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Welcome to the November edition of the Rutland Scene. There’s just a hint of Christmas this month in the Scene, as we look early Christmas shopping on p31.

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Holy Voley

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(p13). If the chilly garden makes you think about

Contents

warmer climates, then drift away and read our

Useful numbers

travel pages this month as we whisk you off to

Community 6-10

Magical Morocco, (p.26&27).

Garden Scene

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Fitness & Health

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Our Garden Scene this month leads us to the colourful opportunities there are for our gardens,

Our active communities are featured this month on pages 6 through to 10.

Interiors: De Clutter Time Rutland Water Reserve

Don’t forget to send through your community news and events to naomi@scenepublishing.co.uk

Heidi & Naomi X

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Travel; Magical Morocco

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What’s on

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Shopping Ideas in Rutland

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Book reviews

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Trade Directory

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Need a phone number?

Then look

no further than our useful numbers Police, Health, Sports clubs, Libraries, Vets and Places of Worship Helplines/Advice, Public Services POLICE

Non emergency (0116) 222 2222 In a non emergency - for example not requiring police attendance - or to report a nonurgent crime, there is one telephone number for the whole of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Support Advicelines

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Emergencies 999 Childline - 0800 11 11 Parentline 0808 800 2222 Samaritans 08457 909090

Citzens Advice Bureau 56 High Street Oakham LE15 6AL 0845 120 3705 www.rutlandcab.org.uk

Local Councils

Rutland County Council Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP Tel: 01572 722577 E: enquiries@rutland.gov.uk Uppingham Town Council The Town Hall, High Street East, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PY - 01572 822681 www: uppinghamtowncouncil.co.uk Rutland Adult Learning Enquiries and Enrolment E: adultlearning@ catmose.rutland.sch.uk www.rutnet.co.uk/adultlearning

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HEALTH Doctors

Barrowden Surgery 8 Kings Lane LE15 8EF 01572 748635 Dr D A J Ker & Partners Cold Overton Road Oakham LE15 6NT Empingham Medical Centre 37 Main Street LE15 8PR Ketton Surgery Geeston Road PE9 3RH 01572 823531 Market Overton Surgery Thistleton Road LE15 7PP 0844 815 1470 Somerby Surgery Oakham Road LE14 2PZ 0844 815 1470 The Uppingham Surgery 2 London Road LE15 9TJ 01572 823531

Chemists

Ashdale Pharmacy 3 Market Place, Uppingham LE15 9QH 01572 822343 Boots The Chemist 26 High Street East, Uppingham LE15 9PZ 01572 823304 Boots The Chemist 18 High Street, Oakham LE15 6AL 01572 722024

Oakham Town Council Day Lewis Victoria Hall, High Street, 21 High Street, Oakham Oakham LE15 6AH November 01572 2011 723627| Email: info@scenepublishing.co.uk

Valley Pharmacy Kings Lane, Barrowden LE15 8EF 01572 747433 Your Local Boots Pharmacy Cold Overton Road, Oakham LE15 6NT 01572 770101

Dentists

ADP Oakham The White House, 17 Burley Road Oakham, LE15 6DH 01572 770579 D S Nadany 2 Market Street, Oakham LE15 6DY 01572 755002 Dentith & Dentith 83 South Street, Oakham LE15 6BG 01572 755970 J A Gwyther 74 High Street, Oakham LE15 6AS 01572 755260 Oakham Dental Studio Knight’s Yard, Gaol Street Oakham, LE15 6AQ 01572 771175 RM Allen 9 Market Place, Uppingham LE15 9QH - 01572 821040 R M Pancholi / M P Gokani Unit 3, Ayston House, Ayston Road Uppingham LE15 9RL 01572 823595 West Road Dental Practice 71 West Road, Oakham LE15 6LT 01572 722677


SPORTS

Catmose Sports Centre 0300 456 2020 www.catmose-sports.co.uk Oakham School Sports Centre 01572 758754 Rutland County Council Active Recreation Team 01572 722577 www.rutland.gov.uk

