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ISSUE 37 November - December 2012

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he nights are drawing in, the temperature has definitely dropped and the shops seem to get busier everyday, it can only mean one thing …Santa is on his way! So as we enter this oftenfeared festive season, we’ve put together a bumper special Life in Petersfield, filled with everything you need to get you through this Christmas period. Kicking things off, our Christmas party survival guide will get you ready for all the potential poisonous party situations, with top hair, beauty and outfit tips. Then to take the stress out of Christmas shopping, our guide is filled with present ideas for him, her, granny, granddad and of course the kids! And if this year you’re fed up of turkey but still fancy some festive food, our alternative Christmas menu will get the mouths watering of the grumpiest of Scrooges. Our ‘What’s on’ guide has got plenty to keep the whole family entertained, starting with the Round Table’s famous firework display, all the way through to Petersfield Festival’s Winter Wonderland. Then to make sure you’re fit and healthy in the New Year, we’ve got our special competition from Taro Leisure centre where you and your family could win three months of membership. So sit back, relax and have a very merry Christmas!

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Interiors Pretty as a peacock Gardening Christmas in the garden Health Obsessed Profile Michael Arnold Business news Investment Question Time, Time for tea, Here comes the new wedding shop, Seminar success, 45 years of design, 5 years on and still going strong, Martin & Co comes to Petersfield, Cut above the rest Care A career in care

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The new BMW 3 Series Touring

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Froxfield to become a primary school Froxfield Infants’ School is in the process of consultation to become a primary school. A decision is due to be made in mid December; if the proposal is approved the school will be open to children throughout the primary age range from September 2013. Those interested in sending their children to Froxfield should contact the school on 01730 827251, for further information and to arrange an informal visit. Find out more on the school’s website at

Froxfield pupils on their latest learning cluster, History all Around Us

Singing success for Sertari


Local singing sensation, Sertari, has reached the regional finals of the UK’s biggest singing competition. Attracting over 8,000 acts, Open Mic UK has travelled the country searching for the best singing talent. Now just one performance away from the grand final and a gig at the O2 Arena in London, Sertari, will compete with other regional finalists at the Portsmouth Guildhall on the 9 December. If successful, Sertari could win £5,000 and face judges including DJ Annie Nightingale, singer Shola Ama, and former D:Ream frontman Pete Cunna. To show your support and watch Sertari compete visit singing-opportunities

Rudolf and Prancer come to Petersfield On the 10 November Rudolf and Prancer will be making a special visit to Petersfield. The visit comes as part of Stansted House’s festival due to return on the 23-25 November. With many local exhibitors, as well as companies from further afield, the event has become a popular alternative to the usual stressful Christmas shopping experience. During the festival, the Stansted Light Railway and ‘Rudolph & Prancer’ will be giving lifts on the ‘Festive Horse Drawn Carriage’ between the house and the garden centre. The festival will also see the ‘below stairs’ rooms of Stansted House full of treats with the Old Kitchen, Servants Hall, Pantries, Housekeeper and Butler’s rooms all featuring a wide selection of Christmas foods along with wine, beer and liqueur tasting. The ‘upstairs’ stately rooms will then have creative and decorative Christmas decorations for the house, including; 6

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inspirational stands in the Main Hall as well as an array of wreaths, garlands, wrapping paper, ribbons, cards, candles, interior accessories and tableware in the Music Room Blue Drawing Room and Boudoir. The festive fun will continue with ‘The Christmas Gift Marquee’, Daily decorative demonstrations, festive tastings, Santa’s Grotto, juggling, story telling, face painting and craft activities and ‘The Stansted Christmas Maze & Wish Tree’ in the Walled Garden.

Santa and his elves along with Rudolf and Prancer

Enhancing eyes This year saw Graham Coates make his 12th trip to Africa with UKbased charity Vision Aid Overseas. Graham, who is a partner at MorganOwen & Coates Optometrists in Lavant Street, Petersfield, has been Graham Coates with an active member Vision Aid Overseas of the charity for over a decade, working to transform eye care services in developing countries. Of the world’s population, 670 million people (10%) are disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of glasses. “It’s fantastic to use my professional skill in a place where there is so much need,” Graham explains. “I’ve just returned from working in Gulu, North East Uganda, an area recently ravaged by war. It is always humbling to see the desperate need and the difference a simple pair of glasses can make to someone’s life. Part of my recent trip involved training local health teams to screen for eye conditions.” In order to achieve the aim of establishing locally based eye care services in every country where they operate, Vision Aid Overseas is developing Vision Centres where patients can receive a walk-in eye examination, purchase an affordable pair of glasses and be referred for further specialist care if necessary. The ultimate goal of the charity is to create entirely self-sufficient Vision Centres to provide long lasting access to eye care for their local communities. Morgan-Owen & Coates Optometrists, 01730 264258

Cover girl Life in Petersfield’s cover photographer, Stephanie Swan has won the prestigious award of the BIPP student portfolio of the year. Taking place in London on board Tattershall Castle, the awards celebrate the achievements of everyone who had achieved their Associate or Fellowship Qualification in 2011 with the Qualifications Presentations. As well as the award, Stephanie received a £500 cash prize and a double page spread in the BIPP magazine “The Photographer”. Despite graduating just last year, Stephanie has also already won 2011 PIEA Student Single Image, 2010 Fujifilm Student Awards - Merit Winner, and 2009 Fujifilm Student Awards - Merit Winner. Issue 37 November / December 2012

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Doe Jumper, £49, Monsoon

Tweed wool trousers, £35, M&Co

Shearling Gilet, £109, CC

Phoebe Hats, £25, Accessorize

School Satchel, £65, Fat Face

ELLA Hacking Jacket, £249, Viyella 8

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Rosemunde Copenhagen lace top, £69, Duet


Francesca boots, £235, Rhona Russell

Hudson Dry Wax Jacket, £150, Crew Clothing

On the left: Lauren Vidal cardigan £190, Charli jumper with tassle hem £129, Lauren Vidal skirt £89, Amet and Ladoue scarf £78, Blondie Mania bag £135 On the right: Nygardsanna Jumper £230, Blondie Mania Bag £185, Pashmina £70

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The perfect

present 1. Kitchen Craft cupcake Tree, £19.95, Armorica




2. Jewellery Box, John Jenkins 3. Christmas Topiary Jug, £36.50, Gabriella Shaw 4. Rose Black scarves, £49, Rhona Russell 5. Neom products £15 - £42, Willow 6. 18ct yellow gold Iolite and yellow sapphire “Angel” pendant with chain, £1390 (one off design), Trevor Towner


for granny


7. Rose Black shawls, £98, Rhona Russell



We all know that when it comes to presents it is the thought that counts. However, this year if you’re struggling for inspiration and feeling a bit thought‘less,’ we’ve put together the ultimate Christmas Gift Guide, packed full with present ideas for the entire family 4

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1. Michael Palin Brazil, One Tree Books 2. “Orrefors Old Fashioned Tumbler”,£36, Far Horizons 3. Nautilus Square Decanter, £24.95, Nautilus Wine Glass, £4.95, Nautilus Tumbler, £4.95, John Jenkins 4. Rabbit Barware Hip Flask, £18.95, Armorica 5. Bridge in the Box, £9 for a single pack, £16 for a double, Inside Out


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Festive shopping made easy. One off handmade imaginative designs of jewellery with 9ct and 18ct gold, platinum and precious stones. Trevor Towner Jewellers Lyndum House, 12 High St, Petersfield GU32 3JG Tel 01730 261613

Beautiful cultured and freshwater pearl jewellery. Silver jewellery in classic and contemporary designs. Kleshna Swarovski Crystal Jewellery. Antica Murrano Jewellery.

