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ISSUE 53 / 2018





Nick Heath, Director of Operations






Dancing In The Rain 18ct Gold and Diamonds





Features... 08 Events Agenda What’s on, in and around the region, in the coming months.

11 Grand Designs 2018 - Ticket Giveaway Free tickets to Grand Designs Live at the NEC in October.

18 Celebrity Profile - Charlize Theron Born on a farm in South Africa with dreams of becoming a prima ballerina.

20 Essential Section The latest Films, DVD’s, Cds, Books and Gadgets available.

26 Celebrity Profile - Michael Keaton


Veteran actor Michael Keaton has been entertaining us for decades.

28 Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards Winners The best places to eat and drink. All the winners from this year’s NRBA awards

36 In The Kitchen Perfect when organising a dinner party or surprising someone with your culinary skills.

42 Women’s Fashion - Blue Prints Women’s Fashion - These Blue Prints will help you create a fantastic wardrobe.

46 Men’s Fashion - Classic Havana Men’s fashion - Classic styles of previous eras, powerful rustic nostalgia.


48 Male Grooming Keep facial hair well groomed. An important step in pulling off any dapper look

50 Vegucation More and more people these days are opting to become vegetarian.

56 Seasonal Shades The colours of Autumn are truly the most charming, taking inspiration from nature.

61 Interior Themes Trends in interior design brought to you by our new columnists Martin Mark Design.

78 Travel - Visit Chile CITY LIFE & COUNTY LIVING

This stunning South American Country is fast becoming a hugely popular travel hotspot.


92 The All New Bentley Continental GT Bentley’s all-new grand tourer redefines the category.


96 New BMW X2 Unleash your inner rebel with the first ever BMW X2. Are you ready to break the rules?




Welcome... I hope that you are all enjoying one of the warmest, longest periods of sunny weather that I can remember. It is certainly hot out there! There are those people who believe we are experiencing the effects of global warming, whilst others believe that the earth is in a cycle that has been occurring since time began where it warms and then cools over periods of hundreds of years. 2018 may well go down as having ‘one of the hottest summers on record’, but we can only go back as far as records began, which in the bigger picture is not actually that long, certainly not long enough to demonstrate the cycle theory and certainly not long enough to prove or disprove global warming. The hottest day ever recorded in the UK was actually back in 2003, near Faversham in Kent, 15 years ago, and the previous hottest day in the UK back in 1976, 42 years ago, a year which also experienced the hottest overall UK summer on record. Cover image courtesy of Joop.

Whilst basking in the heat though it has somewhat perplexed me why the building that our offices are in, which are the most modern in the vicinity, do not have airconditioning and I greatly sympathise with those working in similar conditions!

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THIS IS ELVIS 6 - 11 AUGUST ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM It’s 1968 – the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what will come to be known as ‘The ’68 Comeback Special’. This Is Elvis recreates all the drama leading up to the comeback as well as staging the monumental concert. It then proceeds with the King to his Vegas debut. Featuring Elvis’s greatest ever hits



31 AUGUST - 22 SEPTEMBER NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE Starring West End and Olivier award-winning rising star Rebecca Trehearn (Show Boat) as Charity and Marc Elliott (EastEnders). Sweet Charity is the ultra-stylish Broadway classic which became an Oscar-nominated film starring Shirley MacLaine. This electrifying musical comedy features stunning set-piece choreography and hits like Hey Big Spender, The Rhythm of Life and If My Friends Could See Me Now.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL OVO 12 - 16 SEPTEMBER MOTORPOINT ARENA Cirque du Soleil is delighted to announce a brand-new UK arena tour with OVO. A celebration of nature and coexistence, OVO will bring its fun-filled production for the whole family to arenas around the country.

KYLIE MINOGUE 20 SEPTEMBER ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM Kylie Minogue, currently on a high with her brand-new album, will bring her extraordinary creativity as a live performer back to the stage this autumn when she plays a UK and Ireland tour stopping off at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. Kylie, who always raises the bar with her live performances, promises a brand-new extravaganza for this production which will be centred around her new album 'Golden', although of course her amazing back catalogue will be embraced.




FLAWLESS 2 OCTOBER ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM Following their world tour Flawless are back in the UK performing even bigger and jaw-dropping routines than ever before! Stars of the smash-hit movies Street Dance 3D 1 & 2 and twotime winners of the World Dance Championships, Flawless came to the fore on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago and their popularity has continued to rise ever since.

GOOSE FAIR 2018 3 - 7 OCTOBER FOREST RECREATION GROUND Nottingham's Goose Fair returns from Wednesday 3 to Sunday 7 October 2018 at the Forest Recreation Ground to thrill and delight city residents and visitors.Visitors to the fair will enjoy more than 500 attractions - from the latest white knuckle rides for thrill seekers to the ever-popular family, children's and old-time rides.



Goose Fair is one of Europe's largest travelling fairs with a history that dates back more than 700 years. Amongst the array of Roller Coasters, Water Rides, Giant Wheels, Bombers, Dodgems, Twists, Waltzers and Miamis familiar to Goose Fair there will be a number of new attractions that have not visited Nottingham before.

CILLA - THE MUSICAL 9- 13 OCTOBER CURVE THEATRE, LEICESTER Cilla – The Musical is a spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series about Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner, Jeff Pope (Philomena, Little Boy Blue). The story follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible, rise to fame. The musical score features Cilla’s greatest hits – Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie, Something Tells Me and many more 60s favourites.


Feel-good, funny and full of yuletide joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films.


21 - 25 NOVEMBER THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM Following a smash-hit 2017 run in London, Nativity! The Musical embarks on a UK tour this festive season, before returning to London for Christmas!