Athletics

Rutland Athletic Club 01572 757617 01572 723606 www.rutlandac.supanet.com

Badminton

Oakham Badminton Club oakhambc@hotmail.co.uk

Football

Royce Rangers Junior FC 07800749907 / 01572821189

Horse riding

RutlandRidingClub 01780 755237 www.rutlandridingclub.co.uk

Rugby

Ketton Tennis Club 01780 460501

Volleyball

Oakham Volleyball Club 01572 812544

LIBRARY

Oakham Library Catmose Street LE15 6HW 01572 722918 Uppingham Library, Queen Street LE15 9QR 01572 823218 Ketton Library High Street PE93TE 01780 720580 Ryhall Library Coppice Road, PE9 4HY 01780751726 Mobile Library offers a fortnightly service to the villages of Rutland

VETS

Best Friends Veterinary Centre Melton Road, Oakham, LE15 6AY 01572 770011 www.bestfriendsgroup.com

Oakham Rugby Club 01664 454421 01572 770274 www.oakhamrfc.co.uk

Oakham Veterinary Hospital Ashwell Road, Oakham, LE15 7QH 01572 722647 www.oakhamvethospital.co.uk

Running

Rutland Veterinary Centre 12a Ayston Road, Uppingham, LE15 9RL 01572 822399

Rutland Running Club 01572 755533 E:rrcclub_sec@yahoo.co.uk

Sailing

Rutland Sailing Club 01780 720292 www.rutlandsc.co.uk

Tennis

Oakham Tennis Club 07966 466482 / 07971 457739 oakhamltc.org.uk

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Oakham Ashwell, Braunston in Rutland, Brooke, Egleton, Hambleton, Langham, Market Overton,Teigh,Whissendine The Revd Lee Francis- Dehqani 01572 722108 Ryhall, Essendine, Carlby The Revd Patrick McKee 01780 762398

Cottesmore, Barrow & Burley Greetham,Thistleton, Stretton, Clipsham, Exton 01572 812202 (Cottesmore Church office) Lyddington, Stoke Dry, Seaton, Caldecott, Glaston, Bisbrooke, Harringworth The Revd Jane Baxter 01572 822717 Uppingham, Ayston, Belton,Wardley The Revd Canon Rachael Watts 01572 823381 Barrowden & Wakerley, South Luffenham, Morcott, Duddington Tixover The Revd Geoff Angell 01572 747192 Ketton, Collyweston, Easton on the Hill,Wittering The Revd David Everett 01780 720228 St Josephs Catholic Church, Oakham 01572 722308 Congregational Church, Oakham 01733 262086 Methodist Church, Oakham 01572 756946 Methodist Church, Uppingham 01572 722239 Baptist Church, Oakham 01572 724990 Langham Baptist Church 01572 768386 The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 59 South Street, Oakham 01780 460454 (voicemail) Market Overton Free Church 01572 767383 Great Casterton, Little Casterton, Tinwell,Tickencote and Pickworth. The Revd Jo Saunders 01780480479

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COMMUNITY

The Sarah Stillman Design Collection

Nestled in the heart of the Rutland countryside Sarah Stillman and her family live in the village of Thorpe by Water with stunning views overlooking the Welland Valley.

FREE CHILD CAR SEAT CHECKS FOR RUTLANDERS

Rutland County Council is proud to announce that it is supporting the In – Car Child Safety Campaign known as the

“GOOD EGG GUIDE”. The national campaign aims to

Before she was married, Sarah was a

Following a year of coming to terms

raise awareness of the importance

well known textile designer, designing

with the condition, and finding out

of using correctly fitted child seats

fabrics and wallpaper. She owned a

new methods of surgery Sarah, 49

or restraints. A free child car seat

shop called Cloud Nine in Hertfordshire,

and her son Sam, 19 underwent

checking day took place in Tesco’s

where she sold fashion garments and

open heart surgery in the same week.

Car Park, South Street, Oakham, in

she introduced an exclusive range of

However, it was during a period of

September, where many parents had

hand painted T-shirts, which were

convalescence that resulted in her

their child car seats checked for safety

much sought after.

going in a new artistic direction.

by experts. Two thirds of the people

After setting up a family home in

Sarah who is not one to sit around

Rutland, working in her husbands

doing nothing decided to use her

Print and Packaging business, and

talents in order to develop “The

Parents can find out more about

having three children, Emily, Samuel

Sarah Stillman Design Collection”.

the campaign and also the retailers

and Caroline, Sarah was diagnosed

Sarah finds inspiration from her love

who have signed up to the Good Egg

with Marfan Syndrome in 2004. As

of gardening, nature and plants in

Charter at the campaign website

well as this being a big family shock it

particular.

www.goodeggsafety.com

who had their car seats checked had

was highlighted that Marfan Syndrome was a heredity gene which was passed

www.sarahstillmandesigns.co.uk

on to her son Samuel and daughter

01572 820007

Caroline. Luckily Sarah’s eldest daughter Emily didn’t have it.

