The Trip of a Lifetime? The Galapagos

  Inspired by David Attenborough’s 3 part documentary, and the tales of friends who visited 15 years ago, we decided our retirement present would be a trip to the Islands of Tortoises, better known as the Galapagos Islands. Situated in the Pacific Ocean, some 600 miles off the west coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos were, of course, made famous by […]

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

by Mohsin Hamid At a cafe table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man talks with an uneasy American stranger. As the sun moves across the sky and shadows become darker, he begins the tale that brought them to this ominous meeting. This is a first- person novel where the narrator, Changez, establishes an enticing and gripping hold on the reader […]

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Mediterranean-Style Lamb Stew with Olives

Ingredients 2 tbsp garlic oil 500g lamb neck fillet, or a shoulder cubed 1 onion sliced 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped 125ml dry white wine 1 x 400g chopped tomatoes 2 large strips of orange peel, pith removed 2 good sprigs of thyme Handful of Kalamata olives 1 large red pepper, seeded and sliced   Heat 1 tbsp of […]

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Spiced Seafood Jumbalaya

  1 tbsp garlic oil 1 tsp smoked paprika 3 good sized garlic cloves, finely chopped 1tsp chilli flakes 1 large onion, roughly chopped 1 green pepper, seeded, cut into chunks 1 large courgette cut into chunks 150g good chorizo, skin removed, sliced 1tsp dried oregano 350g long grain rice 750ml bought fish stock 5oog mixed seafood [defrosted] 3 tbsp […]

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September Nature Notes.

Wander into the countryside and you can easily spot birds and wildflowers. Even if you cannot see the birds you can often hear them calling despite being hidden in trees and undergrowth. But how many mammals will you see? Deer are not yet seen around Wenvoe but you might spot the odd fox or badger. Evidence of moles comes with […]

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WI news

SEPTEMBER NEWS UPDATE There was no August meeting for Wenvoe WI. However seven members joined Dinas Powys at their August meeting and enjoyed a fish and chip supper and a beetle drive. Congratulations to Phyllis who won the prize for the highest score. On August 22nd fifteen members enjoyed the skittles evening at Dinas Powys rugby club. Our first meeting […]

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WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

WENVOE COMMUNITY LIBRARY By the time you are reading this we are hopeful that we will have reached agreement with all parties and that Wenvoe Library will have been handed over to Wenvoe Community Library Limited as a not-for-profit company acting on behalf of the community. As we have always indicated there should be minimal change evident at first, the […]

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GROUP NEWS

  Green Flag Award Ceremony   The photo shows Sue Hoddell receiving our Green Flag awards at a ceremony for Vale of Glamorgan winners. We have decided that our fourth entry next year will be the Welsh orchard near Maes y Felin. This is our largest orchard and includes fruit trees of Welsh origin. If you would like to be […]

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COMMUNITY MAPPING

COMMUNITY MAPPING The Creative Rural Communities is working with the community of Wenvoe to explore the assets in the area and identify opportunities for future initiatives. Please give us 5 minutes to complete the survey to give us feedback about how you feel about your neighbourhood, the services in the area and your priorities for the future development of the […]

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Leisure Group Update

LEISURE GROUP UPDATE Leisure Group recommences on Sept 7th at our new venue ,the Community Hall. Leisure Group was first formed in the 1980s,in the Village Hall and was for both men and women, who met for a chat and some light entertainment. Over the years it has become ladies only and the age group now is 50 plus. We […]

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