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Advertiser This Month: Podcast - Hit Job Plant Those Trees Full Length & Fabulous FRUFC- Women's Rugby Festival Of Remembrance FCB: Day Trips You’ll Love David Johnston MP - Parish News Button Bicycle - Festive Workshops The Blowing Stone Inn - Festive Menu Faringdon Day Care Centre - Now Open All About: SOTA Gallery - Witney Framing The King & Queen - Christmas Party Menu Regent Cinema: Summerland - In The Heights Faringdon Town Council - Monthly News Letter Advertiser Magazine New Sponsor Of Woman’s Rugby Promoting Local Business, Trade And Services. Advertise - Be Seen - Call Lou 01367 244 975 or 07894554551


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Check out my new website: www.chrisrobertsmbe.co.uk. I am based in the Cotswolds and I write articles and PR marketing in the media and on social media for people, businesses and events in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. I help to promote businesses – large or small – about what they do and what they can offer. Or contact me: 01285 712150 m: 0744 350 0744 chrisrobertsmbe@gmail.com. Pretty Vintage Boutique specialises in vintage clothing and can be found in the Crafters’ Emporium at 8 London Street, Faringdon SN7 7AA. There are over 300 items in store with more due to come in soon – ranging from vintage blouses, skirts, trousers and dresses to the perfect posh vintage prom or ball gown! The boutique’s opening times are Tuesday-Friday from 10am2pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Laura, who runs Pretty Vintage Boutique, plans to be open for longer in the run up to Christmas and is also available online 24/7. If you order online, Pretty Vintage Boutique offers free delivery to all SN7 postcodes or you can click-and-collect from the Crafters’ Emporium. Pretty Vintage Boutique is currently celebrating the fact that some of their stock is being used to feature in an HBO miniseries in Los Angeles called ‘The White House Plumbers’ alongside Hollywood stars, Woody Harrelson, Kathleen Turner and Justin Theroux. For more information, visit: https://prettyvintageboutique.co.uk

Eloise Murby is a funeral/event singer and started her business just before Covid hit. She believes that live music is a great way for people to release their emotions and this is especially true during a funeral – a sad occasion when music and song at the service can provide a poignant moment for people to reflect and remember. As well as funerals, Eloise has sung at memorials in South and North Oxfordshire, Wroughton Hospice and for charity events. She lives in Shrivenham and is happy to travel to a funeral, memorial, Christmas market or event anywhere in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Bristol and South Wales. To find out more, contact Eloise: 07793 488118, eloisemurby@yahoo.co.uk

Berrycroft Hub, which is located in the village of Ashbury, Oxfordshire SN6 8LX, has a varied selection of lectures and workshops run by experts in their fields – from science subjects to practical crafts. All have limited spaces, so booking early is recommended. For Christmas, there is a Festive Pottery Workshop taking place on Wednesday 1st December from 10am-4pm. If you can’t make this date, the workshop will be repeated on Saturday 4th December. Price for each workshop is £60.

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SAM KENYON - STRENGTH COACH No experience needed. All materials are provided along with a glass of mulled wine/warm punch and a mince pie. Please wear old clothes, bring an apron, old towel, a packed lunch and your own coffee/tea mug. For more information, visit: www.berrycrofthub.com or contact Jo: 07963 591249, jo.trott@yahoo.com Congratulations to Penny Ling of Penelope Ling Hypnotherapy who has been awarded the LiveWire Prestige Award Oxfordshire Hypnotherapist of the Year 2021-22. Penny, who up until March 2020 saw clients at her home in Longcot, was forced to move online during the pandemic. This opened up opportunities for working with clients from around the world, as well as the UK. She is currently available both online and face-toface at the Kingsmoor Clinic in Kingston Bagpuize. Also during the first lockdown of 2020, Penny was able to publish her first book: ‘Driving Me Crazy’, which helped many who struggled with driving confidence once lockdown ended earlier this year. Her book is available from Amazon. Find out more at: www.oxford-hypnotherapy.co.uk You can find Sam Kenyon, Strength Coach at Mission Fitness in Faringdon and at Pro Strength & Fitness in Swindon. Sam is a personal trainer who specialises in strength training, focusing on improving your everyday life by making training simple and effective. Help reduce aches and pains from a physically demanding job by strengthening your body, have all your training mapped out for you, so all you have to do is show up and put in the work! To find out more, contact Sam: 07723 355666, spkenyon@hotmail.co.uk

