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Combine grapeseed and olive oil. With motor running, slowly drizzle oil mixture into processor until completely emulsified, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in salt, black pepper and cayenne. Transfer to a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Place ciabatta rolls cut side up on a large baking sheet. Divide turkey evenly among bottom halves of rolls; spread onion relish over meat.

Lay 3 slices bacon on each ciabatta top. Transfer baking sheet to oven; toast 5 minutes or until edges of ciabatta turn light golden brown the turkey does not have to get hot. Remove from oven and transfer bacon to other side of ciabatta, laying on top of onion relish. Top evenly with avocado. Empty comment. You seem to be logged out. Refresh your page, login and try again. Sorry, comments are currently closed. The ever-popular annual summer barbecue at Boughton Hall was held this year on Sunday, 6th August. Although the sun stayed away, 85 owners and guests enjoyed an al fresco feast, washed down with Pimm's and Sangria, whilst being entertained by local singer and pianist, Craig Elliot.

This was a first for Boughton Hall and the occasion was marked in style. Not even the weather could put a damper on the wonderful afternoon had by all for the birthday party. Over friends, family and Owners joined Stan on his special day. Two birthday cakes were presented - one baked by Stan's daughter and the other donated by the local Co-Op Store. The afternoon was rounded off with a film of Stan's life, created by friend and fellow Apartment Owner John Young, which was shown in the Main Hall. All at Boughton Hall and Enterprise Retirement Living offer Stan their congratulations on this milestone, and wish him continued health and happiness for years to come.

Neil has been on two boards of UK oil and gas operators and has ten years' experience of the UK energy industry. It was a unique opportunity to hear about how fracking affects the local area and 35 Owners and guests attended this informative evening. Over 50 Boughton Hall owners and guests enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of outdoor games on Thursday, 6th July, and the rain stayed away! Those not taking part enjoyed Pimm's on the patio while watching the fun. They presented four brilliant stories, punctuated by photography, English and Irish humour, and ghosts!

Boughton Hall's regular start of summer event - Pimm's On The Patio - turned out to be Pimm's in the Restaurant, courtesy of the unpredictable weather! With true British stoicism, no one let the weather spoil what was a wonderful afternoon enjoyed by all! A Strawberry Tea, consisting of strawberry scones, strawberry Victoria cake, and tea and coffee was served. Some people were also tempted by a glass of Pimm's. The day was beautiful and sunny Displaying typical British stoicism, everybody upped sticks and reconvened in the front of the Hall where the band continued to play to the delight of everyone.


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On Thursday, 27th April, the Christleton Wednesday Group, which meets once a month and organises charity events, held a coffee morning at Boughton Hall in aid of Reverse Rett, an amazing charity fighting to overcome Rett Syndrome. This post-natal neurological condition most often strikes previously healthy little girls between their first and second birthdays and leaves them with multiple disabilities and medical complexities for life. Boughton Hall apartment owner Pam Evans, a member of the Christleton Wednesday Group, sang and played the ukulele, along with other members of the group pictured.

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Washed down with flagons of wine and olde-fashioned beer, along with Meadmosa cocktails, the evening was a merry one. Entertainment was provided by Maranella Medieval Minstrels and everyone had a wonderful time dancing until late. With the arrival of spring, the Boules Ladder has begun at Boughton Hall. There was an informal afternoon of play to remind or inform owners of the rules on Easter Saturday, 15th April, in which nine players took part. No experience needed! Thank you to everyone who baked and bought! Fayreplay took everyone on a light-hearted journey through years of European folk and dance music played on a variety of period instruments.

A talk about the instruments and music, with a few anecdotes thrown in for good measure, followed and refreshments were served. Work started on the Mersey Gateway Project on 7th May In autumn , a new six-lane toll bridge over the Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes will open to relieve the congested and ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge. Scottish apple cocktails were served in the bar before Dennis Robinson pictured piped the diners into The Garden Room Restaurant for the traditional Burns' supper.

In addition to the delicious menu, the evening contained all the customary elements, including the Selkirk Grace, addressing the haggis, toast to the lassies, and the reply. Wirral Community Narrowboat Trust celebrated 30 years of operation in Originally known as the Wirral Narrowboat Association, the Trust has made positive progress having commissioned two new boats built for specific requirements, considering the needs of a wide range of passengers. Refreshments were served during the interval and over 20 apartment owners attended the very interesting and enjoyable evening.

Boughton Hall apartment owners saw out the old year and welcomed the new year in style. On New Year's Eve, the bar was open from 9pm offering a special New Year Cocktail called "Sorren Sparkle" and there was music, singing and laughter into the night. At midnight, was heralded with a champagne toast. The celebrations continued on New Year's Day with Bellini Cocktails in the bar and a full house of owners and their guests in the Garden Room Restaurant for a superb Italian feast prepared by in-house chefs, John and Adam.

This was followed by games in the library, a walk in the grounds for the energetic, or a snooze in the lounge for those less so. A good time was had by all. Commencing with Bucks Fizz, fruit juice and buffet-style starters, there was a choice of Christmas Day turkey or honey-glazed ham with bubble and squeak and a free-range fried or poached egg, or a lightly toasted muffin with oak-smoked salmon, buttered spinach and a poached egg. More than 30 owners joined Alan and Alex in the lounge on Christmas Eve for an evening of fun and laughter.

Owners had previously provided photos of themselves aged 5 to 21 years and A "Guess Who Picture Quiz" was played. There were over 50 photos to guess everyone's identity from and it caused much hilarity. A small ensemble from Farndon and District Brass Band visited Boughton Hall on Wednesday, 21st December, and entertained 40 owners and guests with carols and Christmas music interspersed with humorous readings.

Mince pies, stollen cake and mulled cider were served during the interval and everyone attending had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. It is always a pleasure to see and hear the children from Cherry Grove Primary School who come every year to Boughton Hall to entertain the owners with modern and traditional Christmas songs.

