Page 1

ESTABLISHED MAY 2005

Your FREE community magazine linking Local People, Local Businesses & Local Life

LOCAL WHAT’S ON Your guide to forthcoming events

DRUSILLA’S INN Restaurant review 5 years on.

THE BLASHFORD BULLETIN What to see in October/November

ng i t a r po ades r o c In AL Tr LOC irect4o6 r y D Page

PAST & PRESENT Edmondsham Road looking towards Eastworth

October/November 2012 - Issue 91/92 www.roundaboutmags.co.uk

Fayrewood Trees and Landscapes Ltd Patios & Driveways

Does your patio or driveway need a spring makeover? Patios re-pointed, block paving raised, high power jetwash, sealed, tarmac painting or relaid, extra shingle/stones needed. Call Mark on

01202 855051/ 07932 722075

for a free quote or ideas see main advert inside

Professional Tree Surgery - Qualified and Insured

GARDEN LANDSCAPING

TREE WORK Felling... Pruning... Stump Removal... Hedge Cutting

Turfing... Fencing... Patios... Maintenance... Clearance.

Serving Dorset and New Forest Contact us on

01202 826343 or mobile 07803 040801 www.Fayrewood-Trees-and-Landscapes-Verwood.co.uk

The Drovers Inn Award Winning Country Pub Tel: 01258 840084

Christmas Party Menu 2012 see page 31 in this issue

Pub Mascot at Drusilla’s Inn, Horton.

ROUNDABOUT VERWOOD


As leading independent agents in Verwood & Three Legged Cross, Iseard & Partners have been putting people in touch with property since 1991. Our tailored marketing, first class customer service and pro active sales team has ensured continued success for over 20 years. We are proud to maintain our reputation as local property experts and would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our professional service to you.

Thinking of selling? Call us now for a free, no obligation market appraisal. Benefits include:

• • • • • •

Accompanied Viewings Experienced Local Staff Brochure Details with Floor Plans Competitive Commission Rates Marketing on www.iseardandpartners.co.uk & www.rightmove.co.uk Open 7 days a week

LETTINGS & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – LANDLORDS WANTED Our successful lettings team have a large number of registered tenants looking for property in Dorset & Hampshire. Fully Managed & Introduction only packages available.

Sales: 01202 822 536 Lettings: 01202 822 336

www.iseardandpartners.co.uk Unit 3, 11/13 Ringwood Road, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 7AA


.......SEE US ONLINE AT......www.roundaboutmags.co.uk.......SEE US ONLINE AT.........

Welcome D Dear Readers, espite the awful weather we have endured this summer most events seem to have been lucky. Verwood Carnival, Ringwood Carnival, London 2012 Olympics, Bournemouth Air Show and even the Rustic Fayre just about escaped! Let’s keep our fingers crossed for Flameburst on 27th October and hope that it’s not a damp squib! This month’s cover is slightly quirky and obscure for a change but you might recognise this handsome chap! If you are a regular at Drusilla’s Inn in Horton you will have spotted him in the pub near the restaurant! Apparently he follows Gary and Nicky Watling to all their establishments - past, present and no doubt future! See centre pages 24 & 25 for our recent review and for a brief resumé of Gary’s exciting future plans for the Drusilla’s Inn!

with best wishes,

October / November 2012

Contents This issue’s Past and Present took me some time to locate since it has changed so much in some ways, but not at all in others - find it on page 6 and see if you agree! Viewed from My Window on page 36 sees one of Patricia’s stray cats having the ignominious honour of becoming named Mr Molly after a failed gender identification! But I’m sure he didn’t really mind since he was so well looked after for his last few years with Patricia! Life Begins continues on page 30 with a helpful article about downsizing and de-cluttering using ebay and auctions. Hmmm - I wonder if our children would appreciate seeing their treasured belongings ‘stored’ at home, suddenly appearing for sale on ebay! I’m sure many of you will know what I mean! Now where are those bin bags.....

Sue West

Editor

Business features Rocky Relationships Restaurant Review: Drusilla’s Inn Verwood Business Lifesure Motor

14 24 29 40

Local events and features Community News 8,21,27,45 Past & Present: Edmondsham Road looking towards Eastworth 6 The Blashford Bulletin 10 Clubs & Societies 20,21 What’s On Locally 26,28 Viewed From My Window rescued cat stories by Local Author, Patricia Oliver 36

Feature articles Book Reviews: Share The Scare Mike’s Motors: Evoque Epoch Vintage 2012 Travel: Canal du Midi Beauty: Tricks of the Trade Life Begins: The Art of Downsizing Humour: Eating Cereal, LOL Seasonal Recipe: Autumn Pudding

4 16 18 22 30 32 43

Information Advertising 13,38,48 Local Theatres, Concerts & the Arts 9 Useful Local Information 42 Useful Telephone Numbers 44 Local Trades Directory 46

Puzzles General Knowledge Crossword Units of Measurement Drop Down Fun Quiz Number Cruncher Puzzle Solutions

12 12 12 34 34 38

ROUNDABOUT MAGS Next copy deadline... 1st November 2012...for ALL Dec 2012/Jan 2013 editions of: Roundabout Verwood Roundabout Ringwood & Surrounding Villages Roundabout East Dorset Villages

See page 38 for Distribution and Advertising Details

To Advertise call 01425 485194

or e-mail info@roundaboutmags.co.uk


Share the Scare This Halloween why not settle down for some good old-fashioned ghost stories with the youngest members of your family. We’re not suggesting you curl up with the latest Stephen King; our selection of children’s favourites will deliver just the right amount of spooky. From toddlers to teenagers, these tales will ensure Halloween is less of a trick and more of a treat.

Funnybones Janet and Allan Ahlberg What could be more fitting for Halloween than three skeletons on a night out? This classic tale of a somewhat unusual family unit will ease the youngest of readers into Halloween. Setting out on a walk, ready to scare someone and then settling for frightening themselves, it’s a humorous (or should that be humerus?) story with the best laughs coming when they try to reassemble Dog Skeleton. A definite bone-rattler for your littlies, it’s certain to have you humming ‘Dem bones, dem bones’ up until bedtime. The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman Nobody Owens or ‘Bod’ is no ordinary boy. It’s not surprising really given that he’s been raised by ghosts and ghouls after his own family was murdered. Will Bod survive to adulthood given his unusual adopted family? Will his parents’ killers catch up to him? And how do you learn about life, from the dead? This is a strange and compelling tale for older children. Heavily influenced by Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’, it’s easy to see why Gaiman has earned himself an

army of devoted fans… among the living. Pure Dead Magic Debi Gliori Move over Mary Poppins, there’s a new nanny in town. Mrs McLachlan’s hired to sort out the strange and mysterious Strega-Borgia family. She has her work cut out dealing with both the children and the parents, not to mention beasts in the basement. This is a Scottish clan in crisis and only a super nanny can come to their rescue. It’s a strange tale that mixes tradition and new technology into a bizarre brew that could have come straight from a Scottish cauldron. Little Shop of Hamsters (Goosebumps Horrorland) R.L. Stine The Goosebumps series does exactly what it says on the tin. Here’s one of our favourite titles in which Sam, who’s desperate to have a pet, starts work in a pet shop. He soon discovers that hamsters may be small, but they’re not always

cute. For anyone who enjoyed ‘Bunnicula’, the vampire bunny has nothing on these evil furballs. Be careful what you wish for… and don’t forget to check the hamster cage before you go to sleep. Kiss of Death Malcolm Rose A school trip goes very wrong when twins Kim and Seth and their friend Wes visit Eyam: a community that was wiped out by the Black Death. Kim and Wes decide to take coins (one of which happens to be cursed) from the bottom of a well in the village only to have the theft come back to haunt them. When the boys are struck down with what looks like the plague, it’s Seth to the rescue. It brings new meaning to the phrase ‘take nothing but photographs’. The Boy Who Haunted Himself Terry Deary A bizarre story of an experiment that goes somewhat awry, the shy and retiring Peter Stone becomes possessed by a spirit from the past. He faces an epic internal struggle to regain his body and mind. This is a chilling tale, with a sting at the end. Paul McKenna fans: be warned.


R.M.Smith Fencing Ltd Local Family Business Established 1963

FENCING

All types supplied and erected

GATES

in standard or made to measure bespoke designs

GATE AUTOMATION RAILINGS and much, much more..........

Our work is guaranteed.....QualiďŹ ed staff.....49 years of experience

Present this advertisement to receive

10% OFF your order and free disposal of existing fencing This offer relates to the sale of any products or services offered with a minimum spend of ÂŁ50.00 and is valid until the 31st January 2013.

See us on our website or call us on.........

01425 476617 www.smith-fencing.co.uk

E-mail: enquiries@smith-fencing.co.uk

Fax: 01425 476610

Duck Island Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3AA


6

ROUNDABOUT

ROUNDABOUT VERWOOD RINGWOOD & FORDINGBRIDGE

PAST and PRESENT

Edmondsham Road looking towards Eastworth

E

astworth Farmhouse was in a dilapidated state when Fred Sims of Springfield and Manor Roads, son of Robert Sims, potter of Newtown Road, took up the tenancy in the early 20th century around the time the photo above was taken. Fred enjoyed “tinkering with houses” though his wife and daughter were initially appalled when shown where they were to live. The water from the well under the kitchen floor was undrinkable and, as Fred sank about ten wells without success, they had to go over the road to a thatched cottage to fetch all their requirements. Eventually though, Fred restored it as a beautiful family home and bought it and the surrounding land from the Somerley Estate when it was auctioned in 1919. It was lived in by members of his family for many years after his death in 1934, in particular his unmarried daughter Gertrude who acted as accountanat for the family firm of Sims Builders which carried on Fred’s work. She had a fascinating fund of

Early 1900’s information about the farm and the general history of the area. Fred also enlarged the narrow track opposite the farm laying the bed on heather which does not rot, cutting away a hilly part and filling in further down. It was originally called Sandy Lane but as there was another road of this name in Verwood it was later changed to Eastworth Road. Fred did this in order to have a shortcut to take his milk to the station. The house and its outbuildings have now been converted into very attractive holiday cottages. Today’s roundabout has changed this view almost beyond recognition but is still just recognisable by the angle of the house which is also almost hidden by over 100 years of tree and vegetation growth seen in the enlargement below.

September 2012

Copyright © Jill Coulthard. Extract from “Verwood Village to Town”

To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


7

PHILIP MOSES Chartered Surveyors

01202 814028

web: www.mosessurvey.com email: phil@mosessurvey.com

Registered Valuer Expert Witness

RICS Homebuyer Reports Building Surveys

Commercial Valuations Residential Valuations

Philip Moses, MRICS, 3A Edmondsham Road, The Crossroads, Verwood, Dorset BH31 7PA

Tel: 07595 894875

STUNNING WINDOW BLINDS TO ENHANCE YOUR HOME BL

f: R

re

te

uo

10 % Q

D

M

isc

ou 1 n t

Perfect Fit Approved Installer 2 Year Guarantee on all blinds FREE measure and FREE fitting NEVER BEATEN ON QUALITY OR PRICE Call David Slate to arrange a home visit

Your LOCAL choice - Est. in Verwood 1992

blindwise

01202 826584 www.blindwise.com

We also repair all types of wood/UPVC windows & doors.

We supply and install NEW UPVC Doors, Windows & Conservatories.

Covering Verwood, Ringwood & Fordingbridge areas. 01202 824475

For more details see www.ampmglazing.co.uk

Plastics Window Federation

Call us on Freephone 08000 351898

(Verwood based) or email: info@ampmglazing.co.uk

RJC Domestic Plumbing Services Ltd From a dripping tap to a complete bathroom refurbishment and everything inbetween. Leak detection and repairs. Hot water cylinders. Oil fired central heating. Fully qualified, references available.

Call Robin on: 01202 825800 or email: rjcplumbing@aol.com www.rjcdomesticplumbing.co.uk

Peter Millin

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

20 years experience. Professional and reliable service. .....................................

Horton, Verwood, Cranborne & Witchampton area .....................................

01258 841488 or 07775 621516

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


8

MILLERS SAUNDERS CARPENTRY SERVICES We design, supply, fit & finish kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, studies and general carpentry.

Call Eddie on 01202 813377 or 0771 2886647 Based in Verwood www. .com

ANTIQUES

Large stocks of antiques & decorative items. Restoration of furniture undertaken. Netherbrook House 86 Christchurch Road Ringwood BH24 1DR

Tel: 01425 472062

www.millers-antiques.co.uk

AGFA FITNESS CIRCLE NOW COMPLETE

stalled by Active Games For All in March this year provided the incentive he needed. Since then he has modified his diet and exercised regularly with the result that within 3 months he had lost half-a-stone. Now recovering from a recent cataract operation, Alan is back into the swing of exercising regularly. When he first started exercising he managed 15 on the Pull-Down exerciser, but now he does 40, then switches to another item before returning to do another 25!

T

he circle of fitness equipment in the Verwood Memorial Recreation Ground is complete with the two temporary items now finally replaced with the Skier and the Space Walker as described on the instruction board. Here, regular exerciser, Alan Sibley tries out the pull-down exerciser. Now in his 70s, Alan decided he wanted to lose some weight and the Fitness Equipment in-

Alan hopes others will join him between 9.30 and 10 each morning, so it is a more sociable occasion – you can contact Alan on alan@biggamefishing.co.uk . The Active Games For All Partnership has been delighted at the amount the equipment is being used by all ages and hopes that those who are thinking about skiing holidays will make good use of the new Skier. For those who are still a bit shy, why not take up Alan’s invitation?

Dorset Police Male Voice Choir raise lots of coppers for AGFA!

