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EVERY FORTNIGHT / ISSUE TWENTY-EIGHT / 5 DECEMBER

BRINGING ON THE BLUES

BUCKHOLME TOWERS NEWS

GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM, HER & THE KIDS Our Christmas gift guide packed full of ideas & inspiration

WINTER WARMERS

WINTER BEAUTY Fend off chills & Winterproof your beauty regime

Gadgets to keep you toastie

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NEwS The latest local news BRINGING ON THE BLUES The best blue buys for rooms pay day LOaNS dIy COLUmN Wayne de Wet TOp pROpERTIES For sale BUSINESS INSIGHT Helen Challis - Quay Living wINTER waRmERS Ways to keep toasty this Winter TOp pROpERTIES To let aSk THE ExpERT Will Crocker Knights Estate Agents COmpETITION Anton & Erin HEaLTH & BEaUTy Winter beauty tips a GIfT fOR EVERyONE A gift guide packed full of ideas & inspiration aSk THE kIdS What’s going on at Buckholme Towers mOTORING The latest motoring news RECIpES James Martin’s Med Marvels CLaSSIfIEdS RECRUITmENT The latest local jobs

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Well, now we’re on the final straight to Christmas! Are you ready for it? Unusually, I’m super prepared this year, not only have I got everyone’s pressies, but they're all wrapped and ready to pop under the tree, as soon as we put it up that is. If you’re lagging behind me on the preparation stakes, then our gift guide on page 108 should see you right, with plenty of gift ideas for him, her and the little ones. My favourite has to be the B&O headphones from Dawsons in Westbourne, even though they’re on the ‘his’ list!

On top of that, we’ve got a blue interiors theme on page 16, some pay day loan advice, Winter beauty advise, DIY tips from Wayne de Wet, a business insight interview with Helen Challis from Quay Living, some tasty recipes and heaps of properties for sale and to let.

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GRANITE TRANSFORMATIONS EXPANDS IN DORSET Lymington-based Granite Transformations, the luxury kitchen and bathroom Company offering the granite worktop that fits on top, is expanding its local coverage - adding a new showroom in Branksome to serve the Dorset area. The additional showroom (opening before Christmas 2011) is situated on Poole Road, Branksome (opposite John Lewis at Home) and comes as demand for Granite Transformations cost-effective, yet stunning worktops, kitchen makeovers and bathroom surfaces hits an all-time high. Granite Transformations South owner Rob Douthwaite commented ‘With fantastic and versatile kitchen make-over solutions from as little at £2000, we have seen demand for our custom-made kitchens grow hugely in these times of austerity. Why fork-out for a brandnew kitchen, when you can change the worktops, doors, drawers and handles to a much higher quality and specification for a fraction of the cost? Usually, our kitchen solutions are fitted in just one day too, so the entire experience means minimum fuss and maximum impact for our customers.’

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Rob continued ‘Our new showroom in Branksome will allow us to keep-up with the increased demand and enable us to serve a growing number of customers throughout the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation. Our typical customer puts quality and affordability high on their list of priorities, which is much the same as the typical John Lewis at Home shopper; so we’re delighted to be conveniently located right opposite the Branksome Retail Park.’ All Granite Transformations surfaces feature anti-scratch, antistain and heat resistant properties so they also stay looking stunning for longer. We will be fitting up to 23rd December so you can fill your friends and family with envy this Christmas when they visit with a completely new look kitchen installed before Santa arrives. If you would like to find out how Granite Transformations could convert your kitchen or bathroom contact 01590 673 134 (Lymington) or 01202 612 059 (Branksome) or visit www.granitetransformations. co.uk for more information or to arrange a free, no obligation design consultation.

A NEW MAGICAL PIANO WORLD…. RIGHT ON YOUR DOORSTEP How many of you know that, right here on the south coast, we have a shop that shows one of the largest selections of pianos in the country? Minns Music of Poole has been around as a small retail outlet since the turn of the last century, but these days it operates out of huge premises and has just launched its new piano centre. Walk into it and even the most sophisticated among you will feel wonder at the glossy beauty of piano after piano. Even if you can’t

play a note you’ll feel compelled to touch and stroke these amazing pieces, musical possibility at your fingertips. Instinctively your fingers will find their way onto the keys, your imagination fired by the player you could become. As well as housing C.Bechstein, one of the world’s finest brands, Minns Music say they have a piano brand to suit everyone, from beginner to international concert artist. With the sheer number on show I’m rather inclined to believe them….

BRACKEN GROUP HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY PREMIER GUARANTEE

The Bracken Group, a family run development company in Poole are extremely proud to have been highly commended by Premier Guarantee in the 2011 Premier Excellence awards for two of their recent developments in the Poole area. They put forward two developments the first being ‘Infinity’ , Bury Road, Branksome Park which is a stunning 5700sqft 5 bed, 4 reception family home set in secluded grounds of 0.75acre, which is currently being marketed by Savills and Mays Estate Agents. This property was highly commended with the small development single dwelling category. The second development was ‘Desiree’, Torbay Road, Lower Parkstone, a unique development of three, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached houses in a private culde-sac position. This was highly commended within the small development 2-10 unit category. There is now only 1 remaining at

Desiree and the joint selling agents Frost & Co & Winkworth can be contacted on 01202 778855 or 01202 733000 for further details. The Bracken Group pride themselves on building good quality homes appealing to all types of buyers and they also specialise in commercial property having a site for a 10 storey office block in Bournemouth as well as a 5 acre commercial site in Poole. They are currently constructing other exciting developments in the area which include ‘Escalada’ in Canford Cliffs, which is a luxury art deco development of 12 apartments within a few minutes stroll of the beach and Canford Cliffs Village, and for further information the selling agent Stephen Noble can be contacted on 01202 557766. All of their current, past and future developments can be viewed on their website which is www.brackengroup.co.uk.


Anthony Holtom and Sally Gravener, Directors at Hearnes of Ringwood, would like to welcome a new edition to their team. Wayne Manton, a local resident, joins the team at the beginning of December and is looking forward to adding his skills accumulated within Foxtons Estate Agents in London. Hearnes are currently selling one in three houses in the Ringwood area which has been a hard task in the market conditions, however Anthony and Sally feel that their investment within key

areas has had a large impact such as photography, brochures, advertising and staff offering local experience. Sally comments " We are all incredibly passionate Estate Agents and work smart and hard for our clients. We strive to offer excellent service standards to make ones move as stress free as possible, whilst offering unrivalled marketing in the Ringwood area. If you are looking to buy or sell in the area please contact Hearnes on 01425 489955 or sally@hearnes.com

BOURNEMOUTH BASED LETTINGS FRANCHISE CELEBRATES RECORD YEAR AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE Over 200 franchise owners attended the Martin & Co National Conference and Awards ceremony in Warwickshire on Saturday 26th November celebrate a record year for the multiple award winning business. Managing Director, Ian Wilson commented: “We are very fortunate people indeed because every year has been a record year for us, for sixteen consecutive years since we started franchising. We expected tough trading conditions in 2011 but in fact twenty three new franchise owners have joined the brand and of 22,000 lettings achieved so far this year 8,000 are properties that we have never let before. Our investment in the website www.martinco.com and 21st century on-line technology is really paying dividends, and we will finish the year with our managed portfolio pushing toward 26,000.”

Celebrating 25 years since the Martin & Co brand was first established the UK’s number one specialist letting agency can boast a successful high street business model. More recently it has introduced an innovative On-line Agent model which permits a new franchise to be set up in serviced offices or suitable home premises. Representatives from Martin & Co’s suppliers exhibited at the event, providing an informative networking opportunity for franchise owners. The event concluded with an awards ceremony. It’s been a good November for Martin & Co having triumphed at “The Negotiator Awards” by winning Franchise of the Year for the second time. Martin & Co won silver for “Best Large Letting Chain” at the ESTAS awards this year after a gold in 2008 and silver in 2009 and 2010.

NEW MANAGER AT QUAY LIVING

Quay Living is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Crompton-Smith to the post of Sales and Lettings Manager. He joins with a wealth of estate agency experience, having run offices in Windsor, Staines, and Princes Risborough. Nick has strong family links with Poole and Sandbanks and has maintained a holiday home on Poole Quay for many years. Says Nick, “After more than 20 years in estate agency around the M25 and M4 corridor, I am thrilled to be working back in beautiful Poole, where I spent so much of my childhood.” “I’m really looking forward to working with the Quay Living Team and helping to drive forward Quay’s continued expansion.” Nick can be contacted at Quay’s Orchard Plaza office on 01202 683444 or visit www.quayliving.co.uk.

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With an emphasis on providing clients with impeccable service Connells Lettings & Management based in the bustling Poole High Street has enjoyed massive success to date & are looking forward to a busy month ahead. With their proactive marketing approach they have let numerous properties first viewing for many happy Landlords. "We've had a simply fantastic start & I'm delighted that we secured numerous lets for our Landlords in all areas including Poole, Bournemouth, Southbourne, Ferndown & Christchurch. Our current property stock offers tenants a selection of quality properties & we aim to ensure applicants are updated at every step of the way to enable them to find their perfect property. Our clients are extremely important to us here at Connells." says Aimee Ramage, Lettings Manager. 1/2 Price Management Fees this month only.* For your free no obligation valuation call Aimee now on 01202 673977 *T&C apply - standard set up fee applies and offer expires 19/12/11

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TALBOT WOODS, bournemouth

TALBOT WOODS, bournemouth

Secluded cul de sac location ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 receptions ø 2 luxury bathrooms (1 en suite) ø Double tandem garage ø Landscaped garden

A delightful four bedroom house in sought after residential location ø 3 reception rooms ø 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø Lawned level rear garden ø Garage ø Carriage driveway

Guide £599,950

Guide £650,000

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888

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TALBOT WOODS, bournemouth

Exceptionally well presented property ø 5 reception rooms ø 4 double bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø Kitchen/breakfast room ø Double garage ø Southerly landscaped plot

A substantial house with stunning contemporary interior ø 6 bedrooms ø 3 reception rooms ø Kitchen/breakfast room ø Double garage with office above

Guide £849,000

Guide £995,000

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888


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BRANKSOME PARK, poole

THE VISTAS, branksome dene

A detached home close to beach ø Sea glimpses ø Private access to beach ø 3 bedrooms ø 2 receptions ø 2 bathrooms ø Integral double garage ø Key in office

Three new luxury town houses in cliff top location ø Excellent sea views with south facing gardens ø Approximately 50 metres from pathway to beach ø Key in office

Guide £645,000

Prices from £1.15 million

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888

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SANDBANKS, poole

Colonial style property located in one of the finest plots ø Approx 1.2 acres ø Private and open south west aspect ø Outdoor heated swimming pool ø 6,080 sq ft

Magnificent house with stunning harbour views ø Approx 500m to sandbanks beach ø 3/4 bedrooms ø Sun balcony ø Triple garaging ø Key in office

Guide £2.85 million

Excess £3.25 million

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888

Savills Canford Cliffs kfensom@savills.com 01202 708888


WIDDICOMBE AVENUE

£895,000

A well presented detached house situated in a much sought after Avenue with Canford Cliffs and Penn Hill within easy reach. 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 3 Reception rooms | Integral double garage

Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | canfordcliffs@winkworth.co.uk 11 Haven Road, Poole, BH13 7LE

THROOP VILLAGE

£429,950

A four bedroom character detached family residence situated in a highly sought after rural area of ‘Throop Village’ while still regaining an easy access to shopping and essential amenities. 4 Bedrooms | 2 Reception rooms | En-suite to master | Enclosed gardens | Tandem garage | UPVC double glazed sash windows

Canford Cliffsoffice office| 01202 | 01202 706888 | canfordcliffs@winkworth.co.uk Southbourne 434365 | southbourne@winkworth.co.uk 29 Southbourne BH6 3QT 11 Haven Road, Grove, Poole, Bournemouth, BH13 7LE

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LOWER PARKSTONE

£524,950

Just one remaining on this select development of three brand new contemporary designed detached houses. 4 Bedrooms | 2 Reception rooms | 3 bathrooms | Garage

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | pennhill@winkworth.co.uk 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9LY

TALBOT WOODS

£825,000

An imposing detached character house which has undergone extensive refurbishment. 5 Bedrooms | 3 Reception rooms | 4 Bathrooms | Double garage

Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | canfordcliffs@winkworth.co.uk Westbourne office | 01202 767633 | westbourne@winkworth.co.uk 77 Poole Road, BH4 9BB 11 Haven Road,Bournemouth, Poole, BH13 7LE

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Apartments division Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | canfordcliffs@winkworth.co.uk

SANDBANKS

£399,950

CANFORD CLIFFS

£429,950

CANFORD CLIFFS

£279,950

A superb first floor apartment benefiting from secure private garden and feature conservatory.

An immaculately presented first floor apartment set in well maintained grounds.

A spacious ground floor apartment boasting large lounge with patio area off.

3 Bedrooms | 2 Reception rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Private garden

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Underground parking | Security gates

3 Bedrooms | Large lounge | Bathroom and cloakroom | Garage

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | pennhill@winkworth.co.uk

LOWER PARKSTONE

£119,950

LOWER PARKSTONE

£225,000

LOWER PARKSTONE

£259,950

INVESTORS ONLY. A maisonette with own entrance and tenant already in place.

A good sized ground floor apartment with a south west aspect and offered with no forward chain.

A large bright and spacious raised ground floor apartment south of Penn Hill Avenue.

2 Bedroom | Spacious lounge | Modern kitchen | Allocated parking

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Lounge/ dining room | Garage with electric door

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Lounge/ dining room | Requiring some modernisation

Southbourne office | 01202 434365 | southbourne@winkworth.co.uk

SOUTHBOURNE

£79,950

BOURNEMOUTH

£159,950

SOUTHBOURNE

£167,500

A well presented double bedroom ground floor retirement flat benefitting from communal laundry room, guest suite and first floor lounge with sea views.

