Surrey Homes | SH53 | March 2019 | Fashion supplement inside

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Contents

March 2019

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HOUSE OF THE MONTH

Maggie Alderson’s pick of the

properties on the market now

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S4

WOOD WORKS

Rebecca Cuffe’s pick of midcentury

wooden furniture

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44

KIDS BEHAVING BADLY

Hilary Wilce asks what can we

do when children misbehave

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NOTEBOOK

All the best events of the month

PRINT PERFECT

Explore the joyous cottage of

textile designer Molly Mahon

GET THE LOOK

Products to seek out if you’d like

to imitate Molly and Rollo’s style

A COCKTAIL OF

GRANDEUR

A fabulous apartment hidden

above an antiques shop

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AND THE WINNER IS...

Find out what products won

this year’s Beauty Bible award

A YEAR OF WELLNESS

Eminé Rushton on making

your home a heaven

free from toxicity

NATURAL WISDOM

Wellbeing help and advice

LOVE YOUR LEFTOVERS

The art of cooking with

a plan for the leftovers

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155

161

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HOLIDAY CAMPS

Camps that keep kids

amused outside of school

WHAT’S ON

Your guide to March’s must-see events

COMPETITION

Win a jacket from Cashara’s

new collection

FABLES FROM THE FARM

Jane Howard’s latest update

from Cooper’s Farm

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100

GET THE LOOK

The best products to help

you to steal the ‘Cocktail

of Grandeur’ look

NATURAL COOL

A peak inside Natalie Walton’s

beautiful book This Is Home

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135

MARCHING FORTH

Sue Whigham guides you

through March in the garden

BORDERS WITH

BACKBONE

Explore the art of garden

borders with Jo Arnell

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THIS FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT

PRESENTS A HANDFUL OF ELEGANT,

COTTAGE STYLE HOUSES.

Properties are computer generated artist’s impressions and indicative only.

Ideally located in this sought after Surrey Hills village, near Dorking,

Garden Hill is small development of just four luxurious detached and

semi-detached houses with guide prices starting from £550,000.

Exclusively marketed by Patrick Gardner.

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Croft Road, Godalming, Surrey

A substantial three bedroom detached house with off road

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Guides are provided as an indication of each Seller’s minimum expectation. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell

for and may change at any time prior to Auction. Unless stated otherwise, each Lot will be offered subject to a reserve (a figure below

which the Auctioneer cannot sell the Lot during the Auction). We expect the reserve will be set within the guide range or no more than

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Viola House

The dream: It’s all there in the name

of this glorious Georgian mansion,

complete with shutters outside and a

plethora of elegant panelling and lofty

ceilings within. The house has been

renovated to create the perfect spaces

for modern luxury living, with a

breakfast room orangery off the huge

social kitchen, plus a second kitchen

(where staff can do the actual cooking

– the other kitchen is for wafting).

There is a whole wing for the palatial

indoor pool, sauna and gym. The

gardens are beautifully laid out and

there’s serious stabling action.

Where: The village of Stedham, near

Midhurst. Officially in West Sussex, it

has a cheeky Guildford postcode.

Setting: In 45 acres of beautiful

gardens and grounds, among the hills

of the South Down National Park.

Beds: 9 Baths: 7

Special features: Dark panelling in

the dining room, painted panelling in

one of the bathrooms. Floor length

bay windows in the drawing room,

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Pleasing details: In the garden there is

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Outside: Fishing on the River Rother,

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Time to town: 20 minutes

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Agent: House 01483 660166

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Wentwood

The dream: The quintessential

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constructed of bright limestone with

shiny floors, an imposing staircase

and galleried landing. The basement

houses a swimming pool complex,

with a media room and a social cellar.

Where: The ultra-exclusive

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Setting: Beautifully landscaped

gardens, with mature trees, among

other homes with the same

arrangement. A lot of golf courses.

Beds: 5 Baths: 5 (plus staff

accommodation)

Special features: His and hers walkin

closets of astonishing fabulousness.

Pleasing details: A magnificent

floodlit wine cellar, with adjacent

reception room.

Outside: Immaculate gardens and a

lap pool with a cabana.

Time to town: 45 minutes,

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The dream: A restored Grade

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Setting: Panoramic rural views

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Beds: 5 Baths: 3

Special features: Glorious

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and original woodwork.

Pleasing details: A splendid

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Outside: A lovely wood-framed

barn with accommodation for

humans, horses and cars.

Time to town: 20 minutes to Witley

and under an hour to Waterloo.

Agent: House 01483 660166

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collection on British wildlife

and farmyard animal

paintings in oil, and new

limited edition prints will be

on display at the Wey Gallery

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Edwardian socialite Margaret Greville.

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discover how the textiles and ceramics

in the collection are cared for (and even

have a go yourself); meet a Polesden

Lacey gardener or take a walk on

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Previous page Molly’s fabrics on cushions in the sitting room. She painted the flowers on the cupboard doors Above: The lampshade

over the kitchen table is in Molly’s design Pattee. The worktops were made from scaffolding planks

Textile designer Molly Mahon’s woodsman’s cottage

is tucked along a wooded lane on the edge of

the Ashdown Forest. For many of us it would

be a dream to live here, but while the location is idyllic,

Molly explains, their lovely cottage was far from dreamy

when they relocated here from London eight years ago.

The first house they had found had fallen through,

so they decided to rent while they waited for

another property they loved enough to appear.

‘When we first looked at this one, we thought no,’ says

Molly. ‘There were no windows in the kitchen and the

downstairs was divided into lots of gloomy little rooms.

But time went on and we still hadn’t found anything. This

house was in such a good location and it was a project,

which was what we wanted, so we came back to it.’

The family lived in the cottage for a year to get the feel

of it, but some things they were sure of from the start: ‘We

knocked a hole in the kitchen immediately just to bring the

light in, changed the bathroom and then we did our plan.’

The main aim of which was to bring more light inside

– and also to lower the floors. Both Molly and husband

Rollo are tall and needed some headroom. The stairs were

also a problem: ‘You had to walk all the way through

the house to get to the staircase and the children hated

being upstairs as it was divided by a heavy door.’

‘We lowered and levelled the floors from the kitchen

onwards, and covered the passageway in to make the boot

room and laundry, which also houses our big fridge.’

The main part of the house is now accessed by a clever

little sliding glass door that opens directly into the


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Clockwise, from top left: The sofa in the sitting room is covered in Molly’s award-winning Luna fabric. Molly’s painted flowers on

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Left: Molly painted the fireplace in Bloomsbury style. The

painting on the left is by her friend Emma Black Below:

Molly and the children painted the stars on to the blue paint

on the staircase walls. The wallpaper is Molly’s Lani design

living area. ‘There was also no way out into the garden

from the kitchen, so we put in the French doors and we

painted the black beams white to bring the light in.’

It’s hard to imagine that this was once an uninviting

space. Now the whole of the downstairs feels spaciously

cosy and bright and even on the gloomy morning of our

visit, seems lit with internal sunshine, helped along by a

rich ochre cloth over the table in the middle of the room.

While the work was going on the family had to move out,

but they didn’t move far – in fact they took up residence in

their double garage, using the front half as a kitchen, the

back as storage and, because Rollo was running a camping

company, they slept in two big tents in the garden.

‘It was quite an adventure to live under canvas,’ Molly

laughs. ‘Great fun really and it meant that we were right

there during the building project, which is quite important.’

Completely remodelling your home is chaotic enough,

but as is the way with many a grand design, third child

Orlando arrived in the middle of it all – at the same

time as Molly’s business had begun to take off.

As with many successful start-ups, it had all began

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This page: Daughter Lani’s bedroom. The fabric in the canopy

is one of Molly’s hand-block printed cottons, Stars Left: The

wallpaper is Spot and Star

as a hobby while they were living in London. ‘I was

always in a shop called Tobias and the Angel in Barnes

and I just loved the block printed fabrics in there.’

Although Molly wasn’t encouraged to study art at

school – ‘it wasn’t educational enough,’ she laughs –

her mother is the artist Celia Lewis so she grew up in

a creative environment, able to experiment artistically

at home. As an adult she still needed that outlet.

‘I was always trying out little workshops at various places,

but never seemed to get that satisfied feeling,’ she says. Then

Angel Hughes, who owns the Tobias and the Angel shop,

suggested that she tried fabric printing. ‘So I signed up for a

workshop and then saw that it was being held down here.’

Molly says of that first block printing workshop:

‘I thought I’d arrived in heaven. It was thrilling.’ It

turned out that she was also very good at it and she

ended up helping Angel for two years, learning about

paint, materials and the process of block printing.

‘I just never got bored of it. Lifting the block and

seeing if it was any good or not was always exciting.’

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Above: Youngest child, Orlando’s bedroom. The wallpaper is Fern. The quilt is also by Molly Mahon

and when a friend asked her to print some wallpaper for

her shepherd’s huts, the business began to take off.

‘I couldn’t have asked for a better starting point

to turn a hobby into a business. People enjoyed

the colours and it started to sell. It got quite busy

once I could use the garage as a workroom.’

Molly remembers how once they’d moved back

into the house, they had to shift all the furniture

aside in the living room to lay out the fabric. It was

clear she needed more space and somewhere that

people could visit in order to see her work.

They had just found the ideal space in a nearby

unit when what could have been a terrible set back

arrived. Molly was diagnosed with breast cancer. It

was a very difficult time, but friends and family rallied

round and helped to keep everything running.

‘Rollo had been going up and down to London with

his business, but he put that to one side in order to

help. During the treatment and the chemo the one

saving grace to me was thinking about my business.’

