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Hi everyone, a belated welcome to 2014, I would like to wish you all a very happy new year and thank you for your continued support as we head into our 9th year of publishing. Those 9 years have flown, but for at least 5 of them the country has been in a very challenging recession, as we appear to be turning the corner into more optimistic times, on behalf of my advertisers I would like to say a sincere thank you for supporting our local businesses.

My time off over the Christmas period has given me time to think and review the magazines. With eight individual magazines now under my belt I can confidently say that there will be no further additions to the collection, my focus is to make each and every one the best that it can be. I receive great feedback on the editorial content and the importance of having something interesting to read, so in the year ahead I plan to expand this content and increase the space given to events, balancing this more evenly with advertising content. Due to a few gremlins in my Events processing procedure I have made changes that took effect with the December Issue, but to ensure this continues to work successfully please send your events to this email address: events@ this will keep them separate from the large volume of other email that arrives on a daily basis. Every month each of the magazines is published on our website for online viewing, making it possible to link to advertiser websites and email, this year we also plan to make the magazine available via smartphones, tablet and iPad, providing the opportunity even more content, so watch this space...~


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Sowing Time Now that January is here it’s a perfect time to start sowing seeds in trays and pots. But how do you make sure that yours germinate and produce seedlings and then plants which thrive and grow well? by Pippa Greenwood A shopping list for first time sowers should be:


• Good quality seed and cuttings compost. • Some seed half-trays, which are about 5” x 8”. • A heated propagator, a clear propagator lid to go over the trays or a small unheated propagator. • A dibber to make it easy to transplant the seedlings into a new home. • Some small pots into which you can transplant the seedlings. If you buy seed and cuttings compost it’s rarely necessary to sieve it as it has a very fine and even texture. However, if you’re using multi-purpose compost, you’ll need to either break up any lumps carefully with your hands or sieve it. Depending on the types of seeds you have chosen, you will need to sow them at different depths. Some seeds are tiny and are best scattered over the surface. Other seeds are best sown in drills. Once they are in place, in most cases you need to cover them with compost to the required depth. However others germinate best if allowed access to daylight and should be sown on the surface. With these it’s advisable to cover the surface of the tray with cling film to stop it drying out too rapidly. I like to put the seeds

in place and then moisten the compost. Place the seed trays in a sink or tray containing about 1cm of water and allow the compost to soak up the water. Once the compost is just moist you should stand the trays in a position where any excess water can drain off. Then, if necessary, put the trays in a heated propagator. When it comes to watering the seeds, use mains water as water butts may harbour some of the disease-causing organisms which cause damping off, the fatal condition where the seedlings appear to suddenly flop and keel over. Always watch the seed trays carefully and check them regularly to ensure that the compost is adequately moist. Once the majority of the seedlings have appeared, it’s usually not long before you need to prick them out. Generally this is carried out when the first true leaves appear. When the seedling first comes above ground you will see the ‘seed leaves’ which are relatively sturdy looking and rounded in shape. Then above this come the first true leaves which are typical of that particular plant. When pricking out, handle the seedlings very carefully,

never by their stems or true leaves, but always by the seed leaves. Before you start to ease them out, make sure that the compost is adequately moist, so that the roots move readily without damage and that you have already prepared pots for transfer. To avoid rotting, always transplant seedlings so that they are at the same depth as they were in the seed tray. If you find that your seedlings have become rather leggy and drawn, this is usually because they’re not receiving enough natural light; move the trays onto a south or west facing windowsill. Visit Pippa’s website www. for a great range of gardening items including ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’. Choose the veg you’d like to grow and they’re sent to you ready to plant, accompanied by weekly advice emails from Pippa.

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faces whenever they looked like going to sleep). It was very hard work I tell you! And did we get thanked for it? Of course not, there was just a lot of muttering and groaning about us always being hungry and demanding. Anyway, the good news is that Ebony and I did a great job, and that they all got better really quickly. Ebony and I were actually quite pleased when Josh started pottering around again and putting cars and bricks in our beds again- even if they are quite uncomfortable!

Hello everyone, Mowgli here. How are all of you? Looking forward to the warmer weather I bet!


