Knocklyon Issue 24: July / August 2009
Local Man’s 4Peaks4Life Challenge Local Crèche & Montessori School Special
Bargain Hunting for Your Summer Wardrobe
Keep Your Laptop Happy! Plus local News & eveNts, tarot-scoPes, reciPes aNd much more!
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Celebrate ‘Fête Nationale’ - Bastille Day with
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Red: Mitchells Claret; Mitchells Bordeaux
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Buy any French wines in Mitchells Grange Road in July ‘09 and you will be entered into our FREE Draw to WIN Dinner for 4 in Dax, the Award Winning French Restaurant!
Do You Enjoy Good Food and Wine?
Join us on Bastille Day for dinner in Dax on 14th July ‘09 at 8pm. Enjoy a sumptuous Gallic dinner prepared by top chef…Conor Dempsey. Aperitif served on arrival. Fine French wines will be served at each course, direct from Vignobles Lorgeril in the South of France. M. Frank Flugge, export director of Vignobles Lorgeril will be on hand to talk about the wines at the beginning of each course.
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Contents About Style -
About Local Schools -
Bargain Hunting - Your Summer Wardrobe!.6
Montessori & Crèche ............................23-25
About Recipe -
About - Local Summer Camps..............26-29
Tomato & Basil Focaccia .............................10
About Local Business -
About Legal Matters -
Taking Tea at the Marlay.............................30
Effective Debt Collection.............................12
About Local Events - Knocklyon News 34-36
About Computers -
Gerry Walker’s 4 Peaks for Life Challenge ...14
Keep Your Laptop Happy............................38
About Crossword - Fun in the Sun! ............16
About Word search -
About Local Business - A2Z Taxis ................19
Holiday Destinations ...................................40
About Gardening -
Tarot-scopes for July by Mags .....................44
Round The Garden in July...........................20
Welcome to the July / August issue of About Knocklyon School’s out, exams are over and there is even a little sunshine about! So, I am looking forward to weeks ahead and may even put away my winter woolies! Conscious of people’s budget, Personal Stylist Janice Coyne has some great advice on Bargain Hunting, if you are planning a bit of shopping for your Summer Wardrobe (pg 6). Staying with the fiscal theme, Dillon Solicitors has top tips on How to Effectively Manage Debt Collection (pg 12) and how to avoid bad debt in the first place. Our Highlighting feature is on the fundraising efforts of double lung transplant recipient, local resident Gerry Walker. Gerry is looking for your support for his 4Peaks4Life.ie Challenge. Find out how you can help on pg 14. Hate to say it, but it won’t be long before September comes along, so now is the time to book your child’s pre-school place for September ‘09. In this issue you can check out our 4-page special on local Crèche and Montessori Schools, to assist you make the right choice (pgs 23-25). Well, I’m off on a well earned break (true!). The next issues are About Dundrum & About Rathfarnham (Sept/Oct issues). So, it will be October before you receive your next Knocklyon issue. Until then, don’t forget to wear sunscreen, enjoy the change of pace and keep supporting local business!
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Bargain Hunting For Your Summer Wardrobe by Janice Coyne, Style Consultant With the shops awash with special offers and the (early) start of the summer sales, I was reflecting on the wisdom of impulse shopping and bargain buying. When is a bargain not a bargain? When the garment is hanging in your wardrobe months later still with the tag on! With clothes shopping, as with any other purchases and especially in these cost conscious times, it is a good idea to pause before purchasing and consider how wearable the item is - how to decide? Cost per wear is a good way of determining whether something was a good buy or not. The outfits bought for special occasions such as the debs or a wedding are often in the category of worn once. The cost per wear for those garments is high unless another event allows for them to be worn and enjoyed again. By contrast, the new coat or dress that stretches the budget and has you pausing on your way to the till, may, if worn regularly, prove to be an inexpensive buy in the long run. The little cheap and cheerful tops and t-shirts that didn't cost much to start with but which don't survive more than 3 washes are probably relatively expensive if they have to be replaced regularly. Making a judgement on the quality and life expectancy of an article is part of our decision making process and our conclusion will probably vary depending on what's being bought. A useful question to ask yourself when holding a to die for dress, coat, jacket, etc. is - how many other items in my wardrobe can I wear this with? The ideal should be 4 or 5, to allow maximum mixing and matching with your existing wardrobe and to extend the option for putting outfits together. The ratio for tops to bottoms is 1:4. That is, for every skirt or pair of trousers on your bottom half, you 6 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON
should have 4 tops, t-shirts or blouses to wear with it. Sound like a lot? Think of the number of t-shirts that you can probably throw on with your favourite jeans and you see the principle in operation. If you extend this principle to the rest of your wardrobe you see quite clearly what's missing that could be preventing you from getting the maximum wear out of your existing clothes. Sound complicated? Help is at hand. I specialise in assessing your personal style, taking into account your body shape, lifestyle and colour analysis. Wardrobe de-cluttering, where we identify new outfits from existing garments and personal shopping for the missing links are all part of the services. Getting the full use out of your wardrobe is my aim. Happy bargain hunting ladies!
