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FRee ● december 2011

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Make your own! decorations from the tea Set

Christmas Dinner with The Village Larder

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Wishing you...

A Merry Christmas!

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Let Village Larder take the stress out of preparing for Christmas, by supplying your Sussex reared Turkey, local Vegetables, Fruit and a Sussex Cheese board. Order by 12th December and collect from the Village Larder at Squires Garden Centre along the A24 at Washington on the 23rd or 24th December. Turkeys from Holmansbridge Farm, Barcombe, East Sussex Barn reared and Freerange birds 5kg to 11kg from £7.90/kg Trimmings box for 4: Streaky Bacon 12, Chipolatas 6, Sausagemeat 500g, Cranberry sauce, Goose fat, Stock - £15 Veg box for 4: King Edward Potatoes 2kg, Parsnips 1kg, Broccoli 500g, Carrots 750g, Brussel Sprouts 750g, Leeks 1kg, Red & White Onions 1kg - £9 Veg box for 8: King Edward Potatoes 4kg, Parsnips 2kg, Broccoli 1kg, Carrots 1.5kg, Brussel Sprouts 1.5kg, Leeks 2kg, Red & White Onions 2kg - £18 Fruit box for 4: Coxes Apples 1kg, Bananas 1kg, Satsumas 1kg, Large Oranges 4, Comice or Conference Pears 1kg, Lemons 2, Dates 150g - £9 Fruit box for 8: Coxes Apples 2kg, Bananas 2kg, Satsumas 2kg, Large Oranges 8, Comice or Conference Pears 2kg, Lemons 4, Dates 300g - £18 Sussex Cheeseboard for 4: Sussex Blue, Ashdown Forester, Sussex Marble, Sussex Brie and Washington Christmas chutney - £15

“We source as much of our produce from local farms and producers, so we help our local economy and keep food miles to a minimum.” To order please call 01903 893769 or www.villagelarder.co.uk/christmas or visit Village Larder at Squires Garden Centre, A24, London Road, Washington RH20 3BP (formally Crumbs) or next to Frankland Arms, London Road, Washington, RH20 4AL. email: christmas@villagelarder.co.uk

Deliveries available within RH20 postcode.


Does your Will protect against these seven ways your family can be disinherited?

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f you’re in the minority of people who have made a Will, you probably believe that it is enough to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death. Not necessarily. Your Will may contain loopholes that result in your chosen heirs being effectively disinherited. Don’t take that risk. Check below to see if your family’s inheritance is as safe as you think.

1. Costs of Care

If you need to go into a retirement care home, and have assets of more than £23,250, you’ll have to fund your own care, which can typically cost up to £1,000 a week. If you’ve made no provision for this, your home may be sold off and thus lost to your family.

2. Estate Taxes

Despite the changes of 2007, Inheritance Tax is still a serious worry for many whose house and assets are worth more than £325k. A Will can’t protect your family, but estate planning can.

3. Remarriage

If a spouse dies and the surviving partner remarries, a Will may not be enough to protect the inheritance of children of the first marriage. If a child marries and predeceases their spouse who then remarries but dies first, your family’s wealth can pass to a total stranger.

4. Divorce

Can you be sure that your children will never be involved in a divorce? If they are, your Will may not be able to protect your legacy to them.

Robert’s mother died when he was ten. After a while his father remarried and when he died, everything passed to his second wife. Provision for Robert was left to her discretion — he got nothing at all. When he asked if he could at least have his dad’s war medals she said ‘No. They’re mine to keep or sell as I like and there’s nothing you can do.’ 5. Creditors

7. Your Business

How do you protect your share of a business and what’s the most tax efficient way of leaving it to your heirs? An effective way to meet both goals is to make a Will linked to a cross-option agreement and trust.

Family First

With some elementary estate planning — a Will linked to a family trust — your wealth can be made secure for your family. It’s not hard to arrange but, given that everyone’s circumstances and needs are unique, takes some thoughtful planning. Happily, the costs are modest compared to the value of what is at stake. If you’d like to discuss ways of protecting your family’s inheritance, I’m happy to offer you a free initial consultation without any obligation, at my office in Hove, or wherever suits you best. I do my best to explain things simply and clearly with no jargon. Please do give me a call. I’m here to help.

If a surviving partner or children are in debt, or face bankruptcy their inheritance may vanish. You can guard against this but it’s unlikely that a Will would suffice.

6. Special Needs

If you leave money to someone who has special needs their entitlement to benefits could be lost unless you’ve made full and careful provision for them. An ordinary Will is not able to do this.

