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Editors words Its November, my favourite time of year the nights draw in and we start to feel the chill of winter. The central heating goes back on too, well thats unless your holding off as long as you can to turn the thermostat up. But lets spare a thought for the elderly that have no family or close friends to check up on them every once in a while to see if they are okay. May be pop in and just ask them if they are okay and have plenty of warm cloths and their heating is working fine. You may just make someones day or save a life. On a more up beat note we are getting ever closer to Christmas with only a matter of weeks to the big day. Lots to do in November as most high streets will have their annual lights switch on and Santa comes out of his hibernation in anticipation of greeting all those lucky children and finding out what they wish for this Christmas. Again i wish this Brexit lark would end and i can start to talk about something more interesting like the new Star Wars movie coming out in December as i am a massive geek when it comes to the light and the dark side of the force. Until next month then... May the force be with you! Disclaimer

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BRISTOL BLUE GLASS CHRISTMAS OPEN DAY Saturday 30th November 10.00am to 4.00pm FREE ENTRY and mulled wine, mince pies, talks & demos plus plenty of special offers and wonderful handmade gift ideas Blow your very own classic Bristol Blue Glass Christmas bauble for £20.00 or a super snowy one for only £25.00! No booking necessary! Give as a present or hang on the tree or keep for yourself. It's not that far off, so stick it in the diary now.

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WHAT’S ON Bula Bula at The Siren’s Calling Event Date: 2nd November Description: Still going strong, one of Bristol’s longest serving and popular duos, Bula Bula return with their classic rock set. Venue: The Siren’s Calling Portishead Sixty8 @ The Marina Newfoundland Way Portishead Haywood Village Academy Firework Display Event Date: 4th November Description: Tickets purchased upon entry - Family ticket £10 (2 Adults, 3 Children). Adult £3, Child £2 (under 3 free). Venue: Haywood Village Academy, 20 Whitney Cres, Westonsuper-Mare Yatton Fireworks Night 2019 Event Date: 8th November Description: The popular Fireworks Night hosted by Yatton Schools Association and Yatton Rugby Football Club is back with a bang on Friday the 8th of November! The gates to the club grounds will open at 6:00pm and the display begins at 7:00pm we’re trying a slightly later start time this year. Venue: Yatton Rugby Football Club, The Park, North End Rd, Bristol

New Venue - Going Digital Animal Photography Event Date: 9th November Description: NEW VENUE - Yes we have a wonderful new venue at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm near Wraxall, Bristol. Very close to the M5. Course dates currently available are July 6th, September 7th, October 12th and November 9th. Course fees include entry! Venue: Noahs Ark Zoo Farm Clevedon Road Wraxall Bristol Royal Beach Clean Event Date: 9th November Description: New beach alert! Hooray! Meet in the car park of The Royal Inn at 10:30am, to litter pick the beaches below the Royal. All welcome including children and pets! Come and make friends and keep our beaches clean. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring enough water for yourself/family. Venue: Clevedon Beach

WESTON-super-MARE Mum2mum Market Event Date: 16th November Description: Join us for a quality nearly-new sale of baby and children’s toys, equipment and clothes! Need to declutter? Book a stall and keep 100% of your takings! Looking for a bargain? Come along and shop with us to Weston Hospicecare’s Fireworks find quality items at a fraction of at Sea - November - Grand Pier the retail cost! visit http://www. W-s-M Date: 9th November stall.html to book a nearly-new Description: Our spectacular and stall or email kathryn@mumlargest Fireworks at Sea event to discuss business and sponsorship will be returning in November, opportunities. £2 entry (chiland this year we will be supporting Weston Hospice care. dren go free) - visit http://www. Venue: Grand Pier Weston Super to download a 2for1 Mare Marine Parade Westonvoucher and bring a friend along super-Mare Somerset for free! Venue: St Georges Community Centre, Willow Close, St Georges, BS22 7X