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Tomato and Basil Focaccia This recipe is taken from Tana Ramsay’s book, Tana Ramsays Real Family Food. The mum of four focuses all her recipes on family eating, where everyone from the family can get involved. So happy cooking, and of course eating! FOR THE DOUGH: 250ml/9fl oz water 3 tbsp olive oil 1_ tsp Maldon sea salt 400g/14oz white bread flour 2 _ tsp dried yeast 6 ice cubes FOR THE TOPPING 10 cherry tomatoes, halved Large handful of basil leaves, torn 25g/1oz grated Parmesan Olive oil for drizzling Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Makes: 12 pieces Prep time: 60 minutes (45 minutes for resting the dough) Cooking time: 25 minutes
Method Place all the ingredients for the dough into a bowl and mix together (use a mixer with a dough hook if possible). When it is in a nice dough ball, knead on a lightly floured surface for approximately 5 minutes. Use the heel of one hand to push the dough away from you, simultaneously using the other hand to bring the dough back to the starting position. Place the dough in a greased mixing bowl and leave to rise in a warm place for approximately 45 minutes, until it is doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 190¡C/375¡F/GM5. Lightly grease a 33 x 23cm (13 x 9 inch) baking tin. Knead the dough on a floured surface, adding half the tomatoes and half of the torn basil leaves. Knead to mix through evenly. Place the dough into the baking tin, stretch it over the 10 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON
bottom and even it out. Using your fingers, dimple the top of the dough. Top with the remaining basil and tomatoes, pushing them a little into the dough. Sprinkle over the Parmesan cheese. Drizzle over the olive oil, letting it make pools in the finger dents. Sprinkle over some Maldon sea salt and ground black pepper. Place in the bottom third of the oven. Put 6 ice cubes in the bottom of the oven to create some steam, and leave to bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove and slice into 12 pieces.
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ABOUT LOCAL BUSINESS
Effective Debt Collection - A Must in Today’s Environment by Pauline Horkan, Dillon Solicitors
The following are a list of 10 tips to follow to help you collect your debts: 1. Check your terms and conditions of business. 2. Make sure you confirm an order for a supply of goods / services in writing. You should send a sales order form which should incorporate your terms of business (usually on the back of the form). When a solicitor is instructed on debt collection matters they will seek evidence of the “contract” i.e. order form, invoices etc. 3. Make sure you know who you are doing business with i.e. is it a Company or an individual. Get details of the correct address. 4. If you are dealing with a Company try and get a personal guarantee, in writing, from a Director. This may not always be possible. 5. Review your credit control system. Are you sending regular reminders? 6. Make it clear that you cannot continue to do business with a creditor until some / all of the existing debts are paid. It is worth noting that since the introduction of the Late Payments in Commercial Transaction Regulations in 2002, penalty interest applies if payments for commercial transactions are not met within 30 days, unless the agreement between the parties specifies otherwise. 7. Check out the creditworthiness of a new customer. A simple, inexpensive way to vet Companies is by checking their status on the Companies Registration Office website regularly and not only when the Company first purchases goods. If you require more up-to-date information you can carry out a full Company search. We can assist you in this. 8. As soon as it becomes clear that the debt is unlikely to be paid i.e. calls not being returned, then instruct a solicitor to issue a 10 day demand letter. 9. Don’t instruct your solicitor to write a demand letter unless you are prepared to proceed with Court proceedings immediately. If you do issue proceedings it will show you are taking the matter seriously and are not going away. 12 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON
10. Once judgement is obtained it may be enforced in a variety of ways. In some instances it may be enforced by a sheriff who may seize goods of the debtor. Alternatively, a judgement against a property owned by the debtor can be registered which means that if the debtor wishes to sell the property you must be repaid before they can do so. We have set up a customised Debt Collection Department in our office which uses a unique “case steps” process to ensure that all cases are managed proactively and efficiently. If you have any debt collection matters that we might be able to help you with do not hesitate to contact Pauline Horkan or Barbara Sherry on 01-2960666 or email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
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Highlighting – Local Man’s 4Peak’s Life Challenge Gerry and his wife Margaret at the peak of Carrantuohill.
