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Dear Residents Hopefully, you noticed that the magazine you’ve been receiving for years, The Southampton Directory, has a new name; Discover Hedge End. Last year, I bought into a magazine called Discover Meon Valley and became fond of the name and logo, as did my business partner, Tania Houston, so we decided to rebrand and launch our portfolio of local magazines which we realise now makes us the biggest publisher in the area (see page 47).  However, while we now cover a large area, (97,000 homes and businesses) every magazine is still local to our readers and it’s our advertisers who will most benefit from the developments. Discover Hedge End will be delivered to 15,000 homes and businesses in Hedge End, West and Botley so all contributions and information of forthcoming events are welcome.  Not for

profit organisations are featured free of charge so please visit www.discovermagazines.co.uk to get in touch or call Tania, the new editor on 01489 660023. Southampton sees the opening of Sea City Museum on 10 April which features the Titanic Exhibition so I’ve dedicated the What’s On and featured articles on the Centenary of that fateful day (pages 4, 6 & 8). As the story of the Titanic still captures our imagination, I’m sure the Performing Arts production of Pride of the White Star at the Berry Theatre will be worth seeing (see page 12 to book). Until next issue.

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It is now 100 years since RMS Titanic disappeared beneath the waves of the Atlantic. Yet public fascination with the story is as strong as ever. Why should this be? You might flick through the pages of a magazine to get an overview of the highlights before settling down with a cup of coffee, then that familiar image catches your eye (you can’t deny it, you just did it) - the stately lines of that four-funnelled ocean liner; and that single evocative word… Titanic.

and sank in an almost identical fashion to the Titanic, going down bow first as the forward compartments flooded. Watertight doors should have prevented this happening, but film of the wreck, shot in 2004, shows that the doors had been left wide open, probably to provide relief from the scorching heat. Britannic had been designed for service in the somewhat cooler climes of the North Atlantic but had been requisitioned by the Admiralty for use as a hospital ship.

It’s not as if there is any shortage, unfortunately, of shipwrecks, before or after this catastrophe. Titanic was not even the ‘largest’ ship in the world really. This title had already gone to the first of her sister ships, the lesser-known Olympic, which had made its maiden voyage on 14 June 1911. Their dimensions were the same, with a length of 882 feet 9 inches and a beam of 92 feet 6 inches. But the Titanic’s displacement tonnage was the greater as a result of internal changes to the original design, so she succeeded her sister on a technicality.

At the time of the collision she was bound for the Greek island of Kea to collect 3,000 casualties so mercifully there were no passengers on board. There were, however, 30 fatalities, caused when two prematurely- launched lifeboats were sucked into the blades of a propeller. One of the survivors of the wrecked lifeboats was nurse Violet Jessop. This lady had also survived the Titanic’s sinking and been on board the Olympic when it collided with the cruiser HMS Hawke on 20 September 1911. I don’t know what became of her after the sinking of Britannic but I think if I’d had anything to do with it I would have banned her from further travel with the White Star Line.

The third and last ship in the ‘Olympic class’, Britannic, was 21 feet longer. This ship struck a German mine in the Aegean Sea on 21st November 1916

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18th May 1918, when Captain Hays, while commanding the first (and last remaining) of the three ships, Olympic, succeeded in ramming and sinking a U-boat, the only recorded case of a merchant ship sinking an enemy warship during World War I. In 1933 Olympic collided with the Nantucket Lightship, killing seven of the lightship’s crew; yet none of these events is so indelibly written into history as the fate of RMS Titanic. No doubt the fact that the Titanic sank on her maiden voyage, coupled with the ballyhoo of that occasion, the huge loss of life and the subsequent shock waves which reverberated around the world served as a foundation for the ongoing intrigue. Another factor could be the White Star Line’s official description of the ships’ construction, which concluded’… practically making the vessel unsinkable.’

