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for Wye and surrounding villages and surrounding villages The village directory Delivered by Delivered by Give your child an excellent start in life Ashford Friars Prep School Registrations now being taken for Reception and Year 3 “My child is so condent and independent since joining Reception at Ashford Friars. He really benets from the small class sizes, the excellent facilities and the varied mix of lessons. He loves Music and Movement, ICT and is very much enjoying hockey. His reading and writing is just amazing too.” Parent, February 2012 Contact our Admissions Secretary, Mrs Jenny Garrard, on 01233 620493 to book a tour with the Headmaster or email [email protected] 51 A P R I L 2012

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  • for Wye and surrounding villagesand surrounding villages

    The village directoryDelivered byDelivered byy

    Give your child an excellent start in life

    Ashford Friars Prep SchoolRegistrations now being taken for Reception and Year 3

    My child is so confi dent and independent since joining Reception at Ashford Friars. He really benefi ts from the small class sizes, the excellent facilities and the varied mix of lessons. He loves Music and Movement, ICT and is very much enjoying hockey. His reading and writing is just

    amazing too. Parent, February 2012

    Contact our Admissions Secretary, Mrs Jenny Garrard,on 01233 620493 to book a tour with the Headmaster

    or email [email protected]

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    APRIL

    2012

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  • DRESS MAKING & ALTERATIONSQurna Creations

    Now in TenterdenTel: 01580 764131

    Email [email protected]

    MARY HEMSLEY INTERIORSHandmade Curtains Tracks & Poles

    Blinds Wallpapers UpholsteryDesigner Fabrics

    01233 813717150 Bridge Street, Wye, TN25 5DP

    NEEDLES & PINSREPAIR AND ALTERATION SERVICE

    Zips & Trouser / Skirt Shortening from 4.50HAND SEWN CURTAINS

    FREE COLLECTION / DELIVERY SERVICECall Christina 01303 864280

    BOUNCY CASTLE HIREFREE DELIVERY

    www.kentcastlesbouncyhire.co.uk Hire for all occasions, indoors or outdoors

    07775 702682 or 01233 820545 Homewood School Farm

    Introduces

    Spring is here so why not treat your family to a great day out on the farm!

    See all the New Spring Arrivals

    Also

    NEW FOR THIS YEAR

    A packed programme of events that include cattle slalom, ferret racing, hamster grand prix and lamb hurdles

    plus fun & games for all the family with a farmers market, home reared hog roast, cream teas and a chance to feed the lambs

    Sat 14thSun 15th April 10am-4pm

    Adults 3 OAPs & Children over 3yrs 2

    Homewood School, Tenterden TN30 6LT May Issue Deadline 1st April

    Hi everyone,

    I must start this month by thanking those of you that have been sending in jokes for the Wit & Wisdom page. Emails relating to a variety of diff erent subjects have contained a contribution of wit tagged onto the end., and a special thank you goes to Mo Charlton for sending me numerous jokes and sayings, as well as adding me to his email circulation of witty repartee. Wit & Wisdom lives on!

    As this magazine arrives we are about to head into Easter and our thoughts turn to time off from work (yippee), family get togethers and CHOCOLATE Easter Eggs! Im sure that a very respectable period of time has now elapsed since Mothers Day so Im more than ready for my next chocolate fi x.

    Easter tends to be the fi rst opportunity to get out into the open and enjoy the spring sunshine, I do so hope that the weather continues to be good through the holiday period, its such a tonic. For those of you planning to tackle the garden, youll fi nd all the help you need within these pages, hopefully this will make it that little easier and enjoyable. You can than sit back with your Easter Eggs at hand and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

    As I write a thought just crossed my mind, isnt it strange that I have no-one advertising chocolate in this magazine? I would make such a good sponsor!

    Have a great Easter ~ Enjoy!

    ~ DebbieT: 01233 720488e:[email protected]:www.thevillagedirectory.co.uke:[email protected]

    Welcome tothe village directory

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    Call For FREEBrochure

    01233 626 188

    www.chartfencing.co.uk

    Visit Our Show Site

    Installation Available

    By Jo Arnell

    Spring is in full swing the birds are shouting, blossom is blossoming and the garden has sprung into life. The tasks for the month are too long to list, but one of them if tackled now will save you lots of time and eff ort as the season progresses, in fact if you leave it too long, you may go off gardening for life when you fi nally get to it. Im talking about weeding.