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5 • BACK IN TIME

Contents 5

welcome to december

8

Village news

9

diary page

19

Simone hair/Absolute hair Care

20-21

Xmas Shopping ideas

22

Make your own Christmas decorations

24-25

nordic walking with ginette

28-29

Restaurant Review:

SIMONE HAIR... 19

NORDIC WALKING 24

The Castle Inn, Bramber 33

gardening: With the Big Plant Nursery

37

Mind & Body: RESTAURANT REVIEW 228

Chris Jones & the art of hypnotherapy

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© 2011 Village Living

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Village Living is an independent magazine and does not endorse the products or services that appear in the magazine. Opinions expressed in the magazine do not necessarily represent those of the editor or of Village Living magazine.


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7 • BACK IN TIME

welcome to december!

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elcome to December, Here at Village Living we are getting ready for a month of birthday celebrations and Christmas… CongRAtuLAtionS and thank you to Sarah AisthorpeChambers of Steyning for her fantastic front cover! I would like to say a big thank you to all our advertisers and everyone that has written for and supported us in the last year, please continue to give your feedback and ideas to the magazine either by email, on the website or even in person! Wishing you a Brilliant December and a Very Happy New Year!

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Copy deadline is december 10th for the January issue. please mention Village Living when responding to an advert. eMAiL uS At: katie@villageliving.biz

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BACK IN news TIME 8 • village

HENFIELD BIRDWATCH Village Birdwatchers Flying High

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illagers in Henfield received a prestigious award from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) last week at a glittering ceremony held at the Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Chairman

A Rising Star... Another Sussex girl destined for Stardom and already well on her way already is Georgi Love, based in LA Singer and songwriter Georgi Loves from Rustington is a super star in the making. Georgi has always dreamt big with her singing and with strong support from all her family and friends she has been determined to be the next big thing. Currently writing her self titled debut album Georgi has just released her first single ‘Ain’t yours Anymore’ which is now available for download on itunes. She has been singing all her life and with the influences of Nat King Cole and Etta James coming through in her music she has created a modern twist to a classic sound. Georgi is a rare talent and is working hard to develop her unmistakable pinup look and character making her quite unforgettable. We wish her all the luck in the world with her career and look forward to the album next year. From small village girl to massive star! You can hear and follow Georgi Loves for yourself. Check out www.georgiloves.com

Mike Russell, Val Bentley, Will Green and Bryan Michie were delighted to accept the Marsh Local Ornithological Award and cheque for £1000 on behalf of Henfield Birdwatch from the Chairman of the BTO, Professor Ian Newton.The judging panel from the British Trust for Ornithology was impressed with how a local group from a village of 5,500 inhabitants could produce a book of such quality and involve so many local people. Henfield Birdwatch published its first survey of the birds of Henfield in 2000 and carries out a survey of the parish every five years to monitor how the birds are faring over time. According to Mike Russell “What sets this apart from other local projects is that it involves people who do not normally participate in surveys. We deliberately encourage those who feel they wouldn’t be able to take part because they weren’t experts - they are the very people we want to get involved. It’s a birdwatching project for non-birdwatchers.” For further information please contact Mike Russell on 01273 497561 or e-mail mikerussell@sussexwt.org.uk

Council run family service, local to you!

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overing the local Towns and Villages of – Blackstone, Cowfold, Copsale; Crabtree; Dial Post; Henfield; Littleworth; Lower Beeding; Partridge Green; Mannings Heath; Maplehurst; Monks Gate; Nuthurst; Plummers Plain; Shermanbury; Small Dole; West Grinstead; Wineham; Woodmancote; Upper Beeding; Steyning; Ashurst; Botolphs; Coombs; Edburton; Bramber – the West Sussex County Council Rural Children and Family centres provide Information, Advice or Guidance on a range of subjects, Oral Health Shop, signposting to local agencies, Family Support, Stay & Play sessions, Healthy Start vitamins, Stop Smoking Advice and the Toy Library. Borrow a toy per child for 2 weeks from the Toy Library. There is a one off fee of £2 for a family and £5 for a setting to join. No late fees currently! Contact the Centre closest to you for more information on when the centres are running a group nearest to you. Rural Henfield Children and Family Centre on 01403 864668 Rural Steyning & Upper Beeding Children and Family Centre on 01903 270459 ruralhenfield.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk ruralsteyning.cfc@westsussex.gov.uk

win panto tickets for the whole family to watch either cinderella at the connaught or peter pan at the pavilion! See diary page for details... December 2011 • Village Living

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BACK IN DIARY TIME 9 • VILLAGE