Supporting Molly, Rollo started to take on a lot more.

‘He’s great at organising and he made it into a

business. He’s still here – he never went back.’

Working with their small team, the structural changes

are more or less finished in the house. The ground floor

is now all one space, but manages to retain its cottagey

feel. The ceilings are tall enough for Molly and Rollo to

be comfortable, but still low enough to keep things cosy,

light now floods in though the French windows and

Molly’s colourful designs sing out from every corner.

The kitchen has been ingeniously – and incredibly

economically – designed and built, using timber frames

as units and scaffolding planks for the worktops. ‘The

whole thing cost about £300 in the end,’ smiles Molly.

It has a rustic country look, with some shelves open to

display the contents – lovely bowls, plates and serving


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Above Molly’s Coral wallpaper in the bathroom Left: Rollo and Molly’s

bedroom. All the fabrics and the quilt are by Molly Mahon

dishes – while others are curtained off with Molly’s printed fabrics.

The lamp hanging over the kitchen table is in the ‘Pattee’

design that was inspired by fretwork and Persian gardens,

which Molly had seen at the Amber Fort in Jaipur, India, where

most of her production now takes place – although, until

recently she took most of her inspiration from Africa.

‘I did Anthropology at university and African art was always

there as an inspiration. I was writing my dissertation and

simultaneously looking at the colours and the patterns all

around me there. I hadn’t really thought about India.’

By chance Rollo’s brother James was doing horse safaris

in Jaipur and offered to do some research for her.

‘James would Facetime me from all these wonderful places,

but in the end I needed to go and explore for myself. I went

out there for a week and he was able to chaperone me.’

Molly remembers walking into one of the workshops to find a

homespun cacophony of colour that was almost overwhelming.

‘The printing, dying and sewing was all going on together in one

space and I was blown away by it. Everything seemed to be possible

over there and I came back so inspired. I must have been to India

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Most of the soft furnishings in the room have been designed

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She carefully closes the drawers that house a collection

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so this is the guest room when people come to stay.’

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who have been a big influence on Molly’s work.

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friend Lottie Cole, who has done a series of paintings of the

interior in Charleston House, home to the Bloomsbury Set.

‘Lottie does the most amazing paintings,’ says

Molly. ‘I am very lucky. All the artworks in the

room are done by friends, or by my mother.’

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bathroom was in the main bedroom.

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This page: Molly’s garden studio in what

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It just seemed so empty.’

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paper. Molly also designed and made

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example of how effortlessly she is able to

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blue, until on a whim one rainy Sunday,

she and the children just painted

starry fireworks onto the blue paint.

‘It needed jazzing up,’ she says.

‘We’ll probably change it again soon.’

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Previous page: The 18th century kitchen table is a baker’s dough bin Above: The 19th century German cuckoo and quail clock is

mounted on the Fornasetti Mediterranea wallpaper by Cole & Son

Above an antiques shop in the picture postcard village of

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revealing a table lamp dripping with fat bauble-shaped candles

on a green porphyry column and a 19th century German

cuckoo clock hung on Fornasetti wallpaper by Cole & Son,

it’s apparent these homeowners are not afraid to mix it up.

Nick and Will moved here from Buckinghamshire three

years ago. Prior to moving Nick worked in the pharmaceutical

industry and Will was a valuer at an auction house.

Will explains: ‘Nick’s mum lives in Bexhill and we used

to come here for lunch. We fell in love with the village

and when we saw this building for sale one day we just

went for it. It’s a proper community here. Popping across

the road to get a paper can take 15 minutes because

you know everyone and always end up chatting.’

Will, who is rocking a look of vintage denim dungarees

and a 1930s pillbox hat today, admits he was relieved to


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Above: Looking from the first-floor hall into the sitting room.

Left: The hall walls are hand-painted marbling. The cast-iron

urns are 18th century continental

discover that ‘there are plenty of eccentrics and artistic

types here so not only was I welcome, I fitted right in.’

The only drawback was that their house in

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the shop, although well proportioned, was only

a one bed. The solution? Open an antiques shop

downstairs to sell what they didn’t want to keep.

‘It had got to the point where even in the old

house we couldn’t keep on collecting because we

just had so much stuff,’ says Nick. ‘Opening a shop

was a way we could carry on sourcing things.’

Will also opened a vintage dress shop next door. He says

vintage clothes ‘are a passion that has become an obsession’.

The shop is decked out like a fantasy Hollywood dressing

room and is a veritable treasure trove of old school glamour,

sequined sparkly dresses, feathery hats and evening bags.

Jewellery has been another of his great passions since

childhood when his glamorous grandmother used to

give him extra pocket money for cleaning hers. ‘I loved

seeing it all spread out on the dining room floor.’

So, with the two shops a sort of extended

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turns splendidly grand, imaginative and fun.

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Above: The tapestry on the facing wall of the sitting room is dated to around 1580. Will found the early 20th century Fortuny

curtains in an auction. A painting hangs on the back of the door

array of paintings and prints including more Fornasetti,

which Nick collects, oil paintings bought at auction and

a wonderful piece by local artist David Apps which looks

like an antique old master but on closer inspection features

Mickey Mouse. It’s a fun burst of the contemporary amid

the old. Apps is a friend who has a gallery in the village.

The stairs lead to an ochre-painted hallway dramatically set

with cast-iron antique urns holding piles of antique coral and

shells; and a German Empire style Biedermeier chest on which

sits a pearl inlaid wooden crucifix and ornate candlesticks.

At one end of the hall is a pretty green-painted kitchen

with gorgeous views over the surrounding countryside.

The room is dominated by a William Speakman longcase

clock and an 18th century oak dough-bin table. Will

demonstrates the pull-out drawer (or bin) under the table

where traditionally dough would be left to rise overnight.

The 17th century oak chairs are mismatched auction

buys. The gorgeous silverware on the table is Old

Sheffield Plate, something Will collects because he

enjoys the fact it was designed ‘for ordinary people

to give a less expensive impression of grandeur. After

200 years of polishing the copper shows through

which gives it a lovely warm glittery effect.’

On the chimney breast hangs a 19th century French

mirror, flanked by a pair of pretty 18th century Venetian

mirror paintings. Tucked in a corner is a George II bureau

bookcase which Nick, who also works as a freelance

writer, uses as a writing desk. Another wall is flanked by

a 19th century bread rack which doubles as a TV unit.

‘It still has the original paintwork,’ says Nick. ‘That’s

why I fell for it.’ The bread rack is cleverly backed

with curtains which hide the television cables. Sitting

on top of it is a lovely vintage doll’s house which on

closer inspection is made from old fruit crates.

By the door sits a round Edwardian display

table housing a collection of pug-related antiques

(Nick and Will have three dogs of their own).

‘This table did have a glass top’, laughs Will. ‘But we

had a party recently which ended with a guest falling on

top of it. We laughed. Of course we don’t like it when

things get broken, but we’d rather enjoy using things

than hide them away. When people first visit, they


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Above: In the drawing room a Fornasetti print hangs over a sofa covered in a 1920s armorial tapestry. The chair is upholstered with a

rare 18th century Turkish needlework

do tend to wander around like it is a museum but then

they see how relaxed we are and they relax too.’

And that laid-back attitude to their treasures is also on

display in the sumptuous red-painted sitting room at the

other end of the hall. The first thing Will points out is a

George II birdcage table, originally designed for afternoon

tea parties. Will demonstrates how it swivels round, ‘a bit

like a lazy Susan. Back in the day the hostess would pour,

then swivel to her guest, then pour another cup and so on.’

These days the table is used as Will’s cocktail mixing

bar. It is set with French crystal champagne coupes

and vintage cocktail shakers on a silver tray.

‘That set of glasses used to be much larger but we’ve

lost a few,’ says Will. ‘My cocktails are strong so that’s just

how it is. I try not to worry about how old or valuable

something is. It was all made to be used and not just looked

at. What’s the point of keeping things hidden in a drawer?’

The sofa in the room looks like it has seen a few good

parties over the years too. It is 1920s with naked ladies

carved on the legs in the medieval revival style. Will had

planned to reupholster it but has grown attached to the

tatty original yellow cushions, so has left it as it is.

The sofa is joined by mismatched cosy armchairs

with plenty of soft throws and cushions. But the look

is modernised by the juxtaposition of more of Nick’s

Fornasetti collection including a glass coffee table and

a stunning print which takes up an entire wall.

In the corner is a bookcase displaying some highly

unusual objects such as Chinese carved amber and a

piece of a Flemish door arch dating from around 1500,

together with a pair of striking Regency-era Derby tazzas

(originally used for displaying sweetmeats and fruit).

But it’s the textiles and art that really bring

this room to life, such as the tapestry behind the

sofa which Will has dated to around 1580.

‘My real pride and joy are the curtains’, explains Will.

‘They were miscatalogued in an auction, so I got them for a

bargain. They are in fact early 20th century metallic printed

on silk by Mariano Fortuny. He perfected a secret technique

of printing on silk and velvet with metal. They would have

originally been very bright, but I love how over time they have

faded to warm gold and red. They were too small for the

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Above: A column on the stairs holds some of Will’s large collection of perfumes. The walls are painted in Paynes Grey

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windows in our previous house and I had them tucked away

for ages so it’s wonderful they are the perfect fit for here.’

There is so much art lining every inch of wall it is

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Lining the fireplace are some beautiful old visiting cards

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Also, on this level is a shower room made instantly

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Another staircase, painted grey, leads us upstairs into a

sunny terrazzo-yellow bedroom, dressing room and bathroom.