    Weeding is one of the (many) onerous gardening tasks and the rate at which the pesky things grow is amazing. They spread while youre not looking or while youre too busy with the other growing pile of insert pile of choice ironing? Dishes? Clutter? Paperwork? The thing about weeds is that theyre very competitive with anything else that grows; theyve evolved over millennia to out-compete all the namby cultivated plants. Theyve learned to germinate earlier, while the soil is still cold and wet, and to hang on in there, some of them re-growing from a tiny speck of root when you think youve pulled the blighters up.

    There are two main types of weed perennial (there forever) and annual (living for just one year, but spreading their seed around - forever). Perennials are tough and can spread quickly by sending out runners and underground roots that are hard to

    AprilThe Garden Shed

  • the garden

    Regular Garden Maintenance Hedge Cutting & Pruning Mowing Planting shrubs, fl owers & vegetables Garden Clearance Jet Washing No Job too big or too small

    LRL Garden ServicesContact John on 01233 613101M: 07702 023 454E: [email protected]

    UPGRADE& SAVE

    300CASH BACK*ON A GR2120

    UPGRADE& SAVE

    200CASH BACK*ON A T1880

    UPGRADE& SAVE

    200CASH BACK*ON A GR1600

    Sales with Service

    Henwood Road, Henwood Ind. Est.Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH

    www.listerwilder.co.uk01233 619 290 * Terms & conditions apply. See our website or contact your local dealer for details

    CASHBACKOFFERS

    eradicate, especially when they grow among existing plants. Annual weeds seem easier to control, but some can germinate and set their own seed within 3 weeks. And each plant contains thousands of seeds that can lie dormant in the soil for years.

    It helps if you can identify the seedling leaves of weeds that way you can get rid of them before they start spreading (key in weed seedling identifi cation on the computer and lots of useful info pops up). If you can get to them early, you may just need a hoe (and a trowel for the tricky ones left over from last

    year). I try to pull up weeds whenever I walk through the garden (and then leave irritating little piles of them around the place). But weeding regularly will help you to stay on top of them.

    So pick up your hoe, or choose an alternative weapon of mass destruction (but try to be kind to wildlife skulls on the side of weedkiller packaging dont bode well) and prepare for battle.

    Jo Arnell runs Gardening workshops in Woodchurch 01233 861186 www.hornbrookmanor.co.uk

    Please Mention The village directory When Responding to Adverts

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    Bespoke Timber Buildings, Sheds,Games Rooms, Stables, Gazebos.

    All aspects of Fencing & Decking, Patios and Concrete bases.

    Free no obligation quote - Friendly ServicePlease Call Edward on

    07923 490859 / 01233 733765

    EdwardsEdwardsDecking & Fencing

    STONE GREEN NURSERIESOpen Weekend Dates for this year 2012

    Fri 10am-5pm Sat, Sun & BHM 9am-5pm

    www.stonegreennurseries.co.uk

    Please remember we are only open on these dates We accept most major credit cards For detailed Directions Please use web-site Follow day-glow signs from A20 at Charing and A28 at Bethersden

    Truly a gardeners paradise

    *Shrubs* Trees* Herbaceous perennials* Climbers* *ferns*grasses*large plants for instant impact*

    Wholesale Nursery Open to the public

    We grow our vast range of plants with passion and pride for garden designers, landscapers, local nurseries,

    farm shops and other horticulture outlets.

    We have a truly exquisite range to offer you from the tried and tested to the more unusual. You will be making

    your selection

    nowledgeable staff to help answer your questions

    On the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th April Easter

    On our open weekends We invite you.

    direct from our growing beds! You cant buy fresher. Fantastic range and fair prices.

