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Sandyford ISSUE 02: October - November 2010

ABOUT HALLOWEEN Lots of fun Halloween Tips

ABOUT COMPUTERS Take care of your Home PC and beware of Cyber Scams

ABOUT EYECARE Looking after your eye health

ABOUT THE HOME Home make-over tip for Autumn

ABOUT COMPETITIONS Network Taxis Crossword Competition The Popular WordsearchCompetition And one for the Kids at Halloween Win an Aquarium for the Little Devil’s PLUS Local News & Events, Tarot-Scopes, Recipes and much more!


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Contents About Health ............................................................................6

Sandyford Soundings ............................................................ 26

About Eyecare ........................................................................ 8

About Education .................................................................... 28

About Halloween .................................................................. 10

Highlighting .......................................................................... 34

About Recipe ........................................................................ 12

About Kids Puzzle and Competition .................................... 36

About the Garden ................................................................ 14

Pet Care at Halloween .......................................................... 38

About Crossword .................................................................. 16

October Fun at Giddy Studio’s .............................................. 38

About Computers .................................................................. 18

About Wordsearch ................................................................ 40

About Motoring .................................................................... 20

About the Family .................................................................. 42

About Quiz Page .................................................................. 22

About Tarot - Your Tarotscopes for October ............................44

About your Home .................................................................. 24

Index - In a hurry, find it here, quick. ........................................46

Welcome to the October/November issue of About Sandyford Hello again and welcome to your new About Magazine and can I take this opportunity to thank all of you who have been in touch, your feed-back is as always very welcome. In this month’s edition, again we have a great deal of interesting editorial on a diverse range of subjects, first of all I’m sure all of the little ones you know are still deciding on which hideous creature they shall be scaring the “b’jaysus” out of us with this year. We have some useful hints and tips to get us through the end of the month and make, what is one of my favourite times of the year, a little easier.

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Does your home need a freshen up before Christmas, well now is the time to set the wheels of change in motion before times runs out, we know how quickly it creeps up when you get close to Halloween. We have a very informative piece from Paula Nolan-Keogh to help you out with any colouring issues you might have. We also have a very important story on maintaining the health of your eyes something that most of us neglect, we highlight some local groups and charities and we are always looking for more information on anything you think might be important to get out into your local area, please if you know of any charities or community groups that could benefit by having their cause highlighted please get in touch. It’s what About Magazines are all about. We have our usual competitions and I must say that the popularity of the Wordsearch competition is nothing short of incredible. This month we see a new competition for the little ones and we would hope to carry this on, certainly up to Christmas. Is your local trying to raise much needed funds and with a stinging budget on the way they may need to, well a local Terenure Company have a simple but effective way of doing so by Personalised Calendars for schools, so look out for that. Well, I hope you enjoy this month’s edition and please feel free to send any interesting stories you might have about your area into us here by email and we will try to have it covered for you.

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Lose weight and feel great Have you been gaining weight over the last few years? Do you find it increasingly difficult to lose weight? Do you crave particular foods? Do you feel tired all the time? Have you been yo-yo dieting? If the answer to any of above is yes then your blood sugar is probably out of balance. Keeping your blood sugar stable is the secret to losing weight. You may be familiar with the Glycaemic Index (GI) of foods; however the Glycaemic Load (GL) is a better way of gauging the effect of foods on your blood sugar levels, and thus your energy, wellbeing and weight. GL is a measure of the quantity and quality of carbohydrate in any given food. It shows us the effect each type of food has on our blood sugar. Foods with a high GL rating encourage the body to "store" fat. Foods with a low GL rating encourage the body to "burn" fat. You might be amazed by some of the foods that have a high GL rating. Cornflakes have a very high GL whilst ice cream and peanuts do not! Your body is designed to burn glucose for energy. Carbohydrates such as grains (bread, pasta, rice) and fruits are broken down into glucose in the body. But in today’s typical western diet, the wrong types of carbohydrates are consumed excessively resulting in too much blood glucose. The excess is stored as fat leaving the body craving even more food to meet its energy requirements. When this happens the body has lost blood sugar control and weight gain becomes inevitable. If your blood glucose levels are even, you'll have a steady supply of energy and a healthy but balanced appetite. But, if your blood sugar levels are too high, you'll lay down fat and if they are too low, you'll feel tired and lethargic. Balance is key. So, the best way to lose weight is to regain blood sugar control which heralds the return of your body's ability to burn fat. How to balance your blood sugar • Avoid sugar and stimulants (coffee, tea, alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes) • Eat a low Glycaemic load diet. • Eat protein with carbohydrates • Drink plenty of water • Exercise every day. Vanessa Kelly, Nutritional Therapist Dip.N.Th. M.N.T.O.I Stepaside Medical, 3 The Village, Stepaside, Dublin 18 Phone 2942988 - 087 6786623

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Emotional Eating by Suzanne Horgan What is Emotional Eating? Emotional Eating occurs when an individual uses behavior with food to change or manage their feelings. In many cases the person does not know how or what they are feeling, what they do know is they can feel tension in their body and this tension will cease once they eat. Emotional Eaters tend to … • Be confused about how they feel • Have difficulty naming feelings/managing their feelings • Have difficulty with a specific feeling (often feel fat instead) • • Do not feel entitled to have certain feelings. • Have difficulty expressing feelings Emotional Eaters tend to eat to… • Hide or cope with negative or bad feelings • Bring suppressed feelings to the surface • Feed a hungry heart • Deal with stress (real or perceived), self-abuse, trauma • Deal with Boredom, Anxiety, Loneliness, Fear, loss etc…. The difference between emotional and physical hunger? There are distinct differences between a physical cue for hunger from the body and an emotional cue for hunger. Whereas physical hunger starts in the stomach an emotional hunger will starts in the head or mouth and where the physical is a very gradual the emotional is a sudden and quick craving. A physical hunger will allow you stop when full against the emotional which doesn’t allow you to stop if you feel full at all, then comes the guilt attached after eating. So How Do I deal with my Emotional Eating? As with anything we wish to change, we must first identify and acknowledge the feelings we are eating in response to. The following are some tips on how to deal with emotional eating. 1. Identify the feelings that you are eating in response to by keeping a food diary. Your food diary not only records the food you eat but where you ate it, how hungry you were and what you were feeling before and after you ate. Self-monitoring is the best way to identify feelings which are not being expressed or managed appropriately. 2. After you have identified the feelings you are using food to manage then you can become aware of the triggers that are maintaining your emotional eating examples… It is a person, a situation, a thought, an image, the media, stress, trying on clothes, negative body image, tiredness, etc… 3. Changing emotional eating does not have to involve healing the feeling; instead try to separate the feeling from the eating behavior. Emotional Literacy involves acceptance of our feelings, not liking them sometimes, not being able to make sense of them other times, just accept that we have them. A feeling is a feeling not a fact! 4. Sometimes a person is missing a skill that if developed then the need for emotional eating would subside. These skills can be any of the following… Anxiety Reduction Skills, Communication Skills, Planning Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Stimulus Control Skills (managing food in your environment), Relaxation Skills and Social Skills. Remember it’s not what you’re eating, but what’s eating you!

