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YOUR FREE LOCAL PROPERTY & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

WINCHESTER ISSUE #001

WINCHE STER

Celebrating 30 years

of delivering Interior Design in Winchester.

T H E P R O P ERTY M A RK E T I N G E X P ERTS

antleragency.co.uk

7 Great Minster Street, Winchester, SO23 9HA. Tel: 01962 840 949 www.designhousewinchester.co.uk

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Experts in Property PR www.marvellouspr.co.uk Lucy Matthews 07810 125 547


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Cliveden New Garden Furniture Collection for 2020 In what is a new and exciting venture for Bridgman, we are extremely proud to have been selected by the National Trust to collaborate with them in delivering a new luxury garden furniture dining and lounging collection.

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Luxury Furniture Since 1977 10 City Road, Winchester, SO23 8SD 01962 877695 www.bridgman.co.uk


W E LC O M E | F R O M T H E E D I TO R

Welcome Welcome to the brand new House & Lifestyle magazine, we are so excited to introduce our property and lifestyle magazine to Winchester.

YOUR FREE LOCAL PROPERTY & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

The winter can make you feel like hibernating but there are so many local events – taking

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place featured in our what’s on section at the back of the magazine – to tempt you out from under that duvet. We also find out more about the Kings And Scribes: The Birth Of A Nation exhibition at Winchester Cathedral and an exciting new collection coming to Marwell Zoo in 2020 not to be missed. If the new year brings with it the desire to re-vamp your home interior then turn to our guide for nine ways to give your home a luxe look for less. Are you planning to banish those January blues by booking a holiday to look forward to? We explore which European cities might actually be better in winter! 2019 brought us some hidden gems in the cookbook scene, find out which ones will continue shaping what you eat this year and that are a must for your collection, along with a few recipes for you to test before you buy! We also

Celebrating 30 years

of delivering Interior Design in Winchester.

THE PRO PERTY M ARKETING EX PERTS

antleragency.co.uk

7 Great Minster Street, Winchester, SO23 9HA. Tel: 01962 840 949 www.designhousewinchester.co.uk

01962 893545 METISHOMES.CO.UK

Experts in Property PR www.marvellouspr.co.uk Lucy Matthews 07810 125 547

have the latest local and motoring news. We hope you enjoy our new magazine!

ABOUT US House & Lifestyle is a monthly magazine available in hundreds of outlets across Winchester. Pick up a free copy each month from supermarkets, newsagents, estate agents, theatres, garden centres, shopping centres, health clubs, hotels, train stations, bus stations, bars, clubs, restaurants, garages, doctors surgeries, dentists, cafes, pubs and many other retail outlets. House & Lifestyle is published by GWP Marketing Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden except with the express permission of the publisher. The views expressed in House & Lifestyle are those of the contributors and are not necessarily shared by the magazine or its staff. GWP Marketing Ltd accepts no responsibility for content and / or advertising copy supplied by third parties.

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IN THIS ISSUE

Inside issue

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INTRO 8

NEWS The latest news stories

HOM E IM PROVEM ENT 22

THE GARDEN ROOM PEOPLE Why is everyone building a Garden Room?

TA L K I N G B U S I N E S S 24

D Y B L E S E S TAT E AGENTS Award winning, local and independent

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MARVELLOUS PR Property developers need PR and social media now!

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WINCHESTER C AT H E D R A L Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation

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CONTENTS FEBRUARY 2020

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INTERIORS 68

RIPPLES Bathrooms made fabulous

M OTO RI N G OUTDOOR LIVING 73

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ROX AN N E FR AS ER GARDEN DESIGN

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Ask the expert

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MOTORING NEWS By Nick Fletcher

SAFETR AC Vehicle tracking systems that save you money

REFORMED PLASTICS Celebrating 20 years

H E A LT H & B E A U T Y 91

WINCHESTER WELLNESS Welcome to dynamic health management

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L AT E S T N E W S | F E B R UA RY

READ ALL ABOUT IT The latest news stories in your area.

WINCHESTER’S MOST

PA R I S I A N CYC L E C H A L L E N G E

PRESTIGIOUS NEW

BY 4COM R AISES OVER

D E VELO PM ENT TO

£26,000 FOR CHARIT Y

L AUNCH IN FEBRUARY!

4Com, an award- winning Telecoms communications company, with its UK HQ based in Bournemouth, took on a dual fundraising challenge to raise funds for MYTime Young Carers Charity and the Alzheimer’s Society. The popular staff challenge has, so far, raised an incredible £26,000 for the 2 charities.

Ashburton Place, a fantastic collection of ten luxury apartments and two detached villas, built by the renowned Alfred Homes, opens the doors to its fabulous new show home on Saturday 8th February. Located on Chilbolton Avenue, one of the city’s most sought-after addresses, each home offers the most outstanding views across the fairways of the Royal Winchester Golf Course from a private terrace or balcony. The apartments benefit from spacious living accommodation, truly luxurious master bedroom suites with one or two further double bedrooms, all with lift access from the underground car park. The contemporary two storey villas are equally impressive and enjoy secluded gardens too. Guide prices from £1,100,000. Three already sold/reserved! Ashburton Place, Chilbolton Avenue, Winchester SO22 5HB. Show Home open daily from 8th February, 10am – 4pm. Contact: 01962 676013 or info@ alfredhomes.co.uk for further details.

INTRODUCING C L I N I C A L P I L AT E S TO WI N C H EST ER Winchester Wellness, a new dynamic healthcare clinic starts clinical Pilates from week beginning 13th January 2020.

Over 100 staff members from the business took on the initial challenge of a 24- hour virtual cycle ride, covering the distance from Paris to Bournemouth, but with the intention of carrying on and achieving as many miles as possible to maximise money raised. An incredible distance of 1700 kms was achieved, the equivalent of 2 round trips from Paris to Bournemouth!

What’s clinical Pilates? A form of Pilates developed and taught by physiotherapists. Taking original movements from Joseph Pilates’ methods and amending them so that they are safe and effective for everyone. Levels vary from learning about your pelvic floor and breathing, to strengthening for runners, and everything in between.

4Com cyclists took 30- minute ‘shifts’ on the static bikes in order to achieve their goal and even determinedly cycled throughout the night. There were 4 bikes set up, with at least 1 bike always in action. Cyclists could even see their journey as it happened as the bikes were linked to a TV screen, which detailed the route. Staff within the business didn’t miss out on any of the journey as the action was live streamed to all 8 floors of the 4Com building. The second fundraising challenged involved 6 engineer staff who completed a 15,000 ft skydive.

At Winchester Wellness, instructors are trained with the renowned Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI). Classes are an hour, with maximum 6 participants and cost £10 per person. Small groups equal more one-to-one and hands-on attention. ALFRED HOMES

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F E B R UA RY | L AT E S T N E W S

T H E G R E AT

B L AC KG O L D D E V ELO P M EN T S:

U P CYC L I N G S K I L L S

SH UT TER CO.

BUILDING A LIVING LEGACY

WELD NEW PUBLIC

C E L E B R AT E S

BlackGold Developments, based in Poole, is challenging the construction industry and setting a precedent when it comes to new homes in Dorset.

SCULPTURE

5 YEARS OF BUSINESS The business is Hampshire’s leading shutter company and specialises in Hardwood shutters at the best prices in the market. Founded by Mike Schnuppe, who was previously Sales and Marketing Director for the UK’s largest shutter distributor, Mike knows the product, manufacturers and processes intimately. As a local independent business The Great Shutter Co., gives its clients the peace of mind, providing impartial advice on the right solution for each window in their home, and the optimal way of configuring to deliver the client’s desired look and functionality. The Great Shutter Co. has recently launched a range of motorised blinds which require no hard wiring, thus providing the ultimate automated blind solutions without the need for retrospective electrical work and associated upheaval. Have a look at a selection of some of their projects on Houzz: w w w.houzz.co.u k/projects/ u sers/t heg reatshut terco. Call 01962 896553 or email office@thegreatshutterco.co.uk or to discuss your requirements.

Founded in 2014, BlackGold Developments is adopting a new method of design and build, in a bid to innovate and improve the UK construction industry, using BIM (Building Information Modelling). BIM is a collaborative process that seeks to add value throughout the lifecycle of property development. The BIM process sees the creation, collation and exchange of shared 3D models – and a range of intelligent, structured data – with the aim being to improve productivity and reduce waste and rework. “We heavily analyse all aspects of our builds before any construction even takes place,” tells BlackGold Founder Julian Jones. “We feel any investment at the front-end ensures an orderly and efficient construction method and while upfront expenditure is initially higher, it guarantees time and cost savings when fully utilised.” BlackGold Developments is the first residential development company in England to adopt the whole lifecycle of BIM; no paper drawings are used on their projects. Buildings are modelled in super high-detail and then reproduced within a 3D environment where key information is made available to the particular suppliers involved, via comprehensive layers. This enables all trades involved to work from one central platform which respond to each other’s schedule. This means the BIM is a real-time working module for all parties. Everything can also be downloaded on any iPhone, Android or Tablet for convenience and use on-site.

An ex-homeless companion of Emmaus Hampshire has helped to create a public sculpture at the newly opened Handlebar Café with local artist, Nadine Collinson. The companion, Frank, a bricklayer by trade, was selected by Nadine to assist with her project after she heard about his skilled upcycling of furniture for the Emmaus shop in Winchester. Frank welded the skeleton of the bikes while Nadine worked around him. They created the sculpture in Nadine’s purpose-built studio in her garden. Local students added their contribution by painting the piece. As a self-entitled “hands-on person”, the project enabled Frank to use his skills in a creative way, while contributing to the local community. He was pleased by the outcome, noting, “Nadine knows what she wants. It’s hard work and I’m glad it’s exactly what she wanted.” The location of the café on the old railway track inspired the sculpture, which depicts a family with their friends. “Those who use South Downs Way are all individuals, each with their own skills, ambitions and stories to tell,” says Nadine, “They enjoy the beautiful pathways, people of all ages and from all walks of life, able bodied and otherwise”. The sculpture can be seen at the Handlebar Café, St Catherine’s Hill, Garnier Road car park, Winchester, SO23 9PA. Emmaus Hampshire’s Winchester store is located at Bar End Road, Winchester, SO23 9BN.

Canaway Court in Poole, Dorset, is the first residential project in the UK where only a model was used at the build contract execution stage. No paper drawings were provided as part of the contract package. Visit www.blackgolddevelopments.com for more. Get in touch on 01202 745020.

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HOUSE & LIFEST YLE | ABOUT US

Welcome to House & Lifestyle Winchester Welcome to the first edition of House & Lifestyle Winchester, with over 200 issues of the Dorset & Hampshire version under our belts, directors Ross Stallion and Gary Pearce talk about why they chose Winchester for their brand new city edition to expand their publication.

So tell us more about House & Lifestyle

Where can people pick up copies of

Winchester?

House & Lifestyle Winchester?

ROSS - After 14 years of running House &

GARY - We have spent a long time making

Lifestyle in Dorset & Hampshire we wanted

sure it will be seen throughout the city and

to produce a publication that oozes with

widely available across the city. You will be

exclusivity in an affluent area, something

able to pick up your free copy from most

local for the people of Winchester that also

estate and letting agents, local doctors,

benefits the local businesses. Our Dorset

salons, supermarkets, home improvement

& Hampshire magazine covers a large

centres, petrol stations plus many other

area, we wanted something a little most

local shops in the city centre.

exclusive. ROSS - If you would like to stock the

advertisers will benefit by getting a free

GARY - Yes I agree, I have always had a

publication just give us a shout, we will

design and idea service for their adverts,

soft spot for Winchester and couldn’t have

provide you with a rack and top you up with

free news editorials and free recruitment

chosen a better city to expand our brand.

magazines every month.

advertising. We are a targeted property and

With House & Lifestyle being a totally free

lifestyle magazine so our aim is to reach

publication for the locals to pick up, we

How will local business benefit from the

readers who enjoy the finer things in life,

wanted to ensure it stays on coffee tables

publication?

not only with their home but with fashion,

for as long as possible which is why we

Gary - We are printing 10,000 high quality

eating out and local events.

have spent a lot of time and effort on the

glossy magazines in a smaller area to ensure

look, feel and content of the magazine.

it’s read by as many locals as possible. Local

What else can you offer local businesses? ROSS - Publishing magazines is a small part of what we offer businesses, we are also a design and marketing agency so not only can we come up with different marketing ideas, we can help with making brands shine. Whether it’s a new logo or website, an update to branding, business cards or brochures, our job is to make your business look modern, professional and appealing. GARY - We are a marketing and design company at heart, get in touch if you would like to just have a chat about ideas on marketing your business for 2020. We’ll be happy to meet you to discuss your options.

