DOMVS Enterprise Club Inspired Living - Issue 4 - Autumn Winter 2018


Inspired Living

DOMVS Enterprise Club

Autumn/Winter 2018

# 004

Delight in the Best of

Our Seasonal Dorset

Photography Competition

‘Abbotsbury Swannery’ by

this edition’s winner,

Charlie Wheeler

Relive the Summer

with Dorset Tea


Gorwell Barn

Tour the County with

Hall & Woodhouse

Welcome to Inspired Living

Official magazine of DOMVS Enterprise Club

Cosy blankets, toes toasting in front of the fire, brisk

coastal walks, the landscape under a smattering of frost;

is there ever a time when the county of Dorset doesn’t

look beautiful? We are just so lucky to live here and

be inspired by this fabulous area, and what is equally

inspiring are the people who run their own individual

businesses, fuelled by relentless energy, talent and

the desire to bring ‘something different’ to the table.

Inside these pages is a magical cornucopia of sheer,

unadulterated loveliness for you to dip into and enjoy.

It’s one of the reasons why I love this county – it’s one of

the reasons why I love my job! So much variation in not

only the people, but also the property. One such example

is ‘Wallops Nod’, the most wonderfully located

property sitting, as it does, within a few steps of the

Jurassic Coast and with the most jaw-dropping views.

With bedrooms on the ground floor and a huge room on

the first floor which can be anything you want it to be,

it has potential for so much more and, yet, is equally

engaging as it is. Try out our virtual reality film at to see for yourselves.

Thinking of something a little more inland? Give us

a call; we should be delighted to share our beautiful

county with you.

Polly Greenway

Director, DOMVS

DOMVS Enterprise

Club Members

Our members comprise some of the best producers

Dorset has to offer, all independent businesses founded

and located in Dorset, who have come together to

promote not only each other, but the glorious lifestyle

and products our unique county has to offer.

We are always looking for exciting and innovative new

members, so if you fit the bill and would like to be

involved, please get in touch.


Polly Greenway

Club Secretary

Lucy Cole

Editorial & Design

Charlie Ryan


DOMVS, Dorchester Art Gallery, Dorchester Literary

Festival, Dorset Tea, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Fordington

Gin, Gallery on the Square, Gorwell Farm, Hall &

Woodhouse, The Highbrow Clinic, Lesley Waters

Cookery School, Nelipott, Olives Et Al, Primrose’s

Kitchen, Purbeck Candles, Sally’s Fish Camp, Sarah

Dale Aesthetics, Sarah Talbot Garden Design, Upstairs


Printed by Ravensworth


Inside this Season

5. Seasonal seafood from Sally’s Fish Camp

7. A fresh, new look for Sarah Dale Aesthetics

9. Gallery on the Square

10. Solar power from Dorset Tea

11. Heavenly headboards from Upstairs Downstairs

13. Get cosy with Purbeck Candles

14. Perfect pancakes from Primrose’s Kitchen

15. Taste the good life with Olives Et Al

17. The best of our seasonal photography competition

19. Discover Dorset the Hall & Woodhouse way

21. Dorchester Art Gallery

22. Inspired Living Explores: The Ivy House

23. Dream skin, dream team at The Highbrow Clinic

25. Nelipott handmade children’s wear

26. Fordington Gin

27. Spotlight on: Dorchester Literary Festival

28. In the garden with Sarah Talbot Garden Design

29. Spotlight on: Gorwell Farm

31. Plum perfection from Lesley Waters Cookery School

33. Do your bit with Dorset Wildlife Trust

34. Take five with our crossword


The family, working hard in a 3x3 space!

Season’s Eatings

Sally Allan, Owner, Sally’s Fish Camp

At the time of writing, Sally’s Fish Camp was well into

the throws of festival season. It was our first ‘proper’

summer season and we managed to bag ourselves a

pitch at some of Dorset’s favourite festivals and fairs.

With the balmy weather we’ve had this summer,

deliveries to the beach increased dramatically. Did it

have anything to do with the amazing exposure we

received at the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival

in Weymouth and, soon after, at Dorset Food & Arts

Festival in Poundbury, I wondered? Whatever it is that

keeps customers coming back, I do know that,

undoubtedly, I have the best pick of premium shellfish

and am jolly lucky to be able to prepare such simple-yetmouthwatering

food. I also have the most wonderful,

supportive family behind me. Together we’re making

mountains of fun memories and, little do they know, they

are helping me fulfil my seafood dream.

We’ve had incredible feedback from new and returning

customers. All our hard work getting Sally’s Fish Camp

out there is paying off and the concept is really starting

to take shape. Delivering seafood and presenting it

on ice - or simply wrapped and bagged - wherever our

customer has set up their ‘fish camp’ is a pleasure, and


Lesley and me

Oysters on ice

helps the whole experience come alive.