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ABOUT EYE HEALTH

Eye See You by Jennifer Greene It is worthwhile getting your child’s eyes checked at the optician before they start school. And with slightly older children if you notice they are sitting very close to the TV or holding a book closer than looks comfortable it could be a sign that they already have a problem. Your child or baby doesn’t need to be able to recognise letters or even talk for an accurate sight assessment to be made, so if you have any concerns over your little one’s eyes or sight, make an appointment with your optician for a check-up. It’s said that the eyes are the windows to your soul,

Some self-help tips for keeping your eyes

yet they are also a window to your health. A visit to

healthy are:

your local optician is about preventing future

Have your eyes tested regularly, eat plenty of fruit and

problems as well as checking your eyesight. An eye

vegetables. Protect your eyes from the sun. In bright

test is more than just reading the letters on the board.

weather wear good quality sunglasses that carry the

As well as checking your ability to see correctly, your

UV 400 mark. Over exposure to ultraviolet rays can

optician can also gauge the general health of your

cause problems such as cataracts. Stop smoking,

eyes and can spot early clues to other problems such

smokers are up to three times more likely to develop

as diabetes or high blood pressure. First signs of eye

cataracts than non-smokers.

problems such as glaucoma and cataracts can be noted and dealt with.

If you work on a PC, take short, frequent breaks to prevent eyestrain and tiredness. An ‘eye-break’ will

You only have one pair of eyes during your life so they

help which is when you focus on objects further away

need to be looked after carefully. Regular eye checks

than the computer screen.

are essential and it’s recommended that you have an eye test every two years unless your optician

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of 70 have an annual eye test.

always wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from flying splinters or shards of metal.

Contact lenses wearers should attend regular aftercare checkups to ensure your lenses remain

Finally, if you notice any changes in your vision,

comfortable and are not damaging your eyes in any

experience pain in or around your eyes or if you keep

way. Because using lenses is introducing something

getting headaches, then book an appointment to see

directly into the eye, it is much more likely that

your optician as soon as possible.

bacteria, dust or grit can find their way into your eyes.

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Tips for a stress free Halloween by Stuart Ferguson You can find all kinds of Halloween flags and banner during the Halloween season. Hang one or two up around your house to show your Halloween spirit!

Carving the pumpkin This really should not take too long and the children love it, it really gets them into the swing of things. Have a pumpkin carving contest for your kids and their friends. Buy a few smaller pumpkins and give prizes for the most creative. You can also use paints as an alternative.

Costumes The kids love dressing up and thankfully there are many stores stocking something for the little ones of all ages, the days of a bin liner and a false face are well and truly over so from lady-bugs to little reapers a good costume should not cost more than 10 to 15 Euro but do shop around.

What do you do with the leftovers, well go online and find a delicious recipe and cook up your own witches broth…..

Do an "ultimate" costume this year, be it vampire, zombie, grim reaper or mummy. Use contacts, fangs, latex prosthetics, and a high end costume. Do it up right and be the life of the party! Throw a Halloween costume party this year! Make it theme based, a Monster Ball, classic Halloween costume party, Vampire's Ball. Halloween has become just as much of a holiday for adults as children. Adult Halloween parties can be found across the world where men dress up in masculine, heroic, or macabre outfits while the women dress in more goth and sexy attire. Sexy Halloween costumes are now even found to have adult humor themes. Make your Halloween party a theme party. Every one must dress as the theme, such as vampires, zombies, witches, etc. Have a Halloween costume contest at your party! Give prizes out for the best imagination used, the silliest and the least Halloweenie costumes!

Decorations Add some spider web to your Halloween decorations and haunt, you can find it at most stores selling Halloween products. Just attach to something and pull it out all over! There's a new product called "Cob Webs in a Can" that lets you add light layers of spider web effects to your Halloween decorations and props. Transform your front door into extremely spooky portals of doom with door frame facades and trim! You can find a variety of them both online and in Halloween stores. Last year while out and about I came across some very forboding entrances, so be creative! 10 | ABOUT SANDYFORD

The Make-up We all don’t know professional face painters or can afford them for our parties so just be creative and have a go, it’s probably not going to last very long on their little faces anyway so just do your best… Remember its just for fun. Want to keep the Halloween spirit going all October long? Ladies, paint your claws for Halloween! Do your nails up in black and orange or candy corn colors. Remember, wearing a mask can add a great look to your costume but make sure that the eye holes and mouth hole is big enough to wear comfortably all night!

Have a great time and enjoy the night, here are a few joke to get you in the mood. Do witches stay home on weekends? No. They go away for a spell What did the Mommy Vampire say to the Baby Vampire? "You are driving me batty." How can you tell that Doctor Victor Frankenstein had a good sense of humor? Because he kept his monster in stitches.

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ABOUT RECIPE

Fabulous Fish Pie (Serves 4) At this time of year, what you want for tea is a plate of pure velvety comfort and not much can beat a homemade fish pie for that. You can use a mix of fresh and smoked fish, such as salmon, haddock, cod and smoked haddock, as well as a few prawns and mussels to create a tasty mix. Most recipes will cook the fish in the milk used to make the sauce, leaving you with a flaky, smooth mix, not to mention extra washing up. This recipe gives you a chunky, satisfying mix and means you can prepare the pie in advance to safely reheat at your leisure, say make it on a lazy Sunday afternoon for an easy tea on Monday?

3. Cut the fish into good sized chunks and drain and rinse the shellfish. When the sauce has cooled, stir the fish through the sauce and place into a well buttered pie dish. Boil the potatoes until they are tender and mash with butter and milk. Season to taste and, after it’s cooled a little, spoon or pipe over the top of your pie. Spread it out evenly and then run a fork across the surface to rough it up a little. Glaze with melted butter and it’s ready. Keep it covered in the fridge until you’re ready for dinner.

