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Welcome… Publisher Alistair Moon Tel: 01394 380723

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To the season of high days and holidays. There is little better than the English countryside in the summer time, especially if you happen to be in a pub, restaurant or hotel garden with some local ale and a plate of locally produced food. There are plenty of examples of fine dining in this month’s edition, so go and enjoy! If you are feeling in need of a little exercise check out Gymophobics’ newly opened in Woodbridge for a good workout. There are some great places to visit at this time of the year, whether it is down to the coast or inland there is something for everyone. I just discovered a gem at Yoxford Antiques and Gardens, where there is so much to see and do, including a wonderful peaceful garden with it’s own alpacas! If you prefer to stay in your own garden there are some great recipes inside this issue to enjoy, including how to make a pigeon burger! Cheers

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What to do in July & August… Family Fun

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The Woodbridge Carnival will take place on Saturday 6th July. The town has not had a carnival for over 20 years and the team at Choose Woodbridge has worked diligently to bring back the carnival with all the traditional festivities and some modern comforts. A typical family day out, the carnival will begin with a procession of more than 20 celebratory carnival floats will take place at around 1pm along Melton Hill and the Thoroughfare culminating at Kingston Field, where there will be games, competitions, a vintage car display, old-style fairground rides, a coconut shy, food stalls, music, displays, dancing and much more besides. The Carnival procession starts from Dock Lane at approx. 1pm and arrives at Kingston field at approx 1.45pm via Melton Rd, Thoroughfare, Cumberland Street and Cherry Tree Road. The events in the main arena will be going on at regular intervals from 2pm onwards with the carnival finishing at about 6pm.

Fed up of your smartphone losing charge? Do you wish you could hve battery backup wherever you need it? The Xtra Power Charger fro The Science Museum Shop gives extra recharge for your gadget whilst you are on the go. Charge via USB, and simply press the button on the front and see the LEDs light up showing how much charge you have available. Light and compact, you can keep it on you at all times… The Xtra charger also features an LED flashlight – perfect for finding things at the bottom of your bag. The Ztra Power Charger cost £25 and is available in pink and black from www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk

Experience The Suffolk Dog Day returns for the sixth successive year on Sunday 28th July and once again Lord and Lady Tollemache are kindly opening their stunning grounds and gardens at Helmingham Hall for the event that benefits the work of The Suffolk Foundation. This year the adult showing classes for both Pedigrees and Crossbreeds, will take place in the newly named Helmingham Ring, (formerly the Main Ring) while child-friendly showing classes, as well as new events and features to be announced shortly, take place in the extended Suffolk Ring. There’s a new feature creating a noise for this year’s Suffolk Dog Day. Doggytude – not to be outdone by any other musical event – is a dedicated bandstand with a packed programme of music from Suffolk’s home-grown musicians and singersongwriters bringing you their own unique sounds. Ticket prices will be held at 2011 prices with reduced entry for tickets bought in advance at £6 for adults, £4 for children and concessions and £16 for a family ticket giving entry to two adults and two children. Registration for dog classes is £3 per class and car parking is free. Online bookings will be available shortly, so keep up-to-date with all that is happening and discover more about the life-changing work of the Suffolk Foundation at www.suffolkdogday follow on Twitter and sign up with yours or your dog’s picture on the Facebook page.

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The much-loved pet dog is often referred to as being ‘part of the furniture’. However, the conventional ugly dog bed is often hidden away in the corner of the room so as not to ruin an otherwise elegant home! The Stylish Dog Company has a beautiful online collection of coordinating fabric designs to match the dog bed with home accessories; providing the perfect antidote to living in style with canine companions. Its outstanding collection is entirely British-made and includes handcrafted dog beds and matching fabrics to effortlessly blend the living spaces of both the dog and homeowner. Cleverly coordinating the dog bed with sofa throws, cushions, storage solutions and accessories; The Stylish Dog Company’s charming and on-trend range of fabrics means the dog bed really is ‘part of the furniture’…perhaps even the centrepiece! The Stylish Dog Company has an exceptional and comprehensive collection that comprises dog beds, dog accessories, sofa throws, dog blankets, exclusive pottery dog bowls, storage solutions, homeware accessories and gifts. www.thestylishdogcompany.com

Explore the versatility of cider with a four-course speciality dinner featuring locally produced pork and varieties of Aspall Cyder at the Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh on Tuesday, 3rd September. A guest speaker from the Aspall family will present a selection of ciders carefully chosen to complement the tempting dishes created by the hotel’s talented Head Chef, James Barber. After dinner, enjoy a luxurious night’s stay at the four-star Brudenell, which overlooks Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. The stylish, 44 bedroom hotel is in a wonderful seafront setting, just a step away from Aldeburgh’s shingle beach. Its tranquil situation, coastal themed decor and fresh, locally sourced food, optimises the perfect seaside break. The Pork and Cyder Dinner, which starts at 7pm for 7.30pm, is priced from £90 per person to cyder, dine and stay based on two sharing an inland-facing Aldeburgh room including full Suffolk breakfast the following morning; alternatively, book a place to cyder and dine only at £45 per person. To make a reservation call The Brudenell on 01728 452071 more details can also be found on www.brudenellhotel.co.uk.

Celebrate This year, ‘Celebrate Ipswich’ which incorporates the fabulous Maritime Festival is set to be better than ever. Running from 19th to 26th August it will include a range of exciting town centre activities and culminates in the annual Maritime Festival. The weeklong celebration will be ‘All About Ipswich’ and the best it has to offer with a series of events in the town centre Over the August bank holiday weekend (23rd – 26th August) the Ipswich waterfront will be a hive of activity as Ipswich celebrates its rich and colourful maritime history. This year’s Maritime festival ties in with the 200th anniversary of Captain Broke who was born just outside Ipswich and lived at Broke Hall Nacton. The festival also sees the return of the annual Ipswich Beer Festival which will be in full flow from the Thursday afternoon right through until Monday. There will also be live music, food stalls, a craft market and much more, all adding to the sense of occasion. There will also be a chance for visitors to learn more about Ipswich’s maritime history with historical re-enactments happening across the weekend.

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Ufford Park: Corporate Golf Day The day started with a hearty breakfast and hot coffee in the Deben Suite followed by a Shot Gun start on the 18 hole golf course. If only something could have been done about the weather – which was cool and fine but with an extremely strong wind, which added to the challenge for the players! In total 13 teams played and they all said what a wonderful time they had. “This has become an annual event for Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa and is always very well received – the Chairman Colin Aldous is a very keen golfer and this particular event is very special to him not only because it gives him the opportunity to play his beloved course, but also to thank all the local businesses for their continued support of Ufford Park.’’ Says Tarnia Robertson, Marketing Director.

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The winning team headed by Stuart Robertson (alias Doctorgolf) consisted of Alex Paul, David Fox and Paul Greaves who won with 80 points. The Runners up were very close behind with 79 points. The individual winner was Rod Palmer with 36 points and in 2nd place Gaz Johns with 35 points. So all in all, the scoring was very tight though out the day. Nearer the Pin on the 3rd was won by Adrian Rawlinson; on the 10th by Ian Joyce; And on the 16th by Simon Milton. The day concluded with a delicious three course dinner and prize giving. Pictured above: The Winning Team, from left to right: Paul Greaves, Alex Paul, Stuart Robertson & David Fox


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Le Talbooth, Dedham

Milsom Hotels and Restaurants – the finest places to eat, drink and stay … The Milsom Hotels and Restaurant group offers five fabulous properties, all with individual style and character with real synergy of food, atmosphere, service and true hospitality. Where better to begin than Le Talbooth in Dedham, which started 2013 with a brand new look. Justifiably the flagship of the group, Le Talbooth occupies an idyllic setting beside the river Stour; fine dining at its best the restaurant suits every occasion from an intimate dinner for two to family celebrations, elaborate weddings in the marquee on the upper terrace or a business event. Maison Talbooth is the luxury hotel in the group consisting of twelve bedrooms, hot tubs, a day 8

spa, tennis court and outdoor pool (heated all year to 85°) with pool house and log burning fire. Afternoon tea and lunch are available at the hotel, however, guests dine at Le Talbooth, a minute away by courtesy car. Also, in Dedham is milsoms, a contemporary bar/brasserie with 14 bedrooms. There’s no need to book at milsoms and the full menu is available all day. Eat outside during the warmer months under the huge architectural, which covers the terrace. Head to the coast and The Pier at Harwich is right on the quay in Harwich old town and has two superb restaurants with 14 bedrooms. The Harbourside is on the first floor has fine


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Milsoms Dedham

views over the Stour and Orwell estuaries and specialises in locally caught seafood landed in the harbour opposite. On the ground floor the Ha’penny Bistro has a relaxed, contemporary feel, and is open all day, and there is no need to book – perfect if you’re planning to arrive by sea!