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1. iPad 3, from £399, Disking 2. Fossil Mens Leather Cuff, £39, Far Horizons 3. Gala White Wine Glass 6 to a box, £18, Gala Red Wine Glass 6 to a box, £19, Gala Champagne Flute 6 to a box, £19, John Jenkins 4. Jura Ena 9 Micro Coffee Machine, £765, Armorica 5. Fossil Mens Leather Cuff, £39, Far Horizons



6. ESPA “Special Agent”; Handy travel sizes of Shave Mud, Hydrator and Energising Shower Gel, The Hidden Retreat


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7. Golf Break at Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, from £86pp, Meon Valley Travel


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1. Bananagrams, £14.99, One Tree Books

6. Trunkis, from £30, Meon Valley Travel

2. “Classic Teddy Bear Panda”, £141, Far Horizons

7. “Steiff’s Little Circus Elephant Gift Set”, £30, Far Horizons

3. “Mr Cinnamon”, Classic Mohair Jointed Teddy Bear, £94,Far Horizons


4. “Limited Edition Enchanted Forest Teddy Bear”, £110, Far Horizons 5. Swift Mini Christmas Cutter Set, £5.95, Armorica


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8. Christmas Gift Boxes themed gift boxes available to fill with your choice of goodies or simply select from their Ready To Give range, prices start from just £10, Cocoa Moon Issue 37 November / December 2012

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1. Red Coat from Soaked in Luxury, £109, Duet 2. Cosmic Rings pendant and chain, £25, Trevor Towner 3. Zoom Professional Tooth Whitening, £580 with the half price offer it is now £290, Meon Face 4. ESPA “Heavenly Unwind”, £39, The Hidden Retreat 5. Terramundi Jar, £21.95, John Jenkins


6. Ching oil and vinegar drizzler set, £16.95, Armorica 7. Cuisinart professional ice-cream maker, £198, Armorica


8. LUlu Guiness Wallet, £125, Rhona Russell 9. ESPA “Little Box of Calm”, £12.50, The Hidden Retreat


10. ESPA “Sleep Couture”, £55, The Hidden Retreat



11. Fossil Glitz Disc Necklace, £45, Far Horizons 12. Wella SP Christmas Gift Boxes - Repair, Hydrate or Colour, £24.99, Review 13. Shellac and Glitter artwork, £33 (20% off this Christmas, £26.40), Meon Face 14. New Forest the Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort Spa Break from £85pp, Meon Valley Travel



15. SkinCeuticals Christmas Gift Box £90.00 (normal price £120.00) 16. SkinCeutical Facials with free consultation ( 20% off this Christmas), Meon Face 17.IPL treatment for hair removal or skin treatments, (20% off this Christmas), Meon Face


18. ESPA “Restore” £28, The Hidden Retreat

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Wrong outfit choices, awkward conversations with the boss, makeup mishaps - the Christmas Office party is filled with potential poisonous situations! So this year to ensure your night is wild for all the right reasons, we’ve put together your essential guide to Christmas Party Survival

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Any accustomed traveller will know that when entering dangerous new territories your war paint is vital for having the maximum impact on the natives. For top to toe protection Petersfield’s, The Hidden Retreat, offer their special Red Carpet Package, £100. This indulgent treatment begins by getting your feet party shoe ready with a Luxury Pedicure. Feet are exfoliated and massaged, cuticles are worked before applying your choice of OPI polish – an essential if you are working the peep toe. Moving up to nails, the package also includes a special Shellac™ manicure. Nails are re-shaped, cuticles are again worked and a Shellac™ polish is applied. Applied just like a regular polish, Shellac™ is available in a range of colours, giving up to 14-day wear with no smudging or chips and dries in seconds! The transformation into Christmas party goddess is then completed with Special Occasion Make up; using Australian brand BECCA products to give you the ultimate naturally flawless look. Cocorose London foldable ballet pumps, £90, Rhona Russell

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To keep your hair from looking like you’ve been stranded in the Amazon at the Christmas Party, Paul at Review recommends not leaving your cut until the last minute and booking early to avoid missing out. If you plan to ‘glam it up’ at the office party by wearing your hair up – make sure you wash it the day before so it’s easier to style and always add and layer hair products lightly. “If you overload your hair with too much product it will make it heavy,” Paul explains. “Try creating your desired new look before your big night – practise makes perfect! Pop a mini hairspray in your bag so you can re-style your hair after any vigorous dancing!”

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Mint necklace, £22, Mimosa

SF Latte, BECCA cosmetics, Hidden Retreat Dress £290, Nougat London. Reaction necklace, £60, Willow


The Christmas party can be a great opportunity to express your personality via your clothes but remember you are still representing the company, so think carefully before wearing that witty slogan t shirt or those neon hot pants! For a Christmas classic, the LBD will never be a Christmas cliche. In times of canape gorging and Christmas pud, the flattering colour is practically a seasonal necessity. The black magic all rests on how you wear your dark delight. Avoid inducing a fashion coma by taking advantage of the style selection box of dark and dramatic contrasting fabrics. Whether it’s light accents or statement panels, experiment with feathers, leather, lace, sequins and glitz - just not all at the same time. Black’s key draw is in its versatility and ability for reinvention. For example, enhancing a black dress with a statement necklace will add instant wow. For those going straight from the office to the party, Sarah Peall at Mimosa recommends, “Wear skinny black trousers with a fabulous heeled ankle boot during the day and add a sparkly top and bold necklace to take you into evening.”

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Caprice ankle boot, £89, Mimosa

Resin clutch bag with gold chain, £98, Rhona Russell

Flirting can be a great way to get on with the natives but it can also cause a lot of embarrassment. For flirting success Dr Simon Moore says “Smiling is the most effective tool in a flirting toolbox - people like you more and think you’re more attractive if you smile at them.” When it comes to body language, Dr Simon Moore suggests leaning towards the other person and taking sideways glances. “When you’re attracted to someone, you can’t help checking out their assets.” But most importantly, don’t be too serious. “Laughing can endear you to the other person.”

Dress £290, Nougat London. Reaction necklace, £60, Willow

Mimosa, 01730 268 500 Review, 01730 260346 Rhona Russell, 01730 260920 The Hidden Retreat, 01730 262007 Willow, 01730 858786

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On Friday 16 November, Rams Walk Shopping Centre joins in the fun for the Petersfield Lights Switch On. Between 3.30pm and 7.30pm, the Centre comes alive with magic, illusions and fire artists leading up to the switching on of the lights.



For younger shoppers, Mr Alexander will be entertaining them with demonstrations of magic and mystery with shows at 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.45pm and 6.45pm, while Flame Oz gives breath taking displays of fire artistry at 4pm, 5.15pm and 6.15pm. There will be free face painting and balloons too between 4.30pm and 7.30pm. As Christmas is a time for thinking of others, the Rams Walk Giving Tree will once again, be positioned inside the Waitrose foyer for presents in support of individuals via local charities. Visit or visit the Rams Walk Petersfield Facebook page to find out which charities you can support this year.

Rams Walk is an attractive pedestrianised shopping mall in the heart of town with a great selection of quality shops and easy access to the rest of Petersfield. On Thursday, 16 November, many of the shops and stores will stay open late giving extra time for Christmas gift shopping and what better way to start your visit than with a warming gingerbread latte and mince pie from Costa. Waitrose have a fabulous selection of festive foods and fine wines and you can pick up the perfect gift at Pickett’s and Pursers.

book from Waterstones in, then look no further than New Look, Monsoon, Accessorize, CC & Viyella and M&Co or - for practicality and style for cooler climes - check out the great new clothing range at Millets.

If you’re planning to spend time in the kitchen this December, then why not treat yourself to a pre-Christmas indulgence from Armorica and make those precious moments even more enjoyable.

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WH Smith and Clintons have it all wrapped up with a fantastic selection of Christmas wrapping, cards, ribbons and bows, not forgetting games, jigsaws. Plus, Clintons have recently launched a great new line of fancy dress costumes.

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Robert Dyas is packed full of gift ideas and electrical appliances and to make sure you don’t miss a thing with the help of Vision Express and for your convenience, Santander will be keeping their doors open late.

