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Emporium e g la il V e h T to e m o lc e W 13 November/December 20 Get in touch! thevillageemporiummagazine @EmporiumVillage

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Where did 2013 go? Our last issue of the year is packed with ideas for Christmas treats, gifts and celebration events. What’s more they are all on your doorstep - no need to travel miles, struggle through busy city centres or pay sky high parking charges. For a chance to make Christmas extra special do enter one of our competitions – we have some really great prizes on offer. Remember you’ve got to be in it to win it. Looking forward to 2014, our January / February issue will be out early in the New Year. Could it be a good time to start a new promotion for your business? Do you want to publicise a community event? If so you will need to contact us by 3rd December to make sure you meet the deadline. Wishing all our readers and advertisers a very happy end to 2013.

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Features 6 Shop local this Christmas 8 Rugby lights switch-on y Christmas gender divide l Give it some welly! G Left over Christmas

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Your family Out & about Whats On? Your home Look good, feel good Your garden On the road Business & IT

Competitions z We will remember K Nature on your doorstep Z Winter Tyres

Business editorial

f Win Family tickets to see Sleeping

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Coffee cup trivia

Beauty at the Royal & Derngate

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Recipes

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; Wintery sausage and cabbage tart (see our website for more recipes)

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September / October winners £35 Deli Barn Hamper Mrs Hodges of Daventry

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£30 Skylark vouchers (there were 14 chickens!) Mr Fletcher of Bugbrooke

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Christmas, New Year, Charity Ball, Weddings..... Whatever the occasion, pop into

Mirror Mirror Dress Agency and browse our stock of new and immaculate ‘once worn’ outfits and accessories at fabulous prices! Great labels including..... Bernshaw, Condici, Coterie, Frank Usher, Jacques Vert, John Charles, Joseph Ribkoff, Linea Raffaelli, Luis Civit, Vera Mont..... .....and many more Currently stocking sizes 8 to 28 Finalists in the Newcomer Category of the Rugby Business Excellence Awards 2013

Special Occasionwear and Dress Agency

3 Churchside Arcade, Little Church Street, Rugby, CV21 3AW t: 01788 578820 / 07889 061925 e: info@mirrormirrordressagency.co.uk

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Looking for a beautiful outfit for that Special Occasion?

We are an independent business established since 1996,

Comefitting anda wide see variety our new exciting collections! of high quality children’s shoes. 9 Bank Street, Rugby, CV21 2QE 01788 573502

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J.J. PARRISS Parriss Jewellers JEWELLERS Exclusive range of new diamond engagement and wedding rings. For quality, value and service...

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Specialists in Jewellery, clock and watch repairs We pay top prices for your old gold and silver Phone: 01788 542671 or 01788 577225 • www.jparrissjewellers.co.uk 13 Regent Street, Rugby

Half price diamond sale now on Free £100 voucher when you spend £300 in store and £50 voucher when you spend £150, based on goods sold at full recommended selling price. Fantastic range of Newbridge Silverware, Christmas decorations & jewellery. Range of Lulu Guinness, Murano jewellery, Royal Scot crystal. Stockists of Rotary, Seiko, Pulsar Kenneth Cole and Dreyfuss watches.

Spoil yourself or someone you love this Christmas with something special from Terracotta ... Open Sunday November 24th for Xmas lights switch on Sundays in December Late Night Shopping in December or online www.terracotta-boutique.co.uk

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Shop local for Christmas RUGBY FM ROADSHOW SUN 24th NOVEMBER 2013, 12 – 5pm, Clocktower, Town Centre

Join Rugby FM’s, Jason Moss, on stage as he hosts some great live music, dance, games, magic, the Choir Idol final, carols from the Salvation Army and a very special guest, Father Christmas! He will also have his finger on the button as we countdown to the Christmas light switch-on! RUNNING ORDER... 12:00pm - Presenters on stage (Warm up the crowd) 12:10pm - Impact Dance with Hayley 12:40pm - Choir Idol ACT 1 (TBC) Bilton C of E Junior 1:00pm - Choir Idol ACT 2 (TBC) Henry Hynde Infants 1:20pm - Choir Idol ACT 3 (TBC) Cawston Grange Primary 1:40pm - Choir Idol ACT 4 (TBC) 2:00pm - Choir Idol ACT 5 (TBC) Announce Choir Idol winner 2:20pm - The Strawhouse Singers (Big Help Management) 2:40pm - Children’s Entertainer and Magic Show 3:00pm - Emily Burns (With her band / full line up) 3:20pm - ASH Stage Productions Theatre School (Music and Dance) 3:50pm - Dance A La Plage (Indie Pop Rock boyband / full line up) 4:20pm - Katy Perry Tribute (Kelly Brazil / Backing CD) 4:50pm - Rugby Theatre panto dames + Santa Claus 5:00pm - Countdown to lights and Fireworks... 5:05pm - Salvation Army band to finish... (subject to change)

