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People 6 TONIA COUCH AND SARAH BARROW A girly chat with the Olympic divers
10 DAWN FRENCH
Health & Beauty
24 DAD DESERVES IT
56 VIEW TO A THRILL
Great gifts for Father’s Day
A peek inside Ocean Crescent
25 READY FOR SUMMER Prepare your bikini body
28 LET IT LOOSE
60 DUBAI’S SECRETS
Summer hair trends
Our expert’s view
30 BIGGEST LOSERS
Food & Drink
How they shed the pounds
32 SPARKLING IDEAS Our pick of the jewels
Coming home with first-ever solo show
12 NATALIE WOOLDRIDGE
34 JUST CHECKING Fashion goes boxy
My secrets to business success
13 LE NAVET BETE Boys are just clowning around
36 ACTIVE KIDS
Fashion 17 STYLE TO TAKE AWAY Fashion picks for a picnic
20 ARTY PRINTS
COVER: Dawn French
69 SUMMER WINES
70 ON THE WATER
47 HOTEL ENDSLEIGH The Inspector’s hotel
49 FLORAL INSPIRATION Interiors in bloom
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Six of the best venues
39 TOO LOVELY
44 GOING NAUTICAL
67 AFTERNOON TEA
Out & About
Take your home to the beach
River Cottage’s Joe Draper
Homes & Gardens
A natural artist
Style on a budget
64 MEET THE CHEF
Yannick’s pick of the month
40 CHERI HUNSTON
22 CHARITY SHOP CHIC
Forage for food
Get out and about with the family
You’ll dig our garden gadgets
A brush with bright designs
63 GO WILD
50 SECRET GARDEN
Messing about in boats
72 A DAY TO BE PROUD Armed Forces Day
73 BLUES MAN An eye for music
74 ELZABETHAN SPLENDOUR A garden glory
75 TOP 6 EVENTS THIS MONTH What’s happening in June?
A Sparkwell surprise
52 JUNE GARDENING TIPS
76 SOCIAL DIARY
What to do this month
The best events in the city
54 KEEP IT SIMPLE Low-maintenance ideas for outside PL MAG | 3 | MAY 2014
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Stage is set for a hot month
laming June. It’s a fantastic month and what better place to enjoy it than here in Plymouth? Whatever the weather outside, you’ll be feeling the heat of the summer in the pages of our June magazine. It’s a delight to have Plymouth’s own Dawn French gracing our magazine. She’s back in town later this month and her audience at the Theatre Royal are assured a really good laugh. But the comedy doesn’t end there. Writer Emily Smith met the crazy guys who make up Le Navet Bete and found out how they turned clowning around at Plymouth University into a career. And she also had a giggle with divers Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow who took time out of their training for a chat – and a fantastic photoshoot. Our fashion pages are about fun in the sun. Look stylish on a picnic with the latest looks from Bibi and Mac and rock the latest tribal prints. Or follow our tips for great vintage style on a budget. But flaming June isn’t all fun. That glorious garden of yours needs a little help to be a gem. Read our tips on what to do this month and how to make maintenance as easy as possible. One of the best things about June is the arrival of the first seasonal food. Louise Daniel met the chef at the River Cottage Canteen to find out how they make the most of what’s on offer. And she also donned wellies to go and find some food for herself. Find out how she got on in her feature on foraging. And we’re celebrating a good old English tradition. Afternoon tea has had a bit of a renaissance and frankly we’re delighted! Find out our pick of the teatime hotspots in the food pages. Thanks to the many people who have made this month’s magazine possible. It’s great that you all love PL as much as we do!
Dawn French is back in town and her audience at the Theatre Royal are assured a good laugh - CLARE JARDINE
Clare Jardine – PL Magazine
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Divers making a splash BRITAIN’S NUMBER ONE DIVING DUO TONIA COUCH AND SARAH BARROW ARE PLYMOUTH BORN AND BRED. BUT AFTER TRAVELLING MOST OF THE WORLD, BOTH ARE HAPPY TO KEEP THEIR FEET FIRMLY ON DEVON SOIL. EMILY SMITH JOINED THEM FOR A GIRLY NATTER
PHOTOGRAPHER: Emma Barrow, www. emma-barrow.com MODELS: Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch HAIRSTYLIST/ MAKE UP ARTIST: Tracie Gunningham, www.envymyhair.co.uk HAIRSTYLIST: Rachel Ackland, www. envymyhair.co.uk GENERAL HAIRSTYLIST/ PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT: Rhianne Cawse, www. envymyhair.co.uk LOCATION: Virgin Active, Devonshire Health and Racquet Club
onia Couch and Sarah Barrow are the UK’s Wednesday is our middle day so we come in at ten to number one synchro pairing - and the best of one. Saturday we start at 9 and finish at 11am but the friends. first bit of each session, an hour or an hour and a half, They met when they were both seven years old at a is gym work. Then we go into the pool. Tuesday and local gymnastic club. Soon they transferred their talents Thursdays in the afternoon we do gym, pool and then to diving and now compete all over the world as a pair. gym again because of the timings of the pool.” When they are standing together at the top of a The girls have a real bond - not only as a sports 10-metre diving board, it’s hard to comprehend how duo but as friends. they get the courage to dive into the water below. “We are always together, we spend a lot of time “It’s easier when you’re young - you don’t have the with each other at competitions and when we’re at fear and in time you get used to it. You scream all the way home, we have a similar group of friends so we see down but you do it. If someone told me to learn a new each other outside as well,” says Sarah. dive now, then I don’t think I Although Sarah and could do it,” says Tonia. Tonia are winning medals “It’s a different feeling all over the world for their when you are older. When 10 metre synchronised you’re a kid you just do it, you dives it was almost a get a different adrenaline and touch of fate that brought you don’t think about it too the two together. much,” adds Sarah. “No, it wasn’t our coach TONIA COUCH The synchro pair took a who decided we should silver medal at the Diving dive together – both of us World Series in April. They won silver at last year’s had other synchro partners and they both got injured European Diving Championships and finished fifth in so we accidentally got together and it ended up being the London 2012 Olympics. really good,” Tonia confesses. The girls train six days a week and have their hearts Tom Daley has remained close friends with Tonia set firmly on going to the next Olympic Games in Rio. since training together as young children. Tonia Sarah explains: “We start at 10.45 in the morning explains that without Daley the audiences who come and finish at 1pm and then we come in again at out to watch the girls perform wouldn’t be half as big. 4.15pm and finish at 6.30pm. “We would not have had that crowd at the London “We do that Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Olympics if it wasn’t for him.
‘When you’re a kid you just do it. You scream all the way down but you do it’ -
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‘I tie my medals on a curtain rail. I have been telling Tonia for so long she needs to do that!’ - SARAH BARROW “Ten years ago there would be just your family there and now it’s people who don’t even know us,” says Tonia. The girls aged 24 and 25 years old have already achieved so much, both are keen to stay in Plymouth after they finish and Sarah has even started work on a writing career, doing blogs for Sky Sports. Both have many medals under their belts and Tonia makes me laugh by confessing she still keeps hers in a drawer. Sarah – “I tie mine on a curtain rail. I have been telling Tonia for so long she needs to do that.” Tonia - “I have been meaning to for so long. You need to come and do it for me! I open the drawer and I’m just like ‘ahhh’.” A perfect evening for Tonia is relaxing at home with a Chinese takeaway while Sarah’s favourite restaurant is Lorenzo’s. For the time being though, the pair are busy competing in the last two World Series and training for the Commonwealth Games. With such good-natured humour, a great ability to talk openly and brilliant skills on the board, this pair is all set to go far. PL MAGAZINE | 8 | JUNE 2014
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PEOPLE IN THE BBC COMEDY SEX AND CHOCOLATE
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‘I can’t categorise what it is, but it’s somewhere between a monologue, a play, and an autobiographical slide show with a few funnies thrown in’ - DAWN FRENCH
Our first lady of fun PLYMOUTH’S OWN FUNNY LADY DAWN FRENCH IS APPEARING AT THE THEATRE ROYAL AS PART OF HER FIRST-EVER SOLO TOUR. RACHAEL DODD FINDS OUT WHY THE ACTRESS AND COMEDIAN IS SO EXCITED ABOUT THE SHOW
fter five years away from the stage, much-loved comedy legend Dawn French is embarking on her first-ever solo tour, based on her life and career, called 30 Million Minutes. The show will consist of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn looks at the various lessons life has taught her, and the things she knows for sure. Dawn said: “I’m sick with excitement about this solo tour. I am enjoying the fact I can’t categorise exactly what it is, but it’s somewhere between a monologue, a play, and an autobiographical slide show with a few funnies thrown in.” She also spoke highly of the show’s director Michael Grandage: “At last, I have one of my three genie wishes granted, which is that I finally get to work with Michael Grandage. “The other two wishes are as yet unfulfilled. They are secret obviously, but suffice to say, one is about Barack Obama in Speedos...” She claims to have misguidedly spent her whole life vigorously attempting to be a fully-functioning
female human, grappling with an extraordinary lack of willpower, combined with an enviable knack for nosey parking and showing off. Dawn has a lifelong connection to Plymouth. Born to a true Janner family, she spent her school days in the city and now she is married to Mark Bignell, the chief executive of Plymouth rehabilitation charity Hamoaze House. The BAFTA-winning comedian was educated at St Dunstan’s Abbey Boarding School, now Plymouth College. In 1977 she attended the London Central School of Speech and Drama, where she met and befriended Jennifer Saunders. They went on to collaborate for more than 30 years. Dawn’s career is filled with film, stage and television work, including Vicar Of Dibley, Lark Rise To Candleford, Psychoville, Jam And Jerusalem, Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, and Coraline to name a few. You’re advised to book now for the Plymouth show because Dawn insists it won’t be long before she is far too doolally to perform it!
