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It’s certainly the challenge of publishing that you
always have your head in the wrong season - each year,
Christmas begins for us in July, which is about the same
time as I start to ask my friends and family what they’d
like as a present or if they’re free for a meal in December
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The news has been all doom and gloom of late, but I
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We are looking forward to seeing you again in February -
we are doing away with the New Year, New You nonsense
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then, take care, have a very Merry Christmas and a
peaceful New Year.
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THE COCKTAIL CLUB GROUP, FORMALLY
KNOWN AS LONDON COCKTAIL CLUB,
OPENS ITS BIGGEST BAR YET ON CORN
Launched in November, club holds 300 party goers,
offering some of the world’s greatest cocktails and a
venue where people can let loose until 2am.
Following the success of the already popular London
Cocktail Club on The Triangle, The Cocktail Club:
Bristol has taken over Gilbert House with an impressive
2 floor venue. It has several bars, lounge areas and a
JJ Goodman, Founder and Owner of The Cocktail Club
bar group says “At The Cocktail Club, we’re all about a
bloody good time. Our bars party like the best of them
and mix the world’s greatest drinks to perfection.
With our Clifton branch already hugely popular,
we can’t wait for the party to get even wilder on
Corn Street. Expect bigger, better and more of the
mischievous fun that
everyone knows and loves
from The Cocktail Club
The Cocktail Club is currently operating across nine
London venues and one Bristol venue, all characterised
by their vibrant ‘party-style’ environment, sophisticated
cocktails, and first-class service. The group is expanding
with investment from Night Cap, giving Corn Street
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Experience C hristmas
I N K E Y N S H A M
ON FRIDAY 26TH NOVEMBER, KEYNSHAM
WILL BE WELCOMING EVERYONE TO THE
TOWN CENTRE WITH A CHRISTMAS MARKET
AND LATE-NIGHT SHOPPING EVENT...
Keynsham’s Winter Festival will take place in a different
format due to improvements works to the public spaces
on the High Street. This year, Keynsham Town Council
will be celebrating their Christmas light switch-on
with a festive outdoor market on Market Walk and a
community exhibition in The Space.
From 6-9pm, browse a range of high-quality, handmade
gifts and edible treats from The Wicked Chilli, OKO
Marketplace, Salvaged and Sewn, and many more. A
number of local retailers will stay open all evening,
with many of the High Street shops offering dazzling
Wood fired pizza, hot chestnuts and mulled wine
will be available, and don’t forget to enjoy the best of
Keynsham’s bars and restaurants while you’re there.
There will be pop-up entertainment, including
performances by local brass bands, and a special visit
from Father Christmas and his elves. Prizes will be
available for visitors with the best Christmas jumper,
We are an independently owned store
We love local and artisan foods and aim to offer
something to everyone, whatever your dietary
requirements. We sell natural supplements and offer
holistic treatments to complete your well-being journey.
“IT’S SO CONVENIENT TO COME TO KEYNSHAM AND
PARK FOR 40P AND SHOP IN MY FAVOURITE SHOP!
BEATS THE BUSY CITY CENTRE OF BRISTOL!
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Mon: 1.30 - 6pm | Tues - Fri: 9.30-6pm | Sat 9 - 5.30pm
There’s plenty more taking place in Keynsham
throughout December. The Christmas Tree Festival
returns to St John’s Church from 3rd-5th December,
and if you’re venturing beyond the Town Centre, you
might consider visiting the light trail and enchanted
village at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park from
To help people shop locally throughout December,
free car parking will also be available in the town every
In early 2022, Keynsham will celebrate the completion
of the Core High Street Public Realm Improvement
works and move towards the next phases on
Keynsham’s High Street Heritage Action Zone
Programme. This includes a connected Local Cultural
Programme, which will launch at the end of February
with new markets and community events. More
information can be found online at HiKeynsham.co.uk
JOURNEY STARTS HERE
DID YOU EVEN KNOW THERE’S A REFILL STORE
IN KEYNSHAM? DOESN’T IT MAKE SENSE TO GO
COMPLETELY GREEN AND JUST WALK DOWN THE
HIGH STREET AND SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES?
IT MAY SURPRISE YOU JUST HOW MUCH ECO
SHOPPING YOU CAN ACHIEVE LOCALLY...
Conscience Foods & Lifestyle, Established in 2018 and
owned by Helen, offers specialist organic foods, supports
local suppliers and has 2 holistic treatment rooms to
complete your wellbeing journey.
