July/August 2013 - Living Plus

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A family magazine for Clifton, Redland, Cotham, Bishopston and St. Andrew's areas in Bristol, 5000 free copies distributed door-to door to households and local shops every month.

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<ul><li><p> July / August 20 1 3</p><p>Previously Redland and Cotham Livng Please take one </p><p>Great Picnic Tips Indside !</p></li><li><p>Inside marquee,Licensed bar&amp; food</p><p>KEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAM</p><p>SAT 24 AUG12.3011.45PM KEYNSHAM RUFC, BRISTOL ROAD </p><p>BOX OFFICE: 0800 652 2852 www.fakefestivals.co.ukADULT (18+) 20.00 YOUNG (10-17) 10.00 CHILD (0-9) FREE DOOR 25.00 (YOUNG 15.00)</p><p>LOCAL TICKET OUTLET: BRISTOL TICKET SHOP, 26 UNION STREET, BRISTOL, BS21 2DP</p><p>| 5 local support bands:SIR PAUL, MARMALADE SKY, THE SEX BRISTOLS </p><p>LOADED MADCHESTER, TAFIJAH ALLSTARS</p><p>TRIBUTE:OASISHoasisTRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:OASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHoasis</p><p>TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:</p><p>3 top UK tributes:</p></li><li><p>Contents</p><p>Sunny Days, Perfect Picnics 5</p><p>Where to go 8</p><p>What to bring 1 2</p><p>New Books 1 6</p><p>Experts Say 20</p><p>Keynsham Fake Festival 24</p><p>Recipes 27</p><p>Now thats what I call a Summer! With all the amazing sunshine weve been having everyday just makes you wonder why you need to bother going on holiday in Spain or Greece when you have it all right here?</p><p>To make the most of this brilliant weather, our feature story and monthly recipes this month are all about having the perfect picnic (Page 5). There are just so many great picnic foods for you to try; from traditional to continental or maybe even a touch of international? There are also some great places around Bristol you can go for a picnic; or if you want to make a day out of it, weve found some great beaches and places in the countryside, and its all free.</p><p>In our Experts Say feature this month (Page 20), Crystal Clear will be answering some of our readers questions about installing PVC windows and conservatories. With all the heavy rain water we had earlier this year, this is the hot topic you wanted answered! </p><p>We have been busy hunting around town in the Gromit Unleashed charity exhibition and so far we have found most of the ones around city centre. Just keep going to complete it all! Lastly, if you had missed out on the music festivals last month, there is still the Keynsham Fake Festival coming on 24th August!</p><p>Emily, Editor</p><p>Inside marquee,Licensed bar&amp; food</p><p>KEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAMKEYNSHAM</p><p>SAT 24 AUG12.3011.45PM KEYNSHAM RUFC, BRISTOL ROAD </p><p>BOX OFFICE: 0800 652 2852 www.fakefestivals.co.ukADULT (18+) 20.00 YOUNG (10-17) 10.00 CHILD (0-9) FREE DOOR 25.00 (YOUNG 15.00)</p><p>LOCAL TICKET OUTLET: BRISTOL TICKET SHOP, 26 UNION STREET, BRISTOL, BS21 2DP</p><p>| 5 local support bands:SIR PAUL, MARMALADE SKY, THE SEX BRISTOLS </p><p>LOADED MADCHESTER, TAFIJAH ALLSTARS</p><p>TRIBUTE:OASISHoasisTRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:OASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHOASISHoasis</p><p>TRIBUTE:TRIBUTE:</p><p>3 top UK tributes:</p></li><li><p> Tell people you saw their ad in Living Plus</p><p>Sunny Days, Perfect Picnics </p><p>A perfect sunny day just seems to scream out to me for getting a picnic together and get the most out of the weather. Preparing a picnic is as simple or elaborate as you want to make it and there are many ways to make a picnic as unique and different as they can be, so that they are truly memorable occasions. </p><p>To give you a few ideas in preparing for your next picnic; we have a number of scenic places around town and nearby you can visit, some interesting and quick to prepare recipes to give your picnic a more continental theme and of course a checklist to help you better organise your picnic so that you can spend more time enjoying the sunshine. </p><p>The easiest way to go about a picnic is to visit a supermarket on your way to your picnic venue and buy a number pre-packaged cocktail sausages, sandwiches, crisps and lemonade but then this would hardly be anyones perfect picnic.