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They say that blondes have more fun, but whatever your hair colour you’re sure to look and feel fabulous if you find the shade that’s right for you.

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GLOS DIRECTORIES | LOCAL HISTORY

Gotherington: an Ordinary Village? In the last edition, we considered Readers of this column in December’s directory will have seen the announcement of a new history of Gotherington written by members of the local history society. For this month’s article I would like to share with readers a little of the village’s history. When the local history society was founded in 1981, it was not unusual to hear the assertion, ‘Gotherington is just an ordinary village, it doesn’t have a history!’ This was a challenge which spurred the society’s members on to a first edition in 1993 and the recent fully-revised version. Most readers will know the location of the village at the foot of the Cotswold scarp beneath Nottingham Hill. We know little about the area in the prehistoric period apart from a few scattered flints, the Iron Age hillfort on the top of Nottingham Hill and two small Romano-British farms which stood to the north-east of the present village towards Woolstone.

‘Gotherington’ means ‘Guthere’s farmstead’ and was probably first used about 1200 years ago in Anglo-Saxon times, although it was not written down until Domesday Book in 1087. We have no idea who Guthere was, but it is likely his farmstead was the forerunner of the manor house which still overlooks the village from the lower slopes of Nottingham Hill. From Domesday Book we can work out that about a dozen slaves lived in a small settlement in the area cut by the railway in 1906. This was known as Upper Gotherington. There also existed a Lower Gotherington around Shutter

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The growth of the trees means that this view of the former manor house, taken for the first edition, is no longer quite the same.

An Anglo-Saxon villager; one of the book’s many delightful line drawings by Eric Reynolds who lives in the village. Page 6

Lane at the other end of the village. Here lived the servants of the Bishop of Worcester from where they attended to his manor house, which is now Cleeve Hall in nearby Bishop’s Cleeve. Not until the twentieth century did new housing fill the gap between Upper and Lower Gotherington and create the shape of the modern village. For two thousand years agriculture remained the bedrock of the village, with a small number

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ond is the only surviving part of a moat dating back to 0 which once surrounded today’s Moat Farm.

The beautifully restored 1906 station stands on the left and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway’s halt on the right.

of village craftsmen, such as blacksmith, carpenter and wheelwright. During the Middle Ages wives brewed ale and were often fined for selling it without a licence! The corrugated pattern of the medieval ridge and furrow which indicates ploughed land, still survives in places and some of the oldest houses in the village date back to before 1550. In the nineteenth century two great changes affected the village; an act of parliament in 1807 resulted in the creation of the fields we see around the village today and in 1894 the manor estate, based on Upper Gotherington and which could be traced back to Domesday Book, was broken up into individual farms as agriculture suffered from foreign competition. The following years were hard for the villagers and many people left, even emigrated, to find a better life and yet traditional ways of living still continued into the middle years of the last century. It was the post-war years which brought the beginning of today’s village. New houses were built for incoming workers at GCHQ, Smith’s and Dowty’s. Many were built in the orchards and fields as agriculture declined until today only one working farm remains. The incomers stimulated a lively village social life. The long-standing WI was formed in 1953 and many other societies followed, including the local history society in 1981. And thus the seeds of the book were sown. I do hope you will now want to find out more and read the history of Gotherington in more detail. - David Aldred This is a fully revised edition of Gotherington: History of a Village published in 1993. Once again members of the Gotherington and Area History Society have come together under the editorship of well-known local history author David Aldred, who lives in the village.

New research has expanded the knowledge of the history of the community and the story has been brought up to date at a time of increasing change in the twentyfirst century.

This is a book which will be enjoyed not only by past and present residents, but by all who enjoy reading of life in a village lying at the foot of the Cotswold Hills.

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This is a fully revised edition of Gotherington: History of a Village published in 1993. Once again members of the Gotherington and Area History Society have come together under the editorship of well-known local history author David Aldred, who lives in the village. New research has expanded the knowledge of the history of the community and the story has been brought up to date at a time of increasing change in the twenty-first century. This is a book which will be enjoyed not only by past and present residents, but by all who enjoy reading of life in a village lying at the foot of the Cotswold Hills.

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GLOS DIRECTORIES | GENERAL & COMMUNITY

The Better Life The Zen of Chickens You can learn a lot about life from a chicken. Behind that beak and those golden eyes lies a creature bristling with poultry wisdom. Here’s a sample of what I’ve picked up from both Sweet Pea and Pepperoni. Be in the moment. Chickens seem to have a very short attention span, unless they’re on the trail of a worm. However, they’re actually demonstrating an ability to detach from the superficial, which – to a chicken – is anything inedible.

learned early on that it’s wise to keep out of the path of a broody, moody hen. She also discovered they can run surprisingly fast and launch themselves at unwitting felines. Me? I learned that the term ‘an affectionate peck’ doesn’t apply to poultry.