‘I wanted to go from dark colours downstairs and get a

sense of sunshine the higher up we went’, says Will. ‘The

paint is by the company Craig & Rose 1829 and is the

same yellow Queen Marie-Thérèse used in her chamber.’

The French style bed is, surprisingly, a modern buy by Laura

Ashley. Will bursts out laughing: ‘A bed is the only thing I like

to have new. I love old upholstered chairs and sofas but the

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This page The Fornasetti lamp shades in the master bedroom are

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thought of bugs where I sleep freaks me out. I’m proper Princess

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a mattress topper and lots of proper quilts and blankets.’

Atop the bed sits an Indian tapestry, once a bullock

blanket used for processions. Like Will’s other textiles, the

original colours have faded in a way he loves. The bed is

flanked by two Fornasetti table lamps, in a fun touch both

are topped with vintage hats. At the base sits a lovely 17th

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At one end of the room is a beautiful Tudor table

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really too big for in here but I could never sell it.’

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the contents on top of the table. There are photos of

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Cassandra Karinsky moved

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LYON, FRANCE

Pierre Emmanuel Martin

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When Arabella and Sam McIntosh

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Beach Black and has acquired things

for their new home with great care.

‘We made a decision to only buy

pieces that we would be excited to

unpack out of a container down the

track. Each piece will remind me

of the new places I discovered and

people I met sourcing them.’

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Beauty

And the winner is…

Josephine Fairley reveals key winners in this year’s Beauty Bible

Awards – with products tested by over 1500 women

Where do you turn to find out

about beauty products that

really work? i’d like to think

you visit this page and i’m proud to

say that many of the product insights

i share here aren’t purely from my

own experience – they’ve come via real

women who’ve trialled products for the

Beauty Bible books and website that

i write and edit with my collaborator

Sarah Stacey.

Since we launched in 1996, Sarah

and i have had over 30,000 real

women trialling products for us –

making Beauty Bible’s the biggestever

independent beauty survey in

the world. in 2019, because we now

all want info at the click of a finger,

the results of the in-depth surveys are

online, at beautybible.com.

We now cover 102 categories of

product and for this year’s awards over

1500 women tested haircare, suncare,

bodycare, skincare and make-up for us,

all of it over a period of months. So i’m

happy to share some highlights of the

Beauty Bible Awards 2019, which have

just gone live. These products all won

the gold Award in their categories.

Cleansing balm

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm,

£47 for 100ml and cleansing cloth. Not

the first Award for this superfacialist’s

make-up-melting balm, which is based

on ultra-nourishing moringa oil, wild

sea fennel, rose oil and vitamin E – and

definitely not its last. But the score here

was stellar: 9.10/10 averaged across 10

women.

Beauty Bible testers comments:

‘The most luxurious cleanser I have ever

used. A real treat for the face, feels as if

I’ve used a moisturising mask, as well as

working really well as a cleanser.’

‘What can I say except I’m a convert

to this perfect cleanser. The fragrance

is divine, perhaps from the bergamot,

jasmine and sweet almond oils.’

‘Used this a.m./p.m. for three weeks

and then on to the end of the pot. It has

made a noticeable difference in reducing

fine lines and wrinkles, enhancing glow,

radiance and softness and plumping my

very dry mature skin.’

Body oil

Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose

Body Oil, £47 for 100ml.

The divine rose fragrance – so

consistently popular with Beauty Bible

testers over the decades – helped nudge

this AA oil towards its high score. It’s

also blended with neroli and geranium

specifically to uplift spirits and ‘awaken

your soul’.

‘Top marks for this lovely fragranced oil,

which absorbed within a few minutes so

I didn’t have to wait long to get dressed.

Skin was immediately soft, more nourished

and beautifully fragranced.’

‘Scars, stretch marks and dry patches all

look 100 times better. I took it with me to

the South of France and my limbs looked

super glowing, with a sexy sheen.’

‘Lower legs looked 10 years younger,

I really mean that! They were perfectly

smooth and looked like I had leg make-up

on… It is that good.’

Miracle treatment

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic

Cream, £70 for 50ml. Charlotte Tilbury

may be better known for her makeup,

but this cream – which she used

to have privately mixed up to use on

her celebrity and supermodel clients –

won gold as ‘Best Miracle Treatment’,

delivering much more than cosmetic

results (tied with Clinique’s Fresh

Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin

C 10%).

‘I LOVE this – I’ve had compliments

on my younger-looking skin from friends

and my husband for the first time ever!

My skin was softer immediately; after

two weeks my wrinkles and lines are less

obvious, skin looked brighter and plumper,

and tone more even.’

‘Magic it certainly is. I fell in love with

this; my skin is clearer, brighter, softer and

smoother, appears less crêpe-y and fine lines

and wrinkles reduced.’

‘Absolutely makes my skin look younger!

It has instant effects on plumping skin and

giving a wonderful glow.’

Light-reflecting

concealer

Temple Spa Glint Shadow

Concealer, £20. Looking to

conceal shadows and make

furrows less visible? This was

one of an amazing dozen

winners in the Beauty Bible

Awards 2019 from Temple

Spa, available in two shades.

‘10/10. Blended easily into


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my skin, even when not using foundation

or tinted moisturiser.’

‘Light formula that blended very easily

to conceal dark shadows at corners of eyes

and whole eye area, concealed and made

puffiness less noticeable, softened frown

lines making them less pronounced. I also

applied it to red patches at the sides of my

nose and it concealed the redness.’

‘Promised to battle the signs of daily

fatigue or too many late nights and did

make me look a lot less tired – fresh as a

daisy in fact.’

Gradual Tanner Face

Crystal Clear Beach Glow Tan Drops,

£27.99 for 30ml. Feel your skin looks a

little drab right now? For the first time

in our Awards, Beauty Bible covers

all the different tanning categories,

including gradual tanners. Gold winner

here is a product which you add dropby-drop

to your moisturiser.

‘So easy to use and unlike some tanning

products it really is fool proof as you just

add it to your regular moisturiser and

it works within about 45 minutes. The

colour is subtle and looks very natural.’

‘Made me look light golden and put a

smile on my face. It promises a healthy

glow and that’s exactly what it gives.

Perfect.’

Beauty Steal Award

SVR Physiopure Cleansing Micellar Water,

£11 for 200ml. One of our favourite

things at Beauty Bible is to direct readers

towards great affordable buys – and to

brands they may never have heard of –

like this cleansing water from a new-to-

the-UK French pharmacy brand, which

won a Silver and a ‘Beauty Steal’ Award.

‘Glides over the skin and even one swipe

picked up a lot of make-up.’

‘A nice quick product – cleansed makeup

and eye make-up efficiently and didn’t

irritate my eyes. My skin looked bright and

had a nice tone.’

‘A winner! I enjoyed using it and

results were fabulous; removed everything

perfectly, even waterproof mascaras.’

‘The sort of product you would want

your daughter to use on her skin as a

first cleanser, or take with you if you are

backpacking.’

Pillow mist:

REN & Now to Sleep Pillow Spray,

£16.20 for 75ml. As they’re such a

‘thing’ (and since beauty sleep isn’t

called ‘beauty sleep’ for nothing), for the

first time in these Awards we included

products to help you drift off.

‘I often have trouble sleeping, but this

did help me to feel more relaxed and fall

asleep more quickly.’

‘I love this natural sleep spray. I look

forward to using it, as it smells divine and

has a feelgood factor getting you ready for

some sweet dreams!!’

‘I’m so pleased with results especially

after having a hard day at work as mum

… this is my new life saver. Really good,

with massive improvement in actually

falling asleep. I have been able to sleep

deeply more and more often.’

Mascara:

Guerlain Maxi Lash So Volume £26.50.

I’m always quietly chuffed when a

favourite product of my own scoops a

Gold Award – as Guerlain’s Maxi Lash

did. It’s the brush which is the real key,

here: brilliantly ‘grippy’ to catch even

the teensiest eyelash and sweep on the

volumising formula.

‘10/10! The wand picked up just enough

mascara to coat lashes without being too

much. Very easy to apply and build up as

desired; no clumping even with a second

coat.’

‘Would I buy it? A million times “Yes”. I

will never use another mascara again.’

‘A great mascara for dramatically

lengthening and volumising; easy to apply

(not too wet), doesn’t smudge or smear.’

All Round Shampoo

Hairburst Shampoo, £12.50 for 350ml.

Confused by the supermarket haircare

fixture? Although we do award

categories for different colours of

hair (blonde, brunette, redhead), and

problems like frizz or lack of volume,

we know some women just want a great

product, plain and simple. And this is it.

‘Top marks for this coconut-smelling

shampoo, which did a good job of cleaning

my hair, was easy to wash out and didn’t

sting my eyes. Love the smell!’

‘Promised longer, stronger and more

radiant looking hair – and I do

feel it made it stronger and it

looked healthier.’

‘My hair was in quite bad

condition when I started

to use the product

– dry and damaged

after an 11-day beach

holiday – but this

transformed it.’

For full results, scores

and comments, visit

beautybible.com

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Wellbeing

A Year of Wellness

From plastic oceans to record air pollution, the headlines would have

us believe that we’re on course to leave this planet in a bit of a mess.

Eminé Rushton believes that there’s still hope – and that our homes are the

best places to begin implementing practical changes, for good

March: The home front

It began with our family move to

Kent, from a relentlessly noisy bit

of South East London (on, we later

discovered, one of the most polluted

roads in the UK) to a 200-year-old

cottage in a little village. The air quality

was so obviously better we couldn’t quite

believe how long we’d spent inhaling the

fumes of eternal traffics.