</p></li><li><p> Tell people you saw their ad in Living Plus 5</p><p>According to The Oxford Companion to Food, the earliest records of picnics in England and France were of wealthy landowners in the 14th century hunting on their own estates with elaborate feasts that followed. By Victorian England, picnics were popularised and became more commonplace in social society, with writers like Dickens, Trollop and Jane Austen romanticising them in their books.</p><p>The Victorians made picnics an art form, with hours of preparation required for in both food and matching picnic cutlery and equipment. Today we have benefit of using light disposable plastic cutlery and a wide variety of convenient prepared foods to choose from, but there is a growing trend in reviving some of the traditions in making a picnic an elaborate outdoor feast.</p><p>According to Fortnum &amp; Mason who claimed to have invented the Scotch egg in the 1730s, picnic hampers were originally meant to be travellers baskets. Many coach inns along Piccadilly prepared these travellers baskets them for people embarking on long journeys in the 18th Century. This soon evolved into large Victorian picnic hampers which contained boned and sliced chickens, cheeses, bread baked goods, butter wrapped in lettuce leaves, to keep it cool and rich fruit cake. </p><p>With all the choices of food available today, you can quite simply pick your picnic items by theme; Traditional English, Mediterranean, flavours from around the world, or even all of the above in moderation.</p><p>Knowing the occasion and your guests will help you determine your picnic menu, many would agree in choosing foods that can travel well and can be shared easily in finger food portions.</p><p>In a traditional English picnic, seasonal foods such as strawberries, cold asparagus in vinaigrette are usually favourites with everyone. By choosing staple items such as quiches, pork pies, scotch eggs are also a safe bet for fussy eaters who are not adventurous about trying out new foods. Small details also make a nice difference such as choosing watercress rather than lettuce. Desserts such as Victoria Sponge and Battenberg cake are also traditional favourites, but bear in mind that cakes are more prone to attract insects. An alternative to consider are chocolate brownie or flapjack fingers. </p></li><li><p> Call us on 07833208953 to advertise www.facebook.com/livingplusuk Tell people you saw their ad in Living Plus</p><p>For a Mediterranean picnic, there are a number of foods you can buy which does not require preparation such as a Mezze selection of flatbreads, olives, hummus and roast veg. This is lighter in taste compared with pies and scotch eggs but you can also include some continental cheese and hams to balance your appetite. When you choose what cheese to take, try to go for hard cheeses as oppose to soft cheeses because they keep better form under non refrigerated conditions. Not to mention this is a rule of thumb for choosing picnic items that wont bruise or break easily if bumped. </p><p>Even if you are having a family picnic and once the kids have finished their food, you can still reminisce some romantic moments with a bit of fresh seafood and bottle of Champagne and strawberries. Many young couples have enjoyed memorable picnic </p></li><li><p>- Prize winning sausages- Tasty 8 week matured T Bones- Gower Salt Marsh Lamb Koftas- Free range Chinese pork ribs- Gluten free range- Butter flyied legs of Gower lamb</p><p> Call us on 07833208953 to advertise www.facebook.com/livingplusuk Tell people you saw their ad in Living Plus 7</p><p>dates and reliving these moments makes your picnic extra special. Just remember to bring an icebox to keep these items chilled! </p><p>For a more exotic approach to picnic food, you can add an exotic touch by making your own Japanese Sushi. This is a light and delicious alternative and makes a perfect mess free finger food for your picnic basket. A healthy option does not mean it has to be boring, vegetarian tortilla wraps such as a grilled courgette, bean and cheese combo is a refreshing choice. If you are looking to add a touch of spice, homemade Thai fishcakes is heavenly with a cool glass of Riesling. </p><p>For some quick and easy to prepare picnic foods, see our recipes page this month on page 27 and discover how easy it is to make your own gourmet picnic treats.