Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Boxing Day Charity Football Match

click to go to Fulbourn Institute FC website

It's back...

Boxing Day Charity Football Match

in support of
MAGPAS & Fulbourn Institute Football Club

FULBOURN OLD BOYS
V
THE CURRENT CROP
The rematch (1-8 agg.)

Wednesday 26 December 2012
Fulbourn Recreation Ground
11.00am kick-off

Bring the family along to see some Fulbourn legends as they dust off their boots, leave their walking frames at the care home and take on Fulbourn's current elite...

Trained first-aiders welcome!

R. Drage

Click for Google-map to Fulbourn Recreation Ground

Click to read about Fulbourn Recreation Ground on the Fulbourn Village Guide website

Click to go to Fulbourn Institute FC website

Thursday, 13 December 2012

A Musical Christmas Jigsaw: dress rehearsal!

Are any members of the community interested in attending our dress rehearsal of this year's musical nativity, A Magical Christmas Jigsaw on Monday 17 December, at 9.30am? If anyone is interested, they need to phone the school office on 01223 712525 so that we know numbers.

Fiona Thorpe
Head Teacher
Fulbourn Primary School

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Cats at Christmas

click to go to Cambridge Cat Clinic website

We are all looking forward to the festive season, especially as we have some days off to spend with our families, both human and furry! However, Christmas presents some unique perils! Here are our top tips to keep your feline friend safe this winter:

  • Tinsel and streamer decorations:

    Cats are generally clever when it comes to eating things they shouldn’t (unlike dogs—meow!) but for some reason, they have a fascination with eating tinsel, which can cause an intestinal blockage. This doesn't mean you can’t make your house look beautiful, just keep a close eye on what your feline friend is up to.

  • Parties:

    Gatherings of strangers and loud music can upset cats a lot more than we might realise. Ensure that your cat has an area of the house where they can hide away if they wish to, and ask all guests to avoid this area. Some cats can show signs of stress by toileting in areas of the home where they shouldn’t, so pop down a few extra litter trays over the holidays in case your cat gets caught short.

  • Furniture:

    When re-shuffling the living room to fit in that enormous tree, ensure that your cat’s normal pathways are not obstructed—some cats will show stress by scratching new furniture. Try using Feliway - a synthetic form of a feline facial pheromone, produced when cats rub their faces against their territory, making them feel happy and secure.

  • Tasty treats:

    Ensure that any wrapped tasty treats are kept out from under the tree until the last minute, and watch out for the Christmas trimmings cooling on the counter - cats have a very good sense of smell, and some will go to extreme lengths to get to what they want! Many people aren’t aware, but onions, garlic and leeks are all very toxic to pussy cats.

  • Antifreeze:

    Used commonly in screen wash, brake fluid and engine coolants, Antifreeze (aka ethylene glycol) ingestion can be fatal in cats, causing acute renal failure and hypocalcaemia. Use pet safe brands and make sure any spills or leaks are cleaned up asap.

  • Christmas plants:

    Poinsettia and Holly are both common Christmas plants that are mildly poisonous to cats, causing vomiting, hyper-salivation, inappetance, lethargy and depression. Keep them out of reach of furry paws!

Remember, Cambridge Cat Clinic provides 24/7 emergency care for registered pussy cats, even on Christmas day! We are proud to deliver a stress free, feline only, environment at all times.

Feline Festive!

The Cat Clinic Team

Click to go to Cambridge Cat Clinic's homepage

Directions to Cambridge Cat Clinic

Need to take your cat to the vet? Cat travelling tips

Monday, 19 November 2012

Cambridge Steiner School Advent Fair

Cambridge Steiner School is holding its yearly Advent Fair on Saturday 24 November from 11am-4pm. Come along for the Organic Café, Christmas Market, puppet shows, children's activities, Gnome's Grotto, candle dipping and lots more...admission is free!