Be curious about the world. Chickens are life’s little explorers. They can find that hole in the fence which I blocked with some feeble bamboo canes and never got round to repairing properly, the last wild strawberry, or a snail who thought hiding behind the coop was a foolproof survival strategy.

Make time to relax. When they’re not eating, advertising their egg-laying prowess, playing tug-of-war with snails or enjoying dirt baths, chickens like nothing better than sitting still and watching the world go by. Or, if it’s a sunny day, a spot of Chicken Yoga might be in order. You can forget about downward dog, cat posture or doing the cobra. For chickens, the yogic routine is a few luxurious wing stretches, some flexing of the neck and then it’s time to sprawl out in the warm. And if it’s cold outside? They snuggle up together in what I call the ‘tea cosies’ posture.

Celebrate your successes. The commotion a chicken makes before, while and after laying an egg is surely one of Nature’s cruellest jokes. Short of ringing a dinner bell, it’s the most efficient way of summoning any fox within a two-mile radius. Despite that, I defy any smallholder not to be impressed at the ‘scraps, grain and grit in, followed by egg and fertiliser poop out’ magic trick performed most days. Be how you feel. Our cat Page 8

Eat your greens – and give peas a chance. Impressionable children the world over would have no qualms about devouring chard, lettuce or spinach (to name but three) if they had a chicken for a role model.

And, being life’s gourmet connoisseurs, chickens will also happily try tomatoes, grapes, porridge, roast potatoes, bananas, raisins and spaghetti. Although someone we once met, who declared that she fed her hens leftover bacon and eggs did, I feel, overstep the mark a little. The early bird really does get the worm. Although the slightly delayed bird may succeed in taking it off you, if you don’t pay attention. Opportunity not only knocks, it grabs too. Care for your environment. Once again, chickens lead by example. Whether it’s pulling up the weeds*, providing some essential pest control or aerating the soil, chickens are constantly on the lookout for ways to contribute. * A word of caution - an unchecked chicken gets a little over enthusiastic in its garden duties! Play to your strengths. Chickens don’t fly or glide and their singing isn’t up to much. But...they don’t waste food, or an opportunity, and they make eggcellent companions. By Derek Thompson

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Beauty Find The Hair Colour That’s Perfect For You They say that blondes have more fun, but whatever your hair colour you’re sure to look and feel fabulous if you find the shade that’s right for you. We all love to try out something different once in a while and there’s no better way to create a fresh look than with a change to your hair colour. Image Courtesy of Paul Mitchell

A new hue can take years off your age, emphasise your best features and leave your complexion looking radiant. It’s crucial to get it right though, because if you pick the wrong colour you can be left with an unflattering and disappointing result. Your hair is undoubtedly your best accessory, so it’s crucial to think carefully before doing anything drastic or making a hasty change. Here’s our guide to what to consider before you reach for the hair dye. Page 10

Start with Your Skin Tone Whether you fancy being a blonde, brunette or redhead, it’s important to identify whether your natural complexion is warm or cool. This determines what colour base you should look for when you pick your shade.

one. Decide which looks better with your colouring, does the white enhance your eyes and skin? If so, you’re cool. If the cream looks best, then you’re warm. Consider your jewellery; does gold suit you better than silver? If so, your skin tone is warm. If silver looks stunning, then you’re cool.

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Place the peanut butter, coconut, chilli powder and garlic in a small pan with 180ml water. Heat gently, stirring all the time, for 2-3 minutes until the coconut has dissolved and the sauce has thickened. Remove from the heat, stir in half the soy sauce. Thin down with a little more water to get a pouring consistency, if necessary. Par-boil the peppers in a pan of boiling water for 2 minutes, drain well and pat dry with kitchen paper. Cut the aubergine slices into quarters. Thread the peppers and aubergine onto 8 pre-soaked wooden skewers with the onion wedges. Preheat a cast-iron griddle pan until almost smoking. Whisk 2 tbsp of the oil and remaining soy sauce together and brush all over the vegetable kebabs. Cook the kebabs on the hot griddle pan for 6-8 minutes, turning frequently until tender and lightly charred. Meanwhile, cook the noodles in a large pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes until just tender. Drain well and toss together with the rest of the sesame oil and the spring onions. Serve the kebabs on the noodles and drizzle over the satay sauce.

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The true cost of a kitchen Painted Ivory is a new colourway for John Lewis’s popular Vermont kitchen, from its Core Collection.