These five words were seized upon, edited, embellished and misquoted a thousand times after the sinking, giving the impression of it being a challenge to the Almighty; the very name of the ship an arrogant suggestion of a rival god. This angle was exploited in the James Cameron film Titanic, when Rose’s fiancee, Cal, declares “God Himself could not sink this ship”. Preoccupation with the disaster was immediate, with the first of many films portraying the catastrophic

Titanic Myths The band played until the very end This wouldn’t have been possible as the ship was listing and the band members would have been unable stay standing upright. The Titanic was trying to set a speed record Communication was not as it is today and arrangements for the arriving passengers would have been made days or weeks in advance. If they had reached New York ahead of schedule most of them would have been left standing at the docks. Third class passengers were locked below deck There was no attempt to keep third class passengers from getting into the lifeboats, or to divide potential survivors by class in any way. The reason relatively few ‘steerage’ passengers survived was partly due to being so far from the deck, and partly because many didn’t speak English and wouldn’t have understood the evacuation instructions. The high number of casualties was due to insufficient lifeboats Whilst it’s true that there were only enough lifeboat spaces for around one third of the passengers, not all the lifeboats were launched. Panic and interference from passengers coupled with not enough skilled manpower, meant time ran out anyway and the last two lifeboats floated off the sinking ship. Indeed the first lifeboat that was launched had a capacity of 50 people but had just 12 passengers on board.

events of that night, In Nacht und Eis, being released in Germany that same year. It has also been the subject of dozens of books, articles and songs, an example of how this self-perpetuating fascination feeds upon itself to become something other than the sum of its parts, a separate entity. There is Titanic the ship – the wreck – the historical event. And there is Titanic the phenomenon. Long after the wreck is nothing more than a stain on the floor

of the ocean this legend will live on, a nebulous memorial to the 1,517 men, women and children who perished in the freezing waters of the Atlantic on the 15th April 1912. But what would those victims have thought of this remembrance? Would they feel it a fitting tribute? Or do their ghosts look down with disdain, or disgust, at the morbid vultures picking over the heartbreaking remains of their lives. In conclusion it has to be said that there is no conclusion; as memories die they are replaced with memories of memories. And stories of stories. But probably not another film; how could anything follow the 1997 blockbuster? This film has grossed in excess of $2 billion, making the production cost of $200 million seem insignificant in comparison – a drop in the ocean. BY PATRICK COUSINS

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Southampton Remembers

At 11.40pm on the 14th April 1912 RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic, near Newfoundland. At 12.20am on the 15th April the crew was given the order to send away women and children in the ship’s lifeboats. Titantic sank at 2.20am in the 15th April. of the 1523 people who lost their lives 549 came from Southampton. The disaster, which made headlines across the world, had a devastating effect on the people of the city. 100 years after the tragic sinking of the White Star liner RMS Titanic, the city recognises our unique link to the tragedy. The disaster struck at the heart of Southampton as hundreds of city residents went down with the fated vessel. Events across the city give you the chance to connect with the voices of the past that echo through history, telling the story of that disastrous night. Above: The fateful route

Right: View of the rear port side of Titanic, showing the rudder and the central and port wing propellers. Note the man at the bottom of the image!

