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A 4 Telephone 01159 313879 While every effort has been made to ensure that adverts and articles appear correctly Nottinghamshire Aspect cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the contents of this magazine The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of its editor or publisher Selective advertisements and editorials are copyright of Nottinghamshire Aspect and must not be used without prior consent of the publishers All prices are correct at time of going to print and all deals and offers are subject to change Front page photograph is Anastacia supplied by Edge Publicity Courtesy of Alberto Badalamenti Nottinghamshire Aspect is printed by Warners Midlands The Maltings Manor Lane Bourne Lincolnshire PE10 9PH www nottsaspect co uk Twitter nottsaspect Facebook nottsaspect Nottinghamshire Aspect is published by Nottinghamshire In Focus Ltd 69a Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Publisher Director Phil Cound E phil cound nottsaspect co uk Sales Helen King E helen nottsaspect co uk Editorial Mackenzie Orrock E editorial nottsaspect co uk Design Stacey Barradell E studio nottsaspect co uk Accounts Jackie Millington E accounts nottsinfocus co uk CONTENTS 5 Issue 3 at a glance 10 11 ANASTACIA An interview with Anastacia 12 13 THE BROWNLEE BROTHERS Notts Aspect catches up with the Olympic athletes 61 FOREST LIVE 2017 87 DERBYSHIRE An eclectic mix of acts perform in seven spectacular forest locations The perfect place for hard core cyclists and lovers of strolls 94 95 EAST COAST Home to many wondrous attractions which are right on your doorstep 100 101 STOCKHOLM A rich history comprising exciting architecture museums and the Royal Palace 133 17 Aspect is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic short break 31 KIKO MILANO 41 LANGLEY REVIEWS Kiko Milano presents a solution to enhance every complexion Trevor tries and tests one of the country s trendiest tipples 52 53 MILLIE S CUPCAKES We catch up with Danielle who turned her passion for baking into her own cupcake company 57 GOING TO PLACES Our supplement guide Taking things back to basics WIN A HOLIDAY SKIN ELIXIR giving you and your family great ideas for fun A note from the team We ve just about said goodbye to the worst of the winter weather and started to see a faint glimmer of sunshine behind the clouds which for us British folk means it s officially spring and more importantly time to introduce issue three of Nottinghamshire Aspect Magazine Here s a sneak peek at what s to come in the next 164 pages From the best high street buys for the whole family to the desk accessories you need in your life we ve put together a fool proof fashion guide for spring and teamed up with a local stylist for a step by step tutorial on how to make your hair your best accessory International pop star Anastacia talks us through the challenges in her career and ambitions for the future ahead of her Ultimate Collection tour coming to Nottingham this summer and we meet the local women who have turned their creative passions into budding independent businesses A roundup of our favourite monthly subscription boxes quotes to get you through every occasion and crafty ideas for your home are a glimpse at what else you ll in find issue three plus we ve combined Aspect with Going to Places our leisure magazine to bring you some of the best days out in the country Something you want to see in May s edition We want to hear from you Get in touch via email at editorial nottsaspect co uk or give us a call on 0115 9313879 HAPPY READING 134 142 151 RUTLAND Packed with beautiful landscapes and famous attractions INTERIORS LADY Ideas on how to recycle your used candle jar WILLBOND Top tips on how to incorporate the trending colour green into your bathroom OTHER HIGHLIGHTS ACCORDING TO THE ASPECT TEAM STACEY GRAPHIC DESIGNER Admittedly it may not be the best article for anyone watching their waistline but Millie s Cupcakes is a favourite of mine There s something about the pastel colours and classic piping that makes it so appetising HELEN SALES MANAGER For me it s the Newark and Notts County Show With all the different breeds of animals and food and craft stalls it should be a great day out I m most looking forward to the equestrian event MACKENZIE EDITOR Meeting the Brownlee brothers was a definite highlight of putting together issue three for me and it s turned out to be one of my favourite spreads in the whole magazine
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A 4 Telephone 01159 313879 While every effort has been made to ensure that adverts and articles appear correctly Nottinghamshire Aspect cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the contents of this magazine The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of its editor or publisher Selective advertisements and editorials are copyright of Nottinghamshire Aspect and must not be used without prior consent of the publishers All prices are correct at time of going to print and all deals and offers are subject to change Front page photograph is Anastacia supplied by Edge Publicity Courtesy of Alberto Badalamenti Nottinghamshire Aspect is printed by Warners Midlands The Maltings Manor Lane Bourne Lincolnshire PE10 9PH www nottsaspect co uk Twitter nottsaspect Facebook nottsaspect Nottinghamshire Aspect is published by Nottinghamshire In Focus Ltd 69a Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Publisher Director Phil Cound E phil cound nottsaspect co uk Sales Helen King E helen nottsaspect co uk Editorial Mackenzie Orrock E editorial nottsaspect co uk Design Stacey Barradell E studio nottsaspect co uk Accounts Jackie Millington E accounts nottsinfocus co uk CONTENTS 5 Issue 3 at a glance 10 11 ANASTACIA An interview with Anastacia 12 13 THE BROWNLEE BROTHERS Notts Aspect catches up with the Olympic athletes 61 FOREST LIVE 2017 87 DERBYSHIRE An eclectic mix of acts perform in seven spectacular forest locations The perfect place for hard core cyclists and lovers of strolls 94 95 EAST COAST Home to many wondrous attractions which are right on your doorstep 100 101 STOCKHOLM A rich history comprising exciting architecture museums and the Royal Palace 133 17 Aspect is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic short break 31 KIKO MILANO 41 LANGLEY REVIEWS Kiko Milano presents a solution to enhance every complexion Trevor tries and tests one of the country s trendiest tipples 52 53 MILLIE S CUPCAKES We catch up with Danielle who turned her passion for baking into her own cupcake company 57 GOING TO PLACES Our supplement guide Taking things back to basics WIN A HOLIDAY SKIN ELIXIR giving you and your family great ideas for fun A note from the team We ve just about said goodbye to the worst of the winter weather and started to see a faint glimmer of sunshine behind the clouds which for us British folk means it s officially spring and more importantly time to introduce issue three of Nottinghamshire Aspect Magazine Here s a sneak peek at what s to come in the next 164 pages From the best high street buys for the whole family to the desk accessories you need in your life we ve put together a fool proof fashion guide for spring and teamed up with a local stylist for a step by step tutorial on how to make your hair your best accessory International pop star Anastacia talks us through the challenges in her career and ambitions for the future ahead of her Ultimate Collection tour coming to Nottingham this summer and we meet the local women who have turned their creative passions into budding independent businesses A roundup of our favourite monthly subscription boxes quotes to get you through every occasion and crafty ideas for your home are a glimpse at what else you ll in find issue three plus we ve combined Aspect with Going to Places our leisure magazine to bring you some of the best days out in the country Something you want to see in May s edition We want to hear from you Get in touch via email at editorial nottsaspect co uk or give us a call on 0115 9313879 HAPPY READING 134 142 151 RUTLAND Packed with beautiful landscapes and famous attractions INTERIORS LADY Ideas on how to recycle your used candle jar WILLBOND Top tips on how to incorporate the trending colour green into your bathroom OTHER HIGHLIGHTS ACCORDING TO THE ASPECT TEAM STACEY GRAPHIC DESIGNER Admittedly it may not be the best article for anyone watching their waistline but Millie s Cupcakes is a favourite of mine There s something about the pastel colours and classic piping that makes it so appetising HELEN SALES MANAGER For me it s the Newark and Notts County Show With all the different breeds of animals and food and craft stalls it should be a great day out I m most looking forward to the equestrian event MACKENZIE EDITOR Meeting the Brownlee brothers was a definite highlight of putting together issue three for me and it s turned out to be one of my favourite spreads in the whole magazine
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HARLEY JAE TRUST Help a child like Harley W hen Harley Jae BlanchardRafter was just three months old a rare diagnosis changed his and his family s lives forever Back in 2005 when he was diagnosed Harley was one of just eleven recorded cases of Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia Type Six in the world a condition which left him with severe epilepsy global developmental delay and learning difficulties He was gastrostomy fed registered blind and unable to walk and talk among a series of other complex symptoms that meant he required equally as complex equipment something the hospitals and local authorities where the family were living at the time were simply unable to provide Harley struggled mostly with his mobility and a standing frame which developed his bone and muscle strength was just one of the things he needed but this alone cost the family 2 500 Determined to give her grandson the best possible quality of life his grandma Teresa set up The Harley Jae Trust a trust fund dedicated to gathering vital funding for this kind of equipment Marathons triathlons and Tough Mudders were just a few of the ways the family set about fundraising for the trust and before long they were joined by complete strangers dedicated to lending a helping hand for Harley A specialist profiling bed and a sensory room are a couple of examples of what the donations funded for him and with growing support from the general public the family were even able to donate to other similar causes Sadly after a seven year battle with his condition Harley passed away in February 2013 after contracting pneumonia His unshakeable bravery and positive spirit inspired all who met him and as a fitting tribute to his memory his family made the decision to continue the work they were doing to support children with life limiting illnesses registering The Harley Jae Trust as a charity in 2015 Providing support for countless children and their families has remained the top priority since they took on charity status two years ago but for Harley s father Joe and the other trustees it s about more than just surviving it s about giving these children something most of them don t have freedom The equipment that the hospitals provide is largely static meaning that they spend a huge amount of their childhood on the ward Harley for example spent almost a third of his life in hospital The Harley Jae Trust works to make their time there more bearable but more importantly it looks to fund mobile equipment that gives them access to a life outside of hospital Whether that be recovering at home or a day out with the family Joe describes it as a big gap not being attended to and it s one the charity is working hard to fill We re never going to stop these children going through what they re going through but what we re trying to do is make things a bit easier for their families says Joe and it s something they ve been able to achieve thanks to their relationship with the paediatric critical care unit Providing this funding gives the care teams the resources to facilitate the equipment that has such a life changing impact on these children We want what Nottingham hasn t got a hospice Joe adds and it s another of the huge milestones they re working towards Harley attended Naomi House in Hampshire considered to be one of the country s best hospices and creating a similar facility that provides top quality medical care in a home from home environment is the ultimate goal The team are also working on providing better educational facilities to help parents cope once their children leave the hospital as well as specialist iPads that mean medical equipment can be controlled from home But of course none of the vital work the trust does is possible without your donations Whether it be raising awareness hosting your own fundraisers or simply helping to spread The Harley Jae message by following them on social media every penny goes towards making a child with a life limiting illness life that bit better Their upcoming charity golf day in September is the perfect opportunity to get involved Email info theharleyjaetrust org to sign up For more information on helping a child like Harley visit www theharleyjaetrust org or follow them on social media harleyjaetrust 7
HARLEY JAE TRUST  Help a child like Harley  W  hen Harley Jae BlanchardRafter was just three months old, a rare diagnosis ...
HARLEY JAE TRUST Help a child like Harley W hen Harley Jae BlanchardRafter was just three months old a rare diagnosis changed his and his family s lives forever Back in 2005 when he was diagnosed Harley was one of just eleven recorded cases of Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia Type Six in the world a condition which left him with severe epilepsy global developmental delay and learning difficulties He was gastrostomy fed registered blind and unable to walk and talk among a series of other complex symptoms that meant he required equally as complex equipment something the hospitals and local authorities where the family were living at the time were simply unable to provide Harley struggled mostly with his mobility and a standing frame which developed his bone and muscle strength was just one of the things he needed but this alone cost the family 2 500 Determined to give her grandson the best possible quality of life his grandma Teresa set up The Harley Jae Trust a trust fund dedicated to gathering vital funding for this kind of equipment Marathons triathlons and Tough Mudders were just a few of the ways the family set about fundraising for the trust and before long they were joined by complete strangers dedicated to lending a helping hand for Harley A specialist profiling bed and a sensory room are a couple of examples of what the donations funded for him and with growing support from the general public the family were even able to donate to other similar causes Sadly after a seven year battle with his condition Harley passed away in February 2013 after contracting pneumonia His unshakeable bravery and positive spirit inspired all who met him and as a fitting tribute to his memory his family made the decision to continue the work they were doing to support children with life limiting illnesses registering The Harley Jae Trust as a charity in 2015 Providing support for countless children and their families has remained the top priority since they took on charity status two years ago but for Harley s father Joe and the other trustees it s about more than just surviving it s about giving these children something most of them don t have freedom The equipment that the hospitals provide is largely static meaning that they spend a huge amount of their childhood on the ward Harley for example spent almost a third of his life in hospital The Harley Jae Trust works to make their time there more bearable but more importantly it looks to fund mobile equipment that gives them access to a life outside of hospital Whether that be recovering at home or a day out with the family Joe describes it as a big gap not being attended to and it s one the charity is working hard to fill We re never going to stop these children going through what they re going through but what we re trying to do is make things a bit easier for their families says Joe and it s something they ve been able to achieve thanks to their relationship with the paediatric critical care unit Providing this funding gives the care teams the resources to facilitate the equipment that has such a life changing impact on these children We want what Nottingham hasn t got a hospice Joe adds and it s another of the huge milestones they re working towards Harley attended Naomi House in Hampshire considered to be one of the country s best hospices and creating a similar facility that provides top quality medical care in a home from home environment is the ultimate goal The team are also working on providing better educational facilities to help parents cope once their children leave the hospital as well as specialist iPads that mean medical equipment can be controlled from home But of course none of the vital work the trust does is possible without your donations Whether it be raising awareness hosting your own fundraisers or simply helping to spread The Harley Jae message by following them on social media every penny goes towards making a child with a life limiting illness life that bit better Their upcoming charity golf day in September is the perfect opportunity to get involved Email info theharleyjaetrust org to sign up For more information on helping a child like Harley visit www theharleyjaetrust org or follow them on social media harleyjaetrust 7
HARLEY JAE TRUST  Help a child like Harley  W  hen Harley Jae BlanchardRafter was just three months old, a rare diagnosis ...
VOX POPS 9 5 000 24 hours HOW DO YOU SPEND IT If you ve ever dreamt about winning the lottery and what you d spend it on you re not alone so have most other people in the world Granted it may not be the millions we fantasise over but we asked the people of Nottinghamshire what they d do if they had 5000 to spend in just 24 hours I would just eat so much food I would spend a ridiculous amount of money on makeup and I d probably treat my husband to I don t know maybe a McDonalds I should probably pay some bills but I won t Elizabeth Teacher I would spend it on another dog preferably another cockapoo then I would also pay for some more driving lessons and spend the rest on a bike shoes and maybe some new football boots Alex Student I would plan a trip to places like Russia Germany go across Europe and then I d probably hit into Asia and Australia keeping within my budget Then I would have to save like crazy Katrina Barista First I would have another cycle of IVF treatment then with the rest I think I d want to go on a family holiday somewhere really warm and relaxing but with loads to do Lynsey Hairdresser I would spend it on going travelling with my family to see lots of different countries and visit new places Natasha Beauty Therapist I would spend it on a new kitchen for my new extension and a British bulldog for my children Michelle Hairdresser I would divide it 50 50 and give it to both my children to put a deposit on a house so they can leave home Tracy 6th form mentor Book a round the world trip to visit lots of different countries maybe including a cruise and splash out Jamie Coffee Shop Manager I d buy a whole new wardrobe from the most expensive clothes shops and loads of new makeup sparkly eyeshadow palettes brushes and everything Molly Student I think I would go to a local pub in the village and put it behind the bar for everybody to enjoy themselves and have a good day Andy Car Salesman I ve got a little girl who is 4 so I think I would treat her Money is tight at the minute so to have that amount of money I know would put a smile on her face Ashleigh Unemployed I would go to Cuba have a lovely holiday with my family to see some fantastic sights relaxing on the beach and taking part in some exciting activities and tours Ben Teacher
VOX POPS  9    5,000, 24 hours,  HOW DO YOU SPEND IT  If you   ve ever dreamt about winning the lottery and what you   d s...
VOX POPS 9 5 000 24 hours HOW DO YOU SPEND IT If you ve ever dreamt about winning the lottery and what you d spend it on you re not alone so have most other people in the world Granted it may not be the millions we fantasise over but we asked the people of Nottinghamshire what they d do if they had 5000 to spend in just 24 hours I would just eat so much food I would spend a ridiculous amount of money on makeup and I d probably treat my husband to I don t know maybe a McDonalds I should probably pay some bills but I won t Elizabeth Teacher I would spend it on another dog preferably another cockapoo then I would also pay for some more driving lessons and spend the rest on a bike shoes and maybe some new football boots Alex Student I would plan a trip to places like Russia Germany go across Europe and then I d probably hit into Asia and Australia keeping within my budget Then I would have to save like crazy Katrina Barista First I would have another cycle of IVF treatment then with the rest I think I d want to go on a family holiday somewhere really warm and relaxing but with loads to do Lynsey Hairdresser I would spend it on going travelling with my family to see lots of different countries and visit new places Natasha Beauty Therapist I would spend it on a new kitchen for my new extension and a British bulldog for my children Michelle Hairdresser I would divide it 50 50 and give it to both my children to put a deposit on a house so they can leave home Tracy 6th form mentor Book a round the world trip to visit lots of different countries maybe including a cruise and splash out Jamie Coffee Shop Manager I d buy a whole new wardrobe from the most expensive clothes shops and loads of new makeup sparkly eyeshadow palettes brushes and everything Molly Student I think I would go to a local pub in the village and put it behind the bar for everybody to enjoy themselves and have a good day Andy Car Salesman I ve got a little girl who is 4 so I think I would treat her Money is tight at the minute so to have that amount of money I know would put a smile on her face Ashleigh Unemployed I would go to Cuba have a lovely holiday with my family to see some fantastic sights relaxing on the beach and taking part in some exciting activities and tours Ben Teacher
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An Interview with Anastacia By Mackenzie Orrock She s sold millions of records worldwide taken the title for World s BestSelling New Female Pop Artist and been one of only two women to be presented with the Humanitarian Award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards Now internationally acclaimed pop star Anastacia is bringing her Ultimate Collection tour to Europe It s been well over a decade since you released your debut single I m Outta Love how would you say your music has changed over the years I feel like it s still the same I ve stayed in my lane Music has changed but like an artist that has their comfortable shoes I m comfortable in what I do and I still have an audience that likes what I do I m still the same artist If you could give your 18 year old self one piece of advice what would it be I would say don t be so hard on myself I m still trying to be kinder to myself I m a lot kinder now I think as you get older everyone looks back and is like I wasn t that ugly Anastacia comes to Nottingham on Monday 5 June 2017 Visit www trch co uk or call 0115 989 5555 for tickets 11 Your distinctive voice is definitely your trademark but has it ever been an obstacle for you Of course yeah That was probably the hardest part about me getting any kind of job because I didn t look like I sounded It s just something so out of the box that nobody wants to take a chance and then when somebody did it exploded It made up for lost time You ve beat breast cancer twice and have been very open about your battles why is it so important for you to share your story When I was diagnosed and found out the ratio of hereditary cancer to nonhereditary I was more mortified than anything and I was filled with anger for the 70 of us who have it Doctors have to be clinical I don t have to be I can tell people about environmental stress related and food related influences It s about sharing knowledge that women will share with each other and not doctors We do a different kind of dance with each other Your more recent songs are heavily influenced by your journey would you say music played a part in your recovery 100 and I realise that I use a play on words where I call myself Honest Stacia because I ve always been up front and forthright with the way my life is but I don t tell people who it s about or what it s about at the time I m just letting my feelings out Aside from singing you re also a producer dancer and have even had your own fashion line is there anything else you d like to give a go I want to write a book I just like the details and the things people don t know the things you go through as a human being a woman or an artist the ins and outs of how it happened I think people like to know that and I don t mind sharing it because if it could help another person in any way that would be great Which artist artists would you most like to collaborate with in the future I love so many artists Adele 100 I like Tori Kelly she s an amazing artist and a ridiculous singer She s a little bit more Churchy RnB but she s an adorable soul You can only listen to one album for the rest of your life whose is it and which one It would be a mixtape I m just going to keep it real there wouldn t be one album I could listen to I m so influenced by so many different genres I just love passion What can fans expect from your upcoming Nottingham show Will we be seeing the return of your trademark glasses Live live live humour crying hair on the arms standing up it just happens Of course I wear them all the time it s become part of my thing Internationally acclaimed pop star ANASTACIA 10
An Interview with Anastacia By Mackenzie Orrock  She   s sold millions of records worldwide, taken the title for World   s...
An Interview with Anastacia By Mackenzie Orrock She s sold millions of records worldwide taken the title for World s BestSelling New Female Pop Artist and been one of only two women to be presented with the Humanitarian Award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards Now internationally acclaimed pop star Anastacia is bringing her Ultimate Collection tour to Europe It s been well over a decade since you released your debut single I m Outta Love how would you say your music has changed over the years I feel like it s still the same I ve stayed in my lane Music has changed but like an artist that has their comfortable shoes I m comfortable in what I do and I still have an audience that likes what I do I m still the same artist If you could give your 18 year old self one piece of advice what would it be I would say don t be so hard on myself I m still trying to be kinder to myself I m a lot kinder now I think as you get older everyone looks back and is like I wasn t that ugly Anastacia comes to Nottingham on Monday 5 June 2017 Visit www trch co uk or call 0115 989 5555 for tickets 11 Your distinctive voice is definitely your trademark but has it ever been an obstacle for you Of course yeah That was probably the hardest part about me getting any kind of job because I didn t look like I sounded It s just something so out of the box that nobody wants to take a chance and then when somebody did it exploded It made up for lost time You ve beat breast cancer twice and have been very open about your battles why is it so important for you to share your story When I was diagnosed and found out the ratio of hereditary cancer to nonhereditary I was more mortified than anything and I was filled with anger for the 70 of us who have it Doctors have to be clinical I don t have to be I can tell people about environmental stress related and food related influences It s about sharing knowledge that women will share with each other and not doctors We do a different kind of dance with each other Your more recent songs are heavily influenced by your journey would you say music played a part in your recovery 100 and I realise that I use a play on words where I call myself Honest Stacia because I ve always been up front and forthright with the way my life is but I don t tell people who it s about or what it s about at the time I m just letting my feelings out Aside from singing you re also a producer dancer and have even had your own fashion line is there anything else you d like to give a go I want to write a book I just like the details and the things people don t know the things you go through as a human being a woman or an artist the ins and outs of how it happened I think people like to know that and I don t mind sharing it because if it could help another person in any way that would be great Which artist artists would you most like to collaborate with in the future I love so many artists Adele 100 I like Tori Kelly she s an amazing artist and a ridiculous singer She s a little bit more Churchy RnB but she s an adorable soul You can only listen to one album for the rest of your life whose is it and which one It would be a mixtape I m just going to keep it real there wouldn t be one album I could listen to I m so influenced by so many different genres I just love passion What can fans expect from your upcoming Nottingham show Will we be seeing the return of your trademark glasses Live live live humour crying hair on the arms standing up it just happens Of course I wear them all the time it s become part of my thing Internationally acclaimed pop star ANASTACIA 10
An Interview with Anastacia By Mackenzie Orrock  She   s sold millions of records worldwide, taken the title for World   s...
The mixed relay is a great format It s exciting it s short it s fast and it s great to have males and females competing together Notts Aspect caught up with Olympic athletes and brothers Johnny and Alistair Brownlee at the official launch in February Johnny how did you get into the sport Johnny I started doing triathlons when I was 7 years old My mum was a swimmer my dad a runner and my uncle did triathlons so I went from there really I m 26 now so it s been the best part of 20 years Triathlon event to welcome elite stars The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham will feature some of Great Britain s finest sporting talent racing around Victoria Embankment and Trent Bridge on Saturday 2 September An expected crowd of 20 000 spectators and a live BBC television audience will follow the action as up to 20 elite teams including Olympians battle to become the event s inaugural champions Teams will be formed from British Triathlon s high performance centres and major cities seeing world famous elite triathletes compete alongside up and coming talent Teams will comprise two men and two women who each complete the super sprint triathlon involving a 300m swim in the River Trent 7 5km bike ride and 1 5km run before tagging their teammate to take over There will also be Great Britain Under 23 and Junior squads with the potential of international team inclusion The format whilst relatively new to spectators in Great Britain is a well known concept on the international triathlon circuit with British and English national teams having won world and Commonwealth titles The decision to include mixed relay within the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is set to be made later this year The day will feature non stop sporting action with the City of Nottingham Triathlon organised by OSB Events giving beginners the opportunity to get involved in fast paced closed roads racing With two distances to choose from alongside a team relay option one participant per discipline competitors will undertake a pool swim before racing along much of the same course as the elite teams Grandstand tickets are on sale now at www seetickets com Parts of the course will also be free to access British Triathlon and Nottingham City Council are working in partnership to deliver the British Triathlon Mixed Relay up Nottingham What would you say is your proudest achievement My proudest achievement would be my Olympic silver medal in Rio 2016 One of your most iconic moments was The World Triathlon in Mexico Talk us through what happened In Mexico I had the chance to become a world champion capping off a great year and with about 200m to go my body kind of gave up Alistair came round and helped me get over the line I can t remember a lot of it that s the strange thing To get more recognition from what I consider to be losing is very strange Alistair which of the sports is your favourite Running it s the easiest to do just grab your trainers and get out the door What advice would you both give to anyone starting out in triathlons Johnny My advice is definitely do it I think triathlon is a great sport Alistair I would enter a race so you ve got a goal and join a local club or find a set of friends to train with who can motivate you What do you think the triathlon event will bring to Nottingham Johhny The mixed relay is a great format It s exciting it s short it s fast and it s great to have males and females competing together Hopefully it ll be another great sporting occasion for the city Alistair For the athletes it will be an exciting race and for the people of Nottingham it ll be a really great sporting event
   The mixed relay is a great format. It   s exciting, it   s short, it   s fast and it   s great to have males and female...
The mixed relay is a great format It s exciting it s short it s fast and it s great to have males and females competing together Notts Aspect caught up with Olympic athletes and brothers Johnny and Alistair Brownlee at the official launch in February Johnny how did you get into the sport Johnny I started doing triathlons when I was 7 years old My mum was a swimmer my dad a runner and my uncle did triathlons so I went from there really I m 26 now so it s been the best part of 20 years Triathlon event to welcome elite stars The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham will feature some of Great Britain s finest sporting talent racing around Victoria Embankment and Trent Bridge on Saturday 2 September An expected crowd of 20 000 spectators and a live BBC television audience will follow the action as up to 20 elite teams including Olympians battle to become the event s inaugural champions Teams will be formed from British Triathlon s high performance centres and major cities seeing world famous elite triathletes compete alongside up and coming talent Teams will comprise two men and two women who each complete the super sprint triathlon involving a 300m swim in the River Trent 7 5km bike ride and 1 5km run before tagging their teammate to take over There will also be Great Britain Under 23 and Junior squads with the potential of international team inclusion The format whilst relatively new to spectators in Great Britain is a well known concept on the international triathlon circuit with British and English national teams having won world and Commonwealth titles The decision to include mixed relay within the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is set to be made later this year The day will feature non stop sporting action with the City of Nottingham Triathlon organised by OSB Events giving beginners the opportunity to get involved in fast paced closed roads racing With two distances to choose from alongside a team relay option one participant per discipline competitors will undertake a pool swim before racing along much of the same course as the elite teams Grandstand tickets are on sale now at www seetickets com Parts of the course will also be free to access British Triathlon and Nottingham City Council are working in partnership to deliver the British Triathlon Mixed Relay up Nottingham What would you say is your proudest achievement My proudest achievement would be my Olympic silver medal in Rio 2016 One of your most iconic moments was The World Triathlon in Mexico Talk us through what happened In Mexico I had the chance to become a world champion capping off a great year and with about 200m to go my body kind of gave up Alistair came round and helped me get over the line I can t remember a lot of it that s the strange thing To get more recognition from what I consider to be losing is very strange Alistair which of the sports is your favourite Running it s the easiest to do just grab your trainers and get out the door What advice would you both give to anyone starting out in triathlons Johnny My advice is definitely do it I think triathlon is a great sport Alistair I would enter a race so you ve got a goal and join a local club or find a set of friends to train with who can motivate you What do you think the triathlon event will bring to Nottingham Johhny The mixed relay is a great format It s exciting it s short it s fast and it s great to have males and females competing together Hopefully it ll be another great sporting occasion for the city Alistair For the athletes it will be an exciting race and for the people of Nottingham it ll be a really great sporting event
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What s on in Notts WHAT S ON 14 By Maddie Storey Saving for a rainy day Pinocchio Nottingham Playhouse Tuesday 9th May Dance Jasmin Vardimon company presents a unique adaptation of a classic fairy tale through elegant dance Ben and Holly s Little Kingdom 15 An audience with Ian Rhythm of the dance White and Natalie Lowe Newark Palace Theatre Meet and greet Mansfield Palace Theatre 1st June Ballroom dancing Join professional ballroom stars Ian White and Natalie Lowe for a night of classical music and breath taking dances with an optional meet and greet after the show 2nd July Dance This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment featuring world champion dancers a traditional Irish band and the handsome Young Irish Tenors an array of the most talented gifted cast who keep audiences wowed all over the world Be sure to share the experience when it comes to Newark Palace Theatre Mansfield Palace Theatre 10th 11th May Children s theatre As a treat for the kids from the makers of Peppa pig this BAFTA winning children s TV animation comes to life on stage Join fairy princess Holly and her best friend Ben elf on their adventures through the kingdom There are simple ways to save bits and bobs here and there to amount to a whole load of cash Out of this world Nottingham Playhouse Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May Drama Acclaimed writer Mark Murphy presents an action packed drama which defies any genre a must see production for any drama lover Ultimate Bowie 2017 F or those occasional days where we find ourselves trapped indoors by the dreary British drizzle we need something more exciting to do than lounging around in front of the telly Besides the obvious rainy day activities which include staying in your pyjamas and consuming the kitchen cupboards we want to feel like there are more productive things to do with our time don t we It s so easy to entertain yourself outside your four walls but still under a roof or even an umbrella but the most annoying problem is where to find the spare cash to fund your rainy day adventures Saving can be an incredibly difficult concept especially when there are so many things we want and more often need to spend our money on but have no fear there are simple ways to save bits and bobs here and there to amount to a whole load of cash The trick is to start small put away insignificant amounts of cash that you won t notice are gone from 20 to 100 you can do this either daily weekly or monthly but make sure it is in a place that you won t be tempted to dabble into If it helps to physically withdraw the money and stash it in your sock draw that can sometimes be best as long as you remember which sock you put it in There are loads of ways in which you can save from small and simple ideas such as cutting out your daily coffee just to be able to save that extra couple of pounds or getting up earlier to make yourself lunch to save nipping to the shop on your break Loose change is an excellent way to save money fast We are all victims to the temptation of dipping into our piggy banks for bus fare or vending machine money but never fear this is easily sorted Get yourself an inaccessible jar to pop your money into Whether it is for a new car a holiday or just some nice jeans you saw last week a sealed money box ensures that you can t pinch any spare change making it that much more satisfying when you break it once full honest With the new plastic 5 notes money seems to be more indestructible than ever but not easier to keep hold of For a different idea try putting away every 5 note that you receive for a month or even a year maybe instead of using them for the fish and chip shop or a parking meter and see how quickly your savings increase There are opportunities to save money everywhere you go and everyone has their own limit Whilst for some people it seems a doddle to skip their morning caffeine for others it may just be a case of ditching your 30p extra espresso shot The truth is there is no secret to saving and there s no set way to do it different things work for different people but however you do it the reward is the same Newark Palace Theatre Friday 19th May Music Ed Blaney makes tribute to the 40 remarkable years of Bowie with both his amazing vocals and his uncanny physical resemblance His ability to command the attention of the whole audience is both moving and unmissable West side story Theatre Royal Tuesday 30th May Saturday 3rd June Musical theatre The Carlton Operatic society present an award winning production of brilliant singing dancing and acting in arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Musical Theatre International of New York The Addam s Family Theatre Royal Tuesday 27th June Saturday 1st July Musical theatre A phenomenal musical and comedic adaptation of the famous tale complete with a live orchestra the UK premiere by the multi award winning writers of Jersey Boys one for all the family Rhinestone Cowboy Mansfield Palace Theatre 22nd June Country and Western music The Mark Lundquist management bring you the best ever country and western tracks from the most famous of country stars performed live on stage including Glen Campbell s greatest hits Newark Palace Theatre www palacenewarktickets com 01636 655755 Theatre Royal Nottingham www trch co uk 0115 989 5555 Mansfield Palace Theatre www mansfieldpalace co uk 01623 633133 Nottingham Playhouse www nottinghamplayhouse co uk 0115 941 9419
What   s on in Notts    WHAT   S ON  14 By Maddie Storey  Saving for a rainy day  Pinocchio  Nottingham Playhouse Tuesday ...
What s on in Notts WHAT S ON 14 By Maddie Storey Saving for a rainy day Pinocchio Nottingham Playhouse Tuesday 9th May Dance Jasmin Vardimon company presents a unique adaptation of a classic fairy tale through elegant dance Ben and Holly s Little Kingdom 15 An audience with Ian Rhythm of the dance White and Natalie Lowe Newark Palace Theatre Meet and greet Mansfield Palace Theatre 1st June Ballroom dancing Join professional ballroom stars Ian White and Natalie Lowe for a night of classical music and breath taking dances with an optional meet and greet after the show 2nd July Dance This incredible live show creates a new era in Irish entertainment featuring world champion dancers a traditional Irish band and the handsome Young Irish Tenors an array of the most talented gifted cast who keep audiences wowed all over the world Be sure to share the experience when it comes to Newark Palace Theatre Mansfield Palace Theatre 10th 11th May Children s theatre As a treat for the kids from the makers of Peppa pig this BAFTA winning children s TV animation comes to life on stage Join fairy princess Holly and her best friend Ben elf on their adventures through the kingdom There are simple ways to save bits and bobs here and there to amount to a whole load of cash Out of this world Nottingham Playhouse Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May Drama Acclaimed writer Mark Murphy presents an action packed drama which defies any genre a must see production for any drama lover Ultimate Bowie 2017 F or those occasional days where we find ourselves trapped indoors by the dreary British drizzle we need something more exciting to do than lounging around in front of the telly Besides the obvious rainy day activities which include staying in your pyjamas and consuming the kitchen cupboards we want to feel like there are more productive things to do with our time don t we It s so easy to entertain yourself outside your four walls but still under a roof or even an umbrella but the most annoying problem is where to find the spare cash to fund your rainy day adventures Saving can be an incredibly difficult concept especially when there are so many things we want and more often need to spend our money on but have no fear there are simple ways to save bits and bobs here and there to amount to a whole load of cash The trick is to start small put away insignificant amounts of cash that you won t notice are gone from 20 to 100 you can do this either daily weekly or monthly but make sure it is in a place that you won t be tempted to dabble into If it helps to physically withdraw the money and stash it in your sock draw that can sometimes be best as long as you remember which sock you put it in There are loads of ways in which you can save from small and simple ideas such as cutting out your daily coffee just to be able to save that extra couple of pounds or getting up earlier to make yourself lunch to save nipping to the shop on your break Loose change is an excellent way to save money fast We are all victims to the temptation of dipping into our piggy banks for bus fare or vending machine money but never fear this is easily sorted Get yourself an inaccessible jar to pop your money into Whether it is for a new car a holiday or just some nice jeans you saw last week a sealed money box ensures that you can t pinch any spare change making it that much more satisfying when you break it once full honest With the new plastic 5 notes money seems to be more indestructible than ever but not easier to keep hold of For a different idea try putting away every 5 note that you receive for a month or even a year maybe instead of using them for the fish and chip shop or a parking meter and see how quickly your savings increase There are opportunities to save money everywhere you go and everyone has their own limit Whilst for some people it seems a doddle to skip their morning caffeine for others it may just be a case of ditching your 30p extra espresso shot The truth is there is no secret to saving and there s no set way to do it different things work for different people but however you do it the reward is the same Newark Palace Theatre Friday 19th May Music Ed Blaney makes tribute to the 40 remarkable years of Bowie with both his amazing vocals and his uncanny physical resemblance His ability to command the attention of the whole audience is both moving and unmissable West side story Theatre Royal Tuesday 30th May Saturday 3rd June Musical theatre The Carlton Operatic society present an award winning production of brilliant singing dancing and acting in arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Musical Theatre International of New York The Addam s Family Theatre Royal Tuesday 27th June Saturday 1st July Musical theatre A phenomenal musical and comedic adaptation of the famous tale complete with a live orchestra the UK premiere by the multi award winning writers of Jersey Boys one for all the family Rhinestone Cowboy Mansfield Palace Theatre 22nd June Country and Western music The Mark Lundquist management bring you the best ever country and western tracks from the most famous of country stars performed live on stage including Glen Campbell s greatest hits Newark Palace Theatre www palacenewarktickets com 01636 655755 Theatre Royal Nottingham www trch co uk 0115 989 5555 Mansfield Palace Theatre www mansfieldpalace co uk 01623 633133 Nottingham Playhouse www nottinghamplayhouse co uk 0115 941 9419
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18 The Road to Recovery David had always enjoyed the occasional beer however as his drinking steadily worsened during a difficult few years it all took its toll on his health After a stay in hospital he found himself supported by Nottinghamshire Healthcare s Alcohol Related Long Term Conditions Team and is now firmly on the road to recovery Over a year on David now 45 is sharing his story to encourage others who are struggling with alcohol to access the help that is available work and was eventually dismissed Losing my job Losing my job hit me very hard I drank wine every waking hour of the day and night I never ate My partner and I split up At my worst I d drink at least six bottles of wine a day I didn t attend many family gatherings and if I did I was drunk and not My brother and sister were very supportive but neither of them knew what to do for the best They called organisations for help even tried to get me sectioned but were told nothing could be done until I was prepared to help myself They were also caring for my ill grandmother at the time who later died We had been very close but I didn t visit her whilst she was ill I was just too drunk It s something I still have to deal with to this day David s story Starting my recovery Up until my early twenties I had a normal relationship with alcohol drinks in the local pub clubbing in the City Centre holidays with the lads I married at 23 and my wife and I would go to the pub on Friday nights However six months after getting married my mother in law died It was the first time I d used alcohol as a coping mechanism My wife and I drank a bottle of wine a night mixed with the odd bottle of sherry Two years later after many alcoholfuelled arguments we divorced Coming out In my late twenties I came out as a gay man It was something I had supressed all my life I met my first long term gay partner and we moved in together We partied hard drank a lot and took recreational drugs In 2003 my mum died after a long illness with cancer My dad died two years later suddenly due to a heart attack I also split from my partner around the same time I hit the weekend scene big time drinking a lot and taking drugs I started drinking heavily during the week too A couple of years later I met my second gay partner and we moved in together We were very happy He also enjoyed a drink We d meet in town after work for a couple and then go home with a bottle of wine Weekend drinking got earlier too In the end we d get up have a cup of tea and be opening our first bottle of wine by 9 00am We still did all the usual weekend chores such as shopping and cleaning but by now the drinking was out of control In 2011 I had a heart attack Back at home after having a stent fitted the first thing I did was open a bottle of wine Over the following year I triggered sickness levels at very nice to be around I didn t bathe shave or clean my teeth I was disgusting All I wanted to know was where the next bottle of wine was coming from Family and friends tried to help When I first rented my house a friend stayed with me for three months but in her words she found it difficult to live with someone who was slowly killing themselves By the end of February last year my stomach was very swollen My sister insisted I visit my GP and I was admitted to hospital Whilst in hospital I was put on a detox programme That s when my recovery began I was very frightened I had dreadful dreams I was completely paranoid I thought the nurses were trying to kill me On reflection all the hospital staff were brilliant They saved my life Five weeks later I was discharged And for one of the first times I was glad to be alive Following his discharge from hospital David was referred to the Trust s Alcohol Related Long Term Conditions LTC Team The team work with patients with a history of alcohol dependence and a related long term condition such as liver cirrhosis or liver failure They coordinate a care plan to help reduce the need for unplanned emergency care and hospital admission I cannot big up the service enough I believe everyone in a similar set of circumstances to me should be offered help from them Looking ahead I ve had the odd wobble but I ve learnt different coping mechanisms My life is amazing I am learning a lot about myself some good some not so I have a calendar and tick off every day that I ve been sober Earlier this year I also lost two of my friends to liver cirrhosis so I m doing this for them One Product Five Ways By Mackenzie Orrock 19 M ason Jars have been around since the 1800s but they re still just as handy today as they were back then Here are five ideas to make the most of yours Drink Tea Light Holder Pierce a hole for a straw in the top or simply use it without the lid for a quirky way to drink your three litres a day Light some tea lights inside your mason jar on a cold cosy evening and watch the glass reflect around the room Vase Ornament Tea Coffee Sugar Equally as beautiful with a single stem or a small bunch mason jars are a unique way to show off your favourite flowers Add some rope or ribbon to the thread of the jar for a finishing touch Practical and easy on the eye Make a window display out of a selection of jars You can paint them to match your colour scheme or even get crafty adding materials like lace They were after all designed for their practicality Line them up on your counter for a contemporary twist on your average coffee canister Cheers To Children s Futures Up to 70 Nottinghamshire school children will benefit from an event held by the Galleries of Justice Museum The Museum s Unique Connections business networking wine tasting event sponsored by Simple Marketing Consultancy was a huge success raising over 1000 The money raised will go to Help a Nottinghamshire Child the museum s charitable fund raising appeal which helps young people stay away from crime and out of prison by gaining a practical understanding of the law justice system and its history so they can be inspired by their rights and responsibilities to play an active role in society Hourlier Wines who supplied the wine for the event also donated a percentage of their sales on the evening to the appeal Nicola Burley the Executive Director at the Galleries of Justice Museum said The wine tasting was a sell out again and we re thrilled by the amount raised for Help a Nottinghamshire Child We re very grateful to Simple Marketing who sponsored the event and to everyone who supported us in raising this money It s tremendously fulfilling to see how the money raised helps educate young people from all over Nottinghamshire The event which was attended by 60 local business people was sponsored by Simple Marketing a Nottingham based business which advises family and owner managed businesses and professional services firms how to get the best return on their marketing budget Bev Cook Managing Director of Simple Marketing Consultancy said It was a pleasure to sponsor this event Any initiative aimed at steering our young people away from a life of crime by opening their eyes to more rewarding career alternatives is definitely worth supporting and I am delighted to hear how much was raised The wine tasting was part of the Galleries of Justice Museums Unique Connections Business Networking events The next event will be a 1960s themed evening with headline sponsors Hallam Internet and Russell Scanlan held at the Park Plaza Hotel Tickets for the event can be purchased on the museum s website www galleriesofjustice org uk and money raised will go towards the museum s Help a Nottinghamshire Child Appeal
18  The Road to Recovery  David had always enjoyed the occasional beer however, as his drinking steadily worsened during a...
18 The Road to Recovery David had always enjoyed the occasional beer however as his drinking steadily worsened during a difficult few years it all took its toll on his health After a stay in hospital he found himself supported by Nottinghamshire Healthcare s Alcohol Related Long Term Conditions Team and is now firmly on the road to recovery Over a year on David now 45 is sharing his story to encourage others who are struggling with alcohol to access the help that is available work and was eventually dismissed Losing my job Losing my job hit me very hard I drank wine every waking hour of the day and night I never ate My partner and I split up At my worst I d drink at least six bottles of wine a day I didn t attend many family gatherings and if I did I was drunk and not My brother and sister were very supportive but neither of them knew what to do for the best They called organisations for help even tried to get me sectioned but were told nothing could be done until I was prepared to help myself They were also caring for my ill grandmother at the time who later died We had been very close but I didn t visit her whilst she was ill I was just too drunk It s something I still have to deal with to this day David s story Starting my recovery Up until my early twenties I had a normal relationship with alcohol drinks in the local pub clubbing in the City Centre holidays with the lads I married at 23 and my wife and I would go to the pub on Friday nights However six months after getting married my mother in law died It was the first time I d used alcohol as a coping mechanism My wife and I drank a bottle of wine a night mixed with the odd bottle of sherry Two years later after many alcoholfuelled arguments we divorced Coming out In my late twenties I came out as a gay man It was something I had supressed all my life I met my first long term gay partner and we moved in together We partied hard drank a lot and took recreational drugs In 2003 my mum died after a long illness with cancer My dad died two years later suddenly due to a heart attack I also split from my partner around the same time I hit the weekend scene big time drinking a lot and taking drugs I started drinking heavily during the week too A couple of years later I met my second gay partner and we moved in together We were very happy He also enjoyed a drink We d meet in town after work for a couple and then go home with a bottle of wine Weekend drinking got earlier too In the end we d get up have a cup of tea and be opening our first bottle of wine by 9 00am We still did all the usual weekend chores such as shopping and cleaning but by now the drinking was out of control In 2011 I had a heart attack Back at home after having a stent fitted the first thing I did was open a bottle of wine Over the following year I triggered sickness levels at very nice to be around I didn t bathe shave or clean my teeth I was disgusting All I wanted to know was where the next bottle of wine was coming from Family and friends tried to help When I first rented my house a friend stayed with me for three months but in her words she found it difficult to live with someone who was slowly killing themselves By the end of February last year my stomach was very swollen My sister insisted I visit my GP and I was admitted to hospital Whilst in hospital I was put on a detox programme That s when my recovery began I was very frightened I had dreadful dreams I was completely paranoid I thought the nurses were trying to kill me On reflection all the hospital staff were brilliant They saved my life Five weeks later I was discharged And for one of the first times I was glad to be alive Following his discharge from hospital David was referred to the Trust s Alcohol Related Long Term Conditions LTC Team The team work with patients with a history of alcohol dependence and a related long term condition such as liver cirrhosis or liver failure They coordinate a care plan to help reduce the need for unplanned emergency care and hospital admission I cannot big up the service enough I believe everyone in a similar set of circumstances to me should be offered help from them Looking ahead I ve had the odd wobble but I ve learnt different coping mechanisms My life is amazing I am learning a lot about myself some good some not so I have a calendar and tick off every day that I ve been sober Earlier this year I also lost two of my friends to liver cirrhosis so I m doing this for them One Product Five Ways By Mackenzie Orrock 19 M ason Jars have been around since the 1800s but they re still just as handy today as they were back then Here are five ideas to make the most of yours Drink Tea Light Holder Pierce a hole for a straw in the top or simply use it without the lid for a quirky way to drink your three litres a day Light some tea lights inside your mason jar on a cold cosy evening and watch the glass reflect around the room Vase Ornament Tea Coffee Sugar Equally as beautiful with a single stem or a small bunch mason jars are a unique way to show off your favourite flowers Add some rope or ribbon to the thread of the jar for a finishing touch Practical and easy on the eye Make a window display out of a selection of jars You can paint them to match your colour scheme or even get crafty adding materials like lace They were after all designed for their practicality Line them up on your counter for a contemporary twist on your average coffee canister Cheers To Children s Futures Up to 70 Nottinghamshire school children will benefit from an event held by the Galleries of Justice Museum The Museum s Unique Connections business networking wine tasting event sponsored by Simple Marketing Consultancy was a huge success raising over 1000 The money raised will go to Help a Nottinghamshire Child the museum s charitable fund raising appeal which helps young people stay away from crime and out of prison by gaining a practical understanding of the law justice system and its history so they can be inspired by their rights and responsibilities to play an active role in society Hourlier Wines who supplied the wine for the event also donated a percentage of their sales on the evening to the appeal Nicola Burley the Executive Director at the Galleries of Justice Museum said The wine tasting was a sell out again and we re thrilled by the amount raised for Help a Nottinghamshire Child We re very grateful to Simple Marketing who sponsored the event and to everyone who supported us in raising this money It s tremendously fulfilling to see how the money raised helps educate young people from all over Nottinghamshire The event which was attended by 60 local business people was sponsored by Simple Marketing a Nottingham based business which advises family and owner managed businesses and professional services firms how to get the best return on their marketing budget Bev Cook Managing Director of Simple Marketing Consultancy said It was a pleasure to sponsor this event Any initiative aimed at steering our young people away from a life of crime by opening their eyes to more rewarding career alternatives is definitely worth supporting and I am delighted to hear how much was raised The wine tasting was part of the Galleries of Justice Museums Unique Connections Business Networking events The next event will be a 1960s themed evening with headline sponsors Hallam Internet and Russell Scanlan held at the Park Plaza Hotel Tickets for the event can be purchased on the museum s website www galleriesofjustice org uk and money raised will go towards the museum s Help a Nottinghamshire Child Appeal
18  The Road to Recovery  David had always enjoyed the occasional beer however, as his drinking steadily worsened during a...
20 POSTCARD NOSTALGIA POSTCARD NOSTALGIA Reflections of Nottinghamshire villages 21 www postcardcollecting co uk The Stapleford photographer Marrin published this charming Edwardian scene of Church Street Bramcote on a postcard sent from Beeston to Sherborne in June 1907 A selection of locals have been roped in for this postcard view Clumber series no 89 of Kinoulton 1901 population 263 The card was posted from Melton Mowbray to Doncaster in August 1917 The Council School at Upper Broughton in the early 1920s with a group of children providing perspective A postcard published by Spree no 734 Nottingham Road Cropwell Bishop on a postcard published in the Clumber series by Albert Hindley who had a shop on Clumber Street for many years The series ran to over 450 cards covering Nottingham City and villages They make up a wonderful portfolio of images of the area at the start of the 20th century Hindley meticulously numbered his cards this being 236 Cropwell Butler s Peace Day celebrations on 16th August 1919 were recorded by Radcliffe on Trent photographer Harold Taylor Note that virtually everyone is wearing a hat or cap Harby c 1912 with a motor car the centre of attention No photographer is credited on the postcard Colston Bassett Church on a postcard by Towne from Kinoulton 302 people lived in the village at the time of the 1901 census A sleepy West Leake in the 1920s 112 people were resident there at the start of the 20th century Plumtree crossroads in the 1920s with the Griffin inn currently awaiting redevelopment on the left and the Post Office now a private house on the right The motor car in the picture almost certainly belongs to John Henry Spree the photographer and publisher of the card Like Hindley he numbered his postcards carefully this is 784 and was prolific in the same area as Hindley a decade and a half later This view of Bunny has changed since this postcard was published in the mid 1930s There is still a garage in the village but on the opposite side of the road and this site is now exclusively housing An interesting selection of period vehicles is evident and three local children have been roped in to add interest in the foreground An attractive study of Hickling s main street on a postcard published by Towne The delivery cart provides extra interest The approach to Keyworth up Bunny Lane presents a radically different aspect today with Manor Farm on the right having been replaced by shops and a health centre This is another Clumber postcard no 334 and was posted from the village population at the time 789 in February 1908 Many early 20th century postcards are frankly boring in their lack of animation obviously students of architecture would disagree with this 1920s example from East Leake a good example The contrast with the Cotgrave and Kinoulton cards is striking This Cotgrave scene has changed little since Hindley published Clumber postcard no 442 He has organised over 30 people to be players in his picture with a couple and their new born baby the stars in the centre With some effort it should be possible to identify all of them by name The card was posted to Sheffield in June 1911 East Bridgford in Edwardian times with the village Post Office on the right and a selection of villagers posing for the camera as was often the case in old postcard photographs Its population at the time was 756 At one time East Bridgford was the first crossing point over the River Trent after West Bridgford
20  POSTCARD NOSTALGIA  POSTCARD NOSTALGIA  Reflections of Nottinghamshire villages  21  www.postcardcollecting.co.uk  The...
20 POSTCARD NOSTALGIA POSTCARD NOSTALGIA Reflections of Nottinghamshire villages 21 www postcardcollecting co uk The Stapleford photographer Marrin published this charming Edwardian scene of Church Street Bramcote on a postcard sent from Beeston to Sherborne in June 1907 A selection of locals have been roped in for this postcard view Clumber series no 89 of Kinoulton 1901 population 263 The card was posted from Melton Mowbray to Doncaster in August 1917 The Council School at Upper Broughton in the early 1920s with a group of children providing perspective A postcard published by Spree no 734 Nottingham Road Cropwell Bishop on a postcard published in the Clumber series by Albert Hindley who had a shop on Clumber Street for many years The series ran to over 450 cards covering Nottingham City and villages They make up a wonderful portfolio of images of the area at the start of the 20th century Hindley meticulously numbered his cards this being 236 Cropwell Butler s Peace Day celebrations on 16th August 1919 were recorded by Radcliffe on Trent photographer Harold Taylor Note that virtually everyone is wearing a hat or cap Harby c 1912 with a motor car the centre of attention No photographer is credited on the postcard Colston Bassett Church on a postcard by Towne from Kinoulton 302 people lived in the village at the time of the 1901 census A sleepy West Leake in the 1920s 112 people were resident there at the start of the 20th century Plumtree crossroads in the 1920s with the Griffin inn currently awaiting redevelopment on the left and the Post Office now a private house on the right The motor car in the picture almost certainly belongs to John Henry Spree the photographer and publisher of the card Like Hindley he numbered his postcards carefully this is 784 and was prolific in the same area as Hindley a decade and a half later This view of Bunny has changed since this postcard was published in the mid 1930s There is still a garage in the village but on the opposite side of the road and this site is now exclusively housing An interesting selection of period vehicles is evident and three local children have been roped in to add interest in the foreground An attractive study of Hickling s main street on a postcard published by Towne The delivery cart provides extra interest The approach to Keyworth up Bunny Lane presents a radically different aspect today with Manor Farm on the right having been replaced by shops and a health centre This is another Clumber postcard no 334 and was posted from the village population at the time 789 in February 1908 Many early 20th century postcards are frankly boring in their lack of animation obviously students of architecture would disagree with this 1920s example from East Leake a good example The contrast with the Cotgrave and Kinoulton cards is striking This Cotgrave scene has changed little since Hindley published Clumber postcard no 442 He has organised over 30 people to be players in his picture with a couple and their new born baby the stars in the centre With some effort it should be possible to identify all of them by name The card was posted to Sheffield in June 1911 East Bridgford in Edwardian times with the village Post Office on the right and a selection of villagers posing for the camera as was often the case in old postcard photographs Its population at the time was 756 At one time East Bridgford was the first crossing point over the River Trent after West Bridgford
20  POSTCARD NOSTALGIA  POSTCARD NOSTALGIA  Reflections of Nottinghamshire villages  21  www.postcardcollecting.co.uk  The...
STYLE FASHION What is Balayage Style Fashion Balayage the hottest hair trend for Spring Summer 2017 is a French word meaning to paint or sweep This free hand colour technique which is on every runway and red carpet is the now the most requested look in salons today and it s not hard to see why The technique using a paddle board and brush provides the kind of effortless colour you would expect to receive after a summer spent at the beach Balayage is tailored to you by your colourist taking into account face shape and skin tone to enhance your features and can either be a subtle change or part of a whole new look Balayage is not just for blondes Brunettes red heads and even black hair can benefit from the added dimension Think swirls of caramel and cinnamon Unlike foils and other colouring techniques the colour melts seamlessly from root to tip leaving no harsh lines or regrowth marks leaving a subtle grow out with little or no maintenance KEVIN MURPHY the Australian hair care brand based on the principals of skin care have just released FREESTYLE LIGHTENER a new formula of especially modern Balayage techniques Stephanie at Salon 29 in Bingham says The reason I love the FREESTYLE LIGHTENER is because it gives me creative control to achieve beautiful bespoke Balayage with up to seven shades lift revealing natural tones My clients love it because the Kaolin in the clay helps strengthen and improve elasticity so the hair not only looks beautiful but feels healthy and strong Photo courtesy of Mint Velvet 22
STYLE   FASHION  What is Balayage   Style   Fashion  Balayage, the hottest hair trend for Spring Summer 2017, is a French ...
