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NEwS The latest local news TOp pROpERTIES THE SafE HOUSE The most secure home in the world DIY TIpS Tips for the Winter months ahead wONDERwall Collections are cool again waVE 105 lEaSE ExTENSIONS SpaRE ROOmS Generate a bit of spending money aSk THE ExpERT Move on rentals TOp pROpERTIES aSk THE ExpERT Liz Lean HEalTH & bEaUTY Jackie Howchin COmpETITION Win Omid Djali tickets mOTORINg The latest motoring news INTERVIEw Daniel Craig aSk THE kIDS What’s going on at Buckholme Towers NEw YEaR fITNESS Spencer Cuckney RECRUITmENT The latest local jobs ClaSSIfIEDS

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Happy new year and welcome to 2012! 2011 was an interesting year in many ways, we went from Royal wedding to riots in the space of a few months and as is now usual, the property market was certainly anything but boring. We start the new year with lots of healthy tips for those of us (all of us!) that over indulged over the Christmas period from local fitness guru Spencer Cuckney on page 116. We've also got DIY tips, lease extension advise, and interview with Daniel Craig, the chance to win Omid Djali tickets and possibly, surely, the safest house in the world. On top of all that, we've the usual selection of properties to let and for sale from the finest local estate agents. Talking of which, if you're thinking of moving this year, have a good

flick through our pages and choose a couple of agents to call, they'll be happy to give you their thoughts on the market which will help your decision somewhat more than relying in the pages of the Mail. And if you are selling already and your house isn't in House, give your agent a nudge for us. We're adding a few more outlets to our list from January, so it should be even easier to pick up your fortnightly read. As always, we're always keen to hear from our readers, so do drop us a line... Until next time. Emma Harman Editor

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others, such as bluebells and snowdrops, will enjoy a shadier home. They also vary widely in height. The short ones, such as crocuses, are best near the front of a border or in a rock garden, while taller growing bulbs like lilies are probably better in the middle or back of the border. However, these rules can all be broken. Experiment in your own garden and don’t be afraid to dig the bulbs up after flowering and move them if necessary. There aren’t many problems to watch out for when growing bulbs, apart from checking that the bulbs are healthy to start with (don’t plant any that are soft or show signs of rot). Some protection from slugs and snails may be needed when they start into growth in the spring. Planting bulbs makes it easy to create lovely displays in your borders and containers and as they are some of the earliest flowering plants in the garden are a great way of brightening up the short days of spring. Bulbs are not expensive and are available in a wide range of colours and forms - from the dark purple frills of Tulip ‘Black Parrot’ to the elegant tall purple Allium ‘Ambassador’. Why not make a trip to your local garden center and pick up some bulbs now and get them planted before the weather turns really wintery. You won’t regret it! For more information, contact Janine Pattison Garden Design on 01202 426143 or visit www. janinepattison.com

aDaMs run For charity All the team here at Adams Lettings are on a mission to raise as much money as we can for the hard working and dedicated charity LEAF, in aid of Leukaemia. LEAF fundraises to help young people and adults living in Dorset and Hampshire, who are affected with a blood cancer who are receiving treatment or who have needs since being discharged from hospital, as well as supporting research into the condition. In addition to supporting

the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service, Adams Lettings are proud to be running the Longleat 10km cross country course on February 5th 2012 in aid of LEAF. Each runner needs to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100.00, so if you feel you would like to make a donation and help to support our local charity please contact Lucy on either 01202 520600 or info@adamslets.com. Thank you.

Previous Bournecoast MD still carrying the torch BOURNECOAST Property Agents are delighted to announce that Keith Simmons MBE looks set to carry the Olympic Torch next year. Keith Simmons MBE, the previous Managing Director of Bournecoast, was nominated by his son Des Simmons, the current Managing Director of Bournecoast, and has received a conditional offer to be a London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer. He was selected from tens of thousands of exceptional nominations by the 2012 Olympic Committee who now has to take a few important final steps before contacting the nominees to advise what they have to do. March next year is when the final names will be confirmed of those who will have their moment to shine carrying the Olympic Flame. Des said; “We are all so proud of Dad and his achievements and we can honestly say he is truly inspirational to us. This is not only based on his success as a business man, whilst coping with the day-to-day struggles of being hard of hearing, but also with his work on renovating the Bournemouth Deaf Centre and caring for others. His hard work helped the local deaf community

so much that it resulted in Dad being recognised as the Volunteer of the Year by the Mayor of Bournemouth in May 1996 and he was awarded an MBE in the 2000 New Years Honours list by the Queen. This was at the same time he made Bournecoast, the family business, such a local success ready to pass on to us, his three children. We are so thankful for all the hard work he put in during his 26 years of running the company and the legacy he has left us. He added, “Having now retired, Dad is sorely missed by us all at the company and the staff comment about the void he has left behind. It is his smile and sense of humour that makes him such a genuine and loved person by anyone he meets. We aim to continue his philosophy that being a good person and looking after people is the most important aspect of having a good life.” Bournecoast are the area’s leading Buy to Let specialists and recognise what makes a good investment when buying a property to rent out, be that for long or short term. Their friendly team can be contacted on 01202 437888 or visit www.bournecoast. co.uk.

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Chaddesley Glen close to beach and Harbour ø Private gated development of three houses ø 2 reception rooms & Study area ø 5 bedrooms ø Double garage

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3 reception rooms ø 5 double bedrooms ø level rear garden ø approximately 0.255 of an acre

Stunning sandbanks house ø Direct harbour frontage ø Private jetty and slipway ø Spacious accomodation ø Excellent condition

Guide £635,000

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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

Impressive 5 bedroom apartment in georgian style mansion development ø 24 hour porterage ø 5 bedrooms ø 2 reception rooms ø 4 balconies

Guide £650,000

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A spacious and beautifully appointed 2 bedroom 2 bath first floor apartment ø Gated development ø High spec ø Living/ dining room ø Kitchen/breakfast ø Garage

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

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LILLIPUT

£725,000

A delightful character 1930s detached home situated within Lilliput First School catchment. Retaining many original features the house offers spacious accommodation throughout. 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 4 Reception rooms | Good sized front and rear gardens | Double garage

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

LOWER PARKSTONE

£650,000

An extremely well presented detached property situated in a popular location. The property has been extended and provides spacious family accommodation. 4 Bedrooms | 3 Reception rooms | 2 Bathrooms | Large level south facing garden | Garage and off road parking

Canford 706888 | canfordcliffs@winkworth.co.uk Penn Hill Cliffs officeoffice | 01202| 01202 733000 | pennhill@winkworth.co.uk 135 Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Poole, BH14 9LY 11 Haven Road, Poole, BH13Parkstone, 7LE

