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Welcome Summer is here! Hooray! Let’s get those BBQs sizzling and summer tunes playing as we enjoy more time outside and in our gardens. Speaking of which, our Twyford Pantry this issue focuses on Al Fresco dining. Yum! Have you seen our brand new Food and Drinks Guide? We are really pleased to have finally launched it and over the months watch it grow. You can expect to find your favourite restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars with regular featured restaurants and reviews. Turn to page 30 to check it out! This issue also welcomes a new fitness column from personal trainer, Richard Roach, who I have to say from personal experience is excellent at what he does. Our MK Dons competition takes its end of season break for one issue, but you can still enter our other competitions, WIN a signed copy of Username: Regenerated signed by author Joe Sugg kindly donated by Cole’s Books and you have a chance to WIN £25 of Gardening vouchers from Buckingham Garden Centre. If you want to share any exciting news you have with the local community we will do our best to include it in our magazine or on our social media – simply email laura@communitycontact.co.uk

Competition Winners! A BIG Congratulations to Jimmy Tuck of Mursley who won the family of four tickets to watch MK Dons v Sheffield United. The winners of the £25 Buckingham Garden Centre vouchers are Chris & Angela Sutton of Padbury and Josie Whitehead of Buckingham. And last but not least, Tony Wells is the winner of Mad Dog An Englishman, signed by Lewis Moody. Laura and Neil

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RecEnvo

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Fitness Advice from Richard Roach

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Stockwood Osteopathic are on the move

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Weight loss myths from SML Diet

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Summer Holiday Clubs Sports 4 All

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Events Calendar

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In Your Garden with Chris Day from Buckingham Garden Centre

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Win Garden Centre Vouchers

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NEW - Food and Drinks Guide

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Food and Drink Advertiser Guide

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The Twyford Pantry

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Chickens as Pets Advice

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Buckingham Literary Festival

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The Hidden Quarter Buckingham

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Username: Regenerated by Joe Sugg Review

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Win a signed copy of Username: Regenerated by Joe Sugg

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Kids Corner

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Adult Puzzles

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MK Dons 2017/18 Season Tickets Now On Sale

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WIN MK Dons Match Tickets

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Hello and welcome to RecEnvo (Reclaiming the Environment) We are open from 10am Saturday the 29th April 2017. Who are we at RecEnvo? Each one of us knows that we have a responsibility to do “our bit� for the environment, from putting out the recycling to purchasing everyday house hold items stamped with various symbols giving endorsement to our eco consciousness. Our eco-consciousness has been further expanded by our awareness of unfair trade, poor working conditions and exploitation of cheap labour. RecEnvo is a business which has been founded to help empower the eco-conscious consumer providing goods which have been ethically and sustainably sourced. We work with a local & global community of business people to bring you goods which have been sourced with the goal of reclaiming the environment and empowering lives. In one retail space, you will not only find quality products but you will also find a life story which you will become part of. There are other outlets out there that sell some ethical products but in RecEnvo we bring all our products to you with stories from suppliers that show how our customers are helping them to sustain a fair and successful living and working environment where adults do the work and children go to school just like our kids and grandkids. Please join us in our story at: RecEnvo 6b Market Hill Buckingham MK18 1JN

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3 Important Considerations When Returning to Fitness I’m a Rich, a local personal trainer and head coach of Intent 2 Improve (www. intent2improve.com). My clients vary from people hitting 40 and realising they want to run a marathon, through to fat loss for summer holiday’s and pensioners wanting to stay strong and trim. Returning to fitness after some time away from consistent training can be daunting, in this short column I have outlined three principles that will stand you in good stead so that the next time you return is the last time you ever have to. 1. Train Smart, Train Forever If you have kids, you’ll have taught them this kind of thing before. Brush your teeth so they don’t decay later, sit up straight so you don’t develop bad posture. Yet so often as adults we expect to be able to buy a gym membership and immediately become a superhero. I understand the desire to achieve results rapidly, it’s human nature to shoot for the best case scenario. But unless there is an impending deadline (E.g. Holiday in 8 weeks) you’ll be much better off taking a step back and looking at the longer term. Don’t push yourself to the absolute limits from day one, start at a tolerable baseline and build with momentum. As an example, if you can hold a plank position with good technique for 30 seconds, don’t aim for 45 seconds and let technique slip to get you there. Stick with 30 seconds, but maybe do 3 rounds of that 30 in week 1, week 2 do 4 rounds, week 3 do 5 rounds and so on. That way you’re not compromising technique, but the total amount of time/demand on your

