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I have been chatting with friends recently and quite a few are working on home repairs in preparing for the summer. We have a home maintenance focused issue this month, as we gathered a few of our local experts with their advice to make your home even better. Our Expert’s Say section is with Crystal Clear in making the most out of your doors and windows on page 24. If you have drippy taps, Bristol Boiler Company can help you fix that with the SureStop switch on page 22 and for all kitchen solutions, Kitchens by Design can make your dream kitchen come true on page 27. We are chatting to a local mum in Bristol who started her group exercise classes for new mums on page 4. We have a new restaurant review on page 18 this month and now that the summer weather has just about arrived, we have a brilliant barbeque recipe on page 30 from Molesworths of Heanleaze for you to try out. Enjoy! Emily, Editor

Contents Chat Over a Cuppa

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Around Town

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New Books Restaurant Review

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Can You Turn Your Water Off In An Emergency?

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Expert’s Say

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Dreawing of a Dream Kitchen

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Recipe of the Month

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Chat over a cuppa

Laura from Mama on the mo

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This month, we are chatting to Laura Gibb, the local mum behind Mama on the Move exercise classes. Laura is a qualified fitness instructor and runs both postnatal exercise classes, as well as exercise classes for mums with older children, at Portico Play in St Andrew’s, and Canford Park, Westbury on Trym. Catching up with Laura over a cuppa, Laura tells us about her Mama on the Move classes and her personal experiences of being a local mum in Bristol.

Hi Laura, tell me a bit about yourself

I’ve lived in Bristol for 6 years now, after relocating with my husband from London. We finally got on the property ladder 2 years ago and renovated a house in Horfield which was hard work especially as we had a 2 year old and a baby! My daughters are now 4 and 2 years old. I have always been passionate about sport and exercise; I have played sport from an early age and went on to study it at University. I have built a career in sports development and events and alongside that been personally engaged in all things fitness – I love a fitness challenge! I became a qualified fitness instructor just before I started my family as I was aware that it was something that would work around having children. It was a sensible move as I was made

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redundant from my job as a Competition Manager (I managed sports events for school children across Wiltshire) shortly after the birth of my first daughter. As well as being a full time mum I now teach 6 weekly spin/group cycling classes a week at Horfield and Easton leisure centres and I love it. I get to exercise and motivate others and I get paid to do it! After a day spent instructing my children who usually do the complete opposition it is a revelation to give instructions to 20-30 adults who all do exactly what you say!!

tell me about Mama on the Move.

Mama on the Move came about from my passion for exercising throughout pregnancy and after the baby is born. When I was pregnant with my first daughter I was keen to continue my usual exercise routine as long as possible but was unsure what I should/shouldn’t be doing. I found a real lack of knowledge of exercising whilst pregnant aside from the usual recommendations of swimming and pregnancy yoga which lead to me becoming qualified in pre and postnatal adaptations to exercise. I was desperate to learn more about the pregnant body and exercise, and also the implications on starting an exercise programme after the birth. The course was run by Alison Merry who is a former midwife and now a personal trainer and expert in the field (who better qualified to advise expectant mothers in exercise?!). The benefits to mother AND baby are huge and with the right support and guidance you can continue exercising safely for as long as you feel comfortable.

When and where do you run your classes? Currently I am running the following classes:

* Monday morning, 11am-12pm Postnatal Outdoor Fitness Canford Park, Westbury on Trym. * Thursday morning, 9.15am10.15am Outdoor Fitness (no babies for this one) St Andrews Park, Bishopston. * Thursday morning 10.45am11.45am Indoor Postnatal Fitness, Portico Play, Gloucester Road (room above Portico). Portico has a great cafĂŠ downstairs and there is a baby room if mums want to stick around afterwards and grab a coffee/cuppa/lunch and socialise. I am available to provide bespoke training packages for groups of new mumss/NCT groups if the above times and venues do not suit. Please call me for more details.

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What activities does a typical class offer?