The Pier at Harwich

Maison Talbooth

Over the border in Suffolk, milsoms Kesgrave Hall is a magnificent mansion in 38 acres of lawn and woodlands. The hotel has 23 bedrooms with the brasserie style the restaurant open all day. In the summer the restaurant spills out on to the terrace overlooking the lawn. New for 2013, Kesgrave has teamed up with Cisco and now offers the cleanest, fastest broadband in the area – a real plus for business and leisure guests. Visit the website www.milsomhotels.com to find out more.

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Picnic Basket £25 www.next.co.uk

Picnic Rucksack £29.50 www.marksandspencer.com

Traditional Wicker Picnic Basket £34.95 www.lovefromrosie.co.uk

Floral Large Cool Bag £25 www.marksandspencer.com

Stripe Picnic Bag £30 www.next.co.uk

Red Picnic Tin £12 www.sainsburys.co.uk


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Celebrate the summer with outdoor dining Last year the UK experienced one of the wettest summers on record, nearly matching the wettest ever a decade ago! It was a summer of two halves though, although the weather was dull- it was a great time to celebrate being British. The Queen’s Jubilee, Olympic and Paralympic Games captured the attention of the world and put Britain in the spotlight. This year, the focus is on ‘staycations’- and making the most of being at home. With nearly eight million Brits planning stay in the UK this summer, we think this is the perfect time to embrace alfresco living be it from the comfort of your own home or a local eatery. Now in it’s 17th year, Gastro Alfresco encourages people to really enjoy British summertime, come rain or shine! We all know money is tight, so ditch the high prices - and even higher stress levels of a

holiday abroad and chill out in your own back garden. Gastro Alfresco are running sampling RoadShows, which will be touring the country until the end of August to bring you a taste of the alfresco experience! This year, they’ve got a really great mix of brands which all fit the ‘at-home’ alfresco theme. These include Boursin cheese, Brancott Estate wine, Encona sauces, New York Bakery Co. bagels, San Miguel Fresca beer, Shloer soft drinks and Starbucks chilled ready to drink coffee. So leave your passports where they are, invite your friends round- and enjoy a summer staycation with Gastro Alfresco 2013! Visit the website www.gastro-alfresco.com for more information and don’t forget to follow on Twitter @GastroAlfresco and like them on Facebook! See overleaf for a great BBQ recipe

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Who said skewers were only for the local kebab shop, this delicious twist on an old theme is remarkably easy to do, combining piquant chicken and prosciutto with stale, olive oil and Balsamic soaked rustic bread. Served with a chilled Prosecco, perfection. Serves 4 What you need Boneless chicken breast x 4 Prosciutto x 12 slices Bunch sage Day old French country style bread 30ml lemon juice 60ml EV Olive oil 10ml aged Balsamic vinegar 2 crushed garlic cloves Sea salt & black pepper to taste What you do • Cut breast lengthwise into three strips • Mix lemon juice, oil, garlic and salt pepper and coat chicken strips • Cut prosciutto slices in two and place couple of sage leaves on each then place chicken strip and wrap. • Cut bread into 1” cubes, add balsamic to remaining oil, garlic mix and toss. • Thread chicken on skewer and grill over medium heat, turn every few minutes and cook through – around 10 mins. • Do similar with bread and grill all round for 5 mins, serve with chicken.

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Crown is jewel of Framlingham The Crown, a former coach inn, stands proudly overlooking the beautiful Market Square of Framlingham, and comprises a bar, 14 comfortable bedrooms and a restaurant with a growing reputation under the direction of Head Chef Ashley Robertson. Quality is central to everything India, David and Ashley do and this is evident in the food offering which combines the best of local produce with imaginative twists on traditional dishes. The menus change regularly, taking account of seasonably available fare with their fabulous breakfast, lunch, dinner menus and with daily specials. At lunchtime, as well as the standard menu there are light bite options and sandwiches available. Pizzas are also available throughout the day Monday to Saturday. From the bar there are local ales as well as a varied and interesting wine list. Food can be enjoyed throughout the stunning timber framed building as well as in teh south facing courtyard garden.

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The Crown, which is open for tea and coffee throughout the day, also boasts a fabulous breakfast menu and food is served all day from 8:00am – 9:00pm. India, David and their team look forward to welcoming you to The Crown. Open 7 days a week. Tel: 01728 723521 www.framlinghamcrown.co.uk


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2013 Snape Proms Monday 1st - Wednesday 31st August 2013 Britten’s year-long centenary celebrations continue in Aldeburgh with August’s Snape Proms, providing a further opportunity for those unable to secure tickets to this year’s Aldeburgh Festival to experience Britten’s music surrounded by the Suffolk landscape that inspired him. The annual month-long festival features jazz, folk, rock, classical and Latin music, not to mention standup, dance and poetry. This year’s Snape Proms includes a new commission from folk musician Jon Boden (Sunday 11th August) which is melodically and harmonically inspired by Britten’s The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard. Part of

‘Inspired by Britten’ – a series of commissions from different disciplines that draw attention to Britten’s wider cultural influence - Boden gives a folk twist to the tale of the murder of an unfaithful wife and her lover at the hands of her cuckolded husband. The 45 minute piece, which explores the relationship between classical and folk music, features a classical ensemble of violin, cello and oboe, joined by a concertina, an all-male choir, and soloists James Findlay, Tim van Eyken and Mary Hampton. Other concerts during this year’s Snape Proms that celebrate Aldeburgh’s founding father include a song recital with mezzo-soprano Christianne

Pictures this page Malcolm Watson

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Stotijn and pianist Imogen Cooper, in which two of Britten’s song cycles, Winter Words and Charm of Lullabies, are presented alongside Schubert and Mussorgsky (Wednesday 7th August); Britten’s Cello Symphony with the Hungarian cellist Miklós Perényi and the Britten-Pears Orchestra under Robin Ticciati (Thursday 8th August); and a recital with Perényi that includes Britten’s Suite No. 3 for solo cello (Tuesday 6th August).

To book tickets contact the Box Office on 01728 687110 or visit www.aldeburgh.co.uk

Picture: Philip Vile

Further highlights of the Snape Proms include a tribute to Sinatra from the John Wilson Orchestra; musical comedy with Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel; flamenco with Jaleo Flamenco; Brazilian-Afro-Caribbean fusion from Flavia Coelho; jazz from Django Bates; and an evening with Lesley Garrett, in which operatic arias are juxtaposed with traditional folk songs and West End favourites. Aldeburgh Music/2013 Snape Proms: 2

Aldeburgh Music’s Britten celebrations culminate in November when Opera North revives Yoshi Oida’s 2007 production of Death in Venice (Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November), and on Britten’s actual 100th anniversary – Friday 22 November – with a weekend of concerts presented in association with BBC Radio 3. The weekend includes performances of Noye’s Fludde in Britten’s birthplace, Lowestoft; a centenary concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Oliver Knussen; and a performance of Britten’s song cycle Friday Afternoons, the climax of Aldeburgh’s year-long national education project involving over 100,000 school children.