And if it’s partywear you’re after or just something warm to snuggle up with a good



FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER 3.30PM TO 7.30PM The Rams Walk Giving Tree returns in

Join us for a evening of magic and fun as we launch Christmas in Petersfield with entertainment for all ages! Flame Oz Fire Artist Shows at 4pm, 5.15pm and 6.15pm. Free Festive Balloons

Mr Alexander Illusionist and Magic Artist Shows at 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.45pm and 6.45pm

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winter wonderland… The Petersfield Festivals have become a popular feature on the town’s social calendar. From the success of the Spring Festival over the May Bank Holiday to the summer extravaganza back in August, we can rely on Steve and Ben at Petersfield Festivals to put on a good show. So, as we approach everyone’s favourite festive holiday, we knew they would have something impressive planned – and boy they haven’t disappointed! The Christmas fun starts on the 16 November with the Switching on of the Christmas Lights for Children In Need. This night will feature a whole host of family entertainment, including children’s rides, entertainment on stage and a visit from Father Christmas. The Petersfield Town Mayor and Damien Hinds MP will then light the all important lights, all in a bid to raise funds for Children in Need. The 16 November will also see the launch of the Christmas Tree Trail. Returning for a second year the initiative gets the children of Petersfield to follow a trail of participating shops. In each shop the children will be able to collect a sticker to stick onto the map whilst joining in other competitions. The overall winners of the Trail will win vouchers that can be spent at the participating shops on the trail. The festive fun continues on Saturday 1 December with the opening of The Petersfield Winter Wonderland at the Red Lion, on College Street Petersfield. Here there will be a large skating rink, Christmas themed stalls and a Santa’s Grotto at the weekends. Opening in style, the evening 20

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of 1 December will also see a range of festive entertainment. The Wonderland will be open from 9am - 9 pm everyday until Sunday 23 of December. And for those not too tired after the 1 December’s evening entertainment, the 2 December will feature a Christmas Festival Market. Working with the Hampshire Farmers Market, Petersfield Festivals will

be taking over the centre of Petersfield to put on a large, festive and varied market -perfect for the Christmas shop! Alongside the market there will also be lots to do for families including festive activities – feeling Christmassy yet? Online booking for skating now available.

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Dessert Christmas Pudding Cigars Liven up leftover Christmas pud Ingredients • 200g leftover, cooked Christmas pudding • 50ml essential Waitrose • Whipping Cream • 4 sheets of La Petite Maison Feuilles de Brick • Pastry • 4tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Cinnamon Sugar Method

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the food. But for those feeling a bit bored of the brussels and tired of the turkey, we’ve been finding some alternative recipes that will still leave you feeling full and festive

Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6. Break up the Christmas pudding into pieces and mix with the cream until smooth. Spoon

Add the quinoa, parsley, oregano and bay leaf and cook for a further 15 minutes until the quinoa is cooked. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

thoroughly and allow to cool slightly. Cut the string, then with a small, sharp knife, carefully cut away the rind, leaving the layer of fat intact. Score the fat with a diamond pattern and stud the centre of each with a clove. Place on a rack in a roasting tin, cover loosely with foil and roast for 45 minutes.

Heat the oil in a saucepan then add the onions, carrots and celery and fry for 5 minutes. Then add the butter beans and garlic and fry for another 3 minutes. 22

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Ingredients • 2.5kg Waitrose smoked gammon joint • 1 litre pressed apple juice • 30-35 whole cloves • 100ml Waitrose Fino Sherry • 155g pot Waitrose Cano’s Membrillo Pure Spanish Quince Paste (with the prepacked cheeses or from the cheese service counter) Method Place the gammon joint in a large pan then pour over the apple juice and enough cold water to cover. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and cover with a lid. Simmer for 1 hour.


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Add some glamour to your Christmas menu with the Baked Gammon with a Quince & Sherry Glaze

If you want to try something different to tomato soup this quinoa & butter bean recipe uses superfood ingredients to keep you strong and healthy throughout the festive season • 4tbs light olive oil • 2 medium onions, chopped finely • 2 large carrots, chopped finely • 2 sticks of celery, trimmed and diced • 1tin of butter beans (400 grams) • 1.5 ltr vegetable stock • 6 oz quinoa • 4 tbs chopped fresh parsley • 1 tbs chopped fresh oregano, rosemary or thyme • 1 bay leaf • salt and pepper to taste

Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crisp and serve with Waitrose Mince Pie IceCream.

Baked Gammon with a Quince and Sherry Glaze

Quinoa & Butter Bean Soup

Stir in the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock and simmer for 20 minutes.

Lay out the pastry sheets and pipe a cigar-sized line of the pudding mix lengthways along the middle of the pasty. Fold over the pastry lengthways and roll into a cigar shape.




into a piping bag with a straight nozzle.

Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Drain the gammon

Meanwhile, place the sherry and quince paste in a small pan and gently heat through until the paste has melted, then simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove the gammon from the oven and spoon about half the glaze over the top. Pour a little water into the roasting tin to prevent the juices burning. Roast for another 20-25 minutes, then remove from the oven and brush with more glaze. Return to the oven uncovered, until the gammon is golden. If serving hot, allow to stand for 10 minutes before carving into thick slices. Serve with boiled new potatoes and Waitrose Colcannon. Waitrose, 01730 233339 Issue 37 November / December 2012

Starter Pan-Fried Prawns with Avocado and a Rose Harissa Mayonnaise Perfect alternative to the traditional prawn cocktail



Caponata - Sicilian Vegetable Sypmphony Relish This Sicilian dish makes a fantastic festive vegetarian option, with rustic bread or pasta Ingredients • 1 large chopped onion • 3-4 celery stalks, including the leaves, chopped finely • 5 tbls olive oil for cooking (not extra virgin) • 1kg (2 1/2 lb) aubergines, cut into 2.5cm (1 inch) chunks • 1 tbsp salted capers, soak in water for 10 minutes, then drained • 20 green olives, (remove the stones) • 1 tbls sugar • 1 tbls white wine vinegar • 55g (1 3/4 oz) concentrated tomato paste • salt and pepper • 2tbls extra virgin olive oil to add in at the end Method Blanche the onion and celery in lightly salted water for a few minutes, then drain.

Ingredients • Juice of 1 lemon • 3 tsp Belazu Rose Harissa • 12 raw Madagascan tiger prawn tails, peeled, about 250g • 2 tbsp Waitrose organic mayonnaise • 1 Hass avocado • 15g butter

Heat the cooking oil in a large frying pan, add the aubergine chunks and fry until brown and tender. (Perhaps do this in batches as you do not want to overcrowd the pan or the aubergine will just ‘melt

In a small bowl or ramekin, stir the remaining Rose Harissa into the mayonnaise for the dip. Cut the avocado in half lengthways down to the stone and all the way round. Twist the two halves in opposite directions and pull apart. Lift out the stone using the point of a sharp knife. Peel the skin and slice the flesh, then arrange on 2 plates. Melt the butter in a large frying pan, add the prawns with the marinade and cook for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the prawns are opaque and pink all over. Divide between the plates, season with black pepper, and serve with crusty bread, lemon wedges and the Rose Harissa mayonnaise dip. Waitrose, 01730 233339

Add the chopped onion, celery and all the remaining ingredients. Stir well, then cover and cook for about 15 minutes on a medium heat, stirring occasionally making sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Remove the lid of the pan towards the end of cooking. Should the sauce require extra moisture, add a tablespoon or two of hot water during cooking. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add the extra virgin olive oil. Once cooled, it can stay in a cold refrigerator for up to a week. La Piazetta, 01730 260006


Method Pour the lemon juice into a nonmetallic bowl and stir in 1 teaspoon of the Rose Harissa. Peel the prawns but leave their tails on. Add the prawns to the marinade and set aside.


