Here We Are in 2018!

The Blog has been updated for 2018, and a couple of extra pages have been added to the site. This year’s FVA events are now on the What’s On page, our Photo Archive has been revamped and updated, and articles about Fearnan in days gone by have been grouped together on the Fearnan in the Past page.  There is also a new page that details useful phone and contact numbers for quick reference when needed. All of these can be read by clicking the appropriate link in the black menu bar near the top of the page.

As ever, we have a full programme of events for 2018.  First up is the Winter Pudding Night 2018 on Saturday 17th February at 6pm for members and their friendsIt’s the perfect antidote to wintry weather, and the pudding lover’s dream come true. A convivial evening with the best choice of puddings you will find anywhere, ever! Whether you prefer childhood favourites like treacle pudding, jam roly-poly and rice pudding, or more sophisticated tarts and desserts, there’s something here for everyone.  Live music. Come hungry!

The cost is £7.50pp for as much as you can eat (the current Individual Record stands at 19 puddings sampled) and for school age children, it’s £3.50. Our regular bakers make all the puddings, but if you would like to bring one too, please could you let Julia know (tel: 830408) so that it is can be included on the Menu.

In case you’ve never been, here is a little sample of what it might be like…..


Throughout the year, you can also join us at the regular Coffee Mornings for freshly brewed coffee and tea and some delicious home baking between 10.30am and 12.00 on the following dates:

Tuesday 6th March

Tuesday 3rd April

Tuesday 8th May

Tuesday 5th June

Tuesday 25th September

Tuesday 30th October


Also Happening This Year:


Fearnan Village Association’s AGM will take place in the village hall on March 17th, between 4pm and 5pm. All  members are welcome.

Saturday 21st July: Strawberry TeaZ 15.00 -17.00. Cakes, tarts, scones, ice cream and more – all made or served with strawberries. Live music.

Sunday Nov 11thRemembrance Sunday 11.00 at the War Memorial and after in the village hall for tea and coffee.  This year marks 100 years from the end of WW1.

Saturday 8th DecMulled Wine & Mince Pies 15.00 – 17.00. Come and enjoy some seasonal goodies and good company.


Book Club Review of 2017

In December, the Book Club enjoyed their annual festive outing for a meal at the Waterfront in Kenmore . The books read throughout the year were discussed in an attempt to choose a 2017 favourite. The list of books (see below) demonstrates a wide range of genres read in 2017, with less crime and murder featuring!

Kitchens of the Great Mid-West, J. Rydal Stradal

Nutshell, Ian McEwen

These Foolish Things, Deborah Mogach

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Joanne Cannon

The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry

To Be Continued, James Robertson

The Kalahari Typing School for Men, Alexander McColl Smith

Alone in Berlin, Hans Fallada

Dead Water, Ann Cleeves

The Dry, Jane Harper

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, Katherine Bivald

This year there was no clear favourite, but most liked The Dry by Jane Harper as a page turner with twists. To Be Continued by James Robertson, a popular Scottish author with the group, was a favourite for several members. Others considered The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry to be their number one, and most agreed that it was the best written.

The book club meets for a relaxed discussion of the chosen text on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm and new members are always welcome. The group have decided to read The Passenger by Lisa Lutz for the next meeting on Wednesday 14th February at 7.30pm. They will also be making up a reading list for 2018.

It is also worth mentioning that the Mobile Library visits Fearnan Hall car park on alternate Tuesdays between 4.00 and 4.30. The next dates are January 23rd and 6th February. Scott from the library service gives everyone a warm, friendly welcome and is very knowledgeable about the wide range of books on offer both fiction and non-fiction. It is possible to order books which he will bring on his next visit. (It is also, The Blog has been told, a great source of village gossip.  Surely not! ) or phone 01887 822405


About Fearnan Village Association

Fearnan Village Association was formed in 2007 to provide a means through which those who live in the village can come together to discuss and respond to issues of importance to the village, particularly those that will have an impact on our quality of life. We also organise social events, such as the very popular Pudding Night in February, Strawberry TeaZ in July, and other events and coffee mornings throughout the year.
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3 Responses to Here We Are in 2018!

  1. SD-B says:

    Fiona,what a lot of work you have put in! Thank you very much.
    Delighted to be the first to ‘like’ the Useful Numbers

  2. Jill Dunstan Lee says:

    Hi, I don’t have a ‘black menu bar’ near the top of my page.  Is it because I’m using a MacBook (some things seem to dislike the Apple system)?  It’s not critical, but thought you ought to know as others may be experiencing the same problem.  I had hoped to look at some historical items, but they are not currently accessible.  I look forward to the solution when whoever is the website wizard has time to sort it out. I’d like to mention that I very much enjoy the articles when they arrive.  Long may the site flourish!!  Thank you to whoever writes it for all your hard work. Best wishes, Jill.

    From: Fearnan Village Association To: Sent: Sunday, 21 January 2018, 18:31 Subject: [New post] Here We Are in 2018! #yiv6008738817 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv6008738817 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv6008738817 a.yiv6008738817primaryactionlink:link, #yiv6008738817 a.yiv6008738817primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv6008738817 a.yiv6008738817primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv6008738817 a.yiv6008738817primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv6008738817 | Fearnan Village Association posted: “The Blog has been updated for 2018, and a couple of extra pages have been added to the site. This year’s FVA events are now on the What’s On page, our Photo Archive has been revamped and updated, and articles about Fearnan in days gone by have been groupe” | |

    • Hi Jill, Good to hear from you. It’s definitely not Apple as the site is created on a mac. I think it might be because you are reading it in your email inbox, rather than on the full website. Not your fault as WordPress send the notification to your inbox, but if you click on the Fearnan Village Association link immediately under the title of the article (Here We Are in 2018) it will take you through to the full site and, I hope, a much improved experience! Alternatively you could Google
      If none of that works, email me separately on and I’ll send you the links for the Photo Archive – and also put my thinking cap back on! Best wishes, Fiona

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