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So although I won’t be coming up with a list of things that I’ll be aiming to do at this time, what the start of 2014 has brought home to me is that another year has now started and I can barely remember what happened in the previous one.

Now we are very busy here at Discover Magazines, so I’m not likely to be disciplined enough to start a diary. But with so many people having smartphones these days a quick snapshot or 10 second video is usually every bit as effective and far more likely to happen.

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Although many people adopt resolutions at thebeginning of the year, I’ve never personally found it a particular successful time. It’s tough enough remotivating myself to work again after the slowdown of Christmas let alone beating myself up about what I should (or shouldn’t) be doing when I get back to work.

Without any record of the time passing, it’s nearly impossible to look back and say “what a good time we had” or “wasn’t that a great achievement” or even “that was a mistake, I won’t be doing that again”. Yes I can remember highlights of holidays but often it’s the smallest things that make for the best memories. Even remembering a nice meal out makes me feel happy.

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Contents What Break Your happened Bad Beauty in January… Habits 1962

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BadBreaking Beauty Habit 1 Local Living Bad p4 Beauty Habits p8 By Patrick D Cousins The Neil Sedaka - BestSolution selling single It’s the start of another new year, which means that there has never been a better time to leave your bad beauty habits in the past. If you are guilty of any of our top 5, then you will need to act fast to break them in time for 2014.

Never - no matter how tired you are - go to bed with any trace of make-up still on your face.

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Mascara that hasn’t been removed will quickly dry-out your eyelashes, making them brittle and weak. Last night’s foundation will clog your pores, leaving you prone to nasty break-outs.

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LOCAL CLUBS & GROUPS

Not Hunger Games, War Games! The Wessex Wargames Society is a long established wargame club covering all aspects and periods of wargaming in various figure and model scales, as well as boardgames. Their next meeting is 18 January, 1pm-6pm. Held every other Saturday, Colbury Memorial Hall, Hunters Hill, Ashurst. www. wessexwargamessociety.co.uk or turn up for a fight!

Local Artist Exhibition Take a step in to the weird and wonderful world of local artist Sam Pierpoint. Explore the colourful dreamlike landscapes, pattern chaos and quirky animals in her new paper creations made especially for this exhibition. Until 25 January at Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre.

Adult Scratch Wind Band Class Own an instrument that hasn’t seen daylight for a while? Like the idea of brushing up your playing in a wind band? All playing levels including ‘rusty’ players are welcome to join the Scratch Wind Band. Open to woodwind, percussion & brass players of all playing levels, aged 18+. Cantell School, Violet Road, Bassett £5 for the session 1.30-4pm 8th February. Enquiries: 023 8083 3635

Free Giveway and Discover Southampton Find answers to clues and match pictures whilst reading stories about this fabulous maritime city – you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed before. The two walks can be enjoyed separately or joined together to form one longer walk – depending on available time and energy! Walks are suitable for all ages and abilities and typically take 1-2 hours each to complete. Discover has 10 “Curious About Southampton” Booklets to give away – worth £3.99 ea. Available on a first come, first serve basis – visit www.discovercommunity.co.uk and enter online!

Take to the Stage with Rock Club Rock Club is offering a five week course for young musicians who want to play in a band and perform at their own gigs. Every Wednesday night, they rehearse at The Academy of Music and Sound with their new band before taking to the stage at one of Southampton’s Live Music Venues. Each week, they’ll be coached by a local professional musician to perfect their sound and their performance. For ages 8+. Course costs £49 for five weeks. Tel: 02380 829666


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Kickboxing A Family sport

Lordshill Road Runners is a running club with an aim to get people to enjoy running, whether as beginners, seasoned pros or something in between - everyone is welcome. The club was set up 31 years ago and now has 300 members. Main training night is Monday at 6.15pm, meeting on Tauntons College field, Hill Lane.

