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ollowing last year’s hugely successful event which saw over 85,000 people visit the Christmas festivities, Santa’s little helpers have worked with the event organisers to launch this year’s Winter Wonderland, promising it to be the best yet! Winter Wonderland 2019 will see five amazing festive attractions including: A huge real ice rink, a fabulous Christmas circus, an incredible panto, a vast indoor funfair and of course, Santa Claus. As well as all these attractions there will be plenty of food and drink available, catering for a wide range of requirements including vegan, vegetarian, gluten and lactose free options. Refreshments will also be available to get visitors into the festive spirit.

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For parents of young children, there will be plenty of space to park any prams as well as a quiet breastfeeding area and baby changing facilities throughout the venue.

Winter Funland event director, Andy Windmill, said: “Last years event was a phenomenal success and this year promises to be bigger, brighter and full of even more festive fun. We have pulled out all of the stops to ease queues for Santa, quicker service for food and of course – brought in even more exciting funfair rides” The organisers have also created an autism-friendly sensory experience as part of the Winter Funland which will be available exclusively for autistic children and their family to enjoy on Monday 9th December. The Winter Funland will be closed to the general public and transformed making it a welcoming and exciting space for young people affected by autism. Not only will there will be fewer crowds around, but the volume of the attractions will be lowered, the lighting and flickering lights will be reduced and a special space to chill out if any aspect gets too

overwhelming will also be available. Last year’s event gave over £100,000 worth of tickets to local charities & underprivileged families and promise to do the same again in 2019! Winter Funland is taking place at EventCity, opposite intu Trafford Centre and there are over 3,000 free car parking spaces. The doors will officially open to the public on 6th December and will remain open until 5th January 2020 with tickets available right now, All-inclusive admission tickets are £23.50 per person and under 3’s go FREE. Fastpass tickets to visit Father Christmas at Santa’s Ghrotto are also available from the website here winterfunland.com


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ALL ABOARD THE CHRISTMAS EXPRESS WITH LIVERPOOL ONE!

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iverpool ONE is welcoming families of all ages to come aboard a magical Polar Adventure experience which will arrive in the city in time for Christmas. Departing from a specially built station on Chavasse Park, the Christmas Express land train will take passengers on an enchanted journey to the North Pole, complete with festive music, dancing and even a hot chocolate pit stop. Available from 15 November and running until Christmas Eve, the Polar Adventure will be led by the Jolly Station Master and their team of porters to offer a range of captivating Christmas activities fit for the whole family to enjoy. Following a short journey aboard the Christmas Express, passengers will disembark at a special ‘Polar Pop-up Party’, where they can enjoy a steaming mug of hot chocolate, Christmas postcard decorating, bio-glitter face painting and an extra special story time inside festive yurts.

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Nestled alongside the Polar Adventure experience, visitors will also be able to enjoy a selection of festive stalls offering food, drinks, gifts and decorations.

Ticketing will be provided by Ticket Quarter, the city region’s box office. For further information, please visit: https://www.liverpoolone.com/christmas

Donna Howitt, Marketing Director at Liverpool ONE, said: “We are delighted to unveil our very own Polar Adventure experience which has been especially created for Liverpool ONE. The Station Master and their festive porters will be waiting to welcome visitors as they embark on a truly magical and memorable experience.

To find out more about what is happening across Liverpool this festive season visit www. visitliverpool.com/christmas or contact Lucy at lnixon@ marketingliverpool.co.uk

”This year, Christmas in Liverpool looks set to be our most magical yet. With incredible light installations, live music, performances and, of course, the Polar Adventure, we’re thrilled to be bringing something a little different to the city this year.” The Polar Adventure, which lasts for 30-45 minutes, is part of Liverpool ONE’s packed schedule of festive fun, which launches during its ONE Big Christmas Street Party on 15 November.


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CHRISTMAS HAS ARRIVED AT JOHN LEWIS IN LIVERPOOL ONE

The Christmas shop is located on the third floor in John Lewis and there are also some Christmas gift items now on sale on the ground floor.