Orchestra concert Event Date: 23rd November Description: Classical concert Venue: Nailsea Methodist Church, 74-76 Silver Street Clevedon Beach Clean - Marine Conservation Society Event Date: 27th November Description: Our public survey and beach cleaning events are a quarterly assessment of the environment as well as a beach clean. Venue: Clevedon Pier The Toll House The Beach Clevedon HBH Christmas Fayre Event Date: 30th November Description: Help Bristol’s Homeless Christmas Fayre Come and do your Christmas shopping, see Father Christmas and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies with us. 1.30pm -5pm Venue: Long Ashton Community Centre Holly Hedge Christmas Fair Event Date: 1st December Description: Welcome to the Holly Hedge Christmas Fair! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Come celebrate and kickoff the festive season at the Holly Hedge Christmas Fair, where you’ll find an array of traders selling seasonal delights, crafts and unique items, which are perfect for those hunting for that special Christmas gift. Visitors can enjoy delicious drinks, festive yumminess and all-round festive cheer! We will also be collecting for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Parking is available on site. Venue: Long Ashton Community Centre, Keedwell Hill, BS41 9DP Bristol

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Your Garden In November The garden begins to wind down in November as deciduous plants enter dormancy. leaves are falling rapidly and wind and rain are on the increase.

Tie in all the plants and secure structures an important winter job is to stake tall plants, climbers and young trees to protect against strong winds. check that existing ties are not cutting into stems of plants that have grown over the summer. Structures such as arches, pergolas and fences should also be checked and ideally treated with preservatives. If repaired now there is less potential damage in high winds.

Whilst most of nature is hibernating in the colder months, winter is the ideal time to get new trees into the ground. trees are best planted in the late autumn when the soil is still warm but not too dry, giving roots time to acclimatise before the harsher temperatures of winter arrives. whatever your plan to do outside in Nonmember, take time to enjoy the LOOKING GOOD THIS MONTH...TREES garden as it fades, leaving structural plants and Why should you plant them? evergreens to take centre stage.

the weather is turning so its time to get those plants protected - frost can do serious damage to tender plants. frost tender plants in pots should be moved to the greenhouse, conservatory or porch. Exotic plants such as palms or tree ferns should be wrapped up for the winter with frost protection material.

Trees add structure to gardens and landscapes. As well as being used as a focal point for the garden they also make good hedges and screens. they come in a huge number of varieties, shades and position. Whilst most trees are grown for there foliage or flower, some are praised for their bark and branch shapes. Some trees look fantastic in spring while full of flower and other burst into vibrant colour in the autumn.


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Lift and store plants such as dahlias and tuberous bedding begonias that have been hit by bad weather. store in a dry, frost-free dark place ideally in a layer of sawdust. check occasionally over winter to ensure they are dry and rot free. remove any that look suspicious to prevent the risk of further infection.

Young trees should be staked diagonally. This protects them from strong winds and ensures the roots do not get damaged. Most varieties of trees will have specific planting instructions. There is a tree that will thrive in all soil types from wet soil to poor dry land and everything in between.



Stars of Bristol’s hospitality sector showcased in glittering gala

Plans are under way to honour the stars of Bristol’s “The hospitality sector is a shop window for the city, hotel trade who are helping to ensure the city’s and the skilled staff frequently provide the first point hospitality industry continues to thrive. of contact – and create that vital first impression – for those visiting the city for both business and The Bristol Hoteliers Association is hosting its third pleasure. annual Night of the Stars on February 6, 2020, at the Bristol Marriott City Centre. “It’s only right that we pay tribute to those who have gone the extra mile to ensure that those visitors The glittering gala is the highlight of the hospitality leave with a very good impression of the city, which calendar in the city, showcasing the top talent of will make them want to return, and which they will the profession and recognising the contribution share with others. they make. “As well as helping to put Bristol on the map, I hope Sponsorship and partnership opportunities are still the event also highlights the hospitality industry as available for the evening, which provide a an exciting and rewarding sector to work in, with a prestigious platform to showcase brands to Bristol’s wide variety of different roles and plenty of proshospitality industry. pects. The 2019 event resulted in a cheque for £5,000 being presented to Children’s Hospice South West, which provides residential hospice care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

“If we’re to maintain the good reputation of hospitality in Bristol, it’s vital that we encourage a new generation to consider a career in the sector, so that it can continue to thrive.

The next Night of the Stars event will support two worthy causes; Children’s Hospice South West, once again, and also the Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity which provides specialised nursing and support for young people aged between 13 and 24 who are told they have cancer.

