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YOUR FREE LOCAL PROPERTY & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

WINCHESTER ISSUE #003

WINCHE STER

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

Welcome Spring is in the air and I think it is safe to say we are all hoping this bad weather will pass us by soon, and in honour of that we have plenty to encourage you out of hibernation in this issue!

YOUR FREE LOCAL PROPERTY & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

WINCHESTER ISSUE #003

WINCHE STER

The Easter holidays brings with it a plethora of local events to keep the kids amused, we explore Beaulieu’s magical adventure play area Little Beaulieu and the start of a new exhibition, a perfect day out for all the family. Why not get outside and explore the county with the National Trust this spring, they share with us places to soak up the very best that nature has to offer across Hampshire with a selection of country walks. Pearl Lowe lets us in on her secret to creating a romantic meets rock ‘n roll bohemian style for your home. If you are not put off by the cold the Arctic Bath could be the perfect holiday for you – Sweden’s cold therapy spa hotel – a fairytale destination surrounded by forest and river. We have a selection of delicious ‘less waste’ recipes including an indulgent rocky road with figs and

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www.sovereignbathrooms.com

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walnuts from Lola Milne. We also have the latest motoring news from Nick Fletcher!

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IN THIS ISSUE

Inside issue

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INTRO 8

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NEWS The latest news stories

HOM E IM PROVEM ENT 12

ODC GLASS Your own wintergarden at home

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BAL ANCE SYSTEMS The finest smart home automation

D AY S O U T 22

N AT I O N A L T R U S T A Spring feast for the senses

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BE AULIEU Family fun for the Easter holidays

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CONTENTS APRIL 2020

INTERIORS 28

M A N S PAC E Creating a stylish ‘man space’ minus the cliches

68

RIPPLES Buying the perfect shower

76

B R YA N T I N T E R I O R FURNISHINGS

91

All aspects of interior decoration

T R AV E L 44

GLAMPING IN DORSET

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

A break away from everyday life

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P L A N T B AS E D D I E T Can it impact your fitness goals?

A R C T I C B AT H Sweden’s cold therapy spa hotel

M OTO RI N G 82

MOTORING NEWS By Nick Fletcher

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L AT E S T N E W S | A P R I L

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

TWO CLASSROOM

A S N E A K P E E K AT

E X TENSION AGREED

M A RW E L L ZO O ’ S B R A N D

FOR SHEPHERDS DOWN

NEW SUPERSIZED! BRICK

SC H O O L I N C O M P TO N

C R E AT U R E S C O M I N G S O O N

Shepherds Down School in Compton is to benefit from a £1.4million investment by Hampshire County Council, to provide two new classrooms and extend the dining hall.

Marwell Zoo staff got a sneak peek at some of the SUPERSIZED! creatures making their way to the wildlife park this Easter.

At her Decision Day, Councillor Roz Chadd, the County Council’s Executive Member for Education and Skills, commented: “Demand for places for children with special educational needs and disabilities is rising and, as this is set to increase still further, I can see there is strong justification for replacing the current two temporary classrooms with more permanent accommodation. Therefore, I have no hesitation in agreeing this investment.” In addition to the new classrooms, the funding will also allow for an occupational therapy room and a space for one to one supported learning to be built, together with additional dining area, storage and new toilet facilities. Work is expected to start during summer 2020, with the extended accommodation and facilities completed in the spring term 2021.

BIGGEST RUNNING EVENT IN WINCHESTER Winchester 10K was the biggest running event to be held in Winchester. It saw over 1700 people cross the line. The event raised over £2000 for the Winchester branch of the Samaritans.

Staff came face to face with a giant grasshopper mouse and got up close to a huge peacock spider at Bright Bricks in Bordon, where the colourful toy brick models are being made. The specialists at Bright Bricks, part of BRICKLIVE Group, say it will take their team of professional builders more than 10,000 hours and two million bricks to create the world-first collection. The brick adventure will be on display at Marwell 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 for May half term and the summer. SUPERSIZED! will be included with general admission. Zoo ticket prices cost from £18 per child (3-16 years) and £22 per adult, which includes an optional donation. Children aged 2 and under go free.

The bad weather and storm Dennis threatened the event as high wind and flooding at the finish line meant the organisers made some quick changes to the route. Many incredible people took part, including a runner who ran in ski boots as training for the London Marathon! We are looking forward to next year when it returns on 21st Feb 2021.

SHEPHERDS DOWN SCHOOL

WINCHESTER 10K

MARWELL ZOO

www.hants.gov.uk

www.winchester10k.co.uk

www.marwell.org.uk

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A P R I L | L AT E S T N E W S

SO UTHAM P TO N

WINCHESTER AND DISTRICT

& SURROUNDING

YO U N G CA R E R S V I S I T WA R N E R

A R E A S P R E PA R E

BROS STUDIOS FOR HARRY

F O R 2 0 2 0 S O S TA R

P OT TER STU D IO TO U R

AWA R D S On Thursday 20 February, 28 young carers and their adult supervisors visited the Warner Bros Studios near Watford to take the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Travelling by coach, the group arrived in plenty of time to explore the wonders of film-making, the sets, the costumes, the props and the special effects that were put together to make the Harry Potter films. Lunch was provided at the Backlot Cafe, about half way around the tour. Southampton and the SO postcode areas are getting ready to celebrate in style the region’s finest tourism individuals, attractions and related businesses at the 2020 SOStar Awards. Building upon the success of last year’s inaugural event, a sparkling selection of winners will be revealed at a glamorous gala awards ceremony to be held at the fivestar Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa, Ocean Village, on Thursday 19th March. A fabulous, fun-filled celebration, the SO Star Awards, in association with a stellar array of sponsors which include A-One Insurance Group, Ange’s Beauty, DA Training & Consultancy, ELIS, Harvest Fine Foods, Meridian Lifts, Radio Taxis Southampton, and partners Double Dutch, Enotria Wines, Warner’s Gin, Wave105 and Signable.

This visit, funded by Winchester Rotary, has been 6 months in the planning, and was initiated because Winchester Young Carers is one of Winchester Rotary President Mike Billington’s chosen charities for the 2019-20 Rotary year. It certainly seems to have been hugely popular with the attendees! Ben Hogbin, Manager of Winchester and District Young Careers, said: “The trip to Harry Potter Studios that was funded by Winchester Rotary was a fantastic opportunity for the young carers to be transported to a different world, one that I’m sure they will never forget. One young carer aged 8 said that he’d been looking forward to this trip for weeks and he was so excited he couldn’t get to sleep the night before! It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and will be a talking point amongst the young people for a long time to come”.

THE SECOND ANNUAL W I N C H E S T E R R O TA R Y PA N C A K E R AC E This fun event was organised for the second consecutive year by Winchester Rotary Club in partnership with Winchester Cathedral. The Dean of Winchester, The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle, opened the day with a warm welcome and also explained the meaning of Shrove Tuesday. The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Eleanor Bell, was not only present but took part in the Mayor’s Race. £1,500 was raised due to the participation of 38 teams from many sectors and organisations across Winchester, in addition to the generous support from local residents who came to enjoy the lively atmosphere of friendly competition. There were teams from the Cathedral choristers, Winchester College, Winchester mayors past and present, the police, schools, the fire service, supermarkets, local businesses and many more. The objective of the day was to raise funds in support of Winchester Young Carers. This is a group of young people who care for a family member with a long-term illness or disability. The whole day was an example of excellent organisation, and co-ordination between the many organisers and helpers from Winchester Rotary, the Cathedral, and many other local organisations.

Southampton SO Star Awards have attracted over 200 entrants and are FREE to enter and are open to ANY business large or small.

Congratulations to Allen Cobbold who put forward the original idea for our inaugural Pancake Race Day and has very successfully, continued with his commitment this year.

SOSTAR AWARDS

WINCHESTER ROTARY

WINCHESTER ROTARY

www.sostars.co.uk

www.winchester-rotary.org

www.winchester-rotary.org

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ISSUE 003 | HOUSE & LIFEST YLE

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H O M E I M P R OV E M E N T | O D C G L A S S

Room for all seasons Many people looking to extend their homes are drawn to the lightfilled openness of a wintergarden as their ideal solution. Relaxing in a wintergarden gives homeowners a strong connection to the outside whatever the season. From the comfort of your home, the glass sides and roof all around portray the sense that you are in the garden communing with nature, with the associated feelgood factor that engenders. Not only does this predominantly glass structure offer additional space, the rooms behind it benefit from the extra light, too.

Warmth considerations A far cry from a chilly conservatory which has to be closed off in winter, a wintergarden can be open plan with another room or the rest of the house. The double-glazed panels and doors, used in conjunction with underfloor heating, mean it’s a useful space throughout the year to complement your lifestyle. It’s important to be aware, though, that the insulation values of double glazing and aluminium frames can never compete with those of a solid wall.

Designs and configurations At

ODC,

we

design

and

build

every

wintergarden as a bespoke structure to reflect the style and design of your house, in standard or bespoke colours. Our distinctive wintergardens cover a range of different requirements, including SDL Nobiles for corner roofs and SDL Avante Garde with wood interior facings. Our best-selling Akzent Plus has slim aluminium sections and can be used across large spans.

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Sides to suit The sides of the structure are usually a combination of fixed panels and bi-fold doors to increase versatility. The option of opening up one, two or even three sides to the outdoors is very appealing, creating a space that naturally flows – ideal for family gatherings and parties. Whether your space is small, large or something in between, wintergardens can increase your home’s footprint. One of the smallest we’ve created was just 3m x 1m, bringing added light into a sunken patio area. The largest was a 6m x 6m multi-purpose room used as a key space for family life.

Climate control The orientation of your house in no barrier to whether you can install a wintergarden, however you may need to take steps to ensure it stays at an optimum temperature for maximum usability. That may mean installing

roof vents and or external awnings for ventilation and solar shading in summer. These can be automated to open and close with the internal temperature and weather conditions. A high-end alternative to traditional house extensions, prices for wintergardens can start from as little as £15,000. Please call us on 03300 586 793 for a chat or drop in to our Poole showroom to view our wintergarden display.

C O N TAC T

WEBSITE

ADDRESS

03300 586 793

www.odcglass.co.uk

Sterte Road Industrial Estate,

sales@odcglass.co.uk

145 Sterte Road, Poole, BH15 2AF

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Hamptons Winchester

OTTERBOURNE, HAMPSHIRE

WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE

£450,000 Freehold

£895,000 Freehold

A beautifully presented character property, benefitting from 3 bedrooms, attractive sitting room and kitchen, beautiful conservatory/dining room as well as a stunning rear garden with summer house. EPC: D

Situated in St Cross, a detached family house of much charm and character, configured for entertaining and day to day family living. EPC: E Winchester Sales | 01962 920 413

Winchester Sales | 01962 920 413

WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE

WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE

£450,000 Freehold

£1,800 pcm

A period house offering a deceptive amount of space arranged over three floors, with a flexible layout suited to family life, downsizers or young professionals. EPC: D

An attractive cottage in St Cross which has been modernised throughout offering a stunning and beautifully presented interior. EPC: D

Winchester Sales | 01962 920 413

Winchester Lettings | 01962 920 079

WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE

WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE

£2,250 pcm

£700,000 Freehold

An exceptional two bedroom property in central Winchester with off street parking for one car. EPC: C

A generously proportioned four-bedroom family home situated in the sought-after and ever popular area of St Cross, with garage and south facing garden. EPC: C

Winchester Lettings | 01962 920 079

Winchester Sales | 01962 920 413

hamptons.co.uk |

@hamptonsint


WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE

ROPLEY, HAMPSHIRE

£2,500 pcm

POA Freehold

A three bedroom town house in Winchester’s most sought after road. The property is split over four floors, offering versatile accommodation. EPC: D

Enjoying an enviable level plot set alongside open countryside providing lovely rural views to the north. The plot currently has residential and equestrian usage. EPC: F

Winchester Lettings | 01962 920 079

Winchester Sales | 01962 920 413

ALRESFORD, HAMPSHIRE

WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE

£850,000 Freehold

£1,195 pcm

This characterful detached property dates from 1912 and benefits from charming interiors throughout, and within a mile of Broad St. EPC: D

A modern two bedroom end of terrace house in prime central Winchester. Permit parking and close to train station. EPC: C Winchester Lettings | 01962 920 079

Winchester Sales | 01962 920 413

WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE

WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE

£1,000,000/£2,400pcm (To Let) Freehold

£1,075,000 Freehold

A well proportioned detached family residence benefiting from a versatile layout arranged over four floors and offering scope for further modernisation. EPC: E