Local man Gerry Walker climbed Carrantuohill on 30th May only 10 months after having a double lung transplant. The transplant took place in the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. Carrantuohill marked the first of 4 peaks in Gerry’s 4Peaks4Life challenge. Gerry will also climb the highest mountains in Wales, Scotland and England over five days from the 23rd to the 28th July. Gerry was born with Cystic Fibrosis. As a child Gerry’s Cystic fibrosis was mild and up to his mid thirties was leading and active life but by the age of 40 the disease was affecting his everyday life. IV antibiotic courses became more frequent and of longer duration. He became more dependent on oxygen and spent longer periods of time in hospital. Before his transplant, he was using oxygen for more than 16 hours a day. This time last year Gerry was unable to climb the stairs without getting completely breathless. Gerry started struggling to complete basic tasks and hold down his job as a Census Statistician. The day he got the call from the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle is a day that Gerry describes as the day he got his life back, with the double lung transplant he had been waiting for transforming his life completely. Gerry is climbing Carrantuohill, Snowdon, 14 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON
Ben Nevis and Scaffell Pike before the 29th July, the anniversary of his transplant and his 20th wedding anniversary, as a tribute to his life saving donor. Gerry will place a rock originating from each of the 4 peaks back at each summit with an engraving “Remember Martin an unknown friend who donated his lungs allowing me to climb Carrantuohill after a long exile”. After the transplant Gerry says he needed to give something back and create chances for others waiting for life saving operations. Gerry realises he is a lucky man as a lot of patients are dying while waiting for that life saving call. If you become a multi-organ donor your heart and two lungs could save three lives, your two kidneys and liver could save another three lives. Gerry successfully climbed Carrantuohill via Brother O’Shea's Gully on 30th May. The climb, taking ten hours, was a long tough day for Gerry but he felt a great sense of achievement on reaching the top of the highest mountain in Ireland once again. 4Peaks4Life is raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland and the Freeman Cardio Centre Transplant Fund. Please donate on line at www.4Peaks4Life.ie, where you can also sign up as an organ donor. You can email Gerry at email@example.com or call him on 087 654 3798.
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Crossword - Fun in the Sun Theme
Across 1. Bikinis and trunks when going into water sounds appropriate (7,5) 8. Garment for scuba diver not taken to dry cleaners (7) 9. Puts on when one gets into fruit (7) 11. Go without a fixed direction said Cockney with a girl (7) 12. Ship without a paddle has a clam on board (7) 13. Tube used at the beach to keep endless sinners afloat (5) 14. Damn I slur when drinking too much of this potent liquor (6,3) 16. Yes lass for example has artificial lookers (5,4) 19. Secret agent in command has something a little hot in food (5) 21. Trips away when cricketers have completed turn at bat? (7) 23. Shell fish used to create curved edges (7) 24. Concerning uncle about to go to Swiss city (7) 25. Heavenly guide at the treetop (2,5) 26. Go insane when the temp learnt ad was redesigned for administrative section (12) Down 1. You're on the right track to reach 16 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON
the coast this way (2,5) 2. Storm that is accompanied with a strike of sorts (7) 3. Express service for 1d from London to Manchester perhaps (9) 4. Spill the beans on the lawn (5) 5. With me up ten becomes a larger but unspecified number (7) 6. Looking fitter garden tool drops South first (7) 7. Lido is an ideal location for displaying 1a (8,4) 10. Resupply camp with a source for rough cider (7,5)
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Are you - Involved in sports/teams - Preparing for the marathon - Suffering from aches and pains - Looking for relief from minor muscle strain - Feeling restless and have difficulty sleeping - In need of relaxation from the pressures of everyday life Why not book a massage to - Relax tight muscles - Reduce recovery time between athletic events - Promote healing through increased circulation - Provide restorative measure for injuries - Reduce stress and tension - Aid lymphatic drainage and removal of toxins Availability Monday - Friday (9am - 9pm) Price 60 minutes 60 Euros Swedish Massage (Full Body) or Specific areas targeted Contact Aileen Connell on 085 1272373 for an appointment Member of the Irish Association of Physical Therapists Member of the Irish Massage Therapists Association TO ADVERTISE TELEPHONE 49 9 3022
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Getting From A to Z! Local taxi company A2Z taxis launched in November 2008 with a simple idea of offering a clean, friendly and reliable local taxi service and where drivers are treated professionally. The company has three local residents at the helm, David Murphy (Dundrum), Frank McCauley and Michael Duffy (Rathfarnham). A2Z serves the residents and businesses of Dundrum, Sandyford, Cherrywood, Rathfarnham, Harold’s Cross, Sandymount, Walkinstown, Tallaght and everywhere in between. David Murphy, their Sales and Marketing Director, told me “We don’t wish to be the biggest taxi company in Dublin, we’re just happy to be the best!” An aspiration all companies strive to achieve. “We’re more like a family than a corporation”, David’s partner Frank explained. “That’s a message that clearly resonates with customers”. He went on to say “Even in the current economic climate, we are seeing tremendous growth. At times
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Dave Murphy, Sales & Marketing Director it’s hard to keep up with ˙demand, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. However,we have an experienced base staff and a voice operated radio system. This ensures that we keep the phones answered and a fleet of drivers off the ranks.” So what does the future hold for A2Z? David said “We’d like to be the premier taxi company on the Southside and with a memorable 4 900 900 number, a loyal customer base, a great group of drivers and smart marketing; we’ll get there sooner rather than later”.Taxi anyone?
