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An Elderly Man’s Legacy

When youth did leave this elder to his fate,

And age had rendered him no longer fit,

He watched his website, once so up-to-date,

Grow old and stagnant, bit by weary bit.

For months and months he sought a helping hand,

But all his pleas fell silent on the wind,

Till hope began to fade, like grains of sand,

And doubts and fears began to cloud his mind.

But as the seasons turned, a new light shone,

A youth who loved the web and all its ways,

And eager to take up the mantle thrown,

He offered up his skills and time for days.

Now both the young and old can proudly say,

Our village website shines in every way.

This site is closing at the end of 2022

As I have been announcing all this year on the website, I am retiring from the care and feeding of this site. It will be frozen in time as of 31 Dec 2022 as nobody has volunteered to take over the care and feeding when I stop. I’d like to thank you all for the input you have provided for the last 10 years, and we have over 132,000 views and visitors from over 50 countries. A viewer is someone who just looks at the page, a visitor explores the website.

Depth of colour indicates the frequency of visits. Most of the visitors are from the UK but we are also popular in New Zealand and Patagonia!

The site will remain available as until take it down due to a lack of activity.

Basic drawing kit for Wednesday classes

Basic drawing kit for Wednesday classes

You don’t need all of the above all the time but as a general starting kit this could be what you start collecting.

For the Wednesday evening classes in the near future you will need some Red, Blue, yellow and white paint, either Acrylic or Gouache. Along with the paint it would be good if you could get a couple of filbert brushes size 3 and 6. Filbert brushes are the same shape as your hand, wide from one viewpoint and flat the other. Don’t worry too much if you haven’t got all these things, we can do sharing.

Last Wednesday we didn’t have enough drawing boards for everyone. A piece of stiff cardboard big enough to take an A3 size piece of paper, would make a perfectly adequate drawing board. Have a look in the garage, there might be something you could use as a drawing board in there.