“The hospitality industry has opportunities and career paths which can take people all over the world, and what we need are for talented youngsters to kick-start those careers here in Bristol.”

Eight awards will be presented during the evening in recognition of outstanding contributions towards ensuring those who stay with any of the BHA’s members receive exemplary service. The categories are Employee of the Year (Front of House), Employee of the Year (Heart of House), Rising Star, Young Chef of the Year, F&B Front of House Best Innovation, Team of the Year, Bright Idea Award and Unsung Hero.

He added: “For anyone interested in becoming an event partner, we will develop a package appropriate for their business/brand. “There are also opportunities for your business to be showcased in the official souvenir programme.” Anyone interested in discussing the various opportunities to get involved in the Night Of The Stars 2020 can find out more by emailing the BHA at

The Bristol Hoteliers Association represents 40 Raphael Herzog, acting chair of the Bristol major hotels in the city, with around 4,000 rooms. Hoteliers Association, said: “This is a wonderful Hotels put £200 million into the local economy. evening which recognises and rewards the exceptional efforts made by a talented team of people who are helping to maintain Bristol’s reputation as one of the UK’s top destination cities.


WHATS DOES NOVEMBER HOLD FOR YOU? January If something seems trickier than at first seemed, don’t get upset or frustrated, just stop and try to see it from all angles. If you have a gut feeling about something, try to follow it at this time as it stands in good stead. Be kind to yourself and be sensitive to your own needs. Keywords. Intuition and be kind to yourself.

February You may get some new ideas for ways of sorting out difficult situations. Work with your intuition if possible, try to see other people’s perspectives. Try stepping back from things if they seem a little difficult, sometimes a different view with things make things seem clearer. Keywords. New ideas, intuition and review. March Some changes could be about to come your way. If they’re not really to your liking, try and see them more as challenges, and look for opportunities within them. Remember that you have your own values, and don’t be shaken from these, but don’t be too hard on yourself either keywords Changes and opportunities April You may be thinking of starting a new interest. It could be quite a sociable time coming up this month. Trying to be a listening ear, more than giving advice, you will be surprised how much people will appreciate it. Keywords. Study and sociability May There could be some changes on the way, so don’t be surprised if you come up with new ideas, or interests. You may need to be a bit flexible with other people and think before you speak, and try to be sensitive to other’s feelings. Keywords. Changes, flexibility and sensitivity. June There could be some things that feel as though they are being held up right now, be aware and look out for opportunities that may help to sort these hold-ups, so that things will begin to flow freely again. It may also be worth stepping back and looking at the achievements you’ve made this year, and what other things you would like to achieve next. Keywords. Opportunities and goals

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July You may otherwise miss opportunities that could be nearby. It does seem some things will be moving forward even if they have felt on hold for a while. Keywords. Balance and opportunities August If Life seems a little trying see if there are other ways of dealing with things, to make life easier. You are often fair-minded with others, but can be quite hard on yourself. Don’t underestimate yourself; value yourself as well as others. Keywords Find easier Ways, and make time for you September You may have noticed your vitality is little sluggish at the moment, if so, may be time to review lifestyle habits. Any cutbacks are just a little tweak here and there that should make some difference. Try not to let things build up, or take up too much of your time, Try and listen to your intuition. Keywords Changes, intuition October Relationships seem prominent, along with your home environment. You may find there are some new interests, or ideas that come to mind for you at this time. Be open to other people’s ideas or suggestions, Try to be aware of being calm, and fair-minded in dealing with others. Keywords. New ideas and fairness. November It would be useful if you pay attention to your intuition, certainly in regards any situations that may be a little difficult. Try not to let anyone sway you from things that you have strong values about, and keep your integrity that there could be some changes on the way. Keywords. Integrity and changes December Home and close relationships are prominent for you at this time. It seems as though there are a lot of things that need to be done, and a lot of people wanting your time and attention. Try and seek balance for yourself. Somethings may not feel that they are running as smooth as they should, try and keep calm, and know that things don’t stay the same, Keywords. Home, relationships and balance. Disclaimer This zodiac is for entertainment purposes only please do not take the predictions seriously Marie take no responsibility for your actions

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