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Welcome to your Winter edition of the Telford SCENE magazine. We have some fantastic reviews for you, The smoking Grill at the Hare & Hounds & the stunning Netley Hall Hotel in Dorrington. Local businesses promoting their services and offers, eating out, house and home, health & beauty, Education, recipes, puzzles, fashion, well-being and so much more... Enjoy the read and please continue to support local businesses, they need it more than ever right now!
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Making the most of Christmas 2020, we review the Hare & Hounds, winter

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HARE &

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37 CHRISTMAS

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Hare & Hounds Food Review 4 & 7

Did You Know? 8

Eat, Drink & Be Merry 9 - 13

We Review Netley Hall 14 - 17

Christmas Cocktails 18.

Puzzles & Crossword 24 & 26

Fine & Contemporary Art 28

Hey Jude’s Music Centre 34

Christmas Recipes 42 & 43

Womens Fashion 46 - 49

Hope & Mindfulness 50 & 51

NEW Sports feature 52 & 53

Mens Fashion 54 - 57

Gifts - Fortnite Christmas 58

Seat Ateca Car Review 60

Gifts - Paw Patrol Christmas 62

Motoring 66 - 71

Pet Feature 72 & 73

Francesco MOVE to new premises 76

Horoscopes 80

House, Home & Garden 84 - 99

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Food Review

The hospitality industry has really taken a

battering during Covid19 and lockdown, so its

great to see those thinking up new ideas, offers,

and even changing the way they do things. Chef

Farr and her team at the Hare and Hounds have

shown true inspiration with a new rustic look to

the restaurant some new additions to the menu

and a dessert & cocktail menu to die for!

Deciding we deserved an office lunch out, I

booked us a table to sample the new autumn

lunchtime menu currently available. As we

walked in it was beautiful to see the changes;

chunky wooden tables and benches, lots of

greenery and new lighting giving off a lovely

sophisticated and country feel, it’s the best I’ve

seen the Hare and Hounds look in years.

All Covid19 guidelines were followed very well

as we were guided to our table and handed

the menus. A great choice was on offer for a

lunchtime menu, a choice of jacket potatoes,

Ciabatta’s, salads and a selection of light bites

from the main menu.

All sounding delicious, decisions were finally

made, Debbie chose the mini fish, chips and

peas, whilst myself and Chris had to opt for the

Ciabatta’s – they all sounded so delicious and

priced at only £5.95 each. I eventually chose

the chicken New Yorker and Chris the Philli

cheese and agreed we would share half and

half. Both ciabatta’s came with tortilla chips

and house slaw, or you could upgrade to fries

or proper chips. We also couldn’t resist adding

a jug of nacho cheese sauce to our order.

THE

SMOKING

GRILL

Arriving looking incredible, all portions were

exceptionally large and beautifully presented. Deb’s

crunchy battered fish sat on a bed of homecooked chips

and a side portion of mushy peas. For pub fish and chips

this was excellent, crispy batter that wasn’t soggy but

not too dry either and the fish was chunky inside. The

chips were fantastic, a really good main.

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Ciabattas

were

something

else!

Now, Deb’s was good, but mine and Chris’s ciabattas

were something else, and I’m so glad I got to try two. Our

plates were filled to the brim with a fresh salad and

generous portion of house slaw, we had opted for a

tortilla chips with one and proper chips with the other,

both were just amazing with the jug of cheese sauce (a

must add on).

I was first to try the Philli cheese, thin sliced steak, chunky

peppers and a cheese sauce, it was just a pure delight,

everything you could want on a ciabatta and a great

alternative to the usual steak and onion many places

offer. The steak was juicy, and the combination of

ingredients was perfect, highly recommend. However,

the star dish for me was definitely the chicken New

Yorker, succulent chicken breast in a BBQ sauce with thick

crispy bacon and loads of cheese. Literally the best

ciabatta I have ever tasted, bursting with flavour with real

quality ingredients, a fantastic meal that I would highly

recommend.

We all agreed everything tasted fresh and delicious and

faultless. It was great to have such a choice and flavours

on offer for lunch. Chris was defeated at the mains but

as typical girls we had to try the desserts. On offer was

the Ferrero Rocha cake and the Persian love cake, so we

had a slice of each, and we were so glad we did. The Ferro

Rocha was exactly as it sounds and better, nutty

chocolate goo with a soft baked cake and scattered with

chopped hazelnuts, pure chocolate heaven! The Persian

love cake was also very special and looked lush, orange

infused sponge with pistachio nuts and rose filling, it was

even topped with tiny dried rose buds. Again, bursting

with flavours that really complimented each other well.


So good, we went

back the next day!


Being so impressed with what we had

tasted, I decided to book my partner

Mike and I back the next day to try

out the new evening meal!

The Smoking Grill

at The Hare & Hounds

Holyhead Road, Ketley

Telford, TF2 6DJ

01952 414116


Arriving fairly early on a Saturday evening the place was

already starting to fill up, clearly a popular venue. Again,

shown to our tables safely where we were presented with

the main menu and the cocktail menu. A fantastic offering

of cocktails, I was so glad to see my favourite Long Island

Iced Tea and Mike chose a Porn Star Martini, we then

started looking through the menu.

So much on offer, a variety of starters / small plates, then

grills, a full range of burgers and dogs and a very varied

main menu, there really is something for everyone.

We opted to share two starters, brisket bites and deepfried

panko halloumi with a sweet chilli sauce. You could

also choose corn dogs, mini mac, ribs, king prawns

bruschetta or topped nachos.

Our stylish cocktails arrived and tasted as good as they

looked, a real treat in Telford! Shortly followed by our

stunning starters, I honestly couldn’t tell you which I

preferred but they went together perfectly. A pile of

chunky halloumi fries with the delicious crunchy panko

breadcrumbs was superb and so plentiful and the soft and

juicy brisket bites drizzled in a sticky BBQ sauce was just

fantastic, so full of flavour, we were off to a perfect start.

Having already stalked the menu out on Instagram prior

to our visit, we were pretty set on our main choices,

although I really do have to point out again there really is

something for everyone and we slightly swayed, but I was

set on the chicken supreme after watching the video of it

being made, and Mike had to take the challenge of the

ultimate Hare & Hounds burger so decision made.

Wow, these were two statement dishes, firstly Mike’s

burger looked straight out of the USA, stacked high with a

whole southern fried chicken breast, an 8oz beef patty and

layers of thick bacon smothered in cheese sauce, (there

was also some salad and gherkins to contribute towards

your five a day of course). A tipped over bucket of fries and

a mountain of house slaw, we both looked at each other

wondering where on earth he was going to start, this was

a burger that would be too big for the Incredible Hulks

hands!

As Mike tucked in – with a knife and fork, he instantly said

how fantastic the chicken was and claimed it to be better

than KFC, which might not mean much to some of you, but

trust me, Mike loves his KFC. The burger was really meaty,

and everything together just gave the absolute perfect

burger! The slaw was creamy, and the fries seasoned to

perfection. Mike enjoyed every mouthful, but was

eventually defeated by the burger, however we were able


to take the rest home which our 18-year-old son was very pleased

about! After asking the waitress, not many do manage to finish the

ultimate Hare & Hounds and it’s becoming a local challenge!

Mike had also ordered a portion of corn on the cob with Cajun butter

which again was fantastic and so juicy and seasoned perfectly.

So, back to the chicken supreme, literally my favourite foods in one

dish. Succulent chicken breast, chunks of bacon, a creamy stilton

sauce, crispy new potatoes, and garden peas. As I said earlier, I had

watched a video on their Instagram of this being put together and I

knew it was the dish for me, and I was not disappointed! It was just

the best combination of ingredients brought together perfectly to

create an incredible dish.

After our plates were cleared, we both admitted we could probably of

done without the starters and were full to the brim, BUT, there was no

way I was leaving without Mike (and of course myself) trying a dessert.

We had learnt that all desserts on offer are supplied by Florence

Patisserie and on offer was a Porn Star passion fruit tarte and a

chocolate and salted caramel torte, so we had one of each.

Again, they looked incredible and tasted just as good. The chocolate

and salted caramel was just a sweet-tooths dream, just so creamy and

yummy with the perfect base, however I must say I enjoyed the Porn

Star passion fruit one slightly more, firstly it came with a prosecco jelly,

but also it was really zesty and fresh, a delicious dessert after a big

meal, both totally faultless! Florence Patisserie desserts are truly a

great companion to the Hare and Hounds menu.

I had enjoyed both visits to the Hare & Hounds, along with my

colleagues and partner Mike, it was great to see a busy pub handling

the current situation so well and serving superb quality food.

Everything from the staff, the décor and atmosphere made both trips

very enjoyable and I would highly recommend!

Smoking Grill

Hare and

Hounds

_smoking_grill

Desserts, Cakes & Pastries

Good enough to satisfy any sweet tooth

Florence Patisserie was started with a love of baking and a

desire to create beautiful food

and desserts.

Self-taught and still learning!