Christmas Custard Buiscuits Great if you’re feeling too full for a dessert but still fancy a Christmas sweet treat Ingredients • 125g butter, at room temperature • 115g caster sugar • 60ml milk • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 225g self-raising flour • 70g custard powder • Edible gold dust to decorate Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

manageable portions. Roll out one portion on a sheet of non-stick baking paper to about 1cm thick. Use Christmas cookie cutters to cut shapes and place on the trays. Decorate with gold dust. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool for 5 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough Durleighmarsh Farm Shop, 01730 821626

Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Beat in milk and vanilla extract. Fold in the flour and custard powder. Press the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to rest. Divide the dough into Life Life in in Petersfield Petersfield

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Authentic aromas and ingredients - a cuisine that lingers on the tongue, exotic appealing time after time. Lemongrass Thai Restaurants are situated in Rustington, Chichester and now Petersfield. The restaurant offers exquisite Thai cuisine in a modern, stylish venue. The spacious and welcoming interior is carefully lit for a relaxing atmosphere. Guests will appreciate the traditional Thai service, world renowned hospitality and honest food that’s cooked to order and served with pride. The lemongrass offers innovative yet classic cuisine of the highest calibre using the very finest ingredients sourced from the best suppliers both locally and abroad. The restaurant serves genuine Thai dishes - diners can choose from chicken, beef, lamb, duck, seafood, noodles, rice and vegetarian dishes. Our selection offers a variety of wines and soft drinks with a choice of exotic fruit juice such as lychee mango & coconut, Asians beers and of course sake. Cuisine is spiced by our Thai chef, Mr.Prapuan, who has an artful hand.

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Choose from noodles, stir fries, noodle soups or curry

Mid-Week Menu Three course dinner Only available from Sunday to Thursday

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Find the perfect gift for any aspiring cook at Armorica Cookshop in Rams Walk. As well as stocking the essentials for everyday cooking you can kit out your kitchen for more adventurous cooking.We stock quality cookware ranges such as Kitchenaid, Pillivuyt, Global knives and many more.With prices ranging from under £10 to £2000. Call in and let us demonstrate our Nespresso and Jura coffee machines to see how easy it is to have great coffee in your home. Armorica 19 Rams Walk, Petersfield, Hants, GU32 3JA T: 08456 017 262 E:

Now open for; Speciality teas and coffees, homemade cakes and light lunches using our own produce.

Relaxing atmosphere, beautiful views. Onsite parking and disability access.

Tuesday-Saturdays 10am-4pm | Sundays 10am-1.30pm (Winter opening times)

Tel 01730 818286 Situated at Durleighmarsh Farm Shop on the A272 between Rogate & Petersfield.

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Christmas - What’s on l Friday 2 November ‘Edward Thomas, Steep: Poetry and Nature’,

Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November A Christmas Festival Image: copyright Chris Dawes

Venue: St Peter’s Hall Time: 7pm Contact: Kathrin Pieren on 01730 262601 or

l Saturday 3 November Petersfield Round Table Fireworks 2012

Venue: Bell Hill Recreation Ground, Petersfield Time: 6pm-8pm Fireworks at 7:15pm. Price: Family Ticket (Up to 2 Adults and 2 Under 16’s) £13, Adult Ticket, £6, Child Ticket (under 16’s) £3, Online booking available Contact:

l Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 November Noises Off by Michael Frayn

Venue: Bedales Olivier Theatre The Gallery, Quad and Lupton Hall Church Road, Steep GU32 2DG Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 711511 to book free tickets

Noises Off cast (Tuesday 6 - Thursday 8 November)

l Saturday 10 November An Evening of Mozart & Haydn

l Monday 19 November Hull Truck Theatre Company present “Jekyll and Hyde”

Venue: The Studio@TPS The Petersfield School Cranford Road Time: 7.30pm Contact 01730 234641

l Tuesday 20 November Hannah Tristram@ The Square Brewery

l Thursday 22 November Mapping Hampshire

Venue: Front Park, Pavilion adjacent Loseley House, refreshments in the Tythe Barn Price: Adult, £6.50, OAP, £5.50, Children, free, Student, £4 Contact: 01420 682 292

Venue: The Folly Wine Bar & Restaurant, Petersfield Time: 7pm Price: £20, including buffet dinner Contact: 01730 264088

Save the Children Gift Fair

Venue: Petersfield Festival Hall Time: 10am-6.30pm Contact: 01730 267134 and 01730 24709

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Venue: Petersfield Community Centre Time: 10.00am-1.30pm Contact: for a table.

l Sunday 11 November Antiques and Collectables Fair

l Thursday 15 November The Toy Hearts


l Sunday 18 November Winter markets

Venue: Upstairs @The Square Brewery, Market Square Time:7.15pm for 7.30pm start Price: £4 Contact:

l Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 November Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 December The Petersfield Christmas Festival

Venue: Kings Theatre, Southsea Time: 7.30pm Price: £28 for adults, £26 for OAPs and £15 for Under 16s. Contact: 023 9282 8282

Venue: St Peter’s Church, Petersfield Time: 7.30pm Price: Tickets £8 available from One Tree Books, Lavant Street Contact: 01730 261199

Venue: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane Time: 10.15am-3.30pm Price: 50p

Friday 21 December, Tales of Winter Magic, Butser Ancient Farm

Swan Lake

l Friday 16 November Rams Walk Christmas Launch

Venue: Rams Walk Time: 3.30pm-7.30pm Contact:

Venue: Flora Twort Gallery Time: 7pm Price: £5 (£4 museum members) Contact:

l Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November A Christmas Festival at Stansted Park

Venue: Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle Time: (Friday 23 - 12pm - 8pm) (Sat 24 Sun 25 10am - 5pm) Price: Adult: £6 Children: Free Contact: 01243 780000

Christmas Lights Switch-on

Venue: Market Square, Alton Time: From 5.50pm

l Saturday 24 November Christmas Market

Venue: Grange Leisure Centre, Bepton Road Time: 9am-3pm Contact: 01730 816841

l Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 December The Petersfield Christmas Festival

Venue: Petersfield Contact:

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l Sunday 2 December Tree Dressing

Venue: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Time: Activities 12.30am – 4pm, Museum open 10.30am – 4pm Price: Adult £10, Adults 65+ £9 Children £5.40, Children under 4 free Contact: 01243 811363

Lights of Remembrance

Venue: Langrish House, Langrish Time: 5pm Contact: 01730 266329

Mulled Wine Day

Venue: Gilbert White’s House & Garden Time: 10.30am until 4.30pm Price: £5 (including glass of mulled wine) Contact: 01420 511275

l Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 December THE RELAPSE John Vanbrugh

Venue: Olivier Theatre, The Gallery, Quad and Lupton Hall Church Road, Steep Time: 7.30pm Contact: 01730 711511

l Saturday 8 December In aid of the Rosemary Foundation The Petersfield Chamber Choir

Venue: St Peter’s Church, Petersfield Time: 7.30pm Price: Free Contact: 01730 260213

l Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December Family Christmas at Uppark

Venue: Uppark House and Garden Time: 11am - 3pm Price: Child £5.50 (present incl. no need to book) Contact: 01730 825415

l Saturday 15 December Visit Father Christmas

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Venue: Flora Twort Gallery Price: £3 per child Contact:

l Sunday 16 December Jane’s Birthday

Venue: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm (last entry 4pm) Price: Free today only Contact: 01420 83262

Saturday 3 November Petersfield Fireworks & Music 2012

l Tuesday 18 December Soiree De Tele Venue: The Studio@TPS The Petersfield School Cranford Road Time: 7pm Contact: 01730 234641

l Attila the Stockbroker Venue: Upstairs @The Square Brewery, Market Square

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start Price: £4 Contact:

l Friday 21 December Tales of Winter Magic

Venue: Butser Ancient Farm Time: 3.15pm - 5pm Contact: 02392 598838

Thursday 15 November Save the Children Gift Fair

l Wednesday 26 - Thursday 27 December WWII Christmas Leave

Venue: Watercress Line, Alresford Price: Adult £14, Child (2-16yrs) £7, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £35 Contact:

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December Family Christmas at Uppark

Regency Dance Venue: Gilbert White’s House & Garden

Time: 7.30pm until 11pm Price: Adults £50 or £90 for 2 adults. Groups of 8 or more tickets are £40 per adult. Contact: 01420 511275

l Saturday 8 - Tuesday 18 December Christmas in the park

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Time: 9.45am - 11.45am, 10.30am - 12.30pm, 11.15am - 1.15pm, 12pm - 2pm, 1pm - 3pm, 1.45pm - 3.45pm, 2.30pm - 4.30pm Contact: 02392 595040

l Tuesday 11 December Viva Forever!

