Out and about November 2022 - issue202

Out and About magazine November 2022 a month to remember the fallen and to respect the service men and women who are committed to protecting us. Stories and articles feature a host of subjects that provide you with interesting reading, take time to relax and enjoy this month's Out and About magazine in the Autumn sunshine. Supported our advertisers, by visiting their local businesses and mentioning that you have seen them right here. Find some great Restaurants and bars, and if you're looking to buy a property then you will also find the most trusted and well-established real estate agents from Maria Alta and North Costa Blanca.

Out and About magazine November 2022 a month to remember the fallen and to respect the service men and women who are committed to protecting us.
Stories and articles feature a host of subjects that provide you with interesting reading, take time to relax and enjoy this month's Out and About magazine in the Autumn sunshine.

Supported our advertisers, by visiting their local businesses and mentioning that you have seen them right here. Find some great Restaurants and bars, and if you're looking to buy a property then you will also find the most trusted and well-established real estate agents from Maria Alta and North Costa Blanca.


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<strong>Out</strong> & About®<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2022</strong> • Issue 202<br />

Costa Blanca<br />

Remembrance<br />

Day<br />

See pages 32-33

2 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA NOVEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | 3<br />



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NOVEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | 5<br />

Dear Reader<br />

For those living in<br />

Spain, this country is<br />

diverse enough to keep<br />

residents all of ages entertained<br />

with things to do <strong>and</strong> places to<br />

visit, whether you’re looking for a<br />

day trip, weekend break, local excursion<br />

or annual vacation, you will find this on<br />

the Costa Blanca.<br />

It is still eye catching to look at the lovely<br />

beaches <strong>and</strong> relax with the good weather<br />

still with us. Much cooler though.<br />

Spain’s weather in <strong>November</strong>. With<br />

seven rainfall days for the month,<br />

rain is expected at some point during<br />

<strong>November</strong>. The amount of sunshine<br />

hours has now dropped to six per day.<br />

The sea temperatures are now just 18<br />

degrees Celsius. On the upside, peak<br />

high temperatures still might reach the<br />

20 to 22 degrees Celsius mark. There is<br />

a fair degree of temperature variation<br />

in the waters of the Med. It is generally<br />

significantly warmer as you travel east <strong>and</strong><br />

there is around 10°C range between winter<br />

<strong>and</strong> summer high <strong>and</strong> lows.<br />

It’s worth thinking <strong>about</strong> some<br />

warm clothes. I cannot believe a “cool”<br />

<strong>November</strong> is arriving. We just don’t know!!<br />

<strong>November</strong>’s traditional weather on the<br />

Costa Blanca is fairly miserable, but that is<br />

if you compare it to the peaks of summer.<br />

Remembrance Day also known as Poppy<br />

Day or Armistice Day is celebrated to<br />

commemorate the heroic efforts made in<br />

past wars. The holiday is annual <strong>and</strong> it<br />

is on the second Sunday in <strong>November</strong>. A<br />

moment of silence is reserved at 11am on<br />

<strong>November</strong> 11th. People wear poppies as a<br />

symbol of respect. On this day memorial<br />

services, church services <strong>and</strong><br />

parades also held to remember<br />

the members of their armed<br />

forces who have died in the line of<br />

duty. Remembrance Day is to recall<br />

the end of hostilities of World War I<br />

on that date in 1918. Bells in churches <strong>and</strong><br />

cathedrals will ring out on 11 <strong>November</strong><br />

<strong>and</strong> Big Ben will also strike to mark the<br />

centenary of Armistice Day.<br />

World War 1 Jul 28, 1914 – Nov 11, 1918.<br />

World War II (WWII or WW2), also<br />

known as the Second World War, was a<br />

global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945.<br />

The birthstone for the month of<br />

<strong>November</strong> is yellow topaz, which is<br />

believed by some to impart powers of<br />

healing <strong>and</strong> give the wearer strength.<br />

<strong>November</strong> Birth Flower:<br />

Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemums or<br />

“mums” as they are more commonly<br />

known are one of the most widely<br />

cultivated flowers in the world, <strong>and</strong> the<br />

birthday flower for those born in the<br />

month of <strong>November</strong>.<br />

People born from <strong>November</strong> 1st to<br />

<strong>November</strong> 22nd are members of the<br />

Scorpio sign. A Scorpio can be identified by<br />

their success-driven <strong>and</strong> resilient nature.<br />

Remember you are never alone with an<br />

<strong>Out</strong> & About Costa Blanca magazine.<br />

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<strong>and</strong> happy.<br />

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08 Readers’ Letters<br />

10 Akira<br />

12 Dr. M.Signes<br />

18 David Moorhouse<br />

22 Memory Lane<br />

24 Dee’s Travels<br />

32 Remembrance Day<br />

34 Walsh’s Wisdom<br />

40 Whining On<br />

42 A Medium Rare<br />

48 Albir Family Medical Centre<br />

50 Anne Rodger<br />

51 Cookery<br />

54 Paws For Thought<br />

55 Puzzle Page<br />

57 Book Review<br />

58 Celebrity Profile<br />

62 Horoscope<br />


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6 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA NOVEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | 7<br />

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NOVEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | 9<br />

I have done something that I regret very deeply.<br />

It is too late to undo the harm that my actions<br />

have brought to someone that I love very deeply,<br />

but cannot live with. I need help with a drug<br />

related problem, <strong>and</strong> would like to know if there<br />

is an English speaking counseling service that I<br />

could arrange an appointment with?<br />

James. (SMS)<br />

James, you are finally asking for help, <strong>and</strong><br />

I am concerned that this help may not be<br />

readily available to you in Spain. I have<br />

forwarded your full message to a therapist<br />

that I know who may be able to help you,<br />

<strong>and</strong> she speaks English. Knowing that you<br />

need help is the first step in your recovery,<br />

<strong>and</strong> I want others to read your message, so<br />

that some good comes from that. If you have<br />

a Doctor here in Spain, there are projects<br />

locally that can help you. Commit <strong>and</strong> it will<br />

change your life. I wish you all the very best.<br />

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Can our AGONY UNCLE help you<br />

Readers<br />

Letters<br />

Email to: relojdesol@mail.com<br />

My husb<strong>and</strong> has a permanent sweat<br />

rash, <strong>and</strong> creams do not seem to help<br />

him at all. He gets very upset <strong>and</strong><br />

the heat makes it flare up even worse.<br />

Can you recommend anything that we<br />

could do?<br />

Pat. Altea La Vieja<br />

I am not a Doctor, but persistent<br />

rashes need a swab test to find out<br />

the bacterial cause, <strong>and</strong> your Doctor<br />

should be able to help you. I have<br />

always used a fungal foot infection<br />

powder on sweat rashes. If it will<br />

deal with fungal infections of the<br />

feet it is possible to use it safely on<br />

the body too. Medicated talcum<br />

powder is an alternative. Keeping<br />

the affected area dry facilitates<br />

healing. Creams don’t work. Good<br />

luck.<br />


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My neighbour leaves her young son alone<br />

at night because she works in a bar. He is<br />

very quiet, but he appears very lonely <strong>and</strong><br />

withdrawn <strong>and</strong> I am worried <strong>about</strong> him. I<br />

don’t want to get his mother into trouble,<br />

but on the other h<strong>and</strong> I am concerned.<br />

Bets. Benidorm<br />

What a good neighbour you are<br />

Bets. I can fully underst<strong>and</strong> your<br />

predicament. What you have not said<br />

is the age of this boy. If he is teenage<br />

then it is a different kettle of fish than<br />

a child being alone in the home. A<br />

@<br />

teenager could always call into the bar<br />

where his mother works, for example.<br />

A younger child maybe couldn’t<br />

h<strong>and</strong>le this. I fully underst<strong>and</strong> the<br />

need for mum to work, because she<br />

has to earn a living, <strong>and</strong> jobs are scarce.<br />

Have a word with Mum. If you are<br />

prepared to, make it clear that you are<br />

a concerned neighbour <strong>and</strong> that in an<br />

emergency you could be there for the<br />

boy. Let him know that you are only<br />

next door. Monitor this situation <strong>and</strong><br />

play it by ear. It’s great that you are so<br />

caring.<br />

Readers can now send their questions <strong>and</strong> problems to a newly appointed Agony Uncle.<br />

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NOVEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | 13<br />

