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HEALTH & BEAUTY SUPPLEMENT <strong>inside</strong><br />

Inspirational Interiors • Fabulous Fashion • Delicious Dishes<br />

PRICELESS<br />

DECEMBER <strong>2017</strong>


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Contents<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

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FINE DINING<br />

Maggie Alderson’s homes<br />

with dining rooms made<br />

for celebrating Christmas<br />

DECEMBER NOTEBOOK<br />

Fill your diary with handpicked<br />

events going on<br />

around the Weald<br />

COMFORT & JOY<br />

Kali Hamerton-Stove’s<br />

beautiful and contemporary<br />

oast conversion<br />

GET THE LOOK<br />

Emulate Kali’s fairtrade style<br />

HEY, GOOD COOKIN’<br />

Prep in style with our rundown<br />

of the latest cookers<br />

WEALDEN TIMES<br />

MIDWINTER FAIR<br />

IN PICTURES<br />

Julie Simpson looks back at<br />

this November’s three-day<br />

shopping spectacular<br />

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THE HOUSE ON<br />

THE HILL<br />

A designer renovation in the<br />

heart of Hastings Old Town<br />

GET THE LOOK<br />

Take inspiration from Shaun<br />

and Paul’s bold use of colour<br />

PRECIOUS METALS<br />

Helen Barton edits sparkly<br />

festive jewels for every budget<br />

STOCKING FILLERS<br />

Rebecca Cuffe picks goodies<br />

for the whole family<br />

NIBBLES FOR NOËL<br />

Pep up your canapés with<br />

recipes by Nicci Gurr<br />

BACK TO OUR ROOTS<br />

Jo Arnell gives her recommendations<br />

for homegrown veg<br />

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FESTIVE MAGIC<br />

Susan Elkin shares her educational<br />

thoughts on the Christmas Story<br />

WHAT’S ON<br />

Find out...<br />

COMPETITION<br />

Win a shopping spree at<br />

The Glades in Bromley<br />

FABLES FROM THE FARM<br />

Jane Howard looks back at another<br />

fruitful year at Coopers Farm<br />

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Guide price: £1,100,000<br />

Ticehurst<br />

A substantial detached family house on the edge of the village<br />

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms. Integral double garage, detached garage and extensive off-street parking for a number<br />

of vehicles. Well-maintained gardens. In all about 0.36 acres. EPC: D.<br />

Guide price: £1,350,000<br />

Staplehurst<br />

An attractive Grade II Listed farmhouse in a rural position<br />

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms. Fantastic family accommodation with a wealth of period features. Gardens and grounds with<br />

pond, garaging and parking. Cranbrook School Catchment Area. In all about 1 acre.


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A contemporary family house with wonderful views<br />

4/5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 1/2 reception rooms. Beautifully presented open-plan accommodation. Paved terrace and vegetable garden.<br />

Detached garden office/gym, detached sauna. Detached double garage. Cranbrook School Catchment Area. In all about 0.6 acres. EPC: B.


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been converted from a water tower, set in grounds of 1.4 acres with farreaching<br />

views over the surrounding countryside in a popular village.<br />

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BROOKLAND £895,000<br />

Equestrian Property | Four Bedrooms | Two Reception Rooms<br />

A unique detached family home with equestrian facilities including rubber<br />

school, paddocks and stables, a detached self-contained annexe, and yard with<br />

alarmed containers ideal for commercial use, set in approx. 1.66 acres.<br />

EPC Rating D<br />

TENTERDEN £550,000<br />

Two Reception Rooms | En Suite And Family Bathroom | Sought After Location<br />

A well-presented light and airy four bedroom detached family home with a large<br />

mature private rear garden, two reception rooms and is situated in a sought after<br />

location within easy access to the picturesque tree lined high street.<br />

EPC Rating C<br />

HAMSTREET £490,000 - £510,000<br />

Three Reception Rooms | Conservatory | Cloakroom<br />

Well presented executive detached 4 bedroom family home with garage and<br />

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school and railway station making it an ideal home to commute to London.<br />

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A recently modernised two double bedroom semi detached home with single<br />

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HOUSE OF THE MONTH<br />

1.<br />

1.<br />

Fine Dining<br />

Maggie Alderson finds homes to host the most joyful of Christmas feasts<br />

Christmas dinner – there’s nothing like it. The one meal of<br />

the year when the extended family gets together to eat far<br />

too much and drink far too much, while wearing silly hats<br />

and reading out sillier jokes. Dogs may be sporting antlers.<br />

It doesn’t matter if you hate one of the crucial elements of<br />

the meal – and everybody seems to loathe one of them, be it<br />

Brussels sprouts or brandy butter, with even Christmas pudding<br />

itself anathema to many. I’m not very keen on stuffing.<br />

Even if this year’s cook doesn’t make gravy the way you like it (too<br />

thick! too thin! he’s used too much wine! she’s used Bisto!), or there’s<br />

one in-law who gives you a severe case of the pip, there’s an overriding<br />

sense of joy to the occasion, which infects even the most whinging of<br />

Winnies with the jolly spirit of the Ghost of Christmas Present.<br />

Such is the happy reputation of the occasion that citizens from many different<br />

religions in our multicultural society choose to join in, for the lark of it – just<br />

as many British non-Hindus now celebrate the spring festival of Holi. Because,<br />

just as there is so much to like about playfully throwing around loads of bright<br />

colour – what’s not to love about a proper feast of (truly) Biblical proportions?<br />

While religious purists may say this is coming at it from the wrong<br />

angle – celebrating Christmas as an excuse to eat too much and Holi<br />

to give yourself licence to dump bright pink gulal powder on your best<br />

friend’s head – that’s a miserabilist way to look at it. Both festivals and<br />

their traditions celebrate joy. And joy has to be a good thing for us to<br />

acknowledge and cover ourselves with, whatever its derivation.<br />

All of which makes it a very good thing to have a wonderful dining room<br />

to enjoy the splendid banquet in. One big enough for a table to seat everyone<br />

and with décor – be it traditional dark walls, or a thrillingly contemporary<br />

