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Fun For All At Glossop Caravans’ Pop Up Campsite Warm spring sunshine wooed the crowds to come and discover the delights of caravanning and camping at an action-packed Pop-Up Campsite at Glossop Caravans during the half-term break.

Competitions offered the chance to win a Hyundai i30 and Swift Basecamp caravan and caravan accessories including a towing caravan cover, chair, footstool and portable barbecue - and there was also a prize for inflating the Vango Airbeam Awning in the quickest time of the day.

Everyone from toddlers to grandparents embraced The Camping and Caravanning Club’s message that spending time in the great outdoors is the real social network - the perfect way to share special moments with family and friends.

High Peak Radio added to the party atmosphere with a live outside broadcast from Glossop Caravans’ seven-acre showroom on the main A57 at Brookfield, Glossop.

Family-run Glossop Caravans - part of the Club’s prestigious Preferred Dealer Network - hosted the free roadshow for all ages during National Camping and Caravanning Week, on Thursday June 1.

“The warm, fine weather brought people out in force, and it was good to welcome so many visitors to enjoy a fun and relaxing day out,” said Brian and Stan Laing, the company’s Joint Managing Directors.

Entertainment ranged from ‘Eat Local’ cookery demonstrations and craft beer tastings by Glossop-based Howard Town Brewery to mini-golf and a Scalextric towing challenge.

“It was great to work with The Camping and Caravanning Club to stage the free event as part of their countrywide roadshow during National Camping and Caravanning Week.

Glossop area businesses selling everything from cakes and candles to jewellery and jam were showcased at a pop-up artisan market, and activities included craft and play tents, a seaside selfie board, treasure hunt and I-spy.

“And it was a brilliant opportunity to spread the word about the freedom, flexibility and fabulous experiences that caravanning and camping can offer.”




Twittering on With Angela Kelly Celebrities? Get them out of here!

goes with it – even if they were only in Emmerdale for three episodes. Reality TV show “stars” – that’s just ordinary people who are basically show-offs – are now celebrities and have joined the acclaimed bunch we are supposed to look up to and copy. The sad thing, of course, is that many younger people in particular do look up to these people, they do emulate them, wear what they wear, act as they act.

Don’t you find the word “celebrity” extremely over-used these days? When I was younger, I’m sure that celebrity really meant something. It was someone with Sir or Lady in front of their name, a war hero like Douglas Bader or General Montgomery or an American film star who was so far away from our reality as to be living on another planet.

I really think we need to re-think our values on what we classify as a “celebrity” because we have definitely devalued the coinage. Personally, I don’t want to either look like or have the lifestyle of Kim Kardashian or even have the online followers of the so-called “social influencers” who also now qualify as celebrities.

People who appeared on TV were “entertainers”. Quite a different category. They were famous for being funny or being fine actors or for being an important presenter. Sports people were famous for what they did and we admired them for it. If they got a honour as a result, that just added to their fame and our admiration. I don’t remember hearing the word “celebrity” much at all.

And if we simply reject that standard, the genuine celebrities – the really worthwhile people who have earned their fame in some amazing way – will start to surface and make that category great again.

Fast-forward to 2017 and you can’t move for so-called celebrities. Every actor or actress in a TV soap qualifies for the name and the natural respect that

Ask the expert not the internet We Brits apparently live in fear of the doctor’s waiting room or the dentist’s chair. Nothing too surprising about that, I suppose, except that new research shows that we are definitely a fearful nation when it comes to our health and wellbeing. For example, almost a quarter of Brits questioned feared the doctor’s waiting room and 34% confessed to a fear of the dentist’s chair. Perhaps the most unlikely statistic is that 17% admitted that visiting the optician’s made them nervous.

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TWITTER The top fear-prompter was discovery of a previously unknown health problem; 69% felt frightened about that. Maybe that, along with 22% having had a previous bad experience, explains the statistic that 79% hesitate to seek medical advice. The daft thing is that we know that seeing an expert makes sense. We know that we should go to the doctor, dentist or optician if there’s a niggling health worry yet we prolong the agony by ignoring it. I’m always shocked, for example, by the number of women who miss their mammogram appointment when it’s just a simple procedure and it can pick up rogue cells so early. I know it’s not something you’d ever do for fun but it’s quick, uncomfortable rather than painful, and it can be a life-saver. It would be interesting to see how we compare in this area with other countries. Are the French as frightened of the dentist? Do Germans hate eye-tests? How many Italians refuse to see a doctor when they have symptoms? It’s probably just human nature to believe that if we don’t know the worst then it won’t happen. The crazy part of this is that, quite often, there’s nothing wrong and we’ve just been worrying needlessly. Me? I always look up my ailments on the internet first and think about the doctor later. Well, you can’t be too careful with suspected dengue fever, can you?

Tattoos may need covering up Not too long ago, a primary school teacher was dismissed for having a large number of tattoos. These hadn’t been particularly visible at interview but when she started teaching in the classroom, she wore sleeveless clothes and a skirt that revealed them all over her body. Interestingly, this divided the nation. Now, I’m not necessarily anti-tattoos. Many of my friends have discreet ones that actually look really nice - although I’m not thinking of having one any time soon. It’s also partly generational. Today, no-one under 30 thinks twice about getting a tattoo and if they want a full sleeve then they will. However, I’m not sure if they are always appropriate in a job situation. They don’t work well for the legal profession, for example, for doctors or surgeons. That may be rather unfair but I suppose it’s not what we expect to see. Covered flesh is the order of the day generally in these formal situations. I can’t think of many Government ministers sporting tattoos, either, although they may have huge roses tattooed all over their buttocks for all we know. There’s probably a BBC rule about presenters showing tattoos as well. I’m sure Sir Trevor McDonald hasn’t got a secret dragon all over his back and the odd heart or butterfly on his shoulder. Although tattoos are very much a personal choice and today we respect that, we still don’t expect to see them at work and that seems right to me. Of course, if you’re a pop star or one of those indeterminate “celebrities”, tattoos are usually compulsorily on view.

