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Editor’s Letter

Hello again,

I know it’s very British to be obsessed with the weather but I think we have good reason to be. It’s 21st June as I write this, the longest day of the year, and I have my heating on, it’s about 13 degrees outside and the incessant rain has curtailed barbeques, fetes, weddings and endless outdoor events around the county. However, I am being optimistic for July so there’s lots of “outdoors” related content in this issue; a visit to Hurst Castle (p6), Countryside Education Trust Open Day (p11), Summer Hair and Treating Sunburn in Health and Beauty starting on page 23. Plus, why not try the kids out with Geo-caching (p36) – a brilliant way to make walking fun for less enthusiastic participants!

NEW ..... NEXT ISSUE - Eating Out Guide

A New Year’s resolution this year was to try a new restaurant every month and I’ve found many that were not easy to find on the internet or overlooked in Yellow Page. So, I’ve compiled the most comprehensive and easy to read Eating Out Guide in and around Southamtpon which will be included in your next issue of The Southampton Directory. Look out for the special offers excluisve for TSD readers! Fingers crossed for a hot and dry summer!

Melanie



Next issue: September 2011

Education - p12 Professional Services - p18 Health & Beauty - p23 Motoring - p26 Home Improvement - p28 Event Services - p42 Pet Services - p43 Gardening - p44 Property Maintenance - p50

This month:

Out & About: 8, 20, 63 Advertisers' Features: The Countryside Education Trust 10 Room to Make a Difference - Stonham Home Group 16 Articles: Hampshire Heritage: Hurst Castle 6 Charity of the Month: The Jubilee Sailing Trust 15 Health & Beauty: Summer Hair Care 23 Your Health: Treating Sunburn 25 Motoring: Rising in Value 26 Home Improvement: Kitchens for Living 28 Technology: E-books on the Beach 34 Geocaching: The GPS Treasure Hunt 36 Wedding Fairs 42 Gardening: Vegetable Growing 44 Meals in Minutes: Cajun Roast Monkfish with Potato Rosti 52 Local Information Community Information 4 Local Clubs and Societies 48/49 Regular Local Events 56/57 Coffee Time Puzzle Pages 32/33 Fun Quiz: Fashion 43 Puzzle Answers 61

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Southampton General

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Hampshire Heritage Hurst Castle is one of Henry VIII's Device Forts, built at the end of a long shingle barrier beach at the west end of the Solent to guard the approaches to Portsmouth. Hurst Castle was sited at the narrow entrance to the Solent where the ebb and flow of the tides creates strong currents, putting would-be invaders at its mercy. Also known as a Henrician Castle, Hurst was built as part of Henry's chain of coastal defences to protect England during the turbulent times of his reign. In was completed in 1544. Charles I was imprisoned here in 1648 before being taken to London to his trial and execution. During the Napoleonic wars the castle was modernised and in 1870 the enormous armoured wings were constructed. During World War II, Hurst was manned with coastal gun batteries and searchlights. At over a third of a mile long and covering seven acres, Hurst Castle is the largest coastal fort in the world. The end of the spit is only threequarters of a mile from the Isle of Wight and the views from

the top of the centre keep are spectacular. There are many exhibits and exhibitions as well as old cannons in the grassy centre which children are free to climb on. Friendly dogs on leads are welcome. Visiting there. www.hurstcastle. co.uk Daily from April – September, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm. October Daily – 10.30 am to 4.00 pm Nov to March – weekends only 10.30 am to 4.00 pm. Entry – Adult £4.00 : Child £2.50 : Senior £3.50 (season tickets available) There is a small café in the castle grounds for refreshments or take a picnic to have in the grounds or on

the beach outside. To really enhance your visit there is an excellent audio guide which you can download onto a portable music player (e.g. an ipod). It costs just £2 with the proceeds going to the uptake of the fort. hurstcastle. bandcamp.com Ferries: Returns - Adults £5.50; Child £3.00 Singles - Adult £3.50; Child £2.00 First ferry 10am from Keyhaven. Last boat 5:30pm from Hurst. It runs approximately every 20 minutes but more frequently at busy times. The ferry can be taken both ways or park at either Keyhaven or Milfordon-Sea and walk along the shingle beach to or from your starting point (around 2.5 miles). Images with thanks to Lewis Clarke

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Sat 9 Jul 11am The village of East Stratton Bedecked with flowers and offering a host of activities, the village will become a floral feast. The residents from East and West Stratton will produce and display their very own distinctive flower arrangements along the lanes of the village. £5 adults. 01962 774380.

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Sun 3 Jul 10am – 6pm Hoglands Park, High Street, Southampton, SO14 Organised by the Southampton Thai Festival Group this all-round celebration of Thai life features plenty of food, music, people and colour in Hoglands Park. Free

take part in free music showcase Sat 9 Jul 11am, The Point A showcase of the best new and emerging artists and bands is set to rock Eastleigh as part of this years Eastleigh Festival Of Music. Free. www. eastleighmusicfestival. 023 8065 2333.

Open Garden for NGS Bassett

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Wed 20 & Sun 24 July 1:304:30pm Westward, Bassett, SO16 7FP Very colourful ¼-acre garden with diverse selection of planting, baskets, vegetable garden, summerhouse, koi pond, waterfall and wildlife pond. Large collection of aeoniums, echeverias and cacti. New raised water feature in front garden. £3 Adult

How to Keep Hens in a Wildlife Garden

Sat 9 Jul 2 – 4pm 165 Oakwood Drive, Lordswood, Southampton Come and see this small terraced garden in Southampton with a lot packed into it. Including hens, wildlife features, and a vegetable patch. Wildlife and food production can go hand in hand even in a small urban space. Suggested donation £1.50. 01489 774406. 8

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Mon 1 Aug 2pm Royal Victoria CP, Empire Room Uncover local wartime history in this fascinating talk and cream tea afterwards. For 12+ Adult £7, Child £5, family £22. www. eastleighmusicfestival. (B) 023 8045 5157

Beaulieu River Boat Trip

Sun 14 Aug Buckler’s Hard to the mouth of the Beaulieu River at Needs Ore return with an on-board guide. Unspoilt river scenery and plenty of historical and wildlife interest en route. £6 adult, £4.50 child, Call 01590 612401(B)

Shelter Building Challenge Fri 26 Aug 10:30am-2pm Lepe Country Park Build a shelter and cook your lunch on the bonfire. Children must be accompanied by an adult £8.50 child.(B) 023 8089 9108. For ages 8-14

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Sun 10 Jul 10.00am Manor Farm Country Park Enjoy a living history presentation of an early-Victorian wedding and fete, performed by The Madding Crowd. Meet costumed characters from the past, take part in games and sideshows and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of rural life from a bygone age.

