Bristol Living Aug - Sep 2021

minervapublications

The August/September issue is here, bringing together the best of high summer and early autumn. We are shining shoes in preparation for a new school year and feasting on delights for afternoon tea week. We’ve also got two fantastic interviews with chef Mitch Tonks and gardener Adam Frost. Don’t miss our competition page either - with over £1400 of goodies to be won!

YOUR FREE COPY AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021

Bristol

LIVING

YOUR

CHANCE

TO WIN

£500 OF CASHMERE

LOUNGEWEAR PLUS

LOTS OF OTHER

GOODIES

INTERIPR

UPDATES

EASY HOME

REFRESH IDEAS

M i t c h T o n k s

WE INTERVIEW THE

RENOWNED FISH CHEF

Ready

STEADY

Bake

DELICIOUS DISHES

FOR A CRACKING

AFTERNOON TEA

A LIFESTYLE JOURNAL FOR THE CITY OF BRISTOL


Showhomes

opening July

2021

EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE OVER 60s

TWO YEAR’S ANNUAL FEES PAID*

NOW SELLING OFF-PLAN

At Siddington Park we’re building a collection

of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom spacious homes in a

lifestyle village that is set among beautifully

landscaped gardens, on the outskirts of the

thriving Roman market town of Cirencester,

the capital of the Cotswolds.

In this dynamic community you’ll have

everything you could need with our wellbeing

spa, pool, bistro, activities and concierge,

all as part of our mission to create beautiful

places for people to live long, healthy and

satisfying lives.

SPACIOUS APARTMENTS AVAILABLE

FROM £299,950 † TO £899,950 †

CALL TO FIND OUT MORE AND BOOK A VISIT

Call: 01285 580 924 | www.rangefordvillages.co.uk

Siddington Park, Cirencester, GL7 6ET

ALSO FIND US IN: CORSHAM, WILTSHIRE | PICKERING, NORTH YORKSHIRE

*Subject to reservation by 30th June 2021.

†Prices correct at time of print. Other charges apply. Please ask our sales advisors for details.


CONTENTS

05 COMPETITIONS

The competition page you don’t want to miss -

with lots of goodies to win this edition

07 EDUCATION

Advice on early years education from the experts

at the Independent Association of Prep Schools

14 MITCH TONKS

We catch up with the chef and British seafood

advocate - plus grab a recipe from his new book

18 TIME FOR TEA

We celebrate Afternoon Tea Week in August with

a boatload of delicious recipes

25 ADAM FROST

We catch up with the Chelsea Flower Show legend

and find out what to plant in autumn

31 INTERIOR REFRESH

Quick ideas and tips to transform your home in a

few easy steps

EDITOR Katie Thomson

e katie.thomson@minervapublications.co.uk

PUBLISHER Sally Thomson

PRE PRESS MANAGER Kate Norris

KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER Tessa Welbourn

e tessa@minervapublications.co.uk | t 01225 984 551

CONTRIBUTORS Rebecca Rose, Pete Lawrence

WWW.BRISTOLLIVINGMAG.CO.UK

Disclaimer: The publishers shall not be held liable for any loss occasioned by failure of an

advertisement to appear, or any damage or inconvenience caused by errors, omissions and

misprints. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior permission from

the publishers. The opinions expressed within are not necessarily those of the publishers.

Address: Unit 21c, Paxcroft Farm, Hilperton BA14 6JB

A NOTE FROM THE

EDITOR

Isn’t it funny how quickly we can go from loving the

hot weather to doing a rain dance - is there anything

more British? Day one sees us calling every available

neighbour into the garden for a BBQ, making sangria

and filling up the paddling pool...but by day three

we are complaining about not sleeping in the heat,

getting sunburnt and worrying about the grass dying

under said pool. At least the garden is looking pretty

happy though...

Happy gardens are a theme as this edition we were

very happy to chat to Chelsea seven-time gold medal

winner Adam Frost about getting the garden ready

for autumn. Then we are beginning to turn our

attention to the indoors and this edition that means

bringing together some easy ideas to give your home

that little lift - you only need to make some small

changes to give a space a refresh.

On the foodie side, we are talking to chef Mitch

Tonks - he’s a passionate advocate of British seafood

and has lots of exciting plans afoot. We are also

feeling a little indulgent with some delicious recipes

for another British classic - the afternoon tea.

Finally, we have the amazing competitions - last

edition we had an unfortunate misprint on the

closing date, so we’ve extended the previous edition

by another month, alongside bringing you a host of

amazing new goodies to be won this time around!

All that’s left is to wish you a fabulous summer of fun

and to say we’ll be back in October - brace yourself,

we may just be mentioning...Christm...no I can’t, not

yet. But be prepared, it’s coming! See you then.

Katie

Front cover courtesy of Clarence Court Eggs

www.minervamagazines.co.uk | 3


COMPETITION

Time

WIN

A cashmere

lounge wear

set worth

£500!

To enter any (or all!) of our competitions, head to

www.minervamagazines.co.uk/competitions.

Find the competition and enter on that post,

using the appropriate keyword.

T&C’s apply and no cash alternatives available. Winners chosen at

random - entries made after closing date will not be accepted.

Look good, feel good and do good. Loop Cashmere is

dedicated to bringing you feelings of luxury, comfort and

unparalleled quality with its capsule collection of exclusively

and sustainably sourced styles. Loop Cashmere is offering

one lucky person the chance to win a cashmere hoody and

jogger set from its new SS21 range in ‘midnight’.

This luxurious outfit is perfect for downtime at home, thrown

on after a workout, or to embrace weekend athleisure style.

It will not only keep you cosy but will last you a lifetime as

Loop Cashmere products are made from the highest quality,

sustainable cashmere.

loopcashmere.co.uk

Closes 05/09/2021 - Competition keyword ‘LOOP’

WIN

3 x £85

Berkshire

Gin sets to be

won

Berkshire Botanical is an

artisan spirits collection from

West Berkshire, which takes its

inspiration for the local flaura

and fauna.

The range boasts an Original

Dry Gin, as well as delicious

fruity flavours including

Rhubarb & Raspberry and

Honey and Orange Blossom

which are perfect for

summer.

They’re offering three lucky

winners the chance to try out

the range with a fantastic gin

bundle worth £85.

berkshirebotanical.co.uk

Closes 05/09/2021 -

Competition keyword ‘BOTANICAL’

From the hero 100% natural multi-use

Original Nipple Balm which can be

used as a ultra-thick and long lasting

lip balm, cuticle cream, brow balm

and more, to the newly launched BFF

Balm for all over hydration for the face,

hands, body & delicate areas, your

summer skincare needs are taken

care of with Dr.Lipp! Additive free,

fragrance free, and of course not

tested on animals! Simplify your life

with Dr.Lipp!

One lucky winner can

get their hands on

this amazing bundle

worth over £250!

drlipp.com

Closes 05/09/2021 -

Competition keyword

‘LIPP’

WIN

Dr. Lipp

bundle

worth over

£250!

