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Advertiser Essential shops & services with everything you need all wonderfully local!

Inside this month: Book Review: Tideline Bugs: Screaming Crane Fly A Little Nibble: A Bit Of Game Gym At Carswell: Healthy Tips Whisky Review: Queen Of The Hebrides Faringdon Art society: Exhibition 11th-13th Promoting local business, trade and services. Advertise! Be Seen! Call Lou 01367 244975 or 07894 554551


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Faringdon Art Society’s 49 Annual Members Exhibition th

will be held at the Corn Exchange, Faringdon from 11-13 October 2013. Opening hours are Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. The Private View of the Exhibition will take place on Thursday 10 October 79pm and will be opened by Max Hale, artist. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, carvings and cards will all be for sale. Contact 01367 241173 or shelaghbaxter@gmail.com for information, or check the website www.faringdonartsociety.org.uk

Kim Haskins Putting a smile on your face… Kim has been painting funny looking animals since childhood, only since 2009 started doing it for a living, after a couple of very successful exhibitions in the south east of England. Now her paintings have been published by Washington Green & Art Marketing… Sold as originals around the world… her originals and prints are available at www.kimhaskins.co.uk

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WHO’S NEXT?

Business Update The 7th annual Faringdon Chamber of Commerce Charity Ball The Faringdon Chamber of Commerce is delighted to release advanced details of its annual charity ball, now into its seventh year. The event will be held on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at the Sudbury House Hotel, (now under new ownership). Doors open at 7pm and the event will finish at 1am.

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The entertainment for the ball will be provided by “The CNS Allstars” from Chipping Norton. They play a “unique blend of swing, jazz and rock 'n' roll” ranging from Nat King Cole and Dean Martin to more contemporary material and have played at Cornbury, Alex James’ “Harvest” as well as many other international festivals. (For more information please take a look at their website http://www.cnsallstars.com/ ). Of course, as is customary at this event there are bound to be other musical interludes and maybe the odd impromptu surprise during the evening!

The event is black tie and there will be drinks on arrival and an opportunity to mix with other guests. Then there will be a three course meal with wine supplied by local importer Den Boer Wines. There will also be several opportunities to win prizes during the night and there will also be a raffle. This year the ball will be supporting Churches Together in Faringdon as the main charity (and they will receive half of the profits raised on the night). (For details of their work please see http://www.ctfaringdon.org.uk/ ) There will also be an opportunity for individual tables to nominate their own charity and each of these charities will receive a share of the other half of the profits raised by the event. Last year the event raised nearly £2,000 for Help For Heroes, and we are hoping to top that figure this year. The headline price of the tickets has yet to be fixed, but will be less than last year’s headline price of £45 and once again, membership of the Faringdon Loyalty Scheme will entitle cardholders to £5 off the price of each ticket (one loyalty card is needed for each person) (Faringdon Loyalty Card helps local businesses promote their goods and services to over 600 cardholders with monthly offers and promotions.) For more details please contact paul.brame@virgin.net to reserve your ticket(s) or a table.

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Tel: 01367 240112 www.rogersgardenstone.co.uk Our tour of the Scottish islands moves now to the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, Islay. This most southerly of the Inner Hebrides has beautiful beaches, an abundance of wildlife and a laid back approach to life that is infectious. One of its main claims to fame is its eight whisky distilleries and if you arrive into Port Ellen by boat then even before the CalMac ferry docks you will have passed Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig along the coastline – the triumvirate that produce some of the most heavily peated whiskies on the island. We start our exploration of Islay at Laphroaig - the first distillery on the road eastwards from Port Ellen and currently the best selling Islay malt worldwide plus the only distillery to hold a Royal Warrant. As you arrive an archetypal vision of an island distillery appears. Smoke gently drifts pasts a pagoda roof and in the background is a small bay where, if you’re lucky, otters can be seen. Characteristics of this Islay heavyweight include peat smoke, seaweed, tar, a sweet nuttiness and some brine. Laphroaig still has its own maltings where it produces a proportion of the malt used in its whiskies and the brininess is said to come partly from the peat that fires the kiln to dry the barley, as it is extracted from peatbeds that are right by the coast. A gentle introduction to Laphroaig is the Quarter Cask. Matured first in a normal size barrel the whisky is then transferred to a small quarter cask which gives it increased contact with wood and adds smoothness and sweetness to the peatiness. Further variations on this are 1) the Triple Wood - where the whisky has a third maturation in Oloroso sherry casks that give citrus fruits, spices and a distinct creaminess; and 2) the PX cask – where the third stage of maturation is in ex-Pedro Ximenez casks that produce a richness that integrates beautifully with the peat smoke. The age statement Laphroaigs include the trademark big and bold 10 year old that all the other expressions emanate from, plus an 18 and 25 year old - whose longer contact with wood adds in vanilla, toffee, fruit, spice and a velvety smoothness whilst still retaining the essential peatiness of the whisky. Laphroaig is a whisky with depth and character that can be difficult on first acquaintance but is well worth getting to know and makes an ideal companion on a cold winter’s night.

