• 1 Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!
  • 2 Festival weddings at Careys Manor
  • 3 Lymington Town Sailing Club Bath Race
  • 4 Lymington Artisan Festival - visitor report
  • 5 What's on in Lymington and the New Forest over the summer holidays
  • 6 Lymington Lanes say no to new homes
  • 7 The 2018 New Forest Dog Friendly Awards
  • 8 Take care - don't start a New Forest fire
  • 9 Colten Care homes parade and tea party at Lymington Carnival
  • 10 Award-winning Agapanthus grown in the New Forest
  • 11 New Forest French bistro puts out the flags for Bastille Day
  • 12 Holiday childcare in and around Lymington
  • 13 Meet the stars of the 2018 Curious Arts Festival near Lymington
  • 14 Life Matters from Lester Aldridge - why make a will
  • 15 Lymington director's film hits the big screen!
  • Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!

    Sunshine and laughter at Lymington's 2018 Carnival!

    Crowds lined Lymington's streets to cheer the Carnival floats in glorious sunshine

    Carnival fever hit Lymington on Sunday 15 July 2018! The theme for this year's procession was TV Shows and the effort made by all participants was thoroughly appreciated by the cheering crowds. Despite being another very hot day, the procession was full of smiles and laughter (and a few weary brows by the time they had completed their lap of the town!

    Here are a few photos of the day, kindly shared with us by William Bonnett, Steve Elson and Bill

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  • Festival weddings at Careys Manor

    Festival weddings at Careys Manor

    Tie the knot with a relaxed woodland wedding in the heart of the New Forest

    Careys Manor Festival Wedding Delicate floral crowns, silver birch arches, tealights twinkling as the sun goes down, and dancing under the stars. With the festival season in full swing, it’s easy to see how that laid-back festival vibe would work wonderfully for a relaxed woodland wedding.

    With more celebrities like Kate Moss and Matthew McConaughey opting for bohemian-style weddings, Careys Manor hotel in the beautiful New Forest has pulled together a few ideas for couples wanting a festival wedding full of charm and personality. 

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  • Lymington Town Sailing Club Bath Race

    Lymington's Bath Race is back on Lymington River this year

    Sunday 29th July 2018 - earlier than usual too...

    The annual Lymington Town Sailing Club Bath Race is taking place on Sunday 29th July 2018 and “teams are already signing up for the best fun ever to be had in a bathtub” according to LTSC Commodore Chris Barr.  bath race 800

    The Bath Race has become a regular fixture in Lymington’s summer season and attracts large crowds of local residents and visitors.

    It usually takes place later in August but the decision has been made to bring it forward this year.

    And after several

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  • Lymington Artisan Festival - visitor report

    “Lymington Artisan Festival” - impressions of a young London visitor 

    The final day of 2018 Lymington Arts Festival and Artisans by the River in Lymington

    Thanks to Jess King, journalist and blogger for a number of London financial publications, on a weekend in the New Forest and a day visit to Lymington on Sun 8 July. lymington artisan festival - the bandstand

    She has a way with words. There is some mingling and mixing of the two events which is kind of logical, and locals will get the big picture!

    Jess King's Story

    “On a recent visit to Lymington I was treated to a tour of the Lymington

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  • What's on in Lymington and the New Forest over the summer holidays

    What’s on in Lymington and the New Forest over the summer holidays...

    Comprehensive guide of things for children and families to do, whether local or visiting Lymington and the New Forest.

    updated 19 July 2018

    pond dipping 600x400 The school summer holidays have arrived! Whether you are local to the New Forest area, or visiting on holiday, you'll find lots to keep you busy this summer.

    Here is our guide of things for families and children to do in the Lymington, New Milton and New Forest area over the school summer holidays. Take a look also at our  fun days out  feature if you're

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  • Lymington Lanes say no to new homes

    Residents to fight Pennington and Lymington Lanes development

    Much needed new homes, but at what cost to existing residents? The perennial problem...


    A campaign has been launched to raise awareness of a major housing development planned between two well known lanes that run down to the salt marshes and sea wall south of Lymington and Pennington. plan of proposed development off Ridgeway Lane

    Over 100 homes are proposed on Green Belt land accessed through the New Forest National Park between Ridgeway and Lower Pennington Lanes as part of the New Forest District Council (NFDC) Local Plan. There are now less than 5 weeks remaining to respond to

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  • The 2018 New Forest Dog Friendly Awards

    The 2018 New Forest Dog Friendly Awards

    Brand new awards scheme to recognise places in the New Forest where dogs feel welcomed

    New Forest Dog Friendly Awards 2018, sponsored by New Forest Tax Accountants

    The New Forest and Solent shore are perfect for dog walks and it's little wonder that the area attracts many visitors and locals with four-legged friends. In fact the New Forest is doggy heaven for well behaved dogs.

    Have you and your dog discovered a really dog-friendly business that is worth celebrating? The New Forest Dog Friendly Awards is your opportunity to nominate your favourite dog friendly businesses in the New Forest area.