Ebony and I have been working very hard. As you all know, we always have to work hard, but last month we had to do even more work than usual as everyone got sick and we were left ‘in charge’. First of all Joshua got sick. He threw up everywhere- I tell you, babies are messy. It was awful and Ebony and I stayed well out of the way of all that. Eventually thank goodness he stopped vomiting but then he was really still, quiet and floppy. This of course was good for a while as he is usually trying to play with us, hug us, put toys into our beds and generally be a bit of a nuisance. However, after a couple of days of him sitting listlessly around on Clive and Jane’s laps taking rehydration salts from a syringe Ebony and I did begin to miss his usual antics. We were very surprised! It wasn’t long after Josh got sick that Jane got sick….. then we had to help Clive make hot water bottles, run baths and be a good nurse. Then just a few hours later Clive got sick too and we were left in charge! It was actually quite thrilling. All 3 humans were lying around being completely hopeless so Ebony and I got to work keeping them warm (sitting on them), making sure they kept moving by getting up occasionally and doing some exercise (i.e. making sure they got up to feed us at regular intervals) and ensuring that they were all still responsive (loud purrs and chirrups in their

The new clinic building is gradually taking shape. As it is just across the car-park Clive says it is easy to keep an eye on it. Ebony and I think it is all quite exciting and great for them all to have more space- just as long as our pictures are still on Clive’s consulting room walls! The pictures of those stupid goats and Louis the tortoise can stay in the second consulting room. Everyone should know how important cats are! Hope you all have a good month and speak to you all next time!

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J M Interiors shares their 5 essential ingredients for a classic country look;


1. Choose wooden or painted cabinetry. For the archetypal country look choose generously proportioned furniture in solid wood. Distressed and painted finishes are incredibly popular as is combining paint and timber. Mix fitted cabinetry with free standing pieces such as dressers, larders and butchers blocks to create a ‘lived in’ look.


2. Create a relaxed kitchen diner. A large informal farmhouse style table with chairs or benches should take centre stage in any country kitchen. If you haven’t got the space, think about grouping seating around an island. 3. Opt for a shaded white or classic cream colour palate – compliment with soft greys, blues and greens. This effect is bright, clean and calming and suits most country homes whether period or modern. For visual interest choose decorative details such as door handles to stop the look from being too bland. If you want to inject further colour choose tiles as a splashback behind ranges, cookers and sinks.

4. Invest in appliances and fittings with classic good looks. The iconic range is still incredibly popular bringing a warmth and personality to a country kitchen. The Belfast sink with its classic chunky look is a very popular choice with an ageless beauty. 5. Complete the look with country style accessories. Choose items that have a homemade artisan quality for a ‘lived in’ feel. Plate racks are useful and decorative, wicker baskets great for storage and a dresser display can house favourite objects such as vintage pottery. J M Interiors are an independent family business who have been designing kitchens and interiors for over 30 years. Our bespoke furniture has a strong emphasis on beautiful yet functional design which is both timeless and built to last. Our Biddenden showroom is full of unique designs and ideas where we will be pleased to discuss your project. For more information visit or call 01580 291221.

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Get the Perfect Look for Any Window With a new range of affordable and stunning made to measure blinds, curtains and shutters JLS Blinds & Shutters can help transform the look of your home. Autumn is the perfect time to prepare your home for the cold winter months and for a warm, cosy feel why not opt for traditional thermal lined curtains. With an inspirational collection of fabrics, textures and colours you really will be spoilt for choice; and for that luxurious bespoke look JLS can also supply a comprehensive range of co-ordinated soft furnishings, from tie-backs to pelmets and cushions. For pure style, wooden venetian blinds can be as aesthetically pleasing and room changing as a lovely piece of furniture. Functional and stylish, the beauty of wood never fails to charm, bringing character and warmth to your home, whether it’s traditional or contemporary. Produced from renewably sourced wood in a fabulous selection of finishes and painted colours, they have been specially chosen to reflect both current trends and enduring favourites.


If minimalism is more your style then Duorol; a new kind of roller blind that perfectly blends elegance and flexibility for a visual effect and level of light control that no other blind can offer is perfect for you (see the red Duorol in our advert for an stunning example of how this blind can look). Another blind which will add elegance to your home is the Senses roller blind, available in most of our roller blind fabrics. The Senses is a top of the range roller blind with matching fabric covered cassette pelmet and striking accessories, taking your standard roller blind to a new dimension. So whether it’s an awkward shape, a large area; a tranquil living room; a steamy bathroom or hard-working kitchen, there’s a stylish option for every window in your home. g q Call JLS today for a free no obligation quote and make sure your windows get the attention they deserve.