STYLE FASHION What is Balayage Style Fashion Balayage the hottest hair trend for Spring Summer 2017 is a French word meaning to paint or sweep This free hand colour technique which is on every runway and red carpet is the now the most requested look in salons today and it s not hard to see why The technique using a paddle board and brush provides the kind of effortless colour you would expect to receive after a summer spent at the beach Balayage is tailored to you by your colourist taking into account face shape and skin tone to enhance your features and can either be a subtle change or part of a whole new look Balayage is not just for blondes Brunettes red heads and even black hair can benefit from the added dimension Think swirls of caramel and cinnamon Unlike foils and other colouring techniques the colour melts seamlessly from root to tip leaving no harsh lines or regrowth marks leaving a subtle grow out with little or no maintenance KEVIN MURPHY the Australian hair care brand based on the principals of skin care have just released FREESTYLE LIGHTENER a new formula of especially modern Balayage techniques Stephanie at Salon 29 in Bingham says The reason I love the FREESTYLE LIGHTENER is because it gives me creative control to achieve beautiful bespoke Balayage with up to seven shades lift revealing natural tones My clients love it because the Kaolin in the clay helps strengthen and improve elasticity so the hair not only looks beautiful but feels healthy and strong Photo courtesy of Mint Velvet 22
STYLE   FASHION  What is Balayage   Style   Fashion  Balayage, the hottest hair trend for Spring Summer 2017, is a French ...
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Family Fashion  WOMEN  MEN  Keep the whole family looking their best this Spring Summer with Matalan  Neoprene Detail Tenn...
Family Fashion WOMEN MEN Keep the whole family looking their best this Spring Summer with Matalan Neoprene Detail Tennis Shoe KIDS From 18 Stone Embellished Block Heel From 20 Slip On Canvas Shoe From 5 Bardot Shirred Dress From 12 Denim Short From 8 Pique Stripe Tee From 4 Cropped White Flares From 18 Long Sleeve Gingham Bardot From 14 Morley Grey Denim Jeans From 25 Utility Pocket Tee From 9
Family Fashion  WOMEN  MEN  Keep the whole family looking their best this Spring Summer with Matalan  Neoprene Detail Tenn...
26 STYLE FASHION Time to reinvent your wardrobe STYLE FASHION Start your journey into style Put a Spring in Your Step From classic stilettos to practical sandals Dune s new collection has footwear covered Cleo Lacey can trace the moment she first fell in love with fashion back to a shopping trip for her first designer handbag on her sixteenth birthday Now she runs her own personal styling and shopping service helping real men and women to take control of their wardrobe and discover the joy of feeling great in their own skin I meet so many women who often tell me they are quite simply stuck in a style rut Seeking professional help and asking for advice on how to dress is not over indulgent it is practical time saving and in the long run prevents a lot of expensive mistakes I don t cut my own hair or resolve my own legal issues I ask for help I m going to share with you my three easy steps to achieving your perfect wardrobe so you can try it for yourself at home 1 Assess look at the garments that are currently in your wardrobe and separate them into different types of clothing season and lifestyle Assess each individual garment whether it be classic stylish tired in need of repair laundering or alteration Make sure every item fits you well you may rediscover items that you have never worn before or even knew existed out of sight out of mind Ask yourself when was the last time you wore it What have you got to go with it Does it still fit you Does it still suit you 2 Dejunk this can be the painful part getting rid of those items that no longer fit you suit you or are simply too tired and dated These items can be given to charity shops your friends sold or taken to the seamstress or dry cleaners 3 Renew once you have organised your wardrobe try to mix and match items to create various different outfits for different occasions If you struggle to do this it may mean that you need to update your wardrobe slightly simply by buying items that complete whole outfits Try adding accessories to create different looks or by attaining alterations and laundering Write yourself a shopping list of the items you are missing and stick to it If you wish to present yourself in a new way this season you need a well managed wardrobe Remember we all need help because looking good doesn t just happen and it s the stylish ones that ask for it You know where to find me 27 Malie 75 00 Block heels are every clumsy girl s god send This sturdy sandal is ideal for a few extra inches and a pop of colour Cleo Lacey is a Nottingham based independent Personal Shopper and Image Consultant offering tailored services throughout the East Midlands and the UK Her specialised and bespoke personal services include image advice enhancement image makeover personal styling wardrobe consultation makeover and management and personal shopping Her passion for fashion and all things stylish is second to none creating a unique and exclusive blend of high street and high end fashion Your Fairy Clothes Mother x Handsel Ginn Athena 65 00 75 00 80 00 This nude pump makes the ballerina shoe wearable and adds a feminine edge to a simple flat Make the most of the ankle tie detail with a skirt or summer dress The cork wedge gives this espadrille a more toned down casual feel Pair with washed jeans and a simple white tee for an effortless daytime look The pastel blue shade makes these heels the perfect Spring Summer statement and the scalloped edge is a fun addition to this otherwise classic shoe Nardia Como 65 00 75 00 This versatile sandal can be dressed up with a floaty maxi dress but works just as well for a touch of glamour with some shorts and a vest Leopard print works all year round and this sling back ankle is all the pattern you ll need to spice up a plain outfit Want to get some seasonal inspiration in your life check out our latest trends DUNE 45 47 BRIDLESMITH GATE Nottingham NG1 2GN
26  STYLE   FASHION  Time to reinvent your wardrobe...  STYLE   FASHION  Start your journey into style  Put a Spring in Yo...
26 STYLE FASHION Time to reinvent your wardrobe STYLE FASHION Start your journey into style Put a Spring in Your Step From classic stilettos to practical sandals Dune s new collection has footwear covered Cleo Lacey can trace the moment she first fell in love with fashion back to a shopping trip for her first designer handbag on her sixteenth birthday Now she runs her own personal styling and shopping service helping real men and women to take control of their wardrobe and discover the joy of feeling great in their own skin I meet so many women who often tell me they are quite simply stuck in a style rut Seeking professional help and asking for advice on how to dress is not over indulgent it is practical time saving and in the long run prevents a lot of expensive mistakes I don t cut my own hair or resolve my own legal issues I ask for help I m going to share with you my three easy steps to achieving your perfect wardrobe so you can try it for yourself at home 1 Assess look at the garments that are currently in your wardrobe and separate them into different types of clothing season and lifestyle Assess each individual garment whether it be classic stylish tired in need of repair laundering or alteration Make sure every item fits you well you may rediscover items that you have never worn before or even knew existed out of sight out of mind Ask yourself when was the last time you wore it What have you got to go with it Does it still fit you Does it still suit you 2 Dejunk this can be the painful part getting rid of those items that no longer fit you suit you or are simply too tired and dated These items can be given to charity shops your friends sold or taken to the seamstress or dry cleaners 3 Renew once you have organised your wardrobe try to mix and match items to create various different outfits for different occasions If you struggle to do this it may mean that you need to update your wardrobe slightly simply by buying items that complete whole outfits Try adding accessories to create different looks or by attaining alterations and laundering Write yourself a shopping list of the items you are missing and stick to it If you wish to present yourself in a new way this season you need a well managed wardrobe Remember we all need help because looking good doesn t just happen and it s the stylish ones that ask for it You know where to find me 27 Malie 75 00 Block heels are every clumsy girl s god send This sturdy sandal is ideal for a few extra inches and a pop of colour Cleo Lacey is a Nottingham based independent Personal Shopper and Image Consultant offering tailored services throughout the East Midlands and the UK Her specialised and bespoke personal services include image advice enhancement image makeover personal styling wardrobe consultation makeover and management and personal shopping Her passion for fashion and all things stylish is second to none creating a unique and exclusive blend of high street and high end fashion Your Fairy Clothes Mother x Handsel Ginn Athena 65 00 75 00 80 00 This nude pump makes the ballerina shoe wearable and adds a feminine edge to a simple flat Make the most of the ankle tie detail with a skirt or summer dress The cork wedge gives this espadrille a more toned down casual feel Pair with washed jeans and a simple white tee for an effortless daytime look The pastel blue shade makes these heels the perfect Spring Summer statement and the scalloped edge is a fun addition to this otherwise classic shoe Nardia Como 65 00 75 00 This versatile sandal can be dressed up with a floaty maxi dress but works just as well for a touch of glamour with some shorts and a vest Leopard print works all year round and this sling back ankle is all the pattern you ll need to spice up a plain outfit Want to get some seasonal inspiration in your life check out our latest trends DUNE 45 47 BRIDLESMITH GATE Nottingham NG1 2GN
26  STYLE   FASHION  Time to reinvent your wardrobe...  STYLE   FASHION  Start your journey into style  Put a Spring in Yo...
STYLE FASHION 28 STYLE FASHION MINT VELVET By Mackenzie Orrock Calling All Curlies It s fair to say I ve always had a love hate relationship with my curly hair When I m on holiday and it dries in half an hour all beachy and bouncy love it When more often than not it s a frizzy matted mess that has broken more than one hair brush not so much I ve straightened it curled it cut it dyed it tied it and everything in between in an attempt to tame the mane and I think I ve finally cracked it Don t get me wrong if you re a fellow curly you ll know that you can follow the exact same steps using the exact same products and some days you ll still wake up looking like Hagrid but here are a few tips and tricks I ve learnt along the way that mean the good hair days finally outweigh the bad Use a diffuser Boots Curl Cr me My diffuser has been a literal life changer for me I cannot stand the feeling of sleeping on wet hair first of all and the tight and defined curl it gives is something I was never able to achieve through just air drying This curl cream has fast become my Holy Grail hair product It s moisturising smells amazing and gives hold and definition like no other plus it s only 1 99 What s not to love Swap your towel for a t shirt A strange one I know but the little fibres in most towels can cause your curly hair to frizz and tangle There are companies that make specifically designed towels to avoid this problem but a cotton t shirt works just fine for me Volume Boosting Moose Whilst most curly girls don t need any help on the volume front I ve found them to be much more effective than mousses that claim to be specifically formulated for curly hair They re much less heavy in consistency and so give a light weight bouncy texture Out with the old in with the new Add slick staples to your wardrobe for 2017 This season we combine sporty relaxed styling with feminine pieces in a new colour palette of dusted desert tones blue hues and pops of bright corals and pinks Pure white dressing makes crisp cotton and statement shirts the new must haves and clean rib knits return to feel ultra modern Stripes remain a hot trend now bolder cut out and placed as side stripes on your sports pant The menswear trend continues into the new season in gorgeous summer pinstripes and the wide trouser remains as a key trend with newer fuller silhouettes and tie waist trouser shapes emerging Juxtaposed the romantic trend is interpreted through beautiful vintage inspired and pretty florals in softly ruffled dresses and camis delicate lace fabrics and trims and crochet knits worn back with soft tailored separates Embroidery also makes a return in pretty embroidered shirts and shell tops The military trend also continues in easy khaki jackets and cargos worn back with subtle metallics pretty laces and softly blurred animal prints And an emphasis remains on the sleeve with tie details poetic fuller shapes rouleau buttoning and open shoulders The Pineapple I m pretty certain that 99 of girls spend the majority of the time rocking this hairstyle purely for comfort reasons but it s also the best way to make your curls last longer Gather and tie your hair at the very top of your head in a loose ponytail then sleep with it draped over the top of your pillow to avoid disrupting the curl pattern overnight Hairspray Don t let all the hard work you ve put into creating the perfect curls go to waste lock in any product and prevent frizz with a firm hold hairspray I m yet to find one that I can t live without so I ll leave that part to you 29 BLOCKED SLEEVE DRESS 109 STRIPE BRALET 59 STRAIGHT LEGGING 15 STRIPE TROUSER 89 PENNY BUCKLE SANDAL 89 MACRAM FRONT KNIT 89 WIDE STRAP CONTRAST TEE 59 CREPE SIDE STRIPE WIDE LEG TROUSER 89 ORGANIC METALIZED PARKA 149 NALA PRINT PEASANT DRESS 109
STYLE   FASHION  28  STYLE   FASHION  MINT VELVET  By Mackenzie Orrock  Calling All Curlies It   s fair to say I   ve alwa...
STYLE FASHION 28 STYLE FASHION MINT VELVET By Mackenzie Orrock Calling All Curlies It s fair to say I ve always had a love hate relationship with my curly hair When I m on holiday and it dries in half an hour all beachy and bouncy love it When more often than not it s a frizzy matted mess that has broken more than one hair brush not so much I ve straightened it curled it cut it dyed it tied it and everything in between in an attempt to tame the mane and I think I ve finally cracked it Don t get me wrong if you re a fellow curly you ll know that you can follow the exact same steps using the exact same products and some days you ll still wake up looking like Hagrid but here are a few tips and tricks I ve learnt along the way that mean the good hair days finally outweigh the bad Use a diffuser Boots Curl Cr me My diffuser has been a literal life changer for me I cannot stand the feeling of sleeping on wet hair first of all and the tight and defined curl it gives is something I was never able to achieve through just air drying This curl cream has fast become my Holy Grail hair product It s moisturising smells amazing and gives hold and definition like no other plus it s only 1 99 What s not to love Swap your towel for a t shirt A strange one I know but the little fibres in most towels can cause your curly hair to frizz and tangle There are companies that make specifically designed towels to avoid this problem but a cotton t shirt works just fine for me Volume Boosting Moose Whilst most curly girls don t need any help on the volume front I ve found them to be much more effective than mousses that claim to be specifically formulated for curly hair They re much less heavy in consistency and so give a light weight bouncy texture Out with the old in with the new Add slick staples to your wardrobe for 2017 This season we combine sporty relaxed styling with feminine pieces in a new colour palette of dusted desert tones blue hues and pops of bright corals and pinks Pure white dressing makes crisp cotton and statement shirts the new must haves and clean rib knits return to feel ultra modern Stripes remain a hot trend now bolder cut out and placed as side stripes on your sports pant The menswear trend continues into the new season in gorgeous summer pinstripes and the wide trouser remains as a key trend with newer fuller silhouettes and tie waist trouser shapes emerging Juxtaposed the romantic trend is interpreted through beautiful vintage inspired and pretty florals in softly ruffled dresses and camis delicate lace fabrics and trims and crochet knits worn back with soft tailored separates Embroidery also makes a return in pretty embroidered shirts and shell tops The military trend also continues in easy khaki jackets and cargos worn back with subtle metallics pretty laces and softly blurred animal prints And an emphasis remains on the sleeve with tie details poetic fuller shapes rouleau buttoning and open shoulders The Pineapple I m pretty certain that 99 of girls spend the majority of the time rocking this hairstyle purely for comfort reasons but it s also the best way to make your curls last longer Gather and tie your hair at the very top of your head in a loose ponytail then sleep with it draped over the top of your pillow to avoid disrupting the curl pattern overnight Hairspray Don t let all the hard work you ve put into creating the perfect curls go to waste lock in any product and prevent frizz with a firm hold hairspray I m yet to find one that I can t live without so I ll leave that part to you 29 BLOCKED SLEEVE DRESS 109 STRIPE BRALET 59 STRAIGHT LEGGING 15 STRIPE TROUSER 89 PENNY BUCKLE SANDAL 89 MACRAM FRONT KNIT 89 WIDE STRAP CONTRAST TEE 59 CREPE SIDE STRIPE WIDE LEG TROUSER 89 ORGANIC METALIZED PARKA 149 NALA PRINT PEASANT DRESS 109
STYLE   FASHION  28  STYLE   FASHION  MINT VELVET  By Mackenzie Orrock  Calling All Curlies It   s fair to say I   ve alwa...
STYLE FASHION 30 STYLE FASHION By Becky from In Session Styling In Session is an agency devoted to supplying the right people for your photoshoots videos and marketing events Let us help you make all of your visual marketing dreams come to life contact us on 07970932870 or visit our website www insessionstyling com No Make Up Make Up For Every Complexion 31 Looking for a natural and radiant second skin effect Say no to straighteners I can t take it anymore It s not me it s you You re 230 degrees and damaging my hair Since way back when when the noughties began we have been slaves to the straightening irons 5 million people own a pair and 25 say they couldn t live without them but they only make your miracle working hairdresser s job harder So why are we obsessed with our folecular alter egos Maybe we associate straight hair with young girls and curly hair with our shampoo and set grandmas or maybe is just seems easier Whichever it is I think most people have forgotten how easy it is to 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STYLE FASHION 30 STYLE FASHION By Becky from In Session Styling In Session is an agency devoted to supplying the right people for your photoshoots videos and marketing events Let us help you make all of your visual marketing dreams come to life contact us on 07970932870 or visit our website www insessionstyling com No Make Up Make Up For Every Complexion 31 Looking for a natural and radiant second skin effect Say no to straighteners I can t take it anymore It s not me it s you You re 230 degrees and damaging my hair Since way back when when the noughties began we have been slaves to the straightening irons 5 million people own a pair and 25 say they couldn t live without them but they only make your miracle working hairdresser s job harder So why are we obsessed with our folecular alter egos Maybe we associate straight hair with young girls and curly hair with our shampoo and set grandmas or maybe is just seems easier Whichever it is I think most people have forgotten how easy it is to do a good blow dry instead Dig out those heated rollers get plaiting and practice scrunch drying or try a serum and gloss they hide a multitude of sins too They say that our hair is our secondary sexual characteristic so why not stop burning it into different shapes and let our natural style run free Waves curls and a bit of untamed hair make us more approachable sexy and friendly looking qualities I m sure we all want to have Don t get me wrong I think the straightening irons are the best invention since the hairdryer I love that my clients can have salon smooth hair at home but it s just not good for it I don t want you to quit I would just like you to use them in moderation So I challenge you all to limit yourselves to using them only once a week I promise you will notice a difference in just 4 weeks In the meantime here is a step by step guide to an easy hair style to get you through week one of your hair detox STEP 1 Divide the hair into 2 parts and secure the top half into a pony tail with a hair elastic STEP 5 Bring the plait from the left and secure it above the right plait with a grip STEP 2 Make a hole with your fingers underneath the pony tail STEP 6 Bring the plait from the right cross it over the other plait and secure above the other plait with a grip STEP 3 Bring the pony tail up and over the band and pull it through the hole STEP 7 Stretch all of the plaits out to fill in any holes and secure with pins STEP 4 Divide the remaining hair and the pony tail hair into 2 sections Plait both sections and stretch out the plait for extra texture STEP 8 Pull down a few stray hairs at the front to finish K iko Milano presents a solution to enhance every complexion Skin Tone Foundation SPF 15 the new highlighting fluid foundation available in 39 shades to even out every skin tone with high coverage and a natural finish Its incredible formula moisturizes the skin for up to 8 hours while the ultra light comfortable texture glides on smoothly and evenly This is your essential tool for the perfect make up base In addition KIKO offers two products to camouflage imperfections and enhance the complexion the new Universal Stick Concealer and the Colour Correct Concealer Palette which contains 5 water resistant concealers For the best application KIKO offers the new Skin Tone Foundation Brush and Spot Correction Concealer Brush The first is a dome shaped face brush for fluid and pressed foundations Its special design collects the product in its centre and then releases the right amount gradually onto the skin for high definition make up with an even finish The second is a concealer brush that minimises facial flaws with extreme ease and precision SKIN TONE FOUNDATION SPF 15 15 90 Highlighting liquid foundation with a smooth and naturally radiant finish Containing hyaluronic acid glide on texture is ultra lightweight and guarantees a beautiful finish It provides medium yet buildable coverage Available in 39 shades and 6 different undertones to provide 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32 STYLE FASHION Skincare for men The story behind the skincare As an ex beauty journalist I have a long standing passion for seeking out the best skincare on the market I m absolutely thrilled with the products we ve created It took over a year of extensive trialling and tweaking to perfect the formulations I knew we had something really special when I started to feel incredibly happy about how my skin was looking and feeling friends actually asked what I was using I genuinely use each of the products every day Quite simply this collection really works Chrissie Rucker MBE Founder By Tommy Holgate We may as well face it blokes pampering is on the rise I for one am delighted As a teen I was found cleansing toning and moisturising twice daily Now in my early thirties I m continuing to fly the flag for male grooming and here are several tips ranging from the weird to the wonderful SUPER BALM NIGHT OIL GENTLE DAILY DEEP CLEANSER OVERNIGHT RENEWAL TREATMENT Give your skin a full night of beauty sleep with this incredible facial oil Our enriching and fast absorbing blend of Amazonian oils anti oxidants and poppy flower extract ensure that you will wake up to deeply nourished firmer looking skin that feels as soft as silk and glows with health Suitable for all skin types DIRECTIONS Massage a few drops into the face and neck at night ideally after applying Super Serum to help boost circulation and ease away tension from tired facial muscles Take care to avoid the delicate eye area Cleansing is an essential starting point to achieving a flawless complexion This luxury cleansing balm is designed to deeply yet gently cleanse and dissolve all traces of make up including mascara while instantly boosting hydration and radiance too Its special balm based formula melts upon massage giving skin a healthy glow and super soft touch Suitable for all skin types and subtly scented with lemon and petitgrain essential oils SUPER SERUM ADVANCED MULTI DEPTH CONCENTRATE ALWAYS shower after exercise Staying sweat free is essential as sweat clogs pores and can lead to acne across the body Change sheets regularly twice a week ideally No synthetic materials they trap in oils and moisture that clogs pores Take a dunk in cold water Apparently there is an old supermodel trick where you dunk your face into ice cold water and keep it there for as long as you can bear It is said to tighten the skin and brings blood to the face making it look better instantly It may hurt but it works Work out The 57 muscles on your face and neck need exercise too You can get rid of crow s feet by pressing between your brows and on your eyes outer corners Look up then squint Repeat this 6 times for the easiest workout ever Eat some funghi Shiitake mushrooms can transmute into little chewable Vitamin D supplements if left to dry in the sun A bit like our skin can do the little funghi generate the micronutrient when exposed to sunlight If you leave some to dry in the sun for two days at 12 hours each day then the Vitamin D levels will increase from 100iu per 100g to almost 46 000iu which breezes through your RDA by over 100 fold Try 10 burpees first thing in the morning These intense jump squats will get your circulation going before you ve even hit the shower The more blood that flows to the skin the more vital goodness can get to the surface and go to work Splash your face with lukewarm water when washing Hot water actually strips your skin of natural oils Same principle applied to the shower The hot and cold water doesn t open and close skin s pores like a door meaning much of the belief surrounding water temperature s effect on skin can change Use an alcohol free toner Massage the skin as you apply all your creams and balms so as to cause a collagen rush to your face leaving it appearing brighter instantly Pop a cap Treat red flaky skin by breaking up a Vitamin E capsule and rubbing it onto your face to reduce cellular level skin damage Mix it with coconut oil and avocado for greater effect the side of your bed overnight Set an early alarm and in between snoozes apply the eyebags to leave you feeling refreshed and looking awake as you start the day Apply almond oil Its linoleic acid has anti inflammatory and healing effects No need to use the moisturiser afterwards Other natural oils such as coconut oil and olive oil work well too instead of moisturisers from a plastic bottle that contain alcohol and all sorts of chemicals Use natural facemasks For healthy skin try 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and tbsp of turmeric To clear blackheads mix 1 tbsp lemon juice with 1 egg white For an overnight brightener mix 2tbsp milk with 1tbsp tomato juice Don t rub your eyes It is said that rubbing the skin around the eyes like when we are tired or stressed can cause microtears that lead to the formation of dark circles Rinse your sharp razor under warm not hot as heat also damages the metal water to double the life of the blade Invest in sunglasses The skin around your eyes is around 1 30th the thickness of ordinary skin so squinting in the sun will over time lead to permanent lines Go for specks with UV400 protection or more Use teabags as eye masks Try putting two teabags in a cup filling so they are just about submerged in boiling water Cover and leave by Avoid chemicals foam aerosol alcohol It is always best to be as natural as you can with what you choose to apply to the face ADVANCED HYDRATION SKIN PERFECTING MOISTURISER This clever daily moisturiser immediately hydrates all skin types creating a more flawlesslooking complexion by helping balance your skin s natural moisture levels Blended with an advanced form of hyaluronic acid nourishing Amazonian oils and soothing Aloe Vera butter radiance and hydration are visibly improved with every use EYE REVIVE DAILY BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM Wake up to bright eyes every day This ultra light formula suitable for all skin types diminishes the appearance of dark circles visibly reduces puffiness and revolutionarily helps to lift the upper eyelids with its blend of Persian Silk Tree oxygen boosting actives and probiotic technology With continued use this advanced blend also helps support renewal for a more healthy looking eye area too This advanced yet gentle serum targets a multitude of complexion concerns Thinner in texture than a moisturiser highly absorbent serums are renowned for their ability to sink deep into the skin Featuring an advanced blend of grape vine stem cells protein rich amino acids green tea and marine extracts our intelligent formula offers skin protection against UV damage and ageing while also helping it to look plumper and smoother with an even tone Suitable for all skin types SKINCARE COLLECTION PRICELIST SUPER BALM 25 SUPER SERUM 40 ADVANCED HYDRATION 30 EYE REVIVE 20 NIGHT OIL 30
32  STYLE   FASHION  Skincare for men  The story behind the skincare    As an ex-beauty journalist, I have a long-standing...
32 STYLE FASHION Skincare for men The story behind the skincare As an ex beauty journalist I have a long standing passion for seeking out the best skincare on the market I m absolutely thrilled with the products we ve created It took over a year of extensive trialling and tweaking to perfect the formulations I knew we had something really special when I started to feel incredibly happy about how my skin was looking and feeling friends actually asked what I was using I genuinely use each of the products every day Quite simply this collection really works Chrissie Rucker MBE Founder By Tommy Holgate We may as well face it blokes pampering is on the rise I for one am delighted As a teen I was found cleansing toning and moisturising twice daily Now in my early thirties I m continuing to fly the flag for male grooming and here are several tips ranging from the weird to the wonderful SUPER BALM NIGHT OIL GENTLE DAILY DEEP CLEANSER OVERNIGHT RENEWAL TREATMENT Give your skin a full night of beauty sleep with this incredible facial oil Our enriching and fast absorbing blend of Amazonian oils anti oxidants and poppy flower extract ensure that you will wake up to deeply nourished firmer looking skin that feels as soft as silk and glows with health Suitable for all skin types DIRECTIONS Massage a few drops into the face and neck at night ideally after applying Super Serum to help boost circulation and ease away tension from tired facial muscles Take care to avoid the delicate eye area Cleansing is an essential starting point to achieving a flawless complexion This luxury cleansing balm is designed to deeply yet gently cleanse and dissolve all traces of make up including mascara while instantly boosting hydration and radiance too Its special balm based formula melts upon massage giving skin a healthy glow and super soft touch Suitable for all skin types and subtly scented with lemon and petitgrain essential oils SUPER SERUM ADVANCED MULTI DEPTH CONCENTRATE ALWAYS shower after exercise Staying sweat free is essential as sweat clogs pores and can lead to acne across the body Change sheets regularly twice a week ideally No synthetic materials they trap in oils and moisture that clogs pores Take a dunk in cold water Apparently there is an old supermodel trick where you dunk your face into ice cold water and keep it there for as long as you can bear It is said to tighten the skin and brings blood to the face making it look better instantly It may hurt but it works Work out The 57 muscles on your face and neck need exercise too You can get rid of crow s feet by pressing between your brows and on your eyes outer corners Look up then squint Repeat this 6 times for the easiest workout ever Eat some funghi Shiitake mushrooms can transmute into little chewable Vitamin D supplements if left to dry in the sun A bit like our skin can do the little funghi generate the micronutrient when exposed to sunlight If you leave some to dry in the sun for two days at 12 hours each day then the Vitamin D levels will increase from 100iu per 100g to almost 46 000iu which breezes through your RDA by over 100 fold Try 10 burpees first thing in the morning These intense jump squats will get your circulation going before you ve even hit the shower The more blood that flows to the skin the more vital goodness can get to the surface and go to work Splash your face with lukewarm water when washing Hot water actually strips your skin of natural oils Same principle applied to the shower The hot and cold water doesn t open and close skin s pores like a door meaning much of the belief surrounding water temperature s effect on skin can change Use an alcohol free toner Massage the skin as you apply all your creams and balms so as to cause a collagen rush to your face leaving it appearing brighter instantly Pop a cap Treat red flaky skin by breaking up a Vitamin E capsule and rubbing it onto your face to reduce cellular level skin damage Mix it with coconut oil and avocado for greater effect the side of your bed overnight Set an early alarm and in between snoozes apply the eyebags to leave you feeling refreshed and looking awake as you start the day Apply almond oil Its linoleic acid has anti inflammatory and healing effects No need to use the moisturiser afterwards Other natural oils such as coconut oil and olive oil work well too instead of moisturisers from a plastic bottle that contain alcohol and all sorts of chemicals Use natural facemasks For healthy skin try 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and tbsp of turmeric To clear blackheads mix 1 tbsp lemon juice with 1 egg white For an overnight brightener mix 2tbsp milk with 1tbsp tomato juice Don t rub your eyes It is said that rubbing the skin around the eyes like when we are tired or stressed can cause microtears that lead to the formation of dark circles Rinse your sharp razor under warm not hot as heat also damages the metal water to double the life of the blade Invest in sunglasses The skin around your eyes is around 1 30th the thickness of ordinary skin so squinting in the sun will over time lead to permanent lines Go for specks with UV400 protection or more Use teabags as eye masks Try putting two teabags in a cup filling so they are just about submerged in boiling water Cover and leave by Avoid chemicals foam aerosol alcohol It is always best to be as natural as you can with what you choose to apply to the face ADVANCED HYDRATION SKIN PERFECTING MOISTURISER This clever daily moisturiser immediately hydrates all skin types creating a more flawlesslooking complexion by helping balance your skin s natural moisture levels Blended with an advanced form of hyaluronic acid nourishing Amazonian oils and soothing Aloe Vera butter radiance and hydration are visibly improved with every use EYE REVIVE DAILY BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM Wake up to bright eyes every day This ultra light formula suitable for all skin types diminishes the appearance of dark circles visibly reduces puffiness and revolutionarily helps to lift the upper eyelids with its blend of Persian Silk Tree oxygen boosting actives and probiotic technology With continued use this advanced blend also helps support renewal for a more healthy looking eye area too This advanced yet gentle serum targets a multitude of complexion concerns Thinner in texture than a moisturiser highly absorbent serums are renowned for their ability to sink deep into the skin Featuring an advanced blend of grape vine stem cells protein rich amino acids green tea and marine extracts our intelligent formula offers skin protection against UV damage and ageing while also helping it to look plumper and smoother with an even tone Suitable for all skin types SKINCARE COLLECTION PRICELIST SUPER BALM 25 SUPER SERUM 40 ADVANCED HYDRATION 30 EYE REVIVE 20 NIGHT OIL 30
32  STYLE   FASHION  Skincare for men  The story behind the skincare    As an ex-beauty journalist, I have a long-standing...
BOOK REVIEWS From Miner to Author Local Carlton man Simon Bundred studied Mining Engineering worked for the National Coal Board and most recently started his own business growing and selling Bonsai trees but despite a successful and varied career his love of writing has remained his true passion I really enjoy writing I like writing fiction because it enables my mind to wander off in strange directions says Simon and the direction of his most recent project the novel entitled I close my eyes and think of home by Clair Hamilton and Simon Bonsai is unlike anything he s written before Inspired by a news story of young women who were brought to England to work as slaves Simon went about writing a story in reverse about an English woman kidnapped and taken overseas Her family back home then try and rescue her The novel is available to buy on Amazon and also from The Bookcase a local bookshop on Main St Lowdham It is described by Simon as Easy reading romantic escapism For any budding writers thinking of venturing into novel writing Simon says it all starts with an original idea You just need a basic story and start making notes Don t worry about the details you can fill those in as you go along Don t even worry if you haven t even got an ending Something will come to mind as the story progresses He s almost finished his next novel too It s a science fiction thriller about a man who arrives on Earth from a far off planet and assisted by an eccentric computer and his own personal spaceship firstly attempts to become rich and famous and then use his notoriety to help the human race overcome various problems Keep an eye out on Amazon for more details of upcoming works by Simon Bonsai 35 A must read book By Maddie Storey Set in war torn Afghanistan 1963 Hosseini s thrilling and emotional novel follows young Amir in his daily life as he deals with his jealousy of his father s attention for their servants Ali and Hassan Whilst Hassan is Amir s best friend there is a serious divide between the different types of Muslims living in Afghanistan making life extremely hard for both of the boys since Hassan is considered unclean making him a target in society The complex and intense friendship is perfectly created by Hosseini through Hassan s blind loyalty and admiration of Amir Throughout the beginning of the novel the boys prepare for a kite tournament which to Amir is an opportunity to change his father s prevalent disappointment into pride and happiness for Amir For Hassan however the competition allows him to make his best friend happy by putting into play his breath taking talent running down fallen kites An unforgettable event following the competition scars Hassan for life ensuring he never forgets his impurity to the Afghan race His ultimate loyalty to Amir costs him his innocence which haunts Amir throughout the novella as he could have easily prevented this occurrence saving his best friend a decision he chose not to make As Amir attempts to cope with his guilt by removing Hassan from his life little does he know his life is going to change too As Amir and his father Baba flee war torn Afghanistan for America Hassan and the guilt of failing to save him slowly fade Through Amir s marriage to his wife Soraya and upon learning Soraya is unable to produce her own children Amir hears news of Hassan s son alone in Afghanistan and sees an opportunity for redemption But during his trip a shocking revelation from his past changes things forever This novel is gripping and entertaining with unpredictable twists and a unique flair present in Hosseini s craft adding a sense of excitement to the reader s journey From the start of the novella you are instantly hooked empathising with Amir s inner struggle for attention from his father and his competitive instinct with Hassan fuelled by jealousy Each character complex and different creates an interesting basis for conflict of opinion as well as controversial character relationships making the plot incredibly intriguing Hosseini writes beautifully providing an engaging story for all readers with his intimate language and thought provoking ideas which deliver a clear understanding of the heart break and devastation he intends to invoke in the readers Altogether a must read book for anyone who enjoys an emotional rollercoaster and a coming of age story
BOOK REVIEWS  From Miner to Author Local Carlton man Simon Bundred studied Mining Engineering, worked for the National Coa...
BOOK REVIEWS From Miner to Author Local Carlton man Simon Bundred studied Mining Engineering worked for the National Coal Board and most recently started his own business growing and selling Bonsai trees but despite a successful and varied career his love of writing has remained his true passion I really enjoy writing I like writing fiction because it enables my mind to wander off in strange directions says Simon and the direction of his most recent project the novel entitled I close my eyes and think of home by Clair Hamilton and Simon Bonsai is unlike anything he s written before Inspired by a news story of young women who were brought to England to work as slaves Simon went about writing a story in reverse about an English woman kidnapped and taken overseas Her family back home then try and rescue her The novel is available to buy on Amazon and also from The Bookcase a local bookshop on Main St Lowdham It is described by Simon as Easy reading romantic escapism For any budding writers thinking of venturing into novel writing Simon says it all starts with an original idea You just need a basic story and start making notes Don t worry about the details you can fill those in as you go along Don t even worry if you haven t even got an ending Something will come to mind as the story progresses He s almost finished his next novel too It s a science fiction thriller about a man who arrives on Earth from a far off planet and assisted by an eccentric computer and his own personal spaceship firstly attempts to become rich and famous and then use his notoriety to help the human race overcome various problems Keep an eye out on Amazon for more details of upcoming works by Simon Bonsai 35 A must read book By Maddie Storey Set in war torn Afghanistan 1963 Hosseini s thrilling and emotional novel follows young Amir in his daily life as he deals with his jealousy of his father s attention for their servants Ali and Hassan Whilst Hassan is Amir s best friend there is a serious divide between the different types of Muslims living in Afghanistan making life extremely hard for both of the boys since Hassan is considered unclean making him a target in society The complex and intense friendship is perfectly created by Hosseini through Hassan s blind loyalty and admiration of Amir Throughout the beginning of the novel the boys prepare for a kite tournament which to Amir is an opportunity to change his father s prevalent disappointment into pride and happiness for Amir For Hassan however the competition allows him to make his best friend happy by putting into play his breath taking talent running down fallen kites An unforgettable event following the competition scars Hassan for life ensuring he never forgets his impurity to the Afghan race His ultimate loyalty to Amir costs him his innocence which haunts Amir throughout the novella as he could have easily prevented this occurrence saving his best friend a decision he chose not to make As Amir attempts to cope with his guilt by removing Hassan from his life little does he know his life is going to change too As Amir and his father Baba flee war torn Afghanistan for America Hassan and the guilt of failing to save him slowly fade Through Amir s marriage to his wife Soraya and upon learning Soraya is unable to produce her own children Amir hears news of Hassan s son alone in Afghanistan and sees an opportunity for redemption But during his trip a shocking revelation from his past changes things forever This novel is gripping and entertaining with unpredictable twists and a unique flair present in Hosseini s craft adding a sense of excitement to the reader s journey From the start of the novella you are instantly hooked empathising with Amir s inner struggle for attention from his father and his competitive instinct with Hassan fuelled by jealousy Each character complex and different creates an interesting basis for conflict of opinion as well as controversial character relationships making the plot incredibly intriguing Hosseini writes beautifully providing an engaging story for all readers with his intimate language and thought provoking ideas which deliver a clear understanding of the heart break and devastation he intends to invoke in the readers Altogether a must read book for anyone who enjoys an emotional rollercoaster and a coming of age story
BOOK REVIEWS  From Miner to Author Local Carlton man Simon Bundred studied Mining Engineering, worked for the National Coa...
36 37 Desk to Impress We ve all got that one colleague whose desk looks more like something from an episode of Hoarders than a space to work from if you haven t it s you Stained coffee cups left over from Friday lids to pens lost months before sticky notes galore you name it it s on there somewhere Paperchase s Get Organised range is a stylish and practical solution to all your messy work friend s problems Expanding Wallet 6 00 File your paperwork easily with this compact A4 expanding file In simple but stylish grey it has 13 separate sections to organise your documents The design allows it to expand making it the perfect neat and tidy storage solution for your papers The file is finished off with a black elastic to hold it shut Stackable Desk Accessories 6 00 Keep your stationery accessories organised and your desk spotless with this stackable desk set Each plastic compartment features a different stationery accessory binder clips paperclips and thumb tacks all in silver Coordinate with the other items in the Get Organised collection for a clutter free and ordered work and study space A6 Zip Lock Multi List Book Pen and Pencil Set Large Notepad Organised Pouch 8 00 A hardback book from Get Organised range featuring a stylish and contemporary woodeffect design It opens up to reveal a ruled tear off notepad and a selection of different sticky notes including mini index tabs and a slim list pad It also has a plastic sleeve cover that doubles as a removable zip lock wallet ideal for storing loose papers Ideal for all of life s little tasks from shopping lists to reading text books 4 00 This handy pen and pencil set is perfect for anyone who likes stylish stationery From our Get Organised collection the mechanical pen writes in black ink and the mechanical pencil has a 0 5mm lead We love the chunky design and silver chrome finish Each is finished with a handy clip to attach it to a notebook or pocket and both pen and pencil refills are available 6 00 Keep your notes and list of things to do in full view with this practical and stylish notepad It contains 80 tear off sheets each printed with a Let s get stuff done header Great for keeping on your desk at work or home or by the phone 8 50 Compact and lightweight this pouch from our Get Organised collection is super versatile Made from cotton canvas it is printed with the message I am only pretending to be organised in silver foil and has a zip closure Use it to store stationery makeup or even travel essentials
36  37  Desk to Impress We   ve all got that one colleague whose desk looks more like something from an episode of Hoarder...
36 37 Desk to Impress We ve all got that one colleague whose desk looks more like something from an episode of Hoarders than a space to work from if you haven t it s you Stained coffee cups left over from Friday lids to pens lost months before sticky notes galore you name it it s on there somewhere Paperchase s Get Organised range is a stylish and practical solution to all your messy work friend s problems Expanding Wallet 6 00 File your paperwork easily with this compact A4 expanding file In simple but stylish grey it has 13 separate sections to organise your documents The design allows it to expand making it the perfect neat and tidy storage solution for your papers The file is finished off with a black elastic to hold it shut Stackable Desk Accessories 6 00 Keep your stationery accessories organised and your desk spotless with this stackable desk set Each plastic compartment features a different stationery accessory binder clips paperclips and thumb tacks all in silver Coordinate with the other items in the Get Organised collection for a clutter free and ordered work and study space A6 Zip Lock Multi List Book Pen and Pencil Set Large Notepad Organised Pouch 8 00 A hardback book from Get Organised range featuring a stylish and contemporary woodeffect design It opens up to reveal a ruled tear off notepad and a selection of different sticky notes including mini index tabs and a slim list pad It also has a plastic sleeve cover that doubles as a removable zip lock wallet ideal for storing loose papers Ideal for all of life s little tasks from shopping lists to reading text books 4 00 This handy pen and pencil set is perfect for anyone who likes stylish stationery From our Get Organised collection the mechanical pen writes in black ink and the mechanical pencil has a 0 5mm lead We love the chunky design and silver chrome finish Each is finished with a handy clip to attach it to a notebook or pocket and both pen and pencil refills are available 6 00 Keep your notes and list of things to do in full view with this practical and stylish notepad It contains 80 tear off sheets each printed with a Let s get stuff done header Great for keeping on your desk at work or home or by the phone 8 50 Compact and lightweight this pouch from our Get Organised collection is super versatile Made from cotton canvas it is printed with the message I am only pretending to be organised in silver foil and has a zip closure Use it to store stationery makeup or even travel essentials
36  37  Desk to Impress We   ve all got that one colleague whose desk looks more like something from an episode of Hoarder...
38 By Mackenzie Orrock The Season to Sort Your Life Out Spring is synonymous with new beginnings and what better way to get started than with a good old fashioned spring clean I don t mean a bit of a hoover and a wipe of the work surface either I m talking a full scale sort your life out style job faithful marigolds and a playlist to clean to included The Life changing Magic of TidyingMarie Kondo For any hoarders out there The Life Changing Magic of Tidying is a must read and a useful place to start As the title suggests it s a guide to the positive impact of being more organised You ll never see your sock drawer in the same way again promise Wardrobe Clear Out If you ve not worn it in a year bin it Yes I m serious with the exception of any classic investment pieces of course Organise your clothing by category too e g dresses tops trousers it ll make choosing what to wear a whole lot easier Vacuum Packed Bags If after your clear out you ve got a wardrobe big enough for your spring summer autumn and winter clothes lucky you but if not storing away what s not in season will make a huge difference to your space and keeping them in vacuum packed bags means they ll take up as little room as possible wherever you decide to put them The Dreaded Washroom Everyone s least favourite room of the house I think it s safe to say Assign a basket for each member of the household to keep things in order if theirs piles up it s their own problem Acrylic Organisers Gone are the days of the out of date moisturiser that got lost in a sea of half used deodorant cans thanks to acrylic organisers Made popular by makeup addicts in recent years they re a handy way to bring some kind of order to your cosmetic and toiletry collections Specially designed waterproof ones are available for all your in shower toiletries too Drawer Organisers Think acrylic organisers but for clothes accessories and everything else One in one out If you INSIST on continuing to buy things you definitely don t need whether it s the newest mascara launch the pair of shoes you already own in a different shade or yet another scented candle for the coffee table throw one of the others out before you do to limit the clutter The Man Drawer We all have one I have three and I m sure if you re anything like me that getting rid of it all together isn t an option You can definitely make it less of a bomb site than it currently is though As much as you hate to admit it that collection of mismatched batteries will NEVER be used again and the wrench and hammer can return to their rightful place in the garage Leave only what you genuinely need Food Drink
38 By Mackenzie Orrock  The Season to Sort Your Life Out  Spring is synonymous with new beginnings and what better way to ...
38 By Mackenzie Orrock The Season to Sort Your Life Out Spring is synonymous with new beginnings and what better way to get started than with a good old fashioned spring clean I don t mean a bit of a hoover and a wipe of the work surface either I m talking a full scale sort your life out style job faithful marigolds and a playlist to clean to included The Life changing Magic of TidyingMarie Kondo For any hoarders out there The Life Changing Magic of Tidying is a must read and a useful place to start As the title suggests it s a guide to the positive impact of being more organised You ll never see your sock drawer in the same way again promise Wardrobe Clear Out If you ve not worn it in a year bin it Yes I m serious with the exception of any classic investment pieces of course Organise your clothing by category too e g dresses tops trousers it ll make choosing what to wear a whole lot easier Vacuum Packed Bags If after your clear out you ve got a wardrobe big enough for your spring summer autumn and winter clothes lucky you but if not storing away what s not in season will make a huge difference to your space and keeping them in vacuum packed bags means they ll take up as little room as possible wherever you decide to put them The Dreaded Washroom Everyone s least favourite room of the house I think it s safe to say Assign a basket for each member of the household to keep things in order if theirs piles up it s their own problem Acrylic Organisers Gone are the days of the out of date moisturiser that got lost in a sea of half used deodorant cans thanks to acrylic organisers Made popular by makeup addicts in recent years they re a handy way to bring some kind of order to your cosmetic and toiletry collections Specially designed waterproof ones are available for all your in shower toiletries too Drawer Organisers Think acrylic organisers but for clothes accessories and everything else One in one out If you INSIST on continuing to buy things you definitely don t need whether it s the newest mascara launch the pair of shoes you already own in a different shade or yet another scented candle for the coffee table throw one of the others out before you do to limit the clutter The Man Drawer We all have one I have three and I m sure if you re anything like me that getting rid of it all together isn t an option You can definitely make it less of a bomb site than it currently is though As much as you hate to admit it that collection of mismatched batteries will NEVER be used again and the wrench and hammer can return to their rightful place in the garage Leave only what you genuinely need Food Drink
38 By Mackenzie Orrock  The Season to Sort Your Life Out  Spring is synonymous with new beginnings and what better way to ...
40 FOOD DRINK FOOD DRINK 41 A drink for the designated driver Belvoir Fruit Farms producers of all natural premium adult soft drinks have added a subtle and sophisticated new variety to their lightly sparkling Press range Citrus Chardonnay Made using masses of real Chardonnay grape juice blended with zesty citrus fruit juice and with a touch of lemon thyme for extra complexity Belvoir s new Citrus Chardonnay Press makes a refreshingly crisp alternative to sparkling white wine It s delicious served chilled on its own but also makes a mouth watering mixer or ingredient in a cocktail or virgin cocktail The sophisticated nose taste and subtle bubbles can fool even the connoisseur into believing they are sipping on something a little more alcoholic which makes it perfect for the drivers at a party Like all Belvoir s drinks Chardonnay Citrus Press is made using only natural ingredients with no artificial colourings preservatives additives or sweeteners Available in 75cl bottles ideal for sharing Citrus Chardonnay Press is on sale now at Tesco stores nationwide for around 2 29 or online from www belvoirfruitfarms co uk Langley Reviews Trevor Langley After retiring from a life long career in engineering Trevor has put his passion for writing into practice reviewing places venues and products that interest him in his spare time Whether it be a new or established restaurant an event a beverage or a day out with family or friends Trevor tries and tests them all to bring you the very best the county has to offer Al Naseeb Take out or dine in The cuisine of India is now recognised globally The aromas and flavours of Indian cuisine are loved by many and can vary most interestingly in the different regions of India The UK has numerous Indian takeaways and restaurants so we can all now have the opportunity to enjoy this style of cooking Award winning Al Naseeb was opened during 2012 and quickly gained a reputation for providing cuisine to an exceptional standard Located in the centre of Long Eaton with free car parking at the rear Al Naseeb s proprietor Tariq Mahmood is extremely passionate about cuisine and has over 30 years of culinary experience The very talented chefs have had experience working in several top hotels and produce high quality cuisine The Al Naseeb Takeaway Menu has 30 off all orders collected and includes complimentary poppadom and pickles tray There are numerous impressive choices including vegetarian options Naans and parathas are also a speciality Starters include Chicken Tikka This traditional appetiser of chicken breast pieces is cooked over coals in a clay oven Prawn Puri is another very popular starter dish lightly spiced and served with hot puri bread Other starters regularly chosen include Tandoori Chilli Paneer and Anaari Jinga large king prawns marinated in spices and then barbecued Tandoori Sea Bass cooked in a clay oven and the Safari Meat Platter a selection of chicken on the bone chicken tikka garlic tikka lamb chops and seekh kebab are extremely popular also amongst an array of superb main courses available Speciality dishes include Desi Butter Chicken one of the signature dishes Everything is cooked and presented to a high standard with complementing flavours of ingredients for all cuisine Desserts include Shahi Kulfi flagship and Coppa Amarena plus other temptations to create an incredible finish to a meal The take out service and restaurant have impeccable cuisine quality and presentation All dietary requirements can be catered for plus parties occasions and events accommodated The Head Chef his team and all staff ensure absolute quality and customer satisfaction at all times Al Naseeb 45 Market Place Long Eaton Nottinghamshire NG10 1JL Tel 0115 946 8222 www al naseeb co uk Prosecco made with passion Casanova Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was an 18th century adventurer and writer Born 2nd April 1725 in Venice Italy he lived for 73 years Casanova searched for fortune constantly along with his insatiable desire for love and lust Casanova Prosecco is passionate in its desire to continue and extend the personality and charm of the legendary Casanova with each bottle combining quality and art The winery was founded during the middle of the 20th century and is one of the largest in Valdobbiadene Casanova Prosecco is produced by traditional Italian methods using Glera grapes Casanova Prosecco Brut DOC and Casanova Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry DOCG have splendid fruit bouquets The superb fresh mouthfeel and palates follow continuing through to smooth finishes The Henriette Cuv e has a following of devotees A fruity nose plus an elegantly dry mouthfeel and palate sensation ensure the popularity of this production Casanova Ros Cuv e Prestige Extra Dry appeals with its pale rose colour and very pleasant bouquet of delicate fruits Casanova Ros Cuv e Prestige Limited Edition also has a bouquet of delicate fruits another elegant production Widely appreciated and often chosen for weddings and functions this grandly presented premium wine in a white coloured bottle surpasses all expectations These productions pair extremely well with fish seafood and white meats etc They are also wonderful for ap ritifs as well as making for some magnificent cocktails too Carat Lux Ltd Tel 0203 770 3507 Email info proseccocasanova com www proseccocasanova com
40  FOOD   DRINK  FOOD   DRINK  41  A drink for the designated driver Belvoir Fruit Farms, producers of all natural, premi...
40 FOOD DRINK FOOD DRINK 41 A drink for the designated driver Belvoir Fruit Farms producers of all natural premium adult soft drinks have added a subtle and sophisticated new variety to their lightly sparkling Press range Citrus Chardonnay Made using masses of real Chardonnay grape juice blended with zesty citrus fruit juice and with a touch of lemon thyme for extra complexity Belvoir s new Citrus Chardonnay Press makes a refreshingly crisp alternative to sparkling white wine It s delicious served chilled on its own but also makes a mouth watering mixer or ingredient in a cocktail or virgin cocktail The sophisticated nose taste and subtle bubbles can fool even the connoisseur into believing they are sipping on something a little more alcoholic which makes it perfect for the drivers at a party Like all Belvoir s drinks Chardonnay Citrus Press is made using only natural ingredients with no artificial colourings preservatives additives or sweeteners Available in 75cl bottles ideal for sharing Citrus Chardonnay Press is on sale now at Tesco stores nationwide for around 2 29 or online from www belvoirfruitfarms co uk Langley Reviews Trevor Langley After retiring from a life long career in engineering Trevor has put his passion for writing into practice reviewing places venues and products that interest him in his spare time Whether it be a new or established restaurant an event a beverage or a day out with family or friends Trevor tries and tests them all to bring you the very best the county has to offer Al Naseeb Take out or dine in The cuisine of India is now recognised globally The aromas and flavours of Indian cuisine are loved by many and can vary most interestingly in the different regions of India The UK has numerous Indian takeaways and restaurants so we can all now have the opportunity to enjoy this style of cooking Award winning Al Naseeb was opened during 2012 and quickly gained a reputation for providing cuisine to an exceptional standard Located in the centre of Long Eaton with free car parking at the rear Al Naseeb s proprietor Tariq Mahmood is extremely passionate about cuisine and has over 30 years of culinary experience The very talented chefs have had experience working in several top hotels and produce high quality cuisine The Al Naseeb Takeaway Menu has 30 off all orders collected and includes complimentary poppadom and pickles tray There are numerous impressive choices including vegetarian options Naans and parathas are also a speciality Starters include Chicken Tikka This traditional appetiser of chicken breast pieces is cooked over coals in a clay oven Prawn Puri is another very popular starter dish lightly spiced and served with hot puri bread Other starters regularly chosen include Tandoori Chilli Paneer and Anaari Jinga large king prawns marinated in spices and then barbecued Tandoori Sea Bass cooked in a clay oven and the Safari Meat Platter a selection of chicken on the bone chicken tikka garlic tikka lamb chops and seekh kebab are extremely popular also amongst an array of superb main courses available Speciality dishes include Desi Butter Chicken one of the signature dishes Everything is cooked and presented to a high standard with complementing flavours of ingredients for all cuisine Desserts include Shahi Kulfi flagship and Coppa Amarena plus other temptations to create an incredible finish to a meal The take out service and restaurant have impeccable cuisine quality and presentation All dietary requirements can be catered for plus parties occasions and events accommodated The Head Chef his team and all staff ensure absolute quality and customer satisfaction at all times Al Naseeb 45 Market Place Long Eaton Nottinghamshire NG10 1JL Tel 0115 946 8222 www al naseeb co uk Prosecco made with passion Casanova Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was an 18th century adventurer and writer Born 2nd April 1725 in Venice Italy he lived for 73 years Casanova searched for fortune constantly along with his insatiable desire for love and lust Casanova Prosecco is passionate in its desire to continue and extend the personality and charm of the legendary Casanova with each bottle combining quality and art The winery was founded during the middle of the 20th century and is one of the largest in Valdobbiadene Casanova Prosecco is produced by traditional Italian methods using Glera grapes Casanova Prosecco Brut DOC and Casanova Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry DOCG have splendid fruit bouquets The superb fresh mouthfeel and palates follow continuing through to smooth finishes The Henriette Cuv e has a following of devotees A fruity nose plus an elegantly dry mouthfeel and palate sensation ensure the popularity of this production Casanova Ros Cuv e Prestige Extra Dry appeals with its pale rose colour and very pleasant bouquet of delicate fruits Casanova Ros Cuv e Prestige Limited Edition also has a bouquet of delicate fruits another elegant production Widely appreciated and often chosen for weddings and functions this grandly presented premium wine in a white coloured bottle surpasses all expectations These productions pair extremely well with fish seafood and white meats etc They are also wonderful for ap ritifs as well as making for some magnificent cocktails too Carat Lux Ltd Tel 0203 770 3507 Email info proseccocasanova com www proseccocasanova com
40  FOOD   DRINK  FOOD   DRINK  41  A drink for the designated driver Belvoir Fruit Farms, producers of all natural, premi...