Sue Crook and Gerry Millington, who are friends and colleagues working from the Faringdon office of Perry Bishop Estate Agents, have been taking part in the ‘Cycle 150 Miles In September Challenge’ to raise money for Maggie’s cancer support charity in Oxford. Gerry said: “We rode at a leisurely pace with several rides of about 20 miles per day throughout September. “We were pleased to be able to complete our target of raising £150 and contribute to this worthwhile cancer charity and would like to thank everyone who backed us either by donating or helping behind the scenes.” Maggie’s cancer charity is a cause that is very close to the hearts of both Sue and Gerry. Sue lost her husband, Ken, to cancer eight and half years ago and said: “My late husband was diagnosed in 2009 with a rare cancer. We came across Maggie’s after Ken’s first treatment and they gave us so much support.” Perry Bishop’s Residential Director, Sarah Benson has been with the Faringdon estate agents for over 30 years, but is currently off work to be with her husband, Roddy, who is receiving palliative care for cancer. Roddy is extremely well known in Faringdon, having been a past President and Head of the Faringdon Rotary fundraising committee for many years; is famous for donning a Santa suit at Christmas-time to ride aboard a Thomas the Tank Engine ‘Santa sleigh’ and also spearheading the organisation of the Buscot Fun Run; pizzas at TRUCK festival and Faringdon’s Christmas lights and fireworks. Feature your business in a free editorial in The Advertiser, please contact the Editor, Lou on 01367 244975, 07894 554551 or lou@theadvertisermagazine.net

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Let Us Not Forget Armistice Day At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. A Two Minute Silence is observed, the day marks the end of the First World War. Remember those who have died for us!

The Faringdon & District Royal British Legion present their Corn Exchange, Faringdon. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12th at 7.30pm. Programme to include readings, music by the Shrivenham Military Wives Choir together with Remembrance and Commemorations due to cancellation last year, as well as the Celebration of 100-years of the Royal British Legion Tickets £6.00 each available from the Faringdon Town Council, T.I.C. Office, Market Place, Faringdon.

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(2020 - Drama, Romance,. War) During World War II, reclusive writer Alice has her sequestered life upended when Frank, an evacuee from the London Blitz, is left in her care. Despite initially resolving to be rid of him, Alice finds herself and her emotions reawakened by him. Stars: Gemma Arterton, Tom Courtenay Film duration: 1 hour 39 mins (no interval) Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon. Doors open 12.30pm, film starts at 1pm ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY £4 from Faringdon Information Centre Matinee Club Membership - Just £24 for 12 films

(2021 - Drama, Music, Musical) A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life Stars: Anthony Ramos Film duration: 2 hrs 23 mins plus 15 min interval Blockbuster @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon. Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre


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A busy month of meetings with lots going on!

A draft budget was set at £19,700. The purchase of a maypole and flagpole will be investigated by Cllr. Bentley Partnership updates were received from Faringdon Food Bank, Earth and Faith Tree Planting scheme, Community learning Hub and Folly Fest. Due to the rise in CV-19 a reduced parade will be held for on 14th November 2021 from 10.30am convening for an act of remembrance at the War Memorial at 10.45am. Suggested future events were put forward and will be investigated including a May Day event, catch the pigeon Boxing Day event and community litter picks – a working party was set up to organise events. Anyone wishing to be involved should contact adele@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk – to be held 27th November 2021. Sadly, Rotary cannot run the event this year. FTC will organise an event focusing on children’s crafts, Christmas Music and local business. Faringdon Rotary will help with marshalling and Thomas the Tank Engine. – Now up and running every Tuesday in the Corn Exchange 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Please come along to find out more!

Draft budget figures were set for the Corn Exchange, Pump House and Recreation and Open Space Capital Expenditure in 2022/23 could include energy saving measures for all venues. A bandstand would also be investigated. for all town council operations were received. A big thank you to Perry Bishop who will sponsor all the small Christmas Trees and to Leaders who will sponsor the large one. Thanks also to Rotary who will source and install the trees. FTC will install and pay for all the lights as usual. Work suggested in a tree survey on FTC owned trees was approved. It was agreed to purchase a tree to plant as part of the Faringdon Branches Out project. A £200 grant would be given to the Friends of the Wilderness to plant an appropriate tree. Any residents who would like to be involved in this project can find out more from the Information Centre or Mustard seed.

- the Facilities Manager will work through all recommendations from a recent energy saving audit and feasible projects should be brought to the next meeting.