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Bishopswood Farm, Mislingford A superb individual contemporary property of approximately 7000 sq.ft set in 1.5 acres including a separate self-contained 2 bedroom annexe/home office. Built by the current owner this striking

island unit with an integral breakfast

modern

clean

area and feature lighting. The kitchen is

rendered elevations with modern glazing

open plan to the 39ft living space which

attractively set off by the contemporary

is divided into different seating areas by

landscaping. The house is entered by

the structural piers one of which includes

a light filled double height entrance

an inset modern wood burner. Two large

area with impressive curving staircase with

sets of bi-fold doors open on to the rear

glass balustrading.

terrace creating an almost entire wall of

home

offers

sharp

glazing providing wonderful views over The principle reception space is largely

the grounds.

open plan making it a superb entertaining space. units

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The house is approached by an intercom gated entrance with a sweeping drive providing ample parking. To the front there is an expanse of bark covered ground interspersed with mature trees. To the rear there is an exceptional terrace providing a

fabulous

entertaining

space

which

sweeps around and above the level lawn which is turfed in artificial grass for ease of maintenance. The terrace continues round to a sunken fire pit area whilst steps lead round to the detached annexe alongside which there is further hardstanding for an additional outbuilding to be built if required.

playroom, cinema room, formal dining area, family room, office and games room. This area would equally make a fabulous leisure suite or a further self-contained integral annexe depending on the requirements of the purchaser. On the first floor there are five bedrooms including

spacious

master

suite

with

balcony, dressing room and generous en suite bathroom with free standing bath and separate shower. Bedrooms two and three also benefit from en suite shower rooms whilst the remaining bedrooms are served by a family bathroom on this level. In addition to the main house there is also an impressive detached self-contained annexe of over 1500 sq.ft. This comprises two bedrooms and a good size bathroom

MISLINGFORD POA

alongside a fantastic 28ft open plan kitchen

H A M P TO N S I N T E R N AT I O N A L

dining sitting room.

01962 920413 | www.hamptons.co.uk

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H O M E I M P R OV E M E N T | T H E GA R D E N R O O M P EO P L E

Why is everyone building a Garden Room? We offer a first class design and installation service, creating luxury outdoor living all year round For many, the image of a Garden Room

the services. Then they will talk, discuss,

or dream. With just the garden surrounding

conjures up childhood memories of a

design, amend, finalise costs and send you

you it can be your haven to utilise as a

simple shed: functional, practical and full

the formal quotation.

stress-free zone!

of all that garden equipment that quite simply has nowhere else to go. But that is

YOUR OWN SPACE

PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING

no longer the case! In recent years, Garden

Unlike an extension, it’s a completely

Working and relaxing are important, but

Rooms have evolved into an extension

separate space, a home away from home.

let’s not forget that having fun is important

of the home, a new place to work, play,

You can use as a space to enjoy for yourself

too! A Garden Room can be the perfect

relax and embrace nature. A beautiful and

to step away from your day-to-day stressful

place to entertain friends, especially when

functional environment to call your own.

and busy household or as the modern

dealing with a typical British summer

equivalent of a “Granny Annexe” for guests

when you don’t know if it will rain or shine;

Under their Garden Room People brand,

to stay in. This is a room to escape into,

no need to cancel any gatherings! With

EOM Developments build Garden Rooms

to pick up a book and settle down with

the added benefit of high soundproofing

to clients’ specifications in heavy-duty, high

a cup of tea, practice yoga, write, create

levels, they make a great space to spend an

efficiency SIP panels on a robust steel base.

evening without annoying the neighbours.

Exactly the size you want, with everything you want inside - whether it’s a shower,

ENJOY YOUR GARDEN

bedroom, aircon, heating or soundproofing.

An extension is just that, an extension of your

Their system lets them design and build you

home, more bricks, cement and concrete

a

THE

bespoke

room;

becomes part of the garden so that you

all

can still enjoy everything you love about

fittings,

your garden, but whilst enjoying the home

choose the

finishes

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you

and

comforts that helps us to relax in style.

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WORKING FROM HOME MADE EASY

WHY CHOOSE EOM DEVELOPMENTS?

With an ever-increasing number of people

Theirs is a very different approach to

now choosing to work from home, a Garden

designing and building Garden Rooms.

Room can be the perfect place to create a

They talk to you at length to understand

home office. It creates a separation between

your likes and dislikes; understand what

work and home life allowing you to switch off

you will use the outside space for; your

at the end of the day as you leave your garden

tastes – and your budget. They will ask for

office. It also allows you to conceal any

your ideas and drawings, and copies of any

valuable work equipment away in a separate

plans you may have produced. From here

space so your home still feels like home!

their team will ask what size, shape and

Why is a Garden Room perfect for your home?

ADDS VALUE A Garden Room can add value and appeal to your home with the extra space it creates.

finish might be best suited to you. They’ll PLANNING PERMISSION GUIDE

then send you suggestions, together with

Normally, a Garden Room comes under

some initial, basic drawings/ideas.

official

guidelines

for

a

Permanent

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Development and needs no planning

Once the design is agreed they’ll send you

earn some extra money by creating

permission. Maximum Room size depends

a detailed quotation. When you accept and

a self contained annexe.

on your garden’s size. Rooms with sleeping

agree, they’ll get busy on your bespoke –

and living facilities need permission, but

and very personal – Garden Room.

they supervise all necessary formalities and the procedure is straightforward. Careful

If you’re interested in their unique new

management ensures the shortest possible

system, please have a look at the website

timescale, without causing stress while

and call them or email to start discussing

your room is built and finished.

your new Garden Room.

CREATES EXTRA SPACE The Garden Room can be used as an extra living space, for example as a play room, gym, home office, studio and much more.

GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING Your

Garden

Room

provides

a

perfect space to host a gathering for friends and family, without having to use the main house.

QUICK TO BUILD Each Garden Room is fully prefabricated in their own workshop, they’re then delivered to your site for assembly and finishing by their own professional installers.

CALL

EMAIL

WEBSITE

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Info@gardenroompeople.com

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TA L K I N G B U S I N E S S | DY B L E S E S TAT E AG E N T S

Dybles Estate Agents; award winning, local and independent Dybles are one of the leading estate agents in Winchester, we talk with Michael Dyble, Managing Director, to find out more about the award winning agency.

Can you introduce yourself to our readers please? Hello!! We are Dybles Estate Agents and we opened our office on Southgate Street in Winchester back in January 2013. We are now in our 8th year of trading and since then we have been voted the best estate agent in Winchester at the British property awards for 2 consecutive years, out grown our small office and relocated to a larger, more modern

Lily Doswell, Lisa Malone and Abbie Harris.

office close to Winchester High Street, had

Our Managing Director Michael Dyble

a re-brand from our original purple colour

spearheads the operation.

scheme to the new Dybles Charcoal and have grown to be a strong, consistent

What services do you offer?

presence in the Winchester market.

We offer the full estate agency package for residential properties, from the selling

Who makes up the team at Dybles?

and letting of homes, to in-house property

We have 2 departments at Dybles, sales

management and rent collection.

and lettings.

Jack Mantle heads up the

sales team with the support of Sophie

What is it about Dybles that sets you

What makes Winchester such a great

Botto and Donna Warr. The lettings team

apart from other agents?

place to live?

is run by Daniel Bapty who works alongside

Our genuine desire to do what is best for the

Everything.

client. We put as much attention into how

bad word to say about this great city and

a property is going to be sold as we do on

we feel so lucky to be able to help house

how our clients are going to be looked after.

hunters find their ideal home in such a

Selling or letting a property can be one of

fantastic location.

We genuinely don’t have a

the most stressful tasks in your life, we feel it is our job to make it as stress free as possible,

With the new year ahead of us what does

while providing the best outcome we can for

2020 bring for Dybles?

our vendors and landlords.

Having gone through a re-brand and moving into our lovely new premises at the

What drives your team to succeed?

tail end of 2019, we are looking forward to

Positive feedback! Knowing that we have

another year of continued growth within the

a happy client is the greatest feeling and is

business and we can’t wait to help an even

the most effective driver to help us push for

larger number of vendors and landlord sell

success we can ask for.

or let their properties in 2020.

C O N TAC T

WEBSITE

ADDRESS

01962 866644

www.dybles.com

Unit 4, Black Swan Buildings, Southgate

winchester@dybles.com

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ASK THE EXPERT

R EC R U I T M E N T | LO C A L J O B

WINCHE STER

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A S P E C I F I C AT I O N I S T H E K E Y TO A SUCCESSFUL B U I LD I N G PROJ ECT

NEW BUSINESS D E V ELO PM EN T MANAG ER

If you are planning building works then before contracts are signed it is vital that you and the

A standard week would require one day in our

Builder are on the same page when it comes to

Bournemouth office to generate leads and meetings

understanding the fine detail of the contract so

with the rest of the week out in Winchester and

that you don’t incur expensive extras or end up in a

surrounding areas meeting clients, generating and

stressful and costly dispute.

closing business.

After 20 years of trading and over 750 building

The successful applicant would be expected to

projects The Home Shop, Chesil Street, Winchester

perform the following:

have a wealth of experience when it comes to

• Generating New Business in accordance with

executing a building project that runs smoothly

agreed company targets

and a Specification is essential to relay the Clients

• Ensuring all clients are managed with exceptional

aspirations to the Builder.

care • Building relationships with local business networks

The primary purpose of the Specification is to prompt

and Chambers of Commerce

the Client to really think about what they want.

• Directing projects and providing weekly updates to management • Attending client strategy meetings

“The Home Shop use a Specification Template which

• Attending local networking and launch events, for

has been developed over many years of building

client and B2B prospects

experience. By running through the template step

• Documenting client feedback on creative and

by step we ensure that nothing is missed.”

transferring into a written and/or verbal brief • End to end account and client management

Then when the tenders are returned from the builders, because they are all pricing the same detailed

Applicants will need to have previous experience in

document, the prices can be compared like for like.

advertising sales, passion for luxury print magazines, organised, able to drive, great telephone manner and

Finally, as the specification forms part of the contract,

confident with face to face meetings and networking.

the Client and Builder will need to referred back to this document as the work progresses, as all our memories

• Salary: £24-30K Base per year (depending on

do tend to fade over time.

experience) • Bonus up to £10K

To find out more about the services offered by The

• Commission uncapped

Home Shop, visit us at www.thehomeshopltd.co.uk If you want to be part of a highly focused and fun team, T. 01962 622 633

where you can feel like your own boss, then please call Gary

E. andy@thehomeshopltd.co.uk

on 01202 287165. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

W. www.thehomeshopltd.co.uk

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I N T E R I O R S | T R A N Q U I L DAW N

Meet Tranquil Dawn - the Dulux colour of the year for 2020 The paint gurus have chosen a soothing pale green as their new star shade. Gabrielle Fagan reveals the inspiration behind the hue and how to use it. There’s always a buzz in the interiors world, when Dulux’s eagerly-awaited new Colour of the Year is announced. Now, the paint gurus have revealed their chosen hue for 2020 - the lyrically named ‘Tranquil Dawn’, a cool, hazy tone of green. “A new decade heralds a new dawn, and the hazy pale green tones of Tranquil Dawn

LEFT The Care Palette: (Top Row L-R): Chalk Dust, Borrowed Blue, Fossil Hunting: Middle (L-R): Pink Skies, Misty Mirror, Dune Grass; Bottom Row (L-R): Faded Damson, Denim Drift, Spiced Honey | Dulux/PA

ABOVE Using the Care Palette (Main Wall) Tranquil Dawn; (Window Frame) Fossil Hunting, £29.16 for 2.5L Dulux Matt Emulsoion, available at dulux.co.uk | Dulux/PA

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are calming and comforting, just when we

adds. “It pays a nod to the elements of the

need it most in our lives,” enthuses Marianne

natural landscape, and you could describe it

Shillingford, Dulux UK’s creative director.

as the colour of the space between the land and the sky.”

