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September 2013

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

Inside this month: A Little Nibble: Lovely duck Talk to the Vet: Hollywood smile Whisky Review: The Isle of Arran Tiensa’s Budgens: Did you know?‌ 1st Choice Cars: New in Faringdon Book Review: Outlander - The series Promoting local business, trade and services. Advertise! Be Seen! Call Lou 01367 244975 or 07894 554551


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Ben F Jeffery Born in 1986 grew up in Barnet north London. Always having a keen interest in art ever since his Grandad introduced him to the work of John Varley, the renowned 18th Century watercolour artist. The Varley’s are related to the Jeffery family. First realising he wanted to be an artist in secondary school Ben and a few classmates used to have bets to see who could draw the best portrait of someone. He really enjoyed going to school and showing them his, to see their reaction. He painted a portrait of his dad for a mock GCSE which got admired by the entire art class. His work is fairly diverse ranging from portraits to landscapes in both pencil and oils. Ben loves working with vivid, bright colours to create a unique and modern style. To see more of Bens work visit‌

www.benfjeffery.com benjefferyIllustrator@live.co.uk To Advertise call Lou on 01367 244975 or 0789 455 455 1 or email lou@theadvertisermagazine.net


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WHO’S NEXT?

Business Update Faringdon Business Breakfast Club Despite some absences due to the holiday season, the monthly meeting of FBBC - Faringdon Business Breakfast Club - attracted almost 20 local business people, several for the first time, to the Sudbury House Hotel, Faringdon on Monday 5th August. After coffee and the opportunity to share contacts, the attendees tucked into their usual hearty breakfast before Club Chairman, Paul Brame, kicked off proceedings. Each delegate took the opportunity to stand in turn to introduce their business and the kind of opportunities they're looking for and notable contributions were provided by: Will writer Gordon Mitchell who alerted to the need to redraft wills following divorce and to the perils of Intestacy. Insurance Broker Stuart Plane from Stackhouse Poland who told of insuring a client’s £50,000 denim jeans collection. Business Coach and local Entrepreneur Des Coates who is proud to use local suppliers as far as possible in their boutique hotels.

Call Trish: 01367 820060 Cowleaze Farm, Woolstone, Oxon SN7 7QS Email: thedogstudio@live.co.uk As is usual for the ‘holiday’ months, the guest speaker slot was replaced with a series of ‘Mini 1-2-1’s’ giving everyone the opportunity to sit down with 3 other attendees and gain a more meaningful understanding of each’s business. Many used this opportunity to share business opportunities and a number of individual meetings to develop these opportunities were booked as a result. FBBC is an informal Business Networking Club which has been attended by in excess of 300 members during its 10 year existence. FBBC meets at 7.30 a.m. on the First working Monday of each Month at the Sudbury House Hotel. There is no membership fee and no restrictions on which businesses can attend. More information can be found on the Club's website: http://www.fbbc-networking.co.uk FBBC's next meeting will be on Monday 2nd September when the guest speaker will be Graham Dawson of Routes 2 Success whose talk will be entitled “How Facilitation delivers successful Change”: ‘The increasing pace and demands of business require organisations to deal with continual change. Many change programmes fail to deliver the desired outcomes …..the use of appropriate Facilitation techniques will improve the likelihood of success….. Routes 2 Success will deliver a brief introduction to Facilitation, including a very short participative exercise.’ Cost will be £10.00 to cover Breakfast and Refreshments. If you'd like to join us, please call the booking line on 0845 003 1340 or email paul.brame@morgan-cole.com to book your place.