A modern and well presented two double bedroom ground floor A two bedroom ground floor flat situated in a popular residential apartment situated in a purpose built block constructed in 2007. area within a short walk of local amenities and the award winning blue flag beaches.

1 Bedroom | 1 Reception room | Private entrance| Allocated parking spaces

2 bedrooms | Security entry system | Enclosed gardens | Allocated parking space

2 bedrooms | 1 Reception room | Communal gardens | Garage

Westbourne office | 01202 767633 | westbourne@winkworth.co.uk

BOURNEMOUTH

£152,950

WESTBOURNE

£239,950

BRANKSOME PARK

£229,950

A generously sized one bedroom raised ground floor apartment situated within easy reach of Westbourne and Bournemouth.

An exceptionally large first floor apartment close to Alum and Durley Chine in need of internal modernisation.

An exceptionally well presented second floor apartment close to Branksome and Alum Chine.

1 Bedroom | South facing balcony | Lounge/diner | Allocated Parking

3 Bedrooms | South facing balcony | 2 Bathrooms | Garage

2 Bedrooms | West facing balcony | Large lounge/diner | Garage

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Apartments division Canford Cliffs office | 01202 706888 | canfordcliffs@winkworth.co.uk

CANFORD CLIFFS

£449,950

LILLIPUT

CANFORD CLIFFS

£450,000

£665,000

A first floor apartment with its own private entrance situated within easy reach of the shops.

A beautiful well presented character semi-detached house with south facing conservatory.

A modern town house with a high specification situated in the heart of Canford Cliffs.

3 Double bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | Utility room | Large lounge

3 Bedrooms | 2 Reception rooms | Off road parking | No forward chain

3 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 3 Bathrooms | Garage

Penn Hill office | 01202 733000 | pennhill@winkworth.co.uk

LOWER PARKSTONE

£650,000

LOWER PARKSTONE

OIRO £350,000

LOWER PARKSTONE

£459,950

An extremely well presented detached 1930’s property with level south facing rear garden.

A spacious semi-detached house requiring modernisation throughout. No forward chain

A well presented expansive character house with ‘home and income’ potential.

4 Bedrooms | 3 Reception rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Garage

4 Double bedrooms | 3 Reception rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Must be viewed

8 Bedrooms | 4 Reception rooms | 3 Bathrooms | Double garage

Southbourne office | 01202 434365 | southbourne@winkworth.co.uk

SOUTHBOURNE

£275,000

BOURNEMOUTH

£250,000

BOURNEMOUTH

£175,000

A spacious three double bedroom character residence situated in a popular residential area within a short walk of Southbourne High Street and award wining beaches.

A spacious and well presented three/four bedroom character residence conveniently located benefitting from UPVC double glazing.

A recently modernised two bedroom semi detached older style residence situated in a popular residential area within a short walk of local shops and amenities.

3 bedrooms | 2 Reception rooms | Off road parking | Enclosed gardens

3/4 bedrooms | Newly fitted kitchen | Enclosed gardens | Garage & off road parking

2 bedrooms | Conservatory | Enclosed gardens | Off road parking

Westbourne office | 01202 767633 | westbourne@winkworth.co.uk

WESTBOURNE

£425,000

BOURNEMOUTH

£284,950

TALBOT WOODS

£324,950

A large detached residence set in the heart of Westbourne requiring A well presented town house situated within easy reach of modernisation throughout. Currently being used as an HMO. both Westbourne and Bournemouth.

An enchanting detached cottage situated in the popular Talbot Woods area and set in lightly wooded surroundings.

5 Bedrooms | 3 Reception rooms | Large rear garden | Garage

3 Bedrooms | Character features | 2 Reception rooms | Private courtyard

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Bring on the blues Blues are making a splash in the home this season and dipping into the trend is a great way to lift your spirits. So even if blue skies can't be guaranteed outside, you can make sure the forecast's always good indoors, with the best blue buys for rooms.

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Blues are punching above their weight and dominating in homeware, undoubtedly helped by the seal of approval from royal bride Kate Middleton, who wore the colour for her engagement announcement and the day after her wedding. "Fashion's taken blues to heart and our summer wardrobes will be filled with clothes in all its dazzling shades. Home designers are mirroring that trend," says Louise Smith, Dulux's global colour designer. "Blue is associated with the power to soothe and relax. It's ideal for finally banishing the dull, sombre tones of winter and making rooms look fresh and invigorated." This colour palette's an easy winner too, reminding us of cloudless skies and glittering seas and pools. Teamed with crisp white it can conjure a relaxed, informal beach house feel, or you can be more dramatic by using deep indigo tones. "The main focus is bold, punchy and strong. Cobalt, royal blue, navy and azure rather than softer shades," advises Marc Petring, head of marketing at furniture chain Dwell. "It takes confidence, but you can dip your toe into blues by experimenting with one statement piece of furniture, a rug or blue accessories. Too much blue can be oppressive so be sure to mix it up with whites or greys." Rich, sultry, sophisticated inky blues through to pale pastels can all play a part in rooms. So don't be cautious, dive right in!

Coffee table

£79 and blue side table, £49, Marks & Spencer

Diamantini & Domeniconi Butterfly Clock, ú140, Heal's

Living the blues The sky's the limit when it comes to choosing a decorating shade in paint, and Dulux's impressive selection includes the lyrically named Blue Reflection, Lost Lake and Indigo Infusion. "When applied to large areas, deep blue is sometimes perceived as cold and distant, especially in hallways and corridors," says Louise Smith. "So it makes sense to restrict the size of the deep blue surface to a single wall, curtains or a rug, if you're dealing with a small space or one lacking good natural light. "Lighter blues can be a safer option, especially as a background colour, as they appear to recede, making a room seem larger and raising a low ceiling." Splash out: Jocelyn Warner, best known for her beautiful wallpapers, has launched a new fabric collection suitable for curtains and upholstery. Her nature-inspired Treetops, £49 a metre, comes in a subtle pale blue. Make a statement with designer Orla Kiely's contemporary Lusk sofa in reef, £1,995 from Heal's. Rock away the blues in a Charles Eamesstyle Rar Rocking Chair, £189, in pale blue, from online company Interior Addict or pick up Marks & Spencer's bestselling simple blue side table, £49

Blue floral bone inlay mirrors, from £125, Graham & Green

Blue Star cotton quilted cushion cover, ú14.50, Milk and Honey

Charles Eames-style Rar Rocking Chair, £189, Interior Addict

Clarissa Hulse Bud lampshade in Midnight Rainbow, £82, Heal's

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Recipe for blue Blue's an ideal colour for kitchens and you could pick up on the trend with tiles, such as Fired Earth's stunning hand-decorated Andalucia range featuring a variety of designs. The 10 x 10cm hand decorated tiles are £3.25 each and 20 x 20cm hand-decorated tiles are £11.95. "Blue's a great colour for both novices and adventurous homeowners alike," says Clare Price, founder of The Contemporary Home. "Everyone's got their own favourite shade and my favourites are an almost white powdery blue and by contrast the deep, purple-laden indigo. "I'd advise pastel shades for large walls and vivid brights for specific, key items such as lights, kitchen gadgets and maybe a bright wall canvas." "For a clean, fresh finish, be inspired by classic blue and white china and mix accents of cobalt blue with bright white." Splash out: A Smeg Retro fridge freezer, £1,349 from Marks & Spencer, in pale blue, and its China Blue crockery featuring blue blooms on a white background, starts from £5 for a mug.

Blue notes Have fun with blue by adding quirky accessories or finishing details such as lampshades, or even door handles. "Blues have always been a popular colour for interiors and until recently the trend was for pale hues with a lean towards eau de nil," says Victoria Wright, style advisor at HomeSense, which features a constantly changing range of reduced designer homeware. "This summer will see a stronger, more playful blue emerge as the fashionable choice - it's somewhere between duck egg and navy. It is brighter and more lively but, equally, slightly more difficult to blend with other colours." Blues can enliven a pale grey or cream-themed room, she says, or can also look striking against darker, more arresting colour schemes such as fuchsia pink, black, and even silver metallic. Splash out: Designer Clarissa Hulse's Buds lampshade, £82, in Midnight/Rainbow is bang on trend with shades of iridescent cobalt and pale blue and would be well complemented by a blue Butterfly clock, £140, both from Heal's. A sky blue Snow Ball Light in the style of Danish designer Poul Henningsen is an investment piece at £329, from Interior Addict. Dwell has a deep blue Jolly Jack Rabbit ornament, £39.95, and a fantastic Carina midnight blue coffee table, £349. Try online interiors company Milk & Honey's navy blue star cushion cover, £14.50, or Berry Red's Greengate collection has a vintage, chintz feel on china and homeware including some beautiful towels: Wendy Blue, £25.50.

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COULD PAYDAY LOANS BECOME A NEW YEAR NIGHTMARE? In the weeks either side of Christmas, hundreds of thousands of households are expected to use a short term solution of 'payday loans' to keep afloat - even though they could cause serious problems in 2012.

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That is the warning from many financial advisors, as leading retailers predict family finances will be stretched as never before by the festive celebrations. Supermarket chain Morrison's says a third of its customers already have no disposable income left over at the end of the month, and that's before this winter's massive fuel bills kick in. Against that background, it is hardly surprising that more people are taking out 'payday loans' to tide themselves over until their monthly pay cheque hits their bank account. Loans to consumers in this 'high-cost credit sector' could already top £9 billion. Ferratum, the self-styled largest online microloan lender in Europe which launched in Britain in July, thinks more than 2 million UK households already hold 'payday' loans. Ian Porter, Ferratum UK sales and marketing manager says: "Microloans are probably the fastest growth area in the financial services sector. "People like the flexibility. They borrow £50-£300 to repay within a maximum 45 days. Consumers are increasingly turning away from long term loans with traditional lenders." By limiting first timers to a maximum £100 loan, Ferratum claims the risks are carefully controlled. Customers - applying online or by a mobile - are told upfront the full cost of their loan, with no hidden charges. Customers can use an online loan calculator to work out the amount they need, the repayment period - up to a maximum of 45 days - and total cost. Only then do they apply for a loan, after which Ferratum's customer services team runs a credit check before advising in minutes whether the application is successful. It looks easy, and sounds simple. That's the problem. Steve Rees at debt consultant Vincent Bond says: "This is a valid service to provide short-term loans, but we are seeing people in serious trouble with 10-12 of these short term loans, each one between £300 and £400. "If you walk into a high street shop with a payslip and some identification, you usually get your money - and you can cross the road to repeat the process three or four times. "Once your debts pass £2,000 or so, and you can't pay back, interest rates become crippling." As the current issue of Moneywise magazine explains, payday loans are a highly controversial topic: with quoted interest rates on loans from 450% to 4,214%, there are widespread fears that payday loans are too complex for many people to handle. These astronomic interest rates usually arise because they are measured over a full year, when

most payday loans last for only a few weeks. Steve Perry wrote a book, 'When Payday Loans Go Wrong', to detail the saga which started when he took a loan for £250 to pay for a holiday in June 2009. Trying to avoid trouble in making repayments, he collected 64 payday loans from 12 companies owing, at one point, a total of £22,000. "If payday loans are used for days to borrow a small amount, they could be a very useful form of credit," he says. A £150 loan from Wonga, for example, costs £177 if repaid in a fortnight - effectively an interest rate of 18%. It's cheaper than putting the money on an unauthorised overdraft. But Perry found that when clients hit trouble, many companies suggest further loans to cover ballooning repayments. It's a devastating trick. Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy claims some payday loan firms target Armed Forces personnel and ex-servicemen who may be struggling to manage their finances. Some companies, such as Quickquid.co.uk, have special sites for members of the Armed Services. Another website to attract criticism is www. easymilitaryloans.co.uk because it does not provide 'fixed' interest rates. Many firms believe that they fill a vital gap in these difficult days. Gary Miller-Cheevers launched Speedeloans in February 2010, and wants to lend nearly £20 million in 2011. His typical customer is aged 32, earns £21,000 a year and plans to borrow £200 for a maximum 19 days. Total cost of that is about £42, an interest rate which works out at 2,727% APR, measured over a year. But Miller-Cheevers says somebody who gets six direct debits bounced because of a lack of funds in their account could face total bank charges approaching £200 - so the short term loan makes sense for them. Speedeloans figures suggest that over half its customers are professionals, with more than 25% employed as nurses, doctors or teachers. Around 7% are solicitors, accountants or financial advisors, who all enjoy above average wages. Around 76% of Speedeloans customers repay the money within the allotted time. Some 18% are "a bit tardy" and can be expected to repay after "chasing up". Around 6% don't repay, so their loans are written off - a reminder that the company still sometimes loans to people it should have refused. Miller-Cheevers says: "Reputable lenders work according to the new Lending Code for Small Cash Advances, drawn up by the Consumer Finance Association (CFA) and launched in the House of Commons this July. "As a company, we fully support this new Code because it will give confidence to consumers, and also mean than the less-than-ethical small loan providers are made accountable for their actions.


