Pour Decisions On Weekend TV

Local business Pour Decisions had one of their products featured on Channel 4’s Sunday morning programme, Sunday Brunch
“…the most delicious vintage of Galets Rouge. You may have tried the absolutely delicious ‘21 (it was a best seller), try the ‘22 and see the difference for yourselves!” – Yasemin

Congratulations Yasemin & Pete 🙂

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Broadwindsor Community Film Club – Friday, 19th January

At 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall this Friday, 19th January, Broadwindsor’s Community Film Club will be showing…

A Haunting In Venice (12)

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Kenneth Branagh, Kelly Reilly, Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh and  Jamie Dornan.
Running time 1 hr. 43 mins.

Kenneth Branagh stars as celebrated sleuth Hercule Poirot.  Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo.  He soon gets thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets when one of the guests is murdered.

  • Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.
  • Film Club members – Free entry
  • Guests – £4 (cash please)
  • Refreshments available, including a cash bar.
  • Tickets can be booked in advance by contacting:
    Emma Myersbroadwindsorem@gmail.com or
    Margaret Wing01308 867252

#Broadwindsor #Blackdown #Burstock #Drimpton #Hursey Kittwhistle, Seaborough #Dorset #WestDorset #Community #Village #January #2024 #CommunityFilmClub #N
ightAtTheMovies #OffToTheFlicks, #BeKind #BeSafe #StaySafe

The Broad Palate – Jan ’24

A couple of warming recipes to fend off the January chills…

Scouse (or Lobscouse) – serves 4-6

Derived from ‘lapskaus’, a traditional, one-pan stew said to have been introduced to Liverpool by Norwegian sailors, this is a great winter stand-by, using beef or lamb and January’s seasonal root vegetables. Leave out the meat if preferred. Typically served with pickled red cabbage and a doorstep of crusty fresh bread (a squeeze of HP not to be underestimated). Every household has its own version. No need to follow exact weights, go by eye.

  • 50g butter
  • 2 onions, coarsely chopped
  • 3-4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and roughly sliced
  • 1 medium swede, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup pearl barley or dried soup mix (soaked in water for 1 hour)
  • 750g stewing beef or lamb, preferably in thick slices (I use beef as less fatty)
  • Marrowbone (optional)
  • 1.5 litres beef stock


Rinse and drain the barley/soup mix. In a large pan, melt the butter on a medium heat and seal the meat on all sides.
Add the onion and fry for 2 minutes, before adding the stock and barley/soup mix. Add marrowbone, if using.
Simmer until the meat is tender and the pulses cooked, then remove the meat onto a plate.
Season the broth with salt and pepper (plus an optional good dash of Worcestershire sauce), add the carrots and swede then after 20 mins add the potatoes and cook until everything is cooked.
Remove and discard marrowbone. Add the meat back in, check seasoning, and enjoy.

Ginger Cake

Best wrapped and kept for a few days before eating, but easier said than done. You will need a 2lb loaf tin, buttered and lined, and a hand whisk.

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 115g hard butter, cubed
  • 115g black treacle
  • 115g golden syrup (measure treacle and syrup straight into a saucepan)
  • 115g dark muscovado sugar
  • 275g milk (whole, preferably) (measure sugar and milk into another saucepan)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 balls stem ginger in syrup, chopped (Opies brand is good)


Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas mark 4.
Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl and rub in the butter (the colder your hands, the better).
Gently warm the treacle and syrup until runny but not hot. Do the same with the sugar and milk in the other pan, just enough to dissolve the sugar.
Add the treacle/syrup mixture to the dry ingredients, whisk, then add the milk/sugar mixture and the egg.
Whisk briefly until you have a smooth batter. Fold in the stem ginger pieces, ensuring they are fairly evenly dispersed.
Pour into the loaf tin, give the tin a sharp tap on the worktop and bake for around 40-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack.  Keeps well.

Many thanks to Ann 🙂

Bon Appetit!