This kickboxing school is a family affair so rather than fighting in the bedroom why not put that energy into learning how to kickbox with your sister or brother? Come along and give a modern martial art a go and it’s a great way to keep fit and meet new people. Tried kickboxing but not sure? Then go back again for another free trial before you decide. Any experience level welcome and ages from 8+. Family sessions every Thursday 6.15-7pm. Exile Gym, Unit 1 Redcar Street, Southampton SO15. Tel: 07793028236

Is the next TeenStar a Discover reader? The exciting, new music competition offers teenagers and pre-teens from all around the UK the fantastic opportunity to launch their singing careerFuture Music, the organisers behind the hugely successful Open Mic UK competition and bringing us such acts as Birdy, Lucy Spraggan and Jahmene Douglas to light is behind TeenStar. If you are 19 or under and think you could be crowned the UK’s best teen singer, duo, vocal group or rapper enter to win! Southampton and Portsmouth auditions on 16 February at Ferneham Hall, Fareham. To register online www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk.

Weights & Measures

Want to change? Need control? A drop in session by a local Cambridge Weight Plan consultant is being held at The Mountbatten School, Romsey every Wednesday between 7-9pm. Go along for free and discuss the Weight Plan, try products, get weighed and measured and... get started! For info call Ronnie on 07792420130

Calling Female Footie Fans Southampton Women’s Football Club is looking for new players – are up for it? SWFC is made up of two teams, competing in the Southern Region Premier League and Hampshire divisions. Whether experienced or not, turn up for a trial at North Baddesley Recreation Ground, Sandy Lane SO52 9EP. For info Call 07966599046 or email lsu03@ hotmail.com.

Up the Creek with a Paddle Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre offers British Canoe Union canoeing and kayaking courses and much more! As a BCU ‘Top Centre’ staff at Woodmill can get you in a boat for the first time, develop existing skills, or coach you through the BCU instructor development scheme. Watch out as you’ll get hooked on paddle sports! Woodmill Lane, Southampton SO18 2JR


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Southampton over-50s Star in Saucy Calendar “You’re as old as you feel!” That’s what the members of The Horrill Centre in Dibden, Southampton believe as its over-50s launch a saucy calendar full of surprises. The Wellbeing Centre, run by Age Concern Hampshire is visited by over 300 members a week who enjoy a range of activities including laughter yoga, belly dancing and Nordic walking.  Enlisting the help of local photographer Brian Pain, the team set about recruiting volunteers for cheeky and humorous poses that summed up life at The Horrill Centre. Photographer Brian Pain said: “I was amazed by the enthusiasm shown by everyone involved. From ladies in hot

Drummers say it with Rythym Spend ten weeks with a professional to become a better drummer by studying Groove and Drum Vocabulary. Every Saturday morning for up to 1.5 hours. £99 for adults and £69 for students. Academy of Music and Sound, 28 Chapel Road, Southampton SO14 5GL To enrol from 11 January Tel: 02380 829666

pants, showing their stocking tops, to a lady taking a bubble bath, surrounded by tea-lights, everyone threw themselves into the project. When I was shooting the laughter yoga group photo, everyone, including me, was laughing so much that I struggled to keep the camera steady!” The calendar costs £6, with all proceeds going to Age Concern Hampshire. To buy a copy or to find out more about activities at The Horrill Centre, call 023 8087 7880. Fancy a Saucy Calendar? Discover has 5 of these calendars to give away so ring the Competition line 0n 023 8026 8676 and quote CALENDAR with your name, address, postcode and email address if you have one. First come first served.


Just for Dads Sure Start Dad’s Clubs in the Southampton area. Central : Clovelly, 60-68, Clovelly Road, Newtown SO14 0AU Tel 023 8033 1635. Saturdays 9am-12 Noon

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Millbrook, Redbridge, Maybush: Pickles Coppice, 65 Windemere Ave, SO16 9QX Tel:023 8087 8387 Saturdays 9am - 12 Noon

Pilates is great for losing inches around the waist as your whole core is strengthened and toned. Its a popular choice for those suffering from backache, because it addresses and corrects postural imbalances and restores the natural alignment of the spine. Brave Bodies is starting a regular class at the newly renovated hall in the Woolston Community Centre on Church Road every Wednesday 12-1pm. For info call Barbara 0798 223 6118 or visit www. bravebodies.com

Swaythling/Portswood, Hardmoor Early Years Centre, Leaside Way, Swaythling. Every Saturday 9:30- 12 noon £2 charge at this session to cover breakfast. Tel: 023 8083 3552

Photography in Romsey Viewfinders of Romsey Camera Club is a friendly and active local camera club which meet weekly at 7.30pm on Tuesday nights from September to July at the Jubilee Hall, Timsbury. Their programme consists of lectures, assessments, trophy competitions, trips and even an annual exhibition of members work in Romsey every July. You can attend any of their events as a guest and free of charge before joining. All ages and abilities welcome. Contact details on www.discovercommunity.co.uk