WEDNESDAY 2ND & THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST EQUESTRIAN DAY: TUESDAY 1ST AUGUST FREE PARKING! Hands off old TV favourites I don’t mind re-makes of films but I’ve started to get very shirty about the re-creating of some of my favourite TV shows. There is no way that modern producers should touch Dad’s Army or Porridge and yet they insist on fiddling with the format, bringing in a new cast and generally updating them. No-one can ever play Captain Mainwaring like Arthur Lowe, in spite of actor Toby Jones having a good stab at it in the new film. Nor can anyone ever play Fletch in Porridge like Ronnie Barker. They set the tone, create the right humour – they are the programme. The old American saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” definitely applies here. Hands off – just keep the re-runs going!








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Travels with Winston Churchill’s granddaughter – Celia Sandys By Jennie Carr from Silver Travel Advisor If you’re travelling to or through London with the escorting touring specialists Tauck, you may well have the pleasure of meeting Celia Sandys, one of their ambassadors, at a dinner or presentation where she tells tales of her grandfather that cannot be found in the history books. Celia is one of Winston Churchill’s grandchildren and she spent many holidays with him in the last five years of his life. She has also written five books about her grandfather, including one on his early life and one on his travels.

his grandchildren had little notion of the public figure he was, but rather saw him as a benign figure who they rather took for granted. Feeding the fish and visiting the animals were simple pleasures they all enjoyed together here. Celia also accompanied him on painting trips, where he enjoyed the

Her first trip with him was aged sixteen, as she was an available grandchild of the right age. They were guests of Aristotle Onassis and his wife on his incredible yacht sailing in the Mediterranean. Fellow guests were Maria Callas and her husband. And it was on this voyage that two marriages ended and a love affair began. What an extraordinary trip for the littletravelled young Celia to experience! She recalled her grandfather asking her to describe what she could see from the cabin windows each morning, particularly the colours. This was so very important to the artist that he was. Many of her memories of Winston Churchill are from his country home, Chartwell, in a domestic setting, where



Courage is the quality that Celia said Winston Churchill would most want to be remembered for. It was this which allowed him to defy everyone during the Second World War and to convince the nation that they would win the war in the end. Meeting Celia Sandys is a fascinating experience; her insights into her remarkable grandfather are warm, amusing and give a rare opportunity to learn about the more private moments of this great statesman. Her recollections are a graciously fitting tribute to him. More about Tauck In 1882, Herman Tauck arrived in New York City from Germany in search of the American dream. His son, Arthur Tauck Sr., would realise that dream with ingenuity and an innovative spirit, starting Tauck Motor Tours – at age 27 with a first tour through the backroads of New England in 1925. It embodied the same successful formula used by Tauck today: do the right thing. Craft a life-enriching travel experience; provide it at a single all-inclusive price; ensure there is great value for money; and rely on recommendations of satisfied customers to build a following and grow the business. Over the next 90+ years – and three generations of Taucks – the scope of destinations served and the variety of modes of travel would grow dramatically. Today, with six brands and more than 140 trips across seven continents, Tauck delivers life-enriching travel experiences to every corner of the globe, incorporating small cruise ships, premium riverboats, trains, helicopters and more…

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Russell Grant finds star quality in the lakes & mountains Jennie Carr interviewed Britain’s best-loved astrologer and discovered Russell’s chilly side! I do like surprises and Russell Grant certainly provided me with one. Having had him down for exotic islands and luxury lounging on the holiday front, nothing could be further from the truth. This show-biz, bubbly star-gazer has quite an unexpected passion. Russell only ever takes his holidays in the mountains - he absolutely loves them. In fact, here is a man who enjoys cooler weather: too hot and he’s not happy. He adores the Tyrol in Austria, can’t get enough of Switzerland and has visited Salzburg at least eight times. Lederhosen and yodelling spring swiftly to mind, as do Maria and Captain von Trapp. For Russell the yearning for mountains started when he watched The Adventures of William Tell on TV in the late 1950s, filmed co-incidentally in Snowdonia, where Russell now lives. When he was a child, the Grants didn’t take holidays, however as a schoolboy, Russell travelled to Annecy and explored the Haute-Savoie. He was hooked from then on. So hooked indeed that he very nearly moved to Zell am See, bang in the mountains and right by Lake Zell. Russell delights in the great beauty of the dramatic scenery, the fresh, pure, cool air and the wonderful food; Wiener schnitzel with cranberry sauce being a favourite. He also takes huge pleasure in the efficiency, cleanliness and ordered style of Austrian and Swiss life. His love of history, particularly around World War I, the Hapsburgs and Franz Joseph and wife, Elizabeth, have led Russell to really explore this region. In the cities, he relishes café culture, the theatre and fine dining restaurants. Vienna is a particular favourite and I can certainly see that it ticks all those boxes, with exceptional 19th century interest too. I’m always fascinated by destinations people long to go to and this was no real surprise once I understood the mountains and chill theme. No one else has ever said Siberia, very cold for sure and a landscape unlike any other, unquestionably. Russell really wants to see it, along with Alaska, Northern Canada, Lapland and Tromsø in Norway, way up in the Arctic Circle. I’m scurrying for cashmere, thermals and goose down jackets just at the thought. What an interesting character Russell Grant is! And for holidays wherever you’re going, you might like to try your hand at colouring - Russell has produced The Art of Astrology: Discover your Inner Self Through Colour. It is taking airports, hotel terraces and sun loungers worldwide by storm as an alternative form of relaxation. That was another surprise: I really enjoyed the patterns, colours and gentle activity in this book. Chilled out without being cold!

