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Editor’s letter Welcome to the final edition of Worcester Park Life of 2011 Well, the weather is chilling off, woollen garments are being excavated from the depths of wardrobes and drawers and the build up to Christmas that stared months ago for some, reaches its climax. Forecasters are already predicting early snow (my eight year old has been saying that for weeks now) – let’s hope London doesn’t get caught out like in previous years. We have another packed edition for you. Thanks so much to Libby and everyone else who contributes to make this a truly local community magazine. Worcester Park Life is now in its 4th year and seems to be more popular than ever. It’s always wonderful to get your feedback and I am so pleased that so many of you continue to be avid readers Remember, most homes get a copy delivered every 2nd month, so if you don’t receive the January edition, or aren’t able to pick one up from one of our many distributors, then you can still read it online on our website wplife.co.uk With that I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and happy New Year. Warm wishes Jenny Stuart Editor & publisher The next edition will be available in the Libraries, Waitrose, the Police office and other outlets from 6th Jan 2012 Next copy deadline: 14th December Published by Malden Media Limited 36 Rosebery Avenue, KT3 4JS E: jenny@maldenmedia.co.uk 020 8336 2915 www.wplife.co.uk Also publishing the Village Voice in New Malden

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7 History 10 Ruth Jemmett 14 View from the City by Justin Urquhart Stewart 16 Last minute gadget gifts 18 NewLife Clinic feature 22 Worcester Park Railway Bridge clean up campaign 25 Events Kingston’s Festive Delights 27 Worcester Park’s Got Talent 26 Last Posting Dates 34 Voice for wildlfe Where has all the wildlife gone? 37 Competition WIN A copy of Chalet Girl 38 Advocacy 40 On the grapevine 43 Recipe Sachertorte 48 Christmas Services 49 Gardening Buying a Christmas Tree

Local Information 44 Clubs 46 Toddler groups 51 What’s One 54 Business Index

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Worcester Park History As Christmas approaches, David Rymill looks at a Christmas-themed stained glass window in St Mary’s Church, Cuddington and the local glass artist who produced it, and who died on 25 April this year at the age of 101. In the south wall of the church (the long side facing The Avenue), the two windows nearest the entrance are in a very different style from the Victorian windows in the older part of the building. One shows Jesus as a baby in his mother’s arms, visited by the wise men or shepherds in green, red and yellow cloaks; the other features the same vivid colours, natural-looking figures, hints of an abstract style, but shows a scene towards the end of Christ’s life on earth, in the Garden of Gethsemane before his arrest. Once again there are figures in green,

red and yellow cloaks but this time they are the disciples Peter, James and John, unable to keep awake as Jesus wrestles with his destiny. Both these windows (pictured here) were made by Lawrence Lee in 1970; they were given by Charles Greenfield of 46 Edenfield Gardens, who had been a churchwarden from 1940 to 1953, in memory of his wife Beatrice. It was the Greenfields who had first commissioned Lawrence Lee to produce a window for St Mary’s, when the church was extended in the late 1950s: the great west window, which Lee made at New Malden, shows Christ on the cross and yet in glory, showing his triumph through suffering. It was given in memory of the Greenfields’ only son, Flying Officer A C A (‘Freddie’) Greenfield, who died when his plane was shot down during the air operations accompanying the D-Day landings. A detailed account of Lawrence Lee’s life, written by his elder son Stephen and giving details of his New Malden links, appeared in our sister magazine Village Voice in Sep-Oct 2010, to mark his 100th birthday (online at content.yudu.com). He was born in 1909 in Weybridge, and moved to Albemarle Gardens, New Malden, in 1928. He was trained at Kingston- u

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upon-Thames Art School and the Royal College of Art. During the Second World War he served in the Army, successively in the Medical Corps, the Royal Artillery and the Army Educational Corps (running culture courses in Italy). After the war he became stained glass assistant to Martin Travers, and on Travers’s death in 1948 he inherited some of his outstanding commissions and the role of head of stained glass at the RCA. By this time he was living with his wife and sons in 49 Dukes Avenue, New Malden, but there was only room for a small studio, so in the early 1950s they moved first to Sutton Common Road, soon returning to New Malden, to 61 Thetford Road (later renumbered at 99 and since demolished). A former music room here became his studio, and its high ceiling proved useful for work on larger windows. His most famous commission, in the 1950s, was to produce, with two of his former students, a set of ten 70-foot windows, in abstract and semiabstract style, for the new Coventry Cathedral, built alongside the ruins of the old bombed cathedral. He had already begun to combine modernist elements with a respect for medieval tradition, and this was one of the first major examples of abstract stained glass in Britain, taking as its theme man’s progress from birth to death and from death to resurrection and transfiguration. Lawrence Lee also produced windows for other local churches: at St Mary’s, Ewell, a window marking the restoration of the building after a fire shows the Holy Spirit as a dove with its wings spread protectively, and another features Nonsuch Palace (which, incidentally, stood directly above the site of the original Cuddington church). The dove theme was important in Lee’s work, and can also be seen in a window at St John’s, Belmont, dating from 1970, showing the dove descending in a whirlwind, shedding a great light over the scene. Further afield, his work ranged from a set of ten large windows, for a church in Montreal, to yet another dove, a phoenix and a peacock, for a small country church on the Isle of Wight. He moved to Penshurst in Kent in the early 1960s and continued to produce windows into his 80s. At St Mary’s this year there will as usual be a traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, at 6.30pm on Sunday 18 December.You won’t be able to see the stained glass windows from the inside, as it will be too

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dark, but the church will be bright with candles and you will be able to join in with a range of carols and hear the choir sing some less familiar pieces. This is expected to be the last day on which the Revd Andrew Sillis takes the services as Vicar of St Mary’s, because he and his family will be moving shortly afterwards to Germany, where Andrew is to be Chaplain to the Anglican communities in Bonn and Cologne. There will be two opportunities to attend a Children’s carol service on Christmas Eve, at 3pm and 5pm (these will not be Christingle services, but the giving of Christingles will be incorporated into the half-hour informal family service at 11am on Sunday 4 December). The first Communion service of Christmas starts at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas morning there will be a Family Communion service at 10am. David Rymill. david.rymill@hants.gov.uk ?

