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Christmas is nearly here, lots of decorations to hang and presents to buy but most of all lots of kind words to wish everyone. I would like to say that I am extremely proud and thankful to all my team of distributors who have delivered the magazines I produce through the pandemic and wish them a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2022. Keep safe!!

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WINTER WARMERS MULLED WINE Wander through any high street or Christmas market and you’ll catch a delicious waft of something undeniably festive – the sweet, spiced, citrus fragrance of mulled wine. It’s the perfect warming winter drink to keep out the chills and add a little festive cheer, and the fragrance is so evocative, it’s found in scented candles and room diffusers - it always makes me think of Christmas! The recipe for mulled wine was first brought to Britain by the Romans in the 2nd century they used the hot, sweet and spiced alcoholic blend as a tonic to revive exhausted messengers, after they had run huge distances in arduous conditions. The warming combination of sugar, alcohol and spices continued to be popular as a winter pick-me-up, although it may have evolved a little over time. The drink as we know it today hasn’t changed much since the mid-19 th century, when Mrs Beeton added her own version of the recipe to her famous Book of Household Management, which appeared in all the best Victorian homes. Whether you choose to make a non-alcoholic version with apple juice as the main ingredient, or prefer a mulled cider to red wine, the basic recipe is the same – to every 750ml bottle, add 200ml water, 100g sugar, 100ml orange juice and spices - cinnamon, cloves and grated nutmeg - and heat gently to simmering point, but don’t let it boil. Stir the mixture frequently as the aromas increase and you’ll help all the lovely flavours to infuse, then once you’ve checked it’s sweet enough for your liking, just strain the bits out and serve with orange slices to garnish. If you’re short of time, spice infusing bags can come in handy – no need to strain the mixture, just pop a couple of the little bags in and heat as usual.

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rots can also be sown in July and August and left in for Christmas. Parsnips are just coming into their own after some frost on their roots. Not many of us have room for a walnut or sweet chestnut in our gardens but hazels are lovely shrubs and can be grown as small trees. Just get to the cobs before the rodents in early autumn! We can all do our bit to make sure white Christmases aren’t consigned to history and keep the festival spirit flowing.

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We’re seeing in the New Year with a bang and we want to celebrate with you!

Buy tickets at www.thevenuebrackley.co.uk or ask behind the bar. Email: The lifeinbrackley@gmail.com Venue at Brackley Town Football Club, 25 Churchill Way, Brackley, NN13 7DZ


Brackley Town’s Terrific Start... photo provided by Brian Martin

Brackley Town’s terrific start to the Vanarama National League North season has continued with Kevin Wilkin’s side right at the top of the table in the mix. The success is built on a solid defence that achieved no fewer than 9 clean sheets from the first 12 league games – a remarkable statistic. Lee Ndlovu was top scorer with 9 goals from this opening spell with Matt Lowe and young Twariq Yusuf also among the goals.

New players introduced to the squad in pre-season including Louis Lomas have settled quickly and a later addition, midfielder Jordan Richards, has also made a place his own. Several games at the start of the season were called off due to Covid but measures put in place have been effective and the season is currently proceeding without disruption. Exit from the FA Cup was a disappointment losing out to fellow step 6 side Guiseley in a midweek replay in Leeds, especially after last season’s exciting run to the second round going

down narrowly at Tranmere Rovers. Guiseley went on to play at AFC Wimbledon. Saints have traditionally fared well in the FA Trophy, winning the competition memorably in 2018 in that dramatic penalty shoot-out against Bromley at Wembley. This season’s competition is underway with lower league clubs entering the early rounds. We shall soon discover who stands in Brackley’s way of cup progression. Match reports, match previews and news is all on the club website along with details of forthcoming events at The Venue.

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EVENTS

Top Station Road, Brackley NN13 7UG

Textile Art & Craft Workshops

Every Mon, Wed & Thurs

new studio now open!

MOYLAN SCHOOL OF DANCE at Waynflete Infants School Hall Classe for Children & Adults For details contact Gabrielle Butler 01280 706876 or visit www.brackley-dance.co.uk

Crafts • Needlefelting Embroidery • Knitting Textile Art • Weaving Felting • Block Printing Sewing • Crochet Workshops and courses

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

Allotment (starting September) Walking Group (starting September) Activities Events our website is www.mentalhealthfriends.co.uk Email:- admin@mentalhealthfriends.co.uk Mobile:- 07840959349 This is the link to our closed Brackley Facebook Community group. https://www.facebook.comgroups/2278024829136675/ We also have a national chat and support group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2442714289123922/

BRACKLEY & DISTRICT U3A

BRACKLEY & DISTRICT U3A wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year. Make the most of life once you’re no longer in full time work by exploring new ideas, skills and interests with your local u3a. Venue: Brackley Methodist Church at 10.00 am Christmas social - singing, sketch, poems, a monologue PLUS MINCE PIES! Thursday 16th December 2021 Wallis Simpson and the 1936 Constitutional Crisis by Roy Smart Thursday 20th January 2022 For further information contact memsec.brackleyu3a@gmail.com. Registered Charity No. 1180180

For beginners and improvers After school & holiday clubs 1-2-1 lessons available Crafty Parties

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Sew 'n' Sews Quilting Group

welcomes new members to join us in Towcester for our varied programme of guest speakers, projects and workshops. For more information contact Gina Scull on 01327 857892.

Helmdon Christmas Fair with Father Christmas. In the Reading Room, Church Street. Between 1:00 and 4:00 on

Saturday 11 December

Brackley & District Bowls Club and our web site for more information. www. brackleydistrictbowlsclub.co.uk.

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