On Monday, 19th December, 30 owners enjoyed the children's concert, after which mince pies, stollen cake and mulled cider was served. There was a choice of two starters, followed by roast partridge or fillet of sea bream, both accompanied by a selection of vegetables, with white chocolate and cranberry bread and butter pudding, served with a satsuma suzette, or cheese and biscuits for dessert.

On Wednesday, 19th October, Boughton Hall apartment owner, Stan Fielding, gave a talk and narrated a film about the Yukon and Klondike Gold Rush which took place in the late s, based on a brief history of how the gold field was discovered and developed, and the colossal loss of life which ensued. It also encompasses the points of interest on the line, its connection with the gold rush origins, the train and the snow plough - a journey through some of the world's most rugged and beautiful terrain. A coffee morning held on Monday, 17th October, was a huge success with over forty apartment owners attending.

There were lots of delicious cakes to go with the tea and coffee, and there were calendars, Christmas cards and small gifts on sale. The picture shows Carol and John Young who won one of the three hampers offered as prizes in a raffle. On Thursday, 13th October, Boughton Hall welcomed Frances Langman from the Guide Dogs for the Blind to tell the story of the amazing journey dogs take from birth and their training to become a qualified guide dog.

New guide dog owners travel no less a winding path and the talk also coverered some of the challenges they face to be able to lead an independent life. Tea and cakes were served in the interval and an enjoyable time was had by all. Boughton Hall's oldest apartment owner, Stan Fielding, celebrated his 99th birthday on 26th July All of Stan's neighbours at Boughton Hall were invited for drinks in the lounge and John Smith, another apartment owner, gave a toast.

Everyone attending enjoyed helping Stan to make this momentous birthday a memorable one. Boughton Hall's popular annual summer event - the barbecue - was held this year on Sunday, 24th July, on the lawn in the lovely grounds. Fortunately, the rain held off and 80 apartment owners and their friends and families enjoyed the delicious food prepared by in-house chefs, John and Adam.

Boughton Hall apartment owner Alan Gibbins has had his first book published. Inspired by the history of the Welsh colony in Patagonia, Mongollen is a small country founded by the O'Gollens of Irish extraction in the s. Over 30 apartment owners enjoyed the typically Spanish menu which included white bean, cabbage greens and potato soup, a variety of delicious tapas, and a main course of mixed seafood and chicken paella. The dessert of summer berry salad with marjoram vinaigrette was followed by coffee and Spanish doughnuts.

Thursday, 16th June, was National Cupcake Day, which, this year, was in aid of the Alzheimer's Society to help raise funds for people affected by dementia. Julie, one of Boughton Hall's in-house chefs, baked an array of cupcakes which were decorated by Alison, a General Assistant on the staffing team. In celebration of the Queen's 90th Birthday, 45 apartment owners joined in toasting Her Majesty during a special coffee morning held on Monday, 6th June.

Cakes, tea and coffee were served in the Garden Room Restaurant resplendently decked out with balloons and decorations. Seventy apartment owners and their friends and families gathered for Boughton Hall's regular start of summer event - Pimm's On The Patio - which was held this year on a glorious sunny afternoon on Thursday, 2nd June. Penny Rudd, one of the Senior Animal Management Team at Chester Zoo, visited Boughton Hall on Wednesday, 18th May, and gave an interesting talk about the challenges of national and international zoo transfers, which are a vital animal management tool to ensure that breeding programmes for endangered species can be successful in zoos.

Penny has worked at Chester Zoo for the past 35 years in various capacities. Driven by a massive love of animals and a first-hand knowledge of some of the perils they face in the wild, having been born and brought up within the Indian sub-continent for her first 22 years, Penny has dedicated her working life to promoting excellent animal welfare within zoos and to making Chester Zoo successful enough to be one of the world's leading players in conserving animals, both in captivity and in the wild.

Refreshments were served during the break and the appreciative strong audience of apartment owners are looking forward to another talk later in the year. Flagons of wine and olde-fashioned beer were flowing as the owners enjoyed the entertainment by Maranella Medieval Minstrels, including story telling and dancing into the evening. Once at this spectacular interactive science centre and museum, all enjoyed a Mersey Gateway talk, followed by light refreshments, and a visit to the Mersey Gateway Exhibition. Ending the trip by viewing the bridge from the Observatory, which has a glass-walled gallery, everyone returned home having spent an rewarding and informative day.

Along with the research project into Boughton Hall's fireplace tiles referred to below, Alan Gibbins has written a humorous Dutch Story based on his interpretation of the history of those tiles. Apartment owners John Young and Alan Gibbins have carried out research into the tiles on Boughton Hall's original fireplace. The project aimed to identify the date of the tiles, their country of origin and their biblical relevance, where appropriate.

John and Alan presented their findings on Tuesday, 5th April, to an audience of other apartment owners and guests by showing each tile on screen via DVD, enlarged to show both blemishes and the artists' craftsmanship.

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A number of the tiles have been restored photographically to represent their original state and members of the audience were asked to caption the non-captioned biblical tiles. Full-size printed copies of all the tiles were also available to view. John Walley visited Boughton Hall on Thursday, 18th February, to present his minute one-man show telling the story of George Formby, one of Britain's most endearing entertainers. More than 20 apartment owners attended and thoroughly enjoyed it. Such was the success of John's show that he has been asked to return for a repeat performance for those who missed it this time This popular event attracted 41 apartment owners to a three-course traditional dinner, during which the haggis was ceremoniously piped in and addressed with a recitation of Burns' famous poem written to celebrate his appreciation of the dish.

The ritual toasts to Burns' Immortal Memory and the Lassies followed, ending with a gusty rendition of Auld Lang Syne, before everyone retired to the lounge for a wee dram, coffee and fudge. Weeping Window is a cascade of several thousand hand-made ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below. The sculpture, created by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tim Piper, commissioned to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war, was brought to Liverpool as part of the NOW programme.