FIYAH is a

female-lead,

online family

jewellery

business.

WIN

2 x £125

vouchers to

spend on

jewellery online

with FIYAH!

The forms

of their beautiful

sterling silver and

gold jewellery takes

influence from the

natural world and

seeks to emphasise

the human experience

and connection between

people – knowing how significant

and personal jewellery is to the

wearer. They minimise their impact

on the planet by only using sustainable

manufacturing practices and recycled

materials where they can.

Two lucky winners will have the chance to win a £125

voucher to spend online! fiyah.com

Closes 05/09/2021 - Competition keyword ‘FIYAH’

Zoflora, the UK’s number one Concentrated Multipurpose

Disinfectant, has been keeping homes hygienically clean

and beautifully fragrant for almost 100 years. To help bring a

little magic into your cleaning routine, we’re giving four lucky

readers the chance to win a year’s supply of Zoflora!

With over 30 fruity, floral and fresh perfumer

developed fragrances to choose from, there’s a

scent to suit every room and mood, whether

you spray it, soak it, wipe it or mop it!

T’c and C’s: The prize is a year’s supply of

Zoflora, for 4 winners. zoflora.co.uk

Closes 05/09/2021 - Competition keyword ‘ZOFLORA’

WIN

A year’s

supply of

Zoflora!

Win a pair of

unisex, vintage

Christian Dior

sunglasses worth

£99

www.minervamagazines.co.uk | 5


LONDON

FAVOURITE

COMES TO

BRISTOL

FLIGHT CLUB, THE SOCIAL DARTS

EXPERIENCE WHICH BRINGS YOU

AND YOUR FRIENDS TOGETHER FOR

UNEXPECTED, RIDICULOUS, JOY, HAS

COME TO BRISTOL!

This London favourite has reinvented darts for the twenty

first century, developing a range of fast and exciting

multi-player games, built to bring people together and

designed to keep you unexpectedly hooked, insatiably

entertained and full of joy. Whether you’re an expert

darts sniper or a total beginner, everyone has a chance to

win when they step up to one of the multiple throw lines.

The experience extends far beyond darts – with a range

of delicious treats delivered straight to your board.

From bespoke cocktails to delicious sharing boards and

ridiculously tasty pizzas, the conscientious hospitality

team are always on hand to keep the fun (and the drinks)

flowing.

From games after work, darts followed by a sit down

meal, or a fun brunch alternative, you can book a range

of experiences on the website.

flightclubdarts.com/bristol

BRISTOL WING

FEST 2021

THE WORLD’S LARGEST CHICKEN WING

FESTIVAL: WING FEST, IS MAKING ITS

DEBUT APPEARANCE IN THE SOUTH

WEST FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER THIS

SEPTEMBER, PAYING HOMAGE TO ONE

OF THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE MEALS.

Bristol Wing Fest is set to take place on Saturday 11th &

Sunday 12th September 2021, at the Lloyds Amphitheatre.

The huge outdoor area will be transformed into a poultry

eating, music thumping, axe throwing, beer and bourbon

drinking space of epic proportion.

The inaugural event will follow in the footsteps of its

highly popular London and Manchester counterparts.

Bristol Wing Fest will showcase a range of restaurants,

street food traders and pop-ups, who will display their

culinary talents and compete against each other over a

whopping 80,000 drums and flats, for just a quid a wing,

to answer the age-old question of who makes the best

wings in the UK?

Bristol Wing Fest goers can expect plenty of beer from

Meantime Brewery, entertainment including live blues

music, brass bands, bourbon masterclasses, axe throwing

and BBQ cooking demonstrations, alongside DJs playing

summer party vibe tunes into the night -complete with

a wing in hand.

Bristol Wing Fest tickets are now on sale. Tickets from

£17.50 for early birds and £20 thereafter with kids

(under 12) going free

wingfest.co.uk/bristol

6 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


CLIFTON ARTS

111TH ANNUAL OPEN SUMMER

EXHIBITION STARTS SATURDAY

31ST JULY AT 11.30AM AND RUNS

UNTIL 15TH AUGUST AT THE

VICTORIA METHODIST CHURCH,

1 WHITELADIES ROAD,

CLIFTON BS8 1NU

This will be Bristol’s largest art exhibition since the

pandemic broke in 2020. On show will be paintings,

drawings and sculptures, selected by a distinguished

independent panel of judges.

Exhibition organiser Anne Elliott says “we think this

is the first major

exhibition for the

public to enjoy in

Bristol for at least 15

months. We are so

happy that we can get

back into business,

and show off the art

of professionals and

amateurs alike”.

Clifton Arts

111th annual open

ADVERTISING

summer

exhibition

art for everyone

The Undercroft Victoria Methodist Church

1 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 1NU

31st July - 15th August

Open daily, Monday - Sunday, 11.30 - 17.30

except Sunday 15th August, 11.30 - 13.30

admission free

www.cliftonarts.co.uk

Clifton Arts 2021 Ad 74x110.indd 1 06/07/2021 09:14

www.minervamagazines.co.uk | 7


LEARNING

THROUGH PLAY

KATIE PAYNTER - DISCUSSES

THE VALUE OF PLAY IN THE

DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN

Nothing is as natural as a child at play. It is a cherished

part of childhood. It is important to recognise that it

is difficult to give a single definition of play. It can be

defined as ‘what children and young people do when

they follow their own ideas and interests, in their own

way, and for their own reasons.’ Play has also frequently

been described as ‘what children and young people do

when they are not being told what to do by adults’.

Regardless of definition, the importance of play cannot

be underestimated. It is undeniably instrumental in

children’s learning and development and is particularly

integral in a child’s early years, given it indubitably

supports their foundational social, emotional and

cognitive growth.

Anyone spending any time with young children will

understand that providing them with opportunities for

play provides so much more than a few minutes or hours

of ‘fun’.

Many instrumental skills are developed. It develops

communication and language skills and vocabulary, an

understanding of emotion and empathy, social skills and

creativity. It also supports and strengthens co-operation,

collaboration, sharing and problem solving.

Children will observe those around them and mimic

language and behaviour. It teaches self-expression,

nurtures a sense of imagination and simultaneously gives

children a feeling of adventure.

Dramatic play is absolutely essential to a child’s

social and emotional development and can enhance

their physical development too. It is also very closely

connected to intellectual development. This is when

children make sense of the world in which they live by

acting out situations before they experience them and

by mimicking what they witness around them. Most

children are innately imaginative and will happily chat

away to someone on their toy telephone or pretend

to travel to hospital in an ambulance made from a

cardboard box! This creativity must be actively fostered!

Encouraging young children to embrace physically

active play is extremely beneficial and necessary for

their development. It helps them to learn about the everchanging

environment and gives them the opportunity

to use their whole body and develop their gross motor

skills. It can meet their multi-sensory needs and will

promote significant health and well-being benefits.