scheme – to set the mood. Here are four houses with just such rooms.<br />

Merry Christmas. Hic.<br />

1. Sussex House Farm<br />

Where? Sussex House Farm nestles in<br />

203 acres of rolling countryside to the south<br />

east of Cowden, a charming village on the<br />

tri-border of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. East<br />

Grinstead is 7 miles to the west, Tunbridge<br />

Wells 8 miles to the east. M25 junction 6 is<br />

about 13 miles and central London only 35<br />

miles away. Cowden station is one mile.<br />

What? This Grade II*-listed house is built<br />

around a two and a half storey timber-framed<br />

house dated 1580. It has been owned by<br />

the actor Sir John Mills, and later by Roger<br />

Hargreaves, who wrote some of his Mr. Men<br />

books there. Sussex House Farm has been<br />

beautifully renovated by its current owners.<br />

In terms of accommodation, the floorplan<br />

spreads across three pages, with three cottages,<br />

a barn and a gym building as well as the main<br />

house. The ground floor there sprawls across<br />

six reception rooms, two large halls, one with<br />

original panelling, and an eat-in kitchen.<br />

Upstairs there are four bedrooms (one<br />

with dressing room and en suite) and three<br />

further bathrooms on the first floor, a master<br />

suite on the top floor. Outside there are<br />

glorious gardens, tennis courts, a swimming<br />

pool and serious equestrian facilities.<br />

How much? Sussex House Farm is on<br />

the market with a guide price of £5,500,000,<br />

in the care of Knight Frank, Tunbridge<br />

Wells. 020 7629 8171 knighfrank.com<br />

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3.<br />

4.<br />

2. Moorstock House<br />

Where? Moorstock House is a country<br />

estate of 18 acres in idyllic countryside<br />

in a private location, with views towards<br />

the North Downs. The nearby villages<br />

of Brabourne Lees and Sellindge have<br />

excellent facilities and sought after primary<br />

schools. The A20 provides access to<br />

the M20 and Ashford International.<br />

What? A Grade II Listed tile-hung<br />

brick house is believed to date back to the<br />

17th century with further additions in the<br />

19th and 20th. The ground floor has four<br />

reception rooms including a 31’ drawing<br />

room and conservatory with stunning<br />

views, plus a dining room and two studies.<br />

The kitchen/breakfast room has French<br />

doors opening onto a deck with views of<br />

the stream and original 17th century stone<br />

footbridge. The first floor has six bedrooms,<br />

three en suite – plus a family bathroom and<br />

a laundry. There is an attached one-bedroom<br />

annexe. Outside as well as landscaped<br />

gardens, with a heated swimming pool<br />

and changing rooms, there is a summerhouse,<br />

greenhouse, stable block with tack<br />

room and hay store, a large outbuilding<br />

with workshop, storage area and garaging.<br />

How much? Moorstock<br />

House is priced at £1,250,000 via<br />

Fine & Country, Tenterden. 01580<br />

766388 fineandcountry.com<br />

3. Headwinds<br />

Where? Headwinds is situated off a<br />

country lane within the village of Beckley,<br />

surrounded by lovely countryside in an<br />

Area of Outstanding Natural <strong>Beauty</strong>.<br />

The village has an ancient parish<br />

church and numerous Grade II Listed<br />

buildings, a pub and a primary school<br />

graded outstanding by Ofsted.<br />

Tenterden’s Waitrose is 20 minutes and<br />

Rye’s station, with its fast connection<br />

to St Pancras just over ten. Trains from<br />

from Robertsbridge (9 miles) take<br />

an hour and a quarter to town.<br />

What? A substantial Edwardian house<br />

dating from 1911 with later additions, the<br />

ground floor has an appealing rambling<br />

plan with a large drawing room, with<br />

French doors onto the garden and a<br />

handsome dining room, a snug and a<br />

kitchen/breakfast room with a study, a<br />

pantry and a utility room off it. There’s<br />

an adjoining one-bed annexe. Upstairs<br />

there are six bedrooms, the master en suite<br />

with a dressing room, plus an additional<br />

family bathroom. Outside there are lovely<br />

gardens, a stable block for five horses,<br />

with a manège, and two paddocks.<br />

How much? Headwinds<br />

has an asking price of £1,100,000<br />

with Phillips & Stubbs. 01797<br />

227338 phillipsandstubbs.co.uk<br />

4. Jack Fullers<br />

Where? Jack Fullers is close to the<br />

hamlet of Brightling and to Robertsbridge<br />

village, with a variety of local facilities<br />

and a mainline train station.<br />

What? Named after the 18th century<br />

politician and eccentric Mad Jack Fuller, this<br />

former coaching inn, with attached former<br />

coach house, was converted to a family<br />

home in 2006. The main ground floor<br />

accommodation comprises a sitting room,<br />

a music/family room and a kitchen with<br />

dining area. The adjoining coachhouse has<br />

a wonderful space – perfect for Christmas<br />

– with a large inglenook fireplace, with<br />

wood burner, a minstrels’ gallery and a<br />

superb vaulted beamed ceiling and French<br />

windows onto the lawn. Upstairs are five<br />

bedrooms, the master bedroom with an<br />

en suite shower room and lovely views,<br />

plus a family bathroom. There are two<br />

existing attic bedrooms on the second floor,<br />

with the possibility of converting more<br />

of the loft space. Outside, there is approx<br />

⅔rds of an acre of garden with mature<br />

trees and shrubs, a large raised terrace,<br />

good sized vegetable plots, two lawns<br />

and access to the garage and workshop.<br />

How much? Fine & Country,<br />

Cranbrook are seeking offers in<br />

excess of £1,100,000. 01580<br />

715000 fineandcountry.com<br />

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Editor’s<br />

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Thank you to all those who visited and exhibited at<br />

our magical Midwinter Fair. After three days of<br />

fabulous shopping, we’re well and truly getting into<br />

the festive spirit. Welcome to our special Christmas issue,<br />

packed full of seasonal goodness. Start out with a trip round<br />

Kali Hamerton-Stove’s Kentish oast house. Alongside running<br />

the boutique coffee shop Hamerton+Jones in Goudhurst, Kali<br />

is also a brilliant cook and has a real magpie eye for Christmas<br />

decorations. See how she and stylist Helen Bratby have<br />

prepped her home for our special cover shoot from page 52.<br />

If you’re intent on introducing bold colour to your home in the<br />

new year, take a look at Shaun and Paul’s incredible renovation of<br />

a six storey house in Hastings Old Town. Best of all, you can rent<br />

it for a stay yourself. We can’t get enough of the bespoke marble<br />

velvet sofas and fern-filled courtyard set into the sandstone cliffs.<br />

Home Gurr’own’s Nicci Gurr has been hard at work<br />

creating unique menus for <strong>December</strong> events throughout<br />

Kent. Somehow she’s squeezed our photoshoot into her busy<br />

schedule to create some exceptionally tasty and simple to<br />

prepare party canapés, as always using fresh, local and seasonal<br />

ingredients, some of which you can even forage for yourself.<br />

Elsewhere this month, indulge in a little sparkle with Helen<br />

Barton’s round up of costume and fine jewellery and flick to<br />

our health & beauty <strong>supplement</strong> for a wealth of pampering<br />

advice to help you sail through to January in style.<br />

Enjoy your <strong>Wealden</strong> <strong>Times</strong>, and have a very merry Christmas<br />

<strong>Wealden</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Team<br />

Editor ............................................................................................ Lucy Fleming<br />

Editorial Assistant ........................................................................Rebecca Cuffe<br />

Digital Editor ...................................................................................Emily Pavey<br />

Design .........................................................................................Powerful Pierre<br />

Design Team ..............................................................................Anthony Boxall<br />

Rob Cursons<br />

Phoebe Gilbert<br />

Tanya Goldsmith<br />

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Commercial Director ............................................................... Colin Wilkinson<br />

Sales Team ................................................................................ Hayley Biddulph<br />

Sarah Norwood<br />

Nick Robinson<br />

Distribution ....................................................................................... Kate Watts<br />

<strong>Wealden</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Events Team<br />

Sales Director ..................................................................................... Joy Adams<br />

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Previous pages: Christmas abounds throughout the ground floor of Kali’s oast<br />

This page: Delicious, freshly made treats on offer in the kitchen<br />

It can sometimes take a while to find a rewarding occupation,<br />

especially one that has to fit around a busy family, is both<br />

creatively satisfying and enables a connection with people.<br />

But when the stars do align it’s amazing how quickly things fall into<br />

place. Less than a year ago Kali Hamerton-Stove and her good friend<br />

(and now business partner) Sarah Crysell hatched a plan to open<br />

a café and shop in Goudhurst. Sarah is a talented and experienced<br />

cook, having owned and run Olive Stores in Brenchley, but it<br />

was uncharted territory for Kali, whose background is in PR.<br />

Kali admits to being a little reluctant at first, but it was a really good<br />

idea; “I love finding a café with a lovely shop in one place, where you<br />

can sit and relax, surrounded by pretty things. The more I thought<br />

about it and talked to Sarah, the more I imagined that in five or<br />

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This page: The kitchen leads through into the dining room,<br />

where quirky decorations grace the dining table<br />

ten years’ time I would want to be doing this sort of<br />

thing. I simply wasn’t sure that I was ready, but you never<br />

are.” Their discussions started in January of this year<br />

and they kept talking. A decision was made by March,<br />

they invented a look and a name – cleverly constructed<br />

from Kali’s last name and Sarah’s maiden name – and by<br />

the beginning of May Hamerton + Jones was open for<br />

business. Roll forward just a few months and the business<br />

is thriving. Sarah, a talented cook, guides the menu and<br />

food offering, and Kali concentrates on the retail side.<br />

“Sarah does the baking in her kitchen, I help,” says Kali.<br />

“The menu is simple and homemade: we do three salads<br />

every day, a tart or quiche, sausage rolls, soup and a seasonal<br />

warm dahl or vegetarian soup. The most popular is smashed<br />

avocado and poached egg with chilli flakes on Lighthouse<br />

(the bakery in Ticehurst) sour dough toast.” They also sell<br />

Monmouth coffee, a cult brand that people travel miles for.<br />

When we meet at Kali’s home, plans for Christmas are<br />

in full swing. Lucky Kali has an expert on hand to help<br />

with decorations; her mother, Mary Kathryn, is over from<br />

Tennessee for a seasonal visit. They are busy decorating<br />

the house for a wonderful and very traditional family<br />

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“We mainly sell homewares and antiques, jewellery and<br />

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This page: The walls throughout the house are painted with warm, but muted neutrals.<br />

Presents lie wrapped in woven baskets beside the cosy woodburning stove<br />

Liberty ribbon, pony skin belts, ferns in old French dairy<br />

pots or bread tins and, of course, our very popular and<br />

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Above: The downstairs roundel has become the family’s library<br />

cashmere throws made by women in Nepal. “They are such<br />

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This page: A house of many levels<br />

– some of the rooms throughout<br />

the house are accessed by runs of<br />

stairs and steps, especially up to<br />

the bedrooms in the roundels<br />

the floors.” They made an offer and have not looked back.<br />

The oast house was originally part of a group of three<br />

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“There’s a round oast and a square oast here,” Kali<br />

explains. “We do our best with the curving walls and<br />

love the quirkiness. I don’t buy specially made curved<br />

furniture, but I choose furniture carefully so that it will<br />

fit the space.” The downstairs roundel has become the<br />

family’s library and is lined with bookcases. “It’s amazing<br />

how many books it takes to fill a library,” laughs Kali.<br />

“We thought we had a lot of books – we are both avid<br />

readers, but we haven’t come close to filling it.”<br />

The kitchen was the first space that they renovated,<br />

keeping the original shape and layout, but updating the<br />

cupboards and adding an all important island unit. “We<br />

live in the kitchen and living room,” says Kali, adding<br />

“I keep the tv in a cupboard, so that it’s not on display<br />

all the time, which means that if the children don’t see<br />

it they don’t immediately think about it, so they go and<br />

do other things.” A clever trick, that. Other than these<br />

two rooms I suspect that some visitors might choose<br />

to spend their time in Kali’s laundry. “It is the envy of<br />

all who survey it,” she laughs. “It has an extra drinks<br />

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This page: A pair of stag’s horns loom down from a dramatic<br />

