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Eashing House

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The shape of colour...

As part of Surrey Artists Open

Studios at Wildwood, West Horsley,

Liz Hauck and Adam Aaronson are

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17 June, Liz’s expressive abstract

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two stunning houses. Samantha Bruce’s home in

Tunbridge Wells is a masterclass in the current trend for Vintage

Glamour, in a family context.

The other house is very different. Not currently in use as the

owner’s primary residence, they have redecorated this classic

townhouse with a restrained elegance in perfect keeping with its

Georgian proportions, zipped up with contemporary twists. I love

the framed classic Time covers. And if you’d like to see this house

for yourself - it’s available to rent on Airbnb!

Both these houses have particularly fabulous kitchens and

bathrooms – making them the ideal choices for this issue, with

our kitchen and bathroom supplement, which we hope will

inspire you to rethink your own two most-used rooms.

There’s a real shift of mood in both departments currently,

which I’m finding really exciting as I plan my own new kitchen.

Other treats in this issue include wonderful recipes for Spanish

food from a Kent-based Michelin-starred chef, summer clothes

to waft around in – and Josephine Fairley’s expert round of

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Previous page: A Ligne Roset ‘Togo’ sofa with matching ottoman, a

reproduction of a Czech railway convex mirror, prints by Ben Eine and a

fully working old electronic eye test found at a French market decorate the

sitting room This page: The photograph is by fashion photographer, Alex

Prager. The kitchen cupboard door handles are from Buster + Punch

The devil is in the detail as the saying

goes. But in Samantha and Dougie

Bruce’s house the details are more

celestial. Sumptuous velvet seating, a Moroccan

tiled feature wall, a lamp with a corset shade

– and not forgetting the deep copper and

white enamelled bath in the master suite.

And just in case anyone might be left in any

doubt there it is above that bath: the word

‘heaven’ emblazoned in a pink neon light.

It’s such a wonderfully warm and inviting

house it’s a surprise to learn Samantha almost

rejected the 1930s Tunbridge Wells semi out

of hand. She explains: “The outside of the

property didn’t excite me very much...”

But when she stepped foot inside the

parquet floored hallway everything changed:

“As you enter you can see right through the

kitchen and into the garden with trees beyond.

Also, the couple we bought it from had been

very happy here and I could feel that.”

Samantha and Dougie’s first task was to renovate

the kitchen to create an airy open plan family space

that maximised the outdoor view. First was a row

of bifold doors along the exterior wall leading


onto a terrace with decking laid in a herringbone pattern in

a clever nod to the original 1930s parquet in the hallway.

Rows of kitchen cupboards painted in palest duck

egg blue run along one wall – part of the house’s base

palette of pale blue and pink - in front of which sits a

huge marble island separating the cooking area from a

dining area with a matching bespoke marble table.

There’s also a cosy seating area with two hot pink

velvet vintage armchairs by a wood-burning stove set in

a white tiled feature wall. The room is so full of clever

and unusual detail it’s hard to know where to start.

“The cupboards are from Ikea with fronts from Swedish

online firm Superfront. I always say spend money on the

things you can see and I like mixing stuff. It’s like fashion.

You can be in a Topshop dress and wear it with Dior shoes

and feel amazing. My homes always have the same principle.”

If there’s an equivalent of Dior shoes in the kitchen then

it’s got to be the gold and silver cupboard handles and

matching light dimmer switches from Buster + Punch, the

design inspired by the volume controls of old amplifiers.

“I get very obsessed about small details. And I wanted

something nobody else had,” says Samantha.

There’s more clever detailing on the floor. The boards

in the dining and living areas are painted off white,

Above: The kitchen flooring has been laid with the tiles edging

into the wood to avoid a blunt cut off. Lighting was a bargain

buy from Le Mans in France. Bi-fold doors lead onto a terrace

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Above left: Two hot pink velvet vintage armchairs create a cosy kitchen seating area Above right: A Vivienne Westwood for the Rug

Company tapestry bought with Samantha’s inheritance from her grandparents

but the flooring in the kitchen work area is delineated

with hexagonal blue and white geometric tiles. But

instead of a straight join the tiles are playfully cut in

at differing angles to create a jagged tooth effect.

The stove and island unit point to a practical cook’s

kitchen but glamorous feminine touches are never

far away, such as the ornate French wall chandeliers

hanging in the alcoves on either side of the wood burner,

a huge vintage French mirror propped against a wall

(which serves a dual purpose of reflecting light from

the doors opposite) and a deco brass palm light.

“I love lighting. It makes me happy,” explains Samantha

pointing up at the row of pretty deco fan-shaped lights that

run the width of the room across the table. “I got these from

Le Mans in France. They were a real bargain. When Dougie

comes home he tells me off because I always have all the lights

on. But I adore the atmosphere different lighting creates.”

At one end of the table is an abstract portrait by St

Leonards based artist Rachel Glittenberg. “A lot of her

work is around themes of strong women, which I love.”

The pale shades are offset by pops of fun colour

such as the pink flamingo lamp next to the toaster, a

leopard print rug and a large framed photograph of

60s-styled models smoking by a swimming pool.

“It’s by a fashion photographer called Alex Prager.

There was a moment after the endless building when

we had a bit of money left over to spend on something

nice for the house. Dougie had seen her work and

asked me to choose one. Within a few weeks of buying

it one of her pieces sold for a big price and the value

suddenly shot up. But I can’t imagine selling it.”

There’s a second snug sitting room on the same floor,

dominated by a comfy Ligne Roset Togo sofa with

matching ottoman and a huge reproduction Czech

railway convex mirror. A row of prints by Ben Eine

line the wall above a 1930s Perspex console table. A

fully working old electronic eye test found at a French

market offers a fun diversion for any visitors.

There’s a second tiled feature wall in here too.

Samantha took out a tired brown tiled fireplace with

an electric fireplace and tiled the entire chimney breast

wall with pale pastel Moroccan Zelligh tiles. Logs sit

in a raised concrete fire bed. I ask if the tiles were not

a bit delicate for the area. “They’ve done fine. I don’t

do anything unless it’s going to serve a purpose.”

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skills have been honed professionally. She and Dougie,

who works in the music industry, moved to Tunbridge

Wells five years ago. At that time Samantha was

working in the fashion industry as a pattern cutter.

“I was bored with fashion and I was lucky enough to meet

Stuart Taylor, who runs design company 44th Hill. He took

me on and I got the chance to learn on the job travelling the

country working on all sorts of different commercial projects.

I learned so much, both in terms of project management and

design, but what I realised I really loved was the sourcing. So,

when the chance came to take on a shop lease I jumped at it.”

She hasn’t looked back and commutes three

days a week to open her shop, In House Junkie

on Norman Road in St Leonards-on-Sea. The rest

of the time she designs commercial projects.

“It is great fun but it’s harder than people realise

getting up at 5am on cold dark mornings to go to a flea

market or car boot and then lugging things home all by

myself. I often get men at markets saying, ‘You’ll never

lift that love’. And I think to myself, Oh yes I will!”

She seems to get a similar thrill from sourcing houses. “This

is the third house we’ve lived in five years. We’ve been here

three years and that’s the longest we’ve lived in any house.”

Is she nuts I ask? Doesn’t the constant renovation

get a bit much?

She laughs: “This house had no bathroom for about

nine weeks over one Christmas. It was the party season

and we were all having to have strip washes in the sink.

At that point I’d really had enough. But the same thing

always happens. I get the last lick of paint on, make it

all lovely and then decide I want to sell it because I’m

already itching to start over again. Renovation is addictive

because I think you get better at it each time you do it.

The thought of staying here for another five years and not

creating anything new would really drive me potty.”

And as she points out every property comes with unique

challenges. “Since moving here we’ve gone from a fourstorey

Georgian townhouse to an open plan former stable

to here. Next time I am craving a big modern glass box.”

