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MOSAIC

Ideas for inspiring people in Yorkshire

NOVEMBER 2010 Issue Forty Eight


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Advertiser’s Announcement

The Hepworth has arrived… L

ocated high up in the Pennine countryside a long-standing restaurant has undergone full refurbishment and re-branding, transforming it into a country chic retreat, for meeting, eating and drinking. The Hepworth, formerly CragRats Brasserie, on Sheffield Road was taken over in 2009 by couple Jonathan Tiffany and Kristieanne Travers. Determined not to see the restaurant where they had shared first dates become a victim of the recession, Jonathan and Kristieanne bought the business from administrators and began their dream venture. “When we met eight years ago Jonathan would bring me here to woo me,” says Kristieanne. “We had wanted a project to work on together and thought the restaurant would be perfect - we live in the area, love the business and the people here. “Jonathan has experience in the pub industry and I work in business development management, we felt these skills coupled with our passion for excellent food and drink would enable us to achieve our joint vision for the business.” For the first year Jonathan and Kristieanne were keen to learn the running of the business and work on how to improve it further. After recently closing the restaurant for nine days the couple have now put their own stamp on it, changing the name to The Hepworth and giving it a fresh new image which customers can see for themselves. The new entrance and bar area at The Hepworth sets the scene for the relaxing and indulgent experience to come. Warm olive walls radiate comfort while grand ornate mirrors inject an element of understated drama and opulence. The bar area has been opened up to create an inviting space for customers to enjoy pre/post dinner drinks at high champagne poser tables or a new cosmopolitan-style champagne booth. Plush Sheema Slate fabric envelops doors, seating areas and the granite-topped padded bar whilst dining tables are dressed with crisp white linen. Original features including wooden window lintels and exposed stone walls complement the new image and act as a reminder of the building’s heritage and rustic surroundings. But it’s not all change, the stunning views, attentive staff and locally sourced dishes remain. Jonathan and Kristieanne have worked closely with head chef Richard Whittaker, general manager Anna Whittaker and restaurant manager Andrei Dulama to launch a new freshly cooked modern British a la carte menu, including meat, fish and vegetarian dishes which will change with the seasons. A new cocktail menu has also been launched along with a fantastic wine and champagne selection, leaving customers spoilt for choice. Jonathan and Kristieanne are keen to welcome new and existing customers to The Hepworth and will be offering all diners 20 per cent off food bills throughout November, providing the perfect excuse for a night out. A private dining area is available at The Hepworth for special occasions and corporate events. Bookings are now being taken for the Christmas menu served throughout December and for Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. Jonathan and Kristieanne say the new image is just the start of things to come at The Hepworth - watch this space, it’s about to get exciting.


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6 FASHION Country look: Get out that Barbour, the Sloanes are back

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PROPERTY Solid stone: Two cottages become one in Woolley

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17 HOMES Glass act: The chapel that became a house over 20 years

DESIGN Turn-on: How to get a handle on door furniture

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37 ART Just pottering: How Matthew Tyas found a love for ceramics

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WELCOME TO MOSAIC

Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plains? We can’t offer that sort of drama this month but we can offer a herd of buffaloes trotting across the fields of Oxspring. A drop in wholesale milk prices some years ago prompted a change of tack by farmer Stephen Battye and buffalo offered an economic alternative. Mosaic circulates in and around our Pennine villages and we could not resist the stunning images of the moors on our doorstep taken by freelance photographer Robert Falconer. A good picture is one that evokes place, atmosphere and emotion, so shiver as you contemplate his studies of the snowcrusted uplands. Finally, why would a man want to restore phonographs and all the apparatus of obsolete recording systems? A trip to Holmfirth reveals all.

Robert Cockroft, editor

COLLECTING Master’s voice: Forget the MP3, try the latest in phonographs

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ALSO IN THIS ISSUE INTERIORS Fabrics to throw

DESIGN Feature walls

RURAL ENTERPRISE Where buffaloes roam

41 Editor Robert Cockroft editor@mifip.co.uk 01226 732495

COOKING OUTDOORS Peak form: How Robert Falconer clicked with photography

Reporters Adam Civico Rachel Parry Kate Pickles Toby Reece Mark D’Apice 01226 734262

Production Editor Jill Lowe 01226 734203

Look, a leek

SPORT Enduring cyclocross

MOTORING With Mark D’Apice

Page editors Fran Sykes Maddy Bell Ben Robinson 01226 734202

Graphics Alan Billingham Barry Spence Claire Carr 01226 734734

25 26 30 44 54 60 Sales Executives Helen Chadwick Richard Storrs Jillian Kendrick Susan Johnson Jim Phillips Karen Gregory 01226 734330


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Get the look: Above Carol wears, Cavalry Polarquilt jacket, Sara shirt, Sara Jodhpur; Right: Lucy wears Beadnell jacket, classic Tattersall shirt, five pocket country moleskin trousers, Town and Country wellington, all Barbour.

The British country look is at the fore of fashion. Rachel Parry slips on her Barbour and takes a look

Sloane on S the range

ome call it retro-Sloane, a revival of the Sloane Ranger look from the 1980s. Others call it the country look. Whatever, rus in urbe – the countryside in town – has taken the catwalks by storm and is filtering through to high street stores and independent boutiques. It’s an unashamedly upmarket look with strong hunting, shooting and fishing influences and it is transforming typical British fabrics such as tweed and corduroy from

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geek to chic. Rose Horsfield, owner of Pookie Womenswear at Pot House Hamlet, Silkstone, and Gary Burnand of Barbour, share their thoughts on the trend. “The country sloane trend is an old school prim and proper look that embraces our English heritage,” says Rose. “It can be worn by ladies across the board because it’s a classic look with options to suit different figures.” According to Rose and Gary a key component in achieving the country


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Country hoodie: Storm Down jacket from Barbour

look during the colder months is outerwear. “A jacket is every country girl’s staple,” says Rose. “Ladies can opt for a quilted or a more traditional cropped tweed jacket. Capes also form part of this look and inject an element of elegance and drama into wardrobes. “The Aviator jacket, sheepskin or shearling lined, as seen on the Burberry catwalk, is massively popular and will take over from the leather jackets worn last autumn/winter."