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The value of friendship What is a friend? Local writer Ruth Jemmett shares her thoughts Many people go through their lives without ever forging the mutual benevolence that the Oxford Dictionary describes as friendship. Indeed many people are happy to work their way through their existence accumulating a whole host of acquaintances, never wanting to search the depths of their personalities or emotions lest they become too distracted from their own dreams or ambitions. For the simple truth is that to have a friend you need to be a friend - and some people find that concept too demanding. Before the onset of modern technology, human contact had to be worked at if it were to blossom into any kind of intimacy. Before the age of the telephone or the Internet people had to take the trouble to visit each other or take the time to write a letter to each other. The latter would often become an art form and much of our history can be charted from studying correspondence over many centuries. As I was growing up in the 1950s it was deemed unforgivable for a child not to write thank-you letters for gifts to friends or relatives, and the relief of eventually posting the laboriously crafted creation was matched by the excitement of getting a reply, and developing the relationship further. Many of us in those days had ‘pen-pals’ either at home or from abroad. In this age of Twitter and ’blogging’ do younger - or indeed older people experience the same sense of anticipation that accompanies the expectation of the postman calling? They say that during a lifetime it is only truly possible to experience deep friendship with a small number of people. Nowadays we often hear of people boasting that they have accumulated several hundred ‘friends’ on Facebook. Surely a friend is someone who will do your shopping when you have a crisis or tend to your needs when you are ill?. Do such so-called friends really fill the bill? Childhood friendships are usually our first foray into the world of relationships. When we are very young we are, by necessity, extremely selfish, clinging on to our nearest and dearest for survival and screaming for our next meal. Then we realise that there are other beings outside the family unit. Young children use each other mercilessly, grabbing each other’s toys and generally fighting for prime position. They slowly learn that the concept of give and take can work to their advantage. Until their teens

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children are notorious for changing their ‘best friend’ with alarming regularity. (We are all familiar with the ”She’s my best friend and I hate her” syndrome!). As adolescence approaches the hormones dictate the need for more secure relationships and we subconsciously select people around us who satisfy our emotional and social needs. Of course we still have a need for casual friendships such as those with workmates or drinking buddies, but they can come and go, as we are hardwired to be around ‘our type’ of people to go through life with. Regular readers of this column will know that I have cared for my multiply disabled son over many years - 38 to be precise. Sadly, a few weeks ago, we lost him, and it was then, in the middle of the shock and grief that filled my life, that I realised how many true friends I had, and I felt blessed more than words can say. Despite daily news headlines blaring out how evil the world is, I became enveloped in the love and caring of friends in such an uplifting way that it renewed my faith in the future of our troubled world. What could have been a desperately lonely personal journey was made much more bearable by my wonderful friends and neighbours in Worcester Park and beyond. Even the postman would ring the doorbell on a daily basis, not just to deliver sympathy cards, but to ensure that my husband and I were bearing up. Friends I knew as a child contacted me, as people I worked with in my youth. It was very touching and lifted my spirits from a very low point at many times. As we approach Christmas thoughts of those we have

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View from the city This month Justin Urquhart Stewart unravels the mystery of Credit Default Swaps Credit Default Swaps (CDS) are one of those technical financial terms that are bandied around, apparently more often to confuse rather than to clarify. Here is a great example of where our industry goes out of its way often to create private expressions, keeping the knowledge of what they are up to within the coven and not for the broader masses. Heaven forbid that we should actually be using the same language as the rest of the population. Such practice is common in many professional areas where “technical expertise” is often a great excuse for using obscure terms and obfuscation – lawyers, please stand up.

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The truth is that actually a CDS is just a form of insurance, but rather than being on a house or a car or even an individual (as in life assurance) it is on a specific financial instrument like a bond or a mortgage. A CDS reflects the annual cost of insuring against the default of the borrower: the higher the likelihood of default, the higher the CDS price. Now there is nothing wrong with insurance - in fact it is a vital part of the economic and financial structure of the capitalist world. However, like any product, if taken to an extreme it can have some rather strange and generally unwanted consequences. An example of this would be the growth in trading in these insurance policies – CDS – such that they almost have a greater importance than the underlying asset that is being covered. Trading in CDS on, say, Italian government debt reflects the risk of default on the bonds. The more fearful markets get and they more they fear default, the more CDS or insurance will be bought driving bond yields up to (theoretically) reflect the level of default that the CDS is implying. Higher bond yields are bad news for countries because they make the cost of borrowing higher which then increases the risk of default: the tail wagging the dog. Others are concerned about the complex web of counterparty relationships and obligations that has been built up with CDS trading: you can buy a CDS contract to be protected if the underlying borrower defaults, but someone else – usually an investment bank – has underwritten that