RICK ASTLEY 12 - 13 NOVEMBER ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM Two years ago Rick Astley returned with an album that surprised everyone, even himself. His number one album 50 sold over 300,000 copies and was one of the biggest selling albums of 2016. What was even more incredible was that Rick wrote, produced and played every instrument on that comeback disc. And guess what? He’s only gone and done it again! Each of the twelve tracks on his new album, Beautiful Life, are written, produced and played by Rick. Highlights are many and include the Chic flavored title track, the evocative Rise Up, the insanely catchy Try and the warm childhood memories of The Good Old Days.



*** TICKET *** GIVEAWAY FREE TICKETS TO GRAND DESIGNS LIVE City Life & County Living Magazine have teamed up with Grand Designs Live to give you the chance to win a free pair of tickets, worth up to £34 each, to the UK’s leading contemporary home show – Grand Designs Live at the NEC, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements. To claim your free pair of tickets, use the code:Citylife at, before midnight on 1st October 2018. The inspiring event, presented by design guru and TV broadcaster Kevin McCloud, takes place at Birmingham’s NEC from 10-14 October. With over 400 companies covering Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gardens, Interiors, plus a Technology Trail, the show offers a great day out with hundreds of innovative ideas for the home, free one-to-one expert advice, instructive talks and demonstrations. Get access to amazing brands launching new products, compare prices and check out homewares not yet available on the high street. Whether you are starting out on your first renovation, building a new home, redecorating a room, installing a new kitchen or simply looking for ideas, Grand Designs Live is the must-visit event for anyone wanting to learn about the world of interiors, design and self-build. Terms and Conditions: A maximum of two free adult tickets per household can be claimed. Tickets can only be claimed online and cannot be claimed by any other method. Tickets are available for use on the 10th, 11th, and 12th October 2018 only. Your name will be printed on the ticket. Tickets cannot be exchanged for cash, are not transferable and cannot be duplicated.

There are only 500 pairs of tickets available which will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Once all tickets have been claimed, the code will no longer work. You must print your own tickets and show them at the entrance to Grand Designs Live on the date you have chosen. Failure to print your tickets could result in refusal of entry. In the event of any dispute, the show’s organisers, Media 10 Ltd have the right to refuse admission. Call the ticket hotline on 0844 854 1348.

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EVENTS The stylish bedrooms have been individually designed incorporating unique touches and bespoke furnishings, to offer a luxurious stay in the beautiful surroundings and has made The Nottinghamshire a unique hospitality venue and the county's only 36 hole golf & hotel complex. Bill added: "We had been inundated with requests for accommodation from Business, Wedding and Golfing customers alike for a number of years and have had to work in partnership with local hotels to be able to offer this. Now, with the continued development of The Residence, we can offer a more rounded experience to all our varying types of guests when they visit The Nottinghamshire.”

Midlands's fastest growing Golf and Hospitality complex continues to expand. Under the guidance of Nottinghamshire businessman and owner, Alan Hardy, The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club has undergone significant changes over recent years and has firmly established itself as the number one Golf and Hospitality complex in the County if not the Midlands. The complex located six miles from Nottingham city centre, is set in the rolling parkland and manicured grounds of its two 18 hole golf courses. Nestled outside of Cotgrave village The Nottinghamshire has made the most of its stunning location with the opening of The Lakeview Restaurant which boasts views across the lush, green fairways. Visitors are welcome seven days a week to enjoy a full A La Carte menu, with great value Lunchtime Specials as well as its ever popular Sunday Lunch Carvery.


Due to the popularity of The Lakeview restaurant, the new development at the complex includes a stunning new Lounge bar, complete with marble fronted bar, creating additional luxurious seating in sumptuous furnishings and décor, for golfers and visitors alike. All this, alongside an extension to the glass Terrace, and a state of art extension of the patio which will make the ambiance overlooking the 1st Tee of The Championship Course the perfect spot to enjoy an Afternoon Tea or a chilled drink after your round.


rounded experience for golfers of all abilities. The undulating greens and strategic hazards provide tests throughout the round culminating at the stunning par 5 island green finishing hole. Both these two quality courses have been recognised by the golfing public by winning the Best Golf Society complex in the Midlands, for the last two years running and with a modern and fully equipped brand new pro shop about to be launched, in June, this is likely to continue. The opening of The Residence Boutique Hotel at the Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club in 2016 added the final missing piece of the jigsaw. Offering 18 beautifully appointed bedrooms complete with designer fabrics and finishes, the hotel has enjoyed an amazing eighteen months, so much so that they are currently constructing twelve new bedrooms, opening this June. Bill Mackenzie, Managing Director at The Nottinghamshire, said: "The Residence is part of an ongoing development programme at The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club which has seen the club invest heavily both on and off the course over the past three years.”

A true test of golf, the Championship course is set amongst a complex waterways system bringing water into play on 14 out of the 18 holes. The signature par 3, 14th hole highlights this challenge with those unfortunate to enter the hazard facing a walk to the county's only island drop zone. The Signature course has been recently remodelled to offer a challenging 18 holes that complements the Championship Course to provide a truly

Wedding customers,(there are 110 this year) will also see a much improved facility with over £100,000 invested in a

Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club

stunning new landscaping project which was completed recently. New lawns and paths leading up to the magnificent water feature, plus a beautiful new gazebo for the happy couple to be photographed in, all add to the amazing experience you will enjoy when you get married at The Nottinghamshire. So, with new Lounge bars, Pro shop, Glass Terrace, Patio, Wedding entrance as well as 2 new putting greens and 1st Tee complex, no one can say that Alan Hardy and his team let the grass grow under their feet that's for sure. Is it really as good as it sounds ? The only way to find out is to come and experience it and as everyone is welcome at The Nottinghamshire we look forward to welcoming you soon.