(and very useful) blackboard wall in one of Kali’s sons’ room<br />

has made such a difference. It was so cold before we did it.”<br />

The walls throughout the house are painted with warm,<br />

but muted neutrals. “They are warm colours because<br />

it’s a big space and I wanted to feel cosy – especially in<br />

the bedrooms,” says Kali, adding, “I choose colours that<br />

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a moodiness. I love dark little rooms. The downstairs<br />

bathroom is painted with Farrow and Ball’s ‘Green Smoke’<br />

and Richard has a dark olive study. It’s like being <strong>inside</strong><br />

a little jewel box.” Kali admits to only one mistake with<br />

paint. “I chose a colour called ‘Arsenic’ to go on the <strong>inside</strong><br />

of some of the cupboards. I thought it would brighten<br />

them up and chose it because of the name of course –<br />

who wouldn’t want to use a colour called Arsenic? It was<br />

this really bright tealy-blue colour but it was way too<br />

much and made the cupboards look hectic,” she sighs. “I<br />

hated going into those cupboards and had to repaint.”<br />

The upstairs roundel, approached up a small flight of<br />

stairs, is a storybook room that would be the envy of many<br />

a princess. The pretty bed was hand made by Kali and is<br />

the room’s focal point. It has been painted pale blue and <br />

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This page: One of Kali’s sons’ room is dominated by two huge<br />

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Kali and Richard first met<br />

gold and is heaped with cushions. “I love beautiful beds,”<br />

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for each room.” The children each have a cushion with their<br />

initials on – this one has a big rosy red E for her daughter.<br />

The boys’ bedrooms are strikingly different. A pair of<br />

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down from a dramatic (and very useful) blackboard wall<br />

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it looks black) linen duvet cover that matches well with<br />

the blackboard. The sheets and pillow have an ostrich<br />

theme – to remind them all of the time Kali was attacked<br />

by one on safari. Her other son’s room is dominated by<br />

two huge framed and signed jazz festival posters from New<br />

Orleans. The jazz festival has a special significance for the<br />

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The master bedroom is uncluttered and tranquil, simply<br />

furnished with an old clerk’s desk and a delicate sofa that<br />

has been re-upholstered in bright Designers Guild green.<br />

“It’s my favourite colour,” she smiles. The office where Kali<br />

works on ideas is just outside the bedroom. There’s a mood<br />

wall with a desk below for putting together collections of<br />

finds. A new type of very sharp and functional scissors is just<br />

about to come on the scene – apparently every household in<br />

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Above: Kali can retreat to her office, where she works on ideas<br />

for the business. There’s a mood wall with a desk below for<br />

putting together collections of finds<br />

Right: The master bedroom<br />

looking old cinema chairs that were a bargain from Bristol,<br />

“By the time I’d had them recovered, they weren’t such<br />

a bargain,” she sighs. They do look great now though.<br />

Back downstairs and all is calm and Christmassy. Quirky<br />

decorations grace the dining table: sparkly grapefruit, stripy<br />

crackers, an exotic looking Indian plinth holding a candle.<br />

The tree shimmers with flamingos, rainbows and roller<br />

skates – and out of the corner of my eye, in nearly every<br />

room, I catch a glimpse of a Christmas pig or three. All<br />

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Hamerton + Jones is supporting small local businesses in<br />

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making and still life drawing classes. A portrait painter,<br />

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This page: Hamerton + Jones is the brainchild of Kali and her<br />

friend Sarah Crysell and is full of fair trade and vintage finds.<br />

“I like to buy things that are responsibly made, especially those<br />

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work of local artists, designers and craftspeople are rotated<br />

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going down very well. “Sarah and I have been so touched by<br />

the village’s support of the shop and café,” says Kali. It is the<br />

small businesses that are at the heart of village life and so,<br />

on many levels, the café is helping to promote and unite the<br />

local community, as well as bringing in visitors from outside.<br />

Perhaps one day all villages will have a Hamerton +<br />

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Midwinter Fair<br />

This year’s <strong>Wealden</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Midwinter Fair transformed The Hop Farm in Paddock<br />

Wood into a winter wonderland of festive shopping for three very special days<br />

Photographs: David Merewether<br />

What a show! Over 8,000 visitors<br />

enjoyed a great day of sensational<br />

shopping and fabulous food<br />

and drink at this year’s Midwinter Fair,<br />

sponsored by Harpers and Hurlingham.<br />

We were back at the Hop Farm in Paddock<br />

Wood for the second year with over 250<br />

exhibitors selling gorgeous gifts plus fashion,<br />

furnishings and food: in fact everything you<br />

could possibly wish for to create the perfect<br />

Christmas. This year’s Best Dressed Stand<br />

winner was Mac Creative, judged by Emilie<br />

from our sponsors Harpers & Hurlingham.<br />

In addition to the Street Food Café<br />

and Café Bakery, we introduced a Café<br />

Bar for the first time this November<br />

which was sponsored by Britain’s<br />

oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame.<br />

Local vineyards, distilleries and<br />

brewers offered tastings in the groovy, new,<br />

corrugated iron-clad space while Mrs B’s Bubbles<br />

served prosecco from a very pret ty Piaggio van.<br />

Shepherd Neame created a pub space specially for<br />

visitors and it proved a particularly popular haven<br />

for our guests taking a break from retail therapy!<br />

We were, as always, indebted to the show’s<br />

sponsor Harpers & Hurlingham for their<br />

continued support and to Dulwich Prep and<br />

Marlborough House schools who sent their<br />

choirs to entertain visitors in the Street Food<br />

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We hope to see you all at Hole Park<br />

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Meanwhile, do visit www.wealdentimes/<br />

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The House on the Hill<br />

Words: Maggie Alderson photographs: David Merewether Styling: Lucy Fleming<br />

Undertaking a<br />

mammoth restoration<br />

project, designer Shaun<br />

Clarkson, along with his<br />

partner Paul Brewster,<br />

have applied their<br />

unique and exciting<br />

approach to interiors<br />

to a six storey Regency<br />

town house in the heart<br />

of Hastings Old Town.<br />

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Previous pages: The bespoke emerald green leather<br />

chesterfield bed frame in the Admiral Suite This page: Two<br />

custom made marble-print velvet sofas sit below a 1940s brass<br />

chandelier in the sitting room<br />

Going round a house with the owners for this<br />

magazine is always a journey. How they came to live<br />

there, the changes they’ve made to tailor it for their<br />

needs, the lovely things they’ve collected along the way...<br />

Touring the six-storey House in Hastings with Shaun<br />

Clarkson was a little different, more like a master class in<br />

interior design, which is no coincidence. Since the 1990s<br />

Shaun has been one of London’s leading designers of bars,<br />

nightclubs and restaurants, working with Oliver Peyton on<br />

the legendary Atlantic Bar and Grill (ah, youth…), as well as<br />

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So if you’ve spent any of your adult life sipping<br />

cocktails in sophisticated London surroundings, it’s<br />

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“In 2006, I did 18 bars in the West End,” he<br />

says, happily. “I originally trained as a fine artist at<br />

Worthing School of Art and Kingston Polytechnic,<br />

then I ‘fell in with a bad crowd’, as my mother<br />

used to say, and started designing bars.”<br />

But fun as it is working with the most exciting<br />

names in hospitality – and as one of the experts on<br />

Channel 4’s ‘Four Rooms’ intriguing objects TV<br />

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“I always start with a mood board,” says Shaun. “A physical one, not just Pinterest<br />

boards and then I move on to a sample board for each room. This house is about<br />

colour and texture – blues and greens, reflecting the colours of the sea.”<br />

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Above left: A 20th century vintage chrome shelving unit houses a collection of vintage French dômes du mariage<br />

Above right: The screening room<br />

show – at a certain point Shaun and his partner Paul<br />

Brewster realised they also needed to do something<br />

for themselves, to have their own business.<br />

“In 2001, we had the idea for a ‘home-tel’,” says<br />

Shaun, “a big house that you could rent for yourself<br />

and friends, but not just as a self catering, also with the<br />

option to have it all catered. So more like a glamorous<br />

boutique hotel, but you take over the whole place.<br />

“But of course, we couldn’t do a nice four bedroom,” says<br />

Shaun, laughing. “We found a big converted barn in a field<br />

in Norfolk and did a 20-bedroom space which we called<br />

Cliff Barns, after the character in Dallas, in a glamorous<br />

ranch style. It broke the mould, offering a sense of escapism<br />

through the interior design and was very successful.”<br />

Riding on that they did another one, which they<br />

called Carrington House. “It’s Georgian with shoulder<br />

pads,” says Shaun. Also sleeping 20, the website (which<br />

I recommend a look at) describes Carrington House as:<br />

‘Bringing the style and substance of urban living to the<br />

Norfolk countryside… in exquisite style and splendour.​’<br />

Substitute ‘East Sussex coast’ and the same could<br />

be said of The House in Hastings, which is the latest<br />

in their home-tel portfolio, although it’s a bit cosier,<br />

sleeping just ten people and not designed to be as much<br />

of a party house as the two Norfolk establishments.<br />

“This is more like a home for us than the other houses –<br />

we wanted it to be somewhere where we would also want to<br />

come and stay. The other houses are more like nightclubs.”<br />

To reassure their new neighbours – some of whom<br />

had been a little alarmed by the party central reputation<br />

of the Dallas home-tels – Shaun and Paul have had<br />

them in for drinks and hosted a Macmillan coffee<br />

morning, making it clear they want to be part of the<br />

very special close community of Hastings Old Town.<br />

Particularly because Shaun already had a very strong<br />

personal connection with the increasingly fashionable<br />

seaside town. He’s been best friends with Alistair<br />

Hendy – proprietor of the amazing AG Hendy & Co<br />

homestore, on the Old Town’s High Street – from the<br />

age of seven, when they were at school together.<br />

“Alistair had the flat underneath ours in Shoreditch,”<br />

says Shaun, “and we opened our shop Pitfield London,<br />

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This page: The dining room can seat<br />