Click for map to Cambridge Steiner School, Cambridge CB21 5DZ

Click for Cambridge Steiner School website

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Connecting Cambridgeshire: let's have better broadband for all!

Do your bit to bring better broadband for all!

Have you registered for the Connecting Cambridgeshire campaign to bring better broadband access for everyone across the county?

Time is running out and we need as many people as possible to register before December 2012, when a supplier will be selected and planning for the big broadband rollout begins.

It only takes a minute to go online at www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk or fill in a Freepost reply form in the leaflet at your local library or council offices.

All we need is your postcode and a landline phone number, and whether you are a home or business user – and we will only use this information for the campaign.

The more registrations we get, the more likely we are to get the investment needed to install better broadband connections for all (2 Mbps minimum) with superfast speeds (25mbps minimum) for at least 90% of premises by 2015.

Latest figures show that over 18,000 homes and businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have already registered their demand for better broadband making our campaign one of the fastest growing in the country.

Much of the support is being generated through the fantastic efforts of more than 80 Broadband Champions, who are busy promoting the campaign locally through leaflets, posters, events, and community websites.

Many parish councils and local councillors are also backing the campaign because good broadband connections are vital for our businesses and communities to thrive, particularly in rural areas, with benefits for health and education too.

So, why not do your bit so that more people can benefit from better broadband?

To find out more, visit www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk, email contact@connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk or call 0345 045 5200

Alison Brown
Head of Business Services
Cambridgeshire ACRE

Friday, 28 September 2012

Macmillan's coffee morning, 29 September

Come to our coffee-morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support!

With cakes and home-made jam for sale and a raffle, the coffee morning - part of takes place from 10am to noon on Saturday 29 September, in Twelve, 15 High Street, Fulbourn.

We also hope to have a lady demonstrating traditional wool-spinning techniques - hope to see you there!

Ed.

Click for a google-map to Twelve in Fulbourn High Street

Click to find out more about Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Friday, 21 September 2012

spoken word/music in aid of FLACK/Macmillan Coffee Morning

At long last, a proper listings magazine for Cambridge - Julian Huppert MP

click to go to the FLACK website

If you live in or near Cambridge, you'll be happy to know that FLACK is having a little fundraiser on the 27th at CB2 Cafe - Glen Hutchinson will be reading poetry, Toby Peters wil be playing music and there will be some singing by the FLACKettes. Entry is £2, begins at 8pm. Bring your friends!

On the 28th we are hosting a Macmillan Coffee morning - come along, bring tea, coffee and cake and have a chat! You give a small donation for what you consume and the money goes to Macmillan, a cancer charity. This is being organised by our lovely support worker Cindy. Please reply to this email so we can have an idea about numbers. Everyone welcome!

If you have any feedback about our magazine PLEASE don't hesitate to get in touch, whether it's criticism or praise, we want to make a magazine that you want to read! Ideas for what you'd like to read about? send feedback to editor@flackcambridge.org.uk.

Finally, once again our regular appeal for vendors! Remember you don't have to be homeless to to sell FLACK - it's a great way to earn a little extra money and help a charity out at the same time. Drop us a line at info@flackcambridge.org.uk for more details.

Best wishes
The FLACK team

Click to go to the FLACK website

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Urgent Event reschedule: Food, Farming and Countryside fair

Owing to Milton Country Park having to reschedule events, they have moved the Food, Farming & Countryside event from 16 September to 23 September.

THIS MEANS THAT THE FUN DOG SHOW AND DOG DECATHLON WILL ALSO BE MOVED FROM THE 16 TO THE 23 SEPTEMBER.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

Sam Ha

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

seeking applications: Peter Kirk Scholarship

Would you like £2,000
to travel in Europe?

then why not apply for a

PETER KIRK SCHOLARSHIP

10 awards of £2,000 for 2013

A chance to do an independent project on any aspect of modern European life which interests you, visiting at least one other country for six weeks to three months.