T

he Dorset Police Male Voice Choir gave a wonderful concert in the Verwood Methodist Church on Saturday 21st July and raised £1,228 for Active Games For All towards their fund for a Multi-Use Games Area. The photo shows AGFA Executive members with their conductor, Dr Jane Oakland and Verwood’s Mayor, Cllr Simon Gibson who was a founder member of AGFA, surrounded by the choir.

To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


9

Barrington Theatre

Entertainment & Leisure for all The Barrington Centre, Penny’s Walk,Ferndown, (Opp Tesco) Junk Official Ltd presents:

Fresh from a Summer Season on Blackpool’s North Pier. Winners of Sky TV’s ‘Don’t Stop the Music’

FRIGHT NIGHT

THE MOST EXCITING SHOW ON THE PLANET! Hilarious dance routines, harmonized singing, talented percussion. “One of the most original acts I’ve ever seen!” - Amanda Holden

Friday 12 October - 7.30pm. Tickets £19 Concs. £17 Students £15. Theatre Bar open

The Silver Fox presents:

THE BORN ULTIMATE IN THE DREAM ROCK with MAGNA ROSE USA SPECTACULAR support from

BLACK WATER COUNTY and ROUGH COLOUR

An evening of Rock for under 18s only

Tuesday 30 October 7.30pm-10.30pm Tickets £5.00 (not available on the door)

Re-live the 70s, 80s & 90s with classics from Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Foreigner, Toto, Van Halen, Journey and a whole lot more...

Friday 9 November - 8pm Tickets £19.50 Concs £19 FCA friends £18.50 Theatre Bar open

BOX OFFICE: 01202 894858 (Open Mon-Fri 9.00am - 5pm. Saturdays 9.00am - 4.00pm.) Barrington Centre Tokens - the ideal gift for Birthdays & Anniversaries. www.barringtoncentre.co.uk FREE evening parking.

LOCAL CENTRES for THEATRE, CINEMA, CONCERTS and the ARTS VERWOOD 01202 828740 www.thehubverwood.co.uk

THE HUB BARRINGTON THEATRE TIVOLI THEATRE LAYARD THEATRE LIGHTHOUSE REGENT CENTRE ODEON UCI

Pennys Walk, FERNDOWN 01202 894858 www.barringtoncentre.co.uk 19 – 27 West Borough, WIMBORNE 01202 885566 www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk Canford School, Canford Magna WIMBORNE 01202 847525 www.canford.com Kingland Road, POOLE 08700 668701 www.lighthousepoole.co.uk High Street, CHRISTCHURCH 01202 499199 www.regentcentre.co.uk Salisbury 0871 2244007 www.odeon.co.uk BOURNEMOUTH 0871 2244007 TOWER PARK, POOLE 0870 0102030

THE MAYFLOWER BIC PAVILION SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE VERWOOD HEATHLAND HERITAGE CENTRE WALFORD MILL CRAFT CENTRE

Commercial Road, SOUTHAMPTON 023 8071 1811 www.the-mayflower.com Westover Road, BOURNEMOUTH West Promenade, www.bic.co.uk Malthouse Lane, SALISBURY 01722 320333, www.salisburyplayhouse.com Ringwood Road, VERWOOD www.heritage.verwood.org Stone Lane, WIMBORNE 01202 841400, www.walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


10

T he Blashford Bulletin Things to look out for in the coming months at the Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, Ibsley.

A

utumn has arrived and lots of our winter residents have returned and settled back in to life on the nature reserve. As we progress further towards winter the lakes will start to look very busy indeed as they become packed full of ducks. On the lakes look out for the goldeneye, goosander, shoveler, pochard, wigeon and also our smallest UK duck the teal. Most of these birds will have spent the summer in northern and Eastern Europe and have migrated south west to spend a milder winter here with us. Some pochard may have travelled from as far away as Russia. Goldeneye drake

From November it can be possible to see a modest sized starling murmeration over Ivy lake and sometimes north of Ibsley water as dusk falls. Our starling population is boosted by winter migrants and the starlings gather together, flying like a shoal of fish in the air before settling down to roost in the protection of the reed beds. They won’t be safe for long however if our other popular winter visitor returns. From December we will usually receive our first sightings of the bittern and starlings feature highly on their menu!

tors ask how to tell them Great white egret and little egret apart from the little egrets so hopefully the photograph attached with the two species standing side by side will help! Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust will be running guided birdwatching As the alder cones open to walks throughout the autumn reveal their seeds look out for and winter so check out our flocks of siskin feeding at the website at the bottom of the tops of the trees. This autumn you can eat page for dates and times. a tree too! The fungi fanatics amongst us For the secyear know autumn ond is also a good running we time to look for are holding mushrooms and our popular Blashford is as ‘Eat a Tree’ on good a spot as event any with its wet S a t u r d a y Octowoodland sup- 6th Walk, porting quite an ber. array of fungi to talk, nibble spot. The bril- and sip your liant thing with way around fungi is that B l a s h f o r d Siskin is can be there one day and Lakes on a gone the next, so you never short walk know what to expect! Our fa- to discover some of the ways vourite is the fairytale toadstool that our woodland plants have made their way into our kitchthe fly agaric. ens. Places are limited so booking is essential.

We have a resident great white egret that has been returning to the reserve each winter for the last 9 years. Some visiHampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Protecting wildlife. Inspiring people.

Fly agaric

The Blashford Lakes Project is a partnership between Sembcorp Bournemouth Water, New Forest District Council and Wessex Water. The reserve is managed by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, a charity that aims to protect local wildlife and inspire people. For information on upcoming events visit our website: www.hwt.org. uk or phone: 01425 472760. For up-to-date wildlife information visit our blog: blashfordlakes.wordpress.com.


11

M Jackson Plumbing & Heating INSTALLATION  SERVICING  REPAIR Gas safe registered engineer Specialising in……. • Boiler servicing • Boiler changes • System and controls upgrades • Unvented hot water cylinders • Fault finding • Landlords records • Power flushing using magna cleanse Also all plumbing works undertaken from new hot water cylinders to leaky taps

Local authority approved contractor also featuring on Verwood & Three legged Cross neighbourhood watch recommended traders list.

Verwood based covering East Dorset, West Hampshire, Bournemouth and Poole. Free no obligation quotes available on request.

Contact: Mike Jackson 01202 828095 / 07947 625294 email: Mikeverwood@gmail.com

CID2443 DORSET ELEC ADVERT 203981 2011

Local, family company with over 30 years experience. Help with all your electrical needs. Rewires. Downlighters. Fuseboards. Extra Sockets. Testing & Inspection.

Fire Alarm installation and servicing. Beautiful colour garden lighting. PART P APPROVED

For a FREE estimate and advice

Tel: 01202 658471 OR Mobile: 07779 430525 OR e-mail sales@dorsetelectricalandfirealarms.co.uk visit www.dorsetelectricalandfirealarms.co.uk

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts

14/9/11


12

Roundabout Coffee Time General Knowledge Crossword 1

EORRR

ACIOW

CDHGL

AEHII

EMNNR

GGITY

4

5

6

8

12

13 14

15

16

17

18

19

20 21

22 23

24 25

16. Pearl-producing shellfish (6) 18. Mythical monster said to live in watery places like swamps (6) 19. Drill used to shape or enlarge holes (6) 20. Formal school or college balls held at the end of a year (5)

↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

Units of

Units of Measurement Measurement 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Angle Electric charge Electric potential Electrical resistance Energy Frequency Illuminance Pressure Radioactivity Temperature

©Puzzlepress.co.uk

11

10

Solution page 38

9

Drop Down

ABCOR

3 7

The letters to the left belong in the squares immediately to the right, but not necessarily in the given order. When entered correctly, they reveal the names of five hobbies and pastimes, reading downwards.

2

Solution page 38

Solution page 38

Across 1. Integers (6) 7. Member of an ancient Jewish sect around the time of Christ (8) 8. Hawaiian garland of flowers (3) 9. Fluid in the mouth (6) 10. Shared on-line journal (4) 11. Song used to praise the Deity (5) 13. Dog of mixed breed (7) 15. Dogmatism (7) 17. Yellow fossil resin (5) 21. Organs of locomotion and balance in fishes (4) 22. Dark brownish-red colour (6) 23. Sweet potato (3) 24. Ribbon-like intestinal parasite (8) 25. Sharpshooter (6) Down 1. Small measure (usually of food such as custard) (6) 2. Japanese woman trained to entertain men (6) 3. Country, capital Madrid (5) 4. Principal bullfighter (7) 5. Military knapsack (6) 6. Oil used as fuel in lamps (8) 12. Curved oriental sword (8) 14. Deep red (7)

Choosing from below, can you work out which units of measurement you would use to measure the things above? Becquerel Coulomb Hertz Joule Kelvin

Lux Ohm Pascal Radian Volt

©Puzzlepress.co.uk

To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


13

Would you like your leaflets or flyers delivered DISTRIBUTION door to door with

LEAFLET

an’s Kitchens i r B From design to installation a service you can depend on. Let me bring the showroom to you.

Westyou forlike more Would your details leaflets or flyers 01425 485194 delivered door to E: sue@roundaboutmags.com door with this popular local magazine by reliable adult deliverers? Areas covered: Verwood, Ringwood, St Ives, St Leonards, Ashley Heath, Ashley, Hightown, Poulner, Avon Castle*. *Different rates - call for details.

The kitchen is the hub of most people’s homes whether large or small, together we will make the best use of the space with innovative ideas and designs to give you the kitchen of your dreams.

Create the ultimate Bedroom or unique Bathroom from a wide range of styles, using contemporary, traditional or bespoke designs.

FFER O L A I C E ts SP A5 leafle 5000

+VAT £2, D7e9 t sign, Prin

includes ibution. & Distr Contact

Sue West for more details

01425 485194

Very competitive rates E: sue@roundaboutmags.co.uk

I offer the complete service including planning, tiling, fitting or supply only. Mobility needs Using personal experience & understanding. Please call Brian Pugh on: 0782 5004258 or Tel/Fax 01425 654741 For your free no pressure home consultation

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


14

Rocky Relationships by Christina Hunt

R

elationships are like pieces of clay which can be worked upon and remodelled at any time. Long-term relationships can be a struggle for most of us. Often they become power struggles; both parties can lose their independence. This can result, among other things, in endless arguments, silent withdrawals, one party feeling stuck the other resentful, it can even lead to affairs and divorce. If a couple has children, the stress on the relationship is intensified. For the relationship to become stronger there needs to be: • • • •

emotions which underpin relationships. Working with the Relationship Revealer enables Christina to be able to read and understand clients’ repressed emotions and help them to gain back their power and communicate successfully. One session may all be that is needed to help!

an awakening of ‘what really is’ a willingness for change a ‘knowledge’ of what a person wants out of life an understanding of what is required to communicate successfully

Relationships between family members and between friends may also show an imbalance of power. There are many different ways to address these situations and help maintain a healthy standpoint. This does not necessarily mean ending the relationship or giving in to someone else’s will. At Rocky Relationships a unique counselling tool has been developed by Counsellor and CBT Therapist Christina Hunt to encourage people to ‘awaken’ to their relationships. The Relationship Revealer© is a psychological and spiritual exercise which reveals the motivations, behaviours and

Registered Umbrella Body for the Criminal Records Bureau For those who have unsupervised contact with children under 18 years and vulnerable adults there is a requirement to undergo a CRB check. We offer a full service for both Standard and Enhanced Disclosures. Contact: Veronica Huxford at 1st Ace Ltd Tel: 07778 336561 To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


15

For all your Payroll Requirements

SALES SERVICE REPAIRS HIRE

42 Southampton Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1JD.

Tel: 01425 461333 w: www.payrollperfection.co.uk

or Mobile: 07909 522990 atobmobility@btconnect.com www.atobmobility.com

NEW BUILD REFURBISHMENT EXTENSIONS LOFT CONVERSIONS CONSERVATORIES ALTERATIONS ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING KITCHENS & BATHROOMS

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


16

Mike's Motors By Mike Wattam

Evoque Epoch Vintage 2012

I

t’s mind-boggling to attempt to understand the evolution of the original ‘Landie’ into the car road tested this month. In the post-war Midlands, Maurice Wilks could see many ways in which he could improve upon the wartime Willys’ Jeep he was using on his farm, and with his brother who was in charge at Rover in 1947, designed the ‘Landie’ which reached production in 1948. The series 1 was a comfortless but rugged go-anywhere working tool which could literally be repaired in the bush using simple materials available in an ironmongers shop. You could make a new door in a few hours if you had access to a sheet of aluminium, or weld in a new lump of chassis. It took the world by storm and soon the Rover plant at Solihull was pumping them out day and night. They had a rather similar design breakthrough with the Range Rover in 1970 which similarly took the world by storm. Now the Evoque. Land Rover describe the Evoque as a ‘crossover’ and it is, in the way that the Range Rover is ready to climb walls while being one of the most luxurious limousines inside. They have packed the same principles, style, engineering and quality into a small-

er, cutting edge package. It becomes only the second Land Rover to truly earn the ‘Range Rover’ badge. Open any door and you can see and feel it, this car is special. And the public agree, not only are the orderbooks full and the plant working flat-out to meet demand, but it is already highly fashionable in the way the original Austin Mini was. It has given ‘banger’ drivers the aspiration to something much more sophisticated and inspired owners of other manufacturers 4x4’s. But does it deliver? Open the doors and a sumptuous interior meets you, the more expensive version seats have leather in abundance, while cheaper versions feature high quality cloth and all have armchair seats with plenty of side and back support. The internal design has that expansive, expensive look and can range from discrete to bling according to your specification. Instruments and controls appear to be carved from the solid and everything you need falls very neatly to hand. I had been sceptical of the steeply rising window line which gives the car its ‘signature’ look and believed the view out especially for rear seat passengers would be compromised. Not so, you sit high and this is good for vision all round - it will never be easy to clout your own gate-post! Fire it up and the engine settles down to a subdued purr – even the diesel – and only wanton acceleration will remind aurally that you are using fuel. The high output petrol

engine in the ‘Dynamic’ is truly powerful and easily gives over 30mpg while 60 comes up in only 7 seconds – performance enough for anybody on today’s crowded roads. The more modestly specified 2 wheel drive ‘Pure’ with the Peugeotderived eco-diesel, stop-start and manual gearbox impresses with 10.6 seconds and startling economy of over 50mpg when driving with restraint. So, Evoque is fleet and frugal. The drive is excellent. Smoothness and insulation over lumpy English roads is top-notch, while body control in

fast bends and slow corners is above reproach. The steering is full of feel, responsive and accurate. Take great pleasure in driving something really special. Problems? The starting price from around £29,000 is just where the most obvious ‘volume’ competitors top out. Yet this car simply inhabits a different planet, so direct comparison is futile. Will it join my stable? Yes, but I do need a sponsor!