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Get ready to count down the Christmas light switch-on with Jason Moss from Rugby FM and see Rugby town centre at its dazzling best! Hopefully it will make you sparkle too!

Food & Drink

Christmas Arts and Craft Fair A chance to pick up some great local, quality, handmade arts and crafts Christmas treats and presents for friends and family. Taking place in the grounds of St. Andrew’s Church on Sunday 24 and Monday 25 November, all stalls are covered and entrance is FREE. Drop by from 10.30am onwards and enjoy an all-together different shopping experience this Christmas!

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Fantastic Fireworks (5pm) Look to the skies as we bring the day to a close with a spectacular firework display provided by local and award winning company, MLE Pyrotechnics! Set to music, the explosion of colour, bangs, crackles and whoops of joy will send you home with a warm glow and smile on your face!

Rides

A selection of old and new rides including a funhouse, helter skelter, mini-rides, games stalls and much more. For the first time in Rugby town centre and dare-devils there’s the stomach churning ‘Twister’ and ‘Frogs’ – guaranteed to send you hopping mad!

Great Family Entertainment At this magical time of year we have not forgotten the little ones either with Punch and Judy, a magic show, bouncy castle, face-painting, bubble winterland and best of all – real life reindeer!

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Carol Service

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Santa’s Grotto No visit to Rugby town centre would be complete this Christmas without a trip to Santa’s magical grotto. Our special guest, can be found in the Clock Towers Shopping Centre (in what used to be the ‘Julian Graves’ store) on Saturday 7 and 14 December, and then from Wednesday 18 through to Monday 23 December. Open from 10am to 3pm there will be a nominal charge to include a present.

Don’t forget FREE parking after 10am in John Barford Car Park on Saturday 30 November and 1, 8 and 21 December!

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Unique and personal gifts... Jellycat, Traditional Wooden Toys, Terramundi Money Pots,Ashleigh and Burwood lamps,Lily Flame Candles, Radley, Kipling, Modalu, Nica, Juno and Fiorelli bags and accessories, Mens Gifts and much,much more...

we gift wrap FREE of charge.

31 Regent Street, Rugby Tel: 01788 570444 Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm www.etceterarugby.co.uk

Why not also visit Etcetera Style at 20 Regent Street for fashion and accessories... warm and cosy scarves, hats and gloves by Powder and Alice Hannah designs!

20 Regent Street, Rugby Tel: 01788 552400 Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm www.etceterastyle.co.uk

Cosford shooting ground Clay Pigeon shoot & air gun Club Situated just off J1 of the M6. We hold a Clay Pigeon Shoot every Sunday and also have an Air Gun Section with 2 range areas and covered firing points. Full membership available from £35

Call 07563 518090

Located at Heart of the Shires Shopping Village, A5 Watling Street, Nr Weedon, Northants, NN7 4LB Open 7 days 10am to 5pm. With 2000sq feet of indoor and additional outdoor space, the centre offers a large and varied selection of high quality antiques and collectables. Outside you’ll find statuary, planters and other outside effects including Kadai Indian Fire Bowls, teak garden furniture and wooden garden buildings and sheds.

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Do you remember Christmas as a child? The overwhelming excitement every time another door on the advent calendar is opened; the yearning to pinch just one of those Cadbury’s chocolate decorations from the tree; the horror when you realise that said stolen chocolate might mean you are naughty and therefore undeserving of Father Christmas’ generosity? Where did it all go? Now we are too busy worrying about the ever-dwindling bank balance, what size turkey to order, whether drunken Uncle Paul will end up starting World War III during Christmas dinner and which wrapping paper works best with our living room décor! That’s right – we have turned into our mother.

