West Dorset Living Dec 2021 - Jan 2022

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At last the Christmas editions are here! With festive fun, gifts and interiors, plus kitchen design advice from Interior Design expert Julia Kendell and an interview with the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen. Plus, our competition pages return, with staycations, laundry upgrades, festive hampers and a chance to win tickets to see Paloma Faith in concert!

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Contents

A Note

from the EDITOR

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The

A Culinary Journey through

Northern

Home Ireland

Hit List of jobs

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 - each year I’m met

with the same furrowed brows and

a ‘my god, I haven’t started thinking

about that yet!’

Forward planning aside, it is a rather

lovely, smug feeling to know that I’m

mostly sorted for the festivities - my

only issue being losing said gifts

between July and December 25th. If

your industry doesn’t quite prepare

you in the same way though, we’ve

got a bevy of festive features to help

get you prepped.

Our competition

page returns

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Alongside Christmas features,

we’ve got a lovely interview with

The Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda

Owen - her new book has some of

the most stunning photography and

amazing anecdotes from her life.

We’ve also got a festive gift guide

to get the ideas flowing and some

delicious new ideas for special festive

food from the experts of flavour -

Maldon Sea Salt.

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The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Amanda Owen

Editor Katie Thomson

e katie.thomson@minervapublications.co.uk

Publisher Sally Thomson

Pre-press Manager Kate Norris

Contributors Rebecca Rose, Peter Thomson, Sue Cooke, Matthew Biggs

Front cover courtesy of Dorset Museum

Key Account Manager Laura Rodney

e laura@minervapublications.co.uk

t 01225 984501

twitter: @WDorsetLiving

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Interior Designer

Julia Kendell

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The news has been all doom and

gloom of late, but I think it’s important

that, toy shortage/turkey drama/fuel

crisis or not, this year’s Christmas is

looking so much brighter than 2020’s,

and there’s so much to be thankful

for. This quote from the legendary Bob

Hope really captured that for me:

“My idea of Christmas, whether

old-fashioned or modern, is very

simple: loving others. Come to

think of it, why do we have to

wait for Christmas to do that?”

We are looking forward to seeing

you again in February - we are

doing away with the New Year, New

You nonsense and instead focusing

on what 2022 can offer you. Until

then, take care, have a very Merry

Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Katie

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COMPETITION

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.

WIN

A Laundry

Bundle from

Brabantia

worth over

£500

For most of us, laundry is a bit of a chore, so to lighten the load,

we’re giving away a luxury laundry bundle from Brabantia worth

over £500.

The prize includes Brabantia’s new Bo Laundry Bin Hi, which

will blend effortlessly into your decor with its sleek finish and

has two 45L compartments for easy separating your whites

from your colours. When spring comes around again, you

can then hang your washing out on Brabantia’s Rotary Dryer

Lift-o-Matic Advance which can easily be adjusted to your

ideal height. For those grey days, Brabantia’s 23m Drying Rack

Tower is the perfect inside solution. Finally, prep your fresh

laundry for the wardrobe with a Brabantia Ironing Board. ThisXL

model is designed for easy ironing of any outfit!

brabantia.com

Closes 15/01/2022 - Competition keyword ‘BRABANTIA’

Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? Delight your friends

and family with a selection box of delicious treats. One lucky

reader will win a ‘Decadent Christmas in a Box’ containing the

following:

6kg Free Range Whole Turkey | 4.5kg Unsmoked Ham | 1kg

Side of Smoked Salmon | 1kg Organic Cheddar | 1kg Cropwell

Bishop Stilton | Christmas Pudding | Harrow & Hope Brut

Reserve (750ml bottle) | Classic Cranberry Sauce | Granny’s

Apple Chutney | Artisan Coronation Sauce | British Goose

Fat | Luxury Bread Sauce | Traditional Roast Gravy | Sage &

Onion Stuffing | Pigs In Blankets | 200g Smoked Chicken 200g

Smoked Duck

WIN

Christmas in

a box! Worth

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Closes 10/12/2021. Competition keyword

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HURRY!