Video games are a great source of<br />

entertainment, socializing <strong>and</strong> even<br />

education for both children <strong>and</strong> adults.<br />

But they can also cause health<br />

problems on the inside <strong>and</strong><br />

out. This can include<br />

anything from poor<br />

sleep to low selfesteem.<br />

Too much<br />

time in front<br />

of the screen<br />

can also harm<br />

vision.<br />

Excess time<br />

spent playing<br />

video games<br />

can also cause<br />

joint <strong>and</strong><br />

muscle pain.<br />

Despite<br />

these<br />

unfavorable<br />

factors, video<br />

games can actually<br />

improve some<br />

aspects of health. For<br />

example, vision disorders<br />

such as amblyopia can be<br />

treated with special video games.<br />

Many experts believe that video games<br />

can have a negative effect on mental health.<br />

This includes symptoms like: poor academic<br />

performance, self-esteem <strong>and</strong> loneliness.<br />

Playing video games can also be habitforming.<br />

So, like other activities, limiting your<br />

time with video games is recommended.<br />

Additional measures may need to be taken<br />

if video games cause too many problems for<br />

one’s frame of mind. Never hesitate to talk<br />

to your doctor <strong>about</strong> your psychological<br />

symptoms <strong>and</strong> what could be contributing to<br />

them.<br />

On the other h<strong>and</strong>, goal-oriented games<br />

increase motivation in life outside the screen.<br />

Multiplayer games improve social skills by<br />

Are video games bad for<br />

your health?<br />

having players work together virtually. High<br />

scores <strong>and</strong> achieving higher levels in a game<br />

give players a sense of accomplishment. This<br />

can reflect positively on other life goals.<br />

And of course, the enjoyment <strong>and</strong><br />

entertainment gamers feel<br />

as they play are positive<br />

feelings.<br />

Eye health<br />

Video games may<br />

also affect your eye<br />

health. One of the<br />

most commonly<br />

reported disorders<br />

associated with<br />

video games<br />

<strong>and</strong> excessive<br />

screen time is a<br />

condition known<br />

as computer vision<br />

syndrome (CVS).<br />

When the eyes<br />

focus on a brightly<br />

lit screen for too long,<br />

it can cause strain. This<br />

can then lead to symptoms<br />

such as dry eyes, blurred vision<br />

<strong>and</strong> headaches. But focusing on the<br />

screen for a long period of time isn’t the<br />

only risk factor. Screen glares, poor posture<br />

<strong>and</strong> improper lighting can all contribute to the<br />

discomfort.<br />

If you have an uncorrected vision problem<br />

such as myopia (nearsightedness), it can<br />

make symptoms even worse. This is because<br />

the eyes have to stress even more in order to<br />

focus.<br />

Fortunately, there is a way to combat these<br />

problems:<br />

• Employ the 20-20-20 rule – take a break<br />

every 20 minutes to view an object that is 20<br />

feet or more away from you for 20 seconds.<br />

• Try a pair of gaming or computer glasses to<br />

protect your eyes from harmful blue light<br />

emitted by digital screens.<br />

• Limit screen time altogether, if possible.<br />

• Get your eyes <strong>and</strong> vision checked on a<br />

yearly basis.<br />

• Use good posture when sitting<br />

down to play a game. Be sure<br />

you are not sitting too close to the<br />

screen.<br />

Many health problems can occur<br />

when you play video games for<br />

an extended or excessive amount<br />

of time. Like many activities,<br />

indulging video games <strong>and</strong> other<br />

digital activities should be done in<br />

moderation. At the very least, they<br />

should be done with protection<br />

such as computer glasses,<br />

proper lighting <strong>and</strong> a healthy<br />

mindset.<br />

For an optimal balance<br />

between your health <strong>and</strong> your<br />

video game consumption,<br />

check in with yourself <strong>and</strong><br />

take a step back when needed.<br />

And don’t forget to get your vision checked<br />

every year to ensure any focusing issues are<br />

corrected.<br />



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14 | OUT AND ABOUT COSTA BLANCA NOVEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | 15<br />

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JANUARY <strong>2022</strong> | 17<br />

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NOVEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | 19<br />

Magic Travel<br />

Moments<br />

Highlight those (many) travel moments in<br />

my life when things have ‘sparkled’.<br />

Years ago, when I worked in Caracas,<br />

Venezuela as a consultant, advising<br />

a leading insurance company on the<br />

introduction of a range of new products for<br />

local insurance markets.... our consultancy<br />

group included a long-time (U.S.) Caracas<br />

resident who had developed good, local<br />

contacts over the years.<br />

<strong>Out</strong>side our daily work-routine, this<br />

colleague introduced us to some of his<br />

personal friends, people not directly<br />

connected to the insurance company.<br />

Caracas Chorus<br />

by John<br />

David<br />

Moorhouse<br />

I recall one lady who lived in a lovely home<br />

right in the middle of Caracas, in the safe<br />

“Green Zone”.<br />

She had a beautiful, tropical garden <strong>and</strong>,<br />

in the cool of the evening, we would sit<br />

outside with after-dinner drinks, listening<br />

to the cicadas, nightjars <strong>and</strong> other nocturnal<br />

creatures, a never-to-be-forgotten chorus.... it<br />

was sheer magic!<br />

1960 - Double De-Clutching in<br />

The Lake District<br />

I<br />

first drove with a Provisional Driver’s<br />

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<strong>November</strong> 1st - All Hallows<br />

Day, also known as All Saints<br />

Day among Roman Catholics,<br />

commemorating those who have<br />

no special feast day.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 1, 1700 - Charles II of<br />

Spain died <strong>and</strong> was succeeded by<br />

Philip V, resulting in the War of<br />

Spanish Succession.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 1, 1776 - Mission San<br />

Juan Capistrano was founded<br />

in California. Each year, the<br />

swallows of Capistrano leave their<br />

nests there around St. John’s Day<br />

(October 23rd) <strong>and</strong> return the<br />

following year near St. Joseph’s<br />

Day (March 19th).<br />

<strong>November</strong> 1, 1848 - The first<br />

medical school for women opened<br />

in Boston. The Boston Female<br />

Medical School was founded by<br />

Samuel Gregory with just twelve<br />

students. In 1874, the school<br />

merged with the Boston University<br />

School of Medicine, becoming one<br />

of the first co-ed medical schools.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 1, 1995 - The first allrace<br />

local government elections<br />

took place in South Africa,<br />

marking the end of the apartheid<br />

system.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 2, 1947 - The first <strong>and</strong><br />

only flight of Howard Hughes’<br />

“Spruce Goose” flying boat<br />

occurred in Long Beach Harbour,<br />

California. It flew <strong>about</strong> a mile<br />

at an altitude of 70 feet. Costing<br />

$25 million, the 200-ton plywood<br />

eight-engine Hercules was the<br />

world’s largest airplane, designed,<br />

built <strong>and</strong> flown by Hughes. It<br />

later became a tourist attraction<br />

alongside the Queen Mary ship<br />

at Long Beach <strong>and</strong> has since been<br />

moved to Oregon.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 4, 1922 - King Tut’s<br />

tomb was discovered at Luxor,<br />

Egypt, by British archaeologist<br />

Howard Carter after several years<br />

of searching. The child-King<br />

Tutankhamen became pharaoh<br />

at age nine <strong>and</strong> died around 1352<br />

B.C. at age 19. The tomb was<br />

found mostly intact, containing<br />

numerous priceless items now<br />

exhibited in Egypt’s National<br />

Museum in Cairo.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 4, 1890 - The first<br />

electrified underground railway<br />

system was officially opened in<br />

London.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 4, 1942 - During World<br />

War II, British troops led by<br />

Bernard Montgomery defeated the<br />

Germans under Erwin Rommel<br />

at El Alamein after a twelve-day<br />

battle.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 5th - Remembered<br />

as Guy Fawkes Day in Britain,<br />

for the anniversary of the failed<br />

“Gunpowder Plot” to blow up the<br />

Houses of Parliament <strong>and</strong> King<br />

James I in 1605.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 5, 1911 - Aviator<br />

C.P. Snow completed the first<br />

transcontinental flight across<br />

America, l<strong>and</strong>ing at Pasadena,<br />

California. He had taken off from<br />

Sheepshead Bay, New York, on<br />

September 17th <strong>and</strong> flew a distance<br />

of 3,417 miles.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 6, 1917 - During World<br />

War I, the Third Battle of Ypres<br />

concluded after five months as<br />

Canadian <strong>and</strong> Australian troops<br />

took Passchendaele. Their advance,<br />

measuring five miles, cost at least<br />

240,000 soldiers.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 7, 1659 - The Treaty of<br />

the Pyrenees was signed, ending<br />

the Franco-Spanish war of 1648-59.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 8, 1895 - X-rays<br />

(electromagnetic rays) were<br />

discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen<br />

at the University of Wuerzburg in<br />

Germany.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 8th. Birthday -<br />

Pioneering heart surgeon<br />

Christiaan Barnard (1922-2001)<br />

was born in Beaufort West, Cape of<br />

Good Hope Province, South Africa.<br />

He headed the surgical team that<br />

achieved the first-ever human<br />

heart transplant in 1967.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 9, 1989 - The Berlin<br />

Wall was opened up after st<strong>and</strong>ing<br />

for 28 years as a symbol of the<br />

Cold War. The 27.9 mile wall had<br />

been constructed in 1961.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 10, 1871 - Explorer<br />

Henry M. Stanley found<br />

missionary David Livingstone<br />

at Ujiji, Africa. Stanley began his<br />

search the previous March for<br />

Livingstone who had been missing<br />

for two years. Upon locating him,<br />

he simply asked, “Dr. Livingstone,<br />

I presume?”<br />

<strong>November</strong> 10, 1942 - Following<br />

the British victory at El Alamein<br />

in North Africa during World War<br />

II, British Prime Minister Winston<br />

Churchill stated, “This is not the<br />

end. It is not even the beginning of<br />

the end. But it is, perhaps, the end<br />

of the beginning.”<br />

Birthday - Actor Richard<br />

Burton (1925-1984) was born in<br />

Pontrhydyfen, South Wales (as<br />

Richard Jenkins). The son of a coal<br />

miner, he came to be regarded as<br />

one of the greatest acting talents of<br />

his day, although he never received<br />

an Oscar <strong>and</strong> was never knighted.<br />

He led a tempestuous personal<br />

life, highlighted by twice marrying<br />

actress Elizabeth Taylor. He died at<br />

age 58 of a cerebral haemorrhage.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 11, 1918 - At 5 a.m., in<br />

Marshal Foch’s railway car in the<br />

Forest of Compiegne, the Armistice<br />

between the Allied <strong>and</strong> Central<br />

Powers was signed, silencing the<br />

guns of World War I effective at 11<br />

a.m. – the 11th hour of the 11th day<br />

of the 11th month. In many places<br />

in Europe, a moment of silence in<br />

memory of the millions of fallen<br />

soldiers is still observed.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 11, Birthday - World<br />

War II General George S. Patton<br />

(1885-1945) was born in San<br />

Gabriel, California. In 1942, he led<br />

the Allied task force that l<strong>and</strong>ed<br />

at Casablanca in North Africa. He<br />

comm<strong>and</strong>ed the U.S. 7th Army<br />

during the invasion of Sicily, then<br />

received worldwide attention <strong>and</strong><br />

an official reprim<strong>and</strong> for slapping<br />

a hospitalized soldier suffering<br />

from battle fatigue. After D-Day,<br />

he led the U.S. 3rd Army across<br />

France <strong>and</strong> into Germany. He<br />

died at Heidelberg, Germany on<br />

December 21, 1945, of injuries from<br />

an automobile accident.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 13, 1927 - The Holl<strong>and</strong><br />

Tunnel was opened to traffic. The<br />

tunnel runs under the Hudson<br />

River between New York City<br />

<strong>and</strong> Jersey City <strong>and</strong> was the first<br />

underwater tunnel built in the<br />

U.S. It is comprised of two tubes,<br />

each large enough for two lanes<br />

of traffic.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 14, 1770 - Scottish<br />

explorer James Bruce discovered<br />

the source of the Blue Nile on Lake<br />

Tana in northwest Ethiopia.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 14, 1994 - The first<br />

paying passengers traveled on<br />

the new rail service through the<br />

Channel Tunnel linking Engl<strong>and</strong><br />

<strong>and</strong> France.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 17, 1558 - Queen<br />