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Paul Clouting, general manager Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club, swings right handed and Christopher Oldrey, PGA Professional at Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club swings left handed at Adnam’s Brewery to launch the Suffolk Ale and Golf Trail

New tourist trail showcases Suffolk’s Golf and Ale Hotel group aims to attract golfers for pints and pars TA Hotel Collection, owners of Thorpeness Hotel and Golf Club in Suffolk, are seeking to attract more golf tourists to the county with the launch of a new trail combining real ale tours and classic seaside golf courses. The first-ever Suffolk Ale and Golf Trail will see visitors stay at Thorpeness Golf Club’s 36-bedroom golf hotel, play golf at Thorpeness and nearby Aldeburgh golf clubs and visit Adnam’s Brewery and Distillery at Southwold or the Green Jack Brewery in Lowestoft. Grahame Tinnion, managing director of TA Hotel Collection, said, “Golfers are discerning people and the UK is one of the most popular golf destinations in Europe and the World. It’s important to stand out in a busy crowd and we believe that Suffolk is somewhere that should be on the must-play list for golfers in the UK and Europe. What better way to achieve this than by talking about two of our greatest assets, our ale and our seaside golf trail?” Thorpeness Golf Club is already one of Southern England’s leading stay-and-play golf break

destinations thanks to its 36-bedroom golfer’s hotel, James Braid designed 18-hole coastal heathland course and location in the picture-perfect holiday village of Thorpeness; a Suffolk tourist hot-spot. The trail then takes golfers to Aldeburgh Golf Club, which dates back to 1884 and is Britain’s second oldest heathland golf course with views over the Alde Estuary. Golfers booking on the Suffolk Ale and Golf Trail enjoy either an exclusive tour of the Green Jack Brewery in Lowestoft or a trip to the Adnam’s Copper House Brewery in Southwold. Suffolk Ale and Golf Trail Package Details Two nights, two rounds of golf, full English breakfast, evening meal and a choice of brewery tour between the Green Jack Brewery and Adnam’s. Prices start at £228 per person. For more information and full terms and conditions of the Suffolk Ale and Golf Trail package, visit: www.thorpeness.co.uk

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Express your individuality Whether you are looking for a casual outfit or something special why not shop locally. You can find Caramel in two delightful destinations in Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings. At Caramel in Aldeburgh the shop has become well known for their collections, which will take you from casual wear through to wedding outfits. The boutique has a selection of handmade fascinators, jewellery and scarves to complement your outfit Caramel at Snape Maltings sits within an independent retail area with no parking restrictions. Here on offer are diverse collections you won’t find in Caramel Aldeburgh, as well as stocking a range of gifts and accessories. Whichever Caramel you visit you will discover the delights of shopping in a warm and relaxed setting where a friendly welcome awaits you. Visit both shops and experience the difference.

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Traditional and modern mix at The Crown, Snape The Crown Inn is a 15th century smugglers inn located in the village of Snape, which lies between Aldeburgh and Orford on the Suffolk heritage coast. With it’s old beams and original brick floors it has probably the finest double Suffolk settle in existence which surrounds the inglenook fireplace thus enhancing the Crown’s welcoming ambience. There is also a spacious garden, which is ideal for summer dining. The Crown is run by Garry and Teresa Cook, who are supported by their small team of local friendly multi tasking staff. At the Crown the emphasis is on the food. They know exactly where the produce comes from. Did you know… most of the meat on the Pub’s menu is reared by the team at the Crown, this includes quails, geese chickens ducks turkeys Suffolk lamb, rare breed pigs and Anglo Nubian goats. The Crown’s limousin beef is sourced from David and

Karen Black at Crag Farm in Sudbourne, which has achieved “red tractor assured food standards” status. They also source most of the fish direct from local fishermen in Orford and use locally shot game in season and also Garry and Teresa grow produce for the kitchen on their allotment in Orford, and they also forage for wild ingredients in season. Garry and teresa take great pride in their menu offering dishes cooked with a genuine field to fork ethos and their food is complimented by Adnams beers and a choice of over thirty different wines. The Crown is popular with all for many different occasions and the Pub can also provide an outside catering service. The Crown is a five minute walk from Snape Maltings and offers both pre and post-concert dining. (booking is advisable )

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Stylish Suffolk Seaside at Lion Enjoy a Stylish Suffolk Seaside Break in Britten’s Centenary Year at the White Lion Hotel Aldeburgh has a timeless quality that makes it a wonderful place to visit all-year round and is renowned for its close association with culture, the Arts and a growing number of festivals. The White Lion Hotel is situated on the beachfront in Aldeburgh and is an ideal location for holidaying in Suffolk and enjoying a tasty meal with the county’s finest produce. Its beachfront location and views to sea give the hotel the wow factor, as does the relaxed coastal retreat atmosphere. The hotel has 38 cosy and comfortable rooms, 12 with sea views. Designed in a contemporary British style, stay in either inland or sea-facing rooms and choose from superior, single, double or twin. Expect large beds, bright and trendy rooms and fantastic views! Look out for the special Benjamin Britten packages that are being offered throughout the year to celebrate the composer’s centenary with views from the hotel capturing the landscape that inspired Britten and his work. £170 based on two sharing a double inland room and includes one night’s stay, a 3 coursedinner, a pre-dinner drink and a copy of the Centenary Book. Foodies will love the stylish Bar & Brasserie that lends itself perfectly to morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and Sunday lunches with guests enjoying views out to sea. Head Chef Jason Shaw is passionate about creating imaginative menus using the abundance of fresh,

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local seasonal produce so readily available from the land and sea close to Aldeburgh. From fresh fish bought from the fish shack, situated on the beach opposite the hotel, to smoked kippers sourced from nearby Pinney's of Orford, every ingredient used in the menu has been 'hand-picked' to guarantee an abundance of flavours. The new summer menu has a Mediterranean feel and has been expertly put together by Jason, complete with lighter dishes, sharing plates and new pasta dishes. As well as being a great base for exploring the best of the Suffolk coast, the White Lion also has a varied event programme with everything from dinner dances, seasonal food weeks, ladies luncheons and kids events as well as the popular live music on Sunday afternoons throughout July. Upcoming events not to miss include ‘Sixties by the Sea’ (6th July) for a trip down memory lane with an open air live concert on Aldeburgh seafront; ‘Moules et Boules’ (20th July) for a taste of France and the hotel’s third annual boules competition, and Bastille Night (14th July) celebrating the best of Gaelic tradition and classic French cuisine. Food lovers will also enjoy ‘Lobster Week’ (5th -9th August) and can join Head Chef Jason Shaw as he gets his claws in to exciting and new ways of preparing and cooking Lobster. The hotel is privately-owned by the TA Hotel Collection, a group of individual Suffolk-based hotels. For more information about The White Lion Hotel, visit whitelion.co.uk or tweet @HotelWhiteLion.


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Time to visit one of Aldeburgh’s much loved fixtures O&C Butcher is a well known and loved fixture on Aldeburgh High Street, offering ladieswear, menswear and footwear over two floors. The family run business has evolved significantly over the past six

years, to provide a broader product offering and an improved shopping environment. However, the commitment to quality remains unchanged as the legions of loyal customers can confirm. In the ladies department the range covers everyday casual wear through to smarter outfits for weddings, with labels stocked including Oui, Fenn Wright Manson, Olsen and NYDJ. For the men, lifestyle ranges from the likes of Gant, Hackett, RM Williams and Barbour, compliment a wide selection of trousers, jackets and knitwear from established favourites such as Magee, Meyer and Gurteen. The footwear department also continues to go from strength to strength, with a wide range of suppliers including Dubarry, Timberland, Hunter and Sebago. A sister shop Fleur, is also located on Aldeburgh High Street. Fleur sells contemporary ladieswear from the likes of Sandwich, Jackpot, Part Two, White Stuff and Seasalt, together with footwear from Victoria and Cara. Contact: O&C Butcher, 129-131 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AS Tel: 01728 452229 www.ocbutcher.co.uk Fleur Aldeburgh Ltd, 166 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AQ Tel: 01728 454822 www.fleuraldeburgh.co.uk

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David Grimwood on food David Grimwood of The Froize talks Summer Game The Summer Game (part deux!) We automatically assume that the cooking and eating of game meat is associated with cold, winter months when we long for warming pies, casseroles and stews, fine roasts and slowly cooked ‘heart and soul caressing’ dishes. Well, that’s all very fine and commendable; but remember, organic, free range, lean, healthy and delicious game is for our delectation all year round! Especially during the Barbeque season – This season varies of course, according to the Great British weather, but basically, we can be ‘chomping’ our way through a delicious array of gamey delights from June until September.

