Parish News: The Parish News for Bodiam was absent for December and will be for January 2015 but the village did have a list of church services and the next one for St Giles will be Holy Communion on January 18 at 11.15am.

Castle Nick Waterhouse, the number four at Bodiam Castle, took part in his first ever Triathlon at Bodiam Castle. Nick hoped to raise at least £200 but raised £380 for the Dragonflies, which supports pre-bereaved and bereaved children and young people aged five - 18 years Nick and his young sister would like to thank everyone for all the support.

Book idea: A little one that I know had a very good Christmas gift - Barney and Edward’s Adventures at Bodiam by children’s author Nick Carter and I am told the National Trust has it for sale in their shop by the castle car park.

Another good read: I was very sorry not to get the Parish News for December. I do read the Parish News in bed after I have had a good read of the Racing Post.

Geoffrey Goodsell

13 Levetts Lane