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he dance professional replaces the previously announced former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, who has joined this year’s Strictly line-up as a late addition after Jamie Laing had to withdraw due to injury – and is therefore now unable to appear at St Helens this Christmas. Robin Windsor waltz’s into St Helens Theatre Royal to join a fantastic cast in Aladdin, which runs from Saturday 7 December 2019 through to Sunday 12 January 2020. Robin’s talent has also seen him be part of Dancing With The Stars in Australia, and So You Think You Can Dance in Holland. He was also asked to assist in the choreography for the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance. Robin began his time with Strictly in 2010, and his partners have included

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Anita Dobson, Patsy Kensit, Lisa Riley, and Deborah Meaden. Robin Windsor commented: “I love the audiences in the NorthWest and can’t wait to join the gang in St. Helens, I’ve heard they’re a rowdy bunch! I’ve played the Genie in the past and am over the moon to be playing the main man.” St Helens Theatre Royal invites audiences on a magical carpet ride this

Christmas time when Aladdin flies in from Saturday 7 December 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020. Tickets are on sale now! Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. For more information, please visit: www. sthelenstheatreroyal.com Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/StHelens-Theatre-Royal Follow us on Twitter: @TheatreRoyalStH


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BRING YOUR TRAINEE ELVES ON THE ELF ADVENTURE CHALLENGE AT ST. GEORGE’S HALL THIS YEAR.

Join in with the music, fun and story and when they complete the challenges successfully they will earn a certificate and the title of ‘Honorary Elf’….and who knows, they may be called on to help Santa in his duties……. Interactive, fun sessions for families with children from 2-10 years Sessions last for 50 minutes and ticket prices include a colour Christmas storybook

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Complete the challenges and earn your title of Honorary Elf 45 minute interactive fun session. Storytelling, music & challenges Festive family fun for 2-10 year olds Join us at Liverpool St. George’ s Hall, 1st-24th December 2019 FREE beautifully illustrated book for child tickets. Child tickets, £13.50, Adults £5.50 16


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Elf Adventure Challenge (Saturday 30 November – Tuesday 24 December)

Carols By Lantern Light (Sunday 8 December)

Luna Winter Cinema (Tuesday 17 December – Monday 23 December)

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On Sunday 10 November, the City of Liverpool commemorates all fallen servicemen and servicewomen during a Service of Remembrance on St George’s Plateau. All are welcome to pay their respects and full details can be found at: www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/service-ofremembrance

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he BTR Liverpool Santa Dash is back for its 16th consecutive year and entries are now open. Highly regarded as the city’s kick-start to Christmas, the festive 5K fun run will see Liverpool transformed into a sea of red, blue and mini Santas on Sunday 1 December 2019. Santas will gather at Pier Head Liverpool for a 9.30am start, before heading through the Royal Albert Dock

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They then make their way through Liverpool city centre before crossing the finish line outside Liverpool Town Hall. To claim complimentary bus travel to or from the city centre, Santas must be wearing their Santa suit and race number on the morning, or their Santa suit and finishers’ medal when travelling home afterwards. For more details visit www.btrliverpool. com/santa-dash Website www.btrliverpool.com Facebook Facebook/BTR Liverpool Twitter @BTRLiverpool Hashtag #LiverpoolSantaDash

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Sunday 1st December 2019 Royal Albert Dock Liverpool


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VIENNA CHRISTMAS MARKETS Christmas is coming up, so why not head somewhere festive for your holidays by booking flights to Vienna with Liverpool John Lennon Airport?! Vienna is an epicentre of breathtaking architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and refined culture – and there are so many more reasons to visit. The whole city is enamoured with its coffee culture, musical diversity and a striking mix of imperialist buildings and modern structures. Twice-weekly flights from Liverpool to Vienna commenced at the end of October, with Austrian airline Lauda making its LJLA bow. VIENNA – CAPITAL OF THE CHRISTMAS MARKET A festive break away isn’t complete without a visit to a charming Christmas market full of hand-crafted gifts, traditional food and drink and lots more. Vienna has one of the most revered Christmas market programmes on the continent, hosting festive venues at various locations across the city. Whether you’re looking to warm with a mug of mulled wine or want to pick up a present for your loved ones, there’s nowhere better to go in the build-up to Christmas than Vienna. VIENNESE DREAM CHRISTMAS MARKET Located in front of the Rathaus (City Hall) is one of 22

the most popular markets in Vienna. Cast against the stunning backdrop of the City Hall, you’ll find a host of different stalls selling handmade gifts, hot drinks and delicious food, including various würstelstands – Viennese staples that sell delicious sausages and hotdogs in a variety of flavours. The Viennese Dream is a great market to visit with family, or as an entry on an itinerary for a romantic getaway. Carol singers provide a backing track on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and entry is free. CHRISTMAS VILLAGE AT BELVEDERE PALACE A perfect example of Vienna flaunting its beautiful architecture, the Christmas Village at