And then of course, there’s the matter of the presents. The temptation is to just say ‘sod it!’ and do the Christmas shopping online. It would be so easy... you could spend a few evenings browsing through the major brands, comparing prices and then ordering most of it via eBay or Amazon at the cheapest possible price. No beating your way through crowds, no Slade or Wizzard screaming ‘Merry Christmas’ every time you walk into a shop. Baa humbug!

No Christmas lights, sounds or feel... is not Christmas! See, that’s the problem – no matter how much we moan, a Christmas without the actual hunt for the perfect gifts is not really Christmas anymore. No, we don’t recommend starting the shopping on the Saturday before or last minute Christmas Eve panicking (why are there still people who think that is a good idea!!). We have found there are shopping solutions for all,

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it’s local and the shopkeepers and their teams know their products.

Embrace what is local. So, when it comes to the personal gifts, refuse to give up the Christmas shopping experience. If you decide to buy a scarf for mum, stocking fillers for the kids, individual gifts you want to see and touch it before purchasing it. So why shop on line?. We are so lucky to live where we do – Rugby has amazing independent traders offering quirky, individual shops selling giftware, clothing, bags, accessories and homewares. Daventry’s Sheaf Street and Bishops Court has long been home to a variety of local shops and galleries. Don’t forget that also on our doorsteps are the shopping experiences of The Old Dairy Farm at Upper Stowe, with its array of independent shops and restaurant, Heart of the Shires Shopping Village and if you have not been pop along to the lovely village of Long Buckby, much more than meets the eye. This surge in truly unique and exciting local shops means you can browse to your heart’s content, enjoying personal service from people who truly love and know their products. And the best thing is that you don’t have to go anywhere near a major chain unless you want to! And if you have not tried the independent cafés and restaurants en route.... you are missing a trick! Visit our website to see all our fabulous suppliers – they may not appear in your magazine, but they are worth investigating. www.villageemporium.co.uk

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Are your family difficult to buy for at Christmas? Why not treat them to some Rugby Town Centre Gift Vouchers? The vouchers can be used at over 70 outlets* in the town centre and are available as £5, £10 and £20 vouchers. *a list of participating outlets is available at www.rugbytowncentre.co.uk/ gift-vouchers

Buy online at www.rugbytowncentre.co.uk or from Rugby Visitor Centre RugbyTownCentre

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Shop local for Christmas We are stocking up for Christmas!

Beautiful planted gift bowls and planters

Fresh handmade Holly Wreaths Garden gifts

Seasonal plants Real Christmas Trees Winter Colour

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Bring the whole family to select your perfect real Christmas Tree

A Gardener’s Paradise Find us here...

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“...stylish for him...”

We have some scrumptious Christmas “...fabulous treats in store for you! for her...” www.harpersonline.co.uk Throughout November and December we will be serving tasty HarpersUK @HarpersUK Christmas inspired goodies. We have hearty hot meals, turkey 20 22 Sheaf Street, Daventry, Northants. NN11 4AB baguettes and a magical selection of home baked cakes & treats.

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e d i v i d r e d n e g s a The Christm This may be a huge generalisation but Christmas is not just a time of giving, celebrating and eating; it is also a season when male and female roles become very clear.

Does this strike a chord?

Christmas morning, presents are opened as mum runs around, grabbing every piece of wrapping paper, black bin bag in hand. Dad sits on sofa with his new book and cup of tea. Mid morning, mum’s basting the turkey that’s been in the oven what seems like three days, whilst grilling bacon for brunch. Dad sits reading his book, chomping on a selection box chocolate. Lunchtime and mum’s getting the vegetables on. Dad’s in the pub. Mid-afternoon, everyone’s eating Christmas dinner and mum’s running back to the kitchen as the broccoli’s still in the hostess trolley. Dad asks her to grab him a drink while she’s there. Early evening and mum’s re-washing the pans dad and kids washed an hour before. Dad’s snoring on the sofa.

Who were the ‘wise men’?