Famous for its quilted and waxcoated jackets, Barbour is an iconic British brand in countrywear. A piece from its collection is a must for those wanting the real thing. “Autumn/winter is all about lifestyle choices and layering is key,” says Gary, director of global marketing and strategy at Barbour. “Outerwear favours longer coats and jackets with slimmer silhouettes. Quilts remain prevalent with equestrian inspired pieces.” When it comes to completing the

rest of the outfit there are plenty of options to choose from with trousers, skirts, dresses and knitwear all making an appearance on the country catwalk. Rose says: “Skirts and dresses remain strong for the colder months with mid-weight wool shift dresses leading the way. Midi length or above-theknee pleated schoolgirl style skirts in heritage fabrics such as tweed or country check also lend themselves. “Chino inspired style trousers, Jodhpur seaming on leggings and

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Classy hound: Above, Bamburgh jacket, Langley quilted jacket, fine gauge roll neck, Contemporary silk square, five pocket country cord trousers, leather belt, Richmond shoes. Left, Town and Country Wellington in Olive, all Barbour

‘The traditional British country look has seen a strong resurgence with wax, tweed and patching’ straight leg/skinny cord trousers are all key pieces that will help achieve the desired look. “In knitwear we will see jumpers with patches on the elbows and twin set cashmere cardigans. Chunky knitwear, simple or 1970s Intarsia/Fair Isle inspired multicolour patterns are coming through. Women’s shirting and blouses are key too.” Summing up the look, Gary says: “This season sees luxury and comfort meeting classic styles; leather trims appear on knitwear and casual trousers are strong in colour. The

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traditional British country look has seen a strong resurgence with wax, tweed and patching.” Classic olive green, browns and deep reds make up the colour palette for the trend with injections of this season’s status colour - camel. To finish off the look, Rose advises brogues, back-to-school loafers, Chelsea boots or suede knee-high boots in footwear, over the body and satchel bags, 1970s-style printed scarves with equestrian and chain motifs, flat caps, leather gloves and, of course, a little faux fur. Tally-ho.


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Churchfield Dental

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Welcome to

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We are now accepting new patients

The family dental health centre! We know that everyone is different, so we offer a personal service to suit the individual. Our surgeons have the experience to deliver all you require to enjoy a healthy smile.

“Our practice is about people – not just teeth” General Dental Care • It is our aim to promote dental health for all. • Our caring team offers you and your family modern dental care in a relaxed environment. • Our caring and gentle therapists provide an unparalled preventative service to help you keep your teeth for life. If you have bleeding gums, gum recession, loose teeth or simply suffer from bad breath, then we have the cure. • It is a good idea to bring your child with you when you visit the dentist for your examinations, to get them used to the environment and the staff. Cosmetic Dentistry For many people the appearance of their teeth can be of great concern, and sometimes an embarrassment. We can discuss options which can help you achieve an attractive cosmetic result. • Bleaching (lightening) • Straightening teeth • Altering the shape of teeth • Replacing missing teeth – implants • The great thing about cosmetic dentistry is that it improves self confidence. Our team can use their skills, knowledge and experience to show you how to look after the work you have had done – increasing the chances of long-term success and avoiding the need for future replacement or modification. Dr David Hilton has been a dentist for over 20 years and most of our team have been with the practice for many years. We would like to welcome the newest member of our team – Caroline Hemington BCHD, offering years of experience in cosmetic treatments, invisible braces, restorative and general dental care. Caroline has a late night surgery on Wednesdays 1.00pm to 8.00pm. We operate a fixed and fair personal fee pricing policy.

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A four year renovation project in the village of Woolley has led to results that even the owners find hard to believe. Rachel Parry reports

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Restored: The entrace to Home Farm, above, and aspects of the house, right.

At home on the farm

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hen Martin and Tracey Beaumont first saw Home Farm in Woolley Park it bore no resemblance to the grand home that stands there today. Ivy encroached upon sash windows and stone, while the interior had fallen into disrepair. Most would run a mile but Martin and Tracey signed up for their next project. According to English Heritage, the grade two listed building dates from the early 19th century. It is thought it would have served as accommodation for the families of those working at nearby Woolley Hall. When Martin and Tracey bought the property it had been made into two properties, both derelict. Tracey’s parents, Tony and Carole Manns, witnessed the extensive restoration from the start. “When they first showed us the house we thought they were mad,” says Tony. “They had done property projects as hobbies in the past but this

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was clearly going to require much more work.” Plans were already in place to add extensions to either end and the rear, allowing the ambitious couple to press on quickly. “Martin is a perfectionist,” says Tony. “He sourced matching stone and made sure it lined up with the original courses which varied in depth and size. New sash windows were fitted and a new roof consolidated the exterior.” After knocking through to form one

fluid property, new floors, electrics and plumbing were required. But it wasn’t all change. Martin and Tracey worked hard to retain original features that they would later combine with a fresh, contemporary interior. Tony says: “Martin wanted to make the original beams and timberwork main features so they remain on show and untouched. Other original features include exposed stone, wall plates and the stone ball on the roof.” Approaching Home Farm, there is no clue to suggest the building has


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been extended. Its exterior is a reflection of the flawless interior. The entrance hall sets the standard: Italian limestone is heated from beneath and a wide oak staircase draws the eye to the galleried landing. Here, original beams and trusses offer a reminder of the building’s heritage. Neutral walls and New England plantation window shutters are consistent throughout. Old, rustic features have been cleverly mixed with new modern and country chic, striking a balance between

minimalism and home comfort. It’s clear no expense has been spared. “Martin and Tracey set a clear budget and stuck to it, but quality was factored in. The kitchen is bespoke, the bathroom suites high end and Tracey insisted on Farrow and Ball paint throughout,” says Tony. The ground floor is spacious and practical as the dining kitchen flows through to a stunning garden room and on to the sitting room, complete with Aga. A separate study offers a peaceful work space. Upstairs speaks

of comfort: each of the five bedrooms boasts deep-pile carpets and sumptuous fabrics. Tony sums up Martin and Tracey’s achievement as: ‘unbelievable’. “Home Farm was a demanding and emotional project but they rose to the challenge. When they stood back and looked at the final result even they were shocked by what they had managed to achieve.” Home Farm is on the market with Simon Blyth for £1,500,000.