An outstanding family property offering well-proportioned accommodation, totalling 2,301 sq ft, ideally configured for day to day family living as well as entertaining. EPC: C

Winchester Sales | 01962 920 413

Winchester Sales | 01962 920 413

Hamptons Winchester | winchester@hamptons-int.com | winchesterlettings@hamptons-int.com


F E AT U R E D P R O P E R T Y | H A M P TO N S I N T E R N AT I O N A L

Roegate House East Wellow, Hampshire A striking contemporary home in private grounds of approximately 11 acres. Roegate House is situated in an incredibly

are open plan in arrangement and ideal

private and secluded position at the end

for entertaining enjoying views over, and

of a private lane which in turn leads onto

direct access onto the westerly and south

a long sweeping driveway. Built in 2017 by

facing terrace. The bedrooms are situated

renowned local firm Rymill Developments

on the first floor with all rooms enjoying

to a high specification with an exacting eye

commanding views over the grounds with

for detail the property is a fine example of a

the views from the master suite balcony

contemporary country house.

being particularly of note. The four further bedrooms all have en suite facilities. The

The accommodation extends to 6,452 sq ft

leisure wing comprises a stunning indoor

with an impressive full height atrium leading

swimming pool with sauna and adjacent

to the principal reception rooms which

pump room and w.c.,

whilst the gymnasium and media room could serve as a self contained annexe if required. Situated in the Test Valley and approximately 5 miles from the market town of Romsey with its Waitrose supermarket and range of shops and amenities. The M27 gives access to the national road network and the house is within easy reach of the larger centres

of

Southampton,

Winchester

and Salisbury all with excellent cultural, leisure and shopping facilities. The area is exceptionally well served with an excellent range of private and state schooling for all ages including Embley independent day and boarding school within less than a mile. Outdoor pursuits are well catered for with golf at West Wellow, miles of footpaths and bridleways in the New Forest National Park as well as sailing on the Solent.

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Garden and Grounds In all the grounds extend to 11 acres and benefit from a high degree of privacy and seclusion. Situated at the end of a private lane which in turn leads onto a long sweeping driveway flanked by woodland and an ornamental lake. There is a wide parking and turning area in front of the property with a large expanse of formal lawn and paddocks beyond lying primarily on the southerly side of the house. Services The house has been constructed with energy efficiency in mind being heated by an air source heat pump. There is also a bank of photovoltaic solar panels.

EAST WELLOW, HAMPSHIRE

ÂŁ3,500,000

H A M P TO N S I N T E R N AT I O N A L 01962 920413 | www.hamptons.co.uk

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H O M E I M P R OV E M E N T | B A L A N C E SY S T E M S

Delivering the finest Smart Home automation, multi room audio and home cinema From initial concept to completion, we can automate and secure your home or business to the highest standard.

Our tailored design services will provide you with total control over your security, music, television, lighting and heating, in fact any technology you might need. We can provide various touch screens and remote controls to suit your interior design, making everything available at your fingertips, whilst keeping things very simple to use. We deliver value for all our Clients by installing entertainment that offers the “WOW� factor.

Buckinghamshire Home For this refurbished home in Buckinghamshire (left), we installed the entire smart home automation and entertainment system, the intruder alarm system, the fire alarm system, the CCTV system and the Access Control System. The brief included the above systems throughout the property and lastly a home cinema to relax and enjoy some movie time. The clients wanted to control their blinds, door entry, alarm, visual entertainment and audio in all rooms.

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Hampshire Home This project (left) was part new build and part refurbishment, making it a complex challenge for the installation. The first phase was the new build section of the house, we had to ensure that this section was not only finished completely but also allowed for the continuation of the second phase. This meant planning ahead of the builders, whilst working closely with them. The end result was a future proofed property control

with of

total

lighting,

smart

home

heating,

audio/

visual, networking, security, fire and a dedicated home cinema. The end result was spectacular and the client was very impressed with our attention to detail. For more information please give the team a call on 01489 781272 to discuss your requirements.

Why we’re the right choice We combine the very latest technology from a broad range of suppliers to deliver the finest Smart Home automation, multi room audio and home cinema. Our services:

THX & ISF Home Cinema Home Automation Automated Lighting & Blinds Multi Room AV Heating & Air Conditioning Home Networking Security & Fire CCTV & Access

C O N TAC T

WEBSITE

ADDRESS

01489 781272

www.balancesystems.co.uk

Unit 3a & 3b Longbarn, Wangfield Lane,

security@balancesystems.co.uk

Curdridge, Southampton, SO32 2DA

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Connaught Square, Winchester, £2,875pcm Three Bedrooms | Duplex Apartment| Secure Parking

Western Road, Winchester, £1,750 pcm

Bath Place, Winchester, £950pcm

Three Bedrooms | Terrace House | Three Reception Room

One Bedroom | Apartment | Ground Floor

CONTACT DYBLES ESTATE AGENTS 01962 866644 winchester@dybles.com | www.dybles.com Unit 4, Black Swan Buildings, Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9DT


Broadview Close, Kings Worthy, £359,950 Two Bedrooms | Semi-Detached House | Allocated Parking

Lovedon Lane, Kings Worthy, £450,000

The Pastures, Kings Worthy, £475,000

Two Bedrooms | End of Terrace House | Off Road Parking

Four Bedrooms | Semi-Detached | Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen

CONTACT DYBLES ESTATE AGENTS 01962 866644 winchester@dybles.com | www.dybles.com Unit 4, Black Swan Buildings, Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9DT


DAYS O U T | S P R I N G WA L KS

A spring feast for the senses Spring is possibly the richest season in terms of that wonderful assault on our senses that nature can provide. For the eyes there are glorious displays of spring bulbs, blossom and wildflowers littering our gardens and countryside. For the ears, the beautiful swell of birdsong as birds establish breeding territories and seek mates. Here in Hampshire, you can soak up the very best that nature has to offer, with the National Trust. The charity cares for some of the county’s most magnificent gardens, and gardeners have worked hard over the winter months to ensure they’re packed with a kaleidoscope of colour, from tulips to cherry blossom. Beyond the gardens in late spring you’ll find ancient woods carpeted in native bluebells.

A B OV E Hinton Ampner - cherry blossom | National Trust Images, Alison Marsh

LEFT Mottisfont - children looking into a garden stream - National Trust Images | James Dobson

RIGHT Mottisfont - Lime Avenue in spring | National Trust, Simon Newman

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At former priory Mottisfont, lilac and yellow tulips have been planted in the kitchen garden, inspired by the colours of medieval wild pansy ‘heartease’ – a herbal plant the monks would probably have grown here. By the stables you’ll find pretty white cherry blossom and thousands of tiny lilac-blue chionodoxa flowers lining the lime avenue. Snakeshead fritillaries and orchids nestle in the meadow adjoining the gardens, and if you follow Mottisfont’s estate walk into Great Copse wood, you can take in swathes of bluebells. Hinton Ampner’s head gardener John Wood has planted eight new varieties of tulip for this spring, including frilly candy-pink Huis Ten Bosch in the sunken garden. In the walled kitchen garden are vibrant displays of deep-red Lasting Love and tangerine-pink Dordogne. In May, fragrant creamy-white blooms of cherry Mount Fuji are in full flower in the orchard, their branches of blossom drooping almost to the ground.

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Birdsong walks and forest bathing mornings Listen out for birds too - at their busiest at this time of year. National Trust rangers manage their landscapes to provide food and shelter for wildlife, protecting lowland heath for ground-nesting birds like the nightjar and Dartford warbler, and maintaining scrub thickets for willow warblers and nightingales. The New Forest is a particularly good place to enjoy birdsong, and this year there’s a series of guided birdsong walks. You’ll learn how to identify key species like the woodlark and stonechat too, in the quiet heathland enclosure of Foxbury.

LEFT Stonechat | National Trust Images, Nick Upton

If you visit on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon you can see the very best of the garden’s colour on a free tour. A 30 minute walk into the beech woods reveals magnificent displays of scented bluebells. Deep purple Queen of the Night tulips fill the borders in The Vyne’s historic walled garden. In the fruit orchard plum, pear and apple trees bare clusters of tiny cream and pink flowers, which contrast with the formal planting of the summerhouse garden, bright with exotic spikes of yellow and orange crown imperials. A little further on and you’ll come to the wild garden, where young cherry trees are covered in pale pink blossom. A short distance from the garden lies The Vyne’s peaceful woodlands, covered in bluebells in late April and early May. There are plenty of countryside locations in Hampshire where you can indulge in glorious spring sights and sounds too. Downloadable trails at Hinton Ampner and Mottisfont will take you along country lanes full of hedgerow blossom. On Stockbridge Down patchworks of wildflowers are beginning to appear; beauties like purple knapweed, wild thyme and pink scabious.

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There are walks on 26 April, 10 and 24 May between 8 – 11am. Call 01794 344020 to book. On 17 May, there’s a special opportunity to enjoy the forest’s spectacular dawn chorus, with a guided walk from 5 – 8am. Another way to enjoy the countryside this spring is through the restorative Japanese practice of forest bathing (shinrin-yoku). These natural therapy walks have been proven to help people relax and unwind, and they are being held monthly throughout the year, at the National Trust’s Black Hill common in Bramshaw. Led by a qualified practitioner, the walks help you to reconnect with your senses and nature, as you’re guided through a peaceful woodland landscape filled with birdsong. Spring dates are 19 April and 17 May, 9am – 11am: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/foxbury.

LEFT The Vyne - cherry blossom | National Trust Images, Virginia Langer

A B OV E Hawthorn on Stockbridge Down | National Trust Images, John Miller

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Make a promise for nature this spring This year, the National Trust celebrates its 125th birthday, and has big plans to do more to help nature and the environment, but it needs our help. New research commissioned by the charity has shown that while many children and adults are deeply worried about the future of the natural world, fewer than ever before are connecting with it. The good news is, the research indicates that people who have small everyday moments in nature are much more likely to look after it. Plus, we know that this kind of contact is good for our wellbeing. To help, the Trust has launched the equivalent of a ‘couch to 5k’ for nature - a weekly guide of bite-size activities that can easily be squeezed into busy, daily life, but that collectively, can help halt nature’s decline (nationaltrust.org.uk/features/connect-to-nature).

You

can make a simple ‘promise for nature’ too: letting your grass grow longer, buying produce that’s in season, building a bug hotel. Find out more here: www. nationaltrust.org.uk/features/promise-for-nature. There’s never been a more important time to look after the places we love, whether it’s a local park or wood, or your own back garden. So, make a #PromiseForNature this spring and help wildlife thrive once more. Words and images courtesy of National Trust.

A B OV E Forest bathing - tree canopy | National Trust Images Jennifer Sutton

LEFT Hinton Ampner spring tulips | National Trust Images Hugh Mothersole

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Creating a stylish ‘man space’ minus the cliches Lads’ pads are well and truly out of fashion. Gabielle Fagan sources interiors tips for dapper rooms - and avoiding ‘decor divorce’. Gone are the days when all men are decor dinosaurs, whose idea of furnishing a room is one large sofa, a giant flat screen and a coffee table (for resting feet and cans). They’re fast becoming an endangered species, as a new style-savvy species emerges - and he’s just as likely to follow his favourite designers on Instagram as his favourite football team, and has a crystal clear idea of what his home should look like. Whatever his style - funky, streamlined, classic or vintage - it’s likely a world away from the stereotypical ‘man cave’, says David Harris, design director of ubertrendy interiors destination, Andrew Martin. “Men have never been so savvy about design and interiors as they are today. The huge growth of Pinterest and Instagram has opened up interior design to everyone, and interiors inspiration is everywhere,” Harris points out.

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Size matters “In general, masculine-style interiors embrace large-scale designs - such as furniture or focal-point walls - rather than layers of cosy accessories,” says Claire Hornby, head of creative at Barker & Stonehouse. “We’ve seen a surge over the years for oversized pieces of furniture, which command attention within a room, thanks to their bold and contemporary aesthetic,” she adds. “The sturdy straight lines of larger statement pieces give an illusion of strength, and oversized leather sofas or armchairs are a great way to soften the atmosphere of a space, without changing the overall aesthetic.” Reassuringly, she believes there’s no need for conflict if you’re sharing a space. “Creating a masculine room doesn’t have to mean it won’t appeal to all,” she says - if you opt for an elegant setting with masculine undertones (possibly in natural materials and darker shades), which convey warmth, strength and a sense of personality, without being overbearing. For

a

final

flourish,

Hornby

suggests:

“Convey

personality without clutter with different finishes, from metallic to varnished wood, and add artwork together with a few well-chosen accessories.”

