ENJOY Portishead November 2023

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COM MU NI T Y NOT I CE BOA R D Sp onsored b y Wrig ht- Morg a n MUSIC LESSONS ONLINE

STROKE CLUB

Learn to play fiddle with Jill Elliot in your own living room using Zoom online sessions ? with or without your camera on! In person classes also available.

Run by stroke survivors for stroke survivors and their c arers, this is a friendly drop in c offee morning offering information and advic e. Clarenc e House, High Street, Portishead.

www.jillelliotmusicanddance.com

JUBILEE DAY CARE Inc lusive group for anyone feeling a little lonely, inc luding those physic ally and mentally c hallenged. Soc ial group £10 per person inc ludes a two-c ourse meal and a sing-a-long!

On the first Friday of eac h month from 10.30am-12.30pm. Contac t Lori at lorrainerowsell@btinternet.c om or 01275 818492

T URN T H E T I DE Turn The Tid e Portishea d is a g roup of volunteers d ed ic a ted to red uc ing the p ollution of Portishea d ?s b ea c hes a nd streets throug h

Transport available

reg ula r litter p ic ks a nd ed uc a tiona l p rojec ts to

Jubilee Hall, Slade Road

red uc e sing le use p la stic . ?Big Clea ns?ha p p en

Mondays 10am-2.30pm

on the la st weekend of ea c h m onth a nd a nyone

To find out more c all Mike on 01275 847857

c a n join in. www.turnthetid ep ortishea d .c o.uk

ROTARY CLUB

DANCE

Portishead Rotary Club is small group that strives to make a difference both in our own community and internationally. They would really welcome new members. For more information please contact Paul Darling 07985 016673 or email pauldarling321@icloud.com

Folk Feet offers friendship, light exercise and fun with country dancing for all and a cup of tea or coffee. North Weston Hall Tuesdays 9.30am-11.30am Call Jill Elliot on 07515904707or email j illyelliot @gmail.com

RHYME TI ME

FREEM ASONS

Songs and stories for thoseage0-4 years.

Whet her you are a mason who has moved t o

Portishead Library, Harbour Road Freeevery Tuesday (termtimeonly) 9.30-10am& 10.30-11.30am Book via Eventbrite

Port ishead and would like t o connect wit h local masons or are a non-mason who would like t o know more about t he frat ernit y, find out more about Port ishead Freemasons by calling M at t on 0 7585 152570 .

If you ha ve inform a tion for the c om m unity notic eb oa rd em a il ed itor.enjoyp ortishea d @g m a il.c om


I N SI D E Novem b er 2023

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PL US

Poppi es and Par ades

Page 6. Celeb ra ting the tra d itiona l Christm a s lig hts switc h on event p lus your invita tion to rem em b er loved ones on the Tree of Lig ht.

Cha irm a n of the Portishea d Roya l British Leg ion ta lks to Enjoy lea d ing up to Rem em b ra nc e Da y.

Page 10 . When I g row up ... this m onth we ta lk to Ha rvey La wrenc e whose d a y job he ta kes very seriously b ut in his free tim e he likes to ra c e.

p14 Keepi ng Pets Safe Wa tkins & Ta sker Vets help us ta ke c a re of our furry friend s d uring the firework sea son.

p36 Wi nter Wel l ness Enjoy's g uid e to ta king c a re of yourself d uring the c old er wea ther a nd d a rker d a ys.

p43 Appr eci ati ng Natur e The sec ret world of na ture's rec yc ler - fung i, here in Portishea d a nd how it p la ys a c ruc ia l role in a utum n's ec osystem .

Page 15. Meet b rothers Bob a nd Mike who ha ve b een wa lking their d og s tog ether for 18 yea rs a nd ha ve a few fa vourite wa lks to sha re with us. Page 17. Ta king a d eep d ive with Heid i a s she exp lores the hid d en world of sc ub a from Mexic o to Weston sup er Ma re. Page 22. We ha ve a full d ia ry this m onth four p a g es of wha t's on in a nd a round Portishea d . Page 30 . Are you rea d y to shop ? Enjoy exp lores wha t our wond erful Hig h Street ha s to offer this Christm a s, there's som ething for everyone it's the p erfec t g ift list! Page 35. Up c lose in our town. A welc om e to the la test shop op ening in the Hig h Street a nd we a re not ta lking c offee shop s either! Page 43. Meet the b oys b ehind Tic kenha m Ga ra g e, a tea m you c a n trust a nd a servic e tha t sta nd s out. Find out how these b oys b rea k the m ould in loc a l m otoring . Page 51. This m onth's fea ture p rop erty is a little d ifferent, b ut with your im a g ina tion it c ould b e your d rea m hom e. Page 57. Our reg ula r tea m of trusted tra d es a nd useful p eop le a ll in one p la c e, so they're ea sy to find when you need them .

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MEET YOUR PUBLISHERS This m a g a zine is p rod uc ed for you b y Tra c ie Fry a nd Tra c ey Fowler. We a re b oth Portishea d la d ies with b a c kg round s in m ed ia , PR, m a rketing a nd a d vertising a nd we b oth ha ve a n a b solute p a ssion for Portishea d a nd a ll tha t is g ood in our town. With a n unwa vering d ed ic a tion to q ua lity, insp ira tion a nd c om m unic a tion, our a im is to eng a g e with rea d ers b ring ing you the b est of Portishea d news a nd views a long sid e lifestyle fea tures, while a lso p rom oting our town?s ind ep end ent b usinesses in a p ub lic a tion tha t feels g ood a nd is visua lly stunning . They sa id we were m a d to la unc h a new m a g a zine ea rlier this yea r in the m id d le of a n ec onom ic c risis a t a tim e when m ost p ub lishers b elieve the future of m ed ia b elong s online, b ut we listened to the p eop le of Portishea d , followed our hea rts a nd ha ven?t looked b a c k. We?ve ta ken this p ub lic a tion from q ua rterly d istrib ution to b i- m onthly a nd now m onthly a nd tha t?s a ll tha nks to you the rea d ers a nd your enthusia sm , the sup p ort of our sp onsor Wrig ht- Morg a n, a ll our a d vertisers, our p od c a st b ud d y Ia n Downsy Downs a nd our d ed ic a ted ed itoria l c ontrib utors ? tha nk you a ll ? it m ea ns so m uc h. We a re thrilled to ha ve you join us on this journey we sinc erely hop e you a re insp ired , inform ed a nd enterta ined . TO ADVERTISE Allow us to help you p rom ote your b usiness throug h p rint m ed ia ? a form of a d vertising we know p eop le trust. Rea c h your loc a l m a rket from a s little a s £35 p er m onth with ENJOY Portishea d . GET IN TOUCH Ad vertising ? Tra c ie Fry a d vertising .enjoyp ortishea d @g m a il.c om Tel: 07766 207731 Ed itor ? Tra c ey Fowler ed itor.enjoyp ortishea d @g m a il.c om Tel: 07368 250688 Desig n ? Tra c ie Fry Crea tive Solutions

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WELCOME

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elc om e to the Novem b er ed ition of ENJOY! As the d a ys g row shorter a nd the a ir b ec om es c risp er we hop e som e of our stories wa rm your hea rt this m onth.

Novem b er is a m onth filled with a ntic ip a tion, where we em b ra c e the b ea uty of c ha ng e a nd p rep a re ourselves for the festive sea son a hea d , so insid e you will find a few a utum n trend s a nd id ea s, p lus sug g estions to help you sta rt p la nning for Christm a s. In a d d ition we ta lk onc e a g a in to som e Portishea d c ha ra c ters, loc a l p rofessiona ls sha re their exp ertise a nd we?re d elig hted to hig hlig ht the inc red ib le work b eing d one b y som e of our loc a l c ha rities a nd nonp rofits. We hop e their stories will insp ire you to lend a help ing ha nd a nd m a ke a p ositive im p a c t in our c om m unity. Hug e c ong ra tula tions a nd tha nks to Portishea d in Bloom for b ring ing hom e our town?s 15th g old a wa rd in the South West in Bloom c om p etition. We would a lso like to tha nk a nd wish g ood luc k to a ll those involved in org a nising the Rem em b ra nc e events in Portishea d this m onth a nd to a ll those involved in the Portishea d Christm a s lig hts. Tha nks onc e a g a in to everyone who ha s b een in touc h, p lea se d o keep your news, views, events a nd stories c om ing . If you?re g oing to c onta c t us p lea se note our ed itoria l d ea d line for the Dec em b er issue is 5th Novem b er. With tha nks a nd very b est wishes

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CHRISTMAS

LIGHTS

SWITCH ON Mond a y 27th Novem b er

The festive sea son is fa st a p p roa c hing a nd with it c om es one of Portishea d ?s c herished tra d itions ? the turning on of the Christm a s lig hts. It is a m om ent tha t sig nifies the sta rt of a m a g ic a l tim e of yea r tha nks to Photo: Alan Harrison the d isp la ys of twinkling lig hts a nd towering Christm a s trees tha t tra nsform som e of our streets a nd shop p ing a rea s into enc ha nting wond erla nd s. Portishea d Christm a s lig hts will b e switc hed on, on Mond a y 27th Novem b er with the event b eg inning a t 6.15p m a nd the lig hts g oing on a t 6.45p m . The sta g e will b e situa ted in the g a tewa y of Ca rey?s ya rd in the Hig h Street, g iving full view to sp ec ta tors g a thering on Com b e Roa d , lea d ing up to Avon Wa y. The Hig h Street will b e c losed from 6p m for the switc h on, MC?d b y our very own Ia n Downsy Downs, whic h will see Fa ther Christm a s a nd his sleig h, esc orted b y the loc a l em erg enc y servic es, m a ke its wa y throug h the town c entre hea d ing for the sta g e. Sa nta will b e d elig hted to rec eive letters from c hild ren a t the switc h on a nd he a sks g rownup s to

p lea se rem ind c hild ren who write to him to inc lud e their a d d ress a nd he will d o his b est to rep ly. There will a lso b e a p ost b ox for Sa nta ?s letters in Good m a n & Lilley op p osite The Prec inc t. The switc h on will c onc lud e with a short firework d isp la y. The lig hts, whic h a re m a na g ed c om p letely b y unp a id volunteers, a re fund ed b y g ra nt a id from Portishea d Town Counc il, d ona tions a nd fund ra ising . Two m a in fund ra ising a c tivities for the lig hts a re the Posset Christm a s m a rket in the Hig h Street on Sund a y 10th Dec em b er a nd the Tree of Lig ht.

The Tree of Lig ht Mem b ers of the loc a l c om m unity a re invited to nom ina te loved ones they will b e rem em b ering over the festive p eriod with the Portishea d Christm a s Lig hts?Tree Of Lig ht. For a sm a ll fee, the na m es of those to b e rem em b ered will b e p ub lished in the North Som erset Tim es a round Christm a s tim e a nd the na m es a nd p hotos will a lso b e d isp la yed on a TV sc reen in Oc ea ns Esta te Ag ents in Portishea d Hig h Street. In a d d ition the town?s 15ft ta ll Tree Of Lig ht will sp a rkle b rig htly a b ove The Prec inc t in m em ory of loved ones. All p roc eed s from this a c tivity will g o d irec tly to sup p ort the lig hts. To ta ke p a rt in the Tree of Lig ht nom ina tions, c om p lete the form p rovid ed . Ad d itiona l form s a re a va ila b le from Oc ea n?s Esta te Ag ents a nd The Ca rd Shop in Portishea d Hig h Street or you c a n d ownloa d one from the Christm a s lig hts web site w w w .p ortishea d christm a slig hts.co.uk

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Please return this slip, c omplete with payment and photo if required to Portishead Tree of Light 23 Heron Gardens | Portishead | BS20 7DH Photos c an also be emailed to Lorrainesc hneider23@gmail.c om Please make c heques payable to Portishead Christmas lights Forms c an also be c ollec ted from Oc ean estate agents and The Card Shop

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POPPIES AND PARADES Enjoy ta lks to Berkeley Ha rris, cha irm a n of the Portishea d British Leg ion ( RBL) , to find out m ore a b out the 2023 Rem em b ra nc e in Portishea d

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erkeley Ha rris served 10 yea rs a s a Roya l Ma rines Com m a nd o. He m oved to Portishea d in 2007 a nd ha s b een involved with va rious g roup s tha t sup p ort the loc a l c om m unity ever sinc e. He a lso p rovid es ta lks for va rious c om m unity g roup s a nd org a nisa tions. One of the g roup s Berkeley joined wa s the Portishea d b ra nc h of the RBL a nd he wa s elec ted c ha irm a n in 2019. At the sa m e tim e he b ec a m e the Rem em b ra nc e Da y Pa ra d e Com m a nd er, a role he c onsid ers a p rivileg e a nd honour. With m em b ers?sup p ort Berkeley ha s introd uc ed a num b er of initia tives to Portishea d RBL suc h a s the vetera n g et tog ether b rea kfa st, kind ly hosted b y Wethersp oons on the first Sund a y of ea c h m onth from 9- 11a m a nd m oving the b ra nc h m eeting s to the town?s Bowling Club to sup p ort strong er ties with the RBL Bowling Club m em b ers. We a sked Berkeley to tell us m ore a b out this yea r?s Rem em b ra nc e a c tivities. ?The Pop p y Ap p ea l is the Roya l British Leg ion?s b ig g est fund ra ising c a m p a ig n, held ea c h yea r d uring the p eriod of Rem em b ra nc e whic h this yea r runs from Sa turd a y 28th Oc tob er to Sund a y 12th Novem b er. Every p op p y p urc ha sed g oes towa rd s m a king a d ifferenc e to the lives of the a rm ed forc es c om m unity. Pop p y d ona tion p oints will inc lud e Wa itrose a nd Sa insb ury?s sup erm a rkets, Gord a no Motorwa y

Servic es a nd va rious Portishea d b usinesses tha t sup p ort the Pop p y Ap p ea l. Portishea d Ca d ets, Arm y Ca d et Forc e a nd Air Tra ining Corp will a lso p rovid e d ona tion p oints a long Portishea d Hig h Street on Sa turd a y 4th a nd 11th Novem b er. On Arm istic e Da y - Sa turd a y 11th Novem b er ? a n op en servic e will ta ke p la c e a t Wa itrose p ia zza sta rting a t 10.45a m . On Rem em b ra nc e Sund a y - 12th Novem b er - in exc ess of 450 p eop le a re exp ec ted to join the Portishea d Rem em b ra nc e Pa ra d e, with thousa nd s of others lining the p a ra d e route. The tim ing s of the p a ra d e ha ve c ha ng ed in rec ent yea rs, so to rem ind you here a re the d eta ils of this yea r?s event. The p a ra d e will fa ll in a t 10.30a m a t the Stoke Roa d a nd Hig h Street junc tion. The Ac t of Rem em b ra nc e servic e will ta ke p la c e a t the junc tion a t 10.45a m with a ud io p rovid ed a long the Hig h Street. A two m inute silenc e will b e ob served a t 11a m while p a ra d e g roup s a nd m em b ers of the p ub lic rem em b er those who g a ve their lives. The la st p ost will b e p la yed b y a b ug ler from the Portishea d Town Ba nd who this yea r will b e situa ted in the Hig h Street. The p a ra d e will then set off a t a p p roxim a tely 11.05a m hea d ing a long the Hig h Street, p a ssing the Folk Ha ll where the sa lute will b e ta ken. It will then turn in to Churc h Roa d South stop p ing a t St Peter?s Churc h for the Rem em b ra nc e Da y servic e sta rting a t 11.30a m , to whic h a ll welc om e.?