You should be aged between 18 and 26. Academic qualifications are less important than enthusiasm and your ability to carry through a project on your own.

CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THREE GROUPS:

  • School Leavers and Gap year students
  • Those on a degree course
  • Postgraduate

For an application form and further details visit our website at:

www.kirkfund.org.uk

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to

mail@kirkfund.org.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications:

Noon 5th November 2012

The Peter Kirk Memorial Fund is a registered charity number 1049139 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England number 3089865

Click here to go to the Peter Kirk Scholarsip Homepage

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

"Nixon in China" on BBC Radio 3

Listen again to Nixon in China on BBC i-Player - links at bottom of page. Click here to go straight to links.

click to go to soprano Kathleen Kim's homepage
Be sure not to miss Nixon in China on BBC Radio 3, September 5. The opera starts at 7.00pm, after a profile of composer John Adams. The production stars Kathleen Kim as Madame Mao, Alan Oke as Chairman Mao, Jessica Rivera as Pat Nixon and Robert Orth as the anti-communist president of the title on a groundbreaking diplomatic mission to China in 1968.

The BBC webpage describes "Alice Goodman's poetic, intensely original libretto"; and if you live locally this matters because Alice is, of course, Rector at the St Vigor's group of parishes, covering Fulbourn, the Wilbrahams and Six Mile Bottom.

No matter where you live, be sure to tune into BBC Radio 3 from 7pm onwards on 5 September, listen to it on the web or else catch it for a week afterwards on BBC i-player!

Ed.

Click to find out more about the libretto for Nixon in China

Click here for full cast listings for the 5 September 2012 performance

Listen again on BBC i-player until 12 September 2012:

Nixon in China Act 1

Nixon in China Act 2

Nixon in China Act 3

Click to go back to top of page

Monday, 3 September 2012

recycling open day at Waterbeach

Come and find out more about reuse, recycling and what happens to your waste at the annual Recycling Open Day organised jointly by the Cambridgeshire County Council and AmeyCespa on Saturday 22 September from 10am to 4pm at Waste Management Park on Ely Road, Waterbeach.

A whole range of activities for the entire family will be on offer, including the chance to take a full tour of the site and visit the Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant and materials recycling facility, which is currently under construction.

The tour will also provide an opportunity to understand the composting process and see the scale of the waste challenge at the landfill site.

Model making activities using recycled materials and taking a ride in some of AmeyCespa’s vehicles are always popular attractions with children and adults alike.

A unique opportunity will be brought to this year’s event by local artists at Oblique Arts, who will be running a pop-up second-hand fashion installation as part of the Wear It Love It Share It campaign run by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership and AmeyCespa.

Visitors can have an on the spot fashion make-over and the opportunity to pose on a catwalk. They will also receive expert advice on how to dress well for less whilst reducing their impact on the environment, by up-cycling and re-using clothes and buying second-hand.

Visitors will also be able to see a range of recycling, composting and machinery exhibitions and stands from local councils, companies, community and environmental groups.

To find out more, call AmeyCespa on 01223 861010 or go to www.ameycespa.com/east.

Kornelia Korzec
Waste Campaigns Officer
Supporting Businesses and Communities
Cambridgeshire County Council

Resources

Click for the AmeyCespa (East) Waste Management Park webpage

Get Cambridgeshire connected - Register here www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk. It only takes a minute and will show the demand for better broadband.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Manor Mill Morris - looking for dancers!

Manor Mill Morris is a group of ladies, North West Clog Morris dancers.

We would love to have some new members to keep our group going strong as we are the only NW Clog Morris group in the Cambridge area.

Our website

email: manormillmorris@hotmail.com

Manor Mill Morris was established over 25 years ago. We practice just to the north of Cambridge city centre but have new members from many of the surrounding villages as well as those who live in the city. We regularly perform in and around the Cambridge area and in music festivals.

