Category: CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

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Ride and Stride – Raising Funds For Kent Churches

Nigel Wheeler

In Whitstable, we found many churches and chapels open and pleased to see us. Fine Kentish ale, swimming in the sea, visits to a few of Whitstable’s quaint old shops and a search for oysters rounded off a thoroughly enjoyable day … and hopefully a few well earned £££s for the Ride & Stride cause. 

Across Five European Countries

Magdalena Williams

After France, Belgium and Holland, the longest part of the journey is on the German Autobahn. That that is not my favourite part of the trip, I must admit. I won’t bore you with what I thought were hair-raising moments when four or five cars driving with next to no distance between them overtook at incredible speeds. I also lost count of how many road works I encountered.

Reintroducing Wildcats In Kent

Georgina Mear

Rangers at Wildwood Trust, Herne Bay, are currently hard at work clearing the ground for the new breeding centre in Kent as part of a ground-breaking new project to establish the first wild population of the wildcat outside of Scotland in over 200 years.

The Battle Of the Cull

Annette Beveridge

cattle movement regulations. They are concerned that the Government is undertaking the cull without real evidence that it is working. In 2008, a scientific research paper entitled, Bovine TB: The Scientific Evidence stated, “we conclude that badger culling cannot meaningfully contribute to the future control of cattle TB in Britain.”

Magdalena and Mike’s Travellogue – Stage 1

Mike Phillips

Our Anglo-Hungarian Adventure Begins This is the first story about two septuagenarians from different countries who have yet to meet physically but are about to embark on an adventure together. We formed a crazy plan to buy an eight-seater Japanese import car together that she would drive to her little wooden house by a lake […]

Autumn Was the Time For Army Exercises

John Bennett

My memory of sitting in a trench overlooking the misty plains below is tinged with satisfaction of a job well done but, in reality, the cost to the taxpayer was huge as large armies are expensive. Yes, we held the line during the Cold War, but at what cost?

BOOK REVIEW

“Alexander and Maria” – a Romantic Novel by Soulla Christodoulou

Mary O'Brien

The sad joyless marriage between Alexander and Sandra came across very well but equally very one-dimensional, and the descriptions of Sandra I found cruel. I know this is how Alexander perceived her, and the book was called Alexander and Maria not Alexander and Sandra, but the story would have had more depth and interest for me had she had a voice too.