In this current house one of the biggest tasks was to

convert the top attic into a large bedroom for daughter

Madeline, 12. It’s a room fit for a teenage princess with


Above: The master suite. The bed is from Selfridges. A corsetshaped

lightshade by Sera of London sits atop a 70s base made

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a feature wall covered in pink toile wallpaper bedecked

with zebras, flamingos and giraffes. Above the bed hangs

an unusual metal music light adorned with fat yellow and

pink bulbs. Built-in storage units fit neatly along one wall

under the window. The girliness is toughened up with

a Perspex dressing table set on industrial style legs.

Second daughter, ten-year-old Tippi Rose, has a

room which is a bit Alice in Wonderland meets a zoo.

Birdcage toile curtains juxtapose against a green and

white harlequin wallpapered feature wall. The animal

theme is resplendent in a feathered fake swan head,

a rabbit lamp sitting atop a tiger table and a stuffed

wolf peeping down from the top of a wardrobe.

The elegantly rumpled pale pink bed linen on the

twin upholstered French beds looks vintage but came

from M&S. Both rooms seem so age perfect for the

girls that it’s a surprise to learn they only recently

swapped bedrooms having each preferred the other’s.

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Previous page: The master suite’s dressing table is from The Conran Shop This page: The showstopper of a bath is from West One

Bathrooms. Curtains were made using ‘Inferno’ by House of Hackney

Selfridges – big enough to fit the whole family in. “A

bed is one of those things you have to choose carefully

because you buy one and you are stuck with it for years.”

The ocean liner effect comes with Deborah Bowness

‘swag’ wallpaper, a deep copper bath from West One

Bathrooms (bought as an ex-display bargain), a curvy

dressing table (bought from The Conran Shop several

years ago) and marble and glass side tables.

“Marble and brass just go together,” says Samantha.

“Both are luxurious, elegant and a bit girly.”

There are some fun saucy touches too such as a framed

copy of Playboy with Kate Moss on the cover and a

corset-shaped lightshade by Sera of London perched

atop a 1970s standard lamp base made with real ostrich

eggs bought from Sideshow Interiors in Norman Road,

near Sam’s shop. The corset shade was one of the first

purchases Samantha and Dougie bought as a couple.

The original stained glass bay windows are draped

with green ‘Inferno’ palm print curtains from textile

firm House of Hackney. The curtains and assorted

vintage cushions on the bed were made by Samantha’s

mother. Clearly creativity runs in the family.

Above the fireplace is a charmingly eccentric Edwardian

photo of a little girl holding up rainbows, found in

Wayward’s in St Leonards, which used to be across

the road from her shop, but has now relocated.

But what’s not on show here is equally important.

It’s all about those clever details again - the dressing

area hidden behind a stud wall, the vintage towel

ladder tucked behind the door and the inset tiled floor

under the bath. As in the kitchen, the tiles are set in

the floorboards at different angles. “I didn’t want any

edges to be square. I like the fact they are offset.”

The bath is certainly a showstopper, but is it practical?

“People ask all the time if we actually use it, but we do.

The girls are forever in and out of it. There’s a bit of

mess but I am not precious about stuff like that.”

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This Page: Daughter Tippi Rose’s bedroom is full of animals

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Above: Daughter Madeline’s bedroom. A metal music light with yellow and pink bulbs hangs above the bed

As she shows me out Sam spots the door to the

kitchen and frowns. “This is really bugging me. I

need to replace it. I bought a gorgeous piece of old

pub glass I am going to have made into a door.”

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some digital assets do in fact have a financial value and

must be valued as part of the probate process. These

might include a PayPal account in credit or online-only

bank accounts. You might hold cryptocurrencies such

as Bitcoin or Ethereum in encrypted digital ‘wallets’.

These assets have a clear monetary value and will pass

under the terms of your Will. This is all very well, but

without access to your passwords it may be impossible

for these assets to be dealt with in practice. Making this

information available to your executors when the time comes

should form an essential part of your estate planning.

Other digital assets have value through advertising or

subscriptions, though these values are often less certain. These

might include videos uploaded on YouTube, photographs,

articles or blog posts. For some, use of these platforms is

sufficient to earn a living and the amounts involved can

be significant. It will not necessarily be clear how these

assets can be valued for inheritance tax purposes and

professional advice is likely to be required by the executors.

Without direct access to your accounts, processes

allowing your next of kin to gain access can often be

long and complicated. When you think about writing

a Will you should consider who should access your

accounts and how to provide this information.

The same thought should be given to any computers,

tablets or mobile phones that could hold important data.

Access to digital assets with monetary value might be

particularly important where funds are required to meet

funeral expenses and other costs arising when you pass

away. Ensuring that your next of kin have direct access to

these assets would avoid any delay in using the funds.

These access issues have led to software coming onto the

market designed to hold details of digital assets under the

protection of a single master password. Some services allow

the user to delegate access to a nominated individual under


specific circumstances, such as death or loss of mental capacity.

Some software collates password information automatically,

while others require this to be updated manually. In this case,

care must be taken to ensure the record is kept up to date.

If you are less sensitive about the way your password

data is stored, you may wish to notify your next of kin

during your lifetime, or provide instructions on where to

find the information. The trick is to remember to update

that information each time a password change takes

place, or whenever you open a new online account.

For the less tech-savvy, physical storage of your data using a

memory stick, hard drive or even on paper might offer a more

practical solution. This method also protects your information

from improper access by hackers, though you should of course

ensure that the documents are stored in a secure place.

Whatever the extent of your digital assets, it would be

sensible to consider these when planning for the future.

Making a list of these is a good place to start, allowing

you to judge the size and significance of each account.

If you already have a Will in place, you should think about

making details of these assets known to your executors, along

with instructions on how to access them. You could keep

a list of these with your Will or in a safe place at home.

The most important thing is to make these details

known in advance. Specialist solicitors will offer an

opportunity to discuss how to manage your digital

inheritance as part of the Will-making process and

enable you to decide what arrangements suit you best.

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What’s in a will?

Samantha Ewing of Charles Russell Speechlys explains why

it’s essential to get professionals to draw up your will

More and more people are trying to prepare

their own wills at home, but the reality of the

problems this can cause are often overlooked.

A will is an important legal document and there are

various strict legal requirements which determine how a

will must be signed and witnessed for it to be valid.

Best practice when executing a will is for two witnesses

to remain in the same room with the testator and, once

the testator has signed the will, the witnesses should

then sign the will all in each other’s presence.

Sounds straightforward enough? Not necessarily so.

A recent Court case had to consider the validity of two

wills from 1998 and 2012 where the parties argued

over, amongst other things, whether or not they had

been executed or ‘signed’ correctly by the witnesses.

Even a simple mistake could mean that your will is

invalid. This could mean a previous will might take

effect, if you had one, which could contain gifts you

no longer want to make or include people you no

longer want to benefit – or leave someone else out.

It may lead to you dying ‘intestate’ meaning the

members of your family who benefit will be decided

by law, rather than according to your wishes.

Glossy flyers handed out by will-writing companies

or non-lawyers may seem to offer a cut price deal for

preparing a will, but there are always dangers in using

unqualified individuals to prepare one for you. ‘Will writers’

are often unregulated and don’t have to comply with the

same codes of conduct or regulation as a law firm.

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detailed advice on all the issues that could affect how you

should prepare your will, including tax and trusts (for example

for your minor children, or for anyone whom you wish to help

but who lack capacity to manage money themselves).

Problems with signatures - and even the specific

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Will validity claims are a costly affair both

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other family members and can cause irreparable

damage to family relations. There is no absolute way

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3. If you have had a diagnosis of dementia or similar

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you want to exclude someone significant, or have concerns

that someone might be upset with the terms of your will.