Manor Mill Morris will start practice again in October 2012 on a Monday evening at St Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge. This year we will be holding a welcome evening for new members and people interested in seeing what it is like to be a member. Come and try or come and watch. Owning clogs is not essential: trainers or sports shoes will do to begin with!

If you are interested in taking up clog dancing or want to be kept informed about our term start date/newcomers evening then please contact us by email. We will then get in touch later with more information.

Andrea

Resources

Click to go to Manor Hill Morris website

Click to go to St Augustine's Church and Hall, Gichmond Road, Cambridge

Monday, 20 August 2012

Workshop on the proposed Ida Darwin Housing Development

Planning Workshop on the Proposed Ida Darwin Housing Development
Saturday 1 September, 10.00am to 3.00pm at the Fulbourn Centre
If you attended the Public Meeting and registered your interest, then you should be contacted soon by Mary Drage, Chair of Fulbourn Parish Council. If you were unable to attend but are still interested in being part of the Workshop, then please contact Mary at drage9345@talktalk.net, as soon as possible. If you can only make part of the day, please still contact Mary to discuss the options available.

The Workshop will be broken down into four groups working under the titles:

  • Design/Policy
  • Traffic/Transport/Access/Services
  • Environment/Ecology
  • Community Cohesion/Employment

The formal working groups will be preceded by a presentation by the consultants for the Mental Health Trust and a Questions and Answers session. A Plenary session will conclude the day. Each group will be led by a facilitator and have a scribe to facilitate reporting back. The results of the workshop will form the basis of a report by the Ida Darwin Steering Group (comprising six councillors and three others) which will be presented to the Mental Health Trust and their consultants.

The headings of the Workshop are necessarily broad and will be more closely defined in session, but, in any case, there are bound to be overlaps. As reported before, no firm scheme proposal has yet been submitted, and the purpose of the Workshop is, therefore, not to comment or appraise a design or layout, but to highlight the issues which are of importance to the village and which we would wish the developers to include or resolve within the constraints of the site and the relevant planning legislation. The consultants for the Trust have prepared a Site Appraisal document which will be available on the day, but if you would like to see a copy in advance please contact David Cottee at cotteehouse@gmail.com.

This is a great opportunity to discuss and develop, in an ordered and structured format, many of the issues that not only affect the Ida Darwin site but which are also relevant to the pressure for other future housing development in Fulbourn. We hope that many of you will be able to participate on the day.

David Cottee
Fulbourn Forum for Community Action
email: cotteehouse@gmail.com

Click for further details on the Fulbourn Centre

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

fashion: super summer sale!

Fire Fly
SUPER SUMMER SALE
Of designer Sample Stock

Prices from as little as £5 for brands including
Phase 8, Hobbs, Laura Ashley, Wallis, CC,
Kaliko, Evans and many more.
Firefly also stock a range of boutique fashion, jewellery and accessories.

THURSDAY 9th AUGUST
11am-9pm
THE MISSING SOCK
Newmarket Road
Stow Cum Quy
CB25 9AQ
Click to go to The Missing Sock Website

SUNDAY 26th AUGUST
11am-9pm
THE SIX BELLS
9 High Street
Fulbourn
CB21 5DH
Click to go to the Six Bells Website

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Mill receives an award!

click to go to the Cambridge Building Society homepage

Recently, I had the honour of picking up an award on behalf of The Mill at the Cambridge Building Society Community Magazine Awards. The magazine was entered in the Specialist category as a Church magazine, and received the Silver award. (Click to see the previous post about the awards.)

May I say a big "thank-you" to St Vigor's Rector, Revd Alice Goodman, for her commitment to the Mill; and also to my colleagues on the Mill Committee. Without their help and support I’d be unable to edit the magqazine. My colleagues organise and enthuse distribution, and keep a track of advertising revenue, among many other things. I also have to thank the previous editors, because the most important thing I have to bring to the Mill is not to try to fix what isn’t broken: it was their format that won the prize.

