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Thame, Chinnor, Risboro' & Villages

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Thame Christmas Event: Friday 4 December 2009 Join Merlin the Magician, Ken Bruce, and other entertaining acts to celebrate turning on the Christmas Lights in front of Thame Town Hall. There will be festive stalls from 2pm, including festive foods, gifts, decorations, and a junior golf simulator. The event is free. The more the merrier! Five Stars for South Pole! We are proud to announce that Thame Town Council has been awarded Five Stars in the RoSPA Play Area Site Awards. RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), assessed the South Pole play area at Southern Road Recreation Ground for ambience, for facilities (from toddlers to teenagers) and for the site itself. South Pole ticks every single box! The ‘Judges Comments’ say it all: “This wellmanaged site offers excellent play value and accessibility. It scores very high marks in all categories. Congratulations are due to all who were involved in its development”. South Pole play area opened in December 2008 and has proved hugely popular with all age groups. Saturday Parking in December South Oxfordshire District Council is providing free parking in all its pay and display car parks from 12 midday onwards on Saturdays in December. This means that in Thame, starting on Saturday 5 December, the Cattlemarket and Southern Rd (behind the CO-OP) car parks will be free in the afternoons every Saturday up to Christmas day. There is no need to buy a ticket, although the maximum stay still applies. Flooding A flood warning was issued this week for the River Thame from Marsworth to Shillingford. Ring Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up to date flooding information, quickdial code; 171115. Find more information at www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ floodline. You can also visit South Oxfordshire District Council’s website at www.southoxon. gov.uk or call 01491 823416. New Standards for Social

Care Personal Assistants Adult social care personal assistants can now apply for approval by Oxfordshire County Council's Support with Confidence scheme, which trains and vets individuals wanting to work with adults requiring social care support, at no cost to the applicant. A register of approved personal assistants will become available to those seeking to hire one early next year. The scheme is the first of its kind in the country and was modelled on the County Council Trading Standards department's Buy with Confidence initiative, a list of checked and approved businesses for residents. People interested in applying should call 0845 050 7666 for more information. Fire Fighters Raise Money for Children in Need Fire fighters and families from Oxfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service raised £3,782 in Thame on Friday when they collected money for 15 hours outside Oxfordshire stations and other public places. 10 per cent of the funds raised will be donated to the Fire Fighters’Charity. Scouts Christmas Card Collection Thame Scouts will again be helping the elderly and disabled this Christmas by offering a Christmas card collection service. Boxes will be placed around town at the Thame Gazette office, the Chocolate Box and the library. Cards should be posted by 4 December. Mates n’ Dates The Guideposts Trust needs volunteers for “Mates n’ Dates”, a specialist dating and friendship service for adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire. Volunteers are needed to assist the group members at fun group events, such as pubs and clubs, meals out, cinema, and to chaperone arranged dates. If you are interested, please call Hannah on 01993 899980. Guideposts Trust is an independent registered charity working in local communities, to respond to the very great needs of people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, children with special needs, older people with dementia and carers.

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New Years Eve Dinner dance 8.30 for 9.00pm Bring in the New Year with us at the Radhuni Restaurant with Top Vocal Duo

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After Dark A glass of Champagne at 12.00 midnight A sumptuous five-course Dinner A top quality live Vocal Duo, After Dark who will provide the best music from the 60's to modern throughout the evening

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FREESTYLE WHAT'S ON GUIDE

Saturday 5 December Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 10 am-4 pm. Admission free. Cards for Good Causes Charity Christmas card shop open at Christchurch in Thame. Thame & Wheatley ramblers walk. 7 ½ miles starting at Bledlow church at 9.30 am. Tel: 01844 339969 for more details. Christmas Craft Fayre at Tetsworth Memorial Hall Tetsworth Sports & Social Club Christmas Quiz. Thame Cycling Club (every Saturday) 10 am outside Racquets Fitness Centre. Tel: 01844 261754. Sunday 6 December Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 12 noon-4 pm. Admission free. Liaisons Over 40’s Social Club. 11 am. 3 or 4 mile walk, followed by optional pub lunch. Tel: 07914 640807. Monday 7 December Thame Bridge Club at Thame Snooker Club. 7.15 pm. Wycombe Choral Society. New members are welcome. Experience is preferred but more important is enthusiasm and the ability to sing in No

