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Tcherryproducessingleordoublewhiteorpinkbloomsonuprightorweepingstemsandwillbringatouchofarchitecturalbeautytoyourspringgarden.Agenusofmorethan200intotheUKintheearlytwentiethcentury.Prunusisadmiredforitsbeautifulspringblossomfruitandlaterautumncolour.Aswellascherrythegenusincludesalmondapricotnectarinepeachandplum.Allvarietiesthriveinanopensunnylocationinwell-drainedsoil.Pruningisrarelynecessarybutwhenunavoidableisbestdoneinlatesummersothatthecutscanhealbeforewinter.Theornamentalcherryhasbeenbredfromwildvarietiestoproduceimpressivelargeblossomsforasensationaldisplay.Cupbowlorsaucer-shapedweepingstemsandaregenerallyKursarisasmalltreewithbeautifuldeep-pinksaucer-acrosswhichgrowprofuselyinclustersofthreeorfouronbarestems.Itprovidesalovelysplashtreessuchasmagnoliasbegintofullyhardyitwillgrowupto8m26fttallandwide.Shirofugenisasmalldeciduouscrown.Itsleaveswhenyoungareadeepcoppery-brownchangingto5cminwidthareadullpinkwheninbudopeningwhiteandfadingtopinkBothAccoladeandPinkPerfectionarecompactroundedtreeswhichgrowfrom3to8minheight.Theybothhavedarkpinkgreenfoliage.Maintenanceiseasyandtheyareveryhardy.cherryisstunninginalawnorborderprovidingmassesofspringblossomandlaterdappledsummershade.Clustersleavesappear.Itwilltolerateallsoilsapartfromwater-loggedorchalksoilsandwillgrowinfullsunorpartshade.Sargentiiisasmall1.5-3mcompactroundedtreewithanattractivearchitecturalform.IthasdarkpinkRosemarysBringaniconofspringintoyourMarchgardenwiththeprunusorfloweringcherryGardenGARDENOUTDOORS22DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadverts www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine23inspringandisveryhardy.Amanogawaisarchitecturalandcolumn-shaped.Mediumgrowingfrom3-8minheightithasdarkverytough.SomeprunusaregrownfortheirdistinctiveshinybarkforexampleP.MaackiiandP.Serrula.ThewildcherryPrunusaviumhasbeencultivatedforitsediblefruitforthousandsofyears.ThereisevenevidencethatwildcherriesgrewintheBronzeAge.Todayprunusaviumiscultivatedforitsfruitandalargenumberofvarietiesaregrown.Aswellasbeingcultivateditstillgrowsinthewildandisoftenfoundinbeechwoods.TopTenJobsforMarchGetyourlawnintogoodconditionbytrimmingtheedgesbrushingoffwormcastsregularlyandre-seedinganybarepatches.Mowifthegrassisgrowingandfeedwithaspringfertiliser.Earlyspringisagoodtimetoplantgeraniumsastrantiaandorientalpoppies.Protectthebloomsofcamelliasrhododendronsandazaleasbyplacingcontainersinashelteredspotawayfromtheearlymorningsun.Brightenupyourcontainerswithspringbeddingplantssuchasdoubledaisiesprimulasforget-me-notsandwallowers.Keepdeadheadingwinterpansiestoencouragenewowers.Pruneyoursummer-oweringshrubssuchasbuddleyahydrangeaandhardyfuchsiasandtrimwinter-oweringheatherstoremovedeadbloomsbutdonotcutintothedeadwood.Startpruningearlyoweringshrubslikeforsythiaastheirdisplaynishes.Deadheaddaffodilsindividuallyastheowersfade.Leavethestalksandleavestodiedownnaturally.Withhyacinthsstripoffthesmallbloomsonebyoneasthestemscontinuetomanufacturefood.Thisisthemainpruningseasonforallrosesexceptramblers.Removedeadordamagedstemsstartingwithclimbersandmovingontoshrubroses.Ifitismildfeedroseslaterinthemonth.Summer-oweringclematisthatbloomonthecurrentseasonsgrowthsuchasetoilevioletneedtohavelastyearsgrowthprunedoutnow.Alsoprunedeciduousclimberslikewinterjasmineandhoneysuckle. 24DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsSolarThermalHotWaterAirSourceHeatPumpsGroundSourceHeatPumpsUnderfloorHeatingBoilerReplacementHeatRecoveryVentilationSolarPanelsLightingInstallationsSystemIntegrationT01234510102Eenquiriescoopersaunders.co.ukWwww.coopersaunders.co.ukCallDanielforafreenoobligationquotationorjustforadvice0123482321507729573151GardenMaintenanceLandscapingSpecialistsLandscapingpatiospathwaysturfingfencinggravellowmaintenancegardensMaintenancehedgetrimminggrasscuttingweedcontrolclearancetreeworkLWSisawellestablishedfamilyruntradingstandardsapprovedgardenservicesproviderperformingeverythinginthegardenfromcreationtomaintenance.AllwasteremovedFullyInsuredFriendlyreliableserviceataffordableratesBedfordModernJuniorSchoolteacherEdWarrenistakingpartintheVirginLondonMarathononSunday21ApriltoraisefundsforLeukaemiaandLymphomaResearch.Themarathonconsistsof26milesand385yardsthroughLondonpostatTheMall.EdwhowasinspiredtotakepartbyoneofhispupilsexplainedYear4pupilJackBurnettwasdiagnosedwithAcuteLymphoblasticLeukaemiain2007andisnowinremission.Lastyear10-year-oldJackwaschosenastheLocalHerofortheCambridgelegofSirIanBothamsGreatBritishWalkandJuniorSchoolstafftogetherwithYear3andYear4pupilstookpartinthesponsoredwalkaroundWimpoleHall.IamimpressedwiththebraveryandcouragethatJackdisplaysandalthoughIhaveneverrunamarathonbeforeIwantedtogetinvolvedintheLondon2013MarathonandraisefundsforLeukaemiaandLymphomaResearchhecontinued.JacksmotherErikaBurnettcommentedWethinkitiswonderfulthatMrWarrenhaschosentorunthisyearsmarathoninaidofLeukaemiaLymphomaResearchandwanttothankhimforalltheencouragementandsupporthehasgivenJack.BedfordModernSchoolsHealthandFitnessManagerLouiseDearhasdevisedatrainingprogrammeforEdinvolvingweeklysessionsintheSchoolsFitnessinorderforSuitehimtoreachoptimumphysicalfitness.AnyoneinterestedinsupportingEdWarreninhisfundraisingforLeukaemiaandLymphomaResearchcandonateviahttpuk.virginmoneygiving.comedwarrenSchoolTeachersMarathonCharityEffortBedfordModernJuniorSchoolteacherEdWarrenwithYear4pupilJackBurnett www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine25ChrisDunneBuildingMaintenancewww.chrisdunnebuildingandmaintenance.co.uk101GeorgeStreetBedfordMK403SJ01234261682FamilyRunBusinessQualityFinishCompetitivelyPricedLoftConversionsExtensionsRenovations 26DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsKnottingmaybeaverysmallsettlementbutithasitsownbookofpoemsTheKnottingSequencewrittenbyMartinBoothwholivedinKnottinginthe1970sandbecameasuccessfulnovelistandscriptwriter.HesawlinksbetweenthepresentandtheAnglo-Saxonpast.EarlySaxonsettlementshadnamesendinginingmeaningpeopleofsoCnottasettledtheresometimeinthefthtoseventhcenturywiththepeopleofCnotorCnotsLot.Thereisroomtoparkbythechurchalmostcertainlythesmallestinthecountyandbuiltoflimestonerubblewithafewpebblesonthenorthsideandsomeironstone.InthechurchyardisanancientcrossintothebaseonwhichhavebeencarvedthenamesofthosewhodiedintheGreatWar.Thetowerlouvresaredated1716andhaveheart-shapedcut-outs.1615isthedateonthetopsectionofthetower.Theclockhasonlyonehandandispresumablyearly.Thereisamassdialonthewallofthesouthaisle.FortunatelythechurchislookedafterbytheChurchesConservationTrustandisopen.PartscertainlythenarrowtowerarchwhichwouldhavebeenthemainentrancedatebacktotheAnglo-Saxonperiod.ThereissomeveryneNormandogstoothcarvingonthechancelarchdatingtoabout1130.Thewesternmostreplacementtie-beamdated1669withthecarpentersinitialsCWrestsoncomiccorbelheads.Thereisatwo-levelpulpitindarkpanellingandwithatestertheuppersectionwouldhavebeenusedforsermons.SomeftypegsforgentlemenshatshavebeenretainedandrushmattinghasbeenreplacedbehindpewsatthebacktopreventlimewashcomingoffonpeoplesSundayBest.Researchrevealedthewallswereoriginallyawarmpinktoneandthishasbeenrecreated.TheelegantlyengravedtombslabofRobertMaxeyjustwestofthechancelgatescarriesanamusingwarningbasicallyItslaterthanyouthink.Lightinginthenavehasbeenconvertedtoelectricitybutthettingsstilllooklikeoillampsandthereisabronzecandelabruminthechancel.ThefactthatKnottingwasachapelryofMelchbournewheretheKnightsTemplarshadabaseisprobablythereasonthechurchisdedicatedtoStMargaretofAntiochsincecrusadersbroughtbackknowledgeofhercultfromtheNearEast.RefusinganofferofmarriagefromaRomanofcialwhodemandedsherenounceChristianitysheapparentlysurvivedbeingburntbeingthrownintoacauldronofboilingwaterandbeingfedtoadragonwhichvomitedheroutsincehercrucixcauseditdiscomfort.Finallybeheadedshebecamethepatronsaintofpregnantwomen.ArticlesexhibitedbyWalterWalkerofcialCommissiaryfortheArchdeaconryofBedfordagainstAnthonyBourneandEdmundHewittChurchwardensAwalkinKnottingTheOusevalleyisrichinnaturalbeautyandhistoricalinterest.ThismonthAnnHagentakesusonawalkthroughKnottinghighlightingpointsofinterestalongtheway. www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine27ofKnottingwhowereboundtopreventprofanationsofthechurchstatedTheyknewthatuponShroveTuesdayintheyears16341635and1636inthechancelofthesaidchurchinoraboutthesacredplacewherethecommuniontablestandstherewereghtingcocksbroughtthitherandcockghtingsthereheldandmanypersonsassembledtobeholdthesameandtobetandlaywagersuponBourneandHewittwerepresentasactorsandspectatorsandlaughedandsportedthereatandmostprofanelyabusedthesaidconsecratedplace.Therectorwassaidtohaveparticipatedinthewagers.Sincethentoatleastthe1960straditionmaintainedthatthechancelgatesremainedlockedexceptduringservices.Iamsuretherewillhavebeennountowardgoings-onthisShroveTuesdayandthechurchwillretainitstranquiltimelessatmosphere.GlebeCottagebehindthechurchissaidtohavebeentheoldrectoryinwhichcasetheparishseemsnottohavehadarichliving.ThebridlewaybesideitleadsoverthebordertoNorthamptonshire.Thiscornerofthevillagehasalsotwopairsofpost-warcouncilhousestheFestivalofBritainvillagesignandnoticeboard.OppositethechurchisManorFarmanineteenth-centuryhouseinbrickandslate.In1247LordoftheManorJohnBuszardsummonedninefreemenandonewomantoshowbywhatrighttheyclaimedcommoninhisland.BytheformalagreementarrivedattheywouldgivehimthreedaysploughingandthreedayshoeingreapingandfencingtwohensatChristmasandtwelveeggsatEaster.Inreturntheygotcommoninaspeciedareainthelandsofhisvilleinsandfallowlandsafterthecropwascarriedbutnotinhisdemesnedomain.Thesameyearreferstotheyearwhentheeldliesfallow.BythistimetheboundariesofthevillagemusthavebeendenedasaSouldropmantriedtosharethecommonbutwasdebarred.Walksouth-westalongtheThreeShiresWaywhichfollowstheroadatthispointandturnrightwhenitleavestheroadtogoacrossaeld.Turnleftalongabridlewayfollowitalongbyastreamandthenleftalongthesideofthewood.GreatWestWoodnowinthehandsoftheForestryCommissionisperhapsaremnantoftheoldroyalforest.In1176thewholevillagewasnedtwomarksfortrespassinthekingsforest.Inthe1270sHughBossardperhapsadescendantofJohnBuszardhadwarrenandchaseallowedtherighttokeeprabbitsandtogohuntingtheperksofalordofthemanor.PerhapsThomasTyringhamofHinwickwasLordoftheManorin1604becauseitwastohimthatJamesIwroteconcerningthepreservationofreddeeratKnotting.ThebridlewaywilltakeyoubacktotheroadjustnorthofKnottingGreenwhichisworthadetour.Thereisapairofsubstantialcottagesdated1908withinitialsSWthentheformerWesleyanChapelsetbackslightlyfromtheroad.NextisapairofdecorativecottageswithdogstoothbrickworkandtheblueStaffordshirebrickswhichwerefashionableatthetimetheywerebuilt1868.TheinterestingVictorianredbrickterracedated1861waspresumablybuiltfortenantsoftheDukeofBedfordlandowneratthetime.OntheoppositesideoftheroadalmosthiddenbehindanimposingrowofhorsechestnutsandabrickpillarwithaVictorianpostboxisanotherfarmhouse.Takecarewalkingbackuptheroadasoncomingvehiclesdontexpectwalkersbutthereisalotofbirdlifeinthehedgesincludingsomehandsomecockpheasants. 28DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsYourdreambathroomisonlyaphonecallaway...telephone01234347255emailinfocphplumbingandheating.comwebwww.cphplumbingandheating.comCompletebathroompackagefromdesignsupplytoinstallationFREEquotationand3DbathroomdesignseeyourbathroombeforeitisfittedBathroomswetroomsensuitesAllplumbingtilingelectricalandjoineryworkundertakenLetCPHtransformyourbathroomcallustodayPropertyServicesbasedinRiseleyBedfordshireContactDavidforaFREEappraisalandquotationConversionsKitchensBathroomsPlasteringDecoratingFlooringTilingRefurbishmentsRepairsBrickworkFencingDrivewaysPatiosDeckingFasciasGutteringRenovationBuildingMaintenanceT01234708766M07766166705Edav8grnbtinternet.comNewGarageDoorsfullyinstalledfrom450includingVATQuoteOVLwhenenquiringSpecialOfferwww.4countiesgaragedoors.co.ukUNIT13SERGEANTSWAYELMSFARMIND.ESTBEDFORDMK410EHPleasevisitourlocalBedfordshowroomforfriendlyadviceandtoseeworkingdisplays.WesupplyandinstallallleadingbrandsofgaragedoorsincludingNovofermHormannCardaleGaradorandHenderson.Wecanalsorepairandautomatemostexistinggaragedoors.BEDFORD01234355881 www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine29 30DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsStarClubiscontinuingtobuildanexcitingjuniorrowingprojectwithlocalschoolsundertheleadershipofCommunityRowingCoachMarkBavington.LastmonththeJuniorseachrepresentingtheirownschoolandtheclubracedatBedfordHeadoftheRiveroutmore.BiddenhamUpperSchoolsRebeccaBennewithandAmyStocktonplusSharnbrookUppersLillyPapworthjoinedforceswiththeseniorwomentowinbothofsecondfastestfemaletimesoftheday.RebeccasaidRacingatalocaleventisveryspecialasourparentsfriendsandfamilycancomedownandseewhatwearedoingandbepartoftheaction.SheaddedWhenitisacoldwetandwindydaytheneveryoneelsereallyseesandfeelshowdedicatedweareTheboyseightproducedanimpressiveperformanceintheireventanddespiteonlyhavinghadsixpracticeoutingsinthissweepoardisciplineweresecondbehindBedfordSchoolwhoseDirectorofRowingPeteMulkerrinsisalsoaStarClubmember.TomMorganfromSharnbrookUpperSchoolcommentedWehaveonlyrecentlyaddedsweepoarrowingtoourskillsbasesoitwasnervewrackingandexcitingItsworkinprogressforusandwecanonlyracewhatisoutthere2ndwasgoodenoughfornow.TeammateChrisSonsinoaddedBeingpartofthisisbrillianteveryoneisexcitedaboutwhatwearedoingandhowweareallmovingforwardtousandeveryoneinvolvedthisreallyisamassivedealIncidentallyStarClubsseniormenseightproducedthefastestoveralltimeofthedayandwiththeDirectorofRowingatBedfordModernSchoolAliBrownaboardclearlyshowedthatrowinginBedfordistrulypullingtogetherTheathletesthensplitintotheirmorefamiliarquadruplescullseventsandproducedaseriesofimpressiveresults.TheSharnbrookandWoottonpupilsofTomMorganTonyStrattonTomColbertTomTuguluandChrisSonsinocombinedtomaketwodifferentcrewsbothofwhichwonandpostedthe1stand2ndfastesttimesforafourmanboatoftheday.TheyoungerboysofBillySandersConorMcCarthyConnorTuguluJakeBundyTullyOwenWilliamWhiteDarrenSangsterandTomStacefromSharnbrookBiddenhamMarkRutherfordandBedfordModernSchoolhadagooddaysracingtoowinningtwofurthereventsincludingaone-twointheJ164x.RowingitsamassivedealSPORTMembersoftheJuniorsquadshowothepartnerschoolspullingtogethergetsresults www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine31CoachMarkBavingtonsaidImproperlyimpressedwithalloftheperformancestodaytheathletescanclearlyseethatthetimeandefforttheyputingivesthemtherewardstheywantandthesatisfactionthattheyearneditthemselves.WatchingtheracingwerevarioussupportersandpartnersoftheJuniorsquadincludingDavidRussellChiefExecutiveoftheHarpurTrustwhichprovidesfundingtowardsthecostoftheCommunityRowingCoach.DavidcommentedItwasquiteathrilltoseetheJuniorsfromalltheirvariousschoolsinaction.Itwasanearlystartonacoldwetbrightenedbytheperformancesoftheseyoungathletes.AndrewWhomsleyfromRedborneUpperSchoolsaidWatchingtheboyseightchargedownthecoursewasgreatespeciallywitheachparticipatingschoolrecognisedontheirracingkit.FinishingfourthtotwoCambridgeCollegesandBedfordSchoolwascompetitiverace.UppercommentedThestrengthofthisinitiativeliesineveryoneworkingtogetherthisisproducingathletesonthewaterplusyoungleadersandrolemodelsoffit.ManyparentsturnedouttowatchandoneWarrenOwensaidWeresoimpressedattheprogressourkidshavemade.TheirdedicationdeterminationandweseethisontheriverandinschoolevenroundthehouseHewentonSeeingthemraceonhomewaterisgreattooaswecanmakeitafamilyeventandcomeandcheerthemon.FormerOlympicrowingchampionTimFostersupportsthejuniorstooandsaidTheJuniorsquaddeliverssomanysimilaropportunitiesthatIhadatschool.ThisisaGoldstandardprojectandIurgepeopletogetinvolvedandsupportit.DanLewisofLWSGrouphasdoneexactlythatsayingWhatthesekidsareachievingisbrilliant.Itisano-brainertogetinvolvedandsupportthemthatneedsactionandwehavetakenactionasalwaysatLWSTonyStevensofAESConstructionhasfollowedsuitThesortofqualitiesthatthisprojectisbringingoutinyoungpeopleareexactlythesortofqualitiesthatmakethemsoemployable.Thisismorethansportthisasaninvaluableinvestmentintheirfutures.JulesHankstheJuniorCaptainconcludedIamextremelyproudofmyathletesandtheworkthatawaytohelpthestudentsunlockabitmoreoftheirfullpotentialandourabsolutepriorityistobuildonthefoundationswehaveestablished.FormoreinformationvisittheIanRoweofGoldFeverPersonalPerformancecoachingwww.gold-fever.net 32DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsSpiralscombineselementsofPilatesYogaandBalletandfusesthemtogetherintoaclassthatincreasesflexibilitymobilityco-ordinationandbalance.Pilatesisaseriesofcontrolledmovementsdesignedtoincreaseflexibilitytonestrengthenthebodyandfocusthemind.supportingyourwell-beingYouonlyhaveonespinelookafteritwellNorthBedsOsteopathshasbeenestablishedinBromhamsince1990.Weareexperiencedintreatingbothadultsandchildren.WecanhelpwithmanyproblemsincludingBackneckjointmuscularproblemsSportsinjuriesWorkstrainsHeadachesBackpainetcduringpregnancyCranialosteopathyavailableOpenMondaytoSaturdayinBromhamMaleandfemalepractitionersinBromhamExperiencedfully-qualiedosteopathsRegisteredwiththeGeneralOsteopathicCouncilJasonD.PinnyNDDOJoanneE.PinnyNDDOAssociates2aGrangeLaneBromhamBedfordMK438NPPhone01234823621NewSharnbrookpracticenowopenatMillhouseHotelPleasecallfordetailswww.northbedsosteos.co.uk