Our new customers are looking for help on how exactly
they can contribute to reducing single use plastic and
helping the planet. You can currently refill over 100 foods,
coffees, loose-leaf teas, body & household items. Create
your own organic & seasonal veg box in store. No plastic
punnets here! You can even refill your deodorant and
Reducing single use is easier than you think. Just bring
along your washed containers and bottles and we can
do the rest. For further information please call us on
No gest is too small.
Open 6 days a week. Winter hours may vary.
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PERFECT FIT IN KEYNSHAM IS
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS
The business was started by Lynn Young and is known far
and wide for its large array of lingerie and its professional
and expert fitting service.
Debbie French who managed the business for Lynn took
over when Lynn retired in 2016.
Perfect fit carries around 10 leading brands, sizes range
from AAA to K. As well as general lingerie, Perfect Fit
specialises in Bridal, maternity, sports, medical, and the
elderly. Not to mention stocking a large range of nightwear
and bra sized swimwear all year round.
EXPERTLY MEASURING & FITTING
LINGERIE FOR ALL OCCASIONS
ALL AGES & SIZES
Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a new set of
lingerie this Christmas and visit Perfect Fit!
0117 986 0950
50 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1EH
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THIS NEW YEAR?
GOING GREEN IS ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN
JUST SWAPPING YOUR PLASTIC TOOTHBRUSH
FOR A LOVELY BAMBOO ONE (ALTHOUGH THAT IS
A GREAT PLACE TO START)...
There are so many eco friendly products out there, it
can feel a tad overwhelming.
That’s why, at The Plastic Free Shop – an online retailer
based locally in Bristol – we take a very selective
approach to the plastic free products that we stock. We
know just how hard it can be to make changes, so we
test every potential product for you to ensure that it is
truly a good swap before adding it to our list.
A great example of this is our popular paper tape. You
might not have considered the fact that regular sticky
tape is made of plastic. Yes, that’s right. It’s made of
plastic and can’t get recycled after being used which
makes it a bit of a baddie when it comes to going green.
Here at The Plastic Free Shop, we sell a beautifully
simple repositionable paper tape which comes in three
different widths, making it perfect for all your gifts,
parcels and even home crafting needs. We use it on
parcels that we post across the country, and initially
only started selling it after customers commented
on how much they loved receiving our plastic free
Of course, we don’t just sell paper tape. We also stock
a lovely range of good quality, effective plastic free
alternatives to everyday items that are people and
planet friendly; from shampoo bars, toothpaste tablets
and reusable coffee cups to wildflower seed balls, linen
beach towels, natural cleaning products and many more
items which will help you in your efforts to go greener.
We believe in the power of upholding green values in
everything we do, which is why we work with small,
local and ethical businesses and we take great pride
in our customer service – after all, sustainability is so
much more than simply buying the latest eco ‘must
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Our pets our so important to us, how is Leucillin used
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Leucillin has a great reputation for safety and efficacy,
supported by pet healthcare, veterinary and grooming
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Furthermore it can be safely applied in any topical
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whether broken, red, sore, inflamed, cuts, stings, bites
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It seems to be a very gentle solution to a number of
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CHOOSING A NEW
THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE OFFERS SOME
SUGGESTIONS TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION
WHEN MAKING THE CHANGE...
Whether you want to change from a single sex school to
co-ed or from day to boarding, private to state, A levels
to IB - or vice versa there are plenty of reasons to move
schools post - GCSEs.
WHEN TO START LOOKING
We’d advise getting the ball rolling towards the end
of their year 10 in time for sixth form open days and
applications which generally take place the following
autumn. Discussions about post-GCSE options will
already be taking place at your child’s current school by
then and looking at other sixth forms will widen your
options. Maybe the broader based curriculum of the
IB would suit them better than specialising at A level?
Maybe they want to pursue a more practical, less exam
based, route? Or perhaps your child simply feels ready
for a fresh start and new faces.
CHOOSING A NEW SIXTH FORM
The decision needs to be a joint effort between parents
and children, based as much on personal preference as
objective research. Your child may have formed opinions
about other schools via friends and social media but
however popular a particular sixth form may be, it’s no
good if it doesn’t offer the subjects they want to study.
Guide your child to consider the areas of study they
genuinely enjoy or find interesting. Also bear in mind
that the demands of some A levels, such as maths, are
a big jump from GCSE and most schools will set higher
GCSE grade requirements for these.
It may seem too early when your child hasn’t even
finished their GCSE courses to start talking about
university subjects and destinations, but if they are going
to change school for sixth form it’s important to at least
start thinking about the ultimate goal. For instance, if
Oxbridge or medical school is the aim then A level
choices need to be made accordingly and a potential
school’s record of Oxbridge and medical school places
taken into account.