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COMMUNITY Perhaps one of the most accessible and user-friendly of the UK’s finest potters, Dodd’s work comes from the heart of the kitchen and the beauty of the countryside.

Goldmark Gallery Uppingham 26 November – 24 December 2011

Combining his fascination with making his glazes from locally sourced materials with functionality, Penlee Stone, Somerset Basalt and River Iron are just a few of the rich glazes that work to enhance his simple, unfussy forms. His pots are tactile, intimate and accessible. Inspired by Bernard Leach and mentored by Donald Potter as a schoolboy, Dodd went on to study medicine at Cambridge but after graduating he abandoned it all to return to his first love of pottery, taking a post-graduate course in ceramics in London. He has worked as a professional potter since 1968, becoming one of the most important potters working today. He currently lives and works in Somerset, producing his beautiful pots at the Dove Pottery Workshops.

FREE ENTRY Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland. 01572 821 424. Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 2.30pm - 5.30pm www.modernpots.com

Goldmark Gallery is very pleased to announce the date of celebrated potter Mike Dodd’s exhibition of eagerly awaited new pots, which is to take place 26 November to 24 December.

Love Every Drop in Rutland

• Don’t run the tap whilst your cleaning your teeth • Have a 3-minute shower instead of a bath • Use a bucket of water to wash your car

instead of the hose pipe and use a watering can for your garden

Rutland County Council is backing Anglian Water’s Love Every Drop campaign, to help promote water and money saving tips whilst helping to tackle climate change. Saving water saves money, energy and carbon emissions, whilst reducing our contribution to climate change and improving our sustainability.

• Install a water butt to collect rainwater to use on your

Rutland County Council is encouraging residents to Love

Further information about Love Every Drop can also be found on

Every Drop and pledge to do some of our water saving

the climate change pages of the council website –

measures to help save water using these simple steps:

www.rutland.gov.uk/climatechange

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garden plants

• Always ensure you fill your dish washer and washing machines • Don’t put fat down the drain, as this clogs up drains and

uses more energy to clean our water

• Keep yourself hydrated by drinking tap water instead of

bottled water to reduce your carbon footprint

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The Little Big Bra Shop The Little Big Bra Shop in Market Harborough are delighted to have been selected as finalists in ‘Stars: Underlines Best Shop Awards’ in the Best Newcomer Category. As one of only 62 finalists across seven categories of shop, The Little Big Bra Shop has been successful in the face of sharp competition from over 340 nominees in total. The awards ceremony will take place at the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London during November. Owners Karen Forbes & Angela Craig will be attending courtesy of Underlines Magazine. This comes at a very exciting time for The Little Big Bra Shop as are currently in the process of expanding the business to a bigger shop. www.littlebrashop.co.uk

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New Year Activity Dates For Your Diary Rutland County Council’s Active Recreation Team are supporting Move More 4 Less Week once again this year with a week of activities running between 16 – 22 January 2012. The activities will be on offer for £1 or even free to help encourage more people to try a new activity and become more physically active in the New Year. To help you find out about what activities are going on across Rutland, 4 Activity Clinics are being held from 10th January - 14th January 2012. The Activity clinics are free drop in sessions for anyone. 10 Jan, Oakham Library, 3pm - 7pm 11 Jan, Ketton Library, 2:30pm - 4:30pm 13 Jan, Ryhall Library, 4pm - 7pm 14 Jan, Uppingham Library, 9:30am - 1pm www.rutland.gov.uk/activerecreation 01572 722557

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HOME & GARDEN

Garden Scene By Joseph Whitehead www.gardenwiseadvice.com

With the chilly days now upon us our gardens retreat into winter dormancy; that’s if the heat wave we are experiencing as I write this has not continued! Contrary to popular belief, leafing through seed catalogues in front of a warm fire is not the only job on the list during the winter months, so don’t hang your gardening gloves just yet!