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Lets talk about Whisky

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Often called ‘Scotland in miniature’ because of it’s varied landscape, Arran is an island that historically had 50 or so distilleries operating at one time. The whisky was very well thought of but, due to the high taxes imposed, the majority of the distillers operated illegally. One of these was the ancestor of a gentleman who lives locally (as some of you may have seen in the recent story on our Facebook page) but unfortunately, despite the legendary ability of island distillers to evade detection, this particular miscreant was caught and hung! Times have changed and in 1994 work began at Lochranza on the first legal distillery on Arran since the late 1800s. It is a compact and extremely attractive distillery, and an ideal place to gain an overview all the distillery processes. Located in a very scenic setting there are even some resident eagles on the adjacent mountain and these iconic symbols of the distillery obliged with a fly past along with one of their offspring when I was there! Now in it’s eighteenth year of production the distillery has an expanding range of whiskies that, to our minds, are just getting better and better. Characteristically fruity, floral and spicy with a well balanced creamy sweetness and a hint of green apple, the differing influence of maturation cask type and age shows in the various expressions that currently go from a 10 year old to a 16 year old, with an 18 year old due out next year. One of our best sellers has to be the Arran 14 year old. Matured in both sherry and bourbon casks, this is a beautiful, rich mouth filling dram. Vanilla, spice, caramelised stewed fruit and custard are all present and quite irresistible. It’s older sibling, the limited release 16 year old, carries on the dessert theme but this time with crème brulee, chocolate and orange. Other whiskies of note are the excellent single cask bourbon or sherry cask releases that are specially chosen for being prime examples of what the distillery produces, the second release of the Devil’s Punchbowl series (that has been created by blending whisky from ex-Oloroso sherry casks, bourbon cask and some peated whisky) and the lightly peated Machrie Moor – named after a legend strewn peat bog, and bringing to the range a whisky that adds in a delightful hint of smoke to citrus, vanilla and spice.

Fran Thomas Arkwrights Whisky and Wines To Advertise call Lou on 01367 244975 or 0789 455 455 1 or email lou@theadvertisermagazine.net


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Rob.. The Cheese Man! Best selection.. Best Cheese.. Cambozola Blue Brie. Old Timer Vintage Lancashire. Cornish Blue. Winchester. Coquetdale. Applebys. Dorset Blue. Vinny. Rob Cornish Pasty’s. Outdoor Reared Cotswold Gammon Ham.

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Talk to the Vet !

Hollywood Smile or Nasty?.‌‌ Most people do not realise the importance of treating your pets teeth in the same way as you would your own. Dental disease is the most common disease in adult dogs it effects over 87% of dogs and 70% of cats over the age of three years, which can lead to: gingivitis which is inflammation of the gum, pain, bad breath, tooth root abscess, sepsis, bleeding from the gums and anorexia, the bacteria from the mouth can even lead to heart and kidney disease. Symptoms can range from pawing at the mouth, loss of appetite, dropping food, bad breath, visible tartar, dribbling, head shaking, spotting of blood in saliva and wanting to eat from the bowl but just cant. To help prevent dental disease best practice is to brush your pets teeth daily similar to how we brush our own. But you must use special pet tooth paste as the fluoride in human tooth paste can harm our pets. There are lots of products that can help as well if your pet does not let you brush their snappy nashers, there are supplements that you can put on the food or in the water. If you have any concerns regarding you pets teeth please book an appointment with your vet or please call us for more information. Polly Noviss

Graham Pursey 01367 242 777

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Outlander – The Series Diana Gabaldon

Lets talk about books !