DAY TO BOARDING
A move to boarding school for sixth is often said to
be a good preparation for university. But manage your
expectations – in our experience most sixth form
boarding accommodation is more luxurious than the
average university hall of residence! Most boarding
schools have separate provision for sixth formers
where they can live more independently and with fewer
restrictions than younger pupils. If you are looking at
full, as opposed to weekly, boarding then find out how
many sixth formers are in school at weekends and what
activities are on offer. While it’s usually possible, with
permission, for boarding sixth formers to attend day
pupils’ parties for instance, it’s unlikely that any school
will allow the same freedom to socialise (particularly
with regard to sexual relationships) as day school pupils.
Discuss school rules and regulations frankly with your
child - if they (or you) are horrified then maybe boarding
isn’t the right choice.
INDEPENDENT TO STATE
A move from independent to state school is often
determined by family finances, but we wonder whether
it could also now be a strategic decision. State school
sixth forms or sixth form colleges often have exam
results that are comparable to independent schools and
they may also offer a wider range of post-GCSE choices.
And as the UK’s top universities strive to rebalance their
admissions procedures to correct what was (rightly)
criticised as an independent school bias, will this prompt
more independent school parents to send their children
to take A levels at state sixth forms? Time will tell.
STATE TO INDEPENDENT
If you think your child would benefit from taking A
levels at an independent school but are worried about
affording the fees, it could be worth checking whether
you can apply for a bursary. Some schools offer bursaries
specifically for pupils joining the sixth form from the
local state sector.
These differ considerably but five or six GCSEs including
English and maths at grade 6 or above, with grade 7 or
higher in subjects to be studied at A level (can be 8 or
9 for maths/further maths), is the minimum for most
selective schools. Many schools set the sixth form entry
bar much higher and in addition to a full set of GCSEs
at grades 9-7, also expect candidates to sit papers in
their prospective A level subjects. Schools will usually
interview prospective sixth formers too.
The Good Schools Guide is the UK’s number one school
guide, helping parents in every aspect of choosing
the best education for their children using their unbiased
and impartial school reviews, alongside a host of articles
advising on all aspects of school life. Find out more at
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BY INSTILLING A LOVE FOR THE NATURAL WORLD,
ENCOURAGING CHILDREN TO PUSH THEIR
BOUNDARIES AND LEARN NEW SKILLS, PUPILS AT
CLIFTON HIGH THRIVE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE
Following the successful launch of the Adventure
Programme earlier this year, pupils at Clifton enjoy
the benefits of their bespoke outdoor education
programme, which is intertwined with their weekly
The School has teamed up with Mendip Outdoor
Pursuits, Belmont Estate, Oxfordshire Outdoors and
Farm Link to facilitate the programme. Beginning in
the Summer Term 2021, the programme commenced
with weekly lessons and short courses for the Infant and
Junior School and day visits for all Senior years.
The aim of the Adventure programme is to enable
skill development, rather than one-off introductory
sessions – Clifton High’s aim was to make up for the
time children spent indoors over lockdown and to grow
in them an appreciation for the living world. Visits to
the Mendip Centre will include offsite forest school,
climbing, kayaking, archery, target sports, rock skills,
hiking, tobogganing and skiing. Clifton High teaching
staff also lead outdoor curriculum enrichment such as
nature studies, art and creative writing. Farm education
at Belmont Estate is provided for children in Reception-
Year 4 to learn about nature, sustainability, nonaggressive
farming, conservation, rewilding, foraging
and the environment.
The Senior School provision includes weekly extracurricular
clubs; curricular field trips including English
Creative Writing lessons in the Mendip Hills, Biology
lessons on the Southwest coastline; end of year bonding
trips and opportunities for coaching on individual
If you would like to find out more about Clifton High
School’s Adventure programme, or a chance to see the
School, you can contact the Admissions Team who
would be delighted to answer your queries.
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HEALTH & WELLBEING
THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HIGHLIGHTED
A SHORTAGE OF HEALTHCARE EDUCATION IN
EVERY WORKPLACE AND BUSINESS SECTOR,
PROMPTING THE BOARDING SCHOOLS’
ASSOCIATION TO SET UP A NEW ORGANISATION,
THE HEALTH IN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
(HIEDA), TO SUPPORT IT...
Jane Graham, Health and Well-being Director for BSA
and Director, Hieda, explains why mental health in
particular is going to be a top priority.
If there was just one piece of learning that we could take
from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during the
past 18 months, it has taught us the importance of good
mental health and well-being support.