Venue: Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End Time: Monday - Thursday at 7.30pm,Friday at 5pm and 8.30pm, Saturday at 3pm and 7.30pm Price: £52.50, £35, £20 – all performances until 10 December 2012 £67.50, £45, £20 – all performances from 11 December 2012 Contact:

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• Woodford Reserve Bourbon (to fill glass - it’s Christmas after all!) • Four cubes of ice • 2 maraschino cherries • 1 sugar cube • 10 drops of angostura bitters • 1 orange



The Caipiroska (Partner to any party) • Russian Standard Vodka (or Ketel One if you are spoiling yourself) • Crushed ice • Granulated sugar • Two large tall glasses • One Lime This is a brilliant party version of the Caipirinha. Dice a lime into sixteen pieces and place into a large tall glass. Cover with two heaped teaspoons of granulated sugar. Pour some vodka over the limes to wet the sugar and then gently muddle (crush) the limes to release the juice but also the oil from the skin. Use a spoon to release any stuck limes at the bottom. Add half a glass of crushed ice and fill up the glass with vodka. You could just stir the drink, but to really impress guests, take another glass (same type), invert onto top of your drink creating a seal with your hands, and shake the mixture between the glasses, then serve in the original glass. Make sure your hands seal the glasses well together or you and anyone nearby will get wet! Lots of festive fun and everyone will want a go. Fantastic and interactive!

Take a sugar cube and place it in a tumbler glass. Pour ten drops of angostura bitters onto the sugar cube and allow to soak in. Pour enough bourbon to cover the cube and crush and dissolve the sugar. Add a cube of ice and stir well. Squeeze the cherries to release their residual juice and pop the flesh in the glass. Add a little more bourbon, another ice cube and stir. Then slice off a strip of peel from the orange, twist into the glass to release the oils, rub onto the inner side of the glass to cover in oil, then drop a slither of the peel into the glass. Add two more cubes of ice and top up the glass with more bourbon and serve. Seems fiddly, but seriously worth the effort. This should be enjoyed by the fire - warming, toasty and delicious!

Whatever your tipple, we’ve got the perfect cocktail recipe to shake up your party this festive season Botter Prosecco Gold Label • Russian Standard Vodka (or Snow Queen Vodka if you are spoiling yourself) • Fresh raspberries • White chocolate and sugar cube Place a sugar cube into a wine glass and cover with vodka. Squeeze the juice of two raspberries into the glass and place a whole fresh one in the glass. Top up with Prosecco and grate some white chocolate onto the surface and serve. Kick start the party in overdrive! The General Wine Company, 01730 235923

Mocktail recipes – 0% alcohol, 100% taste The Designated Driver Whether you’ve actually drawn the driver’s straw or are avoiding alcohol, this deliciously fruity cocktail will be a pleasure. A simple mix of cranberry, grapefruit, orange and pineapple juice (2oz measures of each) in a tall glass filled with ice, it’s refreshing, colourful and true to its name. Tropical Sunrise Pour a dash of grenadine into the bottom of a tall glass and add 50ml of orange, mango and passion fruit juice over a spoon onto the grenadine. Top with sparkling apple juice and dream of tropical beaches. Arnold Palmer When it comes to mixing cocktails, it doesn’t come much simpler than an Arnold Palmer. This refreshing daytime delight is created by mixing 3oz of lemonade and 3 oz of iced tea and a generous helping of ice for a sipping sensation that’s cool in more ways than one.


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Pure Passion In a highball glass, mix 150ml mango juice with 200ml pineapple and passion fruit coconut water. Add some ice and stir through a few mint leaves. Garnish with extra mint and a slice of pineapple for that sunshine holiday feeling.

Berry Grape Fizz Add some ice cubes to a tumbler and half fill with mixed berries juice. Top up with sparkling red grape juice and garnish with grapes, raspberries and blackberries on cocktail sticks for your fivea-day treat. Orange Julius A classic blended mocktail that’s cool, smooth and creamy. Take 180ml of frozen orange juice concentrate, 150g of sugar, 200ml of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla extract for an easy-drinking cocktail that’s ideal for chilling out. Orange juice ice cubes and fresh orange juice work just as well as frozen concentrate and, best of all, the recipe can be easily adapted to create mango, peach or strawberry alternatives. Cherryoke Mix 400ml of cherry juice with the zest of an orange and strain into a jug. Mix with 400ml of summer fruits coconut water. Serve in tall tumblers over ice for that extra vitamin boost. ‘the home of discerning – drinkers’ 37 November / December IssueIssue 37 November / December 20122012

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FROM hairdressers to restaurants to local shops, there is plenty to keep you busy this festive season on Lavant Street. Here we take a wander down the street and find out what a few have to offer... JAKES TOYS

Ask in store about our Christmas Club, Birthday Wish List and Gift Vouchers


Having first been attracted to Petersfield due to it being a lovely, vibrant market town, we felt that Jakes Toys would complement the existing independent shops that can be found in Lavant Street.. Jakes Toys are proud to have, possibly, the largest range of Lego and Playmobil in the local area and we stock an extensive range of Sylvanian Families too. We are very excited about our first Christmas in Petersfield so come and visit our traditional toy shop for all your toys, stocking fillers and advent calendars Our opening hours are 9am – 5pm Mondays to Saturdays and we will be opening from 10am-4pm every Sunday in December



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Morgan-Owen & Coates is a highly regarded and popular Opticians offering a wide range of services to the residents of Petersfield. Their loyal customer base love the friendly, caring service given by Optician owners Irena Morgan-Owen and Graham Coates, who give each of their patients time and individual attention. They are dedicated to providing a caring and professional service, aimed at meeting all the eye care needs of the community. To take advantage of Irena’s and Graham’s experience, and to discuss your eye health, contact the team now on 01730 264258.


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Started as an awesome team of four the Salon Sixteen team has now grown with an extra nail technician Ronnie and two apprentices Rachel & Kirsten! As well as Sandra that was great help during busy time! Rosie T has become more qualified as the colourist gaining new training and experience. Amy (salon manager) is training to be an assessor in training through “ITS, training company” to which all training is in house! We have offered two lots of work experience, and held two charity fund raising events raising over £500 for local charities.... Sat November 10th 3pm-5pm £8 entry. teaming up with “tiger rose” to raise money for the Alton & Bordon autistic society” fab raffle, money off products & hot tips on hair, make up , nails & fashion for your Xmas do’s!

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Festive Folly Market

Petersfield’s Folly Market is filled with hidden shopping gems just waiting to be discovered. Here we take a trip to the market and find out more about some of these buried treasures. SWEENEY PLOD

Recently opened in the Folly Market is “Sweeney Plod the Folly Barber” Modelled on a traditional Gentleman`s barber shop our aim is to provide a high level of barbering and shaving alongside a level of service rarely seen in the modern world. Complimentary drinks, comfortable leather chairs and suitable Gentleman`s reading material contribute to a relaxed barbering experience. A must for the discerning chap. Open 9.30 am until 5.00 pm daily. Appointments available upon request.

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Based in the Folly Market, the popular shop Rainbows has been in business for years. It’s a hidden treasure trove of unique clothes and gift ideas - the majority of which are Fairtrade or ethically sourced. New owner, Ruth Henslow has been making improvements to the already successful store by adding new stock lines, and increasing the style and size range of her clothing, so there really is something for everyone! The The perfect place to find some great Christmas gifts for the whole family, so why not pop in and take a look.

The Folly Market, Petersfield, GU31 4AD. 01730 269991 Open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday 9.30 - 5pm


Tel: 01730 269991

At Mooka we make all of our Italian ice creams and sorbets fresh several times a week. We use milk and cream from a local farm (Cowdray estate) and add fruit confectionery and natural flavours to make the most mouth-watering iced puddings. The flavours in our cabinet change frequently but some favourites are always on display including a selection of handmade ice cream lollies. You can have a cone or a pot and also take away home in an insulated tub your favourite flavours. We are happy to make any flavour to order however crazy it maybe. is interested in buying your old gold, silver, platinum and unwanted watches regardless of condition

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Why not order your next dinner party puddings here? Ice cream cakes, Xmas ice cream cakes and individual puddings in a variety of designs and flavours are also available - just ask. We also take orders for large parties and weddings. You can call us on: 07748700937 Email to: or have a look at Open: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm


In the corner of the Folly Market, Duncan and his team manufacture jewellery and has done so for the past 14 years. Duncan can also repair items of jewellery along with restoring and remodelling any old items that you no longer wear. We carry a vast range of fine jewellery, silver, all types of gold and platinum and a vast selection of precious stones set into all types of jewellery. We can help you choose that special gift for your loved one this Christmas or even design something for you! Why not pop in for a festive chocolate and witness Duncan and Oli at work in the workshop creating those special presents to go under someone’s Christmas this year, you never know it may be you!