"Responsible lenders like us get tarred with the same brush, when what we are actually doing is proving a useful and fair service to working people with temporary cash flow problems. "We always show applicants the total cost of repayment clearly and prominently, before they apply for the loan. There are no hidden fees and charges, and if our customers fail to repay a loan swiftly, we cap the interest and try to reach an agreement with them." However, he admits: "There is a sector of this business in which companies dress themselves up as lenders and then trawl the internet to target people who are less than financially savvy." Rees confirms that problems can be caused by new companies which have muscled into the market. He says: "When we put together plans designed to get people out of trouble, main creditors are usually switched on to debt management techniques and keen to reach an agreement. But the short term loan companies are not, and may take a harsher view. "If there are ten creditors in our plan, and two or three won't play ball, the whole plan can be wrecked. Many short term loan companies have not been in the game long; if they see a monthly payslip for £2,000, they hand out loans of £400, sometimes because they are in a small franchise operation with tight sales targets. "If a customer signs for the money, and denies that they are already in a debt management plan, that is fraud in itself. The only long-term answer to this problem is stronger controls on how loans are given, with a more efficient credit scoring system than we have at present." A Which? Money investigation reported in September that some companies evade existing regulations by forming subsidiary companies. Others won't detail interest rates anywhere on their website. There is also a suggestion that unscrupulous payday loan firms circulate details of the most vulnerable consumers, persuading them to borrow more than they are ever likely to repay. The lobby group Consumer Focus wants tighter rules on payday loans: it suggests limiting the number of loans or rollovers available to consumers to a maximum five per year; tighter credit reference checks to block multiple loans and, possibly, capping interest rates which lenders are allowed to charge. Rees says: "Payday loans and overdrafts can appeal to consumers needing a quick fix until payday as they provide instant cashflow, bypassing the formality of High Street borrowing. But the price may be sky-high interest rates. "Perhaps more people should look at their expenditure, instead of resorting to costly borrowing when funds dry up." As Moneywise magazine points out: "There are numerous ways of accessing cheaper cash

which are likely to be cheaper than payday loans: for example, your current account may have an interest-free overdraft facility, or it may even be cheaper to get a cash advance on your credit card. "If you withdraw £250 on an HSBC credit card and pay it back within 14 days, you would pay £12.13 interest, whereas the same loan with Wonga.com could cost nearly £41. "Always do some research before visiting a payday loan website to see what other sources of credit are available." :: Information: Ferratum.co.uk 0151 448 7324; Speedeloans.com 0800 028 3168; Vincent Bond 0800 567 0056 and www.vincentbond.com Information on payday loans is available at www.moneysupermarket.com, which lists leading providers and details key questions to ask before one is taken out. Poundnotes :: The most popular reason for personal loan applications in 2011 was to consolidate existing debts, presumably at a cheaper rate, says Freedom Finance, a loan comparison site which compares actual not typical or representative loan rates for unsecured and secured loans without damaging the applicant's credit score. Consolidation was the main reason given for almost 48% of those surveyed, followed by home improvement (21.8%) and car loans (19%). 'Luxury' expenditures like holidays (2.3%) and weddings (1.8%) were in the minority. Nicola Winter, managing director at Freedom Finance, says: "The need to consolidate existing debts might reflect a change in personal circumstances, with many people losing jobs or struggling with mortgages as credit gets harder to secure. "Borrowers therefore try to find alternative solutions via comparison sites like Freedom Finance to find the best loan deals. "It is also interesting that people are improving their homes at the expense of other luxuries, most probably to be well-positioned for when the housing market recovers. "Whatever the reason for a loan, consumers need prompt, transparent and accurate information to make the right decisions about their capacity to borrow." :: Looking for a safe fund for an equity ISA investment in 2011/2? Andy Parsons at The Share Centre tips Invesco's Perpetual Global Equity Income fund. "By scouring stock markets for global income, investors are exposed to a more diverse range of dividend producing companies, as well as true diversification across multiple business models, geography and sectors," he says. The Invesco Perpetual Global Equity Income fund has 37% of its money in the US. Strong US corporate balance sheets, an ageing population and changes to US taxation rules still make the region attractive.

Parsons says: "With a bias towards consumer discretionary, consumer staples, health care and industrials, the fund also has significant exposure to Switzerland, Britain, Japan and Australia. "The fund currently yields around 3.67% from a portfolio of 68 stocks. In 2010, the fund returned 15.59%, against a global sector average of 15.78% and in the year to date has returned 0.11%, against a sector average of -10.18%." Share Centre enquiries: 01296 414 141 and www. share.co.uk :: No wonder savers are fed up: only six (0.3%) of 1,999 bank/building society savings accounts give a real rate of return to basic rate taxpayers based on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI, 5% in October). Analysis by independent financial research company Defaqto also found that only five savings accounts do so based on the Retail Prices Index (RPI, 5.4%). Defaqto's data suggest that higher rate (40% and 50%) taxpayers have only two Cash ISAs available to beat inflation: the Nottingham BS Starter ISA (paying 5% on a maximum monthly saving of £445 per month) and the Yorkshire BS Protected Capital Account Inflation Linked 10 Plan Cash ISA (six year term paying 100% of growth in RPI). Only six accounts give a basic rate taxpayer a real return based on CPI (five, based on RPI). Only 23 accounts available give a non-taxpayer a real return based on CPI (12, based on RPI). David Black, Defaqto's insight analyst for banking, says: "Savers continue to be hit by the dual effects of high inflation and the historically low base rate. "Savers should review savings on a regular basis, look to use their ISA allowance, and take advantage of introductory bonuses and guaranteed minimum rates. They might also consider fixed rate bonds to get higher returns, if they are happy to tie money up for fixed periods. "Otherwise, they should pay off expensive debts such as store cards, credit cards, overdrafts. Higher rate taxpayers should consider an offset mortgage as it effectively pays tax-free interest on savings at the mortgage rate." :: With the latest official inflation report showing the headline rate of inflation easing from 5.2% to 5%, older households are hardest hit by rising energy prices, says Alliance Trust's monthly study of inflation rates. It reckons 65-74 year olds and over-75s faced an inflation rate of 5.8% in October, against 6.1% in September. Soaring gas and electricity prices were mainly to blame. Increases in the cost of utilities have greater impact on the old. Over-75s allocate around 9% of household spending to gas and electricity, against just 4% among under-30s. The largest decline in inflation in October was enjoyed by 50-64 year olds, with a fall from 5.8% to 5.4%. 3 29


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A 2 bedroom 2 bathroom purpose built first floor apartment benefiting from panoramic views over poole harbour, brownsea island and the purbeck hills beyond. Sheltered sun balcony with panoramic views, semi open plan living accommodation, comprehensively fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, en suite shower room. No forward chain.

ASHLEY CROSS

£189,950

PARKSTONE

£219,950

A 3 bed 2 reception room detached victorian house benefitting from a wealth of original features and a southerly aspect rear garden. Located a level walk from the amenities of ashley road, a short distance of ashley cross village. Sitting room with open fire, kitchen /family dining room, downstairs cloakroom. No forward chain.

BAITER PARK

£199,950

A modern well presented 2 bedroom mews style house located close to ashley cross village and poole park. Downstairs cloakroom, modern open plan living /kitchen area, underground parking. Offered for sale with vacant possession and viewing comes recommended.

A 3 double bedroom 3 reception room semi detached house situated in the old town area of poole, a short walk from the amenities of poole town centre and the recreational facilities at baiter park and harbourside. Second floor bathroom, ground floor cloakroom, lounge & dining room, 3rd reception room, westerly aspect rear garden.

LAST REMAINING

BRANKSOME

£524,950

Last remaining brand new 4 bed detached house located in a private cul-de-sac development, 10 year guarantee. Fitted kitchen to include neff appliances, contemporary white suites to bathroom & ensuite bathrooms, showers with glass enclosure with contemporary white sanitary ware & chrome fittings & fully tiled walls & floors.

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ASHLEY CROSS

£134,950

A purpose built two double bedroom ground floor apartment situated in the heart of ashley cross. Gas central heating, double glazing, two double bedrooms, white bathroom suite, fitted kitchen, convenient location. No forward chain.

FAMILY HOME

£475,000

A stunning 4 bedroom 2 /3 reception room family house located in a quiet mature road within walking distance of local shops. Courthill & baden powell school catchment area, upvc double glazing, gas fired central heating, good size family accommodation, quiet mature road, some original features & fireplaces

£274,950

An opportunity to acquire a 3 double bedroom 2 reception room double fronted period cottage situated on a good size plot in the ever popular area of branksome. Good size plot, scope for extension stpp, garage, substantial secluded rear garden, ample off road parking. No forward chain

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EXTRA TIME ROBERT PATTINSON Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born in London on May 13, 1986. He admits not knowing what he let himself in for with the first Twilight film. "The whole cast had no idea it would explode so much." He dismisses being described as one of the world's sexiest men by saying: "The whole thing is created." He enjoyed shooting the honeymoon scenes on a remote Brazilian island. "I didn't have to spend ages taking my make-up off every day because I just jumped in the sea." The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is in cinema's now.

Three years ago Robert Pattinson was a littleknown actor with a small part in two Harry Potter films and a handful of TV roles behind him. Fast forward to 2011 and the British actor - known as 'R-Patz' to his devotees - can't even step out his front door without feeling paranoid about being accosted and stalked by fans. "A lot of the time, you think people are way crazier than they are. You think they've been waiting for five hours when they've only been there for five minutes," he says. "I was in London once and no one found out where I was staying the whole time I was there, and then this girl, waiting in the courtyard of the hotel in complete pitch blackness, called out my name - and I thought, 'This is it. I'm going to get killed'," he adds, grinning at the memory. "The thing that drives me crazy is if people follow you when you leave the building. As soon as I lose those people, I'm fine." The reason for all this fear? The film juggernaut that is The Twilight Saga, a spellbinding love triangle between vampire Edward Cullen, Bella Swan and werewolf Jacob Black. Based on Stephanie Meyers' best-selling books, the three films, with the eagerly anticipated fourth instalment Breaking Dawn Part 1 about to hit screens, have propelled the lead cast members - Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner - to global stardom. Running his fingers through his tousled hair, 25-year-old Pattinson says: "I just have to remember that it is all a job and that the craziness, as overwhelming as it seems sometimes, won't last forever." It's little surprise that Pattinson, with his finely chiselled features and lean stature, has become such a heart-throb. Yet fame has not gone to his head. The London-born actor, who now splits his time between the UK and the US, takes his new life in his stride. "I guess my actual life hasn't changed that much - it's busier. The only time I found it really difficult to cope was when I tried to go to the same places I went to before, and live exactly the same life, and it's impossible," he admits. "But life changes and you have to adapt to

that. You can either let yourself go completely insane or just deal with it. My family and friends haven't been any different the entire time. It's lucky that I didn't do too much beforehand." Shot back-to-back, the first of the final two Twilight films, with the second part to be released next November, sees Bella and Edward taking their relationship to the next level. "Breaking Dawn begins with preparations for Bella and Edward's wedding and the chaos that ensues on their honeymoon, and the inevitable downfall that always happens in Twilight movies," says Pattinson. "The wedding scene is a relatively momentous moment for the series. I think Edward's proposed to her about 50 times now, so it's been building up and building up. "Edward's excited. He's always been obsessed about marriage. It's what he has wanted for a long time. I think it's one of the first points of stability in Edward and Bella's relationship." Their honeymoon on a beautiful island in Brazil "starts off quite nice and just gets progressively worse", reveals Pattinson. "It just goes downhill after they have sex. Edward gets to relax - but only for a second. It's like a set-up so he can get punished again for the rest of the movie consistently." Shooting the love scenes with Stewart, widely believed to be Pattinson's girlfriend, brought some pressure because of fans' expectations for the previously celibate on-screen couple. Sighing, he says: "It's more an abstract idea of living up to expectations because you don't know what the expectations are. Especially with the honeymoon stuff, it's just in people's imaginations. "You never really think about the reality of what people's expectations are, you just try and make it good. And if you like it, then hopefully other people will like it." Trying to measure up to co-star Lautner, who has no qualms about appearing shirtless, required some dedication from Pattinson, who reportedly worked out for six months to get a six-pack. When Bella unexpectedly falls pregnant with their half-human and half-vampire baby, whom they name Renesmee, their marriage suffers

"a lot of strain" as Edward feels the baby is a death sentence for Bella, while she considers it a miracle. But when Edward realises there's no changing Bella's mind about the child, he becomes more supportive. To sustain the baby and herself through pregnancy, Bella has to drink blood which she then reacts to and throws up again. Pattinson says he "loved" doing the gruesome birth scene. "It could have been a R-rated sequence - or a real ridiculous comedy sequence," he says, laughing. "We kind of shot it as an adult horror and then edited out the really gruesome bits. If you went on the set, it looked like a Saw movie, not a Twilight movie." He adds: "There's literally been no blood in the films, except for single drops here and there. I walked in and Kristen was covered in fake blood and gore." In between shooting the Twilight films, Pattinson has kept himself busy. He played Salvador Dali in Little Ashes, starred in tearjerker Remember Me and romantic drama Water For Elephants. Yet stepping back into Edward's shoes was easy. "You do feel as soon as you go into makeup, for one thing, it's quite limiting. All of the limitations of the make-up, wardrobe and even the contact lenses, they all play into the character," he says. Prior to Twilight, Pattinson's biggest role was as Hogwarts champion Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, where he played second fiddle to the film's main stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. With the end of the Twilight franchise in sight, Pattinson has upcoming roles in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis and period piece Bel Ami. "I like working all the time," he says. "I spent so many years before Twilight just working for two to three months and then doing nothing or these tiny jobs for the rest of the year. That's the hardest thing to deal with. You're like, 'Ok, I'll just go get drunk again'."

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An excellent opportunity for lifestyle buyers seeking a prime waterfront property with the potential to work from home, with great harbour views and a professionallyinstalled home office to the third bedroom. Forming part of a Grade II listed quayside warehouse conversion, this apartment offers spacious well-planned accommodation with direct frontline views over Poole Harbour from both the sitting room and principal bedroom.

An extremely well-presented four-bedroom town house in an exclusive gated development just yards from Poole Quay, with its extensive range of restaurants and bars. Barbers Wharf offers 4 bedrooms and modern open-plan living space over three floors, facing onto the gated mews providing pedestrian and restricted vehicular access.

