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Kicking Over The Traces . . .

Kicking Over The Traces . . .

We sometimes like to disregard what is expected of us in life and follow our own wishes. Even as little children, we would take a run and jump and land on our two feet just to see how far or high we could get. Or going out into the park and kicking the dead Autumn leaves over; throwing them up into the air and ...

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Going Swimmingly . . .

Going Swimmingly . . .

When something planned goes ‘swimmingly’ and happens without a problem, it can be hard to appreciate those times and enjoy the moment. It’s often easier to remember all those times when things went wrong, especially when we expect everything to go off without a hitch and things don’t happen as planned – they go ...

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September – Changing Gardens

September – Changing Gardens

September, usually a cooler time of the year, can also be the time when your garden begins to transform as we go into the Autumn season. Dividing perennials regularly will ensure healthy, vigorous plants that will continue to perform year after year. Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them. ...

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Changing Cranleigh

Changing Cranleigh

Change happens to us all, it’s a huge part of our lives that can move the course of our story in any direction. Cranleigh is a changing community, the growing amount of houses, the population and popularity is rising every month! Sometimes change can take us by surprise when we least expect it, but every changing ...

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Classic Cranleigh

Classic Cranleigh

A classic is an outstanding example of a particular style; something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality; of the first or highest quality, class, or rank – something that exemplifies its class. The word ‘classic’ can denote a particular quality in art, architecture, literature, design, technology, or other ...

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Cranleigh – The Dream Machine

Cranleigh – The Dream Machine

Dreaming is something we all do when we sleep at night and sometimes during the day - even when we are meant to be working! Are you a daydreamer? Dreams can be good or bad. Mostly they are a great way of escaping from the fast pace of life, taking a moment to relax and regenerate our minds and bodies. People say ...

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Digging for Cranleigh

Digging for Cranleigh

During WWII a ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign was set up by the British Ministry of Agriculture.   Men and women across the country were encouraged to grow their own food in times of harsh rationing. Open spaces everywhere were transformed into allotments, from domestic gardens to public parks turned into ...

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Blooming Cranleigh

Blooming Cranleigh

Sometimes people go about life complaining all the time, exclaiming, ‘blooming tax bills, blooming politicians’ . . . the weather, blooming this and blooming that and they never seem to be happy. There’s a different kind of blooming happening in Cranleigh now that May has arrived. Why not take some time to stop; ...

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Fooling Cranleigh

Fooling Cranleigh

Today, there are some things that we just don’t believe are possible when told or shown, like a tall story or an amazing magic trick performed before our very eyes. Is seeing believing? A crocodile in Cranleigh high street? Is it true or even possible? You must be having a laugh! Laughing, playing the fool, and ...

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Haring Around Cranleigh

Haring Around Cranleigh

The hare has been a traditional symbol of fertility and reproduction in some cultures, and its courtship behaviour in the spring inspired the English idiom ‘mad as a March hare’. Like us, they change their behaviour in the spring, when they can be seen in broad daylight chasing one another around the fields in a ...

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