17

DLH MOTs & Repairs Servicing & Repairs Brakes & Clutches Tyres & Exhausts Air Conditioning Breakdown/Recovery Diagnostics

Cars & Commercials Family Run . rs for over 30 Yea onal

y Pers For a Qualit Service call

0 01202 82747

.co.uk www.dlhcars Close, ty er Lib , Unit 27 ial Park, str du In ge Woolsbrid Cross, BH21 6SY ed Three Legg

M.O.T CENTRE Old Barn Farm Road

Cars, Campers, Mini Buses, Vans & Trucks

Ringwood Road

DLH

(Up to 3500Kgs)

Horseboxes.

Covering Verwood, Ringwood & Ferndown areas

1/2 price MOT

SAVE ÂŁ27.40 with this voucher

Valid until 21st December 2012

on all class 4 cars

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts

Photocopies not accepted.


18

TRAVEL

Discover the Canal du Midi in the South of France

Canal du Midi

I

n 1996, the Canal du Midi became the first canal in the world to receive World Heritage status, as one of the ‘greatest engineering feats of modern times’ and ‘outstanding landscape fashioned by man’. Designed to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean across south west France, it had been planned since Roman times but work did not start until 1667, taking 14 years and 15,000 people to complete. Sadly, the engineer Pierre Paul Riquet passed away just months before the royal barge opened the first stretch in his native town of Béziers, in 1681. From Toulouse, where it joins the Canal de Garonne, to the vast Etang de Thau on the Mediterranean, the 245 km long waterway is dotted with over 300 supporting structures, including bridges, locks and canal aqueducts invented by Riquet to cross streams and rivers. The canal tunnel in Malpas was also a world’s first, completed in secret in just a week before the authorities had a chance to find out. They had refused permission on safety grounds. The tunnel remains one of the highlights along the route, rivalled only by Fonserannes, a

steep staircase of seven locks and now a listed monument. For 200 years or so, the canal brought wealth to the region, encouraging agriculture, trade and related business, from boat yards to inns. It was the cheapest way to transport people and goods since a single barge could carry the equivalent of 125 ox-driven carts. Having turned down the canal because of the cost, the town of Carcassonne soon realised its mistake and agreed eventually to finance a diversion. Inevitably, the advent of the railway brought commercial trade to an end but right across Languedoc, the Canal du Midi is alive and well, an integral part of the landscape, meandering past lock-keepers’ cottages, hill top castles and red-roofed villages nestling among vineyards and sunflower fields. Fed by reservoirs from the Black Mountain, or foothills of the central range, shaded by plane trees, pines and cypresses which stabilise the banks and preserve moisture, it’s a peaceful haven for holiday barges, yachts and cruisers. Fishermen doze on the banks, swans and ducks nest in the reeds and the old tow path doubles up as a cycling and

walking trail. For those who cruise along the canal, there is plenty of excitement, working the locks, ducking under low bridges, heading into the tunnel, and plenty to see, from Marseillan and the nearby oyster beds to the medieval walled town of Carcassonne, the largest in Europe, or Toulouse, the vibrant ‘pink city’ basking on the banks of the Garonne. There are picturesque harbours along the way, Castelnaudary, Le Somail, Capestang, wine tasting cellars, flower-draped inns, nature reserves, home to peacock butterflies and 200 species of birds, and glistening lagoons where flamingos feed among the islands. In Port Lauragais, the Pierre Paul Riquet Centre is dedicated to the history of the canal while at the nearby Seuil de Naurouze, the highest point on the route and the watershed between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, an obelisk has been erected in Riquet’s honour. There is no better place to celebrate this local genius, an engineer with amazing vision but also a caring man who introduced sick pay and rest days for his workers, centuries ahead of his time. by Solange Hando

To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


19

New Showroom Open - 7 Edmondsham Rd, Verwood

E HOM S T VISI ve E Day /

ORDER NOW FOR CHRISTMAS

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


20

Local Clubs and Societies

THE DORSET WOODTURNERS ASSOCIATION

RINGWOOD ANTIQUES CLUB

TILAD “There is a life after a death”

OVER 50’S SINGLES CLUB

Meet in the Verwood Area on first Wednesday of the month. 7.15pm-9.30pm. Contact : Trevor Pogson, Chairman on 07825 093832 or Ann Hilton, Secretary on 01202 823212 This friendship/bereavement group meets every Wednesday 2.30-4.30pm in the Community Rooms at Lake Road Surgery. Contact founder: Soozi Cooper 01725 517272

VERWOOD EVENING TG

Meet at Greyfriars Community Centre, 4th Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm for 7.30pm New members & visitors welcome Membership and programme details 01425 474008 / 01425 473473

Is for like minded people to meet together and make new friends and are looking for new members as well as existing members. The club meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at The Swans, Morrison’s Car Park,Verwood, Contact Sue on 07889668313.

We meet at The Methodist Church Hall, Vicarage Rd, Verwood at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of the month. For information please contact: Carol Weaver 01202 822201

CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION

VERWOOD EVENING W.I.

HARDY PLANT SOCIETY (Dorset Group)

Meets in the United Reformed Church Hall, Manor Road, on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm except August when we have our summer break. Contact our President 01202 824781

VERWOOD ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY.

Verwood & Three Legged Cross Branch The Branch holds regular social functions. Contact Mrs Denise Pugh 01202 824549 Meets in Memorial Hall, Colehill, every month to hear first-class speakers. Non-members welcome Contact Barbara 01202 882590 for dates and details.

DORSET STITCHERS

We meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm. in the URC Hall Manor Road. Contact. Corinne Roberts 01202 821416 or Janet Stride on 01725 517434

Meets every other Thursday at the Methodist Church Hall, £2 per evening includes refreshments. Contact Marilyn Fisher 01202 814212.

VERWOOD SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB

Come and enjoy a social afternoon - you do not have to be a churchgoer. We meet alternate Tuesdays at 2.30pm for talks etc Contacts Valerie Smith 01202 823993 or Anne Hughes 01202 823327

(Verwood Youth Centre) Short Mat bowls is a scaled down version of indoor bowling seen on television. Thursday 2pm – 5pm Friday 7pm – 10pm. Contact Mike Poulter 01202 826568 all ages welcome

RINGWOOD NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Indoor meetings throughout the Winter months, 2nd & 4th Thursdays at Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood. Visitors & new members welcome.Contact Tony 01202 827294

VERWOOD ROTARY CLUB

Meet each Tuesday evening at Crane Valley Golf Club. We welcome new members. Contact our secretary: Trevor Buck on 01202 821387

VERWOOD FRIENDSHIP CLUB

meets on the first Thursday of the month from 2.00 – 4.00pm at Meadow Court, Newtown Lane, Verwood. All our members, whilst elderly are full of fun and friendship. Contact: Neil Best 01202 814059

VERWOOD ORGAN & KEYBOARD SOCIETY We meet monthly, usually the last Wednesday in the month, at the Hub at 7.30pm. Admission £5 for Non members. Secretary: Janetta Lakin 01202 822936

THREE LEGGED CROSS WHIST CLUB

This club meets on Wednesday afternoons and play commences at 2.00pm. Contact – Enid Coates - 01202 827096

VERWOOD PANTOMIME SOCIETY

The Society hold rehearsals in September for a show at the Hub in January. Members also meet throughout the year for various social events. Contact: Sue Gardiner 01202 825731

THREE LEGGED CROSS SHORT MAT BOWLS

Meet at Three Legged Cross Village Hall Friday afternoons 2pm-5pm Friday evenings 7pm-9.30pm Contact: Peter Turnham 01202 823440

CRANE ATHLETIC INVESTMENT CLUB

With a modest level of success we like to keep our investments as diverse as possible and therefore would welcome new members with fresh ideas. Contact: Secretary: Bob Tutton 01202 841871

VERWOOD FRIENDS OF THE BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Monthly visits by coach (Wednesdays) to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and also to concerts at Lighthouse Poole during the winter season. Call 01202 824959

VERWOOD MEMORIAL HALL

2 halls for hire Tel: 01202 828943 (answer phone) Bookings now being taken for 2012 - 2014.There is now availability for regular Friday afternoon & evening bookings.

VERWOOD METHODIST CHURCH WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP VERWOOD PROBUS CLUB

Monthly meetings - 3rd Tuesday at noon in Crane Valley Golf Club for lunch and then a speaker. Membership enquiries welcomed from local retired prof. & business men. Contact: Secretary 01202 822569

VERWOOD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Meet in Verwood Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on 1st Thursday of each month with more details on our website: www.verwoodhs.co.uk Contact: Mr Ron Johnstone 01202 814376

VERWOOD UNIVERSITY OF THE 3RD AGE

Welcomes retired and semi retired people to take part in our groups and classes of social and educational interest. Contact: Brian Hawkins on 01202 829924

VERWOOD STROKE CLUB

Are you a stroke survivor or a carer, then join our group at the Community Room, Lake Road Surgery, Verwood from 10am to 12 noon every last Wednesday of the month. Contact Diane Collins 01202 822013 or Bryan Jaffrey 01202 829854

EAST DORSET NATIONAL TRUST ASSOC’N

Over 65 talks, functions, outings and special events held throughout the year in Verwood, West Moors and Ferndown. Contact Membership Secretary: Janet Matthews 01202 855001

VERWOOD AFTERNOON TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD

Meets at the Memorial Hall, Verwood, on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm Visitors and New Members welcome. Various indoor activities, outings and visits to the theatre. Contact Jean Honey 01202 827339.

VERWOOD BOWLING CLUB

(Moorlands Road) First class facilities aimed to encourage the sport of bowling at all levels. Anyone interested in finding out more please contact Geoff Finn on 01202 824945, or just come along.

VERWOOD & THREE-LEGGED CROSS TWINNING ASSOC.

Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from October to March from 7.30 to 10pm Contact: Terry Bright 01202 822959

CRANBORNE BOWLING CLUB

Would love to have more members. All Welcome. A friendly atmosphere, quite good facilities and an even better reception! 12-4pm. Details from Mary Edge 01202 829217

VERWOOD CHORAL SOCIETY

We rehearse Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the St Michael’s Church. Contact Charmaine Crossley 01202 826050

More overleaf f PLEASE NOTE: For inclusion on the Club Pages, copy must be submitted as an email and/or as an attached MS Word or Works doc. Due to the popularity of these pages publication is currently on a rotational basis. There is now a nominal charge of £36 inc vat per year for 1. new applications and 2. current club advertisers IF you want to ensure your club details appears in EVERY edition of this magazine.


Local Clubs and Societies VERWOOD FLOWER CLUB

Meets at the Memorial Hall, Verwood on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. New members & visitors always welcome. For more information contact Rees McKay on 01202 820764

THE JENNY PORTER SINGERS

Annual Spring concert and a Christmas performance and sing for clubs and associations throughout the year. We are 26 ladies who like to sing for our own, and hopefully, other people's pleasure! Contact Mo on 01202 826134 or Sarah on 01202 884248.

THREE LEGGED CROSS W.I.

Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in Three Legged Cross Village Hall, between West Moors & Verwood. Contact Audrey Webb 01202 828572

VERWOOD EVERGREEN CLUB

Meet Every Tuesday at 2pm in The Hub, Verwood. Alternate weeks Whist and Bingo. Occasional Entertainment New Members Welcome Contact Phyl: 01202-824656

BETHEL CHAPEL

40, Ringwood Road, Verwood. 10.30 am Coffee Mornings with Gospel Songs & Testimonies. 1st Wednesday in the month except August. Contact Rosemary: 01202-822655

VERWOOD BRIDGE CLUB.

We meet on Wednesdays at 6.45PM in The United Reformed Church Hall, Manor Rd.. For further details please contact either 01202 813476 or 01202 821355.

CRANBORNE LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

21

THE BRACKEN CO. OF ARCHERS.