    Should you need help with your selection we also have k

    Pluckley Road Bethersden TN26 3ET

    March30th, 31st & 1st AprilApril6th, 7th ,8th &, 9th Easter27th, 28th & 29th May11th, 12th & 13th25th, 26th & 27thJune8th, 9th & 10thJuly6th, 7th & 8thAugust24th, 25th ,26th & 27thSeptember7th, 8th & 9th28th, 29th & 30th

    Wilson Landscapes Grass Cutting Hedge Cutting Tree Work Fencing Landscaping of New Build Gardens

    Domestic or Commercial Overgrown Garden Restoration Patios Turfi ng

    For a Free Quote Please Call Richard Wilson on 07792216613 or 01233 720891

    Over 20 years experience

    Landscaping & Garden Maintenance

    The fi nest quality cultivated turf from specialist turf farms nationwide, delivered promptly and direct at

    competitive prices. Screened topsoil Blended loam Top dressing Composts Bark mulches Decorative gravel Crushed slate Grass seed

    Railway sleepers Aggregates Rockery Stone Equestrian Surfacing Landscaping

    Delivered loose or in crane bags. Discount on bulk orderswww.ransleyturf.co.uk

    FREEPHONE 0800 096 16 17

    Please Mention The village directory When Responding to Adverts

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    AT THE EVEGATE CENTRESMEETH, ASHFORD

    We treat your pet as if it was our own

    Specialising in all pet animals including exotics& avian. Calm and friendly family run clinic.

    Open 7 days a weekFull emergency service

    Ample Free Parking

    CALL 01303 813756

    have even come to ask if the goats are have even come to ask if the goats are alright! I think they are more than alright, I alright! I think they are more than alright, I think they are fascinated..... I have to admit think they are fascinated..... I have to admit that I do not like the large machinery much. that I do not like the large machinery much. All the bits of machinery seem to be yellow All the bits of machinery seem to be yellow . Our vacuum cleaner is also yellow and that . Our vacuum cleaner is also yellow and that scares me too. I would like to point out here scares me too. I would like to point out here that I am of course a terribly brave cat- being that I am of course a terribly brave cat- being scared of a JCB just seems sensible to me! I scared of a JCB just seems sensible to me! I hope that by next month I can report that hope that by next month I can report that the machines have moved on!the machines have moved on!

    Do you remember I mentioned a stray grey Do you remember I mentioned a stray grey cat we had at the Clinic last month? Well, I cat we had at the Clinic last month? Well, I can report that he has found a wonderful can report that he has found a wonderful home. He has even been re-named home. He has even been re-named Montgomery after the clinic. Ebony and I Montgomery after the clinic. Ebony and I hope that he settles in quickly and soon hope that he settles in quickly and soon establishes with his humans that he is head establishes with his humans that he is head of the household!of the household!

    Mowgli Mowgli - Montgomery Veterinary Clinic- Montgomery Veterinary Clinic

    Hello Everyone, Mowgli here. I hope you are Hello Everyone, Mowgli here. I hope you are all well and enjoying the spring weather. It has all well and enjoying the spring weather. It has been quite a busy month in our house. Do you been quite a busy month in our house. Do you remember how I said it was cold going outside remember how I said it was cold going outside in the snow as I had clipped patches on my in the snow as I had clipped patches on my side? I was worried I might get pneumonia side? I was worried I might get pneumonia but I was fi ne. It was Dennis the goat who got but I was fi ne. It was Dennis the goat who got pneumonia just as the snow was thawing. He pneumonia just as the snow was thawing. He is very very old and he got pneumonia in the is very very old and he got pneumonia in the snow once before so whenever it gets cold the snow once before so whenever it gets cold the goats get special treatment (blooming goats. goats get special treatment (blooming goats. They are always getting special treatment as They are always getting special treatment as they are so naughty!)- extra straw in their shed, they are so naughty!)- extra straw in their shed, extra insulation on their shed and an extra extra insulation on their shed and an extra two meals a day with lots of carbohydrate to two meals a day with lots of carbohydrate to help keep them warm. Anyway, despite all this help keep them warm. Anyway, despite all this poor old Dennis got pneumonia and had to be poor old Dennis got pneumonia and had to be examined every day and to have a course of examined every day and to have a course of injections. Ebony and I increased the frequency injections. Ebony and I increased the frequency of our goat watch from the window to check of our goat watch from the window to check on him and on day 3 we were pleased to see on him and on day 3 we were pleased to see that things were returning to normal- Clive that things were returning to normal- Clive was injecting Dennis and Dennis was running was injecting Dennis and Dennis was running at Clive and trying to butt him. He didnt look at Clive and trying to butt him. He didnt look back from that moment on and I dont know back from that moment on and I dont know who was more pleased when the course of who was more pleased when the course of injections was over- Dennis or Clive!injections was over- Dennis or Clive!

