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Romsey Edition inc North Baddesley | SO51 Villages

November 2013

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Upfront & Personal p11 | Motoring p14 | Short Story p18 Puzzles p24 | Hampshire Walks p28 | Local Groups p32

A Portrait of your pet in our competition. See page 7

What’s On p34 | Advertisers Index p36

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Hello again

ABOUT US

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Tania Houston

I’ve never been much of a “Spring cleaner” as when the warmer weather arrives I’d rather be outside than sorting cupboards. But come the autumn when we all spend time in our homes, I can’t wait to clear the house of clutter.

Distribution - Discover Romsey is published every month and delivered mostly by Royal Mail. In the odd months (January, March etc) it is delivered into SO52 (North Baddesley, our own distributors) and the east side of Romsey including Ampfield (Royal Mail). On the even months (February, April etc) it is delivered to the rest of the SO51 postcode (Royal Mail). The Royal Mail delivery ensures that every home and business in SO51 receives a copy. This is a total distribution of 15,600 copes.

It’s what to do with the stuff I find a challenge though. The easiest and quickest thing to do is to throw it away, but having been brought up to value my possessions, I can’t bring myself to do Melanie Tinson it. I’ve tried e-Bay, Friday-ad and Gumtree, all with varying degrees of success.

Advertising - We understand that the needs of a small business are quite different to those of a big company, and our advertising service is very much targeted at independent and local businesses. From advert design to general advice we are here to help you grow. For more details call Melanie on 023 8026 6388 or email melanie@ discovermagazines.co.uk

But almost worse was the stuff I was giving away. I listed some baking tins on Freecycle and had so many enquiries that I felt guilty turning them all down. There were about 30 tins and I thought about splitting them up into several batches before I came to my senses and realised this would just make more work for me. I wish there was a third option where I could give stuff away in return for donations to charity (the shops I know about, but they don’t take everything).

I don’t like having to deal with the enquiries though as many are timewasters. I listed one item recently for £55 and had an offer within a couple of hours for £20. Really?

So I’m down to a large mirror, a couple of pictures, a children’s bike with flat tyres and a scooter in a similar state, a collection of K’nex which I’ve tried to sell at least three times and a very cluttered garage much to my husband’s irritation. He’s given me a deadline to clear it all out before he finds his own disposal method, reminding me daily with the rhyme “Remember, remember the 5th of November”!

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About Sue McClachan, Animal Magic Art Ever since Sue was at school she has painted, drawn and loved animals, particularly horses. She graduated from Winchester School of Art with a BA and MA in Fine Art in 2008 and now lives in Chandlers Ford. Sue works with a range of media from watercolour, pastels on paper, oils on canvas and more recently crayon etchings.

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Sue does mainly commissions and works from a selection of photographs supplied by the owner who often have the knack (and patience) of capturing the character of their pet beautifully. Our wonderful front cover is one of Sue’s commissions which start from £160.

perfect little gift for a pet lover or for yourself costing just £20. As you can see from these examples, the style is fun and simple but very lifelike.

But her iPet Portraits, sketched on the iPad are ideal for that

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Discover’s Pet Photo Competition Got A Pampered Pooch, Classy Cat Or Handsome Horse?

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10 lucky Discover readers will WIN a free iPet Portrait voucher or animal portrait ready in time for Christmas HOW TO ENTER PRIZE DRAW FOR FREE IPET PORTRAIT (WORTH £20)

1. Email melanie@discovermagazines.co.uk with your pet’s name, breed and attach a close up picture with YOUR NAME in the file name (eg. TomSmith.jpg). 2. Include your address and phone number. 3. When you received this copy of Discover. 4. Closing date is 15 November 2013. Only one animal per entry/household. 7