Sun 10 Jul 10.00am Winchester Guildhall Showcasing some of the best designer/makers in the South of England. Free.

Winchester Buggypush/ Summer Fete

Sun 10 Jul 9.30am Winchester Rugby Club, North Walls Park, SO23 7SU A fun-filled family day out with children’s entertainment, a variety of stalls, great raffle prizes, food stalls, BBQ and picnic area with a 5k fun run (9 for 9.30am start) or a 3k buggypush (10.30 for 11am start). Donations welcome. www. facebook.com/Buggypush

‘Astrobiology - the hunt for Alien Life’ Wed 13 Jul 6.30pm INTECH Planetarium Lecture on ‘Astrobiology’, a brand new field of science, encompassing research into the origins and limits of life on our own planet, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. Dr. Lewis Dartnell (lewisdartnell.com) is a researcher based at University College London, studying how life, and signs of its existence, might survive the intense cosmic radiation on the surface of Mars. £6 (£5 conc). 01962 891925.

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The Countryside Education Trust is a charity based at Beaulieu in the New Forest. Our aim is to bring children and adults closer to nature and to promote courses, activities and facilities for people of all ages to learn about and care for the countryside. As well as offering fully catered, residential educational visits at the Out of Town Centre on our farm in Beaulieu, self-catered accommodation is also available at weekends and during school holidays. Our accommodation is perfect for Brownie/Guide groups as well as family groups, walking groups or anyone wishing to enjoy a relaxing break in the beautiful New Forest. Contact us for details of our special offers for weekend bookings. Our spectacular Treehouse Study Centre lies within 40 acres of ancient broadleaf woodland. Nestling in the treetops, the classrooms, turrets, viewing platforms and rope bridges provide an inspirational learning environment. The buildings are available for use by school groups looking for an adventurous day of field studies in a

unique location, by community groups and even for that special occasion such as a wedding reception or birthday celebration. The Trust raised the funds to build the fantastic sustainable, eco-friendly buildings, constructed from sustainable wood and which incorporate biomass heating, solar panels, natural insulation and rainwater collection. Its superb natural design speaks volumes about the forest and how we can live in ways that help preserve it for generations to come. The Treehouse Study Centre recently appeared in the Number One spot in the Countryfile Magazine’s feature of Top Ten Treehouses in the country. Our Treehouses definitely have the WOW factor – come and see for yourself! Whatever your interest, the Countryside Education Trust has something for everyone – from pond life to farm life, the choice is yours. Contact us on 01590 612401 or mail@cet.org.uk www.cet.org.uk

The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre & Café Wildlife and Common information centre set in a quiet wildlife garden Brass rubbing trail Hands on displays Activity days

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Café open Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday noon – 3.30pm The Hawthorns, The Common, Southampton, SO15 7NN Tel 023 8067 1921

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The Countryside on Show

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July 10 am – 4 pm each day

The Countryside Education Trust (in conjunction with the New Forest Vintage Tractor and Engine Club) is holding its annual Countryside on Show event at the Out of Town Centre in the picturesque village of Beaulieu. Come and enjoy a fun-filled, family day out with something for everyone! Only £5 for adults, £3 for children with free car parking opposite the Out of Town Centre.

To ensure we have a day to remember, there will be a range of attractions on show including: • Live events in the arena including a Synchronised Tractor Display Team, vintage tractors and farm machinery. • Frontiersmen and Native Americans displaying traditional crafts in their teepees. • Local craftsman and woodworkers giving demonstrations. • Beekeeping and Falconry exhibits. • Earth Oven Cookery

There’s plenty for children to do: Meet the farm animals, pony rides, tractor and trailer rides and a chance to have a go at crafts, trails and seed sowing in the garden. A variety of refreshments will be available ranging from BBQ food, with local and our own produce, to teas, coffees, cream teas and home made cakes and biscuits.

We would love to share the unique CET experience with you.

Kickstart the Summer holidays with our fantastic range of activities for children of all ages from 1st –25th August

Prices from £8.00 per day For 5 – 8 year olds

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On Safari - An Out of Africa Experience Butterfly Summer - The dazzling world of butterflies! A Pirate’s Life for Me - Come on board for a swashbuckling pirate adventure! Tales from the Farm – Meet the real life animals from your favourite farmyard stories.

Outward Bound: Scale the climbing wall and trek in the forest with team challenges along the way. Surviving the Wild (with overnight camp): Construct your own shelter in the woods and sleep in it. Keep the campfire burning and learn to cook outdoors (includes a sundown deer watching excursion).

For 8 – 10 year olds SHIPWRECKED! - Get castaway on Hartford Island and join our Treehouse paradise! - Make driftwood art, compete with a rival island and find the buried treasure.

Family Events: Introduction to Archery - Learn the basics of bare bow shooting and take part in some archery games. The Hartford Navigation Challenge Come and learn compass and map skills and participate in a team orienteering competition.

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CHARITY OF THE MONTH What is JST? JST is a registered charity that owns and operates two tall ships Lord Nelson and Tenacious; the only two tall ships in the world designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities and ages (16-99) to sail side-by-side as equals.  We subsidise the costs making our tall ship adventures as affordable and inclusive as possible. Bursary funding and fundraising advice is also available eg. the Youth Leadership@Sea award. If you are between the ages of 16 and 25, want to develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills, be challenged and make new friends; then this is for you. For more information on voyages and our Leadership@Sea award please contact Jennifer Calais for a special discount of 20% quote JECSD11 on t: 023 8044 9108 or e: partnership@jst.org.uk

Sailing Trips in August We have many voyages all over the UK and in the winter will be visiting the Canary Islands and Caribbean. A day sail on board Tenacious leaving Sunday 14th August, departing from Southampton costs £135. A voyage on Tenacious leaving Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August, departing from Southampton returning to Poole for 7 days costs £545.