Elizabeth I ascended the throne of<br />

Engl<strong>and</strong> at the age of 25, reigning<br />

until 1603 when she was 69. Under<br />

her leadership, Engl<strong>and</strong> became<br />

a world power, defeating the<br />

Spanish Armada, <strong>and</strong> witnessed a<br />

golden age of literature featuring<br />

works by William Shakespeare,<br />

Edmund Spenser <strong>and</strong> others.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 17, 1869 - The Suez<br />

Canal was formally opened after<br />

more than 10 years of construction.<br />

Birthday - British General Bernard<br />

L. Montgomery (1887-1976) was<br />

born in St. Mark’s Vicarage,<br />

Kennington Oval, London. He led<br />

the British Eighth Army to a major<br />

victory over the Germans at El<br />

Alamein in North Africa in 1943.<br />

He then led the Eighth Army in<br />

the Sicilian <strong>and</strong> Italian campaigns<br />

<strong>and</strong> comm<strong>and</strong>ed all ground forces<br />

during D-Day.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 18th. Birthday -<br />

Photography inventor Louis<br />

Daguerre (1789-1851) was born in<br />

Cormeilles, near Paris. In 1839, at<br />

a meeting of the French Academy<br />

of Sciences, he announced his<br />

daguerreotype process, the first<br />

practical photographic process that<br />

produced lasting pictures.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 19, 1978 - The biggest<br />

mass suicide in history occurred<br />

as Reverend Jim Jones led over<br />

900 followers to their deaths at<br />

Jonestown, Guyana. Members of<br />

his “Peoples Temple” religious<br />

cult were ordered to drink a<br />

cyanide-laced fruit drink. Those<br />

who refused were forcibly injected.<br />

Precipitating the tragedy a day<br />

earlier, California Congressman<br />

Leo J. Ryan, along with four<br />

associates <strong>and</strong> several reporters,<br />

had been shot to death during<br />

an ambush at a nearby airstrip.<br />

They were attempting to return<br />

home after investigating the cult’s<br />

remote jungle location. Jones <strong>and</strong><br />

his mistress killed themselves after<br />

watching his entire membership<br />

die. Only a few cult members<br />

managed to escape.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 20, 1947 - Engl<strong>and</strong>’s<br />

Princess Elizabeth married Philip<br />

Mountbatten. Elizabeth was the<br />

first child of King George VI <strong>and</strong><br />

became Queen Elizabeth II upon<br />

the death of her father in 1952.<br />

Birthday <strong>November</strong> 20th - Robert<br />

F. Kennedy (1925-1968) was born<br />

in Brookline, Massachusetts.<br />

He was the younger brother of<br />

President John F. Kennedy <strong>and</strong><br />

served as his attorney general.<br />

Following the assassination<br />

of President Kennedy, Robert<br />

Kennedy became a U.S. Senator<br />

from New York. In 1968, he sought<br />

the Democratic nomination for<br />

president <strong>and</strong> appeared headed<br />

for victory, but was shot <strong>and</strong> killed<br />

by an assassin in Los Angeles,<br />

just after winning the California<br />

primary.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 22, 1963 - At 12:30 p.m.,<br />

on Elm Street in downtown Dallas,<br />

President John F. Kennedy’s<br />

motorcade slowly approached a<br />

triple underpass. Shots rang out.<br />

The President was struck in the<br />

back, then in the head. He was<br />

rushed to Parkl<strong>and</strong> Memorial<br />

Hospital where fifteen doctors<br />

tried to save him. At 1 p.m.,<br />

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th<br />

President of the United States, was<br />

pronounced dead. On board Air<br />

Force One, at 2:38 p.m., Lyndon B.<br />

Johnson was sworn in as the 36th<br />

President.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 22, 1975 - Juan Carlos<br />

was sworn in as King of Spain,<br />

following the death of General<br />

Franscisco Franco who had ruled<br />

as dictator since 1939.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 26th Birthday -<br />

American physician <strong>and</strong> women’s<br />

rights leader, Mary Edwards<br />

Walker (1832-1919) was born in<br />

Oswego, New York. She was the<br />

first female surgeon in U.S. Army,<br />

serving during the Civil War.<br />

She was captured <strong>and</strong> spent four<br />

months in a Confederate prison. In<br />

1865, she became the first <strong>and</strong> only<br />

woman ever to receive the Medal<br />

of Honour.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 30th Birthday -<br />

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)<br />

was born in Blenheim Palace,<br />

Oxfordshire, Engl<strong>and</strong>. Before<br />

World War II, he held a number<br />

of high level political offices in<br />

Britain including First Lord of the<br />

Admiralty. In May 1940, he became<br />

Prime Minister, stating, “I have<br />

nothing to offer but blood, tears,<br />

toil, <strong>and</strong> sweat.” His inspirational<br />

speeches, combined with his<br />

political skills <strong>and</strong> military<br />

strategy carried Britain through<br />

the war, <strong>and</strong> helped the Allies<br />

overcome the Nazi onslaught <strong>and</strong><br />

defeat Hitler.





I’m not a great fan of social media but I<br />

admit to using it for two reasons. Firstly, I<br />

chat to other writer friends <strong>and</strong> secondly<br />

for marketing. They tell us we should<br />

socialise 80% of the time <strong>and</strong> push<br />

our products – in my case my<br />

books – the remaining 20%.<br />

It can occupy a great deal<br />

of time, but I have made<br />

many close on-line<br />

friends. I have met a<br />

few in ‘real life’ <strong>and</strong><br />

yes with so much<br />

in common, we<br />

clicked. I also take<br />

part in a couple of<br />

Zoom meetings a<br />

month with writers<br />

on the other side of<br />

the Atlantic <strong>and</strong> in<br />

South Africa. It’s so<br />

easy to keep in touch.<br />

(I’ve written before how<br />

when we first started living<br />

abroad, communications with<br />

home were almost non-existent). I’m<br />

still getting my head around linking up with<br />

people all over the globe by text or face to<br />

face at no cost. My cynical mind tells me<br />

there has to be a catch somewhere. No little<br />

pop ups screaming ‘buy me’ ‘you need me’<br />

‘spend now!’<br />

Elizabeth R was a beacon of exemplary<br />

beTo add to this, Big Brother is out there<br />

monitoring every keystroke. Planning a<br />

flight to London? Half way through <strong>and</strong><br />

there is a ring at the doorbell. You ab<strong>and</strong>on<br />

the task <strong>and</strong> go to greet your visitor. Next<br />

time you log on, your screen is flooded with<br />

cheap flight offers to Heathrow <strong>and</strong> Gatwick.<br />

So how private is your life?<br />

In many of the far-out<br />

expat communities I’ve<br />

lived in, we were in<br />

a goldfish bowl.<br />

Since we were a<br />

close-knit group,<br />

everyone knew<br />

what everyone<br />

else was doing.<br />

We were a<br />

family spread<br />

out across the<br />

city, but our lives<br />

were more akin<br />

to village living.<br />

I was amazed<br />

when I first moved to<br />

South Africa <strong>and</strong> phoned<br />

the British Embassy.<br />

“Can I help you?”<br />

“Yes please. I’d like to register the family<br />

as resident for now in Johannesburg.”<br />

“Why?”<br />

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“Well, every time we move to a new<br />

country we’ve always checked in, so you<br />

can inform us of evacuation plans <strong>and</strong> other<br />

changes <strong>and</strong> so on.”<br />

“We don’t do that.”<br />

“You don’t?”<br />

“No.”<br />

“Not even for invites to embassy receptions<br />

<strong>and</strong> celebrations? The Queen’s birthday for<br />

example?” (We had attended several of these<br />

in the past <strong>and</strong> even hosted one ourselves.”)<br />

“Good heavens no. We’re lucky if we can<br />

go home early on Her Majesty’s birthday.<br />

So, no, we don’t list foreign nationals. Sorry<br />

I can’t help you.” The receiver was replaced<br />

but not before I heard peals of laughter<br />

cackling down the line. I could imagine<br />

the embassy staff round the water cooler<br />

laughing hysterically at the stupid Brit who<br />

asked such a ridiculous question.<br />

The only time we were informed to “Keep<br />

Calm <strong>and</strong> Carry On,” was in Nairobi during<br />

the time of the riots in 1975. A popular<br />

politician was found butchered on a hillside<br />

outside the city <strong>and</strong> the people rose up in<br />

fury.<br />

It was unfortunate that we had chosen<br />

that day to do a little shopping in the city<br />

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<strong>and</strong> were caught up in clouds of tear gas<br />

<strong>and</strong> screaming hoards in full battle with the<br />

police <strong>and</strong> maybe there were some army<br />

involved too. We didn’t wait to find out<br />

<strong>and</strong> sheltered in a doorway <strong>and</strong> then fled<br />

up the stairs <strong>and</strong> barged into an office to<br />

wait out the chaos <strong>and</strong> mayhem outside. We<br />

were lucky the staff were friendly <strong>and</strong> even<br />

brewed up shots of Kenyan coffee to help<br />

calm our nerves.<br />

A good tip if you are ever visiting an<br />

unfamiliar city. If the streets are deserted,<br />

many of the shops closed <strong>and</strong> boarded up,<br />

never assume it’s only a public holiday. You<br />

never know what you are going to encounter<br />

as you turn the next corner. Riots are not as<br />

benign as would appear on television from<br />

the comfort of your couch. They are to be<br />

avoided at all costs especially when your<br />

embassy only warned you the following day.<br />

By Dee Tavener-Craig<br />

All proceeds are for the needy animals of Calpe<br />

A difficult year for all of us but we still need to raise money for Calpe’s lost or ab<strong>and</strong>oned<br />

dogs <strong>and</strong> cats.<br />

Our shop is an Aladdin’s cave of clothing, books, DVDs, bric-a-brac <strong>and</strong> household goods<br />

so come along <strong>and</strong> snap up a bargain. The shop is situated in the lower ground floor of<br />

Edificio Perlamar on the Gabriel Miro, Calpe <strong>and</strong> is open from 10am until 1pm<br />

Mondays to Fridays.<br />

The president, Elinor Gonzalez lives in Las Bassetes where she cares for<br />

Calpe’s ab<strong>and</strong>oned <strong>and</strong> sick animals, bringing them back to health <strong>and</strong><br />

finding new caring owners for them. Her telephone number is<br />

620 106 733<br />

<strong>and</strong> she also has a stall on the Wednesday <strong>and</strong><br />

Saturday market in Calpe if you wish to offer help<br />

or Dog walk, or adopt one of the lovely dogs<br />

Elinor would be so pleased to hear from you.

