QUIZ TIME: Newhaven Twinning Association Quiz at Meeching Hall, Newhaven today, Friday, 7pm. £7.50 per person with supper. Book with Norman 01273 588193 Bring own bottle and nibbles.

FRIENDS: One is reminded of Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ at a time when everything in one’s life seems to be lined up against you’. This has been our life recently, unhelpful people, large corporations, Government and NGOs all having a go to wear you down. How wonderful in all this adversity to know that one can still depend on friends. Not fair-weather but all weather friends. Thank you all.

SMILE FOR THE DAY: Why did the Barn Owl cancel his night out with his girlfriend when it was raining? He said it was too wet to woo.

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