Apologies: I am really sorry to all of you who had events you wished me to write about last week. Unfortunately I was really poorly and unable to do my column. I am hopeful that you still had a good turn out and a very successful event.

Map: The unveiling of the new art work of the Burwash map took place last week. On a beautiful sunny day with a nice crowd of people looking on, the work undertaken by ceramic artist Mary Clark who guided 89 of the Children from the Burwash Primary school in each making a different tile , was revealed. This very clever lady and the children have added a new and interesting piece to the already lovely ceramic map of our village, which is set on the grass outside the fence of Mount House. Parish Council Chariman David Vereker took the opportunity to say a few words on behalf of us all. I hope that you will all be able to take some time to have a look at the new work which will be in situ for years to come.

Breakfast: The Big Brekkie in aid of Christian Aid week will be held at the Welcome Church Heathfield tomorrow morning from 8.30am. You are all very welcome to go along, just ring Peter Thompson on 01435 882856 or Sue Greener 01435 830 Burwash tomorrow evening from 7.30pm. Entry is £5 per person to include sausage and mash supper, £2 with no supper. Again call Peter or Sue for details and entry.

Coming events: There are plenty of events to look forward to as wee approach June. On June 4 there will be a big jumble sale in aid of Tyler Russell’s new custom built wheel chair, to enable him the freedom to do for himself. Also on the 4th St Bartholomew’s Church annual Bake off. Entry forms can be found in the May Broadsheet. Once again there is to be a Burwash in bloom competition. Entry forms are available from Jarvis Butchers and should be in by 24 June. Judging to take place on 1 July. If this is too big a competition for you them why not enter the Sunflower and pumpkin competition which is organised by Rod Clifton and Tania Cheshire. entry is £1 per person for Sunflower, £1 for pumpkin. Call Rod on 01435 8823656

Bateman’s:there are several events being held at Bateman’s for both children and adults. Until 25 May you can join in a Photography workshop with photographer Roger Bloxham. Join him for half a day learning the best position to take your pictures, choosing the vista and clos-ups making us of natural light and much more. normal admission plus £15 to include tea/coffee and cake. Booking is essential, so call 01435 882302. For the children The Spring Children’s Trail is a good adventure. They can enjoy the outdoors with trail around the garden, seeing everything coming to life, or exploring the estate following the animal tracks and hunting mini-beasts.. normal admission plus £1.50 please call 883202. Then on 27MMay Paint the Garden, an opportunity to capture the colours, textures and beauty of a country garden in watercolour. With artist tutor Julie Long BA (hons) Certt ed. Call to book. Admission £45.

Congratulations: Well done to the players and coaches of the Burwash U12’s football team of the Saturday morning junior sport and fitness club. They have won the cup. They took on Weald Wolves and beat them 7 goals to 3. A fantastic achievement that all the time and effort has made worth while after a difficult season. Congratulations to them all.

Canada: Many of you have been asking if I am off to Canada again this summer. The answer is probably not, but my lovely cousin has come over for a three month visit to us instead. She has already been here for three weeks. The first week we spent trying almost unsuccessfully to find car insurance for her. How difficult that was. One company told her they treat Canadians as if the they had a criminal record.!. Not sure why, last I heard they were still part of the commonwealth. Anyway we managed to get insurance, picked up the car and so far it has been driven half a mile to the village and sat on the drive since because we have both been poorly. However we do intend to get out and about some time soon. So watch this space for some of our adventures.

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