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Hello Do you know what I love about autumn?  Not the poetic crisp, clear skied mornings, nor the multi coloured trees shedding their leaves (all over my garden!) but the clothes I can now wear to hide those peely wally (Glaswegian for white!) legs and  the lumps and bumps  that less than flattering shorts and cropped tops cannot hide.  I’m not as slim as I used to be so I welcome the opportunity to get back into my leggings, long tops and woolly jumpers. Although, with the help of Zumba classes (see p21), I now have November-April to lose a stone (said that last year!). With summer behind us, however, we are now bombarded with holiday adverts reminding us to get booked up soon.  This month’s travel article features Croatia which is close to my heart.  I have an apartment in Trogir which I rent and my lovely sister Amanda, aka Minty, offers very good value activity and adventure programmes in north Croatia for the more adventurous Brits.  I’ve advertised her business, Minty’s Choice and my apartment on p19 (a perk of running one’s own magazine!).     Sorry, a bit early, but my last chance to wish you a Merry Christmas!

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Retrospective November What’s On November What’s On December Speaker’s Corner On the Rural Buses Winchester Cathedral Bad Behaviour Beautiful Croatia Beauty 4 Less Amazing Autumn Colour Improving Fuel Efficiency Eating Out Guide Charity of the Month Just Add Water The Big Clean Useful Numbers Clubs & Societies Regular Events Advertisers Index

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time of year

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november Winter? It can’t possibly be. According to my diary - and this seems rather improbable, so I double-checked - summertime only ended on 30 October both in Britain and the rest of Europe, which I suppose makes 1 November the second day of winter.

did you notice how much chillier it is all of a sudden? no, neither did i. But, more out of habit than for any practical reason, i lit the fire anyway. the habit goes back to my childhood. i grew up in an enormous draughty old house with nothing as new-fangled as central heating but with an open fire in almost every room. (a couple of the bedrooms had gas fires but they were so ancient that daring to light them would have been a leap of faith too great to risk.) and i can tell you from a lot of personal experience that in practical terms at least, open fires are more trouble than they’re worth. only the drawing room and parlour fires were lit regularly: cleaning the grates, bringing in the kindling and coal, and laying the fires was my chore every morning from the age of about eight. it wasn’t a big chore, but having to go out into the dark damp night to refill the coal-scuttles was a constant source of resentment. Bedrooms, thankfully, were unheated and freezing, since in those days we believed in warm beds in cold rooms: quilts, blankets, thick flannel pyjamas and, for the feeblest, hot water bottles supplied the place of radiators perfectly adequately. 4

it wasn’t a big chore – certainly not as annoying as trying to wash up sunday lunch with a hot water system that didn’t actually produce hot water; and i wouldn’t have minded it if the open fires had actually heated the rooms they were meant to heat. But they didn’t. the house was over 150 years old, and so were its doors and windows. all the fires did was suck the cold night air through the cracks and gaps in door and window frames to create howling draughts. if you sat near enough to the fire your front would roast while your rear froze. the hearthrugs could actually be observed progressing worm-wise towards the fireplaces as the draught got underneath them. to add insult to injury, the fires also managed to deposit a fine layer of ash on every horizontal surface while covering the surrounding floors with a crunchy paving of coal dust. not so bad on bare boards, but the ruin of any carpet. and yet i wouldn’t be without one. We don’t need one: our central heating works fine. We’re toasty, and the fire might only be lit on Christmas day (which is also the only time of year when the old kitchen clock is wound). Because the point about a real fire is that it is beautiful. not only does it cast a cheery glow throughout the whole room (whether your own sitting-room or, preferably, the bar of your favourite pub), it also repays close inspection. Flames writhe and flicker; sparks fly amid loud cracks and sputters; hissing jets flare from gas pockets within the coal; logs create intriguing caves of embers that change colour as you watch; and the blaze subsides to create a hypnotic pool into which you stare entranced exactly as your caveman ancestors did millennia ago. With all this going on, who needs tv? so, open fires are a difficult to clean, timeconsuming to lay and have to be regularly topped up with coal and wood. they’re not that efficient at actually warming the room, but they do make it dirty. Who cares though? it’s november – buy some logs now!

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what’s on

NOVEMBER 2011 Friday 4th, 5.30pm - 9:30pm Rose Bowl Fireworks Party Rose Bowel, Botley Road, West End. the best fireworks party on the south coast. Fireworks display, funfair, entertainment with steve Powers, lady gaga tribute band. tickets 0800 197 4404 www.rosebowlplc.com

Thursday 17th, 3.30pm - 7.30pm Willy Wonka World at West Quay everyone’s favourite chocolate maker and his faithful oompa-loompas will be sharing their confectionary secrets with young visitors, helping them to create their own delicious chocolate pizza to take home.

Friday 4th, 8pm NuTango Argentino Chilworth Hall, Chilworth Road, Chilworth. milonga night 1st & 3rd Friday of every month.

Friday 18th, 10am - 2.30pm Christmas Fair at Palace House Palace House, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7ZN. in its 35th year in aid of Countryside education trust. enjoy refreshments in the Palace house cafe as you browse morning coffee, hot mince pies or lunch with a glass of wine. £3.00 pp Free car parking at Beaulieu Church meadow. sorry, no pushchairs or buggies.

Saturday 5th, 5.30pm - 9:30pm Round Table Fireworks Display Mayflower Park, Southampton. Funfair from 1pm followed by fireworks display set off from a barge on the water at 7:30pm. tickets available at the gate or in advance www.mayflowerparkfireworks.co.uk Saturday 5th, 5.30pm Fireworks Night Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley. a spectacular fireworks display to music in a magnificent setting. accompanied by miniature train rides, mini fun fayre, and refreshment stalls. new for this year visit the craft fayre in the ChapelFireworks 7.30pm. advance tickets available from the park and hamble Community College. Saturday 5th, 5.30pm Wellow Fireworks Display Wellow School, Romsey Road, Wellow. themed Fireworks display set to music this years theme is "West end musicals" Fireworks 7.00pm Family ticket 2 adults +3 Children £20 in advance, £22 at gate adult ticket £7 Child/oaP ticket £4. Thursday 10th, 10.30am - 12noon Autumn Splendours - A Guided Walk Swanwick Lakes Centre, Sopwith Way, Swanwick Hampshire SO31 7AY. Please bring outdoor clothing and sensible shoes or boots. suggested donation £3 per person. Thursday 10th, 7.30pm - 8.30pm Southampton’s Past Times Lectures Westgate Hall Southampton SO14 2AY. Fantasy and Fun in the garden: From the tudors to the present day. speaker: mrs gilly drummond oBe. Sunday 13th, 10.30am Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service The Cenotaph, Above Bar Street. Parade leaves guildhall square at approximately 10.30am. service 10.55am. Thursday 17th to New Years Eve, 11am - 5pm Christmas Market, Southampton Above Bar, Southampton. opened by the Worshipful the mayor of southampton accompanied by our town Crier, which signals the official start of over a month's celebrations.