core is increasing (improving) week on week. 2. Hire Help! Yes I’m biased as a personal trainer myself but it is so important that you treat your body and health with the respect it deserves. You wouldn’t dream of attempting a complicated dental procedure on yourself, yet every man and his dog are self-certified fitness experts. Yes the basics are very simple; move more and eat less. But to have a program that brings significant improvements, is enjoyable and isn’t going to hurt you is more omplicated than you might think. By investing in fitness you literally have the opportunity to purchase health and happiness, now who wouldn’t want to buy that!? 3. Be Reasonable In Your Expectations I’ve already mentioned how it’s human nature to shoot for the best case scenario, but if you can avoid being overzealous in your expectations then you are far more likely to achieve amazing results long-term. The power is in long-term momentum. So many people throw in the towel after a few weeks because they feel they’re not seeing results fast enough, but follow the first two principles, trust the process, stay consistent and you’re well on your way to being fitter, stronger and happier. If you have any questions or wish to make an enquiry please contact me and I’d be happy to help - info@intent2improve.com. All the best, Rich.

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STOCKWOOD ARE ON THE MOVE There are exciting times ahead for Stockwood Osteopathic & Sports Injury Clinic. Established in 2002, the Buckingham branch has been operating out of Bourton Mill Health & Leisure Club for the last 12 years but it now set to move to a much larger, ground floor premises, just a few minutes away at Unit 6, Homeground, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham, MK18 1UH.

mobility. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, instead they use manual techniques including soft tissue massage, stretching, deep fascia release, mobilisation and manipulation of joints to balance all the systems of the body to promote overall good health and well-being. For further information please visit our website at www.999ost.co.uk or call us on 01280 390 760 to arrange an appointment. We look forward to welcoming our patients new and established at our new premises from June 2017.

We are located directly opposite the Buckingham Snooker Club and the Buckingham Household Waste and Recycling Centre. There is easy parking on-site and our new ground floor premises facilitate easy access. Osteopathic treatment assists the body to minimise pain reduce stress and improve mobility, allowing the body to heal itself. Osteopathy is suitable for the whole family young and old - age is no restriction as each treatment is tailored to the individual patient based on their own health and

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There seems to be a few myths surrounding weight loss especially when that loss comes from using a meal replacement plan. I remember a while back, I was stood in my sons playground and a mum asked if I had lost weight. Flattered, I said yes so we started to talk about how I had managed to lose 3 stone in a short period of time. As soon as I mentioned I had lost it with the SMLDiet, she started to tell me how Meal Replacement diets were dangerous & she knew someone who had lost weight with a similar plan only to go and put it all back on again within a few months. This has always stayed in my mind. You see, I consider myself to be an informed person and know what I should and shouldn’t eat to maintain my weight & yes. I have been that yo-yo dieter where I have lost the weight, celebrated that weight loss with a takeaway and then comforted myself with ice cream over my weight gain and I have also been that person who then wonders why I am gaining weight and blames everyone and everything apart from myself. If I’m being honest, weight gain will happen to anyone no matter how they lose the weight. If we go back to eating how we used to and celebrating the fact it’s a weekend with a takeaway or comfort ourselves with chocolate when we are feeling low, we will put ALL the weight back on again but our bodies aren’t sponges. It’s not like the moment we come off our diet plans, our bodies go ‘right. Well that was a waste of time’ and sucks every morsel of fat from our food intake. In fact, in order for us to gain just 1lb of weight, we need to eat 3,500 calories MORE than our bodies need for nutritional purposes. That can easily be done in a weekend with fine dining and takeaways with loved ones. Another myth I hear around meal replacement dieting is that it’s a faddy diet and is dangerous. Meal replacement diets have been used in the NHS and private practices for over 20 years. They