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RIVERSIDE FAMILY GOLF CENTRE - N1GOLF An excellent golf centre in the centre of Nottingham The Golf Centre has undergone a £600,000 development plan and is now perfectly positioned for the 21st-century, making it the ideal venue to learn or improve your golf. Facilities include a 24 bay floodlit golf range, a nine hole golf course, a brandnew 18-hole CrazyPutt adventure golf built to the highest standards, a top quality teaching academy and fitting centre, and American Golf will be running the retail at the site from Spring this year. Grace's Coffee Shop provides excellent food and drink in an informal setting, perfect for those wishing to socialise after enjoying one or all of these activities. The range, which has been wellequipped by European Golf Machinery, has proved very popular and has the advantage of direct access straight from the clubhouse. This provides golfers with the opportunity to take advantage of retail, or food and drink, to and from the golf range.


The CrazyPutt adventure golf course covers approximately 2500m² and is accessed directly from the car park. The course is well used, particularly at weekends and during the school holidays, and has yet to have its first summer, having only just opened in the autumn last year.


The adventure golf course has had a fantastic reception and expected to be quite busy. Children, families, youths, seniors and adults of all types can enjoy the skilful game without requiring any pre-existing experience in the sport of golf. At busy times over 100 people can be accommodated on the course.

Taking inspiration from famous courses from around the world, including St Andrew's 18th hole (complete with mini Swilken Bridge, where you can grab a commemorative snap), The 12th hole at Augusta National and 17th at Sawgreen (also known as the Island Green), both in the States, have also been given a nod but you certainly don't have to be a golf buff to enjoy a jaunt around the green. The 2,500 square metre site is littered with Lost World-themed obstacles ideal for anyone The course itself is no walk in the park and a game - which should take an average player around an hour to complete - has enough tricks and twists to keep punters coming back for more. Indeed, as well as the usual patches of rough and sandy bunkers trying to catch players out, the course also has streams of water running through it... in fact, to get around the course adventure golfers will need to navigate two pulley-operated rafts across waters three inches deep.

slightly shorter form of golf. Its city centre location ensures that it is busy throughout most of the summer, but it is not a championship length layout. Footgolf is also available at the centre and there are plans to make a specific new course for this emerging sport.

Adults tickets are £8, children £5, and

The CrazyPutt adventure golf course has transformed the Riverside Golf Centre, broadening its appeal and hugely increasing the footfall. Catering for all ages and abilities from kids to grandparents, Date Nights, Student Nights, Corporate Events or birthday

there are also £21 family tickets which admits two kids and two adults.

parties – everyone can join in the fun and laughter, so go along and play today.

The clubhouse building has been completely converted, with the old golf shop now being the home of Grace's Coffee Shop - The eatery will serve coffee, beers and wines as well as paninis, toasties and a deli counter. Customers can eat inside or enjoy the fine weather on the patio just outside. In the old bar area, American Golf are about to move in and occupy this prime position.

For more details, please visit: &

The course is very popular with beginners and those who wish to play a







Nottingham based business network RSViP celebrated their tenth year Anniversary and to commemorate the impressive milestone, recently hosted a diamond themed celebratory dinner for their members at the stunning Colwick Hall. More than one hundred guests turned out in their finest to walk the red carpet, greeted by circus acts courtesy of FlambĂŠ Circus, Champagne served with a twist, canapĂŠs, close- up magic, jazz tunes from Jayne Darling and that was just the reception! A three course 'diamond' themed dinner was served to guests and the formalities were hosted by marketing expert and friend of the network Paul Chapman, who facilitated the ice breaker games encouraging lots of laughter in the room. Salted caramel truffles acted as table favours courtesy of local independent Studio Chocolate, Paul Smith provided luxury goody bags to each guest containing patterned socks and many other local Nottinghamshire businesses dropped gifts in the bags too, including homemade chutneys, brownies, drinks vouchers and samples. Sparkly after dinner cocktails were provided by The Botanist, West Bridgford and evening entertainment came in the form of a magic 'selfie' mirror through new local company Mirra Mirra. Music during the evening was provided by popular band- The Money and members of the network danced into the early hours with Capital FM DJ's Tom and Claire. A tower of branded lemon cupcakes were handed to guests on departure as a final touch. Images courtesy of: Charmagne Haxby Photography.



The highlight of the regional hospitality industry calendar and the main event of the recently launched and newly branded Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards was held at Colwick Hall Hotel, hosted by television personality, Mark Durden-Smith. Launched back in September at St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market, just ahead of the live voting during which a record breaking 48,609 votes were received from the public and before being put to the final taste test by independent judges from the world of food and drink, this year’s prestigious event saw the independents scooping fourteen out of a total of fifteen awards. Best Front of House Restaurant Team sponsored by health and safety software specialists, ACMS UK Winner: Memsaab Runner’s Up: Bar Iberico, Tom Browns, World Service

Judges from across the UK were invited to have the final say and in doing so not only help put Nottingham on the culinary map but offer a completely unbiased approach. Tim Cooper, a columnist for the London Evening Standard said “I was blown away by the nightlife scene in Nottingham, and its secret watering holes waiting to be discovered - though, judging by the crowds, and the queues outside, the secret is already out." Carina Simon, national freelance food and drink writer, added “The best restaurants in Nottingham right now could hold their own in any city -its residents are lucky to have them.” And while celebrating and rewarding all those that did well in the voting, the marketing platforms for the industry in the region as a whole continue to offer the opportunity for all restaurants, bars, pubs and gastro pubs to interact with large audiences, making the Nottingham Restaurant and Bar Awards both unique and invaluable.

