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WIN 1 Year’s Membership & Afternoon Tea at
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens!

The award-winning Sir Harold Hillier Gardens never fail to impress with the splendour of their seasonal planting displays set in 180 acres. Visitors can also enjoy a new dining experience at The Garden Restaurant, Jermyn’s House by relaxing over a morning coffee, a sit-down lunch or a decadent afternoon tea, all skilfully prepared by the talented in-house catering team.

All you have to do is go to the wordsearch in this month’s magazine, find all the words listed and read the unused letters in order from left to right, row by row, to reveal a hidden phrase.  Click below to send your answer through to us by noon on Friday 17 December.  Good luck!

Congratulations to Mrs I Kemlo who won Titchfield Festival Theatre tickets in our previous Wordsearch competition.


WIN 12 Months’ Full Family Membership for Everyone Active!

 Everyone Active and Fareham Borough Council are pleased to announce the refurbishment of Fareham Leisure Centre, which has served the local community for more than four decades. The £6M investment has provided state-of-the-art activities including Fortis Studio, a ‘Top Rock’ climbing wall, soft play area, indoor splash pad and gym extension. Holly Hill Leisure Centre users can now benefit from a steam room and sauna. There’s never been a better time for the whole family to get active!

All you have to do is find the competition in this month’s edition and count how many DUMBBELLS are hidden throughout the magazine.  Click below to send us your answer by noon on Friday 17 December.  We hope you’re a winner!



This month's recipe

Coconut Balls

Ingredients - Serves:

Makes 24 balls
1kg medium oatmeal
250g icing sugar
1 vanilla pod, split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
125g unsweetened cocoa powder – use a good quality brand
50ml whipping cream
50ml Licor 43 or Galliano
500g butter, at room temperature and whipped until light and airy
200g desiccated coconut, to decorate


1. Using a large metal spoon, mix the oatmeal, icing sugar, vanilla seeds and cocoa powder together in a large mixing bowl. Add the cream and Licor 43 and continue mixing until all the ingredients are blended. Add the whipped butter and beat until everything is well combined. It’s important, however, that the oatmeal does not get too processed and still retains texture.

2. Shape the mixture into about 24 smooth balls, 40g each and the size of a golf ball.

3. Spread the coconut over a tray and roll the balls, one at a time, in the coconut to thoroughly coat. You want to make sure there’s enough coconut on them that they become difficult to eat, with coconut raining onto your shirt. I serve these at room temperature. If not serving immediately, however, store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks and remove 30 minutes before serving.

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