This Shrove Tuesday 28th February we will be running a special pancake menu along side our usual menu. So if you need you fix of pancakes, you know where to come! See the one day only menu below-
Pancake Day Menu @ Thyme after time Café
Breakfast pancake with bacon, sausage, fried egg, fried tomato, black pudding - £6.95
Spicy pancake with Local goat merguez sausages, chilli black pudding, tomato and fried egg- £6.95
Pancakes with avocado, smoked salmon and poached eggs - £8.95
Pancakes with crispy bacon, poached egg and maple syrup- £6.85
Somerset Cheddar and our homemade baked beans filled pancake - £6.00
Brie, hot chilli and apple jelly filled pancake (with bacon option) £6.00
Creamy Dorset blue Vinny mushrooms and bacon- £6.25
Dorset Black cow vodka soaked cherries with rich chocolate sauce
and cubes of our chocolate brownie - £4.95
Salted caramel ice cream, banana and cream & toffee sauce- £4.50
Chocolate burst pancake with double decker, Cadburys flake,
vanilla icecream, chocolate sauce and cream- £4.85
Pancakes filled with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries cream and strawberry sauce- £4.85
-Traditional pancake with fresh lemon and sugar £3.85
Rachel Stirling, who lives in Stalbridge, has recently started "Stirling Delights",
offering Delicious Home Made Food "Delivered Right To Your Door".
Featured in the photo above is Home made Cheese, Onion, Ham and Tomato quiche,
which is available for £3.50 each
You can contact Rachel by clicking on the button below.
BT are apparently "declaring war" on the companies that regularly pester their customers with nuisance calls on subjects such as PPI and personal accident claims. They say they’re giving customers the means to fight back against the millions of unwanted calls, for free. It's called BT Call Protect, but basically it's number is 1572, as opposed to the 1571 'ansaphone' system currently in existence.
Apparently, the average person in Britain gets at least 4 nuisance calls a week (they're lucky...we've been getting 15 or 20 a day). In the last few years (as you might have noticed) there has been a significant increase in nuisance calls, anything from "Have you got PPI?" to "If you're on benefits you could get a new boiler for free" automated marketing messages.
BT has developed a 'breakthrough service' called BT Call Protect to help customers avoid nuisance calls on their landline by diverting over 30 million calls a week to their new 1572 junk voicemail.
According to John Petter, from BT Consumer they are "Declaring war on companies who regularly pester BT home phone owners" by giving them the means to fight back.
What does BT Call Protect do?
BT Call Protect proactively monitors nuisance calls and automatically prevents them getting through to your phone by sending them directly to a junk voicemail. BT will identify nuisance calls on the BT Blacklist which will automatically sends them to your 1572 junk voicemail.
"This system seems to be a great innovation, and despite the odd teething problem will surely be welcomed. After all, who thinks they should pay to have unwanted calls blocked? The only problem that I can see with this system is this... Many genuine organisations and companies use a phone system that allows workers to get a line from their own office extension to ring a client on a pre-arranged call for a 'Phone appointment'. That, in a lot of cases generates a 'withheld number' situation. BT seemed to have deemed a lot of these entities to be "A nuisance" and have automatically blocked them and sent them to the 1572 sin bin. Give me an example. I hear you cry? Well, I was expecting a pre-arranged call from my pension company to sort out something. The allotted window of 12 noon to 2pm came and went, with no call from the pension company. over an hour after the end of the 'slot' time I called them to ask why they had not called me. The answer (effectively) was that they had been blocked by BT and sent to the naughty chair at 1572. This company was founded some hundreds of years before the telephone was even invented, let alone the inception of British Telecom, so I found that more than ironic...or is it just unfortunate? Don't get me wrong- I think the new system is great. I've just noticed that I haven't had a single PPI or New Boiler nuisance call since they engaged me in this system. Wonderful! The only problem is that I can't receive the call from my pension company next Tuesday. So how was this resolved? I had to ask BT to stop my 1572 phone nanny from barring the call by cancelling the 1571 service until after I receive the call. I've now got most of a week in which all the unwanted nuisance calls are going to come flooding back, until I can have the phone conversation with my centuries old pension company. But I am not blaming BT for this. I think it's about time that 'genuine' companies wised up to the fact that if they want to talk to us they need to change their systems so that their number is revealed to the customer. If they don't do this aren't they going to lose potential customers and consumer confidence, as BT block them as Nuisance callers? And it's not just companies. My son's high school once sent me an important letter, adding that they had tried to call me several times on the matter but I hadn't answered the phone, even though they knew I worked from home. And guess what? They had withheld their number when they called...ludicrous! I haven't, and never will, accept a call from a withheld number, so congratulations to BT for spending the time to sort this out, once and for all. Just need to get my pension company to change its ways..."
How do you find out more about BT Call Protect?
For more information log onto www.bt.com/callprotect or click on the picture below...
The Space Zone of the 'soon to be opened' Atom Club Dorset Science and Technology Centre in North Dorset will be dominated by an 8m planetarium, offering highly immersive 360degree shows. Surrounding the planetarium will be our collection of meteorites, space models and space-flown artefacts. The clever design will allow us to completely clear the clear the centre sections of both zones within 30 minutes, allowing us to hold various community events. Our own events will include science fairs, games/movie nights and small exhibitions. The venue will be available for hire for birthday parties (with our team providing entertainment), corporate events and community fundraisers.
Friday 10th March, 7pm
Our next evening event comes inspired from the amazing country of Italy!
It will be a feast of Italy in every way and you can rest assured it won't be
anything other than tasty!