HEADS FRONT AND CENTRE! With limited rations of colour and flower, winter wonder can be sort in the form of attractive stems and seed heads, and with a sparkle of icy frost they can bring beauty to any winter garden.

7 Winter Treats 1. Eryngium giganteum Silvery blue thistle known as ‘Miss Willmotts’ ghost, a wintry look even in summer. 2. Dipsacus fullonum Our native teasel, fine architectural seed heads much loved by gold finches

3. Phlomis russeliana All the Phlomis have great whorls of seed heads that stand well against cold weather. 4. Echinacea purpurea Dazzling in flower and graceful in death. 5. Solidago gigantean Arching stems, add a touch of class! 6. Stipa gigantean All grasses give that great extra element of movement. 7. Sedum ‘Hertstfreude’ With wide flat seed heads all sedums stand well and look great with a touch of frost.

JOBS FOR THE MONTH

Kitchen garden

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If you have a glass house, cold frame or cloche keep that fresh salad coming and sow winter varieties of lettuce, eg ’Winter density’ or ‘Frosted curls’. Clear remaining debris from your plot and continue soil cultivation. Plant new bare root fruit and any ornamental trees as soon as they arrive. Finish planting garlic in situ or into modules if the ground is to wet. Spray peaches and nectarines against peach leaf curl.

In exposed sites prune back roses to prevent wind rock. Rake up all your leaves and heap up turning the pile once or twice through next year to make your own fabulous leaf mould. Great time to plant tulips to reduce the risk of fugal disease. Prune plants that bleed during the growing season like, Acers, Walnuts, fig and vines. Check tree guards are in place to prevent rabbit damage.

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Essence of Uppingham are delighted to be able to offer you fabulous gift ideas for Christmas from Aveda and Cloud Nine. Gift sets by Aveda are available from the salon based on the company ethos of The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences. Also available are Cloud Nine Irons and The O Gift Set by Cloud Nine with an exclusive offer of a free iron case with every micro iron purchase.

IN STOCK NOW School Uniforms Stocked for C of E Oakham Primary New Designs

Catmose Primary Catmose College

Rutland

Babywear Autumn/Winter Fashions

hair works

Kate is back in the salon from November, after the arrival of baby Lomax in August, and is looking forward to welcoming clients new and old.

Brooke Hill Primary St Mary & St John Primary Plus plain uniform available 5 Crown Walk, Oakham

01572 771775

www.kidsandmore.co.uk

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Hair & Beauty Treatments Tues & Weds 9:00 -5.30pm Thurs 9:00 – 5:00pm Fri 9:00 – 6:00pm, Sat 8:30 – 2:30pm

01780 460528

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HEALTH, HAIR & BEAUTY So it’s time to start thinking about the party outfit for the festive season. Not far behind ‘What am I going to wear’ is usually, I need to shape up. So this month we bring you some ideas on burning up those extra calories. • Walk the dog, or borrow a friends dog, and walk faster than you usually

would. Alternate faster walking with a gentle pace to raise your heart rate.

• Dust off your bike and pop to the shops for your Sunday paper. • Book a badminton court and persuade a few friends to join you. • Spring clean your house for an hour....two birds with one stone! • Tidy up your garden. • Learn to play squash or racketball – a perfect indoor sport for the winter months.

Ever surprised how many calories there are in your lunch, snack in the car or after work drink? Well, it’s time to swap a few favourites for something lighter but still lovely!

FAVOURITE SWAP FOR Chocolate Chip Cookie A banana Ready Salted Crisps A handful of nuts or plain popcorn Mozzarella & Tomato Panini

Jacket potato with cottage cheese & salad

Drinks: Latte with whole milk

Latte with skimmed milk

Orange Juice & Lemonade

Orange Juice & Soda

Gin & Tonic

Ask for a long slimline tonic

White Wine

Mix with soda

TOP TIPS

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HOME & GARDEN

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our homes – some people just have more than others. Keeping your home free from clutter is no easy task but it can be done and it can be maintained. Living in a de-cluttered, well organised space can help to bring peace and harmony to your home and can instantly improve your lifestyle…

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Time to de-clutter? What is clutter? Clutter can consist of many different things. It can be:• things that you haven’t used for years, but keep hold of ‘just in case’. • impulse purchases that you cost so much, you just have to hold on to them. • an expensive item of clothing that you have only worn once, or not at all! • old make-up and dried up pots of nail varnish. • hordes of empty jam jars that ‘might’ come in useful one day. • broken objects that you ’will’ get round to fixing soon. • unwanted presents. This list goes on, but basically clutter is really anything that you do not use, need, wear, refer to or like.

