Archive for February, 2017

Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday; it’s the day before Lent starts (which is on Ash Wednesday). Another name for this day is ‘Pancake Day’. The name comes from the custom of using up all the fattening ingredients in the house before Lent, so that people were ready to fast during Lent. In days gone by, for most people, these ingredients were often eggs and milk. A very simple recipe to use up these ingredients was to combine them with some flour and make pancakes!
My favourite tried and tested pancake recipe is pretty quick and simple, it requires no ‘resting’ and it comes from my old friend Delia Smith. Click here to be taken to the recipe on her website, or on continue reading, below, for a copy of the recipe.

When I was growing up (a process that is still largely incomplete….), there were two main toppings for pancakes:
• lemon juice and caster sugar, or
• golden syrup.

A more swish alternative was to make crepe suzette – a boozy orange liqueur recipe. Click here for Delia’s version.

These days there are so many cooking programmes on TV and so many different ingredients available to us, from all over the world, and I was wondering if anyone had any unusual or favourite pancake recipes, or toppings that they would like to share…..?

On a slightly different note…. Obviously Ashbourne is famous for the Shovetide football. But… did you know that in Scarborough Shrove Tuesday has been known as Skipping Day for around 100 years? The foreshore road on the south bay is closed and everyone heads over to the beach to participate in ‘long-rope’ skipping! (I kid you not and, to demonstrate, here is a photograph from 2015, courtesy of the scarborough.co.uk website!) There were also sand castle competitions and pancake races on the beach…..

Again, I was wondering…… are Ashbourne and Scarborough unique, or does anyone know of any other unusual customs in other parts of the country?

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March Film Night

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I DANIEL BLAKE

Winner of the BAFTA Outstanding British Film, this moving film, directed by famous Ken Loach, tells of a 59 year old carpenter who is recovering from a heart attack. He befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end.

5 Star review in the Guardian*****

Certificate 15

FRIDAY 3rd March  7.45PM    

Free Entrance.   Refreshments.     Raffle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Daniel_Blake

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The Legion will be open from 2pm

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Tonight – Live at the Legion

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Oil Price Down

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Update for Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

As the wet and windy weather continues to keep the colder weather away in many areas, we are seeing rates and delivery times improve.

The rate and offer details for our clubs group orders for this weekend are as follows:

Rate: £0.3999 ( per litre excluding vat [5% for Domestic use])

Minimum order: 500 Litres

(Please note some suppliers may make a surcharge if they deliver less than the min qty)

Heating oil type: Kerosene (28 second) heating oil – Bulk

Order and pay by date: Orders with payment information submitted by 11.30 am Monday morning will be included with on this order.

(Orders after this time may not be included in this order- please check the order screen for an update)

Delivery time frame: Delivery within 10 working days from club order on Monday

(Delivery times for this time of year will be subject to adverse weather and supply conditions so please order early)

Debit card charge: The supplier does not charge for the use of a debit card.

Credit card charge: The supplier DOES charge 2% for the use of a credit card.

Special Notes: If you have an AGA or require premium fuel, please see the club shop for the exocet range of premium additives.

Our next order date after this weekend is in one week’s time, 5th March 2017

order dates are subject to enough group orders to secure bulk rates.

Please keep an eye on the emails or web site.

www.oil-club.co.uk

Parwich Heating Oil Club

together we all save more

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Spring Visitors

The Curlews are back on Port Meadow – spring must be here 😀 Cheryl W

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Neighbourhood Watch

It appears that undesireable people were casing our properties last night, it was reported to me by a neighbor that people with head lights were wandering about in my orchard and in the Church Yard area for two hours last night. I will inform the police, please keep a watchful eye out for anything suspicious. Terry P

 

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What’s on Where: 24th Feb to 5th Mar

What’s on Where next Week
Day Time Event Location
Fri 24th 3.15 to
3.45pm
Mobile Library The Green
Fri 24th 5.30pm Children’s Friday Football
meet at the Cricket Pavillion
Parson’s Croft
Fri 24th draw at
8.45pm
‘Open the Safe’
continues Fridays until won
Legion
Sat 25th 8.45pm Live Band
Five Hills Out
Legion
Sun 26th 9.30am Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 26th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 26th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Sun 26th Open
2pm
kick off
3pm
Six Nations Rugby
England v Italy
drinks promotions & nibbles
Legion
Tue 28th Parwich School
Inset day
Parwich School
Tue 28th Shrove Tuesday
Shrovetide Football
Ashbourne
Tue 28th 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall

March 2017

Date Time Event Location
Wed 1st Parwich School
Inset day
Parwich School
Wed 1st Ash Wednesday
Shrovetide Football
Ashbourne
Wed 1st Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 1st 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Thu 2nd 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 2nd 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Fri 3rd 5.30pm Children’s Friday Football
meet at the Cricket Pavillion
Parson’s Croft
Fri 3rd 7.45pm Parwich Film
I, Daniel Blake
Memorial Hall
Fri 3rd draw at
8.45pm
‘Open the Safe’
continues Fridays until won
Legion
Sun 5th No services
this week
Alsop & Parwich Churches

Click here to see the full Diary page; please email any event information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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March Film Night

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I DANIEL BLAKE

Winner of the BAFTA Outstanding British Film, this moving film, directed by famous Ken Loach, tells of a 59 year old carpenter who is recovering from a heart attack. He befriends a single mother and her two kids as they navigate their way through the impersonal, Kafkaesque benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end.

5 Star review in the Guardian*****

Certificate 15

FRIDAY 3rd March  7.45PM    

Free Entrance.   Refreshments.     Raffle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Daniel_Blake

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Book by Friday 3rd March

Lunch 17 Mar (2)

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Forthcoming Legion Events

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…Two Feet Apart

Spring is fast approaching and our winter visitors are departing, it’s time to start thinking gardens!img_3444

After reading Emma’s recent post about the best broad bean and tomatoes seeds to grow in Parwich I got to thinking how much gardening knowledge there is in the village and how little I know! Though I’ve successfully grown both for the last two years I was embarrassed to post a comment as the beans came as small plants labelled “Broad Beans” from Homebase and the tomatoes nicely planted up in large hanging baskets having been grown on in the big greenhouses at Wyaston Nurseries. My gardening experience seems to revolve around rotting rose blossoms, mildewy bears britches, brown spotted broad beans, non-appearing carrots and hosting slug and snail parties.

So now you know my level of gardening knowledge you will understand why I thought it would be a good idea to start a regular gardening post on the blog where we could share the pool of local knowledge with us newcomers/novice gardeners. After all what grows happily in Berkshire won’t necessarily survive in Parwich. There always seems to be people with too many seeds/plants/crops so this could be a useful sharing and swopping point. So welcome to the place where you can ask the gardening questions you were always afraid to ask!

Plant of the Month

The first regular feature is my garden plant of the month (always assuming any plants survive! ). This month it is the Galanthus – the Snowdrop. Our garden seems to be crowded with them at the moment – not planted by me I should add.

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I’ve read they should be lifted and divided every 3-4 years, after flowering. We’ve been here for 3 years so I guess that’s a job for me sometime soon?

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Easter Quiz

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Derbyshire Delights

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Oil Price this weekend

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Update for Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

 

Oil prices have remained fairly static over the last few weeks with a minor drop in some areas this week as the weather turns warmer.

The rate and offer details for our clubs group orders for this weekend are as follows:

Rate: £0.4015 ( per litre excluding vat [5% for Domestic use])
Minimum order: 500 Litres
(Please note some suppliers may make a surcharge if they deliver less than the min qty)
Heating oil type: Kerosene (28 second) heating oil – Bulk
Order and pay by date: Orders with payment information submitted by 11.30 am Monday morning will be included with on this order.
(Orders after this time may not be included in this order- please check the order screen for an update)
Delivery time frame: Delivery within 10 working days from club order on Monday
(Delivery times for this time of year will be subject to adverse weather and supply conditions so please order early)
Debit card charge: The supplier does not charge for the use of a debit card.
Credit card charge: The supplier DOES charge 2.5% for the use of a credit card.
Special Notes: If you have an AGA or require premium fuel, please see the club shop for the exocet range of premium additives.

Our next order date after this weekend is in one week’s time, 26th February 2017
order dates are subject to enough group orders to secure bulk rates.
Please keep an eye on the emails or web site.

www.oil-club.co.uk
Parwich Heating Oil Club
together we all save more

Also visit the Facebook page.

