Thursday, 29 October 2009

Wind Turbine Poll

For those readers who have not visited the Newsletter editors blog "Toni's Blog" she has written an article on this subject and is conducting a poll on the subject.

I'm sure she would appreciate your comments and whether you're for or against this new wind turbine farm.

Reality Check

The other day I was discussing the improvements needed to the website "Love Zone" with its creator.   Then we had the news that a friend and relative who was recovering from a cancer operation had received a further blow.   He had the news that everyone dreads, a new scan had revealed it had spread and it wasn't good.

We looked at each other and said "does it really matter", that being a small technical improvement to the look of the website.   Was there any point in what we were doing when someone close may never see the results of our discussions.

Then I looked back to the time when I had my heart attack, and thought is this it!   It was then that I remembered the words of a poem I had read "Footprints" see the end of the article and you'll see what I mean.   "Thankfully I recovered and you'll all have to put up with my sometimes inchoherent rambling on about the wonders of the web.

But it does matter that we carry on with our humdrum lives, and even the small things we do can make a difference.   Even this simple article may make you stop and think about your nearest and dearest, and count your blessings.   A case in point is the efforts of villagers in volunteering for the "Community Road Watch", just giving up a small amount of our time may result in motorists thinking about the consquences of their actions and a life may be saved.   So it does matter.

Sorry this article appears gloomy.   But this is the one of the reasons for Skeffling Chatter, it is for people in our community to say what they want, it may not be relevant to all but to you it does matter.

Poem Footprints.

One night I had a dream.

I dreamed I was walking along the beach with God and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.   For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonged to me and the other to God.

When the last scene of my life flashed before us I looked back at the footprints in the sand.   I noticed that at times along the path of life there was only one set of footprints.

I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of my life.  This really bothered me and I questioned God about it.

"God, You said that once I decided to follow You, You would walk with me all the way but I noticed that during the most troublesome time in my life there is only one set of footprints.   I don't understand why in times when I needed You most, You would leave me."

God replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you during your times of trials and suffering.

When you see only one set of footprints it was then that I carried you."

To Jan & Allan, here in Skeffling we're thinking of you today and the coming weeks.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Amazon discounts on books this week

These links are for all our book lovers who love a bargain.

1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
2. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson.
4. Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett.
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

And remember there is free delivery on all items if you choose the Super Saver delivery option.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Love Zone

I'd like to congratulate the editor of Skeffling News on the launch of her new website the Love Zone.   Being a fella I might even take a peek at it myself (when nobodys looking of course).

Just had a sneaky look it, as the other half is asleep, well done Toni I'm sure all our female and the odd fella will enjoy visiting your website.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Community Road Watch

The South and Mid Holderness Neighbourhood Team from Humberside Police are holding an event at Skeffling Village Hall at 5:00 pm on Sunday 18th October.

The reason for this is that Community Road Watch is asking for volunteers and is the way Neighbourhood Team Officers are willing to work with us, because we believe speeding to be an issue in our community.

At present they are actively seeking volunteers from our community to assist them and get the scheme up and running over the next few weeks.

All training and equipment will be supplied by Humberside Police.

If you want to be a part of the community road watch project and play your part in making our village roads safer, then could you please attend on the due time and date to take part in the training program.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Wind Turbines in Easington

This Friday and Saturday you have the opportunity to express your views.  Do you want more wind turbines in the Easington area or do you think that with three gas sites, seven wind turbines, and an off-shore development with electricity landfall in our parish we have reached saturation point?

BT, who hope to place another five wind turbines near the present seven at Out Newton, are having an exhibition at Easington Community Hall on Friday, 12:00 to 8:00 pm and on Saturday, 11:30 to 2:00 pm.

Please come along and tell them what you think of this proposal.
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