Full Moon – Wednesday, 16th February

The Full Moon is today at 16.57hrs.

Known by many as the Snow moon, due to the seasonal weather, it is also known as the Black Bear or Bear Moon: referring to the time when bear cubs are born.

About once every 19 years, February does not have a Full Moon, known as a Black Moon. In 2018, this was the case in most time zones. This can only happen in February, as this is the only month which is shorter than a lunar month. When this occurs, both January and March have two New Moons, instead of just one, creating a double Blue Moon.

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Marshwood Vale Magazine Online – April 2021

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Full Moon – Saturday, 28th March

March’s Full Moon is known as the Worm Moon, which was originally thought to refer to the earthworms that appear as the soil thaws in Spring. This itself leads to the appearance of robins, chats and other worm eating birds.

An alternative explanation for this name comes from Captain Jonathan Carver, an 18th-century explorer, who wrote that this Moon name refers to a different sort of “worm”—beetle larvae—which begin to emerge from the thawing bark of trees and other winter hideouts at this time.

There are other names for this particular Full Moon all of which herald the transition from Winter into Spring.  Such names include:

  • Crow Comes Back Moon.
  • Sugar Moon – marking the time of year when the sap of sugar maples trees starts to flow.
  • Wind Strong Moon – referring to the strong windy days that come at this time of year.
  • The Sore Eyes Moon – from North Dakota where the blinding rays of sunlight reflect off the melting snow of late winter.

March’s full Moon often plays a role in religion too. Specifically, in Christianity, this Moon is known as the Lenten Moon if it is the last Full Moon of the winter season (i.e.: if it occurs before the Spring equinox) or as the Paschal Full Moon if it is the first Full Moon of Spring (i.e.: if it occurs after the Spring equinox).  This year we have a Paschal Full Moon.

Easter is a different date every year and some remember the date as 3 weeks after Mother’s Day. Another way to remember when Easter falls is that Easter is always observed on the Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon, which is the first Full Moon that occurs on or after the March equinox…. well almost…

Broadwindsor village churchThe ecclesiastical dates of the Full Moon and the March equinox are those used by the Christian Church. They were defined long ago in order to aid in the calculation of Easter’s date, which means that they may differ from the astronomical dates of these events.
In A.D. 325, a Full Moon calendar was created that did not take into account all the factors of lunar motion that we know about today. The Christian Church still follows this calendar, which means that the date of the ecclesiastical Full Moon may be one or two days off from the date of the astronomical Full Moon.
Additionally, the astronomical date of the equinox changes over time, but the Church has fixed the event in their calendar to March 21st. This means that the ecclesiastical date of the equinox will always be March 21st, even if the astronomical date is March 19th or 20th.

This year, the March equinox occurred on Saturday, 20th March. The first Full Moon to occur after that date is March’s Full Worm Moon, on Sunday, 28th March. This makes March’s Full Moon the Paschal Full Moon as well. Therefore, Easter will be observed on the first Sunday after March 28: Sunday, 4th April! 🙂

 It’s a period of new beginnings. Look for the spectacularly bright Moon as it rises above the horizon on Saturday evening!

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The Final Midweek Motivator Quiz – Wednesday 24th March

This week is the final online gathering for Margery’s Midweek Motivator Quiz.  It has been running every Wednesday for the last 10 weeks with Margery facing 15-18 squares on her screen each week, most containing two or more faces.  Margery is hoping that “…the next time we do a quiz together will be in the pub or Comrades Hall“.  We all hope so!

On Wednesday, Margery will present 3 rounds of 5 questions and one picture round of 10 questions. Time is limited as Margery is using the free version of Zoom.

Zoom is Free for everyone! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

To Join the Zoom Meeting (the Quiz) – Click HERE.
Meeting ID: 754 7100 3869
Passcode: u6y5qr

No prizes! it’s simply a bit of time out, seeing familiar faces and breaking the monotony of Lockdown. 🙂

  • Put it in your diary!
  • Set an alarm to remind yourself 15 mins beforehand!
  • Refreshments at the ready.
  • Wednesday, 24th at 8pm.
  • Have a laugh!

Thank you for the fun Margery!

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Give Dorset Council Your Feedback On SEND Services

Parents and Carers of children with a Special Education Needs Disability (SEND) are being asked to give their feedback on how they view the services provided by Dorset Council.

You can read a previous post published at the end of January on SEND‘s report into remote education HERE.

The aim of their survey is to gather your views and experiences of the services and provision in Dorset for children and young people aged 0 – 25 years with additional needs and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can choose to feedback on the sections relevant to you and your child or young person. The survey is open until 31st March 2021.  They state that it should take about 20-30 minutes to complete, depending on the number of sections you choose to answer, so please take the time out, along with a well deserved cuppa perhaps and complete the survey.