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LEFT Bsly Wholesale Retail

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CARPET & RUG SALE

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Pollyanna

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Pollyanna Café serves freshly prepared food using the best, fresh local ingredients from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 3.30pm Sunday

2 Meals for the price of 1 Voucher

Order any Main meal from our ‘plat du jour’ specials, or regular menu and receive the second equivalent course free. Valid any Sunday in November 2010. Please fill in the information below to receive this special offer. Name:............................................................................................ Email:............................................................................................. Date Redeemed:............................................. *Offer is valid for one main meal this does not include beverages. When choosing two courses the lesser value is free. Not valid in conjunction of any other offers. This voucher is valid every Sunday in November 2010 from 1pm until 4pm. Your details must be complete before you redeem this voucher. This voucher has no cash value and only may be redeemed once.

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H R I S T M A S AT P O L LYA N N A

CHRISTMAS BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN FROM 3RD TO 23RD DECEMBER. Pollyanna Café is starting Christmas lunches from the 3rd December and our dinner night is on the 23rd December.

Thursday 23rd of December £42.50 per person

Mulled wine to commence the evening with smoked salmon canapé?

starters Smoked chicken and vegetables clear soup topped with basil oil and garlic croutons Lobster and salmon mousse accompanied with a sun blush tomato cream surrounded with sweet chilli dressing Confit of venison terrine with toasted brioche topped with apricot and orange jam

mains Roasted turkey breast stuffed with cranberries and chestnut filling accompanied with chipolatas in a rich red wine sauce

Pan-fried fillet of halibut served with dauphinois potato wild mushroom and coriander sauce Chestnut, mushroom and spinach filo parcel sat on a bubble and squeak with tomato and chilli salsa all served with a selection of festive vegetables

desserts Our traditional Christmas pudding with caramel ice-cream and dark rum sauce Roasted figs and vanilla tart topped with drambuy cream passion fruit sauce Pollyanna selection of cheese and biscuits with savoury biscuit, celery grapes and apple Tea or coffee with pollyanna mince pie

14-16 Market Hill, Barnsley S70 2QE. 01226 733674 www.pollyanna.com enquiries@pollyanna.com


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After 23 years, a church hall conversion has come to fruition high in the Peak District. Rachel Parry views the results

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Artist at work: Sue O’Brien, right, in her studio at the Old Church Hall, High Bradfield

A religious conversion

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or more than 150 years, Old Church Hall stood in the rural hamlet of High Bradfield serving its community as a school and village hall. In 1987 Sue O’Brien and husband Richard bought the property at auction and set about transforming it into a family home. Its appearance to passers by along the main road may remained unaltered but much has changed in 23 years. “From our first viewing I had a vision of what a spectacular home it would make,” says Sue. “At that time it was one enormous T-shaped space but I knew where each room would go. “It was a big project and our experience was certainly not like the design programmes on TV today. We realised pretty quickly we could not afford to do the renovation at once,

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instead we completed it in four main stages over more than 20 years.” The stone building dates from 1841 when it was used to educate the poor children of the parish. In 1933 it became the church hall. Sue and Richard aimed to keep the front of the property, on view to the village, as similar to the original as possible. At the rear they wanted to take full advantage of stunning views over Low Bradfield and moorlands, while injecting elements of their tastes. For this reason the main living areas – kitchen, dinning room and

sitting room – are at the rear. The couple tackled the highest priority jobs in stage one of the renovation. These included building a breeze block house within the shell of the church hall. Windows were replaced, an upstairs added and a lower ground floor was dug out below the original building to form the sitting room. It was at this point another high priority job came to light, as Sue explains. “We discovered that the external walls only went two feet below the ground, resting on loose earth. A large buttress on the rear of the


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property was preventing it from sliding down the hill so we needed to underpin the house quickly.” By now funds were running low. The couple were living in the master bedroom on the first floor while they saved for stage two. “The downstairs rooms were in place but we had no money left for plastering, flooring, fixtures and fittings so we travelled the country doing contract work to earn more.” Several years later Sue and Richard were able to complete the living areas apart from the front reception room which features the building’s original arched stained glass window and

wooden beams set in the doubleheight vaulted ceiling. This became stage three, creating a home office. From here Sue and Richard now run their software business, Rhapsody Software, and greeting cards company, Rhapsody Artwork, based on paintings by Sue, which can be found hanging throughout the house. The renovation’s final stage came just two years ago when the couple applied to put larger windows into the dining and sitting rooms, further enhancing the breathtaking views. Today the hall is a reflection of its owners’ hobbies, passions and interests. Each room is filled with

belongings and collectables dear to them including musical instruments, books and paintings. Sue confesses she finds a place for all. Although much of the hall has changed, there are still reminders of its past. In the dining room an old school timetable found underneath the floorboards hangs on the wall. Above the back door the school's emblem is carved into stone and occasionally Sue and Richard are visited by people who have fond memories of the village hall. Old Church Hall is on the market with Fine and Country for £895,000.