are often used when a patient is about to undergo a gastric band to help them lose weight quickly. Any diet can be dangerous if in the wrong hands and unfortunately, I have seen diet plans pop up where I think wow that can’t be good for the health. However, I’m so thankful that over the last 10 years that I have worked as a weight management counsellor, so much research has gone into the meal replacement industry, the products and the weight loss plans themselves. For example, SMLDiet meal replacements contain at least 25% of the RDA for essential vitamins and minerals so whilst you are losing weight, your body is happy & healthy. In fact, when I lost my 3 stone on the SMLDiet, I never felt so healthy! Although we are a national company and have clients all over the UK & Europe, I also regularly see some of our clients for weigh in’s and chats to help spur them on to hit their goals. It’s a great feeling when you chat to a client and they say ‘hey Ally, I lost 9lbs this week’ or ‘I got into a lower dress size’ it’s such a wow feeling. Our weigh ins are free and so is our support so if you fancy losing weight, then give us a call on 01280 816933, drop me an email at wecare@thesmldiet.co.uk or place your order online at www.thesmldiet.com.

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It’s our 10ᵗh birthday, and we’ve introduced a new loyalty card as a thank you for choosing to shop with us. Pop in and pick up yours today! Our two lovely stores are filled with our trademark style of easy wear clothing and accessories, including British brands A Postcard from Brighton, Joss & Florence, Ginger Toby and lots more. With free parking at both locations, it’s never been so easy to be Beautifully Different. Open Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm Delighting Customers since 2007

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Come & Join Us This Summer Holiday For Our Holiday Club & Football Camp at Bourton Meadow and Grendon Underwood All our clubs run in every single half term and school holidays 8am-6pm. Please check our website for all the camp dates Holiday Club - 8am-6pm Themed Days / Arts and Crafts / S4A Bake Off Dance and Drama / Multisports / Zorbing / Bug Hunting Games / Ipad Club / Take a break in our film hub / Breakfast, Morning & Afternoon snacks included Flexible hours to suit your needs! Football Camp - 9am - 3pm (* Bourton Meadow only) All abilities welcome Tournament days / Zorb football / Become an Ultimate S4A player by collecting the different trophy bands at each camp Before and after care in our Holiday Club available

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1st June - Boogienotes Music Presents: Miles Nottage and his Rhythm & Blues Band in Concert | Stowe House | £15 1st June - Mr Duck - Magician | Venue: Buckingham Old Gaol | Tickets available from Old Gaol £3 |Advised to buy tickets in advance. No unaccompanied children. 3rd June - Young farmers Country Show info@buckinghamcountryshow.com Venue: Home Farm, Foscote 14th June - Tango Siempre Present, Tangomotion Stowe School - 8PM | TICKET £16 / £14 CONCESSIONS 24th June - Finca El Monte’s 4th Birthday Bash! Join Finca’s birthday bash with tapas, cake and sangria! A grand raffle with all proceeds going to Ripple Africa and artisan stalls in the garden. Venue: Finca El Monte, 7a Well Street - 11am – 4pm 17th June - Civic Day Venue: Buckingham Old Gaol 18 - 24th June - Buckingham Fringe week Daily, Flora Thompson Exhibition starts today in the Court Yard. Commemorating 70th anniversary of her death. Venue: Buckingham Old Gaol - 10.00-16.00 24th June - Tingewick Fete, Beer Festival & Classic Car Show At the Recreation Ground. Side shows, dog show, classic cars, music by Jazz Numbers & food. Also, a beer festival & music on the Friday evening 7 – 11pm with Bang Tail Feathers + support. Free entry on both days. 27th June - Oddsocks Productions present Macbeth Stowe School - 8PM | TICKETS, £16, £14 concessions, £10 students. Suitable for families with children over 8 years. 28th June - An Evening at Lark Rise - 19.30 Themed talks, entertainment and light refreshment. Tickets £5 from the museum shop 2nd July - Boogienotes Rock and Pop Choir - Stowe Arts 7PM | TICKETS £8 / £7 MEMBERS / £4 UNDER 16’S 6th July - The HandleBards present, As You Like It Stowe School - 7PM | TICKETS £15 / £10 CONCESSION Join their all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ like none other. 30th June - 2nd July - Buckingham Literary Festival Come and meet the array of literary talent that will be