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WIN

2x GOLD

PLUS tickets

to see Paloma

Faith worth

£180

Looking for the perfect excuse to get

away? The outstanding Paloma Faith is

touring the UK in the Summer of 2022

for her “Summer of Optimism” Tour 2022

and we are giving you the chance to win

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see her live at any of the following venues: Parc

Y Scarlets, Llanelli – Saturday 18th June, Central Park,

Plymouth – Saturday 9th July, Darlington Arena – Saturday

16th July, Bitts Park, Carlilse – Saturday 24th July, Slessor

Gardens, Dundee – Sunday 24th July, Leicestershire County

Cricket Club – Sunday 31st July. The winning gold plus

tickets will grant the lucky winners early entry (no queuing!),

premium bar and toilet facilities, and are situated in the Golden

Enclosure, which is the closest area to the stage. If you win,

you can choose from any of the locations above and make a

weekend of it!

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Closes 15/01/2022 - Competition keyword ‘PALOMA’

WIN

an overnight

stay and

dinner worth

£299

Win a luxury stay at the Charlecote Pheasant in the historic

Stratford-upon-Avon. Your prize includes an overnight stay in

a Suite with breakfast, bottle fizz in your room and a 3 course

dinner or a 3 course Sunday lunch.

charlecotepheasanthotel.co.uk

Closes 15/01/2022 - Competiton keyword ‘CHARLECOTE’.

Adagio, the European leader in aparthotels is giving one lucky

winner a two-night stay for two at one of their amazing UK

properties in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh or Liverpool. Their

apartments comprise of a kitchen, bedroom and living area

with flat screen smart TV - great for lounging after a busy day of

activities. T&Cs available online.

WIN

A City

Break with

Aparthotel

Adagio!

adagio-city.com

Closes 15/01/2022 - Competition keyword ‘ADAGIO’


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24TH NOV - 22ND DEC*

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Looking for a meaningful gift to give this year?

Choose something special and give a loved one more art,

more performances and more creativity!

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Letting your holiday home has never been easier

At Dorset Hideaways our local team is well placed to make the process of sharing your holiday

home easy and enjoyable. We are dedicated to managing your property with the same

care and attention you would, and with tailored services to suit your needs, you can be involved

as much or as little as you wish, knowing that you and your guests are in safe hands.

We are always looking to grow our portfolio, so why not get in touch today?

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WEYMOUTH LUNCHTIME CHAMBER CONCERTS

Celebrating 20 years of world-class music making in the heart of Weymouth

"a superb series"

Founded in 2002 by acclaimed concert pianist and long-time Weymouth

resident Duncan Honeybourne, Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts bring

classical music of the highest professional quality to people in South Dorset.

We offer varied and imaginative programmes of music, featuring both young

professionals and established international artists, performing lesser-known

repertoire and popular, much-loved favourites, and all concerts take place in the

attractive, welcoming surroundings of St Mary’s Church in the heart of

Weymouth.

Monthly lunchtime concerts from 1pm

Why not come and join us?

Duncan Honeybourne

Artistic Director: Duncan Honeybourne

Concerts Manager: Frances Wilson

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DORCHESTER

CURIOSITY

CENTRE

- FURNITURE - ANTIQUES -

- VINTAGE CLOTHING - RECORDS -

- COLLECTABLES - TEXTILES -

We have over 70 traders across 12,000sq

feet and at the heart is our Curiosity

Centre Cafe offering a delicious menu of

tasty delights.

Enjoy free wi-fi and ample parking as you

browse beautiful antiques, retro items,

quality crafted shabby chic, glassware,

ceramics and thousands of curios &

collectables.

Open 7 days a week

Mon - Sat 9-5 and Sunday 10-4

The Old Bus Depot, Grove Trading Estate,

Dorchester DT1 1 ST

Tel. 01305 251886

Email: dorchcuriocentre@live.co.uk

www.dorchestercuriositycentre.co.uk

www.facebook.com/DorchesterCurioCentre

lnstagram@dorchcuriocentre

We also buy items and offer a delivery

service across Dorset.


Consider purchasing

now. A bike in the

shed is worth 2 on a

container ship.

Deciding when to buy a bike or e-bike

can be a tricky decision. Should you

wait till next Spring or buy now. In

these disrupted days with shortages

and shipping chaos, it is probably

better to buy now if you want a bike for

next spring.