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Old or new? Rachel Parry gets a handle on furniture for exterior doors

Real turn-on

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irst impressions are everything. The front door to a home gives a clue as to what lies beyond. Unless you’re a postman, the first point of contact is the handle, so it’s down to this detail to impress. Designs range from period reproductions to Italian contemporary and the quality of metal can vary among manufacturers, so it’s important to research. Base materials are mainly steel, iron or brass but there are numerous finishes, from patine and nickel to rust and brass, both polished and antique. Style is of equal importance. A handle can be picked to fit in with the period of the house, to complement a colour, reflect elements of the interior or make a statement. These examples come from Clayton Munroe, a leading specialist in architectural ironmongery and hardware. There is quality to the design, whether it be simple and strong in steel or detailed in polished brass. The firm is also known for door accessories including knobs, bolts, latches, letterbox plates and knockers – just right for giving front doors the wow factor. www.claytonmunroe.com

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Vecchio Mulino A4

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Under N Manage ew ment

formerly the Mill of the Black Monks

Serving Traditional Italian Cuisine 'Dishes from my home region of Puglia in Italy' Brought to you by the owners of Roberto’s, the award winning restaurant in Batley. "We would like to invite you to dine with us in our unique setting, marrying a relaxed atmosphere with an Italian-inspired Mediterranean menu. Fresh ingredients are delivered daily, with fish and seafood as our specialities. We hope to develop a reputation for the very best in Italian dining - from the satisfying snack, important business lunch, special evening dinner to private parties, weddings, Christenings, birthdays and funerals. May we extend our warm welcoming hand each time you visit, and promise you a truly enjoyable Italian dining experience that will encourage you to visit us again and again. Why not google us on Sugarvine.com/vecchiomulino now! Buon Appetito!!" MAURO CIANNELLA, CHEF/OWNER.

Christmas Party Menu Available Monday – Friday • 12noon – 10pm 15th November 2010 - 14th January 2011 Two courses: £12.50 • Three courses: £15.95

Christmas Day Menu 25th December 2010 • £35.00 per person

New Year’s Eve Gala Menu £75 per person Start at 7.30pm • 2.00am carriages

Open 7 days a week serving Lunch from 12noon to 6.30pm - £5.95 Traditional Sunday Roast from 12noon to 6.30pm - £5.95 Small ‘Artisan’ produced wine list Bonfire Party - 5th November Fire lit @ approx. 6.30pm Fireworks @ approx. 8.45pm Grange Lane, Cundy Cross, Monk Bretton, Barnsley S71 5QF Telephone: 01226 242 244 find us on: sugarvine.com/vecchiomulino.co.uk Also at: Roberto’s, The Old Post Office, Market Place, Batley WF17 5DA


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Soft stuff: Fabrics from the Sonia Rykiel Maison Collection for Lelievre

Fab fabrics

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ecorative cushions and show throws may remain a mystery to the male species but women love to accessorise. One lady who knows how it’s done is designer Sonia Rykiel. Her home collection for Lelievre is feminine yet edgy, providing all the finishing touches a girl could need to create a chic, stylish pad. Rykiel is known for her sophisticated and rebellious style which is evident in the collection as she combines seduction and comfort. Luxurious fabrics feature in velvets, epingles, silks and animal prints. The range of home accessories includes sumptuous cushions, rugs, tulle readymade curtains, throws, beanbags and embroidered velvet wall motifs. Block colour pops from the pieces in bold hues of pink, purple, blue, orange and red. Patterns are strong and contrasting from sexy stripes to fearless florals, some branded with statement inscriptions. According to the

designer, the Rykiel woman likes to curl up on supple beanbags randomly placed so she can reflect on the signature phrases on her wall. Her cushions are soft and fun, colours are intense, her bed is covered with throws and velvets, her curtains are exotic, rugs are deep, her home is filled with books and touches of softness to create ‘home, chic home’. For men the plot thickens. Stockists: www.lelievre.eu

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Feature walls are changing. Rachel Parry strips the wallpaper to make way for stoneskin cladding

Going to the wall

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any homeowners embraced the feature wall trend when it consisted of a tin of paint or roll of wallpaper. It takes a braver person to introduce stoneskin cladding. Here we see the use of beltralinea stone strips and stoneskin cladding to create texture walls: 3D surfaces that add interest and dimension. It would appear the theory that a feature wall should stand out from those surrounding it is being taken literally in this latest craze, as the decor stands proud of the wall. While some homeowners are experimenting with textured finishes on a single wall, others are taking the trend to its limit by covering all four. These eye-catching finishes come from Devon Stone. Experts behind the natural stone company say stoneskin will be one of this season’s musthaves. The edgy product combines

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natural stone with a bonding resin to create a finish that looks and feels a like layered stone wall or cliff face. Meanwhile beltralinea strips offer a smoother surface finish. The natural stone strips are available in a number of different width and lengths formats

to include specific or random lengths. The strips can be used on both floors and walls to create stunning visual interest especially when combined with the same stone in different size formats. www.devonstone.com


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Adam Civico meets farmer Stephen Battye while roaming the plains of Oxspring – and find something unexpected

Horns of a dilemma

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tephen and Catherine Battye have a battle on their hands. Today it’s with a buffalo – and a new born calf which won't suckle. “It’s not a good morning,” says Catherine as a persistent drizzle dampens everything. And I don’t mean the weather.” But with a bit of brute force and persuasion the calf takes milk from a bottle and starts to suckle. That was one of the easy problems. It could be controlled. The economy, weather and consumer demand, less so. Which in part explains why the Battyes, who run a farm near Oxspring, have been battling with a buffalo calf. They had to adapt or face going under. Tenter Hill Farm has been in Stephen’s family three generations. When he took over it was established as a dairy farm. That lasted until 2003 when another drop in wholesale milk prices prompted a change of tack to rearing cattle for meat. The first

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Buffalo bills: Stephen Battye at his Oxspring farm

arrivals were beef cows, bought mainly from local farms, and then came the buffalo. “We started buying beef calves off local farmers and a few from markets and rearing them on home-grown cereals and silage.” The first buffalo arrived in April last year to make good use of a ‘bit of roughish ground’. Stephen and Catherine bought 15 cows in calf. Their young have been weaned and are calving again. It’s hoped the first will be sent to market next year. “We haven’t sold anything yet but we have 14 of last year’s calves that

will possibly be ready next summer. We’re stock farmers and tried to find something that is not going to cost much. Straw and everything else is so expensive but there’s grass there and the buffalo will live on grass, so we shouldn’t have to be buying anything in.” It is a gamble but Catherine says the meat is is low in fat and cholesterol and is a tasty alternative to beef. “It’s a niche market but we are hoping some of the farm shops will stock it. Our job is all about the consumer and whether they want it or not.”