Postnatal exercise classes are a mix of cardio and core toning and strengthening exercises. The body has had a huge strain put on it through 9 months of pregnancy, not to mention giving birth, so it is important to start off gently and safely. Class participants should have had their 6 week postnatal check from their doctors if they had a straightforward vaginal delivery and those who had a c section need to wait for 10 weeks post birth. Classes are generally in a circuit type format, and we will sometimes use resistance bands and small weights. They are designed for all fitness levels and we will concentrate on strengthening core exercises that have been weakened through pregnancy and childbirth. I can advise women on how to check to see if their stomach muscles have come back together if this hasn’t been done through their doctor at the postnatal check. The importance of pelvic floor exercises will be encouraged as well! Women attending my postnatal classes have seen results fast and commented on improvements in muscle tone and strength as well as losing their baby weight and getting back in their pre pregnancy clothes. The outdoor fitness class at St Andrews Park is for women who have older children either at school, preschool or nursery. They can come along after dropping the children off and enjoy a fun workout with other mums. I know how hard it is to fit time in for yourself when you are a mum however it is so important to spend time exercising as it is as good for your mental well being as it is for your body. All fitness levels welcome and we will concentrate on burning maximum calories through cardio activities and again focusing on strengthening that core to pull the tummy in and improve posture. All muscle groups will be targeted, legs, bums, tums and upper body.

What or who inspired you to set up Mama on the Move?

The inspiration came from personal experience. I was keen to continue exercising in pregnancy and wanted to have the knowledge to be able to do it safely. Postnatally I found being able to exercise as essential... not just for my body but for my mind! It really is an excellent stress buster and as anyone with a baby/young children know it is an incredibly full on and demanding job. Going for a run, doing an exercise class Call us on 07833208953 to advertise

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allows me to let off steam, have some time out for myself and get the endorphins pumping round. Ultimately, it makes me feel better and although I know full well how exhausting the demands of babies and children are, exercising will make you feel LESS tired and give you more energy to cope( although sometime it may not feel like it at the time!). Having a baby can sometimes be a bit isolating so doing an exercise class allows you to meet other mums and helps beat the baby blues that can sometimes creep up. All this I know from personal experience which I believe puts me in the perfect position to run classes such as these – I have been there!

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I also suffered from a difficult birth with my first daughter and the recovery was long.... being able to exercise SAFELY and not over doing it too soon is crucial for a proper recovery from birth. Pelvic floor muscles need to be strengthened before women are off running or doing high impact activities. I believe a lot of damage can be done from women starting inappropriate exercise classes too soon after giving birth and this was another reason I was keen to start mama on the move. My classes are not just about losing the baby weight, although this will happen gradually and healthily making it easier to keep the weight off. It is fundamentally about safely and slowly recovering from the pregnancy and birth and gently strengthening your muscles.

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What are your personal experiences of being a mum in Bristol?

All good, I love it here. I was amazed how at home I immediately felt when we first moved here. It’s very family oriented so that helps as you certainly don’t feel isolated being a mum around here.

Are there any activities locally that your children particularly enjoy?

Being a fitness instructor and passionate about physical activity it may come as no surprise that we love the most active classes. Particularly we love Jack in the Box gymnastics in Henleaze, Hawks Gymnastics is also brilliant, and we are fans of Little Badgers Forest School in Leigh Woods. We are members of the Zoo and @ Bristol and the Bristol Museum are great for rainy days. We also like heading to Horfield Sports Centre for swimming, soft play and Trampolining, St Andrews Park, Portico Play, Rimando’s, and Fresh Ground Cafe . My girls have boundless energy (they wear me out more than the fitness classes that I run) so I’m constantly looking for ways to tire them out.

In your opinion, what are the advantages/ disadvantages of raising children in this part of Bristol?

The benefits of living in Bristol are huge, we previously lived in London and loved it but knew it wasn’t the right place for us to bring up a family. Bristol, particularly Bishopston/Horfield is the perfect place for us, a bustling place geared up for families with young children. I’ve never seen so many mums! We are never at a loss for things to do and places to visit, I have made lifelong friends with other like minded mums and we also have some fabulous country side on our doorstep. However, I grew up by the sea in Devon and sometimes I do miss that, but we are lucky that my parents still live there for us all to visit for holidays. Another disadvantage is the secondary school situation…. That worries me as much as it does for every other mum around here it seems!

How do you juggle running your classes and being a mum?