Best Independent City Restaurant sponsored by national law firm, Gateley Plc . Winner: Iberico World Tapas Runner’s Up: Annie’s Burger Shack, Baresca, Bar Iberico


Critics’ Choice Winner: Sat Bains Other Finalists: John Molnar of Cod’s Scollops & Moleface Pub Co., Tim Hart of Hart’s (& Hambleton Hall), Langar Hall


Best Young Talent, Back of House sponsored by award winning catering and retail butcher, Owen Taylor & Sons Winner: Callum Dovey, Iberico World Tapas

“There’s no doubt competition is important in raising standards, but we also need to promote what Nottingham has to offer, and the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards do just that through the dedicated website, and the various social media platforms, something that we didn’t have available the last time we held the previous incarnation, The Nottingham Restaurant Awards,” comments Kerry Mathie, co-founder of Big Table PR and the NRBA. Chris Robinson, Managing Director of Adtrak adds, “In headline sponsoring the Awards, Adtrak is a perfect fit, as our skills and expertise lie in digital marketing so we’ve been able to create, and will continue to build, the digital marketing platforms and exposure that will ensure our restaurants, bars, pubs and gastro pubs reach ever wider audiences,” adding “it’s a pleasure to be involved in sponsoring these Awards and, more importantly, supporting the local economy through this initiative.”


Winner: Bar Iberico. Nottingham Restaurant of the Year Andrew Hallsworth/Nottingham Post

Andrew Hallsworth/Nottingham Post

sponsored by web design and digital marketing experts, Adtrak Winner: Bar Iberico. Runner’s Up: Bistrot Pierre, Langar Hall, MemSaab

Also: Best Design sponsored by Steven Christopher Design Winner: Bar Iberico Runner’s Up: George’s Great British Kitchen, Hockley Arts Club, Zaap

Best New Restaurant (opened March 2016 – August 2017) sponsored by FHP Property Consultants Winner: Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti. Runner’s Up: Bar Iberico, Cod’s Scallops (Carrington), Cuzina, Gusto, Masala Junction

Best New Pub, Bar or Gastro Pub (opened March 2016 – August 2017) sponsored by licensing specialists, Poppleston Allen Winner: The Railway at Lowdham. Runner’s Up: Be At One, The Brewhouse & Kitchen, The Gedling Inn & Kitchen, The Herbert Kilpin, Tier

Best Restaurant Chain sponsored by Colwick Hall Hotel Winner: Wagamama. Runner’s Up: Bistrot Pierre, Browns Brasserie & Bar, Turtle Bay

Best Bar or Pub sponsored by Insurance Brokers & Risk Management specialists, Russell Scanlan . Winner: Hockley Arts Club Runner’s Up: Junkyard, Revolucion de Cuba, The Boiler Maker

Best Gastro Pub sponsored by Freedom Brewery Winner: The Ruddington Arms. Runner’s Up: Larwood & Voce, The Lord Nelson, The Old Volunteer Caythorpe, The White Horse Ruddington

Best Kept Secret sponsored by chartered accountants, Keith Willis Associates Winner: Lost Property Runner’s Up: 400 Rabbits, Hockley Arts Club, The Bakehouse

Best Cocktail sponsored by Enotria&Coe Winner: World Service (Pina Kol-Lided)

Best Independent Out of Town Restaurant sponsored by local broadcasters, Notts tv Winner: Tom Browns Runner’s Up: Escabeche, Langar Hall, Masala Junction


Best Young Talent, Front of House sponsored by Eden Public Relations Consultants Winner: Daiva Steponaviciute - La Rock, Sandiacre


LICENSING LAW CONSULTANCY CELEBRATES ITS 1ST BIRTHDAY NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Business associates and clients involved in the licensed and hospitality trade from all over UK attended the 1st Birthday celebration of Licensing Law Consultancy (LLC) which was held in the Royal Suite at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham. These included local operators, landlords, investors and breweries as well as business contacts and clients who represent brands which have a national and international presence. In addition, Institute of Licensing (IOL) members from a variety of businesses and organisations from as far as Birmingham, London, North England and Scotland travelled to Nottingham to join in the celebration. Guests also included representatives from national trade organisations such as Leaders in Licensing and Regulation, the Night Time Industries Association and members of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers. Paul Chase, a director of CPL Training Group, UK's leading training provider for retail and hospitality, gave the opening speech: “It's always less risky to remain in someone else's organisation than to start your own. Starting the Licensing Law Consultancy was therefore a brave step and one which testifies to Walaiti's entrepreneurial spirit.” “When representing clients at licensing hearings it is important to be persuasive, because objectors are sometimes very emotional when they express their concerns. Walaiti has the ability to take his listener on a journey, to draw them into his narrative and to take the emotional heat out of a situation and replace it with the light of reason.” “Walaiti, with his calm and understated appeal to reason, is hard to disagree with! Moreover, when he's won you over you're left feeling that the view he has invited you to take is how you felt all along, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is not just a skill, but a talent, and one that will take Walaiti Rathore and his Licensing Law Consultancy, a very long way.” Walaiti Rathore, owner of LLC said:


“I am not qualified to give business advice, this is only the first step and I have a long way to go. However, if anyone was to ask then I would say the most important thing is to have a vision and then to surround yourself with a good, quality people. My vision for today was to bring together all those quality people who have supported LLC and those I want to continue working with to celebrate and thank them. I feel absolutely honoured that so many people representing well known and respected brands and organisations locally, regionally and nationally have supported LLC and this event. This would not be possible without them.”


“I am pleased that many people instantly bought into our ambition to innovate in the provision of licensing services when we launched LLC in February 2017 which enabled us to provide a cost effective and high quality service. Since our restrictive covenants came to end earlier this year and this event, we have received an increased number of enquiries and instructions for licensing services. “ “I am equally pleased with the professional partners we work with such as law firms, accountants, insurers and financial advisers who help provide a service which covers all our clients need for sector specific professional services.” “LLC is now in a position to work with and benefit more licensees and organisation.”