Rabbit, pigeon and some venison (Muntjac and Roe Buck) will be in season during this time and therefore available fresh – but there is nothing wrong with freezing down any surplus game gathered during the shooting seasons. We wrap well and vacuum pack pheasant fillets, whole partridges, wild duck and pigeon breasts plus a whole host of other tasty morsels to be turned into various terrines, pate’s and pies out of season. Pigeon breast meat when minced is 50% of the basic ingredients of our LPB’s… that’s The Legendary Pigeon Burger, loved by children and adults alike. To make your own burgers and indeed, sausages as well if you have the various bits of kit to do the job, is really easy and lots of fun with delicious endings!

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Partridges can be ‘spatch cocked’ and griddled on the barbeque like you would quail, or spring chicken. Venison steaks are delicious ‘dry rubbed’ before grilling, but don’t overdo the cooking or the end result will be dry and chewy. For those with a kettle barbeque you can always hot smoke pheasant breasts, whole wild duck and tender pieces of venison. Stick to the rules, but experiment and have fun!

Take 250g of game meat and mince it, not too fine, not too course. Mix this (by hand) with 250g of you favourite sausage meat, add extra seasonings and flavourings that you wish. Form into burgers, kebabs, or make into sausages. Cook in the normal, healthy, outdoor way! With the amazing varieties of game meat and stunning flavourings available, an endless list of deliciousness can be made.

Nearly all wild game meat is very lean – that’s why you need to mix in sausage meat to the burger mix so there is enough pork fat to keep the burgers and sausages juicy. The animals and birds in question spend their lives running, jumping and flying – all these ‘muscles of movement’ need special care and attention when cooking and resting before eating. Game meat is fabulous for summer, barbeque food, not only incredibly versatile and tasty, but also freerange, organic and very healthy. Anyone who has eaten one of our LPB’s out of ‘Gloria!’ our street food van will tell you – deeelicious!!

For example: Venison, like pigeon, makes truly great burgers with the addition of strong flavours such as juniper, oregano, black pepper, orange zest, powdered dried mushrooms, smoked paprika, fresh or smoked garlic. Wild duck breasts or wild goose breasts (if you are lucky enough to be given any) will take all manner of oriental flavours like Chinese five spice, hoi sin, and spring onion and ginger. Wild rabbit is delicious, mix with sausage meat and give it the ‘Thai’ flavour treatment with lemongrass, galangal (ginger) and green chilli. Form into tasty little ‘Bunny kebabs’ and serve with a coconut based curry sauce.

David Grimwood The Froize Freehouse Restaurant

Be kinder to pheasant breast meat, more subtle flavours like fresh thyme and parsley, lemon verbena and garlic chives can be used, as can a little fresh basil and tomato paste.

Set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside just two miles from Orford, eight from Woodbridge and only eleven from Aldeburgh, The Froize has been David Grimwood’s home and restaurant for the past eleven years.

Pheasant breasts also lend themselves to be thinly sliced and threaded onto pre soaked wooden skewers – marinade in your own sate sauce before grilling.

The Froize is renowned for it’s wonderful food cooked and served in a rustic, rather charming, old fashioned style.

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hooting is a very popular pastime all year round in Suffolk. Shooting takes a number of forms, but shotgun shooting is the most popular and diverse. Game shooting is centred on the winter months; roughly from September through to February. On the game side there is rough shooting, pigeon shooting, wildfowling and formal game shooting. Much of the countryside that we enjoy today in Suffolk and throughout the UK has been influenced by game shooting. Many of the rural estates that make our county unique had their woodlands set out with shooting in mind.


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Although game shooting does not appeal to everyone it does have benefits for the countryside and wildlife as a whole. Land where game shooting takes place is tended by a gamekeeper, who feeds the game and protects it from predation, which promotes the wild bird and mammal population in general. Clay pigeon shooting is an all-year round sport, but is probably busier during the warmer seasons. Within clay pigeon shooting there are various disciplines including sporting, trap and skeet. But broadly speaking, clay pigeon shooting started as a way of simulated game shooting for practice. Today it has evolved into an Olympic event at its highest level, yet it is still a sport that is

open to all. As well as the fresh air and exercise, which can be gained from clay pigeon or game shooting; it is game shooting that also gives access to many parts of the county that you wouldn’t otherwise see. Youngsters and women are making increasing inroads into the shooting field. Closely supervised tuition is obviously a must for those starting in the sport. A thorough understanding of safety when shooting makes the experience that much more enjoyable. For youngsters, an introduction into shooting helps to instil a greater sense of responsibility and trust in themselves. Jason and Kate Harris Trulock & Harris


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Easing the fear of FAT A new information service has been launched to cut through confusion over dietary fats and oils. Many people believe that weight loss and heart health problems could be solved if we just eliminated fat from our diets altogether. Unfortunately, it's not that simple.

The Fat Information Service (FIS) is supported by a panel of independent dietitians and nutritionists to provide expert commentary on the latest news, information and research as well as offering the answers to the most

Fat is essential for normal body function and an important part of a healthy diet. Fats provides essential fatty acids, keep skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and are great source of energy. However knowing which types of fat are 'healthy' and how much we should be eating can be extremely confusing. To help educate people about the role of fats and oils in the diet, Unilever UK Limited have launched a new information service and website that offers crucial guidance and advice on all matters relating to dietary fats and oils.

• Dr Emma Derbyshire

important questions about fat and its role in the diet. The FIS website is packed with tips and advice to help you make well-informed dietary choices, needed for good health.

nutrition. At times people have tried to follow extremely low fat diets in attempts to lose weight, and suffer deficiency symptoms such as scaly, dried skin and thinning, falling hair as a result. Unfortunately however, most Britons get far too much saturated fat in their diets which can contribute to raised cholesterol, obesity and other related problems. When it comes to fat intake understanding the different types of fats and getting the balance right is key. As an expert panel and information service (FIS) we aim to provide education that will allow people to make informed dietary choices and be as healthy as possible." For more information visit www.fatinformationservice.org

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30 minutes is all it takes to have the body of your dreams Gymophobics is the national chain of Ladies only gyms. There are 37 nationwide with new ones opening on a regular basis. They are privately owned operating under a license and Felixstowe couple Loraine and Andy Phillips opened their fourth franchise in Woodbridge at the beginning of the year. They have sold the Bury St Edmunds gym and are now concentrating on East Suffolk with facilities in Ipswich, Felixstowe and now Woodbridge. Gymophobics is an amazing success story. Donna Hubbard founded Gymophobics in 2003 having spent more than twenty years developing her 30minute workout called Resisted Tension. So unique is her system that it has been awarded a Trade Mark, the first in the UK to do so. Having opened three Centres herself she began franchising the concept a year later. Her hard work and persistence coupled with a determination to help ladies achieve their goals culminated in her being awarded the highest individual award given by the fitness industry association last summer, it was in recognition of the way that Gymophobics is helping thousands of women to improve their figures and fitness. Andy and Loraine were one of the first Franchisees when they opened up in Bury and have never looked back. “We love helping our ladies achieve their goals” says Loraine. “Most slimmers lose at least a dress size in the first few weeks and their inch loss is targeted at all the right places. We look after our ladies on a one to one basis and they love the warm and friendly environment where everyone feels important”. Gymophobics is nothing like a conventional Gym in fact our motto is “Hate Gyms Love Gymophobics”. There are no treadmills or weight machines on the Gymophobics circuit. Instead there are ‘air’ machines, which make exercise easy and the results speak for themselves. “Ladies

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love the fact that Resisted Tension takes just 30 minutes each session and two or three visits each week is all it takes to Gymophobics founder achieve remarkable Donna Hubbard results” says Loraine. “We cater for all ages with our youngest being just 12 and a number of ladies in their 80’s with every age in between. Any one who wants to tone and tighten their figure or lose some weight will love Gymophobics and should give us a call to arrange a FREE Guest Visit and to find out more about RT and how it could change your shape and change your life.”

