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May 2021 Issue 102

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Hello Readers, Welcome to the May issue! This month (fingers crossed) we reach another green light along the governments road map as we welcome the opening of indoor hospitality venues, cinemas, children’s indoor play centres, spas and hotels as well as being allowed to socialise with loved ones inside our homes once again. Lets all do our bit to support our local businesses whilst respecting and adhering to the guidelines that are still in place.

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I also received news that many of our much loved local events have had the green light to take place this year including Thame Town Music Festival, Towersey Fringe, the Midsomer Tours and the Food Festival! Turn to page 14/17 for more information about these and other events.

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And for lovers of the great outdoors, in particular our stunning local countryside, you’ll be thrilled to hear that the Chilterns Walking Festival is back from 22nd May, with a packed programme of over 80 walks and outdoor events, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. The walks are designed to help people explore the landscape, villages, nature and heritage of the Chilterns. So whether you’re interested in sampling local drinks and produce, finding out about the history of the Chilterns heritage, or trying out a new activity or experience with your family, there is something for everyone at the Chilterns Walking Festival. Most are free of charge, though some require a small fee which is clearly shown, and details can be found on the website: www.visitchilterns.co.uk/walkingfest, where you are able to pre-book. This issue also features articles from our regular contributors as well as a great selection of adverts from businesses across our community. As always, stay safe, respect the rules and lets all support local...

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Creating a Staycation Spot... After a year of lockdown and restrictions many of us are yearning for that unique sense of complete relaxation and peace only a holiday can bring. But with the upcoming months still unknown it may be time to make the most of summer by turning your outside space in to a staycation spot – a seductive space where you can escape and de-stress. Below are some tips on how to apply those all important holiday essentials – relaxation, entertainment and earthly elements – to your garden. Tidy-Up Start with a clean-up. Power-wash the patio, clean out the shed and get rid of moss and weeds. Cleaning will make the space more useable, welcoming and relaxing. And keeping the features low maintenance means less time stressing, and more time enjoying your garden. Include perennial plants that will return each year and quality stone surfaces that won’t require regular repair, like a slate or granite patio, which both come in a variety of textures and colour finishes.

Create Zones Like your home, create zones. An outdoor cooking zone complete with a natural stone work surface and BBQ or pizza oven, then a zone for dining and a comfy lounging zone. Invest in good quality outdoor furniture in a style that you love and want to use every summer day. Use outdoor rugs and vibrant cushions to create a cosy lounge space. Use bright plants, colourful pots and a brightly painted wall or fence to add movement and that sense of fun you feel on holiday. Having the open sky above gives you space to you use bold and bright designs. Also include a weatherproof speaker system to enjoy music outside and create a space for activities and games – croquet, bat and ball or boules. Moving about releases happy hormones.

Earthy Elements – Fire and Water A holiday’s not complete without fire or water. They draw people in and allow us to escape. A natural stone fire pit means you can use your garden for longer and encourages everyone to gather round and enjoy the outside. A water feature or pond encourages nature to the garden and creates a sense of calm.

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NEWS & EVENTS

in our region

After a year in which very few Midsomer Tours took place, thanks to coronavirus restrictions, the popular Midsomer Tours of Thame are back..! Starting outside the Town Hall at 2 pm, these tours will continue each Wednesday until 27th October. The tours are led by a team of seven knowledgeable guides (all volunteers) who are enthusiastic experts, not only on Midsomer Murders locations, the different episodes, the actors, the bizarre methods of murder and much more, but on local history too.

The guides will escort you round the 23 Midsomer filming locations in Thame, tell you about each location – including Thame Town Hall (aka Causton Town Hall), the Spread Eagle and Swan Hotels, estate agents Chancellors and Tim Russ, Rumsey’s Chocolaterie and Thame Museum. Participants will also learn fascinating snippets about Thame’s history, from Neanderthal remains to the English Civil War and Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. A popular stop point is the Prebendal, which featured in a recent episode, not only rich in history as a building, but also the former home of Bee Gee, Robin Gibb, buried in St Mary’s Churchyard nearby. The globally acclaimed Midsomer Murders is a TV phenomenon, which has been running since 1997 and is still going strong. Thame is one of the most-filmed locations, sometimes appearing as Causton, sometimes as one of the many picturesque villages in Midsomer County (aka Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire). Tony Long, tour organiser, commented, ‘We are delighted that the ever-popular Midsomer Tours can start again. Over 6 million people watch Midsomer Murders in the UK and millions more worldwide. When people see it on TV, they want to come and visit the beautiful towns and villages of Midsomer, such as Thame. When they are here, they spend money in our restaurants, pubs, hotels, and shops – which has got to be good for the town and its economy, especially following the lockdowns’. He added, ‘Following government advice, we will ensure that the now smaller tour groups comply with social distancing guidelines. Participants may wish to wear face masks, but none of the locations involves being indoors, so this is not necessary. Hand sanitiser can be provided on request’. A 5-person max per tour is in place while current restrictions are in force – two tours are possible each Wednesday, taking 5 people per tour. Tickets are £10 per person and can be booked online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/thamemidsomer or at Thame Museum in person (during opening hours – check website https://www.thamemuseum.org).