Weekly Offers:

Take Away Lunch

Menu only £5

Collection Only 12noon -2.30pm

Wine & Dine Wednesday

2 Mains & a bottle of wine

only £35 per couple

www.florencepatisserie.co.uk

The Smoking Grill @ The Hare and Hounds

Holyhead Raod, Ketley TF2 6DJ

Tel: 01952 414116


Christmas facts:

Boxing Day gets

its name from all

the money

collected in

church

alms-boxes for

the poor.

Ebenezer

Scrooge’s famous

line “Bah Humbug”

almost never existed.

Charles Dickens’ initial

choice was “Bah Christmas”.

The abbreviation Xmas isn’t

irreligious. The letter X is a

Greek abbreviation for

Christ.

A large part of Sweden’s

population watches Donald Duck

cartoons every Christmas Eve –

a tradition that started in 1960.

Reindeers

like bananas

In Britain, the best-selling festive single

is Band Aid’s 1984 track,

Do They Know It’s Christmas?, which

sold 3.5million copies. Wham! is next in

the same year with Last Christmas,

selling 1.4million

The Christmas

wreath is a

symbol of love

and eternal life

The bestselling Christmas single

ever is Bing Crosby’s White

Christmas, shifting over

50 million copies worldwide

since 1942.

The tradition of putting

tangerines in stockings comes

from 12th-century French nuns

who left socks full of fruit, nuts

and tangerines at the houses of

the poor.

Santa gets a

lot of work

done with the

help of elves!

Santa Claus

did not always

dress up in

red clothes.

The character of Santa

Claus is based on

St. Nicholas.

Robins on

cards started

as a joke 150

years ago

when

postmen

wore red

tunics and

were named

after them.

Many parts of the Christmas tree can

actually be eaten, with the needles being a

good source of Vitamin C.

Christmas trees usually grow for about

15 years before they’re sold.

On average, three Christmas trees are

planted to replace each one harvested.

CHRISTMAS JOKES:

What kind of motorbike does Santa ride? A Holly Davidson!

What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?

A Christmas Quacker!

Why does Santa have three gardens? So he can ‘ho ho ho’!

What is the best Christmas present in the world?

A broken drum, you just can’t beat it!

What do snowmen wear on their heads? Ice caps!

What did Adam say the day before Christmas?

“It’s Christmas, Eve!”

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

Frostbite!

Why is it getting harder to buy Advent calendars?

Their days are numbered!

What does Santa do when his elves misbehave?

He gives them the sack!

What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations? Tinsilitis!

Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing?

They always drop their needles!

What do monkeys sing at Christmas? Jungle bells!


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Food & Hotel Review

The

Clock Tower

at Netley Hall, Dorrington, Shrewsbury SY5 7JZ

We were

presented

canapé s to

our surprise

“ Shrewsbury!

Fine dining in


2020 has certainly been a strange and

challenging year, weddings, holidays,

birthdays all cancelled, lots of uncertainty in

every direction, however I truly believe some

good has come from it all, and for many that

is discovering the beauty that lays on our very

own doorstep.

Being a massive holiday goer, I have struggled

to be at home looking at the same four walls

without that ‘holiday escape’. On an attempt

to perk me up and break routine, my partner

Mike has recently suggested a few local get

aways offering a change of scenery. The other

week we went to Chester, and just that one

night away was priceless as a stress release,

so we were keen to make it a monthly treat

and this time opted for even more local and

booked a nights stay at Netley Hall Hotel in

Dorrington.

www.clocktoweratnetley.com

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Arriving on the hotel grounds we were simply amazed at

this truly stunning mansion house, as we entered there was

two large grand wooden chairs with carved lions for the

arms and further inside was the largest chandelier I’ve ever

seen, just totally mesmerising. The entire place just burst

with character and delight. We checked in to our room

which was equally as grand with all amenities including

superior toiletries, a Sky box and a Google Play speaker for

music. There was an information booklet in the room

detailing the history of the Hall which made a really good

read. I was amazed the hall was originally built in 1855 and

gifted as a wedding gift to the Hope & Edwards family. The

fireplaces in the dining room also have there faces carved

into them.

We had booked into Netley Hall’s Clock Tower Restaurant

for our evening meal and headed downstairs for a premeal

drink. I was delighted to see a comprehensive cocktail

menu, there was plenty of gins on offer too along with

Peroni on tap. The Mixologist clearly knew his stuff as the

cocktails were presented very professionally and tasted

equally as good.

The Front of House Manager Cat, came over to introduce

himself and offered us the menus to peruse. The Clock

Tower offers a superior á La Carte menu Wednesday

through to Saturday from 5.30pm and based on the quality

of the hotel and atmosphere so far I was quite shocked at

how reasonably priced such a menu was, one course

£29.50, two courses £34.50 or three courses at £39.50.

There was plenty on offer for all tastes with meats, fish and

veg options all being available for starters and mains, Mike

had opted for the slow cooked ox cheek for starters and I

toyed between the salt baked beetroot, horseradish yogurt

and candy beetroot or the pea velouté, eventually choosing

the beetroot.

Cat had taken our orders and soon after to our surprise we

were presented with a canapé each; Chicken liver parfait,

wow, what a start and utterly delicious, creamy pâté on

crispy bread and delicate caramelised onion to top. Shortly

after we were shown to our table and again presented with

another appetiser. This time a spiced sweet potato velouté

with seeded crack bread and finely sliced chilli, a little

miniature soup with big attitude bursting with flavour, we

really did feel spoilt and it certainly set the standard for

what was to follow.

Next to appear was freshly baked bread rolls and our

starters. First class presentation, especially my beetroot, it

looked to good to eat. Mike’s slow cooked ox cheek was

presented within a fried potato nest and topped with

sautéed leek. The moist ox cheek was shredded and so

succulent and meaty, the crispy nest complimented the

dish perfectly. My starter looked incredible, slices and

chunks of salt baked beetroot, dollops of creamy

horseradish yoghurt all topped with sweet candy beetroot

strings. The contrast of flavours was fabulous, sweet, sour

and spice all in one, a real taste explosion. It really was

amazing how much flavour you can get from just simple

beetroot and horseradish, the freshly baked bread

complimented this dish well. Two very satisfying and

faultless starters.

Whist we awaited our mains we decided to choose a bottle

of wine to complement our meal. They have a great choice

of wines on offer coupled with a very knowledgeable Cat

to give his recommendations, we chose a Sauvignon Blanc

from New Zealand, perfect!

We had had a debate over mains as we both wanted the

fillet of steak however I suggested it would be great to try

two different dishes and share so we could explore and

experience more flavours. Mike eventually agreed and

went for the herb crusted rack of lamb.

Again, arriving like culinary masterpieces, everything just

made you feel incredibly special, from the outstanding

quality and presentation of the food and the astounding

service and knowledge all staff offered. Mike’s lamb was

served pink on the bone with a herb crust laying on a bed

of pearl barley and broad beans and accompanied with

charcoal onion and herb oil. The pearl barley and broad

beans was a great alternative to risotto and seasoned to

perfection, soft but not too creamy, I could have just eaten

a bowl of this. The lamb was very tender and mouthwatering

with the flavours from the crust complimenting

the lamb perfectly. All ingredients of this dish created an

exemplary main.

I was surprised my dinner knife hadn’t been replaced with

a steak knife, however it soon became very obviously one

was not needed, the fillet steak literally fell apart and just

melted in your mouth, sitting on a bed of sauteed kale and

topped with an crispy onion and garlic dusting, it was


seasoned perfectly. The creamy celeriac fondant was just

divine and went superbly with the steak. Sitting on top of a

glazed shallot was a bone marrow bom bom just an

incredible crispy ball of perfection, just delicious! To top it

all off everything was drizzled with a truffle jus. Another

flawless main that was thoroughly enjoyed.

We were so pleased with our choice of venue and food and

was already discussing our return as I wanted to try the pea

Velouté for a starter and Mike the sea bass fillets for main,

although I’d imagine we will both chose the fillet of steak as

it was so good.

For dessert there was a definite choice with the Valrhona

Manjari 64% chocolate cremeux, crispy sponge and passion

fruit sorbet, we did debate another dessert as again we

both wanted the chocolate cremeux, but decided we would

try the cheese board for a change.

The chocolate cremeux was just a pure indulgent delight

covered with passion fruit seeds crisped sponge and

passion fruit sorbet sitting on a bed of granola. A fantastic

combination offering a chocolate kick and a zesty refresher

a superb dessert. Our cheese board consisted of slices of a

strong black bomber cheddar, Newport 1666, a Wrekin blue

and an Italian brie accompanied by artisan crackers and

honeycomb and a dollop of apple chutney, the different

flavours from all the cheeses and the sweet honeycomb and

chutney was fantastic along with the crisp crackers, an

excellent end to our meal.

Shortly after our plates were cleared, we were offered a tea,

coffee or hot chocolate to end our meal, I couldn’t resist a

hot chocolate with a dash of dark rum, simply splendid.

We retired back to our room and enjoyed some Sky TV and

relaxed, who thought you could be 20 minutes from home

and just so relaxed and tasting top quality food. The comfy

bed and toiletries in the morning made the stay a delight.

