All posts by Ian Stratton

Trying to reduce or quit alcohol? Listen to Annie’s interview with Mike Collins

Has your New Year resolution to cut down or quit the booze disappeared along with the month of January?

Listen to Part 1 and 2 of Annie Whitmore’s interview with Mike Collins. He took on the One Year No Beer Challenge and shared tips on how to succeed with reducing or stopping alcohol.

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Part One:

Part Two:


close up of empty Prosecco bottle
Prosecco bottle

Celebrity chef Tony Tobin advises Annie on Christmas cooking

Our presenter Annie Whitmore had the pleasure of interviewing celebrity chef Tony Tobin.

He chatted to Annie about his latest venture – Ranmore at Reigate Heath – as well as giving her valuable advice on preparing the perfect Christmas feast.

If you want to achieve culinary triumphs over the festive period, this is the interview to listen to …

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Party Popper and Place Setting

Priory Farm Nursery: Annie Whitmore gets tips on Autumn gardening

Ode To Autumn – John Keats

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

How to create some autumn poetry in your garden?

Susy presenter Annie Whitmore spoke to Fiona Dunbar from Priory Farm Nursery for some tips on planning and maintaining our garden space at this time of year.

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plants in garden centre

yellow and red flowered plants in pots

Annie talks to The Merstham Mix Café

Although it’s been running for nearly two years, The Merstham Mix Café is a hidden gem that not many people know about.

It offers the community a menu made from surplus food supermarkets, shops and residents would otherwise throw away.

Our presenter Annie Whitmore spoke to the café’s head chef Neil Dunlop.

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The Merstham Mix Café is located at 2a Portland Drive, Merstham
For opening times:
Tel. 01737 645 244

Beryl and Pegs: Win Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year 2019

Beryl and Pegs in Reigate recently won Surrey Life Food & Drinks Award 2019 for Local Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year.

Our presenter Annie Whitmore spoke to Lesley Haylock, who set up the café with her business partner Debbie in 2014.

It was the culmination of a dream the pair had over a 25 year period.

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For information on opening times and menu:

monochrome group photo of cafe staff

full cooked breakfast by a window