AS THE VICAR OF DIBLEY
30 Million Minutes comes to the Theatre Royal Plymouth on June 29.
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Natalie’s taking care of business
THE HERALD’S YOUNG BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR TALKS TO RACHAEL DODD
ife is a balancing act for Natalie Wooldridge. Her career progression is nothing short of meteoric. At just 30 years old she is a director at fastgrowing engineering firm MGB Group, mum to an 18-month-old boy, Jude, and now young business person of the year. So, how does she do it? “Being a working mum has its challenges every day and I feel guilty for not spending every moment with my son. However I love my job and am passionate about doing a good job and being a good influence for my children.
“I started to review my tasks in work so that I could make every minute as effective as possible. “I would go into work early if I knew I was going to have a busy day so that I could still leave work at a reasonable time to spend a few hours with my son in the evening before he went bed. “At home, I have now set myself a rule and that I only work on my laptop at home when Jude is napping or of an evening when he is in bed. “I am keen to play an active role in the community and keep in touch with the industry that we work within. I am a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), I play an active role in the Plymouth Manufacturers Group and sit on the City College Plymouth Employers Advisory Board. “I am passionate about apprenticeships and my next challenge is to encourage more females into engineering!” Natalie began her career at MGB ten years ago as a HR assistant before rising through the ranks. Her full job title is now director of resourcing, operations and continuous improvement. Soon to be a mum for the second time, Natalie has now been a director since September and says she is enjoying the role. The Herald Business Awards held great success for MGB and a huge surprise for Natalie who won Young Businessperson of the Year. “I was delighted to win. I celebrated with orange juice as I can’t have anything to drink now!”
FOLLOW NATALIE’S TEN STEPS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD IN YOUR CAREER:
Make sure you enjoy your job Set yourself a goal and don’t stop until you achieve it Try and maintain an appropriate work-life balance Treat others how you would expect to be treated and act with honesty and integrity Stand up for what you believe in Be willing and motivated to continuously learn and take on new challenges Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice Always strive for more Organise your time as efficiently as possible Listen to others and be approachable
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‘We’re just four idiots!’ W THEM! EMILY SMITH MEETS THEY’RE CLOWNS – BUT NOT AS WE KNO IUS TO TERRIFYING HEIGHTS…. FOUR FUNNY GUYS WHO TAKE COMIC GEN
fter a brief conversation on Twitter about wearing red noses and clown shoes, I was slightly worried about how my interview with Le Navet Bete was going to go. However, I had no reason to be worried. Le Navet Bete are a group of four clowns, all male, who studied at Plymouth University and have gone from strength to strength since making a name for themselves in the ocean city. Contrary to what some may think about the theatre group when hearing their name, they are not a serious French company but rather a silly bunch of five guys made up of Matt Freeman, Alex Dunn, Nick Bunt, Dan Bianchi and a technical member Alex White. “Our name means the stupid or the daft turnip. It’s not a great translation so what might happen is you may end up with something in French that is the turnip beast or the stupid beast,” Matt confesses. “It’s the first hit on Google. It makes us sound international and really clever, it turns out we’re not, we’re just four idiots!” Le Navet Bete have recently toured their new show Extravaganza and will be returning at Christmas for yet another performance at the Barbican Theatre. “The audience in Plymouth are mainly non-theatre goers. The bulk of that crowd are not people who go to the theatre every week but they come and see us. “We’re really excited by our Christmas show – there is no reason for us not to keep going back. We’re big fans of Plymouth,” Alex explains. For anyone who hasn’t seen a Le Navet Bete performance then expect high energy, jokes close to
the edge of being unacceptable, very little clothing and a real bond between four great friends. “We tend to play on the edge of our shows being acceptable for everyone. It’s a really sensitive line and if you go too fair then you lose everyone. We play to the line where there are some things that go over the kids’ heads and the adults go, ‘oh my God, I can’t believe they did that’,” Matt tells me.
‘We had this fake arm and we dipped the fingers in salsa’ - MATT FREEMAN Although clowning around was at a minimum during our chat I could see the connection between the foursome and suspected that lots of tricks were played on tour. Matt – “That salsa thing wasn’t funny the other day.”
Alex – “That was hilarious! Matt was asleep in the van and we had this fake arm and we dipped the fingers in salsa and rubbed it over Matt’s lips. “We did it three times before he woke up screaming and spitting everywhere!” Le Navet Bete are a brilliant group of four very talented men who are regularly welcomed back to perform in Plymouth and continually offer their audiences something new. “Our shows are all about development. We can start off with something as crazy as we want to do a rollerblade disco and then that idea goes in between five people for so long that it comes out totally different. “That’s how all our theatre grows,” Alex explains. Le Navet Bete will be returning to Plymouth to perform their Christmas show at the Barbican Theatre. Check the Barbican Theatre website for more details.
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une is all about sunshine and showers, strawberries and cream – time to start thinking ahead to hazy days and the romance of al fresco fun. The temperature may be unpredictable but one thing is for sure – small and sweet strawberries topped with lashings of cream are as British as you can get. Fashion doesn’t wait for weather so forget about it this June and head out in relaxed linens, bold prints, lush acid greens, broderie Anglaise, natural sand colours, floaty tops, cashmere accessorised with stylish straw hats and voluminous bags. Warm up your June with inspirational themes that tap into vintage and retro, key catwalk concepts and with room to put your own personal statement on the summer. Look to straw baskets filled with tempting summer treats served on eclectic, mismatched crockery; add a few friends and some stunning summer styles and you have all the ingredients for a classic British picnic. PL MAGAZINE | 19 | JUNE 2014
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“I wanted to go for an LA gangster look and was inspired by Nancy Sinatra and Lana Del Rey. I saw some hats and then the jumpsuit and just went for it”
Vintage style on a budget HOW TO GET THE LOOK – WITHOUT FLASHING THE CASH
FIVE TIPS FOR CHARITY SHOPPING KNOW YOUR STUFF: Surf the net, swot up on current trends and have an eye on celebrities and catwalk style. KEEP AN OPEN MIND: Some things never go out of fashion – a wellcut suit or statement blouse can be altered or updated for little cost. CHECK: Buttons and zips may be missing or broken but are easily replaced. You could always change buttons or add detail to put your own stamp on a garment. TRY IT ON: Vintage clothes in particular are not always standard size – don’t be caught out. HAVE FUN: Go along with a friend and try items you wouldn’t usually consider.
Victoria Parnell THE LOOK Glamorous mob wife and flapper glam
“I really like styling and enjoyed rummaging through the amazing second-hand clothes. You never know what you are going to get in a charity shop”
MODEL: Rosie Daniel MAKE UP: Lena Key, Mac House of Fraser, Plymouth LOCATION: Bread and Roses, Ebrington Street
ou don’t have to spend a fortune to look great. PL Magazine sought the styling expertise of Plymouth College of Art fashion students Victoria Parnell, Charlotte Stocker and Jessica Vincent to create stylish looks from the rails of a Plymouth charity shop. High-street charity shops are a mine of designer and vintage clothing, giving you the chance to embrace this summer’s trends and not break the bank. At its heart fashion is revisionist – taking the best ideas from previous generations’ style and reworking or reinventing them to create clothes that feel fresh, modern and up to date. Plymouth College of Art fashion students are the new vanguard on the cusp of moving into the competitive world of fashion. So we set them the challenge of using only charityshop clothes from St Luke’s Charity Shop on Ebrington Street – well-known for its quirky and vintage clothing – to style stunning outfits that are the essence of style and sophistication and won’t break the bank.