42 FOOD DRINK FOOD DRINK Spice up your Life 43 Spice Drops are a range of 30 highly concentrated extracts of herbs and spices made from locally sourced ingredients from India They are simple quick and accurate to use and just a couple of drops are all that is needed to infuse the recipe with the perfect amount of flavour and fragrance saving the cook from having to chop grind or measure out the equivalent dried or raw ingredient The extraction process for Spice Drops which has been perfected over 20 years also ensures the natural goodness and sensory effects of the raw ingredients are retained Begin the evening with a luxurious and creamy Banana Nutmeg Cocktail Total Preparation time 5 minutes Serves 1 Ingredients 1 1 2 measure cream 1 measure light rum Dash of Grenadine 1 drop of Nutmeg Spice Drops 3 4 thick slices of banana Cracked ice Method 1 Combine ice with cream rum Grenadine Spice Drops in a shaker and mix well 2 Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with slices of banana Try a warming Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup bubbling with the sensual flavours of Mace and Cinnamon For a light and not overfilling main course what better than Grilled Chicken Tikka Skewers Round off your meal with that classic Indian Dessert Kulfi or Indian Ice Cream Total Preparation time 10 minutes Serves 2 Total Preparation time 10 minutes Serves 4 Total Preparation time 30 minutes Serves 6 Ingredients 175 g butternut squash cut into 1 inch cubes 175 g sweet potato cut into 1 inch cubes 750 ml chicken stock or vegetable stock 2 drops Mace Spice Drops 2 drops Cinnamon Spice Drops Ground black pepper and pumpkin seeds to season 4 teaspoons single cream Ingredients 500g of skinless and boneless chicken breasts chopped into approx 2cm cubes 2 tbsp natural yogurt 6 8 drops Tikka Masala Spice Drops 2 4 drops Paprika Spice Drops 2 tbsp sunflower oil 6 garlic cloves crushed 2 tsp peeled and grated root ginger 1 4 tsp salt For the Garlic and Chilli Mayonnaise 4 tbsp mayonnaise 4 drops Garlic Spice Drops 2 3 drops Red Chilli Spice Drops Ingredients tsp corn flour 200 ml evaporated milk 200 ml condensed milk 200 g double cream 150 g almond powder 10 almond kernels blanched and cut into thin slices 6 drops of Saffron Spices Spice Drops 3 drops Cardamom Spice Drops Tips Use other Spice Drops from the range like Rose or Saffron Add pistachios with green food colour and cashews to give texture and crunch to this fantastic ice cream style Method 1 Mix all the ingredients except the chicken pieces together in a large bowl Then add the chicken pieces and stir until they are well coated in the marinade 2 Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours 3 Preheat the oven to 180C or heat the grill to medium Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water for 15 minutes while the oven is heating 4 Thread the chicken onto the skewers then place directly on to the oven shelves or under the grill and cook turning and brushing with oil at least once for 10 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through 5 To check that the chicken is cooked cut one piece the juices should run clear If not cook for a few minutes more then check again 6 To make the garlic and chilli mayo place the mayonnaise in a bowl and add the drops Mix thoroughly 7 Serve with the chicken tikka skewers Method 1 Mix the 2 tbsps milk and corn flour 2 In a saucepan heat the evaporated milk and bring to the boil 3 Add the condensed milk double cream almond powder and the corn flour and stir well for one minute on low flame 4 Remove from heat and let it cool Once the mixture has cooled down add the Spice Drops 5 Place the mixture in a food processor or use a hand blender blend for a couple of minutes to smooth out lumps 6 Pour into moulds and freeze for at least six hours or overnight until the kulfi has set well 7 Garnish with the almond flakes and serve The kulfi melts very quickly so take it out of the freezer just before serving Method 1 Place the butternut squash and sweet potato in a saucepan and pour in the chicken or vegetable stock 2 Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender Add the Mace and Cinnamon Spice Drops 3 Puree the soup using a hand blender 4 Pour the soup into a bowl To decorate you can make swirls with single cream Garnishing with ground pepper and pumpkin seeds adds a bit of crunch Simple Quick and Accurate Spice Drops can be bought online from Ocado Amazon Not on the High Street or from www holylamaspicedrops com and instore at selected Whole Foods Markets for around 3 50 per bottle except for Saffron Spice Drops
42  FOOD   DRINK  FOOD   DRINK  Spice up your Life  43  Spice Drops   are a range of 30 highly concentrated extracts of he...
42 FOOD DRINK FOOD DRINK Spice up your Life 43 Spice Drops are a range of 30 highly concentrated extracts of herbs and spices made from locally sourced ingredients from India They are simple quick and accurate to use and just a couple of drops are all that is needed to infuse the recipe with the perfect amount of flavour and fragrance saving the cook from having to chop grind or measure out the equivalent dried or raw ingredient The extraction process for Spice Drops which has been perfected over 20 years also ensures the natural goodness and sensory effects of the raw ingredients are retained Begin the evening with a luxurious and creamy Banana Nutmeg Cocktail Total Preparation time 5 minutes Serves 1 Ingredients 1 1 2 measure cream 1 measure light rum Dash of Grenadine 1 drop of Nutmeg Spice Drops 3 4 thick slices of banana Cracked ice Method 1 Combine ice with cream rum Grenadine Spice Drops in a shaker and mix well 2 Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with slices of banana Try a warming Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup bubbling with the sensual flavours of Mace and Cinnamon For a light and not overfilling main course what better than Grilled Chicken Tikka Skewers Round off your meal with that classic Indian Dessert Kulfi or Indian Ice Cream Total Preparation time 10 minutes Serves 2 Total Preparation time 10 minutes Serves 4 Total Preparation time 30 minutes Serves 6 Ingredients 175 g butternut squash cut into 1 inch cubes 175 g sweet potato cut into 1 inch cubes 750 ml chicken stock or vegetable stock 2 drops Mace Spice Drops 2 drops Cinnamon Spice Drops Ground black pepper and pumpkin seeds to season 4 teaspoons single cream Ingredients 500g of skinless and boneless chicken breasts chopped into approx 2cm cubes 2 tbsp natural yogurt 6 8 drops Tikka Masala Spice Drops 2 4 drops Paprika Spice Drops 2 tbsp sunflower oil 6 garlic cloves crushed 2 tsp peeled and grated root ginger 1 4 tsp salt For the Garlic and Chilli Mayonnaise 4 tbsp mayonnaise 4 drops Garlic Spice Drops 2 3 drops Red Chilli Spice Drops Ingredients tsp corn flour 200 ml evaporated milk 200 ml condensed milk 200 g double cream 150 g almond powder 10 almond kernels blanched and cut into thin slices 6 drops of Saffron Spices Spice Drops 3 drops Cardamom Spice Drops Tips Use other Spice Drops from the range like Rose or Saffron Add pistachios with green food colour and cashews to give texture and crunch to this fantastic ice cream style Method 1 Mix all the ingredients except the chicken pieces together in a large bowl Then add the chicken pieces and stir until they are well coated in the marinade 2 Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours 3 Preheat the oven to 180C or heat the grill to medium Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water for 15 minutes while the oven is heating 4 Thread the chicken onto the skewers then place directly on to the oven shelves or under the grill and cook turning and brushing with oil at least once for 10 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through 5 To check that the chicken is cooked cut one piece the juices should run clear If not cook for a few minutes more then check again 6 To make the garlic and chilli mayo place the mayonnaise in a bowl and add the drops Mix thoroughly 7 Serve with the chicken tikka skewers Method 1 Mix the 2 tbsps milk and corn flour 2 In a saucepan heat the evaporated milk and bring to the boil 3 Add the condensed milk double cream almond powder and the corn flour and stir well for one minute on low flame 4 Remove from heat and let it cool Once the mixture has cooled down add the Spice Drops 5 Place the mixture in a food processor or use a hand blender blend for a couple of minutes to smooth out lumps 6 Pour into moulds and freeze for at least six hours or overnight until the kulfi has set well 7 Garnish with the almond flakes and serve The kulfi melts very quickly so take it out of the freezer just before serving Method 1 Place the butternut squash and sweet potato in a saucepan and pour in the chicken or vegetable stock 2 Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender Add the Mace and Cinnamon Spice Drops 3 Puree the soup using a hand blender 4 Pour the soup into a bowl To decorate you can make swirls with single cream Garnishing with ground pepper and pumpkin seeds adds a bit of crunch Simple Quick and Accurate Spice Drops can be bought online from Ocado Amazon Not on the High Street or from www holylamaspicedrops com and instore at selected Whole Foods Markets for around 3 50 per bottle except for Saffron Spice Drops
42  FOOD   DRINK  FOOD   DRINK  Spice up your Life  43  Spice Drops   are a range of 30 highly concentrated extracts of he...
FOOD DRINK 45 By Mackenzie Orrock Reviewed MOD Pizza MOD Pizza the pizza takeaway and restaurant that opened in Nottingham s Market Square last year specialises in exactly what its name suggests made on demand pizza We visited to put their concept to the test The restaurant itself is a unique mix of quirky d cor and practical seating The wall mounted menus and buffet style pizza station give off more of a fast food vibe while the restaurant behind is decorated with bespoke murals industrial style lighting and diner inspired booths and tables for a more refined experience Whether you re eating in or taking out the process is the same though Choose from a selection of suggested topping combinations or pick your base add your ingredients and you re good to go I can t say that the set menu options particularly appealed when compared to the counter full of colourful ingredients on offer so we opted for a DIY pizza and were pleasantly surprised by what was on offer there was much more than the measly selection of grated cheese and pepperoni we d expected As well as the more classic options toppings like roasted garlic cloves chorizo pesto and sundried tomatoes were up for grabs all at no extra charge and it s fair to say we took full advantage Topping overload aside the finished product was a thin crispy and well cooked base with a generous mix of ingredients that perfectly melted into each slice and washed down well with the pitcher of Estrella we ordered The team of young vibrant and enthusiastic staff injected a fun and energetic twist to the visit too and the final bill was pretty easy on the bank balance coming in at just under 25 for the two of us The booths we ate in weren t the most VERDICT If you re looking for fine dining you won t find it at MOD It s an experience that puts your pizza making skills to the test no sympathy for poor decision makers here and it s an ideal opportunity to experiment with new flavours though and if you re after some food to take home on a Friday night or a quick stop for lunch it s a tasty and fun way to fill up glamorous of seating options and the whole experience was on the more impersonal side of things but given the nature of their made on demand menu the laid back fuss free style of dining represented the brand well 8 10
FOOD   DRINK  45  By Mackenzie Orrock  Reviewed  MOD Pizza MOD Pizza, the pizza takeaway and restaurant that opened in Not...
FOOD DRINK 45 By Mackenzie Orrock Reviewed MOD Pizza MOD Pizza the pizza takeaway and restaurant that opened in Nottingham s Market Square last year specialises in exactly what its name suggests made on demand pizza We visited to put their concept to the test The restaurant itself is a unique mix of quirky d cor and practical seating The wall mounted menus and buffet style pizza station give off more of a fast food vibe while the restaurant behind is decorated with bespoke murals industrial style lighting and diner inspired booths and tables for a more refined experience Whether you re eating in or taking out the process is the same though Choose from a selection of suggested topping combinations or pick your base add your ingredients and you re good to go I can t say that the set menu options particularly appealed when compared to the counter full of colourful ingredients on offer so we opted for a DIY pizza and were pleasantly surprised by what was on offer there was much more than the measly selection of grated cheese and pepperoni we d expected As well as the more classic options toppings like roasted garlic cloves chorizo pesto and sundried tomatoes were up for grabs all at no extra charge and it s fair to say we took full advantage Topping overload aside the finished product was a thin crispy and well cooked base with a generous mix of ingredients that perfectly melted into each slice and washed down well with the pitcher of Estrella we ordered The team of young vibrant and enthusiastic staff injected a fun and energetic twist to the visit too and the final bill was pretty easy on the bank balance coming in at just under 25 for the two of us The booths we ate in weren t the most VERDICT If you re looking for fine dining you won t find it at MOD It s an experience that puts your pizza making skills to the test no sympathy for poor decision makers here and it s an ideal opportunity to experiment with new flavours though and if you re after some food to take home on a Friday night or a quick stop for lunch it s a tasty and fun way to fill up glamorous of seating options and the whole experience was on the more impersonal side of things but given the nature of their made on demand menu the laid back fuss free style of dining represented the brand well 8 10
FOOD   DRINK  45  By Mackenzie Orrock  Reviewed  MOD Pizza MOD Pizza, the pizza takeaway and restaurant that opened in Not...
FOOD DRINK 46 47 Not your standard night out in Sherwood West Bridgford Welcomes Gusto H igh end casual dining restaurant Gusto has officially opened its doors in West Bridgford marking its first restaurant in the East Midlands To celebrate the official opening a glamourous VIP party was held at the new bar and restaurant where more than 500 guests attended the glitzy evening of classic cocktails canapes and live music The stylish restaurant opened up to the public last month 9 February and has since received a thriving response from the public Managing director of Gusto Sue Crimes said We re thrilled with the response we ve had so far to our latest bar and restaurant the West Bridgford site is the perfect location for our clientele and it s at the heart of the busy food and drink scene in the area This has been one of our most successful restaurant openings to date which shows Gusto is the perfect fit for the area and we can t wait to welcome more diners to the restaurant The latest restaurant has seen 50 jobs created for the local area and more than 1 million invested in a complete refurbishment transforming the old Monkey Tree into the brand s signature stylish design complete with an outside terrace Gusto which is part of the Living Ventures Group now has 16 successful restaurants across the UK including Birmingham and Leamington Spa The award winning restaurant welcomes families foodies and those looking for a free poured cocktail and offers a classic and contemporary menu with dishes being freshly prepared on site Best selling dishes including spaghetti pesto with green beans sun dried tomatoes and rocket leaves and freshly homemade pizzas as well as an extensive drinks list make your own pizza children s menu and lunch options To book a table visit gustorestaurants uk com restaurant westbridgford Intimate gigs from internationally acclaimed artists Michelin quality food and a drinks menu filled with niche liqueurs not your standard Sherwood night out you might think However a new venue on Mansfield Road has been shaking up the suburban scene The Bakehouse an artisan bakery micropub and caf is offering customers everything from their morning latte to a stonking night out Owned by Michelin trained chef Craig Poynter and his wife Rosea the Bakehouse has made its name providing high quality food and drink using locally sourced ingredients Training under Gordon Ramsay and cooking in top London kitchens for distinguished diners such as Barack Obama William and Kate and Sir Paul Smith have been all in a day s work for Craig Returning to Nottingham the Bakehouse is all about bringing Craig s passion for locally produced food and drink delivering big bold flavours all created using traditional methods to his home town It was always my dream to establish my own versatile venue says Craig Having spent a decade in London learning my trade from the very best and Nottingham s food and drink scene coming into its own it just felt like the perfect time Bread is baked from scratch through the night every night All ingredients are locally sourced from the meats provided by Sherwood s famous butcher JT Beedhams to the fruit and vegetables The traditionally rustic daytime food offer think deliciously light doorstops of wholemeal bread accompanying homemade soups hearty cheeseboards and mouthwatering cakes has recently expanded with customer demand heralding the launch of a full Sunday lunch service But it s by night that the family friendly Bakehouse is transformed into a very cool grown up venue The rustic pared back caf becomes a micropub with a laidback vibe again with the emphasis on high quality local produce At any one time there are 11 different Nottinghamshire beers and ciders on the menu from breweries including Welbeck Abbey Totally Brewed Blue Monkey Shipstone s and Castle Rock And with small batch gins English fine wines and a selection of carefully selected scotches and bourbons there s something for everyone from connoisseurs to those just looking to kick back and relax after a long day There s no fuss no pretention just high quality interesting drinks We re constantly evolving the drinks menu so there s always something different to try We champion local producers as well as some unique names that customers will be hard pressed to find elsewhere The venue is also rapidly becoming one of the city s hottest music venues With standing room for an audience of around 50 the venue offers the chance to get up close and personal with critically acclaimed Nottingham artists such as international jazz star HarleighBlu May s gig night sees the venue welcome Anglo American indie folk duo Rue Royale Our ambition is to become synonymous with the very best in music attracting big names up and coming artists and the best acts from Nottinghamshire and beyond We want the Bakehouse to become a cult venue of real quality one that brings the urban into suburban And once a month Bakehouse opens its doors at night for its unique Supper Clubs Perhaps unsurprisingly the events offering customers a unique dining experience sell out within hours of being announced There s a great community in Sherwood and having a relaxed venue that brings these types of events and experiences right to the doorstep is being really well received The Bakehouse 631 633 Mansfield Road Sherwood Nottingham NG5 2FX Open from 8 30am to 8 00pm Monday to Wednesday and to 10 30pm Thursday to Saturday Sunday lunches are served 12pm 4pm www facebook com thebakehousenotts www twitter com bakehousenotts
FOOD   DRINK  46  47  Not your standard night out in Sherwood  West Bridgford Welcomes Gusto  H  igh-end casual dining res...
FOOD DRINK 46 47 Not your standard night out in Sherwood West Bridgford Welcomes Gusto H igh end casual dining restaurant Gusto has officially opened its doors in West Bridgford marking its first restaurant in the East Midlands To celebrate the official opening a glamourous VIP party was held at the new bar and restaurant where more than 500 guests attended the glitzy evening of classic cocktails canapes and live music The stylish restaurant opened up to the public last month 9 February and has since received a thriving response from the public Managing director of Gusto Sue Crimes said We re thrilled with the response we ve had so far to our latest bar and restaurant the West Bridgford site is the perfect location for our clientele and it s at the heart of the busy food and drink scene in the area This has been one of our most successful restaurant openings to date which shows Gusto is the perfect fit for the area and we can t wait to welcome more diners to the restaurant The latest restaurant has seen 50 jobs created for the local area and more than 1 million invested in a complete refurbishment transforming the old Monkey Tree into the brand s signature stylish design complete with an outside terrace Gusto which is part of the Living Ventures Group now has 16 successful restaurants across the UK including Birmingham and Leamington Spa The award winning restaurant welcomes families foodies and those looking for a free poured cocktail and offers a classic and contemporary menu with dishes being freshly prepared on site Best selling dishes including spaghetti pesto with green beans sun dried tomatoes and rocket leaves and freshly homemade pizzas as well as an extensive drinks list make your own pizza children s menu and lunch options To book a table visit gustorestaurants uk com restaurant westbridgford Intimate gigs from internationally acclaimed artists Michelin quality food and a drinks menu filled with niche liqueurs not your standard Sherwood night out you might think However a new venue on Mansfield Road has been shaking up the suburban scene The Bakehouse an artisan bakery micropub and caf is offering customers everything from their morning latte to a stonking night out Owned by Michelin trained chef Craig Poynter and his wife Rosea the Bakehouse has made its name providing high quality food and drink using locally sourced ingredients Training under Gordon Ramsay and cooking in top London kitchens for distinguished diners such as Barack Obama William and Kate and Sir Paul Smith have been all in a day s work for Craig Returning to Nottingham the Bakehouse is all about bringing Craig s passion for locally produced food and drink delivering big bold flavours all created using traditional methods to his home town It was always my dream to establish my own versatile venue says Craig Having spent a decade in London learning my trade from the very best and Nottingham s food and drink scene coming into its own it just felt like the perfect time Bread is baked from scratch through the night every night All ingredients are locally sourced from the meats provided by Sherwood s famous butcher JT Beedhams to the fruit and vegetables The traditionally rustic daytime food offer think deliciously light doorstops of wholemeal bread accompanying homemade soups hearty cheeseboards and mouthwatering cakes has recently expanded with customer demand heralding the launch of a full Sunday lunch service But it s by night that the family friendly Bakehouse is transformed into a very cool grown up venue The rustic pared back caf becomes a micropub with a laidback vibe again with the emphasis on high quality local produce At any one time there are 11 different Nottinghamshire beers and ciders on the menu from breweries including Welbeck Abbey Totally Brewed Blue Monkey Shipstone s and Castle Rock And with small batch gins English fine wines and a selection of carefully selected scotches and bourbons there s something for everyone from connoisseurs to those just looking to kick back and relax after a long day There s no fuss no pretention just high quality interesting drinks We re constantly evolving the drinks menu so there s always something different to try We champion local producers as well as some unique names that customers will be hard pressed to find elsewhere The venue is also rapidly becoming one of the city s hottest music venues With standing room for an audience of around 50 the venue offers the chance to get up close and personal with critically acclaimed Nottingham artists such as international jazz star HarleighBlu May s gig night sees the venue welcome Anglo American indie folk duo Rue Royale Our ambition is to become synonymous with the very best in music attracting big names up and coming artists and the best acts from Nottinghamshire and beyond We want the Bakehouse to become a cult venue of real quality one that brings the urban into suburban And once a month Bakehouse opens its doors at night for its unique Supper Clubs Perhaps unsurprisingly the events offering customers a unique dining experience sell out within hours of being announced There s a great community in Sherwood and having a relaxed venue that brings these types of events and experiences right to the doorstep is being really well received The Bakehouse 631 633 Mansfield Road Sherwood Nottingham NG5 2FX Open from 8 30am to 8 00pm Monday to Wednesday and to 10 30pm Thursday to Saturday Sunday lunches are served 12pm 4pm www facebook com thebakehousenotts www twitter com bakehousenotts
FOOD   DRINK  46  47  Not your standard night out in Sherwood  West Bridgford Welcomes Gusto  H  igh-end casual dining res...
Hand crafted English Ales FOOD DRINK 49 Restaurant Bar Awards are back Welbeck Abbey Brewery was built on a foundation of little more than a degree in microbiology and a love for beer but since it opened 6 years ago it s grown from strength to strength A fter studying at Sheffield University and developing a taste for real ale the now General Manager Claire Monk set up the traditional brewery in 2011 as a joint venture with Kelham Island Brewery who she was working for at the time and has put her passion and expertise into making it one of the region s best real ale breweries ever since When it was first opened Claire was one of the youngest head brewers in the country and one of the few female ones but now she s handed over her title to James or Tink as the team like to call him on account of his magical ability to create 12000 pints of beer a week and taken the reins on running the place Located within the stunning Welbeck Estate the brewery is a fitting addition to the other businesses working there too with the bakehouse School of Artisan Food farm shop and chocolatier having all proved complimentary neighbours At present at roughly a third of their capacity Welbeck Abbey Brewery supplies around 300 customers and while Claire explains that she could easily fill the remainder with wholesalers and supermarkets that s not what the business is about Their main clients are independent pubs beer shops and farm shops and curating their customer base is what allows the team to maintain the integrity of their brand and the processes they use I really like to deal directly with customers says Claire that s what it s all about quality product and quality service The quality beer she references is made up of 4 ingredients water hops yeast and barley but Welbeck takes brewing beyond the basics working with various flavours and varieties to develop a diverse and unique range of real ales for all tastes Sourcing hops from America Australia and New Zealand as well as locally in the UK and using water from the onsite bore hole as well as their very own strand of yeast means they work with a combination of local ingredients and some from further afield for the best possible outcome Alongside the five regular beers the brewery produces three monthly specials add something extra to their range From a 5 5 traditional English bitter to a 4 ale it s an ever changing selection that makes Welbeck Abbey Brewery stand out from the rest Their Micro Bar in Sheffield is a great place to try the finish product too Portland House features Welbeck beers alongside guest brewers and an impressive selection of gins whiskies rums and wines a must visit for any beverage fanatics The team also invite guests on selected dates throughout the year to see the brewery in action H aving been a hugely successful event for a number of years after being created by Big Table PR in 1998 this event helped highlight and remind those of us that live work and play in the city and county all that s good about dining out in this part of the East Midlands Now revitalised to include bars this is an exciting time for those of us that enjoy a night out with friends lunch with colleagues or dinner with a loved one You ll be getting your say in who you believe delivers the best food and drink experience in September when the voting is thrown open to the public The nominees and winners will be announced on the 31st January at Colwick Hall in a glitzy award ceremony hosted by TV personality and restaurant awards favourite Mark Durden Smith Headline sponsor for the awards is Adtrak a design and marketing agency based in the heart of Nottingham As a Google Premier Partner they understand how to best use every marketing platform and will make these available to all the venues included in the awards helping them to reach and engage with their customers From social media and a dedicated website to magazine coverage and airtime on Notts TV and our local radio stations you re sure to be hearing all about it The revival of these awards has met with huge positivity from restaurant and bar owners and local businesses alike Confirmed sponsors for the event include property giants FHP health and safety software gurus ACMS UK Limited local accountancy firm Keith Willis Associates Nottingham based insurance brokers Russell Scanlan top PR consultants Eden PR and there are more to be confirmed over the next couple of weeks It s great to see local companies getting involved enabling Nottingham to be held up as a culinary destination venue and one in which we can all be proud of The dedicated website www nrbawards co uk launches early May and will include details of the awards the categories and the voting periods A restaurant and bar directory and an events page will also be included In addition there ll be a focus on local areas with the introduction of a My Neighbourhood feature Within this the site will look at all the eateries in that particular area and a blog will allow interactivity between the site diners and drinkers It s an exciting time for the hospitality industry and great that we ll all get to share in it Event organisers Kerry Mathie Jocelyn Braithwaite
Hand crafted English Ales  FOOD   DRINK  49  Restaurant   Bar Awards are back  Welbeck Abbey Brewery was built on a founda...
Hand crafted English Ales FOOD DRINK 49 Restaurant Bar Awards are back Welbeck Abbey Brewery was built on a foundation of little more than a degree in microbiology and a love for beer but since it opened 6 years ago it s grown from strength to strength A fter studying at Sheffield University and developing a taste for real ale the now General Manager Claire Monk set up the traditional brewery in 2011 as a joint venture with Kelham Island Brewery who she was working for at the time and has put her passion and expertise into making it one of the region s best real ale breweries ever since When it was first opened Claire was one of the youngest head brewers in the country and one of the few female ones but now she s handed over her title to James or Tink as the team like to call him on account of his magical ability to create 12000 pints of beer a week and taken the reins on running the place Located within the stunning Welbeck Estate the brewery is a fitting addition to the other businesses working there too with the bakehouse School of Artisan Food farm shop and chocolatier having all proved complimentary neighbours At present at roughly a third of their capacity Welbeck Abbey Brewery supplies around 300 customers and while Claire explains that she could easily fill the remainder with wholesalers and supermarkets that s not what the business is about Their main clients are independent pubs beer shops and farm shops and curating their customer base is what allows the team to maintain the integrity of their brand and the processes they use I really like to deal directly with customers says Claire that s what it s all about quality product and quality service The quality beer she references is made up of 4 ingredients water hops yeast and barley but Welbeck takes brewing beyond the basics working with various flavours and varieties to develop a diverse and unique range of real ales for all tastes Sourcing hops from America Australia and New Zealand as well as locally in the UK and using water from the onsite bore hole as well as their very own strand of yeast means they work with a combination of local ingredients and some from further afield for the best possible outcome Alongside the five regular beers the brewery produces three monthly specials add something extra to their range From a 5 5 traditional English bitter to a 4 ale it s an ever changing selection that makes Welbeck Abbey Brewery stand out from the rest Their Micro Bar in Sheffield is a great place to try the finish product too Portland House features Welbeck beers alongside guest brewers and an impressive selection of gins whiskies rums and wines a must visit for any beverage fanatics The team also invite guests on selected dates throughout the year to see the brewery in action H aving been a hugely successful event for a number of years after being created by Big Table PR in 1998 this event helped highlight and remind those of us that live work and play in the city and county all that s good about dining out in this part of the East Midlands Now revitalised to include bars this is an exciting time for those of us that enjoy a night out with friends lunch with colleagues or dinner with a loved one You ll be getting your say in who you believe delivers the best food and drink experience in September when the voting is thrown open to the public The nominees and winners will be announced on the 31st January at Colwick Hall in a glitzy award ceremony hosted by TV personality and restaurant awards favourite Mark Durden Smith Headline sponsor for the awards is Adtrak a design and marketing agency based in the heart of Nottingham As a Google Premier Partner they understand how to best use every marketing platform and will make these available to all the venues included in the awards helping them to reach and engage with their customers From social media and a dedicated website to magazine coverage and airtime on Notts TV and our local radio stations you re sure to be hearing all about it The revival of these awards has met with huge positivity from restaurant and bar owners and local businesses alike Confirmed sponsors for the event include property giants FHP health and safety software gurus ACMS UK Limited local accountancy firm Keith Willis Associates Nottingham based insurance brokers Russell Scanlan top PR consultants Eden PR and there are more to be confirmed over the next couple of weeks It s great to see local companies getting involved enabling Nottingham to be held up as a culinary destination venue and one in which we can all be proud of The dedicated website www nrbawards co uk launches early May and will include details of the awards the categories and the voting periods A restaurant and bar directory and an events page will also be included In addition there ll be a focus on local areas with the introduction of a My Neighbourhood feature Within this the site will look at all the eateries in that particular area and a blog will allow interactivity between the site diners and drinkers It s an exciting time for the hospitality industry and great that we ll all get to share in it Event organisers Kerry Mathie Jocelyn Braithwaite
Hand crafted English Ales  FOOD   DRINK  49  Restaurant   Bar Awards are back  Welbeck Abbey Brewery was built on a founda...
FOOD DRINK 50 FOOD DRINK The Singhs are hitting all the right notes 51 It s no secret that Nottingham is rapidly gaining a glowing reputation as a curry hot spot in the East Midlands With plenty of choice throughout the city we spoke to Keran and Lakh Singh of Singh s Indian Restaurant on Market Street to see how they re standing out from the crowd and how they re also bringing a touch of Bollywood to the city centre New Foodie Fest 2017 cooking up a storm F At Southwell Racecourse An exciting new event is coming to the East Midlands on June 17th 18th oodie Fest 2017 is the brainchild of experienced event organisers Charlotte and Frankie Milford Field Dog Fairs Ltd who already organise up to 30 Antiques Vintage Fairs each year in and around the Midlands When looking to expand their portfolio of events the couple looked at several ideas but the one that kept coming back was food and drink with the emphasis on LOCAL And when looking at where to hold the inaugural event there was no other venue in the running for them than Southwell Racecourse Charlotte Milford Marketing Director said We are both passionate about supporting local wherever possible Food and Drink festivals and events are always popular however we wanted our event to champion and celebrate all of those many industries and suppliers in our surrounding towns and villages many of whom you would never realise are on your doorstep Choosing Southwell Racecourse as the venue was an easy choice for us We work with the Racecourse 4 times a year with our large Antiques Weekends and with a Joules 2nds sale that we host and Mark and his team are great to work with and the location is beautiful and accessible From The Extraordinary John Starkey Bramley Apple products to Artisan Gins to hand made chocolates to award winning hams as seen in Harrods the event will be bustling with a huge range of food and drink plus eating and drinking related stalls Frankie Milford Head of Operations said The venue will be full of interesting stalls with demonstrations lots of sampling allowing visitors to try before they buy and a collection of outdoor food vendors This will enable our visitors to have lunch mid morning afternoon snacks and drinks as well as browsing and purchasing a huge selection of items to take home There will be demonstrations and talks all throughout the weekend on the 1st floor where visitors can learn about their favourite products new products and listen to some leading industry professionals in their field The event has 2 options for ticket purchase You can arrive on the day and pay on the gate An all day ticket is just 7 50 or a quantity of pre purchase tickets have been released on EVENTBRITE ticket purchasing website for only 6 00 The link to tickets is eventbrite co uk e foodie fest 2017southwell racecourse tickets OR visitors can simply visit EVENTBRITE and search southwell food festival into the search bar to find the event fondness for alcohol We also have a number of vegetarian options and each dish has its own historic back story We just hope that our guests will leave Singh s with an idea into how genuine Indian cuisine should be and how we differ from others in Nottingham We understand that Keran is involved in the Bollywood music scene can you tell us more Can you tell us a little bit about Singh s Indian Restaurant Singh s is a fine dining Indian Restaurant just a few yards away from Market Square in Nottingham city centre Our dad Satwinder Singh is the head restauranteur and spent his early years in Punjab India before moving to the UK He s also travelled extensively around India which has inspired the food he cooks today He takes great pride in bringing back these flavours to Nottingham and serves dishes that are classed as genuine Indian food not the type of food you see on every curry menu There s no shortage of curry restaurants in Nottingham so how does Singh s stand out from the crowd We launched our new menu last December and we decided perhaps bravely to move away from traditional British favourites such as Korma and Tikka Masala We serve authentic Indian food with the freshest ingredients and our new menu is testament to that For example the choice of starters has been enhanced and now includes the likes of quail marinated in a blend of exotic Tandoori spices and Singha Jingha our take on marinated king prawns barbequed over charcoal in the Maharaja s tandoori clay oven Our main courses have had an overhaul too One we re particularly excited about is Nawabi Lamb a recipe that has been handed down from the time of the Mughal dynasty It s a rich creamy curry which is slow cooked with cashews almonds coconuts and whole spices something you won t be able to get anywhere else in the city Our traditional dishes have proven to be extremely popular with Lamb Peg Patiala selling really well It features a brandy infused sauce and Patiala Peg is slang for a large measure of liquor in Punjab so called after the legend of a Maharaja of Patiala s Of course Our family have always been big music lovers and we were surrounded by music from an early age When we used to attend birthday parties everyone had the opportunity to sing always starting with the youngest people as a bit of fun As I got older I started to take the music a bit more seriously It can get pretty busy for us both as I m actually managed by Lakh finally we ve found a use for his bossy nature Joking aside it works really well as he likes to keep an eye on the video and music production offering his advice where he can I remember in 2010 my dad bought me my first harmonium and slowly over time I began matching the voice to the instrument After plenty of practice I was introduced to a producer who helped record my first single and I haven t looked back since Lakh also set up a record label last August which we were able to release our first single on and we re hoping to create more music over the next 12 months We ve just finished our first video in India and hope this is just the catalyst for more to come The Punjabi music scene is starting to grow in the US UK Canada and Australia and they re all being influenced by what s happening in India A big aim of ours is to make waves in these countries and see what happens from there For more information on Singh s please visit www singhsnottingham co uk
FOOD   DRINK  50  FOOD   DRINK  The Singhs are hitting all the right notes  51  It   s no secret that Nottingham is rapidl...
FOOD DRINK 50 FOOD DRINK The Singhs are hitting all the right notes 51 It s no secret that Nottingham is rapidly gaining a glowing reputation as a curry hot spot in the East Midlands With plenty of choice throughout the city we spoke to Keran and Lakh Singh of Singh s Indian Restaurant on Market Street to see how they re standing out from the crowd and how they re also bringing a touch of Bollywood to the city centre New Foodie Fest 2017 cooking up a storm F At Southwell Racecourse An exciting new event is coming to the East Midlands on June 17th 18th oodie Fest 2017 is the brainchild of experienced event organisers Charlotte and Frankie Milford Field Dog Fairs Ltd who already organise up to 30 Antiques Vintage Fairs each year in and around the Midlands When looking to expand their portfolio of events the couple looked at several ideas but the one that kept coming back was food and drink with the emphasis on LOCAL And when looking at where to hold the inaugural event there was no other venue in the running for them than Southwell Racecourse Charlotte Milford Marketing Director said We are both passionate about supporting local wherever possible Food and Drink festivals and events are always popular however we wanted our event to champion and celebrate all of those many industries and suppliers in our surrounding towns and villages many of whom you would never realise are on your doorstep Choosing Southwell Racecourse as the venue was an easy choice for us We work with the Racecourse 4 times a year with our large Antiques Weekends and with a Joules 2nds sale that we host and Mark and his team are great to work with and the location is beautiful and accessible From The Extraordinary John Starkey Bramley Apple products to Artisan Gins to hand made chocolates to award winning hams as seen in Harrods the event will be bustling with a huge range of food and drink plus eating and drinking related stalls Frankie Milford Head of Operations said The venue will be full of interesting stalls with demonstrations lots of sampling allowing visitors to try before they buy and a collection of outdoor food vendors This will enable our visitors to have lunch mid morning afternoon snacks and drinks as well as browsing and purchasing a huge selection of items to take home There will be demonstrations and talks all throughout the weekend on the 1st floor where visitors can learn about their favourite products new products and listen to some leading industry professionals in their field The event has 2 options for ticket purchase You can arrive on the day and pay on the gate An all day ticket is just 7 50 or a quantity of pre purchase tickets have been released on EVENTBRITE ticket purchasing website for only 6 00 The link to tickets is eventbrite co uk e foodie fest 2017southwell racecourse tickets OR visitors can simply visit EVENTBRITE and search southwell food festival into the search bar to find the event fondness for alcohol We also have a number of vegetarian options and each dish has its own historic back story We just hope that our guests will leave Singh s with an idea into how genuine Indian cuisine should be and how we differ from others in Nottingham We understand that Keran is involved in the Bollywood music scene can you tell us more Can you tell us a little bit about Singh s Indian Restaurant Singh s is a fine dining Indian Restaurant just a few yards away from Market Square in Nottingham city centre Our dad Satwinder Singh is the head restauranteur and spent his early years in Punjab India before moving to the UK He s also travelled extensively around India which has inspired the food he cooks today He takes great pride in bringing back these flavours to Nottingham and serves dishes that are classed as genuine Indian food not the type of food you see on every curry menu There s no shortage of curry restaurants in Nottingham so how does Singh s stand out from the crowd We launched our new menu last December and we decided perhaps bravely to move away from traditional British favourites such as Korma and Tikka Masala We serve authentic Indian food with the freshest ingredients and our new menu is testament to that For example the choice of starters has been enhanced and now includes the likes of quail marinated in a blend of exotic Tandoori spices and Singha Jingha our take on marinated king prawns barbequed over charcoal in the Maharaja s tandoori clay oven Our main courses have had an overhaul too One we re particularly excited about is Nawabi Lamb a recipe that has been handed down from the time of the Mughal dynasty It s a rich creamy curry which is slow cooked with cashews almonds coconuts and whole spices something you won t be able to get anywhere else in the city Our traditional dishes have proven to be extremely popular with Lamb Peg Patiala selling really well It features a brandy infused sauce and Patiala Peg is slang for a large measure of liquor in Punjab so called after the legend of a Maharaja of Patiala s Of course Our family have always been big music lovers and we were surrounded by music from an early age When we used to attend birthday parties everyone had the opportunity to sing always starting with the youngest people as a bit of fun As I got older I started to take the music a bit more seriously It can get pretty busy for us both as I m actually managed by Lakh finally we ve found a use for his bossy nature Joking aside it works really well as he likes to keep an eye on the video and music production offering his advice where he can I remember in 2010 my dad bought me my first harmonium and slowly over time I began matching the voice to the instrument After plenty of practice I was introduced to a producer who helped record my first single and I haven t looked back since Lakh also set up a record label last August which we were able to release our first single on and we re hoping to create more music over the next 12 months We ve just finished our first video in India and hope this is just the catalyst for more to come The Punjabi music scene is starting to grow in the US UK Canada and Australia and they re all being influenced by what s happening in India A big aim of ours is to make waves in these countries and see what happens from there For more information on Singh s please visit www singhsnottingham co uk
FOOD   DRINK  50  FOOD   DRINK  The Singhs are hitting all the right notes  51  It   s no secret that Nottingham is rapidl...
52 FOOD DRINK FOOD DRINK Q A What s the story behind Millie s Cupcakes I ve always had a flare for art and design When I realised I could show this on cupcakes I enjoyed the aspect of baking even more It was never anything serious I only used to bake every now and then for family I ve always had horses so I ve never had any spare time to do anything apart from go to work and see to the horses before and after Unfortunately my horse of 18 years which I had from her being born and brought up myself had to be put to sleep in March 2016 I found myself with time on my hands and the process of grieving hard I decided I needed to fill my spare time which is when the baking began again I decided to name the business after my horse and so Millie s Cupcakes launched At the moment I m running and baking all by myself along with the help of my parents who are great cupcake testers Is baking something you ve always been into or was this something completely new for you Have your cake and eat it We catch up with local business woman Danielle who turned her passion for baking into her own cupcake company back in April 2016 and hasn t looked back since The baking was initially a hobby nothing serious and this is never how I imagined the cupcake business would turn out especially in such a short space of time I m a very grounded person and don t take any of this for granted It s been non stop since July but I can t moan its been amazing and so overwhelming What varieties of cupcakes do you offer I make all sorts of cupcakes the list of flavours is endless I specialise in bespoke personalised cupcakes more and I cater to all dietary requirements including Protein Cupcakes for the gym goers With large events the Mini Cupcakes are a favourite What s your bestseller It s hard to say with every order being different however with the ladies it seems to be the Ferrero Rocher cupcakes or the Baileys Infused Cupcakes With the Gents they tend to go for the Protein Cupcakes or Terry s Chocolate Orange What makes Millie s Cupcakes stand out from other similar companies I wish I knew this There are so many amazing businesses out there much more advanced than me A lot of my clients and businesses I work with love the homemade feel and the personal touch I put my all into every cupcake I send out and I think that shows I ve never done two orders the same so each customer client gets that special touch and feels happy knowing their cupcakes are one offs You ve had a lot of celebrity endorsements too how did that come about Honestly I can t tell you how shocked and overwhelmed I am to have received such amazing feedback and opportunities again in such a short space of time I ve worked with some amazing people who have become friends and the cupcakes have taken me to some amazing venues It all started off with being approached by Danielle Lloyd to do cupcakes for her 3 sons joint birthday which was featured in OK Magazine At first I thought it was a joke Amazingly it wasn t and I was lucky enough to be invited down to Danielle s and be there on the day It was incredible and to top it off the cupcakes were in the magazine along with credits After that I m not sure whether it was word of mouth or what but I got offers pouring in Since the day working with Danielle Lloyd I have worked with Cally Jane ITV Love Island at JuJu on Kings Road in Chelsea for her Shoe Launch who I now have a contract to do all future events with Chloe Goodman Ex on The Beach for her new business Opiah launch night at Gilgamesh in London Katie Salmon ITV Love Island for her 21st Birthday and her Lingerie Launch at Caf de Paris in London Charlotte Crosby Geordie Shore for her new dating APP with Show Reel at DSTRKT London and finally to finish the year off I was asked to supply at BBC Apprentice Scott Saunders event at Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge This year is already starting off with a bang I ve been approached by various newspapers for interviews and pictures I ve just been booked for a large London festival in summer to be backstage in the VIP section and supply to all the artists celebrities and press A large 53 company on social media are opening their first shop in Essex which I have been booked for and the most exciting for me yet is a contract to supply bespoke cupcakes in London for a particular event with Mercedes Benz Editor of Vogue Magazine Louis Vuitton Dom Perignon Tom Ford and lots more which I m so nervous about but extremely excited They re the type of clientele I m aiming to work with in the future Do you deliver Where do you deliver to Yes my cupcakes can be sent out in their special cupcake postage boxes However I do advise not to have any over the top heavily decorated cupcakes if being sent out in the post as the toppers may be damaged if not carried correctly by the postman Touch wood I use a specific courier and the same guy always comes to collect and carries with care What does the future hold for Millie s Perhaps a shop At the moment I m just in the process of having a unit converted for Millie s Cupcakes As it s gone crazy overnight I m now finding myself struggling with space as the orders are getting bigger and bigger With themajority of my clients based in the London area I would like some form of a unit based near there where my clients can come and discuss future events and cake cupcake requirements I ve never really thought about a shop as there s so many I m not sure there would be enough call for it I m focussing more on the high end events and clients who knows where this year will take me I would like to say that I hope my story does inspire people in Nottingham I find a lot of people think that because you re not living in a big city like London where there are more opportunities then they re not going to get anywhere That s really not the case You just need to put yourself out there yes it is hard work and long drives but in the end it slowly pays off It s an amazing feeling when I go to events down in London and people recognise me and know who I am and what I do
52  FOOD   DRINK  FOOD   DRINK  Q A  What   s the story behind Millie   s Cupcakes      I   ve always had a flare for art ...
52 FOOD DRINK FOOD DRINK Q A What s the story behind Millie s Cupcakes I ve always had a flare for art and design When I realised I could show this on cupcakes I enjoyed the aspect of baking even more It was never anything serious I only used to bake every now and then for family I ve always had horses so I ve never had any spare time to do anything apart from go to work and see to the horses before and after Unfortunately my horse of 18 years which I had from her being born and brought up myself had to be put to sleep in March 2016 I found myself with time on my hands and the process of grieving hard I decided I needed to fill my spare time which is when the baking began again I decided to name the business after my horse and so Millie s Cupcakes launched At the moment I m running and baking all by myself along with the help of my parents who are great cupcake testers Is baking something you ve always been into or was this something completely new for you Have your cake and eat it We catch up with local business woman Danielle who turned her passion for baking into her own cupcake company back in April 2016 and hasn t looked back since The baking was initially a hobby nothing serious and this is never how I imagined the cupcake business would turn out especially in such a short space of time I m a very grounded person and don t take any of this for granted It s been non stop since July but I can t moan its been amazing and so overwhelming What varieties of cupcakes do you offer I make all sorts of cupcakes the list of flavours is endless I specialise in bespoke personalised cupcakes more and I cater to all dietary requirements including Protein Cupcakes for the gym goers With large events the Mini Cupcakes are a favourite What s your bestseller It s hard to say with every order being different however with the ladies it seems to be the Ferrero Rocher cupcakes or the Baileys Infused Cupcakes With the Gents they tend to go for the Protein Cupcakes or Terry s Chocolate Orange What makes Millie s Cupcakes stand out from other similar companies I wish I knew this There are so many amazing businesses out there much more advanced than me A lot of my clients and businesses I work with love the homemade feel and the personal touch I put my all into every cupcake I send out and I think that shows I ve never done two orders the same so each customer client gets that special touch and feels happy knowing their cupcakes are one offs You ve had a lot of celebrity endorsements too how did that come about Honestly I can t tell you how shocked and overwhelmed I am to have received such amazing feedback and opportunities again in such a short space of time I ve worked with some amazing people who have become friends and the cupcakes have taken me to some amazing venues It all started off with being approached by Danielle Lloyd to do cupcakes for her 3 sons joint birthday which was featured in OK Magazine At first I thought it was a joke Amazingly it wasn t and I was lucky enough to be invited down to Danielle s and be there on the day It was incredible and to top it off the cupcakes were in the magazine along with credits After that I m not sure whether it was word of mouth or what but I got offers pouring in Since the day working with Danielle Lloyd I have worked with Cally Jane ITV Love Island at JuJu on Kings Road in Chelsea for her Shoe Launch who I now have a contract to do all future events with Chloe Goodman Ex on The Beach for her new business Opiah launch night at Gilgamesh in London Katie Salmon ITV Love Island for her 21st Birthday and her Lingerie Launch at Caf de Paris in London Charlotte Crosby Geordie Shore for her new dating APP with Show Reel at DSTRKT London and finally to finish the year off I was asked to supply at BBC Apprentice Scott Saunders event at Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge This year is already starting off with a bang I ve been approached by various newspapers for interviews and pictures I ve just been booked for a large London festival in summer to be backstage in the VIP section and supply to all the artists celebrities and press A large 53 company on social media are opening their first shop in Essex which I have been booked for and the most exciting for me yet is a contract to supply bespoke cupcakes in London for a particular event with Mercedes Benz Editor of Vogue Magazine Louis Vuitton Dom Perignon Tom Ford and lots more which I m so nervous about but extremely excited They re the type of clientele I m aiming to work with in the future Do you deliver Where do you deliver to Yes my cupcakes can be sent out in their special cupcake postage boxes However I do advise not to have any over the top heavily decorated cupcakes if being sent out in the post as the toppers may be damaged if not carried correctly by the postman Touch wood I use a specific courier and the same guy always comes to collect and carries with care What does the future hold for Millie s Perhaps a shop At the moment I m just in the process of having a unit converted for Millie s Cupcakes As it s gone crazy overnight I m now finding myself struggling with space as the orders are getting bigger and bigger With themajority of my clients based in the London area I would like some form of a unit based near there where my clients can come and discuss future events and cake cupcake requirements I ve never really thought about a shop as there s so many I m not sure there would be enough call for it I m focussing more on the high end events and clients who knows where this year will take me I would like to say that I hope my story does inspire people in Nottingham I find a lot of people think that because you re not living in a big city like London where there are more opportunities then they re not going to get anywhere That s really not the case You just need to put yourself out there yes it is hard work and long drives but in the end it slowly pays off It s an amazing feeling when I go to events down in London and people recognise me and know who I am and what I do
52  FOOD   DRINK  FOOD   DRINK  Q A  What   s the story behind Millie   s Cupcakes      I   ve always had a flare for art ...
54 COULD YOU FOSTER Could you be the one they need Park Foster Care are looking for people who could make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children teenagers Lots of children and young people are currently needing foster homes IN YOUR AREA We need more people to become foster carers providing safety nurture support and understanding for children in care Our Recruitment Manager Deb Reid is leading our campaign this year and will be out and about over the next few months talking to people in the communities and answering their questions about fostering Deb says With one child coming into care every 15 minutes the demand for foster carers has never been higher and there is currently a shortage of 1500 carers in the area We have visited a number of communities recently such as South Normanton Stapleford Ilkeston providing people with the facts about fostering giving good advice and guidance and supporting them on their rewarding journey into fostering local children Children are placed in care for a whole variety of different reasons which for no fault of their own can include a family breakdown neglect abuse or a situation where the child s welfare has been threatened Yes fostering can be challenging but with Park Foster Care s support training and guidance you are never on your own We provide everyday support right from the start Just imagine for a moment the amazing difference you could make to the LIFE of a local child sibling group or teenager Guiding a young person in making better education life choices helping a child to trust and smile again and knowing that you make a daily difference to someone s life there s no greater reward What makes Park Foster Care Special It s our foster carers and supportive team who make an everyday difference to the lives of vulnerable children in care We champion foster care support and have an Out of Hours duty service 24 7 352 days a year so there is always someone available to support you As an independent fostering agency we provide you with a second layer of support and you will have a dedicated supervising social worker as well as the child having their own social worker So if you can offer a positive home environment can share your life and want a rewarding career we would love to hear from you Fostering What it means to us She isn t my mum but she s like one She looks after me cares for me and spoils me and I m so so thankful for it I may argue with her but that s teens for u but I just wanna say thank u K for being there and being my second mummy I love u loads and I don t know what I d do without u I m glad I came to live with u and not someone else I hope you have a good day and get spoiled U make me feel like family and not just some kid been put with a family It means a lot Written by C I love seeing how far she has come how scared and frightened and vulnerable she was when she first came to us and how confident she is now I love to see her happy Being able to help her has helped me develop my confidence too I ve dealt with things with her that I never thought I would be able to and feel you have to give the child your fostering your absolute all I couldn t do this without giving my heart Sometimes it s really tough and it hurts but we are here for her She has really become part of our family and I really want her to do well and be happy I can t imagine doing anything else in my life other than being a foster mum Park Foster Carer K TRANSFORM A CHILD S LIFE FOSTER If you or someone you know is interested in fostering please contact Park Foster Care on 0800 1694552 or register your interest at www parkfostercare com
54  COULD YOU FOSTER   Could you be the one they need  Park Foster Care are looking for people who could make a difference...
54 COULD YOU FOSTER Could you be the one they need Park Foster Care are looking for people who could make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children teenagers Lots of children and young people are currently needing foster homes IN YOUR AREA We need more people to become foster carers providing safety nurture support and understanding for children in care Our Recruitment Manager Deb Reid is leading our campaign this year and will be out and about over the next few months talking to people in the communities and answering their questions about fostering Deb says With one child coming into care every 15 minutes the demand for foster carers has never been higher and there is currently a shortage of 1500 carers in the area We have visited a number of communities recently such as South Normanton Stapleford Ilkeston providing people with the facts about fostering giving good advice and guidance and supporting them on their rewarding journey into fostering local children Children are placed in care for a whole variety of different reasons which for no fault of their own can include a family breakdown neglect abuse or a situation where the child s welfare has been threatened Yes fostering can be challenging but with Park Foster Care s support training and guidance you are never on your own We provide everyday support right from the start Just imagine for a moment the amazing difference you could make to the LIFE of a local child sibling group or teenager Guiding a young person in making better education life choices helping a child to trust and smile again and knowing that you make a daily difference to someone s life there s no greater reward What makes Park Foster Care Special It s our foster carers and supportive team who make an everyday difference to the lives of vulnerable children in care We champion foster care support and have an Out of Hours duty service 24 7 352 days a year so there is always someone available to support you As an independent fostering agency we provide you with a second layer of support and you will have a dedicated supervising social worker as well as the child having their own social worker So if you can offer a positive home environment can share your life and want a rewarding career we would love to hear from you Fostering What it means to us She isn t my mum but she s like one She looks after me cares for me and spoils me and I m so so thankful for it I may argue with her but that s teens for u but I just wanna say thank u K for being there and being my second mummy I love u loads and I don t know what I d do without u I m glad I came to live with u and not someone else I hope you have a good day and get spoiled U make me feel like family and not just some kid been put with a family It means a lot Written by C I love seeing how far she has come how scared and frightened and vulnerable she was when she first came to us and how confident she is now I love to see her happy Being able to help her has helped me develop my confidence too I ve dealt with things with her that I never thought I would be able to and feel you have to give the child your fostering your absolute all I couldn t do this without giving my heart Sometimes it s really tough and it hurts but we are here for her She has really become part of our family and I really want her to do well and be happy I can t imagine doing anything else in my life other than being a foster mum Park Foster Carer K TRANSFORM A CHILD S LIFE FOSTER If you or someone you know is interested in fostering please contact Park Foster Care on 0800 1694552 or register your interest at www parkfostercare com
54  COULD YOU FOSTER   Could you be the one they need  Park Foster Care are looking for people who could make a difference...