Effect of clutter We often find ourselves overwhelmed by the amount of excess baggage we have managed to accumulate over time, and in some cases this can affect how we feel about our home. Living in an unorganised mess can have a diverse effect on how we operate throughout the day – not being able to find a clean work shirt or the car keys when you are already running late can often lead to feelings of stress and not being in control.

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By Sue Hessom Tidy Interiors 01476 564035 or 07540612143 www.tidyinteriors.co.uk

If you have allowed clutter to build, your home will no longer be the place where you can recharge your battery and relax; it will start to feel oppressive and depressing and before long you avoid being there and having people round.

Dealing with clutter Tackling clutter can seem an impossible task if you don’t know where or how to start. The first step is to assess the amount of clutter you have. If you are a compulsive hoarder then you may find it easier to call in the professionals. If you just allow clutter to take over specific rooms or areas of your home, then it really is a matter of being more organized and stricter on yourself and your family. Before starting your task, have allocated areas for the items you are throwing/

shred

it!

recycling. It will be easier if you can place the items straight into cardboard boxes or black bags labeled charity shops, car boot, eBay etc. as this avoids any opportunity for second thoughts. Start in one room. Allow yourself at least a day. Decide where you are going to start and work methodically. Be sensible and understand that it will take time. With every item that you pick up ask yourself the following questions - Do I need this? Do I use this? Do I like this? As you decide what you want to keep and remove you may go through different emotions of relief and guilt– this is normal so don’t let it deter you.

Do’s and don’ts Any sentimental items that you want to keep, package safely and securely before placing in the loft.

through old bills and junk mail. Once you have decided on the things you no longer need, make sure you get them out of the house as soon as possible. Take unwanted items to a local charity shop, or see if any family member or friend wants to take them off your hands. If you want to make some money, go along to a local car boot sale or advertise bigger items in your local paper or community magazine.

Benefits This new amount of storage space you have discovered with be such a change for you, so stay in control by making sure there is a place for everything and everything in its place. If you don’t, you will soon find yourself back in the same situation. Dealing with things as they appear will help to keep your space organized so make sure all family members are behind your efforts. Once you have de-cluttered you will be amazed at the sense of relief it brings. You will feel that you are finally in control of your home again, not the other way around and as a result a more relaxed and welcoming home will appear. And the best thing of all? You will now have a house that almost seems to tidy itself!

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Holy Voley and a touch of pink Mink are excellent swimmers and are able to dive under water and follow the voles into their burrows. This means the burrow, which is a safe haven form predators such as herons, is rendered useless and the vole is a sitting duck in its tunnel. It is estimated that a single female mink can kill 50 – 100

Back in the warmth of the summer months, the Rutland Water Nature Reserve started on a project to reintroduce Water Voles to the Rutland country side. Theses adorable rodents have been immortalised as the character of ‘Ratty’ in the Wind and the Willows.

voles in one breeding season thus it is clear why they have been so disastrous for vole populations. There are now various mink control programmes in action around the country in an effort to reduce the damage they are causing to our native wildlife – thankfully Rutland staff have found no presence of mink in the area -so for now the voles have a relatively safe haven.

Once common and widespread throughout the UK, the voles have vanished from over 94% of their former range, a decline that exceeds that of the Otter! As a result of this decline Water Voles are now protected under the Wildlife and Country Side Act and various conservation groups around the country are working hard to restore the vole population. Habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and intensification of farming methods have all led to a decline in vole numbers. It was the arrival of the

Along with the voles the Reserve was also

American Mink in 1929 however that proved

played a fleeting visit by, of all things a

catastrophic to the voles. Originally imported

Flamingo! Fiona the flamingo is an escapee

to the UK to be bred for the fur industry,

from a zoo in Hampshire and has been on

captive mink soon escaped or were released

the run – or fly since just before Christmas

from mink farms and rapidly adapted to life in

in 2010!