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“I was inspired by the spring and the pastel colours you get”
“It’s easy to pick out clothes in charity shops that are interesting”
THE LOOK Pastel rockabilly and tribal neon
THE LOOK 70s glamour and boho funk
“I worked with the clothes, picked them out and then found the stuff to go with them. I had no clear vision and was led by the clothes”
“I enjoyed picking the outfits and seeing how they all come together in the end – the image of them comes to life when the model wears them and makes the fashion lived in”
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There are a number of ways to tame your brows. Tweezing is good for keeping them in shape but to create the magical arch you could try waxing, threading or high definition brows at a salon.
NAILS In the hot weather you may want to wear the bare minimum of make-up and a coloured nail varnish on your hands and feet could brighten up your outfit, so pick out a nice shade to take with you or book yourself in beforehand for a manicure or pedicure.
Don’t forget about your lips as there are many coloured lipsticks and balms which offer SPF protection while you’re away and prepare with a lip scrub pre-holiday.
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PRE-HOLIDAY PREPARATION IS KEY TO ENSURE YOU CAN ADD THE WOW FEATURE TO YOUR BEACH DEBUT. GILLIAN ADAMS SHARES SOME TIPS
Plan ahead and get you hair cut about two weeks before you go. This will allow the style to settle. Also invest in moisturising shampoo or conditioner and if you’re planning to swim a lot then take a swim spray with you and apply it each morning for hair protection.
If you’re ready to run down the beach Baywatch style then you may also want to think about hair removal. Waxing should be done about a week before your holiday and most beauty salons offer a range of services to ensure you can have silky smooth and hair free skin.
Regular exfoliation will get rid of dead skin cells and keep your skin soft and glowing. It also aids in the absorption of moisturiser which is important to keep your skin hydrated. For summer and warmer climates you’ll need a light moisturiser which allows your skin to breathe. Get into a regular routine before you go so your skin is in tip top condition for showing off at the beach. Remember to pack sun tan lotion and after sun to keep your skin protected and hydrated.
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Beating cellulite for summer SKINCARE EXPERT JILL ZANDER, OF THE JILL ZANDER SKIN REJUVENATION CLINIC, HAS BEEN TREATING CELLULITE FOR YEARS AND KNOWS ALL THE INSIDER TRICKS FOR DIMINISHING THE ORANGE-PEEL EFFECT
ay a little dedicated attention to your dimply bits and you can improve the appearance of cellulite before you reunite with your bikini. Grab a mirror and inspect your dimples under a harsh light to suss out your cellulite. There are three different types, according to Zander: “Adipose cellulite is a firm cellulite with orange-peel effect on loose skin, oedematous cellulite is caused by fluid retention with ‘soft’ cellulite often on loose skin, and fibrotic cellulite is hard, compact cellulite with orange-peel effect.”
Supercharge your potions: Following exercise, your metabolism and your blood circulation are stimulated and the products you apply will be better absorbed, helping to activate the cellulite-fighting ingredients. DIY dispertion: Paying your cellulite regular attention can really pay off in the long run with dry body brushing, thorough massage and contouring scrubs all making a difference.
‘Paying your cellulite regular attention can really pay off in the long run’
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Move your body: Running, swimming and brisk walking are the best forms of exercises for increasing blood circulation and loosening the fat tissues from those hard-to-budge areas. CAUDALIE CRUSHED CABE RNET SCRUB, £21.50, UK.CAUDALIE.COM PL MAGAZINE | 26 | JUNE 2014
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• Try applying a moisturising serum containing hyaluronic acid – a fabulous moisture binder. • Use a good body cream, paying attention to any dry patches and the decolletage. • During the flight, avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water to keep the skin well hydrated.
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MANNAMEAD HAIR: Blonde hair by Sue Beesley Brunette hair by Samantha James
Cool looks for a hot summer IT’S THE SEASON TO SHRUG OFF THE DULL WINTER HAIR BLUES AND SAY HELLO TO SUNSHINE SUMMER TRENDS. SO MAKE A FRESH START, CHANGE YOUR STYLE, RAMP UP THE COLOUR AND EMBRACE SOMETHING NEW. LOUISE DANIEL FINDS OUT MORE
t’s time to refresh and reinvigorate your look and head out groomed and brimming with confidence. Short, long or somewhere in between hair is our crowning glory. We’ve all had one of those days – where a hat (or paper bag) is preferable to the frizzy, lank or uncontrollable mess that sits on top of our heads. A disastrous do really can KELLY LIDSTONE mean the difference between a good and bad day, leaving us less than confident and more than a little grumpy. Stepping out with hair confidence takes practice and preparation – more so with a special occasion on the horizon. Kelly Lidstone of Mannamead Hair offered her expertise and top tips for making your hair look beautiful this summer.
‘If you are not sure about what suits you, a good hairdresser should offer advice and a full consultation’ -
“The key to beautiful hair is preparation, even before you get to the salon. Eating well and drinking water nourishes and hydrates your hair as much as your skin. “Getting a good cut and treating yourself to a luxury hair treatment can also do wonders for unmanageable hair, giving us hairdressers a lovely base to work from.” Messy mermaid waves, deconstructed quiffs and sleek low ponytails are hot news this summer and achievable with a little effort at home. These stand-out styles can be combined and glammed up in a salon to achieve this season’s key romantic looks for parties, balls and special occasions. “Summer’s key trends are all about relaxed styles. But if you are going to a formal event – after all, the summer is packed with parties and weddings – you need something that is more constructed.” Kelly said: “You can use trends as a base for something more elegant and glamorous giving that softer, more romantic edge seen on catwalks for summer.”
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HEALTH & BEAUTY SARAH JESSICA PARKER
KEY SUMMER TRENDS & THE CELEBS HEAVY FRINGE The USA calls them bangs and a block cut fringe certainly packs a punch and adds a contemporary yet timeless quality to a look. Think Claudia Winkleman from the Great British Sewing Bee. MERMAID WAVES Perennial favourite that adds a romantic beach babe vibe. Think Sarah Jessica Parker. PIXIE CUT Not for the faint hearted but super chic. Update with an undercut (close shave) and you’re on your way to Miley Cyrus. Think Anne Hathaway post Les Mis.
ROMANTIC PLAIT A loose and pulled version of the traditional plait. Everyone from Eva Longoria to Kate Hudson has been seen with this easy-to-wear dreamy do. THE CLAVICUT A mid-length bob cut just below the shoulder. Versatile and very up-do or downdoable. DECONSTRUCTED QUIFF Softer and looser than last year’s rockabilly version. Adds height and romance to mid-length or long hair.
SLEEK LOW PONYTAIL Create an elegant side sweep and tie at the nape of the neck for a sleek and elegant day-to-night look. WINDSWEPT UP-DO Forget donuts and gallons of hairspray. Simple securing with bobby pins and strands of hair falling around the face is relaxed and refined.
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So happy to be the city’s biggest losers BECKY BOWEN AND CHARLOTTE GREGORY HAVE JUST COMPLETED EIGHT GRUELLING WEEKS OF EXERCISE AND DIET AS PART OF THE PLYMOUTH’S BIGGEST LOSER COMPETITION. TO SHOW OFF THE AMAZING RESULTS PL MAGAZINE INVITED THEM TO TAKE PART IN THIS GLAMOROUS PHOTOSHOOT
CHARLOTTE IN TRAINING
‘I haven’t worn a dress since I was about 17 so it was really lovely to get pampered’ - BECKY MAXWELL
BECKY BURNS THE CALORIES
fter shedding an incredible five stone between them, Becky Bowen and Charlotte Gregory certainly deserved to be rewarded with a little pampering. The two girls have made significant changes to their lifestyles since embarking on the tough regime of the Biggest Loser competition. The PL team decided the two competition winners really deserved a treat. So we arranged for their hair and make-up to be styled by Lise and Ellie at Experience Utopia before a glamorous afternoon shooting photos at Boringdon Hall. The girls are pictured modelling the latest trends from Evans, currently stocking an abundance of glamorous dresses and summer outfits for plus-size females. Becky, mother of two-year-old Maxwell, was the overall winner of the eight-week competition and lost an amazing three stone and three pounds. “I’m happy all the time now and full of energy,” she said. “I haven’t worn a dress since I was about 17 so it was really lovely to get pampered. The last few weeks we have just been living in our gym clothes so it was nice to get out of them. “I used to hate having my photograph taken and always hated full-length pictures – it was really nervewracking at first being the model but I put my faith in the photographer and got better nearer the end.” Plymouth University student Charlotte Gregory lost a total of two stone and two pounds and was the winner in Team Fit Bootcamp. She said: “It hasn’t just changed my life – it’s saved it. “It was amazing to have all my hair and make-up done for the shoot and not have it tied back and sweaty as it was for most of the eight weeks of the competition. “I never used to get in front of the camera before the Biggest Loser competition and wouldn’t look at any photos of myself. “It was nice having Becky there too as it didn’t feel so intimidating. I hope to be pleased with the photos and I will make sure I look at these ones!”