If you have more than one child with additional needs or a disability, you will need to complete a separate survey for each person aged 0-25 yrs.

Dorset CouncilYour comments are valued and will be taken into consideration in order for them to:

  1. Update the Dorset SEND strategy
  2.  Help both Dorset Council and the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to continue with their improvement work.

Take this opportunity to have your say.

Complete their survey HERE.

For those who submit their contact details – you will have the opportunity to win 4 x National Trust family memberships.

Any queries on the survey, please direct to: Kim Saint, k.l.saint@dorsetcc.gov.uk.

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Midweek Motivator Quiz – Wednesday 17th March

This week sees the penultimate online gathering for Margery’s Midweek Motivator Quiz.

Margery presents 3 rounds of 5 questions and one picture round of 10 questions. Time is limited as Margery is using the free version of Zoom.

Zoom is Free for everyone! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

To Join the Zoom Meeting (the Quiz) – Click HERE.
Meeting ID: 750 3523 2220
Passcode: 12eRMw

No prizes! it’s simply a bit of time out, seeing familiar faces and breaking the monotony of Lockdown. 🙂

  • Put it in your diary!
  • Set an alarm to remind yourself 15 mins beforehand!
  • Wednesday, 17th at 8pm.
  • Have fun!

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Vikki’s Specials At The White Lion

From Thursday 11th March – Saturday 13th, Vikki’s offerings from the White Lion kitchen are:

  • Homemade Chicken and Broccoli Pie with Fresh Vegetables and Chips or Mash.
  • Homemade Cottage Pie topped with Cheese and Onion Mash with Fresh Vegetables.
  • Homemade Cod Florentine (Cod/Spinach/Cheese sauce) topped with Mashed Potatoes with Fresh Vegetables.

On offer all weekend:

Homemade Scone with Jam and Clotted Cream
(served separately so you can put it on which ever way round you like!) @ £4.00 each

 

For Mothering Sunday Lunch:

There is a choice of Roast Pork, Roast Turkey or Roast Beef
all served with their accompaniments @ £8.50.

Vikki’s message on this day:

“Happy Mother’s Day to all us Mums/Step Mums/Wives/Aunties and Grannies, we are all fab!!”

Please pre-order by 5pm Saturday.
Please collect between 12 noon – 2.00pm.

Telephone: 01308 867070
Email:
info@whitelionbroadwindsor.co.uk;
Message them through Facebook: HERE.

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Midweek Motivator Quiz – Wednesday 10th March

This week, Margery presents 3 rounds of 5 questions and one picture round of 10 questions. Time is limited as Margery is using the free version of Zoom.

Zoom is Free for everyone! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

To Join the Zoom Meeting (the Quiz) – Click HERE.
Meeting ID: 727 9493 6686
Passcode: 4sfgV8

No prizes! it’s simply a bit of time out, seeing familiar faces and breaking the monotony of Lockdown. 🙂

  • Put it in your diary!
  • Set an alarm to remind yourself 15 mins beforehand!
  • Wednesday, 10th at 8pm.
  • Have fun!

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Vikki’s Specials At The White Lion From Thursday

Pre order from Vikki’s kitchen at the White Lion for a delicious home cooked meal or your Sunday Roast to take home and enjoy. This week, in addition to their standard Takeaway menu (shown below), you can choose from:
  • Homemade Chicken and Bacon Pie with Fresh Vegetables and Chips or Mash.
  • Homemade Homity Pie (Cheese, Leek & Potato) with Fresh Vegetables.
  • Homemade Moussaka (Lamb mince, Aubergine, Cheese sauce) with Chips OR Greek salad.
And to Pudding… This week there is Homemade Lemon & Ginger Cheesecake with Cream @ £4.00 each

Please pre-order by 5pm the day prior for collection
Please collect between 6pm – 7.30pm

Yorkshire PudsFor Sunday Lunch you have a choice of Roast Lamb, Roast Turkey or Roast Beef all served with their accompaniments @ £8.50.
Please pre-order by 5pm Saturday.
Please collect between 12 noon – 2.00pm.

Telephone: 01308 867070
Email:
info@whitelionbroadwindsor.co.uk;
Message through Facebook: HERE.

White Lion Takeaway - Jan 2021

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Midweek Motivator Quiz – Wednesday 3rd March

Join in! This week there are 3 rounds of 5 questions and one picture round of 10 questions.

To Join the Zoom Meeting (the Quiz) – Click HERE.
Meeting ID: 778 8602 8156
Passcode: PKLzS3

No prizes! it’s simply a bit of fun breaking the monotony of Lockdown. 🙂 Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, 3rd at 8pm.

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