Roger Atkinson OBE, now 87, was a teenager during World War 2 who lived through the blackout and the seven subsequent difficult years. Many of Boughton Hall's apartment owners enjoyed and empathised with Roger's nostalgic recollections and swapped their own memories over refreshments. Singer and pianist Ged Scott paid a welcome return visit to Boughton Hall on 23rd December to entertain apartment owners with his amazing voice and musical talent. An audience of over 30 enjoyed a wonderful afternoon as Ged performed all styles of music from his vast and varied repertoire going back to the s. Such is the popularity of Boughton Hall's annual Black-Tie Dinner that this is the second year that two such events have had to be held to accommodate everyone.

Held this year on 13th and 20th December, tickets for both events were sold out. Apartment owners and their invited family members and guests enjoyed a sumptuous three-course dinner in the beautiful Garden Room Restaurant. Entertainment was provided by Des Piercy on the first evening and Gayna Williams on the second, followed by dancing into the small hours.

Apartment owners at Boughton Hall gathered in the lounge on 19th December for a very enjoyable evening of Christmas cocktails and festive fun. There was a gift for everyone from Santa's sack and a good time was had by all. Pictured are Santa Tom and Margaret - is there a piece of mistletoe above them that we can't see?! An evening of entertainment was provided at Boughton Hall on 16th December by The Bach Singers, who performed a selection of classical and Christmas songs for apartment owners' enjoyment. Mulled wine and mince pies were served to complete the festive atmosphere.

Mulled wine soft drinks for the children! A small ensemble from Farndon and District Brass Band came to Boughton Hall on Monday, 7th December, to play a selection of carols and Christmas music for apartment owners' enjoyment. With the sale of the last apartment at Boughton Hall the opportunity to join this vibrant happy community will now only come from the re-sales which arise from time to time. If you are interested in living at Boughton Hall, check regularly, or register your interest with our Sales Team on to receive details of any apartments that come on to the market in future.

Nearly 30 owners and guests attended an afternoon of wine tasting courtesy of Tanners Wines, who are located just over the road from Boughton Hall, on Wednesday, 18th November. Corinne Loison was the guest speaker at Boughton Hall on Thursday, 22nd October, when she gave a talk on Chester's ghosts. Around 25 apartment owners enjoyed an evening finding out more about Chester's dark secrets. Refreshments took the form of spooky cupcakes with tea and coffee. Thanks go to Heather Oldham, Chester Rotary Club's organiser, for doing such a great fund-raising job and for arranging the raffle.

Twelve apartment owners attended the event and sampled tasty treats such as hot Yorkshire pudding with shipped cream and chocolote, and smoked salmon and cream cheese tartlets prepared by Pampered Chef's Sally Walker. With liberal amounts of Boughton Hall wine also on offer, a good time was had by all. Some of the audience ordered Pampered Chef equipment to enhance their own culinary skills and Sally kindly donated a Hot Stone for the Macmillan Coffee Morning see separate news item above.

Around 50 apartment owners and guests came along to meet invited professionals from the world of health and well-being. Much advice and information circulated, with attendees also being signposted to other services to assist in maintaining the lifestyle they wish for. Everyone was given a Boughton Hall goody bag containing related literature and tasty offerings. Various events and fund-raising schemes see other items in this "News" section contribute to the ever-growing total raised for Barnardo's, Boughton Hall's chosen charity.

One of Boughton Hall's most popular annual events - the summer barbecue - was held this year on Sunday, 9th August, from 1pm. Despite the unpredictable summer weather this year, the sun decided to shine and around 90 apartment owners and their friends and families enjoyed an afternoon of good music, provided by Kyle Harris, delicious food and ample liquid refreshment in the lovely grounds. In fact, it is so popular that two are held to accommodate everyone who wants to attend. All 40 tickets were sold to apartment owners, who enjoyed a fine dining experience of four-courses prepared by Boughton Hall's in-house chefs and served in the stunning Garden Room Restaurant.

Entertainment in the form of gypsy jazz music was provided both before and after dinner by the Sarah Smith Trio of violin, guitar and bass. Boughton Hall traditionally celebrates the early summer with Pimm's on the Patio and this year was no different - the event was held on 25th June, starting at 4pm. A raffle was also held and apartment owner Gill Rowley pictured won the first prize of a giant Easter Egg. On 23rd February, apartment owners were invited to join Stan Fielding as he gave a foreword and presented a minute film of the finding and development of the Kartchner Caverns State Park in Arizona.

There are 92 caves listed by the National Caves Association and Kartchner is recognised as one of the best in the world. Long hidden from view, the caverns were discovered in when cavers found a narrow crack in the bottom of a sinkhole and followed the source of warm, moist air towards what ended up being more than 2.

Hoping to protect the site from vandalism, they kept the location a secret for fourteen years, deciding that the best way to preserve the cavern, which was near a freeway, was to develop it as a tour cave. After gaining the co-operation of the Kartchner family and working with them for ten years, it was decided to approach Arizona State Parks to help them achieve their goal of protecting and developing the caverns as a tourist attraction. Mr Mosley was first elected to Parliament in May and won the constituency for the Conservative Party with a majority of 2, There was a very large turnout of apartment owners for this event, which was arranged by John Smith.

Mr Mosley spent some time answering questions and discussing his role as a Member of Parliament for the City of Chester. Photo shows Stephen Mosley - second from the right - on a previous visit to Boughton Hall. These all include floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobes, and curtains and blinds by interior designer Nikki Spence. Ged played a specially tailored set of well-known songs for the apartment owners' enjoyment. Classically trained with an amazing voice, Ged is a stylish and versatile entertainer with a vast and varied repertoire going back to the s, ensuring that there was something to suit everyone in his large and appreciative audience.