- Cllr. Webb will work with the Clerk to replace this sign. - a licence to operate this park was signed. This will hopefully become a Boules Park in Spring 2022. - The Friends of the Wilderness, consisting of volunteers, has now been set up and will manage the area in partnership with FTC. Anyone wishing to join the group should email office@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk and their details will be forwarded.

A motion proposing that Faringdon Town Council declares its support for The United Nations Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons was considered. It was AGREED that this motion should be considered at the Town Meeting on 22nd November in the Corn Exchange at 7pm to allow members of the public to be involved. District Cllr. Grant was asked about the state of the car park at Folly Park. He agreed to make enquiries about the adoption of Folly Park View and the car park to enable it to be repaired and maintained. - the town council are very disappointed to learn that the pavements in the Town Centre will not be refurbished until 2022. The Town Council feel the state of the town centre pavements are dangerous and noted that there had been several falls. Residents are encouraged to report all defects and accidents to Oxfordshire County Council via Fix my Street. CCllr. Thomas would be asked why the works were un-budgeted and why. The Clerk will write to Oxfordshire County Council to express disappointment and concern highlighting the urgency of the work.

Congratulations were made to Folk Weekend Oxford There was Morris dancing, folk music at the Bell, a beautiful floral display under the Old Town Hall by local florists Go Tell the Bees, Jem’s Complete Care and our Town Mayor Kiera Bentley.

Cllr. Finn was elected as Chair of the Grants Sub Committee. The following grants were awarded: ● Root and Branch £1,800, ● Pump House Project £1800 . ● Vale Community Impact £2000 ● Faringdon Pharmacy £150 painting bursary

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Wednesday 20th October The conclusion of external audit 2020.21 was received and the Clerk was congratulated on another clean audit. Legal fees to progress the purchase of the former Volunteer Inn were approved. It was agreed to purchase equipment to allow meetings to be accessed virtually and to be broadcast live. Remembrance Artwork will be purchased Repairs and improvements to Christmas lights’ infrastructure will be undertaken. The first round of budget setting took place giving an early draft figure of £458,766.

- A smaller event than usual this year with a focus on local businesses and community groups. Join us on the 27th of November. Santa’s Grotto in The Place from 2:30pm Children’s Craft sessions in the Corn Exchange and music in the Market Place from 4pm. Light Switch on at 5pm

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We are so looking for forward to our Christmas Market held in the Market Place on Saturday 4th December from 10am to 1pm. Stalls, music and Christmas fun! To book a stall email Liz@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk

Faringdon Information centre is pleased to welcome Teresa Mackenzie, who has lived in this area all her life and over the years has tried a variety of crafts. She likes to try new handicrafts as well as returning to ones she has enjoyed in the past. Her favourite is making jewellery, not only stringing necklaces and making up earrings, etc., but making the beads that make up these pieces. This involves hand rolling each bead, decorating and baking them and then varnishing each one. Another favourite is Redwork embroidery, usually in the form of Christmas decorations. She also enjoys sewing, making small gifts such as lavender bags, make-up bags, card purses, etc. Come along to the Faringdon Information Centre during November to see Teresa’s beautiful, handcrafted jewellery and gifts.

- A fantastic range of Charity Christmas Cards will go on sale. A large percentage from the cards goes directly to the charity. Come and have a browse! Opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and 9:30am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Decorate your home or business with a Christmas Light display and be a part of our fun Christmas trail. For more information and how to take part please email: adele@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk

I retired some 6 years ago after almost 50 years as an Environmental Health Officer working mainly in local authorities from the Vale of White Horse to Kensington and Chelsea. I moved to Faringdon to be close to my two daughters and their children. I undertake voluntary work with Oxfordshire’s Youth Justice Service both as a referral panel member and acting as an appropriate adult at Abingdon Police station on a Rota. I was encouraged to put myself forward for election to the Town Council by my daughters and had the privilege of being elected. My focus is both on the environment in its broadest sense and on stimulating the town centre to be a vibrant hub not only of some retail shops but especially of places for eating and drinking and general social interaction which I believe is the way to proceed. I live in the town and have enjoyed my time here and working with the other Councillors to try and improve life for all inhabitants of Faringdon.