</p></li><li><p> Call us on 07833208953 to advertise www.facebook.com/livingplusuk Tell people you saw their ad in Living Plus</p><p>Where to goAlthough hunting for your picnic food (like the medieval gentry did) is off the menu today, many people continue the spirit of the hunt today in finding the perfect location, which now hold equal importance with the food. In creating this part of the perfect picnic experience there are many parks, riversides, hilltops, and beaches to choose from to find that picturesque postcard backdrop. Without having to go too far, here are a few FREE places you can go to relish your perfect picnic. </p><p>Ashton Court Estate (Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9JN)Just over the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Ashton Court Estate has 850 acres of woodland and meadows for you to discover in a brilliant picnic location. If you are lucky, you might even see the parks own herd of red deer. Look out for the Doomsday Oak, just one of the many ancient oak trees. The Summerhouse Plantation, close to the mansion, is full of interesting plants and archaeology and there are plenty of activities including an orienteering course, miniature railway, mountain bike and horse trail, and hiking aplenty.</p><p>Blaise Castle Estate (Weston Road, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, BS10 7QS)Set in 650 acres of parkland, Blaise Castle Estate has a dedicated picnic area and a large childrens play area with its dedicated zones for younger and older children including a sand play, climbing frames, tree house and trampolines. There are a number of paths leading up the hill to the rear of the grassland. At the top is a castle (actually a folly), if the flag is flying it is open to visitors and you can see wonderful views over to the River Severn on one side and towards Bristol. Within the grounds, there is also the Blaise Castle House Museum housed in a late 18th century mansion which has a fascinating collection of items which offer an insight into domestic life with cooking, lighting, washing and other household equipment used during the last three hundred years.</p></li><li><p> Call us on 07833208953 to advertise www.facebook.com/livingplusuk Tell people you saw their ad in Living Plus 9</p></li><li><p> Call us on 07833208953 to advertise www.facebook.com/livingplusuk Tell people you saw their ad in Living Plus</p><p>Chew Valley Lake (Chew Lake Tea Shop, Walley Lane, Chew Stoke, Bristol BS40 8TF)You would never believe that this is a large man-made, Bristol Water-owned reservoir. Located in the foothills of the Mendips, ten miles south of Bristol, Chew Valley Lake is rich with wildlife and is a designated SSSI, a special scientific interest area as it is one of Britains most important sites for wintering wildfowl with over 280 species of birds. It is also a world-renowned fly fishing venue with one of the most heavily stocked Trout </p><p>fisheries in Europe. On a sunny day, Chew Valley Lake has some of the most fantastic views that the English countryside can offer. The lake has one main island called Denny Island. The River Chew enters Chew Valley Lake via the Herriots Pool nature reserve at the shallow southern end of the lake. The lake is also a popular water </p><p>sports venue, hosting windsurfing and sailing in addition to housing a nature reserve, several public picnic areas, woodland walks. Car parking is free from October until April and a nominal fee charged during the summer period. There are two attractively landscaped picnic areas with seating in front of the Chew Lake Tea Shop, overlooking the lake. There are also two adventure play areas for kids.</p><p>Kilve Beach, Minehead (Kilve, Nether Stowey, TA5 1EG)About one and a quarter hours drive from Bristol is Kilve Beach, a designated SSSI area with a large and rocky beach filled with a wide variety of types of stones and rocks. The beach is backed with low sandy banks and larger cliffs displaying amazing coloured formations. The cliffs are not safe for climbing but the natural surroundings are great for kids to play in rock pools, climbing, and making castles, arches and other shapes with the rocks. Beside the path leading down to the beach is a stream lined with trees and there is a place to...</p></li></ul>