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from the EDITOR
A Culinary Journey through
dishes for afternoon tea
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 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.
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Sandringham Game & Country Fair
Saturday & Sunday September 11th – 12th 10am – 6pm
It is rather like the buses, we wait over 20 months for one of our events at
Sandringham, now we have two in five weeks.
We are returning with the second event – The Game & Country Fair, one of
Norfolk’s premier events. We’ve also been raiding the archives, after a lengthy
break of 7 or 8 years the Jousting is back in the main arena along with the
Stannage International Stunt Team to highlight your visit to the event.
All the entertainment and the hustle
and bustle returns with them, as usual
Lots to See!
Lots to Do!
Lots to Buy!
Lots to See! All day arena
entertainment featuring some of
the Countryside’s top attractions and
organisations. Browse and wander
around all the trade stands, Craft Village
and Demonstration areas. Chefs on
Stage in ‘Food Glorious Food’, these
are just a few of the attractions.
Lots to Do! There’s a range of Country
Sports and Pursuits to Have a go at. Clay
shooting, Airguns, Archery & Paintball in
the Shooting Village. Fishing & Falconry,
lots of Dog events and competitions
including the Fun dog show, so don’t
leave them at home.
Lots to Buy! For those who love to
shop, there’s lots of retail outlets around
the show arenas, inside the Craft Village,
in the Food Halls and at the Chainsaw
Finally, after all the excitement, some
form of refreshment may be called
for, we’ve got that covered too. There
is plenty of good food & drink in the
shows’ main food courts, so relax and
We look forward to welcoming you to
the Sandringham Game & Country Fair
on Saturday & Sunday September 11th
& 12th, show open 10am – 6pm.
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Please check our website for covid
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The ‘traffic light’ system has left some of us
scratching our heads. Where can we actually go?
What implications do the colours have?
Kathryn Cook, Travel Counsellor explains more...
Countries are categorised as either green, amber or red. This
determines what safety measures are needed to travel to
those places or - more crucially - when returning home. Safety
measures may include Covid testing and self-isolation.
The traffic light system is issued by the UK government outlines
the UK ENTRY requirements. It excludes any country-specific
requirements that travellers need to adhere to prior to departure
FROM the UK. I can advise you of the entry requirements of your
Tips for anyone booking a holiday abroad at the moment
1. Don’t be scared! Book with a real-life trusted travel adviser
who will look after you and your money, guiding you through
all the relevant requirements from booking to arriving safely
home. Ask me about our dedicated duty office team looking
after you 24/7. If things change whilst you’re away, we look
after you, offering expert advice and making all the necessary
2. I can assist with all the documents required prior to travel
and guide you through your destination’s – and the UK’s -
3. Think ahead. Travel for 2022 is already booking up. Ask about
flexible options for your peace of mind.
4. Never leave home without adequate travel insurance –
essential for all travel but Covid inclusions are a must.
We’re all feeling a little tentative to book things given the
shifting sands of restrictions – are holidays booked through
Yes. You and your money are protected through our ATOL license
and Travel Counsellors trust fund. This is important as some of
us may be feeling a little tentative about booking holidays. Please
be reassured that you can book flexible packages which can be
amended to new dates and even a new destination. Conditions
apply but will be explained to you at time of booking.
Has Brexit had an impact on our travel to Europe?
Yes, a few things have changed:
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• Your passports need to have a minimum of 6 months expiry
AND must be less than 10 years old.
• For driving you may need an international driving license
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• Roaming charges may apply on your mobile phone.
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Marriage and the
making a Will
Kim Neal, Solicitor,
Private Client Department
As lockdown restrictions are eased and life returns to normal,
many people whose weddings were delayed by the pandemic are
once again planning for their big day. Drawing up guest lists,
finding a venue and deciding on a theme are a part of most people’s
preparations, but not everyone thinks about making a Will.
If you already have a Will, this is
automatically invalidated as soon as you
marry. If you do not make another Will
before your death, you will be considered
to have died intestate (without a Will) and
your estate will be divided according to
strict Intestacy rules.
Under the Rules of Intestacy, your spouse
will inherit the first £270,000 of your estate.
The remainder is then divided between
your spouse and your children, with your
spouse inheriting half of this and the other
half being split equally between your
children. Therefore, if your estate is worth
£500,000, your spouse will inherit £385,000
and your children will share £115,000.
Stepchildren and foster children are not
included under the Intestacy rules, and the
only way to ensure they will be provided
for according to your wishes, is by making
It is possible to make a Will ‘in
contemplation of marriage’ which will not
be revoked after the wedding takes place.
A Will in contemplation is usually made
before a wedding and cannot be made
if you do not know who you are going to
marry, as your intended spouse needs to
be named in the Will.
The alternative to making a Will in
contemplation is to make a Will after the
wedding. This is not an ideal option for
people who always like to have a Will, as
there will be some time after the marriage
and before the Will is finalised, where
you will be unprotected. As weddings
do not normally happen at short notice,
it is sensible to include making a Will in
contemplation of marriage as part of your
If you are not getting married for the first
time, be aware that remarriage still affects
your Will in the same way. After the wedding,
your previous Will is invalid, and your new
spouse will become your main beneficiary.
