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Village LIVING

FREE â—? January 2012

Lifestyle | Community | Business

Steyning Bramber Beeding Ashington Washington Storrington HenďŹ eld Small Dole Ashurst Partridge Green

Welcome to 2012 Wishing you a fabulous year ahead!

Go walkabout

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Everytime you shop at Village Larder from 1st-31st January!

Lovely local walks for everyone

NEW! Simone Hair A monthly guide to style & product

Nutrition

Wellbeing with Papillon Health

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Contents 3

Welcome to January

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Village News & Diary

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New! Simonehair Hair Tips & New Products

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The Village Larder

THE vIllAgE lArdEr 14

guide to Sussex Cheeses 17

An Emotional Release Colonic Hydrotherapy, an insight

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Walk it Off! guide to Sussex Walks

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Nutritionally Yours...

WAlK IT OFF! 18

Nutritional Wellbeing with Papillon Health 24-25

Reader’s Restaurant Review Baloos of Henfield

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Gardening Tree Planting with the Big Plant Nursery

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Mind & Body:

rESTAUrANT rEvIEW 22

New year resolutions with Chris Jones

Where Can You Find Village Living? village living Magazine is delivered to 10,000 homes and businesses across 10 villages.

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Find us in Steyning, Bramber, Beeding, Small dole, Henfield, Ashurst, Partridge green, Washington, Ashington, Storrington as well as selected outlets in Worthing & Shoreham.

Production Toni Barrington The Magazine Production Company 01273 467579 production@villageliving.biz

We are increasing our circulation every month, so if you didn’t receive a copy through your letterbox, you will do very shortly.

© 2012 Village Living

Village Living is published monthly by Katie Downes. 01273 383926 www.villageliving.biz

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5 • BACK IN TIME

Welcome to January!

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elcome to January, here at Village Living we are still sticking to our New Year resolutions, good luck with yours whatever they may be! This month Ginette catches up with nutritionist Jane at Papillon Health and I attempt to walk off some of the Christmas holiday food with some brilliant day walks on the South Downs. Look out for this months top hair tips and products from Simone and her team. Please send us your favourite recipes, with a picture for our Readers Recipe page starting next month. Look out for our competition on p7 to win 2 x tickets for Celtic Dream! Keep me up to date with your news, views and diary dates… Wishing you a fantastic start to 2012 and a prosperous year ahead.

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Brighton Half Marathon 2012 sold out in record time

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he organisers of the Brighton Half Marathon have announced that all public places for 2012 have been snapped up, with the race reaching its maximum capacity of 10,000 places in November 2011. In its 22nd year, the Brighton Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 19th February 2012, starting at finishing on Madeira Drive at Brighton’s seafront. Race Director Becky Stevens commented: “We want to thank everyone who has registered for the 2012 race and has helped us grow to 10,000 runners, selling out in record time. We have a great team behind the race, a superb following and full community support.” Despite public places being sold out it’s not too late to get involved. There are some places left for teams entering the Corporate Charity Challenge or you can run for one of the associated charities. Charities with available places include the official charities The Sussex Beacon, WaterAid, RISE and Pass It On Africa. Other charities with limited places for the Brighton Half

Marathon are The Lily Foundation, The Edward Starr Charitable Trust, St Dunstan’s, The National Brain Appeal, The Argus Appeal, TB Alert, The Nasio Trust, Mind, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Full details and links to registration pages are on www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/charities/ run-for-charity . Young runners can still sign up for the 1 mile Youth Races, aimed at the age groups 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16 years. Cost to enter the 1 mile Youth Races is £3 (affiliated) or £4 (nonaffiliated), go to http://brightonhalfmarathon.com/enter-now/ youth-races to register. Entry for the Youth Races closes on 3rd February 2012. The Brighton Half Marathon team is also still looking for volunteers, which gives you the opportunity to be part of the amazing race day atmosphere without tackling the 13.1 miles. A variety of roles are available with full training given, please go to www.brightonhalfmarathon.com/ volunteers for further details and to sign up as a volunteer. The Brighton Half Marathon is organised by and the main fundraiser for The Sussex Beacon. For further information visit www.brightonhalfmarathon.com

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eltic Dream is one of the most original and authentic shows in the world. Embodying the true spirit of the Emerald Isle, this show is a breath-taking myriad of brilliant choreography, phenomenal vocals, astounding musicianship and glittering costumes. With a selection of the finest dancers, vocalists and musicians from around Ireland, Celtic Dream takes audiences along a breath taking journey of music, song and dance with a kaleidoscope of colour against a backdrop of highly infectious, powerful and spirit invoking music. Celtic Dream will leave you mesmerised and wanting more and more of the ultimate Irish experience. Coming to Worthing Pavillion Theatre on February 10th – Answer the question below and you could WIN! 2 tickets for this fabulous night out! “Which country is known as the Emerald Isle” Answers by email info@villageliving.biz before February 1ST please!