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SOUTHBOURNE

£475,000

A spacious six bedroom detached residence situated in one of the most popular roads of Southbourne within a few yards of Southbourne cliff top. 6 Bedrooms | 2 Reception rooms | 3 bathrooms | Enclosed gardens | Off road parking | Tandem garage

Southbourne office | 01202 434365 | southbourne@winkworth.co.uk 29 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth, BH6 3QT

WESTCLIFF

£1,200,000

A truly unique detached residence situated directly on the popular Westcliff of Bournemouth offering generous accommodation in need of complete refurbishment. Approx. 1 Acre plot | 8 Bedrooms | 6 Reception rooms | 7 Bathrooms | Large South Facing Garden

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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Mudeford £995,000 A spacious modern home in a prime waterside location with spectacular views of Christchurch Harbour and Mudeford Quay. Three bedrooms | three bathrooms | kitchen/dining room | sitting room | garden room | utility room | roof terrace & south facing balcony with superb views | glass lift to all floors | two separate garages | off-street parking

On Poole Harbour £450,000 A fantastic opportunity to enjoy waterside living with this spacious ground floor marina apartment Two double bedrooms | two bathrooms | kitchen | large living room | entrance hall | sun terrace and garden on water’s edge | garage | parking bay | 11m berth

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The best of coastal living

On Poole Harbour £1,895,000 A substantial detached character house with expansive views of the Harbour and a wonderful garden running down to the water’s edge. Four double bedrooms (two suites) | four bathrooms | kitchen/dining room | sitting room | garden room | sun room | utility room | two balconies | beautiful garden | garaging for four vehicles | extensive parking | private slipway and jetty

Boscombe Spa £185,000 An immaculately presented ground floor apartment overlooking the promenade and beach at Boscombe. Double bedroom | bathroom | living room leading to kitchen | large private terrace | parking space | 24 hour concierge | gym | NHBC warranty | offers good buy to let opportunity with rental income of c. £850pcm

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DREAM HOME MUDEFORD Located on the water’s edge of Christchurch Harbour this beautifully conceived new home offers complete luxury in a breathtaking location. Set within a private gated development, this is both a perfect permanent family home and the ultimate weekend holiday retreat. It has been brilliantly designed and engineered to capture every aspect of waterfront living with all principal reception rooms and bedrooms having spectacular views out over the Harbour. The fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality, with many materials having been sourced locally. The 5,777 sq ft of accommodation includes four bedroom suites, a superb open plan living and dining area, and a hand crafted kitchen. The ground floor features a leisure complex with a wonderful indoor swimming pool providing direct access onto the gardens and terrace, a jacuzzi, gym and changing room. To enjoy the 180 degree views there is a superb circular roof terrace with its own outdoor kitchen - the perfect spot for entertaining. Throughout, this house offers the very latest in home automation technology as there is a fully integrated system to control lighting, heating, curtain and blinds, ventilation and audio and visual entertainment, with the option for remote operation. There is garaging for four cars, lovely terraces, landscaped gardens, a pontoon and moorings.

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Canford Cliffs A charming 1920’s 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, pantry, utility room, 4 bedrooms, en-suite and family bathroom, double garage, gas fired central heating and southerly facing gardens. £929,950

Branksome Park A well presented apartment within this exclusive and sought after cliff top development. The apartment benefits from sweeping views over Poole Bay encompassing Hengistbury Head and the Isle of Wight. Reception hall, lounge/ diner, enclosed balcony, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, en-suite and family bathroom, garage, beach hut, communal grounds with private path leading down to promenade and beach. £945,000

‘Interlinking with over 600 offices nationally” Associated Park lane office 020 7079 1535

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A spacious second floor apartment enjoying a southerly aspect within level access of Westbourne shopping centre. Entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom, double garage, balcony.

A stunning detached house ideally situated for the beach and shopping centre. Reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, utility room, master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in wardrobe, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, double length garage and southerly facing garden.

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A first floor apartment within level access of the village and paths leading to the beach. Sitting room, kitchen, 3 beds, en-suite and bath, balcony, double glazing and gas fired central heating.

A bungalow enjoying views over Parkstone Golf Course. Reception hall, sitting room, dining room/ bed 4, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, 3 beds all en-suite, double garage.

A top floor apartment within half a mile of the beach. Open plan living area, kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite and walkin wardrobe, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom, garage.

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01202 544500 youhome.co.uk Talbot Woods

Seamless blend of charm with contemporary comfort and technology • Elevated and secluded position • Modernised to exacting standards • Four bedrooms, two en suite • Contemporary rear aspect lounge • Lounge with part vaulted glass ceiling

• Open plan contemporary kitchen and dining area • Study with bay windows, utility room • Private and secluded, landscaped garden • View to appreciate, vendors suited • Floor area approx. 1737 sq. ft.

Asking Price £585,000

Bournemouth and Poole Office 101 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1EP 01202 544500 info@youhome.co.uk


01202 544500 youhome.co.uk Bournemouth

Character apartment with sea glimpses in Bournemouth’s premier development • Iconic mansion style development • Restored by current owners and retaining much charm • Two/three reception rooms, three balconies • Dining room with access to balcony • Large reception hall

• Three/four bedrooms, two bathrooms • Kitchen with Juliet balcony, utility room • 24 hour porterage, communal library • Private parking, share of freehold • Floor area 1652 approx. sq. ft.

Asking Price £425,000 Our YO U home website, house price data and local area knowledge deliver outstanding results whether you sell, buy, let or rent. ®


01202 544500 youhome.co.uk Tuckton

Bespoke executive home constructed to a high specification • Early viewing essential, 3 years old • Within an exclusive cul - de - sac • 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Dual aspect lounge/dining room • Contemporary kitchen/ breakfast room

• Utility room, study • Detached double garage • Gardens enjoying a westerly aspect • Vendors suited • Floor area approx. 1611 sq. ft.

Asking Price £499,950

Bournemouth and Poole Office 101 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1EP 01202 544500 info@youhome.co.uk


01202 544500 youhome.co.uk Littledown

Detached family home in one of Littledown’s premier tree lined avenues • Three bedrooms, family bathroom • Entrance porch, entrance hallway • Lounge, dining room, conservatory • Kitchen / breakfast room • Downstairs cloakroom

• Large south facing garden • Elevated sun patio area • Private parking, double garage • Very good decoration • Floor area approx. 1626 sq. ft.

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FERNDOWN - £1,000,000

THROOP - £450,000

PENN HILL AVENUE - £775,000

This delightful 1930’s 4 bedroom home sits on a plot of approximately 0.33 of an acre with uninterrupted views over the 18th Fairway of Ferndown’s Championship Golf Course. Features include farmhouse style kitchen and utility, 3 reception rooms, en-suite and balcony to master, beautifully laid gardens, and a double garage. Call Hearnes on 01202 890890 for brochure

A cosy country cottage home might be in your thoughts on these cold winter days. It could be you enjoying the warmth of the woodburner in the inglenook fireplace of this super home. A much improved former millworker’s cottage in popular Throop village, this house is equally great in the summer, thanks to the heated pool in the very sunny garden.