At BSA, there was one piece of recurring feedback we
continued to hear. It was the same message we were
getting from our boarding members, and from nonboarding
health and well-being professionals: there
simply wasn’t enough support and guidance available
on healthcare education across all different workplaces
In response, we decided to launch Hieda. Hieda has
been established to provide training and support to
members on all health and well-being matters and
we are dedicated to the health promotion of all age
groups. We aim to work with and for members, sharing
knowledge and best practice, and also championing
excellence in health and well-being provision in the
And mental health will certainly be one of our key areas
of focus. Recent research from the NHS indicates young
people especially have been uniquely impacted by the
pandemic. Four years ago, it was estimated one in nine
may have a mental health problem - worryingly, it’s now
thought to be one in six. Figures also show the number
of mental health support teams in schools and colleges
is expected to grow from 59 to 400 by April 2023.
One of the key things to remember with Hieda is
that we’re focusing on health and well-being in all
workplaces, not just boarding schools. No matter what
your job is, or what business area you work, every single
one has its needs. And the focus isn’t solely on the UK
either. BSA Group already operates internationally,
supporting more than 1,000 organisations in 39
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LIFE IN THE
KNOWN TO MILLIONS AS THE YORKSHIRE
SHEPHERDESS, AMANDA OWEN IS THE
AUTHOR OF FIVE BEST-SELLING BOOKS
ABOUT HER LIFE ON RAVENSEAT ,ONE OF
THE MOST REMOTE FARMS IN THE COUNTRY,
WHERE SHE LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND
CLIVE AND NINE CHILDREN. SHE CURRENTLY
STARS IN CHANNEL 5’S POPULAR TV SHOW
OUR YORKSHIRE FARM AND HER LATEST
BOOK IS CELEBRATING THE SEASONS
INCLUDES STORIES, RECIPES AND PHOTOS
FROM THE FARM AND IS OUT NOW...
I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAD HAD NO
PREVIOUS LINKS TO FARMING, MAY I ASK
HOW YOU BECAME SO INVOLVED IN THIS LINE
I grew up in Huddersfield and no one in my family is
from a farming background. I loved the James Herriot
books when I was a child, and watched the TV series.
Because of James Herriot I loved the idea of being a
vet, probably like most other children of that era, but
was told at school that I was not academic enough to
make the grades. One day in the school library picked
up a book called Hill Shepherd. It was a photographic
documentary of hill farming in Yorkshire and Cumbria.
Reading that book was an epiphany for me, the pictures
of the hill shepherds on the moors with the sheep made
me realise it was where I wanted to be. It ticked the box
of wanting to work with animals in the countryside and
importantly it also ticked the rebellion box as it was so
the opposite of my townie life up until then. Years later
after I had married my husband Clive, we realised that
there was actually a photograph of him in Hill Shepherd!
So it’s a very important book to me.
HOW DID YOU LEARN YOUR CRAFTS? ONE
OF THE MANY THINGS I LEARNT FROM YOUR
BOOK WAS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO GET THE
GRASS IN - IN GOOD TIME.
I started out as a farm hand, and then moved on to
being a contract shepherd, working on different farms
all over the country. But really, I learnt everything as
I went along. Most of my crafts came through natural
progression, learning to ride a horse by riding it, learning
to clip a sheep by clipping my first one, learning to work
a dog, by taking the dog out with me for the first time.
You can only learn what to do by doing it, you have to
get practical on the ground experience. Nothing comes
close to learning how to be a shepherd, other than
actually doing the work of a shepherd and it’s not just
“WE’RE WORKING FARM AND
THAT MEANS THAT EVERYONE
MUCKS IN - NO MATTER WHAT
about learning about sheep, it’s about learning about the
land. With the grass it starts with the sheep. You’ve got
to have your sheep in good order - we grow hardy stock
through the winter, so it’s absolutely vital that you grow
your crop well, so they have food to eat throughout the
HOW DO YOU SPREAD YOURSELF BETWEEN
9 CHILDREN - IT MUST QUITE A NOISY
HOUSEHOLD AT TIMES?
It is a noisy household. But we’re very privileged to live
where we do which means that there’s plenty of room
for everybody to get some space outside. I enjoy the
busyness and noise of family life in the house. But I can
get away from it by walking out my front door. Plenty
of people can’t as they leave their front door and if they
live in a city, it’s still loud and busy when they get out.
