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NEWS The latest local news

10 RETAIL THERAPY

ASK THE EXPERT 28 MAIDMANS MOVING & STORAGE 28 KTM DESIGN 42 A-ONE INSURANCE GROUP 42 DUTTON GREGORY SOLICITORS 48 VuVuw 132 HASKINS 153 JACKIE HOWCHIN 118 DIARY OF A LETTING AGENT

INTERIORS 29 KITCHEN HOUSE SALES 70 EMMA JANE INTERIORS 134 HOW TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN BOUTIQUE HOTEL ROOM

TALKING BUSINESS 39 RUMSEY HOLIDAY HOMES 44 HARBOURWOOD HOMES 46 HOMELINE MORTGAGE SERVICES 52 WH IRELAND 90 SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING

HOME IMPROVEMENTS 56 PAINTING INTERIOR WOODWORK 4

120 BROADVIEW TAKE SHADE IN PARADISE

LOCAL PROPERTIES 64 THE FIRST TIME BUYERS SURVIVAL GUIDE 82 INTRODUCING NOBLE HOUSE 98 TOP PROPERTIES

FOOD & DRINK 118 ABOUT HEATHER BROWN 144 GEORGIAN CUISINE Recipe

154 HEATHER BROWN Recipe

161 BANQUE & BOHEM Review

OUTDOOR LIVING 136 REFORMED PLASTICS Recycling never looked so good

138 MODERN RIAD


MOTORING 142 MOTORING NEWS What’s new

HEALTH & BEAUTY 148 FITTER THAN FIT 151 FOOD FIT BODY Gut bugs – what’s all the fuss about?

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156 PUZZLES 158 WHAT’S ON

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RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT, FLEUR-DE-LIS SHOW SUPPORT FOR ‘DEMENTIA TRUST’ The number one retirement development, Fleur-de-lis, Pound Lane in Wareham will be showing it’s continued support for the newly appointed Mayor of Wareham’s chosen charity ‘Dementia Trust’. On Saturday 24th March from 9am until 12 they will be selling handmade Easter gifts. All items have been donated and all proceeds will be going to the charity. Please come along to the Parish Hall on Wareham Quay and show your support, also it’s a chance to meet the sales team and ask any questions regarding their stunning luxurious development in Wareham along with our ‘reserve by Spring’ campaign. Their one beds now start at £190,000, down from £250,000. They still include Smooth Move and will contribute £1000 towards Solicitors cost, for using our ‘in house solicitors. They have sales staff on site 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM seven days a week.

HUMPHRIES KIRK WELCOMES FOUR NEW STARTERS TO ITS LAND LAW TEAM Leading Dorset and Somerset law firm, Humphries Kirk, has expanded its conveyancing team by welcoming four new starters. The law firm welcomes Kate Wadsworth to its Dorchester office, Natasha Macdonald to its Wareham office, Sean Reeves to its Southbourne office and Louise Arnold to its Swanage office. Before joining the Dorchester office, Kate previously had her own property practice in Yorkshire, relocating to Dorset seven years ago. Kate brings with her a wealth of experience in all aspects of conveyancing. She said: “It is a great honour to join the land law department at Humphries Kirk. The conveyancing team put exceptional client care at the centre of everything they do and offer a level of expertise which is second to none.” Natasha joins the Wareham team, bringing with her expertise in a range of areas, including freehold and leasehold

transactions, right to buy, help to buy, Help to Buy ISAs, Forces Help to Buy, new builds and shared ownerships. Natasha can also help with unregistered land queries, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and deeds of variation. The latest addition to the Southbourne team, Sean Reeves, has been named as one of the UK’s leading solicitors by The Sunday Times and The Guardian. Sean also won ‘Junior Solicitor of the Year Award’ at the 2015 Hampshire Legal Awards. He specialises in the field of residential conveyancing, acting for a wide range of clients from first time buyers to landlords and builders. On joining Humphries Kirk, Sean commented: “I’m delighted to join Dorset and Somerset’s leading law firm; it has a fantastic reputation. I’m looking forward to working with clients whether they are local, national or international and assisting them with their property transactions.”

Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts turns 40 this year and to celebrate is turning back the clock with screenings of classic films across four decades. The collection of films which will be shown throughout the year begins with blockbusters from 1978, with all tickets priced at just £1.30 each – the same price as they were the year Lighthouse opened. The 1978 series begins on 30 March with a screening of epic war drama The Deer Hunter, starring Robert de Niro, Christopher Walken and John Savage. The film won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Walken.

Steven Spielberg sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind screens on the very day of Lighthouse’s 40th birthday, 1 April. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object. Made on a production budget of $20 million, the film was a critical and financial success on its release, eventually grossing $300 million worldwide. Hailed as one of the greatest documentary concert films ever made, The Last Waltz (3 April) features a concert by the CanadianAmerican rock group The Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Advertised as The Band’s “farewell concert appearance” the concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Wood and many more. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name.

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Howard Yarnold, Humphries Kirk partner and head of land law, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome these four new starters to the land law team. They’ve all settled in brilliantly and will extend our offer in all aspects of buying and selling properties.” Humphries Kirk assists private and commercial clients with legal matters. The firm has offices in Bournemouth, Parkstone, Poole, Swanage, Wareham, Dorchester and Crewkerne and has an international network of lawyers. Visit www.hklaw.eu for more information.

LIGHTHOUSE SCREEN MOVIE CLASSICS FOR 40TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Have tissues at the ready for Watership Down on 31 March. Based on the novel by Richard Adams, this animated adventure drama about a group of rabbits features the Art Garfunkel song Bright Eyes, which went on to become a number one hit.

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Joining the Swanage office, Louise has a background in accountancy, finance, insurance and sales and has worked in residential conveyancing since 2011. In her spare time Louise enjoys reading, cooking and exploring the great Dorset countryside.

Based on the 1937 Agatha Christie novel of the same name, Death on the Nile comes to the Lighthouse cinema on 4 April. Sir Peter Ustinov plays Belgian detective Hercule Poirot alongside a supporting cast including Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Angela Lansbury, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, David Niven and George Kennedy. The film won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design at the 51st Academy Awards. Pull on your dancing trousers and get ready to boogie with Saturday Night Fever on 5 April. Starring John Travolta as Tony Manero and with a soundtrack of music by the Bee Gees, the film significantly helped to popularise disco music around the world and made Travolta a household name. Tickets (at 1978 prices) are on sale now from the Lighthouse ticket office on 01202 280000 or online at www.lighthousepoole. co.uk Dates and times for classic movies from the 80s, 90s and 00s will be announced as the year progresses.


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BH LIVE MARKETING TEAM BREW IN AID OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY The 9th Big Bournemouth Beer Festival sponsored by Hot Rocks Restaurant and Bar Bournemouth International Centre, 30 march – 1 April 2018. Bournemouth’s Brewhouse and Kitchen held a Female Brewery Experience Day on Thursday 8 March to coincide with both International Women’s Day and International Collaboration Brew Day. International Collaboration Brew Day embraces all women who brew, from those that brew on a commercial basis to women with a home-brewing hobby. The free event at the Brewhouse and Kitchen allowed attendees from BH Live to learn about the process whilst physically helping brew ‘Unite Exotic’ in support of these celebrations. This fruity pale ale will be retailed from 22 March at the Brewhouse and Kitchen, with proceeds from each pint sold being made to Breast Cancer Research. They’re excited to be offering Unite Exotic as part of the wide selection of beers to try at this year’s Big Bournemouth Beer Festival, sponsored by Hot Rocks Restaurant & Bar, which is taking place at Bournemouth International Centre Friday 30 March – Sunday 1 April. This year’s event provides something for everyone, with a wide range of traditional real ales, novelty and seasonal beers, and their biggest selection of cider to date. There’s a toe-tapping line-up of live music across the weekend with Lady Winwood’s Maggot playing Friday night, Mother Uker’s are back Saturday afternoon and Quinn’s Quinney are taking to the stage Saturday night. Our popular Gigs and Rigs open mic session is also returning for Sup-up Sunday. Sup-up Sunday is a non-ticketed session.

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The expert team at Food Fit Body are gearing up for their next 21-day Reboot programme which kicks off on the 23rd April, perfect timing to deal with the Easter over-indulgence. This is an online food and fitness programme with a difference. Through a combination of real whole food recipes, short HIIT workouts and unrivalled online support, it delivers quick results that are sustainable because it aims to address the root causes of a range of common health issues. Based on the latest scientific evidence, it addresses issues like weight gain, low energy, bloating, poor sleep and lacklustre skin to support the body back to balance and good health. For example, did you know that our gut bacteria (known as our Microbiome) play a critical role in our health (read more about this on page 151). The Food Fit Body Reboot programme nourishes your microbiome, which is just one of the many ways they help you reach your health goals.

The results reported so far have been fantastic – weight loss, more energy, renewed motivation, glowing skin. The food is absolutely delicious and easy to prepare, and the workouts can be done at anytime and anywhere to suit your busy lives. The added bonus of the programme is the daily support and encouragement that you get via a private Facebook group where Fran, Carrie and James share their knowledge, expertise and guidance, keeping you motivated throughout the 21 days. There’s even a live Q&A session once a week for added support. Ready to feel that spring in your step? House readers receive a 10% discount off the normal price of £95. To book your place visit www.foodfitbody.co.uk. Enter the code: HOUSE at checkout.

ANOTHER LET AGREED Goadsby lettings in Bournemouth are delighted to announce they have secured a prospective tenant for this delightful four bedroom family home. This bright and spacious four bedroom detached bungalow is located on Throopside Avenue in Throop and is ideally situated for family’s with schools, travel routes, and amenities all just a short walk away. The property also has driveway parking for more than one car and a quiet easily maintained garden. Goadsby have achieved the full asking price of £1,200 PCM. Alexander Henley from Goadsby comments, “Properties in this vicinity that offer such a convenient and desirable location are often highly sought after and can generate a premium rental figure. The property has been let to a couple working in the local area and

their 2 children. We are keen to hear from landlords with similar properties or those considering a buy-to-let as we have a number of professional applicants waiting!” If you are considering renting out a property or would like some informal advice on the rental market you can contact Alex on 01202 544644, or email alex.henley@goadsby.com

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects. Dorset-based Diverse Abilities is delighted to have been chosen to receive funding via the Tesco Bags for Help Scheme. The local disability charity just need the vote of supporters in local stores during March and April. Diverse Abilities will use the funding to purchase a trampoline for the outdoor area of its special school, Langside and it will be used by all children and adults that the charity supports across the county. Stores voting is taking place includes Bournemouth Metro; Bournemouth Road; Lilliput express; Lytchett express; Parkstone express; Branksome superstore; Fernside Road express; Poole Fleetsbridge; Poole Quay express; Ringwood Road express; Poole Tower Park; Wallisdown Road express and Sandbanks express. When you shop at any of these stores during March and April you should be given a token at the checkout, so you can pop it in the relevant box to vote for Diverse Abilities. diverseabilities.org.uk

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CRICKETING LEGENDS SUPPORT DIVERSE ABILITIES TO RAISE £7,000 Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, hosted its second cricket lunch with legends Michael Vaughan and Shaun Udal raising over £7,000 to further support children and adults living with disabilities in the county. The event, held at Canford School, was a huge success and much fun was had by all the guests in attendance. As well as hearing from the two cricketing celebrities, guests received a glass of prosecco on arrival before tucking into a three-course lunch prepared by Glen Elie - head chef at Canford School. They also had the chance to play table games and take part in an auction and raffle. Lauren McCullough, events manager, at Diverse Abilities, said: “We are very pleased everyone had a fantastic time and we have received great feedback following the event. A big thank you goes to all attendees, our guest speakers and Canford School for hosting the event.” Please visit www. diverseabilities.org.uk/ events or call 01202 718266 to find out more regarding Diverse Abilities and events taking place during 2018.

MERIDIAN LIFTS SUPPORTS KIDS IN VIS CAMPAIGN Meridian Lifts, based in Poole, are supporting the local ‘Kids in Vis’ campaign by donating high visibility jackets to a local infant school. Children from Ad Astra Infant School in Poole will now benefit from wearing high visibility jackets, making their journeys to and from school much safer. An employee at Meridian Lifts approached company owners Joanne and Andrew Tomlin to see if they would consider funding high visibility jackets for their child’s school. Lucy Waterhouse, Head of School at Ad Astra Infant School, said: “The kind generosity of Meridian Lifts means that each child will now benefit from a high visibility jacket. With the dark mornings and evenings, it is essential that we keep our children safe and visible. It’s been great to see the children wearing them”.

Joanne Tomlin, Owner, Meridian Lifts, said: “We are delighted to be able to donate high visibility jackets to Ad Astra Infant School. We feel it is important to keep children visible to other road users when walking to and from school. We are looking to supply these to other local schools as we hope it will encourage improved road safety and awareness. I personally remember the Green Cross Code and The Tufty Club, as safety works both ways.” Kids in Vis is a scheme set up by local businessman Mike Trimby. The initiative aims to hand out high visibility jackets to school children to help improve safety on their way to and from school. Meridian Lifts is a Poole based lift manufacturing and engineering firm, which has been running for 21 successful

NAPIER SPONSOR ‘LEXI’ - A DOG FOR THE BLIND NAPIER Management Services Ltd not only continue to invest in the development and nurture of their staff, but they are also investing in puppy power!

month, we were introduced to Lexi as a pup and she is now nearing the end of her training. This is the third guide dog Napier have sponsored.

Did you know that every hour, another person in the UK goes blind? A shocking statistic indeed. Almost two million people in the UK are currently living with sight loss and by 2050 there could be nearly four million. These statistics prompted South Coast based Napier Management Services, a well-respected block management company, to look into sponsoring a guide dog.

The timetable from birth to changing the life of a person who is blind or partially sighted, is a relativey short one. From 0 to 6 weeks The tiny puppy is living with its mum and siblings in a Guide Dogs volunteer’s home. As well as playing, exploring and napping, the puppy will go to the state of the art breeding centre at six weeks for health checks and immunisations.

Aileen Lacey-Payne, Director of Napier, said: “Guide Dogs for the Blind rely on donations to continue their life-changing work. Every pound raised makes a difference to people in the UK living with sight loss. I discussed us becoming involved with my staff, who were all keen for us to sponsor a puppy. “After making initial enquiries and a small financial commitment each

Between 6 weeks and 4 months the puppy is rehomed to its dedicated Puppy Walker’s home where the dog will start learning good manners and basic commands, such as ‘sit’ and ‘down’ and will get used to interacting with people and other animals. At 14 to 17 months it’s time for guide dog training school. A professional guide dog trainer will introduce the puppy to a special brown training harness.

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When the puppy is 20 months old, a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor will pull all the puppy’s training together, so that it learns to use guiding skills in everyday situations. They will also start the process of finding a person with sight loss whose personality and lifestyle is just right for the puppy. Once the puppy has reached 20 to 22 months he/she becomes a fully trained guide dog and will meet the person with whom he/she has been matched. Napier are very proud of their ongoing training programme for their two legged staff which ensures they are fully equipped to deal with all the management issues they face day to day with some of their big blocks of flats. Napier has offices in Bournemouth, the New Forest and Southampton. For more information on the comprehensive services they offer, contact their friendly staff on 02380 337883/01202 314511/01425 650656 or visit their website www.napiermanagement.co.uk


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HENGISTBURY HEAD £695,000

SOUTHBOURNE £545,000

An immaculately presented detached family home set in an enviable position close to the award winning beach and nature reserve at Hengistbury Head.

This fantastic detached chalet bungalow has been extended by the current owners and comprises of bright spacious contemporary living accommodation throughout.

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. SOUTHBOURNE £675,000

BOSCOMBE MANOR £699,950

This immaculate detached family home is situated in an enviable position just a short A bright detached family home which has retained its character features throughout Four bedrooms | four | garden | halla| comprehensive drawing roomrefurbishment | studio complexsituated | dininginroom | wine cellarclose | integrated garaging transport | small lake arboretum | over six walk away from the cliffbathrooms top. The property has room undergone a superb position to local amenities, links and the beach. and is presented acres of land with spacious, contemporary accommodation throughout. Five bedrooms | Two modern bathrooms | Contemporary kitchen diner | Bright lounge | Conservatory | Large utility room

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WESTBOURNE £750,000

COY POND £550,000

Moonrakers is a beautifully presented five bedroom detached house conveniently located within walking distance to Westbourne which benefits from a vibrant coffee culture and a variety of shops whilst also being near to the beach.

This beautifully presented detached chalet has been modernised by the current owners to an extremely high standard and is located directly opposite Coy Pond Gardens and enjoys fantastic views over them. Offered with no forward chain.

Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room | Big Conservatory | Quiet Location | Private Driveway | Electric Gates | Two Reception Rooms

Recently renovated to high standard | Three double bedrooms | Fabulous views over Coy Pond Gardens | Large Lounge Diner | Contemporary Kitchen | Luxury shower room | Utility room

ALUM CHINE OIEO £600,000

WESTBOURNE £445,000

WESTCLIFF £300,000

BOURNEMOUTH £420,000

This large detached house requires modernisation throughout and offers huge potential having extremely versatile accommodation.

A rare opportunity to acquire an unmodernised house in one of Westbourne’s most sought after developments.

A beautifully presented top floor two bedroom apartment situated just moments from the cliff top and award winning beaches.

This contemporary detached chalet bungalow has been completely refurbished both internally and externally to an extremely high standard.

Detached family house | In need of refurbishment | Six bedrooms | Four reception rooms

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space.

ALUM CHINE £339,950

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space. HIGHCLIFFE-ON-SEA £320,000

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A very well presented two-bedroom ground floor apartment, forming part of this Situated in a quiet location and in excellent condition, a good size, two double bedroom Four bedrooms | fourhouse, bathrooms | garden roomfacing | hall communal | drawing room | studio | dining room | wine cellar integrated garaging smallarea. lake arboretum | over six impressive character overlooking southerly gardens and complexground floor apartment with a| lovely southerly facing |patio conveniently acres of landlocated close to local shops and bus routes. Two double bedrooms | Living Room | Bathroom | Patio | Conservatory | Communal Gardens | Garage | Ground floor flat

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ORCHARD AVENUE, LOWER PARKSTONE £850,000

A deceptively spacious hidden gem located in a secluded position in Canford Cliffs and accessed via a private driveway.

A rare opportunity to acquire this detached character family home set on an excellent sized plot with great potential to extend and re-model STP.

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WINSTON AVENUE, BRANKSOME £400,000

WINDSOR ROAD, ASHLEY CROSS £350,000

Character family home situated on a popular residential road, offering spacious accommodation throughout.

Situated just a short walk to Ashley Cross Village, this raised ground floor apartment offers excellent accommodation and is well presented throughout.

3 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | Garden | Patio | Off Street Parking | Garage

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OARE, WILTSHIRE £2,750,000 FREEHOLD An extraordinary and individual modern country house in a stunning location. Built originally in 1962 for the artist John Merton, Pound House is broadly Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey building with large windows over looking the gardens. It was extended in 1978 to include a garden room and a large studio complex including a workshop and dark room . The property currently has very high ceilings and brick parapets surrounding the roof which has good storage space.