The delay caused by Covid and lock Downs round the world

means the e-bike shops may have a better offer now than in the

spring. This is because stocks of bikes ordered for May, June

& July 2021 are being delivered in September, October and

November. They are being stacked away waiting for trade to

pick up later. Delivery dates for 2022 seem to be vague

and distant.

Secondly the price of all bikes will probably rise as a result

of the worldwide price rises in aluminium and also energy for

manufacturing processes. The trade is also being hit – like every

other market - by the ongoing chaos in the worldwide shipping

that has seen freight rates rise up to 800% this year, with ships

and containers in the wrong places. One container ship took 80

days to reach Europe-for a trip that usually takes 30.

ADVERTISING FEATURE

And that is before the vexed situation of the lack of lorry drivers

to make deliveries out of the docks.

Some bike manufacturers have already had 3 price rises in 2021.

Others have pre-sold their entire 2022 manufacturing capacity.

Supplies continue to be hampered by the availability of parts.

Many bicycle components are manufactured in South Vietnam

where factories have been forced to close since the mid July. The

situation is only beginning to ease at the beginning of November.

One such factory was the Shimano factory who are the world

leaders for bicycle gears.

The old slogan “Buy Now before the Price Rise” could not be

more appropriate than with the current state of bikes and e-bikes.

CHRISTMAS STOCK NOW ARRIVED

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ADVERTISING FEATURE

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Dorset Museum based in the county town of Dorchester has had a bumper summer

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The new Museum which boasts some four million objects has

set out to establish a new cultural destination in the South West

region. The origins of the Museum are deeply rooted in local

history as it was on the 15th of October, 1845 that Dorset poet,

William Barnes; Revd Henry Moule and Revd Charles Bingham

decided that in light of the development of the railways, and the

discovery of specimens and artefacts, within the disturbance,

that it was “advisable to take immediate steps for the

establishment of an institution, containing a Museum and Library

for the County of Dorset!

The original Museum was established in two rooms at the Judge

Jeffreys lodgings in the town where as the title suggests the

hanging judge is believed to have taken residence during the

Bloody Assizes of 1685. Quickly, this space became too small

and the collection was moved to No. 3 Trinity Street in the town

where Thomas Hardy famously described the Museum in his

novel the Mayor of Casterbridge.

The Museum remained at Trinity Street until 1883 when the

present building in High West Street was designed by the

architect Mr. G. R. Crickmay. It wasn’t until several years later in

1875 that the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club

was founded and co-operated closely with the Museum.

The two organisations officially amalgamated in 1928 under

the name Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society,

becoming the new and present owners to this day, of the

Dorset Museum.

The present building has undergone much change over

the decades, but none have come bigger than the recent

redevelopment which has seen a completely new extension

added to the historic Crickmay building meaning that the new

space can now house 4 permanent galleries, a new purpose

built temporary exhibition space, library, café, and community

spaces as well as the historic Victorian Hall with its iconic period

features.

The project to redevelop the Museum has been possible thanks

to contributions from a number of donors including a £12.4million

grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, £750,000 from

Arts Council England and £500,000 from the Garfield Weston

Foundation.

Dorset Museum is proud to have hosted its first wedding after

recently being granted their wedding license for Civil Marriages

and Partnerships. The Museum is able to boast eight fantastic

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The team taking the story of Dorset Museum into the future see

the building as much more than a Museum with the chance to

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is available for a number of large scale occasions and the new

state of the art community spaces are also available for smaller

gatherings.

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The newest and possibly the most extensive fine antiques showroom to open this century and

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Guide

The gift

Help children

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Blockly, Snap!,

JavaScript,

Python and

C++

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race car seats.