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 Ashington Farmers’, Artists’ & Makers’ Market – 1st Fri of month. 9.00 – 1.00pm. Scout Hall, Ashington horsham – Every Sat. 9.00 – 16.00. Carfax, Town centre pulborough – Last Sat of month. 9.00 – 12.00. Village Hall 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 SAtuRdAy 26th noV, 12.00 – 3.00pM Ashington Christmas Fayre Come and see Father Christmas at ASHINGTON CHRISTMAS FAYRE at the Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane. Hot Snack Lunch, Lots of Christmas stalls and Bric-a-Brac, Also on sale the official Festival DVD. Raffles and Decorations, Teas and Coffees. Fundraising for the Community Centre Buildings & grounds. thuRSdAy 1St noV, 6pM – 9pM Storrington Late night Shopping Many shops will be opening offering fantastic gifts and seasonal fayre and the lights will be switched on at 6pm by our sponsors, Caremark Pulborough. The children from Storrington First School will open the event with carol singing by the Tree. Attractions include Fairground rides, Father Christmas, a silver band and carol singing, Fire engine, Face painting, a festive market, hot food, dancing and a festive market, and much much more! FRidAy 2nd noV henfield Camera Club is holding its 2nd competition of the new season. The “set” subject is Humour. Contact www. henfieldcameraclub.org.uk with any queries SAtuRdAy 3Rd noV, 11:00 – 13:00 woods Mill, henfield Come and walk around the wintery woods with Sussex Wildlife Trust, make decorations from natural materials and hang them on our ‘Christmas tree’. Finish off with some rousing Christmas carols and hot chocolate. Suitable for 6-11 year olds, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry no dogs. MondAy 5th noV, 12.45 FoR 1.15pM Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft. Christmas Lunch with our ladies. Probus is a social club for semi retired and retired men with a professional and 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 speaker. Details on Membership Telephone Brian Hovell 01903 879833, or visit our websites:- www.steyningprobus.com www.steyningprobus.co.uk

wedneSdAy 7th noV, 6pM to 9pM Steyning Late night Shopping Annual Late Night Shopping Evening including Christmas Lights across the High Street from late November to early January. Oxfam have invited Father Christmas to be with us that night, so pop in and say hello! FRidAy 16th deCeMBeR Christmas Social & photohunt Competition results There are 18 competitors in total from both Henfield and Steyning camera clubs, The “judge” for this evening is David Barrett, having won the competition last year!! Contact www. henfieldcameraclub.org.uk with any queries FRidAy 16th deCeMBeR, 4pM to 8pM (high Street), henfield – “Spirit of Christmas” Carol singing, handbell-ringing, musical groups, charity fund-raising stalls and a variety of amusements for the children (including fairground rides). Pantomime characters with prizes awarded for the best dressed adult and younger person (boy and girl categories). Shop window dressing competition results will also be announced. Santa and his sleigh (courtesy of the BP Guild) will be in the centre of the village with a grotto nearby in the bus shelter, courtesy of Henfield Youth Club.

it’S pAnto tiMe..! enteR ouR CoMpetition And you CouLd win FAMiLy tiCketS! Worthing continues the tradition of being a two-pantomime town with an enchanting fairytale version of Cinderella (December 2 – 31) at the Connaught Theatre as well as a glittering, high-energy version of Peter Pan (December 8 – January1) at the Pavilion Theatre. Festive fun and magical memories for all the family this Christmas. Village Living has two family tickets to give away to the pantomime of your choice (subject to availability). For the chance to win one of the family tickets simply answer the following question: which two magical items will you find in the worthing pantomimes? a) A magic wand and a magic lamp b) A glass slipper and some fairy dust c) A spinning wheel and enchanted rose email your answer along with your name and daytime telephone number to Village Living pantomime Competition, katie@villageliving.biz entries must be received by dec 12. Box office: 01903 206 206 or online at www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

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Mark Jones MChiro, DC moved to West Sussex with his family to take over an existing practice run by former resident Jon Mason in Ashington. Using the same gentle technique we are really pleased that a high percentage of Jon’s previous patients now regularly see Mark.

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he practice has been newly decorated and is now open every day meaning there are much more convenient and frequent timeslots available, including early mornings and evenings. Mark’s initial interest in Chiropractic started after he had treatment that finally relieved neck and shoulder problems that he had experienced for years. After some time he discovered that he found extra benefit from making regular visits and this applied to his overall health, energy levels and wellbeing. He became so fascinated with the effects of the treatment that he decided to embark on a 5 year course that qualified him as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Mark also has experience and a special interest in treating pregnant ladies, babies and children. He is fully qualified in cranial therapy. Chiropractic is a healing system that rebalances the body and removes tension caused by stress (physical, chemical and

emotional), through the use of adjustments to the muscles and joints in the body. It is natural, safe and gentle. When your body is free from interference it functions at a greater level. Our patients experience less pain, more energy, less tiredness, more happiness and a greater sense of health and well-being. We are very passionate and excited about what we do. It is our mission to help people experience a more enjoyable life. We do this by locating and correcting any interference in your nervous system removing interference with the latest, researched and gentle chiropractic techniques. Call us today for a free check or if you would like to discuss any health concerns with us. We will also be pleased to offer a £10 discount off your first visit with us.

