My family motto is Facta Non Verba (Deeds Not Words), a textbook Victorian pun on our family name!
I like to live up to my motto. However, I am also moved, from time to time, to reflect and to write.
Some of my words are posted here. Enjoy and feel free to comment.
Sad not to be in Scotland with Lorna’s family and the Ride for Lorna Team today, Lorna’s 38th birthday, but grateful I was able to join them from a distance as I completed my personal Ride for Lorna this morning.
Please support Kate Mills and her team who take on the challenge of the North Coast 500 during the first week of August to raise funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund and Retraining for Racehorses in memory of amateur jockey Lorna Brooke.
The weather in April dominated our May edition. Finally, however, the world is warming up at last, and Spring, hopefully, is on its way. And, for a small village, there is still a lot going on. Sadly, we also record the death of our most senior villager.
Lack of time thwarted our plans to make this a bumper edition. Instead, we kept it short, publishing only regular articles and news and information about village events and the new pandemic rules. Next month will be very full!
We dedicated the November edition of the news to remembering those who had died, particularly during the two world wars. We were fortunate to have people in the village and from around the world with long memories or access to family records.