This substantial detached Edwardian family home The house benefits from two large reception rooms, a really good sized modern kitchen/breakfast room, five bedrooms and two bathrooms, with one being an en suite. There is the added benefit of basement storage, which is under the whole of the ground floor. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the accommodation on offer.

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CORFE MULLEN £192,500

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Custom Made Furniture A Customers Experience We were first introduced to Custom Made ironically as a result of our 1979 VW Camper which was restored in 2008 and which needed built in furniture. Neill was recommended to us, as he used to produce camper furniture. We delivered ‘Bluebell’ for her measure up and as this was our first visit to the Poole showroom we wandered around looking at the various displays. We were immediately impressed with the quality and finish of what we saw and the modern contemporary feel. Later in 2008 we moved house and following a major rebuild we invited a number of companies to tender for wardrobes in two bedrooms, a bespoke study and units in the playroom to provide storage for the kids toys, the Plasma TV, home cinema and drawers etc for DVD storage. It was important to us that we had a fitted solution for the playroom in order to make sure we had some sort of cable management built in. We involved Neill part way through the house build process when it was still very much a building site as we did with the other companies, but found that either other companies modular furniture could not be adapted to give us what we wanted or that certain companies tried to tell us what we wanted because ‘that’s what they were doing for everyone’. Neill was easy to work with, he listened and took our ideas on board and came up with good ideas of his own. We looked to push the boundaries and come up with something a little bit different to the everyday run of the mill and more importantly he never told us what we wanted! As an additional requirement we also have a disabled child and Neill came up with some good ideas for soft opening and closing in order to allow her easy access to the cupboards and drawers. The furniture was produced at the workshop next to the Poole showroom and in order to make sure that we were fully satisfied with everything we went to see the more complex displays ‘in situ’ which was extremely helpful as we were able to make last minute ‘tweaks’ in order to prevent any issues during the onsite installation. Again changes were done without fuss and nothing was too much trouble there also wasn’t the awkward ‘we can do that change but unfortunately it will cost you extra’ conversation. The fitting which took place was a week long process and met all our expectations. Their fitter is very professional and makes sure that all aspects of the installation are done without compromise. The end panels on the wardrobes fit snug to the walls and were cut around the cornice in each of the rooms to the point where you cannot tell whether the cornice was fitted before or after the wardrobes and no silicone was used in any part of the process to finish off

any gaps because there weren’t any! Almost two years on we decided to have the two remaining bedrooms fitted with wardrobes and additional units fitted in the lounge. We didn’t even consider going anywhere else and called Neill. He again worked with us to deliver the same level of quality we have come to expect. We are delighted with all the furniture as you can see and can’t recommend Neill and his team at Custom Made Furniture highly enough. Your requirements will be done to the highest standards and you will not be disappointed. Mr & Mrs Attisha


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Architects claim to have designed and built the world's safest house - a luxury home that at the touch of a button becomes an impregnable cubeshaped fortress. The remarkable building is the work of leading Polish architects KWK Promes and is attracting attention all round the globe. Appropriately called "The Safe House", it features a series of moving walls and shutters that close to cover every door and window in the building. At the touch of a few buttons the house turns into an impregnable concrete cube. Once in lockdown it is only approachable by a drawbridge, which itself can be raised. The house, just outside Warsaw, was built at an undisclosed cost for a private individual. As well as top notch security it also boasts 5* luxury boasting its own swimming pool. One of the huge 40ft by 25 foot protective shutters, which lowers to the cover the front of the house, can even be converted into a movie screen. When in 'open' mode, the concrete slabs and metal shutter either swing or slide out to reveal windows and doorways. Writing on its website about the property, KWK Promes said: "The most essential item for our clients was acquiring the feeling of maximum security in their future home."

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Clearwater are pleased to invite you to our show home weekend at Oak Hill – Ashley Cross. This is a new development of 2 and 3 bedroom luxuriously finished new build apartments, in a contemporary building, which takes it’s architectural inspiration from the Art Deco period. All apartments benefit from high quality contemporary bathrooms and kitchen, en-suite to master, large South West facing balconies or terraces, some with garden area. Each apartment also has 1 or 2 underground car parking spaces and a cycle store. The last remaining top floor apartment also benefits from distant harbour views. Oak Hill is located just minutes away from ever popular and bustling Ashley Cross with its thriving night life and café bar culture. For more information or to arrange a private viewing please contact Clearwater on 01202 738338 or visit www.clearwater.co

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FERNDOWN £685,000

Superb four bedroom detached chalet style property on a plot of approx ½ an acre in this prestigious setting close to Ferndown’s Championship Golf Course. A spacious reception hall leads to an outstanding lounge/dining room, contemporary re-fitted kitchen/breakfast room, large study and utility area. Two double bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor with the master bedroom with en-suite and balcony, bedroom four and family bathroom on the first floor. Outside there is a carriage driveway, double and single garaging and beautiful, private gardens. Benefits include pressurised hot water system, gas central heating and extensive parking. Ring 01202 890890

FERNDOWN £420,000 SOLE AGENT

Positioned within a mile of Ferndown Town Centre situated in sought after cul-de-sac is this well presented bungalow comprising lounge/diner, fitted kitchen/breakfast room with utility room, three bedrooms, the master with large en-suite four piece bathroom incorporating a Jacuzzi style bath and bedroom three opening into a lovely conservatory. Outside the garden has a private wooded outlook and various paved patio areas, a sweeping driveway with parking and turning leading to the integral double garage. Ring 01202 890890

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A delightful three double bedroom detached bungalow on a private westerly plot offering enormous potential to extend into the large loft space (subject to planning permission). Benefits include a modern white fitted kitchen/breakfast room and a dual aspect sitting room, both of which overlook the private, rear garden and family bathroom. There is a long driveway which provides parking for four vehicles. The property is approximately half a mile from Ferndown Town Centre. Ring 01202 890890

FERNDOWN £475,000

Superbly presented family home set on a private plot approaching ¼ acre within Ferndown’s premier road. Five double bedrooms positioned over two floors, the master having dressing area and luxury four piece en-suite bathroom. Bedroom two has en-suite facilities and there is a further first floor shower room and four piece ground floor family bathroom. Three ground floor reception rooms, two of them being part of a stunning open plan contemporary style kitchen/dining/day room. Further benefits include gated driveway with ample parking, private gardens and secluded courtyard to the rear, gas central heating and UPVC double glazing. Ring 01202 890890