Weston, Weston Shore First School, Foxcott Close, Southampton. Every Thursday 9am – 12 noon. Bacon Butty provided. Tel: 023 8043 7866 Thornhill, Grounds of Thornhill primary school, Byron Road, Southampton. On the 1st Saturday of the month, 10 -11:30 am, in the Sure Start building. Tel: 023 8091 7633

PET PORTRAIT WINNER The ipet portraits competition we ran in November was incredibly popular and we had hundreds of lovely pet pictures sent it. Here’s one of the ipet portraits won by a Discover Southampton reader created by artist Sue McLachlan.

Every Friday is Market Day Just to remind you all that The Bargate market is host to over 50 stalls offering continental foods and fare. Some of the delights on offer include high quality fruit and veg, a local butcher, bakery and cake stall, Polish organic foods, Mediterranean olives, European cheeses, Fairtrade items, old fashioned confectionery and home-made New Forest sausages. Every Friday 9am-5pm

If you’d like an ipet portrait done for only £25 please contact Sue via www.animalmagicart.com


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Break Your Bad Beauty Habits By Helen Taylor It’s the start of another new year, which means that there has never been a better time to leave your bad beauty habits in the past. If you are guilty of any of our top 5, then you will need to act fast to break them in time for 2014.

Bad Beauty Habit 1 Sleeping with your make-up on Never - no matter how tired you are - go to bed with any trace of make-up still on your face. Mascara that hasn’t been removed will quickly dry-out your eyelashes, making them brittle and weak. Last night’s foundation will clog your pores, leaving you prone to nasty break-outs.

The Solution Establish a cleansing routine Make cleansing your face a top priority. Dedicate 15 minutes in the evening to your skin: cleanse, tone, moisturise and apply your face and eye creams. Always keep a pack of cleansing wipes next to your bed, so that if you do return home after a big night out and skip the routine, you can still attempt to remove some of your make-up.

Bad Beauty Habit 2 Using heat stylers on your hair everyday If you straighten, curl or blow dry your hair every day you will be causing damage

to your tresses that could result in split ends, dried-out lengths and tired, dull-looking locks.

The Solution Try something new Try a new style - maybe sweep your hair up, or use hair accessories to attain a different look. Find the right products to cater to your needs; if you want straight lengths then use a specially formulated straightening shampoo and conditioner. You don’t have to say goodbye to your much-loved heat styler altogether. Instead, you should ensure that you use it more sparingly and don’t forget to spritz your hair with a good quality heat protecting product first.

Bad Beauty Habit 3 Using make-up that is past its best Some plead ignorance, others say they can’t let go, but whatever excuse you have for not throwing that ancient mascara away won’t cut it when you hear the truth about out-of-date make-up. Although your cosmetics look innocent enough, after being opened they offer a perfect


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breeding ground for bacteria. And over time, if you don’t keep a careful eye on your products, you can end up suffering from some seriously nasty eye infections, skin irritations and blemishes.

The Solution Regularly clear-out your makeup bag Mascaras, liquid eyeliners and lip glosses should be thrown away every 3 or 4 months. Foundation is ok for around 12 months, as are lipsticks and eyeshadows.

Bad Beauty Habit 4 Stuck in a make-up rut

It sounds like you’re stuck in a make-up rut.

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The Solution

Eyebrows serve as a frame for your eyes and by creating the right shape you can instantly lift your face, draw attention to your eyes and look altogether younger and more beautiful.

Seek a professional opinion The easiest way to break this bad beauty habit is to seek some professional help. Visit any one of the top beauty counters in your favourite department store and ask for a make-over. Most consultants will be more than happy to help you find a new look and often this service is completely free, although you will most likely be encouraged to try some of their latest products.

You’ve been applying your make-up in the same way for as long as you can remember. You haven’t updated the colour of your cosmetics for many years and you’ll only ever buy certain products.