Family Fun Day, Totton Sports Club You could help fundraise and join the JST’s for our ‘Family Fun Day’ Sunday 24th July at Totton Sports club. There will be entertainment, music, food and a whole host of activities and attractions plus ‘It’s a Knockout’ with teams of 8-10 taking part. The points from each round goes towards gaining each team extra time in the giant inflatable obstacle course finale. The winners of each final receive a trophy and the overall winners receive an individual medal and T-shirt as well. A deposit of £50 per team is required and each team member must also aim to to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship. For more information please contact Kelly Carter on t: 023 8042 6868 or e:fundraising@jst.org.uk

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Being a supported lodgings ‘Host’ means you can turn young lives around. You have the satisfaction of watching a young person gain in confidence and skills whilst you gain extra income from your support.

You do not have to put your life on hold! If you have a holiday or are going away overnight we will arrange for them to go to another host or a friend.

Penny Diver, Service Manager for Stonham, answers some commonly asked questions about being a Host below.

What IS supported Lodgings about? Supported Lodgings is a Housing Option for young people (16+) unable to live with their own families, either due to recent problems or because they are ‘leaving Care’. It provides a bridge between being dependent and becoming independent. Supported Lodgings placements can last from a few days to two years.

What is a host? Stonham works with individuals, couples and families who have a spare room and can offer time to support a young person in their home. These people are ‘Hosts’. We try hard to ‘match’ Hosts with young people who will fit into their home.

What are the main problems? The most common problems in placements are with young people not telling you in advance they will not be in for a meal, or deciding to stay with a friend overnight and not telling you. Many of the young people we place have had few boundaries in their lives so need to get used to them. These problems are usually worked through. We have placed many hundreds of young people over time and the vast majority of them are very respectful towards the host and their family.

What do young people think about being in supported lodgings? Here are some of the things they have said: ‘Thank you for Christmas Day, for all the cups of tea and for letting me win that game of scrabble. My life will be more successful if I follow your teachings. I hope to learn from your actions and become a better person’

Do we have to be prepared to take in anyone?

‘I feel safe, confident in myself and wanted for the first time’.

No.. We understand that you may have preferences around gender and may feel unable to support young people with particular ‘issues’. We aim for placements to work and to be a positive experience for everyone involved. We are very mindful that we are placing young people within your home so do our very best to build a complete picture of them, focusing both on their strengths and aspirations but also any concerning issues.

‘I feel like I’m my own person. My hosts are really down to earth so I feel really comfortable being here’.

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What about Hosts? ‘Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and I am very happy with the Service’ ‘Communication with Stonham is fantastic. My Placement Manager is great. If she doesn’t answer the phone she returns the call or sends a text the same day….I feel confident that if I did have an emergency she would be there. She is always happy to discuss issues and offer ways of dealing with them.   I also appreciate how honest you have been.”

How do I find out more? Contact Penny on 077259 58288 or email penny. diver@homegroup.org.uk for more information.

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13 Jul 7.30pm Winchester Discovery Centre Up to ten original, local, unpublished stories are read aloud by the writer or nominated reader. The audience casts anonymous votes and the two top tales are awarded prizes. Pre register your story. £4 Readers £3 Listeners. 01962 873600.

A Simply Delicious Summer Feast With Rose Elliot

Fri 15 Jul 7.30pm Winchester Discovery Centre Rose demonstrates easy cooking with summer fruit and vegetables, including spinach and mushroom filo parcels with balsamic drizzle; roasted vegetable stack on herby couscous with homemade hummus; and dreamy raspberry pavlova. £5 adults. 01962 873603.

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Fri 15 Jul 10am Asda Superstore Southampton Whether you’re looking for inspiration on getting more active, suggestions on how to fit activity into your hectic lifestyle, or want to share a success story of how activity has helped you and your family, we’re looking forward to meeting you and hearing your views. 01962 846855.

Lake House Garden Open Day

Sun 17 Jul 11am Lake House, Mill Lane, Romsey Local author, David Henley, is opening his well-known gardens to support the work of Age UK Winchester. The gardens cover almost five acres and include a lake and meadow, as well as planted areas. £3.50 01962 871725 20

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Sun 17 Jul 11am-1pm Manor Farm Country Park A guided walk. £4 Adults £1 child. 01489 772813 (B)

Cultural Olympiad

Sat 23 and Sun 24 Jul 11am Bargate Monument To mark the one year countdown to the 2012 London Olympic Games, and the weekend before Tudor House re-opens, brush up on the background to our fascinating city. Take a 90 minute stroll around Old Town with Dr Andy Russel, as he opens up the hidden spaces of the medieval town. Free 023 8083 4563 (B)

Royal Victoria Railway’s Teddy Bears

Fri 29 Jul 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Royal Victoria Country Park Take part in the ‘Find the Teddy’ puzzle to see how many different coloured bears you can spot on your journey. Everyone receives a drink and children are given a treat and colouring in picture of our train. Trains leave from Chapel Road Station. £3 (B)For up to 10 yrs 023 8045 6246.

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Thurs 4 Aug 11am Manor Farm Country Park Normal Farm admission charges. 01489 787055.

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Sat 13 Aug 10am Manor Farm Country Park Reflecting the Victorian era, eye catching flower arrangements will be festooning the Farm’s historic buildings. Associated activities & advice throughout the weekend.

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Sat 27 Aug 6 – 9pm Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Bring a rug and a picnic to enjoy an evening of comedy, craft-making and musical entertainment for all the family. Pops Incorporated UK play all your favourites - old and new. Firework finale approx 8.45pm. Refreshments available. Book before 17 Aug £10 Adults, £6 Children. 01794 369318.

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Sun 7 Aug 2pm Hill Farm House, Droxford Road, Swanmore, SO32 2PY Open Garden in support of The Rowans Hospice. Plants, home made cakes, cream teas for sale. 023 92382433 / 023 9237 0647.