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Saturday 19th, 10.30 - 2pm Christmas Craft and Gift Fair Sherfield English Village Hall, off the A27 SO51 6FY. lots of stalls with handmade produce and local gifts. a workshop for children to make party hats and Christmas decorations. teas and light lunches will be available. Proceeds for st leonard's Church, sherfield english. Saturday 19th, 7pm Another Enchanted Evening Beauieu Abbey Church, Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, SO42 7YG. Five singers and a pianist entertain you with songs from musical shows tickets £10 tel: 01590 611404. Saturday 19 & 20th, 10am - 4pm A Victorian Christmas Osborne House, The Avenue, East Cowes Isle of Wight PO32 6JX. if you fancy a day on the island this is a good weekend to go. experience the spirit of a traditional victorian Christmas. delight in amazing side-shows, marvel at the singing Chimney sweeps, have a go at the traditional victorian fairground stalls and meet Father Christmas and Queen victoria herself. Sunday 20th, 9am - 11.30am Birdwatching on the Beaulieu Estate Needs Ore Reserve, Beaulieu SO42 7YG. small group birdwatching walks with professional ornithologist graham giddens. £12 pp to book: 01590 612401 (B). Tuesday 22nd, 9.30am - 3.00pm Hedgelaying Workshop Lepe Country Park, Exbury, SO45 1AD. Join the rangers to find out more about the traditional craft of hedge laying and try your hand at pruning and laying a hedge. lunch cooked on the bonfire and refreshments included. £8.50pp. tickets 02380 899108 (B). Thursday 24th, 6-8pm Star Gazers Testwood Lakes Centre, Brunel Road, Totton SO40 3XP. explore the night sky in search of constellations followed by a tale in the roundhouse about the stars. suitable for adults and children aged 7+. (B) 023 8066 7929. Bring a torch.

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011 Friday 25th til Christmas Eve Christmas at Marwell Marwell Wildlife Park. meet santa, mrs Claus and their attentive elves. enjoy a ride on the festive express train to the magical ice palace, followed by warming refreshments, storytelling and puppets, gingerbread decorating. Saturday 26th, 10am-4pm Christmas Fair in aid of Naomi House Lymington Masonic Hall. if you are interested in a table please call us on 01590 683368. Sunday 27th, 10am-4pm Annual Art, Craft and Gift Fayre University of Southampton, Staff Social Centre, University Road, Southampton. admission £2 with Children (under 10) free.

Thursday 8th, 7.30-8.30pm Southampton’s Past Times Westgate Hall Southampton SO14 2AY. 2011 ships in the attic: ship graffiti at tudor house & garden. What does the fascinating collection of historic ship graffiti recently uncovered at tudor house museum tell us about the maritime history of southampton? speaker: dr ian Friel from £3.50

Saturday 3rd, 11am-5pm Festival for all @ the Hub City College, Chapel Road. live music, performances, craft stalls, kids activities, food & drink, and an X Factor style competition. 023 8048 4848

Saturday 10th, 10am-4pm Mind, Body, Soul & Craft Fayre The Linden Hall, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY. Charity Psychic Craft Fayre has many stands including Cherokee grey Wolf with tonya aura photography, psychic surgeon, tarot, encaustic art, clothing, native american gifts and jewellery, books, unique dream catchers not to be found anywhere else made with sacred prayers and blessings, vintage.

Saturday 3rd, Noon-6pm Woolston Christmas Festival Victoria Road, Woolston. a wonderful community festival day, all the traders, housing associations, residents and local government getting together to celebrate the Woolston community at Christmas! lantern Parade 5pm, switching on tree of light 5.30pm

Saturday 10th , 10.30am-12pm Venison ! Burley Workshops (Grid Ref: SU231048) Hampshire BH24 4HS. Join new Forest keeper maarten ledeboer at the deer larder in the new Forest to learn about deer culling and venison preparation. not for the faint hearted! tel: 023 8028 6840 (B) £10 pp 16+.

Saturday 3rd, 1pm-4pm Children’s Christmas Crafts Treehouse Study Centre, Beaulieu. Hampshire SO42 7Y. For 7-11 year olds make some crafty Christmas creations to take home and join a lantern trail through the woods Cost: £8 per child/£7 Friends of the trust to raise funds for the trust. tel: 01590 612401.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th Santa Steam Special Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway Hampshire SO45 1AZ a musical train ride awaits, through wintery gardens with seasonal characters – reindeer and snowmen - to spot along the way. hot punch for adults and a festive chocolate for children. Plus santa’s magical grotto for a quality gift-wrapped present. tel: 023 8024 5750 (B)

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Saturday 3rd, 1pm-4pm Make a Christmas Wreath Treehouse Study Centre, Beaulieu. Hampshire SO42 7Y. harvest the materials from our woodland to create your own traditional festive wreath. this event is aimed at adults.Cost: £10pp/£9. Friends of the trust (including seasonal refreshments) to raise funds for the trust. Sunday 4th, 9am-11.30am Birdwatching on the Beaulieu Estate Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu SO42 7YG. small group birdwatching walks (3miles) with professional ornithologist graham giddens. £12 pp to book: 01590 612401 (B). Saturday 3rd, 7.30pm Southampton Philharmonic Choir: Handel - MESSIAH Southampton Guildhall Hampshire SO14 7LP. handel – messiah. southampton Philharmonic Choir, southampton university Philharmonic Choir, new london sinfonia conducted by david gibson. leading

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baroque soloists erica eloff (soprano), Catherine King (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Cornwell (tenor) and alexander robin Baker (baritone). the first “messiah” concert at southampton guildhall for over a decade, featuring the hallelujah Chorus. Concert presented by southampton Philharmonic Choir.

Sunday 11th, 10.30am Santa Dash The Common, Southampton. thousands of people dress up as santa and run, walk or jog a Christmas Fun run to raise money for good causes. 16+. under 16s can enter 100m Kids dash. registration fee: £12 per person (includes your free santa suit!) www.santadash.com/pages/southampton Sunday 11th, 10am-5pm Christmas Market and Festivities Manor Farm, Manor Farm Country Park, Bursledon Hampshire SO31 1BH. eBrowse a selection of local craft and produce stalls while enjoying a host of music, theatre and festive entertainment. visit Father Christmas in the stable, dress up in the farm nativity and enjoy mulled wine and mince pies in the victorian farmhouse. a traditional Christmas carol service at st Bartholomew's church at 3pm..

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Wednesday 14th-Thursday 15th, 6.15pm & 7.30pm Away in a Manger Manor Farm, Manor Farm Country Park, Bursledon Hampshire SO31 1BH. using live characters and a selection of favourite carols, the nativity story unfolds on a 30 minute guided farmyard tour, followed by a chance for children to meet some of the farm animals. mulled wine or squash and a festive mince pie on arrival theatre. 5+ tel: 01489 787055 (B). Saturday 17th, 11am-1pm Eco Christmas Southampton City Art Gallery. Create Christmas decorations from wire, beads and other recycled materials. great for making your tree look fabulous or use to give your gift wrapping an arty touch. tel: 023 8065 2333 (B). Saturday 17th, 10am-4pm Name a Charity Christmas Fair Lymington Masonic Hall SO41 9AQ. new Forest Charity Christmas Fair featuring an exciting selection of stalls, including jewellery, bags, scarves, paintings and cards and many more Christmas gift ideas. For a table 01590 683368. entry by donation to name a Charity. Monday 19th, 10am-12pm Children’s Willow Workshop Lepe Country Park, Exbury, SO45 1AD. a willow weaving workshop for kids. make a Christmas decoration and rustic gifts to take home and help us make a large willow sculpture. £4 p/child tel: 023 80899108 (B). Tuesday 20th, 10am-11.30am Chill Out Earthwalk Testwood Lakes Centre, Brunel Rd, Totton SO40 3XP. escape the Christmas crush and join education officer helen robinson on a quiet earthwalk (no more than 1 mile) around testwood lakes Wildlife reserve. For ages 4+. tel: 023 8066 7929. suggested donation £3pp (B). Wednesday 21st, 2-4pm Solstice Stories Testwood Lakes Centre, Brunel Rd, Totton SO40 3XP. on the shortest day and longest night of the year, take a short walk to the Bronze age roundhouse to listen to winter tales by the fire. For ages 7+. tel: 023 8066 7929. (B) suggested donation £3pp.