    The other reason we have been busy this The other reason we have been busy this month is that there is building work in the fi eld month is that there is building work in the fi eld next to our garden. Every day a new and even next to our garden. Every day a new and even bigger piece of machinery arrives. The goats bigger piece of machinery arrives. The goats have been on watch- duty as well as they can have been on watch- duty as well as they can see quite well through our fence. They have see quite well through our fence. They have spent so much time at the fence bleating and spent so much time at the fence bleating and snorting at the workmen that some of them snorting at the workmen that some of them

    MowgliMowgli

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    Marsh Rd Hamstreet Ashford Kent TN26 2JE

    SMART SMART DOGSDOGSGROOMING GROOMING SERVICESERVICEEstablished 1997

    TEL: 01233 732505www.smartdogs-kent.co.uk

    Lorraine Horlock

    is Barking Mad and loves it.

    Barking Mad is the perfect alternative to kennels where dogs are cared for by a local,

    carefully selected host family to ensure that the dogs home life routine is maintained. In addition they enjoy lots of lovely walks and cuddles too. Bertie, one of her customers enjoys his rich tea biscuit every morning when at home so thats what he has when hes on holiday too!

    Lorraine explains After an initial consultation where we fi nd out all about your dogs everyday routine, likes and dislikes, they are then carefully matched to the most appropriate host family to ensure your pet has a wonderful stay, so that you can relax on your holiday too. Some of my customers had never been able to go away and leave their dog before but do so now knowing their pet will be safe, stress free and having a great time. Whilst you are on holiday you be updated by text to let you know how your dog is getting on, if you wish

    As one local customer said we were rather nervous when we left our two much loved dogs for the fi rst www.barkingmad.uk.com

    Let us arrange for yourdog/s to stay with one ofour local, carefullyselected, very specialfamilies because atBarking Mad we believeyour dog deserves aholiday too!

    The perfectalternative to

    kennels

    Tel: 01622 756530 [email protected] franchise owned and operated under licence by Lorraine Horlock

    For more info or to find out how to become a Host please contact Lorraine Horlock

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    time but now we couldnt be happier.The best part of Lorraines job is seeing her dog customers go away on holiday and then return having had a great time. Many of the host families live in the country so visiting dogs get lovely walks in our beautiful Kent countryside. As Lorraine says Sometimes I have great diffi culty getting them in the car to go home, although they are always very pleased to see their owners.

    Lorraine is also always looking for host families too. To be a host you need to be a dog lover, be at home most of the day, have a secure garden and be committed to maintaining a dogs home life routine. Lorraine says my hosts really look forward to their doggie guests coming to stay. It gives them all of the pleasure of having a dog with none of the fi nancial, emotional or full time commitment

    If you would like any more information please have a look at the website: http://www.barkingmad.uk.com or telephone Lorraine on 01622 756530

    Home From Home BoardingDoggy DayCare & Dog Walking

    www.dogaholics.co.ukE-mail: [email protected]

    DogaholicsDogaholics

    Tel: 01303 814468 Mob: 07810 441964

    Please Mention The village directory When Responding to Adverts

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  • Domestic & Commercial Pest Control - Fast Eff ective Service 7 Days a Week

    T: 01303 221008 Mobile: 07857-344 770

    Lympne Based CompanyCovering Ashford, Canterbury and all Rural Surrounding AreasCovering Ashford, Canterbury and all Rural Surrounding Areas

    Tel: 01233 840088or Freephone 0800 028 1391

    Tarmacadam Contractors

    A Multi-trade Company

    Tree surgery - Landscaping - Garden WorkDrive-ways & Patios

    Tel: 07979 003 291 / 01303 87524630 years Experience - fully insured - www.fabbuilders.com

    Fast Aff ordable BuildersF.A.B

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    Paul Smith Plumbing ServicesFOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS

    FREE ESTIMATESCall Paul on 01303 812965

    07794005909

    Advertise Here 16 per month plus vat

    10% discount on 6 month bookingsEasy monthly payment option available

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    Done & Dusted Lifestyle Services

    Also Off eringPet Sitting/Walking/Feeding Ironing

    Gardening Catering Floristry Shopping

    Tel: 07852 193 404

    Professional Domestic Cleaning Services Regular Cleans Moving and Tenancy Cleans One off Cleans Holiday Lets

    At Done and Dusted Lifestyle Services we off er bespoke cleaning and housekeeping services to make your life easier, and we are focused on providing a quality, confi dential service helping you to regain control of your precious time.