PHOTOGRAPHER – JOHN ALLEN VENUE – BORINGDON HALL, PLYMPTON HAIR AND MAKE-UP - LISE AND ELLIE AT EXPERIENCE UTOPIA, MAYFLOWER STREET, PLYMOUTH FASHION – EVANS, 10 NEW GEORGE STREET, PLYMOUTH WWW.EVANS.CO.UK
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A touch of elegance GILLIAN ADAMS LOOKS AT SOME GORGEOUS GEMSTONE PIECES FROM PLYMOUTH JEWELLERS
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f stripes feel too straight and you’re not dotty about spots, checks are the prints you need to, er, check out this season. While tartan and plaid are big in winter, gingham and madras checks pack a punch in lightweight fabrics for high summer. Whether it’s monochrome, pastels or brights, checks add instant personality to your outfit. Their versatility means that you can go subtle with micro-checks or uber-bold with the loudest dimensions. Find your square route with this summer’s hottest graphic prints.
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Active Kids! STRUGGLING TO GET YOUR CHILDREN ACTIVE? TRY INJECTING A LITTLE FUN INTO EXERCISE. HERE’S OUR GUIDE TO THE MOST EXCITING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Tree Surfing Go Ape near Exeter and The Tamar Centre at Gulworthy near Tavistock offer tree-surfing activities for the whole family. Climb fifty feet into the forest canopy and then traverse the tree tops on zip lines and rope bridges for an adrenalin buzz guaranteed to make you smile... or scream. All tree surfers are fitted with safety harnesses so there’s no danger of falling to your doom. Again, there is a minimum age of eight but there’s usually no upper age limit so why not get some brave grandparents involved too!
Zorbing Even the most reluctant of children will find it very difficult to refuse zorbing. Take a giant inflatable sphere, climb inside, buckle in and roll down a large hill. Even better, get the washing machine experience and have them chuck some water in their with you. You and the kids will emerge grinning from ear to ear and squeaky clean too. Devon’s nearest Zorb centre is in Barnstaple at Zorb Ball Devon, it’s best to book in advance. There is a minimum height of 4ft 10” so younger tots will just have to look on with glee as their older siblings defy the laws of physics. PL MAGAZINE | 36 | JUNE 2014
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Paintballing Paintballing is a great example of keeping active by accident. You and the kids will be having so much fun dodging muck and pellets you won’t notice you’re actually exercising. Sneaky! You’ll be kitted up with safety gear, including a helmet and protective overalls and eyewear and, of course, a paint gun. Divide and conquer in teams or turn renegade and go it alone as you hunt your enemy down and paint them in pretty colours. There is a minimum age for most paintballing sites of 12 years. There are several paintballing sites near Plymouth including Delta Force near Sparkwell and Go Ballisitic at Exeter.
Dry ski slopes and tobogganing Most Plymouth locals will have spied the ski slopes from the motorway. The centre offers beginners’ lessons in skiing and snowboarding as well as sno-tubing and tobogganing. Sno-tubing involves sitting in a large rubber doughnut and flying down the intermediate ski slope in it. The toboggan run is an exhilarating 650 metres of twisting, turning and altitude-dropping fun while sat on what resembles a reinforced tea trays.
Treasure hunts A treasure hunt for the digital age that’s perfect for families; geocaching. More than six-million people worldwide are already involved and all you need to play is a GPS enabled device. Various caches (small containers, usually holding a visitors ‘logbook and a ‘treasure’ of some kind) are hidden across the world and beyond. There are 25,000 of them in Devon alone. Log on to a website like www.geocaching.com and download the geocache app. It will show you local caches, a clue to find them and their approximate area. Now all you have to do is go out and search for them. The only rules for geocaching are that you log your visit on the paper included, replace the treasure you take with a small gift of greater or equal value and most importantly put it back for others to enjoy. PL MAGAZINE | 37 | JUNE 2014
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A closer look at the fine details JAYNE FREER MEETS AN ARTIST WHO IS DEFYING A DEGENERATIVE EYE CONDITION TO PRODUCE INCREDIBLY INTRICATE INK DRAWINGS
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ne misplaced stroke and it’s game over, the image is changed for good. At best it can be salvaged, at worst it’s destined for the bin. The detail behind Cheri Hunston’s work is so intricate you could almost imagine the inky characters bursting to life. It is this fairytale and fantasy that the 44-year-old artist hopes to create. She said: “I want to share how I see animals and recreate the pleasure that nature gives me. I want the art to create the beginnings of a story in the viewer’s mind. I use ink because I like its vibrancy, but it’s probably the most unforgiving medium because it stains instantly. If you make a mistake you have to adapt the picture or start again.” From a glint in the eye to a tilt of the ear, attention to detail counts. A self-confessed perfectionist, each subject is thoroughly researched before pen touches paper – and she isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty doing so. “If I find a dead animal, if it’s not too gory, I will take photos and explore how the wings spread or feel the fur. It’s about getting to know the way limbs move, bone and muscle structure, the texture of fur and the way it lays.” Cheri, of Yealmpton, on the outskirts of Plymouth, has an artistic background – her mother painted in oils, her father was a calligrapher and bookbinder. “There was always art paraphernalia around the house. After leaving home, if I didn’t have any art materials I would work with nail varnish, gloss paint, emulsion, lipstick – anything I could get my hands on.”
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In 2010 Cheri was diagnosed with the rare, degenerative and potentially blinding eye disorder Pars Plantis, and Vitreous detachment. That, combined with her mother’s death in a road accident, saw her quit teaching English to become a full-time artist. “It puts a different perspective on life when you have an illness or someone dies. It reminds you that life is not a rehearsal. The prognosis is good now that I’m being treated, but how long that will last, I don’t know. “You’ve got to seize life by the throat and to try and live your dreams.” You can watch a video of Cheri at work on www.artframesolution.co.uk/cheri-hunston-illustrator. html
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The perfect nursery for your little nippers! Little Nippers Childcare is a new nursery offering quality childcare located near the Ridgeway, in the heart of Plympton.
We open 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year and offer competitively priced sessions, including free government-funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Our ﬁrst Ofsted report, dating from May 2013, identiﬁed us as GOOD and praised the quality of childcare on offer.
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Coastal style is on the horizon
PL MAGAZINE HAS BEEN BEACHCOMBING FOR SEASIDE STYLE SOLUTIONS AND SEASHORE TREASURES TO DECK OUT YOUR ROOMS
ho says summer can’t last forever? You’re guaranteed blue skies whatever the weather if you get on board with coastal chic, which summons up pleasing thoughts of holidays, sandy beaches and relaxed living, no matter what the time of year. While the look never sails out of fashion, it does need refreshing, or it could end up looking as limp as last year’s seaweed. This year, it can still be interpreted as a jaunty nautical navy and white pastiche, but if that’s too predictable and you fear it won’t look appropriate in the colder winter months, there are more subtle takes. You can adapt the style using predominantly washedout blues for a kick-off-your-shoes beach-hut vibe, or opt for sandy neutrals, characteristic of luxury beach houses in foreign climes. “Coastal schemes should be relaxed and informal, giving the impression of salty air and sandy feet, even if you live in the city,” says David Collinge, managing director at Ian Mankin, specialists in natural and organic fabrics and wallcoverings.
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HOMES & GARDENS
Chance to inspect the Inspectors OLGA POLIZZI IS FAMOUS AS TV’S HOTEL INSPECTOR BUT WHAT IS IT LIKE INSIDE HER FAMILY’S HOTEL? EMILY SMITH FINDS OUT
et within 108 acres of woodland, along a stretch of the River Tamar in Milton Abbot, Hotel Endsleigh has seen many owners over the years. The latest is Olga Polizzi, mother of Channel 4’s Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi, who have between them carefully restored the house and garden of the Grade I listed property. The first stone was laid at Endsleigh in 1812 by Georgina, Duchess of Bedford. The Bedford family owned a third of Devon and decided Milton Abott was the prettiest place in the county to build their house. The hotel was originally designed by Jeffry Wyatt for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1811, surrounded by beautiful gardens, follies and grottos, created by Humphry Repton in 1814. The Duke chose this spot of enchanting beauty for his fishing and hunting lodge. Hotel Endsleigh is today one of the most important regency country houses remaining. Olga Polizzi bought the hotel in 2004 for daughter Alex who instantly fell madly in love with the property and the unique and unspoilt setting. Alex and Olga have carefully restored the hotel to the spirit of its regency history.