If you have children by a previous marriage
and you want to ensure they are provided
for beyond the Intestacy provisions, a Will is
the best way to guarantee this.
This information is specific to the laws of
England and Wales. If you have a foreign
Will that covers assets in another country,
we strongly recommend speaking to
a lawyer from that country as the laws
relating to Wills and Estates can vary
significantly between countries.
It is not the most exciting part of planning
a wedding, but it is nevertheless very
important to understand how marriage will
affect your current Will, and what the Rules
of Intestacy will mean for you if you die
without a valid Will. If you are newlyweds
who have not yet made a Will or you are
still planning your big day, speak to the
Wills and Estates team at Fraser Dawbarns,
we will be happy to help you prepare for
your future together.
This article aims to supply general
information, but it is not intended to
constitute advice. Every effort is made
to ensure that the law referred to is
correct at the date of publication and to
avoid any statement which may mislead.
However, no duty of care is assumed to
any person and no liability is accepted for
any omission or inaccuracy. Always seek
advice specific to your own circumstances.
Fraser Dawbarns LLP are always happy to
provide such advice.
Please contact Fraser Dawbarns on
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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
Encouraging young children to embrace
physically active play is extremely beneficial
and necessary for their development. It
helps them to learn about the ever-changing
environment and gives them the opportunity
to use their whole body and develop their
gross motor skills. It can meet their multisensory
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
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
Katie Paynter, head of pre-prep and EYFS at
Lochinver House School and IAPS pre-prep
and EY adviser
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Day and Boarding
The Kennel Club advises us on how take care of your
friends during this time of year
Warm summer and autumn months are
great for spending time out with your
four-legged friend, catching up on the
adventures we all missed during the
pandemic, exploring new ‘walkies’ routes
or enjoying ‘staycations’ and trips.
These newly found freedoms and
socialisation opportunities can be very
exciting for dogs, and it is important that
owners know how to make sure their canine
companion is safe and comfortable wherever
The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest
organisation dedicated to dog health, welfare
and training, has rounded up top tips on how
to make sure you and your dog are enjoying
the end of the summer safely:
Seaside adventures and BBQs
If you are planning to enjoy the last weeks
of the English summer by the seaside or
throwing a garden party, keep an eye on your
four-legged friend too.
Many dogs enjoy water and swimming in the
sea, rivers or ponds, especially on a warm
day. To make sure your dog is enjoying the
water safely, always start off in a shallow
water to help them adjust before testing
deeper water. Never let your dog swim in a
rough sea, ensure they don’t swim too far
out, and make sure they come back if you
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When taking your dog swimming, be aware
of blue-green algae, which can be found in
water bodies and is toxic for dogs. Algae is
especially common after heat waves and
can cause a range of serious reactions. If
your dog becomes unwell, contact your vet
Whether you are planning your own
celebration or walking around popular BBQ
spots on the beach, make sure to look out
for any leftovers and watch your dog closely.
Skewers, cooked bones and even corn on
the cob can be dangerous for dogs.
Travel and staycations
If you are planning to enjoy a well-deserved
holiday soon, it’s important you also keep
your canine travel companion safe and
Whether you are off on a day trip or a
longer staycation, make sure to check the
dog-friendly status of all sights and places
you intend to visit and stay at to avoid
disappointment. The dog-friendly status of
some places might have changed during
lockdown or have seasonal restrictions in
place too. Whilst visiting attractions or pubs
and restaurants, keep an eye on your dog
to make sure they aren’t overwhelmed and
if it’s sunny or warm, make sure they have a
shady area to rest in. Wherever you go, be
sure to bring water for your dog.
It is also important to keep your dog safe
on the road - making sure they have a
comfortable and cool spot in the car and
taking regular breaks so they can go to the
toilet or have a drink. Most importantly, never
leave your dog alone in a car, even for a short
while and especially during warmer days
Wildlife and countryside walks.
If you are planning a long dog walk in the
countryside, make sure you’re aware of local
dog walking rules, many of which change
during the year, so you and your dog can
enjoy time in nature responsibly.
Whilst out with your four-legged friend, follow
pathways and pay attention to signage about
dogs being on leads or not allowed. Make
sure you prevent your dog from approaching
and chasing any wildlife or livestock and use
a lead if necessary or required by signage.
The Kennel Club’s Paw by Paw Guide is
a useful hub with information and advice
including seasonal dog walking and
travelling tips, helping owners and their
four-legged friends enjoy the summer whilst
staying healthy, happy and safe. For more
information visit: thekennelclub.org.uk/
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Man of the sea
Image courtesy Steve Haywood
Sally Thomson was delighted to catch
up with chef and entrepreneur - Mitch
Tonks who she has known for over 25
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
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
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you and come out the other
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
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
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
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.
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
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!
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 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
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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
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
Pre-heat the oven to 200˚C/400˚F/ gas mark
6. Line two baking trays with greaseproof
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.
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!