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A light and airy two-bedroom, two-bathroom ground floor apartment in this recently-completed development. Set in a tranquil location, with delightful views of arguably the prettiest area of Poole’s natural harbour, the apartment offers far reaching views toward Corfe Castle and the Purbeck Hills beyond. A supremely quiet spot, yet within convenient walking distance of Poole Quay and it’s bustling bars and restaurants.

An extremely spacious 1 bedroom, third floor apartment in this prestigious, centrally-located development in Poole Old Town, a short stroll from the bars and restaurants of Poole Quay. Located on the third floor, this west-facing apartment offers attractive views over the tree tops and roofs of the conservation area.

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VILLAGE LOCATION WITH DIRECT FOREST ACCESS £695,000

Substantial detached house with private gardens backing onto Woodlands Common. Located at the head of an unmade road, within one mile of Verwood and set within 0.70 of an acre. The property is offered in excellent decorative order and comprising; four first floor double bedrooms with an ensuite bathroom and dressing room to the master bedroom, en-suite to the guest bedroom and family bathroom. Luxury fitted kitchen with Aga, large dining room which overlooks the gardens, utility, ground floor shower room, gym/games room, generous living room with open fire and family room. Outdoor pool, sauna and office.

LARGE SOUTH FACING GARDENS OIEO £275,000

Located in a cul-de-sac and presented in excellent decorative order is this two double bedroom detached bungalow with further scope to extend, subject to planning permission. Accommodation comprising; Refitted kitchen overlooking the gardens with beautiful tiled flooring and an archway to the dining room with access onto the gardens, sitting room with log burning stove and refitted bathroom. Garage and parking.

NEW BUILD IN ASHLEY HEATH AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE POSSESSION £425,000

A three double bedroom bungalow close to local amenities and bus stops . Built to a high specification with accommodation comprising; entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances and granite worktops, utility room, sitting/dining room with a Limestone fireplace with inset gas fire and French doors onto the gardens, fully tiled en-suite shower room and family bathroom. Off road parking and detached double garage with electric up and over door. Fully enclosed lawned gardens. Keys in the office.

BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN HOUSE CLOSE TO RINGWOOD TOWN CENTRE OIEO £300,000

Character three bedrooms semi-detached house located in a culde-sac within walking distance of Ringwood town and schools. sitting room with open fire, dining room, bespoke kitchen/ breakfast room opening onto the gardens, ground floor WC and family bathroom with shower. Presented in excellent order with the current owners running a successful holiday rentals business.

DESIRABLE CUL-DE-SAC IN POULNER OIEO £245,000

A well presented three bedroom house close to Poulner schools and shops, comprising; entrance hall, light and airy sitting/dining room with doors onto the gardens, kitchen, two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and a third single bedroom, family bathroom and rear gardens. Garage and off road parking. NO FORWARD CHAIN.

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lilliput@keydrummond.com 266 Sandbanks Road, Lilliput Poole BH14 8HA sales@keydrummond.com 19 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, BH13 7LE

A brand new development of four 2/3 bedroom modern townhouses built in a cluster formation overlooking Whitecliff Harbourside Park and offering some water views towards Poole’s inner harbour. These contemporary and uniquely styled houses are ideal for access to the various local marinas, shopping amenities at Lilliput and Ashley Cross. Each townhouse has two balconies and has its own allocated gardens. The properties will benefit from two parking spaces, 10 year premier building guarantee and a share in the freehold. Scaled plans are viewable on request. Scan the QR code below to view the property particulars.

WHITECLIFF - CLUSTER VIEWS CLOSE TO HARBOURSIDE PARK

£425,000

A selection of three 4 bedroom luxury townhouses, in the premier location of Branksome Park. Set midway between Westbourne, convenient for its local shops and amenities and Branksome Chine sandy beaches. The properties boast spacious accommodation laid out over three floors including lounge with garden access, luxury fitted kitchen/breakfast rooms with granite worktops, cloakroom, two en-suites with double shower cubicles and family bathroom, under floor heating to the ground floor, carport and visitor parking. Scan the QR code below to view the property particulars.

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Redhill £147,000 • Ground Floor Flat ✦ • Two Bedrooms ✦ ✦ • Lounge/Diner ✦ ✦

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Branksome Park

Canford Cliffs

Stunning detached house within this exclusive and sought after development ideally situated for the beach at Branksome Chine. Reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, utility room, 4 bedrooms, en–suite and family bathroom, double length garage, southerly facing garden.

A charming 1920’s character property situated in this sought after residential road within level access of Canford Cliffs Village and Flaghead Chine. Reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, 4 beds, en-suite & family bath, double garage and southerly facing gardens.

£685,000

£929,950

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Branksome Park

Branksome Park

Lilliput

A beautifully presented townhouse .lounge, large kitchen/ breakfast room, cloakroom, 5 bedrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms, family bathroom, walled rear garden, garage.

A gated development of 8 exclusive apartments. master bedroom and bedroom 2 with en-suite, bedroom 3/study, family bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, living/dining room, balcony

Stunning family home. Reception hall, large kitchen/breakfast/ family room, through sitting room, dining room, garage, 5 bedrooms, 2 en-suites and family bathroom, garden.

£599,950

From £399,000

£895,000

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ALDERNEY

£195,000

Spacious three double bedroom semi detached family home being marketed for the first time since new. The property comprises: Lounge/ dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, Family bathroom and en suite to master, GFCH, double glazing, garden and integral garage. NO FORWARD CHAIN BAB2652

LITTLEDOWN

£439,950

A superior 5 x bedroom detached home situated in the favoured Littledown area of Bournemouth. The accommodation includes, modern refurbished kitchen, extended lounge/ dining room, separate sitting room, luxury family bathroom, gardens and garage. BAB2648

CREEKMOOR

198 Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole Dorset, BH15 4BH

SALES & LETTINGS

£267,950

A beautifully presented and stylish 3/4 bedroom detached family property situated at the head of a cul de sac in the favoured area of Creekmoor. The property comprises three/four bedrooms, modernised bathroom, beautiful open plan lounge/dining room and extremely well fitted kitchen, BAB2651

LITTLEDOWN

£329,950

A superbly presented detached 3 bed bungalow which has been sympathetically refurbished and extended and now offers spacious modern accommodation to include conservatory and luxury en suite. OFFERED FOR SALE WITH NO FORWARD CHAIN. BAB2562

HAMWORTHY

Tel: 01202 668800

£192,500

An immaculate very spacious two double bedroom house which must be viewed to appreciate what it has to offer, built in 2006 an exclusive development of just 13 properties in a cul de sac location, offered with no forward chain. BAH1107

HAMWORTHY

£310,000

Immaculately presented only 9 years old four bedroom two reception room detached chalet bungalow, modern fitted kitchen, utility, bathroom and en suite shower room, downstairs cloakroom, conservatory, garage and attractive gardens. BAH1109

HAMWORTHY

£249,950

Four/five bedroom spacious detached chalet bungalow offering generous accommodation, modern fitted kitchen, bathroom and en suite shower room, ample off road parking and detached garage, offered with no forward chain. BAH1100

HAMWORTHY

£205,000

A two/three bedroom detached bungalow requiring modernisation throughout situated in a favourable location in Woodlands Avenue backing onto Cobbs Quay Boatyard and marina. Huge potential, no forward chain. BAH1101

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Branksome O.I.E.O £105,000

Bournemouth £100,000

Bournemouth £115,000

Bournemouth O.I.E.O £98,000

• Top Floor 1 Bedroom Apartment • 16 ft Lounge/Diner • Balcony • Permit Parking • Walking distance to Westbourne

• First Floor Flat • One Bedroom • Off Road Parking On A First Come First Served Basis • Close To Town Centre

• Two Double Bedrooms • Ground Floor Flat • UPVC Double Glazing • Close To Town Centre • Ideal First Time Buy or BTL

• UPVC Double Glazing • Share of Freehold • Refitted Kitchen • Refitted Bathroom • Walking distance to beaches

• Call Bournemouth on 01202 555345

Call Bournemouth on 01202 555345

Call Bournemouth on 01202 555345

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Christchurch OIEO £150,000

Christchurch £235,000

Highcliffe £249,950

Christchurch £425,000

• Well Presented First Floor Flat • 2 Double Bedrooms • 18 ft Lounge/Diner • Gas Central Heating • Garage

• Well Presented Semi Detached House • 3 Double Bedrooms • Approx. 100 ft Rear Garden • Off Road Parking • No Chain

• Immaculate Town House • 3 Bedrooms • Newly Fitted Kitchen & Shower Room • Conservatory, Cloakroom • Garden Room & Garage

• Versatile Chalet Bungalow • 4 Bedrooms, En Suite • 25 ft Kitchen/Diner • 17 ft Lounge • Garage & Off Road Parking

Call Christchurch on 01202 483344

Call Christchurch on 01202 483344

Call Christchurch on 01202 483344

Call Christchurch on 01202 483344

Ringwood £250,000

Ringwood £149,950

• Detached Bungalow • Presented In Good Decorative Order • Three Bedrooms • Conservatory • 33ft Garage

• First Floor Maisonette • One Bedroom • Allocated Parking • Ideal Investment Potential or FTB • Early Viewing Advised

Call Ringwood on 01425 472311

Call Ringwood on 01425 472311

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Ringwood £479,950 • Spacious & Versatile Detached Residence • Six Bedrooms, Two Ensuites • Kitchen / Breakfast Room • Lounge & Dining Room • Viewing Essential To Appreciate

Connells Estate Agents are now in receipt of an offer for the sum of £412,000 for Cobb Cottage, Burley Street. Anyone wishing to make an offer on this property should contact: Connells, 2 Christchurch Road Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1DN - 01425 472311 before exchange of contracts.

Call Ringwood on 01425 472311

West Moors £325,000

Ferndown £249,950

Ferndown £585,000

Ferndown £160,000

• Detached Bungalow • Four Bedrooms • Front & Rear Gardens • No Forward Chain

• Three Bedrooms • Re-fitted Kitchen & Bathroom Suite • Private Rear Garden • Garage & Off Road Parking • No Chain

• Versatile Accommodation • Three Bedroom & Guest Suite • En Suite To Master • Well Tended Gardens • Detached Double Garage

• Three Bedrooms • Detached Garage • Front & Rear Gardens • Cul-De-Sac Location • Well Established Area

Call Ferndown on 01202 861677

Call Ferndown on 01202 861677

Call Ferndown on 01202 861677

Call Ferndown on 01202 861677

*With a Homewise Lifetime Lease. Subject to property criteria and applicant status

Aged 60 or over? Huge discounts* on all our properties. Ask for details.

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Castle Lane From £147,000

Ensbury Park £189,950

Talbot Woods £219,950

Charminster £230,000

• Selection of Brand New Apartments • Two Bedrooms • Contemporary Kitchens • Allocated Parking • 10 Year NHBC Guarantee

• Four Bedroom House • Two Reception Rooms • Off Road Parking • Rear Garden • No Forward Chain

• Two Bedroom Flat • Ensuite to Master • Garage In Block • Communal Garden • No Forward Chain

• Three Bedroom Semi Detached House • Two Reception Rooms • Double Glazing • Garage • Rear Garden

Call Winton on 01202 525411

Call Winton on 01202 525411

Call Winton on 01202 525411

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Verwood £185,000

Three Legged Cross £205,000

Verwood £385,000

Verwood £365,000

• Mid terrace house • Three bedrooms • Kitchen/diner • Rear garden • Garage and parking

• Semi detached chalet bungalow • Two bedrooms (one on ground floor) • Conservatory • Garage • Off road parking

• Detached house • Five Bedrooms • Two enquires • Four reception rooms • Double garage

• Detached house • Four bedrooms • Master bedroom with ensuite • Conservatory • Landscaped gardens

Call Verwood on 01202 824111

Call Verwood on 01202 824111

Call Verwood on 01202 824111

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Littledown £199,950

Southbourne £300,000

Boscombe Spa £169,950

Tuckton £300,000

• Two Bedroom Semi Detached House • Requires Modernisation • Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room • Rear Garden • Garage & Off Road Parking

• Four Bedroom Detached House • Two Reception Rooms • Down Stairs Cloakroom & Conservatory • Detached Garage & Secluded Rear Garden • Off Road Parking For Several Vehicles

• Spacious Two Double Bedrooms • Lift Served First Floor Flat • Garage & Visitors Parking • Balcony & En Suite • Modern Fitted Kitchen

• Three Bedroom Detached House • Two Large Reception Rooms • Downstairs Cloakroom • Stunning Conservatory & Summer House • Off Road Parking

Call Southbourne on 01202 423281

Call Southbourne on 01202 423281

• Call Southbourne on 01202 423281

Call Southbourne on 01202 423281

Poole £290,000

Branksome Park £449,950

Hamworthy £180,000

Oakdale £375,000

• 3 Double Bedroom Duplex Apartment • Large Open Plan Living / Kitchen Area • Outside Terrace With Sea Glimpses • En-Suite / Bathroom And Cloakroom • Secure Undercroft Parking

• 4 Double Bedrooms, choice of 3 • Lounge With Doors Out To Garden • Kitchen / Diner • 2 Ensuites And Family Bathroom • Rear Garden & Car Port

• Detached Bungalow, 2 Double Bedrooms • Fitted Kitchen And Bathroom • UPVC Double Glazing And Gas Central Heating • Parking For 2 Cars

• Beautifully Refurbished & Extended • 5 Bedrooms Split Over Ground & 1st Floor • Very Large Open Plan Lounge/Diner With Doors Out To Garden • New Kitchen With Separate Utility Room

Call Poole on 01202 673977

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*With a Homewise Lifetime Lease. Subject to property criteria and applicant status

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• What do you want in a bungalow? • Plenty of space, even better if it has a conservatory? • Level garden, with enough room to grow a few fruit and veg? • 2 bathrooms, 1 with super duper shower? • A short level walk to the local shops? • Find it all here – and NO ONWARD CHAIN