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tune. 7.45 pm. The Hub, Union Baptist Church, High Wycombe. Thame Bridge Club at Thame Snooker Club. 7.15 pm. Wycombe Choral Society. New members are welcome. Experience is preferred but more important is enthusiasm and the ability to sing in tune. 7.45 pm. The Hub, Union Baptist Church, High Wycombe. Tuesday 8 December Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 10 am-4 pm. Admission free. Princes Risborough Music Society rehearsal at Princes Risborough school at 7.30 pm for the next concert, Haydn’s ‘Little Organ Mass’ and Faure’s ‘Requiem’. All voices needed and will help with reading music if necessary. Circle Dancing at St. Leonards Church Hall, Watlington. 7 pm term time. No partner or experience necessary. Newcomers always welcome. First class free. Tel: Rose 01865 890487 Wednesday 9 December Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 10 am-4 pm. Admission free. Thame Flower Club Christmas Party at the Church House, Long Crendon. 2 pm. Denton Parent, Babies & Toddler Group. Cuddesdon village hall, High Street. 10 am-12 noon. Tel; 01865 874452. Weight Watchers at Mill Lane Primary School, Chinnor. 7 pm- 8 pm Red Kites Scooter Club meet at the Falcon Pub, Thame from 8 pm. All scooter enthusiasts welcome. For more information call Pete on 07831 860205. Thame Choral Society is now rehearsing Vivaldi’s Gloria, Magnificat and Beatus Vir. Meetings at Haddenham Methodist Church, High Street, Haddenham at

7.30 pm. New members in all sections welcome. Tel: 01844 216801. Thursday 10 December ‘The Festive Food Survival Guide’ seminar at Thame town hall 7.30 p m - 8 . 3 0 p m . F r e e . Italian Market in High Wycombe. Tango dance classes. All levels welcome. 7.30 pm. The Royal British Legion, Bell Street, Princes Risborough. Tel: 07888 698984. Weight Watchers at Mill Lane Primary School, Chinnor. 7 pm- 8 pm Squash Training. Racquets Fitness Centre, North Street, Thame. 10 am-11.30 am. With coffee included afterwards. (Coincides with centre crèche where children are taken from 6 weeks to 4 years old). All enquiries on 01844 261754. Friday 11 December Country Friends with ‘Montana’at Aylesbury Railway Club. 8.30 pm11.15 pm. Saturday 12 December Thame Choral society present an Italian Christmas. Carols & festive refreshmenst. 7.45 pm at St. Mary’s church, Thame. Tickets £10 from Thamenews.net or 01844 216801. Continued page 23

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FREE to Advertise (lineage ads. only Box adverts are paid) just email your jobs to: john@printnow.co.uk or post to The Grove, Thame Rd, Longwick, Bucks HP27 9SG Mia Capri Italian Restaurant require a part-time waitress/waiter to work on Friday and Saturday evenings 7 pm-11 pm. Applicants must be 18 years or over. Tel: 01844 213016. Dovecote Day Centre, Thame (organised by age concern Oxfordshire), require volunteer helperson Wednesdays and Fridays. Please contact Pat Cradden, Age Concern Organiser on 07827 235425 for more information. Pay rate nil. Work satisfaction Massive. Thame and District Day Centre needs volunteer drivers to bring our members to the centre and take them home. We do pay your petrol. Choose your duty times. You're not just a driver. You become a friend to many. Contact Gill on 01844 212080 (Tuesdays /Wednesdays /Fridays). Care Assistant required at Age Concern, Dovecote Day Care Centre, Thame for 7 hours per