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A wonderful, extended three double bedroom semi-detached character cottage located in the tranquil Saxon Village of Holdenhurst. This lovely home has been sympathetically improved and extended featuring a large, modern fitted kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility room and cloakroom with two cosy reception rooms. The extension has created a large third double bedroom upstairs with Juliet balcony and versatile play areas. Further features include gas central heating, double glazing and off road parking for three/four vehicles. The gardens face south west to the rear and there is a large side garden. Ring 01202 890890

FERNDOWN £325,000 SOLE AGENT

A delightful and unique detached character part-cob cottage which has been extended to incorporated a really useful ancillary addition in the form of a one bedroom self-contained annexe with large lounge, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. This character property has retained many character features including beamed ceilings, latch doors and fireplaces and is within 100 metres of protected heathland. There are two separate private cottage style gardens which are lovely and private with plenty of off road parking and a garage. Ring 01202 890890

FERNDOWN £235,000 SOLE AGENT

A beautifully presented three bedroom terrace home in a very quiet cul-de-sac on the popular Camellias development constructed approximately 7 years ago. Impeccably maintained and decorated with the master bedroom having en-suite shower room. The kitchen is fitted in a modern cherry wood style range of units, lounge/diner and ground floor cloakroom. Further benefits include gas central heating, double glazing and residue of 10 year NHBC guarantee and parking space.. Ring 01202 890890

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BOURNEMOUTH 327 Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth Dorset, BH12 5BU

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BRANKSOME

£225,000

A spacious two double bedroom detached bungalow situated in Branksome close to the amenities of both Westbourne and Ashley Road. The property has been modernised by the present owner and now offers well presented accommodation and south facing rear garden, garage, car port and off road parking. BAB2631

KNIGHTON HEATH

£219,950

A well appointed and immaculately presented three story townhouse with an outlook to landscaped open space. The property has lounge, conservatory, three bedrooms, fitted kitchen, family bathroom, en suite to master, off road parking and garden. BAB2476

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

SALES & LETTINGS

LITTLEDOWN

£439,950

We are delighted to offer for sale a superior 5 x bedroom detached family home situated in the favoured Littledown area of Bournemouth. The accommodation includes, modern refurbished kitchen, extended lounge/dining room, sep sitting room, luxury family bathroom, en suite shower room, garage and garden. BAB2648

WALLISDOWN

£224,950

A superb 2/3 bedroom detached bungalow improved to a very high standard throughout and conveniently located close to central Wallisdown with ease of access to local shops, supermarkets and bus routes. The property has lounge, conservatory, fitted kitchen, shower room and wc, garage and garden. BAB2462

HAMWORTHY

Tel: 01202 668800

£139,950

A 2 double bed GFF within a 10 minute walk from Poole Quay & 5 minutes from the sea at Hamworthy Park. UPVC D/G throughout, GCH, and with the benefit of ORP and own rear garden, must be seen. BAH 1088

HAMWORTHY

£214,950

Immaculate modern two bedroom semi detached bungalow backing onto Cobbs Quay Boatyard and marina. UPVC double glazing, gas heating, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, front and rear garden, garage and ample parking. Viewing essential to appreciate the exceptional interior. BAH1106

HAMWORTHY

£174,950

Extended three bedroom semi detached house situated in a cul de sac location close to Cobbs Quay requiring modernisation. Living room, extended kitchen/diner, bathroom, separate wc, garage and garden. BAH1076

HAMWORTHY

£164,950

A very well presented two double bedroom end of terrace house situated in a cul de sac location one Harbourside development in Hamworthy, also benefiting from having a conservatory, lounge, bathroom, garden and is offered with no further chain. BAH1093

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Going away over Christmas and New Year, or any time during winter, can cause problems with your home’s plumbing and central-heating system, so take precautions. – To help to prevent frozen pipes, set your boiler’s timer (if it has one) so the heating comes on a couple of times a day when you’re away, even if it’s only for a short period. Some boilers have holiday modes that do this for you. – Alternatively, empty your home’s water system, which is a good idea if you’re going away for a long period. Shut off the water supply at the stopcock and drain the pipes by turning on the cold taps until the water stops running (if there’s no water in them, it can’t freeze). You should also flush the toilet several times to empty the coldwater storage tank. – Locate and label your home’s main stopcock. This will be on the incoming water supply (rising main) and is often under the kitchen sink. – The stopcock can corrode over time, so check it’s working properly by turning it from fully open to fully closed and back again a couple of times. Leave it half a turn from fully open (unless you’re shutting off the water). – Make sure all your home’s pipes and waterstorage tanks are insulated, especially if they’re in the loft (which should be insulated anyway). This will help to stop them from freezing, as well as saving energy. If you can bear the draught, open the loft hatch to warm up the loft in cold weather.

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LOWER PARKSTONE

£299,950

A two double bedroom, two bathroom ground floor luxury apartment in the heart of lower parkstone. Just a few minutes from Ashley Cross village and Parkstone’s train station. Good sized accommodation, ensuite to master bedroom, luxury open plan kitchen/lounge/diner, sun terrace, contemporary bathroom suites, ample storage, & off road parking space. Shared freehold

ASHLEY CROSS

£389,950

FAVOURED CATCHMENT

£349,950

A beautiful 3 bedroom 2 reception detached house with bespoke features. Presented in exceptional order throughout and will suit buyers looking to move straight in. Beautifully designed, kitchen/breakfast room, luxury tiled bath and shower suites, recently landscaped gardens, carport/garage. Courthill and Baden Powell school catchment. Must see!

GARDEN FLAT IN BH14

£164,950

Luxury brand new 3 bedroom contemporary penthouse located in a quiet road close to Poole and within walking distance of Ashley Cross. Luxury kitchen/ diner, 19’4 x 13’9 lounge, views of the Purbecks from terrace, underground parking, wrap round terraces accessed from the lounge, kitchen/diner and bedroom. No forward chain.

A character two bedroom freehold ground floor converted apartment with the benefit of a private garden area. Situated in a prestigious location. Freehold, modern kitchen and bathroom, gas fired central heating, private front garden, 18’3 x 12’2 lounge/diner, off road parking for one car. Vacant possession offered, no chain.

CHARACTER HOME

PENN HILL

£259,950

A well presented 3 double bedroom detached house located within easy reach of Ashley Cross within the favoured school catchment area. Benefitting from a southerly garden, off road parking with car port, downstairs cloakroom, luxury modern bathroom with underfloor heating.

01202 778855

COY POND GARDENS

£164,950

A well presented 2 bedroom top /2nd floor apartment located adjacent to the Coy Pond gardens and Bourne stream. Modern kitchen and bathroom, allocated parking space, UPVC surround double glazing, gas fired central heating. First time buyers remember you are eligible for stamp duty relief under £250,000 until 24th March 2012.