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Talk to the Vet !

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Is your pet afraid of fireworks?

Most of us enjoy a good fireworks display with all its whooshing, banging and fizzing but for many of our pets it can be a terrifying experience. A survey carried out by the PDSA found that 73% of the owners questioned, thought that their cat or dog was afraid of fireworks. But don’t worry, there is a lot that you can do to help your pet and it is best to start right now. Build your cat or dog a quiet place and get them used to it well before fireworks night. Create a safe haven away from doors and windows and line it with blankets or an old duvet to help insulate it from noise. Start giving your pet their treats, food or a toy in there so that they associate it with happy safe feelings so that when the noises and flashes start, they know there is somewhere safe to retreat to. Your vet can supply you with many things to help; there are many products that will make your pet less anxious. Most plug-in diffusers and tablets are readily available, you don’t need to see the vet and your friendly nurses and receptionists can help you make the best choice for your pet. If you can, start these treatments at least 10 days before fireworks week starts. When you expect fireworks it is best to shut your cat in at night until the display is over and remember to walk your dog earlier if necessary so that you don’t have to take him out later. When fireworks start to explode the most important thing is to be brave yourself. Your pet will take their cue from you and if you show fear or become anxious then they will become increasingly worried. Try to stay calm and carry on as though nothing unusual is happening. Possibly turn your television or music up a little louder, to help drown out the noise, and stay calm when loud noises begin. If your pet comes to seek reassurance do give them a friendly cuddle but try to stay happy and reassuring so that you don’t reinforce their fear. On a final note, don’t forget your smaller furry friends, cover hutches with blankets to help reduce the noise and flashing lights or, if possible, build a safe haven indoors

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Open Day Fri 18th Oct 9:30-12:00

Chickens are coming to Shellingford The children and staff at Positive Steps Day Nursery in Shellingford are very excited this month as their new chickens are due to arrive very soon. The chicken coop and run are being installed and then 4 bantam chickens will take up residence. The chickens will be about 12 weeks old when they arrive. The children are really looking forward to naming them and are already coming up with some great ideas for names. It’s a great opportunity for the children to learn how to take care of animals as they will be cleaning them out and feeding them as part of the daily routine at the nursery. Next year when they are fully grown the chickens should lay eggs for the children to cook with. The chickens will compliment the ethos of the nursery with regards to learning and development for the children with their programme for growing fruit and vegetables and teaching the children how to cook healthy food.

THE GRANGE CARE CENTRE Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, Oxfordshire Quality 24-hour residential nursing care for elderly persons. Do you need a long or short stay holiday break? If you’re looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, make sure to come and visit us. Ÿ Beautiful landscaped Ÿ Daily activities gardens Ÿ Entertainment Ÿ Nutritional meals Ÿ Residential hairdressing Ÿ Highly trained staff Ÿ Personal furniture Ÿ Single/companion Whether you require 24 hour nursing care, a short break or Ÿ En-suite facilities rooms you’re recovering from an operation, you’ll find just the care you need at The Grange. Ÿ GP visits/24 nursing Ÿ Superb facilities In the serene setting of what was originally a 17th century vicarage, you’ll benefit from the kind of considerate attention our dedicated staff are noted for. We cater to all specialised needs and many of our rooms are en-suite. Although a restful place, there’s no shortage of activities. Live entertainment is often the order of the day and many of our activities take place in the garden.

Please do phone and come and visit us. We would love to meet you and your family. Call 08444 725 182 or email: thegrange@foresthc.com Visit our website: www.foresthc.com


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Screaming Crane Fly!..

Special offer for Autumn! Four players only £38 Saving you £10 Introducing Our New Social Morning Wednesday 9:00 - 1:00 Free tea and coffee Don’t golf alone… Partner up and play with other golfers Men and ladies welcome

Tel: 01367 243944 Faringdon Golf Course, Great Coxwell, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7LU www.faringdongolfcourse.co.uk www.facebook.com/pages/Faringdon-Golf-Course/329807310380423

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. The screaming has started and it is not even Halloween! The cause of many peoples fears seems to be the incredible Crane Fly Tipulidae paludosa often referred to as Daddy Longlegs. They are what we call true flies, really big ones at that, and now it is the peak time to see them. They do not sting, bite or have any venom. In fact they are totally harmless. I always feel sorry for them as they are weak fliers with great long, gangly legs and are soon all to die anyway. Their larvae do not fare any better as they are known as leatherjackets and have a taste for lawns, feeding on the grass roots. Golf courses are a particular favourite making them most unpopular with grounds men. The adults, both male and female, have amazing balancing aids called halteres which are just behind their wings. The females also have a really cleverly pointed abdomen which is called an ovipositor. She will use this to push into the ground and lay her precious eggs into the soil. The egg hatches into the larva and this grows until it pupates, (it has to go through metamorphosis just like a butterfly). The adults then emerge from August to October, but mostly in September, and are mainly nocturnal. They hardly feed at all and if they do it will only be a quick sip of nectar. Searching out mates they then lay their eggs into grassland, preferring it damp and short. Then as their eggs begin their life, their parents ends. (Hope you are not so scared now but almost feeling a twinge of sadness?). Easy to catch, but handle with care as their legs can break off. Great seasonal indicators, right up there with blackberrying, ploughed fields and pumpkins. Sally-Ann Spence Email:minibeastmayhem@gmail.com Web: www.minibeastmayhem.com Twitter:@minibeastmayhem