1lb / 450g Mixed fish fillets skinned & boned 1 pack of cooked mixed shellfish 1 large onion, finely diced The white of 1 leek, finely sliced 4oz / 100g butter plus extra for glazing 3 heaped dessert spoons plain flour 2 pints/ 1lt milk ¼ pint / 150ml double cream Chopped fresh dill and parsley Juice of half a lemon Salt and pepper to taste 4 or 5 large potatoes Butter and milk to taste 1. If you are intending to eat the pie as soon as you have made it, heat the oven to 180°c/350°f and skip all the parts about cooling stuff down and keeping in the fridge. Just mix it up as per the recipe and straight in the oven. Otherwise go straight to step 2. 2. To make the sauce, melt the butter in a large pan and fry the onions and leek until they are tender and translucent, but not starting to brown. Sprinkle in the flour. Cook the flour for a minute or two, stirring hard over a low to medium heat and then start to add the milk and cream, a little at a time, stirring constantly to remove any lumps. Once you have added all the milk and cream, continue stirring until the sauce reaches the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Finally, stir in some chopped parsley and/or dill to taste and the lemon juice. You should be left with quite a thick sauce when it is ready but don’t worry, liquid from the fish will thin it down as it bakes. Tear a circle of greaseproof paper to fit the pan, rub with a little butter and place over the surface of the sauce to prevent a skin forming while it cools. 12 | ABOUT SANDYFORD

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ABOUT GARDENING

Round the Garden in October by Tom Percy Autumn sees the end of the main growing season and the start of dormant winter months, with most plants dying back leaving you with a lot of tidying up to do. If you have deciduous trees around your garden, the accumulation of fallen leaves will play havoc with your grass and plants, as well as your back as you rake them up. So put them to good use by creating leaf mould – a beneficial enriching additive for your soil.

at garden centres or mail-order outlets. Some local councils even offer subsidised compost bins and even the smallest patio can accommodate a wormery.

To make leaf mould, poke some holes in the sides and base of a black bin liner and put the leaves into it. When almost full, shake the bag, add a little water if the leaves are dry, and tie up the bag. Stack in a shady spot and by next autumn the leaves will have broken down to a rich crumbly mixture that can be used as a mulch or soil conditioner.

Considering that compost is created from old, rotting vegetation, amongst other things, the finished product is remarkably fragrant, rich, dark and crumbly and is a valuable addition to your soil as well as a great method of recycling waste items.

The ideal compost heap or bin is easily accessible, has a lid or cover, located in a sunny or semi-shaded and placed directly onto the ground well away from watercourses.

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ABOUT CROSSWORD

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Home PC Security by Stuart Ferguson Web Scams Anne Galligan of Micropro Computers has made About Magazines aware of a serious threat that has cropped up recently and that is of unsolicited phone calls made to people telling them of how they can help speed up their aging home PC by “Online PC Care” or an “Online PC Doctor”. Firstly you are asked if your PC is running a little slow, you will probably say yes and then be told to enter their website as they have the solution. They will then direct you to a link and ask you to download the software sometimes called LogMeIn that will help you, unsurprisingly an error message then appears but that is only a decoy to enforce their premise that there was something wrong in the first place, you are then asked to pay up to €200 to have this virus or error removed and repaired. By now though the program you have installed has given them remote access and opened a portal or back door into your Home PC and they can now access at any time, they have all your details, your email addresses so they can now target them and more importantly they can keep taking the €200 fee as often as they like. By the time you realise that you have been wronged the website that you visited has been taken down and is no more, all you can do is contact the Garda and take it from there and have your PC looked at by a professional. If you have already taken this call you can contact Micropro and they can advise you on what to do next if you have already followed these instructions. Here are some more tips to help with your security: Backup your Files: There are several tools you can use to back up your computer. They vary widely in price, size and ease of use. Some tools, like external hard drives, may provide instructions for how to back up files. In most cases, copying files is as easy as finding the information you want to back up on your computer and copying it onto the media or drive you're using. Use a more sophisticated Password: Your dog’s name or your favourite child ( if you have one) is not enough, try to use a complicated password using letter and numeric in about 8 or so digits, you will be surprised at the more you use it the more you remember it. One trick is to use a phrase like this “My dog has four legs”, so it becomes – mydh4leg5. 18 | ABOUT SANDYFORD

If you need to write down your passwords never store it on a file on your computer, you would be surprised how many people have a word document called Passwords on their Home PC. Public Wireless Hot Spots The most convenient wireless services are free hotspots offered by coffee shops, schools, libraries, etc. but they can carry the greatest risks. Many hotspots are completely open, or protected by a common password. Clever scammers using the network can intercept messages as you send and receive information. If you're connecting to email or e-commerce sites, you may be transmitting passwords that can be snatched out of the ether by a nearby crook. So beware, try to avoid accessing your Paypal account, or online banking in the middle of a busy public café. Email Filters All email accounts will quickly become overloaded with junk, some which will contain dangerous viruses and scams. The good news is that any good email program now contains a lot of options for filtering out the stuff you don't want. Learning how to use those tools properly will make your email experience faster, safer and a lot simpler. Servicing and Upgrading

You wouldn’t let just anyone enter your house unchecked, so don’t let just anyone have access to your home PC. It carries in its circuits a lot about you and you want to keep that private. Use a reputable Servicing Dealer certified by a manufacturer, this is a great indicator that they have reached significant standards to bear the manufacturers servicing logo. By all means if you are recommended someone who home calls for servicing, is a certified training professional or advertises prominently with a landline number, use them, but a photo copied name and mobile number only through my door would not be enough. If you are worried about how to make your online experience more secure there are professionals that we have used and we are sure that if you ask for advice they will give as much information as possible. MicroPro Computer, Rathfarnham – Toshiba & Epsom Service Centre – 4930514 Paula Flanagan – CTP (Certified IT Training Professional) – 4943557 or 086 8961721 Garech Brennan – ProToCall www.protocall.ie 4434470

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Bytes & Pieces Speeding Up Your PC When you first get your new laptop or desktop computer it seems to respond to every request instantly. However over time it slows down and whilst there are many reasons for this, one of the most common problems is that your hard disk becomes cluttered with files you’ll never use again. Using the disk cleanup tool helps you free up space. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then allows you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files. Typical files that the tool will remove include: Temporary internet files. Downloaded program files Anything in the recycle bin Windows temporary files such as error reports. Optional Windows components that you don't use. Installed programs that you no longer use. In Windows 7 Click Start-> All Programs-> Accessories> System Tools, then click Disk Cleanup. If several drives are available, you might be prompted to specify which drive you want to clean.