LILLIPUT

£575,000

Extensively modernised and individually designed 5 or 6 bedroom detached dwelling set in a quiet cul de sac close to Whitecliff park. 31’11 contemporary living area, 25’6 kitchen /dining room, integral garage, utility room, reception hallway, living area with vaulted ceiling, unique design, popular location. No forward chain. Far reaching views.

£425,000

A beautifully presented 3 bedroom 2 reception room character house situated a short distance of the amenities of Penn Hill village. Detached garage with additional off road parking, mature landscaped gardens, large conservatory/ family room, gas central heating, double glazing, well presented throughout, sought after location.

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— Collections are cool again as we crave personality in our homes. We unveil some wonderful ways to transform walls by displaying those treasured possessions, from books and paintings to memorabilia.


When it comes to personalising our homes, we can quite literally hit a brick wall. So what a relief to find the equivalent of a 'wall therapist' filled with wisdom and inspirational ideas. "A lot of people are daunted by that blank canvas before them, but by following a few guidelines, taking time and and having a little patience, you can create wonderful walls," says Geraldine James soothingly. The home buyer for Selfridges has so often been asked for her advice on what to hang where that she's produced her own guide, Creative Walls, which is packed with tips and illustrations of her favourite walls. It's been a labour of love for the inveterate collector of quirky items and art, who enthuses: "It may seem strange to get so excited about walls, but I do. "For me, a wall is a great big opportunity. I can't wait to get 'painting'. And my 'paints' are virtually anything I can find, hang, or lean against that wall. "It could be photographs, art, ceramics, carvings, obscure curios discovered in bottom drawers, gorgeous objects unearthed in unlikely flea markets." James reveals how walls can be havens of self-expression with brilliant examples of elegantly decorated structures, through to a host of whacky walls hung with animal skulls and antlers, framed collections of theatre tickets, or papered with photos or magazine cuttings in a mural style. "Amazing effects can be achieved without spending vast amounts of money or employing a team of interior designers," she says. The expense of redecoration or renovation may not always be necessary, she says, which is cheering for those of us on a budget. Instead, she advises taking another perspective on faded wallpaper or layers of chipped paint and viewing them instead as charming effects revealing glimpses into centuries of decoration. "Even fresh plaster - drying at different speeds to leave a rich patina of pinks - has a warm, lustrous appeal that a flat, white, painted wall can never match. Cold minimalism has its place - but not at my place!" says James. "I don't believe in arbiters of taste," she adds firmly. "Of course, in everyday life we're surrounded by people telling us how to dress or style our homes, but if we all follow the advice of so-called experts, the world will be a very dull place. "What's key is creating walls that reflect you and your personality." Follow James's suggestions and wake up to the wonder of walls...

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"It's always tempting to go for the safe, predictable option when decorating our homes, even though it's so easy to create fascinating displays with the simplest of objects, provided you put them together in a clever way," James says. "Instead, trust your instincts, be open minded and look for objects that really appeal to you. You have to be confident enough to say, 'This is what I believe in, this is what I like, this is

my soul exposed'." When buying items for a home, try to visualise what they'll look like in the intended location, and check their scale will suit the space. Take measurements with you if you can, so you can check before buying. Work the wall: Experiment with simple but unusual shaped objects; driftwood, artefacts found on holiday or simply everyday objects displayed in an unusual way. You could even paint a verse or saying on a wall. If your artistic skills are basic there are specialist companies such as Wallpaper Murals (www.wallpapermurals.co.uk) or you could commission a graffiti artist at Graffiti Kings (www.graffitikings.co.uk).

Display of passion "If you have a passion, indulge it," James continues. "Show off what you like whether it's taxidermy, china plates or vintage iron shop signs. "They'll bring a wall alive, give a home personality and be a talking point." And remember collections can be changed, which will keep rooms looking fresh. Work the wall: Try to theme a collection in colour or shape to give it cohesion. Jewellery can be easily accessible and also an eye-catching display if you line an old frame with felt and pin your pieces to it. Or make your own work of art by creating a collage of theatre or concert tickets and framing it. If you want to give items a special focus, consider placing each in a seethrough acrylic box to make a display 'pyramid'.

14 In 1 Black Collage Picture Frame £68 from www.redcandy.co.uk

Store has stacking acrylic boxes, £10 each, www.aplaceforeverything.co.uk. To find markets - great sources for collectors, visit sites such as www.information-britain. co.uk. Or kick off a collection with Marks & Spencer's Butterfly Frame Wall Art, £25 (www. marksandspencer.com).

you've been frameD Old photos can linger unseen and neglected in albums, because when grouped together for display, they appear unsuitable with their varying colour and quality, says James. "But imagine them converted to black and white, cropped and enlarged," she suggests. "It doesn't matter if the image becomes grainy, as that adds to the beauty. "Have some framed professionally or put them in old frames from a charity shop - it's the mix that makes it special." Work the wall: When hanging a group of pictures, first lay them on the floor and move them around to get the right combination (photograph them to remember their order). If you have a small room and want to make it look bigger, hang pictures opposite a picture to create a magical illusion. It represents layers of images, making the room appear larger, and creates excitement. Show off 24 family photos in a Memories Frame, £150, from The White Company (www. thewhitecompany.co.uk). Or alternatively, use a Multi-Photo Frame, from £80, which can take

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up to 28 photos, from Graham & Green (www. grahamandgreen.co.uk).

Don'T geT hung up "Simply leaning pictures and art work against walls is easy, flexible and a modern approach," says James. "It can look smart or casual, depending on how you place your pieces, but it generally appears less formal than hanging art." Adopt a common theme, she advises. For example, black and white or all wood for the frames, which will help create a unified look and also allows the display to be easily interchangeable. "You can create really lovely overlapping effects, where certain parts of the picture are obscured," she says. "Play with groupings of landscapes and portraits. In fact, play is the word to use when working with this style of art display." Work the wall: Large framed map prints by Bold & Noble, £150 each, from John Lewis, would lend themselves to being displayed leant against a wall or grouped on a floating shelf. Build up a collection of original art by visiting art fairs held throughout the country and looking out for exhibitions at local arts colleges. Visit sites such as www.ukartshows.co.uk for shows near you.

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Creative Walls by Geraldine James is published by Cico Books is available to House readers at the special offer price of £17.99, including p&p (RRP £19.99) by calling 01256 302 699 and quoting GLR6DX. For more information, visit www.cicobooks.co.uk

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This truly individual period cottage. With four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, large garden and outbuildings the cottage is ideally located in the Blackmore Vale on the South Somerset and Dorset border, in the quiet village of Henstridge. The village lies near the heart of an area of considerable natural beauty renowned for producing fine foods, and has an old church, pubs, restaurants, shop and post office. DIMEnSIOnS

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Available to let is this two bed apt on Boscombe Cliff Road. Property comprises of 2 dbl beds, ensuite & bathroom, modern kitchen, garage with pkg for 2 cars, basement storage area, communal gardens with sea views. Close proximity to the beach. Available Dec 2011 furnished

Available to let is this delightful 2 dbl bedroom g.f.apt. The property comprises of a lounge / diner, sep kitchen with appliances, 2 dbl bedrooms & bathroom with a shower over the bath. Further benefits inc allocated pkg, communal garden & is offered either furnished or unfurnished.