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Music, Dancing, Meet some new friends!.. Sat 12 Oct Nostalgia Evening 50’s 60’s 70’s music a bit of Jaz! Faringdon Bowls Club 12th October 7.15 - 10.45 pm. Tickets £10 including a cold supper. Tickets and enquiries : 01367 244853 In aid of Myeloma Cancer Research

Chickens @ Seven Acres Nurseries

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Food and Wine Matching Food & wine in itself is an interesting subject. Get it right and you create a harmonious sensory experience, enhancing the flavours of both food and wine. Get it wrong and the result can lead to flavours that can grate against each other. Given the expanse of the various cuisines in our midst, the task can be somewhat daunting. From my non-scientific background, (I have neither the time nor inclination to learn theories of taste compounds etc, but for those of you out there who do, I appreciate your ability!), try adopting a weight and flavour approach. Put simply, light wines match with light foods and heavier wines marry with heavier foods. (And you thought I was going to let you in on an amazing secret – didn’t you??). Take, for example, a subtle and delicate fish such as sole and partner it with a refreshing, light, crisp white wine such as sauvignon blanc. A meatier fish like monkfish would pair very well with a white wine of fuller body, such as a buttery Chardonnay. Moving forward on the weight scale, a barbecued rib eye steak would dominate a light red such as gamay or pinot noir, but would stand up to the primary fruit and cracked pepper flavour profile of an Australian shiraz. The flavour aspect of this theory simply pinpoints the wine according to the main flavour profile of the dish with which it is to be served, highlighted in the last example. Pork fillet in a creamy mushroom sauce would pair well with a lightly oaked chardonnay, where as a pork based casserole with tomato sauce would taste amazing with a southern French wine with herbaceous aromas and flavours such as Fitou or I have also paired it with Chianti and it worked a treat. All in all, the best way to approach food and wine matching is to note the distinctive aroma, flavour and weight profile when tasting a wine and start imagining what the wine could accompany in the food world. Practice makes perfect and before long, you’ll be making fabulous matches of your own! Donna 01367 241169 / 07919 241881 Email: donnarogers@denboerwines.com www.denboerwines.com

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Take a short break in one of our luxurious homes and enjoy up to two nights on us. Stay for up to 7 nights for the price of 5 this summer, at selected care homes. Our flexible booking system means that you can arrive and Downs View Care Centre Badbury leave on whichever day of the week suits you best. Maintained Swindon SN4 OEU to high standards, our thoughtfully designed care homes offer 01793 740240 24 hour, premium quality nursing, personal and specialist Residential and Specialist Dementia Care. Dementia Care We provide a complete range of facilities and services to suit Respite and Day Care your individual care needs. Every home offers extremely comfortable, stimulating safe and friendly atmosphere, so its Church View Nursing Home not surprising that our homes have consistently gained high Rainer Close Stratton St. Margaret Swindon SN3 4YA ratings from the Care Quality Commission.


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Friday December 13th 2013 Leaving Faringdon Market Square at 8:45 am Tickets available ÂŁ25 Call Margo Manning Faringdon Fundraiser's In aid of Myeloma Cancer Research UK

People are being sought to be part of a friends group that will help shape the future of how Faringdon Library will be run. The library is one of 21 in the county which will deliver services differently from April 2015, with volunteers supporting staff in the running of the library. The county council is working closely with communities across Oxfordshire to put the new operating model in place, and to maintain current opening hours. It is now seeking members of the public to form a friends group for Faringdon Library. This group will speak for the local area on matters related to the library, and will help with delivering the volunteering model there, which will see around 20 hours per week of volunteer time. An Open Evening will be held at the library between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday 23 October for anyone interested in finding out more about. Alternatively, please contact James Hazlewood, the county council’s Community Libraries Coordinator, on james.hazlewood@oxf ordshire.gov.uk for more information. Judith Heathcoat County Councillor for Faringdon

