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Roundabout East Dorset Villages February 2020

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Dear readers,

Have you been watching the recent TV series about Christine Keeler and the Profumo Affair? You may remember the excellent 1989 film entitled Scandal about the same subject with an equally excellent theme tune written by the Pet Shop Boys and sung by the iconic Dusty Springfield who was a perfect choice for a film about events in 1963. Not only was it a beautifully written song but the lyrics cleverly told the story of the Profumo Affair complete with a chorus line of ‘Please please me’s number 1’ sung by The Beatles of course and released in March 1963!

Page 12 in this issue features an article about similar songs with a story and how they have declined over the years.

It’s that time of year when your boiler decides it’s time for a holiday of course! Ours went AWOL yesterday morning but only went for an overnight break so we are back to being toasty warm again thank goodness!

Look in our Local Business Directory on page 46 to find a local tradesman for all those spring jobs like boiler servicing, chimney sweeping, carpet cleaning or window replacements etc that you have put off from last year!

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Roundabout Verwood & Three Legged Cross February 2020

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Dear readers,

On page 10 in this issue we have an interesting and topical article about songs with a story and how they have declined over the years. The recent TV drama about Christine Keeler and the Profumo Affair of 1963 comes to mind and in particular the excellent 1989 film with its theme song ‘Nothing has been proved’ written by the Pet Shop Boys featuring the one and only Dusty Springfield.

Very clever lyrics beautifully sung by Dusty who was a child of the ‘60s too so an inspired choice! The chorus of ‘Please please me’s number 1’ is a nice touch. An excellent film with Stephen Ward played by the talented John Hurt but an even more excellent theme, in my view.

These days it seems the stories play second fiddle to the videos. Michael Jackson’s 1982 ‘Thriller’ is a classic example and Katy Perry’s 2011 ‘Last Friday Night’ is also one of my favourites! Both a real scream!

Recently board games and card games seem to have had a huge renaissance with old and young alike! We have an article on page 36 describing a few new children’s games such as Exploding Kittens! Sounds a bit harsh to me so no doubt it will be popular!

Finally, it’s that time of year when your boiler decides it’s time for a holiday – ours went AWOL this morning but hopefully will be back by the weekend!

So look in our Local Business Directory on page 46 to find a local tradesman for all those spring jobs like boiler servicing, chimney sweeping and carpet cleaning etc that have been put off from last year!

 

Roundabout Ringwood February 2020

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Dear readers

This issue’s cover pic was taken whilst out on an early March bike ride around the Forest opposite the track that leads to Milkham Inclosure car park. There was a procession of three 4-wheeled carriages all looking very smart on what was a cold morning judging by the clothing.

Out of interest I thought I would find out what the technical term for these carriages was but little did I know once hitting the 4-wheeled carriage search button that there were just so many variants – such as buggy, gig, Surrey (with or without a fringe!), Barouche, Phaeton, Cariole, Growler, Buckboard, etc, etc! At least 58 names on one site alone! Maybe someone could enlighten me!? Great to see some of the old traditional modes of Forest transport are still around of course.

At the other end of the scale completely we have a motoring article on page 14 with lots of info about getting an electric car charging point fitted to your home. You will probably need an electric car to qualify for a Government grant but a step forward? The jury’s out on that in my view as there are so many dwellings like terraced houses and apartments out there without any hope of access to a charging point yet.

We have lots of less controversial articles in this issue of course plus local information pages like our ‘Local Business Directory’ on page 46, What’s On Locally pages 26 & 28, Clubs & Societies pages 20 & 21 and lots of useful local phone numbers.