Finally, don’t forget that your will is private to you.

You have no obligation to tell anyone in your life what

is in it (with one or two exceptions), but it is obviously

sensible to tell someone that you have made a will and

where it is. Law firms will also usually offer to store it

free of charge for you, so you can be reassured it is safe.

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It is hard to beat the elegance of a large Georgian house.

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This one in the Surrey area to the south west of London,

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the surroundings, with views across to the parkland

around Hampton Court Palace. It is only the road

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The first impression of the interior of the house starts in

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Above: In the family breakfast room, Eames style dining chairs are offset by a chunky oak table, all of which sit below a stripped back

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panelling, pillars and cornicing. The chandelier is from a vintage

shop in Notting Hill, originally from a ballroom in Jersey. The

cocktail chairs and footrest are from Graham & Green

Eames style dining chairs are offset by a chunky oak table.

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Above the table, the focal point is a vintage Academy

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The kitchen retains hints of its past too; hardwearing

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soften the contemporary industrial look in this room.

It is a kitchen equipped for modern living, with a

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out against white subway tiles - perhaps where an

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The central feature hanging on chains over the

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White painted stairs lead up to the ground floor - and the

mood changes instantly, as we are lifted into another realm.

There is an immediate difference in feel as the more ornate

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Above: In the drawing room, barred mirrors reflect the Georgian

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Here there are corbels, dados, cornicing, pillars and

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The dark blue L-shaped sofa unit matches the lower

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a rustic stained oak circular table, its friendly shape set off by

the square room, making a welcoming entertaining space.


Above: The first floor is largely taken up by the master suite. Each room has its own big and beautiful fireplace, often decorated with

vintage mirrors, suitably cracked and worn in patches. The Isaac daybed is from

Again the wall lights, apart from the chandelier,

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while a huge antique station clock is enjoying a

glorious retirement, sitting as the focal point on the

mantelpiece, more art-piece than time-piece.

Adjacent to the dining room is a very handy little

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make the serving of food smooth running and invisible.

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Above and below: The top floor’s main bedroom is fun and

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light and fun attitude with a green bathtub

Queen, a yellow sofa and huge red Anglepoise lamp.

These rooms may lack the grandeur of the middle floors,

but this is more than made up for, as they are bathed in

light and have stunning views out across the parklands.

Outside are two walled gardens, front and back.

In the front mature shrubs and fruit trees line the

perimeter walls facing East, with a Yorkstone path

leading down to a door, beyond which is a ‘secret’

garden containing a summerhouse and formal pool.

The back garden faces west and has a Yorkstone terrace

and dining area overhung by a glorious old quince tree. It is

a mature and very well-kept garden, but it has the advantage

of borrowing the landscape of the park beyond, so that the

overall effect is large, leafy and in proportion to the house.

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about providing a welcome, living generously and


allowing the personality of the people living in the house

to shine through. This house manages to combine the

exuberance and fun of a smart new makeover with the

timeless elegance and poise of the Georgian period style.

It is a successful, blended marriage that transcends

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Whether you prefer a country feel, or a more contemporary vibe, there is a fresh new mood

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Trends in kitchens move

much more slowly than in

other areas of the house. Not

surprisingly, considering its unique

place as the heart of family life and

the investment involved – both

emotional and financial. For years

one kind of arrangement seems

to suit everyone, then suddenly –

wham! – an entirely new kind of

kitchen seems the only thing to have.

Just such a change is happening now.

In this new mood, the overall

look of one kitchen will still be

very different from another – be

it a country feel, or more of a slick

contemporary vibe – but they will

share a mixture of practical changes,

that will make them all still very

much the new kitchen.

These arrangements include

deep drawers instead of lower-level

cupboards, no handles on drawers

and press-open doors. A long central

bench and floor-to-ceiling wall

cupboards, rather than lower and

upper cupboards with a worktop

in between. Units which look like

freestanding pieces of furniture.

Open shelves rather than closed

cupboards. Entirely integrated


On the aesthetic side there are

some radical new choices, including

mixes of colours, textures and even

worktop materials in one kitchen,

and featured wood combined with

other surfaces.

Most radical is the arrival of high

glamour in the kitchen, via rich

metallics mixed with the enduringly

popular marble – and lots of it.

There is so much to be excited

about in this new world of kitchens.

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The Knole kitchen in Blue Hague. Kitchens from

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Different styles

may go in and

out of fashion,

but the country kitchen

will always be dear to the

English heart – but that

doesn’t mean it can’t change

and evolve. (Wheatsheaf

toaster, anyone?)

It might be as simple as

taking a classic Quaker style

and painting it a dramatic

colour, or mixing two colours

in one scheme, as seen in

the two kitchens here.

Other key modifications

which add an up-to-date

flair without losing the

classic charm, are having

deep drawers rather than

cupboards, and the biggest

shift of the new kitchen

– replacing wall-hung

over-counter cupboards

with open shelves and

dresser-style units.

Contemporary country

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be sourced from local tradespeople.

There is a walk-in pantry, with

spice racks, a hidden coffee station

and customised plate racks, and a

submerged wine cellar. For cooking

there is an Aga, Wolf oven and

induction hob. Prices for bespoke

kitchens start from £25,000

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The Manhattan, finished in solid

brass, £65,000 including appliances,

worktops and installation.

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It’s one of those ideas that

seems so right when you

see it, you wonder why

on earth we haven’t always

had outrageous glamour in

our kitchens. The days of

below stairs are long behind

us – indeed the kitchen is now

the most important room,

with an eat-in family space

top of the list for homebuyers.

Entertaining in the 21st

century means you are as

likely to be holding a glass

of champagne, as a wooden

spoon, in your kitchen. So

it’s time to think of this space

in a whole new way. And

to celebrate it with luxury

materials and rich textures.


This bespoke kitchen was designed as ‘a contemporary

kitchen pod landed in the middle of this period room’.

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Victorian Hand Painted kitchen, with oak cupboard

carcases from £30,000 0800 8600435

When the built-in revolution hit in the

mid-20th century it suddenly seemed

very backwards looking to have any

kind of furniture in the kitchen. As they got

smaller, denoting the decreasing amount of time

expected to be spent on domestic chores, with the

arrival of labour-saving gadgets and food (Smash!

Vesta curries!) and the hatch came in - even a

table was considered de trop.

Now kitchens are getting bigger again, within

multi-use living spaces, furniture seems like a fine

idea again. It breaks up the space, provides extra

storage – and comes as part of the kitchen build

The best of both worlds.


Chic Workshop from the Designer Line collection. Built in a former

industrial workshop for the shoot, showing the practical storage

elements, including the bespoke orange cupboard, with chairs and stools

and a designer bar counter. These units are from the Groove range

(Tabacco in the photo) and the Bolero range (Tangerine). The laminate

worktops are in Tabacco and Nano Black. Kitchens from £10,000.

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It’s been a long time since

we’ve seen much exposed

wood in a kitchen,

beyond the bleached oak of

a French Provincial dresser

or table, but suddenly

interesting timbers look very

fresh and appealing.

Paint is lovely, but the

grain and richness of feature

wood brings warmth and

integrity – and looks very

sophisticated mixed in with

contrasting white fixtures.


The Structura kitchen, from £15,400. Kutchenhaus

supplies fully rigid German kitchens built to order,

direct from the factory. There are nine different price

ranges, from £10,000 to £40,000.

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The Ambience TT/Pro features smooth, flushsurfaced

doors and crown-cut veneer finishes.