Whether it is messy play, creative or role play, it is an

essential part of learning.

Play provides a platform through which children are not

only able to learn about the world around them through

interacting with it, but it also gives them the opportunity

to learn about themselves. As play is fun, children’s

focus tends to be over a sustained period. In turn, this

helps children to develop the ability to concentrate. It

is important as parents not to push your child too hard.

Children develop in their own ways and in their own

time and, rest assured, their levels of focus will steadily

augment.

It is imperative that children are given the time ‘to

be children’ and being able to play is essential, if the

aforementioned physical, social, emotional and cognitive

skills are to be securely embedded.

Katie Paynter, head of pre-prep and EYFS at Lochinver

House School and IAPS pre-prep and EY adviser

8 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


Endles

curiosity

leadsto

lifelong

learning

Tobookatourcontactadmisions@clionhigh.co.uk|01179339087


DIARY DATES: School Open Days

BRISTOL GRAMMAR

SCHOOL

CLIFTON HIGH

SCHOOL

BADMINTON

SCHOOL

KINGSWOOD

SCHOOL

What strikes many

visitors is the happy

atmosphere throughout

our School. This is a

reflection of our vibrant

and happy community.

We want all our pupils

to relish the challenges

on offer and to take

advantage of the many

experiences BGS can

provide

Open Evening:

Friday 1 October

Year 3 to Year 6:

4pm-6pm

Year 7 to Year 12

4pm-8pm

bristolgrammarschool.co.uk

As a 3-18 through

School, we are one

school community. Every

department, area and

year group at Clifton

High School has a unique

and bespoke offering.

Whole School Open

Event: Friday 24

September, 4.30-8.30pm

Sixth Form Open

Evening: Thursday 14

October, 6pm-8.30pm

Infant & Junior Open

Morning: Saturday 16

October, 9am-12pm

Whole School Open

Event: Friday 6 May,

4.30-8.30pm

cliftonhigh.co.uk

We offer a holistic

approach to education;

to put it simply, we

encourage our girls to

get “hands on” with their

subjects, ask questions

and really get stuck in.

Above all, learning is fun

at Badminton and this,

coupled with our homely

community and excellent

pastoral care, leaves no

scope for anonymity.

Sixth Form Open

Evening: Friday 24

September 2021

Whole School Open

Day: Saturday 2 October

2021

badmintonschool.co.uk

Situated on a magnificent

200-acre site in Bath,

we offer an inclusive

boarding and day

community that is free of

pretension and balances

academic rigour, strength

in the arts and sport,

traditional values and

outstanding pastoral care.

Prep School Open

Morning: 21 September,

10am - 12pm

Sixth Form Open

Evening: 23 September,

6.30pm - 9pm

Senior School Open

Morning: 25 September,

9am - 12pm

kingswood.bath.sch.uk

LEARN • CREATE • EXPLORE

WHERE WILL YOUR FUTURE TAKE YOU?

Teaching by subject specialists with excellent academic

support available from a personal tutor and mentor

Outstanding intellectual enrichment programme

Dedicated Sixth Form Centre with personal study space

UCAS preparation

Higher Education and Careers programme over two years

A superbly resourced multi-media library

Independent learning programmes to suit individual profiles

A warm welcome awaits you at our Open Events

PREP SCHOOL OPEN MORNING: 21 Sept, 10.00am - 12.00pm

SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING: 23 Sept, 6.30pm - 9.00pm

SENIOR SCHOOL OPEN MORNING: 25 Sept, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Book your place at www.kingswood.bath.sch.uk

An Independent Co-educational Boarding & Day School

for pupils aged 9 months - 18 years

10 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


Life

changing

Open Evening

Friday 1 October

Year 3 to Year 6: 4.00pm–6.00pm

Year 7 to Lower Sixth: 4.00pm–8.00pm

Call Hollie Matthews

on 0117 933 9885

W

NURSING

DEGREES

COMING SOON TO

TAUNTON

Get ready now with a one-year

Access to HE Diploma.

Find out more: www.somerset.ac.uk

www.somerset.ac.uk | 01278 441234

12 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


Man of the sea

Mitch Tonks

The Rockfish Boat

Mitch Tonks, image courtesy Steve Haywood

Sally Thomson was

delighted to catch up with

chef and entrepreneur -

Mitch Tonks who she has

known for over 25 years....

SALLY: HOW ARE YOU DOING?

Mitch: We are doing great! We are looking

forward to finally getting the restaurant

open. I think we are going to have a nice

bounce back, but what a strange time.

I’m one of the people that has benefited

and enjoyed it to be honest. Getting to my

age and not really taking any time off, I’ve

had lots of time to spend with the kids and

rethink things to make things better.

I’D LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR

BEAUTIFUL BOOK THE DISHES LOOK

MOUTH-WATERING. MY FIRST QUESTION

HOWEVER, IS HOW

HAVE YOU ADAPTED TO THE LOCKDOWN?

I must say that the first 2 weeks were

scary; I didn’t really know what was going

to happen, I knew how much money was

in the bank and how long that would last.

I had some truly beautiful and humbling

experiences where my children took care

of me, cooked for me and said: “Dad, you

just concentrate on work and we are going

to look after you and cook for you.” My son

Ben is a chef and works in The Seahorse

and so does my daughter along with Ben’s

partner who is now the general manager.

FANTASTIC, WHAT A LOVELY FAMILY AFFAIR!

It is, and it was lovely being at home with

them. When we started to think about

survival, “I thought this is it we are going to

survive this” We had 274 staff and I thought

we are going to get through this and I’m

going to take care of every single one of

you and come out the other side.

There was a lot to think about and we really

took care of people. During the time we

thought about, “How can we make this

business

better” and we started

pulling apart everything that was wrong

and thought how can we make it better?

These are things that we couldn’t do when

we were open, so we did a whole lot of

things like shortened inventory, better

shift patterns, closed the restaurant for an

hour in the afternoon, went down to a 4

day week in the winter, all the kind of stuff

that we didn’t have the foresight to do

previously.

WHEN SOMEONE IS SO ENGROSSED IN

MANAGING A BUSINESS IT’S SOMETIMES

HARD, THIS MUST HAVE GIVEN YOU THE

OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A NEW VISION?

I think it was a bit of that, but I’m always

very outward looking with my business

any way but I think one of the challenges

was trying to get people to go along with

it as they would be like we’re too busy or

that’s not the way we do it. Everybody was

great, and I think I realised that we were

a lot more capable as I thought we were

which was great and hugely uplifting, so I

thought right I’m going to write a book. We

wrote the book in November after a really

good summer obviously we didn’t know

that we were going to be in lockdown the

first quarter. We were also working hard

on getting the planning permission for our

Salcombe restaurant which should be

ready next year. Then we started sending

14 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


out boxes to people like a seafood meal for 2

and we suddenly built up to several hundred

boxes a week which was quite a considerable

amount.