“Design ideas, such as funky neon artworks, modern art wallpapers, architectural lighting ranges, and great furniture covered in rich velvets and leathers, is helping to attract a more masculine following. Men now feel more confident than ever about their interior ideas, and they want to show off their tastes.” But what if you’re not quite there with your decor, or even more challenging - have to share your taste and space with a partner? Around 60% of couples argue about decor, and 40% say they wouldn’t even move in with someone if they hated their interiors, according to recent research by Mattress Online. Fear not - as four design experts have come to the rescue. Here, they reveal their tips on creating a supersmart ‘man space’ and how to avoid a decor divorce...

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Seek out Scandi-style

styles, to ensure you both create a space you can truly

“We’ve definitely noticed a shift away from the

enjoy and relax in - by experimenting with different

perception of the characteristically male ‘bachelor pad’

looks. You may even conjure one which you wouldn’t

decor, as the lines between masculine and feminine

have previously thought you loved.

aesthetics start to blur,” acknowledges Emily Dunstan, home buyer at Heal’s.

“A Scandinavian-style aesthetic could be a good choice,” she adds. “Its elegant appeal incorporates a

“With more awareness of the variety of looks on

neutral palette, and bold designs with natural wooden

offer, people are exploring them rather than creating

pieces can be updated with fabrics and lighting, to

a defined look to suit a typically masculine or

subtly tweak the overall feel to suit you.”

feminine vision.” Reflect each other’s taste, for instance through pattern If men fly solo, she’s observed that they often opt for

or colour, via accessories, Dunstan also suggests - a

deep, warm neutrals, which conjure a snug, comfortable

compromise solution that will enhance the whole

space. “They favour a darker canvas, with accessories

scheme and help ensure harmony both emotionally

introducing pops of colour which breathe life and

and stylishly.

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Keep it simple “Our male customers are making bolder choices and expressing their desire to show their personality in their decor choices,” says Tony Berardis, home design stylist at John Lewis. “The key to creating a stylish man’s room is to keep it simple. Opt for multi-functional, sleek pieces in industrial or mid-century styles, that can be softened with a few choice accessories,” he adds. “As with any room, comfort is king - so don’t shy away from a few cushions and throws, which will encourage you to relax and entertain. Make the space your own by including your favourite pieces of art and photographs of your friends and family.” If the industrial/reclaimed look is on your radar, another destination to consider is Smithers of Stamford, which has a wealth of choice for stylish men. One star is a made-to-order Massey Ferguson Tractor Reclaimed Desk (£2,260, smithersofstamford.com).

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more for specific spaces and lifestyles, and with different looks in mind. “There are simple ways to add masculine touches to a home without going full-on bachelor pad,” she adds. “Some statement artwork can add personality, while conforming to a bold aesthetic. Or look to the floor and use a rug as ‘art’, which can be striking.” Wassermann’s tip is to avoid a predictable ‘man pad’ recliner, and instead opt for a comfortable chair which suits a room’s style, whether that’s pared-back Nordic or more of a retro vibe. “Invest in a well-designed quality piece and consider materials like leather or mango wood, which will add a more industrialised feel, bringing warmth without being exclusively masculine,” she adds. For a finishing touch, she suggests dressing the bed with on-trend linen, rather than cotton - ideal for a simple, masculine setting. “It’s muted, more natural tones,” she says, “like greys and stone wash, allow for different textures and colours to be integrated with throws and cushions.” Words by Gabrielle Fagan, Press Association

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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

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Will a plantbased diet impact your fitness goals? Reducing meat and dairy doesn’t have to dampen your training efforts - providing you do some homework. Abi Jackson talks to experts. If pursuing fitness goals, and eating more plant-based, are both high on your agenda, you might be wondering how well the two fit together. Veganism among athletes has been a hot topic lately. Last year’s Netflix documentary, The Game Changers, saw Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton and nutritional scientists tackle ‘misconceptions’ around meat-heavy diets being essential for strength and performance.

Various sports stars have also highlighted their own plant-based (or low-meat and dairy, as the case may be) regimes. Tennis ace Venus Williams switched to a raw vegan diet for health reasons - although she’s since said she now includes occasional animal products alongside being largely veggie. Footballer Jermain Defoe is “virtually vegan”, while a number of elite endurance athletes follow plant-based plans. With pressure to reduce animal-product consumption greater than ever too, where does this sit with our fitness efforts? Busting the meat myth It’s easy to see how iron and protein-rich meaty diets became synonymous with athletic prowess, but we haven’t always been such committed carnivores.

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performance, and from a commercial point

energy dips during or after workouts, this

of view there has been more money to be

says more about your diet in general, rather

made by encouraging animal products.”

than whether you’re packing in enough recovery shakes and protein bars. “All too

And

commercial

interest

often

leads

often, people will just cut out animal foods

to biases in research too. Mitchell says

without thinking about replacing with plant-

the “vast majority of research” has been

based alternatives. On a macronutrient

“geared for animal products which can then

level, the main thing is protein and also

be commercialised”. That’s changing now,

omega

as trends shift. “Over the next few years, we

from plants but needs thinking about,”

will see more research coming out looking

says Mitchell.

fats.

These

can

be

supplied

at meat-free diets and sport,” he adds. And when done well, plant-based diets are Get the basics right first

increasingly associated with a host of health

So, how does this apply to amateur athletes

benefits, as NHS registered nutritionist

and fitness fans? First, before you even

James Collier - co-founder of Huel, a

start thinking about anything else, it’s

‘complete nutrition brand’, which focuses

important to look at your overall nutrition.

on 100% vegan, sustainably and ethically-

A lot of the time, if you’re struggling with

sourced products (uk.huel.com) - points out.

“If we look back in history, we can see certain athletic groups have had, if not plant-based, then very low animal product diets,” says performance nutritionist Nigel Mitchell, author of new book The PlantBased Cyclist (£14.99), who works with leading supplement brand Healthspan, which has an Elite Nutrition range targeting fitness fans (healthspan.co.uk). “It’s suggested the diets of gladiators were predominantly

plant-based,

[focused]

around grains such as spelt and barley. The traditional food of sumo wrestlers is based around a vegetable stew called chankonabe; this would contain tofu and may have some seafood as well. “I think the main issue has been cultural and commercial,” Mitchell adds. “Culturally, we have associated meat with athletic

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“The number one point is planning: you’ll

“Ensure [you get] enough carbohydrate for

need to plan ahead in terms of shopping and

the exercise and for recovery, this is to feed

food prep,” Collier advises. “Choose a varied

the brain and muscle,” says Mitchell. “And

range of foods, including a variety of fruit,

keep the body well hydrated.”

vegetables, grains, pulses, nuts and seeds. Collier adds: “Fats are often overlooked This is vital to ensure a good intake of all

in fitness: it’s imperative to ensure a

amino acids, essential fatty acids, fibres,

good intake of omega-3s, omega-6s and

vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.”

monounsaturates daily. Omega-6s and monounsaturates are relatively easy to

‘Food first’ approach

obtain if you’re consuming oils, nuts and

Collier and Mitchel both agree we should

seeds. However, for adequate omega-3

aim for a “food first approach”. Mitchell

intake, you’ll need to include flaxseeds, chia

suggests

high-quality

or hemp seeds or algae foods. As may plant

ingredients where possible and cooking

proteins aren’t complete proteins, you’ll

from scratch, as this is often more nutritious

need to combine protein sources to ensure

(not to mention less added salt, sugar and

adequate intake of all essential amino acids.

sweeteners) than relying too much on pre-

For example, consume beans or lentils with

prepared processed products. And while

rice,” he continues. “Base meals around

protein may be the main fitness nutrition

slow-release carbs like granary bread,

buzzword, be careful about those carb-

sweet potato, new potatoes, oats, basmati

bashing fads.

rice or wholewheat pasta.”

focusing

on

What about shakes and supplements? Supplements can be important for plantbased eaters. “Some important nutrients you’ll need to watch out for include vitamin B12, vitamin D and choline (vitamin B4). Vegans should definitely consume B12fortified foods or have a daily supplement. Choline is rich in some seeds and grains, like oats and flaxseed, but if you don’t consume enough of these, then again a supplement may need to be considered,” says Collier. Mitchell, who works with the supplement brand Healthspan, also says supplements can be useful - either to support people while they make the transition, or in the long-term. As to whether you ‘need’ that fitness shake, “this is a simple question” with a “complex answer”, says Mitchell.

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It’s about listening to your own body and looking at your individual needs, rather than blindly following trends or buying whatever Instagram tells you to. And shakes are not all the same. “It depends on the shake and the purpose,” says Collier. “Protein shakes, for instance, aren’t vital, but they can be extremely useful, especially in a plant-based diet. Other shakes are designed to replenish carbs and electrolytes which, in some circumstances, can be useful. Alternatively, products like our recently launched Huel Black Edition [may be] useful as they provide a complete meal in a shake.” Final word of advice? “Enjoy your food,” says Mitchell, “and don’t over-complicate things.” Words by Abi Jackson, PA Media Pictures credit: iStock/PA

“This depends on a lot of variables, such as what do we mean as recovery? For me, this is about the athlete being able to perform again when they need to, so we can consider recovery from a metabolic and physiological perspective. A shake can be a simple and convenient way of providing some protein and carbohydrates - as a rule of thumb, we tend to suggest something that is supplying about 20g of protein and about 1g of carbohydrate per kg of body weight. “However, this can be provided by food,” he adds. “Once the shake or food is broken down to the base nutrients, they will be doing the same job in the body. For people following a plant-based diet, this could be a pint of soya milk and a large banana, or it could be plant-based protein in a shake. The main pitfall to look for is going too long without taking nutrition after hard training. This will delay recovery and can cause people to feel really hungry and binge-eat later.”

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Harmony in education conference puts sustainability at heart of curriculum With the new focus in the Ofsted inspection framework on curriculum ‘intent, implementation and impact’, many schools are now considering in more detail not just what they teach, but how and why they teach it.

This

real

will open the conference, alongside Richard

opportunity to re-frame teaching and learning

presents

educators

with

a

Dunne of The Harmony Project. Sir Anthony

around the environmental and social issues

Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of

that are most relevant to our time - and to our

Buckingham, will give a keynote address.

children’s futures. “As the university for sustainability and social In response to this, the first Harmony in

justice, I am very proud that Winchester is

Education

hosting the first-ever Harmony in Education

Conference,

a

collaboration

between the University of Winchester and

Conference in May,” said Professor Carter.

The Harmony Project takes place on Friday 1 May 2020 at the University.

“Winchester is already leading the way in climate change education, which is

The day-long conference provides an

embedded across all our courses, inspiring

opportunity for educators, school leaders

students and staff to learn about the wide

and others with an interest in transforming

range of issues generated by this pressing

the curriculum we offer our young people, to

global issue. In particular, as a sought-

explore how this might be achieved.

after provider of teacher education, the environment and sustainability are really

Vice-Chancellor

of

the

University

of

Winchester, Professor Joy Carter CBE, DL,

important parts of how we train future primary

and

secondary

teachers.

By

educating children about these crucial issues, we will enable them to be responsible citizens of the future and this conference is an exciting step towards achieving this aim.” The programme of talks and workshops at the conference will provide practical examples of how this approach can be planned and delivered. Session themes will include ‘Creating a Harmony curriculum’, ‘Researching

Harmony

in

action’

and

‘Developing new leaders in sustainability’. In line with the ethos of The Harmony Project, fresh, locally-sourced, seasonal and organic produce will be served at the conference and attendees will be given a copy of the Harmony Teachers’ Guide, included in the

R I G H T Images by Richard Dunne

ticket price of £50. To book your place at the Harmony in Education event, visit winchester.ac.uk/ harmonyineducation. Words courtesy of University of Winchester.

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Glamping in Dorset You don’t need to go too far afield to have a break away from everyday life, why not explore the wonderful country that we live in so you can spend more time relaxing and less time travelling! We all love the idea of a short getaway, but sometimes you spend too much time travelling and not enough time enjoying yourself. We have begun a search for hidden gems perfect for a couple of days away, without having to spend hours at the airport, maximising your enjoyment time.