Bad Beauty Habit 5 Overlooking your eyebrows Over-plucked brows are as bad as over-grown brows; many women make mistakes when it comes to one of

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What happened in January… 1962 By Patrick D Cousins

Petrol was about 23p a gallon and the average price of a house was £2,900

Neil Sedaka - Best selling single ‘Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen’

On 1st January 1962 The Beatles, comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Pete Best and George Harrison, arrived at Decca’s London office for an audition. They were a day late after their road manager, Neil Aspinall, lost his way. They performed fifteen songs in just under an hour, starting with a Lennon/McCartney composition – Like Dreamers Do. Decca eventually rejected the group, commenting: ‘The Beatles have no future in show business.’

7th The UK was blanketed in snow, with temperatures in Oxfordshire plummeting to minus 18° centigrade. 8th An express train heading for Amsterdam collided with a commuter train from Rotterdam in thick fog, killing 91 people.

10th An avalanche on Mount Huascaran in Peru killed 4,000 people.

Patrick D Cousins is the author of Rainbows, Dreams and Angels, available from Amazon at £6.99. This a double novella with both stories set in London’s East End, mostly during the Fifties and Sixties.

11th The Soviet submarine B-37 was moored at Polyarny naval base, undergoing maintenance, just nine days before it was due to be sent to Cuba. At 8:20am a fire in the torpedo compartment detonated all twelve torpedoes, destroying

Cliff Richard - best selling single ‘The Young Ones’

the vessel. Captain Begeba, who was making an external inspection of the submarine at the time, survived but the rest of the crew drowned as it sank to the bottom of the Borents Sea. The blast also killed men on nearby ships and docksides; 122 people perished. The explosion hurled the submarine’s anchor over a mile. Nelson Mandela secretly left South Africa for the first time, touring Europe for six months. On his return, the future president was arrested and charged with leaving the country illegally. He was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison.

15th The Meteorological Office started giving the temperature in centigrade after mentioning Fahrenheit temperatures. By October it was the other way round. 26th The US launched Ranger 3 with the aim of sending back images of the lunar surface. Unfortunately it missed the moon by 22,000 miles and went into orbit around the sun (and you thought your satnav was bad). It did, however, provide the first measurements of interplanetary gamma-ray flux.


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Scrabble with the Drabbles Melanie had arrived at the hotel in Lanzarote exhausted but excited, then received a glowing welcome from a handsome young Receptionist, with the name ‘Angel’ on his badge. Her family had thought her decision to holiday alone was crazy, but Melanie wanted, just once in her life, to do something reckless. If the hotel guests are as nice as Angel, she’d thought, this holiday is going to be perfect. After exploring the hotel complex, however, she’d slumped into a state of dismay. She discovered the island was having its wettest January for thirty years, and she had booked herself into an out-of-season resort with a crowd of Bingo-loving pensioners. This was not going to be the big adventure she’d hoped it would be. It was dull, but bearable, until she met Dennis and June Drabble. Dennis swooped upon her like a clammy vulture declaring his intention to take her under his wing. He had a fondness for his own awful opinions. And June was kidding herself that wearing massive sunglasses concealed the fact that she was constantly lusting after Fario, the overweight lifeguard with one eyebrow. The Drabbles wouldn’t leave her alone. So far Melanie had shared an evening of Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and Cluedo with them in the hotel lounge. Dennis was the type of person who sulked whenever it looked like he might not win. June glugged back allinclusive gin until her sunglasses

steamed up. All day Melanie had been dreading their threat of Scrabble, so tonight she decided to rebel. When the coast was clear she tiptoed into the lobby and asked Angel to call her a taxi. “Where are you going, Miss?” he asked politely as he picked up the phone. Melanie shrugged. “A bar? Somewhere lively? I need to get out of here.” He glanced towards the lounge, looked back at her sympathetically and winked. “I know the perfect place: good food, great music, young people.” Melanie smiled with gratitude. “That sounds absolutely perfect.” Across the lobby Melanie caught sight of the Drabbles parading through to the lounge. She ducked down behind a potted palm but was too late; they had spotted her. “Ready for Scrabble, Missy?” Dennis rattled the scrabble box in her face just as Angel announced, “Your taxi will arrive in five minutes.” A look of supreme offence crossed Dennis’s face. “You’re not going out?” It sounded more like a statement than a question. “I am actually,” Melanie gulped. “I’m going to a bar”. “On your own? Surely that isn’t safe?” “No,” Melanie lied. ”I’m meeting someone.” “Not Fario?” croaked June. “He’s