And a lot of thought goes into choosing which shade gets the title, as it’s a question

Why did you choose Tranquil Dawn?

of timing as well as aesthetics. “This is a

A team of expert judges, including former

colour palette for wellbeing, which we

editor-in-chief of Elle Decoration magazine,

very much need in our troubled, uncertain

Michelle Ogundehin, helped Dulux come to

times,” Shillingford adds. “When we’re

the decision on the colour.

unsettled, we long to return to the familiar, and that’s embodied by nature-inspired

“They found there was a growing desire to

colours which don’t demand too much of

find our place in a world where advances

us, and help us feel peaceful and soothed.”

in technology can make us feel increasingly disconnected from one another,” explains

So what exactly is Tranquil Dawn all

Shillingford.

about? “The new green palette is in tune with the

BELOW

interiors trend for strong green colours in the

The Creativity Palette: Tranquil Dawn, (Ceiling and

home, which has grown over the last couple

Arch);(Window frames and cupboards) Stable Gates;

of years,” explains Shillingford. “We’ve dialled

(Back Wall) Forest Shade; (Foreground Wall) Neptune

down those deep greens and instead created

Seas, Dulux Matt Emulsion, £29.16 for 2.5L, available

a softer, more gentle, smokier shade. This is a

at dulux.co.uk | Dulux/PA

neutral colour which is easy to live with,” she

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“We actually see ‘green’ coming through in everything from political movements and environmental concerns, through to dietary choices like veganism. “So this is a colour that reconnects us with nature, infusing rooms with a sense of calm, and is the perfect antidote to the pressure Tranquil Dawn Matt Emulsion painted on the ceiling | Dulux/PA

of our 24/7 digitised, full-on, sometimes manically busy world.” How will it work in my home? “It’s an easy colour to use, and ideal for people who are nervous about using colour in their homes. We’re generally a conservative bunch, so many people still have their reservations about bold colour, but Tranquil Dawn is so subtle and easy-onthe-eye,” says Shillingford. “We feel it will work for everyone and every style. Rather than a stand-out feature colour, this is one which you could totally wrap around all the walls in a space and it would look

absolutely

beautiful.

Alternatively,

pairing it with neutral pastels or rich jewel What are the different ways of using the

shades can have a totally different impact.”

colour? Dulux have also created four palettes Meaning, Play, Creativity and Care - each designed to correspond with Tranquil Dawn, showing how the shade and various combinations can be used to create different moods and atmospheres. Meaning: “This comprises neutrals working from almost black up the palest grey,” explains Shillingford. “These can create peaceful, contemplative spaces, which are also effortlessly elegant and luxurious. It’s a very simple, pared-down palette, inspired by the dawn of a cool winter’s day.” LEFT The Play Palette: Here, Tranquil Dawn on the top half of the walls is contrasted with Basically Black at the bottom, separated by a thin horizontal border in Copper Blush, available in selected stores and from dulux.co.uk | Dulux/PA

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Play: “This is a palette for a more invigorating, energising space” says Shillingford. “It’s definitely for people who are more confident with colour, as there are really amazing shades that pop. Soft, chalky Tranquil Dawn holds the other colours together and brings grown-up balance in a playful space.” Creativity: “This one’s very strong, bold and a little bit more earthy, a bit more creative,” Shillingford explains. “It’s an ideal palate if you have an eclectic mix of furniture - say a sofa from your granny and a mid-century modern chair. This palette will draw it all together and anchor it.” Care: This palette, Shillingford says, is “a warm inviting blend and less demanding of your attention, so colours that work effortlessly together. This creates a soothing, re-energising Tranquil Dawn is much brighter and

zone in a very gentle way,” she adds.

fresher than 2019’s golden Spiced Honey - why the contrast? “It’s a natural progression,” says Shillingford. “So Spiced Honey was something which put its arms around you and gave you a hug and gave you a bit of energy, but Tranquil Dawn sort of melts the walls away, it’s looking outwards and reconnecting us with outdoor spaces. Spiced Honey, which features in the new palette, was a natureinspired neutral about ochre, the earth and honey itself. Tranquil Dawn is a colour inspired by nature but more the biophilic element of nature - natural materials, plants, and creating a breezy, airy sense of space and tranquillity.” Words by Gabrielle Fagan, PA

ABOVE The Meaning Palette: Tranquil Dawn (Back and Side Wall) | Dulux/PA

LEFT Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2019 Spiced Honey (Right Hand Wall) | Dulux/PA

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FOR SALE

Vitruvius Court, Chilbolton Avenue, Winchester Prices from £760,000 Contemporary living with either a woodland outlook or a low maintenance courtyard, these homes, built by Vitruvian Homes, these properties are now all available to view through Fox & Sons.

Favourably positioned on one Winchesters premier roads, Chilbolton Avenue is conveniently located for not only the main line train station, but also easy access to the M3 motorway, central Winchester, the university and the very well respected Peter Symonds College. With only three homes remaining at this desirable address, now is a great time to come and see spacious accommodation and quality finish at Vitruvius Court. Designed over three floors, this pair of detached dwellings plus 1 end terrace property are all finished to a high specification and feature luxury fully fitted Leicht kitchens. The kitchen open plans out into light and airy family living dining space which in turn opens out to the rear gardens through bi fold doors. The kitchens come with a whole host of Bosch appliances which include two ovens one with built in microwave, warming and accessory drawer plus induction hob. Naturally there is an integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher also, plus a separate utility room. The drawing room to the front of the home enjoys a large bay with Scottish Sash style window and decadent ceiling height.

FOR A FREE MARKET APPRAISAL SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM TODAY 01962 862121 www.fox-and-sons.co.uk • 70 High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9DA

The top floor of each home is arranged as a sumptuous master suite with private bathroom, whilst on the first floor, there is a second en suited room with built in wardrobes along with two further bedrooms overlooking the rear gardens. Externally the gardens are walled to the detached homes and the large, 75 foot garden to the rear of the end terrace is fence enclosed with a woodland aspect. Each of the bathrooms, en suites & cloakrooms enjoys contemporary sanitary ware with elegant tiling and fitments. The ground floor is presented with zoned, underfloor heating throughout, whilst the upper floors have energy efficient central heating via radiators. There is a 10 year premier guarantee on the properties, with additional 30 year warranty on all windows and doors. Each property also comes with 3 allocated parking spaces. Prices for these four bedroom homes start from £760,000 for the end terrace and £775,000 for the two detached homes. Call 01962 862121 or email Winchester@fox-and-sons.co.uk for more information.


SSTC

SSTC

Chaundler Road, Abbotts Barton, Winchester, £385,000 Terrace House | Three Bedroom | Beautiful Fitted Kitchen | Walking Distance Main Line Station

SOLD

Hillside Road, Teg Down, Winchester, £500,000 Semi-Detached House | Three Good Sized Bedrooms

Alresford Drove, South Wonston, Winchester, £800,000 Detached House | Approx. 3/4 Acre Plot | Stunning countryside Views | Oak Framed Car Port | Four Bedrooms

FOR SALE

| Open Plan Kitchen/Diner | Beautiful Front & Rear Gardens | Large Driveway For Several Vehicles | Utility & Downstairs Cloakroom

FOR SALE

Kings Avenue, Stanmore, Winchester, £375,000 Mid-Terrace House | Three Double Bedrooms | Two Reception Rooms | Good Size Modern Kitchen | Block Paved Driveway | Landscaped Garden

FOR SALE

Woodlands Court, Holly Meadows, Winchester, £360,000 Ground Floor Apartment | Two Double Bedrooms | Two Private Patios | Communal Gardens | Allocated

Springvale Avenue, Kings Worthy, Winchester, Offers in excess of £850,000

Parking | NO FORWARD CHAIN

Detached Chalet Bungalow | Private Road | Five Bedrooms | Versatile accommodation | Lovely Secluded Rear Garden

FOR A FREE MARKET APPRAISAL SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM TODAY 01962 862121 www.fox-and-sons.co.uk • 70 High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9DA


F E AT U R E D P R O P E R T Y | FOX & S O N S

Pardown, Oakley Fox and sons are delighted to bring to the market this charming family home which was constructed in 2000 by the current owners to an outstanding specification. Tucked away on the prestigious lane of Pardown in Oakley, this detached property boasts five double bedrooms four of which are en-suite. On the ground floor there is a sizeable entrance hall leading into the two family rooms, one of which features a stunning log fire. There is a study, dining room, downstairs cloakroom, utility and a beautifully fitted kitchen with centre island unit with doors leading out from the kitchen onto the beautifully landscaped garden.

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To the first floor there is a stunning landing with a feature stained glass window, leading to the first four bedrooms, the master has a large walk in wardrobe and an en-suite with twin basin and both bath and shower. To the second floor the loft space has been converted into an additional bedroom with large velux windows making it feel light and airy. This stunning individual house also has potential for extension as the current owner has obtained planning permission for a two storey addition to the rear, these documents can be found at Oakley and Deane parish council website. This beautiful house really needs to be

OAKLEY POA

viewed to fully appreciate its flexible

FOX & S O N S

accommodation and top quality finish.

01962 862121 | www.fox-and-sons.co.uk

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W H AT ’ S O N | W I N C H EST E R C AT H E D R A L

Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation Explore Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation, our stunning new national lottery funded exhibition in the south transept. Winchester Cathedral is a living monument to the heritage of England and is one of the most historically signifi cant buildings in Britain. Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation unlocks Winchester Cathedral’s captivating stories and reveals some of the nation’s greatest treasures.

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other generous supporters, a spectacular new three-level exhibition space in the South Transept takes visitors through over 1,000 years of history, whilst off ering awe-inspiring views of the Cathedral. There are four exciting galleries to explore: A SCRIBE’S TALE The Winchester Bible is the largest and finest of all surviving 12th-century English bibles. Discover the inspiring story of how and why the Winchester Bible was made, and admire its exquisite illuminated initials and elaborate decorative schemes.

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secrets hidden within the Cathedral’s mortuary chests, meet influential AngloSaxon kings in the city from which they ruled and discover the role of Winchester’s Anglo-Saxon and Norman cathedrals in the birth of a nation. Admission to Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation is included in your annual pass. Visit the Cathedral website for more information

and

opening

times:

www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk Words & images courtesy of Winchester Cathedral

THE MEZZANINE Explore the realities of monastic life at

Winchester

a

fascinating

Cathedral rolling

Priory

programme

with of

displays from the Cathedral archives. The Mezzanine also provides access to the remarkable 17th-century Morley Library and its outstanding collection of books, which have remained in their current location for over 400 years. DECODING THE STONES Unlock

the

mysteries

of

Winchester

Cathedral, a building which has been created, centuries

destroyed of

and

struggle

remade

and

Civil

over War.

Decoding the Stones tells the story of the Cathedral itself, linking modern restoration works and contemporary craftspeople with their medieval predecessors. THE BIRTH OF A NATION Winchester played a unique role in shaping early English history, and Old Minster, the Anglo-Saxon Cathedral, lay at the centre of its foundation. Join us on an intriguing journey of discovery as we unearth the

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connells.co.uk

Garbett Road, Winchester

OIRO ÂŁ350,000

Offered with no onward chain this excellent three bedroom house situated in a popular residential location. This lovely home benefits from spacious accommodation throughout, a low maintenance rear garden and conservatory. EPC Rating: C

Northlands Drive, Winchester

ÂŁ270,000

This upper floor apartment is offered to the market with a suited onward chain, situated within a short walking distance to Winchester city centre and mainline railway station. Comprising two bedrooms, bathroom, fitted kitchen and lounge, balcony, shared garage and resident parking. EPC Rating: C

01962 864 444 | winchester@connells.co.uk Westgate Chambers 82 High Street Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP


connells.co.uk

Stockbridge Road, Kings Somborne

£680,000

This unique detached home offers quirky accommodation over three floors, impressive gardens and detached double garage with driveway parking. The property offers truly versatile living space with the added benefit of an attic room, handy lower ground floor bedroom with ensuite WC; plus attic storage space above the detached double garage. EPC Rating: E

Waverley Drive, South Wonston

£475,000

Attractive four bedroom detached family home on an established development in the popular village of South Wonston. With accommodation over two floors, including a family-oriented ‘L’ shaped kitchen/ dining room, spacious sitting room, downstairs cloakroom plus four bedrooms; the property also benefits from an enclosed rear garden, single garage and ample driveway parking. EPC Rating: D

01962 864 444 | winchester@connells.co.uk Westgate Chambers 82 High Street Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP


TA L K I N G B U S I N E S S | M A R V E L LO U S P R

Property Developers Need PR and Social Media NOW! If you are a property developer building anything from one individual house to a scheme of 20-30 then this is aimed at you!

Whilst a couple of the ‘big boys’ of the

There’s a vast target audience for your

property development world recover from

product and consequently huge revenue

some bad PR, and news tells us that house

potential for your business, but money can

prices have held up better than forecast

often be tied up in your land and you need

despite the Brexit rollercoaster, it’s a

to get it sold as fast as you can! So how can

growing market!

your target audience hear about you and what you can provide for them in the most cost effective way possible? PR! Market leaders in property development have got their dominance and remain in the forefront of their buyers’ minds through the PR techniques they use. How do we know that? Because we are the ones who have DONE their PR. We

have

spent

the

past

30

years

ensconced in the property market, working

so we know your target audience, how they think, when, why and how they buy.

with developers of all sizes, across all levels, We know what PR techniques work and, importantly, which don’t work, so we make sure our clients’ PR budgets work profitably for them! We also know exactly what the journalists that will print your stories are looking for.