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Round the Garden in July by Tom Percy
Maintenance is key this month, but it still isn’t too late to introduce new bedding plants for fresh colour in your garden. Here are some other key jobs for the month of July
pruning can encourage a second flowering late in the season.
Mow the lawn at least once a week and feed it if not done already.
Containers and Baskets: pinch out the growing tips to encourage plants to produce bushy even growth and more flowers.
Patios look great with plenty of colourful tubs and pots—but remember, the more pots the more watering and deadheading needed! July is an ideal month in which to take cuttings. Check that birds and cats aren’t getting into the greenhouse whilst open during the day—use netting if necessary. Cut down early flowering perennials: early
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ABOUT HYPNOTHERAPY, COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Talking Therapy with Ian Espstein Dip Hyp, Ad. Hyp, BSYA (CUR Hyp), MASC (P.Th.) Many people have heard the words ‘Hypnotherapy’, ‘Counselling’ and ‘Psychotherapy’, but what do they mean? We asked local therapist Ian Epstein to explain a little about the therapies he offers his clients. Suggestion Therapy: This type of therapy is used for simple problems such as Smoking, Relaxation, Weight Loss, Pre-Exam Nerves, Confidence. It normally requires two or three sessions. Analytical Therapy: This is used to discover the root cause of deeper emotional problems. This type of therapy requires a minimum of eight sessions. Counselling & Psychotherapy: This therapy will engage the client in conversation or activity aimed at trying to uncover the repressed material. Hypnosis: Hypnosis is a state of guided relaxation. In this state of heightened awareness, positive suggestions easily and naturally achieve positive goals.
by Fiona Tuomey It is a natural state and is non-addictive. It is one of the safest forms of therapy. You remain awake throughout. Most people say "it did not work as I heard everything and I could have opened my eyes at any time but did not bother". There is no one feeling to describe being hypnotised, but you will feel mentally and physically relaxed and enjoy your own personal experience on this inner adventure. Hypnosis is not ‘sleep’. Your body is very relaxed but you remain aware. You cannot be asked to do something against your will. In fact you would come out of the hypnotic state immediately if any such action was suggested to you. Hypnotherapy is not just for those who are suffering from problems. Everyday upsets and worries can be debilitating and eventually can cause stress. Hypnotherapy can be a very useful tool in helping you to handle this. Hypnotherapy can also be used with children. Problems that are caught at an early stage can prevent a lifetime of anxiety and worry. You can contact Ian Epstein in confidence on 296 0611 and your first session is free of charge.
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Local Montessori, Creche and Playschool Special Many parents with children aged between 2 to 5 years will be thinking about a place for their child in a local playschool, crĂ¨che or montessori school this September. Remember, space is limited in all schools, due to strict regulations, so do make your enquires sooner rather than later. You can also get more information on all matter relating to pre-school education, including the Early Childhood Care & Education Scheme (due to come in force in Jan 2010), on www.omc.gov.ie; www.childcare.ie and www.rollercoaster.ie
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Local Montessori, Creche and Playschool Special Chuckleberries- Crèche and Montessori Since 1999 Chuckleberries Cèche and
placements are by word of mouth and
Montessori have been providing quality
bookings include crèche, playschool,
childcare in Knocklyon. But childcare has to
montessori, after school care and summer
be based on more that quality and
camps. Chuckleberries were among the first
Company Director Barbara Thornberry says
crèches to become Centres of Excellence
“that it's because of parents trust in us
with NCNA and one to be Certified by St
caring for their children, that we've been in
Nicholas Montessori Society. Our new
business for the last 10 years in Knocklyon”
centre in Dal Riada Knocklyon will be
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For more information call 495 1045
Young Days Montessori School Young Days was opened in September 2008. It is a small “home to home” setting with a secure outdoor play area. We are registered with the HSE, NCNA approved and eligible for the new ECCE scheme. Staff are fully qualified Montessori teachers with experience and trained in first aid. All children have a right to a stimulating and challenging environment. We provide this as there is a fully equipped Montessori classroom but also through structured play. Please do not hesitate to contact Suzanne on 087 4161140 for more information. 24 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON
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