Waking for breakfast, we had pre-ordered the night before,

a full English and eggs benedict so we were looking forward

to heading down to the restaurant, plenty of juices and teas

and coffees available along with cereals and a fruit bowl.

Shortly after seating our breakfasts were delivered and lived

up to every expectation, we did have to request toast, but

everything was spot on and a great start to the day.

Leaving shortly after to return home, it was lovely to have

just a short journey and be back. The overall stay was

fantastic with the á la carte meal being the real icing on the

cake that I would highly recommend to all. 100% fresh,

quality food cooked with passion and a service to match.

Not at any point did we feel rushed and soon there is to be

live music every Saturday to make it even more of an

experience. I would confidently say that Netley Hall is one

of the top dining experiences within Shropshire and would

not be surprised if it is soon award winning.

After the year we have all had, Netley Hall’s Clock Tower

restaurant truly would give any foodie a delight or a

romantic gesture for anyone wanting to treat their loved

one.


Netley Hall

Dorrington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7JZ

01743 718339

New in 2020, 13 magnificent

bedrooms are available within

Netley Hall itself including the

Burway Suite which boasts a private

swimming pool and jacuzzi. These

additional rooms complement the

existing 12 self catered cottages

situated on the grounds of Netley.

www.netleyhall.com

Netleyhallestate


Christmas

drinks & cocktail recipes

Brandy Alexander

Classic Eggnog

INGREDIENTS

1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped out

4 eggs, separated

100ml sugar syrup

100ml double cream

500ml whole milk

100-150ml brandy

ice

INGREDIENTS

80ml brandy

50ml crème de cacao

50ml double cream

ice

TO GARNISH

1 tsp golden caster sugar

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground cinnamon

METHOD

STEP 1

To make the garnish, mix the sugar, nutmeg

and cinnamon together and set aside.

STEP 2

Pour the brandy, crème de cacao and double

cream into a cocktail shaker (or see tip,

below), then add a generous handful of ice.

Shake until the outside of the shaker is very

cold, then strain into two small coupe or cocktail

glasses.

STEP 3

Garnish with a sprinkle of the spiced sugar,

then serve.

METHOD

STEP 1

Put the vanilla seeds in a large bowl. Add the egg

yolks and sugar syrup, and beat with an electric

whisk until pale, about 2-3 mins. Add the cream,

milk and brandy, and beat again until just combined.

Strain into a punch bowl.

STEP 2

Clean the beaters, then beat the egg whites in a

clean bowl to soft peaks. Fold a third of the whipped

egg whites into the milk and cream mixture in the

punch bowl, then add the remaining whipped egg

whites. Gently fold these in until the eggnog is fluffy

and smooth. Chill until ready to serve. Will keep,

covered in the fridge, for up to a day. Just before

serving, add plenty of ice, then stir gently and ladle

into tumblers.

Celebrate with classic

Christmas cocktails

All recipes can be found on the

BBC Good Food website


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Why not pop down to

the market today and

have a look round at our

traders wonderful stalls.

Merry

Christmas from

everyone at

Wellington

Market

Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

& Saturday. Please see Facebook

for our Christmas opening hours

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2. Audacity (5)

3. Ascend (5)

4. Decayed (6)

6. Make hot (7)

7. Scatter liquid (8)

8. Deteriorate (6)

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16. Remorseful (8)

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31. Islamic ruler (4)

1. Hand care (8)

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9. Persevere (7)

10. Bid (5)

11. Rocky hill (3)

12. Small stone (6)

15. European country (5)

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19. Most senior (6)

22. Temper, toughen (6)

24. Pronoun denoting

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26. Number in trio (5)

27. Sailor's song (6)

30. Fuss (3)

32. Fix deeply (5)

33. Sleeping area (7)

34. Fencing sword (4)

35. Splendour (8)

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Fine and contemporary Art in Broseley

A creative couple with a life‐long devotion to art

have taken an active step in their determination to

share art with all.

Ann and Mike Fraser upped sticks from their idyllic

French home to open The Angel Gallery in

Broseley, inspired by their passion to reveal the

pleasures and rewards of art to as many people as

possible. “ Art is too important not to be shared”.

They feel that they have found a very special place

in Broseley, and local creativity inspires them

every day.

They opened a beautifully appointed exhibition

space last year – which is free and open to all ‐ .

and have already forged strong links with local

artists and art focused groups.

Ann, herself has been awarded a number of prizes

for her art, had her works accepted on a number

of occasions by The Royal Academy of Art Summer

Exhibition and had her works accepted in galleries

ranging from Paris to New York by way of

Brussels, London and Edinburgh.

At present there are 238 artworks being

displayed, complimenting the theme of

“Endangered Species” . From a tiger pondering his

lunch to a butterfly gathering nectar from a

flower. There is also a wide range of greetings

cards, many of which are hand made, and a strong

selection of art and craft works like wood turning

and creative glass.

Being a gallery, there is plenty of space to step

back and admire a work, which is also convenient

for social distancing.

The gallery, which at the top end of the

High Street in Broseley, is open from

11am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday until

the 20th. Of December.

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with modern manufacturing containing only the highest

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Tallow House - £339,950

This stunning four bedroomed detached property is the only one

of its kind on this development with its coal fired traditional bricks

creating a striking appearance.

The welcoming grand hallway has a cloakroom, spacious lounge

and impressive kitchen/dayroom accompanied by a utility and

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The feature staircase leads to a generous landing area that

separates four sizeable bedrooms, a family bathroom and

cylinder cupboard. The master bedroom leads to a stylish

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The alders - £249,950

This lovely three bedroomed home

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The Alders has a Kitchen/Dayroom

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Upstairs consists of three good

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FIRSTLY, MORGAN

PAYNE & KNIGHTLY

ESTATE AGENTS HOPE

EVERYONE IS KEEPING

SAFE AND WELL DURING

THESE DIFFICULT AND

CHALLENGING TIMES.

Like majority of industries in the current market there

is a lot of uncertainty regarding the economy. Sellers

are questioning whether it is the right time to sell and

buyers are asking if it is a good time to purchase. In

fairness this is a fantastic time to sell and buy! With

the chancellor announcing the stamp duty cap lifting

from £125,000 - £500,000 we have been achieving

record breaking property prices for most of our

listings across the West Midlands and Shropshire. In

September 2020 Morgan Payne & Knightly achieved

sales equating to just over £2.4million! From first time

buyers to home movers looking to upscale or

downscale, through to property investors, these have

been great times to acquire property throughout the

region. We have witnessed some of the greatest rises

in property prices across the country where there has

been a national average of 2.1%, where we are seeing

on average 6% increase regionally!

Subsequently, this is a fantastic time for property

investors purchasing with rental yields surpassing

previous highs and demand for rental being more

prevalent than prior years. We have seen rents rise up

to a 15% increase in some areas and have vetted

professional tenants that have moved into these

properties with delighted investors / landlords.

Morgan Payne & Knightly can cater a personal

bespoke letting service that suits all landlords who

may have a single property to a large portfolio. We

will offer a personal service to cater for your individual

needs.

Furthermore, Morgan Payne & Knightly have recently

partnered with SDL auctions offering vendors a 0%

commission in selling their residential or commercial

properties through auction! The bidding is completed

remotely and again SDL auctions are recording record

breaking auction prices, maximising vendor returns.

You can contact us today for further queries regarding

the auction route.

You can call one of our property experts today for a

free no obligation valuation to ascertain a correct

price for your home or property! One of our team can

assist in valuing the property then arrange a sit down

with you to explain a strategy that Morgan Payne &

Knightly Estate Agents will employ to take your home

/ property to the market, maximising your return.

Following our success in the Wolverhampton Branch,

led by Ms Jules Deverux, we are pleased to announce

that we are opening our Telford office at 63 High

Street, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2EX in November 2020!

This branch will be headed by Mrs Samantha Brough,

with 14 years of experience in Estate Agency and

leading multiple branches throughout South

Staffordshire, bringing a wealth of experience to

Telford.

Morgan Payne & Knightly also specialise in

commercial property headed by our commercial

property director Mr Robert Ashley brining a wealth

of industry expertise to the Midlands and Shropshire.

From commercial lettings and sales to property

management, all aspects of commercial property are

catered for.

For all your property needs we specialise in:

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Music

HEY JUDE'S

It’s been a strange and challenging time for us all this year and here we are racing towards Christmas and the festive period which is

always a time for family and friends, parties and holiday breaks. This time last year I was looking forward to three days at the Great

British Rock and Blues Festival in January with over 3,000 like minded music fans and a brilliant line-up including Dr Feelgood, Climax

Blues Band, Nine Below Zero, The Animals and Friends, Paul Lamb and The King Snake, Rhino's

Revenge (Status Quo) and The Flying Burrito Brothers. I am booked to go again this coming

January with Walter Trout billed as one of the headliners. Will it still go ahead in 2021? Somehow I

doubt it….the music industry has been hit hard.