A B OV E Lucy Matthews

TOP LEF T This picture was used to show the launch of a new development, inviting press to see the model/layout of the proposed site to gain early PR

LEFT Pictured here is Nicki Chapman (centre) with Bill Gair CEO of Renaissance Villages (left) and Iwan Jones Managing Director of Renaissance Villages

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Graham

Norwood,

freelance

property

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Making dance accessible to everyone! Liberate Dance is a newly launched wheelchair dance company based in Winchester, Hampshire set up through the charity ‘Momentum’. Liberate is run by best friends Amanda

outlet that dance had given her. She

based. The aim of Liberate Dance is to

Watkinson and Vickie Simmonds. Both

became inspired by Chelsie Hill and the LA

make dance accessible for wheelchair

girls are passionate about dance, but when

Rollettes, and her passion to learn to dance

users, to celebrate the freedom and

Vickie lost all movement in her legs, she

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movement a wheelchair brings to people

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Danlos

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Syndrome, a group of disorders that affect

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fully wheelchair based, from Hip-Hop to

connective tissues supporting the skin,

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bones, blood vessels, and many other

Liberate Dance was born.

as a way to create new movements through

Vickie

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are run on Saturdays at Unit 12, a community

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venue in Winchester.

wheelchair user.

opportunity to bring dance to all wheelchair users in a more accessible way’.

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European cities that might actually be better in winter Try one of these city breaks over the colder months, urges Luke Rix-Standing. It's around this time of year that holidaymakers tend to pack their ski gear and head for the Alps, or roll up their swimming shorts and hop on a plane south. Tourists tend to go full freeze or super sunny, and European city breaks, so popular during summer, are casually abandoned. It's a real shame, because winter brings its own magical qualities to many of Europe's metropolises. These delightful destinations prove beyond doubt that the city break is a holiday for all seasons... Innsbruck, Austria Nicknamed "the Capital of the Alps", this mountainous metropolis in Western Austria serves up the ultimate skiholiday-city-break combo. With a reliable dusting of snow and summits on all sides, Innsbruck is dripping with wintry aesthetic, and the charm of the Old Town and grandeur of the Imperial Palace provide plenty of interest for those that prefer to keep their feet at street level. For the rest of us, the surrounding mountains house a whopping 13 ski resorts, all included in a single ski pass. Prague, Czech Republic A succession of cobbled streets, medieval facades and jagged spires, the capital of the Czech Republic is laced in a Gothic, fairy-tale aesthetic that fits with winter like a warm leather glove. The stag parties and hen dos

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BELOW Prague, Czech Republic | iStock/PA

have long since departed, and the stews and soups that dominate Czech cuisine were born to be slurped by an open fire. Charles Bridge looks especially magical when lamplit and snow-flecked, the black-brick Old Town looks delightfully eerie beneath darkened skies, and Czech beer is a world-renowned winner at any time of year. Seville, Spain Think 'south of Spain' and you probably instantly imagine summer beach holidays. But Seville is almost 50 miles inland and offers a very different getaway, thanks to its exemplary Moorish architecture, a host of public art pieces and disarmingly friendly locals. A delightful city to wander in, the Andalucian capital averages 36C highs through July and August, compared to a mild mid-winter 16C. So head here in the colder months to enjoy wandering the streets without any danger of the cobblestones cooking your soles through your sandals.

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Florence, Italy What do the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace, and the Basilica of Santa Croce all have in common? First, they're all in Florence, second, they're all world-famous sites of cultural interest, and third, they're all indoors. From Michelangelo's David to Botticelli's Primavera, Florence boasts an embarrassment of artistic riches, and you could spend an entire lifetime of rainy days exploring its Renaissance masterpieces. Lisbon, Portugal If you're really determined to dodge cold temperatures, winter in Lisbon feels like everybody else's spring. In darkest February the city is positively balmy with averages of nine to 15 degrees, and boasts an extra two hours of daylight over Northern Europe.

You'll be glad of the leftover light: The Portuguese capital comes complete with contemporary art collections, scrumptious seafood, and views from the city's seven scenic hills. Reykjavik, Iceland In summer, Iceland is not the chilly land its name suggests - instead visitors are met with acres of green pasture and temperatures in the teens. Only in winter does it earn its branding. A snowball's throw

from

soaring

glaciers,

jagged

ice

caves

and bubbling geysers, best seen by dog sled or snowmobile, the capital Reykjavik becomes the polar playground of your dreams, despite lying just outside the Arctic Circle.

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Venice, Italy There's an obvious hypocrisy to complaining about other tourists, but in mid-August Venice is almost literally sinking under the weight of the influx. The historic centre of the city has around 50,000 permanent residents but receives around 20 million visitors a year, many of them piling in on cruise ships during the high season. The City of Bridges faces the unenviable Catch-22 of being steadily wrecked by, but also financially dependent on, tourism so visiting in winter is a win-win. You can cruise the gorgeous canals in comparative calm, while the city enjoys a helpful redistribution of income and footfall.

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Bergen, Norway A

UNESCO

World

funicular cable car. The views of the city and sea beyond Heritage

city

on

Norway's

from the mountain's floodlit cross-country trails are

southwestern coast, Bergen is where you go to do

spectacular. Some winters bring wonderful amounts of

winter 'properly' with temperatures touching zero.

snow - and the cable car becomes a handy ski lift.

The floodlit roads are peppered with boutique cafes

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The flagship attraction is the nearby Mount Fl0yen,

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Gennaro Contaldo spreads the joy of pasta Prudence Wade speaks to the Italian chef about his favourite food, and why he’s dedicated an entire cookbook to it.

As Jamie Oliver’s right-hand man, we’ve

Contaldo has lived in England for 50 years

come to know Gennaro Contaldo rather

now, but his love of Italian cuisine is as

intimately: Exuberant, passionate - and as

strong as ever; his latest cooking book is

Italian as pasta alla puttanesca.

dedicated entirely to the country’s national dish - pasta. He’s written or contributed to

Within minutes of meeting Contaldo, it

more than 10 books now, so it was perhaps

becomes clear this isn’t an act he puts

high time he produced one that’s all about

on for the camera. The 70-year-old chef

his favourite food.

is exactly how he is on-screen: Warm, full of energy, and able to talk about food for

PASTA IS LOVE

hours. He’s even set up a little bit of home

Contaldo can’t help but wax lyrical about

in his London back yard - a rustic outdoor

pasta. For him, it’s so much more than just

Italian kitchen, complete with a wood-

food - it represents home, family and love.

burning oven and vines growing around it. Unfortunately, East London grapes don’t

“To me, the only way to remind me of

make the best wine, so he settles for using

childhood is my mother, my father and my

them for vinegar instead.

sister making fresh pasta,” he says wistfully. “It’s very romantic. Fresh pasta for me means warmness and family, like a wood fired oven when it’s cold.” This gets him talking about Minori, the town on the Italian Amalfi Coast where he grew up. “I remember there used to be pastificio [pasta factory] - there was only one in my home town, it was on the promenade by the sea,” Contaldo reminisces. He thinks back to how this pastificio used to stand two poles on the promenade, with long strings of spaghetti hanging between them to dry - which is pretty much the most stereotypical Italian scene you can imagine. A B OV E Gennaro?s Pasta Perfecto! by Gennaro Contaldo | PA Photo/ Pavilion Books/David Loftus

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Contaldo can’t even remember how he learned to make pasta, because it’s been around him his whole life. “I could almost have been a spaghetti!” he says, exploding with laughter. With such fond memories of homemade pasta growing up, it felt natural that Contaldo would carry this love into his adult life - and he wants other people to share in this warmth. The process, he says, is “nice if you have a family, a boyfriend, a lover, a mother, a father, children - you come home, it takes a minute to mix it, then you roll it out”.

He has a huge amount of national pride in

This doesn’t mean people don’t mess

pasta, which becomes abundantly clear

it up, but Contaldo is clear about the

At its core, Contaldo thinks pasta is a “symbol

when he starts reeling off long lists of all

most common mistakes to watch out for.

of love”, but it helps that “also it tastes good”,

the different varieties there are - something

“Overcooked pasta,” he says with a grimace.

he adds with his signature chuckle.

which lasts a very long time and he does

“Sometimes it’s so much overcooked that

more than once during our conversation.

it’s like glue. Another mistake is putting too

PASTA IS ITALY

much sauce on it - 150g of sauce is enough

Much of the book explores the history

“I discover a new way of making pasta

for 100g of pasta.” There’s a reason why

of pasta, and the different recipes from

almost every month,” he adds, without even

pasta should be cooked al dente too, which

various regions in Italy. “The Italians are very

a hint of boastfulness.

in Italian means ‘to the tooth’. If it’s slightly

proud because everyone makes their own

under-cooked, Contaldo says: “You chew

version of pasta, but at the end it’s all the

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longer, and when you chew longer it tastes

same,” says Contaldo.

Much of the book is dedicated to dried pasta

better and has more flavour. It also helps

- something which Contaldo loves, as long as

with your digestion.”

For him, it was particularly important to pay

you make sure to buy a proper Italian product.

tribute to the different regions and histories

He advises you make sure the packet

Contaldo’s final word on all things pasta?

of each dish. “History is culture,” Contaldo

says “durum wheat, semolina and water,

“Pasta doesn’t make you fat,” he says with

explains. “And you have to respect the

because most of the pasta you buy from the

a chuckle. “It’s the sauce you put on top.”

traditions and the cultures of people. When

supermarket is just semolina and water”.

you make fresh pasta, it’s in celebration,”

Gennaro’s Pasta Perfecto! by Gennaro

he adds. “Even breaking one egg is a

But what he really wants to do is encourage

Contaldo, photography by David Loftus, is

celebration.”

people to make their own. For some reason,

published by Pavilion Books, priced £18.99.

whipping up fresh pasta has the reputation

Available now.

It’s been a long time since he lived in Italy,

of being labour-intensive and tricky, which

so Contaldo uses cooking to connect him

couldn’t be further from the truth. More

with his homeland. “When you grow up,

than once, Contaldo reels off the basic

move to different countries perhaps, when

pasta recipe (which is literally just eggs and

you fancy a bit of fresh pasta, you know

flour), proclaiming how “easy” it is - and not

how to make it,” he says.

to mention cheap.

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L E F T Spirali pasta with citrus pesto | PA Photo/David Loftus R I G H T Fresh tonnarelli pasta with cheese and black pepper | PA Photo/David Loftus

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Spirali Pasta with Citrus Pesto SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE

Using a sharp knife, segment the peeled oranges by cutting between the segment walls,

2 oranges, peeled

discarding the pith but keeping any juice that collects.

2tbsp capers 1tsp dried oregano

Put the segments and juice into a large bowl, add the capers, oregano, garlic and a pinch

1 garlic clove, peeled and left whole

of salt, stir to combine and leave to infuse for about 10 minutes while you prepare the other

325g spirali pasta

ingredients.

A large handful of basil leaves 50g blanched almonds

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the spirali until al dente (check

50g cup shelled pistachio nuts

the instructions on your packet for cooking time).

2tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Sea salt

Put the basil leaves, almonds, pistachio nuts, olive oil and the infused orange mixture into a

Zest of 1 orange, to serve

food processor and blitz until smooth and creamy.

Zest of 1 lemon, to serve Drain the spirali, mix with the citrus pesto and serve immediately, sprinkled with the orange and lemon zest.

Fresh Tonnarelli Pasta with Cheese & Black Pepper SERVES 4

Make the pasta dough. Put the flour into a large mixing bowl or heap on a clean work surface. Make a well in the centre, add the eggs and mix well together to form a dough. Wrap in cling film and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until required. Roll the pasta dough out to a thickness of about 3mm or to setting number four of your pasta machine. Feed the dough through the thick spaghetti attachment for your pasta machine. Cover the pasta with a damp dish towel and set aside while you make the sauce. INGREDIENTS

For the pasta dough:

Heat a large dry frying pan over a high heat and briefly toast the peppercorns. Transfer the

200g Italian ‘00’ pasta flour, sifted

peppercorns to a pestle and mortar and crush until fine. Put the crushed pepper back into

2 large free-range organic eggs

the frying pan, but keep off the heat.