www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine33Bedfordbusinesseshavewelcomedtheideaofaboatbringingnewcustomerstothetownin2013.RecognisingtheriverasbeingoneofthetopattractionsinthetowntheboardoftheBusinessImprovementDistrictBedfordBIDhasagreedtogive5000towardsthecraft.BIDChairKevinKavanaghhascampaignedforgreateruseoftheriversideforsomeyears.TogetherwithBIDmemberDominicMillsGeneralManageroftheBedfordSwanHotelwhichsitsalongsideTheEmbankmentKevinmetwithBedfordMiltonKeynesWaterwaysTrustChairGrahamMabbuttandfellowmemberPatrickHallformerMPandpartoftheteamwhichoriginallyfoundedtheBIDin2005todiscusstheidea.AsubsequentmeetingoftheBedfordBIDboardagreedthesponsorshipbecauseofthebenetsitwillbringtothewholetown.BedfordBIDwillpromotetowncentrebusinessestocustomerscomingtoBedfordforboattrips-sowhenpeoplestepontodrylandtheyknowwheretoshopandeatfortherestofthedayorevening.ChristinaRoweDirectorofBedfordBIDsaidWearemakingasmallcontributiontowardssomethingwhichwillbeofabigbenettoBedford.Peoplearealwayssayingthatwedonotmakeenoughofthetownsgreatestassetandhereissomethingwhichwillbringnewcustomersintothetowncentre.Theboatwillbelaunchedinthespringof2013.www.lovebedford.co.ukLoveBedfordwelcomesboatDominicGrahamPatrickandKevinatthecanalplanalongsidetheTownBridgeinBedford 34DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsConservationRestorationPreservationSpecialistRoongContractorFreeQuotationFriendlyTeamSkilledTradesmenT01234823367Einfonsecontracts.co.ukwww.nsecontracts.co.ukTogettandloseweightthisyearWith11traininginacoolprivatespaceandsomefreshnewexerciseclassesliketheseFatburner-AresultsprovenfatstrippingcardiotoneclassMon10.45-11.45amThurs9.30-10.30amBoxnBurn-StrongisthenewskinnyGetleanmeanwithcardiostrengthboxingdrillscircuitsNEWCLASSstartingSat2ndMarch7.45amWeds8.00pm-9.00pmcontinuingBootcampsAnearlymorningoutdoorexercisesessionformenwomenthatwillchallengeyourtnesssoyouseebigresultsTuesThurs6.00-7.00amSun7.30-8.30amRegenerator-Chill-AchilledyogapilatesblendclassFri10.45-11.45amDynamicYogaFit-ExtrastrongleansupplewiththisclassMon8.30-9.30pmCallDanielon01234823215or07729573151www.bedspartytents.co.ukBEDSPARTYTENTSHireofpartytentsgazebosinvarioussingularsizesfrom4mx4mto10mx4mandinanycombinations.Perfectforallprivateorcorporatefunctionswhereanadditionalroomorentertainmentspaceisrequired.Tablesandchairsalsoavailableforhire.Excellentrates.Deliveredfullyerectedatatimetosuityou. www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine35BedfordCountyAC75thBirthday2012wasanamazingyearforsportinthiscountryandtheLondonOlympicswastheicingonthecake.YouwillallrememberSuperSaturdaywhenTeamGBwonsixmedalsincludingGoldforMoFarahJessEnnisandGregRutherfordintheAthleticsstadium.Wehadsomuchtocelebrate.BedfordCountyAthleticClubwillalsobecelebratingin2013whenitachievesasignicantmilestonethe75thanniversary.Theclubplanstocelebrateandislookingforpastmemberstohelpmakethesecelebrationsevenmorespecial.Iftheclubhadamajorimpactonyouorifyoumadeasignicantcontributiontotheclubperhapsyouwereaclubrecord-holderorevenwonrepresentativehonoursthentheclubwouldliketohearfromyou.AlthoughBedfordCountyisnowwidelyrecognisedforitsfamousblueandwhitevestsarethereathletesouttherewhocompetedwearingtheoriginalredclubvestBedfordCountywouldliketohearfromyoutoo.TheclubhassuccessfullynurturedmanynationalandworldclassathletesmostnotablyPaulaRadcliffeWorldMarathonrecordholder.TodayBedfordCountyisoneofthelargestandmostsuccessfulathleticsclubsintheUKwithover450membersofallages.AnditsnotjustTrackandFieldathleticsthattheclubhasbecomewellknownfor.CrossCountryracingisalsoamajorfeatureinthewinterwithsuccessfulteamsofallages.BedfordCountyisrunbyvolunteerswhogiveuptheirtimetocoveradministrationcoachingteammanagementofciatingatmeetingsandorganisingevents.Altogethertheygiveover10000hourseachyeartohelpdeveloptalentedandoutstandingathletesonaveragetheclubproducesthreeseniorInternationalandtwojuniorGBEnglandteammemberseveryyear.BasedattheBedfordInternationalAthleticsStadiumonBarkersLaneanotsowellknownfactisthatthefacilityisthemost-usedathleticscentreintheUKforofcialchampionshipeventshelpingtoputBedfordrmlyonthesportingmap.Tocelebrateits75thyeartheclubisplanningsomespecialeventsinthesummerthatwillincludeaTrackFieldcompetitionandamixofsocialactivitiesforallages.Soifyouareoneofthepeoplewhohadaspecialassociationwiththeclubtheyarekeentohearfromyou.Email2013eventsbedfordandcountyac.org.ukorwriteto2013EventsBedfordInternationalAthleticsStadiumBarkersLaneMK419SB. 36DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsMOTORSIboughtadogfrommylocalblacksmithyesterday.AssoonasIgotithomeitmadeaboltforthedoor.SohavingsecuredthehouseIwanderedalongtotheMercedes-BenzpressdaywiththeintentionoftryingthenewelectricSMARTcarforareport.ThreewereparkedupoutsidebutunfortunatelytheywereallonchargeandIfanciedatestdrivealittlefurtherthanthelengthoftheextensionleadsothatwillneedtowaitforanotherday.ButwhileIwasthereIspottedaninteresting-lookingelectricbicyclealsobyMercedesalsobrandedasSMART.FortunatelythisdidhavesomechargeinthebatterysoIsetoffontest.Iactuallyhavealittlepreviouswhenitcomestoelectricbikes.Notthetwist-and-goscootervarietybutwhatshouldprobablybecorrectly-termedelectrically-assistedbicycles.Thegeneralconceptisclever.Itsaconventionalpedal-cyclewithabatteryandahub-motoradded.Ridewithoutassistanceorfickaswitchanddialintheamountofhelpyoufancyreceiving.Themotorwilladdtoyourownphysicalinputs.ItfeelsabitlikehavingahelpinghandpushingbehindyoursaddleasyousailuphillslikeBradleyWigginslateforlunchwithPaulWeller.AfewyearsagotheelectricbikeideabecameabitofacrazewithseveralChinese-builtmodelsarrivinghere.Theywererelativelyinexpensivebutnotofthehighestquality.YamahalauncheditsownPASmodelandthiswastheBentleyofelectriccyclesthequalitywasstunningbutitwasratherexpensive.Iboughtoneandstillhaveittoday.ThequalityisundiminishedbutIforgetthepriceamoraltheresomewhereperhapsYamahawereinnovativeandasmanypeoplewhoareaheadofthecurveIdontthinkthemarketwasreadyforitsotheyappeartohavequietlydroppedtheidea.ButMercedes-Benzfeelsthatwearenowreadyforatopqualitybikeandthatsexactlywhattheyvegivenus.BeingaMercthequalityanddesignisstunning.Themulti-levelassistanceisthereasImusedtoandonthehighestsettingonecanpullawayfromthelightslikea12yearoldonastolenmoped.Ifwecallthelowestsettinghelpinghandthenmaximumissomethinglikehavingarugbyteamshovingupyerchuff.MmmIguesstheywontbeaskingmetowritetheirbrochuresTurnofftheassistancetotallyanditsOKbutmygoodnessitisheavyIfyoureusedtopickingupabikewithoutathoughtyouhadbetterbookapersonaltrainerandgetonthoseweightsforamonthortwo.Presumablytherobust200Wattmotorand423Watt48VoltbatterymeanthatitsabletopowertheQEIIinitssparetimeOnyerbikeRichardMcCann www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine37butthefourstonesofsolidbulkmakestheYamahalooklikeafeatherweight.Itcertainlyhasacoupleofcleverfeaturesthatwerenewtome.WithmorethananodtoFormula1racetechnologyandtheexperienceofhybridcarswhenyoubrakethemomentumofthecycleisusedinreversetorechargethebattery.Clever.Andifyouevertotallyrunoutofbatteryunlikelywithaprojected60milerangebutyoumightforgettochargeitIguessyoucaneitherpedalasnormalORswitchtoreversechargesothatyouassistthebatteryratherthantheotherwayaround.Itmadepedallingabittougheryoudontgetowtfernowtafterallbutuseddownhillsandonatbitsitworkedwell.Andifyoureworriedaboutruiningyourtrouserswithoilfromthechainthisbabyhasacarbondrive.Sweet.TheresevenacooliPhonecradle-withchargerUnfortunatelythatsimplybumpsupthepricefromgoshtoyourehavingalaughsincepricesstartataround2500.Sour.YesyesyesIknowthatkeencyclistspay10000fortheirfavouritecarbon-bredream.IspokewithachaptheotherdaywhohadpedalledwithhismatesfromNorwichtoParisonbikesworthmorethanmanycars.IguessifyouliveinNorfolkyoureprettykeentogetaway.Plusthatstheirhobby.TheSMARTbikeispresumablysimplyintendedforeasycommuting.Soifyoureseekingapeakcardiovascularworkoutyouareunlikelytohavethisonyourshortlist.Stillitsunderstandablypriceysinceitsnotgoingtobecheaptobuild.HoweveranditsabighoweverwhereonearthamIgoingtoparkthisbikewhenIleaveitYoumaytrustwrappingyourfancybikelockaroundalampposttosecureyour2500prideandjoyandfeelcondentthatitwillstillbearoundwhenyoureturnfromashopornishworkforthedaybutforthatkindofmoneyathiefwouldprobablystealthelamppostaswellasthebikeifthatswhatittook.Stilla30-personpanelofinternationaldesignershasjudgedmorethan4500productsfrom58countriesandawardedtheSmartebikethebestofthebestprize.Andtheyshouldknow.TheyreprobablyjusttooposhtohaveheardofeBaychaincroppersFactboxSMARTebike.Price2495.Performance0-60mphdependsupontheassistancesettingthesizeoyourlegmuscleswhatyouateorbreakastandhowastyoucanpedalwithoutgettingablow-outinyourtrainers.ChargeTimeFromfat-5hrs.From20-3hrs.BuyFromSmartdealersandcanbeservicedbyanysmartdealerorbicyclespecialist.Furtherinformationwww.thesmart.co.ukebike 38DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsTwolocalwomenareabouttoembarkonthechallengeofalifetimeinaidofOvarianCancerAction.AnnaLeweswhosesisterTaradiedofthisdiseasein2008andWendyMansellneedtoraise10000tobecomeeligibletohiketheHimalayasforthecharity.Werefundingthetripourselvesbutwanttoraiseasmuchaswecan.WendyisgreatatnetworkingandwearebothgoodbakerssobetweenusweregoingtodowhatcomesnaturallyandraisemoneyforawarenessandresearchtopreventtheonsetofthisdevastatingdiseasesaysAnna.Tarawasdiagnosedwithovariancanceraftersufferingformonthswithabloatedstomachandexcessivetiredness.Knownasthesilentkillerovariancancerleftundetectedcanspreadtovitalorganssuchastheliverandbowel.Taracouldhavesurvivedifshehadknownabouttheearlysymptoms.WendysaysWerenotsurewhetherthebiggestchallengewillbetotrektheHimalayasortoraisesuchahugeamountofmoneybutweresurewitheveryoneshelpweregoingtoachieveourgoalandhelpsavehundredsoflives.Coffee4aCausewillbetherstofmanyfundraisingeventsthisyearsojoinAnnaandWendyonFriday8MarchatCornCloseChurchEndFelmershamfrom9amtonoonforrefreshmentsdelicioushomemadecakesluxuryrafeprizesandasilentauction.Furtherinformationaboutoureventsorhowtodonatecanbegivenbyemailingwendyamansellhotmail.comor07899872144.FormoreinformationaboutOvarianCancerActiongotowww.ovarian.org.ukHimalayantrektosavelivesBrownsofStagsden...Aproperfarmshoponaproperworkingfamilyrunfarm...STOPATSTAGSDENforallyourseasonalproduceManorFarmHighStreetStagsdenMK438SQ01234822330www.brownsofstagsden.co.ukFollowusonFacebookandTwiterHomerearedandlocalmeatpoultryandgameLocalvegetablesandotherproduceDelicounterOPENINGTIMESTues-Thurs9-5pmFri9-6pmSat9-4pmRelayRepairsofExistingDrivewaysPathsGravelDrivesGardenWallsFencingDrivewaysNewPathsTreeRootsRemovedJetWashingofDrivewaysPatiosWalls www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine39DoYourFeetOftenHurtWendyRussell-RaynerBSCHonsBAHonsWiniThomasBSCHonsBAHonsJayneMCDaidBSCHonsRegisteredNurseFootClinicOsteopathySportsInjuriesClinicColonicClinic220CastleRoadBedfordMK403TY01234294954www.achingback.co.ukOurfootclinicspecialisesinpainfulconditionsinthefeetandlowerlimb.Forover15yearswehaveachievedsuccesswithdifculttotreatailmentssuchasheelspurplantarfasciitisAchillestendonitismetatarsalgiaMortonsneuromabunionpainrepeatedanklesprainsandshinsplints.Weaimtotreattheunderlyingcauseoftheproblemaswellasthepainfulsymptoms.Wehavetreatedthousandsofpeoplesuccessfullyandpreventedsomefromhavingsurgery.AttheBedfordClinicwealwaystakeafullcasehistorysoweknowallaboutyou.Wethendoafullstructuralexaminationofthespinelegsandfeettakingprecisemeasurementsofthebonesinthefeetandexamininghowtheywork.Ifthefeetarenotworkinginamechanicallyidealfashiontheycantransmitalltypesofstrainpainandproblemsandcanbetheunderlyingcauseofalltypesofbacksacroiliacproblemsandarthritis.Oncewehaveestablishedastructuralsnapshotofyouwecantreattheunderlyingcauseofyourproblemsandhelpridyouofthepainfulsymptoms.Moreoverwecanhelppreventfurtherdamagearthriticchangesandpain.Wearemedicallyregistered.ThisiswhatsomeofourclientssayaboutusMrAlanBaronBedfordIamawindowcleanerandlastChristmasIbrokemyankleandtorealltheligaments.WhentheplasterwasremovedIcouldnotwalkwithoutseverepainandwastoldthehospitalcoulddonothingmoreformeandIwouldhavetolivewiththepain.IwenttotheBedfordCliniconJuly30thandonemonthlatercanwalkeasilywithverylittlepainatall.MytreatmentiscontinuingandWendyisverycondentIshallbepainfreewithafewmoresessions.MsAArmstrongMiltonKeynesIhadAchillespaininbothfeetformostofmyadultlifeandhadoperationsonbothAchillestendonstohelprelievethepain.Theseoperationswerenotsuccessfulandifanythingmadetheproblemworse.Myheelshurtinnormalwalking.IamreallypleasedIwenttotheBedfordClinicasIamnowpainfree.Irecentlyjoinedahikingclubandregularlydo10kmhikeswithoutpain. WestEndWendiesinfowestendwendies.comisBedfordsnewestandfastestgrowingPerformingArtsSchoolrunningweeklySaturdaymorningandafternoonclassesattheSouthBankArtsCentre.Thisisauniqueopportunityforchildrenbetweentheagesof4-18yearstoexperiencethemostcurrentandhigheststandardofteaching.OurDirectorsandfacultyhavenumerousWestEndcreditsandregularlysharetheirexperienceswithourstudentsthroughmasterclassesandworkshops.DuringtheEasterbreakWestEndWendieswillberunningaworkshopinspiredbytheWestEndhitMatilda.ThecompanyisexcitedtobeabletoofferoneluckywinnerafreeplaceonthisyearsEasterworkshopandtheuniqueopportunitytoexperienceanewbreedinPerformingArts.Pleasevisitwww.westendwendies.comforfurtherinformationpicturesvideosnewstestimonialsandbiographiesofvisitingprofessionals.Beinspired...DaretoBelievewestendwendiesWINWINWINOVLbringsyouFANTASTICprizeseverymonthToenterToentersimplysendanemailtoinfoousevalleyliving.comquotingWestEndWendiesorBedModinthesubjectboxandwewillenteryouintotheprizedraw.ThewinnerswillbedrawnatrandomandnotiedbyFriday22March.ClosingdateFriday15March.MatildaWorkshop BedfordModernSchoolwww.bedmod.co.ukrunsHolidayActivityCoursesduringtheEasterandSummerHolidaysforchildrenbetweentheagesof4and14.TheaimistoensurethatallthegirlsandboyswhoattendthoroughlyenjoythemselvesmakenewfriendsandevenlearnsomenewskillsAMcoursesrunfrom9.30amto12.30pmandPMcoursesrunfrom1.30pmto4.30pm.TheBMSHolidayActivityCourseprogrammeforEasterandSummer2013isEasterCoursesTuesday2April-Friday5AprilMonday8April-Friday12AprilSummerCoursesMonday29July-Friday2AugustMonday5August-Friday9AugustMonday12August-Friday16AugustMonday19August-Friday23AugustTuesday27August-Friday30AugustWithover50coursestochoosefromBedfordModernSchoolisdelightedtoofferonewinneroftheOVLCompetitionafreeplaceononeofthe2013HolidayActivityCoursesoftheirchoice.TheMagicCoursewasfunandIamgoingtoperformamagicshowathomeformyfriends.TheMartialArtsCoursetaughtmelotsofself-defencemoves.IchosetheEco-AdventurersCoursebecauseIwanttolookaftertheenvironment.ThebestthingabouttheDramaFoundationCoursewasbeingabletoplaylotsofdifferentcharactersandhavefun.FormoreinformationortorequestacopyoftheBedfordModernSchool2013HolidayActivityCoursebrochurepleasecontacttheBMSHolidayActivityCoursewww.bedmod.co.ukBMSHolidayActivityCourseWINWINWINLASTMONTHSOVLCOMPETITIONWINNERSCongratulationstoSheilaShawJamesSurteesDianeReganGraemePackmanHelenDavisVickiRobinsonWendyDerryAnneHarnanSueHaleEveHowellwhoallwonapairofticketstotheIdealHomeShowandLynseyEnglandwhowonanAGAcastironcookwareset.Entrantscontactdetailswillonlybegiventotheprovideroftheprizeandwillnotbepassedontoanythirdparty. 42DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsOpentill7pmweekdaysopenSaturdaysSpecialistTaxTrustsadviceLOWFIXEDFEEforProbatePowersofAttorneyandNotaryPublicCallourSpecialistTeamon01234-348198oremailinfopremiersolicitors.co.ukPremierHouseLurkeStreetBedfordMK403HUwww.premiersolicitiors.co.ukwww.bedfordnotarypublic.co.ukinfopremiersolicitors.co.ukPaintingDecorating07544207577cgfpaintinggmail.comContactus07813112043Gordon07710181667Terry01933311745OfceTooexpensivetomoveIsyourgarageusedasadumpinggroundforboxesandbikesFromplanningapplicationssometimesnotrequiredtodesignandinstallationwelltakecareofthejobfromstarttonishGARAGECONVERSIONSPECIALISTS www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine43SpecialistsintraditionalandcontemporarydesignsAngliaInteriorsTradingsince1974MembersoftheKBSAWeareafamilybusinessoeringafreedesignserviceandfullprojectmanagementofyournewkitchenfromstarttonishwww.anglia-interiors.co.ukBedfordShowroomAngliaHouseWolseleyBusinessPark7RailtonRoadWoburnRoadIndEstKempstonBedfordMK427PNTelephone01234843000HuntingdonShowroomAngliaHouseUnit2StoneHillHuntingdonCambridgeshirePE296EDTelephone01480398018 44DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsWereslowlymovingawayfromthewintermonthsandedgingintospring.WitheverynewseasoncomenewexcitingtrendsinabundancesowhatlusciousgarmentscanweadornourselveswiththisSpringSummerBomberJacketsLookgoodwithjeansandbigchunkybootsorwearoverasimplevesttopandshortsforamoresportluxelook.Atrendonecouldsaywaskickstartedby77-year-oldfashioniconMaryBerrywhensheworeaforalZarabomberjacketonanepisodeofTheGreatBritishBakeOffcausingthegarmenttoselloutinstoresnationwidewithsomesellingonEbayfor200.SixtiesYesthisSpringSummerthedecadetoemulateisthesixtiesarefreshingchangefromthe1940s50svintagestylesthathavedominatedourwardrobesforthelastfewyears.ThinkMaryQuantwithdramaticblackandwhitehorizontalstripedA-lineandshiftdresses.Thistrendbringsoutthebestofboldcoloursandprintsaswellasuniquefatteringsilhouettes.FlowersJustwhenwethoughtforaltrendshaveappearedineveryformpossibletheyreturninacompletelynewstyle.Thisseasonthinksixtiesforaldaisiesinparticularbigandboldandblockcolours.STYLESS13TrendsBettyBarclayStephanieSofokleous