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That’s the same for the farm's beef and lamb stock and prices can vary wildly because of market economics and cheap imports. Stephen says: “If the beef price goes up in this country it opens the door for imports. The big companies are able to look after themselves but British agriculture is fragmented. In France the rural ‘voice’ is much stronger than we have.” Perhaps that’s why he, as a part-time truck driver, and Catherine both need part-time jobs. “You never know what the next hurdle will be. We’d rather stop at home but there is not the

income but you cannot dictate prices, it's what people are willing to pay.” It’s a thankless task and a winter anything like as bitter as last year's will make it more so. But with typical understatement Stephen plays that down. “Right, it was cold band we had a bit of snow but I have known a lot worse winters. We managed to feed the stock every day. It’s not like it was getting a milk tanker up when the roads are blocked. “I’ve known it blow and drift so

you'd have to clear the roads and the next morning it would be the same again.” In his matter of fact way he’s stating the obvious: he has to carry on or the stock will suffer. “You just keep plodding on because it’s your life.” With that Stephen takes another slurp of tea as he thinks about venturing into the drizzle again. It might be tough but Stephen and Catherine look contented with their lot, at home, where the buffalo roam.

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Garden plan: Rachel Parkin, right. Wortley Hall, above, as it was in 1915. Far right: Autumn colour in the garden

Guinness to gardens

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achel Parkin’s vocation has changed almost as frequently as the seasons at Wortley Hall Gardens with her latest appointment as head gardener on the 26-acre estate. She has gone from a career in tv production, as a camera assistant on Last of the Summer Wine, to a bar manager, then worked for Guinness until redundancy forced her to reevaluate the direction her life was taking. As she walks around the grounds of the hall – now a conference centre and wedding venue – recalling fascinating nuggets of its history, it is clear she has found her niche. “I always wanted to work in an historic setting," she says. “Historic gardens is what I am passionate about and I love the historic designs of the garden here. I got a few days work experience here and I adored it. Then I was lucky enough to be offered a job

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here over six years ago and I’ve never looked back. I love to do the history tours of the grounds. “It was my granddad who got me interested in gardening and both my parents are keen. The great thing about gardening is that nobody knows everything, it is all a learning process. That’s what it is like working as part of the team here.” Records dating from 1911 show there was once a team of 22 gardeners maintaining the site which includes the pleasure grounds, terraced and sunken gardens.

Nowadays the workforce is much more modest with Rachel leading a team of a single gardener, two groundsmen and the invaluable help of Friends of Wortley Gardens. A substantial herbaceous border, lining a part of the garden known as the peace walk, is one of the major projects for the group this winter. “It is 100 metres long so it is a fair bit of work for us. The herbaceous border is constantly evolving. Things are never planted and stay the same, they evolve over time. “We are hoping to move things


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around a bit and create a different display to make it look even better.” The tour continues into the pleasure gardens, originally created as a recreational space for residents of the hall. “It is basically woodlands within the confines of the grounds,” Rachel explains. “It was designed to be safe but wild for the people who lived here and was originally planted with specimen trees and shrubs that would have been about head height. “They have been neglected for about 50 years so some of the main work I have been doing is clearing the

woodlands. You couldn’t see out of the grounds before as it was so enclosed and dark. “We have had to take a lot of rhododendrons and elderberry plants back off the paths to bring it back to what it is supposed to be. New shrubs are being planted and we have put a lot of daffodils in so in the spring it will brighten up.” While the history of Wortley Hall and gardens is sparse compared to other stately homes, the few surviving documents and photographs have helped the Bristol University student

paint a picture of it at its peak. “There is very little written evidence about the gardens which is a real shame but we have a few photographs which show the original parterres and how the fountains worked compared to now. “I do feel like I have taken on a big responsibility here as it is 26 acres and every tree is precious. But it is a nice responsibility to have and one I am fully prepared to take on.” Wortley Hall, Wortley Village, South Yorkshire. S35 7DB. 0114 288 2100.

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Throwing: Matthew Tyas at work in his studio, right and far right, and some of his finished pots.

Feats of clay

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atthew Tyas says creating a stunning piece of pottery is a similar experience to a baker making a mouth-watering cake. The anticipation as you pull it out of the kiln is the same as the nervewracking moment when you take a cake out of the oven and are unsure if it’s a flop or a triumph. “When you take something out it’s always a surprise,” says Matthew, a ceramicist from Hartcliffe Avenue, Penistone. “Each piece is a bit of an experiment so you’re never sure exactly how it’ll turn out.” Matthew, 34, was never a star pupil in art classes at school. In fact, he can’t remember any ceramics lessons. But about ten years ago he went on a family holiday to Cornwall and was fascinated with the home-made

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pottery he saw in the Cornish art galleries. “I caught the bug,” he says. “I had an office job at the time in the marketing department at Barnsley College so that was naturally the first place to look for a pottery course.” Soon after, Matthew signed up for a regular class at the college. His first accomplishment was a colourful set of tiles which still take pride of place in his kitchen at home. “At the time it was quite a technical achievement for me,” he laughs. “I like to think I’m a little more

advanced than that now.” Matthew, who has an MA in ceramics, works full-time in his studio, based in the grounds of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. “I spend a little bit too much time in my studio,” he admits. “Once you start working with clay it often dictates what you’re doing for the rest of the day. You can’t leave it alone.” Most of the time Matthew uses clay from a small pit in Cornwall although he has been known to use more local varieties. Each has different properties