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Happy New Year to all you lovely House readers! I know the festive season probably feels like distant history but, as this is my first opportunity in 2012 to wish you a healthy, happy year ahead, we’ll stretch it out just that little bit longer. Last year was a big one in many ways; a revolution in Egypt, major earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand, a Royal Wedding, Bin Laden and Gaddafi were killed, rioting in England, we lost Steve Jobs to cancer, and Amy Winehouse became the latest member of the ‘27 club’. This column has enabled me to share some of the great things to have happened here in our own home patch in 2011 – all signs of a region full of energy and ambition. Long may it continue into 2012 and a big thank you goes to House for the opportunity to spread the word. We’ll all be full of fresh intentions, as we are every January, to be fitter, healthier, more focused, blah blah blah, but it is a good time to regroup and think clearly about what we want from this year. I’m a great believer in setting your sights on something and aiming towards it. Personally, I am aiming to be more disciplined in 2012. I’d like to be firmly fixed on ticking off boxes and finding the time and will power to get the niggling jobs done before they become a stress. Small examples include: sourcing a new piano teacher, getting pictures on the Liz Lean PR office walls, and, yes I know it’s been said here many times before, but I really need to get fit! That’s the big one for me. You never know, 2012 could be my transformational year? One Bournemouth hotel is trying to help. The Green House Hotel has set its own new year’s resolution to host more ‘green’ events and as a result, a series is to be held on the first Thursday of every month. The first one is right up my street (especially as it includes a glass of wine) with a talk from a chap called Jango who has been in the fitness industry for five years and is tipped as the ‘south coast’s rising fat loss expert’. The title for his talk is ‘how to become unstoppable at achieving a great body’. The fact that he claims he can help put an end to chocolate cravings for good is enough to get me there - I could be his biggest challenge yet, in fact I think he’d need to be a wizard or a witch doctor! But I’m keen to check it out, and yes I’ll remind myself I have to be self-disciplined. Whilst I recognise that being more physically active beyond my once a month personal training session (yes, I’m that rubbish) is the only way forward - and I’m hoping that walking an energetic new puppy will help - I do love to drive. From owning a car as a student that was such a horror story I named it ‘Christine’ after the film, driving a reliable car nowadays continues to feel a daily privilege. I currently drive a blue VW Beetle convertible, which is great fun and I hear a new model is being released this Spring which should give the range a refresh. Working with Breeze Volkswagen we get to see all their new ‘toys’ as they’re launched and they’re most excited about the brand new addition to the range coming out in March, simply called ‘Up!’ My ‘blatant plug of the month’ goes to Up! which is VW’s smallest vehicle to date. Top Gear recently awarded it their ‘Small Car of the Year’ before it has even launched. The show claims the car “is the cleverest small car around today” so we’re hoping it bodes well for Breeze this Spring. The Volkswagen PR department has had some fun with it too – proving it is surprisingly spacious, they managed to squeeze 15 girls and one man from their own team into the interior spaces of the Up! With the boot lid, windows and doors all shut, two people sat in the boot, one on the dashboard, seven on the rear seat, and two in the footwells. It doesn’t sound comfortable but it’s all in the line of duty in this business and well done to their team for being game. I know they say January brings the blues, but we’re all looking forward to a fantastic year ahead – let’s think ‘Up!’ ‘Til next time….. Liz

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ROAD TEST - NISSAN MICRA by Nick Fletcher

The latest news on all things motoring

NEW CAR BRAND FOR UK The Chinese manufacturer Geely is about to enter the UK’s new car market and the first models will arrive at the end of 2012. Geely International Corporation has reached agreement with the UK’s Manganese Bronze Holdings to become their distributor for the United Kingdom for the sale of new Geely cars, the supply of parts, to establish a dealer network and to provide an after-sales service. The UK distributor operation will be known as Geely Auto UK. MBH and Geely are already partners in building the iconic London black cabs with production for the UK market taking place in Coventry by The London Taxi Company, a division of MBH, and for world markets vehicles are produced in China by Geely. John Russell, Chief Executive Officer of MBH said, “We are all aware of the success that the Korean brands, Kia and Hyundai have had in the UK and we can work with Geely to achieve similar success in the future”. Matthew Cheyne, Market Development Director

of Geely Auto UK, is heading up the team responsible for the sales, marketing, dealer development and distribution of Geely vehicles in the UK. He said, “We are starting with a clean sheet of paper with the distribution of Geely passenger cars into the UK, the first major Western European country to receive them. We will start by importing the Geely Emgrand EC7, C/D segment sized four door saloons and five door hatchbacks, initially with 1.5 and 1.8 litre petrol engine options. "But Geely has a comprehensive range of models well suited to European requirements. We will be aiming to widen our range just as quickly as possible, probably at least a new model range every year for the next four to five years. “Geely cars are already suitable for Europe. They are all well equipped products but at affordable prices and will carry a five-year, 100,000 mile warranty”. Cheyne added “The first Emgrand EC7 models to arrive are likely to have a range starting price of approximately £10,000."

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Latest figures just released by the Society Of Motor Manufacturers And Traders show Mercedes-Benz Cars has registered 76,570 new cars, up 10 per cent on 2010’s results. In an overall UK car market that fell some 4.5 per cent, Mercedes-Benz also recorded its bestever November, with 6033 cars registered, up 10.7 per cent on the same month last year. This gave Mercedes-Benz Cars a market share of 4.5 per cent – another best-ever performance. Six model ranges have recorded significant double-digit growth in 2011, with C-Class Estate, the SLK-Class Roadster, E-Class Cabriolet, CLSClass four-door Coupé, GL-Class luxury offroader and the R-Class luxury family vehicle all

reporting at least 40 per cent improvements this year compared with the first 11 months of 2010. The new generation C-Class Saloon is 12 per cent up on 2010, with 18,797 registrations, and the C-Class Estate improved 61.8 per cent to 6832 new cars. Fleet and business buyers have increased this year too, with the figure showing that 32,198 new cars have been registered in that sector, an increase of 39.2 per cent.