For the tonnarelli with Pecorino Romano

Put the Pecorino cheese into a bowl and set aside. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to

and black pepper:

the boil, add the tonnarelli pasta and cook for just under two minutes, until al dente. As the

2tbsp black peppercorns

pasta begins to cook, scoop out a ladleful of the pasta water and add to the frying pan with

160g Pecorino Romano, very finely grated,

the pepper, set over a medium heat. Take another couple of ladlefuls of pasta water and add

plus extra for sprinkling

the bowl with the Pecorino, mixing well until you obtain a creamy mixture.

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper When the pasta is cooked, use a pair of tongs to transfer it to the frying pan. Increase the heat to high and cook for one minute. Remove the frying pan from the heat, add the cheesy mixture to the pasta and mix until well combined. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of grated Pecorino and some more freshly ground black pepper.

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L E F T Penne with Trapanese-style peppers from Gennaro’s Pasta Perfecto! by Gennaro Contaldo | PA Photo/David Loftus

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Penne with Trapanese Style Peppers SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

Preheat the oven to 180°C fan/200°C/400°F/gas mark 6. Put the yellow (bell) peppers into

3 yellow (bell) peppers

a roasting pan and dry-roast in the hot oven for about 35 minutes, until the skin is golden-

4 oval-shaped tomatoes, such as San

brown and the peppers have softened.

Marzano 4tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Meanwhile, bring some water to the boil. Submerge the tomatoes in the boiling water for

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

two minutes, then drain, remove the skins and seeds, and finely chop the flesh. Set aside.

1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 red (bell) pepper, thinly sliced

When the yellow peppers are ready, carefully remove the skins and seeds, and roughly

350g penne pasta

chop the flesh. Set aside.

A handful of parsley or basil, finely chopped

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan (skillet) over a medium heat, add the garlic and chilli,

40g Pecorino, shaved

and sweat for one minute. Add the red (bell) peppers and continue to cook for about 10

Sea salt

minutes, until the peppers have softened. Stir in the roasted yellow peppers and tomatoes, add some salt and stir-fry over a high heat for one minute. Reduce the heat back to medium, cover with a lid and cook for about 10 minutes, while you cook the pasta. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta until al dente (check the instructions on your packet for cooking time). Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the peppers along with a little of the cooking water and mix well to combine while still on the heat. Stir in the parsley, then remove from the heat and serve with shavings of Pecorino cheese.

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and the hostile work environments that

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In a very not black and white (way) she

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Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon attending Apple’s the

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I know everyone is trying to figure out this

from the ground up so that felt very new

new “normal” and the clumsiness of it and

and exciting.

the messiness of it and the things you’re

just a little older?

The show explores some huge themes, from gender inequality and sexism to

forbidden to say behind closed doors - so I

ageism. How willing were Apple TV+ in

The drama explores the #metoo era. It

offering up that platform?

must have felt like quite a responsibility

RW: They were really willing to let us explore

to do justice to the women who have

RW: I think when you get to the place that

and those are all really big topics so we

spoken out?

I’m at or Jen’s at, it’s important that we

wanted to really trust the company we

RW: I’m enormously grateful to the women

advocate for others because it doesn’t

worked with.

who spoke up and exposed the harassment

work if it’s just for us.

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It’s opening the door for other people so

Both of you serve as executive producers

As for your friends years, it’s fair to say

I’m enormously proud to be in this position,

on the morning show. Is the tide changing

fans were excited by this reunion.

I take it very seriously.

when it comes towards equality in

JA: We are still trying to figure out what it

Hollywood productions?

was about it (Friends) that had such an

JA: We have so much more to do. Twenty

RW: Women are stepping up into leadership

impact but I think it was the support of

years ago, 30 years ago, that’s when they

positions but it’s definitely a gender-

friendship and how important that was.

were sending women out to pasture - we’re

balanced production. We had just as many

And we didn’t have cellphones!

just getting started.

men as women and I think that is great, we

Jennifer, you said this is the most creative

are finally getting to parity, which is really

RW: It’s so beloved, it’s like people love you in

nice.

such a way that is so deep and personal to

you’ve felt in a while. What’s changed?

them. Somebody was saying their husband

JA: Just experience. I’m a late bloomer, I

It was quite a few years later (after Friends)

proposed in a way that a character on Friends

guess, in terms of feeling excited about

so we had different experience, but it was

proposed and I was so moved by that. It’s a

what my potential is.

great to be in a producer position now

profound piece of raising people and culture.

because we have learned so much and we

I think everybody wants that in their lives,

have a lot to add.

friends like that. I love it - whenever it’s on, I

I know that sounds like something I should have figured out a while ago but I think (it’s) because opportunities are more.

stop and stare at it. It makes me feel good. A B OV E Photo from The Morning Show. Pictured: Reese Witherspoon as

The Morning Show is available now on

We have more opportunities and I’ve been

Bradley Jackson, Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy, Steve Carell as

Apple TV+.

very, very blessed and fortunate to still be

Mitch Kessler | PA Photo/Courtesy of Apple TV+

here doing what I really love to do.

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Ways to give your home a luxe look for less Some clever styling and attention to detail doesn’t have to break the bank. By Luke RixStanding. Cost and quality are often related - but not all of the time. You can spend millions on renovations and be left ruing poor design choices,for example. Or you can be spend savvy and create the illusion of luxury for less. Like the sound of that? Here’s 9 ways to have your home look lavishly luxuriant, whatever your budget... Embrace minimalism Luxury does not have to mean crystal chandeliers and lashings of gold leaf. In fact, it can be quite the reverse a pared back, white-washed aesthetic can look modern in all the right ways, while too much clutter can look oldfashioned and lived-in in all the wrong ways. It’s a basic design rule that sometimes less is more, and there’s no greater luxury than good taste and styling. Giving your space the Marie Kondo treatment costs nothing, but could instantly make a space feel more curated (and calm!).

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A dash of paint

Bet on green

Your paintwork provides the backdrop against which

Excluding bulbous cacti and foul-smelling corpse lilies,

your whole interior is judged, so it’s hard to overestimate

vegetation lends a feeling of freshness and elegance

the invigorating effects of a new layer. You may want to

to any room. It is almost impossible to feel stuffy when

debut a bold new colour, or - if you’re feeling very brave

surrounded by living leaves, and a few well-placed

- try out a pattern, but even a simple re-application will

plants can give your home the same restorative feeling

work wonders.

you get when you step outside into nature.

All paintwork starts to chip, flake and fade eventually,

From simple rubber plants to elaborate orchids, study

and most paint jobs look their age, so this can be a sure-

after study has linked green exposure to feelings of

fire route to major makeover.

calm and contentment - indoors and outdoors alike.

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Use layered lighting A room illuminated by a single diffuse light source will look monochrome bland, so create contrast by texturing your rooms with multiple light sources, trained on focal points like tables or beds. Householders never have enough mood lighting. Drop by your local megastore, pick out some lovely-looking but budget-friendly lamps, and distribute them evenly around you home. You could even invest in a dimmer switch - a status symbol as well as a practical gadget. Mount your television It looks satisfyingly hi-tech, removes an electronic eyesore by banishing tangled wires, and echoes the aesthetic of a high-quality hotel. We advise professional installation for all but the most sure-handed DIY-ers, but the bracket itself needn’t cost more than £20-£30.

ABOVE A room with lots of accent lighting | iStock/PA

LEFT A room with a large mirror | iStock/PA

RIGHT A room with large curtains and colourful cushions | iStock/PA

TOP RIGHT A room with a modern chandelier and themed artwork | iStock/PA

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Mirror, mirror Mirrors have been a longtime go-to for designers looking to create a sense of space, and a large unit can add a tremendous sense of depth to even the pokiest shoe-box. Hanging a mirror opposite an entrance can make a room appear almost literally twice the size, while mounting one opposite a window will send natural light bouncing around the space. If a room looks luxurious, so too will its reflection. Cushions and curtains Fabrics are your best friend when trying to look lavish, and long, floor-length curtains lend a room a soft, well-furnished feel. Flashy finery and throw pillows are synonymous with indulgence, and are comfy to the skin and the eyes. They can be expensive but they don’t need to be - choose wisely and bog-standard cushion covers and high-street drapes will serve your living room just fine.

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Create vignettes

woollen rug over a hardwood floor, beneath the metal

A single matchbox on a coffee table is clutter; a curated

legs of a plywood table, stocked with ceramic pots

arrangement of matchboxes is a vignette. Organised

or ornaments.

tablescapes can consist of almost anything - seashells, pine cones, bowls of baubles and bric-a-brac - and lend

Luxurious spaces do not happen by accident, so the

an air of elegance to even the most ordinary living room.

more co-ordinated a space seems, the more upmarket

They’re luxurious because they’re so unnecessary, and

it will feel.

a well-placed vignette is a sure-fire conversation starter. Words by Luke Rix-Standing, PA Low colour, high texture Using a coherent colour palette looks elegant,

ABOVE

tasteful and thought-through, so add contrast and

A room with varied textures and a consistent colour scheme |

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The Ripples brand has represented quality bathroom design for more than 30 years. The talented team at Ripples Winchester boast decades of experience between them and, with backgrounds in interior design and architectural technology, they have the vision to turn your dreams into reality. Whether you are seeking an elegant ensuite, storage-packed family bathroom or indulgent spa-style retreat, Ripples will create a totally bespoke design. Speaking from experience It begins with a consultation to discuss your needs. Walking you around the showroom, the designer gets a feel for your likes and dislikes, they are experts in getting to know you and the way you use your bathroom so they can create the perfect solution. Designer Caroline Greig explains that this phase is never rushed: “We really take our time with the client, ensuring they relax with fresh coffee and homemade biscuits, while we explore their needs, inspirations and budget�.

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TRENDING IN 2020 AND B E YO N D The

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they could help you make your

provides a deeper understanding of their

the temperature in a chilly north-facing

bathroom fabulous in 2020.

personality and style, we can then make

bathroom with clever use of colour. Or give

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correct”.

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Love food? Create your own herb garden Even if you have the smallest plot or just a balcony windowsill, grow herbs to perk up your food. Follow our guide to winning combinations. If you love fresh herbs in your cooking, now is the time to plan a herb garden filled with deliciously fragrant, scented and colourful plants, which will add flavour to your menu. The dormant period of winter is the perfect time to prepare the ground, order seeds and get out your tape measure and notebook out. Now’s the moment to decide how much space you have to devote to a herb garden - even if it’s just on a balcony - where it needs to be situated and what plants are needed. Small spaces Tim Evans, horticulture buying manager at Wyevale Garden Centres, whose herbs are all UK-grown, advises that, in small spaces “you won’t want any more than three herbs in the same pot because otherwise they will compete with one another.”

A B OV E A mixture of herbs including thyme | Thinkstock/PA

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Combinations

Best compost

“Try to select a combination of woody herbs with seed-

The best compost for growing herbs in containers is

raised ones - have a rosemary, which you’ll use regularly

John Innes No. 3, says Evans.

[when] roasting lamb or chicken, curly parsley and chives. They can go into a container together and just

“It’s got soil and loam in it, which doesn’t dry out as

replant them once every two years,” Evans suggests.

quickly as peat-based compost,” - particularly in spring and summer he notes. “Windowsill troughs shouldn’t

“The rosemary will keep going, the chives and the

be much smaller than 30cm and twice the depth of the

parsley will slow during the cooler months, but should

pot which the herb comes in,” he adds. “Don’t let plants

come back. Invest in a standard bay tree - there’s all you

become too congested.”

need for Bolognese and other Italian cooking, and it’s A sunny spot

also architectural, as well as a food source.”

As many herbs enjoy hot, dry conditions and wellOther combinations might include a selection of

drained fertile soil, your herb garden is best off in a

thymes, which are low-growing, and sages, which

sunny south-facing position, with added protection

are quite high, he suggests. Choose colour contrasts,

from north and east winds.

pairing lemon thymes with common thymes and purple sage. Herbs which can easily be grown from seed

If your soil is heavy, dig in some grit to improve drainage

include: Sweet basil, salad rocket, dill, coriander, chives,

and you should achieve better results.

fennel, lovage, chervil and caraway. You need to take note of the surroundings as any There are others which you may have to buy as plants,

herb garden should blend in with the rest of your plot,

including: Lemon balm, curry plant, mint, rosemary,

and note changes in levels and where shadows fall at

sage, bay and French tarragon.

different times of the day.

