v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v 15th November 2018 • The HERALD • Page 5 DECORATOR INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING General Small Maintenance Works Reliable, Prompt with a High Standard of Work Fully Insured • Free Estimates NICK CROUCHER 023 8084 8154 or 07594 582194 Home Maintenance Interior & Exterior Painting & Decorating Small Repairs etc, to guttering, drains and plumbing Contact Rod 07973 282444 or 023 8184 7706 Send your local news to The Editor, The Herald, 2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH • Oxford Die-cast 1/76 models from £4.50 • Airfix/Tamiya and other kits from £6 • Humbrol/Tamiya Paints and Accessories • Railway Accessories/Track etc • Hornby, Peco, Gaugemaster, Metcalfe kits • Britains Farm available to order Please call for details 07786 722363 Also buying and selling any obsolete toys Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Triang - anything considered Bob and Sue’s Models (formerly of Dibden Purlieu) MARCHWOOD INDUSTRIAL PARK, NORTH ROAD, MARCHWOOD SO40 4BL House Lit Up for Christmas Gavlar Rogers has been decorating the outside of their house in Ockwell Road for the last ten years. Each year the display gets bigger and better. Last year the front of the house was completely covered in Christmas lights and decorations and there was music playing in the evenings making it even more festive. As so many visitors went to the house to look at the amazing sight Gavlar decided to ask for donations and managed to raise £315 for Waterside Cancer Support. The house will be decorated again this year and donations will be taken for another charity. Gavlar said : “I am using more and more lights and decorations and it’s getting more expensive, thanks to so many kind people who have donated their old lights this year, I now have enough to do a fantastic display once more. Please come along and donate to worthwhile charities.” I’m sure everyone is looking forward to visiting Ockwell Road again this year and Gavlar is promising an even more spectacular visit than before. If you would like to contact Gavlar to make donations or any questions, please Email: gavin697@ hotmail.co.uk Christmas Display at Ocknell Grove New Children’s Book by Local Author By: Ruth Rankin – Editor Liam White is a singer/songwriter and musician from the New Forest. He is well known for his Bublé experience shows as well as his Little Big Band. His passions – other than music! Include family, long walks in the forest with his border collie, Summer and trips to the seaside. Liam has always had a love of poetry and rhyme and has always been keen to create a children’s book. Liam’s ambition is now a reality as his debut book is hot off the press, ‘Timmy The Lonely Christmas Tree’. Liam says that most of his ideas for the book came to him whilst walking in the forest. Amy Leonard the illustrator of the book is also from the New Forest and grew up surrounded by animals and nature. She began to fulfil her lifelong ambition to write and illustrate children’s books after her Son, Lochian was born in 2017. Amy was thrilled to be asked to work on this project with Liam and to bring Timmy and his friends to life. Without giving too much away the book centres on Timmy the Christmas tree who just wants a home for Christmas. In the middle of the forest a man called Mr Green has a Christmas tree shop. When Timmy ends up being the last tree left, Timmy wonders if his time has run out, but has it? I have read this delightful book and was very impressed. It is a heart-warming tale of love and friendship suitable for children of all ages. It is colourful and characters are brought to life by the stunning illustrations. These books are hot off the press and available to buy today from www.timmythetree.com for £4.99 plus postage. Etsy. com for £5.99 plus postage or alternatively they can be picked up from The Herald office, 2 High Street, Hythe for £4.99.