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What's the PLAN for the SPRING TERM? Our Early Stage students aged 4 to 6 years, will be BALLOONING AROUND THE WORLD with SAMMY THE BEAR. Each week they will jump onboard their imaginary hot air balloon and then celebrate the music, dance, and drama of the magical places we visit. Its SHOW TERM for our Main Stage students aged 6 to 15 years, they will be using the Musical SHREK as inspiration for their creativity in a show called 'ONCE UPON A SWAMP' Give your son or daughter the gift of confidence and help them to find 'their people' Sign up NOW for a TWO WEEK TRIAL Christmas Holiday Workshops AVAILABLE too!


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FARINGDON RUGBY CLUB FRUFC goes from strength to strength Faringdon Rugby Union Football Club (FRUFC) continues to deliver a bumper season with super wins from the Silverbacks and further community activity added to the calendar. Touch Rugby on a Tuesday night has proved very popular even with the changing season. Every week we’ve had at least 45 turn up from a full range of ages – great to see. Due to the success of Touch Rugby and demand, we are delighted to have been able to officially start a separate women’s rugby training session. This will run every Wednesday at 6pm for all abilities. Come and join us! Our senior team, the Silverbacks has also strengthened their start to the season with a further win at home – they now have two wins from three matches. The second match, away to Oxford Rugby ended 26-19 to the Silverbacks. A good battle from both sides in what was gruelling conditions. In the third match, they were awarded a HWO (Home Walk Over) prior to kick off, as the opposition, Risborough couldn’t field a front row. Both sides elected to play a friendly, with uncontested scrums from the off. The Silverbacks came out the victors, winning 54-0. Currently the Silverbacks sit a promising fourth in the league. Training continues on every Thursday at 6:15pm – do come along if you have an interest in playing for the seniors or for the Under16s. A note of thanks needs to be given to everyone who helped run and support our first Families Day at the end of September. We hope to do the same next year and help local charities raise much needed funds, whilst providing a really fun day out for all families. Our partnership with Glouscester Rugby Club continues with another rugby camp held at half term. Plus for our members we are now officially affiliated, which means cheaper ticket prices! If you become a member of FRUFC, we can provide your discount codes. Finally we are delighted to confirm that together with Faringdon Community College we will be offering regular after school rugby to all year groups for the foreseeable future. Our first session was attended by 25 children with FCC Head of PE Mr Rees, along with our coach coordinator Keith Wilson and our Chair, David (Chuck) Norris. This is an excellent opportunity for kids to get involved in rugby away from the usual weekend games or training. We as a club are extremely excited to work more with the community, delivering on all the activities set out at the start of the season and will continue to become involved in all aspects of the community. We are continually looking to help and assist whenever possible with your suggestions. Do sign up to the Community Lottery where each ticket sold helps with our ongoing fundraising for the club. For your chance to win £25K every week register with www.whitehorselottery.co.uk/support/faringdon-rugby. GET INVOLVED! Maybe you are a long-term resident or are new to Faringdon. Perhaps you are here for a few years at one of the nearby service bases. Either way, make rugby union YOUR sport and Faringdon YOUR rugby club. To keep track on what is happening at FRFUC, follow us on Facebook or check out our events on the website www.faringdonrugby.club/events

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Hit Job

By: Eric Cunningham

PODCAST – Hit Job This month’s review is of the comedy show ‘Hit Job’ written by Eric Cunningham. The podcast is free if you have a membership to Audible, part of Amazon. It tells the story of Brynn Morris, an aspiring artist desperate to earn money to pay for her grandmothers lifesaving surgery. She takes a job as an administrator at Kill Co, whose motto is “Do Bad Things for Good Reasons”. At the start of her employment, she is appalled at the objectives of the company, killing people. Kill Co, need a company morale boost so create a competition to see who can kill the most people in the shortest period. The rules of the competition constantly change to suit the Managing Director. The most significant rule change is that the person at the bottom of the leader board becomes a target. There are strict rules about who can and cannot be killed. All kills are displayed on the company app, think Tinder. Swipe left, and it’s a pass, swipe the other way and you accept the contract. Our heroine gets herself involved in the competition. Brynn teams up with Geo, the tech nerd, who’s father started the company. The subsequent episodes take us on each of their kills and the mishaps they experience. The series has undertones of Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. To enjoy this series you would need to understand “cult” movies, as there are subtle references throughout, for example, one employee of Kill Co wares a mask, and invites friends over for dinner, (for those who don’t know, Silence of the Lambs). Film references come thick and fast. The series has 12 episodes which is two episodes two long. The pace was excellent, and the comedy timings of the voice artists were superb. The attitudes of Millennial's was fascinating, from self-absorbed social media junkies to dedicated diligent workaholics. Its wacky view on life and death is interesting. Anyone in business is a target, especially if money is a driving force. Environmental issues and morality were discussed about who should be added to the ‘hit list’. I am not sure I like the concept of glamorising killing but there are laughs out loud moments, some sophisticated dialogue that moves the story from one subject to the next. I wouldn’t recommend this to my father, however, my nephew would love it. A new cult audio production has just been created. Here is a link to my website if you are interested in listening to the podcast, however you will need a membership to Audible. (An unadulterated push towards my website www.publishmystories.com/blog/HitJob) Julie Farmer 01367 246003 myPA Virtual Services and www.publishmystories.com

