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Welcome! Welcome to the November Edition of the Bedminster Eye, where we provide you with a guide to businesses at the heart of our community, along with articles of interest and information for local residents in the BS3 area. At the Bedminster Eye, we know how important it is to encourage and promote local businesses. We aim to bring together consumers and businesses in one convenient publication relevant to the local community.
In this month’s issue, read our What’s On page to ﬁnd out what events are on this November in Bedminster and Bristol. Remember Remember the 5th of November and read our top tips on throwing the perfect Bonﬁre Night party! We are always looking for images and articles produced by you to feature in our
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Bonfire Night Party! Remember Remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, Treason and Plot I see no reason why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot
BONFIRE TREATS Bonﬁre Night is the perfect opportunity to make the most of comfort food! Food like tomato soup and sausages that will satisfy hungry mouths on a cold wintery night. Simple ideas like sausage on a stick, mini hot dogs, bowls of soup and big slabs of rocky road or the season’s favourite toﬀee apples are easy to prepare for a night beside the bonﬁre. If you have some barbecue sticks left over from the summer then pop a few marshmallows on them to toast on the bonﬁre.
Bonﬁre Night is all about wrapping up all cosy and warm with your hats, scarves, gloves and your sparklers at the ready! If you’re thinking of holding your own Bonﬁre Night Party in your back garden then you need to have a few tricks up your sleeve to throw the best bonﬁre party ever. Here are a few simple ideas for you to try out!
KEEP A SPACE FOR THE LITTLE ONES Young children often are frightened by the loud bangs and explosions, especially if they are outside watching them. If you have a room in your home that is overlooking the garden then make this room into a cosy and warm snug where they can sit and watch the ﬁreworks without getting scared. To keep them entertained while waiting for the ﬁreworks, you could set up a crafts area to make glittery ﬁrework pictures on black paper.
GETTING STARTED The ﬁreworks you choose for a Bonﬁre Night party should be a good mix of colourful, noisy and eﬀective ﬁreworks to celebrate Guy Fawkes in style. Sparklers are the best place to start and are fun for everyone to get involved. Make sure you have a bucket ﬁlled with sand or water so that you can stub them out when they have burned out and that everyone is wearing thick gloves to protect hands from the sparks. Choose a good selection of ground based ﬁreworks like fountains and Catherine Wheels which are easy to use and are eﬀective. Bigger ﬁreworks like Rockets, Roman Candles, Cakes and Set Pieces often explode with bright colours and loud bangs ideal for Bonﬁre Night and will leave your friends and family in awe of the display you’ve put on.
THE AFTER PARTY When the ﬁreworks are over and the Bonﬁre is happily burning away with its warm glow, gather up the remainders of the ﬁreworks and discard them in a bin. Don’t be tempted to throw them on the bonﬁre or bury them as they need to be discarded in a safe way. If some of your ﬁreworks didn’t go oﬀ as expected, then leave them a good half hour before picking them up. Wear thick leather gloves at all times and hold the ﬁreworks at arms length just as a safety precaution, and place them in water.
PREPARING YOUR BONFIRE If you want your bonﬁre to burn well into the night, then you need to build it like a pro! Find a sheltered spot in the garden that is away from trees and bushes and check for any signs of hedgehogs too. Dig a shallow hole a few feet wide, and then lay some large stones or bricks around the edge of the hole. Fill the centre with dry grass, old newspapers, bark or twigs which will give your bonﬁre a good base on which to light. Now you can start to build your bonﬁre with the kindling and larger logs to help it burn all night.
REMEMBER REMEMBER! Fireworks are dangerous explosives and must be used with the greatest care and attention given. You can read up on your ﬁrework safety on the Directgov website.
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Find out about all the events and activities going on this November in Bedminster and Bristol! BRISTOL CIRCUS FESTIVAL AT CREATIVE COMMON CREATIVE COMMON, TEMPLE QUAY 1ST – 3RD NOVEMBER 2013 Promising to be a spectacular show, the Bristol Circus Festival will be hosting their inaugural performances at Bristol’s Creative Common. Featuring 8 local, national and European circus companies, 16 live bands and DJs and 143 performers, the festival will celebrate Bristol’s strong historic links to the circus. Supported by Bristol’s Invisible Circus, the festival’s ﬁnale will showcase the world premiere of their brand new show ‘Under A Dark Moon’ and will feature some thrilling performances from the Fringe First winners Pirates of the Carabina, The Insect Circus plus much more.
AT-BRISTOL CHRISTMAS ICE RINK AT-BRISTOL, MILLENNIUM SQUARE, HARBOURSIDE 9TH NOVEMBER 2013 – 5TH JANUARY 2014 Set in Bristol’s Harbourside, the At-Bristol science centre will be home to a 450m² ice rink, right next to the bauble like Planetarium in the At-Bristol centre. The Millennium Square is the perfect setting for some festive cheer and there will be a sprinkling of At-Bristol magic there too.