Based in the grounds of Cranborne Middle School in E Dorset. We shoot on Sunday mornings, Tuesday & Thursday evenings in the summer months also shoot indoors in the winter. For info. www.dorsetarchery.co.uk

VERWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Meets in the St. Michael & All Angels Parish Centre, Manor Road, Verwood on 3rd Tuesday of each month, Sept. to May (not Dec.) Contact Trevor Gilbert on 01202 824176

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH,

Manor Road, VERWOOD. COFFEE STOP Every Saturday 10 - 11.30 am. Homemade cakes, scones and second-hand books weekly. Fairtrade stall monthly. Charity events as advertised ALL WELCOME

DORSET SOUTH AFRICAN CLUB

Outdoor and indoor activities: braais, boat cruise, walks, barn dance, darts, South African dinners. Camaraderie! fun! Contact Phillipa 01202-740265

ANGLO ITALIAN SOCIETY

Meet at Greyfrairs Community Centre on the 1st Monday evening of the month for illustrated talks in ENGLISH on a variety of Italian topics. Contact : Hazel on 01425 476091

THREE LEGGED CROSS LINE DANCING

Meet at the Village Hall. Mondays 8—10.30pm.. All levels, ages & sexes welcome. Contact Geoff Green 01202 825386

VERWOOD & DISTRICT RAMBLING CLUB

Meets in Cranborne Village Hall on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. Visitors & new members welcome Contact Chris Bright 01725 517584 or e-mail clhs@mypostoffice.co.uk

Keep fit, have fun & meet new people. We have walks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & alternate Fridays/Saturdays. For more details visit our website or call John Wadge 01202 822874

THE LOYAL ACORN BRANCH OF ODDFELLOWS

MUSIC FOR THE MIND

.Oddfellows is one of the oldest and friendliest societies in the world. For further details contact Flo Munro 01202 820965, Loyal Acorn Lodge. The Oddfellows - making friends, helping people.

◄ More overleaf

At the United Reformed Church, Verwood. 4th Monday in the Month at 10.30am. Singing meeting for people with memory problems. Aim is to give carer & cared for quality time together. FREE. Call Carolyn Polden on 01725 517272 for more details.

Verwood Short Mat Bowls Club

A

lot of residents are unaware that Verwood has an outdoor Club and a Short Mat Club. Short Mat bowls is a scaled down version of indoor bowling seen on television and the Club meets at the Youth Centre on the Emmanuel School complex in Howe Lane, Verwood on Thursday’s from 2pm until 5pm and Friday’s from 7pm until 10pm. The 2011/2012 league season was very good for the Club with both its teams playing in the Dorset League gaining promotion. Bowls can be played by all ages providing you can hold and deliver a bowl safely so come along and give it a try. New members and beginners are always welcome just turn up at either of the sessions with flat bottomed shoes or slippers, the Club will provided the bowls, or ring the Club Secretary, Doug Kirby on 01202 814588.

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


22

Tricks of the Trade

Professional Make-Up Looks So you think you know how to apply your make-up? Then think again. We’ve got the best hints, tips and tricks to help you achieve a professional look, and fix some of those troublesome areas too. Tools of the Trade No make-up artist would be without a quality brush set. It provides all the tools needed to sculpt, conceal and enhance, whilst ensuring an even application of any product.

Eyeshadow brushes - recent make-up trends have dictated that the focus is on lips rather than eyes, however eye-shadow shouldn’t be overlooked. Swap dark shades for a neutral and natural palette and use your eye-shadow brushes to create definition.

Make-up brushes come in many shapes Always remember to contour the eye by and sizes, and each has its own job. The applying the lightest colour to the inner corners and under the brow bone, midmost essential are: colour to your socket and darkest shade to Foundation brush - this ensures that a the outer corners. totally flawless finish is created. It makes liquid foundation easy to apply and Lip brush – after trying a lip brush you won’t ever want to be without one. Defining guarantees an even covering. the lips is made easy, and colour looks even Concealer brush - allows for precision and natural. when concealing any blemish, dark circle Make-up brushes that are described as or imperfection. ‘natural’ or ‘bristle’ are often made from Powder brush - foundation should always squirrel, pony, sable or goat hair, so make be set with powder and this brush offers the sure they’re 100% cruelty free before you perfect covering. buy. Blusher brush - a good blusher brush will effortlessly sculpt the cheekbones and provide a well- blended hint of colour.

‘Synthetic’ brushes are often far cheaper and mimic the feel of natural bristle.

To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


23 ► Problem? No Problem

highlight the shadowy area underneath the puffiness to create balance and even out Professional make-up artists have a solution the look of the under-eye area. for any problem. Here are a few top tips. After applying foundation, use a lightUnder-Eye Dark Circles reflecting liquid concealer or highlighter Firstly, prepare the skin under the eyes with and apply just under the puffiness, where an eye gel. Using the correct brush, apply the shadowy area is being created, not concealer that’s two shades lighter than on the eye-bag itself. Blend by patting the your foundation - yellow toned versions product into the skin. work well on ivory/beige coloured skin - to the entire area. Use your finger to blend, Over-Plucked Eyebrows using a ‘tapping’ motion. Finding the right shape eyebrow for your face is essential, so take care not to overWhen you apply your foundation over an pluck. However, if your eyebrows are a little area that’s just been concealed, be sure sparse, there’s no need to worry, as you can to use the same ‘tapping’ motion that you create the look of naturally full brows by did to conceal it, otherwise you will just be using either eye-brow pencil or powder. wiping away the product and revealing the dark area. Mimic your natural brows by using featherlike strokes when you apply, and be sure Under-Eye Puffiness never to draw a straight or solid line. A common mistake that many women make is to try to disguise puffy eyes by using a Image - ‘Jenna Menard, Clinique Global Colour Artist creating a catwalk look.’ light coloured concealer. This only draws attention to the problem. The key is to by Helen Jane Taylor

FAYREWOOD FRAMES Est. 30 years

Your Local Picture Framer with adjoining

Photography Studio Passport Photos Open:Tues-Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 9am - 1pm

01202 822329 Behind the Post Office, Manor Road, Verwood

Glow Health & Beauty

Established Salon in Lymington ...and now in Verwood

Orbital Microdermabrasion and LED Light Therapy: £24 This new crystal free exfoliation technique is known as orbital exfoliation for superficial or deep exfoliation of the epidermis. Using a controlled method of exfoliation removes imperfections and impurities. Results are visible after just one treatment. Your complexion is left clearer, smoother and more youthful - £24.00. With Hydratone Mask - £35.00

ial y 20% off a course of Spec ctor 10 CACI non-surgical u d o r Int Offer! facelifts. Shellac Manicure £20 with Shellac Pedicure £40 My prices are highly competitive when compared against High Street Salons. For further information or FREE consultation & demo call Anne:

01202 820556 / 07795 341461 16 years experience glowhealthandbeauty@gmx.co.uk

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


24

DRUSILLA’S INN ....... REVISITED

I

t’s almost five years since we last reviewed Drusilla’s Inn just outside Horton when Gary and Nicky Watling had just taken over to begin the transformation of the reputation and fortunes of this lovely thatched country pub. Horton is situated on the boundary between the chalk downland of Cranborne Chase and the heathland of the New Forest and Drusillas Inn is a little hidden gem almost equidistant from Verwood and Wimborne found on the Horton Road with views of sheep grazing on rolling fields to the Horton Tower beyond. This Gothic red brick folly was said to have once been the tallest non-religious building in Britain and various descriptions seem to vary between five and seven stories! It’s use seems to have been lost in the mists of time but is reputed to have been built as an observatory by Humphrey Sturt in the early 1700’s. Today it discreetly hides mobile phone masts so it still has links with the heavens 300 years later! Prior to Drusilla’s, Gary and Nicky previously ran a successful Bistro in Ashurst and using this Horton Tower experience their intention at Drusilla’s was to offer simple, freshly made, locally sourced, seasonal food at sensible prices in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to the meals, all the sauces, purèes, and even the after dinner chocolates are all freshly made! Since it was such a beautiful warm September day we decided to do a lunch review and to see the pub on one of those rare occasions this year when the sun was shining! The garden at the front is an attractive, cottage style which sets off the thatched pub behind perfectly. My husband was very impressed with the stripey lawn!

Main Bar

The pub interior is split into 4 main areas. The main central bar with fires at each end, with the lounge bar leading off to the right followed by the Garden Room beyond which has recently been extended and can now cater for up to ninety. To the left of the main bar is the “Round Room” restaurant with it’s stunning vaulted oast house style roof feature which can cater for forty and has waitress service. All meal prices are the same wherever you choose to eat - nice and simple - we like that! An excellent selection of local real ales and ciders on tap together with a good choice of wines are available from the bar - my husband chose a pint of golden Westons Cheddar Valley The Round Room cider which looked a bit murky to me “but it’s supposed to” he explained. The menu changes depending on the season and what is available from local suppliers and we were still in time to catch the Summer Set Menu and the Summer A La Carte Menu. Since all the food is freshly cooked on the premises, the range of dishes is carefully selected depending what is in season but together with the specials board, there is always plenty of choice. All the sauces are flour free and about 90% of dishes are also gluten free which these days is so important for many diners. For starters my husband chose the deliciously light,


25 Creamed Ricotta & Chive Mousse from the Set Menu, generously topped with Smoked Salmon, accompanied by a Radish Dressing. Other choices included Duck Parfait with a Local Chutney, Chilled Melon with a Compote of Mulled Berries and Drusilla’s Soup with their Own Baked Bread. A basket of which appeared prior to the starters to tempt the tastebuds!

Seared Dived Scallops set on Apple Purèe & Black Pudding

I selected from the A La Carte Menu and ordered my favourite - Seared Dived Scallops set on Apple Purèe and Black Pudding which sounded like a tasty combination. Apparently dived scallops are hand selected by the diver rather than by the usual harvesting method of dredging which gives a drier and tastier scallop. Black pudding does seem to be appearing more on menus these days in unexpected combinations which I thoroughly approve of - since I am such a great fan. This was no exception and tasted as good as it looked and sounded! Main courses next and we swapped menus so my husband was allowed to choose from the A La Carte menu! Choices ranged from Char Grilled Fillet of Beef, Fillet of Sea Bass, Dorset Venison Steak to a delicious sounding Broad Bean and Blue Vinny Tagliatelli. The Venison was finally selected which was glazed with Blue Vinney and set on Celeriac Mash and Cranberry Jus. Mash, like Black Pudding is now combined with all sorts of delicious combinations and celeriac can certainly be recommended. As can the Char Grilled Dorset Pork set on Mustard and Rosemary Potato and coated with an Apricot Glaze which I chose from the Set Menu. One of four choices including a vegetarian Spiced Five Bean Cassoulet glazed

with Goats Cheese and topped with tossed Rocket. Both dishes came with a Melange of perfectly cooked Fresh Seasonal Vegetables. My husband reckoned that the Drusilla’s Sticky Toffee Pudding from the Summer A La Carte menu draped with Butterscotch and served with Honeycomb Ice Cream was probably one of the most delicious he had tried and he has certainly tried lots! A photo just wouldn’t do it justice he said! My Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad with a Light Raspberry Sorbet from the Set Menu was just as nice but much more restrained I thought. After our puddings we finally managed to grab a word with Gary who always seems to be rushed off his feet. Despite this he has somehow managed to find the time to come up with an exciting new venture for Drusilla’s which involves designing and building fully insulated, heated Shepherd Huts from scratch complete with all mod-cons and ensuite facilities and will be situated in the paddock at the rear of Drusilla’s to create a unique style of B & B accommodation! Using local workforce and materials, he hopes to have the huts ready for occupation in the newly landscaped Paddock for Spring 2013 together with a small shop selling local produce, a small flock of sheep in a pets corner and is even planning to plant his own orchard! Phew! Nicky also isn’t one to let the grass grow under her feet either (as it were!) and is gradually expanding her list of popular country pub walks from Drusilla’s including one to Horton Tower - the latest one being from Verwood and West Moors. Check the Fresh Seasonal Fruit Salad and Light Fruit Sorbet website for more details. Coffees arrived with a couple of Gary’s delicious Home Made Chocolates and after hearing about the up and coming French themed Beaujolais Nouveau evening on the 3rd Thursday in November, the regular music nights and all the other exciting current events, we wondered if there was anything left for Gary and Nicky to come up with in the next five years! But whatever happens, thanks to Gary and Nicky, Drusilla’s is certainly now back on the map!

Bo o ta kin ke g Se n s a e w fo ls eb r C o n sit h e f ri ow or st de m be tai a in ls s. g

A FREE Bottle of Wine for every table of 4 in November

when booked in advance - please quote code RMDR1. Excluding Beaujolais Evening but including weekends.

Call 01258 840297 to book.

www.drusillasinn.co.uk

Drusilla’s Inn, Wigbeth, Horton, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7JH The Management retains the right to change or withdraw any promotion at any time.