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Sun 7 Aug 12pm Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon listening to classical music in the Gardens performed by ensembles from the City of Southampton Orchestra. Bring a rug and your newspapers and find a comfy spot in the Gardens to soak up the beautiful surroundings whilst being serenaded by the musicians! Free with normal admission. 01794 369318.

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Summer Hair Care You may have a vision in your mind’s eye of your hair blowing in the summer wind looking fresh and gently highlighted. However the reality is that strong sun, high temperatures, humidity and pool or sea water will damage your hair leaving it dry, brittle and anything but healthy.

You can help yourself by generally taking a gentler approach to your hair styling in the summer months. Use a mild shampoo, wash less frequently to allow the natural oils to be absorbed and when you do wash your hair, finish with a cool or cold rinse to seal the cuticle. Try to limit hair treatments such as bleaching and cut back on your usage of heated hair styling tools such as curlers and hair straighteners. If your hair is long enough, put it into a loose bun and tuck the ends out of sight as this is the most vulnerable part. Pulling your hair back in this way can also mean you don’t have a parting which will prevent sunburn on your scalp, although don’t forget to apply sunscreen all around the hairline. If you don’t have long hair, do have a parting and don’t want to wear a hat, it’s essential that you apply sun lotion to your scalp. Your hair might look a little greasy during the day, but that’s better than a peeling scalp making you look like you have bad dandruff. Wet your hair with plain water before going into a pool or the sea as this will reduce the amount of chlorine or salt absorbed into your hair. Once you’ve had a swim, rinse your hair with plain water again before sitting back in the sun, and use a mild shampoo at the end of the day to ensure those chemicals and salt aren’t continuing to do their worst.

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Treating Sunburn Although the obvious way to prevent sunburn is to avoid going out in the heat of the day at all, it is both necessary to have a little sun for our health and a pleasure to feel those rays on your skin. Although most people will use a sun cream or lotion as a preventative measure, studies have shown that many people do not use enough sunscreen to provide adequate protection. If you do find that you have caught more sun than you intended, it’s important to treat your skin to minimise the damage. As with any burn the skin will be overheated, so the first thing to do is to find a way of cooling the area. Apply a flannel soaked in cold water or take a lukewarm shower or bath. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids as dehydration will only make matters worse and avoid alcohol. For mild sunburn using a moisturising

lotion which contains Aloe Vera or a specially formulated after-sun lotion will both cool and rehydrate the area, and relieve the feeling of tightness. For more intense sunburn ask your chemist about a hydrocortisone cream and take over the counter painkillers such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen to reduce your temperature. If your sunburn is severe, or it’s on a young child, you should ask for advice from your doctor or – in the worst cases – visit Accident and Emergency. If your sunburn is accompanied by other symptoms such a fever, dizziness or vomiting you could have sunstroke. It is essential in this case that your temperature is lowered and as a minimum you should seek advice from NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

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Motoring

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Car buyers are used to driving their new purchase off the forecourt and it instantly plummeting in value. It’s a fact of motoring life. Or is it? What if we told you there are some cars out there that are actually rising in value? And we’re not just talking about automotive exotica either. We spoke to experts from trade price bible CAP as well as leading auction house BCA to uncover the cars that are turning residual values on their heads.

Londonbased dealer Clive Sutton specialises in selling the most exclusive supercars. He often sees cars rise in value, but if he was spending his money it would be the Ford GT he’d shell out on. ‘The Ferrari Enzo was the one to go for a while ago, but prices have cooled,’ he told us. ‘Now the Ford GT is the car to invest in.’

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So here are our depreciation-busting top picks.

It’s the V8-engined sports car from Audi that’s popular with buyers, reports CAP. Our experts said it had a slow start in the used market, but in the last 12 months a 2007 model with 20,000 miles has risen £1,900 in the trade to £53,100. ‘It’s increasing in popularity,’ said CAP’s man in the know.

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Aston Martin DB7

‘There are some classic and sports cars that will keep going up in value,’ one expert told us. ‘Others will simply hold firm. But it’s all dependent on how much you use them and their condition.’

This one surprised us too. CAP has found that the Hard Top 4.0 Sahara twodoor model with an automatic gearbox has risen £475 in the last 12 months to a trade price of £5,450. CAP says even at this price it’s considered to be a cheap, heavy-duty vehicle – but only for those that can afford to run it.

MINI BCA says despite the volumes currently being sold, the Mini is a future classic in waiting. The auction house told us that One models are selling well for around £3,500 to £4,000 even with as many as 100,000 miles on the clock. But prices for well looked after Countryman, Convertible and Clubman models are the firmest. 26

This is a good sign that the recession is easing. Prices for the Volante Convertible version of the stunning Aston Martin DB7 have risen £1,300 in the trade during the last year, according to CAP. An 04-reg, 50,000 miler currently costs £31,400. ‘Today’s buyers appear less concerned about running costs than they were 12 months ago,’ said CAP. By James Baggott, editor of Car Dealer Magazine (CarDealerMag.co.uk)

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What makes a good-looking, functional kitchen? Careful planning is the answer - plus a little bit of lateral thinking… These days, kitchens aren’t just for cooking in, or even for eating; they’re for socialising, doing homework, painting, reading, chatting, catching up with the accounts, watching TV or simply hanging out. So how do you go about designing a space that really works for you? First, assess exactly what you need from the kitchen. The panel on the right will give you a good start. Next, do plenty of research – read everything about kitchens you can get your hands on, and visit every showroom within reach. It really is the best way to establish what styles you like, and what you can afford. Then, before you get bogged down with the detail, think about the space as a whole. If your kitchen is on the small size and you’re planning on investing in it, it might be worth, at this stage, considering either amalgamating it with an adjacent room or extending. If that’s not possible, can you enlarge a doorway or knock through a ‘hatch’ to give a feeling of extra space, and better sight lines to what’s going on elsewhere in the house? Perhaps you can create more room by moving the washing

The Crescent Curve kitchen from Metris, with sleek cabinets in zebrano and matt sand, is space-efficient and cosmopolitan. From £20,000. Call 01325 505590; www.metriskitchens.co.uk.