ten around a huge round red table.<br />

1950s metal and wood bookshelves<br />

display three large model boats from<br />

Ardingly, while opposite, glass-fronted<br />

original cupboards on either side of the<br />

fireplace display musters of stoneware,<br />

cabbage ware, pewter, silver and crystal<br />

‘let’s do something…’ we had<br />

already an affinity with Hastings<br />

from coming down to see Alistair,<br />

so it seemed the natural place.”<br />

Especially as the Grade II Listed<br />

six-storey Regency town house – one<br />

of three in a terrace built to house<br />

officers during the Napoleonic<br />

wars – with the most amazing<br />

views over the Old Town and out<br />

to sea, had just come on the list<br />

of a property auction house.<br />

Only someone with Shaun’s<br />

experience of overhauling properties,<br />

would have dared take it on. “It had<br />

been flats for years,” he says, “not<br />

touched since the 70s and it was<br />

pretty squalid. The flats had been<br />

condemned as unfit for habitation,<br />

which is why it came on the market.<br />

They were infested with wood lice,<br />

full of rubbish. We filled 39 skips…”<br />

Not only was it a massive job, with<br />

water running down through the bay<br />

windows, the listed status meant it<br />

all had to be restored in accordance<br />

with its original lathe and plaster<br />

construction. “We had to strip it<br />

right back and build it again, with all<br />

new windows. There was one original<br />

door left, so we had that copied for<br />

all the other rooms. We had to have<br />

new spindles for the bannisters,<br />

new stair treads... It took two years,<br />

using local builders and craftsmen.”<br />

And that was before Shaun<br />

could even start on putting in his<br />

colour scheme, although it was<br />

all planned in advance, as per<br />

his professional techniques. “I<br />

always start with a mood board,”<br />

he says. “A physical one, not just<br />

Pinterest boards and then I move<br />

on to a sample board for each<br />

room. This house is about colour<br />

and texture – blues and greens,<br />

reflecting the colours of the sea.”<br />

Setting out the framework for<br />

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Above left & right: New spindles for the bannisters and new<br />

stair treads were made by local craftsmen Left: The Net Hut<br />

Cloakroom pays tribute to the Old Town fishing community’s<br />

famous black wooden structures<br />

the stairs and landings are painted in Mayfair blue by<br />

Mylands, which Paul explains, with all the depth of his<br />

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based in Lambeth and by appointment to Her Majesty<br />

the Queen. All the paint in the house is by them.<br />

In a similar vein of continuity in both supplier and<br />

aesthetic, all the hall and stair carpets are by Designer<br />

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Leading off from it, the rooms on each floor are<br />

brought together by a unifying scheme within the overall<br />

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Above: At the heart of the kitchen are a marble-topped stainless<br />

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There’s yet another in the bathroom. The splendid<br />

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Shaun. All the taps in the house are from there. Just as all<br />

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No tooling around on Google for him. He knows his<br />

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Outside the bathroom is an intriguing group of<br />

dramatic ornately carved dark wood pieces – a bench<br />

and matching mirrors. I’m scribbling in my notebook<br />

trying to describe them, when Shaun chips in. “I had<br />

a bit of a moment with the Black Forest bench…” he<br />

says, solving my riddle in the first of many such<br />

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This page: The Cliff View room and adjacent mirror ball<br />

shower room<br />

instances when he knows the correct term for things.<br />

In the gorgeous Cliff View Room on the next floor down,<br />

I comment how much I love the fact that the two (simply<br />

heavenly) mid-century Italian chandeliers don’t quite<br />

match. “Ah, yes,” says Shaun. “They’re a French pair…”<br />

and I have another new term for my interiors lexicon.<br />

The curtains in here are in a very unusual multistriped felt<br />

in various shades of blue, complementing the blue walls –<br />

in the Captain’s Room next door, the curtains are the same<br />

fabric in shades of green, to go with the pale green walls.<br />

Both rooms also have a feature which is a theme<br />

of the house: glass fronted display frames containing<br />

massed collections of objects. In Cliff View there are<br />

18 Poole Pottery dolphins in various sizes, while in<br />

the Captain’s Room, it’s ranks of porcelain posies.<br />

The idea to put the collections in the wallhung<br />

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brilliantly effective. On their own, or even in groups<br />

of three or four, the posies would look twee and<br />

random, en masse they look witty and glamorous.<br />

He also admits that the various musters (‘group’<br />

doesn’t seem to convey the scale of them) around the<br />

house – there are white Wedgwood unglazed stoneware<br />

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his tendency to amass collections of things. “I’ve got<br />

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This page: A roll top bath nestles within the bay window in the<br />

Captain’s Room, with beautiful views out to sea<br />

This jumps out at you in the bathroom on this floor (I<br />

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House in Hastings website). Its walls are covered in gold<br />

mosaic tiles. They call it the Mirror Ball Bathroom. “The<br />

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occupied entirely by The Admiral Suite, an eye-popping<br />

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Above: The Cabin Room sits right at the top of the house<br />

of Shaun’s blue and green theme, with unifying blue<br />

walls throughout, Kelly green velvet upholstery in<br />

the rear section and wonderful marbelised turquoise<br />

and blue velvet on the sofas in the front. The bright<br />

yellow lamp shades make another appearance too.<br />

Also on this floor is the Net Hut Cloakroom – a<br />

guest loo rendered in tribute to the Old Town fishing<br />

community’s famous black wooden structures, the<br />

walls clad in horizontal black weatherboarding.<br />

Finally, down to the kitchen level, where the carpet<br />

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diamonds. The main piece in the kitchen is a marble-topped<br />

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was created by raising the legs of a lovely old table.<br />

Making the whole space pop is the knockout<br />

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It’s an eye popper, with a huge round table painted<br />

bright red, with ten matching painted and upholstered<br />

chairs, atop a sharp black and white diamond floor,<br />

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On the far side of the room, 1950s metal and wood<br />

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either side of the fireplace display musters of stoneware,<br />

cabbage ware, pewter, silver and crystal. A collection of<br />

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It’s hard to think when one, relatively<br />

small, room packs so much punch.<br />

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Opal Dia Ring, £2,195, G Cornell &<br />

Sons gcornell.co.uk; Chandelier Earrings,<br />

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Pearl Drop Earrings, £13.50, Serendipity<br />

Fashions, serendipityfashions.co.uk<br />

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Wooden Letter, £9<br />

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7 ESPA* | REPLENISHING FACE<br />

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SEED ENERGIZING RADIANCE MASQUE £29<br />

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11 CHARLOTTE TILBURY | MAGIC CREAM £70<br />

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9 Make Mine Metallic<br />

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11 Wind down this<br />

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Natural nourishment<br />

13 Luxury Bathing<br />

Our best buys<br />

18 Smooth & Calm<br />

Products to soothe<br />

winter skin<br />

20 Cosmetic Procedures<br />

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Dr Christine Or on<br />

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Luxury<br />

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page 13<br />

15 Beautiful Bodies<br />

Treatments for mums<br />

17 Face to Face<br />

Indulgent facials<br />

Smooth &<br />

Calm, page 18<br />

Editor’s Letter<br />

With end of year parties on the horizon and<br />

Christmas Day but a few weeks away, we think<br />

that <strong>December</strong> is the perfect month for a little<br />

well-earned pampering. Not only have you braved the<br />

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breaking point to get on top of your health<br />

and beauty regime? The WT beauty<br />

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solutions to problem winter skin, tracked<br />

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a selection of bathing pick-me-ups.<br />

Enjoy your <strong>Health</strong> & <strong>Beauty</strong><br />

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Quick Fixes<br />

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Quick Fixes<br />

Jo Fairley explains how to beat end of<br />

year exhaustion in speedy style<br />

Does anyone ever have more than five minutes<br />

to themselves, at this time of year…? Of<br />

course, we’ve got our Christmas shopping<br />

done and dusted at <strong>Wealden</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Midwinter<br />

Fair (well, I will have, anyway!) – but there’s still so<br />

much on the To-Do list that carving out me-time for<br />

‘pampering’ is almost out of the question, right now.<br />

Yet is there a time of year when we more need a boost…?<br />

It’s a long time since the summer hols, the days are hideously<br />

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Give yourself a five-minute facial massage. Everyone’s got five<br />

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2. Rather than fingertips, use the big muscle in the cushion<br />

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Wind Down this <strong>December</strong><br />

<strong>Wealden</strong> <strong>Times</strong> chats to organic make-up artist and holistic facialist Ellie Gill<br />

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What are the stated benefits of the treatment?<br />

The Aromawax Candle Massage is a luxurious<br />

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What products were used?<br />

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Once burned, the wax can be safely scooped<br />

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did it work for you?<br />

Kimberley tailored the back massage to focus<br />

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Any other benefits?<br />

The delicious, uplifting scent of the candle made<br />

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Kate visited Purenique in Hawkhurst for<br />

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the rose indulgence treatment<br />

What are stated benefits of the treatment?<br />

This is a full body healing treatment which is designed<br />

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What products were used?<br />

Rose restoring oil was used on the body, small heated bags<br />

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The treatment was incredibly relaxing, my skin feels<br />