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What’s on Where: 17th to 26th Feb

What’s on Where next Week
Day Time Event Location
Fri 17th 5.30pm Children’s Friday Football
meet at the Cricket Pavillion
Parson’s Croft
Fri 17th 7.45pm Parwich Film
Bridge of Spies
Memorial Hall
Fri 17th draw at
8.45pm
‘Open the Safe’
continues Fridays until won
Legion
Sat 18th meet at
6pm
bus at
6.30pm
New Date
Trip to Derby Winter Ale Festival
hot pasties at Legion befor departure, coach departs from the Green
book in advance at the Legion
meet at
Legion
bus from
The Green
Sat 18th 7pm
onwards
Valentine’s Dinner
@ The Sycamore

Romantic 3 course dinner
glass of Prosecco on arrival
tel 01335 390212 to book your table
Sycamore Inn
Sun 19th 10am Family Service / Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 19th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Mon 20th 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Mon 20th Children back at School after half term Parwich School
Tue 21st 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Wed 22nd Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 22nd 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Thu 23rd 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 23rd 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Fri 24th 3.15 to
3.45pm
Mobile Library The Green
Fri 24th 5.30pm Children’s Friday Football
meet at the Cricket Pavillion
Parson’s Croft
Fri 24th draw at
8.45pm
‘Open the Safe’
continues Fridays until won
Legion
Sat 25th 8.45pm Live Band
Five Hills Out
Legion
Sun 26th 9.30am Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 26th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 26th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Sun 26th kick off
3pm
Six Nations Rugby
England v Italy
drinks promotions & nibbles
Legion

Click here to see the full Diary page; please email any event information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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New Bus Service

Has anyone tried out the new Derbyshire Connect bus service and what did you think?
Richard T

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Diary updates ASAP

We will be updating the Parwich.org Diary page this weekend, so if you have any Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich or Pikehall events (March and April) that you want to go in the Diary in time to be included in the Peak Five Churches Magazine’s March issue, please send them in by tomorrow, Saturday 18th of February.

Including our Diary in the Church magazine is important as it helps you reach some of those who are not on-line.

Please send Diary information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk or leave me a message on tel. 287.

Thank you, Peter

Note, click here for

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Nordic Walking Anyone?

Nordic Walking in the Derbyshire Dales

 Derbyshire Dales District Council is planning to add Nordic Walking to its popular Walking for Health programme this spring.

 A series of one-hour taster sessions for the free walks are planned in Whitworth Park, Darley Dale from 10.00am – 3.00pm on Wednesday 22 February and Tuesday 21 March. The sessions will be run by trained International Nordic Walking Federation Instructors and walking poles will be provided.

 Nordic Walking has proven benefits for many health conditions including arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, pulmonary disease, and menopause.  It is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.  Classes range from gentle walks for people with health concerns, to workout walks, which are a great way to improve fitness, lose weight and tone the whole body.

 To book a place on one of the taster sessions please contact Becky Burton at  becky.burton@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or phone 01629 761225. To find out more visit www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/NordicWalking

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February Film Night

 

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Trailer: Click here

February Parwich Film Show  

BRIDGE OF SPIES

Based on true events during the Cold War, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Starring Tom Hanks, and Mark Rylance, directed by Steven Spielberg

6 Oscar nominations, won Best Supporting Actor

Certificate 12

Guardian 5/5 star review  “Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance red hot in Steven Spielberg’s magnificent cold war thriller. The tense negotiations over the recovery of U2 pilot Gary Powers in 1960s Berlin are the real-life backdrop to this wonderfully uncynical. With terrific craftsmanship, pure storytelling gusto and that Midas-touch ability to find grounds for optimism everywhere, Steven Spielberg has dramatised a true-life cold war spy-swap drama”.

FRIDAY 17th February 7.45PM    

Free Entrance.   Refreshments.     Raffle

 

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Parish Council Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the Parish Council meeting of the 8th February have been published on the Parish Council website and can be seen here.

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Childminder Wanted

We are looking at moving to Parwich middle of March and I’d need a childminder to fetch my 8 year old son from school twice a week for a max of 2.5 hours per night. If anyone can recommend it would be greatly appreciated.

Vicky T . 07950823369

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Live at the Legion

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Diary Updates Please

We will be updating the Parwich.org Diary page next weekend, so if you have any Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich or Pikehall events (March and April) that you want to go in the Diary in time to be included in the Peak Five Churches Magazine’s March issue, please send them in by Saturday, 18th of February.

Including our Diary in the Church magazine is important as it helps you reach some of those who are not on-line.

Please send Diary information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk or leave me a message on tel. 287.