26 Time

Date

Event

WHAT’S ON

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2012

Fri 5 Oct

8pm

Sat 6 Oct

10am - 4pm

6 & 7 Oct

11am - 4pm

Sun 7 Oct Sun 7 Oct

7.30pm 7.30pm

Mon 8 Oct

2pm

Mon 8 Oct

7pm - 10pm

Wed 10 Oct 7.30pm Fri 12 Oct

7.30pm - 11pm

Sat 13 Oct

7.30pm

Sat 13 Oct

7.30pm

Sun 14 Oct

7pm

for meal or Wed 17 Oct 6pm 7.30pm for event Matinee 20 18 - 20 Oct 7.30pm, Oct 2.30pm Sat 20 Oct

8.30am (Sellers) 9.00am(Buyers)

Sat 20 Oct

7.30pm

Sun 21 Oct

-

Wed 24 Oct 8pm 24 - 26 Oct

Wed 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-7.30pm, Fri 10am-3.30pm

24 - 27 Oct

7.30pm

Sat 27 Oct

10am - 4pm

Sat 27 Oct

7.30pm

Sat 27 Oct

8.15pm (Open from 7pm)

27 -28 Oct

All Day

27 - 28 Oct

10am - 4pm

29, 30 Oct

2pm

Wed 31 Oct 9.30am – 12pm Wed 31 Oct 7.30pm 31 Oct - 3 Nov

7.30pm

Thu 1 Nov

7.30pm

*

Place See P.9 for contact details of many Local Entertainment Centres

Wishbone Ash - The true originators in modern Tivoli Theatre*, Wimborne rock music! £18 Ancient Harvest & Apple Day. See our Roman Ci- Ancient Technology Centre, Damerder Press in action. Bring bottles and apples and ham Rd, Cranborne, Dorset. BH21 press your own juice to take away. 5RP. 01725 517618 Adults £4.00, Children £2.00 www.ancienttechnologycentre.co.uk. Moors Valley Countryside Fair -This is a great event offering the chance to see a variety of both Moors Valley Country Park, near traditional and modern countryside skills and also Ringwood to have a go. Entry FREE, parking charges apply. Verwood Concert Brass. £8, U12 £4 The Hub, Verwood* SEAN HUGHES-Life Becomes Noises16+ only £16. Tivoli Theatre*, Wimborne Verwood U3A Monthly Meeting - the sensational Trisha Lewis, "spell-binding" one-woman theatri- Verwood United Reform Church, cal entertainer, actress, jazz singer, cabaret per- Manor Road, Verwood former, has toured nationally; non-members welcome, refreshments; also AGM Naomi House Fashion Show (7.30pm-8.30pm). Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road Then the opportunity to purchase clothes and raf- Ringwood BH24 1DW, Greyfriars Offle tickets. Please come and support us. fice 01425 472613. Verwood arts and craft society meeting- speaker United Reformed Church Hall, Mr. Alan White talk entitled Ceramics Manor Rd Verwood Wine Tasting & Dinner. £19.50 including 3 Course Verwood United Reform Church, Manor Road, Verwood dinner with wine served at each course. Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Rd, Cranborne, Dorset. BH21 ‘Agincourt’ Storytelling by Direct Theatre Peter 5RP. 01725 517618 Courtnay www.ancienttechnologycentre.co.uk. Saturday Dance Night with the Zoltans. Top The Hub, Verwood* swing and jump jive band. £10 (On the door £12) Martin Carthy, one of the most influential figures Forest Live, Fordingbridge Town Hall, www.forestlive.co.uk, 07980374971 in traditional British Music, £10. Swans, Morrison's Car Park, Pennine Over 50's Singles Club - Event to be Decided. £1 Way, Verwood, Dorset. BH31 6UL. on the door Sue 07889668313 Wimborne Drama Group presents "HAY FEVER" Tivoli Theatre*, Wimborne by Noel Coward. Adult £10, Matinee £8 Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Tabletop sale/ Craft Fair. Tables pre-booked are £5 Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Chris or £6 on the day Mudge 07972727536 Murder Mystery Dinner Dance and Show. £19.50, The Hub, Verwood* Adult Members Concession £18.00 Fun Run -KidsK, 5k or 10k. Fundraising for Julia's Bournemouth Seafront. 01202 644220 House, Lewis Manning & Forest Holm Hospices. or www.hospiceevents.org Ringwood Musical & Drama Society presents The Hub, Verwood* 'The Soiree'. £12 Rockbourne Fair. Around 90 stands, including Salisbury Racecourse. many exciting new stalls. Make a start on your www.rockbournefair.org.uk Christmas shopping. Adults £5, Children Free. Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents Lighthouse 21 Kingland Road, Poole, 'Iolanthe' - A satire on The House of Lords. Wed Dorset. BH15 1UG. 0844 406 8666. www.lighthousepoole.co.uk £12, Thurs - Sat £13. Conc. £11 (not Fri/Sat eve) Verwood arts and craft society exhibtion of crafts Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. and gift fayre Ringwood Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Ringwood, Hants. BH24 Ringwood & Burley Band Concert 1EY 01425 476188 The Blackledge Theatre, Godolphin Musical Production of 'Raffle & Olivia - A True Love Story'. Fundraising for the Stars Appeal. £30. School, Milford Hill, Salisbury. SP1 incl Pre-show Singapore Slings or Wine Canapes 2RA. Liz Connock 01425 651777 Around Wimborne Town Centre Wimborne Food Festival Ancient Technology Centre, Damerham Rd, Cranborne, Dorset. BH21 Roman Weekend. Open Weekend 5RP. 01725 517618 www.ancienttechnologycentre.co.uk. FILM: Ice Age 4: Continental Drift - Comedy AdThe Hub, Verwood* venture(U) Adults £4, U16 £2, Conc £3.50 Greyfriars, 44 Christchurch Road Charities Gift & Card Sale. Any charity welcome to Ringwood BH24 1DW. Gilliam Habbin book a table. 01425 472805 Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society presents Ian The Hub, Verwood* Griffin. Tickets £5 Ringwood School, Parsonage Barn Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society presents Lane, BH24 1SE. Tickets: 'CALENDAR GIRLS'. £9 07597771701 or www.rmds.org.uk. JOE BROWN and his Band - The Guvnor’s back! Tivoli Theatre*, Wimborne Pure Class! £22

Please note: Events & times might change - Confirm an event before travelling For more events and information please visit www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


27

ROCKBOURNE FAIR 2012 Salisbury Racecourse

‘with Christmas in mind’ 24th - 26th October 2012

Wednesday 24th 10am-5pm. Thursday 25th 10am-7.30pm (late night shopping) Friday 26th 10am-3.30pm. Free Parking. Entry Wed/Fri £5. Thu £5 (£3 after 4pm on Thursday) Children FREE. Students (12+) £1.50 www.rockbournefair.org.uk for more information

CHIROPODY

HOME VISITING SERVICE

CORNS...INGROWING NAILS...HARD SKIN...VERRUCAE (treatment by Cryosurgery)

Your first step to HEALTHY FEET! Charges: £22 per patient £19 each for 2 or more patients

07967 043939

(female operator) Health Professions Council Registered

Assoc. Chiropodist & Podiatrists / Receipts for HSA Members

Lots of NEW SESSIONS at Verwood Library. For more details drop in or call:

01202 822972

Hillside Community First School News

Olympic Celebrations

Sue Rae

H

illside Community First School pupils in Verwood have had a great end to their Olympic themed weeks with two torchbearers visiting the school. Sue Rae ran at Lyndhurst after being nominated by her daughter for her involvement with the East Dorset branch of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. She allowed all the pupils and staff to hold her torch and posed for photos.The buzz of excitment around school was amazing. The following day was also special as Proc-

Mrs Child & Andrew Pipe

tor & Gamble have donated £70 of playground games sports equipment as part of their Community Matters project. Mrs Child from P & G came to school to talk about the Olympics and brought along special guest Andrew Pipe from Bournemouth, who was a torchbearer and works for the company. He has raised lots of money for the Anthony Nolan Trust and many other charities. What an end to a great year at Hillside Community First School.

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


28 Time

Date

WHAT’S ON – CONT’D Event

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2012…. Continued

1 - 3 Nov

-

Sat 3 Nov

9am - 1pm

3 - 4 Nov

10am - 6pm

Mon 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov

7.15pm

Thu 8 Nov

8pm

Fri 9 Nov

7.30pm

*

Place

See P. 9 for contact details of many Local Entertainment Centres Wimborne Literary Festival with lots of interesting Community Learning & Resource authors, poets & illustrators. Centre,41-44 King Street, Wimborne, www.wimborneliteraryfestival.co.uk/ Dorset BH21 1EB. 3 Cross Market. Friendly Indoor Market com3 Legged Cross Village Hall. Sue prised non-commercial market stalls selling handmade gifts, crafts, bakery, produce & refresh- 01202 890001 ments. FREE Parking and Admission Broadlands Craft, Food & Gift Fair. Adults £6.00 Broadlands, Romsey Hampshire Oap’s £5.50 Child £2.00 SO51 9ZD. www.craft-shows.co.uk Southampton Choral Society Rehearsal for next St James Road Methodist Church, St season's concerts, all comers welcome, particu- James Road, Shirley, Southampton, larly male voices, to sing Rachmaninov Vespers, SO15 5HE. Handel's Messiah, Bach's B Minor Mass and Bee- www.southamptonchoralsociety.org. thoven's Mass in C in Southampton uk Ringwood Musical & Drama Society presents The Hub, Verwood* 'The Soiree'. £12 BORN IN THE USA - The ultimate Dream Rock Barrington Centre*, Ferndown. Spectacular ! Tickets £19.50, Seniors £19.00, FCA The Tickets 01202 679390 Friends £18.50

Forest Live, Fordingbridge Town Hall, www.forestlive.co.uk, 07980374971 Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood 9am 1pm Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Angela Fri 16 Nov 01202 822549 Memorial Hall, Ringwood 8.30am (Sellers) Tabletop sale/ Craft Fair. Tables pre-booked are £5 Verwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA. Chris Sat 17 Nov 9.00am(Buyers) or £6 on the day Mudge 07972727536 60's & 70's Party Night. £6 (£5 Members) The Hub, Verwood* Sat 17 Nov 8.30pm FILM: Casablanca- War romance(U) Adults £4, U16 The Hub, Verwood* Wed 21 Nov 2pm, 7.30pm £2, Conc £3.50 Ringwood Meeting House, Meeting Thurs 22 8pm GOGO Girls Only Jazz Orchestra House Lane, Ringwood, Hants. BH24 Nov 1EY 01425 476188 The Regular Joes - A 40's theme night. Chance to The Hub, Verwood* dress up in 40's fashion or allied WWII uniform. Fri 23 Nov 7.30pm Adv £10; On the door £12. Christmas Fair. Free Entry. Santas's Grotto The Hub, Verwood* Sat 24 Nov 10am - 4pm (11.15am - 3.15pm) £5 Members £4 The Three Snake Leaves’ Storytelling by the Com- Ancient Technology Centre, Damerpany of Storytellers Ben Haggarty, Hugh Lupton, ham Rd, Cranborne, Dorset. BH21 Sat 24 Nov 7.30pm Sally Pomme Clayton & musicians Dylan Fowler 5RP. 01725 517618 and Gill Stevens www.ancienttechnologycentre.co.uk. Verwood Organ & Keyboard Society presents Wed 28 Nov 7.30pm The Hub, Verwood* or 01202 822936 Tony Whittaker Tickets £5 Salisbury Christmas Market. On the first day the The Guildhall Square, Salisbury Wilt29 Nov - 16 10am - 6pm daily and Christmas Market will be open from 10am - 8pm shire SP1 1JH. Stephanie Swann Dec until 7pm Thu - Sat 07436 266 560. with special opening celebrations starting at www.salisburychristmasmarket.co.uk 5.30pm and a lantern procession at 6.15pm. GOGO Girls Only Jazz Orchestra. £10, Members Fri 30 Nov 7.30pm The Hub, Verwood* £8, Adv £9 Ringwood Waldorf School, Folly Christmas Bazaar - a traditional family event. Free Farm Lane, Ashley, Ringwood HampSat 1 Dec 11am - 4pm entry. www.ringwoodwaldorfschool.org.uk shire BH24 2NN. Tickets from 01425 280444 or Enrique VS Shaky Tribute Night & Freestyle. Adv www.jiveandkicking.co.uk. The Hub, Sat 1 Dec 8pm £10 Verwood* Blashford Lakes Centre, Ellingham Come In to Roost. Booking essential. Watch a Drove, near Ringwood (meet at the dusk spectacle as up to 20,000 gulls, 500 geese Tue 4 Dec 3.30pm - 4.30pm and 200 goosander come in to roost on Ibsley Wa- Tern Hide) Hampshire BH24 3PJ. Jim Day or Michelle Crooks 01425 472760 ter. . Suggested donation £3. Sorry, no dogs. FILM: Batman, the Dark Night Rises. Action drama The Hub, Verwood* Wed 5 Dec 2pm, 7.30pm (12A) Adults £4, U16 £2, Conc £3.50 Vienna Ballet present COPPELIA. £16 & £18 U16 Tivoli Theatre*, Wimborne Thu 6 Dec 7.30pm £12.50 FILM: Polar Express. Animation adventure (U) Sat 8 Dec 2pm The Hub, Verwood* Adults £4, U16 £2, Conc £3.50 Forest Forge Theatre Company presents 'Midnight Greyfriars Community Centre, RingSat 8 Dec 2.30pm wood, BH24 1DW. 01425 472613 is a Place' Ancient Technology Centre, DamerANCIENT WINTER DAY. See the crafts and skills ham Rd, Cranborne, Dorset. BH21 Sat 8 Dec 10am - 4pm that thousands of winters have seen be5RP. 01725 517618 fore.Tickets £4 adults and £2 children. www.ancienttechnologycentre.co.uk. Christmas Party to The Atlantics. Jive & swing to Sat 8 Dec 8pm The Atlantics playing classics from the 50's era. The Hub, Verwood* Adv £10; On the door £12. Sun 11 Nov 7pm

Join in with local band The Frenzied & the Diligent at their fantastic skiffle night, £5. AGFA - Quiz with Ernest & Pamela . Raising Funds for the Multi-Use Games Area (Moo-ga). £5 pperson inc tea,coffee & biscuits- teams of 6

Please note: Events & times might change - Confirm an event before travelling For more events and information please visit www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


29

Patios & Driveways

Patios Tarmac Brickwork & Repointing Block Paving Repairs & Maintenance References and viewing of previous work available

Call Mark in Verwood on

01202 855051 07932 722075 All work carried out by proprietor

A

s we enter into our 45th year as a chamber of trade we are rebranding. Previously known as Verwood & District Chamber of Trade or VADCOT for short, from September the chamber will now be known as Verwood Business. It is part or a strategic review that takes place every year when the new executive of the chamber are brought onboard and we look at what the chamber can offer in the current market conditions. This year we are delighted to welcome local businessman Phil Moses, a Chartered Surveyor as the new Chairman and taking the role of the Vice Chairman will be Andy Saunders of OmniSector. Vicky Williams the outgoing Chair for the 2011/12 season will be

WILLS

Had a change at home? A new addition? Moved home or job? Is your Will up to date? Make sure that what you want goes to who you want. Call us to check yours today.