In fact, it is now Black Tie Dinners , as two have to be held to accommodate everyone wishing to attend. So, on two Sundays in December - the 7th and the 14th - the apartment owners and other guests donned their finery for a glamorous evening being wined, dined and entertained in the main Hall. A superb three-course dinner was followed by musical entertainment and dancing and a great time was had by all. For the second year, a Christmas Market was held at Boughton Hall.


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  • On Thursday, 4th December, the reception hall was filled with shoppers browsing amongst the many stalls and choosing from a vast array of gifts, confectionery, wines and decorations. This is an excellent way to start the Christmas shopping and the market is destined to become an annual event.

    This was the start of a plethora of Christmas activities and got the festive season off to an entertaining start for the more than 30 apartment owners who attended. At Boughton Hall, regular talks are held on subjects of potential interest to apartment owners, and these continued on Thursday, 2nd October, with a presentation on the history behind the Rotary Club. Shortly afterwards, on Tuesday, 7th October, Diabetes UK held a meeting to bring together anyone suffering from diabetes, or who lives with this debilitating condition in any way, with the idea of forming a mutual support group through regular social meetings and the sharing of experiences.

    One of Boughton Hall's most popular annual events - the summer barbecue - was held on Sunday, 31st August, in glorious sunshine. As it had rained solidly for the previous three weeks, the organisers and guests shared huge relief over the turn in the weather! Over 90 apartment owners and their friends and families enjoyed a fabulous barbecue feast prepared by in-house chefs John and Julie and served to tables set out on the lawn in Boughton Hall's beautiful grounds.

    A charity raffle saw apartment owners Mr and Mrs Holland take the first prize hamper, with a further hamper going to Mrs Rowley, who also lives at Boughton Hall, as second prize. Many others found themselves the proud owners of various wines, spirits, chocolates and biscuits, all kindly donated by apartment owners as additional prizes. Stan Fielding, one of Boughton Hall's apartment owners, amused and entertained an appreciative audience with a talk called "Humour in Old Age".

    Using quotes, jokes, stories, poems and even a song, Stan covered the varous problems and experiences of the older generation in his unique style. Around 12 Boughton Hall apartment owners attended a driver awareness presentation on Thursday, 21st August, aimed at older drivers and the changing road rules and legislation. Many of the participants are going on to take follow-up one-hour practical sessions to assess their skills.

    Apartment owner Bert Guttman recently celebrated his 85th birthday at a party held in the grounds of Boughton Hall. Around 90 guests enjoyed the afternoon sunshine listening to the Sarah Smith Trio playing a lovely mix of jazz music from under the pergola. There was plenty of tasty food including a chocolate birthday cake , Pimm's and fruit punch, followed by a birthday toast to Bert, who was accompanied by his family and friends, with chilled fizz.

    Bert's daughter gave an affectionate speech, to which Bert responded with equal sentiments, saying how happy he was to celebrate his birthday in such style with new friends at Boughton Hall, where, he added, he considered himself very fortunate to be enjoying his retirement. Pimm's on the Patio - one of Boughton Hall's annual events - was held this year on 17th July in wonderful weather. Reluctant to waste the warm evening and convivial company, many stayed chatting on the lawn until late.

    More than twenty owners of apartments at Boughton Hall enjoyed an outdoor games day on what turned out to be a glorious day on 12th June. The scorching sun resulted in the players sporting an impressive array of hats of varying style. Boules was played on the boules court, and the beautiful oval lawn behind the Hall was the setting for various matches of croquet, mini-golf, bowling and hoopla. Everyone kept their own scores and thoroughly enjoyed the competition, camaraderie and lovely weather - and the copious amounts of fruit punch, Pimm's and Sangria that such a hot day called for!

    A coffee morning in aid of the charity was held at Boughton Hall on Saturday, 26th April, attended by around 50 apartment owners and guests. First prize in the raffle of a hamper containing delicious wines, chocolates and delicacies, all of which were donated by apartment owners, was won by Mr and Mrs Guttman pictured. Another six prizes of champagne, chocolates and cheeses went to other owners attending. It was a lovely morning, spent in good company for a good cause, and Clatterbridge's fundraiser, Jade Barrett, gratefully collected the proceeds.

    He also gave a brief outline of his eventful life and his mother's time in the Magdalene Laundry in Galway City. They were briefly reunited until John Paschal emigrated to Austrialia aged They re-established contact on John's return, by which time Bridie was married and living happily in England. John Paschal is married to Julie and they have three children. It was first self-published in Ireland in and subsequently by Hodder Headline London, who purchased the rights to the book, after a frantic bidding auction, in Eggshells And Broken Dreams , John Paschal's second book, published in , is set in Williamstown, County Galway, where he lived with his farming foster family for ten years.

    Around 40 Boughton Hall apartment owners, staff and guests attended the event, joining in the question and answer session at the end and taking the opportunity to purchase signed copies of John Paschal's books. Butternut et noix de coco Veloute — mousse de lait de noix de coco. On Friday, 13 December, 40 children from local Cherry Grove Primary School again visited Boughton Hall to entertain everyone with festive songs from their annual Christmas Concert and extracts from their nativity play, accompanied on guitar by one of their teachers. Mulled wine and mince pies were served to warm the winter morning and add to the festive spirit and the event was a lovely traditional start to the Christmas celebrations.

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    Now that numbers are swelling at Boughton Hall, the ever-popular Black Tie Dinner was held on two consecutive nights 8th and 9th December , to make sure everyone who wanted to had the opportunity to attend. Debbie Wilson returned from last year's dinner to sing for everyone on the Sunday evening, and Melanie Baines, who proved very popular at her first visit to Boughton Hall in the summer, performed on the Monday. There were 18 traders selling all manner of wares as diverse as cashmere pashminas to Blackforest liqueur.

    Around people attended, enjoying the shopping to a background of Christmas songs playing through the PA system, and the mulled wine and home-made mince pies which were served in the Garden Room Restaurant throughout the afternoon went down well. General Manager June Callaghan said, "This was a lovely sociable start to the festive calendar at Boughton Hall and we will certainly make this an annual event.