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GARDENSCAPE

This Is About Trees - Planting Trees! Lots Of Them - In Faringdon This Winter! Of course, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; but the next best time is this November. Why November? First Reason: while a tree is resting from producing leaves and fruit, it has more energy to make good roots. The soil is also ideal - still warm from the summer, but not too dry. Second Reason : in November this year there is a Global Climate Conference. The UK is hosting a 12-day meeting in Glasgow with the world’s climate scientists and political leaders. This is being seen as the last chance for the world to step back from the brink of complete climate disaster. Will a few hundred trees in Faringdon make any difference? Yes – Every Single One. Planting a tree is hopeful and practical. Let’s show our children and grandchildren that we believe in the future. Let’s tell the world’s leaders that we are watching them and we expect them to get it right this time. And each tree will be removing carbon from the atmosphere for years to come, while also giving a home to countless birds and insects and smaller plants and fungi. A small step to add greatly to the beauty and health of the earth and everything that is in it. Will you branch out with us this November (or in fact anytime up to next March)? Order a tree now, ready for planting in the winter. Find out how, at the Information Centre, or the Mustard Seed Shop, or go to www.faringdon.org


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ART & CRAFT TO WARM YOUR HOME AND YOUR HEART Husband and wife team, Jennifer and Andrew Harrison work together under the same roof in the Cotswold town of Witney. Jennifer runs the SOTA Gallery and Andrew is in charge of Witney Framing. Andrew served for 24 years in the British Army and Jennifer was in property management. Whilst in the Army, Andrew took a carpentry apprenticeship, as he had always wanted to be a furniture maker. However, he found that instead he was drawn to sculpture and, as part of his resettlement package, the Army sent him to work with a world-renowned sculptor in France. Once Andrew retired, he and Jennifer decided it was time to open their own gallery to showcase the best of Oxfordshire and British Art – and so SOTA was born. When the businesses first opened in 2012, they were in a much smaller building, but they later moved to larger premises just next door off the main Market Square in the pedestrian walk of Langdale Court. The new building really lends itself well to being a gallery where it’s possible to display and show more work. Jennifer said: “Andrew and I work well together. We are a great team.”

The art and craft is very varied: Original Art, ceramics, prints, glass, sculpture, jewellery and limited edition prints. These wonderful works are on display in the gallery for people of all ages and from all over Oxfordshire and beyond to visit, enjoy and purchase. Jennifer, who was born in Oxfordshire, said: “We have a wide variety of styles and subjects – there really is something for everyone.” Witney Framing is situated inside the SOTA Gallery and offers a range of standard-size frames as well as a bespoke service. Andrew said: “Picture frames are key in the overall presentation of art. Not only do frames enhance the final look of the piece, they also protect it. More often than not, a frame can even add monetary value to the painting. “We have seen a large increase in the sale of art since we re-opened our business post-lockdown in April 2021,” said Andrew. “People have spent a lot of time in their homes and have been re-decorating or re-modelling. Both Jen and I love what we do and are passionate about promoting the wonderful work of our artists.” The SOTA Gallery and Witney Framing can be found at 11 Langdale Court, Witney OX28 6FG and are open from MondaySaturday from 9am-5pm. The gallery is disabled, wheelchair and pushchair accessible. There is free parking for up to three hours located close by in the Woolgate car park behind Waitrose. Find out more from: www.sotagallery.co.uk or contact: sotagallery@gmail.com.


