Remembrance Sunday

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Remembrance Sunday

Hello Everyone
Remembrance Sunday 2021
The National Service of Remembrance, held at The Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday. The aim is to provide the nation with a physical reminder of all those that have served and sacrificed, with British and Commonwealth soldiers, sailors, airmen and women represented. Together with members of the emergency services and civilians, ensuring that no-one is forgotten.
Thank you to Jenny/Janet for knitting the lovely poppies that we sold in class.
Today will see the Queen attend the ceremony at the Cenotaph with Prince Charles laying a wreath of poppies not only on this Remembrance Sunday but also his 73rd birthday.

In Flanders Fields

The poem by John McCrae

In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders’ fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders’ Fields.


November is the month of darker afternoons, leaves falling off the trees, a real autumn feel with all the different colours.
I love winter food with November seeing the cabbage, leeks. pears, parsnips, cauliflower and yes yes yes SPROUTS all coming into the shops.
There is a widely-held view that Brussels sprouts don’t taste of anything until we’ve had a frost. Fact or an old wives’ tale. . . or should that be ‘fake news’? And while I’m on the topic of sprouts, does anyone else cut a little cross into the bottom of each sprout or is it just me?
Unfashionably, I like sprouts and I like them boiled. This, I know, will be deeply distressing to all those celebrity cooks/chefs out there who would like me to cut them up roughly, blanch them and lightly fry with lardons

Class News

Please keep checking my web page for “baby news” as you may find that I have had to quickly cancel a class.
With regard to Monday and Tuesday nights class at Shrub End this can be a “just turn up class” with numbers still being relatively low or you can still use the booking on system.
The till has a trust policy so please pop your class fee in the red tin normally found on the stage and write your name on the clip board next to it please.
Wed & Fri
These morning classes are now very popular so please BOOK your place or let Julie know that you will be attending, do not just walk in please.
Back to Normal
I’m not sure what this means any more – but for now classes are as back to normal as I can make them.
I want nothing more than to drop the booking on system, bring back a monthly payment scheme that suits you all and let you all walk into a class when you want to, but for the rest of this year my road map will stay the same.
Have a good day everyone

1 Comment

  1. Jenny Lithgow

    Sprouts used to be bitter before frost , but apparently the newer varieties now grown are not bitter. I like them plain too, just steemed and yes I used to cut a cross in them but now tend to cut them in half.
    Jenny (a blast from the past)

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