Forest Edge Legal Practice

here to help and advise you

Employment Contracts Negligence Landlord & Tenant Inheritance Act Claims Court Work Neighbour & Boundary Issues Contested Wills

FREE no-obligation initial meeting, at your home, office or at our new Ringwood offices. 01202 376787 (Verwood) 01425 484420 (Ringwood) enquiries@fe-legal.co.uk www.fe-legal.co.uk Matthew Parker - Principal Edward G Holmes - Consultant

remaining on the executive alongside Matthew Parker, Sam Williams, Richard Gosler and Bill Davies. “There is a strong core of old and new faces in Verwood Business for the forthcoming year, which brings a wealth and depth of experience” says Phil Moses “we want Verwood Business to be more than just a chamber of trade, we want it to support businesses and give them exactly what they need which is why we have spent a lot of time researching and gaining insight before we plan this next year’s events and activities. We look forward to welcoming more new members along and I want to thank everyone for their hard work” For more detail please visit the website www.vadcot.org

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


30

Life Begins The Art of Downsizing

N

either my husband nor I were intentional hoarders. It just happened that our family house was blessed – some might say, cursed – with handy storage spaces. Built-in cupboards, understairs spaces, a loft, a shed and even a garage all served to quietly absorb our superfluous items. Like the chains worn by Marley’s ghost in Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, we felt the weight of our past lives bearing down upon us every time we opened a cupboard door. It was time to downsize. We started by selling some of the smaller items on Ebay. This popular online auction site takes a relatively low commission of 10% (although you should be prepared to pay some associated listing fees). All you need is a good camera and a willingness to painstakingly write up each item for sale. Once it’s up on the site, you can expect a nail-biting wait for the bids to come in. Often an item will remain unsold all week and then someone will bid in the last few seconds. As the payment zooms into your PayPal account, be ready to despatch your item. You’ll need to ensure it’s well packed and sent within the timeframe you’ve indicated if you want to keep that essential 100% positive feedback score. We found online auction sites were great for selling small objects that could be easily posted, but larger items, such as pieces of furniture, proved harder to shift. You can list your piece for ‘collection only’ but more than once I’ve had to re-list a piece of furniture after the successful bidder developed a case of cold feet. If you haven’t the patience for online auctions, car boot sales can provide a useful alternative

providing you’re prepared to let your treasured possessions go for a fraction of their value. However, it’s not a good way to sell valuable jewellery, antiques or other high value items. When we wanted to sell a large, Georgian sideboard that had belonged to my mother, we took it to a local auction room. The idea of putting the piece in a live auction was exciting, but we were unprepared for the fees we would need to pay in addition to the auctioneer’s commission of 17.5%. We enjoyed the buzz of the auction and fortunately the piece exceeded its reserve, but the underlying costs – including transportation, photographic fee and VAT - made a significant dent in the ‘hammer price’ achieved. Live auction is still one of the best options for really valuable items, but you should think carefully about using this method to sell less expensive pieces. If, like us, you have odd bits of low value furniture to clear, you could contact a local dealer. You can save time by taking pictures along to the shop so the dealer can see exactly what you have to sell. The art of successful downsizing requires patience and ingenuity. Try to avoid employing a ‘one size fits all’ solution such as a house clearance service. It takes time to whittle down a lifetime of possessions, so it’s best to begin the process well before you put your house on the market. Of course, it’s sad to let go of the past, but it can also be liberating. We found it helped to take pictures of the things we really loved before sending them on their way. Tell yourself that you’ve enjoyed owning these items, but now it’s time to for them to become someone else’s treasured keepsake. by Claudia Leaf

To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


The Drovers Inn Award Winning Country Pub

31

Gussage All Saints, Nr Wimborne,Dorset, BH21 5ET Good food, real ale and a warm welcome in the heart of Dorset.

Lunch served 12.00 - 2.00

Evening Meals 6.00 - 9.00

Christmas Party Menu 2012 Minted Potato and Smoked Bacon Soup Served With Freshly Baked Bread

King Prawn and Chilli Salad

Served On A Bed Of Baby Leaves with A Sweet Chilli Dressing

Pork and Apple Pate

Served with Freshly Baked Bread and Onion Marmalade

Traditional West Country Turkey

Served With Roasted Potatoes and Festive Trimmings

Lemon and Chilli Salmon Steak

Served with Garlic Cream Sauce and Dauphinoise Potatoes

Prime Dorset Steak and Chestnut Casserole Served with Horseradish Mash and Seasonal Vegetables

Stilton and Vegtable Crumble

Served with Salad and Freshly Baked Bread

Traditional Christmas Pudding Served Warm with Brandy Sauce

Forest Fruit Cheesecake Served with Creme Fraiche

Tennessee Toffee Cream Pie Served with Fresh Cream

(From 1st December – 24th December)

3 Courses £19.95 or 2 Courses £14.95 Per Person (Advanced Bookings Only)

Traditional hand carved Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

Every Sunday lunchtime Reservations taken Tel: 01258 840084 www.drovers-inn.co.uk

Country Pub of the year - Dorset Food & Drink Awards


32

Eating Cereal, LOL It’s official. I am a twit. By which I mean I have begun to twitter. Tweeter, that is. Twittle. Twot. Whatever it is, I’m now doing it. Last week, I joined Twitter properly. My band has had an account for quite some time, of course and actually I’m in charge of that account - but, somehow, running The Lightyears’ Twitter has always felt like a professional duty. Sufficient people have declared themselves fans of ours to at least theoretically justify posting occasional messages. Supply and demand. However, in setting up my personal account (@sixfootpianist in case anyone was wondering), I’m officially announcing to the world that I deem my spurious personal thoughts on the largely banal things that happen to me daily to be worthy of advertisement. Obviously I’ll be carefully avoiding Twitter clichés such as posting endless photos of my cat/breakfast/ hair, but still… when you think about it, isn’t the fundamental principle behind the world’s most successful social networking site just a teeny bit arrogant? Everyone, claims Twitter, has something interesting to say. Everyone deserves a voice. That’s a very nice idea, but it is of course total rubbish. Not everyone has something interesting to say; if they did, we’d all be afterdinner speakers or philosophers. Here are some genuine tweets from the last 24 hours: ‘i’m gonna go sleep again cuz i feel sleepy’ ‘forgotten how much i love toast omg’ ‘i have completely run out of pants’ I rest my case. What does this mean for society, this trend for allowing every last Tom, Dick & Harry a turn on the soapbox? An excellent documentary I recently

watched entitled ‘PressPausePlay’ addresses the salient issue of the democratisation of culture - once upon a time, you had to be a filmmaker to shoot films, or a musician to make music; now all you need is a Smartphone. One of the interviewees made a very interesting point about how this shift in mankind’s cultural development might be regarded by future generations. We’ll all look back on the last ten to fifteen years, he hypothesised, and feel really quite ashamed of ourselves. That video of the dog saying ‘I love you’ has been viewed seventy-five million times on YouTube. The Indonesian baby that smokes forty a day, he’s got twenty million. But the Moon landing? A mere seven mill. And consider this… the Tweeter in my earlier example who had ‘completely run out of pants’ has eighty-five followers. That’s eighty-five people who have consciously decided that it’s in their personal interest to monitor the underwear status of an (in all probability) complete stranger. Can that be a good thing? We could carry on arguing this forever, of course, and indeed the technology-versusintegrity debate is likely to rage indefinitely, even as Twitter eventually crumbles to make way for its inevitable multi-billion dollar successor. Either way, I’m afraid this is my final word on the matter, as I really must go now. I have, no joke, run out of pants and need to do some laundry. Perhaps I’ll make a movie about it and post it on YouTube. ‘My Pants - A Retrospective...’ Chris plays piano in South London power-pop band The Lightyears. The Lightyears, voted the UK’s BEST POP/ROCK ACT at the Indy Awards, have played Wembley Stadium, toured across four continents and released a record with Sting’s producer. Chris has recently completed his first novel, “Mockstars”. Find out more at www.TheLightyears.com. by Chris Russell

To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


33

and Antique Furniture Recovered.

SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS S. Ford Sewing Machines All makes repaired

Free Collection & Delivery Free Estimates 30 years experience

27 Years Experience.

Local, friendly service

FREE no obligation Quote

Call Stephen on:

Curtain making also available

Tel: 01425 655404 Mob: 07904 844287 Unit 12, Ashford Works, Fordingbridge, SP6 1DA

DEEP TISSUE & SPORTS MASSAGE Helps to:-

Relieve pain and discomfort. Speed recovery and rehabilitate after injuries like frozen shoulder, broken limbs etc.. Prevent future muscular injuries. Improve strength and suppleness of muscles. GIFT S Ease away VOUCHER E L B stress and tension. A IL AVA Available at Beauty Within, Unit 4F, Ringwood Road, Verwood

01202 487168 07831 309637 Email: sfordsewing@btinternet.com

Matchams Lane, Christchurch

D.M.Fitting Services All Aspects of Property Refurbishment from a small job to managing the Total Project ...........

Kitchens...... Bathrooms...... All Electrical Work...... Building Work...... Small Extension Work...

e ‘Let us take th

strain!’

Josie Young MFHT on:

Call Dave

www.sportsmassage-verwood.co.uk info@sportsmassage-verwood.co.uk

dmfitting.services@virgin.net

For an appointment contact

01202 828838 / 07787 134943

Property Refurbishment

Mike Bowers Upholsterer ALL Modern

07725 947950

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


34

Roundabout Coffee Time Fun Quiz

Monsters

Solution page 38

1. Which fictional monster lived on Skull Island? 2. On the TV show Sesame Street, what colour is the Cookie Monster’s fur? 3. In the Shakespeare play Othello, what is referred to as “the green eyed monster”? 4. What is the more common name for a lycanthrope? 5. Lending its name to a roller coaster at Seaworld in Orlando, Florida, what is the name of the legendary sea monster that is said to have been seen off the coasts of Norway and Iceland? 6. “Monsters Unleashed” is the sub-title to a 2004 sequel to which 2002 film? 7. Which comedienne called herself “the Sea Monster” when she first began doing stand-up comedy? 8. Also used as a motor racing track, which site hosted the Monsters Of Rock festivals between 1980 and 1996? 9. Who played the title role in the 1994 film Frankenstein? 10. In which Stephen King novel does a monster take the form of a clown called Pennywise?

2 6

9

10 13

3 7 11

12

14

15 17

18

19

21

22 26

15. 19. 21. 22. 23. 25. 26. 27.

5

8

16

28

4

©Puzzlepress.co.uk

1

Solution page 38

Number Cruncher

Across 1. One eighteenth of 26 Across (3) 4. 14 Down minus 15 (3) 6. 19 Down plus 3025 (5) 9. 12 Across plus 15 Across plus 21 Across (2) 11. 1 Across minus 27 Down (3) 12. Five ninths of 15 Across (2) 13. One eighteenth of 28 Across (2) 15. 24 Across multiplied by two (2) 16. 5 Down multiplied by nine (4) 17. 28 Across multiplied by five (4) 18. 2 Down minus 7 Down (2) 20. 27 Down minus 7 Down (2) 21. One third of 12 Across (2) 22. One third of 28 Across (3) 24. One twelfth of 28 Across (2) 26. 22 Across multiplied by 21 Down (5) 28. Inches in nine yards (3) 29. 9 Across plus 11 Across plus two (3) Down 1. 5 Down plus 27 Down (3) 2. One quarter of 28 Across (2) 3. 20 cubed (4) 4. 2 Down plus two (2) 5. 9 cubed plus 11 squared (3) 7. One third of 23 Down (2) 8. 12 Across plus 27 Down (2) 10. 5 Down multiplied by 27 Down (5) 12. 185 squared minus square root of 169 (5) 14. 12 Across plus 22 Across plus 25 Down (3)

20 23

24

25

27 29

24 squared minus 26 Down (3) 9 Across squared plus 212 (4) 12 Across plus 22 Across plus five (3) 30 per cent of 50 (2) 8 Down plus one third of 22 Down (2) 21 Down multiplied by five (3) Pounds in one stone (2) Seven squared (2)

To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


ie ar ry

oggi mph ytex ata asie orts e....

0239

ood

35

01425 688466 www.

CONTAKT

CARPETS

CarpetFree Fitting on many ranges. Samples brought to your home. Curtains, Blinds and Upholstery

.com

Martin Scammell Professional Carpet, Upholstery & Curtain Cleaning

Oriental Rug specialist & Emergency Stain Busting FREE Estimates Also available evenings and weekends

ALL JOBS UNDERTAKEN

01425 473715 / 07812 180310 All work fully insured

Fayrewood Trees and Landscapes Ltd Professional Tree Surgery - Qualified and Insured

Telephone: D Pope on Ringwood

01425 477159 Unit 2, The Granaries, Ringwood, Hants.

GARDEN LANDSCAPING

TREE WORK Felling... Pruning... Stump Removal... Hedge Cutting

Turfing... Fencing... Patios... Maintenance... Clearance.

Serving Dorset and New Forest Contact us on

01202 826343 or mobile 07803 040801 www.Fayrewood-Trees-and-Landscapes-Verwood.co.uk

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


36

Viewed From My W indow A small selection of short stories written by Patricia Oliver from Horton near Wimborne, describing the ups and downs of caring for feral cats over the years with photos by J Santana-Martin.