Designing your kitchen

Using a designer is the most expensive option. Check whether they price per hour or per job, and what’s included. A much cheaper option is to design it yourself, as well as source all components such as units, worktops and appliances. Many people choose the middle option of using their kitchen supplier’s design and installation service. If you’re asked to take your own measurements, be careful: even in a new-build, walls are not always true and the surfaces flat. Take at least three measurements at floor, work-surface and wall unit height, and work to the smallest width. If you’re using a mid-range or luxury kitchen supplier, you may be asked to pay a fee for them to measure up and produce a set of drawings.

Comparing prices

When comparing prices, ensure that you know exactly what you’re buying – a cheap option can cost considerably more if you end up paying for extra work. Ask the right questions. Will they dispose of existing fittings? Prepare plumbing and electrical work? Carry out associated building work? Fit floor and wall finishes? What about final decorating, electrical work Page 18

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Budget suppliers will give you machine-made units, whereas luxury ones offer hand-built cupboards by cabinet-makers. These aren’t necessarily poor quality, though they will have “plant-on” doors that sit in front of the frame, rather than “in-frame” doors, individually made to fit perfectly inside their frames.

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Solid-wood doors with traditional mortise and tenon joints are the highest quality. In-frame doors may expand and contract with the humidity. Good suppliers offer an aftersales service to check their fitting after a few months. Veneered doors are cheaper and easier to maintain. Check whether painted doors are machine-sprayed, or painted by hand with a brush.

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Top-of-the-range carcasses are made of solid wood. Nextlevel-down ones are usually made from plywood or MDF veneer, while cheaper ones are chipboard, sometimes with just hardboard backs. Check the thickness of the chipboard – 18-20mm is a good guide.

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Poor hinges are usually made from thin metal and will wear so thin that the doors hang unevenly. While many people are happy with good quality Blum or Blumstyle hinges (concealed, adjustable and available in a variety of specifications), solid brass butts are better. Check whether hinges open through a complete 180 degree angle.

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Very cheap laminate worktops can burn, scratch and wear out quickly. High-pressure laminates are more durable than low-pressure ones; check that the underside is sealed to prevent water damage from appliances beneath. In a more luxurious kitchen package, you’ll be offered solid wood (at least 4cm thick is best), granite (3cm), man-made solid surfaces (such as Corian) or even glass or concrete.

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A good fitter can make an average kitchen appear fantastic, whereas poor fitting will make the most luxurious kitchen look terrible. Consider this if you’re planning on doing it yourself. If you’re using a fitter, ask to see examples of their work. When buying an expensive, bespoke kitchen, it’s wise to use the company’s own fitters.

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Hidden Algarve Long ago in the Algarve, says the legend, a Nordic princess pined for her frozen homeland until her husband, the King of the Moors, planted thousands of almond trees. The snow-white blossom soon brought a smile to her lips and to this day almost every house in the Algarve looks out to an almond tree. In the lush rolling hills of the interior, the trees herald the first days of spring, flowering among vineyards, orange groves, fig and carob trees. Just a stone’s throw away from the coast, it’s a quiet land of orchards and meadows, meandering lanes and forests and redroofed villages tucked in the greenery, their whitewashed houses topped by filigree chimney pots, in Moorish style, and rooftop terraces where laundry and fruit dry side by side. Goats wander across the road and sometimes a donkey and cart rattle along the cobbled streets. Up there, the cool wooded slopes of the Serra de Monchique are dotted with rivers and lakes, moors and dark forests where rosemary and oleander splash colour in the clearings. The fragrance of eucalyptus and pine follows you along the trails but you find swathes of chestnut and oak and ‘strawberry trees’ whose innocent-looking berries are eagerly collected to make the local firewater. It’s a paradise Page 20

for ramblers and birdwatchers hoping to spot goshawks and royal eagles. With a subtropical micro-climate, mountain and sea all in one, the Serra claims over 1000 species of plants but now and then a church bell chiming in the distance betrays the presence of an isolated village, perched on a terraced slope where vegetables and fruit compete for space. The road to the top winds past the spa resort of Caldas de Monchique, once the site of Roman baths and the place where King Joao II came to take the waters in search of a cure, in the late 15th century. Now the emphasis is on beauty and well being, pampering and relaxation. In a deep wooded glen, quaint buildings gather around a shaded square and you are welcome to stroll in the park, quench your thirst and best of all, make a wish at the Fountain of Youth. Beyond this charming watering place, you reach the rustic hill town of Monchique, once a prosperous weaving centre for wool and cloth,

still famous today for a wide range of craft, linen, wicker baskets, tree sculptures, wooden spoons, dried flowers and scissor chairs, invented, some say, by the Romans and so-named because of the way they fold up. All sorts of goods spill out on the pavements but step inside and you may find the shopkeeper quietly nursing her baby while grandma is shelling peas for the family’s supper. Then follow the lanes climbing up to the square and the whole town is at your feet, tumbling down the hillside among camellias, hydrangeas and fruit trees. The panorama is superb but anyone with a head for heights and twisty roads will also enjoy the drive up to Foia, just five miles away and the highest point at nearly 3,000 feet. Standing on the summit, battling with the wind, you feel like the knights of yore surveying the wild rolling lands of the Algarve, from the verdant slopes of the Serra to the coastal plain and the Atlantic glistening like silver on the horizon. Solange Hando