To revisit the Bishops’ Kitchen recipes provided by Richard Childs – please click HERE 🙂

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Thank You Yeo Valley From FareShare

At this morning’s FareShare in Drimpton, Yeo Valley donated a range of their fully organic soups made with natural and freshly sourced ingredients to be included for distribution – most welcome in this very cold weather.

33 members attended today – feeding a minimum of 65 individuals with in date produce which would otherwise be thrown away!

This is a weekly membership scheme* aimed at helping people make their money go further by reducing food shopping bills.
You must register to become a member. To become a member, collect a form on a Friday morning or request by emailing: FSSouthernCentral@fareshare.org.uk. Once completed, proof of address/ID needs to be provided and you email the completed form to the same email address (or alternatively, bring along on a Friday morning 🙂 ).


Initially weekly membership fees can only be paid in cash and vary dependent on the size of your household:

  • Single person – £2.50 per week – for this you are entitled to 8 products per week, which may include some fruit
    and vegetables.
  • 2-person household – £3.50 per week – for this you are entitled to 12 products per week which may include some fruit and vegetables.
  • 4-person household – £5.00 per week – for this you are entitled to 20 products per week which may include some fruit and vegetables.

#Broadwindsor,#Burstock,#Blackdown,#Hursey,#Kittwhistle,#Seaborough,#Drimpton,#Dorset,#Village,#Community,#FareShare,#Larder,#Support,#Food,#FoodCrisis,#BeKind,#BeSafe,#ThankYou, #StaySafe, #YeoVally,



Wettest Year Since 1872

Some 2023 facts and figures from the Met Office climate station at Providence Farm in Common Water Lane, Broadwindsor:

2023 has been the wettest calendar year (1561mm) since 1872 (1755mm).
1982-2023 mean for the year is 1141mm.

December 2023 was the wettest (292mm) since 1934 (351mm).
1982-2023 mean for December is 136mm.

Thank you to Mike Lowing for the information and we look forward to more reports for everybody’s information 🙂


#Broadwindsor #Burstock #Blackdown #Drimpton #Hursey #Kittwhistle #Seaborough #Village #Community #WestDorset #Dorset #DAONB #NationalLandscape #Rainfall #CommonWaterLane #MetOffice #ClimateChange #BeKind #BeSafe #StaySafe

Recycling Update: No Blister Packs Please

Further to previous advice, empty blister packs for medication CANNOT be included with the foil in the bins at Comrades Hall. I was advised by an employee at Bridport recycling centre that they could be, but, it has recently come to light that this is incorrect. Any branch of Superdrug will accept them so please recycle them there.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or thoughts on 07840 128763 or saradyke60@gmail.com.

Many thanks,

Sara Dyke

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Broadwindsor Community Film Club – This Friday, 7.30pm

At 7.30pm at the Comrades Hall this Friday, 15th December, Broadwindsor’s Community Film Club will be showing…

Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One  (12)

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Haley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg.
Running time 2 hrs. 43 mins.

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: to track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands.  With the fate of the world at stake, a deadly race around the globe begins.  Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most.

  • Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.
  • Film Club members – Free entry
  • Guests – £4 (cash please)
  • Refreshments available, including a cash bar.
  • Tickets can be booked in advance by contacting:
    Emma Myersbroadwindsorem@gmail.com or
    Margaret Wing01308 867252

#Broadwindsor #Blackdown #Burstock #Drimpton #Hursey Kittwhistle, Seaborough #Dorset #WestDorset #Community #Village #December #2023 #CommunityFilmClub #N
ightAtTheMovies #OffToTheFlicks #BeKind #BeSafe #StaySafe

Hatha Yoga With Leon Lord

Ha means sun and tha moon, stick them together and they imply that we are trying to balance the two energies with in us.