Our phone number is 01903 892 171 and for more information you might like to visit our website: www.well-adjusted.co.uk. The Sports Pavilion,Church Lane, Ashington, West Sussex, RH20 3JX www.villageliving.biz | tel: 0785 2231512

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13 • SWALLOW BARN BACK IN TIME

Swallows Brick Barn Swallows Brick Barn, Swallows Lane, Dial Post, West Sussex, RH14 9QS A beautiful vintage shop specialising in country furniture & flea market finds Pretty vintage china & prop hire plus stunning wedding styling Flowers by Wild Willows

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wallows Brick Barn started earlier in 2011 when Lucy from Love Lane Vintage and Michelle from Found joined forces. They wanted a wonderful shop homed in a pretty old brick barn. The shop specialises in lovely country furniture, beautiful vintage and antique fabrics, china, lovely old quilts, and pretty vintage clothes. All their pieces are lovingly sourced and reasonably priced and they compliment their stock with unique British made giftware, including locally made candles, handmade linen dollies, and beautiful corsages. Plus for christmas they have wonderful cornish made woollen angels. Outside they have a fantastic florist Wild Willows, who sell beautiful seasonal blooms and the most amazing christmas wreaths to order. Their stock is ever changing plus weekly deliveries from France. The barn is always full of gorgeous things to tempt just about anyone.The girls are extremely passionate about their shop and this really shows when you visit the barn. Lucy also runs a wonderful Vintage & Antique china and prop hire business and is in her fourth year of stying weddings and events. The barn is also her showroom and a perfect place for brides to come and see her work. It really is worth a trip to Swallows Brick Barn (in your woollies!) to see what a beautiful shop the girls have created.

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19 • SIMONE’S HAIR/ABSOLUTE HAIR CARE

Simone Hair/ Absolute Hair Care

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ehind the scenes tucked away on the first floor Simone’s Hair trades online through eBay as Absolute Hair Care, part of the business within the business! Sheridan, India and Dannii (who is on maternity leave) run the eBay shop which sells professional hair products including Tigi, L’oreal amongst others and a whole range of hair accessories from brushes, combs, clips through to beauty products and also provides professional hairdressing advice on all the products that are available. Absolute Hair Care has developed and grown in the recent years and is now popular not only within the UK but Globally and is one of the market leaders. Absolute Hair Care has a fantastic reputation worldwide for online sales and offers top quality products at very competitive prices which are dispatched quickly. Top Stylists Tim and Martina, both qualified to NVQ 1, 2 & 3 and are very experienced and absolutely passionate about what they do, work in the Salon downstairs. Having visited the Salon with my hair in a bit of a shambles, Tim (after ensuring a skin test had been completed) advised me on colour, and got to work returning my hair to a shining crown of chestnut. Martina chopped away the straggly ends and put the layers back in, exactly as I wanted… Perfect! They were both so helpful and incredibly knowledgeable about colour, cut and all products in and out of store. These guys really know their stuff. I shall be saving the money I once spent on home dye kits and spending on a proper cut and colour in future. The rest of the team include Sarah, who has just passed her NVQ level 1 & 2 so well done

and congratulations to her! Dannii, who has worked at Simone’s for 4 years now, starting as a junior hair stylist apprentice and going on to become a qualified hairdresser working in the retail section for the shop and web business is currently on maternity leave with a lovely little boy who’s keeping her very busy! Sheridan who works alongside India and Dannii for Absolute Hair Care says “I love it here, we are a great team and work really well together”. India, who has lived in Steyning all her life, started working at Simone’s Hair early this year after having her son, on the Absolute Hair Care side. Whether you’re being looked after by one of the top stylists or just passing by don’t forget that all of the products are available directly from the salon, so feel free to pop in or ask inside. Please visit www.stores.ebay.co.uk/Absolut-hair-Care to experience our full range of available products and if you have any questions about products, hair care or you wish to book a hair appointment online please contact simonehairsalon@aol.com With Christmas quickly approaching don’t forget to book early and treat yourself to a new hairstyle or cut for the festive season. Contact the salon on 01903 812041 and avoid disappointment. Gift boxes of product are on sale now at fantastic prices, a beautiful gift wrapping service is available to complete the look of your present. From everyone at Simone’s, Happy Christmas to all our valued customers old and new and we very much look forward to seeing you all soon!

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20 • XMAS SHOPPING

Xmas Shopping! we are lucky enough here to be surrounded by such fantastic shops and businesses that offer ideal solutions to that Xmas present dilemma… here are a few of my personal favourites, i’m going to leave this open and lying around... here’s hoping the husband takes the hint! nAtuRAL FACe LiFt – the Butterfly Room @ stone circle henfield – 07943673265 / 07432673421 www.stonecircleshop.co.uk the cost of the natural Face Lift Massage with Sarah is only £35.00 This is the most blissful,uplifting and relaxing holistic treatment that you will experience! It is the totally Natural alternative to Botox or Surgery, incorparating a unique blend of highly effective techniques from both theJapanese(Anma) and Indian (Ayervedic) Face Massage along with Acupressure and Facial Reflexology.This helps to balance the whole body, followed by lymphatic drainage to cleanse away any toxins released during the treatment. Definitely one for the New Year/New me!