a terrible gigolo I hear.” “We should come with you,” Dennis said glancing at his watch as though this was all very inconvenient. “I’ll need to find my wallet”. “Oh no,” Melanie said quickly. The last thing she wanted was the Drabbles chaperoning her on an imaginary date. “I would hate to spoil your evening.” “It would seem it is already spoilt,” Dennis said tossing the scrabble box onto the desk. “What the young lady means,” Angel intervened, “is that she will be in perfectly safe hands and delivered back to the hotel in one piece - by me.” With authority, he ushered them towards the lounge. “Thank you,” Melanie said, once the Drabbles had gone. “Honestly though, you didn’t have to lie on my behalf.” “My shift has just finished and I would love to show you my beautiful island,” he smiled shyly. “Unless you’d prefer Scrabble.” The taxi pulled up outside. The rain had stopped and a warm breeze blew in that smelled of sea mist, adventure and, possibly, romance. By Jackie Brewster


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many great prizes to give away on air recently – it’s been really festive!” Jez and Lou broadcast their show Monday to Friday from 6am to 10am – playing feel good music with local travel and news. Their ‘Word Is Out’ competition at 8.10am is proving very popular. Listeners guess the missing celebrity word to win the ever growing cash jackpot. “It’s amazing,” says Jez, “sometimes I think the clip will go for ages and win somebody thousands of pounds – and it goes within a fortnight. Other times, it’s the complete opposite!”

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Gadgets that give you a handle on your health A gadget a day keeps the doctor away: according to a recent survey, one-third of people believe that using health and fitness gadgets have made them healthier and reduced the number of times they’ve needed to visit the doctor.

Health and fitness gadgets are big business, whether it’s trendy fitness trackers such as the Nike FuelBand (£129) and the Fitbit Force (pricing tbc, but likely to be similar) or more serious devices such as blood glucose meters and body composition analysers. As tech becomes smarter, smaller and cheaper, DIY health monitoring has never been easier or more affordable. Diabetics need to monitor their glucose levels regularly, and there are lots of gadgets designed to help, such as the Lifescan One Touch UltraMini (around £33) and the Bayer Contour NEXT USB (£29.99). Both devices enable you to analyse your blood glucose levels and can store the results - 50 in the case of the UltraMini and 2,000 with the Contour NEXT. The latter device can also plug into your computer to create easy-to-understand charts and tables to help you spot patterns. That’s not all you can monitor. A trip to Maplin

or Amazon uncovers all kinds of health monitoring gadgets, including blood pressure monitors that can upload data to your PC (around £39), finger pulse oximeters (£27) and fully digital heart rate monitors (around £29), and you can also buy bathroom scales that analyse your body composition: for around £30 you can pick up scales that can tell you not just how heavy or light you are, but what your BMI (Body Mass Index) is and what percentage of your body is made of fat. Scales such as the Omron BF508 also have a guest mode, so visitors won’t see your vital statistics. Using health monitors has become something of a craze, and it even has a name: Quantified Self, or QS for short. Devotees use gadgets to monitor


17 pretty much everything, so they’ll invest in Wi-Fi scales such as the Withings Smart Body Analyzer (£129), which monitors weight, fat, heart rate and even air quality, and which automatically uploads that data to your personal health website. They’ll also wear devices such as the Jawbone Up (£99), a bracelet that’s designed to be worn 24/7 and which records the steps you take, the activity you undertake and even your sleeping patterns. The accompanying software enables you to add additional information such as your food and drink intake, and it translates all of that data into graphs and charts so you can see how well you’re doing and track your progress towards goals, such as losing weight, running faster or just being out and about more. Many such gadgets also enable you to share your progress on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Devices such as the Jawbone Up, Nike FuelBand and Fitbit Force are designed to work with smartphones, using low-power radio signals to share data with compatible apps. That’s a growing market, and stacks of firms are jumping on the bandwagon: 60beat offers the £29 BLUE heart rate monitor for iPhone and iPad users, AliveCore has a £170 heart monitor for iPhone 5 users and there are various connected blood glucose monitors, pulse monitors and fitness trackers for both iOS and Android. While the various devices differ, they all have the same idea in common: by recording the data, they enable you (or your doctor) to have a much better picture of your health.

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Sowing Time By Pippa Greenwood, www.pippagreenwood.com

Now that January is here it’s a perfect time to start sowing seeds in trays and pots. But how do you make sure that yours germinate and produce seedlings and then plants which thrive and grow well? A shopping list for first time sowers should be: • Good quality seed and cuttings compost. • Some seed half-trays, which are about 5” x 8”. • A heated propagator, a clear propagator lid to go over the trays or a small unheated propagator. • A dibber to make it easy to transplant the seedlings into a new home. • Some small pots into which you can transplant the seedlings. If you buy seed and cuttings compost it’s rarely necessary to sieve it as it has a very fine and even texture. However, if you’re using multi-purpose compost, you’ll need to either break up any lumps carefully with your hands or sieve it. Depending on the types of seeds you have chosen, you will need to sow them at different depths. Some seeds are tiny

and are best scattered over the surface. Other seeds are best sown in drills. Once they are in place, in most cases you need to cover them with compost to the required depth. However others germinate best if allowed access to daylight and should be sown on the surface. With these it’s advisable to cover the surface of the tray with cling film to stop it drying out too rapidly. I like to put the seeds in place and then moisten the compost. Place the seed trays in a sink or tray containing about 1cm of water and allow the compost to soak up the water. Once the compost is just moist you should stand the trays in a position where any excess water can drain off. Then, if necessary, put the trays in a heated propagator. When it comes to watering the seeds, use mains water as water butts may harbour some of the disease-causing organisms which cause damping off, the fatal condition where the seedlings appear to suddenly flop and keel over. Always watch the seed trays carefully and check them regularly to ensure that the compost is adequately moist. Once the majority of the seedlings have appeared, it’s usually not long before you need to prick them out. Generally this

is carried out when the first true leaves appear. When the seedling first comes above ground you will see the ‘seed leaves’ which are relatively sturdy looking and rounded in shape. Then above this come the first true leaves which are typical of that particular plant. When pricking out, handle the seedlings very carefully, never by their stems or true leaves, but always by the seed leaves. Before you start to ease them out, make sure that the compost is adequately moist, so that the roots move readily without damage and that you have already prepared pots for transfer. To avoid rotting, always transplant seedlings so that they are at the same depth as they were in the seed tray. If you find that your seedlings have become rather leggy and drawn, this is usually because they’re not receiving enough natural light; move the trays onto a south or west facing windowsill.


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SCOUT JUMBLE SALE 25 Jan, 2-4pm Scout Hut, Boyatt Lane, Allbrook,SO50 4LJ Lots of bargains to be had! Sale of mens, womens and childrens clothes, textiles, glass and tableware, bric a brac, small furniture, toys and books. Raising funds for local Scout Group. Come early to beat the rush. Chairs provided for early queuers! Refreshments. Entrance 20p. ROTARY BURN’S NIGHT SUPPER 25 Jan Potters Heron Hotel, Ampfield, SO51 9ZF Celebrate the 255th anniversary of the life and works of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns. Enjoy a 3 course meal with traditional haggis, plus welcome cocktail & coffee and the sounds of the Scottish Piper’s serenade.


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RECIPE

Red Onion Soup with Melting Gruyere Croutons

Warming and tasty!

After all the indulgence and expense of Christmas and the New Year, this hearty soup is the perfect antidote. Ideal for a warming winter lunch or supper it’s simple to make, tastes delicious and doesn’t cost a fortune. You will need...

now get started...

2 tbsp olive oil

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15g butter

650g small red onions, peeled and thinly sliced

Heat the oil and butter in a large, deep heavy-based saucepan until the butter is sizzling. Add all the sliced onions and cook very gently over a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

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2 tsp brown sugar

1 tbsp flour

Sprinkle over the sugar and cover and cook for a further 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and golden.

1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

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1.2litres beef or vegetable stock

Few sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra to garnish

Stir in the flour and half the mustard and cook for 1 minute, then gradually stir in the stock. Add the thyme sprigs, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper (see Tip) and bring to the boil.

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Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust the seasoning to taste.

8 thin slices day old French bread

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75g Gruyere cheese, grated

Lightly toast the slices of French bread on one side. Spread the untoasted sides with the rest of the mustard and top with the grated Gruyere cheese. Pop under a hot grill for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

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Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and top each with two hot Gruyere croutons. Serve immediately garnished with thyme sprigs.

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