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8 • BACK IN TIME

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Village Diary village diary is a great way to publicise an event in your village. Charitable & not for profit events are listed free of charge. A small charge applies for commercial listings. don’t forget to visit www.villageliving.biz to submit your own listing online.

FARMERS’ MARKETS

FRIDAY JANUARY 20TH – 7.30PM

Ashington Farmers’, Artists’ & Makers’ Market – 1st Fri of month. 9.00 – 1.00pm. Scout Hall, Ashington

Talk by dr Janet Pennington. Steyning Centre.

The Steyning Society: Sussex Signs and their History

Horsham – Every Sat. 9.00 – 16.00. Carfax, Town centre

FRIDAY JANUARY 20TH – 7PM

Pulborough – last Sat of month. 9.00 – 12.00. village Hall

Italian Evening The Sussex Produce Company Steyning High Street

Shoreham – 2nd Sat of month. 9.00 – 13.00. East Street Steyning – 1st Sat of month. 9.00 – 13.00. High St car park West Chiltington – 2nd Sat of month. 9.00 – 12.00. village Hall Worthing – 4th Sat of month. 9.00 – 14.00. South Street Square *NEW* Henfield Hall Monday Market from January open every Monday except bank holidays from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m a variety of stalls, ample free parking and refreshments contact David 01273 493365. FRIDAYS BETWEEN 2.15 – 245PM Rhyme Time at the Steyning Library, Church Street.

Supper and tutored tastings of six wines, cheeses and some of the finest free range and organic Italian cured meats. Tickets cost £18.95 per person (available from The Sussex Produce Company only) and include a one course meal. THURSDAY 26TH JANUARY 7PM Marmalade Evening The Sussex Produce Company, Steyning High Street After a marmalade themed meal, author and broadcaster, vivien lloyd will guide us in making the best possible marmalade. Event held at The Sussex produce Company in conjunction with The Glitterpaws_ad 73x106:Layout 1 a one 5/12/11 Steyning Bookshop. Tickets cost £9.95 (to include course supper) and both businesses can supply tickets.

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A free, fun session with rhymes, songs and musical instruments. Children aged 0 – 3 welcome, and Story Time for the up to 5’s on a Monday afternoon at 2.15 to 2.45 also free, where the children are read some stories and can do some colouring. THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY 12.45 FOR 1.15PM Steyning Centre – Probus Probus is a social club for semi-retired & retired men with a professional & business background. We meet on a monthly basis for 2/3 course lunch in a convivial and relaxed atmosphere, concluding with a presentation from a guest. www.steyningprobus.com FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY – 7.45PM FOR 8.00PM Henfield Camera Club Club Dinner Henfield Hall. www.henfieldcameraclub.org.uk FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY – 7.45PM FOR 8.00PM Henfield Camera Club Henfield Hall. “10 for 10”, where members participate in a 10 minute talk and show images on a photographic subject of their choice. www.henfieldcameraclub.org.uk WED 11TH JANUARY – 7.30PM The Rotary Club of Storrington: “The Way”. Starring Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, & James Nesbitt. refreshments available during interval. Tickets are £5, & available prior to each performance from ‘The Card Centre’ in Storrington. Unsold tickets will be available for purchase on the door, Sullington Parish Hall, on the night. Please contact Ken Collins on 01903 740745, or Malcolm Bennett on 01798 812407

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For a free consultation please contact our stylists at Simonehair 01903 812041 86 High Street, Steyning, BN44 3RD

10 New Year Tips For Shiny Healthy Hair from Simonehair 1. Choose the right professional shampoo. Whether your hair is too frizzy, dry or greasy its likely that your hair issues are linked to your shampoo. Ask our hairstylist for advice for best results and you will see a significant difference. 2. Pamper coarse, dry hair. Think of conditioner as moisturiser for your hair, not only does it smooth and seal the outer cuticle, it also provides protection from environmental damage. 3. Air-dry beats Blow-dry. Let your hair dry naturally from time to time, ditch the tongs irons and hairdryer! This will give your hair a rest from heat damage and keep it healthy. 4. Brush when dry not wet. Brushing wet hair tugs at the strands and pulls them from the scalp resulting in tangles and snapping of strands, the number one cause of spilt ends. Run a wide tooth comb through your hair when wet and use a bristle brush when your hair is completely dry. 5. Trim those ends. A regular trim maintains a natural healthy look. Brittle tips and spilt ends are unavoidable so trim them off at least every 6-8 weeks for smooth hair. Damaged hair doesn’t reflect the light the way healthy hair does so a trim also helps bring the shine back. 6. Salon treatments “botox for the hair”. In the same way that skin ages and needs replenishing so does hair. The cortex fractures from daily aggressions such as brushing blow drying and chemical treatments. Loreal Professional Fiberceutic in salon treatment is wonderful for finding damaged fibres and making hair feel