    We are experienced in all domestic and regular cleans, and if key holders it enables us to assist you in many other ways. Whether you require help with shopping, catering for a dinner party, or just stuck in traffi c and need the dog walking or letting out, at Done and Dusted we can help.

    Our personal chef can cater for all occasions and functions from a dinner party to weddings, banquets and buff ets and with a fl orist as member of our team, we can also provide fl oral arrangements for the event.

    And why waste your time waiting in for deliveries, servicing etc. when we can be there for you whilst carrying out a variety of

    tasks. Maybe treat yourself to a deep Spring clean, or come home to dinner in the oven.

    With a selection of off erings to choose from, including an experienced gardener, we are sure you will be happy working with us.

    For any further information or free quote please ring Marion tel. 07852193404

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    Antique and Second HandFurniture For Sale

    Restoration and Quality French Polishing

    Passionate About RecyclingAll Things Wooden

    Tel: 01303 813824Mobile: 07818 032088

    Unit 3,Wembdon Farm, Bower Road,Smeeth. (Nr Evegate)

    email [email protected]

    The Cabriole leg design has been around for hundreds of years and was commonly used in this country in the time of Queen Anne and Chippendale. Its a wonderful aesthetic shape when carved and shaped correctly, and is normally fi nished at the base by a simple pad shape, although looks even more interesting with a well carved hoof or ball and claw.

    Four footed mammals were the basis of the cabriole leg design, especially mammals like the goat. (They are part of the ungulate family which is not interesting at all, but I wanted to write the word ungulate).

    Years ago I broke my left leg, actually crashing into a car at 60 miles an hour whilst sitting on the back of a motorbike is what really broke my leg! I was a little alarmed at the consequential cast that was applied, I say it wasnt the cast, but the way it exaggerated the shape of my God given leg. I would like to blame the aforementioned crash for the odd shape but alas, another Tozer confession in this magazine will have to reveal that God gave me the legs of an ungulate.

    Basically I have a little bowed leg issue, my Dad used to say, for instance, that my legs were so bowed I couldnt stop a pig in a passage. Another favourite of his was that, on coming to see me take part in the school sports day, he said that I looked like an egg whisk trying to run.

    It was only then that I stared down at this oddly shaped cast and realised that my Dad had been right all along.

    I was actually half goat. So I have been thinking.

    On the upside however, if I unfortunately loose a leg, I have loads of Cabriole legs to choose from at my furniture Emporium.

    I was thinking I would probably go for one with the ball and claw feature, which could

    be an improvement to my human feet. I will also go for a little decoration, like a shell motif carved around the knee area, so once I am dressed and greeting my customers no one will ever know any diff erence!

    Richard Tozer

    Mr TumnusThe Furniture Restorer

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    Chimney Sweeping ServicesChimney Sweeping ServicesBrush and VacBrush and Vac

    Friendly, Clean, Reliable Service

    Every Type Of Flue SweptPots, Cowls & Bird Guards Fitted

    Stove InstallationsNACs Certifi cates Issued

    Fully InsuredBest Possible Prices on all FiresBest Possible Prices on all Fires

    Local Family Run BusinessWeddings Attended

    All Areas Covered

    BENSKOBENSKO

    Tel: 01303 221008M: 07857 344770e: [email protected]

    A CLEAN CHIMNEY IS A SAFE CHIMNEYA CLEAN CHIMNEY IS A SAFE CHIMNEY

    Professional unique intensive valet process Range & AGA specialist All ovens, hobs, extractor fans & microwaves Environmentally friendly, no toxic chemicals, no fumes See ovenu.co.uk for a video of the valet process Ovenu Ashford is approved by Trading Standards Contact Richard at Ovenu Ashford 01233 380023 or 0800 1409800