Going to Places OUT ABOUT 56 Childhood dream turns into reality New pilot prepares to join Lincs Notts Air Ambulance crew L lewis Ingamells will join Chief Pilot Paul Smith Pilot Tim Taylor and fellow newcomer Anna Loake in piloting the Lincs Notts Air Ambulance s new aircraft The Charity has taken the bold decision to upgrade its MD902 Explorer helicopter to a state of the art AgustaWestland 169 This aircraft is faster with a top speed of 190mph it is bigger giving the crew unobstructed 360 degree access to the patient in flight and it has greater endurance meaning it can fly for longer before needing to refuel The aircraft will positively impact upon the critical pre hospital care that our crew can deliver at the scene of an incident or accident The new helicopter will become operational this spring The move will see the need for two additional co pilots to join the crew making local pilot Llewis childhood dream come true Llewis said I had an interview with Captain Paul Smith and CEO Karen Jobling This was perhaps for me the most important interview of my life Ask any helicopter pilot what their dream would be and 90 would say a job with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service but to fly for your local air ambulance and serve the people of your home county is about as big of a privilege as there can be to me It will be a very proud moment to don the flight suit of the Lincs Notts Air Ambulance I feel incredibly lucky to be given the opportunity To do what you love is incredible but to do it while helping others is absolutely amazing Paul added Llewis brings with him the inspiring level of enthusiasm and energy required to gain the sort of experience he has within a very demanding industry I m confident that with his passion humour and experience he is going to fit very well into our tight knit crew The position Llewis will fill was extremely sought after however he was the obvious choice for the role and I m really looking forward to bringing him into the team here at Lincs Notts Air Ambulance As a child Llewis was always fascinated with flight particularly helicopters and the idea of hovering or levitating During his childhood he built many radio controlled aircrafts but it wasn t until a few years later that he came face to face with the real thing At 13 years old he attended Waddington Air Show and spoke to the then Lincs Notts Air Ambulance Pilot George Phillips It was that chance meeting that led to Llewis first helicopter flight that very afternoon in a Bell 206 Jet Ranger an aircraft he would one day go on to pilot himself On that day Llewis childhood dream to become a pilot for the Lincs Notts Air Ambulance was born Llewis explained It wasn t until I spoke to George during the air show where the Lincs Notts Air Ambulance s helicopter was on static display that I realised a flying career could be an option for me Chatting with him I was told that the Charity s pilots were civilian pilots and that the operation was not part of the military as I had thought I decided there and then that this was what I wanted to do when I left school Upon leaving school Llewis went on to train as a commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor He then worked as a commercial pilot across England Scotland and Europe which allowed him to gain invaluable experience in some of the harshest weather conditions he has ever had to fly in He went on to work as a relief pilot for various Helicopter Emergency Medical Services before taking up a role to Captain the Humberside Police Helicopter On the impending arrival of the Charity s new aircraft Chief Executive Karen Jobling said We are very excited to be so close to the arrival of our new AW169 helicopter Patient care is at the heart of everything we do The combination of speed endurance and technology together with the potential to deliver patient interventions in a warm dry and well lit interior will be of huge benefit to our communities To find out more about this essential life saving charity or to donate visit www ambucopter org uk 57
Going to Places  OUT   ABOUT  56  Childhood dream turns into reality New pilot prepares to join Lincs   Notts Air Ambulanc...
Going to Places OUT ABOUT 56 Childhood dream turns into reality New pilot prepares to join Lincs Notts Air Ambulance crew L lewis Ingamells will join Chief Pilot Paul Smith Pilot Tim Taylor and fellow newcomer Anna Loake in piloting the Lincs Notts Air Ambulance s new aircraft The Charity has taken the bold decision to upgrade its MD902 Explorer helicopter to a state of the art AgustaWestland 169 This aircraft is faster with a top speed of 190mph it is bigger giving the crew unobstructed 360 degree access to the patient in flight and it has greater endurance meaning it can fly for longer before needing to refuel The aircraft will positively impact upon the critical pre hospital care that our crew can deliver at the scene of an incident or accident The new helicopter will become operational this spring The move will see the need for two additional co pilots to join the crew making local pilot Llewis childhood dream come true Llewis said I had an interview with Captain Paul Smith and CEO Karen Jobling This was perhaps for me the most important interview of my life Ask any helicopter pilot what their dream would be and 90 would say a job with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service but to fly for your local air ambulance and serve the people of your home county is about as big of a privilege as there can be to me It will be a very proud moment to don the flight suit of the Lincs Notts Air Ambulance I feel incredibly lucky to be given the opportunity To do what you love is incredible but to do it while helping others is absolutely amazing Paul added Llewis brings with him the inspiring level of enthusiasm and energy required to gain the sort of experience he has within a very demanding industry I m confident that with his passion humour and experience he is going to fit very well into our tight knit crew The position Llewis will fill was extremely sought after however he was the obvious choice for the role and I m really looking forward to bringing him into the team here at Lincs Notts Air Ambulance As a child Llewis was always fascinated with flight particularly helicopters and the idea of hovering or levitating During his childhood he built many radio controlled aircrafts but it wasn t until a few years later that he came face to face with the real thing At 13 years old he attended Waddington Air Show and spoke to the then Lincs Notts Air Ambulance Pilot George Phillips It was that chance meeting that led to Llewis first helicopter flight that very afternoon in a Bell 206 Jet Ranger an aircraft he would one day go on to pilot himself On that day Llewis childhood dream to become a pilot for the Lincs Notts Air Ambulance was born Llewis explained It wasn t until I spoke to George during the air show where the Lincs Notts Air Ambulance s helicopter was on static display that I realised a flying career could be an option for me Chatting with him I was told that the Charity s pilots were civilian pilots and that the operation was not part of the military as I had thought I decided there and then that this was what I wanted to do when I left school Upon leaving school Llewis went on to train as a commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor He then worked as a commercial pilot across England Scotland and Europe which allowed him to gain invaluable experience in some of the harshest weather conditions he has ever had to fly in He went on to work as a relief pilot for various Helicopter Emergency Medical Services before taking up a role to Captain the Humberside Police Helicopter On the impending arrival of the Charity s new aircraft Chief Executive Karen Jobling said We are very excited to be so close to the arrival of our new AW169 helicopter Patient care is at the heart of everything we do The combination of speed endurance and technology together with the potential to deliver patient interventions in a warm dry and well lit interior will be of huge benefit to our communities To find out more about this essential life saving charity or to donate visit www ambucopter org uk 57
Going to Places  OUT   ABOUT  56  Childhood dream turns into reality New pilot prepares to join Lincs   Notts Air Ambulanc...
58 OUT ABOUT OUT ABOUT More trucks more celebrities and more entertainment 59 THE UK S LARGEST TRUCK SHOW MAKING A HUGE RETURN TO THE EAST OF ENGLAND SHOWGROUND PETERBOROUGH ON 30th APRIL AND 1ST MAY T ruckfest Peterborough will return to The East of England showground on May bank holiday weekend and this year it s going to be huge With loads of new events and acts coming it s bound to be a great weekend Each year the event grows with more trucks and people attending the hugely popular outdoor event and this year brings more trucks more celebrities and more entertainment One thing is for sure for both the Peterborough and Scottish events the demand last year was enormous We have just about reached capacity at Peterborough and to ensure your trucks and fleets have a guaranteed place early reservation is definitely recommended Whilst retaining its unique feel the Truckfest events are set to enhance the visitor experience with new elements not previously seen at any of the Truckfests bringing them right up to date with all that s best in the road haulage industry entertainment features and main arena action Ice Road Truckers stars Lisa Kelly and Todd Dewey will be greeting fans all weekend and new to the event this year the outrageous Jesse McClure from Storage Hunters will be joining Todd Dewey in the main arena as hosts so be prepared for some fun and frolics Who knows what could happen The fabulous Monster Trucks Swamp Thing and Slingshot will be in battle in the main arena with lots of stunts and car crushing which is always a popular attraction with the kids and the big kids too With live action and stunts from our top stunt man Terry Grant and live action shows from him and Jason Smyth in the main arena all weekend there is plenty to do and see at Truckfest Peterborough Over the weekend the famous light parade will light up in the main arena for our weekend guests along with a fabulous firework display and live entertainment in our brandnew Plaza New to Truckfest Peterborough 2017 is our Truckfest Plaza which is located right in the heart of the action with a large bar area seating games area and a live stage with entertainment from London s top Elvis tribute Gary Graceland the Birmingham Blues Brothers and the Caverner s top Beatles tribute act We ve also the trucker s bar with karaoke children s funfair exhilarating thrill rides and much more Also at the event will be the massively popular huge machines from the top movie Transformers and for our Dr Who fans Daleck s will be appearing all weekend Another first to Truckfest Peterborough 207 will be from the team that brought you the 2013 2016 smash hit sell out Robot Wars live tour Come and see Matilda create major damage along with all the other stars from the hit TV show Robot Wars fighting live at Truckfest Peterborough 2017 The Truckfest Events is without a doubt the largest truck event within the UK and has been pulling in truck enthusiasts and key industry players for over 35 years It s trusted by all the leading truck manufacturers and operators in the sector to provide an environment they can do business in Truckfest successfully mixes business and pleasure in one event with entertainment for the whole family throughout the weekend Main arena displays and stunt show are always a big attraction Ticket prices are advanced early bird ticket costs 17 50 for an adult children s tickets 5 15 are only 7 50 and family tickets are 50 00 2 adults 2 children Under 5 s go free Tickets can be pre booked by e tickets online on www truckfest co uk Simply bring your printed ticket with you to the showgrounds or alternatively download your ticket onto your smart phone and present your ticket at the gates to gain entry Make sure you book your tickets today to receive the early bird price Parking is free and available on site with disabled parking allocated to customers with a blue sign so please ensure to display this when parking your car To book your tickets or to find out more log on to www truckfest co uk
58  OUT   ABOUT  OUT   ABOUT  More trucks, more celebrities and more entertainment   59  THE UK   S LARGEST TRUCK SHOW MAK...
58 OUT ABOUT OUT ABOUT More trucks more celebrities and more entertainment 59 THE UK S LARGEST TRUCK SHOW MAKING A HUGE RETURN TO THE EAST OF ENGLAND SHOWGROUND PETERBOROUGH ON 30th APRIL AND 1ST MAY T ruckfest Peterborough will return to The East of England showground on May bank holiday weekend and this year it s going to be huge With loads of new events and acts coming it s bound to be a great weekend Each year the event grows with more trucks and people attending the hugely popular outdoor event and this year brings more trucks more celebrities and more entertainment One thing is for sure for both the Peterborough and Scottish events the demand last year was enormous We have just about reached capacity at Peterborough and to ensure your trucks and fleets have a guaranteed place early reservation is definitely recommended Whilst retaining its unique feel the Truckfest events are set to enhance the visitor experience with new elements not previously seen at any of the Truckfests bringing them right up to date with all that s best in the road haulage industry entertainment features and main arena action Ice Road Truckers stars Lisa Kelly and Todd Dewey will be greeting fans all weekend and new to the event this year the outrageous Jesse McClure from Storage Hunters will be joining Todd Dewey in the main arena as hosts so be prepared for some fun and frolics Who knows what could happen The fabulous Monster Trucks Swamp Thing and Slingshot will be in battle in the main arena with lots of stunts and car crushing which is always a popular attraction with the kids and the big kids too With live action and stunts from our top stunt man Terry Grant and live action shows from him and Jason Smyth in the main arena all weekend there is plenty to do and see at Truckfest Peterborough Over the weekend the famous light parade will light up in the main arena for our weekend guests along with a fabulous firework display and live entertainment in our brandnew Plaza New to Truckfest Peterborough 2017 is our Truckfest Plaza which is located right in the heart of the action with a large bar area seating games area and a live stage with entertainment from London s top Elvis tribute Gary Graceland the Birmingham Blues Brothers and the Caverner s top Beatles tribute act We ve also the trucker s bar with karaoke children s funfair exhilarating thrill rides and much more Also at the event will be the massively popular huge machines from the top movie Transformers and for our Dr Who fans Daleck s will be appearing all weekend Another first to Truckfest Peterborough 207 will be from the team that brought you the 2013 2016 smash hit sell out Robot Wars live tour Come and see Matilda create major damage along with all the other stars from the hit TV show Robot Wars fighting live at Truckfest Peterborough 2017 The Truckfest Events is without a doubt the largest truck event within the UK and has been pulling in truck enthusiasts and key industry players for over 35 years It s trusted by all the leading truck manufacturers and operators in the sector to provide an environment they can do business in Truckfest successfully mixes business and pleasure in one event with entertainment for the whole family throughout the weekend Main arena displays and stunt show are always a big attraction Ticket prices are advanced early bird ticket costs 17 50 for an adult children s tickets 5 15 are only 7 50 and family tickets are 50 00 2 adults 2 children Under 5 s go free Tickets can be pre booked by e tickets online on www truckfest co uk Simply bring your printed ticket with you to the showgrounds or alternatively download your ticket onto your smart phone and present your ticket at the gates to gain entry Make sure you book your tickets today to receive the early bird price Parking is free and available on site with disabled parking allocated to customers with a blue sign so please ensure to display this when parking your car To book your tickets or to find out more log on to www truckfest co uk
58  OUT   ABOUT  OUT   ABOUT  More trucks, more celebrities and more entertainment   59  THE UK   S LARGEST TRUCK SHOW MAK...
OUT ABOUT 60 OUT ABOUT Lincoln s History Brought to Life T alented artists from across the UK have been busy painting their selected designs onto life sized Knight sculptures across the city as part of the eagerly awaited Lincoln Knights Trail a major Lincoln attraction for 2017 The Lincoln Knights Trail is a Wild in Art event brought together by Lincoln BIG in partnership with Visit Lincoln and Education Business Partnership EBP in support of local homeless charity the Nomad Trust The 35 sculptures which have been sponsored by local businesses and organisations will form a trail across Lincoln to create a fun free journey of discovery during the summer to commemorate and celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the Charter of the Forest Following a call for artists back in September 2016 over 200 innovative designs were submitted These designs were shortlisted down to 70 and the artists were given the opportunity to paint their design onto a miniature Knight sculpture The 35 sponsors then had the job of selecting their favourite design which were then painted onto the full sized Knights Earlier this month Visit Lincoln and Lincoln BIG teamed up with Lincoln City FC with Visit Lincoln sponsoring a 36th Knight for the Lincoln Knights Trail in honour of the way in which the Imps are spreading Lincoln s fame far and wide The Lincoln City Knight will take up a key position on the Trail Giant killers Lincoln City under the leadership of Manager Danny Cowley and his assistant brother Nicky have thrilled their fans by securing a place in the quarter final of the FA Cup the first non league team in 103 years to reach the last eight in the contest Chief executive of Lincoln BIG Matt Corrigan said Lincoln BIG is very proud to be bringing another interactive public art event to Lincoln following the incredible success and popularity of the 2015 Barons Charter Trail which brought 1m into the local economy It s a fantastic way to bring the city together and highlight two very important events in Lincoln s history Each Knight will go on tour being hosted by its sponsor to promote the forthcoming trail which will start on 20 May 800 years to the day of the Battle of Lincoln until 3 September The Knights will then reunite at Lincoln Castle from 20 27 September before being auctioned at Lincoln Cathedral on 30 September Two thirds of the money raised at the auction will go to the charity partner the Nomad Trust and one third to create a new Art and Innovation Fund for the City F Forest Live 2017 orest Live takes place in June and July every Summer An eclectic mix of acts perform in seven spectacular forest locations across the country Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting improving and expanding England s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife Over Forest Live s 16 year history more than 1 5 million music fans have attended the concerts and money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors With everything required for a great night out including full catering and bar facilities the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere Forest Live in this region takes place in Sherwood Pines Forest near Edwinstowe Notts and this year s headline acts are Olly Murs with special guest Louisa Johnson Friday 23 June Last year saw Olly Murs celebrates his fourth consecutive No 1 album 24 HRS making him the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor Since he shot to fame in 2009 Olly has recorded four multi platinum albums and produced four No 1 singles with total record sales exceeding ten million Tom Jones plus guests Saturday 24 June Sir Tom Jones is indeed a living legend one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music and who continues to have a vital recording and performing career to this day His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres cutting across class divides and appealing to all ages male and female mainstream and cutting edge Elbow with special guest Steve Mason Sunday 25 June Elbow s rise over the past two decades has seen them become one of the most important bands in contemporary British music Front man Guy Garvey s story telling lyrics have honed their unique identity and sound to establish the band a passionate fan base and critical acclaim on their musical journey including two Ivor Novellos and a BRIT award for Best British Band For further info tickets www forestry gov uk music and tel 03000 680400 61
OUT   ABOUT  60  OUT   ABOUT  Lincoln   s History Brought to Life  T  alented artists from across the UK have been busy pa...
OUT ABOUT 60 OUT ABOUT Lincoln s History Brought to Life T alented artists from across the UK have been busy painting their selected designs onto life sized Knight sculptures across the city as part of the eagerly awaited Lincoln Knights Trail a major Lincoln attraction for 2017 The Lincoln Knights Trail is a Wild in Art event brought together by Lincoln BIG in partnership with Visit Lincoln and Education Business Partnership EBP in support of local homeless charity the Nomad Trust The 35 sculptures which have been sponsored by local businesses and organisations will form a trail across Lincoln to create a fun free journey of discovery during the summer to commemorate and celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and the Charter of the Forest Following a call for artists back in September 2016 over 200 innovative designs were submitted These designs were shortlisted down to 70 and the artists were given the opportunity to paint their design onto a miniature Knight sculpture The 35 sponsors then had the job of selecting their favourite design which were then painted onto the full sized Knights Earlier this month Visit Lincoln and Lincoln BIG teamed up with Lincoln City FC with Visit Lincoln sponsoring a 36th Knight for the Lincoln Knights Trail in honour of the way in which the Imps are spreading Lincoln s fame far and wide The Lincoln City Knight will take up a key position on the Trail Giant killers Lincoln City under the leadership of Manager Danny Cowley and his assistant brother Nicky have thrilled their fans by securing a place in the quarter final of the FA Cup the first non league team in 103 years to reach the last eight in the contest Chief executive of Lincoln BIG Matt Corrigan said Lincoln BIG is very proud to be bringing another interactive public art event to Lincoln following the incredible success and popularity of the 2015 Barons Charter Trail which brought 1m into the local economy It s a fantastic way to bring the city together and highlight two very important events in Lincoln s history Each Knight will go on tour being hosted by its sponsor to promote the forthcoming trail which will start on 20 May 800 years to the day of the Battle of Lincoln until 3 September The Knights will then reunite at Lincoln Castle from 20 27 September before being auctioned at Lincoln Cathedral on 30 September Two thirds of the money raised at the auction will go to the charity partner the Nomad Trust and one third to create a new Art and Innovation Fund for the City F Forest Live 2017 orest Live takes place in June and July every Summer An eclectic mix of acts perform in seven spectacular forest locations across the country Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting improving and expanding England s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife Over Forest Live s 16 year history more than 1 5 million music fans have attended the concerts and money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors With everything required for a great night out including full catering and bar facilities the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere Forest Live in this region takes place in Sherwood Pines Forest near Edwinstowe Notts and this year s headline acts are Olly Murs with special guest Louisa Johnson Friday 23 June Last year saw Olly Murs celebrates his fourth consecutive No 1 album 24 HRS making him the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor Since he shot to fame in 2009 Olly has recorded four multi platinum albums and produced four No 1 singles with total record sales exceeding ten million Tom Jones plus guests Saturday 24 June Sir Tom Jones is indeed a living legend one of the few musical artists whose profession began at the dawn of modern popular music and who continues to have a vital recording and performing career to this day His irresistible show traverses musical eras and genres cutting across class divides and appealing to all ages male and female mainstream and cutting edge Elbow with special guest Steve Mason Sunday 25 June Elbow s rise over the past two decades has seen them become one of the most important bands in contemporary British music Front man Guy Garvey s story telling lyrics have honed their unique identity and sound to establish the band a passionate fan base and critical acclaim on their musical journey including two Ivor Novellos and a BRIT award for Best British Band For further info tickets www forestry gov uk music and tel 03000 680400 61
OUT   ABOUT  60  OUT   ABOUT  Lincoln   s History Brought to Life  T  alented artists from across the UK have been busy pa...
62 What s on in Norfolk OUT ABOUT Miraculous Minibeasts NWT Hickling Broad Friday 7th April Friday 20th October Delve into the depths of the squelchy marshes of the Norfolk wilderness to discover the crawly critters which lurk there and prepare to take a closer look A fun activity for all the family to enjoy where you can really get your hands dirty Farmers Market Sandringham Visitor s Centre Restaurant Sunday 26th March Sunday 17th December Browse local seaside produce from healthy meats and seafoods to fresh fruit and vegetables or yummy home baked treats The Farmers Market allows you to get your hands on authentic locally sourced delicious produce Greyhound racing Yarmouth Stadium Every Monday Wednesday and Saturday night until 30th December Greyhound racing provides a fun filled evening of the exhilarating dog races which are regularly televised along with the luxury of grandstands with seating a 240 cover track view restaurant diners fast food chains licensed bars a children s play area and much more packing your evening with things to do and eat 63 Ballet Central UK St George s Theatre Great Yarmouth Beginner s photography Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden Saturday 20th May Professional photographer Peter Mallett runs a workshop sharing his best tips and tricks to the perfect picture Learn the basic controls of your camera and how to maximise its potential to capture a stunning photograph every time Great Yarmouth Arts Festival In Great Yarmouth Friday 2nd June Sunday 11th June The massively successful Arts festival returns to Great Yarmouth hosting activities shows and events all over the city to enjoy Featuring a Carnival day live music events and art exhibitions as well as much more the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival guarantees a cultural and exhilarating day out Friday 2nd June A gorgeous display of ballet works put together by various designers from various pieces in order to create a beautiful and exciting performance which will enchant the whole audience A must see show on the ballet tour
62  What   s on in Norfolk... OUT   ABOUT  Miraculous Minibeasts NWT Hickling Broad,  Friday 7th April- Friday 20th Octobe...
62 What s on in Norfolk OUT ABOUT Miraculous Minibeasts NWT Hickling Broad Friday 7th April Friday 20th October Delve into the depths of the squelchy marshes of the Norfolk wilderness to discover the crawly critters which lurk there and prepare to take a closer look A fun activity for all the family to enjoy where you can really get your hands dirty Farmers Market Sandringham Visitor s Centre Restaurant Sunday 26th March Sunday 17th December Browse local seaside produce from healthy meats and seafoods to fresh fruit and vegetables or yummy home baked treats The Farmers Market allows you to get your hands on authentic locally sourced delicious produce Greyhound racing Yarmouth Stadium Every Monday Wednesday and Saturday night until 30th December Greyhound racing provides a fun filled evening of the exhilarating dog races which are regularly televised along with the luxury of grandstands with seating a 240 cover track view restaurant diners fast food chains licensed bars a children s play area and much more packing your evening with things to do and eat 63 Ballet Central UK St George s Theatre Great Yarmouth Beginner s photography Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden Saturday 20th May Professional photographer Peter Mallett runs a workshop sharing his best tips and tricks to the perfect picture Learn the basic controls of your camera and how to maximise its potential to capture a stunning photograph every time Great Yarmouth Arts Festival In Great Yarmouth Friday 2nd June Sunday 11th June The massively successful Arts festival returns to Great Yarmouth hosting activities shows and events all over the city to enjoy Featuring a Carnival day live music events and art exhibitions as well as much more the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival guarantees a cultural and exhilarating day out Friday 2nd June A gorgeous display of ballet works put together by various designers from various pieces in order to create a beautiful and exciting performance which will enchant the whole audience A must see show on the ballet tour
62  What   s on in Norfolk... OUT   ABOUT  Miraculous Minibeasts NWT Hickling Broad,  Friday 7th April- Friday 20th Octobe...
OUT ABOUT 64 OUT ABOUT Houghton to become focus of the art world Help Create a Green Britain The Green Britain Centre has a mission to educate and empower people to help create a Green Britain Based in a landmark timberframed building in the heart of Norfolk the Centre was created by Ecotricity the world s first green energy company Find out how we can build a greener Britain through sustainable energy transport and food whilst making space for nature Come and share our exciting vision for a Green Britain powered by the wind the sun and the sea where electric cars take us from A to B and where we no longer rely on the meat industry to feed our families The Green Britain Centre is also home to the first windmill in the world open for the public to climb allowing you to experience wind energy up close Make the 300 step journey to the viewing platform at the top designed by famous architect Sir Norman Foster to see the fantastic views it offers Take a look at the electric transport of the future and enjoy excellent Fairtrade coffee and tasty vegan food in the caf some of which is grown in our own organic gardens We ve got some great events coming up in the next couple of months Throughout the Easter holidays we ll be running workshops for children where they can enjoy making pond creatures willow weaving and even design their own shopping bag Every Friday we have a pop up bistro as well as an open mic night on the first Friday of every month Plus we re holding a food plant and craft market on Saturday 8th April The Green Britain Centre offers a truly unique experience Please give us a call on 01760 726 100 email info greenbritaincentre co uk or visit www greenbritaincentre co uk for further information Houghton Hall in West Norfolk is set to become the focus of the art world once again this summer with a major exhibition by the internationally celebrated British sculptor Richard Long The Turner Prize winning Richard Long is one of the most influential figures of conceptual and land art His work is rooted in his deep affinity and engagement with nature From April to October the grounds of the hall will feature specially commissioned new works by the renowned conceptual and land artist in what will be the largest show of his art since his retrospective Heaven and Earth appeared at Tate Britain in 2009 The exhibition EARTHSKY will open on 30th April and runs until October 26th 2017 on Wednesdays Thursdays Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays Visit www houghtonhall com to check dates times and to book tickets online Use promotional code AAAA for 10 discount Children under 17yrs FREE 65
OUT   ABOUT  64  OUT   ABOUT  Houghton to become focus of the art world  Help Create a Green Britain  The Green Britain Ce...
OUT ABOUT 64 OUT ABOUT Houghton to become focus of the art world Help Create a Green Britain The Green Britain Centre has a mission to educate and empower people to help create a Green Britain Based in a landmark timberframed building in the heart of Norfolk the Centre was created by Ecotricity the world s first green energy company Find out how we can build a greener Britain through sustainable energy transport and food whilst making space for nature Come and share our exciting vision for a Green Britain powered by the wind the sun and the sea where electric cars take us from A to B and where we no longer rely on the meat industry to feed our families The Green Britain Centre is also home to the first windmill in the world open for the public to climb allowing you to experience wind energy up close Make the 300 step journey to the viewing platform at the top designed by famous architect Sir Norman Foster to see the fantastic views it offers Take a look at the electric transport of the future and enjoy excellent Fairtrade coffee and tasty vegan food in the caf some of which is grown in our own organic gardens We ve got some great events coming up in the next couple of months Throughout the Easter holidays we ll be running workshops for children where they can enjoy making pond creatures willow weaving and even design their own shopping bag Every Friday we have a pop up bistro as well as an open mic night on the first Friday of every month Plus we re holding a food plant and craft market on Saturday 8th April The Green Britain Centre offers a truly unique experience Please give us a call on 01760 726 100 email info greenbritaincentre co uk or visit www greenbritaincentre co uk for further information Houghton Hall in West Norfolk is set to become the focus of the art world once again this summer with a major exhibition by the internationally celebrated British sculptor Richard Long The Turner Prize winning Richard Long is one of the most influential figures of conceptual and land art His work is rooted in his deep affinity and engagement with nature From April to October the grounds of the hall will feature specially commissioned new works by the renowned conceptual and land artist in what will be the largest show of his art since his retrospective Heaven and Earth appeared at Tate Britain in 2009 The exhibition EARTHSKY will open on 30th April and runs until October 26th 2017 on Wednesdays Thursdays Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays Visit www houghtonhall com to check dates times and to book tickets online Use promotional code AAAA for 10 discount Children under 17yrs FREE 65
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OUT ABOUT 66 OUT ABOUT The bluebell woods of Clumber You walk through this old woodland covered with seasonal bluebells before crossing arable fields and passing the old school house You then walk down a section of Lime Tree Avenue and through another area of woodland heading towards Clumber Lake Following the lakeside path will take you back to your starting point Step by step Start Hardwick village car park grid ref SK637755 1 Starting from Hardwick Village car park walk out of the car park with the farm on your right and up through the village of Hardwick The village was originally for the workers on the estate during the time Clumber was owned by the Dukes of Newcastle Walking through the village you walk past an old red phone box and a green post box both are still used A short distance after the second speed ramp you can see the War Memorial on the right 2 3 4 Shortly after the War Memorial take a right turn at a metal public footpath sign which is pointing in the direction you need to walk If you time it just right and the bluebell is at the height of the flowering season the wonderful scent fills the air Some of the oak trees in this woodland are around 500 years old and are the remains of a fragment of ancient woodland present before the park was enclosed in 1707 These veteran trees provide home to many species of wildlife from owls and woodpeckers to butterflies A tree next to the path is a home to more than 300 bats that roost here during the daytime From dusk these bats feed on insects within the woodland and a single bat can eat 3 000 insects during the night Leaving the fragment of old oak woodland you are now in an area of much younger native trees Continue along this path towards the open field in the distance When you get to the boundary of the woodland the path goes across a field just before you get to the field take a quick glance to the left and you ll see a strip of bluebells running along the field edge The coppiced trees almost form a tunnel over them Head towards the school house following a yellow waymarker as the path goes round the fence line and then across the field still following yellow markers The path eventually meets up with a limestone farm track Here you turn left 5 Watch out for traffic on this section of the walk Continue along the farm track for around of a mile 1 2 km until you eventually come to a tarmac road At this junction carefully cross the road and head downhill After 200yd 182m a wooden bridle way sign on your right will point you in the right direction through Scots pine woodland Follow the path down the slope and at the path junction turn right 6 Continuing along the track you eventually get to Lime Tree Avenue which has a double row of trees Here you turn left to walk between the rows of trees As you go up the hill you reach a wooden swing barrier and a path on the left Take this path with a clump of large mature beech trees on your right and continue along this track 7 8 9 When you reach the road carefully cross the road and head straight into the next woodland The section of the woodland on your left has a good show of bluebells in spring The shade cast by the young beech trees help to restrict the growth of bracken and brambles enabling the flowers to become visible Once you emerge from this woodland you re on open grassland Head towards the road turning left along it Again be aware of vehicles using this road Walking down the slight gradient you will see the lake in front of you and a road crossing it along a raised causeway Continuing along the road you will reach the other side of the lake Take the lakeside path through the car park and keep the lake on your right This is the last section of the walk and takes you back along the lakeside When you reach Hardwick toilets on your left walk along the tarmac path back to the car park Before taking this path a short detour takes you down to the weir and a wooden bridge which you can see just round the corner From here there are good views up the lake towards the chapel or downstream towards farmland and trees in the distance If you have a pair of binoculars look over the farmland for buzzards soaring above it End Hardwick village car park grid ref SK637755 67
OUT   ABOUT  66  OUT   ABOUT  The bluebell woods of Clumber You walk through this old woodland covered with seasonal blueb...
OUT ABOUT 66 OUT ABOUT The bluebell woods of Clumber You walk through this old woodland covered with seasonal bluebells before crossing arable fields and passing the old school house You then walk down a section of Lime Tree Avenue and through another area of woodland heading towards Clumber Lake Following the lakeside path will take you back to your starting point Step by step Start Hardwick village car park grid ref SK637755 1 Starting from Hardwick Village car park walk out of the car park with the farm on your right and up through the village of Hardwick The village was originally for the workers on the estate during the time Clumber was owned by the Dukes of Newcastle Walking through the village you walk past an old red phone box and a green post box both are still used A short distance after the second speed ramp you can see the War Memorial on the right 2 3 4 Shortly after the War Memorial take a right turn at a metal public footpath sign which is pointing in the direction you need to walk If you time it just right and the bluebell is at the height of the flowering season the wonderful scent fills the air Some of the oak trees in this woodland are around 500 years old and are the remains of a fragment of ancient woodland present before the park was enclosed in 1707 These veteran trees provide home to many species of wildlife from owls and woodpeckers to butterflies A tree next to the path is a home to more than 300 bats that roost here during the daytime From dusk these bats feed on insects within the woodland and a single bat can eat 3 000 insects during the night Leaving the fragment of old oak woodland you are now in an area of much younger native trees Continue along this path towards the open field in the distance When you get to the boundary of the woodland the path goes across a field just before you get to the field take a quick glance to the left and you ll see a strip of bluebells running along the field edge The coppiced trees almost form a tunnel over them Head towards the school house following a yellow waymarker as the path goes round the fence line and then across the field still following yellow markers The path eventually meets up with a limestone farm track Here you turn left 5 Watch out for traffic on this section of the walk Continue along the farm track for around of a mile 1 2 km until you eventually come to a tarmac road At this junction carefully cross the road and head downhill After 200yd 182m a wooden bridle way sign on your right will point you in the right direction through Scots pine woodland Follow the path down the slope and at the path junction turn right 6 Continuing along the track you eventually get to Lime Tree Avenue which has a double row of trees Here you turn left to walk between the rows of trees As you go up the hill you reach a wooden swing barrier and a path on the left Take this path with a clump of large mature beech trees on your right and continue along this track 7 8 9 When you reach the road carefully cross the road and head straight into the next woodland The section of the woodland on your left has a good show of bluebells in spring The shade cast by the young beech trees help to restrict the growth of bracken and brambles enabling the flowers to become visible Once you emerge from this woodland you re on open grassland Head towards the road turning left along it Again be aware of vehicles using this road Walking down the slight gradient you will see the lake in front of you and a road crossing it along a raised causeway Continuing along the road you will reach the other side of the lake Take the lakeside path through the car park and keep the lake on your right This is the last section of the walk and takes you back along the lakeside When you reach Hardwick toilets on your left walk along the tarmac path back to the car park Before taking this path a short detour takes you down to the weir and a wooden bridge which you can see just round the corner From here there are good views up the lake towards the chapel or downstream towards farmland and trees in the distance If you have a pair of binoculars look over the farmland for buzzards soaring above it End Hardwick village car park grid ref SK637755 67
OUT   ABOUT  66  OUT   ABOUT  The bluebell woods of Clumber You walk through this old woodland covered with seasonal blueb...
The First Agricultural Show of the Season 68 OUT ABOUT OUT ABOUT Plan a great day out for the whole family with lots to do for all age groups from tiny tots to big kids at the Nottinghamshire County Show Enjoy a great family day out at the fabulous all weather Nottinghamshire County Show Advance tickets cost 10 and accompanied children under 17 years go free At this first agricultural show of the season will be hundreds of animals from all over the country featuring the best cattle sheep goats and pigs alongside superb equine events including national level show jumping and the ever popular majestic Heavy Horses When the animals are not showing families will be able to meet their favourite farmyard characters in their holding areas where the handlers will be only too happy to answer questions about animal husbandry The show offers a jampacked day out with lots to see and do The freestyle motorcross display team Broke FMX will be performing spectacular stunts twice daily in the Main Ring and this year there will be a fabulous collection of big bright shiny new machinery including tractors with more than 30 agricultural machinery stands to visit judging will be done by Mrs Pat Hutchinson Administration Manager Una Marie Palin said We are always looking for local businesses interested in promoting their products or services through sponsorship of the Nottinghamshire County Show and the Floral Arts would be a perfect opportunity for anyone in the horticultural industry Details of sponsorship opportunities can be obtained from una marie palin newarkshowground com The whole family can enjoy a full time table each day of fun and education in the Countryside Area including the informative and amusing Mount Grace Gun Dogs and Derek Tindalls birds of prey demonstrations Come along and make friends with Samson and Bonnie a devoted twosome of 29 year old Giant Tortoises belonging to Aldabra Giant Tortoises UK Follow their journey from Sleaford to the County Show on social media We have it on good authority that they have set off already said Rebecca Knight the newest member of the Show Team we hope they don t get sore feet Show Manager George Taylor said We are delighted at the return of the Music Marquee located near the Main Ring which will feature a plethora of musicians Families can take a seat and listen to the likes of the Hope Community Gospel Choir a jazz quintet and the Nottingham Police Band to name but a few Alex Mercer AWCF will be running Farriery competitions on both days with classes for both registered farriers only and 1st and 2nd year apprentices Schedules and entry forms are available on www nottinghamshirecountyshow com The competitions will be judged by Mr Russell Jones DipWCF This year s competition is kindly sponsored by Arthur Cottam Co Horseshoes Ltd and Read Hyundai of Lincoln Entries are coming in fast and furious for the Veteran Vintage Classic Vehicle Rally Harriet Aram Senior Show Assistant says There is a lovely mix of car types amongst the entries received so far including a Morris Minor Series 2 1956 and a Jaguar XK40 1955 We are grateful to Marshalls of Sutton On Trent for their sponsorship of this rally Closing date for entries is Friday 7 April Floral Art competitions and demonstrations will take place in the Lady Eastwood Centre Competitions are open to all and the closing date is Friday 14 April The schedule is downloadable from the Nottinghamshire County Show website www nottinghamshirecountyshow com and demonstrating tremendous agility body power and strength Go Photography Crazy Golf Newark Canoe Club and Girton Sailing Club are just some of the organisations within The Family Zone where children can get involved and have a taster of a variety of arts and sports including Party Workshops Family Circus who throw out the challenge to become the star of the show and try your hands at juggling your feet at unicycling or even your nerves on their tight wire walk All ages are welcome Nottinghamshire County Show also offers a great retail experience with around 150 traders expected selling everything from outerwear to hand carved furniture and rocking horses handmade leather goods to pet products Other attractions in this popular area are the Highland Ponies new for this year demonstrating the versatility of the breed and Rand Park Farm a family favourite returning with their friendly farmyard animals Avon Valley Ferrets will perform their entertaining antics and there will be rural crafts on display such as stick making and handcrafting of Windsor chairs with the chance to also watch some pottery being hand thrown Representatives of Nottinghamshire Bee Keepers Association will be on hand to answer questions about their fascinating hobby All ages will have fun at the Inspire Shows in The Family Zone watching co ordinated free running routines in the George Stevenson Exhibition Hall with runners flipping and leaping through the air skilfully negotiating any obstacle in their path The Food Experience is the destination for those looking to buy tasty food and drink to take home Located between The Cedric Ford and The Family Zone some of the produce on sale will be artisan breads and cakes along with locally produced spirits hand made toffees fudges and truffles and raw honey products supplied by a local family run business When it s time for a bite to eat take advantage of the ample refreshment outlets serving light snacks and hot drinks as well as hot lunches with wine Or why not become a Society Member and enjoy free entry to the Show on both days along with VIP parking Members Only facilities and complimentary morning coffee with biscuits and afternoon tea with scones Children catered for See www nottinghamshirecountyshow com for further details 69
The First Agricultural Show of the Season  68  OUT   ABOUT  OUT   ABOUT  Plan a great day out for the whole family with lo...
The First Agricultural Show of the Season 68 OUT ABOUT OUT ABOUT Plan a great day out for the whole family with lots to do for all age groups from tiny tots to big kids at the Nottinghamshire County Show Enjoy a great family day out at the fabulous all weather Nottinghamshire County Show Advance tickets cost 10 and accompanied children under 17 years go free At this first agricultural show of the season will be hundreds of animals from all over the country featuring the best cattle sheep goats and pigs alongside superb equine events including national level show jumping and the ever popular majestic Heavy Horses When the animals are not showing families will be able to meet their favourite farmyard characters in their holding areas where the handlers will be only too happy to answer questions about animal husbandry The show offers a jampacked day out with lots to see and do The freestyle motorcross display team Broke FMX will be performing spectacular stunts twice daily in the Main Ring and this year there will be a fabulous collection of big bright shiny new machinery including tractors with more than 30 agricultural machinery stands to visit judging will be done by Mrs Pat Hutchinson Administration Manager Una Marie Palin said We are always looking for local businesses interested in promoting their products or services through sponsorship of the Nottinghamshire County Show and the Floral Arts would be a perfect opportunity for anyone in the horticultural industry Details of sponsorship opportunities can be obtained from una marie palin newarkshowground com The whole family can enjoy a full time table each day of fun and education in the Countryside Area including the informative and amusing Mount Grace Gun Dogs and Derek Tindalls birds of prey demonstrations Come along and make friends with Samson and Bonnie a devoted twosome of 29 year old Giant Tortoises belonging to Aldabra Giant Tortoises UK Follow their journey from Sleaford to the County Show on social media We have it on good authority that they have set off already said Rebecca Knight the newest member of the Show Team we hope they don t get sore feet Show Manager George Taylor said We are delighted at the return of the Music Marquee located near the Main Ring which will feature a plethora of musicians Families can take a seat and listen to the likes of the Hope Community Gospel Choir a jazz quintet and the Nottingham Police Band to name but a few Alex Mercer AWCF will be running Farriery competitions on both days with classes for both registered farriers only and 1st and 2nd year apprentices Schedules and entry forms are available on www nottinghamshirecountyshow com The competitions will be judged by Mr Russell Jones DipWCF This year s competition is kindly sponsored by Arthur Cottam Co Horseshoes Ltd and Read Hyundai of Lincoln Entries are coming in fast and furious for the Veteran Vintage Classic Vehicle Rally Harriet Aram Senior Show Assistant says There is a lovely mix of car types amongst the entries received so far including a Morris Minor Series 2 1956 and a Jaguar XK40 1955 We are grateful to Marshalls of Sutton On Trent for their sponsorship of this rally Closing date for entries is Friday 7 April Floral Art competitions and demonstrations will take place in the Lady Eastwood Centre Competitions are open to all and the closing date is Friday 14 April The schedule is downloadable from the Nottinghamshire County Show website www nottinghamshirecountyshow com and demonstrating tremendous agility body power and strength Go Photography Crazy Golf Newark Canoe Club and Girton Sailing Club are just some of the organisations within The Family Zone where children can get involved and have a taster of a variety of arts and sports including Party Workshops Family Circus who throw out the challenge to become the star of the show and try your hands at juggling your feet at unicycling or even your nerves on their tight wire walk All ages are welcome Nottinghamshire County Show also offers a great retail experience with around 150 traders expected selling everything from outerwear to hand carved furniture and rocking horses handmade leather goods to pet products Other attractions in this popular area are the Highland Ponies new for this year demonstrating the versatility of the breed and Rand Park Farm a family favourite returning with their friendly farmyard animals Avon Valley Ferrets will perform their entertaining antics and there will be rural crafts on display such as stick making and handcrafting of Windsor chairs with the chance to also watch some pottery being hand thrown Representatives of Nottinghamshire Bee Keepers Association will be on hand to answer questions about their fascinating hobby All ages will have fun at the Inspire Shows in The Family Zone watching co ordinated free running routines in the George Stevenson Exhibition Hall with runners flipping and leaping through the air skilfully negotiating any obstacle in their path The Food Experience is the destination for those looking to buy tasty food and drink to take home Located between The Cedric Ford and The Family Zone some of the produce on sale will be artisan breads and cakes along with locally produced spirits hand made toffees fudges and truffles and raw honey products supplied by a local family run business When it s time for a bite to eat take advantage of the ample refreshment outlets serving light snacks and hot drinks as well as hot lunches with wine Or why not become a Society Member and enjoy free entry to the Show on both days along with VIP parking Members Only facilities and complimentary morning coffee with biscuits and afternoon tea with scones Children catered for See www nottinghamshirecountyshow com for further details 69
The First Agricultural Show of the Season  68  OUT   ABOUT  OUT   ABOUT  Plan a great day out for the whole family with lo...
70 OUT ABOUT OUT ABOUT Picture of Tribal History Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of India s Independence First Rain is a new exhibition of Warli tribal art which has developed into an internationally celebrated contemporary art form at The Harley Gallery on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire Featuring more than 80 semi abstract compositions the exhibition illustrates stories and reflections on the sacred and the human folk tales legends and the seasonal round of everyday life in the Warli communities found north of Mumbai on India s west coast Only white paint is used on a red ochre background with depictions of the mother The National Justice Museum Launches in Nottingham April 2017 sees the launch of the National Justice Museum in Nottingham The launch follows a recent 1 million project which was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund The museum which was formerly the Galleries of Justice Museum is based at Nottingham s old courthouse and gaol in the heart of the city s historic Lace Market area The family friendly visitor attraction s impressive collection consists of over 40 000 objects and archives making it the UK s largest collection relating to crime and punishment The independent museum features a variety of free exhibitions and activities and also includes performance led pieces by highly skilled actors The Grade II listed building boasts original courtrooms cells and dungeons which make it the perfect location to help people gain a practical understanding of the law and justice The museum also incorporates the popular City of Caves visitor attraction which is based at intu Broadmarsh The City of Caves takes visitors deep into Nottingham s iconic sandstone caves and offers a family friendly look at the history hidden beneath the streets of the city To learn more about the National Justice Museum visit www nationaljusticemuseum org uk 71 14 April 11 June 2017 goddess as the symbol of fertility and scenes of hunting fishing and farming as common themes First Rain runs from 14 April to 11 June 2017 and is free to enter The exhibition came about through a collaboration between the Harley Gallery and the cultural practice A Fine Line which has been working with Warli artists for many years It focuses on paintings created on paper over the past ten years by the form s acknowledged master Jivya Some Mashe as well as a new generation of artists inspired by him particularly Ramesh Hengade Traditional Warli art is practised mainly by women and involves painting the mud and dung walls of houses with rice paste to celebrate key events and rituals during the year As a child Jivya Some Mashe assisted the women painters honed his skills and developed his imagination to encompass new forms and narratives through his work Our history is not written it is drawn we tell you stories we tell you about our life His success opened up the way for a new generation of artists like Ramesh Hengade For Hengade First Rain is an opportunity to return to the Harley Gallery where he spent time in 2006 as artist in residence An exhibition of work from his time in Nottinghamshire was an immediate sell out in his native India For more information visit www harleygallery co uk
70  OUT   ABOUT  OUT   ABOUT  Picture of Tribal History Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of India   s Independence,   ...
70 OUT ABOUT OUT ABOUT Picture of Tribal History Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of India s Independence First Rain is a new exhibition of Warli tribal art which has developed into an internationally celebrated contemporary art form at The Harley Gallery on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire Featuring more than 80 semi abstract compositions the exhibition illustrates stories and reflections on the sacred and the human folk tales legends and the seasonal round of everyday life in the Warli communities found north of Mumbai on India s west coast Only white paint is used on a red ochre background with depictions of the mother The National Justice Museum Launches in Nottingham April 2017 sees the launch of the National Justice Museum in Nottingham The launch follows a recent 1 million project which was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund The museum which was formerly the Galleries of Justice Museum is based at Nottingham s old courthouse and gaol in the heart of the city s historic Lace Market area The family friendly visitor attraction s impressive collection consists of over 40 000 objects and archives making it the UK s largest collection relating to crime and punishment The independent museum features a variety of free exhibitions and activities and also includes performance led pieces by highly skilled actors The Grade II listed building boasts original courtrooms cells and dungeons which make it the perfect location to help people gain a practical understanding of the law and justice The museum also incorporates the popular City of Caves visitor attraction which is based at intu Broadmarsh The City of Caves takes visitors deep into Nottingham s iconic sandstone caves and offers a family friendly look at the history hidden beneath the streets of the city To learn more about the National Justice Museum visit www nationaljusticemuseum org uk 71 14 April 11 June 2017 goddess as the symbol of fertility and scenes of hunting fishing and farming as common themes First Rain runs from 14 April to 11 June 2017 and is free to enter The exhibition came about through a collaboration between the Harley Gallery and the cultural practice A Fine Line which has been working with Warli artists for many years It focuses on paintings created on paper over the past ten years by the form s acknowledged master Jivya Some Mashe as well as a new generation of artists inspired by him particularly Ramesh Hengade Traditional Warli art is practised mainly by women and involves painting the mud and dung walls of houses with rice paste to celebrate key events and rituals during the year As a child Jivya Some Mashe assisted the women painters honed his skills and developed his imagination to encompass new forms and narratives through his work Our history is not written it is drawn we tell you stories we tell you about our life His success opened up the way for a new generation of artists like Ramesh Hengade For Hengade First Rain is an opportunity to return to the Harley Gallery where he spent time in 2006 as artist in residence An exhibition of work from his time in Nottinghamshire was an immediate sell out in his native India For more information visit www harleygallery co uk
70  OUT   ABOUT  OUT   ABOUT  Picture of Tribal History Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of India   s Independence,   ...
OUT ABOUT 73 An unforgettable atmosphere This year s award winning Splendour Festival Saturday 22 July 2017 will be headlined by Multiple Brit Award winning indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs T he Yorkshire quintet are the first of over 40 acts announced to perform at the city s biggest summer day out at Wollaton Park and winner of Best Festival at the 2016 Live UK Business Awards With an amazing back catalogue of six albums including the Brit Award winning Employment expect a set of huge sing along anthems including I Predict a Riot Oh My God and UK number one single Ruby Kaiser Chiefs said We re really looking forward to performing at Splendour We know the crowd and the setting will make for an unforgettable atmosphere Billy Ocean Busted and Tony Hadley are some of the other confirmed acts who ll be performing at this year s event Organisers DHP Family and Nottingham City Council are keen to replicate the success of last year s biggest ever Splendour overall winner of Best Festival 15 000 39 000 at the 2016 Live Music Business Awards and recognised as Nottingham s favourite family festival which saw a sold out 21 000 strong crowd see headliners Jess Glynne The Human League and UB40 Also confirmed are festival partners Nottingham Trent University and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies who will be providing invaluable technical recording and programming support alongside Notts TV as official media partner With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages including the Confetti stage powered by Nottingham Trent University comedy in the courtyard a kids area and entertainers out and about in the crowd the festival is a fantastic day out for all the family Tickets can be purchased from splendourfestival com or in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre
OUT   ABOUT  73  An unforgettable atmosphere  This year   s award-winning Splendour Festival, Saturday 22 July 2017, will ...
OUT ABOUT 73 An unforgettable atmosphere This year s award winning Splendour Festival Saturday 22 July 2017 will be headlined by Multiple Brit Award winning indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs T he Yorkshire quintet are the first of over 40 acts announced to perform at the city s biggest summer day out at Wollaton Park and winner of Best Festival at the 2016 Live UK Business Awards With an amazing back catalogue of six albums including the Brit Award winning Employment expect a set of huge sing along anthems including I Predict a Riot Oh My God and UK number one single Ruby Kaiser Chiefs said We re really looking forward to performing at Splendour We know the crowd and the setting will make for an unforgettable atmosphere Billy Ocean Busted and Tony Hadley are some of the other confirmed acts who ll be performing at this year s event Organisers DHP Family and Nottingham City Council are keen to replicate the success of last year s biggest ever Splendour overall winner of Best Festival 15 000 39 000 at the 2016 Live Music Business Awards and recognised as Nottingham s favourite family festival which saw a sold out 21 000 strong crowd see headliners Jess Glynne The Human League and UB40 Also confirmed are festival partners Nottingham Trent University and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies who will be providing invaluable technical recording and programming support alongside Notts TV as official media partner With lots happening all over the park aside from the three music stages including the Confetti stage powered by Nottingham Trent University comedy in the courtyard a kids area and entertainers out and about in the crowd the festival is a fantastic day out for all the family Tickets can be purchased from splendourfestival com or in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre
OUT   ABOUT  73  An unforgettable atmosphere  This year   s award-winning Splendour Festival, Saturday 22 July 2017, will ...
OUT ABOUT 75 World Exclusive Dinosaurs of China July October 2017 Grab your tickets now and join the Dinosaur Revolution as Dinosaurs of China opens at Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts this summer The exhibition will include giant skeletons and a range of smaller bird like dinosaurs to tell the newly understood story of how birds evolved from dinosaurs For the first time specimens that have until now only been shown in China will be accessible in the UK Dinosaurs on display will include Gigantoraptor the largest bird like dinosaur ever found and Yi qi the bat like flying dinosaur Visitors will also meet Sinraptor one of the most terrifying dinosaurs of the Jurassic age and Mei long approximately 15 cm long so would fit in the palm of your hand The star attraction is Mamenchisaurus 22 metres long from head to tail The skeleton will be specially mounted in a rearing pose to fit in the building At a towering 13 metres tall this will make it the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the UK There will be 3D dinosaur skeletons and small flattened bird like skeletons preserved in the rock Genuine dinosaur fossils and prehistoric birds showing that skin and feathers will be available to view These new dinosaur discoveries are helping palaeontologists to understand how the prehistoric beasts on display relate to the birds we live alongside today Nottingham Lakeside Arts will be welcoming the Dilophosaurus and an Alxasaurus as part of the world exclusive exhibition of feathered dinosaurs Entrance is free Visitors will experience an interactive exhibition which tells the story of paleo art and discover how science and art help us to figure out how dinosaurs may have looked Become a Palaeontologist for a day and investigate the revelation that birds are really dinosaurs There are activities for all the family and the chance to meet Diana Saurus a lively safari guide who will be at Lakeside Arts throughout the exhibition delivering family fun activities Visit www lakesidearts org uk for full details Book tickets and find out more at our website www dinosaursofchina co uk Facebook www facebook com dinosaursofchina Twitter Chinasaurs17 Chinasaurs17
OUT   ABOUT  75  World Exclusive  - Dinosaurs of China  July-October 2017  Grab your tickets now and join the Dinosaur Rev...
OUT ABOUT 75 World Exclusive Dinosaurs of China July October 2017 Grab your tickets now and join the Dinosaur Revolution as Dinosaurs of China opens at Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts this summer The exhibition will include giant skeletons and a range of smaller bird like dinosaurs to tell the newly understood story of how birds evolved from dinosaurs For the first time specimens that have until now only been shown in China will be accessible in the UK Dinosaurs on display will include Gigantoraptor the largest bird like dinosaur ever found and Yi qi the bat like flying dinosaur Visitors will also meet Sinraptor one of the most terrifying dinosaurs of the Jurassic age and Mei long approximately 15 cm long so would fit in the palm of your hand The star attraction is Mamenchisaurus 22 metres long from head to tail The skeleton will be specially mounted in a rearing pose to fit in the building At a towering 13 metres tall this will make it the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the UK There will be 3D dinosaur skeletons and small flattened bird like skeletons preserved in the rock Genuine dinosaur fossils and prehistoric birds showing that skin and feathers will be available to view These new dinosaur discoveries are helping palaeontologists to understand how the prehistoric beasts on display relate to the birds we live alongside today Nottingham Lakeside Arts will be welcoming the Dilophosaurus and an Alxasaurus as part of the world exclusive exhibition of feathered dinosaurs Entrance is free Visitors will experience an interactive exhibition which tells the story of paleo art and discover how science and art help us to figure out how dinosaurs may have looked Become a Palaeontologist for a day and investigate the revelation that birds are really dinosaurs There are activities for all the family and the chance to meet Diana Saurus a lively safari guide who will be at Lakeside Arts throughout the exhibition delivering family fun activities Visit www lakesidearts org uk for full details Book tickets and find out more at our website www dinosaursofchina co uk Facebook www facebook com dinosaursofchina Twitter Chinasaurs17 Chinasaurs17
OUT   ABOUT  75  World Exclusive  - Dinosaurs of China  July-October 2017  Grab your tickets now and join the Dinosaur Rev...
OUT ABOUT Spend Spring Outdoors By Mackenzie Orrock Living in The Midlands means us Nottinghamshire folk rarely see much more than a blanket of cloud when we look outside but on the rare occasion that the big yellow ball in the sky decides to grace us with its presence the county can be quite the place to be for an afternoon spent outdoors If you re anything like me though you ve been promising to be more active this year since 1st January and yet here you are no doubt sat with your feet up on the couch coffee in hand reading this magazine no judgement so am I While motivation to leave the comfort of your front room is at an all time low an attractive backdrop could be all you need to rattle your bones Wollaton Hall might be internationally recognised as the home of one of the world s favourite superheroes but its grounds are legends in themselves and the ideal place to get some much needed fresh air The perfectly pruned formal gardens and the oldest cast iron glasshouse in Europe are a couple of the highlights to be enjoyed on a spring walk Their website www wollatonhall org uk even features suggested walking routes all you have to do is choose one The University of Nottingham isn t necessarily the first place that springs to mind for an outdoor afternoon but its grounds stunning lake and Arts Centre and Museum make for a serene city escape that s not just open to students Discover years of art and history enjoy a coffee at the Lakeside Caf or take to the water for a stunning view of the famous Trent Building Once you ve done just about as much walking or rowing as your arms and legs will let you a visit to one of the county s outdoor theatre venues is a must Newstead Abbey Nottingham Castle Home Pierrepoint and Langar Hall are just a handful of the places visitors can experience live theatre and outdoor film screenings Bring a blanket and your trusty picnic basket for an evening of unforgettable outdoor entertainment But just in case unlike the rest of us you actually enjoy being active the county s got plenty to keep you on your toes literally as far as activities go Sherwood Forest is renowned as a destination for outdoor adventure swing through the treetops at Go Ape explore the forest on a Segway or walk and cycle your way through its winding woodlands The National Water Sports Centre offers sessions in everything from canoeing and kayaking to open water swimming too as well as a whole host of indoor aquatic activities if the English weather lives up to its reputation So swap your slippers for some walking boots leave your beloved sofa behind and go explore 77
OUT   ABOUT  Spend Spring Outdoors By Mackenzie Orrock  Living in The Midlands means us Nottinghamshire folk rarely see mu...
