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Not everyone can choose to or wishes to be a full time at home mum (it is one of the hardest jobs after all). One thing we all share is the desire to be a good mother. Sara Kennaugh of Berry & Lamberts Solicitors interviews Dhruva Patel, Private Client Solicitor and mother to a 14 month old girl, and Anila Naeem, Family Solicitor and mother to a two year old boy, on life as a mother and a professional. What brought you to the world of law? Dhruva: Most of

Are you ready to be taken on a magical journey to meet the big man himself? We have put together a list of local venues offering enchanting grotto experiences. Some tickets are running low so make sure to grab a spot whilst they are still available!   Riverhill Himalayan Gardens Quick! Before it’s too late! Places are running out! With delicious looking menus you will be able to enjoy a magical experience with Father Christmas and have breakfast or afternoon tea with him. He will also be giving out gifts

Since the time of King Henry VIII the George & Dragon, Chipstead has been offering hospitality to locals and visitors. Renovated by new owner Benjamin James in 2009, his mission was to breathe life back into a beautiful but tired sixteenth-century pub, using tasteful decor, a roaring log fire and a menu that changes daily and uses the best of what the local, organic farms in Kent, Sussex, and Surrey have to offer. Featured in the Michelin Guide and The Good Pub Guide the menu offers something for everyone, vegetarian to meat

Party Doctors share with us their top tips on how to pull off the perfect Christmas bash! 1. Don’t delay, start today: It is imperative to start planning early. The majority of venues and event planning companies have an influx of enquiries throughout the summer holidays would you believe! 2. Find yourself a few Santa’s helpers: Whether you’re a group of 20 or 200, don’t try and take on the task on your own. Build a committee of colleagues, friends or relatives to pitch in too. Don’t be afraid to

Remember, remember the 5th of November! If you’re stuck for inspiration on where to take the kids this firework night, check out our round-up below: Sevenoaks Fireworks On Saturday 4th of November the Sevenoaks Round Table will present the annual Sevenoaks Fireworks display. The event will begin at 5pm with entertainment on Sevenoaks High Street. The torch procession will then start at 7pm taking families to Sevenoaks School field for the spectacular fireworks display which will start at 7.45pm. There will be attractions to keep the family happy including a range

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about care and finances on their behalf, in the event of a loss of mental capacity through an accident or illness such as dementia.Warners Solicitors share with us their top tips on drafting a lasting power of attorney: Plan early – While you have capacity, it’s vital that you get your affairs in order and choose the best people to manage your affairs, in case of an

Thank you to Riverford for sharing this delicious winter salad which is a beautiful balance of bittersweet griddled radicchio, sweet roasted squash and salty cheese. Ingredients 2 radicchio heads 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, plus extra to serve Olive oil 1 large butternut or crown prince squash, peeled & cut into wedges no more than 2cm wide 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 100g hazelnuts, toasted & roughly chopped 150g hard goat’s cheese Salt & pepper Method Heat a cast-iron griddle pan until really hot. Preheat oven to 190°C/Gas 5. Cut each radicchio

When I was asked if I’d like to attend a Style and Nutrition workshop run by professional stylist Fleur McCrone and nutrition expert Jennie Gough, I jumped at the chance! Having already gained so much from Jennie’s ‘Rewire Your Food Brain’ programme last year I knew I was in for a treat. And with the added style insight from Fleur, it’s a match made in heaven. The workshop aims to give you advice on how to refresh your wardrobe, your mindset and your larder! It’s an informal and friendly day, held

If you fancy a spot of autumnal fun, why not go to a pick your own pumpkin farm? We have put together a list of local places you can visit but make sure you take wellies and a strong plastic bag, you might find yourself in a muddy situation! Castle Farm have had a bumper crop this year so make sure you come and choose yourself a perfect pumpkin – you’ll find great piles of home-grown pumpkins situated at the Hop Shop. Where: Castle Farm, Redmans Lane, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7UB Hewitts Farm  have a large

  Thank you English Mum for this delicious, perfectly autumnal recipe! 350g pumpkin or butternut squash, cut into small cubes 1/2 tsp vanilla paste or extract 100ml apple juice 1 cinnamon stick 1 tbsp honey 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or used mixed spice) Pop the squash, vanilla paste, apple juice, cinnamon stick and honey into a saucepan. Bring to the boil then immediately turn it down, pop on a lid and simmer for around 30 minutes (keep an eye on it – you might need a dash more apple

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