    June and Norman Eades pictured had lived in their home in Willington, near Tarporley, for 32 years before moving to Boughton Hall earlier this year. Having made the decision to downsize and move somewhere less remote, June and Norman looked at many apartments in and around Chester, but ultimately preferred the village atmosphere and ambience of Boughton Hall. Despite downsizing, June and Norman managed to keep most of their furniture, including their baby grand piano which sits perfectly in the hallway of their new apartment.

    Their only concern was the availability of only one parking space, but with a parade of local amenities nearby, they have since also downsized to one car, which they find is quite sufficient. They have made lots of new friends in the village and find they have much in common with many of the other apartment owners. Our thanks go to June and Norman for sharing their experience and views in this second in a series of articles looking at moving to and living at Boughton Hall from the perspective of existing apartment owners. We hope that many long and happy retirements will be spent here. The strong group comprises General Manager June Callaghan front row in the picture, third from the right , Duty Managers, General Assistants, a Groundsman, two Chefs and two Sales Consultants, although some are not pictured as they weren't present.

    Some days are very challenging, but none of them flinch from it and I'm very proud of them. The winner is the holder of the number that matches the bonus ball drawn in the national Wednesday night main lottery game. Following the success and popularity of the one held last year, Boughton Hall hosted another Lifestyle Event, focusing on health and wellbeing, on 17th September, which was equally well received. Many of Boughton Hall's existing apartment owners, along with other invited guests, took advantage of the advice and expertise on offer.

    The event is likely to be repeated next year. Sandra Gavin pictured moved into a one-bedroom apartment in Halston building in December , after looking for well over a year for a retirement apartment that she felt would cover her changing needs in the future. Then her niece came across Boughton Hall through a Google search.

    On her first visit to Boughton Hall, Sandra knew it was the best in every way. As is often the case at retirement, Sandra downsized into her one-bedroom apartment from a larger property. This made the process so much easier. Six months on, though, Dala is happily settled in her new home. This is the first in a new series of articles designed to give an insight into moving to and living at Boughton Hall from the perspective of existing apartment owners, and our thanks go to Sandra for sharing her views with everybody.

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    Doesn't understand his cynicism; was upset by his letters; has sacrificed for him; will buy his Christmas gifts for him. Has purchased a painting and a fur coat; outlines social plans. Reflects on family events; hasn't heard from his mother; wants to return to California. Feels he creates his own troubles; suggests help. Traces his problems back to his childhood; thinks he's acting childish.

    Believes faith will eventually pull him out of his depression. Is convinced "we make the atmosphere in which we live"; will spend Christmas with Helen Nicolay. Has much to do before returning to California. Is sensitive about her "crippled condition"; tells what gifts she's purchased; fears financial failure. Thanks him for gifts; would like to build a studio at Carmel; thinks he is "getting a grip on life," Typed Letter Signed. Thanks him for helping make this Christmas card. Autograph Card Signed. To Jim [Broughton]. Discusses life and suffering. Plans to re-enter art school; would like to get together over the holidays.

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    Thanks him for birthday telegram; uncertain about western trip; mentions plays she's seen. Wants him to visit. Thanks him for candy; enjoys Manhattan more; would buy new car if she didn't want a studio. Typed Letter 1 p. Plans to leave soon for the west; is trying to finish play; repeats theory of being as you think; describes apartment; asks if she can use his mailing address. To Jim [Broughton], Stanford, Cal. Sends list of quotations. Refers to time in New York as "a period of interior adjustment; describes trips to Washington and Philadelphia. Prepares for return home; assesses New York experience; met Fannie Hurst.

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    Describes New York; mentions mutual friends. Has been meditating; presents her agent's opinion of "Alley Cat"; has been writing vehicle for Anna Sten; continues 'affirmative contemplation'. Misses him but doesn't want them to cling to each other; suggests he eliminate friction with his mother; has yet to hear from the studios about "Alley Cat"; believes Christian Science teachings will straighten her spine. Would like to spend time with Nick; suggests studying psychology; reflects on her father; reports "Alley Cat" is at Fox.

    Would like to take a long sea trip; visited Margaret Sims; philosophizes about healing. Claims he isn't homesick; comments on theater; will try to get more prints. Hopes he will come to Johns Hopkins; dreams about life after graduate school; had dinner with the Hepburns. Discusses life at Princeton; comments on friends. Traces his lost shirt; recalls anecdote about Sidney Smith; has named her canary Bing Crosby Broughton.

    Believes one "must be steeped in normalcy to safely deviate"; discusses insanity; contemplates big celebration for her father's birthday; plans a visit home. Accompanied by half of Autograph Letter Signed from [Mrs. Typed Manuscript 10 p. Expresses depression because of rain; sends him birthday greetings; is feeling better. Passes his letter on to a friend; expresses belief in a miracle woman. Thanks him for the gift of happiness; plans to support human dignity; hopes to get a job on the Call-Bulletin ; discusses William Saroyan.

    Anticipates "a wonderful life"; needs his critical judgment; discusses masculinity feels confident. Thanks him for gift; describes studies; plans to see "With the Gates" a third time. Is hospitalized; has been "money grubbing" to survive; discusses music; questions the use of graduate study. Typed Manuscript carbon 11 p. Story ideas, lists of works and addresses of magazines bound in folder [], 5 Jan. Mentions visit from Margery Bailey; considers determinism; comments on recent productions. Thanks him for birthday gift; is getting a Studebaker; is working on screenplay.

    Thanks him for seeing her off; describes voyage; reports most passengers are seasick. To [Esto Broughton], Honolulu. Describes watching her ship pull out; wants to clean up some work before looking for a job. Has been fighting seasickness; is thrilled with the anticipation of a new life. Describes arrival and first morning on the island; locates apartment. Feels the expression of spiritual consciousness is the next step beyond psychoanalysis; wants to be an artist; quotes Goeth and Emerson; believes in visualizing "a perfect Ideal"; has been assured his hearing can be restored; has job with Call-Bulletin.