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Honour Their Spirit<br />

Commemorating the<br />

Centenary of<br />

Armistice 2018<br />

By Carol Levey<br />

World War 1 began on July 28, 1914<br />

<strong>and</strong> lasted until <strong>November</strong> 11, 1918.<br />

When Archduke Franz Ferdin<strong>and</strong>,<br />

the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, was<br />

assassinated in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914,<br />

it triggered a chain of events that resulted<br />

in World War 1. British <strong>and</strong> German forces<br />

clashed on 23rd August at the Battle of Mons,<br />

which took place in Belgium. This was the first<br />

battle between the British <strong>and</strong> the Germans on<br />

the Western Front.<br />

Soldiers fought largely in trenches during<br />

the war, <strong>and</strong> thous<strong>and</strong>s suffered from stress,<br />

known as shell-shock. The British <strong>and</strong> French<br />

trenches were often squalid, whereas the<br />

German trenches were almost luxurious in<br />

comparison, with bunks <strong>and</strong> decent cooking<br />

facilities.<br />

By the end of WW1, over 9 million soldiers<br />

had been killed, <strong>and</strong> another 21 million<br />

wounded. Over a million soldiers were killed<br />

in the infamous Battle of the Somme alone,<br />

including <strong>about</strong> 30,000 in just one day.<br />

During World War I, there were an estimated<br />

2,490 km of trenches throughout Western<br />

Europe. Most trenches were <strong>about</strong> 3 metres<br />

deep <strong>and</strong> between 1 <strong>and</strong> 2 metres wide.<br />

Life in the trenches was extremely hard, as<br />

well as dangerous. Most soldiers spent between<br />

a day <strong>and</strong> 2 weeks in a trench on the front line<br />

before being relieved.<br />

Sanitary conditions in the trenches were poor<br />

<strong>and</strong> many soldiers suffered from gangrene <strong>and</strong><br />

cholera. Often, dead bodies were simply left<br />

out in the open rather than buried.<br />

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy<br />

Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day<br />

observed in Commonwealth countries since the<br />

end of World War I to remember the members<br />

of their armed forces who have died in the line<br />

of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on 11<br />

<strong>November</strong>. Hostilities formally ended at the<br />

11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month<br />

The red remembrance poppy has become a<br />

familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to<br />

the poem “In Fl<strong>and</strong>ers Fields”. These poppies<br />

bloomed across some of the worst battlefields<br />

of Fl<strong>and</strong>ers in World War I, their brilliant red<br />

colour an appropriate symbol for the blood<br />

spilled in the war.<br />

The cemetery is at the spot where Canadian<br />

doctor John McCrae wrote the poem “In<br />

Fl<strong>and</strong>ers Fields” while sitting in the back of an<br />

ambulance at a dressing station at the height of<br />

the Second Battle of Ypres.<br />

It contains the lines, “In Fl<strong>and</strong>ers fields<br />

the poppies blow / Between the crosses,<br />

row on row” which started the tradition of<br />

Remembrance Day poppies.<br />

There are scores of military cemeteries<br />

dotting the countryside across the Fl<strong>and</strong>ers<br />

region.<br />

Nearly 60,000 British troops died in the<br />

Second Battle of Ypres over a two-month<br />

period.<br />

World War 11. There are so many sad stories<br />

recorded of World War 11 <strong>and</strong> of terrible<br />

happenings in German prison camps <strong>and</strong> those<br />

that were taken prisoners in February 1942<br />

after fighting in Malaya, some more than three<br />

<strong>and</strong> a half years in captivity only existed on<br />

a diet of rice <strong>and</strong> soup. Some prisoners were<br />

moved from camps to work in coal mines of<br />

Wakayama. There are too many to list but we<br />

must always remember their bravery. We are<br />

here today because of their bravery.<br />

Carretera Moraira-Calpe<br />

coast road No 144, (in front<br />

of Euro Gym), Moraira<br />

Tel: 96 649 2436<br />



12.00 – 15.30/18.00 – late.<br />

For reservations call on<br />

966 492 436.<br />

Welcome to ‘The Kathm<strong>and</strong>u’ restaurant in Moraira where the food is prepared in the Nepalese<br />

style giving you fragrant <strong>and</strong> tasty dishes from India.<br />

Kathm<strong>and</strong>u Restaurant is a very popular Nepali-Indian Restaurant in Moraira.<br />

The restaurant serves quality Indian <strong>and</strong> Nepali dishes at reasonable prices or to Take Away.<br />


There are special discounts for celebrations <strong>and</strong> parties.<br />

The Kathm<strong>and</strong>u has free parking directly outside the restaurant.<br />



Monday closed.<br />

Tuesday - Sunday<br />

13.00-16.00 -<br />

18.00-23.00.<br />

The menu at The Kathm<strong>and</strong>u includes a wide selection of Indian <strong>and</strong> Nepalese dishes to choose from.<br />

Nepalese cuisine, is known for the flavours <strong>and</strong> textures of their curries. For those of you who enjoy<br />

a hotter curry, then just ask the Chef <strong>and</strong> he will certainly be able to accommodate.<br />

There is also a very well stocked bar to suit all tastes. Inside the restaurant is spacious <strong>and</strong> attractive<br />

in design. <strong>Out</strong>side has a stylish, also spacious semi covered lovely terraced area.<br />

Great Indian food, owner <strong>and</strong> members of the staff are really friendly <strong>and</strong> you will find it a pleasure<br />

eating there! There are other Kathm<strong>and</strong>u restaurants in Javea, Denia, Albir, Moraira <strong>and</strong> Valencia.


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03724 MORAIRA<br />

Tel. 96 574 5395<br />

www.elnidomoraira.com<br />

Opening hours.<br />

From 10.00 am<br />

every day.<br />

El Nido is a True Haven. Excellent<br />

restaurant in every way - It’s a must<br />

This restaurant is fantastic!!!! You will love the food<br />

<strong>and</strong> its location is in a top spot right opposite the<br />

beach. The staff are lovely <strong>and</strong> very efficient. It’s a<br />

must.<br />

Excellent variety of great food <strong>and</strong> if you need<br />

food to be gluten free they totally underst<strong>and</strong> your<br />

requirements.<br />

The Chef at El Nido, Moraira is an artist, the meals<br />

are displayed with such talent <strong>and</strong> far beyond<br />

anyone’s expectations. Everything is presented<br />

with a clash of favours that complement each other<br />

brilliantly <strong>and</strong> each dish is displayed mouthwateringly<br />

beautiful.<br />

El Nido has a really good menu with a nice mix<br />

of local dishes <strong>and</strong> international style items. The<br />

Service is friendly <strong>and</strong> attentive <strong>and</strong> the food is of<br />

really high quality, it would bear comparison with<br />

some of the prestige places in the larger cities<br />

It is a real gem <strong>and</strong> you will look forward to eating<br />

there again <strong>and</strong> again, as the service is quick<br />

<strong>and</strong> friendly, food is tasty. Location is good. The<br />

whole place feels perfect <strong>and</strong> is worth trying. El<br />

Nido’s paella is also a must <strong>and</strong> is very tasty <strong>and</strong><br />

good value plus an excellent house wine. There<br />

is so much variety in Paella choices from a mixed<br />

meat or fish, vegetable, Seafood, Mellow rice with<br />

Lobster, to Saffron <strong>and</strong> Squid <strong>and</strong> many more to<br />

think <strong>about</strong>. The tapas are mouth-watering from<br />

mixed fried fish, Clams in Marina sauce, Grilled<br />

cuttlefish to name but a few. A big variety of meat<br />

<strong>and</strong> fish menus such as Grilled Pork fillet, Rabbit<br />

cooked in garlic seasoning, Duck. Or Grilled<br />

Seabass, Lobster stew, Hake to grilled prawns<br />

<strong>and</strong> many more to choose from. Childrens’ menus<br />

available.<br />

El Nido is a true haven to relax <strong>and</strong> enjoy an<br />

evening with friends <strong>and</strong> family. The staff go out of<br />

their way to make you feel welcome.<br />

Esmeralda Jewellers is an established family business with a fantastic array of<br />

beautiful jewellery so adorable you would st<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong> gaze at the beauty <strong>and</strong><br />

craftsmanship of their products.<br />

They are very professional, reliable people <strong>and</strong> also very helpful so your very<br />

precious watch or piece of jewellery in need of repair or cleaning is safe in their<br />

h<strong>and</strong>s. Thus when looking for that special gift, you need to visit Esmeralda<br />

jewellers. It is a family run business so you are made very welcome <strong>and</strong> the<br />

staff will help you choose jewellery, watches, porcelain Lladro status, Swarovski<br />

Silver crystal, clocks <strong>and</strong> much more. It is well worth a visit. The shop has been<br />

newly refurbished.<br />

The display is so lovely you would “Fall In Love” with the Jewellery.<br />

So all you need to do now is phone <strong>and</strong> reserve your table. Tel. 96 574 5395<br />


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Remembrance Day<br />

around the world<br />

Armistice Day is on 11 <strong>November</strong> <strong>and</strong><br />

is also known as Remembrance Day. It<br />

marks the day World War One ended,<br />

at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in<br />

1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am to<br />

remember the people who have died in wars.<br />

This includes World War Two, the Falkl<strong>and</strong>s War,<br />

the Gulf War, <strong>and</strong> conflicts in Afghanistan <strong>and</strong><br />