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News & Events It’s back…Thame Food Festival returns for 2021 aiming to support and showcase lots of wonderful artisan producers. Yet again Thame Food Festival will be a real foodie destination on the 25th & 26th September 2021 at Thame Showground. More importantly than ever it aims to raise awareness and support many of our artisan producers who have worked tirelessly over the last year to survive. As Lotte Duncan, organiser of the event says; “With the news that restrictions were planning to be lifted, we were keen to get preparations started and work towards creating a truly special end to the Summer. We know of so many small artisan businesses that have suffered and so it makes Thame Food Festival even more important now than ever. This is why we are working hard to give them an opportunity to showcase all the wonderful things they offer. Little did we know a year ago where we would be now. However, this is a chance for food lovers to enjoy a day out, while celebrating our artisan producers, supporting small businesses and to have something to look forward to. Obviously, several additional measures are being put in place to ensure that Covid-19 guidelines will be met. Our priority is to balance having a great event with keeping people safe and secure.” Centre of everything at the event will be a myriad of food and drink experiences, foodie sampling and demonstrations including: Artisan and Street Food Markets Already confirmed are a mix of sweet, savoury, hot, cold, vegan, vegetarian and flavours from right the way around the world. Something delicious to suit every taste! Many producers are booked, but fortunately the scale of the showground lends itself to allowing plenty of space for more to join. Stall holder applications are now open, so if you are an artisan producers looking for an opportunity to share your food and drink delights, then get in contact. Chef and Baker Demonstrations On the main stage will be a myriad of demonstrations from some of our star chefs and bakers. These include a mix of both national and local leading lights who are all keen to reveal their love of food. They will be creating tempting dishes, while giving us their foodie insights and thoughts. More than just food The core of Thame Food Festival is always about the food and drink. Easily accessible, there will be a free shuttle bus from the Town Hall. However, it would not be a festival without live music both in the Artisan Village and also from the live stage. Alongside will be the everpopular Gin Garden and Pop-Up pub by FestivAles featuring a fantastic range of local award-winning brews. Then for the shopaholics, step into the marquee of eclectic home and kitchenware which will be returning with Humble Country. The dedicated Children’s Activity Area will also be re-visiting featuring local charity Thomley (based just outside of Thame in Worminghall) with lots of art and fun things to do. And once again, there will be dog shows and demonstrations by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People with all money raised goes directly to the charities. Buy your tickets online now. These will ensure a FAST TRACK ENTRY into the event on the weekend. Entrance is £10 per day (accompanied children under 16 go free).

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Sound of Music

elcome to our May music page. Here you will find information on local musical events, upcoming concerts and where to find the best music tuition in the area.

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Thame has a variety of fantastic opportunities for budding musicians who wish to join together with other like-minded people. From bands to choirs to bell ringing! We also host a huge variety of annual musical events. Thame Music Academy TMA is excited to let you know that they are now BACK OPEN for face to face lessons with all of their tutors and instrument tuition back up and running (Hopefully with no further lockdowns in the future!!) Their fantastic teaching facility is based in the centre of Thame and the academy has 3 large, well equipped, professional teaching rooms, a waiting area and the usual amenities. Their convenient location means it is just a short walk from the town centre with free parking available directly opposite. TMA has all the required temporary Covid-19 measures and procedures in place in order to provide a safe, clean and friendly teaching environment. More information regarding their measures and procedures can be found via the TMA website and their social media platforms. Thame Music Academy

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provides lessons in a large variety of instruments including; Piano, Keyboard, Singing, Guitar (Acoustic or Electric), Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Violin, Strings, Brass and Music Theory. During the summer months TMA will be offering an exciting and varied timetable of workshops, courses and children’s activities. These will include; Composition & Songwriting workshops, Music Recording & Production workshops, Beginner Guitar Group Sessions and Band workshops, plus much more! More details will be updated via their website and social media platforms. For further information regarding lessons and to make a booking please contact the academy via the details at the end of this article.

Thame Town Music Festival -

After the huge success of the last few years TTMF is planned to take place on Saturday 10th July 2021! With venues across the town and a main stage next to the town hall this promises to be a wonderful array of live music.