Most importantly, however, is the thanks that are due to YOU – the readers of the Mill who make everything not only possible but worth it. Well done all of you!

Ed.

Cambridge Building Society Community Magazine Awards

click to go to the Cambridge Building Society website

Local editors and publishers came together last night as The Cambridge Building Society hosted its 14th annual Community Magazine Awards.

The awards ceremony, which adopted a traditional tea party theme, took place at the Cambridge Union Rugby Club.

Guests were greeted by music played by students from Bottisham Village College.

Fifty local community magazines entered this year’s awards and they were judged over ten individual categories.

Two new categories had been added to help recognise local charities and colleges that have been producing magazines and newsletters during 2011.

All ten categories had been formed to recognise the wide variety of community magazines in East Anglia. The categories included: Best Charity, Best College, Best Photo, Best Editorial, Best Front Page, Best Specialist Magazine, Most Improved Magazine, Previous Winner, High Frequency Magazine and Low Frequency Magazine.

Chris Elliott, chief reporter at Cambridge News

Judges: Chris Elliott (right), Senior Reporter at The Cambridge News and Louise Bateman, Head of People at The Cambridge were joined by three new judges this year; Rob Bryant, Managing Director at Mobas, Phil Robinson, Lecturer in Marketing at Anglia Ruskin University and Anne Bullman, Federation Treasurer for the Cambridge Federation of the Women’s Institution.

Andy Lucas, Commercial Director at The Cambridge who opened the awards said: "We’re pleased to once again support these awards and recognise the work going on our local communities. This year we decided to refresh the awards and we feel they have been enhanced with the inclusion of new judges and categories.

"The annual awards have become an important event in the calendar and prove very popular every year. The magazines that these editors and publishers produce are really important to the local communities and we are pleased to be able to recognise this as part of our commitment to the communities that we operate in."

The winners of the awards were as follows:

Andy Lucas adds: "I would like to personally congratulate all of the winners and thank everyone who entered the awards, the judges for their support and colleagues from The Cambridge Building Society who helped out at the ceremony."

Suzanne Hazell
Cambridge Building Society

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Fulbourn Social Netball

Are you interested in learning how to play netball? Or did you play netball at school and are keen to get back into playing social netball?

We are hoping to set up a social netball club here in Fulbourn for women of all ages and abilities. Funding through South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) is available to support us in setting up and to provide regular coaching.

Commitments would include the options of attending training sessions fortnightly plus playing in fortnightly friendly matches held in Milton with other like-minded social netball teams.

If we have enough interested people, the aim is to set up an initial meeting with SCDC before the end of this term.

If you are interested in joining or would like to know more then please contact Katie Morrish on C881214 or email at katiemorrish@hotmail.com

Katie Morrish

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

nearly-new sale: children's and babies' equipment

Sale of nearly-new children's and babies' equipment at the Fulbourn Centre on Saturday 23 June from 2.30-4pm.

Tables are still available for this event! To hire one or for further information, email debs@ecafe.org

click for more information about the Fulbourn Centre, including how to get there

Friday, 15 June 2012

Calendar Girls audition - your help needed!

click to go to St John's Players auditions page

A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, spark a global phenomenon by persuading one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference!

As interest snowballs, the Calendar Girls find themselves revealing very much more than they'd ever planned...

St John’s Players are performing the very popular "Calendar Girls" by Tim Firth in October 2012. However, we need your help. As yet, we do not have a full cast, so if you are interested in being part of an intriguing, fun production, please contact Moira Stephenson on moira.stephenson@btinternet.com or Shannon Hogan on mailto:schogan3@hotmail.co.uk. Or else, come to one of our rehearsals! These are on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Fulbourn Centre, after 7.30pm.

Go on – give us a go and be part of an uplifting and heart-warming experience.