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Idea 2 - Why not fill your pumpkin with bird-seed or fat balls and leave it out for the birds, somewhere high up so they can feel safe and secure. It’s a fun thing to do, good for wildlife and something kids might enjoy! If you’ve got any other ideas or suggestions on what to do with pumpkins I'd love to hear them so head over to my Instagram page @hercountryliving or visit my blog www.hercountryliving.com and share them with the wider community! The rest of this month is going to be spent working (as always) but also cleaning up leaves in the garden as well as venturing out into the damp and cold weather to go mushroom hunting (for observation only) locally. Some of the coolest mushrooms we’ve seen have been amethyst deceivers which are edible (but please do not pick or eat these without a professional as they look similar to Lilac fibrecaps which are toxic). If you’d like to have a go at mushroom spotting you’ll need to go out ready to look at the ground, up trees and in damp and warmer places (woodlands are ideal). Some of our favourite locations are local and you might even find some growing in your back garden.

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If you are looking for fun recipes and things to forage, head over to my Instagram page @hercountryliving where you can find lots of fun tips and ideas for ways to cook easily identified things such as blackberries and apples. Which, if you’re lucky (as the season is now over) you might find lurking in hedgerows and bushes around the local area, but mostly you’ll find tips to keep in mind for next year! Just a reminder, if you’ve got neighbours who have pets, please be mindful of fireworks and loud noises over the next week. Some may have pets that are triggered by loud noises so it’s always best to check in if you’re planning a fireworks party.

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Tesco do a lovely Malbec in their finest range and Waitrose have one called Beefsteak club plus some brilliant bargains at Aldi. Sainsbury take the prize for the most Malbec wines on offer, with up to 27 on offer. The bulk of the £6 - £8 bottles will deliver all the flavours you expect at a great price. Spending a little more - £10 - £12 does get more intense flavours, but it is all down to your preference. This month I have picked Argentina for my focus. The wines from this country are plentiful on our supermarket shelves, so there is ample choice. The most common style of wine we get is of course Malbec, which delivers a lovely deep red coloured wine, a hint of blackberry and other dark fruits, plus some spice in the smell. On tasting the wine, you should get the dark fruits like blackberry and dark plums, plus more of the spice and perhaps vanilla. These last two flavours are strongest if the wine has spent some time maturing in oak casks. The tannins are moderate in intensity, which offset the medium levels of acidity that you taste. The result is a nicely balanced wine that is easy drinking. All this makes Malbec a great wine for barbecue season, but also for most roast meats and tomato based pasta dishes. The bulk of Argentina’s wines are grown in a plateau around Mendoza, going North and South from this city. The vineyards are to the east of the Andes, so get the benefit of meltwater runoff to boost the growing season, but also suffer from hail storms early in the growing season.

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As the Malbec grape is a red variety, you can get a rose made from this grape. keep an eye out as both Aldi and Sainsbury offer this wine. You will get a nice salmon pink colour and gentle hints of strawberry when you smell it. The taste should show off the strawberry and other red summer fruits with a modest acidity and the taste hangs around for a short time.. Keep an eye out for high altitude wines, as these will show even better flavours as the cooler temperatures of high vineyards help the flavours to concentrate. Even the standard Malbec vineyards are around 2,500 feet above sea level, Which is a lot higher than most other countries. In fact the Altura Máxima" (10170 ft ) claims to be the highest vineyard in the world and is used in a blend of Malbec grapes from various high altitude vineyards for a Colomé Malbec Calchaquí Valley Salta found at Waitrose. I hope you enjoy your wines this month and please drink responsibly. Ian, your wine enthusiast.

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I’ve just been appointed to a new role, Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Education. PPSs are support roles to the ministers in a department: they help MPs to get issues resolved within their constituencies that relate to the department’s work; help ministers in any debates or question sessions in their area; and generally act as eyes and ears to spot problems which are bubbling up. They are non-ministerial, unpaid roles but a great way to understand how government really works – and it’s the perfect department for me given my pre-politics career working with young people. The only downside is you’re not allowed to speak in debates that relate to the work of your department! I was pleased to welcome Zac Goldsmith, Minister for the Environment, to the constituency recently. He visited the Buscot and Coleshill estates, where there is a Government Woodlands for Water project in which trees are planted along riverbanks (known as riparian planting), which can help to improve water quality, manage flood risks and boost biodiversity. I took the opportunity to take him to Greencore’s Springfield Meadows development in Southmoor to show him what is possible with housebuilding and he was just as impressed as the other ministers I’ve taken there – I’m hoping if enough see it we’ll in turn see much more of it around the county and the country. The Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme has been running since 1989 and is designed to give MPs and Lords of all parties a better understanding of life in the armed forces. You apply to take part and I was accepted and have chosen the army strand (rather than the navy or air force strand) as my dad was in the army for many years. We happened to kick off in Shrivenham, at the Defence Academy of the UK, for a 2-day induction and we have a year of trips to different bases scheduled. We get to experience some of the same accommodation, food and exercises as those serving and quiz people at all levels. None of us are under any illusion it is truly comparable to what they experience, but my admiration for serving personnel has only grown. It has been a bumper period of constituency events. There have been too many to mention here – 8 in one weekend last month – but highlights include the Wantage parade to celebrate 100 years of the British Legion and 80 years of the Air Training Corps; Faringdon’s Big Green Week exhibition in the Corn Exchange; the Didcot Food Festival; opening the new stables of the Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary in Brightwellcum-Sotwell; and the 40th anniversary of the Wantage Community Church. Special mentions too for the Hanney Michaelmas Fayre and the thank you party for vaccine volunteers at Mably Way. It has been great to see so many people out and about. Now onto the Christmas events! As ever, if I can help with anything then do get in touch via