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Tucked away in the Dorset countryside, we pulled up at the gate of the Farmstead Glamping, making our way through we were struck by the idyllic view, in front of us lay fields as far as we could see. Our home for the next couple of nights was to be the Pleasant Pheasant (www.canopyandstars.co.uk/ ThePleasantPheasant), this is one of two huts on site, situated at either end of the field you have no worries about being disturbed by your neighbour. Greeted by our friendly host, Hannah, who took the time to show us around and make sure we knew how everything worked, we excitedly set about exploring our hut. They have set everything up perfectly to offer all of the home comforts you could want, plus more! Inside the hut there is a kitchen area with two gas rings and all of the kitchenware you might need, a wood burning stove

To help us with our search we got in touch with our friends at Canopy & Stars who have a selection of inspiring places to go glamping in the UK. The great thing about Canopy & Stars is their ethos; they aim to inspire people to connect with nature through meaningful experiences, whilst having a positive impact on the environment. They offer a unique selection of accommodation types, including treehouses, gypsy caravans and yurts, just to name a few! This is the perfect company for anyone looking for a break with a difference! With such a wonderful selection to choose from we felt spoilt for choice so handed over to the experts to inspire us. After talking through what we were looking for they recommended we try a converted Shepherd’s hut at the Farmstead Glamping in Sturminster Newton. As a lover off all things quirky I jumped at the chance of a unique escape, armed with my partner in crime, in this case being my sister, we headed off for a couple of days of unwinding and exploring.

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for those chilly nights, and at the far end was a very

The next morning we woke up and decided to explore the

comfortable double bed. Being amongst those who

local area, but first we needed fuel! When booking your

still like our creature comforts we were happy to find a

trip they offer the optional extras of ordering food and

door in to a bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower! As

breakfast hampers. We opted for the Veggie Breakfast,

you would expect from a shepherds hut, space is tight

which included free range eggs, mushrooms, a loaf of

but they have done a wonderful job at maximizing the

bread, butter, jam and apple juice. We whipped up a

use of it including storage under the bed containing a

feast of scrambled eggs and mushrooms on toast and

selection of games, plus extra blankets if needed.

settle back outside to enjoy our feast, there is something about eating breakfast in the fresh air in the middle of the

Outside the hut they have laid out a lovely seating area

countryside that makes it taste even better!

with a fire pit, which can also be used for cooking on, and the piece de resistance, a wood fired hot tub!

Over breakfast we browsed through the leaflets that have been left for the guests. There are a selection of walks to

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After having fully explored every nook and cranny we

choose from ranging in distance and difficulty. With so

pulled up the Adirondack chairs around the fire pit and

much choice it came down to one simple thing, which

settled down with a glass of bubbles in our hand to fully

one had a local pub en route, we were on holiday after

absorb our surroundings. The peace and quiet washes

all! We pulled on our wellies and set off across fields, over

over you here and you feel like you have completely

stiles, through forests, even along an old railway track. We

escaped every day life in a little piece of heaven.

have driven through here many times on the way to see

Thinking that the evening couldn’t be anymore perfect

family but there are so many beautiful sights that you just

we stepped in to the hot tub and tranquility ensued as

don’t see from the car, it is a truly wonderful part of our

we both laid back, relaxed and put the world to rights.

county that we never truly appreciated until now.

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After a long day on our feet we opted to go out for dinner, looking through the recommendations from Farmstead Glamping we settled on heading to Plumber Manor, a local manor house. The food was wonderfully indulgent, with a varied menu made up of fresh ingredients set in a beautiful country home, keeping all of the original charm, you could almost believe time had stood still. After dinner we head back to our Shepherd’s hut and settled down to play a game of cards whilst reflecting back on our stay. It really is a wonderful place to visit; for anyone who needs a break away from everyday life, craves some peace and quiet, or just wants to explore the local countryside, this is the perfect place for you. All the creature comforts you need but with nature on your doorstep, you would be forgiven for not wanting to go home. A B O U T C A N O P Y & S TA R S Canopy & Stars offer a range of accommodation not only in Dorset but across the whole of Britain, and even abroad, proving spaces that surprise and inspire you from the moment you arrive. They believe in making travel as low impact as possible, by working with owners who build and live sustainably, and encouraging people to appreciate the natural world, so that we can all be a part of preserving our environment. Visit www.canopyandstars.co.uk to see the full range of inspiring places they have to offer.

FIND OUT MORE T. 0117 204 7830 E. bookings@canopyandstars.co.uk W. www.canopyandstars.co.uk FO L LO W O N I N S TAG R A M @farmsteadglamping @canopyandstars Photos courtesy of Canopy & Stars

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Wrights Way, South Wonston

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This property is situated on the edge of the village and benefits from two reception rooms, large kitchen diner, utility room, garage with electric doors and is offered with a suited onward chain. EPC Rating: C

Stanmore Lane, Winchester

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Occupying an elevated non-estate position a short walk from Winchester city centre, this exceptionally well-appointed semi-detached family home boasts generous extended accommodation comprising three/four bedrooms, impressive kitchen/dining room, sitting room and conservatory plus two bathrooms. Externally, there is an enclosed garden to the rear and residents permit parking on Stanmore Lane to the front. EPC Rating - Awaited

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Hawthorn Close, Colden Common

ÂŁ565,000

Pleasantly situated towards the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on this modern development in the well regarded village of Colden Common, this exceptional detached home has been well-maintained by the current owners and offers an ideal proposition for both families and those looking for entertaining space.

Loader Close, Kings Worthy

ÂŁ400,000

Set within a generous plot on the outskirts of the village of Kings Worthy, is this excellently presented two double bedroom detached bungalow benefiting from a large private rear garden with scope to landscape, extend or develop. Garage and off road parking.

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


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STANMORE £350,000

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bedrooms, two reception rooms and a

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Exceptional 4 bedroom detached home

Detached property situated in the favoured

bedrooms, generous private rear garden

towards the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with

Meon Valley village of Meonstoke with

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integral garage and driveway parking.

beautiful views across open countryside.

Properties of the month ROPLEY £1,575,000 Spacious house of great character standing in wonderful landscaped grounds with beautiful rural views within 2.14 acres.

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Beaulieu gets playful with family fun for the Easter holidays Get playful this Easter as Beaulieu throws open its doors to magical adventure play area Little Beaulieu and the start of new exhibition Motoring in Miniature – the Toys of Your Childhood for families to share memories together. From Good Friday to Easter Monday (April 10th - 13th) Palace House will come alive with craft activities to make decorations for the Easter tree, try on Easter bonnets for a selfie, then help Lord Montagu’s cook cut out Easter biscuits in the Victorian Kitchen. Talk with costumed guides about Victorian country house living and see the grand dining hall table decorated for an Easter feast.

There will be extra excitement as amazing vehicles are driven out of the National Motor Museum for daily motoring parades. Discover the sights, sounds and smells as vehicles spanning motoring history take a turn around the Events Arena and talk to the guides about their incredible stories. You may also be lucky enough to spot the larger-than-life Easter bunny hopping around the springtime grounds of the attraction over Easter weekend. For the whole of the Easter holidays, families can enjoy letting off steam in Beaulieu’s enchanting new adventure play area Little Beaulieu. If you’re a small or big kid, let your imagination run wild as you storm up the bridge of the magical wooden palace, which draws on the heritage of Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey.

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The fun fantasy play area is crammed with quirky features and secret passageways to discover. Slide through grand fireplaces, peek out from behind portraits and crawl through a trick bookcase to explore every nook and cranny, from his Lordship’s library up to the clock tower lookout and turrets. Keep your eyes peeled for the hidden staircase, then take the easy way down through a giant spiral tube slide or fireman’s pole. Climb up the climbing wall and don’t get in a tangle as you tackle the tricky rope maze room. Then follow the treetop boardwalk to the observation tower for a bird’seye view as the ‘Skytrain’ monorail rumbles past. Crawl through a garden hedge in the secret tunnel and feel the wind in your hair as you ride along the zip wire on your marvellous day out.

“Discover the sights, sounds and smells as vehicles spanning motoring history take a turn around the Events Arena and talk to the guides about their incredible stories.”

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Play continues inside the museum as the fun-filled

Recollections of the Tufty Club road safety campaign

exhibition Motoring in Miniature – the Toys of Your

are bound to make you nostalgic and the memories will

Childhood opens for Easter. Most of us have early

come flooding back as you share stories of your motoring

motoring memories from before we learned to drive –

history with the exhibition that all of the family will enjoy.

and that’s the shiny toys we gazed at in the toy shop window and spent hours ‘driving’ across the living room

All Easter activities are included in the general

carpet or in the garden outside. These were the toys you

admission ticket to Beaulieu, which includes entry to

were told to clear up, the toys you were proud of and the

the National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, On

toys that you loved.

Screen Cars, Palace House, Little Beaulieu, the Secret Army exhibition, Beaulieu Abbey with its Abbot’s Mews

From tin plate and wooden toys to die-cast and slot

falconry exhibition and the grounds and gardens.

cars, see pull-alongs and pedal cars, radio control cars

Tickets can be bought in advance online. For tickets and

and scale models. Spot familiar car jigsaws, board

details see www.beaulieu.co.uk or call 01590 612345.

games and computer games... these are the toys of your childhood.

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Words and images courtesy of Beaulieu National Motor Museum

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Importance of good design, sales and marketing advice for property developers As property marketing agency, Antler, approaches

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business, we have been reflecting on how the agency has grown through responding to the property market’s demand for high quality design, sales and marketing advice, to help sell their properties swiftly at the very best prices. A key to our success is the quality of our team, and how much we care about each other as well as our clients. We understand how important it is to look after our staff so that we can we give our clients the best service possible. At Antler we really do care about the health and mental wellbeing of the very creative and talented professionals we have on our team, in all areas of new homes’ sales, marketing and creative design. We work hard to create a happy office environment, promoting healthy living and eating, with plenty of fun activities to build and maintain a brilliant sense of camaraderie. I have recently qualified as a Mindfulness Practitioner, to add to my 35 year’s awardwinning property sales and marketing expertise. This has been very valuable to the team as, whilst facing tight deadlines, we always need to remain calm and A B OV E The Barn

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Arctic Bath Sweden's cold therapy spa hotel Surrounded by forest and river, this fairytale property is one of the most exciting openings of the year, says Sarah Marshall. For as long as I can remember what it feels like to shake and shiver, I've been taught to fear the cold. Always wrap up warm. Don't leave home without a coat. And never, ever go out with wet hair. Even the fact a cold is called a cold seems a little unfair. Why should a temperature drop get the blame for sneezing and a snotty nose? And since when did the weather become contagious - can you really catch a chill?

A B OV E An aerial view of Arctic Bath hotel frozen in the Lule River | PA Photo/ Daniel Holmgren/Arctic Bath

LEFT Arctic Bath hotel spa and restaurant | PA Photo/Daniel Holmgren/Arctic Bath

RIGHT a couple wearing Arctic Bath sauna robes given to every guest | PA Photo/ Daniel Holmgren/Arctic Bath

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on the season. An architectural masterpiece which demands deep pockets, it's destined to grace multiple Instagram feeds. But a commitment to it's cultural context makes 2020's most exciting hotel opening much more than a pretty face. The not-so-chilling story As synonymous as the sauna is with Finnish culture, taking a cold bath is at the core of Swedish wellbeing. The pair go together, in fact, like ying and yang: diametrically opposing but complementary in so many ways. Based on the teachings of 19th century Bavarian priest Sebastian Kneipp, who cured his tuberculosis by taking regular river dips, there's a theory switching between hot and cold can boost your immune system. Contrary to popular belief, the cold can be good for your health.

A subject of superstitious old wives' tales more fearsome than the bogeyman, we've been conditioned to dread and detest "the cold". There's even a name for extreme cases - frigophobia, where sufferers believe sub-zero conditions could lead to death. But what if we were to turn the tables and embrace the very thing that scares us? "There's nothing to be frightened of," assures therapist Nina Medin, as I slowly crunch through ice and slip into a skin-prickling pool of 4C river water - the centrepiece of new highly-hyped, high-end design hotel Arctic Bath. Clad with logs - like a doughnut sprinkled with hundreds and thousands - the property's circular spa floats or freezes in Swedish Lapland's Lule River - depending

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The idea to create a hotel dedicated to the wellness

the perfect introduction. Moving between Arctic Bath's

tradition started with a conversation 10 years ago over

wood pellet-fuelled saunas, Nina throws essential oils

dinner at neighbouring Treehotel, an equally striking

mixed with water onto hot rocks and circulates the

and fantastical project featuring cabins suspended

steam by swinging a towel above her head.

between the pine trees. I'm invited to breathe and meditate before heading Bertil Harstrom, the architect responsible for the

outside to the cold bath, a circuit which becomes

outrageous Bird's Nest (a tangle of twigs with beds),

addictive after a couple of days.

had ambitions to build a cold bath in an imaginative and innovative style. "He spent years searching for the right

Starting with a tentative toe wriggle, I soon progress to

location," says AnnKathrin Lundqvist, an interior designer

full immersion, tilting my head back and gazing at the

and one of Arctic bath's co-founders. "Watching how the

stars. Eventually, I even manage a short swim.