stronger, thicker and healthy with a brilliant shine that lasts for weeks. 7. Glossy shiny colour. The warmer your hair shade is the shinier it will look. So ask your hairstylist about the latest colours. Winter colour needs depth and richness and adds texture and movement making your hair healthy and shiny during cold dark months. 8. Salon professional products. While you are at the salon enquire about professional hair care products. They are specially formulated to condition and treat your hair. Also don’t forget to ask the stylist how to apply the product and how much is needed in order to obtain the best results and ensure your hair kept in tip top condition in between salon visits. 9. Head massage. Regular head massages can work wonders for your scalp and dry hair. Head massages stimulate the blood flow which feeds the hair follicles with increased nutrients and minerals. If you are eating a healthy diet then all these nutrients will flow into the roots of your hair naturally. 10. Perfect blow dry. After washing blast your hair with the hairdryer and use your fingers to aid the drying process and also protect the hair from too much heat. This should be until the hair is around 80% dry before starting to blow dry your hair directly. Add your hair product evenly and divide into sections starting at the bottom, hold the hairdryer nozzle down and use a radial brush, this will prevent frizz. Ensure each section is completely dry before moving onto the next. Finish with a gloss spray for a smooth silky look.

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The professional domestic oven cleaning serviceLet Village Larder take the stress out of preparing for Christmas, by supplying your Sussex reared Turkey, local Vegetables, Fruit and a Sussex Cheese board. ‘putting the “SHEEN” back into your oven’ Order by 12th December and collect from the Village Larder at OVENS • HOBS • MICROWAVES Squires Garden Centre along the A24 at Washington on the 23rd or 24th December. We love Tuesday and Friday mornings when the Cheese EXTRACTORS • RANGES • AGAs • BBQs Holmansbridge East Man pays us aFarm, visit Barcombe, laden with a Sussex very wide Only non-toxic, eco-friendly, fume-free products usedTurkeys from

and diverse range of cheeses for us to stock our large cheese Trimmings box for 4: Streaky Bacon 12, Chipolatas 6, Sausagemeat 500g, Cranberry sauce, in Washington. 0800 2984975 • 01403 751762 • 07789 316785Goose fat, counter Stock - £15 Please phone for an appointment on www.mrovenkleen.co.uk

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We are blessed in Sussex with so many local cheese

Veg box for 4: King Edward Potatoes 2kg, Parsnips 1kg, Broccoli 500g, Carrots 750g, Brussel Sprouts 750g, Leeks 1kg, Red & Whiteof Onions 1kg - £9Harrison in producers. Sussex Charmer Bookham

near Horsham, is probably the most Veg box forrudgwick, 8: King Edward Potatoes 4kg, Parsnips 2kg, Broccoli 1kg,recognised Carrots 1.5kg, JANUARY SALES AT THE FOX SMALL DOLE Brussel Sprouts 1.5kg, Leeks 2kg, Red & White Onions 2kg - £18 local cheese. It’s a cross between Cheddar and Parmesan 35% price slash Fruit box formade 4: Coxes Apples 1kg, Bananas 1kg, Satsumas from morning milk from a single 1kg, grassLarge fed Oranges herd. 4, on Traditional Christmas Meal Menu through January

Comice or Conference Pears 1kg, Lemons 2, Dates 150g - £9

Roast Turkey, Christmas Pudding, Coffee & Mince Pie with all the trimmings for £9.95

supple and flavoured cheese.Forester, If matured sixty days, Sussex Cheeseboard for full 4: Sussex Blue, Ashdown Sussexfor Marble, Sussex Brie upon and Washington Christmas cutting, the insidechutney cheese- £15 will be soft and bulging.

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To order please 893769 can or www.villagelarder.co.uk/christmas or visit heatedcall the01903 full aroma be appreciated. Village Larder at Squires Garden Centre, A24, London Road, Washington RH20 3BP The High Weald dairy (Horsted Keynes) has changed (formally Crumbs) or next to Frankland Arms, London Road, Washington, RH20 4AL.

my opinion of Sheep cheese, which I often foundwithin would email: christmas@villagelarder.co.uk Deliveries available RH20 postcode. leave an unpleasant after-taste. Their duddleswell is a hard pressed cheddar-like cheese with a natural rind, a smooth creamy texture with a delicious nutty taste. If you want a tongue-tingling adventure of garlic, cider and herbs then look no further than Scrumpy Sussex which is based on Olde Sussex ‘cheddar-type’ from The Traditional Cheese dairy of Stonegate, East Sussex. It’s matured for three to four months to develop its full flavour. lord of the Hundreds is an interesting addition to a cheeseboard. Again from Stonegate, an award winning cheese made from unpasturised Ewes milk. It’s flavour hints at caramelised hazelnuts and the meadows in which the sheep graze. This wonderfully natural, sweet and savoury balance means quince jelly complements this cheese perfectly. At village larder we have over 50 cheeses at our counter to tempt you. If you make use of the “10% off every time you shop” voucher on the back cover of village living, you can enjoy your cheese even more throughout January.