We’re lucky here to have the wide open spaces and the
kids spend a lot of time outdoors. We’re working farm
and that means that everyone mucks in - no matter what
the age, it could be collecting hen’s eggs, feeding the
horses, or helping find uniforms for everyone, also
cooking. Real dough is just as good as playdough and
the kids love learning to cook. The only time when we all
come together is tea time at the farm, when we all come
together to eat, it’s my favourite time of day, when I get to
hear what everyone’s been up to on the farm and school.
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YOUR CHILDREN MUST HAVE A WONDERFUL
TIME AND APPEAR TO HAVE NO FEARS WITH
ANY OF THE ANIMALS. DO THEY EACH HAVE A
I suppose they do. Quite a lot of the girls loves the horses.
Violet loves the cows, she was excited recently that our
pet cow, Ciara has now come in from the fields. Violet
hand reared Ciara from a calf, so she thinks she belongs
inside the house and doesn’t like the other cows. Miles
is very taken with the hens and his flock of 30 sheep.
Through the winter and up to lambing time Miles looks
after his flock of sheep after school. Sidney has his own
dog, Nell a sheep dog and she runs for him, so that’s
quite a big thing for a young lad to be able to work his
own sheep dog. It’s a level up from being a pet. The
terriers are wonderful they are real characters, they are
source of frustration as they will have fights with each
other, or they wander off from the farm to the local pub
quite a few miles away! The terriers, are Chalky and
Sprout, sadly we lost Pippin at the beginning of lock
down. Tony the pony (pictured above right) is loved by
Annas, Clemmie and Nancy, they look after him, feed
him, brush him and ride him. They also love the bigger
horses Josie and Princess. Princess is very good with the
kids and often two of them ride her around the fields.
They also like to take the horses down to the river and
give them a bath and wash and comb their tails.
WILL ANY OF THEM FOLLOW IN YOUR
Yeah, I think so, at the moment Miles and Sidney are
very keen on farming and Edith is a good shepherdess.
That said I never place any expectation on any of them
to follow me into being a farmer and a shepherd. You
don’t know where life will take you. I’m not sitting here
going: “I want you to be a shepherd”, because life goes
through stages, and what you want to do changes, so
I’d rather they make their own choices, they can do
whatever they want to do. It’s a difficult thing to ask a
child what they want to do with the rest of their life.
They’ll figure it out as they go along.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO WRITE THIS
BOOK? IT IS A DELIGHTFUL READ AND THE
RECIPES ARE A REAL TREAT!
Celebrating the Seasons, came about because I wanted
to answer some of the most frequently ask questions,
how do you cater for such a big family? Tell us about the
practicalities? What do you cook? It was really difficult
selecting recipes for the book. I wanted to include
forgiving recipes. Recipes that it was totally fine to get
distracted in the middle of and would still turn out good.
Recipes that were achievable with the most basic of
ingredients, simple feel good food, that was nutritionally
good too. My absolute favourite is the Tagine recipe, it’s
a people pleaser, for me its so easy and the smell always
brings everyone to the kitchen - which is helpful! In
addition to the recipes, people have told me they loved
my photos and images of the farm that I post on twitter
and would always suggest I do a photograph book. If
you go back to basics it was a photography book - Hill
Shepherd - that inspired me to become a shepherd. So it’s
nice to go full circle.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL OUR
READERS ABOUT YOUR LIFE?
I want people to know that Celebrating the Seasons is a
book about going your own way. It’s not a blueprint for
how you should live your life, it simply says this is what
we do as a family this is how we do it, feel free to follow
the recipes, or do them your own way. I want people to
not let themselves to be stereotyped, to know that all
things are achievable if you really want to do it. So many
people said you won’t have time to write a book, you
won’t achieve that. But I believe you can do anything you
just have to start doing it. If you want to write a book,
start writing. I got an E in GCSE English, and this is my
fifth book. Anything is possible.
Celebrating the Seasons with The Yorkshire
Shepherdess by Amanda Owen is available by Pan
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CRISP AND GOLDEN ROAST POTATOES
PREP TIME: 5 MINS
COOKING TIME: 43 MINS
sea salt and black pepper
1.5kg Maris Piper potatoes
100ml olive oil
8 garlic cloves
2 sprigs thyme or rosemary
Separate the leaves and stalks of the thyme or rosemary
and discard of the stalks.
Pre-heat oven to 200C.
Peel the potatoes and cut each into large, even-sized
pieces (halves or quarters, depending on size of potatoes).
Place the potatoes into a large saucepan, cover with
water and add a pinch of salt.
Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat slightly
and leave to simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until a sharp
knife pierces the potatoes with some resistance.
As the potatoes are cooking, pour oil into the roasting
pan to heat up in the oven.