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Penny Hancock - published 2012 The cover of the book tell us: " He chose to come to the River House, she chose to keep him there forever " and that is pretty much how the story goes. It is described as a psychological thriller. Sonia is a forty-something married woman living in a large London house on the banks of the river Thames. She abducts a teenage boy because he reminds her of someone in her past. The story takes us through the turmoil of the abduction and the complications of keeping him concealed and alive, as well as her sexual fantasies about him. At the same time we are taken back through her childhood within a dysfunctional family, we eventually learn how she became so psychologically damaged. Her secrets are revealed as her breakdown progresses. The story is told in part by Sonia and also by her friend Helen. I have read a lot of reviews about Tideline and many of the readers thoroughly enjoyed it and found it to be a fascinating, intriguing, and exciting book. Some however did not really enjoy it and unfortunately I am one of those. I found the subject matter rather distasteful and disturbing. However I must admit that I actually did finish Tideline and have since found myself thinking about it a lot. So it has definitely left some sort of impression on me. I am also still wondering exactly what did happen in the end. The descriptive writing, especially about the river, is excellent and atmospheric makes you shiver at times. If you do decide to read this book I would be most interested to know what you think about it - and whether you agree with my assessment or if you are one of those who thoroughly enjoyed reading it. This is Penny Hancock's debut novel. She grew up in South East London and then studied for an English degree in Newcastle Upon Tyne. For several years she taught English as a foreign language. It was an Arvon writing course and an MA in creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University that encouraged her to write her first novel. Tideline is one of Richard & Judy's recommended reads. Penny's second novel "The Darkening Hour" is now available.

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Fancy a Game?‌ The sights and sounds of autumn really give way to comfort food. I often think about food that you can eat in front of the fire just with a spoon or a fork. Please forgive me for this, I was brought up to always eat at the table, so don't mention this to passing family! The weather also spells for more robust flavours, warming and nourishing us to help pass through these cold months with ease. And I am sure I have mentioned before, the autumn provides us with a true bounty of produce. Fruits, vegetables and of course game. Take the chance to make the most of game season. And with such a choice we are really spoilt. So pop round to see the boys at Pat Thomas and they will sort you out with what ever it is you fancy. And no plucking involved! It's really not at all complicated to cook game. Oh!.. and also, it is not hung for quite so long any more. I was always put off game as the flavour was really quite high, the meat being hung for rather too long in my opinion. But I would hope to convince you that most game does not taste 'gamey' any more! It should be succulent, tender and just plain gorgeous! One thing to remember though, is that game is very lean, so careful cooking is important, cooking it either pretty quickly or very slowly will give the best results. For a seasonal dish with a local twist, try this. Peel and chop a small onion. Soften in a generous knob of butter in a large oven proof pan until tender. Add a peeled and chopped clove of garlic and cook for a moment more. Next add about 750g diced game mix - or even just perhaps pheasant or even guinea fowl - and cook until opaque. Pour in a bottle of local Sideburn cider adding a good few sprigs of thyme and 3-4 bay leaves. Season well then bring up to the boil. Add a lid then place the whole thing in the oven at about 180°C/gas mark 4 for an hour or until tender. Take from the oven and remove the lid. Place on the hob then add a good 100ml double cream. Let the stew bubble until it reduces and thickens. This will likely take about 10 minutes depending on the size of your pan. Whilst this bubbling is going on, core and wedge 3 apples then gently fry them in a little butter until golden and softened. Serve the game casserole with lashings of mustardy mashed potatoes topped with the golden apples. And in front of the fire with just a fork, if you feel rather daring!

Lesley Holdship Hare in the Woods facebook.com/hareinthewoods Twitter @hareinthewoods


Rob.. The Cheese Man! Best selection.. Best Cheese.. We offer government funded Nursery places to some 2 year olds, as well as 3 and 4 year olds For more information, contact

01367 243800 visit www.theoldstationnursery.co.uk

Delice de Bourgogne Colston Bassett Little Hereford Hereford Hop Lyburn Gold Coquetdale Dorset Red Gorwydd Cheviot Rob Cornish Pasty’s. Outdoor Reared Cotswold Gammon Ham.

01367 241702 Market Place, SN7 7HP Faringdon

Saturday 19th - Burlesque Dinner with Tabitha Taboo & Lulu Macaroon

Sat 5 October Oktoberfest @ The Bobbin, 8pm Join us for Oktoberfest in which we celebrate German beer, food and music! Ticket price ÂŁ25 a head which includes all food and beer. Test your skill in our Yodeling competition too!!! Film Club Every Tuesday night 8pm

Open Hours Tue - Sat 6 - 12 Closed Mon & Sun


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Smoked Salmon and Guacamole Shots Pear, Date and Walnut Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing Chicken Liver and Cranberry Pate with Toasted Soldiers Spicy Parsnip Soup with Fresh Bread and Butter ****** Roast Turkey served with Pig in Blankets, Pork and Chestnut Stuffing Classic Beef Wellington Roasted Cod with Lemon and Parsley Crumb Aubergine stuffed with Mozzarella, Tomato, Onion, Mushrooms and Olives topped with Parmesan All mains served with – Roasted Potatoes Honey Roasted Parsnips Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Red Onion Carrots with Thyme Butter Braised Red Cabbage ****** Mince Pie Cheesecake Christmas Pudding with Baileys Cream Santa Hat Brownie Cheese and Biscuits