Well, simply put, it’s because most men don’t understand the point of wrapping a present just for someone to tear it off again. Therefore, they’ll leave the job until the last minute before moaning incessently and trying to talk a female relative into doing it for them. Maybe they do have a point. After all, when you think back to the very first Christmas as the Three Wise Men presented Jesus with gold, frankincense and myrrh, there was no mention of wrapping paper. We don’t remember reading the bible passage that said ‘and lo, the gifts were contained in small, decorative pieces of paper, festooned with bows and ribbons’. And for the most cynical of people, you could emphasise the fact that these were ‘men’ who were ‘wise’.

Top tip for the guys

But like it or not, wrapping paper is now part and parcel of Christmas, so here is our top tip for men who find wrapping presents a truly traumatic event – don’t! Skip the paper, opt for a gift bag and stick a nice big, ready-made bow on it. ‘Look, it’s a present!’ you can crow. ‘It has a bow!’

And then of course, there’s Christmas wrapping paper. For the uninitiated, this is simply a means to cover presents but for those in the know, it has become an emblem of the Christmas gender divide. Women can spend more on the paper, bows, ribbons and tags And even better, shop local and you may find than the present itself and hours will be spent they will offer a wrapping service. sticking, curling and personalising. Men will use half a roll of tape to stick ripped pieces of paper together into a what looks like an enormous spitball. Or as any brother might try, they’ll use tin foil as ‘it doesn’t require any tape and Skip the paper, opt moulds to any shape!’ for a gift bag and stick a nice big, ready-made bow on it.

Man Tip!

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Retail products, Self Fire Displays and Professional Displays Looking for the perfect gift ? The Peephole is situated in a delightful 17th century barn in the centre of Long Buckby.

Unit 10 Station Close, Daventry, NN11 4FJ

01327 703123

We have a wide selection of gifts and cards for family and friends, including a large selection of jewellery, children’s toys, exquisite handmade blown glass items, hand painted picture tiles and a large selection of Fair Trade gifts. 5a High Street, Long Buckby, Northants. NN6 7RE Telephone 01327 843638 Email peepholecrafts@gmail.com Easy free parking in adjacent Coop

Opening Times Mon - Fri 9am -5.30pm Saturday 10am - 4pm car park

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Vast selection of fine cheeses, sliced meats, olives, speciality scotch eggs, quality tea, farm fresh eggs and so much more!

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www.thedelibarn.co.uk   Christmas is coming! We have gift packs in the wine barn with Vast  selec4on   of  fine  cheeses,  sliced  me a wide range of wines & gifts from local growers and producers. olives,  speciality  scotch  eggs,  quality  tea fresh  eggs  and  so  much  more!   Gi#  hampers  made  to  order   Speciality  oils  &  vinegars  dispensed  in   store  

We  believe  in  suppor4ng  local  growers   and  producers  from  Northamptonshire   and  we  aim  to  surprise  and  delight  you   The Deli Barn, Unit 7, Heart of the Shires, A5 nr Weedon NN7 4LB Tel: 01327 342269 with  the  quality  of  products  from  our   county!   16 The  Deli  Barn,   Unit  mention 7,  Heart  The of  the   Shires,   A5  Nr  Weedon,   N7  4LB    Tel:  to01327   342269   Please Village Emporium when Nresponding adverts


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Open 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday 9.30 – 3.30 Saturday

Make your Christmas extra special with our xmas menu, fantastic gifts and xmas trees. Bespoke events catering available, celebration cakes, fresh sandwiches made to order, delivery service available. Gift vouchers available.

British produce at its best

Fresh bread daily, local meats, british cheese’s, Patchwork pâté, Marshfield Farm ice cream, Tracklements (an extensive gluten free range) & local eggs to name but a few of the fantastic things to try. Southam Rd, Ufton Nr Southam CV33 9PF

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Pen knives, Hip flasks, Cufflinks, Ties, Thumb Sticks Shooting Sticks, Walking Shooting Socks, Hankerchiefs, Jumpers Shirts, Wellies Waistcoats, Delightful Richard Cooper Bronzes, Gun Cleaning Kits, Cartridge Bags & Belts, Gloves & so much more!

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Win a family ticket (4 seats) for the 5pm performance of Sleeping Beauty on Sunday 8 December Following the huge success of Cinderella last Christmas, Royal & Derngate will this year stage an unmissable production of the traditional fairytale Sleeping Beauty. Spinning the magic Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane will lead a superb cast in Sleeping Beauty, marking their 16th Christmas season performing together! Sleeping Beauty has all of the traditional elements of Royal & Derngate pantomime but will have the added spectacle of fabulous 3D special effects, which include a walkthrough of the enchanted castle! The effects, combined with a top-drawer production, means that no-one will dare fall asleep during this fast-paced telling of the classic tale.