Happy new year David Village Larder – at Squires Garden Centre & Frankland Arms pub Washington (t) 01903 891744 January 2012 • Village Living

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15 • SOMPTINg ABBOTS

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et in a magnificent site on the edge of the South downs, Sompting Abbotts overlooks the English Channel with incredible views. The imposing victorian House has some 30 acres of sports fields, woodlands, gardens and activity areas. The aim of the school is to provide a wellbalanced education in a caring environment, recognizing and developing the individual needs of each child, so that maximum potential academic achievement may be gained. Within the community of the school an emphasis is laid on the cultivation of courtesy, self-discipline and respect for one another in order to engender a happy atmosphere. The school has a successful Pre-Preparatory department, which includes lively Early years and reception classes. In the Preparatory department well equipped Science and language laboratories and Computer room are enjoyed by all ages. The Art and drama departments offer wide scope for creativity, and peripatetic teachers provide tuition for a range of musical instruments. There is a wonderful, warm, family atmosphere as you walk into the school. It is delightfully old fashioned yet full of all the modern equipment necessary in schools of today. On my first visit I met and had a chat with Mrs Sinclair who has been with the school since 1964. “My husband Nigel and I came to Sompting Abbotts in January 1964. It was his mother`s school which had flourished since 1945 when she re-opened the school after it had been evacuated to the Welsh borders during the war and had gone into decline. When my husband died I became Principal and now run the school with my two sons.” Showing me around the grounds of the school the warm, happy atmosphere continued to permeate from the classrooms. I am looking forward to returning to Sompting Abbots to meet more of the staff.

Parents are welcome to make an appointment to view the school. Please call 01903 235 960 – www.somptingabbotts.com

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17 • COlONIC HydrOTHErAPy

Colonic Hydrotherapy Water Hydrotherapy Treatment, Colonic Irrigation…

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s part of my New year, New Me project, I went along to find meet Morag Bouterse qualified homeopath and colonic hydrotherapist @ Bodymatters in Steyning to hear what actually goes on in this much feared and giggled about treatment! There is a lot of embarrassment and guffawing unleashed if you mention the word colonic, but it’s no laughing matter really. Morag is an incredibly warm and down to earth person who you would feel most comfortable with. Having completed 4 years, studying homeopathy at Chichester, Morag felt the next step for her was in colonics. It is actually a very interesting subject (when you’ve stopped sniggering or being embarrassed) the colon is known as the 2nd brain, with your guts being linked to your brain. Ever heard or said yourself that have a *gut feeling* about something? Or if you are feeling anxious about something isn’t it always your tummy that feels in knots? We need to re-educate ourselves with bowel cancer on the increase, it’s time to pay more attention to the way we eat and look after ourselves. A regular colonic treatment can help with this. It isn’t nor does it claim to be a miracle weight loss treatment, neither does it claim to cure all your ills, but you can bet your bottom dollar (sorry!) that combined with healthy eating and exercise looking after your insides it will definitely help. It is a great way of getting rid of unhealthy bacteria’s and toxins which have built up over the years. As a nation, a lot of us are guilty of being stressed, drinking too much alcohol, eating processed food, having too much dairy, taking unnecessary medications. It’s all about striking a balance on what’s right for you; we all have good and bad bacteria in our guts it’s when the balance is upset that things start to go wrong! Morag aims in her treatments to help re-educate people on their diets. The treatment is also about strengthening the bowel muscle which by the peristaltic movement moves things along inside; muscles do become lazy and this treatment helps limber it back up to its full potential. A treatment with Morag takes approximately an hour and a half to two hours, the first part is a consultation where you will fill out a form both medical and about your lifestyle. The treatment itself takes approx. 45 minutes. A disposable speculum is painlessly inserted and 20 litres of warm filtered water is slowly introduced into the lower bowel in gentle waves, using specially chosen herbs that help eliminate gasses. Afterwards you will apparently feel a range of sensations from slightly crampy, to relaxing and amazing!

It is recommended that to begin with you have 3, one a month for the first three months then go on to just 3 a year as part of your healthy lifestyle... I haven’t as of yet but I will definitely be signing up to get for a course in the New year. It really sounds to me like a sensible part of selfmaintenance, and at the moment Morag is offering a Special of ‘buy 2 treatments get a 3rd free’.