Almost all of the 16 bedrooms have magnificent views of the gardens, the River Tamar and beyond across Devon, and are all individually designed. Rooms five and eight still showcase original hand-painted wallpaper and stunning marble bathrooms. Room eight is steeped in history since Queen Victoria once stayed there.
The 108 acres are maintained by four gardeners who work hard to protect the woodland and prune the flowers. The River Tamar runs through the gardens and
the building caters for fishermen with wellies and antique hooks for wet coats. The Duke of Bedford was a passionate fisherman and brought his estate manager and agricultural labourers from his estate in Scotland to create croys in the river, for the purpose of creating a salmon river. Humphry Repton was hired to design the gardens. The hotel is a member of the Endsleigh Fishing Club and guests can fish along eight miles of the best salmon and sea trout river in England. Little touches inside the hotel include the ‘E’s embroidered on every pillow case and ‘Endsleigh’ stitched into the bed linen. All the crockery is inspired by Humphry Repton and the finishing touches in the bedrooms are in most cases one-off antiques. Walking along the hallways it is not uncommon to see old fire buckets and dial telephones. They’re the kind of touches that Alex likes to encourage when she visits other hotels during her TV visits. Our verdict on her hotel is that it is very special.
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YOU DON’T NEED GREEN FINGERS TO CREATE BLOOMING STYLISH ROOMS. PL MAGAZINE GATHERS A SELECTION OF BEAUTIES TO BRING THE COLOURS OF THE GARDEN INTO YOUR HOME
ALPINE CHAIR IN ROMO ZAMERA AMARANTH, CURRENTLY REDUCED TO £639, MULTIYORK V&A CHINA MUGS, £11.99, FROM THE ENGLISH TABLE PL MAGAZINE | 49 | JUNE 2014
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Hidden treasures NICOLA TAPP VISITS A GARDEN WHICH HAS BEEN A LABOUR OF LOVE FOR OWNERS PETER AND ANN TREMAIN
jewel in the crown of gardens has plenty of gems on offer in its unique setting. Unusual features include a wildlife pool with floating island, a working water wheel and a cave. A wide variety of flowering plants and a vegetable area containing a sunken greenhouse, ensures this garden has something for everyone. For the past 44 years, Peter and Ann Tremain have certainly put their own stamp on the plot, named Galen Way, which they
opened to the public as part of the St Luke’s Open Gardens 2014. Peter said: “We had 165 people come through the garden, the highest we’ve had, and may have had more if the weather had been better! “We are pleased to have raised over £1,000 for St Luke’s.” The couple are very much part of village life, with Ann as bookings secretary and Peter caretaker of Sparkwell Parish Hall. Their garden has also featured heavily within the community as their swimming pool was used regularly by the youth club run by the couple, and is opened as part of Sparkwell Village Fair. Mostly filled in, the deep end of the pool now forms a ‘cave’ home to a 1,000 litre water tank used in the greenhouses, and the dark and dank conditions may be perfect for growing mushrooms, says Peter. Above ground, a pond is full of around 170 fish, and a wildlife pool complete with floating island has plenty of tadpoles – these young amphibians once grown should help to keep down the slug population. Plants, which Ann says she buys locally as much as possible so she knows they will grow well in the garden, include a rhododendron which was
affected by the drought in 1976 but is now the star of the show. You can also find magnolia, dahlia, Daphne, wisteria and fuchsia, as well as a luscious and pristine green lawn which Peter cuts and then rolls, with a sprinkling of feed along the way. A stream runs along the length of the garden, turning the water wheel. With a particular passion for scented flowers, the couple have planted clematis, sweet peas wrapped around a lilac and lily of the valley. Arum lilies, pennywort, bottle brush (Callistemon), hydrangea, deciduous shrub weigela, peonies, Chinese lantern and pieris, provide plenty of colour. With a ‘no dig’ policy when it comes to their organic vegetables, Peter and Ann use a board across the earth as they do not step on it. They are mainly self sufficient over the summer months. Very much into recycling, the couple make their own compost, Peter’s shed has been built from recycled material and grey water collected from their roof is used to flush the toilet. A rotating summer house, built by Peter, and usually home to nesting wrens, is known as their ‘sun trap’ as you can follow the direction of the sun, says Ann. DO YOU HAVE A GARDEN WORTHY OF A PL MAGAZINE FEATURE? IF SO, CONTACT NICOLA TAPP ON 01752 293130 OR EMAIL NTAPP@THEPLYMOUTHHERALD.CO.UK
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You’ll dig these top tips EMILY SMITH DISCOVERS TEN TOP TIPS TO KEEPING YOUR GARDEN LOOKING FULL OF COLOUR AND A WELCOMING PLACE TO BE WITHOUT ALL THE HARD WORK
ow the summer months are approaching, none of us want to be spending hours on our hands and knees weeding but more time enjoying a glass of wine and some evening sunshine, under an umbrella, on the patio. Maintaining a garden doesn’t have to be hard graft - these top tips should help.
Downsize your lawn
Fence areas off
Although it may look nice, having a large lawn will only add to time and work. It can be the most timeconsuming part of maintaining your plot. Consider gravel and pots to ensure your front garden is a triumph not a tragedy!
To keep beds under control and weeds to a minimum, fence your flower beds off – you could do this with stones or wooden posts.
Keep plants in pots This will make them much easier to weed and allow you to move them around if you fancy a change.
Plant bulbs and perennials This way they will keep coming back year after year – saving you money and time planting.
Include paths Gravel and slabs make lowmaintenance pathways and will make getting around a lot easier.
Have easy access Make it easy to clear away rubbish when you need to do a spot of weeding. Have access to a compost bin that can be hidden away.
Plant in bold blocks This will create maximum effect with little effort. Choose flowers that
will provide plenty of colour and create a statement piece.
Don’t prune! You would be wise to choose plants that don’t need pruning such as ferns and conifers.
Minimise watering Purchase Mediterranean plants that are used to hot, dry climates and won’t mean you keeping a calendar of when you need to water them.
Look after your soil This is the best secret weapon to keeping your garden under control. Dig in plenty of organic matter – this will help increase fertility in the soil and water-retaining ability.
Good luck the glass of wine is waiting on the other side.
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Tower goes from Zero to hero A LANDMARK APARTMENT BUILDING AT THE HEART OF PLYMOUTH IS TO UNDERGO A £1 MILLION REVAMP FOLLOWING A BUY-OUT BY A LUXURY PROPERTY DEVELOPER
residential haven is being created in the heart of Plymouth city centre by developer Burrington Estates which has acquired the nine-storey Zero 4 tower and renamed it Ocean Crescent. Work is already underway which will involve an upgrade to the exterior, plus a complete refresh and modernisation of the interior communal areas. There are 98 remaining apartments, which will be released to the market in phases. Each apartment will be sold following a full refurbishment and will be offered with the option of full furniture packs, making them ideally suited to firsttime buyers. The development includes four stunning luxury duplex penthouses, which boast city and ocean views. The building, which is located opposite the Pavilions and close to the Millbay regeneration area, also benefits from 9,000 sq ft of space on the ground floor. Burrington Estates is in discussions with various prospective tenants from the leisure and retail sectors, including gym and business centre operators.
“This was an amazing opportunity to purchase one of Plymouth’s most impressive residential buildings and give it a new lease of life,” says Mark Edworthy, Managing Director of Burrington Estates. “We are committed to turning around the fortune of this building and existing residents have been very receptive to the comprehensive
The renovation work will be managed by Plymouth-based Expedite Project Services, which estimates that the apartments – available for rental and sale – will be ready for market by mid-May. Prices start at £89,950, and there is a range of studio, one-bed, two-bed and penthouse apartments, many of which benefit from an underground parking space. All apartments offer modern fitted kitchens and bathrooms. “We are deeply encouraged by the MARK EDWORTHY, BURRINGTON ESTATES high levels of interest already shown in Ocean Crescent,” said Mark. range of improvements we are making – once complete, it will feel like a totally new building. “The city is on an upward swing in terms of investment and growth, and Burrington Estates is proud to be part of the renaissance of vibrant urban spaces.” Burrington Estates is currently developing a £75 million property portfolio in the South West – other projects in the Plymouth area include the sensitive redevelopment of Stowford Mill in Ivybridge and Burrington Business Park – a premium business centre that will be the home of Thrive, an innovative new working hub.