Belvedere Palace combines traditional Germanic festivities with the building’s baroque-style to provide a unique background to eat, drink and shop to. There are more than 40 beautifully-decorated stalls to wander around whilst you take in the palace grounds and festive atmosphere. Expect elaborate Christmas decorations and delicious food so save some space in your suitcase and bring your appetite! Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s new route to Vienna flies twice weekly with Lauda. Book your flights at Laudamotion.com Find out more about the 70+ destinations from LJLA LiverpoolAirport.com/ Destinations, or take a look at our package deals and personalised breaks with Liverpool Airport Holidays at LiverpoolAirport.com/ Holidays.


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Daniel Craig is back

for one last turn as the greatest spy of them all in new Bond film No Time to Die, but even now, is he ready to hand over the reins?

TIME IS UP FOR 007 I n recent years, his clinging on to the role has been as much down to a lack of a strong, readyto-go replacement, not that Daniel is yet pondering life post-exit with too much certainty. “I’m still concentrating on the present, and that is this year’s project,” he begins. “I have enjoyed talking about and thinking about the new Bond film as much as I have any of the others, and that tends to be the way it goes.”

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“I guess it all goes back to the fact that, even as a child, I knew that if you weren’t in this game for doing something like Bond, then what would you be in it for? If an opportunity doesn’t arise to become famous, wealthy and successful, then why are you doing it? If you’re going to take on Bond,

you’ve got to be able to enjoy the ride, and I genuinely think I have done.”

While so much of the success behind Daniel Craig’s portrayal of 007 has been the man himself, the Chester-born actor has the humility to admit there is so much more to the package. “People talk about Bond, about stunning locations and death-defying stunts, but for me it’s always come down to the story. Any of the big set pieces in Bond, they evolve, and that’s how good cinema comes about. You have to trust that will happen, but that will only happen if the story holds together. If it doesn’t, you can end up with the best stunt sequences in the

world and it’s not going to make any difference.” “That’s where most of the hard work is done, at the beginning, with the story,” he admits. “Then the creatives are brought in, and the production designers, stunt coordinators and special effects guys.” “I know I will really miss seeing such talented people doing amazing things, but you have to be honest with yourself and admit there is a time to go.”


The strapping actor’s other reason for stepping aside is, of course, because the pitter-patter of tiny feet is filling the air again. In truth though, even Daniel Craig would have done a doubletake at the implausibility of a film script supposing he would become a father again at the age of 50. But a return to 3am feeds with Rachel Weisz leaves 007 brimming, and his beautiful wife thrilled at the chance to “do it all over again”. “It does feel like another opportunity to do all those wonderful things I’d forgotten about,” he says. “Whether I can still do them the way I used to be able to remains to be seen, but I’m glad of the time to be able to at least try!” Certainly, his daughter, whose name has not yet been released, will grow up having a view on Bond that many of us have forgotten – namely that it’s not Daniel Craig under that sharp suit. For the actor, it’s a good thing: “I’m looking forward to what’s next, and in my head, the more diverse the better,” he says. “I’m trying to get on with things and look for stuff that I want to do. I’m certainly not after sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, I like to entertain people. And I’m not looking for credibility – if you do, it doesn’t work.”

“But I am looking to explore beyond the confines of Bond, and I think I still have a lot to offer.” And while the threat of being typecast still hovers close by, certainly you feel the actor’s humility should be enough to guide him forward. Evidence? Well, when asked what his favourite Bond movie was across the previous 24 incarnations, he chuckles back, “Certainly not one of mine!”

DANIEL CRAIG, LOVES AND HATES LOVES

NEW YORK CITY “A vibrant and stimulating place like no other. No-one really pays any attention to me except if I stand in one place too long, so I keep moving. (Laughs)” COOKING “I do everything in the kitchen... I enjoy spending time with Rachel. We love to cook together.” PLAYING BOND “If you’re going to do that sort of stuff, you’ve just got to get it right. You’ve got to give it your best shot. When you’ve got all that talent, everyone gunning to make it good, you’ve got to get it.”