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www.whitehorsebrewery.co.uk White Horse Business Park, 3 Ware Rd, Stanford in The Vale, SN7 8NY

Homeopathy Heather Abel BA/BSc RSHom

Society of Homeopaths

Tel: 01367 820709

For All Your Plumbing Needs

504968

Zoom Appointments Also Available.

Call Mike 01367 248 486

www.homeopathy-oxfordshire.co.uk heather@homeopathy-oxfordshire.co.uk

mike@mpn-plumbingandheating.co.uk For more info please visit www.mpn-plumbingandheating.co.uk

ORCHARD FRAMING Bespoke picture framing David Keeling 01367 240775 07775 906 881 davidhkeeling@gmail.com

SARAH’S BEAUTY ROOM Nails - Beauty - Massage Call/text 07825 888 264 e: sarahsbeautyroomstanford@outlook.com Unit 10, Stanford Business Court SN7 8LH www.facebook.com/Sarahs-Beauty-Room-Stanford

Do you want your small garden and pots, spring cleaning for your own easy maintenance? Elderly & Vulnerable, I'm here to help. *Social distancing is adhered to* Call Angela at Matrix Gardening 01367 821056


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Experts - Local Services

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lionheartllp@uwclub.net

01367 244 611 6 Cornmarket, Faringdon Opening Hours Monday: 9am - 1pm Tuesday: 9am - 6pm Wednesday: 9am - 6pm Thursday: 9am - 7pm Friday: 9am - 6pm Saturday: 8am - 3pm

From general maintenance to landscaping, watering systems, patios & ponds, we can help. Any size project/job considered.

Please call on or email robert@gentlegiantgardening.com Based in Faringdon

MOBILE CAR DETAILING & VALET company based in Faringdon, with 16yrs experience Call: Mark

07483 175811

Facebook.com/TheBarbersFaringdon

D.D. NEW

Now moved to Bampton Garden Plants call Sarah on

07767 486627 www.rubybeautysalon.co.uk Chickens & Poultry Feed

● Estate Maintenance. ● Fencing. ● Complete structural landscaping, including raised beds, Decking, Patios, Pathways. Free Quotes & Competitive Prices All Tasks Undertaken Efficiently & Professionally

All at unbeatable prices M.J.Hodgkins Open:Mon-Sat 8am-12pm Closed bank holidays

Dan: 01367 243694 - 07970 524944

New Barn Farm, Longworth, OX13 5ED

Tel: 01865 821537 M: 07759551946

www.mjhodgkins.co.uk

Est. 1960

FARINGDON NAILS 01367 244 988 6 London St Faringdon SN7 7AA

M.Y. Garden Services Qualified Experienced Gardener Over 20yrs of Garden & Estate Maintenance All Types Of Gardening Work Hedge Cutting & Garden Maintenance Fully Insured & Excellent References

Mike 07957867951 - 01793 976709 email mrdyates@yahoo.com

01367 705030 info@itman.co.uk

GAS SERVICE HEATING & PLUMBING INSTALLATION REPAIR & MAINTENANCE T: 01993 860728

M: 07887 874 330

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What’s On Date

Event

Venue

Time

Contact/Info

Charge/info

Every Monday 1st

Faringdon Day Centre Social Mondays & Thursdays

Faringdon Baptist Church Hall

9:152:15pm

Socializing, games, activities, refreshments and a freshly cooked two-course lunch