Without the air pollution around us,

we became that bit more sensitive to our

surroundings. We were able to throw

windows open, to let gusting breezes

race through our rooms, without fearing

for our lung capacity. It

also inspired me to start

asking bigger questions

about the environments

we choose to live in, and

the decisions we make

when we come to decorate,

clean, restore and care for

our homes.

I spent days researching the lowest

toxicity paints on the market, with

zero to low VOC ratings. This stands

for ‘Volatile Organic Compounds’

which have been shown to be skin,

eye and lung irritants, and have also

been linked to endocrine disruption

with its increased risk of cancer. Most

commercial paint is high in them. I

decided on Earthborn, a clay-based

paint that is 100% VOC-free.

For areas subjected to more rough and

tumble, we used Little Greene’s floor

paint, very low VOC and extremely

resistant to damage and marking.

I long ago switched from commercial

domestic cleaning products to natural

alternatives. Lemon, bicarbonate of soda

and vinegar will do most household jobs

very well indeed and I recommend the

brilliant book Natural Home Cleaning

“It’s worth paying

attention to

plastic when it’s

at its most healththreatening”

by Fern Green (Hardie Grant) for things

you can make with cheapest basics, to

do any household job imaginable.

I’ve also taken out an account with

Big Green Smile, who deliver costcutting

eco-friendlier bumper sizes

and refill packs of the best-known

green cleaning products (by Ecover,

Method, Ecozone etc) in boxes that are

themselves 100% biodegradable.

My favourite household cleaning

brands are Tincture London, Marcel’s

Green Soap and Dr Bronner’s Liquid

Castile Soap (which can be used for

laundry, dishes, floors and

even our own bodies).

For those who like to

disinfect their loos with

bleach, I would caution as

it has been shown to be

the single most corrosive

and toxic home cleaning

product of all, with fumes

inhaled by children linked to chronic

asthma and a much higher incidence of

allergies and skin conditions. Instead, I’d

recommend the super-thick and highly

effective Ecozone Toilet Cleaner, the best

I’ve tried out of a dozen eco brands.

Then there’s the plastic. While it’s

unlikely we’ll ever be plastic-free, it’s

worth paying attention to when plastic

is at its most health-threatening. While

many manufacturers now produce

what they deem to be ‘safe’ plastics

e.g. BPA-free, there are many different

chemicals involved in the manufacture

of this eternally problematic material,

many of which have been found to leach

into the foods or liquids within them,

particularly when subjected to heat.

So, microwaving your food in a plastic

container is a bad idea, as is regularly

eating or drinking hot things out of

plastic or polystyrene. If food or liquid

is to be stored, it’s certainly worth

switching to ceramics, glass, stainless

steel or earthenware instead.

Likewise, with bottled water – some

of which has been shown to be bottled

up to two years before it is finally sold.

Far better and cheaper is to simply carry

your own filtered tap water in a glass or

stainless steel bottle, every day.

To make sure that water is pure I

recommend the counter-top filtration

system The Big Berkey (save money

if you pick one up from the slightly

damaged sale).

Plastic-free online stores are booming

– and plastic-free retail shops are also

popping up all around us (Unboxed

Kent in Canterbury; Macknade Fine

Foods in Faversham; Bare Bazaar

in Ashford, to name a few) and are

fantastic value for money. You take your

own containers and fill up on daily

essentials such as pasta, washing liquid,

pulses and flours.

While we do still use our local

supermarket for certain things, we have

also switched our veg and fruit orders to

a local farm box scheme, which comes

in paper and card, and is returned the

following week. And our peelings go to

compost, or our happy rabbit Pip.

Nothing in our new systems has been

harder work or more expensive overall,

and it’s been a satisfying learning curve

for the whole family.

Eminé shares more of what she learns

on Instagram @thisconsciousbeing and

would love to hear of any

new eco, ethical, lowwaste

finds, schemes

and communities, in

and around your

home town too.

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

of the conscious living blog, The Balance Plan, balanceplan.co.uk


Natural Wisdom

Jessica Hurley is the creator of hand-made, small-batch luxury

organic skincare line Pennies and Feathers

Jessica Hurley called her skincare line

Pennies and Feathers in memory of her

mother. “She told me that if there was

any way that she could let me know that

she was still around after she died, then

she would do so through pennies and

feathers.”

Also in tribute to her late mother,

10% of all profits from the range goes

to independent charities that support

people who are living with a cancer

diagnosis.

What one piece of seasonal wisdom

helps you in winter? In winter I

definitely embrace everything hygge and

try to make my home environment as

cosy and comforting as possible. By the

time we get to March it’s easy to long

for the lighter, brighter evenings and

wish the rest of winter away, but we

are so lucky to live in a country where

we have seasons so I try to appreciate

each one. I fill my house with candles

and soft blankets and get excited for

what I could achieve by the next time

winter comes around. A whole year of

possibilities ahead.

Which one self-care ritual do you

never skimp on? Each evening I use

a facial oil after cleansing and I always

take a few moments to perform a

little facial massage routine on myself.

This really works the oil in, relaxes

my muscles, releases tension and helps

circulation. This ritual helps me to sleep

better, is a time to reflect on the day and

is amazing if I have a tension headache.

What’s cooking in your kitchen

this month? I have really been

enjoying warming soulful meals and

my favourite has been a simple spiced

lentil soup. It’s a delicious bowl filled

with so much goodness like sweet

potato, courgettes and chickpeas. Very

comforting and you can make it in large

batches too.

Share one book that taught you

something amazing about life – and

made you better at living it? When

I was first thinking of creating my

skincare brand and was looking for

some inspiration, I read Jo Malone’s

autobiography My Story. Not only

did this give me encouragement and

confidence to push forwards, but Jo’s

story was so moving. She had such a

difficult, humble start in life and also

went through breast cancer. She is

very resilient and it showed me that

you can be anyone you want to be,

you just need to live it.

What always brings a smile to

your face? There are little signs that

I notice in nature that always remind

me of my mum. If I see a robin or

if a white feather falls in my path,

then those things really make me

smile and make me feel peaceful too.

What is the best treatment you’ve

had locally? I treat myself to a fullbody

aromatherapy massage. With

my work as a hair and makeup

artist my back can sometimes suffer,

especially during the busy wedding

season, so I thoroughly appreciate

the time to relax, but my muscles

really do need the attention too. My

go-to salon is Beauty Secrets in

Horsham, all the therapists I have

seen there have been brilliant.

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I’ve just rediscovered knitting! Thanks to We

Are Knitters (a super-cool Madrid/NYCbased

collective), who send you everything

you could possibly need (softest alpaca wool,

eco wooden needles, video tutorials etc) in

one post-able kit, I am very much enjoying

this mindful and satisfying hobby once

more. The best bit? The designs are super-simple to

knit and reassuringly cool to boot. weareknitters.com

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This month

Eminé has been:

enjoying a gentle, seasonal facial treatment with

Ellie Gill. A natural make-up artist and holistic

facialist, she works a day from Botanica Health,

a secret little spot in rural Rusthall, just outside

of Tunbridge Wells, and another day from the

beautiful AS.Apothecary in Lewes.

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Food

Love your

leftovers!

Food blogger Anna Stanford shares her

meal-planning secret – making extra to

have leftovers which become the basis of

the next meal annasfamilykitchen.com

Photographs: David Merewether Styling: Holly Levett

From one big pot of

bolognese sauce…

A simple bolognese sauce made

in a large batch – using 1.5kg of

beef mince – is so useful. You can

serve up a spag bol to a family of

four generously and will still have

half of the sauce left. From it you

can create:

Chilli Con Carne Just add fresh

chillis, chilli powder, kidney

beans and a chopped pepper and

cook through. Serve with rice

and salsa, or load into tacos, on

tortillas or into jacket potatoes.

Cottage Pie Top with mashed

potato – regular or sweet potatoes

– and cook in an oven for 30

minutes until crisp on top.

Lasagne Layer the sauce with

lasagne sheets and cheese sauce

and top with grated cheddar,

parmesan and torn mozzarella.

Bake for 40 minutes.

Cannelloni Fill cannelloni tubes,

top with cheese sauce and bake

for 40 minutes.

Moussaka Traditionally this is

made with lamb mince but it

works fine with beef. Layer the

sauce, pre-browned aubergine

and a cheese sauce, which has

had one egg and an extra egg

yolk whisked into it.

From a BATCH of

pancake batter...

Use the 1:1:1 ratio –1 egg to 1 cup

plain flour to 1 cup milk, scaling up

as required. Add a pinch of salt and

whisk. Make a batch for breakfast

pancakes and at least one other

quick meal during the week.

Toad in the Hole Colour your

sausages in a frying pan, then pour

over the batter and bake in a hot

oven for 30 minutes.

Blueberry and Banana American

Pancakes Add 1 tsp baking powder,

1 tsp melted butter, a handful of

blueberries and a mashed banana

and ladle the mixture into a hot

lightly oiled frying pan.

FROM Leftover ROAST

Tagine Use leftover lamb to make a tagine.

Soften 1 onion, 3 cloves garlic and 2 tsp

grated ginger in a pan before adding 1 tsp

each of ground cumin and coriander and

2 tsp ras-el-hanout. Add the lamb, 1 can

chickpeas, 200g can of tomatoes, 2 tbsp

balsamic vinegar and simmer for 30 minutes.