Entertainment Everyone is welcome to come along! The main objectives of the festival are: - To further enrich the cultural life and reputation of Thame as a vibrant, diverse, and enthusiastic community. - To give original artists a platform to perform in a quality setting to a supportive and engaged audience. - To continue the FTMC mission of promoting live music performance in Thame. - To support the local economy and small retail businesses particularly Thame High Street. - To kick start a fund/campaign to create a performance venue for Thame In addition to all of the fantastic local venues and main stage this year’s event will also include a ‘BBC Introducing’ stage near the centre of the town. This will be a fantastic opportunity to see some of the county’s best up and coming emerging talent. To find out more please visit: www. thametownmusicfestival.org

Towersey Fringe - Here is some

more fantastic news about an upcoming local event….! After careful consideration and weighing up of all the risks, the organisers of TF have decided that this year’s Towersey Fringe will be going ahead! They are aiming to have as ‘normal’ event as possible, but also keeping everything as safe as possible. The event should be taking place on 28th & 29th August 2021. On the evening of Saturday 28th August they are aiming to host their unique ticketed Comedy Event again, however the precise format of this will be devised nearer the time, once they know what is possible. Please be assured, that whatever they do, the safety and wellbeing of the visitors, performers, vendors and

volunteers will be paramount. On the afternoon and evening of Sunday 29th August the fringe shall be putting on their usual brilliant day of local bands playing live, the famous Fringe Bar, great food from local vendors, the Fringe Spa, activities for kids and much more. TF shall of course follow all necessary government Covid-19 guidelines, and will keep you up to date going forward. This is great news as we could all do with a fantastic local weekend at the end of the Summer to let our hair down and enjoy this wonderful community we are all lucky enough to live in! For further information please search ‘Towersey Fringe’ via Facebook or visit their website via: www.towerseyfringe.co.uk

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We are hopful that the latter end of 2021 will bring back all the wonderful local and regular live music events which we all really enjoy, but in the meantime don’t forget these brilliant online sessions so you can get your musical fix!... Open Micsolate! is a must for any performer who is missing their local music scene. It is all totally free of course and you can join them by searching ‘Open Micsolate’ via Facebook! They are also now running ‘Open Micsolate Live!’ once a month, this gives performers the opportunity to sign up for an online slot and perform live in the comfort of their own homes! Along with appreciating a whole array of fantastic artists at the same time.

This feature is brought to you by Simon Markland of Thame Music Academy Tel: 07743 032292 Email: info@thamemusicacademy.com Web page: www.thamemusicacademy.com

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Home & Garden

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Home & Garden

Look locally over the garden gate with Lucie Giselle Ponsford

The Veg plot & companion planting I have had a request from a reader to explain a little more, on my understanding & application of companion planting (please do send your questions). So in answer, we are quite used to the Navajo 3 sisters companion scheme of sweet corn, pumpkin & climbing beans. You can see this scheme suited to the hot and temperate zones of SW America and indeed, we plant these groupings out in late May after the fear of frost has passed. Their combined purpose is mainly about reducing the impact of harsh heat. Together they provide climbing support (the beans up the tall corn), shade from the corn & beans & the pumpkins are happy colonising the ground, providing cover & trapping moisture in the soil beneath their large leaves. What I would say at this point is as a vegetable gardener or someone new to GYO don’t feel overwhelmed by the idea of companion planting. If we go back to my often repeated notion that the plant tells you all you need to know it is more ‘smart planting’ that will help you decide who to plant with who on your plot. For instance we naturally have a poly-culture on a veg plot so we have already reduced lots of the same plant together as a monoculture, which would attract and boost the predating pest population & deplete the same resources in the soil. Try intercropping to further help this: planting fast growing rocket leaves where slow growing potatoes are rooting underground. Plant calendula & nasturtium between rows because they are good in salad & the bugs will prefer them too & they pretty up the plot. Win, win! Encourage birds & bees for pest control & pollination with flowering plants & seed heads. Also aromatic herbs, parsley, basil, rosemary, will deter a certain amount of insect pests. Grow tall things where those prone to bolting will enjoy the shade. A question for you: what enjoys the shade? Larger leaved crops, – they have adapted large leaves to catch sun through a forest canopy: lettuce, spinach & the exception coriander.However, tall plants grown next to those who need the sun for ripening aren’t a good idea. The only thing to mention is those plants that will inhibit growth & combining them should be avoided. Fennel has a growth inhibitor it emits though its roots so keep away from tomatoes as these plants when weakened will be prone to blight. Corn can attract tomato-fruit-worm & corn-ear-worm no good for tom’s as it will be affected by both. But honestly learning by doing is the best practice. Put lots of different crops in for lots of lovely things to eat as the summer draws on and make notes – if something doesn’t do well you can refer back to them to work out why...