I look forward to the next edition of Inspired Living,

when I can tell you all about celebrity chef, Lesley

Waters, and me at Melplash Show. For now, a photograph

will have to do.

As autumn gives way to winter, the festive season is fast

approaching, so here’s a gentle nudge towards getting

your entertaining hat on. How does Portland’s finest

oysters shucked for the arrival of your friends and family

at your Christmas party sound? Sally’s Fish Camp can

offer an arrival package for any party to start the event

off with an oyster (or two) and a glass of fizz. You either

love ‘em or hate ‘em, but what better way to try them

than in your own home or at a work do? A freshly

shucked oyster with a choice of accompaniment and a

glass of bubbly really does help to get a party started -

and makes a great talking point.

PS. To avoid disappointment, get your lobster orders in

early for Christmas. Check our website and social media

for up-to-date Christmas delivery and opening times.



Photograph © Jane Adams

New Space, Fresh Face

News from Sarah Dale Aesthetics

We are delighted to be bringing you our exciting news!

We currently offer an extensive range of skin and laser

treatments at The Highbrow Clinic in Brewery Square,

Dorchester, which includes permanent hair removal,

skin rejuvenation, non-surgical face lifts and body

treatments, but…

We are moving! From early October 2018 you will find

us at 8 Wadebridge Street in the lovely setting of the

Buttermarket, Poundbury.

Since establishing our treatment room, first at

Medusa Apothecary and then, from April 2017, at

The Highbrow Clinic, demand for our transformative

high-tech treatments, using the latest medical grade

equipment, has outstripped our capacity. On occasions,

our customers have waited too long for their next

appointment. It is pleasing that our colleagues at The

Highbrow Clinic are also experiencing high demand for

HD brow treatments, lash extensions, lifts and tints, as

well as Louisa Franzen’s permanent cosmetics. We

all need more room to offer customers the service and

treatments they desire. Sarah Dale commented,

“With all our businesses doing well and

new treatments becoming available all the

time, it seems the right time to open our own

specialist skin and laser clinic. We look forward

to introducing a new clinician, currently being

trained, and are developing a reception team

who will be led by my practice manager, Julie

Gallichan. Advanced Practitioner, Tanya

Culling, will continue in her role as Clinical Lead

as the team expands. It was so exciting picking

up keys to my own premises, and I look forward

to welcoming our existing customers and lots of

new ones as we make this move to Poundbury.”

Our architect has included in his plans two beautiful,

spacious treatment rooms together with a comfortable

reception and waiting area. The builder will be starting

the transformation as you read this article, so follow us


on Facebook to see our progress and receive news of our

opening event and offers.

As if the above was not enough news to be going on

with, Sarah Dale Aesthetics’ reputation and work

spreads far beyond Dorchester. A recent feature in

Professional Beauty Magazine made interesting reading;

Sarah, who is a registered nurse, talked about the lines

of aesthetics and medicine becoming increasingly

blurred. In the article, Sarah comments,

“It is important to break down the

barriers between beauty professionals and

medics and work together… I learn from my

therapists as much as they learn from me”.

At Sarah Dale Aesthetics, we are seeing an increasing

number of clients who have been recommended by their

GP or other health professionals who recognise the

benefits and effectiveness of our treatments. Sarah will

be speaking at The Aesthetic Medicine North Conference

in October on her NHS referral work, providing insights

into her treatment approaches for more complex cases.

She’s much in demand to speak at other events too, but

that will have to wait until next year after the opening of

our new clinic.

Age and lifestyle factors can take their toll on your skin

and looks, but it is possible to overcome the effects of

sun damage and stress and restore your skin’s vitality. If

you are concerned about sun damage, age pigmentation,

veins, acne or fine lines and wrinkles, book a

complimentary consultation with one of our clinicians.

Until we move to Poundbury, please continue to contact

The Highbrow Clinic in Brewery Square, Dorchester to

book your appointments.


T. 01305 269220

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Top to Toe

Kitty Oakshott, Owner, Upstairs Downstairs

Fabric covered headboards can often be thought of as

old fashioned, but we are going to show you some ideas

that may have you opting for one. Whether you are

thinking of recovering an existing headboard or looking

for a completely bespoke design, at Upstairs Downstairs

we can do it all. Choose a plain linen or velvet, perhaps

with studding and a straight edge design. Buttoned or

flat, either can look lovely, making a real feature of the

contrasting studs. Alternatively, opt for a patterned

fabric to create a bolder look. Go for a sumptuous cut

velvet or a pretty floral, it’s your choice.