Andrew Hallsworth/Nottingham Post

Andrew Hallsworth/Nottingham Post




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Pea, Mint and Asparagus Risotto with Soft Poached Hens Egg METHOD


Blanche peeled asparagus in salted boiling water for 2 minutes; then refresh

300g Arborio Risotto

with cold water. Sweat down the onions and garlic in a little oil, add the

1 Onion (chopped)

risotto and stir until transparent. Add the white wine and vegetable stock, cook

2 Cloves of Garlic (chopped)

until soft. Add 75g butter, cooked peas, chopped mint and asparagus and the grated Parmesan. Garnish with soft boiled poached egg, asparagus tip and pea shoots.

50ml Dry White Wine 1pt Vegetable Stock 1 Bunch of Asparagus 100g Parmesan 75g Butter 150g Peas, Cooked 10 Mint Leaves Pea Shoots


4 Eggs


INGREDIENTS Makes Large Loaf Tin 1 Onion (finely chopped) 2 Cloves Garlic (finely chopped) 2 Ham Hocks 100g Unsalted Butter 200g Small Capers

Ham Hock Terrine

6-8 Parma Ham Slices Pinch Ground White Pepper

METHOD Boil ham hocks in water for 3-4 hours until tender. When cooked take out of water and leave to cool for 30 minutes. Gently sweat down the onion, garlic and add butter to melt. Tear meet from bone and add to mixing bowl. Add the onion and garlic mixture. Mix and leave to one side. Line a bread tin with cling film, layer with the Parma ham (leaving some for the top). Add ham mix to tin, cover the top with Parma ham. Cling film and press over night in the fridge. this is great served with Piccalilli and crusty bread.

Chocolate and Amaretto Terrine with Honeycomb and Vanilla Ice Cream METHOD Whisk the egg yolks, melt the chocolate over a pan of boiling water, and heat 75g of sugar with 50ml of water until they are at 121ËšC. Pour the sugar and water into the egg yolks and whisk until cool. Whisk the egg whites with the sugar until you get a stiff meringue. Whisk the cream until it starts to form soft peaks. Fold the egg yolks into the INGREDIENTS

add Amaretto to taste. Put the mixture in a cling



film lined container and chill in the fridge

300g Dark Chocolate

160g of Sugar


325ml Double Cream

25g of Honey

4 Egg Whites and 75g of Sugar

60g of Glucose

4 Egg Yolks

10g Sodium Bicarbonate

75g of Sugar dissolved in 50ml of Water

30ml of Water

Amaretto to Taste

160g of Sugar

TO MAKE THE HONEYCOMB: Heat the glucose, water, sugar, and honey until they have all melted, add the sodium bicarbonate,


chocolate, then fold in the egg whites and cream,

and pour onto a sheet of grease proof paper, and leave to cool.




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TO NETWORK OR NOT TO NETWORK THAT IS THE QUESTION... by Fiona Duncan-Steer, RSViP www.rsvipnetwork.couk

Now more than ever the average person in business whether self employed or an networking. Ten years ago when I first launched my business network RSViP, there were a handful of large organisations offering various networking solutions, all of which offered the same kind of format- heavily structured, pitch focussed and ever so slightly stuffy. This was 100% my inspiration for stepping outside of the box and finding another, more enjoyable solution for networking - why not introduce a more social element to the current networking format, to offer a relaxed and less contrived way to make new connections and build new relationships with other business folk. It was a challenge in the beginning to educate the masses as to what I was trying to achieve, being as it was merely a light bulb moment in my head initially, but eventually the concept caught on! Over the years, I have seen new networks come and go and more so than ever before, we see a huge growth in networks popping up across the East Midlands, my inbox is full of invitations to network at lawyers firms, banks, bars and even bakeries - all offering a different style - some catching on and offering the more relaxed vibe I have so long endorsed... But how do you know which are worth your time? The short answer- Research. With a lot of things it's a case of 'suck it and see'- 'try before you buy' and all that, but with network events you can do your research in advance- check reviews, ask others if they have attended and what they thought- even Google. We offer a free taster visit for first time guests- always look for those, but equally for us at the other side of things running the events, if someone isn't willing to pay a fee to attend subsequent events or join your network and spends all of their time seeking out the freebies across the city, then they are not the clientele you necessarily want within your network-so don't be that person either- you have to speculate to accumulate and in order to mix in the right circles- it will cost.

Tel: 0115 941 1632

Remember too, you are a representation of your brand and your business services - so wouldn't you naturally want to be seen at the right places with the right people who also mirror this? My advice- YES get out there and network - just be strategic about it.


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Katie Fulfils Her Dream With Breast Surgery At Woodthorpe Assistant accountant Katie Lang has been considering breast surgery for years. She wanted to feel more womanly, increase her self confidence and be proud of her figure. Here she talks about her life-changing breast augmentation surgery at Nottingham's Woodthorpe Hospital and the huge buzz it has given her for the future.

What are your reasons for having breast surgery?

How long did the operation take?

My weight has always fluctuated and it was always my breasts that seemed to suffer. When I lost weight it was always my breasts that seemed to reduce in size and they were most noticeable to me, even if other parts of my body had stayed the same. I've always been an active gym-goer but I was conscious about how I looked and I felt negative about my breasts.

The surgery itself took between an hour and a half and two hours. I stayed on the hospital ward overnight following the operation and the hospital have been very thorough in terms of follow-up appointments to check that everything is OK following my surgery. The whole process ran very smoothly, from my initial consultation through to the surgery itself, and it couldn't have gone any better.