Graham Royston

Read more

Click for further details about the Fulbourn Centre, including directions

Click to go to St John's Players auditions page

Click to go to St John's Players main page

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

replacement bus from Fulbourn to Newmarket (Teversham too!)

We have just heard that the replacement bus to Newmarket (A&P bus No.16) has been approved by the Commissioners and is running every Tuesday and Friday, leaving the Six Bells at 10.30am, with the return journey from Newmarket starting at 1.30pm [See timetable below - Ed.].

This means that the bus started running today (12 June) and will run every Tuesday and Friday hereafter.

David Cottee
Fulbourn Forum

Teversham - The Wilbrahams - Newmarket
Tuesday and Friday only

Teversham, Marshall's Close - 10:21
Teversham, Ferndale - 10:23
Fulbourn, Bakers Arms - 10:25
Fulbourn, Six Bells - 10:30
Great Wilbraham, Carpenters Arms - 10:35
Little Wilbraham, Manor Close - 10:40
Six Mile Bottom - 10:45
Newmarket, Guineas Bus Station - 11:00

Newmarket, Guineas Bus Station 13:30
Six Mile Bottom - 13:45
Little Wilbraham, Manor Close - 13:50
Great Wilbraham, Carpenters Arms - 13:55
Fulbourn, Six Bells - 14:00
Fulbourn, Bakers Arms - 14:05
Teversham, Ferndale - 14:07
Teversham, Marshall's Close - 14:09

Read more
Newmarket bus starts today - Cllr John Williams

Friday, 8 June 2012

CBM on Radio 4

If you like listening to the radio on a Sunday morning, why not tune into Radio 4 this Sunday at 07.55am for the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of CBM UK?

CBM, the overseas disability charity, is well known in Fulbourn, as Gill Godber was their in-house publicist for many years, and now works in a voluntary capacity as their Cambridge Representative, in which role she recieves much support from Fulbourn Friends of CBM. In the programme, surgeon Steve Mannion, who specialises in treating clubfoot, will be talking about his work.

If 7.55 is a bit early for you, follow the link below to access the programme after it's aired, on BBC i-player!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jqb8k

Ed.

Below: Steve Mannion and Martin, whom he treated for clubfoot.

click to go to CBM webpage

Read more:

CBM helped a record 36 million people in 2011

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Fulbourn: Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee

Like everywhere else in the United Kingdom, Fulbourn has been celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. I hope you enjoy looking at Fulbourn's Jubilee in pictures.

I realise not everybody had the same jubilee or has the same beliefs, but it was great to go to St Vigor's church in Fulbourn and see that flowers had been arranged in red, white and blue:

click to go to the parish website

This was reflected not only in the churchyard...

...but also by the flowers outside the Co-op!

Amanda's Café was open for business in full patriotic fervour...

click to go to Amanda's website!

...While Richard Wombwell's shop was closed, but no less patriotic! (NB Richard writes the popular "View from the Farm" column for the Mill on Fulbourn flora and fauna.)

Gazebos had been found to shelter people attending the street party who were eating Michael Beaumont's hog-roast. (Michael and his staff also cleared up after the street party - a mammoth task!)

David Morris was one of the entertainers from Cambridge Community Circus to perform while the street party was going on.

click to go to Cambridge Community Circus

The Fulbourn Centre was putting on a whole weekend of activities...

click to find out more about the Fulbourn Centre

...While at The Six Bells children of all ages could print their own T-shirts...

click to go to the Six Bells website

...and Marie-Ann Ha taught children to spin their own wool!

At the end of the day, as mentioned, Michael Beaumont and his staff cleared up the street. Here's one at the shop, taking down the red white and blue balloons.

click to go to Michael Beaumont Butcher's website

Coming out of the Six Bells, we saw a potent reminder of what it cost to keep us free to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee.

Ed.