Wooden framed headboards can look lovely when newly

upholstered. Look out for a second-hand headboard that

can be updated, and why not give it a lick of paint before

upholstering? Tone the paint colour with your fabric

choice to bring it all together. Shaped headboards can

make a real statement in a complementary fabric. Frame

the shape with a studded border to draw the eye to the


Use the same stud detail at the foot of the bed too with

a bespoke ottoman or long footstool. Footstools can be

made to measure by us at Upstairs Downstairs, with

your choice of design and finish. What about a classic

buttoned footstool with ornate turned legs? This can

look lovely in any choice of fabric and would work in

either a bedroom or living room. If buttoning isn’t for

you then go for a plain upholstered footstool, but make

it interesting with a row of studs or a braid at the base.

Again, this looks great with classic tapered legs and can

work well in any fabric. A bold pattern lends itself to this

type of footstool. Why not cover it in something more

unusual; a metallic cowhide or kilim rug? We have done

both of these before and, trust us, it looks great!

Square, rectangular, long or narrow, the options are

endless when it comes to footstools and which style

works for you and fits your space. The height can always

be altered; if the footstool is going to be functional

(most will be) then make sure it suits you when sitting

on the sofa.

Remember that interiors aren’t just curtains and blinds.

Think about ideas from top to toe too.


Osborne and Little


Winter Spice

Phaedra Radstock, Owner, Purbeck Candles

As summer draws to a close and the days become

shorter, we begin to look ahead to autumn leaves,

bonfires, festive celebrations and evenings spent in

doors with roaring fires and beautiful candlelight,

rich spicy scents filling the house, creating a haven of

warmth and love. Let’s all embrace winter and create

sumptuous cosy spaces to snuggle down in with friends

and love ones.


Easy Turmeric & Banana Granola Pancakes

Primrose Matheson, Owner, Primrose’s Kitchen

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is a bright yellow spice

often used in curries. It contains an active ingredient,

curcumin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent

beneficial for any issues related to inflammation like

arthritis, colds etc. It is also a natural anti-bacterial

and is great used alongside other immune boosters like

ginger and garlic to support health.

Bananas have a high potassium, magnesium, vitamin C

and pectin content, and are a source of fibre.


• 530ml plant-based milk

• 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

• 3 tbsp of melted coconut oil plus more for frying

• 250g gluten-free white flour

• 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey sugar

• 1 tbsp baking powder

• 1/2 tsp salt

• 85g Primrose’s Kitchen turmeric and banana granola

1. Place the wet ingredients (milk, apple cider vinegar,

and melted coconut oil) in a large bowl. Set aside.

2. In another large bowl, add the flour, granola, sugar,

baking powder and salt, and mix well.

3. Combine the wet ingredients with the flour mixture

until just combined.

4. Heat a small pancake pan (12cm) over a medium

heat and add some coconut oil to the pan once it’s

hot. Pour the pancake batter into the pan, using about

60ml of batter at a time. When bubbles form on top of

the pancake and the bottom side looks golden brown,

carefully flip the pancake over and brown the other side.

Repeat step 4 until all the batter has been used.

5. Once the pancakes are done, serve immediately with

toppings of your choice. We recommend fresh fruit,

vegan yoghurt, turmeric and banana granola, and chia

jam or chia pudding.


Olive Long...

The World of Olives Et Al

Walk into The Potting Shed, nestled alongside the

Poundbury Garden Centre, and you’re in for an

unexpected treat. It’s the deli/café/bistro created and

run, for the last 10 years, by Sturminster Newtonbased

food and ingredient specialists Olives Et Al. The

building itself is an original farm building and was,

once upon a time, the farm’s tractor shed. Today, it’s

been transformed into a bustling 50-seat café and deli

crammed with all manner of, largely, Dorset and West

Country food produce.

Offering a menu of what some customers call ‘peasant

eclectic’ dishes, all served with the Mediterranean twist

that is Olives Et Al’s signature style, and renowned for

serving the best coffee in Dorset, the café is always busy

and has become a firm favourite with many returning


Olives Et Al was created following an epic year-long

motorcycle trip around the Mediterranean, Middle East

and North Africa undertaken by the founders, Giles and

Annie Henschel, back in 1992-3. Returning to the UK and

missing the foods and cuisines they’d discovered on the

trip, the couple launched Olives Et Al in late 1993 based

on the principles of simplicity, hospitality, warmth and

generosity they’d experienced on their journey. Some 25


and Prosper

years later the couple still own the original motorcycles

used on the journey and still travel often to discover

fresh inspiration for new dishes and products.

Today, the business has built an enviable reputation as a

founder of the artisan food movement in the UK, and is

held as a beacon for longevity and originality. A staunch

supporter of Dorset Food & Drink, Giles says,

“We’re a small, Dorset-based, family business

that sources great ingredients from all over the

world and, using Dorset knowledge, know-how

and skill, creates great Dorset products which

we supply to fine food outlets all across the UK

and beyond.”

This they do from their base in Sturminster Newton,

where they also have another on-site deli and takeaway


Olives Et Al has become something of a Dorset

institution and continues to act as inspiration to others

– long may it continue. Call into The Potting Shed for a

taste of the Med and see what we mean.