What we did was open a fishmongers in

Brixham just before lockdown, so we ran it

from there sending out all these boxes. I then

started to reflect on my own behaviour at

home, how it had changed and how I was

buying my toilet roll, my chemicals, my meat

and things stuff that I had never bought on

mail order before and subscriptions and I

was really enjoying it. I started to think about

how much people had loved our boxes and

how Sainsbury’s had closed their fish counter

and I thought why can’t we set up a seafood

at home business so we completed buying

our fish supplier, we buy off the fish market

everyday we have our own boat out there

fishing so we bought that company and then

we bought another company that makes

sauces and things for us but also makes

things for Fortman & Mason and the big fancy

retailers. So, we are launching in July a really

innovated seafood at home business where

you will be able to buy amazingly fresh fish

packaged brilliantly, nice and easy recipes

available nationwide. Hopefully the reputation

will be great, and people will trust us, they

can see our fishing boats our restaurants and

they will want to buy fish from us.

KNOW YOU ARE EXTREMELY BUSY BUT WHAT

DO YOU DO TO RELAX?

I’m a sailor, a big reader so I love to read,

and I love to cook and entertain at my house

with the children. I’m a sailor so I love to plan

voyages I can’t wait to get on the water, and

we are sailing our boat up to the West Coast

of Scotland. I’m leaving in 3 weeks and we

are going to try and live a little bit up there

and a little bit down here and just take some

valuable time.

LETS TALK ABOUT YOUR BOOK WHICH

LOOKS WONDERFUL. WHEN YOU DO YOUR

RECIPES WHAT INSPIRES YOU? DO YOU

DRAW ON YOUR EXPERIENCE OR DO YOU

LIKE TO CREATE NEW DISHES?

I think in this book I draw on my love of

seafood which is really nice and my own

experiences in the rock fish book there’s quite

a lot of new dishes things that I mainly cook

at home. What I really enjoyed about this

book is there’s no boundaries. This is food

that I love like Asian food Singapore Chilli

Crab (pictured top right) and Crispy fried Chilli

cuttlefish. It’s really great!

excel in education so when I

got a doctorate from Plymouth

University, I was very proud.

I had to stand up and do a

speech in front of the students

and I never imagined that

I would get to university

and receive an honorary

doctorate and it was my most

personal proudest moment of

recognition.

Singapore Chilli Crab

I’VE NEVER WORKED WITH FRESH CRAB SO

MAYBE WHEN I NEXT COME DOWN YOU CAN

SHOW ME WHAT TO DO WITH IT.

I can definitely do that, and you know when

you eat a wonderful fresh crab it’s a mindblowing

experience.

YOU HAVE SOME FABULOUS ACCOLADES BOTH

ON YOUR WEBSITE AND IN THE LATEST BOOK

To be honest it’s not one of the things I ever

think about but they are very humbling. I think

the thing I was most proud of was the fact I

was a council house boy and didn’t really

THE ROCKFISH COOKBOOK BY

MITCH TONKS

PUBLISHED BY JON CROFT

EDITIONS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS TERRY

£18

AVAILABLE AT ROCKFISH

RESTAURANTS AND ONLINE AT

THEROCKFISH.CO.UK

Rockfish Cookbook

www.minervamagazines.co.uk | 15


GIVE A GIFT

with a whole lot of love

sustainable, wellness-based gift boxes -

customisable and beautiful, from £10

available from hauslife.co.uk


SEA

BREAM

BAKED IN

PAPER

WITH GARLIC,

OLIVE OIL,

CHILLI &

ROSEMARY

By Mitch Tonks

Cooking a fish ‘en papillote’, or in a

bag, is an excellent way to prepare

it. The fish retains its moistness

and the other flavours that you add

really get a chance to develop with

the flavours of the fish to create

something quite magical. The

combination of roasted garlic, chilli

and rosemary is a good one, as is

thyme, lemon and cumin. But you

will find your own preferences.

Look for wild gilt head or black

bream, or use farmed gilt head

bream, which are delicious and

perfectly acceptable. Ask your

fishmonger to scale and gut the fish

and remove the head.

SERVES 2

8 garlic cloves

100ml olive oil

2 whole sea bream, weighing about

450g each, head removed

1 small fresh bird’s eye chilli, finely

sliced

4 sprigs of rosemary

50ml white wine

finely chopped parsley

salt

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 160°C

Fan/180°C/Gas

Mark 4.

Place your garlic cloves, with the

skin on, on a small roasting tray,

drizzle with a little of the olive oil

and sprinkle with some salt. Roast

for 10 minutes or until soft – you

should be able to squeeze the garlic

from the skin. If not then just cook a

little longer. Set aside to cool slightly.

Turn up the oven to its maximum

heat.

Cut out 2 pieces of baking

parchment large enough to enclose

a fish. Lay the parchment on the

worktop and place the fish on it.

Sprinkle the chilli over the fish and

place the peeled garlic around it.

Tuck some rosemary into the belly.

Sprinkle with salt and pour over the

rest of the olive oil. Fold the paper

up and over the fish, and just before

you seal it up completely, pour the

wine into the corner, then finish

sealing.

Place the parchment bags on a

baking tray and cook for 15 minutes.

Cut the paper open, sprinkle the

fish with chopped parley and serve

straight from the bag.

THEROCKFISH.CO.UK

www.minervamagazines.co.uk | 17


TIME FOR

Tea

With Afternoon Tea Week taking

place from 9-15 August, plus the

MacMillan Coffee Morning on the

24 September, there’s never been a

better time to gather your nearest

and dearest, don your apron

and get baking! We’ve gathered

together the best recipes from

Clarence Court Eggs

CLASSIC

TEATIME

SCONES

You can’t go wrong with a freshly

baked scone. Simple to master and

can be whipped up in a matter of

minutes!

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 12-15 minutes

Make 18-22 scones

INGREDIENTS

450g self-raising flour plus extra for

dusting

1 teaspoon baking powder

100g cold butter, cut into cubes

50g caster sugar

2 medium Clarence Court Hens

Eggs plus 1 beaten

Milk

METHOD

Pre-heat the oven to 200˚C/400˚F/

gas mark 6. Line two baking trays

with greaseproof paper.

Put the flour and baking powder

into a large mixing bowl, add the

butter and rub it into to the flour

with your fingers until you create a

fine breadcrumb texture. Stir in the

sugar.

Crack the eggs into a measuring jug

and top up with enough milk to get

to 270ml.

Make a well in the centre of the

flour mix and pour in the eggs and

milk. Stir using a dinner knife to

start then use your hands to form a

rough dough. Tip out on to a lightly

floured work surface and roll to a

rough oblong about 2cm thick.

Use a 5cm cutter to cut out as many

scones as possible then arrange

over the 2 trays making sure they

aren’t too close to each other. Roll

out the remaining dough and cut

out more scones. When all the

scones have been cut out, brush

the tops with beaten egg and place

the trays in the oven to bake for 12

- 15 minutes or until pale gold in

colour and nicely risen. Allow to

cool a little on a wire rack and serve

warm with clotted cream and your

favourite jam.