With love, Lucie

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Business Support How to Support a local business in less than 5 minutes... As

we ease out of lockdown our valuable and treasured local businesses will spring their doors open, and now is the time they will need all of our support. So how can we help and support our favourite high street shops, local services and family run businesses? What is so important to their survival and ongoing recognition for the hard work they’ve done to provide us with a product or service. And when was the last time we took less than 5 minutes sitting in our comfy chair and shared our appreciation to them. We too often react quickly and angrily towards a business that has provided a service or product that has not lived up to our expectation. Bad news unfortunately spreads quicker than good news, but a good review has the capability of changing a business for the better. I refer to this as the “domino effect of a good review” and I’m going to explain this in further detail and how what I’ve described can really help our local businesses succeed. Many years ago, when I started Harris Consultancy (my web design and social media business) I was lucky to receive some fantastic reviews, which spiralled to new business in a way that was very trackable in the infancy of the business. One kind review simply led to another lead, which in turn led to another review and so on and so forth. I call this the domino effect of a good review, starting just from one review and one client taking 5 minutes of their time to show appreciation. This shows the power and support that one review can give. We are all now driven by influence, when was the last time you purchased a product or service without looking at the reviews, or was not recommended by a friend or relative (verbal review) to that service in question? We rely on each other to give us feedback on a product or service before pursuing and clicking “buy now” or accepting the service which we were considering. And honest reviews are important, it is feedback that not only will generate a domino effect as described, but some can provide important feedback to how we can change and develop our businesses for the better. Whether that is a slight change to a product or service to better solve the problem and the reason why the client was interested in the first place or an additional opportunity to sell that may have been missed. So as a business owner, what tools do we use to help remind clients and customers to take a few minutes of their time to express their honest opinion, and where is the best platform to collect those reviews on? Do we perhaps follow up with an email, a prompt card with the product purchased? Or do you add a note to the bottom of your receipt? Alternatively, there is an app available to assist called “Chalkboard” which I would highly recommend to streamline the process. However, you decide to achieve this, it is definitely worth reviewing your review collecting strategy. You might want to ensure your latest reviews are available on your website so that it reaches potential new clients looking at your online store. Some of you may even have some software directly on your website that collects reviews. But certainly, Google My Business and Facebook are the most popular review hungry platforms where huge opportunities of influence are. I’m very conscious of the importance of reviews and I’ve seen first-hand how in 5 minutes we can support a local business today so that we can retain that personal service and dedication for tomorrow. Let’s all take the time, to support our local businesses through the power of the review. If you want any further information or guidance on your review collecting strategy. Give us a call today. M: 07799 282042 | E: hello@harris-consultancy.co.uk W: www.harris-consultancy.co.uk

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Health & Wellbeing

Human Givens – fast acting counselling with a difference... By accredited, Psychotherapist at Thame Therapy Clinic Human Givens psychotherapy or counselling is a brief, solution-focused approach, which

rather than concentrating on what went wrong in the past, helps people feel better as quickly as possible. At its heart is the understanding that human beings are born with (given) a set of essential emotional needs, along with a set of mental resources to meet those needs. If our needs are being met and our resources are used correctly we will naturally feel balanced and well. The emotional needs that help us feel well include the need to feel a sense of control, security, connection to others, attention, achievement, status and meaning. Our built in resources include our ability to learn from experience, plan, judge, imagine, relate one thing to another, empathise, develop a moral sense and remember. It is when our emotional needs are not being adequately met, or are being met in unhealthy ways, or when our resources are damaged, or are unintentionally misused, that we can become anxious, angry, depressed, addicted or even psychotic. A common feature of all these states, is the misuse of our imagination to conjure up worst possible or threatening scenarios. Another is the use of misplaced or damaging beliefs or strategies to try to solve a problem. For instance, someone who has been bereaved may seek to mask their sadness through drinking, and then try to mask the drinking by withdrawing from their usual activities and friendships, resulting in depression. While the symptoms of depression are important red flags, it is the learning of positive coping skills and making specific life changes that will shift the depression. Thus, helping people to change unhelpful thinking styles will be just one part of a holistic and fluid process that in each session also involves, giving psycho-education (eg. explaining anxiety and depression in a way that normalises it); helping clients take a different perspective on their situation; problem solving (helping clients recognise times when they are not experiencing problems and what is different about those times); teaching clients new skills (such as social, communication or assertiveness skills); and mentally rehearsing making desired changes successfully (through guided imagery). A five year review showed that Human Givens therapy helped three out of four clients achieve significant improvement or cure, usually in between one and six sessions. Phoebe Weiland is accredited with the UK Council of Psychotherapy and offers Human Givens the Clinic. For more information visit www.humangivens.com

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Selection of good jewellery A very large private collection of stamps

Contents of a large cellar to be included in this sale

Fine Vulliamy Clock £2000 - £4000

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Look Local Magazine, Issue 102, May 2021  

Hello Readers, Welcome to the May issue! This month (fingers crossed) we reach another green light along the governments road map as we welc...

Look Local Magazine, Issue 102, May 2021  

Hello Readers, Welcome to the May issue! This month (fingers crossed) we reach another green light along the governments road map as we welc...

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