Designing your kitchen? Ask yourself these questions first… • Who will use the room, how often, and how many at a time? • How will it be used - for semiprofessional cooking, regular family meals or the occasional microwave dinner? And what about other activities - homework, watching TV, doing the washing or ironing? • Do you like using high-tech appliances? What wiring and plug sockets will be required? Will you keep small appliances out on worktops, or hidden in cupboards? • How much storage do you need, and of what type? For cupboards, do you prefer solid or glass doors, or maybe lots of open shelves? Will you have some unfitted elements, such as a dresser or sideboard? And would you prefer built-in or free-standing appliances?

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machine into the garage or under the stairs, or by fitting a fold-down dining table? Anything you can do in which to create a larger floor area will help. Next: layout. Plan it with the utmost care to ensure that the room is easy to use and comfortable to be in. You don’t want to have to walk right across the kitchen to put the crockery away, tripping over the dog and the child practising headstands on the way. Nor do you want to have to manoeuvre around a dining table every time you need to get from the cooker to the sink. In technical terms, experts recommend a ‘work triangle’ between the cooker, sink and fridge (in practice, this doesn’t always work, but aim to leave uninterrupted space between the areas you use more frequently). An island unit is great for maximising space, but needs to be well designed – within one step of the other worktops, not so deep that you can’t reach across it and, ideally, positioned so that the cook can see what else is going on in the room. In addition, room to cook in the way you want and enough cupboards and shelves to store everything tidily but accessibly are vital, while even seemingly small things matter a lot, like providing an area on which to dump shopping

John Lewis’ Leckford kitchen features Shaker-style doors in warm oak and a choice of four delicate painted shades. From £10,000 for a medium-sized kitchen. Call 08456 049 049; www.johnlewis.com.

bags before unpacking, or ensuring that the bin is close to the chopping board. Ultimately, of course, what defines a really great kitchen is much more than a set of guidelines. Avoid fashion fads, invest in quality and do your planning but, above all, go with what feels right for you. Instinct, inspiration and imagination are the secret ingredients in this recipe, helping create a room that’s comfortable and functional, as well as homely, hospitable and heart-warming.

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Holidays : a time to relax, turn off the phone and catch up on all those books you've been meaning to read. Thanks to ebook readers there's no need to stuff your suitcase full of books when you travel, but which one is the best for holiday reading?

What's the best e-book reader for bookworms?

e-books on the beach There are three big players in the UK ebook market: Apple, with its iPads; Amazon, with its Kindle; and Sony, with its Reader devices. There are others - for example Waterstone's offers a range of ebook readers from firms including Elonex and iRiver, while recent Androidpowered tablet computers boast Google Books software but for now it's a three-horse race. There are some big differences between the devices. If you want a do-it-all device that doubles as an ebook reader, then Apple's iPad 2 is the way to go: it's a proper computer that can edit video, make music, browse the Internet and play games. Androidpowered tablets are very similar. There are downsides to all that power, though. The first is price - iPad 2s start at around £440, rising to nearly £700 for the top-end model - and the second is the screen. Tablet computers use laptop-style screens, which are hopeless in direct sunlight. They're also power hungry. The iPad's tenhour battery life is impressive

in computer terms, but it's poor compared to a device such as Amazon's Kindle. The Kindle (pictured here) has an e-ink display, which is the closest to real ink on paper you can get from an electronic device. That means it's fine in direct sunlight, very easy on the eyes you don't get the tired-eyes feeling that comes from staring at a screen for hours - and it's very small and light. E-ink only uses power when you change the page, so battery life is extraordinary: devices last for weeks between charges. There are two Kindles: the Wi-Fi only one at £111, and the 3G one at £152. The former is the better bet: unless you intend to read newspapers on it (you can subscribe and have them delivered wirelessly) there's no real need for a 3G mobile connection: simply transfer books via Wi-Fi when you're at home. Kindles store up to 3,500 books, so you're unlikely to run out of things to read when you're travelling.

The problem with the Kindle is that it's an Amazon-only effort: if you want to read copy-protected books (most mainstream ebook releases are copy-protected), you'll need to buy them from Amazon. It's a similar story with the iPad 2 its iBooks software expects you to buy from the iBooks shop. If that sounds too restrictive, then Sony would like to show you something. Sony's Readers (pictured below) are based on the same idea as the Kindle and cost much the same (at the time of writing the PRS350 is £149), but it has two interesting features: its e-ink screen is a touch screen, which makes using the device much easier, and its formats of choice are EPUB and PDF. Such books are sold in all kinds of places - all Waterstone's titles are in EPUB or PDF format - so you're not limited to a single ebook shop. So what's best? If you want a do-everything device, get a tablet - but if you're a bookworm, get something with an e-ink display.

Our final thought... The choice ultimately comes down to your favourite bookshop. If it's Amazon, get a Kindle; if it isn't, think Sony.

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Fancy a fun-filled activity all the Family can enjoy? Then give Geocaching a try. “Why don’t you switch off your TV set and go and do something less boring instead?” was the irritatingly catchy theme-tune from popular children’s television show “Why Don’t You?” Nowadays, “TV” would have to be replaced with Games-console/Laptop/Mobile phone or the latest must-have electronic gadget we can’t live without.

Geocaching The GPS Treasure Hunt But there is a way to convince the whole family out of the house with an electronic device whilst enjoying a good walk or bike ride in the countryside: Geocaching. This involves tracking down hidden items, or caches, with a GPS device and recording your find. You log-on to the Internet to find the coordinates of the cache, and then use your eyes to locate its exact whereabouts – like a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. Look online and you’ll find videos of cleverly hidden caches – inside sawn-up logs in forests, stuck-up pipes by rivers and even stuffed in plastic bricks as part of the wall of a disused building. They’re usually made up of a logbook sealed in a plastic box or ammo-case, along with small trinkets to keep or swap for something of similar value, and are always found outdoors. And if you’re really lucky, you might come across a “trackable” – a numbered coin or dogtag that’s moved from cache to cache. Each time it is moved, its serial number is logged on-line so it can be tracked. Bought online for a couple of pounds, some have been known to travel

