Classic Car. Anyone Have An MG?

Dear readers, please let us take a quick trip to the garage of the ‘Classic Car Show’. Pictured are two splendid versions of wheels . The VW for touring, and a lady mobile for grace, both classic vehicles transported our Rose Queen, Cate Claton and her entourage to her crowning at the end of June […]

Lunch And Literature

William and Dorothy Wordsworth put together some inspiring literature.  Pictured here William Wordsworth, a scholar at Hawkshead school in The Lake District. I believe it to be his sister, Dorothy, who inspired the writing of ‘ I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud’, a famous piece of script. However, ladies a couple of centuries afore and […]

Fine Beans

Dear readers, I  am ashamed to say that I opened a pack of Fine Beans today. There are more carbon footprints on that pack from Kenya, than Sir Somebody uh! Hum! Avoiding the Viruses by popping off in a custom-made flying machine. Can we grow fine beans, runner beans, broad beans here in Goostrey? Yes […]


¼ cup olive oil (Optional) ⅓ cup loosely packed basil leaves, very thinly sliced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 clove garlic, minced salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 ½ pounds roma (plum) tomatoes, diced 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil (Optional) Directions Simple Steps! Time to impress… Mix 1/4 cup olive […]

Cheshire Potatoes. Grown In Goostrey.

Goostrey fields are spudd-tastic. En-route to Mill Lane today, I saw a blue tractor coupled with dignity to another piece of farm machinery and they bowed. The curtain of mist lifted over the boughs of Goostrey Bongs. Then, the sparrows settled down in nests, above those entrenched acres. The Play warmed up with instrumental starting […]

Summertime Nature

The frogspawn hatched in Spring and afterwards, baby frogs gathered under my strawberry plants and ventured forth for a humid sunbathe last month, they were curious of their new life and glittering eyes could be spotted at twilight, not only in Goostrey but throughout our county. A chorus a tennors, one croak, two croaks and […]


Croatia is a Central European and Mediterranean country, bordering Slovenia to the west, Hungary to the north, Serbia to the east and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the south; the country also has a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea.Croatia has an unusual shape (similar to a croissant!) that is unlike any other […]


The Rose Day 2021 was an imense emergence back to the love of Goostrey. We Love Goostrey! Pictured here, is a design that emiated the  feelings the young people of the village pored into ensuring that every home had a Post-Card to not only advertise the event, yet, ensure the isolated and vulnerable, were thought […]


A report from Simon Linford (President, Central Council of Church Bell Ringers). The sound of church bells. A quintessential part of our soundscape, but something that has been sadly absent from bell towers across the country during the pandemic. Bells call people to worship, mark joyful occasions such as weddings, and muffled, they help us […]

Summer for Canine Companions

Have you thought about how humidity and heat affects a dog, your canine companion? We strolled to Bidlea Dairy this week. They always have a fresh bowl of water and shade for me, and decent milk and ice-cream for my owner. Quotes Miss Topaz, the owner of Miss Sarah McNaught, who thinks she is in […]