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ReTRAcIng The UnSInkAble: The TITAnIc cenTenARY Southampton City Art Gallery’s Biennial Open Exhibition 17 March-9 April 2012 All residents of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire and Dorset are invited to submit their artwork for this 'open exhibition.' This year the theme is the Titanic. In April 2012, it will be one hundred years since the famous White Star Line ship set off on its ill-fated voyage to America. The iceberg that intervened, the tales of heroism and the deep sea excavations of the ship embedded in the Atlantic have become legendary. We encourage artists of all ages working in a range of media to rise to the challenge of creating a new piece of work based on this theme. The judges invite entrants to consider the brief as creatively as possible and will consider both 2-D and 3-D work in any medium (although video and multi-media work cannot, unfortunately, be accepted due to technical limitations). The successful entrants to the exhibition will have their work exhibited at Southampton City Art Gallery from 17th March – 29th April 2012. Contact Julia Howard for further information, entry forms and a copy of the rules; Julia.howard@southampton.gov.uk or 023 8083 2355 A TITAnIc DAY foR All The fAMIlY Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre Southampton SO14 7LP Monday 2 April, 11am and 3pm Free drop in session. An exciting array of activities will be on offer for all the family to commemorate the Titanic Centenary. Activities include rhymes, songs & shanties with storyteller Fiona Moore; green screen acting & filming opportunities with filmmakers from ‘Butterfly FX’; launch of the “Favourite Book to Share” competition for Under 5's in partnership with Southampton libraries; Titanic 2012 creative writing competition station; art and craft activities with artists Holly Deacon, and even have your own maritime-inspired face painted! AnceSToRS loST AT SeA! Southampton Central Library, Civic Centre Southampton SO14 7LP Wednesday 4 April at 7pm -9pm Presented by The Family History Club with Dr Simon Wills. Contact:The event is Free but a ticket must be collected from the Local Studies Library. The Titanic was just one of hundreds of thousands of British merchant ships that have been lost in peace and war. Was your ancestor on board one? A crew member, a passenger, maybe even the captain? Have you been trying to trace a ship that disappeared? Come and join in this event to help you find out more using web sites, Southampton Library’s collection, and the resources of the National Archives. Bring along details of any ancestors or ships you’re trying to find. Dr Simon Wills is a maritime genealogist who has been researching and writing about maritime ancestors for over twenty years. He has a special interest in the merchant navy 1750 to 1950. He lives in Southampton and has just completed his book ‘Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors.

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TITAnIc TRAIl WAlkS Saturday 7, Monday 9, Wednesday 11, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 April at 1.30pm and 2.30pm Walk begins at Holy Rood Church, High Street, Southampton Free but places are limited and must be booked in advance Contact: 023 8057 1858 (office hours only) or e-mail Drob007@aol.com Southampton Tourist Guides Association is the only official tour guiding organisation in Southampton. As a consortium of fully qualified tourist guides we be dedicated to serving residents and visitors to the city and its surrounds in their quest to finding out what there is to know about this part of England's origins, history and culture. oxfoRD STReeT ReMeMbeRS Saturday 7 April Step back in time to 1912 as the Oxford Street remembers Titanic. Visit the street to enjoy: Special menus, a Titanic Trail, meet

costumed characters and browse a special maritime themed market of local artists and creatives.

dramatise the incident, only to provide an accurate and evocative space for reflection and remembering.

fRoM PRoW To STeRn Tuesday 10 - Sunday 15 April Andrews (East Park) Adjoining Guildhall Square Presented by The Nuffield Theatre and Southampton City Council Titanic – From Prow to Stern is a full-scale outline of the Titanic including the exact length and beam, together with an indication of the positions of the main features, lifeboats and funnels. You will be able to grasp the scale and indeed walk its entire length. The installation will also include voice recordings from the archive of the City’s Oral History Unit, and the names of all those from Southampton who perished, with simple commemorative flowers. During the night of the centenary there will be a spoken timeline of events and Distress Flares launched. The intention is not to

look oUT! SoUThAMPTon’S TITAnIc SToRY In Song Wednesday 11 April at 8pm Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ Box Office: 023 8059 5151 Look Out! is performed by White Star Line-Up – a group of primarily Southampton-based singers and musicians formed specifically to tell this story. Featuring song, music and spoken word, it relates the events leading up to the tragedy, and the aftermath, from the viewpoint of the town and its crew.

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A nIghT To ReMeMbeR Thursday 12 April Harbour Lights Picture House, Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3TL Contact: 0871 902 5733. A Night To Remember is a 1958 docudrama film adaptation of Walter Lord's book of the same name, recounting the final night


COLDEN COMMON FUN DOG SHOW Colden Common Park, Boyes Lane. Sunday 29th April, 10am - 4pm Lots of fun classes for all dogs, raffle, trade stands and refreshments. All profits to the charities Hounds for Heroes and Colden Common Community Centre.