Iraq <strong>and</strong> present.<br />

Whitehall, London. The National Service of<br />

Remembrance is normally held at the Cenotaph<br />

at 11am. Whitehall <strong>and</strong> normally open to the<br />

public at 8am <strong>and</strong> thous<strong>and</strong>s will attend.<br />

Royal British Legion (RBL) detachments will<br />

begin to form a Horse Guards Parade at 9am <strong>and</strong><br />

will march out from Wellington Barracks an hour<br />

later.<br />

Two minutes silence will be marked, beginning<br />

with a gun salute at Horse Guards Parse, at 11am.<br />

The service will commence after <strong>and</strong> seeing the<br />

members of the royal family, military personnel<br />

<strong>and</strong> dignitaries lay wreaths. This has been the<br />

procedure in other years.<br />

The Nation’s Thank You procession starts at<br />

12.30pm, with 10,000 military men <strong>and</strong> women,<br />

veterans <strong>and</strong> members of the public marching<br />

past the Cenotaph to pay respects.<br />

A Service of Commemoration <strong>and</strong><br />

Thanksgiving will be held at Westminster Abbey<br />

at 10:30am.<br />

Members of the Armed Forces <strong>and</strong> other<br />

organisations will be in attendance<br />

The service will include a two-minute silence<br />

at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior<br />

In Canada, Remembrance Day is a public<br />

holiday <strong>and</strong> federal statutory holiday, as well as a<br />

statutory holiday in all three territories <strong>and</strong> in six<br />

of the ten provinces. Cayman Isl<strong>and</strong>s. ...United<br />

States. ...United Kingdom. ..Australia <strong>and</strong> New<br />

Zeal<strong>and</strong>. ...Belgium <strong>and</strong> France.<br />

Remembrance Day, in Australia observe one<br />

minute’s silence at 11 am on 11 <strong>November</strong> each<br />

year to remember those who died or suffered for<br />

Australia’s cause in all wars <strong>and</strong> armed conflicts.<br />

The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day.<br />

Replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian<br />

Legion to provide assistance to Veterans.<br />

Some of the 54 Commonwealth member<br />

states, such as Canada, the United Kingdom <strong>and</strong><br />

Australia, observe the tradition of Remembrance<br />

Day on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day<br />

of the eleventh month. Other nations observe a<br />

solemn day but at different dates. For example,<br />

ANZAC Day is observed in New Zeal<strong>and</strong> on<br />

April 25. In South Africa, Poppy Day is marked<br />

on the Sunday that falls closest to <strong>November</strong> 11.<br />

Many nations that are not members of the<br />

Commonwealth also observe Remembrance Day<br />

on <strong>November</strong> 11, including France, Belgium <strong>and</strong><br />

Pol<strong>and</strong>.<br />

The United States used to commemorate<br />

Armistice Day on <strong>November</strong> 11. However, in<br />

1954 they changed the name to Veterans Day.<br />

Well not only Germany, many other countries<br />

don’t celebrate Remembrance Day, such as<br />

Sweden or the Sc<strong>and</strong>inavian countries.<br />

As they do each year, the British community<br />

in Spain marked “Remembrance tide” in many<br />

ways, often with a Church Service on or near to<br />

Remembrance Sunday. Remembrance Sunday<br />

fell on Sunday 11th <strong>November</strong> 2018, exactly 100<br />

years after the guns fell silent on the Western<br />

Front, marking the end of World War One.<br />

The Poppy Factory is a factory in Richmond,<br />

London, Engl<strong>and</strong>, where remembrance poppies<br />

are made. It was founded in 1922 to offer<br />

employment opportunities to wounded soldiers<br />

returning from the First World War, creating<br />

remembrance products for the Royal Family <strong>and</strong><br />

The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.<br />

The Poppy Factory has been supporting veterans<br />

with health conditions for nearly 100 years. They<br />

continue to st<strong>and</strong> by them on their journey into<br />

employment <strong>and</strong> beyond.<br />

They set up in a former collar factory on the<br />

Old Kent Road in London. Soon the factory was<br />

employing 50 disabled veterans. The factory<br />

made a million poppies within two months.<br />

In <strong>November</strong> 1924, the Prince of Wales (later<br />

Edward VIII) visited the Poppy Factory, which<br />

made 27 million poppies that year. Most of the<br />

employees were disabled, <strong>and</strong> by then there was<br />

a long waiting list for prospective employees.<br />

The old collar factory eventually proved too<br />

small as dem<strong>and</strong> increased, <strong>and</strong> in 1926 the factory<br />

moved to a disused brewery in Petersham Road,<br />

Richmond, Surrey. Housing for the workforce<br />

<strong>and</strong> their families was built on adjacent l<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong><br />

in 1932 the present factory was built. The original<br />

factory was demolished in 1972.<br />

Approximately 30 disabled veterans <strong>and</strong><br />

disabled dependents of ex-service personnel are<br />

employed at the Richmond factory to h<strong>and</strong>-make<br />

remembrance poppies, wreaths <strong>and</strong> symbols.<br />

Together with around 30 home workers, they<br />

produce approximately 11 million poppies,<br />

135.000 wreaths <strong>and</strong> 1.1 million remembrance<br />

symbols (originally remembrance crosses, now a<br />

variety of shapes for different religions, including<br />

for ‘no faith’) for The Royal British Legion’s<br />

Poppy Appeal, as well as special wreaths for the<br />

British Royal Family.<br />

The Poppy Factory also provides<br />

individualised employment support to hundreds<br />

of ex-Service men <strong>and</strong> women with health<br />

conditions or impairments. A team of regional<br />

Employability Consultants work with veterans<br />

in their communities to provide career guidance,<br />

CV advice, interview coaching, opportunities<br />

with local employers <strong>and</strong> information <strong>about</strong><br />

funding <strong>and</strong> training sources.<br />

Around 62% of Poppy Factory veterans<br />

experienced mental health conditions <strong>and</strong><br />

58% reported physical health challenges, such<br />

as visual impairments <strong>and</strong> musculoskeletal<br />

problems. Many veterans have a combination of<br />

both mental <strong>and</strong> physical health challenges.<br />

According to a recent report, the charity’s<br />

“Getting You Back to Work” employability<br />

programme has close fidelity to the IPS model of<br />

Supported Employment. Owing to this tailored<br />

approach, around 75% of Poppy Factory ‘clients’<br />

remain in work for over 12 months.<br />

Since 1928, The Poppy Factory has also<br />

organised the annual Field of Remembrance at<br />

Westminster Abbey.<br />

Established in 1926 <strong>and</strong> makes approximately<br />

five million remembrance poppies each year.<br />

The poppy’s origins as a symbol of<br />

remembrance lie in the First World War poem In<br />

Fl<strong>and</strong>ers Fields by Canadian officer John McCrae,<br />

first published in December 1915.<br />

Its opening lines refer to how the flowers<br />

grew from the graves of soldiers across Western<br />

Europe during the conflict:<br />

In Fl<strong>and</strong>ers fields the poppies blow Between<br />

the crosses, row on row.

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see if we could find the nest <strong>and</strong> return the<br />

bunnies to their birth mother. Eventually,<br />

we found the nest <strong>and</strong> set the four adoptees<br />

back with their siblings. We kept Missy<br />

indoors for the rest of the day <strong>and</strong><br />

night. The next day when we checked<br />

the nest, the babies were gone. We<br />

believe the mother rabbit moved<br />

them to a safer place. Our poor<br />

frustrated mama cat never tried<br />

adopting baby bunnies again.<br />

This is a believe it or not tale <strong>about</strong><br />

a lovely grey <strong>and</strong> white female cat,<br />

Missy, who gave birth to two sickly<br />

kittens. Wretchedly, within a very short time,<br />

both newborns died. It was heartbreaking to<br />

hear Missy wailing <strong>and</strong> calling for her babies<br />

as she searched the house for her kittens.<br />

Missy was a cat who liked to hunt in a<br />

nearby field. Like many female cats, she<br />

liked to bring us her catch, sometimes still<br />

alive <strong>and</strong> kicking! One afternoon, she came<br />

through her cat door carefully carrying a<br />

very tiny baby bunny by the scruff of its<br />

neck. I happened to see her <strong>and</strong> took it away<br />

unharmed, putting it in a box lined with a<br />

soft cloth until I could figure out what to do<br />

with it.<br />

In the meantime, she went outdoors again<br />

<strong>and</strong> in a few minutes was back with another<br />

baby bunny. She brought back four of the<br />

babies before deciding that was enough.<br />

Then she climbed into the box next to them<br />

<strong>and</strong> started grooming them <strong>and</strong> purring,<br />

turning on her side trying to entice them to<br />

nurse. Unfortunately, Missy no longer had<br />

milk to feed them.<br />

We could see that these babies would<br />

not survive the adoption, so we set out to<br />

Amazing Cat Facts<br />

A cat can make over 100 vocal<br />

sounds (dogs can make 10)<br />

A cat sleeps 14 hours a day<br />

Americans spend more annually on<br />

cat food than on baby food.<br />

In 1987 cats overtook dogs as the<br />

number one pet in America.<br />

Cats are the only animal that walks on<br />

their claws, not the pads of their feet.<br />

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.<br />

A group of kittens is called a kindle; adult<br />

cats form a clowder.<br />

The average cat food meal is the equivalent<br />

to <strong>about</strong> five mice.<br />

People who are allergic to cats are actually<br />

allergic to cat saliva or to cat d<strong>and</strong>er. If the<br />

resident cat is bathed regularly the allergic<br />

people tolerate it better.<br />

Besides smelling with their nose, cats<br />

can smell with an additional organ called<br />

the Jacobson’s organ, located in the upper<br />

surface of the mouth.<br />

Like birds, cats have a homing ability that<br />

uses their biological clock, the angle of the<br />

sun, <strong>and</strong> the Earth’s magnetic field. A cat<br />

taken far from its home can return to it. But<br />

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if a cat’s owners move far from its home, the<br />

cat can’t find them.<br />

A cat can jump even seven times as high as<br />

it is tall.<br />

It has been scientifically proven that<br />

owning cats is good for our health <strong>and</strong><br />

can decrease the occurrence of high blood<br />

pressure <strong>and</strong> other illnesses. Stroking a cat<br />

can help to relieve stress, <strong>and</strong> the feel of a<br />

purring cat on your lap conveys a strong<br />

sense of security <strong>and</strong> comfort.<br />

This leaves just one question: We have<br />

chicken <strong>and</strong> beef flavoured tins of cat food:<br />

why can’t we have mice-flavoured cat food?<br />

Michael Walsh Heart to Heart Poetry, Amazon Books.<br />

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Menu of the Day<br />

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Special Nepalise<br />

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• There are set menus.<br />