BeAutiFuLLy hAnd CRAFted JeweLLeRy From recycled biscuit, sweet and toffee tins, on 925 British silver. Simply Gorgeous, and each item completely unique, for something that bit different this Christmas.

Flicker-Rose, Front Shop, Cobblestone walk, Steyning 01903 814264.

pineAppLe ShRuB Big plant nursery hole Street Ashington 01903 891 466 Fejoia sellowiana, pineapple guava. An easy to grow plant enjoying a sunny part of the garden where it will tolerate some coastal exposure. Can also be kept in a container. A good choice for balconies and roof gardens.

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hAiR pRoduCt BoX SetS From Simone hair www.stores.ebay.co.uk/Absoluthair-Care. tigi Bed head Colour goddess gift Set with 250ml Shampoo, 200ml Conditioner, and 250ml Leave-in Conditioner £24.95 therapy for radiant brunettes and racy reds! This amazing trio will not only lock in colour but also recondition and strengthen hair whilst keeping the colour looking vibrant for longer, will look good on anyones bathroom shelf, you can also ask for the set to be beautifully gift wrapped!

doLLyS FoR Big & LittLe giRLS! Love Lane Vintage – 01403 784539 www.lovelanevintage.co.uk Beautiful woollen angel handmade in Cornwall – £6 Gorgeous handmade gingham dolly – £22

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22 • DECORATION MASTERCLASS

Flying Bird Decoration! Getting ready for the Christmas holidays and thinking of decorations that are easy and quick to make with the children, can be a bit tricky, so I visited Hannah from The Tea Set for some advice on craft making, she really is full of the best ideas! For this you will need – Plain or patterned Card / hard paper / newspaper Glue Ribbon Scissors

And anything and/or everything from the list below! Glitter Sequins Googly eyes Pens or paints Feathers

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t’s always exciting to discover a new type of exercise and so, when Ewan from Storrington Leisure Centre invited me to learn and participate in a Nordic walking class, I was there in a flash. I hadn’t any previous exposure to Nordic walking – when I first heard about it my mind conjured up images of walkers wrapped up warm, hiking along beautiful snowy lanes and hills, cheeks rosy red and breathe white against the crisp blue sky. I was on the right track with some of this, but not quite all! Nordic walking takes place in all weathers. Snow is certainly not a necessity. It started as an alternative to ordinary fitness walking and uses specially designed poles that allow both the upper and lower body to workout simultaneously. It can produce up to a 46% increase in energy consumption compared to normal walking. Storrington introduced Nordic walking as an exercise class to members and non-members this summer. They have a number of specially trained instructors to take you through a training programme and accompany

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you on walks through the beautiful West Sussex countryside. Being a relatively new sport to the Centre, Ewan was keen to explain the workings of the walking and highlight its appeal to a wider audience. It is an excellent class to attend if you feel threatened by the thought of working out in a gym environment. There is no age restriction – as soon as you are tall enough to use the poles, you can Nordic walk. You would need to be approximately 2.5ft tall to your waist to use the poles on their shortest setting. Nordic walking is also excellent for people who have suffered or are suffering from certain injuries. Because you are using poles as you walk, it reduces pressure on knees and joints. It is also ideal for neck, shoulder and back problems, and is great for the heart and lungs. It is an extremely social class, with walkers grouping together as they exercise. What a great way to meet new friends! Currently the classes are drawing a more mature age group – from 40 through to 70. But it is an exercise that

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can appeal to younger people who enjoy the outdoors and wish to increase their inner core strength and stamina. No special clothing or equipment needs to be purchased. The poles are provided by the leisure centre and participants wear comfy clothing with gym or walking shoes. Ewan suggested wearing layers of clothing that you can remove as you warm up. One of the ideas that we chatted about was the appeal to families. What a lovely way to spend time together – catching up on the week’s events and exercising at the same time! If any of the above appeals to you, call the Centre who will arrange for you to attend a free taster session which lasts about quarter of an hour. You will be led through the basics of Nordic walking and, if you then wish to