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Keep them close to the house Of course, as you will be using herbs in the kitchen, the garden should be as near to the house as possible. Don’t plant your herbs at the end of the garden because you won’t want to traipse all that way just for a sprig of rosemary for your roast lamb. If, however, you can’t plant a herb garden too near your kitchen, make sure there is easy access to it by path or stepping stones, so that the soil is not walked on. For those with limited space, a few herbs in pots on the patio will suffice. But those who have larger gardens might opt for a more elaborate, formal garden in a geometric shape, framed by low hedges or paths. Such formal gardens look particularly impressive from above, so place it where it may be overlooked from an upstairs window.

Border options Try creating a cartwheel pattern, with each section planted with a different herb, using bricks to represent the spokes of the wheel. Alternatively, you could just add some herbs to your existing border, but check the height they will reach once fully grown - angelica, for instance, grows up to 2m (6ft), so needs to be placed near the back of the border. Keep invasive herbs potted Beware of planting invasive plants such as mint and lemon balm straight into the ground. It’s best to leave them in their pots in the ground if you want to keep them contained. Words by Hannah Stephenson, Press Association

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LEFT Thyme | Hannah Stephenson/PA

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Celebrating 20 years of Reformed Plastics Congratulations

20-year

sustainable due to the likes of David

Anniversary! You must be excited to

on

your

Attenborough highlighting the impact of

reach this landmark year?

single use plastics on the environment.

Yes, we’re really pleased to reach our 20th Anniversary. We’ve definitely come a long

What makes the job you do so important

way since our early days. We started in

to you?

our family garage and have faced many

Simply and honestly, we do what we do in

setbacks and challenges over the years,

the hope we make a positive and lasting

but we have now established a skilled,

impact on the lives of our customers as well

experienced and cohesive team working in

as benefit the direct and wider environment

a large workshop and yard covering a total

for which they live.

of 10,000 sq.ft on the Parley Court Estate. Meet the team (pictured below left to right) Hard work does pay off and we’re pleased

Philipi, Senior Product Fabricator; David,

that the popularity of our products has

Resource & Sales Director; Andre, Workshop

increased significantly, as well as the

& Yard Manager; Martyn, Founder & Director;

awareness in the media to be more

Sam, Product Fabricator.

Do you have any particular projects that stand out over the years? LILLIPUT DECK - During the Summer heatwave of 2018 we undertook one of our largest projects to date with the install of a 100 sq. meter deck. If truth be told, it provided our team with its challenges at times due to having to work under the intense heat of that particular summers sun, as well as a few additions to the project here and there along the way. But as you can see we delivered a very smart and sophisticated garden deck that looks out onto a stunning view of Poole Harbour. ST. JOSEPH’S PLAY TRAIL - Over the years we’ve worked extensively with St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Christchurch, Dorset. The brilliant relationship we’ve built began at the end of 2015 when we were approached by the head of the school’s PTA to design and build a brand new and extended Trim Trail for their play area in replacement of the old wooden one that had been condemned due to extensive rot, wear and tear. We worked closely with the school to understand and deliver a new and improved trim trail that fulfilled their brief and budget

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From

concept

to

completion,

our

experienced and dedicated team based at our Parley workshop will make it their mission, for you to get the most out of your outdoor space for the best price possible. Also due to the ever-increasing importance to recycle and protect the environment, the plastic used is recycled in the UK and is the perfect alternative to wood. Our aims are to help rebuild the environment by utilising a commodity, which people would otherwise just throw away, and so turn what to some would be rubbish into a valuable product for everybody. What does 2020 hold in store for Reformed Plastics? It’s fair to say that business and industry has been challenged of late due to political and economic uncertainty. However we believe that 2020 will be a year of exciting opportunities and we’re looking forward to that was successfully installed during a

For anyone who may not know can you

rather cold and wet Easter break in 2016.

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The Headteacher loved the end result we

At Reformed Plastics we offer a wide

provided and sent us these kind words

range of standard products from benches

upon completion:

to bollards, and decking to dining sets

all that this new year has in-store, including new partnerships, new projects and new products that we have in the pipeline.

and more, all manufactured from 100% “Dear David, I would like to thank you and

recycled plastics!

your team for the great job you’ve done on our trim trail. Throughout the development

However

of this project we have enjoyed working

everything to order, we’re able to customise

with you and felt every confidence in your

products to your bespoke requirements in

professional approach. Wishing you and

a variety of colours, sizes and styles. And if

the team a good Easter, and thanks once

you can’t find what you are looking for from

again, especially for working above and

our standard range, we have the flexibility

beyond with such a tight deadline.”

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M OTO R I N G N E WS Nick Fletcher tells us the latest news on all things motoring.

REVISED HONDA CIVIC Honda has revealed a range of upgrades for the 2020 Civic, including exterior styling enhancements and improvements to the infotainment system. Upgrades also include full LED headlight clusters, and redesigned LED daytime running lights that follow the dynamic lines of the styling blades. New 16-inch alloy wheels are available for the entry-level model, while mid- and top-range models can be styled with sporty ëShark Greyí 17-inch alloys for customers wanting a more dramatic look. The interior of the Civic has been upgraded with the inclusion of new textured interior panels that reinforce the premium ambience. The Civic retains its existing range of engines, offering 1.0 and 1.5 litre petrol units and a 1.6 litre diesel, with CVT or six-speed manual transmissions. Safety systems incorporate Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System and Traffic Sign Recognition.

R O A D T E S T: P E U G E O T 5 0 8 S W G T In recent years French manufacturer Peugeot has been transforming its brand image and its latest 508 SW GT is a fine example of what has been achieved in creating a desirable upmarket model, writes NICK FLETCHER. The 508 SW estate car - a sleek fastback version is also available - takes on comparable estate rivals such as the Volkswagen Passat, Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb and makes a distinct impression with its stand-out styling, generous standard equipment list and engaging driving dynamics. The SW range starts at £27,630 with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid versions in the line-up and my upper-range GT test version had a 2.0 litre turbodiesel unit and 8-speed auto gearbox. With 175 hp under the bonnet, the 0-60 mph time is just 8.4 seconds and top speed 144 mph. Average fuel economy is 48.0 mpg and emissions 112 g/km. Underway, this model – costing £38,830 - performs superbly, its taut chassis and well-weighted steering providing a real sporty sensation. The active suspension is slightly firmer for reassuring cornering composure but it does not compromise ride comfort. Visually the car offers more dramaticstyling not usually prevalent in the family car sector

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and its potent stance and eagerly responsive performance help set it apart from class rivals. The cabin also has an upmarket look with quality materials, nicely contoured leather seating and an eye-catching dashboard which has piano-key switches for main functions and a smaller than usual steering wheel with a digital instrument pane l above it. Standard kit on the test version includes 3D sat-nav, smart-phone charging plate, connectivity features, front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera, premium audio system, adaptive cruise control, lane positioning assist, driver attention alert, electric tailgate and cornering headlights. The 508 SW can comfortably seat five though rear headroom is slightly limited for taller occupants due to the sloping roof-line. Boot space of 530 litres is very good and expandable to an impressive 1,780 litres by dropping the rear seats. Competition is keen in the estate car sector but few if any can offer the sheer sporting style and panache of the 508 SW which brings a dash of flair and exuberance to a class usually noted only for practicality.


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R O A D T E S T: L E X U S U X 2 5 0 H Lexus is set to make an impact in the crowded SUV sector with its new UX hybrid model which unlike many rivals is able to run on electricity alone for short distances, writes NICK FLETCHER.

However, the overall package on offer will be fine for the vast majority of buyers who will paying due attention to the kudos of the Lexus badge and the brand’s outstanding reliability record.

The range starts with the UX250h, priced from ÂŁ29,905 and powered by a 2.0 litre petrol engine and electric motor together providing 182 hp and harnessed to CVT auto transmission. All models are front wheel drive though all-wheel-drive is an option.

Standard features on the entry-level test model include dual-zone climate control, push-button start, integrated roof rails and infotainment screen with touch-pad control, and a rear-view camera. Safety kit includes pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise

The styling has forceful look, the front dominated by a giant grille and narrow headlights, and inside, the cabin has a quality appearance thanks to neat styling and use of soft-touch materials. The UX is not the most roomy in the sector - which includes the BMW X1, Volvo XC40 and Kia Niro – but it accommodates five adults well enough, though occupants have slightly less space than some rivals, and the boot holds 320 litres, one of the smallest capacities in the class.

control, lane-keep assist, road sign assist and auto adaptive high-beam. On the road, the UX is smooth and quiet and while it is not a plug-in hybrid, it can travel in city traffic on stored electric power alone. In open-road driving the power switches from petrol to electric automatically to blend optimum performance and economy. The car has good steering feedback, the CVT transmission is slick and while the suspension is on the firm side and jiggly on rough surfaces, it delivers a very comfortable ride on smooth roads. Top speed is 110 mph, the 0-60 mph time a quick 8.5 seconds and average fuel economy is 51.2 mpg, with emissions just 97 g/km. Summing up, the UX will attract a lot of attention thanks to its strong brand status, cool image and hybrid capability and Lexus is predicting it could become its biggest-selling model in the UK.

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R O A D T E S T: C I T R O E N C5 AIRCROSS FLAIR Striking visual design is a key sales factor in the image-conscious SUV market and Citroen’s C5 Aircross hits the target with its bold and distinctive appearance, writes NICK FLETCHER. The Citroen brand status has been greatly boosted in recent years partly due to innovative design and greater emphasis on comfort, and the latest C5 Aircross features progressive hydraulic suspension for a softer ride which the company has likened to being on a flying carpet. They exaggerate of course but there is no doubt the ride quality of this model is arguably best in class and provides impressive comfort around town and on long-distance journeys. The car also has composed handling and excellent steering feedback which helps provide the driver with a feeling of complete control in all situations. Available from £24,250 and with petrol and diesel engines, my test model was a 1.6 litre 178 hp turbo-petrol version with an 8-speed automatic gearbox – a nice

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combination for relaxed driving. Top speed is 134 mph, the 0-60 mph time a nippy 8.2 seconds and average fuel consumption 37.5 mpg. Emissions are 130 g/km. In mid-range Flair trim, this version is £29,745 and boasts a wealth of standard kit including front parking sensors and rear-view camera, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, sat-nav, digital radio, connectivity features including smartphone mirroring, auto lights and wipers, auto-parking brake and hill-start assist and driver-attention alert. The car has a strong visual exterior presence and in the cabin, there is a

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pleasing ambience with user-friendly layout, extremely comfortable seats and a nice driving position with good allaround visibility. Five adults can be easily accommodated and there is generous boot space of 580-720 litres depending whether or not you choose to slide the rear seats forward. And if you drop them flat you get a massive 1,630 litres. The SUV sector is a crowded place and rivals include the Skoda Kodiaq and Honda CR-V but there is no doubt that the Citroen C5 Aircross should be on the short-list of anyone planning to buy a family SUV – it excels on many levels, especially overall driving comfort.


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VA U X H A L L ELECTRI FI ED MODELS Vauxhall has announced it is pushing ahead with large-scale electrification of its model range. As early as 2021, it will offer a total of eight electrified vehicles in important volume segments. “We will electrify our entire product portfolio by 2024. Further models will follow very soon after we made the start with the Corsa-e and the Grandland X Hybrid4 this year,” said Vauxhall/Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller.

R O A D T E S T: S E AT TA R R A C O The Tarraco is the latest SUV model in the SEAT range, a spacious family-orientated sevenseater competing for sales in one of the toughest sectors of the market, writes NICK FLETCHER.

was mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Top speed is 126 mph, the 0-60 mph time is 9.8 seconds and emissions 129 g/km. Average fuel economy is 46 mpg.

Yet the Spanish manufacturer - part of the giant VW-Audi Group - need have no worries about making an impact, the Tarraco immediately impresses with its space, driving dynamics and high levels of standard equipment.

Exterior styling is quite elegant and inside, Tarraco impresses with its space. There is good head and leg room for front and mid-row occupants and the while the two rear seats are larger than some in the class, they are still really for children. With five seats occupied, boot space is substantial at 700 litres and with the middlerow folded down, you get a van-like 1,775 litres.

Prices start at £28,230 for entry versions which still have features such as seven seats, rear parking sensors, alloy wheels, digital cockpit, cruise control and a touch-screen infotainment unit with smartphone integration. In all there are four trim levels each adding more equipment. My mid-range SE Technology version, priced at £31,055 adds various other features including sat-nav, privacy glass, larger alloy wheels, enhanced connectivity and even aircraft-style drop-down tables. Safety kit includes driverattention alert and lane-keep assist. Powered by a 2.0 litre diesel engine (petrol versions are also available) it offers 148 hp and

With sliding mid-row seats, good interior stowage space, variable level boot floor and roof rails, the Tarraco earns full marks for practicality. On the road, the car drives fluently and the firm suspension set-up delivers assured cornering though ride comfort does suffer slightly on rougher roads.