Entries must be in by November 18th, winner will be notified on 19th and tickets duly sent out. Please note tickets are not transferable for any other date.

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We have some scrumptious Christmas treats in store for you! Throughout November and December we will be serving tasty Christmas inspired goodies. We have hearty hot meals, turkey baguettes and a magical selection of home baked cakes & treats.

Book now for Our Traditional Christmas Dinner two courses for only £12.95 per person available Sundays & Mondays throughout December

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Delish Deli Wintery Sausage & Cabbage Tart Method….Preheat the oven to 180 - 200oc 500g shortcrust pastry 90g savoy cabbage shredded • Coffee Union hand roasted “Best in Town” Line a 25cm tart tin (metal is best) with the pastry and 2tbsp olive oil • Fresh bread & cakes 1. leave to rest in the fridge while you make the filling. 1 large leek chopped Homemade 2. Put the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion and 1• red onion chopped specials leek until soft and starting to colour, add the chilli flakes. 2• garlic cloves More seats, more products 3. Blanche the cabbage for 5 mins. Strain and leave to cool a ½ tsp chilli flakes ...and more! little. 6 old Englishmuch sausages cooked 4. Mix the onion and leek mixture with the cabbage and put in 400ml double cream bottom of the tart case. 200ml milk BOOK NOW FORthe OUR BISTRO 5. Slice the cooked sausages in half through the length and 6 eggs NIGHTS IN DECEMBER arrange on top of the veg mixture 1 tbsp djion mustard Hurry! Limited places available 6.Beat together the eggs, milk, cream ,mustard and salt and 100g mature cheddar grated pepper. salt & pepper to taste 7. Pour over the veg and sausages. Top with the grated cheese. 8.Bake for 40 -45 mins until golden and delicious

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Mary and Steve extend a warm welcome to all at The Shoulder of Mutton, a comfortable, friendly village pub set in the Warwickshire countryside, where you can eat and drink to your heart’s content, in pleasant surroundings. There is a large family garden and ample off-road parking. Traditional and modern cuisine is available, supported by a wide selection of quality wines and an ever-changing choice of real ales.

Christmas Menu from December 1st

Starters

Soup Homemade roasted parsnip & apple soup served with a crusty baguette & butter. Duck Pate A smooth rich pate accompanied with cranberry sauce and hot toast. Salmon Oak smoked salmon, beetroot puree & a cream cheese mousse. Beetroot Carpaccio A beetroot Carpaccio with warm goats cheese & a walnut salad garnish.

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Main Course

Warwickshire Turkey Orange & thyme buttered Warwickshire turkey breast with all the traditional trimmings. Beef Cheek Slow braised beef cheek, served with horseradish mash, buttered chantoney carrots & a bourguignon sauce. Cod Fillet Oven roasted cod fillet with a chorizo, tomato & butterbean stew. Mushroom & Brie Cranberry Wellington A puff pastry case stuffed with brie cheese, mushrooms, spinach & roasted hazelnuts.

Desserts

Traditional Christmas Pudding Topped with helping of hot brandy sauce. A Choice of Sweets from our Board Mixed Cheese & Biscuits Board

To Finish

Coffee & Mints. Available every day except Christmas Eve night & Christmas Day Christmas Day Open for drinks from 11.30-2.00 Boxing Day open lunch time for drinks - no food. New years eve, karaoke, advisable to be early - no food. Jan 2nd back to normal.

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The Old Plough

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Opening times : Every day 12noon-11pm Tel: 01788 878126

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Food served Mon-Sat 12-3pm & 6-9pm, Sun 12-4pm

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2 x 8oz Rump with traditional trimmings, hand cut chips and a bottle of House Wine £24.95

Curry Night Mondays

Private bar available to hire for funerals, weddings, christenings & parties. Regular Bands Dogs welcome Home cooked food

Two Currys & a bottle of House Wine £14.95

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Pie & Pudding £6.00 Traditional Sunday lunch 1 x course £7.50 2 x course £10.50 3 x course £12.95 Full menu also available

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Selection of cask ales, cosy log fires, call to book for Christmas and New Year – see facebook page for details and offers

Now a FREEHOUSE Open at 3pm on a Monday Tuesday - Sunday open 12am -11pm (12pm Fri & Sat) Food served Tuesday through to Saturday 12.00-14.00 and 18.00-21.00. Sunday 12.00-15.00

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What’s on?