Call us at Ipswich 01473 253150, Felixstowe 01394 285652 or Woodbridge 01394 548055 it might be the best call you make this year. www.gymophobics.co.uk

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Building success! All pupils at Woodbridge School are encouraged to develop their talents in areas such as music, art, drama and many other exciting activities to stimulate young minds and develop skills. Queen’s House also offers a broad range of extracurricular activities and there are many after school clubs for Year 2 children. The Abbey, set in 30 acres of spectacular grounds on the site of a former monastery, builds on the foundation gained in the early years and helps its pupils reach the next stage of their school life in a happy yet challenging environment. Strong academic results are matched by sporting, music and artistic achievements to find success for every child. An innovative language scheme

provides taster years in four European languages which cement the confidence to learn a wider range in later life. Queen’s House and The Abbey provide the perfect foundation for your child’s education and the perfect environment to move into the senior section, Woodbridge School. Everything the School does is underpinned by a firm objective – to build confidence in pupils. The aim is for each child to leave the

School with a belief in themselves. A belief, which comes from their successes and achievements at school. Academic success is at the heart of the School’s life, with an enviable record for quality in the recent DfE performance tables. Recently, Woodbridge was by a long way one of the most successful schools in the Royal Society of Chemistry Olympiad. In parallel it boasts a marvellous international programme taking students to countries including Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Oman, South Africa and Spain. Woodbridge School has a clear vision – to produce well-educated, secure and confident young people who will become the happy and balanced adults of the future. While most pupils travel daily to school there is a small boarding house at the senior school. There is also a comprehensive bus service across Suffolk and beyond the county boundaries. There are Open Days and there is always the facility to book a visit on another occasion to see all aspects of the School at first hand.

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New Pre-Prep building for Orwell Park School Orwell Park School began the new term in January with a new building, a state of the art Pre-Prep for children from Nursery to Year 2.

Constructed by local firm Rose Builders, the new £1.3 million New Pre-Prep building for Orwell Park Schoolbuild has four classrooms, administrative areas, separate music and ICT rooms, a staff room and main hall (see photo above). For the last 18 years the Pre-Prep has been housed in portacabins that were originally the workmen’s offices from the construction of the Orwell Bridge. Work began on the new PrePrep in March 2012 and was completed in December at the end of term. The new building will match in terms of facilities the outstanding education that has been the hallmark of the existing Pre-Prep.

century mansion set in beautiful grounds leading down to the Orwell estuary. Headmaster Adrian Brown is delighted with the new building, which will be open to pupils on the 7th January: “The new building represents an investment in the future of the school. It is a wonderful facility for our current pupils, parents and staff, as well as new parents looking for a school that offers a first class education for children from the age of two and a half through to 13.” If you would like to visit the new Pre-Prep or the main Prep School, please contact our Registrar, Julie Dean (juliedean@orwellpark.co.uk or 01473 659225).

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Double baked Sweet Basil Soufflé with poached strawberries Head Chef Alan Ford of Hintlesham Hall Dare I say it, but I look at this as the “easy option” soufflé recipe, as once it has been made successfully the first time, cooking it the second time is a stroll in the park! It is a great dish to do to give the wow factor to summer lunch or dinner guests and simple for you on the day, The secret to double baked soufflés is cooking them slowly enough the first time around, enabling the soufflé to produce smaller air bubbles as this gives it the stability to rise and hold on the second cooking.

Whereas a single baked soufflé is cooked at a higher temperature which produces larger air bubbles enabling the soufflé to rise higher and quicker, but giving less room for error as the air bubbles collapse a lot quicker. I have served them with strawberries, but as the summer progresses, various other berries will become available if you prefer not to use them. Mint or tarragon works well as an alternative to basil in the soufflé as they both marry well with berries.


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Double baked Sweet Basil Soufflé with poached strawberries 6 Portions

3. Place the egg whites in a very clean, dry bowl. Add the lemon juice and half of the sugar (1oz) and whisk to soft peak. Add remaining 1oz sugar and again whisk to soft peak.

Ingredients 1/2pt

Milk

2oz Butter 21/2oz Plain flour 1oz Caster sugar 2 Egg yolks 5 Egg whites 2oz Caster sugar 2Tbsp roughly chopped basil leaves (keep stalks) Juice of

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Softened butter and caster sugar to line moulds 11/2lb Strawberries 1 Vanilla pod – split 2oz Caster sugar Method 1. Brush six round individual soufflé moulds with softened butter, then coat the butter with caster sugar. 2. Melt the butter in a thick bottomed saucepan, add the flour and cook for 30 seconds, slowly add the milk, stirring continuously, add 1oz sugar, bring to the boil and simmer for two minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and place in a large mixing bowl.

4. Add the two egg yolks and 1 tbsp chopped basil to the thick base, mix in. Add 1/3 of the egg whites and mix in (you don’t need to be too gentle at this stage as you are only slackening the mixture). Then add another 1/3 of the egg whites. This time, be a little more gentle and fold it in. Then add the last 1/3 of the egg whites and fold in gently until incorporated. 5. Fill the soufflé moulds with the mixture, smooth tops with a palette knife and then run your thumb around the edge of the moulds to pull the mixture away from the sides to allow it to rise. 6. Place the soufflés in a deep-sided ovenproof container, pour warm water in until half way up the ramekins. Place in a medium/slow oven 150ºC/300ºF/Gas Mark 3 for approximately 35 minutes or until the soufflés have just set. 7. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly (don’t panic as they will drop!). Turn out of moulds and place on greased greaseproof paper the same way up as they came out of the moulds. Allow to cool, refrigerate. 8. Place 1/2 the strawberries in a saucepan with 1 split vanilla pod, sugar and basil stalks. Simmer until slightly softened, remove from heat and allow to cool, strain, saving the juice and refrigerate.

EVERYTHING UP UNTIL THIS STAGE SHOULD BE PREPARED A DAY IN ADVANCE On the day 1. Leave the soufflés on the greaseproof paper and place on a baking tray in a moderately hot oven 190º/350ºF/Gas Mark 5 for 6 minutes. 2. Add the chopped basil to the cooked strawberries, divide between the six plates, placing in the centre, finish with the fresh strawberries around the plate Remove the soufflés (which should have risen, fingers crossed!) from the oven and place on top of the poached strawberries and pour the cooking syrup that you have saved around the plate.