with lumbar

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pillows

Leather Gaming

Chair, £369.99,

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GOTS Organic

Cotton

Pyjamas, £26,

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Unisex Mouse

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Woodland Nesting

Creatures, £22,

rosaandbo.com

Everhot

Electric Stove

£1,295,

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Organic cotton

and amazing

colours and

prints

Nila Nepp Top,

£22 and Kieran

Kneepatch

Joggers,

£28, both

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Lindt Bear and

Styorybook Set, £10,

Waitrose

WHEN THEY HAVE EVERYTHING

Aranya Hmong

Cushion, £32,

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Stunning photobooks on high quality

paper with helpful autofill options

Soft, Fabric or Hardcover

Photobooks, from £18.99,

rosemood.co.uk

FOR KIDS

Veloce Coffee Machine, £600,

cuisinart.co.uk

Lattes flat whites and

more! Get those coffee

shop style drinks in a

flash at home with this

bean to cup coffee machine

Master Lock Biometric Padlock - with up to

10 saved fingerprints, £89, masterlock.eu

Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2017, £39,

gusbourne.com

Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer,

£275, cuisinart.co.uk

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A personalised softcover

notebook is a thoughtful gift

Polaar Polar Night

Revitalizing Cream

with Boreal Algae,

£42, polaar.com

Lavender

Eye Pillow

Made from sustainably

harvested natural cork bark

with a non-slip surface

which increases grip with

perspiration

Cork mat and block set, £75,

bullfrogbottles.com

Heatable Lavendar

Eye Pillow, £11.99,

hauslife.co.uk

FOR HER

Softcover Printed Notebook,

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saucer, £55 for set of two or

pair of Margarita glasses,

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BeGlow Tia All-In-

One Sonic Skincare

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Micro Merlin

Japanese

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Eco Sports

Cloak Long

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charliemcleod.co.uk

Perfect if they love outdoor

pursuits or sports

Scrivner For Men 5 Step

Skin Strategy - £127,

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We make designer

Hats and Fascinators

to suit you

We also stock a large

range of coloured

pashminas

and clutch bags

At CW Millinery Events we offer luxury millinery events to suit all of your

guest and budgets starting at £50 per person.

All packages include materials, expert tuition of one of our millinery team

and an experience that will be fun with creativity for your special event.

We also offer local in person millinery courses.

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putting our pets first

We may feel as if we have had ‘information

overload’ when it comes to germ

prevention and protection, but sometimes

a product comes along that demands our

attention - enter Leucillin. This is a skin

health product for pets that is proving to

be a product which all of us may well be

putting in our first aid chests very soon.

We spoke to Georgina Bashforth (pictured

right) about the product and its exciting

potential…….

First of all, in layman’s terms – what is

Leucillin?

Leucillin is a clever antiseptic applied to

the skin topically to protect against harmful

germs. Leucillin is a revolutionary fresh new

take on what an antiseptic is and can be

capable of.

Leucillin mimics the body’s own immune

system, providing you a powerful solution

which delivers the ultimate shield in

topical skin protection against harmful

pathogens. Leucillin’s unique formulation

does not contain any alcohol, steroids or

antibiotics, it is the natural choice for safe

skin sanitising.

Our pets our so important to us, how

is Leucillin used and what specific

applications is it effective for?

Leucillin has a great reputation for safety

and efficacy, supported by pet healthcare,

veterinary and grooming industries,

this year. It has been awarded human

approvals and begun an exciting new

chapter in healthcare.

Furthermore it can be safely applied in

any topical application where the skin,

ears and eyes need care, whether broken,

red, sore, inflamed, cuts, stings, bites

or grazes, Leucillin’s powerful antiseptic

properties eradicate germs on contact

creating the perfect environment for rapid

recovery.

For children, as well as our pets, it’s

“Ouch Free” formula is kind, it has been

developed to match the natural pH of skin

so no more wincing on that grazed knee.

It seems to be a very gentle solution

to a number of particularly stubborn

problems - can it be used long-term?

Leucillin achieves an unbeatable

99.99999% reduction in bacteria on

contact, but how does that compare with

the 99.99% which we think is good? Well;

it’s a massive 10’000 times better!

Fast effective pathogen reduction means

no resistance therefore long-term usage is

always effective and no harmful ingredients

means Leucillin is always safe!

And finally, how else can it be used and

what are your hopes for the product

going forward?

Our goal is to help alleviate the dependence

on antibiotics and pharmaceutical

intervention in the area of germ protection,

for a more natural, safe, non-invasive and

most importantly effective alternative.

During the pandemic Leucillin has been

proven effective against all coronaviruses

including SARS-CoV-2 topically and

has been used by animal care industries

including Police Dog Handler units for

reducing risk.