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CDS contract and has the obligation to pay you if the borrower defaults. But how credit-worthy is the bank that has underwritten the CDS contract? What other CDS have they underwritten? Can the CDS buyer really rely on them to pay out? These questions are complex and hard to answer and, in the event of a major default, these uncertainties could lead to paralysis in markets and banks mistrusting each other and refusing to trade. So, instead of acting as a safety net, the Credit Default Swap market may in fact be increasing the risk and the potential collateral damage in the event of default. Investors are completely justified in taking insurance on assets they own – insuring against default of the UK government because they have a large holding in UK Treasury bonds, perhaps. Companies and investors are also justified in taking insurance on other firms with strong links to their business – key suppliers or customers, whose demise would be detrimental to their own business. But what about betting on the failure of another firm, or the default of a government, for a speculative profit? An example everyone can relate to is life insurance. We may take out a policy on ourselves in order to maintain family security. We may even take out insurance on a parent, perhaps to cover any inheritance

liabilities. However no one sets up an open market trading on their mother’s life. By having all sorts betting on her demise, you could end up with the illogical (not to mention undesirable) result that there are more people with an interest in ensuring her departure than preventing it! However, this is exactly the situation we are seeing in current CDS markets - we have created a mechanism which in some ways encourages betting on a default. Instead of a guy rope of stabilisation, the CDS has become a lever of instability. So what can be done? A system to allow insurance of your assets and investments is perfectly logical. A system allowing speculators to insure assets they do not actually own is patently not. In effect, it creates a sub-market trading in the insurance, which puts a greater, but less visible burden upon the underlying asset and creates far larger risk if it were to collapse. This would become an inverted house of cards all balanced on one single card at its base. Call time on these unnecessary sub markets: CDS should be allowed but only for assets you actually own, or have some tangible connection with. They should not be used as a trading instrument for market punting.?

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Last minute gadget gifts Buying presents for gadget fans can be tricky, because in many cases they already have what they need. That doesn’t mean you’re stuck with USB lava lamps and iPod socks, though: there are lots of great gifts to choose from - and your present won’t end up stuck in a desk drawer If you’re buying for an iPod, iPad or iPhone owner - or owners of other smartphones or tablets - accessories make particularly good presents. Firms such as Proporta and Griffin make very high quality cases to keep precious gadgets safe. You can also buy cases for devices such as Amazon’s Kindle - although the best such case is Amazon’s own, rather pricey, Kindle leather cover with built-in reading light. If you can’t or don’t want to spend £50 on a Kindle case, you’ll be pleased to discover that there are lots of perfectly good alternatives for considerably less cash on Amazon.co.uk. We particularly like Diabloskinz’ Kindle “skins”, which cover the Kindle’s dull plastic with something considerably more colourful. There’s a great selection of useful accessories for iPod and iPhone owners too, many of which are compatible with other music players and smartphones: for example, Belkin’s Tunecast 2 plugs into a headphone socket and transmits sound over FM radio frequencies, which is handy for in-car listening or broadcasting to multiple radios in the house. For fitness fans Gear4 and Adidas make armbands for iPhones and iPods, and for audiophiles there’s a dizzying range of headphones and speaker docks. If you’re buying for a frequent flyer, look out for noise-cancelling headphones: they’re superb for air travel. There are lots of gift ideas for photography fans too. The superb GorillaPod range of portable tripods are guaranteed to make snappers happy, while serious photographers might be chuffed to receive a Hama Lens Cleaning Pen or an infrared remote control for their particular model. Alternatively, Photojojo.com has a great range of coffee mugs that look identical

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to iconic camera lenses, and there are plenty of UK stockists - including Amazon.co.uk - offering delivery in plenty of time for Christmas. Other great gifts for tech fans include the precision of Logitech’s G500 Gaming Mouse (£60) or a portable, wire-free mouse (around £30). Console owners needn’t be left out, either: an official wireless headset for Sony’s PlayStation 3 is around £23. If you’re looking for something more off the wall, how about a flying shark? Iwantoneofthose. com has Air Swimmers, which are remote controlled balloons shaped like sharks, clownfish and so on. Air Swimmers have been a YouTube sensation, racking up more than 3 million hits from amused gadget fans. If you’re feeling flush, you could also invest in a pair of Tramp-it Jumping Shoes (from £89) for some truly eye-popping outdoor fun. You don’t need to spend a fortune to find a decent gadgety gift, however.You can pick up - no pun intended - a set of Star Wars Chop Sabers, chopsticks designed to look like lightsabers, for around £11, while the awardwinning FroliCat BOLT promises to drive your cat crazy with a high-tech, laser-powered take on a ball of wool for around £19. The completely ridiculous Condiment Gun is a £16 pistol for spraying mustard or ketchup on your lunch, while the slightly more grown-up Tovolo TeaGo is a £12 press that promises perfect tea from your favourite tea leaves. ?

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NewLife clinic comes to Surrey In November 2010, NHS Surrey made a decision to tackle its £125m deficit by making some major changes to the services provided. One result of this is that new patients in Surrey are now denied infertility treatment as it is not considered ‘clinically essential or urgent’. This is despite Government recommendations suggesting PCT’s should offer all women under 39 three free IVF cycles. Seeking fertility treatment can be a difficult and emotional decision for many couples. However, in Surrey we are fortunate enough to have some outstanding facilities right on our door step. One such centre is the recently launched and state-of-the-art Newlife Fertility Clinic in Epsom. Set up by a group of eminent obstetricians and gynaecologists, with proven track records of success in this field, Newlife provides a 24/7 holistic approach to women’s health.