This month I am going to review a series of books that I have been reading since a friend recommended them to me last year. I haven’t finished the series yet though, I am on book 5 at the moment. Yes it is taking me quite a while but they are long books and I read them in between the other books I review. The first in the series, “Outlander “ (originally published in UK as “Cross Stitch” ) starts us off in Scotland in the 1940’s. We are introduced to Claire Randall, a former English combat nurse who is back from the Second World War, reunited with her husband Frank and on a second honeymoon in Scotland. She accidentally walks through a standing stone in an ancient stone circle and is suddenly taken back in time to Jacobite Scotland, leaving Frank behind. She is now in the year 1743, an “Outlander” in a Scotland torn by war and raiding highland clans. She then meets and falls in love with Jamie Fraser, a brave red headed Scots warrior. The series centres on the romance and adventures of Claire and Jamie in eighteenth and twentieth century Scotland, France, The West Indies, America and England. These are long books and at times perhaps a little too long. They are, in my opinion, written in such an interesting way that you just keep going. As the story involves time travel there has to be an element of scepticism while reading it. However the author has immense knowledge about the subject matters she introduces us to, for example the use of herbs in medicine and the superstitions folk had in those times, and although there are some minor tweaks to some of the historical facts it all becomes very believable and enjoyable. The reader meets many famous and infamous historical characters and follows Claire and Jamie through many adventures – nice and nasty. I would recommend reading the series in the intended order as the stories do interweave with each other. There are seven books in the series – the eighth one will be available from Amazon in March 2014 – I wonder if it will be the last! This series of books is engrossing, exciting and long. I love them, and am beginning to feel that the characters portrayed are all part of some extended family of mine – well I have known them all for nearly a year!! If you like historical fiction, lots of adventure and a good romance you will like them too. Be warned though that there is some adult content and harrowing violence, albeit relevant to the plot. One of the reasons I wanted to review this series is because I saw on the Internet recently that Ronald D Moore (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica) is producing a TV adaptation of the story and the production location will be Cumbernauld in Scotland. Sam Heughan, a Scottish actor, will reportedly play Jamie, and Tobias Menzies, an English actor, will be Frank/Jack Randall – still no news about who will portray Claire. It is being produced by an American Cable TV channel called Starz and will employ a local crew of about 200 as well as an estimated 2400 supporting roles cast locally. Well I really hope that it is going to be shown to us in the UK too. Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins grew up in Flagstaff Arizona and is of Mexican-American and English descent. She has earned three degrees, a B.S in Zoology, an M.S. in Marine Biology, and a PhD in ecology. The Outlander series started by accident, when Diana decided to write a novel for practice, in order to decide whether she wanted to do that for real – and she did, and I am glad about that. Enjoy .........

Pat Evans

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Spice up your diet when eating for fat loss Lots of people assume that when switching to a healthy diet to lose body fat they have to eat boring and bland meals. This is why a lot of people ultimately fall off the wagon and return to unhealthy foods high in artificial flavourings and sugar. So why don’t we focus on how you can flavour your foods so that they are not just more enjoyable but will enhance your health and help you accomplish your weight loss goals along the way.

Cinnamon Cinnamon is an amazing addition to sweet and savoury dishes alike and can be easily sprinkled on anything from chili dishes to yogurt and oats and even added to a coffee for a flavour kick. The health benefits of cinnamon even out do the flavour - it can help control blood sugar and insulin levels helping with insulin sensitivity, warding off diabetes and reducing blood sugar crashes therefore reducing cravings.

Cayenne Pepper Cayenne peppers contain a compound called capsaicin, this is the compound that gives the chilli peppers their heat and has been shown to increase thermogenesis which can have beneficial impacts on metabolism and fat storage. Research suggests that thermogenic ingredients can boost metabolism by up to 5%. So adding extra chili to your meals is a definite yes and will give those bland dishes a much needed kick.

Black Pepper The substance in black pepper that gives it that peppery flavour, called piperine, has been shown to help the body burn more calories through the process of thermogenesis. Piperine can also help your body use nutrients more efficiently by increasing the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach so is a useful, as well as tasty addition to any meal.

Turmeric This spice is normally associated with Indian cooking. It contains a compound called curcumin which has great anti inflammatory properties - it can also reduce the formation of fat tissue by suppressing the blood vessels needed to form it therefore potentially aiding weight loss. Great to spice up any homemade curry!