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Time For A Spring Clean By Claudia Leaf I had invited an old school friend around for coffee and was trying hard to make a good impression. Suddenly a shaft of spring sunlight flooded my lounge, making me cringe with embarrassment. With a growing sense of shame I watched as this unforgiving shaft of light slid across the room, showing up the grubby finger marks on the door, the ring marks on my glass table and a thick layer of dust on the mantelpiece. When it finally landed at my friend’s feet, close to a dirty paw mark our dog had left on the carpet, I saw a look of alarm on her face. “I’m so sorry, I’ve just noticed. Did I do that?” I had a nanosecond to decide whether I should openly confess my domestic shortcomings or keep quiet. “Oh, don’t worry”, I replied. “It’ll brush off when it’s dry.” She left soon afterwards, still apologising. I took a deep breath and realised it was time for some spring cleaning. An article in the Manufacturer and Builder magazine of 1872 (a “practical journal of industrial progress”) describes spring cleaning as “The season of general cleaning, when all the corners and Page 22

closets are overturned and hidden things are brought to light”. Whilst period dramas such as “Downton Abbey” have inspired a new generation to revive traditional kitchen skills, it’s questionable whether 21st century householders will be tempted to adopt the cleaning methods recommended by the magazine, which include black-leading grates, whitewashing walls and scalding bedsteads. The Victorians may have excelled at spring cleaning but they certainly didn’t invent it. Some historians believe that the origins of this tradition date back to the ancient Persian New Year, the Iranian Norouz, which falls on the first day of spring. Iranians still practice “khooneh tekouni” – which literally translates as ‘shaking the house’ – at this time. The Jewish feast of Passover is a religious festival that also hints at a possible origin for spring cleaning. During the holiday the faithful are instructed to refrain from eating any leavened foodstuffs (‘chametz’). The Bible commands that even tiny crumbs must be removed from the house and this results in a ritual hunt for crumbs by candlelight during the evening before the holiday begins.

Christianity has its own spring cleaning traditions. In Greece, householders clean everything thoroughly either before or during the first week of Lent, as a physical manifestation of Lent’s message of spiritual cleansing and renewal. For the ancient Chinese, the concept of New Year cleaning is associated with good fortune. They believed that people should sweep their floors and clean their houses to rid them of any negative influences that may have accumulated during the last twelve months. Householders then locked up the broom for a few days to prevent sweeping away any good luck that might have entered at the turn of the year. When ancient cultures share such similar traditions it’s hard to say exactly when and where the idea of ‘spring cleaning’ originated. However, it’s obvious that the urge to clear away the cobwebs of winter and prepare for the summer months is hard-wired into human DNA. Personally I believe that our seasonal enthusiasm to get busy with a mop and broom is always motivated by the same thing: it’s that accusing beam of sunlight that shows us up in front of guests.

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Little Wonders How little tablets can be cheap and cheerful

Tablets are wonderful things, but they can be pricey: while £400 isn’t much compared to the price of a high-end laptop, it’s still £400. But you don’t need to spend that much to find a perfectly good tablet: in fact, there are good ones for as little as £99.

it’s Google’s own device it’s a proper Android tablet without the customisation that some manufacturers add to the operating system. Once again it’s a seven-inch device with a powerful processor, integrated Wi-Fi wireless networking and good battery life.

The £99 tablet is Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which dropped from £129 to £99 in November (if it’s gone back up again, don’t worry - you can be sure the price will fall again very soon). While it isn’t exactly state of the art it’s still a perfectly decent tablet for watching videos, playing Angry Birds, using Facebook and so on.