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to Orthopaedic Consultants, Sevenoaks Medical Centre<br />

delivers the latest in private healthcare.<br />

Make an appointment 01732 622 145<br />

Sevenoaks<br />

Medical Centre<br />

Beadle House, London Road,<br />

Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 2JD<br />

www.sevenoaksmedicalcentre.com


WT <strong>Health</strong> & <strong>Beauty</strong> Supplement<br />

Spa Find Fingertip Facelift<br />

What are the stated benefits of the facial?<br />

The Spa Find Fingertip Facelift promises<br />

facelifting results by combining the best of East<br />

and West. It incorporates Chinese acupressure,<br />

Indian Ayurveda and Japanese Reiki with Spa<br />

Find’s own mineral-based beauty products.<br />

What products were used?<br />

Hannah used Spa Find’s Renewed Radiance<br />

Energising mineral-based beauty range,<br />

beginning with a face, décolleté, arm<br />

and shoulder massage and a full cleanse<br />

and exfoliation. This was followed by the<br />

Fingertip Facelift, starting with acupressure,<br />

then lymphatic drainage and a lifting phase<br />

topped off with a Plantox transformation<br />

peel off mask to ‘soften’ lines and wrinkles.<br />

Did it work?<br />

This is a very luxurious treatment: the time<br />

allowed is generous, the Kalmora Spa treatment<br />

rooms are large and comfortable and it includes<br />

a pretty comprehensive shoulder and neck<br />

massage as well as a hand massage and mask<br />

plus a scalp massage. The recommendation<br />

is for a series of treatments (1 a week for 4<br />

weeks, then monthly for maintenance) but<br />

I saw a real improvement after just one.<br />

Any other benefits?<br />

This is definitely more than just a facial.<br />

The treatment’s attention to neck, shoulders,<br />

hands and head added a different dimension<br />

and made it a very relaxing experience.<br />

Julie had the Spa Find Fingertip Facelift with<br />

Hannah at Kalmora Spa, Goudhurst. It cost<br />

£60 and lasted 90 minutes kalmoraspa.com<br />

Aveda Tulasara Facial<br />

What are the stated benefits of the treatment?<br />

Every facial at The Rye Retreat is bespoke to your skin<br />

type. My therapist Lucy suggested the new Aveda Tulasara<br />

techniques and products to deeply exfoliate and awaken my<br />

skin, leaving it feeling balanced, luminous and hydrated.<br />

What products were used?<br />

The treatment started with Aveda Tulasara dry brushing<br />

technique. This gently exfoliates and promotes skin renewal<br />

and feels very relaxing. This was followed by a cleansing mask<br />

and Aveda Tulasara Bright serum to hydrate skin from within.<br />

Did it work for you?<br />

My skin was left feeling super smooth and hydrated. I<br />

came away with an understanding of how to continue<br />

improving my own skin tone and tackle my problem areas.<br />

Any other benefits?<br />

The Aveda Tulasara range and techniques aim to restore<br />

balance in your skin and this facial took that a step further<br />

by combining reflexology, aromatherapy and massage in<br />

one treatment. I left feeling restored, relaxed and glowing!<br />

Kate visited The Rye Retreat for a bespoke 75<br />

minute facial, costing £80 theryeretreat.co.uk<br />

Face<br />

to face<br />

The WT beauty team tries out two<br />

indulgent facials on a quest for smooth,<br />

plumped and youthful-looking skin<br />

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WT <strong>Health</strong> & <strong>Beauty</strong> Supplement<br />

Smooth<br />

& calm<br />

WT tracks down products to combat the<br />

causes of and soothe problem winter skins<br />

The winter months can play havoc with<br />

even the most flawless complexions: the<br />

combination of the drying effects of central<br />

heating <strong>inside</strong>, and the chaffing of cold winds<br />

outside, can cause the blood vessels in the skin to<br />

change rapidly, aggravating redness on the face.<br />

This is a particular issue for the 10% of the<br />

population who the NHS estimate suffer from rosacea,<br />

a skin condition which mainly affects the face. In<br />

its simplest form, rosacea is redness on the skin<br />

caused by broken blood vessels and capillaries near<br />

the surface but more acute cases can involve spots,<br />

pimples and permanent thickening of the skin.<br />

As well as the weather, triggers to avoid for<br />

sufferers over the winter include spicy foods and<br />

alcohol as well as hot drinks and hot baths. It’s also<br />

suggested that gut health can have a direct impact<br />

on rosacea, so taking a probiotic and adding gutfriendly<br />

foods like kefir and yogurt to your diet<br />

will prevent the depletion of healthy gut bacteria.<br />

We’ve looked at some of the products<br />

available to help your skin this winter …<br />

A.S Apothecary<br />

Wild <strong>Beauty</strong> Balm<br />

concentrate #30<br />

An all-purpose balm for the face and<br />

body which draws on the power of botanical<br />

oils including pomegranate seed, jojoba, pine and<br />

rose. This hydrating balm will<br />

plump and revitalise without<br />

clogging pores and can calm,<br />

reduce redness and brighten even<br />

the most delicate skin. Melt a<br />

tiny amount in the hands and<br />

apply gently to the face, neck<br />

and décolletage to balance,<br />

rejuvenate and restore<br />

the skin. £42 for 30ml<br />

asapoth.com<br />

Angela<br />

Langford<br />

Scrub up<br />

This clearing &<br />

brightening facial<br />

exfoliator, made from a<br />

blend of papaya, bilberry,<br />

maple, lemon & orange<br />

creates a gentle but effective<br />

organic exfoliator for the<br />

face. The recipe of natural<br />

fruit acids mixed with jojoba<br />

beads removes dead skin,<br />

clears congestion and<br />

boosts radiance to reveal<br />

a refreshed complexion<br />

underneath.<br />

£27.50 for 100ml<br />

angelalangford.<br />

com<br />

ZO MEDICAL by Zein Obagi MD<br />

rozatrol normalizing Serum<br />

treatment for red, sensitised skin<br />

<strong>Health</strong> + Aesthetics skin clinic in Farnham report seeing real<br />

benefits from their rosacea treatment programme. Initially,<br />

patients use ZO skin health products<br />

on their skin, including Rozatrol which<br />

is specially formulated to help rosacea.<br />

After six weeks, laser treatment begins<br />

often with LED light therapy to speed<br />

up the process. <strong>Health</strong> + Aesthetics<br />

explain ‘Laser treatment is ideal for treating<br />

rosacea symptoms such as redness … as the<br />

laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the<br />

blood which causes the blood to coagulate<br />

and the unwanted vein to collapse, without<br />

harming the surrounding tissue. The<br />

treated veins then gradually disappear as<br />

the healing process occurs’. A course<br />

of treatments is required.<br />

Visit healthandaesthetics.<br />

co.uk for details<br />

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THE ART OF WELL-BEING


WT <strong>Health</strong> & <strong>Beauty</strong> Supplement<br />

Cosmetic Procedures<br />

Explained<br />

Award-winning Aesthetic Doctor Dr Christine Or talks us through<br />

the intricacies of common non-surgical treatments<br />

Wrinkle-Relaxing Injections<br />

What does this treatment promise? Commonly referred<br />

to as “Botox”, wrinkle-relaxing injections are highly<br />

effective treatments to smooth out the lines and wrinkles<br />

on the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines<br />

and lip lines. Botulinum Toxin is a muscle relaxant that<br />

works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscle. It is<br />

injected into specific muscles using a fine needle.<br />

Does it hurt? No. A very fine needle is used so<br />

it is not painful, although you may feel a few<br />

small pinpricks. No anaesthetic is required.<br />

How long does it take? Around 10 minutes.<br />

How long will the treatment last? It will usually take<br />

between 2 to 7 days for you to notice a difference,<br />

with the full effects seen at around 2 weeks after<br />

the treatment. As the weakened muscles recover, the<br />

wrinkles will gradually return after 3 to 5 months.<br />

Can I go out that evening? Yes, it will be fine to go out but<br />

it is recommended that you should have no alcohol for 24<br />

hours. You will also need to avoid the gym and sauna for a<br />

day or so. There is a small risk of bruising from the injections.<br />

Finally the cost! From £200<br />

Lip Enhancement<br />

What does this treatment promise? Lip enhancement<br />

using dermal fillers is popular amongst younger patients<br />

who wish to increase the volume of their lips, but is<br />

also effective in older patients to rehydrate the lips,<br />

correct asymmetry, define the lip borders and address<br />

“smoker’s lines” or “lipstick bleed lines”. Subtle natural<br />

looking lips can be achieved using advanced injection<br />

techniques and “trout pouts” can be avoided.<br />

Does it hurt? Local anaesthetic cream is used<br />

to numb the lips before the treatment and most<br />

patients find the procedure comfortable.<br />

How long does it take? Around 20 minutes.<br />

How long will the treatment last? Lip fillers<br />

usually last around 6 to 9 months.<br />

Can I go out that evening? It is probably best not to plan a<br />

night out too soon after having lip enhancement. Your lips<br />

will be a little swollen after the procedure and may well swell<br />

up more in the 24 to 48 hours afterwards before settling<br />

down over the next few days. Bruising of the lips can also<br />

sometimes occur. You will not be able to wear lipstick and<br />

should avoid kissing, aspirin and alcohol for 24 hours.<br />

Finally the cost! From £200<br />

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What’s On In <strong>December</strong><br />