    Feels "the consciousness of creative power"; has moved into an apartment; discusses friends; relates dream; discovers sugar and tourists are the islands' major "crops". Reports return of his mother and her reaction to his girlfriend; responds to William Henry Chamberlain's lecture. Hopes to teach journalism at University of Hawaii and also write; mentions friends. To Esto [Broughton], Honolulu. Discusses Hawaii and wonders if he should join her there; has been meditating regularly; contemplates history; dined with his brother.

    Has had good weather; has been socializing. Feels "a firmer inner foundation"; has begun to be social; will begin teaching; senses the nearness of war; has received no work about her screenplay. Refers him to newsmen; chronicles social activities; correlates her health and positive thinking. Feels William Saroyan has "the symptoms of artistry"; believes in religion and science; reports his hearing is improving.

    Won't come to Hawaii until he's convinced "the Islands are not the softness which I dislike"; gives his morning and evening reading; is overdrawn at the bank; feels she chose love over Hollywood. Refuses to advise him; lists his fears; will write a column about the legislature; discusses religion; emphasizes faith.

    Describes social life; reports her husband's arm is bothering him. Was advised to try working on a small newspaper; wants to be a reporter while keeping other possibilities open; plans to attend Henry Cowell's lecture. Asks if he's in love; sends check. Responds to his letter; will miss him at school. Answers his questions; asks if he's read Baron Corvo. Comments on his recent theater-going; is finishing essay on Shadwell; reviews contemporary critics.

    Realizes he must make his own decisions; describes job interview at the News; decides against going to Hawaii; has a new appreciation of his brother. Sends autograph. Quotes article on sounds. Comments on his leaving Stanford University to work. Describes his "great unnourished craving for experience"; must complete his college work; mentions family news. Has been saving her letters for five years; feels his emotions have stabilized; would like to be like Alexander Woollcott; appeared in "Insect Comedy"; reviewed a Browning production.


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    • Reports she and her husband will return soon to San Francisco because of ill health; received copies of his photograph. Invites his grandson to live with him after school. Is filled with love for his family; has been job interviewing; commits himself to life and "the movement of America"; suggests she read Dorothea Brand's Becoming a Writer ; debates going to Carmel to write. May move in with his grandparents in Modesto; visited mutual friends; enjoys her letters.

      Explains why he's run off; wishes to experience life firsthand and write. Accompanied by Autograph Note Signed from his mother.

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      To Mother [Wood], Aberdeen, Wash. Chronicles his cross-country hitchhiking and the exhilaration he's feeling. Has embarked on "my graduate course in living"; predicts he'll be a great writer; is reading only the Bible. Describes Baltimore and his travels. Contemplates time; describes Princeton; has been unsuccessful in obtaining a job as a reporter. Is employed as messboy on the S. Excalibur; comments on plays he's seen; has plans for two novels; expresses his love. Reports he has signed on the Excalibur as bellboy for day Mediterranean cruise.

      Details his schedule and travels; is enjoying the experience. Describes his travels; was offered a writing job by one of his passengers, Dr. Rosalie S. Morton; informs her one of the stewards knew Hart Crane and e. Chronicles his travels. Describes places he's visited; finds trip valuable. Accompanied by snapshot of Broughton in Italy. Feels new confidence; relates experiences with Emil Opffer; won't go west till September; may work with Rosalie S. Morton; plans on seeing Helen Nicolay. Feels he had "a wonderful trip and a wonderful experience"; liked Italy best; has decided against another trip; feels sorry "about running out on you.

      Hopes to write a book; wants "to contribute something to mankind"; describes his travels about town; ends letter to take a walk with Emil Oppfer. Typed letter 3 p. To Jim [Broughton], Washington D. Reports he may come East; gives their mother's reaction to his working in a mine. Feels he will be a success; has been writing stories and poems; is growing closer to his brother; but thinks they should each sell something separately first.

      To Grandfather [Broughton]. Thinks his brother will gain experience from working in a mine; attended garden party at Danish embassy; heard Huey Long speak in the Senate. Finds New York more stimulating than Washington; details his adventures in looking for a job; requests her not to send money. Typed Letter 3 p. Feels things are "just about to break" for him; is taking a dance class with Charles Weidman while rehearsing "The Promised Land"; marched in "a mass demonstration of 8, unemployed"; dined with William Rose Benet. Responds to his letter; wishes him well in New York.

      Relates his gold-mining adventures; refers to Katherine Hepburn film. Feels strengthened; sold an article to The New Republic ; delivered a monologue to Beatrice Lillie; believes writers should "raise their voices in protest"; endorses hitchhiking. Thanks him for offering to provide return fare; reports "picket lines on every street. To James [Broughton]. Expresses joy at his appearance in New Republic ; discusses mutual friends; sends him "joy and courage.

      Notifies Broughton of his marriage; wishes to renew friendship. Feels elation at his creative energy; reports three publishers are interested in his book; plans to return to school to finish. Reports straining muscles while rehearsing dance piece; is book reviewing for the Herald-Tribune ; has leaned from Stanford he hasn't graduated. Feels good about the future; is writing better but finds it "a rather lonely business"; went to see Father Divine; reads the Daily Worker.

      Discusses the need for laughter balanced against tragedy. Discusses their plans for the future; reviews production of "Othello"; suggests reading The Wild Body. Feels confident; likes New York; has decided not to return to Stanford in the fall; discusses the importance of books; reports Emil Oppfer has sailed for Germany. Has one cent left; has been "struggling with the book"; reports his brother is staying in San Francisco with their mother. Thanks her for money; has had reviews in both the Times and the Herald-Tribune ; sends her birthday wishes. Received two manuscripts back but immediately mailed them to new editors; wired his mother for money; reports Clara Weatherwax, a distant relative of his stepfather, has won a prize for her novel.