Drain the potatoes in a colander, shaking the colander a
bit as you go (this will rough up the edges, to give a nice
crisp finish). Carefully add the potatoes to the roasting
tray, along with the garlic cloves (spreading them around
so they are evenly covered).
Roast for 20 mins.
Remove the tray from the oven long enough to move and
turn the potatoes around (so they evenly cook). Return
tray to the oven and roast for a further 20 mins, or until
the potatoes are crispy and golden. (You may want to
turn them one more time.)
Scatter the fresh herbs, salt and pepper to season, and
SPICED APPLE-BRAISED RED CABBAGE
PREP TIME: 10 MINS
COOKING TIME: 70 MINS
Peel, core and chop the bramley apples. Chop the red
onions. Core and shred the red cabbages.
pinches of salt and pepper
150ml dry cider or water
4 tbsp cider vinegar
100g caster sugar
0.25 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground allspice
2 bramley apples
2 red onions
1kg red cabbages
Melt the butter in a large non-stick pan over medium
Add the onions and cook for 3 or 4 minutes, until they
start to soften.
Turn the heat down to low.
Add the spices to the onion, and stir.
Then add the sugar, cabbage, apple, cider vinegar and
cider orwater. Mix well.
Cover with a lid and leave to cook slowly on a low heat
for about 1 hour or until the cabbage is tender and the
Make sure the bottom of the pan does not burn and stick
during cooking; stir contents and top up with a little
water as you go, if necessary.
When the cabbage is ready, season to taste with salt and
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The vineyard produces still white, rose and red wines as
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PREP TIME: 15 MINS
COOKING TIME: 10 MINS
300g brown sugar
300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp M&S Christmas Spice
100g dried mixed fruit
Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6 (180°C for fan
Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
Beat together the sugar and butter, then stir in the egg.
Add the flour, baking powder and spice mix, then stir in
the mixed fruit.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut out
about 20 cookies using star-shaped cutters.
Place on the lined baking trays and bake in the oven for
8-10 minutes, until golden.
Leave to cool completely on a wire rack, then dust with
SPICED HOT CHOCOLATE WITH WHISKY
Prep time: 20 mins
150g plain chocolate
4 tbsp whisky
grated chocolate or cocoa to decorate
1 litre semi-skimmed milk
200ml double cream
4 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
Break the plain chocolate into pieces. Bruise the
Heat the milk, half the cream and the spices in a saucepan
until almost boiling.
Set aside to infuse for 20 minutes, then strain the liquid
into a clean pan.
Add the chocolate pieces to the pan and whisk over a
medium heat, until melted.
Remove from the heat and stir in the whisky.
Pour into 4 heatproof glasses.
Softly whip the remaining cream and spoon over.
Sprinkle with grated chocolate and serve immediately.
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homewares, toiletries, chocolate, craft beer, wine and gin,
as well as cards from Bristol artists. We also have beautiful
hampers of our favourite food and drink produce, or a
bath-time hamper for that special pamper night!
Make Sunday your shopping day and you’ll also be
able to browse our Sunday Market, with over 40 stalls
selling locally made crafts and produce such as ceramics,
jewellery, preserves, hamper goodies, cards and artwork,
unique locally made gifts and food and drink produce.
Ali and Joe’s Christmas Tree Sale is back this year too, on
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Five Acre Farm Shop is open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm
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It is hard to believe that the shape of a roof can
make much difference to the economics of an area,
but mansard roofs can have such an impact, and
they are on the increase...
Mansard roofs have four steeply sloping sides, usually
70 degrees or more, so that an extra floor can be added
inside the roof. They date back to the early 16th century
in France but it was François Mansart, a Baroque
architect in the 17th Century, who
popularised them in Paris. It was to
celebrate his work there that these
roofs became known as mansard
Mansard roofs gently lower the profile of a building as
the photographs below show. The Georgian/Victorian
addition of an extra stone-faced storey to the terrace, on
the left, looks quite crude compared with the extra storey
formed by a mansard, on the right.
The only proviso was that the parapet
walls were not raised and that the
mansard roof shape was turned into
a stand-alone structure.
Since this time, there has been an increased demand
for mansard roofs from other householders and we
have designed several more in Hebron Road. The only
modification has been to keep the ‘V’ shaped parapet
at the rear. While the mansard roofs are almost hidden
from view at the front, the original ‘V’ shape of the roof
is clearly visible from the rear.
Not all planning officers are sympathetic to this type of
change, and we had quite a struggle to get a mansard
roof added to this house in nearby Greenway Bush Lane.
The zinc faced mansard roof was to match the roof of the
nearby primary school.