Tel: 07730 260365

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Focus on Dragon Street Today Dragon Street is one of the most popular places to shop (and eat) in Petersfield. However, did you know that back in the 18th Century if you were to walk along this traditional street, instead of shops and restaurants you might have seen a white elephant? This is because Dragon Street resident and traveler, John Shakleford is said to have brought a white elephant to his home when returning


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from a trip to the colonies! During this time the area was a bit more ‘elephant friendly’ as behind his house there was largely garden and orchard…We’ll let you be the judge if you think the story is true or legend! Either way as Christmas approaches we’ve been having lots of fun exploring this mythical road, finding out what it has to offer this festive season.

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Christmas in Selborne The third ‘Christmas in Selborne’ will take place on Saturday 1 December from 5pm ‘til 9pm Last year saw crowds gather to enjoy crepes and music outside the Queens; hot food and mulled cider outside the Arms; arts and crafts in the Village Hall; farmyard animals in a stable, Juggling Jake entertaining the children and, of course, Father Christmas in the Church. This year there will be plenty more festive fun with stalls lining the High Street, filling the Village Hall and the Church. Father Christmas has promised that he will pop along again, and the Salvation Army will be coming on the Plestor for a medley of Christmas carols that all are invited to join in. Mill Farm will be returning with their animals and Juggling Jake will be back with his balloons and circus tricks. There will be lots of hot food and drink, as well as Christmas Market at The Queen’s featuring a variety of stallholders with a crepe man, a BBQ serving steak and German sausages. And finishing everything off, there will be a performance from the Zig Zag Band at the Arms from 9pm. For more information contact Trish Oliver on 01420 511338 or Hayley Carter (Selborne Arms) on 01420 511247 or email

Christmas Day 2012 Starters Cepe mushroom and roasted chestnut soup Confit chicken salad with watercress and croutons Terrine with cornichons and toasts Main courses Roasted Turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, roasted potatoes, parsnips, carrots, brussel sprouts and gravy Roasted wild seabass with clams and parley, potato puree and hollandaise sauce Puy Lentils with roasted red onions and vacherin cheese, watercress Desserts Christmas pudding with brandy crème anglaise Rhubarb and vanilla trifle Chocolate fondant and vanilla ice cream Coffee and mince pies

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in the garden You’ve got the presents, done the mammoth food shop and you even know what you are wearing to the office party – but what about the garden? Here, gardening expert, Pippa Greenwood, shares her list of Christmas jobs for a perfect garden this spring As winter is definitely with us, it is good to be able to calm down a little when it comes to gardening, to take stock of what’s there and to dream about what it would be good to achieve in the garden over the next few seasons...but there’s still plenty to keep you occupied so, when it’s not pouring with rain or bitterly cold, get out there and enjoy some invigorating fresh air whilst you work! Make a note of those plants that look particularly good during winter – perhaps bark colour or texture, or an interesting or dramatic outline. Then make sure that, where feasible, you plant more of them in positions where you can really enjoy them next winter. Plants like this also make great Christmas gifts for friends with gardens! It is time to prune both white and redcurrants; all you need to do now is use


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sharp secateurs to cut about an inch (2.5cm) off the stems. Take the opportunity to rake up fallen leaves from around the plants. The bright orange raised spots of coral spot are particularly prominent on bare winter branches of many woody shrubs and trees. Figs, maples and magnolias are especially prone. Prune infected areas back to perfectly healthy wood and bin or burn the prunings. Although often thought of as harmless this fungus can cause dieback. Adequate air circulation is essential in the greenhouse at this time of year. Wherever possible open vents and windows, but try to avoid chilling any plants with cold draughts. If necessary consider buying a small electric fan heater to keep the air warm and moving. Shut down vents and windows and close doors as soon as temperatures drop. As weather permits, tackle the vegetable plot, removing the remains of any plants which are now over and remembering to bin or burn any that are infected with diseases. When the soil is not too wet, fork in wellrotted manure and garden compost in preparation for next year’s vegetables. When it is nearly empty, take the opportunity to scrub out your water butt, rinse it thoroughly and then let it re-fill as and when it rains. Make sure that you have plenty of horticultural fleeces to hand, ready to provide at least a few degrees of frost

protection for tender plants and anything, which has been recently planted. And don’t forget that it is not just plants that may need winter protection- ensure that outside pipework and taps are well insulated to prevent freezing...or switch off at the mains to be extra safe. Visit my website and sign up for ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’, either for yourself or for a friend - our great selection of garden ready plants combined with my weekly emails make it easy to succeed!

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Ben Gander and family


Ben Gander has a successful business, Gander Tax Services, a happy family and has even appeared on Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me! However, just a few years ago Ben Gander also had the mental condition obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Here he explains how he overcame the condition with the help of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and what he’s doing to overcome the stigma associated with mental illness. To have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is to be locked into a place of repetition and frustration, where the world outside of your mind becomes a dream to aspire to. It nags at you constantly, filling you with anxiety until you finally give in to the rituals; even then, peace from the intrusive thoughts is temporary. I suffered with OCD for years, based around fears of horrific pain being inflicted on loved ones. My rituals were a complex concoction of counting, checking, coughing and the mental repeating of phrases and images. Talking about OCD to others is not easy. People say things like, “Oh I’ve got a touch of the OCD too, I need to use a bit

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of tissue to open toilet doors”, then they change the subject. No one says, “I’ve got a touch of the cancer”. Then there’s the stigma of mental illness. It’s not like you’ve got a bad leg, the brain is the essence of who we are; it goes down to our very existence. My OCD came to a head in France. I had to hold my daughter at the same time as carrying out a ritual. My wife locked them in the car. I tried to get in. The traffic stopped, people came to help, the ambulance took me away; I tried to break free, they pinned me down and sedated me, after six days in a mental hospital they sent me home to carry on as normal. In a matter of days, I was back in hospital. It’s a lonely environment where all you can do is think; the perfect breeding ground for OCD. Soon I was in the intensive care unit. It was there that I began to turn my life around. My wife was crucial, she worked tirelessly to get me the help I needed - cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). The NHS were reluctant to provide it and seemed content to leave me in the hospital and supply medication. When I finally got the CBT, I threw myself into it. My brain had failed me, so I gave up on it and relied completely on the therapy. Every session involved doing things that made me feel something bad would happen to my daughter that day; I would go to bed each night worrying. The

next day I would phone my wife who would confirm that our daughter was fine. With each session, the stupidity of OCD was reinforced and, bit by bit, its hold on me wore off. By December 2007, I could return home in time for Christmas. Within four months of starting the CBT, I was free of my OCD. Since then, I have started my own business, which is doing very well, I have written and published ‘OCD & Me’, which tells my story, I do talks on OCD, act on stage, have appeared on TV shows, and now have two lovely daughters, for whom I will do anything. And I have remained - and will remain free of OCD. OCD information 08444 775774 Ben Gander and family

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The Heart of Relationships As a therapist, I have a particular interest in working with couples and the wide variety and complexity of relationship issues that they bring. Being in any partnership involves being in a state of change and adjustment, because we change, shift and develop all the time. A long-term relationship often magnifies and intensifies these states and sometimes it is helpful to have an outside perspective. There may be specific issues that need addressing, or a broader sense that behaviours and patterns are not allowing the relationship to grow. My aim in couples work is to facilitate honest, respectful communication between two individuals so that problems can be addressed, even if that means the conversation is challenging. If you are interested in working with me, or would like more information, call Pip Sweeney on 07825 372183 or visit