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Notably the clinic offers a full range of services ‘under one roof’, with a particular emphasis on assisted reproduction providing treatments such as IVF and ICSI. In addition they also offer expertise in recurrent miscarriages and reproductive immunology. The Clinic houses its own full range of assisted conception facilities on-site, including egg and sperm freezing, and embryo freezing using the latest technology, vitrification. There is also a dedicated space for a wide range of complementary therapies, including acupuncture, diet and nutrition advice, massage, reflexology, and yoga rhythm. Mr Amin Gafar, Medical Director at the Newlife Fertility Centre says “The concept of Newlife was born out of our in-depth understanding of women's health and the sensitivity required in delivering effective treatment. We recognise the individuality of each couple, and adopt a holistic and tailored approach to suit their needs. We look forward to welcoming people from the Borough to one of our monthly patient information evenings.” So, Newlife Fertility Clinic is not only offering valuable support for couples seeking fertility treatment in the local community, but also filling an important gap in the provision of women’s health services available in Surrey. For more information visit www.newlifeclinic.org.uk. ?

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Kingston’s Festive Delights Kingston is the perfect place for all your Christmas shopping needs; we’ve loads of top brands, an evening of chocolate, two festive markets and free evening parking. This December in Kingston, for the first time, many of the major retailers will be opening until 9pm, Monday to Friday, giving you even more opportunities to find that perfect Christmas gift, away from the weekend crowds. To make your shopping experience even less stressful, you can park for free in selected car parks. Every weeknight in December, parking is free in Bentalls A & B car parks from 5pm and in John Lewis and Seven Kings car parks from 6pm. If you’re looking for an unusual gift that you can’t find on the high street, then try one of Kingston’s visiting Christmas markets.

The Eden Craft and Gift Fair, located on All Saints Church Lawn, has over 75 exhibitors selling a range of unique crafts. Over in the Market Place, the Traditional Christmas Market returns for its seventh festive season. Don’t leave before you’ve treated yourself to a glass of glühwein. For the chocoholics and shopaholics amongst you, join us for the Markets Discovery Evening & Chocolate Festival on Thursday 8th December, from 5 to 9pm. Indulge yourself with an evening of chocolate, shopping and entertainment, with special offers and prizes to be won. In the Ancient Market House, major chocolate brands will be selling their treats on the ground floor, with more chocolate surprises to be found upstairs. Plus, the New Malden Guides will be on hand to wrap your festive purchases for a donation to one of their chosen charities. For more details on Christmas in Kingston visit www.Kingstonfirst.co.uk or call 0208 547 1221. ?

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Worcester Park has got talent Britain’s Got Talent finalist Tobias Mead will be running a Street Dancing Masterclass for the pupils of Stagecoach Tobias is the latest in a succession of high profile celebrities to visit the Cheam and Worcester Park Stage coach schools since new principal Lucy Moorby joined at the beginning of the year. Tobias Mead is the street dancing sensation from last year’s Britain’s Got Talent competition. After his first audition judge Simon Cowell commented, “he is one of the best dancers we have ever had on the show” During the masterclass Tobias will share his skill of putting together exceptional routines and how to combine dance moves to make optimal impact on the audience.

Lucy comments; “Having experts from the worlds of drama and dance come into our school and demonstrate their knowledge is very exciting for the children. Their subsequent enthusiasm to get on stage and put what they have learnt into practice is fantastic. Not only are these skills an important part of the performance arts training that we offer, it also helps build their confidence while having a lot of fun and meeting new friends.” Previous masterclasses have included Take That’s choregrapher , X Men’s make-up artist and a leading West end agent. If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 16 who dreams of being on stage, contact Lucy Moorby on 0208 224 2442 or visitwww.stagecoach. co.uk/worcesterpark or www. stagecoach.co.uk/cheam for further information. The new term starts on 6 & 7th January 2012 ?

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Voice for wildlife Carol Williams looks at the plants and birds that are so connected with the festive period Holly An excellent evergreen that grows in any soil and will tolerate shade. Male and femals flowers are on separate shrubs, so for a female plant to berry, it needs pollination from a male growing nearby. Bees collect nectar and pollen from it, caterpillars of the Holly Blue feed on its buds and flowers and many birds eat the berries, especially blackbirds, redwings, fieldfares and thrushes. Hedgehogs, small mammals, toads and slow worms hibernate in the leaf litter that builds up beneath it.In the Spring it provides perfect cover for nests, as its prickly leaves deter predators like cats.

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Ivy An all round good wildlife plant. Its climbing and clinging habit means that it can be used effectively to cover up unsightly structures or be trained up a trellis to hide the composting area,creating vertical green spaces. When my eyes rest on lush greenery instead of harsh brick and concrete, it lifts my spirits. To see birds flitting in and out of a thicket, with grubs for chicks, is a sight to gladden the heart. When they do so beneath my bedroom window in the ivy up the housewall, it feels very special. Insects filling up on nectar before hibernation appreciate the late flowering ivy, and, as its berries ripen in Winter, when most other fruit has been eaten, it is invaluable to many birds, especially blackbirds and thrushes. Holly Blue caterpillars feed on the flower buds and the nectar is drunk by a variety of late flying insects, including several butterfly species.

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excrete them or disperse them when they wipe their bills clean on a suitable branch after eating the sticky fruit. Mistletoe has recently been recognised as an International keystone species (ie, an organism that has a valuable influence over its community). It can have a positive effect on biodiversity, providing high quality food and habitat for a broad range of animals.

hard ground. This is a common problem for all insecteating birds. Gardeners can really help here, by providing mealworms and suet, and by keeping a patch of earth beneath a shrub moistened and loosened. Piles of leaves in a corner or two will also harbour sheltering invertebrates which robins will be glad to find. Seasons greetings, all - and remember to look after the birds when temperatures drop - they need drinking water in icy conditions as well as high energy food. ?