‘Clouds Surround St Catherine’s Chapel’ by Charlie Wheeler

Capturing the Best of Dorset

At Inspired Living, we delight in showcasing the best

from Dorset’s landscape photographers, both budding

and seasoned. Featured here are our favourite autumn

entries, with the winning photograph, ‘Abbotsbury

Swannery’ by Charlie Wheeler, gracing our front cover.

Charlie and our runner-up, Kristian Corlett (left and

right), will both receive a bag of goodies from the

DOMVS Enterprise Club members.

The closing date for entries for our next competition

is Sunday 13th January 2019 at midnight. This time

we’re looking for fresh, springtime photographs of our

beautiful county. The winning entry will feature on the

cover of our next edition.

‘Chesil Beach Reflections’ by Kristian Corlett

Terms & Conditions:

• Entries must be submitted by the stated closing date via email

to (we regret we are unable to accept

postal entries).

• Please ensure photographs are 1MB to 3MB in size.

• By submitting your photograph/s you agree to allow DOMVS to

publish them in print as well as online, with full credit going to the

original author, for this and future purposes.

• Entrants should include their full name, address, telephone

number and the location/title of their photograph.

• The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will

be entered into. Submission of an entry will be taken to mean

acceptance of these terms and conditions.

‘Kingston Lacey’ by Michelle Miller

‘Corfe Village at Christmas’ by Michelle Miller


‘Snow on West Bay Beach II’ by Charlie Wheeler

Winter Morning, Weymouth Harbour’ by Jamie Pippard

‘Portland View from Above’ by Kristian Corlett




Hall & Woodhouse are one of the few remaining regional family

brewers, brewing our award-winning Badger beers in Dorset

and offering warm hospitality at our pubs for over

240 years. Whether you’re thirsting for a classic English

Village pub, stunning views of the Dorset coastline or

countryside, beautiful pub gardens or contemporary

pub-restaurants, we’ve got the perfect place to

help you while away those spring and summer

days. Below is a guide to just a few of our

stunning Dorset pubs, for more information

on these and the rest of our estate, visit


World’s End

Almer, Nr Blandford,

DT11 9EW

01929 459671


Crown Hotel

West St, Blandford

Forum, DT11 7AJ

01258 456626



Brewery Tap

Blandford St. Mary,

DT11 9LS

01258 452141



Milton Abbas

Hall & Woodho

Queen Mother Square,

Poundbury, DT1 3DD Bridport

01305 757569

The Ship

Custom House Quay,

Weymouth, DT4 8BE

01305 773879

The Duchess

of Cornwall




Smugglers I

Osmington Mills,

Weymouth, DT3 6HF

01305 833125


The Lulworth

Cove Inn

Main Road, Lulworth

Cove, BH20 5RQ

01929 400333

Bedrooms available

use, the home of Badger Beer



Monmouth Ash

93 Manor Road,

Verwood, BH31 6DT

01202 822227

St. Peter’s


Dorchester Road,

Lytchett Minster, BH16 6JE

01202 622275


Olive Branch

East Borough,

Wimborne, BH21 1PF

01202 884686


The Angel

188 Ringwood Rd,

Ferndown, BH22 9AP

01202 873778

ndford Forum








139-141 Bournemouth Rd,

Poole, BH14 9HT

01202 741463


The Old


The Quay, Wareham,

BH20 4LP

01929 552010

The Yachtsman

Lake Road, Hamworthy,

BH15 4LW

01202 674568

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Inspired Living Explores: The Ivy House, Groves Nurseries

We sent DOMVS Enterprise Club Secretary, Lucy, and

our magazine Designer/Editor, Charlie, to Bridport to

discover the delights of club member Groves Nurseries’

shiny, new all-day kitchen.

Don’t be fooled by the classic, garden centre frontage

of Groves, Bridport. Lucy and I had seen photos of their

restaurant, The Ivy House, new this year, but still weren’t

ready for the world that awaited us beyond the rear

doors of the plant centre. Stepping outside to be faced

with the imposing-yet-elegant glass and wood structure

is rather like emerging from the magical wardrobe of

CS Lewis’ classic children’s novel. Surrounding the

restaurant is pretty, manicured-but-natural planting that

leaves you unsure which plants are for sale and which

are simply growing happily where they stand. Benches

around the large, central pond invite you to take a seat

and feed the ever-hopeful koi.

We headed inside The Ivy House, dreaming of something

more enticing than the homemade salads we usually

eat at lunchtime, and we weren’t disappointed. The

varied selection of, quite frankly, enormous cakes has

been cleverly positioned at the end of the counter,

making them the first thing you see. Despite the relaxing

atmosphere of the contemporary interior, we chose to

sit outside in the last of the summer sun, and made our

choices from the menu based almost entirely around our

lust for cake. Our food arrived swiftly and was just what

we hoped for; hot, fresh and the perfect combination

of naughty and nice. Our waitress was friendly and

the cakes were decadent; the slices were more than

generous, but we took one for the team and polished off

a wedge each. We highly recommend you do the same.