QUEENS PARK AVE £595,000 • Are you looking for a great project? • Must be in a great location, perhaps very close to a golf course? • Is it spacious (4 bedrooms), but still offering scope to extend further? • Would a double length garage and in-andout driveway be handy? • Again – NO ONWARD CHAIN

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£470,000 RICHMOND PARK RD

• Very handy for commuting • Neat and tidy 2 bed flat • First Floor flat at rear of • modern block • Allocated parking space • 125 year lease • Gas CH and UPVC dbl glazing • VERY ENERGY EFFICIENT

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• Great family home • 4/5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Large open plan kitchen/living room + lounge and dining • Lots of space to spread out • Easy reach local schools + parks • No onward chain as let out • WELL WORTH A LOOK

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£155,000

RICHMOND PARK AVE £415,000 CHARMINSTER ROAD • Happy family home waiting for new family to enjoy • Now too big for owners • Some scope to update but plenty of room • Large and sunny south garden • Home + income potential • QUICK MOVE POSSIBLE

£165,000

• Such a convenient spot • Shops, buses, etc. all short walk away • Well presented 2 double bed ground floor flat • UPVC double glazed • Allocated car port • NO ONWARD CHAIN

01202 524252 www.paulwatts.co.uk info@paulwatts.co.uk 379-381 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 9QT


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BRANKSOME PARK = £465,000

BRANSGORE - £385,000

LILLIPUT - £775,000

This is a cracking ground-floor apartment with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. As soon as you enter the impressive central hallway you’re struck by a strong sense of splace and light. From the kitchen/dining room you step out into a charming private rear garden with a lawned area, herbaceous borders, vegetable patch and space for a garage (with planning permission granted)

Twelve beautifully designed and constructed properties. Three have already sold, leaving just one 3 bedroom semi-detached house, two 3 bedroom detached bungalows and six 4 bedroom detached houses. All have either a garage or car port. Show Home open Fridays to Sundays inclusive 10am – 4pm

The property benefits from many character features and offers spacious accommodation throughout comprising four reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom with en suite shower room and family bathroom. There is generous off road parking and a double garage. The house has good sized gardens.

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Delightful 1930’s character home.

TALBOT WOODS - OIEO £450,000 LOWER PARKSTONE - £174.950 Elegant Edwardian family residence

Recently converted home

10% DEPOSIT PAID - £220,000

The first floor accommodation comprises large landing, three double bedrooms, contemporary fitted family bathroom and en-suite shower room. Further benefits include double glazing, gas radiator heating, off-road parking for numerous vehicles, single garage and generous westerly aspect rear gardens. This desirable property has further potential to extend (subject to the relevant planning permissions being granted) and internal inspection is highly recommended by the sole selling agents.

Spacious ground floor flat offered with the Freehold. The property has many benefits and currently comprises One double bedroom, modern kitchen, shower / wet room, large open plan lounge / dining room, UPVC conservatory, UPVC double glazing, gas central heating, good size rear garden and allocated off road parking for two vehicles. With its position close to Poole Park, Civic Centre, Bournemouth and Poole College and Ashley Cross, we strongly encourage early internal viewings.

Built by a locally renowned builder, the accommodation will comprise three bedrooms with en-suites to master, lounge / dining rooms overlooking the rear gardens, kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, bathroom and off road parking. With a choice of kitchens and tiles available, new build guarantees, 10% deposits paid (if required), UPVC double glazing, gas central heating and a position close to local amenities and schools, we encourage early interest to avoid disappointment.

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Hurry - just 8 apartments remaining at Poole Quarter from only £117,600!* Located just 2.5 miles from Sandbanks

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Newfoundland Drive | Poole | Dorset | BH15 1YE

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• Beautifully presented family home • 3 reception rooms, 8 double bedrooms and 5 bathrooms

• Grade II family home just a stroll from Poole Quay

• Large secluded rear garden with patio area

• 4 Double bedrooms, lounge/diner, study, kitchen/breakfast room

• Potential for Home & Income

• Southerly facing rear garden & a garage • Some updating required

EXCLUSIVE LOCATION

QUEENS PARK

Tel: 01202 537333

NO FORWARD CHAIN

OLD TOWN POOLE

Tel: 01202 673375

£550,000

£695,000

O.I.E.O

• Superb character 4 bedroom home with south facing gardens

• 4 Double Bedroom, 3 reception house set in rural location

• Picture perfect kitchen/breakfast room

• Enjoys uninterrupted rural views of local countryside and fields

• Dual aspect living room, downstairs study and impressive hallway • Immaculate gardens with detached garage

• Equestrian amenities including stables and school • Must be seen to appreciate

BEAUTIFUL SOUTH FACING HOME

CANFORD CLIFFS

Tel: 01202 701616

£795,000

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£595,000

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• An extremely well presented 5 bedroom character family home

• Quiet cul-de-sac location in desirable village

• 3 reception rooms plus conservatory and 3 bathrooms

• 3 double bedrooms, L-shaped living room and good storage throughout

• Large 2 storey double garage plus car port and parking

• Detached garage and further parking • No forward chain

• Short walk to the local shops and cliff top

SUPERB CHARACTER HOME

PORTMAN ESTATE

Tel: 01202 434300

REDUCED TO SELL

WEST MOORS

Tel: 01202 895511

£575,000

£325,000

• An executive 4 bed, 3 reception family home in superb location

• Sitting Room, garden room

• Views across the Avon Valley from first floor

• Kitchen/breakfast room

• Good sized south facing rear walled garden • Priced to sell, vendors suited

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Tel: 01425 470283

£499,950

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£500,000

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• Sympathetically modernised 4/5 bedroom family home

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• Situated in an extremely sought after location

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• Ground & first floor bathrooms, ample parking & garage

• Private, enclosed rear garden, off road parking & garage

• General refurbishment throughout, no forward chain

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Tel: 01929 552206

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WIMBORNE

Tel: 01202 856666

£397,500

£350,000

• A detached beautifully presented character home

• Impressive country cottage dating back to the 18th Century

• Situated close to Broadstone centre within favoured school catchments

• Recently replaced thatched roofing and central heating

• 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, off road parking and detached garage

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Tel: 01202 692145

£369,950

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£474,950

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Modern Apartment Adjacent To Park

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VERWOOD

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Spacious and Modern Family Home

BE FIRST TO VIEW | £199,950 MERLEY

01202 856666

Needs To Be Sold • Detached bungalow in quiet and popular location close to shops

• Private and secluded rear garden with potential to extend (STPP)

• 3 bedrooms, lounge/ diner, bathroom plus separate WC, no onward chain

KEEN TO SELL | £279,950

01202 767688

Immaculate Top Floor Apartment • 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, close to the beach

• Modern throughout with balcony and garage

• Contemporary 3 Bedroom detached situated in a culde-sac location

PRICED TO SELL | £250,000

ALUM CHINE

• First floor flat with 2 beds and 2 baths overlooking park

• Enviable location near shops and local beaches

NO CHAIN | £265,000

01202 544666

• Modern throughout and kitchen with integrated appliances

MUST BE VALUE | £179,950 WEYMOUTH

01305 831831

Immaculate 4 Bedroom Detached Home • Spacious 4 bedroom modern detached located in a privileged setting • Private garden, double garage and ample parking

A MUST VIEW | £435,000

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01305 264500

Spacious Detached House in Excellent Order Throughout

FERNDOWN TOWN

Ground Floor Retirement Apartment

01425 656666

Beautiful Village Location • Beautiful countryside views • 22’6” Kitchen/ family room • Lounge, Study, Utility, cloakroom • 4 Bedrooms, ensuite, double garage

LARGE GARDENS | £399,995

REDUCED TO SELL | £99,950 SWANAGE

01929 425055

Situated In Convenient Location • Well presented 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment • UPVC double glazed, gas fired central heating, parking • Offered with no forward chain

NEW INSTRUCTION | £174,950

01202 692145

Fantastic Character Family Home • Well presented property within favoured school catchments in a quiet location

• Communal facilities including house manager, communal residents lounge & laundry room

• Benefits from master en-suite, double garage and parking

FORDINGBRIDGE

BROADSTONE

• Immaculately presented in well maintained block

• Spacious living accommodation and a good size south facing garden

MUST BE VIEWED | £309,950

01202 895511

• 3 bedrooms, loft room, 2 shower rooms & off road parking

MOTIVATED SELLERS | £250,000 BRANKSOME PARK

01202 701616

A Spacious South Facing Apartment • A bright and spacious 2 bedroom apartment in popular Branksome Park • Would benefit from some modernisation • Communal gardens

NEW INSTRUCTION | £184,950

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£145,000

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£159,950

Exceptionally spacious character one bed first floor flat with extra cot room / study, garage & parking, share of freehold.

Charming two double bed semi, modern kitchen & bathroom, d/glazing & central heating, parking & southerly aspect garden.

HENGISTBURY HEAD £80,000

HENGISTBURY HEAD £350,000

SOUTHBOURNE

Retirement flat, one double bed first floor apartment, laundry, hairdressers and guest suite, residents lounge with panoramic sea views.

3/4 bed detached bungalow, kitchen / Breakfast, lounge / diner, 2 baths, gfch, d/glazing, off road parking, views over Christchurch.

Charming one bed FFF, kitchen / diner, bathroom, double bedroom, central heating, double glazing.

Fantastic one bedroom first floor flat with SEA VIEWS and westerly aspect balcony. No chain, viewing essential.

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£320,000

Four bed detached house, two receptions, conservatory, en-suite, family bath, mod kitchen, garage, central location.

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Two dbl bed maisonette with large westerly aspect balcony, parking, master with en-suite, close to cliff top. No chain.

£169,000

Charming very well presented 2 bed house with study plus loft room, mod kitchen & Bath, lounge / diner, south facing garden.

£112,000

LITTLEDOWN

£315,000

Well presented four bed detached house, two rec, mod kitchen, garage, parking x2, d/ glazed & GFCH, private rear garden.

305 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8BX

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BUSINESS INSIGHT QUAY LIVING Born Children Marital status School

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We’re lucky enough in Dorset to be surrounded by a rich selection of fantastic SMEs that think big and make a difference to life in this beautiful part of the world. We take a step behind the scenes to get an insight into the minds behind some of the region’s best small businesses, their plans for the future, what makes them tick and their advise for you… Please give us a brief introduction to you and your business… I’m Helen Challis and, together with my husband Duncan, we run Quay Holidays, managing topquality self-catering holiday lettings in and around the Poole area. More recently we have also launched Quay Living running alongside Quay Holidays, offering longer-lettings and sales. When was your business established? Quay Holidays was established in 2006 and the sister-arm Quay Living formally launched in 2010. What drove you to start the business? Demand! I started by letting our own apartment on Poole Quay for holiday lettings. In our first full year we let 364 out of 365 days and the second year 51 out of 52 weeks! Other owners soon approached us to ask if we could also let their properties and the rest is history… How has the recent financial climate affected your business and what, if anything, have you changed as a result? More of our Landlords currently prefer to switch to the secure income of longer six-month lettings over the winter (even though rents can be lower that the lucrative holiday lets). We launched Quay Living to be able to offer a fully comprehensive letting service. What’s next for the business? We’ve recently moved into new premises, a prominent location in Poole’s Lower High Street and also formally launched Quay Living – so we’re settling in and knuckling down to growing the portfolio. However, we constantly strive to improve our services and never stand still 74

What do you look for in potential staff members? Dedication and a passion for the business. Everyone must enjoy what they’re doing and that makes for a great working environment. The comprehensive nature of our management service means that we are always busy, and we need people who thrive in a fast-moving environment. Do you think a degree is important when recruiting? For some positions, it is an advantage. For our lettings team members, on the job training is also important, so we encourage them to go for the ARLA or NAEA – it’s important to fully understand what you’re doing! What has been your best and worst moment in business? The best is absolutely winning business without a doubt – I never cease to get a great buzz from that, whether it’s from sales, longer-lettings or holiday lets. It’s a great feeling to match people with their dream property.The worst has to be letting people down. If a holiday property is withdrawn without notice and we have to cancel people’s holidays it’s awful. We try wherever possible to find suitable alternatives. Thankfully it’s something that rarely happens. What was your first job? As a secretary to the National Federation of Roofing Contractors in London’s West End. I suppose you could say I’ve always been interested in putting a roof over people’s heads. What one piece of advice would you give to someone starting up a new business? Be prepared to work very hard! What do you think makes a good entrepreneur? Dedication and a passion for your industry are givens, but a business plan, regularly reviewed and updated is vital. After all, you wouldn’t set off on a major hike without a map in your rucksack! Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully on the beach with a pina colada! Seriously, I’d like to see the business grow, but

with a great team of leaders so I can balance more time with the children or for my other voluntary work interests. If you could be anywhere in the world today, where would you be and why? Poole is undoubtedly the best place to live in the UK. There is so much to do, and so much natural beauty on our doorstep that I never tire of telling our holiday guests! What is your favourite local haunt? Too many to mention it depends on the occasion. We live in the heart of Poole Old Town so we have plenty of choice… Hotel du Vin, Da Vinci’s, The Thai Restaurant, Fishy Fishy. But then it’s just as much fun to hop on a ferry from The Quay to Brownsea Island for a picnic… What single place would you advise a visitor to go in Dorset? Poole Quay – it’s ever-changing with heaps going on. As a local, it’s easy to forget the sheer amount of events and activities focused on The Quay, but there is so much to see and do that visiting friends are green with envy. I think my children assume that everybody has a weekly fireworks display at the end of their road! Which 5 guests (dead or alive) would you invite to a fantasy dinner party? David Cameron (and his PA – it’s always the PA that gets things done!), Elvis Presley, Peter Kay and a bunch of my closest friends. Describe your home’s style? Georgian – we live in a 300 year old merchant’s house, very different from the contemporary apartments we deal with day-to-day. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to live in such a characterful property, but we’re really just custodians for the future… Final thought... Adoption – it’s been in the press again recently. Something that is very close to our hearts and I totally agree that the whole system needs a massive overhaul. It is disgraceful the time it takes to place children in secure loving homes. Don’t get me started… I could go on for ages…


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IN ST N R EW U C TI O N Winton - £234,950

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A fine example of an older style detached property that has been modernised to a high standard by the current owners. The property benefits from having a super extended kitchen/breakfast room, modern kitchen and bathroom and new boiler.