Lule River flowed and how the ice formed and melted." The feeling? Like a million electrodes pulsing through

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my body; my mind cleared of all thoughts bar one.

Sauna etiquette is second nature to Scandinavians, but

As Nina explains: "When your body kicks into survival

for many of us, it's a mystery. A SaunaGus spa ritual is

mode, that's when you really see results."

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FA R L E F T The cold bath at Arctic Bath | PA Photo/Daniel Holmgren/Arctic Bath

LEFT A water room at Arctic Bath | PA Photo/Daniel Holmgren/Arctic Bath

BELOW An Arctic Bath land room | PA Photo/Daniel Holmgren/Arctic Bath

At present, the spa has only one treatment room (although there are plans to build a separate building in the next few years), with a menu of facials and massages curated by eco and vegan Swedish skincare brand Kerstin Florian. Sleeping with dreamy designs From bespoke, pollutant-free, organic cotton swimsuits (every guest gets one; you can't wear your own), to furnishings supplied by classic Swedish brands, every design detail of the property has been finessed with meticulous care. There are 12 rooms, divided between water and land - all with endlessly-pleasing, spine-tingling views. On land, larger split-level cabins can sleep up to five, with spiral staircases leading to a mezzanine. Warm honey-toned lighting and use of natural materials are as comforting as a cuddle, while a sedum roof signifies a change in seasons with an array of budding flowers. Suited to two, smaller water rooms also have year-round appeal: north-facing windows are perfect for aurora watching, while in summer, guests are invited to swim or kayak from their private deck.

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Dining the sustainable way Sticking to locally-sourced food is a challenge this far north - especially in winter. But Kristoffer Astrom, who's been lauded as Scandinavia's only gourmet Sami chef, and his kitchen partner, Maarten De Wilde, have committed to using whatever Mother Nature gives them. Their creations are showcased in nightly five-course menus (included in the room rate): six-day cured trout rests on a bubbly pillow of celeriac puree and lingonberries glisten on a surprisingly tasty reindeer blood pancake. Squeamish for some, but this is sustainability; typical of Sami culture, nothing goes to waste. Putting the property in context A 10-minute walk away, 600-person village Harads has points of interest: a dusty museum filled with antique looms and rat traps, a church with an eyeball painted above the altar, and an Iranian pizzeria where reviews swing like a pendulum from dreadful to excellent. Learn about community quirks from local guide Thorbjorn Enberg, who'll invite you into his home for Swedish fika (coffee - Swedes drink an eye-popping average of eight cups a day - and cake). An hour's drive away, Pite River's Storforsen rapids tell the story of this region's "timmerflottning" industry, where logs were floated from forests to sawmills. (It's

a slice of history that inspired Arctic Bath's design.) A walkway hugs the raging water, and on frosty days evaporation dresses trees with crystal tips. But perhaps the most memorable activity on offer at Arctic Bath is a morning spent with Sami reindeer herder Anna Kuhmunen in Jokkmokk. After feeding her herd with fuzzy, soft bundles of lichen, we sit around a fire in her lavvu listening to folkloric tales and learning about the modern day struggles of the original inhabitants of "Sapmiland". "I will die to protect my reindeer, until my last breath," insists Anna, tearing a piece of Sami flatbread gahkku to share. "They keep my people alive." Fluctuating temperatures and an uncharacteristically warm January have created problems for her herd, whose main food source is currently locked beneath a layer of ice on the forest floor. "We hope for more snow soon."

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Eyes bluer than glacial pools and with cheeks rubbed crimson by the wind, Anna is at home in the cold. Having quelled my fear of low temperatures, finding new strength in sustaining shivers, I think I've become a fan of it too. How to plan your trip Rates at Arctic Bath (arcticbath.se) start from 9,600 SEK/ÂŁ774 per night, based on two sharing water accommodation on a half-board basis, including breakfast, a five-course set dinner, spa access, Arctic Bath spa robe and spa bathing suit or shorts, slippers and a spa ritual kit. Spa treatments start from 1,795 SEK/ÂŁ145. For further information on Swedish Lapland, go to swedishlapland.com. For further information on Sweden, visit visitsweden. com. Words by Sarah Marshall, PA

A B OV E Anna Kuhmunen feeding her reindeer | PA Photo/Sarah Marshall

LEFT The five-course menu served at Arctic Bath, based on local produce available | PA Photo/Thomas Bergman/Arctic Bath

RIGHT The cold bath at Arctic Bath | PA Photo/Daniel Holmgren/Arctic Bath

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Revamp starts on an historic public space in the heart of Winchester Plans to revitalise an historic public space dating back to the 15th century are underway.

St Maurice’s Covert, which is located

Asset Management, Cllr Kelsie Learney, said:

Colebrook Street or Market Street and then

between the city’s high street and Market

“Winchester’s extraordinary heritage is one

along Market Lane. Alternative public toilets

Lane, will receive a makeover to enhance the

of our key assets. We have listened to what

– which include disabled access and baby

popular pedestrian route between the high

people tell us they’d like to see change in

changing facilities - are available in Abbey

street and Winchester Cathedral. Phase one

this area and this makeover will revitalise an

Gardens and the Guildhall. A short closure

of the improvement works has begun and

historic area, to create a fresh public space

of the St Maurice’s Covert toilets will be

will last for seven weeks.

for residents, shoppers and tourists to enjoy.

publicised in advance.

This does mean that for a short period, we Renovation plans include the installation of

will need to close the space to pedestrians

The second phase of the project will begin

benches and a water fountain, alongside

and we thank people who use this footway

later this year to include new lighting which

cubed stone features to provide further

in advance for their support in helping us

will better highlight the historic tower.

seating space. The area will also be deep

deliver an exciting new feature for the city.”

cleaned and resurfaced.

The project, supported by Winchester BID, Whilst the improvement works are underway,

has been designed by architects Scott

St Maurice was an ancient church in the

the area will need to be closed to the public.

Whitby Studio to take into account the views

City of Winchester. It was demolished in the

There are nearby alternative routes via Market

of residents, users and businesses.

1950s leaving a covered space known as St

Lane and Market Street. The public toilets on

Maurice Covert and a church tower that dates

the site will remain open for the majority of

Words and image courtesy of Winchester

to the 15th century. Cabinet Member for

this time – access will be by walking down

City Council

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INTERIORS | RIPPLES

How to buy a shower If you pick the wrong type, shower glass can be a high-maintenance, bulky burden! No need to worry, Ripples Winchester have lots of options that will suit your chosen bathroom style...

Choosing glass Shower glass comes in many shapes and sizes and perhaps it can feel a little overwhelming when you’re first thinking about a new bathroom. Ripples designers have years of experience achieving the right result for each individual client; why not try their free design service? Senior Designer at Ripples, Jo Sangster is always thinking about design and functionality, ‘We offer an easy clean coating on top of the glass which is low maintenance and lime scale resistant - a dream cleaning scenario!’ Features like this are so important to keep your bathroom feeling like a spa! Style and shape Ripples offer a stylish range of glass shower panels whether you have a large, small, or awkward space like a sloped celling. If you’ve got limited space, how about a five-sided quintet that will allow you to make use of a corner effectively. ‘Wetrooms are a popular option but to make your shower warm and steamy, a shower panel or two will retain more heat than an open space’ says Leanne Robey, Senior Designer at Ripples. These come in many lengths so you can work it around your space.

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And, glass isn’t just glass anymore, Ripples have lots of exciting finishes to explore. Crittall style glass can look striking on single panel with its strong, bold character and fluted glass is a new option for a more modest, deco-style bathroom. Dena Kirby at Ripples says ‘If your taps and shower are going to be brushed bronze or matte black then we can make sure all the hinges and handles match for a look that ties together seamlessly.’ Brassware Whether there’s one or three going through the bathroom everyday, you’ll want to choose a shower that is robust and will withstand lots of heavy use by the whole tribe. If you’re looking for something eco-friendly, Ripples have showers that use far less water that

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01962 859296

www.ripplesbathrooms.com

13-15 Stockbridge Road

winchester@ripples.ltd.uk

Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6RN

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Pearl Lowe’s Bohemian style; romantic meets rock ‘n roll It’s all about ‘faded glamour’ for Pearl Lowe and her designer friends. Gabrielle Fagan finds out how to get the look. Singer-turned-fashion designer Pearl Lowe is renowned for her quirky, individual style - so it’s probably no surprise that she defiantly dances to her own tune when it comes to her decor choices too. Her home - a rambling 11-bedroom Georgian mansion in Somerset - showcases her trademark blend of grand, romantic chic and cool rock ‘n roll. “Many people might regard my style as quite ‘eclectic’,” observes London-born Lowe. “That’s fine by me, because I don’t believe there should be any rules unless you want your house to be a hotel,” the 49-year-

She sums up her interior style as “faded glamour”

old declares with a smile.

- and this is also the title of her new book, which celebrates her approach to decor and creating spaces she loves. Faded Glamour gives us a glimpse into not only Lowe’s own home, but also the private spaces of her super-creative designer friends, including Solange Azagury-Partridge, Alice Temperley and Sera Hersham Loftus. There are colourful living rooms, intimate bedrooms, and plush bathrooms which showcase the many different ways ‘faded glamour’ can be interpreted from urban to rustic, and bohemian to vintage.

ABOVE Drawing room at Pearl Lowe’s home with vast sofas, leather club chairs and a tiger-print Ottoman and a collection of rococo furniture | Amy Neunsinger/CICO Books/PA

LEFT Designer Pearl Lowe | CICO Books/PA

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“I’d say it’s a gloriously decadent yet well-lived-in decorating style. I think of rooms that are elegant yet whimsical at the same time,” muses Lowe. She shares her own home with her musician husband, Danny Goffey (of the Nineties band Supergrass), and their children Alfie, 23, Frankie 20, and Betty, 15. Her daughter, model Daisy, 31, is a regular visitor too.

BELOW LEF T Faded Glamour: Inspirational Interiors And Beautiful Homes by Pearl Lowe, published by CICO Books, £19.99 | Amy Neunsinger/CICO Books/PA

BELOW Dining room at Pearl Lowe’s decorated in House of Hackney wallpaper | Amy Neunsinger/CICO Books/PA

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A bathroom at Pearl Lowe’s home decorated in Hollywood style with Lotus wallpaper from Farrow & Ball, mirrored tiles and a leopard print chair | Amy Neunsinger/CICO Books/PA

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LEFT Living room at the home of jewellery designer, Solange Azagury-Patridge | Amy Neunsinger/CICO Books/PA

BELOW Zellige Ispahan Moroccan Print Silk Twill and Velvet Floor Cushion, £130, Limelace | Limelace/PA

Throughout the property, Lowe has managed to

are not just decadent and stylish, but deliciously inviting

deftly mix precious pieces of antique furniture with

and alluringly comfortable”.

contemporary colourful pieces from flea markets, which happily sit alongside 18th century mahogany

Here, we take a sneak peek at some of the homes

wood and 1950s plastic retro.

bringing ‘faded glamour’ to life...

Wear-and-tear and the patina of age aren’t hidden.

JEWELS FOR THE HOME

Instead, they’re revered and deliberately embraced. “To

Colourful Faded Glamour: Solange Azagury-Partridge

me, an object that was once the height of elegance but

This interior literally “sets your spirit soaring”, enthuses

is now a bit battered has far more allure than something

Lowe. This is a home where sofas and chairs are

brand new,” says Lowe.

covered in a giddy array of colourful fabrics and throws, and who’s style takes influences from the East.

“What I enjoy is the mix, the alchemy you create when you play around with styles... where chintz sits alongside

It’s a harmony of surprising contrasts - a sofa in a

animal print and sultry velvets; rococo suddenly goes a

Sanderson flowery chintz sits alongside one dressed in

little rock ‘n roll, and a freestanding 1970s Anglepoise

an Ikat print, while yellow velvet clashes with shocking

lamp sets it all alight.”

pink toile de Jouy wallpaper, and mismatched Moroccan rugs form a rainbow patchwork across the floors.