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FOOD & DRINK
Foraging for food INSTEAD OF SIMPLY TAKING IN THE STUNNING VIEWS AND COUNTRY SCENES WHEN GETTING OUT AND ABOUT AROUND PLYMOUTH IN JUNE, WHY NOT GO FORAGING? IT’S MUCH MORE FUN AND EDIBLE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK, SAYS LOUISE DANIEL ROCK SAMPHIRE
FORAGER JOHN WRIGHT
es, it was a little drizzly and yes, I was reticent about picking and sampling what I had always passed by without a second glance on walks around Plymouth but foraging expert, John Wright made my first foraging expedition edible and entertaining. John Wright has an easy way with people and as our motley (and soggy) group followed him around the Devil’s Point area of Plymouth we were engaged with friendly banter, jokes, recipes and facts about the edible, and not so palatable, weeds that grow on and around our Plymouth shores. John’s trademark wide-brimmed hat and cheeky, relaxed manner belies the wealth of knowledge John has about our lesser-favoured plants. Everything is interesting, has a purpose and has probably been eaten by John in his quest to understand the edible world around him. With our group of chefs and enthusiasts in tow, he stops and looks at everything, digging down if necessary to reveal bulbs showing us what they look like even if they aren’t edible. After an initial rainy start, we were warmed by John’s enthusiasm – something demonstrated in the handy books he writes for River Cottage – and the group became infused with childlike curiosity about everything we saw, with John, like a patient parent
We scramble over rocks to find weather beaten delicacies and delve into rock pools to pull out gut weed explaining what we are looking at and whether it is edible, tasty, poisonous or difficult to digest. Becoming overly eager I asked whether it would be possible to live entirely from foraged foods. John’s measured reply was that we could, but would probably have to search for food and eat all day in order to fuel our bodies – rather like pandas – but that doesn’t dampen my spirits. I get stuck into sea beet after struggling, rather comically, over the craggy shore. We scramble over rocks to find weather-beaten delicacies, delve into rock pools to pull out gut weed and take a detour to munch on chickweed. One soggy foot and non-existent hairdo later and I’m thoroughly invigorated and know I won’t look at weeds in the same way ever again. River Cottage serves up a delicious gut weed rosti made by combining potatoes, lemons and limes, parsley and generous handfuls of locallypicked gut weed. The ingredients are shaped into rosti and fried in butter for delicious results. For the recipe in full visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PLMagPlymouth
Grows in a weave-like pattern in waste areas, cultivated fields and pastures, even domestic gardens. Small delicate leaves and tiny white flowers. Tastes delicious but can be chewy, like eating grass. Rock samphire or sea fennel
A pungent member of the carrot family. Sprawls and straggles of antler-like spiky shaped leaves can be found on coastal cliffs. Tastes a bit like carrot with a turps aftertaste. Steam, then add butter. Gut weed or grass kelp
Green algae seaweed common to rock pools, saltmarshes and sea-water ditches all around the coast. Wash several times and squeeze-dry, deep fry and serve with fish or mix with boiled potato for a potato cake with a difference. Crow garlic
Appearing from midwinter onwards, related to the lily and the onion, this is a perennial bulb flower that looks like a spring onion. It has a strong garlic smell and the leaves are too tough to be edible raw, though they can be stir fried.
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FOOD & DRINK SODA BREAD COOKED AT RIVER COTTAGE
All the right ingredients A NOSE-TO-TAIL PHILOSOPHY AND A QUIETLY CHARISMATIC HEAD CHEF ARE THE DRIVING FORCES BEHIND RIVER COTTAGE CANTEEN, AS LOUISE DANIEL REPORTS
iver Cottage Canteen Head Chef Joe Draper is clearly an enthusiastic cook who champions all that our regional larder has to offer but above all he is an easy going family man whose starry beginnings strengthened his Devon roots. Joe is an Ashburton native, currently renovating a house with partner Trisha and three-year-old son Aiden. After working locally in restaurant kitchens and rising through the ranks he got the call aged 19 to work for famously grumpy (but highly talented) chef Marco Pierre White, eventually working his way up to sous chef at Pierre-White’s Chez Max restaurant in Knightsbridge. “You learn structure, to be honest and dedication. You are literally working 19 hours a day with the same people – you don’t know your family as well as you know the chefs and kitchen crew.” Following the classical training and demanding hours at Chez Max, Joe began a five-year stint eventually becoming Senior Sous Chef at exclusive five-star hotel, One Aldwych on the Strand, creating modern European menus for the two Rosette award-winning hotel and managing the entire kitchen following his boss’s departure. “The challenge of being thrown in at the deep end gets the very best from me. I like a challenge and I like to be tested otherwise I get bored.” After One Aldwych, Joe changed gear by working for a season as the cook for an Italian Formula One Ferrari team. Mixing with the rich and famous and working with the finest Italian ingredients proved exciting but not exactly what he was looking for. “I was at every race around Europe, cooking in the paddock, watching all the races. It was quite flash – I had my own apartment and everything paid for but it wasn’t really my scene.”
He was quickly recruited by Tramps in Piccadilly with its history of celebrity and glamour. After almost a decade in London, the capital lost its lustre and Joe returned to Devon.
in a nice country environment. I was waiting for something to come up down here.” The timing seemed perfect when friend Tim Maddams, chef for River Cottage, Axminster, told him he had a job waiting in Plymouth. “He didn’t even ask me, really. I haven’t even said yes to the job yet and I’ve been here nearly three years!” The fast-paced celebrity of London JOE DRAPER may be alluring to some but for Joe Draper the River Cottage Canteen ethos “There was no way we wanted to bring our and country life in Devon with his family eclipses boy up in London. We wanted to bring him up even the brightest stars in the capital.
‘I haven’t even said yes to the job yet and I’ve been here nearly three years’ -
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Fathers Day Lunch and Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea
Chicken liver parfait with onion marmalade Ingredients Chicken liver parfait 500g chicken livers 2 onions finely chopped 6 cloves of garlic chopped
Fry onions, thyme and garlic in butter. When soft add livers and a pinch of salt.
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30ml apple balsamic 25ml brandy Onion Marmalade 10 red onions finely sliced 50ml olive oil 100g sugar 100ml balsamic vinegar
Fry onions in a hot pan with a little oil and turn down to a medium heat. When the onions start to stick on the bottom of the pan give it a stir as this helps the onions caramelize.
Once the onions are soft and caramelized add the sugar and balsamic and continue to cook on a low heat until a jam consistency.
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Top 6 Afternoon Teas IT MIGHT SOUND A BIT POSH AND OLD-FASHIONED BUT AFTERNOON TEA IS HAVING A RENAISSANCE. EMILY SMITH FINDS THE BEST PLACES TO INDULGE IN SOME SWEET AND SAVOURY FANCIES ALONGSIDE A CUP OF TEA – OR PERHAPS A FLUTE OF CHAMPAGNE...
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TOP 6 AFTERNOON TEAS
The Treasury, Plymouth
Fowey Hall Hotel
Combe House Hotel
The Treasury is a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the high street and offers a perfect peaceful getaway, to enjoy their famous afternoon tea. Swap tea for cocktails and enjoy their quirky take on the traditional custom. Served on beautiful mismatched plates with cups and saucers, this is one afternoon tea you won’t want to miss out on. Choose from a selection of sandwiches, cakes and loose leaf teas. A beautiful location – perfect for any afternoon occasion.
Fowey Hall was the inspiration behind Toad Hall in Kenneth Grahame’s Wind In The Willows, situated perfectly overlooking the sailing and fishing port of Fowey in South Cornwall. It’s a rather lovely seaside town offering plenty of wonderful locations to sit awhile and enjoy the views or visit the hotel for an afternoon tea, complete with homemade cakes, scones and clotted cream. Fowey Hall thrives on Cornish produce serving products from the best producers the Duchy has to offer.
Combe House is nestled away in the beautiful hillsides at Gittisham, near Exeter. Voted in the top best foodie hotels in South West England last year, there are plenty of afternoon tea delights to choose from. Choose from smoked salmon and cream-cheese sandwiches, freshly-baked fruit scones served with Devon clotted cream, home-made buttery shortbread and freshly made ‘fancies’. All afternoon teas are served in the elegant restaurant and Green Mural dining room offering country views.
Moorland Garden Hotel
Nestled among nine acres of stunning gardens on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, just minutes from Plymouth City Centre, is the Moorland Garden Hotel. The Wildflower restaurant has views out across Dartmoor and is the perfect place to take time out and enjoy their Decadent Afternoon Tea. Choose from a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, mini fancies and scones with strawberry preserve and Devon clotted cream. Served with your preferred choice of tea.