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LOCAL GROUPS & EVENTS

40 Years of Christmas Charity Forty years ago, six charities joined forces to form the Chandlers Ford Joint Charities Christmas Market. The Market was opened by the then Mayor, Councillor Norris, and the total takings for the day were £297. Over the years the number of participating charities has increased to twelve. Of these Muscular Dystrophy has been represented every year and RNLI was at the Market for the first few years and has now rejoined. Proceeds raised have increased too; last year it was £2823. As well as Christmas items for sale, there has always been a cake/produce stall and a raffle. In the early years each charity supplied a raffle prize but the market now receives fantastic support from local businesses – last year there were 50 raffle prizes donated, as well as contributions towards the event’s running costs. This year’s market will be held on Saturday 9th November, from 9.30am – midday at Chandlers Ford Methodist Church Hall. It will be opened officially at 9.45 by Bodger and Badger.

Bodies in the Library

Do you enjoy a good murder mystery? Eastleigh Library hosts a crime reading group on the 1st Friday of every month from 2pm – 3.30pm. Come along and meet up with other people in a friendly and relaxed group to discuss what you’ve recently read. The next event will be held on Fri 1st November.

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Your local, friendly, computer geek. Geek on Demand has been serving the Romsey area for the last six years and has helped many customers with a wide range of problems. From Networking & WiFi setup, Memory & Hard Drive upgrades, Data Recovery, Broadband setup, Virus removal or just a general service to keep things running smoothly, plus much more! So, if you are a small business or home user with a PC or Mac & need help or advice with your IT problems, why not contact Ian.

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UPFRONT & PERSONAL

The People Behind Your Local Businesses Roy Hampson Hampson Opticians Hampson Opticians is an independent optician based in Hursley Road Chandlers Ford. It is owned and run by Roy and Lynne Hampson conducting sight tests and supplying glasses and contact lenses. Roy has spent his working life with glasses and contact lenses. He joined Clement Clarke Ltd at their London practice in Wigmore Street W1. He was soon working with Dr Josef Dallos fitting glass contact lenses before moving on to manage a practice in Berkhamsted Hertfordshire. Roy left Clement Clarke to join Contactalens as their UK sales manager importing the first soft contact lenses into the UK from Canada. He then set up a group of four practices in and around London before going on to work for Alcon Laboratories in Watford as their UK marketing manager. A spell with Sangers as

their London area director controlling 23 London practices was followed by a move to Southampton to work for CooperVision as their UK marketing manager. In 1985 Roy set up the Southampton based Optique. The first practice was in Bedford Place followed by Bitterne Precinct. Optique was a progressive optician which became well known for its friendly staff and efficient service. More practices followed at Totton, Hedge End and Shirley High Street, the latest one being in Hythe. Roy always insists on the highest standards of service, full instrumentation and highly trained friendly and efficient staff.

Roy Hampson

Roy and Lynne like working in Chandlers Ford. “It is a lovely area, we have already made many new friends and find great interest in the special Varilux glasses we supply and our relaxed contact lens service. We are never happier than when one of our clients achieves their highest standard of vision using the glasses or contact lenses we supplied

Roy and Lynne sold Optique in 2010, and after a short while working for the new owners decided to from Essilor establish a new practice in Chandlers Ford. This opened for business in November 2012 and Be amazed‌ is steadily Only in Chandlers Ford at growing into a busy cheerful practice based on the same 3 A Hursley Road, high standards Chandlers Ford, SO53 2FW and relaxed atmosphere that made Optique so successful.

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For their October production, The Chameleons of Chandlers Ford will be staging “The Nightingales” a comedy set in the 1950’s. The Nightingales are members of a theatrical family who perform more at home than they do on the stage. Jack is a cabaret star, as in love with his piano as he is with his silk dressing gowns. His parents, Charlie and Beatrice, are old Music Hall stars, full of hilarious tales of life on the road. Maggie performs with Jack in the evenings and regularly visits his house to rehearse, drink tea, and tell the sorry tale of her latest romantic disaster. This is a very funny, touching comedy, bursting with one-liners and lovable characters. The Chameleons Theatre, Ritchie Hall, Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford, Thurs 24 Oct – Sat 26 Oct, 7pm doors open for 7.30pm start. £7 for adults, £6 seniors, £5 children. Contact 0845 6440 496 for tickets.