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So having attended my taster session and progress training, I was ready to go on a walk with Ewan and Co. Our walk was to take place at Pulborough Brooks on a Saturday from 11 to 12 noon. Arriving at the RSPB car park a few minutes early, I was keen to meet my fellow walkers, size my poles and be ready for the off! We gathered by the main entrance and introductions were exchanged. Having adjusted our poles and strapped them onto our hands, we were ready to go. It took a few moments for me to get into the rhythm but once I had mastered this, I found it easy to walk and chat to the group. I had brought my friend Wendy with me for company but found (no disrespect Wendy!) that I would have been just as comfortable joining the group alone. Everyone was so welcoming and chatty, and the woods and views as we walked were beautiful. We were lucky

with the weather – a warm autumn morning and I soon felt the need to remove my first layer. The walk took just under an hour and then we stretched out our muscles. I could feel that I had worked out but it was so enjoyable it certainly wasn’t a chore at any time. Having passed the poles back to Ewan, it was time to go. The regulars however headed off to the café for a well-deserved coffee and chat. if you are a member of Storrington Leisure Centre, all training sessions and walks are free. to non-members, the cost is currently £5.50. please look at the Centre’s website for more details – www.chanctonburysl.com or give them a call on 01903 746070. i would certainly go again – my idea of hiking through the snow with my fellow nordic walkers has not left my imagination – it just seems more of a reality as the weather gets colder!

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progress further, there are four progress sessions which take you through the walking technique in more detail. You receive a ‘learn to’ certificate at the end of these sessions (2 sessions are normally placed back to back and last about an hour). You are then ready to take part in a walk away from the Centre. The certificate you receive is also recognised throughout the industry and will allow you to join any Nordic walking group across the Country. The walks that Storrington currently run take place from Chantry Lane in Storrington (which proceeds onto the Downs), and Pulborough Brooks. The Chantry Lane walk is hillier than the Pulborough Brooks walk which, although flatter, has a lot of sand which makes it challenging. The same level of workout is achieved with either walk and locations are rotated. New walking routes are also being discussed as I write this.

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28 • restaurant review

The Castle Inn Bramber Reviewed by: Katie Downes

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aving walked past the Castle Inn many times I have always meant to go in before now but haven’t actually been in… finally, I have and really enjoyed a great lunch! Steve and Mae took over the inn from Steve’s parents back in march this year, and Chef Chris Roberts joined the team in September. The outside of the building is really charming, and historical. We were warmly welcomed by Steve, and seated by Chris who took the time to sit down with us and talk us through all the dishes and a bit about the history of the inn and his background. The menu is extensive, and includes fresh sandwiches, light bites, stroganoff, steak and ale pie, and everything else tasty you would expect from a pub menu this changes monthly and there are superb,daily, fresh, specials of the day, meat, fish and vegetarian to choose from. For the starter, we went for the soup of the day which was the carrot and sweet potato served with homemade bread at a reasonable £5.50, it was so delicious, warm and hearty! We had to leave some room for mains, so couldn’t quite finish our bowls! Main course for me was one meat special, Pheasant Breast, with mash,glazed apple and cream sauce, and a side dish of fresh veg all for £10.50. The pheasant, which comes fresh from a local shoot, was delicious, really gamey and perfectly cooked, and the creamy sauce was complimentary without being too heavy. Lovely! Roger, who is now something of a local burger connoisseur (having sampled so many!) was thrilled with his selection, it came beautifully served

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on a wooden platter with a basket of homemade chips and a nicely dressed salad for £9.95 plus £1 for extra cheese, chorizo or bacon. The chips were delightfully crispy and freshly made and the burger was a perfect size, and tasted fantastic. The desserts today were apple crumble and custard, choc brownie, cheese and biscuits, sticky toffee pudding, served with either ice cream of custard all priced at just £4.90 The pudding was presented in true masterchef style, it was beautiful, I almost didn’t want to eat it! I chose

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the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream to *share*. Sublime is the word I would use, the toffee was melted and treacle-y it really was gorgeous. I would advise leaving a little room to truly appreciate it! The pre Christmas menu at the beginning of December, details of this and the full and very reasonably priced xmas menu are on the website www.castleinnhotel.co.uk, as are all details of bed and board. The really friendly and warm atmosphere in the restaurant is lovely and there were a few other diners


The Castle Inn Table 3 17 November’11 18.28 Grolsch (Large), Cola, Orange Juice Soup of the day with homemade bread Pheasant Breasts with Mash Bramber Burger with homemade chips and salad Sticky toffee pudding with ice cream

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welcomed and provided for even though it was pretty much after food serving time! Everyone was really happy with their choices. Chris the chef takes the time to bring food out himself and chat to the customers which really is appreciated by everyone, it’s not many places you receive service like that! The main dining room is being renovated and I certainly look forward to returning to have a look.

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32 • XMAS ON A BUDGET

Xmas on a budget...

Let Village Larder take the stress out of preparing for Christmas, by supplying your Sussex reared Turkey, local Vegetables, Fruit and a Sussex Cheese board. Order by 12th December and collect from the Village Larder at Squires Garden Centre along the A24 at Washington on the 23rd or 24th December.