Bovey Castle is situated within the Dartmoor National Park and is the perfect retreat for a weekend stay, evening meal or afternoon tea. Feel civilised for an afternoon as you enjoy speciality scones, sandwiches, home-made cakes and fine tea served in the very best china cups. Visitors can either enjoy in front of a roaring fire if the wind and rain has settled in, or out on the terrace overlooking the hotel’s extensive gardens if the sun has made an appearance.
Langdon Court is a beautiful historic Grade II listed Manor House located in the rolling South Hams countryside. It’s set within its own grounds and formal gardens and offers visitors a beautiful, serene getaway just a short drive from Plymouth City Centre. High Tea can be served in the restaurant or if the sun happens to be shining then you can enjoy your tea in the front terrace overlooking the Devon countryside. Choose from cakes, finger sandwiches and fruit scones with clotted cream.
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Drinking in the sunny weather YANNICK LOUE, OF LE VIGNOBLE, BOUTIQUE WINE LOUNGE & MERCHANT, TELLS US HOW TO ENJOY WINE IN THE SUN
ummer is on the horizon, tentatively perhaps, but definitely on the way. It’s one of my favourite seasons: the atmosphere in the Royal William Yard changes with the warmer days and balmy evenings. Our customers lounge on the terrace or sprawl out on the grass; enjoying the sun with a glass of wine. There’s a continental feel that reminds me of being back in Paris, sitting in a little cafe on the banks of the Seine with a bottle of rosé Whispering Angel, from Chateau D’Esclans, just watching the world go by. There’s always something about this time of year that makes me want to discover new wines and explore new flavours. I don’t know if it comes from spending long, lazy summers in France but nothing says summer more to me than opening a bottle of wine that I’ve never tried before. Temperatures can really soar in France’s southern regions and trying new wines in the sun can be a blessing and curse: a hot
sunny day and alcohol can be a dangerous mix. That’s why it’s so important to carefully select your wines if you’re going to be drinking at a BBQ, in the garden or out on the beach.
Here are some of my top tips for enjoying wine in the sun...
On a hot summer day avoid high alcohol level wines – stay around the 11.5% 12% mark. Choose a refreshing wine but be careful of the level of sweetness as the sweeter the wine the more thirsty you will become. A light and crisp white or rosé wine is usually a winner. There are quite a few combinations that work well in summer and my philosophy is to go with what you like – not what you think you should like. If you are planning a BBQ and only drink red, I’d suggest a young and cool Beaujolais Gamay or Marlborough Pinot Noir. The subtle sweet and spicy aromas will add to the flavour of the meat.
For long summer lunches, picnics and pre-dinner drinks in the evening sun, a good Provencal-style rosé would hit the right note. It’s light, floral and delicate. A day at the beach isn’t complete without sandcastles and a crab sandwich. To complement your lunch try a nice 100 per cent Verdejo from the Rueda in Spain – it’s refreshing, fruity and inexpensive. To keep your white and rosé wines the perfect temperature for all your summer outings put the wine at the bottom of your fridge overnight, then place in the freezer two hours before you leave. On the day try to keep the wine in a cool bag or box and it should be perfect come lunchtime.
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Families are shore to enjoy these great water-based events PLYMOUTH’S SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO WATCH AND GET INVOLVED IN THE WATER-BASED EVENTS THAT TAKE PLACE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER, AS RACHAEL DODD REPORTS
hen you look at the beautiful vista of the Sound, the Barbican and our rich, naval heritage it’s no surprise that Plymouth was named Britain’s Ocean City. Plymouth is a standard bearer for water-based events and the Saltash Regatta, Soltaire du Figaro and St Luke’s Dragon Boat Race are all taking place in the area this month. Local companies and organisations are gearing up to compete in St Luke’s first Dragon Boat Race on June 15. Teams of 10-16 people will race replica Chinese war canoes over a short course at the Mount Batten Activity Centre to raise money for the charity. Companies signed up so far include British Aerospace and Morgan Sindall. On the day of the event, each team will be allocated three timed races, with a leader board updated throughout the day to keep up the competitive spirit. There will be the opportunity to qualify for the grand final,
which will be followed by an awards ceremony at the end of the day. The event coincides with Father’s Day and families are encouraged to watch the races. Supporters on the banks can cheer on the boats as they enjoy a whole host of entertainment including a BBQ, DJ, bands and face painting. The 179th Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival, on the weekend of June 21 and 22, is a real, sailing spectacle. It’s a colourful festival rich in heritage and hosts three racing events throughout the weekend. The mixed and veterans pilot gig championship, on Saturday and Sunday, is hosted by Caradon Pilot Gig Club for more experienced rowers. The five towns challenge on Saturday features councillors from Saltash, Callington, Liskeard, Torpoint and Looe and the ever-popular England and Back cutter race on Sunday sees amateur rowers in fancy dress try to plant a Cornish flag on Plymouth shores. And, speaking of fancy dress, there’s a pirate theme for children and big kids alike. Visit the stalls or try a sailing taster session available on Sunday onboard the Tamar barge ‘Shamrock’. If you’d rather keep your feet dry and watch the experts in action, pop down to the waterfront to see the yachtsman taking part in La Solitaire du Figaro racing into and out of the Sound between June 10 and 14.
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Come and see some world-class yachts and meet the crews in Sutton Harbour. Plenty to do for the whole family with free sailing taster sessions for children, live music, a childrenâ€™s activity area and all the great shops and restaurants in The Barbican & Sutton Harbour.
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Armed Forces Day IT’S QUICK MARCH TO THE HOE ON JUNE 28 FOR A LEISURELY DAY OUT AS OUR CITY SALUTES THE MILITARY
lymouth Armed Forces Day, sponsored by Devonport Dockyard operator Babcock, has become one of the most popular dates in the festival calendar. The city celebration is a part of the national Armed Forces Day and an opportunity to see men and women in uniform close up. There will be displays by current personnel, veterans, cadet forces, support agencies and charities. Military hardware is another big draw as the public says thank you and awareness is raised. Five different types of aircraft will fly in the air show sponsored by UTC Aerospace Systems; the Royal
Navy Raiders parachute team will land on the Hoe; and a Merlin helicopter will be next to the Belvedere. Each branch of the military will have its own showcase village, as will veterans and the emergency services. The veterans’ village, which is sponsored by DDRC Healthcare, will host over 50 organisations, charities and historic vehicle displays supporting serving and former personnel and their families. The precursor to Armed Forces Day is a flag-raising ceremony on Monday, June 23 at 10am outside Plymouth Guildhall. This will see the new Lord Mayor, Councillor Michael Fox, present badges to new veterans.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BIG DAY 11am PARADE OF STANDARDS – cadets and veterans across Hoe Promenade 1pm SEA KING SEARCH AND RESCUE DISPLAY in Plymouth Sound 1.20pm TUTOR FLYING DISPLAY – a stunning sequence of vertical drops, barrel roles and spins 1.30pm HMNB (Devonport) FIELD GUN COMPETITION in the Arena 3pm ROYAL NAVY RAIDERS PARACHUTE TEAM 3.20pm RALEIGH TRAINING SCHOOL ARMS DRILL DISPLAY 4.30pm BREITLING WING-WALKER DISPLAY over Plymouth Sound 4.50pm ROYAL NAVY BLACK CAT LYNX FLYING DISPLAY 5pm RAF DAKOTA DISPLAY by Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
(In the evening there’s a full programme sponsored by C&G Catering) 3.40pm Performance by seven-piece jive band COMPANY B – one of the biggies 5.10pm Funky ten-piece group JOEY THE LIPS 6.30pm Oasis tribute SUPERSONIC 7.30pm Indie anthems from THE VIBES 9pm RHAPSODY – the definitive Queen tribute
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Bluesman in the frame MARTIN FREEMAN MEETS A CITY MUSICIAN WHO HAS PHOTOGRAPHED SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE ROCK WORLD
luesman Jimmy Appudurai-chua has quite a CV. He once knocked the Beatles off number one and mixed with some of the biggest names in the rock world – Eric Clapton and Bryan Adams among them – in a second career as a photographer. He still gigs several times a year in his native Singapore. Now the Torpoint-resident guitarist is making his debut at the Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival on Friday, June 13. As part of Straydogs, Jimmy was number one in Malaysia and Singapore when the R&B band’s tune Freedom edged the Beatles out of the way in 1969. The bluesman’s story would go on to include being pushed out of the strait-laced city state, losing his house and his wife, gaining and kicking a drug habit and that second living as a photographer after he moved to the UK. Jimmy was running a photo-processing business in Notting Hill when he met composer Michael Kamen, whose credits include the score for the 1991 film Robin Hood and its theme (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. “I became friendly with Michael and he introduced me to Eric Clapton,” says Jimmy. “Michael would invite me to his big Thanksgiving
parties full of stars, and ask me to photograph them.” He later worked for magazines and record companies covering shows by Clapton, Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty and Jimmy Page. But his photo business was derailed and his life thrown into shock by kidney disease. He had a transplant in 2010 and soon began gigging again. Jimmy will be appearing at the festival with keyboard man Steve Whiteway who has a band name in common. “My first band was called the Meltones – and Steve had a band of the same name in the Seventies!”