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speaker’s corner

The community in which we live is important to our everyday life. Communities help to provide us with support and welfare that can allow us to enjoy a better quality of life. Friends and family, charitable organisations and Council help to bring together a sense of belonging within local society. But it is truly our voluntary and charitable organisations who deserve the most credit for helping to unite us all. We are fortunate on the Waterside to have many excellent charitable and voluntary organisations that help to empower and better our community. take the handy trust for example, which is a local youth service in the heart of hythe, with dedicated employees who work tirelessly for young people. not only are young people given somewhere to go and something to do, but all of society benefits from seeing young people off the streets and engaged in a productive activity.  recently the handy trust Youth Club was practically rebuilt when funding was secured for refurbishment of the site. Young and old came together to help the handy trust Youth Club return to its former glory. in

the process the local community learnt something important, that if we work together and if we help one another then local communities can achieve anything.  For politicians such as myself, in order to engage effectively within society it is better when there is a vibrant and energetic community. When a local society is united then Councillors are better abled to raise funds for charities or projects, or join the community in fighting against an unpopular proposal such as the feared closure of hythe War memorial hospital which was stopped in its tracks. if we have the support from society then we can work for the benefit of the community. it is true to say that the Waterside has a vibrant and enthusiastic community and that we are fortunate to have a vanguard volunteering society. it then falls to Council to try and bring all of these different sections together and help to support them in anyway we can. But lets not forget the central theme which has done all of us on the Waterside so well - that if our community unites we can succeed.  

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Cllr James Binn, Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu

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rural buses Not everybody uses the bus service. For those that do, it is absolutely essential. The only option in more rural areas, like marchwood it might only be a fairly short distance from neighbouring towns of totton and hythe and not that far from southampton. however, with no rail service and no really safe means of getting out of the village on foot or on bike, buses are the only option for hundreds of people who don't have a car or motorbike. the strength of feeling that the village must keep the bus services was demonstrated a few years ago when record numbers of people packed the village hall to protest about possible cuts in services. on that occasion, the protests worked. We kept much of the services and formed a Bus Services Focus Group that has, to this day, meets regularly with hampshire County Council officers and representatives of the bus company. so, here we are, once again faced with more service cuts, including the complete loss of sunday bus services through the village. Why is it happening? the reasons are complicated, but to do with cuts in grant from central government and political decisions of the current administration at hampshire County Council. Bus services were de-regulated over 20 years ago. at that time, it was considered that competition amongst commercial companies would deliver the best possible services at least cost. What happened was that the private sector companies did indeed compete, but only for the more profitable urban routes. rural areas were not profitable so local authorities had to step in, using taxpayer's money to encourage the bus companies to run services in rural areas. another important way in which things have gone badly wrong is that it was always imagined there would be a lot of different bus companies competing for business. this isn't the case, especially here. as a result of mergers and take-

overs, we now have a situation where the only two bus operators in this area are Bluestar and Wilts & Dorset. Worse still, both companies are owned by the same company, the Go Ahead Group. as any economist will testify, lack of competition always means high prices. When hampshire County Council tenders for bus services it hasn't got a lot of choice other than to accept the prices and terms laid down by the one and only bus operator! reduced government funding means that hampshire County Council received £1.1 million less to subsidise bus services. a further £544,000 is being lopped off for this year. as a consequence, bus services, particularly rural routes, are being cut right across hampshire. this is, of course, absolutely no comfort for the bus users of marchwood, many of whom rely on the buses to get to and from work, to access health facilities, to go shopping, to visit family and friends or a host of other reasons. The Social Impact as an opposition liberal democrat Councillor, the most distressing part of this whole affair is knowing that these cuts impact particularly hard on the most socially and economically disadvantaged people in our community and being able to do very little about it. as i write this, the Bus Services Group, (which i Chair) is due to meet again to discuss the situation. there might be a few things we can yet do to stave off the worst impacts of the cuts. one idea i had was to try and persuade the Bluestar to run the commercial number 9 service through the village on a sunday (when there is less time pressure). Any thoughts or ideas always welcome. Telephone me on 02380 864500 or Email me atdharrison100@aol.com. My website address is www.dharrison.org.uk

David

Hampshire County Councillor, David Harrison (Member for Totton South & Marchwood)

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hampshire heritage

cathedral WINchester

Winchester - steeped in history Winchester draws visitors in their thousands at this time of year, as the Christmas shopping season gets underway. With a great atmosphere, a mix of chain and independent shops, the Christmas market and the ice skating rink, it really is a lovely place to go shopping. But Winchester is steeped in history and has so much to offer within walking distance of the High Street which doesn’t involve spending money. Winchester Cathedral obviously by merit of its size, Winchester Cathedral is a big draw, and no review of the area’s heritage would be complete without at least a mention. in many cities the commercial area has developed well away from the places of interest, but the Cathedral is just behind the high street and during december the ice skating rink and the Christmas market are sited in the grounds so the THE BuTTERCROSS Cathedral is easy to include GRAHAM HORNE in a shopping visit. however as this series is about less well known heritage which is off the beaten track, we’ll move on. Winchester City Museum also just behind the high street is Winchester’s City museum. the museum tells the story of the city through its extensive display of archaeological and local history collections. starting on the top floor (there are three floors, lift available) the museum covers Winchester’s pre-historic origins, from roman times to its development under alfred the great. on the second floor the city’s decline in the later middle ages details the creation of a new centre of government at Westminster in london, the Black death in the 14th century and the dissolution of the 12

monasteries under henry viii. on the ground floor, Winchester’s modern day role as a local shopping centre and tourist destination beginning in the 19th century is shown with victorian and edwardian shops. entrance is free (donations suggested) and the museum is open all year round. St Lawrence in the Square and St Swithun-uponKingsgate churches unlike many attractions churches really don’t need to have their particular attractions pointed out. any longsurviving church will be fascinating in itself and these two in Winchester are no exception. st lawrence in the square could easily be missed indeed you may have walked past it without realising it. half way up the pedestrianised high street you will see the Buttercross (an attraction in its own right) and just behind is an alleyway which would take you through to the grounds of Winchester Cathedral. as you go into the alleyway, on your left is the entrance to st lawrence in the square. st swithun-upon-Kingsgate is built above one of the ancient gates in the walls of Winchester. it is first mentioned from records in 1264 when it was also destroyed by fire. it was rebuilt and has been much restored over the centuries. the church can be reached by going round to the south side of the Cathedral and going through Kingsgate. Worth calling in if you are in the area, or calling to check if they are open if you are making a special trip. www.stlawrence.hampshire.org.uk The Great Hall if you walk to the top of the high street – beyond the pedestrianised area and up to Westgate (the large grey stone arch) you will find on your left the great hall and round table. the great hall was originally part of Winchester Castle which dated from the reign of William the Conqueror (1066-1087). By the end of King John's reign in 1216 the castle and its royal palace needed extensive repair. Between 1222 and 1235 the

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Castle's hall was replaced by the building which stands today, the Castle itself having been demolished by oliver Cromwell in 1646. the hall is a tourist attraction in its own right, but the real draw is the magnificent round table, mounted vertical on one end wall. although now known to have been constructed in the late 13th century, and painted in its present form for King henry viii, the table has for centuries been venerated by generations of tourists as the mysterious table of King arthur. the table is 5.5 metres in diameter, weighing 1200kg and is constructed from english oak. entrance is free (donations suggested) and the hall is open all year round. The Gurkha Museum in the same general area as the great hall is the gurkha museum. gurkhas are nepalese fighters who have been part of the British army for almost 200 years. they fought in the First and second World Wars, in ST SWITHuN-uPON-KINGSGATE (ENTRANCE ON RIGHT OF PICTuRE), Kosovo, the Falklands, iraq and are still serving in afghanistan. in the CHRISTOPHE FINOT second World War their numbers peaked at 112,000, and although today there are only approximately 3500, they are still highly respected soldiers. the gurkha museum covers the history of the gurkas involvement with the British army, and also gives an insight into the nepalese cultural diversity, religious beliefs, dress and customs. open all year, adults £2, oaPs £1, children and service personnel free. Winchester’s Military Museums again near the great hall there are other military museums well worth visiting. For further details go to www.winchestermilitarymuseums.co.uk. next time we will cover Winchester history away from the town centre. BY STEPHEN HARVEY