Friday, 1 June 2012

a hug that made the world smile

As we prepare for the Queen’s Jubilee this month, it was perhaps appropriate that Her Majesty was involved in an event that, for all our present social, political and financial anxieties, made the world smile.

Lydia Amita: click to read her story

Lydia Amito was orphaned at the age of one in 2004, in the midst of a brutal campaign waged by the Lord’s Resistance Army against civilians in Uganda, the violence then spreading to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic and Sudan.

Recently, at celebrations for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle, Lydia greeted the Queen the way she greets everybody: with a hug. It’s not protocol to touch the Monarch other than with the briefest of handshakes, so the picture of the little girl hugging a smiling Queen went round the world.

Gary and Marylin Skinner: click to read the Watoto story

Lydia’s life could be much different if it were not for Watoto Childcare Ministries, founded in 1994 by Gary and Marylin Skinner (left) in Kampala. Tours of the Watoto – Swahili for ‘children’ – choir are world-famous, including visits to Cambridge which most recently took in St Bede’s School. Some of the children stayed over in Fulbourn, where villagers have been supporting Watoto for some years.

So it was disappointing, to say the least, to hear a minority view voiced by British people in the 21st century that it was unfair on the children to let them see other cultures as they would be going back to a level of social and economic poverty from which they might never escape. However, to see the children’s’ confidence, it’s obvious that the tours’ other goal – besides fundraising – is succeeding: raising men and women equipped to deal with the outside world as equals.

Christine Lutara: click and scroll down for her comments

Christine Lutara (left) is Operations Director of Living Hope, Watoto’s branch which helps women who were abandoned, abducted, widowed and/or infected with HIV during the war. She told a Sunday paper how the women, and children like Lydia, are taught to deal not just with prejudice but coming face-to-face with people who have hurt them, who might also now be Watoto villagers themselves: ‘if you chase after the snake that bit you, its poison races round faster around your body…you can either choose revenge and chase the snake, or you can choose to live.’

It’s an insight so stunningly simple that it might be scriptural. Growing up around wisdom like this, it’s no real surprise that little Lydia made the Queen, and the world, smile.

Ed.

Resources

Click to go to Watoto Childcare Ministries

Click here to donate

See the Daily Telegraph video about when Lydia hugged the Queen

Watch a video about the founding of Watoto

Saturday, 12 May 2012

quiz night in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity

click to go to The Prostate Cancer Charity's webpage

The Six Bells pub in Fulbourn is holding a charity quiz night on 17 May at 9.30pm, £2 per person and there is also a raffle. All profits are going to Prostate Cancer research.

So if you want to have a fun evening and contribute to a great cause, why not come along?

Pete Collis

Click here to go to The Six Bells webpage for directions etc

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Six Bells Inaugural Beer Festival

click to go to the Six Bells website

Just a reminder that our inaugural beer festival is next weekend.
We kick off at 7pm on Thursday 3rd May and have 25 Great British Beers, Ciders and Perry for you to try. The festival is on until Monday 7th May or until the beer runs out!
Over the weekend there will be an assortment of fabulous food on offer including a hog roast and Thai curry.

We'd love to see you there
Kind regards,
Hugo and team

The Six Bells, 9 High Street, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5DX
Tel 01223 880244
Email sixbellsfulbourn@btinternet.com
Webpage www.thesixbellsfulbourn.com

B & T/Dragonslayer 4.0%
A golden beer with a malt and hop flavour and a bitter finish. More malty and less hoppy than is usual for a beer of this style

Bartrams/Comrade Bill Bartram's Egalitarian Anti-Imperialist Soviet Stout 6.9%
A Russian stout by any other name, a luscious easy-drinking example of the style

Bartrams/AH 64 Specale 6.4%
Brewed to celebrate the apache helicopter and the regiments return from operations in Afghanistan in Sept. 2008. The Regiments C.O Colonel Dalton was moving on so it seemed an ideal way of celebrating these events

Beartown/Black Bear 5.0%
Advertised as a strong mild, this beer is rather bitter for the style. Bitter and malt flavours are balanced and there is also a good roast character along with a hint of liquorice. Aftertaste is short and reasonably dry

Burton Bridge/Burton Porter 4.5%
Quite malty throughout but with plenty of roast fruit and liquorice, and a long bitter aftertaste

Cambridge Moonshine/CB1 4.2% (LocAle)
Amber coloured traditional best bitter with a good blend of malt and hops with a rounded hoppy finish. Brewed two miles away. Hopefully Mark the brewer will pop in to say hi!