As a designer, she draws inspiration from many quarters: art, film, photography, music, travel and - above all - her

Fabric used for walls adds to a sense of warmth as well

friends, especially Rachel Ashwell, the designer and writer

as enriching the palette of shades, while the woodwork is

who introduced us all to ‘shabby chic’ back in the Nineties.

painted baby pink. “Solange’s bold use of colour is full of

Ashwell, says Lowe, “taught me how to create spaces that

wit and wonder and brings a smile to your face,” says Lowe.

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FASHION A GLAMOROUS HOME Chic Faded Glamour: Alice Temperley Award-winning

fashion

designer

Temperley,

who

dresses some of the most stylish women in the world from the Duchess of Cambridge to Beyonce - playfully mixes old with new in her home, a Regency mansion. Giant disco balls hang from original plaster roses on the ceiling, and black-and-white photographs and contemporary art line the walls of wood-panelled reception rooms. A mix of intriguing finds from local flea markets twinkling candelabras, vintage glassware, bespoke china and stacks of rare books - are just some of the treasures that embellish the space and enhance character and interest.

LEFT Living room at the home of fashion designer, Alice Temperley | Amy Neunsinger/ CICO Books/PA

TOP LEF T Carved Ming Screen – Warm Elm, £1,695, Shimu | Shimu/ PA; Oval mirror Wall Light, Gold Paint, £397, Besselink & Jones | Besselink & Jones/PA

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LEFT Living space at the home of designer, Sera HershamLoftus which features in in Faded Glamour: Inspirational Interiors And Beautiful Homes by Pearl Lowe, published by CICO Books, £19.99

BELOW Faux Cheese Plant in Rattan Basket, £43.50, see Gisela Graham for stockists | Gisela Graham/PA

“What I love about this house is that despite the grandeur of the building itself - which in other hands could look austere and formal - Alice has, with her inherent romantic aesthetic, created a whimsical, enchanted world here,” Lower says admiringly.

are painted black. She’s furnished with day-beds, antique furniture and a jungle of vast potted plants

GO NATURAL

throughout, which conceal subtle lighting effects.

Bohemian Faded Glamour: Sera Hersham-Loftus

The designer’s style, says Lowe, is ever evolving, and

Fashion and interior designer Hersham-Loftus has

“sumptuous, seductive, exotic, and highly unique”.

banished walls from her London apartment, and transformed it into a giant living space simply divided

Faded Glamour: Inspirational Interiors And Beautiful

into areas by beautiful panels of fabric.

Homes, photography by Amy Neunsinger, is published by CICO Books, priced £19.99. Available now.

Hand-made muslin curtains - appliqued with vintage lace and hand-dyed - hang over windows, and ceilings

Words by Gabrielle Fagan, PA Media

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Interiors that say plenty Bryant Interior Furnishings can offer just about all aspects of Interior Decoration. Their speciality is high quality, bespoke curtains and blinds. The talented team at Bryant’s can design, make and install to a very high standard. They

also

specialise

in

new,

bespoke,

upholstered furniture including headboards, stools, window seats and more and reupholster existing furniture, bringing it back to life.

At the beginning of 2019, due to customer demand, Bryant Interior Furnishings started their “interior design service” and this has been really popular. They can create room schemes supported by layout illustrations and suggestions for paint, wall coverings, furniture, lighting, window dressings, accessories and more. It’s purely a “cosmetic” design service which they intend to grow and are already looking into outsourcing their designs into 3D visualisations so that clients can see their dream room before their eyes. We asked Anne Tyler-Bryant, Managing Director to tell us more:

Tell us about Bryant Interior Furnishings, where did it begin? My Mother, Carole, started the business from our family home in Winton in 1970. It was registered as “Bryant Furnishing” in 1976. My parents bought the shop premises in Alma Road, Winton in 1978 where it still stands strong today as “Bryant Interior Furnishings” LEFT Team Photo – from left to right. Anne Tyler-Bryant, Elaine Sealey, Sue Spender, Martin Dorain and Marlaine Bryan

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Who makes up the team at Bryant’s and what are their job roles? I carry out most of the home surveys, I love spending time with customers in their homes. I can measure all types of windows for all types of window treatments. Elaine Sealey is a super-talented soft furnisher. Sue Spender is our accounts lady. Martin, is our Fitter and Goods Manager. He installs all of our curtains, blinds, awnings and shutters. Marlaine is our Interior Designer. Marlaine is very passionate and creative. Her inspiring schemes can be bold and colourful as well as natural and restful, always reflecting the client’s taste. We also have a fantastic work force of self-employed, highly skilled makers for curtains, blinds and upholstery and can also call on experienced fitters for larger projects.

What areas do you cover and have you worked in Winchester before? We cover the South West. From Lyme Regis to Winchester to Lymington. Yes we do have clients in Winchester, it’s a wonderful city and although we are based in Bournemouth it’s only 40 minutes drive away. It’s easy to access and has many beautiful areas and all types of properties. From renovated period properties to new builds of contemporary and traditional design. Elaine (seen pictured) has her own clients in Cheriton, Bramdean, Ropley and beyond. To what do you attribute the company’s continued success? Being versatile and listening to the needs of our customers. Good, creative and innovative design and top quality products. We try to exceed expectations and make the whole experience for our clients easy and enjoyable.

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WEBSITE

ADDRESS

01202 528063

www.bryantfurnishing.co.uk

136 Alma Road, Bournemouth,

info@bryantfurnishing.co.uk

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Stunning summer bulbs to plant in spring Plant lilies, red hot pokers and even summer hyacinths in spring for a burst of summer scent and colour. By Hannah Stephenson. If you are one of those people who missed putting in your spring bulbs last September, now is the time to think about giving summer bulbs a go. Bulbs, corms and tubers can be planted in spring right up until the end of May and can be as spectacular as their spring counterparts - in troughs and tubs, or filling up the front of beds and borders - requiring little maintenance but providing a wealth of colour during the hotter months. The majority produce their best blooms when planted in a sunny spot, although lilies and begonias bloom well in partial shade. There are many to choose from; here’s some ideas and key points to keep in mind...

A B OV E Canna lily | iStock/PA

RIGHT Lily bulbs ready for planting | Hannah Stephenson/PA

TOP RIGHT Red hot pokers | iStock/PA

FA R R I G H T Lilium longiflorum | Hannah Stephenson/PA

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Long, short and tall Hyacinths are generally known as highly-scented spring bulbs, but there is also a summer hyacinth, Galtonia candicans, which grows to 1m (3ft) high and makes big clumps of strap-like leaves, producing white, bellshaped flowers in summer. They should be planted in late spring. Long after your tulips have faded, foxtail lilies (Eremurus species) are producing towering spires of flowers as high as 3m (9ft), clumps of Crinum x powellii are producing beautiful pink blooms, while in August and September red hot pokers (Kniphofias) are among the most impressive border plants. The pineapple flower (Eucomis bicolor), grows to 60cm (2ft) and provides a tropical effect for a sunny border or container, its leaves forming a wide, funnel shape and its fruit, which looks like an under-ripe pineapple, emerges in mid-summer. The bulbs should be planted in late spring, April to May, at least 20cm deep to protect them from frost.

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They prefer a sunny, sheltered spot and will need a good

The plants can be left for a couple of years until they

dry mulch come the autumn. Those in containers will

start to become overcrowded, and then clumps can

benefit from being brought under cover into a cool,

be dug up and divided in autumn or early spring and

frost-free place.

replanted immediately.

Luscious lilies

Late-bloomers

Lilies are among the most popular summer bulbs. They

Some bulbs will flower well into late summer. Nerines,

perform well in pots and if you want their rich scent

for instance, look wonderful in pots and produce lily-

to pervade your patio, go for L. longiflorum, which will

like flowers in a variety of colours in the autumn, as the

produce wonderful white flowers and fragrance on a

leaves die down. Try N. flexuosa ‘Alba’ for a splash of

sunny terrace.

white in a terracotta pot on a terrace in autumn.

They are best grown in large pots of John Innes compost

Hardy bulbs like nerines, galtonia and Amaryllis

in autumn or early spring, in a frost-free greenhouse or

belladonna can be planted in spring and left to

conservatory. Don’t put them outside until the frosts

naturalise in a warm, sunny spot.

have passed. Non-hardy types such as tigridia, canna and eucomis One of the easiest lilies to grow is the tiger lily (Lilium

should be planted in late spring and lifted after

tigrinum), which grows to 1.25m (4ft) and produces

flowering, before the first frost.

striking orange-spotted flowers with petals which curve

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in to make a ball shape. Again, they can be planted in

The Kaffir lily (Schizostylis coccinea ‘Sunrise’) is also

early spring in lime-free soil, which is well-drained. They

a wonderful addition to the late summer garden, with

flower in mid to late summer and combine well with other

its star-like pink blooms emerging on slender stems in

hot-coloured perennials such as cannas and crocosmias.

August and September.

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Fiery crocosmias Crocosmias, formerly known as montbretias, with their hot colours from yellow through to burnt orange and fiery reds, look their best in high summer and can continue to flower well into September. Planting pointers Remember when planting that nearly all bulbs require free-draining soil. If your soil is heavy, put sand or grit in the hole under the bulb. The hole should be about twice the diameter of the bulb and the depth will depend up on the variety you are planting. Before you know it, summer will be here with a riot of colour from all those bulbs you planted in spring. Words by Hannah Stephenson, PA

TOP LEF T Kaffir lily | iHannah Stephenson/PA

A B OV E Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ | Hannah Stephenson/PA

LEFT Tiger lily | Hannah Stephenson/PA

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

NEW MG3 E XC LUSIVE MODEL Following the success of the MG3 hatchback - which comes with a 7-year warranty - MG Motor UK has added a new version, MG3 Exclusive Nav. Available from £12,995, MG3 Exclusive Nav features MG’s latest iGo In-Car Navigation system into the model for the first time, and other features include 8-inch colour touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity and Apple CarPlay. Buyers can also enjoy a 6-speaker audio system, DAB Radio and rear parking camera. Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales & Marketing at MG, said: “We are constantly analysing customers’ needs and requirements to produce a lineup which truly complements the buyer’s busy and varied lifestyle. The introduction of the MG3 Exclusive Nav brings our smallest model in line with the rest of the MG line-up and further solidifies our promise to offer affordability without compromising on specification or quality.”

R O A D T E S T: N I S S A N M I C R A A C E N TA The Nissan Micra received a facelift in 2019 and the sleeker and more sporty styling widens its appeal, especially to younger buyers, writes NICK FLETCHER. There is also a revised engine line-up delivering improved performance and economy and helping the Micra take on rivals such as the Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta. Priced from £14,100, the Micra comes as a 5-door hatchback but with a coupe look thanks to neatly disguised rear door handles. There are petrol and turbo-petrol engines with various power outputs and most models come with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox, though CVT auto transmission is available on some models. The test model is a mid-range Acenta version priced from £15,330 and with a 1.0 litre 99 hp turbo-petrol engine and manual gearbox. The top speed is 114 mph, the 0-60 mph time 10.9 seconds and average fuel economy 50.4 mpg. Emissions are low at 103 g/km. Standard equipment includes alloy wheels, cruise control, digital radio, Bluetooth, smartphone

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integration,USB socket, auto-emergency braking and pedestrian detection. The Micra’s styling provides visual cachet and the cabin is a pleasant place to be, with a userfriendly dashboard, clear dials and well-placed switches. Good-quality trim materials add to the cabin ambience and good seat and steering wheel adjustments enable the driver to find a comfortable position. Front occupants get plenty of space but the rear seats are a little cramped for taller passengers due to the low roof line. Boot space at 300 litres is among best in class and can be expanded to just over 1,000 litres by folding the rear seats, earning the Micra top marks for practicality. In road use, the Micra handles well, with light precise steering and a light clutch action. It handles corners with composure thanks in part to a suspension set-up which is a little more firm than most of its rivals. The hatchback sector is highly competitive but the latest Micra now has a much stronger presence which gives it a more formidable edge and enhances its appeal to a wider age group.