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BLOOMING MARVELLOUS! Portishea d sc oop s its 15th Gold in the South West in Bloom com p etition

Cong ra tula tions a nd tha nk you to Portishea d in Bloom ! All the ha rd work of m em b ers a nd friend s of the g roup over the p a st yea r ha s p a id off, with rep resenta tives returning from this yea r?s South West in Bloom Awa rd s Cerem ony la d en with a c c ola d es. A num b er of volunteers from the g roup , tha t works tirelessly a ll yea r round to keep Portishea d d ec ked in flora l d isp la ys a nd looking its b est, a ttend ed a p resenta tion a t Truro Ca thed ra l on 3rd Oc tob er, c ollec ting our town?s 15th g old a wa rd . The a wa rd wa s g iven in the La rg e Town c a teg ory. Other a wa rd s m a d e to Portishea d inc lud e two c hild ren?s a rt p rizes - winner in the 7- 11a g e g roup a nd runner up in the und er 6 a g e g roup - b oth from St Josep h's Sc hool. The g roup a lso b roug ht hom e five b usiness a wa rd s: g old for The Ship , The Posset Cup a nd Sa ra h Tyna n Flowers a nd

Silver Gilt for the Phoenix Ba r a nd The Port. In the ?It's Your Neig hb ourhood ? sec tion Portishea d rec eived eig ht outsta nd ing a wa rd s a nd five thriving a wa rd s, a g rea t a c hievem ent! ADDITIONAL NEWS You m a y ha ve notic ed a n a d d ition to the Town Ga rd en (a lso referred to a s the Pota g er)? To c eleb ra te the c orona tion of King Cha rles III in a m ore p erm a nent wa y tha n the flora l c rown c rea ted ea rlier in the yea r b y Portishea d in Bloom , they ha ve m a d e a m osa ic whic h is now d isp la yed on the wa ll in the g a rd en. The sum m er m a y b e b ehind us now b ut Portishea d in Bloom volunteers c ontinue their g a rd ening work a round town. Ad d itiona l volunteers a re invited to join a ny working p a rty a d hoc . In Novem b er, working p a rties will m eet a t Alb ert Roa d on the 11th a nd a t the Town Ga rd en on the 14th. The m eeting tim es for the working p a rties a re 9.30- 11.30a m . In a d d ition to the volunta ry hours sp ent m a king our town look b ea utiful, Portishea d in Bloom c ontinua lly fund ra ises to fina nc ia lly sup p ort the g roup ?s work.

CAL ENDARS

CH RISTM AS SAL E

The Portishea d in Bloom c a lend a r is on sa le d ep ic ting som e of the fa b ulous d isp la ys our town ha s seen over the p a st yea r. Proc eed s from the sa le of the c a lend a rs a re p loug hed b a c k in to m a king our town look g rea t so p lea se sup p ort this initia tive. The c a lend a rs m a ke fa nta stic Christm a s g ifts. They a re p ric ed a t just £6 ea c h a nd a re a va ila b le from Ca reys a nd Fla g ship Boutiq ue in the Hig h Street a nd The Ship on Down Roa d .

Portishea d in Bloom will hold a Christm a s sa le a t the Town Ga rd en b y Portishea d Lib ra ry (next to Wa itrose g a ra g e a nd fa c ing the fire sta tion) on 16th Dec em b er 9.30- 11a m . The sa le will inc lud e g org eous p ots of hya c inths, m istletoe, holly, festive ta b le d ec ora tions a nd the Portishea d in Bloom c a lend a r.

Find out m ore a b out Portishea d in Bloom a t www.p ortishea d inb loom .org .uk

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W H EN I GROW U P I WAN T TO BE? Ha rvey La wrenc e weig hs up his op tions b etween b ec om ing a funera l d irec tor a nd a p rofessiona l ra c ing d river Ha rvey La wrenc e is just 21yea rs of a g e; he c urrently d rives a hea rse for a living in his fa m ily?s funera l b usiness F H Ha llid a y & Son, in Portishea d Hig h Street, whic h ha s b een serving the Portishea d c om m unity for m ore tha n 100 yea rs. At weekend s, however, throug hout the ra c ing sea son Ha rvey swa p s the hea rse for a ra c ing c a r a nd this m onth he?s hea d ing to Ba rb a d os, hom e to world - c la ss b ea c hes, wild ra inforests a nd a 1.25- m ile ra c e c irc uit. The b ud d ing ra c ing d river is one of only 24 d rivers from the UK, selec ted to c om p ete in the Ca terha m Ca rib b ea n Cup . Hosted a t the Bushy Pa rk Ba rb a d os Ra c e Circ uit a nd sup p orted b y Ba rb a d os Tourism Ma rketing Inc the Ca rib b ea n Cup , whic h ta kes p la c e from Frid a y 24th to Sund a y 26th Novem b er, will inc lud e two 20- m inute q ua lifying sessions, four 20- m inute sp rint ra c es a nd two one- hour end ura nc e ra c es, a ll in a n a vera g e Novem b er Ba rb a d os tem p era ture of 28c !

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The c irc uit ha s som e rea l p ed ig ree, ha ving p reviously hosted the Ra c e of Cha m p ions a nd Top Gea r's World Tour, it's welc om ed the likes of F1leg end s Da vid , Coultha rd , Lewis Ha m ilton a nd Jensen Button. The q uestion is? will Ha rvey b e following in their footstep s?

Ha rvey with his p a rents Glyn a nd Helen


I N TERV I EW Tra c ey Fow ler ta lks to Ha rvey a b out his p a ssion for m otor sp orts a nd the fa m ily firm

First of a ll Ha rvey, d o you feel ob lig ed to follow in your d a d ?s footstep s a nd join the fa m ily b usiness tha t ha s b een offering funera ls from its Hig h Street p rem ises sinc e 1880? Not a t a ll; there ha s never b een a ny p ressure for m e to d o this a nd to b e honest I tried a few job s b efore d ec id ing I rea lly wa nted to work with m y p a rents a t F H Ha llid a y. I?ve a lwa ys b een a round funera l servic es a nd even thoug h I?m only 21, I feel g rowing up in this environm ent a llowed m e to d evelop em p a thy a nd c om p a ssion from a n ea rly a g e. I feel like we c a n rea lly m a ke a d ifferenc e a t a very d iffic ult tim e in p eop le?s lives a nd tha t honestly g ives m e job sa tisfa c tion. The fa c t I g et to d rive a m a zing c a rs a s p a rt of the job is a n a d d ed b onus. So w here d id your p a ssion for m otor sp orts c om e from ? Ca rs a nd m otorsp orts a lwa ys fa sc ina ted m e. Growing up I wa s surround ed b y d ifferent form s of interesting m otors, from m y g ra nd d a d ?s ra c e b ikes a nd m y d a d ?s ra lly m ini to sleek funera l c a rs a nd elec tric vehic les. I think m y fa m ily m em b ers g oing b a c k g enera tions ha ve not only b een funera l d irec tors b ut a lso c a r a nd ra c ing fa na tic s. So w hen d id you a c tua lly first g et b ehind the w heel? I went ka rting a s a sc hool b oy a nd g ot c om p letely hooked a nd it wa sn?t long b efore I?d p ersua d ed m y p a rents to let m e sta rt ka rt ra c ing . There wa s no g oing b a c k then I loved it a nd ra c ed a t every op p ortunity. When d id you m ove on to c a rs? Most ra c ing c ha m p ions sta rt off ka rting b efore m oving on to c a rs a nd b y the end of 2021I felt rea d y to m ove on to c a rs. In 2022 I joined the Ca terha m Ac a d em y whic h offers a ra c e series exc lusively for novic e d rivers. The Ca terha m Ac a d em y ha s a history of long - sta nd ing suc c ess a nd it is c onsid ered one of Europ e?s m ost suc c essful novic e d river series. How succ essful ha ve you b een so fa r?

yea r I m a d e the p od ium a t the Silverstone Gra nd Prix a nd a c hieved a win on the Curb oroug h c irc uit a nd for the 2023 sea son I c om p eted in the next c la ss up c a lled the Roa d sp ort c ha m p ionship where I a lso m a na g ed to g et p od ium finishes. Next yea r I will m ove to the next c la ss up a g a in, the 270R c la ss. Ba rb a d os will b e the first tim e I ever d rive the c a r in tha t sp ec ific a tion. I just wa nt to g et b etter a nd b etter a nd c a n?t wa it to ra c e in the Ca rib b ea n Cup whic h is now just a few weeks a wa y. Wha t d o you think the future hold s? Who knows, b ut I will c ontinue to fit ra c ing in with m y c a reer, using m y a nnua l lea ve when I need to, to sup p ort m y ra c ing . I?m p rep a red to work ha rd to ensure I g ive m y very b est to m y c a reer in the fa m ily b usiness while a lso p ursuing m y love of m otorsp ort. My a im is to d o well in b oth!

Sinc e m oving to c a rs it's b een a b solutely a m a zing a nd I ha ve enjoyed every sing le m inute. In m y first

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A R E W E T H E R E YET ? On the roa d w ith loca l ra d io, TV a nd Enjoy p od c a st p resenter Ia n ?Dow nsy?Dow ns

Merg e in turn ? m erg e in TURN ? MERGE IN TUUUURRRRRRN! I holla this p hra se a t the top of m y voic e every tim e I rea c h the m erg e la ne into Portishea d off the Gord a no round a b out onto the Portb ury Hund red . Where tra ffic is q ueuing a nd m oving slowly d rivers should use a ll a va ila b le roa d sp a c e in b oth la nes with d rivers a t the front of the q ueues ta king it in turns to m erg e ? ?m erg e in turn?! It?s not a ra c e, it?s not a c hea t la ne, its entire existenc e is to help the flow of the tra ffic ; it?s there to b e used , b ut used a p p rop ria tely! Som e p eop le ha ve even sa id to m e they feel g uilty using the m erg e la ne: ?Oh I d on?t wa nt p eop le to think I?m p ushing in? ? b ut you?re not p ushing in, tha t?s wha t it?s there for! Som e p eop le c hoose to sit in the left- ha nd la ne a nd tha t?s fine, b ut the whole d esig n of the tra ffic flow is for p eop le to use tha t sec ond la ne to red uc e c ong estion entering the round a b out a nd when you g et to the Portishea d exit you m erg e in turn! I?m unsure a s to why som e d rivers feel the need to ra c e p eop le using the m erg e la ne, or b unc h up tog ether to not let som eone in, wha t d oes it a c hieve? You?re litera lly less tha n a sec ond in front of them a nd we?re a ll trying to g et to the sa m e p la c e. See rule 134 in the Hig hwa y Cod e, it?s c a lled ?Zip Merg ing ?. Next tim e you?re zip p ing up your c oa t, ha ve a look d own ? this is wha t the two la nes c om ing into Portishea d should look like from J19! While we?re on the sub jec t of tra ffic ?a little c loser to hom e; if you live or ha ve ever visited the fishing villa g e a rea of the Port Ma rine d evelop m ent, you?ll know g etting there c a n b e infuria ting . Tiny roa d s a nd p a rked c a rs m ea n g iving wa y to som eone a lm ost every tim e you d rive in or out. Certa inly, a llow a n

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extra 20 m inutes for your journey d uring sc hool run tim es too. Now in the m ost p a rt, p eop le a re fa ir a nd p olite, wa ving a nd tha nking a s you let them p a ssed , however there is a sm a ll m inority who sp oil it for everyone else b y wa tc hing you let six c a rs throug h a nd then p utting their foot d own to b e the seventh. Then there a re the d rivers who just c a n?t rea d the roa d a nd let p eop le throug h when the wa y b ehind them isn?t c lea r. Well, I?ve c om e up with a solution to end a ll this suffering a nd p a in. Ma ke Burling ton Roa d a nd Lower Burling ton Roa d one wa y! These a re the roa d s tha t sa nd wic h Jub ilee Pa rk (whic h c onta in the five rusty la d ies a s m y nep hew c a lls them !). So, for exa m p le, you d rive in on Burling ton Roa d , a nd out on Lower Burling ton Roa d , tha t wa y, there will never b e a ny onc om ing tra ffic to interrup t your journey! Genius rig ht? Oka y, so the p eop le who live a t either end m ig ht ha ve to d rive a little further, b ut it?s a sm a ll sa c rific e to m a ke for the g rea ter g ood isn?t it? I honestly c a n?t see a ny d ownsid e to this p la n ? who?s with m e? Hit m e up on m y soc ia ls, I?m @d ownsyoffic a l


L I GH T I NG U P T H E SK Y Portishea d Footb a ll Club onc e a g a in hosts our loca l firew ork d isp la y The c ra ckling of b onfires, the la ug hter of c hild ren a nd the fa int scent of sm oke intertw ine to c rea te a n a tm osp here filled w ith w a rm th a nd excitem ent. Whilst w e a p p recia te not everyone likes firew orks, this is a tim e of yea r w hen m a ny c om m unities com e tog ether united b y a sha red tra d ition tha t d a tes b a c k c enturies. The ec hoes of history resona te throug h the nig ht a s w e g a ther to celeb ra te Guy Fa w kes Nig ht or p erha p s b etter know n to som e a s Bonfire Nig ht. This oc c a sion com m em ora tes the foiled Gunp ow d er Plot, rem ind ing us of the p ow er of resilienc e, freed om a nd the end uring sp irit of reb ellion. To m a rk the occ a sion, Portishea d Footb a ll Club

once a g a in invites the com m unity to com e tog ether a t its Bristol Roa d g round s for its a nnua l firew ork sp ecta c ula r on Frid a y 3rd Novem b er. Ga tes op en a t 5.30p m w ith the firew orks from 7p m . There w ill b e a fully licensed b a r, b urg ers, hotd og s, p a nca kes, hot chocola te a nd m ulled w ine. Tickets a re a va ila b le from The Sp orts Shop a nd Butc her?s Block Ba kehouse in Portishea d Hig h Street; Ma rk?s Ba rb ers on The Tria ng le, West Hill a nd from the club house p riced £7 for a d ults a nd £3 for child ren. On the g a te, tic kets w ill b e £10 a nd £5 resp ectively. Fa m ily tic kets a d m itting tw o a d ults a nd tw o child ren a re a lso a va ila b le p riced £17 if p urcha sed in a d va nce or £25 on the g a te.

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KEEPI N G PETS CALM D U RI N G TH E FI REW O RK SEASO N By Wa tkins & Ta sker Vets The firework a nd b onfire sea son c a n b e a d istressing tim e for m a ny of our p ets. Loud b a ng s a nd b rig ht fla shes c a n c a use a nxiety a nd fea r. When it c om es to p ets a nd firework sa fety, it ?s b est to sta rt p rep a ring in the weeks a hea d .

1. Use d e- sensitising (low volum e) firework sound s

5. Sta y a t hom e a nd rea ssure them a s m uc h a s p ossib le, still a llow them to g o where they c hoose.

6. Noise- p roof your hom e! At nig htfa ll c lose the c urta ins a nd p ut on m usic / TV to m a sk the sound .

7. Keep a ll wind ows a nd d oors c losed .

for d og s in the weeks lea d ing up to firework sea son.