Hey Jude’s, your One Stop Music Shop in Newport, reopened its doors in June after a 3 month

lock down and since then I have had huge support from family, friends and loyal customers. One

thing I have noticed is that if you can’t go out for a live music fix there is certainly the opportunity

to make and enjoy music in your own home with vinyl sales increasing, new instruments being

bought and old guitars being resurrected, restrung and enjoyed once more. Hey Jude’s has a

huge choice of new and second hand records in stock, hopefully enough to satisfy most tastes in

music and new stock coming in every week. With Christmas around the corner music

merchandise is always popular with music themed hoodies, t-shirts, poster flags, keyrings,

patches and even socks (a must for the Christmas stocking)!

Hey Jude’s new opening days will continue as Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9.15am till 5pm

but more importantly the appointment system works really well allowing customers to enjoy a

leisurely browse through the racks of records, try out guitars and ukuleles and choose

accessories. With many people back at work I am more than happy to accommodate by offering

evening and Sunday appointments to suit (call/text 07949793738). And don’t forget Hey Jude’s

also offers an excellent guitar repair and restringing service!

Wishing each and every one of you a happy and healthy Christmas. Stay safe and be kind and let’s hope that 2021 brings joy and

understanding.

Jude Paton (Owner)

HEY JUDE'S

Independent Music Shop

Specialising in new and

second hand vinyl records,

guitars, ukuleles, strings,

accessories and

music merchandise

YOUR ONE STOP

MUSIC SHOP

Open: Thursday, Friday

and Saturday

9:15am - 5pm plus other

times by appointment

3 Stafford Street, NEWPORT

Shropshire, TF10 7LU

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Visiting Baddesley

and Packwood

If you're needing to step away from it all and reach a sense of

calm, we've got the perfect gardens for you to explore as we

head into the winter months. Admire the beauty of the golden

tones of the trees and take a moment to notice how the water

on a lake is still and peaceful. Listen out for the wildlife in the

trees or take a stroll surrounded by autumn colour and frosty

foliage. Jumping in crunchy leaves, discovering shiny conkers

and enjoying invigorating fresh air with all the family – the

season of morning mists and woollen layers is here for us all to

embrace.

At Baddesley the parkland, garden and house (Mon-Sat, limited

access) are now open, along with our car park, kiosk (for

takeaway drinks and snacks), shop and toilet facilities. Over at

Packwood the parkland, garden (excluding the kitchen and yew

garden) and the house (Fri-Tue, limited access), are now open,

along with the car park, café, shop and toilets.

We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and

maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please

book in advance, at busier times such as weekends and bank

holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, prebooking

may not always be necessary, however if you do not

book, we cannot guarantee admission.

Please remember that dogs on leads welcome in the car park

and on public footpaths across the estate, only assistance dogs

are allowed in the garden.

On arrival please have your tickets, membership card and

booking reference close to hand. We've set up a welcome point

with our friendly team to check your booking and welcome you

onto site. Please arrive within your half-hour timeslot, to help

maintain social distancing and once your onsite your welcome

to stay as long as you like until closing time at 5pm.

We’re open from 9am so grab your wellies and woolly hat and

enjoy a misty morning walk with a cup of coffee or a hot

chocolate. Avoid the busy weekends and pop over and see us

on weekday afternoons too where you can watch the seasons

change in a beautiful setting.

We hope you enjoy your visit and can’t wait to welcome you

soon.

For more information on opening times please visit the

website at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/packwood and

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/baddesleyclinton or follow us on

@NTPackwood and @NTBaddesleyclinton

or find us on Facebook at

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It’s a man

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Great Christmas

Stocking Filler ideas!

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Anti Swearing Soap

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Poo Timer

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Sock Sandals

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Magnetic Wristband

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Beard Buddy

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Home Cooking at Christmas

Try roast duck as an easy alternative to

the usual turkey dinner on Christmas Day.

A sticky Seville orange and marmalade

glaze makes it even more festive

INGREDIENTS:

1 oven-ready duck ,

about 2 kg

2 oranges , halved

60g Seville orange

marmalade

METHOD

STEP 1: Expose and cut out the wishbone. This makes the duck

easier to carve once cooked. A butcher can do this for you.

STEP 2: Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 9. Lightly score the

skin on the duck all over, and make a deep cut from inside the

body into each leg.

STEP 3: Season the duck well. Heat an ovenproof frying pan

over a low heat. Place the duck on its side with the thigh touching

the pan for 15 mins. Turn and cook on the other side for 15 mins

more.

STEP 4: Turn the duck breast-side down, then transfer the pan

to the oven and cook for 5 mins. Drain the fat from the pan, turn

the duck onto its back and continue to cook for 15 minutes.

MARMALADE

GLAZED

ROAST DUCK

By Raymond Blanc

STEP 5: Meanwhile, cut both oranges in half, then cut 4 wedges

from half an orange. Heat a small frying pan over a medium heat,

then cook the orange wedges in the dry pan for 1 min on each

side to lightly caramelise.

STEP 6: Remove the orange wedges from the pan and set

aside. Squeeze the juice from the remaining orange halves into

the hot pan and reduce by half. Add the marmalade, take off the

heat, add 1 tbsp water and stir together.

STEP 7: After 15 mins of roasting, brush the marmalade glaze

over and continue to roast for a final 10 mins. Rest for 20 mins.

STEP 8: Carve by cutting the leg and thigh away, then

separating the leg from the thigh. Carve slices of breast and serve

with the orange wedges to squeeze over.

PIGS-IN-BLANKETS CHRISTMAS STUFFING BALLS

METHOD

INGREDIENTS:

85g pack sage &

onion stuffing mix

300g sausagemeat

90g cooked chestnuts

, chopped

50g dried

cranberries

12 rashers smoked

streaky bacon or

pancetta

By Barney Desmazery

STEP 1: Put the stuffing mix in a bowl and pour over

150ml boiling water. Leave the mix to absorb. When cool,

add the sausagemeat, chestnuts and cranberries and

bring everything together with your hands. Cut each

rasher of bacon in half lengthways so you get 24 long

strips of bacon.

STEP 2: Cross two bacon strips, then roll a

walnut-sized ball of the stuffing mix and sit it on the

cross. Wrap the stuffing in the bacon and sit on a lightly

oiled baking tray, cross-side up. Repeat to make 12

stuffing balls. Can be made up to two days ahead and

chilled. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and roast the

stuffing balls for 25-30 mins until the bacon is crisp and

the stuffing is cooked.


SHERRIED SPROUT &

SAVOY GRATIN

By Sophie Godwin – Cookery writer

Take Brussels sprouts and cabbage to a new level with this festive

gratin containing cream, cheese and a slug of sherry.

Ideal for Christmas or Boxing Day

METHOD

STEP 1: Heat oven to 200C/180C

fan/gas 6. Toss the cabbage wedges and

sprouts with the oil, garlic and thyme in a

large gratin dish. Season well, then roast for

25 mins.

STEP 2: Meanwhile, melt the butter in a

saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook for a

couple of mins until it begins to turn golden.

Remove from the heat then, whisking

constantly, gradually pour in the sherry,

followed by the milk and cream. Put the

sauce back on the heat and cook for 3-4

mins, whisking constantly, until you have a

thick sauce. Grate in a generous amount of

nutmeg, season well and set aside. Mix the

breadcrumbs with the cheese.

STEP 3: Take the sprouts and cabbage out

of the oven, pour over the sauce and top

with the cheesy breadcrumbs. Can be made

a day ahead, and then reheated. Heat grill to

200C and grill the gratin for 15 mins until

the top is golden and crisp. Leave to stand

for 5 mins before serving.

SLOW COOKER

MULLED WINE

1 large Savoy cabbage,

cut into 10 wedges

400g Brussels sprouts , trimmed

3 tbsp olive oil

2 fat garlic cloves , chopped

4 thyme sprigs , leaves picked

75g butter

75g plain flour

By

Cassie

Best

LEMON

MERINGUE

FRIDGE

CAKE

INGREDIENTS:

150ml fino sherry

600ml whole milk

300ml double cream

nutmeg , grated

60g dried breadcrumbs

60g hard cheese , grated

(parmesan, comté or pecorino

all work well)

This tangy dessert looks impressive but takes very little

effort – most of the ingredients are ready-made, so it is

simply a matter of construction

INGREDIENTS:

2 x 750ml

bottles red wine

100ml Cointreau

peeled zest and

juice of 2 large

oranges

pared zest of 1

lemon

120g golden

caster sugar

2 cinnamon

sticks

3 star anise

4 cloves

slices of orange

METHOD

Put all the ingredients (except the slices of

orange) in a slow cooker on low for 1 1/2 - 2hrs

until hot. Ladle into heatproof glasses and serve

with slices of orange. Using the 'keep warm'

setting (if your cooker has one) will ensure the

mulled wine stays hot during the party.

INGREDIENTS:

Drizzle of sunflower oil for

greasing

1 ½ packs (about 300g) buttery

biscuits (we used Fox's Crinkle

Crunch Butter)

METHOD

STEP 1: Grease and line a 900g loaf

tin with baking parchment. Line the

base with a row of biscuits. In a bowl,

whisk the lemon zest and juice,

mascarpone, cream, sugar and 50g

lemon curd until thick and holding its

shape. Transfer roughly 1 /4 of the

mixture to a bowl and chill in the fridge

for later.