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Vegetable Growing by Pippa Greenwood There is something lovely about this time of year: even on the less appealing days it rarely gets too chilly, the soil is warm and feels all the more full of potential. But there is no doubt that your vegetable growing may seem to be close to peaking and perhaps in some areas on the decline. Rather than forgetting the fun of growing your own until next year, why not add to what you already have and start some crops from fresh? If you’ve missed the boat totally and never actually planted anything this year, there’s still time to grow some tasty home grown vegetable and herbs....it’s not too late to start, but you’ll have to get your skates on. Knowing what responds best to late sowing is the key, and knowing what might be worth the risk has the potential to be the icing on the cake. That lovely warm soil is a real advantage to those somewhat tenuous sowings made right at the start of the season, but you may also have to spend more time watering your vegetables, especially when the plants are small. Sow yourself some ruby chard. These fantastically brightly coloured plants mean you can create something seriously good-looking as well as tasty. ‘Bright Lights’ is the wackiest with bright yellow, orange, red, pink and purple stems. It can be sown successfully into August and can be used as ‘baby leaves’ for salads or as an alternative to spinach. Several of the oriental vegetables respond especially well to later sowing. Mizuna is one of my favourites. With its pretty divided leaves and ability to grow very fast, it can be sown right through from now and into September. Good in stir fries or as a salad ingredient, Mizuna does best in a sunny site. A covering of fleece helps to keep the flea-beetle away and so prevent the leaves becoming riddled with tiny holes. Spring onions make really tasty additions to salads, ploughman’s lunches and stir-fries. They grow rapidly and although it is getting late, a prompt sowing now should still give you a crop of tiny spring onions in October. Sow enough to leave some in the soil where you can then harvest full-sized versions in March.

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Carrots can be sown for many weeks of the year and some varieties of ‘maincrop’ carrot including ‘Ideal’ can still be sown until early August. Sow within the week and you’ll be cropping from autumn to Christmas time. Choose a light soil, free from stones, or grow in a deep container. If in doubt about sowing times, just check the packet. I love eating them, but hate buying those ridiculously expensive baby spinach leaves, but grow your own and you can have as many as you like for little outlay. They are perfect in salads and sandwiches....and much, much tastier and more tender (and a lot cheaper) than those you buy in cellophane bags. Make successional sowings from now and in to September and in five to six weeks you can harvest the baby leaves. If you like full-sized spinach leaves, then just leave the crop in the ground and allow it to grow a little more. Chinese cabbage is another late-season stalwart. It is one of the fastest growers I know and perfect for anyone who wants a delicate steamed vegetable or a wonderfully tasty and crunchy addition to a Chinese style meal. Also known as Chinese leaves, if you sow promptly you should be harvesting in late October. If you enjoy miniature beetroot or baby beet as they’re often known, then buy a packet of beetroot seed and sow some of them promptly for a delicious, crop of small-sized beetroot from the autumn until Christmas. French beans are so much better when grown at home. It is hard to make them tough or tasteless. A speedy sowing now should produce plenty of beans that you can harvest in mid-autumn. Choose a variety such as ‘Tendergreen’ and it should perform well. Kohl rabi is, admittedly, a peculiar looking vegetable as it has really tasty and crisp swollen stems, but it is perfect for adding to salads and great in stir fries too. It performs well in most areas if sown up until about the middle of this month, and just nine to ten weeks after sowing you should be able to harvest your first crop.

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REGULAR EVENTS ADULTS St Michael’s Church Parish Hall, Bassett Tea Dance: Last Fri of month 2-4pm. Dance Tuition: Every Fri except last Fri. 2-3pm Coffee Morning: Sat 10.30am & Wed 10am Little Treasures Preschool: Mon-Wed & Fri 9.15-12.15, Thurs 12.30-3.30pm

Free Lunchtime Musical Concerts

Every Tuesday 1:15 - 1:45pm St Michaelís Church, Bugle St Performed by the Friends of St Michaelís Instrumental Scholars at the University of Southampton. Feel free to bring your sandwiches!

Southampton City Art Gallery

Mondays CLOSED Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm Sundays 1 - 4pm Civic Centre Tel: 023 8083 2705 Exhibitions and displays range from ancient culture to the cutting-edge and the Gallery is internationally renowned for its impressive art collection, spanning six centuries of European art history.

Alzeimer’s Society & Connections Club

Meet Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Bedford House, Amoy St SO15 Tel: 023 8047 4657

The Spiffin Scottish Country Dancers

Sept-July Tuesdays @7:30pm St. James Church Hall,Shirley £2.50 inc refreshments. Beginners welcome, partners not required. Contact Suzanne on 023 8028 2494

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W.I. Woodlands (N.F.)

1st Wed in month, 2.15pm Community Hall, Woodlands Rd

Southampton Rock Choir Wednesday 8-9.30pm, Thurs 10-11.30am Sign up for a free taster session. www.rockchoir.com

Alpine Garden Society

4th Tues 7.15pm. Chilworth Parish Hall, SO16 £2.50 entryTel: 01489 782952

Waterside Natural History Society 4th Tues 7.15pm. Chilworth Parish Hall, SO16 £2.50 entryTel: 01489 782952

Avenue St Andrew’s United Reform Church

The Avenue, Southampton SO17 Tel: 023 8067 8787 Film Club:2nd Wed every month at1:45pm Scrabble Group : 4th Wed every month 7:30pm Lunch Club :2nd Thurs every month 12:30pm The Avenue Club: Every Tues from 10:30-12noon for coffee and 12:00 -2pm for light lunches

Sunday Social Salsa

Banister Park Bowling Club Sundays,7.30pm Music, fantastic dance floor, bar and free parking. Drop in welcome. Stoneham Lane Tel: 07890 438890

Heritage Walks of Old Southampton

Every Sunday and BH Mondays at 10:30am. South Side of Bargate Monument - 90 minute tour of the old Norman Town include the gates, walls and unique medieval vaults. Free Tel: 023 8057 1858

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Line Dancing

Every Monday 7-8pm. Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill Tel: 023 8034 3093

COMMUNITY CENTRES Calmore Community Centre To hire: 023 8086 8455

Lordswood Community Centre

For hire: 07986 843401 Brownies - Thurs, Disabled Keep Fit - Tues, Chinese Christian Fellowship Sat am, Dog Training - Mon eve, Girl Guides - Thurs eve, Rainbows - Wed pm, Slimming World - Tues eve, Solent Wine Circle - Tues eve, Winged Fellowship - Sun am. Wheelchair Dancing, all abilities welcome, volunteers needed Thurs 6:30-9pm call Joan 023 80773 165

Calmore Village Hall

To hire: 023 8086 3138 Call for info on Toddler group, Singing ‘Angels’, Dog Training sessions, a Pop Music School, Tai Chi, Line Dancing and Tap Tots.