ANIMAL WELFARE BAZAAR 17 stalls - Next to church, Highfield Lane. Saturday 5th May, 10.30am-12.30pm Refreshments Adults 30p, accompanied children free

SOUTHAMPTON ADULT LEARNING FESTIVAL Southampton Central Library and the City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, SO14 7LP. Saturday 12th May, 11am-4pm A great opportunity to try out something new, whether it’s dance or singing, digital photography or crochet, tai chi or card making. There is a lot more in the Festival’s very varied programme, and it’s the place to come if you’d like to find out about adult learning opportunities in the City, with information displays and people to ask.  Families are welcome too at this free event. For the detailed programme go to www.southampton.gov.uk/adultlearningfestival

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“The Titanic is the largest ship in the world,” said Edward. “This voyage will go down in history; I don’t understand why you wouldn’t want to be part of it.” Elizabeth settled into the luxurious upholstery of the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and raised a gloved hand to her face as she yawned. “It isn’t the largest ship in the world, it’s the same size as the Olympic. I don’t know what all the fuss is about. And all we’d see of New York is hotel rooms and your boring business friends – the same as last time.” The novelty of accompanying her husband on his business trips had long ago lost its appeal. “You’re even cramming a meeting into the stop at Cherbourg, for heaven’s sake, and you’ll only be there for an hour and a half.” “It’s important that I talk with Pierre face to face, and this is an excellent opportunity; his office is just a short taxi ride from the docks. And it will save me a round trip of three days if I had to go from London.” He returned his attention to the pages of the Financial Times as Elizabeth watched the Hampshire countryside roll by. A few hours later she waved goodbye to Edward and watched Titanic being towed from the dockside. Then she turned to the chauffeur: “Take me home please, Stuart.” Titanic dropped anchor a few hundred yards from the dockside at Cherbourg. There were no berths large enough to accommodate such a huge ship so the White Star Line had built two tenders especially to ferry passengers to and fro. As the first of these vessels chugged across the short expanse of water Edward was already waiting at the head of the gangplank, briefcase in hand. He planned to return to the docks in good time. And he would have done, if the taxi hadn’t got a puncture. He arrived just in time – just in time to watch Titanic’s departure. He watched as the giant liner, lights blazing, sailed into the dusk. As the taxi drove him back to the town centre he was already planning the next day’s business meetings. Elizabeth had given the servants paid leave, pending her husband’s return. This was something she would often do just lately, an act of generosity which he didn’t entirely approve of. Now she stood in the bedroom in her nightdress, studying the list of survivors’ names. Then she scrutinized it more closely, reading each name carefully, one at a time. No matter how many times she read it Edward’s name did not appear in the list. She turned and smiled at the man lounging on the four-poster. “Stuart darling, we’re rich!” she said. Then she heard the key in the front door. 10

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APRIl The beRRY TheATRe, heDge enD 10th Journey 2 The Mysterious Island 11th Senna – film 14th Squashbox Theatre presents Universarama! Using only silly puppets, ridiculous and unnecessary props, simple household objects and assorted fruits and vegetables, Professor Johnson will reveal the secrets of the universe! “Wonderfully witty, richly comic, incredibly informative and quietly moving” 18th Titanic Pride of the White Star 27th Terry Alderton 2012 Tour. As Seen on BBC3’s Edinburgh Gala, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand and Comedy Central. 28th The Storyteller – Up & Away. Next session 23rd June Olympic Tales 11am (B) £3 The nUffIelD 6th-7th April The owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. With an irresistible blend of live music, puppetry and storytelling,

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of the rose is told by a European woman and a Japanese girl. 21st Suitcase circus Featuring world's only acrobatic potato sack, a daredevil ski glove, an incredible dancing milkshake straw, the hypnotic tie snake Windsor Knot, and the lovable yet bizarre magical Mexican hat Timrek. A delightfully heart-warming and interactive familyfriendly spectacular. Studio. 21st lalita’s big fat Asian Wedding Generations of the extended family come together from all corners of the globe to share their hopes, dreams and disappointments. Enjoy the bride’s journey through embarrassment, despair and a battle for acceptance, in this hilariously comical take on Asian weddings, fusing dance, drama and music. Main House 22nd So You Think You can Dancewise? See the talent of these local dancers in ballet, street, Irish, contemporary, tap, singing and more! Main House 24th-26th The Pirate