Let’s get moving! With dark nights and cold weather its no surprise that many of us end up a lot less active over the winter months.

Many of us fail to reach the recommended guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate exercise (such as walking, steady cycling) or 75 vigorous minutes (running, fast swimming). Whilst this may seem an intimidating target, it can be broken down into a 30-minute walk 5 times a week or 3 25-minute runs. The key to exercise is to make it something you enjoy. Exercising with others is a great way to keep motivated, so look into joining a local walking group or running club. Exercise classes such as Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi are also great ways to improve your strength and balance as well as your fitness.

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Closely sheltered by the chalk hills of the South Downs, Brighton’s charm plays perfect host to an abundance of restaurants, art galleries and cosy boutiques. Explore the narrow cobbled streets and visit famous landmarks such as the Royal Pavilion and The Lanes.

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Enjoy either a woodland walk or a stroll on the beach. At Gunton Hall you can have both! The village square, bowls complex and extra large dance floor gives guests the buzzing, sociable atmosphere you’d expect from Warner.

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Eastbourne is an elegant resort at the foot of the South Downs in Sussex. It is renowned for record-breaking sunshine and breath-taking beaches. A popular holiday destination for all, you’ll never be short of something to do.

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Jersey, the largest and most southerly of the Channel Islands has much to offer. A delightful blend of England and France, the pace of life is refreshingly relaxed and easy going.



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Tom Jones

The Famous Voice From The Valleys IT’S not unusual for singer Tom Jones to attract almost as much female attention in 2017 as he did when he first burst onto the British music scene in 1964. The famous Voice from the Valleys, even at 76 and a grandfather, is still seen as the same Sex Bomb he ever was before, during and after his hit record of that name. He may have built his reputation on belting out iconic hits of the past five or six decades with his powerful, raspy baritone but he long ago left behind the clinging leather trousers, shirt split to the waist to reveal his hairy chest and gleaming medallion. Today, give or take the odd glint in the eye, he could be any well-preserved former bank manager or city gent – until he either speaks with that Welsh lilt in the background or, better, lets rip with a moving ballad that still has the power to shake the emotions.


His singing career has been an important part of the British history of pop and he is still making the headlines, both as an entertainer and these days as a coach in BBC TV’s popular talent show The Voice. Even away from music, he can’t help the media taking note of everything he does, because the public still has a warm appetite for Tom Jones. It’s a safe bet none of what came later could have been guessed by Thomas Jones Woodward as he grew up in the small mining town of Pontypridd in South Wales. Like many Welshmen, he began singing at an early age in church and in the school choir. He left school at 16 and was married and having a son a year later. He brought in money for his family from an assortment of jobs including singing in pubs at night.

In 1963, he was singing with his own group in working men’s clubs when Gordon Mills, a performer who had branched out into songwriting and management, saw him perform. He became his manager, re-named him Tom Jones and got him a record contract. His first record Chills and Fever failed to make an impression, but his second, It’s Not Unusual written by Gordon Mills, was a sensation – on both sides of the Atlantic. The sexy singer with the swivelling hips and handsome looks could really sing – anything from pop and rock to R & B, show tunes, soul and gospel music. He followed up his first hit with a string of others and began a hugely successful career, selling more than 100 million records with 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the United States.

CELEBRITY INTERVIEW Songs like What’s New Pussycat, Delilah, Green, Green Grass of Home, She’s a Lady and Kiss were what the public wanted to hear. Fans not only bought his records but flocked to his shows and mobbed him on a regular basis. He won a Grammy as Best New Artist in 1965 but didn’t win a Brit Award until he took the title of Best Male Artist in 2000, then after a music career of more than 30 years. He was always appreciated by his fans, however, and added many thousands more when, in 1967, he performed in Las Vegas for the first time. This began a relationship with America’s entertainment capital – and with the States itself which he later made his home - that has spanned the decades and brought him into contact with some of the most legendary names in showbiz.

continue singing to getting him through this dark time. This Summer, he’s on the road again pleasing new audiences, this time on a Forest Tour of open-air venues which include Cartmel Racecourse in Cumbria, Delamere Forest in Cheshire and Cannock Chase Forest in Staffordshire. His voice is as strong as ever and his shows are bound to not only impress with new songs but cover some of his best-known hits. There’s no doubt his many established fans, plus the new ones who have come to appreciate Jones the Voice more recently, will turn up to enjoy the feelgood music and shared love of entertaining that Tom Jones always offers. But then, that’s not unusual, either.

It was here Tom first met his own idol, Elvis Presley, and they became good friends right up until Elvis’s death in 1977. Tom also had an internationally successful TV variety show entitled This is Tom Jones which reportedly earned him millions during the three years it ran. At the same time, he toured regularly – a major attraction with his hit records dominating the charts. Over the years, he has changed his musical style as markedly as he has changed his sartorial trademark, in the last decade or so venturing again into gospel music. He has also recorded with various famous names including his good friend Robbie Williams. Tom was awarded the OBE in 1999 and in 2006 was knighted by the Queen for his services to music. After receiving the knighthood, he stated: “It is fantastic. It was lovely to see the Queen again. I love seeing the Queen and I have always been a royalist. “She has got a great smile and her whole face lights up when she smiles. I told her I have been in showbusiness 41 years successfully and she said to me that I had given a lot of people a lot of pleasure.” “I come from a coal-mining, working-class background. My father was a coalminer. Today is just tremendous.” While his reputation and undoubted talent have endured, his public profile was given a boost in 2012 when he became a coach on The Voice with, Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue. He mentored the first winner and impressed everyone with his down-to-earth humour and self-deprecating approach. He returned to later series, apart from one season, and established himself there as a knowledgeable and much-loved real celebrity. When his wife Linda died last year after a short battle against cancer, Tom attributed his determination to

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START NOW Beginning decluttering well in advance of putting your property on the market assists in a quick sale and spreads the load over time. “Try 10 minutes a day,” she advises, “little and often. Don’t try a whole room in one go – you’ll end up exhausted and disheartened. Keep in the forefront of your mind your goal of moving into a new home and you’ll be spurred on to continue each day.”