In Bristol, the small two storey 19th century terraces,
often have simple ‘butterfly’ or
‘valley’ roofs with a central lead
gutter which, by now, has usually
given way, allowing rainwater to
pour into the centre of the house.
Hebron Road is in the Bedminster Conservation Area
and we were asked to extend and renovate one of
these houses. Its valley roof had given way, allowing
incoming rainwater to destroy the walls, the floors and
the ceilings. It therefore seemed
sensible to replace the valley roof
with a mansard which we designed
by raising the party walls on either
Our design was turned down by the planning officer, but
we insisted that she came to view the state of the building
and view the destruction caused by the defective roof -
which she did. The visit changed her mind about the
refusal and the new mansard roof was granted approval.
It seems that planning officers are reluctant to give
permission for mansard roofs in other parts of Bristol,
since their approval might set a precedent. At present,
we are appealing a refusal for a mansard roof in nearby
The highly insulated mansard roof means a terraced
house, that already benefits from having no heat loss on
its side wall(s), will have its carbon emissions further
reduced. Something that is very important, now that
energy prices are rising.
A new mansard roof will cost around £75,000, and
will typically accommodate a large double bedroom
or two smaller bedrooms and an ensuite. For many
homeowners, adding a mansard roof means the
difference between staying put or leaving the area.
In London, Bow, Tower Hamlets and Westminster have
all given in to local pressure and have drawn up guide
lines for the addition of good quality mansard roofs to
their housing stock.
Richard Winsor B,Arch RIBA AMIStructE
Winsor & Leaman Architects
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WE SPEAK TO JULIA KENDELL, INTERIORS
AND DECORATING EXPERT FROM ITV’S
’60 MINUTE MAKEOVER’ AND ‘REBUILD
OUR HOME’ AND SPOKESPERSON FOR
THE NATIONAL HOMEBUILDING &
THE KITCHEN IS THE UNDISPUTED HEART
OF THE HOME - AS WELL AS FEEDING
EVERYONE, IT’S BECOME THE SOCIAL HUB,
HOME-SCHOOLING AREA AND MUCH
MORE – HOW DO YOU START YOUR DESIGN
PROCESS WITH CLIENTS?
Yes absolutely, the kitchen has had to really take the
strain in the past 18 months and now more than ever my
clients are eager to find ways to ensure their new kitchen
spaces are flexible enough to cope with whatever might
be round the corner.
The design process starts with understanding my client’s
functional needs for the room, both now and as far into
the future as we can determine (after all, a good quality
kitchen should last 20-30 years). My design principles
centre on wellbeing in the home and creating spaces
that fully support the family to ensure everyone can
be organised and in harmony with one another. This
involves spending time working out the each individual’s
daily movements around the kitchen, their needs and
what they enjoy doing. If there’s a keen baker in the
household, I will suggest a dedicated ‘baking cabinet’
where everything you need is in one place, stand-mixer
plugged in ready for use and no excuses not to achieve
‘Star Baker!’ I believe good design ensures we can be the
best versions of ourselves and take obstacles out of the
way of our daily successes.
MANY OF US ARE LOOKING TO SAVE
THE COST OF MOVING AND INSTEAD
IMPROVE OUR HOMES – ARE THERE SIMPLE
CHANGES WE COULD MAKE TO IMPROVE
THE LOOK AND FLOW OF OUR HOMES?
It sounds obvious, but a total de-clutter, removing
as much as possible from a room to be able to view
the room with ‘fresh-eyes’ is a great start to make
meaningful changes. One of the simplest yet most
effective improvements is to increase the levels of
daylight into the home. Texture, whether fabrics or
carpeting absorbs a huge amount of daylight and it can
be transformational to swap out curtains for shutters/
blinds and hard flooring such as engineered wood to
replace carpet. Instantly the rooms will feel larger and
brighter and any increase in daylight in the home can
only improve your mood and wellbeing.
WHEN DESIGNING A KITCHEN, WHERE
SHOULD YOU SPLURGE AND WHERE
SHOULD YOU SAVE?
Areas that receive the most use should be prioritised
in the overall budget. Most kitchen units are well
constructed these days so choosing an affordable unit
with a good quality worksurface is a good option. It’s
amazing the difference adding expensive handles can
make to uplifting an otherwise ‘standard’ kitchen.
I caution my clients to think carefully about their
appliance choices too. It’s very easy to get excited about
the latest gadget, but with appliances a large proportion
of the overall cost of a kitchen, be realistic about how
useful an appliance will be. Do you really need an oven
with 42 functions?!