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‘I spend a little bit too much time in my studio. Once you start working with clay it often dictates what you’re doing for the rest of the day. You can’t leave it alone’

and characteristics which result in a diverse range of final products depending on how it is treated, which glazes are used and at what temperature it is fired. Typically, he kneads the clay in a similar way to how a chef may work on pizza dough. This gets all the air out. Then it is time to shape the item. Some are done on a wheel while others are meticulously carved by hand. Certain pieces will take days or even weeks to create as they are left to dry a little between stretching. This ensures they are solid enough to be stretched wider without the sides flopping. Once Matthew has finished shaping his product, it is ‘biscuit-fired’ in the kiln at a ‘relatively cool’ 1,000 C. The

clay goes solid and turns a warm, pink colour. After that a glaze is applied either by pouring or dipping. Matthew mixes different concoctions of chemicals depending on what sort of colour or texture he wants to create: some are smooth and glassy whereas others are rough and matt. Then it’s back to the kiln for the final ‘glost firing’ – this time at temperatures of up to 1,260 C. As Matthew opens the kiln he peers in to see if his latest piece is a success. Thankfully, it’s perfect. He says: “I’d encourage people to try it for themselves. As you get older you go on a journey of self-discovery and this is one way of expressing yourself in a creative, hands-on way.” www.matthewtyas.co.uk

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MP3 players may be obligatory for modern youth, but phonograph restorer Ken Priestley prefers something more robust, as John Threlkeld reports

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Going on the record

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en Priestley’s home pays homage to an age that was entranced by mechanical sounds. Phonographs and gramophones, the marvels of the early 20th century, occupy a sizeable area of the living room at his modern home in Holmfirth. On a wall an attractive lady from the 1920s gazes down from a poster advertising long forgotten Zonophone records, while on another there is a row of brightly coloured tins that once contained items no respectable house would have been without: gramophone needles. The stairway is decorated with eyecatching framed records produced during that gloriously inventive period up to the early 1960s. “When people come here they are either fascinated by the collection or they think I am completely mad,” says Ken, 65, a former rep who buys, sells,

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restores and repairs phonographs and gramophones. His garage is full of all the bits and pieces required to get any machine working again. He has been collecting for 40 years and in business since 1988. The phonograph and its cylinders, invented by Thomas Edison in the 19th century, brought quality music and readings into the homes of the common man, ushering in home entertainment. Today the prices start at about £300 and can reach as much as £7,500. The gramophone was the natural

successor. He has his own collection of both types of machines and others are lovingly restored for sale and come with a three month guarantee unlike some of the models on e-bay which are not what they appear to be. A recurring theme in his treasure trove is the His Master’s Voice record label which once dominated the music business in this country. The image, based on a painting by Francis Barraud, shows a dog listening to his master’s voice coming out of the funnel on a gramophone. Models of the terrier were used in


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His Master’s Voice: The famous hounds, above and Ken Priestley at home, right

shops and record stores to advertise records and Ken has managed to save a couple including a 3ft high version from America which almost fills a corner of the room. Phonograph and gramophone funnels and horns helped to control the volume in the early days when size mattered. Produced in all kinds of materials, wood (which gave a mellow tone), tin, aluminium and papier maché, they ranged in length from 10 inches to a booming 4ft 9 inches. The machines became part of the furniture. Some were designed to fit in with the expensive look of middle class homes, others were downmarket and functional: in the 1920s there was a flat-packed gramophone to assemble at home. Families were enchanted by mechanical sound and the ideas implemented to add novelty value to the business were as equally

fascinating. Ken has a copy of a tiny record manufactured for the gramophone in Queen Mary’s dolls’ house in 1924– everything in the house was to a scale of an inch to a foot; a couple of small wooden figures, The Tango Two, who can dance to the music being played on the turntable and a table in which there is a gramophone. Two of the most inventive were a gramophone with two jets of flame which wavered and jumped to the

rhythm of the music (gas was pumped into the back of the machine), and he sold that to a customer overseas, and a record with a series of racing commentaries which enabled punters to have harmless bets in the living room in the days when betting shops were illegal. Who needs a PlayStation? Ken trades as Holmfirth Antiques. Phone 01484 686854. Ken@fono graf.com

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Sweet and savoury, what can match the British leek? asks Toby Reece

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s the evenings lengthen, we are urged by the Leek Grower's Association not to forget the benefits of the British leek. The ‘official’ leek season is said to begin on November 1 and this writer needs no persuading of the many virtues of this vegetable. Sweeter and more subtle than most onions and packed with antioxidants, the vegetable has long been treasured in Europe. Braised or roasted they can make a dish on their own and their contribution to soups and casseroles cannot be underestimated. Cassoulet with leeks, chorizo and winter herbs. Serves 4 350g soaked or tinned cannellini beans Three leeks, trimmed, diced, washed One crushed garlic clove Half a red onion, finely chopped

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Two sprigs of rosemary Five leaves of sage, roughly chopped 500g piece of chorizo, sliced 100ml passata 250g breadcrumbs Two tbs olive oil One litre vegetable stock 30g finely chopped parsley Pepper, 50g grated cheddar cheese Add the olive oil to a thick bottomed saucepan. On a moderate heat sweat the garlic and onions. Add the leeks and the cooked beans. Cover with water and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the chorizo, passata, rosemary, sage and stock, simmer for a further 45 minutes or until the beans are tender. Stir in the parsley and season with pepper. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese and glaze under a grill. Serve with green salad and bread.

THE HUMBLE LEEK The French call the leek, ‘poireau’ which also means ‘simpleton’. Author Agatha Christie named her Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, after the leek. Greek philosopher, Aristotle, credited the clear voice of the partridge to a diet of leeks. The Israelites lamented the loss of a favourite food as they searched for the Promised Land. St David, Patron Saint of Wales, ordered his soldiers to wear leeks on their helmets in battle to differentiate themselves from the invading Saxons. Poached, wrapped in ham and finished in a mornay sauce, they are a quick, classy supper dish.


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Pennines in focus: Winter’s Grip, above, Stanage Millstone, right, Higger Tor, top right, Stanage Edge below left and Meeting Point, below right

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s a three-year-old, Robert Falconer jealously looked on while his dad took pictures of a steam train and decided he wanted a camera. More than three decades on, the zeal is still there. His love of trains has not diminished but his portfolio of pictures has expanded to encompass another passion. Landscapes. “I have always loved nature,” he says. “My photography is about trying to get a feel of how beautiful nature is captured on camera. I have spent a lot of time in the Peak District but I still keep finding new places to go. “There are a lot of valleys and reservoirs I’ve yet to explore fully where there can be nice shots on a calm, wintry, morning. I must have taken thousands of photographs there but you never get two pictures the same.