Turkeys from Holmansbridge Farm, Barcombe, East Sussex Barn reared and Freerange birds 5kg to 11kg from £7.90/kg Trimmings box for 4: Streaky Bacon 12, Chipolatas 6, Sausagemeat 500g, Cranberry sauce, it’s arguably the most special dinner of the year, Goose fat, Stock - £15 that’s a good reason to spend a little extra on the ingredients memorable family meal. But in Parsnips 1kg, Broccoli 500g, Carrots 750g, Veg box forfor 4: aKing Edward Potatoes 2kg, tough economic times many us will be & conscious Brussel Sprouts 750g, Leeksof1kg, Red White Onions 1kg - £9 not to over spend this Christmas.

Veg box for 8: King Edward Potatoes 4kg, Parsnips 2kg, Broccoli 1kg, Carrots 1.5kg, To haveSprouts quality produce not mean Brussel 1.5kg,does Leeks 2kg, that Redyou & have White Onions 2kg - £18 to spend a great deal; it just means you have to buy the quantities that4: you need. Apples 1kg, Bananas 1kg, Satsumas 1kg, Large Oranges 4, Fruit box for Coxes

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

think back to last Christmas. how much waste did you box have?for were the portions too2kg, largeBananas so that you Fruit 8: Coxes Apples 2kg, Much Satsumas 2kg, Large Oranges 8, direct from of our produce is sourced locally and felt bloated? your plates over-fi lled? Comice or Conference Pears 2kg, Lemons 4, Dates 300gor- producer, £18 the farmer which ensures great quality and a fair price for all.

There is Cheeseboard always a tendency for to buy too muchBlue, food. Ashdown The Sussex 4: Sussex Forester, Sussex Marble, shops are only closed for a couple of days, so you don’t Sussex Brie and Washington Christmas chutney -Village £15 Larder is a family run business in need to stock up for a month.

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email: enough christmas@villagelarder.co.uk for 3 roast potatoes each.

Deliveries available within RH20 postcode.

At Village Larder we’ve tried to make it easy for you to plan your Christmas meal. we have Sussex reared turkey’s from £7.90/kg, so a turkey suitable for six will cost under £50; a Vegetable box for four people costs just £9, so too a Fruit box for four. Our Trimmings box includes Streaky bacon, Chipolatas, Sausagemeat, Cranberry sauce, Goose fat and Stock for just £15. Add a Cobnut Christmas pudding and Brandy butter, followed by Mince pies and you will spend around £17 per head based on six adults. December 2011 • Village Living

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Merry Christmas david

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33 • GARDENING

Shrub a dub dub!

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arge shrubs are often thought of last when planning the garden, but will often form the very backbone of the design. Now is about the right time to plant what will be the framework of your garden in the warmer months! We stock a wide range of evergreen shrubs and deciduous shrubs of all sizes, from the more common types to the rarer, more interesting varieties. If you are looking for a particular shrub and can’t see it on our website, then please contact us, it may be in stock or we could locate one for you or at the very least make a good recommendation for a replacement. One of my personal favourites is the Pineapple Guava, a great choice evergreen from South America. During the summer the compact silvery green foliage is topped with beautiful red and white flowers. The petals somewhat surprisingly taste of candy floss making them an exotic addition to a cocktail drink or fruit salad. A fascinating and stunning looking plant, this Pineapple-Guava is a native of South America but perfectly happy here in the UK. Like a bird of paradise in flower, its flamboyant sorbet pink and ice-white blooms will create a fabulously exotic display from late spring to early summer and sweet nectar that butterflies just love. In the Autumn, this

amazing plant then produces the most delicious, tropical tasting, vibrant green egg-shaped fruits – similar to a Kiwi’s but smoother skinned. With its unique ‘tropical apple’ flavour, the soft, succulent flesh is wonderful eaten on its own, turned into a smoother or baked in a pie or crumble for an extra special treat. The pulp also has a slightly gritty texture like the closely related Guava and is utilised in some natural cosmetic products as a gentle exfoliate. With stunning early summer flowers, tropical tasting fruits, Winter hardy, lush evergreen foliage – it truly makes for a unique plant and a superb gift. Another beauty is the Strawberry Tree, an evergreen shrub which grows to around 3 metres in height. The bell-shaped flowers are produced in late summer followed by orange fruits which ripen to strawberry red. Normally, the flowers and fruits are present at the same time, making a spectacular display throughout the autumn and winter. Suitable for all soils but best in a fairly bright position to grow well - you should expect between 20 and 30 cm of growth each year. It is very easy to prune to shape and a very rewarding plant to have in the garden... Taking its name from the lovely strawberry-like fruit it

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produces but is otherwise unrelated to the standard strawberry plants most people are familiar with. Originally native to the Mediterranean region this tree is fully hardy once established and flowers and fruits late into the autumn to provide an unusual focal point for any winter garden. It is a compact, evergreen tree with extremely attractive glossy green foliage which looks fantastic all year round; however the tree is at its best during the autumn when creamy white flowers and small red fruits hang together in delightful clusters. The tree bears mature fruit and flowers simultaneously because it takes the fruit 12 months to mature fully. These fruits are edible and in some countries are made into jam and liqueurs. In terms of the care this plant is relatively easy to look after. It is best kept in a sunny, sheltered position in well-drained soil. The mature plants are hardy in winter but younger plants should be covered with fleecing during the winter to protect from the harshest of the weather. Early summer is the best time to prune long stems back and remove any broken or diseased branches. our Christmas trees will be here last weekend in november, come and take your pick!