020 8300 8181


Pioneer of the modern kitchen

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Designer and maker of handmade bespoke kitchens and furniture. Established 1980

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The island is bespoke in American reclaimed oak with

ebony-stained drawer fronts, the cabinets are from the

handleless extreme matt range in Carbon. Kitchens from

£25,000 01932 584940

Black and white


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A classic monochrome kitchen, contemporary but still

cosy. From £20,000 01580 291221

What’s black

and white

and looking

good all over? The modern

kitchen. Dark colours are

very striking, but can be

a bit much for an entire

scheme. Pops of white set

it off perfectly, especially

if the textures are also

different, with matt black

and shiny white the

ideal combo and looking

particularly good, with a bit

of feature timber mixed in.

It’s a sleek contemporary

look, with a splash of

bohemian cool.


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Anatomy of a kitchen


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The vision

The Suffolk kitchen has been updated, with this most classic

of designs – the Shaker kitchen – pared back to give it a crisp

contemporary uplift, that’s a blank canvas to build on with

accessories and furnishings.

The range

New cabinets have been added, including countertop

cupboards which create the sense of a larder. The full-height

dresser-style cabinet has bifold doors, so they don’t protrude

into the room space too much when opened. In-drawer and

cabinet accessories allow customers to customise their storage,

with spice racks, cutlery separators and wet stores, and hidden

inner drawers, creating an extra level to store things like baking


The Charlecote island comes in a choice of options to be

geared more towards entertaining, dining, or food preparation

(or a bit of all three), combining drawers with spaces to tuck in

bar stools, and in a range of sizes to suit different spaces.

The cabinetry is made from tulipwood, plywood and oak,

with magnetic chrome catches and chrome drawer pulls.

Kitchens from £38,000.


We believe in a

different perspective.

You see a dresser. We see a kitchen.

That’s because we design our kitchen cabinets as pieces of furniture. The same materials,

the same attention to detail. Inside and out. Kitchens from £10,000.

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The water that runs through your

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Rainwater is ‘soft’ but when it flows

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Creating more lather means you

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Potts Ltd Oasis vanity guide price £6,200, tiles

£1,500 per square metre 01732 848444

Neptune Large Edinburgh washstand £2,385

01732 351866

The bathroom

The days of a tiled space as sterile as an operating theatre are over, now your bathroom is part of

your living space with furniture and accessories to make it a welcoming space to hang out in

Cranleigh Bathroom

Studios Heritage Blenheim high level

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Catchpole and Rye La Parisienne

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f course a

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where we both start and

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and inviting as the rest of

the house? Furnishings –

curtains rathe-han blinds,

wallpaper rather than tiles,

rugs as well as bathmats,

a chair or sofa if you have

room – add to that feeling,

but even better is to choose

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ware and have the added

bonus of integral storage.


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washbasin mixer in gunmetal

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Vola HV1 tap


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Ambra wall tap with plate

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Nero two hole wall-mounted basin

mixer in satin black £358.36

Tap into the trend

Classic chrome taps are timeless – but isn’t it time to give some other options a thought?

Brass is the metal of the moment, but black and coloured taps are looking very appealing.


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There’s nothing better than a good soak, so why not make the bath the central

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Aston Matthews Grid-45 shower panel from

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Summer is here and it’s time to rethink your

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There are still women who have a ‘signature’ scent, worn

all-year-round, for everything from a summer wedding

to the Christmas party. The modern trend, though, is

to build a ‘wardrobe’ of fragrances, because as Aerin Lauder

(granddaughter of the redoubtable Estée) observes, ‘You wouldn’t

wear the same shoes with a tennis dress and an evening dress…’

Well, I certainly wouldn’t. Indeed, there are fragrances in my

wardrobe that for me, are the equivalent of black opaque tights

and are put away each year at around the same time as my Wolford

Velvet Deluxes, waiting for the weather to turn in the autumn.

I love those scents precisely because they’re wonderfully

snuggleable and cocooning, but I find them almost oppressive right

now. So for me, this is the perfect time to switch to something

lighter, airier, fresher and fortunately (as you can read below),

there are lots of exciting new launches that fall into that category.

Before that, though, there are a few things

about wearing fragrance in the warmer months

that I think it’s worth remembering.

Champ de Baies

and Champ des Fleurs

eau de Cologne

£105 for 100ml L’Artisan


Hot weather and fragrance aren’t happy


Perfume is as vulnerable to UV damage as our skins. If your

fragrances are generally kept near a window, move them to

the back of the room where sunlight can’t damage them.

Keep them in the box, in a cupboard

Scent will last much longer if it’s not exposed

to daylight, let alone sunshine.

Best of all, keep your fragrance in the fridge

A normal fridge can be too cold – a wine fridge is perfect,

advises James Craven of Pimlico’s ‘scent mecca’, Les Senteurs.


d’Hadrien eau de


£91 for 100ml

Goutal Paris

Bel Azur

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Beware of wearing fragrance in the sun

Some of the ingredients in perfume can interact with sunlight, on

vulnerable skins, potentially triggering redness, itching and even

(in the cases of some citrus ingredients like bergamot), possibly

leading to pigmented ‘staining’ of the skin. This doesn’t mean you

can’t wear fragrance through the summer months, but if you’re

sunbathing, why not spritz a sarong, rather than your skin?

I always like to spray my clothing – I’m a walking miasma

of scent, basically – although do check first that it won’t stain

the fabric. This is easy to do: simply spritz a white tissue,

and if there’s no marking afterwards, it should be perfectly

safe for textiles. I’m a particular fan of spraying scarves and

pashminas, as well as the lining of jackets and even skirts.

Why not wear a scented ribbon…?

Spray a ribbon and tie it in your hair, or around

your wrist. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

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By Terry



Travel light

When you’re heading off on holiday, decant your favourite

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atomiser with the base of the Travalo, pump a bit (!) and the

fragrance is transferred almost magically to the travel spray.

These are available in sleek metals and some really

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But why not take a wardrobe of

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manages to travel with hand baggage. (Not something I’ve

ever achieved in this lifetime, nor am ever likely to.)

Colognes are perfect for summer, to be

splashed and spritzed with abandon

My top picks from this summer’s new launches

Fragonard Verveine

Fragonard’s scents are wonderfully affordable (find them

in M&S and Cologne & Cotton) and Verveine is the pure

scent of summer sunshine and sparkling water. Lemon and

grapefruit accent the energy of verbena – which is lemony in

itself – but there’s more staying power than you’d imagine,

thanks to undertones of patchouli, Atlas cedarwood and

amber. Fragonard also offer ‘layering’ opportunities – the

Verveine soap is divine.

£18 for 50ml eau de toilette

Goutal Paris Bois d’Hadrien

Eau d’Hadrien is the fragrance that put Annick Goutal –

one of the original ‘niche perfume’ brands – on the scented

map. Now, her daughter Camille is heading up the perfume

house, putting her own stamp on this innovative fragrance

brand which she’s renamed ‘Goutal Paris’.

Eau d’Hadrien has also now acquired a counterpart. If the

original is morning, with its airy, citrus notes, this evokes the

other end of the day, with woodsier notes of cypress, cedar,

pine, incense and musk alongside a bright echo of lemon.

£91 for 100ml eau de parfum

By Terry Soleil Piquant

This light-filled, carefree, sun-drenched fragrance is pricy,

for sure – but just in time for the getaway season, the 100ml

eau de parfum does come packaged with a security-friendly

8ml spray. Inspired by the Balearic island of Formentera, it’s

bursting with bright neroli, opening to almond blossoms,

and finally mellowing to notes of sandalwood and tonka


£185 for 100ml eau de parfum and purse spray

L’Artisan Parfumeur Champ de Baies and

Champ des Fleurs

Colognes are a big trend in perfume right now and they

happen to be a perfect-for-summer concentration, to be

splashed and spritzed with abandon.

Champ de Baies is the more intriguing of these two, I

find, setting out to evoke the feeling of a mulberry tree in

the early morning, ‘just before a heatwave’, offering crisp

nashi pear, tart rhubarb and bergamot.