BRISTOL’S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CABOT CIRCUS 8TH NOVEMBER 2013 The sparkling Christmas Lights of Bristol will be switched on on November 8th in Bristol’s Cabot Circus marking the oﬃcial start of the festive season in Bristol. As well as the twinkling lights in Cabot Circus and The Galleries shopping centre, St Nicholas Market, Corn Street, The Centre Promenade, College Green and Park Street will be sparkling with a dusting of Christmas lights too.
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Staying Warm this Winter The colder winter months is probably not everyone’s cup of tea, especially with the longer nights and the freezing cold weather. The drop in temperature means that we have to ﬁnd ways to keep ourselves warm to ward oﬀ illnesses. But with a few simple changes to your daily routine and your home, you can stay warm and healthy this winter.
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When it is cold outside, it’s important that you eat healthily and keep moving.Soups and broths will provide you with instant heat and will also give you all the vitamins and nutrients you need to aid your body in ﬁghting against harmful viruses. Try to have at least one hot meal a day and include a good balance of vegetables, meats and carbohydrates which will provide you with extra warmth.
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Driving in Heavy Rain Driving in heavy rain and flooding can be very hazardous. Breakdown companies are always busy during periods of wet weather, and report that there is an increase in customers complaining of problems with car engines and electrical systems especially in older vehicles. Many of these rain-related breakdowns are easily avoided if you follow some of our helpful steps you can take to reduce your chances of an accident or breakdown.
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05 05 FORD FIESTA VAN 1.4 TDCi, 100,000 miles, 60MPG, Mot May 2014, PAS, CD player, 2 owners, superb vehicle, very clean .............£1495 04 53 RENAULT CLIO 1.2 DYNAMIQUE 3DR HATCH, Mot new on purchase, 67,000 miles, s/history, metalic silver, PAS, alloys, sunroof, 2 owners, cheap tax and insurance .............................£1495 02 52 FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDCi GHIA 5DR HATCH, Mot new on purchase, 3 owners, 50MPG, panther black, PAS, air con, alloys, CD player, excellent drive ................................................................£995 01 Y VAUXHALL CORSA 1.2 COMFORT 3DR HATCH, new mot, pas, met paint, 90k, cheap tax .........................................................................£995 03 53 MAZDA 6 1.8 TS 5DR HATCH, Metallic blue, Mot new on purchase, some tax, 1 previous owner, PAS, air con, alloys ........................................£895 01 Y FORD KA 1.3 3DR HATCH, Metallic silver, Mot March 2014, 50k, pas, e/w, c/l,l bargain ........£895 00 W FORD FIESTA 1.3 GHIA 5DR HATCH, metallic silver, 75k, s/h, mot July 2014, tax Dec 2013, pas, a/c, CD, cheap tax & ins ................................£795 01 Y FORD FOCUS 1.8 ZETEC ESTATE, Mot March 2014, Tax Dec 2013, 2 owners, PAS, a/c, alloys, excellent drive, panther black ........................£795 00 W DAEWOO MATIZ 800CC SE 5DR HATCH, Metallic cooper, new mot, 77,000 miles, group 1 ins, power steering, CD player ......................£695 95 M MERCEDES C180 AUTO 4DR SALOON, Red, 106000 miles, good service history, mot April 14, 2 owners from new, power steering, electric windows, Cd player ........................................£595
01 Y FORD KA 1.3 3DR HATCH..............................£895
00 W DAEWOO MATIZ 800CC SE 5DR HATCH................£695
6 Whitehouse Lane, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4DW 02 02 MINI COOPER 1.6 3DR HATCH............................£2495
Tel: 0117 963 7737 20
95 M MERCEDES C180 AUTO 4DR SALOON...................£595
TileyofBristol The Main dealer for used cars in Bristol
All vehicle types available
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Hartcliffe Way, Bristol, Avon BS3 5SD
www.tiley.com Visit www.bedminstereye.co.uk
Telephone: 08443 911618
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Family Cars We are a family-run car dealership based in Bedminster. We have been established over 25 years, supplying generations of families with quality used vehicles. We pride ourselves on our friendly, honest approach and many of our cars are purchased from main dealers with full service history
Cars from £500 - £2000 Range of Warranties Available Please pop in anytime to view our stock or tell us of your requirements We will do our best to find you the car you require at the right price
6 Whitehouse Lane, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4DW
Tel: 0117 963 7737
WhitehouseMOTCentre We offer Servicing, Repairs and MOT at realistic and fair prices
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79 Whitehouse Lane, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4DN Visit www.bedminstereye.co.uk
Telephone: 08443 911618
RAJANI SUPERSTORE EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME & GARDEN
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Childrens Sofas And Chairs Choice Of Colours And Styles
from £32.99 Christmas Decorations Trimmings, Lights, Trees, Crackers, Gifts Bags & Wrapping Paper Huge Selection Of
Beds Single, Double, Kingsize, Novelty Children’s Beds & Bunks Mattresses Sold Separately
Rugs All Sizes, Colours, Styles
Contemporary & Traditional Bespoke Service Available
Candles, Incense Sticks, Lamps & Cards
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Rajani Superstore OPEN 7 DAYS
Maggs Lane, Fishponds Trading Estate, Bristol BS5 7EW
Tel: 0117 958 6448 Open: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am-4pm
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