Ginger Ginger is a great addition to stir fries. As a warming spice it may have thermogenic properties that help increase metabolism, but its greatest benefit comes from its antiinflammatory properties which can help with digestion and soothing the gastrointestinal tract. Mustard Mustard is another ingredient that has thermogenic properties helping you burn more calories. Mustard seeds are also highly nutrient-dense being a member of the cruciferous family (the same as broccoli). Although these are the main spices you might want to add to your diet, they are just the tip of the iceberg and you should try and get as many different varieties of both spices and herbs to get the full array of potential health benefits available.

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Chickens @ Seven Acres Nurseries

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Conserving the small things..

Things do have a habit of becoming extinct, just think about the Dinosaurs and all the prehistoric life that went with them including many plants. Extinction is caused by one or many factors such as climate, disease, changes in sea level and of course asteroids. The sad fact is though, that now we humans are fast tracking species extinction on a massive scale. We are doing so by destroying habitats, pollution, over harvesting, water extraction, global warming and illegal trafficking of species (or parts of) for profit to name but a few. You can not just recreate an extinct species from DNA and reintroduce it. Science is not able to do that yet and by the time it does, chances are that it will not have enough suitable habitat left to live in. Wildlife parks are brilliant but animals very often need to travel vast distances to migrate or to simply keep their gene pool diverse. These parks are always running a war against poachers and the rarer the creature the higher the price on its head. A high price means people are willing to take bigger risks. I was working in a museum recently that had had its Rhino head taxidermy (gifted in 1920's) stolen in an elaborate robbery. This is not an isolated case but sadly now a world wide trend. Schools do cover rare species in their classrooms and my own son has been telling me all about the White Rhino he is studying in primary school. But let's go smaller and look past the large mammals, endearing Pandas and fantastic Mountain Gorillas, lets look at the tiny invertebrates. At present one fifth of the world's invertebrates are at risk. That might not sound much until you realize that invertebrates make up around 80% of all animal life. They dominate ecosystems all over the world at every tropic level above plants, both aquatic and terrestrial. For us alone they do many things including recycle nutrients, pollinate, purify water, dispose of carcasses and dung, provide food, bio controls and keep soils productive. 25% of all insect species are parasites or predators of other insect species. At any one time, it is estimated there are 10 million million million insects on our planets surface. They may well be tiny but their impact is colossal. In the words of Sir David Attenborough, we should do well to remember them. So what can you do? You can record what you see using websites such as www.ispot.org.uk to help with environmental and species monitoring. Take part in country wide citizen science projects like the recent Big Butterfly Count by www.butterfly-conservation.org. Provide habitats such as ponds, mixed wood piles, compost heaps and plant nectar rich flowers as well as larvae food plants. Leave wild areas and plant native trees. Join one of the many great societies such as the Amateur Entomologists' Society www.amentsoc.org & Buglife www.buglife.org.uk. Every little thing counts and every action really does help. Sally-Ann Spence Email:minibeastmayhem@gmail.com Web: www.minibeastmayhem.com Twitter:@minibeastmayhem

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So, everyone knows Budgens in Faringdon, right? It’s been there for years, and before it was Budgens it was Carters…. Well, here are some things you might not know… Tiensa’s Budgens has been independently owned for almost 6 years! Simon Tiensa has owned Budgens since October 2007; he bought the store from Budgens when they decided to sell off their stores to independent retailers. Simon still buys the majority of stock from Budgens, but is also able to buy products locally.

Tiensa’s Budgens is proud to work with over 20 local producers Simon Tiensa

One of the things close to owner Simon’s heart is being able to work with local producers and help keep the local economy growing. His favourites are sausages from Kelmscott Country Pork and eggs from Westmoor Farm. Charles Maclean from Westmoor Farm delivers his eggs, which have only been laid on a Thursday, to the store on a Friday. You can’t get much fresher than that, especially as they come from just 6 miles down the road! The store stocks local ranges including pasta sauce, bacon, cheese, ice-cream, cider, beer, pies, ham, fruit, vegetables (when in season) and cakes! Check out the website www.budgens-faringdon.co.uk to find out more!

