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  • Blockley walk

    I promised you that we would be dipping our toes into the Cotswolds. Well, we have, but not before we became extras in a TV film, discovered some classic cars, a massive central heating system and somewhat stupidly had a second bottle of red! The three of us had...
  • From Halloween to Hogwarts

    The “Trick or Treat” season is almost upon us and you may have or be about to create a big orange pumpkin with enormous empty eye sockets and an evil jagged-toothed grin to sit on your doorstep. For most of us in the UK these giant winter squashes are...
  • Coffin Museum

    First published September 2015 Four Shires Magazine Set well back from the busy A4095 Bicester to Witney road that runs through the village of Bladon is the church of St Martin. On the face of it the church and its graveyard are just what you’d expect to find in...
  • Create a homework headquarters

    With the September issue of the magazine featuring Education we have found these handy tips for creating a study space for your child that we published a year ago in the Magazine and throught it fitting to share them again with you now. Finding space for a designated study...
  • Which type of art class is best for you

    Barry Whitehouse of The Artery in Parsons Street       The Arty Bit Which type of class is best for you? September is here and many creative minded individuals decide that now is the time to enrol on an art course or join an art group. Many groups restart after the...
  • Moving on up

    With the start of the new school year happening this month and with the Education Feature taking pride of place in the September issue of Four Shires Magazine, we have delved into our archives and found this article that was publishing at this time last year (September 2016). It...
  • A good Hair day

    The Last of the look back at articles written a year ago for our Wedding Feature. This time our very own Gail Seward (who was a hair stylist in a previous life and before joining us in the Advertising department) gives us some great tips on getting perfect wedding...
  • Add personality to your bathroom

    Bathrooms are often a neglected part of the home, viewed more as utilitarian than a space to decorate. But why not make it an extension of your home and a retreat that you actually enjoy spending time in? Consider a few of these decorating ideas to make the smallest...
  • Do you have wedding photography dread?

    Our August issue, which is out now features amongst all of our regular favourites, a spectacular wedding feature. With this in mind here is a feature we ran last year, compiled by Lizzie Melvin of Elizabeth Melvin Photography: As you are planning your wedding, everything should be exciting and...
  • The Austin 7

    A Tale of Two Austin Sevens: Gina and Minerva Until the early 1900s the motor car was a rich man’s toy. Still in the early stages of development, automobiles were big – and expensive. Herbert Austin had set up a factory in a disused printing works on the outskirts...