Should we be calorie counting? If you’ve read my recent articles you’ll know that the best way to lose weight and keep if off is by making a lifestyle change. When people count calories to manage their weight they are usually following a diet rather than making a lifestyle change. The basis of a calorie controlled diet is that if you burn more calories than you consume you will lose weight. While that’s true in principle, the reverse is perhaps more likely - if you eat more calories than you burn you will gain weight. Calories are measures of energy but when it comes to weight management they can be meaningless if taken in isolation. Instead, we need to look at where the calories come from. Our calories come from three macro nutrients in the diet – fat, protein and carbohydrate. These foods are digested, transported, and metabolised differently and affect the body functions in different ways. This article is going to discuss the effects of sugar and insulin on the body’s fat stores. Some of the foods we eat stimulate the release of insulin more than others. Insulin is a hormone released by the pancreas telling your cells to absorb sugar from the bloodstream. Carbohydrates like sugar, bread, pasta and potatoes can cause massive blood sugar spikes which trigger the release of insulin. Our body turns the excess sugar absorbed into the cells into fat and stores it away, increasing our stores of active fat tissue. If you avoid stimulating your body’s production of insulin the locking in of fat can be prevented and the body will even start to release fat from the cells to be burned as energy. In a nutshell, reducing your insulin levels will help you to lose weight. How do you reduce the amount of insulin your body produces? A diet of low GI (Glycemic Index - The speed at which the sugars are absorbed) and low GL (Glycemic Load - The amount of sugars in the food ) foods will have a low impact on the blood’s sugar level, eliminating those blood sugar spikes and the resulting increase in your body’s active fat stores. Examples of low GI and low GL foods are: Low GI - Cherries, grapefruit, prunes, broccoli, cabbage, mushrooms, yams and sweet potatoes. Low GL - Strawberries, blueberries, plain unsweetened yogurt, meat and fish, spinach and asparagus. Combining foods such as fats and protein with your carbohydrates slows down the speed at which the sugars are released into the bloodstream, also preventing sugar spikes and fat storage. Breakfast idea: Scrambled egg on wholemeal seeded toast with organic butter Lunch idea: Chicken salad Evening Meal: Prawns and stir fried vegetables Snacks: Hummus and oatcakes / Meat and nuts. Why not look up the GI and GL foods online? You might be surprised at what you find! Good luck

The Gym at Carswell 01367 870837 Please email: richard@thegymatcarswell.co.uk www.thegymatcarswell.co.uk


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Cameo Glass, 100 Faraday Park, Dorcan Ind. Est., Swindon, SN3 5JF Tel: 01793 513864 Fax: 01793 535476 Email: sales@cameo-glass.com

Christmas Craft Fair Sunday 24th Nov. In aid of Stanford in the Vale Pre School. Registered Charity Number 1137534 A Fantastic Family Christmas Event ! We warmly invite you to come and to pick up some wonderful, high quality gifts and treats made by local Artisan Crafter's and products from local businesses. Then let your little ones make beautiful gifts and decorations at our "little crafter's" tables. Relax and enjoy some delicious homemade festive refreshments. Highly acclaimed local photographer Judi Checketts will be there for mini family photo shoots (places are limited) 2-5pm Stanford in the Vale Village Halls. (cash only event) For all enquiries for tables and to book mini photo shoot places contact Chrissy on 07733113216


Faringdon Dramatic Society, affiliated to Noda and ODN, presents for your entertainment THE SCARLET PUMPERNICKEL By Dave Buchanan The villagers of Saucisson-Sur-Mer are shocked when Citizen Chauvelin threatens to ban their beloved pastime of boules unless they turn over the Scarlet Pumpernickel. When Chauvelin arrests heroine Simone de Boudoir, hero Percy Breakneck plus the Three Fops, Dame Mimi Blancmange and Mayor Gaston Legroom devise a cunning rescue plan. The Chateau where Simone is held is (allegedly) haunted, and the scene is set for a denouement of thrills and comic horror. Read through - (Adults and Children –years 5/6 and over) Wednesday 16th October at 8pm United Church, Coxwell Road Roundabout, Faringdon. (Limited parking behind the church) Auditions – Wednesday 23rd October 7pm United Church (as above) Performances will be on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January and Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February, 2014 www.faringdondramatic.org.uk

a specialist firm dealing with Private Client work including Wills • Estate Administration • Lasting Powers of Attorney and all aspects of residential property and conveyancing work such as Sales • Purchases • Remortgages • Shared Ownership Development Transactions • Land Transactions • Property Investment Angel Wilkins LLP, The White Barn, Manor Farm, Manor Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8NE Tel: 01235 775100 Fax: 01235 775101 Email: neil@angelwilkins.co.uk - amanda@angelwilkins.co.uk - suzy@angelwilkins.co.uk - elizabeth@angelwilkins.co.uk www.angelwilkins.co.uk Angel Wilkins LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: SRA number: 524327