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Labourer(s) wanted for small local building company, on a self-employed basis. Must have UTR & NI numbers and have a willingness and a good attitude towards work, as well as having experience of working on building sites. Must be honest and reliable, with references. To work in High Wycombe/Princes Risborough/Thame/Aylesbury area. Call Christina,Richkin Ltd on 01844 343628 for an application form. Carpenter required for local company (Princes Risborough). Must be able to cut roofs, hang doors, construct timber buildings, fit skirting etc., to a good standard. Important to be able to read drawings. Must be willing to help with all aspects of the building process. Tel: 01844 343628 for an application form. Who Fosters? Couples, single people, mature people, people from all cultures and backgrounds. Fosterplus, a leading independent fostering agency are recruiting carers in the area. Interested? Contact 01844 260075. Chef de Partie/Commis chef

required at The Cherry Tree, Kingston Blount. Full training given. Telephone Chris on 01844 352273. Guest room cleaners required by b u s y h o t e l i n W h e a t l e y. Approximately 4 hours a day, depending on occupancy levels. We e k e n d a n d w e e k d a y vacancies available. Number of days worked per week is negotiable at interview. Please contact Stefan on 01865 875705. Part Time optical assistant required 3 days per week, 9 am5.30 pm. Must be flexible and willing to work Saturdays. Experience preferred but not necessary as full training will be given. Tel: 01296 399404. BUCKS SECRETARIAL SERVICES Business Mailing Addresses Telephone Answering Service Audio & Copy Typing Mailshots Photocopying Faxes & E-mails Hot Desk available For all your business requirements

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BICYCLES Boy's bike, in an off road style. 20 in wheel with knobbly tyres. 15 gears. £25 Tel: 077830 58720. CARAVANNING A Short History of Caravans in the UK by Richard Hammond. £5 Tel: 01844 212018. Mains lead for caravan etc. Only £20 Tel: 01844 215519. CHILDREN Scalextric GT Pusuit. As good as new. Includes two cars. Track length 17 ft 5 ins. £30 o.n.o. Tel: 01844 215690. Playmobil large knights' castle with assorted figures. £60 Playmobil knights' siege tower. £15 Playmobil Viking camp with assorted figures. £8 Tel: 01844 218467. Two pairs of heelies. Pink, size 4 and black, size 5. Hardly been used. £10 o.n.o. each pair. Tel: 077010 99458. Toy Story 17 in action figure of woody . £3 12 in talking Toy Story Buzz Lightyear. Boxed. Vgc. £5 Thunderbirds are Go board game. Brand new, boxed. £6 Thunderbirds 6 vehicle set. Mint condition, boxed. £40 o.n.o. Thunderbirds Tracy Island electronic play set. Excellent condition. £25 Thunderbirds International Rescue board game. Mint condition. £15 Tel: 01844 214487. Winnie the Pooh box book collection. 20 lovely stories ideal for children's bedtime stories. Good condition. £18 Usborne Phonic Readers Collection. 20 lovely stories ideal for children's bedtime stories. Good condition. £18 Tel: 01844 260700.

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01844 273 927 ~ 07813 960 943 COLLECTABLES Old 78 records. £95 the lot. Tel: 07831 386768. Brooke Bond picture cards. 20 various theme. £5 Zippo lighter with US navy logo. Brand new, never used, boxed. £5 West German natural coloured ceramic beer stein. £5 Star Wars Millennium Falcon. Boxed, in excellent condition. £15 RAF wooden tankards. Very rare with RAF crest engraved with copper linings. £40 Charles & Diana royal wedding coin (1981) in presentation case. Mint condition. H.R.H. the queen silver jubilee coins (8) in plastic display pocket. £5 Robertson's Golly

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01494 482481 07977 995565 HOME Christmas fibre optic tree, 5 ft, to include blue lights & decorations. £45 Selection of Christmas musical toy ornaments. £25 Christmas decorations £15 Four sets of Christmas tree lights with speed settings. £20 Christmas candle arch. £15 Christmas large black 8 candle holder. £5 Glass punch bowl with cups & ladle. £30 Fire guard. 4 fold in black/brass. £75 Fire back. Cast iron. £95.00 Retro pull down ceiling dining light.£25 Chandelier ceiling light. £10 Lined curtains. Various sizes. From £10 a pair. Retro teak record player on legs. £75 Tel: 07831 386768. Reproduction yew lamp table. 18 in square. Drawer underneath. £20 Phillips 28 in colour TV. Dolby sound, remote, instructions. Good working order. £40 John Lewis gilt edged mirror to stand on mantleshelf. Excellent condition. 38 in x 29 in. £40 Television cabinet with doors in reproduction yew. Holds 30 in TV + DVD & digibox. £20 Curtains (2) + pelmet in dark pink velvet, from Greens furnishings.Each 280 cm wide with 165 cm drop. £30 Tel: 01844 214420 (eves). John Lewis brass mirror. 3 ft x 6in x 2 ft x 6 in (approx). Offers. White half moon shape hall table.As new. Offers. Tel: 01844 217846. New World gas cooker.60 cm. Excellent condition with connection pipe. Separate grill/oven. Move forces sale £80 Tel: 01844 212002. Beautiful over mantle ornate mirror with decorative brass surround. Size 41 ins x 29 ins Unwanted present with box. Must be seen. £25 o.n.o. Tel: 01844 213397. Curtains to fit two windows, fully lined in excellent condition. Pale tan colour, with brass poles and all fittings. £20 Tel: 01844 281388. Brass effect pendant ceiling lights x 2. Each holds 5 candle bulbs. Vgc. £10 each. Tel: 01844 344256.