SESAME

BRAIDED EGG

BUNS

A mix between a brioche and a

pretzel, Nicola Millbank’s sesame

braided eggs buns are best served

warm fresh from the oven, slathered

in salted butter.

PREP TIME: 30 minutes plus 90

minutes to rise, 30 minutes to rest

COOK TIME: 25-30 minutes

SERVES 12

INGREDIENTS

175ml warm milk

2¼ teaspoon fast action dried yeast

50g caster sugar

2 Clarence Court Burford Brown

eggs, plus 1 yolk

60ml vegetable oil

440g plain flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon of milk

18 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


www.minervamagazines.co.uk | 19


1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

A pinch of flaked sea salt

METHOD

The following can be done in either a stand mixer

with the dough hook attachment or in a large bowl

with a fork.

Into the bowl, add the warm milk, yeast, castor

sugar, eggs and egg yolk, vegetable oil, plain flour

and salt. Turn the machine onto low and mix until

the ingredients have come together and a sticky

dough is formed, completely coming away from

the bowl. Turn out onto a floured surface, kneed for

a couple of minutes until smooth and form into a

ball. Place the dough into an oiled bowl and cover

in clingfilm for 90 minutes until it’s doubled in size.

After 90 minutes, turn the dough out onto a

floured surface. Cut the dough into quarters then

each quarter into three. Working on one piece at a

time, cut the piece of dough in half, and roll both

halves out into two sausages, around 20cm long.

Place one down horizontally, and the other, over

the top vertically creating a cross. Then picking up

the ends of the horizontal sausage, cross them over

each other and place them back down. Repeat this

with the vertical sausage, criss-crossing the pieces

of dough to form a plait.

Tuck the ends under the bun and place the braid

onto a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper.

Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Cover the braided buns in cling film and allow to

rest for another 30 minutes and preheat the oven to

170˚C/ 150˚C fan. Uncover the buns. Mix together

the egg yolk and milk and brush evenly over the

buns. Scatter with sesame seeds and a sprinkle of

seat salt.

Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a

deep golden brown. Allow to cool a little before

removing them from the baking sheet; but these are

best served warm with salted butter..

QUAIL SCOTCH

EGGS

Libby Silbermann, has shared with us her perfect

picnic addition. These Quail Scotch Eggs are a

delicious bite size treat, served with tarragon mayo,

dip and enjoy!

PREP TIME: 45 minutes

COOK TIME: 5 minutes

SERVES 4

20 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


INGREDIENTS

12 Clarence Court quail eggs

250g good quality British sausages,

removed from skins

Fresh thyme

1 egg beaten

100g panko breadcrumbs

100g plain flour

Vegetable oil for frying

Tarragon Mayo:

2x egg yolks

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, plus

extra for seasoning

1 teaspoon tarragon vinegar (or

white wine vinegar)

250ml olive oil (or rapeseed)

Juice of ½ lemon

Handful of fresh tarragon leaves,

picked and chopped

METHOD

Boil the quail eggs in a pan of boiling

water for 2 minutes. Then plunge

into an ice bath - this will stop them

cooking further and ensure you have

a runny yolk at the end.

While they are cooling, make

your Mayo. Place 2 egg yolks in a

large bowl. Add the mustard and

vinegar and whisk them well until

they are paler. Slowly drizzle in the

oil in a steady stream, whisking

continuously - this will emulsify

the egg yolk and it will thicken and

become glossy. Keep slowly adding

until you have added half of the oil.

At this stage squeeze in juice of ½

a lemon. Then drizzle in remaining

oil, whisking continuously until all

is added. Season the mayonnaise

with the chopped tarragon, salt and

some more lemon or mustard to

taste. Set aside. Peel the quail eggs

carefully as they are delicate. It is

quite therapeutic and satisfying!

Time to assemble. Add fresh

chopped thyme to your sausage

meat. Season the plain flour well

with salt and pepper. Place a small

amount in the palm of your hand

and press to flatten, place a quail egg

in the middle and cup your hand to

enclose the egg in the meat. Gently

press the sausage meat around the

egg so it is completely covered and

there are no air pockets.

Next place the egg into the flour and

coat, then dust off the excess. Do the

same in the egg, and then followed

by the panko. Repeat with all the

quail eggs.

Heat vegetable oil in a high sided

pan so it comes up 2 inches high.

Heat until it reaches 180˚C.

Fry the scotch eggs in batches for 2

minutes until golden brown on all

sides and crisp. Remove carefully

with a slotted spoon and drain on

kitchen paper to remove excess oil.

Serve alongside the tarragon mayo!

BERRY AND

LEMON

SEMIFREDDO

A version of the classic Italian

dessert (meaning semi-frozen),

whipped egg whites and cream stop

the ice cream from setting hard

which makes it easy to cut.

PREP TIME: 50 minutes

COOK TIME: 4 HOURS

SERVES 6-8

INGREDIENTS

300g fresh or frozen summer berries

150g good quality lemon curd

1 tbsp limoncello (optional)

50g caster sugar

3 Large Clarence Court Burford

Brown eggs, separated

Zest of 2 unwaxed lemons

400ml double cream

50g shelled unsalted, pistachios

(blanched if you can find them)

50g good quality shortbread biscuit

METHOD

Line a 2lb loaf tin with a long strip of

greaseproof paper that lines the base

and goes up the shorter sides of the

tin to leave overhang, this makes it a

lot easier to remove or you can fully

line the tin with cling film. Then

place the tin in the freezer to chill.

Place 150g of the berries into a small

saucepan. Simmer on a low heat for

around 20 minutes until the fruit has

broken down, strain through a sieve

into a bowl and allow to cool.

Mix the lemon curd with the

limoncello (if using) and place to

one side. Meanwhile place the egg

www.minervamagazines.co.uk | 21


homewoodbath.co.uk

@homewoodbath

thebirdbath.co.uk

@thebirdbath_


yolks and sugar in a large mixing

bowl and whisk until pale then

stir in the lemon zest. In a separate

bowl whisk the cream to soft peaks.

Then in another bowl whisk the egg

whites to stiff peaks. Carefully fold

with cream and egg whites into the

egg yolk mixture using a large metal

spoon.

Remove the tin from the freezer.

Spoon half of the semifreddo

mixture into the lined tin ripple in

half of the blitzed berry mixture

and scatter in some whole berries

then spoon over the lemon curd

mixture. Spoon over the remaining

semifreddo mixture and ripple

in the remaining berry mixture.

Reserve the remaining whole berries

for serving. Place the semifreddo in

the freezer uncovered for 4 hours,

then cover and freeze for at least

another 4 hours or over-night.

When you’re nearly ready to serve,

remove the semifreddo from the

freezer and place in the fridge for 20

minutes. In a food processor blitz the

shortbread and pistachios together to

make a crumb. Turn the semifreddo

out onto a serving plate or board and

scatter over crumb. Slice and serve

with the remaining fruit.