Concertina/One Eyed Jack 4.0%
Fairly pale in colour with plenty of hop bitterness. Great session ale!

Copper Dragon/Best Bitter 3.8%
A refreshing amber coloured best bitter with a well-balanced malty and hoppy flavour. An excellent mid-gravity session ale brewed to suit that special northern palate but still enjoyed by us southerners

Darkstar/Expresso Stout 4.2%
Freshly ground Arabica coffee beans added to the copper for a few minutes after the boil of this black beer.

Elland/Nettlethrasher 4.4%
Grainy amber coloured beer. A rounded nose with some fragrant hop notes followed by a mellow nutty fruity taste and a dry finish

Highwood/Bomber County 4.8%
An earthy malt aroma but with a complete underlying mix of coffee, hops, caramel and apple fruit. The beer starts bitter and intensifies to the end.

Idle/Landlord 4.6%
A dark brown ale with plenty of body, a malty flavour and a caramel/coffee finish

Leeds/Midnight Bell 4.8%
A premium dark mild crystal and chocolate malts combine to give a full bodied, complex character to this award winning ale Mighty Oak/Oscar Wilde Mild 3.7%

CAMRA Supreme Campion Beer
Roasty dark mild with suggestions of forest fruits and dark chocolate. A sweet taste yields to a more bitter finish

Milestone/Rich Ruby 4.5%
Lightly hopped with a malty finish

Moorhouse's/Black Cat 3.4%
Chosen by Carl but Hugo heartily agrees. A dark mild-styled beer with a delicate chocolate and roast flavours with a crisp, bitter finish - loads of flavour for a low strength ale

Oakham/JHB 3.8%
A straw coloured beer with a smooth mouth feel. Spicy hop predominates the aroma and there are grassy hops in the mouth with a little sweetness. Lingering hoppy finish

Old Mill/Bitter 3.9%
A malty nose is carried through to the initial flavour. Bitterness runs throughout

Osset/Big Red Bitter 4.0%
Deep red, malty Yorkshire bitter

Poachers/Blackcrow Stout 4.5%
Dry stout with a burnt toffee and caramel flavour

Potbelly/Pigs Do Fly 4.4%
A light and golden ale. It is a single hoped brew using styrian goldings

CIDERS AND PERRY

Gyd/Farmhouse Dry 6.5%
A True Traditional Farmhouse Dry Cider

Broadoak Bristol Port 6%
Fruity Colourful Cider with a Delicious Apple Taste and is Medium Sweet

Gwunt & Ddraig Two Trees Perry 4.5%
A Pale, Fruity Perry with an Aroma of Fruit and a Hint of Honey on the palate

Monday, 26 March 2012

IMPORTANT: plant sale - change of times

Times for the plant sale on Saturday May 26 at St Vigor's gate have been altered and are now different from those advertised in The Mill. The sale starts at 9pm, and finishes at 11am. The sale is to raise funds for St Vigor's.

Ed.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Fulbourn Village Pump: correction

Fulbourn Village Pump – correction. The January edition of Fulbourn Village Pump, which has just been circulated to all households in the village, gives the wrong e mail address for the Parish Clerk on the back page. The correct e mail address is clerk.fpc@btconnect.com. If you have e mailed the clerk about any of the articles in the Village Pump or sent any photographs please resend them using the above email address.