Downsizing & Decluttering THERE comes a time for many of us when we look around at our previously muchloved home and decide the time has come to downsize to something smaller. This may be because your family has left to become independent and the property that once seemed to be bursting at the seams is just too big. It may be that you need to move to more convenient housing because health or financial necessities demand it, or because you would just prefer to look after and maintain a smaller place.

home. In order to sell a property, it needs to be as clear as possible of the life of the previous owner so that a potential-buyer can see where he or she might fit their lifestyle into it. Decluttering your home takes a particular mind-set and genuine determination. In fact, as professional declutterer Amanda Manson of Orderly Office and Home points out: “The thought of what you’re

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Keep track of where everything is. “If your new home has been agreed, assign a number to each room, and pack your belongings in a box numbered accordingly,” says Amanda. “If your new home hasn’t been decided yet, start grouping like items with like. Pack Winter/ Summer clothing together, pictures and ornaments, books and bedding (always spread books across several boxes – your removal men will thank you!). Remember to label everything.”

REALITY CHECK Look at what’s in your home and ask yourself “Do I use it, love it or need it?” If the answer is “no”, is it time to say goodbye? Amanda suggests that clothing you haven’t worn in over a year you might never wear again so out it goes, along with gifts that you’ll never use. Give them to relatives or friends, a local charity, sell them in the local paper or on an auction site or list them online for free collection. Adds Amanda: “Recycle unwanted items where possible, but if unsuitable then it’s a trip to your local rubbish tip or a call to your local council for removal.”

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whether you’ll use certain items like, for example, a lawnmower if you’re going somewhere with a serviced garden or no garden. Is your furniture too big for your new property? Try to imagine the bare minimum you could manage living with, and take it from there. “Often the additional ‘stuff’ we keep with us becomes an emotional weight around our necks,” states Amanda.

A GIFT TO YOUR CHILDREN If your loft has been home to items belonging to children like their earliest artwork, toys and other memories, now is the time to give them back. Explain your reasons, keep what you really can’t bear to part with and ask them to collect what’s left, with a deadline.

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HIDDEN SPACES Don’t just wonder if prospective buyers will look inside your cupboards. They will. If you have fitted wardrobes and sleek kitchen cupboards, buyers will want to know what they can fit into them.

STORE UNTIL YOU MOVE If you have a move date, this makes deciding what to keep out and what to pack away and what can go much easier. Without one, you’ll have to get organised. Box up seasonal items and store them away in a loft, garage or in a storage facility until you move and keep your cupboards, wardrobes and kitchen space for things you use often.

STOP BUYING MORE! If you’re really set on making the move, start paring down any consumables right now, insists Amanda. “Sort through kitchen cupboards and freezer to see what meals you can make with what you already have. Discard out of date items, meal plan and make amends to your shopping list so you’re only buying the item you really need each week. Repeat the process with your bathroom cupboards and toiletries – and avoid the BOGOF temptations as it’s just more stuff to move.”

PAPERWORK AND READING MATERIAL As the years go by, it’s easy to let papers build up. “Sort through your paperwork piles and discard or shred anything that you really don’t need like outdated bills, manuals for items you don’t now have and old magazines,” says Amanda.


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pots of around 5cm (2in) in diameter if you don’t have much room. The ideal container gives each plant at least 10cm (4in) of space on all sides, to allow for roots and over-ground growth. Put a layer of stones into the bottom before adding the soil, or make sure there are a couple of little holes in the bottom to allow for draining. Seeds and cuttings can be planted in containers outside unless otherwise stated. Planting seeds: Unless the specific guidelines tell you otherwise, all you need to do is sprinkle a row of seeds over the top of the container, covering with a light dusting of soil and giving them a good water. As they start to shoot, separate any that are too close together, leaving a gap of at least 2.5cm (1in) between each plantlet.

Plant l Grow l Eat There’s a real joy in growing your own herbs and flowers, in using the fat of your land to add flavour to your cooking. Having spent an entire childhood avoiding anything to do with my parent’s garden, I’ve discovered the pride involved in snipping off a sprig and popping it straight into your pot. And the best thing? It’s really pretty easy. This guide intends to show you how simple it is.

garden centres will work just fine. Fill your boxes almost to the top, plant your seeds or cuttings and give them a really good drenching with water. Once a week, in summer months, it’s worth giving them a capful or two of plant feed, available from the same places as the soil. Containers: The larger your containers, the better, though herbs can survive for shorter times in tiny