Its counterpart is equally fresh and dew-drenched, but

captures a ‘field of flowers’, with bitter grapefruit and

crunchy pear giving way to lily of the valley and jasmine

petals, finally enveloping skin in cedar, amber and musk.

£105 for 100ml eau de Cologne

Tory Burch Bel Azur

Don’t blame me if you decide to redecorate your house

to match the chic blue-and-white box this comes in. The

bottle is also deep, deep sea blue – positively beckoning you

to dive into its refreshing blend of bergamot, neroli and

peony, whose breeziness fades into warm, sun-kissed notes

of creamy sandalwood and earthy vetiver. For someone who

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usual citrusy Eau de Cologne.

£73 for 50ml eau de parfum

L.K. Bennett Signature

This is one of my surprising new favourites, a definite

addition to my scent wardrobe. It’s a highly sophisticated

Chypre fragrance that has an airiness that’s just perfect,

right now, offering peppered citrus, tangy rhubarb (a very

on-trend note), silky rose, jasmine and ylang ylang, revealing

skin-warmed notes of powdery amber and woods as it

unfolds on the skin.

It’s incredibly accomplished – a new modern classic, I’d

call it – and I love that it comes in three sizes, including

a nicely affordable 30ml. (I’ll definitely be going for the

biggest next time, though.)

£35 for 30ml eau de toilette

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A Year of Wellness

Britain has one of the highest rates of allergies in the world, with 44%

of Brits suffering with at least one allergy. With hay fever season in full

bloom, Eminé Rushton shares her natural approach to allergy-management

June: Natural relief for seasonal allergies

We spent one summer,

several years ago,

flummoxed as to why

Wour eldest daughter (who was then

just four), had a continual cold. A

streaming nose, mild temperature,

sneezing, runny eyes – and unable

to shift it. That’s when we realised:

it wasn’t a cold – it was hay fever!

The misery of the condition, and the

symptoms that make it difficult for us to

go about our daily lives, such as sneezing,

itchiness, breathlessness and wheezing,

are caused by the body’s own exaggerated

immune response to the natural

allergens in pollen.

Our white blood cells

begin to make more of

a substance called


which has an




the body,

causing all of the symptoms above.

Traditional treatment is with antihistamine

medicine – to block

those natural histamines, and

dampen down their effects – and

yes, they can be very effective.

But they do not treat the root cause,

which is why some of us produce more

histamines in response to allergens

than others (and, indeed, why some

of us can deal with cats, dustmites,

feathers and pollen without a sniffle,

while others are reduced to

sobbing, wheezing wrecks).

A couple of years ago I

had the privilege of working

The misery of the

symptoms makes

it difficult for us

to go about our

daily lives

with leading integrative medical

expert, Dr Andrew Weil, and I grilled

him on this very subject (hoping,

too, to find some natural relief for

my daughter along the way).

For the most common ragweed allergy

(the most prevalent type of pollen that

we Brits encounter through spring

& summer), Dr Weil recommends

stinging nettle (urtica dioica), in freezedried

capsule form. Children under

twelve can take one capsule a day,

whereas adults (12 and over) can take

one capsule every two to four hours.

Dr Weil also recommended

quercetin – a natural

bioflavonoid, which

is most effective

when combined with

bromelain (a proteindigesting


from pineapple).

Studies have shown

that quercetin may

help stabilise the cells

that produce histamine, and within a

week of us giving our daughter a daily

capsule, her symptoms significantly

improved (Higher Nature make a good

one, as do Neal’s Yard Remedies).

The best thing, however, is to

begin taking these natural remedies

in winter, to build the body

up before the allergy season

kicks in at all (something

to remember next time!).

The best foods for natural

anti-histamines include apples,

yellow peppers, watercress,

onions, peas, parsley, thyme,

turmeric (which is an

Eminé Rushton is Wellbeing Director-at-Large at Psychologies magazine, and

co-founder of the conscious living blog, The Balance Plan,

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potato, peppermint and pomegranate.

Decreasing dairy intake (but ensuring

that good sources of calcium still abound

– so crucial for children), can really

help too. I also favour a natural barrier

balm (i.e. a natural version of Vaseline

– you could try Hay Max Pure, but any

natural waxy balm will do the trick),

which we smear within the nostril and

around the outer edges, to trap pollen

and prevent it being inhaled and further

irritating the mucous membranes.

We also invested in a HEPA Air Filter

(ours is made by Vax) which is very

effective at filtering out airborne pollen

during sleep, particularly in summer,

when many of us sleep with windows

wide open, and certainly when the

neighbours are mowing their lawns.

These natural changes have very

much benefited our family, and I do so

hope they offer you some relief too.

Time for a tonic

Health-boosting tipples abound in Tonics &

Teas: Traditional and Modern Remedies that

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(Kyle Books, £9.99). From a ginger

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Natural wisdom

Natasha Richardson is a medical herbalist and founder of

Forage Botanicals. She lives in Kent and runs a successful

four-week online course that has helped hundreds of women

to balance their hormones and have less painful periods

What one piece of seasonal wisdom

helps you in June?

The dry and warm weather of June is

wonderfully energising but I often find

the long days quite tiring. My favourite

thing to do in June is take the time in

the evening to make myself a cooling

foot bath with herbs and essential oils.

It helps to refresh and calm me, and

stops me from running around like a

work-obsessed madwoman.

What one self-care ritual do you

never skimp on?

I never forget to wear clothes which

make me feel good about myself. Every

day I carefully consider my appearance

and it really does lift my spirits. It

might seem odd to think of the way we

dress as a form of self-care, but it’s the

one thing I never change, whatever the


What’s happening in your kitchen this


I am embracing the warmth with my

favourite salad – fennel, lemon, avocado

and rocket with olive oil and salt. It’s the

simple things that please me.

Share one book that taught you

something amazing about life – and

made you better at living it?

I have just finished reading a book

called Nonviolent Communication and

it literally is changing my life. I have

started to see how very subtle ways

we usually communicate in society

can make others feel blamed or

judged and it is enabling me to feel

even more compassion and empathy.

Given the work that I do, this is

something I need to cultivate – but it

is important for all of us to be more


What is the best treatment you’ve

had locally?

I love getting deep tissue massage

from Sarah Lacey at Apotheca in

Faversham. Such a treasure!

Eminé says:

Try this in June

The older I get, the less I like to shop

online and I have recently rediscovered the

joys of buying my dried herbs, flowers and

remedies by weight (far more economical)

and in person (far more pleasurable), at

my local Neal’s Yard Remedies store. There

are several NYR stores with dispensaries,

across Kent and Sussex, and I stock up on

everything from rosebuds and chamomile

flowers to ashwagandha (a stress-relieving

herb) and dried nettles (great for allergy

relief, see previous page). Wandering back

home with my basket filled with dried

goods always makes me smile, too.

Time for Beauty Sleep

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found a natural silver-rich source of spring water, which runs

beneath this beautiful organic land.

Intrigued by the unusual healing properties and mineral

profile of the water, she and her friend, holistic therapist Kerry

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herbs and healing essential oils.

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and owner of celebrated

restaurant Rocksalt, in

Folkestone, Mark Sargeant

shares recipes for Northern

Spanish food from his

exciting new venture



Long-established as a

restaurant venue, The

Wife of Bath in Wye, has been

reimagined, renovated and

revitalised by esteemed chef

Mark Sargeant.

Now it is a Spanish

restaurant, tapas bar and sixroom

boutique hotel. The

food, which has been described

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authority than the Telegraph,

is inspired by the cuisine of

Cataluña, the Basque country,

Cantabria and Galicia, made

using the wonderful produce

available from the local fields,

coastline – and vines.