Kelmscott Country

Tiensa’s Budgens matches 100’s of prices against Tesco’s Tesco Price Match has been running in the store for most of 2013 and has just relaunched with even more products! Look out for the logo in-store! The store aims to offer you fairly priced high quality products and a wide range of fantastic special offers every week. As part of that commitment to offering you good value you are always guaranteed to find a mix and match deal on fruit and vegetables, making it easier for you to get your five-a-day.

Fruit & Veg Tiensa’s Budgens is proud to support the local community!

Peachcroft Farm

Since buying the store, Simon has been involved in the local community, not just by donating the odd raffle prize to a charity fundraiser but in more significant ways, for example, by sponsoring the recent Follyfest, providing the red Marshall’s t-shirts. Simon is particularly proud to have sponsored Faringdon Town Reserves for the past 6 seasons. Anyone with teenage children in Faringdon has probably heard of The Pump House Project. This Project is transforming the old theatre in the centre of Faringdon into a vibrant centre for parkour, free running, multimedia production, dance and other community activities for young people of the town and Oxfordshire. Tiensa’s Budgens is really pleased to be the first sponsors of the membership t- shirts. Look out for them around the town! Find out more about the Pump House Project at www.thepumphouseproject.co.uk So, come and have a look; support your local store, buy fresh locally produced goods, help us to support the community & get a good deal.

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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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Lovely Duck!‌

September is a month that is absolutely bang on for harvesting produce. Choose from fruits and vegetables and from both wild or cultivated. In fact it is the best month for getting out in to the countryside and looking for hedgerow bounty. Just remember to take a receptacle with you to carry anything you find. I really love seeing the fruits dripping from trees and bushes. The beginning of early autumn is wonderful for English plums, apples and pears with many varieties holding different flavours and colours just waiting to be munched on! Sadly though, these days, we have lost the huge amount of varieties that could be found in gardens across our fair land. For instance there are 7500 varieties of apples. Not just Cox, Braeburn and Pink Lady which are common ones found in the shops. These varieties can be for eating, cooking or cider with different levels of acidity. Plums have many cultivars too, including greengage, Victoria and Mirabelle. All great for making fantastic chutney, puddings and jams. And I love it when you find a tree in the wild that seems to just be in the middle of nowhere. Where do they come from?! These gorgeous orchard fruits are so quintessentially British but I thought that we could do something a bit different this time around veering off around the world a little. For a really quick tasty supper take 4 breasts of duck and score the skin in a little criss cross fashion. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Preheat the oven to 200°C/ gas mark 6 then heat an ovenproof frying pan. Lay the duck in skin side down and fry for around 4 minutes until the fat starts to render from the skin. Turn the duck and fry for a further 2 minutes. Cut 12 plums into quarters and add to the duck along with 2 star anise then place in to the oven for 7-8 minutes. Meanwhile mix together 2tbsp honey, 1tsp chopped ginger, 1 crushed clove of garlic, 3 tbsp soy sauce, 25ml water and set aside. When the duck is ready remove it from the pan and rest on a plate, covering it with foil. Add the honey mixture to the plums and bubble for 2-3 minutes until you have a nice sticky sauce, then slice the duck and return to the pan momentarily, coating it with the sauce then serve with some lovely sticky rice.

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Moderate Reds I was cornered the other day by a client wanting to know why red wines these days seem to be aimed at ‘blowing one’s head off’, often being around 14.5% alcohol by volume. He complained that these wines have a tendency of inducing a blissful comatose state, often sending him off to sleep (much to the annoyance of his wife!). What is the cause? A host of variables. Ÿ Global warming for one, increased warmth and sunshine hours leads to riper grapes with higher sugar content. The process of fermentation turns grape sugars into alcohol. Ÿ Modified yeast strains. In the past, yeast, the catalyst in the fermentation process, gave up the ghost when the alcohol level became too high. New super yeast strains can tough it out through the higher alcohol levels and work on past 16%.