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Petersfield based author, Michael Arnold, has always been fascinated with the English Civil War and its connection with the local area. This inspired him to write the Civil War Chronicles, an acclaimed series of historical thrillers that see battle-scarred hero Captain Stryker,‘the Sharpe of the Civil War’, take on his oldest foe. Here we chat to him about the latest in the series, Hunter’s Rage

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How would you describe Hunter’s Rage in one sentence? An action-packed historical thriller, set during the turbulent years of the English Civil War. What inspired you to write Hunter’s Rage? Hunter’s Rage itself is the story of the Civil War in the south-west. When researching the location, I realised what an amazing (true) story it was, and knew immediately that I wanted people to know about it. The book, though, is the third in a series and the inspiration for the Civil War Chronicles which, as a whole, was far more local. Living in Petersfield, one is often confronted by names and places from the era. Langrish House Hotel, John Goodyer’s house in The Spain, the bullet riddled church at Alton, or the battlefield at Cheriton to name but a few. I just felt that the Civil War’s influence on this part of the country was too important to ignore. How long did the novel take to write? The books take about a year to complete. A month of research, perhaps eight months of writing, and the rest for editing. How did you become interested in history? I’ve always been interested in history. It was one of my favourite subjects at school and I’ve carried that enthusiasm with me into my writing. Would you ever like to write a modern day novel? Not really! Perhaps I will one day, but at the moment I’m only interested in telling stories from the past. 42

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How factual are your novels? The main plot lines in my novels are, of course, fictitious. Captain Stryker is a figment of my imagination so anything that happens to him is too. I don’t, however, deliberately change any of the historical facts. So dates, locations, military detail and the high-level political and religious aspects of the books are as close to reality as I can possibly get them. How do you start writing one of your novels? As I’m now writing the fourth instalment of a series, I already have the starting point (i.e. where the last book finished) so in that regard it’s easier for me than if I were writing a stand-alone novel. I do, however, have to decide where the characters will go and which ‘real’ events I want to describe. So I begin by looking at the date at which I want to set the book, then look through the real histories to see what was going on at the time. Once I’ve decided on the central theme (for instance, the fourth book will be based around the real-life Siege of Gloucester), I can then look to inventing some fictitious plot lines in order to get my characters in the right place at the right time. How important is the research for your novels? Hugely important, as the need for getting the major historical details correct is paramount. Obviously, I will always make the odd mistake but one hopes the majority of the background themes will be as accurate as possible.

When do you write your best material? Whenever my five year old son isn’t trying to ‘help’. He’s just started school, so the most productive time now is between 9am and 3pm! Can readers enjoy Hunter’s Rage without reading the entire series? Absolutely. As I’ve said, it’s the third in a series following the same group of characters, so the ideal scenario is to read them all in sequence. But I write each with the awareness that many readers will not come to the Civil War Chronicles at Book 1 (Traitor’s Blood) and have therefore made sure that each novel ‘stands up’ as a good read in its own right. How many books do you see in the series? I think the series will be at least ten or twelve books long, but there’s always scope to extend that if people keep reading! What advice would you give to someone considering writing a novel? Read a lot. The more fiction you read, the more you’ll get to understand how to structure a novel, how to pace the scenes and write dialogue. Once you are reasonably comfortable with those aspects, it is a matter of discipline. Sit down and write the story. Make time each day to get at least a couple of hundred words down and keep at it. Most of all, choose a subject you enjoy! If it doesn’t interest you, your writing will reflect that. Hunter’s Rage, RRP is £17.99 Issue 37 November / December 2012

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but spotting the difference can be! Employment Law: an ever changing landscape Businesses are busy enough in today’s economic climate without having to watch out for employment law changes. However, the nature of employment law is that it shifts with social policy and is constantly updated. Furthermore, employees are more aware of their rights. The Government has proposed yet more changes regarding the Employment Tribunal system and Compromise Agreements which are agreements that settle employment disputes with employees. There are also the legislative updates to keep an eye on, for example: • On 1st October 2012 the new employer pension duties commenced, being rolled out over 4 years • On 6th April 2012 we saw the introduction of the two year qualifying period for bringing a claim of unfair dismissal. • On 1st February 2012 the amount of compensation available for an unfair dismissal claim rose to £72,300. Added to this is the abundance of employment case law which can have an impact on the way businesses should treat their workers. Recent examples of this include the issue of long term sick leave and the accrual of holiday, and age discrimination. To help ensure your business keeps abreast of the latest employment law developments, and is protecting itself against potential litigation, we can carry out reviews of your employment documentation and procedures, arrange a fixed fee retainer for employment law advice and provide tailored training for your managers or HR personnel. We also provide seminars on recent updates on the law and we will be holding a free bitesize breakfast seminar on 19th November 2012 at the Festival Hall in Petersfield between 8.00 am and 9.30 am on the following topics: • Constructive Unfair Dismissal • Annual leave whilst on sick leave To register for a place, please visit our website We look forward to meeting you.

Please post your answers to us by 3rd January 2013 for your chance to win a box of chocolates! The first correct answer drawn from a hat will be the winner

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If you have any Employment matters you would like to discuss, please contact Linda Wilson or Simon Arneaud at our Petersfield office on 01730 268211.

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Investment Question Time There was a popular turnout for the fourth Cox Manning’s Investment Question time. Held at Petersfield’s Festival Hall, this year’s experts included Chris Piper, local agent for the Bank of England, Philip Carpenter of local stockbrokers Redmayne Bentley, Roger Sherliker of Hampshire based commercial property specialists Hughes Ellard and new face Liam Starley of Petersfield based IFA, Stiles & Company. The evening provided a useful resource, answering questions on a range of topics such as; property, bonds, pensions and sources of financial information’s reliability, all focused around the central theme of Investment Matters. Cox Manning, 01730 266816

Roger Sherliker of Hampshire based commercial property specialists Hughes Ellard, Chris Piper, local agent for the Bank of England, David Tipple, Cox Manning, Philip Carpenter of local stockbrokers Redmayne Bentley and Liam Starley of Petersfield based IFA, Stiles & Company.

Time for tea Durleighmarsh Farm Shop customers are thrilled that the long awaited tearoom at Durleighmarsh farm has finally opened. “Many loyal farm shop customers have been asking for a cafe on site for over twenty years!”, said Angela Henslow who runs the Tea barn with her son. The building enjoys beautiful views across the fields, which provide the fruit and vegetables used in the menu. Durleighmarsh farm, near Rogate, has belonged to the Henslow family since

The Tea Barn

1955 and has adapted and changed over the years from traditional mixed farming to specialising in asparagus production. In addition to the farm shop and PYO, the farm now hosts several businesses on site including; fabrics and furnishings, dress design (both run by family members), ceramics, flowers, a gym and a beauty studio. The new Tea Barn allows visitors to linger and enjoy everything on offer. Having undertaken voluntary service overseas many years ago, and worked on the family farm for over 30 years, Angela is committed to fair-trade for farmers both abroad and at home. “We source our ingredients locally wherever possible including milk, juices, and free range sausages and bacon. Our speciality coffees and loose leaf teas are all ethically traded. Whether you want just a cup of coffee and cake or a little more, we invite you to relax and enjoy real home cooking on our beautiful farm” The Tea Barn, 01730 818286

45 years of design Gordon Clue, of Clulite, is celebrating his 70th birthday and 45 years of designing and manufacturing torches for the British industry. Gordon founded Clulite in 1971 when he recognised a gap in the market for a powerful, electric rechargeable, hand held search and work lamp. Gordon Clue This first torch was manufactured from 18-gauge aluminium which had a tough non corrosive plastic route. Within a short period of time small batches of 20 were increased to 200 resulting in the need for Gordon and his wife, Cynthia, to relocate to larger premises. Over the years Gordon’s perseverance and devotion to his brand earned him much respect within his workplace and industry. As technology advanced modifications have been made to the Clulite torches but the basic principles, to produce a quality torch which was reliable and built to last, have remained. Gordon’s eye for current market trends has also enabled the company to diversify into other markets with products such as the Lazerlite, designed for hunters and gamekeepers. This was the first one million candle power lamp of its kind and still one of ‘Clulite’s top ten sellers today.