Kim Balaskas

Natalia Cox

Victoria Beedham

Happenings at The Highbrow Clinic

Exciting times ahead! After the most fabulous summer,

we’re feeling inspired here at Highbrow, and continue to

offer the innovation and excellence in our field for which

we have become known, and which has given us the a

reputation for the highest quality treatments locally. We

are giving the clinic a make-over to create a new-look

reception and retail area, and provide an extra treatment

room on the ground floor. There will also be a dedicated

training room for clinic owner, Louisa Franzen, to be

able to offer training courses in micro-pigmentation.

Louisa recently attended a Biotek Worldwide conference

in Milan where, with other master practitioners, they

shared their knowledge and expertise of the latest

trends and techniques. We are also excited to introduce

three new professionals to the team, who will offer a

whole range of new treatments to further enhance the

specialist offerings of the Highbrow Clinic.

Natalia Cox

Having trained with Linda Paradis in London, Natalia

went on to enjoy a highly successful career running

her own clinic in Dubai, only recently returning to the

UK. Also a qualified GP and dermatologist, she will be


• Tattoo Removal - Unfortunately, there are occasions

when people have undergone permanent cosmetic

treatments that are not of an acceptable standard

and therefore need to be removed.

• Plasma Lift - Plasma Pen is the beauty world’s

most advance, en-vogue and non-invasive skinlifting

treatment. Used in a number of treatments,

it dramatically enhances looks without the need for

surgery. It is used by trained professionals to treat,

repair and lift almost any skin area, especially the

• face and neck. It is a highly versatile procedure that

is stunningly effective at wrinkle-smoothing, eyelidtightening

and eyelid hood-reduction. Designed

to improve skin tone and texture, Plasma Pen

successfully treats, repairs, rejuvenates and lifts

ageing skin; spectacularly improves and brightens

skin tone, laxity and texture; significantly tightens

loose or sagging skin; dramatically reduces the

appearance of lines and wrinkles; and effectively

reverses hyper-pigmentation and discolouration.

It delivers a brighter, more contoured and more

youthful appearance, and the rapid results from our

advanced, non-surgical Plasma Pen blepharoplasty

treatment and sublimation technique are absolutely

stunning, virtually immediate and can last up

to three years - all without suturing, scalpels,

anaesthetic or costly surgery.

• Bio Revitalisation Injections - Bio revitalisation is

the revitalisation of skin in a biological way. This

is a non-surgical and widely applied way to fight

skin ageing and various skin problems in aesthetic

medicine. During the procedure, the skin is injected

with small doses of pure hyaluronic acid of nonanimal

origin. Hyaluronic acid is the main structural

element of connective tissue. It stimulates many

important processes in human organs. Hyaluronic

acid in skin moisturising ensures the youth of skin.

Eventually, however, the amount of this ‘youth elixir’

starts to decline unstoppably thus reducing the

tones, tightness and elasticity of skin. Skin ceases

to look lively, looks dehydrated and wrinkles form. In

addition to natural ageing, the skin is also affected

by photo ageing; the withering and ageing of the

skin stimulated by harmful UV rays.


Before and after Plasma Pen treatment

Dr. Victoria Beedham

We are delighted to be joined at The Highbrow Clinic by

Dr. Vicky Beedham, a practicing GP who will be offering:

• Muscle Relaxant Injections - Muscle relaxant

injections offer a variety of benefits including

controlling excessive sweating; brow lifts; frown and

forehead lines; improving the appearance of ‘turkey

neck’; and help with teeth grinding through injecting

the masseter muscle.

• Dermal Fillers - Targeting the lips, nasolobial folds,

marionette lines and cheek augmentation.

• Hand Rejuvenation

• Peri-Orql Sculpture - A combination of muscle

relaxant and filler, Peri-Orql Sculpture alleviates

stubborn smokers/barcode lines.

Kim Balaskas

With the overwhelming success of semi-permanent

makeup treatments at The Highbrow Clinic, we are

delighted to have Kim join us from her London clinic

every month to enable us to cut the waiting time for

appointments. Like Highbrow owner, Louisa, Kim is a

master practitioner in semi-permanent makeup.

New Treatments on Offer at The Highbrow Clinic

From mid August, Leah and Verity will be offering

Derma-Planing and Skin Peel treatments:

• Derma-Planing - Removes dead/keratinised surface

skin cells and unwanted facial hair, leaving skin

feeling incredibly soft with a nice, healthy glow.