W

Molly

e started seeing a stray or feral cat wandering across our field garden near to the pond. We did not know where it had come from, but every day it would appear and stay for some time hunting. Its explorations took it into one of our greenhouses, but I did not notice and it wasn’t until I was looking for another cat gone missing that I opened the door I had closed earlier and found this poor cat in a terrible state unable to find a way out, clambering up the walls in sheer panic. Obviously I let it out, much to its relief and it ran away. However in spite of the earlier experience, the cat decided that a heated greenhouse was a good place to sleep on a winter’s night, and we had made a hole in the door at each end of the greenhouse so that any cat locked in by mistake would always have a point of exit or escape. This was obviously a cat with no home but one that did not welcome attention, so we made provision for it in the greenhouse, a comfy bed, toilet facilities and a tray of cat biscuits, water and of course sachets of food. All provisions and contributions were well received and nothing was wasted. Instead of just a feed at night, it became necessary to feed the cat in the morning also as we began to get the ‘Mee.. ooooow’ treatment whenever we entered the greenhouse. We called the cat ‘Molly’ and she was with us for a couple of years. Then one day when I saw her, ravenous for food, she had what could only be described as a ‘curtain of blood’ hanging like a bib from her mouth. It was alarming to say the least. I put the food down for her, and despite

her obvious problem she ate all before her and asked for more. She had to be taken to the Vet as soon as possible. I could not imagine what could be the matter. The RSPCA provided us with a catching cage and our concern for the cat increased as blood was being dripped onto the floor of the greenhouse. Overnight she did enter the catching cage for the food we had placed inside, so next morning it was straight to the Vet and as we feared, it was bad news. After examination, she was found to have a cancerous lesion in her mouth which was now bleeding, there was no solution other than for her to be put to sleep. We had not been able to get close to her, but we had cared for her and any parting was always with deep regret and sorrow. We had done all we could. However we have to remember her as Mr Molly, as we had failed on our gender identification! Whenever we see the beautiful giant yellow flower of the Solandra Grandeflora we remember poor Mr Molly as he used to like sitting in its pot, and we are thankful that he did find a good home in the end.

The full story and many more are in the book “Viewed From My Window” by Patricia Oliver price £10 + £1.75 p&p. For more details, contact Patricia on 01202 826244. All proceeds go towards the Veterinary and Welfare needs of the 16 feral cats currently in her care.


37

GAS BOILER SERVICING

Installations

Repairs

Call Paul Rogers

Breakdowns

01425 470436

email: circleheating@btinternet.com

“Keeping the heat on!” Circle Heating

1108

J.M. INSTALLATIONS & BUILDING SERVICES V.A.T.REGISTRATION NO.744885880

General Building & Property Maintenance Extensions. Loft Conversions. Kitchen & bathroom supply & fit. Landscaping. Free estimates.

References available. Over 20 years of experience. Contact: James Riley

Verwood Tel: 01202-825590 Mobile: 07802-667260

OLIVER CHIMNEY SWEEP

Email: jmibld@gmail.com

OLIVER CHIMNEY SWEEP Chimney Sweeping

(fire prevention & emission reduction)

Cowls & Terminals

(for advice & replacement of all types)

Wedding Appearances (traditional for good luck)

Clean & Professional

(all work is carried out in a clean & professional manner at all times)

0800 0133323/07889 488010 info@oliver-chimney-sweeps.co.uk www.oliver-chimney-sweeps.co.uk

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


SEE US ONLINE AT...... www.roundaboutmags.co.uk 38

Roundabout Coffee Time Solutions NUMBER CRUNCHER - Page 34

UNITS OF MEASUREMENT - Page 12 1. Angle Radian 2. Electric Charge Coulomb 3. Electric Potential Volt 4. Electrical Resistance Ohm 5. Energy Joule

6. Frequency Hertz 7. Illuminance Lux 8. Pressure Pascal 9. Radioactivity Becquerel 10. Temperature Kelvin

FUN QUIZ - MONSTERS - Page 34

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE CROSSWORD - Page 12 Across: 1 Digits, 7 Pharisee, 8 Lei, 9 Saliva, 10 Blog, 11 Psalm, 13 Mongrel, 15 Bigotry, 17 Amber, 21 Fins, 22 Maroon, 23 Yam, 24 Tapeworm, 25 Sniper. Down: 1 Dollop, 2 Geisha, 3 Spain, 4 Matador, 5 Kitbag, 6 Kerosene, 12 Scimitar, 14 Crimson, 16 Oyster, 18 Bunyip, 19 Reamer, 20 Proms.

Advertising with

King Kong Blue Jealousy A werewolf Kraken Scooby Doo Jo Brand Donington Park Kenneth Brannagh (note: Robert de Niro is incorrect as he played the monster)

10. It

DROP DOWN - Page 12

Answers from left to right: Archery, Bowling, Crochet, Origami, Reading

ROUNDABOUT MAGS

If you own a business and want more customers and business from Verwood, Ringwood, Fordingbridge and surrounding villages then the Roundabout Magazines are the right place to advertise. The magazines are regularly distributed door to door to targetted homes and businesses as well as left at public pickup points around the area, such as Waitrose, Morrisons, Co-operative supermarkets, Leisure Centres, Libraries, Theatres, Estate Agents, Waiting Rooms, Cafés, Pubs, Village Shops etc. (see our Distribution map on Page 3.)

Affordable Prices:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Our prices start at £16 (as little as £2 per week!) and the magazines have a great shelf life, as unlike free newspapers, people do keep this kind of magazine

as a useful reference until the next issue arrives. (We know since many readers actually keep them all!!!)

To Advertise:

Contact us on: 01425 485194 or email: info@roundaboutmags.co.uk so we can help you decide the best way for you to advertise your business. See our website www.roundaboutmags.co.uk for more information. Published by: Spearhead Media Ltd, 4 Yewtree Gardens, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 1NR

The Small Print! All artwork is accepted on the strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication and must be completed and proofed no later than the 6th of each month. All monies must be paid upon presentation of invoice. Not conforming to these guidelines could result in advertisements being withdrawn from being published. We reserve the right not to publish certain adverts.Every effort has been made to ensure that information herein is correct at the time of going to press. We cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in any advertisements or in any editorials nor for any consequences arising from this. We are not to be held responsible for damage or loss of copy or error in printing. It is the advertiser’s responsibility to ensure conformity with the Trade Descriptions Act 1975, Business Advertisements Disclosure Order 1977, Sex Discriminations Act 1975 and the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Roundabout Mags does not officially endorse any advertising material included within this publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form, by any means, without the written permission of the publisher.A copy of our full Terms & Conditions is available on request.

To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


39

Graham Histed

Carpenter/Builder 33 years experience ALL WORK UNDERTAKEN FREE ESTIMATES/ADVICE Home: 01202 821388

(Answer machine)

Mobile: 07764 585792 Email: g.histed543@btinternet.com Visit our Factory Showroom at Three Legged Cross (50 yards from Cane Shop)

Taylored Decoration Painting & Decorating Call Danny Taylor for a no obligation quote.

01202 824066 or 07811 134825

Covering Verwood, Ringwood & Fordingbridge areas Email: danny_tina16@hotmail.com

Select

INTERIORS

Small, Local, Family Business Offering Quality Handmade Fitted Furniture

www.selectinteriorsltd.com

Made in our own workshop to your requirements

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat: 9.30-2pm

| Bedrooms | Studies | Lounge | Furniture | Kitchens |

01202 821005 Units 1-3, Long Meadow Works,

Ringwood Road, Three Legged Cross

Over 20 Years Experience All in a variety of finishes Call for a free quotation

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


Advertorial


41

ed “Worri a about family r e memb e m at ho ” alone?

“Do y need s ou o extra h me at hom elp e?”

CARE IN YOUR OWN HOME “We are just a phone call away”

Our friendly dedicated and highly trained staff can help you with: Personal Support/Care Home from Hospital Medication Prompts Meals Housekeeping (eg Errands) Respite

You’ll be surprised just how we can help so why not give us a call to discuss your individual needs in confidence.

Ringwood Office 01425 470411 Dignity in Care Champions

Verwood Office 01202 348200

BURLEY’S HOMECARE SERVICES burleys@burleyshomecareservices.co.uk www.burleyshomecareservices.co.uk

Fordingbridge

Tree & Groundwork Services

Tree Surgery Hedge Cutting Fencing

Landscaping Driveways Drainage

Site Clearance

Call Spinney Adlem

07768 018259 / 07967 501221

Helps to prevent Handy Hands Home Improvements Ltd Improves strength Garage Conversions,

Russell Higgs

Bathrooms, Ensuites, 01202 828676 Plumbing, Pumps, Taps, 07990 514699 Kitchens and Worktops, Loft Hatches, Painting, Decorating and much more.. handyhandshi@hotmail.com

Josie Young MHFST 01202 828838 Member of International Council of Health, Fitness & Sports Therapists.

Fascia and Soffit Cleaning Gutter Clearing Non-intrusive ladderless system Reliable, friendly service Fully Insured Free no obligation quote

Call Graham or Tina

01202 824598 07725 624671

e-mail: enquiries@immaculate-exteriors.net

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


42

USEFUL LOCAL INFORMATION

Doctors’ Numbers The Verwood Surgery, 15 Station Road

01202 825353

The Cranborne Practice 01202 822825 (Verwood) Lake Road/Newtown Road

Fire Stations

EMERGENCIES ONLY: Dial 999 Cranborne Fire Station 01725 517200: Non emergencies

The Cranborne Practice (Cranborne)

01725 517272

Verwood Fire Station 01202 823082: Non emergencies

Three Legged Cross Surgery 67/71 Church Road, Three Legged Cross

0844 5769435

EMERGENCIES - 999 and ask for ‘police’

Dr H J L Morris And Partners 01425 653430 The Surgery, 12 Park Lane, Alderholt Dorset Emergency Care

08456001013

Dentists’ Numbers Forest Lodge Dentist Surgery Vicarage Road, Verwood

01202 827272

Thomasson Dental Surgery 35 Ringwood Road, Verwood

01202 824177

Lakes Dental Practice 131 Newtown Road, Verwood

01202 823345

Fordingbridge Dental Highfield House, Bartons Rd,

01425 652331

Dorset Dental Helpline

01202 854443

Emergency care (after hrs)

0845 7010401

Chemists

Lloyds Pharmacy, VERWOOD 01202 822364 23 Station Road, Verwood. Mon - Fri: 9-6:30, Sat: 9-1, Sun: Closed Lloyds Pharmacy, FORDINGBRIDGE 01425 652300 1 Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge Mon - Fri: 9-6, Sat: 9-5.30 Boots, RINGWOOD 01425 474170 11 Southampton Road, Ringwood Mon - Fri: 8:45-5:30, Sat: 9-5:30 Boots, CASTLEPOINT 01202 549971/548139 Castlepoint,Bournemouth. Mon - Fri: 9-8, Sat: 9-7, Sun: 10:30-4:30 Bretts Pharmacy, ASHLEY HEATH 01425 470982 High Street, Ashley Heath. Mon - Fri: 9-5:30, Sat: 9-1 Morrisons (in Store),VERWOOD 01202 826555 Chiltern Drive, Verwood Mon - Fri: 9-1, 2-8, Sat: 9-1, 2-6, Sun: 10-1 Verwood Pharmacy, VERWOOD 01202 828499 3, Station Road, Verwood. Mon - Fri: 9-5 V-0912

Police Stations

Verwood Police Station Non emergencies - 01202 222222 verwood@dorset.pnn.police.uk

Recycling

VERWOOD RECYCLING 01202 828083 www.newforest.gov.uk Somerley, Verwood Road, Ringwood 1 April - 30 Sept: 8am - 7pm 1 Oct - 28 Feb: 8am - 4pm 1 March - 31 March: 8am - 5pm

Samaritans

1 Durrant Road, Bournemouth, 01202 551999 / 0845 790 9090

Verwood Age Concern

Verwood Concert Brass Band Hall, Moorlands Rd Mike Daymond 01202 822549 mike_daymond@talktalk.net Monday: 10am - 3.30pm Wednesday: 10am - 3.30pm

School Terms & Holidays

Please Note: School term and holiday dates are usually set over 14 months in advance of the academic year. They are based on a school year of 195 days although individual schools can use 5 of these days for staff training. Parents should contact the individual school to find out when their training days will be. All dates taken from www.dorsetcc.gov.uk and www.hants.gov.uk for Dorset and Hampshire dates that are in white are where days differ for Hampshire. Term/holiday Autumn Term: 4(3) Sept - 21 Dec 12 Half Term: 29 Oct - 2 Nov 12 Christmas Holidays: 24 Dec 12 - 4 Jan 13 Spring Term: 7 Jan - 28 March 13 Half Term: 18 Feb - 22 Feb 13 Easter Holidays: 29 March - 12 April 13 Summer Term: 15 April - 24 (23) July 13 Half Term: 27 May - 31 May 13 Summer Holidays: 25 (24) July - 4 (2) Sept 13 UK holidays Christmas: 25 & 26 Dec 12 New Year: 1 Jan 13 Easter: 29 March - 1 April 13 May Day: 6 May 13 Spring Bank Holiday: 27 May 13 Summer Bank Holiday: 26 Aug 13 More useful information overleaf


43

Seasonal Recipe Try this variation on summer pudding making the most of the early Autumn fruits, such as plums, blackberries and delicious English apples. Serve with softly whipped double cream flavoured with a splash of Calvados for a really indulgent dessert. Place the sugar and 200ml of cold water in a large pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add the sliced apples and simmer for 5-10 minutes until just tender. Add the rest of the fruit and simmer for a further 2-3 minutes. Leave to cool. Remove the crusts from the bread slices. Use a round cookie cutter to stamp out a circle from one slice of bread to fit the base of a 1.2 litre pudding basin. Cut the remaining slices of bread in half. Carefully strain half of the fruit syrup from the cooled fruit into a shallow dish. Lightly dip most of the slices of bread into the syrup and arrange around the side of the pudding basin, overlapping them slightly to completely line the basin. Dip the bread circle into the syrup and press into the bottom of the basin. Spoon the fruit into the lined basin, pressing down gently with the back of a spoon. Use the remaining slices of bread to cover the fruit filling completely and spoon over any remaining syrup. Place a saucer on top of the basin and weigh it down with 2-3 food cans. Chill in the fridge overnight. To serve, carefully turn the pudding out onto a plate and decorate with extra sliced fruit.