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Ÿ The consumer. Alcohol adds body and richness to wine. The market has leant towards rich, round, fuller bodied reds. It is in the interest and rather good business sense for winemakers to make wines that consumers want to drink! In all fairness, there is nothing wrong with higher alcohol, as long as the wine is well balanced in fruit flavour intensity, acidity, structure (tannins) and body, but like everything, the key is moderation!

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Sollazzo Rosso 2012 Umbria, Italy £6.49 11.5% A blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Barbera, each grape variety was vinified (fermented) separately. Maceration on skins lasted 10 days to extract adequate colour and flavour. The cuvees were blended and left to rest in tank until bottled. This wine has no interaction with oak, preserving the purity of fruit. Primary black fruit characters dominate; cherries and blackberries on the nose with a spicy finish to the palate. Serve with light meat pasta dishes, roast meats, pizzas and cheese.

Donna Rodgers Donna 01367 241169 / 07919 241881 Email: donnarogers@denboerwines.com www.denboerwines.com


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Macmillian Cancer Support The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning! Friday 27th September 9:30 - 12:30 Ferendune Court Residential & Care Home Ash Close Faringdon. 01367 244267 Come and join us for: Homemade Cakes and Biscuits Coffee Tea and Soft Drinks Bric a Brac - Stalls - Grand Raffle Support Your Local Macmilliann Cancer Every one Welkome

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 Daily activities Ÿ Beautiful landscaped 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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Sam and Lorraine spent 13 happy years working at Chapters before leaving to start their own hair salon, Woods Hair & Beauty, which was based at Carswell Golf Club, near Faringdon. When the opportunity arose to buy Chapters they jumped at the opportunity. “Woods was our first joint venture as business owners and a fantastic learning ground. Over seven years we built a loyal customer base from scratch and it was only because we wanted to develop the business that we were looking for larger premises. We both really admired what the previous owners, Peter and Gill Daniels, had achieved with Chapters and we’re thrilled and excited for the chance to build on their success”, said Mrs Curtis. Mrs Merchant added: “We work well together and it was this belief in our business partnership that encouraged us to make the leap from owners of a small hair salon to owners of a large and well-established salon. The location is even more perfect for me as I can walk to work; an unexpected bonus.” Staff members Sam Poole and Sharon Keen from Woods now work alongside existing Chapters staff making a team of 17, offering traditional and contemporary hair styling for men, women and children of all ages. Chapters Hair Design, one of Witney’s longest established hair salons, is situated in an area of the High Street that is fast becoming something of a destination shopping area, with mostly independent businesses offering a wide variety of unique products and services. With such enthusiasm from the new owners, Chapters looks set to remain very much a central part of this happy shopping hub