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biscuits into the tin, and add the

remaining lemon curd in spoonfuls

between the layers. Break some biscuits

to fill any gaps. You should have about

2 lemons , 1 zested and juiced,

1 sliced to serve

400g mascarpone

400ml double cream

25g icing sugar

100g lemon curd

10 mini meringue

four layers of biscuits, finishing with a

layer of cream. Wrap the tin in cling film

and chill for at least 8 hrs, or up to

48 hrs.

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unwrap the tin and turn the pudding

out onto a platter or board. Peel off the

parchment. Crush 4 of the mini

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through the reserved mascarpone mix.

Spread across the top of the pudding,

then press the remaining mini

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Uncertainty is something that the human

mind battles with, we try and make sense of

things. We like patterns and meaning and to

an extent we like predictability – it’s this that

makes us feel safe. In the absence of certainty

and amidst the presence of adversity, we

really do adapt and we all benefit from the

belief that things will change, improve and

ultimately give us an opportunity for

learning and improvement.

POWER

THE

HOPE

OF

As we approach the end of an incredibly challenging year, we thought we would

offer a message of hope to you all, we have all chartered these waters in our own

way but now is a time of great reflection and hibernation, a time to recharge the

batteries and take great care of ourselves and process what we have been living

through and the lessons we have therefore learnt.

Imagine for a second a person

in your life who you enjoy

spending time with, someone

who lifts you, who embraces

life and no-matter what has the

internal belief that we will all

collectively get through.

Call this person ‘Hope’,

visualise her. Maybe she

embodies or represents

someone you lean towards

when you have lost some

hope? Notice how she makes a

choice to gracefully accept a

situation, she chooses to take

courageous steps to change

anything about a situation that

she can, but she also knows

when she cannot make

changes. This kind of

personality type accepts that

you cannot control life, but

hope can give strength to keep

going. As Steven Hawkins once

said; “Where there is life there

is hope”.

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Hope is a way of thinking based on a deeply held belief

system. It is not suggesting that there cannot be feelings of

sadness, despair or loneliness, it is not suggesting that we

deceive ourselves into accepting an unhealthy lifestyle or

partnerships either. Hope binds together our deepest human

motivations and triumphs and lights a fire within ourselves

that drives us through adversity, hope is both fierce in nature

but also mindful and graceful.

In Occupational Therapy we work with a person to assist

them to accomplish their goals. Hope related cognitions are

important, they drive us to make goals and to work towards

future change. For us to get through a tough situation and

remain hopeful we need to adapt our thinking styles and

improve some of our coping behavious… here are some tips

on living a hopeful life;

• Adjust your EXPECTATIONS

• Recognise that YOU have the power to change

things in your life

• Always remind yourself that there is GOODNESS IN

HUMANITY

• Look carefully at the things you are afraid of

• Trust that everything will inevitably change

• Don’t worry too much !

• You are enough – be kind to yourself !

• Surround yourself with POSITIVE PEOPLE

• Do things that inspire kindness in others

• Try to limit social media and the news

• Listen to music

• Do something creative

• SMILE….often

• Move your body … however, just move it!

Above all, always anticipate positive outcomes, acknowledge

that through perseverance good things will come and this

attitude will help you get through uncertainty.

My eleven year old son wrote a poem for

The Children’s Society website in April to inspire other

children and young people, he called it ‘Hope’ his

words have echoed in my mind ever since I read it

and I would like to share it with you – he wrote;

“Hope was lost, hope is found, hope is

everywhere around.

Hope blossoms like on trees, hope flies

around with the bees.

Hope is just around the bend, if you find

hope, you’re sure to mend.

Look for hope where ever you are, look for

hope while in the car.

And with this final verse I say, look for hope

EVERYDAY.“ By Noah Thompson

Charlotte Tranter

Therapist

Member of

The Royal College of

Occupational

Therapy

(HCPC registered)

email: editorial@

scenelocal.co.uk


SCENE SPORTS review

Welcome to the first of our regular Scene's

Sports reviews and looking back at 2020 it

has been the most weird, surreal, sad year that

the sport community have ever had. This time last

year if you had said that most sports would have

been decimated by a virus I would have laughed

at you, unfortunately I'm not laughing now.

Tokyo Olympics 2021

Looking forward to 2021, with all the events that

have been cancelled due to Coronavirus, now

looks to be the most exciting sporting year for a

long time with the highlight of the year, the

Olympics in Tokyo, hopefully bringing us a bit of

normality in this crazy, sureall period in all our

lives.

On Friday 23rd July The Tokyo Olympics are due

to begin and the whole planet will watch the

greatest sporting event on their TV, but

unfortunately I cannot see any people being

encouraged to fly there to watch them! But who

from a British point of view should we be

watching out for to bring those Gold Medals

home to Blighty!

Ed Clancy will be chasing a fourth Gold medal in

Cycling which would put him equal to Sir Ben

Ainslie, Sir Mo Farah and Sir Matthew Pinsent, no

pressure then Ed! And by the way does that

guarantee you a knighthood!

There will be many more British Olympians that

will taste the ultimate prize of Gold Medal Glory!

and personally I can't wait for it to begin!

COVID19 has changed the way we watch and enjoy our

favourite sports, from Football to Cricket, from Rugby to

Horse Racing, From March as you know all sports stopped!

Personally I was one of those people that went to one of the

last sports events that allowed people to watch, the

Cheltenham Festival. If I had known that at the time I would

have taken it all in much more.

Now that we are coming to the end of the year sporting

events are slowly coming back, but unfortunately without the

most important ingredient, the FANS! Watching football

matches at the moment without the atmosphere of the fans

cheering on their favourite teams just isn't the same. Sports

MUST get their supporters back into their Stadia and as

soon as possible.

Adam Peaty will

surely get Gold.

The current 100m

Olympic Breaststroke

Champion, he is also

the current World

record holder in both

50m and 100m

Breaststroke events.

In fact he has broken

the world record an

incredible 11 times,

this man is the Usain

Bolt of Swimming!

Talking of cycling

what of the golden

couple Jason Kenny

& Laura Trott, already

between them they

have currently won

FIVE Olympic Gold

Medals, there is talk

that they want to

increase that to

TEN!! We shall see.

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The European

Championship 2021

Looking ahead to next year which other sports

shall we look forward to, well Football for one,

The European Championship, postponed from

this year will begin in earnest in June and

hopefully England can finally win a major

tournament since 1966 (How many years of hurt

are we up to now)!!

Also can anyone explain to me how England

actually qualified for this tournament, because

I can't, but heyhoe we are there and at the time

of going to print our Welsh cousins have

qualified and Northern Ireland and Scotland have

a chance to qualify via the play-offs.

Domestically the Premiership again looks like a

two horse race between Liverpool and Man City

and hopefully the fans will be back soon, even if

there are a small percentage of supporters

allowed back that will give us atmosphere again!

Talking of Football, what about the lower

leagues? with no fans allowed into stadiums the

Premier league will be okay as they have got

there TV money to fall back on but in the EFL

(English Football League) they are desperate to

get the fans back as they massively rely on there

"Gate" money, already in the last 12 months two

clubs have gone bust, in. Bury & Macclesfield.

How many more will go under?? Surely the

Premier league has to support these historic

teams.

Tennis

The Tennis Grand slams are

back and congratulations to

Rafael Nadal in winning the

French Open and matching

Roger Federer's 20 Grand

Slam Men's Titles, I'm sure

there will be many more to

come from the Spaniard!

Well the 2020 sporting year is nearly at

an end but let's look forward to 2021

because it will be jam packed with

events to get us on the edge of our

seats and we'll review each momentous

event in The Scene!

Rugby Union

In Rugby Union they still have to finish off this years

six nations before they can look forward to next year's

tournament , so let's see how that turns out but on

the whole these sports are slowly coming back to

some sort of normality.

The Ryder Cup

And what of Golf, like the Olympics and European

Championships, The Ryder Cup has been postponed

from this year and will now take place at Whistling

Straits, Wisconsin in September next year and being at

home the Americans, they will be favourites against the

Europeans, but with "The Postman" Ian Poulter, we will

always have a chance (He always delivers).

Talking of golf one player to look

out for next year will be "One of

our own" Aaron Rai, the

Wolverhampton born,

Wolverhampton Grammar School

ex pupil has just won The Scottish

Open, not one of the Majors, but

it still carried a prize total of

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Car Review

SEAT ATECA

By Sue Cooke

The compact SUV market is a popular

segment when you need a car for all

reasons and all seasons. The SEAT

Ateca which I drove this week was the

perfect companion to take me very

efficiently along narrow tracks and

country lanes and comfortably over speed bumps in town.

This SUV is the ideal match for urban and country life.

For 2020 the Ateca has grown in length due to the new

design of the front and rear bumpers. A new front grille,

bumper and full LED headlamp refreshes the front. Entry to

the impressive 510 litres load space is flanked by full LED

rear lamps with dynamic, sweeping indicators and on the

Black Edition model I drove, twin exhaust pipes. The electric

parking brake which easily flips up or down, includes

Autohold and Hill hold function. On the entry level, there are

front and rear parking sensors. There is even a tiredness

recognition system as standard.