8. Never p unish your p et for b eing sc a red - this will

2. Pherom one a id s c a n help d e- stress p ets. Set up

m a ke thing s worse.

p lug - ins in the weeks lea d ing up to Novem b er 5th. Sp ra ys a nd wip es c a n b e used on the d a y insid e the c ra te your p et sleep s in or on b ed d ing , wherever your p et feels m ost sec ure.

9. If your p et suffers with stress/ fea r a round the

3. Keep your p et ind oors - c rea te a sa fe sp a c e for them to hid e tha t they ha ve a c c ess to a ll the tim e.

4. Wa lk d og s d uring d a ylig ht hours.

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firework sea son, p lea se c onta c t us lea d ing up to the event, a s in som e c a ses the vet c a n p resc rib e a nti- a nxiety m ed ic a tion.


WALK IN? THE DOG Bob a nd Mike Va n Eker sha re som e of their reg ula r d og w a lks

As a g rea t op p ortunity for b ond ing , g etting som e exerc ise a nd fresh a ir, not to m ention p utting the world to rig hts, b rothers Bob a nd Mike ha ve ta ken this route m ost weekd a y evening s for the p a st 18 yea rs. In tha t tim e a c oup le of d og s ha ve c om e a nd g one, b ut m ost of those wa lks ha ve b een with Louis, Pip er a nd / or Nelly. This is a b out a n hour?s wa lk for a sea soned wa lker. Sta rting from hom e the g ents m a ke their wa y from Down Roa d a long Lower Down Roa d , hea d ing for the lea fy Newla nd s Hill. They wa lk d own Newla nd s Hill to the Hig h Street, turning left to wa lk a long the Hig h Street a nd b a c k up Avon Wa y, ta king the rig ht ha nd sid e tha t runs a d ja c ent to the c onserva tion a rea of Welly Bottom a nd b a c k towa rd s their sta rting p oint. Mike sa id : ?It m ig ht seem this is m ore p a vem ent tha n roa d s b ut there a re a c tua lly p lenty of g ra ssy a rea s a long this route a nd on a sum m er?s evening the d og s love wa lking a long the Hig h Street a s we tend to b um p in to p eop le who m a ke a fuss of them !? Bob a nd Mike?s m orning wa lks a re a b it long er. They d rive a long Down Roa d in Portishea d a nd ta ke the c oa st roa d towa rd s Wa lton in Gord a no. Pa rking the c a r in the la y- b y on Wa lton Street they wa lk up the hill a s if they were hea d ing b a c k to Portishea d , until they rea c h the la rg e b ung a low with a g a te a t the sid e of it tha t lea d s on to the p ub lic footp a th. They enter throug h the g a te a nd ta ke the p a th on the c oa sta l ed g e of the g olf c ourse, following it a ll the

wa y d own to the c lub house, throug h the g a tes a nd ta king the sig n p osted p ub lic footp a th throug h the wood s towa rd s the lovely 15th c entury St Pa ul?s Churc h. They wa nd er throug h the lea fy c hurc hya rd a nd out throug h the g a te on to Wa lton Roa d , turning left to hea d b a c k to the c a r. There?s m ore! Som e d a ys the b rothers d ec id e to wa lk from hom e a long Down Roa d towa rd s The Ship . Before rea c hing the p ub they ta ke a left on to Va lley Roa d a nd wa lk until they rea c h Bla c kb erry La ne. They wa lk a long Bla c kb erry La ne, throug h the p ub lic g a te a nd ta ke the left footp a th a c ross the top of the q ua rry b y the shooting ra ng e whic h offers a m a zing views of the field s, hills a nd trees of the Gord a no Va lley. They c ontinue rig ht d own until they c ross Va lley Roa d , entering the g a te op p osite in to the field a nd up over the step s towa rd s the p olic e hea d q ua rters. Pa ssing throug h a sm a ll g a te they hea d d ia g ona lly a c ross the g reen field s to the va st exp a nse of Merlin Pa rk a nd up on to Down Roa d where they b eg a n. Their la st wa lk involves hea d ing off Down Roa d in to The Dea ns. They c ross the field s there hea d ing to Va lley Roa d a nd a g a in to Bla c kb erry La ne. This tim e they turn left hea d ing towa rd s Weston in Gord a no a nd c om e out b y the White Ha rt p ub . They wa lk left from there to hea d b a c k to Portishea d , onc e a g a in wa lking up Va lley Roa d ta king a rig ht on to the field s a nd wood s lea d ing to Merlin Pa rk.

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DIVING INTO THE UNKNOWN Heid i Loug hlin ta lks a b out exp loring the w orld und erw a ter

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wa s a sc ub a - d iver when I wa s young er a nd ha ve rec ently returned to the sp ort with b oth m y c hild ren trying it out a nd rea lly enjoying it.

I?m p roud to sa y Noa h, m y 10- yea r- old , ha s just p a ssed his written exa m s to b ec om e a n op en wa ter d iver a nd it?s fa ir to sa y he?s a lrea d y hooked on this a m a zing hob b y. Reg ula r rea d ers a nd those who know m e, know I a m a lwa ys looking for m y next a d venture. Being a q ua lified sp ec ia lity d iver a nd m y p a rtner b eing a resc ue d iver, we rec ently em b a rked on a d iving holid a y in Ca nc un, Mexic o to d isc over m ore of the world from und erwa ter.

We exp erienc ed som e inc red ib le d ive sites, la rg ely c onsisting of freshwa ter roc k holes known a s Cenotes whic h were historic a lly used b y the Ma ya ns for relig ious p urp oses a nd som e hum a n sa c rific es! I d id n?t wa nt to join tha t list, so I wa s extra c a reful when c hec king m y d ive eq uip m ent! The d ives were a m ix of c a ves a nd d eep d ives. The c a ve d iving wa s a wa rren of d a rkness with the od d lig ht lea k from wha t a p p ea rs like a n und erwa ter jung le. There were p oints when the a tm osp here wa s so a lien tha t rem ind ing yourself not to p a nic wa s vita l. It wa s essentia l to d ive with torc hes a nd it wa s thrilling to see sta la g m ites a nd their m ixes of c olour m a g nified b y wa ter. A little less frig htening wa s the Isla Mujeres Und erwa ter Museum where va rious sta tues a nd sc ulp tures ha ve b een sunk 10 m etres b elow the surfa c e to c rea te a som etim es- eerie swim throug h b a rna c le c oa ted b lue fig ures. Diving rea lly is one of the m ost a m a zing thing s to try if you wa nt to see wha t other world s a re c onta ined within our p la net. If you?re interested in trying sc ub a d iving , Jeff?s Diving World is b a sed in Weston a nd there a re som e g rea t sites to d ive a round here. Diving is som ething tha t is vita l to ha ve tra ining in. It?s not a c a se of p op p ing on the eq uip m ent a nd jum p ing in. Prop er tra ining is a m ust, q ua lific a tions too, b ut you?ll b e surp rised how fa st you c a n lea rn if you a p p ly yourself a nd rem em b er not to p a nic !

Heidi Loughlin is a Portishead mum, author, motivational speaker and insurance broker living with cancer. You can find out more about Heidi in her blog Storm In A Tit Cup but it?s not for the faint-hearted.

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CH IL D CARE FUND ING Na ta lie Collins, m a na g er a t The Nursery, looks a t the up c om ing g overnm ent c ha ng es tha t w ill see m ore fina nc ia l sup p ort for fa m ilies

CHANGES The fina nc ia l sup p ort a va ila b le to p a rents to help with the c ost of c hild c a re is inc rea sing to m a ke it ea sier for p a rents with c hild c a re resp onsib ilities to m ove into or ta ke on m ore p a id work. THE CURRENT OFFER In Eng la nd , a ll p a rents a nd c a rers of three a nd four- yea r- old s a re entitled to up to 15 hours a week c hild c a re sup p ort with reg istered c hild c a re p rovid ers. Elig ib le working p a rents a nd c a rers of c hild ren a g ed three to four c a n a lso g et up to a n a d d itiona l 15 hours c hild c a re sup p ort, b ring ing their tota l up to 30 hours a week. Som e elig ib le p a rents of two- yea r- old c hild ren m a y a lso b e entitled to 15 hours c hild c a re sup p ort, if they rec eive som e a d d itiona l form s of g overnm ent sup p ort.

c hild c a re, the hourly ra te it a lloc a tes will not nec essa rily m eet every nursery?s hourly ra te in full, b ut it will c erta inly sub sid ise the c osts. At The Nursery we a lwa ys g o a b ove a nd b eyond a nd we will never c om p rom ise on q ua lity. Those of us who a re c om m itted to ea rly istock.com: alexkich yea rs ed uc a tion a nd ha ve a p a ssion to help d evelop young m ind s, sp a rk im a g ina tions a nd insp ire the future g enera tion a re not p rep a red to offer the b a re m inim um to those in our c a re so tha t it c a n b e offered for ?free?in line with the g overnm ent?s hourly a llowa nc e. We m a inta in sa fe sta ff- c hild ra tios a nd c ontinue to p rovid e outsta nd ing op p ortunities for a ll our c hild ren in a q ua lity environm ent. We a lso p a y a fa ir wa g e to our tea m m em b ers a nd c ontinue to invest in their c ontinued p rofessiona l a nd p ersona l d evelop m ent, whic h in turn b enefits a ll those we c a re for.

THE UPCOMING EXPANSION Sta rting from Ap ril 2024, existing c hild c a re sup p ort will b e exp a nd ed in p ha ses. From Ap ril 2024, working p a rents of two- yea r- old s will b e a b le to a c c ess up to 15 hours c hild c a re sup p ort. From Sep tem b er 2024, 15 hours c hild c a re sup p ort will b e extend ed to working p a rents of c hild ren from the a g e of nine m onths to three- yea rs- old .

We welc om e the m oves b y the g overnm ent to offer m ore fina nc ia l sup p ort for p a rents towa rd s c hild c a re fees b ut it will not b e a t the c ost of the q ua lity of our servic e or setting . We a re very ha p p y to d isc uss fund ed sessions with p a rents a nd c a rers, exp la in the c ha ng es tha t a re c om ing a nd ta lk a b out the op tions a va ila b le a t The Nursery, so p lea se d o g et in touc h.

By Sep tem b er 2025, m ost working fa m ilies with c hild ren und er the a g e of five will b e entitled to up to 30 hours of c hild c a re sup p ort.

FUNDED SESSIONS AT THE NURSERY When the g overnm ent ta lks a b out fund ing for

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Like the existing offer, d ep end ing on your p rovid er, these hours c a n b e used over 38 weeks of the yea r (d uring sc hool term tim e), or up to 52 weeks if you use fewer tha n your tota l hours p er week.


SEEKING CH IL D CARE? If so The Nursery could b e just w ha t you?re looking for! At The Nursery we und ersta nd c hoosing the rig ht c hild c a re for you a nd your c hild is one of the b ig g est d ec isions you will m a ke a s you will b e trusting the p rovid er with your m ost trea sured p ossession.

We a re a ll p a ssiona te a b out c rea ting m em ora b le c hild hood s a nd ha ving lots of fun while a lso ta king c a re of every a sp ec t of ea c h c hild ?s em otiona l a nd ed uc a tiona l need s. istock.com: Nadezhda1906

If you a re returning to work or c onsid ering a lterna tive c hild c a re for your c hild , the tea m a t The Nursery in Portishea d will b e p lea sed to show you a round without a ny ob lig a tion wha tsoever. We ha ve a b rillia nt tea m of exp erienc ed a nd q ua lified sta ff who a re p a ssiona te a b out nurturing , ed uc a ting a nd looking a fter every sta g e of ea c h c hild ?s d evelop m ent a nd wellb eing , in a c a ring a nd insp iring environm ent from b a b ies to p resc hoolers a nd every sta g e in b etween.

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We a re a lwa ys ha p p y to a nswer q uestions a nd help g uid e p a rents a nd c a rers throug h the p roc ess of c hoosing the rig ht p la c e for their c hild . Why d on?t you a rra ng e a visit? We a re a round Mond a y to Thursd a y from 7.30a m to 6p m on 01275 402140, so p lea se g ive us a c a ll, c om e a nd c ha t with sta ff a nd let our little friend s show you wha t it is rea lly like a t The Nursery.

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ENJOY explores some of Portishead?s culinary delights

THE ROYAL INN As the d a ys g row c ooler you m a y find yourself tem p ted to sp end m ore tim e insid e a t The Roya l Inn, a nd it is very inviting . Serving b rea kfa st, lunc h a nd evening m ea ls a nd offering som ething for everyone. The c la ssic m enu inc lud es va rious stea ks with a selec tion of sa uc es, tra d itiona l m ixed g rill a nd b urg ers, a long with som e very tem p ing p ies inc lud ing c hic ken a nd ha m hoc k, a nd other m outh wa tering op tions suc h a s ha nd b a ttered Atla ntic c od , Korea n

c hic ken a nd Kera la n Chic kp ea Curry. The vib e here is rela xed d ining , som ewhere you c ould ta ke the whole fa m ily. They d o offer veg eta ria n op tions a s well a s g luten- free a nd ha ve a weekly sp ec ia ls m enu. If your a p ud d ing lover you will not b e d isa p p ointed , the list is extensive! Booking a hea d is rec om m end ed a s this rec ently refurb ished venue is p roving very p op ula r a t the m om ent.

PAELLA CA'LUCIANO

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This is a Portishea d b a sed sm a ll Sp a nish p a ella c a tering b usiness sp ec ia lising in c ra fting a uthentic Va lenc ia n p a ella s in your hom e! They?re not just c hefs either - they enterta in g etting you a nd your g uests involved in the c ooking p roc ess. w w w .p a ella c a luc ia no.c om

By d a y it?s Sha nic a tti Sha kes c a fé in the Old Ba kehouse Courtya rd in Portishea d Hig h Street, b ut Thursd a y to Sa turd a y 6- 9p m it b ec om es Da p ur Ka yu Pa n Asia n Cuisine serving tra d itiona l Ma la sia n c uisine b y Ha rp ini Za ka ria ?s (known a s Kid ) who g rew up on the ea st c oa st p eninsula of Ma la ysia . w w w .d a p urka yup a na sia nc uisine.co.uk

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Events and activities happening in our town 4th Novem b er AN EVENING WITH PHILIPPA HANNA An interna tiona lly a c c la im ed Christia n p erform er, Philip p a Ha nna b lend s g osp el, p op a nd c ountry m usic while sha ring her fa ith story. At c onc erts, Philip p a op enly sha res her teena g e b a ttle with a nxiety a nd d ep ression whic h eventua lly forc ed her out of full- tim e ed uc a tion. In 2004 Philip p a found wha t she d esc rib es a s her ?life- c ha ng ing fa ith?a nd set a b out sha ring her journey in b oth litera ry a nd m usic form . Philip p a is now a n interna tiona lly p ub lished a uthor with m ore tha n 1500 live shows, two b ooks a nd five stud io a lb um s to her c red it. Join Philip p a a nd husb a nd Joel in c onc ert - a d own- to- ea rth fusion of c a nd id storytelling a nd c a tc hy song s m a king for a n unforg etta b le evening a t Portishea d Method ist Churc h in Portishea d Hig h Street 7.30- 10p m .

Tic kets c ost £15.34 a nd a re a va ila b le from Eventb rite ? sea rc h Philip p a Ha nna .