We are very honoured to

share some recipes from this

chef, who has won multiple

awards, and was awarded a

Michelin star when running

Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant at


So while these may be a little

more complex than our usual

suggestions, the results will be

more than worth it.

Monkfish, Saffron and Piquillo

Pepper Rice, Aioli, Coriander

Serves 4

• 1 monkfish tail double skinned on

the bone 400g-600g size

• 75g finely chopped shallots

• 2 cloves garlic finely chopped

• ½ tsp smoked paprika

• Half a red chilli, finely diced

• 200g sliced tomatoes

• 1 litre chicken stock

• ½ tsp saffron

• 400g Arborio rice

• 200g sliced piquillo peppers

• Coriander cress to garnish


Small pinch of saffron strands

3 crushed garlic cloves

2 egg yolks

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

300ml olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon


1Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2Begin by portioning the monkfish

into 4 pieces around 100-150g

each - your fishmonger could always

do this for you if you are unsure.

Place onto a try and leave in the

fridge until required.

3Next make the aioli. In a small

bowl pour 1 tbsp of boiling water

over the saffron and set aside. Put the

garlic, egg yolks and mustard into a

food processor and blitz until a paste

and then slowly add the olive oil to

make a thick mayonnaise. When

everything has come together add the

saffron, saffron water and lemon juice.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4Now make the saffron rice. Heat 2

teaspoons of olive oil in a pan, add

shallots and fry gently for 10 minutes.

Add the chilli, garlic and smoked

paprika and cook for 2 more minutes,

then stir in the tomatoes. Stir in the

saffron, stock, 1 tsp of salt. Bring to

the boil and then add the rice. Stir

once. Then leave to simmer vigorously

for 6 minutes. Meanwhile cut up the

roasted red pepper, and sprinkle on

top of the rice. Lower the heat and

cook for another 10-12 minutes.

5Begin cooking the monkfish when

the rice is about 5 to 6 minutes

from being ready. Heat a frying pan

with a little oil. Season the monkfish

and fry evenly on all sides till golden.

Place into the oven and cook for 5 to

6 minutes.

To Finish:

Take a bowl and spoon some of

the rice in the middle. Place the

monkfish. Pipe dots of the aioli

around the fish and garnish with the



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Gin & Lime Cheesecake

Serves 12

Equipment needed

• 12 x 75mm circular metal


• Blowtorch

• For one cheesecake, use a

20cm springform cake tin


• 90g caster sugar

• 750g cream cheese

• 1 litre double cream

• 1 vanilla pod scraped

• 3 limes, zested

• 100g melted butter

• 250g crushed Hobnob


• 25ml Gin Mare gin (or gin

of your choice)

Lime Curd

• 400ml lime juice

• 250g caster sugar

• 8 whole eggs

• 175g butter

• 25ml Gin Mare gtin (or

gin of your choice)

Candied Walnuts

• 100g walnuts

• 50g sugar

• Splash of water

• A few sprigs of chopped


To Finish

• Basil cress

• Chopped mint

• Chopped rosemary

• Lime zest

1Add the melted butter

to the crushed Hobnob

biscuits and mix well. Put

between two pieces of

parchment paper and roll

flat. In a mixing bowl, beat

the sugar, cream cheese and

vanilla seed until soft. In

a second bowl semi whip

the cream, then add the

cream, Gin Mare gin and

lime zest to the cheese mix

and whip using the mixer

until thick then place into

piping bags ready to build the


To Build the Cheesecakes:

Press the 12 moulds into

2 the biscuit base. Then,

evenly pipe the cheesecake

mixture on top. Once they

are filled, take a spatula and

dip it briefly in warm water

then scrape across the top of

the cheesecake to get a nice

smooth finish.

Lime Curd

Bring the lime juice to the

3 boil, meanwhile mixing

the sugar into the eggs in a

mixing bowl. Combine the

two and return to a medium

heat, continuously whisking

until the liquid begins to

simmer. Remove from the

heat and whisk in the butter

and gin slowly, pass through a

sieve and spread out on a flat

tray. Cover the top with cling

film and cool in the chiller.

When cold, store in a piping


Candied Walnuts

Place the walnuts on a

4 baking tray and put into

the oven for 3-4 minutes at

200°C. Meanwhile put the

sugar and water into a pan

and boil until it starts to go

golden. Remove from the

heat. Chop up the walnuts

and add to the caramel. Stir

to coat all the nuts and finish

with the chopped rosemary.

To Finish

Using a blowtorch

5 carefully heat up the

side of the cheesecake to

remove the metal rings. Next,

pipe some of the lime curd

in the centre of the plate

and put the cheesecake on

top. Arrange the walnuts

going down one side of the

cheesecake. Sprinkle a little

of the chopped mint and

rosemary on top and garnish

with the basil cress. Finish

with lime zest.

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Not all garden bugs are baddies – Jo Arnell advises how to

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Credit: Hedgehog Photo by Piotr Łaskawski on Unsplash

Early summer is the time for maximum growth in

the garden. The new stems and leaves on our plants,

plumped out by rain, fertilisers and human kindness

are luscious - and irresistibly delicious to some of our garden

visitors. Pesky sap suckers seem to have expensive tastes and

well bred, cultivated plants are just so much tastier than

tough old weeds. It can seem like the garden is under siege,

especially when we come out in the morning (evil deeds

mainly happen at night) and discover the carnage. It is very

tempting to reach for a bug spray and nuke the lot of them.

But, before we do that, it is worth remembering that

most pesticide sprays are non-specific and will kill a wide

variety of insects; the good, bad, the bug-ugly - and the

butterflies. Luckily we are becoming more aware of the effects

of chemical sprays and the days of DDT (the poisonous

compound that accumulates in the fatty tissues of animals

- including humans) but it has taken a long time. Rachel

Carson’s classic book on the subject, Silent Spring, was first

published way back in 1962.

Alternative routes to sprays require a more benign approach

to pest control through healthy practices. The aim is to

maintain a more natural balance and prevent the build up of

pests in the first place, but the problem is that – oddly - our

gardens are not always the most natural of environments

in the first place. Plants we consider ‘standard’ are mostly

pampered non-natives and the edible crops are grown in neat,

easy to feed on rows. It can be done though. We just need

a range of strategies and, as in many hostile situations, an

insight into the lifestyle choices and habits of our enemies.

A healthy balance

A natural ecosystem is a carefully balanced web of life; each

organism within it has a role that has evolved over millions

of years. In the garden it is us who organise the ecosystem, by

going to the garden centre and popping in a random selection

of things that take our fancy - plants that fill a gap in our

borders rather than a specific ecological niche. Growing the

right plant in the right place will help. Plonking a delicate

woodlander into a scorching sunny border, or miring a

Mediterranean meadow plant in heavy clay means that they

use up all their resources just trying to survive. Unhappy

plants, much like unhappy humans, are more prone to pests

and disease.


Spring is the best time to give your plants food – but only if

they need it. Too much nitrogen will lead to excessively lush

leaf growth. Soft, sappy leaves are easier to bite into. Don’t

Above: Ladybirds and hedgehogs aren’t just cute and adorable – they are voracious feeders on destructive insects



feed plants much past the summer or you will encourage late

growth that will be prone to winter frost damage, leaving

them open to pest attack. Warmer winters enable more pests

to survive in situations where they might once have perished,

and new ones are regularly creeping in on foreign grown

plants, from where they can spread very rapidly.

Catch them early

Get out in the garden early in the season and keep an eye

out for the first of the pests to arrive and you may be able

to catch an infestation before it starts. Think of it as the

gardener’s equivalent of a ‘stitch in time’: a bug squished

in the hand is better than thousands on your plants. And

catching them early in their life cycle, before they hatch and

fly off to reproduce, will help too.

Encourage beneficial predators

Set up bee/ladybird/lacewing homes and hedgehog houses.