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Date

Event

Venue

Time

Fernham Wives Singing Group

Ferndale School, Faringdon

Contact

Charge/info

7pm

Tue 1st

Rock and Roll Bingo

The Swan, Faringdon

Thur 3rd

Faringdon Community College Open Day

8pm

facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

£1 per card

Fcc, Faringdon

5:30pm 8pm

office@fcc.oxon.sch.uk 01367 240375/240628

Thur 3rd

White Horse Garden Club Talk: The Gardens - Blewbury Manor

Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington

7.30pm

Pamela : 01367-820251 parrottspreene@aol.com

Thurs 3rd

Folk Night

The Swan, Faringdon

8:30pm

Rachel@ragaland.freeserve.co.uk

Fri 4th

Live music The Shadow Monkeys

The Swan, Faringdon

9pm

Fri 4th

Bob Bowles

The Bell Hotel

9pm midnight

Sat 5th

Fundraising Car Wash

Faringfon Fire Station, Station Road

10am 4pm

Sat 5th

Operation Christmas Child Bazaar

Corn Exchange, Faringdon

10am - 12 noon

Sat 5th

Live Music - Deja Vu

The Swan, Faringdon

9pm

Sat 5th

Councillors Surgery

The Library, Faringdon

10am 11.30am

Sat 5th

Oktoberfest

The Bobbin, Faringdon

8pm

book@bobbin-bistro.co.uk 01367 240578

Sun 6th

Folly Tower Open

Faringdon Folly

11am 5pm

www.faringdonfolly.org.uk

Tue 8th

Faringdon & District U3A Open Morning

Corn Exchange, Faringdon

10am 11.30am

Sylvia Bowley: 01367 241296 Faringdondistrictu3a.wordpress.com

Wed 9th

Faringdon Community Education Enrolment Day

Friends Meeting House, Lechlade Rd, Faringdon

10-11am, 6.307.30pm

Thurs 10th

Open Mic Night

The Swan, Faringdon

7:30pm

facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

Free

01367 244853

£10 including cold supper

Tue 1st

facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

Free Free

Free

Adults £2, 11-16 years 50p, U16s Free

www.faringdon-community-education.com/

01367 240929

Sat 12th

Nostalgia Evening

Faringdon Bowls Club

7.15 10.45pm

Sat 12th

Buckland Apple Day

Buckland Memorial Hall, Buckland

11am 3pm

Sun 13th

DJ Al Citizen Cane Ska & Regga

The Swan, Faringdon

6pm

Sun 13th

Faringdon Free Food Planting Session

Pump House, Swan Lane, Faringdon

10 am12noon

faringdonfreefood.org/contact-us/

Fri 11th Sun 13th

Faringdon Art Society’s 49th Annual Members Exhibition

Corn Exchange

10am 6pm

shelaghbaxter@gmail.com www.faringdonartsociety.org.uk

Sun 13th

National Trust Coleshill Mill Open Day

Coleshill Estate

2-5pm

Thurs 17th

Folk Night

The Swan, Faringdon

8:30pm

Fri 18th

African Children’s Fund Fashion Show

Corn Exchange

Sat 19th

Craft Fair

Sat 19th

Live Music - The Shark Dentists

Sat 20th

Folly Tower Open - last of season

Sun 20th Wed 23

facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

Free Free

Adults £2.50 Children £1.25 Rachel@ragaland.freeserve.co.uk

Free

7.30pm

info@africanchildrensfund.org

Advance £5 On door £6

Corn exchange

10 am 4pm

01367 241204

The Swan, Faringdon

9.30pm

facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

Faringdon Folly

11am 5pm

www.faringdonfolly.org.uk

Adults £2, 11-16 years 50p, U16s Free

National Trust Seed Gathering Guided Walk

Coleshill Estate

1-3pm

01793 762209

Adults £3 Children (7+) £1.50

Friends of Faringdon Library Open Meeting

Faringdon Library

6-8pm

james.hazlewood@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Thurs 24th

Open Mic Night

The Swan, Faringdon

7:30pm

facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

Thur 24th

U3A Talk: Travels with Auntie by Alistair Lack

Corn Exchange

2.15pm

Sylvia Bowley: 01367 241296 Faringdondistrictu3a.wordpress.com

Sun 27th

National Trust Great British Walk - White Horse Hill to Ashdown Estate

White Horse Hill Car park

10am 3pm

Booking essential 01793 762209

Free Over 8s only

Tue 29th

Rock and Roll Bingo

The Swan, Faringdon

8pm

facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

£1 per card

Wed 30th

Mahjong Evening

Faringdon Library

67.30pm

Tickets available from library

Free

Free

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Out and About


Local Events Date

Event

Venue

Time

Contact

Charge/info

Faringdon.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Free

Regular Events Every Mon, Tue & Wed

Free One to One IT Help

Faringdon Library

2:30pm 4:30pm

Every Mon

Singing group by Mums for Mums

Corn Exchange, Faringdon

9:30am 11am

Every Mon

Lunch Box Singing

Faringdon Library

1pm 2pm

Sheena 01367 240311

First taster session. Free. Open to all

3rd Mon

Faringdon WI

Corn Exchange,

2pm

Audrey Jefferies 01367 240464

£33 per year membership

1st Tue

Farmers Market