England where they had few natural predators and prey species that had never encountered

By Will Kirstein

such a voracious predator.

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MAGICAL MOROCCO Local luxury tour operator Inspirational Travel has recently added Morocco to their growing list of exotic destinations. Here their MD, Steve Daykin, gives the lowdown on the destination.

Morocco enjoys a great climate year round with perfect conditions in Spring and Autumn, high 30’s in the summer

Morocco, situated in North Africa, has an enormous geographical

Although it is only a short-hop away from

and pleasant temperatures in the winter.

the UK (flight time of just 3 hours) it is a

Temperatures vary as you head into

world away culturally. The tradition and

the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas

order of Europe are suddenly swept aside

Mountains and then you experience much

by the colour, vibrancy and excitement of

hotter and dryer conditions in the Sahara.

Africa and Islam, which really wakes the senses.

diversity and a wealth of natural

The standard of accommodation across the country is high and varies from

and man-made assets. Spanning

The country offers some of the most

exquisite Riad’s and stunning boutique

from the coastlines of the Atlantic

diverse cuisine in the world due to

hotels to 5-star resort hotels.

Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea,

centuries of interaction with other

across the towering and rugged

countries – the Spanish, Portugese, Italian

Explore the souks and markets, the

Atlas Mountains to the vast Sahara

and French have all left a mark, whilst the

Kasbahs, the medinas, historical forts

local influence adds much colour and

and ramparts, and the superb architecture

spice.

of the cities, or take to the waters and

Desert, this is a stunning country with a rich culture and history.

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participate in an array of watersports, relax

If you want to escape the

on a beautiful beach, or take in a round or

hectic pace of modern life,

two of golf. The active will enjoy hiking in the

head to the Atlantic port

High Atlas Mountains, which offer a

town of Essaouria, with

variety of hiking paths suitable for all levels.

its stunning ramparts and forts, lively markets, and stunning wide beaches. and heritage, but also offers an abundance

At the crossroads of seas and continents, where the Mediterranean meets the

Agadir benefits from a warm climate year

of outstanding restaurants and interesting

Atlantic and Europe meets Africa, you have

round and offers an endless beach that

nightlife. Both Fez and Meknes are now

Tangier. The city is located just a few

stretches along the Atlantic with its dunes

recognised as UNESCO World Heritage

kilometres across from Spain, making it a

hiding the fascinating city, that combines

Sites.

popular “packaged” holiday destination.

old world charm with modernisation. So whether you are looking for a fascinating

Set between mountain and sea, this is a lively city, renowned as a haven for artists

Movie-star famous Casablanca is the

short-break, a week of winter sun, or a touring

who are inspired by the city’s magic.

largest city in North Africa and the

holiday taking in a variety of i nteresting cities,

heartbeat of Morocco and is renowned for

then Morocco may just appeal.

Marrakesh is a vibrant place to visit and

its architectural beauty. This avant-garde

a must on any itinerary. Situated at the

city mixes modernism and advancements

Example price: just £499 for a 4-night stay

foot of the towering Atlas Mountains the

in technology with tradition and history

at the 5-star Les Jardins de la Medina in

city makes the most of its position and is

to create a unique style. Even the souks

Marrakesh, including return flights from

steeped in history and legend, ablaze with

seem to have benefitted from the march

London and private transfers.

colour, adorned with stunning architecture

of progress! For further details or to book

and filled with wonderful aromas. This is a city where sounds, smells and sights unite

Inland, the great Imperial Cities of Rabat,

simply call 01780 784380 or

gloriously to give an amazing sensorial

Fez and Meknes have you stepping back

email info@inspirational-travel.com.

experience.

in time. Each city is steeped in culture

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3 DECEMBER, 7.30pm Serenata present ‘Magnum Mysterium’ An evening of Choral Music for Advent and Christmas. Held in the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul in Langham, Rutland. Tickets £10, refreshments will be served in the interval and all proceeds are in aid of church funds. Telephone 01572 723533 or 757435 for tickets or further information

Ceilidh

7.30pm Saturday 26th November Uppingham Village Hall The ceildih is organised by the Rutland fundraising group for WaterAid which has raised £100,000 for projects in West Africa in the past 6 years. WaterAid is a charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation within communities in some of the world’s poorest countries. For tickets contact Danny Parker on

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