www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine45Flowersarealsomakinganappearanceinadecorativesenseasbroochesandhairaccessories.IridescenceWithmetallicshavingruledthecolourpalettefor2012itstimeforaslightchange.Thisspringandsummeriridescenceistakingoverbringingwithitafuturisticvibe.Thislookcanbedressedupaswellasdownbuteitherwaythisshimmeringhueisapowerfulelementtoanyoutt.Iridescentgarmentsreallydospeakforthemselvessolittlemake-upandfewaccessoriesareneeded.NeonTheneonsarebackbrighteningupourhighstreetsthisseason.Fluorescentfuchsiaandorangearethetwomostdominantshadesinthistrend.Teamthesecolourswithfreshcrispbrightwhitesaswellasasubtletanforalookthatwillmakeyoustandoutfromthecrowd.PencilSkirtsThismaynotbeaparticularlynewtrendbutjustlikeoralsithasstoodthetestoftimebringingnewstylesandlookstothetableeachseason.ThisupcomingSpringSummerthenewwaytowearthisgarmentisafarcryfromthetraditionallookweresofamiliarwith.Thepencilskirthasbeenaddedtothesportsluxegroupbeingteamedwithslouchysweatshirtsorevenattedtank-topforamoredressed-uplook.Thepencilskirtisevenbecomingthestatementpieceofanouttadornedwithembellishmentsandprints.16453721.LightweightBomberJacket29fromVery2.FloralPrintBomberJacket55fromNext3.IridescentDress55fromLaRedoute4.OuiContrastShiftDress129fromHouseofFraser5.AutographMetallicSkirt199fromMarksSpencer6.HybridLisaPencilSkirt60fromLovarni7.VilaKnittop53fromHouseofFraser8.ElainaIridescentSequinDress58.99fromMissguided9.StripeTwistedJerseyDress79fromMintVelvet10.FloralPrintTrousers35fromNext11.FloralnGemPrintedClutch35fromAccessorize12.MonoTote39.50fromMarksSpencer13.PiedaTerrePalermoClutch99fromHouseofFraser14.SuperSkinnyTripleBeltPack8fromAccessorize891011121314 46DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsDoylesinWoburnSandsisacontemporarywomenswearboutiqueAstheonlyboutiqueinBedfordshireandBuckinghamshiretoberecognisedbyVogueintheirBest100ShopsOutsideofLondonlistingin2012whobettertoanswerourfashionconundrumHowToGettheMostOutOfYourWardrobeThisSeason.AsthenumberoneplacetoshopinthelocalareaDoylescustomersareabletoenjoyprestigiouscollectionsmanyofwhichjustcantbefoundelsewhereinthelocalarea.CollectionsonofferatDoylesincludeArmaniJBrandMSGMIsabelMarantPaulSmithandAshaswellastheirbrandnewcollectionsforthisSpringSummerseasonincludingHelmutLangPeterPilottoandTucker.ThepersonalservicehaventcheckedDoylesoutyetdontleaveittoolongNatashaMcCardalmanageratDoylesinWoburnSandsisheretogiveushertoptipsforSpringSummerwithsomeofthekeyperfectlyinyourwardrobe.1.Thinkaboutyourlifestylethepiecesyoucurrentlyhaveinyourwardrobeandthestyleyouadoptthemajorityofthetime.Workwiththis-notagainstit.2.Layoutyourtop10pieceswhichyouwearmostfrequentlyandcouldntlivewithout.Visuallythisworkswellanditwillalsoshowifanyofyourcurrentpiecesneedrenewing.Focusonthesepiecesinparticularwhenyoureoutshoppingthisseason.3.Embracewhatyouhaveandlovebutidentifywhereyourkeywardrobegapsexist.KeepalistinaspecialplaceIhaveknownthistobeunderapillowhowperfectandtakeitwithyouwhenshopping.Iguaranteeyoullgettotheendoftheseasonwithasweetsmileofsatisfaction.4.Considerthepriceperwearconceptwhenevermakingnewpurchases.IfyouliveinjeansandtrainersinvestinginapairofstylishyetcomfortableJBrandjeansandsomeAshfootwearwillensureyouareprioritisingintherightplaces.Piecesequippedforlongevityandfrequentwearareyourwinningcombination.5.Thedevilisinthedetail.Dontforgetaccessories-fromscarvesjewelleryandhosieryWolfordsarethebestinouropinionthroughtohandbagstouchescantransformaclassicbutunderstatedlookintosomethinguniqueallowingyoutore-stylethesamepiecesinmultipleways.6.WeallwanttobestylishsoSpringSummertrendsareimportantbutembracetheoneswhichworkforyou.Monochromewillfeaturestronglybutitsaboutpickingtherightpieces.OurnewcollectionfromHelmutLangisperfectforbuildingthistrendintoyourwardrobethroughamazingcapsulepieceswithacontemporaryandultra-stylishworkwithyourcolouringandstylethenthefactthatitsaSS13trendisanaddedbonus.Neverfollowtrendstothedetrimentofachievingyourcapsulewardrobe.HowtogettheMostOutofyourWardrobethisSeasonNatashasTopTipsDoyles59HighStreetWoburnSandsBucksMK178QYwww.doylesfashion.com01908583744NatashaMcCardal www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine471.IdealforlayeringAstylishgiletfromParajumpersisidealwhenyoureonthego.Teamwithalightweightknitoncoolerspringdaysorwithat-shirtwhenthetemperaturerises.1962.TheperfectaccessoryAddasplashofcolourandstylewiththisCalypsodesignscarffromEpice.Withsomanycoloursencompassedyoucanuseittocomplementmanydifferentlooks.1353.Ashfootwearofferscomfortandamazingdesigns.ThisstyleGenialwillworkwithsomanycoloursandlooks.Priceperwearisguaranteed1466.ChicversatilityAChintiParkerknittedjacketwilllookgreatwithstylishjeansandascarfforacasuallookorwithapairoftailoredtrousersorskirtforclassicstyle.1994.UnderstatedStyleCombiningtwokeytrendsforSS13neonandstripesthisbeautiful360Sweaterincashmereisidealforbuildingthisseasonstrendsintoyourwardrobe.1875.ThewardrobeessentialThislightweightjacketfromVelvetwilllooksuperboverasimplevestort-shirtandistheultimatejustthrowitonandgopiece.1457.Theinvestmentpiece 48DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsTaxandbusinessadvisersPleasecalluson01234880788ore-maildaviddjwilliamsca.co.uktoarrangeafreeconsultationwww.djwilliamsca.co.ukMayfairHouse11LurkeStreetBedfordMK403HZmensbarbersOpeningTimesMonTueWed-8.30am-6pmThursday-8.30am-7pmFriday-8.30am-6pmSaturday-8am-5pmSunday-CLOSED94HighStreetClaphamMK416BWTel01234348077Emailinfojaggededgeclapham.co.ukwww.jaggededgeclapham.co.ukjaggededge www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine49 50DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsInthelastfewyearstherehasbeenadramaticrenaissanceofboththeimageofandthedemandforBeaujolais.BeaujolaisissometimesconsideredpartofBurgundybutthisassociationisnotalwayshelpful.AtbestBeaujolaishasbeenthecharmingbutfarlessinterestinglittlesisterofexpensivethrillingifunpredictableBurgundy.AtworstBeaujolaishasbeendismissedasasourceofpoortastelessredwinesthatcouldcomefromadifferentplanettothebelovedwinesofproperBurgundyfurthernorth.SeveralscandalsofthemillennialdecadegenerallyinvolvingtheregionsmostbasicwineBeaujolaisNouveauhavedrivenhugeimprovementsinqualityandaspirationamongthenewgenerationofyoungvignerons.ThispartofFrancejustnorthofLyonisalsoastunninganddiversedestinationforculturalwalkingandgastronomictourism.ThesouthernbitofBeaujolaisLesPierresDoresisespeciallybeautifulanditshillsandgoldenlightareoftencomparedwithTuscany.BeaujolaisbeginssouthofMconandendsjustbeforeLyon.HernorthernvineyardsborderandevenoverlapthoseoftheMconanareawhichhasalsobeenthroughanimageandqualityoverhaul.Itisaravishinglybeautifulpartoftheworldringedbymountainsandthrongedbynaturelovershuntersandwalkers.IthassomeofBurgundyscontinentalclimatebutitistemperedandwarmedbytheproximityoftheMediterranean.ThetreesaredifferentandpresagetheDRINKWinesofBeaujolaisVelvetytanninsseductivetexturesoralaromaticsandsucculentfruitSarahAbbott www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine51TheTenBeaujolaisCrusSaintAmour-thesmallestoftheCrusthesevineyardsproducewinesthatareoralsuppleandlightlyspicy.Berthiermakesalovelyexample.Julinas-Ilovethislesser-knownCru.Itproduceswinesoffreshdenedfruitwithaeshybodybuteleganttextures.PascalAufrancsProbusissuperb.Chnas-oneofthelongest-livedBeaujolaisCrus.Ithasnebutverytightlypackedtanninanddevelopsoralandspicecomplexitywithage.Moilin--Vent-oneofthemostfamousCrus.Itisjuicyandexpressivewhenyoungbutdevelopsverycomplexaromaswith5-10yearsofagetakingonadarksanguinecharacter.TheDomaineRichardRottiersistherisingstaroftheregion.Fleurie-almostaspopularasSaintAmourasawineforValentinesday.Itislight-footedandmoredelicatethanMoulin--Ventandislovelywhenyoung.Chiroubles-oneofmyfavourites.Itisasaddictiveandmoreishasanewloveaffair.Thesewineshaveexpressivepureredfruitwithlovelyorallift.Morgon-oneoftherichestmostdenseandageworthyoftheBeaujolaisCrus.Itislesswell-knownthanMoulinandthereforeoftensuperbvalue.DomainedelaBonneTonneisanexcellentproducer.Rgni-adelicatefreshcontrasttoMorgon.Ithasrenedandupliftingredfruitwithdelicatetanninsandsilkymouthfeel.DomaineDuprmakesalovelyversionfromveryoldGamayvines.CtedeBrouilly-suffersthroughthemisapprehensionthatitisalesserpartofBrouilly.Thisisashamebecauseitisoneofthebestforthoselookingformoreseriousmineralandageworthywines.RobertPerroudmakeslovelyexamplesofthisCru.Brouilly-likeFleurieitisadelicatesilkyredoffreshtanninandoralcrunchyredfruit.ItcanbehardtondgreatvalueinBrouillyasthenameissowellknown.DomaineRgisChampiremakesagoodone.Rhne.Thelandscapeismorebucolicandrolling.ItfeelswarmersunnierandmorerelaxedthaninBurgundy.Itisaneasiertypeoflove.Thereisgreatvariationofsoilsinthislargeappellationofnearly2000hectaresbutbroadlyspeakingthenorthisdominatedbygraniticschistandlimestoneandthesouthbysandyclay.Gamayisthegrape.Itismoderateintanninbutfullonfruitandfragrance.AtitssimplestGamaygrownintheCarbonicMacerationtomakefreshfruitysimpleBeaujolaisandBeaujolaisNouveau.FordecadestheworldwidesuccessofthesefreshfruitysimplewineshasdominatedperceptionsofGamaysstyleandqualitypotential.HoweverthemostexcitingwinesofBeaujolaisareitstenCrusfrommuchsmallerappellationslocatedonthegraniticsoilsofthenorth.FromthesesitesGamaynurturedandlavishedwithregardblossoms.Ittakesondepthcomplexityandtexturalinterest.ThegeneralstyleofCruBeaujolaisisforvelvetytanninsseductivesucculentfruit.Thesearesuppleseamlessredwines.Severaldevelopbeautifullyfor10yearsormoreatwhichagetheysuddenlystarttosmelllikegreatPinotNoir.ThereisengagingvarietyinthestylefruitcharactertannicstructureandageingpotentialofthetenBeaujolaisCrus.SarahAbbottisMasterofWineandfounderofSwirlWineEventswww.sarahabbottmw.com 52DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsAwarmwelcomeawaitsyoufromthestaGourmetPizzascookedinourclaypizzaovenSteakssuppliedbyBrownsHomecookedweeklyspecialsFineWinesandAlesIllyCoeeMvenpickIceCreamSelectionofappetiserslightbitesandpastasalsoavailable www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine53Ingredients175gbuttersoftened175gcastersugar25gcocoa3eggs1tspbakingpowder2tbspstrongespressoor1tbspinstantcoffeein2tbspboilingwater125gbuttersoftened250gicingsugar2tbspstrongespressoor1tbspinstantcoffeein2tbspboilingwater50gdarkchocolateMethodPreheattheovento180C350Fgasmark4andgreaseandlinetwosandwichtins.andeggsandwhiskthoroughlyuntillightandsmooth.Addthecoffeeandwhiskagain.Dividethemixturebetweenthetinsandbakefor25-30minutesoruntilspringytotouch.Leavetocoolinthetinsfor5minutesbeforeturningoutontoawirerack.Tomakethecurlsmeltthechocolateinabowloverapanofsimmeringwater.Pourontofridgeuntilneeded.Tomakethebuttercreamsifttheicingsugarintoalargebowlandaddthebutter.Whiskuntillightandcreamy.Addthecoffeeandwhiskagain.Usehalfofthebuttercreamtosandwichthecakestogetherandspreadtherestontop.Scatterthechocolatecurlsontop.MochacakePerfectforMothersDayorEasterbakingFOODTodecorate 54DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsQHailingfromNashvillealongsideparentswithabackgroundincountrymusicitsawonderyoudidntturntopunkrockSeriouslydidyourparentsinadvertentlyinuenceyourchosenmusicalpathWasitwritteninyourgenesAIdidturntopunkrock...andj-popBollywoodsoundtracksanti-folkjazz80snewwaveandwhateverelsehasbeenllingupmyharddrivethepast13yearsofmylife.CountrywassomethingIgotintoaroundtheageof18or19butIvealwaystriedtolistentoeverythingunderthesun.Myparentshaveneverbeenstrictlycountry.MyfatherworkedasamusicbuyerforWesternMerchandisersHastingsinthe80sandearly90s.Heworkedwithalldifferentgenresbecauseheknowsalotaboutmusicingeneral.Mymothersmusicaltastesareequallyasdiverse.QIthinkitwouldbeabitsimplistictocategoriseyourmusicascountrybecauseontheevidenceofTheStand-Inthereareelementsofotherstylesandgenresthere.AIthastotakemoreefforttotintoagenrethannot.Idontactivelytrytodoanythingexceptwritegoodsongs.WhatturnsoutisagamblebutatleastthatsnotbecauseImtryingtomakeaspecicgroupofpeoplehappy.Musicneedsroomtogrow.ImnotacountryartistjustbecauseIlikewritingcountrysongs.Throwsomeshitatawallandseewhatsticks.QHowdoyouapproachsongwritingDosongsyinandoutofyourheadallthetimeANotreally.IcomeupwithmelodieswhenIdodishesandwhenIdrive.WhenanideathatsgoodenoughcomesalongthenitsgameonbutIvegotatendencytobehypercriticalandletmostthingspassmeby.QWhichartistshaveinuencedthisrecordwhomaybedontadheretothecountrystandardsACandiStatonRandyNewmanFleetwoodMacRichardHawleyTravelingWillburysJoniMitchellKarenDaltonGerryRaffertyTheReplacements...thisisntreallyacountry-inspiredalbum.IvelistenedtoalotofcountryinmylifesoitsalastinginuencebutitsnotthemajorityofwhatIorwealllistento.Wearenttherstbandtogureoutpedalsteelinpop.QHaveyougotaregularbandthatplayslivewithyouandontherecordsordoyouassemblenewtroupeseachtimeAIveplayedwithJeremyFetzerandSpencerCullumforafewyearsnowbutthebandweputtogetherforthealbumareallbrilliantNashvilleplayerswhoasidefromafewsmallgigsorstudiothingsIhadnothadthepleasureofworkingwithbefore.QIsiteasytondpedalsteelguitarplayersIhavethisvisionofaNashvillephonebookwithemergencypedalsteelerslistedAMyfavoritepedalsteelplayeractuallyisfromLondon.OnmythirdruntotheUKIgotanemailfromSpenceraskingifweneededsomeonetollinonpedalsteelforanyLondongigs.Isenthimtherecordandhesaidhedjustcomeouttotherstgig.Henailedallthesongseshedoutthesoundandwevebeenplayingtogethersince.HesrelocatedtoNashvillebutwillbejoiningusonthisUKrun.TherescertainlymorethanenoughpedalsteelplayersinMUSICMilkysMusicMatters...SCENELIVECAitlinRoseisasingerandsongwriterfromNashville.Shebeganwritingsongsattheageof16initiallyinuencedbypunkbutsubsequentlydiscoveringandembracingNashvillescountrymusicheritage.HerlyricsandvocalstylehaveledtocomparisonstoLorettaLynnPatsyClineandIrisDeMent.HersecondalbumTheStand-InhasjustbeenreleasedandweloveditsomuchatOVLreviewedlastmonththatwethoughtitwouldbeagoodideatohaveachat.. www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine55UPCoMinGBeDFoRDGiGsFoRYoURDiARYBakHldaythurday28MarchWolfPeoplespecialguestsEsquiresWdday3AprlStiffLittleFingersBedfordCornExchangelegendarypunkbandsrstvisittoBedfordFrday17MayTheBuzzcocksBedfordCornExchangethurday13JuTheLevellersBedfordCornExchangeFrday21JuThePrimitivesspecialguestsEsquiresTicketsavailablefromwww.wegottickets.comDannysBarEsquiresCornExchangeBoxOfce.townbutittakesaspecialpersontodedicatethemselvestoaninstrumentwithsuchaperceivednichereputationandshowpeoplethatitsreallynot.AlsospecialisbeinggraciousenoughtohonestlyanswersomeonesqueryofWhatsthatweirdkeyboardwithstringsyouwereplayingalmosteverynight.QYoureceivedmanyplauditsfortherstrecord.DidyoufeelanypressurewhenrecordingthefollowupANo.Itwassummerandtherewaslotsofbourbonandtacos.Recordingisthefunnestpartforme.Especiallywhenyoureinastudiowithabunchoffriendswhoarealsobrilliantmusiciansengineersproducers.Ilikethehang.Ifeveryoneinvolvedisdoingwhattheydobestthereisnoreasontoworry.QHowareyouperceivedfrominsidethecountrysceneAIdontknow.Theydonttalktome.MymomthinksImgreat.QDoyouinteractwithyourfansmuchviatheinternetsocialmediaopportunitiesthatarenowopentobandsartistsAImonFacebookalotandTwitterbutthatsbecauseIvebeenaddictedtotheinternetsinceIwas12or13.Itsnicecauseitalmostgivesmeanexcuseforbeinganerd.QWhatsthestrangestpresentyouvehadfromafanAOneguygavemeasmallstuffedlionthatlookedlikeitwasyankedoutofachildsstrollerafterthekidstoppedchewingonit.ThenhestoleakissonthecheekandmySwedishtourmanagerhadtowalkhimawaywhileIranofftohideinthevan.KEEPMUSICLIVEMilkytgasaraHarhrbTShavealwayshadabitofanundergroundvibe.ScenestersandhipstersfarandwideclaimthemastheirownbutitsabitofamysterywhytheyvenevercrossedovertomassmarketappealespeciallywhenyouconsiderthisistheirseventhalbumandtheyvesupportedthelikesofTheKillersandTheBlackKeysoflate.IdenticaltwinCanadiansisterswithamoodyscowlandapenchantforangstyindierocktheyvehadaseachangemomentanddeliveredashinypoprecordthatboldlyusesbubblegummelodiesandcandychorusesthatmayalienatesomeoftheirmoreloyalfansbutshouldnallygetthemsomemajorleagueaction.DaurJriBoskyVeteransstalwartscomebackkingscallthemwhatyouwantbutDinosaurJrneverstopfailingtodeliver.TheirsignaturesoundisonceagainpresentcuethegrowlyampedtothemaxguitarsentwinedwithJMasciswhineyalmostuninterestedvocalgaspsandmumbles.Thethirdalbumsincetheirhiatusprovesthatwhiletheymightnotbeasangryasbeforetheystillknowhowtostirupadisturbancewithamaelstromofdeliciousnoisethatwillappealtotheleaguesofdisaffectedoutsiders.PWarYar-GalapagAnalbumthatseemstohavebeenrecordedinexpansivewidescreenmodewiththecontrolssettoepicthetunestwistonewaythenspiraltheotherleavingyoufeelingsomewhatgiddybutfullyenergisedandengaged.IttakesaspecialblendtogetatrackthatcanmakeyouwanttodancewhilstdeliveringanalmosttranscendentaleuphoriathathasyoulookingtotheheavensandGalapagoshasseveralsuchtracks.Ifyoulikeyourmusicmulti-layeredfullofdiverseinuencesandinfusedbygroovesthenPWYisyournewfavouriteband. 56DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsSophieVineyBMusHonsRoyalCollegeofMusicMMusGuildhallSchoolofMusicandDrama01234349126sophiesophiesnotes.comwww.sophiesnotes.comPianoMusicTuitionRatesstartfrom20Childrenandadultswelcome-frombeginnertoadvancedWarmencouragingandcontemporaryapproach100passratefirsttimeinallAssociatedBoardMusicExaminationsTuitionavailablePianotheoryandcompositionplusGCSEandA-LevelsupportFullyCRBcheckedpre-preparatoryschoolinspireseachchildtolovelearningOPENDAYSAnindependentnon-selectiveschoolforchildrenaged3monthsto7years.FRIDAY15thMARCH9.30amto11.30amand1.30pmto3.30pmSATURDAY16thMARCH10.00am-12noonForfurtherdetailsvisitourwebsiteorcall01234369555PilgrimsPre-PreparatorySchoolBrickhillDriveBedford.pilgrims-school.infoAHARPURTRUSTSCHOOL www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine57Raisingmoneyforcharitydoesnthavetobeadulllong-windedaffair.ThismonthUniversityofBedfordshirestudentsraisedover4000fromavarietyofRaGweekevents...noneofwhichcouldbeconsideredboring.ThetimetablefeaturingaSuperBowlPartyandBachelorAuctionwasthemastermindofBedsSURaGOfcerJordanLewiswhoiskeentochangesocietyssometimesnegativeperceptionofstudents.HesaidIthinkitissoimportanttogetinvolvedwithRaGandcharityworkbecauseitdenitelychangestheperceptionofpeopleregardingstudentsandthedrinkingculture.Studentsareknownforgoingoutandcausingafussaroundthetownandasaresultwereceivebadpress.RaGasanationwidemovementlastyearraised7.1mforcharitywhichisanastonishingamountofmoneyfromsuchalowincomecategoryofpeople.IfwecanshowthewiderpublicwhatwearedoingthenIthinktheperceptionofthepublicwilldramaticallychange.EventsalsoincludedasilentauctionShirtofHurtwherestaffandstudentshadtoweartheirrivalteamsshirtforadayandManvFoodwheretworugbyplayerstookonamountainofNandoschicken.RaGstandsforRaiseandGiveandgivesstudentsnationwidetheopportunitytoraisemoneyforcharitableorganisations.BedsSUselectedfourcharitiestosupportthisyearRAFTPhabUpRisingandSueRyder.JordanexplainsRaGsupportssomefantasticcharitiesanditprovidesatremendousamounttosomeveryvulnerablepeople.Weselectedthesecharitiesaswefeltthatwewouldreallybeabletoseethedifferenceourworkhasmade.TheBachelorAuctionprovedtobethehighlightoftheweekwheretheuniversitysmosteligiblebachelorswereauctionedoffforadatewithoneluckyladywinningadatewithmascotBrunotheBullThebestpartoftheweekwasdenitelytheBachelorAuction.Weraisedover2000inonenight.Itwasincredible.ThehostGudawasamazingandhereallyencouragedpeopletobid.IdontthinkwecouldhavedoneaswellwithouthimsaidJordan.Ithasbeenreallysuccessful.Wevehadsomegreatawarenesscampaignsandsomewickedevents.Ithasbeenreceivedreallywellandsupportedbythestudentswhohaveturnedoutinforceandthishasmeantwehavebeenabletoraisealotofmoney.TheRaGsocietywillbeholdingaJailBreaklaterthisyearwherestudentsmusttryandgetasfarawayfromtheuniversityaspossiblewithoutanymoneysoifyouseeanyofthemfeelfreetohelpthemalong.TondoutmoreaboutBedsSUandtheRaGsocietyvisitwww.bedssu.co.uklikeusonFacebookfollowbedssuonTwitter.SianDaviesRaGWeek2013Bachelorauction BOOKSTheSecretKeeperisKateMortonsfourthnovelandformeshejustgetsbetter.AswithherpreviousnovelsTheHouseatRivertonTheForgottenGardenandTheDistantHourstheauthortakesasherthemethegradualuncoveringofdramaticeventsfromafamilyspast.Thestoryopensin1961inEnglandwhere16-year-oldLaurelNicolsonisinatreehouseatherfarmhousehomeinSuffolkreadingHaroldPintersplayTheCaretakerandthinkingaboutherboyfriend.Herfamilyiscelebratingthebirthdayofhertwo-year-oldbrotherGeraldwithapicnicbyastream.Laurelwatchesfromherhidingplaceasastrangemanapproachesalongtheroad.SheseeshermotherDorothywhoisholdingGeraldinherarmsspeaktohim.ThenDorothyputsthelittleboydownandkillsthemanwithaknifewhichistraditionallyusedinthefamilyforcuttingcakes.Thenextsectionofthenovelmovesforward50years.LaurelisafamousactresslivinginLondon.Shereturnstothefarmforhermothers90thbirthdaywhichbringsbackmemoriesofallthatsheexperiencedonthatawfuldayandsheresolvestonallyndoutthetruthofwhathappened.ThediscoveryofawartimephotographofhermotherandawomancalledVivienstartsheronthequesttodiscoverinformationabouthermotherslife.AsLaureltraceshermotherspastthestorymovestoDorothysteenageyearsinthelate1930sinCoventryandthentowartimeLondonwhereDorothyherphotographerboyfriendJimmyandVivienmeetbychancetheirlivesbecominginextricablylinked.KateMortonwritesbeautifullyandifyoulikeafamilydramafullofmysteryandsuspensewithanunexpectedtwistyouwillbeentrancedbyTheSecretKeeperMantle.ReviewedbyRozMastersExLibrisJanuary2013sawthelaunchofthebrandnewBedford-basedLtdwhichoffersafullrangeofadministrativesecretariallifestyleandexecutiveassistantservicesandeventplanningtoindividualsandcompaniesbasedinandaroundtheBedfordshirearea.byJennieBaylisswhohasmanyyearsexperienceinbusinessmanagementandexecutivePArolesandaimstohelpclientswiththeirwork-lifebalance.ShetoldOVLThework-lifebalanceissomethingweallstrugglewithandwedonthavetimetodoeverythingontheoffersavarietyofbusinessexecutiveandlifestylesupportservices.Wehaveallareasofbusinessfromorganisingnationalconferencesgalasorprivatepartiestopreparingpresentationsmeetingmanagementandpersonalshopping.LocatedattheBedfordI-Laballservicescanbeprovidedvirtuallyorfromthelocationoftheclientweek.Formoreinformationpleasecall01234834626co.ukFlyHighwithOfceWings www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine59IGiveItAYearDirectorDanMazerBoratwriterAfteronlysevenmonthsNatRoseByrneandJoshRafeSpallgethitchedregardlessofthescepticismsurroundingtheirdecision.LaughsoutweighromancefromtheoffastheweddingceremonyisshroudedbythebizarreincludingawickedlyinappropriatebestmansspeechthickwithunmistakableGervaishumourfromGuyspainfullypatheticbestyDannyStephenMerchant.Marriedlifeprovesproblematicandthecoupleclashconsistently.Joshisahappy-go-luckyhomeboundnovelistghtingwritersblockwhilecareer-drivenNafrustratinglycoldandsnappythroughoutstrugglestotolerateherhusbandsdryhumourandgoofyawkwardness.Theromanticnotionthatapersonsimperfectionsmakethemperfectisdestroyedhere.JoshasksNattodecidewhetherheneedshiscoatandshesingsthewronglyricstosongsneitherquirkisfoundtobecuteorendearingtotheotherbutjustplainirritatingTheirrelationshipencountersfurtherobstacleswhentemptationpresentsitselfintheformofNatsdishynewclientGuySimonBakerandJoshsunluckyinloveexChloeAnnaFaris.SeekinghelpthepairturntoamarriagecounsellorOlivierColemanwhoironicallyinterruptsasessiontohaveadementedscreamingmatchdownthephonewithherhusband.Cynicalandman-hatingColemanshinesofferingachuckle-inducingperformancedespiteherlimitedscreentime.IGiveItAYeartacklesthetrialsandtribulationsofmarriageconfrontingincompatibilityandthethreatoftemptation.Desiretoobtainlaughssometimesinterruptstheowbycreatingunwantedclichs.MomentsofercehonestycontradictitsdedicationtoRomComformulasanctioninganunlikelyeyebrowraiserofanending.FILMSDaisyJayneCrispReviewoftheMonth 60DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsLocalauthorandpoet23-year-oldBelRavennehaspublishedherdebutnovelStorme.WrittenforfemaleteenageandyoungadultreadersherinspirationforthestorycamefromthenovelsofJacquelineWilson.Stormetellsthestoryoftwogirlsfromdifferentbackgroundswhomeetatuniversityandtogetherfaceshockandtragedy.Thestructureisunusualinthatthestoryistoldthroughathird-personauthorialdescriptionofStephanieslifeinterspersedwithBorninaNorthBedfordshirevillageMariawantshermotherdreamofgoingtouniversityandaspirestowritingabookbuthasAspergers.StephanieStormeistryingtobreakawayfromherchildhoodonaNorthLondonestatewhereshewasbroughtupbyanunsuitablefostermother.Dramaticinsightintotheissuesfacedbyteenagerswillleadtheyoungreadertoempathisewiththecharactersandbedrawnintotheabsorbingstory.BelwhowasatWaterstonesinBedfordon9Februarytosigncopiesofhernovelenjoyswritinggardeningsingingplayingguitardramaandworkingwithchildren.Sherunsasuccessfulchildrensentertainingbusinessandwritesinhersparetime.StormeispublishedinpaperbackbyMatadorandisavailablefromallgoodbooksellers.TeenFictionfromLocalAuthorAteenagersviewStormeisanincrediblenovelthatwilltakeyouonanemotionalroller-coaster.AnessentialreadforanyJacquelineWilsonfanparticularlyherolderaudience.ThecharactershaveabeautifulfriendshipandyouwillnotbeabletoputthisbookdownBethAndersonNurserySchoolandBabyUnitBLUNHAMCuddlesandcomfortChallengeandadventureNewdiscoveriesandlearningFunandindependenceWrappedaroundbylovingarmsOutstandingOFSTEDHomecookedhealthymealsSafecaringandhappyenvironmentTeachingandLearningforchildrenaged6wks-5yrsOpenMon-Fri7.30am-6.00pm