There are two other £159 tablets to consider: the Kobo Arc and the Nook HD. The former comes from Kobo, Amazon’s main rival in the ereading sector, and it’s aimed primarily at e-book readers who fancy the odd video, song or bit of web browsing, while the latter is by US bookselling giant Barnes & Noble and hopes to carve a niche offering electronic magazines as well as apps. Technically speaking they’re very good - the Nook HD in particular has a wonderful screen, is very light and easy to use - but tablets rise and fall on the strength of their content libraries and Amazon has the edge in that department. If you want a tablet that has lots of stuff to choose from and which is very easy to use, the Kindle Fire HD will look very attractive; if you’re more techy and want something you can fiddle with too, Google’s Nexus is more

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likely to appeal. You can’t mention tablets without mentioning Apple, and while Apple also has a cheap tablet we’re talking cheap in Apple terms: the iPad mini starts at £269, which is significantly more than other seven-ish-inch tablets - although it’s a good bit less than a full-sized iPad. Apple claims it’s “every inch an iPad”, and that’s a fair claim: it’s essentially an iPad 2 crammed into a smaller case, so it runs existing iPad apps quite happily. It has more available tablet apps than any other small tablet, it has a slightly bigger screen - it’s 7.9 inches rather than the rivals’ 7 inches, which doesn’t sound much but makes a big difference when you’re using it - and to our eyes it’s much better-looking and better-engineered than any rival. Is the iPad mini worth the extra cash? If you want a premium tablet, you’re using other Apple products or you’ve already amassed a stack of iOS apps then yes. If not, you may well find that a smaller rival will be just as much fun for considerably less cash.

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^Offer available on orders placed between 17 January and 31 March and registered by 31 March 2013. Finance examples are based on MINI Select agreements for the model stated, a MINI Cooper S Hatch with CHILI Pack and MINI tlc with a contract mileage of 32,000 miles and an excess mileage charge of 3.90p per mile. **MINI tlc provides scheduled service cover for 5 years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first) at MINI Service Authorised Workshops; maintenance items (e.g. tyres, brake pads and 2nd brake fluid change) not covered; not transferable to another vehicle. *On the road cash price includes 3 year MINI Dealer Warranty, MINI Emergency Service, 12 months’ road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. ^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. Prices are correct at time of publication (February 2013) and are subject to change without notice. Retail customers only. Finance is subject to status and available to over 18’s in the UK only (not the Channel Islands or Isle of Man). Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Advertised finance is provided by MINI Financial Services, Bartley Way, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9UF. We commonly, but not exclusively, introduce customers to MINI Financial Services. This introduction does not amount to Independent financial advice. †Test drive subject to status and availability.

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Get Motivated! We can all feel de-motivated at times, so if January has passed you by without starting any of those New Year resolutions, turn February into the month you take some positive steps to regain control. Trying to achieve all that you want in the coming year may feel like an impossible task and it can lead to feeling totally de-motivated. Motivation is key to our creativity, productivity and happiness. When we are motivated we feel like we can take on any challenge, meet any deadline and work through any problem to achieve our goal, whether that’s personal satisfaction or public recognition for a job well done. But once demotivation sets in, then even the smallest task can seem insurmountable.

Set small goals

If you’ve given yourself a big goal this year, such as losing a large amount of weight or changing jobs, break it into small, short term goals. Give yourself weekly targets – losing 5lbs or re-writing your CV - and then congratulate yourself on achieving them. By doing this you are building up positive ‘credits’ in your mind, keeping you going for the following week.

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Stay focused

Don’t give yourself too many goals to aim for at once. Focus on one, work out how best to achieve it (in small steps, if needed) and work your way through it before starting on your next goal. Diffusing your energy by trying to change too many things at once will just mean you are less likely to keep up your motivation. So prioritise, write yourself a list and start with number one.

Talk about it

A great motivator is other people. If you tell people that you’re going to start writing that novel this month or apply for the local half marathon, you’re much more likely to do it. Talk to friends, family and work colleagues - their gentle nudges or encouragement will help to keep you on track. Putting up little post-it notes to remind yourself of your goals

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Starting to exercise, cutting down on unhealthy food, changing jobs, starting your own business. None of these are easy. Accept that there will be set-backs and bad days or bad weeks. But keep looking at the positives - what did you manage to achieve this week, or how are you going to do better next week? So plan ahead, have lots of small goals to help you reach your big goal, accept there will be set-backs and look at how other people have done what you would like to do. And keep going - you’re doing great!

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Seed Sowing on the Cheap by Pippa Greenwood It’s the time of year when you can easily produce great plants without breaking the bank. If you want your garden full of colour, interest, perfume and perhaps even tasty crops, there’s no doubt that the least expensive way to do it is to raise your plants from seed. But what can be done to ensure the results in the garden are just as impressive? Start with a little selfrestraint. Whether from catalogues or at the garden centre, it’s all too easy to buy enough flower seed to fill a tennis court when you have an average-sized garden, or enough veg seed for a family twice the size of your own. Make a list of what you actually need and put a limit on how many un-planned purchases you’ll allow yourself. Think about sharing. Each packet of seed often contains tens or even hundreds of seeds, so why not agree to swap a few with friends and relatives. Page 32

This will not only save you money, but will also maximise the range of plants you can grow without increasing your outlay. Don’t be tempted to sow too many seeds at one time. By sowing little and often you’ll maximise flower time of annual flowers and cropping time for vegetables and herbs. It also means that if the conditions are not right for germination on one occasion, all is not lost.