Houndsdown Hall

To hire: 023 8086 3138 Thursday Tea Club: Thurs 1012noon. Chat, tea and bingo. Bingo: Thurs 7.30pm Little Treasures: Preschool Mon-Wed & Fri 9.15-12.15, Thurs 12.30-3.30pm

Bingo

Every Wednesday 7:30-9pm. Coxford Community Ctr Tel: 023 8036 4656


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West Totton Centre

To hire: 023 8086 3138 Badminton: Coaching Tues 10am-12 Badminton Pay & Play: Fri 7-10pm Keepfit: Thurs 10-11am Line Dancing: 11.15-12.30pm & 7.30-8.30pm Table Tennis Pay & Play: Tues 7-10pm

Marchwood Village Hall

To hire: 023 8066 7927 Yoga: Mon 9.30-12.15 Children’s Yoga: Mon 5-6pm Line Dancing: Mon 7.30-0.30pm Toddlers Group: Tues 10-11.15 Tai Chi: Tues 2-3pm TaeKwonDo: Tues 6-7pm Slimming World: Tues 7-8.30pm Women’s Institute: Tues 7.1510pm Police Beat Surgery: Tues 7-8pm Rosemary Conley: Wed 9.4511.15am & Fri 6.30-7.30 50+ Club Wed: 1.45-3.45 Zumba: 6.30-7.30pm Weight Watchers: Wed 6.307./30pm Kung Fu: Wed 8-9.30pm Pole Dancing: Wed 8.30-9.30 Marchwood Tots: Thurs 1011.15am Waterside Writers: Thurs (fortnightly) 9.30-12noon Stitch & Chat: 2-4pm Aikido: Thurs 7.30-9.30 & Sun 6.30-8.30pm Tea Dance: Sat 2-4.30 (2nd Sat of month) Country Music Club: Sat 7.3010.30pm (1st Sat of month)

Hythe & Dibden Community Centre

Brinton Lane, Hythe To hire: 023 8084 4074 Yoga Mon 9.30-12.15 Children’s Yoga Mon 5-6pm

REGULAR EVENTS KIDS All Saints Parent & Toddler Group Every Wed 1.15 -2.45pm St Michaels and All Angels Church, Bassett Avenue Tel: 07989 381948

Youth Drop In, Hythe

For teens In Y7-Y10, St John’s Hall 7.30-9.30pm

The Tower Bar

St Winifred’s Church, Salisbury Road, Totton 7-10pm. A non alcoholic bar for your people to meet and chill out Saturdays during term time. Tel: 023 8086 5103

The Garage Youth Centre

Mon, Wed, Thurs 5-8.30pm and Sat 12-4.30pm Eling Recreation Ground. Ages 9-16. A safe and structured environment for young people to socialise and participate in organised activities. Tel: 023 8036 4656

West Totton Centre

Taekwondo Fri 5-7pm for ages 4-16

Mo’roller

Every Sat & Sun 12.30-2.30pm & 3.30-5.30pm Join the rollerskating party! West Quay Ind Estate Tel: 023 8033 8880

Junior Boxing

Every Monday 5:30-6:30pm MP3 Bldg, Evenlode Road, Millbrook Tel: 077 8234 7580

Totton Air Cadets

Meet Tues & Thurs 7-9.30pm For ages 13-18. ATC Building, Cheam Way Totton Tel: 023 8086 5882

Headspace 1st Wed evening

monthly 5-7pm Burgess Road Library Tel: 023 8083 2664

Highfield Beavers, Cubs & Scouts Up the path near 51

Brookvale Road, SO17 1QS www.highfieldscouts.org.uk to apply

Highfield Church

023 8055 8234 The Ark 1st Wed every month In term time from 10:30 - 11:30am. Under 5s Tiddywinks Every Friday during term time 9:45-11:15am Under 5s Space Fortnightly on Fridays. Youth group for ages 15-18 Source Fortnightly on Fridays Youth group for ages 11-15 Bubbles 2nd Tues of each month during term time 1:30-3pm Next. For new mums and mums to be, parents and carers.

LIBRARY ACTIVITES FOR CHILDREN Southampton City Library

Tel: 023 8083 2598 Storytime Every Tuesday 10am Rhymetime Every Thursday 2:00pm Toddlertime Every Wednesday In term time 10am-10:40am The Young Ones: 7-11 years. Explore a different type of art each week. £6 p/child. Saturdays 11am-1pm

Hythe Library

Toddler Rhymetime 10-10:30am Mondays Baby Rhymetime 11am Mondays Storytime 2:15 Tuesdays (under 5s)

Lordshill Library Tel: 023 8073 2845 Storytime and rhyme-time alternate Tuesdays 11-11:30am Shirley Library Redcar Street Tel: 023 8077 2136 Storytime Monday 2:15-2:45pm. Rhyme-time - fortnightly on Fridays 10:15-10:45am

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ADVERTISERS INDEX HOMES & INTERIORS

AUCTIONEERS Bonhams................................38 BLINDS & AWNINGS Waterside Blinds.....................40 BATHROOM FITTERS Simply Bathrooms..................41 TP Watts.................................58 Aquatec..................................58 BEDROOMS Forest Fitted Bedrooms..........38 Interstyle.................................39 CURTAINS Pont Furnishings.......................9 DRIVEWAYS & PATIOS Scott Beck Paving...................47 The Patio Washer...................46 ESTATE & LETTING AGENTS Northwood..............................64 Michael Browne......................35 FLOORING Floor Coverings Southern.......51 FURNITURE Haywoods Office Services......15 The Flat Pack People..............51 KITCHENS Abbey Kitchens.......................35 Granite Transformations.........30 Ashmore Kitchens..................29 THT Kitchens..........................31 ADI Installations......................50 LOFT & GARAGE CONVERSIONS Lofts of Space.........................40 SOFT FURNISHINGS Pont Furnishings.......................9 UPHOLSTERY Pont Furnishings.......................9 WINDOW DRESSINGS Waterside Blinds.................... 40