To start we thought we would set you up on your arrival with a Quattro stagioni (four seasons) pizza. You can tuck in and share your pizza together, proper hands on food. We will be using the amazing Wessex Mill Pizza flour that is as near as you can get to authentic pizza flour with that amazing thin crispy base!
Main course Buffet
Chicken cacciatorre- chicken slow cooked with white wine, garlic, rosemary and tomato
Lemon, prawn and pea risotto
Italian salad of cos lettuce, olives, red peppers, red onions, shaved parmesan, tomatoes and croutons with a pesto dressing
Tomato and artichoke dressed salad with fresh basil
Homemade rosemary, garlic and rock salt foccacia
Tiramasu made with Blackmore Vale mascarpone
Chocolate profiteroles filled with fresh cream
Italian classis Affogato- vanilla icecream served with hot espresso
Homemade meringue filled with
Warm orange and polenta cake with cream
You are welcome to bring your own alcohol on the night, we will simply charge you £1 per person to cover glass washing and bottle disposal. Soft drinks strictly purchased from our Cafe please, we have a lovely selection to choose from.
Best of Italian Evening- Friday 10th March, 7pm
Price £27.50 per head. Tickets can be purchased on our web site or call in or phone!
Thyme after time | Catering & Café | Dorset Born, Dorset Fed
Telephone: 01963 362202 | Mail: Mrs Margot A Dimmer, Thyme after time, Spire Hill Farm, Thornhill, Stalbridge, DT10 2SG
Vacancies at Dike & Son Superstore, deli & Cafe,
Ring Street, Stalbridge – www.dikes-direct.co.uk
We have 3 vacancies at the moment:
1. Chef/Restaurant Manager, full time, to lead the team in our busy cafe. Experience essential. Role includes cooking locally sourced breakfasts and lunches, managing menus and budgets, and providing a warm welcome for our customers.
2. Shop. We are also looking for somebody to cover sickness and holidays, so it could be any times and any department, agreed a month in advance. Guaranteed minimum of 25 hours a week (could be up to 40).
3. Shop. Saturday job available, hours 10–4pm. (Must be over 18 due to sale of tobacco, lottery, alcohol, etc)
Download an application form here and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and make 2 beautiful pendants made from polymer clay. Each pendant is double sided and on an adjustable leather thong. Ideal mother's day gift or bring mum along to the workshop. £18 per person to include tea and yummy cakes.
Saturday 18th March, starting at 10.00am and finishing at 12.30pm - Grays of Stalbridge, High Street, Stalbridge DT10 2LJ. Telephone: 01963 365800
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Michelle Howell's report on the January Meeting of Stalbridge Garden Society...
Brian welcomed all of the members to this month’s meeting, and reminded us all that the £10 subs were now due.
The speaker for this month was Mike Webber the topic being ”Botanic Gardens from the Arctic to the Tropics”, this was something new.
Mike, began with the botanic gardens of Tromso in Norway, where there is a very short growing season, due to the light levels, with only a few hours of daylight in the winter months.
This means that when in May there are more hours of daylight all of the flowers arrive at the same time, daffodils, roses etc.
We then saw gardens in Leicester, Oxford, and Cambridge, which has a wonderful collection of outdoor “cacti”.
Kew botanic garden has its own “mango swamp area “of plants. Then Mike took us over the water to Washington DC, San Francisco, with its Japanese garden, onto Atlanta Georgia.
Next we saw slides of Christchurch New Zealand, and its wonderful botanic garden, with huge “pear arches”.
Then Lisbon and Madeira, and as far away as South Africa, with “Kirstenbosch botanic garden”, home to the “protea” family of plants.
Finishing with Singapore, and its magnificent outdoor “orchids”. Mike gave us a brilliant talk with beautiful pictures, we all enjoyed it.
Next month we are having a trip to “Castle gardens”, we need to make our way there by 6.30pm.
Date Thursday 9th February. Do come and join us for what I know will be a good evening.
On walking around my garden today I have just noticed the first “snow drops”, a sign that spring is just around the corner.
“Making a killing! Thrillers for teens and adults”
That is the title of our next author talk at The Hub on Saturday 18th February at 10.00 am.
Our author can really claim to be a “local”. Sarah Naughton, daughter of one of our volunteer
librarians, grew up in Henstridge and was schooled locally before going to Bruton School for girls. She went on to University College London, where she obtained a degree in English. She continued on to Watford College, where she gained a diploma in copywriting and film direction. After starting a family, Sarah concentrated on her passion, writing, and produced her first novel “The Hanged Man Rises”, a teen history horror story. She followed this with another teen story, “The Blood List” and she is currently working on an adult psychological thriller “Tattletale” due out on 23rd March. Tickets will be priced at £2.00 with free entry to Friends and Volunteers and to include light refreshments.
Tickets will be available from the library from early February.
After the success of their 60's and 70's Music Night, The Stalbridge Arms are moving back to the future with their MUCH REQUESTED 80'S NIGHT! Free bubbly for best dressed man and woman. Landlord Adam Budd says "This will be our best yet. Please support your local. We put so much effort into these events Adam X" So get your shoulder pads out of mothballs in time for Saturday 4th March, starting at 7pm in the Stalbridge Arms, Ring Street, Stalbridge. 01963 365885
Stalbridge Fish and Chips is having a break! Aaargh! They are going to be closed from Tuesday 7th Feb to Thurs 23rd Feb. That's sixteen whole days without the best fish and chips on the planet! Get your fix in soon...this week. Steve and family will be back, serving the ten mile long queue that will be waiting when they re-open on FryDay 24th Feb, by which time the fish and chips withdrawal symptoms will have kicked in bigtime! But they're going to taste so great when you finally get your hands on some...