I’m not going to lie, it’s tough being a full time mum and then dashing out most evenings and at weekends to teach spin classes or to prepare postnatal exercise classes

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for the following day. However, it is a genuine passion of mine and as I quickly learnt after becoming a mum it’s all a juggling act! Although we don’t have any family living nearby to help out, I do have some particularly amazing friends who help with childcare – I am so grateful to them! It’s great that I can work my classes around looking after my children, and once my eldest starts school and youngest is in pre school I will have a lot more time to grow the business and run more classes. I want to start pregnancy exercise classes and I’m also starting to train as a Pilates Instructor as I would love to do Pre and Postnatal Pilates classes… If you are interested in finding out more about Laura’s Mama on the Move classes, her phone number is 07792574057. Laura also has a Mama on the Move Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/pages/Mama-On-The-Move/221666001336537 ) where you can keep up to date with her classes.

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Around town Redland May Fair

Monday, 5th May 2014, Redland Green An annual popular, free, local event held at Redland Green, on the first May Bank Holiday from 1pm. With around 120 stalls selling plants, clothes, toys, jewellery, books, bric-a-brac and much more. It brings together thousands of fair goers. For more information, please visit www.rcas.org.uk/redlandfair

BS9 Arts Trail

Saturday & Sunday, 10th – 11th May 2014 Stoke Bishop, Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze A free event featuring the artworks of 74 local artists. You can view their work and learn about the processes involved in producing the art that you see. Arts Trail brochures are available from April with maps of the trail and other information to make your trail experience an enjoyable one. For more information, please visit www. bs9arts.co.uk

Open Day at The Clifton Rocks Railway 27th April – 18th May 2014, Clifton Rocks Railway You will be escorted around the top station and hear the story of how this Victorian funicular Railway was converted for use during the War. There will be artefacts of both eras on display, a free bus from the Harbourside bus rally and a photographic display in the Avon Gorge Hotel. For more details, please go to www. cliftonrocksrailway.org.uk or contact 0117 962 0223

Vegfest Bristol 2014

Friday to Sunday, 23rd – 25th May 2014, Bristol Amphitheatre An annual unique hybrid of vegan food and music festival. The 3-day event runs at the Bristol Amphitheatre with performances, activities, stalls and live music all day; For more information, please visit www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk If you have any events that you want to feature in our magazine, please send us an email with the event details at LivingPlusUK@gmail.com

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Redland - Guide Price £865,000

Period 7 bedroom semi-detached family home with delightful gardens, garden studio and garage, situated in a desirable sought after Woodstock Road within Redland Green APR. Two reception rooms, office/hobbies room, kitchen, utility and bathroom. Four bedrooms on the first floor, family bathroom and three further bedroom on the top floor.

Redland - Guide Price £499,950

This is a newly totally refurbished and beautifully finished 1930’s 4 bedroom semi-detached family house. The property is in a very favourable location close to Redland Green School.There is also an excellent range of shops and amenities just around the corner in Coldharbour Road and just a little further the popular Waitrose super market and Henleaze High Street.

Clifton - £399,000

A superb 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex penthouse apartment with balcony, terrace, secure car parking and far reaching views. The lower floor mainly comprises entrance hall, 3 double bedrooms (one en suite) and bathroom. Upper floor is an open plan kitchen living area with floor to ceiling glass doors opening onto a large terrace and smaller balcony.

Redland - Guide- £600,000 Price £600,000 Redland

A lovely welcoming mid terrace family home in central Redland offering scope for some refurbishment to the incoming owners requirements. Potential for self-contained flat on the lower floor or extensive family kitchen area.Two reception rooms (one currently a lovely farmhouse style kitchen) and utility/bathroom on the hall floor. 5 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.

Westbury Park - Guide Price £430,000

An attractive three bedroom Victorian terraced house conveniently situated in a popular location within a minutes’ walk of Durdham Downs. The house is presented in a tasteful style with arguably the most attractive feature of the house is the open plan kitchen/dining/family area which opens onto the rear courtyard garden.

Clifton - £225,000

A lovely spacious one bedroom hall floor flat with direct access onto its own garden area and the extensive private gardens of Bellevue Terrace. Lovely high ceilings and large sash windows with views towards Cabot Tower. Separate kitchen with door to gardens , bathroom. Early viewing advised.


Clifton TO LET £875 pcm + fee

A two bedroom top floor apartment with great views, just off Whiteladies Road. Bright and airy and available part furnished.