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Traditional Italian Restaurant 2 Course Lunch - £8.90 per person (Tues.-Fri.) Pat & Richard offer you a traditional local which serves excellent pub food at very reasonable prices. We are well known for our selection of high quality steaks. Also we offer a range of meals at just £6.50 which promise that you will not go away hungry. Food is served all day on a Sunday **********

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FREESTYLE WHAT'S ON GUIDE Sat. 12 Dec. continued Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 10 am-4 pm.Admission free. Tetsworth Sports and Social ClubWillie Redman Disco. Sunday 13 December Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 12 noon -4 pm.Admission free. Liaisons Over 40’s Social Club. 11 am. 3 or 4 mile walk, followed by optional pub lunch. Tel: 07914 640807. Monday 14 December Thame Bridge Club at Thame Snooker Club. 7.15 pm. Wycombe Choral Society. New members are welcome. Experience is preferred but more important is enthusiasm and the ability to sing in tune. 7.45 pm. The Hub, Union Baptist Church, High Wycombe. Thame Bridge Club at Thame Snooker Club. 7.15 pm. Wycombe Choral Society. New members are welcome. Experience is preferred but more important is enthusiasm and the ability to sing in tune. 7.45 pm. The Hub, Union Baptist Church, High Wycombe. Tuesday 15 December Thame WI carol service at St. Mary’s church, Thame. 7.30 pm.All welcome. Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 10 am-4 pm.Admission free. Thame & Wheatley Ramblers walk. 5 ½ mile circular walk starting at Long Wittenham (park in the Northmoor Trust Neptune Wood car park). Sorry no dogs. Meet at 10 am. Tel: 01844 215624. Princes Risborough Music Society rehearsal at Princes Risborough school at 7.30 pm for the next concert, Haydn’s ‘Little Organ Mass’ and Faure’s ‘Requiem’. All voices needed and will help with reading music if necessary. Circle Dancing at St. Leonards Church Hall, Watlington. 7 pm term time. No partner or experience necessary. Newcomers always welcome. First class free. Tel: Rose 01865 890487 Wednesday 16 December Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 10 am-4 pm.Admission free. Denton Parent, Babies & Toddler Group. Cuddesdon village hall, High Street. 10 am-12 noon. Tel; 01865 874452. Weight Watchers at Mill Lane

Primary School, Chinnor. 7 pm- 8 pm Red Kites Scooter Club meet at the Falcon Pub, Thame from 8 pm. All scooter enthusiasts welcome. For more information call Pete on 07831 860205. Thame Choral Society is now rehearsing Vivaldi’s Gloria, Magnificat and Beatus Vir. Meetings at Haddenham Methodist Church, High Street, Haddenham at 7.30 pm. New members in all sections welcome. Tel: 01844 216801. Thursday 17 December High Wycombe market with children’s rides & attractions. Friday 18 December Country friends ‘Branded Country Party Night’ at AylesburyRailway Club. 8.30 pm-11.15 pm. Ticket only. Tel: 01296 426451/01494 524794. Saturday 19 December Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 10 am-4 pm.Admission free. Tetsworth Sports & Social Club present 4 piece group ‘Close Contact’. Sunday 20 December Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 10 noon -4 pm.Admission free. Liaisons Over 40’s Social Club. 11 am. 3 or 4 mile walk, followed by optional pub lunch. Tel: 07914 640807. Monday 21 December Thame Bridge Club at Thame Snooker Club. 7.15 pm. Wycombe Choral Society. New members are welcome. Experience is preferred but more important is enthusiasm and the ability to sing in tune. 7.45 pm. The Hub, Union Baptist Church, High Wycombe. Thame Bridge Club at Thame Snooker Club. 7.15 pm. Wycombe Choral Society. New members are welcome. Experience is preferred but more important is enthusiasm and the ability to sing in tune. 7.45 pm. The Hub, Union Baptist Church, High Wycombe. Tuesday 22 December Princes Risborough Music Society Christmas concert at St. Mary’s church. Tickets £8 to include seasonal refreshments, available at door or on 01844 344083. Victorian Christmas display at Thame Museum. 10 am-4 pm.Admission free.