We have also recently teamed up with The

Humanimal Trust founded by Professor

Noel Fitzpatrick - aka The Supervet, we’re

excited to be supporting mental health and

raising money for ONE Medicine, so that

humans and animals can benefit equally

from all medical progress.

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Amanda Owen

The yorkshire Shepherdess

Tells us about her life in the Dales

Known to millions as The Yorkshire

Shepherdess, Amanda Owen is the

author of five best-selling books about

her life on Ravensea, 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

of work?

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

I 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.

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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 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 winter.

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 from Pan Macmillan, £20.


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More tasty recipes from Amanda Owen

Rhubarb & Custard Crumble Cake

Prep time 15 minutes

Cooking time 40 minutes

Serves 4-6

Rhubarb

250g Yorkshire rhubarb, cut into 2cm

chunks

50g caster sugar

Crumble

50g plain flour

25g butter, cut into cubes

40g chopped mixed nuts

25g demerara sugar

Cake

170g butter, softened, plus extra for

greasing

85g caster sugar

85g soft brown sugar

3 medium eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

170g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

30g custard powder

Icing sugar to dust

Custard to serve

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas

Grease and line a 21cm round spring-form

cake tin.

Put the rhubarb into a saucepan and

sprinkle over the caster sugar. Heat very

gently until the sugar dissolves into a syrup.

Simmer for 6–8 minutes until the rhubarb

just begins to soften. Set aside to cool.

Meanwhile make the crumble. Place the

flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the

butter with your fingertips until it resembles

breadcrumbs, then stir in the chopped nuts

and sugar.

Next make the cake. Beat the butter, caster

sugar and soft brown sugar in a bowl using

an electric mixer for 2–3 minutes, until light

and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract

with 2 tablespoons of the flour, beat for

a minute until combined, then fold in the

remaining flour, baking powder and custard

powder.

Drain any excess juices from the rhubarb

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and discard the syrup, then gently fold the

cooled rhubarb through the cake mixture.

Transfer the cake batter to the prepared tin

and gently smooth the top with a spatula.

Sprinkle the crumble over the cake and

press down lightly with the back of a spoon,

then bake on the middle shelf of the oven

for 40 minutes, until the cake is golden, firm

to touch, and when a skewer is inserted it

comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly in the

cake tin, then transfer to a plate.

Dust lightly with icing sugar before serving

warm with custard.

Tip

Also delicious served with ice cream or

single cream.

Hedgerow Nutty Crumble

Prep time 10 minutes

Cooking time 40 minutes

Serves 4

Fruit filling

40g butter

40g golden caster sugar

2 Braeburn apples, peeled and sliced

200g Bramley apples, peeled and sliced

300g foraged berries or any mixed berries,

such as blackberries and wild raspberries

Crumble topping

125g plain flour

85g unsalted butter, diced

85g demerara sugar

50g rolled oats

30g chopped toasted hazelnuts

Custard or ice cream to serve

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.

For the fruit filling, melt the butter in a

pan, add the sugar and apples and gently

simmer for 5 minutes. Add the berries and

simmer for 2 minutes, then transfer to a

23cm round oven-proof dish.

Meanwhile prepare the crumble topping.

Put the flour into a mixing bowl and rub

in the butter with your fingertips, until the

mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir

in the sugar, oats and hazelnuts.

Sprinkle the crumble topping over the

fruit, then place the dish on the middle

shelf of the oven. Bake for 30-35 minutes,

until the crumb is golden and fruit

bubbling.

Allow to cool slightly before serving with

custard or ice cream.

Tip

Try using other seasonal fruits such as

damsons or gooseberries.


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KITCHEN DESIGN ADVICE

FROM AN EXPERT

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 & Renovating Show...

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 HAVE BEEN THE KEY

LESSONS YOU’VE LEARNT ABOUT

INTERIOR DESIGN IN YOUR

EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY?

Without doubt, the most important lesson

is to design holistically and to engage

all of the senses. It’s not enough just to

create a pretty, ‘instagrammable’ room.

The way we experience our homes and

workplaces is crucial to our mental

health and performance and shouldn’t be

underestimated. From choosing a colour

palette to reflect your personality and

emotional needs to providing good air

quality, creating a harmonious space that

‘feels’ and functions as good as it looks is

key to good design.