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Household money saving tips Household tweaks could buy you a summer holiday Remember when summer meant endless sunny days and the heating could be switched off until autumn? Now gloomy weather is pushing up heating bills and sending the cost of living skyrocketing. Yet a few household changes could save you a small fortune, according to award-winning financial solutions business, Baines & Ernst. The company’s new Infographic “Live More Economically and Save the Planet” is full of costcutting tips designed to reduce spending and improve energy efficiency. “By adopting the main money-saving recommendations in our Infographic, you could save hundreds of pounds each year. That’s money that could be used to pay off debts, build up savings or even to escape the British summer for a holiday abroad,” said a Baines & Ernst spokesperson. “Some of the greatest savings are to be found by making your home more energy efficient and carefully planning your food shop each week. It takes a bit of effort but it is well worth it. You’re better off and the planet benefits from reduced carbon emissions.” The Baines & Ernst Infographic, can viewed by visiting www.bainesandernst.co.uk/infographics/liveeconomically-save-planet/ It reveals that heating the home accounts for 68% of energy consumption, 15% goes on heating water and 15% on lighting and appliances. But with utility costs on the increase, more of us are being pushed into fuel poverty. This is defined as a household that spends more than 10% of its income on fuel. In 2004, two million homes were in the fuel poverty bracket and by 2010 the figure had more than doubled and continues to rise.

“We hope our Infographic will be a reminder and an incentive for people to cut their living costs and adhere to the old adage: ‘waste not, want not’. It could be well worth it.” Cost Cutting Tips by Baines & Ernst *Around 12% of heat is lost through draughts. So simple draught-proofing measures, such as insulation strips on your window frames and loft hatches and keyhole and letterbox covers can save £55 a year. *Over a quarter of heat can be lost through the roof. Insulating your loft properly can save £100 a year. Around 18% of heat loss seeps through the windows but with effective, modern double glazing you can save £140 a year. *Take a five-minute shower. Baths hold 90 litres of water and cost about £1 each and showers use nine litres a minute, which means you save around 50p per person, per day. *Over the next five years it is almost certain that energy prices will rise. Switching supplier can save you over £200 a year. www.moneysavingexpert.com has some great advice. *Washing at 30 degrees uses 40% less energy than a hot wash and switching off appliances on standby can save £20 a year. *Lowering your room temperature by a degree reduces your heating bill by 10% a year and investing in the latest energy-saving light bulbs saves £10 a year. *The average family wastes £480 a year on food they never eat. Make a meal plan for the week and only buy what you need, while shopping around for the best deals and money off vouchers from sites such as www.vouchercodes.co.uk

“With 33% of heat lost through walls, insulation is a major money saver, but as heat loss is invisible, many people don’t feel motivated to tackle it. You can’t see your hard-earned money seeping out of the windows and walls. Plus electricity and gas meters tend to be tucked away out of sight so you aren’t reminded of your usage,” said a Baines & Ernst spokesperson.

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Is now the time to consider an electric car? More people are considering electric cars, but what are the primary considerations? The environmental impact: Electric vehicles do not emit any pollutants at the point of use. The CO2 produced is directly related to how the electricity it uses to charge is produced. Using the current standard UK electricity supply, an electric vehicle produces up to 40% less CO2 than a similar petrol or diesel vehicle. As most electric vehicle owners are motivated by reducing carbon emissions, using dirty electricity makes little sense. Therefore the natural complement to the green credentials of an electric car is a solar PV installation. East Green Energy has recently installed an electric charging point and here the electricity supplied is taken directly from the Solar panels on its roof. Therefore at the point of use, no CO2 is released. The good news is that East Green Energy offer the charging for free - just use the sunlight to power your car! The cost: There are many savings to be made such as no road tax, lower fuel costs, less affect from fluctuating fuel prices, as well as lower maintenance costs (lack of complex gear parts can make electric vehicles cheaper to maintain) The major disadvantage of electric vehicles is their price. To help with the higher up-front cost, the Government is offering grants to

subsidise this - 25% off the purchase price of an electric or plug-in hybrid electric car up to a maximum of ÂŁ5000, or 20% towards the cost of electric or plug-in hybrid electric vans up to a maximum of ÂŁ8000. East Green Energy see the installation of their charging point as part of their on-going commitment to the environment and see it as a natural fit to their range of renewable technologies for greener living.

Further details: www.eastgreenenergy.co.uk/ East Green Energy offer free, no obligation site surveys. Call 01394 380557 or email info@eastgreenenergy.co.uk for an appointment.

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Yoxford Antiques and llamas too! Yoxford Antiques Centre and Gardens provides a showcase for a wide variety of dealers in antiques, collectables, vintage and arts and crafts products, with a wonderful range of items that will tempt every pocket. As a bonus, there are also over five acres of mature gardens and meadows free to explore, making a visit to the Centre a ‘trip out’ rather than just a shopping expedition. “When we came here, we were immediately struck by the light, uncluttered space in the Centre and the beautiful gardens,” said coowners Nigel Goose and Margaret Ward. “There seemed to be something for everyone. We were also struck by the friendly welcome from the staff, and this remains one of the hallmarks of the Centre.” Anything from quality furniture from the 17th century to the 1970s, longcase and wall clocks, silver and jewellery, ceramics, textiles and vintage clothing, to fireplaces, tools, pictures and books can be found inside, while

outside there is an extensive display of garden and architectural items. A terrace of brightly painted ‘beach huts’ adorn the exterior space, stocking original wooden and other crafts, vintage collectables and garden ornaments. The gardens are a delight in all seasons, planned to be informal and visitor-friendly, and with a growing collection of quirky statues. Dogs are welcome, as long as they stay on a lead! A sign from the gardens points towards the field where Larry, Humphrey and Charlie Brown, the Centre’s three alpacas, can be found – a great attraction for children and adults alike. While you are here visit The Flying Goose Café in the sunny courtyard. The emphasis here is on local and home-made produce. Not only does the café offer a range of teas and freshly ground Fair Trade coffee, but also a soup of the day, home-made cakes and scones, filled baguettes and bacon baps as well as daily specials, providing everything from a light snack to a full lunch.

Yoxford Antiques Centre is on the A1120, a mile from the A12 turn-off at Yoxford, just through the village. There is ample free parking, and a friendly welcome awaits all visitors. The Centre is fully adapted for disabled customers. For more information phone (01728 668844) or visit www.yoxfordantiques.com. 52


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Enter now for RHS Photographer of the Year Competition The hunt is on for the world’s best garden photographer as entry opens for the 2013 RHS Photography Competition. Images that celebrate the wonder and diversity of gardens as well as displaying artistry, creativity and technical excellence will be in with a chance of winning the coveted title of RHS Photographer of the Year and a £1000 prize. Now in its 17th year RHS Photographer of the Year has served as a stage for many renowned photographers and iconic images and is regarded as one of the most prestigious garden photography competitions in the world. Last year the competition attracted over eight thousand entries from across the globe. Amateur and professional photographers can submit images in six adult categories including seasons, wildlife and people in the garden as well as two categories specifically for under-18s. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category from an overall prize fund of £5500. The competition is open until 1 November 2013. Clive Nichols, judging panel chair, said, “Gardens and the natural world offer some of the most arresting, beautiful and challenging subjects a photographer

could wish for. Winners of RHS Photographer of the Year really represent the gold standard of garden photography. I look forward to judging what I’m sure will be an equally strong crop of entries this year.” Josie Elias, winner of RHS Photographer of the Year 2012, said, “Winning the competition was a huge honour and seeing my photograph all over the national and international press was very, very exciting. It led on to a whole new world of possibilities and the prestige of the title has really helped my career. I would encourage anyone, professional or amateur, garden lover or novice to enter.” The internationally renowned judging panel includes: Clive Nichols, one of the world’s finest flower and garden photographers; Chris Collins, well known horticulturalist and Blue Peter gardener; Nick Adsett, Group Product Director of The Great British Card Company; Chris Young, garden writer and Editor of The Garden and Carol Sheppard, RHS Images Manager. Entries can be submitted online at www.rhs.org.uk/photocomp until 1st November 2013.

