April 2016 Editorial
The year seems to be flying past and we
are already in to June, but is it or will it be flaming?
The sixth month of the year it brings Summer, Fathers' Day
and the Summer Solstice as well as rich foliage colourful flowers, grass
cutting and Wimbledon.Its birthstones
are pearl, alexandrite and moonstone and its flower, the rose.Spring ends and summer begins.
July, the seventh month was named after Julius Caesar in
444BC.Its birthstone is ruby and
flower larkspur.Until the 18th century
in English the stress was on the first syllable, rhyming with duly and
truly.Although six months have passed,
the 1st of July is not the mid-point of the year, the exact half-way point is
at 1.00 p.m. on the 3rd July in a non-leap year.
Has Lord Byron got it right? "The English winter, ending in July, to
recommence in August..."
To all newcomers to the village, we welcome you and wish you
happiness in your new homes; and to
those leaving us, we wish you the same.
It is sad that so many villagers have spent time in or are
in hospital and to you all and those not feeling at their best just now, get
As always, a big thank you to everyone who has contributed
to this issue in any way.The August
issue is due out on the 4th and articles will be welcome as soon as possible
but by Wednesday, 13th July, at the latest.
However, in the meantime there are lots of events to look
forward to including the Tea and Tiaras Tea Party, Ron's 100th Birthday bash, a
Flower Demonstration and the Flower Festival at St. Peter's Church.Enjoy.