HARBOUR PROSPECT, HURST HILL ROAD PENN HILL VILLAGE £294,000 Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room £300,000 | studio complexPARKSTONE | dining room | wineAVENUE, cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land

An extremely well presented two double bedroom, third floor apartment situated within walking distance of Lilliput.

Recently fully refurbished to a high standard throughout. Spacious, ground floor apartment in a fantastic location in the heart of Penn Hill Village.

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Southbourne £CALL OFFICE Stunning and spacious garden apartment near beach in small block. Three bedrooms two ensuite | Further separate bathroom | Private rear garden | Off road parking | Extensive parquet flooring | Impressive kitchen / family room | West facing for afternoon sun | Close to beach and shops | Great road | Vacant

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT FURNITURE Katie Thomas, Design Director of KTM Design and Regional Director of the Society of British and International Design (SBID)

When choosing furniture it is important to consider far more than its initial aesthetic appeal. The style and construction of the furniture needs to last for a long time, so by considering the distinct details and quality of the construction you are able to make a more informed decision before purchasing. As a little bit of professional guidance never hurts, please see some of my tips below.

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CONTACTING YOUR REMOVER

CONSTRUCTION: A good rule of thumb is looking for furniture pieces that feel solid and heavy. If you are looking for quality, avoid particleboard and aluminium frames. Solid wood frames generally last a lot longer and is the standard for fine furniture. It is also important to consider the cushion when looking at the construction, so before purchasing anything give it the sit test. Regardless of how beautiful it is, if it’s not comfortable, you won’t enjoy it.

Steve Webber, Director of Maidmans Moving & Storage Steve has many years’ experience in the moving and storage industry. Mrs K asks when is the best time to contact our remover? Steve says: “Before contacting a removal company, you need to think about why you are contacting them. It may be to obtainPLANNING an initial

A RENOVATION? FORM: As a piece of furniture is an investment and says a lot about

HANDY TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NEXT PROJECT A VICTORY

quotation to help you calculate your moving costs. You may also

you, choose a style that you will love now and in the future. The form and silhouette of the piece should stand the test of time. However, this doesn’t mean that you should choose something shapeless or without style, and whether your preferences are contemporary or traditional, there are many updated options available on the market.

want information on storing items during the move, or information about packing services.”

“Every removal company will be happy to pop out and give you an

idea of the overall budget for your house move. This will be a free

quotation and you need not feel an obligation to use the company.” Have a clear vision areas have rules all of their own, so Before you even think about make sure you do your homework. “If you are looking for a firm fixed quotation, invite an experienced approaching a designer or choosing The planningportal.co.uk is a good surveyor to your home to assess exactly what you will be taking with your perfect shade of paint, you need place to start! you, what needs putting into temporary storage and if any items will to know what style you want to create neednew specialist dismantling and re-assembling your new home. Call inatthe professionals in your surroundings. A successful

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For larger projects, such as renovator should spend time looking Steve people’s says: “Contacting your removal companyconversions for a local or move extensions, complete at other houses, magazines, house renovations, successful media sites books create boards about a and month in to advance is ideal and will give you time to have renovators will any consult anand architect with allremoval their favourite looks. the quotation sent to your home, to discuss issues or moving designer. have the to plan ahead for the move date. When to They Europeshould or further knowledge, and be and able to let Thisyou something that contact can beearlier addedto relevant should make ensure all documentation to along the way when you come you know if it can be achieved and if time scales are considered”. across new ideas. Keep it as a sacred not, what is achievable. scrapbook for your vision and share it Do you have a question for Steve? In smaller renovations or internal with your designer once you’re ready. Send it to steve.webber@maidmans.com reconfigurations, seek guidance Know what’s orachievable use the contactfrom details belowbuilder and consult a trusted Once you’ve compiled the design a structural engineer. Similarly, structure of your ideas all in one place, specialist trades such as plumbers, you need to know what’s actually kitchen fitters, and electricians can achievable for your property. You may offer expert advice on specific areas of well need planning permission, or to your project. Unit 1, 2 Willis Way, Fleets Lane Ind Est, establish whether or not this can be Poole BH15 3SS Get the council on your side achieved under permitted development. Keeping in touch with the council For further information or to book a free visit and quote call All your ideas will still need to meet throughout a project is always a good 01202 375069 | info@maidmans.com planning applications will with Building Regulations. Listed idea. Any| maidmans.com buildings or houses in conservation have to go to the local authority, but

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FABRIC: Lighter coloured fabrics can be appropriate for a formal living you can get in touch before this stage fixtures, fittings and finishing touches room, foyer, or bedroom. However, it is suggested to choose a slightly to seek rough guidance on what will be the clearer this is for the build. It’s darker fabric if it is a piece of furniture that will be used frequently. accepted. Most councils will appreciate going to be hard but try to stick to your you seeking their opinion prior to any allotted amounts. Changes made to a FINISH: stain or finish is an important point to consider later on can be costly. expensive plansThe being drawn up. colourdesign if your piece of furniture has exposed wood. Many pieces of furniture candoesn’t be altered dramatically by the colour theteam finish. For Appoint the of right Remember, this compose example, youof canapproval very easily transformSuccessful the chair from traditional renovators knowtothat any agreements and contemporary by changing a cherry stain the to abest black paint. having team onPainting board isakey. certainly doesn’t mean you don’t mahogany piece for white will make itYou lookshould more feminine delicate. start by and putting together need to formally apply permission.

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Your council can deal with building a tender document detailing exactly work needs to element be done and which regulations andhas can Look forapproval, furniture that somewhat personality or an of the trades are needed. Then, search locally organise a buildingPerhaps controlthere officer unexpected. aretosome interesting features such as nail for the people you need; visit your property way through head details all or the some unique tufting, or the overall shapeask is friends slightlyand for recommendations and look the process. unconventional. If you would like family some advice or are thinking about out for local established companies. making changes to your home or commercial space in the upcoming Set a realistic budget months, do get in touch. with a A builder that’s been trading for contingency many years means they are doing Calculate how much you want to something right. For more information or to book your complimentary design invest into your home then add consultation, please call 01202 069499 or email info@ktmdesign.co.uk another 10% to that for a contingency. It’s always a good idea to get 3 quotes, Be truthful as to what you can but remember; the cheapest isn’t realistically achieve within that always the best. Visit the builder’s budget, this is key to any successful previous work, and check out reviews scheme. It’s a good idea to discuss this before making any decision on which with your trades, as they may be able team to hire. Appoint trades you to guide you on where savings can trust, who share your vision, work to be made. The sooner youwww.ktmdesign.co.uk decide on your timescale (within reason), and how much you want to spend on the your budget.

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Call in Some Favours If you know anyone who’s a builder or designer, ask for some free advice, maybe they can offer their services for mate’s rates.

Don’t be afraid to ask family or friends to help out when it comes to removing or storing furniture or even a bit of Designed andalways built in Britain decorating. You can repay the by craftsmen with skills, it offers contemporary take on favourtraditional with a home cooked mealaor classic design.larger more complex designer a bottle of something! Don’tand forget, kitchens if you’re asking others for help, be prepared to do your bit!

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Establish a realistic timescale A successful renovation will take time. Do plenty of research, finalise your designs, gather the correct permissions and find the right trades. Once these are all in place, then ask the professionals for a realistic timescale. The new English Revival Modern Classic collection from Mereway Kitchens A well-managed project will always is a kitchen collection like no run more smoothly, butother. don’t Designed be and built inif Britain craftsmen with surprised some by unexpected Move out or stay put? Ask as many questions as soon realise all the effort was worth it, as traditional skills, offers a contemporary dilemmas delay it proceedings. Try On large renovations, the needed your dream home begins to take shape. take work on classic design. and out the best way to move forward as quickly as possible. house will literally be a building site. Just because you’re renovating your No stone will go unturned. Remember home doesn’t mean you have to The last few weeks of the project will From Georgian splendourcould to country manor Hurrying a renovation result to work into your budget costs for become an expert in the field. It will probably drag, especially as you’ll chicunacceptable and the ultimate grand designs in finishes, whereashome, temporary accommodation for part or pay to have a basic knowledge of be itching to move back in. Hold English Revival creates an individual dragging it on could incur additional style with bespoke furniture, iconic and stand-alone costs. Work with your team be all of the build and stay close by, as you technical terms, jargon and practices your patience, and it will be worth it pieces and a sumptuous colour palette. honest about your expectations and will need to keep check of the progress. but not any more than that—after all, in the end. this is why you hire the experts. 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TALBOT WOODS | £1,200,000 Stunning character home situated within an enviable position boasting beautifully presented accommodation over three floors. Offering four double bedrooms, separate living and dining rooms, snug, open plan kitchen/breakfast room, carriage driveway, garaging for three cars and a large, southerly garden.

QUEENS PARK | OIEO £800,000

WEST CLIFF | GUIDE PRICE £400,000

A stunning four double bedroom character home situated within the sought after area of Queens Park. The property is finished to a high specification throughout and benefits from two large reception rooms, kitchen leading into a conservatory, three bath/shower rooms, balcony and front and rear gardens.

Stunning apartment located within an enviable location on the West Cliff, 0.2 mile from the beach and less than a mile from Bournemouth and Westbourne. Lift served and offering two double bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms, living/dining room, kitchen, southerly balcony and garage. Long lease and no chain.

BOSCOMBE MANOR | GUIDE PRICE £325,000 A beautifully presented two double bedroom first floor modern apartment situated a moments walk from the Seafront and award winning sandy beaches. The property benefits from a balcony, high specification kitchen/ breakfast room and secure underground parking.

MEYRICK PARK | £465,000

BOURNEMOUTH | £250,000 - £300,000

A spacious four bedroom, three bath/ shower room townhouse situated in a gated development within the sought after Meyrick Park only a moments walk from Bournemouth Town Centre. Offering the potential of separate ground floor living and benefitting from a double garage and ample parking with no chain.

Only three remaining, newly converted apartments situated within a moments walk of Winton high street and easy reach of Bournemouth Town Centre and award winning sandy beaches. Allocated parking. 10 year building warranty.

01202 317317 | bournemouth@hearnes.com | www.hearnes.com | 122 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth


RINGWOOD | £1,350,000 A stunning bespoke designed four bedroom detached property in excess of 4000 sq. ft. Situated on a plot in the region of 0.7 of an acre. Recently constructed garage complex with self-contained annexe over. High specification throughout. Walking distance to the Castleman Trailway.

ST LEONARDS | OIEO £600,000

RINGWOOD | G.P. £875,000

Contemporary new build three bedroom bungalow. Situated in a sought after location on a sizable plot. Built to a high specification by renowned local builder. En-suite to master bedroom, utility, generous off road parking, double garage and well enclosed rear garden.

Exceptionally spacious five bedroom detached home, accommodation presented to a particularly high specification within grounds of approaching half an acre. Four reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen/dining room, utility, two en-suites. Double garage, ample off road parking. Private gardens.

ST LEONARDS | £499,950

RINGWOOD | £485,000

ASHLEY HEATH | G.P. £475,000

Spacious three bedroom bungalow with extensive driveway and option to purchase further land with full planning to build a double garage complex (by negotiation). The property offers huge potential and is situated in a pleasant cul de sac location. VENDOR SUITED.

An older style detached bungalow well located within a short walk of the Town Centre and local facilities. The bungalow has a large garden and ample parking as well as potential to convert the loft space (subject to consent).

A three bedroom detached bungalow well-presented throughout and set within professionally landscaped gardens. Highly regarded location close to local amenities. Open plan living space, substantial off road parking and integral garage.

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BRANKSOME PARK | £500,000 A beautifully presented, light and airy 3/4 bedroom, three bathroom, two reception room town house with an integral garage and private rear garden set in a delightful close of similar houses in the sought after Branksome Park. This lovely home is conveniently located, just over ½ a mile from Westbourne with its range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The stunning Branksome Beach is a pleasant walk through the chine and is approximately 1½ miles away.

POOLE | £345,000

BRANKSOME PARK | £315,000

A truly superb three bedroom, two reception room, semi-detached Victorian villa, which has been lovingly restored to its original splendour. A particular feature is the 100ft, beautifully landscaped south facing rear garden as well as three off road parking spaces. The property is conveniently located for local shops and just over 500 yards from the shops and restaurants of Penn Hill.

An attractive and extremely spacious three double bedroom apartment in need of modernisation. Set on the second floor, with a south facing balcony, situated on a leafy avenue, close to the shops in Westbourne, within easy reach of Branksome Beach and surrounded by beautifully kept grounds

POOLE | £275,000

POOLE | £395,000

POOLE | £300,000

A light and airy, well presented, three bedroom, modern, mid-terrace property, built in 2014. Situated in a block paved courtyard development with similar properties which have all been built to a high specification, including solar panels, allocated off road parking and 9 communal visitor spaces. The property is conveniently located off Ringwood Road.

A substantial, immaculately presented Edwardian, 3/4 bedroom, 2/3 reception room, two bathroom, extended family home with a 70ft south facing rear garden, parking, and a stunning kitchen/dining room with bi-folding doors to the garden, located approximately half a mile from the town centre.

A delightful two bedroom, two bathroom, two reception room, character, mid-terrace property which we believe to have been built around 1880, now including off-road parking and a courtyard garden, located within 200 metres of Poole Quay.

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WEST PARLEY | £625,000 An extremely well-maintained and tastefully modernised four double bedroom, two bathroom, three reception room detached family house with a 100ft private rear garden, generous off-road parking for several vehicles and a large detached garage. This most attractive and character family home offers well-planned and deceptively spacious accommodation.

WEST PARLEY | £600,000

BEARWOOD | £575,000

An extremely spacious and immaculately presented four double bedroom, three bathroom detached chalet bungalow, with a large double glazed conservatory, 85ft private and landscaped rear garden, integral garage and generous off-road parking. Situated in a delightful cul-de-sac whilst enjoying a sought after location within West Parley.

A substantially enlarged, beautifully modernised and deceptively spacious four/five double bedroom, three bathroom, detached chalet bungalow with a 120ft south facing and private rear garden and generous off-road parking. Sitting proudly on a large plot measuring approximately 1/5 of an acre whilst enjoying a popular location within Bearwood located close to amenities.

WEST PARLEY | £489,950

GOLF LINKS ROAD, FERNDOWN | £450,000

FERNDOWN | £440,000

An immaculately presented and superbly positioned three/ four double bedroom, one/two reception room, two bathroom detached chalet bungalow with a 60ft private west facing rear garden, detached single garage and generous off-road parking. Enjoying a sought after location within West Parley.

A spacious and beautifully presented three double bedroom, two bathroom luxury apartment with its own private entrance, patio areas and single garage. Situated in one of Ferndown’s most prestigious locations and only 300 metres from Ferndown’s Championship Golf Course. This ground floor apartment offers approximately 1,419 sq ft of light and spacious accommodation.

An immaculately presented four bedroom, two reception room, two bathroom detached family home, with a garage and off-road parking. Sitting proudly at the head of a private cul-de-sac positioned on the former plot of the original Amberwood House, in a sought after location close to local amenities.

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT SO COME ON DOWN (TO SANDBANKS) Setting the right prices for your holiday home is a combination of art and science. Knowing when and how much to discount is more like voodoo! Getting the pricing right on every property is one of the hardest things that an agent has to do and whilst we try to use data to help it’s still a decision that has as much to do with gut feeling and emotion as science. The journey to finding the right range of prices for any property starts with the initial meeting with a new owner and therein lies the first problem. Like an estate agent we know that the higher prices we quote the more likely we are to get the instruction yet we are the ones who have to deliver on our promises. In the end honesty is the best policy here- the truth is that we never really know how well a place will do so all first pricing is a work in progress so we agree on a starting point with the owner and wait to see the results RETAILER V SALESMAN I once heard an interview with Sir Charles Dunstone the founder of Carphone Warehouse where he said something that really resonated with me: The difference between a salesman and a retailer is that when evaluating a product a salesman will think ‘How much could I sell this for?’ and a retailer will think ‘How little could I sell this for?’ To unpack that the point is that if you can reduce the price of an umbrella to say £4.99 you could sell so many that the quantity discount on your order would allow you to get them at a price that would allow you to make a profit. Of course the fundamental difference is that we do not have an unlimited supply- I can’t reduce August weeks to £199 and order another 10,000 to sell so my job is certainly to be a salesman and in fact more like a fish salesman as my product will go off on a certain date and I can’t keep it in a warehouse for next year. This is handy as my first business was selling fish and I spent a lot of my working life selling business equipment and software. PRICE NOT RELATED TO COSTS Many businesses operate on a fairly simple margin basis, buying washing machines at a price and selling them for 10% more and you compete by buying cheaper or squeezing your margin. The right price for a holiday let is not related to the costs it is simply what someone will pay for it. This can lead to an interesting discussion with an owner who may say they need higher prices as they have a mortgage to pay. The response, of course, is that if we thought we could get a higher price we would charge it. If we have two identical

homes we charge the same for them regardless of whether one is mortgage free and the other has 80% finance. OWNER REQUIREMENTS Not everybody wants the same thing from their cottage so there are occasions where similar cottages could have very different price strategies. An investor with 10 properties is running a business and the brief is to get as much income as possible. This is actually unusual for us as most of our properties are individual loved holiday homes so we have to work with the owners to determine what they want from their property. All will want to make sure they cross the threshold to qualify for holiday let tax benefits but beyond that they may be happy to charge a higher rate and have more empty weeks to use themselves. One strategy to consider is premium pricing at a time when you might use your cottage but will take the money if say it was enough for a skiing holiday at Christmas. CHEAP WEEKS The average holiday cottage is going to be empty for 20+ weeks so everyone has a base price that they don’t go below but do be careful with this. Before you say ‘I’ll only make £100 so it isn’t worth it for the wear and tear’ consider that there can be more value than just money to having a guest stay. Every person through the house is someone who will go home and tell their friends and family about it and may return. The house gets an airing, a blast of heat and a clean and crucially you give the work to your caretaker. Remember that not bothering for the winter is a bit of a slap in the face to someone who cares for your property and almost certainly could really use the money especially at Christmas.

saying “call me first”, but when you have a guest on the phone with their credit card out you need to make a decision on the spot. When told that I don’t have discretion beyond 10%, I’ll ask the question that if I have a £900 week empty, with 48 hours to go, and someone offers £800 should I then refuse it? ‘No obviously in that case you would take the booking’. ‘So you want me to use my discretion then?’ Sometimes we go round in circles a few times but I usually get my way. The main thing to remember is that your agent’s interests and yours are aligned and they are looking at a bigger picture when making a decisionwould I give a 15% discount 4 weeks in advance? When deciding I’m looking at 150 properties and if there’s only 2 left then I won’t but if the week is 70% unsold then I probably will. If it’s off a £250 weekend I probably won’t, if it’s a £2,000 week and we can bank £1,700 then I probably will. You can trust me…..I’m a salesman!