BLUEBERRY &

PEACH CAKE

An impressive-looking but easy

to make cake, topped with cream

cheese frosting and lots of fresh fruit

with the added floral flavours of a

little fresh rosemary! Duck eggs help

keep the sponge light and fluffy.

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 40-50 minutes

serves 6-8

INGREDIENTS

150g softened unsalted butter (plus

50g softened unsalted butter for

frosting and for greasing)

100g caster sugar

4 tablespoons thick peach puree or

blitzed tinned or fresh peeled peach

(or just use 50g extra caster sugar)

2 Clarence Court Braddock Whites

150g self-raising flour, sieved

Pinch salt

50g ground almonds

1 sprig of rosemary, finely chopped

plus extra sprigs for serving

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 tablespoons natural or peach

yoghurt

2 x 120g punnets blueberries

250g icing sugar sifted plus extra for

dusting

250g full-fat cream cheese

1 whole peach

METHOD

Pre-heat the oven to 160˚C/ 320˚F/

gas mark 3. Grease and line the base

and sides of a 20cm, deep round

cake tin.

Place the spread or butter in a large

mixing bowl and add the sugar.

Cream together well in a mixer or

with a wooden spoon until soft and

fluffy. Crack the eggs into a jug and

whisk with the peach puree. Stir in

a little at a time until incorporated.

Mix the flour, salt, ground almonds,

chopped rosemary and baking

powder in a mixing bowl then fold

into the butter and egg mix then stir

in the vanilla extract and yoghurt.

Scatter in half of one punnet of

blueberries into the prepared tin,

followed by half the sponge mixture.

Top with the remaining ½ punnet

blueberries and finish with the rest

of the cake mix.

Place the cake in the oven and bake

for 45-50 minutes until golden and

risen or if a skewer is poked in the

middle it comes out clean. Remove

the cake from the oven and place on

a cooling rack for about 40 minutes.

Carefully release the cake from the

tin and allow it rest on the cooling

rack until totally cool.

Place the icing sugar and 50g of

softened butter in a mixing bowl and

mix well until soft and fluffy. Mix in

the cream cheese until you have a

whipped, stable frosting. Transfer to

a small bowl and pop in the fridge to

chill whilst the cake cools.

When ready to assemble place

the sponge on a serving plate or

board. Destone and slice the whole

peach into thin slices. Spread the

frosting over the top, scatter over

the remaining blueberries and peach

slices. Sprinkle over a few rosemary

leaves and dust over a little icing

sugar. Serve with a cup of tea or a

fresh, crisp sparkling wine.

www.minervamagazines.co.uk | 23


27 - 29 AUGUST 2021

LIVE MUSIC

PAUL HANNAM STUNT SHOW

LIVER COTTAGE COMEDY CHEFS

ROAMING PERFORMERS

LAKESIDE FARM

SAVER TICKET - £15 PER ADULT

2 CHILDREN ADMITTED FREE WITH EACH ADVANCE ADULT TICKET

BOOK NOW | WWW.BATHANDWEST.COM/TICKETS

BW CountryFest Full Page - Mendip & Taunton Living.indd 1 02/07/2021 11:19:45


GARDENERS’

IT’S A

WORLD

ADAM FROST IS AN

AWARD-WINNING

BRITISH GARDEN

DESIGNER, TELEVISION

PRESENTER AND

MOTIVATIONAL

SPEAKER.

BEST KNOWN FOR

HIS SUCCESSES

AT RHS CHELSEA

FLOWER SHOW, HE IS

PASSIONATE ABOUT

INSPIRING ADULTS AND

CHILDREN ALIKE TO

CREATE THEIR OWN

GARDENS AND WATCH

HEDGEROWS SPRING

TO LIFE.

SALLY THOMSON

CAUGHT UP WITH HIM

TO DISCUSS ALL THINGS

GREEN...


WE WERE TALKING ABOUT GEOFF BARNWELL?

It was originally in North Devon Parks depart that I did

my apprenticeship and then I went to work for Geoff

when I was 21 years old and then spent an amazing

mind blowing, not that I think you realise it in your

early 20s working 6-7 years with Geoff until he passed

away in 96.

AN INSPIRATIONAL MAN I SHOULD IMAGINE?

Yes, looking back I don’t think you realised what he was

talking about, Peat free gardening, Organic gardening,

stop ripping up limestone pavements and destroying the

countryside all the things that were way before their time

really. We are now 30 years on and we’ve only just decided

to ban peat. I think in reality he set my gardening moral

compass.

His son has gone into the same line of work also?

He had 3 sons but Nick the middle son was left the garden

& nursery, so he’s got Barnwell plants and gardens.

TELL ME HOW THE GARDENER’S WORLD

EVENT WENT AT BEAULIEU?

I had a lovely weekend! I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was

a bit nervous. I had just had my 2nd injection It was the

first time I had done anything in a public arena for about

18 months! You realise that all the shows are now your

general catch up.

WITH THE PANDEMIC DID YOU FIND IT

STRANGE NOT BEING OUT & ABOUT WITH THE

GENERAL PUBLIC?

Definitely, We run a school as well so we had to close

that. I did some stuff on zoom like most people but that’s

a very strange experience. I’ve never spent so much time

at home or in the garden through the summer months

with my wife & kids which was a mixed blessing and gave

me time to stop which I don’t think I’ve done since I was

16.

I BET YOU MISSED THE VIBE OF BEING AT

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW?

I was due to go back and do a garden in 2020 so that went

but it looks we will be able to go back in September and

do some filming but I’m not building anything now.

HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT BUILDING A

GARDEN FOR CHELSEA?

It can be 12 months to 2 years planning but at one point I

was doing them back to back finishing one then moving

straight onto the next one. But it’s fascinating, it’s how I

built my career.

HOW DID YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR FIRST

CHELSEA GOLD?

If I’m honest, I think I was slightly oblivious to what they

actually meant. My dad was a landscaper and he built

early John Brooks gardens in the early 70s I recently

met Professor David Stevens Garden designer who also

worked for John Brooks. We were talking about Chelsea

and he said that my dad would have been a few gardens

along from where we were. David also taught me a lot

about design in that sense.

WHEN YOU START A DESIGN IS IT FROM

A THOUGHT OR ARE YOU PLANNING IT IN

ADVANCE?

It depends on whether its for a client. I think ultimately

gardens are about 4 things; People, Space, Plants and

Place. It’s normally one of those that I tap into first and

26 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


I THINK ULTIMATELY GARDENS

ARE ABOUT 4 THINGS; PEOPLE,

“SPACE, PLANTS AND PLACE.

it might be a bit of landscape it might be an individual

picture I’ve seen it might be the shape of something

whatever it is that gives me an insight into a person or

if it’s a show garden what particular design will drive it

that’s how I start and then create from there.

DO YOU THINK BEAULIEU WILL BE A REGULAR

EVENT NOW?