Art<br />

Fri 1 Dec 6pm – 9pm, Sat<br />

2 – Weds 6 Dec 10am – 5pm<br />

& Thurs 7 Dec 10am – 4pm<br />

The Show Off Gallery,<br />

13 Harbour Street,<br />

Whitstable, CT5 1AQ<br />

Felt and Stitch<br />

An exhibition of Textile Art<br />

by Moira Searle: handcrafted<br />

felted women’s clothing; and<br />

Diana McKinnon: machine<br />

embroidered landscapes.<br />

Info: facebook.com/Show-Off-Pop-<br />

Up-Gallery-280385321972613<br />

Sat 9 Dec – Sat 10 Feb<br />

Maidstone Museum, St Faith’s<br />

Street, Maidstone ME14 1LH<br />

Concealed<br />

This new exhibition explores<br />

ideas of concealment with<br />

the ‘Art Textiles: Made in<br />

Britain’ group and invited<br />

artists including Sandra<br />

Meech and Sylvia Paul.<br />

Info: museum.maidstone.gov.uk<br />

Christmas<br />

Mon 11 Nov – Sun 24 Dec<br />

The Reindeer Centre,<br />

Capralama Farm, Bethersden,<br />

Kent TN26 3EQ<br />

The Reindeer Centre<br />

Christmas Grotto<br />

Pre-booking is essential to visit<br />

Father Christmas in his festive<br />

cabin, where every good child<br />

will receive a quality wrapped<br />

present and photo, stroll<br />

though the 150ft Christmas<br />

Grotto’s seven animated scenes<br />

and finally visit the animal<br />

barn to feed the reindeers and<br />

meet the other farm animals.<br />

Info: reindeercentre.co.uk<br />

Sat 25 Nov – Sun 10 Dec<br />

Rochester, Castle Hill,<br />

Rochester, Kent ME1 1SW<br />

Rochester<br />

Christmas Market<br />

This picturesque market will<br />

fill the historic Rochester Castle<br />

Gardens with a Bavarian Village,<br />

craft fair, live music, Dickensian<br />

characters, and stalls full of<br />

unique and unusual gifts. The<br />

market also coincides with the<br />

Rochester Dickens Festival<br />

from Saturday 2 to Sunday 3<br />

<strong>December</strong>, which celebrates<br />

the town’s connection to the<br />

great author with parades,<br />

processions, street performers<br />

and an open air carol concert.<br />

Info: visitmedway.org<br />

Sat 2 Dec – Wed 3 Jan<br />

49-51 Marine Terrace,<br />

Margate CT9 1XJ<br />

The Frosted<br />

Fairground<br />

With its own ice rink, Father<br />

Christmas grotto experience<br />

suitable for all ages and all<br />

the usual Dreamland rides.<br />

Plus there will be a schedule<br />

of events including a night<br />

at the roller disco with Mark<br />

Doyle and guest DJs and a<br />

special appearance from The<br />

Snowman and The Snowdog.<br />

Entry: Free<br />

Info: dreamland.co.uk<br />

Saturdays & Sundays Sat 2<br />

– Sun 24 Dec & Fri 22 Dec<br />

Tenterden Town Station,<br />

Station Road, Tenterden,<br />

Kent, TN30 6HE<br />

Santa Specials<br />

Meet Santa on a magical<br />

steam train with the Kent<br />

& East Sussex Railway.<br />

Tenterden Station will have a<br />

beautiful Victorian carousel<br />

with unlimited free rides and<br />

the trains will be festively<br />

decorated and inhabited by<br />

Santa’s elf helpers with their<br />

sacks full of presents.<br />

Info: kesr.org.uk<br />

Fri 8 Dec<br />

The Ferry House Inn, Harty<br />

Ferry Road, Leysdown-on-Sea,<br />

Sheerness, Kent ME12 4BQ<br />

Murder at the<br />

Christmas Manor<br />

A traditional 30s Christmas is<br />

interrupted by house guests,<br />

family rivalries, plotting<br />

household staff, and a<br />

mysterious murder. This <br />

digital<br />

kino would like to wish all its customers<br />

a very merry christmas and<br />

a happy new year<br />

hawkhurst rye bermondsey<br />

victoria hall rye road hawkhurst tn18 4et lion street rye tn31 7lb 10 bermondsey square london se1 3un<br />

www.kinodigital.co.uk<br />

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Food<br />

Nibbles<br />

for Noël<br />

Nicci Gurr shares a selection of favourite<br />

festive recipes fresh from the Home<br />

Gurr’own kitchen that she and her team<br />

have served for guests at various events<br />

they have catered for throughout Kent.<br />

“I have chosen these recipes as they also<br />

make great starters, and Christmas staples,”<br />

Nicci says when WT visits her Cranbrook<br />

smallholding. Simple, seasonal and<br />

absolutely packed with flavour, the following<br />

dishes are bound to please this <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Recipes: Nicci Gurr<br />

Photographs: David Merewether<br />

Styling: Lucy Fleming<br />

Find out more about Home Gurr’own’s creative<br />

farm food, made with local Kent ingredients<br />

for weddings, celebrations and corporate events<br />

by visiting homegurrown.co.uk. Tickets to their<br />

hugely popular Pop Up Restaurant, themed<br />

Night Circus for two dates only in February<br />

2018, are now available online at homegurrown.<br />

co.uk/pop-restaurant-2018-tickets/.<br />

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Wild Chestnut and mushroom crostini with gorse flower<br />

Serves 8-10 Prep time: 20 mins Cooking time: 45 mins<br />

Crostini are an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted<br />

bread and toppings. The best time to forage for chestnuts is late autumn /<br />

early winter in the woods around Kent. Gorse flowers have bright yellow<br />

flowers and are edible raw. They continually flower all year round.<br />

Food<br />

• 8 tbsp rapeseed oil – Pure<br />

Kent (purekent.wordpress.<br />

com) is my favourite, and they<br />

make a lovely smoked oil if<br />

you can track them down at<br />

one of their Farmer’s Markets<br />

• 2 garlic cloves, 1 peeled,<br />

1 finely chopped<br />

• 200g/14oz mixed<br />

mushrooms, chopped<br />

• 200g wild chestnuts,<br />

peeled and chopped<br />

• 1 tbsp coarsely chopped<br />

fresh flatleaf parsley<br />

• 1 tbsp fresh tarragon<br />

• salt and freshly ground<br />

black pepper<br />

• 1 large baguette (cut into<br />

8 slices) – I love the bread<br />

from Lighthouse Bakery<br />

(lighthousebakery.co.uk)<br />

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Slit the shells on the bottom of<br />

each chestnut in a cross. Bake until the shells split open –<br />

this usually takes about half an hour. (I like to shake the<br />

tin every 10 minutes to check on them.) Then cool and<br />

remove them from their shell before finely chopping.<br />

2. Trim the ends of the baguette and cut it into slices about<br />

2cm thick. Place on a large baking sheet and bake or grill<br />

until lightly toasted. Rub each slice of baguette lightly with<br />

the whole garlic clove and brush with some rapeseed oil.<br />

3. Heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan, add the chopped<br />

garlic and cook for one minute, next add the mushrooms<br />

and chestnuts then fry until hot all the way through.<br />

4. Stir in the parsley and tarragon and season with<br />

salt and freshly ground black pepper.<br />

5. Spoon the filling over the toasted baguette and serve<br />

with a bright yellow gorse flower on each one.<br />

<br />

Decorations:<br />

set of six glasses,<br />

£29.95,<br />

Maisie K<br />

maisiek.co.uk


Kentish to the core<br />

Frasers Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea<br />

Why not come and while away a few hours this winter<br />

and enjoy the new ‘Winter Wonderland Afternoon<br />

Tea’ at Frasers? Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches<br />

including turkey and redcurrant jelly, home glazed<br />

gammon and piccalilli, followed by Brie and cranberry<br />

tartlet and our delicious homemade sausage rolls.<br />

Tantalise your tastebuds with our delectable winter cakes,<br />

including Gingerbread and Clementine Trifle, Coffee and<br />

Walnut Praline coated Bauble, Chocolate Parcel, White<br />

Chocolate and Chestnut pinnacle. Top it off with a freshly<br />

baked Scone, Clotted Cream and Homemade Jam.<br />

£22.00 per person, available Tuesday - Sunday<br />

inclusive throughout <strong>December</strong>. Please contact<br />

us to make a reservation, 01233 756122.<br />

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Cookery Courses ▪ Chef’s Table ▪ Private Parties ▪ Corporate Events ▪ Hosted Meetings<br />