4th Novem b er CARDINAL SIN Live ?froc k ?n?roll?m usic with Ca rd ina l Sin a t The Poa c her p ub in Portishea d Hig h Street from 9p m . Free a d m ission.

4th Novem b er LIVE WRESTLING The Wrestling soc iety hea vyweig ht title will b e on the line a s num b er one c ontend er Lee Hunter ta kes on c urrent Cha m p ion ?The Sa int? in the m a in event a t Portishea d ?s Som erset Ha ll in The Prec inc t in Hig h Street. In a d d ition there will b e the b ra nd new 4FW ta g tea m c ha m p ions Sa im e Sa hin & Tig er Ali a nd new 4FW junior hea vyweig ht c ha m p ion Joey Sc ott in a c tion. Wom en?s a c tion will inc lud e La na Austin, Da ni Luna , Aluna Blue, Cha nta l Jord a n a nd Na d ia sa p p hire a s well a s Wrestling Soc iety orig ina ls RJ Sing h, Rishi Ghosh, Rob Dra ke, Joe Kessler, Sunset Skip , Kia n Kelly, Gillig a n Gord a n a nd m a ny m ore. Doors op en a t 6.30p m for the show sta rting a t 7p m .

Tic kets a re a va ila b le from Eventb rite.

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14th Novem b er WRITERS?GROUP Portishea d Lib ra ry Writers' Group m eet a t the lib ra ry in Ha rb our Roa d 2- 4p m , This g roup a llows like- m ind ed p eop le to ta lk a b out their writing tog ether a nd m a ke c onnec tions with fellow writers. It?s free a nd ta kes p la c e in the m eeting room a nd wa rm d rinks will b e a va ila b le. Bec a use sp a c e is lim ited in the m eeting room p lea se b ook in a d va nc e on Eventb rite or c a ll the lib ra ry on 01934 426040. istock.com Valeriy_G

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PROBUS CLUB Portishea d p rob us Club , form erly known a s Prob us73, will hold its Novem b er m eeting a t Cla renc e House in Portishea d Hig h Street from noon with lunc h served a t 1p m . The m ea l will b e followed b y a ta lk g iven b y Bria n Pric e on the sub jec t of ?Crim e Fic tion a nd Sc ienc e. Sp otting the Mista kes.? To find out m ore a b out Portishea d Prob us Club c onta c t Ma tt Westley on 01275 269005 .

15th Novem b er FLORAL ART SOCIETY Portishea d Flora l Art Soc iety will p la y host to na tiona l d em onstra tor Jona tha n Moseley who will p resent his Festive Fa vourites d em onstra tion. A p rofessiona l florist for m ore tha n 27 yea s, Jona tha n is known a s one of the lea d ing flora l d esig ners. He is g ua ra nteed to thrill his a ud ienc e with his a m a zing d isp la ys d elivered with sp eed , effic ienc y a nd enterta inm ent. This fa b ulous evening will ta ke p la c e a t Som erset Ha ll, sta rting a t 7.15p m . Tic kets p ric ed £20 c a n b e p urc ha sed b y c a lling Na nc y on 07968348116 or Alison on 01275 845322. Tic kets will a lso b e a va ila b le on the d oor

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Ma ny of us strug g le with a d isord ered rela tionship with food a nd would b enefit from m ore m ind fulness a nd self- c om p a ssion reg a rd ing our d ieta ry c hoic es. This wellb eing workshop ha s a foc us on d evelop ing a hea lthy rela tionship with food . It will exa m ine how d isord ered ea ting c a n sp ira l into a n ea ting d isord er, exp lore the long term risks a nd look a t the sup p ort a va ila b le. Top ic s c overed will inc lud e: sec retive ea ting , intuitive ea ting , food ob session, self- c om p a ssion, em otiona l ea ting a nd unhelp ful thinking . This is a free workshop ta king p la c e a t the Folk Ha ll in Portishea d Hig h Street from 7- 8.30p m

17th Novem b er JAZZ Sp ea kea sy Ja zz Club a t Cla renc e House in Portishea d Hig h Street p resents Sp a ts La ng ha m 's Hot Fing ers for its Novem b er offering . Hot Fing ers p la y vinta g e 1920s a nd 30s swing , g yp sy, b lues a nd everything from Fred Asta ire to Sonny Terry a nd Dja ng o Reinha rd t. Led b y the effervesc ent a nd wiza rd ly Thom a s ?Sp a ts?La ng ha m , who ha s p la yed with The Pa sa d ena Roof Orc hestra , The Tem p era nc e Seven, Cha rleston Cha sers, Monty Sunshine, Ac ker Bilk, Bob Wilb ur, The Pa lm Court Orc hestra , The Chris Ba rb er Ba nd a nd Bob Kerr?s Whoop ee Ba nd , their virtuoso m usic ia nship on sta g e is a stound ing . The b a nd c om p rises: Sp a ts La ng ha m p la ying g uita r, b a njo, ukulele a nd p rovid ing voc a ls; Ma lc olm Sked on tub a a nd d oub le b a ss; Da nny Blythe g uita r, m a nd olin, b a ss c la rinet, ha rm onic a a nd voc a ls a nd Em ily Ca m p b ell on voc a ls. So m a ny tunes, so m uc h history a nd a nec d otes, no wond er Hum p hrey Lyttelton c a lled them ?Ja zz a rc ha eolog ists?! Wha t a vib ra nt, exc iting a nd swing ing nig ht this p rom ises to b e! Doors op en a t 7p m for the show 8- 10.30p m . Ad m ission is £20. No m em b ership is req uired b ut a d va nc e tic kets a re a d vised . Ca ll Ka te Sherid a n on 01275 848391or em a il ka tesp ea kea sy@hotm a il.c o.uk

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24th Novem b er FIREFIGHTERS?BALL Another top nig ht is on the c a rd s following la st yea r?s suc c essful Firefig hters Ba ll. Ta king p la c e a t Som erset Ha ll in Portishea d Prec inc t, leg end a ry b a nd The Sirens will p la ying their fusion of roc k, ind ie a nd a nthem s a nd Portishea d Fire Sta tion?s very own resid ent DJ Ma ty B p rom ises to keep everyone?s feet m oving until 1a m . La st yea r the b a ll ra ised a sta g g ering £3,437 for the FireFig hters?Cha rity a nd org a nisers hop e to ra ise even m ore a t the 2023 event. One of the org a nisers sa id : ?This yea r, in honour of our true friend , b rother a nd g entlem a n, Ollie Ha tfield , who sa d ly p a ssed a wa y this July, we sha ll sp lit a ny m oney ra ised b etween The Friend s of Bristol Ha em a tolog y a nd Onc olog y, a nd the FireFig hters Cha rity.? Althoug h historic a lly known a s the Firefig hters Ba ll, d ress c od e is wha tever you feel c om forta b le in, therefore there is no exp ec ta tion of you a ttend ing this nig ht d ressed for a ?b la c k tie?event. The tom b ola will a lso b e b a c k, so if a nyone would like to d ona te a p rize p lea se c onta c t Portishea d Firefig hters via their Fa c eb ook p a g e. Loc a l firefig hters will a lso visit loc a l b usinesses to c ollec t a ny d ona tions. Tic kets c ost £10 a nd a re a va ila b le from Eventb rite ? sea rc h Portishea d Firefig hters.

26th Novem b er INTRODUCTION TO COLD WATER SWIMMING Lea rn a ll a b out c old - wa ter swim m ing ? why it m a y b e of use to you, how to d o it sa fely, wha t ha p p ens to you when you d o it, a nd how/ why you m ig ht keep swim m ing outd oors a ll throug h the winter. Then b eg in your c old - wa ter exp erienc e in the sa fe environm ent of a stunning lifeg ua rd ed outd oor p ool. The session will b e run b y loc a l exp erts Em m a Pusill a nd Alec Ric ha rd son. Em m a is a c o- a uthor of ?The Lid o Guid e?a nd d irec tor of the istock.com : jax10289 Pop sic le, Portishea d ?s a nnua l c old - wa ter g a la . She ha s b een a n a d voc a te of c old - wa ter swim m ing for m a ny yea rs a nd ha s sa fely introd uc ed hund red s of swim m ers to its joys. Alec is a n Op en Wa ter Coa c h, a UK Silver m ed a llist in 90m c old - wa ter freestyle, a nd a uthor of ?Ask Me Why I?m Stood Here?? the story of his swim a c ross the Bristol Cha nnel. This ta kes p la c e a t Portishea d Op en Air Pool 9.30- 11a m . Tic kets c ost £20 a va ila b le from Eventb rite.

Every Thursd a y b etw een 2- 4p m LIGHTHOUSE CAFÉ Whether you visit on your own or with friend s, you will a lwa ys g et a friend ly welc om e a t Portishea d ?s Lig hthouse Ca fé a t St Nic hola s Churc h on Nore Roa d . It?s op en every Thursd a y b etween 2- 4p m serving tea , c offee a nd hom em a d e c a kes. It a im s to b e d em entia friend ly a nd welc om es everyone.

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GET T I NG A H EA D Ea rly Christm a s shop p ing w ith your loca l tra d ers

fter the p a nd em ic , m a ny of us d ec id ed to p la n a hea d , just in c a se! As a result la st m inute Christm a s shop p ing , sc ra m b ling throug h c rowd ed m a lls a nd fra ntic a lly sea rc hing for the p erfec t g ifts is on the d ec line. Bea ting the c rowd s is one of the b ig g est a d va nta g es of ea rly Christm a s shop p ing , help ing you to a void the stress a nd c ha os tha t often a c c om p a nies the b usiest shop p ing d a ys.

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Our loc a l hig h street is a trea sure trove of uniq ue ind ep end ent shop s a nd shop p ing loc a lly a llows you to ta p into the exp ertise of the store owners a nd sta ff. They ha ve a wea lth of knowled g e a b out their p rod uc ts a nd a re a lwa ys rea d y to offer p ersona lised rec om m end a tions a nd a d vic e. Whether you're looking for a g ift for som eone you love or need a ssista nc e with g ift- wra p p ing , you c a n c ount on the friend ly fa c es in your loc a l hig h street to

help m a ke your shop p ing exp erienc e a b reeze this yea r. So, why wa it? Gra b your c oa t, p ut on your c om fiest shoes a nd p op to our loc a l hig h street to g et a hea d of the Christm a s shop p ing frenzy. Ha p p y shop p ing !

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THE ART OF FESTIVE PLANNING 10 ta sks you ca n d o in Novem b er to help your Christm a s run m ore sm oothly this yea r

SET YOUR BUDGET

ESSENTIALS

It?s so ea sy to let the c ost of Christm a s runa wa y with you so p la n a nd b ud g et now. Ma ke a list of everything you need , m a ke sure you rea lly need it a nd then d ec id e how m uc h you c a n a fford to sp end on it. It?s surp rising how m uc h you c a n sa ve just b y c a reful p la nning a nd keep ing your b ud g et in m ind throug hout.

Stoc k up on essentia ls like foil, c ling film , p a inkillers a nd b a tteries so tha t you?re not m a king a la st m inute d a sh to g et them when you?re a lrea d y knee d eep in the m a in p rep a ra tions.

SHOP EARLY This is a d vic e to b e heed ed . It will help you a void the c rowd s, you?ll ha ve tim e to p ut m ore thoug ht in to the g iving a nd if you wra p a s you b uy it a void s a la st m inute Christm a s Eve rush to wra p everything b efore b ed .

GET CRAFTY Even if you d on?t d o m uc h a rt a nd c ra fts a ll yea r round , Novem b er is a g rea t tim e to g ive it a g o ? you?ll b e fa r too b usy in Dec em b er! From a d vent c a lend a rs to c a rd s, ta b le d ec s to d oor wrea ths a nd even g ifts ? you c a n sa ve a lot of m oney b y m a king your own.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Before you sta rt b uying a ll those fa nta stic festive g ood ies, c lea r out your food c up b oa rd s a nd sta rt ea ting the food in your freezer to m a ke sp a c e for Dec em b er?s shop p ing . If you ha ve unwa nted non- p erisha b les tha t a re in d a te, the food b a nk in Com b e Roa d c ould p rob a b ly use them .

GET AHEAD Onc e you?ve m a d e sp a c e in your freezer sta rt b a king a nd p rep p ing then freeze rea d y for the p a rty sea son a nd the b ig d a y.

BOOK NOW If you?re p la nning a festive m ea l or a d a y or evening out in Dec em b er m a ke sure you b ook ea rly to a void d isa p p ointm ent.

ELF ON THE SHELF If you ha ve c hild ren or g ra nd c hild ren a nd p la n to d o a n elf on the shelf ? where the toy elf a p p ea rs in a d ifferent p la c e ea c h m orning - usua lly g etting up to m isc hief, write up a sc hed ule so you?re not left with a p a nic just b efore you g o to b ed or just b efore the kid s wa ke up .

GREETINGS How m a ny p eop le send Christm a s c a rd s to the sa m e p eop le every yea r b ut still end up sc ra b b ling a round looking for their a d d resses? Ma ke a Christm a s c a rd a d d ress list tha t you c a n use yea r in yea r out, with just a few a m end m ents, c hec k Roya l Ma il for the Christm a s p osting d a tes a nd sta rt writing the c a rd s rea d y to p ost when it?s tim e.

AND BREATHE With a ll these ta sks und er your b elt b efore we even hit Dec em b er you c a n now ta ke som e tim e for you ? a nic e wa lk in the fresh a ir, a little b it of p a m p ering or even a c heeky g la ss of wine? g o on, p ut your feet up ? you d eserve it!

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e?ve ha d our eyes on the b est loca l festive b uys in Portishea d ever since the sha d es a nd sun ha ts m a d e their w a y b a ck to store room s a nd the new sea sona l stock sta rted to a p p ea r on

the shelves. Enjoy m a kes no secret of the fa ct w e va lue a nd encoura g e rea d ers to sup p ort our loca l ind ep end ent tra d ers a nd so w e?ve b een out a nd a b out in the Hig h Street a nd m eeting m a kers a nd crea tors, seeking out p ra ctica l a nd b ea utiful g ifts you m ig ht like to b uy a nd there?s som ething for everyone!

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KERASTASE GIFT SETS Tonic Ha r a nd Bea uty House in Com b e Roa d ha s a fa nta stic selec tion of p rem ium ha ir a nd b ea uty p rod uc ts tha t m a ke id ea l g ifts. Kéra sta se's Resista nc e Gift Set is id ea l for rep a iring d a m a g ed , worn a nd fra g ile ha ir, streng thening ea c h stra nd , g ra nting ela stic ity a nd g iving a fea ther- lig ht touc h. Pric es va ry ? worth c a lling in to view a nd find out m ore.

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ROBIN GARDEN STAKE This b ea utiful rob in is a hig h q ua lity p iec e of loc a lly c ra fted g a rd en a rt, p erfec t for a wind ow b ox, p la nter, sta ked stra ig ht into the g round or in a n ind oor flower p ot It c a n even join a Christm a s ta b le d ec ora tion d uring the festive sea son. A p erfec t g ift tha t c a n a rrive wra p p ed a nd rea d y to g ive! Ava ila b le from Ka ren a nd John Osb orne - Ind ustria l Mod ern Furniture in Portishea d - £15 www.ind ustria lm od ern.furniture/ g a rd en

JELLYCAT AMUSEABLES Hila riously hum orous, Jellyc a t p rod uc es a whole ra ng e of the softest toys you?ve ever hug g ed a nd they c om e in a ll sha p es a nd sizes from food a nd p la nts to a nim a ls a nd Christm a s ob jec ts. Find a q uirky c om p a nion to c ud d le. You c a n find Jellyc a t p rod uc ts a t The Ca rd Shop a t 42 Hig h Street, Portishea d . Pric es va ry.