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Sausages and Puy Lentils Serves 4

Serves 4

Ready in 40 minutes

If you fancy a change from the usual sausage and mash why not go Continental? Tasty Toulouse sausages wrapped in pancetta and served on a bed of flavoursome puy lentils make the perfect mid-week meal.

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225g puy lentils 225g shallots, peeled and halved 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp brown sugar 150ml vegetable stock 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 8 Toulouse or chunky pork sausages • 8 rashers pancetta or smoked streaky bacon, stretched with the back of a knife • 2 tsp clear honey • 3 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

Tip Try your local butcher or deli or visit a farmers’ market to find the best quality Continental-style sausages. If you can’t find Toulouse sausages, Lincolnshire, Cumberland or pork and leek varieties will work just as well.

Place the lentils in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a deep frying pan and fry the shallots for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until just starting to soften. Sprinkle over the brown sugar and cook for a further 8-10 minutes until the shallots are golden and caramelised. Drain the lentils and add to the frying pan with the stock, vinegar and 2 tsp of the mustard. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the lentils are just tender. Stir occasionally and add a little more stock, if necessary. While the lentils are cooking, wrap each sausage with a pancetta rasher. Cook under a mediumhot grill for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently until the sausages are almost cooked through. Mix together the rest of the mustard with the honey and brush over the sausages. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the pancetta is crisp and browned. Stir half the parsley into the lentils and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve the lentils and sausages on warmed plates garnished with the remaining parsley.

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Vanish Those Winter Blues 16

Often, you can cope with the start of winter. It may be dark, cold and wet, but the early months are full of celebrations to lift your spirits until the New Year and its ‘fresh start’. A few weeks later, your resolutions are in tatters. The days are still dark, meaning you drag yourself out of bed and then feel like the day is over by dinner time. You may be just fed up, but you could be suffering from ‘Winter Blues’. So here’s how to survive the winter.

• Let There Be Light! Lack of sunlight can increase melatonin levels (making you sleepy and lethargic) and reduce serotonin levels (affecting mood and appetite). It’s also thought to influence your ‘body clock’ (your circadian rhythm that controls body functions). So spend time outside. When indoors, try to work or relax near a window. A sunrise clock may help you wake up; they aim to bring your body out of sleep gently, by gradually increasing the light they emit. • Stay Warm If your body is fighting to keep you warm, you’ll feel sluggish and struggle to concentrate. Keep yourself as warm as possible; wear layers and heat your home adequately. What about spending time somewhere else warm and cosy - a pub or library? • Eat and Drink Healthily Warm, stodgy food and extra tea and coffee seem tempting when we’re chilly and low, but resist – think hot but healthy. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables of different colours and choose low sugar, low fat alternatives to stodgy puddings. Healthy soups are a great winter warmer, as are fruit teas, orange juice with cinnamon, honey and lemon, or malted drinks made with skimmed milk or hot water (but beware versions loaded with fat and sugar). • Socialise There’s scientific proof that the company of others, particularly if laughing and hugging is involved, is great for our wellbeing. So invite friends round, go visiting and attend sociable gatherings wherever possible.

• Exercise - Exercise will warm you up, increase your immunity and alertness and make you feel good too. So bundle yourself up for a walk outdoors on brighter days, and find an indoor activity you enjoy – perhaps an exercise or dance DVD or video game. Whatever you do, your mind and body will feel better for it. When you’re not just blue, but SAD Over 2 million people in the UK suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a more severe form of Winter Blues. SAD is at its worst from December to February when days are shortest, and causes either depression, or mood swings between depression and hyper-energy. Sometimes stress or trauma such as bereavement or a new baby seems to be a trigger, and it’s most prevalent in 18-30 year olds. If you are a sufferer, you can help yourself by: • Following the Winter Blues advice above • Trying a light box Therapeutic light boxes, available to buy or rent, produce light that’s at least ten times as intense as normal daylight. Rent one first to see if it works for you. • Seeing your GP They may suggest counselling or CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) or in some circumstances, antidepressants or a structured course of light therapy. For support and information, visit http:// (The Seasonal Affective Disorder Association (SADA)) or http://www. By Alison Runham

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THE BARN SHOP TRADITIONAL MARKET Challock - 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month 10am – 2pm Contact 01233 740237

CHARING FARMER’S MARKET Charing Church Barn 9 -11.30 every Thurs morning Contact 01233 740176

EGERTON Every Friday 2 - 4.30pm Millennium Hall

ROLVENDEN - 01580 240763 Every Thursday 10am -12 noon St Mary’s Church and the Village Hall

RYE FARMERS MARKET Every Wednesday at Strand Quay 10am - 1 pm (12pm Oct - April)

RYE MARKET Every Thursday at the Cattle Market Car Park. Early till around 3pm (depending on the weather)

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Puzzle Time Sudoku


Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That’s all there is to it, you solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive!