Then, after a couple of weeks, discard those that look a bit weedy and meek to leave room for the ones that are flourishing, this time with at least 5cm (2in) of space between each. cuttings: Flowers like lavender and honeysuckle grow best from cuttings rather than seeds. Snip a healthy, nonflowering shoot from an existing plant – you want it to be around 5–10cm (2–4in) long. Keep only one or two pairs of leaves at the tip, dip the bottom in root power and poke the cutting into your container, leaving space around it. Water well and watch it grow. Once it’s about 15cm (6in) high, you should pinch off the top two leaves to encourage it to grow outwards – repeat this every 10 days or so. Plants: The fastest way to success, of course, is to buy plants from the garden centre and replant them. Squeeze them out of the pots they come in and gingerly break up the clump of earth that clings to their roots, taking care not to damage the roots. Place them into your container and pat some soil in around them. Water them well and you’ve got a ready-made garden that you can cook from straight away.

a few notes before you get out your trowel Soil: For herb and window boxes, the multi-use potting soil you buy in massive bags at DIY warehouses and


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tastes: Strongly like onion.

tastes: Fragrant, like aniseed.

tastes: Peppery and sweet.

when to plant: Early spring to midsummer.

when to plant: Spring to late summer.

when to plant: Late spring, starting off inside.

when to pick: After a couple of months it will have grown enough for you to be able to slice off most of the chive, leaving just 2cm (3/4 in) to grow back. Chopping off the edible flower head will encourage more to grow.

when to pick: Late spring until late autumn. Snip off the stalks and pinch the leaves.

when to pick: Until late September, removing the leaves from growing stalks.

how to plant: Start growing the chives inside, sprinkling the seeds in a row and then barely covering with soil. Water them well and move them outside once they’re 5–6cm (2–2 ½ in) tall – you can carefully dig them up and transplant them to another container if you like, spacing them about 15cm (6in) apart. Although they might disappear in the winter, they are still alive – you can leave them outside and they will grow back again in the spring. plant it with: Chives tend to grow pretty tall, so plant them with squat, equally reedy herbs like dill and thyme. works particularly well with: Beetroot, chicken, haddock, goat’s cheese, parsnip, potatoes, sour cream. substitute it with: Basil, oregano, winter savory.

how to plant: Tarragon is one of the easiest herbs to look after – it is hardy and doesn’t need much care. It likes a bit of shade, so choose a spot that gets some light but also some respite from the sun. Plant the seeds in shallow dips in the soil, cover with a light dusting of earth and water frequently, making sure the seeds doesn’t dry out. Thin the plants out so that there is 10cm (4in) between each one. Either let it die off in the winter, or bring it indoors where it will live happily on a sunny windowsill. plant it with: Chervil, coriander and chive. works particularly well with: Chicken, lemon, green peppers, mushrooms, potatoes. substitute it with: Oregano, lemon balm, chervil. can be eaten: Raw, roasted or in sauces.

how to plant: Plant the seeds sparingly in small pots and cover with a very fine layer of soil; water well. Leave on a sunny windowsill. After about 5 weeks, move them outside, thinning the plants out until they are about 20cm (8in) apart. Basil needs sunshine and small amounts of water often, and will perk up quickly if it dries out a little. Pinch out the top leaves to stop it from growing too tall. plant it with: Mint, rosemary and thyme for a very fragrant box. works particularly well with: Chicken, pasta, Parmesan, salmon, peaches, tomatoes. substitute it with: Mint, lemon balm, oregano. can be eaten: Raw or steamed, although it can turn bitter if it is cooked for too long.

can be eaten: Raw, steamed or cooked in sauces.

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Whole John Dory with clams & courgettes

Also known as Saint Peter’s fish, after the patron saint of fishermen, John Dory is a beautiful fish. This was the first dish I cooked on the show, and no sooner had I finished and walked away to wash my hands than some eager French people huddled around the pan and started to dive in. A vote of confidence, if ever I saw one!

INGREDIENTS SERVES 2 2 courgettes, thickly sliced 2 heritage tomatoes, thickly sliced 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1 x 1kg John Dory, gutted and fins removed 50ml olive oil 375ml dry white wine 15 basil leaves 300g clams, washed handful of flat-leaf parsley leaves sea salt and freshly ground black pepper



Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6. Arrange the courgettes and tomatoes over the base of a roasting tin. Slot the shallot slices in between the courgettes and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Season the John Dory with salt and pepper, place on top of the vegetables and drizzle with half the olive oil. Pour the white wine over and scatter with the basil leaves. Cover tightly with foil and cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Carefully lift the foil and add the clams, then cover again and return to the oven for a further 5 minutes or until the clams open up (discard any that remain closed). Remove from the oven, scatter over the parsley leaves and add a final drizzle of olive oil.

Braised Chicken with Red Wine Vinegar and Tarragon We ate so many lovely braised dishes in France that it was diªcult to choose just a few to go in the book, but this one made the cut: tarragon is such a classic French herb and the red wine vinegar really lifts the sauce. INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 1–2 tablespoons olive oil 1 x 1.25–1.5kg chicken, jointed into 8 portions knob of butter 1 teaspoon tomato purée 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 50ml red wine vinegar 110ml white wine 500ml chicken stock 2 tomatoes, skinned 1 heaped teaspoon Dijon mustard 250ml whipping cream 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the mash 500g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 125ml double cream 125g unsalted butter, softened

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°C/gas mark 4. Heat the olive oil in a large ovenproof frying pan or flameproof casserole over medium to high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and fry to a good golden crisp all over. Remove the chicken from the pan, then tip out the fat, wipe the pan clean, and add the butter. Stir in the tomato purée and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Add the vinegar and reduce until it has all but disappeared. Add the wine and reduce by a third. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer, then return the chicken to the pan, cover with a lid and transfer to the oven. Cook for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Meanwhile, quarter the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds. Cut the tomato flesh into small dice and set aside.