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Advocacy Age UK Sutton invites you to stand up for elderly people who need our help Advocacy is something we come across everyday, parents stand up for their children, children stand up for their mates. Someone who has to go to a difficult meeting or into a new situation may ask a friend to go along, that friend is being an advocate! We have supported clients to move, seek legal advice, make complaints and get their voice heard; our clients are varied and majority have long term health conditions ie poor mobility, mental health issues, short term memory loss, helping clients that are at risk and vulnerable. For whatever reason, people may need someone to help them stand up for themselves, or who can stand up for them, when there is no one available to do this an advocate might be able to help. Issues people might need help with may include:

•A number of private home owners who are finding their accommodation is no longer suitable to their needs due to deterioration in health, so needed support to explore the options available to them. • People finding it difficult to access the services they require. The majority of our clients with complaints issues feel that they have not been listened to and no action taken after they have tried to complain, with our support they have been able to speak up and be heard. Obtaining independent advice is key to resolving a lot of issues; several people have approached us wanting support to an insurance claim, to find a solicitor or just to help people sort through accumulated paperwork to become independent in managing their affairs again. Advocacy can improve health and emotional well being, thus improving the quality of ones life. We are always on the look out for more volunteers to help deliver a quality advocacy service or if you would like some help call us on 0208 770 5363. ?

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On the grapevine It’s that time of the year again, a time for love, laughter merriment and overindulgence! Aret Kapetanovic @ The Vin Bin shares some wine advice

This year I’ve really got my work cut out for me. My husband and I are spending Christmas at my parents house, and in addition to my five brothers and sisters and their families, there will invariably be a hundred other people popping in, passing by, or simply related, who will need to be fed and watered. This Christmas I’ve been charged with the task of bringing over a box (or two) within which I will endeavor to match and compliment every foodie variant. When you consider that the guests will be Nigerian, Hungarian, Croatian, German, Indian and English, you may begin to see my dilemma! Christmas day! Lets start with the all-important welcome aperitif. Rather than Champagne, Cava or Prosecco, this year I’m including a rather unusual Chilean sparkling wine, called Fresita. Made with Patagonian strawberries, this vibrant pink fizz is a huge hit with the ladies in my family, and at only 8% alcohol, it’s a safer start to the festivities! Roast glazed ham works best with wines that have a high level of acidity and a touch of sweetness. For white I’m including a Gewurztraminer (my mothers choice not mine, honest!), and for the red wine lovers, something not too heavy and which won’t drown out the flavours, a lightly chilled Australian Pinot Noir. Chilled red wine! Sacrilege I hear you say, but it’s really quite lovely. Roast Turkey, the main event! A simple roast Turkey pairs nicely with a Chardonnay (yes really) or white Burgundy. Chardonnay adds flavour and complexity to the meat, whilst the Burgundy depending on the style, will add a leaner flavour with more minerality. I haven’t decided between the two yet, so I may have to take them both, what a shame! If red wine is desired for this dish, I will serve a lovely light Beaujolais. I love Turkey, but it doesn’t seem to entirely satisfy all the Africans and Eastern Europeans among us, and so Beef (or sometimes Goat), is always a necessity at our family gatherings. Prime Rib is so tender and flavourful, it deserves a wine that stands up against all that flavour (and which isn’t afraid of the horseradish!). It’s tempting to start popping the corks of giant reds, however, I have decided to go down the more elegant route befitting high quality, rare meat. My choice is New World Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. Prime Rib needs its structure and tannins but the meat’s tenderness calls for its youthful energy.

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Christmas isn’t Christmas, without a host of fortified wines and my choice for this year are the classics, Sherry and Port. For me these are the bottles that are the most versatile over the festive period and the lead up to New Year. When visitors pop round, and a full meal isn’t needed, fortified wines come into their own as an accompaniment to little snacks, creating an unusual cheese board, or on Christmas day, with a selection of festive cakes and puddings. Here are a few pairing ideas. Manzanilla Sherry, the palest, finest and lightest bodied Sherry is particularly good with strongly flavoured seafood, and an excellent match for smoked salmon and other savoury nibbles, such as green olives and Serrano ham. Tawny Port is great, because it has so many possibilities. Serve it chilled as an aperitif, or as a substitute for dessert wines, especially with dried fruit and nut-based desserts, or with the cheese board. It’s particularly good with Sheeps cheese and Cheddar. Last but not least, is Vintage Port. This classic Christmas tipple is the ultimate match to Stilton, or for those with a sweet tooth, top quality chocolate. I’m really looking forward to Christmas this year, because as the bearer of this beautiful wooden wine gift box, I really should get to try all of the above. After all, it’s only fair! Happy Christmas! ?

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Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas 4. Grease and base line a 23cm (9in) spring-form tin with greaseproof paper. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl and beat together until pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg yolks then stir in the melted chocolate. Fold in the ground almonds and plain flour. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Beat about one third of the whites into the chocolate mixture then gently fold in the rest with a metal spoon. Pour into the prepared tin. Bake for 4045 minutes until firm to the touch. Cool for 10 minutes then turn the cake out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely. To make the filling and icing, place the chocolate and coffee in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water and leave until melted. Stir until smooth then gradually beat in the icing sugar to make a smooth thick icing. Halve the cake horizontally and sandwich back together with some of the apricot jam. Spread the rest of the jam over the top and side of the cake. Spread the icing all over the cake, smoothing it gently down the sides with a palette knife. Leave in a cool place for 2 hrs. Spoon the milk chocolate into a small paper piping bag and pipe ‘Sacher’ on top of the cake. Leave until set. ?