OUT ABOUT Spend Spring Outdoors By Mackenzie Orrock Living in The Midlands means us Nottinghamshire folk rarely see much more than a blanket of cloud when we look outside but on the rare occasion that the big yellow ball in the sky decides to grace us with its presence the county can be quite the place to be for an afternoon spent outdoors If you re anything like me though you ve been promising to be more active this year since 1st January and yet here you are no doubt sat with your feet up on the couch coffee in hand reading this magazine no judgement so am I While motivation to leave the comfort of your front room is at an all time low an attractive backdrop could be all you need to rattle your bones Wollaton Hall might be internationally recognised as the home of one of the world s favourite superheroes but its grounds are legends in themselves and the ideal place to get some much needed fresh air The perfectly pruned formal gardens and the oldest cast iron glasshouse in Europe are a couple of the highlights to be enjoyed on a spring walk Their website www wollatonhall org uk even features suggested walking routes all you have to do is choose one The University of Nottingham isn t necessarily the first place that springs to mind for an outdoor afternoon but its grounds stunning lake and Arts Centre and Museum make for a serene city escape that s not just open to students Discover years of art and history enjoy a coffee at the Lakeside Caf or take to the water for a stunning view of the famous Trent Building Once you ve done just about as much walking or rowing as your arms and legs will let you a visit to one of the county s outdoor theatre venues is a must Newstead Abbey Nottingham Castle Home Pierrepoint and Langar Hall are just a handful of the places visitors can experience live theatre and outdoor film screenings Bring a blanket and your trusty picnic basket for an evening of unforgettable outdoor entertainment But just in case unlike the rest of us you actually enjoy being active the county s got plenty to keep you on your toes literally as far as activities go Sherwood Forest is renowned as a destination for outdoor adventure swing through the treetops at Go Ape explore the forest on a Segway or walk and cycle your way through its winding woodlands The National Water Sports Centre offers sessions in everything from canoeing and kayaking to open water swimming too as well as a whole host of indoor aquatic activities if the English weather lives up to its reputation So swap your slippers for some walking boots leave your beloved sofa behind and go explore 77
OUT   ABOUT  Spend Spring Outdoors By Mackenzie Orrock  Living in The Midlands means us Nottinghamshire folk rarely see mu...
OUT ABOUT 79 The UK s Premier Picnic Concert Series Returns Since their first concert in 1997 the Battle Proms have been treating their audiences to a heady mix of sublime classical music carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays dramatic cannon fire and stunning firework finales As the series enters its 20th anniversary the elegant Elizabethan Burghley House will once again play host to the opening night as the Battle Proms returns to Stamford on Saturday 8 July 2017 With a loyal audience and up to 8 000 people attending annually the Battle Proms is now in its 13th year at Burghley House The Battle Proms takes much of its historical inspiration from the Napoleonic wars As well as staging a colourful skill at arms cavalry display in full regalia the Battle Proms is also the only place in the world you can see Beethoven s Battle Symphony performed as he intended with 193 live firing cannons providing a thunderous percussion And if this wasn t enough excitement for a summer s afternoon the Battle Proms have worked closely with the Grace Spitfire team over the years to create one of the most carefully choreographed Spitfire displays you are likely to catch this summer So much more than just a fly past this display has the iconic plane dancing through the sky to the opening pieces of the orchestral performance by the New English Concert Orchestra The full orchestral programme then takes centre stage for the rest of the evening complete with a stunning performance by star soprano Denise Leigh and culminating in a flag waving sing a long last night of the Proms style finale as a spectacular firework display lights up the sky WIN TICKETS Aspect has teamed up with the Battle Proms to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to win 2 tickets each To enter simply answer the following question In what year was the first Battle Proms concert The first three correct answers pulled from the hat will win Normal Notts Aspect rules apply closing date 10 04 17 Please email your answers to competitions nottsaspect co uk or send your answers to Nottinghamshire Aspect Battle Proms Competition 69A Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Please include your name email address and phone number so we can contact you if you have been successful Don t want to leave it to chance For more information or to book tickets for this spectacular night out visit www battleproms com or call 01432 355 416 A look ahead to what s in store at Curve In March Curve presents two ground breaking drama productions In a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw s celebrated comedy Pygmalion director Sam Pritchard s fearless new staging interrogates class identity and social mobility in Britain today From 27 March drama fans will then be treated to a bold reimaging of Mary Shelley s classic text Dr Frankenstein in which the title character is a woman Victoria Frankenstein is a brilliant visionary young woman born in a world not ready for her Her experiments lead her to the very brink of human knowledge the secret of life itself and in the dark of night a creature is given life In the same week a brand new production the multi award winning musical RENT explodes onto the theatre s main stage to celebrate the show s 20th anniversary The show tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York and features a score of unforgettable songs including Seasons of Love Take Me or Leave Me and La Vie Boh me There s also plenty of fun in store for families Following Curve s celebrated productions of The Witches and The Twits the venue has teamed up with Nuffield Southampton Theatres to bring another Roald Dahl tale to life onstage Fantastic Mr Fox A juicy tale of greed pride and the power of friendship this world premiere production promises to be a theatrical feast with live music and gloriumptious designs To find out more about Curve s full season visit the website www curveonline co uk
OUT   ABOUT  79  The UK   s Premier Picnic Concert Series Returns Since their first concert in 1997 the Battle Proms have ...
OUT ABOUT 79 The UK s Premier Picnic Concert Series Returns Since their first concert in 1997 the Battle Proms have been treating their audiences to a heady mix of sublime classical music carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays dramatic cannon fire and stunning firework finales As the series enters its 20th anniversary the elegant Elizabethan Burghley House will once again play host to the opening night as the Battle Proms returns to Stamford on Saturday 8 July 2017 With a loyal audience and up to 8 000 people attending annually the Battle Proms is now in its 13th year at Burghley House The Battle Proms takes much of its historical inspiration from the Napoleonic wars As well as staging a colourful skill at arms cavalry display in full regalia the Battle Proms is also the only place in the world you can see Beethoven s Battle Symphony performed as he intended with 193 live firing cannons providing a thunderous percussion And if this wasn t enough excitement for a summer s afternoon the Battle Proms have worked closely with the Grace Spitfire team over the years to create one of the most carefully choreographed Spitfire displays you are likely to catch this summer So much more than just a fly past this display has the iconic plane dancing through the sky to the opening pieces of the orchestral performance by the New English Concert Orchestra The full orchestral programme then takes centre stage for the rest of the evening complete with a stunning performance by star soprano Denise Leigh and culminating in a flag waving sing a long last night of the Proms style finale as a spectacular firework display lights up the sky WIN TICKETS Aspect has teamed up with the Battle Proms to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to win 2 tickets each To enter simply answer the following question In what year was the first Battle Proms concert The first three correct answers pulled from the hat will win Normal Notts Aspect rules apply closing date 10 04 17 Please email your answers to competitions nottsaspect co uk or send your answers to Nottinghamshire Aspect Battle Proms Competition 69A Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Please include your name email address and phone number so we can contact you if you have been successful Don t want to leave it to chance For more information or to book tickets for this spectacular night out visit www battleproms com or call 01432 355 416 A look ahead to what s in store at Curve In March Curve presents two ground breaking drama productions In a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw s celebrated comedy Pygmalion director Sam Pritchard s fearless new staging interrogates class identity and social mobility in Britain today From 27 March drama fans will then be treated to a bold reimaging of Mary Shelley s classic text Dr Frankenstein in which the title character is a woman Victoria Frankenstein is a brilliant visionary young woman born in a world not ready for her Her experiments lead her to the very brink of human knowledge the secret of life itself and in the dark of night a creature is given life In the same week a brand new production the multi award winning musical RENT explodes onto the theatre s main stage to celebrate the show s 20th anniversary The show tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York and features a score of unforgettable songs including Seasons of Love Take Me or Leave Me and La Vie Boh me There s also plenty of fun in store for families Following Curve s celebrated productions of The Witches and The Twits the venue has teamed up with Nuffield Southampton Theatres to bring another Roald Dahl tale to life onstage Fantastic Mr Fox A juicy tale of greed pride and the power of friendship this world premiere production promises to be a theatrical feast with live music and gloriumptious designs To find out more about Curve s full season visit the website www curveonline co uk
OUT   ABOUT  79  The UK   s Premier Picnic Concert Series Returns Since their first concert in 1997 the Battle Proms have ...
Newark gets the Retro Vibe OUT ABOUT 81 Retro Festival the largest festival of all things past in the UK will be heading to the Newark Show Ground on the weekend of the 9 10 11 of June After 11 successful years at Newbury Show Ground Retro Festival have decided to produce another show further north at Newark If you have never been to the Retro Festival you are in for a treat The show ground will be full of exhibits from classic cars American RV s and vintage caravans to a vintage funfair and army re enactors plus over 200 vintage stalls selling everything from clothes to furniture Add this to three music marquees Spitfire Pavilion 1920 s to 1940 s swing and Jive The Black Hangar 1950 s Rock n Roll and the Alternative outdoor stage If that isn t enough there will also be an air show with a fabulous timetable of flying displays including The Red Arrows The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire Hurricane Lancaster and Dakota a Typhoon a Hawk and a Tornado subject to the approval of the RAF Air Events Team Along with the RAF Falcon Parachute Display Team and helicopter flights you just won t know where to look If the show at Newbury is anything to go by Newark has not seen anything like this before The show will appeal for everyone from families to adults and with an 11pm finish each night it must be one of the best value festivals in the country With camping available festival organisers are expecting 20 000 people over the weekend Event organiser Paul Jezard says We have been looking for a more northern venue for some time and have been lucky enough to find the fantastic Newark Showground We are transporting our fantastic show to Newark and we couldn t be more excited We re excited too Paul We can t wait to get on that dance floor and boogie the night away Tickets available at www retrofestival co uk Competition To be in with a chance of winning one of four family passes 2 adults and 2 children simply answer the following question Where will the Retro Festival take place The first four correct answers pulled from the hat will win Normal Notts Aspect rules apply closing date 27 04 17 Please email your answers to competitions nottsaspect co uk or send your answers to Nottinghamshire Aspect Retro Festival Competiton 69A Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Please include your name email address and phone number so we can contact you if you have been successful
Newark gets the Retro Vibe OUT   ABOUT  81  Retro Festival, the largest festival of all things past in the UK, will be hea...
Newark gets the Retro Vibe OUT ABOUT 81 Retro Festival the largest festival of all things past in the UK will be heading to the Newark Show Ground on the weekend of the 9 10 11 of June After 11 successful years at Newbury Show Ground Retro Festival have decided to produce another show further north at Newark If you have never been to the Retro Festival you are in for a treat The show ground will be full of exhibits from classic cars American RV s and vintage caravans to a vintage funfair and army re enactors plus over 200 vintage stalls selling everything from clothes to furniture Add this to three music marquees Spitfire Pavilion 1920 s to 1940 s swing and Jive The Black Hangar 1950 s Rock n Roll and the Alternative outdoor stage If that isn t enough there will also be an air show with a fabulous timetable of flying displays including The Red Arrows The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire Hurricane Lancaster and Dakota a Typhoon a Hawk and a Tornado subject to the approval of the RAF Air Events Team Along with the RAF Falcon Parachute Display Team and helicopter flights you just won t know where to look If the show at Newbury is anything to go by Newark has not seen anything like this before The show will appeal for everyone from families to adults and with an 11pm finish each night it must be one of the best value festivals in the country With camping available festival organisers are expecting 20 000 people over the weekend Event organiser Paul Jezard says We have been looking for a more northern venue for some time and have been lucky enough to find the fantastic Newark Showground We are transporting our fantastic show to Newark and we couldn t be more excited We re excited too Paul We can t wait to get on that dance floor and boogie the night away Tickets available at www retrofestival co uk Competition To be in with a chance of winning one of four family passes 2 adults and 2 children simply answer the following question Where will the Retro Festival take place The first four correct answers pulled from the hat will win Normal Notts Aspect rules apply closing date 27 04 17 Please email your answers to competitions nottsaspect co uk or send your answers to Nottinghamshire Aspect Retro Festival Competiton 69A Main Street Burton Joyce Nottingham NG14 5ED Please include your name email address and phone number so we can contact you if you have been successful
Newark gets the Retro Vibe OUT   ABOUT  81  Retro Festival, the largest festival of all things past in the UK, will be hea...
82 OUT ABOUT OUT ABOUT 83 Top Waterside Destinations for 2017 Britain s 2 000 mile network of navigable inland waterways transports canal boat holidaymakers through rural idylls with wooded glades sweeping farmland and sleepy villages to exciting towns and cities with world class waterside attractions Drifters Waterway Holidays drifters co uk offers over 580 boats for hire from 45 locations across England Scotland and Wales Here s a list of Drifters top waterside destinations for 2017 1 Warwick Castle Said to be Britain s greatest medieval experience the magnificent Warwick Castle next to the River Avon is just a short riverside walk from the Grand Union Canal Developed from the original castle built by William the Conqueror in 1068 Warwick Castle offers visitors a fantastic day out with ramparts to climb birds of prey and mighty trebuchet firing displays the Horrible Histories Maze Castle Dungeon daily history team tours and 64 acres of landscaped gardens to explore From our Stockton base on the Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire Warwick can be reached in seven hours passing through 20 locks 2017 prices from Stockton start at 355 for short break three or four nights and 860 for a week on a boat for up to four people 2 The Hepworth Wakefield This beautiful gallery alongside the Calder Hebble Navigation boasts the largest purpose built exhibition space outside London with over 1 600 square metres of light filled gallery spaces Exhibiting rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth as well as Tim Sayer s extensive collection of modern and contemporary British art including works by Henry Moore Naum Gabo Antony Gormley David Hockney Paul Nash Bridget Riley and Anthony Caro this exciting gallery also hosts changing exhibitions by world famous artists From our Sowerby Bridge base at the junction of the Calder Hebble Navigation and Rochdale Canal in West Yorkshire it s an 11 hour cruise to Wakefield travelling 20 miles and passing through 26 locks 2017 short break three or four nights prices from Sowerby Bridge start at 415 for a boat for two people 620 for a week 3 The Shugborough Estate Once the home of Lord Patrick Lichfield this Georgian Manor house with magnificent riverside grounds said to have an association with the legendary Holy Grail is now the UK s only Complete Working Historic Estate with working kitchens dairy water mill brewhouse and farm As one of just 20 Rare Breeds Survival Trust Farms in the UK Shugborough is also home to a number of breeds rarer than the Giant Panda including Boreray sheep and Middle White Pigs 2017 breaks from Drifters Peak District base currently start at 759 20 for a week on a boat for four people or 535 20 for a short break 4 The Black Country Living Museum Dudley Tunnel From Drifters Tardebigge base on the Worcester Birmingham Canal near Bromsgrove it s an eight hour three lock journey to the Black Country Living Museum Visitors to this 26 acre open air museum can step back in time with costumed characters to meet period shops and houses to explore forge demonstrations to watch a coal mine to descend into fun fair rides to enjoy traditional fish and chips to eat and vintage vehicles to travel on 2017 short break prices on a boat for four from Tardebigge currently start at 455 or 720 for a week 5 National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port From Drifters Anderton base at the junction of the River Weaver and Trent Mersey Canal it s a 21 hour journey along 44 miles of waterway travelling through 22 locks to reach the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port Here canal boat holiday makers can explore historic working docks boats warehouses forge pump house stables and workers cottages where homes from the 1830s 1900s 1930s and 1950s are recreated and costumed characters tell stories of the workers lives 2017 canal boat hire prices from Drifters Anderton base start at 468 for a short break three or four nights on a boat for five people 720 for a week 6 SS Great Britain From Drifters base on the Kennet Avon Canal in Bath Bristol s Floating Harbour is a 10 hour 13 lock journey away From here narrowboat holiday makers can reach the Great Western Dockyard home to Brunel s masterpiece the SS Great Britain This former passenger steamship was once the world s first great luxury liner launched in 1843 by the Great Western Steamship Company for their transatlantic service between Bristol and New York Today visitors to this museum ship can explore the decks and be transported by sights sounds and even smells of life at sea 2017 short break prices on a boat for four from Bath currently start at 455 or 685 for a week For more information about Drifters boating holidays call 0844 984 0322 or visit www drifters co uk For information about visiting the canal network go to www canalrivertrust org uk
82  OUT   ABOUT  OUT   ABOUT  83  Top Waterside Destinations for 2017 Britain   s 2,000 mile network of navigable inland w...
82 OUT ABOUT OUT ABOUT 83 Top Waterside Destinations for 2017 Britain s 2 000 mile network of navigable inland waterways transports canal boat holidaymakers through rural idylls with wooded glades sweeping farmland and sleepy villages to exciting towns and cities with world class waterside attractions Drifters Waterway Holidays drifters co uk offers over 580 boats for hire from 45 locations across England Scotland and Wales Here s a list of Drifters top waterside destinations for 2017 1 Warwick Castle Said to be Britain s greatest medieval experience the magnificent Warwick Castle next to the River Avon is just a short riverside walk from the Grand Union Canal Developed from the original castle built by William the Conqueror in 1068 Warwick Castle offers visitors a fantastic day out with ramparts to climb birds of prey and mighty trebuchet firing displays the Horrible Histories Maze Castle Dungeon daily history team tours and 64 acres of landscaped gardens to explore From our Stockton base on the Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire Warwick can be reached in seven hours passing through 20 locks 2017 prices from Stockton start at 355 for short break three or four nights and 860 for a week on a boat for up to four people 2 The Hepworth Wakefield This beautiful gallery alongside the Calder Hebble Navigation boasts the largest purpose built exhibition space outside London with over 1 600 square metres of light filled gallery spaces Exhibiting rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth as well as Tim Sayer s extensive collection of modern and contemporary British art including works by Henry Moore Naum Gabo Antony Gormley David Hockney Paul Nash Bridget Riley and Anthony Caro this exciting gallery also hosts changing exhibitions by world famous artists From our Sowerby Bridge base at the junction of the Calder Hebble Navigation and Rochdale Canal in West Yorkshire it s an 11 hour cruise to Wakefield travelling 20 miles and passing through 26 locks 2017 short break three or four nights prices from Sowerby Bridge start at 415 for a boat for two people 620 for a week 3 The Shugborough Estate Once the home of Lord Patrick Lichfield this Georgian Manor house with magnificent riverside grounds said to have an association with the legendary Holy Grail is now the UK s only Complete Working Historic Estate with working kitchens dairy water mill brewhouse and farm As one of just 20 Rare Breeds Survival Trust Farms in the UK Shugborough is also home to a number of breeds rarer than the Giant Panda including Boreray sheep and Middle White Pigs 2017 breaks from Drifters Peak District base currently start at 759 20 for a week on a boat for four people or 535 20 for a short break 4 The Black Country Living Museum Dudley Tunnel From Drifters Tardebigge base on the Worcester Birmingham Canal near Bromsgrove it s an eight hour three lock journey to the Black Country Living Museum Visitors to this 26 acre open air museum can step back in time with costumed characters to meet period shops and houses to explore forge demonstrations to watch a coal mine to descend into fun fair rides to enjoy traditional fish and chips to eat and vintage vehicles to travel on 2017 short break prices on a boat for four from Tardebigge currently start at 455 or 720 for a week 5 National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port From Drifters Anderton base at the junction of the River Weaver and Trent Mersey Canal it s a 21 hour journey along 44 miles of waterway travelling through 22 locks to reach the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port Here canal boat holiday makers can explore historic working docks boats warehouses forge pump house stables and workers cottages where homes from the 1830s 1900s 1930s and 1950s are recreated and costumed characters tell stories of the workers lives 2017 canal boat hire prices from Drifters Anderton base start at 468 for a short break three or four nights on a boat for five people 720 for a week 6 SS Great Britain From Drifters base on the Kennet Avon Canal in Bath Bristol s Floating Harbour is a 10 hour 13 lock journey away From here narrowboat holiday makers can reach the Great Western Dockyard home to Brunel s masterpiece the SS Great Britain This former passenger steamship was once the world s first great luxury liner launched in 1843 by the Great Western Steamship Company for their transatlantic service between Bristol and New York Today visitors to this museum ship can explore the decks and be transported by sights sounds and even smells of life at sea 2017 short break prices on a boat for four from Bath currently start at 455 or 685 for a week For more information about Drifters boating holidays call 0844 984 0322 or visit www drifters co uk For information about visiting the canal network go to www canalrivertrust org uk
82  OUT   ABOUT  OUT   ABOUT  83  Top Waterside Destinations for 2017 Britain   s 2,000 mile network of navigable inland w...
OUT ABOUT Creswell Crags shortlisted for a Museums Heritage Award We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award Our Christmas 2016 marketing campaign which involved our much loved cheeky looking cave elf has been shortlisted in the category Marketing Campaign of the Year at the annual national Museums Heritage Awards The awards are very well respected and the calibre of entrants is outstanding The awards had an unprecedented amount of entries this year so the competition was very fierce in order to gain shortlisting in each category Just to get this far is an amazing achievement for Creswell Crags Just a few of the other museums up for various awards include Natural History Museum various National Trust properties National Memorial Arboretum National Museums Scotland The National Holocaust Centre and many more top heritage organisations In the Marketing Campaign category Creswell Heritage Trust are shortlisted alongside Durham Cathedral The Courtauld Gallery National Theatre Mary Rose Trust and Royal College of Physicians Our Marketing Manager Rachel Wood was the driving force behind bringing Craggy Elf to life She said Craggy Elf was my first big marketing idea for Creswell Crags when I started the role in November 2016 I had a vision and it was quite simple I wanted children and their parents to flock to our beautiful site excitedly hunting for a cheeky elf all throughout December right up to Christmas Day I wanted it to become a Christmas tradition for people and something they could do together for fun and enjoyment every year Craggy created a fantastic festive buzz around the place and the weekends when he was hiding were very popular The daily posts on social media of his antics also reached thousands of people I am so proud of our Cave Elf and so thrilled that he has got this far in such a huge national competition Whatever happens in May when we attend the awards in London Craggy will be a part of Christmas at Creswell Crags for many years to come and for that I am very proud indeed Paul Baker our Director also said We are honoured to be recognised on a national level among such a prestigious group by a highly regarded awarding body Our pre Christmas marketing campaign transformed our relationship with our visitors and their participation in the activity suggested that they had adopted our elf mascot as part of their festive celebrations We hope we can build on this in future years and ensure that by following the daily updates Craggy Elf can grow into a local tradition The success of our marketing campaign suggests that we are already well placed We are overjoyed with the success of this activity We will attend an awards ceremony to find out the results of the intensive judging on Wednesday 17th May at a truly magnificent venue 8 Northumberland Avenue in London You can congratulate us via facebook or twitter and wish us well using the hashtag GoCraggyGo The rest of the museums shortlisted are www awards museumsandheritage com awards 2017 85
OUT   ABOUT  Creswell Crags shortlisted for a Museums   Heritage Award  We are absolutely delighted to announce that we ha...
OUT ABOUT Creswell Crags shortlisted for a Museums Heritage Award We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award Our Christmas 2016 marketing campaign which involved our much loved cheeky looking cave elf has been shortlisted in the category Marketing Campaign of the Year at the annual national Museums Heritage Awards The awards are very well respected and the calibre of entrants is outstanding The awards had an unprecedented amount of entries this year so the competition was very fierce in order to gain shortlisting in each category Just to get this far is an amazing achievement for Creswell Crags Just a few of the other museums up for various awards include Natural History Museum various National Trust properties National Memorial Arboretum National Museums Scotland The National Holocaust Centre and many more top heritage organisations In the Marketing Campaign category Creswell Heritage Trust are shortlisted alongside Durham Cathedral The Courtauld Gallery National Theatre Mary Rose Trust and Royal College of Physicians Our Marketing Manager Rachel Wood was the driving force behind bringing Craggy Elf to life She said Craggy Elf was my first big marketing idea for Creswell Crags when I started the role in November 2016 I had a vision and it was quite simple I wanted children and their parents to flock to our beautiful site excitedly hunting for a cheeky elf all throughout December right up to Christmas Day I wanted it to become a Christmas tradition for people and something they could do together for fun and enjoyment every year Craggy created a fantastic festive buzz around the place and the weekends when he was hiding were very popular The daily posts on social media of his antics also reached thousands of people I am so proud of our Cave Elf and so thrilled that he has got this far in such a huge national competition Whatever happens in May when we attend the awards in London Craggy will be a part of Christmas at Creswell Crags for many years to come and for that I am very proud indeed Paul Baker our Director also said We are honoured to be recognised on a national level among such a prestigious group by a highly regarded awarding body Our pre Christmas marketing campaign transformed our relationship with our visitors and their participation in the activity suggested that they had adopted our elf mascot as part of their festive celebrations We hope we can build on this in future years and ensure that by following the daily updates Craggy Elf can grow into a local tradition The success of our marketing campaign suggests that we are already well placed We are overjoyed with the success of this activity We will attend an awards ceremony to find out the results of the intensive judging on Wednesday 17th May at a truly magnificent venue 8 Northumberland Avenue in London You can congratulate us via facebook or twitter and wish us well using the hashtag GoCraggyGo The rest of the museums shortlisted are www awards museumsandheritage com awards 2017 85
OUT   ABOUT  Creswell Crags shortlisted for a Museums   Heritage Award  We are absolutely delighted to announce that we ha...
86 DERBYSHIRE Out and about in Derbyshire
86  DERBYSHIRE  Out and about in Derbyshire
86 DERBYSHIRE Out and about in Derbyshire
86  DERBYSHIRE  Out and about in Derbyshire
DERBYSHIRE 88 89 Courtesy of Ashley Franklin By Maddie Storey Derbyshire has it all Welcome to the great outdoors the perfect place for hard core cyclists and lovers of strolls F rom budding explorers to relaxed bird watchers Derbyshire offers the most spectacular scenes of the countryside packed with things to do and see making it a superb and thrilling day out for all of the family Whether you want to have afternoon tea in the gorgeous gardens of a historic stately home or if intense backpacking is more your style Derbyshire has something for every countryside lover The Peak District is home to the most gorgeous of walkways and paths with breath taking scenery everywhere you look From hills and valleys to winding rivers venture through the spectacular countryside enjoying fantastic surroundings as you go Dig out your camping gear to revel in an active weekend exploring the treasures of the Derbyshire hills and villages Hop from town to village for an authentic and thrilling countryside experience tasting the local foods in sweet hillside caf s Family days out picnicking critter hunting and cycling under the glorious sun provide the ideal break from staying home to watch the telly getting your family up and active Extend your day time trip by pitching camp in one of the completely pristine campsites situated all over the Peak District to suit everyone s tastes from pitching your tent in a rugged field made for only the thrill seekers to dirt free caravan sites fully equipped with the most up to date and spotless facilities Dine in one of the many traditional pubs dotted around in the most scenic locations in Derbyshire with refreshing drinks and classic pub food to satisfy your hunger after a busy day Matlock Bath offers a builtup alternative for an equally exciting trip to Derbyshire Ride on the Heights of Abraham cable cars taking you on a relaxing ride over the natural beauty of the countryside in roomy and comfortable cars to maximise your enjoyment Explore the caverns before visiting the educational exhibitions where you can indulge in the rich history of Matlock Bath and its fantastic cable car system With on site restaurants and snack bars as well as picturesque picnic spots you can enjoy a mouth watering lunch amongst acres of stunning woodland Let the kids burn off some energy on one of the many playgrounds in the Heights of Abraham Park A fun indoor experience can be found in the Matlock Bath Aquarium introducing your family to the wonders of the deep and providing an educational and exciting day out Roam the traditional Victorian building which has been completely refurbished inside to home the fantastic holograms exhibitions and sea creatures of the aquarium Dovedale in the heart of Ashbourne provides scenic walking routes ideal for an afternoon stroll or serious hiking experience the dazzling country scenes before embarking on a walk up the steep and challenging Thorpe Cloud Appreciate the various species of wildlife which inhabit the vast landscape whilst breathing in the fresh country air Dovedale s gorgeous fields offer a peaceful and scenic route come rain or shine with paths which twist and turn through brambles trees and open fields you are guaranteed to get a brilliant taste of the countryside Up and down the cobbled streets in Ashbourne you ll find many family run shops several of which specialise in antiques Stroll through the centre of little boutiques and cafes amongst the fine Georgian architecture getting an authentic feel for Derbyshire Derbyshire is home to some of the oldest and most interesting architecture in the East Midlands from castles to stately homes and the landscape holds many gorgeous and precious buildings Chesterfield has various churches and houses which date beyond Elizabethan times meaning they are enriched with history and culture Enjoy an unforgettable trip to Bolsover Castle roaming the traditional and romantic castle grounds or go to Church of St Mary s and All Saints to delve into the history of the area Visit the ruins of Sutton Scarsdale Hall for fabulous grounds to saunter through or Hardwick Hall to behold the gorgeous Elizabethan stately home rich with history No matter what takes your interest Derbyshire has it all the quiet charming villages lined with shops and cafes the intense hiking trails and the unlimited things to do and see There are infinite opportunities in Derbyshire making every little village no matter how small well worth a visit Take your dog your kids your friends or maybe just yourself pack a picnic bag and venture out into the dazzling hills of Derbyshire Your day out is bound to be so satisfying and thrilling you will be left wondering which village to explore next
DERBYSHIRE  88  89  Courtesy of Ashley Franklin  By Maddie Storey  Derbyshire has it all Welcome to the great outdoors, th...
DERBYSHIRE 88 89 Courtesy of Ashley Franklin By Maddie Storey Derbyshire has it all Welcome to the great outdoors the perfect place for hard core cyclists and lovers of strolls F rom budding explorers to relaxed bird watchers Derbyshire offers the most spectacular scenes of the countryside packed with things to do and see making it a superb and thrilling day out for all of the family Whether you want to have afternoon tea in the gorgeous gardens of a historic stately home or if intense backpacking is more your style Derbyshire has something for every countryside lover The Peak District is home to the most gorgeous of walkways and paths with breath taking scenery everywhere you look From hills and valleys to winding rivers venture through the spectacular countryside enjoying fantastic surroundings as you go Dig out your camping gear to revel in an active weekend exploring the treasures of the Derbyshire hills and villages Hop from town to village for an authentic and thrilling countryside experience tasting the local foods in sweet hillside caf s Family days out picnicking critter hunting and cycling under the glorious sun provide the ideal break from staying home to watch the telly getting your family up and active Extend your day time trip by pitching camp in one of the completely pristine campsites situated all over the Peak District to suit everyone s tastes from pitching your tent in a rugged field made for only the thrill seekers to dirt free caravan sites fully equipped with the most up to date and spotless facilities Dine in one of the many traditional pubs dotted around in the most scenic locations in Derbyshire with refreshing drinks and classic pub food to satisfy your hunger after a busy day Matlock Bath offers a builtup alternative for an equally exciting trip to Derbyshire Ride on the Heights of Abraham cable cars taking you on a relaxing ride over the natural beauty of the countryside in roomy and comfortable cars to maximise your enjoyment Explore the caverns before visiting the educational exhibitions where you can indulge in the rich history of Matlock Bath and its fantastic cable car system With on site restaurants and snack bars as well as picturesque picnic spots you can enjoy a mouth watering lunch amongst acres of stunning woodland Let the kids burn off some energy on one of the many playgrounds in the Heights of Abraham Park A fun indoor experience can be found in the Matlock Bath Aquarium introducing your family to the wonders of the deep and providing an educational and exciting day out Roam the traditional Victorian building which has been completely refurbished inside to home the fantastic holograms exhibitions and sea creatures of the aquarium Dovedale in the heart of Ashbourne provides scenic walking routes ideal for an afternoon stroll or serious hiking experience the dazzling country scenes before embarking on a walk up the steep and challenging Thorpe Cloud Appreciate the various species of wildlife which inhabit the vast landscape whilst breathing in the fresh country air Dovedale s gorgeous fields offer a peaceful and scenic route come rain or shine with paths which twist and turn through brambles trees and open fields you are guaranteed to get a brilliant taste of the countryside Up and down the cobbled streets in Ashbourne you ll find many family run shops several of which specialise in antiques Stroll through the centre of little boutiques and cafes amongst the fine Georgian architecture getting an authentic feel for Derbyshire Derbyshire is home to some of the oldest and most interesting architecture in the East Midlands from castles to stately homes and the landscape holds many gorgeous and precious buildings Chesterfield has various churches and houses which date beyond Elizabethan times meaning they are enriched with history and culture Enjoy an unforgettable trip to Bolsover Castle roaming the traditional and romantic castle grounds or go to Church of St Mary s and All Saints to delve into the history of the area Visit the ruins of Sutton Scarsdale Hall for fabulous grounds to saunter through or Hardwick Hall to behold the gorgeous Elizabethan stately home rich with history No matter what takes your interest Derbyshire has it all the quiet charming villages lined with shops and cafes the intense hiking trails and the unlimited things to do and see There are infinite opportunities in Derbyshire making every little village no matter how small well worth a visit Take your dog your kids your friends or maybe just yourself pack a picnic bag and venture out into the dazzling hills of Derbyshire Your day out is bound to be so satisfying and thrilling you will be left wondering which village to explore next
DERBYSHIRE  88  89  Courtesy of Ashley Franklin  By Maddie Storey  Derbyshire has it all Welcome to the great outdoors, th...
90 DERBYSHIRE DERBYSHIRE 91 New attractions and free parking 187th Bakewell Show A shopping village free parking and an inaugural beer competition will head the line up of new events at the 187th Bakewell Show The Show which takes place at Bakewell Showground on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 August with a dedicated equestrian day on Tuesday 1 is implementing the new additions following feedback from show goers Janet Bailey Bakewell Show manager said Free parking is something we ve been looking into offering for a couple of years now but it s tricky with us having to lease enough land as we don t own enough ourselves We re delighted to be able to give visitors this free facility this year The new shopping village will stand where the former Village Green space was we wanted to open up the public walkways to give a more spacious feel and this layout has helped us to achieve that with better space for browsing We ve thought about a beer competition for a couple of years now Janet added With the surge in microbreweries and home brewing we wanted to recognise people doing it locally The beer competition will be run by Matteo Frau head brewer at Birchover Brewery Categories include best microbrewery and best homebrew with the latter winning a day brewing at the Red Lion and the former s beer on sale at next year s Show Details for anyone wishing to participate in the competition will be available at bakewellshow org in the coming weeks True to its agricultural heart there will be a wide variety of animals to rub noses with as well as educational opportunities such as a visit to the new Dairy Show a unique display of vintage dairy equipment from the 1940 to the 1960s which gives an insight into how milk was produced and how the cows were milked right through to bottling Also new for 2017 is a large vintage vehicle parade in centre ring weather permitting Stunning examples of cars tractors and motorbikes will be on display at the first parade of its kind at the Show Visitors can enjoy all of this along with an expanded children s zone hundreds of artisan food and craft stalls a WI marquee professional and companion dog shows poultry and rabbit classes and a flower show marquee once again making the Show a full day out for the whole family The 2017 show president is Lord Lieutenant for Derbyshire Willie Tucker the Queen s representative in the county Adult tickets are 17 in advance and 18 on the gate Seniors are 15 in advance and 16 on the gate while children s and Equestrian Day tickets cost 5 Programmes will be on sale at the event priced at 1 Bakewell Show is run by Bakewell Agricultural Horticultural Society Ltd a not for profit charitable organisation which seeks to preserve this historic event For tickets visit bakewellshow org or call 01629 812736 Packed programme of events T he packed programme of events this year at Crich Tramway Village includes two World War II 1940 s events one at Easter and one on 12th and 13th August The Beer and Bands event from 29th April to 1st May provides the opportunity to try some local cask ales from the Red Lion Pub and enjoy entertainment from various bands Beside the Seaside returns from 27th May to 4th June and brings the seaside to Crich This event is popular with families and features some good old fashioned seaside entertainment on various days including a flea circus Punch and Judy face painting and balloon modelling bingo and craft activities For transport enthusiasts we have classic vehicle gatherings on 11th June and 27th and 28th August whilst 2nd July is a must for motorcycle fans with a day devoted to classic motorcycles in conjunction with the Vincent Owners Club The Edwardian Event on 15th and 16th July includes some World War I anniversary elements and an additional event in the evening with a production of Tickets Please by D H Lawrence Back by popular demand is Steampunk Day on 7th October when you can enjoy a feast of alternative history is combined with science fantasy The Starlight Spectacular from 23rd to 29th October features trams running into the early evening when the Village is lit up and there are various family activities each day The season finishes with a Winter Festival between 30th October until 5th November For more information visit www tramway co uk
90  DERBYSHIRE  DERBYSHIRE  91  New attractions and free parking 187th Bakewell Show  A shopping    village   , free parki...
90 DERBYSHIRE DERBYSHIRE 91 New attractions and free parking 187th Bakewell Show A shopping village free parking and an inaugural beer competition will head the line up of new events at the 187th Bakewell Show The Show which takes place at Bakewell Showground on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 August with a dedicated equestrian day on Tuesday 1 is implementing the new additions following feedback from show goers Janet Bailey Bakewell Show manager said Free parking is something we ve been looking into offering for a couple of years now but it s tricky with us having to lease enough land as we don t own enough ourselves We re delighted to be able to give visitors this free facility this year The new shopping village will stand where the former Village Green space was we wanted to open up the public walkways to give a more spacious feel and this layout has helped us to achieve that with better space for browsing We ve thought about a beer competition for a couple of years now Janet added With the surge in microbreweries and home brewing we wanted to recognise people doing it locally The beer competition will be run by Matteo Frau head brewer at Birchover Brewery Categories include best microbrewery and best homebrew with the latter winning a day brewing at the Red Lion and the former s beer on sale at next year s Show Details for anyone wishing to participate in the competition will be available at bakewellshow org in the coming weeks True to its agricultural heart there will be a wide variety of animals to rub noses with as well as educational opportunities such as a visit to the new Dairy Show a unique display of vintage dairy equipment from the 1940 to the 1960s which gives an insight into how milk was produced and how the cows were milked right through to bottling Also new for 2017 is a large vintage vehicle parade in centre ring weather permitting Stunning examples of cars tractors and motorbikes will be on display at the first parade of its kind at the Show Visitors can enjoy all of this along with an expanded children s zone hundreds of artisan food and craft stalls a WI marquee professional and companion dog shows poultry and rabbit classes and a flower show marquee once again making the Show a full day out for the whole family The 2017 show president is Lord Lieutenant for Derbyshire Willie Tucker the Queen s representative in the county Adult tickets are 17 in advance and 18 on the gate Seniors are 15 in advance and 16 on the gate while children s and Equestrian Day tickets cost 5 Programmes will be on sale at the event priced at 1 Bakewell Show is run by Bakewell Agricultural Horticultural Society Ltd a not for profit charitable organisation which seeks to preserve this historic event For tickets visit bakewellshow org or call 01629 812736 Packed programme of events T he packed programme of events this year at Crich Tramway Village includes two World War II 1940 s events one at Easter and one on 12th and 13th August The Beer and Bands event from 29th April to 1st May provides the opportunity to try some local cask ales from the Red Lion Pub and enjoy entertainment from various bands Beside the Seaside returns from 27th May to 4th June and brings the seaside to Crich This event is popular with families and features some good old fashioned seaside entertainment on various days including a flea circus Punch and Judy face painting and balloon modelling bingo and craft activities For transport enthusiasts we have classic vehicle gatherings on 11th June and 27th and 28th August whilst 2nd July is a must for motorcycle fans with a day devoted to classic motorcycles in conjunction with the Vincent Owners Club The Edwardian Event on 15th and 16th July includes some World War I anniversary elements and an additional event in the evening with a production of Tickets Please by D H Lawrence Back by popular demand is Steampunk Day on 7th October when you can enjoy a feast of alternative history is combined with science fantasy The Starlight Spectacular from 23rd to 29th October features trams running into the early evening when the Village is lit up and there are various family activities each day The season finishes with a Winter Festival between 30th October until 5th November For more information visit www tramway co uk
90  DERBYSHIRE  DERBYSHIRE  91  New attractions and free parking 187th Bakewell Show  A shopping    village   , free parki...
DERBYSHIRE 92 DERBYSHIRE Improving life in the village The Perfect Place to Stay At Darwin Forest Country Park on the edge of the stunning Derbyshire Peak District they have created the perfect setting for you to relax and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life far behind During 2016 Visit England rated Darwin Forest as a 5 Star Holiday Park and awarded the coveted Gold Award for excelling in hospitality and service The Park was also awarded Gold in the David Bellamy Awards in recognition of our measures to protect and enhance the natural environment Darwin Forest combines luxury self catering holiday accommodation with fantastic onsite facilities including a swimming pool spa restaurant play centre and family activities It is the perfect place to stay for visiting scenic countryside stately homes including Chatsworth House and a wide range of local attractions The weather vane at Eyam museum is a black rat that reflects the main theme of the display the famous outbreak of Bubonic Plague in Eyam in 1665 6 when the villagers quarantined themselves to prevent the spread of disease to other towns and villages In the entrance hall a large mural illustrates in detail the London Plague An account of the world wide spread of Plague follows leading up to its arrival in Eyam in l 665 in an infected bundle of cloth The awful symptoms are described along with some very strange ancient cure remedies Harrowing stories of individual families have been carefully researched and are graphically told You will see the Rectors Mompesson and Stanley discussing the quarantining of the village and the dreadful last days of Plague victim John Daniel Detailed statistics more anecdotes of this time and recent Plague outbreaks are clearly presented before we show how the village recovered Silk cotton agriculture shoes lead and fluorspar mining and quarrying played their part in Eyam s subsequent history The display ends with a display of local minerals and fossils Our temporary World War One exhibition is funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery and has won two Derbyshire Heritage Awards Villagers Coming Together Eyam Museum has been created by people from the village and is run by local people It is typical of Eyam which has a history of community action villagers coming together The luxury lodges are nestled within a 47 acre woodland paradise and are furnished to the highest standards The tranquil location and comfortable lodges provide the perfect setting for you and your family to relax and spend valuable time together and our central location makes us the ideal destination for family reunions and celebrations Many of our lodges are pet friendly with some even including an indulgent hot tub on the veranda to improve life in the village The museum has charity status and depends on the goodwill of the volunteers to keep it open Many of the stewards are based in or have a family connection with Eyam We want to keep the story alive by retelling it and honor the sacrifice of those villagers of 350 years ago The foundation of Eyam Museum was inspired by Clarence Daniel a lifelong resident of Eyam who collected local fossils minerals archaeological materials and documents and papers related to the village and its history He ran a small private museum in his own home His collection was passed to the Village Society on his death in 1987 and it was decided that this should form the basis of a museum collection To find out more about Darwin Forest please visit www darwinforest co uk Education at Eyam Museum Each year thousands of school pupils and their teachers visit the Museum The terrible story of the loss of life and the decision villagers took to quarantine themselves provides a moving and powerful example of self sacrifice The plague story coupled with the history of the village provides a fascinating breadth of material that can be used in discovering various aspects of the curriculum Visiting the museum and exploring the village is an interesting and exciting adventure Find out about bubonic plague in the Peak District village where it killed over a third of the population in 1665 6 Learn about the black rats the fleas that carried the disease the stories of the families it affected and how the village recovered afterwards Hawkhill Rd Eyam Derbyshire S32 5QP Signposted in the village Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10 am to 4 30 pm Last admission 4 pm 28th March to 5th November 2017 Groups are advised to book in advance by calling 0114 230 5723 There is wheelchair access to the ground floor and a stair lift is available www eyam museum org uk Telephone 01433 631371 93
DERBYSHIRE  92  DERBYSHIRE  Improving life in the village  The Perfect Place to Stay At Darwin Forest Country Park, on the...
DERBYSHIRE 92 DERBYSHIRE Improving life in the village The Perfect Place to Stay At Darwin Forest Country Park on the edge of the stunning Derbyshire Peak District they have created the perfect setting for you to relax and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life far behind During 2016 Visit England rated Darwin Forest as a 5 Star Holiday Park and awarded the coveted Gold Award for excelling in hospitality and service The Park was also awarded Gold in the David Bellamy Awards in recognition of our measures to protect and enhance the natural environment Darwin Forest combines luxury self catering holiday accommodation with fantastic onsite facilities including a swimming pool spa restaurant play centre and family activities It is the perfect place to stay for visiting scenic countryside stately homes including Chatsworth House and a wide range of local attractions The weather vane at Eyam museum is a black rat that reflects the main theme of the display the famous outbreak of Bubonic Plague in Eyam in 1665 6 when the villagers quarantined themselves to prevent the spread of disease to other towns and villages In the entrance hall a large mural illustrates in detail the London Plague An account of the world wide spread of Plague follows leading up to its arrival in Eyam in l 665 in an infected bundle of cloth The awful symptoms are described along with some very strange ancient cure remedies Harrowing stories of individual families have been carefully researched and are graphically told You will see the Rectors Mompesson and Stanley discussing the quarantining of the village and the dreadful last days of Plague victim John Daniel Detailed statistics more anecdotes of this time and recent Plague outbreaks are clearly presented before we show how the village recovered Silk cotton agriculture shoes lead and fluorspar mining and quarrying played their part in Eyam s subsequent history The display ends with a display of local minerals and fossils Our temporary World War One exhibition is funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery and has won two Derbyshire Heritage Awards Villagers Coming Together Eyam Museum has been created by people from the village and is run by local people It is typical of Eyam which has a history of community action villagers coming together The luxury lodges are nestled within a 47 acre woodland paradise and are furnished to the highest standards The tranquil location and comfortable lodges provide the perfect setting for you and your family to relax and spend valuable time together and our central location makes us the ideal destination for family reunions and celebrations Many of our lodges are pet friendly with some even including an indulgent hot tub on the veranda to improve life in the village The museum has charity status and depends on the goodwill of the volunteers to keep it open Many of the stewards are based in or have a family connection with Eyam We want to keep the story alive by retelling it and honor the sacrifice of those villagers of 350 years ago The foundation of Eyam Museum was inspired by Clarence Daniel a lifelong resident of Eyam who collected local fossils minerals archaeological materials and documents and papers related to the village and its history He ran a small private museum in his own home His collection was passed to the Village Society on his death in 1987 and it was decided that this should form the basis of a museum collection To find out more about Darwin Forest please visit www darwinforest co uk Education at Eyam Museum Each year thousands of school pupils and their teachers visit the Museum The terrible story of the loss of life and the decision villagers took to quarantine themselves provides a moving and powerful example of self sacrifice The plague story coupled with the history of the village provides a fascinating breadth of material that can be used in discovering various aspects of the curriculum Visiting the museum and exploring the village is an interesting and exciting adventure Find out about bubonic plague in the Peak District village where it killed over a third of the population in 1665 6 Learn about the black rats the fleas that carried the disease the stories of the families it affected and how the village recovered afterwards Hawkhill Rd Eyam Derbyshire S32 5QP Signposted in the village Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10 am to 4 30 pm Last admission 4 pm 28th March to 5th November 2017 Groups are advised to book in advance by calling 0114 230 5723 There is wheelchair access to the ground floor and a stair lift is available www eyam museum org uk Telephone 01433 631371 93
DERBYSHIRE  92  DERBYSHIRE  Improving life in the village  The Perfect Place to Stay At Darwin Forest Country Park, on the...
EAST COAST 94 EAST COAST 95 Just take in the vista and watch the world go by On the shores of Skegness sea front is a hotel that has attracted three generations of visitors over the years The Palm Court Hotel has just undergone an extensive refurbishment and is open for business offering comfortable and relaxing en suite accommodation With gorgeous sea views across the beach and bowling greens it doesn t matter what the weather may hold Just take in the vista East coast holiday ideas Everyone needs a break from their day to day lifestyle but with the hindrance of distance and money it can sometimes seem quite difficult to find your perfect escape Whether it is relaxing on the beach in Mablethorpe or riding the rollercoasters in Skegness the South East coast is home to many wondrous attractions which are guaranteed to give you the break you need right on your doorstep S kegness is known for its family orientated attractions lined along the sea front providing the perfect weekend break for all the family One of the most well known is the exciting theme park Fantasy Island home to exhilarating rides live shows and infant soft plays making it an enjoyable day out for all ages The traditional Skegness markets sell everything from fashionable clothing and homeware to sweet treats including classic sticks of seaside rock to take home Butlins resort also offers live entertainment a fairground and their famously thrilling Splash Waterworld as well as much more Butlin s provides a variety of accommodation options within the resort from hotels apartments and chalets not to mention the resort is surrounded by caravan parks perfect for customising your luxurious weekend the way you want it The Mablethorpe beach is home to glorious golden sands ideal for castle building or kicking back to relax The grassy dunes provide the perfect place for budding explorers to share yummy picnics under the sun The blue sea splendid for swimming is monitored by lifeguard patrols and equipped with its own lifeboat station for maximum safety meaning you have less worries and more relaxation time Mablethorpe beach is a regular seaside award winner for its impeccable cleanliness and facilities which mean you can expect the absolute best from this day out The ultimate fun experience for your little ones to enjoy is the sand train it sweeps the sands collecting passengers and taking them on an entertaining ride to enjoy the coast The Ingoldmells promenade accommodates Bibby s fish bar where you can taste traditional English fish and chips along the sunny sea front before visiting Planet fun Ingoldmells most popular amusement arcade home to old school games and machines Extend the fun by booking an overnight stay in one of Ingoldmells finest beach front hotels or caravan parks and continue to uncover the jewels of the South East coast Visit Coastfields Holiday Village to experience a friendly and fun atmosphere for your holiday with amazing staff and nighttime entertainment this holiday park is located just a short walk from all the lively attractions of Skegness Sutton on sea holds endless fun at the Sandilands golf club excellent for all ages and the ideal daytime activity to get out in the sun Venture upon the course situated by the beach for some summer fun with the family Follow your round of golf with a bite to eat in the charming Beach Bar or head to a local pub for some delicious food and refreshing drinks Rent out a beach hut to kick back and take in the stunning views of Sutton beach or embark on the cycleway which runs from Sutton all the way to Mablethorpe for the ultimate cycling experience If an active holiday is for you visit the Black Cat Equestrian Centre and see the gorgeous creatures up close or even ride one Chapel St Leonards is a popular little holiday village only 7 miles along the coast from Skegness a slightly more quiet option for a holiday location but just as much fun Chapel St Leonards offers a range of accommodation options from hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation to camping sites and caravanning spaces meaning you can spend your holiday how you want Packed with things to do from the gorgeous beach to the bustling square home to traditional shops and amusement arcades Chapel provides something for all the family On an evening your entertainment is sorted as the local pubs and bars all come to life welcoming you with drinks food and live entertainment This little holiday village is most wellknown for its local car boot sales where you can browse various stalls and hunt for seaside treasures Head to Lakeside Leisure where you can race quad bikes hire motorboats or play crazy golf under the sun or for a more relaxed day out you can simply go fishing or laze about by the lake The South East coast is the beholder of many seaside jewels packed with things to do and see there is no doubt it is a faultless destination for a weekend break or family day out The abundance of attractions to enjoy up and down the coast guarantee you an amazing weekend With all the different yet unique seaside towns to visit in Lincolnshire the only problem you are going to have is which one to choose first and watch the world go by The hotel is situated close to all the attractions Skegness has to offer including Natureland Embassy Theatre Gibraltar Point Fantasy Island and the market 13 en suite bedrooms offer visitors a delightful place to take a break The family run business owned by Janet and Nigel Tett has welcomed holiday makers for seventeen years Nigel said It is wonderful to see people who spend their time with us as many as four times a year Customers come from all over the UK now transport links have greatly improved The dualling of the A46 has taken half an hour of journey times Once you are here we have superb public transport so no need to get in the car So relax and take time out at the resort of Skegness You will be sure of a warm welcome at The Palm Court Hotel A warm welcome awaits you at The Palm Court where your holiday begins With over fifteen years experience we are confident you will enjoy your stay in our family run business We are perfectly situated in the quiet area of the sea front opposite the well kept bowling greens and the beach with a short walk to the town centre SPECIAL 3 NIGHT OFFERS Including Bed Breakfast and Four Course Evening Meal from only 104pp OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE MARCH JUNE
EAST COAST  94  EAST COAST  95  Just take in the vista and watch the world go by   On the shores of Skegness sea front is ...