FRIENDSHIP HEARTS A b ea utiful ra ng e of friend ship hea rts b y Sienna Gla ss, ea c h one c a refully ha nd b lown b y c ra ftsm en in Ea stern Europ e, m a king every one uniq ue. The p rod uc ts a re then finished with a stunning Sienna g ift b ox for p resenta tion, sa fety a nd ea se of d isp la y. Now in stoc k a t Eb b & Flo g ift b outiq ue in the Old Ba kehouse Courtya rd in the Hig h Street ? £14.40

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LAURENCE LLEWELYN- BOWEN SOCKS These g org eous La urenc e Llewelyn- Bowen soft c otton soc ks c om e in a b ea utiful d isp la y b ox fea turing three uniq ue d esig ns. Ea c h orig ina l p a ttern ha s b een loving ly re- d esig ned b y La urenc e a nd will b ring a n a m a zing sp la sh of c olour to a ny outfit. One size. Ava ila b le from SoleLution in Portishea d Hig h Street - £14.99

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SONOS Pla y, listen a nd b e m erry! From p orta b le sp ea kers to surround sound system s, g ive the g ift of m usic this Christm a s with the unriva lled sound q ua lity of Sonos. Ta lk to the exp erts a t Freem a ns, 47 Hig h Street to find out m ore or visit www.p owerb utton.c o.uk

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OLD GUYS RULE T- SHIRT Old Guys Rule is one of the lifestyle b ra nd s p op ula r with the m ore m a ture g ents. The Sp orts Shop in Portishea d Hig h Street ha s a g rea t selec tion of illustra ted fun d esig ns, so g ra b the p erfec t t- shirt for the m en in your life this Christm a s. Find these d esig ns a nd m a ny m ore in a ll sizes from £20. Pop in to see a g rea t selec tion of g ift id ea s, m a ny of them c hea p er tha n you will find online.

CHILDREN?S LANTERN Versa tile LED Ma sha a nd The Bea r la ntern. Grea t for g a rd en a d ventures, ind oor p la y a nd even c a m p ing trip s. It?s lig htweig ht a nd c om p a c t, b rig ht a nd long la sting . Find it a t Ca reys in Portishea d Hig h Street - £9.99

MYTHOS Perfec t for m ytholog y fa ns of a ll a g es, this b ea utiful g ift ed ition of Step hen Fry's b estselling Mythos is full of stunning c olour illustra tion, so you c a n relive the Greek m yths in a ll their ep ic g lory. Ava ila b le from Ma x Minerva ?s Ma rvellous Books in the Hig h Street - £35.

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FOOT CARE Everyone loves a p a m p er g ift! Derm a tonic s?na tura l c a re ultra - c ool foot g el c onta ins c hestnut, a rnic a , p ep p erm int a nd New Zea la nd Ma nuka Honey ? to ra p id ly refresh hot, tired a nd ting ling feet, a nd effec tively red uc e foot od our. It is suita b le for p eop le with d ia b etes a nd is a lso veg eta ria n- friend ly. You?ll find a ra ng e of these exc ellent foot p rod uc ts a va ila b le a t Wa lnut Grove Clinic in Sla d e Roa d with p ric es from £5.99

SARA MILLER PRODUCTS JOULES DOG COAT Your d og d eserves the b est whic h is why Bertie?s Pet Store in Portishea d Hig h Street p rovid es top q ua lity p rod uc ts for your p et, a s well a s offering exp ert a d vic e. Stylish d og wea r is p roving p op ula r a s we m ove in to winter. Brig ht a nd c om forta b le, yet d ura b le a nd ha rd wea ring , c hec kout the Joules d og c oa t, a n id ea l g ift this Christm a s p ric ed a t £25.

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Sa ra Miller Lond on, c eleb ra tes a love of p rint, p a ttern a nd c olour whic h is reflec ted in its uniq ue p a c ka g ing . Fla g ship Boutiq ue in Portishea d Hig h Street ha s ha nd p ic ked som e Sa ra Miller luxury g ifts to stoc k this festive sea son. Choose from Ora ng e Flower, Fra ng ip a ni a nd Ja sm ine ha nd c rea m to sp a a nd b ea uty g ift sets. Pric es from £8.99.



Fe st ive Favo u r it e s fo r G r ow n U ps By Liv, m a na g er a t Ma x Minerva ?s Bookshop in Portishea d Hig h Street Som e m a y sa y it?s still too ea rly to think a b out Christm a s, however we a t Ma x Minerva ?s a re a lrea d y p la nning for it! So, no m a tter who you?re thinking of, we?ve g ot the p erfec t g ift rec om m end a tion for you.

T he Ro m ant ic Good Ma teria l - Dolly Ald erton From the b eloved a uthor of Everything I Know Ab out Love a nd Ghosts c om es this hea rtfelt, hila rious a nd hop eful exp lora tion of how thing s c a n g o so wrong b efore they g o rig ht. And y loves Jen a nd he thoug ht she loved him b a c k, b ut now he is sud d enly sing le a nd wond ering when everyone a round him g rew up . If he c a n fig ure out how it a ll went wrong , then p erha p s he c a n sa ve it a ll b efore it?s too la te . .

T he D et ec t ive West Hea rt Kill - Da nn McDorm a n The Fourth of July weekend g a thers the p restig ious m em b ers of the West Hea rt Country Club tog ether, b ut none of them exp ec ted a b od y a nd you ha ve a role to p la y a s well. An od e to the c la ssic loc ked - room m urd er m ysteries, a s well a s a n intric a te p uzzle the likes of whic h you?ve never seen b efore. The p erfec t rea d for the a rm c ha ir d etec tive in your life!

T he Fo o d ie Fla vour - Sa b rina Gha your The b estselling a uthor of Persia na returns with her newest a nd m outh- wa tering c ollec tion of rec ip es, with her c ha ra c teristic Mid d le- Ea stern touc h. From p a n- fried sa lm on in b a rb a ry b utter, to lim e, c oc onut a nd c a rd a m on c a ke, Gha your?s rec ip es a re a ll fla vour, no fuss a nd c om p letely d elic ious!

T he M ilit ar y H ist o r ian The Sa va g e Storm - Ja m es Holla nd The a c c la im ed historia n a nd a uthor of Sic ily ?43 b ring s us the exp ertly- resea rc hed a nd vivid ly p ortra yed history of the 1943 Allied inva sion of Ita ly. Full of intric a te d eta il a nd exha ustive d ep th, Holla nd ?s g round - up a p p roa c h to writing m ilita ry history p a ints a p a nora m ic p ortra it of the m ost p ivota l m om ent of the wa r, with p ersona l a c c ount a nd g rip p ing p a c e.

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Ma x Minerva ?s Bookshop c a n b e found a t 28- 30 Hig h Street, Portishea d . Drop in a nd sa y hello a nd trea t yourself to a b ook while you?re there! w w w .m a xm inerva s.c o.uk


PORTISHEAD HIGH STREET Up close in our town centre Portishea d is p roud of its m ix of ind ep end ent shop s whic h tra d e a long sid e a num b er of na tiona l reta ilers in the town a nd we a re luc ky enoug h to ha ve a thriving Hig h Street, d esp ite the d ep a rture of som e vita l servic es (Post Offic e a nd b a nks). The a rriva l of a num b er of c offee shop s a nd c a fes ha s help ed inc rea se the footfa ll in our town c entre a nd events a t Som erset Ha ll a lso b ring p eop le in to the a rea , a ll whic h is welc om ed b y our shop keep ers who c a n?t see enoug h c ustom ers throug h their d oor. Shop s c om e a nd g o, it?s the wa y of the world , however we a re g ra teful to newc om ers for ta king a p unt on us a nd our Hig h Street a nd we a re sorry for those who try it b ut d on?t m a ke it. We a re luc ky to ha ve a g rea t a rra y of tra d ers in our town c entre selling everything from fa shion a nd footwea r to g ifts, c a rd s a nd hom e wa res. In a d d ition we ha ve a b utc hers, c hem ist, elec tric a l store a nd p et shop . This hub of the c om m unity is a lso hom e to a wea lth of c a fés a nd b a rs, hea lth p ra c titioners a nd som e fa nta stic ha ir a nd b ea uty sa lons. We ha ve a little on- roa d p a rking c lose to m a ny of the shop s a nd a m p le p a rking a t the reta il p a rks a nd sup erm a rkets. We sinc erely hop e tha t a ll these thing s a re enoug h to c ontinue to a ttra c t new b usinesses to our Hig h Street. One of the la test b usinesses to op en in the Hig h Street is la d ies fa shion shop Ra ine a nd Ma e. This is a first floor shop with the owners offering workshop s a nd shop p ing events, som e of whic h will ta ke p la c e a t g roup s a nd venues out in the c om m unity. Enjoy a sked the owners of Ra ine a nd Ma e to introd uc e them selves. "Hiya ! We?re Ra ine a nd Ma e a ka the owners Lorra ine a nd Ha nna h. We?ve just op ened our fa b ulous wom en?s ind ep end ent shop a b ove Rob ert John Ba rb ers. We?re two b est friend s who ha d a lwa ys d rea m t of op ening their own shop a nd here we a re seven yea rs la ter a c tua lly d oing it! We offer ha nd p ic ked c lothing a nd a c c essories, offering susta ina b le hig h- end fa shion tha t will c om p lem ent a ny wa rd rob e. We?re a ll a b out b old c olour, ja zzy p rints a nd a wa y to help you feel you a g a in, throug h fa shion. From Ja nua ry 2024 we?ll a lso b e offering workshop s in c olour theory, b od y sha p e, sta p les for your

wa rd rob e a nd how to reva m p your wa rd rob e. Whether it?s on a one- to- one b a sis or a g roup , we?re ha p p y to welc om e you to the shop a nd m a ke it a sup er sp ec ia l exp erienc e for a ll. During the run up to Christm a s we?ll b e offering sp ec ia l festive evening shop p ing a c c om p a nied b y m ulled wine a nd m inc e p ies while you b rowse a t your own leisure. We ha ve som e wond erful item s whic h we?re sure g ifted , will m a ke a nyone ha p p y on Christm a s Da y! We?d love to see you, hea d for the white d oor a t the end of Rob ert John Ba rb ers, tha t?s us!"

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WINTER WELLNESS Nurturing your b od y d uring the chilly sea son

s the d a ys g row shorter a nd tem p era tures d rop , it's essentia l to look a fter our p hysic a l a nd m enta l wellb eing . Winter wellness enc om p a sses a ra ng e of p ra c tic es tha t c a n help us sta y hea lthy, vib ra nt a nd b a la nc ed a m id st the c old a nd d a rk sea son. From nourishing our b od ies with wholesom e food s to nurturing our m ind s with self- c a re a c tivities, here a re som e tip s to help you throug h this b ea utiful yet som etim es c ha lleng ing tim e of yea r.

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Winter p rovid es a n op p ortunity for introsp ec tion a nd m ind fulness. Eng a g e in a c tivities tha t p rom ote m enta l wellb eing , suc h a s m ed ita tion, journa ling , or p ra c tic ing g ra titud e. Set a sid e tim e ea c h d a y to reflec t on your thoug hts a nd em otions, a llowing yourself to p roc ess a ny stress or a nxieties tha t m a y a rise.

It's c ruc ia l to nourish our b od ies with nutrient- d ense food s throug hout the winter to sup p ort our im m une system a nd overa ll hea lth. Inc lud e sea sona l fruits a nd veg eta b les like c itrus fruits, d a rk lea fy g reens, sq ua sh a nd root veg eta b les in your d iet. These food s a re p a c ked with vita m ins, a ntioxid a nts a nd fib re to help c om b a t winter a ilm ents a nd b oost energ y levels. Ad d itiona lly, sta y hyd ra ted b y d rinking p lenty of wa ter, herb a l tea s, a nd wa rm soup s to keep your b od y func tioning op tim a lly.

ST A Y A CT I V E It m a y b e tem p ting to sta y in b y the fire b ut p hysic a l a c tivity is c ruc ia l for m a inta ining g ood hea lth a nd m ood d uring winter. If the wea ther is g ood , wra p up a nd g o for a b risk wa lk or try winter sp orts like skiing or ic e ska ting , however ind oor exerc ises like yog a , Pila tes or d a nc e workouts will a lso keep your b od y m oving a nd relea se those feel- g ood end orp hins. Reg ula r exerc ise not only b oosts your p hysic a l fitness b ut a lso enha nc es your m enta l wellb eing a nd help s c om b a t sea sona l a ffec tive d isord er (SAD).

SL E E P Da rk winter evening s p rovid e a n exc ellent op p ortunity to p rioritise sleep a nd esta b lish a hea lthy sleep routine. Aim for seven to nine hours of q ua lity sleep ea c h nig ht to sup p ort your im m une system , im p rove c og nitive func tion a nd m a inta in em otiona l b a la nc e. Crea te a c a lm ing b ed tim e routine b y a void ing elec tronic d evic es, p ra c tic ing rela xa tion tec hniq ues a nd ensuring your b ed room is d a rk a nd q uiet.

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Cold , d ry a ir c a n wrea k ha voc on our skin, lea d ing to d ryness, irrita tion, a nd d ullness. Protec t a nd nourish your skin b y using m oisturisers a nd lip b a lm s to reta in m oisture. Pa m p er yourself with hyd ra ting fa c e m a sks a nd exfolia te reg ula rly to rem ove d ea d skin c ells a nd rejuvena te your c om p lexion.

C U L T I VA T E M I N D F U L N E S S

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G E T C O SY Em b ra c e hyg g e. Orig ina ting from Denm a rk, hyg g e (p ronounc ed "hoo- g a h") is the a rt of c rea ting a c osy a nd wa rm a tm osp here. Surround ing yourself with soft b la nkets, wa rm lig hting a nd sc ented c a nd les. A c osy a tm osp here p rom otes rela xa tion, c om fort a nd a sense of wellb eing .

S T A Y C O N N EC T E D Winter c a n som etim es m a ke us feel isola ted . Ma ke sure you sta y c onnec ted with loved ones, whether throug h virtua l g a thering s, p hone c a lls, or in p erson. Rea c h out to friend s, neig hb ours a nd fa m ily a nd m a inta in a sense of c om m unity. Hum a n c onnec tion is vita l for our wellb eing a nd c a n help a llevia te feeling s of loneliness d uring the c old er m onths. Winter wellness is a ll a b out nurturing our m ind a nd b od y d uring the c old er m onths. By nourishing ourselves with wholesom e food s, em b ra c ing c osy p ra c tic es, sta ying a c tive, p rioritising sleep , ta king c a re of our skin, c ultiva ting m ind fulness a nd sta ying c onnec ted with loved ones, we c a n na vig a te the winter m onths with g ra c e a nd vita lity, em erg ing strong a nd rea d y to em b ra c e the b ea uty of sp ring .


CELEBRATION EVENING Team Tonic invites you to join their party!