What research did you do? Are you pleased with the results? Choosing the right surgeon for the surgery you are considering is an important decision and not something you should take lightly. I'd done some research on the internet and I actually went to see another surgeon before I chose the consultant at Woodthorpe Hospital but I never felt comfortable about whether they could deliver exactly what I wanted. Woodthorpe was recommended to me and I'd heard good things about the excellent Cosmetic Surgery service and the hospital is on my doorstep so it was a win-win situation for me. Did you have reservations and concerns about having breast surgery? Yes I think it's only normal to have worries and concerns. You hear about certain horror stories but the consultant outlined all the pros and cons of surgery with me very thoroughly so I knew exactly where I stood with everything. I was worried about any scarring and not being able to do things afterwards but my scar was like a small scratch and I experienced hardly any discomfort afterwards.

I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome, I couldn't be any happier. My breasts are exactly the shape and size that I wanted. The consultant has created such a natural look, exactly how I imagined. I can now look in the mirror and feel proud of my figure and I'm looking forward to going back to the gym and wearing my bikini for the first time on holiday. As well as being pleased with how you look physically, the results are having a very positive impact on me mentally as well which is so important too. What was your experience like at Woodthorpe Hospital? The hospital was absolutely fantastic. It is a warm, friendly environment and I received the most professional care from the consultants, nurses, doctors, surgeons, the anaesthetist and the recovery team. The food was excellent and I have never met so many dedicated individuals who treated me with compassion and were always friendly. I'm so grateful to each and every one of them for doing such a great job and making my experience so amazing.


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For me, I felt that this was the right time. I needed to bite the bullet and have it done because I've had my heart set on the surgery for so long. I need to feel comfortable and right about something before going ahead with it, but as soon as I met the consultant Miss Anna Raurell and visited Woodthorpe I knew straight away that this was the perfect environment for me. You are bound to feel apprehensive about having any kind of surgery but I was made to feel at ease from the word go.

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Model : Bentley Continental First Edition Engine: 6.0 W12 Power : 635bhp 0-62mph : 3.6 secs Top Speed: 207mph

F o u r d r i v i n g m o d e s a r e a c c e s s i b l e a t t h e t u r n o f a d i a l . C o m f o r t o p t i m i s e s t h e c h a s s i s a n d d r i v e t r a i n f o r l u x u r i o u s c r u i s i n g , w h i l e S p o r t m o d e r e t u n e s t h e e n g i n e f o r a m o r e d y n a m i c r e s p o n s e – w i t h t h e v a r i a b l e e x h a u s t v a l v e a d j u s t i n g t h e c h a r a c t e r o f t h e e x h a u s t n o t e t o m a t c h . T h e B e n t l e y m o d e p r o v i d e s t h e o p t i m u m c o m b i n a t i o n o f S p o r t a n d C o m f o r t , w h i l e a C u s t o m m o d e a l l o w s y o u t o c o n f i g u r e y o u r o w n s e t t i n g s f o r f u t u r e u s e . I n t h e e n g i n e i t s e l f , h i g h p r e s s u r e d i r e c t i n j e c t i o n h a s b e e n e m p l o y e d a l o n g s i d e p o r t i n j e c t i o n , a l l o w i n g t h e e n g i n e t o s w i t c h s e a m l e s s l y b e t w e e n t h e t w o , d e p e n d i n g o n w h i c h i s m o s t e f f i c i e n t i n a n y g i v e n s i t u a t i o n . A l o n g w i t h a r a f t o f f u e l i n n o v a t i o n s , i t e n s u r e s t h a t e m i s s i o n l e v e l s a r e a m o n g t h e b e s t i n i t s c l a s s , w h i l e a l s o m a x i m i s i n g r a n g e c y l i n d e r s . T h e n e w C o n t i n e n t a l G T F i r s t E d i t i o n i s t h e m o s t e x q u i s i t e l y a p p o i n t e d e x p r e s s i o n o f t h e n e w c a r . C r e a t e d t o c e l e b r a t e t h e l a u n c h o f t h i s g r o u n d b r e a k i n g g r a n d t o u r e r , i t r e p r e s e n t s a s t u n n i n g s h o w c a s e o f B e n t l e y c r a f t s m a n s h i p a n d d e s i g n . T h e s p e c i f i c a t i o n o f t h e i n t e r i o r h a s b e e n c u r a t e d b y t h e d e s i g n e r s t h e m s e l v e s a n d b r i n g s t o g e t h e r t h e v e r y b e s t f e a t u r e s a v a i l a b l e o n t h e n e w C o n t i n e n t a l G T . T h i s i n c l u d e s t h e B e n t l e y R o t a t i n g D i s p l a y , w h i c h e n a b l e s t h e d r i v e r t o s w i t c h b e t w e e n t h r e e d i f f e r e n t f a s c i a p a n e l s : t h e d e f a u l t 1 2 . 3 ”h i g h r e s o l u t i o n t o u c h s c r e e n , a m o r e c l a s s i c a l l y s t y l e d a l t e r n a t i v e i n s t r u m e n t p a n e l , w i t h t h r e e h a n d c r a f t e d a n a l o g u e d i a l s , a n d a c l e a n , v e n e e r o n l y f a c e , f o r a n u n i n t e r r u p t e d f l o w o f w o o d , r i g h t a c r o s s t h e d a s h b o a r d .

