Archive: Jun 2013

School’s rugby team has winning touch!

The school rugby team (Charlotte Pettitt, Elizabeth Botting, Freya Perry, Saskia Loomes, Robert Wincup, Harry Holmes, Bradley Budd, Jack Norfolk and Oliver Budd) won the touch rugby small schools tournament beating every other team. Teacher Mr Walters took them to the tournament and commented that their teamwork was excellent, their skills were superb and they

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All’s Fair in Gislingham

The sun did its best to make an appearance for the Gislingham Fair on Saturday 29th June. Events started off with a procession by the Silver Band from the Six Bells to the school playing fields where the various stalls were set up. For the rest of the afternoon, there were stalls from various village

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Summertime care and attention

How lovely the gardens are now looking repaying all the effort put in over recent months. July is a good time to get busy trimming especially if you have beech, laurel, privet or hawthorn hedges which will have put on plenty of fresh growth. Lonicera (honeysuckle) will also benefit from a light clipping. Prune the

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Gislingham website redesign – the story

The story of the Gislingham Village Website redesign is now featured on the website of .Net magazine telling about how it was used as a mentoring project for budding up-and-coming web designers, under the watchful eye of freelancer Laura Kalbag. Laura also gives her report on the project on her own website. The original impetus for

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Parish Council help desk 6th July

There will be a guest attending the next Help Desk. His name is Nigel Minter from Anglian Water and he will be happy to answer any questions on the sewerage capacity of the village. If you have had problems in the past, please try to attend.

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Gislingham and Palgrave School Federation wins National Outstanding Governance Award

The Federation of Gislingham and Palgrave CEVC Primary Schools have been awarded this year’s Outstanding Governing Body Award by the National Governors’ Association. At an award ceremony at the House of Commons on 30 April, Lord Nash, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, presented the award to Kit Wells, Chair of Governors and other

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Weed warfare

In theory we should be safe from late frosts this month but be prepared just in case of an icy surprise. Don’t be tempted to put out tender bedding plants till at least the middle of the month and if a latefrost is forecast make sure vulnerable new shoots are protected with fleece. Despite my

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Mushroom, Pepper and Chickpea Bhuna

This recipe was passed onto me by my father. When he retired he decided to learn to cook and attended an Indian cookery course. Nothing like starting with the basics! He hasn’t yet mastered a Victoria Sponge but does make tasty curries. Mushroom, Pepper and Chickpea Bhuna Serves 4 1 tin chickpeas 115g (4oz) button

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Baklava

The days are getting longer and (hopefully!) warmer and I am starting to look forward to eating outside. I love Mediterranean food and my cooking has been inspired by holidays to Spain and Greece. This recipe is a traditional Greek dessert which is also delicious served as an accompaniment to morning coffee. Baklava Makes 16

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British Red Cross Spring/ Summer Snapshot

British Red Cross-Across Suffolk- what we do near you. BBC’s organic gardening guru, Bob Flowerdew, is supporting the Red Cross in Suffolk at Haughley Park Open Garden on Sunday May 12th. He’ll be presenting a talk on ‘No Work Gardening’ – ways to reduce or eliminate unnecessary chores and get more flowers, fruit and produce

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