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Essential guide & listings Key to listings  Theatre  Cinema  Arts  Music & Dance  Outdoor  Markets  Other

Bentwaters Cold War Museum 25th & 26th August

Monthly Meeting  5th July Glyn Jones presents: "Flying for Life", for more information see website: www.mhas.org.uk or call 01473 274300 Admission is £1.50 for members, £2.50 for nonmembers, Tickets not required... just turn up! The Martlesham Heath Avaition Society, The Main Hall, The Community Centre, Old Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath, 7.30pm,

Music For a Summer Evening  6th July An evening of entertainment by the Suffolk Singers, St Mary’s Church, Burgate, 7.30pm, Tickets cost £12.50, which includes a glass of pimms and canapés. For tickets call Gina Cole on 01379 783718

Music Day 

Guided Walk 

7th July Christchurch Park is the venue for the areas biggest free music festival. a free fun day out for all the family, Christchurch Park, Ipswich

Wed 17th July Suffolk Industrial Archaeology Society Meeting, Guided walk around the California area of Ipswich, led by Margaret Hancock, Archivist of the Ipswich Building Society. Meet outside the Cooperative store on Cauldwell Hall Road, at 7.15pm, California was developed from 1849 (the year of the California gold rush) by the Freehold Land Society, an early building society. Working people were enabled to buy property and thus became eligible to vote.

Lunchtime Lecture  Thu 11th July The Military Presence in Ipswich 1859-1959 by Taff Gillingham Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich, 1-1.50pm, Admission is free, with a retiring collection of £2pp

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Essential guide & listings Walking Book Group 

Suffolk Dog Day 

14th July Meet at The Library, Saxmundham, 10am, £1 Refreshments included, Read before the walk – Agatha Raisin & The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton, children, dogs and friends welcome, for more info call Liz Gleave on 01728 652440

28th July Top day for Dogs organised on behalf of The Suffolk Foundation. Classes start at 11.30am Every dog must have his day and in 2013 its July 28th. You’d be barking to miss the chance to celebrate our canine companions in all their guises. Helmingham Hall, Helmingham, www.suffolkdogday.com

Weapons and Warriors Academy  22nd August – 26th August Train in the art of combat and learn about what it takes to be a warrior. Practice your fighting skills with a range of weapons and why not have a go at our fun warrior trail. Times: 11am - 4pm. Suitable for Families. Booking Not Necessary. English Heritage Customer Services: 0870 333 1181, Framlingham Castle, Church Street, Framlingham

Foodie Fun Day  28th July All the fun of the fair arrives at Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm with a real emphasis on celebrating farming and fantastic foodie produce in Britain, the event has something for everyone. With brilliant foodie stands, to crafty ideas, chef demonstrations and producer workshops there really are loads for the whole family to do. For the children there are all the usual farm animals to see including Gigi the Golden Gurnsey Goat, as well as cupcake decorating, children’s pizza making, face painting and

much more. There will also be a bar and BBQ to enjoy which will feature the farms very own produce as well as some fantastic local beer. 10am - 5pm, Normal admission charges apply, Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, Mill Lane, Baylham

Knights and Princess School  July 29th – 2nd August Give that toy sword a whirl or put on your prettiest dress and head back in time for activities on a medieval theme. Transform yourself into a noble lord in squire training, and even try on armour in this academy for budding knights and princesses. Times: 11am-4pm. Suitable for Families. Booking Not Necessary. English Heritage Customer Services: 0870 333 1181. See website for prices. Framlingham Castle , Church Street, Framlingham

Farmers Markets Aldeburgh Farmers Market

Halesworth Produce Market

Aldeburgh Church Hall, 3rd Saturday of the month. From 9.0012.30pm

2nd Saturday monthly. Contact: 01223 457524

Assington Farmers Market Held on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 10-2pm at The Barn, Assington, CO10 5LW

Felixstowe Market Every Sunday, Adjacent to Arwela Road, off Sea Road, 8am to 4pm. Clothes, household items, plants, books.

Framlingham Market Every Saturday in The Square

Jimmy’s Farm Farmers Market Pannington Hall, Wherstead. 9am1pm (1st Saturday of every month)

Snape Maltings Farmers Market 1st Saturday of each month from 9.30 am to 1pm, with free car parking, shops, galleries and river walks. On Saturday 7th April (Easter Saturday) is a special market with an Easter Egg Hunt for children and over 30 producers.

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Essential guide & listings Festival of Classic and Sports Cars  4th August The event attracts classic and sports car owners who exhibit their cars some of which parade up and down the main drive on the two concourse runs throughout the day. Over 700 vehicles attend, representing the last 10 decades of motoring history. This amazing collection of vehicles is displayed against the magnificent back-drop of Helmingham Hall and its surrounding moat which sits in the middle of the ancient deer park. 10am – 5pm, Helmingham Hall, Helmingham,

Suffolk Coast Bike Ride  4th August Join a beautiful summer‘s day cycling in the tranquil Suffolk countryside to raise money for the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich. Starting and finishing at the elegant Elizabethan mansion of Glemham Hall, there’s a choice of two routes of 35 & 60 miles, 8am to 5pm, £20.00 (£17.50 / £8 in advance), 01179 897080

Guided Walk  11th August Enjoy a fully guided walk around the Helmingham Estate guided by the Estate Forester. Learn about the red and fallow deer within the 400-acre park who have been here for many centuries as well as many other fascinating stories regarding historic Helmingham. Let the Estate Forester, who has a vast depth of knowledge regarding the historic & ancient trees, as well as other wildlife guide you on this exciting and informative journey! The guided walk is approximately 7 miles long

Northgate High school PTA are putting on a Craft Fayre/shopping event at Northgate on Sunday 27th October 2013. A group of parents and teachers regularly fund raise towards funds for the school and pupils, this includes the head and deputy head mistress.

Festival of Classic and Sports Cars - 4th August and will take around 2.5 - 3 hours and guests are welcome to explore the Grade 1 Listed gardens, shops and The Coach House Tearooms before and after the walk. Tickets (£15) must be bought in advance, please contact: 01473 890799 or events@helmingham.com

Live 80s Music  16th August Don't miss a fantastic night of live 80's music with the amazing Wild Boys, widely regarded as the best 80's function band in the UK today for only £20 per person! Complete the evening by joining a delicious BBQ for £5 per person (please prebook) Doors open at 7.30pm, last entry 8.30p and the band begins a 9pm. Fancy dress optional with a prize for the best 80's outfit, Ufford Park Hotel, Ufford, 01394 383555

The PTA normally raise money via quiz nights, so this is the first Fayre they have oraginsed and they hope it will be busy due to the amount of pupils attending the school. There are already 25 stallholders booked but they can accommodate 40, so if you would like to book a stall please contact

Open Day - Bentwaters Cold War Museum  25th & 26th August Visit the unique museum at the former RAF Bentwaters, housed in the former hardened wing operations command post, the only such one open to the public in Europe, an ideal all weather attraction. See the fully restored operations rooms, as well as large exhibition rooms featuring the history of the "twin bases" of RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk 10am - 4pm, Adult £5.00 Child (14 & under) Free Concessions £4.00 www.bcwm.org.uk

Sarah Cathrell via email sarah.catherall@yahoo.co.uk. The cost of a stall is £15 for a 6ft table plus a donation prize towards the tombola. The fayre takes place on Sunday 27th October 2013 10am till 4pm. There is free parking and refreshments available.

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We take a look at The Good, The Bad and The Ugly! of the new releases at the cinema. Despicable Me 2 Gru and his minions ae back. Since adopting his three daughters, Margo, Edith and Agnes, he's retired his villainous ways. But his new calm and unexciting life takes an unexpected turn when he is recruited by Lucy Wilde and Silas Ramsbottom of the Anti-Villain League, albeit forcibly at first, to help fight against a new super criminal named Eduardo, who is operating on a global scale.

The Internship Salesmen, Billy and Nick, are laid off from work for not being up to date with the digital age. On the hunt for new opportunites, and to prove that they're not dinosaurs, the pair decide to apply for a highly-coveted internship at Google. However, a whole battalion of bright, young, tech-savvy college students are also competing for the slot.