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18 • BACK lET’S gO WAlKABOUT IN TIME

Let’s go walkabout

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don’t know about you, but as always, I completely over indulged during the Christmas season, so, full of good intention I researched the local councils guide to local walks, where there are plenty to choose from even for a beginner like me… Feeling great in 2012 starts here with small steps – walking is fun, free and a fresh air way to help along those resolutions. For all the information on walks you need, please view www.horsham.gov.uk alternatively call Horsham district Council on 01403 215269 or email jill.shuker@horsham.gov. uk. If you prefer more of an organised and guide led walk, you can view the councils Health Walks schedule by going on line to the same council website, visit leisure and tourism /health walks. All walks on the Health Walks schedule are graded by levels of fitness and you will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire before joining one of the walks.

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Each walk can be downloaded and comes complete with instructions and a map of the route. These maps are not to scale, so it is always advisable to take an Ordinance Survey map with you if you are not familiar with the area. They include walks around Henfield, Storrington, rudgewick, Nuthurst and Horsham to name a few. The walks are devised to whet your appetite and get you outdoors and improving your health. None of them are too strenuous; most are between two and three miles long. (However there are two that are slightly longer which could be more of a challenge.) The three flat walks that include parts of the downs link are good ones to do on a regular basis. you can easily make these timed walks and monitor your improvement as you do them more frequently. you can also measure your fitness on a pdf download!

I have chosen walk 10 around Henfield to share with you... This flat walk, with one very short gradual slope, takes you along part of the Downs Link path. You then return on a footpath parallel to The Downs Link, giving you better views across The meadows. A word of warning though, this route can get very muddy. In fact, the footpath can become flooded during periods of heavy rain. This can be a bonus during the autumn and winter because the area does attract water fowl.

1. Start from the downs link car park next to The Old Station Tavern (not the pub car park). With your back to the car park cross the road turn left, and then immediately right into Station road and follow the downs link sign. 2. At the bottom of the road turn right into Holland’s Lane. Cross the road. You will see the Downs Link sign ahead on your left. Turn left and follow the bridleway for nearly a mile; ignoring any other footpaths to the left or right. At a four-way junction with a five-bar gate across the footpath, walk around it and carry on straight ahead. You will come across this junction on your return journey. 3. When you reach the seat you can stop and enjoy the view through a gap in the hedge. In a few minutes you will come January 2012 • Village Living

across a five-bar farm gate up the embankment on the right-hand side (there may not be a public footpath sign here). 4. Having passed through the gate, turn right between the large gap in the trees and follow the narrow track worn into the grass across the field to the fence. You are now going back on yourself. Pass through the gate (or over the stile if you cannot get through the gate). Depending on the time of year, the fields to your left may be flooded. Go down the slope and follow the path across the field, keeping the embankments of the Downs Link to your right. 5. Pass through another gate and follow the footpath sign straight ahead. (do not follow the more obvious worn out path through the grass to the left, but go straight ahead). If the footpath is flooded you may need to take a detour around to the right. If you have to detour try to re-join the footpath as soon as you can. 6. At the hedge with wire fencing, pass through the wooden gate and over the small footbridge. Follow the footpath sign straight ahead, with slight detour left around an oak tree (do not turn right). You will now be walking between the barbed wire fence and the trees. Cross the second footbridge and continue to follow the footpath along the fence. 7. When you reach a garden fence turn right under the bridge. Immediately after the bridge turn left up the gentle slope. 8. At the top of the slope you will come across a four-way junction. Turn left through the trees and then right. You are now back on the Downs Link. Carry straight on until you reach the houses. 9. Following the downs link sign turn right and then left into Station road. At the top turn left. Cross the road and return to the car park. Published by Horsham District Council as part of the Health Walks Scheme – January 2005

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20 • PAPIllON HEAlTH

Papillon Health Nutritional Health and Wellbeing, Food Sensitivity & Allergy Testing

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t’s that time of year once again when I throw myself whole-heartedly into all that Christmas and New year offers by way of family gatherings and celebrations. Whilst the magic of the time rubs off on all around, by the end of the festive period I always have a moment of guilt at my over-indulgence. The New year therefore comes with promises of a healthier lifestyle and fitness regime and this year, rather than thinking about what I should do, I took action with my diet and eating habits and visited Jane Nayar, a Naturopathic Nutritionist for some extra hints and tips I could take forward into 2012. Jane has run her successful business for several years and offers appointments from a number of local locations including Shoreham, Hurstpierpoint, Worthing and Hove. My appointment was at the Sussex Osteopath and Complementary Health Clinic premises in Hurstpierpoint which is conveniently situated in the High Street. Before my testing took place, Jane and I had time for a chat about how she became interested in this profession and the work she currently carries out. Jane discovered on her return from travelling that she had picked up an Ecoli bug which, although treated with antibiotics, left her feeling extremely unwell and intolerant to many foods. She had become gluten intolerant and the

