Wealden Views

This is where you have your say on what’s happening in your part of the world.


Family Fun

May I just say how great the Wealden Food and Wine Festival was recently. My family and I had such a great day and there was so much variety on offer. My grandchildren had an equally great time seeing the wildfowl museum and of course my son and I rather enjoyed seeing the unique collection of cars and motorcycles. What a great event and I rather hope we’ll be able to go back next year!
Ed: You obviously enjoyed the day and the sun!

Eyes Forward

People please can you stop walking around the town staring down at your phone! Just because I’m not glued to mine does not mean I should avoid you ignorant people before you walk into me. It’s not hard to glance up so that you’re aware of others around you. I had someone genuinely walk into me the other day and then glare at me as if it was my fault. One of these days you’re going to walk into a lamp post and I will laugh at you. A lot.
JIM EDWARDS, via email
Ed: And then you’ll call the ambulance? 

I’ve recently discovered the gem that is your Beautiful Wealden Homes section, and boy does it make me want to move. I spend hours poring over those gorgeous houses hoping that one day the hubby might think it’ll be a good investment. Not to mention the fact that Christmas is coming up and wouldn’t it just be fabulous to have Christmas in one of those houses?
Ed: It definitely would! Check out our new interiors section on page 163 for more home inspiration

Rant Retaliation

I read the rant that you featured in the August issue about cyclists, and as a cyclist myself I’d like to address Alix from Tunbridge Wells. Just because you’re itching to get past us does not mean that everyone else is. You’re most likely one of the idiot drivers that overtakes us, revving madly, swearing as you go past. If you have that much rage and anger pent up that you need to write a rant, maybe you should take a cycle in the countryside! It really does help to disperse some of those pent up feelings…
MANDY KENTISH, via email
Ed: This is obviously an issue pushing your pedals…take a look at Tenterden reader Jo’s counter-rant on page 31

My office decided we were going to give blood all together recently. Being a manly man, I was waxing lyrical about how people being scared of needles and so on is just silly. I still believe that. However, my macho image was slightly scarred by the fact that I was the only one who fainted at work later on that day, hitting my head on the filing cabinet as I went down. I think my pride is just a little bit hurt. I still think giving blood is a good idea, just perhaps be sure you’re not going to pass out before showing off!
Ed: Your pride probably hurt more than your poor head!