Introducing the McKenzies!

Yes, introducing Mr and Mrs McKenzie! Peter and Sheila are seen here relaxing after tying the knot at Airds Hotel, Port Appin, a couple of weeks back!  It was, said Peter, an absolutely wonderful and memorable day. The big smiles say it all!

Mr and Mrs McKenzie

Peter and Sheila, we wish you every happiness together in your new house and in the years to come.

Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

For the first time since 2019, we are able to celebrate a pre-Christmas drink together with no Covid limits on the number of households or individuals, so please do join us on Saturday 10th December at 4pm in the village hall.

There will be mulled wine, non-alcoholic drinks, mince pies and other eats, and lots of Christmas spirit.

It costs £6pp and once costs have been deducted from the takings, we will put the balance towards new notice boards for the village.

And to help get you in a Christmassy mood, here is a little pic of the Aberfeldy Ukulele Band performing at Kenmore last week. Spot the familiar faces!

Click the link below to here them!

Many thanks to Lucy Higgins for the use of the clip.

Fearnan Book Club Review

The Book Club recently read and reviewed How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie, a darkly humorous debut novel. As often is the case, it was great for discussion as it provoked mixed opinions.

In general, it was regarded as being cleverly written with echoes of Kind Hearts and Coronets, the 1949 Ealing black comedy film.

Some wondered how the author managed to come up with such a plot featuring a range of different scenarios and imaginative ways to kill. We felt that most of the scenarios could have been condensed. It was also felt that the author also wanted to perhaps convey the “me too” message. 

Many found it too fanciful and implausible, but it appealed to their sense of humour with its almost cartoonish violence. We did not warm to, or engage with, the sarcastic and acerbic Grace, the cunning anti-hero who clearly displayed psychopathic behaviour. The irony was that she was imprisoned for a murder that she didn’t commit!  

We enjoyed the twist and not all of us saw it coming. We agreed Grace needed her comeuppance and all agreed that she couldn’t, and didn’t, get away with it. We found aspects of the ending weak as she appeared to let down her guard which was unlike her character throughout the book. 

The next book to be reviewed is Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell. First published in 1936, it is a socially critical novel set in 1930s London.

The main theme is Gordon Comstock’s romantic ambition to defy worship of the money-god and status, and the dismal life that results.

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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