• Group menus,<br />

• Special Occasion menus<br />

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IN THE FO’C’S’L’E<br />

There are whispers in the fo’c’s’le,<br />

As the crew prepares to sleep,<br />

The setting sun is distant,<br />

Its eiderdown the deep;<br />

I wish that I was not the watch,<br />

It’s lonely at the prow,<br />

When at the end of sailor’s day,<br />

The seas we gently plough.<br />

We steer for yet another quay,<br />

Upon a far-flung shore;<br />

It’s where the bars are waiting,<br />

For men of sails <strong>and</strong> oar;<br />

So, as I tread the swinging deck,<br />

I’ll count the passing stars,<br />

Then watch the sweeping petrels dance,<br />

Above the sails <strong>and</strong> spars.<br />

The southern seas are far away,<br />

Where spume <strong>and</strong> spray are tossed,<br />

When w<strong>and</strong>erlust will pull a man,<br />

The latitudes are crossed.<br />

In life there’s deeper meaning than,<br />

The depths of oceans deep,<br />

It’s why the watch will whisper,<br />

Before they drift to sleep.<br />

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Whining on<br />

with Steve<br />

For those of you who read last<br />

month article you will have seen<br />

my potted history of Sangria,<br />

today’s anecdote covers a festive<br />

way to treat your wine, Mulled wine.<br />

This sets the theme the month as we<br />

approach Christmas with a little time<br />

to prepare.<br />

Mulled wine like Sangria has<br />

its roots firmly in the same vein,<br />

originating with the Romans <strong>and</strong> the<br />

Greeks, again these wise old ancients<br />

made use of their poor wines by<br />

adding spices <strong>and</strong> warming them up<br />

for the colder Northern nights. Mulled<br />

wine really took off in the Middle<br />

Ages following the Black Death where<br />

people believed the spices to be good<br />

for the health. The word “mul” as a<br />

verb was supposedly coined in 1618<br />

meaning to heat, sweeten <strong>and</strong> flavour<br />

with spices.<br />

The English seasonal association<br />

with mulled wine is essentially<br />

rooted in Dicken’s “A Christmas<br />

Carol” which features a mull wine<br />

called “Smoking Bishop” since then<br />

<strong>and</strong> throughot the Victorian times<br />

mulled wine <strong>and</strong> Christmas have been<br />

inextricably linked.<br />

So continuing the Christmas theme<br />

here are some wine pairing option<br />

ideas.<br />

For me the best part of Christmas is<br />

a traditional Christmas dinner, even in<br />

the warmer climate that we fortunate<br />

residents enjoy here its still not<br />

Christmas without Turkey, stuffing<br />

<strong>and</strong> sausages in bacon.<br />

The first course for many will<br />

often be a good old fashioned Prawn<br />

Cocktail, for this the go to wine would<br />

be a Suavignon blanc or a Reisling<br />

so living where we do the perfect<br />

alternative to this is a nice crisp<br />

Verdejo, citrus grassy <strong>and</strong> aromatic<br />

this is a great pairing.<br />

Following on into the main course.<br />

the choice of red or white is up to<br />

you as either would match the rich<br />

roast. If you choose white, an oaked<br />

Chardonnay is best so in Spain for<br />

this the good option is a Viura or<br />

Macbbeo, this is the main grape used<br />

in white Rioja so look for a good<br />

oak aged Rioja Blanco with a high<br />

Viura content. The powerful oak<br />

infused flavours help st<strong>and</strong> up to the<br />

hearty meal whilst the citric elements<br />

help clean the palate. For those of<br />

us preferring a red, again stick with<br />

Rioja but this time go for a red with a<br />

high Tempranillo content <strong>and</strong> maybe<br />

a good Joven, or Crianza with only<br />

6 months oak, the fruitier element<br />

will marry well with the cranberry<br />

sauce <strong>and</strong> the added acidity from<br />

the younger wine will again help cut<br />

through the meal. The good thing<br />

with the Rioja is that if you are not<br />

feeding a large family, or if anyone<br />

prefers just red or white then both of<br />

these can work with starter <strong>and</strong> main,<br />

if red perhaps swap Prawn for Pate.<br />

Finally, the good old Christmas<br />

pudding, if you can manage it!<br />

Traditionally the first thought here<br />

would be a glass of Vintage Port,<br />

again Spain offers a multitude of Ports<br />

<strong>and</strong> Sherry’s but possibly a better way<br />

to go would be a Moscatel. This is a<br />

speciality of the Valencian region so<br />

again there will be plenty of options in<br />

the wine merchants nearby, this wine<br />

is not too sweet but fruity enough to<br />

enhance the overall flavours within<br />

the pudding.<br />

After you have recovered from<br />

the carnage <strong>and</strong> vowed never to eat<br />

again, why not pop open a nice bottle<br />

of Cava <strong>and</strong> sneakily pick away at<br />

whatever leftovers remain.<br />

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NOVEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | 43<br />

Nothing brings attention through<br />

in either direction spiritually<br />

more then music. When<br />

clairvoyance takes me closer then ever<br />

to the Spirit World with a client, there<br />

is often music playing, <strong>and</strong> this can be<br />

anything from Beethoven <strong>and</strong> Bach to<br />

the Rolling Stones. Music is poignant<br />

<strong>and</strong> personal, <strong>and</strong> the evidence of any<br />

form of music sent in communications<br />

between this Earth <strong>and</strong> the Other Side is<br />

remarkable.<br />

One client was intent that she would<br />

tape a connection with her Father in<br />

Spirit, <strong>and</strong> so this we did, though when<br />

the connection is a Mediumistic one no<br />

recording could ever be guaranteed.<br />

At the end of the session we started<br />

to listen in to our recording only to<br />

find silence punctuated with Vaughan<br />

Williams piano music. My voice did not<br />

feature once. Another time the recording<br />

revealed what sounded like somebody<br />

listening to the radio whilst washing<br />

up. Immediately the client recognised<br />

his Mother has always tuned into her<br />

favourite programme with a dishcloth<br />

in her h<strong>and</strong> to do the dishes. No silent<br />

scrubbing for her!<br />

The daughter of a client died suddenly<br />

in a car crash, <strong>and</strong> there had been some<br />

spiritual communication from the family<br />

but no response. There in my office<br />

came the unmistakable sound of a cello,<br />

beautifully played. My client was sitting<br />

with tears in her eyes, <strong>and</strong> revealed to<br />

me that her daughter had played in the<br />

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, <strong>and</strong><br />

that the piece she played to her Mother<br />

from Spirit had been a solo performed by<br />

her, in concert, at the legendary Carnegie<br />

Hall.<br />

Here in Spain a recently bereaved<br />

gentleman with no previous spiritual<br />

connection wanted to talk to his wife<br />

on the occasion of what would have<br />

been their wedding anniversary. I found<br />

myself singing, “Magic Moments……<br />

filled with love!” Humming a melody<br />

that I did not know. Stumbling over the<br />

1950’s (?) words I could see my client<br />

looking at me in a very prescribed way.<br />

His wife had chosen to come through me<br />

<strong>and</strong> had appeared to him overshadowing<br />

my own face. At that stage apparently I<br />

was singing perfectly in tune, <strong>and</strong> word<br />

perfect, the song that was so special for<br />

them.<br />

Shortly after the tragic death of Dusty<br />

Springfield, a favourite client of mine,<br />

a client came for a reading with me.<br />

Suddenly she looked at me that same<br />

fixed way, <strong>and</strong> afterwards told me that<br />

she had seen the dark p<strong>and</strong>a like circles<br />

appear above my eyes, the blonde hair<br />

pile up on my head <strong>and</strong> that Dusty<br />

was singing away to her. She was<br />

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Believe <strong>and</strong> it is very possible, but not<br />

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to get physical evidence from the<br />

departed directly<br />

Sing a song to those whom you love<br />

in Spirit <strong>and</strong> do not be surprised that<br />

they will hear you. Music is the food<br />

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Mon 3 – 9<br />

Tues 3 – 9<br />

Weds 3 – 11<br />

Thurs CLOSED<br />

Fri 3 – 10<br />

Sat 2 – 10<br />

Sun 10 – 8<br />

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Sun 25th Xmas Day<br />

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Wed 28th Fun Quiz normal<br />

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Friday 30th Normal hours<br />

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Guy Fawkes<br />

The rising popularity of Guy Fawkes Night<br />

on 5 <strong>November</strong> from 1605 onward, saw<br />

many Halloween traditions appropriated by<br />

that holiday instead <strong>and</strong> Halloween’s popularity<br />

waned in Britain, with the noteworthy exception<br />

of Scotl<strong>and</strong>. Guy Fawkes became synonymous<br />

with the Gunpowder Plot, the failure of which has<br />

been commemorated in Britain since 5 <strong>November</strong><br />

1605. His effigy is traditionally burned on a<br />

bonfire, commonly accompanied by a firework<br />

display. This year has been named places to<br />

see the bomfire <strong>and</strong> firework display in Engl<strong>and</strong><br />