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EVENTS coming to Buckingham at the end of June. For the full line up visit the website. Tickets from Old Gaol or the University Book shop 8th July - Big Blue Jump for Multiple Sclerosis Venue: Hinton Sky Dive Centre | www.mstrust.org.uk 9th July - Buckingham Tennis Club Open Day Chandos Park 9th July - Brackley Chamber Music Club Present, A Midsummer’s Eve Concert: Over the Hills and Far Away Stowe Arts - 7pm, TICKETS £12.50 / £10.00 HHA, ANNUAL PASS AND ARTS@STOWE MEMBERS. Tickets include a glass of wine 12th July - Buried around Buckingham: Summer exhibition Daily - 10.00-16.00 | Venue: Buckingham Old Gaol 15th - 23rd July - Buckingham Fringe Week Incorporating the Buckingham Dog event. A week of music, comedy and more. Watch for the Buckingham Fringe brochure coming through your door with information for all the events 16th July - British F1 Grand Prix 21st July - Opera Della Luna presents, PAGE 20 Das Spitzentuch der Königin │The Queen’s Lace Handkerchief by Johann Strauss. Stowe Arts | 7.30PM | TICKETS £30 17th – 24th July - FREE basketball sessions for young people. Chandos Park (8-12 yo) 5:30pm and Bourton Park (13 yo +) 6:45pm | Hour long turn up and play sessions with qualified coach, Coach Jenner. All equipment will be supplied. 22nd July - Blunderbus Presents: Dogs Don’t Do Ballet 2PM Outdoors – STOWE SCHOOL | TICKETS £8.50 The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreams! Bring your picnics any time from 1pm onwards. 29th July - Barrel of Laps - All Day Barrel Running Challenge, Beer and Wine Festival. www.barreloflaps.com | Venue: Claydon Estate 29th Jul - 5th Aug - SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE SCHOOL All Day, Stowe | Into The Woods, By Stephen Sondheim Ages: 10 to 18 years | A full seven days of fun, intense, professional workshops leading up to a performance of Into The Woods. Cost of Course: Residential Student: £565 (Incl. Vat) | Day Student: £340 (Incl. Vat)

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IN YOUR GARDEN

Topical advice from Buckingham Garden Centre’s, Chris Day

June 21st is the longest day of the year, and the extra light and warmth encourages the garden to put on an exuberant burst of growth. Great! However, this extra light and warmth also means weeds will sprout up from seemingly nowhere. Keep on top of them by hoeing regularly in dry conditions.

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ROPS Harvest your first early Potatoes from mid-June onwards. Take care when lifting the tubers not to damage them. The space vacated by the potato crop can be used for growing further rows of Peas (pictured), Beans (Dwarf French and/or Broad Beans) and Carrots, perhaps the easier to grow round varieties, such as ‘Atlas’ or ‘Rondo’. Elsewhere sow a range of leafy vegetables which can be grown as cut and come again, including: Basil, Chicory, Coriander, Chard, Corn Salad, Endive, Land Cress, Lettuce, Mizuna, Mustard, Pak Choi, Parsley, Radicchio, Rocket and Spinach. Crops usually grown for their roots such as Beetroot, Radish and Turnip also have leaves that are tasty when harvested young. Many of these we have as young plug plants, however you can buy vegetable seeds as individual varieties or look out for prepared salad seed mixes as this can be more economical. Those Tomatoes grown on a single stem (cordon) will need their side shoots removing regularly to encourage strong trusses of flowers so keeping the plant productive. AD’S TREAT A reminder, Father’s Day is on Sunday 18th June, so why not think about a gardening related gift to spoil him this year? Good gadget ideas include a new end of hose attachment for that summer watering and car washing, or a new gardening tool – a fork, spade, a kneeling mat or a pair of secateurs with a carry belt? Gardening gloves, in a wide range of durable designs are always a useful as well as practical gift. If growing things is your Dad’s thing, how about spoiling him with a fruit tree or perhaps a grape vine together with one of our locally sourced wines and micro-brewed beers - a perfect choice for a thirsty gardener! Please note you must be at least 18 years old to purchase alcohol!