SMALL DIFFERENTIALS You would think that a few tens of pounds either way wouldn’t make a difference if you like a cottage but it really can. It’s not that the guest can’t afford it the key is that they may be looking at a number of choices that they can’t make up their mind about. There’s no better illustration of this effect than the chocolate bar market- you would think if you want a Twix you’d buy one (I don’t even know what they cost) but it’s extremely price sensitive with a few pence on the shelf lifting sales for one bar over another. BE PREPARED TO CHANGE If bookings are slow early in the season it will be much cheaper to reduce a little early on than wait and discount last minute. The worst that will happen is that you sell lots of weeks and think you could have got a bit more whereas the risk of not selling the week at all is much more painful. ADAPTIVE DISCOUNTING We always try to persuade our owners to give us discretion on discounting as it is impossible to make a rule for every situation. It’s all very well

Contact Simon on: t. 01202 707 357 e. simon@rumseyofsandbanks.co.uk w. sandbanksbeachholidays.co.uk a. 2 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset BH13 7QD Simon Tolson owns Rumsey Holiday Homes in Sandbanks and a portfolio of holiday cottage agencies in Cornwall.

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CALLING ALL LANDLORDS HAVE YOU SERVED YOUR GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATE IN TIME? Since 1 October 2015 in addition to the paperwork sent to a tenant proving compliance with the deposit registration regulations, Landlords have had to make sure that tenants have received the appropriate energy performance certificate, the government’s “How to Rent” guide plus the gas safety certificate where a property has any gas appliances. Before last month, it was common practice simply to re-serve each of these documents immediately before, or indeed at the same time as, giving a tenant the usual 2 month notice required by Section 21. However, this practice might have to be reviewed in light of the decision of His Honour Judge Luba QC in the case of Caridon Property Limited –v– Monty Shooltz heard in the County Court at Central London this February. The Judge has pointed out that the necessary regulations that followed the implementation of the Deregulation Act 2015 stipulate that one can only serve a Section 21 notice if the landlord or his agent has fully complied with paragraphs 6 and 7 of regulation 36 of the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998. These in turn require the gas safety certificate to be served on an existing tenant within 28 days of the check being completed. Of itself, this would not be a problem as the 2015 regulations state that the original 28 day compliance period need not apply. However the 1998 rules also state quite clearly that a gas safety certificate must be given to “any new tenant of premises……..before that tenant occupies those premises”. Ironically, if a tenant is on a second or subsequent fixed term tenancy, it may not be so much of an issue provided you can show that before the latest contractual term started, the tenant had indeed received a valid gas safety certificate for the preceding term. Whether His Honour Judge Luba agrees, remains to be seen.

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HOME EMERGENCY COVER Steph Selby is the Manager of our Property Team who specialise in insurance for residential blocks of flats. A-One Insurance is a professional and highly visible broker based in and around the South of the UK. Researching the market on our clients behalf, is one of the reasons why they choose to stay with us year on year, We’re humbled when they refer their friends to us too as they know we keep our promises and trust our philosophy. Whatever you need from home insurance to complex commercial risk advice we can provide a solution. We have an in house claims team and you can visit us locally in branch at Westbourne or Ringwood and deal with a person rather than a call centre. Dispelling those frequency asked insurance myths about communal areas within block of flats; Communal areas are areas within a block of flats or an estate which all residents have a right to use and for which the Residential Management Company or Freeholder is responsible. These include communal hallways, shared stairways, landings, pathways and surrounding grounds. The Insurance policies that we offer as a broker include a minimum of £20,000 for contents for the communal areas. Solving any disputes over who’s responsibility it is and then is it covered. A common question we get asked is “What would be covered in a communal area?” Some blocks of flats have larger communal areas , both internally and externally where you may have items such as tables and chairs, benches, pictures, rugs and plants which would all be covered for loss or damage under this insurance subject to an insured peril ( Fire, Theft / Attempted Theft, Accidental Damage to name a few) . For more details about our residential flats insurance call Steph and his team today on 01425 486541 or email stephanie.selby@aoig.co.uk.

For anyone letting residential property, it is now more important than ever to have a paper trail and to be able to prove that a gas safety certificate was given to a tenant “before” they take up occupation under an assured shorthold tenancy. For advice on this and all other letting issues contact a member of the Dutton Gregory Landlord & Tenant Department on 01202 315005

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TALKING PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT WITH...

HARBOURWOOD HOMES Get to know our front cover stars Upon completion of their latest project, we interviewed Dean Gaffikin and Steve Courtney, of Harbourwood Homes, to find out exactly what went into—and what the reaction has been—crafting their latest development, “The Salts”. So, how long did the build take? DEAN: Roughly 7 months. Wow, that’s fast! STEVE: …and it would have been quicker too, but we had an uncontrollable 6-8 week delay in the middle of the project due to an overhead cable we had to get removed, but other than that pretty quick yes. Can you talk us through some of the signature design features? DEAN: The four most distinctive features—the likes of which we hope to become known for—are the angled windows, cedar cladding, vaulted ceilings and specific style of rendering.

STEVE: Agreed, but I would also add the smaller touches like fully tiled bathrooms, our ornate chimney stacks and the grand open entrances— all of which are also key to our existing developments, and those to come. How have you ensured the quality and consistency of this project? DEAN: We have worked very closely with all of our suppliers and subcontractors to ensure that we are getting the very best from all aspects. We also do weekly site meetings with the site manager to foresee any problems and deal with them straight away. STEVE: We spent a lot of time deciding on the best products/materials to use on our properties, and employ a strict quality control procedure of all contractors before, during and after our developments.

Which, if any, kind of obstacles did you overcome during this project? DEAN: The biggest one by far was a power cable that ran overhead across the site. We had major delays with this, but we rallied the team to keep everyone’s spirits up and ensure that the project was completed as quickly and efficiently as possible. Other than that, I’m pleased to announce everything else went to plan. STEVE: It’s hardly controllable but the weather in UK plays a big part in programming the builds for us. Although this didn’t cause any delays or problems on this site, it could have easily been a big problem for us, which we tried to stop by ensuring that we got the properties secure groundwork and brick work up and ready for roof before we hit any potentially damaging wet and cold weather. After all, strong foundations make for strong structures. Are your investors happy? DEAN: Yes, very happy. The speed of the build while maintaining quality has pleased them and they are also on course to make the financial return they expected.

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STEVE: I would also add that above all we have kept our word to them, and kept them in the loop every step of the way. It’s really important to us to be as honest and approachable to them, and all involved, as possible throughout our projects.


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Have the original landowners seen the end result? STEVE: The landowners haven’t yet been to see the finish product, but we have kept them informed as to how it’s all going. We will be inviting them to come and view the properties soon when we have fully completed, so they can see what their land has enabled us to create. We have also tried to keep a quite personal relationship and tie to the development from the previous owners, in naming the development “The Salts”, after the previous landowners family name. We did of course ask their permission before, and they were overjoyed with us requesting this, so it’s good to keep this link to them.

How have neighbours responded? DEAN: Very well. We haven’t had any complaints and they are happy that they have some nice new houses to look at rather than a redundant piece of land. They can also see a price rise to their own properties, with these two new builds bringing the area value up. STEVE: The neighbors have been particularly great here. At the start—as we do with all of our developments— we introduced ourselves, and the company to them and took the time to listen to, and answer all of their questions. We also swapped contacts for any emergency or future communication they may wish to have with us, while keeping close contact (if they wish) throughout the build. What has the overall reaction been like? DEAN: Very good all around. Everyone who has visited the site has been impressed with the high specification, the build quality and the speed of the project. We have also started to see a big interest with potential buyers, now that the site is finished. What are you most proud of with this project? DEAN: Working as a team with all employees, sub-contractors, suppliers, consultants, and designers to get a finished product ready for someone to make a home. It’s always exciting to see the finished product, and when it exceeds your expectation as this development does, that’s truly the icing on the cake. STEVE: I am proud of the progress our company is making in fulfilling the modern needs of the potential

homeowners of The Salts, as well as showing people our product. I must say, I think after guests have looked around this development they will be taken aback to what you can get for your money from us, and what we are producing as a company in regards to every element for the customer. Having minimal, if any, negative comments from people that have viewed them to date, is a very good sign that we are doing something right in developing new homes!

WHO ARE HARBOURWOOD HOMES? Managing Directors Steve Courtney and Dean Gaffkin, pride themselves on their jargon-free approach to property development. With years of advantageous experience in their own respective trade businesses, the duo takes a careful and considered approach to each and every project—forever putting the needs of landowners (and the surrounding neighborhood) first. Don’t miss out of the The Salts open event, being held on Saturday 24th March and Saturday 31st March.

For more information about how Harbourwood Homes can help you please contact: E. steve.courtney@ harbourwoodhomes.co.uk T. 01202 879 196 For information about viewing The Salts development please contact: Mitchells Estate Agents: 01425 616411 or Hayward Fox: 01425 638656

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WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T FIT THE ‘MORTGAGE MOULD’? As anyone who has applied for a mortgage recently will know, lenders may be offering very preferential rates, but they are being over particular about who they lend their money to. Although 2017 saw the highest level of mortgage borrowing since 2008 spurred on by the continuing low interest rates from the Bank of England, most of these were mid-market and low loan to value borrowers who represent the safest bet for mortgage lenders. So, what happens if you are categorised as a ‘non-standard borrower’? Kosta Shabrov, mortgage specialist for Homeline Mortgages in Poole states that this is where the services of a broker come to the fore. “If for example you attempt to source your own mortgage using an online comparison website, you could fall

foul of their automated credit scoring processes. Mainstream lenders can sometimes look less favourably upon people who have a poor credit history, are self-employed, borrowing into retirement, are divorced or have irregular income. It’s a numbers game which doesn’t always take into account individual nuances”, commented Kosta. “The main thing is not to panic. If you do come under the term ‘niche borrower’ there are still plenty of smaller lenders who are geared up to making mortgage offers.” Some of the high street names will still lend to non-standard borrowers but brokers often find that the preferential rates with fewer obstacles to overcome are from the less well-known brands. Those seeking a mortgage shouldn’t be put off by going with a less familiar name, your broker will do all the research to

ensure that you are getting the best mortgage available which will suit your individual requirements. Since the credit crash and the implementation of new affordability rules came into force, some potential borrowers have found themselves becoming mortgage ‘misfits’. Kosta went on to say “We can help identify the right lender for your personal circumstances. For example, there are lenders who look favourably upon freelance workers or the selfemployed. Others are more flexible if you want to borrow into pensionable age, and so on. Your mortgage broker should be independent and not tied into any specific lenders and their detailed knowledge of the market should enhance your chance of getting a mortgage offer.”

homeowners and helping them improve their borrowing prospects. For anyone thinking of applying for a mortgage the same advice will stand them in good stead, such as reducing any other borrowing including loans or credit cards, checking their credit score, and preparing a history of financial detail, such as income and all outgoings. In the case of being self-employed you’ll ideally need up to 3 years’ accounts verified by an accountant and proof of your earnings. To book an appointment with an adviser from Homeline Mortgages call 01202 937444 or visit www. homelinemortgages.co.uk A fee may be charged should you proceed with a Mortgage or Protection application.

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BITCOIN: DIGITAL GOLD, DEAD DUCK OR THE FUTURE OF FINANCE? Will Bitcoin rule the world? Craig Allison, Investment Manager and Head of Office at WHIreland Wealth Management in Poole and, Mike Ingram, WHIreland Chief Market Strategist, muse on the outlook for cryptocurrencies Those of us who have worked in the financial services industry for the last few decades may sometimes be forgiven to think we’ve seen it all. Dot-com boom and bust; global financial meltdown; negative interest rates; quantitative easing and the market applauding a reality TV star becoming President of the United States. It’s surely all water off a duck’s back by now.

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Yet when people who have never shown any interest in finance suddenly become cryptocurrency evangelists, you know that something is up. Rarely have we seen a topic become as pervasive and passionate as the rise of ‘cryptos’. However, much of this debate seems to be due to the conflation of different, but related topics such as blockchain (a blockchain is a digitized, decentralised, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions) and

broader distributed ledger technology that enables cryptos. Leaving aside the technology, which would require another article in itself, and looking just at Bitcoin, it is fairly clear that the concept of digital currency has much to commend it. In the now-familiar world of non-physical cash, the ability to buy assets and discharge liabilities relatively simply and securely without lugging large quantities of cash around that can be stolen or counterfeited and doesn’t have to be counted or replaced is obvious. This efficiency further extends in a distributed ledger-enabled crypto currency such as Bitcoin. At a more philosophical level, the argument that Bitcoin isn’t ‘real cash’ also seems to have been dealt with. Advocates are keen to point out that virtually all established currencies are ‘fiat’ i.e. they are not convertible into precious metals such as gold and silver with ‘intrinsic value’. In that sense, they say, Bitcoin is no less real a currency than a Pound, Euro or Dollar. Moreover, crypto fans have pointed out that central banks, even if ostensibly free of political meddling,

have deemed it necessary to aggressively expand the base money supply of their domestic currencies in an effort to boost nominal growth in post-crisis economies. Theoretically no more than 21 million Bitcoins will ever be mined – and we are already over 80% of the way there. The reasoning goes that widespread adoption of Bitcoin would usher in a new age of economic stability such as that envisaged by those that would like to see a return to the Gold Standard. This is one of the reasons why Bitcoin has been dubbed ‘Digital Gold’. Initially we found these arguments persuasive, so last summer we embarked on an exercise to try and establish a fundamental valuation for Bitcoin which came up with an estimated figure of $120,000 per Bitcoin. Considering that at the time Bitcoin was trading below $3,000, this seemed like a pretty compelling investment case, even taking into account the compounded assumptions made in arriving at that valuation. It wasn’t long however before doubts set in.

Yes it might be true that the number of Bitcoins might be capped, but, at the time of writing this, there are currently 1517 crypto currencies listed on the website coinmarketcap.com. Even though the market share of the four largest ‘cryptos’ (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash) account for about 70% of the market by value, it is clear that the barriers to entry for a new digital currency are very low. And what about crypto-based banks with fractional reserve banking? Never underestimate the ability of the financial services industry to engineer leverage into the system. We concluded that the future supply of cryptos may indeed not prove to be so fixed as to fill a gap currently occupied by major currencies with a very high crypto coin value. Our doubts didn’t end there. Having suspected that crypto currencies might prove prolific, our thoughts turned to gold and the notion of ‘intrinsic value’. It’s intuitive to think that something which is scarce i.e. gold is more likely to have ‘intrinsic value’ than something that is plentiful i.e. water but context is important too. Arguably if you were trapped on a desert island, gold could


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well be useless and water might be more immediately valuable or to be more economically correct, offer more ‘utility’. From there it was a slippery slope. Perhaps the technological eye-candy and growing popular acceptance of crypto currencies wasn’t enough? Perhaps the sovereign issuers of our current fiat system of currencies will push back hard? It might be impossible to un-invent blockchain, but it is certainly possible for the world’s leading economies to marginalise it by outlawing its use within banking systems, retailers and like. Furthermore these authorities could make it illegal to receive payment in cryptos for goods or services provided or work done. The final line of defence would be to require the payment of taxes in the appropriate fiat currency. These combined efforts might easily reduce cryptos to a niche collectibles market such as exotic postage stamps or fine art. All this probably sounds alarmist. After all, haven’t we seen a number of endorsements of Bitcoin from some powerful establishment institutions? Well, not as such. For instance the

in principle very keen on sovereignissued digital cash as this will actually extend the reach of central banks’ policy toolkit. For instance such issuance would make it possible to affect negative interest rates on cash as opposed to merely negative rates imposed on banking system reserves. PICTURED: L-R, Craig Allison and Mike Ingram, from WHIreland

announcement last year that Goldman Sachs was going to facilitate Bitcoin trading was seen as legitimising the cryptocurrency, but this was no more an endorsement of value than the London Stock Exchange facilitating the trading of Vodafone. Goldman simply thinks that facilitating Bitcoin trades will be profitable for Goldman. Given the spread and volatility evidenced by Bitcoin, this is probably a reasonable bet. At a company level it is easy to identify how many business models might be threatened by the rise of Bitcoin and similar cryptos. The Governor of the Bank of England has been keen to point out that while banks largely recognise the cost-cutting potential of adopting blockchain technology,

they are far less appreciative of the dangers more widespread adoption might have to their revenue streams. The peer-to peer nature of blockchain could potentially disintermediate any financial hub that has been painstakingly – and to a large extent profitably – built over decades. Widespread replacement of established fiat currencies would probably pose even greater risks to the central banks themselves. They could completely lose control over the money supply, making the effective exercise of monetary policy and inflation targeting impossible. That said, many central bankers, such as the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, are

So you don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to suspect that the issuance of private digital currencies might not be universally welcomed by the policymakers and many in big business who are unlikely to want to relinquish their current power under the sovereignsanctioned fiat system. In short turkeys never vote for Christmas - and they are not keen on extending voting rights in this matter to non-turkeys. In this instance we suspect that digital currencies will indeed be on the menu, but they will be digital currencies controlled by the status quo.

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PAINTING INTERIOR WOODWORK Repainting the woodwork is a good way to smarten up your home, but make sure you use a wood paint that’s right for you

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If white oil-based paint was used on your home’s woodwork in the past, it will have discoloured over the years sometimes only in a matter of months, especially in rooms with little or no natural light. Oil-based wood paints have other disadvantages, including

smelling, drying slowly (especially when it’s cold), being prone to runs and drips (although non-drip versions are available) and being hard to clean up and clean off things. If it’s applied correctly, an oil-based wood paint can provide a good finish, but because it stays wet and tacky for a long time, the finish can easily be ruined by someone brushing against it, or insects getting stuck to it, for example.

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The problem with some water-based wood paints is that they dry so quickly it’s hard to get a good finish - if you go back over an area that’s already started to dry, the finish can be ruined. The best white water-based wood paint I’ve used is Dulux Trade Quick Dry Satinwood. Although it can drip, it dries more slowly than most similar products, so it’s much easier to get a good finish. It’s a bit shinier than many satinwoods, but, more importantly, covers better and is more hardwearing - if you’re skeptical about water-based wood paints, try this one.

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White water-based wood paints don’t discolour or yellow and rarely drip, although they’re not as hardwearing as oil-based ones. They also dry quickly and although you have to do several coats of white, especially on bare wood or MDF, the paint becomes easier and quicker to apply the more coats you do, so you can finish the job in a day, which usually isn’t the case with oil based. Other colours generally need just two or three coats, making them much less work than white water based ones.

As well as specific wood/ metal paints, you can get water-based multi-surface paints that can be used on walls, ceilings, wood and metal etc. These are ideal if you want different surfaces to match, as the same colour in a wood/metal paint and an emulsion (for walls) isn’t necessarily identical.