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Project - In The Pirate Project three women set sail in search of their inner pirate. Ha Harrrr! Main House 27th-28th - Measure for Measure Boundless Theatre’s pulsating and darkly comic new production explores issues of morality, justice and the abuse of power and proves just how relevant Shakespeare remains today. Main House. SoUThAMPTon gUIlDhAll 14th Titanic commemoration concert 18th fred goater’s Tea Dance 28th Stewart francis – Outstanding in his Field Tour. Comedian MAYfloWeR TheATRe 3rd-28th April Dirty Dancing 1st-26th May oliver! The bRook, PoRTSWooD RoAD, SoUThAMPTon 7th The Mods, Johnny Warman & The boys 13th Too Petty – Brand New Tom Petty Tribute 14th fleetwood back 19th bow Wow Wow 20th limhouse lizzy plan Thin Lizzy 21st lee “Memphis” king, his orchestra & Singers 27th Jean genie Bowie tribute 28th hue and cry

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SeaCity Museum on April 10, 2012, at 1.30pm exactly a century after the famous ship departed from the city, Southampton city council is set to open Seacity Museum. SeaCity Museum will tell the largely untold and fascinating story of Southampton’s crew and the impact the tragedy had on families in the city. It will also feature other exhibitions about Southampton’s maritime past and present, telling the stories of people who have arrived and departed in the port for the past 2,000 years.

oPenIng TIMeS Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm including Bank Holidays. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. ADMISSIon PRIceS Museum entry including special exhibition: Adults £8:50; Children 5 to 16 £6; OAP £6; Students £6 Family (2 adults and 3 children) £25; Children under 5 Free Group travel (Minimum of 10 people. Advance booking and payment required) £6.50 per person Joint ticket to SeaCity Museum and Tudor House & Garden £11.50 (concessions apply) general enquiries 023 8083 3007 or email: museums@southampton.gov.uk To avoid disappointment during our opening week 10-17 April please pre-book tickets by calling 023 8083 4172 / 023 8083 4536

On April 10, 2012 the world will be watching Southampton. WHAT’S INSIDE? SoUThAMPTon’S TITAnIc SToRY As the port from which the 1912 White Star liner Titanic set sail, Southampton is at the very heart of the Titanic story. Many lives and families of the crew were affected by the tragedy. This exhibition tells their story. Explore the 1:25 scale interactive reproduction of the ship, listen to survivors’ stories of the sinking and immerse yourself in the 1930s court room which depicts the Inquiry held in London after the disaster. SoUThAMPTon, gATeWAY To The WoRlD Using the city’s unique historic collections, this gallery recounts the stories of people who have departed from or arrived in the port of Southampton over the last 250,000 years, from the earliest settlers to the stories of people living in the city today.

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SPecIAl exhIbITIon TITAnIc The legenD Marking the hundred year commemoration of the disaster, 2012 sees the SeaCity Special Exhibition Gallery host a special exhibition – ‘Titanic the Legend’. The Titanic story is presented through a variety of perspectives and considers why the legend endures and the effect it has had on ship design, safety and technological research. The exhibition also explores the notion of a ‘Titanic industry’. This special exhibition space will host other temporary exhibitions in future years. ‘Titanic the Legend’ will be in place until 2013. fRee TIckeTS In an unprecedented move the council will give a group ticket - worth up to £25 - to each household within the city boundary - this includes Discover Hedge End readers who live in SO18.