PERFORMING LIVE ON STAGE “Standing up in front of people and pretending to know what you’re talking about is hard. It’s a world away from film but I love the thrill of it.”

HATES

NOT GOING TO BARS “Back in the day, you could go and have a drink in the bar, get drunk, fall over, have a good time and noone would know about it. But now everyone’s got a camera, so you can’t live a normal life any more… which is sad, because I like bars.” BEING PERCEIVED AS GRUMPY “I’m rubbish at grinning on demand so I’m branded as mean and moody when I’m photographed. I’m just not that person, honestly!” ABUSE OF WOMEN “I grew up in an environment of girls... I have a problem with any kind of power prevaricating, especially if directed against women.” TECH IN THE BEDROOM “There’s nothing technological allowed in the bedroom.... If the iPad goes to bed, I mean, unless you’re watching porn on the internet, it’s a killer. We have a ban on it.” 25


TH EATR E LIVERPOOL’S ROYAL COURT HAVE ANNOUNCED THEIR CHRISTMAS SHOW FOR 2019 AND IT WILL BE THE SCOUSE SNOW WHITE! Just like the last few Christmas shows, the show is only suitable for those aged 16 and over so treat yourselves to a babysitter and book in for a great night out!

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ast year’s Christmas show, The Scouse Cinderella, was a record breaker for the theatre, selling out shows throughout the run. This year is selling even faster with audiences quick to take up the one and two course meal options with customers able to book a pre-show main course and a dessert that will be delivered to their tables during the interval. Kevin Fearon, writer of The Scouse Nativity and The Scouse Cinderella, will again be penning the script with Chris Mellor directing. The cast has been confirmed as Samantha Arends, Jamie Clarke, Michael Fletcher, Stephen

Fletcher, Lindzi Germain, Andrew Schofield, Hayley Sheen and Keddy Sutton. The beautiful Snow White runs into some dwarves in the forest and six out of seven of them aren’t happy. She might be the fairest of them all but her new housemates keep calling her a high hoe. Some minging witch is trying to give her an apple with a virus and a weird old letch is waiting for her to pass out so he can kiss her! Eeew! The Royal Court Christmas show is always packed with great live music and more silly jokes than you can shake a tiny pickaxe at.

Kevin Fearon, Executive Producer at Liverpool’s Royal Court and writer of the show: “The Royal Court Christmas show has got a great reputation for being, funny, silly and packed with great music. Last year’s show was our most successful ever so we have set the bar pretty high! Box Office phones have been ringing solidly since the show went on sale in March and the cast are having a whale of a time in rehearsals so we are all set for another great Christmas at The Court!” The show contains some strong language and the recommended age limit is 16+. Anybody under the age of 14 will be turned away.

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I am a business owner and director of Dasala Ltd a performance coaching and business consultancy business. I work across all sectors with a focus on leadership and senior management with a mind to always help individuals and teams to perform at their best. I speak across the UK and Europe as a keynote speaker to audiences of managers and leaders from business.

Zie l schmerz Ok, I’m showing off a bit now ... this is my new favourite word. The Germans have just the best words to describe things. So what does Zielschmerz mean? The literal meaning is the dread of getting what you want. It’s a bit of a strange theory to wrestle with ... why would anybody be scared of getting what they want ... I guess it’s more about daring to dream but not doing anything about your dream because you think it’s out of reach ... or maybe thinking that you just don’t deserve it The thing about dreams is that they are ideas and concepts that you have in your head and they excite you. And they remain dreams because you haven’t yet experienced

them. But mostly they remain dreams because you don’t quite know where to start to make them happen. Well, the starting point is don’t be afraid to feel afraid. Courage and vulnerability go hand in hand when you set out on a dream a good dollop of apprehension is good for you because it keeps you grounded. Once you accept that a bit of fear is ok there’s something else you need to know. Failure is ok too. I know lots of successful people and I don’t think I know any that succeeded at their first attempt, so by definition they have failed along the way. In some cases many times. Failure is a part of the journey.