The World’s End Stunning photo-realistic computer-generated animation transports audiences back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland ocean divided North America in two. The film will follow a curious and adventurous dolichorynchops (familiarly known as a 'dolly') as she travels through life's stages, experiencing the world from her spot near the bottom of the food chain. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star.

One Direction: This is Us A documentary following the global adventures of the One Direction boys as they take on and conquer the world, starting off as third runners up on The X-Factor and ending up international superstars.

Sneak Peek: Some of the others coming soon THE TOMB — September

A MOST WANTED MAN – November

ELYSIUM — September

ANCHORMAN: The Legend Continues – December

JUSTIN AND THE KNIGHTS OF VALOUR – September

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What we are reading… Gone Girl –

Gillian Flynn

'What are you thinking, Amy?' The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: 'What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?' Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war...

The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life: How to Love Food, Lose Weight and Keep it Off for Good! - Si King and Dave Myers Si King and Dave Myers, aka the Hairy Bikers, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their unique blend of tasty recipes, cheeky humour and motorbike enthusiasm for years now. Their book, The Hairy Dieters has sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK and this, their second diet book, delivers even more low-cal family favourites. Packed with 80 delicious low-calorie recipes, tips, and techniques to learn, this collection of diet recipes is the Hairy Bikers at their best.

The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat – James Bowen James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together. In the years since their story ended in the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob, James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world. Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even lifethreatening danger. As they high five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he's taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he's learnt from his street-wise cat.

Sane New World: Taming the Mind – Ruby Wax Ruby Wax is a comedian, writer and mental health campaigner, in this new book she shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. This book aims to help you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, with this manual to saner living.

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EATING OUT … Our Top Rated Eateries in and around Ipswich

Mediterranean Restaurants Türquoise

Aqua Eight 8 Lion Street 218989 Berridges 4 Dial Lane 225525 Bistro on the Quay 3 Wherry Quay 286677 The Brasserie 16 Falcon Street 230185 Buttermans Woolverstone 780803 Church’s Hatton Court 219138 Dhaka Restaurant 6 Orwell Place 251397 The Fountain Tuddenham St Martin 785377 Hintlesham Hall Hintlesham 652334 Mariners Neptune Quay 289748 K Bar and Grill 33/7St Nicholas St 215721 The Last Anchor Haven Marina 214763 The Manor Restaurant Belstead 684241 Milsoms at Kesgrave Hall Kesgrave 333741 Quayside 12 Regatta Quay 218811 Salthouse Harbour Salthouse Quay 226789 Seckford Hall Woodbridge 01394 385678 The Townhouse 4A Orwell Place 230254 The Valley Fynn Valley Golf Club 785202 Ufford Park Hotel Melton 01394 383555

Wine Bars and Bistros Arlingtons Bowmans Church’s Curve Bar Degero Isaacs K Bar and Grill Poets Bistro Quayside The Waterfront Arthur Ransome Zing

13 Museum St Falcon Street Hatton Court 58 Princes Street 11 St Nicholas St 7 Wherry Quay 33/7 St Nicholas St 1 Arcade St 12 Regatta Quay 15 Regatta Quay Tower Street 10 Tacket St

230293 218118 219138 212008 213010 259952 215721 225995 218811 226082 341920 280000

Fusion Restaurants Mizu Noodle Bar

10 Cornhill

288839

18 Tacket Street Neptune Marina Foundry Lane 3 St Peters St St Nicholas Centre 19 Buttermarket

288222 210620 295230 251438 298508 212392

Leading Cafés Caffé Basso Coffeelink Danceeats! Café Saints Café Bar The Sanctuary Patisserie Valerie

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25 St Nicholas St

281131

Mexican Restaurants Chimichanga

Cardinal Park

254112

Indian Restaurants A Passage to India Gandhi Indian Palace Karalam Maharani Masha Orissa Sonar Bagla Balti Taj Mahal Zaika

27-29 Fore St 8 St Peter’s St 39 Upper Orwell St 24 St Helens St 46 Norwich Rd 200 St Helens St 10-12 St Nicholas St 37 Woodbridge Rd 40-42 Norwich Rd 17 St Nicholas St

281110 286058 212414 288599 232266 255236 232439 210763 210722 210110

Chinese Restaurants East Ocean Golden Dragon Mister Wing New Century Trongs

25 Fore St Cardinal Park 7 St Helen’s St 71 St Matthews St 23 St Nicholas St

255545 232888 212885 233388 256833

Thai Restaurants Baipo Thai Kwan Thai

63 Upper Orwell St 14 St Nicholas St

218402 253106

Brazilian Restaurants Rios Brazil

28 Gt Coleman St

222335

Turkish Restaurants Alaturka

9 Gt Coleman St

233448

National Chains Ask Frankie & Benny’s Loch Fyne Nandos Pizza Express Pizza Express Zizzi

Cardinal Park Cardinal Park 1 Duke St Cardinal Park 24-26 Lloyds Ave 13 Regatta Quay 11/13 St Nicholas St

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Ipswich Public Houses The Arboretum The Black Tiles The Brewery Tap The Dove The Fat Cat Gardeners Arms The Greyhound Mambos The Spread Eagle The Woolpack

43 High Street Martlesham 1 Cliff Road St Helens St 288 Spring Rd 77 Fore Hamlet 9 Henley Road 4-6 Queens St 1-3 Fore Street 1 Tuddenham Rd

222177 624038 225501 211270 726524 231177 252862 219228 256093 253059

Woodbridge Eateries (01394) The Anchor The Angel Crown Hotel East Coast Diner The Galley Grove House Hotel The King’s Head Notcutts Gdn C’tre Old Belle & St’yard Riverside Savola at The Bull Hotel Seckford Hall Hotel Wild St’berry Café W’bridge Fine Food Ufford Park Hotel The Plough The Duke of York The Table The Castle

Quay Street Theatre Street Thoroughfare 2 Church Street Market Hill Grove Road Market Hill Ipswich Rd 103 New Street Quayside Market Hill Woodbridge 19a Market Hill New St Melton Sutton Woodbridge Quay St Bredfield

382649 383808 384242 389076 380055 382202 387750 445400 382933 382587 382089 385678 388881 610000 383555 411785 386347 382428 385927

The Parade Thorpeness High Street 77 High Street 171 High Street Wentworth Rd Market Cross Place

452071 454994 452250 453377 452011 452312 452720

Bromeswell (01394) The British Larder

Orford Road

Dunwich

123 Undercliff Road 128 Hamilton Road Hamilton Road

621232 723521

Orford (01394) Butley Oysterage Market Hill 450277 Crown and Castle Orford 450205 The Froize Inn The Street, Chillesford 450282 The Jolly Sailor Quay St 450243 The Kings Head Front St 450271 Lady Florence River Cruises 07831 698298

Saxmundham (01728) The Bell Hotel

High Street

602331

The Boathouse milsoms Le Talbooth Bildeston Crown The Sun Inn

Mill Lane, Dedham 323153 Stratford Rd, Dedham 322795 Gun Hill 323150 High Street 01449 740510 High Street, Dedham 323531

Snape (01728) Plough & Sail The Crown

Snape Maltings Snape

688413 688324

Harbour Inn The Lord Nelson The Sole Bay Inn

Backshore East Street East Green

722381 722079 723736

648219

Thorpeness (01728)

Felixstowe (01394) The Alex Cafe Bencotto Orwell Hotel

3 Church Street Market Hill

Southwold Pubs (01502) 460310

Dunwich (01728) The Ship Inn

The Lemon Tree The Crown

Stour Valley Area (01206)

Eateries Further Afield! Aldeburgh (01728) The Brudenell Hotel The Dolphin Fish & Chip Shop The Lighthouse Regatta Restaurant The Wentworth The White Lion

Framlingham (01728)

Hotel & Golf Club 282958 276745 285511

Lakeside Ave

452176

Walberswick (01502) The Bell Inn

Ferry Rad

723109

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