Starting at 1 and finishing at 34, track your way from one hexagon to another (touching) hexagon, placing consecutive numbers into the empty shapes as you go. Some numbers are already given.


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Across 1. 5. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 17. 19. 22. 23. 24. 25.

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Down 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 12.

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What’s On... February

Wednesday 29th January to Saturday 1st February 2014 SHOUT! The Mod Musical, created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein, will be performed by the Tenterden Operatic and Dramatic Society. SHOUT! is a toe-tapping, comedy musical packed full of classic 1960’s hits from the likes of Dusty, Lulu and Cilla. So, if you’re looking for a feel good night out with lots of laughs during those dark winter evenings then come along to the Tenterden Town Hall at 7.30pm and join in with the fun (extra matinee performance on Saturday). For advance tickets, go to

Friday January 31st and Saturday February 1st - Kingswood players presents the pantomime Cinderella at the Challock memorial hall, 7.30pm start and 2pm matinee and 7.30pm on the 1st February. Tickets £6 adult and £4 children. Tickets availiable from Challock post office or call 01233 740313 all profits to Kent Air Ambulance.

Monday February 10th - ASHFORD MUSIC SOCIETY - Munster Trust Young Artist SHIRY RASHKOVSKY (viola) ALISON RHIND (piano) Shiry Rashkovsky began her musical education aged five and later studied at the Royal College of Music, London. A versatile musician, her performances have taken her across the globe, including engagements for HRH Prince Charles and the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Shiry has won numerous awards and gave her Royal Festival Hall debut in October 2012. When Shiry comes to Ashford her programme will include music by Franz Mozart, Brahms and Hindemith. Sponsored by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Venue: The Norton Knatchbull School, Hythe Road, Ashford, TN24 0QJ Time: 7.30 p.m. Tickets: £12 (Adults) and £3 (Students) Contact: Brenda McCormack on 01233 622971 or Hilary Pittock on 01233 623700.

Sunday February 16th 10am – 2pm Charlton Park Foundation SNOWDROP WALK & COFFEE in aid of St Mary the Virgin Church, Bishopsbourne See the 200yr old snowdrops planted in memory of the Prince Regent’s white charger, killed jumping from the Ballroom window for a bet. Walk in the wood plus coffee, tea and biscuits. Minimum donation £2.50 per person. Contact: 01227 831 355 Friday February 28th Brabourne & Smeeth Gardeners’ Society’s meeti at 7.15 for 7.30pm in the village hall when Debbie Adams from Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership will make a presentation about land management, river restoration, the importance of gardens for wildlife and much more. Everybody is welcome. For further info contact Wendy Sanders on 01303 813451 or email

L i v e Ja z z Fe b r u a r y T h e Fo l k e s t o n e J a z z C l u b At T h e To we r T: 0 1 3 0 3 2 6 0 3 3 0 Thursday January 30th THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ THE DEREK NASH ACOUSTIC QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARTIN SHAW DEREK NASH -Multi Saxophonist & Leader of the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orch is the front man of this fantastic outfit. MARTIN SHAW World renowned Jazz Trumpeter is the Special Guest. DAVE NEWTON In the top bracket of UK Jazz Pianists GEOFF GASCOYNE Double Bass - The most sought after SEBASTIAAN DE KROM -Drums -One of Europes finest Thursday February 6th - The Finest Latin Jazz / Salsa Outfit in The UK HEADS SOUTH With the UKs Number One Jazz Trumpeter STEVE WATERMAN plus JOHN HARRIMAN Leader / Piano / Arranger CHINO MARTEL MORGAN Percussionist from Cuba BUSTER BIRCH The Professor of DrumsADOLFRIDO PULIDO The Bassist from Sth America. They will be playing a new & extended arrangement of THE PEANUT VENDOR Thursday February 13th THE SIMON SPILLETT QUARTET Simon Spillett -Brilliant modern tenor sax man & defo the 21st centuries answer to Tubby Hayes JOHN CRITCHINSON Awesome Pianist- -spent years with Ronnie Scott ALEC DANKWORTH Double Bass- Top man in his own right - son of Sir JD CLARK TRACEY Drums - born to jazz - son of Stan Tuesday February 18th The Music in the style of The Bill le Sage trio with Ronnie Ross ie 1950s Jazz at The Flamingo MICK FOSTER Baritone Sax ( The UKs finest ) DAVE ROBINSON Vibes MIKE PORTER WARD Double Bass JIMMY TAGFORD Drums Thursday February 27th Modern Jazz at its Swinging Best ALEX GARNETT World class Saxophonist MARK NIGHTINGALE Trombone - The UKs No1 LEON GREENING Fantastic modern Pianist PAUL MORGAN Double Bass -None better. MATT SKELTON Drums -Amazing drummer from Jazz to the classics The Folkestone Jazz Club is non profit making & is run by & for those with a like minded interest in our kind of music. DERICK WOODLAND 01303 260330

