Dears Advertisers and Readers 
How have things changed for you! This brave new world is looking quite different as the new normality becomes reality. Workers still operating from home, some arranging a hybrid lifestyle - part home, part office. Shops and bars opening at different times than you expect or what was usual pre pandemic. Folk you expect to see out and about suddenly disappearing indoors because they have been forced to isolate. Meetings and gatherings postponed or cancelled for the same reason or, worse still, a vital person has been hospitalised due to the dreaded Covid. However the country is beginning to live with this invisible ‘thing’ that has been blighting our lives. There is more fun about and a little more joy unless you are a politician of course. Then one big problem is followed by another and those who have all the questions and all the answers but none of the responsibilities, continue to batter away at them. Our leaders, like all of us, must be hoping for a better 2022. 
Remember to enter our October Word Search competition. The prize this month is AFTERNOON TEA FOR 2 at WHITE FINCH, BROOMFIELD FRUIT FARM in MEOPHAM, courtesy of PIPPA of WHITE FINCH. Entry deadline is 14th October. The winner of THE MEAL FOR 2 WITH A BOTTLE OF WINE courtesy of THE GREEN MAN, LONGFIELD HILL in the September competition was ELAINE THOROGOOD of BOROUGH GREEN, the missing word being CHILDHOOD. 
Advertising sales deadline for November is October 10th, 2021. Call our sales office on 01474 707484 and 01322 911875 or email 
The green shoots of recovery are emerging in Eynsford Village Hall as the Riverside Players present ‘Drama Queen’ – The Show Must Go On (the music of that great band) for two nights only on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd October. Tickets at £5 from However, the high street continues to suffer, despite the easing of restrictions, as our pattern of living changes. However lots of schemes are being aired to inject new life and people into them. Get back shopping if you feel safe and help the revival. Of course our loyal advertisers are always here in our pages offering all manner of services and products. Support local businesses. You know it makes sense. 
Despite all the gloom the Olympics and Paralympics went ahead in Japan and brought honour and success in spades to Great Britain. Then, to cap the summer off, a super, lovely, charming and very skilful teenager from north Kent, Emma Raducanu, smashed all the women’s tennis records you can think of at the US Open. What a story to warm the heart, cheer the nation and help us get through what might be a difficult winter. 
Carole, Sally, Colin. 
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