February 2020 Editorial
In December I wrote how unpleasant the
weather had been for weeks and there has hardly been any let up since!Brendan is currently blowing a gale and
lashing down with rain, and oh, if only we could send some of this down under
to the poor folk in Australia suffering horrendous bushfires.
Christmas has come and gone.I hope you enjoyed the festive season
without problems although I believe a number of unfortunate souls have suffered
from flu like coughs.I hope you are
now on the mend and I wish you and all readers a happy, healthy and hopefully
There are events planned to cheer up
the dull February days.Berry in Bloom
are holding a Fun Quiz and Supper on the 7th, the Craft Group will be hosting
their annual Knit In for the North Devon Hospice on
the 24th; and the Manor Hall committee will be tossing pancakes during the
afternoon of Shrove Tuesday, the 25th.
Although the mornings still remain
rather dark the evenings are drawing out and snowdrops are blooming and bulbs
popping up through the sodden soil.The
first day of spring is officially the 19th March, followed by Mothering Sunday
on the 22nd.Gifts for Mother's Day, as
well as Valentine's Day, will be in our Shop, and pots of bulbs and flowers on
Josh Richards' stall at Moules Farm.
But don't forget to put your clocks
forward an hour on the night of the 28th/29th March.
An interesting batch of articles for
this issue and my thanks to all contributors but especially the regulars and
I'll be looking for another batch for
April and Easter and these will be welcome as soon as possible and by
Wednesday, 14th March at the latest.