DOMVS Enterprise Club
Delight in the Best of
Our Seasonal Dorset
‘Abbotsbury Swannery’ by
this edition’s winner,
Relive the Summer
with Dorset Tea
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
domvs.co.uk 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.
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.
Editorial & Design
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!
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
We are moving! From early October 2018 you will find
us at 8 Wadebridge Street in the lovely setting of the
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
Bring Back the Summer
Dorset Tea Foil Fresh Pack - A Cup of Sunshine
Here in Dorset, we love the sunshine, and we are extra
lucky to enjoy 364 more hours of sunshine throughout
the year compared to the UK average. The feel of
warm sunshine and its radiant light just seems to make
everything better, whether you’re outdoors walking,
reading a book on the beach or pottering in the garden.
There’s just something about it that makes us smile.
At Dorset Tea, we decided there must be a way to savour
that special feeling the sunshine brings, so we created
our very own Sunshine Blend; tea that tastes as good
as the sunshine makes you feel. Our new foil fresh pack,
which has just launched into Waitrose, keeps your tea
fresher for longer in a new look caddy-style box.
much development work, these origins were chosen as
they gave a flavour and character to our tea which we
felt was truly special.’ - Tony Warr, Tea Buyer, Dorset Tea.
So how does the expert drink his Dorset Tea? ‘Brewed
for four minutes to let as much of the wonderful flavour
out, with just a dash of milk.’ A truly golden cup of
sunshine to be enjoyed all day, every day, Dorset Tea’s
Sunshine Blend has retained its Great Taste Award since
2010, receiving two stars for 2018. It has also won Taste
of the West ‘Gold’ Award and is a Champion Product
Find us locally in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda,
Co-op and independent retailers or buy directly from us
online at dorsettea.co.uk
Behind the Brew
Our master tea blenders
search the globe for
some of the world’s best
tea estates, chosen for
their quality with no
Tea Sunshine Blend is
a gold blend of Kenyan,
Rwandan and Assam tea,
all carefully selected for
their different qualities;
‘Kenya for its brightness
and briskness, Rwanda for
its flavour, and Assam for
body and strength. After
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
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (we regret we are unable to accept
• 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
DORSET, THE HOME OF
HALL & WOODHOUSE
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
Almer, Nr Blandford,
West St, Blandford
Forum, DT11 7AJ
Blandford St. Mary,
Hall & Woodho
Queen Mother Square,
Poundbury, DT1 3DD Bridport
Custom House Quay,
Weymouth, DT4 8BE
Weymouth, DT3 6HF
Main Road, Lulworth
Cove, BH20 5RQ
use, the home of Badger Beer
93 Manor Road,
Verwood, BH31 6DT
Lytchett Minster, BH16 6JE
Wimborne, BH21 1PF
188 Ringwood Rd,
Ferndown, BH22 9AP
139-141 Bournemouth Rd,
Poole, BH14 9HT
The Quay, Wareham,
Lake Road, Hamworthy,
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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.
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.
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.
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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Fordington Gin is an excellent Dorset Gin, created with a
unique combination of carefully sourced botanicals.
A gentle and distinctive creation, Fordington Gin uses
juniper, star anise and lemon balm combined with some
botanicals of Absinthe to create a subtle and original
Fordington Gin’s story is rooted in botanical heritage and
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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
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
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’.
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.
A plum and cinnamon sweet style pizza, delicious when
served with hunks of cheese.
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 lesleywaters.com
The Battens team
listening to the
budget speech while
working on the
visited the Greengage
and pledged £30,000
to DWT’s Natural
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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