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Ford S-Max 2.0-litre TDCi Titanium PowerShift €36,545 This month we have been playing happy families, by driving what is regarded by most as one of the best seven-seaters around, the Ford S-Max. We have praised the S-Max before, because it is one of the few cars in this genre that is good looking first of all and secondly, is good to drive too. You see, up until the S-Max it used to be quite depressing to realise that you had to get out of your standard family car and dip your toe into the world of the MPV. The older generation of 7seaters were little more than converted vans and they were pretty shocking to drive in a lot of cases. With the S-Max, Ford set out to show that they could make something versatile that was good to drive too and dare I day, sporty. They certainly succeeded and together with the Galaxy, the S-Max has dominated what is admittedly quite a small segment here in Ireland for decent-sized 7-seater vehicles. The latest SMax gets some pretty basic styling revisions. There is more chrome on show and LED lights add some bling to the front end. Our test car is the 2.0-litre diesel model which comes with Ford's powershift six-speed automatic double-clutch transmission. It moves the car into 20 | ABOUT SANDYFORD

a higher tax bracket and adds about four grand to the asking price. However this gearbox is really excellent - it is very smooth and makes driving the car in heavy traffic a breeze. In terms of versatility - the S-Max is very good at what it is made to do and that is transport lots of people in comfort. Ford make no secret that if you really need to transport 7 adults in comfort then you need to buy the larger Galaxy, but the S-Max is ideal for younger families, where the rear seats will be fine for kids. Mastering the various combinations of the seats takes some practice, but it is pretty easy. For us, the S-Max remains the best-handling car in this segment and it is also beautifully made. Prices now start at a much more competitive €29,995, but out test model came in at €36,545 with some options and that PowerShift gearbox. Ford doesn't have things it own way anymore and Peugeot's 5008 deserves to be high on your shopping list if you need a seven-seater too, but this remains one of the best around.

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ABOUT PUZZLES

Coffee Quiz - Words and Phrases 1. Which is the only day of the week that has an anagram? 2. Used to describe a particular score, which sporting term is derived from a French phrase that means "to both is the game"? 3. How can you add a single letter to the word "are" to turn this one syllable word into a three syllable word? 4. Which commonly used phrase arose from an American Indian tradition of putting away tomahawks and other weapons after coming to an agreement of peace? 5. Which form of entertainment is named after a phrase that means "empty orchestra" in Japanese? 6. What do the words "almost", "begins", "ghost" and "cent" all have in common? 7. Commonly used in the property market, which eight letter word is derived from a French phrase meaning "death vow"? 8. What is the name giving to the play on words that involves corresponding letters in a sentence being switched round, such as in the sentence "it is kisstomary to cuss the bride"? 9. What is the specific property of a word or phrase called a semordnilap? 10. Which phrase is thought to have originated after Robert Cecil, the Marquess of Salisbury, appointed his nephew into a prestigious position?

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ABOUT THE HOME

Decorating this autumn by Paula Nolan Keogh Have you ever wanted your house to look tip top but didn’t know how? Or Do you know how but just need a little nudge in the right direction? Then read on for inspiration………………. Paint This season’s colours are French greys. Sounds a bit scary and dark or even drab BUT think again believe it or not they are much warmer than ivory walls. Punch in some colour with cushions and accessories in fabulous shades of fuchsia and lavender or try turquoise, blue and lime green .this works well with sofas in black or grey. If your sofa is brown or cream think light milky chocolate, walnuts and lattes on walls. Again you can add lots of colour with cushions, have a look at designers guild .com for a feast of colour but remember they are showing the full collection, in most homes a little goes a long way. Blinds Ivory wooden blinds are the best buy at the moment; they instantly update and streamline the appearance of the house. They offer great privacy, reflect light, look clean and are easy to clean. Just close and dust with one of those big fluffy mittens. Wooden blinds are available in all colours and price points but beware of very cheap blinds as they will warp and have a green hue off them. Furniture Try painting existing wardrobes and kitchens. Distressed furniture is huge at the moment, try antique white or even duck egg blue or grey. We have a huge range of distressed furniture in lots of colours at a fraction of high street prices .e.g. consol tables €245

Curtains The best present ever to yourself are custom made curtains. Fleece lined or interlined, they instantly make your home look and feel warmer and are just gorgeous. There is a fabric out there for everyone and I kid you not, after asking a few simple questions, out of hundreds of books we can choose about 3 and have a fabric that you will like, saving you lots of time and effort Fabric prices are great at the moment but with the change in the sterling rate are due to go back up. So now is a good time to buy. Floors Carpet is back for bedrooms in neutral shades and the colour of choice for wooden floors is mainly walnut. Re vamp an existing wood floor by sanding and varnishing or even paint it. Sofas Of course you can cover your sofa, but have you ever considered custom made? Make best use of space and have a sofa made to measure to suit your space. Seat widths depts,and heights to suit your body shape and comfort level . Available in gorgeous soft velvets and 1000s of other fabrics including leather. Now are you tempted to update your look? If so we have a database of trades people we are happy to recommend for you. And don’t forget Wildthings Interiors bring you gorgeous things for less. Call us on 046 95 49200 Or check us out on Facebook at Wildthings Interiors

Rathfarnham Retailer Recieves a Little Therapy Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy is a six part series for RTÉ One where retail innovator Feargal Quinn offers advice to retailers who are trying to stay afloat in the current economic climate. The series is looking to champion independent Irish retailers who r e p r e s e n t individuality on the streets of Ireland’s towns and cities. Feargal is passionate about helping businesses who are putting it up to the 24 | ABOUT SANDYFORD

multinationals and offering Irish consumers something different than they would get anywhere else in the world. Feargal will help these businesses to eradicate their weaknesses, exploit their strengths and identify a unique selling point which will make them stand out from the competition and attract customers to their door. Feargal is delighted to be working with a Rathfarnham based business in this series; family run Village Hardware, Rathfarnham Village. Last year’s series was a great ratings success and the businesses involved have reported an improvement in both sales and staff morale as a result of their involvement in the programme. The series will be on air at the beginning of 2011 and we will be filming over the next couple of months.