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The Winchester Photographic Society caters for all levels from novice to experienced photographers. We meet weekly from September through May and our programme covers talks, lectures, competitions, workshops and even an Exhibition in the Discovery Centre. We cover a diverse number of photographic genres and occasionally add extra dates for interest group meetings and additional workshops. New Members are always welcomed and can visit initially as a guest. Roger Clark 02380 253600, rogerclark1@mac.com. Tuesdays 7:30pm starting Sept 3rd and the Winchester Discovery Centre.

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MOTORING

Aston Martin Rapide S What is it?

Meet Aston Martin’s slightly awkward-looking four-door saloon, but now with added adrenaline. Not that the standard car really needed an additional dose of go-go juice, but that’s never stopped the Gaydon massive from administering aid before. As part of a mid-life refresh the S has more power and even more refinement, and is the only model in the maker’s range that comes with two rear seats. What’s under the bonnet? An almighty lump, that’s what. The ageing 6.0-litre V12 is still in situ – a last hurrah before AMG work their black magic under the hoods of Britain’s finest – but for now it has even more grunt. Power is up 80bhp to 550bhp and this helps the 60mph dash time tumble under that all-important five second barrier, but only by a tenth of a second. Top speed is a heady 190mph and with those sorts of figures fuel economy and emissions suffer. The former is a rather woeful 19.9mpg and CO2 is puffed out at a rate of 332g/km.

What’s the spec like?

In a word: glorious. The leather is soft, the carpets thick and the wood burnished. Several

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cows were sacrificed to coat most surfaces inside and the instruments are as beautiful as one of the finest Swiss watches. Standard kit includes Bluetooth, sat nav, front and rear parking sensors (you need them, this thing is Ark Royal long), tracking device and a stunning 1000W Bang & Olufsen stereo. Some of the controls are a little small and fiddly, particularly the buttons in the centre console. Those rear seats have the option of TV screens (£2,495) and you can go mad on the other options too. Even the paint of our test car was an additional £3,495, but it’s worth it for the name alone: Skyfall Silver.

the butterflies in the exhaust containing the cacophony of noise open, releasing a guttural V12 groan. The rear seats are comfy too, even for adults, but that said, headroom can be a little cramped.

Price: £165,580 (as tested) Engine: 6.0-litre, V12, petrol Power: 550bhp 620NM Max speed: 190mph 0-62mph: 4.9 seconds MPG: 19.9mpg (combined) Emissions: 332g/km CO2

Any rivals?

A few. The biggest is the Porsche Panamera. An ugly car from some angles, stunning from others, it’s a super-sized sports car that’s superb to drive, especially in GTS form. The new Mercedes S-Class will be a potent rival too as will Audi’s luxurious A8. Even BMW’s 7 Series will have a sniff in this category, where price matters far less than the badge that’s on the bonnet.

What’s it like to drive?

It’s not the most dynamic of Aston Martin’s range, that’s for sure, but this is a GT car to transport you and the family with ease. It’s relaxed and sedate when you want it to be, but can still pick up its skirt and go when you put your foot down. As the revs rise

Our Verdict

The Aston Martin Rapide S is a stunning way to travel. It’s luxurious, looks sharp and is caked in cool. You can’t drive an Aston anywhere without gaining nods of appreciation and that very rarely happens in ostentatious equivalents from the likes of Ferrari or Lamborghini. There’s a certain respect for Aston Martin, and I like that. The Rapide S is a big car – and it feels it on the road – and that engine really is starting to feel dated in terms of economy, but the power is impressive and if you need those extra rear seats it’s worth considering… if you have the cash, of course. By James Baggott, MD of BlackballMedia.co.uk


