HOMEMADE WINE: We have an allotment in Uckfield, which I highly recommend. They’re all a generous size, and if you don’t want a whole one, you can have half of it. Hubby John’s been digging up some potatoes and some of them are tiddlers, so I’ve made a gallon of wine out of 5lbs of them. You use the liquid, and the cooked potatoes are still usable. I’ve also made a fruit teabag wine, which is a rich red colour, tinned peach wine out of four tins of peaches; it’s a lovely white wine, and strawberry jam wine out of three jars. It’s a rich rose colour. They’re really useful for adding to my cooking, and they’re great to drink too. They’ll be ready for Christmas. They work out at about 30p a bottle.

DANCING: We had such a laugh last night dancing it was just what the Doctor ordered. Our next dancing session is October 7 in the Weald Hall 7.30pm start. We have a professional caller to teach us Square dance, Country dance, and Folk dance. It does not matter if you have never done this before I have not but it is such a laugh. Tickets cost £5. Frances Francesjoanbrett@hotmail.co.uk

PAINTING DEMONSTRATION: Uckfield Art Group invite you to enjoy a Painting Demonstration by local Mouth Painter Barry (Bazza) West. There will be a modest charge of £3 on the door on a first come, first served basis. At the age of nineteen he was involved in a car accident that changed his life forever. He broke his neck snapping two vertebrae. He has not been able to move his arms or legs since, but believes firmly in living life to the full. You can read about his amazing story on his website www.westyuk.co.uk The demonstration will begin at 7pm and end at approximately 9pm on Tuesday at the Luxford Centre. Everyone welcome, full disabled access and toilets.

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