Dear Readers and Advertisers

The shortest month is upon us and there never seems to be much on except, of course, St Valentine’s Day. Yes, February 14th is the day that all men and women think fondly of partners either real, imagined or hope for in a romantic way. Out of season roses are imported from distant shores, bought at inflated prices but they mean so much to the recipient. Boxes of chocolates in heart shaped designs and colourful (usually red) cards covered with cupids firing arrows winging plum in the middle of welcoming hearts are bought by the barrow load and transported across the nation. Don’t be the one to forget. The great day is a Friday this year and the mood can run and run with the weekend to follow. I am sure a search in this magazine will find the item you want to send to that loved one or the right venue to take him or her out to for a special meal to celebrate that greatest of emotions – LOVE.

Remember to enter our February Wordsearch competition. The prize this month is LUNCH/DINNER FOR 2 INCLUDING WINE courtesy of DAREN at THE HILLTOP in STANSTED. Entry deadline is 12th February 2020. The winner of the £50 GIFT CARD to spend at BLUE-WATER courtesy of THE VILLAGE ADVERTISER in the January competition was ANDREW BEALE from ORPINGTON, the missing word being SNOW STORM.
Advertising sales deadline for March is 11th February, 2020. Call our sales office on 01474 707484 and 01322 534017 or email

With less doing this month, perhaps it is the time to review those New Year resolutions. What haven’t I done. Which have I broken or not kept up. Is it time to find time to get fit, healthier in mind and body, do more for others, volunteer, pay a lonely neighbour a visit or just be busier in my own locality. Of course if we are sitting under tons of snow all of the above may be a problem but there is always the Spring to look forward to.

Carole, Sally & Colin


About Carole Gunning

Carole is one half of The Village Advertiser and together with Sally Oliver makes sure The Village Advertiser provides useful local business contacts to many households across Kent.