Nissan’s Micra has been a stalwart of the supermini sector for many years, popular with driving schools, and private buyers young and old. Well built, reliable and with bdecent equipment levels, the Micra ticks many boxes. In recent years the visual styling has been developed to give the Micra a cooler street image, and it has been very successful – and my recent test model, the Micra Tekna proves the point, writes Nick Fletcher. Standard features include an integrated entertainment and information package which includes touch-screen sat-nav, Bluetooth for mobile phone and audio-streaming, AUX-in and USB slots. That gives this Micra plenty of younger-buyer appeal and gibes it an edge of some of its rivals. And there is even more standard kit – alloys, super-charger, parking slot-measurer (yes!), plus rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control, auto headlamps and wipers, drive computer, glass sunroof, remote locking, power front winmdows and door mirrors, adjustable steering and more. It’s a great package for the money when you analyse just what is on offer. This Tekna 1.2 petrol DIG-S costs £13,650 and also includes engine stop-start and lower-friction engineering to reduce emissions. So you get a combined fuel figure of 65.7 mpg, top speed of 112 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 11.3 seconds, respectable given the impressive economy. Micra styling is love-it-or-hate-it – to some its squat stance and high-up headlamps add charisma while others feel it appears a tad old fashioned. Personally, I like its looks, and I certainly like the way it drives. The 1.2 litre engine is perkly and quiet, the manual gearbox very precise, the steering well-weighted for excellent road feel, and the ride quality is very good. It’s hard to sensibly criticise in overall driving terms. The cabin is well-thought-out, with all but the door-mirror adjuster switch easily reached. To find the mirror switch, you need a torch – its so hidden under the steering wheel and facia it is invisible from the drivers seat. Seating is comfortable, with good support, the rear occupants get adequate space and the tailgate opens to reveal decent room for the family shopping. Overall, the Micra has a nimble driving feel, handles with agility and is about as userfriendly as you can get in its class.


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GIRLS WITH LADDERS HAS COME TO TOWN… TRUST THE GIRLS TO GET IT RIGHT! With Christmas done and dusted, now all that’s left is to sit back, look around and consider what changes to make in the home before spring!… and more importantly, find the help you need to get it right! For most of us, the daunting task of what sofa to buy, where to put it, and what colour to go with it, is just too much to bear, but thankfully Lisa, and her team are here to walk you through it.. Girls with ladders is the new all-girl crew that can solve any problem in the home, taking care of decorating, refurbishment, even cleaning, gardening, electrical, and leaking pipes… bringing a women’s touch to every job. Each and every of one of Lisa’s girlie crew comes with a variety of qualifications, trades and a wealth of experience. What’s more, this service comes with design assistance as a matter of course, from Interior designer, property developer & entrepreneur Lisa Gershinson, owner of KCJ Interiors, specialising in residential and commercial interior design. Lisa studied business in Mayfair and despite receiving

a distinction, realized her calling was more suited to her flair for design, she then studied interior design, wood graining, marbling, restoration, & paint effects. Having carried out several hotel projects, homes & show homes, and still not content, she realized girls with ladders was the way forward and so the idea was born! “Women in business is such a current topic right now! And we live in a society where many young, single and elderly people feel safer with a woman in their home… with Johnsons young painter of the year crowned by a girl in 2010, and X Factor winners Little Mix crowned only a week ago, there’s proof that now is the time to let the girls get it right! Lisa recently re-located to sandbanks, having made a success of this concept in London, and wants to get the word out locally that you can trust a girl to get it right! Take advantage now of our amazing 20% off services offer for any work booked before 29th February and earn yourself a super girlie gift for any referrals too!!

Review Christmas Party 2011 ‘twas the season, and one of the South’s leading PR agencies, Darren Northeast PR, showed us all how to REALLY get around Bournemouth to create a Christmas Super-Party! They have kindly shared their experiences from their 16th December bash. Kicking off proceedings at one of their regional offices in Dean Park, the team cracked open the first of several bottles of bubbly before hopping in a cab to their pre-dinner cocktails at the stylish 1812 Bar on Exeter Road. Their award winning bartenders poured a cascade of martinis, a festively-named Gingerbread Man, and this reviewer’s favourite – the Space Gin Smash. Feeling very merry, the DNPR team made their way to the Highcliff Marriott on Bournemouth’s West Cliff to get their official Christmas Party underway. The scene was truly festive with bright baubles and elegant trees gracing the hotel. Upon arrival, the team were served aperitifs and made their way through to the hotel’s Dorchester and Bryanston Suite which were both seasonally adorned and created the perfect setting for a Christmas Dinner. The food was generous in servings, with a feast of smoked salmon, sweet pumpkin soup and a traditional Roast Turkey dinner delivered to table by the pristinely turned out staff. And what better way to finish off the meal than with a delectable 110

Christmas Pudding and seasonal cheeses, not to forget their very more-ish homemade chocolate truffles. However, the true highlight of the evening was when the team were able to get their dancing shoes on. They arrived at the premier night spot in town, Priva, and were kindly allowed access to the VIP area, giving them a grand view over all of the nightclub and the DJ – a musically accomplished Gareth Kenward – whose upbeat party tunes kept the dance-floor packed all night. The service at Priva is what makes all the difference... their team of friendly hostesses and smartly dressed barmen, all run by the meticulous Josh Simons, helped the evening flow magically, with the table service in the VIP area being a special treat. The DNPR team enjoyed several bottles of fine champagne and even sampled some of the house speciality mini-cocktails (the Jammie Dodgers are highly recommended!). Bournemouth has so much to offer over the festive season and the team at Darren Northeast PR really enjoyed the cream of the Christmas offerings. For more visit www.darrennortheast. co.uk and Like them on Facebook (Darren Northeast PR) and Follow on Twitter (@ DarrenNortheast) for even more great pictures of their Christmas adventure.

Whether you’re a home owner, landlord, property developer, or just want that leaky tap fixed, contact Lisa at www. kcjinteriors.com or www. girlswithladders.co.uk for a free, no obligation consult, or call to talk it through on 07971 112118 / 01202 706411.


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efore Bond makes his return next year, Daniel Craig stars as a journalist in the dark thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which is released in cinemas on Monday, December 26. The actor talks about working with the uncompromising taskmaster David Fincher, finding the need to fatten up for the role a chore and returning as 007.