It has been a very busy spring. The buoyant and competitive market has taken us all a little by surprise. With Sales moving fast, we have seen a related slowdown in Residential Lettings in the last few weeks. These things as always have checks and balances and it remains to be seen how the Bristol market will change again as we move into early summer.

Clifton TO LET £775 pcm + fee

A one bedroom second floor flat in the heart of Clifton. Close to both the Village and the Traingle. Offered furnished from May 10th.

It is good to see the sunshine. A winter of rain means the gardens of Redland, Clifton and Cotham look extraordinary. Now is the perfect time to consider a sale or even letting your property. If you would like a no obligation appointment with one of our experts to discuss any property issue, we would be delighted to help. Call the Clifton Team on 0117 923 8238 or 0117 946 6588 Howard Davis MD

Sneyd Park TO LET £895 pcm + fee

A delightful two bedroom, second floor flat close to the Downs. Plenty of storage space, allocated parking, private entrance.

Redland

TO LET £900 pcm + fee

A spacious split level apartment in a desirable area close to the Downs. Two bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen. Furnished and available from 9th May.


Clifton FOR SALE

£175,000

A ground floor retirement apartment just off Whiteladies Road. Two double bedrooms, lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom. This property enjoys communal gardens and a Residents Sitting room.

Redland FOR SALE

350,000

A stunning hall floor apartment in an elegant semi-detached Victorian villa with a wealth of period features. Two double bedrooms, two reception rooms, south west facing garden and parking.

Sneyd Park FOR SALE £695,000

A lovely detached property in a great location with four bedrooms, generous living accommodation, attractive gardens and parking. This home is close to the Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve.Nature Reserve.

Redland FOR SALE

£299,950

Redland FOR SALE

£425,000

A two double bedroom first floor flat in an enviable Redland location. Sitting room, kitchen, bathroom with garage to rear of property.

A unique and stylishly presented modern house tucked away in a quiet corner of Redland with three bedrooms and extensive living space. Private courtyard and option to acquire garage.

Clifton FOR SALE

£550,000

A four storey architect designed home in Clifton, very close to the Downs. Three bedroom end of terrace with parking and courtyards to front and rear.

177 Whiteladies Road, Clifton BS8 2RY

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Tequila Mockingbird

Tim Federle, Hardback RRP £9.99 2013 Goodreads Choice Award in the category of Food & Cookbooks Congrats. You fought through War and Peace, burned through Fahrenheit 451, and sailed through Moby-Dick. All right, you nearly drowned in Moby-Dick, but you made it to shore-and you deserve a drink! A fun gift for barflies and a terrific treat for book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed. Featuring 65 delicious drink recipes--paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels-the book also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Even if you don’t have a B.A. in English, tonight you’re gonna drink like you do. Drinks include: The Pitcher of Dorian Grey Goose The Last of the Mojitos Love in the Time of Kahlua Romeo and Julep A Rum of One’s Own Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita Vermouth the Bell Tolls and more!

365 Guide New York City: Drink. Eat. Save Monica DiNatale, Paperback, RRP £14.99

You’re in New York City. You’re hungry. You’re thirsty. You don’t want to spend a fortune. Now what? Drink. Eat. Save. Every Day of the Year with 365 Guide. The most comprehensive guide to the best restaurant and bar deals anywhere in the city! Compiled by New York Food Host and Deals Expert, Monica DiNatale, you get the inside scoop on where to go at a fraction of the price. Inside 365 Guide there is a deal a day for every day of the year! This is the only New York City guide that tells you where you can find: free, yes, FREE food specials throughout the city, $2-$3 drinks any day of the week, the best happy hours where you can nosh to your stomach’s content and more deals than any other guide on the planet! From five-star restaurants to the best dive bars, Monica DiNatale is your savings guru. Whether you live here, hope to live here, or are visiting, if you want to know all about New York City’s restaurants and bars-at a discount-then 365 Guide is the book for you!