Curry Soften 1 chopped onion, add 3

crushed garlic cloves, 2 tsp fresh grated

ginger, 1 chopped chilli, 1 tsp ground

cumin, coriander and turmeric and 1

tbsp medium curry powder. Add 1 tin

chopped tomatoes and 400ml tin of

stock. Add chopped or shredded cooked

meat and lentils or a 400g chickpeas if

you wish. Simmer for 30 minutes.

From a roast chicken

Quesadillas Sandwich pieces of

shredded chicken, grated cheese,

cherry tomatoes or chilli between

two tortillas and dry fry in a large

pan for 2 minutes on each side

or until the cheese is melted.

Or combine chicken, peppers,

tomatoes and guacamole in a

tortilla and roll.

Soup Make a soup with chicken

stock, leftover vegetables and pieces

of chicken. Leave chunky or blitz.

For an Asian vibe add cooked

noodles, soy sauce, ginger, chilli,

stock and sugar snaps or green

beans. Or you could add a tbsp of

Thai curry paste, some fish sauce,

soy, chilli and lime juice for a hot

and sour style Thai soup.

Caesar Salad Combine the

leftover chicken with some Greek

yogurt, lemon juice and curry

powder. Mix with salad leaves or

load into lettuce cups for a quick

canapé. Top with some fresh finely

chopped chilli if you like spice.

Pasta Make a simple onion

and garlic base, then add

either tomatoes and basil (for a

Neapolitan vibe), or crème fraîche

and mushrooms (richer northern

Italian style) and chicken.

FROM Chicken bones...

Never throw away chicken bones. Stick

them in a bag and keep them in the freezer.

When you have time put all the bones in

a big stock pot with some onions, a leek,

2 carrots, bay leaves, a good tbsp of black

peppercorns, celery, parsley and top up

with water. Bring to the boil and simmer

for a good few hours then strain. Once

the stock is cooled it can be frozen in soup

bags, Tupperware or ice cube trays.

FROM Leftover veg

Curry Make a vegetable curry using

the recipe (left) and adding any

leftover vegetables in your fridge

instead of the meat. I often add

seared cubes of paneer cheese too.

Soups Soften an onion in a large

pan, add the vegetables and stock

and simmer before blitzing.

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Chicken & bacon pie

Serves 4-6 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes

There’s nothing more comforting than a good pie, and this one

is not only good but very easy. I think the secret to a good pie is

to have a generous filling. That’s why I’m always disappointed by

shop-bought pies! This recipe uses leftover chicken and whatever

bacon you have in your fridge – you could even use ham.

• 1 tbsp olive oil

• 600g cooked chicken

• 200g bacon lardons,

bacon rashers, or ham,

cut into 2.5cm pieces

• 1 onion chopped

• 2 garlic cloves crushed

• 1 tsp dried thyme

• 2 tbsp plain flour

• 100ml white wine

• 100ml milk

• 500g ready-rolled puff

pastry

• 1 egg beaten

• ½ tsp sea salt, 5 grinds

of pepper

1Set oven to 200°c. Soften

the onions and garlic for 5

minutes in a hot pan with the

olive oil.

2Add the bacon pieces to the

pan and colour them for

5 minutes (if using ham, just

warm through).

3Add the flour and stir to

form a roux, then add the

wine, stirring to remove any

lumps. Add the milk, thyme,

chicken and the seasoning then

simmer for 10 minutes.

4Pour the mixture into a pie

dish and let it cool before

adding the pastry top.

5Brush some egg around the

edge of the pie dish and lay

the pastry on top of the mixture.

Cut round the pastry to remove

excess, then press it down onto

the edge of the pie dish and

brush with the beaten egg.

6Using a small sharp knife,

score the top of the pastry

and pierce the middle to let

steam out.

7Put the pie in an oven at

200°c for 30 mins or until

the pastry is golden brown. Serve

with mash and green veg.

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Vegetarian frittata

Lamb ragu

Serves 4 Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 12 minutes

This frittata can be made with any leftover cooked veggies, or

any that need using up from the fridge drawer. I used butternut

squash and kale but sweet potato, regular potatoes (roasted or

boiled), spinach, peas, broccoli… really, any vegetables will

work. If you have cheese, add that on top too. Frittatas are great

served warm or cold.

• 1 tbsp olive oil

• Roughly 400g cooked

root veg – squash, sweet

potatoes, regular potatoes,

carrots, swede…

• 1 onion chopped

• 6 eggs beaten

• 100g greens – spinach,

kale, cabbage – cooked

or raw

• 100g frozen peas

(optional)

• 50g grated cheese or

crumbled feta

• 50g sun dried tomatoes

from a jar, or halved fresh

tomatoes (optional)

Soften the onion in

1 the oil in an ovenproof

skillet or frying pan. Add

the vegetables and give

everything a stir.

Add a pinch of salt and

2 pepper then pour over

the eggs.

Stir just twice then

3 sprinkle over the

tomatoes, if using, and the

cheese.

Put in an oven at 200°c

4 for 12 minutes.

Leave to rest for 5

minutes then serve.

5

Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes

This rich and hearty pasta dish was made using leftover lamb

shoulder, but any leftover lamb would work. Serve with pasta and

a simple salad.

• 500g cooked lamb

shredded or chopped

• 1 tbsp olive oil

• 3 garlic cloves crushed

• 2 carrots peeled and

chopped

• 1 onion chopped

• 100ml red wine

• 400g passata, or chopped

tomatoes

• 10g fresh rosemary, leaves

picked and finely chopped

1Soften the onions, garlic

and carrots in the oil for 10

minutes, then add the lamb.

2Poor in the red wine, turn

up the heat, then add

the tomatoes and rosemary.

Simmer for 30 minutes adding

some water if the sauce looks

dry.

3Season to taste and serve

with pasta. I like to use

thick ribbon pasta such as

pappardelle or tagliatelle as it

holds the sauce best. Sprinkle

with fresh basil and parmesan,

if you wish.


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Jeremy Blood of Surrey Wine

School offers expert advice

Within about 48 hours of

opening, wine will lose its fresh

and fruity aromas and will begin

to start oxidising and smelling

like vinegar – lovely for your

chips but not great as a drink!

Even sealed with its cork or screw

cap and left in the fridge, wine

will still only last a couple of days.

For longer-term preservation try

a vacuum system, such as Vacu

Vin where oxygen is removed

from the bottle as it is sealed.

The other way is to use a

blanket system, such as Coravin,

which uses a gas that is heavier

than oxygen and provides a layer

between the wine and air.

Neither of these methods work

for sparkling wine and neither,

sadly, does the old silver spoon

technique. If you do ever have

any left over, use a ‘super-seal’

stopper, which keep bubbly

fresh for up to three times as

long as conventional stoppers.

Ways to use spoiled leftover wine:

• Pour the wine into an ice cube

tray and freeze. Really handy

when you need a splash of wine

for a casserole, stew or sauce but

don’t have an open bottle to hand.

• Boil the wine up with sugar

(3 cups of wine to 1 of sugar)

to make a superb wine syrup

for dressings and sauces.

• If it has gone to vinegar – which is

what happens when the acetic acid

in the wine eats the alcohol – use

it as vinegar!

• 400g leftover roast beef

• 200g beansprouts

• 6-8 spring onions, topped, tailed &

shredded

• 300g green vegetables - asparagus

tips, mange tout, French beans, sugar

snaps, broccoli....

• 200g vermicelli or rice noodles

• 1 red chilli sliced

• Bunch coriander, leaves picked

• Limes to serve

For the dressing:

• Juice of 2 limes

• 1 tsp fish sauce

• 1 tbsp honey

• 3 tbsp soy sauce

• 1 tsp grated or chopped ginger

• ½ clove garlic crushed

Thai beef salad

Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes

This salad is perfect for using up leftover beef. The dressing is so versatile, make a

batch as it will work with chicken, fish, duck or drizzled over any green veg. Mix

and match the veggies in the salad depending on what you have in the fridge. You

can omit the beansprouts or noodles and serve with rice instead.

• 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

• 1 tbsp sesame oil

1Put all the dressing ingredients into a

clean jam jar and give it a good shake.

2Cut off any obvious fat from the beef

and slice it into 1cm strips. Place

the beef in a bowl and pour over half

of the dressing. Leave to marinade for 5

minutes whilst you cook the noodles and

vegetables.

3Cook the noodles according to packet

instructions. Add the green veg to

simmering salted water and cook for 2-3

minutes. Drain.

4Combine all the ingredients in a bowl

and toss with the remaining dressing.

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Marching

forth

Get out and do some pruning, says Sue

Whigham – but don’t be tricked into

thinking the only way is up


the first day of March so beware with a

hint of sweet spring in the air you might be

‘It’s

tempted into thinking winter has ended

only to be caught by Jack Frost, unaware’.

Last year the first week of March brought a cold snap

with snow and freezing conditions. Most of us know

the folkloric saying about the month: ‘In like a lion,

out like a lamb – in like a lamb, out like a lion.’

It’s an unpredictable time with cold and often violent

winds and despite spring officially arriving on the twentieth

day of the month, the Vernal Equinox,

anything can happen weather wise.


That reminds me that every year for

the last twenty or so, I have watched


the buds developing on the magnolia


in the memorial garden of our parish

church and anxiously wondered if

they’ll be battered by a sharp wind

or frosted or whether they’ll have a chance to flower


in all their pristine beauty. I must get out more.

March can be quite a dry month too and as a

result is an ideal time to finish off tidying up borders,

continuing to add well-rotted compost or something

similar as well as a few handfuls of Growmore

to get everything growing away in April.