      Reports receiving a letter and check from his stepfather; has "renewed pride" in his dancing; is reviewing novels for the New York Times. Thanks him for check and long letter; discusses the national scene; writes of family and friends; asks if Clara Weatherwax might be related. Accompanied by newspaper clipping. Offers advice; philosophizes about life. Interrupts her packing to tell her plans.

      Received her last three letters at the same time; will march in an anti-war demonstration; fears the New Deal is heading toward fascism; reports on friends. Writes of gatherings of the dance piece; met Raymond Holden; dined with Josephine Dillon. Describes tea in his honor in New Jersey; dined with Josephine Dillon; is preparing a night club act; will dance at a Communist country camp; quotes from former girlfriend's letter. Reports possibility of being heard on a national radio program; has another review in Herald-Tribune ; urges her to visit.

      Thanks her for sending her play; is scheduled to read poetry on a national radio program. Accompanied by manuscript of two poems, "Promise" and "For Holy Justice. Hopes he'll visit; expresses hopes for going on radio; introduces the Hussa family; inquires about Frederick Hart.

      Explains why she hasn't written; mentions Stanford friends; has a holiday job; describes company picnic. Announces Will Williams' marriage and describes visit. Acknowledges "straying from the path of God"; discusses his love; is preparing for his mother's visit; suggests she read Winterset ; heard Sidney Howard speak. Reports on recent reading; has been asked to write for The New Republic ; has been unable to write since his mother arrived; ask her to come to New York.

      Delights in his letterwriting, quoting from his last. Thanks her for birthday gift; read her work in Science of Mind ; discusses his relationship with his mother; quotes from his girlfriend's letter; met Dorothea Brande. Discusses "the problem of Christian Science vs.

      Holmes"; investigates the "breach in family harmony"; suggests she read Coming Struggle for Power and It Can't Happen Here ; announces his stepfather's pride in Broughton's publications. Reflects on his parents' visit; confides that he's heard his physical frailness has denied him jobs; quotes Dorothea Brande. Would like to have spent his birthday with her; has been hired by Gimbals' to sell books; discusses money and dependency; feels she should settle in New York instead of Hollywood; comments on current theater; labels President Roosevelt "slippery"; believes "a socialized theater will be the salvation of the drama.

      Received photographs from his grandfather; celebrated his 22nd birthday with his mother and stepfather. Describes his job at Gimbals'; suggests she write a novel about Hawaii; attended Norman Thomas-Earl Browder debate; discusses theater season. Confides in him about her son; hopes to sell house. Welcomes her home; will leave for Florida after Christmas; discusses plays he's seen; hopes her cure is complete. Thanks him for gift; wishes he were there for the holidays.

      Thanks her for the gifts; believes Katherine Cornell's Juliet has improved; asks her to send her plays. Reports she's had a cold; discusses James Sandoe; sends him a book by Bergson; Wishes him the best for the new year. Composes a parable about his brother to accompany his Christmas gift of a pen.

      Discusses his life; reports Wills Williams has moved; comments on his poems; describes her reading. Typed Essay carbon 7 p. Typed Story carbon 12 p. Typed Story carbon 7 p. Thanks him for wallet; reports he hasn't told their mother he has a car; is working on a short story. Mentions mutual friends; is studying for her comprehensive; sends herbs. Palo Alto, Cal. To Jim [Broughton], Asks him not to be hurt by his leaving; will not see him again until he has resolved "all the consequences of my errors. To Esto[Broughton]. Compares Florida with California; is disappointed in Dr.

      Morton and uneasy with their relationship; feels a loss of freedom. Is enjoying the birds and landscape; relays his writing schedule; pictures Rosalie S. To [Esto Broughton], Carmel, Cal. Hopes to leave for New York as soon as he's finished Rosalie S. Morton's biography; dreams of collaborating with her; discusses cause of sickness; describes Florida.

      Enjoys the "congenial atmosphere of clime and landscape"; describes Rosalie S. Morton as "the most prominent woman doctor in America. Hopes to leave her mother's house soon to begin work on a masters; suggests he read Jules Romains; reports she's seen James Sandoe. To Esto [Broughton], Carmel, Cal.

      Quotes from the Bible; is being financially constricted by his employer; will probably leave when book is done; discusses James Sandoe and other friends. Criticizes Dr. Morton; may return to Stanford. Quotes from his grandfather's letter; recommends Man the Unknown ; he's been reading in philosophy and psychology. Is becoming a good friend of Dr. Morton's; is working out a novel on his generation's search for self-reliance; has been keeping a diary; describes Florida travels. Thanks him for gift; discussed womanhood. Feels he must learn "to put writing first"; wants to travel in China; asks if she'll send him her copy of Jung.

      Typed Letter 2 p. Discusses expression and writing; reports President and Mrs. Roosevelt will be in the area. Discovered he's anemic; finds daily writing good training; discusses self-discipline; asks about his mother's health. Assess Dr. Morton; received train fare from his mother; reviews his relationship with his mother.

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      To [James Broughton]. Heeds his editorial advice; is amazed by his maturity; suggests read Emerson's "The Post. Sends check; will read manuscript; is sorry he dropped her class. Is happy he stayed to complete book on Persia; received a letter from Dorothea Brande. Discusses the "problem of living wisely"; hopes to translate the Yih King.

      Accompanied by "The Western Man" by G. Lowes Dickinson, Typed Manuscript carbon 1 p. Hopes he can arrange lectures; has had an attack of shingles. Accompanied by retyped excerpt of a letter to Chilton from Dwight Goddard. Longs for love; plans to go west by car. Wishes him well on his cross country trip; is working on "the novel"; mentions mutual acquaintances. Hopes to have backing for projects; invites him to participate if an institute materializes; quotes from the Dhammapada. To Jaimie [Broughton].