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Christmas Money Saving Tips 25 This Christmas promises to be difficult for many families who have struggled with facing redundancy, pay cuts and higher fuel and food prices throughout the past year. But Christmas needn't be a grim time, by making changes to the way you spend and celebrate you can have as jolly a yuletide as ever without having to wait for the red bills to roll in for new year. The key to saving money is to have a financial plan in place. This isn't as terrifying a task as it sounds. A plan can be as simple as knowing exactly how much you want to spend on each person's Christmas gifts and sticking to it. Spend on the things that really matter and use this time to appreciate the people who matter in your life. Sometimes a token gift can be just as special as a large electrical item or jewellery, but if you're concerned about looking like the local Scrooge you might choose to set a price limit not just for yourself but suggest it to family too. For those who are going to spend this Christmas (it's inevitable really) make the most of the internet to compare prices on absolutely everything you need to make your celebrations special. Not only can you make hundreds of pounds worth of savings on gifts such as MP3 players or bikes by shopping around but using supermarket comparison sites can help you to find the best value turkey and Christmas pudding around. And speaking of food, ingredients for items such as puddings of Christmas cakes can add up to be more expensive than buying ready made. So club together with friends to buy pool ingredients which you can then use together to make Christmas money go further. Redeeming loyalty points that you've saved throughout the year can also ease the burden of Christmas spending. Whether you choose to use them for money off your big food shop or to buy special gifts – many offer toys and electrics as well as experience days and restaurant vouchers all of which are ideal for Christmas gift giving – you'll be surprised at how much you've saved during the year thanks to your little flexible friend, according to research Britons have around £4bn of points unclaimed at the moment. Another way to save on essential purchases is to search for online discount codes or print off vouchers. Last year's incredible 40% leaked Threshers voucher saved several families on their Christmas drinks and you'll regularly find 30% discount vouchers for Gap doing the rounds. In addition a little smart searching can earth all kinds of codes which, when entered before your credit card details on certain sites can save you anything from a few pence to a few pounds on your purchase or bag a free gift. Pop 'discount codes' in to any search engine and prepare to be amazed. Ultimately Christmas is a time at which we all like to flash our cash. But a little forward planning and ingenuity can make it a more prosperous time than one might expect. Why not start saving now for next Christmas to make it one to truly remember?

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Website Knowledge by Greg from Website DNA 10 Website Mistakes Many company websites are ineffective at generating business because they have mistakes on the website, don't create the right professional impression or don't meet the requirements of the visitor and make it easy for them to convert to being a customer. All these mistakes are avoidable but unfortunately amongst many small businesses they are all very common. 1. No Strategy to Bring Prospects to Your Website - A shocking number of businesses design their websites with absolutely no plan for generating traffic. 2. Unfocused - Online if you try to appeal to a large segment of the market, you'll appeal to nobody in particular. 3. No Compelling Headlines - The trick to getting your visitors to read your online copy is to use dynamic, attention-getting headlines and sub-headlines. Throughout your copy you should continue to use subheadlines as a way to break up your copy. Most web surfers are skim readers so the chances of having your full-fat copy read without the use of sub-headlines is remote. 4. Second-Class Content - Online or off, a prospect wants to know "What's in it for me?" Answer that question as quickly and as often as possible on most of your key pages. Also many small business sites feature text that is useless and boring, and it drives visitors away in droves. Get professional help to write engaging text. 5. Faulty Navigation - If a visitor lands on your site and has trouble navigating,