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ATIO MAKEOVER As the weather continues to improve give your patio a mini makeover. You can add new pots, especially glazed and terracotta types, planted with colour, or introduce a raised bed for some home-grown veggie growing for the children to get involved in and to enjoy. If you are eating Al Fresco remember to have some citronella candles handy for later in the evening when the pesky mosquitoes come out and annoy everyone. Why not illuminate your garden with some Solar Lights this summer? Check out our new Smart Solar Flower Bloom designs, which adds elegance as well as practicality to your garden space?

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RUNE late spring and early summer-flowering shrubs such as Mock Orange (Philadelphus) and Weigela after flowering has finished. It is a good idea to cut back to shoots that bore flowers to strong young shoots lower down. Each year cut out up to 20 percent of ageing stems to near the base to help re-invigorate the plant. Once your first flush of roses have finished then cut the plants back by around half to encourage another flush of blooms on repeat-flowering varieties. Don’t forget to encourage balanced growth after pruning by applying a fertiliser such as Vitax Q4. Do this in July and again in early September to encourage flowering wood for next spring.

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ILY & ROSE FESTIVAL Make a date in your diary for the Evenley Wood Lily & Rose Festival on Sunday 25th June. A celebration of the summer’s most popular flowers is guaranteed with wonderful plantings of both species and varieties of Roses and Lilies in the 60-acre Evenley Wood Garden. To add to the occasion there will be good range of wholesome food and stalls, children’s activities between 10am-4pm on the day. BGC’s Chris Day will be giving an inspirational talk on ‘Re-inventing The Mixed Border’ to celebrate how roses and lilies can be used in the garden to best effect. Further details can be found at www. evenleywoodgarden.co.uk/whats-on/

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This is the second edition of the Community Contact Food and Drinks Guide. Here you can expect to find some of your favourite restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in an easy go-to guide. We have included a price tab, which is the average cost per person for two courses plus a drink, this is purely for guidance purposes only as prices can vary depending on what you choose. We will endeavor to state where wheel chair access is available by using the wheelchair symbol and include phone numbers, addresses, email addresses and opening times. To be included in this guide email laura@communitycontact.co.uk or call 07882194830. Tobys Restaurant - Winslow Three family members put their heads together and came up with a fabulous restaurant which they would love to share with you. Pop by and have a drink or even better a meal...!

Contact Information t. 01296 713222 e. tobyrtaylor@yahoo.co.uk w. www.tobysrestaurant.co.uk facebook. @Tobys.Restaurant Toby’s Restaurant, 1 Horn Street, Winslow, Bucks, MK18 3AQ

Open Air Foods - Buckingham Fusing together a passion for cooking alongside superb skills gained over the years to create fantastic, fresh and flavoursome food for private parties, street events and outdoor markets.

Contact Information t. 01280 811200 e. info@openairfoods.com w. www.openairfoods.com facebook. @openairfoods Manor Farm, Bourton Road, Buckingham, MK18 1DS

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A thatched country pub in Preston Bissett, Buckinghamshire serving hearty meals, fine wines & ales. First Friday of each month Lunch Special Special low cost 3 course meal for all to enjoy.

The Sow and Pigs - Poundon The home of swine dining. Serving great beer & homemade food. Food service (Opening Hours) Wed to Sat: 18:00 to 21:00 | Sat: 12:00 to 14:00

Contact Information t. 01869 277728 e. sowandpigspoundon@btinternet.com w. www.sowandpigspoundon.co.uk The Sow & Pigs, Main Street, Poundon, Oxfordshire, OX27 9BA

The Crown Inn - Twyford

Contact Information t. 01296 730216 e. contact@thecrowntwyford.co.uk w. www.thecrowntwyford.co.uk

The Woolpack - Buckingham Friendly, welcoming community pub that offers a great dining experience. Traditional British features with contemporary trends. Customers are met with a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere.