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THE FIRST TIME BUYERS SURVIVAL GUIDE LESSON 2. ‘DECORATING YOUR NEW HOME’ ‘First time buyer’; never have three words caused so much delight and so many traumas. Having recently taken the proverbial step onto the infamous property ladder, I wanted to share a little insight with those taking or in the process of taking the same step.

friends), but take it easy. This is a solid case of slow and steady winning the race. With this in mind, here are some tips to make the process run a little smoother…

To be clear, I am no expert— novice would be an above accurate description of my level of property knowledge—so don’t expect to find the words like ‘portfolio’, ‘wise investment’ or the dreaded ‘t’ word (tax) lurking in this article and don’t even mention the phrase ‘hard Brexit’. This piece is a me-to-you guide of all the things I wish I had during my first property purchase. If I can help just one person from a mojito induced breakdown, surrounded by crushed Doritos and broken dreams, then I will have succeeded.

Pinterest is a gift when it comes to gathering ideas. Get the app on your phone this second (if not sooner) for easy pining. Create boards for various rooms in the house and start gathering styles and ideas that you like. Eventually a pattern will occur and you’ll get a clearer understanding of what you want your rooms to look like. It also serves as a great tool for sharing your ideas with friends and family (believe me they will ask).

DECORATING YOUR NEW HOME Hooray, hurrah, finally a chance to make your mark and do things your way. It’s such an exciting time decorating your first home. No doubt you’ve already got a ton of ideas (and “helpful” insight from relatives and

1. IF YOU LIKE IT THEN YOU SHOULDA’ PUT A PIN ON IT

2. LICK OF PAINT We first time buyers are notorious for running out and getting our hands on paint. Whilst it is a good place to start, it’s important not to go rushing into anything. If the place that you’re purchasing is in desperate need of lifting, start with something neutral. White, off-white, even light greys can make for an adaptable backdrop. Just for the record, I thought the

downstairs bathroom looked great in black, it was a “feature bathroom”.

3. IF YOU MUST, LISTEN TO YOUR CO-BUYER If you have undergone the process of buying your first home with a friend or loved one, then I’m afraid their opinion counts too. I know, I know, coming from me this is rich advice. I regularly battle my other half on his choices when it comes to decorating our home, but he’s actually made some incredible choices. It’s an exciting new start for the both of you, so try your best to approach all decisions together (and maybe in a safe and stable environment).

4. SOFA SURFING This was my single most stressful purchase. Many, many a war had broken out over our sofa choices—p.s. telling your boyfriend that he should decide because that’s where he’ll be spending his nights from now on, not a good idea. My top tip would be to visualise what you’ll use your sofa for. Series binger? Opt for cushioned arms. Host with the most? Consider how you’ll be able to seat all of your guests. But the most important

piece of advice (courtesy of mother Williams) is to make decisions that fit your day to day, whatever works with your usual lifestyle, you can always find spare chairs in an emergency.

5. SHOPPING LISTS When moving into a new place you are going to need (or want) a lot of new stuff. The trick is to treat every shopping trip like a military drill. Go prepared. Get a list together of things you need and don’t even try to get it all in one go, but rather tackle one room at a time. Stop for regular coffee breaks and if you do decide to brave Ikea, DO NOT get distracted by Scandinavian nick-knacks that you do not need!

6. DON’T RUSH My closing piece of advice is to take your time. Hold out for the perfect lampshade or your dream duvet. Your money is tight right now, save up for something you’re going to absolutely love and don’t waste time on temporary fixes. No one is expecting you to have a show home within three months of moving in, so patience is key. Words By Charlotte Williams


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PLANNING A RENOVATION?

HANDY TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NEXT PROJECT A VICTORY 1

Have a clear vision Before you even think about approaching a designer or choosing your perfect shade of paint, you need to know what style you want to create in your new surroundings. A successful renovator should spend time looking at other people’s houses, magazines, media sites and books to create boards with all their favourite looks. This something that can be added to along the way when you come across new ideas. Keep it as a sacred scrapbook for your vision and share it with your designer once you’re ready.

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Know what’s achievable Once you’ve compiled the design structure of your ideas all in one place, you need to know what’s actually achievable for your property. You may well need planning permission, or to establish whether or not this can be achieved under permitted development.

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All your ideas will still need to meet with Building Regulations. Listed buildings or houses in conservation

areas have rules all of their own, so make sure you do your homework. The planningportal.co.uk is a good place to start!

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Call in the professionals For larger projects, such as extensions, conversions or complete house renovations, successful renovators will consult an architect or designer. They should have the relevant knowledge, and be able to let you know if it can be achieved and if not, what is achievable. In smaller renovations or internal reconfigurations, seek guidance from a trusted builder and consult a structural engineer. Similarly, specialist trades such as plumbers, kitchen fitters, and electricians can offer expert advice on specific areas of your project.

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Get the council on your side Keeping in touch with the council throughout a project is always a good idea. Any planning applications will have to go to the local authority, but

you can get in touch before this stage to seek rough guidance on what will be accepted. Most councils will appreciate you seeking their opinion prior to any expensive plans being drawn up. Remember, this doesn’t compose any agreements of approval and certainly doesn’t mean you don’t need to formally apply for permission. Your council can deal with building regulations approval, and can organise a building control officer to visit your property all the way through the process.

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Set a realistic budget with a contingency Calculate how much you want to invest into your home then add another 10% to that for a contingency. Be truthful as to what you can realistically achieve within that budget, this is key to any successful scheme. It’s a good idea to discuss this with your trades, as they may be able to guide you on where savings can be made. The sooner you decide on how much you want to spend on the

fixtures, fittings and finishing touches the clearer this is for the build. It’s going to be hard but try to stick to your allotted amounts. Changes made to a design later on can be costly.

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Appoint the right team Successful renovators know that having the best team on board is key. You should start by putting together a tender document detailing exactly what work needs to be done and which trades are needed. Then, search locally for the people you need; ask friends and family for recommendations and look out for local established companies. A builder that’s been trading for many years means they are doing something right. It’s always a good idea to get 3 quotes, but remember; the cheapest isn’t always the best. Visit the builder’s previous work, and check out reviews before making any decision on which team to hire. Appoint trades you trust, who share your vision, work to your timescale (within reason), and your budget.


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Call in Some Favours If you know anyone who’s a builder or designer, ask for some free advice, maybe they can offer their services for mate’s rates. Don’t be afraid to ask family or friends to help out when it comes to removing or storing furniture or even a bit of decorating. You can always repay the favour with a home cooked meal or a bottle of something! Don’t forget, if you’re asking others for help, be prepared to do your bit!

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Establish a realistic timescale A successful renovation will take time. Do plenty of research, finalise your designs, gather the correct permissions and find the right trades. Once these are all in place, then ask the professionals for a realistic timescale. A well-managed project will always run more smoothly, but don’t be surprised if some unexpected dilemmas delay proceedings. Try and work out the best way to move forward as quickly as possible. Hurrying a renovation could result in unacceptable finishes, whereas dragging it on could incur additional costs. Work with your team and be honest about your expectations and don’t forget when you add extras to the programme, the job will take longer and the completion date will move.

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Be heard As well as setting a realistic budget, be up front about what you have to spend. This will prevent your trades providing you with ideas that are unreachable.

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Move out or stay put? On large renovations, the house will literally be a building site. No stone will go unturned. Remember to work into your budget costs for temporary accommodation for part or all of the build and stay close by, as you will need to keep check of the progress.

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Communicate with your builders Weekly meetings with your contractor or project manager should be factored into both your time plans to find out what’s been completed and what’s planned for the following week. This should ensure your trades are meeting the required deadlines.

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Ask as many questions as needed Just because you’re renovating your home doesn’t mean you have to become an expert in the field. It will pay to have a basic knowledge of technical terms, jargon and practices but not any more than that—after all, this is why you hire the experts. Take every opportunity to ask questions of any of the specialists. If you don’t understand it, ask.

soon realise all the effort was worth it, as your dream home begins to take shape. The last few weeks of the project will probably drag, especially as you’ll be itching to move back in. Hold your patience, and it will be worth it in the end. Expert advice courtesy of Emma Jane Interiors - Hampshire and Northfield Property Solutions.

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Be prepared Expect the unexpected and remember that time is money. Unforeseen incidents are terribly annoying and cause delays in the schedule or even break into your contingency. But if something goes wrong, the quicker you make a decision on a remedy, the better. As the build progresses, you could be asked about anything from the size of gaps in-between the tiles to the depth of skirting…the list goes on! Do remember though; if you have a specific way you want something doing, then be clear from the offset.

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Stay focused on your dream Experienced renovators know that changes to the design once work has started, especially structural, will cost extra. While some changes are unavoidable, try to determine any issues before construction commences.

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Enjoy the process After all this planning, decision making, cost calculating and possibly moving out of your own home, you’ll

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CROW, RINGWOOD GUIDE PRICE £1,395,000

RINGWOOD ASKING PRICE £325,000

4400 Sq. ft. OF ACCOMMODATION with potential for an annexe. Situated in a SOUGHT AFTER SEMI-RURAL SETTING within grounds of APPROX. ONE ACRE. Due to this properties layout, most of the rooms benefit DUAL ASPECT VIEWS and are well-proportioned throughout.

WELL-PRESENTED family home set within a popular road in this SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION within WALKING DISTANCE TO THE LOCAL SCHOOLS, POULNER SHOPS & AMENITIES. Viewing is highly recommended.

RINGWOOD OFFERS IEO £335,000

ASHLEY HEATH, RINGWOOD OFFERS IEO £750,000

IDEAL PROJECT. A fantastic opportunity to purchase a detached bungalow in a quiet cul-de-sac with NO FORWARD CHAIN. REQUIRES MODERNISATION. WALKING DISTANCE TO THE TOWN.

SPACIOUS property on a GENEROUS PLOT in a SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION, 2 RECEPTION ROOMS, kitchen/breakfast room, UTILITY ROOM, en-suite, orp, DOUBLE GARAGE.

RINGWOOD FOREST, VERWOOD GUIDE PRICE £595,000

ST. IVES, RINGWOOD OFFERS IEO £350,000

A unique 4 bedroom “hideaway” set over a mile from a tarmacadam road within RINGWOOD FOREST. This charming property offers SOUTH FACING GARDENS which amount to just over an acre and a variety of mature evergreen and deciduous trees and a number of fruit trees. The all-weather Tennis Court is fully fenced.

IDEAL PROJECT situated on approx. 0.2 OF AN ACRE with POTENTIAL TO EXTEND, within WALKING DISTANCE TO LOCAL SCHOOL, NO CHAIN.

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Nest Finders Online Estate Agency is the modern way to sell your home. Sell your home for just £797 fixed fee or take advantage of our NO SALE NO FEE package. When you’re putting your house on the market, it can feel like there are only two choices. A highstreet estate agent, where fees are astronomical, or one of the national online agents who offer low upfront prices but with none of the personal local support.

Some people would like more control over the sale of their house. That could be how viewings take place, or how you can contact your agent, or when, where, and how offers are made on your property. Well, that’s where Nest Finders come in. We provide you with an online portal to manage your sale that is accessible 24/7 by sellers, buyers, and your agent, allowing all parties to progress your sale at any time, day or night.

We think it’s time the market evolved, welcome to Nest Finders! We’re a truly local, independent hybrid estate agency, combining the very best of both the online and high-street property worlds. At Nest Finders, we offer competitive prices to rival the largest online agencies, with all the friendly service of a local agent you can trust.

Our Fees We offer two simple packages for you to choose from. Whichever package you select, we’ll work tirelessly to find you the perfect buyer! Package Options: • Upfront package: £797 (VAT exempt) payable prior to marketing

We advertise all our properties on Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location (three of the largest UK property portals). Whether you choose one of our fixed fees or our No Sale, No Fee option, our only objective is to help you move with as little stress as possible, whilst potentially saving you THOUSANDS on your fees!

• No Sale, No Fee package: 0.75% (VAT exempt) of the sale price payable on completion.

Please do contact us if you have any further questions.

Benefits of Nest Finders If you’re considering a move and want a local agent on your side, Nest Finders can help you make your dream move a reality. Nest Finders offer an open, transparent and personable service, cutting out the jargon, working for you - and only you.

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Southbourne Office 01202 428555

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(01202) 428555


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420 Poole Road, Branksome, BH12 1DF www.moveonsales.com | sales@moveon.biz

"I rent through MoveOn. They are easy to contact and always polite. Approachable and reliable. What more could I ask for?! Have already recommended to friends and family. " - MRS P

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"I am so appreciative of MoveOn in buying and letting properties. The team communicate well and understand my needs as a landlord and those of my tenants. From the first time I contacted MoveOn I have dealt with people who are knowledgeable, courteous, polite and friendly. They are always on top of matters and keep me informed of what needs to be done. Would not dream of using any other company. Absolutely fantastic!!!!" - MRS H

"I have been renting with Move On for just over a year and I cannot fault them. They are always professional, yet human at the same time. Fortunately I’ve not encountered any major problems but with regards to minor maintenance issues they have resolved them quickly and ensured tenant satisfaction is always met." - MISS H

Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, rent or let the professional team at Move On are here to help with all your requirements. Call us now on 01202 711169.


Residential Sales, Commercial Property & Lettings

SPRINGBOURNE

£219,950 FREEHOLD

Tel: 01202 646 964

www.mckinlays.co.uk

SOUTHBOURNE

£465,000 FREEHOLD

SOUTHBOURNE £225,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD

Two double bedroom character cottage, re-furbished throughout within the last 5 years modern kitchen / diner, lounge four piece GF bathroom, very well-presented throughout, private courtyard garden. Close to Bournemouth, commuter links, local shops and schools ideal FTB or BTL

Four bedroom, two reception detached house requiring full refurbishment, currently laid out as two flats, close to cliff top and the grove. Plenty of potential. Early viewing essential. NO CHAIN *

Spacious two double bed, ground floor GARDEN FLAT, kitchen and wet room. “No Chain”. Requires some updating, central location ideal for the Southbourne grove, beaches and schools. Ideal FTB or BTL

SOUTHBOURNE

SOUTHBOURNE £210,000 SHARE OF FREEHOLD

PORTMAN ESTATE

Very well presented two bedroom top floor flat, modern kitchen and bathroom, light & airy, parking, communal gardens, close to cliff top and grove. Vendor suited.

Stunning character residence in secluded plot, charm and original features, 4 bedrooms, 3 receptions, 3 bathrooms, loft room, detached garage, workshops and close to the cliff top.

£510,000 FREEHOLD

Well-presented three / four bedroom detached house, lounge / diner, kitchen, gf cloak room, modern fitted bathroom, south/west aspect rear garden, parking x 3, excellent location. Viewing essential.

£975,000 FREEHOLD

117 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QY

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Need advice on buying or selling a property? Our team are happy to help with all aspects of property, including advice, buying and selling scenarios, marketing, interior improvements and more. Feel free to contact us via phone, email and social media. We also are offering free market appraisals to residents across Bournemouth – would you like a valuation of your home?

BOURNEMOUTH £275,000 This three bedroom apartment combines contemporary and comfortable living with character and charm. There is a nice modern kitchen, two bathrooms and a spacious living room with balcony overlooking the communal grounds. Ideal home or investment. Would you like to view?

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FOR SALE

FOR SALE

KINGS PARK OFFERS OVER £157,000

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Price reduced on this two bedroom modern apartment in the popular residential location of Pokesdown. This flat, set near the large park, is located on the ground floor of a small purpose built development. Vacant possession and no chain. Would you like to view?

A two bedroom luxury apartment for sale within this purpose built development, situated within walking distance to the beautiful Meyrick Park and tennis courts. Space, comfort and storage are the three things that stand out to us with this flat – as well as the close proximity to Bournemouth’s centre. Would you like to view?

Considering selling? Free market appraisal t. 01202 551 022 e. inf@fahren.co.uk Visit our website www.fahren.co.uk


NEW DEVELOPMENT

INTRODUCING...

NOBLE HOUSE

The launch of an exciting town centre development The eagerly anticipated Nobel House

but iconic 1933 landmark building

(formally known as Electric House,

on Yelverton Road—to its former, Art

Aims House and Denham House)

Deco-inspired glory. This includes

was unveiled last week to an excited

refurbishing the original, impressive

audience

Bournemouth

clock-face situated on the corner

Mayor, royalty and residents; House

of the building, which up until now

Magazine’s journalistic team also

most

attended. The first phase of the

without even noticing.

of

the

folks

probably

sailed

past

new development, which is now completed, is comprised of 24 brand

Situated very much in the town

new studio apartments, and two

centre, Noble House benefits from all

1-bed

completed

aspects of the Bournemouth lifestyle,

to a matchless standard in the

from vivacious urban living, such

Bournemouth area.

as shopping, bars, restaurants and

apartments,

all

leisure, to the calm and tranquillity

in soft grey and toffee shades, add

both worlds; the charm of the old,

Despite only having completed phase

of the seaside; all making for an

a contemporary touch. Each has

with the comfort and ease of the new,

one, this unique project is turning

enviable position. But enough about

its own glossy fitted kitchen with

all in a very secure building.

heads with 6 flats on first floor alone,

the outside—the inside is pretty

quality integrated appliances, power

already reserved if not vended. The

special too…

showers, and the latest eco electric

In the foyer, an illuminated cabinet

radiators, as well as a secure-entry-

displays original artefacts uncovered

buzz around the project however, is not only due to its cracking position

Artisan-style finishes on the carved

technology CCTV security system in

during

in the centre of town, but because

architraves,

boards,

all communal parts in and out. Not

small touch, with a big impact on

it has resulted in the restoration

impressively tall windows and lofty

forgetting technology either, with

the building’s significance. One of

of

Denham

ceilings all nod to its origins, with

high-speed WIFI and Sky-Q ready

many touches in fact, promoted by

neglected,

high quality and trendy interiors all

satellite, giving tenants the best of

the developer Menachen Margalit

what

House—the

was

formerly

somewhat

high

skirting

the

building

works—a

who, despite the building’s unloved state, immediately recognised the potential

for

Denham

House

to

become a retro-beauty. He explained, “I enjoy spending time restoring a building to its former glory whilst paying attention to the fine details of modern living”. On rescuing the original clock that was installed in 1933, Menachen said: “It is part of the history of Bournemouth, and it was important to me to retain it. We searched up and down the country endlessly for the right company, and ironically the firm I chose turned out to be just around the corner from the building”. But perhaps the most enlightening result of this project is the knockon good will effect, for Nobel House is

the

first

development

in

the

area where profits will go towards supporting charities with 10% of the net proceeds dedicated to charities in Bournemouth. At the grand unveiling 82

Menachen

announced

that

this


NEW DEVELOPMENT

development had inspired him to set-up the Nobel House Foundation; a

lasting

legacy

of

an

iconic

development, from which charities across the UK will benefit in this generation and generations to come. The construction of nine additional apartments—a mix of studio flats, one and two bed flats—is due to be completed by May, along with a gated car park at the rear of the property. The Company, wishing to give its tenants a second to none service, hired Mr Robert Saxby to be the inhouse Property Manager. The flats are available to let for long and short term, and short terms lets will include bedding, linen, towels, crockery etc.