      Urges him to be confident and positive; suggests he learn from Joe Louis. Writes prose with difficulty; receives a religious-erotic vision from him. Much of this letter restates what Williams wrote in the letter Broughton dated Jan. Wants to write and outline for his book before sailing to India; Say good by. To [James] Dickie [Broughton]. Provides dates of her stay in New York; advises him of changes in the book. Continues to think of him and wants his friendship; has traveled through the Orient; wants to go to Spain; philosophizes on happiness.

      Gives advise. Sends birthday greetings. To James Broughton, San Francisco. Plans to visit San Francisco but can't arrange lodging. Discusses his mother's condition; describes her nervous breakdown; reports she's teaching English; is moving; invites him to come to Hawaii; gives Christmas plans. Sends Christmas greetings. Has moved; will send play reviews. Accompanied by partial carbon copy. Typed Manuscript carbon. Discusses freedom and happiness. To [James Broughton], San Francisco. Thinks of him often; comments on The Asiatics. An unpublished chapter from The Asiatics. Typed Parody. Feels he is "a moderately sane person"; has been "consistantly open, honest, decent, and respectful" toward him; explains his marriage as "the result of failure to understand my own emotions"; proclaims his love.

      Enjoys freedom after "the agony of the past months"; is staying in a house that once belonged to Adelina Patti; is finishing his novel; has seen Roark Bradford. Describes lumbago attack; working on spring prints; dislikes New Orleans. Letter Signed. Details forthcoming party; reports on Donald Clark and Robert Hunt. To Jim [Broughton], New Orleans. Has been planting; describes her husband's illness; mentions his writing Dr.

      Morton's book; wishes him well in New York. Expresses wish to some day see Mardi Gras; advises him against extravagance; hopes he finds "something permanent to do". To James [Broughton], New Orleans. Remembers their meeting; reacts to his letter; is considering motoring to New York; discusses his mother's health; describes party. Has been too busy with guests to write; asks about Frederick Hart's opera. Comments on book he ghosted; reports she's rewriting a play; discusses her personality; heard Lotte Lehmann and Helen Keller.

      Plane trip east. Would like to write a comedy; plans to collaborate with Kenyon Nicholson; describes an evening out with Travis Benton. Inquires about him. Gives details of his brother's hospitalization follow auto accident; encloses clippings. Informs him of his brother's automobile accident. Describes complication in his brother's injury; has received a copy of Dr. Morton's book. Thanks him for wire; reports Nick "holding his own.

      Reports improvement in his brother's condition. Reports consultations with brain specialists about his brother's condition. Reacts to Nick's accident; is prepared to return home. Reports Nick "progressing favorably"; sorry he didn't get position. Reports his brother's continued improvement. Notifies him Nick is "over the worst" and can be moved soon. Reports his brother is out of coma and responding well. Reports Nick asked for him.

      Reports Nick is "on the road to full recovery"; is beginning to feel the strain; feels Allen Drury will take a long time to recover. Reports Nick's conversation about accidents; discusses his mother's reaction; recounts local accident. Recalls past May days; describes studio strikes. Suggests it's now all right to write directly to his brother.

      Reports his brother is being taken to Carmel. Telegram 1 p. Analyzes her father; offers to write letters of introduction; saw Channing Pollock. Quotes George Meredith; explains why he hasn't written; mentions his brother's accident; didn't know Broughton liked Shelley; alludes to his meeting with Thomas Mann.

      Accompanied by Howard Greer bookplate. Describes recent reading; asks him to look for an apartment to sublet. Anticipates receipt of his manuscript; expresses anxiety about Spain; suggests books to read. Thanks him for books; explains finding Howard Greer's bookplate.

      Accompanied by "Peace", Typed Manuscript carbon 1 p. Reports his mother has taken Nick to Carmel. Would like apartment in Patchen Place; anguishes about his finances; inquires about Kenyon Nicholson. Used Amy Lowell to teach poetry in her class; reports Helen Nicolay published her 14th book; encloses address from a friend's letter. Accompanied by fragment of Autograph Letter Signed. Provides travel plans; asks him to call Kenyon Nicholson.

      Explains her belief in Christian Science; feels accidents result from disharmony. Describes his improvement following accident. Suggests he may not make it east; is being photographed with Sylvia Sidney. Sends him gifts to brighten his room; relates information from lecture on India; compares him and his brother. Sends horoscope; proposes not coming east; asks advice. Accompanied by p. Writes from plane while flying home because of her father's worsening condition.

      To Olga [Wood]. Describes her husband's illness; hopes Nick continues to improve; asks her to send letter to Jim. Describes mother's illness. Reports her father's improving. Gives her father's condition; asks him to write. Returned to Stanford for a visit; feels fit. Notifies him that his grandfather's paralysis is "clearing up'; hopes to do some writing. Informs him of death of Greer's mother. Continues informing him of her father's condition; lets him know how to reach Max Brand.

      Describes crisis in her father's recovery; went to healer to help. Feels her father's recovery is steady; continues to see healer secretly. Promised her father she'd live in the area for a few months; will write plays. Plans expanding shop; will come east; encourages him to continue on his novels. Reports her father's condition; congratulates him on the possibility his novel will be published. Notes her father still has difficulty in talking; relays information from his brother's letter. Read his novel; offers criticism. Typed Letter Signed 6 p. Describes her father's progress; is working on a play.

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      Correspondence and Manuscripts, , July-Dec. Thinks his brother looks like her brother; has written to Helen Nicolay that Nick would like to visit. Hopes to see him; wants to hear about his writing. Briefs him on family matters; asks him to believe in himself; lists his strengths. Expresses concern over her father's illness; chronicles her travels. Reports her stepmother fired her father's nurses; feels writing is a matter of self discipline; asks if he knew John Steinbeck in Carmel.