In 2020 the battery electric version of the Vivaro van, as well as the electric version of the Mokka X successor will be added to Vauxhall’s electric line-up. Electric variants of the Combo and Combo Life along with the electric version of the Vivaro Life will be added in 2021. Vauxhall’s portfolio will also include an electrified version of the next generation Astra. “This product portfolio will put us in an excellent position to meet the ambitious future emission targets in Europe,” said Lohscheller. “Electromobility is an indispensable component in this. But our ultra-modern and efficient combustion engines and research into fuel cells at the Rüsselsheim-based Centre of Competence will also make an important contribution to making our company sustainable and future-proof.”

Rivals in the sector include the Skoda Kodiaq (larger load space) and Peugeot 5008 (smoother ride) but overall, the new Tarraco has enough of its own stand-out characteristics to take on the best that the class has to offer.

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R O A D T E S T: T O Y O TA C A M R Y D E S I G N Toyota’s Camry is a mid-size hybrid saloon which offers zesty performance and good fuel economy along with a spacious interior and generous level of standard features, writes NICK FLETCHER. It competes with rivals such as the Ford Mondeo and BMW 3 Series in a niche market as the rise of the SUV has resulted in a decline in saloon car sales. However, there are still a significant number of people who prefer a booted saloon and the latest Camry should attract attention. Priced from £29,995, even the entry-level Camry offers great value as its standard kit includes dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, sat-nav, digital radio and Bluetooth, alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and automatic headlights. It also has plenty of safety features including adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, auto emergency braking and pedestrian detection, auto high-beam and hill-start assist.

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My Design test model was the entry version with a 2.5 litre petrol engine and electric motor giving a total of 215 hp and mated to CVT automatic transmission. It is a smooth combination delivering slick responsive performance, with a 0-60 mph time just 8.4 seconds. Top speed is 112 mph, emissions low at 98 g/km and average fuel economy 51.8 mpg. In low-speed city traffic, the Camry can run on electric power only and in other situations it automatically switches between petrol and electric power to give optimum performance and maximum fuel economy.

The sculptured body shape, wide wraparound front grille and sleek headlights give the Camry a potent stance and the cabin has classy look with elegant design features and practical instrument and control layout. The 7-inch infotainment screen is small by class standards but is easy to operate. Despite a sloping roofline, head and legroom in the rear of the Camry is still very good and the seating supportive and comfortable. The suspension on the car has been made more compact to create room for the electric storage batteries without compromising boot space, which at 524 litres is among the best in class. And the rear seats can be folded down to accommodate longer items. There are signs of a revival in demand for booted saloons - especially hybrid models - so the Camry, bolstered by Toyota’s exceptional reputation for dependability, is well set to take advantage.

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V EGA N UA RY | FO O D & D R I N K

Welcome to Veganuary! With its ever-increasing popularity, January has been dubbed Veganuary in an effort to encourage people to give this lifestyle choice a try for themselves.

Veganism is one step beyond being vegetarian, not

Vegan food has come a long way over the years, once

only choosing to not eat animals but also avoiding dairy,

assumed to be tasteless and dull there are now a whole

eggs, honey, as well as anything made from fur, leather,

array of recipes out there to tantalise the taste buds.

wool or down. It also involves being selective with the products you buy and checking they have not been

Whatever your reason may be, if you have decided to

tested on animals.

give Veganuary a go, or simply would like to try out a vegan meal, we have a selection of recipes for you

There are numerous reasons people may choose

courtesy of James Wythe, AKA Healthy Living James,

to become vegan, the biggest one of course being

to help inspire you through to the end of the month,

the moral aspect and choosing to live a cruelty-free

and possible beyond for those who have enjoyed the

lifestyle, but it also benefits the environment and your

lifestyle change .

own health through a healthy diet and lifestyle. Whilst some people merely like the challenge of it and trying

To find out more about Healthy Living James please visit

something new!

www.healthylivingjames.co.uk

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Jackfruit Puttanesca Pasta INGREDIENTS

SERVES 2

Prep: 5 mins; Cooking: 15-20 mins; GF, DF, VG, V, RSF

1 can tinned jackfruit (this can be optional and the sauce works well without it) 4 tbsp olive oil

1. Drain the jackfruit and place into a pan of boiling water for 10 minutes to allow it to soften

1/2 red onion, finely diced

2. Meanwhile prepare the onion, garlic, capers, olives and tomatoes

4 medium garlic cloves, crushed

3. Heat a pan on a medium heat with the crushed garlic, onion to cook down for a couple

100g vine tomatoes, sliced into quarters 25g capers (roughly 2 tbsp), finely chopped

minutes 4. Place the spaghetti into boiling water for roughly 8 minutes until el dente (we will be adding it to the sauce to finish off cooking)

50g black pitted olives (roughly 20) slices

5. Now add the tomatoes, olives and capers to cook down for a couple minutes

into halves

6. Now add the miso paste and the can of tomatoes and stir.

1 heaped tsp miso paste

7. Drain the jackfruit and add to the pan and press the chunks with a fork so they break

1 can tinned chopped tomatoes Fresh parsley Gluten free spaghetti (I use brown rice)

apart and stir. Leave this to cook down for a further few minutes 8. Finally with tongs take the spaghetti from the boiling water and place directly into the pan with the sauce along a small amount of the pasta water (roughly 3-4 tbsps) and a handful of freshly chopped parsley and stir thoroughly 9. Allow this to simmer together for a further few minutes before serving

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The jackfruit is completely optional in this recipe. You could use chicken or prawns instead if you prefer.

Creamy Vegan Mushroom & Sage Risotto SERVES 4

Prep: 5 mins; Cooking: 30 mins; GF, DF, VG, V, RSF INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp olive oil

1. Prep the red onion and crushed garlic

1 red onion, finely chopped

2. Heat a pan on a medium heat, add the olive oil, garlic, red onion and a pinch of pepper

3 garlic cloves, crushed

and fry for a minute or two

500g chestnut mushrooms, roughly

3. Meanwhile roughly chop the mushrooms and prepare the stock

chopped

4. Add the mushrooms and frozen peas to the pan along with the dried sage and cook

140g frozen peas (roughly 1 cup)

down for a couple minutes until the mushrooms have softened

2 tbsp dried sage

5. Now add the veg stock, coconut fat and rice and stir until combined

1 litre veg stock

6. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer placing the lid on the pan for 25 mins making sure

Coconut fat (use all the thick cream at the

to stir every 10 mins

top of coconut milk can) 350g risotto rice (I use Arborio)

Recipes by James Wythe, www.healthylivingjames.co.uk.

Pepper

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You could always stir through spinach or even roasted butternut squash cubes if you wanted to add more colour and flavours.

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10 Minute Chickpea & Spinach Curry

SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

Prep: 1 min; Cooking: 8-10 mins; GF, DF, VG, V, RSF

2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil 3 garlic cloves, crushed

1. Heat a large pot on a medium heat with olive oil/coconut oil and crushed garlic

1 red onion, roughly diced

2. Meanwhile roughly dice the red onion and add to the pot to cook down for a minute

1 tsp paprika

3. Add all the spices and tomato puree and stir

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

4. Now add the chickpeas, coconut milk, veg stock and cook on a medium/high heat for 5

1/2 tsp ground coriander

minutes making sure to stir

Pinch of chilli flakes

5. Add the ground almonds and stir. Allow to cook down for a further 2-3 minutes

2 tbsp tomato puree

6. Finally take off the heat and stir through the spinach until wilted

2 cans chickpeas (400g x2) 200ml veg stock

Recipe by James Wythe, www.healthylivingjames.co.uk.

1 can coconut milk 1/2 cup ground almonds (60g) 1 bag spinach (200g)

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Serve with a side of brown rice or quinoa

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Comforting Black Bean Chilli SERVES 4-6

INGREDIENTS

Prep: 5 mins; Cooking: 20 mins; GF, DF, VG, V, RSF

2 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves, crushed

1. Start by grating the carrot, dicing the red onion and fresh chilli

1 small red onion, diced

2. Heat a large pan on a medium heat adding the olive oil and garlic until sizzling

1/2 tsp ground coriander

3. Add the onion and all the spices along with a pinch of salt and pepper and stir

1 tsp paprika

4. Now add the carrots and chopped chilli and cook down for 2-3 minutes until soft

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

5. Add the passata, tomato puree, beans, cacao powder and stock and stir

1/2 tsp cinnamon

6. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a low/medium heat to cook for 15 minutes (making

1 red chilli, deseeded and diced

sure to stir every 5 minutes)

2 large carrots, grated 680g passata (good quality)

Recipe by James Wythe, www.healthylivingjames.co.uk.

2 tbsp tomato puree 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 tbsp cacao powder (optional) 200ml veg stock (good quality)

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I like to serve mine on brown rice or inside a roasted sweet potato and top it with plain coconut yoghurt, extra chillies and fresh coriander.

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INGREDIENTS FOR THE CAKE (PER TIER) SO X 2 THIS WHEN BUYING THE INGREDIENTS IF MAKING 2 TIERS

200g gluten free self raising flour (I use doves farm) 150g ground almonds 30g cacao 300ml unsweetened almond milk 4 tbsp maple syrup 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted I N G R E D I E N T F O R T H E G A N AC H E

Free-From Chocolate Ganache Cake SERVES 10-12

Prep: 10 mins; Baking 18-20 mins per tier; GF, DF, VG, V, RSF 1.

Pre heat your oven to 180C.

2.

Line a 8Ă—8 cake baking tin with baking paper and grease with coconut oil.

3.

Add all the cake ingredients into a mixing bowl in the order listed above and mix well until smooth (REMEMBER THE INGREDIENTS ARE PER TIER).

4.

vary depending on how hot your oven runs). 5.

25g cacao powder 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted Generous pinch of salt

If you have a second baking tin the follow the instructions again and make another batch straight away. IF you don’t have another (like myself) just wait the 20 minutes

2 ripe avocados 5 tbsp maple syrup

Pour the mix into the baking tin and place in the oven at 180 for 20 minutes (this can

and do the process again 6.

Now onto making the ganache, in a food processor add the scooped out avocado along with all the other ingredients and blend until smooth (this can take a couple minutes).

7.

Allow the tiers to cool before layering half of the ganache on top of tier 1. You can then add any fruit on top (I added raspberries and blueberries).

8.

Gently place the second tier on top and layer with the rest of the ganache and top with whatever you like!

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This will keep for at least 4-5 days in an airtight container or wrapped in cling film.

Spiced Pear, Fig & Orange Crumble

SERVES 6 - 8

INGREDIENTS

Prep: 5-10 mins; Cooking: 25 mins; GF, DF, VG, V, RSF

1 tbsp coconut oil 4 pears, chopped into chunks

1. Pre heat the oven to 200C

4 oranges (3 peeled and chopped into

2. Roughly chop the 4 pears, 4 figs and 3 oranges into chunks

chunks and save 1 orange for the oat

3. Heat a large pan on a medium heat with the coconut oil, add all the fruit along with 1 tsp

topping) 4 figs, sliced into quarters 2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups rolled GF oats 4 tbsp maple syrup

of cinnamon and cook down for rough 10 mins until soft 4. Meanwhile make the crumble topping. To a large mixing bowl add the oats, 1 tsp cinnamon, maple syrup, the zest of half an orange along with the juice of the whole orange and mix well with a spoon 5. Once the fruit is cooked, add to a large baking dish and then simply top with the oat mixture. 6. Place in the oven for 15 minutes at 200C

VA N I L L A C A S H E W C R E A M

7. For the cream simply add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth

100g cashews (soaked in water for at least 3-4 hours)

Recipes by James Wythe, www.healthylivingjames.co.uk.

100-110ml unsweetened almond milk 1/2 vanilla pod (slice in half and scrape out the seeds inside) 1 tbsp maple syrup

TIP

I would highly recommend trying it with the vanilla cashew cream!

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Gooey Nut Butter Choc Pot INGREDIENTS

SERVES 1

Prep: 1 mins; Cooking: Oven 10-12 min or microwave 40-80 seconds; GF, DF, VG,V, RSF

3 tbsp oat flour (make your own by simply blending GF oats into flour, takes 30

1. Pre heat your oven to 200C (make sure its up to temperature before cooking the choc pot)

seconds)

2. Create your oat flour by adding gluten free oats to a blender for 30-60 seconds until it

3 tbsp raw cacao powder 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup

forms a flour 3. Now to a mixing bowl add the oat flour, cacao powder, baking powder, tiny pinch of salt and whisk until well mixed with no lumps

60ml unsweetened almond milk

4. Now add the maple syrup and pour in the milk slowly whilst hand whisking until smooth

Spoonful of nut butter (optional)

5. Add a spoonful of nut butter to your pot (optional)

Pinch of salt

6. Pour the mixture into your pot/mug and place in the oven for 10-12 mins or microwave for 40-80 seconds (the time for the oven really depends on your oven and can take a couple tries to get it right) 7. Let cool for a minute before eating and it should still be gooey in the middle and slightly firm on the top and sides Recipe by James Wythe, www.healthylivingjames.co.uk.