For details and viewing contact Robert Saxby on 07922 778614, or email: rjstvmanager@gmail.com. Prices for long term lets vary from £665-£825, depending on size and specifications. Prices for short term lets depend on the duration of the letting.

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Sway Sway

£829,950 £829,950

AnAn impressive impressive family family residence residence forming forming part part of aofunique a unique development development built built to an to an exacting exacting specification specification andand within within an an easy easy walk walk of the of the village village andand thethe open open forest. forest. EPR: EPR: B B 2 2

Please Please contact contact thethe Brockenhurst Brockenhurst office office

£715,000 £715,000

Walkford Walkford

Situated Situated in ainmost a most sought sought after after location location andand built built to atovery a very specification specification andand only only a short a short walk walk from from thethe Chewton Chewton Glen Glen Hotel Hotel andand SpaSpa andand within within Highcliffe Highcliffe School School catchment catchment area. area. EPR: EPR: B. B. 4 4

2 2

£1,100,000 £1,100,000

A substantial A substantial fivefive bedroom bedroom family family residence residence setset in in stunning stunning grounds grounds in excess in excess of 1.5 of 1.5 acres acres in the in the highly highly sought sought after after location location of Adlams of Adlams Lane Lane in Sway. in Sway. EPR: EPR: C. C. 5 5

3 3

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Please Please contact contact thethe Brockenhurst Brockenhurst office office

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3 3

Please Please contact contact thethe Burley Burley office office

Bransgore Bransgore

£409,950 £409,950

AA beautifully beautifully presented presented detached detached bungalow bungalow situated situated only only a short a short distance distance from from thethe village village centre centre andand hashas been been extended extended andand modernised modernised over over thethe lastlast fewfew years. years. EPR: EPR: DD 3 3

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Please Please contact contact thethe Burley Burley office office

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Milford MilfordononSea Sea

£535,000 £535,000

AA link detached contemporary style house with selflink detached contemporary style house with selfcontained annexe located in in a quiet cul-de-sac moments contained annexe located a quiet cul-de-sac moments from thethe beach at Milford onon Sea. EPR: TBC from beach at Milford Sea. EPR: TBC

ToTo arrange a viewing contact thethe Lymington office arrange a viewing contact Lymington office

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£2,295,000 £2,295,000

Exceptional ExceptionalGrade GradeII IIlisted listedGeorgian Georgiantownhouse, townhouse, extensively restored to to exacting standards, with selfextensively restored exacting standards, with selfcontained annexe andand extensive secure parking situated contained annexe extensive secure parking situated in the heart of Lymington. EPR: CC in the heart of Lymington. EPR:

ToTo arrange a viewing contact thethe Lymington office arrange a viewing contact Lymington office

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OIEO OIEO£550,000 £550,000

FOR SALE BYBY INFORMAL TENDER. A charming Grade FOR SALE INFORMAL TENDER. A charming Grade II listed detached forest cottage, retaining many original II listed detached forest cottage, retaining many original features, setset within a generous plot andand in in need of of fullfull features, within a generous plot need refurbishment internally andand externally. EPR: N/A refurbishment internally externally. EPR: N/A

ToTo arrange a viewing contact thethe Lymington office arrange a viewing contact Lymington office

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Mockbeggar, Mockbeggar, Ringwood Ringwood

OIEO OIEO £850,000 £850,000

A deceptively A deceptively spacious spacious New New Forest Forest home home incorporating incorporating a self a self contained contained annexe annexe in ainsought a sought after after rural rural location. location. EPR: EPR: DD 4 4

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Please Please contact contact thethe Ringwood Ringwood office office

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£525,000 £525,000

A charming A charming cottage cottage in ainsemi-rural a semi-rural location location on on thethe edge edge of Ringwood, of Ringwood, with with stunning stunning countryside countryside views. views. EPR: EPR: B B

Please Please contact contact thethe Ringwood Ringwood office office

OIEO OIEO £600,000 £600,000

A charming A charming period period home home which which hashas been been refurbished refurbished andand extended extended in recent in recent years years andand finished finished to atohigh a high standard standard throughout. throughout. EPR: EPR: B B 2 2

Frogham, Frogham, Fordingbridge Fordingbridge

OIEO OIEO £700,000 £700,000

A beautifully A beautifully presented presented chalet chalet style style home home in aindelightful a delightful New New Forest Forest location location with with views views over over adjacent adjacent fields fields andand forest. forest. EPR: EPR: C C 5 5

3 3

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Please Please contact contact thethe Ringwood Ringwood office office

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£1,295,000 £1,295,000

AnAn individually individually built built architect architect designed, designed, ecoeco friendly friendly home, home, situated situated in approx in approx 6.56.5 acres acres of paddocks of paddocks andand gardens. gardens. EPR: EPR: C C

Please Please contact contact thethe Ringwood Ringwood office office

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Hangersley, Hangersley, Ringwood Ringwood

OIEO OIEO £800,000 £800,000

A charming A charming 1900’s 1900’s period period house, house, situated situated in ainhighly a highly sought sought after after location location with with generous generous gardens. gardens. NoNo forward forward chain. chain. EPR: EPR: E E 4 4

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Please Please contact contact thethe Ringwood Ringwood office office

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A superb A superb opportunity opportunity to to purchase purchase anan 11 11 acre acre equestrian equestrian property property located located very very near near to to thethe open open forest forest (approximately (approximately 20 20 yards yards from from thethe adjoining adjoining bridleway) bridleway) in in thethe highly highly sought sought after after location location of of Highwood. Highwood.

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Comprising Comprising of of a large a large detached detached house house with with numerous numerous outbuildings outbuildings including including 10 10 stables, stables, anan all all weather weather arena arena and and well well drained drained paddocks. paddocks. This This 1920’s 1920’s home home offers offers bright, bright, spacious spacious and and versatile versatile accommodation accommodation - with - with each each room room enjoying enjoying anan aspect aspect over over thethe adjoining adjoining paddocks. paddocks. EPR: EPR: F F

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Highwood, Highwood,Ringwood Ringwood Situated Situated in in thethe New New Forest Forest National National Park, Park, thisthis superbly superbly positioned positioned home home is set is set in in grounds grounds and and paddocks paddocks amounting amounting to to almost almost three three acres, acres, with with stunning stunning views views of of thethe surrounding surrounding countryside. countryside. This This desirable desirable home home also also benefits benefits from from a large a large detached detached outbuilding outbuilding which which would would suitsuit additional additional accommodation accommodation to to thethe main main house house and and annexe annexe (subject (subject to to PP), PP), or or to to useuse as as anan office/gym. office/gym. Further Further outbuildings outbuildings include include a stable a stable and and a a barn. barn. The The property property hashas thethe benefit benefit of of direct direct forest forest access, access, yetyet it isit conveniently is conveniently located located within within a short a short drive drive of of thethe market market town town of of Ringwood. Ringwood.

ToTo arrange arrange a viewing a viewing contact contact thethe Ringwood Ringwood office office

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THE OLD SORTING OFFICE BOURNEMOUTH

NEW DEVELOPMENT

A brand-new landmark building located in the heart of Bournemouth’s vibrant town centre. An apartment in this impressive building would make an ideal, luxurious first or second home or investment for the future.

The Old Sorting Office, 5 Albert Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1BZ

Prices start from £130,000 for a spacious studio apartment. This stylish development offers various styles of one-bedroom apartments with some benefiting from their own private patios, while others are split level and offer fantastic views across the towns skyline.

Show apartments furnished by Beales of Bournemouth.

Reservations now being taken call Churchfield For more Information 01202 779911

Show homes open Friday – Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4pm or by appointment please call Churchfield

01202 779911 • admin@churchfield.uk.com • www.churchfield.uk.com 122 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8UT


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OWN YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY HOME AT ROCKLEY PARK INTRODUCING THE NEW

Inspired by country living, the Mulberry lodge captures the heart as well as the imagination. Built to an extraordinary standard and finished by the hands of craftsmen, you’ll notice how warm it feels, how quiet it is and how much comfort has been included. TO FIND OUT MORE COME AND CHAT TO A MEMBER OF THE TEAM IN THE CARAVAN SALES OFFICE

Our award-winning park is just across the water from Sandbanks, home to Britain’s rich and famous. With miles of sheltered sand, beach and turquoise water to enjoy here on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, we reckon that our park is priceless. After all, we have stunning views (especially at sunset) over Poole Harbour, Europe’s largest natural harbour.

We w o u ld lo ve to show you and yo u r fa mily around. For more info rma tio n or to ar r ang e a vi si t

C A L L 0333 202 1 4 5 5 V I S I T R O C K L E Y PA R K .C O.U K

Owners only facilities & benefits • Owners’ lounge and bar • Owners’ heated outdoor swimming pool • Owners’ private gym and health suite including sauna, steam room & jacuzzi

ROCKLEY PAR K HOLIDAY PAR K, HA MWORT HY, POOLE, DOR SET, BH15 4L Z Calls to 0333 numbers are charged at standard UK rates and will be included in any inclusive minute bundles. Parks cannot be used as a permanent residence. Bourne Leisure Limited. Registered Office: 1 Park Lane Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire HP2 4YL. Registered in England (No. 04011660). Bourne Leisure Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 312847).

• Privilege Plus Card offering an extra 15% spending power on park • Owners’ Wine Club • Nature reserve and private beach • Boat storage, mooring and launching


TALKING BUSINESS

SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING A day in the life of the Darlingtons As our loved ones get older it’s inevitable that parts (some monumental parts) of their and our lives are going to change, and often those parts hover on the question of accommodation, or more importantly, the idea of home. But what is home? A place where you feel warm, cosy and safe? Maybe it’s wherever your friends and family are… or maybe it’s wherever you decide to make it. At Sunrise of Southbourne team members do everything they can to make life for residents just like home. So, in the pursuit of experiencing this unique senior lifestyle first hand we interviewed a couple of the community’s residents. Here’s our account. I was invited into a charming groundfloor one bedroom apartment by Frank (Age 89) who, beaming with anticipation, kindly showed me to the living room where his wife Irene (Age

88) was poised for her journalistic debut in an unassuming, yet proud, way. She got up, shook my hand and instantly won me over with a smile and a quick-witted joke. Now I was the one in the hot seat. Sure enough I did my introduction, explained my cause, and we began our questions… When did you move to Sunrise of Southbourne? December 2014, just over three years ago. This is my home [she confidently interjected]. How has being here affected your quality of life? It’s made things a lot easier. We’ve been able to give up the car, which was becoming more of a hassle than it was worth. We have 24-hour help if we want it, we get fresh towels and our room serviced everyday, the best food…so why wouldn’t you like it?

You mentioned the food, what’s it like here? The food is marvellous and if there is ever something you don’t like the chef asks you to just write what you want an hour or so beforehand and he’ll do everything he can to sort it out. It’s a three-course meal, three times a day, and you can even have wine if you like at dinner, which is always nice! Having just done the tour, I can see there are a lot of activities going on here… Yes! There are at least six activities every day, and you can pick and choose what you want to do. Having such a diverse range of activities means we can explore different interests and pick up new skills. 90

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Of course we love it when animals come to visit too… Animals? Oh yes. Many residents have their own pets; even Sian (Associate Director of Community Relations) brings in her little Cockapoo pup in everyday, and it really makes a difference to us all. There is one female resident whose arms are permanently clenched and she can’t relax them, but one day we placed the dog in her lap and her instinct took over and she moved her arms and cradled the dog. We really have some amazing times here. We even have a visiting pig, and alpacas, and iguanas, who all saunter into the lift and head upstairs to the memory care community where we all learn about the different species.

when we arrived on the morning of our moving day, Sian had set up everything down to the last china plate. It completely made our first day. But truly all of the team here are so friendly; nothing is too much trouble. There was another time too, when my husband Frank needed a special flavour and type of medication. One day it was suddenly withdrawn and he wasn’t sure where to get it or what to do, but Sian helped us order it online. She took away all of the worry and stress of it, which really sums up what it is to be here. It’s like living at home, and all the freedoms that come with that, with everything else taken care of for you.

Where do I sign up?! Well, we’ll save you a room. But you’ll have to be interviewed this time! Thank you. Last question; has there been a moment or team member who has made a real impact on your time here thus far? For me it’s people like Sian. We moved in here rather quickly, and we were meant to move in the morning, but I’d asked if I could have more time to get everything sorted. Well, sure enough

For more information contact Sunrise Senior Living in Southbourne: t. 01202 437600 e. Southbourne.ADCR@ sunriseseniorliving.com w. www.sunrise-care.co.uk a. 42 Belle Vue Road, Bournemouth BH6 3DS

Do you have a favourite? We like to attend the Tai chi classes, Ipad lessons, and the garden club. We quite like the Christian themed events; especially when people come in and perform a service. Two different ministers come in to hold Holy Communion each month, which really brings everyone together. That’s great! I also understand that many residents are in-charge of the clubs here? It’s true; I am the head gardener. Only last weekend I was picking sprouts, and the chefs offered to cook them. Of course, the gardening club is very serious to a lot of people here, not that we use any books or follow strict guidelines, but it all grows nonetheless! Tomatoes, strawberries, sweet peas…and if someone can’t make it out to the club, because they’re ill or just too tired, someone delivers the pickings to their room. A gentleman comes here—who first came wearing all black, so I thought he was here to read someone the last rights-but he teaches us Tai Chi in an oriental outfit. One lady, who initially thought the same as me, said “I don’t think much of that minister doing all that dancing around”. We were in hysterics!

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HOW TO BE YOGA BODY CONFIDENT ACCORDING TO JESSAMYN STANLEY Breathing, stretching and selfawareness are the basics of yoga, and yet somewhere along the line we’ve lost sight of them, Jessamyn Stanley tells Keeley Bolger

she spend her teens vaulting in the gym. She’s honest and, if you want an answer to whether or not you’ll pass wind during yoga (you will), she’s your go-to woman.

Yoga body. Innocuous-sounding, but peel it back and the preconceptions are there.

So when she says ‘every body yoga’ she means it. Like many of us, she has felt the laser-like gaze on her in the studio, but hopes in writing the book, more people will feel encouraged to practice.

“Until the turn of the 21st century, the yoga community in the West has been characterised by people who have the money and the time to devote themselves to it, and that has tended to fall into the category of wealthy, predominantly white, slender people, and even more specifically, women,” explains Jessamyn Stanley, yoga teacher and author of new book Every Body Yoga. “The reality is that, that has nothing to do with yoga. The truth of yoga has absolutely nothing to do with body size or skin colour or physical ability [or] gender expression. It’s literally about connecting to your breath and looking within yourself.” Stanley, from North Carolina, describes herself as ‘fat’. She’s not from a moneyed background, nor did

Here, she lays out her advice on three common concerns...

PROBLEM ONE: WHAT IF EVERYBODY LOOKS AT ME IN MY YOGA CLASS? “One of the most common questions I get is, ‘I’m worried that everyone’s going to stare at me.’ And I’m like, ‘They are going to stare at you. That’s the first thing you need to get over before you even go to the class because you can’t spend the whole time thinking, ‘Everybody’s looking at me.’ Everybody is looking at you.”

SO WHAT CAN I DO? “If you’re that concerned about it, don’t go to a live class. Take an online class. Sometimes it really is that

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intimidating to be in a space with other people. If you take an online class, you don’t need to have a teacher in the room with you, staring and telling you what to do. If you have a space that feels good for you, that’s really all you need.”

PROBLEM TWO: I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT HOW I LOOK DURING YOGA PRACTICE. “We spend so much of our lives asking each other, ‘How do I look? Does this look OK?’ It’s, ‘How do I appear to others, not how do I feel?’ If every time you put on clothes you said, ‘How do I feel?’ you’d walk out of the house wearing wild things. “But the point is that no one is having the experience you’re having, so if it feels good to you, that’s all that matters. And nowhere is that more true than on a yoga mat.”

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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“It’s so different to say, ‘How do I feel?’ Because ‘how do I feel’ might mean I need to pay more attention to this area, or I need to internalise this. That experience is so much more worthwhile and so much more telling. You can mine that experience for truth way more than you can the question of how you look.”

PROBLEM THREE: WHAT IF I CAN’T DO ANY OF THE YOGA POSES? “I used to feel self-conscious that people were looking at me because I’m larger-bodied and the teacher would always be like, ‘Have you done yoga before?’ and give me a lot of attention I didn’t want. “[Even now] I still have to talk myself down. I will be in a class and think ‘Man, I feel very self-conscious here.’”

WHAT CAN I DO? “Don’t look at other people; close your eyes. Find ways to slowly tune into yourself because no matter who else is in the room, it’s your practice. Even if you don’t get out of shavasana [relaxation pose]. Even if you don’t move. Even if you stay in table top position and you come out of downward facing dog after a breath every single time, it’s fine, because that’s your practice. “You don’t have to give an explanation to anybody else. You don’t have to feel guilty about it. That’s something I wish I had understood in the beginning.” Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley is published in paperback by Workman, priced £12.99. Available now By Keeley Bolger, Press Association


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HENGISTBURY HEAD £695,000 An immaculately presented detached family home set in an enviable position close to the award winning beach and nature reserve at Hengistbury Head. Benefiting from four double bedrooms, two contemporary bathrooms, two reception rooms, modern kitchen, rear garden, outdoor cabin,|garage and parking WINKWORTH 01202 434365 www.winkworth.co.uk

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WITCHAMPTON MILL GUIDE PRICE £950,000 This stunning family residence has a wealth of features including the extensive use of mellow timber finishes throughout for flooring, staircases and feature beams, with five bedrooms, three receptions, three bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, double garage, stunning views, river frontage and in a private gated development.

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5 OF THE BEST WATER FEATURES...

ITALY’S MOST TREASURED SECRET GARDENS These horticultural gems are open to the public. For years, some of Italy’s most beautiful gardens were locked away from public view. Thankfully, one British woman managed to convince owners to open their gates and share their horticultural gems with the outside world, and now many of them are open for visitors to enjoy. That woman is Judith Wade, founder of Italy’s largest garden network, Grandi Giardini Italiani (GGI), meaning ‘Great Italian Gardens’, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. She started the voluntary association in 1997 with just 12 gardens, but now 124 of Italy’s finest gardens, complete with artistic and botanical heritage and stunning water features - both privately owned and state run - welcome millions of admirers each year.

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Here, Judith shares five of her favourite gardens that all boast spectacular water features...

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VILLA VISCONTI BORROMEO On the outskirts of Milan, this 16th century house, in the style of a Tuscan villa, was enhanced when Count Pirro introduced leisure to his agricultural estate in Lainate, including the garden and nymphaeum (monument), known as the Water Palace. The garden enjoys an 18th century fountain dedicated to Galatea and Neptune, and 820 trees of 56 different species. The nymphaeum is completely covered in black and white or tempera-painted pebbles. Watch out for a statue of Venus, mythological figures in mosaic and an unexpected water jet managed by clever ‘fountain attendants’!