    Awards for dog friendly places to

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  • Take care - don't start a New Forest fire

    Take care - don't start a New Forest fire

    It only takes one careless match, cigarette or bbq to cause a fire that can destroy habitats and landscapes for many years.

    The current dry conditions have increased the risk of fires in the forest and wider countryside. Wildfires (uncontrolled, unwanted or unplanned fire) can cause severe damage to habitats and landscapes, which in some cases can take decades to restore, not to mention impacts on soil, water quality and carbon storage. Fires such as these can be devastating to all of the things that make the New Forest and Pennington Common special

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  • Colten Care homes parade and tea party at Lymington Carnival

    Join the Mad Hatters this Sunday morning at Lymington Carnival!

    Colten Care and Alice Through the Looking Glass at Lymington Carnival 2018

    colten care lymington carnival alice wonderland residents 800 All comers to Lymington Carnival are invited to drop in at Colten Care’s Mad Hatter’s tea party on the lawn in front of the Town Council offices where the Parade begins and finishes – a brilliant photo shot vantage spot!

    It’s one of the most popular children’s stories of all time – and Colten Care residents and staff are bringing it to life at the Lymington Carnival. 

    ‘Alice through the Looking Glass” is Team Colten’s theme this year, with an

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  • Award-winning Agapanthus grown in the New Forest

    Award winning Agapanthus grown in the New Forest

    Final chance to see Fairweather's plants grown in Beaulieu for RHS Award of Garden Merit

    Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery in Beaulieu will open its doors for the 6th year running for just one weekend a year to enable everyone to enjoy the spectacle of their Agapanthus collection.

    Agapanthus Twister This flowering spectacle this year will be bigger and better than ever before, as it’s the final year to view plants that are being judged for a Royal Horticultural Society AGM (Award of Garden Merit), that will be decided this autumn.

    On Saturday 28 and Sunday

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  • New Forest French bistro puts out the flags for Bastille Day

    New Forest French bistro puts out the flags for Bastille Day

    Le Blaireau French bistro in Brockenhurst New Forest Celebrate 'le 14 juillet' in style at Le Blaireau in Brockenhurst

    Whether you’re strolling through the streets of Paris or sitting outside a restaurant of sun-baked stone in a sleepy French village, sooner or later you’re bound to get caught up in the party atmosphere as the French celebrate Bastille Day on July 14.

    The nation as a whole rises up to celebrate the storming of the Bastille and the turning of the French revolution in 1789. But you don’t have to be in France to join the party – in

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  • Holiday childcare in and around Lymington

    Looking for childcare in Lymington over the holidays?

    School holidays are great! Except when you have to work.

    Updated 12 July 2018

    girl and boy at childcare Finding things for the children to do whilst you are working can be a real chore. In a bid to try and make things slightly easier for you, here is a summary of holiday children that is usually on offer in and around Lymington.

    Start planning your summer now - you will generally find that activity days get booked up well in advance.

    Do get in touch with us if you know of any other holiday childcare clubs that

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  • Meet the stars of the 2018 Curious Arts Festival near Lymington

    A taster of the Curious Arts Festival for those who've never been...

    ...and a reminder for those counting the days to Fri 20 July 

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    Over the last month or so, the Curious Arts Festival team have been recording curiously compelling podcasts - in partnership with their friends at the Curious Brewery - exploring life, art and the creative spark with artists who have either been to the festival or will be joining for the first time this summer. 

    Live podcasts of Simon Evans, John Illsley and Dolly Alderton

    Simon Evans , stand-up extraordinaire and festival-favourite discussing comedy, cryptocurrencies and curious ales with the

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  • Life Matters from Lester Aldridge - why make a will

    Make time to make a will - it will be appreciated! 

    Life Matters with Paula at Lester Aldridge, July 2018

    lester aldridge corrected logo Life Matters To launch our new regular feature on those niggling legal matters to which we should attend, Paula Shea from Lester Aldridge explains why and how making time to make a will will save time in the long run and will be greatly appreciated by your loved ones. 

    With increasingly busy lives, making a will often falls low on the list of priorities.

    If you care about what happens to your loved ones, property and other assets after you die, you should make

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  • Lymington director's film hits the big screen!

    Lymington director's film hits the big screen!

    Jo Brand's 'The More You Ignore Me' set to warm hearts with strong message about mental health issues

    The More You Ignore Me by Jo Brand directed by Keith English of Lymington New Forest This Friday, 'The More You Ignore Me' will hit cinemas across the UK. Written by, and starring, Jo Brand, the film was directed by Keith English who lives and works in Lymington. It has already received excellent early reviews - including Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

    A poignant and darkly funny coming-of-age story of dysfunctional family life in 1980’s rural England: Gina (Sheridan Smith) whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined

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Thesis sponsors popular Lymington-based athlete ValeThesis Asset Management Lymington sponsors Val Sesto ultra marathon runner

Thesis Asset Management in Lymington is sponsoring international ultra marathon runner Valeria Sesto

Which is a win-win we hope for Valeria (known to her many friends as Vale) who does so much good work in the community, notably training aspiring young runners to follow in her footsteps, and also for Thesis who put so much unseen work into supporting our local community too.