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A Stranger Comes Calling It was Halloween, Sue’s favourite night of the year, or ‘Spooky Sue’ as everyone called her. Sue loved all things supernatural and her greatest wish was to see a ghost. She relished opening the door to children doing Trick or Treat with their witch, skeleton and Dracula costumes. But sometimes Spooky Sue wished that Halloween could be a bit more, well, spooky. This year Halloween had fallen on a bitter wintry day. By 8pm Sue resigned herself to the fact that she had received her last visitor and was about to blow out the pumpkin candles when she heard the click of the garden gate. Peeping through the curtains she saw only the shadow of a little person brushing past her window. There was a sharp rap on the front door. Sue jumped. With a nervous laugh she picked up the sweets bowl and opened the door. On the step stood a boy. He was wearing a filthy threadbare shirt, a brown cap and trousers cut off at the knee. “What an original costume,” Sue declared. The boy hovered awkwardly, half in shadow. “Happy Halloween.” She smiled and offered him the bowl. Without answering he stretched out a grubby hand and picked out a sweet, then frowned at it suspiciously as though he had never seen a jelly baby before. Sue peered down the path to the 18

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Art Classes Ampfield Golf Clubhouse, Monday mornings Wendy’s Art classes work on promoting new thinking skills in relation to art and creativity. 01794 523067 for more info. WELLOW TEA DANCE Wellow Village Hall from 3pm to 5pm every second Wednesday in the month except August. The price is £3.25, and the music is provided by a small band, and tea, cakes and a raffle are included in the price.

Braishfield Flower Arrangement Society Meet on the fourth Thursday of the month at Braishfield Village Hall 7.30pm. New members welcome. Tel: 01794 368259 / 02380 731162

ROMSEY HEARING CONCERN 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month 2 to 4 pm Appletree Centre, Romsey (behind Romsey Library) The clubs’ programme has a wide variety of activities, which includes speakers, social events and outings. Visitors and new members are very Romsey W.I. welcome to visit this friendly club, whose aim The Crosfield Hall Annexe, Broadwater Road, is to minimise the restrictions of deafness. You Romsey, SO51 8GL do not have to be deaf to visit or join us, you Every fourth Wednesday in the month just need an empathetic approach to people commencing 7.30pm. Visitors will be warmly with a hearing loss. We are always looking for welcomed. We have sections for Crafts, Darts, help, so if you are interested please contact Walking, Scrabble and outings. We also have trips Anne Gale on 02380735858, alternatively email to the theatre. alan.coltsrd@o2.co.uk hearingconcernromsey@gmail.com. Romsey Modellers, Ampfield Village Hall, 3rd Wed in the month. 8pm – 10pm We are a plastic modelling club catering for all modelling genres and skill levels from beginners to well seasoned gurus. For more information please see www.romseymodellers.co.uk Romsey Sub-aqua Club. Club night is Tuesday evening at Stanbridge Earls School 7.30 - 9 pm. Come dive and snorkel with us! We offer try-dives and training and welcome new members. (Note: for security reasons at the School please contact us before coming along.) Email: info@romseysac.com Website www. romseysac.com South Hants Historical Aviation Society The Conservative Club Romsey First Wed in the month 7.30pm. Welcomes new members. For more information visit www.shhas.co.uk. Romsey Open Gate Stroke Club A social club for anyone who has had a stroke, we meet every Tuesday at The Abbey Rooms 2.15pm Welcomes new members Tel: 0845 3033 100

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Romsey Sea Cadets Romsey Sports Field, Southampton Road, Romsey SO51 8AT Tuesdays for 12 – 18 year olds or Thursdays for 10 – 18 year olds Activities and competitions in every area include sailing, rowing, canoeing, swimming, 5-a-side football, shooting & camp craft. 01794 514387 romseyseacadets@gmail.com Transition Town Romsey We are a local not-for profit group run by volunteers, aiming to take action locally to make Romsey more sustainable and a better place to live. We are particularly concerned with the challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change and encourage people to get involved in our various groups. Website: www.transitiontownromsey.org.uk Romsey Good Neighbours We are volunteers who take elderly, inform or disabled people to attend hospital, doctor or other medical appointments. If you need our service or could volunteer call Barbara Harper, Secretary of Romsey Good Neighbours (01794 522803).

ROMSEY MALE VOICE CHOIR Romsey Male Voice Choir’s team of 60 members share a passion for singing and fun. Come along to a rehearsal to hear what we do, all visitors welcome. The choir holds weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings in Romsey. 02380 663263, www.romseymvc.co.uk

VIEWFINDERS OF ROMSEY CAMERA CLUB Every Tuesday throughout the year (except August) at Jubilee Hall, New Road, Timsbury, 7.30pm. We have a varied programme of competitions, talks and practical evenings for those with an interest in photography, and we welcome those just starting out in photography as well as more advanced workers. For more information, please see www. viewfinderscameraclub.org.uk or telephone our secretary Pam Watson on 01794 388429. Foresters Flower Club 1st Thurs of the month (excluding Jan) at 7:30pm Copythorne Parish Hall, Pollards Moor Road, Copythorne A friendly floral art group for all ages with a varied and interesting programme of workshops, demonstrations, outings and social events. New members and guests always warmly welcomed. Club Secretary: 023 8081 2883 Romsey Amnesty International We are a friendly group of all ages interested in standing up for human rights. We meet monthly for letter writing, guest speakers and workshops and visitors are always welcome. Third monday of the month (not August). Please email romseyamnesty@gmail.com. Meditation as a way of prayer Every Friday 11am to 12pm starting 4 May 2012. An opportunity to explore & experience the stillness & silence of contemplative prayer. Wisdom Centre, Romsey, Hants SO51 8EL. 01794 830206. reception@wisdomhouseromsey.co.uk. www.christian-meditation.org.uk ROMSEY ARTHRITIS HYDROTHERAPY GROUP Help soothe Arthritic joints, helping to relieve pain in the Hydrotherapy Pool. Join us as a member for £5 per year. Weekly sessions are subsidised. Transport is not available, but sessions are held locally. For further information contact Mrs Linda Hill 01794 323838


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LOCAL WHAT’S ON HALLOWEEN WALK AND SPOOKY STORIES 1 Nov, 6 - 8pm Testwood Lakes Centre, Brunel Road, Calmore Industrial Estate, SO20 8DA Meet at the centre for a night time walk through the reserve with some surprises on the way. Gather in the Bronze Age roundhouse for some spooky stories. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by adults. Suggested donation £3 per person. Sorry, no dogs. Contact Education Team 02380 667929. www.hwt.org.uk GHOSTASTIC TRAIL 1 Nov, 10am – 3.30pm Royal Victoria Country Park, SO31 5DQ Follow a self-guided spooky trail around the Park; there’s a prize if you finish but watch out for those ghouls and monsters that may be on the prowl! £1.50 per trail. Normal parking charges apply. 023 8045 5157. ANGLO-SAXON LIVING HISTORY DAYS 1 – 2 Nov, 10.30am – 4pm Winchester City Museum, The Square, SO23 9ES An eclectic mix of Anglo-Saxon history, crafts and replica finds. Visitors will have the opportunity to find out more about the Saxon and Jutish settlers and invaders of the sixth and seventh centuries with costumed interpreters. Explore the world of ‘Migration Period’ ancestors 34

against a back-drop of one of the best collections of local artefacts in Hampshire. Free admission. 01962 863 064 for more information. www. weorod.org FIREWORKS NIGHT 2 Nov, 6.00pm gates open with fireworks at 7.30pm Royal Victoria Country Park, SO31 5DQ A spectacular display to music in a beautiful setting with refreshments available on the field, and a miniature train and mini fun fayre. Adults £5, children £3 or adults £7, children £5, family ticket (2+2) £20 on the gate. 023 8045 5157. TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE – SALE OF TOOLS 2 Nov, 10am – 1pm Tools for Self Reliance, Ringwood Road, SO40 7GY A sale of excess stock not suitable to send to our projects in Africa; this is a one off event and the policy of not selling tools at other times still applies. Free entry and parking available. Coffee and cakes available. 023 8086 9697 for more details. HAMPSHIRE MAMMAL GROUP OPEN DAY & AGM 2 Nov, 10am – 3pm Shawford Parish Hall, Pearson Lane, SO21 2AA A series of talks on this year’s theme of ‘Tracks and Signs’ and an afternoon practical session. Sarah on 01489 774409 or SarahB@hwt.org. uk. No charge for HMG members, £5 for non-members. Sorry, no dogs. www.hwt.org.uk SPOOKY ZOO 2 Nov, 11am – 4pm Mottisfont House and Gardens, SO51 0LP The Spooky Zoo is back for another year, feed the snakes, race beetles, hold a spider and meet a python. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont CHARITYCLASS-A-THON 2 Nov, 9am – 1.30pm Knightwood Leisure Centre, Skys Wood Road, Valley Park, SO53 4SJ

Come and celebrate the launch of the new Knightwood Leisure Centre Fitness Class timetable and help raise money for Cancer Research UK. Free but suggested donation of £5 in aid of Cancer Research UK. Lots of family activities. Book online or 023 80276254 or 01794 830333. CONKER COMPETITION 3 Nov, 12pm – 12.45pm Mottisfont House and Gardens, SO51 0LP Bring your conker and sign up for our competition and see who is victorious! Part of 50 Things to do before you’re 11 and 3/4. www. nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont WILDLIFE WALK AT TESTWOOD LAKES 3 Nov, 10am – 12.30pm Testwood Lakes Centre, Brunel Road, Calmore Industrial Estate, SO40 3XP A morning walk at the reserve to see the birds and other wildlife, with optional snack and afteroon walk to look for wading birds. Meet at Centre car park. Contact Mary on 01962 864440 or Martin on 01962 842610 for more details. Sorry, no dogs. Suggested donation £2.50. www. hwt.org.uk. THE SOMME, MOODY AND THE WAR MEMORIAL PARK 6 Nov, 10.30am King John’s House, Church Street, SO51 8BT Battlefield guide and writer Will Fowler looks at the life of Thomas Moody who died on the Somme and is remembered at the Romsey War Memorial Park. £1. 01794 512200 for more information. AUTUMN SPARKLE PARTY – HAMPSHIRE AUTISTIC SOCIETY 7 Nov Ageas Bowl, Botley Rd, SO30 3XH An evening of fashion, shopping and pampering; 20 stalls with an exciting range of products to try and buy. £12.50 includes entry to Ageas Bowl, a glass of bucks fizz and a Clinque Goody Bag. 01489 880881 for more info. www.has.org.uk/get-involved/ events/sparkle-party-2013.html


CHANDLERS FORD JOINT CHARITIES CHRISTMAS MARKET 9 Nov, 9.30am – midday Chandlers Ford Methodist Church Hall Come and enjoy a fun day out whilst supporting 12 charities. Fabulous Christmas items on sale, a cake / produce stall and a raffle with dozens of prizes. TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE HABERDASHERY SALE 9 Nov, 10am – 1pm Tools for Self Reliance, Ringwood Road, SO40 7GY A sale of haberdashery bits and pieces, knitting wool, quilting fabrics and more. Free entry and parking. Refreshments available. 023 8086 9697 for more details. www.tfsr.org. ALRESFORD ART AND CRAFT SHOW 9 Nov, 1am – 4.30pm Alresford Community Centre, West Street, SO24 9AG Crafts will include silk floral arrangements, stained glasswork, jewellery, alpaca knitwear, bee products including skin care and honey, original watercolours, painted glass and silk paintings, decorative metalwork and photography. Free entry. 01252 724968. REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 10 Nov, 10.50am The Cenotaph, above Bar Street, SO15 2BG Everyone is invited to attend. 023 8083 2433 for more details. TESTWOOD WILDLIFE TOTS – THE NUTTY NUT CHASE 12 Nov, 10.30am – 12pm, 1.00pm - 2.30pm. Testwood Lakes Centre, Brunel Road, Calmore Industrial Estate, SO40 3XP Stories, games and crafts for pre-school children. Learn about what squirrels and other creatures are doing to prepare for winter. Booking essential. 02380 667929 for more details. Children must be accompanied by adults. Suggested donation of £3 per child. www.hwt. org.uk

