March 1st is the beginning of spring according to the Meteorological calendar. The equinox is on March 20th and this is the astronomical event that marks the turn of the seasons.
This year February has quite a few memorable events. The most obvious being that it is a leap year making it a twenty-nine-day month.
As we start a New Year of 2024, I wonder what this new year will bring........
Everyone and everything seems to be counting the days down to Christmas Day. How we count varies in different circumstances. The most popular method of throwing us into panic is to quote the number of shopping days left before Christmas.
The month of November is a time when we remember some very significant dates both in the church year and the life of our country.
Show your support for our exciting modernisation of the Longdown Village Hall. Phase 1 of our renovation works will hopefully, begin soon but only if we can show support from the community.
I wonder if you find Autumn a surprisingly busy time of year. There is a lot to be done before winter takes hold and things restart after the summer break. I always feel the beginning of Autumn heralds a busy time in my life.
As a child, I always remember the unfairness of being stuck in school when it was really hot, and then it raining hard in the summer holidays.
The middle of June will be a busy time in the calendar. It will be the first official birthday of King Charles III on 17th June which is marked by the Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade in London. King Charles's other birthday is on 14th November when he will celebrate his 75thbirthday.
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