www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine61WhendiscussingwithfriendsthetopicofCVsIwasamazedandslightlyperplexedtodiscoverthatfewofthehighlyeducatedpeoplearoundthetablerealisedthattheirCVwasamarketingtooltogettheminvitedtointerviews.RegardlessofwhetheryouarehavebeenadomesticengineeroryouarejustdippingatoeinthewateroflifeasacandidateaftermanyyearswiththesameorganisationthereareafewbasicruleswhichwillenableyourCVtostandoutfromthecrowdandhavetherecruitersinvitingyoutointerviews.appreciateisthatthepersonvettingyourCVisnotpsychicsodontpresumetheyknowwhatyoudohavedone.Nordotheyrequiretheminutiaeofeveryresponsibilityyouhaveeverhadatwork.IanHendersonfounderofSquadraCreativeDesignbelievesthatmanypeopleuseadesignservicestohelpformattheirCVs.HeexplainedhowindividualsfrequentlythinkthatusingelaboratefontswillaidintheselloftheirCVbutquiteoftenithampersthecandidatesbranding.MostimportantlywhenwritingaCVyoushouldconsideryourpersonalbrandingbehonestpositiveandsellyourselftogetthatinterview.Weallhaveskills.Whetheryouaschoolleaverorareapost-graduateexpandonthemodulesyouhavetakenandproviderelevantexamplesofwhereyouhavegainedworkexperience.YoungEnterpriseDukeofEdinburghAwardArmyandNavyCadetsaregreatexamplesofbeingateamplayer.ColinChapmanSeniorResourcingManageratNetworkRailstronglybelievesthatitsalwaysagoodideatoconstantlyreviewandupdateyourCVtokeepitcurrentandrelevant.Takeparticularcarewithaccuracypoortardinessandlackofattentiontodetailandcanreallydetractfromhavingastrongskillset.SoherearesometoptipsoftheDosandDontsofCVwritingDOEncouragethereadertoreadyourentireCV.KeepthelayoutlogicalandconciseandrememberthataCVshouldbenomorethantwopagesUserelevantkeywordswhichareinherenttothepositionyouareapplyingforsuchasStandoutfromthecrowdbyplacingemphasisonachievementsanduseyourstrengthstoplaytotherequirementsoftheroleLayoutyourCVinreversechronologicalorderwithyourmostrecentjobandmostrecentAlwaystypeyourCVandaskatrustedfriendorfamilymembertocheckyourspellingandgrammarDONTperson.ItshouldbewritteninthethirdpersonDontcreativelyembellishachievementshonestyisthebestpolicyDontgetcarriedawaywiththecolourandfontItsunnecessarytogiveyourdateofbirthorpersonalinformationsuchasNIandpassportnumbers.NeithershouldyoustatethatyouhaveadrivinglicenceunlessitisaprerequisiteofthepositionDontgivethereasonsforleavingyourlastjobOnelastthingremainpositive.Eveninabuoyantmarketthereisanaverageof100CVapplicationsto10interviewstoonejoboffer.SodontgetdisheartenedifyouhavetosendoutanumberofCVsbeforeyougetaninvitationtoaninterview.UsethetimewiselyandaskforfeedbackfromrecruitersonhowyoucanstrengthenyourCVfurtherandtheareastheysuggestyoucouldbuildon.GoodluckandhappywritingStephanieIvingsLexaHRConsultancyTheArtofaCurriculumVitae 62DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsBackin2010ourSeptembereditionfeaturedthreeBiddenhamresidentsembarkingonanewprojecttowriteanewhistoryoftheirvillage.OVLisdelightedtoreportthatTheVillageofBiddenhamThroughTheAgeshasnowbeenpublishedandhasreceivedexcellentreviews.HistorygraduateMaryMcKeownhadtheideaforanupdatedhistoryofBiddenhamwhichwouldbothentertainandinform.MaryenlistedthehelpofformerteachersKatherineFrickerandDianeToynandthethreewomenbegantheirresearchin2009thinkingtheprojectwouldtakeayeartocompleteItscertainlyenrichedourlives.didntthinkitwouldtakeverylongbutthenallofthesethingscametolightMaryexplained.Inadditiontoscholarlychaptersonthehistoryofthevillagefrompre-historictimestherearememoirsofpeoplewhogrewupworkingonthefarmsintheearly20thcenturyandtheexperiencesofthosewhoservedduringbothWorldWars.Thereisalsoahistoryofthevillageschoolfromitsfoundingin1832.Over100illustrationsareincludedsomeincolourandanillustratedguidedwalkroundBiddenham.Thebookhasbeenwell-receivedwithcommentsincludingThebookisbrilliantTopMarksYourbookisavaluablerecordofBiddenhamshistoryanditspeopleWearethoroughlyenjoyingrelivinghappydays.TheVillageofBiddenhamThroughTheAgescosts24includingpostageandpackagingandisavailablebyemailingmarymckeownfastmail.co.ukTheauthorswelcomeenquiriesfromOVLreadersMaryMcKeown37ChurchEnd01234267678KatherineFricker1IsonClose01234342843DianaToyn30DaysLane01234211716LocalhistorybookisagreatsuccessKATHERINEFRICKERMARYMcKEOWNDIANATOYNTHEVILLAGEOFBIDDENHAMTHROUGHTHEAGESAskyourGPaboutbookingyourstoday.Areyouaged40-74IfsoyoumaybeentitledtoaFREENHShealthcheck.BedfordshireLuton www.ousevalleyliving.comFollowusontwitterOVLMagazine63TedandChiriaShorrockfromAuklandNewZealandstayedwiththeirgoodfriendsBryanandBarbaraBuckbyinWillingtonrecentlyaspartofatwo-weekvisittoTedshomelandtocelebratehis80thbirthday.Duringtheiraction-packedstayTedandBryanwentbacktoschoolBedfordSchooltogetherandChiriametgroupsofBedfordshirecraftswomentoshareideasandtoadmireeachotherswork.AthomeChiriaisanenthusiasticartistandcraftswoman.Shedyesspinsandknitsitemsmadefromsheepswoolusingvegetabledyesmadefromplantsinhergardenandthesurroundingenvironment.Onhervisithereshemetwomenwhocreatebeautifulworksofartfromthreadsofdifferentkindsusingawidevarietyoftechniques.FourmembersofBedfordshireEmbroiderersGuildeachbroughtfouritemsoftheirworkforhertosee.Therewerepicturesneedle-casesChristmastreedecorationssmallsamplersshowingdifferentstitchesasatincushionandathree-dimensionalmodelofgardenswhichwasawardedfrstprizeinarecentcompetition.Thesebeautifulpiecesweremadeusingdifferentembroiderystitchesmachineembroiderystump-workblack-workappliqupaintedsilknetanddecorativesequinsandbeadsofmanykinds.ChiriatravelledtonorthBedfordshiretomeettwomembersoftheBraidSocietywhoexplainedtheintricaciesoftheircrafttoherandgaveheramasterclassinmakingaBarbersPoleoutofeightloopsofwool.TheseladiesalsomakereplicaTudorcostumesandtheyshowedherabeautifulgirlscostumeofredsilkandsomeexamplesofTudorcorsetstheyhadmade.OnanotherdayChiriavisitedmembersoftheAragonLaceMakerswhowereholdingaLaceDayattheDanishCampVisitorCentreinWillington.Shechattedtoseveralofthemandadmiredtheirdesignstheirworkandtheirbobbins.Lacemakingisbecomingincreasinglypopularandtherewerefouryoungwomenamongthegroup.EveryonewasworkingonanewprojectforBedfordMuseumwhichwillgoondisplaywhenitre-opensasTheHiggins.Chiriawasencouragedtoseewhethertherearelace-makersinNewZealandwhomightliketobeputintouchwithAragonLacemakerstosharedesignsandideas.Thehistoryofaddingvaluetotextilesandgarmentsbytheuseofembroideriesandlacesgoesbackhundredsofyearsandthesecraftshavebeenpractisedbymenandwomenfromallsectionsofsociety.ThespinningofthreadsandthemakingoflacewhichwasoftensoldthroughagentsinBedfordandelsewherewereimportantcottageindustriesintothetwentiethcentury.IfyouwouldlikemoreinformationwhynotcontactoneofthefollowingBedfordEmbroiderersGuild-HelenChessum01462812743helen.chessumtalktalk.netTheBraidSociety-AppleIvory01933317066appleivorybtconnect.comwww.braidsociety.comAragonLacemakers-MarilynTwo01234217900mtwo5aol.comItwasapleasureandaprivilegetomeetChiriaandTedtointroduceChiriatosomeofthemanytalentedcraftswomeninBedfordshireandtosharewithhertheirenthusiasmandfriendship.DorothyJamiesonChiriaisaversionofanIndiannamemeaninglittlebirdALittleBirdToldMeBedfordshirecraftswomenwelcomeChiria Emailyourpicturestoinfoousevalleyliving.comandshowuswhosbeenreadingyourOVLandwheretheywere.Pictureswillbeprintedeachmonthandourfavouriteentryoftheyearwillwin50tobeannouncedintheDecemberedition.SkyNewscorrespondentDavidCrabtreereadshiswhileshelteringfromthesnowoutsideNottinghamCrownCourtBethreadsherswhenshesmeanttoberevising...SharnbrookSixthFormstudentsreadtheirsduringtheirlunchbreakWHEREdoyoureadyoursWHEREdoyoureadyours Thankyouforyourmanyentries.IfyourpictureisntherechecknextmonthsissueofOVL.LouisSmithreadshisbetweenbalancingtumblingvaultingmedalwinningandballroomdancingSkyereadshersaftershescheweditalittleMargieDennisonspottedSantareadinghisinaprecariouspositioninCarlton 66DontforgettomentionOVLwhenrespondingtoadvertsAriesmar21-apr20Thereseemstobeanissuewithaparentorchildandtheyarearmedwithwords.Youmayfeelweakenedinitiallybutthematterwillsubsideandasyoureachthemiddleofthemonthyoullfeelyourstrengthreturn.Thetimearoundthe21stshouldbringsomebreakthroughsandnewbeginnings.Geminimay22-jun21Youllfeelasifyourenotgettinganywherethismonthandhonestlytheresnotmuchyoucandoaboutit.Insteadofghtingtogoforwarddrawonthedeepwellofwisdomthatyoucanaccessanddwellinsteadonthesenseofspiritualsupportwhichisclearlyavailable.Leojul24-aug23Beassuredthatthecurrentsituationisgoodforyou.ItmaybedullweakeningordepressingbuthonestlyitISgoodforyou.Trytomakethebestofthingsandsomethingthatyouputinplaceworkonoracceptnowwillprovetobeveryfruitfulintime.Taurusapr21-may21Theresanelementofserviceaboutthismonthbutanopportunityformuchmore.Okayitisnevernicetofeelasityoucouldhavedonesomethingbetterordealwithsomeonespain.Butbytakingitonyoucanreachawisdomandhealingthatwillhelpyoufeelbetterintime.Cancerjun22-jul23Initiallyagoodmonthasitseemsasifyoucangetasenseofpurposeandmeaningregardingthelastyearwhichwillprobablyprovokelearningcontemplationandeventuallygivesomerelief.Theperiodaroundthe20thhassomehiccupsandthiscomestoaheadaroundthe26th.Virgoaug24-sep23ASignicantOtherloomslargeandhasallyourattention.Thingsareconfusingandattimesyoumayfeelguiltybutconcernmustbefeltbeforehealingcanbeginitispartoftheprocess.Bepatientandatpeacewithyourselfandothersallwillsoonbewell.HOROSCOPESWITHALISONCHESTER-LAMBERTAlisonisanastrologerwithBBCandAmericanTVandradiocreditsandthreepublishedbooks.Inherpersonalone-to-onetelephonereadingsshelooksdeepintothesoulorcharacterrevealingunderlyingmotivationsandinuencesonapersonslife.Theyareacclaimedasincrediblyinspirationalhealingandinsightful.Gotowww.alisonchesterlambert.comorwww.midlandsschoolofastrology.co.ukorphone018276828807767810889.59forover1hourrecorded. 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