Call us now on 01993 776262

Formally

We Have Now Moved To Witney

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

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


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Date

Event

Venue

Time

Contact

Charge/info

Sun 1st

Folly Tower Open

Folly Hill, Faringdon

11am 5pm

www.faringdonfolly.org.uk

Adults £2, 11-16s 50 p under 11 free

Sun 1st

Faringdon Leisure Centre Triathlon

Faringdon Leisure Centre

Sun 1st

Car Boot Sale

St Mary’s Church, Buscot

Am

Tue 3rd

Creepy Craft and Story Time

Faringdon Library

2:30pm 3:15pm

Tue 3rd

Rock and Roll Bingo

The Swan, Faringdon

8pm

Facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

£1 per card

Wed 4th Thur 5th

Scrap Trident, a debate Folk Night

Friends Meeting House The Swan, Faringdon

7:30 8:3opm

Karen 01367 241707 Rachel@ragaland.freeserve.co.uk

Free

Fri 6th

Take 2 Duo

The Bell Hotel

9pm midnight

Free

Sat 7th

Councillors Surgery

Faringdon Library

10am 11:30am

All welcome

Sat 7th

Live Music - The Blackwaters

The Swan, Faringdon

9pm

Facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

Free

Sat 7th

Film Club @ The Bobbin

The Bobbin, 1 Bromsgrove Faringdon

2pm

01367 240578 Book@bobbin-bistro.co.uk

Adults Free, Kids £2

Sat 7th

RNLI Seadog saunter

Start @ The Trout Inn, Buckland

3pm

Denis.pope@talktalk.net

Sun 8th

Coleshill Mill Open Day

Coleshill

2pm

Mon 9th

Music & More - weekly classes

Willow Tree Children’s Centre in Bampton

1:50pm 2:40pm

www.musicandmoretots.co.uk Info@musicandmoretots.co.uk

Free two week taster

Tues 10th 17th & 24th

Circle Dance for over 50's

Catholic Church Hall

10:30-12

Lilly@newhaven4.co.uk

Free

Wed 11th

Italian Conversation Lessons @ The Bobbin, 1 Bromsgrove The Bobbin Faringdon

Soll-leisure.co.uk 01367 241755

Free

Adults £2.50, Children £1.25

7pm

£5 per week - 12 week course Free to members £5 visitor

Wed 11th

Folly Dollies WI - Hospital Life and Hot Chocolate

The Old Town Hall, Faringdon

8pm

Thur 12th Thur 12th

Blood Donor Session Open Mic

The Corn Exchange The Swan

1:15-4:00 7:30

Fri 13th

Jive+ for Hope & Aid Direct

Faringdon Junior School

7:30pm midnight

Sat 14th

Gilmore N Jazz

The Bell Hotel

9pm

Sun 15th

Folly Tower Open

Folly Hill, Faringdon

11am 5pm

www.faringdonfolly.org.uk

Adults £2, 11-16s 50 p under 11 free

Sun 15th

Faringdon NCT Nearly New Sale

Faringdon Leisure Centre,

3:15pm 4pm

www.nct.org.uk/faringdon

£1 Adult

Fri 20th

Disclosure

The Bell Hotel

Sat 21st

Live Music - Growler

The Swan Inn, Faringdon

9pm

Facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

Sun 22nd

Greyhound Rescue host a Tea Party

Buscot Park, Faringdon

Midday

www.grweshop.co.uk

Tue 24th

Quiz Night

The Swan Inn, Faringdon

8:30pm

Facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

Wed 25th

Local Author Talk - David Elliot

Faringdon Library

6:30pm 7:30pm

Fri 27th Fri 27th

Crosswords & Butterflies - U3A The Swan

Corn Exchange, Faringdon Open Mic

2:30pm 7:30

Facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

Fri 27th Fri 27th

Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning Back 2 School Retro Night

Ferendune Care Home Sudbury House Hotel

9:3012:30

Ferendune 01367 244267 www.bw-sudburyhouse.co.uk

£23 per person

Sat 28th Sat 28th

Fernham Auction of Promises Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning

Fernham Village Hall Corn Exchange

7:30pm 10-1:00

www.fernham.info Tracy Collen 01367 242327

Free

Sat 28th

Oxfordshire Gala Musical Banquet

All Saints Church, Coleshill

7:30pm

www.musical-banquet.co.uk

£12

Sun 29th

Wedding Fayre

Sudbury House Hotel

11am 3pm

www.bw-sudburyhouse.co.uk

Free

Facebook/the-swan-the-faringdon-brewery

Evening Session 15:45 - 19:15

07974 938265

£8

0300 123 23 23 www.blood.co.uk

Free

Free Free

Free Free

Sylvia Bowley 01367 241296

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

Out and About


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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


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

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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 Mail: Ohm.Electrix@Gmail.com

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

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

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

Extra Income Working From Home

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

Call Malcolm Higgins On 07788582244 for an informal chat that may be rewarding!

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


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

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


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September 2013 Advertiser