Here comes the new wedding shop New boutique, Elegance and Grace have just opened in Pages Court, Petersfield. Shop owner, Michele Wheeler, hopes to use her experience as a wedding planner to provide a personalised customer service. “We pride ourselves on providing the complete wedding, prom and evening wear experience from arriving at our boutique until your special day. We understand the importance of helping to keep your stress level to a minimum and your expectations to the maximum whilst offering a truly personal and memorable experience. We look forward to seeing you”. In addition to a beautiful range of wedding dresses, including British Bridal 44

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designer 2012, Ritva Westenius, Elegance and Grace will stock bridesmaids, prom and evening wear outfits as well as accessories As well as opening the store, Michele has been busy organizing a unique competition for young fashion designers from the University of Portsmouth to design a wedding collection in a bid to nurture fresh talent in the area. Working with the University of Portsmouth, Michele will offer one student the chance to win £200 and work experience in her shop. Elegance and Grace, 07787 526 305

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Gander Tax Services Limited’s first seminar is a success Gander Tax Services Limited held their first seminar at Old Thorns Manor Hotel, Liphook. ‘The Tax Life of a Business and Beyond’ seminar was attended by individual business owners, accountancy firms and solicitors who gave excellent feedback and who the firm look forward to working with in the future. The tax advisory and compliance company run by husband and wife team Ben and Nicky Gander, has been up and running for a year and is going from strength to strength. If you are interested in attending future seminars or have any tax queries please call 01730 711271 or email

Ben Gander speaking at the seminar ‘The Tax Life of a Business and Beyond’

Cut above the rest The Review Salon Group has been named as the best small employer in the South Central region – for its outstanding commitment to training. The company – that has salons in Waterlooville, Petersfield and Southsea – has won its category in the regional final of the National Training Awards 2012, sponsored by City & Guilds. At a high profile awards ceremony Review owners Paul Hawes and Elaine Armitage, beat two other regional finalists to be presented with the award by Lord Sugar’s 2008 Apprentice winner Lee McQueen A delighted Paul said: “It’s a great honour to achieve this prestigious regional award that recognises training from outside our own industry. Elaine and I and all our team are truly dedicated to our in-house training programme and this success is a testament to that commitment.”

5 years on and still going strong! The Italian restaurant, La Piazzetta is celebrating five years of serving mouthwatering Italian cuisine in Petersfield. Family run La Piazzetta “Right from the start, decided not to only cook heartwarming dishes, with the finest ingredients imported from Italy, but also to mainly source all the fresh produce locally. This has become quite a tradition at La Piazzetta Petersfield and local produce delivered daily still creates excitement for our chefs.’’

The extensive wine list provides you with a glimpse into the wealth of different grapes and wine regions in Italy. As well as launching their exciting new website www.italian-restaurant-petersfield., La Piazzetta’s fifth year will also see the introduction of their new Christmas Hampers. “Our Christmas hampers work perfectly as a unique gift alternative for your colleagues, family and friends!” La Piazzetta, 01730 260006

Dr John Chudley, the Divisional Apprenticeship Director for Southern National Apprenticeship Service, Review owners Paul Hawes and Elaine Armitage with Lord Sugar’s 2008 Apprentice winner Lee McQueen

Martin & Co comes to Petersfield Letting Agents, Martin & Co has opened in Petersfield. Business owner Stephen Ward will run the new branch. Stephen aims to become the best letting agent in Petersfield through excellent customer service for both landlords and tenants alike. The basis of the service will be to treat customers as individuals, understanding that every landlord and tenant will have different needs. “Whether it is portfolio landlords looking for a maximum return on their investment or ensuring the right tenant is found for a much loved home we will offer a flexible service that offers exceptional value and suits the customer.” Martin & Co, 01730 859014 46

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Quality carers are arguably the most important aspect of any good care home and, as our population ages, thecare role has never been in more demand. Despite this, many of us don’t actually know that much about carers. Here, we find out more about this essential role and talk to two of Petersfield’s carers about what drew them to a career in care

in care Ilka Buttery

Elizabeth Edwards

What inspired you to become a carer? Seeing my grandparents in a care home with unhappy staff who didn’t look like they wanted to be at work.

What inspired you to become a carer? I am good with people and liked the thought of being out and about all day meeting lots of different people. Also the thought of helping others stay in their own home gave me a lot of enthusiasm because of people I have known in the same circumstances.

Carer at The Downs House

What is the best thing about being a carer? Seeing our residents at their best makes the job worthwhile.

Ilka Buttery, Carer at The Downs House

What advice would you give to a friend or relative dealing with someone going into a care home? Look for a clean home, with friendly staff and happy residents. The Downs House, 01730 261 474

Elizabeth Edwards

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What is the best thing about being a carer? The sense of satisfaction everyday of making even a small difference to our clients is very rewarding. Also being part of a company that really values it clients and being part of a team who all feel the same about what we do. Advice to someone that needs care or family member? I would suggest anyone looking for support to talk though your needs and concerns with the Care Manager. Also talk to others you might already know receiving care. I know we often carry out free assessments which help potential clients and family’s talk through their needs and concerns. Clients and families should check with their local Adult Services Department or the Care Quality Commissions (CQC) website to ensure a care agency is registered and recommended. Lillyfields Care, 01730 233 500

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Advertisers in this issue AC Nannydrew Ltd ..................................Page 39 Alphagraphics........................................... Page 47 Ampella .......................................................Page 45 Antrobus .....................................................Page 45 Archway Vets............................................. Page 34 Armorica...................................................... Page 25 Arthur Bonnet............................................. Page15 B & C Coachworks................................... Page 47 Barons BMW.................................................Page 5 Barter Durgan & Muir...........................Page 45 Bartlett Tree Services .............................Page 39 Beechcroft Developments ......................Page 7 Bluebird Care................................................Page 3 Britannia Reeves ...................................... Page 47 Churcher’s College .........................................OBC Cox Manning............................................. Page 43 Downs House............................................Page 48 Duncan Eves ..............................................Page 30 Durleighmarsh Farm.............................. Page 25 Elstead Lighting .......................................Page 29 Grayshott Pottery.....................................Page 21 Headley House Hotel..............................Page 21 Hengelo ........................................................Page 13 Hidden Retreat ..........................................Page 41 Ideal Kit........................................................ Page 32 Jakes Toy’s ...................................................Page 30 Jaroslav Ceramics ....................................Page 45 John Jenkins................................................Page 13

Lemon Grass..............................................Page 24 Lillyfields Care...........................................Page 48 Liphook Bakery..........................................Page 29 MacDonald Oates .........................Page 33 & 43 Martin & Co................................................Page 15 Meon Face .................................................. Page 19 Meon Therapy............................................Page 41 Messages PR...............................................Page 18 Mooka ...........................................................Page 31 Morgan-Owen & Coates ...........Page 29 & 30 Peter Symonds College.......................... Page 32 Petersfield Garage Services...... Page 26 & 27 Rainbows ..................................................... Page 31 Review...........................................................Page 41 Richard C Arnold ...............................................IBC Rural Crafts Association.........................Page 21 Salon Sixteen ............................................Page 30 Selborne Arms .......................................... Page 35 Snug Interiors ................................................... IFC St Oswalds...................................................Page 41 Stansted Park .................................. Page 25 &27 Sweeney Plod .............................................Page 31 Taro Centre.................................................Page 49 The Queens Selborne............................ Page 35 The Tea Barn .............................................. Page 25 Transform Landscapes ..........................Page 39 Trevor Towner..............................................Page 11 Wild Damson ............................................ Page 34

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Issue 37 November / December 2012

Richard C Arnold Optometrists & Contact Lens Practitioners Est 1890.

Gift Ideas with Vision

Sports Eyewear With the skiing season on its way, now is a great time to get the latest designs in prescription and non-prescription goggles and sunglasses. Whether it’s skiing, cycling, golf, tennis, or any sport, then the right choice in eyewear can make the difference with your visual clarity and safety.

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