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The Travelling Potter “Staying In” is the new Going Out!! Travelling Potter is a mobile pottery painting studio, which comes to your home/venue with everything needed to paint a unique piece of pottery. Unleash (or rediscover!) your creative side and relax with friends while painting a piece of pottery to give as a gift or use and enjoy yourself. Catering to children’s parties, teen and adult get-togethers, girls’ nights in, hen parties, team-building, senior groups, rainy day activity – any time, any place! Halloween pieces now available! ALSO - baby hand and footprints on pottery, commissions, wedding signature plates and NEW – silver fingerprint jewellery – beautiful keepsakes to treasure forever. Starting in September, join our adults pottery painting course in the new Belarmine Community Centre in Stepaside! For more information call 086 026 8788 or email info@travellingpotter.com www.travellingpotter.com

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ABOUT LOCAL EVENTS

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Focus Ireland VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Do something good this November! Help people without homes. Come out and join Focus Ireland in their Key to a Home collections on the 19th, 20th & 21st November to help raise needed funds for people that our homeless. Contact: Róise. Telephone: 01-8815963. E-mail: nicghrainner@focusireland.ie Iona Centre Autumn Programme 2010 Christmas Cake Decorating Demonstration Come along and learn how to decorate your Christmas Cake and other Christmas treats. Demonstrator: Carol Mc Hugh Sugar Crafter Date: Thursday November 18th Time: 8.00 p.m. Fee: €6.00 There will be a raffle for the Cakes at the end of the evening. Alzheimer’s Disease All You Need To Know Thursday, December 9th Time: 8.00 p.m. Speaker: Prof. Des O’ Neill Consultant Geriatrician

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The Team has just begun building its Base and currently relies on its members and the generosity of the local community to store vehicles and equipment, hold training sessions and meetings. The new Base will serve as a Communications and Operations Centre during incidents, as an Administration and Training Centre and will be able to store its own vehicles and equipment. Further information is available at www.wmr.ie Mountain Moon Challenge organizer Christopher Stacey says, “We are looking for teams of 4 people to participate and each team must raise a minimum of €400 to take part. Each team will have a captain and that person will be responsible for the other three members in the team. As the entire walk is almost all on the Wicklow Way, it will not be guided but it will be well marked and there will be checkpoints along the way. The meeting place on Saturday 20th November is at the site of the new Base at Kilafin, Trooperstown (between Laragh and Annamoe). By then, participants will be able to see what their money is going towards as Phase One of the construction will have been completed. Registration is at 4pm and it is expected that participants will finish around Midnight, depending on fitness levels. For further information, please contact fog@wmr.ie/ 087 634 7286 OR Christopher Stacey 087 2698659

Participants sought for 26k “Mountain Moon Challenge”! Participants are being sought to take part in a 26 kilometre “Mountain Moon Challenge” on Saturday 20th November along the Wicklow Way from Crone Wood to Glendalough! The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and FOG (Friends of the Glen) are hosting the Challenge to help raise funds towards the building of a new Base for the Glen team - one of Ireland’s

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Martin Whitehead Hospice Fund Martin passed away on the 8th of November 2009 at the age of 51 after a 2 year fight with Adrenal Cancer. He spent the last 11 weeks of his life in the loving care of Our Ladies Hospice Harold’s Cross. Martin was a much loved husband, father, son, brother, friend and was soon to be Grandad for the second time. He is a hugely missed. Martin felt so strongly about the care that he received in the hospice, that he set his family a task, to raise €250,000 for the hospice. It was during his stay that Martin donated his much loved (rarely used) 2007 Kawasaki 1600 motor bike that he bought just prior to his illness, to the hospice and he decided that this was to be the starting point for his family to reach the goal he set. Words cannot describe the care, compassion and support both Martin and his family received from the hospice during this extremely difficult time and it was this care that has made Martin’s family determined to fulfil his wishes. Following his death The Martin Whitehead Hospice Fund was set up and to date has raised €61,143.23 for the hospice. The Martin Whitehead Hospice Fund Big Raffle will take place this November with the first prize being Martin’s beloved bike, second being 2 nights B&B and 1 evening meal in Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Third being 12 Power Plate sessions for Bodysmart in Naas and many more prizes. Tickets are €100 each and only 200 will be sold. First prize will be the bike and there are many more fantastic prizes to be won. Tickets can be purchased by contacting martinwhiteheadhospicefund@gmail.com or by calling Louise on 086 3047400 or Lisa on 087 2703810. Donations to the hospice fund can be made http://www.mycharity.ie/event/martin_whitehead_hospice_fund/

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ABOUT SOUTH DUBLIN ADULT EDUCATION

FREE Courses in Dundrum for Unemployed People Retain all allowances! South Dublin Adult Education Service is delighted to announce that three new courses are commencing in September 2010 in the Dundrum area. These courses are specifically for unemployed adults, who have registered for Job Seekers’ allowances. The participants will remain available to take up employment opportunities that may arise. As a result they continue to retain their social welfare benefits for the duration of the programme. (See our advertisement). The new courses will be delivered in the Centre for Adult and Further Education which was formerly Dundrum College. Each participant will attend classes for 5 mornings per week. Additional learning supports and adult education guidance are integral components of each programme. As an added bonus there will be optional extras included in each course, (e.g. a European Language, extra learning support). ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS Any adult who has been registered for Job Seekers’ Allowances (Benefit or Assistance) for a minimum of three months on course commencement is eligible to apply for the courses. THE COURSES Each course consists of computer training modules, communication skills and support with job seeking and other progression options. Three distinct programmes leading to full FETAC awards are offered to eligible adults who wish to improve their skills. 1. Business Studies: a business course with a strong computer element leading to a full FETAC Level 5 award. This course is aimed at adults who have a good functional level of written communication skills and have some basic computer skills. Following the course they are interested in working in a business office environment, or they wish to progress to further education to gain Level 6 qualifications. 2. Upskill for Opportunities: a general vocational certificate at FETAC Level 4. Applicants for the FETAC Level 4 course will require the necessary written communication skills to 28 | ABOUT SANDYFORD

complete assignments at this level. They wish to improve their skill base and apply for general operative vacancies in a variety of industries or progress to further education at a higher level. No previous computer knowledge is necessary as the course will commence with the basics. 3. Upgrade Your Skills with ESOL: a general vocational certificate with an intensive English Language component at FETAC Level 3. This course is aimed at unemployed adults who can communicate through English at a basic level. These applicants need to improve English communication in order to be in a position to compete in the employment market or progress to further education at a higher level. No previous computer knowledge is necessary as the course will commence with the basics. This course is not suitable for absolute beginners of English Language WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP This programme of courses is provided through The Labour Market Activation initiative. This is funded by exchequer and EU finances through the Department of Enterprise & Initiative. County Dublin VEC has been awarded the resources to deliver courses specifically for unemployed adults throughout its administrative region. South Dublin Adult Education Service is a County Dublin VEC Service. South Dublin Adult Education Service welcomes enquiries about the Labour Market Activation Courses and any of our services at 01 2989283.