To make the mash, cook the potatoes in a saucepan of lightly salted water for 15 minutes until tender. Drain and pass through a potato ricer back into the saucepan and stir over low heat to dry out. Gently warm the cream in a small saucepan until just boiling, then remove from the heat. Gradually beat a little butter and then a little of the cream into the mash. Keep adding and beating until the potato is soft and creamy, then season with salt and pepper to taste Remove the pan from the oven, lift out the chicken pieces and keep warm while you finish the sauce. Strain the sauce through a sieve into a clean saucepan and bring back to the boil. Whisk in the mustard and cream, then simmer to reduce and thicken slightly. Check the seasoning, then add the diced tomato and tarragon. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve with the mash.


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Strines Inn

Crêpes Suzette I’ll never forget cooking this dish on location: it was 34 degrees in the shade, and we were under a beautiful tree by a swimming pool overlooking Saint-Tropez. The other thing I should mention is that the person I was cooking it for was my great friend and three-star Michelin chef, Michel Roux Snr… We were at his house. No pressure, then. INGREDIENTS SERVES 2 For the crêpes 250g plain flour 2 eggs 2 teaspoons melted butter, plus extra for cooking 600ml milk


espite being within Sheffield's border, the Strines Inn could be a world away. Nestled amongst breathtaking moorland scenery, it is one of the local landmarks in the Peak District National Park.

Originally a manor house, it was built in 1275 for the Worrall family, although most of the present day structure is 16th Century. After becoming an Inn in 1771 when John Morton leased the property from the Worrall's, it got its name from an Olde English word meaning the meeting of water, quite appropriate as nowadays it overlooks the Strines Reservoir. In the height of Summer the Inn attracts hundreds of visitors on a daily basis. The glorious sunshine and stunning views perfectly compliment the excellent food and drink available, with many dishes being homemade. The Strines Inn is also famous for its numerous peacocks, the previous Landlord having introduced several pairs twenty years ago, there are now over thirty of them. There is also accommodation available for those people looking to escape for a few days to relax. All rooms have Four poster beds and En-Suite facilities.


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For the sauce 50g butter 3 oranges, 1 zested and all juiced 1 lemon, zested and juiced 3 tablespoons caster sugar 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier 2 tablespoons Cognac

To make the crêpes, whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl to form a smooth batter. Set aside for at least an hour in a cool place. Place a small frying pan over medium heat and add a little butter, then a ladleful of batter and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1–2 minutes until just set, then flip and cook for a further minute until the underneath is lightly browned. Remove the cooked crêpe from the pan and repeat until all of the batter is used – you should end up with four crêpes. Place layers of baking parchment between the cooked crêpes to stop them sticking together. For the sauce, place all the ingredients in a large frying pan and bring to the boil, gently shaking the pan to ignite the alcohol. When the flame dies down, fold the crêpes into quarters and nestle them into the pan of sauce. Let them warm through for a few minutes, then dish out. JAMES MARTIN’S FRENCH ADVENTURE (Quadrille, £20.00) Photography: Peter Cassidy.

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Buxton Events 11th July

Macbeth (1847) A Buxton Festival production with the Buxton Festival Chorus and The NCO Festival OrchestraFollowing his victory in a civil war, the general Macbeth is feted with magical predictions that set he and his wife on a murderous path to destiny as they descend into madness and tyranny. Buxton Opera House, Buxton


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Jeremy Paxman To be ‘Paxoed’, a new verb added to the English language inspired by Britain’s most controversial and combative interviewer. Peter Hennessy talks to Jeremy Paxman, the unforgiving star of BBC Newsnight, supreme inquisitor who delights in skewering public figures with his relentless grilling. From John Major to Theresa May, Tony Blair to Ed Miliband, few have escaped. Forthright and uncompromising, he talks about the principles that have governed his professional life, the inner workings of the BBC. Gardens Marquee, Buxton

Francis Matthews, whose 2016 production of Tamerlano was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award, returns to Buxton to direct Britten’s sparkling comedy of smalltown life, conducted by Justin Doyle. Buxton Opera House, Buxton 16th July

Lucio Silla Libretto by Giovanni de Gamerra. Sung in Italian with English side-titles. A co-production with Buxton Festival and The English Concert. Conductor Laurence Cummings and The English Concert return to Buxton following their triumphant Tamerlano in 2016 (nominated best Opera, Manchester Theatre Awards) with the 16-year-old Mozart’s opera telling the story of a tyrant redeemed by love. Buxton Opera House, Buxton










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Family Funfest Join us as we open the gates to our 25 acre countryside site at Lea Green Centre for a family festival that's not to be missed! Try a range of outdoor activities from a ropes course to climbing, meet some furry friends from Bugs 'n Bones and look... Lea Green Learning and Development Centre, Derbyshire

23rd July

Jolly July Open Day and Fun Dog Show

22nd July

Heritage Trail Treasure Hunt Heritage Trail Treasure Hunt around High Peak Junction. Follow the route of the Audio Trail with our Question and Answer sheets available from the Visitor Centre. High Peak Junction, Lea Bridge, Derbyshire

The Fun Dog Show starts at 12.30 and, as you would guess, has classes for all sorts of dogs. Visit the kennels and cattery, home-made lunches & teas, gifts, books, bric a brac, Dancing Dogs, vintage cars, hedgehogs, tortoises, guinea pigs, rabbits. The Ark, Wyaston Road, Derbyshire

Golf Breaks at England's Oldest Hotel Cavendish Golf Club in Buxton is recognised as one of the finest golf courses in Britain offering a great golfing experience and is just a short work or drive from The Old Hall Hotel. Cavendish was designed and built by renowned golf course architect Dr Alistar MacKenzie in 1925, and is thought by some to be his most accomplished work in the UK and quite possibly the best layout in the world under 6000 yards. It illustrates how skilfully and creatively he blended the layout of the golf course into the surrounding landscape. Buxton