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PREP TIME: 45 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES
12 Clarence Court quail eggs
250g good quality British sausages,
removed from skins
1 egg beaten
100g panko breadcrumbs
100g plain flour
Vegetable oil for frying
2x egg yolks
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, plus extra for
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
250ml olive oil (or rapeseed)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Handful of fresh tarragon, chopped
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!
An impressive-looking but easy to make
cake. Duck eggs keep the sponge light
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40-50 MINUTES
150g baking spread or 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
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, plus extra for dusting
250g full-fat cream cheese
1 whole peach
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.
Cream the butter and sugar together 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.
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.
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Adam Frost is an
television presenter and
Sally Thomson caught up
with him to discuss all
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
You have a 2 minute conversation the day
before to explain if anything has changed
or there have been any 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.
WHAT WOULD YOU ADVISE OUR
READERS TO DO TO THEIR GARDENS
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
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Tiles can really reflect your personality, so you
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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
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out ceramic versions of en-caustic tiles for
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Getting your financial
ducks in a row for a happy
Retirement planning is a multi-faceted
process which evolves over time - to
have a comfortable and secure future,
you have to have the means to fund
it. Fewer people have access to the
guaranteed income that comes with a
final salary pension, and with longer to
wait until eligibility for the state pension,
it’s pertinent to start planning as early as
possible for the retirement you want. The
better prepared you are now, the better
your retirement will be.
There are many strands to retirement
planning, and much of it depends on
your stage of life. It’s important to seek
advice from a registered financial planner
who can help you make the most of your
There are some handy way points to help
you get a grasp on where you are and
what you will need - here’s a checklist of
things to consider:
Understand what your retirement
income is likely to be:
You will be adding to your pension fund
during your working life, but it’s important
you get a handle on your various pension
pots to forecast the actual figure you will
have access to.
Check your state pension:
The rising state pension age can have a
real knock-on effect to your retirement
planning - a state pension forecast will
help you to gauge how much you’re on
course to get from the government.
Get an understanding of your
Having an idea of your expenditure will
help you plan longer-term. Your living
costs are likely to be a lot lower than
in other phases of life - you might be
mortgage-free and you don’t have the
same costs for commuting, recreation or
childcare for example.
You may wish to improve your home
or go on some amazing trips, so it’s
important you know you have the
financial reserves to do this.
When should you start drawing a
You don’t have to stop working to draw
down your pension - as long as you
are over the age of 55 - but be aware,
the sooner you start dipping into it, the
sooner the pot will deplete.
How much will retirement cost?
This is the golden question, and really
depends on the level of comfort or luxury
you are looking for in your autumn years.
A recent Which? study found that the
average retired household (those living
alone or as couples) spent an around
£2,170 per month - this is covering all
the basic areas of expenditure and some
luxuries like European holidays. Those
looking for a more luxurious lifestyle
including longer-haul trips and new cars
every five years would need to allow
for approximately £3,400 per month, or
£41,000 per year.
Once you have a framework for the
amount you’ll need, and what you are
on track for saving, you also need to
consider how you will access your
pension pots - these might be state
pension, a final salary pension and a
money purchase/defined contribution
With your defined contribution pot,
such as the one you might get in the
government employee scheme, you can
draw the entire pension pot in one go,
but this will mean it’s entirely down to
you to make the money last and you’ll
invariably pay a substantial tax bill. Most
people with these pensions will opt for
income drawdown or an annuity, or a
combination of both when it comes
taking money out of their pension.
With careful planning and accurate
forecasting, your retirement can be
something to really look forward to, but
it is essential to make an assessment of
your position as early as possible and
use the advice of experts to make your
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Care, Safety & Companionship
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for by our professional and compassionate
team. You can rest assured that your loved
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Our new residents are having a wonderful
time, exploring the state of the art
facilities, settling into their new home
whilst enjoying the variety of activities
and dining that we offer.
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Not only will our team members form strong relationships with
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from cooking classes to singing sessions, days out and
gardening – friendships are formed and new memories made.
Our social spaces are also abuzz with game-playing, chatting
and cake-eating – both with family members visiting and those
residing with us.
Of course, we understand the importance of ‘me time’ as well,
which is why there’s always the option for residents to opt for
some peace and quiet – either in our tranquil gardens, in their
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You know your loved one best and we recognise that selecting
the right care home for them is an emotional decision. Will
they be safe? Will they be stimulated? Will they be happy? If
our multiple awards and current residents’ smiles are anything
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unique, with their own needs, interests and personality, which
is why we ensure we get to know them properly – by spending
time with both them and their family. We ask questions and,
more importantly, we listen to the answers, so that we are able
to fulfil each person’s medical, physical, emotional and social
requirements. We want each resident to feel comfortable in their
new home, without having to give up the things they enjoy. As
such, your mum can still enjoy her weekly trip to the hairdresser
in our on-site salon and your dad can still have his Friday-night
pint at our bar.
When it comes to the health and wellbeing of our residents, the
company of like-minded companions cannot be underestimated.
Our relationship- centred care encourages friendships both inside
the care home and in the wider community, which can both open
up new opportunities and allow residents to continue with a
much-loved hobby or pastime.
We can’t wait to meet – and get to know – your loved one. After
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