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Those high calorie comfort foods can stimulate the release of certain chemicals in the brain that make us feel good – at least in the short term – and also make us want to keep eating. But in a vicious cycle, overeating can lead to weight gain - which increases psychological stress and which, in turn, can lead to more overeating. While you might not be able to make the stress go away, there are things you can do to help you manage stress levels and the way in which you respond to it. • • • • •

Eat balanced meals Eat regularly and don’t skip meals Try to avoid using food as a stress reducer Cut back on caffeine Try to keep mealtimes pleasant

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The occasional stressful event – like a car that won’t start, or a refrigerator on the blink – is a part of life. And when stuff like this happens, we do get stressed a little bit – it’s the body’s way of helping us to focus so we can tackle the problem. Getting stressed out occasionally is one thing, but when stress becomes chronic – when we face, for instance, unrelenting work demands or constantly worry about our finances – it can really take a toll on the body.

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The body’s natural response to stress leads us to feel a little more ‘on’ and alert. We evolved this ‘fight or flight response’ as a way to defend ourselves against a sudden danger or threat. But when this stress response is turned on all the time, it can tax the body’s immune system, making it more difficult for us to ward off disease. And since a healthy immune system depends on a nutrient-rich diet, being well-nourished is one of the best defences against illness, particularly during times of ongoing stress.

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Retirement: The Challenges...

Purchasing an annuity is the most common method of drawing an income when you retire. This means that you would use the money in your personal pensions to buy an income for the rest of your life. 20 years ago, someone aged 65 with ÂŁ100,000 in their personal pensions would have received a lifetime income of approximately ÂŁ15,000 per annum. Today the same amount of money would provide an income in the region of just ÂŁ6,000!


There are a number of reasons why annuity rates are so low and why many believe that they currently represent poor value for money. Interest rates are at an all-time low and have been for nearly 5 years. This has two significant disadvantages for those individuals approaching retirement. Firstly, it has a detrimental effect on annuity rates and the income that pensioners will receive. Secondly, the rates on savings accounts and Cash ISAs are next to nothing and savers are struggling to find a suitable place for their short term savings. This is very unfortunate because lots of people who are due to retire over the next 10 years would have had a mortgage in the 1980s when interest rates peaked at 15%. Over the last 4 years, the Bank of England have been printing additional money and this has pushed extra capital in to the UK economy. This is often referred to as Quantitative Easing (QE). This process has led to a drop in the yield on Government Gilts. Insurance companies use the yields on Government Gilts to set annuity rates which has also contributed to the steep drop in retirement income. Improved longevity and medical developments have also had an impact

on annuity rates. Today the average life expectancy for a man is 85 and 89 for a women. This has increased significantly over the last 20 years and has put further pressure on annuity rates. As there is a greater chance that we will live for longer, annuity providers are not prepared to pay as much income. Drawing an income when you retire is not as simple as it used to be. Many of the options are irreversible and will affect your income throughout your lifetime. It is therefore important to make an educated decision once you have considered all of your options. To discuss your pension provision in more detail please contact us on 01233 621066. Louise Pepper APFS, BA Hons Chartered Financial Planner

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The History of Trench Watches by Ryan at This is the first of a two part article. The trench watch is a type of watch that came into use around World War 1. Pocket watches were not practical in combat, so this was the transition between pocket watches and the wrist watch that we know today. A trench watch is a small pocket watch; usually a ladies pocket watch that would mostly have a solid silver lug put on then a leather strap of some kind added. They were given the nickname of wristlets as they were considered more of a passing fad than a serious timepiece. They were held in such disdain that many gentleman were actually quoted to say “I would sooner wear a skirt than a wrist watch”.