I think so, I walked in and thought what a glorious piece

of landscape and the moment I walked in the gate it had

a good feel. People really enjoyed themselves and as a

setting it had quite a lovely intimate feel to it, even the

stages had an open canopy, and everybody was sensible

and had plenty of space. The standard of the displays

was really good and Hilliers had gone there and built

a garden, so it was great that you had something there

of Hilliers quality. I think a positive out of the last 15

months is that people have slowed down have connected

or reconnected with what’s outside their back door or in

the area. I’ve seen a report saying we now have 3 million

new gardeners. Everybody you talk to in the industry

says that the hunger from last year is still there which

is great. I just hope in a way that stays. I think even the

people that knew gardening was good for you physically

and mentally, even for me I don’t think I realised how

important it was to my life.

I FIND IT VERY THERAPEUTIC AND GOOD FOR

THE SOUL

It’s interesting that we are seeing statistics people moving

out of cities and into the countryside and are wanting

bigger gardens it wasn’t that long-ago people were

downsizing and didn’t want a big outdoor space and this

time has now changed that.

www.minervamagazines.co.uk | 27


adjustments to the design. They then arrive at your

garden anytime between 7:30 and 9:30am on the day

and you must be away from your garden. Then you have

another 24 hours until you find out the result.

When did you realise that you had an aptitude for

presenting?

I don’t think I did really, I love what I do I think it just

happened. I was talking to a Robert Hillier at Chelsea

and he said can you remember the conversation we had

in 2015 where you said the BBC want me to do some

presenting as they think I’m half decent and he said are

you sure that’s what you want to do and you said I don’t

know but I’ll give it a go and here we are now.

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE AN RHS

AMBASSADOR? WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?

Yes, I’ve done that for quite a few years now. Basically,

I help them with stuff looking at helping youngsters to

engage more through events and I did a lot of work a

while back with Homebase creating apprenticeships so

that’s how it started. I also do a lot of community stuff

with RHS and I’m just about to start a new project

which I can’t say too much about which will be good.

I have travelled all over to schools, events for them. I

was brought up just outside London and wasn’t the best

behaved, I’m dyslexic and obviously I’ve done OK and I

think that’s why they wanted me to help.

WHAT WOULD YOU ADVISE OUR READERS TO

DO TO THEIR GARDENS BEFORE AUTUMN?

Don’t disengage with the garden, I think we get to

September the kids go back to school and people pack

up their gardens. I think our environment has changed

so much that you cant month to month garden anymore

you have to react to the month you are in September,

October and even going into November we can still have

some cracking days and only have our first frosts going

into December so I would say to anybody there is so

much glorious flower colour foliage colour stem colour

to be had and the light is different so the atmosphere

is different you can still wrap up and enjoy it just

don’t disengage. Don’t chase perfection just enjoy the

moments.

Adam Frost, along with other gardening celebrities,

will be appearing at the NEC in Birmingham from

Thursday August 26 to Sunday August 29.

For ticket information, please visit

www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com

YOU ARE AT THE NEC IN THE SUMMER WHAT

WILL THAT INVOLVE?

I normally go from stage to stage and talk all things

gardening and there’s different themes on different stages

from talking about Grow your Own, Unusual edibles, soil

& compost so all sorts really. What I love about that show

is you have the gardens and displays but it also interlinks

with food and because its at the NEC if we do have poor

weather people can get inside. Because it’s such a large

venue everything will feel alright.

DO YOU DO ANY JUDGING IN YOUR ROLE?

I’ve been asked, and I’ve done bits and pieces, but I don’t

really like to just turn up and judge other people’s work.

SO, AT CHELSEA FOR EXAMPLE ARE YOU

THERE WHEN THE JUDGES COME AROUND?

You have a 2 minute conversation the day before to

explain if anything has changed or there have been any

28 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


Showroom address: Timber Windows of Clifton, 29 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4JG

enquires@timberwindowsclifton.com | Tel: 0117 973 9700 | www.timberwindowsclifton.com


haus

HOME | LIFESTYLE

ARTISANAL SOFT FURNISHINGS FOR THE MODERN HOME

USE CODE

LIVE15

FOR YOUR

EXCLUSIVE

15% OFF ALL

ORDERS

Image courtesy of

cityfarmhouse.com

NEW COLLECTIONS OF MUDCLOTH AND KILIM PILLOWS AND

LEATHER POUFFES COMING SOON - AVAILABLE TO PRE ORDER NOW

FREE UK P&P ON ALL ORDERS

www.hauslife.co.uk


Image from Fireclay

Tiles x Jessica Davis

Tiles can really reflect your personality, so you

don’t need to go with trends, but they can

be inspiring. This season sees a lean toward

inviting, earthy tones and using floor tiles up to

half height on the walls. Geometric tiles are still

hugely popular, and lots of ranges are bringing

out ceramic versions of en-caustic tiles for

easier upkeep.

Fascination kitchen by

Mowlem & Co

MIXING

materials

1

4

TILE

style

2

3

1 Kyoto Green Wall Tiles, £1.36 per tile

(304x76mm), www.londontile.co.uk; 2 Kromatika

Green Tile, £39.95 per sqm,

www.tilemountain.co.uk; 3 Bella Craquele,

£35.99, www.tilemountain.co.uk; 4 Priory

Cross Encaustic Effect, £1.06

per tile, www.londontile.

co.uk

Image from @studiomcgee

1

Image from @houselust

MODERN

rustic

3

2

1

INTERIOR

refresh

Trends not to be missed...

1 Zuiver Dendron

Side Table, £89,

www.cuckooland.

com; 2 Cushions from Modern

Vintage Collection, www.hauslife.co.uk;

3 Leather Foostool, £1839.50, www.

darlingsofchelsea.co.uk;

4 1950s Brass and

Leather Magazine

Holder Model 4019 by

Carl Auböck, Austria,

£1290.24, www.

thekairoscollective.com

This trend combines

a focus on integrity

of items (think antiques)

alongside comfort. It’s a lived-in

look that envelops - large convivial

pieces of furniture, paired with lots of

texture. Hardwood floors are key to

this style, as is a strong architectural

framework to the room.

The colour palette for this look tends

to be very neutral, focusing on a mix

of taupes, whites, creams and beiges,

intermixed with framing black and

other earth tones, like terracotta and

wood. Finally, small pops of colour can

be added in soft furnishings.

4

Inventive mixes of different finishes

have been really evident in lots of

kitchens this year - choosing surfaces

which age with a nice patina can also

add to the depth of the space - think

about brass and wood, or concrete

with stainless steel. Natural textures

should really shine through.

3

4

2

1 Sione Pendant, £45,

www.cultfurniture.com;

2 Raegan Dining Table, £1176,

www.sweetpeaandwillow.com

3 Whole Birch Kitchen Door,

www.thelifeofply.co.uk;

4 Cement Taupe Concrete

Effect Tile, £18.95,

www.wallsandfloors.co.uk

Image from @amberinteriors

www.minervamagazines.co.uk | 31


Petersfield

Church Road South, Portishead, Bristol BS20 6PU

GREAT

NEWS!