Thank you, Peter

Note, click here for

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February Film Night

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Trailer: Click here

February Parwich Film Show  

BRIDGE OF SPIES

Based on true events during the Cold War, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Starring Tom Hanks, and Mark Rylance, directed by Steven Spielberg

6 Oscar nominations, won Best Supporting Actor

Certificate 12

Guardian 5/5 star review  “Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance red hot in Steven Spielberg’s magnificent cold war thriller. The tense negotiations over the recovery of U2 pilot Gary Powers in 1960s Berlin are the real-life backdrop to this wonderfully uncynical. With terrific craftsmanship, pure storytelling gusto and that Midas-touch ability to find grounds for optimism everywhere, Steven Spielberg has dramatised a true-life cold war spy-swap drama”.

FRIDAY 17th February 7.45PM    

Free Entrance.   Refreshments.     Raffle

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The Legion will be open from 4 pm.

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Oil Price holding steady

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Update for Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

With continued low temperatures, we are hearing many members are finding their oil levels much lower than they had expected. Please do check your tank and ensure your monitors are working. We, as always this time of year, recommend ordering when your oil levels drops to 35% to 40%.

Deliveries times are between 6 and 10 working days and subject to weather and supply conditions, if you are low on heating oil this group order may not be suitable

The rate and offer details for our clubs group orders for this weekend are as follows:

Rate: £0.4095 ( per litre excluding vat [5% for Domestic use])
Minimum order: 500 Litres
(Please note some suppliers may make a surcharge if they deliver less than the min qty)
Heating oil type: Kerosene (28 second) heating oil – Bulk
Order and pay by date: Orders with payment information submitted by 11.30 am Monday morning will be included with on this order.
(Orders after this time may not be included in this order- please check the order screen for an update)
Delivery time frame: Delivery within 10 working days from club order on Monday
(Delivery times for this time of year will be subject to adverse weather and supply conditions so please order early)
Debit card charge: The supplier does not charge for the use of a debit card.
Credit card charge: The supplier DOES charge 2.5% for the use of a credit card.
Special Notes: If you have an AGA or require premium fuel, please see the club shop for the exocet range of premium additives.

Our next order date after this weekend is in one week’s time, 19th February 2017
order dates are subject to enough group orders to secure bulk rates.
Please keep an eye on the emails or web site.

www.oil-club.co.uk
Parwich Heating Oil Club
together we all save more

Also visit the Facebook page.

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Parwich School Newsletter

Spring Term 1 Newsletter

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Click on the image to view the full newsletter as a PDF.

 

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What’s on Where: 10th to 19th Feb

What’s on Where next Week
Day Time Event Location
Fri 10th last day at School before half-term Parwich School
Fri 10th 5.30pm Children’s Friday Football
meet at the Cricket Pavillion
Parson’s Croft
Fri 10th draw at
8.45pm
‘Open the Safe’
continues Fridays until won
Legion
Sat 11th kick off
4.50pm
Six Nations Rugby
Wales v England
drinks promotions & nibbles
Legion
Sun 12th 9.30am Family Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 12th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sun 12th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon 13th Start of Dial a Bus service, replacing the scheduled 102 Service to Ashbourne which will stop on Friday 31st March,
see Derbyshire Connect Pilot Project
To book dial 01335 342951 between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, email bookings@derbyshireconnect.org.uk but this will require a minimum of 24 hours notice.
Tue 14th 7pm
onwards
Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Steak Supper
@ The Sycamore

tel 01335 390212 to book your table
Sycamore Inn
Tue 14th 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Wed 15th Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 15th Trip to Derby Winter Ale Festival
now re-arranged to take place at the weekend on Saturday 18th February
Wed 15th 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Thu 16th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 16th 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Fri 17th 5.30pm Children’s Friday Football
meet at the Cricket Pavillion
Parson’s Croft
Fri 17th 7.45pm Parwich Film
Bridge of Spies
Memorial Hall
Fri 17th draw at
8.45pm
‘Open the Safe’
continues Fridays until won
Legion
Sat 18th meet at
6pm
bus at
6.30pm
New Date
Trip to Derby Winter Ale Festival
hot pasties at Legion befor departure, coach departs from the Green
book in advance at the Legion
meet at
Legion
bus from
The Green
Sat 18th 7pm
onwards
Valentine’s Dinner
@ The Sycamore

Romantic 3 course dinner
glass of Prosecco on arrival
tel 01335 390212 to book your table
Sycamore Inn
Sun 19th 10am Family Service / Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 19th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church

Click here to see the full Diary page; please email any event information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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