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Clubs If your club isn’t featured, email details to clubs@wplife.co.uk Monday

Do you enjoy listening to show tunes, big band music, jazz, light classics etc? Come along to an evening of live music played by top artistes. . We meet on the second Monday of each month at our Banstead venue BANSTEAD ORGAN & KEYBOARD CLUB Church Institute Hall, High Street, Banstead SM7 2NN 12th December – Ben Scott-Hyde Doors open 7pm for 7:30pm start. (Visitors £7) Visitors & new members are always welcome to our concerts. Further details from 020 8330 5795, or visit www. bansteadorganclub.co.uk Worcester Parkers Women’s Institute meet on the third Monday of the month at Christchurch with St. Phillip Church Hall on Ruskin Drive

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The WORCESTER PARK DRAMATIC SOCIETY is a local amateur drama group of long standing. We stage two major productions a year at the Adrian Mann Theatre in Ewell, in April and November. We meet every Tuesday and most Fridays at 8.15 pm in the Elmcroft Community Centre in North Cheam, on the Sainsbury’s site. Apart from play readings, rehearsals and set construction, we have quiz nights and various social events. We also arrange group outings to amateur and professional theatre productions. We welcome new members to help us stage future productions, anyone willing to act or work backstage. The latter includes stage management, set construction, sound and lighting. If interested, please contact our membership secretary, Joyce Cranfield, on 020 8337 3317.

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Keep Fit Stay Fit every Wednesday 10.15-11.15am at Christ Church with St Philip, Ruskin Road. Come along and give it a try ! For more information please call Jo Hamilton on 020 8786 3444.

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NHS RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP Are you retired or about to retire from the NHS? Why not join us on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 10am -12 at Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Rd, Surbiton, KT5 8JJ. We have speakers, activities, coffee & a chat. Other outings & activities are also arranged during the month. For more details please contact Lorna on 020 83374121. East Surrey Family History Society For those who are interested in finding out how to investigate their family history the Sutton Branch of the East Surrey Family History Society holds meetings on the first Thursday of the month at St Nicholas Church Hall, Robin Hood Lane. Most months we have a professional speaker. Further details of all our branch meetings, can be found at Our award winning website www.esfhs.org.uk See www.esfhs.org.uk for more information about the society and future meetings.

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55+ SOCIAL SINGLE GROUP, We meet in a pub in Epsom every Thursday where we discuss outings for the weekends such as meal out, walking, theatre trips, cinemas and many other things. If you would like to join us please ring Maureen: 07761278661.

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QUEST was set up in 1987 to provide a meeting place for people with physical disabilities between the ages of 20 - 60. However, once a member there is no age cut off. The aim of the club is to provide a welcoming, caring atmosphere for the members and allow the carers to have a regular break. Everyone pays an annual subscription. and we all pay £2.50 for our lunch, which is cooked on the premises. We have various social activities and every second month we have a speaker, outings can be arranged if enough people wish to go. The venue is St. Philip Hall, Christchurch with St. Philip, Ruskin Drive, Worcester Park. We meet the 2nd and 4th Fridays in the month from 12.45 to 4p.m Contact June Day, Club Secretary, on 02083301220 RSPB EPSOM AND EWELL LOCAL GROUP We meet the 2nd Friday of every month at 7.30, apart from July and August, at All Saints Church Hall Fulford Road, West Ewell with guest speakers who illustrate their enthusiasm on a variety of natural history subjects. Our speakers are of a high quality and we welcome anyone who has an interest in this area. We also have several birding outings throughout the year which is arranged to suit all ages. There is a small charge for non-members of the RSPB. If you would like more information, please look at our website, www.rspb.org.uk/groups/epsom

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AURIOL BOWLING CLUB was established in 1967, and plays on the 6-rink bowling green attached to the pavilion in Auriol Park, Salisbury Road, Worcester Park. It is a mixed club of around 45 men and 25 women, who play outdoors from April to September, with a busy fixture list of league and friendly matches against other clubs, as well as internal club competitions. For further information please contact the club Secretary, David Regan, on 020 8337 8919 (email:clubsecretary@ auriolbowlingclub.com), or visit the website at www. auriolbowlingclub.com. Social Dancing with “ GLITTERS” At Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell Village 8.15 pm – 11.00 pm Entrance £8 Over 18’s All standards Bar & Free parking & Professional D J We may not have Brucie but we do have a glitter ball! December 9th CALL 07903 314276 ? Quiz answers from page 26 1. Hollywood 2. Lady (in the film Lady And The Tramp) 3. H0 H0 H0 4. Coal 5. Pauline Fowler 6. Cupid 7. The Santa Clause 8. Cratchit 9. Narnia 10. 40 (8 maids-a-milking on 5 days, 9 ladies dancing on 4 days, 10 lords-a-leaping on 3 days, 11 pipers piping on 2 days, 12 drummers drumming on 1 day)

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Fun for under 5s

Epsom & Ewell Toy Library term time 9.30 to 12.30 at Riverview Children’s Centre, Riverview Primary School, West Ewell, which is just off of Ruxley Lane (at the ewell By Pass end). 0208 337 7310 Refreshments are available, so come along to play & have a cuppa and a chat! £3 to join/year, please bring 2 forms of ID

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Worcester Park Baptist Church 9.30-11.30- a lively toddler group, where carers of any kind are welcome to attend and supervise their youngsters. Our age range is from young babies to 3-4 years. Sarah on 020 8393 7299 or email via the church’s website www.wpbc.org.uk Christ Church with St Philip Parent and Toddler Group is a very welcoming and relaxed place to meet new friends for yourself and your toddlers. We are open to all Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers. We meet in the Church Hall on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30 until 11.15am during term time

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Toddling2Church, Christ Church with St Philip 2-3pm Parents, carers and pre-school children are all welcome to join us for songs with percussion instruments, a Bible story simply and sensitively told, a story-related craft activity and, of course, drinks and biscuits.