No need to

isolate*

@shawhealthcare

shawhealthcare

Residential Care

Respite Care

We are open for admissions & respite

Shaw healthcare is welcoming new

residents to ensure that we are there for

those that require care and support.

*Admissions are now faster & safer. Testing applies.

Contact us today to book a virtual tour

or find out more about our services on:

Ledbury

Nursing

Home

0800 902 0092

www.shaw.co.uk/petersfield

The West Country welcomes you to its

newest, most exclusive development.

Located on the edge of the beautiful market town of Bridgwater,

17TH-18TH AUGUST 2019

9AM-4PM

Somerset and within easy reach of the picturesque Quantock Hills

and the vivid landscapes of Exmoor. Enjoy a relaxing round of golf

at some of the region’s challenging courses or a visit to Chilton

Lakes for fishing, a stroll along the beaches of nearby Burnham-on-

Sea or Minehead, all within easy reach of Chilton Park. Across of the

road will take you to the brand new leisure centre, featuring a gym,

exercise classes, 4 court sports hall, swimming pool and more!

Chilton Park, Chilton Trinity, Somerset TA6 3JW | www.chiltonpark.co.uk | 01278 426005 or 07858 404593

32 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


Our dementia specialists take a gentle yet

proactive approach to care, supporting each

resident to be as independent as possible. We

champion innovation through our partnership with

the Association for Dementia Studies at the

University of Worcester.

We’re here to help you and your family at every step

of the journey.

If you’re considering care for yourself or a loved

one, call Michael Kenny to arrange a tour or one-toone

chat on 01179 113597 or email

michael.kenny@careuk.com

Experts in award winning care.

Trusted by over 6,500 families.

Rated

9.7

out of 10 on

carehome.co.uk

Trymview Hall care home

Southmead Road, Bristol BS10 5DW

careuk.com/trymview-hall


THE BEST

EXERCISES

FOR OLDER

PEOPLE

WHATEVER YOUR AGE,

EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOU.

OLDER ADULTS SHOULD DO

SOME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

EVERY DAY, AND THE MORE

YOU DO THE BETTER!

The best news is that any type of activity is good for you.

The NHS advises that all adults aged 65 and over should

aim to be physically active every day, even if it’s just light

activity.

VIGOROUS ACTIVITIES

• jogging or running

• aerobics

• swimming fast

• riding fast or on hills

• singles tennis

• football

• energetic dancing

Try to do activities that improve strength, balance and

flexibility at least 2 days a week, whilst overall you should

aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity

activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity.

If you aren’t active already try to work up to this level

and overall try to reduce the amount of time you spend

sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not

moving with some activity.

Light activity is moving rather than sitting or lying down.

Moderate activity will raise your heart rate, and make

you breathe faster and feel warmer. Vigorous intensity

activity makes you breathe hard and fast.

“MODERATE ACTIVITY WILL RAISE

YOUR HEART RATE, AND MAKE

YOU BREATHE FASTER AND FEEL

WARMER.

STRENGTH EXERCISES

Strength-training done regularly helps to build muscle

strength and muscle mass and preserve bone density

(which otherwise decreases as we age), independence

and vitality. To get the benefits from strength exercises,

you should do them to the point where you need a short

rest before repeating the activity.

LIGHT ACTIVITIES

• making a cup of tea

• moving around your home

• slow walking

cleaning and dusting

• vacuuming

• making the bed

• standing up

MODERATE ACTIVITIES

• brisk walking

• water aerobics

• riding a bike

• dancing

• doubles tennis

• pushing a lawn mower/weeding

• hiking

There are many ways you can strengthen your muscles,

whether you’re at home or in a gym. If you’ve fallen or

are worried about falling, doing exercises to improve

your strength, balance and flexibility will help make you

stronger and feel more confident on your feet. Speak to

your GP if you have any concerns about exercising.

Examples of muscle-strengthening activities include:

yoga, pilates, tai chi, lifting weights, working with

resistance bands and doing body weight exercises such

as push-ups and sit-ups. Heavy gardening including

digging will also help strengthen your muscles.

You can find a number of fitness videos on the NHS

Fitness Studio website, as well as aerobics it offers yoga,

pilates, strength building and much more.

nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio

34 | www.minervamagazines.co.uk


RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR LOCAL PEOPLE PROVIDED BY LOCAL PEOPLE

Where genuine friendships develop in a welcoming home from home setting

RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR LOCAL PEOPLE PROVIDED BY LOCAL PEOPLE

Where genuine friendships develop in a welcoming home from home setting

RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR LOCAL PEOPLE PROVIDED BY LOCAL PEOPLE

Where genuine friendships develop in a welcoming home from home setting

Award winning, family run 4th generation small boutique care homes in your neighbourhood.

We know that nothing replaces your own home; we can offer the next best thing. A real home from home

atmosphere where staff and residents get to know each other well.

Excellent meals are cooked by our in-house chefs, activities are stimulating & fun.

Providing care for people in their 50’s, in their 100’s and all ages in between, specialising in personal care

and dementia care.

We have locations throughout Bristol for long term care, short breaks for family holidays &

carer Covid-19 breaks safe or practices recouperation with excellent stays after cleanliness illness: & infection control. Residents and staff have

vaccinations We have and locations safe family throughout visiting Bristol arrangements for long are term implemented care, short breaks so that for residents family holidays can continue & to see

carer Belvedere breaks or Lodge recouperation stays their after Patron loved illness: House ones regularly.

Hengrove Lodge

1 Belvedere Road,

Westbury Belvedere Park, Lodge

BS6 Westbury 7JG Park,

BS6 7JG

212 Stoke Lane,

Patron Westbury-on-Trym

House

Westbury-on-Trym

BS9 3AS

BS9 3AS

29 Petherton Road

Hengrove Lodge

Hengrove

BS14 9BX

BS14 9BX

Rosewood House

55 Rosewood Westbury House Road

Westbury-on-Trym

BS9 3AS

Crossley House

Crossley 109 High House Street

Winterbourne

BS36 1RF

Frenchay House

Frenchay Beckspool House Road

Frenchay Common

BS16 1NE

For further info please contact: 0117 956 8117

www.ablecare-homes.co.uk/contact

For further info please contact: 0117 956 8117

www.ablecare-homes.co.uk/contact

Looking for a career in care? Get in touch today!

Please contact our admissions team for more details:

Looking for a career in care? Get in touch today!

josh@ablecare-homes.co.uk

Please contact our admissions team for more details:

lynne@ablecare-homes.co.uk

josh@ablecare-homes.co.uk

0117 956 8117 www.ablecare-homes.co.uk

lynne@ablecare-homes.co.uk

0117 956 8117 www.ablecare-homes.co.uk

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines