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November/December 2013

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Inside this issue Supine Fitness...............................................................................4 Julie’s Sugaring is put to the test ......................................6 Christmas at Salisbury Cathedral ................................. 8-9 The Traditional Beef Company ........................................10 What's On .....................................................................................12 Dogs Trust Salisbury...............................................................16 Home - Christmas Wreaths ................................................18

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It’s the last issue of the year - I can’t quite believe it! If I’m honest though next year can’t come soon enough. The amount of bad luck which has squeezed it’s way into this year for me has been testing to say the least. A broken foot, serious repercussions and then a car crash last month have all contributed to emotional ups and downs so it’s fair to say I will be expecting great things from 2014. No pressure then! What is consistent though is the support from you. Whether you are an advertiser (past or present), reader, contributor of editorial or what’s on, your continued involvement and appreciation of our community magazines never wanes and is, needless to say, hugely appreciated. I also personally know that it’s been a tough year for some of you, so my final word (or sentence!) of the year is to wish you happy times ahead, a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year.

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Avoid the post-Christmas

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utumn has arrived and many of us are now looking forward to the Festive season – but for some this means over-indulging, having ‘one too many’ (too many times!) and the inevitable trudge back to the gym in January to fulfil (yet again) our New Year’s Resolution to lose weight and get fit! However, with a little sensible planning – that needn’t be the case. If you make a few adjustments to your habits now - you can avoid the need to throw yourself bodily at the first piece of gym equipment you clap eyes on once Auntie Nora has finished the final verse of Auld Lang Syne! Please don’t panic! I am not suggesting you deprive yourself – not at all! Just by making a few small changes to your eating (and drinking) habits, you can avoid the post-Christmas bloat.

Here are a few tips to help lessen the effects of the Christmas period on your waistline:

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Make sure you eat well now – before everything you eat seems to be in miniature – pre-prepared party food can be loaded with hidden sugars and fat – so do your best to

offset this with some good wholesome home cooked food, with local fresh vegetables and quality meat and fish.

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When you’re out doing your Christmas shopping, rather than go for the Caramel Latte accompanied by a muffin the size of a bowler hat, stick to a flat white coffee, or better still a herbal tea, and pop a piece of fruit in your bag to stave off any hunger pangs.

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Be the designated driver! This is a great way to make new friends (people will love you for it) and you’ll be ‘bagging’ those calories for when you really want to let your hair down.

Take the stairs! Again, although Christmas shopping can be exhausting enough – do what you can to make the most of it – look at it as a mini workout!

And finally, if all else fails and you feel the need for a little bit of exercise come January, you’re always welcome to one of my classes…

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Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

Make sure you eat a good breakfast every day that contains protein; this way you will feel fuller longer, and be less tempted by the mince pies Sharon from Accounts has thoughtfully laid out in the office tea room.

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To avoid overdoing it when the platters of canapes are being passed round – eat something nutritious beforehand so you don’t feel the urge to keep going back for more. Pack some healthy snacks to eat just before you leave to stave off the urge to keep ‘picking’.

Susannah Pyne is the Owner of Supine Fitness, a qualified fitness instructor, certified Hour of Power Instructor, Nutritional Advisor, and qualified Instructor of Fitness Pilates and Freestyle Fitness Yoga. 8 You can contact Sue directly on 07899 074287 or visit the website www.supinefitness. co.uk for class and program details.


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Beauty

Sugar Ma’lady? SUGARING AT JULIE’S is put to the test by Hayley Thornton

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am a virtual stranger to the world of beauty and have often scurried past beauty salons just in case the suntanned, clipped and trimmed girls laugh and stare at me with my short blunt nails, my rather wild eyebrows and Mrs Gruffalo’s feet. So it was with great trepidation that I agreed to have my legs sugared to remove all the hair and so I got my stripy leg warmers out, ready to replace the warm thick layer of fur I have nurtured over the autumn. I learnt (to my utter relief ) that Julie, my sugaring expert, will either come to my house or I can go to her house for the treatment. So we booked a date and she arrived at my door promptly with what looked like a medical bag and an enormous folding table tucked neatly under her arm. I felt immediately comfortable with Julie as she is chatty, smiley and efficient. Before I knew it, the table was unfolded in my lounge, the

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For all those considering sugaring.... DO IT! It’s less painful, more effective and lasts longer than any waxing I’ve ever had and any redness wears off so much more quickly. You can sugar in the morning and wear short skirts in the evening! And with Julie it’s like having coffee with a friend with a bit of depilation thrown in. No-one could put you more at ease. Trust me, once you’ve been sugared by Julie, you’ll never wax again! Testimonial from Nicky in Amesbury

sugar solution was warming in my microwave and I was lying on the treatment couch with a cup of tea by my side (which I think I made but can’t remember making). Now, I have never had my legs waxed but I heard my neighbour screaming once and thought she was being attacked at knifepoint, only to realise she was waxing her legs, so with sweaty palms and biting down on some firewood I awaited my fate. Julie smeared the warm gooey syrup onto my hairy leg, chatting merrily away and before I could form a swear word I realised she had started! Now, I won’t lie, I like to be honest: it smarts a little. But only a little and after a short while your senses just gets used to it and I found I could release the wood from my mouth and actually have a conversation. Apparently, endorphins are released during the procedure which makes it feel less uncomfortable as time goes by.

In 20-30 minutes my legs were all done, then moisturised with tea tree and they felt as smooth and glossy as a mahogany sideboard. My gruffalo toes had also been transformed into Cinderella toes and they looked amazing. In fact I was almost tempted to have some more done, as Julie also does bikini lines, eyebrows, upper lip and underarms. Warm sugar is a natural watersoluble product, which is less dehydrating on your skin. There are no secret ingredients other than citric acid (lemon juice) and to prove it I tasted some and it tasted jolly good! Julie will make you feel completely at ease and relaxed and if you have the time she also offers a fabulous facial. I can now sashay past the beauty salons in my sassy skirt and heels and feel good, so thank you Julie for an enjoyable experience.

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Christmas at Salisbury Cathedral

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Special Christmas Tower Tours and Carol Concerts for Groups at Salisbury Cathedral

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here are two special Christmas offerings for groups at Salisbury Cathedral this year. Its popular Group Carol Concerts are on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th December at 2.00pm and the seasonal ‘Twilight Christmas Tower Tour and Tea’ option is running from Thursday 28th November, the day Salisbury’s Christmas Market opens, until the start of the New Year.

Salisbury Cathedral is open every day, guides provide a warm welcome and lead regular tours of the Cathedral and Chapter House, home to the finest original Magna Carta 1215.

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Book in to hear the renowned cathedral choir sing at our Group Carol Concerts, join in singing traditional carols, and immediately afterwards enjoy seasonal refreshments of hot mulled wine and delicious mince pies. Tickets cost £10 - £14 per person (groups of 10+). Enjoy a special Twilight Christmas Tour and Tea package, running from 28th November until the New Year. Beginning at 3.15pm groups climb 332 steps through the Cathedral’s secret roof spaces to the base of the Cathedral spire to see spectacular views of medieval Salisbury City’s Christmas illuminations at twilight, finishing with cream tea in the Refectory restaurant. Those who want to complete their afternoon by attending Choral Evensong at 5.30pm can then move into the Cathedral. Call with details of your party - indicative pricing £132.00 for a group of 12.

Book both now by calling 01722 555120 or email: groups@salcath.co.uk. David Coulthard, Director of Marketing and Communications, said “We expect these two offers to really inspire group visitors, especially in combination with Salisbury’s increasingly popular Christmas Market! We’ve introduced the new tour and cream tea which combines our popular tower tours, led by our knowledgeable guides, with homemade cream teas and wonderful photo opportunities of the city’s Christmas lights and market from the highest vantage point possible!

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ALISBURY CATHEDRAL CHOIR’s annual open day ‘Be a chorister for a day’ for boys and girls in school years 2, 3 and 4 will be held on Saturday 16th November. The day includes rehearsing and singing alongside the cathedral choir and is an informal and friendly way to find out about chorister life. David Halls, the cathedral’s Director of Music, said “The children have a good time with the current choristers. As well as singing together, they can ask them all the questions they’ve ever wanted answered about life as a chorister - the daily routine, concerts, tours, recordings, radio and TV broadcasts, not to mention all the extra-curricular activities which choristers enjoy.

Groups can also feast on Christmas lunch in the Refectory from Monday 9th December onwards. To book call 01722 555175.

“Our aim is to reach families with musically talented children who are not aware of what life as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral offers. Our choristers are ordinary children from ordinary homes who have a talent for music. True, these youngsters work very hard but they play hard too, their singing is widely appreciated and they learn important life skills. Our open day is a good way to show families what a fantastic time choristers have and see for themselves that becoming a chorister here is both desirable and possible.”

And don’t forget the Cathedral’s giftshop has a wide range of gifts from inexpensive stocking fillers to exclusive handmade products. It’s definitely worth a visit!

Any child in Years 2, 3 and 4 who would like to be a chorister for a day is welcome. For further details and an application form please email: chorister. recruitment@salcath.co.uk or call 07587 826622. The SP5 Magazine

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The Traditional Beef Company is based on the family run farm, Parsonage Farm, Farley. The Parsons have been farming the land at Parsonage farm for centuries, today the farm is a mixed arable and livestock farm run by father of three daughters David Parsons. Jo the youngest daughter along with her husband Robin set-up the company back in 2009 to supply the excellent quality beef from the farm direct to the consumer.

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What’s On Wed 6th Nov at 3.00pm A talk organised by the Salisbury & South Wiltshire National Trust Association at Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton. All welcome. Mark Harold, Regional Director of the South West Region of the National Trust, discusses the recent achievements of the Trust & plans for the future. Admission £2.

Fri 1st Nov - 7.30pm to 10pm Jethro live at City Hall, Salisbury. Always slightly on the edge, Jethro’s fruity Cornish humour is the perfect remedy to cheer us all. Turning everyday events into farcical stories, embellished into hilarity with his trademark west country dialect. Tickets: £19.50. Call the Box Office on 01722 434 434, or email tickets@wiltshire.gov.uk. Saturday 2nd of November 7.30 until late Venue Harnham Community Sports and Social Club, Parsonage Green, Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8LA. Join Close Harmony for an evening of music including tunes from the shows to pop. Free parking and a licensed bar serving hot and cold refreshments. Tickets £6 or special group booking discount of 5 tickets for just £25. For more info or tickets please contact Debbie Furnell on 01722 335755 or email debbiefurnell@ btinternet.com or Sue Goodridge on sue.goodridge@sky.com. Sunday 3rd Nov at 7.30pm Celebrated Irish band Lunasa perform at The Red Lion Hotel, Milford St, Salisbury. Support from Stone Donkey Pilots. Tickets £12.50. Contact Finbarr Sheehan 01722 413236. In aid of Salisbury Hospice. 12