Littledown - £429,950

Strouden Park - OIEO £275,000

An imposing 4 bed detached house, situated in this enviable location. This family home offers spacious and versatile accommodation. Situated close to dual carriageway links this home offers period feature and generous proportions.

An extended 3 bed, 3 reception room plus study, detached house situated in good school catchment areas. This fantastic larger than average family home offers very versatile accommodation with southerly facing rear garden and ample off road parking.

488 Castle Lane West, Dorset BH8 9UD

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AV AI RE LA BL E Charminster - OIEO ÂŁ325,000

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An extended, well maintained 4 bed detached house situated in a sought after road. Benefits include; 2 good sized reception rooms as well as a study, large kitchen/breakfast room and 2 bathrooms. There is a good sized rear garden as well as off road parking and garage.

Hill View - ÂŁ235,000 A rare opportunity to purchase a detached three bedroom two reception room house in need of modernisation in this most sought after school catchment areas. Further benefits include wide driveway providing off road parking for a number of vehicles, garage and a large rear garden.

488 Castle Lane West, Dorset BH8 9UD

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DREAM HOME A five double bedroom imposing detached house with immense character and charm situated in a most enviable location just on the outskirts of Burley with excellent equestrian facilities including direct forest access, the property has been well-presented by the current owners and provides spacious accommodation to suit a large family with current planning permission to extend further. The house provides Georgian style double glazed windows for ease of maintenance and the accommodation comprises of a spacious reception with a wood burner, glazed display cupboard and exposed wood flooring. Drawing room which provides a good degree of natural light being dual aspect with a bay window overlooking the stunning gardens with a an open stone fireplace and wood burning stove. Kitchen/breakfast room with a range of oak base and wall units, electric oven with five gas ring hob over, integrated microwave/ combi grill/oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer and an archway to a stunning conservatory/breakfast

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room constructed by â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Amdegaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with electric sun blinds and under floor heating. From the kitchen a door leads to a dining/family room an ideal location to supervise the children and there is a utility room with further cupboards and space for a washing machine and dryer. There is also a cloakroom/wc and study/snug with French doors to the patio and garden. The first floor part galleried landing has a large airing cupboard and gives access to five double bedrooms, three of which benefit from wardrobes, three providing wash basins and most providing beautiful views of the grounds with the master suite benefitting from a dressing room and large en-suite shower/wc , there is also a family bathroom/wc to the first floor. Outside at the front, the property is approached via a cattle grid with brick pillars and curved wall on to a sweeping gravel driveway that meanders up to the house with a central lawn area and access to


FREEHOLD PRICE £1,395,000 the double garage which has an electronic door, power and lighting. The beautifully landscaped gardens are to the side of the house and benefit from a vast array of mature trees and shrubs with a raised flagged terrace and a there is a paved courtyard to the rear, orchard/kitchen garden with a greenhouse, potting shed, raised beds and children’s playhouse. The equestrian facilities incorporate two paddocks with post and rail fencing with direct forest access at the back, a wooded copse to the side and stables incorporating three large loose boxes, one small loose box, a wood store, two tack rooms and a tool store/studio with a pitched roof, water, power and light.

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1/2 mile from the centre of Burley Near Lymington (12 miles) Brockenhurst (8 miles) Waterloo (90 mins)

• Ringwood (15 miles) • Bournemouth (16 miles)

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We've all completed the winter wardrobe switch. Summer clothes are packed away and woollies, bobble hats and thick socks have taken their place. It's always important to wrap up warm with scarves and jackets as a minimum requirement, but what about something a little extra for added glow factor? We've found a fine selection of gadgets designed to give you a few degrees extra warmth while you're on the go.

That feeling of numbness that can reach your toes if your feet aren't well wrapped up could be described, in its mildest form, as 'not very nice at all'. These colourful, if slightly cumbersome-looking socks each have a battery compartment that'll heat up your feet and keep your toes cosy. Outback Heated Socks, £17.99 from www.amazon.co.uk

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If you feel Jack Frost nipping at your digits then flick on this ingenious hand-warmer and it'll power up to 44 degrees in just 15 seconds, leaving you with a big grin on your face. The battery lasts for up to six hours and the unit can be recharged at the mains or via a USB cable, all supplied inside its very own branded carry bag.

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Quick Fix For a speedy and highly portable solution to chilly fingers, just squish the metal disc that floats inside this device's liquid interior and marvel as a chemical reaction heats the goo to a nice and toasty 130 degrees Fahrenheit in seconds. Stick it inside this shrunken warmer and keep it hot for longer. This reusable device just needs sticking in hot water for the stuff inside to re-liquefy and you're ready to go again. Quick Fix - Mini Hottie Handwarmer - £7.99 from www.iwantoneofthose.com 82

Zippo Warmer This is one suitable for more outdoorsy pursuits. Fill the oversized classic Zippo-shaped warmer with a touch of lighter fluid and ignite the insides. Pop the gadget into its sleeve for safety and this device will keep your extremities from freezing. Longer Lasting - Zippo Warmer, £16.95 from www.gizoo.co.uk


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For a stylish aperitif, try mixing with Disaronno (£12.59, 50cl, supermarkets nationwide). An Italian favourite that tastes of toasted almonds, a shot of vodka will disperse the sweetness of this fruity We've all completed the winter wardrobe amaretto. switch. Summer clothes are packed away and woollies, bobble hats and thick socks have taken their place. It's always important to wrap up warm with scarves and jackets as a minimum requirement, but what 37.5ml Cointreau 1 fresh ginger sliced about something a little extra for added 25ml fresh orange 10ml fresh lemon juice glow factor? We've found a fine selection of juice gadgets designed to give you a few degrees Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the ginger, extra warmth while you're on the go. Cointreau, orange and lemon juice, then shake With this in mind, here are some slippery well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and tipples that chime with the time of year, are garnish with a floating orange penny (end slice easy to master, and can be adapted to suit of an orange). your personal taste. The iconic melon liqueur Midori (from £10.60, 70cl, Asda) may not be something you sip in your local watering hole, but this fluorescent green bottle is the first choice for creative mixologists - and worth having on your back bar. For larger gatherings, polish up the punch 50ml Disaronno Top with prosecco bowl and impress your mates with this trendy 25ml strawberry 25ml vodka twist on a mulled wine. liqueur

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WINTON - £1200 PCM

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Set in one of the premier roads in Friars Cliff and just a 3 minute stroll from the sandy beaches, is this newly refurbished two bedroom bungalow with loft room. The property benefits from a large 100ft rear garden and a gardener provided at the landlords cost. The accommodation comprises of 2 bedrooms, lounge/ dining room, bathroom, separate WC, loft room, kitchen and detached garage.

Newly refurbished 4 double bedroom semidetached house for working professional sharers. The house benefits from 4 double bedrooms, lounge/diner, kitchen with white goods, utility room, downstairs wet room, bathroom, GCH, double glazing, storage, front and back garden, large garage and driveway.

Martin & Co are delighted to offer To Let this 2 bed flat located close to Beach & Shops, it boasts 2 Bedrooms, Reception Room, Kitchen, Bathroom & Parking .

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BOURNEMOUTH - £995PCM

Simply stunning 4 bedroom recently completed contemporary detached family home with views of Lychett Bay. This gorgeous property boasts fabulous kitchen/diner with integrated appliances, cloakroom, utility room, ensuites to master and second bedroom along with beautiful master bathroom and the added benefit of a double garage. CONNELLS 01202 673 977

This modern flat is located close to Castle Point Shopping Centre and local transport links. The property comprises of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge and kitchen with integrated appliances. SAVE £375 IF YOU MOVE IN BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Subject To References And Approval) Please contact Rebecca Thomas to avoid disappointment

Beautifully presented 2/3 bedroom period conversion penthouse apartment situated in this quiet location, within 5 minutes walk from Bournemouth town centre. This stunning property benefits from balcony, superb views, lift, gas heating & study. Ideally suit a professional couple & is available to move into immediately.

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WILL CROKER WELL, HELLO 2012! Knights Director and regular columnist Will Croker, reflects on the year past and what may lie ahead.

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2011; what a strange year! A year in which the world was plunged into a further debt crisis and the Euro zone wobbled so hard that even a Weeble might have lost its centre of gravity. And who knew that the Greek Government’s poor financial management would rock the global economy so. We saw John Terry become a racist and rugby players get drunk and perform appallingly on and off the pitch. 2011 saw the death of one of the modern song writing greats in Amy Winehouse (sad!) and the death of the band Westlife (Happy). We saw the outpouring of grief for the death of one of the Red Arrows. This depth of emotion surprised many but it was in no small part due to the enormous amount of skill we had witnessed in our very own sky’s moments earlier. And finally we saw the end of two psychotic tyrants that have terrorised millions throughout the world. The joy, security and relief at the demise of Osama Bin Laden and Colonel Gadaffi was tangible and now maybe our troops can come home from these God forsaken war zones and spend some time with their families. Some how I doubt it though: Next Stop Iran anyone? So who knows what 2012 will bring, of course we will have the Olympics where the whole country will suddenly forget striking teachers, decamped gypsies and youth unemployment figures and suddenly realise that this country truly is Great Britain. We will have the jingoism and shattering of false dreams when our football team heads off to Poland and Ukraine and we will have more tax increases and cuts in public spending, of this you can be sure. But what of the housing market I hear you cry? Well this year has seen a very definite plateuing of prices. Although statistics will tell you that they have fallen, I believe that those figures are some what tainted by drastic drops in the areas of previous unnatural growth such as Manchester, Cardiff and Docklands to name a few. Here in Bournemouth I am selling houses for roughly the same price as I was a year ago and that is enough of a barometer for me. Next year will be one of two parts, I believe. The first part will be a little slow as the market try’s to shake off the Euro zone hangover and the very real threat of dropping into recession again. However, I believe that this will be short lived perhaps the minimum requirement for recession, 2 months of negative growth, but no more. I then think that the natural housing market demand that exists due to death, divorce, debt and school catchment areas will kick in and things will start to move again, may be slowly at first but with definite clarity. The relaxing of deposit amounts required by mortgage lenders will oil these cogs and hopefully allow the currently defunct flat market to gain the shot in the arm it so desperately needs. Well these are my opinions and the beauty of supposition is that nobody really knows, for now all I can say with some authority is Christmas and 2012 are definitely coming and may I wish you a very merry first one and a happy and prosperous second one. See you next year!

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BEAUTY WINTER SOS Fend off chills and winter-proof your beauty regime. We reveal how to beat the skincare blues. Although we've been lucky with the mild autumnal climate so far, it's wise to be prepared for the thermometer plunging anytime soon. Cold weather means 30% less moisture in the warm air, explains Sue Mayou, consultant dermatologist and Neutrogena advisor, which can lead to dry, irritated skin. Central heating and wind can also contribute to losing your glowing looks, she adds. "This fluctuation between cold and warm air means skin is constantly losing moisture, resulting in the dreaded dry, flaky skin." But never fear, you can fight Jack Frost by upping your skincare SOS and employing some toasty beauty tactics.

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Snuggling up with creature comforts is the obvious reaction when the window panes start frosting up, but sadly this isn't a good seasonal forecast for your skin.

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"The excess use of central heating and having more hot baths are a contributory factor to chapped skin," says Julie Brackenbury, Nurture skincare's cosmetic nurse. "Both increase moisture loss from the skin, and once compromised it can become sensitive and flaky." Winter diets can also play havoc with skin, as we enjoy more treats and stodge, and less fruit, veg and salad. "Our eating habits change in the winter and, from a psychological perspective, we may not want to drink as much water as it may seem too cold! Instead we tend to go for hot drinks like coffee and tea which are diuretics and can contribute to dehydration," Brackenbury explains. "We also tend to cosy up at home and consequently, some people may drink more alcohol in the winter." 106 2

"It's not about making big changes to your routine," Brackenbury assures. "Slip in a second hydration routine and you will see a big difference to your skin's texture and glow." Be kind to winter-ravaged skin and steer clear of harsh, alcohol-based cleansers that can strip the skin of vital oils. Always pat the skin dry rather than rubbing vigorously and irritating the skin further. For those who suffer with chapped hands and dry skin, take moisturising supplies with you in handy travel-sized tubes or leave a soothing tub on your desk at work. "If you work in an office during the day it's likely the atmosphere will be very drying; I'd buy a second moisturiser to pat on whenever my skin starts feeling tight," Brackenbury advises. You may not be able to see it but harsh winter sun can still contribute to damaged skin. Apply a sunscreen to your face and hands about 30 minutes before venturing out into the cold.


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AFTER-DARK RESCUE

WINTER RADIANCE

Use your sofa time to pay attention to your hands and feet. While you can wrap your body up from head to toe, it's often your poor hands that suffer most from being exposed to the elements.

Keep your skin glowing despite the extreme elements. Dr Tracy Mountford has this winter skincare advice:

"Skin on this area is the thinnest past of the body and has fewer oil glands meaning it's harder to keep them soft and supple," says Caroline Frazer, Simple skincare expert. Try wearing cotton gloves and a moisturising hand cream to soften them overnight. Don't spend the rest of the winter hiding your toes away in snuggly socks, sheepskin boots and slippers. Pull them off at the end of a long day and pay your tootsies attention. The skin on your feet is thicker than anywhere else on the body so requires extra TLC to prevent them becoming dry and flaky. "Your summer months moisturiser won't cut the mustard when it comes to battling cold snaps. Up the ante and go for richer, creamier formulas that really work hard at nourishing the skin," Frazer recommends. Look for products that contain humectants (a class of substances including glycerine, sorbitol and alpha-hydroxy acids) that attract moisture to the skin. Treat your feet to an occasional foot scrub and follow with a glycerineenriched foot cream designed specifically to soothe your winter soles.