Annamarie 07523 116918 £12

Tue 2ⁿd

Faringdon Bowls Club, Fortnightly coffee mornings

Faringdon Bowls Club

10:0012:00

Enjoy a coffee or tea with slice of cake or a sausage roll and friendly chat

Free

Every 3rd Tuesday

Faringdon Writers

Faringdon Business Centre

7-9pm

faringdonwriters@gmail.com

Free

Wed 3rd

Summerland (12A)

The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange

12:30pm

ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY from Faringdon Information Centre

£4

Wed 3rd

Martial Arts Classes

Faringdon Corn Exchange

mrsharrison@mattfiddes.com

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Faringdon Day Centre Social Mondays & Thursdays

Faringdon Baptist Church Hall

9:152:15pm

Socializing, games, activities, refreshments and a freshly cooked two-course lunch

Annamarie 07523 116918 £12

Each Thu 4th

South Marston Chess Club

South Marston Village Hall, SN3 4SH

6-7pm

Rachel Case 07545 923021

£1

Thu 11th

Bus Trip to Witney

Faringdon Centre

L-1:15pm R-4:30pm

All tickets available Tourist Information Centre 01367 242191

£4 card only

Thu 11th

U3A - Polly Vacher MBE

Corn Exchange

2:30pm

Alison amthomson7691@gmail.com

Thu 11th

Ladies Day

Faringdon Junior School

7:00pm

www.faringdondramatic.org.uk

£12

Thu 12th

Ladies Day

Faringdon Junior School

7:00pm

www.faringdondramatic.org.uk

£12

Thu 13th

Ladies Day

Faringdon Junior School

7:00pm

www.faringdondramatic.org.uk

£12

Fri 12th

FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE

Corn Exchange Faringdon

7:30pm

Every 2ⁿd Sat 13th

Children's Clothing Giveaway

St Andrews Church Shrivenham

9am11am

Katharine kitty31-@hotmail.co.uk

Free

Sat 13th

Christmas Craft Fete Scouts 1st Watchfield & Shrivenham

Shrivenham Village Hall

5.45pm

Becky beckyanddave88@gmail.com

20p

Sat 13th

The Opera Dudes

Buscot Park Theatre

5.45pm

07739 464 129 or 01367 242142

£45

11am4pm

www.faringdonartsociety.co.uk

£40

Every Thursday 4th

Little Coxwell Village Hall

5-7pm

Shrivenham Military Wives Choir, Remembrance & commemorations

£6

Fri 19th

Art Workshop Catherine Beale

Sun 14th

Uffington Farmers Market

Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall

10:00 am 12:00pm

uffingtonmarket@hotmail.com

Sat 20th

Faringdon Record Fair

Old Town Hall, Faringdon

10am2pm

Seller tables £10 Martin 07887868781

£1

Sat 20th

Faringdon Rugby Club v High Wycombe II

Faringdon RUFC Folly Park

http://www.faringdonrugby.club

All Welcome

Sun 21st

New Local Makers Market

Old Town Swindon Hop Inn

11am4pm

@shopsmallswindon

Free

Thu 25th

Menopause Workshop

The Bowls Club

7:00pm

Sarah.hayden@ thepumphouseproject.org.uk

Free

Fri 26th

In The Heights (PG)

The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange

7:00pm

ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY from Faringdon Information Centre

£4

Sat 27th

Shrivenham Art Society Exhibition

Claridge Room Memorial Hall

11am4pm

Paintings, Christmas Cards, Gifts

Free

Sat 27th

Faringdon Christmas Light Switch On

Santa’s Grotto in The Place from 2:30

4:00pm

Children’s Craft sessions in the Corn Exchange Music in the Market Place from 4pm Light Switch on at 5pm

Free

Sat 27th

Bus Trip to Salisbury

Faringdon Centre

L-9:00am R-3:30pm

All tickets available Tourist Information Centre 01367 242191

£12 card only

Sun 28th

Coffee concert Torriano Ensemble

St. Mary’s Church, Longcot

11.30 am

Seats need to be reserved in advance victorialmedcalf@gmail.com

Free

Sun 28th

Christmas Delights or/and Wreath Making

Bradwell Village Hall

10:30am 1:30pm

www.buttonbicycle.co.uk

£30 per Workshop

Tue 30th

Coach Trip To National Gallery Faringdon Art Society

Nation Gallery

8:30am Tesco

Shelagh fastripsandtalks@gmail.com

£23 Coach Seat £20 Exhibition Ticket

Contact me Lou with all your Events lou@theadvertisermagazine.net


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