ABOVE: Villa Borromeo Visconti Litta (Picture credit: PA Photo/Grandi Giardini Italiani/Nic Barlow) RIGHT: Villa Borromeo Visconti Litta (Picture credit: PA Photo/Grandi Giardini Italiani)


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VILLA D’ESTE Villa d’Este, an Italian masterpiece of garden art and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a much-copied example of European Mannerism and Baroque gardens, with its staggering concentration of fountains, nymphaea, grottos, water games and hydraulic music. After a long period of neglect, the villa became Italian State property and a programme of restoration was drawn up, including the recent renovation of the Organ Fountain and ‘Bird Song’.

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GIARDINO BARBARIGO PIZZONI ARDEMANI Valsanzibio in Northern Italy reached its maximum splendour in the second half of the 17th century and features 70 statues, mostly by Marengo, which merge into architecture, waterfalls, fountains and water games in the 37 acres of beautiful nature on the hillside. Springs, cisterns, canals and reservoirs have all been restored to bring back the splendour of 16 fountains, four fishponds, three water games, rivulets and pools.

ABOVE: Photo of Villa d’Este a Tivoli (Picture credit: PA Photo/Grandi Giardini Italiani)

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PARCO DELLA VILLA REALE DI MARLIA Woodland, streams and a lake create a great sense of romance in this series of classical Italian gardens, from the time of the Orsetti family. Situated in Lucca in the heart of Tuscany, the Royal Villa at Marlia has been the residence of aristocratic families and great art patrons over many generations. In the early 1800s, Napoleon’s sister, Princess Elisa Baciocchi, extended the majestic complex. In 1923, Count and Countess Pecci-Blunt bought the villa and commissioned famous French architect, Jacques Greber, to create a romantic haven.

PARCO IDROTERMALE DEL NEGOMBO In 1946, humanist and traveller Duke Luigi Silvestro Camerini reached Ischia to create a park which would give reign to his passion for botany. The charm of the place and its surprising similarity to the Bay of Negombo, which he had seen and admired in Ceylon, persuaded him to choose San Montano Bay. Here, you find thermal springs, while the garden landscape is integrated with magnificent plants brought from Australia, Japan, South Africa and Brazil, as well as a whole series of contemporary art sculptor installations. Want to see more of Italy’s finest gardens? Head to GGI’s Instagram feed to have a look. By Hannah Stephenson

ABOVE: Parco Idrotermale del Negombo ABOVE LEFT: Villa Reale di Marlia LEFT: Parco della Villa Reale di Marlia (Pictures credit: PA Photo/Grandi Giardini Italiani)

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£280,000

goadsby.com • Modern home built in 2013 in the character style of the distinctive “Lady Wimborne” properties • Tucked away cul-de-sac location a short walk to Wimborne Town • Large luxury fitted kitchen / family room with doors to the garden • Dual aspect living room with wood burner

• 5 First floor bedrooms, master with ensuite and dressing room • Guest bedroom with ensuite and further family bathroom • Underfloor heating to ground floor • Driveway, garage and easy to maintain gardens with shed and workshop

MUST BE VIEWED

EPC: C

WIMBORNE TOWN 01202 856666

£935,000

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• Spacious and modern detached 5 bedroom family home in a sought-after position in Canford Cliffs Village • Quiet cul-de sac position • Superb living space with large living room and spacious dining room

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CANFORD CLIFFS 01202 701616

• No forward chain

EPC: B

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£280,000

goadsby.com • An impressive & deceptive 4 bedroom 3 reception 3 bathroom detached family home

• Close proximity to access to Corfe Mullen and dog walks

• Occupying a private position within a sought after location in Corfe Mullen

• Ample off road parking, tucked away position

• Substantial and generous proportions throughout

SUBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOME

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EPC: D

• Some far reaching views across neighbouring countryside

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• A spacious 2 bedroom detached bungalow • Well positioned in a sought-after road in Upper Parkstone

• Purpose built second floor apartment with ample storage • 2 Double bedrooms with Ensuite to master

• Benefitting ample driveway parking & a large rear garden

• Modern fitted kitchen, allocated parking space

• Vendor suited & keen to sell

• Moments from Alum chine beach and Westbourne Village

• View to appreciate the accommodation on offer

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PARKSTONE, POOLE 01202 673375

£290,000

• 4 Bedroom family home, ideally situated for local amenities • Good sized hall, cloakroom, lounge, dining room • Family room, kitchen, utility, modern ensuite shower & bathroom • Ample parking, secluded sunny garden. No forward chain

EXTREMELY WELL PRESENTED

EPC: D

CASTLEDEAN 01202 434300

£435,000

NO FORWARD CHAIN

EPC: B

ALUM CHINE 01202 767688

£245,000

• 3 Bedroom family home • Situated just yards from kings park and within good local schools catchment • Hallway, lounge, dining room, kitchen • Ground floor shower room and first floor bathroom • Front garden, sunny aspect rear garden, view now

DETACHED SPACIOUS HOME

EPC: E

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£313,500

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• Open House Event – Saturday 24th March 11am-1pm

• Modern open plan kitchen/lounge/ dining room

• A detached 3 double bedroom character cottage in the heart of Verwood

• 2 Double bedrooms, master with en-suite shower room

• Large plot and great scope for improvement & extension (STPP)

• Large raised balcony, with views over communal gardens

• 2 Reception rooms, gas fired heating, garage and many original features

• Underground allocated parking

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Guide Price £400,000

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EPC: B

OIEO £350,000

• Stunning third floor apartment in an Art Deco style building

• Split level character apartment in central Wimborne

• Large open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room

• 2 Double bedrooms, master with ensuite

• 2 Double bedrooms, master with luxury en-suite shower room • Modern family bathroom, underfloor heating and double glazed windows

HIGHLY DESIRABLE LOCATION

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BOURNEMOUTH TOWN CENTRE 01202 544666

£265,000

• Shaker style modern kitchen with range cooker and breakfast bar • Large front aspect living room with French doors and Juliet balcony

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£324,950

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• Spacious 4 bed detached bungalow • Large living room with open fire, dining area, modern kitchen & conservatory

• OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY 24TH MARCH BETWEEN 11AM AND 1PM • 32A Murley Road, Winton BH9 1NU

• Master bedroom with new ensuite shower & fitted wardrobes

• A superbly presented 3 bedroom family home in a gated development

• Double garage & drive parking for numerous vehicles

• Good sized living accommodation • Convenient Location • Garden and parking

SOUTH FACING GARDEN

EPC: D

BEARWOOD 01202 856666

£450,000

• Boasting 4 double bedrooms & 4 reception rooms • Backing directly onto the Castleman Trailway • Double garage & ample off road parking • Large kitchen with breakfast bar and separate utility room • Within easy reach of Ferndown & Wimborne town centre • Located in the Hampreston school catchment area

SPACIOUS VICTORIAN FAMILY HOME

EPC: C

STAPEHILL 01202 895511

£550,000

NO FORWARD CHAIN

EPC: C

WINTON 01202 859966

O.I.E.O. £285,000

• 3 Double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes • 2 Well-appointed family bathrooms • Private southerly facing rear garden • Ample off road parking leading down to a detached single garage • Located in a quiet position with West Moors • Just a stone’s throw from the village centre and it amenities

SPACIOUS DETACHED 3 BED BUNGALOW

EPC: E

WEST MOORS 01202 895511

£475,000

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• Spacious and bright 3 double bedroom apartment

• Lovely presented 3 bedroom detached home in sought after village of Crossways

• Prestigious block in the heart of Canford Cliffs Village

• Views of the surrounding countryside

• South facing and spacious living/dining room • Good sized balcony • Moments from the beach and shops

SOUGHTAFTER POSITION

CANFORD CLIFFS 01202 701616

EPC: TBC

£415,000

• Large living room, kitchen, dining room and downstairs cloakroom • Easy maintainable garden • Garage and parking for 2 cars

A MUSE SEE – SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION

CROSSWAYS 01305 264500

EPC: TBC

£320,000

• Spacious 4 bedroom semi-detached house with beautiful countryside views

• Very well presented 3 bedroom semidetached family home

• Generous living space, include conservatory, two reception rooms and country kitchen

• Open plan sitting/dining room plus conservatory

• Good size wrap around garden with stable block, tack room and storage • Ample off road parking and double garage

NO FORWARD CHAIN FOOTER

EPC: E

EAST STOKE 01929 552206

£475,000

• Sunny rear garden, situated in a quiet culde-sac position • Garage and off road parking

NEW INSTRUCTION

EPC: D

CREEKMOOR 01202 692145

£299,950

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LEASEHOLD £28,000 P.A.X

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RETIREMENT SALE £595,000 F/H

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LONG LEASEHOLD £245,000 + VAT

• Retail premises with A2 consent • Prime High Street position • Excellent return frontage • EPC Rating: Band E

LEASEHOLD £22,000 P.A.X.

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95/95A Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth • Two ground floor lock-up retail premises • Upper parts sold off • Current passing rent £44,518.75 per annum • EPC: E

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• 2 double bedroom apartment

• Offered unfurnished with driveway parking & garden

• Offered unfurnished with allocated parking

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Baiter Park Location • 3 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms • Driveway, garage & garden • EPC Rating: Band D

Views Across Open Farmland • Spacious 5 bedroom farmhouse with a wealth of character & large surrounding garden • 4 reception rooms, AGA & ample driveway parking • EPC Rating: Band D

Spacious Apartment • Large 2 bedroom apartment close to the beach • Offered unfurnished with garage & balcony • EPC Rating: Band C

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Close to Beaches • Neutrally presented 3 bedroom apartment • Very spacious inside with private patio area

Desirable Area • Spacious 2 bedroom top floor apartment • Walking distance to West Hants Tennis Club • EPC Rating: Band D

Magnificent Home • Detached 4 bedroom house with 4 reception rooms • Large gardens & ample parking • EPC Rating: Band C

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• Modern 2 bedroom maisonette

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• Offered unfurnished with parking & private entrance

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Diary of Award Winning Sales and Letting Agent Move On Sharon Canning

LOOPHOLE IN LANDLORD INSURANCE A couple who had lived in their home for 30 odd years decided to go abroad to do voluntary work for a charity. They rented out their treasured home to a couple. All was well for the first 2 years and then one of tenants lost their job. Despite claiming housing benefit, the rent was not paid and the arrears got out of hand. The couple decided to come back and try and sort things out. To their dismay, they found their home had been transformed into a cannabis factory and a substantial amount of damage had been done to the property. The tenants not only refused them entry but refused to move out, so the landlords had to have them evicted through the judicial system which took some five months at a cost of around £2,500. Unfortunately, there was no rent guarantee is place, however, the landlords did have buildings and contents insurance – or so they thought! This is where the nightmare began. The landlords had dutifully and correctly informed their insurance company they were going abroad and would be renting out the property and this was all noted on their policy, however, when they put the claim through; they were told they would not be paid out. The insurance company informed them that the reason they would not pay out, was because in the small print it stated part of the exclusions were ‘any loss or damage caused by persons lawfully in the home or malicious damage by tenants…’ The landlords were absolutely devastated. The costs were around £56,000 in total to put the property back to its original state, so they reported it to the financial ombudsman claiming they were miss-sold the policy. The ombudsman upheld the decision as the small print was very clear that it would not cover malicious damage caused by a tenant. An additional and interesting twist to this case though, is that if they had taken out a policy that did cover them for any damage caused by a tenant, the probability of the insurer paying out would have been a nil again. This is because the landlords had not conducted a property visit in the 2.5 years they were abroad. So… the moral in this story is to check your policy and read the small print, make sure you are covered for malicious damage (as the majority of policies does not include this) and make sure you are conducting regular property inspections. I would also go one stage further and document all your visits with your findings (even if a good inspection with nothing to report) and ensure a written report has a paper trail (ie proof of postage, or proof of email) with a dated photograph of the property (be it the garden, kitchen or bathroom). I recently relayed this story to a client, who subsequently checked with his insurer and was told they were not covered for malicious damage. Forewarned is forearmed as they say and I do hope it never happens to you.

Have a good week! Sharon If you would like a friendly, no obligation chat regarding any property matter, then please Email sharon@moveonrentals.com or telephone 01202 711169. For the weekly property show on Wednesdays 122pm presented by Sharon Canning, tune into HopeFM 90.1 or visit the website and press the listen live button. 118

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“This is a very special project for us” remarked Broadview Director Ian Pratt, “We are lucky enough to work on some exceptional properties but to have had the opportunity to work our magic on this beachside villa in paradise is truly special. The client is over the moon with the additions to the property and the family can now enjoy more time outside enjoying being shaded from the strong sunshine, as well as the rainfall!” Broadview specialise in creating shading solutions for homeowners and businesses across the UK. Not only do they design and install outdoor structures, awnings and parasols but their team also specialise in shading options for inside to include blinds, shutters and luxury curtains. Broadview’s operations team manufactured and packaged both systems into one large shipping crate, which arrived in Mauritius six weeks later ready for their three-man installation team to take over. In just 4 days, both the systems had been installed and fully commissioned.

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Clearly happy with the end result, the client got back in touch with Broadview in July last year with a view to adding a larger B200 pergola structure to the top floor balcony. Once again, the Broadview installation team were only too happy to oblige and the second phase was completed in January during a 5-day trip, which also saw the build interrupted by a cyclone that struck the island mid-way through the trip!

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN BOUTIQUE HOTEL ROOM The new ‘it’ look for boudoirs There’s something to be said for the excitement of staying in a hotel. The fluffy pillows, crisp cotton sheets, access to miniature beverages and overpriced confectionary. Whatever it is, it’s a great feeling shutting the world out in a luxurious room. So, why not have a piece of the action in your own home? Well, we researched exactly how to replicate, turning to some of the best hotels in the world, along with some top interior designers, for advice.

Oversized headboards Whilst there are plenty of other trinkets and extras to write home about, the bed is the truly the main feature of any hotel room and the headboard is the lure of said feature. For a little while headboards became tiresome, but they are back and bigger than ever. Higher than ever, headboards are even as tall as the wall itself, but for a more modest at home look, go for roughly a third of the wall it backs onto. You want to make a statement, so don’t be afraid to opt for a contrasting colour or plush fabric. RIGHT: Sienna Grey Bed Side Table, £299. Available from www.featherandblack.com

Bedside Tables Don’t underestimate the importance of the bedside table as a decorative element. Whilst it does serve the practical purpose of storage, the bedside table shouldn’t be an afterthought and nor should how you dress it, be. Adorn your bedside table with stacked books, candles and trinkets – remember less is more, so be creative but don’t go overboard. ABOVE: The Flow medium side table with plinth, £550. Available from www.kellyhoppen.com LEFT: Juliette Ottoman Bed, £1,399. Available from www.featherandblack.com

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Bedding The pinnacle moment of every great hotel stay (for me at least) is the first time you sink into a freshly made bed, it’s like unwrapping a gift. Despite the countless people who have stayed before me, I am always thrilled to peel back the layers of bedding and dive in and for a particularly luxurious feel there’s nothing quite like a thread-rich cotton cover. No matter the room’s theme or colour scheme, always opt for bright white bedding; particularly thread counts of 600 and above.

Pillows When my partner and I went bedroom shopping (he loves home ware trips) I became obsessed with the idea of plump – sink your face into – pillows. Personally, for a luxurious hotel feel, I love the squishiness and crackle of the duck feather, but I understand some people have reservations towards it, so there are some fantastic ‘feels like down’ polyester alternatives on the market that feel just as sumptuous. Whatever you opt for, ensure it is full with stuffing and super soft. This is definitely not an online purchase; pillows must be tried before buy-ed, well, bought. RIGHT: ‘Lisbon’ Throw, £30; ‘Clara’ Oxford Pillowcase, £15; Linen Room Cable Knit Throw, £25; ‘Volcanic’ Mirrored Lamp Table, £180; ‘Logan’ rug, £230; ‘Erika’ Lamp Table, £199. Available from www.harvey-norman.co.uk

Lighting When staying away you want to be at your most relaxed and lighting has an enormous part to play in that feeling. Second to the door, the light switch is usually the first thing you reach for when entering a room. It usually takes around three on and offs before figure out which button works which light; you have your main light, your bedside light, the mood light and so on and so forth. Your bedroom lighting should follow suit, ideally a main light that floods the entire room, a light either side of the bed for ‘his and her’ options and some form of low level lighting for a moody effect. What style of lamp/ shade you decide on is dependent on the overall theme of the room, but the trick is to follow this rule; only one can be the focal point. For example, if you have on oversized chandelier, your bedside lamps should be smaller. Last lighting tip; opt for warm colored bulbs instead of bright white. Whilst the bright white is great for bright open spaces, your boutique hotel room should be atmospheric and cozy.

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LEFT: Murmur ‘Hama’ indigo duvet cover, from £85; Murmur ‘Still White’ Double Duvet Cover, £95; Ceramic blue & white table lamp, £95; ‘Diamond’ Coffee Table, £79; ‘Diamond’ Lamp Table, £49. Available from www.harvey-norman.co.uk


INTERIORS BELOW: Clarice quilted white bedspread double, £89. Available from www.daisypark.co.uk. Monogram Robe, £75 Available from www.kellyhoppen.com

ABOVE: White Lacquer Display Tray, large £35; Camel Chunky Knit Throw, £115. Available from www.kellyhoppen.com RIGHT: Quilted Petal Runner, £80. Available from www.kellyhoppen.com

All the senses In addition to lighting, smell can also influence our enjoyment of a room. Be sure to grace the room with plenty of scented candles and reed diffusers. Rich, musky scents such as sandalwood, white musk, cedar and jasmine do well to create an opulent aroma. Whichever brand you opt for, look for these scent notes.

Finishing touches Depending on how committed (and willing to maintain the standards) you might be will effect how few or many little extras you decide to put in your room. For an easy, low maintenance option, toweling robes are a must – what hotel stay would be complete without them? Have them on display or hung from the back of a door, the rope tied into a bow. Another great little idea is getting your hands on an ornate French press coffee maker. Pop it on a tray along with some china cups and flowers and you have a great little hotel-esque touch. By Charlotte Williams

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MODERN RIAD Gardening Trend Spring 2018

We don’t know about everyone else, but we’re officially over winter. Roll on longer days, warmer nights and bright burning sunshine. We think that by far the best part of the Spring/Summer are those special days spent lolling in the garden, enjoying the wonderful simplicity of the outdoors with family and friends. The only slight problem is that most of our gardens currently look more like an overgrown swamp than a tropical paradise—particularly considering the recent impulsive weather. So, in an effort to start shaping up our yards for in time for next season, we have put together a little guide for one of the coming season’s latest garden trends, ‘Modern Riad’.