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good bacteria in her gut were very low. researching this further, Jane learnt that her immune system had been attacked by the bacteria and was now reacting to harmless foods. doctors do sometimes find it hard to check for intolerances in the blood as there is often a delayed reaction and the effects of the foods can take up to 48 hours to show. Jane’s interest in nutrition blossomed and she went on to train as a Naturopathic Nutritionist. The treatments she uses are as natural as possible and combine diet, vitamins, minerals, herbs, Bach remedies and lifestyle changes. She carries out her testing using an energy feedback machine which helps determine which foods to avoid and also tests for vitamin and mineral deficiencies, as well as hormones, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Any general health issues can also be explored and each programme is tailored to individual needs and concerns; to help you reach optimum health and vitality. Support can also be offered during or after a difficult time or illness. Jane went onto explain that many people live with food sensitivities and allergies without realising they exist. We tend to adapt to various discomforts, not realising that with a few simple diet changes, we could feel so much

better. Symptoms to look out for include headaches, eczema, fatigue, insomnia, aches, pains and stress. Actual conditions which Jane can help and support are IBS and bowel disorders, yeast infections, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, ME and chronic fatigue, auto-immune conditions, hormone imbalances and post cancer care. Jane works with all age groups from new born babies to older generations. A lot of her clients have sought traditional medical advice but, having not been able to pinpoint the exact reason they are not feeling well, turn to Jane for a more a more natural approach to their well-being. Some people do come with a medically diagnosed illness and Jane sympathetically works alongside gPs to reach an agreeable outcome. I was surprised to learn that as many as 1 in 4 people have some type of food allergy. But thinking about this, with all the processed and fast food in our diets these days, it actually made sense. Most of us try to eat as healthily as possible but time and financial constraints mean that this is not always achievable. There are no foods which cause specific problems and you do not have to keep a food diary before seeing Jane. However, if you recognise symptoms after eating a particular type of food, this would be something to discuss at your consultation.

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Jane gently builds up a picture of your lifestyle and eating habits through your consultation asking various questions about your wellbeing and symptoms. She explained that when treating babies, it could be that one parent was lactose intolerant without knowing but that this can be passed onto the new arrival. It maybe that some type of trauma, virus or stressful situation has triggered an intolerance – it is your body’s way of saying you can no longer cope with a certain food type and may need to be removed from certain foods for up to three months so you can build up tolerance to the food again. Allergies can start at any time in your life and so what you could tolerate a year ago may not be tolerated now. Common food stuffs include wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts, soya and eggs. There are substitutes out there and, as intolerances grow, even more substitutes become available.

With all these thoughts in my mind, it was time for my sensitivity test to begin. Number one hurdle over – no needles! The piece of equipment Jane uses is called a VEGA machine and tests the meridian (energy) points in your body and how they react to various food groups, food additives, chemicals, pollens, deficiencies and toxins. I held a small medal bar in my right hand and Jane tested by pressing a pen type piece of equipment into my left hand. By holding the bar in my right hand it meant my energy lines were not broken. The machine has a dial that reacts to your body’s tolerance of the various food groups. It gaily whizzes up to 100% if you are ok with that type of food, or goes rather lower if you are not. Luckily most of the foods I enjoy were ok, but I was rather sad to learn I had an intolerance to cow’s milk, cheese, pork and wheat. As we took the discussion

further, Jane explained the substitutes I could use and, as I was nearly in tears over the thought of no more cheese, or bacon sandwiches, she did say an occasion treat of these was fine. I also asked about wine and was I better with red or white. The reply was that red was the one I should stick with. With my notes in hand, and shopping list in my head, it was time to take all this information home and digest it (not literally!). I will certainly be putting all the great advice I was given into practice as soon as possible.

Jane Nayar’s website is www.papillonhealth.co.uk. Prices start from £48 for a full consultation. Jane can also be contacted by phone on 01273 835407 or 07958 541824

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24 • restaurant review

Baloos Restaurant Henfield Reviewed by: Jane Jones

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hat an absolute treat it was to do this review. Baloos, just outside Henfield on the Wheatsheaf Road, was described to me by a friend as a pub that does nice food. It’s not a pub at all it is a fabulous country restaurant. So much more than your standard trendy ‘gastro pub’, Baloos is a real find. When you walk in you immediately sense that you are going to have a good experience. The roaring log-burning stove gave an intimate welcoming glow; next to it there are lovely comfy sofas for pre-dinner drinks. The restaurant is very open and spacious letting in lots of light and decorated in warm modern tones. Baloos is the creation of chef and restaurateur Chris and Amanda. Amanda who has not only run the Baloos at Goring but also restaurants in Europe and the US is exceptionally attentive. Her friendly front-of-house charm and personal touch combines with Chris’ passion for food using the freshest, local and seasonal produces to make Baloos the perfect spot for lunch or evening meal. Chris, who trained at River Cottage, has a clear vision for the food he wants his customers to enjoy. “For me, it is all about taking the best of what we have around us, whether it’s fresh fish and seafood from the Sussex Coast or our local meat, and showing it off at its best.” For most of the year they grow a lot of their own organic produce. Chris explained to us how everything is cooked from scratch with no pre-prepared food at all. It also means that they have excellent quality control and it is really easy for them to tailor dishes to individual requirements and cater for special dietary requirements.