A n u m b e r o f h a n d c r a f t e d d e t a i l s i d e n t i f y t h e c a r a s t h e F i r s t E d i t i o n , i n c l u d i n g d i s c r e e t F i r s t E d i t i o n b a d g i n g t o t h e i n t e r i o r a n d e x t e r i o r . T h e M u l l i n e r D r i v i n g S p e c i f i c a t i o n i s a l s o i n c l u d e d , a d d i n g d r i l l e d a l l o y f o o t p e d a l s , j e w e l f i n i s h o i l a n d f u e l f i l l e r c a p s , a n d a u n i q u e , p o l i s h e d b l a c k 2 2 ”w h e e l . A n d t h e d i a m o n d i n d i a m o n d q u i l t p a t t e r n o n s e a t s , d o o r p a n e l s a n d r e a r q u a r t e r p a n e l s i s e n h a n c e d s t i l l f u r t h e r w i t h c o n t r a s t s t i t c h i n g o n l y a v a i l a b l e i n t h e F i r s t E d i t i o n . W i t h t h e C i t y S p e c i f i c a t i o n a n d T o u r i n g S p e c i f i c a t i o n p a c k a g e s i n c l u d e d a s s t a n d a r d , i t f e a t u r e s a l l t h e t e c h n o l o g y y o u c o u l d n e e d f o r c o m f o r t a b l e , e f f o r t l e s s d r i v i n g , i n t h e c i t y o r o n t h e m o t o r w a y . F o r t h o s e w h o d e m a n d t h e v e r y b e s t , t h e r e i s n o m o r e f i n e l y c r a f t e d g r a n d t o u r e r t h a n t h e C o n t i n e n t a l G T F i r s t E d i t i o n F o r a n e v e n s o f t e r f e e l , s e m i a n i l i n e l e a t h e r i s a l s o a v a i l a b l e T h e b e a u t i f u l n e w p i a n o f i n i s h p a i n t p r o c e s s i s a p p l i e d t o e a c h n e w C o n t i n e n t a l G T b y t h e c r a f t s m e n a n d w o m e n a t t h e B e n t l e y f a c t o r y i n C r e w e , w o r k i n g a l o n g s i d e t h e v e r y l a t e s t t e c h n o l o g y i n r o b o t p a i n t s y s t e m s t o p r o v i d e a n u n r i v a l l e d l e v e l o f d e t a i l . A s t a n d a r d r a n g e o f 1 7 c o l o u r s i s a v a i l a b l e , a l o n g w i t h a n e x t e n d e d r a n g e o f a f u r t h e r 1 3 f i n i s h e s .



NK MOTORS Find us in Derby on Orient Way, Pride Park (DE24 8BY). Call 01332 644253 or visit


Local Nottingham and Derby Kia dealer are ecstatically proud of their achievements after the success of 2017. After finishing the year with a few new awards under their belt, they are looking to kick start the new year on a high and make 2018 just as successful.


A family-run business, NK Motors, founded in 1981 has gone from strength to strength selling cars to thousands of happy customers from all around the country.


Under Dealer Principal Sanj Kumar, NK Motor Group has sites in the Nottingham and Derby area employing over 100 members of staff. As well as being a Kia main dealer, NK Motors also stocks an extensive range of used and approved cars, including a stunning selection of sports and prestige

models, such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and other luxury brands.

Derby Telegraph - Retail Business of the Year award

NK Motors also runs an accident repair centre within their Nottingham site and carry out all types of repair work plus MOT’s and services.

Motor Trader Industry Awards – Social Media Award and Accountant of the Year award

Sanj Kumar believes that their accident repair centre is one of the finest in the East Midlands, if not Britain, adding: “Our Kitemark award from the British Standards Institute shows that we meet the highest national standards of quality and safety. It reflects our ongoing investment in method, materials, equipment and staff.”

Throughout the year of 2017 alone, NK Motors have been nominated for the following awards; The Nottingham Post - Company of the Year award

Midlands Family Business Awards – Fastest Growing Family Business award, Director of the Year award and Family Business of the Year award. As of which they walked away with awards for Derby Telegraph Retail Business of the Year, Midlands Family Business Director of the Year and Midlands Family Business Fastest Growing Family Business award. Not only that, NK Motors received recognition and featured in the Derby Telegraph’s Top 200 Businesses of the Year, Kia’s Top 100 Club and Dealer Principal Sanj Kumar also found himself featuring in the Derby Telegraph’s Inspirational 250 people in business.


DRIVEN TO SUCCEED: NKMotors are celebrating another award winning year.

Find us in Nottingham at Eldon Road Business Park, Chilwell (NG9 6DR). Call 0115 951 7300 or visit

The NK Motors team collecting the ‘Retail Business of the Year’ award. Pictures from top left: Louise Hutchinson, Joe Horsley, Auran Sharma, Gary Askam, Nindy Kumar, Jim Singh, Sam Sharma, Spencer Sharp, Sanj Kumar, Shah Nawaz, Sandy Kumar, Indi Singh, Rachel Davis, Craig Poultney, Madga Ruminski. Bottom left: James Sturgess, Ollie Skominas, Dale Bywater, Mark White and Simon Murdock


Model : X2 xDrive20d Engine: 2.0 Diesel Power : 188bhp 0-62mph : 7.7 secs Top Speed: 155mph



U n l e a s h y o u r i n n e r r e b e l w i t h t h e f i r s t e v e r B M W X 2 . W i t h a g i l e d y n a m i c s , t r e m e n d o u s 4 0 0 N m p u l l i n g p o w e r a n d h i g h p r e c i s i o n h a n d l i n g , t h i s a t h l e t i c S p o r t s A c t i v i t y C o u p é ( S A C ) i s r e a d y t o g o b e y o n d t h e e v e r y d a y c o m m u t e a n d g e t a d v e n t u r o u s . W h a t ' s m o r e , i t s s e a m l e s s c o n n e c t i v i t y a n d s t y l i s h i n t e r i o r h a s e v e r y t h i n g t h e m o d e r n t r a v e l l e r n e e d s . A n d f o r t h e f i r s t t i m e e v e r w i t h i n t h e B M W X f a m i l y , i t w i l l a l s o b e a v a i l a b l e a s a M S p o r t X m o d e l . A r e y o u r e a d y t o b r e a k s o m e r u l e s ?