This non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation can

accentuate facial features and make clients look

slimmer. It can be used on pregnant women, who

may be contraindicated other treatments such as

• chemical peels, and it allows makeup to glide on

effortlessly for a flawless finish. Derma-Planing

allows topical treatments to be absorbed more

readily into the deeper layers of the skin. It is

the exfoliation treatment of choice for extremely

sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial

veins, and is more cost-effective than chemical peels

or laser treatments.

• Skin Peel - This gentle exfoliation process is

especially good for combatting acne or oily skin

issues, because it breaks down the bonds that

hold dead skin cells together, allowing for easier

exfoliation and encouraging the new cells to grow

stronger and healthier. After a peel, the skin looks

refreshed and revitalised.

Products of the Month

• High Definition Pro Concealer - Disguise dark circles

and banish the appearance of blemishes with our

Pro-Fix Concealer. This full coverage concealer blurs

imperfections and brightens the appearance of dark

circles. The lightweight formula blends effortlessly

to give an airbrushed, skin-smoothing finish that

feels comfortable on the skin and stays put all day


• Lip Define - Create natural-looking definition that

lasts with the HD Brows Lip Define pencils. The

creamy formula of these lip liners allows you to

shape, line and define your lips with ease. Choose

from one of our five pigmented shades to create the

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Spotlight on:

Dorchester Literary Festival

Literary passions and country pleasures

17th-21st October 2018

Now in its forth year, the Dorchester Literary Festival is organised by

writers for all those who enjoy the written word, and aims to give you

the opportunity to hear stimulating talks and discussions by leading

authors in a relaxed and beautiful setting.

This year’s Literary Festival - proudly supported, once again, by

DOMVS - promises a fascinating line-up. Over the five days there will

be more than thirty speakers, including Vince Cable, Julian Fellowes,

Joanna Trollope, Orla Kiely, Jeremy Vine, Lynne Truss, Judy Murray

and Mark Austin. Authors will be talking on subjects as diverse as

escaping a survivalist Mormon family; food foraging; the dangers of

over-prescription; the suffragette movement and seeking the

abominable snowman. There will

also be a range of exciting, free

children’s events.

Janet Gleeson, who founded the

Literary Festival in 2015 together

with Paul Atterbury, is delighted

with the mix of fiction, nature,

health, history and current affairs.

‘We know our audiences enjoy a

wide range of subjects, which is

something we work hard to achieve

when putting the schedule together.

Last year we sold more than 3,500

tickets for 24 core events. This year

we’ve increased the size of some

of our venues, adding both Thomas

Hardye School and Dorchester’s

Corn Exchange, and with more than

30 core events scheduled we hope

to increase our visitor numbers.

Given that we’re still a relatively young

festival, we’re thrilled that it’s now

established as one of Dorchester’s main

cultural events.’

Tickets are available at Dorchester

Tourist Information Centre and online

via the Literary Festival website,

along with further information and the

complete event schedule.


In the Garden with Sarah

Sarah Talbot Garden Design

‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness...’

Keats’ famous description remains as evocative as ever,

and West Dorset excels itself at this time of year. A walk

through Powerstock or Thorncombe woods will reveal

autumn jewels of berries, seeds and fruits peppered

amongst majestic trees, the bluebells sleeping quietly

under the soil – English ones of course! Blow the

cobwebs away on Eggardon Hill or breathe the wonderful

sea air from the top of Golden Cap; absolutely magical

on a moonlit night and all of it on our doorsteps.

To bring the colours of the Dorset landscape into your

garden, it’s hard to beat the Asters - rich purples,

mauves and airy pinks - and Sedums too, which provide

a late summer banquet for bees and butterflies and,

later on, will look gorgeous with a dusting of frost. Mix

them with Japanese anemones and Rudbeckias, always

leaving their distinctive black-button seed heads

through the winter for hungry birds. Then, add grasses,

they’re the perennial romantics of the winter garden.

Miscanthus, Pennisetum, Stipa or Hakonechloa, there’s

one for every situation and if you have an inhospitable

area where nothing will grow, then Anemanthele

lessoniana is the plant for you.

As Christmas approaches, pick a few sprays of

Sarcococca for your festive table. Its sweet scent will

fill the room. Mix it with hydrangea heads, grasses and

some berried holly for a delightful centre piece – and all

of it from your garden.

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Spotlight on: Gorwell Barn

Mary Pengelly, Owner, Gorwell Farm

Dream up your own wedding day, create your own event

or feast on the exciting new food experiences on offer,

all at Gorwell Barn.

Your wedding day is your special day, the first day

of your married life together, and your it should be

everything you wish for. Gorwell Barn is a relaxed

setting where you really can express who you are as

a couple. Your own tastes and preferences can shine

through in every detail, helped by our infinitely flexible

attitude giving you the freedom to design your own

day. We’ll give you all the support you may need with

recommended suppliers and ample inspiration.