Alex<strong>and</strong>ra Palace Fireworks Festival, London.<br />

Lewes Bonfire Celebrations. Legol<strong>and</strong> Fireworks<br />

Spectacular. Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular.<br />

Skinningrove Bonfire. Fireworks at the Fort.The<br />

Tar Barrels of Ottery St Mary. Bonfire Night at<br />

Chatsworth House.<br />

Is Guy Fawkes the same as Bonfire Night?<br />

Guy Fawkes Day, also called Bonfire Night,<br />

British observance, celebrated on <strong>November</strong> 5,<br />

commemorating the failure of the Gunpowder<br />

Plot of 1605.<br />

Guy Fawkes’ Day is not a public holiday.<br />

Businesses, organizations <strong>and</strong> schools are open as<br />

usual. Public transport services run to their normal<br />

timetables. Some organizations, communities <strong>and</strong><br />

municipalities may organize public bonfires or<br />

displays of fireworks on or around <strong>November</strong> 5.<br />

Observed in the United Kingdom every<br />

year on <strong>November</strong> 5, Guy Fawkes Day—also<br />

called Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night—<br />

commemorates a failed assassination attempt<br />

from over 400 years ago, ignites every <strong>November</strong><br />

5 to mark the failed 17th-century attempt to blow<br />

up Parliament <strong>and</strong> assassinate King James I. You<br />

can mark the occasion by lighting your own<br />

bonfire, going to a fireworks show, or learning<br />

more <strong>about</strong> the Gunpowder Plot.<br />

Creamy potatoes, parsnips <strong>and</strong> turnips,<br />

mashed with butter <strong>and</strong> crème fraîche are<br />

the perfect accompaniment to warmly spiced<br />

<strong>and</strong> peppery haggis. After all, Haggis, Neeps<br />

<strong>and</strong> Tatties are not just for Burns’ Night, this<br />

comforting combination is delicious all yearround.<br />

Fireworks displays in London <strong>2022</strong>: Bonfire<br />

Night events in the capital<br />

• Alex<strong>and</strong>ra Palace Fireworks Festival. ...<br />

• Wimbledon Park fireworks. ...<br />

• Bonfire Night fireworks Morden Park. ...<br />

• Chiswick Park Fireworks Extravaganza. ...<br />

• Battersea Park Fireworks. ...<br />

• Beckenham Fireworks in the Park. ...<br />

• Barnes Sports Club fireworks.<br />

Each year, London marks the historic<br />

moment when Guy Fawkes <strong>and</strong> his motley<br />

crew attempted to blow up the Houses<br />

of Parliament <strong>and</strong> King James I in the<br />

Gunpowder Plot of 5 <strong>November</strong> 1605.<br />

It is still customary today for the cellars in<br />

the Houses of Parliament to be searched by<br />

the Yeoman of the Guard before each State<br />

Opening of Parliament.<br />

The day became known as Guy Fawkes<br />

Day or Guy Fawkes Night, but it’s now more<br />

commonly called Bonfire Night.<br />

As follows the tradition, Bonfire Night<br />

is celebrated every year on or around 5<br />

<strong>November</strong>. Bonfires are usually lit on which<br />

effigies known as “guys” are burned, while<br />

the skies are filled with colourful fireworks.<br />

It’s also a time to enjoy traditional Bonfire<br />

Night food <strong>and</strong> drink, alongside music,<br />

funfairs <strong>and</strong> family activities.



NOVEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | 49<br />

Facts <strong>about</strong> Flu!<br />

when coughing, <strong>and</strong> wash their<br />

h<strong>and</strong>s regularly.<br />

Prevention<br />

The world Health Organisation<br />

state that every year Influenza<br />

(flu) is responsible for:<br />

3 to 5 million cases of severe illness<br />

250,000 to 500,000 deaths<br />

• Annual epidemics usually hit<br />

during Autumn / Winter.<br />

• Most deaths occur in people over<br />

65yrs.<br />

• Influenza is an acute viral infection<br />

that is easily passed from person to<br />

person.<br />

• It cannot be treated with antibiotics.<br />

• Cold or damp does not cause flu.<br />

• People with certain medical<br />

conditions - chronic heart, lung,<br />

kidney, liver, blood or metabolic<br />

diseases (such as diabetes), or<br />

weakened immune systems are<br />

more at risk.<br />

Transmission<br />

• Seasonal influenza spreads easily<br />

<strong>and</strong> can sweep through villages <strong>and</strong><br />

towns.<br />

• When an infected person coughs,<br />

infected droplets get into the air <strong>and</strong><br />

another person can breathe them in<br />

<strong>and</strong> be exposed.<br />

• The virus can also be spread by h<strong>and</strong>s<br />

infected with the virus. To prevent<br />

transmission, people should cover<br />

their mouth <strong>and</strong> nose with a tissue<br />

• The most effective way to prevent the<br />

disease or severe outcomes from the<br />

illness is vaccination.<br />

• Safe <strong>and</strong> effective vaccines have been<br />

available <strong>and</strong> used for more than 60<br />

years.<br />

• Among healthy adults, influenza<br />

vaccine can prevent 70% to 90% of<br />

influenza-specific illness.<br />

• Among the elderly, the vaccine<br />

reduces severe illnesses <strong>and</strong><br />

complications by up to 60%, <strong>and</strong><br />

deaths by 80%.<br />

• Vaccination is especially important<br />

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NOVEMBER <strong>2022</strong> | 51<br />

The physical distance between me<br />

<strong>and</strong> my family can be measured<br />

in many kilometres. There will<br />

always be that amount of space<br />

to transverse when we<br />

want to make actual<br />

contact. When<br />

I decided to<br />

make a life for<br />

myself here<br />

in Spain,<br />

that was<br />

accepted.<br />

And<br />

hasn’t<br />

changed<br />

over the<br />

years.<br />

But what<br />

those<br />

years have<br />

done is to<br />

give a whole<br />

new, bigger<br />

meaning to the<br />

concept of distance.<br />

I was estranged from my<br />

family for over 4 years before we<br />

started a whole new relationship in July.<br />

From the breakup I now have that distance<br />

to look across <strong>and</strong> try to work out what<br />

went wrong. That distance in time makes<br />

the process so much more dispassionate<br />

<strong>and</strong> gives it real meaning. Which makes it<br />

easier to assess <strong>and</strong> come to terms with.<br />

Being old gives us that huge distance<br />

of years to look back over. Childhood,<br />

marriage, career, <strong>and</strong> the rest of the<br />

Thought for Today -<br />

Distance<br />


happenings that have determined the<br />

course of our lives. It’s not “living in the<br />

past” or being morbid to have a mental<br />

stroll down memory lane. To look<br />

back on achievements <strong>and</strong><br />

disappointments <strong>and</strong> relive<br />

in our minds both the<br />

good times <strong>and</strong> the<br />

bad - the decisions<br />

we made, the<br />

people we<br />

knew. Now<br />

to see it all<br />

from the<br />

perspective<br />

of distance.<br />

Like<br />

eye-witness<br />

accounts<br />

given to the<br />

Police, we<br />

all see things<br />

differently.<br />

How much<br />

more so when<br />

those things<br />

happened years<br />

ago. During middle<br />

age, I talked to my brother<br />

<strong>about</strong> happenings when we<br />

were young. The re-telling of a common<br />

experience that we may both have shared<br />

could have been a quite different situation.<br />

That is what memory does over the distance<br />

of time - coloured by personal viewpoint<br />

<strong>and</strong> opinion. The more I think <strong>about</strong> it,<br />

the more I realise what a huge concept lies<br />

behind that word distance. I have grown to<br />

appreciate the significance of the meaning<br />

that word now evokes.<br />

Cookery<br />

By<br />


Using Shortcrust Pastry<br />

Last month I told you how to make<br />

unbeatable shortcrust pastry - <strong>and</strong> I hope you<br />

experimented with the sausage rolls.<br />

The great benefit of this pastry is that it can<br />

be used for both savoury <strong>and</strong> sweet dishes.<br />

Even the trimmings can be re-rolled <strong>and</strong> used<br />

- so nothing is wasted. But always remember<br />

the golden rule - keep everything cold <strong>and</strong><br />

h<strong>and</strong>le the dough as little as possible.<br />

Now - what to do with the 12 oz. quantity (12<br />

ozs. flour/6 ozs. fat) that I suggest you make :-<br />


The perfect plate for this type of pie is a metal<br />

one. I have an enamel plate that must be<br />

almost a hundred years old, inherited from<br />

my mother-in-law. If you are not so fortunate<br />

then use an old dinner plate.<br />

Grease the plate <strong>and</strong> cover with rolled out<br />

pastry. Spoon over a generous amount of<br />

filling, domed up in the centre. Run a wet<br />

finger round the edge <strong>and</strong> cover with another<br />

disc of pastry. Cut to shape. Seal <strong>and</strong> flute the<br />

edge. Make 3 slits in the centre to allow steam<br />

to escape. Brush with beaten egg. If you have<br />

a solid metal shelf in your oven, make sure it<br />

is hot before you put your pie on it. This will<br />

minimise the risk of a “soggy bottom” to your<br />

pie. Bake at 200 degrees C. for 1/2 an hour.<br />


(A) The most popular filling for this type of pie<br />

is apple. Unfortunately, we don’t have the tart<br />

cooking apples (like Bramleys) here in Spain,<br />

but most of the dessert apples cook very well.<br />

They do, however, need added flavour.<br />

METHOD<br />

Peel, core <strong>and</strong> cut up the apples. Add a<br />

spoonful of orange juice <strong>and</strong> a knob of butter.<br />

Stew gently for a few minutes only.<br />

(i) Stir in a punnet of blueberries. Cool.<br />

The filling should be moist - not wet - so drain<br />

off any liquid before using.<br />

(ii) When you have covered the plate with<br />

pastry, spread over a layer of mincemeat.<br />

Cover with the lightly stewed apple; then the<br />

pastry lid.<br />

(B) To make a savoury pie, the choice of<br />

fillings is endless.<br />

(i) Using left overs<br />

Chop up cooked meat, cauliflower, broccoli,<br />

carrots, sprouts, etc., <strong>and</strong> bind together with<br />

mashed potato <strong>and</strong> gravy, to make a moist<br />

filling. Season to taste. If you have no gravy,<br />

use tomato ketchup to bind, or even some<br />

curry paste mixed with a little milk.<br />

(ii) Using fresh mincemeat<br />

Fry together some chopped bacon (or<br />

lardons) <strong>and</strong> chopped onion with the fresh<br />

mince. Add fresh or dried herbs of your<br />

choice. When the fat runs, sprinkle over<br />

some flour <strong>and</strong> stir to cook. Add a dash of<br />

Worcestershire Sauce (or brown sauce) <strong>and</strong><br />

1/2 a small carton of tomato frito to make a<br />

moist filling. Cool before using.<br />

(iii) Using Sausage Meat<br />

or skinned mashed sausages.<br />

Fry some chopped onion with butter <strong>and</strong><br />

brown sugar until beginning to caramelise.<br />

Mix with the sausage meat <strong>and</strong> season to<br />

taste.<br />

This pie is good to eat cold.<br />

Next month we will continue to use shortcrust<br />

pastry in a selection of tarts <strong>and</strong> quiches.