Leave the status quo behind. B y b r i n g i n g t o g e t h e r a c o u p é l i k e d e s i g n w i t h t h e r u g g e d n e s s o f t h e B M W X m o d e l , t h e B M W X 2 c r e a t e s a l o o k a n d f e e l t h a t i s u n d e n i a b l y y o u t h f u l . B o a s t i n g a n a t h l e t i c y e t e l e g a n t d e s i g n , w h i c h f e a t u r e s p r o m i n e n t w h e e l a r c h e s , s t u n n i n g a i r i n l e t s a n d s t y l i s h s i d e s k i r t s , t h i s S A C f e e l s a t h o m e i n a l m o s t a n y s i t u a t i o n . Spectacular silhouette. W i t h i t s a t h l e t i c s h o u l d e r l i n e a n d g e n t l y s l o p i n g r o o f l i n e , t h e d y n a m i c s t y l i n g o f t h e B M W X 2 h a s a c o u p é l i k e c h a r a c t e r t h a t w i l l d e f i n i t e l y g r a b a t t e n t i o n .


Unleash your inner rebel with the first ever BMW X2. Are you ready to break some rules? Connecting your worlds.

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B e i n g a r e b e l s o m e t i m e s m e a n s l e a d i n g t h e w a y . A n d t h a t ' s e x a c t l y w h a t t h e B M W X 2 d o e s . F e a t u r e s l i k e C o n n e c t e d D r i v e a n d t h e B M W C o n n e c t e d + a p p o f f e r r i c h e r a n d m o r e i m m e r s i v e d r i v i n g e x p e r i e n c e s . W h e t h e r i t ' s m u s t h a v e e n t e r t a i n m e n t o r R e a l T i m e T r a f f i c I n f o r m a t i o n ( R T T I ) , t h e B M W X 2 i s a l l a b o u t c o n n e c t i n g y o u r w o r l d s a n d d e l i v e r i n g t h e u l t i m a t e d r i v i n g m a c h i n e .

N o t h i n g c o m p a r e s t o t h e n e w B M W X 2 , e s p e c i a l l y w h e n s e e n d r i v i n g a t n i g h t . I t s o p t i o n a l f u l l L E D l i g h t s ( e x c l u d i n g S E m o d e l ) , w h i c h h a v e b e e n i n t e g r a t e d i n t o t h e m a i n h e a d l i g h t s , p r o d u c e a n i c o n i c e f f e c t t h a t c a p t u r e s a t t e n t i o n . T h e y ' r e p e r f e c t l y d e s i g n e d f o r d r i v i n g i n t h e d a r k a n d f o r t r u l y s t a n d i n g o u t .

T h e h e a r t o f t h e B M W X 2 i s t h e B M W T w i n P o w e r T u r b o 4 c y l i n d e r d i e s e l e n g i n e , w h i c h d e l i v e r s 4 0 0 N m o f m a x i m u m t o r q u e . W i t h i n a n i n s t a n t y o u ' l l n o t i c e t h e s u p r e m e p u l l i n g p o w e r , t h r i l l i n g a c c e l e r a t i o n a n d , m o r e i m p o r t a n t l y , t h e c o n f i d e n c e t o g o f o r i t Driving dynamics. T h e B M W X 2 i s r e a d y t o h a n d l e a n y a d v e n t u r e y o u t h r o w a t i t , f r o m y o u r e v e r y d a y u r b a n t r i p s t o l o n g e r , w i n d i n g c o u n t r y d r i v e s . W h a t ' s m o r e , e v e r y e x p e r i e n c e c a n b e e n h a n c e d w i t h t h e o p t i o n a l a l l w h e e l d r i v e s y s t e m , B M W x D r i v e . I t p r o v i d e s o u t s t a n d i n g t r a c t i o n a n d t r a c k i n g s t a b i l i t y , e n a b l i n g y o u t o t a k e e v e n t h e t i g h t e s t c o r n e r s l i k e y o u ' r e o n r a i l s .

T h e B M W X 2 M S p o r t h a s i t s r o o t s i n c l a s s i c c a r r a c i n g a n d a d d s e v e n m o r e a t h l e t i c i s m t o i t s a l r e a d y d y n a m i c l o o k . S l e e k d e s i g n e x t r a s , l i k e t h e h e x a g o n a l f r o n t a p r o n , H i g h g l o s s B l a c k s i d e s k i r t s a n d t h e o p t i o n a l s p o r t y 2 0 �M l i g h t a l l o y w h e e l s , d o u b l e s p o k e 7 1 6 M s t y l e , w i l l e a r n y o u e n v i o u s l o o k s w h e r e v e r y o u g o . I n s i d e , a c o m b i n a t i o n o f i n n o v a t i v e a d d e d f e a t u r e s a n d s o p h i s t i c a t e d t o u c h e s k e e p s t h e e x p e r i e n c e p u r e l u x u r y . I n s p i r e d b y r a l l y i n g , t h e B M W X 2 M S p o r t X t a k e s s t a n d i n g o u t t o t h e n e x t l e v e l . N e w d e s i g n e l e m e n t s i n F r o z e n G r e y g i v e s t h e B M W X 2 i n s t a n t o f f r o a d a p p e a l . T h e y a r e l o c a t e d a t t h e f r o n t a s w e l l a s o n t h e s i d e a n d r e a r . I n s i d e , M S p o r t X s p e c i f i c d e t a i l s f u r t h e r u n d e r l i n e t h e a l r e a d y s p o r t y X c h a r a c t e r o f t h e B M W X 2 .




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