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Elly Belly Local catering business EllyBelly is now offering gift certificates – the perfect way to say Merry Christmas to your busy friends. Owner Ell Bailey has created a business that delivers home made food direct from her kitchen to the customer and thinks gift certificates are a natural step. 'I've spoken to a lot of people with new babies or young families who would much rather receive a gift of some delicious meals than just about anything else. And at Christmas time everyone's a bit sick of cooking by boxing day – how convenient to open your fridge or freezer to find some lovely home cooked meals just waiting for you.' EllyBelly has free delivery within an 8 mile radius of Thame and offers a unique service. 'Everything is cooked on or the day before delivery', Ell says, 'so what you're getting is proper home made food at a reasonable price delivered to your door. I've also just added puddings to the menu and new vegetable options so there is plenty of variety to mix and match'. Details about EllyBelly and how to order can be found at www.ellybellyfood.co.uk or by calling 07976 244 751. You won't find a more delicious gift this Christmas.

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33 Numbers Swine Flu Web Site & Telephone Although the threatened rise in Swine Flu cases has not occurred yet we will leave this information running This is an evolving situation and the NHS in Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire is watching developments closely. They are urging anyone with flu-like symptoms to follow the usual steps of staying at home and contacting NHS Direct if they feel they need advice. NHS Choices web site: www.nhs.uk NHS Direct web site: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk. NHS Direct phone line 0845 46 47. National Swine Flu information line 0800 1 513 513 Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust web site: www.oxfordshirepct.nhs.uk BBC News web site (go to health section): http://news.bbc.co.uk Official Government updates about Swine Flu: www.direct.gov.uk

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Dr. Greenfingers Garden & Country file Week ending 4th December 2009 The very dry months of September and October have now been followed by an extremely wet November. High winds and ferocious rain in Cumbria has lead to devastation in Cockermouth and the surrounding areas. The rivers Cocker and Derwent flow from the Lake District and meet in Cockermouth, and after so much rainfall the huge amount of water overwhelmed the river banks, spillng eight feet deep into the town, flooding homes, shops and offices. This pretty Georgian town now has many months of clearing—up and repair work ahead of it. Wordsworth House, the birthplace of William Wordsworth, was amongst many buidings badly damaged, but the National Trust hopes that the gardens will be restored to their former Georgian design and may even be better than ever. Whilst these dreadful floods were happening we were at the other side of the world in Ecuador. Because of its varied geography crops of all types can be grown, with four harvests possible in each year. Many varieties of potatoes and corn can be grown in the Andes, and bananas and a multitude of fruits can be grown in the tropical coastal regions. Every Indian market we visited had vast, colourful displays of fruit, vegetables, grain and livestock in abundance. Now, on the lst December, we have awoken to the first hard frost of the season. When the weather is milder gently fork around plants in the border to stop the soil becoming too compacted and sour and put down some mulch to preserve the moisture around the base of shrubs and hedges. lf you wish, on a fine day, you can still move crowded perennials to a new spot in the garden although it isn’t a good time to split plants. Wait for the milder weather of spring. Protect less hardy plants with a few inches of light soil or compost. Autumn—planted bedding plants such as polyanthus, forget-me~nots and wallflowers should be checked to make sure they are still firmly bedded into the ground. ‘ This weekend and the days following are the time to be thinking about getting a Christmas tree if you want a fresh one and haven’t already bought one. Whichever kind you buy, whether pot~grown, dug up and planted into a pot, or with the roots removed, try and keep it out of doors for as long as possible before bringing it into the warmth. lf you buy one with roots, give it a good drink of water when you get it home and make sure the soil is kept moist. lf the tree has no roots, cut off the bottom two inches of the trunk and put it into a bucket of water for a few hours before taking it indoors to decorate. lf you treat it like any other cut flower and give it some water each day, it shouldn’t drop all of its needles before the big day. lf you buy a container—grown tree, plant it into the ground after Christmas, and if you keep it watered and fed throughout the summer you will hopefully have a tree to enjoy in the years to come.

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