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education

behaviour bad

parents are often surprised it is their child being disruptive at school, but if a teacher feels the need to point it out to you, listen and take action. Recognising problems Children can be disruptive in the classroom in many ways: playing up when they should be working, refusing to carry out requested tasks, talking back to the teacher and distracting other children from their work by their behaviour. often parents do not recognise this disruptive behaviour in their child at home but one survey found that 80% of primary and secondary school teachers blamed poor discipline at school on a lack of parental control at home. While this may be the case, research also shows that early intervention by parents and the school in dealing with difficult behaviour brings longterm beneficial results. The effects of disruptive behaviour a child’s disruptive behaviour at school not only affects their own schoolwork, it affects the concentration and behaviour of other children in the class. it also means the teacher has to spend time controlling poor behaviour rather than teaching. While bad behaviour may seem amusing to other children, in reality a disruptive child tends not to have close friends, or doesn’t keep friends for long and they may find other children avoiding them at breaktimes. teachers, too, may find it difficult to keep a balanced view of the child. Remember that it is your child who will benefit from guidelines and support

Future consequences if a child is not taught how to become a considerate and active member of the class, then they are more likely to become disaffected with school and start to play truant it’s estimated that 55,000 pupils skip classes every day. this means not only are they missing out on the social interaction gained from peers, but are less likely to do well in exams and gain employment in the future. as a result of a child’s behaviour they may be excluded from school for a fixed period of time or permanently.

Getting support for your child all schools have strategies in place to help control behaviour. the school may suggest a written action plan, agreed by you, your child and them on how to deal with disruptive behaviour. they may impose sanctions, such as the withdrawal of break or giving a lunchtime detention. Your child may be mentored by an older pupil or supportive adults. if a child can see themselves as others see them and understand how their behaviour affects others, it can help them to behave in a more responsible way. Your child may be referred to an educational psychologist, employed by your local authority, to assess the best way of helping them. there are also parenting support programmes available which can help you to build on your parenting skills and open the lines of communication between you and your child - knowing that they have solid support at home will help your child to deal with problems at school. 14

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travel

croatia beautIFul

sail to the Islands Croatia is fringed with over 1000 islands, an amazing sight, especially from the air – lush emerald green, long, thin or perfectly circular, bordered by white cliffs and beaches, crisscrossed by tiny ribbons of road that seem to lead to nowhere. One could spend a week or more sailing through this romantic seascape but stay in one of the glorious Dalmatian resorts and you can cruise for a day on a nostalgic galleon, dropping anchor here and there to explore a few of these offshore gems.

mljet in the south is wild and unspoilt, two thirds of the island covered in forest. the name means ‘honey isle’ and some claim this is where the nymph Calypso kept ulysses spellbound for seven years. a few fishing villages are sprinkled along the shore while part of the island is protected by a national Park. there are two lovely saltwater lakes, shimmering turquoise and blue, and shaded trails fragrant with pines. also accessed from dubrovnik is the elaphite archipelago, a haven of pine forests and olive groves. only three of the islands are inhabited, including lopud, famous for sands, rare in dalmatia, and Kolocep, barely 300 residents but claiming seven pre-romanesque churches. slightly further out into the adriatic, vis is the last

inhabited Croatian island before italy, with mountains rising to nearly 2000 feet and vineyards spreading in fertile valleys. set in central dalmatia, vis boasts some of the best wine in the country, such as the red Plava and the honey-coloured vugava, excellent with freshlycaught fish or lobster. the island has two small townships, vis, where a medley of architecture reflects a turbulent past and Komiza, where boats head for the romantic Blue lagoon on nearby Bisevo. of course, you could spend a whole day sailing through this enchanting maze without landing at all, gazing at dolphins pirouetting in the waves and rugged mountains towering on the mainland, but when the boat approaches hvar, even the most jaded traveller is keen to explore. havr greets you with the fairytale town of Jelsa, all donkey and cycle rides, fishing nets drying in the alleyways, rose gardens, sunflowers, waterside restaurants and pastel-hued venetian palaces dipping their toes in the sea. the fragrance of lavender lingers on the square and now and then a whiff of Croatian folklore echoes under the parasols. it’s well worth leaving the crowds to wander through the lanes for a glimpse of local life and to the chapel on the hillock for the breath-taking panorama. From the resort of Baska voda, it’s just under two hours to hvar but the return trip includes a stop on Brac, the largest island in central dalmatia, world famous for the local stone used to build the White house in Washington. Bol is a pretty little town with red roofs and white walls nestling around the harbour. it’s a couple of miles to the beach, by land train or on foot, along a shaded promenade where souvenir stalls sell lace and Brac stone turned into clocks or candle holders. Finally you reach the long broad spit of the golden Cape, jutting out into the sea, a favourite spot for windsurfers and sun worshippers. the pebbles are as white as the stone and the water is beautifully clear but in the distance the galleon beckons, ready to conclude the cruise in time for a perfect adriatic sunset. BY SOLANGE HANDO

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beauty for less as the country well and truly feels the financial pinch of the recession, there’s a lot of pressure on us to be careful with our money, to spend it wisely and to adapt to a less indulgent lifestyle We have a tendency to think that if it’s designer and expensive, then it’s guaranteed to make our skin more youthful, our lips look fuller and our lashes appear longer. We reassure ourselves that the expense is, of course, worthwhile but in reality, are there other products that can transform us from plain to gorgeous, for half the cost? is a healthy glow, flawless skin, luscious lashes and perfect pout only available if you buy into expensive top brands or is there an effective value for money alternative? Well, thanks to the new trend in budget beauty, a superb range of affordably priced buys are emerging. they might not be quite as exciting and glamorous as designer alternatives, but they do offer surprising results at pleasing prices. With supermarkets like tesco leading the way with unbelievably cheap prices on cosmetics, these budget buys provide a great way for us to try out different or fashion-forward make-up looks, that we usually wouldn’t want to invest a lot of money in. the cheap price tag makes experimenting fun, and a few pounds lost in an unsuitable lipstick is easy to live with. and it isn’t just cosmetics that are available at bargain prices. if you love relaxing with expensive bath and body products then you won’t be disappointed. the Body shop - although slightly more expensive than some of the really cheap budget buys - is always the best for sumptuous, sweet smelling ranges that are perfect for pampering, cater for all needs and rival any designer fragrance. value-for-money products can even be found in your favourite clothing store. next have a fabulous range of items that are fashion inspired and affordably priced, so you can finish a trendy new look perfectly. their vast range of varnishes bring nails up-to-date, at a price that allows you to try out every colour in the range. although it is hard to deny that a lipstick clad with an iconic designer logo looks so much more sophisticated in any handbag than a budget alternative, when on the lips the two look equally effective. and of course, with what you save on a designer lipstick, you can invest in expanding your make-up bag, finding a new look that really suits you and a satisfaction in knowing that, even with all the new purchases, you are still saving money. BY HELEN JANE TAYLOR

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autumn colour autumn is a great time to plant trees and shrubs and as the plants are showing their beautiful colours, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting. Autumn colour has the ability to make me go weak at the knees. I love it... just as the temperatures are dropping and things can become dull and gloomy, your garden develops a new potential - to be positively glowing with fantastic foliage colour.

Shrubs Fothergilla major or Witch Alder is a gorgeous smallish to medium-sized shrub, covered with scented creamy white spiky flower clusters early in the year, before the leaves appear. the foliage turns shades of yellow and orange in the autumn. Fothergilla needs a lime-free soil. Amelanchier lamarckii, also known as the snowy mespilus or serviceberry, is a large shrub or small tree and produces lovely whitish blossom in spring. the leaves change from a coppery colour to bright green to one huge mass of fiery colours in autumn. Acers or maples are gene-rally reliable autumn show stoppers, and for smaller gardens you find it hard to beat one of the Japanese maples with their stunning divided leaves turning rich purples, reds, oranges and yellows. they do well in large tubs, perfect for a sheltered back yard.