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Wake Up and Smell the (Overpriced) Coffee... Looks delicious... and at £478, what a steal!

Most people have an opinion on downloading music. ‘It’s killing the industry’; ‘it’s terrible for bands’; ‘it devalues the art’. As a musician myself, however, my gut instinct is to swing in the opposite direction. Allow me to explain. A poster has been circulating recently on Facebook on the subject of the price of coffee versus the price of music downloads. ‘Why is it that people are willing to pay £3.50 for a cup of coffee,’ it asks, ‘but won’t pay 99p for a song…?’. I’ve seen this pop up a number of times in my news feed, and I rather think it’s time I stuck my oar in. Apart from anything else, if you buy coffee from Starbucks then you are unquestionably an idiot (I include myself in this sweeping generalisation, so don’t be offended). The markup on high street coffee is obscene. Okay, maybe if you’re buying a caramel macchiato or a vanilla chocciplonko or some other thinly disguised pudding-in-a-cup that it’s time-consuming to recreate at home, maybe then it’s excusable… but common-orgarden filter coffee? Daylight robbery. Anyhow, with that out of the way, let’s get down to the real business at hand. The music industry, and the internet. Page 34

by Chris Russell

The chorus of disapproval on this subject normally focuses on how ‘unfair’ it is that the kind of revenues bands enjoyed in the ‘70s and ‘80s have dwindled so dramatically. Is it fair that consumers happily lavish vast amounts of money on staggeringly evil, taxdodging, impoverished-beangrower-exploiting corporate juggernauts like Starbucks when they refuse to scrape together a few pennies for a piece of art crafted by hard-working, honest-faced musicians that will make your heart swell and remain with you forever…? Is this ‘fair’? Probably not. But is it happening? Definitely. Here’s the rub - you can’t change people’s habits. You have to respond to them. It’s not surprising that the major label bosses condemn technology for affecting record sales, but consider this - do the telecommunications companies who previously made tens of millions a year on international phone calls think Skype is fair? Doubtful. But have you used Skype? Brilliant, isn’t it? The simple truth is that industries move on. Once upon a time you could scrape a living lighting gas streetlamps or setting the pins at bowling alleys. Heck, in the Triassic era you could probably make a

pretty penny selling iguanodon rides to toddlers. But just like the human race, industries evolve, and indeed we only need to go back 150 years to reach a time before it was even possible to record music. So, if you’re in a band and you’re reading this, before you complain that people buying coffee instead of your latest track is unfair, remember that in 2013 you can publish a music video in seconds. You can promote your gigs at the touch of a button. You can record an album without ever leaving your bedroom. And most of it costs you next to nothing. In short, quit whinging and go write a new record. If you work hard enough, it could be on Spotify within the week. Where, as a premium member, I very much look forward to enjoying it. 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 book, “Mockstars”; a selection of video extracts are available to view at www. ProjectLightyears.com.

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‘Hang spring –cleaning!’ cries Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. The critters are emerging from hibernation, and so are we. We’ve picked a selection of the best novels where animals are calling the shots. What better way to welcome in the warmer weather, than with some tales from the riverbank… and beyond?

Watership Down Richard Adams Fiver can sense impending doom. Something very bad is coming to the rabbit warren and fleeing is the only way to save the clan. He and his brother Hazel embark on the journey of a lifetime to find sanctuary at Watership Down. Crammed full of amazing rabbit folklore, myths, legends and even their own language of ‘Lapine’, we become totally immersed in Fiver and Hazel’s world, carried along on this amazing and perilous journey across southern England. Animal Farm George Orwell Originally subtitled ‘A Fairy Story’, this was Orwell’s allegory for events leading up to the Russian Revolution. Rebellion is in the air at Manor Farm when the drunken layabout of a farmer, Mr Jones, forgets to feed his animals. Pigs Napoleon and Snowball lead the revolt and bring power to all those on four legs. But in time, the uprising takes an unexpected downturn. Remember: ‘All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than other.