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I much prefer the taste/texture of the one cooked in the oven! You want to aim for the top to be slightly firm before taking it out the oven to rest for a minute or so.

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Welcome to dynamic health management Every one of us is unique, which is why every consultation is informed by you, designed together and performed by one of our highly trained and qualified practitioners.

The end of 2019 saw the opening of an exciting new healthcare clinic in Winchester. Winchester Wellness is based in Fulflood at the Westgate Badminton Centre. Their bright and welcoming studio and treatment room are close to the station, city centre and benefit from plenty of free parking. The Winchester Wellness team offer: •

Osteopathy

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One-to-one clinical Pilates sessions

Small group Pilates classes

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the long-term impact of injury and pain.

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At the core of their care is each patient’s

Following an initial consultation with a

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physiotherapist or osteopath, a member

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matter what lifestyle you lead, this inter-

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assess; injuries, aches or pains, muscle

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Winchester Wellness are committed to supporting people become their healthiest selves.

Although treatment needs to be unique

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lots of space and very private. The free

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H E A LT H | FA L L I N LOV E W I T H R U N N I N G

How to fall in love with running Think you can’t run? Lauren Taylor asked seasoned runners for their tips to help you enjoy pulling on your trainers and hitting the road. What is it about running that means people

Redefine ‘a runner’

a more comfortable pace - you don’t have

either seem to absolutely love it, or loathe

We’re often nervous about calling ourselves

to be gasping for breath for the run to be

every single moment? Our opinion is often

something unless we feel like an expert -

doing good!

determined early in life - many of us have

but it shouldn’t be like that. Wearing a bikini

one horrible memory of finishing last, with

on the beach? You have a beach body.

“If you run with others, chat while you’re

an aching stitch, in a school race - while

Going more than 4mph in workout gear?

going along to achieve a ‘conversational

others wrote off jogging as repetitive or

You’re a runner. Contrary to what you might

pace’. Running on your own? Think of a few

boring years ago.

see on Instagram, it’s not an exclusive club

lyrics of a song and speak (or sing) them

where everyone is marathon training.

every so often - if you’re too breathless to

But running, for so many reasons, can be

do that, you’re going too fast.”

a hugely enjoyable and rewarding journey

Slow down

- and it doesn’t matter whether you can

“Most new runners go off too fast, feel

Make it your ‘me time’

complete a marathon or a lap of your local

horribly uncomfortable the whole time

Jogging alone means it’s just you, the sound

park. As sports go, it’s probably the most

and burn out their energy after just ten

of your feet pounding on the path and the

accessible as it’s free, all you need is a pair

minutes or so. It’s not exactly going to make

fresh air - embrace the alone time and

of trainers, and you can go anywhere you

you want to do it again,” says PT and ultra-

use it to clear your mind or think through

please at any time that suits you.

marathon runner Amy Curtis. “Try to go at

anything important.

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“For me, as a mother of four, exercise is escapism and my me time,” says Stacey Jackson of StaeFit women’s workout wear. “I put on some pumping music and I get lost in the vibe - the way I feel afterwards justifies all the effort.” Get some kit Initially, you can wear just about anything, but soon you may feel the need for suitable kit. Lightweight running trainers with arch support, a breathable running top, a good

business, creativity and lots of other topics,”

“You should also breathe through both

sports bra for women and underwear

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your

designed for running (like the brand

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oxygenation.

Runderwear) can do wonders for more

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intermediate runners and can result in a

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and

Rhythmic

a medium-intensity run a person will use Learn how to breathe

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mouth

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number

breathing in and two foot strikes when breathing out.”

stitch,” says David Wiener, trainer at fitness

Celebrate your progress

app Freeletics. “While running, you should

“Many people who first start running

“One of the most enjoyable ways of passing

use deep belly breathing because it’s

and tell me they have lost interest do so

the time on a run is to learn. I listen to endless

better for efficient and maximal oxygen

because they haven’t been measuring their

podcasts - on self-improvement, running,

uptake than shallow chest breathing.

progress,” says Josh Hackford, PT from

yourself in an audiobook or podcast.

FourFit. “The addictive nature of running comes from getting that bit better with each run. Whether that is completing 3km for the first time or reducing your split time on a 5km, there are many different ways to challenge yourself.” Eventually you might sign up to a 5k or 10k race - and there are many inclusive, supportive and fun events, held in and around London most weekends, to try when you’re ready. Words by Lauren Taylor, PA Pictures credit: iStock/PA

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Marwell Zoo announces world first SUPERSIZED! brick adventure coming in 2020 Marwell Zoo in Hampshire will be home to dozens of new species, as it becomes the first attraction in the world to host a brand new collection of superized toy brick creatures in 2020.

SUPERSIZED! An astonishing larger than life brick adventure will feature up to 40 models of curious reallife creatures with an explosion of colour and size. The event will be on display at the zoo from 4 April to 3 September 2020, starting with 30 sculptures of various sizes in 16 locations around the park, and more models arriving throughout the summer. Following the ROARing success of BRICKOSAURS! in 2019, the brand new immersive adventure has been created with more than two million toy bricks and will include some of the deadliest and most deceptive creatures in the world, all blown up to enormous proportions. From sneaky predators such as the fearless honey badger and venomous blue-ringed octopus to the aptly named assassin bug, all creatures have been chosen for their colourful appearance in nature, unusual natural abilities and because they can be magnified to an eyepopping size. Other highlights include a three metre tarantula and a towering two metre spitting cobra. But are these fearsome creatures what they seem? Guests can follow the trail to discover more about each species and break the myth of these oftenmisunderstood creatures. Sean Mannie, Commercial Director at Marwell Wildlife, said: “This year’s event will be more interactive, more immersive and even more colourful. Plus, there’ll be lots of fun and informative facts, making it educational too. Our aim is to entertain, whilst also debunking prejudicial stereotypes, particularly given so many species become rare or under threat because they are misjudged and persecuted.”

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Mannie continues: “Guests will go through a minimising

SUPERSIZED! will be included with general admission.

‘machine’ on arrival so they feel shrunk at the start of

Zoo ticket prices cost from £18 per child (3-16 years)

their journey and this will be emphasised by over-size

and £22 per adult, which include an optional donation.

props they can interact with.”

Children aged 2 and under go free and every penny spent at Marwell helps the charity support the zoo and

Continuing the interactive theme, guests visiting the

its conservation projects in the UK and overseas.

park will be able to play games, build their own models, create toy brick graffiti and find out how the expert

Marwell Zoo, home to more than 140 species, is owned

model makers use tiny toy bricks to build the eyes of

by Marwell Wildlife, a global conservation charity leading

these huge creatures. Brand new additions to the event

programmes in the UK, Africa and across the world.

will be introduced in May with a deep-sea themed area

The charity engages with over 40,000 schoolchildren

that for the first time will include moving and lit displays,

through curriculum-based education programmes and

followed by a new UV toy brick experience for the

welcomes more than 500,000 visitors each year to its

summer holidays.

140-acre site.

The creative geniuses at BRICKLIVE, say it will take their

For information and tickets, visit www.marwell.org.uk

team of professional builders more than 10,000 hours to create the exclusive event.

Photo credit: Marwell Zoo

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What’s on

IN WINCHESTER

Photo credit: David Pickens

With a vibrant mix of history, architecture, shops and dining there is plenty to do in and around Winchester. Here is a selection of events happening over the coming weeks.

THE ADVENTURES

V E G A N U A R Y AT S E A S O N

OF PINOCCHIO

COOKERY SCHOOL

15 FEBRUARY

25 JANUARY

One of the UK’s best-loved touring theatre companies, Oddsocks tells of the wooden boy who wants to discover what it takes to become a real human.

This January, learn how to swap your usual favourites for delicious vegan alternatives.

A show of imagination, music and humour, Pinocchio meets villains, vagabonds, fairies and giant fish, adversity and adventure.

GRAFFITI CLASSICS

7pm. £10 - £17

PA R E N T & C H I L D C O O K I N G

Graffiti Classics make classical music funny and exhilarating for all with this allsinging, all-dancing musical comedy show.

20 FEBRUARY

Grab the kids and join in with the interactive cookery workshop. Spend your morning creating both savoury and sweet dishes that you will enjoy for lunch in their converted well house.

Photo credit: Gemma O’Brien

From Beethoven to Baroque, Pop and Saturday Night Fever, there is something for everyone, of all ages.

L AINSTON HOUSE www.exclusive.co.uk/lainston-house

31 JANUARY

This is a classical concert, a gypsy-folk romp, an opera, a stand-up comedy set and a dance show all rolled into one.

The full day class includes refreshments throughout the day, ingredients, equipment, a meal that you have prepared on the course with a glass of wine and food to take home. You will also have a SEASON apron of your own to take home with you. The classes will have you paired up at a workstation and can hold up to a maximum of 24 people per class.

The half day class include refreshments, ingredients, equipment, a meal that the guest has prepared on the course with a glass of wine and food to take home. The classes will have you paired up at a workstation and can hold up to a maximum of 24 people per class.

7.30pm. £10 - £18 T H E AT R E R OYA L T H E AT R E R OYA L W I N C H E S T E R

WINCHESTER

L AINSTON HOUSE

www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

www.exclusive.co.uk/lainston-house

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Dates for your diary WINCHESTER VEGAN FEST 19 JANUARY Photo credit: Exclusive Hotels

GUILDHALL WINCHESTER www.guildhallwinchester.co.uk

WEDDING FAIR 26 JANUARY

P I N K F L O Y D P L A N E TA R I U M

L AINSTON HOUSE

EXPERIENCES

exclusive.co.uk/lainston-house

24 JANUARY & 07 FEBRUARY

HOLOCAUST

Enjoy the seminal albums of Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall or Wish You Were Here played in full in the unique setting of The Planetarium at Winchester Science Centre. Immerse yourself in a retro, psychedelic, fulldome visualisation by Starlight Productions to accompany each of these iconic albums. This is also a fantastic opportunity to experience our new Planetarium in all its glory. Following a recent full system upgrade, expect high definition graphics and stunning contrast. Tickets are £15 per person. Annual Pass holders save 10%. Suggested minimum age to attend is 12 years; under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. WINCHESTER SCIENCE C E N T R E & P L A N E TA R I U M

MEMORIAL DAY 2020: TALK & MUSIC RECITAL HAIR TRIGGER

29 JANUARY

2 2 FEBRUARY

WINCHESTER

Hair Trigger bring you the very best 80’s rock anthems, complete with big hair, tight spandex, and a bad attitude! They’re an all live 6 piece band, with 5 part harmony, screaming high notes and face melting guitar solos.

D I S C OV E RY C E N T R E www.hants.gov.uk/shop

BBC 4’S ‘ANY QUESTIONS? ’ 07 FEBRUARY UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER

www.winchestersciencecentre.org

Playing the massive hits from artists including Bon Jovi, Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Motley Crue, Poison, Alice Cooper and many more.

www.winchester.ac.uk

You can book by calling 01962 848179. Come along for nothin’ but a good time!

16 FEBRUARY

SUNDAY SMOOTH JA Z Z BRUNCH

T H E AT R E R OYA L WINCHESTER www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

GUILDHALL WINCHESTER www.guildhallwinchester.co.uk

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It is time to

TA K E A B R E A K

Pop the kettle on, put your feet up and take 10 minutes to engage your brain and solve these simple puzzles.

ACROSS

DOWN

C RY P T I C C LU E S

C RY P T I C C LU E S

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Satan (5)

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Eminent (13)

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Essential (5)

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Seance (7)

3.

Den (4)

9.

Teacher (5)

4.

Lake (6)

10. Lazy (4)

5.

Pull out (8)

11. Deceive (8)

6.

Interweave (7)

13. Copy (4)

7.

Blackleg (6-7)

14. Headland (4)

12. Tyrant (8)

16. Annoy (8)

13. Dead body (7)

17. Leer (4)

15. Steady (6)

20. Centre (5)

18. Bestow (5)

21. Jeer (7)

19. Concoct (4)

22. Merit (7) 23. Irrigate (5)

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