The very first trench watch is unknown, but the first series of purpose-made wrist watches were produced buy Girard-Perregaux in 1880 for the German navy, but during World War 1 they were made by a few companies which included Omega and Longines. Later, several technological advents were credited with the British victory in the AngloBoer War (South Africa 1899-1902), including smokeless gunpowder, the magazine-fed rifle and even the automatic or machine gun. However, some would argue that it was a notso-lethal device that helped turn the tide into Britain’s favour - the wristwatch. While the British troops were superiorly trained and equipped, they were slightly outnumbered, and at a disadvantage while attacking the Boer’s heavily entrenched positions. Thanks to these recently designed weapons, a new age of war had emerged, which, now more than ever, required tactical precision. British officers achieved success by using these makeshift wristwatches to coordinate simultaneous troop movements, and synchronise flanking attacks against the Boer’s formations. In 1906, the evolution of wristlets took an even bigger step with the invention of the

expandable flexible bracelet, as well as the introduction of wire loops (or lugs) soldered onto small, open-faced pocket watch cases, allowing leather straps to be more easily attached. This aided their adaptation for military use and thus marked a turning point in the development of wrist watches for men. Another timely issue was the vulnerability of the glass crystal when worn during combat. This was addressed by utilising “pierced metal covers”, frequently called shrapnel guards. These were basically metal grills (often made of silver), placed over the dial of the watch— thereby protecting the glass from damage while still allowing the time to be easily read. A less common solution was the use of leather covers, snapped into place over the watch. While they did offer protection from damage, they were cumbersome to use, and thus were primarily seen in the extreme climates of Australia and Africa. Even with their success in combat, the popularity of the wristwatch was still limited to ladies’ models. They didn’t reach the mainstream market until some two decades later, when soldiers from around the world converged on Europe to help defeat the German Empire in WWI (1914-1919). Due to the strategic lessons learned in the Boer War, the demand for reliable, accurate wristwatches was now at its peak.

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Be Your Own Interior Designer Whether you’re planning a room from scratch or freshening up an existing scheme, it can be hard to know where to start. Fired Earth offers a design service for bathrooms and kitchens (0845 293 8798;

Creating a successful space involves a complex blend of practical and aesthetic considerations. As well as the nitty gritty of wiring and plumbing, there’s wallpaper, paint colours and fabric to select, window treatments to decide on, storage to incorporate, furniture to choose and finishing touches to arrange. How can you ensure that you do it correctly?

28 Never fear: it’s simply a question of taking things step by step, using a straightforward, logical approach. Careful planning is invaluable in helping firm up your ideas, work out your budget and timetable and, above all, avoid expensive mistakes. First comes space planning. Measure your room accurately and draw a plan to scale on graph paper, marking in windows, doors, fireplaces, fitted cupboards, pipes, radiators, plug sockets, light fittings and so on. Consider the room’s size and shape, and its architectural style. Will they affect the way in which you decorate? Are there special considerations, such as lack of space or light, or an important original feature? At this stage, consider whether it would be helpful to move a wall, pipe or radiator, enlarge a window, hang the door the other way around or add extra plug sockets or light switches. Perhaps you can conceal

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Next, plan the positions of major items of furniture. On a separate sheet of graph paper, sketch the approximate shapes of your furnishings, as if you were looking at them from above, using the same scale as your room plan. Then simply cut them out, place them on your master plan and assess how well they fit in to the space, ensuring that you allow enough activity room between and around them. Think about who uses the room, when and how. Move your ‘furniture’ around as necessary and, eventually, the optimum arrangement will become apparent.

Then, take a large piece of neutral-coloured card as a base, and arrange the images or swatches on it. It helps if you place the samples roughly in accordance with where they will be in the room. With all the ingredients together, you’ll have a really effective overview of how colours, patterns, shapes and textures work together and can assess the overall effect.

To complement the floorplan and ensure that all the decorative elements of a room work together, professional designers create a ‘sample board’: a visual memo of all the different pieces that go towards making up the room. Before you start, you’ll need to find some images of your proposed furniture, flooring, lighting and accessories, as well as swatches of fabric, wallpaper and paint. Try to keep the samples in proportion to the size they’ll be in real life. You can also include

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