TOOLS FOR SELF RELIANCE AFTERNOON TEA 13 Nov, 2pm – 4pm Tools for Self Reliance, Ringwood Road, SO40 7GY Free cuppa, plus a tour around the workshops and short talk about their work. 023 8086 9697 for more details. www.tfsr.org. PERCY THE PARK KEEPER 20 Nov, 11am – 12pm, and 1.30pm – 2.30pm Royal Victoria Country Park, SO31 5DQ Come and join in the adventures of Percy and the Park animals. Price includes a walk, drink, biscuit and craft activity. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Meet outside the shop. Please book in advance. £2.50 per child; must be accompanied by an adult. 023 8045 5157. JEWELLERY EXHIBITION 21 – 29 Nov, 10am – 5pm Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, SO51 0OA An exhibition with 23 of the best designer/makers in the jewellery field in the area. www.acjwessex. co.uk. Free entry. CHRISTMAS BABY AND CHILDREN’S MARKET 23 Nov Romsey Community School, Main Hall, Greatbridge, SO51 8ZA Over 30 stalls. £1 entry with kids free. Free parking. www. babyandchildrensmarket.co.uk. CHRISTMAS FAMILY FUN DAY AND CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCHON 2013 23 Nov, 11am – 7pm Eastleigh Town Centre, SO50 5DF Children’s rides, music and activities, Father Christmas in his grotto, animal farm and climbing wall. Father Christmas will lead a special Christmas light parade commencing at 5.15pm through Eastleigh. At The Mayor of Eastleigh will switch on the town’s 2013 Christmas lights, followed by free fireworks. 02380688045 for info. www.eastleightc.co.uk/ Events/c-1-12.htm

ART, CRAFT and GIFT FAYRE 24 Nov, 10am – 4pm University of Southampton, Staff Social Centre, University Road, SO17 1BJ Over 120 stands with cards, handmade crafts, jewellery, pottery, prints, handbags and more. Admission £2 with children under 10 free. Refreshments available. www. southampton.ac.uk/hospitality AIRCRAFT ENTHUSIAST AND MODEL SHOW 24 Nov Museum of Army Flying, SO20 8DY This event proves popular every year with scores of modellers and enthusiasts being lured by the numerous stalls containing books, magazines, photographs, aviation memorabilia and and modelling equipment. £5 entry. www.armyflying.com CHRISTMAS QUIZ NIGHT – HAMPSHIRE AUTISTIC SOCIETY 29 Nov, 7pm arrival for 7.30pm start Hedge End CIU Club, Bursledon Road, SO30 OBR It’s time to test your knowledge! The quizmaster has a range of quizzes and puzzles to get your brain thinking including general knowledge, anagrams and picture puzzles. Teams of 6, £10 per person to include a Christmas supper. Bar available plus a raffle with fantastic prizes. 01489 880881. GREAT CHRISTMAS BAKE-OFF AND CHRISTMAS FAYRE 7 Dec, 10am – midday Crossfield Hall, Broadwater Lane, SO51 8GL Romsey and Wellow friends of Cancer Research UK are calling all bakers and cake decorators. £1 entry, with both adult and children’s categories with judging between 10am – 11.30am. Also Father Christmas, stalls, games and the Abbey School Choir. Info from Facebook Romsey and Wellow Friends of Cancer Research UK, or email cdownshome@aol.com.

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