On Tuesdays, 10.45am to 12pm Leon Lord is holding Hatha Yoga classes at The Comrades Hall for only £8.50/session 🙂

My sessions start with 10 min Pranayama – breath work, where we focus on Yogic breathing practices to help cleanse and balance ourselves.
Then it is around 50 min of Asana – postures, stretching and strengthening the body to release toxins and emotions.
Last of all comes 15 min of Yoga Nidra – Yoga of sleep, we lie on the mat and focus internally using our breath and visualisations to bring peace and deep relaxation.

Book your place HERE.

Leon also teaches:


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#Village #Community #WestDorset #Dorset #Pilates #TaoistYoga #YinYoga #Wellbeing #FitnessAndWellbeingWithLeon #BookNow #Health #StayWarm #BeFit #BeCalm #BeKind #BeSafe #StaySafe

The End Of Mow-Vember…

The campaign Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. You can donate HERE.

At last Friday’s Open Mic night in the White Lion, resident poet, Peter Roe recited his poem ‘Folliculaphillia‘ to much merriment and mirth…


Last year in Mow-Vember my partner for a joke…
Said grow a moustache like that Wolverine bloke
I said to my girl “my dear won’t that tickle ya?”
She said “I don’t mind, I have Folliculaphillia…”

Folliculaphillia… if you should care
It means she’s a woman and she likes facial hair
But a Wolverines ‘tache can’t be grown in just one day
So I tried different styles as it grew on the way

I tried a Chaplin, a Chevron and a Painter’s Brush
A Kaiser, a Dali, a Lampshade and a Walrus
A Fu Manchu, Frank Zappa and Asterix The Gaul
An Albert Einstein, a Hugo… I tried them all

In films, cartoons and games ‘taches steal the show
Captain Haddock, Captain Hook, Luigi and Mario
For some men though proper lip rugs are a mystery
Because they are suffering from mustachular dystrophy

But the Wolverines sideburns, these bits on the side…
Wouldn’t grow on my cheeks, believe me I tried…
and I think it’s too late for these muscles to grow…
and just look at my fingers my nails hardly show!

So a cautionary tale to all of you folks out there…
you can’t become The Wolverine by just growing facial hair
And the reason for this… I think that I found…
Is that Man Makes Moustache not the other way round!

Peter Roe

Well done to all those who grew moustaches this month!
(And for those who don’t know him… Hugo’s moustache is all year round 🙂 )

Movember first started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 when two friends (Travis Garone and Luke Slattery) talked 30 of  their friends into growing a ‘Mo’ (moustache). They had been inspired by a friend’s mother who was fundraising for breast cancer, they decided to make the campaign about men’s health and prostate cancer and then including men’s mental health and suicide prevention.

Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men. You can donate HERE.

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Broadwindsor Coffee Club News

The new service times for Broadwindsor Post Office are:

  • Mondays 12.15 – 1.15pm &
  • Thursdays 9.15 – 10.45am

The P.O. mobile van is here for a shorter time than we have been used to and every effort is being made for the the new Post Office change to run smoothly. Please, during this transition period, patience and cooperation is required at times but customers can be assured that no one has to wait outside in the wet/cold… Seating and warmth is available  in the Comrades Hall Foyer, with you looking after your turn. This will also help with establishing a queuing system at very busy times.
To coincide with the new hours, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy fresh coffee or tea and the chance for a chat in in the warmth of the Servery inside Comrades Hall on:

  • Mondays from 11.00am to 1.30pm &
  • Thursdays from 9.00 am to 11.00am

A date for your diary: Monday, December 18th  – there will be mulled wine, sausage rolls, mince pies, etc. to celebrate the Christmas season along with a raffle for a hamper.  The Comrades Hall 100 Club December draw will also be held that morning.

More Volunteers are needed to keep this social aspect around the PO visit going by manning a coffee pot and chatting for an hour or two!  Please come along and offer your help 🙂

Do come along and support the Coffee Club and Post Office, this is a valuable service we need to maintain for the benefit of the village.

Thank you 🙂

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