Plants for vertical surfaces Vitis coignetiae – a rampant grower, the heart-shaped Make veg growing fun and productive with Pippa’s unique ‘Grow Your Own with leaves may measure 25-30cm Pippa Greenwood’ system. Select your veg plants from www.pippagreenwood.com and your garden-ready plants are delivered in May at a great time for planting across and their splendid and then Pippa will email you every week about what you’re growing – lots of tips scarlet and crimson colours and help, ensuring great results. It’s great value with various pack sizes available, are un-missable. this vine can eg up to 66 plants plus 6 packets of seed for just £39.00, plus that weekly advice. be grown through large trees and over sturdier supports. Colours are especially good if the soil is miserable or Cotinus or smoke bush is a shrub with attractively the root run restricted. rounded leaves that come in shades of green, Parthenocissus quinquefolia - commonly known as pinkish–orange or purple with a bright display in the Virginia creeper, it’s another sizeable climber, and autumn. the fluffy seed heads that are left after this also offers a good degree of self-clinging ability, flowering look just like little clouds or plumes of so it can be used on walls without a support system. smoke. in autumn the leaves are numerous shades of scarlet, orange and red. it can grow tall so may need trimming. Parthenocissus henryana - a relative of the Virginia creeper, but much more restrained. in autumn the leaves turn from a dark green to bronzy colour with pretty silvery white veining to rich shades of red.

if your garden soil is waterlogged now, then wait a week or more until it is in better condition before planting. if the soil is dry, it will still need watering well, and the soil around the roots will need to be kept moist. always check the potential height and spread of trees or shrubs you’re considering. then sit back and enjoy your own bit of autumnal magic! BY PIPPA GREENWOOD

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Check the internet. sites like www.petrolprices.com are invaluable as they’ll not only tell you where to find the cheapest petrol near your postcode, they’ll also tell you the highest, lowest and average prices in your area.

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drive more efficiently. the experts tell us that it’s possible to cut 60% off your fuel bills just by driving more carefully. don’t ‘warm up’ the engine, accelerate gradually (try to stay under 3000 revs), avoid sharp braking, drive in the correct gear and at your car’s optimum speed. stay aware of your positioning and the road conditions ahead to avoid sudden movement. don’t fill your tank. remember that fuel weighs a lot so find a balance between not having to go to the petrol station that often but not carrying a full tank either, rather aiming for between one half and three quarters.

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streamline your car. again, weight is a huge factor in fuel efficiency. don’t keep a buggy, golf clubs or other unnecessary items in the car. take off roof racks which add wind resistance and force your engine to work harder.

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Improving Fuel Efficiency We’ve all watched helplessly as the cost of fuel has rocketed over the last few years. Does anyone remember when it cost less than £1 per litre? Believe it or not, according to the AA, it was only a little more than two years ago in May 2009. Whilst we can’t do anything to beat the increases, there are ways we can minimise its impact. Here are our top 10 tips for improving fuel efficiency

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Keep a regular eye on your tyre pressure. Check your car’s manual to find out what the levels should be and ensure they don’t dip lower than this. this will mean your car needs less oomph to keep it moving.

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turn off the air conditioning. many cars have air conditioning on by default and it does use an incredible amount of fuel so make sure it’s turned off unless you really need it. similarly, use your demisters and heated windscreens sparingly. however if it’s really hot do use your air conditioning because driving with open windows causes drag and is even less cost effective.

avoid super fuels. unless you have a highly tuned performance car, the difference isn’t noticeable enough to warrant the extra cost.

Choose where you fill up. again, check out www.petrolprices.com and plan ahead. Fill up at a supermarket station when you’re doing your regular shop, particularly if they have a petrol promotion running and if you have a loyalty card attached to the supermarket. don’t be caught out with an empty tank when your only option is a motorway service station. Combine short trips into one longer one. Cold starts are inefficient so plan ahead and try to do more than one errand when you go out.

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EATING OUT GUIDE

Your Comprehensive Guide to Eating Out in and around Southampton With over 160 restaurants in and around Southampton, every taste and budget is catered for. The Guide is now a regular feature in The Southampton Directory including restaurant reviews and news. So have a ick through and start planning that night out.

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How to use this Guide...

Ideal for large parties

All the restaurants in Southampton and as far as Winchester, Romsey, Eastleigh and Lyndhurst are included in the following pages. If you know of any that have been missed or if you spot a mistake, please let me know - email: melanie@thesouthamptondirectory.co.uk. The entries are listed by food type and then alphabetically. Some of the restaurants have paid for an enhanced entry featuring a series of symbols (see right) indicating facilities and other helpful information.

Real fire Dogs welcome Al Fresco Dining Entertainment Ideal for Vegetarians Free parking on site Child friendly

Bon Appetit! Wheelchair access

Also - if you have a smart phone... Throughout the Guide you will see QR Codes like the one below, it contains offers from that restaurant. It’s easy to download details of the offers to your smart phone - here’s how: 1 Download the free App ‘I-MIGMA’ and install on your phone 2 Scan the QR Code - using the App 3 Remember to claim your offer before time runs out AFRICAN

BISTRO

Coco Rio 18a upper Banister street, southampton so15 2eF tel: 023 8022 7700

Banks Bar Bistro Bank st, Bishops Waltham so32 1ae tel: 01489 896352

AMERICAN

Bean Below high street, twyford tel: 01962 712168

Buddy's Diner 5 Jewry st, Winchester so23 8rZ tel: 01962 860006 Buffalo Bills 3 Commercial road, southampton so15 1gF tel: 023 8023 6699 Frankie & Benny's the swan Centre, eastleigh so50 5sF tel: 023 8062 2610 West Quay rd, southampton so15 1re tel: 023 8033 8622

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Bistro La Place 9 great minster st, Winchester so23 9ha tel: 01962 864004 Boomerang Bar & Restaurant 1-3 high street, hamble so31 4ha tel: 023 8045 4707 Bouzy Route ocean village, southampton so15 3tn tel: 023 8033 3221

TGI Fridays 3 harbour Parade, southampton so15 1Ba tel: 0844 6920265

Ninety Degrees 24 Carlton Place, southampton so15 2dY tel: 023 8023 4664

Que Pasa 104-108 above Bar st, southampton so14 7dt tel: 023 8023 5930

No. 10 10 Bedford Place, southampton so15 tel: 01962 713171

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eating out guide The Corner House 71 north Walls, Winchester so23 8da tel: 01962 827779

Fusion Noodle Bar 15 st mary street, southampton so14 1nP tel: 023 8063 2221

CARIBBEAN

Family House 53 Commercial road, totton so40 3ah tel: 023 8066 446

Hudsons Caribbean Bistro 44 mary street, southampton so14 1nr tel:023 8023 2332 Turtle Bay 1 guildhall square, southampton so14 7FP tel: 023 8063 9568

CHINESE Charlie Chan’s 59 oxford st, southampton so14 3dl tel: 023 8023 3360 City Beijing 137a high street, southampton so14 2Bs tel: 023 8023 7103 Dim T 8-9 Jewry st, Winchester so23 8rZ tel: 01962 843000 Enter the Dragon 32 Jewry st, Winchester so23 8rY tel: 01962 864178 Fuchi rumbridge st, totton so40 9dP tel: 023 8066 3838

Golden House 6 st Cross street, Winchester so23 9hX tel: 01962 840626 Golden Palace 72 above Bar street, southampton so14 7dt tel: 023 8063 0211 Jade Garden 85-87 Queensway, southampton so14 3hJ tel: 023 8033 1338 Kams Palace 1 Bridge, Park gate so31 7gd tel: 01489 583328 Little Buddha Restaurant 10 shirley high st, southampton so15 3nh tel: 023 8078 1388 Mandarin Chef Winchester rd, Crampmoor so51 9al tel: 01794 512170