In keeping with authentic Latin flavour, character and

personality, the Ateca derives its name from the Spanish

village of the same name which lies to the west of Zaragoza.

I may live in a less sunny climate, but the new exterior

paintwork of velvet red metallic certainly cheered me up

every morning.

The Ateca has become one of the brand’s more successful

vehicles, selling more than 300,000 units since its

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For 2020, the ever-increasing needs of our connected world

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apps. Great, if you are a little more confident than I am

with new technology.

The Ateca now integrates some of the most advanced driver

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Cruise Control, Side and Exit Assist and

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would hope that I would never have to

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There is a choice of five petrol or five diesel engines which

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changing gear. The 4Drive all-wheel drive system offers a

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Tettenhall College

My invitation to you.

Tettenhall College has a proud and illustrious history. You may

have often driven past our gates, perhaps you have visited our

beautiful campus, and you may even have enjoyed your own

school days here, being an Old Tettenhallian.

We celebrate our history; we cherish all that has come before.

Yet the focus of today is our pupils, from our youngest learners

starting their educational journey in our nursery from the age

of 2, to our Senior School pupils, preparing to follow in the

footsteps of this year’s A level cohort who are now starting their

degree courses at some of the finest universities in the UK.

Tettenhall College today is a school that is firmly focused on

preparing our wonderful young people for the world that they

will form. The challenges the world presents are many and

varied. It is our responsibility as a place of learning and growth,

to ensure that all Tettenhall College pupils are prepared in the

very best, fundamental ways, to meet these. Academically,

culturally, personally and spiritually. The Tettenhall College that

I am proud to lead is today a school that place the pursuit of

excellence in all that we do, at the very heart of our mission.

Of course, as all independent schools should, we offer small,

personal and tailored academic classes, delivered by

outstanding teachers. We have wonderful facilities and a school

site that is extremely conducive to learning. Our academic and

co-curricular programme stretches young minds and presents

opportunities to explore and strive through music, sport,

technology and much more. Pupils’ pastoral care is first-rate and

our boarding community fosters the most superb, cosmopolitan

group of young people whose contribution to our school

cannot be simply measured. You should expect all of this as a

minimum if you are considering independent education.

So, my invitation to you, is to consider visiting us here at

Tettenhall College to learn more about what we offer our young

learners today. Whilst the restrictions imposed upon us by

Covid-19 mean that we have adapted our approach to tours and

open events, we are safely and effectively welcoming visitors.

In particular, I would love to meet you to explain the new

‘Pathways’ Programme that will be offered to our Year 11 and

Sixth Form pupils. I will tell you about our academic offering and

how our Scholarships are designed to secure the very highest

outcomes. I will also be happy to talk to you about the Tettenhall

Bursary Scheme which strives to make this very special

education available to as many young learners as possible.

Yet most importantly, I look forward to listening and learning as

you explain what you are looking to secure for your family. The

pursuit of excellence in all that we do is not a strapline or a

motto. It is a conviction that by learning about every young

person as an individual, whose talents will be many and varied,

we can help them become the very best versions of themselves,

whatever this may be.

Relationships are built on communication. Please accept my

invitation to come and meet with us, so we might start a

conversation and perhaps take the very first steps on the most

important journey your child might take.

Mr Christopher McAllister

Headmaster

www.tettenhallcollege.co.uk

01902 751 119

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Car Review

SKODA SUPERB IV HYBRID HATCH

By Sue Cooke

Heavy rain and wintry conditions are my

usual excuse for sitting in front of a cosy

fire. But this week the Skoda Superb I

am road testing is too enticing. The

updated hatchback is superbly

comfortable and superbly quiet. So why

would I want to be anywhere else than

behind the three spoke multifunction,

heated steering wheel, in the heated

driving seat. I actually felt sad when the

man came to collect this Skoda, an

emotion I only display when I’ve been

driving an expensive super car!

But the Superb and I formed firm bonds.

This is Skoda’s first electrified model, the

plug in hybrid (PHEV) iV. Powered by a

1.4 litre petrol engine and an 85kw

electric motor. The cabin is so quiet that

without looking at the information on the

dash, I found it difficult to work out if I was in all electric mode

or combustion engine mode.

On long runs, power is a voiceless note. There is however

an E-noise generator for the electric drive where noise can

be emitted up to a speed of 30mph. So avoiding startled

shoppers who cross the road with their ears, not their eyes.

Exterior design updates include new front and rear bumpers

and I adored the anthracite alloy wheel trims on the top of

the range Laurin & Klement trim. Lighting animations are

very entertaining and as I opened the driver’s door, LED

spotlights projected a halo around the word Skoda onto the

ground.

Style, elegance and sophistication continue in the quality

interior where there are new chrome highlights. Ambient

lighting illuminates the storage compartments below the

armrests as well as the spacious front and rear footwells. I

sank into the full leather seats and accelerated silkily and

smoothly forward. I could have driven forever in this cocoon

of luxury and tranquillity.

The five seater has an advanced range of technology,

including safety and convenience systems which would

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traditionally appear in much more

expensive cars.

In the murky daylight, precise steering

and cornering fog lights highlighted the

curving tarmac as the large hatchback

effortlessly eats up the miles. And they

are definitely value for money miles

when this hybrid power will achieve

weighted combined mpg of 201.8-148.7.

There are many innovative features, but

I would suggest that in the monsoon like

weather, the most useful was the Skoda

umbrella in its water resistant storage

space. There are two umbrella

compartments in the driver and front

passenger doors. Park assist will park

the car in parallel or bay spaces and the

full colour rear camera makes for easy

reversing.

The automatic soft close tailgate encompasses a boot which

is the largest in its class at 625 litres and can be opened with

a kicking motion under the rear bumper. Increasing to 1,760

litres with seats down, it is so capacious that an 8-year-old I

borrowed, quite happily lay down full length in it, from front

to back! I promise I didn’t shut her in it!

Buy this gorgeous Superb and you will join the numerous JD

Power customers who named ŠKODA as the UK’s most

dependable brand and I have to say a brand which produces

some of the most enticing models.

FACTS AT A GLANCE

Model:

SKODA SUPERB IV HATCHBACK

Price: £40,580 otr

Engine: 1.4 TSi and an 85kw electric motor

Performance: 0-62mph in 7.7 seconds and on to a top

speed of 138mph

CO2 emissions: 35g/km (NEDC equivalent)

Weighted Combined mpg: 201.8-148.7mpg


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WINTER DRIVING

Road Safety - Things to remember as

nights get darker & the weather changes..

Driving in the dark and in

difficult weather conditions

can make driving so much

more dangerous in the Winter

period. We understand that

you have places to go and

people to see, especially over

the Festive period but it is so

important to make sure that

yours and those in the car

safety is a priority.

1. You must make sure that you are in an energised state

whilst driving at all times regardless, but this is definitely

more important in the night and dark, when you

may be feeling more tired. As well as lights shining in

our eyes, you also tend to feel worn down and tired

later on, so you must make sure that you are in a state

to drive safely as soon as you get behind the wheel. As

well as this, it is important to remember that just because

it is the period of celebration and

festivities, driving under the influence of drink or

drugs is life threatening as well as being illegal.

2. Checking our car is even more important over the Winter period as these weather conditions can worsen the

condition of many cars, especially with unexpected weather. Make sure that your car battery and fluids

are all full, and your tyres are in good shape will benefit you during the colder months.

3. Organisation is key for driving during the Winter period. Please do ensure that before you drive that you

have planned your journey in advance and bring along any essentials for the worst scenario. This includes:

A first aid kit, a charger, a quilt, a torch and a map for any circumstances that you may (hopefully won’t)

run into.

4. Any unexpected weather conditions must be reflected as soon as they occur when you drive, including darker

nights or fog and adjusting your lights to reflect this so that other drivers can see you. Any ice or snow

must be cleared from your car before you start your journey, as well as judging your speed in these conditions.

Allowing space in between the cars in front will reduce the risk of accidents as well as being more

aware of your surroundings.


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olverhampton

The current range of MG models we ere

engineered and designed locally in Longbrid

dge,

Birmingham and now find themselves in the ir

new home with The Brindley Group in the he art

of Wolverhampton

olverhampton. At Brindley MG you can enjoy

a hands-on experience of the entire range, at

our state-of-the-art 10-car showroom, helme ed by

experienced Sales Manager, Michael Bailey

y. We’re

very excited to know that soon there will be more

people in the local area sporting the iconic

octagonal logo on their vehicles and enjoyin ng

some of the finest feats of British automotive

engineering.

Pictured left to right: Sam Cuddeford; Sales Executive,

Michael Bailey; Sales Manager, Noel Bailey; Sales Executive.

Established in 1931, The Brindley Gro oup has grown with the automotive industry to

become a highly trusted dealer group acros ss the West Midlands. Our ethos at Brindley MG

is that our customers are at the centre of everything we do, meaning you’ll always receive

nothing short of VIP service when you visit ou ur showroom. If you’re a fan of homegrown

British motoring, give us a visit, you could be driving home in your own piece of Britains

storied motoring history from the manufactu urer that won Autotrader’s ‘Best value Brand’

award of 2020 and offers a fantastic 7 Year manufacturers warranty with every new vehicle.