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October 20th , 27th & November 3rd: 11.30am to 12.30pm Mommy & Me! If you have a new baby and would like the chance to catch up with other mums you can get creative @ giddy studios while your little one gets in a few zzzzz’s! - Paint your own stunning flower jug, enjoy a nice coffee & of course the chats. -1 hour each Wednesday over 3 weeks. -€20 per session. Pottery, Painting materials, Coffee / Tea included.

“Chapters” Gheel Autism Services Artists 27th September - 27th October Open Mon- Sat 10am-6pm Sunday 2pm-7pm Gheel Autism Services is an organisation that caters for adults with Autism in Dublin. This is the 3rd year that the artists have exhibited and their work has gone from strength to strength. Art is an alternative form of expression for the artists,who otherwise can find it difficult to communicate. It allows them a voice and a freedom it express it. This years offering brings you a collaboration of eclectic styles and each painting is unique to the artist in its execution. The exhibition will be held in two parts. First installment:Sept 27th to Oct 11th,second:Oct 11th to Oct 27th

October 26th – 28th Halloween Camp (3 days) - age 6 – 12 - 10am to 1.30pm Cover a range of different art projects including designing your own range of Halloween pottery. November 13th - saturday - 7pm to 9pm Grown ups night (bring your own beer, wine) Join us for a grown ups night with a difference. Get a group of friends together, enjoy a glass of bubbles & easy listening Sinatra classics performed live by Sean Boland… and of course paint some pottery! Entry fee: €10 + pay for what you paint. Giddy Gifts: • call us about our clay portraits • giddy vouchers • paint your own presents •3D plaster prints Call Giddy Studios, Grange road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. p: 00 353 1 4240440 w: giddystudios.com e: giddy@giddystudios.com

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Call our Box Office on 01 296 9340 or call in to the Mill Theatre Box Office. We're open from Monday to Saturday, 10am - 6pm, and the theatre re-opens at 6.30pm when there is an evening performance. You can also book online at www.milltheatre.com Chicane 5th October - 9th October Show time: 8pm Admission: €18/€16 Group €12

Civic Theatre and Gúna Nua In association with Draíocht Arts Centre, The Everyman Palace and The Belltable Arts Centre present CHICANE By Anthony Brophy With Barry Barnes, Jane McGrath and Emmet Kirwan Directed by Paul Meade From the award-winning partnership that took Little Gem around the world comes an explosive thriller written by one of Ireland’s finest actors. Robert, a successful Dublin lawyer, is working late in his office while Ray, the cleaner, is tidying up. They chat about golf, football and the weather but both have dark secrets and when Julia, Robert’s girlfriend, arrives on the scene those secrets are revealed in the most surprising and shocking way. A fast-paced, gripping comedy/thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, Chicane will keep you on the edge of your seat and entertain you like no other play.

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Margaret is an inspiring and heart-warming woman. As a medium she strives to prove to others that there is life after death. Margaret's own near death experience has proved to her, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that our spirit lives on. Her gift has brought comfort as well as hopes to the bereaved, young and old and has eased their loneliness and pain. Margaret proves there is life after death and that love endures beyond the grave. Margaret has amazing clarity of insight. Her extraordinary ability to channel evidence from the spirit world has brought her recognition as a brilliant medium. In constant demand for stage, TV and radio appearances she is devoted to all facets of her work. Why Men Cheat Date: 14th October - 16th October Show time: 8pm Admission: €17/€15

Liz Ryan - Altered Egos5th October - 9th October Show time: 8pm Admission: €18/€16 Group €12

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Sandyford Soundings with Flip Flop Children's Festival 2010 Date: 16th October - 23rd October Show time: Various Times See Below Admission: €10/€8/ €7.50-Schools Make a date with this years FLIP FLOP which promises to be the flippiest floppiest ever! Performances are shared between the Mill Theater and our sister theatre, Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire plus workshops in seven libraries throughout Dun LaoghaireRathdown. The Man Who Planted Trees. Tues 19th October 9.30am and 11.30am Puppet State Theatre Co. present a captivating adaptation of Jean Giono's environmental cult classic. A French shepherd sets out with his dog to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland. Hear the wind, feel the rain, smell the lavender in this multi-sensory theatrical delight. An unforgettable story that shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world. Suitable for ages 7 and up. Creatures From Suitcases Saturday 23rd October 2pm and 4pm Kidding Ensemble present this delightful show. Two mad scientists, one from Chile and one from France, meet in front of the post office of a small Irish town, Ballyslow. They are both here for the same reason: they want to capture Whoosh, an amazing creature that can only be seen tomorrow or yesterday. Along the way they are telling us about all the other extaordinary creatures they know but the real question remains, will they capture Whoosh? Suitable for ages 5-9 and families Inclusion Fusion 2 celebrating Social Inclusion Week 2010 Date: 21st October Show time: 8pm Admission: €10/€8 Your local Community is getting together to have a party and we would like to invite you! Taking place during Social Inclusion Week 2010, this variety show will feature some of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown’s best talent. From singing by the Discovery Gospel Choir to the Holly House Belly dancers moving their hips (!), from dancers, drummers and drama from the youth of the County, this is a night not to be missed! Social inclusion is about full and equal participation and Inclusion Fusion 2 displays just this! This evening will warm even the coolest soul and you are guaranteed a fabulous night For more information about Inclusion Fusion 2010 contact Rebekah Fozzard, Social Inclusion Officer, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council at: HYPERLINK "mailto:rfozzard@dlrcoco.ie" rfozzard@dlrcoco.ie Oklahoma performed by RATTS Date: 26th October - 30th October Show time: 7.30PM Admission: €15