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R O A D T E S T: D S 3 C R O S S B A C K P R E S T I G E DS is the stylish stand-alone prestige brand of parent company Citroen and has quickly established itself as a marque with a lot of visual cachet and cool design features, a package which has wide appeal especially among younger buyers, writes NICK FLETCHER. The DS3 Crossback is an SUV model from the DS line-up, adding practicality to a car which oozes charm and panache and can double as an everyday family car and a charismatic city cruiser. DS3 prices start at ÂŁ22,670 though many buyers will opt to move up range and my test model was a Prestige version with a lot of extra features. With a 1.2 litre turbopetrol engine mated to a slick 8-speed automatic gearbox its costs ÂŁ28,520.

automatic air-conditioning, Bluetooth, media streaming and smartphone mirroring, plus 3D sat-nav, auto lights and privacy glass.

litres by folding the rear seats. The elevated driving position gives a good view of the road and all the controls and switches are well-placed for ease of use.

The cabin is beautifully designed with quirky and classy touches including diamond-shaped switches and air-vents and a nifty miniature gearshift. The car has a smart and elegant ambiance and you do feel you really are in something quite special.

The 1.2 litre turbo-petrol engine has punchy 130 hp, giving a quick 0-60 mph time of 9.2 seconds and top speed of 124 mph. Emissions are 113 gm/k and average fuel economy 44.7 mpg.

There is ample room for for five adults, seats are very comfortable and the boot space is good at 350 litres, boosted to 1,050

On the road, the DS3 is pleasingly effortless to drive, smooth, quiet and refined and with a very comfortable ride thanks in part to the a multi-arm rear suspension set-up and the good overall balance of the car, which corners with utmost composure. Overall, this DS is very impressive. It has its own stand-out character and image which not only sets it apart from its Citroen stablemates but also its class rivals, as head-turning style is an important factor in a sector in which street image is often a key element for potential buyers.

For that you get a wealth of standard features including front and rear parking sensors, speed limit warning, hill-start assist, quilted leather upholstery, front and rear powered windows, keyless start,

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R O A D T E S T: H O N D A H R -V Honda’s coupe-styled compact SUV combines dynamic looks with class-leading interior space and a high level of standard features even on entry level versions, writes NICK FLETCHER. This all-round package gives the HR-V a distinct edge in an SUV sector swamped with accomplished rivals, especially as Honda has over the years built up a formidable reputation for reliability and strong re-sale values. Prices start at £20,690 for an S-trim model with 1.5 litre petrol engine and manual gearbox and the level of standard kit is very good and includes alloy wheels, climate control, front and rear power windows, cruise control, dusk-sensing headlights, digital radio, Bluetooth and USB/AUX sockets. My test model was the top-range EX version with the 1.5 litre 128 hp petrol engine but with CVT auto transmission and priced at £27,500. Additional equipment includes sat-nav, connectivity features, front and rear parking sensors, roof rails, rear-view camera, panoramic glass sunroof, leather

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interior with heated front and rear seats. Safety features include hill-start assist, forward collision and lane departure warnings and traffic sign recognition with intelligent speed limiter.

The exterior of the car has a more sporty stance than most in the sector, in part due to its sleek coupe-styling, with rear door handles disguised by incorporating them into the edge of the side windows.

The cabin is well designed for comfort and practicality and the dashboard is userfriendly with a touch-screen infotainment centre, steering-wheel-mounted controls and a straight-line auto gearshift which is simple to use.

On the road, the HR-V is smooth and pleasing, The gear shift is slick, the steering feedback precise and reassuring and ride quality is excellent even on rougher surfaces. The 0-60 mph time of 10.7 seconds is typical of the class standard and top speed is 116 mph. Average fuel economy is 52.3 mpg with emissions of 125 g/km.

The HR-V scores top marks for everyday versatility. It will seat five adults though ideally four would be more comfortable, and the boot has a large 470 litre capacity boosted to a impressively substantial 1,533 litres. And Honda’s ‘Magic Seat System’ means the rear seats slide and drop in an instant to form a fla t load floor.

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NE W SMART EQ The new smart EQ range is now on sale, with prices starting from £16,850 for the fortwo coupé including Government grant of £3,500 - total price £20,350 excluding grant. The forfour is priced from £17,285 (£20,785 excluding grant), and the fortwo cabriolet starts at £20,420 (£23,920 excluding grant). The smart electric drive features an 82 hp electric motor powering the rear wheels via a single-speed gearbox. All smart EQ models have a range of around 70 miles, while maximum speed is electronically limited to 81 mph.

R O A D T E S T: V O LV O X C 6 0 T 5 R - D E S I G N Volvo has a long history of producing robust and spacious vehicles and its SUV range reflects that and adds luxury features and premium styling to give the brand a formidable presence in its sector, writes NICK FLETCHER. Rivals include the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Range Rover Discovery yet Volvo’s XC models still stand out and have their own distinctive character and appeal. There are several XC variants in petrol, diesel and mild-hybrid form, with multiple trim levels and prices from £38,715. The five-seat XC60 is a popular choice and my test model was a T5 in upper range R-Design trim with 2.0 litre 250 hp petrol engine, auto transmission and all-wheel drive. Priced at £42, 535, this version has a quick 0-60 mph time of 6.4 seconds, top speed of 137 mph and average fuel economy of 30.8 mpg. Emissions are 174 g/km. Based on the platform of Volvo’s larger XC90, the XC60 is shorter, seats five instead of seven, and is more nimble to handle. In R-Design form it has more sporty styling, larger alloy wheels, lowered suspension and additional equipment. Standard kit on this version includes voiceactivated control system, sat-nav, connectivity, dual-zone climate control, powered tailgate,

front and rear parking sensors and safety features which include auto-emergency braking with cyclist, pedestrian and large animal detection, lane-keep assist and run-off-road protection which tightens seats belts and also gives additional spinal protection thanks to special seat frames. Build quality and standard of finish of this Volvo SUV is impressive – you certainly feel you are in a premium luxury model. The dashboard has a simple functional layout with most controls via a vertical-format central touch screen which reacts quickly. The cabin is roomy for five adults and seating is very comfortable. Boots space is 505 litres, expandable to 1,432 litres by dropping the rear seats to provide a flat load floor. When it comes to driving, the XC60 performs beautifully with crisp smooth acceleration and excellent steering feedback. The firmer suspension on the R-Design version boosts grip, reduces cornering pitch yet still provides comfortable ride quality.

The 96-cell lithium-ion battery is coupled with a standard 22 kW on-board charger, meaning that charging can take less than 40 minutes (up to 80% charge) using a rapid charger, and can be charged in less than six hours using a home wall box. Standard specification on all models includes multifunction leather steering wheel, rear parking sensors, smart media system (navigation, seven-inch touchscreen, charging station finder, Bluetooth, automatic climate control, DAB, Android Auto and Mirrorlink), acoustic presence indicator and comfort package.

Summing up, the Volvo XC60 is a classy and polished performer bringing a dash of Scandinavian design flair to the sometimes rather staid SUV sector.

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R O A D T E S T: K I A X C E E D Kia describes its new Xceed as ‘an urban crossover utility vehicle’ that is an alternative to larger SUV models and is more sporty and practical than a conventional hatchback, writes NICK FLETCHER. That’s a tall order, yet you don’t have to be in the Xceed for very long before you realise that Kia has pulled off this formidable feat. The new model is neat and nimble yet has a spacious interior, and it rides and handles very well. There is a choice of turbo-petrol engines, a diesel unit which Kia says is its cleanest ever, and a hybrid version will be available later this Spring. There are three trim levels and my test model was the entry version with a 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine and 6-speed manual gearbox, priced at £20,795.

Bluetooth and smartphone mirroring. Safety features include lane-keep assist, driver attention warning, forward collision assist and hill-start control. With 118 hp on tap, this engine is smooth and sweet, delivering 0-60 mph in 10.9 seconds with a top speed of 115 mph. Average fuel economy is 45.6 mpg and emissions are 124 g/km. The Xceed has sleek stand-out styling with a long bonnet and a number of sporty visual accents. Inside, the cabin uses soft-touch materials with satin-chrome detailing, and a large ‘floating’ central

The Xceed scores well for overall practicality and versatility, and out on the road is also very impressive. Engineered in Europe, the suspension and steering combine to deliver an engaging and responsive driving feel and the ride quality is exceptionally good thanks to special hydraulic rebound stoppers which deliver a more compliant ride on poor surfaces. Kia has a strong reputation for its buildquality and reliability, underlined by its industry-leading 7-year warranty. This new model cleverly bridges the traditional hatchback and compact SUV classes and seems set to attract many new buyers to the brand.

Standard features include cruise control with speed limiter, air-conditioning, powered windows front and rear, keyless entry, alloy wheels, digital radio,

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touch-screen stands proud of the dashboard. Seating is very comfortable even on long journeys and the car will accommodate five adults with ease. The boot space of 426 litres is among the largest in the class and can be expanded to a substantial 1,378 litres by folding the rear seats.

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Lola Milne is out to prove that tinned food is delicious - and the answer to wasting less Want to shop less and save money? Lauren Taylor chats to food writer Lola Milne about the joys of food from a can.

It’s pretty much a given that at the back

tin. In much of continental Europe, there’s

of most people’s kitchen cupboards, are

a different attitude. “Especially with tinned

several cans we’ve had for years and totally

fish; I was in Seville and all the tapas bars

forgotten about. Perhaps a tin of tuna or

have huge sections of the menu that’s

some kidney beans you once had such

all to do with preserved fish. In Spain and

good intentions for (sitting next to all those

Portugal, they’re a premium product and

spices you moved from your last house).

they go all the way down to being a budget product - there’s not really a judgement

However, as we all seek to be a little more

there,” she says.

sustainable and less wasteful, canned food may be about to have its moment

Wherever our perceived scepticism comes

in the kitchen spotlight once more. “I feel

from, it’s due for a shift, not least because

like tinned food sits in people’s minds in a

our obsession with buying lots of fresh

time gone by when you were struggling, or

food - and not eating it all before it starts

rationing, when people turned to tins when

to go limp and mouldy - is contributing to

Milne

you don’t have anything else,” says Lola

a huge food waste problem. The Food and

incorporated more tinned food in our diets.

Milne, author of new cookbook, Take One

Agriculture Organisation for the United

“I throw away very little food. I always have

Tin. “It must be a UK wartime attitude.”

Nations estimates that one-third of food

beans and fish already [in cans] and loads

made for human consumption is wasted,

of different oils and spices, so I buy a few

She says there’s a snobbery and “silly”

and fruit and vegetables have the highest

fresh things every week, but not that much

perception around food that comes in a

wastage rates.

on a regular basis.

thinks

we’d

waste

less

if

we

“People will just go crazy and buy loads of fresh stuff and then they don’t know what they’re going to do with it. If you do that with tins, it’s fine, because they’ll be there in 10 years.” The problem is, at the moment, most “people don’t necessarily use tins in overly creative ways”.

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LEFT A selection of tinned food | Lizzie Mayson/PA

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The 27-year-old’s debut cookbook is a collection of everyday and more inventive recipes - all using at least one key tinned ingredient. Think crab thoran, flageolet bean and artichoke gratin, and sweetcorn and cheese muffin loaf. It’s a colourful, refreshing take on ingredients we often think of as “boring basics you bung into a bolognese”, as Milne says, with a focus on beans and pulses, fish, fruit and vegetables. with flavour. “Mackerel in a tin is really

pulses in tins, I would - the other ones

There’s no meat, because she doesn’t

delicious, I actually think the texture of

aren’t bad, just less flavoursome.” Tinned

think canned meat is as tasty as its fresh

smoked mackerel in a tin is nicer - it’s softer,

fruit meanwhile, has a definite Seventies

counterpart and tends to be “really highly

it’s oily, it’s tasty,” she says. “I would buy it

image; remember fruit cocktail from a

processed and fatty”, plus “we should all

because it tastes good, so why buy fresh

can and evaporated milk? But Milne’s pear

eat less meat”, she says.

stuff in plastic wrapping?”

and prune cobbler or pineapple, lime and

Milne wants us to know that cooking with

Why indeed - when you can make her Sri

mind on that. For a seriously underrated

tins isn’t just quick, easy and often more

Lankan mackerel curry, smoked mackerel

tinned fruit though, go for figs.

environmentally-friendly, it’s also packed

kedgeree, and mackerel tacos with the

coconut cake recipes might change your

tinned

stuff?

Tinned

crab

is

another

Cheap,

long-lasting

and

time-saving

ingredient we’re all missing out on it seems.

(because more tins equals less shopping,

“It’s really tasty and way cheaper, and you

and who wants to regularly traipse around

can just have it in your house. You don’t have

supermarkets?), the humble tin deserves its

to go to a fish monger and buy fresh crab

place in your store cupboard - and it may be

and think, ‘I’ve got to use that this weekend’.

time to add a few more.