    The Handy Household - New Ways With NewspapersWhile we all know that our daily newspaper is a source of news and entertainment, what you might not realise is that it is an extremely useful product to keep around the house. So, next time youre about to recycle your old newspapers, stop for a minute and consider the following uses.Newspaper is a very absorbent material - it has to be to absorb the ink thats printed on it. But this means that its also fantastic at absorbing all sorts of moisture. One of the most useful ways of taking advantage of this characteristic is that of drying out leather shoes and bags. Simply place crumpled newspaper in the shoes or bag overnight and in the morning not only will they be dry, but there wont be any water stains.If you come home with wet wellies or snow boots, placing them on a pile of old newspapers will avoid creating messy puddles on the fl oor.Newspaper will absorb any odours in shoes, lunch boxes or vegetable drawers. Just place a balled-up piece of newspaper in the offending items and it will deodorise them in no time.You can use newspaper for cleaning tough marks off mirrors and windows by using cleaning fl uid on the paper. To clean antique glass that might be damaged by cleaning solutions, use the paper with a solution of one part white vinegar to one part warm water.With all these versatile uses, lets hope the digital age doesnt signal the end for the newspaper, because its clearly not just for reading the news.

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    Please Mention The village directory When Responding to AdvertsPl M ti Th iill dii t Wh R di t Ad t

    Approved Retailers& Sales Centre

    SOLD BY SPECIALISTS, FITTED BY EXPERTS

    Hudson House, 12 Roper Road Canterbury Kent CT2 7EH

    Tel: 01227 788588w: www.clarkscanterbury.come: [email protected]

    Carpets and Floor Coverings

    e: [email protected]

    SOLD BY

    SPECIALISTS, FITTED

    BY EXPERTS

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    16Size mattersStart by considering the size of desk you require. The bigger the better you will never regret having plenty of space on which to spread out. Do you also need a table and chairs for meetings, or perhaps a sofa or chaise longue on which to recline and read or think? And storage is vital, whether its a shelf above the desk, plan chests, ling cabinets, drawers or stacking boxes. Bear in mind that some things will need to be within arms reach, while less-used items can be stored on high shelves or deep cupboards, not necessarily in the same room. In awkward rooms, such as lofts, under-stairs or other small areas, built-in storage will make the most of the space; otherwise you may consider cheaper, free-standing options.

    Get technicalA good start is to count up your electrical appliances and ensure that you install enough plug sockets in the right places (about three inches above the work surface is good, plus some hidden lower down, too) to accommodate them all. Place electrical items together so you dont end up with long stretches of cable between them, and clip trailing wires to backs of table legs where possible. Alternatively, going wireless eliminates some cables entirely, and gives you greater exibility about where to site your equipment.

    Light fantasticGood task and general lighting is vital to avoid eye strain when working at home. The more natural light the better though beware glare from direct sun, and position your desk at right angles to a window if possible. For working on dim days and in the evenings, t overhead lighting that doesnt cast any shadows over your working area track lighting, spots inset into the ceiling and wall lamps are all options. Desk lamps should ideally be adjustable. Alternatively, consider wiring one or two adjustable lamps into the wall above your desk.

    Fabulous furnitureConventional offi ce furnishings are great for effi ciency, but tend to look out of place in a home. While ensuring that your desk and chair are comfortable, seek out furnishings that suit your

    Home OfficeWhether you have a dedicated

    room, a corner of the kitchen,

    a converted outbuilding or are

    simply looking to squeeze an

    offi ce in under the stairs, our

    expert Katherine Sorrells guide

    will help you create a work

    space thats not just effi cient and

    functional, but also inviting and

    comfortable.

    In this pretty home offi ce, a wall shelf and natural, neutral storage boxes, baskets, bags and trays from The Holding

    Company (020 8445 2888; theholdingcompany.co.uk) provide a variety of storage for papers and other work essentials.

    Create the Perfect

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    17by Katherine Sorrell

    home and your personality. Plenty of chain stores and independent shops sell home offi ce furniture at a range of prices, but you could also consider hunting around junk shops, second-hand offi ce furniture stores and salvage yards for interesting alternatives, such as old school lockers, a trestle resting on a pair of metal ling cabinets, a distressed kitchen unit or a desktop made from blackboard. Add functional accessories that will brighten up your day, such as colourful waste bins or funky pen holders, and some nishing touches, such as plants, pictures and scented candles that will make this a space where you really want to spend time.