Vale is originally from Argentina and didn't even start running until 2007 after her second child, when she set about getting in shape and accidentally found herself qualifying for the elite start in the London Marathon.  Since then she has always completed the London Marathon in under 3 hours, once only two places behind Paula Ratcliffe who of course had run all her life!  She now regularly competes in ultra-long distance races around the world - which is an expensive undertaking!  (See explanation about ultra-marathon below.) She has won 100km races in Argentina and China this year and is now preparing  for the Comrades Ultra-Marathon in South Africa and 100km world championships in Croatia.

thesis lymington sponsorship val sesto 6 landscapeVale is also very active in the local community as a coach and mentor, recently helping to coach and prepare 12 young people to swim across the Solent and raise over £13,000 for charity.

Meanwhile Thesis has been active in recent years in helping local communities around its offices,  including charitable support for the St Barbe Museum in Lymington, New Forest Show, Heritage Open Days and Dragon Boat Racing.

Giles Marriage, director of the Lymington office at Thesis, said: “We are delighted to help support Valeria for the next six months as she embarks on another year that will hopefully bring well deserved success, both competitively and for her work in Lymington. Valeria is a superstar both in the ultra-marathon world and in the local community so we saw this as a great opportunity to work in partnership to help her make a difference.”

Vale added: “I would like to thank Thesis for the help and support they have offered for the next six months. It would not be possible for me to volunteer and be active within the local community without a supportive company such as Thesis."

And went on:  “My work in the community helps motivate me during my ultra-marathons and I’m delighted that Thesis wants to help me in making a difference.”

About Thesis Asset Management Limited

Thesis Asset Management has approximately £13.6 billion of funds under management and administration (as at 30 June 2017), and invests on behalf of private clients, charities, pension funds and trusts. Thesis specialises in developing partnerships with professionals in financial advice, law, accountancy and tax, and creates both bespoke solutions and model portfolios.  You can contact the Thesis Lymington office on 01590 613580 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or visit the Thesis website.

About the ultramarathon 

"An ultramarathon, also called ultra distance or ultra running, is any footrace longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi).thesis lymington sponsorship val sesto 8

There are two types of ultramarathon events: those that cover a specified distance, and events that take place during time - with the winner covering the most distance in that time. The most common distances are 50 kilometres (31.069 mi), 100 kilometres (62.137 mi), 50 miles (80.4672 km), and 100 miles (160.9344 km), although many races have other distances. The 100 kilometres is recognised as an official world record event by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body of track and field.

Other distances/times include double marathons, 24-hour races, and multiday races of 1,000 miles (1,600 km) or even longer. The format of these events and the courses vary, ranging from single or multiple loops (some as short as a 400-metre to point-to-point road or trail races, to cross-country rogaines. Many ultramarathons, especially trail challenges, have severe course obstacles, such as inclement weather, elevation change, or rugged terrain. Many of these races are run on dirt roads or mountain paths, though some are run on paved roads as well. Usually, there are aid stations every 20 to 35 kilometres apart, where runners can replenish food and drink supplies or take a short break. Timed events range from 6, 12, and 24 hours to 3, 6, and 10 days (known as multi-day or "stage race" events). Timed events are generally run on a track or a short road course, often one mile (1.6 km) or less.

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Considered to be an even tougher event are self-supported ultramarathon stage races where each competitor has to carry all their supplies including food to survive the length of the race, typically a week. A good example of this is the Grand to Grand Ultra, America's first ever self-supported ultramarathon stage race.

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) organises the World Championships for various ultramarathon distances, including 50 kilometres (31 mi), 100 kilometres (62 mi), 24 hours, and ultra trail running, which are also recognised by the IAAF. Many countries around the world have their own ultrarunning organizations, often the national athletics federation of that country, or are sanctioned by such national athletics organizations. World records for distances, times, and ages are tracked by the IAU."

Source:  Wikipedia

If you're inspired to get running...

If you're feeling inspired to get running, talk to Valeria!

She organises local run training most weeks in which all are welcome who want to have a go.

At the other end of the spectrum there are some interesting facts and tips about ultramarathon racing in this Telegraph article!

 

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    Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest. The town's sheltered position on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington river has made it an important settlement since the Iron Age. For many years Lymingtonians have made their living from the sea or the river - as boatbuilders, fishermen, sailors and in past centuries as salt workers and even smugglers! Today Lymington is an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500.

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    It’s not surprising that Lymington is one of the “Best UK Coastal Towns in Which to Live”. Combined with accessible road and rail links north to London, west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton and beyond, as well as the car ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the town combines practicality with pleasure; the perfect work-life balance. There are many excellent schools and a wealth of local sports, clubs and leisure activities.

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