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Friday 15th November 2013 7pm to 9.15pm The Generations Concert in aid of George’s Trust at Romsey Abbey - 200 performers from 7 to 84 years young, featuring the prize winning Romsey Abbey Primary School Choir, the Romsey Youth Choir, the Mountbatten School Band, Barton Peveril 6th Form College Choir, the acclaimed Romsey Male Voice Choir. With a grand finale piece specially commissioned for the evening to celebrate Martin Luther King 50 years since his ‘I have a Dream’ speech. Tickets £8 Adults, children £5, Family ticket £20 (4 people any age). Call Alan Willsher on 01794 514763 or email alan@willsher.com. Sat 16th Nov at 7.30pm INSTANT SUNSHINE at Medieval Hall, Cathedral Close, Salisbury. Comedy musical cabaret group Instant Sunshine will perform a fundraising concert to support Salisbury Trust for the Homeless. Tickets £15 each from Phyllis Babb on 01722 504017 or phyllis.babb@ stfh.org.uk Sat 16th Nov 10am - 5pm Fund raising Charity Gift Fair at The Bustard Inn, near Shrewton, SP3 4DU. Free entry, approx. 20 stalls, homemade light lunches, cream teas, cake stall, raffle, tea & coffee. Hosted by local charity and outdoor therapy centre, Gul.

Sat 23rd Nov Church Bazaar St. Birinus Church Bazaar at 2pm in the Morgans Vale & Woodfalls Hall. Admission is free. 3rd - 9th Dec St Thomas’s Church Christmas Tree Festival. There will be 100 decorated Christmas trees in the church and everyone is welcome to come and look at the great variety of decorated trees, enjoy live music and light refreshments. Entry is free but donations welcome. After expenses funds raised will be shared between three local charities. Opening Hours: Tue 3rd to Sat 7th Dec: 10am – 6pm Thur 5th Dec: 10am – 8pm Sun 9th Dec: 12pm – 6pm To enter a tree complete the online entry form located on St Thomas’s Church website home page... 8 www.stthomassalisbury.co.uk The number of trees is limited to the first 100 applications. Entering a tree is free, the closing date for entries is 4th November.

Wed 4th Dec -1.30pm Christmas Sale at Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton, followed by talk by Elizabeth Proudman on Jane Austen. Held by Salisbury & South Wiltshire National Trust Association. Admission £2.

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Prison Art Exhibition Christmas Tree “Purchase a painting and change Festival 2013 someone’s life” The Burnbake Trust is very pleased to announce it’s exhibition in The White Horse Inn, The Borough, Downton on 23rd Nov from 11.30am to 5.00pm. The Burnbake Trust is a charity that works with offenders and ex-offenders from all over the country. We were formed in 1975 to aid the rehabilitation of offenders through the active participation in art. As our work originates from such a varied range of backgrounds, ages and locations the exhibition showcases a wide range of interesting art. Affordable Art pictures from £10 - £250. Free Entry, all welcome. EXHIBITION IS FOR ONE DAY ONLY For more info call 01722 744178 or email art@burnbaketrust.co.uk.

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Charities

Dogs Trust Salisbury hunts for the perfect pad for four pooches

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ogs Trust Salisbury is on the hunt for the perfect owner for a number of their canine residents currently staying at the centre. Nestled in the Wiltshire countryside, Dogs Trust Salisbury cares for up to 70 dogs of all shapes, breeds and sizes at any one time and is always on the look out for loving new owners to take care of them. Dogs Trust’s mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Each year they care for around 16,000 dogs across their network of 18 Rehoming Centres across the UK and one in Dublin and no healthy dog is ever destroyed. Below are four furry friends who are looking for their forever home.

1. Newton, 10 yrs old, Lurcher Newton is a handsome and tall Lurcher. Despite his age, he is still an active dog who loves to be out and about in the countryside going for long walks before heading home to relax by the fire on his very own sofa or armchair. He is a nervous lad and can be wary of new people and loud noises but once he gets to know you he is very sweet and affectionate, he loves his cuddles with staff at the centre!

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‘wait’ commands. He needs a quiet and steady retirement home where he can relax and enjoy his twilight years, and could live with teenaged children.

2. Whiskey, 7 yrs old, Lurcher Striking lad Whiskey can be quite shy and loves his creature comforts – especially a big snugly bed and plenty of time to relax and sleep after a good walk. By far Whiskey’s favourite thing is hanging out with other dogs, where he really comes into his own playing and having fun with them, so he’d love to go to a home with another dog for company and to help him settle comfortably. Whiskey needs a home where he can find his feet in his own time and would benefit from owners who are happy to work to form a bond with him by visiting him at the rehoming centre several times before he heads off home with them. He really is a special boy, a very gentle soul who could live in a home with children over the age of fourteen. Whilst he will need all his basic training he is very bright and can be a quick learner.

3. Arnie, 3 yrs old, Crossbreed

As with many sighthounds, he loves to chase so would need to be the only pet. Once he’s tired himself out he enjoys laying in the sunshine and is happy travelling in the car, settling quietly to sleep for the journey.

Gorgeous crossbreed Arnie is between two and three years old, and is a very bright boy! He is full of energy and enthusiasm to learn and has been taught one or two tricks on top of his basic training whilst he has been with Dogs Trust.

Newton has had some basic training and knows his ‘sit’ and

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only home who will be happy to continue his training to really see what this lad can achieve and keep him stimulated. He does love tasty treats as well as lots of toys which helps in keeping him focused in a training session and makes it great fun for him! Arnie would need to form a good bond with his new owners before going home with them on a permanent basis so would need to have regular visits over a period of time prior to moving into his forever home.

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soul and the everlasting life found in Christ. Evergreens, as before, symbolised eternal life, while holly represented the crown of thorns. It is possible that using a wreath to count down the four weeks of advent became a Christian custom in 16th century Germany, and it is likely that the modern advent wreath was invented by a German pastor called Johann Hinrich Wichern. Asked by the children at his mission school how long it was until Christmas, Wichern took an old cartwheel and stuck 19 small candles into it as well as four large candles, then lit one small candle each weekday and one large candle every Sunday until Christmas arrived.

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Christmas is undoubtedly a time of traditions: perhaps midnight mass, roast turkey and the Queen’s Speech, followed by a snooze in front of the TV and a few board games. But some traditions are older than others. The custom of making wreaths goes all the way back to ancient Greece. It was here that wearing a laurel wreath came to represent status, achievement and victory. For the Romans, it was the supreme ruler who wore a wreath embellished with gold and jewels. Meanwhile, in Celtic Germany and Scandinavia, wreaths were employed for a different purpose: sun worship. In the long, dark days of winter people prayed for the onset of spring, and to give extra power to their prayers they used a wreath, hung from the roof or placed on an altar or a table. The wreath was woven with evergreens, a symbol of everlasting life, and decorated with candles, which represented the light of the sun. As Christianity spread through Europe, the pagan evergreen wreath was reinterpreted. Its circular shape stood for God’s eternity, the immortality of the 18

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Christmas wreaths are still a powerful symbol of celebration. For some families, Christmas starts with the making of a natural wreath using leaves, flowers and seed heads from the garden; for others, tinsel, glitter or ribbon provide a chance to experiment. But Christmas wreaths don’t have to be home-made: there are endless varieties of readymade styles, from traditional to modern, large or tiny, simple or extravagant. Whatever their style and wherever you display them, wreaths are a decorative essential for the Christmas season.

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Recipes

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These fruity mini puds flavoured with stem ginger are much lighter than a traditional rich Christmas pudding and don’t need to be made weeks in advance. Ingredients 175g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 175g self-raising flour ½ tsp baking powder 175g light muscovado sugar 1 tsp each ground mixed spice and ground ginger 20

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3 large eggs 100g dried mixed fruit 50g glace cherries, chopped 50g stem ginger, finely chopped 4 tbsp stem ginger syrup Softly whipped cream or brandy butter, to serve


Method Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/ Gas Mark 5. Butter six small pudding basins (each about 200ml capacity) and line the bases with circles of baking parchment. Place the butter, flour, baking powder, sugar, spices and eggs in a large mixing bowl and beat together with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes until pale and creamy. Fold in the dried mixed fruit and two-thirds of the cherries and stem ginger.

Lebkuchen This richly spiced traditional German festive biscuit provides a grown up alternative to gingerbread. Slathered in rich dark chocolate and studded with sweet cherries, these are chewy and sweet, with a spicy kick. These can be kept uncoated for up to a month in an airtight container, so are ideal to make ahead of the festive rush, to be dipped in chocolate later on.

Ingredients (Yield: 65) 100g ground hazelnuts 70g almond flour 350g plain flour 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons nutmeg 1 teaspoon mixed spice 3 teaspoons ground ginger ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 150g dark brown sugar 225ml clear honey 50g butter 3 medium sized eggs 200g glacé cherries 300g dark cooking chocolate

Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared pudding basins then cover each basin with a circle of greased and pleated baking parchment and secure with string. Cover each basin with pleated foil. Stand the basins in a roasting tin and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the basins. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until risen, firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into a pudding comes out clean.

Method Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Prepare all dry ingredients and sift together in a large bowl until combined. In a separate bowl, combine honey, sugar and butter, and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time to the mixture and beat until well mixed. Gently fold in the sugar mixture into the dry ingredients. The mixture will be sticky and dense.

Leave the puddings to stand for 10 minutes then turn out onto serving plates. Mix the remaining cherries and ginger with the stem ginger syrup and spoon over the puddings. Serve with cream or brandy butter.

Tip For a boozy flavour, gently heat the stem ginger syrup with 1-2 tbsp of rum or brandy then pour over the hot puds just before serving.

bowl, over hot water. Stir until the chocolate is evenly melted, and of a smooth, glossy consistency. Dip each biscuit into the chocolate mixture. You can either dip the front surface only, coat half a biscuit, or submerge the entire thing! (You may need more chocolate to do this for the entire batch.) Place dipped biscuits on a tray and allow to cool and harden. Store in an airtight container.

Add glacé cherries into the lebkuchen mixture until evenly distributed. Prepare a large tray with greaseproof paper. Place heaped teaspoon sized portions across the tray, with plenty of space around them. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The biscuits will rise and be firm to touch, with a little softness to pressure. Remove and allow to cool overnight. Once cooled, you can now dip them in chocolate. Prepare the chocolate coating by crumbling 300g of dark chocolate in a large The SP5 Magazine

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Community

Raising Awareness of Dog Attacks on Guide Dogs

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or assistance dogs present in harness or jacket when you let your dog on a free run; ensuring that your dog is under control at all times, or is wearing a lead or muzzle if it is over exuberant or aggressive and that it has good basic training and returns with recall, can make all the difference. If all these things are done we really can all enjoy our dogs together. For more information on dog attacks and how Guide Dogs are campaigning to tackle the problem, please visit the website... 8 www.guidedogs.org.uk/supportus/campaigns/ dog-attacks by Debbie Furnell on behalf of Salisbury and District Guide Dogs

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Technology

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digital cameras do video too, but it isn’t their primary focus. No pun intended. No matter what kind of camera you’re looking at, you’ll see the same numbers again and again: the camera’s megapixels, the lens size, and the lens aperture range. You might think that the camera with the most megapixels is going to be the best, but that isn’t always the case: once you go beyond around 6 megapixels you won’t notice the difference on a TV screen or in a photo print, although the more megapixels you have the bigger the resulting images will be and the more hard disk space you’ll need to store them. The figure isn’t meaningless, but it isn’t the most important consideration. Aperture, which is expressed like this - “f/1.8” - matters more. The aperture tells you how much light the lens lets in, and the lower it is the better the camera will be in lower light such as when you’re taking shots in the evening or indoors. Some cameras can also compensate for low light problems with clever computer processing, such as Sony’s BIONZ system. As you might expect, the Zoom numbers tell you how well the

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Community Local Clubs, Societies & Organisations

Talkabout Venue: Woodfalls Methodist Church Hall. Time: 10am - coffee/ tea & biscuits, 10.30am - listen to a 'talk about' an interesting topic. Aim to finish by midday. Tel: 01725 511164.

