Paul Anderson, from Withywood, came to our Congresbury office to collect an Amazon Fire Tablet for his fourteen-year-old daughter, Lillie, who correctly guessed the number of balloons that were inside of Wallace, our little 1927 Austin 7 Chummy at this year's North Somerset Show.

Lillie also has a brother, William, and a sister, Holly, who she has promised to share the tablet with!
Neil Drejer, our Congresbury office manager was very proud to shake the hand of a fellow Bristol Rugby supporter and present the prize!


Once again we sponsored the Mendip Classic Car and Vintage Car Rally which took place on Sunday, 13th May, in beautiful sunny conditions.

This superbly organised event was open to 160 pre-1988 vehicles and is now in its 24th year, it started at ‘(Sanders) Garden World a Wyevale Garden Centre at Brent Knoll, and followed a scenic route of 85 miles across the Mendip Hills. Stopping for lunch at ‘Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford’. Then on to finish the day with a spectacular display of the cars on the Lawns of the majestic Wells Cathedral. Judging took place throughout the day and the winners of the various categories were awarded their trophies in the afternoon.

Starts at the event included the managers of the Congresbury office and Backwell office, Neil Drejer and Joseph Down. Director Jo Tiley saw the competitors arrive at Wells.






It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves at the Duck Race organised by Winford Primary School's PTA on Saturday, 28th April! Despite the weather, we are pleased to report there was an excellent turnout to see which lucky duck brought home the spoils!


2018 North Somerset Show click on the link to see pictures

With beautiful sunny skies and high temperatures at the Wraxall North Somerset Showground, the staff of Debbie Fortune Estate Agent's manned the company's show tent, promoting and giving advice to many visitors to the North Somerset Show of which we are one of the sponsors.

Monies were raised through a Guess the Balloons competition using Wallace, our 1927 Austin 7 Chummy and also


So you’ve completed on your new home and can’t wait to move. You’ve even started thinking about how to decorate. There’s one thing you might have forgotten, though: you’ve got to move out of your home first. Between packing your things and preparing for your first night in a new home, moving house can seem overwhelming. However, moving from one property to another doesn’t have to be stressful. Read our tips to remove the stress from your moving experience. 

1. Stay organised 

As with any daunting task, staying organised is key. Pack by room and decide when and how you will organise your things. Once you’ve assigned items to labelled boxes, consider the moving van. How will the boxes go inside? Will you need to take multiple trips? Once you’ve worked these things out, you’ll have a plan for your moving day which should give you peace of mind. 

2. Pack early

There’s nothing worse than having a moving van booked and realising that you’ll need to pack all night to be ready. Start packing as soon as you can. Choose non-essential items first (decorations, etc.), and pack your essentials like furniture and cutlery the week of the move. 

3. Take your time

When you’re moving house, be sure to allow more time than you actually need. Feeling rushed will make your stress levels skyrocket, so being slow and methodical is the best way to combat moving worry. The extra time allows you to be more careful when you’re packing and unpacking, and it also takes into account the inevitable moving day setbacks. 

4. Be flexible

There are sure to be bumps in the road when you’re moving house, so remind yourself to stay flexible. Having a plan is a great way to stay organised, but don’t be afraid to deviate from it when circumstances require. 

5. Have a backup plan

When you’re planning your move, take a small amount of time to think about the things that could go wrong and write them down. Once you’ve got your list, think of ways that you could overcome these problems. A backup plan will help take the stress out of your move because you’ve already thought of potential solutions. 

6. Enlist help

Moving house is a huge task, and it becomes even bigger when you have to do it all yourself. Ask for help from your friends and family (most of them will be willing to lend a hand for a few slices of pizza) to take the pressure off. You’ll be finished much faster, and the more people that are involved, the easier moving to your new home will be. 

7. Say goodbye

You’ve lived in your old property for some time, so give yourself a moment to think about all the good memories you associate with the space. If you’re in the mood to entertain (and you haven’t packed all the plates and glasses), have a party and invite your friends to say goodbye to your old home in style. 

8. Take care of yourself

Purchasing a new property and moving into it can be extremely draining, so be careful to take care of yourself throughout the process. A healthy diet and plenty of exercise can help take the edge off your moving stress. Taking care of yourself also means that you deserve a treat every now and then, so consider a takeaway on your first night in the new home to reward yourself for all your hard work!