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But the really exciting bit had to be the food itself. Choosing was difficult; my husband Mark and I went at lunchtime so we were presented with a choice of menus. The Lunch Menu, a very reasonable 2 courses for £11.50 and 3 courses for £15.00. The Light Bites menu which had a good selection including a Mowgli Menu for the under 12’s, and finally the A la Carte menu which was a treat to read and had us both salivating! Mark is vegetarian and he was pleased to see some adventurous dishes. Amanda added that if he did not fancy what was on the menu they would be happy to do something else for him. So after a lot of deliberating we chose the following: To start we had the Deep fried breaded Brie & goats cheese, sun blushed mayonnaise, it was light and fluffy and the accompanying salad and mayonnaise fresh and tasty. The Spinach & oyster mushroom Welsh rarebit with tomato & chilli chutney was on the lightest fluffiest mustard seed muffin, an explosion of flavors. Mark commented that he would have been pleased with this dish as a main meal. Beautifully presented, both dishes looked as appetizing as they tasted.

For mains I had been told that the Beef Wellington was so popular that it had become their signature dish so I ordered this and then worried that I should have been more adventurous and gone for one of the other more exotic dishes on the menu. I was so glad I didn’t, this is really a Wellington with a difference, super light and fluffy, tender beef with vintage port reduction, shredded cabbage, leeks & fried potatoes with rosemary. Chris explained afterwards that he does not use pate, but he makes a mushroom duxelles with English mustard to give it the unique flavor and then wraps in Parma ham before enveloping in the most perfect puff pastry. Their key to perfection with the wellington is that it absolutely has to be cooked for 19 minutes. This attention to detail pays off; it is truly a stunning dish.

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Mark had the Tofu, puy lentil & squash curry, rice, naan bread & mango chutney, an explosion of colour on his plate and he was very impressed with it. The dessert menu had us umming and ahhing but we finally settled on a Sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream, which arrived with a celebratory sparkler. We had mentioned earlier that it was Mark’s birthday, very nice attention to detail. I had the lemon flaming crème brulee, with handmade popcorn and pecan fudge. Oh my goodness! It arrived on a black slate tile with an explosion of decorative colour, which was a work of art in itself! The brulee was literally flaming, and delicious but for me the star of the show was the fudge, it was exquisite. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and all the way home we talked about Chris and Amanda and how inspiring they were. We look forward to returning soon.

Baloos Restuarant Table 6 11 December’11 20.17 1 x Deep Fried Breaded Brie & Goats Cheese 1 x Spinach & Oyster Mushroom Welsh Rarebit 1 x Beef Wellington 1 x Tofu,Puy Lenti & Squash Curry 1 x Sticky Toffee Pudding 1 x Lemon Flaming Crème Brulee 2 x Ginger Beer 1 x Glass House Merlot Total tel 01273 492077

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27 • gArdENINg

New Year, New Garden!

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e are continuing with the ongoing plotting, potting and planting for the year ahead, this month focusing on Trees. I have chosen to feature the Italian Cypress and the rare Pineapple Broom, just 2 of the trees we have for sale, come and have a browse at our extensive tree selection and get planting! Cupressus sempervirens ‘Pyramidalis’, the Italian Cypress is surely one of the most beautiful and evocative trees in the world, an Evergreen Conifer, a narrow almost pencil-like coniferous tree with dark green foliage and prickly brown cones. Widely used in the middle Ages this wood was used to make chests because its pleasant smelling timber helped to keep clothes sweet. It is tolerant of poor soils preferring rich and fertile and grows to its full size of approximately 10-15 metres. It likes sheltered and urban sites, making good street and parkland trees! It will grow quite happily in a container as long as it has regular watering. Clip regularly to maintain a compact, neat appearance.

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29 • SUSSEX IN SEASON

Preserving the tradition Nick Hempleman: Owner of The Sussex Produce Company, award winning produce store and café in Steyning, West Sussex.