Bees are essential pollinators and the others are all voracious

eaters of aphids, whiteflies, mealybugs and many other

insect pests. Make log piles for beneficial bugs and beetles

to overwinter in. Plant a nectar border to encourage bees,

hoverflies and other pollinating insects and grow plants for

their seed heads to attract the birds. All birds feed insect to

their young in spring and although birds will also eat your

seeds, their bug catching role in spring is very useful. Even

wasps do a good job, hunting down caterpillars and grubs and

clearing up debris and rotting fruit.

Netting crops

Putting this in place at vulnerable stages will deter many bugs,

depending on the gauge of net. Fine netting will prevent flea

beetle and small flies (whitefly and carrot fly), the next size up

will protect crops from Cabbage White butterflies and bird

netting will deter pesky pigeons - make sure it’s pegged down

well so that wildlife can’t get tangled in it.

Companion planting

This is an attractive way to deter pests and works by

Below: Nasturtiums in their caterpillar-free glory

Above: Caterpillars making short work of a nasturtium leaf

confusing the insect (they’re easily confused) by disguising the

smell of the crop. The most well known of these is planting

carrots among onions, which helps to deter carrot fly. French

marigolds attract hoverflies, and deter aphids and whitefly.

Large pests

Rabbits and deer can be a big problem, as they will decimate

plants within a short space of time. Fencing is the best

option. It needs to be dug into the ground at an angle to

prevent burrowing, and if deer are the problem, high enough

to stop a deer jumping over. There are lists of ‘rabbit proof’

plants available (look online), but the rabbits haven’t always

read these lists. In general it’s the tasty new growth and young

plants that they’re attracted to.

Slugs and snails

In wet years the ‘most hated pest’ award invariably goes to

these slimy creepers, but there are other contenders that

come and go, depending on how cold the winter is. There are

endless gruesome solutions for controlling slugs and snails,

but understanding a little about when they’re likely to be at

their most active will help.

They first appear at the beginning of the season when all

the fresh, succulent new growth emerges and the conditions

are damp. As the weather warms up you’ll find them in the

cool of the early morning and at dusk and on rainy days.

They don’t like travelling over gritty, spiky, oily or dry

surfaces and copper will give them an electric shock, so there

are lots of barrier methods, and they are drawn to the smell of

fermenting fruit which is why the ‘slug pubs’ work so well.

Vine weevil

This is a serious pest in containers and evergreen shrubs are

especially prone. The adults make notches in leaves, but the

larvae do the most damage by eating the roots. You may not

know they’re there - until the plant suddenly dies. Check

containers on purchase. A biological control is available, but

only use in the warmer months, as it is temperature sensitive.


Greenfly and blackfly are sap suckers (too kind a name for

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Aphids also make tasty snacks for baby blue tits.

Lily beetles

Look out for these smart little beetles, with their orange

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habit of hiding in their own excreta, the grown-ups have

developed an annoying survival technique: dropping to

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Take pride in your front garden, says Sue

Whigham, and the whole neighbourhood

will thank you (gnomes optional...)


few weeks ago I was early for an appointment in

Canterbury. It was raining hard. To fill in half an

hour and to walk the dog at the same time, I parked a

couple of streets away from my destination and wandered up

and down for a while peering at front gardens.

Here were the sturdy Victorian villas interspersed with a

few later houses but the sad thing was that I couldn’t find one

garden that lifted the spirits even one little bit and the sight

of all these wasted spaces was soul destroying. And to cap it

all, the only people I saw on that gloomy morning were three

young men wearing protective suits complete with netting

over their faces, sawing away at what remained of a tree in

their front garden.

Front gardens are surely so important, to lift the spirits on

your return home generally, to provide a sanctuary for wildlife

close to home – and to cheer up the passer-by.

A week or two later I was in Putney where the contrast was

palpable. There the gardens varied down this particular street.

Here a garden full of gnomes and little people and there ones

which combined off street parking with lovely, mature plants

and trees. I liked one double-fronted house and its garden so

much that I felt moved to knock on the door to see if I could

take a picture of the planting. How to make new friends…

Top: A characterful front garden seen on a trip to Putney

Above: Helleborus argutifolius



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which can take both full sun and partial shade. In this planting

scheme this wonderful plant will look good all year with its large,

veined, prickle toothed, evergreen leaves complementing the

apple green flowers.

To the right of these were five diagonally planted box hedges

with gently curved ends. The whole was edged with large

specimens of the sacred bamboo, Nandina domestica, again an

evergreen, and with very showy clumps of red berries at this

time of year. Finally, at nose-level appeared another evergreen

shrub tangling through one of the nandinas, a coronilla with its

intensely fragrant pea like flowers.

I must admit that London’s micro climate means that plants

like the coronilla are much happier than they would be growing

elsewhere, especially after the winter we have just had, but it’s a

thought, should you be wondering what plants to use which will

give all round impact and are easily managed.

And then there are Bonnington Gardens, SW8 to visit for

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residents working together to bring a sense of harmony to a

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The houses were originally built in the 1880s to house railway

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Project began the following year with the greening of the local

streets and their front gardens to create an all-encompassing

lush, green space. Another smaller grant paid for trees such as

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Vertical space has been utilised with climbers growing up

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plants such as Morning Glory, the whole becoming a subtropical

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homes and people who had never gardened before got involved.

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Exercise is as essential for children’s brains as

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The end of term is coming

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days, swimming galas, and

outdoor trips and challenges.

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health and learning.

Of course we all know

that children today don’t get nearly as much exercise as children

in the past. Some of the consequences of this inactivity, such

as obesity and diabetes, are serious and life-limiting. But how

many of us know that a lack of exercise also has a direct effect

on children’s mood, personal effectiveness, and ability to learn?

One of the most recent studies to highlight this, from the

Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling, found that just 15 minutes

of running or walking fast, made primary-age children feel more

awake and happy. It also made them better able to remember

words and sentences and more able to exercise self-control.

The researchers concluded that exercise didn’t need to be

ferocious to make a difference. Running faster and faster against set

times did no more for children than getting them moving at their

own best pace. But the exercise did need to be frequent and regular.

The researchers concluded that short bursts of activity,

breaking up classroom learning, were the best way forward.

In line with this, a particularly good school exercise initiative

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Sat 23 1pm and 5pm and Sun 24

Jun 11am and 3pm

Epsom Playhouse, 42 Ashley

Ave, Epsom KT18 5AL


This hair-raising summer panto

is a sparkling family treat starring

George Sampson as Prince


Entry: From £17


Father’s Day

Sun 17 Jun 11am-3pm

Claremont Landscape Garden,

Portsmouth Road, Esher

KT10 9JG

Father’s Day Classic

Vehicle Club

The Surrey Classic Vehicle Club

returns to Claremont to display

a collection of classic cars from

various eras on the amphitheatre.

Normal admission prices apply

but Dads get in free when

accompanied by their children.


Sun 17 Jun 10am-5pm

Hatchland’s Park, East

Clandon, Guildford GU4 7RT

Father’s Day Kite Day

Dads go free at this fun family

event. Whether you bring your

own kite, or make your own in

the kite craft workshop, Dads will

love the chance to show off.


Sun 17 Jun 10am-6pm

Painshill, Portsmouth Road,

Cobham KT11 1JE

Father’s Day

Show Dad your appreciation

with a stroll through the Painshill

landscape before lunch and a

drink at Mr Hamilton’s tea room.

Free entry for fathers accompanied

by their children.


Fairs, Festivals &


Fri 8 - Sun 10 Jun

Vann Farm, Vann Farm Road,

Ockley, Dorking RH5 5TF

Vann Fest

A grass roots, family friendly

music festival in aid of The Royal

Marsden cancer charity, with

locally sourced food and drink,

live comedy, cabaret, workshops

for children, and free camping!