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1. Joanna wood butterfly umbrella, £27, 020 7730 5064 www.joannawood.co.uk 2. Love hot water bottle cover, £12.50, www.littlemissboutique.co.uk 3. Mounir amethyst pendant, £82, www.mounir.co.uk 4. Baby G Illuminator watch, Argos 5. Kelly Hoppen union jack feather cushion, £27.50, QVC, www.qvcuk.com6. With love wash bag, £23.99, John Lewis 7. Gardeners kneeling pad, £3.95, www.shoptobeatcancer.org.uk8. Silk and wool mix scarf from British textile design studio Collier Campbell, £97, www.colliercampbell.com. 9. Photo frame jewellery box, £29.99, All up and on, 01462 349060 www.allupandon.co.uk10. Reflexology cotton gloves, £7.99, www.iwantoneofthose.com 11. Rose bath buds, £9.99, www.iwantoneofthose.com 12. Creme de la mer luxury essentials. Discover the celebrated crème de la mer miracle broth formula. The perfect package to unwrap come Christmas morning, these extraordinary products will transform the look of the skin from the very first application, £305, Urban Retreat, www.urbanretreat.co.uk 13. This fantastic bathroom accessory sits across the bath and has space for soap, a glass of wine and has a handy book support that flips up and folds flat when not in use, made from bamboo with metal supports, £48.00. All up and on, 01462 349060, www.allupandon.co.uk 14. Clarisonic Mia sonic skin cleansing system the ultimate pore perfector, an award-winning clarisonic skin cleansing machine is sure to bring Christmas merriment and joy to all. This in-genius piece of bathroom eyecandy can help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, whilst delivering a deep, sonic cleanse. £120, Urban Retreat, www.urbanretreat.co.uk 15. Beautyblender sponge & cleanser kit this celebrity favourite will modernise the way they 'make up'. A little kit of beauty magic, this suede-soft sponge can create a flawless base in seconds, and comes complete with its' own special cleanser for keeping it squeaky-clean, £24.55, Urban Retreat, www.urbanretreat.co.uk 16. Mr & Mrs board game, this old-favourite is a real giggle as you find out how well you really know your partner! £11.99 17. Hell Swarovski crystal clutch bag, £345, shop on your doorstep, 01843 808061 www.shoponyourdoorstep.com 109


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1. Bang & Olufsen's BeoSound 8 -The breathtaking sound quality of this unrivalled docking solution will release the music from your Apple iPad or iPod* and will have never sounded so good. Available in Black or White... but why not add a little festive colour with additional covers. Purchase a Beosound 8 and recieve a pair of A8 earphones for free! (Offer ends 31st December) £895 2. Kopi - delivering gourmet coffee directly through your letter box every month, subscriptions start from just £7 a month, www.kopi.co.uk/join1, 3. Personalised word art poster (unframed), £25, Shop On Your Doorstep, www.ShopOnYourDoorstep.com, 4. SodaStream Fizz drinks maker with accessories, £138, www.qvcuk.com, 5. Tefal Toast N’ Egg, £59.99, www.qvcuk.com, 6. The Dual Arcade Table - This new two-player head-to-head table sporting 60 classic arcade games, is hand-made in Bournemouth, has a discreet speaker design, retro-style arcade joysticks and buttons and comes in a variety of finishes, including real wood walnut or oak veneer. The Dual starts at £1,999.00, 0208 144 1432 www.surface-tension.net, 7. The Dremel 300 Black Edition, £89.99 from B&Q, or online at www.amazon.co.uk and www.tool-shop.co.uk, 8. HP Touchpad, from £399, Argos, 9. The Magellan explorist GPS range (RRP: from £350-£550) is currently exclusive to Cotswold Outdoor and is ideal for taking on hikes and treks, whether walking or cycling. Bundled with full UK 1:50k Ordnance Survey digital mapping, each GPS in the range also has up to 30 hours of battery life and contains a 3.2 megapixel camera and video recorder, Cotswald Outdoor, www.cotswoldoutdoor.com, 10. Eichholz brown leather flight case, £1050, www.occa-home.co.uk, 11. Only Fools and Horses complete collection, £76.59, www.bbcworldwide.com, 12. USB Gold man 2gb stick. £41.50, Shop On Your Doorstep, www.ShopOnYourDoorstep.com, 13. The Perfect Shave Gift Box by Jason Shankey. £43.20, Urban Retreat, www.urbanretreat.co.uk, 14. The limited-edition TomTom Top Gear sat nav brings fans of the show a combination of a Stig mode, Jeremy Clarkson's directions and unique Top Gear points of interest, including race track and raceway locations.  Featuring TomTom's congestion-busting HD Traffic technology, it will steer drivers through traffic jams and is packed with features including Top Gear start-up and shut-down screens and car icons.  The bundle also includes mobile and fixed speed camera alerts, plus TomTom Places to help find local shops and businesses. £179.99 from Halfords stores or www.halfords.com, 15. Chase marmalade vodka, £37, John Lewis, 16. Hoodies Phone Cover, £9.95, www.johnlewis.com, 17. Freeloader Classic Solar Charger (RRP: £40) Power all major devices, including phones, handheld games and tablets for up to 44 hours, depending on the device. Cotswold Outdoor, www.cotswoldoutdoor.com, 18. New Pro Swingball £35.95, www.amazon.co.uk.

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Handmade Gooseberry Baby Hat £15.95 from www.cobwebknits.co.uk

1. Fatboy Junior Red Beanbag, £115, All Up and On, 01462 349060 www.allupandon.co.uk 2. Soldier skittles, £8.95 www.shoptobeatcancer.org.uk 3. Pango bunny animal storage box, £25, All Up and On, 01462 349060 www.allupandon.co.uk 4. Fijit friends interactive, The Fijit dances, will recognise your voice and tell you jokes (we want them as our friend too)! They are squeezable so are fun to play with... and poke! It giggles, wiggles, sings and dances, it even talks. This might be more fun to play with than a real person! Interactive and active they move as well as respond to your voice making them the cleverest toys we've seen since Woody and Friends in the Toy Story toy chest! £54.99 www.iwantoneofthose.com 5. LeapPad Explorer learning experience, £79.99, Argos 6. Personalised drinking bottle, £13.99, Shop On Your Doorstep, 01843 808061 www.ShopOnYourDoorstep.com 7. Moshi monsters gift pack, The pack includes a three month membership, 3x three day friendship card, Iggy plush toy, collectible trading card pack, 4x Moshi Monster sticker sheets, 3x Moshi Monster postcards and a Moshi bandz pack, £23.99 www.iwantoneofthose.com 8. Treetop Friends Activity Gym, £67, Bibs and Stuff, 01293 774924 www.bibsandstuff.com 9. Paper Jamz Pro-series guitars £44.95, John Lewis, 08456 049 049  www.johnlewis.com   10. Mookie Mini Street Cruz 2, £39.99 www.toysrus.co.uk 11. Rock Star Elmo £49.99  John Lewis, 08456 049 049  www.johnlewis.com  12. Baby & Kids Cozi boots, £40, Babatude www.babatude.com 13. Play ‘n scoot pirate ship, £39.99, 01908 268480 www.littletikes.com 14. Lego Sort and Store head £39.95,  John Lewis, 08456 049 049  www.johnlewis.com   15. Rock ‘n scoot Zebra, £39.99, 01908 268480 www.littletikes.com 16. Doctor Who ride in Dalek, £200, www.bbcworldwide.com, 17. Skip-Hop Zoo Pack, £20.75, Bibs and Stuff, 01293 774924 www.bibsandstuff.com, 18. Doggie doo game, Feed and walk your little pup, if he makes a mess. Clean it up! When you squeeze his leash he makes a horrible Gassy sound that gets louder and louder until... Plop. The first to clean up the mess wins! £22.99, www.iwantoneofthose.com 19. Kombi Kart Kit, Strong enough to hold adults and children at the same time, £149 www.thechildrensfurniturecompany.com, 20. White Vintage Wooden Kitchen. Let your little helper prepare tea today, £149.95, Shop On Your Doorstep, 01843 808061 www.ShopOnYourDoorstep.com

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A CHAT WITH THE HEAD IAIN ROBERTSON BUCKHOLME TOWERS Buckholme’s Christmas Charities! At this time we don’t have to look far to find people less fortunate. The Christmas Shoebox Appeal of Rev Mark Phillips at Parkstone United Reform Church, just a few doors away, is something with which we are delighted to be associated. Within a week of asking, Buckholme pupils had packed 50 shoe boxes with gifts galore for children in Africa and Eastern Europe. Year 6 pupils then delivered the boxes to the church for checking and shipping. Children in Need saw our children covered in spots. We raised around £150. The highlight of the day was the visit to Nursery by a real, live Spaceman! His space ship had broken down so he came to rest and chat while it was in the workshop. THE EXCITEMENT WAS OFF THE SCALE! The School Council decided they wanted to help the local Elderly. So the Christmas Tree at Poole Day Centre was given a Buckholme treat and the entrance hall transformed. Our School Choir will be following up next week with a little Carol Service.

TO CLOSE, YOUR 11+ TEASER: Underline the one word in the brackets that will go equally well with both the pairs of words outside the brackets. a plant, a herb

expert, philosopher

(bush, thyme, stuff, sage, doctor)

And the solution to our last Teaser: Move one letter from the first word and add it to the second word to make two new words. hunt

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For more information visit www.buckholmetowers.co.uk or call us on 01202 742871 Got a question to ask? Simply send it to headteacher@buckholme.dorset.sch.uk

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ASK THE KIDS..

What is your happiest memory at Buckholme Towers? Drama in the Summer Snapshots Concert What is the best thing about being a Child? The fun and the freedom One word to describe your school would be? Mysterious What advice would you give to a new Child starting at Buckholme Towers? Be happy and have fun

HOUSE magazine chats with Matthew Cuff, Year 5, Age 9 about life at Buckholme Towers.

What do you think you will be doing 10 years from now? Starting out as an actor What is your favourite thing to do at Christmas? Give presents to my friends What would be the ideal School Lunch? Grapes, Wispa, Pom Bears and jelly What do you do to help the Environment? Recycle What is your favourite Sport at school? Netball

If you could be an animal, which one would you be? A Meerkat

What is your favourite Book? Why? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Doctor Who Mad!

What do you like to do for fun? Sing, dance and act

What did you learn about in your last assembly? The drum students played for us

What is your favourite thing to do at school? Why? Netball makes me happy

What lesson do you look forward to most and why? Music and Drama rehearsals

What do you like most about Buckholme Towers? The way everyone knows each other and plays together

Why do you think your parents chose Buckholme Towers School for you? The small classes

What was the nicest thing you did for someone? Sharing my after-school snack

Who do you look up to as a role model and why? David Tennant because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great actor

What has been your best school trip and why? Kingswood Outdoor Centre on the Isle of Wight, because it was a real adventure

What are the 3 best things about your school? Teachers that listen, being in my classroom and the playground!

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MOTORING NEWS

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The latest news on all things motoring

NEW AUDI A1 MODELS Getting personal with the Audi A1 has become easier thanks to new Black Edition and Contrast Edition specification options that "take different routes to achieve an even more striking and exclusive look." The new design options can now also be combined with a more powerful 2.0-litre, 143hp TDI engine that complements the existing 1.6-litre, 105hp unit. Contrast Edition specification is available for a premium of £1,350 over the price of an equivalent A1 Sport model, and in conjunction with all engines in the A1 range with the exception of the 1.4 TFSI 185hp. It brings a contrasting colour for the roof line and for aerodynamic body styling elements that are also added over and above the Sport specification, plus larger 17-inch ‘fivearm’ design bi-colour alloy wheels that expand on the Sport model’s 16-inch examples. For a more resolutely sporty look a double-blade roof spoiler, also in a contrasting colour, can be added at extra cost. The Black Edition alternative is based on the top S line specification, and is available exclusively in conjunction with the 185hp 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine and the newly introduced 143hp 2.0-litre TDI. For a premium of £1,100 over the S line models, it adds a black styling treatment for the single frame grille

surround and number plate holder, dark tinted rear privacy glass, 18-inch five-arm rotor design alloy wheels in a titanium finish in place of the S line model’s 17-inch equivalents and Xenon Plus headlights with LED daytime-running lights. Inside, it also brings full electronic climate control as an enhancement to the S line model’s manual air conditioning and the Audi Sound System speaker upgrade giving 180 watts of output. Alongside the additional scope for visual enhancement offered by the two new specification options comes the potential for even greater TDI pace thanks to the fifth and latest introduction to the A1 engine range. The 2.0-litre TDI with common-rail fuel injection is available in conjunction with Sport, S line, Contrast Edition and Black Edition specification levels, and is priced from £17,945. The 0-60 mph time is 8.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 135mph. Impressive 68.9mpg combined economy complements this strong performance. The A1 TDI range also includes the 1.6 TDI with a VED and congestion charge-eliminating 99g/km CO2 output, and from the petrol-powered camp the similarly turbocharged and directly-injected 1.2-litre TFSI with 86hp and 1.4-litre TFSI 122hp.