Top: Pulmonaria in flower Above: A riot of early spring flowers

Pulmonaria in flower

“It’s an unpredictable

time with cold and

often violent winds and

anything can happen

weather wise”

Native primroses are in flower this month and look

wonderful growing amongst clouds of our native wood

anemones, A. nemorosa. Wood anemones grow from slim

little rhizomes which spread just under the leaf litter in

shady places and they really confirm that spring is here.

Well, almost anyway. They flower, pollinate and set seed

in no time at all and then disappear into their summer

dormancy as the leaf canopy above them unfurls.

The RHS Plant Finder lists about forty varieties; some

of them with almost imperceptible differences from one to

the other. However, a couple to look

out for are A. nemorosa ‘Robinsoniana’,

pure white A. nemorosa ‘Vestal’

and a strange little anemone called

‘Green Fingers’ which has green

petals inside its white flowers.

I always thought that A. nemorosa

‘Robinsoniana’ must have been named

after William Robinson but it seems not. He commends it

in his seminal work The English Flower Garden, published

in the late nineteenth century, but doesn’t lay claim to

it. This little plant is an absolute treasure. The relatively

large buds are a soft grey and open out into lilac flowers

adorned with particularly showy yellow stamens.

Early March is a good time to cut back your buddleias.

Traditionally this was usually done in February but

if you want to cut back the old wood to a couple of

buds to encourage new growth and to ensure flowering

at the same time of the year that the majority of

butterflies are flying, try leaving it a bit later.

The nectar of buddleias attracts about twenty species

of butterfly and not for nothing is the plant known as a

‘butterfly bush’. I particularly like Buddleja davidii ‘Dartmoor’

as its dark purple flowers are so sweetly scented. There is a

mature specimen in the Rose Garden at Sissinghurst which

deserves a special pilgrimage as it is right by the path, is at

sniffing height and every insect around is attracted to it.

It’s also a good time to cut back your golden philadelphus

if you have one, not just to tidy it up or rejuvenate it,

but doing this now prevents it being scorched in

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sunlight and especially as it is a good bright shrub to fill a

shady spot. I have one tucked to the side of an ash and I

tend to leave it alone – not this year though; it’s going to

get the treatment. I have to say that the ash does take a lot

of goodness from the soil in that area and I think that the

only thing for it is to add an annual mulch in the area.

Another rather lovely garden shrub which appreciates attention

in March is cotinus. With ‘Royal Purple’ or ‘Grace’ you’ll find that

a hard prune will result in much larger leaves with better colour.

There’s one called C. coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’ which has

actually only been on the market for a few years, its rather

unique colouring with pink new growth turning to blue green

foliage. Gorgeous yellow/green flowers in the spring add to the

drama. What a lovely backdrop for a border. I have a vision of

growing a group of the hardy fuchsia, ‘Hawkshead’, with it.

Fuchsias are not everybody’s choice but they have got a lot

going for them as a late flowering addition to the border. In

this variety, masses of delicate tear drop shaped, white flowers

have tips delicately dipped in green. You can buy these as

plugs these days and get them into the border in the spring

once they’ve bulked up a bit and all threat of frost is past.

Willows will be flowering now. Cut them back once flowering

is over. A very interesting and ornamental shrubby willow is Salix

udensis ‘Sekka’ which is a male clone. The young stems seem

deformed as they are twisted and flattened but they are much

loved by flower arrangers. It is native to parts of northern China

and Japan where it is known as the Dragon Willow. If you prune

this particular willow too hard you may just kill it, so go easy.

Willows with coloured stems react well to pruning – their new

stems being richer in colour as a result. I would only pollard

these every other year. Unfortunately honey fungus has got to my

beautiful group of three, destroying two so far and has only been

stopped from marching on by the pond thwarting its efforts to

spread even further. But willows strike easily and another couple of

plants are establishing themselves well away from danger, I hope.

We spotted a yellow-leaved willow at Malverleys, the

garden run by Mat Reese (who used to work at Great Dixter)

on a visit last year. What a show it made at the back of a

huge yellow border. I see that last year Great Dixter were

experimenting with it or something very like it, as a fill-in

plant in the Long Border. I’m still to find out its name but

will let you know when I do – or when somebody tells me.

If we ever get a piece for this garden, it will have to be well

out of the way of the honey fungus. Short of spending a fortune

on industrial amounts of Armillatox outdoor cleaner I think we

have to live with it and grow plants that have immunity. I’m

so glad to hear that smoke trees, hornbeams, box and quince

are among those that can resist having their roots attacked by

this species of fungi as they are all next in the line of fire.

Sue Whigham can be contacted on 07810 457948

for gardening advice and help in the sourcing

and supply of interesting garden plants.

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For all your gardening needs

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Borders with backbone

It’s all a matter of balancing the outrageous show-offs

with the quiet achievers, says Jo Arnell

Garden borders can be tricky to get right. ‘I’ve looked

at borders from both sides now,’ Joni Mitchell might

have sung, had she been keener on gardening. If

you’ve looked at yours in all weathers, in all seasons, from

all angles and still somehow, you really don’t know borders

at all, have one last look before chucking in the trowel.

When we go to the garden centre to buy plants, we tend

to fill our trollies with all the gorgeous flowering beauties

that have been put at the front of the display, because they

are looking their particular best at that particular moment.

We rush happily home with our beautiful haul, plant them

out and - and well, they either disappear

into the existing scheme (in some cases

never to be seen again), or they just don’t

seem to hang together. There are many

reasons why this could be happening, but

the most obvious, the topiary elephant in

the room if you like, is a lack of structure.

Borders need structure, focal points and boundaries

in order to show off their best attributes. There has been

a fashion in recent years to plant swathes of perennial

plants, which is lovely, but many of them are lax in habit,

tending to sprawl about lacking definition and impact.

A whole summer border full of delicate wispy plants

can easily look like a jumbled mess, but put a well-placed,

dense-leaved and formal-looking evergreen amongst them

and – like putting a teacher in a classroom – the whole space

“A whole summer border

full of delicate wispy

plants can easily look

like a jumbled mess”

comes together and magically appears to be more ordered.

Whole gardens and large borders need relatively large

structural elements – trees, big sculptures, garden buildings

etc – but even small spaces benefit from these. Large plants

work well in small spaces too, in fact small plants in small

gardens often have the effect of miniaturising the space, which

isn’t always a good look. It’s all about scale and proportion.

Boundaries

Hedges, paths and walls are the boundaries that keep the

plants corralled, providing a pleasing edge to the planting

and containing the plants with edges.

Hedges separate areas, bringing

definition and lots of structure.

A hedge provides a textured, but

uniform green backdrop, fulfilling

what hard landscaping does in

design terms, without being hard

in the slightest. The wind-break job they do is far more

effective than a fence or wall too, because the wind is

slowed down by a hedge, not stopped in its tracks – where

it’s left with no option but to go up and over and then

create turbulence in the borders on the other side.

Choose a hedge to suit your garden. The clipped

formality of a yew, beech or box hedge is used to good

effect in formal gardens, whereas a more relaxed, informal

line of shrubs or hedging plants such as a flowering


Above left: Melianthus major is a surprisingly hardy exotic architectural anchor plant

Above right: Phlomis russelliana is a herbaceous structural plant

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Rosa rugosa, Choisya ternata, or Escallonia will give a

structural backdrop and some seasonal interest.

Hedges can take time to establish, it’s true, but

after a couple of years most hedging plants grow

away really well. Depending on the species, they will

need regular pruning to keep them looking tidy.

Focal points

Focal points act as anchors, pinning down the wavering

and the blousy, providing a resting point for the eye

and drawing you further into the garden or border.

Too many, or ill-placed focal points have a jarring

effect, detracting from one another. It’s the same with a

beautiful view. Use plants to lead the eye toward it and

then frame the view, not obstruct or compete with it.

There are some structural plants that just won’t stand

in a line, in fact they won’t be told what to do at all

and need to be the centre of attention all the time.

Putting a horticultural exclamation mark, like a Yucca

or a Phormium, into the shadows, or tucking it at the

back of the border will make you both uncomfortable,

they need the limelight, with the emphasis on light.

Use architectural plants sparingly too. Planting another

attention seeker too close will cause a fight. Focal points work

best either on their own, or among less defined shapes that

will provide a foil or a background for the showier plant.

Rhythm and punctuation

A focal point that attracts attention, but in a calmer way,

will bring useful contrast and punctuation within the

border. This works effectively in the winter, but also at

other times of the year too. A neatly clipped box ball or

other small-leaved dense evergreen (even a stone ball or an

ornament) will act like an anchor and bring order to the

space, and if you use more than one, will set up a rhythm.

If you haven’t the time or patience for clipping box

(I love it – do it in early summer when the birds are

singing and your freshly sharpened shears are gently clipclipping,

it’s a Zen activity), there are plenty of naturally

Above: Yew topiary focal points at Great Dixter

Above: Phormiums provide striking border structure

neat evergreens that will do the job almost as well.

Low-growing Hebes like H. ‘Red Edge’ or

H. ‘Sutherlandii’ will sit like dense little puddings in the

borders, unchanging all year. They hold their shape well,

quietly expanding over the years into large low domes.

Slightly taller, but slow growing, Viburnum davidii is

a wonderful plant - one of my absolute favourites. It has

large, deep green, slightly ribbed leaves that are glossy and

handsome. It is well mannered and slowly grows into a tidy

domed shape all by itself - no pruning needed. If the Hebes

are puddings, Viburnum davidii is the queen of puddings.

Many really useful structural plants get completely

overlooked in favour of glamorous show-offs because

they’re not spectacular in any way; their job is to provide

the wind beneath the wings of the divas and the spineless.