A full list of events over the forthcoming months is available on our website www.villageemporium.co.uk/events/

Saturday 23rd November Willoughby Village Hall Christmas Fair 2pm Cake stall, toy stall, tombola, bottle stall, plants, produce, bric a brac, raffle & lucky dip for the children. Refreshments served. Saturday 23rd November Jumble Sale - Newnham Village Hall. 2-3.30pm.Entrance 20p. There will also be a cake & produce stall, tombola and teas. All proceeds towards refurbishment of the Village Hall. Saturday 23rd November The Trustees of Broadwell Village Hall invite you to their annual Christmas Fair, opening at 2.00pm. At 1.30 Santa will tour the village on his pony and trap. Refreshments available together with stalls, Christmas raffle of food hampers & presents for the children from Santa. Eyes down at 7.00pm for the Christmas Bingo with refreshments in the interval. Come early to get your seat. November 2nd 2013 Southam Annual Bonfire & Fireworks to be held at the Southam Cricket Club on. ‘glow bands’ will be on sale together with the usual jacket potatoes, hot dogs & soup. The Cricket Club will be open too so if you want drinks other than tea and coffee you know where to go! NO SPARKLERS PLEASE – THESE ARE EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN Entrance on the gates – FAMILY £7 up to 4 people – ADULT £3 – CHILDREN £2 (children MUST accompanied)’

Sunday 24th November Christmas Vintage & Handcrafts Bazaar, Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2LN. The stalls offer unique, beautiful & practical Christmas gifts or vintage fashion, retro home wares. Refreshments in the Vintage Tearoom, served on vintage china 11am – 4pm, entry £1 (under 16 s free) elaine@vintagestylerooms.com or 07732946155. This event will be contributing to support for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Thursday 7th November Wanda’s Winter Wardrobe Fashion Show to be held at Dunchurch Library..Tickets: £5 (includes first drink) – available at Dunchurch Library & Wanda Fashions or book by email dunchurchlibrary@btconnect.com or phone 01788 811355 6.30 for 7pm start. Friday 8th November City of Coventry Male Voice Choir presents an evening of entertainment at Leamington Hastings Parish Hall, Hill. The performance commences at 7.30 pm. Light supper served in the interval. Admission by ticket, Price £8, available from Pat Toole - 01926 632874, or Rose Hull 01926 634349. There will be a raffle on the night and proceeds go towards Parish Hall improvements. Saturday 16th November Leamington Hastings All Saints Church Christmas Market 11.30am – 2.30pm. Tea, coffee & light lunches available. Local produce, homemade cakes. Children’s Christmas Tree Decorations Competition. Many local craft stalls For more information or book a stall contact Marie 01926 632060

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Thursday 28th November Festive Floristry - Sylvia Shield will be demonstrating how to make a Christmas wreath and table decoration at Dunchurch Library. Refreshments & raffle. Tickets £3 from the library. Telephone or email to book your place 7 pm**All Funds Raised Support the Library**For further details on this events or how to volunteer Tel: 01788 811355 Email: dunchurchlibrary@ btconnect.com Website: www.dunchurchlibrary.org

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If you are organising a charity or community event, then let us know so we can publicise it for you. Just email info@villageemporium.co.uk Friday 29th November West Haddon Wassail in the High Street 6-8pm. Come and join this exciting start to Advent. Market stalls, food, music and singing - plus Christmas Tree Festival! Funds raised for Crisis at Christmas.