29th July - 30th July

Chesterfield Food & Drink Festival Chesterfield’s first food and drink festival is taking place this summer. To celebrate the huge range of local food and drink companies around Chesterfield, over 40 local companies will showcase and sell their produce on Saturday and Sunday 29th-30th of July at Queens Park, Chesterfield. Queen's Park, Chesterfield


23rd July

The Dead Sea Once grown-up, Louise embarks on a mission to the deep ocean, but on the way tragedy strikes and her life and childhood dreams hang in the balance. Can you help Louise her make her way back to the surface? Join Louise on her immersive journey as she explores the ocean depths. With a mix of light humour, adventure and tragedy; Louise faces plenty of twists and turns as she pursues her dreams below the waves. Derby Theatre

27th July


'The air’s still toxic over there. The ash and sulphur. I’m a bit pissed off to be honest.' Boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl. Girl takes in the survivor of a natural disaster. A play about grief, survival and the pressures of living. the waves. Derby Theatre

27th July

The Rotunda Theatre Buxton’s New Pop up theatre

Buxton Fringe Season 5 - 21 July 2017

The Unknown Soldier


I Found My Horn

Working With Pinter

The Blue Road The forest. The wake of an unnamed crisis. A group of young people work to make sense of what happened, what it means, and what they will do now. The Blue Road is an exhilarating new play by acclaimed writer Laura Lomas, exploring memory, loss, living in the aftermath and our capacity to begin again. Derby Theatre

sat 5th & sun 6th august 10am-5pm

Hancock’s Half Hour

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

The Empress And Me

Taking Flight Showcase

Richard Pulsford

Mrs Roosevelt Flies To London

Call Mr. Robeson


PEAK shopping VILLAGE summer fair! Join us for a weekend filled with swashbuckling shenanigans, cut-throat tomfoolery 5th August - 6th August and pirate-themed variety performances Pirate Invasion ofmusic the and Summer Fair

A weekendEnjoy of swahbuckling shenanigans, throat a selection of great Marketcut Stalls tomfoolery and pirate themed music and variety Fancy dress welcomed, photo opportunities and performances. Market Stalls, street food and treasure hunt a treasure hunt with prizes! too! Peak Shopping Village

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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OUT AND ABOUT 12th September

Reasons To Be Cheerful

1st September

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars: The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook

Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale, which always leaves audiences shouting for more. Featuring Ian Dury and the Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick, this acclaimed show will fill Derby Theatre with raucous glee. Derby Theatre

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world-class live jazz, narration and rare archive images, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the stage to celebrate The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook. Since it’s humble beginnings as a basement music bar where musicians would jam, through to the internationally acclaimed music venue it is today, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club has showcased the music of some of the world’s greatest and most influential artists. Hosting landmark performances from the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Michael Bublé – and not forgetting surprise appearances by the likes of Jamie Cullum, Stevie Wonder and Prince! Derby Theatre’s-allstars-ronnie-scott’s-soho-songbook

1st September

3,2,1 BLAST OFF! Take off with Geoffrey Jumper and his silly little friend Mandy as they blast into outerspace! Learn to moonwalk, meet friendly aliens and help Geoffrey Jumper and Mandy get home in time for tea on an interactive and epic journey through space. Derby Theatre


23rd September

Drag Me To Love An autobiographical three person show combining drag performance with theatrical storytelling, all set against a backdrop of pop anthems and glitter. We will laugh. We will cry. We will sing and we will dance. You are bound to fall, as we drag you to love. Derby Theatre

16th September

Left Of Me

The ‘Esteemed Doctors’ Howlett and Clarke have finally been persuaded to share their latest findings with us. Except for when they don’t. The evening’s lecture is a vaguely scientific examination of the human response to trauma, and how this may affect individuals and society as a whole. Except for when it doesn’t. Derby Theatre

20th September

The Suitcase

Based on a true story, The Suitcase, has been nominated in the New Director category in the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards for The Rosalie van der Gucht Prize. Director James Ngcobo saw enormous theatrical potential in this poignant and emotive story and so adapted it for stage. Derby Theatre

6th October

Freeman Inspired by the true story of William Freeman, a black slave who was put on trial in 19th century New York, and the first case to raise ‘insanity’ as a defence. Exploring the relationships between people of colour, the criminal justice systems and mental health, the show spans from segregation in 1846 America to the death of Sarah Reed in a UK prison in 2016. Derby Theatre

A Derby Theatre Production


by Neil Bartlett

Friday 29 September – Saturday 21 October

For tickets call 01332 593939 or visit WWW.50PLUSMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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Dentures Need Regular Servicing Dentures are in constant use almost 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are also in a pretty hostile environment in the mouth, being attacked by strong acid, bacteria, hot, cold and spicy food. Denture material absorbs liquids and food odour. Daily cleaning is essential as well as professional ultrasonic cleaning in a dental laboratory at least once a year. Due to constant bone resorption


dentures will become loose sooner or later. Loose dentures will increase damage to the gums and bone structure, and increase the risk of breakage. Have them re-lined as soon as possible to get a good fit. It only takes a day or two. Have your dentures inspected by a Clinical Dental Technician at least every two years, or more frequently if necessary.

Your Dentures need Attention 1. When they become loose. 2. When teeth or denture base discolours. 3. When tooth surfaces become flat. 4. When denture base does not fit around natural teeth (in partial dentures). 5. When you develop deep lines around your mouth.