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Rubber Band Loom Crafts: Easy Jewelry & More for Girls & Guys! Leisure Arts , Paperback RRP £3.99

This title is suitable for children aged 6 and over. Rubber band jewellery is taking the world by storm! Everybody wants the colourful bracelets, necklaces and rings that are so much fun to create on looms with rows of plastic pins. Whether it’s called Rainbow Loom[registered], Wonder Loom, FunLoom, Cra-Z-Loom, or other names, the looms and their supplies create a shopping frenzy each time a new shipment arrives at stores. Rubber Band Loom Crafts includes full instructions and charts for placing and looping the bands on the loom pins for eight bracelet patterns: Single, Triple Single, Fishtail, Diamond, Double Rhombus, Butterfly Blossoms, Chain Mail, and Zippy Chain. Tips are given throughout for alternate colour combinations and projects such as rings, necklaces, barrettes and headbands.

New Books England in the World Cup

Tony Matthews, Robson Bryan RRP £15.99 In 1946, England rejoined FIFA and Stanley Rous, secretary of the Football Association, persuaded the FA to appoint Walter Winterbottom as the FA’s first Director of Coaching, and the first England team manager. Over the next four years, before the 1950 World Cup in Brazil, Winterbottom assembled the first squad to compete for the Jules Rimet Trophy. The England national football team is now one of the oldest in the world. They have competed in the FIFA World Cup thirteen times since 1950, won the cup once in 1966, and reached the semi-finals in 1990. Football historian and statistician Tony Matthews explores each of England’s World Cup appearances, from Brazil 1950 to Brazil 2014, giving detailed match reports and stats along with a historical narrative to set each tournament in its context. This is essential reading for any fan of the beautiful game.

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RESTAURANT review As dedicated worshipper of Indian food, I would normally make a weekly weekday visit to a curry house to ensure I can enjoy my curry in peace. I do this to be able to enjoy the serious hot spicy favours, free from the potential large and rowdy dinner party groups surrounding you. Choosing this weekly dinner timeslot has worked quite well for me over the years and I have managed to enjoy many fine Indian dinners. It also more reassuring to have a bit more privacy when I tackle my favourite Vindaloo and Phall dishes as when I might be streaming tears of joy from the enjoyment of such a fiery experience. For the past few years in my daily commute to work, I would pass the Raj Bari in Hotwells and I had subsequently become quite curious to try it at some point. It was not until last month I visited this much anticipated restaurant. The staffs are very polite and keen to tend to your needs. This was especially the case when I ordered a glass of cola and when it arrived; it was incredibly flat and depleted of any fizz. Upon informing our waiter, he was happy to replace it with another glass but when the second glass came, it was also flat. Our kind and resourceful waiter then offered a small bottle of diet cola as a substitute drink and was free of charge. For our starters, we ordered a Sheek Kabab (£3.95) which was spiced minced lamb grilled in the tandoori oven. We also had a Chicken Tandoori (£3.95) and an Onion Bhaji (£3.95) all of which were all quite well cooked and not too overcooked or oily. In terms of taste and presentation, they

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were as good as you would expect from a good standard restaurant, but since these menu item are so popular anyway, I have found that it is not so easy to find a more spectacular variety. For main courses, we ordered a few curries of different strengths with the the medium hot Paneer Chicken Tikka Bhuna (£8.45) cooked with cottage cheese in a thick sauce as our mildest pick. The rich and spicy character of this dish was well balanced and very delicious. Moving up in strength, we had a Lamb Madras (£6.95), which was supposed to be fairly hot but was not a huge difference from the medium hot variety. At the top end of the spice scale, we had a Chicken Vindaloo (£6.95) which was again not as hot as it can be and tasted a little sour from its tomato base. Both curries were above average and of good quality which would surely impress those who want to challenge themselves on the next level of chilli tolerance. However for those who are familiar with very hot and spicy dishes, both dishes fail to reach the fine balance of flavour and hot sensation. The Vegetable Biryani (£8.95) was generously portioned and full of flavour with a delicate aroma. Over the years, I have visited a large number of Indian restaurants and I believe there are three main categories which they all fall in. The overwhelming majority of Indian restaurants tend