EAST COAST 94 EAST COAST 95 Just take in the vista and watch the world go by On the shores of Skegness sea front is a hotel that has attracted three generations of visitors over the years The Palm Court Hotel has just undergone an extensive refurbishment and is open for business offering comfortable and relaxing en suite accommodation With gorgeous sea views across the beach and bowling greens it doesn t matter what the weather may hold Just take in the vista East coast holiday ideas Everyone needs a break from their day to day lifestyle but with the hindrance of distance and money it can sometimes seem quite difficult to find your perfect escape Whether it is relaxing on the beach in Mablethorpe or riding the rollercoasters in Skegness the South East coast is home to many wondrous attractions which are guaranteed to give you the break you need right on your doorstep S kegness is known for its family orientated attractions lined along the sea front providing the perfect weekend break for all the family One of the most well known is the exciting theme park Fantasy Island home to exhilarating rides live shows and infant soft plays making it an enjoyable day out for all ages The traditional Skegness markets sell everything from fashionable clothing and homeware to sweet treats including classic sticks of seaside rock to take home Butlins resort also offers live entertainment a fairground and their famously thrilling Splash Waterworld as well as much more Butlin s provides a variety of accommodation options within the resort from hotels apartments and chalets not to mention the resort is surrounded by caravan parks perfect for customising your luxurious weekend the way you want it The Mablethorpe beach is home to glorious golden sands ideal for castle building or kicking back to relax The grassy dunes provide the perfect place for budding explorers to share yummy picnics under the sun The blue sea splendid for swimming is monitored by lifeguard patrols and equipped with its own lifeboat station for maximum safety meaning you have less worries and more relaxation time Mablethorpe beach is a regular seaside award winner for its impeccable cleanliness and facilities which mean you can expect the absolute best from this day out The ultimate fun experience for your little ones to enjoy is the sand train it sweeps the sands collecting passengers and taking them on an entertaining ride to enjoy the coast The Ingoldmells promenade accommodates Bibby s fish bar where you can taste traditional English fish and chips along the sunny sea front before visiting Planet fun Ingoldmells most popular amusement arcade home to old school games and machines Extend the fun by booking an overnight stay in one of Ingoldmells finest beach front hotels or caravan parks and continue to uncover the jewels of the South East coast Visit Coastfields Holiday Village to experience a friendly and fun atmosphere for your holiday with amazing staff and nighttime entertainment this holiday park is located just a short walk from all the lively attractions of Skegness Sutton on sea holds endless fun at the Sandilands golf club excellent for all ages and the ideal daytime activity to get out in the sun Venture upon the course situated by the beach for some summer fun with the family Follow your round of golf with a bite to eat in the charming Beach Bar or head to a local pub for some delicious food and refreshing drinks Rent out a beach hut to kick back and take in the stunning views of Sutton beach or embark on the cycleway which runs from Sutton all the way to Mablethorpe for the ultimate cycling experience If an active holiday is for you visit the Black Cat Equestrian Centre and see the gorgeous creatures up close or even ride one Chapel St Leonards is a popular little holiday village only 7 miles along the coast from Skegness a slightly more quiet option for a holiday location but just as much fun Chapel St Leonards offers a range of accommodation options from hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation to camping sites and caravanning spaces meaning you can spend your holiday how you want Packed with things to do from the gorgeous beach to the bustling square home to traditional shops and amusement arcades Chapel provides something for all the family On an evening your entertainment is sorted as the local pubs and bars all come to life welcoming you with drinks food and live entertainment This little holiday village is most wellknown for its local car boot sales where you can browse various stalls and hunt for seaside treasures Head to Lakeside Leisure where you can race quad bikes hire motorboats or play crazy golf under the sun or for a more relaxed day out you can simply go fishing or laze about by the lake The South East coast is the beholder of many seaside jewels packed with things to do and see there is no doubt it is a faultless destination for a weekend break or family day out The abundance of attractions to enjoy up and down the coast guarantee you an amazing weekend With all the different yet unique seaside towns to visit in Lincolnshire the only problem you are going to have is which one to choose first and watch the world go by The hotel is situated close to all the attractions Skegness has to offer including Natureland Embassy Theatre Gibraltar Point Fantasy Island and the market 13 en suite bedrooms offer visitors a delightful place to take a break The family run business owned by Janet and Nigel Tett has welcomed holiday makers for seventeen years Nigel said It is wonderful to see people who spend their time with us as many as four times a year Customers come from all over the UK now transport links have greatly improved The dualling of the A46 has taken half an hour of journey times Once you are here we have superb public transport so no need to get in the car So relax and take time out at the resort of Skegness You will be sure of a warm welcome at The Palm Court Hotel A warm welcome awaits you at The Palm Court where your holiday begins With over fifteen years experience we are confident you will enjoy your stay in our family run business We are perfectly situated in the quiet area of the sea front opposite the well kept bowling greens and the beach with a short walk to the town centre SPECIAL 3 NIGHT OFFERS Including Bed Breakfast and Four Course Evening Meal from only 104pp OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE MARCH JUNE
EAST COAST  94  EAST COAST  95  Just take in the vista and watch the world go by   On the shores of Skegness sea front is ...
EAST COAST 97 Your very own home from home At Butlin s Skegness we can say with confidence that there isn t another caravan park on the East Coast where all this is included in the price Fantastic Splash Waterworld A funfair for all ages Live Daytime and Evening Entertainment Exclusive owners events throughout the year An option to offset running costs by subletting your caravan income guaranteed Butlin s can offer you and your family a unique experience that you won t find anywhere else With a diverse range of entertainment to suit all ages and enough visitor passes for the whole family to visit the value of your very own home from home with us is priceless You also have restaurants right on your doorstep serving delicious meals from Italian to BBQ a variety of shops for all your holiday essentials and even specialty outlets such as our ice cream parlour Scoop As a caravan owner at Butlin s you will receive up to a 20 discount within our restaurants shops bars and even our Spa The main Butlin s resort is accessed from the Caravan Village via an underpass a short walk and you are in the midst of all the action so owning a Holiday Home at Butlin s means there is something for all the family And what s more this year you can immerse yourself in some amazing entertainment such as Diversity Show and Academies Stephen Mulhern s Unbelievable Show Justin Fletcher Live Sam and Mark on the Road Show Paul Zerdin America s got Talent Winner and not forgetting Teletubbies Danger Mouse Live Mr Men and Little Miss and so much more If you still have a question about Holiday Home Ownership then why not speak with one of our friendly advisors on 01754 614499 who will be more than happy to help
EAST COAST  97  Your very own home from home At Butlin   s Skegness, we can say with confidence that there isn   t another...
EAST COAST 97 Your very own home from home At Butlin s Skegness we can say with confidence that there isn t another caravan park on the East Coast where all this is included in the price Fantastic Splash Waterworld A funfair for all ages Live Daytime and Evening Entertainment Exclusive owners events throughout the year An option to offset running costs by subletting your caravan income guaranteed Butlin s can offer you and your family a unique experience that you won t find anywhere else With a diverse range of entertainment to suit all ages and enough visitor passes for the whole family to visit the value of your very own home from home with us is priceless You also have restaurants right on your doorstep serving delicious meals from Italian to BBQ a variety of shops for all your holiday essentials and even specialty outlets such as our ice cream parlour Scoop As a caravan owner at Butlin s you will receive up to a 20 discount within our restaurants shops bars and even our Spa The main Butlin s resort is accessed from the Caravan Village via an underpass a short walk and you are in the midst of all the action so owning a Holiday Home at Butlin s means there is something for all the family And what s more this year you can immerse yourself in some amazing entertainment such as Diversity Show and Academies Stephen Mulhern s Unbelievable Show Justin Fletcher Live Sam and Mark on the Road Show Paul Zerdin America s got Talent Winner and not forgetting Teletubbies Danger Mouse Live Mr Men and Little Miss and so much more If you still have a question about Holiday Home Ownership then why not speak with one of our friendly advisors on 01754 614499 who will be more than happy to help
EAST COAST  97  Your very own home from home At Butlin   s Skegness, we can say with confidence that there isn   t another...
98 EAST COAST Getaways
98  EAST COAST  Getaways
98 EAST COAST Getaways
98  EAST COAST  Getaways
Stockholm GETAWAYS 100 101 Photo courtesy of Ola Ericson A city of contrasts Music Stockholm is a scene for creativity that attracts music talents from all over the world Stockholm is the birthplace of the Swedish music phenomenon from ABBA to Avicii and one of the world s leading music exporters The songs of producers like Denniz Pop and Max Martin with 17 Billboard number ones to his name have topped international charts for decades Food Stockholm is the epicentre of New Nordic Cuisine with some of the most creative chefs and restaurants in the world The focus is on local seasonal produce with chefs reinventing Nordic food and bringing out pure and natural flavours in innovative ways Stockholm has several Michelin starred restaurants and Bocuse d Or winning chefs Events Stockholm aims to become one of the leading event cities in Europe and the natural choice for international event organisers within sport culture and entertainment Several arenas have been built the largest with a capacity of 75 000 visitors and the city itself is a natural arena for events on water and in green parks Film The Swedish film industry is captivating the world and more than 90 of its revenue comes from Stockholm The city is the home of Ingemar Bergman Tomas Alfredsson and Roy Andersson The incredibly successful Millennium Trilogy books has so far generated three films Millennium tours for visitors and a Hollywood remake Tech Stockholm is home to numerous successful tech start ups that have challenged existing business models and consumer behavior like Skype Spotify Mojang King Klarna and iZettle In fact Stockholm is the leading unicorn producing city performing way beyond its size Stockholm enjoys the highest venture capital per capita in Europe Gender equality Stockholm is a city of openness and diversity a city for motivation and personal development Stockholm is a city of equality for both men and women a great place to establish a family as work and children can be combined Sustainability Stockholm is one of Europe s fastest growing cities and offers an inspiring living and working environment for people of all ages and backgrounds It s also a stable region characterised by democracy and transparency where everything that is planned is done so with sustainability in mind Stockholm was the first ever European Green Capital and aims to be carbon dioxide free by 2050 Meet a city where it s easy to breathe Go to www visitstockholm com for more information Photo courtesy of Henrik Tryg T rends in music design fashion and technology are born here and innovations that spread worldwide are invented here Stockholm also has a rich history comprising exciting architecture museums the Royal Palace and the medieval urban core of Gamla Stan Trendy bars and world class restaurants are shoulder to shoulder with historic caf s and cozy neighborhood pubs This is a city of modern galleries and exclusive department stores as well as small boutiques and unique shops Stages and arenas attract Swedish and international stars Large and small events come one after the next Stockholm is simultaneously urban and close to nature water is an everpresent feature where lake and sea meet Parks and green areas abound and the distinctive white archipelago boats travel to the islands all year long The atmosphere is open and welcoming and diversity and innovation are encouraged Stockholm is a city for everyone
Stockholm GETAWAYS  100  101  Photo courtesy of Ola Ericson  A city of contrasts  Music  Stockholm is a scene for creativi...
Stockholm GETAWAYS 100 101 Photo courtesy of Ola Ericson A city of contrasts Music Stockholm is a scene for creativity that attracts music talents from all over the world Stockholm is the birthplace of the Swedish music phenomenon from ABBA to Avicii and one of the world s leading music exporters The songs of producers like Denniz Pop and Max Martin with 17 Billboard number ones to his name have topped international charts for decades Food Stockholm is the epicentre of New Nordic Cuisine with some of the most creative chefs and restaurants in the world The focus is on local seasonal produce with chefs reinventing Nordic food and bringing out pure and natural flavours in innovative ways Stockholm has several Michelin starred restaurants and Bocuse d Or winning chefs Events Stockholm aims to become one of the leading event cities in Europe and the natural choice for international event organisers within sport culture and entertainment Several arenas have been built the largest with a capacity of 75 000 visitors and the city itself is a natural arena for events on water and in green parks Film The Swedish film industry is captivating the world and more than 90 of its revenue comes from Stockholm The city is the home of Ingemar Bergman Tomas Alfredsson and Roy Andersson The incredibly successful Millennium Trilogy books has so far generated three films Millennium tours for visitors and a Hollywood remake Tech Stockholm is home to numerous successful tech start ups that have challenged existing business models and consumer behavior like Skype Spotify Mojang King Klarna and iZettle In fact Stockholm is the leading unicorn producing city performing way beyond its size Stockholm enjoys the highest venture capital per capita in Europe Gender equality Stockholm is a city of openness and diversity a city for motivation and personal development Stockholm is a city of equality for both men and women a great place to establish a family as work and children can be combined Sustainability Stockholm is one of Europe s fastest growing cities and offers an inspiring living and working environment for people of all ages and backgrounds It s also a stable region characterised by democracy and transparency where everything that is planned is done so with sustainability in mind Stockholm was the first ever European Green Capital and aims to be carbon dioxide free by 2050 Meet a city where it s easy to breathe Go to www visitstockholm com for more information Photo courtesy of Henrik Tryg T rends in music design fashion and technology are born here and innovations that spread worldwide are invented here Stockholm also has a rich history comprising exciting architecture museums the Royal Palace and the medieval urban core of Gamla Stan Trendy bars and world class restaurants are shoulder to shoulder with historic caf s and cozy neighborhood pubs This is a city of modern galleries and exclusive department stores as well as small boutiques and unique shops Stages and arenas attract Swedish and international stars Large and small events come one after the next Stockholm is simultaneously urban and close to nature water is an everpresent feature where lake and sea meet Parks and green areas abound and the distinctive white archipelago boats travel to the islands all year long The atmosphere is open and welcoming and diversity and innovation are encouraged Stockholm is a city for everyone
Stockholm GETAWAYS  100  101  Photo courtesy of Ola Ericson  A city of contrasts  Music  Stockholm is a scene for creativi...
Photos courtesy of Jos Hidalgo Turismo Costa del Sol www visitacostadelsol com GETAWAYS 103 Discover the Costa del Sol The Costa del Sol is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world Indeed last year over one million tourists visited the Province of M laga and enjoyed the 325 sunny days per year combined with the best beaches culture sports hinterland and the Andalusian hospitality Holiday and leisure M laga s 120 kilometres of beautiful extensive beaches the wide range of beach related activities and services and the extraordinary weather are the reason why this is the most consolidated segment placing the Costa del Sol among the world s leading travel destinations Language Learning Learning Spanish is another powerful reason for many people to come to the Costa del Sol The door is open for them inviting them to live in the province experience the local culture participate in local traditions and share experiences in sum to see M laga as a land full of possibilities at any time of day VITA cruise liners have called at this port carrying thousands of passengers ready to enjoy the city and what it has to offer in this segment popular cities with cultural tourists Together they have 80 of the cultural landmarks in the province Luxury travel Nautical Tourism There is a different way of experiencing the Costa del Sol Staying at the best hotels eating out in one of the 7 Michelin Star restaurants visiting fancy palaces shopping at designer boutiques playing golf in luscious courses going to aristocratic casinos M laga and the Costa del Sol make a difference by offering quality as their trademark The nautical offering in the province includes a long list of services provided by its 11 marinas many of which boast shopping leisure and restaurant facilities that are very much appreciated by those looking to relax after a boat trip or an intense day of activity on the open sea Cultural tourism It is a unique destination for culture lovers featuring top notch facilities like the Picasso Pompidou or the Thyssen Museums M laga Antequera and Ronda are among the most Sports Destination The Costa del Sol offers anything a sporting professional or amateur might be looking for Last year alone 126 sports teams held their winter camps there offering the perfect weather for this kind of activity M laga is VITA an acronym that stands for Verde Green Interior Hinterland and Turismo Activo Active Travel The destination offers visitors the chance to come to every corner in the M laga Province and the Costa del Sol admiring the beauty of landscapes and landmarks learning the stories and traditions that have passed down from generation to generation tasting scrumptious wines and olive oils Golf More than 70 golf courses make M laga Costa del Sol Europe s leading destination for golf travellers The destination even came to be known as Costa del Golf Only a few places on Earth are blessed with so many attractions for golfers including toprate facilities and fine weather all year round Cruises The Port of M laga has one of the highest growth trends in the Mediterranean Some of the largest You can add to all of this quality safety reliability professionalism and great weather
Photos courtesy of Jos   Hidalgo Turismo Costa del Sol www.visitacostadelsol.com  GETAWAYS  103  Discover the Costa del So...
Photos courtesy of Jos Hidalgo Turismo Costa del Sol www visitacostadelsol com GETAWAYS 103 Discover the Costa del Sol The Costa del Sol is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world Indeed last year over one million tourists visited the Province of M laga and enjoyed the 325 sunny days per year combined with the best beaches culture sports hinterland and the Andalusian hospitality Holiday and leisure M laga s 120 kilometres of beautiful extensive beaches the wide range of beach related activities and services and the extraordinary weather are the reason why this is the most consolidated segment placing the Costa del Sol among the world s leading travel destinations Language Learning Learning Spanish is another powerful reason for many people to come to the Costa del Sol The door is open for them inviting them to live in the province experience the local culture participate in local traditions and share experiences in sum to see M laga as a land full of possibilities at any time of day VITA cruise liners have called at this port carrying thousands of passengers ready to enjoy the city and what it has to offer in this segment popular cities with cultural tourists Together they have 80 of the cultural landmarks in the province Luxury travel Nautical Tourism There is a different way of experiencing the Costa del Sol Staying at the best hotels eating out in one of the 7 Michelin Star restaurants visiting fancy palaces shopping at designer boutiques playing golf in luscious courses going to aristocratic casinos M laga and the Costa del Sol make a difference by offering quality as their trademark The nautical offering in the province includes a long list of services provided by its 11 marinas many of which boast shopping leisure and restaurant facilities that are very much appreciated by those looking to relax after a boat trip or an intense day of activity on the open sea Cultural tourism It is a unique destination for culture lovers featuring top notch facilities like the Picasso Pompidou or the Thyssen Museums M laga Antequera and Ronda are among the most Sports Destination The Costa del Sol offers anything a sporting professional or amateur might be looking for Last year alone 126 sports teams held their winter camps there offering the perfect weather for this kind of activity M laga is VITA an acronym that stands for Verde Green Interior Hinterland and Turismo Activo Active Travel The destination offers visitors the chance to come to every corner in the M laga Province and the Costa del Sol admiring the beauty of landscapes and landmarks learning the stories and traditions that have passed down from generation to generation tasting scrumptious wines and olive oils Golf More than 70 golf courses make M laga Costa del Sol Europe s leading destination for golf travellers The destination even came to be known as Costa del Golf Only a few places on Earth are blessed with so many attractions for golfers including toprate facilities and fine weather all year round Cruises The Port of M laga has one of the highest growth trends in the Mediterranean Some of the largest You can add to all of this quality safety reliability professionalism and great weather
Photos courtesy of Jos   Hidalgo Turismo Costa del Sol www.visitacostadelsol.com  GETAWAYS  103  Discover the Costa del So...
104 105 By Maddie Storey The other side of social media Going for Gold The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show the first new annual show for the RHS in over a decade will take place in the 1 000 acre parkland of the Duke of Devonshire s 300 year old home in Derbyshire s Peak District and Nottingham based garden designer Neil Sutcliffe is hoping it s a chance to win another gold medal Neil works in and around the East Midlands alongside his father Keith Sutcliffe and together they have designed over 100 gardens throughout Nottinghamshire as well as winning two other RHS medals including Gold at BBC Gardeners World Live in 2015 Dedicated to Cruse Bereavement Care the garden a time for everything is a personal reflection of terminal illness While this is generally a tragic and painful experience the time left can also be an opportunity to spend precious moments together and to say and do things that can create memories and some peace when a loved one has left us With this in mind the garden is intended to be an uplifting vision with contemporary and vibrant planting yet at the same time a peaceful and reflective place to sit The garden is being sponsored by London Stone Miles Nurseries and John A Stephens and contrasts modern contemporary styles and materials such as the stainless steel rill running through the centre of the garden with the rustic dry stone work of the curved walls The building of the garden starts on May 17th 2017 and the team have just two weeks to construct the 8mx14m exhibit before judging Let s hope it doesn t rain The show itself which runs from the 7th 11th June 2017 will feature 8 show gardens and for the first time ever there will be an innovative new unjudged FreeForm category which encourages freedom of expression and celebrates the connection between plants sculpture art and people For more details on the show visit www rhs org uk shows events rhs chatsworth flower show news 2017 highlights Statistically Ever After Leading wedding website UKbride reveal the most popular choices for a Brit s big day Proposals Valentine s Day is one of the most common dates according to UKbride s 550 000 members Christmas Eve is the most common day to get down on one knee 24 of proposals take place on Christmas Eve followed by New Year s Eve Engagement 33 of engagements last for two years Only 6 of couples give themselves six months to plan the day Date There isn t much variation in the popularity of wedding dates Unsurprisingly 54 of weddings happen on a Saturday and 20 occur on a Friday Venues Despite 64 of weddings being civil ceremonies and only 36 being religious ceremonies the church is still the favourite location 15 opt for a hotel 13 in the registry office and 12 marry in a marquee Budgets 30 of the budget will be on the reception The couple usually spends 4 000 on the venue catering d cor etc The honeymoon fund occupies 25 of the budget followed by outfits generally costing 1 400 in total for the groom s suit hire and the bride s dress Total Cost In total the average spend is 35 000 on a wedding in the UK The wedding industry is worth over 10bn as a result Average Age Quite surprisingly the average age for a person to get married is 33 for the groom and 31 for the bride www ukbride co uk You can t deny that in the modern society we live in social media websites such as Facebook Twitter and Instagram particularly popular amongst younger people receive no end of negative press as the causes of cyberbullying catfishing and acts of a predatory nature However it isn t very often we take time to recognise all the benefits social media networking brings to our lives every day Aside from the dangers when putting yourself online taking the correct security measures with your online profiles keeps them private from anyone you don t know eliminating any risk of feeling insecure online Modern technologies allow us to connect with one another and share things from our devices wherever we are reaching thousands of people on the internet So if you want to check in to your location on Facebook tweet about your pet peeves or even post a pic of your lunch to Instagram we can access these tools wherever and whenever we want to Communication has never been easier with the mobile technology we have today I mean who doesn t have the latest iPhone We are now able to call text snapchat video chat and who knows what else with people right at our fingertips no matter our location making us more sociable with family friends and new people That friend you haven t seen in years you can now text them every day making us all feel closer and more involved There s nothing more enjoyable than catching up on the newest and freshest gossip from your favourite celebrities whether it s scandal and affairs or sports and politics we all love a good profile snoop don t lie The truth is social media keeps us informed with what s going on in the world No matter what or who you re interested in Twitter Facebook and Instagram as well as many other social media networks allow us to keep track of our favourite topics and voice our own opinion on the event The use of social media is a fantastic way to update everyone on what s going on in your life or to comment on anything you have seen heard or wish to share with your friends We could go on all day about the advantages and disadvantages of social media but to be honest you can see the impacts it has on your life in your daily routine From reading your daily horoscope and instant messaging your mum to reading the latest Kardashian scandal the world without the modern technologies we know would be an incredibly uninformed and pretty boring place Obviously like anything social media has drawbacks but if you re going to try to live in the world today without using a smart phone laptop or computer good luck as h n o ati ith c i w n r u e m si Com been ea nology r ch neve obile te day to the m e have w
104  105 By Maddie Storey  The other side of social media  Going for Gold The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, the first new an...
104 105 By Maddie Storey The other side of social media Going for Gold The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show the first new annual show for the RHS in over a decade will take place in the 1 000 acre parkland of the Duke of Devonshire s 300 year old home in Derbyshire s Peak District and Nottingham based garden designer Neil Sutcliffe is hoping it s a chance to win another gold medal Neil works in and around the East Midlands alongside his father Keith Sutcliffe and together they have designed over 100 gardens throughout Nottinghamshire as well as winning two other RHS medals including Gold at BBC Gardeners World Live in 2015 Dedicated to Cruse Bereavement Care the garden a time for everything is a personal reflection of terminal illness While this is generally a tragic and painful experience the time left can also be an opportunity to spend precious moments together and to say and do things that can create memories and some peace when a loved one has left us With this in mind the garden is intended to be an uplifting vision with contemporary and vibrant planting yet at the same time a peaceful and reflective place to sit The garden is being sponsored by London Stone Miles Nurseries and John A Stephens and contrasts modern contemporary styles and materials such as the stainless steel rill running through the centre of the garden with the rustic dry stone work of the curved walls The building of the garden starts on May 17th 2017 and the team have just two weeks to construct the 8mx14m exhibit before judging Let s hope it doesn t rain The show itself which runs from the 7th 11th June 2017 will feature 8 show gardens and for the first time ever there will be an innovative new unjudged FreeForm category which encourages freedom of expression and celebrates the connection between plants sculpture art and people For more details on the show visit www rhs org uk shows events rhs chatsworth flower show news 2017 highlights Statistically Ever After Leading wedding website UKbride reveal the most popular choices for a Brit s big day Proposals Valentine s Day is one of the most common dates according to UKbride s 550 000 members Christmas Eve is the most common day to get down on one knee 24 of proposals take place on Christmas Eve followed by New Year s Eve Engagement 33 of engagements last for two years Only 6 of couples give themselves six months to plan the day Date There isn t much variation in the popularity of wedding dates Unsurprisingly 54 of weddings happen on a Saturday and 20 occur on a Friday Venues Despite 64 of weddings being civil ceremonies and only 36 being religious ceremonies the church is still the favourite location 15 opt for a hotel 13 in the registry office and 12 marry in a marquee Budgets 30 of the budget will be on the reception The couple usually spends 4 000 on the venue catering d cor etc The honeymoon fund occupies 25 of the budget followed by outfits generally costing 1 400 in total for the groom s suit hire and the bride s dress Total Cost In total the average spend is 35 000 on a wedding in the UK The wedding industry is worth over 10bn as a result Average Age Quite surprisingly the average age for a person to get married is 33 for the groom and 31 for the bride www ukbride co uk You can t deny that in the modern society we live in social media websites such as Facebook Twitter and Instagram particularly popular amongst younger people receive no end of negative press as the causes of cyberbullying catfishing and acts of a predatory nature However it isn t very often we take time to recognise all the benefits social media networking brings to our lives every day Aside from the dangers when putting yourself online taking the correct security measures with your online profiles keeps them private from anyone you don t know eliminating any risk of feeling insecure online Modern technologies allow us to connect with one another and share things from our devices wherever we are reaching thousands of people on the internet So if you want to check in to your location on Facebook tweet about your pet peeves or even post a pic of your lunch to Instagram we can access these tools wherever and whenever we want to Communication has never been easier with the mobile technology we have today I mean who doesn t have the latest iPhone We are now able to call text snapchat video chat and who knows what else with people right at our fingertips no matter our location making us more sociable with family friends and new people That friend you haven t seen in years you can now text them every day making us all feel closer and more involved There s nothing more enjoyable than catching up on the newest and freshest gossip from your favourite celebrities whether it s scandal and affairs or sports and politics we all love a good profile snoop don t lie The truth is social media keeps us informed with what s going on in the world No matter what or who you re interested in Twitter Facebook and Instagram as well as many other social media networks allow us to keep track of our favourite topics and voice our own opinion on the event The use of social media is a fantastic way to update everyone on what s going on in your life or to comment on anything you have seen heard or wish to share with your friends We could go on all day about the advantages and disadvantages of social media but to be honest you can see the impacts it has on your life in your daily routine From reading your daily horoscope and instant messaging your mum to reading the latest Kardashian scandal the world without the modern technologies we know would be an incredibly uninformed and pretty boring place Obviously like anything social media has drawbacks but if you re going to try to live in the world today without using a smart phone laptop or computer good luck as h n o ati ith c i w n r u e m si Com been ea nology r ch neve obile te day to the m e have w
104  105 By Maddie Storey  The other side of social media  Going for Gold The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, the first new an...
106 Make Yours an Occasion to Remember What would any special occasion be without a picture perfect backdrop D Nestled down a private side street just metres away from the hustle and bustle of West Bridgord Welbeck Hall is just that ating back over 100 years when it was used and still is today as a Masonic hall the stunning venue combines character history and grandeur for an unforgettable experience whatever your event Birthday parties anniversaries and charity functions are just a few examples of the events that Welbeck Hall caters for and since they started conducting civil ceremonies 4 years and experience to ensure your day runs smoothly from start to finish A well sized but intimate dining room and various social lounge areas mean the venue can cater for up to 120 people making it an equally perfect choice for any corporate events too If it s an important meeting for training purposes or just for some good old fashioned team bonding being just outside the city centre and boasting a car park with room to spare Welbeck is ideal for business related events The talented catering team ensure that no understand the stress and worry that comes with organising the formalities which is why they take care of all the finer details so you don t have to Your assigned member of staff will also be on hand throughout the event so you can spend the quality time you need to with friends and family Finding the right venue for your event is a very personal choice so why not pop down for a free no obligation viewing of the hall to help you decide A warm welcome and an inviting venue await 107 by Maddie Storey 8 things I discovered 8 1 g n i n r u t e r o bef Growing up can be scary trust me I know Even at 17 years old the idea of turning 18 and becoming an adult although ridiculously exciting seriously frightens me I guess there are a few things to learn before you become somewhat independent to help you through your adult life I like to call these the basics 1 How to say no One of the more important lessons I have learnt it s ok to say no especially when you want to Whether it is to something which makes you uncomfortable or just to going out for drinks on a Friday when you re absolutely shattered the truth is no is sometimes better than yes 2 Opinions don t matter ago the team have had the opportunity to really showcase their talents when it comes to weddings specifically Two ceremony rooms and an outdoor decking area that overlooks the river mean it s a stunning location for your wedding album and a picturesque place to say I do Wedding packages range from simple hall hire to top table decorations chair covers and everything in between so it s a service you really can tailor to each couple but whether it be your chosen venue to get married in or you re celebrating a special event the trained and dedicated members of staff have all the skills one goes home hungry either With everything prepared fresh on site and locally sourced where possible their diverse menu is the perfect accompaniment to any occasion Once hired the hall is dedicated to your event and your event alone too so you ll be guaranteed the privacy of your own space to celebrate in with your loved ones The team at Welbeck Hall realise that occasions aren t always so celebratory With a wealth of experience and a sympathetic disposition the staff also cater to any funeral related arrangements their guests might have and For more information or to arrange a viewing of Welbeck Hall please contact Melanie Noton on 0115 9455689 This one unfortunately is always learnt the hard way If somebody doesn t like you good for them Get on with your life and worry about the people who do appreciate you because when you re older they aren t going to matter the only opinion that matters is your own 3 Money although great isn t everything Of course it is nice to have a bit of money but spending quality time with your friends and family doesn t have to be expensive or cost anything at all It s the memories that matter 4 Chill out Yes A levels are the most stressful experience known to man but you can t do all your work in one go Chill out time is so unbelievably important because without it I think an emotional breakdown would be a daily occurrence make sure you re always taking time for yourself 5 I don t like tomatoes I don t know what it is but unless they are vine tomatoes from Spain tomatoes make me incredibly nervous 6 Save At 17 years old we all know money burns a hole in your pocket if you haven t ordered something online in the last 5 minutes However it truly benefits you to save money Even if it is just loose change it feels so good when you go to buy a car or book a holiday and know that you can fund it for yourself honest 7 McDonalds is NOT the only place to eat Despite popular belief as nice as McDonalds is it isn t the best nor the most nutritious place to eat Expand your eating potential try something new and you never know you might just find a new favourite 8 Planning to succeed One of the most important lessons I have learnt has been that no matter how much you plan something to go a certain way you can t predict the future and if you do end up in a pickle and everything goes wrong DON T WORRY It isn t the end of the world just go with the flow and enjoy yourself because the one thing I know I would regret in the future is if I didn t have a good time growing up Of course these are just guidelines honestly I don t think there is a key to success We are always going to make mistakes it s part of learning and growing up but it s the way in which we move forward from those mistakes and change which helps us succeed
106  Make Yours an Occasion to Remember  What would any special occasion be without a picture perfect backdrop   D  Nestle...
106 Make Yours an Occasion to Remember What would any special occasion be without a picture perfect backdrop D Nestled down a private side street just metres away from the hustle and bustle of West Bridgord Welbeck Hall is just that ating back over 100 years when it was used and still is today as a Masonic hall the stunning venue combines character history and grandeur for an unforgettable experience whatever your event Birthday parties anniversaries and charity functions are just a few examples of the events that Welbeck Hall caters for and since they started conducting civil ceremonies 4 years and experience to ensure your day runs smoothly from start to finish A well sized but intimate dining room and various social lounge areas mean the venue can cater for up to 120 people making it an equally perfect choice for any corporate events too If it s an important meeting for training purposes or just for some good old fashioned team bonding being just outside the city centre and boasting a car park with room to spare Welbeck is ideal for business related events The talented catering team ensure that no understand the stress and worry that comes with organising the formalities which is why they take care of all the finer details so you don t have to Your assigned member of staff will also be on hand throughout the event so you can spend the quality time you need to with friends and family Finding the right venue for your event is a very personal choice so why not pop down for a free no obligation viewing of the hall to help you decide A warm welcome and an inviting venue await 107 by Maddie Storey 8 things I discovered 8 1 g n i n r u t e r o bef Growing up can be scary trust me I know Even at 17 years old the idea of turning 18 and becoming an adult although ridiculously exciting seriously frightens me I guess there are a few things to learn before you become somewhat independent to help you through your adult life I like to call these the basics 1 How to say no One of the more important lessons I have learnt it s ok to say no especially when you want to Whether it is to something which makes you uncomfortable or just to going out for drinks on a Friday when you re absolutely shattered the truth is no is sometimes better than yes 2 Opinions don t matter ago the team have had the opportunity to really showcase their talents when it comes to weddings specifically Two ceremony rooms and an outdoor decking area that overlooks the river mean it s a stunning location for your wedding album and a picturesque place to say I do Wedding packages range from simple hall hire to top table decorations chair covers and everything in between so it s a service you really can tailor to each couple but whether it be your chosen venue to get married in or you re celebrating a special event the trained and dedicated members of staff have all the skills one goes home hungry either With everything prepared fresh on site and locally sourced where possible their diverse menu is the perfect accompaniment to any occasion Once hired the hall is dedicated to your event and your event alone too so you ll be guaranteed the privacy of your own space to celebrate in with your loved ones The team at Welbeck Hall realise that occasions aren t always so celebratory With a wealth of experience and a sympathetic disposition the staff also cater to any funeral related arrangements their guests might have and For more information or to arrange a viewing of Welbeck Hall please contact Melanie Noton on 0115 9455689 This one unfortunately is always learnt the hard way If somebody doesn t like you good for them Get on with your life and worry about the people who do appreciate you because when you re older they aren t going to matter the only opinion that matters is your own 3 Money although great isn t everything Of course it is nice to have a bit of money but spending quality time with your friends and family doesn t have to be expensive or cost anything at all It s the memories that matter 4 Chill out Yes A levels are the most stressful experience known to man but you can t do all your work in one go Chill out time is so unbelievably important because without it I think an emotional breakdown would be a daily occurrence make sure you re always taking time for yourself 5 I don t like tomatoes I don t know what it is but unless they are vine tomatoes from Spain tomatoes make me incredibly nervous 6 Save At 17 years old we all know money burns a hole in your pocket if you haven t ordered something online in the last 5 minutes However it truly benefits you to save money Even if it is just loose change it feels so good when you go to buy a car or book a holiday and know that you can fund it for yourself honest 7 McDonalds is NOT the only place to eat Despite popular belief as nice as McDonalds is it isn t the best nor the most nutritious place to eat Expand your eating potential try something new and you never know you might just find a new favourite 8 Planning to succeed One of the most important lessons I have learnt has been that no matter how much you plan something to go a certain way you can t predict the future and if you do end up in a pickle and everything goes wrong DON T WORRY It isn t the end of the world just go with the flow and enjoy yourself because the one thing I know I would regret in the future is if I didn t have a good time growing up Of course these are just guidelines honestly I don t think there is a key to success We are always going to make mistakes it s part of learning and growing up but it s the way in which we move forward from those mistakes and change which helps us succeed
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110 HEALTH WELLBEING HEALTH WELLBEING Chronic Back Pain Ask the Expert IDD THERAPY RELIEVES BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA WITHOUT THE NEED FOR SURGERY Is your life blighted by back pain Are you seized by the agony of sciatica Stuck on the merry go round of painkillers and GP visits Spinal expert Denise Pitt from Response Physiotherapy answers some commonly asked questions WHAT IS CHRONIC BACK PAIN Chronic means pain which has become long term for some sufferers it might mean months or even years Long term back pain can have various causes but for many sufferers it is due to a disc condition Margaret s IDD Therapy Experience WHAT IS A HERNIATED OR SLIPPED DISC Retired nurse Margaret Vernalls suffered for 4 years with back pain and sciatica Discs are the protective pads of connective tissue dividing the bones of the spine the shock absorbers which protect the spine when we move around As a result of two disc bulges I suffered a grinding sciatic pain in my leg when I d been walking or sitting for too long Being on our feet all day sitting at workstations or lifting heavy objects can weaken the spine eventually causing a disc to bulge or even rupture When damage like this occurs we might say the disc has slipped herniated or prolapsed I couldn t do my normal daily activities simple things like dressing myself and standing at the sink to wash the dishes After IDD Therapy I m virtually pain free and enjoying walking with my friends again I ve finally got my life back WHAT IS SCIATICA HOW DO I KNOW IF I VE SLIPPED A DISC Typically you will suffer with episodes of pain which will become more frequent over time You may experience additional symptoms such as nerve pain in the arms or legs sciatica neck pain or headaches When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated by a protruding disc it can result in a grinding or shooting pain travelling from the buttock down the length of the leg Sometimes the pain is accompanied by tingling numbness or weakness in the legs and feet HOW DO I GET HELP You should talk to a back pain specialist with experience in disc related problems Chronic back pain and sciatica usually require a combination of anti inflammatory medicine and physical therapy including the non invasive targeted disc treatment IDD Therapy HOW CAN IDD THERAPY HELP IDD Therapy uses safe and gentle pulling forces to draw apart specific spinal segments where discs are damaged removing pressure and irritation from any trapped nerves Patients receive a structured programme of regular IDD Therapy sessions progressively relieving pain and improving mobility 111 ABOUT THE EXPERT With over twenty clinics nationwide and three Nottingham locations the Response group is one of the largest physical therapy providers in the UK The team provides a comprehensive musculoskeletal service specialising in routine to complex spinal issues Their West Bridgford practice is an approved IDD Therapy Disc Clinic Denise Pitt says At Response we treat back problems every day Sometimes patients don t realise they have damaged a disc they just know that their episodes of pain are becoming more frequent and severe and some experience associated nerve pain in the arms or legs For difficult disc patients hands on physiotherapy is sometimes not enough and that s where IDD Therapy comes in It s a precise treatment which gives patients a realistic chance of significantly reducing their pain and returning to their daily activities Call Response Physiotherapy on 0115 896 9550 or go to www responsephysio com Located at Embankment 50 60 Wilford Lane West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 7SD
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110 HEALTH WELLBEING HEALTH WELLBEING Chronic Back Pain Ask the Expert IDD THERAPY RELIEVES BACK PAIN AND SCIATICA WITHOUT THE NEED FOR SURGERY Is your life blighted by back pain Are you seized by the agony of sciatica Stuck on the merry go round of painkillers and GP visits Spinal expert Denise Pitt from Response Physiotherapy answers some commonly asked questions WHAT IS CHRONIC BACK PAIN Chronic means pain which has become long term for some sufferers it might mean months or even years Long term back pain can have various causes but for many sufferers it is due to a disc condition Margaret s IDD Therapy Experience WHAT IS A HERNIATED OR SLIPPED DISC Retired nurse Margaret Vernalls suffered for 4 years with back pain and sciatica Discs are the protective pads of connective tissue dividing the bones of the spine the shock absorbers which protect the spine when we move around As a result of two disc bulges I suffered a grinding sciatic pain in my leg when I d been walking or sitting for too long Being on our feet all day sitting at workstations or lifting heavy objects can weaken the spine eventually causing a disc to bulge or even rupture When damage like this occurs we might say the disc has slipped herniated or prolapsed I couldn t do my normal daily activities simple things like dressing myself and standing at the sink to wash the dishes After IDD Therapy I m virtually pain free and enjoying walking with my friends again I ve finally got my life back WHAT IS SCIATICA HOW DO I KNOW IF I VE SLIPPED A DISC Typically you will suffer with episodes of pain which will become more frequent over time You may experience additional symptoms such as nerve pain in the arms or legs sciatica neck pain or headaches When the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated by a protruding disc it can result in a grinding or shooting pain travelling from the buttock down the length of the leg Sometimes the pain is accompanied by tingling numbness or weakness in the legs and feet HOW DO I GET HELP You should talk to a back pain specialist with experience in disc related problems Chronic back pain and sciatica usually require a combination of anti inflammatory medicine and physical therapy including the non invasive targeted disc treatment IDD Therapy HOW CAN IDD THERAPY HELP IDD Therapy uses safe and gentle pulling forces to draw apart specific spinal segments where discs are damaged removing pressure and irritation from any trapped nerves Patients receive a structured programme of regular IDD Therapy sessions progressively relieving pain and improving mobility 111 ABOUT THE EXPERT With over twenty clinics nationwide and three Nottingham locations the Response group is one of the largest physical therapy providers in the UK The team provides a comprehensive musculoskeletal service specialising in routine to complex spinal issues Their West Bridgford practice is an approved IDD Therapy Disc Clinic Denise Pitt says At Response we treat back problems every day Sometimes patients don t realise they have damaged a disc they just know that their episodes of pain are becoming more frequent and severe and some experience associated nerve pain in the arms or legs For difficult disc patients hands on physiotherapy is sometimes not enough and that s where IDD Therapy comes in It s a precise treatment which gives patients a realistic chance of significantly reducing their pain and returning to their daily activities Call Response Physiotherapy on 0115 896 9550 or go to www responsephysio com Located at Embankment 50 60 Wilford Lane West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 7SD
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HEALTH WELLBEING Lighten up Ten metabolism boosting fat burning lifestyle tips to help you stay on track 1 Drink 1 litre of filtered water before you do ANYTHING Having a bottle ready to neck between 1st and 2nd snooze will ensure you wake fully hydrated switched on and ready to go The water will activate your metabolism and ensure the body is breaking down fat molecules first thing It has been said to raise your metabolism by 24 for 90 minutes and will also help your body flush out toxins Drink a glass before each meal to feel fuller 2 Do 30 45 minutes of cardiovascular activity on an empty stomach Because your glycogen levels are depleted you burn more fat during this phase It is also said that when the body learns to exert itself without any food it gets better at performing when it does have fuel in the tank The great news is that because you ve not had any breakfast and have whipped your metabolism up into a frenzy you CAN have a massive whopping healthy breakfast 3 Start heavy end light If you re not likely to be active after a meal then the carbs and glucose contained within will turn into fat On the flip side your metabolism will be on fire after a fasted jog so you can enjoy a gigantic breakfast of whole rolled oats nuts plenty of fresh fruit and a non dairy yoghurt alternative like one made from coconut cream If you eat a water based salad supper the only thing entering into your body throughout the night is high nutrient medicinal fibre 4 Eat sufficient calories If you time consumption right then you can eat close to your recommended daily allowance while still shedding pounds If you aim to hit the RDA for calories 2000 for ladies 2500 for men while burning an additional 500 per day then your metabolism will remain high just like your spirits By this calculation you will lose 1 2 pounds per week If you want to lose more then upping your exercise as well as cutting calories is the healthiest way 5 Avoid fruits after 8pm 5pm to see greater results When we eat a lot of sugar and don t burn it off afterwards most of the fructose gets metabolised by the liver There it gets turned into fat which is then secreted into the blood Eat healthy fruits as breakfast or even a mid afternoon snack glucose is basically brain food so an orange will bring clarity as you dwell at your desk but as we are settling in for an evening of relaxation it is best to steer clear of too many sweet treats 6 Train in intervals Use compound movements Compound exercises such as press ups and squats which work more than one joint and muscle group work well because they raise the intensity of the exercise Raising your exertion level by adding sprints into your jog will also bring great benefit due to the rise in potency of the workout 7 Try psyllium husk as an evening meal replacement This fibrous powder will clean out your internal digestion organs increasing your absorption of nutrients from the fresh fruit and veg you ll have been enjoying throughout the day Psyllium is the husk of the seed from the Plantago plant It swells in water forming a calorie free gel that reduces appetite too Try in the evenings to help avoid snacking 8 Add strength training Cardio is a great way to burn calories and fat but it also burns muscle Strength training lifting weights has what is known as high EPOC or Excess PostExercise Oxygen Consumption which relates to how much your metabolism is raised after a workout A good strength programme can elevate your metabolism for up to 38 hours after a session 9 Rest and Recovery Meditate Make sure you take ample time to unwind before bed or time to slowly rev up into the day with some mindful music or even soundbowl healing recordings Meditation can take place in many forms ranging from seated silent breath focus to high octane dancing shaking styles This will also help you 10 Sleep sufficiently Sufficient sleep 8 hours per night leads to a higher success rate in weight loss attempts Lack of rest makes you crave food and after four nights of poor sleep in a row your sensitivity to insulin drops When your insulin is working well fat cells remove fatty acids from your blood stream 113
HEALTH   WELLBEING  Lighten up  Ten metabolism-boosting, fat-burning lifestyle tips to help you stay on track. 1     Drink...
HEALTH WELLBEING Lighten up Ten metabolism boosting fat burning lifestyle tips to help you stay on track 1 Drink 1 litre of filtered water before you do ANYTHING Having a bottle ready to neck between 1st and 2nd snooze will ensure you wake fully hydrated switched on and ready to go The water will activate your metabolism and ensure the body is breaking down fat molecules first thing It has been said to raise your metabolism by 24 for 90 minutes and will also help your body flush out toxins Drink a glass before each meal to feel fuller 2 Do 30 45 minutes of cardiovascular activity on an empty stomach Because your glycogen levels are depleted you burn more fat during this phase It is also said that when the body learns to exert itself without any food it gets better at performing when it does have fuel in the tank The great news is that because you ve not had any breakfast and have whipped your metabolism up into a frenzy you CAN have a massive whopping healthy breakfast 3 Start heavy end light If you re not likely to be active after a meal then the carbs and glucose contained within will turn into fat On the flip side your metabolism will be on fire after a fasted jog so you can enjoy a gigantic breakfast of whole rolled oats nuts plenty of fresh fruit and a non dairy yoghurt alternative like one made from coconut cream If you eat a water based salad supper the only thing entering into your body throughout the night is high nutrient medicinal fibre 4 Eat sufficient calories If you time consumption right then you can eat close to your recommended daily allowance while still shedding pounds If you aim to hit the RDA for calories 2000 for ladies 2500 for men while burning an additional 500 per day then your metabolism will remain high just like your spirits By this calculation you will lose 1 2 pounds per week If you want to lose more then upping your exercise as well as cutting calories is the healthiest way 5 Avoid fruits after 8pm 5pm to see greater results When we eat a lot of sugar and don t burn it off afterwards most of the fructose gets metabolised by the liver There it gets turned into fat which is then secreted into the blood Eat healthy fruits as breakfast or even a mid afternoon snack glucose is basically brain food so an orange will bring clarity as you dwell at your desk but as we are settling in for an evening of relaxation it is best to steer clear of too many sweet treats 6 Train in intervals Use compound movements Compound exercises such as press ups and squats which work more than one joint and muscle group work well because they raise the intensity of the exercise Raising your exertion level by adding sprints into your jog will also bring great benefit due to the rise in potency of the workout 7 Try psyllium husk as an evening meal replacement This fibrous powder will clean out your internal digestion organs increasing your absorption of nutrients from the fresh fruit and veg you ll have been enjoying throughout the day Psyllium is the husk of the seed from the Plantago plant It swells in water forming a calorie free gel that reduces appetite too Try in the evenings to help avoid snacking 8 Add strength training Cardio is a great way to burn calories and fat but it also burns muscle Strength training lifting weights has what is known as high EPOC or Excess PostExercise Oxygen Consumption which relates to how much your metabolism is raised after a workout A good strength programme can elevate your metabolism for up to 38 hours after a session 9 Rest and Recovery Meditate Make sure you take ample time to unwind before bed or time to slowly rev up into the day with some mindful music or even soundbowl healing recordings Meditation can take place in many forms ranging from seated silent breath focus to high octane dancing shaking styles This will also help you 10 Sleep sufficiently Sufficient sleep 8 hours per night leads to a higher success rate in weight loss attempts Lack of rest makes you crave food and after four nights of poor sleep in a row your sensitivity to insulin drops When your insulin is working well fat cells remove fatty acids from your blood stream 113
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Why Can t I Balance 114 Why can t my clients balance today or a better way of looking at it is how does the nervous system affect my clients performance today The short answer is often STRESS stress affects our movement mobility breathing spatial awareness proprioception and Balance Not only can this lead to not being able to do your Pilates well this week but it can also lead to your pain levels rising Have you ever noticed how your back pain or neck issues or shoulder tension rapidly increases as your stress levels rise It s important to acknowledge this it s a fact Remember your mind affects your body We ve all heard of our nervous systems we have our SYMPATHETIC nervous system and our PARASYMPATHETIC nervous system Ideally we all want to be in our parasympathetic nervous system this is all about rest digestion relaxation nourishment of self In this state we have a normal heart rate blood pressure decreases we breathe properly move more easily are more aware of ourselves and what is around us This is where you really want to be HEALTH WELLBEING The sympathetic nervous system SNS is responsible for our fight or flight responses We are on high alert so our breathing becomes quicker more shallow we tense ourselves ready for action saliva is reduced the bladder walls relax cortisol and adrenaline pump through our system We really only want to be here for short periods of time So lots of us operate predominately from our SNS Wow Imagine what that is doing to our bodies Think about eating your lunch if you re stressed basically operating from your SNS can you imagine how your body is going to handle you eating your lunch You will eat faster take in more air chew less you already have less saliva in your mouth your body is not in rest and digest so no wonder we end up with indigestion and all sorts of gut issues So when you come along to Pilates maybe you re already late maybe you ve been worrying about work issues financial issues your family you feel you don t have enough time etc now it s easier to see why balance will be a problem for you I think of my stress as a bucket and in my bucket go all my worries work financial relationship nutritional issues fitness goals etc etc as long as those worries don t reach the top I can operate pretty well and stay in my parasympathetic nervous system most of the time but as the bucket fills it might only take one small thing to make my bucket overflow and then boom I m straight into my SNS and all that entails The secret is to recognise how full your bucket is getting and if it s starting to get close to the top then you must start doing things that reduce your stress It might be as simple as going for a walk having a hot bath speaking to someone you love a break away from work for a few hours or a day or a week Do a mind body form of exercise like Pilates meditate read What s important here is to recognise when it s time for you to take action and take that action Living in your SNS is no fun for you or your body Standing one leg balance Cobra stretch Lying hip flexor stretch Pelvic tilt Seated side stretch
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Why Can t I Balance 114 Why can t my clients balance today or a better way of looking at it is how does the nervous system affect my clients performance today The short answer is often STRESS stress affects our movement mobility breathing spatial awareness proprioception and Balance Not only can this lead to not being able to do your Pilates well this week but it can also lead to your pain levels rising Have you ever noticed how your back pain or neck issues or shoulder tension rapidly increases as your stress levels rise It s important to acknowledge this it s a fact Remember your mind affects your body We ve all heard of our nervous systems we have our SYMPATHETIC nervous system and our PARASYMPATHETIC nervous system Ideally we all want to be in our parasympathetic nervous system this is all about rest digestion relaxation nourishment of self In this state we have a normal heart rate blood pressure decreases we breathe properly move more easily are more aware of ourselves and what is around us This is where you really want to be HEALTH WELLBEING The sympathetic nervous system SNS is responsible for our fight or flight responses We are on high alert so our breathing becomes quicker more shallow we tense ourselves ready for action saliva is reduced the bladder walls relax cortisol and adrenaline pump through our system We really only want to be here for short periods of time So lots of us operate predominately from our SNS Wow Imagine what that is doing to our bodies Think about eating your lunch if you re stressed basically operating from your SNS can you imagine how your body is going to handle you eating your lunch You will eat faster take in more air chew less you already have less saliva in your mouth your body is not in rest and digest so no wonder we end up with indigestion and all sorts of gut issues So when you come along to Pilates maybe you re already late maybe you ve been worrying about work issues financial issues your family you feel you don t have enough time etc now it s easier to see why balance will be a problem for you I think of my stress as a bucket and in my bucket go all my worries work financial relationship nutritional issues fitness goals etc etc as long as those worries don t reach the top I can operate pretty well and stay in my parasympathetic nervous system most of the time but as the bucket fills it might only take one small thing to make my bucket overflow and then boom I m straight into my SNS and all that entails The secret is to recognise how full your bucket is getting and if it s starting to get close to the top then you must start doing things that reduce your stress It might be as simple as going for a walk having a hot bath speaking to someone you love a break away from work for a few hours or a day or a week Do a mind body form of exercise like Pilates meditate read What s important here is to recognise when it s time for you to take action and take that action Living in your SNS is no fun for you or your body Standing one leg balance Cobra stretch Lying hip flexor stretch Pelvic tilt Seated side stretch
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HEALTH WELLBEING 117 One stop surgery Thank you so much for removing the curtain from my eye How wonderful to see the full colours of nature again Local Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon Amar Alwitry has been working as a consultant in the region for many years and has recently been awarded the prestigious Eye Surgeon of the Year accolade from Private Health Plus Now he s put his unrivalled skills and experience into a service which is brand new to Woodthorpe Hospital and is revolutionising cataract surgery The ground breaking one stop cataract service is what Amar calls his flagship and it allows patients to be assessed diagnosed and treated all in the very same day In this set up the patient comes along around midday I see and assess them they have their scans done and have the operation at around 2pm explains Amar It improves the patient pathway from 3 visits and up to 6 months down to a single visit and a couple of hours Cataracts is a common condition that occurs usually with age causing the eye s lens to become clouded and the surgery that corrects it is one of the most commonly carried out and arguably safest procedures within the NHS It s one that s often associated with a great deal of anxiety though The wait and the anticipation that comes with the regular procedure is something Amar sees with almost all of his patients but the new onestop service eliminates this completely making for a much more positive and relaxed overall experience What s more Amar s one stop procedures average just four and a half minutes meaning patients are only being operated on for a matter of moments The efficient service provided by the team at the Woodthorpe Hospital also means that Mr Alwitry can operate on up to 12 patients in an afternoon compared to just an average of 6 or 7 on standard NHS operating lists and from consultation to discharge patients are generally home in less than three hours We go into the eye we cut away the cataract and put a brand new lens back in he explains and advancing technology within the field means that there are different lenses available that give patients the greatest chance to achieve their best vision post surgery Despite the speed and efficiency of the new one stop service the assessments and pre and post operative care are all exactly the same as they would be in a normal cataract case though so while the procedure is dramatically decreasing the surgery time line the quality of the end result is not compromised It s had a great response from patients too One of Amar s patients said Mr Alwitry Thank you so much for removing the curtain from my eye How wonderful to see the full colours of nature again One stop appointments are now available for self pay and insured patients at Woodthorpe Hospital in Nottingham Call the Private Account Manager on 0115 9932015 to find out more information or to book your appointment with Mr Alwitry s PA Leisa on 0115 7722058 Alternatively you can find out more information on the service via Woodthorpe Hospital s website www woodthorpehospital co uk As well as the one stop service Dr Alwitry is experienced in performing a wide range of ophthalmic procedures Visit his website www mids eyecare co uk to find out more
HEALTH   WELLBEING  117  One-stop surgery    Thank you so much for removing the    curtain    from my eye. How wonderful t...