Hardy exotic plants Architectural trees Bamboos Japanese maples Olive specialist

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88 High Street, Steyning Tel. 01903 815045 www.thesussexproducecompany.co.uk

Port & Cheese

A Festive Feast from £19.95!

Our delicious three-course Festive Feast is £24.95 but we are delighted to offer this at just £19.95 for pre-ordered meals served Tuesday to Thursday evenings throughout December. For more information on our fantastic menu and how to pre-order, please pick up a leaflet from the shop next time you are in.

Vegetable Essentials Box Why not pre-order your bulky Christmas dinner veg this year? We are offering a Vegetable Essentials Box from £9.95 which you can pick up from the shop in the run up to Christmas. The box contains all your Christmas favourites and can be increased depending on the number of people you are catering for. For more information on our Vegetable Essentials Box, please do pick up a leaflet from us next time you are in. Many thanks to all our customers for their support over the last year and we look forward to seeing you in the shop and café soon.


Valerie Manor

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

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


37 • MIND & BODY

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

NLP Master Practioner, MNCH (reg)*

Conscious v Subconscious

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here has been much discussion over the years as to what exactly the subconscious mind is, as opposed to the conscious mind. There are even those who argue that there is no such thing as consciousness at all. The analogy that I use, with my clients, is the computer. To me the subconscious comprises of the thousands of programs & files that mostly lie dormant, or are doing activities in the background. The conscious mind is the desktop, where you call up one or more programs to work on. It has a limited capacity, which varies from computer to computer, so that if you get to too many open programs the computer jams up. I guess that the ladies’ claim to be able to multi-task more effectively is based on an assumed greater quantity of memory chips (RAM). Most of the problems I deal with are where there is some conflict between the two. For example, with a phobia, a client typically will say; ‘it’s so stupid that I’m frightened of something so small, but as soon as the client sees a mouse, something in the subconscious is triggered, which is identified as being a threat and the flight or fight response kicks in. Another example is comfort-eating. Clients will describe

eating chocolate/cakes/biscuits, even when they are not hungry. Continuing my analogy, I would say that this is represented as being a corruption of a program(s) in the subconscious. It is also important for the client to understand that (a) there is a good chance that it can be fixed and (b) fundamentally, the computer (i.e. the client) is ok. It is said that the subconscious governs 90% of our actions and is infinitely more powerful than the conscious. This is the reason that many people cannot simply will themselves to give up smoking, overcome a phobia, get rid of anxiety etc. A simple technique that is used to improve performance is visualisation. So, when you are next confronted with a perceived threatening situation, such as an interview, or a race, try mentally rehearsing the scene, over and over again and in great detail; each time with a positive outcome. Just like dreaming, the brain can easily be fooled into thinking ‘was that real, or did I imagine it?’ Hypnosis is based on by-passing the conscious mind and working at subconscious level. In fact one of the recognised forms of induction is to overload the conscious (desktop) with so much information that it

freezes, allowing the subconscious to be accessed. I believe that the reason that Hypnotherapy can be so effective is that it works with the subconscious where the problems exist. The clever bit is for the therapist to provide treatments that correct the ‘corrupted programs’, in the subconscious, so that the problem(s) no longer exists. For more information on Cognitive hypnotherapy, visit: www.questinstitute.co.uk or my website: www.chrisjones.uk.com.

Chris Jones

Treatment of

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Chalcraft Funeral Directors circa 1870

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Christmas Eve Live DJ playing The Best in Motown

Open until 2am

Food served until 9.30pm: Christmas and A La Carte Menus Free admission operating a one-in one-out system. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Strictly no admission after 11pm.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

LIVE DJ PLAYING CURRENT CHART TOPPERS

OPEN UNTIL 2AM

Food served until 9.30pm: A La Carte Menu Free admission operating a one-in one-out system. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Strictly no admission after 11pm.

33 High Street, Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex. BN43 5DD Telephone: 01273 463500 www.crownandanchor-shoreham.co.uk


We are taking Christmas reservations noW

To celebrate 1 year of business, if you reserve for more than 10, receive a bottle of house champagne free between 1st - 29th November, or try our Tuesday 5 course banquet for just £12.95

...NEW... Free home delivery within 5 miles – min order £15.00

‘Think curry – think Steyning Tandoori!’ Tel: 01903 813533 / 879726 76 High Street, Steyning. BN44 3RD www.steyningtandoori.co.uk

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