Charlotte’s Web E.B. White Bashful and whimsical Wilbur the Pig is horrified to learn that he’s facing the chop. His human protector, Fern, might not be able to save him all on her own and it looks like it’s up to the barn’s resident arachnid to save his bacon. Can Charlotte convince the farmer that Wilbur really is worth hanging onto? Ok, so the clue is in the title but this is a thoroughly charming tale that will have you laying off the sausages, and letting the cobwebs hang around a bit longer, way after you’ve put the book down. The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein Another dog has his day now and this time it’s Enzo who wants to be reincarnated as a human. Enzo already feels human - he watches television and listens carefully to everything his master tells him. Through watching and listening, Enzo has gleaned that his human family is in trouble and he must do everything in his power to fix them. ‘Heart-warming’ doesn’t come close.

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Recycling

Swindon Road recycling centre

Opening hours Monday to Friday - 7.30am-7.30pm (summer time) and 7.30am-6.30pm (winter time) Saturdays - 7.30am-4.00pm Sundays and bank holidays - 9.00am-1.00pm

Wingmoor Farm, Nr Bishops Cleeve

Half mile west of Bishop’s Cleeve on the road to Stoke Orchard. Open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) Opening hours: 9am – 6:15pm all year round Household Recycling Centre Helpline on 01242 680 010

Useful Numbers Cheltenham Borough Council 01242 262626 Citizens Advice Bureau 01242 522491

Gloucestershire County Council 01452 425000 Local M.P. Martin Horwood 01242 224889 National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 Bacon Theatre 01242 258002 Everyman Theatre Cheltenham 01242 572573 Town Hall & Pump Rooms Box Office 0844 5762210 Cineworld Cinemas 0871 200 2000 Cheltenham Borough Community Transport 01242 515388

To advertise call 01242 500 028 or 07912 575741 or visit www.glosdirectories.co.uk


GLOS DIRECTORIES | FUN STUFF CODEWORD Each letter in this puzzle is represented by a number between 1 and 26. The codes for three letters are shown. As you find the letters enter them in the box below.

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1. Loving and giving 2. Robinson Crusoe 3. No Smoking Day 4. First 5. Thursday 6. Mardi Gras 7. He took ill 8. Saturday 9. Palm Sunday 10. Sunday Girl (by Blondie)

Across: 1 Extreme, 5 Cubes, 8 Twist, 9 Handbag, 10 Advertisement, 11 Casual, 12 Stupid, 15 Demonstration, 18 Loudest, 19 Irate, 20 Scent, 21 Dinners. Down: 1 Extra, 2 Thieves, 3 Entertainment, 4 Ethnic, 5 Concentration, 6 Bible, 7 Sighted, 11 Cuddles, 13 Private, 14 Stated, 16 Mouse, 17 Needs.

CODEWORD

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GLOS DIRECTORIES | LISTINGS

PUBS & RESTAURANTS Hotel on the Park 38 Evesham Road Cheltenham GL52 2AH Tel: 01242 518898 Ellenborough Park Southam Road Cheltenham GL52 3NH Tel: 01242 808 919

The Apple Tree Inn Stockwell Lane Woodmancote GL52 9QG Tel: 01242 673277 Bottelino’s St James Street Cheltenham GL52 2SH Tel: 01242 224761

Malvern View Restaurant & Hotel Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham GL52 3PR Tel: 01242 672017

Charlton Kings Hotel London Road Cheltenham GL52 6UU Tel: 01242 231061

The Royal Oak The Burgage Prestbury Cheltenham GL52 3DL Tel: 01242 522344

Everest Balti House 3 Portland Street Cheltenham GL52 2NZ Tel: 01242 221334 Golden Mountain 63 Winchcombe Street Cheltenham GL52 2NE Tel: 01242 222 361

TAKEAWAYS All The Raj 27 Prestbury Road Cheltenham GL52 2PP Tel: 01242 242474 Chicken Inn 1 Portland Street Cheltenham GL52 2NZ Tel: 01242 527971 China House 176 London Road Cheltenham GL52 6HJ Tel: 01242 523687 Everest Balti House 3 Portland Street Cheltenham GL52 2NZ Tel: 01242 221334 Golden Mountain 63 Winchcombe Street Cheltenham GL52 2NE Tel: 01242 672664

Perfect Pizza 32 - 34 St James Street Cheltenham GL52 2SH Tel: 01242 235440 Pitville Fish & Chips 27 Prestbury Road Cheltenham GL52 2PP Tel: 01242 242474 Simpsons Fish & Chips 73 - 75 Priors Road Cheltenham GL52 5AL Tel: 01242 521964 Turkish Delight 6 Portland Street Cheltenham GL52 2PB Tel: 01242 282111 Whaddon Fish Bar 100 Whaddon Road Cheltenham GL52 5NF Tel: 01242 691911

TAXIS

Wokswagon 77 Priors Road Cheltenham GL52 5AL Tel: 01242 575995

Please email advertising@glosdirectories.co.uk if you would like to have your club or class listed here. Listing is free of charge if non profit, otherwise only £7.50 + VAT per month. Minimum booking for listings is 6 months.