The Swan Inn - Great Horwood Serving fresh, quality food in superb surroundings with a great selection of wines, spirits and cocktails. Private functions and events catered for. Please call or email for details.

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A small, family run business with a quality of produce and farm to fork ethos being the top of our priorities. Serving breakfasts and lunch every Friday & Saturday from 8 a.m.

The Crown Inn, The Square, Twyford, Buckinghamshire MK18 4EG Contact Information t. 01280 817972 e. mail@buckinghamwoolpack.co.uk w. www.woolpackbuckingham.co.uk The Woolpack, 57 Well Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1EP Contact Information t. 01296 712556 e. Website Contact Form w. www.swaninngreathorwood.co.uk The Swan Inn, 1 Winslow Road, Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire MK17 0QN Contact Information t. 07954 152172 e. bourtonfarmedfoods@gmail.com w. www.bourtonfarmedfoods.co.uk Manor Farm, Bourton Buckingham, MK18 7DS

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COMMUNITY CONTACT MAGAZINE The Direct Pizza Company Takeaway collection counter | Free delivery within 4 miles | Online ordering available Two for One Tuesday - Every Tuesday. Collection Deal - £8.99 any pizza, any size. 25% off pizza when you spend £30 or more.

The Peri-Peri Chicken Company The grilled chicken comes in 4 levels of hotness..... Can you handle the heat? Free delivery within 4 miles Online ordering available Open noon till midnight every day

The Farm Deli - Winslow If you’re shopping or you just want to think about what to take home, take the time for a cuppa and a home-baked pastry or a slice of cake? Take a seat and contemplate the range of delicious treats in the store.

Prego, Italian Restaurant Friendly Mediterranean restaurant open for lighter bites, lunches and dinner, or just relax with a drink. Looking for a private function room? The Prego Wine Bar is available, contact us for details.

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The Black Boy, Oving In the heart of rural Buckinghamshire, The Black Boy was built circa 1524. Serving amazing food and drink in this unique setting, The Black Boy is a place you need to visit.

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Contact Information t. 01280 824894 e. directpizza1@gmail.com w. www.thedirectpizzaco.co.uk The Direct Pizza Company 25 Hillcrest Way, Buckingham, MK18 1HJ Contact Information t. 01280 815522 e. theperiperi@live.co.uk w. www.theperiperi.co.uk The Peri-Peri Company, 4 Homeground, Buckingham, MK18 1UH Contact Information t. 01296 712466 facebook. @thefarmdeliwinslow The Farm Deli, 14 High Street Winslow, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3HF

Contact Information t. 01280 821205 e. mail@pregorestaurants.com w. www.pregorestaurants.com Prego, 4 High Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1NT Contact Information t. 01296 641258 e. hello@theblackboyoving.co.uk w. www.theblackboyoving.co.uk Church Lane, Oving, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 4HN

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POUNDON OX27 9BA | 01869 277728

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The Twyford Pantry Isn’t it nice to see the sun making a breakthrough now and again?! It turns the mind to spending more time outside and for some of us, looking in the mirror and thinking about summer clothes and time for a bit of a slim down. Leo and I have been on a bit (I say in loose terms seeing as I hate being bound by rules when it comes to food!) of a carbfree/reduced diet. I have to say I feel better for it but yet to see enough progress. We’ve invested in the chef’s Tom Kerridge’s new book “Dopamine Diet” which focuses on this so I’ve included a great useful recipe from

“Lush” Toulouse Sausage Loaf (Serves 6)

there plus an easy Al Fresco menu including delicious halloumi cheese and tasty peaches. There’s also a short recipe I had to include for Cauliflower Rice which I’m sure many of you have tried already but if you haven’t – try it, it’s so easy, it’s healthy and it tastes good raw or cooked too which is what matters! Enjoy the arrival of the summer months everyone and even better, enjoy them with family, friends and great food! Love Tina x