6. When your chin sticks out, and the corners of your lips are constantly wet, developing sores. 7. When you stop smiling and feel embarrassed.

My Dentures have become loose! This is easily remedied by a procedure know as Re-lining. A new layer of Denture base is added to your existing Denture, improving the fit and restoring confidence.

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This type of Denture is constructed in conjunction with the Dental Implant Surgeon. This is a very good procedure when the patient has limited control and retention of their Dentures. The finished Dentures ‘click’ into position offering the ultimate in Denture Retention.

Should I have a spare set of Dentures made? Yes, it is very important to have a spare set of dentures for emergencies in case of breakage.

Constructing a Good Set of Dentures Constructing a functional and aesthetically pleasing set of dentures is the most difficult task in dentistry. We are not only replacing lost teeth, but also lost tissue matter and bone. In other words, we have to re-create your facial features as they were before the loss of your natural teeth. In most cases we do not know what your teeth looked like, what size they were or what position they were in originally. We have a few indications but mostly we have to rely on our visual and artistic judgement. At the same time we have to use our technical expertise in order to make the denture stable and functional. Denture construction is more art than science.

It is this qualification that allows the clinicians at Christ Wright Denture Clinics to be able to be registered and regulated with the General Dental Council (the official body for protecting the public with regards to dentistry) and carry indemnity insurance. It is this qualification, which means that only Dentists and Clinical Dental Technicians are the only Dental Professionals permitted to supply dentures direst to the public. A dental technician is not qualified to supply a denture directly to the public. However, despite this being an act of Mal practice many technicians will still practice illegally without informing the patient that they are not qualified. If you are unsure if your denture provider is qualified; ask them for their GDC registration number, then contact the GDC to see if they are registered not just as a dental technician but as a CDT.

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It is illegal for anyone who is not a GDC registered Dentist or Clinical Dental Technician to make a dental appliance directly to the public. This includes dentures or tooth whitening. Anyone providing these services should be reported to the General Dental Council or Trading Standards as they are practicing dentistry without the appropriate qualifications or indemnity insurance.

A Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) is a qualified dental technician that has under gone further Education and Training in areas such as Medical Emergencies Cross Infection Control and Oral Pathology



What is a Clinical Dental Technician?


Chris Wright Denture Clinics can offer all aspects of denture care including;

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How to best support those suffering with Dementia and their families 1. When dealing with Dementia, it’s often easy to focus on the illness and lose sight of the individual. Whenever you see the person with Dementia treat them with respect and dignity to help them feel confident and valued, however advanced their Dementia may be. 2. Equally, it is important to communicate in a clear and reassuring way to help the Dementia sufferer feel at ease. Even if the person doesn’t understand what you’re saying they may pick up on non-verbal communication, so ensure your tone is warm and that your body language is open and friendly to avoid unintentionally coming across as stressed or irritated. 3. Let the sufferer and their family know you are there for them by making sure


you stay in touch. Arrange regular meetups or just pop round for a cup of tea and a chat – even a quick text or phone call to let the family know you’re thinking of them can make a huge difference. 4. Find out as much as you can about Dementia and how it is affecting the particular person involved. That way when you talk to family and friends about it, you are in the best position to be understanding and offer the right kind of support. 5. Be a good listener – those supporting the person suffering with Dementia often need someone to talk through things with, so ask thoughtful questions and listen carefully, and give them time to explore their feelings freely without judgment.

6. Offer to help out with little things. Families living with Dementia will undeniably feel the stresses of everyday life to an even greater extent and have less time, so give practical support by helping with their weekly shop, or offering to do the school run. 7. Organise a treat or outing to include the person with Dementia. Think of an appropriate activity for everyone to do together, such as a walk in the park or a trip to the seaside, and give everybody a fun day out. 8. Offer practical tips for how to make life easier for the Dementia sufferer. Small suggestions like placing useful telephone numbers by the phone or labelling cupboards and drawers can make a huge difference to daily life.

9. Give the carer or family member a break – suggest a treat such as a spa weekend or theatre trip, or even just take them out for dinner or coffee as a welcome break from their everyday routine. 10. Appreciate that supporting a relative with Dementia will be hard for the whole family, and will mean changes and disruptions to everyday life. Children in particular may be more affected emotionally, so offer them a chance to express their feelings and talk things through, and don’t be surprised by small changes in behaviour such as them becoming frustrated or anxious. By Dr Lynda Shaw Cognitive Neuroscientist and Business Improvement Strategist.

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Day Care All our homes offer a day care service. This includes transport if required, meals, entertainment and a bath or shower as an optional extra. Why not choose a day when some live entertainment has been arranged. Respite Care You can book a room for a few days, weeks or a rolling basis to suit you. This kind of care is useful for holidays or if you need a break. Respite care could be used to try a home before coming for long term care. Residential Residential is for residents requiring minimal assistance, up to full assistance with activities of daily living and requiring only minimal assistance from district nurses or outside professionals. Nursing Nursing includes residents requiring minimal registered nurse input, up to those with high needs for registered nursing care. Homes providing this care have specialist equipment required for the extra care needed.

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Dementia Extra care units provide a safe and secure environment for those residents with all forms of dementia. The units are kept small with only twelve residents, allowing the very best care from our specialist staff. Younger Disabled Care for under 65’s who require 24hr care. This includes residential, nursing and dementia care. Our King William home is our specialist in this case category, however our other homes can also provide accommodation.


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We believe that moving into care should be a change of life, not life changing

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Derbyshire & High Peak Issue 46  

Local magazine for the over 50s, includes leisure, holidays, recipes, health

Derbyshire & High Peak Issue 46  

Local magazine for the over 50s, includes leisure, holidays, recipes, health