Vouchers for Christmas<br />

Chef's Table Exclusive Dining Experience<br />

with ever-changing menus created by Michelin trained chefs<br />

Half Day, One Day & Two Day Weekend Cookery Courses<br />

with Rosemary Shrager & Team<br />

Telephone: 01892 528700<br />

Email: school@rosemaryshrager.com<br />

RSCookerySchool RSCookerySchool<br />

www.rosemaryshrager.com<br />

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Decorations:<br />

glittery stick<br />

garland, £5.95, green<br />

ridged baubles, £3.50<br />

each, sparkly bird clip,<br />

£2.95, Maisie K<br />

maisiek.co.uk<br />

Food<br />

Wild duck pâté with clementine<br />

Serves: 8-10 Prep time: 20 mins<br />

Cooking time: 1 hr 25 mins, plus cooling<br />

• 250g butter<br />

• 5 rashers smoked<br />

streaky bacon<br />

• 135g onion<br />

• 4 cloves garlic<br />

• 1 bay leaf<br />

• 5g dried mixed herbs<br />

• 1 whole Gressingham<br />

duck leg<br />

• 2 wild duck breasts<br />

(or another duck leg)<br />

• 50ml red wine<br />

• 25ml brandy or<br />

Cointreau to give<br />

it slightly more<br />

Christmassy taste<br />

• edible gold leaf,<br />

to decorate<br />

1. In a thick bottomed saucepan, place your chopped<br />

onions, cubed butter, chopped bacon, garlic, bay leaf<br />

and mixed herbs. Cook this on a medium heat for<br />

about 20 minutes, the butter should be simmering<br />

and the bacon cooked all the way through.<br />

2. Add your duck, bones and all, and the wine. Cover<br />

with lid or greaseproof paper and pop into an oven at<br />

150°C for another hour until it is falling off the bone.<br />

3. Next add the Cointreau or brandy. The<br />

Cointreau gives it a slightly sweet citrussy<br />

tang which works well with the duck.<br />

4. Bring to the boil, then turn off the heat<br />

and leave to get to room temperature.<br />

5. Remove the duck bones and whizz the meat with<br />

a stick blender (or counter blender) until smooth.<br />

Pour into a terrine, and leave to set in the fridge<br />

overnight. The next morning cover and freeze or use.<br />

6. To serve: When you are ready, toast 6-8 rounds of<br />

stale bread, then cut out with a cutter. Spread the pate<br />

on the toast and garnish with a sprig of thyme, and<br />

a clementine segment for colour. If you prefer you<br />

can use sliced baguette for a more rustic look. <br />

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Food<br />

Parma ham, fig and<br />

goat’s cheese filo fingers<br />

Serves 10-12 Prep time: 20 mins<br />

Cooking time: 20 mins<br />

• 5 figs diced<br />

• 5 slices Parma ham<br />

or prosciutto<br />

• 100g British goat’s<br />

cheese – I like Kelly Hard<br />

goat’s cheese (http://www.<br />

cheesemakersofcanterbury.<br />

co.uk/cheese/kellys-goat/)<br />

• 125g filo pastry sheets<br />

(each about 40 x 30cm)<br />

• 50g butter, melted<br />

• 1 tbsp nigella/onion seeds<br />

1. Preheat oven to<br />

180°C, gas mark 4.<br />

2. Dice the figs into small<br />

squares, discarding the<br />

woody top. Grate the goat’s<br />

cheese if you can, or mash<br />

with a fork until spreadable.<br />

Combine with the figs.<br />

3. Lay the sheets of filo on a<br />

large board and cut into<br />

4 rectangles, each about<br />

10x15cm. Brush each filo<br />

rectangle with melted butter.<br />

4. Place a tablespoon of the fig<br />

and goat’s cheese mixture<br />

and spread it along the<br />

width of the pastry. Fold<br />

in at the sides and roll it<br />

up quite tightly to give<br />

a neat rolled parcel.<br />

5. Place on a baking tray<br />

lined with non-stick baking<br />

parchment. Brush the tops<br />

of the filo fingers with a little<br />

melted butter and sprinkle<br />

the nigella seeds over.<br />

6. Bake on the middle shelf<br />

of the oven for 20 minutes,<br />

until golden and crisp.<br />

7. Take a slice of the Parma<br />

ham and cut length<br />

ways into 4 stripes.<br />

8. When the finger roll is<br />

cool enough wrap one end<br />

with the Parma ham strip.<br />

I like to cut again in half<br />

and have some with Parma<br />

ham, and some without for<br />

our non-meat eaters.<br />

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Garden<br />

Back to our roots<br />

After a lengthly wait, Jo Arnell starts to unearth her soil-dwelling home grown veg in time for Christmas<br />

the season for the unearthing of root crops and<br />

what they lack in Christmas sparkle is made up<br />

’Tis<br />

for by the comfort and joy they bring to winter<br />

recipes. There is magic and quite a lot of mystery to the process<br />

of growing an underground crop. You can’t really see what’s<br />

happening until it is time for the harvest, so it does feel a bit<br />

like opening a present when you dig around in the soil and<br />

unearth your treasures. Some root crops are quick and easy to<br />

grow – radishes can be ready to pull up within 3-4 weeks, but<br />

others need more patience. Parsnips and leeks take months,<br />

slowly maturing through the year and turning the wait for the<br />

harvest into an act of faith. Luckily there are other crops that<br />

can be grown companionably alongside them until they need<br />

the space, and the other benefit is that unlike some vegetables<br />

that need to be harvested all at once, they can be lifted as you<br />

need them, acting like an outdoor larder – ready whenever<br />

you are. Many actually improve in flavour as the temperatures<br />

plummet, sweetening up as their starchy carbohydrates<br />

turn to sugar. If you plan well, shopping for this part of the<br />

Christmas lunch could be as easy as going into the garden…<br />

Underground storage systems<br />

The underground vegetables aren’t always roots. There are<br />

several ways that edible plants conserve food and moisture in<br />

order to survive in conditions that aren’t always hospitable;<br />

usually it’s a method for coping with periods of drought. Some<br />

store energy in starchy tubers, such as potatoes; an onion<br />

bulb is really a squashed down plant in a casing, primed to<br />

unfurl and grow once the spring arrives. We are all familiar<br />

with the veg patch stalwarts, though more exotic roots are<br />

becoming available, but be careful, as some are not hardy.<br />

Sweet potatoes and Mashua (like a nutty potato) need a long,<br />

warm growing period and will not survive a frost. Some that<br />

sound exotic are actually reintroductions of ancient varieties;<br />

Scorzonera is a hardy, rugged looking root and Skirret,<br />

which is like a multi-stemmed parsnip was apparently Henry<br />

VIII’s favourite (but then he didn’t have to prepare it).<br />

All in the soil<br />

A lot goes on under the ground. It’s a busy place, absolutely<br />

<br />

Cultivation<br />

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Parsnips – seeds may be slow to germinate – station sow/<br />

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Root crops need to grow in conditions that make it easy for the<br />

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Once lifted, cut off the leaves and stems to prevent<br />

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Entry: £32 including arrival<br />

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Music<br />

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A festive Christmas party with<br />

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Christmas<br />

trees<br />

On sale 1-3 <strong>December</strong> & 8-20 <strong>December</strong><br />

10am - 4pm (until noon on 14 <strong>December</strong>)<br />

Buy a tree and enjoy these<br />

benefits on the day of purchase<br />

* Free vehicle admission<br />

* Free Christmas tree sapling<br />

* Free mince pies<br />

* 10% discount in Bedgebury shop<br />

* Terms and conditions apply, Please see our website for details<br />

Don’t miss the winter specials<br />

menu at Bedgebury Cafe...<br />

For more information call 01580 879820<br />

or visit forestry.gov.uk/bedgebury<br />

Clangers, Bagpuss and Co<br />

Sissinghurst Castle Garden<br />

11 November <strong>2017</strong> - 4 February 2018<br />

Organised by the V&A Museum of<br />

Childhood, Clangers, Bagpuss and Co<br />

tells the story of these much-loved<br />

family favourites.<br />

Call 01580710700 for details<br />

nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden<br />

When you visit, donate, volunteer or join the National Trust, your<br />

support helps us to look after special places for ever, for everyone.<br />

© National Trust <strong>2017</strong>. The National Trust is an independent registered charity, number 205846.<br />

Photography © National Trust Images\Bagpuss © Smallfilms, Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.<br />

A variety of<br />

sizes available<br />

including<br />

10ft trees<br />

Luxury wreaths<br />

for sale<br />

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Ice Skating in the Park<br />

Calverley Grounds<br />

Friday 17 November –<br />

Monday 1 January<br />

TunbridgeWellsChristmas<br />

RTW_Xmas<br />

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Say it with us this year!<br />

Purchase your Christmas Cards<br />

& help support your local Hospice<br />

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Sat 9 - Sun 31 Dec<br />

Theatre Royal Margate,<br />

Addington Street, Margate,<br />

Kent CT9 1PW<br />

The Wizard of Oz<br />

The Wizard of Oz always makes<br />

for classic Christmas viewing,<br />

but this Wicked Productions<br />

pantomime version of the<br />

family favourite is reimagined<br />

with chart topping songs<br />

to accompany its stunning<br />

set, opulent costumes, and<br />

laugh-a-minute script.<br />

Info: theatreroyalmargate.com<br />

Sat 9 - Sun 31 Dec<br />

The Orchard Theatre, Home<br />

Gardens, Dartford DA1 1ED<br />

Cinderella<br />

The biggest royal ball of the year<br />

starring Louie Spence, Michelle<br />

Collins and Jayne Wisener.<br />

Info: orchardtheatre.co.uk<br />

New Year<br />

Sun 31 Dec<br />

One Warwick Park Hotel,<br />

1 Warwick Park, Tunbridge<br />

Wells TN2 5TA<br />

New Year’s Eve<br />

at L’amore<br />

See the new year in with<br />

glasses of bubbles, live music<br />

and an enchanting eight<br />

course tasting menu.<br />

Entry: £95<br />

Info: onewarwickpark.co.uk<br />

Winter Activities<br />

Fri 17 Nov - Mon 1 Jan<br />

(excluding Christmas Day)<br />

Calverly Grounds, Royal<br />

Tunbridge Wells TN1 1BT<br />

Tunbridge Wells<br />

Ice Skating<br />

Tunbridge Wells’ beautiful<br />

twinkling winter ice rink has<br />

festive music, food & drink,<br />

and sessions fit for all. Parent<br />

and toddler sessions will be<br />

available with seal skating aids<br />

and Father Christmas will be<br />

free for visits in his log cabin.<br />

Info: 01892 530613 /<br />

tunbridgewellsatchristmas.com<br />

Thursdays - Sundays Thurs<br />

30 Nov - Sun 24 Dec &<br />

Tues 26 Dec- Mon 1 Jan<br />

Brighton Music Hall, 127<br />

Kings Road Arches BN1 2FN<br />

Brighton Beach Igloos<br />

Drink, dine, or dance in your<br />

unique heated igloo with pier<br />

to pier views of Brighton’s<br />

award-winning beach. Igloos are<br />

available to share or exclusively,<br />

and you can also order food and<br />

drink for Christmas or hire a<br />

DJ for New Year’s Eve. Walkin<br />

bookings are available but<br />

reservations are recommended.<br />

Entry: Sharer Bookings Free,<br />

Exclusive Bookings require<br />

£150 minimum spend<br />

Info: brightonmusichall.co.uk<br />

Thurs 21 Dec - Mon 1 Jan<br />

Betteshanger Park Sandwich<br />

Road, Deal CT14 0BF<br />

Snow Tubing &<br />

Cave Crawl<br />

Snow Tube down an 18m<br />

artificial slope on a large<br />

inflatable ring to bring out your<br />

inner child this year, or explore<br />

over 100m of specially created<br />

snow caves hidden beneath<br />

Betteshanger’s artificial ski slope<br />

(suitable for ages five and over).<br />

Entry: Snow Tubing £5 for 3<br />

goes, Cave Crawl £5 each<br />

Info: betteshanger-park.co.uk<br />

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to change. Readers are advised to<br />