Wednesday

Christ Church with St Philip Parent and Toddler Group 9.30 until 11.15am - see Monday

Union serve refreshments during the morning for both adults and children. Although we may have a waiting list for a regular weekly place, do feel free to drop in and check us out on either Monday or Friday mornings. You can be sure of a warm welcome. For more information, please contact: Linda tel: 020-8330-2286

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Wednesday £2.95 perBaptist hour, Church £1.50 9.30-11.302nd hour a Worcester Park SIBLING DISCOUNT AVAILABLE lively toddler group, where carers of any kind Open Monday - Friday 9.30am-4.30pm, all year round are welcome to attend and supervise their youngsters. age range is POOL, from young BOUNCYOur CASTLE, BALL RIDEbabies ON to 3-4 years.TOYS AND LOTS MORE Christ St Philip HEALTHY Parent andLUNCH Toddler CAFEChurch WITH with CHILDREN’S Group 9.30 until 11.15am - see Monday BOXES The Pavilion, Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Park FridayMarina Avenue, Motspur Park, KT3 6NE

Christ Church with Philip Parent and Toddler Plenty of freeStparking Group 9.30 until 11.15am - see Monday Tel:Parent 07721021290 AVAILABLE St. Mary’s and Toddler Group 10.00 a.m. www.rascalsoftplay.co.uk FOR to 11.30 a.m. in the Parish Centre - see Monday PARTY HIRE

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Christ Church with St Philip Parent and Toddler Group 9.30 until 11.15am - see Monday St. Mary’s Parent and Toddler Group meets 10.00 - 11.30am in the Parish Centre. Families enjoy making new friends in a relaxed atmosphere, while their children play safely. Ladies from St. Mary’s Mothers’ Union serve refreshments during the morning for both adults and children. Feel free to pop in and check us out any Friday morning during term time; you can be sure of a warm welcome. For more information, please contact the Parish Office tel: 020 8337 4026

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Men behaving Dadly, Grace Church - every 3rd Saturday of the month, 9.30 to 11 am, at Green Lane Primary School. For Dads and their pre-school children (0-4). The kids get to play with the toys, the Dads get a bacon roll and coffee, and Mums might possibly get a lie-in... £3 on the door. For more information & contact details, www.gracechurchworcesterpark.org Old Malden Library (Church Road, Worcester Park) Tuesdays, 10.30-11am, Rhyme time aimed at age 0-3 Tuesdays, 2.30-3pm, Story time aimed at age 3+?

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Christmas Services Worcester Park Churches invite you to share in their services over the Christmas St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church

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Avenue, Worcester Park. (Parish Office 020 8337 4026) Sunday, 18th 6.30pm Traditional Carol Service Christmas Eve 3pm and 5pm Children’s Carol Service, 11.30pm Midnight Communion Christmas Day 10am Family Communion Service

201 Cheam Common Road, Worcester Park www.saintmatthias.co.uk Wednesday 14th 7.30pm Carol Concert with the choir of Richard Challoner School Christmas Eve First Masses of Christmas 4pm: Children’s Mass with Fr. Kevan Mass 7pm (carols) ‘Midnight Mass’ now at 10.00pm, Carols will be sung from 9.30pm Christmas Day Mass 7.30am - quiet Mass, no homily or carols. Mass 9.30am (carols) Mass: 11.15am (carols) There is no evening Mass today

Sunday 18th 6.30pm Carol Service Christmas Eve 4pm Crib Service, 5.30pm Crib Service, 8pm Carols by Candlelight 11.30pm Midnight Communion Christmas Day 8am Eucharist, 10am Christmas Morning Worship

St John The Baptist Church Road

Grace Church Worcester Park Meets in Green

Sunday 18th 6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols Christmas Eve 3pm Children’s Crib Service 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist Christmas Day 8am Said Christmas Eucharist, 9.45am Sung Christmas Eucharist

Christ Church with St Philip Ruskin Drive

Lane Primary School Sunday 11th Family Carols 10am Children come dressed for the nativity story with carols Sunday 18 Traditional Carol Service 10amLessons and carols with Sunday school for the children Wednesday 21st 7pm–8.15pm Carols at The Hamptons Christmas Eve Christingle & Children’s Carols 4pm Christmas Day All Age Christmas Day Service10am

Worcester Park Baptist Church The Avenue Sunday 11th 3.30pm Children’s Christmas Special Sunday 18th 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight Wednesday 21st 7pm–8.15pm Carols at The Hamptons (Bottom of Green Lane) Christmas Day 9.30am – 10.15am Family Service ?

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What’s on The Friends Of Nonsuch - Winter Events All Events will take place in The Stable Block, Service Wing, Nonsuch Mansion, Nonsuch Park Wednesday 2nd & Saturday 5th November - Nonsuch Palace Gallery Open 11am - 4pm (Adults £2.50, Under 16s 50p,FON Members Free) Xmas Day and Boxing Day - Coffee and Mince Pies (with treats for dogs), 7am onwards. Hospitality and friendship offered to all (even if you don't have a dog). Green Lane School,Worcester Park, spectacular fireworks event on Weds 2nd Nov from 5pm with fireworks going up at 6.30pm. There will be food available to buy so come for dinner before the show. Tickets are available on the door and cost £7 adults, £4 children 3-16, under 3s free and £18 for a family of 4. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. On 6 December, from 8pm onwards, The Saucy Kettle in Surbiton will be hosting an evening with some of boxings greatest champions in aid of DEBRA, the national charity which supports individuals and families coping with the genetic painful skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).All tickets must be pre-booked. Entry costs £5. Entry and a delicious Pie and Mash meal from Dee’s Pies costs £12. To book, please contact Hannah Weston. Ring 01344 467 785 or email hannah.weston@debra. org.uk. Come to St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School Christmas Fair on Saturday 3rd December from 1pm-4pm. We are on the London Road. There will be fun, games, face-painting, hand crafted gifts, cakes, shopping opportunities, Father Christmas in his grotto & a surprise Christmas feature!

