Welcome to the W2hen newsletter September 2021

Sloes in Autumn

Welcome to the September 2021 edition of the W2hen newsletter.

I have to confess that, much as I love the Summer in Warwickshire, Autumn is my favourite season. As a dog walker, this is the time of year that I start carrying around with me a selection of plastic bags. Every hedgerow seems to be full of some kind of fruit - from plums to sloes, from blackberries to crab apples. And all of these can be made into yummy edibles (or drinkables)! So plum jam, sloe gin, crab apple jelly - all feature somewhere in our store cupboards. We've even found a source of greengages - which will make the yummiest jam!

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Highlights

Local news and events

Here is a round up of events and news locally.

Eathorpe, Hunningham, Offchurch and Wappenbury Joint Parish Council

Here you will find information about the work of the Joint Parish Council, and links to some important documents for downloading.

Church services and the vicar's pastoral letter

Here you will find Hugh Priestners' latest pastoral letter plus information about church events and services.

Poetry Page

Kintsugi

This month the feature is a theme which has inspired much poetry. The Japanese art of Kintsugi involves repairing broken items, especially pottery, but using gold filler as the glue. This makes the repaired item even more beautiful than the original! Naturally, this theme of making broken things better than they were has inspired many poets and there are a few examplesof such poetry on this page.

Bits and Bytes

Malware

One of the greatest hazards in our increasing reliance on computers and the Internet is the ever-expanding problem of malware. Viruses are just one form such malware can take, but there are many other forms.

In this article we will look at the forms of malware that bedevil modern computer users, and how these might end up on our machines. We will then go on to look at some relatively simple ways that we might use to get rid of malware, and avoid picking it up in the first place.

Swans on the move

swans on the move

Driving along the Radford Road earlier in August, I was confronted by an unexpected traffic hold up. This family of swans had obviously decided that they needed a change of scene and were (slowly) moving en famille along the road to get to a new home upstream. This was causing a lot of traffic delay in both directions but what was interesting was that nobody seemed to be getting cross - no shouting, no horn sounding! Drivers clearly have different temper fuses when it comes to swans!