“Buy lump crab, not shredded,” she advises.

Take One Tin by Lola Milne, photography by

“Shredded is the cheapest one but it’s got

Lizzie Mayson, is published by Kyle Books,

no texture. With lump crab, you get actual

priced £14.99. Available now.

pieces of white meat.” Words by Lauren Taylor, PA

When it comes to pulses (Milne describes herself as a “true worshipper of the pulse”),

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the key is to pay a bit more if you can. “If

Lola Milne, author of cookbook Take One Tin | Lizze Mayson/PA

you buy the cheapest tinned pulses, they are less tasty, the chickpeas are harder, the

LEFT

liquid is thinner and less starchy and has

A selection of tinned food | Lizzie Mayson/PA

less flavour. If you can afford to buy organic

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L E F T Lola Milne’s Vietnamese crab cakes from the cookbook Take One Tin | Lizzie Mayson/PA R I G H T Lola Milne’s tomato lentil and aubergine ragu from the cookbook Take One Tin | Lizzie Mayson/PA

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INGREDIENTS

For the crab cakes:

Vietnamese Crab Cakes

SERVES 2

2 x 170g tins lump crab meat, drained 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and

1. To make the crab cakes, mix the crab, ginger, chilli, garlic, dill, turmeric, shallots, four

grated (about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons when

tablespoons of the breadcrumbs and half the beaten eggs in a bowl. Shape into eight

grated)

patties and stick in the fridge to firm up for at least 20 minutes.

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 15g dill, finely chopped

2. To make the dressing, mix all the ingredients with two tablespoons of water, check the balance of sour, sweet and salty and adjust accordingly.

1tsp ground turmeric 2 shallots, finely chopped

3. Just before frying, dip each cake in the remaining beaten egg and then into the

10tbsp dried breadcrumbs

remaining breadcrumbs to coat. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat

2 eggs, beaten

and fry the cakes for four minutes per side until golden.

1tbsp flavourless oil (such as sunflower) 4. Serve alongside the dressing, for drizzling or dunking. For the dressing: 4tsp fish sauce juice of 1 lime

Take One Tin by Lola Milne, photography by Lizzie Mayson, is published by Kyle Books,

4tsp soft brown sugar

priced £14.99. Available now.

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped TIP

Try nestling a crab cake in a lettuce leaf with some finely sliced cucumber, then drizzle with the dressing.

Ragu Recipe with Tomato, Lentil & Aubergine SERVES 6

1. In a large frying pan, heat two tablespoons of the oil, add the onions and soften over a low heat for about 10-15 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, in another frying pan, heat the remaining oil, add the aubergines and a pinch of salt, then fry on high for five to 10 minutes, stirring often until the aubergine cubes are golden. Set aside. 3. By this point, the onions should be soft and tinged golden. Add the garlic, fennel seeds, INGREDIENTS

bay leaves and chilli flakes. Fry for a further two to three minutes, then tip in the wine.

6tbsp olive oil

Bring to the boil and boil until it has reduced by two-thirds in volume (this shouldn’t take

2 onions, finely chopped

more than five minutes).

2 aubergines, cut into 2.5cm cubes 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

4. Last but not least, add the lentils, tomatoes and the browned aubergine cubes. Season

1/2tsp fennel seeds

and reduce the heat, then simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sauce has thickened a little

2 bay leaves

and the aubergine is buttery soft.

A pinch of chilli flakes 200ml red wine 2 x 400g tins beluga lentils, drained and

5. Just before serving, fish out the bay leaves. This ragu is great with soft polenta, pasta or served simply with a hunk of bread.

rinsed 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes

Take One Tin by Lola Milne, photography by Lizzie Mayson, is published by Kyle Books,

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

priced £14.99. Available now.

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L E F T Lola Milne’s rocky road with figs and walnuts from the cookbook Take One Tin | Lizzie Mayson/PA

FO O D & D R I N K | R EC I P E S BY LO L A M I L N E

Rocky Road with Figs & Walnuts

MAKES 10 BARS

INGREDIENTS

1. Line a 20cm square brownie tin with greaseproof paper.

170g slightly salted butter, diced 335g dark chocolate, broken into squares 4tbs golden syrup

2. 2. In a medium saucepan, slowly melt together the butter, chocolate and golden syrup, then fold in most of the walnuts, biscuits and figs.

120g walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped

3. 3. Tip into the prepared tin, spreading evenly, and top with the remaining ingredients.

120g amaretti biscuits, broken into small

Chill in the fridge to firm up (about two to three hours minimum) before cutting into

pieces (digestives, lotus or hobnobs would

10 bars.

also work well) 425g tin figs in syrup, drained and

Take One Tin by Lola Milne, photography by Lizzie Mayson, is published by Kyle Books,

chopped

priced ÂŁ14.99. Available now.

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FREE TRE ASURY MUSEUM CHILDREN’S TRAIL THIS EASTER This Easter, children and their parents/ guardians are invited to visit Winchester College’s Treasury museum Families can follow an exciting new museum trail, in which they can explore the galleries and try to discover any horses left hiding in the old stables. The museum houses the school’s unique collections of art and archaeology. These include artefacts from Egypt, Greece and Rome, casts of the Parthenon Frieze, and Chinese ceramics from the Tang to Qing dynasties. The medieval stables were converted into a museum in 2016 and the Treasury has welcomed many schools pupils, scholars, tourists, and international visitors over the past three years. In September 2019, Winchester College made entry to the museum free for all visitors and extended the opening hours to 2 - 4pm, every day (except between

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Why you should be incorporating Parallette Bars into your gym routine... Don’t be fooled by their size - this gymnastic equipment will deliver your toughest core workout yet, says Liz Connor. Gymnasts have some of the best physiques in sport. Their core muscles are whittled into defined peaks and troughs, their backs and shoulders are sculpted and their arms have an ox-like strength, propelling them into the air with fluidity and ease. The secret to their Michelengelo-style proportions is simple: Using your own body as a weight to develop the lean, functional muscle you see on the likes of Olympic athletes Rebecca Downie and Max Whitlock, rather than throwing heavy weights around in the gym. While you’ll likely catch them drilling through moves on the rings and the beam, there’s another weapon gymnasts rely on to keep their strength in check. They’re called parallette bars and, if you go to the gym, you’ve probably seen them stacked up next to the weights and kettlebells. “Parallettes are really just what the name suggests - mini versions of the parallel bars that you may remember from your school gym hall days,” says Luke Worthington, an elite trainer at Third Space gyms (thirdspace.london).

“If

Louis

Smith’s

impressive physique is anything to go by, it’s pretty safe to say gymnastic movements can feature right up there with weight training when it comes to exercise choices for building lean muscle.”

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While they might look small, innocent

Add a set of bars into push ups, tricep dips,

not movements you should attempt when

and unassuming (and like the bars you’d

mountain climbers, standing lateral planks

fatigued after a hardcore session.”

chain your bike to), they’ll give you a

and lunges with one leg on the bar. The

blistering workout that will make you sweat

added elevation engages a wider range of

As parallette bars are cheap, portable

buckets and mumble profanities at your

muscles, bringing a higher level of intensity

and easy to use, Worthington says that

aching muscles the day after. A session

to a workout and training all the right body

getting familiar with them can save you

will work your upper-body, adding fire to

parts so you can eventually work towards

money in the long run. “Once you’re able to

your shoulders, back, chest, arms and

getting your feet off the ground.

make the transition to bodyweight-based

abdominals.

equipment, you can become free of the Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can

confines of gyms and purpose-designed

try standing between both bars, getting a

exercise spaces. If you can manoeuvre your

for

double-handed grip and hovering your legs

bodyweight around a fixed anchor, then

exercises that use your own bodyweight as

off the ground for 10 seconds. With enough

anything from a door frame, to a staircase,

a form of resistance. Thanks to Instagram,

practice, you can eventually attempt a

to a tree becomes your playground.”

they’re having a big resurgence on the

tricep dip while suspended in the air.

Parallette ‘calisthenics’,

movements the

are

technical

called

name

fitness scene, with influencers like Frank

Undoubtedly the best thing about the

Medrano (@frank_medrano) and Kenneth

If you’re thinking of incorporating the bars

parallettes is that hardly anyone in your

Gallarzo

(@progressive_calisthenics)

into a weight training routine, make sure you

gym will have a clue what they’re for, so

showing off acts that defy gravity on

hit them fresh, preferably before you start

while everyone else is queuing for the chest

railings, lamp posts and car bonnets.

repping through bicep curls with a set of

press, you can skip the line and get right to

dumbbells. “Parallette work should always

it with some elevated press ups. Job done.

Gymnasts will typically use parallettes to

feature at the beginning of the training

perform handstands and more complicated

session,” says Worthington. “It requires the

inversions, but the beginner gym-goer can

highest level of motor control and will be

still reap big benefits.

the most physically challenging - these are

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What’s on

IN APRIL

Photo by Marwell Zoo

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.

SUPERSIZED!

PLANT HUNTERS

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

EASTER TRAIL

FOR B EGINNERS

04 - 09, 14 - 19 APRIL

05 APRIL

The Mill’s gardener has lost all the lovely spring plants he needs to put in the Island garden before nightfall. On this new Easter trail, kids can turn ‘plant hunters’ as they help seek out plants hidden around the Mill.

If you are looking to learn the fundamentals of modern calligraphy in a fun & relaxed atmosphere, why not head to Chawton House this Spring to give it a go?

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BULLET JOURNAL WORKSHOP

CADBURY E ASTER

10 APRIL

Join Marwell Zoo for a world exclusive, larger than life brick adventure – SUPERSIZED! Featuring up to 40 models of curious real-life creatures, from sneaky predators such as the venomous blueringed octopus to the aptly named assassin bug, these fearsome creatures have been magnified to an eye-popping size. Starting with 30 sculptures of various sizes in 16 locations around the park, more models will be arriving throughout the summer. But are these fearsome creatures what they seem? Follow the trail to discover more about each species and break the myth of these often-misunderstood creatures.

Photo by Jodie Rose Calligraphy

04 APRIL - 02 SEPTEMBER

EGG HUNT 10 - 13 APRIL

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend there will be an extra bonus challenge in our family trail to solve in return for a delicious Cadbury chocolate egg.

Join a hands-on workshop to learn about the bullet journal system and how it can help you stay organised and on-schedule, as well as a pathway to a more meaningful and constructive life. Using tools like indexing, list-making and future logs, and by encouraging creativity and artistry, you can learn how to keep tasks and plans clear and concise, leaving minds free to focus and engage with the world more meaningfully.

MARWELL ZOO

WINCHESTER CITY MILL

C H AW T O N H O U S E

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www.chawtonhouse.org

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BAKING DEMO

P I Z Z A PA S S I O N

05 & 19 APRIL

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Throw away the takeaway menu and learn how to make your own pizzas from scratch with the team at SEASON. Enjoy with a glass of something chilled in the converted well house.

THE CHICAGO BLUES

JACK AND THE B E A N S TA L K 06 APRIL T H E AT R E R OYA L WINCHESTER www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

B ROTH ERS S PAC E

THAI GREEN CURRY

26 APRIL

24 APRIL

Direct from London’s West End, join the Chicago Blues Brothers and their 11 piece band, for a brand new 2-hour all singing, all dancing hit parade bringing you the greatest movie anthems of all time, performed live in concert.

Join us on our Friday Night Dinner course and learn how to master a dish that will then be yours to enjoy with a glass of wine. Photo by Agnieszka Kowalczyk on Unsplash

Featuring songs from Footloose, A Star is Born, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman, The Full Monty and many more, not forgetting all the much loved Blues Brothers classics, with a ton of surprises and lots of lunacy.

LECTURES 22 APRIL WINCHESTER SCIENCE CENTRE www.winchestersciencecentre.org

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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

1.

Right (9)

2.

A beverage (3)

8.

Confess (3)

3.

Staff (5)

9.

Was revealed (4,2,5)

4.

Slumbering (6)

11. Equilibrium (7)

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Deviate (7)

12. Additional (5)

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Be ruined (2,2,3,4)

13. Decree (6)

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Uplift (9)

15. Agreement (6)

10. Curse (11)

17. Harbour area (5)

11. Slaughter (9)

18. Coerce (7)

14. Narrow-minded (7)

20. Unfriendly (3-8)

16. Slave to habit (6)

22. The self (3)

19. Sufficient (5)

23. Ebbed (9)

21. Before (3)

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