HEALTH WELLBEING 117 One stop surgery Thank you so much for removing the curtain from my eye How wonderful to see the full colours of nature again Local Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon Amar Alwitry has been working as a consultant in the region for many years and has recently been awarded the prestigious Eye Surgeon of the Year accolade from Private Health Plus Now he s put his unrivalled skills and experience into a service which is brand new to Woodthorpe Hospital and is revolutionising cataract surgery The ground breaking one stop cataract service is what Amar calls his flagship and it allows patients to be assessed diagnosed and treated all in the very same day In this set up the patient comes along around midday I see and assess them they have their scans done and have the operation at around 2pm explains Amar It improves the patient pathway from 3 visits and up to 6 months down to a single visit and a couple of hours Cataracts is a common condition that occurs usually with age causing the eye s lens to become clouded and the surgery that corrects it is one of the most commonly carried out and arguably safest procedures within the NHS It s one that s often associated with a great deal of anxiety though The wait and the anticipation that comes with the regular procedure is something Amar sees with almost all of his patients but the new onestop service eliminates this completely making for a much more positive and relaxed overall experience What s more Amar s one stop procedures average just four and a half minutes meaning patients are only being operated on for a matter of moments The efficient service provided by the team at the Woodthorpe Hospital also means that Mr Alwitry can operate on up to 12 patients in an afternoon compared to just an average of 6 or 7 on standard NHS operating lists and from consultation to discharge patients are generally home in less than three hours We go into the eye we cut away the cataract and put a brand new lens back in he explains and advancing technology within the field means that there are different lenses available that give patients the greatest chance to achieve their best vision post surgery Despite the speed and efficiency of the new one stop service the assessments and pre and post operative care are all exactly the same as they would be in a normal cataract case though so while the procedure is dramatically decreasing the surgery time line the quality of the end result is not compromised It s had a great response from patients too One of Amar s patients said Mr Alwitry Thank you so much for removing the curtain from my eye How wonderful to see the full colours of nature again One stop appointments are now available for self pay and insured patients at Woodthorpe Hospital in Nottingham Call the Private Account Manager on 0115 9932015 to find out more information or to book your appointment with Mr Alwitry s PA Leisa on 0115 7722058 Alternatively you can find out more information on the service via Woodthorpe Hospital s website www woodthorpehospital co uk As well as the one stop service Dr Alwitry is experienced in performing a wide range of ophthalmic procedures Visit his website www mids eyecare co uk to find out more
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Best Monthly Boxes 121 Just when we thought online shopping couldn t get any better subscription boxes came along to prove us all wrong Not only do they allow subscribers to trial a selection of new products each and every month once you re signed up the only effort involved is unwrapping the package There are countless themed boxes on everything from beauty and food to pets and books Here s a selection of the ones we think you need in your life The Willoughby Book Club The Willoughby Book Club is an award winning book subscription service founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Adam Chloe Pollard Today the company employs a small team from its office in Leicester and has subscribers in over 30 countries across the world The Willoughby Book Club offers a number of personalised book subscription packages accommodating a range of ages and interests all available in 3 6 or 12 month options Each month subscribers receive a brand new book that s been handpicked to match their very own reading tastes by a team of literary experts Customers can buy packages directly from www thewilloughbybookclub co uk Riverfood The Riverford veg box scheme began when Guy started delivering vegetables locally to 30 friends in Devon They now deliver around 47 000 boxes a week to homes across the UK from their four farms and one in France They re unapologetic veg nerds who believe that good food good farming and good business will make the world a happier place They work with small scale organic family farms across the UK and overseas if they didn t grow it they know who did Everything they do is rooted in their love of fresh organic produce along with cooking and eating it together www riverford co uk Bruu Tea They re BRUU the gourmet tea club and they re on a mission to introduce the world to better tasting tea Join their tea club and every month they ll deliver a selection of delicious gourmet teas through your letterbox Each box is personalised just for you with only the finest quality loose tea helping them live up to their gourmet promise And with between 40 80 cups of tea in each delivery it s great value too They re the totally fun superfriendly cancel anytime tastiertea club So go on you re just one click away from tasting delicious new teas every month www bruutea co uk Cheese Posties Thursday afternoon Cheese Posties day After a week of impersonal window envelopes Thursdays see the rapidly growing list of subscribers to this off beat subscription service finding something in the mail they actually want a box containing all the makings of a cheese toastie That s right a cheese toastie through the mail slot What sort of cheese toastie exactly They won t know which is part of the fun Perhaps Ze Tasty German gruy re sauerkraut and mustard or a White Choc Bomb mozzarella white chocolate and raspberry If I knew you were coming If I Knew You Were Coming is a small family business from Cumbria with a passion for baking With their baking subscriptions they provide all of the dry ingredients to make really delicious recipes including cookies muffins and their personal favourite brownies Each subscription comes with an instruction card detailing the steps you need to take and a short shopping list required to complete the bake They even provide a DIY brownie tray or tulip muffin cases They aim to take the hassle out of baking you won t need to have lots of different ingredients sitting unused in the cupboards as they provide perfectly weighed ingredients so all you need to do is mix bake and enjoy Wax and Stamp Finding new music is one of life s joys but so often it just slips away Enter Wax Stamp They send you two records one LP and one 12 single each month for your listening pleasure The team there pick one and they choose a guest selector to pick the other Those selectors have included music journalists label owners DJ and comedians in the past including Snooker Legend Steve Davies Bill Brewster and Josie Long www waxandstamp com
Best Monthly Boxes  121  Just when we thought online shopping couldn   t get any better subscription boxes came along to p...
Best Monthly Boxes 121 Just when we thought online shopping couldn t get any better subscription boxes came along to prove us all wrong Not only do they allow subscribers to trial a selection of new products each and every month once you re signed up the only effort involved is unwrapping the package There are countless themed boxes on everything from beauty and food to pets and books Here s a selection of the ones we think you need in your life The Willoughby Book Club The Willoughby Book Club is an award winning book subscription service founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Adam Chloe Pollard Today the company employs a small team from its office in Leicester and has subscribers in over 30 countries across the world The Willoughby Book Club offers a number of personalised book subscription packages accommodating a range of ages and interests all available in 3 6 or 12 month options Each month subscribers receive a brand new book that s been handpicked to match their very own reading tastes by a team of literary experts Customers can buy packages directly from www thewilloughbybookclub co uk Riverfood The Riverford veg box scheme began when Guy started delivering vegetables locally to 30 friends in Devon They now deliver around 47 000 boxes a week to homes across the UK from their four farms and one in France They re unapologetic veg nerds who believe that good food good farming and good business will make the world a happier place They work with small scale organic family farms across the UK and overseas if they didn t grow it they know who did Everything they do is rooted in their love of fresh organic produce along with cooking and eating it together www riverford co uk Bruu Tea They re BRUU the gourmet tea club and they re on a mission to introduce the world to better tasting tea Join their tea club and every month they ll deliver a selection of delicious gourmet teas through your letterbox Each box is personalised just for you with only the finest quality loose tea helping them live up to their gourmet promise And with between 40 80 cups of tea in each delivery it s great value too They re the totally fun superfriendly cancel anytime tastiertea club So go on you re just one click away from tasting delicious new teas every month www bruutea co uk Cheese Posties Thursday afternoon Cheese Posties day After a week of impersonal window envelopes Thursdays see the rapidly growing list of subscribers to this off beat subscription service finding something in the mail they actually want a box containing all the makings of a cheese toastie That s right a cheese toastie through the mail slot What sort of cheese toastie exactly They won t know which is part of the fun Perhaps Ze Tasty German gruy re sauerkraut and mustard or a White Choc Bomb mozzarella white chocolate and raspberry If I knew you were coming If I Knew You Were Coming is a small family business from Cumbria with a passion for baking With their baking subscriptions they provide all of the dry ingredients to make really delicious recipes including cookies muffins and their personal favourite brownies Each subscription comes with an instruction card detailing the steps you need to take and a short shopping list required to complete the bake They even provide a DIY brownie tray or tulip muffin cases They aim to take the hassle out of baking you won t need to have lots of different ingredients sitting unused in the cupboards as they provide perfectly weighed ingredients so all you need to do is mix bake and enjoy Wax and Stamp Finding new music is one of life s joys but so often it just slips away Enter Wax Stamp They send you two records one LP and one 12 single each month for your listening pleasure The team there pick one and they choose a guest selector to pick the other Those selectors have included music journalists label owners DJ and comedians in the past including Snooker Legend Steve Davies Bill Brewster and Josie Long www waxandstamp com
Best Monthly Boxes  121  Just when we thought online shopping couldn   t get any better subscription boxes came along to p...
123 Quotes for every occasion By Maddie Storey When you re feeling unmotivated Success is most often achieved by those who don t know that failure is inevitable Coco Chanel If you re not on the same page as someone You ll never see it my way because you re not me Britney Spears For confusing times Sometimes you can t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others Ellen DeGeneres For big dreamers All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them Walt Disney If something doesn t go as well as planned Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm Winston Churchill When you have been dumped When you get too comfortable You miss 100 percent of the shots you don t take Wayne Gretzky Worried about standing out In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different Coco Chanel When things are tough If you re going through hell keep going Winston Churchill When you re ready to give up I have not failed I ve just found 10 000 ways that won t work Thomas Edison If someone upsets you The truth is everyone is going to hurt you You just got to find the ones worth suffering for Bob Marley Looking for inspiration Don t cry because it s over smile because it happened Be the change you want to see in the world Feeling like something is missing For when you re feeling nervous Dr Seuss Opportunities don t happen You create them Chris Grosser When people do you wrong The best revenge is massive success Frank Sinatra Mahatma Gandhi Do one thing every day that scares you Eleanor Roosevelt Trying to avoid work Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone Pablo Picasso
123  Quotes for every occasion By Maddie Storey  When you   re feeling unmotivated      Success is most often achieved by ...
123 Quotes for every occasion By Maddie Storey When you re feeling unmotivated Success is most often achieved by those who don t know that failure is inevitable Coco Chanel If you re not on the same page as someone You ll never see it my way because you re not me Britney Spears For confusing times Sometimes you can t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others Ellen DeGeneres For big dreamers All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them Walt Disney If something doesn t go as well as planned Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm Winston Churchill When you have been dumped When you get too comfortable You miss 100 percent of the shots you don t take Wayne Gretzky Worried about standing out In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different Coco Chanel When things are tough If you re going through hell keep going Winston Churchill When you re ready to give up I have not failed I ve just found 10 000 ways that won t work Thomas Edison If someone upsets you The truth is everyone is going to hurt you You just got to find the ones worth suffering for Bob Marley Looking for inspiration Don t cry because it s over smile because it happened Be the change you want to see in the world Feeling like something is missing For when you re feeling nervous Dr Seuss Opportunities don t happen You create them Chris Grosser When people do you wrong The best revenge is massive success Frank Sinatra Mahatma Gandhi Do one thing every day that scares you Eleanor Roosevelt Trying to avoid work Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone Pablo Picasso
123  Quotes for every occasion By Maddie Storey  When you   re feeling unmotivated      Success is most often achieved by ...
124 EDUCATION EDUCATION By Terri Pinegar What is CORE 125 By Maddie Storey Make it stick As we begin a new year we are already 18 months into our latest 5 year Big Lottery funding Most readers know The CORE Centre Calverton Oasis Resources Education because they have visited for one reason or another whether they attend courses come for photocopying and other office services need advice or offer their own services as volunteers The CORE Centre has been based in St Wilfrid s Square since 1993 and has evolved from a small office with telephones and almost on tap Citizens Advice Service after the mine closures to a thriving go to hub which provides access to wide ranging activities and services in the heart of the Calverton community reaching out to surrounding areas CORE s aim is to improve the quality of life in the community in as many ways as we can possibly manage The Lottery is our main funder and we have promised the following in exchange for the funding we receive Beneficiaries say they have improved employability and life changes through CORE courses and Job Club improving their skills and qualifications Residents report improved health well being and social cohesion and that they are empowered as a result of the services and activities at CORE People particularly the elderly report that they have reduced isolation and loneliness through participation in services and activities at CORE People report improved confidence self esteem and independence through participating in services and activities at CORE If you haven t yet experienced CORE why not pop in and see what we are all about you would be made most welcome If you have participated in courses activities benefited from services obtained information or advice or indeed benefited by volunteering or in any other way please make sure you take 30 seconds to complete our tick sheet This will help us to provide the evidence Lottery needs that we are providing useful and increasingly essential services and activities in this community Please see our activities and courses and read about our staff and volunteers in The Echo The Dover Beck NG3 and NG14 Magazines and Nottinghamshire in Focus The CORE Centre 17 St Wilfrid s Square Calverton Nottingham NG14 6FP Registered Charity No 1079864 Tel 0115 8470551 Web www calvertoncore org uk Revision might as well be the most impossible task in the world simply because there s no particular way to do it everything works differently for everyone The art of revising is difficult to master but once you find your perfect method all you have to do is get going Colourful attempts always seem like the best and no doubt the most interesting way to revise From flash cards and gel pens to highlighters and sticky notes the use of different colours allows the direct association of colours with ideas making them therefore easier to recall or just a lot nicer to look at Creating posters and mind maps in thirty different colours although time consuming provides a huge sense of satisfaction when you realise you have sub consciously absorbed all the information you needed to know Writing things out again and again despite being repetitive is also a fantastic way to ensure your brain takes in information fast Whether memorising words sentences or formulas writing them out five or ten times is the quickest way to remember them and could quite possibly be your most successful way of revising With revision the importance of breaks can t be stressed enough Ploughing through six hours of work in one go may sound like a good idea on three cups of coffee but hitting a brick wall in your productivity from overworking yourself puts a slight kink in the chain There are so many ways to organise yourself to maximise your revision time but the truth is everyone is different so whether crossing things off lists makes you feel productive or if you prefer to prioritise the bigger projects first then work your way back to the easier ones it is a completely individual process
124  EDUCATION  EDUCATION By Terri Pinegar  What is CORE   125  By Maddie Storey  Make it stick  As we begin a new year, w...
124 EDUCATION EDUCATION By Terri Pinegar What is CORE 125 By Maddie Storey Make it stick As we begin a new year we are already 18 months into our latest 5 year Big Lottery funding Most readers know The CORE Centre Calverton Oasis Resources Education because they have visited for one reason or another whether they attend courses come for photocopying and other office services need advice or offer their own services as volunteers The CORE Centre has been based in St Wilfrid s Square since 1993 and has evolved from a small office with telephones and almost on tap Citizens Advice Service after the mine closures to a thriving go to hub which provides access to wide ranging activities and services in the heart of the Calverton community reaching out to surrounding areas CORE s aim is to improve the quality of life in the community in as many ways as we can possibly manage The Lottery is our main funder and we have promised the following in exchange for the funding we receive Beneficiaries say they have improved employability and life changes through CORE courses and Job Club improving their skills and qualifications Residents report improved health well being and social cohesion and that they are empowered as a result of the services and activities at CORE People particularly the elderly report that they have reduced isolation and loneliness through participation in services and activities at CORE People report improved confidence self esteem and independence through participating in services and activities at CORE If you haven t yet experienced CORE why not pop in and see what we are all about you would be made most welcome If you have participated in courses activities benefited from services obtained information or advice or indeed benefited by volunteering or in any other way please make sure you take 30 seconds to complete our tick sheet This will help us to provide the evidence Lottery needs that we are providing useful and increasingly essential services and activities in this community Please see our activities and courses and read about our staff and volunteers in The Echo The Dover Beck NG3 and NG14 Magazines and Nottinghamshire in Focus The CORE Centre 17 St Wilfrid s Square Calverton Nottingham NG14 6FP Registered Charity No 1079864 Tel 0115 8470551 Web www calvertoncore org uk Revision might as well be the most impossible task in the world simply because there s no particular way to do it everything works differently for everyone The art of revising is difficult to master but once you find your perfect method all you have to do is get going Colourful attempts always seem like the best and no doubt the most interesting way to revise From flash cards and gel pens to highlighters and sticky notes the use of different colours allows the direct association of colours with ideas making them therefore easier to recall or just a lot nicer to look at Creating posters and mind maps in thirty different colours although time consuming provides a huge sense of satisfaction when you realise you have sub consciously absorbed all the information you needed to know Writing things out again and again despite being repetitive is also a fantastic way to ensure your brain takes in information fast Whether memorising words sentences or formulas writing them out five or ten times is the quickest way to remember them and could quite possibly be your most successful way of revising With revision the importance of breaks can t be stressed enough Ploughing through six hours of work in one go may sound like a good idea on three cups of coffee but hitting a brick wall in your productivity from overworking yourself puts a slight kink in the chain There are so many ways to organise yourself to maximise your revision time but the truth is everyone is different so whether crossing things off lists makes you feel productive or if you prefer to prioritise the bigger projects first then work your way back to the easier ones it is a completely individual process
124  EDUCATION  EDUCATION By Terri Pinegar  What is CORE   125  By Maddie Storey  Make it stick  As we begin a new year, w...
EDUCATION By Maddie Storey 127 Have you considered your options Many people think that there is only one option in terms of education which includes staying in school until you re 18 years old then going to university to get a degree before moving on to full time employment For some people that truly is how they want to live their life however in today s society there are so many more options for people who don t wish to continue in standard education Despite the law stating it s obligatory to remain in education until 18 years old there are many ways to maximise the enjoyment of your education In school they religiously encourage the journey through 6th form completing your A levels then onto university to do your degree to map out the rest of your life But the world is changing intelligence isn t judged by a diploma but by hard work and perseverance meaning A levels are not the only acceptable qualifications If A levels don t appeal to people because of the intense and sometimes overwhelming environment college offers a more laid back alternative to achieve the same qualifications in a less stressful atmosphere by decreasing contact hours and providing more independent study time for students allowing them to manage their own time Alternatively apprenticeships give students a taste of working life by bringing them into the working world and adding a sense of freshness to their businesses Apprenticeships consist of working at a job placement of your choice whilst studying a course based around that job allowing a peek at what is yet to come Or maybe home schooling is for you the tenacity to work independently in a relaxed and familiar environment is another brilliant way to get your qualifications Plus it gets you away from all the stress of school life
EDUCATION  By Maddie Storey  127  Have you considered your options   Many people think that there is only one option in te...
EDUCATION By Maddie Storey 127 Have you considered your options Many people think that there is only one option in terms of education which includes staying in school until you re 18 years old then going to university to get a degree before moving on to full time employment For some people that truly is how they want to live their life however in today s society there are so many more options for people who don t wish to continue in standard education Despite the law stating it s obligatory to remain in education until 18 years old there are many ways to maximise the enjoyment of your education In school they religiously encourage the journey through 6th form completing your A levels then onto university to do your degree to map out the rest of your life But the world is changing intelligence isn t judged by a diploma but by hard work and perseverance meaning A levels are not the only acceptable qualifications If A levels don t appeal to people because of the intense and sometimes overwhelming environment college offers a more laid back alternative to achieve the same qualifications in a less stressful atmosphere by decreasing contact hours and providing more independent study time for students allowing them to manage their own time Alternatively apprenticeships give students a taste of working life by bringing them into the working world and adding a sense of freshness to their businesses Apprenticeships consist of working at a job placement of your choice whilst studying a course based around that job allowing a peek at what is yet to come Or maybe home schooling is for you the tenacity to work independently in a relaxed and familiar environment is another brilliant way to get your qualifications Plus it gets you away from all the stress of school life
EDUCATION  By Maddie Storey  127  Have you considered your options   Many people think that there is only one option in te...
128 EDUCATION 129 UPCOMING EVENTS Vintage and Retro Fair When Saturday 25th March 10 00am 2 00pm Where Nottinghamshire Hospice 384 Woodborough Road Nottingham NG3 4JF Step back in time as you browse a beautiful collection of vintage and retro stalls and once you ve had your fix of nostalgia pop into our vintage tearoom and enjoy a sweet treat or two Strictly Learn to Dance Grand Final When Saturday 8th April 7 30pm 11 00pm Where Nottingham Girls High School 9 Arboretum Street Nottingham NG1 4JB Our 5 brave couples are undertaking a course of 10 weeks of lessons learning the Waltz and the Cha Cha to astound you at the Grand Final Each couple will perform both of their routines and receive the scores of the judges before one of them is crowned the Nottinghamshire Hospice Strictly Champions for 2017 Tandem Skydive When Saturday 24th June 9 00am 11 00am Where Langar Airfield Langar Nottinghamshire NG13 9HY We re looking for thrill seeking fundraisers to take on this once in a lifetime sponsored skydive opportunity and if you raise enough sponsorship you can jump for free Happy Memories Southfields Childcare at Car Colston Nottinghamshire is a nursery in a location which is a dream for children and parents A visit is enough to realise that happy children playing and learning in inspiring surroundings add up to a great choice for any child With so much space and fresh air the nursery has everything to help stimulate and educate young minds Established since 1999 and situated in a purpose built barn conversion at Old Hall Farm the nursery has access to a fenced astro turfed area to offer free play outdoors together with a superb walled garden We have access to a safe spinney in the adjacent field where we offer WOODLAND SESSIONS one session per week by rotation We use the rural environment to enhance the children s learning looking at the changes in the seasons young animals or wild life and minibeasts There is a vegetable garden for children to grow and tend their own produce A big favourite of everyone is the outside mud kitchen Permission to get grubby busy and have fun During the growing season crops of lettuce radishes potatoes and herbs all child waist high in raised beds are lovingly cultivated from seed For the after school children there is equally enough to entertain and keep them busy or relax after a hard school day It is easy to see why owner Mandy Beeby is so proud of her achievement in providing the pre school after school service She said We have this marvellous location surrounded by woodland and fields Our highly qualified staff ratio of 1 4 for 2yr olds 1 6 for 3 will offer your child a wonderful start in life Word of mouth is also an important part of being recommended as an establishment of quality and care Mandy Beeby has received many messages of thanks from children and parents as they go on to further their education Leo has amazing memories and it gave him the best start Mrs G July 16 Thank you all for a wonderful few years at Southfields we are so lucky to have had somewhere so caring fun and stimulating to send our children B and A will miss you but see you over the holidays Mrs C July 16 S and A have both loved their time at Southfields it s a very special environment and our children have been lucky to experience it Mrs Sh July 16 Situated in the rural village of Car Colston off the A46 to Newark Southfields serves the surrounding villages with childcare from 2 5years in the pre school and up to 9years in the Before After School or Holiday clubs 7 45am 6pm Using the exceptional rural setting they offer a stimulating environment covering all aspects of the new EYFS PLUS Woodland sessions and Yoga on Wednesdays with a qualified teacher All voucher schemes accepted Go and see them You ll LOVE it Telephone 01949 20123 Email southfields rbeeby co uk www southfieldschildcare co uk Big Purple Party There s a week long party happening across Nottinghamshire in May and you re invited Join Notts Hospice s Big Purple Party and change lives in Nottinghamshire At Notts Hospice we believe that every person in Nottinghamshire with any terminal illness should have access to free of charge compassionate care and support to help them make the most of their final days weeks and months for as long as they need it wherever they wish to receive it Each year we provide care respite and emotional support with dignity to patients and their families across Nottinghamshire in their own homes or at our day therapy centre To provide these services we need to raise 2 7million a year that s over 7 000 a day Access to Day Therapy Hospice at Home and bereavement support is free of charge and is only made possible through the generous support of the community So in May we re bringing everyone together for one massive party because together we can change lives The Big Purple Party runs from 22nd to 28th May It s fun it s easy it s urgent it s important it counts and what you do will count because everyone together can change lives There s lots of ways you can join in Some will be organising a fundraising event such as a coffee morning others will be volunteering at a supermarket takeover to help with bag packs and collections some will be getting involved through their place of work the more daring will be taking on a sponsored challenge The ideas are endless but always fun and easy What you do next could change the lives of Nottinghamshire families going through their most difficult time Visit www nottshospice org purple to pledge your support and download a Purple Party pack or contact Michelle at Notts Hospice on 0115 910 1008 ext 250 or fundraising nottshospice org to find out more Hadrians Wall Trek When Fri 7th July to Sunday 9th July Where Hadrian s Wall Join our Community Fundraiser Elaine Hopkins on this fascinating trek of 25 miles along Hadrian s Wall The route takes you from Lanercost Priory to Brocolitia in an easterly direction encompassing some breathtaking views and historic ruins Women s Running 5k 10k When Sunday 9th July 10 00am 3 00pm Where Victoria Embankment Nottingham NG2 2JY The Women s Running Series Nottingham is a fun friendly and supportive running race catering for all running types so whether you re a first timer a club runner or chasing a new PB this event can help you to achieve your goals London to Brighton Cycle Ride When Sunday 17th September 6 30am 9 30pm Where Clapham Common This one day fundraising bike ride will take you through stunning Sussex scenery from London to Brighton with an undulating challenging route that includes the infamous Ditchling Beacon along with meandering tree lined country roads Ikano Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon When Sunday 24th September 2017 9 00am to 5 00pm Where Victoria Embankment Nottingham England NG2 2JY United Kingdom The Ikano Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon is back and we have FREE places available in return for a minimum sponsorship of 150 Great Wall of China Trek When Saturday 28th October Sunday 5th November Where Great Wall of China The China Great Wall Trek is a fantastic 5 day hike along this awesome man made structure One of the best in charity treks this challenge takes us over watch towers and mountains through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail For more information or to register for any of the above events please visit www nottshospice org events or call the fundraising team on 0115 910 1008
128  EDUCATION  129  UPCOMING EVENTS Vintage and Retro Fair  When  Saturday 25th March, 10 00am - 2 00pm Where  Nottingham...
128 EDUCATION 129 UPCOMING EVENTS Vintage and Retro Fair When Saturday 25th March 10 00am 2 00pm Where Nottinghamshire Hospice 384 Woodborough Road Nottingham NG3 4JF Step back in time as you browse a beautiful collection of vintage and retro stalls and once you ve had your fix of nostalgia pop into our vintage tearoom and enjoy a sweet treat or two Strictly Learn to Dance Grand Final When Saturday 8th April 7 30pm 11 00pm Where Nottingham Girls High School 9 Arboretum Street Nottingham NG1 4JB Our 5 brave couples are undertaking a course of 10 weeks of lessons learning the Waltz and the Cha Cha to astound you at the Grand Final Each couple will perform both of their routines and receive the scores of the judges before one of them is crowned the Nottinghamshire Hospice Strictly Champions for 2017 Tandem Skydive When Saturday 24th June 9 00am 11 00am Where Langar Airfield Langar Nottinghamshire NG13 9HY We re looking for thrill seeking fundraisers to take on this once in a lifetime sponsored skydive opportunity and if you raise enough sponsorship you can jump for free Happy Memories Southfields Childcare at Car Colston Nottinghamshire is a nursery in a location which is a dream for children and parents A visit is enough to realise that happy children playing and learning in inspiring surroundings add up to a great choice for any child With so much space and fresh air the nursery has everything to help stimulate and educate young minds Established since 1999 and situated in a purpose built barn conversion at Old Hall Farm the nursery has access to a fenced astro turfed area to offer free play outdoors together with a superb walled garden We have access to a safe spinney in the adjacent field where we offer WOODLAND SESSIONS one session per week by rotation We use the rural environment to enhance the children s learning looking at the changes in the seasons young animals or wild life and minibeasts There is a vegetable garden for children to grow and tend their own produce A big favourite of everyone is the outside mud kitchen Permission to get grubby busy and have fun During the growing season crops of lettuce radishes potatoes and herbs all child waist high in raised beds are lovingly cultivated from seed For the after school children there is equally enough to entertain and keep them busy or relax after a hard school day It is easy to see why owner Mandy Beeby is so proud of her achievement in providing the pre school after school service She said We have this marvellous location surrounded by woodland and fields Our highly qualified staff ratio of 1 4 for 2yr olds 1 6 for 3 will offer your child a wonderful start in life Word of mouth is also an important part of being recommended as an establishment of quality and care Mandy Beeby has received many messages of thanks from children and parents as they go on to further their education Leo has amazing memories and it gave him the best start Mrs G July 16 Thank you all for a wonderful few years at Southfields we are so lucky to have had somewhere so caring fun and stimulating to send our children B and A will miss you but see you over the holidays Mrs C July 16 S and A have both loved their time at Southfields it s a very special environment and our children have been lucky to experience it Mrs Sh July 16 Situated in the rural village of Car Colston off the A46 to Newark Southfields serves the surrounding villages with childcare from 2 5years in the pre school and up to 9years in the Before After School or Holiday clubs 7 45am 6pm Using the exceptional rural setting they offer a stimulating environment covering all aspects of the new EYFS PLUS Woodland sessions and Yoga on Wednesdays with a qualified teacher All voucher schemes accepted Go and see them You ll LOVE it Telephone 01949 20123 Email southfields rbeeby co uk www southfieldschildcare co uk Big Purple Party There s a week long party happening across Nottinghamshire in May and you re invited Join Notts Hospice s Big Purple Party and change lives in Nottinghamshire At Notts Hospice we believe that every person in Nottinghamshire with any terminal illness should have access to free of charge compassionate care and support to help them make the most of their final days weeks and months for as long as they need it wherever they wish to receive it Each year we provide care respite and emotional support with dignity to patients and their families across Nottinghamshire in their own homes or at our day therapy centre To provide these services we need to raise 2 7million a year that s over 7 000 a day Access to Day Therapy Hospice at Home and bereavement support is free of charge and is only made possible through the generous support of the community So in May we re bringing everyone together for one massive party because together we can change lives The Big Purple Party runs from 22nd to 28th May It s fun it s easy it s urgent it s important it counts and what you do will count because everyone together can change lives There s lots of ways you can join in Some will be organising a fundraising event such as a coffee morning others will be volunteering at a supermarket takeover to help with bag packs and collections some will be getting involved through their place of work the more daring will be taking on a sponsored challenge The ideas are endless but always fun and easy What you do next could change the lives of Nottinghamshire families going through their most difficult time Visit www nottshospice org purple to pledge your support and download a Purple Party pack or contact Michelle at Notts Hospice on 0115 910 1008 ext 250 or fundraising nottshospice org to find out more Hadrians Wall Trek When Fri 7th July to Sunday 9th July Where Hadrian s Wall Join our Community Fundraiser Elaine Hopkins on this fascinating trek of 25 miles along Hadrian s Wall The route takes you from Lanercost Priory to Brocolitia in an easterly direction encompassing some breathtaking views and historic ruins Women s Running 5k 10k When Sunday 9th July 10 00am 3 00pm Where Victoria Embankment Nottingham NG2 2JY The Women s Running Series Nottingham is a fun friendly and supportive running race catering for all running types so whether you re a first timer a club runner or chasing a new PB this event can help you to achieve your goals London to Brighton Cycle Ride When Sunday 17th September 6 30am 9 30pm Where Clapham Common This one day fundraising bike ride will take you through stunning Sussex scenery from London to Brighton with an undulating challenging route that includes the infamous Ditchling Beacon along with meandering tree lined country roads Ikano Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon When Sunday 24th September 2017 9 00am to 5 00pm Where Victoria Embankment Nottingham England NG2 2JY United Kingdom The Ikano Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon is back and we have FREE places available in return for a minimum sponsorship of 150 Great Wall of China Trek When Saturday 28th October Sunday 5th November Where Great Wall of China The China Great Wall Trek is a fantastic 5 day hike along this awesome man made structure One of the best in charity treks this challenge takes us over watch towers and mountains through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail For more information or to register for any of the above events please visit www nottshospice org events or call the fundraising team on 0115 910 1008
128  EDUCATION  129  UPCOMING EVENTS Vintage and Retro Fair  When  Saturday 25th March, 10 00am - 2 00pm Where  Nottingham...
130 MARKETS MARKETS Love Your Local Market Markets are a vital part of our nation s high streets and town centres offering so much more than just a shopping experience The Love Your Local Market campaign celebrates the uniqueness of markets in May and with 1200 markets across the UK involved putting on special events and promotions you can t afford to miss it Organised by The National Association of British Market Authorities the campaign started in 2012 as a consequence of the Mary Portas Review on High Streets Love Your Local Market has since gathered year on year momentum and participating markets have now been rolled out into 16 countries across the world Already a popular place to visit markets can offer a great day out and during Love Your Local Market fortnight you could find yourself at the centre of a Youth Market full of budding entrepreneurs and performers or a Flash Mob They could also easily stumble upon a Cookery Demonstration carried out at so many farmers markets or a Day of Random Acts of Kindness open Monday to Saturday from 9 5 As they did for Love Your Local Market in previous years the Market Team are also offering subsidised pitches at all the city s outdoor neighbourhood markets so be sure to get in touch with them if you know someone with a great new business idea Did you know that if the adult population of Nottingham City were to spend just 5 per week in the cities local markets it would put 65 million into the pockets of small businesses and have an enormous impact on the local economy in terms of income jobs and taxes Nottingham Markets The focus on this year s Love Your Local Market campaign is Markets for Millennials and Nottingham City Council will be launching a new pop up flexible space in the Victoria Centre aimed at students and start ups You will be able to discover the latest designs and innovations from up and coming artists crafters and makers and the space will be designed to host a rotation of visiting new business throughout the fortnight For anyone interested in this opportunity the Market Team are offering free pitch fees and insurance on the 12 15 spaces available in the heart of the Victoria Centre which is With so many markets taking part in Love Your Local Market fortnight the activities organised can be as varied as towns and high streets are different so be sure to check the LYLM2017 website for updates Market operators will be adding details of their activities on a map and for an update on what is happening in Nottingham be sure to check the City Council s social media For more information visit www loveyourlocalmarket co To find out about trading opportunities with Nottingham City Council go to http bit ly LYLM2017Notts 131
130  MARKETS  MARKETS  Love Your Local Market  Markets are a vital part of our nation   s high streets and town centres of...
130 MARKETS MARKETS Love Your Local Market Markets are a vital part of our nation s high streets and town centres offering so much more than just a shopping experience The Love Your Local Market campaign celebrates the uniqueness of markets in May and with 1200 markets across the UK involved putting on special events and promotions you can t afford to miss it Organised by The National Association of British Market Authorities the campaign started in 2012 as a consequence of the Mary Portas Review on High Streets Love Your Local Market has since gathered year on year momentum and participating markets have now been rolled out into 16 countries across the world Already a popular place to visit markets can offer a great day out and during Love Your Local Market fortnight you could find yourself at the centre of a Youth Market full of budding entrepreneurs and performers or a Flash Mob They could also easily stumble upon a Cookery Demonstration carried out at so many farmers markets or a Day of Random Acts of Kindness open Monday to Saturday from 9 5 As they did for Love Your Local Market in previous years the Market Team are also offering subsidised pitches at all the city s outdoor neighbourhood markets so be sure to get in touch with them if you know someone with a great new business idea Did you know that if the adult population of Nottingham City were to spend just 5 per week in the cities local markets it would put 65 million into the pockets of small businesses and have an enormous impact on the local economy in terms of income jobs and taxes Nottingham Markets The focus on this year s Love Your Local Market campaign is Markets for Millennials and Nottingham City Council will be launching a new pop up flexible space in the Victoria Centre aimed at students and start ups You will be able to discover the latest designs and innovations from up and coming artists crafters and makers and the space will be designed to host a rotation of visiting new business throughout the fortnight For anyone interested in this opportunity the Market Team are offering free pitch fees and insurance on the 12 15 spaces available in the heart of the Victoria Centre which is With so many markets taking part in Love Your Local Market fortnight the activities organised can be as varied as towns and high streets are different so be sure to check the LYLM2017 website for updates Market operators will be adding details of their activities on a map and for an update on what is happening in Nottingham be sure to check the City Council s social media For more information visit www loveyourlocalmarket co To find out about trading opportunities with Nottingham City Council go to http bit ly LYLM2017Notts 131
130  MARKETS  MARKETS  Love Your Local Market  Markets are a vital part of our nation   s high streets and town centres of...
132 How to Digital Detox 133 By Mackenzie Orrock By Mackenzie Orrock Actually Organic If you ve ever been drawn to a product for its organic ingredients you ll no doubt have turned to read the label and found an endless list of chemicals you ve never even heard of alongside the few that actually are but Shona Munro the brains behind Skin Elixir is taking things back to basics when it comes to her products A If you read our January issue you ll know that my New Year s resolution for the last two years has been to surgically remove my mobile phone from my hand I m a failure I can guarantee that whatever time of the day it is wherever you are bar a hopefully decent eight hours of sleep it s still there But you know what they say If at first you don t succeed try try and try again Here are some of the things I hope are going to help me along the way Turn off notifications Whether it s a text call or the comment you were just mentioned in on Facebook either disable the notification or turn your phone on silent so it s not constantly distracting you and willing you to pick it up Find a hobby When I was younger a patch of muddy grass and a few sticks would entertain me for hours Granted I m not sure it would now but the point is take things back to basics and find something you enjoy doing that doesn t involve technology Let it run out of battery Believe it or not the world will not stop spinning if you don t have your phone on charge and under your pillow every night for the rest of your life promise Let the battery go flat every once in a while and you ll have no choice but to put the thing down Turn your Wi Fi off And yes I mean your data too So many phones and apps these days rely on internet connections so taking it away limits what you can actually do and your addiction to social media along with it Set tech free times Whether it s for an hour or two cooking in the kitchen a session at the gym or a few hours before bed dedicate at least a couple of hours a day to being phone free fter losing her job last summer and finding herself faced with the ultimate question what do I want to do with my life Shona turned her passion for fragrance and cosmetics into a budding business and one that is true to its organic title Her interest in natural cosmetics began when she was pregnant and more conscious of the effects of damaging chemicals on hormones and the rest of the body She was reluctant to layer products packed full of unrecognisable ingredients onto her skin and after an unsuccessful search for organic alternatives decided to take matters into her own hands As an entrepreneur and sell confessed mad researcher creating her own skincare range was the obvious solution to Shona and once she started experimenting with kind to skin ingredients it wasn t long before she found herself with a recipe that really worked I was messing around and came up with a sample pot that we took on holiday with us everyone loved it she explained A catchy name and a registered business later Skin Elixir was born The brand consists of two products the Organic Frankincense May Chang Moisturiser and the Sangfroid 100 Natural Organic Perfume The moisturiser is made up of just 6 ingredients and each and every one of them contained in both products is traceable to its organic origin bar the black seed oil which is virgin and unrefined even then They re also both completely vegan Made with Frankincense Shea butter sweet almond oil May Chang and black seed oil the moisturiser is perfect for all skin types and has been designed to promote healthy looking skin help restore elasticity and improve the appearance of spots scars and other skin conditions The fragrance combines base notes of Balsam de Peru myrrh Frankincense and Vanilla Absolute with a fruity orange twist and sweet geranium mid tone for a long lasting night time perfume that calms and uplifts A recent rebrand and the unisex earthy fragrance of both products makes the Skin Elixir range a natural and organic alternative for men and women too Shona makes each and every product herself by hand with a little help from her parents of course It feels like a big family affair which is really lovely But while they might be a small business behind the scenes they ve seen rapid growth since the brand took off last October increasing their number of Nottinghamshire stockists by the month and establishing a real online presence Despite her success so far Shona is keen to keep the Skin Elixir range small though in order to maintain the integrity of the natural and organic foundation it was built upon but you can expect to see a few new additions to the line in the near future including the Skin Bliss Serum due to launch this spring summer Watch this space for updates and a review on the new launch later this year www skinelixir co uk
132  How to Digital Detox  133  By Mackenzie Orrock  By Mackenzie Orrock  Actually Organic If you   ve ever been drawn to ...
132 How to Digital Detox 133 By Mackenzie Orrock By Mackenzie Orrock Actually Organic If you ve ever been drawn to a product for its organic ingredients you ll no doubt have turned to read the label and found an endless list of chemicals you ve never even heard of alongside the few that actually are but Shona Munro the brains behind Skin Elixir is taking things back to basics when it comes to her products A If you read our January issue you ll know that my New Year s resolution for the last two years has been to surgically remove my mobile phone from my hand I m a failure I can guarantee that whatever time of the day it is wherever you are bar a hopefully decent eight hours of sleep it s still there But you know what they say If at first you don t succeed try try and try again Here are some of the things I hope are going to help me along the way Turn off notifications Whether it s a text call or the comment you were just mentioned in on Facebook either disable the notification or turn your phone on silent so it s not constantly distracting you and willing you to pick it up Find a hobby When I was younger a patch of muddy grass and a few sticks would entertain me for hours Granted I m not sure it would now but the point is take things back to basics and find something you enjoy doing that doesn t involve technology Let it run out of battery Believe it or not the world will not stop spinning if you don t have your phone on charge and under your pillow every night for the rest of your life promise Let the battery go flat every once in a while and you ll have no choice but to put the thing down Turn your Wi Fi off And yes I mean your data too So many phones and apps these days rely on internet connections so taking it away limits what you can actually do and your addiction to social media along with it Set tech free times Whether it s for an hour or two cooking in the kitchen a session at the gym or a few hours before bed dedicate at least a couple of hours a day to being phone free fter losing her job last summer and finding herself faced with the ultimate question what do I want to do with my life Shona turned her passion for fragrance and cosmetics into a budding business and one that is true to its organic title Her interest in natural cosmetics began when she was pregnant and more conscious of the effects of damaging chemicals on hormones and the rest of the body She was reluctant to layer products packed full of unrecognisable ingredients onto her skin and after an unsuccessful search for organic alternatives decided to take matters into her own hands As an entrepreneur and sell confessed mad researcher creating her own skincare range was the obvious solution to Shona and once she started experimenting with kind to skin ingredients it wasn t long before she found herself with a recipe that really worked I was messing around and came up with a sample pot that we took on holiday with us everyone loved it she explained A catchy name and a registered business later Skin Elixir was born The brand consists of two products the Organic Frankincense May Chang Moisturiser and the Sangfroid 100 Natural Organic Perfume The moisturiser is made up of just 6 ingredients and each and every one of them contained in both products is traceable to its organic origin bar the black seed oil which is virgin and unrefined even then They re also both completely vegan Made with Frankincense Shea butter sweet almond oil May Chang and black seed oil the moisturiser is perfect for all skin types and has been designed to promote healthy looking skin help restore elasticity and improve the appearance of spots scars and other skin conditions The fragrance combines base notes of Balsam de Peru myrrh Frankincense and Vanilla Absolute with a fruity orange twist and sweet geranium mid tone for a long lasting night time perfume that calms and uplifts A recent rebrand and the unisex earthy fragrance of both products makes the Skin Elixir range a natural and organic alternative for men and women too Shona makes each and every product herself by hand with a little help from her parents of course It feels like a big family affair which is really lovely But while they might be a small business behind the scenes they ve seen rapid growth since the brand took off last October increasing their number of Nottinghamshire stockists by the month and establishing a real online presence Despite her success so far Shona is keen to keep the Skin Elixir range small though in order to maintain the integrity of the natural and organic foundation it was built upon but you can expect to see a few new additions to the line in the near future including the Skin Bliss Serum due to launch this spring summer Watch this space for updates and a review on the new launch later this year www skinelixir co uk
132  How to Digital Detox  133  By Mackenzie Orrock  By Mackenzie Orrock  Actually Organic If you   ve ever been drawn to ...
134 RUTLAND RUTLAND England s Smallest By Maddie Storey Historic County R utland is the smallest historic county in England measuring no more than 18 miles long and 17 miles wide yet packed with beautiful landscapes and famous attractions the most popular being the Rutland Water reservoir The county is situated in the East Midlands and is completely landlocked Although a small county Rutland has a lot to offer as stated in their motto adopted since 1950 Multum in Parvo Latin for much in little The Rutland Water reservoir holds lots of exciting and interesting activities which take place every day and incorporate families of all ages The Rutland Nature Reserve aims to conserve the water and wildlife by inviting everyone to see the beautiful landscapes and breath taking variety of species There are regular group activities which take place in the reserve such as voluntary conservation work and guided walks or tours around the park to expand your knowledge on the conservation process However if your interest is for something more active you can explore the cycling trails climb the jagged rocks or swing from the treetop rope course Try the exhilarating day trips on the water either with a fly fishing boat trip or by participating in water sporting activities Visit The Rutland Owl and Falconry Centre to look at the international collection of gorgeous animals and delve into the history of the fascinating birds of prey Take your turn feeding the birds or admiring the marvellous flora and fauna that the 42 acres of ancient woodland has to offer With birds woodland creatures and pond life there s so much to learn and see on a great cheap day out in Rutland The Rutland County Museum and Visitor Centre delivers the perfect introduction to the history behind England s smallest county learn about the county s story from wonderful archaeological exhibits and guided tours and talks The museum s collections include over 11 000 items found in Rutland dating from early life and archives to working life and Rutland at war This educational experience comes with completely free admission for an enjoyable and rewarding day of history and culture There are many events held all year round for children and families to participate in including seasonal crafts educational events and tours The museum has an innovative gift shop too With unique and traditional gift ideas to purchase and treasure your day in Rutland will be truly memorable Venture to Burghley house one of the largest and most attractive country houses of the early Elizabethan age With over 80 rooms facilities and gorgeous grounds this relaxing experience provides the perfect day out for all the family Take the dog for a walk in the deer park and gardens enjoy a teddy bear s picnic with the kids or just stroll through the grounds on a guided tour The Orangery is available for a light lunch amongst the spectacular scenery Rutland is an incredibly beautiful county with classic and endearing features such as lovely country pubs which are situated all over providing fresh food and refreshing drinks for visitors and locals inviting them for a taste of the countryside Rutland features all the aspects of village life it is a gorgeous landscape packed with things to do and see places to eat and to relax guaranteeing a brilliant day out no matter what the weather Visit www discover rutland co uk for more information 135
134  RUTLAND  RUTLAND  England   s Smallest By Maddie Storey  Historic County  R  utland is the smallest historic county i...
134 RUTLAND RUTLAND England s Smallest By Maddie Storey Historic County R utland is the smallest historic county in England measuring no more than 18 miles long and 17 miles wide yet packed with beautiful landscapes and famous attractions the most popular being the Rutland Water reservoir The county is situated in the East Midlands and is completely landlocked Although a small county Rutland has a lot to offer as stated in their motto adopted since 1950 Multum in Parvo Latin for much in little The Rutland Water reservoir holds lots of exciting and interesting activities which take place every day and incorporate families of all ages The Rutland Nature Reserve aims to conserve the water and wildlife by inviting everyone to see the beautiful landscapes and breath taking variety of species There are regular group activities which take place in the reserve such as voluntary conservation work and guided walks or tours around the park to expand your knowledge on the conservation process However if your interest is for something more active you can explore the cycling trails climb the jagged rocks or swing from the treetop rope course Try the exhilarating day trips on the water either with a fly fishing boat trip or by participating in water sporting activities Visit The Rutland Owl and Falconry Centre to look at the international collection of gorgeous animals and delve into the history of the fascinating birds of prey Take your turn feeding the birds or admiring the marvellous flora and fauna that the 42 acres of ancient woodland has to offer With birds woodland creatures and pond life there s so much to learn and see on a great cheap day out in Rutland The Rutland County Museum and Visitor Centre delivers the perfect introduction to the history behind England s smallest county learn about the county s story from wonderful archaeological exhibits and guided tours and talks The museum s collections include over 11 000 items found in Rutland dating from early life and archives to working life and Rutland at war This educational experience comes with completely free admission for an enjoyable and rewarding day of history and culture There are many events held all year round for children and families to participate in including seasonal crafts educational events and tours The museum has an innovative gift shop too With unique and traditional gift ideas to purchase and treasure your day in Rutland will be truly memorable Venture to Burghley house one of the largest and most attractive country houses of the early Elizabethan age With over 80 rooms facilities and gorgeous grounds this relaxing experience provides the perfect day out for all the family Take the dog for a walk in the deer park and gardens enjoy a teddy bear s picnic with the kids or just stroll through the grounds on a guided tour The Orangery is available for a light lunch amongst the spectacular scenery Rutland is an incredibly beautiful county with classic and endearing features such as lovely country pubs which are situated all over providing fresh food and refreshing drinks for visitors and locals inviting them for a taste of the countryside Rutland features all the aspects of village life it is a gorgeous landscape packed with things to do and see places to eat and to relax guaranteeing a brilliant day out no matter what the weather Visit www discover rutland co uk for more information 135
134  RUTLAND  RUTLAND  England   s Smallest By Maddie Storey  Historic County  R  utland is the smallest historic county i...
136 RUTLAND The 185th Rutland Show The 185th Rutland County Show held on Sunday 4th June is the county s most prestigious one day show and the highlight in Rutland s event calendar The show prides itself on keeping its traditional values showcasing local food farming and craft It boasts over 1000 livestock cattle sheep goats and poultry on the showground and over 600 horse and ponies each competing for either the Royal International showing classes or British Showjumping qualifiers These classes are set against the backdrop of local and artisan food producers rural crafters and of course the individually chosen high quality retail outlets The main ring attractions at the Rutland Show are a celebration of the working animal This year they feature Atkinson Action Horses The Atkinson family have spent the past twenty years training horses and riders for Film TV With recent credits from Poldark Victoria and Peaky Blinders it is guaranteed this elite force has at some point invaded your TV screen Also featuring this year are the hilarious Ridgeside team with their fantastic lurchers and terriers doing what comes naturally to them In the main ring they will race at full speed chasing an electric lure They offer a fast action packed demonstration with an informative and humorous commentary The public will then have the chance to have a go with their own dogs whatever their breed Other attractions include the old favourites the Cottesmore Hunt the vintage parades and the highlight of the day is the Grand Parade bringing together the prize winners from the showing classes in a spectacular narrated procession More details contact secretary rutlandcountyshow com 01572 757110
136  RUTLAND  The 185th Rutland Show  The 185th Rutland County Show held on Sunday 4th June is the county   s most prestig...
136 RUTLAND The 185th Rutland Show The 185th Rutland County Show held on Sunday 4th June is the county s most prestigious one day show and the highlight in Rutland s event calendar The show prides itself on keeping its traditional values showcasing local food farming and craft It boasts over 1000 livestock cattle sheep goats and poultry on the showground and over 600 horse and ponies each competing for either the Royal International showing classes or British Showjumping qualifiers These classes are set against the backdrop of local and artisan food producers rural crafters and of course the individually chosen high quality retail outlets The main ring attractions at the Rutland Show are a celebration of the working animal This year they feature Atkinson Action Horses The Atkinson family have spent the past twenty years training horses and riders for Film TV With recent credits from Poldark Victoria and Peaky Blinders it is guaranteed this elite force has at some point invaded your TV screen Also featuring this year are the hilarious Ridgeside team with their fantastic lurchers and terriers doing what comes naturally to them In the main ring they will race at full speed chasing an electric lure They offer a fast action packed demonstration with an informative and humorous commentary The public will then have the chance to have a go with their own dogs whatever their breed Other attractions include the old favourites the Cottesmore Hunt the vintage parades and the highlight of the day is the Grand Parade bringing together the prize winners from the showing classes in a spectacular narrated procession More details contact secretary rutlandcountyshow com 01572 757110
136  RUTLAND  The 185th Rutland Show  The 185th Rutland County Show held on Sunday 4th June is the county   s most prestig...
138 RUTLAND The Widest Choice of Hire Bikes in Europe Family run Rutland Cycling has been hiring bikes since 1981 in fact the company has hired over one million cycles over the years so you know you are in safe hands With stores located at Whitwell and Normanton on the shores of Rutland Water and more centres at Fineshade Wood Grafham Water Peterborough and Cambridge Rutland offers the widest choice of hire bikes in Europe as well as a huge selection of bikes clothing and cycling accessories for sale Cycling in Rutland is a great way to spend a family day out enjoying the peaceful waterside trails taking in the stunning scenery and stopping for a picnic en route If you need that extra boost to your cycling power Rutland Cycling s hire fleet now includes electric bikes Whether you are using them to ride faster keep up with friends help you up hills or improve your time around the water e bikes are increasingly light versatile and easy to use and they re huge fun With an e bike you can enjoy all the sights and sounds of Rutland Water without getting out of puff They re also great if you re coming back from injury or struggle to ride longer distances as they allow you to cruise with ease and rediscover the pleasure of riding a bike Along with Rutland s e bikes the hire fleet also includes mountain bikes comfy hybrid bikes tandems children s bikes tag a longs and buggies all current season models and all replaced every year Plus they ll also rent you all the extras including helmets child seats and comfy saddle covers If you still have energy left after cycling around the lake you could head over to the RockBlok next to Whitwell store and have a go at abseiling or test your agility and balance on the climbing wall and high ropes It s simple and easy to book ahead online at www rutlandcycling com by phone on 0330 555 0080 or in store Cycle hire prices start from 14 99 for adults 7 99 for kids or a special rate of 8 99 4 99 at Fineshade and Ferry Meadows A Family Cycling Ticket is great value at 34 99 for two hour hire for 2 adults 2 children The world s largest wildlife event Birdfair 2017 kicks off on Friday 18 August for three action packed days at Rutland Water Nature Reserve The world s largest wildlife event attracts more than 20 000 enthusiasts from every corner of the globe where visitors can find everything from the latest optic equipment and outdoor clothing to best selling wildlife books and apps Packed audiences will be entertained by celebrities from wildlife TV programmes including Chris Packham Steve Backshall Mike Dilger Simon King and many more Highlights in the huge events marquee include quizzes featuring many of the well known personalities who will be taking part in such hilarious games as Question of Stork Birdless Pointbrain and Bird Brain of Britain Nick Baker will be one of many guides taking families on wildlife rambles discovering the hidden lives of the tiny creatures lurking in the undergrowth Each year Birdfair focuses on a conservation project raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for Birdlife International This year we will be Saving Paradise in the Pacific a little known remote island called Rapa surrounded by tiny islets where rare breeding seabirds nest but due to introduced species such as rats goats and pigs all the nesting birds are disappearing Our money raised at Birdfair will help local villagers clear the islands and see the sea birds return to nest in safety www rspb org uk
138  RUTLAND  The Widest Choice of Hire Bikes in Europe  Family-run Rutland Cycling has been hiring bikes since 1981     i...
138 RUTLAND The Widest Choice of Hire Bikes in Europe Family run Rutland Cycling has been hiring bikes since 1981 in fact the company has hired over one million cycles over the years so you know you are in safe hands With stores located at Whitwell and Normanton on the shores of Rutland Water and more centres at Fineshade Wood Grafham Water Peterborough and Cambridge Rutland offers the widest choice of hire bikes in Europe as well as a huge selection of bikes clothing and cycling accessories for sale Cycling in Rutland is a great way to spend a family day out enjoying the peaceful waterside trails taking in the stunning scenery and stopping for a picnic en route If you need that extra boost to your cycling power Rutland Cycling s hire fleet now includes electric bikes Whether you are using them to ride faster keep up with friends help you up hills or improve your time around the water e bikes are increasingly light versatile and easy to use and they re huge fun With an e bike you can enjoy all the sights and sounds of Rutland Water without getting out of puff They re also great if you re coming back from injury or struggle to ride longer distances as they allow you to cruise with ease and rediscover the pleasure of riding a bike Along with Rutland s e bikes the hire fleet also includes mountain bikes comfy hybrid bikes tandems children s bikes tag a longs and buggies all current season models and all replaced every year Plus they ll also rent you all the extras including helmets child seats and comfy saddle covers If you still have energy left after cycling around the lake you could head over to the RockBlok next to Whitwell store and have a go at abseiling or test your agility and balance on the climbing wall and high ropes It s simple and easy to book ahead online at www rutlandcycling com by phone on 0330 555 0080 or in store Cycle hire prices start from 14 99 for adults 7 99 for kids or a special rate of 8 99 4 99 at Fineshade and Ferry Meadows A Family Cycling Ticket is great value at 34 99 for two hour hire for 2 adults 2 children The world s largest wildlife event Birdfair 2017 kicks off on Friday 18 August for three action packed days at Rutland Water Nature Reserve The world s largest wildlife event attracts more than 20 000 enthusiasts from every corner of the globe where visitors can find everything from the latest optic equipment and outdoor clothing to best selling wildlife books and apps Packed audiences will be entertained by celebrities from wildlife TV programmes including Chris Packham Steve Backshall Mike Dilger Simon King and many more Highlights in the huge events marquee include quizzes featuring many of the well known personalities who will be taking part in such hilarious games as Question of Stork Birdless Pointbrain and Bird Brain of Britain Nick Baker will be one of many guides taking families on wildlife rambles discovering the hidden lives of the tiny creatures lurking in the undergrowth Each year Birdfair focuses on a conservation project raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for Birdlife International This year we will be Saving Paradise in the Pacific a little known remote island called Rapa surrounded by tiny islets where rare breeding seabirds nest but due to introduced species such as rats goats and pigs all the nesting birds are disappearing Our money raised at Birdfair will help local villagers clear the islands and see the sea birds return to nest in safety www rspb org uk
138  RUTLAND  The Widest Choice of Hire Bikes in Europe  Family-run Rutland Cycling has been hiring bikes since 1981     i...