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Secret garden full of Elizabethan splendour THE LABYRINTHINE ALLEYWAYS OF THE BARBICAN HOLD A MYRIAD OF SURPRISES. RACHAEL DODD DISCOVERS ONE OF THEIR BEST SECRETS
his green space, hiding behind New Street. surrounded on all sides by the Barbican’s historic buildings, is so well hidden that surprisingly few people ever find it. The reward of finding the gardens is all part of their charm. But for those of you who'd much rather cut to the chase, here’s the cheat’s guide. Walking down Southside Street towards the Barbican you'll come to Stokes Lane on your right. Walk up the lane and look right. You'll see the Elizabethan Gardens sign on the wall, the entrance is directly below it. An inconspicuous passageway opens out to reveal a hidden gem: courtyards, box hedges and even a fountain; all designed to recreate a 17th century garden. You'll find no chaotic explosions of wildflowers here. This garden is restrained and regal. Regimented, straight borders keep their colourful, floral captives in check. The name is something of a red herring; the gardens were actually established in 1970 to celebrate 350 years since the Pilgrims left for America aboard the Mayflower. The area was architected by Alan Miller Williams and constructed by Cooper Construction and David Colwill. Great care has been taken to ensure the flora are historically
accurate; nothing was planted that didn’t exist in Britain before the 1600s. From the New Street entrance you'll first enter the lower garden. This smaller area features old familiars; honeysuckle, hibiscus, hazel, hedgehog holly, lilac, silver birch and mock orange. A set of stone steps leads to the central garden. On the wall is a plaque naming the men and women who sailed into the history books aboard the Mayflower. A beautiful black Mulberry tree is the centrepiece of the main courtyard. King James
An inconspicuous passageway opens out to reveal a hidden gem... I imported thousands of these trees in the 17th century. He had a cunning plan to establish silk production in England – silk worms will only eat Mulberry leaves. Unfortunately, the worms were unimpressed and the King’s plan failed but the Mulberry tree had taken root. Heading left at the Mulberry tree, a small fountain trickles peacefully in front of the Castle Street entrance to the gardens. The doorway features the crest, lintel and arch of the Hospital of the Poor’s Portion that once stood in Catherine Street 200 years ago.
Further ahead lies the knot garden. intricately planted box hedges, no more than a foot high, weave together in a symmetrical pattern. Gorgeous beds of Rosa and honeysuckle provide splashes of red and yellow in the flowering season. The Elizabethan Gardens are full of little details – look out for the carving of the Mayflower above the partition wall.
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events not to miss this month in plymouth
JUNE 11 - 14
JUNE 13 - 15
La Solitaire Du Figaro
Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival
Lord Mayor’s Day
Watch the world championships for singlehanded yachtsmen and women featuring Plymouth for the first time ever. The four-leg race takes a month to complete, starting on the north-west coast of France, and is considered one of the main training grounds for the famous, round-theworld Vendée Globe race. Roughly 45 sailors, all with identical 33ft boats, will be arriving in Sutton Harbour at the end of Leg 1 on June 11. Leg 2 begins on June 14 with a race inside the Breakwater.
Perhaps the coolest event of the whole summer, the Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival attracts visitors from the across the world for its eclectic mix of music and entertainment. The fabulous free event brings the spirit of New Orleans to Plymouth waterfront.
A carnival celebration welcomes the new Mayor to their role. This year’s theme celebrates the 100th anniversary of the three towns of Devonport, Stonehouse and Plymouth merging to form the city we know today. Staged entertainment, community stalls, play areas and the spectacle of a parade at 1pm make for a fun day out for all the family.
JUNE 15 - 16
JUNE 23 - JULY 6
Dragon Boat Race
Saltash Regatta and Waterside Festival
Wimbledon on the Big Screen
Run by Dragon Boat events for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, companies and organisations form teams to compete in the first-ever Dragon Boat Race. Teams of 10-16 people race replica Chinese war canoes over a short course at the Mount Batten Activity Centre, Plymouth, to raise money for the local charity. Join hundreds of spectators to watch the teams battle for victory.
The annual event returns with family water-based entertainment for all ages. Expect Cornish Pilot Gig Racing, fun rowing events, craft stalls, a vibrant street market, live music at two venues, sailing taster sessions, children’s entertainers and lots of food and drink stalls! Entry is free, but visitors are encouraged to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a range of fabulous prizes.
Swap Henman Hill for Plymouth Piazza, which will be transformed with picket fencing, grass and chairs in homage to the world-famous tennis championship. The Big Screen will be showing matches live so grab some strawberries and cream and watch a set in the open air.
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Plymouth in Fashion – what a success! THE LATEST CATWALK LOOKS CAME TO THE CITY FOR PLYMOUTH IN FASHION, AS EMILY SMITH REPORTS
lymouth in Fashion was a week-long celebration of brilliant events for people across the city, showcasing the latest fashion trends. The City Centre Company worked in partnership with The Herald along with City College Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art, Drake Circus, The Treasury and Plymouth retailers to show fashion lovers the styles and outfits available in city stores. “Plymouth in Fashion captured the flair and trends on offer in the city right now,” said City Centre Company Manager Stefan Krause. “It proved very popular and was an amazing production.” The fashion festival ended with three catwalk shows. The first of the three shows was held in the iconic Treasury building. Guests enjoyed an afternoon tea while models walked among them in cocktail dresses and summer outfits from Coast, House of Fraser and Bon Marche. Treasury owner Ben Shearn said: “It was a wonderful event that proved popular with our audience. I have enjoyed working with everyone and seeing all the fantastic brands Plymouth has to offer.” Plymouth Guildhall was transformed to make way for an Urban Lockdown catwalk and Diamonds and Pearls, the latter showcasing the most elegant of outfits on offer in Plymouth now. Guests attending the Diamonds and Pearls catwalk show were wowed by floor-length dresses and amazing red outfits from Jovani and men in black and white suits. The event was enjoyed by many and the retailers were proud to showcase all their latest trends. We look forward to doing it all again next year. PL MAGAZINE | 76 | JUNE 2014
‘Plymouth in Fashion captured the flair and trends on offer in the city right now’ - STEFAN KRAUSE
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IR RGY SOLUTIONS ALASTA DIRECTOR OF TOTAL ENE SS INE BUS AST CO D AN KS CARNEGIE, WMN’S LIZ PAR OD WO L WIL S’ SOLUTION
Business guests enjoyed a night at the theatre and raised £155 for Jeremiah’s Journey, a Plymouth-based charity supporting grieving children. Guests from across the business sector were invited to experience the corporate entertainment facilities at Theatre Royal Plymouth and A Comedy of Errors by the Propeller Theatre Company. The event was jointly hosted by Cornish energy broker, Total Energy Solutions, and Plymouth chartered accountants, Bishop Fleming.
RACHAEL CONNOR, UNA’S DAVID PEARC E, CLAIRE PEARCE, TOTAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS DIRECTOR KATHRYN CARNEGIE AND BISHOP FLEMING’S KEVIN CONNOR
JEREMIAH’S JOURNEY CEO JOANNE ANNING
The naming of Sam Goodchild’s boat
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The official naming of Sam Goodchild’s ‘Team Plymouth’ boat at Sutton Harbour, ahead of the Solitaire Du Figaro race. ILD AND H TUTT, SAM GOODCH NICK WARREN
PAUL BENNETT, GARET
CDR ANDY COLES OBE RN, DAVID HEARD AND ROD O’CONNOR, HO RIZONS PLYMOUTH
CLUB, COMMODORE JOHN LEWIS AT THE ROYAL WESTERN YACHT N YACHT CHRIS ARSCOTT, PAST COMMODORE AT ROYAL WESTER YACHT CLUB CLUB AND COMMODORE NORMAN BAILEY, NEWPORT
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Guests attending the three fashion shows held as part of Plymouth In Fashion. With key trends for the year on the catwalk visitors saw Afternoon Tea at the Treasury, and Diamonds & Pearls and Urban Lockdown in the Guildhall.
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