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Saturday 7th December Daventry & Rugby Area Vegetarians & Vegans “Festive Food for Vegetarians” Fair at The Methodist Church, Daventry (next to the Leisure Centre) 9.30am 13.30pm. Food tasting, cookery demonstrations, recipes, information & advice. Free mince pies & a drink. Free admission. www.daventryvegetarians.btck.co.uk or email daventryvegetarians@orangehome.co.u or Facebook/ daventryvegetarians. Saturday 7th December Lawrence Sheriff School Christmas Fayre 12-3pm. Come and join us for lunch from 12pm onward. Stalls & gifts, chocolate tombola , games & activities to try in the sports hall, school brass band & choir. All proceeds go towards fund-raising for the school. For more info please contact us at parents@lawrencesheriffschool.com Friday 13th December Christmas Theme Quiz in Broadwell Village Hall 7.30 pm. Light refreshments, and you can bring your own drinks for the evening. Prize for the winning team .PS don’t forget to think of a name for your team.

Saturday 30th November Christmas Food, Gift & Craft Fair 11 am until 2 p.m Guilsborough Senior School (NN6 8QE) . Organised by PTA. 50 plus stalls offering gifts and entertainment for all the family - Entrance £1 - Stall Bookings available from sylviaentwistle@ hotmail.co.uk or direct from the school on 01604 740641. Sunday 1st December Fobs Christmas Fayre 11- 3pm. Entry £1 including tea/ coffee. Held at Badby school, Badby. Come and peruse the many craft stalls, let the kids enter the secret present room where they can purchase a special present for a special someone (no grown ups allowed), try your luck in the raffle, and of course visit Santa in his grotto. Any enquiries can be emailed to fobsinfo@yahoo.com Wednesday 4th December An Evening with Glynn Dewis, “Re-touching your Photographs” Badby and District Photo Club, see professionals at work with this illustrated talk. Badby Village Hall at 8.00 p.m. Members and visitors welcome. Thursday 5th December Grandborough Farmers’ Market with a Christmas feel. 10am -12.30 at St Peters Church. Refreshments available.

Saturday 14th December Christmas concert - ‘Music for your pleasure ‘ 7.30pm The Royal British Legion ( Northants Group 4) In conjunction with. Daventry Brass band and 497 (Daventry) Squadron Air Training Corps. Daventry Community Centre, Ashby Road, Daventry. Interval refreshment tea/coffee & mince pies, raffle. Tickets £7.50 available from Royal British Legion Branch or in Daventry - Dennetts, La Patisserie & Osbornes or on the door. Rugby National Trust Association 2013-2014 Lecture Programme Dunchurch Village Hall. Light refreshments served, new members and friends welcome. Thursday 7th November 2.30 pm The Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851. Wednesday 20th November 7.30 pm Treasure Islands. Exploring the Hebrides. Thursday 5th December 2.30 pm The work of a Garden Manager.

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Even more choice at Soft Furnishings of Dunchurch

After a very successful 18 months trading in Dunchurch, Mickie Fenwick-Wilson has decided to consolidate her Soft Furnishings business into one studio. Customers will now be able to choose from an even larger selection without the need to swap fabric books and sample swatches between Dunchurch and the old shop in Clifton Road. With its bright, newly re-furbished décor and easy parking Dunchurch was the obvious choice.

“I’m really pleased that we can offer the full range of Harlequin fabrics under one roof,” says Mickie. “They are so beautiful and I just love the quality. There is also plenty of space to display

Even more choice at Soft Furnishings of Dunchurch

Bespoke curtains, pelmets and roman blinds, fitted if required.

her other stunning, competitively-priced ranges such as Voyage, Villa Nova and James Hare silks. Fabrics are available to order or you can take advantage of Mickie’s skilled team to make your items for you. With all her team in one place Mickie has extended the opening hours to Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturdays 9am to 3pm. Of course Mickie is still happy to do home visits to discuss ideas, share inspiration and measure up to ensure a perfect fit. Soft Furnishings is at 61 the Square, Dunchurch CV22 6NU. Tel 01788 813334.

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I have chosen to launch my new Nutrition & Aesthetics Clinic in Rugby as I feel there is a real potential and opportunity here in my local town. We all want some help to feel and look good, so my clinic is providing safe high quality treatments to sculpt your body.