Our venue, in our own secret valley, is perfect for up

to 130 guests. There’s plenty of space for eating and

dancing, complete with well-equipped, comfortable

cottages to stay in and a field for glamping. Come and

make it your own as you throw the wedding of your


Our 17th century barn retains all of its period character

and atmosphere, but has been equipped with elegant

toilets, underfloor heating, inside and outside bar areas

and a large, new kitchen for use by your caterers. We

have a license to hold wedding ceremonies at Gorwell,

and have several beautiful ceremony areas for you to

choose from; the pagoda is situated outside in a pretty

wooded area if you’re dreaming of an outdoor wedding

with a difference; there is a large terrace alongside

the barn, offering the option of quickly moving your

ceremony inside if the weather turns, and we have a

designated area for a marquee or gazebo if preferred.

We have exciting plans to start running wedding-related

throughout the winter and spring, and Gorwell Barn

is available for all types of events requiring a unique

space with ample parking for visitors and which allows

you to plan your special event. A managed, licensed bar

is available and we can work with you to achieve most

requests, creating a truly unique event guaranteed to

leave a lasting impression on your guests.

We have now teamed up with Bea Atkinson for our

exciting, new food-lovers heaven - read on...


Bea Atkinson, Owner, Holway Kitchen

For the past ten years, I have been a chef and now run

my own catering company, Holway Kitchen. As I am

married to a farmer, I strongly believe that supporting

British farming and sourcing the best ingredients by

ethical means should be at the top of any caterer’s

agenda. When I think of Dorset I envisage outstanding

natural beauty, stunning coastline and, in my view, the

best food in the country.

I have been working with Mary and John Pengelly

of beautiful Gorwell Barn for four years, catering at

weddings and a variety of other events. From November

2018, Gorwell Barn and Holway Kitchen will be working

together during the winter season to bring you the very

best of Dorset’s produce at a pop-up restaurant, with

autumnal feasts, winter comfort menus and Christmas

food extravaganzas, as well as tips to help you get ahead

for Christmas Day.

To counteract a possible overindulgence during the

festive season, we will be focusing on healthier and

lighter menus during January. Using locally sourced

produce and seasonal food, we will be offering cooking

demonstrations, tasting evenings and, above all,

demonstrating how fun and easy cooking can be.

There will be also be talks from farmers, butchers, fish

mongers and vegetable growers from all over Dorset

discussing their methods of production and the sourcing

of a variety of foods; perfect if, like me, you like to know

exactly where the food you’re cooking comes from.

All our events provide a fantastic opportunity for you

to get out and enjoy yourself with friends and family,

as well as the chance to meet other people who share a

passion for good food.

Mary, John and I look forward to welcoming you to

Gorwell Farm this November.

For more information, visit the Gorwell Farm website or

email quoting ‘DOMVS Enterprise Club’.


Comfortably Plum

Lesley Waters, Owner, Lesley Waters Cookery School

If you are lucky enough to have a heavily laden plum

tree in your garden, then your thoughts at this time of

year are likely to be turning to jam making. Rich, sticky

plum jam is a pretty straightforward affair and most

recipes lend themselves to the many different plums

available. Advice from Mrs Beeton warns that some

plum varieties may need more sugar than others and

suggests regular stirring to prevent the jam catching

and burning. My grandmother, however, always chose to

take it just that stage further, giving her jam a fantastic

caramelised flavour, not too sweet and perfect on

our breakfast porridge. Whatever your preference, a

pleasant afternoon’s work should give you a line of full

jars ready to spread on your toast all winter long (yum!),

but please, don’t stop there.

Luscious, ripe plums are often considered inferior to the

more exotic peach and apricot, but I, for one, am a great

fan and use them widely in the kitchen. Plums come in

many shapes, sizes and colours. They should be firm

and plump in appearance with no wrinkled skin. When it

comes to eating, look for a soft, ripe fruit and don’t

forget that firmer fruit will, over a period of a few days,

continue to ripen in the fruit bowl. Ripe plums are great

with cheese and I love serving a bowl of sweet, juicy,

dark Victorias alongside a wedge of Blue Vinny cheese

as the perfect end to a late summer supper.

Firmer fruits lend themselves well to cooking, just

remember the riper the fruit the less time it will

probably take to cook. Gently cooked plums with brown

sugar, water and a touch of cinnamon will make a

delicious and versatile compote. Compote is great both

warm or at room temperature. Enjoy it on its own or with

vanilla yoghurt, baked rice pudding (think old fashioned

school dinners, but much better), or with hot, baked

cheese as a starter or pud. As plums are fruity and

sweet, they also go well with richer meats such as roast

pork or baked ham.

This month’s recipe is a fabulous fruity bread. Use any

ripe plums you fancy and serve it alone or, even better,

with a wedge of mature Cheddar.