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Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the Campest Cult Classic of all time and now you can enjoy it like never before. Now with onscreen lyrics and all the favourite sing-a-long-a features, it has never been so much fun. Your live host will lead you through a choral warm-up, judge the fancy dress competition and award prizes but it is YOU, the audience, who are the stars as you howl the night away! Made in 1975 with Tim Curry as Frank ‘n’ Furter, Susan Sarandon as Janet, Richard O’Brien as Riff Raff and Meatloaf as Eddie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the craziest, most action-packed, romantic, scary Transylvanian party of all time. It’s packed full of terrific numbers including 'The Timewarp', 'Sweet Transvestite', 'There's a Light', 'I'm Going Home', 'Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?' and 'Science Fiction Double Feature'. Now at long last The Rocky Horror Picture Show gets what it’s been SCREAMING for - the full Sing-a-long-a treatment that you love so well. If you’ve done The Time Warp before, you’ll never have done it quite like this! This is the film version of Rocky Horror not the live stage show. Fancy dress is not compulsory but highly recommended! Duration 2 hours 30 mins, including an interval. Suitability for children: The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 12 certificate film in the UK but much of the content of the film is raunchy and may not be suitable for the faint-hearted! We recommend the show for 16 years and older. Jack The Ripper Date: 3rd November - 6th November Show time: 8pm Admission: €16/€12

In 1880’s London panic is setting in, especially within the area of Whitechapel’s Bucks Row. The infamous ‘Ripper’ killings have begun. The women are afraid of being the next victim. The men are afraid of being accused. No previous crimes have ever shocked and appalled the inhabitants of London so much, especially as they know that the ‘deranged’ killer is still free. In this original play, by Mark Nagle, we look at the persona of ‘Jack the Ripper’, the person behind this persona and the people touched by the crimes, all based on the original letters and documents of the time. As we de-mask the monster, do we find the human tale much more chilling??? Jack The Ripper returns to stage after sell out performances in Ranelagh this Spring. Not suitable for under 12's.

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Price included in entry fee to the walk Season ticket holders come free Come along to our annual Hallowe’en celebration for all the family, an unmissable day of fun and seasonal activities to celebrate the festival of ghosts and ghoulies. Make a miniature ghost, follow a special Hallowe’en trail, enjoy spooky storytelling and contribute to our exciting giant field of scarecrows – bring along old clothes, hats and accessories to help dress one for this special Hallowe’en fest.

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Highlighting - The King of Greystones 2010 The annual King of Greystones charity triathlon couldn’t happen without a team of dedicated helpers who make sure everything runs smoothly. One of these volunteers gives us their perspective on the day…

It seems like an age ago now, but on Saturday August 7, I got up early to make my way to Greystones in my capacity as official volunteer for one of the most worthwhile charity events in the Dublin area, The King of Greystones Triathlon 2010. The brainchild of a small number of incredibly selfless people, The King of Greystones has been running for eight years now, and to my shame, this is the first time I’ve been directly involved. It was raining on my drive to the event, and I have to admit I was less than enthusiastic. However, on arrival, the sun actually managed to peek out and I could feel a tingle of excitement among the 100-strong team of volunteers who were queueing at the registration tent. We were all given details of our jobs for the morning, along with a T-shirt, and a very impressive goodie bag. As a non-competitor, I felt a bit guilty taking this, but that didn’t hold me back and I got stuck into a packet of Tayto, as I had missed brekkie. (I also got a flag! And it’s not often I get a flag so I thought it worthy of a mention.) After that, there was a briefing from the organizers about our duties for the day, and information on the event. This year, the funds raised were going to two charities: The Wicklow Hospice (a non-profit organisation that was set up by the people of Wicklow, to promote the right of every person to choose where they wish to spend their last days) and The Sam McMahon Trust (set up to raise funds for nine-year-old Sam, who was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia in 2008), which also funds the research centre FARA. Once the briefing was over, I had a few minutes to spare, so I

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wandered down to the beach, to watch the athletes embark on an impressive 750m swim. I realised that although this is also a team event, with each team member taking on one leg of the challenge, many were completing the entire event on their own, which meant that after the 750m swim, they went directly into a 20km cycle, and then a 5km run to finish. Amazing! With the sun shining, I made my way to my post for the morning. I was near the end of the event, guiding the runners, so it was a while before I saw anybody, but as they began to go by, I was once again struck by the sheer passion of the people taking part. Indeed, there were over 300 participants, some young, some old, some fitness fanatics and some less so, and some with disabilities. I was also a little star struck, when I spied ex-Irish Rugby International Shane Byrne jog by. I managed to keep my composure, just, while at all times cheering and flag waving as athletes passed by looking tired and wishing for the finishing line. The morning flew by, and soon I was back at base enjoying the post-event atmosphere, and the barbecue that was accompanied by much-appreciated sunshine. In no time, Shane Byrne re-appeared, this time to announce the winners, and there was a hearty cheer for them all. But the rain was back again, and so after some last-minute clearing up, I made my way back home. It might seem a bit odd for me to thank the organisers, as I was merely a volunteer, but they deserve a huge thanks nonetheless, particularly when you consider the huge amount they’ve raised for charities over the years. Thanks are also due to the many sponsors of the event, including Newcastle Mazda and MenuPages.ie, along with all the local businesses and countless other companies who supported the event and who gave things for free for the barbecue and the goodie bags (thanks Tayto!). This is definitely one to note down in your 2011 diary.

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Sandyford Soundings with Children Book Festival October sees the return of the Children’s Book Festival at Ballyroan Library, thers lots to do, see and of course read so pop in and check it out.

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Armagh Rhymers Join us for a unique blend of music, drama, song and dance for the launch of South Dublin Libraries Children’s Book Festival. Monday 4th October at 3pm, Age 5+

Ré Ó Laighléis Ré Ó Laighléis is a writer of children’s, teenage and adult fiction in English and Irish. Tuesday 5th October at 3.30pm, Age 10-13

Pirates and Princesses arts and crafts workshop Wednesday 6th October at 3.30pm, Age 8-12

Mobile Music Workshop A fun filled musical morning for little ones! Friday 8th October at 10.30am, Age 0-3

Hand and Face painting art workshop Monday 18th October at 3.30pm, Age 5-8

Rose Doyle Creative Writing Workshop Wednesday 20th October at 3.30pm, Age 9-12

Opening Hours Monday – Thursday: 9.45am – 8pm Friday and Saturday: 9.45am – 4.30 pm The library will be closed from Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th October for the Bank Holiday Weekend. The library will re open on Tuesday 26th at 9.45am. The library is always closed on the Saturday and Mondays of Bank holiday weekends.

Niall de Burca visit Niall de Búrca is one of Ireland’s finest storytellers. A big hit with children of all ages! Monday 11th October at 3.30pm, Age 7+

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Tarotscopes by Mags ARIES A time now for allowing yourself to relax and reap the rewards of your labours. This harvest time is a very lucrative time for the adventurous Aries, when a ripening and settling sets upon a relationship. You may have crossed many emotional bridges in the past, but now is your time to shine with the happiness you so well deserve. Go to the fancy dress.