Market Place, Faringdon

Until 1pm

01367 710445 Faringdon.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Free

£2 per family

1st Tue

Coffee Morning

Faringdon Library

10:30am 11:30am

Every Tue

Quizzzz

Portwell Angel

7:30pm

01367 248030 portwellangel@googlemail.com

£1 per person per game Winner takes proceeds

Every Tue

Pub Quiz

The Prince of Wales, Shrivenham

9pm

www.powshrivenham.com

£1 per person. Cash prizes

1st Wed

Buckland WI - Speaker and meeting each month

The Memorial Hall, Buckland

7pm

Libby Calvert 01367 870803

Non members £4 incl. refreshment

To Advertise call Lou on 01367 244975 or 0789 455 455 1 or email lou@theadvertisermagazine.net 2nd Wed

Follies Dollies WI

The Old Town Hall

7:30pm

Becka 07841 431219

Every Wed

Open House - Coffee

Great Coxwell Reading Room

10:30am 11:30am

01367 241179

Coffee and Conversation Everyone welcome

1st & 3rd Wed

Faringdon Youth Project Drop-in Sessions

Faringdon Library

4pm 5:30pm

faringdon.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Free

Every Thur

Women’s Drop In

United Church Faringdon

12:30 2:30pm

Term time only

Coffee/tea, cake and a chat Free - donations welcome

1st & 3rd Thur

Folk Night

The Swan

7:30

faringdon.womensdropin@gmail.com Facebook/the-swan-the-faringdonbrewery

To have your event here call:Lou on 07894 554551 or 01367 244975 or email lou@theadvertisermagazine.net Every Fri

Country Market

Corn Exchange

9:1511.00

Jenny Howard-Jones 01367710382

Every Fri

Rhymetime

Faringdon Library

10:30am 11am

Every Sat

Faringdon Farcycle cycle ride

Leave from Market Place

9am

1st Sun

Great Coxwell Teas

The Reading Room, Great Coxwell

2:30pm 5pm

1st Sun

15 Minuet Club

Cellar Bar Faringdon,

8:30

0771 421 8825

1st & 3rd Sun

Folly Tower Open

Folly Tower, Faringdon

11am 5pm

0845 4758386 www.faringdonfolly.org.uk

Last Sun

Messy Church

United Church, Faringdon

4pm 5:30pm

Tea & coffee available Goods orders taken Free

01367 241142

11-12miles or 25-35 miles Tea, Coffee and delicious cakes available Free Adults £2 11-16s 50p U11s free Free

Crowdy & Rose Solicitors of Faringdon and Lechlade We have a wealth of local knowledge and are an established part of the local community providing for the needs of our clients

Faringdon Branch

2 Market Place, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7HW Tel: 01367 240285 High Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3AE Tel: 01367 252644 www.crowdyandrose.co.uk

Info@crowdyandrose.co.uk

Lechlade Branch


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Experts - local services Stanford-in-the-Vale

Coxwell Cars

FAB now ICC & Vale licensed Established in 2000. Family run - short or longer stays; Medical management service available on enquiry. Veterinary Care provided by adjacent Robert Elliott Veterinary Surgery e-mail: enquiries@vets-surgery.com www.vets-surgery.com

(Faringdon)

Private Hire Any distance - all UK airports and ports, day trips

John Farrow

07772 971 780

01367-710595 Enquiries 0830-1800 M-F & Sat AMs to 1PM.

Fully licensed and insured, CRB approved

MTS FENCING Domestic & Commercial Specialising in Closeboard Quality workmanship and reliability at a fair price

For a free Quotation Contact Matthew 07866 792222/ 01993 845669

Ohm Electrix Electrical services and Installations Web: www.ohm-electrix.co.uk Fully qualified and insured electrician. All types of domestic work undertaken, from small jobs to garden and garage power, to full rewires. Commercial and Solar PV work also catered for. Friendly, professional service from a local company.

Contact us to discuss your needs, and get a free, no obligation estimate and advice.

Phone: 07879 013359

15 Year Guarantee on Closeboard Fencing

Registered with the NICEIC domestic installer “part P” SCHEME

Chickens & Poultry Feed

SERVICES

All at unbeatable prices Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

Open Mon-Sat 8am-12 noon Closed bank holidays Tel: 01865 821537 or 07759551946 www.mjhodgkins.co.uk

www.thebarbersfaringdon.co.uk

Mail: Ohm.Electrix@Gmail.com

Nash Motor Vehicle Services LTD

Michael Nash 01367 240082 07889 197046

Independent All makes of car servicing & MOT testing

nmvs72@gmail.com Park Road Faringdon SN7 7BP

New Barn Farm, Longworth, OX13 5ED

01367 244611 D.G. Joinery City & Guilds qualified carpenter and joiner. All Carpentry work undertaken Specialist in fitted wardrobes • Kitchen installations Bookcases • Bespoke joinery - including stairs All exterior carpentry including decking, sheds etc. Any building alterations including guttering etc.