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to fall into the category of specialising English tastes. As such, milder and smoother spiced dishes are usually done to a good standard. However when you go for the hotter dishes, sometimes there is a tendency to find there is hardly any difference in dishes between the medium hot and very hot sections. Over the years since I had my first curry, I had progressively graduated and moved on from mild to hot dishes. Now that I am able to sample the full spectrum, anything that is short of a punch of spice seems bland by comparison. In this majority of English Indian restaurants, there are some who are very good on delivering a good quality curry that anyone can enjoy. Raj Bari is a good example of this with attentive service to impress. If you are an occasional visitor of Indian restaurants, this is a good restaurant to visit and might even ignite a fuse in you to become a regular curry eater. The remaining Indian restaurants fall into two smaller minority groups. There is a group that should be avoided at all costs for their achievement of zero stars in food hygiene. However, there are some restaurants which are quite spectacular in offering amazingly authentic dishes with spice blends and flavours to enlighten your entire sense of taste, but that will not be revealed until my next curry review.

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Can You Turn Your Water Off

In An Emergency?

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Expert’s Say

with the doors, windows and conservatories specialist Crystal Clear We talk to James Mizen, Managing Director of Bristol-based doors, windows and conservatories specialist Crystal Clear, about the latest secondary glazing options for doors and windows.

Question 1: I love my original timber box sash windows, but their draughty and let the heat out. Do I have to replace the whole window to solve these problems? While traditional timber sash windows look elegant, they tend to be draughty and prone to leaks. Unfortunately their singleglazed panes of glass let the cold in and the heat out, thus making your home less energy-efficient and more costly to heat. Secondary glazing is a cost-effective method of thermal insulation and sound-proofing original windows, with a discreet finish and the added benefits of increased security and condensation control. It’s not subject to Conservation Area restrictions and is generally approved for Listed Buildings and can be manufactured with curved and arched heads to match your existing windows. It’s suitable for all types of primary windows and doors and available in a wide range of finishes and styles to suit every type and age of home, so you can rest assured that secondary glazing will maintain the look of your original windows while making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.

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Question 2: I’d like to make my home more energy-efficient but don’t have a large budget. What can I do quickly and cost-effectively to reduce my heating bills? You could consider secondary glazing, which is one of the most cost-effective solutions for increasing the energy-efficiency of your home. Through the energy it saves, you’ll enjoy reduced heating bills and a more comfortable home, as well as less noise and improved security. Our secondary glazing specialist can help you decide on best style for you, based on your budget and home, and will show you examples of the wide range of types and finishes available. The energy-efficiency of secondary glazing can be further increased, by specifying low ‘E’ heat-reflective glass. Crystal Clear is a member of the Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme and the Glass and Glazing Federation and registered with FENSA. To find out more about quality doors, windows and conservatories, you can contact James at Crystal Clear on 0117 971 7880 or email to info@crystalclearbristol.co.uk. Friendly family man No job to big or small!

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RECIPE of the month Yoghurty spatchcocked free range chicken for the BBQ or oven

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Even though you have to be careful about controlling the temperature, cooking a whole chicken on the grill is less trouble than fiddling with lots of drumsticks. This really needs to be done on a relatively low barbecue, to avoid burnt-on-the-outsidebut-raw-in-the-middle syndrome. If you are not sure how to spatchcock a bird, ask Molesworths of Henleaze to do it for you.

Ingredients (Serves 6)

1 spatchcocked free-range chicken (about 1.8kg) Salt For the marinade 8 tbsp whole milk yoghurt 2 garlic cloves, crushed Juice of ½ lemon 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander ½ tsp chilli flakes ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Method

1. Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade. Put the chicken in a non-reactive bowl and pour on the marinade. 2. Turn the chicken over with your hands, making sure the marinade gets into every nook and cranny, cover, refrigerate and leave to marinate for at least two hours. Make sure it is at room temperature before grilling. Sprinkle with salt. 3. Place the bird breast side up towards the edge of the grill where it’s slightly cooler, and cook for 20-25 minutes, then turn over and cook for a further 15-20 minutes, spraying from time to time with a little water if it’s browning too fast. 4. Angle the lid down, if your barbecue has one, or simply use an upturned roasting tin, to reflect the heat back down and semi-roast your barbecuing chicken. 5. The bird is done when the juices run clear when pierced between the thigh and breast bone (or when it reads 80C on a meat thermometer).

6. Remove from the heat and leave to rest for 10-15 minutes before carving. Recipe provided by Molesworths of Henleaze Henleaze Rd, Bristol BS9 4JP Telephone: 0117 962 8488

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