Preheat oven to 180c/160 fan/gas 4 and bake the loaf for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully take off the foil. Cook uncovered for a further 15 minutes until golden brown. Leave to rest for 10 mins and serve either hot or cold with vegetables/salad or pickles as you wish. Source: Tom Kerridge “Dopamine Diet”

Halloumi with Griddled Vegetables (Serves 6) Ingredients 750g minced pork shoulder 250g minced pork belly 100g dried onion flakes 5 garlic cloves grated 3 tbsp chopped parsley 2 tbsp cracked black pepper 1 tbsp each of salt, fennel seeds and dried oregano 1 tsp cayenne pepper Vegetable oil for frying and cooking Method... Put all the meat and flavourings into a bowl andwork with your hands to mix well and firm up slightly. Fry a thumb size piece in a little oil to cook and taste for seasoning. When happy with the seasoning oil a large piece of foil and put the meat mixture in the middle. Shape into a 25cm sausage and wrap very tightly in foil and secure the ends, Rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

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Ingredients 300 g frozen broad beans 675 g halloumi cheese 3 small bunches of asparagus 6 courgettes 6 tablespoons olive oil 6 shallots 600 g ripe cherry tomatoes 3 tablespoon capers 1 bunch of fresh sweet marjoram or oregano 1 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley

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Cauliflower Rice – “It’s the future!!” (Serves 4)

Method... Blitz the florets from a whole cauliflower in a food processor to make grains the size of rice. Put them in a microwaveable bowl and cover with cling film and pierce. No need to add water, trust me! Ping in microwave on high for 6-7 minutes and its ready! You can add flavours if you wish – finely chopped herbs, lemon juice, toasted cumin seeds etc but its great plain…..especially with a nice curry or chilli! Source: www.bbcgoodfood.com

Fresh Peaches Baked in Marsala with Mascarpone Cream (Serves 6)

Ingredients 6 firm ripe peaches 10 fl oz (275 ml) sweet Marsala wine 1½ oz (40 g) caster sugar 1 inch (2.5 cm) cinnamon stick 1 vanilla pod 1 rounded teaspoon arrowroot For the mascarpone cream: 4 rounded tbl spoons mascarpone 4 rounded tbl spoons 8 per cent fat fromage frais a few drops of pure vanilla extract 1 level dessert spoon Method... Halve the peaches, remove the stones and cover with boiling water for 30 seconds. Drain and remove the skins. Place the peach halves in a shallow oven-proof dish. Mix the Marsala and sugar and pour over. Add the cinnamon stick and vanilla pod and place in the centre of the oven uncovered and bake for 35-40 mins. When cooked remove from the oven, take out the peaches and drain the liquid into a small saucepan. Mix arrowroot with a little cold water add to the saucepan and stir over a low heat until slightly thickened. Pour over the peaches and leave to cool for 24 hours in the fridge. To make the mascarpone cream, beat all the ingredients together and serve with the peaches. Source: Delia Smith “Summer Collection”

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Open 8.30 to 5.00 Mon to Sat Home Farm, Poundon, OX27 9AY

Tel: 01869 277742

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Pet Bales of Hay, Straw and Shavings

Approx 100 cm x 55 cm x 36 cm (fits in the boot of your car)

Hay £5.00 Straw £3.00 Shavings £8.25

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Chickens as pets - Advice from Pets at Home one has its own unique personality. They may even allow themselves to be picked up if they trust you. They will usually live between four to seven years. There are many different varieties of chicken, but if you are keeping them for their eggs, then the larger breeds or hybrids are probably best suited to you. Hybrids will each lay one egg per day, although this will slow during winter and when they get older.

