A ‘much loved’ lady born during the last few months of World War One has celebrated her 101st birthday with a tea party at her Dorset care home.
Joan Waddington enjoyed an afternoon of good wishes, chocolate cake and hits from the 1940s, 50s and 60s performed live by Bournemouth singer Scarlett Bow.
Friends and family, including Joan’s younger sister Peggy and god-daughter Sue, were among the guests at Colten Care’s Avon Reach home in…
The 19th Open Art Exhibition opens at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington this weekend, showcasing pieces by 105 talented, local artists. Last year the Open exhibition made a successful transition to the new gallery spaces and an online entry method.
Steve Marshall, Curator of the Open Exhibition said “This year there were 428 entries for the exhibition and since the overall quality was so high the judges had a very difficult time…
I have been a homeopath for 15 years and I am still, at times, blown away by its power. Sometimes someone comes for an appointment visibly, palpably looking and feeling a whole new person. A fresh spring in their step, new-found energy, full of positivity and plans, a huge smile on their face. I have experienced it myself. When my homeopath has given me a good remedy it has…
Looking for an excellent restaurant, cosy bistro, foodie pub or café where you can have a great meal out? We really are spoilt for choice in the New Forest, with a huge number of fantastic eateries offering a broad variety of gastronomic delights, with prices to suit all budgets. So, whether you are looking for fine dining for a special occasion, a family friendly treat, a good lunch…
Nowadays grandparents are playing an ever increasing role in their grandchildren’s lives. But what legal rights do grandparents have to see their grandchildren, particularly if mum and dad decide to separate?
The latest in the Lester Aldridge Life Matters series, this article written by Rosemary Sharp, Partner with Lester Aldridge, offers some comfort and advice to an increasing number of grandparents who only want to do the best for their grandchildren at…
Tony Mills calls himself a “Soul Whisperer”.
When you meet him you soon learn why and what he means.
If you often or just sometimes feel depressed...
...if you have niggling aches and pains wherever they are in your body...
... if like most of us from time to time you just have that feeling that things are not right with you, you don’t feel good about yourself and you’re somehow not dealing with things as you’d like, you don’t know why…
Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa has welcomed a new general manager. Steve Woodrow, 44, has over 25 years’ experience in the hotel industry, having worked for premier 4* and 5* hotels both in the UK and abroad.
Steve comes to Careys Manor from the Solent Hotel and Spa in Fareham, where he was general manager for five years, overseeing a 117-bedroom hotel, 13 meeting rooms, and a 1 rosette restaurant and bar and spa. Steve
Hassan Hicks is a long established private business. It’s a family owned, traditional ophthalmic and dispensing optician and contact lens specialist which also markets fabulous top quality spectacles, and has always been based in Lymington. NHS sight tests and private eye examinations are carried out by fully qualified staff using the most modern equipment and a warm welcome is always extended to new patients.
Unusually, this isn't intended as a promotional article! In fact because they…
Social enterprise companies Belu Water, Rubies in the Rubble and From Babies with Love all led by women are striving to make a difference in a troubled world whilst also making healthy profits. They serve as fantastic examples of how businesses can lead the way in many directions.
First there were fizz and delicious non alcoholic cocktails accompanied by delicious canapés, and lots of interesting chat as the…
No more decisions to make about which brand to buy, no more heavy loads of pet foods to carry home. Buying Oscar makes life easier all round, as well as making healthy sense for your pet.
There have been four much loved Springer Spaniels in the Boettger Family over the last 13 years, and they’ve all dined happily on Oscar. As the latest in the lineage mum Aero and her daughter…
Join us for a fantastic adventure with your family in The New Forest.
Explore the stunning Beaulieu River Nature Reserve by boat and the wonderful New Forest National Park by bike.
Full day bike hire including helmets and trails of the local area to complete and a 90 minute guided canoeing trip on the Beaulieu River.
In between your activities there’ll be plenty of time to explore the Beaulieu village, boasting a variety of independent shops and cafe’s. Or how about lunch by the riverside at Buckler’s Hard? We can help you plan out the perfect Family Adventure Day!
Full day’s bike hire
Map and trail to complete during your ride
Guided canoeing tour on the Beaulieu River
Tag alongs and trailers available
Helmets and repair kit
Help with planning your lunch stop and day
Fun and games to practice your skills
Suitable for all ages
No experience required
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