As they c eleb ra te 15 yea rs of Tonic Ha ir a nd Bea uty House, owners - sisters Na d ine a nd Sim one - invite you to join them a nd Tea m Tonic to ind ulg e in a n evening of g la m our a nd rejuvena tion. Step into a world of p a m p ering a nd self- c a re a s the tea m of exp ert stylists a nd b ea uty p rofessiona ls help you exp lore the luxurious ha ir trea tm ents, stunning m a keovers, rejuvena ting fa c ia ls a nd rela xing m a ssa g e servic es tha t c a n b e ta ilored to your every need . Disc over the p rod uc ts tha t will enha nc e your na tura l b ea uty a nd a llow you to m a inta in tha t m illion d olla r feel a t hom e. The evening will inc lud e d em onstra tions, shop p ing , c a ke, fizz, a ra ffle a nd g ood y b a g s a nd to a d d to the exc item ent, for one nig ht only, there will b e exc lusive d isc ounts a nd offers on a wid e ra ng e of p rem ium p rod uc ts a nd servic es.

La d ies, m a rk your c a lend a rs for this exc iting nig ht of g la m our a nd rela xa tion. Priced £10, tic kets for this hig hly a nticip a ted event a re lim ited , so m a ke sure you sec ure yours ea rly. Just ca ll 01275 843554 to reserve your p la c e now .

Proc eed s from the ra ffle will sup p ort Portishea d Christm a s lig hts.

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SPORTS IN JURY IN TEEN AGERS A help ful g uid e for p a rents a nd their c hild ren b y Ka thryn Ha rp er osteop a th a nd Lind a Isa a c s, p hysiothera p ist a t Wa lnut Grove Whether it?s d og wa lking , d a nc e c la sses, running or tea m sp orts, exerc ise is g rea t for m enta l a nd p hysic a l hea lth for everyone, inc lud ing c hild ren a nd young p eop le. It?s not unc om m on for c hild ren a nd young p eop le to exp erienc e sp orts injuries a nd g rowth p a in; in fa c t resea rc h sug g ests a hig her p erc enta g e of a d olesc ents p resent with sp orts rela ted injuries tha n in a ny other a g e g roup . The m ost p op ula r a g e for this to oc c ur is a round 13, the tim e they a re often d oing the m ost g rowing . Hig h injury ra tes c a n b e p ut d own to a num b er of thing s inc lud ing sp ikes in tra ining volum e, like sud d enly sta rting b a c k a t sc hool a fter a sum m er off; ta king up a new sp ort with hug e enthusia sm , or tra ining for a ra c e or c om p etition. In a d d ition to these g enera l fa c tors, teena g e g rowth sp urts c a n m a ke c erta in a rea s of the b one m ore vulnera b le where the g rowth oc c urs. Young p eop le c a n a lso ha ve d ifferent levels of flexib ility of joints a nd m usc les a fter a g rowth sp urt.

som e even young er, to exp erienc e Sever?s d isea se. This is c a used b y rep etitive stra in where the tend on of the c a lf m usc le a tta c hes to the softer g rowing b one, resulting in the g rowth p la te in the b a c k of the heel b ec om ing infla m ed a nd p a inful. With b oth of us ha ving teena g e c hild ren, we know only too well the frustra tions fa c ed when this c ond ition restric ts their sp orting a c tivities, b ut d on?t p a nic too m uc h a s the c ond ition c a n b e trea ted a nd m a na g ed .

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Trea tm ent a nd Ma na g em ent: · Red uc e a c tivity: the heel d oes need to hea l, so red uc ing or m od ifying p hysic a l a c tivity ? for exa m p le switc hing to low im p a c t exerc ise like swim m ing a nd c yc ling for a while is a g ood sta rt. · Ic e p a c ks: a p p lying ic e p a c ks or c old c om p resses to the a ffec ted a rea c a n help a llevia te p a in. · Foot sup p ort: wea ring well- c ushioned a nd sup p ortive shoes, esp ec ia lly those with a rc h sup p ort, c a n a llevia te p ressure on the heel c a n help a nd in severe c a ses orthotic shoe inserts c a n b e tried like heel c up s to p rovid e a d d itiona l sup p ort a nd c ushioning to the a ffec ted foot. · Physiothera p y a nd osteop a thy: p hysiothera p ists a nd osteop a ths c a n help p rovid e the ed uc a tion a nd a d vic e you need on how to m a na g e the sym p tom s. We c a n a lso p rovid e exerc ises a nd ha nd s on trea tm ent where a p p rop ria te a round the a rea to p rovid e som e relief. · Pa inkillers: a long sid e the rest a nd a b ove p reviously m entioned , ta king over the c ounter p a inkillers c a n help too.

· Med ic a l intervention: if the a b ove a d vic e a nd exerc ise from a p hysiothera p ist or osteop a th isn?t help ing , then it?s very im p orta nt to seek further m ed ic a l a d vic e from your GP. In sum m a ry, Sever's d isea se is one of m a ny g rowth- rela ted c ond itions tha t c om m only a ffec t young sp ort enthusia sts a nd it?s c ruc ia l for p a rents, c oa c hes a nd a thletes to b e a wa re of the sym p tom s of a nd trea tm ent op tions. Tra ining throug h the p a in should not b e enc oura g ed a s this c a n lea d to m ore sig nific a nt p rob lem s a nd injury. Sup p ort your teena g er to p rioritise rest a nd m a ke c ha ng es to tra ining loa d a nd sc hed ules, ensure p rop er footwea r a nd g et a d vic e on ta rg eted exerc ises to help them . With p a tienc e a nd a p roa c tive a p p roa c h, young a thletes c a n effec tively m a na g e these c ond itions a nd c ontinue to enjoy their a c tive lifestyles while p rom oting hea lthy g rowth a nd d evelop m ent. For a d vic e on Sever?s a nd other sp ort injuries, or to find out m ore a b out a ny of the servic es a va ila b le a t Wa lnut Grove, c a ll 01275 818303 - we will b e p lea sed to help .

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HEARING LOSS? And rew Bird Hea ring ha s b een p rovid ing exp ert ea r ca re since 2007

Hea ring loss is frustra ting a nd isola ting . There a re m a ny d ifferent c a uses, it c a n b e hered ita ry or just b e a p a rt of the a g eing p roc ess; it c a n b e trig g ered b y a b la st of loud noise, infec tions, the effec ts of toxins or b y injury; the g ood news is - there a re solutions to suc c essfully c orrec t m ost typ es of hea ring loss. And rew Bird Hea ring is a c om p letely ind ep end ent a nd fa m ily run c om p a ny offering free no- ob lig a tion hea ring tests. Two of the c om p a ny?s four a ud iolog ists a re b rothers, And rew a nd Rob ert Bird a nd it?s Rob who runs the Portishea d Hea ring Clinic , a long with ea r wa x rem ova l sp ec ia list Ka te Web b . The c linic runs every Wed nesd a y, b a sed a t the ever p op ula r Wa lnut Grove

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Centre for hea lth a nd wellb eing . Hea ring loss c a n often b e the result of a b uild up of ea r wa x; this c a n a lso c a use ea r a c he, a ring ing or b uzzing sound in the ea rs a nd a lso vertig o a nd And rew Bird Hea ring is p lea sed to offer ea r wa x rem ova l servic es to a id this. Should you req uire hea ring a id s to im p rove your hea ring , a s a n ind ep end ent c om p a ny And rew Bird Hea ring c a n d isp ense a ny m a ke, m od el or b ra nd of hea ring a id s on the m a rket to suit ea c h ind ivid ua l. If you a re looking for solutions to your hea ring loss, the tea m a t And rew Bird Hea ring will b e p lea sed to help .


TAKING CARE OF YOUR MEN TAL HEALTH Trina Ga zza rd ta lks a b out m oving to p ositive m ind set

As a p rofessiona l c og nitive hyp nothera p ist, c ounsellor a nd NLP p ra c titioner b a sed in Portishea d , I help m a ny c lients m ove to a m ore p ositive m ind set a nd im p rove their sense of self worth.

op p ortunities to lea rn a nd g row, ra ther tha n ob sta c les tha t d efine your a b ilities.

Here a re som e tip s to help you b eg in tha t journey:

Pra c tic e m ind fulness to sta y p resent a nd a void d welling on neg a tive thoug hts. Med ita tion c a n help you d evelop a sense of c a lm a nd self- a wa reness.

1. Pra c tic e Self- Com p a ssion Be kind to yourself, esp ec ia lly in c ha lleng ing m om ents. Trea t yourself with the sa m e und ersta nd ing a nd sup p ort tha t you would offer a friend .

2. Celeb ra te Ac hievem ents Ac knowled g e your a c c om p lishm ents, no m a tter how sm a ll. Celeb ra ting suc c ess, b ig or sm a ll, c ontrib utes to a p ositive self- im a g e.

3. Set Rea listic Goa ls Set a c hieva b le, rea listic g oa ls for yourself. Brea k la rg er ta sks into sm a ller, m a na g ea b le step s to b uild a sense of a c c om p lishm ent.

4. Em b ra c e Your Streng ths Id entify a nd a p p rec ia te your streng ths. Foc using on wha t you exc el a t b oosts c onfid enc e a nd fosters a p ositive self- p erc ep tion.

5. Positive Affirm a tions Use p ositive a ffirm a tions to c ha lleng e a nd overc om e self- sa b ota g ing thoug hts. Rep ea t p hra ses tha t up lift a nd em p ower you.

6. Surround Yourself w ith Positivity Sp end tim e with p eop le who up lift a nd sup p ort you. Positive soc ia l c onnec tions c ontrib ute sig nific a ntly to a p ositive self- im a g e.

7. Ta ke Ca re of Your Physic a l Hea lth Reg ula r exerc ise, a b a la nc ed d iet, a nd suffic ient sleep c a n p ositively im p a c t b oth your p hysic a l a nd m enta l well- b eing .

9. Mind fulness a nd Med ita tion

10. Seek Professiona l Sup p ort If need ed , d on?t hesita te to seek g uid a nc e from a m enta l hea lth p rofessiona l. They c a n p rovid e tools a nd stra teg ies to p rom ote a p ositive sense of self. Rem em b er, b uild ing a p ositive sense of self is a c ontinuous journey a nd it?s oka y to seek sup p ort a long the wa y. A c om b ina tion of p syc hothera p y a nd hyp nothera p y c a n b e tra nsform ing a nd help c lients to rea lise new p ersp ec tives a nd horizons. Whether it?s c op ing with a nxiety, overc om ing p hob ia s, b rea king ha b its or just find ing their ?ha p p y?I'm p lea sed to help . I work with c lients from a ll wa lks of life, usua lly who sense they're a t som e 'c ritic a l p oint' in their lives. Perha p s they a re stuc k, c onfused or unsure of the wa y forwa rd - a t a c rossroa d s. There is a b elief in this b usy world tha t life is toug h, neg a tive a nd full of strife - it d oesn't ha ve to b e tha t wa y. As a m ind set sp ec ia list, I c a n sup p ort you to find p ositive wa ys to resp ond to life a nd help you to d isc over the b est version of yourself. I c a n help you exp ress your g oa ls a nd g a in a d eep er insig ht into wha t c op ing stra teg ies m ig ht b e useful to help you p rog ress in a m ore p ositive or p rod uc tive wa y. My a im is to g ive c lients the sp a c e, sup p ort a nd und ersta nd ing they need , to b e m ore of who they truly a re - im p roving their m enta l a nd em otiona l well- b eing . If you need sup p ort d o conta c t m e to see how I ca n help . Mob ile: 07872 925289 Tel: 01275 316655

8. Lea rn a nd Grow

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FIRE SAFETY UPDATE Ma rk Sta lla rd , senior d irector a t Sa fety Horizon ( South West) , ta lks a b out cha ng es in the fire sa fety leg isla tion for b usinesses streng thening fire sa fety in reg ula ted b uild ing s b y: 1) Im p roving the c oop era tion a nd c oord ina tion b etween interested p a rties 2) Inc rea sing req uirem ents in rec ord ing a nd sha ring fire sa fety inform a tion 3) Ma king it ea sier to enforc e non- c om p lia nc e 4) Ensuring resid ents a nd sta ff ha ve a c c ess to inform a tion a b out fire sa fety in their b uild ing TOP TIPS Ma ny p rem ises will b e a ffec ted b y c ha ng es to the Fire a nd Sa fety Ac t b roug ht in on 1st Oc tob er this yea r, inc lud ing sm a ll shop s, ta kea wa ys, holid a y lets a nd sm a ll b loc ks of fla ts, so m y a d vic e to these typ es of b usinesses is to m a ke sure you a re a wa re of the c ha ng es. This wa s the third p ha se of the Hom e Offic e?s fire sa fety reform p rog ra m a im ed a t further

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FROM LIT TLE ACORNS GROW MIGHT Y OAKS! Sa m Hug hes reflects on the incred ib le journey of Tickenha m Ga ra g e Ca r Sa les c ustom ers a t the hea rt of everything we d o a nd we a lwa ys g o a b ove a nd b eyond . Our reviews a nd a c c red ita tions with Whic h? a nd the RAC showc a se this. We b elieve tha t b uying a c a r should b e a n enjoya b le exp erienc e a nd a lwa ys strive to exc eed exp ec ta tions. Throug h p ersona lised a ssista nc e, tra nsp a rent p ric ing a nd trustworthy a d vic e, we ha ve c ultiva ted a loya l c ustom er b a se tha t c ontinues to g row ea c h yea r. We ha ve c ustom ers tha t return to us every yea r, to ha ve their MOT a nd servic e ? inc lud ing c ustom ers in Devon, Lond on a nd Birm ing ha m .

More tha n 10 yea rs a g o our c a r sa les b usiness wa s nothing m ore tha n a hum b le d rea m , fuelled b y a p a ssion for q ua lity vehic les a nd a c om m itm ent to exc ep tiona l c ustom er servic e. My p a rtner Tom Ja m es a nd I em b a rked on this a d venture, d eterm ined to c rea te a sp a c e where c ustom ers on a b ud g et c ould exp erienc e a sea m less c a r b uying exp erienc e, c onfid ent in the knowled g e tha t their sec ond - ha nd c a r ha d b een c a refully c hosen a nd p rep a red for them . Tom is a q ua lified , exp erienc ed , a nd hig hly resp ec ted m ec ha nic who runs Tic kenha m Ga ra g e. Ba sed in the hea rt of Portishea d , I a m a n IT a nd d ig ita l m a rketing c onsulta nt who ha s, over the yea rs, worked for m a ny b lue c hip c om p a nies tra ining others in c ustom er servic e. We were sure tha t with our c om b ined skills, exp erienc e a nd c om m itm ent we c ould b uild som ething sp ec ia l. As a joint venture, we b oug ht the first c a r in 2008 ? a Peug eot 106 - for £180 from som eone loc a lly; we g a ve it a g ood overha ul a nd p rep a red it for sa le. We sold it within d a ys a nd used the p roc eed s to b uy a sec ond c a r. Soon we ha d enoug h for three a nd then four c a rs. We would sp end weekend s tra velling a round the c ountry to p ic k up a worthy b a rg a in b efore working ha rd on it to ensure it wa s in g rea t c ond ition rea d y to p a ss on. Every tim e we sold a vehic le we invested the m oney b a c k in to our g rowing b usiness until the forec ourt we use a t Tic kenha m Ga ra g e wa s full to c a p a c ity!