I’m always trying to champion these overlooked

and unsung stalwarts – they are often found in

supermarket plantings, where they are badly treated

and end up as amorphous lumps and weird cubes.

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they are so good natured; putting up with poor soil, used

to being hacked at, driven into and swamped with exhaust

fumes. Allowed to show their natural beauty in the balmy

garden borders they come into their own and reward


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us with their low maintenance and quiet good looks.

I’m particularly fond of Cotoneaster horizontalis.

Its stiff herringbone stems will spread slowly up

walls, or into arching mounds if gently encouraged

and will reward you - and the birds and bees with

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Plants need to pull their weight in the border and there

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seasons and linking one part of the garden to another. All the

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but must have a presence and be of sufficient

size not to be swamped by other plants in the

border. Evergreens provide a constant look and

will ensure that the border looks good through

the seasons, even in the depths of winter.

Evergreens

Phormium tenax (good strappy foliage)

Camellia japonica (glossy leaves)

Euphorbia characias (bracts and foliage)

Elaeagnus x ebbingei (a good evergreen anchor)

Abelia grandiflora (autumn flowers)

Arbutus unedo (long season of interest)

Osmanthus burkwoodii (dense, small leaved)

Viburnum tinus ‘Eve Price’ (flowering evergreen)

Viburnum davidii (large deep green leaves)

Fatsia japonica (large, glossy, palmate leaves)

Pittosporum (dainty variegated leaves)

Deciduous

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Education

Kids behaving badly

Hilary Wilce considers the tricky subject of challenging bad behaviour

What should schools do with badly behaved pupils?

There is a lot of argument about this in education

circles at the moment after recent figures showed that

the number of pupils being permanently excluded from schools –

what we used to call ‘being expelled’ – is rising sharply.

In the school year 2016/17 about 1,000 more pupils were

excluded than the previous year, bringing the total to 7,700,

which is 40 a day.

But are schools right simply to boot troublesome students off

the premises? Or is it their duty to try and educate all their pupils

– perhaps especially those troubled

and angry students who need their

help most?

It’s a difficult question and getting

more so. Many teachers find children

harder to handle than in the past.

Today’s pupils aren’t meek and quiet.

They don’t have an automatic respect

for authority and expect teachers to earn their respect. They have

shorter attention spans than in the past and a lot are wound up,

anxious and on very short temper fuses.

When you add in additional stress factors, like dysfunctional

family backgrounds, or educational special needs you can have a

ticking time bomb of bad behaviour.

Parents might well think that excluding disruptive pupils is

right. Turf the little blighters out! But there’s more to it than

meets the eye. Schools compete with each other and their

popularity – and therefore funding – depends on having a good

reputation for behaviour and exam results. So it’s very tempting

to ‘off-roll’ pupils at the first sign of trouble. Moreover, austerity

has squeezed the resources for handling difficult pupils, which

means excluded kids may well end up getting no support or

“Children need what we all

need, to be cared for, seen,

heard and respected, but they

also need rules and boundaries”

education.

Even leaving aside the moral question of whether we want to be

the kind of society that simply gives up on children because they

don’t fit the mould, the consequences of that are likely to be bad

for us all. There’s a very close link, for example, between school

exclusions and knife crime.

Yet there are schools that have been able to bring exclusions

down by enforcing firm behaviour boundaries, bringing in carefully

targeted interventions and support, and always nipping trouble in

the bud.

And in this, there are lessons for

us all. Even if our children aren’t

violently disruptive in school, they

may well be part of the sizeable

minority of pupils whose shouty,

impulsive and disorganized way of

carrying on leaches away at classroom

time because it means teachers have

to try, try and try again before they can embark on a lesson.

That sort of behaviour can wear us down at home, too, leaving

families in an endless cycle of nagging, threats and sanctions. So

how do you manage a child’s behaviour effectively?

The principles are simple. Children need what we all need: to

be cared for, seen, heard and respected. They like to have things

explained to them. They like to contribute their views. But they

also need rules and boundaries – it’s what makes them feel safe and

secure – and they need to know that these rules are there for a good

reason, and there will be consequences if they flout them.

However, simple doesn’t mean easy. Parents, like teachers, have

to be the grown ups. They have to be kind, but consistent. And

if a behaviour issue has to be revisited dozens of times before it’s

resolved, then they somehow have to find the patience to do it.

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Education

Holiday

camps

Out of term time, children can

learn different skills, make new

friends – and have loads of fun

at specialist school camps

Wellington Riding

Wellington Riding is one of the leading equestrian

centres in the UK, attracting riders from the UK

and internationally. In addition to the show centre,

professional training, riding school and livery yards

they also host residential and non-residential Junior

Holidays for children from age seven to 16.

The Junior Holidays give young riders

the experience of owning their own pony

for a week, or they can bring their pony

with them to a stable at the centre.

The children spend the days involved in every

aspect of horse care from catching the ponies in

the morning to feeding, grooming, tacking up

and having interactive learning sessions, as well

as three hours of tailored riding tuition daily.

On two of the evenings there are exciting trips

off site with a choice of activities. The highlight of

the week is Friday’s show day, when the ponies get

pampered, plaited and glittered up to show off all

their new skills with parents and families invited to

watch, followed by an awards ceremony recognising

each child’s special achievement throughout the week.

Wellington Riding, Heckfield,

Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0LJ

marketing@wellington-riding.co.uk

wellington-riding.co.uk

01189 326308


Education

TASIS The American

School in England

Each year, the TASIS England Summer Programs welcome

young people from all over the world to its beautiful

Surrey campus. Whether pursuing an area of special

interest, rounding out their CV for university applications,

or simply participating in an exciting holiday they will

remember forever, students benefit from a truly international

experience as they study, share activities and form lifelong

friendships with other young people from many nations.

Both residential and day places are available. Students

(rising-13 to 17) choose from an exciting range of threeweek

enrichment courses, while those aged 10 to12 join the

Reading Adventures, Earth Discovery, and Leadership course.

The courses are taught in small groups with a maximum of

16 in each. The wide variety of enrichment classes includes:

Debate and Leadership Skills, Fashion and Textile Design,

International Business, Drawing and 3-D Design, STEM,

Television Production, London Through a Lens, and English

Literature as Movies. A written report

and attendance certificate is provided

at the end of each three-week course.

All students also take a second

elective course with options

including studio art, theatre

performance, graphic design,

introduction to robotics,

dance, and beginners French.

Finally, a wide variety of afternoon sports, both on our

46-acre campus and off-site, ensures everyone is active and

engaged throughout each day. Students can choose one

sport or get a “taster” by changing from week to week.

Two sessions are offered: 24 June to

13 July or 15 July to 3 August.

TASIS England Summer Programs

Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8TE

summer.tasis.com/England

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St Catherine’s, Bramley

The Summer Lacrosse Camp at St Catherine’s, Bramley

is designed to offer expert coaching to girls of all abilities,

benefiting both novices and experienced players. It offers

an opportunity to try new ideas, strategies and, for

many girls, a completely new sport. Girls appreciate the

chance to make new friends and often end up playing on

teams together on school teams or even at university.

Expert coaching improves skills in lacrosse, but also

translates into other sports where agility, resilience and

team-spirit are important. For some, lacrosse is a brand-new

sport, making the St Catherine’s lacrosse camp a perfect

introduction to the game. Some of our coaches are England

players, so girls will meet future role models. Above all,

they enjoy themselves and there is always lots of laughter.

The girls get lots of fresh air and exercise – and a

perfect opportunity to put away those mobile phones

and enjoy some real human to human interaction!

“Our daughter did the lacrosse camp just as she was moving

from prep to senior school. She loved the camaraderie and

experiencing being part of a team built from scratch. It was

very exciting for her – a new sport and a new environment

made for a really smooth start to senior school.”

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Wed 30 Jan – Sun 2 Jun

The Lightbox, Chobham Road,

Woking GU21 4AA

Women in Photography:

A history of British

trailblazers

A historical exhibition of

the achievements of female

photographers working in Britain,

from Anna Atkins and Queen

Alexandra, through to Sarah Lucas

in the 2000s.

Entry: Day Pass £5 Annual pass

£7.50 Under 18s free

thelightbox.org.uk

Sat 16 – Sun 31 Mar 10am-5pm

Ramster Gardens, Petworth

Road, Chiddingfold GU8 4SN

Embroidery Exhibition

One of the largest exhibitions of

its kind, with over 200 pieces of

the finest embroidery and textile

art from artists from across the

country will be on display and also

for sale.

ramsterevents.com

Sat 30 Mar 11am-4pm

The Wey Gallery, 44 Bridge

Street, Godalming GU7 1HL

Alex McGarry Live

See award-winning artist Alex

McGarry set up her easel at the

Wey Gallery and put paint to

canvas to create a new original

live. She is looking forward to

hearing the response to her latest

collection of British wildlife and

farmyard animal paintings in oil

along with her new limited edition

prints which will be on display at

the gallery.

01483 418013 /

theweygallery.com

Fairs and Festivals

Sat 23 – Sun 24 March

Sandown Park Racecourse

Portsmouth Road,

Esher, KT10 9AJ

Volksworld

Show quality volkswagens come to

Sandown Park in their hundreds

this month, along with traders,

What’s On in March

live musicians and plenty of

VW themed entertainment,

including a CamperVanTastic

Awning Competition, a for

sale area, a swapmeet for rare

parts, and a kids zone.

volksworldshows.com /

thejockeyclub.co.uk

Sun 10 Mar

Painshill, Portsmouth Road,

Cobham, KT11 1JE

World Book Day

A Big Book Exchange, a prize for

the best dressed character, and

lots of book themed activities

including a special trail around

a magical landscape garden

to discover some wonderful

book characters. It’s World

Book Day and Painshill are

encouraging children to explore

the joy of reading, with their

exciting celebrations.