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142 HOUSE HOME HOUSE HOME Recycle your used candle jar 143 By The Interiors Lady If you re a candle lover like me chances are you have several spent candle jars lying around the house just like I do Recycling your empty containers whether it be for makeup storage or saving pennies is a great way to get the most out of your purchase I like to use mine as vases or plant pots for spring flowers here s how I do it First you will need to clean your finished candle jar I prefer to use hot water from the kettle be careful that it s not boiling as this could break the jar Gently pour the hot water into the jar and any remaining wax will start to soften and rise to the top This can be removed with an old spoon or saved to melt down for another candle Once the wax has been removed scrap the wick from the base If there is still any wax floating in the water simply roll up a paper towel and place it into the water Any residual wax will stick to it Finally empty the water from the jar and give it a good wipe around with a fresh paper towel I chose Hyacinths as they are a real favourite of mine and smell divine Gently remove the bulbs from their plastic pot and transfer to the clean candle jar It s a good idea to wear gloves as the bulbs can irritate the skin Next fill any gaps with compost and make sure the bulbs are nice and snug in their new home For a finishing touch place some fresh moss around the exposed bulb tops and water just enough to keep the compost moist The bulbs should flower in approximately 3 weeks For more tips and creative ideas visit www facebook com theinteriorslady or follow me on Instagram theinteriorslady How to Create your own outdoor planter The Interiors Lady has shared her tips for planting indoors now Master Florist Catherine talks us through creating an arrangement for your garden C atherine Hampson started Inspired Floristry to share her creative skills expertise and passion for flowers and floristry so that everyone can discover develop and nurture their creativity and vision through flowers too At the garden centre or your local market you will see an array of spring plants bursting will colour perfect for adding a little zing into your garden at this time of year Follow this step by step guide to create your very own outdoor planter Collect materials required to make planted design Select suitable flowering and foliage plants Trowel compost container Drainage stones pebbles Step by step Select suitable container that is clean and has drainage holes Ensure the plants have all been watered before planting into the container Firstly add stones small pebbles to create a drainage area then fill the pot about two thirds full with the potting compost Sit the plants in the container and decide on your arrangement of plants You can either create a round design with the tallest plants in the centre and shorter or trailing plants around the edges or a front facing design with tall plants in the back and shorter ones in front Also place the colours evenly through the planted design to create visual balance Gently remove the plants from their pots If the plant is stuck gently squeeze the pot to help push it out never pull on the stem Try not to disturb the roots Once you have decided on the placement of the plants make holes for them place them into the hole and fill in the soil around them They should feel firmly planted Keep an eye on the depth to make sure they will be planted at the same level they were in their original pot Add soil between the plants firming it gently with your fingers Be careful not to press hard enough to break the plants Make sure the soil is at least 5cm below the level edge of the pot to avoid the soil spilling over the edge when watering Add a touch of interest to your planted container by either covering the soil with stones slate chippings or white gravel Then your planted design is ready to be moved to its chosen spot Water the plants thoroughly until water runs out the bottom Caring for Container Water your container every 2 3 days more often if it s a hot sunny day As you water remove dead flowers to encourage more flowers to bloom a practice called deadheading Don t just pull off the dead petals actually pinch off the little stem beneath the flower If your plants are looking spindly pinch off the tips of the stems to stimulate them to produce more branches Come along and see me demonstrating at the East Midlands Flower Show at Newstead Abbey Ravenshead Nottinghamshire NG15 8NA on July 1st and 2nd July Join my floristry and flower styling workshops Would you like to try a new creative skill but don t know where to begin Do you want to update your knowledge Want to develop your floristry techniques to use them in your commercial work Always wanted to be able to do floristry Whether you re a floral designer new to floristry a flower arranger artist flower lover or a creative person there is a floristry or creative flower styling workshop for you For more information visit www inspiredfloristry com or follow me on Facebook at www facebook com inspiredfloristry and Instagram inspiredfloristry
142  HOUSE   HOME  HOUSE   HOME  Recycle your used candle jar  143  By The Interiors Lady  If you   re a candle lover like...
142 HOUSE HOME HOUSE HOME Recycle your used candle jar 143 By The Interiors Lady If you re a candle lover like me chances are you have several spent candle jars lying around the house just like I do Recycling your empty containers whether it be for makeup storage or saving pennies is a great way to get the most out of your purchase I like to use mine as vases or plant pots for spring flowers here s how I do it First you will need to clean your finished candle jar I prefer to use hot water from the kettle be careful that it s not boiling as this could break the jar Gently pour the hot water into the jar and any remaining wax will start to soften and rise to the top This can be removed with an old spoon or saved to melt down for another candle Once the wax has been removed scrap the wick from the base If there is still any wax floating in the water simply roll up a paper towel and place it into the water Any residual wax will stick to it Finally empty the water from the jar and give it a good wipe around with a fresh paper towel I chose Hyacinths as they are a real favourite of mine and smell divine Gently remove the bulbs from their plastic pot and transfer to the clean candle jar It s a good idea to wear gloves as the bulbs can irritate the skin Next fill any gaps with compost and make sure the bulbs are nice and snug in their new home For a finishing touch place some fresh moss around the exposed bulb tops and water just enough to keep the compost moist The bulbs should flower in approximately 3 weeks For more tips and creative ideas visit www facebook com theinteriorslady or follow me on Instagram theinteriorslady How to Create your own outdoor planter The Interiors Lady has shared her tips for planting indoors now Master Florist Catherine talks us through creating an arrangement for your garden C atherine Hampson started Inspired Floristry to share her creative skills expertise and passion for flowers and floristry so that everyone can discover develop and nurture their creativity and vision through flowers too At the garden centre or your local market you will see an array of spring plants bursting will colour perfect for adding a little zing into your garden at this time of year Follow this step by step guide to create your very own outdoor planter Collect materials required to make planted design Select suitable flowering and foliage plants Trowel compost container Drainage stones pebbles Step by step Select suitable container that is clean and has drainage holes Ensure the plants have all been watered before planting into the container Firstly add stones small pebbles to create a drainage area then fill the pot about two thirds full with the potting compost Sit the plants in the container and decide on your arrangement of plants You can either create a round design with the tallest plants in the centre and shorter or trailing plants around the edges or a front facing design with tall plants in the back and shorter ones in front Also place the colours evenly through the planted design to create visual balance Gently remove the plants from their pots If the plant is stuck gently squeeze the pot to help push it out never pull on the stem Try not to disturb the roots Once you have decided on the placement of the plants make holes for them place them into the hole and fill in the soil around them They should feel firmly planted Keep an eye on the depth to make sure they will be planted at the same level they were in their original pot Add soil between the plants firming it gently with your fingers Be careful not to press hard enough to break the plants Make sure the soil is at least 5cm below the level edge of the pot to avoid the soil spilling over the edge when watering Add a touch of interest to your planted container by either covering the soil with stones slate chippings or white gravel Then your planted design is ready to be moved to its chosen spot Water the plants thoroughly until water runs out the bottom Caring for Container Water your container every 2 3 days more often if it s a hot sunny day As you water remove dead flowers to encourage more flowers to bloom a practice called deadheading Don t just pull off the dead petals actually pinch off the little stem beneath the flower If your plants are looking spindly pinch off the tips of the stems to stimulate them to produce more branches Come along and see me demonstrating at the East Midlands Flower Show at Newstead Abbey Ravenshead Nottinghamshire NG15 8NA on July 1st and 2nd July Join my floristry and flower styling workshops Would you like to try a new creative skill but don t know where to begin Do you want to update your knowledge Want to develop your floristry techniques to use them in your commercial work Always wanted to be able to do floristry Whether you re a floral designer new to floristry a flower arranger artist flower lover or a creative person there is a floristry or creative flower styling workshop for you For more information visit www inspiredfloristry com or follow me on Facebook at www facebook com inspiredfloristry and Instagram inspiredfloristry
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HOUSE HOME Properties to look out for 145 Rex Gooding is currently celebrating top spot for new sales instructions in West Bridgford and is also number 1 for sales agreed according to Rightmove Here s just three of the properties they currently have on their books r o F t Bes Green living A stunning barn conversion Shelton House Barn in Shelton Village at just 699 950 is an immaculate five bedroomed family home blending old and new to provide contemporary living space and original character features Ideal for a growing family or multi generational families as the accommodation offers flexible living From exposed beams stone fireplaces and wood burners to high ceilings and spacious rooms this barn conversation has the wow factor there s even a gym games area A private enclosed courtyard gardens and patio which can be accessed from a number of points throughout the property make this home perfect for relaxing or entertaining This 3 storey 4 bedroom family home in Keyworth is due to hit the market in the Spring 2017 price on request Contemporary open plan living with the latest design finishes gives a sleek feel to this home bi folding doors off the lounge provide access to the patio and spacious rear garden Setting this house aside is the latest in energy efficient technology from clean fresh air through a state of the art ventilation system excellent insulation providing cheaper heating bills this home requires only 10 of the heating needed to warm a typical house in the UK and a unique hot water tank system means that it is cheaper than gas to heat your water Horse lovers and country views Situated between the villages of Thoroton and Orton and surrounded by beautiful countryside Green Hedge Cottage is a lovely 4 bedroomed property that offers four acres of grass paddocks stabling for nine horses a man ge horse walker tack room and stores This property has been a much loved and cared for family home combining contemporary living with traditional features It also has a great garden and outdoor area for family gatherings and of course a self contained fully equipped equestrian unit Convenient access for commuting to either Nottingham or Leicester and being close to the A1 and M1 this set up also offers a wonderful opportunity for those who want to take their passion for horses to another level All this could be yours for 895 000 For any information on the above or similar properties contact Rex Gooding www rexgooding com
HOUSE   HOME  Properties to look out for  145  Rex Gooding is currently celebrating top spot for new sales instructions in...
HOUSE HOME Properties to look out for 145 Rex Gooding is currently celebrating top spot for new sales instructions in West Bridgford and is also number 1 for sales agreed according to Rightmove Here s just three of the properties they currently have on their books r o F t Bes Green living A stunning barn conversion Shelton House Barn in Shelton Village at just 699 950 is an immaculate five bedroomed family home blending old and new to provide contemporary living space and original character features Ideal for a growing family or multi generational families as the accommodation offers flexible living From exposed beams stone fireplaces and wood burners to high ceilings and spacious rooms this barn conversation has the wow factor there s even a gym games area A private enclosed courtyard gardens and patio which can be accessed from a number of points throughout the property make this home perfect for relaxing or entertaining This 3 storey 4 bedroom family home in Keyworth is due to hit the market in the Spring 2017 price on request Contemporary open plan living with the latest design finishes gives a sleek feel to this home bi folding doors off the lounge provide access to the patio and spacious rear garden Setting this house aside is the latest in energy efficient technology from clean fresh air through a state of the art ventilation system excellent insulation providing cheaper heating bills this home requires only 10 of the heating needed to warm a typical house in the UK and a unique hot water tank system means that it is cheaper than gas to heat your water Horse lovers and country views Situated between the villages of Thoroton and Orton and surrounded by beautiful countryside Green Hedge Cottage is a lovely 4 bedroomed property that offers four acres of grass paddocks stabling for nine horses a man ge horse walker tack room and stores This property has been a much loved and cared for family home combining contemporary living with traditional features It also has a great garden and outdoor area for family gatherings and of course a self contained fully equipped equestrian unit Convenient access for commuting to either Nottingham or Leicester and being close to the A1 and M1 this set up also offers a wonderful opportunity for those who want to take their passion for horses to another level All this could be yours for 895 000 For any information on the above or similar properties contact Rex Gooding www rexgooding com
HOUSE   HOME  Properties to look out for  145  Rex Gooding is currently celebrating top spot for new sales instructions in...
146 HOUSE HOME HOUSE HOME Properties selling fast at popular Hucknall development If you ve been biding your time before taking the plunge to buy a new home Jelson Homes Hillcrest development in Hucknall could be just the place to set up home this year Properties are selling fast so would be purchasers should act now to realise their home moving dreams in 2017 Choice The trade only kitchen specialists Since they were established back in 2006 in London Benchmarx have grown into thriving kitchen specialists with over 110 branches earning themselves a reputation for being one of the UK s leading suppliers in their field In order to achieve top quality results the Benchmarx team believe in using professional tradespeople which is why their range of kitchens and accessories are available to buy at trade only and why they are happy to provide tips and advice on choosing the right professional for you Choose from a huge selection of appliances flooring and joinery options to build the kitchen space that works to your needs and budget and work alongside the team of professional kitchen designers to plan your space and put your kitchen renovation into motion Creating kitchens that are built to last means that all products also come with comprehensive guarantees with five years on fascias and life time guarantees on all cabinets for your peace of mind and a service you can rely on Expect expert knowledge outstanding customer care and the kitchen you ve always dreamed of with Benchmarx Go to www benchmarxkitchens co uk call 0115 9869725 or visit the Nottingham branch located within the Queen s Drive Industrial Estate for more information Located off Beardall Street prices start from 114 950 and include a great range of choice including contemporary one and twobedroom apartments Also available are the last two three bedroom townhouses These properties have been particularly popular so the last remaining plots are sure to garner lots of interest Since its launch Hillcrest has become popular with younger buyers who want to be close to Nottingham city centre yet far enough away to take some time out in their brand new pad And what s more with the Governmentbacked Help to Buy scheme available here it s an affordable route on to the housing ladder that won t break the bank Help to Buy Help to Buy is open to all house hunters and works with just a five per cent deposit which is needed by the purchaser The Government then provides a 20 per cent equity loan which is interest free for the first five years After this period a modest 1 75 per cent annual fee is added Jackie Woodward sales manager for Jelson Homes comments Help to Buy has been a financial lifeline for many of our purchasers here in Hucknall and we are so pleased that it has made such a difference in helping people to buy When the equity loan is taken into account the purchasing price of one of our threebedroom townhouses is just under 130 000 which is phenomenal value and so much more cost effective than renting Situated to the north of Nottingham Hillcrest is a great development for those who want to be close to all the hustle and bustle of the city centre yet far enough away to have some time out The stylish and contemporary designs of all of the properties at Hillcrest make it the perfect location for low maintenance living in a commuter hot spot location Jelson Difference What sets a Jelson property apart from others is that it is built to the Jelson Difference meaning that it has been constructed to traditional standards with features such as solid internal walls roof wall and floor insulation to the latest standards and highspecification heating systems for lower fuel bills Furthermore energy efficient doubleglazed windows patio doors kitchens and 147 often staircases are made in Jelson s very own workshop by the developer s craftsmen For further information please contact the sales office on 07946 764891 open Friday to Monday 11am 5pm Alternatively contact jelson co uk
146  HOUSE   HOME  HOUSE   HOME  Properties selling fast at popular Hucknall development  If you   ve been biding your tim...
146 HOUSE HOME HOUSE HOME Properties selling fast at popular Hucknall development If you ve been biding your time before taking the plunge to buy a new home Jelson Homes Hillcrest development in Hucknall could be just the place to set up home this year Properties are selling fast so would be purchasers should act now to realise their home moving dreams in 2017 Choice The trade only kitchen specialists Since they were established back in 2006 in London Benchmarx have grown into thriving kitchen specialists with over 110 branches earning themselves a reputation for being one of the UK s leading suppliers in their field In order to achieve top quality results the Benchmarx team believe in using professional tradespeople which is why their range of kitchens and accessories are available to buy at trade only and why they are happy to provide tips and advice on choosing the right professional for you Choose from a huge selection of appliances flooring and joinery options to build the kitchen space that works to your needs and budget and work alongside the team of professional kitchen designers to plan your space and put your kitchen renovation into motion Creating kitchens that are built to last means that all products also come with comprehensive guarantees with five years on fascias and life time guarantees on all cabinets for your peace of mind and a service you can rely on Expect expert knowledge outstanding customer care and the kitchen you ve always dreamed of with Benchmarx Go to www benchmarxkitchens co uk call 0115 9869725 or visit the Nottingham branch located within the Queen s Drive Industrial Estate for more information Located off Beardall Street prices start from 114 950 and include a great range of choice including contemporary one and twobedroom apartments Also available are the last two three bedroom townhouses These properties have been particularly popular so the last remaining plots are sure to garner lots of interest Since its launch Hillcrest has become popular with younger buyers who want to be close to Nottingham city centre yet far enough away to take some time out in their brand new pad And what s more with the Governmentbacked Help to Buy scheme available here it s an affordable route on to the housing ladder that won t break the bank Help to Buy Help to Buy is open to all house hunters and works with just a five per cent deposit which is needed by the purchaser The Government then provides a 20 per cent equity loan which is interest free for the first five years After this period a modest 1 75 per cent annual fee is added Jackie Woodward sales manager for Jelson Homes comments Help to Buy has been a financial lifeline for many of our purchasers here in Hucknall and we are so pleased that it has made such a difference in helping people to buy When the equity loan is taken into account the purchasing price of one of our threebedroom townhouses is just under 130 000 which is phenomenal value and so much more cost effective than renting Situated to the north of Nottingham Hillcrest is a great development for those who want to be close to all the hustle and bustle of the city centre yet far enough away to have some time out The stylish and contemporary designs of all of the properties at Hillcrest make it the perfect location for low maintenance living in a commuter hot spot location Jelson Difference What sets a Jelson property apart from others is that it is built to the Jelson Difference meaning that it has been constructed to traditional standards with features such as solid internal walls roof wall and floor insulation to the latest standards and highspecification heating systems for lower fuel bills Furthermore energy efficient doubleglazed windows patio doors kitchens and 147 often staircases are made in Jelson s very own workshop by the developer s craftsmen For further information please contact the sales office on 07946 764891 open Friday to Monday 11am 5pm Alternatively contact jelson co uk
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HOUSE HOME 148 Seasonal Accessories HOUSE HOME By Mackenzie Orrock Large Faux Floral Bouquet 16 99 What would spring be without a fresh bouquet Pretty in principal but far from practical though This faux flower arrangement will keep your home spring feeling for far longer than the real thing Blue Glass Vase 12 99 And of course you ll need something to display them in This blue tinted vase is a welcome contrast to the feminine pink bouquet and works just as well on its own an as eye catching ornament Gold Pineapple Ornament 16 99 Bring a tropical twist to your living space with this gold pineapple ornament an ideal addition to any windowsill or side table Orange Linen Cushion 24 99 This peach cushion is the perfect pop of colour Not a garish in your face orange but a subtle muted tone that ll brighten and lift even the dullest of spaces 149 Now that spring has officially sprung it s time to swap the snuggly fabrics and monochrome tones for something more seasonally appropriate From vibrant fabrics to bold accessories Home Sense has everything you need to breathe a fresh spring air into your home Round Hanging Clock 49 99 Compliment your warm colour palette and add a focal point to a feature wall with this quirky hanging clock Make your house a home A It s what you put inside a house that makes it a home the people and the possessions according to people living in Nottinghamshire resounding 88 of people in the county believe that personal belongings combined with the people you live with solve this age old question These results were followed by 34 of people who believed interior design made a house homely and 29 of people who thought it was the garden that made them feel more at home And in light of these responses five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes has compiled a list of its top three tips on the best ways to make your home your own Jason Hearn Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands said Whether you re buying your first home or a home to last you a lifetime it s extremely important that you make it your own and make it somewhere you can settle down and feel comfortable The advantage of a new home is that you have a blank canvas to work with and you can easily personalise everything to your own taste so we ve come up with our top tips for making your house more homely 1 Personalise your home David Wilson Homes offers the Expressions range which means you can personalise certain things in your home before it s even built This is the perfect way to ensure everything is tailored to your style and taste and add personal touches to make your house feel more like a home the minute you walk in A selection of items that can be personalised in the range include flooring fitted bedrooms and kitchen finishes making your home just that extra bit special 2 Choose the home with the layout that suits you The layout of a home can be a big aspect for people when it comes to choosing their home and David Wilson has expertly crafted its homes to have large open plan kitchen and dining areas to suit homeowners with busy lifestyles This is a great way to bring a family together in your new home and a fantastic way to socialise with your friends whilst cooking dinner The bedrooms are made to be spacious and accommodate growing families so there s plenty of room for the whole family to make the house their own 3 Make new memories in your new home One of the most important things about moving into a new home is creating new memories when you move in You can easily make memories in your new David Wilson home as the spacious interiors and gardens offer expansive room for families to grow and play It s important when trying to make your new house a home to bring your old memories with you as they are the best reminder of your past so why not hang your favourite pictures on the wall or hang them so they re leading up the staircase This is a great way to remind you of happy times whilst making more memories in your new home For more information please call the sales team on 0844 811 5544 or visit www dwh co uk
HOUSE   HOME  148  Seasonal Accessories  HOUSE   HOME  By Mackenzie Orrock  Large Faux Floral Bouquet   16.99  What would ...
HOUSE HOME 148 Seasonal Accessories HOUSE HOME By Mackenzie Orrock Large Faux Floral Bouquet 16 99 What would spring be without a fresh bouquet Pretty in principal but far from practical though This faux flower arrangement will keep your home spring feeling for far longer than the real thing Blue Glass Vase 12 99 And of course you ll need something to display them in This blue tinted vase is a welcome contrast to the feminine pink bouquet and works just as well on its own an as eye catching ornament Gold Pineapple Ornament 16 99 Bring a tropical twist to your living space with this gold pineapple ornament an ideal addition to any windowsill or side table Orange Linen Cushion 24 99 This peach cushion is the perfect pop of colour Not a garish in your face orange but a subtle muted tone that ll brighten and lift even the dullest of spaces 149 Now that spring has officially sprung it s time to swap the snuggly fabrics and monochrome tones for something more seasonally appropriate From vibrant fabrics to bold accessories Home Sense has everything you need to breathe a fresh spring air into your home Round Hanging Clock 49 99 Compliment your warm colour palette and add a focal point to a feature wall with this quirky hanging clock Make your house a home A It s what you put inside a house that makes it a home the people and the possessions according to people living in Nottinghamshire resounding 88 of people in the county believe that personal belongings combined with the people you live with solve this age old question These results were followed by 34 of people who believed interior design made a house homely and 29 of people who thought it was the garden that made them feel more at home And in light of these responses five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes has compiled a list of its top three tips on the best ways to make your home your own Jason Hearn Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands said Whether you re buying your first home or a home to last you a lifetime it s extremely important that you make it your own and make it somewhere you can settle down and feel comfortable The advantage of a new home is that you have a blank canvas to work with and you can easily personalise everything to your own taste so we ve come up with our top tips for making your house more homely 1 Personalise your home David Wilson Homes offers the Expressions range which means you can personalise certain things in your home before it s even built This is the perfect way to ensure everything is tailored to your style and taste and add personal touches to make your house feel more like a home the minute you walk in A selection of items that can be personalised in the range include flooring fitted bedrooms and kitchen finishes making your home just that extra bit special 2 Choose the home with the layout that suits you The layout of a home can be a big aspect for people when it comes to choosing their home and David Wilson has expertly crafted its homes to have large open plan kitchen and dining areas to suit homeowners with busy lifestyles This is a great way to bring a family together in your new home and a fantastic way to socialise with your friends whilst cooking dinner The bedrooms are made to be spacious and accommodate growing families so there s plenty of room for the whole family to make the house their own 3 Make new memories in your new home One of the most important things about moving into a new home is creating new memories when you move in You can easily make memories in your new David Wilson home as the spacious interiors and gardens offer expansive room for families to grow and play It s important when trying to make your new house a home to bring your old memories with you as they are the best reminder of your past so why not hang your favourite pictures on the wall or hang them so they re leading up the staircase This is a great way to remind you of happy times whilst making more memories in your new home For more information please call the sales team on 0844 811 5544 or visit www dwh co uk
HOUSE   HOME  148  Seasonal Accessories  HOUSE   HOME  By Mackenzie Orrock  Large Faux Floral Bouquet   16.99  What would ...
HOUSE HOME 151 Here are Lisa s top tips on how to incorporate the trend into your bathroom Splash of paint Create a feature backdrop in your bathroom by adding a splash of colour to a wall of your choice Whether it s the surface behind your shower basin or bathtub this is a cost efficient way of tapping into the greenery trend and can even be changed from one shade to the next each season Patterned tiles Whether you opt for floor or wall tiles printed tiles are a must for bathrooms this season and there is a variety of patterns to choose from including shades of green Hexagonal tiles on walls and floors were extremely popular in 2016 and are on the rise again in 2017 If something plainer is more your style then you could check out glass or acrylic bathroom panels They re ideal for splashbacks bath surrounds and shower spaces and available in a host of colours Mermaid Acrylic wall panels are a great wall covering alternative Printed wallpaper A sleek and modern bathroom doesn t necessarily mean shiny colour block walls This year why not have fun with your bathroom and opt for printed statement wallpaper This is a great way of adding a zone of colour to your bathroom without picking one particular shade A current firm favourite is the tropical print featuring large leaf cutouts in a mixture of shades from emerald jade and olive to lime bottle and sea green Spring Greens Fast on the heels of Pantone announcing their Colour of the Year the go to colour for interiors this spring is green one of nature s finest LISA JEPSON from Willbond Bathrooms shares how you can easily add this approach into your living space From investing in a colourful radiator to simply adding a splash of paint Pantone s Colour of the Year named Greenery is one of springtime s biggest trends when it comes to bathrooms This bright bold approach is all about incorporating this colourway into your interiors Whether you prefer a subtle hint or a statement look these shades are easy additions to your home decoration Here Lisa picks out the top ways to embrace the greenery mood including using a feature wall coloured tiles statement cabinet doors and home accessories Willbond Bathrooms has four showrooms across the East Midlands in Nottingham Derby Grantham and Chesterfield The company has been designing and fitting quality bathrooms since 1896 and are experts in providing customers with their dream design no matter their taste or budget Lisa says Giving your bathroom a bit of an update or a new look doesn t have to mean starting from scratch and spending a lot of money With some simple tweaks and modifications your bathroom can look refreshed as well as reflecting the current design trends Pantone s Colour of the Year is a great way of discovering the latest must have colour for interiors and it s perfect if you re looking to update your bathroom The world renowned authority on colour Pantone makes their selection as a representation and symbol for the year serving as a unique expression of a mood and attitude Greenery is a refreshing rejuvenating and revitalising colour The fresh and zesty shade evokes the first days of spring with a nod towards nature s greens flourishing foliage and the great outdoors Home accessories If picking up a paintbrush isn t your thing simply add a touch of the colour with a few accessories One of the best ways is with an assortment of indoor plants Cactuses Succulents Ferns Orchids and Peace Lillies love humidity and thrive in the bathroom Thinking about the colour of your blinds towels and bath mats is a quick fix too along with green glass or marble ornaments Themed accessories are always a great quick fix option For more creative ideas or practical advice visit Willbond Bathroom Centres showroom at 265 Ilkeston Road Nottingham NG7 3FY tel no 0115 841 8855 or at 66 London Road Grantham NG31 6HR tel no 01476 512 360 For further information visit www willbond co uk
HOUSE   HOME  151  Here are Lisa   s top tips on how to incorporate the trend into your bathroom  Splash of paint Create a...
HOUSE HOME 151 Here are Lisa s top tips on how to incorporate the trend into your bathroom Splash of paint Create a feature backdrop in your bathroom by adding a splash of colour to a wall of your choice Whether it s the surface behind your shower basin or bathtub this is a cost efficient way of tapping into the greenery trend and can even be changed from one shade to the next each season Patterned tiles Whether you opt for floor or wall tiles printed tiles are a must for bathrooms this season and there is a variety of patterns to choose from including shades of green Hexagonal tiles on walls and floors were extremely popular in 2016 and are on the rise again in 2017 If something plainer is more your style then you could check out glass or acrylic bathroom panels They re ideal for splashbacks bath surrounds and shower spaces and available in a host of colours Mermaid Acrylic wall panels are a great wall covering alternative Printed wallpaper A sleek and modern bathroom doesn t necessarily mean shiny colour block walls This year why not have fun with your bathroom and opt for printed statement wallpaper This is a great way of adding a zone of colour to your bathroom without picking one particular shade A current firm favourite is the tropical print featuring large leaf cutouts in a mixture of shades from emerald jade and olive to lime bottle and sea green Spring Greens Fast on the heels of Pantone announcing their Colour of the Year the go to colour for interiors this spring is green one of nature s finest LISA JEPSON from Willbond Bathrooms shares how you can easily add this approach into your living space From investing in a colourful radiator to simply adding a splash of paint Pantone s Colour of the Year named Greenery is one of springtime s biggest trends when it comes to bathrooms This bright bold approach is all about incorporating this colourway into your interiors Whether you prefer a subtle hint or a statement look these shades are easy additions to your home decoration Here Lisa picks out the top ways to embrace the greenery mood including using a feature wall coloured tiles statement cabinet doors and home accessories Willbond Bathrooms has four showrooms across the East Midlands in Nottingham Derby Grantham and Chesterfield The company has been designing and fitting quality bathrooms since 1896 and are experts in providing customers with their dream design no matter their taste or budget Lisa says Giving your bathroom a bit of an update or a new look doesn t have to mean starting from scratch and spending a lot of money With some simple tweaks and modifications your bathroom can look refreshed as well as reflecting the current design trends Pantone s Colour of the Year is a great way of discovering the latest must have colour for interiors and it s perfect if you re looking to update your bathroom The world renowned authority on colour Pantone makes their selection as a representation and symbol for the year serving as a unique expression of a mood and attitude Greenery is a refreshing rejuvenating and revitalising colour The fresh and zesty shade evokes the first days of spring with a nod towards nature s greens flourishing foliage and the great outdoors Home accessories If picking up a paintbrush isn t your thing simply add a touch of the colour with a few accessories One of the best ways is with an assortment of indoor plants Cactuses Succulents Ferns Orchids and Peace Lillies love humidity and thrive in the bathroom Thinking about the colour of your blinds towels and bath mats is a quick fix too along with green glass or marble ornaments Themed accessories are always a great quick fix option For more creative ideas or practical advice visit Willbond Bathroom Centres showroom at 265 Ilkeston Road Nottingham NG7 3FY tel no 0115 841 8855 or at 66 London Road Grantham NG31 6HR tel no 01476 512 360 For further information visit www willbond co uk
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152 HOUSE HOME Modern Country With Cormar Bring the charm of the country to interiors this spring but with a contemporary twist Classic characteristics work well in contemporary settings says David Cormack marketing director at Cormar Carpets But it s getting the right balance between the two looks modern country decorating is all about comfort and charisma Embrace the modern rustic appeal by drawing on the best elements of traditional country designs such as light hues distressed timbers classic furniture and heritage fabrics and offset them with a contemporary colour scheme and uncomplicated approach Teaming a fashionable carpet especially a stripe provides a stellar backdrop for this look Says David This is a trend that has hit homes because it introduces simplicity and brings warmth to light airy spaces Even though today s home furnishing trends are sparkling with more texture and colour using a neutral carpet is still the most practical long term budget friendly choice When it comes to flooring keep the hues natural and experiment with texture or a stripe for a rural and rustic feel Choose from either a lustrous deep pile or a wool loop carpet that makes the floor a real feature adding the contemporary look of modern flooring with all the warmth and comfort of wool A neutral tonal stripe such as our Avebury collection gives a splash of pizazz without being too powerful Reflect your personality by taking inspiration from handcrafted furniture vintage chairs cream painted woodwork and complement with plush textures and accessories such as woven cushions and knitted throws in shades of blush and orange Cormar Carpets are available in Hopewells Ltd 151 Huntington Street Nottingham Visit www cormarcarpets co uk for more information
152  HOUSE   HOME  Modern Country With Cormar Bring the charm of the country to interiors this spring - but with a contemp...
152 HOUSE HOME Modern Country With Cormar Bring the charm of the country to interiors this spring but with a contemporary twist Classic characteristics work well in contemporary settings says David Cormack marketing director at Cormar Carpets But it s getting the right balance between the two looks modern country decorating is all about comfort and charisma Embrace the modern rustic appeal by drawing on the best elements of traditional country designs such as light hues distressed timbers classic furniture and heritage fabrics and offset them with a contemporary colour scheme and uncomplicated approach Teaming a fashionable carpet especially a stripe provides a stellar backdrop for this look Says David This is a trend that has hit homes because it introduces simplicity and brings warmth to light airy spaces Even though today s home furnishing trends are sparkling with more texture and colour using a neutral carpet is still the most practical long term budget friendly choice When it comes to flooring keep the hues natural and experiment with texture or a stripe for a rural and rustic feel Choose from either a lustrous deep pile or a wool loop carpet that makes the floor a real feature adding the contemporary look of modern flooring with all the warmth and comfort of wool A neutral tonal stripe such as our Avebury collection gives a splash of pizazz without being too powerful Reflect your personality by taking inspiration from handcrafted furniture vintage chairs cream painted woodwork and complement with plush textures and accessories such as woven cushions and knitted throws in shades of blush and orange Cormar Carpets are available in Hopewells Ltd 151 Huntington Street Nottingham Visit www cormarcarpets co uk for more information
152  HOUSE   HOME  Modern Country With Cormar Bring the charm of the country to interiors this spring - but with a contemp...
HOUSE HOME By Mackenzie Orrock Find your dream home at Greendale Gardens S ituated in the heart of Hucknall Greendale Gardens combines top quality housing and prime location for a unique collection of homes you d be hard pushed to find elsewhere With just 23 houses on site the Oakdale Homes development boasts a private and intimate location that stands out from others of its kind and with 10 different property types and various designs available to choose from buyers can rest assured that no two houses are exactly the same They do all boast bright and open space though and their neutral and contemporary d cor means you can really put your own stamp on your new home Integrated fridge freezers and dishwashers soft close kitchen drawers and pelmet lighting add the allimportant high quality finishes and mean that all of the houses are ready to move into as soon as you are too With a selection of 2 3 and 4 bedroom houses available as well as a 2 bed duplex coach house Greendale Gardens has something for everyone whether it be for a young couple or growing family and each house also has its own allocated garage for secure parking or extra storage The houses may be tucked away in a charming cul de sac but they re just steps away from Hucknall itself too Traditional markets independent shops and a historic connection to the famous poet Lord Byron are just some of what the town has to offer and its transport links to Nottingham and beyond are second to none A regular tram service train links to Nottingham and easy access to the M1 make Greendale Gardens ideal for travel Ranging from 167 500 to 315 000 with the Help to Buy scheme from 125 625 to 236 250 the development caters to a range of budgets and makes homes that might not be otherwise accessible to everyone from first time buyers to couples and families looking to upsize With over 25 years of experience building houses in the East Midlands Oakdale Homes part of the global UK owned private engineering group Langley Holdings is a home builder you can rely on promising quality in every project they are a part of and Sales Manager Carolyn has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help find the best option for you Pop down for an informal chat and a coffee with Carolyn and Dianne at the Easter Open House Event With an Easter egg hunt for kids and open doors on various plots it s a family friendly day out and the perfect opportunity to see all that the development has to offer for yourself Visit www oakdalehomes co uk call 0115 963 2095 or visit the office at Greendale Gardens Watnall Road NG15 6EP for more information on finding your dream home subject to status 155
HOUSE   HOME By Mackenzie Orrock  Find your dream home at Greendale Gardens  S  ituated in the heart of Hucknall, Greendal...
HOUSE HOME By Mackenzie Orrock Find your dream home at Greendale Gardens S ituated in the heart of Hucknall Greendale Gardens combines top quality housing and prime location for a unique collection of homes you d be hard pushed to find elsewhere With just 23 houses on site the Oakdale Homes development boasts a private and intimate location that stands out from others of its kind and with 10 different property types and various designs available to choose from buyers can rest assured that no two houses are exactly the same They do all boast bright and open space though and their neutral and contemporary d cor means you can really put your own stamp on your new home Integrated fridge freezers and dishwashers soft close kitchen drawers and pelmet lighting add the allimportant high quality finishes and mean that all of the houses are ready to move into as soon as you are too With a selection of 2 3 and 4 bedroom houses available as well as a 2 bed duplex coach house Greendale Gardens has something for everyone whether it be for a young couple or growing family and each house also has its own allocated garage for secure parking or extra storage The houses may be tucked away in a charming cul de sac but they re just steps away from Hucknall itself too Traditional markets independent shops and a historic connection to the famous poet Lord Byron are just some of what the town has to offer and its transport links to Nottingham and beyond are second to none A regular tram service train links to Nottingham and easy access to the M1 make Greendale Gardens ideal for travel Ranging from 167 500 to 315 000 with the Help to Buy scheme from 125 625 to 236 250 the development caters to a range of budgets and makes homes that might not be otherwise accessible to everyone from first time buyers to couples and families looking to upsize With over 25 years of experience building houses in the East Midlands Oakdale Homes part of the global UK owned private engineering group Langley Holdings is a home builder you can rely on promising quality in every project they are a part of and Sales Manager Carolyn has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help find the best option for you Pop down for an informal chat and a coffee with Carolyn and Dianne at the Easter Open House Event With an Easter egg hunt for kids and open doors on various plots it s a family friendly day out and the perfect opportunity to see all that the development has to offer for yourself Visit www oakdalehomes co uk call 0115 963 2095 or visit the office at Greendale Gardens Watnall Road NG15 6EP for more information on finding your dream home subject to status 155
HOUSE   HOME By Mackenzie Orrock  Find your dream home at Greendale Gardens  S  ituated in the heart of Hucknall, Greendal...
156 HOUSE HOME Experts in Solid Fuels As one of the UK s leading suppliers of solid fuels Fernwood Fuels Limited have over 30 years of experience in the industry having supplied competitively priced and top quality solid fuels for both domestic and industrial purposes since 1983 HOUSE HOME 157 By Jonathan Bender Trust Your Local Estate Agent W Establishing lasting relationships with producers and suppliers from all over the world means the team at Fernwood Fuels part of the Fernwood Group Limited are able to bring their customers the highest quality solid fuels on the market for a product they can rely on The company have all the equipment needed to process tonnes of coal and other solid fuels to supply on an industrial scale and when it comes to any domestic customers a cash and carry service is available at their depot in Watnall where customers can find everything for their athome fuel needs But aside from their unparalleled expertise and quality of service the customer remains at the very heart of day to day life at Fernwood Fuels Limited and is the driving force behind everything the company does Keep up to date on all the products and special offers and find out more information online at www fernwood co uk or call 0115 938 9378 The Coal Site Main Road Watnall NG16 1HA Jonathan Bender is the owner of Jonathan Fox Estate Agents an independent estate agency based in Attenborough Nottingham specialising in the sale of quality homes throughout the whole region They put great emphasis on high quality marketing and presentation and offer professional photography and HD virtual tours to ensure your home is promoted at its best Their friendly and experienced staff will guide you through the whole moving process and offer straight forward realistic advice based on over 30 years experience selling property If you are interested in speaking to them regarding your next move please call 0115 784 1106 or visit www jfea co uk elcome to my first property article for Nottinghamshire Aspect I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it As a traditional estate agent of 32 years standing I have seen a lot of changes within our industry the biggest undoubtedly being the advent of internet property searching and of course online estate agencies With this in mind I thought it would be a good idea to put forward the case for the traditional local high street estate agent for those thinking about selling in the forthcoming Spring market Anyone who has worked in the property industry knows only too well that selling real estate can be a complex business The general public understandably see online and traditional estate agencies as offering exactly the same service but at very different price points However it s the local high street agent that are the real experts in their market place They will know who s buying what s selling and which buyers are hot and which are not That local knowledge is incredibly valuable to a vendor especially when time scales and deadlines are involved which they invariably are A remotely based online agency who is not dealing and networking in your local market place every day cannot possibly have the same knowledge or information And then there s the post sale management of your sale the solicitor chasing the chain chasing negotiating survey and mortgage issues ensuring that your sale completes on time Your local estate agent will have seen it all before and their knowledge will be invaluable in solving any problems that may occur which are so often locally related issues It s an interesting fact that in the United States estate agents charge fees of up to 5 or more yet very few vendors use online agencies The reason Because the savvy sellers know that a really good pro active local agent will achieve a far better result for them and get their sale over the finishing line far quicker You don t sell your home that often and it is probably the largest asset you own Whilst a cheap service may sound attractive on paper employing a local professional and successful company that only gets paid on results is worth its weight in gold
156  HOUSE   HOME  Experts in Solid Fuels  As one of the UK   s leading suppliers of solid fuels, Fernwood Fuels Limited h...
156 HOUSE HOME Experts in Solid Fuels As one of the UK s leading suppliers of solid fuels Fernwood Fuels Limited have over 30 years of experience in the industry having supplied competitively priced and top quality solid fuels for both domestic and industrial purposes since 1983 HOUSE HOME 157 By Jonathan Bender Trust Your Local Estate Agent W Establishing lasting relationships with producers and suppliers from all over the world means the team at Fernwood Fuels part of the Fernwood Group Limited are able to bring their customers the highest quality solid fuels on the market for a product they can rely on The company have all the equipment needed to process tonnes of coal and other solid fuels to supply on an industrial scale and when it comes to any domestic customers a cash and carry service is available at their depot in Watnall where customers can find everything for their athome fuel needs But aside from their unparalleled expertise and quality of service the customer remains at the very heart of day to day life at Fernwood Fuels Limited and is the driving force behind everything the company does Keep up to date on all the products and special offers and find out more information online at www fernwood co uk or call 0115 938 9378 The Coal Site Main Road Watnall NG16 1HA Jonathan Bender is the owner of Jonathan Fox Estate Agents an independent estate agency based in Attenborough Nottingham specialising in the sale of quality homes throughout the whole region They put great emphasis on high quality marketing and presentation and offer professional photography and HD virtual tours to ensure your home is promoted at its best Their friendly and experienced staff will guide you through the whole moving process and offer straight forward realistic advice based on over 30 years experience selling property If you are interested in speaking to them regarding your next move please call 0115 784 1106 or visit www jfea co uk elcome to my first property article for Nottinghamshire Aspect I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it As a traditional estate agent of 32 years standing I have seen a lot of changes within our industry the biggest undoubtedly being the advent of internet property searching and of course online estate agencies With this in mind I thought it would be a good idea to put forward the case for the traditional local high street estate agent for those thinking about selling in the forthcoming Spring market Anyone who has worked in the property industry knows only too well that selling real estate can be a complex business The general public understandably see online and traditional estate agencies as offering exactly the same service but at very different price points However it s the local high street agent that are the real experts in their market place They will know who s buying what s selling and which buyers are hot and which are not That local knowledge is incredibly valuable to a vendor especially when time scales and deadlines are involved which they invariably are A remotely based online agency who is not dealing and networking in your local market place every day cannot possibly have the same knowledge or information And then there s the post sale management of your sale the solicitor chasing the chain chasing negotiating survey and mortgage issues ensuring that your sale completes on time Your local estate agent will have seen it all before and their knowledge will be invaluable in solving any problems that may occur which are so often locally related issues It s an interesting fact that in the United States estate agents charge fees of up to 5 or more yet very few vendors use online agencies The reason Because the savvy sellers know that a really good pro active local agent will achieve a far better result for them and get their sale over the finishing line far quicker You don t sell your home that often and it is probably the largest asset you own Whilst a cheap service may sound attractive on paper employing a local professional and successful company that only gets paid on results is worth its weight in gold
156  HOUSE   HOME  Experts in Solid Fuels  As one of the UK   s leading suppliers of solid fuels, Fernwood Fuels Limited h...
MOTORS XC60 Premium SUV w e N V olvo Cars the premium car maker has revealed the longawaited new XC60 premium SUV The new car replaces Volvo s highly successful original XC60 which in the nine years since its launch became the best selling premium mid sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology The new XC60 will be no exception It s the perfect car for an active lifestyle and it represents the next step in our transformation plan said H kan Samuelsson President and Chief Executive Volvo Car Group The new XC60 one of the safest cars ever made is fully loaded with new technology Steer Assist has been added to the ground breaking City Safety system A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses Steer Assist to help mitigate head on collisions while Volvo s Blind Spot Indication System BLIS now uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane changing collisions We have focused on building a car that can deliver pleasure to all of your senses from a commanding view of the road ahead in a beautifully appointed and calm cabin to a safe inspired and confident ride said Henrik Green Senior Vice President Product Quality at Volvo Car Group We ve paid particular attention to making life easier for our customers by providing them with the creature comforts and services that take the hassle out of everyday life Pilot Assist Volvo s advanced semi autonomous driver assistance system which takes care of steering acceleration and braking on wellmarked roads up to 130 km h is 159 available in the new XC60 as an option The new XC60 offers Volvo s awardwinning T8 Twin Engine petrol plug in hybrid at the top of the powertrain range delivering 407 hp and acceleration from 0 100 km h in just 5 3 seconds We have a wide range of powertrains The new XC60 will be launched with the diesel D4 engine at 190 hp and the D5 with PowerPulse technology delivering 235 hp We also have the petrol powered T5 delivering 254 hp and the T6 which with both turbo and superchargers attached delivers 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque added Henrik Green But it is not just under the bonnet that the new XC60 delivers healthy performance The new CleanZone four zone climate control system removes harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin to deliver Scandinavian fresh air on the inside Volvo Cars driver infotainment and connected services offer Sensus and the Volvo On Call app both receive a graphical update with improved usability As in the 90 series cars smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available The XC60 is an SUV not designed to look down on others but to drive The exterior has an athletic sculpture with a subtle timeless quality The interior is a masterful composition of well resolved architecture beautiful materials and the very latest technology all perfectly blended together The XC60 provides a true Scandinavian experience which will make our customers feel special said Thomas Ingenlath Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Car Group Volvo Cars new XC60 is set to go into production in mid April at the Torslanda Plant in Sweden
MOTORS  XC60 Premium SUV w e N  V  olvo Cars, the premium car maker, has revealed the longawaited new XC60 premium SUV. Th...
MOTORS XC60 Premium SUV w e N V olvo Cars the premium car maker has revealed the longawaited new XC60 premium SUV The new car replaces Volvo s highly successful original XC60 which in the nine years since its launch became the best selling premium mid sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology The new XC60 will be no exception It s the perfect car for an active lifestyle and it represents the next step in our transformation plan said H kan Samuelsson President and Chief Executive Volvo Car Group The new XC60 one of the safest cars ever made is fully loaded with new technology Steer Assist has been added to the ground breaking City Safety system A new safety system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation uses Steer Assist to help mitigate head on collisions while Volvo s Blind Spot Indication System BLIS now uses Steer Assist functionality to reduce the risk of lane changing collisions We have focused on building a car that can deliver pleasure to all of your senses from a commanding view of the road ahead in a beautifully appointed and calm cabin to a safe inspired and confident ride said Henrik Green Senior Vice President Product Quality at Volvo Car Group We ve paid particular attention to making life easier for our customers by providing them with the creature comforts and services that take the hassle out of everyday life Pilot Assist Volvo s advanced semi autonomous driver assistance system which takes care of steering acceleration and braking on wellmarked roads up to 130 km h is 159 available in the new XC60 as an option The new XC60 offers Volvo s awardwinning T8 Twin Engine petrol plug in hybrid at the top of the powertrain range delivering 407 hp and acceleration from 0 100 km h in just 5 3 seconds We have a wide range of powertrains The new XC60 will be launched with the diesel D4 engine at 190 hp and the D5 with PowerPulse technology delivering 235 hp We also have the petrol powered T5 delivering 254 hp and the T6 which with both turbo and superchargers attached delivers 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque added Henrik Green But it is not just under the bonnet that the new XC60 delivers healthy performance The new CleanZone four zone climate control system removes harmful pollutants and particles from outside the cabin to deliver Scandinavian fresh air on the inside Volvo Cars driver infotainment and connected services offer Sensus and the Volvo On Call app both receive a graphical update with improved usability As in the 90 series cars smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available The XC60 is an SUV not designed to look down on others but to drive The exterior has an athletic sculpture with a subtle timeless quality The interior is a masterful composition of well resolved architecture beautiful materials and the very latest technology all perfectly blended together The XC60 provides a true Scandinavian experience which will make our customers feel special said Thomas Ingenlath Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Car Group Volvo Cars new XC60 is set to go into production in mid April at the Torslanda Plant in Sweden
MOTORS  XC60 Premium SUV w e N  V  olvo Cars, the premium car maker, has revealed the longawaited new XC60 premium SUV. Th...
MOTORS Does your car have an MOT The test is a crucial element in keeping our roads safe As March brings a peak month for MOT tests a new study for Kwik Fit the UK s leading automotive servicing and repair chain has revealed that more than four million drivers admit that they have not got their car MOTed before the previous one expired1 The average length of time these motorists have driven without a valid MOT is 37 days While a third of those missing their MOT deadline got a valid certificate within three days 4 of those driving without an MOT did so for more than ten months Cumulatively British motorists have spent more than 422 200 years on the road without an MOT This month will see nearly half a million cars require their first MOT 161 In 2014 March was the month with the highest number of new registrations in 2014 with 464 824 cars hitting the road for the first time and with those cars now turning three years old they need an MOT for the first time2 Roger Griggs communications director at Kwik Fit said Our research showed that drivers give many different reasons for not getting their car MOTed but the most common seems to be simply forgetfulness The most worrying are those who knew their car would fail the test and so drove it until they got it fixed The test is a crucial element in keeping our roads safe 1 Research carried out by ICM amongst a nationally representative sample of 2009 GB adults aged 18 2 New registration figures from SMMT By Maddie Storey Living with a black box Ok so the black box for those of you who don t know is a device usually used for young or new drivers which is fitted to your car to monitor how safe you are Different boxes monitor different things but usually you are judged as a driver on your speed smoothness and usage of the vehicle Trust me when I say there are advantages to having this box obviously but living with it can be inconvenient Being a young driver getting behind the wheel by yourself for the first time often tends to inflate your arrogance a little making you somewhat more dangerous so the insurance companies say The black box device monitors your speed acceleration breaking distance and mile usage so the insurance company knows what to charge you for their service It is undeniably quite annoying having to stick to the speed limit when you re trying to look cool cruising in your new car a feeling becoming quite familiar to young drivers all over the country As much as having a black box means taking everything nice and slowly which we all know can be infuriating because who likes to sit behind a snail in a 40 zone the truth is there are so many benefits of having this box Apart from the ridiculous price drop when you decide to have a black box it massively improves your driving skills since you re more aware of what s going on because self consciously you re thinking about your box A twisted logic yes but honestly the feeling of seeing money going back into your bank on reward day is absolutely brilliant The reward scheme for most black box contracts offers money back for safe driving giving you that extra motive for sticking to 30 on your way to a mate s Then when you renew your insurance based on your driving your prices will go down avoiding shelling out a further grand or so to be able to drive There s always the fact you ll be a safer driver too because you ll be more cautious therefore lowering the risk of getting into a serious accident Yes it is annoying not going to lie but at the end of the day you would prefer to save a load of money and drive carefully than be getting tickets left right and centre or having your insurance policy cancelled Driving must get easier the same as everything else it just comes with experience but the use of a black box in the first year proves so beneficial you may even want to keep it
MOTORS  Does your car have an MOT     The test is a crucial element in keeping our roads safe     As March brings a peak m...
MOTORS Does your car have an MOT The test is a crucial element in keeping our roads safe As March brings a peak month for MOT tests a new study for Kwik Fit the UK s leading automotive servicing and repair chain has revealed that more than four million drivers admit that they have not got their car MOTed before the previous one expired1 The average length of time these motorists have driven without a valid MOT is 37 days While a third of those missing their MOT deadline got a valid certificate within three days 4 of those driving without an MOT did so for more than ten months Cumulatively British motorists have spent more than 422 200 years on the road without an MOT This month will see nearly half a million cars require their first MOT 161 In 2014 March was the month with the highest number of new registrations in 2014 with 464 824 cars hitting the road for the first time and with those cars now turning three years old they need an MOT for the first time2 Roger Griggs communications director at Kwik Fit said Our research showed that drivers give many different reasons for not getting their car MOTed but the most common seems to be simply forgetfulness The most worrying are those who knew their car would fail the test and so drove it until they got it fixed The test is a crucial element in keeping our roads safe 1 Research carried out by ICM amongst a nationally representative sample of 2009 GB adults aged 18 2 New registration figures from SMMT By Maddie Storey Living with a black box Ok so the black box for those of you who don t know is a device usually used for young or new drivers which is fitted to your car to monitor how safe you are Different boxes monitor different things but usually you are judged as a driver on your speed smoothness and usage of the vehicle Trust me when I say there are advantages to having this box obviously but living with it can be inconvenient Being a young driver getting behind the wheel by yourself for the first time often tends to inflate your arrogance a little making you somewhat more dangerous so the insurance companies say The black box device monitors your speed acceleration breaking distance and mile usage so the insurance company knows what to charge you for their service It is undeniably quite annoying having to stick to the speed limit when you re trying to look cool cruising in your new car a feeling becoming quite familiar to young drivers all over the country As much as having a black box means taking everything nice and slowly which we all know can be infuriating because who likes to sit behind a snail in a 40 zone the truth is there are so many benefits of having this box Apart from the ridiculous price drop when you decide to have a black box it massively improves your driving skills since you re more aware of what s going on because self consciously you re thinking about your box A twisted logic yes but honestly the feeling of seeing money going back into your bank on reward day is absolutely brilliant The reward scheme for most black box contracts offers money back for safe driving giving you that extra motive for sticking to 30 on your way to a mate s Then when you renew your insurance based on your driving your prices will go down avoiding shelling out a further grand or so to be able to drive There s always the fact you ll be a safer driver too because you ll be more cautious therefore lowering the risk of getting into a serious accident Yes it is annoying not going to lie but at the end of the day you would prefer to save a load of money and drive carefully than be getting tickets left right and centre or having your insurance policy cancelled Driving must get easier the same as everything else it just comes with experience but the use of a black box in the first year proves so beneficial you may even want to keep it
MOTORS  Does your car have an MOT     The test is a crucial element in keeping our roads safe     As March brings a peak m...
162 Take care of your wildlife A very warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Weston based Hall Farm Wild Bird Supplies they have lots to offer for all your garden bird feeding seeds and supplies They offer an extensive variety of seed mixes straights feeders and habitats They are arable farmers themselves and are very driven to looking after the nature around them A variety of seeds some of which are home grown are used to create bespoke mixes for different species of our wild garden birds A large selection of very affordable bird feeders are also in stock as well as nesting boxes of many designs and sizes to suit all even ones with cameras so you can get up close and personal and watch your feathered friends raising their broods Hall Farm also has a very soft spot for our little prickly friends the hedgehog offering habitats and feeds to try and help nurture a declining breed Open Monday to Saturday this little shop has so much to offer call Lesley and Deb on 0163682123 for more information or visit www buybirdseed co uk
162  Take care of your wildlife A very warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Weston based Hall Farm Wild Bird Supplies, ...
162 Take care of your wildlife A very warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Weston based Hall Farm Wild Bird Supplies they have lots to offer for all your garden bird feeding seeds and supplies They offer an extensive variety of seed mixes straights feeders and habitats They are arable farmers themselves and are very driven to looking after the nature around them A variety of seeds some of which are home grown are used to create bespoke mixes for different species of our wild garden birds A large selection of very affordable bird feeders are also in stock as well as nesting boxes of many designs and sizes to suit all even ones with cameras so you can get up close and personal and watch your feathered friends raising their broods Hall Farm also has a very soft spot for our little prickly friends the hedgehog offering habitats and feeds to try and help nurture a declining breed Open Monday to Saturday this little shop has so much to offer call Lesley and Deb on 0163682123 for more information or visit www buybirdseed co uk
162  Take care of your wildlife A very warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Weston based Hall Farm Wild Bird Supplies, ...