Breakdown cover company and road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the dangers and penalties motorists can face when using a mobile phone while driving. Despite the law being introduced in 2003, a record number of drivers in the UK have been prosecuted for using their mobile phone over the last few years. With research showing that using a mobile phone while driving can make motorists four times more likely to have a crash and reaction times 50% worse than when driving normally, GEM warns drivers to switch off before setting off. David Williams of GEM Motoring Assist says “The temptation to use your mobile phone while driving can be greatly reduced if you turn it off and keep it out of reach. It is very important to keep a mobile phone with you in the car in case of an emergency situation; however it is illegal and dangerous to use a hand-held mobile and it must only be used when you have stopped in a safe place.“Motorists can expect a minimum of three penalty points on their licence, plus fines of £60 if they are caught, however should the police deem the offence blatant or protracted the driver may be requested to go to court to face a fine as high as £1,000. In addition, should mobile phone use be in any way an aggravating factor in a crash, the driver could be facing a serious charge of careless or dangerous driving.” Extending its campaign to include advice on mobile phone courtesy when around others or in sensitive places, GEM has joined forces with the National Campaign for Courtesy to encourage more politeness through the creation of a courtesy code for mobile phone use.

THE COURTESY CODE: NEVER HOLD A PHONE CONVERSATION WHILST CARRYING OUT ANOTHER TASK KEEP YOUR VOICE DOWN! SHOUTING IS NOT NECESSARY SPEAK QUIETLY IN PUBLIC SPACES SUCH AS BUSES OR TRAINS

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Research into nearly 900,000 cars operated by the country’s biggest 50 leasing companies has found that the BMW 3 Series range is the most reliable model in the 2010 FN50 survey, and BMW was found to be the most reliable manufacturer.The FN50 reliability survey, undertaken by Fleet News and financial consultants Grant Thornton, asks leasing companies to assess reliability according to the number of breakdowns per model on their fleet. The majority of the vehicles surveyed are used for business and are subjected to higher than average mileage and are constantly used in all conditions. Fleet News editor, Stephen Briers, said: “BMW has built on its position as the most reliable car manufacturer supplying the UK’s largest

contract hire companies with the 3 Series taking first place as the most reliable model, adding yet another attribute to low CO2 emissions, modest overall running costs and rewarding driving behaviour and making its cars more desirable to fleet operators and company car drivers.” Tim Abbott, Managing Director at BMW UK, said: “We are delighted to have won the overall honour in the FN50 reliability survey. The outgoing BMW 3 Series Saloon and the 3 Series range overall has been and continues to be an outstanding success for us. Awards such as this ensure customers can buy a class-leading vehicle safe in the knowledge that only years of enjoyable, hassle free motoring in a premium car await.”


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Restaurant & Bar The aptly named La Cruz (The Cross) bar and restaurant is nestled in the heart of Ashley Cross in Lower Parkstone, between the bustling towns of Bournemouth and Poole. It offers one of the finest wining and dining experiences in the area with a sumptuous menu that will tempt your taste buds. Whether you’re popping in for a light bite or in need of something more substantial. ‘Tim’s Kitchen’ specials will have you coming back time and again. Not hungry? Just fancy somewhere to chill and have a drink? Then Bar Manager, Dave and his friendly team are always on hand to serve patrons their tipple of choice.

Upcoming Events New Years Eve Join us for the Legendary New Years Eve party at La Cruz

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DJ to take the party into the early hours, with bagpipes to see in the New Year.

Foodies Gourmet Tasting Evening Five courses of the finest cuisine £ 27.50 per person (please book early to avoid disappointment)

Embibers Wine Tasting Evening Wednesday 25th January

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The Six Nations kick-off Saturday 4th February

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JAMES MARTIN'S MED MARVELS James Martin's Mediterranean Began On Good Food On November 20, A New Series Which Sees The Renowned Chef Travel Around Coastal France, Spain, Italy And Greece, In Search Of Fresh And Exciting Food. The Proud Yorkshireman Shares Three Delicious Recipes From His Travels.

VEGETABLE FUSILLI WITH BASIL AND LEMON (SERVES 2) INGREDIENTS

METHOD

1 large bunch of basil

Cook the pasta as per packet instructions. Add the green beans for the last few minutes of cooking. Place the basil and salt into a pestle and mortar and grind to a paste. Fry the courgette in olive oil for four minutes, add the garlic towards the end, with a little of the pasta cooking water.

1tsp salt 50ml olive oil 200g fusilli Handful of green beans 1/2tsp ground cumin 1 large courgette, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 25g butter 25g grated parmesan Black pepper 1 lemon, peeled and finely sliced Juice of another lemon

PENNE CARBONARA (SERVES 2) INGREDIENTS

METHOD

100g pancetta, thinly sliced

Cook the penne in boiling, salted water as per the pack instructions. Dry fry the pancetta until crispy. Set to one side and repeat with the coppa or Parma ham.

100g coppa (Italian sausage) or Parma ham 200g penne 4 egg yolks 150ml double cream 100g freshly grated parmesan 10g parsley, chopped Black pepper

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Whisk the egg yolks, cream, most of the parmesan (keep some for serving) and parsley together, season with pepper then crumble in most of the pancetta and ham (keep some for serving). Drain the pasta, add to the sauce and mix well to coat all of the pasta. Add a good grinding of black pepper, sprinkle over the remaining parmesan and top with the remaining pancetta and ham.

Drain the pasta and beans, reserving the cooking liquid, and add to the courgettes along with a little more of the cooking water. Add the basil paste along with a good knob of butter and stir to combine. Add the parmesan and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Serve topped with the lemon slices, basil leaves and a drizzle of oil.


BREAM WITH TOMATOES, CAPERS AND OLIVES (SERVES 4) INGREDIENTS 1kg sea bream, gutted and scaled 50ml olive oil, plus extra for serving 3 cloves garlic, sliced 400g baby plum tomatoes, left whole 3 red chillies, chopped 100ml water Small bunch marjoram 50g black olives 10g salted capers 1 red onion, peeled and finely sliced Small bunch of basil

METHOD Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Fry the garlic, chillies and tomatoes for a couple of minutes and then add the water and a few sprigs of fresh marjoram. Place the lid on and leave to cook for five minutes. Score the fish on both sides and stuff the cavity with the remaining marjoram. Place the fish on top of the tomatoes, put the lid back on and leave to cook for 10 minutes. Finish with the salted capers, olives, basil and the sliced red onion. Drizzle with oil and serve.


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celebrate christmas at the green house bournemouth While you unwind this festive season, the Green House will be open 7 days a week. Visit the Green Room Lounge to enjoy our sandwiches and set menus, or book an evening meal in the Green Room for à la carte dinners and our chef ’s famous tasting menu. The Green House offers a carefully selected variety of organic and biodynamic wines to complement your meal. Why not host your party or special private meal in one of our event rooms? Visit our website and join our mailing list for special invitations to our Green House showcase events. Stay in touch via Facebook and Twitter for exclusive offers from the Green House.

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RECRUITMENT Aerospace Quality Engineer

We are currently recruiting for an Aerospace Quality Engineer/ Manager to work on the quality management systems side of the business. The successful candidate with have aerospace experience gained from an aerospace SME and be fully conversant with the requirements of AS9100 revision C. In the first instance, please email your CV to cv@bournemouthemploymentladder.co.uk with a covering letter detailing exactly why you feel you have the right skills and experience for this exciting opportunity or visit our website www.bournemouthemploymentladder.co.uk for further information.

EXPERIENCED ADMINISTRATOR

We are looking for a highly motivated Administrator to join our new and expanding team. The person must be able to work on their own initiative, have an eye for detail and be looking to grow with us as a Company. Landlord to Landlord Sales, Sharon Canning sharon@landlordtolandlordsales.com

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We’re one of Bournemouth’s fastest growing insurance businesses and we are looking for... Great TELESALES Advisors! •5 weeks First Class Training •Starting salaries UP TO £17k dependant upon experience •REAL BONUS ACHIEVED BY ADVISORS £700 PER MONTH AVERAGE •29 days min paid ANNUAL holiday •Staff benefits schemes, e.g. bus/ train passes, PARKING, GYM •Progression to Elite and senior advisors within 6 months CALL US NOW FREE ON 0800 7810055 If you can’t call now, simply download an application form from our careers website and email it along with your CV to recruitment@ insure4retirement.co.uk

DENTAL NURSE/ RECEPTIONIST REQUIRED A full/part time Dental Nurse/Receptionist is required to work in a busy NHS/Private practice in Westbourne. Salary D.O.E If interested please email CV to: cdtdental@ hotmail.co.uk TEL: 01202 766010

EXPERIENCED PHP DEVEL0PER URGENTLY REQUIRED

Due to expansion, we have a fantastic opportunity for a PHP Web Developer to join our Bournemouth team. The successful candidate will need experience in building and maintaining web applications by programming in PHP, MsSQL, HTML and CSS, being able to demonstrate knowledge of good coding standards and practices. Please send your cv, previous work examples and hourly rates to: adam@tuckeradvertising.co.uk visit tuckeradvertising.co.uk

BOOKKEEPER

Quay Living are an independent rapidly expanding letting and sales agency based in Poole and require a full-time Bookkeeper. Invoicing / receipts, owners statements, VAT returns, payroll, bank recs, rent demands, targets and budgets. Must be extremely well organised, have high attention to detail and thrive in a busy environment! Sage 50 and advanced Excel experience essential, CFP packages an advantage. Please apply in writing with CV to helen.challis@ quayliving.co.uk

Estate Agent Branch Managers

This is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious and high-achieving estate agents who are currently branch managers, senior negotiators or partners and are now looking for a new challenge. You will need a proven track record of increasing revenue and profit and have the ambition and talent to generate your own register of stock and negotiate sales. It will be essential to demonstrate you have the skills and commitment to deliver an exceptional level of personal service to your clients. There are roles in three distinct geographical areas: Canford Cliffs, Southbourne and Mudeford/Christchurch. To apply, please send a CV and a letter explaining your interest in the role, to ameadows@ capitalandcoastal. co.uk All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. No agencies please.

Secretary/ Administrator

Providing day-to-day administrative support to our expanding team of estate agents this role demands a meticulous eye for detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks. The key duties include preparing client and direct marketing materials, diary and file management, supplier liaison & answering the telephone. Excellent computer skills are required, along with accurate grammar, and a self-motivated & positive attitude. Further information at www. capitalandcoastal.co.uk To apply, please send a CV and a letter explaining your interest in the role, to ameadows@ capitalandcoastal. co.uk All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. No agencies please. Capital and Coastal is a property boutique specialising in the sale of homes along the coast from Poole to Lymington. We are expanding and looking for experienced, knowledgeable and personable new team members.

Quality Engineer

Our client is a leading worldwide engineering company within the aerospace sector. They are currently seeking a Quality Engineer to join their team. You will have in-depth experience of quality / inspection engineering within the aerospace industry, with strong knowledge of AS9100 and 8D. Contact: 01202 530770 or carole@quantumrecruitment.co.uk

Fantastic opportunities for Health Care Assistants

Fantastic opportunity for experienced, reliable and enthusiastic Health Care Assistants to work within a small friendly team located in Bournemouth. The team care for elderly clients, some with Dementia, by caring for them either in their own homes or within one of our prestigious Nursing and Care Homes. Your role will be to care for the clients and make sure they receive a high quality of care and support at all times. To promote independence whilst supporting them with their everyday needs. The ideal candidate must have good communication skills, be very hands on with a calm and patient manner and work well within a team, but also able to work alone. A car driver is essential. In return you will be offered a good rate of pay with ongoing support and training. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a professional and friendly team where excellent care is considered a priority. If you feel you have all the qualities and skills that we are looking for please apply today! Any successful applicant will be subject to references and a full enhanced CRB disclosure. Contact Mike for more details and an application form on care@homecareangels. co.uk

Administrator

We are seeking an experienced ADMINISTRATOR to join our busy lettings office in Bournemouth, no lettings experience necessary! You will be providing essential support which will include general administration, answering the telephone, multitasking, organising repairs and maintenance for all our managed properties and a keen eye for attention to detail. Hours are Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm and one in three Saturdays 9.30am – 12.00 Noon. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. Please send us your CV by post at Northwood, 721 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, BH7 6AQ or alternatively by e-mail Northwood@ BournemouthUK.com

LOCUM CONVEYANCING EXECUTIVE

Letchers Solicitors are seeking a locum Domestic Conveyancing Executive this could either be a Solicitor, FILEX or suitably qualified Licensed Conveyancer to take on an existing caseload including quality transactions as from the 21st November based at the firm’s Ringwood Office. The assignment will depend upon a permanent appointment. The applicant will need to be computer literate and knowledge of either Mountain or Iris Law Business would be an advantage. CV’s to the Senior Partner, Michael G A Stocken, Letchers Solicitors, 24 Market Place, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1BS. Emails to michael. stocken@letchers.co.uk

LETTINGS MANAGER

Quay Living are an independent rapidly expanding letting agency based in Poole and require a Lettings Manager. Managing AST’s, corporate lettings and holidays Quay require someone with a proven track record in lettings and managing a team. Driving licence essential and ARLA qualified preferred. Must thrive in a busy environment with high attention to detail. Please apply in writing with CV to helen.challis@quayliving.co.uk

Full time Sales Consultant

£13,000 per annum + commission OTE £17,000 - £20,000 You will be responsible for driving sales and maximising customer conversions in our showrooms. You will be target driven who has a passion for driving revenue through providing excellent customer service. You will be given full product training to build on your existing sales and design skills and the opportunity to drive your personal sales. To apply email your CV to manager.christchurch@bathstore.com

Sales / Lettings Negotiator

Greys Estate Agents are currently looking to recruit a Sales / Lettings negotiator in their busy Parkstone branch. The candidate will ideally have previous experience in Lettings and will need excellent communication and administration skills and the ability to work in a pressured environment with the drive to maintain standards and create new business. If you are looking for a rewarding and progressive role within a highly respected independent Estate Agency, please contact Lloyd on 01202 749390 or llemon@ greysestateagents.co.uk

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