We reta il m ost m a jor b ra nd s a nd if we d on?t ha ve wha t som eone is looking on the forec ourt, the c ha nc es a re we c a n sourc e it for them q uite q uic kly. In a ll honesty, the m a jority of our c ustom ers c om e to us b y referra l - word of m outh ? a nd tha t sa ys a lot. We a re very p roud of this. Ba sed a t Tic kenha m Ga ra g e we a re just a short d rive from Portishea d a nd whilst we a re op en Mond a y to Frid a y 9a m - 5p m we a re m ore tha n ha p p y to m a ke a p p ointm ents outsid e these tim es ? d uring evening s a nd weekend s.

Our a im is to ensure tha t every c ustom er tha t m eets us ha s a p urc ha sing exp erienc e to rem em b er a nd one tha t g ives our ind ustry a n exem p la ry rep uta tion. We a re luc ky enoug h to b e sup p orted b y the inc red ib le tea m a t Tic kenha m Ga ra g e a nd our loya l c ustom er b a se a nd we would like to ta ke this op p ortunity to tha nk everyone for b eing a p a rt of our journey. If you?re looking for a used ca r or need help w ith your existing one, w e w ould b e p lea sed to hea r from you. Tel: 01275 843664 w w w .tickenha m g a ra g ec a rsa les.co.uk

From d a y one, our c ore p rinc ip le ha s b een p utting Tickenha m Ga ra g e Ca r Sa les is Authorised a nd Reg ula ted b y the Fina ncia l Cond uct Authority. FCA No: 725277

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APPRECI AT I NG NAT URE By Reb ecca Nye I a m a b ig fa n of Portishea d , I think the p eop le a re kind , the town is b ea utiful a nd I ha ve a lwa ys b een im p ressed b y the surround ing na ture. We a re in suc h a ric h loc a tion for wild life with the Severn estua ry on our d oorstep . It is full of b iod iversity, even if we c a n?t a lwa ys see it. Most im p orta ntly it is a m ig ra tion loc a tion for m a ny d ifferent b ird sp ec ies. We a lso ha ve wild flower m ea d ows, the na ture reserve, a nd the wood s. These a re full of d ifferent c rea tures a nd other kind s of org a nism s tha t a re vita l rem ind ers of wha t na ture c a n p rovid e for us, a nd why we should p rotec t it.

For a utum n I wa nted to write a b out fung i ? org a nism s tha t a re often m isund erstood . With d iverse ha b ita ts like Weston Big Wood s, Portishea d ?s fung a l p op ula tions rep resent this b iod iversity b y exp lod ing d uring a utum n. We ha ve m ed ic ina l Turkey Ta il fung i, ed ib le field m ushroom s a nd m a ny others stra ng er tha n the im a g ina tion c a n d rea m of. Autum n, while c onjuring up im a g es of vib ra nt folia g e, c risp a ir a nd the sc ent of p um p kin sp ic e,is full of p a ra d oxes; it?s a tim e of a b und a nc e a nd p lenty b ut a lso a tim e of d ec a y, m ost im p orta ntly however, it is a tim e of g rea t c ha ng e. It?s toug h seeing the hea t a nd b rig htness of sum m er lea ve, b ut instea d of seeing a utum n a s just the tra nsition a wa y from the sun we should a lso see it a s a tim e of new life, new c onnec tions a nd new p ossib ilities. Newness c a n b e found in the m ost unexp ec ted of p la c es a nd a t this tim e of yea r fung i ta ke c entre sta g e, thriving on the c old er, wetter wea ther a nd help ing to keep everything in b a la nc e.

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I think the Portishea d c om m unity rea lly a p p rec ia tes na ture, a ll the flowers p la nted a round a re g rea t exa m p les of tha t, a s well a s the loc a l b ea c h c lea ning tea m a nd d ifferent tree p la nting g roup s. I think it is rea lly im p orta nt to foc us on wha t we ha ve in Portishea d a nd und ersta nd it?s worth p rotec ting , ra ther tha n think a b out wha t else we c a n b uild here.

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Fung i a re na ture's rec yc lers, b rea king d own fa llen lea ves a nd org a nic m a tter, returning vita l nutrients to the soil a nd ensuring the c yc le of life c ontinues. From the enc ha nting a p p ea ra nc e of m ushroom s sp routing up in forests a nd m ea d ows, to the intric a te web of m yc elium b enea th our feet, fung i p la y a c ruc ia l role in the a utum n ec osystem . So a s we m ove throug h a utum n, look out for these c uriosities a nd let them rem ind you tha t from c ha ng e a nd d ec a y, new life a nd b a la nc e a p p ea rs. To m e, our p la net seem s to b e in a tim e of a utum n; with som e of our id ea s a nd va lues fa lling a wa y. It c a n b e p a inful to resist these c ha ng es, to wish for the lea ves to sta y, b ut tha t just isn?t na ture?s wa y. This shed d ing of the old is p a rt of the b a la nc e. Fa lling lea ves a llow fung i to c om p lete their c yc le, p utting nutrients b a c k in the soil, m a king it m ore fertile rea d y for new seed s to b e p la nted a nd thrive. Perha p s we c a n let m ushroom s rep resent new id ea s, va lues a nd c onnec tions tha t surfa c e from shed d ing the old , thing s tha t no long er serve us. So, a s we settle b a c k em b ra c ing the d a rk, c osy evening s, m a yb e we should think a b out wha t new seed s we c a n p la nt on our fresh, fertile g round ?


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A winter wa nd er with the fa m ily b y Tra c ie Fry

When the c hild ren were g rowing up , find ing thing s to d o on a c old Novem b er d a y wa s a slig ht c ha lleng e esp ec ia lly a s we ha d three of them with a 10 yea r a g e g a p a nd a n even b ig g er g a p in interests, b ut one thing we a ll loved d oing wa s p a c king up som e hot sna c ks, g ra b b ing our wellies a nd hea d ing off to the wood s with the d og . The eld est two would end ea vour to find 'wha c ky stic ks' a nd c ha se ea c h other throug h the b ra c ken, while their young er b rother would try his b est to keep up , a nd eventua lly need a p rojec t of his own. This is when we sta rted the tra d ition of using our Novem b er wa lks to find b ea utiful ob jec ts in na ture tha t we c ould ta ke hom e a nd use in our Christm a s hom e d ec ora tions. Here a re a few id ea s to g et you g oing , just rem em b er the g old en rule, p ic k it up from the g round , never ta ke it from a tree...

Gettin' twig g y with it... a nic e ea sy job for the little ones in the fa m ily, c ollec t fa llen stic ks, the long er the b etter, a g ood b unc h too - like the little p ig c ollec ting stic ks to b uild his house! When you g et hom e, p a int these white a nd a rra ng e in a p ot or va se, then g et c a rried a wa y with b a ub les, g litter a nd m a yb e a few fa iry lig hts!

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The b ea c h is a nother g rea t p la c e to find trea sure. Sea worn b ra nc hes a re soft a nd lovely when d ried out, so see who c a n find the long est p iec e a nd p op it in the p orc h a nd lea ve it to d ry rea d y for Dec em b er. You a lso ha ve p lenty of tim e to c ollec t ora ng e p eel in a c onta iner. Next tim e it's ra ining a nd no- one fa nc ies a wa lk, you c a n use c ookie c utters to m a ke ora ng e p eel sha p es to ha ng on your d rift wood in the p orc h not only d oes it look p retty b ut your holid a y g uests will b e welc om ed with a festive sm ell of ora ng es! You c ould even a d d som e c inna m on stic ks or c loves.

Along the c oa sta l p a th a re som e hug e p ine trees , a nd if you're luc ky you will find the b ig g est c ones ever hid d en a m ong st the d ea d p ines c overing the g round . If they a re c losed you c a n wa rm them in the oven a nd they will op en up rea d y to p a int a nd sp rinkle with fa ke snow. I like to a rra ng e these in a la rg e wood en b owl, b ut they a lso look g rea t ha ng ing on the tree.

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Its a g ood id ea to ha ve a trea sure list b efore you set off, som e thing s a re ea sier to find tha n others so its a lwa ys g ood to set a c ha lleng e, a nd when the old er c hild ren g et tired of wha c ky stic ks you c a n c ha lleng e them too. Here a re few id ea s for your list: Five d ifferent sha p ed lea ves, a white fea ther, a n a c orn, a hea rt sha p ed roc k or p eb b le, a p iec e of p la stic tha t need s rec yc ling a nd som ething red ... m a yb e a b erry. So, there you ha ve it a winter wa nd er a nd a few p rojec ts to keep them b usy in the lea d up to the holid a ys... ha p p y hunting x

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CC M ORTGAGES W E'RE H ERE TO H EL P! exp erienc e in the m ortg a g e ind ustry with a p roven tra c k rec ord of p rovid ing a n exc ellent servic e to c lients who req uire m ortg a g e a d vic e. As well a s d ea ling with hig h street lend ers, Esther ha s exp ertise in d ea ling with sp ec ia list lend ers a nd c om p lex c a ses, so is a lwa ys a b le to a ssist in find ing solutions for c lients who m a y ha ve som e a d verse c red it history whic h ha s restric ted their m ortg a g e op tions in the p a st.

ortishea d b a sed CC Mortg a g es help s p eop le sec ure the b est m ortg a g e for them . The sm a ll tea m of a d visors a nd offic e a d m inistra tion sta ff ha ve m ore tha n 20 yea rs' c om b ined exp erienc e in the m ortg a g e a nd p rotec tion ind ustry. They a re b a c ked b y the a wa rd - winning Mortg a g e Ad vic e Burea u Network, whic h op era tes na tionwid e a nd m ea ns they a re a b le to a c c ess m ore tha n 12,000 m ortg a g e p rod uc ts from over 90 d ifferent lend ers. ENJOY find s out m ore a b out the tea m tha t m a kes up CC Mortg a g es.

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Esther is a lso a p rotec tion sp ec ia list a nd is a b le to a ssist c lients with their life insura nc e, c ritic a l illness c over, inc om e p rotec tion a nd will writing need s. Sinc e joining CC Mortg a g es, Esther ha s a lrea d y a ssisted m a ny c lients with their m ortg a g e fina nc ia l p rotec tion need s a nd ha s a p a ssion for help ing p eop le, p rovid ing ta ilored a nd b esp oke a d vic e. Chris a nd Esther a re a va ila b le for fa c e- to- fa c e in p erson m eeting s or rem ote a p p ointm ents. The CC Mortg a g es HQ c a n b e found in Kestrel Court, Ha rb our Roa d , Portishea d .

Chris Collins, CeMAP Ow ner & Ma na g ing Director Chris is the m a na g ing d irec tor of CC Mortg a g es, whic h he found ed in Feb rua ry 2022. He is CeMAP q ua lified a nd ha s a wea lth of exp erienc e within the fina nc ia l servic es ind ustry, ha ving a d vised on m ortg a g es a nd p rotec tion for m a ny yea rs. Chris sa ys: ?My num b er one p a ssion a nd foc us ha s a lwa ys b een b uild ing long la sting rela tionship s with c lients a nd p rovid ing the p rofessiona l, b esp oke servic e they d eserve. We sp ec ia lise in help ing c lients a c hieve their p rop erty g oa ls in a p rofessiona l b ut friend ly a nd ja rg on- free wa y. In a d d ition, we ta ke hug e p rid e in p rotec ting c lients fina nc ia lly, ensuring they a nd their loved ones a re fully insured throug h b esp oke p ersona lised op tions inc lud ing life insura nc e, c ritic a l illness c over, inc om e p rotec tion a nd b uild ing s insura nc e. We offer flexib le a p p ointm ents with no ob lig a tion a nd our servic es a re, of c ourse, c om p letely c onfid entia l.?

Esther Frog g a tt, CeMAP Senior Mortg a g e a nd Protection Ad visor Esther is CeMAP q ua lified a nd ha s over a d ec a d e's

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IT?S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START SAVING By Ric h Powell of Powell & Assoc ia tes I rem em b er so well m y la st lec ture a t university, whic h wa s m ore tha n 20 yea rs a g o now! Our lec turer wa s ta lking a b out the im p orta nc e of sa ving a s soon a s you g et into full- tim e em p loym ent, joining your em p loyer?s p ension sc hem e a nd m a king sure you sa ve reg ula r a m ounts of m oney (within your m ea ns) for a ny future b ig p urc ha ses suc h a s b uying a house or a c a r.

m ove in to a d ult life a nd enc oura g ing sa ving from a n ea rly a g e is one wa y to d o this. Pa rents who a re in a p osition to sa ve for their c hild ren?s future m ig ht b e interested to know tha t if they invest £200 p er c a lend a r m onth the return, b a sed on a n a nnua l g rowth of 5% net of c ha rg es, would b e £2,460 a fter yea r one, £11,600 b y yea r five a nd a fter 18 yea rs £69,300**.

The young er you sta rt sa ving , the m ore tim e you ha ve to b uild up a p ot of m oney to help when you rea lly need it.

Powell a nd Assoc ia tes is a b le to offer exp ert a d vic e on fina nc ia l p la nning . We c a n a d vise on how you b ud g et, m a na g e your m oney a nd sa ve for the future. If you would like to find out m ore, just g ive us a c a ll or d rop us a n em a il.

Did you know tha t £61,000 (1) is the a vera g e d ep osit req uired for a first tim e b uyer these d a ys a nd £45,800 (2) is the a vera g e university d eb t? This is why sa ving from a n ea rly a g e is so im p orta nt. Sourc e: House of Com m ons Lib ra ry, Resea rc h Briefing , Stud ent loa n sta tistic s, Dec em b er 2022 Sourc e: Money.c o.uk, First- tim e Buyer. Sta tistic s a nd Fa c ts 2023, Ma rc h 2023. As p a rents we wa nt to help our c hild ren a s they

**Assum es a n a nnua l g rowth ra te of 5% net of c ha rg es. These fig ures a re exa m p les only a nd a re not g ua ra nteed . Wha t you g et b a c k will d ep end on your investm ent p erform a nc e a nd the ta x trea tm ent of your sa ving s. You c ould g et b a c k m ore or less tha n this.



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Q u ar r y M ead N o r t o n s W o o d Lan e A ra re op p ortunity to b uild a m a g nific ent a nd a we- insp iring 4/ 5 b ed room d eta c hed c ontem p ora ry style fa m ily hom e, d esig ned to a n exc ep tiona lly hig h- level of sp ec ific a tion. Set within p riva te g round s, 'Qua rry Mea d ' oc c up ies a c om m a nd ing p osition with a d joining fa rm la nd (2.27 a c res). This la nd c om es c om p lete with p la nning p erm ission for the following . Desig ned over two floors, the g enerously p rop ortioned a c c om m od a tion ha s b een c leverly a rra ng ed to c a p ture the lig ht a nd the b rea th- ta king c ountrysid e outlook whilst a lso p rovid ing ea sy m od ern- d a y fa m ily versa tile living . The p ra c tic a lly a nd hig hly- versa tile a c c om m od a tion inc lud es a sp ec ia l d esig n fea ture b rid g e a c c essing the hom e from the p a rking a rea . The entra nc e level fea tures three d oub le b ed room s (m a ster with d ressing room a nd en- suite) g ym (fifth b ed room ) a nd a fa m ily b a throom . A g ra nd sta irc a se d esc end s to the m a in living a rea whic h is sim p ly stunning a nd c ond uc ive to m od ern d a y fa m ily living . The kitc hen/ d ining / living room sea m lessly interc onnec t with ea c h other with floor- to- c eiling g la ss fronta g e enjoying the c ountrysid e views to the west. A fourth/ fifth b ed room , c inem a / p la yroom , utility room , p a ntry, c loa kroom , p la nt room / store c om p letes the interna l footp rint to this one- off fa m ily hom e. An exp a nsive p a tio a rea is c onveniently a c c essed from the living a rea s whic h then lea d s on to a m ore form a l a rea of g a rd en whic h then a d joins the rest of the fa rm la nd .