Pictured above: Stephen Blackwell; Aftersales Specialist.

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Brindle ey MG. Why not get peace of mind with a

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and ru unning for up to 6 years. Brindley MG is now

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Paws

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Please follow our Facebook pet page

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own furry friends - See you soon!

Christmas isn’t too far off, and experienced pet owners know that this

means a house full of potential pet hazards. Covid19 has seen an

increase in dog owners, so if this is your first Christmas with your

dog, don’t panic because we’ve got essential dog Christmas safety tips

to help you make it through.

The Festive season is such a busy time, and pet parents need to be

especially diligent. There are many Christmas dangers for dogs that

are specific to this time of year. As we're preparing to decorate our

homes, cook our Christmas feasts and travel to visit family and

friends(hopefully), we need to be wary of the dangers that may be

facing our beloved canines.

The TREE

DON’T USE HOLLY,

POINSETTIA OR MISTLETOE

These are all poisonous to your dog if

ingested. It’s safest to stick with

artificial plants instead!

DON’T DECORATE WITH EDIBLE

DECORATIONS

Don’t decorate with edible decorations

even if you’re placing them out of reach.

Edible decorations like Chocolate and

candy sticks etc. can encourage dogs to

jump and climb to get tasty snacks. Plus,

if these decorations are threaded, the

thread can cause internal complications

when ingested and cause stomach upset

in dogs.

KEEP WRAPPED GIFTS AND

WRAPPING PAPER OUT OF REACH

Wrapping paper can attract dogs and

when eaten it can cause blockages,

stomach upset, or even poisoning

depending on the paper composition.

ANCHOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

Anchor your Christmas tree securely so

it doesn’t fall on your pup while they are

playing or running around the house.

GET A FAUX TREE

An artificial Christmas tree is healthier

for your dog, because it doesn’t drop

sharp needles that can be ingested. Real

trees can also harbour pests,

parasites and mites. If you have to have

a real tree, make sure that you regularly

clean up all stray needles from the floor

and treat it for pests before bringing it

indoors.

KEEP WIRING AND EXTENSION

CORDS OUT OF REACH

Playing pups can get tangled in wiring,

but younger pets can also bite into wires

or pull items off shelves causing shock

electrocution, crushing, or even death.

This isn't just one of the best dog

Christmas safety tips, it could save your

pet's life

DON’T OVERWHELM YOUR DOG

WITH FESTIVE DECORATIONS

Dogs are creatures of habit and too

many decorations at once or too many

loud and obnoxious decorations can put

your dog on edge. If you like to have

many decorations in your home,

introduce them a little at a time.

Woofwoof!

Food

KEEP CHOCOLATE OUT OF REACH

Chocolate is a popular stocking stuffer or

gift over the holidays, but make sure to

keep it out of reach of your pet at all

times! Chocolate contains theobromine,

which can cause organ damage or failure.

KEEP ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

OUT OF REACH

Alcohol and pets don’t mix, so keep all

alcoholic drinks out of reach of your pets

ALWAYS. This isn't just one of the best

dog Christmas safety tips, it's a tip that

you need to follow year round!

In minimum quantities, alcohol can cause

vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, and

labored breathing. In significant

quantities, alcohol can cause death.

DON’T GIVE TABLE SCRAPS

A lot of the foods we eat at Christmas

time are high in fat and can cause a

condition called pancreatitis in pets,

according to veterinarians. Pancreatitis is

extremely uncomfortable and can be

dangerous to your pet’s health. You

should also skip those table scraps to

avoid packing unhealthy weight on

your dog!

KNOW WHAT MAKES

FOR A SAFE MEAL

If you enjoy making your dog a part of

the Christmas meal just make sure that

you feed them safe food – white meat

without skin, dog-safe veggies, and plain

rice is a great place to start.

DON’T GIVE YOUR DOG BONES

Cooked bones are easily splintered and

can cause dental damage and internal

perforations or blockages. Never give

your dog any household bones, stick with

raw lamb marrow bones instead.


Gifts!

CHOOSE EDIBLE GIFTS WISELY

When choosing treats and edible gifts for your

dog know what you are buying. Buy treats that

are made in reputable countries with healthy

ingredients from companies that have not had

recent recalls.

KNOW YOUR DOG’S HABITS

WHEN BUYING TOYS

When you choose toys for your dog know their

playing habits. For example, if you have a

heavy chewer, don’t choose a toy that they will

tear apart and possibly swallow pieces of.

STICK WITH TOYS MADE FOR DOGS

It can be tempting to buy kids toys for your

dog, but one of the most important dog

Christmas safety tips is to stick with toys that

are made for dogs. Human toys can contain

substances that are toxic to dogs, not

designed for chewing or have pieces that can

be pulled off and swallowed easily.

CHOOSE SIZE APPROPRIATE TOYS

Make sure that the toys you pick up for your

dog are appropriate for their size to avoid

choking or dental damage due to toys that are

too small or too large.

KEEP AN EYE ON DOGS INTERACTING

WITH OTHER PETS

If you have multiple dogs be wary when giving

gifts or special treats. Even dogs that love

each other dearly can become territorial or

aggressive over “special” items. It’s best to

give both dogs the same items or to separate

dogs when giving them items over the Festive

period.

KEEP OLDER PETS COMFORTABLE

A dog that was very sociable in their youth

isn’t always as sociable in their senior years.

Older dogs are easily bothered, easily

startled, easily overwhelmed, and sometimes

experiencing pain; these things can contribute

to snapping or uneasiness. If you have an

older dog, isolate them to a safe and calm

area of the home during your gathering.

Christmas Gatherings

IF YOUR DOG IS ROAMING AROUND THE HOUSE

Be sure that everyone at your gathering is aware that your dog is roaming

the house, so they know not to leave outside doors open. One of the

easiest dog Christmas safety tips to follow. All you have to do is chat with

your guest, which you're going to be doing anyway!

IF PEOPLE WILL BE DRINKING HEAVILY, ISOLATE YOUR DOG

Be sure that everyone at your gathering is aware that your dog is roaming

the house, so they know not to leave outside doors open. One of the

easiest dog Christmas safety tips to follow. All you have to do is chat with

your guest, which you're going to be doing anyway!

KNOW WHEN TO KEEP YOUR DOG ISOLATED

If you are holding a gathering and your dog is afraid of strangers, has

shown any signs of aggression in the past, is new to your home or does not

do well with groups of people, keep your dog in an isolated room of the

house. Make sure partygoers know not to go into this room.

DON’T SERVE DANGEROUS PARTY SNACKS

Undoubtedly someone will try to sneak a snack to your dog during the

party. Keep your dog safe by making sure that all snacks served don’t

contain toxic-to-dog ingredients.

IF OTHER DOGS WILL BE PRESENT INTRODUCE THEM

OUTDOORS FIRST

If other dogs will be at your gathering and your dog is not familiar with

them, have them both meet outside first. Dogs can be territorial over their

homes and their people, meeting on neutral territory first helps with a

neutral introduction.

MONITOR ENTRANCES IN POOR WEATHER

If there is snow or ice outside know that ice melting chemicals and salt can

be tracked into the house on guest’s shoes. These chemicals are toxic to

your dog if they are licked so have guests take off shoes to keep floors

chemical free.

BE WARY OF CHILDREN

If there will be children at your gathering, make sure that they are familiar

with dogs and how to interact with them. Also, know how your dog

interacts with children. If your dog has never met children before or the

child has never interacted with dogs before, a party is not the best time for

a first meeting. If this is the case isolate your dog because gatherings are

overstimulating, and children are easily left to their own devices.

KEEP TO YOUR NORMAL SCHEDULE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

This is one of the most important dog Christmas safety tips. Dogs thrive on

schedule, so it’s important to maintain their regular feeding, walking, and

sleeping schedule even during holiday gatherings. Deviation from schedule

can cause changes in appetite, depression, anxiety, changes in bathroom

habits, or health changes.


Care in the community

Introducing ICare Meals on Wheels...

HOT MEAL LUNCHTIME DELIVERIES OR FROZEN MEAL

WEEKLY DELIVERIES

ICare are looking to contact people within the Community that may require

our services. Healthy eating is essential for everyone. We can provide a

nutritious, satisfying meal and sweet to be had at home. We also offer meals

for special diet, cultural or religious requirements.

We can provide an introductory complimentary meal and sweet, to either

an individual or group of people, to sample our service.

ICare are able to offer a delivery service of lunch time Hot Meals or a weekly

delivery of Frozen Meals over 365 days a year to suit the customers

individual requirements.

Also if required we are also able to provide an ICare Premium Service which

includes a 15 minute stay with the customer where we can encourage them

to eat, a well-being check and we can do small household chores.

We also provide a Home Shopping service, and sandwich pack delivered

with hot meal ready for tea time.

Our Community Assistants are helpful, polite and punctual and undergo a

rigorous selection process, where by they are trained and assessed in adult

care awareness, police checked and DBS cleared.