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“The light always gives it a different feel, the temperature changes and so do things like the cloud formations. If you find a place you enjoy then it is good to go back to it another time of day or season to see how the same view has changed.” Robert, 39, who gives talks about his pictures to local camera clubs, is working on his second winter collection of the area. A Winter's Tale, has already proved a success and he is now he is producing another selection focusing on West Yorkshire’s contribution to the Peaks. “I still use film, I have always liked what it does. I don’t like to change things, I want to try and keep the image exactly how it was. There's no point being at these places if you don't want to see it as it was. It’s not being true to the landscape.


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“There’s such a diversity with landscapes and the compositions you can get from something like a train, farm, a valley, the fields or a millstone. Man's influence to a landscape can be very picturesque and add scale.” Trees, water and snow are his three favourite natural elements and they can form the perfect picture when combined, particularly in winter, he says. “Trees give a real indication of what the season is about. In the winter I like the way they look like skeletons, you can see all the branches. In the spring you get all the fresh, new leaves that are so thin the sun can shine through them and obviously in autumn you get the changing colours. “Water is such a magical element on a calm day when you get perfect reflections. I have taken photographs at Ladybower where trees are reflected in the water. Rivers,

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Tough sport: Annie and Grace Feetham, left, and above with dad and mum Dean and Karen and sister Alice

Cross purposes

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hile we are keeping warm by the fire, three members of a Silkstone Common family will spend the winter months braving hailstorms, cycling through muddy fields and running with their bikes over stiles and up steep hills. Sport-mad sisters Grace and Annie Feetham, aged 12 and nine, compete in the lung-busting sport of triathlon during the summer months. But instead of going into hibernation once the nights start drawing in, they turn to the equally demanding and increasingly popular cyclocross. Their father Dean has also got the bug and takes part in the veteran category. The trio compete for Wakefield Triathlon Club which uses cyclocross to keep members active

during the winter. As the name suggests, the sport combines cycling and cross-country running. Competitors use a racing bike but with chunkier tyres to cope with the challenging terrain. They can dismount at any point to carry it. “It is a safe, off-road event which is great for fitness,” says Dean. “It is much better than just training during the winter because people can keep their competitive edge. It tests their physical and endurance skills. We do it in rain, wind or hail.” Dean says that cyclocross and triathlon are attracting more people all the time but the perception of them as elitist sports for the super-fit or super-rich is holding them back. Parents have been put off by the fact

that they have to drop off and collect their children from training several times a week. It is also quite expensive. The triathlon club has recently received a sizeable grant from Sport England aimed at doubling the number of participants. It is hopeful of getting people involved in the sport through schemes such as bike hire for new members and lift-sharing between parents. Cyclocross certainly seems to fit well into the lives of the Feethams. Other family members are mother and wife Karen and the youngest sister Alice, three. They live in a cul-de-sac near to ideal training venues such as the TransPenine trail and Silverwood woods. The girls  P 56

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In action: Grace Feetham, above, and with sister Annie, right.

have shown real promise since taking up cyclocross last year. Grace is the Yorkshire under-12s’ champion and finished third in the English Schools this year while Annie holds the North of England under-10 title. They do two cycling sessions, two swims and a run every week. Wakefield Girls’ High School pupil Grace also plays rugby once a week and Annie runs for Silkstone Common Primary. “Cyclocross is really good fun,” says Grace. “It gives us something to do during the week in the winter and is perfect training for triathlon. There is a girl in our village who has been invited to train with the British triathlon squad and I want to follow her when I am older.” Annie, meanwhile, enjoys the unpredictable and variable nature of cyclocross. She says: “When you are outside running or on the bike things

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are different every time – you always go to difference places and it can be sunny or raining or hailing. But with swimming it is always in a pool so it can be a bit boring.” Grace believes that having her sister and dad competing alongside her creates a bit of friendly rivalry and drives her on: “I am the older sister so obviously I don’t want to be beaten by Annie. She is a very good runner so I have to work extra hard on my running to make sure she doesn’t beat me. We have a race every two weeks and I have always got to beat her. “Now dad has started doing it as well, I like watching him race and doing pretend commentary for him. I am always shouting at him when he races.” Dean says he has been able to relate to the girls’ races much more since taking up the sport. He says: “It is

easy to stand and watch but once you do it yourself and you are retching from exhaustion you have a much better idea of what it takes.”


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Mark D’Apice reports on how the Suzuki Swift has found favour across the social spectrum

Fuve-star rating: The Mazda3 Takuya

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any years ago, I worked as an office junior for a firm of accountants. One client was a wealthy landowner in Derbyshire. One day I had to call at his estate to drop of some paperwork. We got talking about cars, one thing led to another and I was invited to view his collection. Out of the Rolls-Royces and Aston Martins it was his two-year-old Suzuki Swift which stuck in my mind for this was his daily drive. Why would someone with a DB-5 want to pootle around in a Japanese hatchback I wondered? The Swift was then a rather vague, boxy little car but 15 years down the line, it has become chic, competing against the reborn MINI and the Citroen DS3 in the luxury small car market, a niche that didn’t exist when I was visiting his lordship all those years ago. Building on the success of the previous car, Suzuki has not messed too much with the design, doing enough to bring the shape and front looks into line with current tastes. The major change has been to the engines which sees the existing 1.3-litre diesel

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reworked to reduce emissions to 109g/km from 119g/km and increase economy to 67.3mpg. This is joined by a new 1.2-litre petrol unit which produces 92bhp and should return 56.5mpg, up 7.8mpg on the old 1.3 petrol. Under the skin, the most important upgrade is to the sound insulation which makes the tastefully trimmed cabin calmer and quieter. Over the last few years, the Swift has built a reputation for being fun to drive. Suzuki recognised this and has made sure the new car is equally enjoyable. Indeed, it has been confident enough to tweak the suspension to improve handling and adjust the steering weight to give more feedback. Citroen has hit a purple patch as the DS3 is a runaway success and the MINI continues to go from strength to strength but the smart buyers, like his Lordship, know that the Swift can do everything the competition can and has a specification to match. Check the price lists and the advantage will become obvious.