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s a m t s i r h C Left over There are some things that linger a little longer than they should over Christmas – the hangover from those ill-advised ‘couple of pints’ on Christmas Eve, the tiny bits of wrapping paper and glitter the hoover refuses to pick up, the remnants of Christmas dinner, with the turkey entombed in an entire roll of commercial strength tin foil... But there is no need to simply pick at the turkey for a couple of days until you pluck up the courage to throw it away. Turkey is a versatile, much overlooked meat usually only reserved for the holiday season, which is a real shame as when cooked well and combined with various flavours and spices, it can more than hold its own against other lighter meats such as chicken and pork. Low fat and protein rich, it is also one of the healthiest meats available. Of course, you can’t simply carve off a few slices of day-old turkey and expect them to be a feast for the senses. But left-over turkey can easily be used as a substitute for chicken in a variety of eclectic dishes, such as paella, risotto, soups, casseroles and curries. There are also many herbs that enhance the meat’s delicate flavour; these include thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, marjoram and oregano. Americans often use a herb and spice combination using the herbs mentioned, sometimes with a little lemon thyme to add citrus tones. So don’t let your Christmas dinner go to waste - become a savvy chef this year and recycle your left-over turkey!

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Nature on your doorstep I have a Hedgehog in my back garden We all no doubt enjoyed the great temperatures and glorious sunshine of Summer, but Winter has now arrived, bringing with it cold and windy weather, short, dark days and a less than abundant food supply for our resident wildlife. Whilst we may have the option of warming ourselves by the fire or stocking up on food from the supermarket, British wildlife has to adopt a different strategy. Our wildlife cope with this dramatic change in weather in a number of different ways. Many mammals for example have evolved to grow thick and insulated winter coats which help in trapping a layer of warm air close to their skin. Even with this evolved strategy, Winter is a very trying time as energy demands are high and food sources are at an annual low. It is because of this very fact that a number of mammals adopt a very different and remarkable approach….. Hibernation! We have all found the idea of curling up in the warm and sleeping the winter away appealing, but how does it actually work? For a lot of us, when we think of “hibernation”, we think of Brown bears in Canada or North America fattening up in preparation for tiding down in a well-insulated cave for the harsh winter months ahead. However this very same strategy is adopted by a number of species right here in the UK.

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Hedgehogs are one such example but there are a number of other species including dormice, bats, grass snakes, newts’ even butterflies that have evolved to cope with the natural change in seasons. Hibernation is defined as “an extended period of deep sleep, or torpor that allows an animal to survive winter extremes” This is a very ingenious evolutionary strategy which, once triggered by a drop in ambient temperature, reduces the animal’s natural metabolic rate and lowers their body temperature. Thus reducing the animals’ energy needs, at a time when food supply is at an annual low. What I find truly remarkable about this strategy is that an animal, such as a hedgehog, which is very active, racing along through a bramble thicket in search of food, is able to slow down so dramatically and in doing so become so vulnerable. This is why it is so important that these hibernating creatures find safe refuge over winter. What a shame their timing so often coincides with November 5th when we celebrate Guy Fawkes. That bonfire looks the ideal spot for a long sleep until the celebrations start. As winter progresses and that pile of firewood diminishes, we should remember who may be tucked up at the bottom. As wildlife enthusiasts let us be mindful of those in our back garden who plan to sleep through this winter!

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Richard Knight Established 22 years

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Winter Tyres

I drive a lot and dread icy winter roads, but somehow the thought of parting with hard-earned cash for something as dull as tyres was a bit of a turn-off Then last November I had to hire a car in Switzerland, and I was amazed at the handling of the little vehicle and the confidence I felt behind the wheel, in what can only be described as less-than-ideal weather conditions - for that read snow, snow and more snow. I mentioned it to the Swiss friend I was visiting. She looked astonished, ‘It’s the winter tyres,’ she said matter-of-factly. ‘We always wonder why British people don’t use them.’ I was sold. On my return I called in at my local tyre salesman and asked for his advice. He suggested buying a set of cheap steel rims for my car and putting the winter tyres on those, storing the originals in my garage. The tyres improve handling on greasy roads, but will really come into their own in snowy and icy conditions, or wet conditions where the temperature is below 7 degrees. Braking and traction are improved immeasurably on winter tyres. If your car is rear wheel drive I’d say winter tyres are essential. If your car is front-wheel drive I’d still say they’re essential. Although the improvement in performance isn’t as great, it is still very noticeable. My friendly tyre-fitter suggests changing them over in November and running with them until February/ March depending on the weather. This year try some winter tyres. You will never regret it. They may even save your life!

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