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CHINESE

Mr So 3 Jewry street, Winchester so23 8rZ tel: 01962 861 234

Grand Cafe 1 south Western house southampton, hampshire so14 3as tel: 023 8033 9303

Ocean Dragon 17a above Bar street, southampton so14 7dX tel: 023 8022 6636

Oxfords Bar Restaurant 35/36 oxford st, southampton so14 3ds tel: 023 8022 4444

Orchard Chinese Restaurant 9 Commercial rd, southampton so15 1gF tel: 023 8022 6988

Ovation the mayflower, Commercial rd, so14 tel: 023 8071 1833

Orchid Chinese 9 Commercial rd, southampton so15 1gF tel: 023 8022 6988

Pebble Beach marine drive, new milton Bh25 tel: 01425 627 777

Oriental Paradise 323 shirley road, southampton so15 3hW tel: 023 8078 8868

Pitcher & Piano ocean village, southampton so14 3JB tel: 02380 334392 57 Colebrook street, Winchester so23 9lh 023 8038 6460

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Pearl Harbour 86 above Bar, southampton so14 7dt tel: 023 8063 9833 Pilgrim House Canute road, southampton so14 3FJ tel: 023 8033 8008 South Garden 9 Bell st, romsey so51 8gY tel: 01794 514428 Tang's 127 above Bar st, southampton so14 7FQ tel: 023 8023 5700 Terracotta 3 eastgate st, Winchester so23 8eB tel: 01962 854919 Tiger Lilly Portswood road, southampton so17 2nh tel: 023 8058 4777 Water Margin 72 Botley road, north Baddesley so52 9du tel: 023 8073 2377

The Old Forge otterborne, southampton so14 3dJ 023 8082 9042 The Vestry 61 Commercial road, southampton so15 1gg tel: 023 8023 1101 Vatika Botley road, shedfield so32 2hl tel: 01329 830405 Waters Edge satchell lane, hamble so31 4hQ tel: 023 8045 7220 Wickham Wine Bar & Restaurant the square, Wickham Po17 5Jn tel: 01329 832732

ENGLISH

Yenz lyndhurst road, Brockenhurst so42 7rl tel: 01590 622005

Aspire southampton City College, st mary street, so14 1ar tel: 023 8057 7377

CONTEMPORARY

Bentley's Restaurant Bartley road, Woodlands so40 7gn tel: 023 8029 3737

Banana Wharf ocean village, southampton 023 8033 8866 Port hamble marina, hamble 023 8045 6622

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Signature Restaurant at the Dolphin Hotel 34-35 high st, southampton so14 2hn tel: 023 8038 6460

Kimbridge Restaurant Kimbridge Farm, romsey so51 0le tel: 01794 340556

Cargo 20-22 oxford street, southampton so14 3dJ 023 8082 9042

Monty's Inn Palace lane, Beaulieu so42 7Zl tel: 01590 624467

Chilworth Arms Chilworth rd, Chilworth so16 7JZ

The Black Rat 88 Chesil street, Winchester so23 0hX tel: 01962 844465 

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GREEK

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The Chesil Rectory 1 Chesil street, Winchester so23 0hu tel: 01962 851555

Blue Island 198 above Bar street, southampton so14 7dW tel: 023 8063 5045

The Forest Inn lyndhurst road, ashurst so40 7du tel: 023 8029 3071

Elias 79 Canal Walk, southampton so14 3Bh tel: 023 8022 2699

The Glass House Pikes hill, lyndhurst so43 7as tel: 023 8028 6129

Fat Fig www.fatfig.co.uk

The Happy Cheese 189-198 Lyndhurst Road Ashurst SO40 7AR Tel: 023 8029 3929

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5 Bedford Place Southampton SO15 2DB OPEN Mon-Fri 11-3pm, 6-10pm Sat 11am-10pm Sun Closed Home-made classic Greek dishes, using finest locally sourced ingredients. A relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

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189-198 Lyndhurst Rd Ashurst SO40 7AR An ideal country venue for all occasions. A friendly pub and restaurant with lounge seating plus small or large dining areas. Parties upto 150 catered for. Food served 10am-9pm. With a bouncy castle weather permitting!

GREEk

023 8021 2111

George’s Restaurant 1-2 st michaels st, southampton so14 2aB tel: 023 8022 3749

023 8029 3929

INDIAN Aleha Cuisine Tandoori 13 Commercial rd, southampton so15 1gF tel: 01794 331437

The Pig Beaulieu rd, Brockenhurst so42 7Ql tel: 01590 622354

The Aroma 37-43 long lane, southampton so45 2lg tel: 023 8089 7722

FISH / SEAFOOD

Asha Bangledeshi Cuisine 179 lyndhurst rd, ashurst so40 7du tel: 023 8029 2885

Loch Fyne 18 Jewry street, Winchester so23 8rZ tel: 01962 872930 

FRENCH

Balaka 75 stoney lane, Winchester so22 6eW tel: 01962 859606

Blanc Brasserie 19 Jewry street, Winchester so23 8rZ tel: 01962 810870

Basmati 10a Centre Way, locks heath so31 6dX tel: 01489 575556

Hotel du Vin Winchester road, Winchester so23 9eF tel: 01962 841 414

Bengal Brasserie 7 Bedford Place, southampton so15 2dB tel: 023 8023 0988

Hotel TerraVina 174 Woodlands road, Woodlands so40 7gl tel: 023 8029 3784

Bitterne Balti 9 manor Farm road, southampton so18 1nn tel: 023 8055 3539

La Parisienne 21 Bell st, romsey so51 8gY tel: 01794 512067

Bonani Tandoori 9a lower northam rd, hedge end so30 4Fn tel: 01489 781402

Le Blaireau Brasserie & Bar Careys manor hotel, Brockenhurst so42 7rh tel: 01590 623032

Coriander Lounge 130-131 high st, southampton so14 2Br tel: 023 8071 0888

Le Chanteclerc romsey rd, Cadnam so40 2nY   36

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eating out guide Eastern Nights 56 thornhill Park road, southampton so18 5tQ tel: 023 8047 8269

Manzil Tandoori 54 onslow rd, southampton, so14 0Jn tel: 023 8022 7423

Forest Spice 42 Pylewell road, hythe so45 6aQ tel: 023 8001 5349

Mirchi 4 Bedford Place, southampton so15 2dB tel: 023 8033 8800

Gandhi Indian Cuisine 52 Commercial rd, totton so40 3ag tel: 023 8066 7866

Mumbai Spice 8 st georges st, Winchester so23 8Bg tel: 01962 862838

Gandhi of Portswood 211 Portswood rd, southampton so17 2nF tel: 023 8055 3121

Nashaa 51 leigh road, eastleigh so50 9dF tel: 023 8065 0819

Jehangir 347 Winchester road, southampton so16 7dJ tel: 023 8070 5924

Passage to India 3-5 romsey road, lyndhurst so43 7aa tel: 023 8028 2099

Jewel of India townhill Way, West end so18 3nu tel: 023 8046 2400

Poppadum Express 48-49 oxford street, southampton, so14 3dP tel: 023 8063 2444

Kuti’s 465 Fair oak road, Fair oak so50 7aJ tel: 023 8060 1903

P.O.S.H. Spices 1 Queensway, southampton so14 3aQ tel: 023 8022 6388

Kuti’s Brasserie 39 oxford street, southampton so14 3dP tel: 023 8022 1581

Purbani, The Romsey Tandoori 11 Bell street, romsey, so51 8gY 01794 522107

Little India 37 rumbridge st, totton so40 9dQ tel: 023 8088 6688

Purbani 2a the square, Botley so30 2ea 01489 781402

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The Rasraj India 1 oxford street, southampton so14 3dJ tel: 023 8023 3433