Chickens were one of the first animals domesticated by man. The main attraction for many potential owners is the prospect of fresh eggs, although they also make great pets and add character to any garden. Normally they’re very inquisitive and friendly, and each

Virtually any garden, however small, can house chickens. However, in some rare cases there can be local restrictions. Since chickens are an important commercial animal, there are regulations but these don’t apply to pet owners who eat or give their eggs away. The Department of Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) encourages pet owners to register their chickens with them, there is also lots of information available on their website. www.defra.gov.uk

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Your local carpet and flooring showroom

Unit 6 Ball Moor, Buckingham Industrial Est, Buckingham MK18 1RT Tel: 01280 817742 Visit us from 10am every Tuesday to Saturday

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BE UNIQUE Individual, quality, re-upholstery made with care and love Antique and Modern

Amazing Selection of Fabrics

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and meet the Buckingham will be buzzing from 30 June to 2 July Come when the Buckingham array of literary Literary Festival returns for its second year with a stellar line up of moretalent than 25 will be coming to writers, poets, commentators and actors. It promises that something for all ages and Buckingham at the end interests. of June. For the full line up and visitopen the website. With an exciting mix of discussions, poetry, workshops air theatre,

BuckLitFest is delighted to welcome Louise Doughty,Tickets whose can bestselling thriller be bought at Apple Tree Yard was recently adapted by BBC1, world renowned children’s author The Old Gaol Jacqueline Wilson talking about Hetty Feather, Tracey Beaker and her 01280 823020 or new book, Wave Me Goodbye, one of Britain’s best loved poets, Roger McGough and The University international bestselling crime writer and creator theBookshop DS Roy Grace ‘DEAD’ novels, Peter James. Amongst other events, former MP and 280365 last Governor 01280 or of Hong Kong, Chris Patten will discuss his Memoires online with John Bercow, Henry at Hemming will talk about MI5 and his new book on www.bucklitfest.org the Spymaster, ‘M’ and local author Mark Lawson brings alive academic life with his new novel, The Allegations. Rachel Kelly will discuss Good Mood Food and nutritional links to Summer fest ad.indd 11/04/2017 11:48:08 wellbeing and1 for teenagers, Holly Smale will be talking about the last in the Geek Girl Series. The Festival finale will be a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the beautiful gardens of the Old Mill with picnicking on the lawns. And it’s not only readers who will find something to savour. New and aspiring writers will have the opportunity to meet agents and other publishing professionals and to develop their own skills through creative writing an publishing workshops led by John Mitchinson of QI and authors AJ Mackenzie and Judith Allnatt. Events will be held throughout the town at venues including the Radcliffe Centre, the Villiers Hotel, the Buckingham Library and the Festival Tent. You will have the opportunity to meet the authors in person, ask questions and have books signed. The full author line up can be viewed on www.bucklitfest.org. Tickets can be ordered online and are also available from the University of Buckingham Bookshop (01280 820365) and the Old Goal. The Festival Director, Christopher Woodhead says ‘This year’s line-up of authors has exceeded all expectations, we are delighted to be able to bring these fascinating and internationally renowned writers Buckingham and add to the cultural life of our charming market town.’ To advertise call 07882 194830 or visit www.communitycontact.co.uk

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Come and meet the array of literary talent that will be coming to Buckingham at the end of June. For the full line up visit the website. Tickets can be bought at The Old Gaol 01280 823020 or The University Bookshop 01280 280365 or online at www.bucklitfest.org Summer fest ad.indd 1

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ED-BUILD WINDOWS

We supply and fit handmade, hardwood, bespoke windows & doors for modern or listed building. Handmade by our craftsmen to your specification.

MOBILE: 07918 480 763 OFFICE: 01296 733 282

Steeple Claydon, Bucks MK18 2NS

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REAL BROADBAND IS HERE, NOW! Village Networks wireless broadband covers the Vale of Aylesbury, bringing speeds of 10Mb/s or more to places where ordinary broadband just won’t go. It’s a simple, affordable service, brought to you by a local company, with friendly support from real people.

Since 2003, hundreds and hundreds of homes, businesses and communities have counted on Village Networks to keep them connected. You can, too! Find out more at info@villagenetworks.co.uk or by calling us, today. You could be connected sooner than you think!

VILLAGENETWORKS

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HIGH-SPEED RURAL BROADBAND, LOCAL SUPPORT

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