Why not warm up with a Irish coffee or a mulled wine, mince pie or homemade cakes over some Christmas carols? Try your luck for some fantastic presents/experiences in the silent auction, including a brand new micro-scooter. There is also our legendary bottle tombola and our new chocolate tom bola. See our advert on page 27 for more details. Ho Ho Hope to see you there! In support of the Mayor of Kingston’s Charity Pub Challenge THE BROADWAY BAR, in Tolworth, is delighted to announce one of its exciting Quiz nights on: Saturday 3rd December at 8:00PM (arrival from 7:30pm) Always a fun and friendly night, the quiz will be hosted by two very experienced Quizmasters, with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the Mayor of Kingston’s nominated charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and Born too Soon Bookings are being taken now at £5 per ticket so please call on 0208 399 7698 or 07771 817346 to reserve your seat. You may put together a team of your own or enter as individuals and we will create a team for you. The Rose Theatre Box Office: 08444 821556 (bkg fee) www.rosetheatrekingston. org (bkg fee) The Snow Queen Fri 2 Dec 2011 – Sun 8 Jan 2012 Morning, matinee & evening performances - see the website for individual dates and performance times Tickets: £8-26 Family Ticket: £70 (2 adults, 2 children) The Snow Queen is a beautiful and popular fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson and perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Kai and Gerda are best friends who do everything together, until one cold night when Kai is whisked away by the evil snow queen to her icy palace far away. Can Gerda save Kai in time? Join her on this magical journey through rivers, forests and snow to find out.

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A real proper Christmas Tree by Pippa Greenwood I have to admit it: I LOVE Christmas… and if there is one part of it I’d hate to do without, it’s a Christmas tree. No, I don’t mean a tinsley one or trendy black or brown one… I mean a tree complete with needles and ideally that wonderful aroma that only a real, proper Christmas tree can bring. If you’re worried that real trees are not good for the planet, don’t forget that a British grown tree is most definitely not an ecological disaster zone – if you think about it, they’re a crop plant rather like a field of wheat except that they are generally given less fertiliser and fewer chemicals than many more run of the mill crop plants. So go on, make sure you buy one this Christmas! There are a few things you ought to think about before you buy your tree, faced with rows of different types at often very varying prices. It can be really daunting, so have a read of my guide to real Christmas trees: The Norway spruce (Picea abies) is the traditional tree, my favourite but perhaps not a favourite if you are more house proud. It has gorgeous dark green pointed needles and that unmistakable aroma but sadly it is the most likely to drop its needles. Having said that, if you treat it well, it won’t perform that badly and you can enjoy the lowest cost of the real trees. The Scots pine is now a regular option as a Christmas tree, with its long paired blue-green needles it’s quite distinctive. The needles are fairly densely packed on the branches and they also hold quite well. The Serbian Spruce (Picea omorica) has long been the favourite festive tree in central Europe, as it’s good looking and has good needle holding… but of course no Christmas-tree smell! The Nordman fir (Abies nordmanniana) has become increasingly popular in recent years, with its shiny green needles being almost impossible to shift, so certainly a good choice for those who hate any mess. The Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) is less regularly

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available, but the combination of its good looks and needle holding capacity make it well worth considering. So, you’ve been persuaded to take the plunge, I hope? But how do you make sure you buy the best tree of the type you’ve decided on? And how do you help it keep its needles and its gorgeous appearance for as long as possible? It’s important not to buy a real tree too early as the longer they hang around after they’ve been cut, the more likely they are to go downhill. I always try to buy a tree produced by a member of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association – the BCTGA logo should be on the tree or clearly displayed nearby. Take a bit of time to choose the tree – check that it has a good, full shape and that its not too gappy or lopsided (or if it has the leans make sure that this will be hidden when the tree is in your house). Check the needles - they need to be glossy (for those varieties where this is a characteristic) and the correct colour for the type of tree you’ve chosen. They also need to be free from pests and diseases - basically anything yellowed or inclined to shed, or with white fluffy bits should be avoided at all costs. Never buy a tree that has already been netted as this makes it a real lucky dip situation. If you do buy one quite early then the most important thing is to keep it outside - just re-cut the end of the trunk (yes, its time to dig out your DIY saw) and put the tree in a bucket of water in a sheltered spot outside. If it was in a net when you bought it, remove this as it’s important to have air circulating around the needles. When you bring the tree inside, try to avoid putting

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Beauty & Health

Care

Car maintenance & repair Shannon Corner Service Centre 6

Children

Baby Signing 47 Tick Tock 46 Rascals 46 Sunny Signers 47

Cleaning services

Crystal Clean Ovens 33 Ovens2New 48

Food & Drink

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Home, gardening, decorating

AC Gardening 16 Craftwerk Carpentry & decorating 28 Cypress (Garden Services 11 Elegant Curtains 37 Emerald Plastering 47 Garden Plan 36 Golden Thread 13 Robinson & Son painters & decorators 53 RJ Trees 43 TSD Building 5

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Pets services

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Printing

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Fresh Printing 18 Mr Ink 11

Private Car Hire

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Property

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Sport and Leisure

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Hook Swim School 47 Kingston Shopping 25 King George Indoor Bowls Club 10 Protegem 28 Stagecoach 27 Starstruck Dance Academy 17 Zumba Fitness 35

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