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Chobham Adventure Farm

The one thing I always helps me get into the Christmas spirit is children. I was a nanny for five years and a nursery practitioner for 3 years prior to that, and every December I found that the excitement and sheer joy that these little people radiated during the festive …

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The Woolpack review

On Friday 29th November I was invited to the newly refurbished Woolpack in Banstead. This impressive building has been stopping traffic on the main road, as people have been eagerly awaiting the big reveal and re-opening of the pub. As soon as I walked in, I was amazed at how …

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The Bear and Ragged Staff

On a recent visit to Farnham Alex and I had an enjoyable lunch at the newly refurbished Bear and Ragged Staff pub. Just outside of the town centre the pub has been most tastefully re-furbished, in a way that appeals to all ages of pub goers. It still maintains its …

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Trinity School pupils no longer lost for words!

On Monday 18th November 2019, Leatherhead Rotary Club was delighted to present around 50 copies of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary to Year 6 pupils at Leatherhead Trinity School to assist them with their studies during their final year at the school as well as their future secondary education. ‘Dictionary 4 …

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A room for all seasons

Local garden building designer Kani.House gave us a tour of their latest project, a stunning pool house in Tadworth. It was February this year when Kani.House owner Neil Phillipson was called to design and install a replacement for a dilapidated log cabin, being used as a summer house by a …

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Tunsgate Quarter Welcomes Homewares Brand

DESIGN VINTAGE TO GUILDFORD! Tunsgate Quarter Guildford, the aspirational retail, leisure and dining destination located just off Guildford’s historic High Street, is delighted to announce that leading homeware and interiors brand Design Vintage will be opening its doors to shoppers on January 9th 2020. Set up and owned by Interior …

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Creative Writing Workshop – Tapping into your imagination through words

Saturday, 1st February 2020, near Goodwood, Chichester     Remember being 6 years old and your teacher saying: “I’d like you to write a story today about…” Now imagine somebody asking you the same question today. We are all born with imagination and the ability to create new things. Along …

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Guildford Antiques & Brocante Street Market is back by popular demand for a special Christmas visit

 on Sunday 15th December in the High Street 9.30am -3.30pm ………with an antiques, collectables, vintage & retro brocante style market with traders and enthusiasts from across the south and beyond offering a huge array of items from the UK and Europe.  Amongst the items on offer will be retro and …

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A visit to Guild Foods Market

Take a new look at Guild Foods market in Guildford and you will find not only a totally refurbished local store, but a whole new shopping experience in the heart of Guildford. Transformed from a local Nisa store and petrol station to a Fresh look one stop shop for all …

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The South of England Agricultural Society Winter Fair

The South of England Agricultural Society’s Winter Fair is a really enjoyable family day out.  There were lots of unexpected surprises, including a giant inflatable snow globe that you could enter for a fun photo opportunity, entertainers on stilts and singers providing a festive atmosphere for fair-goers sitting down to …

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The benefits of hiring short-term or temporary staff

Over time, the needs of your business will change. So, whether you’re stocking up on staff for the holiday rush or bringing on extra talent for a specialist project, short-term hires can prove a fantastic way to manage workloads and improve productivity. Here are six reasons why temporary hiring could …

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Remember someone special with Dorking Tree of Light service

The local community will be coming together to remember loved ones at a Dorking Tree of Light service on Sunday 1 December*. The service will include Christmas carols and readings, and has been jointly organised by the local hospice, St Catherine’s Hospice and St Paul’s Church. . The Tree of …

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Award Winning Dementia Care Home in Camberley

Holly Lodge, a private care home in Frimley Green specialising in Dementia Care, was announced as a winner at the prestigious national Caring UK Awards. Holly Lodge is delighted to have won the 2019 Excellence and Innovation in Dementia Care Award at the national Caring UK event hosted on Friday …

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Guildford Fringe’s popular adult pantomime is back and selling out fast! Sinders plays The Back Room of the Star Inn from 27 November – 11 January

Guildford Fringe’s popular adult pantomime returns this winter with a brand new show, Sinders – The Adult Panto, playing at The Back Room of the Star Inn from 27 November 2019 – 11 January 2020. With 70% of tickets snapped up already and fourteen sold-out performances so far, book as …

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The Guildford Autumn Festival

Tins for Toffee Apples at Guildford Rugby Club 17th November 2019 Supported by Greener Greens On Sunday 17th November the children of Guildford Rugby Club will be welcoming eleven other clubs from across Surrey, South London and the South Coast for a celebration of Rugby, Autumn and Thanksgiving. Greener Greens …

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