Behind the scenes Daniel Craig decided early on not to use a pronounced Swedish accent as he and David Fincher thought it would prove distracting. As part of intensive auditions, Rooney Mara was asked to do everything from recite Swedish poetry to pose with motorcycles. Mara cut her long hair, got a nipple piercing and bleached her eyebrows as part of her physical transformation. To keep the intensity pronounced, Mara and Yorick van Wageningen, who plays her sociopath legal guardian, agreed to have no contact outside of their scenes. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is released in cinemas on Monday, December 26

Daniel Craig has a reputation for being rather serious, a little sour even, but not today. Today, the craggily handsome actor who brought new life to the James Bond franchise in 2006's Casino Royale, is looking relaxed and smiling widely. But then, 2011 has been a good year for the 43-year-old. He married the actress Rachel Weisz, lived out a childhood dream of donning spurs for the sci-fi western Cowboys And Aliens alongside Harrison Ford, and could finally confirm the news that millions were waiting to hear - that he's returning as 007 in the 23rd Bond movie Skyfall. And this month sees him star in the hugely anticipated English-speaking adaptation of The Girl With Dragon Tattoo, a dark and violent thriller dubbed 'the feel-bad movie of Christmas'. It's the first of the series, which includes The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, written by Stieg Larsson, a former journalistturned-author who died before he could see his work become a worldwide success. So far, 65 million copies have been sold across the globe. "Someone gave me a copy of the book on holiday and I read it in two days," says Craig, who plays Mikael Blomkvist, the Swedish journalist hired by retired tycoon Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer) to investigate the decades old disappearance of his niece Harriet. "It's one of those books you just don't put down. There's this immediate feeling that bad things are going to happen." From the start, Craig had an affinity for Blomkvist. "I like his attitude. He's fighting the good fight, trying to uncover corruption and to be an influential journalist." He pauses before adding: "If that's still possible." While Blomkvist travels to a remote island on the frozen Swedish coast, an unusual and ingenious investigator called Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) is hired to do a background check on him, a job that ultimately leads to her joining Blomkvist in his investigation. A punk prodigy whose appearance warns people to stay away, Salander is a heroine unlike any other and Craig was instinctively drawn to her character. "What's interesting about her is that even though she's a victim of sexual violence, she never psychologically becomes a victim," he observes. "Her strength and the way she can take a knock, get up and carry on is something I think people really hook into." The film's directed by David Fincher, of The Social Network fame, a man whose reputation precedes him. "David's very specific and... what's the nicest way to say

it? Particular," the actor laughs. "But once you see the way he builds a scene brick by brick, it's an easy process to relax into. You give yourself over to it, knowing he's got his eye on all the important details." Compared to Mara, who endured months of recalls, Craig was Fincher's favourite from the start. There was one problem though. The actor was in the best shape of his life when he was cast, which wasn't suitable for a journalist who spends much of his time sitting at a desk. "David told me to get fatter. It was a struggle, but I managed," he says with a laugh. "I'm obsessive about getting fit. It's ridiculous, I'm over 40 now," he adds, before recalling Dame Judi Dench proffering two pints of Guinness and a pork pie once filming on Casino Royale had wrapped up and he could afford to relax a little. Given he's currently shooting Skyfall, he's back in tip-top condition. "I'm lucky enough to be given the chance to do a third Bond and it's my intention to make the best Bond movie; Bond with a capital B," says Craig. For a while, it was looking unlikely he'd get the chance to play 007 again following 2008's Quantum Of Solace. The franchise had been put on hold amid financial troubles, with the film company MGM filing for bankruptcy protection last November. Thankfully, a rescue deal and restructuring plan has meant Bond survives another day. "Strangely, it wasn't frustrating because there was nothing I could do," Craig explains. "It was a financial issue and I just had to let [the producers] get on with it. "I was fortunate enough to go off and do some other projects, so I kept myself busy." Born in Cheshire and raised in Liverpool, the actor was only six when he started appearing in school plays. By the age of 16 he'd moved to London as part of the National Youth Theatre before continuing his training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He made his film debut in 1992's The Power Of One, the same year he married Scottish actress Fiona Loudon. Their marriage only lasted two years but they have a daughter, Ella, now 19. It was 2004's gangster movie Layer Cake that really got him noticed after years of supporting roles, and in October 2005, he was announced as the successor to Pierce Brosnan's Bond. Die-hard fans were unable to envision a blonde-haired, blue-eyed 007 and Craig himself initially walked away from the offer. "I couldn't see myself doing it at first," he admits. "I genuinely thought they were having a giggle." But he soon settled into the role and proved the naysayers wrong by bringing a dramatic depth to the character. "There's always going to be somebody who says, 'That's not Bond, this is Bond', but I've made him my own and feel very comfortable and secure about that." A notoriously private man, he admits he had to think long and hard about the effect the role would have on his personal life. "When it came down to it, I decided to embrace the whole thing. There's no point doing a Bond movie and hiding away for six months," he says, before stressing: "Although I've tried to keep my family and friends far away from it. Their privacy is crucially important." It's why he's grateful he managed to keep his marriage to Weisz under wraps in the summer. "It's not about being afraid to be public with your emotions, or about who you are and what you stand for. But if you sell it, you can't buy your privacy back." You wonder then if he enjoyed depicting the 'enemy' in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. "The truth of it is that journalism is an incredibly important part of a democratic society. Some of my heroes are journalists," says Craig. "Obviously journalism sometimes has a negative effect on my world, but I'm big enough and ugly enough to understand why it's there."

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A CHAT WITH THE HEAD IAIN ROBERTSON BUCKHOLME TOWERS Make a Wish Foudation at Buckholme Towers ‘Top Sh’elf!’ Elf Day is a new addition to the calendar this year, when everyone dresses up as Elves (and I mean everyone!). After a fancy dress parade, the staff dance like elves (?!) and we raise lots of money for the Make a Wish Foundation. It was good h’elfy fun (check out the pics) and certainly something we will be doing again – in the words of one of our Year 7 pupils, ‘It was a top sh’elf event’! The SENIOR SCHOOL had a tough act to follow when they performed in St Peter’s Church on the last day of term; the Junior School had set the bar very high, the week before, which took the ‘Ahhh’ factor to new heights. SUCH CONFIDENCE! They didn’t disappoint. The quality of performance, particularly the singing, was superb. Singing or speaking solo in a church that size can be very daunting, particularly if you are only 7 years old. Not for Buckholme pupils though! There were duets, quartets, string ensembles, guitar groups and solos from Tom Joucan in Year 7 (our resident Olly Murs!) and Leah Slinger in Year 5, who lead the whole congregation in Once in Royal David’s City. The confidence on display was awesome, from children so young. A BUMPER YEAR! Remarkably, each of the 3 end of term events involved a collection for the Make a Wish Foundation and raised a total of over £600! A superb effort and a sum that will really make a difference! Happy New Year! MY THANKS TO ALL CONTRIBUTORS & PARTICIPANTS.

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

What is the best thing about being a Child? Playing and having fun with friends

What do you think you will be doing 10 years from now? Singing, dancing and acting

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What is your favourite thing to do at Christmas? See all my family

What advice would you give to a new Child starting at Buckholme Towers? Have fun, but work hard

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What do you like most about Buckholme Towers? You get more education than in other schools

What do you do to help the Environment? Recycle Name two things you do as a family on the weekend. Go swimming and go to the beach What is your favourite Sport at school? Rugby! What is your favourite Book? Why? The Witches by Roald Dahl because it’s really funny What did you learn about in your last assembly? Henry VIII and his six wives What job can you see yourself doing ? A singer Who do you look up to as a role model and why ? Kelly Rowland because she’s a great singer and dancer

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