Piccolo Mondo 36 Windsor terrace, southampton so14 7sJ tel: 023 8063 6890

Rimjhim main road, Colden Common so21 1rr tel: 01962 713389 Rimjhim 1-3 City road, Winchester so23 8sd tel: 01962 868352

Prezzo 25 oxford street, southampton so14 3dJ tel: 023 8022 6181 the swan leisure Centre, eastleigh so50 5FX tel: 023 8061 0772 the old Pump house, 20 high st, lyndhurst so43 7Bd tel: 023 8028 2680

Royal Jaipur southampton road, landford sP5 2ed tel: 023 8033 3140

Puccinis 325-327 shirley road, southampton so15 3hW tel: 023 8076 4522

Taj 21 lower Banister st, southampton so15 2eh tel: 023 8033 4505

Pulcinella 16 Carlton Place, southampton so15 2dY tel: 023 8033 5100

Tiger Lilly 3 Winchester street, so15 2el tel: 023 8036 6344

Reggina's 15 high st, Botley so30 2ea tel: 01489 782068

ITALIAN

Rumours 15 Brook lane, Warsash so31 9Fh tel: 01489 573720

ASK leisure World, West Quay rd, so15 1re tel: 023 8033 8588 101 high street, Winchester so23 9ah tel: 01962 849464

Ruscello 2-4 dukes mill, Broadwater rd, romsey so51 8PJ tel: 01794 523323

Bella Italia 19 hanover Buildings, southampton so14 1JX tel: 023 8033 9215 Bellini's 20-22 Queens terrace, southampton so14 3BQ tel: 023 8033 3711 Buon Gusto 1 Commercial road, southampton so15 1gF tel: 023 8001 7249 Capers Pizza Beaulieu road, dibden Purlieu so45 4PX tel: 023 8084 3166 Ennios town Quay rd, southampton so14 2ar tel: 023 8022 1159 Keats Winchester rd, romsey so51 9BQ tel: 01794 368252 La Margherita 1 town Quay, southampton so14 tel: 023 8033 3390

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Scoozi 37a Oxford St, Southampton SO14 3DP Tel: 023 8090 8700

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Tosca 44 Commercial road, southampton so15 1gd tel: 023 8057 2844 Zizzi 57a high street, Winchester so23 9BX tel: 01962 841814

JAPANESE Tanoshii Fusion 12 upper high street, Winchester so23 8ut tel: 01962 820288 YO! Sushi West Quay shopping Centre, southampton so15 1Qe tel: 023 8008 0510 Zen 42 high street, southampton so14 2ns tel: 023 8023 3399  

La Pergolla southampton road, lyndhurst so43 7BQ tel: 023 8001 2864

mediterranean

La Vista 18 shamrock Way, hythe so45 6dY tel: 023 8020 7730

Olive Tree 29 oxford st southampton so14 3dJ tel: 023 8034 3333

Milan Restaurant salisbury house, salisbury street, southampton so15 2aZ tel: 023 8033 0815

MEXICAN Sharow Restaurant st mary street, southampton so14 1PF tel: 023 8022 3489

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Cantina Restaurant & Bar 2-3a Bedford Place, southampton so15 2BY tel: 023 8022 0500

Pizza Hut 21 hanover Buildings, southampton so14 1Ju tel: 023 8022 4909

Chiquito ocean village, southampton so14 3Fh tel: 023 8023 1505

Pizza Express 1 Bridge st, Winchester so23 9Bh tel: 01962 841845

La Bariona 29 Portswood road so17 2ea 3et tel: 023 8067 7444

polish

nepalese

Stacja 15 onslow road, southampton so14 0Jd tel: 023 8063 3339

Gurkha Chef 17 City road, Winchester so23 8sd tel: 01962 842843

The Korner 294 shirley road, southampton so15 3hl tel: 023 8070 0070

Gurhka Kitchen 5 Canute road, southampton so14 3Fh tel: 023 8023 3008

spanish

Gurhka Spice 70a Parchment st, Winchester so23 8at tel: 01962 844409

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El Sabio 60 eastgate st, Winchester so23 8dZ tel: 01962 820233

persian

La Esquina 40 oxford st, southampton so14 3dP tel: 023 8022 5227

Yalda 51 Commercial road, southampton so15 1gg tel: 023 8063 8383

La Regata town Quay, southampton so14 2ar tel: 023 8001 2031

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Shouldn’t your restaurant or pub be seen in our Eating Out Guide, especially at this time of year? To find out how call Melanie on 023 8026 6388 or book an advert online and save 5% www.southamptondirectory.co.uk steakhouses Antico 13-14 Terminus Terrace, Southampton SO14 3DT Tel: 023 (80) 333 260

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Thai Cottage 23 the Precinct, Chandlers Ford so53 2ga tel: 023 8026 6830

Porterhouse 24 Jewry st, Winchester so23 8sB tel: 01962 810532

Zen Garden Carey's, lyndhurst road, Brockenhurst so42 7rh tel: 01590 623551

Rancho Steak House 43-45 high street, southampton so14 2ns tel: 023 8033 9777

traditional

T Bone & Spaghetti House 4 northam road, southampton so14 0Pa tel: 023 8022 4362

thai

Bertie's 80 the hundred, romsey so51 8BX tel: 01794 331415 Christina's 82 east street, southampton so14 3hQ tel: 023 8063 6456

Bangkok Brasserie 33 Jewry street, Winchester so23 8rY tel: 01962 869966

Five Restaurant 104 Portswood road, southampton so17 2FW tel: 023 8058 4674

Lemon Grass & Thaiger Lounge Bar 1 rope Walk, hamble so31 4hB tel: 023 8045 4314

Taps shamrock Quay, southampton so14 5Ql tel: 023 8022 8621 

Kuti’s Royal Thai Pier town Quay, southampton so14 2aQ tel: 023 8033 9211

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Mango Thai 27 Portswood rd, southampton so17 2es tel: 023 8067 8877 Suan Thai 15 tee Court, Bell st, romsey so51 8gY tel: 01794 278

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The King & I 134 high street, southampton so14 2Br tel: 023 8057 0670

Guzel Meze Bar Bistro 1c high street, eastleigh so50 5lB tel: 023 8064 7996 Kara Restaurant & Meze Bar 132 high street, southampton so14 2Br tel: 023 33 7473

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SOLENT MIND MAYFIELD NuRSERIES Solent Mind began life in 1962, first as Southampton and New Forest Mind, then merging with Eastleigh Mind in 2004 to become the largest third sector provider of mental health services across Hampshire. We are an independent registered charity and company limited by guarantee, operating across Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Our mission is "to offer a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to diverse communities who need our support." We operate in accordance to our size – that of a medium sized charity, employing some 200 staff, approximately 40 volunteers and running some 45 different services county-wide – but we have retained our 'grass-roots’ approach of a smaller organisation. Mayfield Nurseries This is our flagship horticultural therapy project situated in Weston, Southampton. It’s a working nursery open to the public for the sale of plants,

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Monday to Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm. Around 50 members with severe and enduring mental health problems attend the nursery and assist in all the jobs which need to be done to keep us up and running. Members benefit from undertaking meaningful activity in relaxed, supportive surroundings. Attendance offers them the opportunity to develop social contacts, improve or develop horticultural skills and experience a work orientated environment. We rely on sales for part of our funding and our plants are of a consistently high quality and competitively priced. We are situated in a pleasant walled garden inside Mayfield Park and have 4 large glasshouses, polytunnels and a vegetable patch. As well as general Nursery work members can take part in woodwork, grounds maintenance work, outside sales and dealing with customers. Who can access the service? Adults who live in Southampton with severe mental health problems and under a CMHT.  Please contact our Mayfield team on 023 8044 7743