Plum Galette

A plum and cinnamon sweet style pizza, delicious when

served with hunks of cheese.

Serves 6-8

For the dough:

• 225g (8oz) strong plain white flour

• 1 tsp salt

• 1 tsp caster sugar

• 1 tsp easy-blend dried yeast

• 150ml (0.25 pint) warm water

• 25g (1oz) butter, melted

• Zest of 1 lemon

• Zest and juice of 1 orange

For the fruit:

• 675g (1.5lb) mixed plums, stoned and quartered

• 55g (2oz) unsalted butter

• 55g (2oz) dark soft brown sugar

• 2 tsp ground cinnamon

• 1 punnet of blackberries (optional)

• Icing sugar for dusting

1. Sieve the flour into a large bowl and mix in the salt,

sugar and yeast. Make a well in the centre and pour in the

water and melted butter. Mix well to form a soft dough.

2. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 10

minutes until smooth and elastic.

3. Place the dough in a large, lightly oiled bowl. Cover

with cling film and leave to prove in a warm place for

about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

4. Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / gas mark 6.

Lightly grease a 27cm (11in) loose-bottomed flan ring

and place on a baking tray.

5. On a lightly floured surface, knock back the dough and

knead in the lemon and orange zest. Roll out the dough

into a rough round and place in the prepared tin.

6. Scatter the plums over the dough and dot over the

butter. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together and

sprinkle over the plums. Pour over the orange juice.

7. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the dough

is cooked and the plums are bubbling hot.

8. To serve, place on a board, scatter over the berries

and lightly dust with icing sugar.

If you would like to join Lesley for a day at the cook

school you can find all course details online, along with

other delicious recipes, at


The Battens team

listening to the

budget speech while

working on the

Kingcombe Meadows


Southern Co-op

visited the Greengage

Eco-Therapy Gardens

and pledged £30,000

to DWT’s Natural

Sparkle Project

Do for Dorset

Sally Cooper, Corporate Development Officer, Dorset Wildlife Trust

Dorset is a great place to find your work/life balance.

Balance, by its very nature requires difference, variety.

One of the reasons Dorset is so delightful is the

marvellous variety of habitat and landscapes. These

variations provide diversity in terms of landscapes and

seascapes, which in turn means Dorset is home to a

wonderful array of wildlife species. We have grasslands,

wildflower meadows, woodlands of all shapes and sizes,

wet, dry and humid heaths, marshes, bays, coves, reefs

and beaches, to name a few - all here in Dorset.

The brilliant news is that Dorset businesses are getting

involved in looking after our unique county. Employers

are helping to keep the places where their employees

live interesting and beautiful, and whole teams, from

management to workers, are supporting the areas in

which their businesses are located. ‘Think global, act

local’ really does work!

At Dorset Wildlife Trust, volunteering is at the heart

of what we do. Volunteers are our soul and our engine,

powering improvement, achieving change, inspiring

people to ‘do for Dorset’. Our corporate volunteers are

a tremendous part of this, and Dorset is lucky to have


Corporate volunteering starts at the top in Dorset.

The Senior Directors of Neal’s Yard Remedies came

out to clean Kimmeridge Beach with us. The Senior

Management Team of Siemens, Poole, came out to handdig

a pond. The Southern Cooperative has committed a

tremendous £30,000 to support volunteer work across

the county. Barclays build bridges and boardwalks, and

Battens build teams and listen to budget statements

whilst working on nature reserves. We couldn’t achieve

all these things without our corporate supporters and

their staff; it really does take a whole lot of people

power to work for wildlife. We value every single

volunteer and each and every task, and we thank them

heartily for their help.

It truly is a marvellous feeling to do something for

wildlife and your county. You are always invited to join

Dorset Wildlife Trust with your colleagues or on your

own. Either way, you’ll find a genuinely warm welcome,

we’ll take great care of you, and there’s always cake!

Next time you want to get out and do something, ‘do for

Dorset’ with Dorset Wildlife Trust.


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8. UK congress upper house (6)

10. Measure of 10,000 square metres (7)

11. Battle won by Edward III in 1346 (5)

12. Dry biscuit used as baby food (4)

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18. Composer of Brandenburg Concertos (4)

22. ‘Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina’ musical (5)

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24. Former Northern Ireland province

containing nine counties (6)

25. A young child (6)


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2. The dead body of an animal (7)

3. Painting executed directly on a wall (5)

4. Polly in ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ (7)

5. Ring-shaped bread roll (5)

6. Transparent, pale green stone (5)

9. Treatise by Thomas Hobbes (9)

14. Herring cured by salting and smoking (7)

15. World’s largest island sea (7)

16. Indian unleavened flatbread (7)

19. Roman goddess of love (5)

20. Small, open-fronted hut used as a shop (5)

21. Mainly sugar cake coating (5)

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