THE SPIRIT OF MODERN RIAD If you’ve never been to North Africa before you’re probably wondering what a Riad is, well according to dictionary definition; a riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace (because those two are so similar) with an interior garden or courtyard. Picture draped fabrics, vivacious greenery, lounge seating and ornate lanterns all blooming with a special kind of magical theatricality. Combine that, with some more modern trappings and boom, you have our trend of choice. The theme is very much a balance of rustic charm and understated modernity, and we’re going to explain how to put it nicely together. LEFT: Home Essentials Modern Riad trend. (www.homeessentials.co.uk)

STEP 1. COLOUR SCHEME The beauty of this look is that it’s pretty flexible when it comes to colours. You want to create an exciting, inviting place for loved ones to enjoy, so think bold. Confident colours such as deep blues, pinks, oranges, really work…but equally so do dreamy jewel tones and moody hues. The key, however you decide to go ahead, is to have plenty of contrast as opposed to a whitewash of monochrome. For every deep shade, add in a bright and exciting hue and visa versa—after all, you’re aiming to capture the liveliness of a thriving meeting place. ABOVE: Brooklyn indoor/outdoor rug in blue, £49.95. (Available from: www.cuckooland.com) LEFT: Tangier outdoor cube pouffe in celery and white, £109. (Available from: www. cuckooland.com)

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STEP 2. FURNITURE— PLACEMENT IS EVERYTHING With the idea that you want to create a welcoming space for guests, which furniture you choose, and equally where you place it, is vital. Riads always have this air of socialness to them with relaxed lounge-style seating all facing inwards, or at a central point in the space that isn’t a television, or some kind of technological device. To make the optimum environment for socialising the first thing you need to address is the comfort factor, but not so much that you compromise on style. The ideal chair for this look is a wooden frame with a gorgeously plum cover, but plush outdoor benches and loungers are also great options. The next most important thing to consider, as we’ve already mentioned, is the positioning; encourage the perfect chatting environment by ensuring that all chairs face one another. You can even have multiple seating areas— little alcoves in the wider space. ABOVE: Broste Copenhagen Annie Hanging Flowerpot, Stoneware, Dark Blue Antique £44 (available from www.amara.com)

STEP 3. ACCESSORISE For a lavish look you’ll want to accessorise. These might be things that don’t necessarily stay out all year, so you can embellish with a few untypically outdoorsy items. A few key pieces include over-sized (50x50cm plus if you were wondering) cushions, candle-lit lanterns and beautiful mosaic vases or plant pots. Don’t be afraid to inject some exciting colours or patterns with these items—this is your chance to bring a really special finish to a gorgeous look. ABOVE: Moroccan Style Pouffe, £29.95 (available from www.houseofbath.co.uk)

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LEFT: Blue Glass Moroccan Lantern (available from www.littlewoodsireland.ie); Purple Glass Moroccan Lantern (available from www. littlewoodsireland.ie); Wooden eastern lantern (available from www.homebase.co.uk)


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STEP 4. GREENERY Plants are an absolute must for this look, but if you’re struggling with exactly which ones will work, then look no further than ‘Jardin Majorelle’, in Marrakech. This popular garden was bought and restored by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner back in the 80s, and encapsulates both the culture and style of Morocco. The garden is populated by palm trees, cacti, bamboo, flax plants and agave bushes; all of which are pretty hardwearing if treated right. Another aromatic addition is mint, which whilst not in the garden itself, is a-typically Moroccan as it is used in the quintessential fresh mint tea. RIGHT AND BELOW: Picture credit Pennys, Primark Home

STEP 5. THE FULL EFFECT If you’re looking for a total garden renovation and more authenticity, there are some additional things that you can do to make the look really come together. It may require a larger investment and a more permanent makeover, but renewing your patio (or indeed building one in the first place) with a set of decorative Moroccan tiles will add a really unique finesse to your yard. A further and slightly more complicated option—the likes of which you’ll want to employ a professional for—might be creating an outside-in space, like an awning or gazebo, for all-year-round enjoyment of your new garden. Words by Charlotte Williams ABOVE: Missoni Home Varsavia Cushion, 40x40cm, £152; Serax Marie Mosaic Blue White Square Plant Pot, 17cm, £22 (www.amara.com) 141


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MOTORING NEWS The latest news on all things motoring. By Nick Fletcher

FIAT 500X UPDATED The Fiat 500X has been refreshed for 2018 to include best-in-class infotainment technology and a simplified line-up which is priced from £15,500. Highlights include 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen from the Pop Star trim level up, and with Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM as standard. The system offers key features including Bluetooth interface with hands-free system, audio streaming, text message reader and voice recognition. The simplified 500X range is now available in three trim levels, combined with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines. The standard equipment levels can be boosted with the addition of a number of packs, such as the Cold Weather pack, which comes with a heated steering wheel, heated front seats and heated wiper area, or the City pack to add electrically folding and heated door mirrors and rear parking camera.

ROAD TEST: VOLVO XC60 D4 MOMENTUM PRO Volvo’s XC60 has recently won the overall UK Car Of The Year title and after just a few minutes behind the wheel, you quickly discover why, writes NICK FLETCHER. The XC60 is Volvo’s best-selling car ever, and the latest version of this premium mid-size SUV impresses with its elegant styling, prestige look and sheer presence. It is also laden with advanced safety and connectivity features. Prices start at £37,205 for a Momentum model which has standard features including all-wheel-drive and auto transmission, sat-nav, leather-faced seating, powered tailgate, dual-zone climate control, 9-inch touch-screen, connectivity, plus safety kit which includes pedestrian, cyclist and animal detection, emergency steering assist, auto emergency braking, and auto steering assistance if you start to drift out of lane. There are petrol, diesel and a plug-in hybrid models and my D4 Momentum Pro version came with a 190 hp 2.0 litre diesel engine delivering a nippy 0-60 mph time of 7.9 seconds, top speed of 127 mph and fuel economy of 55.4 mpg combined, Emission figure is 133 g/km.

Extra features on the Pro model include heated steering wheel, wiper blades and windscreen, cornering headlights and powered driver’s seat with memory function. With other options including panoramic sunroof, all-round parking camera and auto parking, total price was £46,180. The cabin is beautifully designed and finished with premium materials and has a wow-factor often lacking in German rivals. Seating is comfortable, controls wellpositioned for easy use, and accommodation is spacious front and rear. The large 505 litre boot expands to 1,432 litres with rear seats folded. On the road, the XC60 is quiet and refined, with smooth power delivery and composed handling. It provides an effortless driving experience. Rivals in this class include the new Jaguar F-Pace, BMW X3 and Audi Q5- all formidable contenders – but the XC60 offers a fresh contemporary Scandinavian design which makes it distinctly different and very appealing – as the UK Car Of the Year judges clearly discovered for themselves.

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Renault has revised its all-electic ZOE, the best selling EV in Europe, fitting a new and more powerful electric motor delivering an extra 16 hp. Drivers benefit from stronger acceleration performance when travelling at higher speeds as the new motor shaves almost two seconds off ZOE’s 50-to-75 mph time. The new model will be open to order this Spring for deliveries in late summer, and prices have not yet been revealed. Android Auto-enabled R-LINK Evolution will be available for 2018-model-year ZOE, which means drivers will be able to display driving-compatible Android applications stored on their smartphone on their car’s multimedia screen. The 2018 model-year ZOE range features a new dark metallic purple body colour and can also be specified with the new Purple Interior Pack which includes a violet satin finish for the dashboard trim strip and air vent, gear lever base, loudspeaker surrounds, top stitching along with black and violet fabric upholstery.


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ROAD TEST: NISSAN MICRA TEKNA The Nissan Micra has long been a popular hatchback appealing particularly to older buyers but latest versions vastly widen Micra’s attractions thanks to a cooler and much more trendy design, writes NICK FLETCHER. With sharper lines, sporty visual touches and a fluent driving feel, the Micra can take take on rivals such as the VW Polo, Ford Fiesta and Citroen C3 with authority. Priced from £12,295, the new-look Micra comes as a 5-door, though clever design ‘hides’ the rear door handles, giving it a sports coupe look. More sweeping and flowing body styling further boosts the image and a classy new cabin adds more plus-points. There are two petrol engines and one diesel, all giving low emissions and outstanding fuel economy. Entry levels version have adequate kit, but mid and upper range models add further equipment. The flagship Tekna model I tested in 88 hp 1.5 litre diesel form was laden with features which took its price £19,340. Auto air-con, headlights and wipers, cruise control, alloy wheels, DAB radio, smartphone

integration, rear parking sensors and rear view camera were all standard, along with sat-nav and lots of safety features including intelligent emegency braking, and lane departure warning. On the road, the Micra handles sweetly with excellent ride quality and assured cornering. The 0-60 mph time of 11.9 seconds isn’t that quick but the car is so nimble you don’t really notice. Top speed is 111 mph and emissions are very low at just 97g/km. Fuel economy is also outstanding, 80.7 mpg combined. Longer, lower and wider than the previous model, Micra has more head and legroom than its predecessor, and a substantial 300 litre boot, one of the largest in its class, and folding rear seats extends this to just over 1,000 litres. There are rivals in the hatchback sector which are marginally faster and perhaps more fun to drive, but the visual cachet of the Micra, its low running costs and high level of safety features give it a distinct and more formidable presence in the hatchback market.

The new all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has just entered UK showrooms, priced from £63,495 excluding Government incentives. It offers a range of up to 298 miles, and retains Jaguar’s sporty heritage with with a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds. Designed from the outset as an electric vehicle, the I-PACE is an SUV model with a sleek aero-efficient design, and interior space for five adults and luggage. It can be rapid-charged in 80 mins, or in just 30 minutes for an 80-mile charge. Two Jaguar-designed electric motors provide 395 hp, with all-wheel-drive. The battery is placed centrally between the two axles, giving perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a low centre of gravity: together with the advanced double wishbone front and Integral Link rear axle with (optional) air suspension this delivers agile handling and outstanding ride comfort. The spacious cabin features tablet and laptop stowage beneath the seats, while the rear luggage compartment has 656-litre capacity – and 1,453-litres with rear seats folded flat.

FASTEST FERRARI V8 MODEL The fastest-ever Ferrari V8 model, the new 488 Pista, is about to open for orders offering 711 hp, a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph. The Pista - which translates as ‘track’ - is powered by a 3.9 litre twin-turbo engine, and is expected to cost around £215,000. It is the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined special series the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale – which have received critical acclaim for their performance and outstanding handling. The 488 Pista’s extensive weight saving solutions, along with engine, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamic developments all derive from Ferrari’s racing cars: the 488 GTE and the 488 Challenge. The result is a car which Ferrari says can offer track-like performance on and off the road, even when in the hands of non-professional drivers. The car’s “underlying sense of extreme purpose” is also highlighted by the adoption for the first time on a Ferrari of optional new 20-inch carbon-fibre wheel rims, while other carbon-fibre parts include the engine cover, bumpers and rear spoiler.

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DISCOVER THE WORLD OF GEORGIAN CUISINE IN OLIA HERCULES’ COOKBOOK It’s time you got your tastebuds around some Georgian and Azerbaijani flavours, Olia Hercules tells Ella Walker. Britain is late to unearthing the joys of Georgian food, says writer and food stylist Olia Hercules. “Everybody was so busy with the Middle East, and loving that, that we haven’t ripened to the Georgian thing,” she states. “I’m quite surprised it took so long.” Our lack of Georgian love is set to change though, with her second cookbook, Kaukasis. A follow up to 2015’s Mamushka, which explored Olia’s Ukrainian heritage, this new collection of recipes focuses on Caucasus the hub of countries packed together like pickles in a jar at the border of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. For the book, Olia, 34, returned to the countries that she, her parents and elder brother meandered through on a road trip to visit family in Baku in Azerbaijan, when she was a toddler. Returning as an adult, Olia retraced as much of that family trip as possible, gathering recipes and ideas along the way. She toured Georgia - travelling in “halfbroken marshrutka cars; little vans that you can go to another side of Georgia in for a fiver!” - and Azerbaijan, going as far as Lankharan on the border, which is heavily influenced, both in food and culture, by its neighbour, Iran.

Cauliflower, Brown Butter & Crumbs (Serves 2 as a snack)

Today, Olia, who trained at the famous Leiths cookery school and was a chef-de-parti at Ottolenghi, is bustling around the kitchen of her East-London flat, pickling huge, shiny unripe tomatoes, but, she says, no tomatoes can compare to the ones you get at markets in the Ukraine and Georgia. “The best tomatoes I’ve ever tried for sure, they’re massive - the size of your head - but flavoursome, juicy, everything you need from a tomato is there.” Georgian and Azerbaijani cooking were woven into Olia’s childhood, and growing up in the exSoviet Union, where ingredients could be really quite scarce at times. She remembers that, if you were eating out, Georgian restaurants “might be OK for food, otherwise it’d be horrible - otherwise you’d really have to go into people’s homes to eat well”. Meeting home cooks is still something that fascinates Olia, who includes recipes from the people she met on her travels in Kaukasis. The markets, particularly in Georgia, are as astounding as the tomatoes, too. “Your mind is blown,” says Olia with a grin. “Especially those who love unusual ingredients. You can have little barberries from Tusheti, there’s crazy wild plants and mushrooms I’ve never heard of before, and alycha plums [similar to greengages]. People use them when

ABOVE: Olia Hercules, taken from Kaukasis by Olia Hercules (Photo Credit: PA Photo/Elena Heatherwick/Mitchell Beazley)

they’re firm and green and quite sour to make this plum sauce, tkemali; a hot and sour plum ketchup.” And, if you’re looking for herbs (huge fresh bundles of purple basil, tarragon and dill are used in almost everything, even refreshing fizzy drinks), the trick is to “look for an Azerbaijani lady - apparently Azerbaijanis grow the best herbs”. Kaukasis by Olia Hercules, photography Elena Heatherwick, is published in hardback by Mitchell Beazley, priced £25. By Ella Walker, Press Association

Ingredients 1tbsp olive oil 1 head of cauliflower, about 550g, divided into florets 100g unsalted butter 50g stale sourdough bread Handful of finely chopped flat leaf parsley 1 red chilli, diced 1tsp ground sumac (optional)

Method Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Brush a large baking tray with the olive oil, spread out the cauliflower florets and roast for about 30 minutes until they are cooked through and starting to colour at the edges. Meanwhile, to make the brown butter, heat the butter in a frying pan and let it sizzle until it starts smelling sweet and nutty. Take the pan off the heat as soon as you smell it and it turns a deep golden colour, pour the contents into a cold bowl and set aside. To make the sourdough crumbs, blitz the bread in a blender or food processor and, if necessary, spread out on a baking tray and place in the bottom of the oven for a few minutes to dry. Then mix with the parsley, chilli and sumac, if using.

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To serve, dip the cauliflower florets first into the brown butter, then into the sourdough crumbs. Or drizzle the butter over the cauliflower along with some cooked white beans and scatter over the crumbs to make a side dish for some grilled chicken or fish.


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‘Polyphony’ Courgettes (Serves 4 as a side)

PA Photo/Elena Heatherwick/Mitchell Beazley

Ingredients

Method

4tbsp sunflower oil 4 shallots or small onions, halved 2 courgettes, cut into 2cm rounds 5 garlic cloves, cut in half vertically 2 long green chillies, bruised but left whole Handful of fresh sour cherries and/or redcurrants Sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the shallots or onions and cook over a medium-low heat until they soften and start turning golden. Remove from the pan.

At the very end, add the sour cherries and/or redcurrants and switch off the heat. Taste again and season with some extra salt and pepper if it needs it.

Add the courgette rounds and brown on each side.

Serve with sourdough bread or as part of a bigger feast.

To serve: Sourdough bread

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Kohlrabi, Sorrel, Radish & Chicory Salad (Serves 4)

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Ingredients

Method

1tbsp pomegranate molasses 50g Tina’s tkemali sauce (see below) Honey, to taste, if needed 2 heads of chicory, sliced lengthways into 8 wedges 1 kohlrabi, peeled and thinly sliced 50g radishes, thinly sliced 25g sorrel leaves (or watercress) Sea salt flakes

Make the tkemali: Put your yellow and red plums/ greengages/plums whole into a saucepan. Add a splash of water and let them come to the boil. Cook for about 10 minutes until soft and they separate easily from their stones. Leave the plums until cool enough to handle, then remove the skins and stones.

Serve with the dressing drizzled over.

For Tina’s fresh tkemali: (Makes 1.2L if not cooked down too much) 1.5kg yellow and red Alycha plums (or greengages or ordinary plums) 1/2tbsp dried mint 1/2tbsp dill seeds (or 1/2tsp fennel seeds) 1tsp ground coriander 1tsp ground blue fenugreek 5 garlic cloves, grated 1/2tsp cayenne pepper Sea salt flakes Freshly ground black pepper You will also need 4 x 300ml sterilized preserving jars

Mix the plum flesh with the rest of the ingredients, season to taste and cook for a further two minutes.

Kaukasis by Olia Hercules, photography Elena Heatherwick, is published in hardback by Mitchell Beazley, priced £25.

While the sauce is still hot, transfer it to the sterilized jars, seal the jars and immerse them in a deep saucepan of simmering water for a few minutes. Then store in a cool, dark place all winter or, if eating straight away, keep in the refrigerator. Make the salad dressing: Mix the molasses through the tkemali, then taste, adding some salt or a little

honey if you think it’s too tart. It should really taste strong and pack a punch. Toss the chicory, kohlrabi and radishes in a bowl, then arrange in a serving dish with the sorrel leaves (or watercress).


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HEALTH & FITNESS Charlie Lowe from the fastest growing bootcamp ‘Wassmuffin Fitter Than fit’ talks Fitness, well being, healthy eating and of course Thai Boxing.

