Falmer news
Falmer news

COMMENTS: Now that St Laurence Church is open to visitors at weekends, it is really interesting to read the comments that people put in the visitors book. It seems a lot of people come in who were married at the church and they always leave a lovely message.

EXHIBITION: Coming up at Easter we have the exhibition Sacred Space. I have been making a poster for the event and receiving images from the artists, and poetry from the poets. The subject certainly seems to have inspired everyone as the work looks really good. The show opens at our Easter Vigil service at 7pm on Easter Saturday, April 15, and continues on Saturdays and Sundays until May 21.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: I have also been making a poster for the Flower Festival which is much earlier than usual this year, on May 13 and 14. The theme is The Regency, in honour of the bicentennial we are celebrating and if you would like to try your hand at a flower arrangement please contact us on the number at the top of this column. In addition to flowers this year we have a great line up of craftsmen selling their wares in the village hall. Jewellery, quilting, embroidered gifts, cards and artist’s prints as well as our own cake stall vintage and collectables stall etc.

INSECTS: I have been struggling to free hibernating ladybirds on the recent sunny days. The little critters have crawled into spaces in the window frames and as soon as the sun warms them up they wake up and start crawling around (inside the house), I must have transported at least a hundred of them into the garden. I hope they aren’t just returning when it gets cold at night.

MORE INSECTS: I was pleased to see a large number of honey bees in the garden recently. They were taking water from our tiny and much neglected pond. I am hoping that they then flew off to pollinate my apricot and plum trees.

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