Free Quotations Telephone: 07831 680440

M.J DOWELL LANDSCAPING & BUILDING SERVICES EST. 18 YEARS Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

All types of driveways Foundations & Brickwork Shed Bases Patios Fencing-Turfing/Tree & Hedge cutting

01367 243053 or 07767 241301 F A R I N G D O N C A R S A I R P O R T T R A N S F E R S Corporate Service Short/Long Distances Courier Service Business Accounts Executive Cars Driver Hire Insured Cars 4/7 Seaters

01367 243838 / 07894 572919 Enquiries@faringdoncars.co.uk www.faringdoncars.co.uk

Advertise your business here! Call Lou on 07894554551 01367 244975 Or email Lou@theadvertisermagazine.net

Den Boer Wines Quality wines, tastings and events

www.denboerwines.com Tel 01367 241169 Mobile 07919 241881 Email: donnarogers @denboerwines.com

Do you need a part-time bookkeeper? If so phone Pat 01367 243648 07525 351822

Your local electricians Domestic-Commercial-Industrial Faringdon

Tel: 01367 240308

Self Storage Rooms for Business and Home

The Cheap Way to Add Space www.storage4all.co.uk

01367 240880

drew.cameron@ storage4all.co.uk

BGI Answers 1.116 years 2.Ecuador 3.Sheep and Horses 4.November 5.Squirrel fur 6.Dogs 7.Albert 8.Crimson 9.New Zealand 10.Orange


Experts - local services

Ofsted Registered Childminder GOOD grading Osteopathy & Sports Massage

Emma Hudson DO

Personal Training - Sports Massage Core Conditioning Weight Management - Nutritional Advice Tel:07990892575 or 01367 243956 Email: Simon@ellis950.fsnet.co.uk Web: positive-energy.co.uk

20 Years Experience

Helps to relieve back, neck and other musculoskeletal pain and tension Call Emma on 01367 820526 or 07792 599512 For appointments or advice

Has full time and part time places available, flexible hours, Drops off and pickup up from Faringdon Junior and Infant school. Please call Hayley O'Leary on 07585226285 or email hayleyo_leary2005@hotmail.co.uk

ASTON PINE STRIPPING Caustic and non-caustic stripping of all woods & metals. Established for over 15 years - Water Board Approved

ASTON PINE ANTIQUES Stockist's of English and Continental pine furniture, as well as many other antiques - 8,000+ sq.ft of showrooms

Oxford Architectural Antiques Large stock of period fireplaces, doors, panelling, The Warehouse, Ferndale St, Faringdon, Oxon, SN7 7BE

Tel: 01367 242268

For all enquiries & Appointments

Call Sam 07766 867667 samhairdressers@hotmail.co.uk

Counselling Maureen Hunt MBACP Diploma in psychodynamic practise

Counsellor/Trainer/Supervisor Experienced in

Relationships, Stress, Abuse & Bereavement. Adults /Adolescences /Couples

Long & short term counselling To make an appointment

Tel 01367-244736

DENTURE REPAIRS

Tom Wheeler Comprehensive

GARETH MORGAN MDTA

Window Cleaning Service

Registered Dental Technician

Also: Patios, Conservatories Gutters, Fascia Boards

Express or Same Day Service Call anytime on

01285 711746 / 07761 650346

Call Tom: 07762 380733

The Advertiser is produced by Lou Guthrie published by The Advertiser Magazine Ltd Tel: 07894 554551. All artwork designed by us is the copyright of The Advertiser Magazine Ltd and must not be used by or in any other publication, in whatsoever format, without our prior written consent. No part of this publication, whether advert, pictures or text, may be reproduced in any format whatsoever without the prior written consent of The Advertiser Magazine Ltd . The information published in the advertisements and other articles is supplied and approved by advertisers. The Advertiser Magazine Ltd does not verify or ratify any claims made in such advertisements or text, nor does it accept any claims or liability arising from contact with or use of services advertised. Every effort is made to ensure the accurate reproduction of information supplied by advertisers in their advertisements or other text submitted. Any inaccuracies must be notified to the publisher immediately following the first insertion so that amendments may be made for subsequent issues. The Publisher does not accept responsibility or liability for claims arising for inaccuracies published in advertisements where the advertiser has not advised The Advertiser Magazine Ltd prior to publication.


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www.lisamoore-photography.com lmoore965@btinternet.com Lisa Moore….07854 651961

K…. Therapeutic Massage

Specialising in Muscular Conditions Whiplash, Sciatica, Neck and Back Pain Serious therapy…Serious results (usually) …………….. for serious people.

Therapeutic-Relaxation-Sports Massages

07775 616239 ~1 Market Place, Faringdon

Formally itney W n I w o N

Call us now on 01993 776262

51 High Street, Witney, OX28 6JA We look forward to welcoming you!


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