SINCE THE PANDEMIC, HAVE YOU

NOTICED ANY CHANGES IN THE

WAY PEOPLE WANT THEIR HOMES

TO FUNCTION – A MOVE AWAY

FROM FULLY OPEN PLAN FOR

EXAMPLE?

There is still a strong appetite for openplan

living as it provides the space,

light and connection to one another we

all crave. That said, to mitigate some

of the issues with open-plan such as

noise, privacy issues and cooking-smell

transference from the kitchen, ‘brokenplan’

is becoming a useful design tool.

Broken-plan essentially incorporates

vertical divides within the open-plan

space using glazing, open-backed

shelving, or sliding doors to delineate

areas without closing off the visual impact

of the space. This is also a great way to

bring some architectural interest to an

otherwise ‘large box’ that can too often

feel like an airport lounge! I think anyone

with shares in garden offices will have a

good year ahead…

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 loving it!

Julia Kendell will be the design expert

at the Farnborough Homebuilding &

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THE HOME

hit list

JOBS TO TACKLE THIS AUTUMN

SEASONAL

REFRESH

PROPERTY MOT

Home maintenance is a year-round

endeavour, but these are the top jobs

to get sorted before the worst of the

winter weather sets in:

CHECK ALL DOOR/WINDOW

SEALS FOR DRAUGHTS

Check that existing seals are still

intact and repair any cracks or holes

that have formed. For a quick and

easy solution, fit doors with draught

excluders to keep rooms warm and to

prevent energy wastage.

CHECK YOUR BOILER

Have a boiler service and check the

system is running efficiently. Many

people put off replacing older boilers,

but you will save money in energy with

more efficient models. If you have one,

make sure your external condenser

pipe is well insulated.

CLEAR GUTTERS

Clear gutters and drainpipes of leaf

debris to reduce the chance of leaks.

Also be sure to check drains for

blockages - prevention is better than

fixing it on a cold night!

CHECK THE OUTSIDE

Look over all external masonry,

checking for cracks, gaps around

windows or issues with roof. Make

sure your front door closes snugly (and

make sure your property is secure

whilst you’re at it).

INSULATION

Insulate your pipes (burst pipes cause

huge damage). Make sure your loft

insulation is adequate and look into

cavity wall insulation, which can

save hundreds ££ on energy bills.

If you can, look into upgrading the

efficiency of your windows with triple

or secondary glazing.

Why is it that we save all the

property redecoration for when we

are getting ready to move? How

about giving your rooms some

TLC with a fresh lick of paint and

swapping in some new accessories

to update the palette.

Try switching out cooler grey tones

for warmer neutrals and introducing

more natural materials like linen,

leather and wood - this means you

can use your base furniture pieces,

and just give them a lift with new

decorative items.

DIY panelling is another huge

trend which is helping people give

rooms a completely new look for

less - why not try adding a wall to a

bedroom in a strong contrast colour

for maximum impact?

PRACTICAL

HOME-WORKING

It looks as though working from home,

or at least a hybrid, flexible model is

here to stay. With that in mind, many

of us are choosing to carve out proper

working spaces instead of balancing on

the end of the kitchen table.

Investing in a proper desk and chair

are fundamental - it’s well known that

sitting for long periods on chairs not

specifically designed for desk work can

cause long-lasting pain.

For desks, there are lots of options for

built-in models into wall space or even

stand up desks. If you don’t have the

space for a full office room, you can

still find inventive ways to incorporate a

desk into wardrobe areas or even into

cupboards, meaning the workspace

can be neatly tucked away at the end

of the day and the space can resume

its original purpose. Storage is another

essential element to stop work admin

spilling out into home life.

Finally, take some time to make your

work space look homely - it stops it

from feeling transitory. Hang some

prints, invest in some greenery or buy

some soft furnishings like cushions

or blankets to make it feel like an

extension of your home.

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THE STRAND PALACE

The rooms are clean and modern, with all the amenities you could need

- but the real speciality of this hotel is its location - few hotels can boast

of such a spot - truly in the heart of the West End - ready for a glittering

evening of theatre entertainment and a cornucopia of dining options. Covent

Garden is steps away, as is the buzzing Trafalgar Square.