Tiny Tots Toddler & Baby Group Held every Wednesday (during term time). Venue: Radnor Village Hall, Bodenham. Time: 9.45am to 11.45am. £1.50 per family. Lot’s of activities and fun. Call Suzie on 07704 23012 or Vanessa on 01722 504457.

Downton Country Market Every Friday. Venue: Downton Memorial Hall. Time: 9.30am to 11.00am. Plants, cut flowers, crafts, savouries and sweet food, vegetables and eggs. Home-made jams, marmalade, honey, chutneys. Tea, coffee, home-made biscuits.

Accord Social Group Every Monday. Venue: The New Inn, New Street, Salisbury. Time: 8pm. We are a friendly group of people who meet up and regularly organise meals, theatre, walks, garden visits etc. For more information contact Jean on 01722 322802 or Alan on 01722 327665.

Downton Evening WI Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Venue: Primary School Hall, Gravel Close, Downton. Time: 7.30pm. For more info contact Iris Lawes on 01725 511553 or Edna Pike on 01725 511332.

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Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. Venue: Radnor Hall, Bodenham. Time: 10.00am. For further info contact Elizabeth Cutter on 01725 511870.

Alderbury WI Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. Venue: Alderbury Village Hall. Time: 2.15pm. Visitors are most welcome. £3 admission for non-members, includes refreshments.

Alderbury and District Gardening Association Meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month. Venue: Alderbury Bowls Club. Time: 7.30pm. Speakers, outings, annual show, plant sale, social evening with quiz. Annual membership £5. Email adga@hotmail.co.uk or call 01722 711352.

Landford, Nomansland and Hamptworth WI Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. Venue: Nomansland Reading Room. Time: 2pm to 4pm. Our meetings focus on a variety of subjects and speakers and include social events and activities. Visitors always welcome. For more information contact Shirley 01794 322681 or email sa.packham@btinternet.com.

Sarum Bridge Club If you want to learn, play social bridge or take part in competitive evenings then Sarum Bridge Club at Stratford sub Castle is the place to go. New members are always welcome, no partner is necessary. Further information at www. sarumbridgeclub.org.uk or email sarumbridge@gmail.com. Please register in advance.

Downton Community Choir Every Wednesday in term time. Venue: Downton Baptist Church, South Lane, Downton from 8.00pm to 9.30pm. £5 per session, £3 concessions. All ages from 13+. We are a friendly choir singing a wide range of music from Jazz, pop to showtunes. No experience necessary. The only requirement is that you love to sing! For more info email Kate at Keedgar@aol.com.

Winterslow Short Mat Bowls Club We meet on Sunday evenings at 7.15pm till 10.00pm at Winterslow Village Hall. Why not join us for a game of Bowls, new members are always welcome. Bowls can be borrowed and full coaching is given. For more info call David Tidd on 01980 863515.

Salisbury Folk Dance Club Salisbury Folk Dance Club meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in St Martin's Junior School, Shady Bower SP1 2RG. Friendly club, no partner or experience needed. First evening free. Tel: 01980 863024.

Royal Air Forces Association Salisbury Branch of the RAFA meets at The Royal British Legion Club, 9-11 Endless St, Salisbury at 7.30pm every 2nd Wednesday of every 2nd month beginning January. For details on how to join & a social programme... www.rafasalisbury.webplus.net or turn up at a meeting.

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Fiji vs Barbarians Rugby Match

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of course, luxury coach travel back to Salisbury. For more information, please see our website... 8 www.stthomassalisbury.co.uk and look on the ‘Support Us’ page or call The Treasurer of The Friends on 01722 504 384.

Salisbury Cathedral Carol Concert In aid of Help for Heroes and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity - Friday 6th December at 7.30pm

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