Please email info@glosdirectories.co.uk if you find any information in the directory to be out of date or would like to add new establishments.

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The Langton 191 London Road Cheltenham GL52 6HT Tel: 01242 233022 Taj Mahal Balti 11 Church Road Bishop’s Cleeve GL52 8LR Tel: 01242 676006 Masala Bites 22-24 Albion Street Cheltenham GL52 2LP Tel: 01242 530531 Rising Sun Cleeve Hill Cheltenham GL52 3PX Tel: 01242 676281 The Curry Corner 133 Fairview Road Cheltenham GL52 2EX Tel: 01242 528449

Airport Plus Tel: 01242 808090 Airport Priority Cars Tel: 01242 572224 A2B Private Hire Tel: 01242 580580 Bishop’s Cleeve Private Hire Tel: 01242 696676 Prestbury Independent Taxi Tel: 01242 07860 434421 The 727 Car Company Tel: 01242 523523

CLUBS & CLASSES

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GLOS DIRECTORIES | LISTINGS Architectural & Building Services ADCMS Ltd 16 Architectural Studio 17 Lockwood Architectural 35 Beauty, Health, Fitness & Skincare Beauty by Juliet Tai Chi Tui Na Chinese Massage

11 37 11

Bouncy Castle Hire Bouncy Castle Hire Croft Farm 37 Building & DIY Building & Plumbing Supplies

21

Building, Maintenance, Repair, Carpentry & Handyman Services Concept Carpentry 19 Cheltenham Felt Roofing 16 Dave Dowell 31 Ian Banks Carpentry 23 LB Services 23 LCM Flat Roofing 35 Maguire Plasters 23 Matt Grimshaw Carpentry 33 Business Services & I.T. Flamelily I.T. Glos Websites TCG IT Silver Training

31 37 5 9

Cakes & Baking Accessories Cake and Sugarcraft Boutique 12 Charities Building Circles Gloucestershire 13 Linc Churchdown Choir event 9 Winston’s Wish Grt British Brekkie 9 Children, Classes & Tuition Jo Jingles Kumon Maths and English Monkey Music Prestbury Piano

39 39 39 36

Chimney Sweep Dave Bott Chimney Sweep

19

Cleaning Services Mr O (Oven Cleaning)

21

Conservatories & Windows Cloudy2Clear Windows Prior Products

17 17

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Index of Advertisers Counselling and Therapies Advance Practice Hypnotherapy 13 Positive Exchange Hypnotherapy 12 Curtains & Blinds Homechoice Blinds 31 Tewkesbury Blinds & Curtains 21 Electrical services Carl’s Electrics Glevum Electrical Pro Electrical

16 28 31

Entertainment Cheltenham Tigers Gloucester Rugby

45 47

Funeral Directors Alexander Burn Ltd

5

Garden and Estate Services & Maintenance Bredon Hill Landscaping C&M Tree Solutions Dave Dowell Edward Price Tree & Garden Gifts & Accessories The Tesseray Collection

35 33 31 33 5

Hypnotherapists Advance Practice Hypnotherapy 13 Positive Exchange Hypnotherapy 12 Kitchens Building & Plumbing Supplies Concept Carpentry Matt Grimshaw Carpentry

21 19 33

Mirrors, Oak handmade Celeste Oak Mirrors

5

Oven Cleaners Mr O

21

Piano Tutor Prestbury Piano

36

Plasterers Maguire Plasters

23

Plumbing, Heating & Boiler Services Johnston Scotia 24&25 KB Plumbing 19 Glevum Heating 28 Oil Boiler Service Mark Little 19 Paul Tamcken 23 Restaurants, Pubs, Cafe’s & Takeaways The Royal Oak 15 Roofs Cheltenham Felt Roofing LCM Flat Roofing Veal & Son

16 35 29

Stoves & Chimney Services A&R Stove Installers Dave Bott Chimney Sweep

19 19

Taxis & Airport Transfers AJH Chauffeurs

37

Television & Satellite Digital TV & Sat Systems

17

Travel Miles Morgan Travel

3

Leaflet Distribution Gloucestershire Leaflet Distrib. 36

Web Design Glos Websites

37

Letterbox Replacement The Letterbox Replacement Co. 31

Weddings & Parties Cake and Sugarcraft Boutique 12

Meal Deliveries Wiltshire Farm Foods

Windows & Conservatories Cloudy2Clear Windows Prior Products

15

Motoring, MOT’s & Vehicle Sales Cotswold Cheltenham Mini 27 J.T. Mobile Vehicle Services 23 Mobile Hair & Beauty Beauty by Juliet

17 17

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