    Shared spacesIf your offi ce space is shared with your dining room, kitchen, bedroom or living room, you will probably want to conceal it as much as possible when its not in use. Build a large cupboard in a recess next to a chimneybreast, for example, and behind the doors you should be able to squeeze in a desk with some shelving above. In a kitchen you might consider removing a unit. That said, think carefully about whether the rooms two purposes will con ict if you need to work with the children running around, or when a partner wants to sleep, its going to be a problem. You might be better off converting the loft, or tting an offi ce under the stairs, on a large landing or even in the garden shed.

    Top: This clever extendable letter rack can either be placed on your desk or mounted on the wall. Extension magazine rack, 35.55, Red Candy (0121 2247728; redcandy.co.uk).

    Bottom: File away your work disks in plain and simple labelled boxes. Kassett CD boxes with lids, 2.99 each, Ikea (0845 358 3363; ikea.co.uk).

    Please Mention The village directory When Responding to Adverts

    Open Tues - Fri 10am - 4pmSat 10am - 1pmCall Now For a Free Consultation

    Images Courtesy of Sanderson

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    VegetablesAsparagusBroccoli (Purple SproutingCarrotsCabbage

    Caulifl owerGreensKaleSwede

    SaladLettuceRadishesRocket

    SorrelSpring Onions

    FishCocklesCodCrabHalibutJohn Dory

    Seasonal Delights

    BASE 3 eggs 70g caster sugar 50g plain fl our 2 tbsp cocoa powderMOUSSE 2 x 150g bars good quality white chocolate, broken into pieces

    3 tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 300ml double cream 3 large egg whites

    2 tsp powdered gelatineGLAZE

    85g plain chocolate 20g unsalted butter 4 tbsp double cream

    Melted white chocolate and small candy coated chocolate eggs, to decorate

    Serves 8Perfect for a special Easter Sunday meal this indulgent dessert has a chocolate sponge base, creamy white chocolate mousse fi lling and a rich and dark chocolate glaze. It can be prepared the day before or made a couple of weeks in advance and frozen.

    Easter Chocolate Mousse Cake

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Grease and line the base of a 20 cm round spring-form tin. To make the base, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water until very thick and pale the whisk should leave a trail in the mixture when lifted.

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    The bene ts of activityRegular exercise has a huge number of bene ts: it strengthens your muscles, aiding mobility and reducing the risk of falls and conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and osteoporosis (brittle bones). It also helps to reduce the risk of other conditions, such as diabetes and stroke. It improves coordination and balance and encourages a healthy appetite, regular bowel movements and means you are more likely to sleep well at night. It also stimulates the brain, so that youre less likely to suff er from stress or depression.

    Small amounts of regular exercise or activity is better for you than a big burst of energy one day and then nothing for the rest of the week. And exercise doesnt have to mean going to the gym - there is plenty you can do at home and while youre out and about to keep active.

    At home you can tackle the garden - just a little weeding or pruning is using your muscles and keeping them exible; and even housework is great for strengthening muscles. Try an exercise DVD at home - and ask a friend to join you to make it more fun. Walk as much as you can each day - to the local shops or library and take up some social activities that will encourage you to meet other people as well as

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    Keeping mentally stimulatedStudies show that the more you use your brain the more mentally active youll remain. As well as slowing down memory loss (although youre still likely to forget things!), you can also reduce the chances of conditions such as Alzheimers. As with physical exercise, keeping mentally active can also help to reduce stress and depression.

    There are many activities that can help to keep your brain mentally agile. At home you can tackle crossword puzzles, Sudoku or chess. Maybe now is the time to start reading all those books you never had time for when you were working? It is also possible to train your mind by using trigger words to jog your memory. Using sticky notes on the fridge will help to remind you of what you need to do that day.

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    ACTUALLY, THIS GAME IS REALITY!

    Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just cant seem to see it. THE MAGICAL BANK IS TIME! Each awakening morning we receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us. What we havent lived up that day is forever lost. Yesterday is forever gone. Each morning the account is refi lled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time... WITHOUT WARNING.

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