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Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself'

George Bernard Shaw
If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking?
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Barbecue in Chelsworth

Newly restored oak tree
Yesterday lunchtime Nick and I were lucky enough to be invited to a barbecue that was held in Chelsworth Woodland.

The community woodland is on the site of an old clay pit.  In the past much of the building materials for the older houses in the village must once have been extracted from here.   It is a very pleasant spot, and the views of the surrounding countryside from some parts of the wood are lovely.  There is an open space in the centre which makes a good spot for an open air event.

The reason for the barbecue was to thank members of the village for their help in supporting the woodland, and also to declare a 500 year oak tree, pictured above, 'safe' once again, following coppicing and other tree surgery work to restore it to health.  I was really pleased to be able to contribute to the not inconsiderable costs of this work from my County Council locality budget.  It is good to be able to support ecological conservation work of this type, and the project made a nice change from leaking village hall roofs and other similar works.

A good time was had by all and the rain more or less held off!

I was able to catch up with some old acquaintances, and also meet some new people, some of whom were new to the village. 

We, (Nick, Rendle and I),  would like to thank the members of Chelsworth Woodland for their kind invitation to a very enjoyable event.

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