WHAT TRENDS FOR 2022 ARE YOU
EMBRACING THE MOST?
Houzz are reporting a huge increase in interest in
dedicated activity spaces such as art rooms, home bars,
home gyms and cinema rooms. I am very excited to
see this as it shows that we are choosing to design our
interests and passions into our homes. It’s refreshing to
feel such a sense of optimism when chatting with clients
and I am working with warmer colour palettes and
being asked to incorporate planting and natural texture
into room schemes. There seems to be a continued need
to connect with nature after the past 18 months and I’m
Julia Kendell will be the design expert at the
Farnborough Homebuilding & Renovating
Show, 15-16 January 2022
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moving from the family home you’ve lived in for years
to somewhere which provides security and care if and
when you need it, but which also allows you to keep your
independence and connections to the local community,
and which has a range of activities and facilities to keep
It’s this middle ground, this golden mean, combining
independence with care and support, which housingwith-care
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older people in increasing numbers. Sometimes called
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opportunity to rent or own a flat or apartment, on a site
with 24/7 staffing, high-quality care provision if needed,
and facilities like restaurants, bars, cafes, gyms, activity
rooms and much more.
While long-standing options for older people like care
homes and traditional retirement housing will continue
to have a vital place, there is a growing need for middle
options like housing-with-care which allow older people
to stay independent and healthy for longer. The evidence
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drastically cuts down hospital and GP visits, and
reduces feelings of loneliness. Not only do older people
themselves benefit, but so too does the NHS and whole
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Housing-with-care settings can be in either rural or
urban locations, giving older people the chance to choose
the lifestyle they want. Often, they are closely connected
with the town centre, and people of different ages are
able to use the facilities at the retirement community
and mix with older residents. Far from being ghettos of
the elderly, housing-with-care settings can be hubs of
ARCO’s role as the representative body for the housingwith-care
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the sector thrives and grows in the way that it should.
An important part of ARCO’s work is helping members
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For further info please contact: 0117 956 8117
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!
Please contact our admissions team for more details:
0117 956 8117 www.ablecare-homes.co.uk
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IN BRISTOL YOU
WHEN A FAMILY IS THINKING ABOUT
CARE FOR A LOVED ONE, THEY WANT
THE BEST - THEY WANT TO KNOW
THAT THE CARE HOME THEY CHOOSE
WILL PUT THEIR LOVED ONE’S SAFETY,
HAPPINESS AND WELLBEING FIRST.
Care UK’s Trymview Hall care home in Britsol provides
residential, and dementia care, giving families peace of
mind that their loved ones can stay living at the home
should their needs change.
Living at Trymview Hall is all about quality of life. Every
colleague in the home is passionate about enabling
residents to enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle, tailored around their
unique needs and preferences. The lifestyle team organises
a huge variety of group and one-to-one activities, with
plenty going on each day.
Often families are so caught up in the day-to-day care of
their loved ones that the personal relationship they share
can take a step back. Once their relative has settled into
Trymview Hall they are able to focus on spending quality
time with them again just enjoying each other’s company.
Whether your loved one enjoys a quiet cup of tea in bed
before starting the day, loves going for strolls in nature, or
enjoys a chat over a beer, the team at Trymview Hall will
spend time to enable them to continue living life the way
they want to.
Trymview Hall care home, Bristol, BS10 5DW
Tel: 01179 113597
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At Care UK residents live well with dementia
Dementia is no barrier to enjoying a rich and fulfilling lifestyle – an ethos
practiced at Care UK - which is why residents living with dementia are
supported to live each day to the full.
Every day is different
Living in Trymview Hall is all
about choice. The lifestyle
team at this luxury care
home organise varied, fun
activities, from baking and
arts and crafts to gentle
exercise and music, and we
even fulfil residents’ wishes
– whether that’s enjoying
takeaway fish and chips or
taking a ride in a Rolls Royce.
Trymview Hall offers all
the comforts of home and
has a hair salon and cinema,
as well as a café and even
a bar. Namaste is offered,
where residents living with
dementia can experience
one-to-one sensory sessions
of gentle hand or foot
massages, accompanied by
soothing music, aromas and
Specialist dementia care
Your loved one will be cared
for in the home’s dementia
suite – a smaller community
where they can get to know
other residents as well as
the people caring for them.
All colleagues receive the
latest dementia training,
and a Dementia Champion is
on hand to provide ongoing
training, information and
support to ensure bestpractice
care is always
To find out more about how
Trymview Hall can help you
to care for a loved one living
with dementia, please call
Trymview Hall care home
Bristol BS10 5DW