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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 20

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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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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. 26

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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 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.

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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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. Fundraising in support of the Chandler’s Ford and Itchen Valley Rotary Club. £37.50 pp. To book your table call Stacey 023 80 277800 or email promotions@ potters-heron.co.uk LAMBING TIME 25 & 26 Jan, 9.30am-3.30pm Sparsholt College Hampshire, Westley Lane, Sparsholt, SO21 2NF Visitors invited to see the ewes at lambing time. Plus there will be plenty of fun for all the family inc craft activities, afternoon milking in the dairy, pony petting, tractor & trailer rides. Free parking. No dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs. Most activities are free, but some will incur a small charge. Tickets available on the day: Adults £5 Child (3-16) £3.50 (under 3s free). Family ticket £15 (2 adults & 2 children). Health Warning - It is important that women who are, or may be, pregnant DO NOT attend this event. 01962 797396 for more info. THE RAMBLERS GROUP WALK 2 Feb, 2pm Southampton Sports Centre, Grid ref starting point SU408155 Hampshire SO16 6RY Enjoy British wildlife on a group circular walk. Start/finish at the Car Park at the end of Thornhill Road, nr the Bowling Green. Meet in the car park near cafe. Non-members welcome to join the group for 2 or 3 walks before joining the Ramblers’ Association. Call Mark 02380 220173, www.ramblers.co.uk/ walksfinder/walkInfo.php FUN WITH FLORA AND FAUNA 15 Feb to 23 Feb Marwell Zoo, SO21 1JH Welcome to the wonderful world of plants! Take part in our themed crafts and enjoy our animal talks.

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l Buy Local . . . HTS Studios 24 Letting Services NiceMoves 25 Locksmith Lockright 10 MOBILITY Hampshire Mobility Services 18 oven cleaning Oven Wizards 29 Painter/Decorator One Painter and Decorator 24 VHN Decorating 28 PET SERVICES Waggytails 29 Plumbing Services (including bathroom installation and gas and boiler services) see also Property Maintenance Alford Plumbing & Heating 21 Gair Gas 19 M.Brierley Plumbing 29 NHP 23 TP Watts Plumbing Services Ltd 10 Printer Warwick Printing Company 5 Property Maintenance AJC Property Services 29 Bill the Handyman 18 Brian Loades Builders 21 Dell Developments 27 Dream Doors 3 House Worx 22 HTS Studios 24 Inspired Interiors 19 Just Shutters 12 Premier Wood Flooring 31 Roofing & Property Maintenance Ltd 13 The Flat Pack People 29 PROPERTY SALES NiceMoves 25 radio The Breeze 7 Tree surgeon Arbor Call 28 Neil Richmond Tree & Hedge Services 31 Peter Yeates Arboriculture 32 tuition Southern Education 15 wedding dresses Bella Bride & Ball 5 window cleaning Ashurst Cleaning Services 18

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Puzzle Answers Fun Quiz - Reveiw of the Year 1.Pope Francis (speaking to his fellow cardinals on his election as Pope), 2. David Miliband, 3. DingDong! The Witch Is Dead, 4. Doctor Who, 5. Bongo Bongo Land, 6. The Eurovision Song Contest (Gaynor Hopkins is the real name of Bonnie Tyler), 7. Bridget Jones, 8. BBC Television Centre, 9. 3-0 to England, 10. Emeli Sande and Ben Howard

General Knowledge Crossword

Pictograms

1. The full monty, Across: 3 Alabaster, 8 2. Pat on the back, Chap, 9 Two-faced, 10 Ice 3. The customer is age, 13 Erato, 14 Jealous, always right 15 Hag, 16 Elector, 17 Pious, 21 Exhale, 22 Hidato Basilica, 23 Fire, 24 Beekeeper. Down: 1 Scrivener, 2 Pacemaker, 4 Latex, 5 Bootleg, 6 Spam, 7 Épée, 11 Monomania, 12 Isosceles, 14 Jar, 15 Hospice, 18 Weave, 19 Gale, 20 Mink. 37


Useful Numbers DOCTORS NHS Direct (24 hour Help line) St Clements Surgery, Tanner Street Springvale Surgery, 40 Pound Rd, Kings Worthy The Friarsgate Practice St Paul’s Medical Practice, Alison Way Badger Farm Surgery, Badger Farm Road Gratton Doctors Surgery, Sutton Scotney

SCHOOLS 0845 46 47 01962 852211 01962 882957 0844 4770947 01962 853599 01962 877222 01962 760394

CHEMISTS Springvale Pharmacy 18 Fraser Road, Kingsworthy, SO23 7PJ

01962 884848

Boots the Chemist 35-38 High Street, SO23 9BL.

01962 852020

Lloyds Pharmacy St Paul’s Surgery, Alison Way, Clifton Terrace, SO22 6EW.

01962 854725

Local Boots Pharmacy 01962 842180 Unit 1, Stockbridge Road, Weeke, SO22 6EL. Sainsbury’s Pharmacy 01962 868641 Unit 3, Sainsbury’s Complex, Badger Farm, SO22 4QB. Different to shop opening times Lloyds Pharmacy 155 High Street, SO23 9BA.

01962 854575

Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd Silver Hill, SO23 8AE.

01962 852701

RECYCLING www.integra.org.uk/recycling Bar End, Winchester Open daily 8am-7pm (April - Sept), 8am-4pm (Oct - March)

01962 868523

LIBRARIES http://www.hants.gov.uk/library/ Winchester Lending Library: 0845 6035631 Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry St, SO23 8RX, Open: Mon - Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm www.discoverycentres.co.uk/winchester Stanmore Library: 0845 6035631 Wavell Way, Stanmore, SO22 4EH Open: Mon 2pm-5pm, Tue Closed, Wed & Fri 5.30pm-7pm, Thur 2pm-5pm, Sat & Sun Closed

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All Saints C Of E Primary School 01962 Compton All Saints' C Of E Primary School 01962 Harestock Primary School 01962 Henry Beaufort School 01962 Itchen Abbas Primary School 01962 Kings Worthy Primary School 01962 Kings' School 01962 Lanterns Nursery School &Children's Ctre 01962 Micheldever C Of E Primary School 01962 Oliver's Battery Primary School 01962 Osborne School 01962 Peter Symonds College 01962 Shepherds Down Special School 01962 South Wonston Primary School 01962 St Bede C Of E Primary School 01962 St Faith's C E Primary School 01962 St Peter's Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Winchester 01962 Stanmore Primary School 01962 Weeke Primary School 01962 Western C Of E Primary School 01962 Westgate School, The 01962 Winnall Primary School 01962

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USEFUL CONTACTS Hampshire County Council Winchester City Council Planning Applications Refuse Street Lighting Highways & Traffic Police (routine inquiries) Royal Hants County Hospital Dial-a-Ride Shopmobility Steve Brine MP 9 Stockbridge Rd, Winchester, SO22 6RN steve.brine.mp@parliament.uk

0845 603 5638 01962 840222 01962 848177 0845 603 5634 0800 506060 01962 848241 0845 0454545 01962 863535 01962 852602 01962 842626 01962 791110

EMERGENCIES Police, Fire or Ambulance Services Police (Incident Reports) Southern Water - Sewage Southern Water - Tech Support Gas – National Grid (If you smell gas,call us immediately) Electricity

999 0845 0845 0845 0800

045 272 278 111

45 45 0845 0845 999

0845 7708090


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