RUSHBEARING

The ritual of removing old rushes from the soil on the ground of an ancient church was something cathartic to local people. This performance dates back several hundreds of years, before the installation of pews in church halls in Victorian  times. The field workers many years previously would sythe by hand the rushes at the […]

PHOTO 2021 COMPETITION

This beautiful photograph shows the spirit of our village of Goostrey and despite the long awaited crowning of Cate Clayton, as Rose Queen due to COVID-19 protocol, she was crowned on the last Saturday in June 2021. I nominate the taker of this photograph as a contender for the LoveGoostrey photograph award 2021. Please remember […]

LUNCH AND LITERATURE POSTPONED

Dear ladies and gents, 97 of you responded to the posts that we added to the website about a new idea of lovely lunch and stimulating literature.  I hoped the two-hour-long session would be held at Goostrey Home and Leisure’s cafe. That is great news to hear from 97 interested people.Thank you! To the Goostrey […]

GOOSTREY METHODIST CHURCH SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS FOLLOWING JULY 19TH

Dear Friends The Church Stewards met last Friday (July 23rd) to consider how to respond to the relaxation of rules announced by the government on July 19th. The Stewards felt that it was not yet time to abandon all the Covid secure measures that have been in place so far, but to take a more […]

CANADA-NORTH AMERICA

Canada is located on the North American continent. Canada is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and the Hudson Bay to the north, the Labrador Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the United States to the west and south. Canada, second largest country in the world in […]

Salmon Hot or Salmon Cold. Chicken Too

Gastronomic delights follow me. When I check out media and sometimes a  feeling of being overwhelmed by a little pressure to be a fabulous cook just leaves me rumbling those pantry doors, then phew! Open a can of baked beans? Push an oversized slice of thick bread into the toaster? No! Take a large baking […]

Wild Walking

As the vertical path crumbled under the sole of my water-filled cavern of a walking boot, due to falling into the local brook, and despite lingering exhaustion due to late July heat, there were elberberries and a few blackberries erupting as I descended the route back via  The Bongs of Goostrey. One wet boot, one […]

HOW TO DRESS AFTER 40 – WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU SHOULD AVOID

Below are a few general guidelines on what to avoid doing in terms of style after 40, style over 50 or any age above. 1. DON’T BUY CLOTHES THAT DO NOT FLATTER YOU, EVEN IF THEY ARE ON TREND THIS SEASON. You may be tempted by a new trend but, when thinking about how to […]

Gorgeous

Some years ago, there was a song by ‘Babybird’ titled ‘Georgous’. It was referring to a genre of how that word meant to the singer,  the guitarist and backing-singers in harmony on stage. The words were directed to the human form of the word, a celebration of attraction that two people felt. I feel that […]

Time still to prepare and sow

As the sunflowers show faces in our gardens with a smile and wave, I  felt a change of season coming and the breeze, wandered over for a catch-up this afternoon. I had missed the visit lengthily and hope he remains to refresh us all, our gardens and pets. It must be very gruelling for livestock […]