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BEACH CLEAN BOARD At its Sep tem b er ?Big Clea n?volunteer g roup Turn The Tid e Portishea d introd uc ed a new Tw o Minute Bea ch Clea n Boa rd outsid e Portishea d Ya c ht a nd Sa iling Club a t Sug a rloa f Bea c h. The b oa rd hold s litter- p ic king eq uip m ent - litter- p ic kers, b a g s a nd instructions - w hic h a nyone is w elcom e to use to c a rry out a n im p rom p tu b ea ch c lea n or litter- p ic k in the surround ing a rea . All help is a lw a ys g ra tefully rec eived ? even litter- p icking for a few m inutes c a n m a ke a b ig d ifference! Just return the litter- p ic kers to the b oa rd onc e you ha ve finished a nd d isp ose of the rub b ish you ha ve c ollected resp onsib ly, rec yc ling w herever p ossib le. The use of g loves is a lso recom m end ed w henever you litter- p ic k.

the Youth Centre in Ha rb our Roa d , w ith tw o m ore soon to b e la unched a t the m a rina . The b oa rd s a re re- stocked w ith b a g s a nd chec ked reg ula rly b y Turn the Tid e volunteers. Turn the Tid e Portishea d hold s ?Big Clea ns?on the la st w eekend of ea c h m onth a nd everyone is invited to join in. The Novem b er ?Big Clea n?w ill ta ke p la c e on Sund a y 26th Novem b er ? m eet a t The Roya l on Pier Roa d a t 10.30a m . w w w .turnthetid ep ortishea d .co.uk

You c a n find other Turn the Tid e Tw o Minute Bea ch Clea n Boa rd s outsid e the Lid o Ca fé a nd

TOW N TALK TH E W ELL-BEI N G H U B Lisa is passionate about helping women come together make friends, and have fun whilst improving their wellbeing and boosting their confidence. As a result she started The Well-being H ub, a supportive community for women who are feeling disconnected, lacking in confidence and struggling to prioritise their well-being. The Well-being H ub hosts W ild Swims, Painting & Prosecco sessions, Beach M eets, Breathe & Brunch, retreats and runs an online membership. Lisa believes there is power in a community and having a place where you feel safe and secure. The group?s free Facebook group can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ womenswellbeinghubwithlisadenniss

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HALF MARATHON SUCCESS Friend s a nd c ollea g ues joined Sa m Perc y from Portishea d in suc c essfully c om p leting the Ba th Ha lf Ma ra thon la st m onth, ra ising m ore tha n £3,000 for b ra in tum our c ha rities. The g roup ra ised the m oney for the Lewis Mood y Found a tion a nd The Bra in Tum our Cha rity. With less tha n 3% of c a nc er resea rc h fund ing in the UK a lloc a ted to c a nc ers of the b ra in, the two c hosen c ha rities help ta c kle this d eb ilita ting c a nc er; fund sup p ort to im p rove lives, p ioneer resea rc h to c ha ng e lives a nd ra ise a wa reness to sa ve lives. Sa m ?s fa ther rec ently p a ssed a wa y, ha ving b een d ia g nosed in Oc tob er 2022 with a n a g g ressive, hig h g ra d e b ra in tum our. The Bra in Tum our Cha rity ha s p rovid ed sup p ort to the Perc y fa m ily over the p a st yea r a nd this is Sa m ?s wa y of g iving b a c k a s well a s ra ising a wa reness. A the tim e of writing this the g roup ha d exc eed ed their £3,000 fund ra ising ta rg et b y a lm ost £700 a nd the JustGiving p a g e will rem a in op en for the c om ing weeks. Sa m sa id : ?The sm a llest of d ona tions will still m a ke the b ig g est d ifferenc e so a ny sup p ort to these a m a zing c a uses will rea lly m ea n the world to us.? To sup p ort Sa m a nd his g roup ?s fund ra ising just g o to w w w .justg iving .com a nd sea rc h Ba th Ha lf Ma ra thon Sa m Perc y.

WALKING FOOTBALL Portishea d ha s a fa st g rowing wa lking footb a ll g roup a ffilia ted to Portishea d Town Footb a ll Club . The g roup ha s b een m eeting for a lm ost a yea r a nd c urrently ha s a round 25+ m em b ers with a d d itiona l p la yers very welc om e. The g roup c onsists of m en (g enera lly over 50) a nd wom en (from a g e 40) a ll with d ifferent a b ilities a nd exp erienc e. It?s a g rea t soc ia l g a thering , help s m em b ers keep fit a nd is a lso g ood fun. The g roup m eets on Sund a y m orning s a t Gord a no Sc hool for tra ining a nd throug h the sum m er ha s b een tra ining on Wed nesd a y evening s a t the footb a ll c lub on Bristol Roa d too. With the lig ht fa d ing ea rlier tha t m a y now c ha ng e. They a lso p la y tourna m ents a nd friend ly g a m es with other sim ila r c lub s in the reg ion. Wa lking footb a ll is a m od ified version of the b eloved sp ort, d esig ned to a c c om m od a te ind ivid ua ls who p refer or req uire a slower- p a c ed , low- im p a c t form of the g a m e. Pla yed on sm a ller p itc hes, with no running or ta c kling a llowed , wa lking footb a ll ensures tha t p la yers c a n enjoy the sp ort with g rea tly red uc ed risk of injury. The em p ha sis lies on skill, tec hniq ue, a nd tea m work, m a king it a c c essib le to p eop le of a ll fitness levels a nd a g es. The g a m e p rovid es a g rea t c a rd iova sc ula r workout, help ing to im p rove sta m ina , end ura nc e, a nd overa ll fitness. Anyone interested in joining the wa lking footb a ll g roup in Portishea d c a n find out m ore b y c onta c ting Ma rtyn b y em a iling d ennis19622@hotm a il.c om

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SINGING CHILDREN OF AFRICA Oc tob er sa w m a ny loc a l fa m ilies p la y host to m em b ers of the Sing ing Child ren of Afric a , when the enterta inm ent g roup from a p oor villa g e in Afric a sp ent a week in a nd a round Portishea d a s p a rt of their ?Pa rty Tour?. Well wha t a week it wa s! The c hild ren sp ent tim e a t loc a l p rim a ry sc hools, they d elivered a n im p rom p tu p erform a nc e outsid e SoleLution in our Hig h Street, there wa s a c onc ert a t the Princ es Ha ll in Cleved on with Portishea d b a sed Step p ing Stones Sc hool of Da nc e a nd yet a nother sell- out c onc ert a t Gord a no Sc hool with the Sing ing Child ren of Afric a p erform ing a long sid e loc a l c hoir Genera tion Vib e. They enjoyed a trip to Noa h?s Ark, they sa ng a t The Ma ll a nd tha nks to your g enerosity they ra ised m ore tha t £6,000 for the c ha rity, Ed uc a te The Kid s, whic h sup p orts them throug h ed uc a tion. Ta nya Ma rriott, a long with fa m ily a nd friend s, ha s b een sup p orting stud ents of Jola ura b i Sc hool sinc e she first visited the sc hool in Ja nua ry 2018 to d eliver a s- new shoes tha t ha d b een d ona ted throug h Solelution shoe shop . Ea c h yea r, tha nks to the c ha rity, a c hoir from the Jola ura b i Sc hool tours the UK ra ising fund s to sup p ort the sc hool. As a n em otiona l Ta nya sa id her g ood b yes to the c hoir she sa id : ?Hug e tha nks to everyone who help ed a nd sup p orted the visit a g a in this yea r. Sp ec ia l tha nks to Da ve Ja m es a nd Restore Ha rrow Green for d riving a ll 46 c a ses p lus ha nd lug g a g e to Hea throw a nd to Kim b erley Jones from Portishea d Youth Centre for d riving the c hild ren in the 2nd Portishea d Sc out Group m inib us. ?I a m so very p roud of these c hild ren a nd their tea c hers for the joy they ha ve b roug ht to everyone.? The Sing ing Child ren of Afric a inc lud es 23 of the 750 p oorest c hild ren sup p orted b y Ed uc a te The Kid s. The c ha rity hop es to help a further 70 c hild ren a t the sta rt of the new sc hool yea r in Ja nua ry a nd is c urrently seeking sp onsors. Sp onsoring a c hild c osts just £11p er m onth visit w w w .ed uca tethekid s.c om / sup p ort- a - child / to find out m ore. Ta nya is now c ollec ting a s- new c hild ren?s shoes a t SoleLution, whic h she will ta ke to the c hild ren of Jola ura b i Sc hool when she visits a g a in a t the b eg inning of 2024.

FAMILY HISTORY Would you like to d isc over m ore a b out your fa m ily history? With free a c c ess to Anc estry.c om a nd knowled g ea b le fa m ily history volunteers, Portishea d Lib ra ry is a g rea t p la c e to resea rc h your a nc estors. Ta ke a long som e b a sic inform a tion a b out your fa m ily a nd the friend ly volunteers will a ssist you to find out m ore. The sessions a re rela xed a nd inform a l a nd will b e ta ilored to ind ivid ua l need s. Booka b le a p p ointm ents a re a va ila b le b etween 10a m a nd 1p m every Frid a y. Book a free session with the fa m ily history volunteers on 01934 426040 or em a il p ortishea d .lib ra ry@n- som erset.g ov.uk. Alterna tively, p op in to Portishea d Lib ra ry, Hora tio House, Ha rb our Roa d , Portishea d , BS20 7AL.

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MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING The Phoenix Ba r would like to tha nk everyone who sup p orted their Ma c Milla n Coffee Morning . Ta m a nd the tea m a re p lea sed to a nnounc e a g ra nd tota l of £770 wa s d ona ted to the c a nc er sup p ort c ha rity. Well d one everyone - a m a zing !


WINDOW COMPETITION Congratulations to siblings Dylan, Charlie and Jemima who are the winners of the recent High Street art themed shop window competition that coincided with Portishead Arts Festival weekend. The window that received the most votes was SoleLution shoe shop, with a display created by children from High Down Junior School. The students used withies (flexible branches), tissue paper, cellophane and gold leaf to create a display of giant insects. All those who voted for the SoleLution window were entered in to a free draw and the winners, Dylan, Charlie and Jemma, won £25 to spend in Portishead High Street. The prize was provided by F H Halliday & Son, a family run business that has been serving the Portishead community for more than 100 years.

SEA SO NS F L O R I S T Ed a nd Mel a re p lea sed to b e b a c k in

Dylan, Charlie and Jemma chose to spend the money in Max Minerva?s bookshop. Thanks to all involved and well done to the winners!

their shop a t 139a Hig h Street a fter a c om p lete refurb ishm ent of the p rem ises. Mel sa id , it?s b usiness a s usua l onc e a g a in b ut d o p op in a s in a d d ition to the p la nts a nd flowers we ha ve som e new item s inc lud ing a g rea t ra ng e of c onfec tionery on sa le now. Find out m ore b y visiting the Sea sons Florist Fa c eb ook p a g e.

NO ORDINARY MAN Kevin Brow ning , Manag ing Direct or of Glob al Tunnelling Exp ert s and GTE Training A cad em y b ased in Port ishead , hop es his aut ob iog rap hy w ill m ot ivat e ot hers in life and in b usiness. From w orking as a shep herd on t he Falkland Island s t o b ecom ing a resp ect ed and successful b usinessm an, Kevin Brow ning reveals his ext raord inary rag s t o riches st ory in his b ook No Ord inary Man w hich he released last year. Well w ort h a read or g iving as a Christ m as g ift t his year, t his b ook covers everyt hing from Kevin?s loveless ab usive child hood , t he invasion of his hom eland and b eing held in cap t ivit y as a civilian p risoner of w ar, t o how he b ecam e a loving fam ily m an and a hug ely resp ect ed ind ust ry lead er. Kevin said : ?I cam e from a t oug h up b ring ing and have d one alrig ht for m yself, d esp it e t he od d s b eing st acked ag ainst m e. My m ain p urp ose for w rit ing t he b ook w as t o show p eop le t hat if you?re not hap py w it h t he card s you?re d ealt w it h you can chang e t hem and you d on?t have t o let your p ast rule w ho you are t od ay. It ?s also ab out g rab b ing op p ort unit ies and d em onst rat ing how hard w ork and d et erm inat ion really can p ay off. It show s t hat even t hose of us w ho had lim it ed ed ucat ion, no m oney and lit t le d irect ion, can b ecom e successful. If m y st ory can m ot ivat e just one p erson t o m ove on from a t roub led p ast , or insp ire som eone w it hout m uch of an acad em ic ed ucat ion t o g o on t o b et t er t heir life, it w ill have b een w ort h it . I hop e it also inst ils confid ence. Som e p eop le d on?t g o for t hing s b ecause t hey are afraid of m aking m ist akes or are afraid of failure, I hop e m y b ook show s it d oesn?t m at t er if you m ake m ist akes as long as you learn from t hem . I?m a g reat b eliever in - if at first you d on?t succeed , t ry and t ry ag ain!? No Ord inary Man is availab le from A m azon p rice £9.99.

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R D PLASTERI N G & BU I LD I N G TRAD ES Leig h Da vies ta lks a b out w orking in Portishea d , his love for the tow n a nd his com m unity involvem ent

I m oved to Portishea d to b e with m y p a rtner who ha s lived here forever! I love the town a nd like its sp irit, whic h is why ? whilst I will tra vel a s fa r a s is nec essa ry to p rovid e m y p la stering a nd b uild ing servic es ? I esp ec ia lly love serving the Portishea d c om m unity. I think it?s im p orta nt for loc a l b usinesses to g et involved in their c om m unity so I a m a lso very p lea sed to sp onsor Portishea d Town Und er 8?s a nd North Som erset Und er 12?s footb a ll tea m s. I a m a hig hly q ua lified a nd exp erienc ed p la sterer a nd b efore sta rting m y own b usiness I served in va rious sp ec ia list roles within the British Arm ed Forc es, g a ining va st knowled g e in the b uild ing ind ustry. While m y lea d ing tra d e is

p la stering , over the yea rs I d evelop ed m ulti- tra d e skills a nd I p a rtic ula rly sp ec ia lise in d a m p p roofing a nd silic one rend ering . I ta ke im m ense p rid e in d elivering a hig h- q ua lity servic e to ea c h ind ivid ua l c lient. Every p rojec t is uniq ue a nd I m a ke sure I ta ke the tim e to listen the need s of the c lient a nd p rovid e c ustom ised solutions tha t m eet their sp ec ific req uirem ents. I use only the b est m a teria ls a nd tec hniq ues to ensure a long - la sting , visua lly stunning finish. With m a ny a c c red ita tions und er m y b elt, you c a n rest a ssured tha t a ll work is c ontra c ted to ensure a ll c lients rec eive the very b est p ossib le servic e. Whether you need a new c oa t of p la ster, externa l wa ll insula tion, or g enera l b uild ing a nd p rop erty m a intena nc e servic es, RD Pla stering a nd Build ing c a n help .

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