Wednesday, 30 March 2016

We've made another movie for 1st April 2016

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A country shop is overrun by DRUNKEN TEDDY BEARS !!

Original Hot Cross Buns

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Hot cross buns are thought to have orginated in St Albans in the 14th century. The local townsfolk had rather fallen out with the abbey, so to ease things over the abbot ordered some special buns should be made to be given out to the poor folk of St Albans on Good Friday.

The idea spread throughout the country. But the St Albans buns, which are still made, have a special secret recipe. See all about it St Albans here!

Monday, 28 March 2016

Easter Bunny

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Because hare are secretive animals, and appeared in the field with their young in the fields around Easter time, people thought they hatched from eggs - and the legend of the Easter Bunny was born!

Rooster and hen!

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My Mum says:

The rooster crows of his wonderful crest...
But it's the hen that puts the eggs in the nest !

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Easter Egg Hunt

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Happy Easter! Over the Easter Weekend 2016 we're inviting you to go on an Easter Egg Hunt. We've hidden a picture of an Easter Egg on one of the pages of our new, MOBILE FRIENDLY website. If you can find and click on it (or tap it if you're on a smartphone) you will win a box of Cadburys Chocolate Fingers! Best of luck!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Money off vouchers for the Guardian and Observer

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We're giving away vouchers that let you buy the Guardian and the Observer for half-price until 17th April. Come and pick one up!

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Race Night at Great Limber Village Hall

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We're looking forward to an evening of "horse racing" at Great Limber Village Hall on Friday 22nd of April at 7.00pm. Tickets are £5 including supper, and can be bought in advance from our shops. See the Village Hall facebook page for details

Cadburys Creme Eggs!

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Did you know that the Cadbury Brothers first started making their filled chocolate eggs back in 1923? The egg in its current form was first sold in 1963.

You make an egg in 2 halves - pouring white fondant into a milk chocolate shell and then adding a dash of yellow fondant for the yolk. This is done while the eggs are still warm - you then press the 2 halves together, and as the chocolate cools the 2 halves bond. Clever stuff!

The factory in Bournville near Birmingham makes 1.5 million eggs per day, and January-April around 200 million eggs are sold.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Easter Limerick

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A shopkeeper man loved his puns
And told customers jokes, tons and tons!
And one of his habits
Was to tell jokes to rabbits
Which turned them to hot cross buns!

Monday, 21 March 2016

Frogs and Toads

Frogs and toads are starting to make their way to the pond at Great Limber. Please do help them across the road if you can (take your marigolds). We have also seen the heron on the pond - no doubt he's after the froggies, too!

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Easter Service at St Peter's, Great Limber Sunday 27th March 3pm

We're looking forward to a wonderful Easter Sunday service at the St Peter's church in Great Limber. "Cuppa and mini eggs" are available afterwards! Jayne's giving 2 of the readings. Do come if you can.

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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Farmyard Manure

On Saturday March 19th a load of manure dropped from a farm trailer passing the Keelby shop. David went out to scoop the poop, but was then left with a big box full which needed a home. We're pleased to report someone grabbed it, and it's now nourishing some wonderful vegetables! It all happens here at MyVillageStores !!!!

Friday, 18 March 2016

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

A18 Melton Ross Railway Bridge Roadworks

As from 1st March 2016 the traffic light controlled contra-flow has gone, and the bridge is open to HGVs in both directions. It's been on-going since July 2013. When the Lincs FM announce gave us the news he played a fanfare on the radio!!