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pain naturally natural pain relief options for common health complaints health experts advise that natural alternatives to over-the-counter pain relief are often the best solution. Julie Penfold looks at natural pain relief options for common health complaints. It’s an instant reaction for so many of us when pain first strikes; we simply take something to relieve our symptoms. Popping a pill is frequently our default setting and our usual answer is to take paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin to relieve symptoms – the most popular overthe-counter pain-killers. The main pain-killing ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid, which is found naturally in the herbs willow bark, poplar and meadowsweet. While willow bark and poplar are only available via a herbalist, meadowsweet can be found in natural health stores. Meadowsweet can be drank as a tea and is very effective at tackling pain fast, says natural medicine practitioner, Susse Wedel. “For general pain-killing use, ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper are very good options. You can ingest these by adding to a hot water drink or sprinkling on food as and when required,” adds Susse. Tackling headaches For headaches brought on by stress or tension, the herb rosemary is Susse’s top tip for relieving nervous tension, and just inhaling the aroma can help to ease tension. Rosemary essential oil can also be rubbed directly onto the temple for instant relief. Lavender and chamomile are two of the best relaxation herbs around and are a super option for easing headache pain. As stress headaches are commonly caused by a constriction of blood vessels in the head, rosemary and lavender can help to ease this pressure. These herbs are all available as herbal teas and are equally effective when consumed as a drink. Herbs which 28

have an affinity to the head tend to have a high content of calcium, magnesium and potassium, which are all naturally powerful against headache pain. For migraine sufferers, ginkgo can help to provide relief from painful symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and cutting out stimulants in the diet such as caffeinated drinks, sugar, tobacco and chocolate can also help, as these foods can trigger migraines, as well as prolonging them. Muscle Strain Adding several handfuls of fresh thyme to a bath can be an effective alternative to over-the-counter pain relief for muscle strain, as thyme eases both muscular and rheumatic pain. St John’s Wort oil and rosemary oil can also help to ease muscular aches and pains. Foods containing magnesium such as wholegrains, bananas, spinach, broccoli, tofu, nuts, seeds, beans and pulses can also assist in minimising painful flare-ups. Menstrual Pain Ginger helps to relax the uterine muscles and stops painful cramps, spasms and contractions. Drinking a ginger herbal tea, or creating your own tea by grating ginger and adding to hot water, can provide fast relief from severe period pain. As an additional tip, Susse recommends topping up with hot water regularly as this renews the active pain-killing properties and provides longer relief. Raspberry leaf tea is also effective for balancing hormones, relaxing muscles and relieving menstrual cramps. To ease bloating and pre-menstrual tension symptoms, Susse recommends yarrow tea.

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peppers pippa greenwood shares her thoughts... growing your own peppers is not much more involved than growing tomatoes, so why not give it a try? Pepper plants can be unbelievably pretty too, with fruits in a range of shapes and colour, generally on compact plants and preceded by small and very pretty white flowers. This is a plant with great ornamental as well as edible potential. Both chilli and sweet – or bell – peppers can be grown in a greenhouse border, in a sunny spot in the garden in warmer parts of the country, or on a sunny, sheltered spot on the patio. The heavier, earlier crop will come if you grow the plants in a greenhouse or conservatory, but it is well worth growing them outside too. Sweet peppers, especially the red ones, are very high in vitamin A and both red and green peppers are also very high in vitamin C. Chilli peppers also have a good supply of vitamins C and A and in addition, contain both beta-carotene and something called capsaicin which is believed to have a useful effect on blood cholesterol levels. The seeds are readily obtainable from many catalogues or garden centres but make sure you take into account the level of heat that each type delivers. Most seed packets and catalogues do make it very clear. Sow the seeds between now and early April. I use a multi-purpose or a seed compost, but for good germination you will need to provide a bit of extra warmth, ideally from a heated propagator positioned in a spot where it receives plenty of natural light. If you don’t have the time or facilities to raise your own from seed, you can always buy a few plants in a garden centre or send off for them. We offer two tasty varieties as part of my ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’ system (see www.pippagreenwood.com for details). 32