MONDRIAN

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With its very own bar and restaurant and on-site complimentary gym, you

have all you need without leaving the building. There are few places to stay

for this value, this location and such well-appointed rooms - it’s the perfect

pit stop for your next visit to London.

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Mondrian, a leading brand within the Accor

group, has expanded into Europe with the

launch of Mondrian Shoreditch London. The

lifestyle hotel, owned by The Reuben Brothers,

opened its doors in August 2021, following

a major overhaul and complete redesign by

award-winning London interior design studio

Goddard Littlefair.

The 120-bedroom property -

including 13 suites - sits in the midst

of Shoreditch, East London’s creative

and cultural hub. Hosting elevated

dining experiences at the property,

Mondrian Shoreditch houses worldfamous

chef Dani García’s BiBo - a

Spanish kitchen serving tapas with

courtyard seats - and Christina’s - a new

all-day café and cocktail bar serving Katsu

sandos.

STYLISH stays

Available on 24 and 25 December, Mondrian

Shoreditch’s Christmas offering includes:

• Welcome festive treats for all guests in

Christina’s; the hotel’s cocktail and allday

sando bar

• Special festive amenities in-room

• Christmas feast at either Bibo - the

hotel’s Spanish tapas restaurant headed

by renowned Michelin Starred Chef, Dani

Garcia - or on the rooftop overlooking

the stunning views of East London;

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Guests can also stay longer for less when

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MARSON PARK

After a sell out summer in 2021, the iconic UFO-shaped Futuro House

at Marston Park, Somerset, is now available to book overnight from May

to October 2022. Located between Frome and Bruton, this beautiful

destination offers an exhilarating Pandora’s box of unique cultural

experiences and a chance to spend quality time with loved ones in jawdroppingly

picturesque surroundings.

Designed for leisure and pleasure by artist Craig Barnes, this is one of the

only Futuros in the world where you can spend the night. Set in a leafy

glade by the lake, it has a flexible living space, complete with a kitchenette

area, vintage lighting, round dining table and reclining chairs upholstered in

groovy mustard, plus two curtained-off sleeping cabins with double beds. It

also comes with exclusive private bathroom facilities, including a piping hot

shower and outdoor seating with a fire pit.

Prices start from just £400 per night, based on two adults sharing,

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HOUSING-WITH-CARE

Allowing older people to live where they want to live

Imagine you’re an older person in your

70s, approaching your later years and

perhaps in need of more support soon,

but still with so much to give, so many

talents to unlock, so many friends to

make. You’re thinking about 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

you busy.

It’s this middle ground, this golden

mean, combining independence with

care and support, which housing-withcare

settings across the country are

offering to older people in increasing

numbers. Sometimes called retirement

communities, retirement villages or extra

care housing, these settings give older

people the 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-withcare

which allow older people to stay

independent and healthy for longer.

The evidence is clear: housing-withcare

improves health and well-being,

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 social care system.

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, housingwith-care

settings can be hubs of

intergenerational connection.

ARCO’s role as the representative body

for the housing-with-care sector is to help

our members provide the best possible

service to their older residents, and to

ensure the sector thrives and grows in

the way that it should. An important part

of ARCO’s work is helping members

set high standards through the ARCO

Consumer Code, a new edition of

which was launched in September this

year. The code upholds the principles

of transparency and fairness, giving

customers and residents confidence that

housing-with-care operators achieve

high levels of consumer protection in

everything from marketing, sales and

lettings, and resident relations.

Because, ultimately, housing-with-care is

all about the residents. About responding

to the growing demand from older

people for housing options that combine

independent, active living with care

and support if needed. About allowing

residents to live the life that they want

to live.

For further email please visit

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Stay Safe, Stay Well, Enjoy

Life at Pine Martin Grange

We are open to new admissions and would be delighted to

welcome you for a tour of our award winning home.

Our homes are safe and offer a range of outstanding facilities as well as 24 hour

nursing, residential and dementia care. Get in touch today and talk through your

requirements with our team.

Please contact us on 01929 768204 or visit www.dormycare.co.uk

PINE MARTIN GRANGE

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