Fri 8 Jun - Sun 12 Aug


Guildford Summer


The Guildford Summer Festival

returns with all the annual

favourites including the craft

festival, farmers’ markets and

Guildford Lions Raft Race, as

well as free Alice Day in the castle

grounds and the Cheese and Chilli



Thu 7 - Sat 9 Jun

Hole Park, Benenden Road,

Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent

TN17 4JA

Wealden Times

Midsummer Fair

We are so excited for our annual

midsummer fair with over 250

exhibitors selling fashion, food,

homeware and much much more

at the sure-to-be-sunsoaked Hole

Park. A selection of street food

vendors will be offering delectable

treats from Champagne to

charcuterie, the Garden Hub will

be full of expert advice, and the

Beauty Hub will be equipped with

complimentary treatments, talks

and workshops. See you there!


Sat 16 - Sun 17 Jun 10am-5pm

Brooklands Museum,

Brooklands Road, Weybridge

KT13 0SL

The Brooklands

Double Twelve

Motorsport Fesival

For its 111th anniversary

Brooklands is holding its annual

two-day extavaganza complete

with speed trials, driving tests,

family friendly entertainment and

the prestigious Double Twelve

concours and Test Hill ascents.


Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun

Priory Farm, Sandy Lane, South

Nutfield, Redhill RH1 4EJ

Strawberry Fair

Festival goers can look forward

to a delicious spread of artisan

and locally-made food and drink

to try before you buy, a sizzling

barbeque and tractor rides for

young visitors.

Entry: Free


30 Jun - 1 Jul

Sandown Park, Portsmouth

Road, Esher KT10 9AJ

Home & Renovating


Whether you are renovating your

kitchen, building your own home

or just exploring your options,

this show is filled with experts to

give you all the advice you need

and hundreds of exhibitors from

all over the country with plenty of

inspiring products.



Denbies Wine Estate

England’s Largest Vineyard

Indoor Wine Experience tours

and tastings

Outdoor vineyard tours & trail

The Gallery Restaurant

A la carte/panoramic views

over the vineyard

The Conservatory Atrium Restaurant

Open all day for refreshments/lunches/

afternoon tea


Art Gallery

Farmhouse Accommodation

To find out more call 01306 876616 or visit

Denbies Wine Estate Ltd, London Road, Dorking Surrey RH5 6AA

T. 01306 876616 Email:

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Jewellery, Watches & Coins: 20 June

Silver, Antiques & Fine Art: 21 June

Antique Furniture & Clocks: 22 June

Viewing Saturday 16 June: 10am-2pm,

Monday 18 June: 9am-5pm; Tuesday 19

June: 9am-7pm & Mornings of sale

Above: Early 20th century Cartier ladies fob watch, the

white unsigned enamel dial with Arabic numerals

surmounted by minute chapter ring.

Estimate: £2,500-3,500


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What’s On in June

Sat 23 Jun

RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley,

Wisley Lane, Woking

GU23 6QB

Rose Evening

The splendid Rose garden will be

filled with live music, canapés and

cocktails, plus a talk and tour by

the team behind the collection

and a special welcome from the


Entry: £60


Fri 1 Jun - Sun 16 Sep

Mayfield Lavender, 1

Carshalton Road, Banstead


Mayfield Lavender

A sea of fragrant organic lavender

grown in what was one of the

original Victorian Lavender fields,

awaits for visitors to explore at

Mayfield Lavender. While you

are there you can try some very

unique lavender cider, take a tour

in a tractor, eat at the al fresco café

and buy a lavender plant to bring

home to your own garden.


Wellbeing & Leisure

Sat 9 Jun

Frimley Lodge Park, Sturt Road,

Frimley Green, Mytchett

GU16 6HY


Every child is worth running for at

the NSPCC’s messathon. Splatter

through mud, swoosh along the

water slide and scramble over hay

bales in teams of up to six. It’s

messy, it’s muddy and it’s great fun

in aid of a great charity.

Entry: Adults £15.50,

Children £9.50


Sat 16 Jun

Farnham Maltings, Bridge

Square, Farnham GU9 7QR

Japanese Calligraphy

A rare chance to learn ‘shodo’, one

of the core traditional Japanese

crafts and a valuable meditative

tool to calm the mind. The

workshop teaches how to write

Japanese characters and build

them up to create a finished piece.

All materials and Japanese tea


Entry: £45


Third Tuesday of each month

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,

Richmond TW9 3AE

Health walks for

people living with


People with dementia and their

carers can spend an hour walking

around the glorious Kew Gardens,

guided by Kew’s volunteer walk

leaders, absolutely free for one day

every month. Register in advance

to avoid disappointment.

Entry: Free


Sat 23 Jun

Various locations nationwide

The Great Dog Walk


The Great Dog Walk is

promoting wellbeing this month

by encouraging us all to get

outside as a community with or

without a dog. This is happening

across the country but a special

highlight in Surrey is a walk on

the beautiful Denbies Hillside

near Dorking.

Entry: Free


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Jane Howard’s

Fables from

the Farm

It’s show time and Jane is getting the

cattle beauty pageant perfect

The swallows are filling the skies, the bees are buzzing

in the wild flower meadows and the veg patch has

gone feral. Hmmm, summer must have arrived and

with it another season of showing our pedigree Sussex cattle.

The preparation really starts around Easter when it’s

time to select the team. Summer shows are for exhibiting

breeding animals, males and females with classes for different

age groups. First into the ring come the females, starting

with cows and their calves, followed by the two-year-old

heifers (young cows ready to go to the bull to produce

their first calves in 2019), then the baby yearlings. And

after that flourish of girl power then come the boys.

It’s a tortuous path even getting a male calf to the point

where it’s a registered pedigree Sussex bull, let alone ready

for the show circuit. First they have to be weighed and at

300 days reach a pre-set weight. Then the Sussex Cattle

Society sends out two Bull Inspectors to check they are good

specimens and meet the breed standards and finally they have

to pass a vet inspection for eyes, jaws,

heart, lungs, perambulation and testicles.

If any of these are suspect then

they won’t get registered and will

be destined for a far less illustrious

and long-term future.

So how do we pick the Coopers team?

These are beef cattle and ultimately will

be judged on having plenty of muscle

(meat) in the right places. To conform

to breed standards, we are looking for a long body, with a

topline parallel to the bottom line. For beginners it’s probably

just easier to imagine a box of After Eights on four legs.

Once we’ve chosen the candidates with the best shape

Some cattle are a little

more challenging and

set off like a rodeo

bull with me on the

end of the rope

then we need to set about feeding them with a carefully

chosen diet to put the flesh on the frame. So for the past

three months the young bulls – Ron and Tom – have

been enjoying a bumper menu of about 10kg of grub

a day, plus hay, while the girls,

with a far greater propensity to get

fatter rather than bigger, get far less

exciting rations. Twas ever thus!

We also have to get them halter

trained which is where the fun and

games really starts. It always helps

to have some seasoned hands in the

team, cattle that have been shown

in previous years and have not just

got the T-shirt but hopefully also a rosette or two.

These old-timers are used to being tied up, but for the

yearlings this is a completely strange experience and for a

day or so they get in a right strop before they realise it’s

not that scary and then they just accept it and job done.

Some seem very happy to oblige and will happily follow

one of the experienced ones round the farm without a

care in the world. Others are a little more challenging

and set off like a rodeo bull with me on the end of the

rope. But the worst ones just decide they don’t want to

participate and stand stock still refusing to budge in spite

of my ever more frantic pushing, prodding and pulling.

In the end we usually manage to move the immovable

and then all that remains is some serious shampooing

to bring out the glorious nut-brown sheen for which

Sussex cattle are justly famous. Show time!

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