Keep the plants a tiny bit drier than you would a tomato plant and feed regularly with a high-potash liquid feed (most readily available as a ‘tomato food’). This helps to keep the plants growing strongly and the potash will encourage plenty of flowers and so fruits to form. If you are going for plants in pots, choose a planter that has good drainage and is 30cm (12in) or more in diameter, adding broken pots for extra drainage. Once there is no danger of late frosts you can put them outside in a sheltered, sunny spot. If you’re after the hottest possible heat from your chilli peppers, then you’ll find this comes from fruits that are totally ripe and from peppers that are grown in warmer conditions. If you are growing sweet peppers in patio pots then you are likely to find that there are still some unripened fruits on the plants when temperatures start to fall at the end of summer and well into autumn. To increase the chances of these ripening and increasing to full size, move the pots to a warmer spot or, if possible, to a porch, conservatory or greenhouse where they’ll get extra warmth and also plenty of natural light.

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If you want chillies that look particularly good on the patio there are plenty to choose from. ‘Black Pearl’ is a hot chilli pepper with a distinct blackish tinge to the mature leaves and fruits that are black early on and mature darkest red. For classic chillis with bright red, finger shaped fruits try ‘Thai Dragon’.

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Madeira pretty as a postcard... wish you were here...

Madeira means ‘wood’, a name given to the island by the first Portuguese settlers in the 15th century, though they promptly burnt as much of the forest as they could to create arable land. Today the trees are back, 900,000 of them planted over past decades, and as you approach this rugged but fertile island, dizzying slopes greet you with lush terraces where mango and banana groves compete with vineyards, passion fruit and papaya trees.

Pretty as a postcard Funchal, the capital, is a neat maze of tree-lined avenues with mosaic pavements, shaded squares and outdoor restaurants sweeping around a glistening bay. On these south-facing slopes, life is relaxed and there’s time to wander around the farmers’ market, the steep lanes draped in wisteria, the marina, or look out for the Beatles Boat turned into a restaurant, the statue of Zarco, the explorer who first set foot on the island, or that of Christopher Columbus who married a local girl. Some 2000 feet above the sea, the leafy suburb of Monte offers superb views, fragrant gardens and an iconic church where on August 15th, penitents go up the steps on their knees. Visitors prefer the cable-car but the fun way down is the toboggan, Madeiran-style, careering down the slope in a giant wicker basket,

swung right and left by two handsome guys in white gear and straw hats. Just 36 miles by 14 miles in the Atlantic, closer to Africa than to Portugal, the motherland, this little gem of an island is surprisingly varied. All along the coast, rocks and cliffs tower dramatically above small pebble beaches pounded by the ocean. Experienced surfers head north to ride the waves but Funchal has gentle options, from coastal and dolphin-watching trips to a romantic twilight cruise on Santa Maria de Colombo, a stylish replica of Christopher Columbus’ boat. Others sail around the Desert Isles, home to wild goats, seals and thousands of sea birds while the ferry sets off for the more distant sister island of Porto Santo and its five miles of golden sands. Back on the main island, small towns and villages are scattered along the shore, Camara de Lobos with its fishermen’s chapel and wooden boats, Calheta and its sugar plant making ‘firewater’, Porto Moniz with its bathing pools hollowed out of an old lava flow or Machico where Zarco is said to have landed. Not so far away, Torch Mountain recalls the great bonfires of the past, warning of approaching pirates, while the world’s second highest sea cliff, Cabo Girao, rises to a staggering 1900 feet and the windswept eastern peninsula stretches into the ocean, shared by the occasional lizard and a handful of seasoned walkers. Walking on Madeira is exhilarating and pleasant year round. Popular footpaths follow the levadas, the ancient irrigation channels still used to bring water from the humid but sparsely inhabited north to the rich farmlands of the south, with a network of over 800 miles. There are leisurely trails through the ancient laurel forest of the National Park covering two thirds of the island, past gurgling streams and waterfalls, picnic spots and panoramic ‘balconies’ suspended between heaven and earth. But most challenging of all is the mountainous interior and the fabulous but headspinning hike from Pico de Areiro to Pico Ruivo, the highest peak towering above a dramatic moonscape at over 6000 feet. BY SOLANGE HANDO