Entry: Normal admission

applies, children under 16

free, all activities included

01932 868113 /

painshill.co.uk

Sat 9 Mar 10am-4pm

Royal Holloway, University of

London, Egham TW20 0EX

Science Festival

Royal Holloway is celebrating

science and engaging the next

generation through exciting and

engaging activities including

maths juggling, birds of prey,

science energy talks, a pop-up

planetarium and the science

behind space exploration.

royalholloway.ac.uk

Garden

Wed 20 – Sun 24 Mar

Hever Castle, Hever Road,

Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG

Dazzling Daffodils

Feel uplifted with 14,000 new

daffodil bulbs set to bloom

across the gardens, throwing

a spotlight on the narcissus

family and showcasing the new

and the best in daffodils.

01732 865224 /

hevercastle.co.uk

Preview Evening

Fri22 March

6pm - 8.30pm

Contemporary

Textiles

fair 2019

Over 75 artists & makers

working in Textiles

Plus a talk by guest speaker

Diana Springall about her

extensive textile collection

Sat23 & 24Sun March

10am - 5pm

Admission £4, Concessions £3, U16s & LAC Members FREE Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN

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Registered Charity No: 1047080

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10am - 5pm Daily • SW3 5EE

Tue 19 – Sat 23 March

Various Squire’s Garden

Centres across Surrey

ORCHID TALKS

Six Squire’s garden centres across

Surrey are hosting a series of

special ‘Orchid Talk’ events.

Orchid expert Dr. Manos

Kanellos will share the secrets of

how to care for these stunningly

beautiful but delicate plants and

you can even bring along your

own orchid for a free MOT.

Entry: £10 including a drink

and voucher for £5 off selected

orchids bought on the day.

squiresgardencentres.co.uk

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Sun 24 Mar 10:30-2.30pm

Leith Hill Place, Leith Hill

Lane, Dorking RH5 6LY

HALF DAY YOGA AND

MINDFULNESS RETREAT

Welcome in the new season

with a half day retreat in the

beautiful Surrey Hills engaging

in Vinyasa Flow yoga, designed

to spring clean both body and

mind. The day will consist of

a morning invigorating yoga

session, a mindfulness walk

through the Rhododendron

Wood, lunch and an afternoon

restorative yoga session.

nationaltrust.org.uk/

leith-hill-place

MoTheR’s dAY

Sun 31 Mar 10am-4.35pm

Claremont Landscape

Garden, Portsmouth

Road, Esher KT10 9JG

MOTHERING SUNDAY

AT CLAREMONT

Mothers get in free to explore

Claremont’s eighteenth-century

landscaped garden when

accompanied by their children.

The Camellia Terrace will

be in bloom, the café will be

open, and visitors who become

National Trust members will

be entered into a prize draw.

01372 467806 /

nationaltrust.org.uk /

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Mon 25 – Fri 29 Mar

Ham House and Garden,

Ham St, Richmond-upon-

Thames TW10 7RS

MOTHER’S DAY

AFTERNOON TEA

Afternoon tea with a herbal twist.

Cakes and bakes are quintessential

to an afternoon tea, and these

have been infused with a variety

of herbs from the kitchen garden

at Ham House. Accompanied by

scones, clotted cream and jam and

of course lots of tea and coffee.

nationaltrust.org.uk

MUsiC & TheATRe

Sat 16 Mar 7.30pm

Denbies Wine Estate, London

Road, Dorking RH5 6AA

JAzz IN THE CELLAR

A relaxing evening of sparkling

wine and beer tasting featuring

the fabulous Jazz2 in the

atmospheric vaulted Denbies

Cellar. This ‘caberet style’ evening

includes sparkling wine on arrival,

a two course meal with Denbies

award winning wine and dancing.

Entry: £42.50pp

denbies.co.uk

Thu 21 – Sat 23 Mar

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre,

Millbrook, Guildford, GU1 3Ux

MUCH ADO ABOUT

NOTHING

A battle of wits, a case of mistaken

identity, a secret love and a

fair few meddling characters.

Set in the context of post-

WW2 Britain, Scene Change

take on a new imagining of

Shakespeare’s timeless comedy.

Entry: Adults £15 Under 18s £10

yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Sat 23 Mar 7.30-9.45pm

Guildford Cathedral, Stag

Hill, Guildford GU2 7TW

MIRROR OF PERFECTION

Set in the stunning Guildford

Cathedral, Guildford Choral

performs in a set which balances

two 20th Century pieces

(Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem and

Richard Blackford’s Mirror of

Perfection) with Elgar’s Serenade

for Strings, which was written


Save the date

10th, 11th & 12th October 2019

9.00am - 4.30pm

Sandown Park, Esher KT10 9AJ

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What’s On in March

and first performed at the end

of the 19th Century, and still

among the most frequently

performed of all his music.

Entry: From £10

guildfordchoral.org

Tue 26 Mar 7.30pm

Epsom Playhouse, Ashley

Avenue, Epsom KT18 5AL

My Mother Said I

Never Should

A poignant, bittersweet story

about love, jealousy and the price

of freedom. Set in Manchester,

Oldham and London, the play

details the lives of four women

through the immense social

changes of the twentieth Century.

epsomplayhouse.co.uk

Weddings

Thursday 28 Mar 5.30-8.30pm

Brooklands Museum,

Brooklands Road,

Weybridge KT13 0SL

Wedding Showcase

Evening

If you’re looking for a wedding

venue with a difference,

Brooklands Museum is truly

atmospheric and creates a lasting

impression on all those who visit

it – an everlasting talking point

for you and your guests. At this

showcase, you can meet a host

of suppliers who can help make

your big day extra special, whilst

exploring the venue and enjoying

some drinks and canapes.

brooklandsmuseum.com

Workshops

Sat 9 – Sun 17 Mar

RHS Garden Wisley,

Wisley Lane, Wisley,

Woking GU23 6QB

Create Your Own

Terrarium Garden

This course takes just an hour

to teach you to create your own

mini horticultural ecosystems.

With a wide range of plants

suitable for you to create

your own unique house plant

terrarium, they are great fun to

put together whether you are an

adult looking to try something

new or a child over 11 with a

budding interest in horticulture.

Entry: £35

rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley

Sat 23 Mar 10.30am-1pm

Farnham Maltings, Farnham,

GU9 7QR

Make your own

crochet pot

Make your own crochet pot.

A great workshop for beginners,

Paula from Cocoon&me will

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Jane Howard’s

Fables from

the Farm

Spring is on its way, the hens are broody and the

rams are wearing a rather odd contraption…

I

know it can be cold and wet in March but whatever

the weather, spring is on its way and there are plenty of

reasons for spirits to rise.

Since the winter solstice in December (when the night time

hours were at their longest) daylight hours have been staging

a comeback to the point where on March 20th they will be

equal, which not surprisingly is termed the spring equinox.

But interestingly, if plotted on a graph the daily increase in

daylight is not a straight line. It starts with a few seconds each

day in early January but by the time we get to March it’s over

two minutes a day and really noticeable. And then of course

at the end of the month the clocks go forward and all we

outdoor lovers will be back in business.

We’ll start lambing in the middle of the month. When

the rams went in with the ewes in October they each wore a

harness, called a raddle, which holds a wax crayon between

their front legs. So when they jump on a ewe to mate they

leave a big waxy mark on her rump and by changing the

colour of the crayon every couple of weeks

we know the order in which they’ll lamb.

In January we had them all scanned to see

if they were having a single lamb, twins or

triplets. Marked accordingly we now know

when they’ll lamb and what they’ll produce

– vital information for all sorts of reasons.

Seventy per cent of foetal growth happens

in the last six weeks of pregnancy and

feeding them the right amount during this

time is important. So we split off anyone who is having twins,

triplets and feed them extra grub. The girls with singles don’t

get any treats as the last thing we need is huge single lambs

Chicks hatch after 21

days of egg sitting

“With spring on

its way a hen, for

reasons no one quite

understands, can

decide to go broody”

that are too big to deliver comfortably.

The hens are also contemplating motherhood. They stop

laying eggs when the weather turns in late autumn, but with

the days becoming longer we’re back in production. As long

as they have the services of a cockerel – and we have the everobliging

Phil – a fertilised egg can become

a chick at any time for up to a month. But

this will only start to happen if the egg is

kept constantly warm.

With spring on its way a hen, for reasons

no one quite understands, can decide to

go broody. Her hormones go haywire, her

temperature rises, she plucks the feathers

from her breast and sits tight on whatever

eggs she can find to start the incubation.

For three weeks the eggs are kept warm. The removal of

the feathers to expose skin keeps the temperature up and she

constantly revolves them under her to make sure they are

evenly warmed. 21 days later with a cheep cheep cheep, the

chicks emerge – a real harbinger of spring.

And then there’s the greenhouse, and as I start sowing in

earnest I have made a few resolutions for the year ahead.

1 I won’t try to plant out all the seeds I germinate. Do I

really need twenty Brussel sprout plants?

2 I won’t be buying any F1 hybrid seeds, the bees can’t

collect pollen from them and I can’t collect their seed for

future use.

And 3 It has never been successful so I won’t try and grow

aubergines from seed again. Last year I spent £10 on threegrafted

aubergine plants and it was like being in Greece, we

were overwhelmed with them. Moussaka anyone?

Follow Jane Howard – and the farm – on Instagram @coopersfarm


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