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s the Christmas festivities give way to January, it is easy to feel grey but as the icy rain lashes the kitchen windows, I think the perfect antidote to the New year blues is the smell of marmalade boiling gently on the stove. From the start of January we will be stocking the finest Seville oranges for marmalade making and this year we have also found a Fairtrade preserving sugar as well. Our oranges are organic and come from the Ave Maria farm in Mairena del Alcor, (see www.huertaavemaria.com) known for producing a small amount of

fantastic fruit. Indeed rose Prince in the ‘Telegraph’ called it “outstanding” – doesn’t get better than that. If you’ve never made marmalade before, then as normal, we have recipes in the shop but this year we have gone one stage further. In association with the brilliant ‘Steyning Bookshop’ we are hosting an event in our cafe on Thursday 26th January with vivien lloyd; author, broadcaster and (most importantly), winner of the World’s Original Marmalade Festival. The evening will feature a marmalade themed meal, a marmalade tasting, a talk from vivien laden with useful

tips on making your own preserves at home and the opportunity to buy a signed copy of vivien’s fantastic book, ‘First Preserves’. Tickets cost £9.95 and include supper and are available from the Steyning Bookshop or The Sussex Produce Company by phone, email or in person in the shop.

Free wine in The Sussex Produce Cafe! Our cafe in The Sussex Produce Company will be featured in ITV’s prime time programme ‘The Hungry Sailors’ which will be broadcast later this month. We serve breakfast and lunch seven days a week, all home cooked but we also serve dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. If you haven’t had the chance to sample the food so far, now is the perfect opportunity. Bring a copy of this advert and receive a FREE bottle of house wine.* We run regular evening events like the above marmalade event and our Italian evening on Friday 20th Jan featuring supper and tutored tastings of some of our award winning Italian meats and wines. To stay in touch with our events, sign up to our email newsletter by visiting www.thesussexproducecompany.co.uk *Terms and conditions. Offer limited evenings (6pm onwards), Friday and Saturday evenings excluding to a minimum of two people ordering a minimum of two courses each. Only one bottle of wine per table regardless of the number of guests. Table reservations made in advance would be appreciated.

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Nursing & Residential Care Home

Delightfully situated in the heart of West Sussex, at the foot of the South Downs and within the newly designated National Park, Valerie Manor Nursing and Residential Care Home is a picturesque 17th Century Manor House with purpose built extension, offering a relaxing and healthy atmosphere for just 23 residents. Our state of the art Nursing Wing offers fully equipped rooms for nursing or residential care. All have patio doors overlooking the South Downs or our newly landscaped gardens. All nursing rooms also have their own phone facility and internet access capability. For further information please contact owner/manager ZoĂŤ Bates on (01903) 812 105 or email zoe@valeriemanor.co.uk

Valerie Manor Henfield Road Upper Beeding West Sussex BN44 3TF T: (01903) 812 105

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Valerie Manor’s purpose built Nursing Wing was kindly opened by Dame Vera Lynn on 30th June 2011

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Mind & Body Chris Jones Cognitive Therapist and Mind Coach, Southdowns Hypnotherapy

NlP Master Practioner, MNCH (reg)*

New Year … New Start

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ach year millions of people promise themselves they will get rid of an unwanted habit, or introduce a new behaviour into their lives. The most popular resolutions are: improving finances, losing weight, healthier eating, and stopping smoking, increasing exercise, improving career or education and cutting down on drinking. depending on which survey you read, it seems that between 15-40% of British adults make a resolution, but by the end of January 25-40% of those good intentions will have faded and people will be back to their old habits. So why is it so difficult to keep a new year’s resolution? Most people only use willpower and sheer determination. That works for some, but many people find it too difficult to keep going, so they lose the momentum and drift back to their old ways. The reason the willpower fails is because it is split two ways. Part of you wants things to be different because you think life will be so much better, whilst another part of you is happy with things as they are. It’s difficult to make changes; it takes a lot of effort, whilst maintaining the

status quo is much easier; especially if it’s something that you enjoy. lots of smokers automatically light up when they pick up the phone or when they have a drink in their hand because their subconscious mind associates those situations with smoking. Children who have been brought up to eat everything on their plate often still do the same as adults – even though they have been given too large a portion or they’re not really hungry and so the weight keeps rising. Emotional issues can also come into play in maintaining the status quo. Excess food, smoking, sex, drink and drugs are used, by many, as props for people with low self esteem and confidence, by providing a quick and short-term ‘fix’. The end result, however, is a downwards spiral of negative self-image with increased consumption of the prop(s). The subconscious part of your mind is the part that looks after habits and hypnotherapy is a good way to access the subconscious and identify what issues are holding the habits in place. Effective use of Hypnotic techniques can be used to create changes in your

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get a different result” mindset, to create changes in your behaviour, so that your new year’s resolution(s) can be achieved; whilst, at the same time, dealing with any emotional issues that may be part of the problem.

For more information on Cognitive Hypnotherapy, visit: www.questinstitute.co.uk or my website: www.chrisjones.uk.com.

Chris Jones

Treatment of

DipChyp, HPD, NLP, MNCH

 phobias  weight & eating disorders

Cognitive Hypnotherapy & Sports Performance Mind Coaching

 anxiety & stress  compulsions & addictions  performance enhancement  healing & pain management

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