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Small car, big attitude. The Mazda2 is fun and practical to drive, writes Mark D’Apice

Zoom, zoom

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mall cars have evolved so much in recent years. Even ten years ago they were considered the inferior relation to their larger, more opulent cousins. They were basic transport. But as fashions – and oil prices – have changed, many now use models such as the Mazda2 as the main family car. The genre has also seen its average size grow to accommodate the growing needs of users – and safety features. The Mazda2 was launched in 2008 and bucked the trend as it was slightly shorter than the model it replaced. It used to take three or four years after the launch of a car before a mid-life refreshment, but it took Mazda only two years to announce an upgrade. The first obvious change is that the front has been restyled to incorporate the smiley face that has spread down from the new Mazda3 and Mazda5. Inside you will find an upgraded interior which uses better quality materials and has been freshened to keep the Mazda2 as the forerunner in a viciously competitive market.

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There have also been changes under the skin: the chassis has been tweaked to give a more comfortable ride and automatic transmission has been introduced as an option. Mazda’s ‘zoom zoom’ strategy has been a winner in recent years so it’s no surprise that the Mazda2 is an entertaining drive. It repeatedly brings a smile to my face as it will to anyone who took the Mazda2 urban challenge at Meadowhall in the summer. The all-electric power steering was great for the parking at speed challenge and the whole package felt light and agile while attempting to hit the objects on the target course and taking penalties against the keeper in the football challenge. Fun aside, even though it is one of the smaller superminis, it is still one of the most practical. There is plenty of room in the back to accommodate three adults on a short jaunt and I just managed to squeeze a set of golf clubs into the boot. Most importantly, the Mazda2 is equally as comfortable on the motorway or around town. Just like a car in the class above was like ten years ago.


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The wow factor in the increasingly popular Kia cee’d is its unbeatable seven-year warranty, writes Mark D’Apice

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hate to be the bearer of bad news but I’m afraid the festive season is sneaking up and that means it will soon be the panto season If the car industry was a pantomime – and that can be the case at times – then Kia would be Cinderella, the ragto-riches story of the hard-working manfacturer. Over the last few years the range has been transformed from pumpkins into the automotive equivalent of striking white stallions. Consider the success of the cee’d for Kia. The numbers on the roads and its prominent place on a BBC2 motoring programme should be all the evidence you need. The range underwent a revamp last year with a facelift and some tinkering

under the bonnet. Various special editions have pushed sales to levels Kia could only fantasise about five years ago, the latest of which is the new VR-7. Available on both the five door cee’d and three door Pro_cee’d the VR-7 will be distinguished by 16-inch alloys, and body colour door mirrors. Inside, there is bespoke leather trim and both body types get air conditioning, remote central locking and front electric windows. The stereo features a Bluetooth connection as well being compatible with your iPod with the sound emerging from the six-speaker surround system. Three colour schemes are available: black, white and grey, although the latter will only be exclusive to the VR-

7. Both the cee’d and Pro_ceed will be powered by the 89bhp 1.4-litre petrol unit which gets to 60mph in a leisurely 11.2 seconds and tops out at 112mph. Away from performance it officially returns 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and emits 139g/km CO2. But you wouldn’t buy a Kia for its performance; people buy them for the peace of mind of that seven-year warranty. The mechanics, except for consumables such as brake pads and clutch linings, are covered and that is pretty much unbeatable. The ability to transfer the warranty should you sell the car, something not all manufacturers allow, should also help residual values which have already proved to be pretty strong.

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PAUL NIZINSKYJ ‘These days I have an electric coffee grinder and a choice of the cafetière plunger or the stovetop moka pot. It suits me as I’m able to pursue my passion without having to deal with the philistines’

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efore starting a career in journalism, I had several small-time jobs as a barista. The hours were lousy, it paid poorly and on more than one occasion I got very messy indeed – good training for a reporter, you might say. But it was worth it because I was working with that majestic bean, coffee. I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to the black stuff and it does have something of a hold on me, so it was quite exciting to be behind those steamy espresso machines, furiously making the stuff. Who would have thought you could do so much with that little shot and a bit of milk? We had lattes, dry cappuccinos, wet cappuccinos, americanos, macchiatos, caramel macchiatos, frappuccinos – the lot. Sadly, you're not always treated to customers who share your passion. While my first barista job was at a Starbucks in cosmopolitan Leeds, Meadowhall and Barnsley proved a little more problematic. At Meadowhall, for example, the pedant in me was stretched to the limits of politeness as ‘caramel macchiato’ was repeatedly pronounced, with squinted eyes pointed at the board, ‘mackacheeto’. But Barnsley had the best treats in store. I landed a job at a short-lived espresso bar in the bus station, which was fitted with the most beautiful stainless steel machines. They’d been imported from Italy and, as manual instruments, had changed little since they were

invented in the 1930s. Their central feature was an enormous lever that forced hot water through the ground coffee at eight times atmospheric pressure. We had to learn a manoeuvre swinging our entire body weight just to pull the things down. The proprietor had gone all out to source the best coffee he could get his hands on, too, eventually striking a deal with a Central American farm called, amusingly, ‘La Fanny’. We had jazz on the speakers and even did that nifty latte art thing, though I admit to never really getting the hang of that. Nonetheless, the two phrases I heard most while working there were ‘How much?!’ and ‘Has tha any Nescafé?’ It actually became standard practice to ask people ordering an espresso if they knew what it was, because it happened to be the cheapest thing on the board. It didn’t last long. These days I have an electric coffee grinder at home and a choice of either the cafetière plunger or the stovetop moka pot. It suits me down to the grounds as I’m able to pursue my passion without having to deal with the philistines. Well, almost. My brother insists coffee tastes and smells ‘like soil’ but the aroma always captivated me, even as a child. My parents only ever drank instant but that was enough to keep me coming back for a sip, then a grimace, until I could taste that wonderful smell. I can’t say I remember it happening, but it looks as though I succeeded.


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