Monday, March 26, 2012

Granny tax

If anyone is interested in adding their name to the e petition against the granny tax the address is  
If it reaches 100,000 there should be a debate in The House of Commons.



Congratulations to Margaret & John Fryett on their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Plant

Although the picture of the plant is very similar to mine, the leaves look too strong.  I have found a plant on the internet which I think is the same. NANDINA DOMESTICA (Firepower).

Thanks Joan, I shall definitely look out for this plant at the nursery as it is so colourful all year round.
Eileen x

Monday, March 19, 2012

Plant Help!

Re Eileen's request  for help to recognise and name  the small shrub  she pictured in the Kinara Times, we too have the same shrub in our garden which we found neglected and stuck in a corner when we moved into our bungalow.   Not knowing what it was we replanted it in a pot where it doubled in size and has been until last Autum when we decided to prune it and put it back in the garden.   When we read Eileen's plea, and after we had enjoyed a pleasant lunch at the Brookside Garden Centre, we did some research and found that they had two such shrubs in stock - it is called Leucolhoe-walteri - Zeblid.  We enclose a picture of ours which doesn't look quite so colourful  yet but with a name like that we now promise it more respect and `tlc` in the future.
Joan & Harry Barrett

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Heart of Kent Hospice

Many thanks to all who made a donation to 'The Heart of Kent Hospice' in memory of my Dear Late Wife Valerie.
It is a difficult time but kindnesses and generosity help things along.
The total donated was £640 so thanks again for KINARA'S contribution.
Kind Regards
Ron Broughton

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Testing the blog!

This is a test to see how easy it is to put things on the blog.  I'll try a photograph, can't remember where we were, but it looks hot!!  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Newsletter March 2012

KINARA Monthly meeting 15th March
Speaker: Bill Ogley
Subject: Biggin on the Bump

Fun Quiz Saturday 21st April 7.00 for 7.30pm

Potters 5 Star Holiday, Near Great Yarmouth 28th May – 1st June 2012

Medway Trip on the Allington Belle
Thursday 14th June or Tuesday 3rd July at 6.00pm from the Malta Inn

Day Trip to Le Touquet
Tuesday 10th July

London Flexi Day
Friday 17th August

Day Trip to Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
Tuesday 4th September

New Year's Eve Holiday, Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea
30th December - 1st January,  3 days/2 nights - Half Board

Walk and Pub Lunch
Walk to be announced at meeting
10 Pin Bowling  1st Thursday each month (next game 5th April)
At the Bowls Centre - Maidstone at 10.00 am

Keep Fit (Unisex) Each Wednesday
At the Centre from 9.30 am until 10.30 am.

Art Groups
At the Centre each Monday from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm. Cost £3 per session.
and each Friday from 10.00 am until 12.00 noon.
There will be no Art Group on Friday 6th April or Monday 9th April

Short Mat Bowling
At the Centre each Monday from 2.00 pm until 4.30 pm. Cost £3.50 per session.
and each Wednesday from 2.00 pm until 4.30 pm. Cost £3.50 per session.
There will be no Short Mat Bowls Monday 9th April

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Recommended tradesmen

Hylton (that's his first name) Plumbing Services
Recommended local West Malling plumber
Hylton's phone number: 01732 843086
Mobile: 0797 052 8822

CLSCS Carl Lucas Specialist Cleaning Services
Highly recommended for carpet cleaning, did a brilluant job at a reasonable price.
Tel: 01795 875080
Mobile: 07724 856647

Sunday, March 4, 2012



Unfortunately the Barn Dance scheduled for Saturday, 24 March 2012
has been cancelled.  This has become necessary due to insufficient number
of members interested in this Social Evening.

Brenda Simpson 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Cheese & Wine Evening - with pictures

A very enjoyable cheese and wine social evening was held in the hall last Saturday. The numbers on the night were a little disappointing but some very positive comments were made by those who attended. The wine flowed freely and the ten different cheeses were consumed with gusto. Worthy of particular comment is the Extra Hot Mexicana cheese - this is really hot and if you like that sort of cheese (I think it is delicious) then it can be bought at the deli counter in Sainsburys, but make sure you buy the "Extra Hot Mexicana" rather than just the "Mexicana."
I would like to thank Shirley and Liz for all their hard work in organising the evening and also a big thank you to those who suppported it on the night.