Autumn Pudding • 175g caster sugar • 3 small English eating apples, peeled, cored and sliced • 4 red plums, halved, stones removed and sliced • 100g raspberries • 100g strawberries, hulled and sliced • 100g blackcurrants or blueberries • 100g blackberries • 10 slices thick-sliced white bread • Extra fruit, to decorate

Serves 6 Ready in 1 hour (plus overnight chilling)

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


44

USEFUL LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS Police / Crime

Verwood Police Station Wimborne Police Station Crimestoppers Verwood & 3 Legged Cross Neighbourhood Watch

Utilities / Emergencies

01202 222 222 01202 882 345 0800 55 51 11 01202 82 14 14

Local Councils & Agencies

Electricity - Emergency -SSE Emergency Gas - Emergency BT Faultline Water- Brmth & West Hants

0800 36 59 00 08000 72 72 82 0800 11 19 99 0800 80 01 51 01202 590059 0845 2720845 0845 600 3600 08702 41 46 80

East Dorset District Council Dorset County Council Verwood Town Council Wimborne Town Council Colehill Parish Council Environment Agency Floodline(warnings & Advice)

01202 88 62 01 01305 22 10 00 01202 82 08 80 01202 88 16 55 01202 88 77 86 0800 80 70 60 0845 988 11 88

Sewerage – Southern (& water)- Wessex National Emergency

Bournemouth A&E NHS Direct Bournemouth Hospital Poole Hospital Salisbury Hospital

01202 70 41 67 0845 46 47 01202 30 36 26 01202 66 55 11 01722 33 62 62

Train Times / Enquiries National Express Coaches Bournemouth Airport Traveline (Bus, Coach, Ferry & Rail) AA (Automobile Association)

0845 748 49 50 0870 580 80 80 01202 36 40 00 0870 608 26 08 0800 88 77 66

Southampton Hospital

023 8077 72 22 01202 85 64 10

RAC (Royal Automobile Club)

0800 82 82 82

Wilts & Dorset Bus Enquiries

08457 09 08 99

Hospitals

Wimborne Hospital

Information

Citizens Advice Bureau 01202 88 47 38 Visitor Information—Wimborne 01202 88 61 16

Travel

Helplines Samaritans Drinkline Careline (Counselling) Carers Line National Debtline RSPCA -Ashley Heath Al-anon (10am-10pm) year round Relate-Dorset & South Wilts

0845 790 90 90 0800 917 82 82 0208 514 11 77 0808 808 77 77 0808 808 40 00 0870 010 18 49 0207 403 0888 01305 26 22 85

Post Offices

VERWOOD 01202 829712 11 Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS. Mon,Tues, Thurs & Fri 9 - 1, 2 - 5.30; Wed: 9 -1, Sat 9 - 12.30 CRANBORNE 01725 517221 3 Wimborne Street, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5PP Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9am – 5.30pm Wed, Sat 9am – 12.30pm. Lunch 1pm – 2pm THREE LEGGED CROSS 01202 822002 Verwood Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 6RJ Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm. Sat 9am – 12.30pm

Library

VERWOOD 01202 822972 1, Manor Road, Verwood, BH31 6DS ◄More useful information overleaf

Childline NSPCC National Drugs Helpline Age Concern Seniorline Community Legal Advice Direct Alcoholics Anonymous, 24 hours:

0800 11 11 0808 800 50 00 0800 77 66 00 0800 00 99 66 0808 800 65 65 0845 345 43 45 0845 769 75 55

Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs 10 - 1, 2 - 5. Wednesday CLOSED. Fri 10 - 1, 2 - 7. Sat 9 - 1. For younger readers: Rhyme Time, Story Time, Chatterbooks, Friday Night Book Talk, and other activities in the School Holidays. Book Chat Reading Group. 3rd Thursday of the month at 2.15pm. Various Monthly Adult Group Sessions Monthly Surgeries with District Councillors. Bi-Monthly Citizens Advice Bureau Comprehensive Information Service inc. Public Computer Network, & Photocopier facilities. Home Library Service for housebound residents.

Contact the library for more information & times

V-0912


Mini

ROUNDABOUT MAGS

Beauty Therapy

French Tuition

Taxi

CLINICAL BEAUTY THERAPY

FRENCH TUITION

TURNAROUND

Including ELECTROLYSIS, THREAD VEINS ON LEGS & FACE, FACIAL TREATMENTS, C.A.C.I. etc. Highly experienced. Established 32 yrs Pam of ACCENTUATE in Verwood.

Call Pam for friendly advice

01202 827017 07816 540378

www.accentuateuk.com

Hairdresser

MOBILE HAIR BY JULIE

Colour, Styling, Perming, Cutting in the comfort of your own home.

Call Julie

07720 261539

Ads

VERWOOD

By Native Speaker Qualified & Experienced Call Christine

01202 813672

ALL LEVELS

07530 276748

Fitness

FITNESS

PRIVATE HIRE

Book your driver now for Local & Distance, Airports & Stations

Call Steve

45

You’ll love it...

You’ll be fitter, healthier and make new friends. Come and join us in Verwood

(up to 6 passengers)

Advertise here with a Mini Ad for as little as

£2 per week! call 01425 485194

info@roundaboutmags.co.uk

For more information call Carolyn on

01202 825167

www.movesfitness.com

Revision

RETURNING TO STUDY? One-to-One Tuition in Essay & Study skills

Mrs Bobbie Dawson BA Hons PGCE

01425 472167

Generous gift to Stars Appeal

A

will help local families who sadly experience the loss of a baby

substantial gift from Sir Christopher and gether is as precious, dignified and personal as Lady Benson to Salisbury District Hos- possible. The suite will also be available to famipital’s Stars Appeal will enable the char- lies who have experienced the birth of a criticality to help families ly ill child or for fathers and who sadly experience the babies in an instance when death of a baby shortly bea mother is very unwell. fore or after birth by fundSir Christopher Benson ing a dedicated baby besaid: “We are delighted reavement suite. to be funding this much Whilst midwives provide needed facility that will support, there are currently help local families at this no dedicated facilities at very difficult time. We hope the hospital where these that publicising this work families can give birth priwill inspire others to donate vately, spend precious moto the Stars Appeal and by ments together as a family doing so support the Hosand begin to grieve. At the pital upon which we all demoment the mothers give pend.” birth and recover on the Building work to create labour ward where they the suite will start shortly Sir Christopher and Lady Benson are surrounded by families with the facilities due to with new babies. open to local families around Christmas. The The new suite, which will be named ‘The Stars Appeal will continue to support the Suite Benson Suite’ in recognition of Sir Christopher through fundraising for the newly established and Lady Benson’s support, will ensure the very ‘Precious Moments’ fund for extra support for short time these families are able to spend to- the families that receive care there.

Please mention RouNdabout Mags when responding to adverts


46

SEE US ONLINE AT...... www.roundaboutmags.co.uk

Local Trades Directory Your quick guide to everyone and everything local in your Magazine ‌

Accountancy Services Payroll Perfection 15 Advertising Roundabout Mags 13,48 Antique Dealer Millers Antiques 8 Beauty, Health & Fitness Accentuate 45 Glow Health & Beauty 23 Josie Young-Massage 33 Mobile Hair by Julie 45 Moves Fitness 45 Rocky Relationships 14 Building Services / Home Improvements DM Fitting Services 33 Graham Histed 39 Handy Hands 41 JM Installations 37 MC Brickwork 1,29 RM Smith Fencing Ltd 5 Saunders Carpentry Services 8 Verwood Builders 15 Care Providers Burley's Home Care Services 41 Carpet & Upholst. Cleaners Martin Scammell 35 Peter Millin Carpet Cleaning 7 Central Heating & Plumbing Circle Heating 37 M Jackson Plumbing & Heating 11 RJC Domestic Plumbing 7 Children's Education & Care (inc. Schools & Nurseries) 1st Ace Ltd 14 Verwood Day Nursery 19

Chimney Sweep Oliver Chimney Sweep 37 Chiropody Home Chiropody Visiting 27 Electrician Dorset Electrical 11 Financial Services Lifesure Group Ltd 17,40 Fitted Furniture Brian's Kitchens 13 Select Interiors 39 Flooring Contakt Carpets 35 Garden Services & Supplies Fayrewood Trees & Landscapes 1,35 Fordingbridge Tree & Groundwork 41 Garden Designs 19 Greenthumb Lawncare 39 Health & Fitness see Beauty, Health & Fitness Land & Property Services Iseard & Partners 2 Mobility Equipment A to B Mobility 15 Painting & Decorating Taylored Decoration 39 Picture Framer & Photography Studio Fayrewood Frames 23 Plumbing see Central Heating & Plumbing

Restaurants/Takeaways/Pubs Drusilla's Inn 24 The Drovers Inn 1,31 The Elm Tree 47 Security RFS Fire & Security 35 Sewing Machines S. Ford Sewing Machines 33 Soft Furnishings Blindwise 7 The Curtain Cabin 19 Solicitors Forest Edge Legal Practice 29 Storage SDC Self Storage 11 Surveyors Philip Moses Chartered Surveyors 7 Taxis Turnaround Private Hire 45 Theatre & Film Barrington Theatre 9 Tuition French-Christine Taylor 45 Mrs Bobbie Dawson BA Hons PGCE 45 Upholstery Mike Bowers Upholsterer 33 Vehicle & Cycle Services DLH Cars & Commercials 17 Verwood MOT Centre/MMT 48 Window Cleaner Immaculate Exteriors 41 Windows, Conservatories & Repairs AM PM Glazing 7 Dorset Windows 48

To advertise call 01425 485194 info@roundaboutmags.co.uk www.roundaboutmags.co.uk


Hightown Road Hightown Ringwood BH24 3DY Call 01425 472516 to make a booking

Opening times:

Monday -Thursday 11am - 11pm Friday & Saturday 11am - midnight Sunday noon-10.30pm

Food served: (Winter times)

Monday-Thursday: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm - 9.00pm Friday: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-9.30pm Saturday: 11.30am - 9.30pm Sunday: 12 noon-8pm

Festive Season Menus

THE ELM TREE’S GOT

TLENT 2 ! - AN AFTERNOON OF LOCAL ACTS!

We are looking for local talent to perform at The Elm Tree on Sunday 16th December 2012.

£200 cash prize

awarded to the winning act

Also with runner-up prizes!

Auditions will be held at The Elm Tree on Sunday 25th November 2012 in the Bar. Open to all ages and all types of acts.

To apply for an Audition Application Form contact us on our Facebook page or telephone 01425 472516 and ask for Tim or Alan.

CH R pri ISTM ce s h AS 20 eld f MEN

11

EXCITING CHRISTMAS MENUS!

Available 1st-24th December. Lunchtime & Evening 2 Course £15.95 3 Course £19.95 Includes Tea, Coffee & Homemade Petit Fours

CHRISTMAS DAY

£48.50 per person. Children (Age 5-12) £19.95. under 5yrs old EAT FREE LL 2 Sittings - 12.30pm or 4pm. FU

BOXING DAY

Large parties (up to 20) catered for in our restaurant

Fed up with turkey & television? Come & Party at The Elm Tree with live music from Stu Walker. We are open 12 noon - 8pm with live music 3-7pm.

OR

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2012

(Sorry, no food available.)

Viva Espana! hire our Fancy Dress Theme 8pm - 2am traditional barn for your family or corporate £15.00 per ticket hot & cold " Christmas Party Olé including buffet at 10pm. Strictly ticket only & over 18’s. Full payment required on purchase.

Up to 60 people seated or 100 for a Buffet style event.

!"

Get on down with us for an AMAZING New Year’s Eve Party!! Tickets available from 1st December 2012

Y AS AD M E IST ALR N! R E CH NGS AK ro KI G T m U Children’s menu available O O BEIN The Management retains the right to change any details or promotions at any time. B


d MOT Centr o o w r e Repair e V Service... Technicians. M.M.T.

Repairs... ALL CARS & LIGHT COMMERCIALS Electronic MOT’s... Diagnosis 01202 827319 UNIT 3, No. 9, BESSEMER CLOSE, EBBLAKE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, VERWOOD, DORSET BH31 6AZ.

www.verwoodmot.co.uk

Local collection & delivery service (within 3 mile radius)

DO ROUNDABOUT T W O N NETIO EAST DORSET VILLAGES DOOR I The NEW “East Dorset Villages” edition O EDdistributed to villages between Verwood & Wimborne R BETWEEN WIMBORNE & VERWOOD

Three Legged Cross, Woodlands, Horton, Cranborne, Edmondsham, Gussage All Saints, Moor Crichel, Long Crichel, Gussage St Michael, Manswood, Witchampton, Colehill, Knowlton, Chalbury, Mannington, Hinton Martell, Holt, Broom Hill, Stapehill, Hampreston

Interested in advertising for new business in these areas? Contact Sue West 01425 485194 for details E: info@roundaboutmags.co.uk

Roundabout Verwood October 2012  

Roundabout Verwood is a FREE Community Magazine containing home, garden, motoring, food and drink, health and fitness articles, Dorset and H...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you