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AERIAL & SATELLITE DJ Satellite & Aerials..............60 Humphries Digital Aerials.......54 APPLIANCES – RETAIL & REPAIR Premier Electrics....................59 123 Domestic Appliances.......58 Advanced Appliance Care......50 BUILDING SERVICES JCM Services.........................59 Brian Loades Builder..............59 CARPENTRY Todd Beverley.........................53 DECORATORS SJ Penney..............................31 Design & Decorate Naturally..31 ELECTRICIANS EEC 24/7................................54 Ampfield Electricals................54 MCT Electrical........................59 Ace Electrical..........................63

FASCIAS MOTORING Aztec Fascias.........................53 TAXI & TRANSPORT GARAGE DOORS Confetti Car Hire.....................42 Solent Garage Doors..............55 VEHICLE REPAIRS & MOT FixQuick..................................51 Badminston Garage................27 GUTTER SERVICES Chipsaway..............................27 Aztec Fascias.........................53 VEHICLE DEALERSHIPS HighVac..................................46 Collisons Recreation Ltd.........27 PLASTERING HEALTH & BEAUTY MPM Plastering......................54 BEAUTY SCHOOL PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES Helen McGuinness.................25 1st Porter Call.........................53 BEAUTY SALON Aquatec..................................58 Natural Tone...........................24 Ace Plumbing.........................63 Seto’s......................................24 First Call Heating......................3 FITNESS & SLIMMING Able Services.........................55 Natural Tone...........................25 GE Harding & Sons Ltd..........60 HEARING CLINICS G James Plumbing.................60 Hampshire Hearing Centre.....24 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CHIROPODISTS See Also Building Services Noble Feet..............................25 H & C Maintenance................54 COUNSELLING JCM Building Services...........59 Hope Counselling...................23 Handyman Hero.....................51 SPECIAL EVENTS Ogilvy Property Svs................50 FUNERAL SERVICES The Flat Pack People..............51 J Lawrence & Sons.................42 AFF Handyman......................55 ENTERTAINMENT 1stPorter Call..........................53 Keyboard Magic......................42 ROOFING SERVICES WEDDING CAR HIRE IO Contracts...........................55 Confetti Cars...........................42 SKIP SERVICES Forest Skip Hire......................60 PETS Rubbish Clearance & Waste DOG WALKING & BOARDING Removal..............................50 Wagging Tails.........................43 SOLAR HEATING Animals2Go............................43 First Call Heating......................3 Just Pets.................................43 Finesse Energy.........................7 Aa EDUCATION TV RETAIL & SERVICES EXTRA CURRICULAR CLASSES DJ & Satellite Services...........60 Bettermaths............................14 WINDOW REPAIR EARLY LEARNING Hampshire Window Play Away Day Nurseries..12/13 Surgeons............................38 DRIVING INSTRUCTOR WINDOWS, DOORS & Jenny’s School of Motoring....14 CONSERVATORIES TUTOR SERVICES G & H Windows......................35 Home School Tutoring... 14 & 21 Live In Design...........................5 ADULT LEARNING/TRAINING Ideal Windows........................37 Prince’s Trust..........................17

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ACCOUNTING Arlington Accountants............18 Waterside Accountancy..........18 FINANCIAL SERVICES Waterside Independent..........21 INSURANCE BROKERS Paul Jones Insurance Services.22 SOLICITORS CGM Solicitors........................22 COMPUTER SERVICES Frog Business.........................18 FRANCHISE SERVICES Time For You Ltd.....................19

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Army Commando 22-26 August 10am - 6pm. National Motor Museum, Beaulieu Young visitors will be given a taste of life in the Army, courtesy of soldiers from 51 Squadron at the Hampshire based 17 Port & Maritime Regiment. Dressed in real Army uniform and painted faces faces, they’ll be put through their paces simulating a real Section patrol and attack from Jungle and Desert bases. Info 01590 612345

Blasts from the Past 6 & 7 Aug 11am-5pm Broadlands, Romsey An immensely popular, major Classical Greek to Space Race multi-period historical spectacular, set in the parks of

Broadlands. Ancient Greeks, Romans & Britons, dark age warriors, medieval knights, Tudor life, civil war soldiers and camp followers, "Last of the Mohican" era redcoats, indians, French and Jacobites, Napoleonic troops, Victorians, American Civil War, Edwardians, 1940s and post WWII up to the Space Age! www.eventplan.co.uk

Butterflies and Dragonflies of Lower Test Sat 23 July 11am-1pm Meet Salmon Leap Pub, off Testwood Lane, Totton A stroll across Lower Test Marshes to look at the butterflies and dragonflies found there, led by Reserves Officer Simon King. 02380 424206 (B) Sorry no dogs. Suggested donation £1.50.

The New Forest Show 26 – 28 July. The Show Ground, New Park, Brockenhurst

Haywire Thurs 14 July to Sat 16 July 7:45pm The Vernon Theatre, Sandy Lane, Lyndhurst A fast-moving comedy by Eric Chappell, author of ’Rising Damp’. Alec, a middle-aged bookseller, is planning a furtive holiday in Spain with his lovely new assistant, Liz. Everything has been carefully planned so what could possibly go wrong? Plenty! Box Office: 023 8028 2729

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Blocked Waste | WC, Urinals

Domestic Installation (Lighting & Sockets)

Guttering | Drains High Pressure Jetting Machines

Electrical Repairs & Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance Termed Contracts

Re-Wires | Security Lighting

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PLUMBING All Repairs Large or Small Un Vented Cylinders

Shower Installations | PAT Testing

HEATING

TEL: 023 8077 7010 Plumbing, Heating, Drainage & Electrical

Boiler Repairs & Servicing (including LPG)

Replacements

Landlord Certificates Boiler Upgrades

Washing Machines No. 526739

Dishwashers Outside Taps | Showers Full Bathrooms | All Taps...

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