Are you looking for your dream home? Contact Debbie Fortune Estate Agents at one of our three offices located at Backwell, Chew Magna and Congresbury.


Once again we have a very satisfied customer: 

"I would like to say how impressed we have been with all three Debbie Fortune offices and their staff. All have been so helpful and accommodating in helping us to find the right house with an office for my expanding business. I would definitely recommend Debbie Fortune Estate Agents to others looking in the area."
Melanie Healy. 

Why not come and see us and see if we can help you! Contact one of our three offices based in Congresbury (01934 862370), Backwell (01275 406880) or Chew Magna (01275 333888), or visit our website at www.debbiefortune.co.uk



Director Joanna Tiley and Judi from the Chew Magna office attended the launch party of Chew Valley Wellbeing on Thursday 12th April 2018. They are pictured with co-founders Abi park and Annie Johansen.

Chew Valley Wellbeing is a light and airy studio and treatment centre, which is complete with a healing garden, offers a holistic approach to wellbeing with classes, courses and treatments running daily. Treatments and classes are easily bookable online. Plus our membership scheme gives you the chance to enjoy more while paying less.

Our highly qualified and talented teachers and therapists are all specialists in their fields and passionate about natural health so you can rest assured you are in good hands.

In addition to the varied timetable of treatments and classes, we also offer specialised pregnancy care; pregnancy massage, birth preparation, hypnobirthing and baby massage classes.

The Chew Valley Wellbeing Centre is available to rent for those looking to run weekend courses in a relaxed setting just outside of the city.

Guests can expect a warm welcome from founders; Yogi Abi Park and Massage Therapist Annie Johansen. To find out more about Chew Valley Wellbeing's beginnings and the story behind it, read our blog, 'Chew Valley Wellbeing, The Story Behind the Centre.'



Channel 4's cookery presenter, writer and chef Peter Sidwell was the guest chef at Angel Interiors Open Evening held on Thursday 12th April. Director Joanne Tiley attended the opening, together with her husband John, on behalf of Debbie Fortune Estate Agents.
Peter was giving a cookery demonstration at the new showrooms of Angel Interiors, located at Twenty Three, The Cattle Market, Chew Road, Winford, 01275 595359.
The new interior design and installation company, specialising in kitchen and bathroom projects, is a family-run business offering a personalised, independent and local services to their clients, taking care of the whole process of designing a kitchen and bathroom to your specifications and wants, fitting and finishing it for you.
With a combined experience of over 20 years in the business, brothers Matthew, Jonathan and Robert Newman have pooled their skills and experience in carpentry, electrical engineering, fitting and design, creating a "one-stop shop" for all your kitchen and bathrooms needs.
You can contact Angel Interiors at the above address, or visit their website at http://www.angelinteriors.co.uk/
Pictured here are John and Joanne Tiley, Angel Interior's director Rob Newman, Susan Mackay, lead kitchen designer, and Tim Baber, lead bathroom designer. The other picture shows Joanne looking on as Peter Sidwell demonstrates cooking at the opening.




Many people attended the official launch party of the stunning new offices situated at Bridge House, High Street, Congresbury, on Thursday, 12th April. Well done to Debbie, Mark, Neil and the team for making it such a success. To contact the Congresbury office, telephone 01934 862370 or email salesadmin@debbiefortune.co.uk



Our Congresbury office have taken on sponsorship of the Congresbury Bowling Club. The club was founded in 1945, and has a full calendar of events throughout the bowling season, which runs from April until September. They run teams for both men and women, as well as mixed teams, and they are affiliated to Bowls England and Somerset Bowls Association.

They compete in the Clevedon and District League, the Somerset County League, the Co-Operative Funeralcare Evening League, the Mendip League and the Weston & District Ladies League. Apart from league games, there are friendly games against local teams and we welcome touring sides from many parts of the country. They also run their own very popular Triples League - another mixed tournament - played on a Friday night.

The club also run many social events for members during the year and the clubhouse bar is licensed to sell drinks at very reasonable prices to members and their guests. Short Mat bowls is played in the Clubhouse on Monday evenings (7.30pm-9.30pm) from October to April.

Congresbury Bowling Club is affiliated to both Somerset Bowls Associationhttp://www.somersetbowls.org.uk/ and Bowls England http://www.bowlsengland.com/

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