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Not only are we one big family at Wassmuffin, but we also love training families and having children around. Mike and I both have children that can often be found at the gym and we understand how hard it is to train around children and with a busy lifestyle. We have kids classes 6 days a week in Thai Boxing, Thai Fitness, and Ju Jitsu, for children ages 4-10 years old. We now have a junior class too, ages 1015 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, as the kids class became so popular we had to split them up. The classes have been known to increase confidence, teach discipline and respect, as well as keep them fit and strong. Some people seem to have the wrong opinion that this creates violence outside of the gym environment. In all my years of training I have never seen this happen with the kids we train. Actually it seems to have the opposite effect; as our children gain confidence they found out they have nothing to prove to others outside the gym and therefore avoid altercations and due to their newfound confidence others don’t seem to want to test them. I have witnessed time and time again how this has led to parents training with us. They have seen how

much their children love it and progress, and just how much fun they can have while training, so decide to try it themselves. Which is why we have a special membership deal for families, which is negotiable depending on how many family members will be training. We are always happy to allow children on the premises when parents or carers are on site, as long as they understand their safety is still there responsibility especially at busy class times. Children are also welcome when we teach our private classes, and have often been known to join in—It’s a great way to get fit together and have something in common. As I like to say, “the family that kick together stick together”! Ok so let’s talk about the science bit. Here’s a little bit of info as to whether it’s really harder to get back in shape after having kids. Apparently, evidence shows it isn’t physically hard toget back into shape after giving birth. And if you’re breastfeeding you can burn an extra 300-500 calories per day. Your estrogen levels are lower after giving birth so you naturally lose more weight. If you were in good shape before your pregnancy, and

maintained a pregnancy friendly fitness regime, your body is well prepared to get back into shape. However, it’s very important to remember that if you haven’t trained before pregnancy or had a fitness routine in place at all, it would be dangerous to do anything your body is not used to doing, suddenly while pregnant. This next part is for men and women. The main reason parents find it hard to get back into shape after children is that it’s not easy to make time for workouts, or to channel the energy needed for exercise. Not to mention that a severe lack of sleep can slow your metabolism. So here’s how we can help; come and see us. You can bring your beautiful little ones too, we understand— we like to call them gym babies! Come and have a great workout with like-minded people, in a fun relaxed environment. Let us take the thinking out of your workout, whilst Motivating you to work hard. Check out the timetable (below) and the membership deals at: www.fitterthanfit.co.uk

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Muay Thai Bootcamp 06.30 - 07.30 Muay Thai Class 09.30 - 10.30 Open Gym 11.00 - 16.00 Kids Class: Muay Thai 16.15 - 17.15 Bootcamp 17.30 - 17.15 MMA Class* 18.30 - 19.30

Vinyasa Flow “Yoga” 06.30 - 07.30 Ladies Thai Fit 09.30 - 10.30 Open Gym 11.00 - 16.00 Kids Class: Capoeira 16.30 - 17.30 Muay Thai Bootcamp* 18.30 - 20.00

Muay Thai Bootcamp 06.30 - 07.30 Muay Thai Class 09.30 - 10.30 Women Rising 10.45 - 11.45 Open Gym 11.00 - 16.00 Kids Class: Boxing 16.15 - 17.15 Boxing 18.00 - 19.00

Kids Class: Muay Thai 10.00 - 11.00 Boxing With Genny 11.00 - 12.00 Muay Thai Bootcamp* 11.15 - 12.45

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Butternut Squash Salad

GUT BUGS – WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? Have you put on weight or started craving sugar? Sleeping badly or having mood swings? Suffering from allergies or inflammation but not really sure why? It could be because your microbiome is out of balance. It’s pretty horrible to think that we’ve got bacteria inside us because we immediately think they’re bad or are going to make us feel ill. But these microbes are there for a reason, and a very important one: to pass on health benefits to us – that’s their job! Evidence suggests that there are between 30-400 trillion microbes in our guts and this is where, it is believed, that 70% of our immune activity takes place. These bacteria, and their DNA, are collectively known as our microbiome. When this is healthy and in balance, it promotes health. These bugs are our first line of defence and they work very hard. They: • Help us digest our food • Produce B vitamins and neurotransmitters (like serotonin which helps us feel happy) • Support detoxification • Produce short-chain fatty acids which have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body What causes an imbalance in our gut bugs? Foods like refined carbohydrates, sugar, processed foods, chemicals, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, stress and environmental toxins can all damage our delicate microbiome. So, how can we ensure that we have a healthy microbiome? Fran, Registered Nutritional Therapist, from Food Fit Body explains: “There are a number of ways to support the health of our microbiome. Firstly, eating lots of varied vegetables and fruit. They contain pre-biotic fibre that our gut bugs thrive on.

The Food Fit Body Reboot programmes are designed to support a healthy microbiome and by doing so, help people to achieve their health goals. Whether the goal is to lose weight, have more energy, feel less bloated, get rid of persistent headaches, improve mood, sleep, and skin the Food Fit Body team of experts can help. The real results achieved are sustainable because they get to the root cause of many of these health issues. The 21-day Food Fit Body Reboot programme is packed full of mouth watering whole food recipes that are easy to prepare, packed full of plant-based fibre to feed those gut bugs and get them working for you. Check out this gorgeous Butternut Squash Salad.

Eating a wide range of colourful plant based foods every day supports the diversity and different strains of bugs. “ She continues: “Intermittent fasting has also been shown to support the growth and diversity of beneficial bacteria. And exercise, in particular HIIT (High Impact Interval Training) and strength training, supports a healthy microbiome. So, at Food Fit Body, we include all of these elements in our REBOOT programmes”

Butternut Squash Salad Prep: 10 mins; Cooks: 20 mins

Ingredients ½ butternut squash Olive oil ½ head broccoli florets 2 large handfuls baby spinach Seeds of half a pomegranate Juice of 1 orange 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds Salt & pepper

Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200C 2. Chop the butternut squash into small cubes and place on a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil. Roast for 20 minutes until the skin is starting to caramelise 3. Whilst the butternut squash is roasting, steam the broccoli over a pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes, drain and set aside 4. Meanwhile, lightly toast the sunflower seeds in a dry frying pan for 4-5 mins, set aside

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5. Place the spinach and pomegranate seeds into a large salad bowl 6. Add the cooked squash and broccoli then season with salt & pepper

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7. Squeeze over the orange juice, drizzle with olive oil and mix thoroughly, sprinkle with toasted sunflower seeds

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DERMAPLANING At Health & Beauty Bournemouth

As some of you will remember, the last time I visited Health & Beauty Bournemouth, I was suffering with a serious case of inflamed acne, the like of which were treated (along with some topical meds from the doctor) at the salon, with a chemical peel and LED light therapy. That’s not to say I don’t get hormonal flare ups, but my spots are nowhere near the extremity of before and it has made the world of difference to my life on a daily basis; being able to walk taller, and be confident in my own skin. Fastforward 3 months and whilst yes my acne has cleared up, I now have some residual scaring from spots I couldn’t leave well alone, so I went in search of the perfect treatment to tackle said scaring and give me a glowing complexion in the process and I found the very thing, in the form of ‘Dermaplaning’.

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If you haven’t heard of it before, Dermaplaning is the ridding of dead skin cells and vellus hair (AKA peach fuzz) using specialist techniques and a surgical scalpel—sorry, what was that last part?! If you’re just finding out for the first time that this treatment essentially involves a blade, then

you’re probably a little shocked, but in truth we’ve used specialist blades in beauty therapy for centuries, not to mention the fact that 90% of us use them to remove our bodily hair on a bi-daily (or monthly—no judgment) basis. The issue for a lot of people is that whilst shaving their legs is one thing, removing skin from their face can sound a little daunting, which is why I decided to brave it for us all. Ok, so now you know what it is, you probably want to know why someone would get it done? First off, you know that whispery hair that grows on your face? Well, that can cause unwanted dirt and bacteria to build up on top the skin and block the pores, and eventually leads to spots. But if what we’ve always been told about shaving our facial hair is true, then the hair will surely grow back thicker and darker? WRONG. It’s a common misconception, but it’s not the case with regards to this treatments. The hair will grow back eventually, but no more than what was already there, and certainly not darker. Dermaplaning is also great for removing and dead skin cells, which

not only leaves your skin smoother, but it equally allows your make-up to go on better, and your skincare to absorb more easily too. With all this in mind, I had to find out what it was really like for myself.

MY EXPERIENCE: The treatment began with parts of classic facial—cleanse, gentle exfoliation, and tone. Then soon enough it was time to go “under the knife” as it were. Francesca (Owner/Therapist, Health & Beauty Bournemouth) began by checking the surface of my skin for any dry areas, which she applied facial oil to, where necessary. We started the surgical exfoliation (the actual knife work itself) with my forehead, and honestly it really wasn’t painful. I wouldn’t say I have a particularly high, or low threshold for pain, but all I can say is I could probably hear the scraping more than I could feel it. Francesca was meticulous in getting every little bit of my face smooth, and even gave my nose a good old-fashioned blackhead squeeze—not pretty, but pretty necessary in my case (damn hereditarily large pores).

THE RESULTS: True to its promise, the treatment has left the surface of my skin really smooth. My Skincare seems to be sinking in a lot better, and equally my make-up is going on smother too. The scaring has definitely reduced, but not gone entirely, which I imagine means I’d need to go for a couple more treatments to fully get rid of it. The vellus hair (peach fuzz) on my face has not grown back darker, nor more ferociously and I am pleased to announce that I am not walking around a real life bearded lady. The pores on my nose—which Fransecsa worked the most on—have shrunk, and I’m sure with continued treatment could even disappear further.

OVERALL: The fear of the treatment itself is far far worse than the actual procedure, and it will leave your skin smooth, soft and peach fuzz free for weeks (if not months) after. By Charlotte Williams t. 01202 429889 w. healthandbeautybournemouth.co.uk a. 1087 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 6BQ


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I can truly empathise with all the feelings listed above. When I struggled with Post-Natal Depression after my son was born, it started as sadness, then I felt myself shutting down, becoming less capable of coping. I found it hard to make decisions – even simple things like what to eat or what to wear. Eventually, I just felt numb and empty. My life had turned from technicolour to a dull grey. It felt as though all hope that been sucked out of my body. And then I discovered the power of energy healing and positivity, and I got my life back. Reiki energy healing can help you to let go of those difficult heavy feelings, enabling you to gently move forward and rebalance your emotions. If you need help becoming your ‘true self’ once again, give me a call.

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Hot Cross Buns (Makes 12)

Ingredients

Method

450g Strong White Bread Flour 2tsp instant yeast (1 sachet) 2 tbsp caster sugar 1tsp salt 50g butter 1 egg 200ml milk 1 orange (zest and juice) 2 tsp ground cinnamon 200g dried fruit (I’ve used dried cherries)

In a saucepan, add the milk, butter, orange juice and zest. Heat on a low heat so that the butter has melted and the mixture is lukewarm. Beat in the egg.

For the ‘crosses’: 75ml water 75g plain flour For the glaze: 1tbsp granulated sugar 2 tbsp water

Place the flour in a large bowl, add the caster sugar, cinnamon and salt to one side of the bowl and the yeast to the other.

Preheat the oven to 200/180 fan/gas 6. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they have combined to form a soft dough (you can add either more milk or more flour if necessary). Knead this dough for 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic (this can be done using a stand mixer and dough hook if you have one). Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with cling film or a clean tea towel. Leave the dough in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in size. Once the dough has doubled in size, tip out the dough onto the lightly floured surface and knead lightly for 1 minute. Tip your dried fruit onto the dough and knead the dough so that the fruit is distributed evenly throughout.

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Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball shape. Place the 12 balls onto the tray and lightly cover with cling film or a clean towel and leave for the dough balls to rise (about 45 minutes).

Whilst the dough is rising, mix together the plain flour and the water to form a paste. Once the 45 minutes are up, drizzle the cross shape across each bun - either with a spoon or using a small piping bag. Bake the buns for 20 minutes (or until the buns are golden on top. Whilst the buns are baking, heat together the sugar and water until the sugar has dissolved. When the buns come out of the oven, brush the sugar glaze over each bun for that glossy shine. Recipe by Heather Brown


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28TH APRIL – 7TH MAY BOURNEMOUTH EMERGING ARTS FRINGE (BEAF), BOURNEMOUTH TOWN

5TH APRIL THE MAKESHIFT ENSEMBLE: SOFA

Bournemouth’s largest independent arts festival, Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF), is set to fill the streets with creativity immersing visitors and residents in Bournemouth’s emerging arts scene. From exhibitions, theatre productions, concerts, comedy, cabaret and film screenings, a vibrant and colourful street festival, plus the launch of the first ever art gallery in police box, this will be one of the liveliest and most imaginative festivals to hit town! Spread over 10 days, it will see unique and inspiring events transform venues across the town, from their regular cafes and bars, galleries and theatres, to the more original spaces, the cliff lifts, a series of transformed shipping containers, and of course the famous police box in Boscombe! With an ambition to ‘challenge your views of creativity and culture,’ the festival features the best of Bournemouth’s homegrown artistic talent. Showcasing the work of their artists, musicians, poets, street performers, comedians, sculptors, the festival will bring something different to the town and highlight the amazing work being produced by their creative community. For a full range of activity go to www.b-e-a-f.co.uk or find on facebook www.facebook. com/bournemouthfringe Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe www.b-e-a-f.co.uk

Dorset based theatre company The MakeShift Ensemble head to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 5 April as part of their spring tour of Sofa – a brand new play exploring memory and ‘unmemory’. The story delves into the shared memories of a brother and sister whose father lived with dementia and investigates the role of memory and how it shifts from person to person. The Company employ their distinct blend of storytelling, puppetry and physical theatre to tell their tale, which is inspired in part by real life events and experiences. Writer and performer Jacqueline Avery says “The idea sprang from tidying up after my children! They used to destroy the kitchen sofa regularly when creating dens, boats, cars etc. out of it. I started to think about when and why we lose that desire to play as we grow, and what roles a sofa plays as we go through life. It becomes a place to rest, talk, entertain and to comfort, as well as a treasure chest of loose change and things you thought you’d lost forever. It is quite literally a keeper of memories. From here there was an organic progression to exploring dementia, not necessarily as an illness but simply another way the brain chooses to process memory. This isn’t to say we don’t deal with the realities of living with and caring for those with dementia, it’s important not to skim over that, but the focus is on the role of memory and ‘unmemory’ and what it means as we grow.” Poole Lighthouse www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

10TH FEBRUARY - 8TH MAY DIPPY ON TOUR, AT DORSET COUNTY MUSEUM The excitement is certainly building as we hear the sound of familiar footsteps heading to Dorset County Museum. Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s beloved Diplodocus is on his way to Dorset to see you lovely lot. From February- May 2018, Dippy will be staying in the Museum’s original Victorian Hall, in which the first-floor gallery will allow visitors to see Dippy closer than ever before. This not to be missed, roarsome experience for all the family is free, with tickets allocated on a first come first serve basis. Tickets to see Dippy are being snapped up quicker than you say ‘diplodocus’, so get your skates on to ensure you don’t miss out. So, are you passionate about paleontology? Desperate to see Dippy? Book your free tickets now for an unforgettable natural history adventure. Entry to see Dippy is free but you have to book a slot (Max 6 per booking). Dorset County Museum www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

THROUGHOUT MARCH 2018 SING YOUR HEART OUT FOR CHARITY WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES Diverse Abilities has an exciting opportunity for individuals and groups to exercise their vocal cords in a bid to raise money for the Dorset disability charity. Throughout March 2018 Diverse Abilities is asking the local community to take part in the charity’s singing month. Anyone from established choir groups, to schools and individuals can take part in this fun and engaging project. Whether it’s busking in the street, organising a ticketed performance for friends and family or hosting a sing-off in school, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to make a difference and raise vital funds to support the charity’s services that support over 700 people across Dorset. Diverse Abilities frequently use singing in its services, especially at its specialist school, Langside. Using song as part of a routine helps the children supported recognise actions, days, and repetitive tasks. Local pubs have already registered their interest in taking part in the Sing to Raise fundraising initiative. The Boot Inn in Weymouth will be hosting their ‘Cheese, Wine & JAM!’ Open Mic Night on Monday 5 March and a live music event with Andy Grant on Tuesday 6 March 2018. The Famous Old Spa pub and restaurant in Weymouth are also getting involved and will be hosting a band night on 29 March 2018, alongside a bucket collection to support Diverse Abilities. If you’d like to know more about Sing to Raise and have an idea of how you could get involved, visit www.diverseabilities. org.uk/sing or call Nicole on 01202 718266. Diverse Abilities www.diverseabilities.org.uk/sing

29TH MARCH JON RICHARDSON: OLD MAN The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher? Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be “with which to work”? Poole Lighthouse www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

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BANQUE & BOHEM The Lunch Club

Once again our motley crew were called to the scene of a good food-related incident—the incident being a new venue in town. True to our sacred oath of investigative journalism—when we danced around a burning stack of tabloids and swore to explore all of the potential new lunch spots in town—we decided to pay Banque & Bohem (the new it spot) a try. So we hurled ourselves into the House-mobile one gorgeous Friday afternoon, and off we went.

large Neoclassical-esk painting. Upstairs there were more beautiful rooms, each with their own unique theme—the perfect setting for private dinner parties, events, or even board meetings with style.

There had been rumors; rumors that nestled in Bournemouth’s evolving ‘Triangle’ district, the former Winchester Pub had undergone an incredible transformation, and we were about to step inside to see it for ourselves…

We scanned the menu—an eclectic mix of classics, with a few signature editions—and each decided on a unique main, to showcase the wide variety of dishes. Having weighed up the options we finally, confidently submitted our orders, and before you knew it they arrived.

Gone is the disco soup of tinsel curtains, camouflage netting and shabby chic furniture, and in its place are jewel-ridden chandeliers, chesterfield loungers and velour flourishes, dangling inside a polished marble and mahogany shell. It really is stunning, and about as far away from its former self as it could be—the once student den is now a palace of Art Deco splendor. As we were pulling our jaws up off the floor, we were greeted by a set of friendly faces, namely Managing Director, Vincent, and marketing guru Cat Hollick. Just as we were explaining how incredible it all looked, Vincent zealously interrupted “you haven’t seen anything yet!” And led us through the back doors and into their extra dining area: a beautiful renovated bank vault, with gilded safes decoys, velvet seating and a

Post tour, we were seated at a beautiful table over looking the entire restaurant, in prime venue ogling position, with open-kitchen views. Finally it was time for the main event—the food.

The first dish to land was Ross’s ‘Fishcake’; a comfort-food favourite blend of salmon, naturallysmoked haddock, and creamy potato, served with pan-wilted spinach and a oozy poached egg. Though simple, this dish looked and tasted— according to Ross who shared none of it—amazing; crispy, melting and moreish. Next was Gary’s rich and smoky ‘Beef Short-Rib’—another triumph: slow cooked to perfection, served with silky roasted garlic mash and crunchy green beans. To my pleasant surprise my dish of choice was next up, and I had opted for a ‘Creamy Chicken Tagliatelle’, of which the sauce was cheesy and rich, whilst the smoked-chicken pieces made for an unconventional, but tasty contrast. Last (but

not least) to arrive was Vicky’s Winter Salad, and it received raved reviews. Served with feta, roasted peppers, aubergine, beetroot and sweet potato, and a beautiful with honey mustard and yoghurt dressing, it was an explosion of delicious fresh produce, in it’s most refined form—and it looked incredible, seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever been that jealous of a salad. Feeling full, we almost contemplated rolling back to the office, but not before trying the desserts—well, it would have been rude not to. I decided that my usual gooey-fudge brownie was a pinch too far—I tried to tell myself whilst the real me cried “who are you?!”—, so I opted for the Lemon Tart instead. Buttery, sharp and served with a sweet raspberry sorbet, it was a lovely way to end a rich meal. Among the other choices was a Vegan Brownie, which considering it had no dairy in was incredible, an Apple Crumble with a macadamia nut crust, a sinfully good White Chocolate Cheesecake, and a simple selection of ice creams for Gary. All in all, it was a sumptuous end to a pleasant lunch affair. By Charlotte Williams t. 01202 381769 a. 39 Poole Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5PW w. www.banqueandbohem.co.uk

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