If you would like to find out more please contact

ICare on 0845 6041125 or email cuisine@icarecuisine.co.uk

Introducing ICare Meals on Wheels

HOT LUNCHTIME MEAL SERVICE, WHERE THE MEAL CAN

BE PLATED UP IF NEEDED.

The Services we offer - All our staff are fully Police and DBS checked

• A Tea time Treat, which is a sandwich pack delivered with your hot meal ready

for tea time.

• A Frozen Meal delivery service.

• A Home Shopping Service.

• A well being check, if there is any cause of concern we contact your next of kin.

If there is no answer on delivery, we have a no-reply policy to follow which

ensures we find the whereabouts of the customer.

Our Peace of Mind Service which is a 15 minute stay, where we encourage

you to eat the meal we have delivered, do small household chores, medication

prompting if needed and update your next of kin on our visit.

Delivery times

Hot Meals are delivered between 11am and 2pm

Frozen Meals are delivered between 9am and 4pm

How often do I have to order?

Our service runs 365 days a year. Customers can order as and when needed.

There is no contract.

Try a complimentary Hot Lunchtime meal and

sweet delivered to your home.

Call 0845 6041125 or to place an order on line visit www.icarecuisine.co.uk

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After a challenging year, Some’ink

Different should be very proud on

how they have handled the Covid19

situation and managed to reopen

offering 100% safe environment and

care for their customers and staff.

Tattooists Rob, Garth and Jayde all

offer a full range and styles of

tattooing with over 40 years’

experience between them. From

portraits, floral and mandala style

tattoos to your more traditional and

gothic, black and white to full colour.

The team are great at giving advice

and free handing where necessary,

along with cover up ideas.

Along with the tattoo team, piercing

specialist Char offers a fantastic

selection of piercings all over the

body (except nose and mouth

currently due to Covid). Having been

pierced by Char myself I can honestly

say she is very professional and

quick to keep any pain or discomfort

to a minimum with great aftercare

advice. Char has recently purchased

an equipment that allows jewellery

to be anodised to any colour from

gold to purple so you can really

personalise items to your personality

and style. Custom pieces can be

ordered, and a great range of

jewellery is always in stock.

Over the years Some’ink Different

have done charity events to raise

money, especially for Children in

Need doing a 24 hour tattoo

marathon, unfortunately this year

this is not possible and all staff are

disappointed they can not do their

bit for charity, however they will still

be taking food items for homeless on

the run up to Christmas, so please

help where you can whether it’s a tin

of beans or bag of shopping, after

the year we have had, a small

gesture could mean the world to

someone.

Happy Christmas & New Year

from all of the

Some’ink Different Team ❤

Tattoos and Piercings

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Char

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Local Oakengates

businesses are open for

all your Christmas

Shopping needs

Oakengates Town Council

would like to wish you a safe and

enjoyable Christmas and New Year


Moon Year Forecast

November/December

Combining planetary influence, Astrology and

Clairvoyance, let these Moon Forecasts guide you in life

with love and light....

45-minute readings giving guidance from the past

present and future and information from spirit are

available at £18. Based in Dudley,

Telephone readings also available. contact

07519 584975 or Facebook page Katie Anne Reynolds

Clairvoyant and Artist for details

Pisces - (19th February - 20th March)

The Waxing Gibbous Moon on November 23rd sees that

sense of 'Individuality' winning, as you seem to get chosen,

or your idea wins! Competitions are well worth entering at

this time... Adaptability and choices are tight as you have

to convince people that you will NOT go with the majority....

At home Christmas plans see you biting your tongue

around the December 21st First Quarter Moon.... Smile

sweetly and have a mince pie Pisces...

Aries - (21st March - 20th April)

Aries the dark nights late November sees the 25th and

26th in its Waxing Gibbous phase seeing passions

increase in the love life! By the Moon First Quarter phase

on December 22nd a sense of competitiveness builds, so

don't get drawn into any 'I can do better than you'

situations on the 'gift giving front' it's not about the cost,

it's the thought that counts, and that's what matters!

Taurus - (21st April -21st May)

Taurus the Waning Gibbous phase of Nov 1st is a time to

think about your reputation, so please don't be rash, hot

bloodied or impatient...However by the Christmas period

December 24th to 26th the Waxing Gibbous phase brings

you are feeling of being more recognised for your worth

and you’re a lot more settled, put your feet up and chill....

Gemini - (22nd May - 21st June)

The Full moon and Lunar Eclipse on November 30th sees

solutions appearing as if by magic! Powered up by the

eclipse this is a good time to strike out alone on projects...

Motherly issues should be addressed whether it be in role

as mother or as child, make sure 'Mother' figures are

recognised for all that they do....

Cancer - (22nd June - 22nd July)

Cancer, November 5th sees the Moon in its Waning

Gibbous phase so prepare at work to be adaptable and

to have to juggle! By December 30th the Full Moon brings

in feeling of fulfilment with a sense of achievement, you

did it! But let this new year’s resolution be to take a few

irons out of the fire, simplify life to make it more

enjoyable...

Leo - (23rd July - 23rd August)

Leo the Last Quarter Moon of November 8th brings in

challenges, 'riding the waves of emotional extremes', yet

the advice is to stick to your principles, your sense of

right! and do not change your mind! This December's

decisions are vital to your long-term plans...

Virgo - (24th August - 22nd September)

December 7th and 8th sees the Moon last quarter

bringing in a sense of 'peacekeeping', at home or at work

you may be the one negotiating, the voice of reason!

Other people’s passions are blinding them and making

them take knee jerk reactions, this sees you 'smoothing

things' behind the scenes, you’re the one who manages

to stay calm and ahead of the game... Deep breathes..

Libra - (23rd September - 23rd October)

What's got into you Libra? The Waning Crescent Moon on

December 9th sees your confidence going through the

roof, ignoring what others tell you, and jumping right in

to situations, BUT 'gambling type situations' actually

bring extreme good fortune, be it bringing money or

splendid opportunities or circumstances....

Scorpio - (24th October - 22nd November)

Wow it is a busy month for Scorpio! Mercury comes

November 10th bringing awaited letters, emails, and

news! The New Moon November 15th soon after sees

new beginnings! Venus then enters November 21st

bringing a wake up in the love life, and as well as that

there are your birthdays to plan for! All systems go

Scorpio!

Sagittarius - (23rd November - 21st December)

Sagittarius it’s about budgeting this yule tide, that

doesn't sound exciting but it is necessary, Mid December

around the 15th watch yourself at Christmas gatherings,

not everyone needs to know your business! But in

private regarding the relationship front speaking about

feelings helps.... If you’re single maybe it’s about telling

someone how you feel? If in a relationship, get your

cards on the table and chat....!

Capricorn - (22nd Dec - 20th January)

December 20th Mercury comes easing communications

and discussions that have been put off or delayed...

where as you may want to play it cool and dissociate its

actually better to be a team player... weighing up pros

and cons, discussions may be coming soon of important

house moves for you or someone close....

Aquarius - (21st January - 18th February)

Jupiter enters Aquarius December 19th bringing quite a

bit of change! Healing can be helped through 'talking' and

'listening' Prosperity and good fortune can come through

investment right now especially if linked to long distance

travel relating to business. Just keep an eye on your sense

of ethics and you’re onto a winner...


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Films November/December 2020

Soul

free guy

Disney-Pixar films are known

for playing with our emotions

– what look, on the outside

at least, to be childish stories

featuring the likes of talking

fish or fantastical monsters,

speak profoundly to people

of all ages.

A musician who has lost his

passion for music is

transported out of his body

and must find his way back

with the help of an infant soul

learning about herself.

Animation, Adventure,

Comedy

Iris

Warriors

The Iris Warriors have

brought light and beauty to

the world, but when their

bitter mother, Darkness,

threatens to destroy them,

they must find a way to work

together to defeat her and

bring colour back to their

universe.

Family, Fantasy, Musical

A bank teller discovers that he's actually

an NPC inside a brutal, open world video

game.

Action, Adventure, Comedy

freaky

FAfter swapping bodies with a deranged

serial killer, a young girl in high school

discovers she has less than 24 hours

before the change becomes permanent.

Comedy, Horror, Thriller


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CHRISTMAS

T R E N D S

Decorate your home this festive season with

our chic decorating ideas and inspiration.

DIY CHRISTMAS!

Make a fun afternoon project and decorate an

old glass or spray some sparkly snow and

decorate some old jars.

Skip that fabric table

runner in favor of

something that adds

a bit more color and

texture to your table -

white garland with

string lights and

colorful ornaments.

Create your own unique

welcome sign

Place your design onto a piece of stained wood and

hang it in your porch or entry. For something even

easier, simply slip the sign into an existing frame for

the season.

Bring Natural

Elements Indoors

Things you can find in your

very own garden, like

pinecones. Add a little

glitz, a bit of glitter or snow

spray, it never fails.

Hang Greens

Around Your Door

Greet guests (and yourself!)

with a little christmas cheer.

Pots of greenery and warm

lights are really all you need!

Go for a

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The lifeline pendant alarm simply connects to a phone line and is operated by the

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The Christmas parties may be a bit

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Don’t mix drinking and driving.

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