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Bathroom Fittings your local Bathroom fittings are available in a multitude of styles and prices, but simplicity is tradesmen when often the best option: plain, inexpensive designs can look wonderful when teamed considering such with interesting accessories, and a sensible option is to invest more in moving parts projects, they such as shower doors and taps, while saving (within are often very reason) by buying simple white ceramics. how a experienced and right on your bathroom feels is vital, in terms of textures and doorstep too! temperatures against bare skin, and underfloor heating gives an efficient, overall heat while freeing up space against the walls – perhaps for a statement towel warmer. lighting is also vital in 1creating an efficient atmosphere for a quick morning shower, or a more relaxing ambience for an evening bath. You may need two types of lights: bright, directional spots for shaving or applying makeup, and gentle background lighting for relaxing in the tub. You can highlight certain features, shine lights up or down on different areas, and use colour-changing leds or a whole range of other effects. as for walls, by varying the colours, shapes or styles of tilework you can highlight or separate different areas, or you could use sheet materials such as Corian or silestone for a seamless effect that’s pricey but beautiful. Current Trends Current trends in bathroom design include walk-in and extra-large showers, coloured baths and basins and sleek, minimal accessories. there’s a growing demand for storage cabinets that co-ordinate with fitted bedroom furniture, giving a unified look, especially from a master bedroom to an en-suite, while hiding the clutter that you don’t really want to see. With some careful thought and planning, plus a little inspiration, you can combine furniture and fittings, walls and floor, lighting and heating, to create a room that reflects your individual style and offers an experience that is warm and welcoming, comfortable, clean and calm. 48

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big clean a place for everything and everything in its place There are some experiences in life that it’s best not to have. Helping a teenage girl to sort out her bedroom is one of them.

now in the normal course of events the bedroom of a teenage girl is all pink and sparkly. Perhaps there are a few posters on the wall, a scattering of soft and fluffy things or neatly arranged rows of toiletries, Cds, dvds and books - you get the idea. Forget it. this bedroom had little in common with the abode of a Fairy Princess. think ‘Stig of the Dump’ and you get the general idea; actually that’s incorrect... think of a wild animal lair and you’ll get a more accurate picture. When you’ve banned the dog from entering this bedroom in case it catches something (the plague/ foot and mouth/dysentery?), you know that drastic action is needed. When you’ve run out of cups because they’re all in ‘there’, then you know drastic action is needed. When you can’t get into said bedroom without holding your nose and looking for footholds on the floor, then you know that drastic action is needed. so i said i would help - that is, i would supervise, provide instruction and direction. on no account would i actually clean, tidy or touch anything; it’s not my room and though i love her madly i have no intention of clearing up after her. so i supervised whilst sitting on the bed and handing out bin bags. a strong stomach was needed when peering into the 56

assorted glasses, cups and plates that had been retrieved from under the bed. did you know that hot chocolate, when left long enough, doesn’t just develop mould but develops into a solid lump of mould? or that chips don’t go mouldy but develop into rock hard batons of fried potato? or that discarded banana skins actually go slimey? the clothes were retrieved from where they had been dropped, draped, discarded and flung. mountains of wrappers, papers, magazines and plastic drink bottles were gathered for recycling. Windows were flung open, dust was dusted, Cds were organised, dvds put back into their correct cases and everything was arranged, tidied and sorted into correct order. Finally, three bin bags of rubbish later, it was finished. the only thing that hadn’t actually needed cleaning was the laptop. it sat in splendid isolation in a little pool of cleanliness on top of her desk. heaven forbid that the blessed laptop should become dusty or clogged with dirt; how else would she gossip with friends in the small hours? and the only thing that needed cleaning and didn’t get it was the dressing table mirror: adorned with lipstick kisses and messages from friends it was strictly out of bounds. however, i think we can live with a ‘kissed’ mirror for now. so when it was finally done it did look all pink and sparkly – a bit like the bedroom of a Fairy Princess in fact. i may even allow the dog to go in there now the plague warning has been lifted. Will it last? i doubt it. i predict that with a fortnight the green miasma will once again be seeping from underneath the door, the mould will have found another home in my cups and yet more calcified chips will be found under the bed. in the meantime i’m still trying to understand how she managed to glide forth from this room groomed, preened and pampered to perfection; giving no hint of carnage from which this vision of beauty emerged. it must be a teenage thing.

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advertiser’s index pg 31-43 annie's restaurant antico Bellinis delicious dining Card Fat Fig grand Cafe Porterhouse steakhouse Puccini's reginnas rimjhim scoozi simon's @ oxfords the happy Cheese tosca's Yuzu lounge

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BATHROOMS 1st Porter Call simply Bathrooms tP Watts

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BEDROOMS Forest Fitted Bedrooms swan system Furniture

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FASCIAS aztec Fascias high vac

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VEHICLE DEALERSHIPS Collisons recreation ltd

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TYRES Champion tyres

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BODY REPAIR Chipsaway

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GARAGE DOORS FixQuick GuTTERING highvac aztec Fascias

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LOCKSMITHS southern stronghold security

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PLASTERERS aY Plastering Plasterforce

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GARAGE DOORS FixQuick

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GuTTER SERVICES aztec Fascias highvac

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PLASTERING aY Plastering Plasterforce

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PLuMBING & HEATING SERVICES 1st Porter Call able Plumbing aquatec First Call heating g James Plumbing ge harding & sons ltd tP Watts

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BLINDS & CuRTAINS Custom Blinds Waterside Blinds

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FLOORING Floor Coverings southern

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KITCHENS ashmore Kitchens Windsor Kitchens 1st Porter Call

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE the Flat Pack People handyman hero

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ROOFING io Contracts

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LOFT & GARAGE CONVERSIONS lofts of space

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SECuRITY southern stronghold security

uPHOLSTERY & SOFT FuRNISHINGS Pont Furnishings

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SOLAR HEATING Finesse energy

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WINDOWS & DOORS ideal Windows Windows by Wise

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BuILDING SERVICES h & C maintenance Brian loades Builder

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AERIALS, TV SERVICES humphries digital aerials dJ satellite & aerials

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APPLIANCE REPAIR Premier electrics JP appliances

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CARPENTRY todd Beverley

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WINDOWS CLEANING shiny Panes high vac

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WINDOW REPAIRS ideal Windows hampshire Window surgeons

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pg 24-26 GARDEN MAINTAINENCE 1st garden maintenance mac’s gardening new Forest garden machinery

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pg 9, 13 st James methodist Church Portsmouth historic dockyard

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pg 20-23 COSMETIC TREATMENT Beverley scott

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DENTIST Philip sommereux dentistry

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FITNESS Zumba in hampshire

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HEARING CLINIC hampshire hearing Clinics

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SALON natural tone

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PODIATRY noble Feet

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WEIGHT CONTROL nutritional health 4u

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pg 30 FuNERAL SERVICES J lawrence & sons

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WEDDING CAR HIRE Confetti Car hire

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pg 71 PET BOARDING animals2go Wagging tails

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DRAINAGE 1st Porter Call able Plumbing

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LANDSCAPING inc FENCING, PAVING able landscapes 26 adapt landcapes 25 ts garden Consultancy 25

ELECTRICAL Bertwell electrical ampfield electrical eeC 24/7

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TREE SuRGEONS mac’s gardening Jon Curtis

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MuSIC TuITION southampton guitarist

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EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME Prince's trust

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FRANCHISES Pets homes & gardens

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PHOBIAS QUIZ 1 Insects 2 Fire 3 Nudity 4 The colour white

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Pain Foreigners Ugliness Blood

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PICTOGRAMS 1 Robin Hood 2 keeping Up With The Joneses 3 Paper Over The Cracks NURSERY RHYMES 1 Wednesday 2 The cow 3 1 o'clock 4 And Then There Were None 5 The old woman who lived in a shoe

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The farmer's wife Full of woe The Secret Garden A crooked cat Butcher, baker and candlestick maker

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