All posts by Hannah Jones

I am a creative adventurer who has a 'just do it' attitude. I'm also a recovering perfectionist and an improving self-reflector. I am incredibly proud of my husband and two children who are turning into amazing young men. I am at my best when I am facilitating learning for people who want to learn, particularly for leaders and leaders of the future.

Evening Variety Concert:- Apply here

If you would like to take part in the Evening Variety Concert, on Friday 1st June, which is part of the villages weekend of Diamond Jubilee celebrations, then please apply by filling in the form below:

For further details, Contact Donald Page on: 825693.


Dates for Your Diaries 2012

We are a friendly social group that meet to talk about all things business.

We meet at 19:30-21:00 on the 1st Thursday of every month

See the South Marston Village Website,  Tower and Tap magazine or contact Hannah Jones at or 07545141774 for further details.

5th January – 7 wastes of lean – Georgina and hosted by Amanda Burchell @ 3 Ash Gardens
(Open to non SM Residents too!)

2nd February – Marketing Talk – Carolyn Page @ 10 Rawlings Close

1st March – Reflexology – Kerry Robinson Blanchard

29th March (note change of date to avoid the Easter Holiday)
Eat that Frog Learning PlayTime – Hannah Jones

3rd May – How to keep skills current

7th June – Book Sharing and Learning Evening – Hannah Jones @ 1 Byron Court

5th July – Exceeding Customer Expectations with Bespoke Hand Finished Interlined Curtains – Linda Warwick Cornes @ Nightingale Farm

Help! My Cooking Apple Tree has a pest that comes back every year.

If you know anything about fruit trees then I would really appreciate your help to solve my pest problem:

Every year for the last 4 years, my Cooking Apple Tree has been afflicted with the same pest. Sometimes we get one or two apples growing but they don’t get to a good size and drop off before they are ready.

The Conference Pear Tree on the same wall is thriving and we are expecting a huge crop against next year.

Both our trees are espalier and cut back at the end of each season. We have also tried leaving out apple until the spring before cutting back, but it made no difference.

Any help or insight would be gratefully received.

Vote for your favourite teacher and put South Marston on the map

The Swindon Advertiser are holding a competition to find out who is your (or your child’s) favourite teacher, details here.

We only have until Monday (13th June) to get our entries in.

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if one of the teachers at South Marston Primary School was in the paper!

I’m off now to buy my copy of the Adver and fill out the form to vote for my favourite teacher…