LIBRA That call of text you have been waiting on is almost there. You must learn the difference between being patient and being an emotional sacrificial lamb. When you treat yourself well, you show others that this is how you must be treated. A promotion is on the cards. Get paperwork in proper legal order. A meeting with friends in town is the time and place for fortunes to turn.

TAURUS Happiness is a feeling that tells you you belong in a time and space with the one you love. When the leaves are on the ground and the air is beginning to have a real nip to it, the question you wish to be asked is asked. Being careful with your answer is important as you may not get a second chance. Take the cash offered when you allow someone stay at your home.

SCORPIO A day, or weekend trip to Scotland is on the cards for the adventurous Scorpion. Just as you are beginning to see yourself settling down to the cosiness of romance, the past wants back in. the old saying of “if in doubt, do nowt!” is the best one for you. Love should feel like the space you belong in. The unconditional love you seek is heaven sent.

GEMINI Taking a once weekly evening class is a step in the perfect direction for you. You are learning so much about yourself lately you are amazed at your own inner strength. Romance follows an on/off pattern for a while, but it is quite stable and robust. An older person announces a wedding and you are invited. Speaking your truth is fine, but don’t overdo it as you will be the biggest loser.

SAGITTARIUS A trip to the countryside where the ruins of a castle are nearby is the time and place to make romantic promises. This may be linked to a wedding you attend. The fancy dress party is a must. Make sure you go. A search through old documents shows up the benefits to you and yours. Two classes for you: drama and computer based studies.

CANCER Unattached? Definitely not for long. The sea is a factor in your future love life. The one who crosses an ocean to be with the one he loves is on the way. Over the years you may have, from time to time, felt a little down. Take heart and look at what you have achieved. You are in all areas of your life: a winner. Wheel of fortune brings cash abundance.

AQUARIUS You may feel a little on the isolated and lonely side now, but the universe is sending abundance of love and compassion to you right now. Soon you will be looking at the place to live while at the same time, committing to love in a very special way. Keep your business to yourself and tell on a need to know basis. Your financial strategy works.

LEO A second chance to meet up and discuss your future plans. Standing on your pride now is not an option when you have a mind to say exactly how you feel. True love conquers many battles and you are left with the prize. Studying up on computers is important now as this is the object of your money making skills for the future. Hold your temper in a love situation: you don’t know all the facts.

CAPRICORN A new friendship forged abroad is set to flourish and your world is just opening up. Travel plans are becoming constant. You may have shed tears in the past, but don’t allow yourself feel dwell on negativity, rather to allow the positive side of life be your forte. Quality time never came out of a man’s wallet. Going for a walk bonds a relationship.

VIRGO A job offer with an international firm means that in the future you have a choice of where you wish to live. However, you do need to brush up on business skills to avoid criticism later. Working for yourself is the future plan and all you learn today can only help. Curling up at the fire with the one you love while outside the weather is wild, is the way to go.

PISCES The winds of change are about you now Pisces. Sure! Taking down the emotional blocks leaves you open to be upset: also leaves you open to the blessings of the universe. Someone you rely on as a mother figure is advising you well. You will actively cut the ties with the past and graciously embrace the positive gifts the universe is about to descend upon you.

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ABOUT INDEX

Index - Where it’s at! Accountants Guardian Management Accounts ..................................35 Activities Music Lessons ..................................................................5 Giddy Studios ................................................................39 Tamara Galasi Speech & Drama......................................39 Travelling Potter ............................................................25 Architects Regan & Associates ........................................................35 Blinds & Curtains Ballinteer Blinds ..............................................................27 Butcher (Online order/home delivery) Flemings ........................................................................13 John Meats & Co............................................................17 Cleaning Chem Dry (Carpets/Upholstery/Tiles) ..............................2 Oven Blitz (Oven Cleaning) ............................................12 Pristine.ie (House Cleaning) ............................................41 Childcare Lakelands Childcare ........................................................27 Coach Hire Executive Express............................................................30 Computers TTRS Computer Training ................................................37 MicroPro - Laptop Sales/Computer repairs......................19 Paula Flanagan (One-to-One Training)............................19 ProToCall..........................................................................6 Denture Repair Gerry Doyle Dentures & Mouthguards ............................9 Design & Print Indian Field ....................................................................27 Dog Grooming & Training About Your Dog ............................................................39 Clip n’ Tails ....................................................................44 Sineads Dog Spa ............................................................39 Double Glazing/Glass/Windows Stillorgan Windows & Doors..............................Back Cover Electrical Oliver Brady ..................................................................43 FES Electrical ..................................................................25 Education South Dublin AEC ..........................................................29 Spanish Lesson ..............................................................28 Fishmongers Feeney Fish ....................................................................13 Footcare Stillorgan Foot Solutions ................................................23 Funerals Peter Massey & Sons ......................................................43 McCluskey Memorials ....................................................43 Gifts eBoutique ........................................................................9 Gas Boiler Servicing Clare Mechanical............................................................15 RediHeat Heating & Plumbing........................................35 Gardening Greenshoots Maintenance Services ................................15 Corr Designs, Garden Force ............................................14

Hair & Beauty Patricia’s Nails ................................................................11 Beautique Beauty............................................................11 Health & Fitness Anne Sexton Pilates ........................................................47 Amelia Pilates ..................................................................9 Dan-Tien ..........................................................................7 Eating Disorder Ireland ....................................................7 VK Nutrition ....................................................................7 Vivienne Browning ..........................................................5 Home Design Heavenly Themes ..........................................................35 Wildthing Interiors..........................................................25 Hotels & Public Bar The Coach House ..........................................................34 Bewleys Sandyford ..........................................................3 Kitchens Kitchen Squad ..................................................................5 Lighting (Indoor & Outdoor) Fantasy Lights...................................................................2 Nursing Home & Caregivers The Marlay ....................................................................41 Comfort Keepers ..............................................................9 Office Supplies/Stationery Terenure Office Supplies ..........................................30 - 34 Painter/Decorator Dave Verdon ..................................................................21 Pet Store & Supplies Aquatic Village................................................................37 Plumbing Clare Mechanical............................................................15 RediHeat ........................................................................35 Public House The Coach House, Ballinteer ..........................................34 Solicitors Dillon Solicitors. ............................................................42 Restaurants BD Spice ........................................................................21 Casanova........................................................................45 Taxis Network Taxis ..............................................................16 Wine Merchants Marlay Wine Shop ..........................................................17

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