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issue is 4 <strong>December</strong> <strong>2017</strong>.<br />

What’s On In <strong>December</strong><br />

Ibbett Mosely<br />

AuctIoneers & VAluers<br />

Limited Liability Partnership<br />

The Auctioneer's Next Sale Will Be On<br />

Wednesday 6th <strong>December</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

Commencing at 12.30pm | Viewing 10.00am - 12.30pm<br />

The Auction Rooms, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1HJ<br />

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Gardening Courses<br />

Gift Vouchers for 2018 courses<br />

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THE CLAY ROOM UK<br />

POTTERY CLASSES<br />

Reignite Your Creative Side!<br />

Clay Taster Workshops, Adult Pottery Courses,<br />

Family Workshops, Private Classes & Parties for all occasions!<br />

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Orpington 07938 102062<br />

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Home & Interiors<br />

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Please call<br />

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Piano Shop<br />

Christmas Show<br />

At the Singing Soul Gallery<br />

November 24th - January 27th<br />

19 Stone St. Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3HF<br />

01580 714551<br />

www.singingsoulgallery.co.uk<br />

Tues–Sat, 9.30–4pm<br />

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For further information please phone 01424 773096<br />

or-email: battlemowers@btconnect.com<br />

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visit our showroom at The Granary, Station Rd, Battle. TN33 0DE<br />

Nevill Estate Yard, Eridge, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9JR<br />

01892 543233<br />

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Special Branch<br />

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Pruning, hedgecutting,<br />

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Highest quality<br />

Tennis surfaces<br />

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and all weather garden play areas<br />

MG Contracts is a family business with over 35 years’<br />

experience in building tennis courts and sport areas.<br />

The company provides free surveys & quotations.<br />

All courts are constructed to high specifications<br />

and are supported with a long guarantee.<br />

Please contact us for further information:<br />

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MG Contracts<br />

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Competition<br />

Win £250 to spend at The glades<br />

shopping centre in bromley<br />

The Glades Shopping Centre, South East London’s shoppers’ paradise, is nestled in the<br />

bustling borough of Bromley, where an abundance of fashion, gift and restaurant options<br />

will make Christmas <strong>2017</strong> your best yet. With more than 130 retailers under its roof, sources<br />

of inspiration can be found everywhere at the centre. For show-stopping party outfits or cosy casual<br />

clothing, the likes of M&S, Massimo Dutti, H&M, Zara, Karen Millen, T.M.Lewin, Hobbs and<br />

more will leave you spoilt for choice.<br />

Present-buying is made oh-so-easy, with retailers including Cath Kidston, Debenhams, L’Occitane,<br />

Jo Malone, Hotel Chocolat and the White Company, to mention a few, offering that special<br />

something you’ve been looking for. The addition of a new restaurant terrace with places to eat like<br />

Giraffe, Byron Burger, Wagamama, Ed’s Diner, Belgo, Yo!Sushi and Carluccio’s means there is<br />

something for all the family to enjoy.<br />

No Christmas shopping trip is complete without visiting Santa’s grotto, and this year The Glades is<br />

hosting ADVENTure Land, one of the most exciting festive experiences in London.<br />

This 40-minute interactive extravaganza will see enchanting elves lead families through a wondrously<br />

festive adventure featuring 24 doors, with magical seasonal games, music, jokes and even more fun<br />

to be revealed behind each one. The Big Man in Red will be waiting at the end with a gift and photo<br />

opportunity. Get your tickets now at www.theglades.co.uk. The centre will be open from 9am to 9pm<br />

from 11 <strong>December</strong> every Monday to Saturday to help you get the festivities wrapped up in a very<br />

stylish bow. Get into the holiday spirit at The Glades this winter for a truly Merry Christmas.<br />

How to enter: For<br />

your chance to win £250<br />

to spend at The Glades,<br />

just answer the following<br />

question: In which borough<br />

is The Glades Shopping<br />

Centre situated? Enter your<br />

answer with your contact<br />

details* in the online form<br />

at wealdentimes.co.uk/<br />

competition or post to:<br />

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Stone Street, Cranbrook,<br />

Kent TN17 3HF by 31<br />

<strong>December</strong>. There is no<br />

cash alternative and the<br />

prize must be taken before<br />

end of March 2018. If<br />

we are unable to contact<br />

the winner, we will select<br />

another. *All entrants’ details<br />

will be passed on to The<br />

Glades and <strong>Wealden</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

Events. Please let us know<br />

if you do not wish your<br />

details to be passed on.<br />

Congratulations to Ms D Elliott who wins our October competition for a Flint & Flame Santoku Knife<br />

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Jane Howard’s<br />

Fables from the Farm<br />

Jane reflects on a bountiful year at Coopers Farm<br />

It’s been quite a dry autumn, so<br />

this year the cows stayed out right<br />

up until the end of November.<br />

They’d happily stay out all winter if we<br />

gave them half a chance and plenty of<br />

hay, but weighing in at a hefty 700kg<br />

a piece they’d turn all the fields into a<br />

soupy mush with not a blade of grass<br />

in sight come the spring. So I’ve just<br />

brought them in and love the novelty<br />

of having them up by the house,<br />

bedded up and cosy in deep, clean<br />

straw. Having the cows in the barn also<br />

means that Christmas is<br />

coming (though no geese<br />

to fatten here as they’re<br />

one of the few animals<br />

not to feature in the<br />

Coopers Farm line-up).<br />

And that means I go<br />

into festive overdrive. My<br />

efforts extend far beyond<br />

the hall, as I deck every<br />

corner of this old farmhouse<br />

with industrial quantities<br />

of greenery gathered from<br />

around the farm. There’s<br />

nothing like swags of ivy<br />

and twigs of holly to create<br />

general Christmas loveliness and such<br />

abundance has the added advantage of<br />

hiding all the cobwebs. And ladies take<br />

note… the pagans considered holly<br />

to be male and ivy female, whichever<br />

was brought <strong>inside</strong> the home first<br />

would determine who would rule<br />

the roost for the following year!<br />

“the pagans<br />

considered holly to<br />

be male and ivy<br />

female, whichever<br />

was brought <strong>inside</strong><br />

the home first<br />

would determine<br />

who would rule<br />

the roost for the<br />

following year!”<br />

And then there’s the seasonal menus.<br />

<strong>2017</strong> was a great year for fruit and<br />

foraging and I’ve managed to store a<br />

fair amount of interesting produce for<br />

the Christmas table, though my girls<br />

make it perfectly clear that Waitrose<br />

would be the preferred option. I’ll be<br />

serving Dabinetts and Jordan’s Weepings<br />

– interesting old-fashioned apple<br />

varieties – exotically perfumed Meeches<br />

Prolific quinces and bowls of creamy<br />

medlars to go with the mince pies.<br />

The walnut tree went into overdrive<br />

– even though we forgot<br />

to beat it, which is<br />

apparently the key to<br />

success – and produced<br />

about twenty nuts. And<br />

while on the subject of<br />

beating, this year we got<br />

there before the squirrels<br />

and so will have cobnuts<br />

to go with the walnuts,<br />

and huge juicy sweet<br />

chestnuts, for which it<br />

was also a bumper year.<br />

And the table will<br />

twinkle with homemade<br />

beeswax candles which<br />

are quite easy, though time consuming,<br />

to make. In the autumn the wax frames<br />

full of honey are spun to remove the<br />

honey and then the wet and sticky<br />

frames are given back to the bees to clean<br />

up. The older, scruffier and now dry wax<br />

frames are then melted down to produce<br />

a pan, ideally a tall asparagus pan, full of<br />

molten beeswax. A long piece of wick is<br />

then dipped at either end into the pan of<br />

wax and hung over a chair back to cool.<br />

Once set, they can be dipped again and<br />

again and again until the desired length<br />

and thickness of candle is achieved. If<br />

I’m being completely honest, it’s jolly<br />

difficult to end up with a perpendicular<br />

candle, but heck, lean as they might<br />

they cast a far more interesting<br />

glow and smell utterly delicious.<br />

However, when it comes to alcohol,<br />

the family very firmly put their collective<br />

foot down and insist on the real thing<br />

– branded, bottled and bought – rather<br />

than obscure home-made hedgerow<br />

versions. It’s not for debate, although<br />

I do manage to slip in some sloe gin<br />

just to make the point! Cheers and<br />

Happy Christmas to one and all.<br />

Follow Jane Howard – and the farm<br />

– on Instagram @coopersfarm<br />

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