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a few weeks to go yet but I am always thinking of<br />

my furry friends not as fortunate as us. Hope they<br />

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Lots of tail wags, paw, paw <strong>and</strong> licks Bentley,<br />

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Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury<br />

DBE (16 October 1925 – 11<br />

October <strong>2022</strong>) died at 96 years<br />

nearly 97 years, was an Irish-<br />

British[ <strong>and</strong> American actress<br />

<strong>and</strong> singer who played various<br />

roles across film, stage, <strong>and</strong><br />

television. Her career, much of<br />

it in the United States, spanned<br />

eight decades, <strong>and</strong> her work<br />

received much international<br />

attention. At the time of<br />

her death, she was one<br />

of the last surviving<br />

stars from the Golden<br />

Age of Hollywood<br />

cinema. She was the<br />

recipient of numerous<br />

accolades, including<br />

six Tony Awards<br />

(including a Lifetime<br />

Achievement Award),<br />

six Golden Globe<br />

Awards, a Laurence<br />

Olivier Award, <strong>and</strong> the<br />

Academy Honorary Award,<br />

in addition to nominations for<br />

three Academy Awards, eighteen<br />

Primetime Emmy Awards, <strong>and</strong><br />

a Grammy Award. In 2014,<br />

Lansbury was appointed Dame<br />

Comm<strong>and</strong>er of the Order of<br />

the British Empire by Queen<br />

Elizabeth II.<br />

Lansbury was born to an<br />

upper-middle-class family in<br />

Central London, the daughter<br />

of Irish actress Moyna Macgill<br />

<strong>and</strong> English politician Edgar<br />

Lansbury. To escape the Blitz,<br />

she moved to the United States<br />

in 1940, studying acting in<br />

New York City. Proceeding<br />

to Hollywood in 1942, she<br />

signed to MGM <strong>and</strong> obtained<br />

her first film roles, in Gaslight<br />

(1944), National Velvet (1944),<br />

<strong>and</strong> The Picture of Dorian<br />


Gray (1945), earning her two<br />

Academy Award nominations<br />

<strong>and</strong> a Golden Globe Award for<br />

Best Supporting Actress. She<br />

appeared in eleven further MGM<br />

films, mostly in minor roles, <strong>and</strong><br />

after her contract ended in 1952,<br />

she began to supplement her<br />

cinematic work with theatrical<br />

appearances. Although she<br />

was largely seen as a B-list star<br />

during this period, her role in the<br />

film The Manchurian C<strong>and</strong>idate<br />

(1962) received widespread<br />

acclaim <strong>and</strong> it is frequently cited<br />

as one of her best performances<br />

during her career, earning<br />

her a third Academy Award<br />

nomination <strong>and</strong> another Golden<br />

Globe Award for Best Supporting<br />

Actress.<br />

Lansbury transitioned her<br />

career by acting on the Broadway<br />

stage in her first musical Stephen<br />

Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle<br />

in 1964. Lansbury gained<br />

stardom for playing the leading<br />

role in the Jerry Herman musical<br />

Mame (1966), which won her her<br />

first Tony Award for Best Actress<br />

in a Musical <strong>and</strong> established her<br />

as a gay icon. Amidst difficulties<br />

in her personal life, Lansbury<br />

moved from California to<br />

County Cork, Irel<strong>and</strong>, in 1970,<br />

<strong>and</strong> she continued to star in<br />

a variety of roles onstage<br />

including her roles in Dear<br />

World in 1969 <strong>and</strong> Gypsy<br />

in 1973, <strong>and</strong> The King <strong>and</strong><br />

I in 1978. The following<br />

year she established<br />

herself as a Broadway<br />

icon portraying Mrs.<br />

Lovett in Sondheim’s<br />

musical Sweeney Todd:<br />

The Demon Barber of<br />

Fleet Street. .<br />

She transitioned<br />

again, this time earning<br />

international acclaim<br />

portraying the fictional writer<br />

<strong>and</strong> sleuth Jessica Fletcher<br />

in the American whodunit<br />

series Murder, She Wrote<br />

(1984-1996), becoming one of<br />

the longest-running <strong>and</strong> most<br />

popular detective drama series<br />

in television history. Through<br />

Corymore Productions, a<br />

company that she co-owned<br />

with her husb<strong>and</strong> Peter Shaw,<br />

Lansbury assumed ownership<br />

of the series <strong>and</strong> she was its<br />

executive producer during its<br />

final four seasons. She became<br />

known for her roles in children’s<br />

films such as Bedknobs <strong>and</strong><br />

Broomsticks (1971), The Last<br />

Unicorn (1982), Beauty <strong>and</strong><br />

the Beast (1991), <strong>and</strong> Anastasia<br />

(1997). She toured in a variety<br />

of international productions,<br />

<strong>and</strong> returned to Broadway at the<br />

age of 84 earning her firth Tony<br />

Award for her role in Blithe Spirit<br />

(2009). She’s also known for<br />

her film appearances in Nanny<br />

McPhee (2005), Mary Poppins<br />

Returns (2018), <strong>and</strong> Glass Onion:<br />

A Knives <strong>Out</strong> Mystery (<strong>2022</strong>), the<br />

latter being her final film role.<br />

Angela had an older half sister,<br />

Isolde, who was the daughter<br />

of Moyna’s previous marriage,<br />

In January 1930, when Angela<br />

was four, her mother gave birth<br />

to twin boys, Bruce <strong>and</strong> Edgar,<br />

leading the Lansburys to move<br />

from their Poplar flat to a house<br />

in Mill Hill, North London.<br />

When Lansbury was nine,<br />

her father died from stomach<br />

cancer <strong>and</strong> she retreated into<br />

playing characters as a coping<br />

mechanism. Facing financial<br />

difficulty, her mother became<br />

engaged to a Scottish colonel,<br />

Leckie Forbes, <strong>and</strong> moved<br />

into his house in Hampstead,<br />

with Lansbury receiving an<br />

education at South Hampstead<br />

High School. She nevertheless<br />

considered herself largely selfeducated,<br />

learning from books,<br />

theatre <strong>and</strong> cinema. She became<br />

a self-professed “complete movie<br />

maniac”, visiting the cinema<br />

regularly <strong>and</strong> imagining herself<br />

as certain characters. Keen on<br />

playing the piano, she briefly<br />

studied music <strong>and</strong> in 1940 began<br />

studying acting at the Webber<br />

Douglas School of Singing <strong>and</strong><br />

Dramatic Art in Kensington,<br />

West London, first appearing<br />

onstage as a lady-in-waiting in<br />

the school’s production Mary of<br />

Scotl<strong>and</strong>.<br />

That year, Angela’s<br />

gr<strong>and</strong>father died, <strong>and</strong> with<br />

the onset of the Blitz, Macgill<br />

decided to take Angela, Bruce<br />

<strong>and</strong> Edgar to the United States<br />

<strong>and</strong> she secured a job supervising<br />

60 British children who were<br />

being evacuated to North<br />

America Arriving with them in<br />

Canada, she proceeded by train<br />

to New York City, where she was<br />

financially sponsored by a Wall<br />

Street businessman, moving in<br />

with his family at their home in<br />

New York. Lansbury received a<br />

scholarship from the American<br />

Theatre Wing which allowed her<br />

to study at the Feagin School of<br />

Drama <strong>and</strong> Radio, where she<br />

appeared in performances of<br />

William Congreve’s The Way<br />

of the World <strong>and</strong> Oscar Wilde’s<br />

Lady Windermere’s Fan. She<br />

graduated in 1942, by which time<br />

the family had moved to a flat<br />

in Greenwich Village in the New<br />

York City,<br />

Lansbury said that when<br />

she first came to the United<br />

States, she spoke “with a bit of<br />

an English accent . . . <strong>and</strong> a bit<br />

of a Cockney accent too, but<br />

then lost her native accent. She<br />

held Irish citizenship. She was<br />

characterized as Meticulous,<br />

Cautious. Self-editing.<br />

Deliberate. It is what the British<br />

call reserved, but also sensitive<br />

<strong>and</strong> as sympathetic as anyone<br />

might want in a friend. She had<br />

a profound sense of privacy <strong>and</strong><br />

disliked attempts at flattery.<br />

Lansbury was married twice,<br />

first to actor Richard Cromwell,<br />

when she was nineteen <strong>and</strong><br />

Cromwell was 35. They eloped<br />

<strong>and</strong> married in a small civil<br />

ceremony in1945. They divorced<br />

in 1946, but they remained<br />

friends until his death in 1960.<br />

In 1949, Lansbury married<br />

actor <strong>and</strong> producer Peter Shaw,<br />

<strong>and</strong> they remained together<br />

for 54 years until his death in<br />

2003. They had two children<br />

together, Anthony (b. 1952) <strong>and</strong><br />

Deirdre (b. 1953), <strong>and</strong> Lansbury<br />

became a stepmother to her<br />

stepson, David, from Shaw’s first<br />

marriage.<br />

Anthony became addicted<br />

to cocaine <strong>and</strong> heroin. He<br />

overcame both addictions. After<br />

he recovered, Anthony became<br />

a television director <strong>and</strong> he<br />

directed 68 episodes of Murder,<br />

She Wrote. Deirdre married<br />

a chef, <strong>and</strong> together they<br />

opened a restaurant in West Los<br />

Angeles. Lansbury had three<br />

gr<strong>and</strong>children <strong>and</strong> five greatgr<strong>and</strong>children<br />

at the time of her<br />

death in <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

As a young actress, Lansbury<br />

loved housekeeping. She<br />

preferred to spend quiet<br />

evenings with her friends inside<br />

her house. Her hobbies were<br />

reading, riding, playing tennis,<br />

cooking, <strong>and</strong> playing the piano;<br />

she also had a keen interest in<br />

gardening.<br />

Lansbury supported a variety<br />

of charities, particularly, Abused<br />

Wives in Crisis <strong>and</strong> combated<br />

domestic abuse <strong>and</strong> also<br />

charities which worked towards<br />

rehabilitating drug users <strong>and</strong><br />

of charities engaged in the fight<br />

against HIV/AIDS.<br />

In her early life, Lansbury<br />

was a chain smoker, but she<br />

conquered her addiction to<br />

smoking in the mid-1960s. In<br />

1976 <strong>and</strong> 1987, she underwent<br />

cosmetic surgery on her neck<br />

in order to prevent it from<br />

broadening with age. During the<br />

1990s, she began to suffer from<br />

arthritis. Lansbury underwent<br />

hip replacement surgery in May<br />

1994 <strong>and</strong> knee replacement<br />

surgery in 2005.<br />

Lansbury died in her sleep<br />

at her home in Los Angeles,<br />

California, on 11 October <strong>2022</strong>.

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CAPRICORN DEC 22 - JAN 20:<br />

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Saturn is renewing <strong>and</strong> revealing.<br />

Break out of anything restricting, you<br />

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AQUARIUS JAN 21 - FEB 19:<br />

You may very well have itchy feet but<br />

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if you can.<br />

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Posing in the Window they seem not quite true.<br />

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