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just a taxi ted Bruning deliberates over life with his children Some time ago I was ruminating in a slightly melancholy vein about what life would be like as empty-nesters. Would my wife and I be a bit sad? A bit lonely? Would we miss our little chickadees? Well, no we won’t. Because they’re NOT GOING! We always knew we’d be stuck with the boy, who has started tech. But what I didn’t realise (admittedly, because I never listen) is that he’s only going three days a week. Further, he’s studying music technology, so his homework seems to be very loud indeed. When I was his age I did try my best to make as much noise with my music as he manages with his, but since I was stuck with the discarded family Dansette while he seems to have the equivalent of The Who’s PA system I failed to make quite as much impact as he does. Also, the music of my teens was slightly more melodic than the thumpy stuff his generation favours – rock’n’roll may not be noise pollution, but dubstep most certainly is. both are staying! Then we learnt that the girl isn’t going either. She was one grade off her first choice, but was offered a place for next year – yeah, that’s right, when the fees go up – and rather than settle for her second choice she decided to take a gap year. So, is she off backpacking around the Far East? No. She’s taking her gap year at home, that’s what. At least she’s not as noisy as he is, but we’re still lumbered with the pair of them. Well, I suppose it’s quite nice really, having them around the place. I’m kind of used to them, in a way, and there’ll certainly be a big them-shaped hole in our lives when they finally do go. In the meantime, though, Dad’s Taxis is not 40

going into liquidation, and the home laundry service remains as gargantuan an enterprise as ever. business expansion In fact Dad’s Taxis seems to be expanding. The boy is supposed to take a ludicrously early bus in the morning for his hour-and-a-half journey into college, which seems a ridiculous amount of time for a 20-mile trip. Not surprisingly, he doesn’t always make it, and as he has to be there by 9am, that means the dog is still waiting to be walked by the time the taxi-driver arrives back. So that’s an hour off the working day for starters. In her case, it’s job interviews. Although the town I live in has some 30,000 souls it doesn’t seem to have anything in the way of facilities, not even a job centre. Nor does it have any buses, or at least none of them seem to go where we want them to, and the timetables appear to have been devised by someone who thinks that while everybody wants to flee the town, nobody wants to come back. Or not on the same day that they left, at any rate. So it’s Dad’s Taxis to the rescue, and more hours lopped off the working day. When my generation came to this point in our lives, we were simply taught to drive and bought an old banger (a pale-blue Ford Anglia, in my case). But things have changed, and not for the better. We took one look at how much it would cost to insure them to learn to drive with us and turned deathly pale. And that’s before paying for driving lessons (that’s the drawback with twins – double bubble!) and then insuring them once they pass. You’d have to be a millionaire. And we’re not. So Dad’s Taxis it is.

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SEASONAL RECIPE

This is a great way to jazz up salmon – with a Japanese teriyaki sauce glaze served with sesame flavoured noodles. Soak the wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before threading on the strips of salmon to prevent them from burning under the hot grill

Salmon Skewers serves 4 gIVe IT A TRY...

ready in 70 mins

YOU WILL NEED... 4 x salmon fillets, skinned 6 tbsp teriyaki sauce 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 250g packet medium egg noodles 2 tsp sesame seed oil 1 tsp grated root ginger 6 salad onions, trimmed and thinly slices 40g radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced

Slice each salmon fillet widthways into 2 strips and place the strips in a shallow dish. Mix together the teriyaki sauce and garlic and pour over the salmon. Cover and leave to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat the grill to medium. Thread the strips of salmon onto 8 wooden skewers. Grill the salmon skewers for 3-4 minutes on each side until just cooked through. Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain well. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large non-stick frying pan and add the ginger, spring onions, radishes and sesame seeds. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes then Add the noodles and toss well to mix. Just before serving, brush the salmon skewers with the warmed honey and grill for a further few minutes. Divide the sesame noodles between four serving bowls and top with the salmon skewers.

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