Just a reminder on this Bank Holiday weekend to stay close to home, and maybe read in the garden. Or, even better, settle down in a canvas chair, with a coffee, and write an amusing short story, or the first chapter of your new novel.

As a reminder, and to make you smile in these troubled times, this is one of the winning entries in a Speldhurst Village Scarecrow Competition back in 2010 when we were struggling with the Swine ‘Flu epidemic.