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And then of course there is the plan. The steps. The milestones. The goals. These are the things you need to articulate so that you set a clear path to fulfilling your dream. I should now admit that Zielschmerz is a word invented recently by a guy called John Koenig ... it really does mean ‘the dread of getting what you want’ ... and it definitely does exist as a state of mind ... because if a person doesn’t take the first step to make their dream come true then the fear and dread wins. If you want to find out how to take the first step or learn about other methods and strategies to help your own personal development please email me at darren@ dasala.co.uk.

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I have also been reunited on the microphone hosting events with 2 of my favourite people, firstly Scott Hughes who I teamed up with to host the biennial Motor Neurone ball with at The Titanic Hotel which resulted in raising £11000, and also Jay Hynd when we also go together at the Titanic to celebrate 25 years of the incredible work that MSIF have done for this City. It

S I M M O really is a privilege to host these events and see first hand what goes on in our wonderful City that perhaps people aren’t always aware of. It was an honour to host Everton in the Community & BTR “If you 5Know your History” run and congratulate people crossing the finish line at the Isla Gladstone where they had run across the city form Goodison. Had the life scared out of me once again at Farmageddon when I showed myself up in front of my teenage daughter and her mates by being a quivering wreck in the corner. I can’t seem to stop myself going back to try and unleash my fears! On a slightly less scary note – finished a busy month watching the fantastic Little Mix with Melodie at the M&S Bank Arena who put on such a great show – and it was clear they loved being in our fantastic city.


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Beating the dark This time of year is all about the dark. Dark mornings, dark nights, leave work an its dark, go to work an its dark, it can seem like we are living in complete darkness. Darker mornings and evenings can make us feel cosy but they can also lower our vibrational state making us feel more tired, sadder, and much less energy and motivation. We can either accept that its winter an we ‘just feel like this’ OR we can take control of our life with my top tips for beating the dark. 1. Let there be light in the morning. You already know that mornings are hardest so lets be prepared for the dark. I found leaving a light on very effective, wether that be in the hall or a lamp next to your bed that you can flick on first thing. The best way for me to let in the light is to immediately open the curtains, even if its still dark it is a message to your brain that you are awake. Get the light in. 36

2. Water Start the morning off with a glass of water, wake up our body and our mind with a drink. Mostly people reach for a coffee first, trying switching your first drink to water and see how much of a refreshing difference it makes. Have a water ready for when you come downstairs in the fridge or have some by your bed and let that be the first thing you do. 3.Splash your face. A cold splash of water to wake yourself up out of your sleepy haze is the best thing to do instead of being groggy for half an hour, its a great substitute for coffee and a better habit too. (not washing your face with coffee, drinking it, can you tell I don’t drink it by now…) 4. Get Mindful and kind with yourself Now is the time for being super mindful with yourself, be mindful of your thoughts, words, feelings and actions, and be super mindful of being kind to yourself. This is the time when we start with the negative self talk

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because we are in a lower vibrational state. It doesn’t have to be this way, be mindful of kindness to yourself. 5. Wake up. This is the biggest one for me here, no snoozing your alarm, and no laying in bed when its time to get up. Laying there in the warm makes it so much harder to get up and start your day. Start your day the second the alarm goes off. Beat the snooze and your half way there to a better day already. The dark mornings and dull days can add to us feeling lower but remember we have the chance every day to lift ourselves up.


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fter recently winning “Best Live Entertainer” at The Liverpool Lifestyle Awards 2019 singer/ songwriter Cal Ruddy has launched his longanticipated debut album “Elliston Place”. Elliston Place was written over a couple of weeks of writing sessions in Nashville, Tennessee in September 2017. Ruddy collaborated with several successful songwriters such as Allen McKendree Palmer of Palmer Global Ink and some of his writers including Corey Lee Barker, Blake Densmore, Pevy Pevahouse and John Legend and India Arie’s producer, the late Blue Miller. Cal’s trip to Nashville was crowdfunded with a successful Gofundme campaign that raised £5000 with donations from across the globe showing that Cal has a growing international fanbase. One on one writing sessions with these writers inspired Cal to broaden his writing style, conjuring

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couple of months ago I was thrilled to receive The Positive Award for Healing at the Hilton Hotel in a Liverpool with a room full of inspirational people and children, celebrating diversity through adversity, over coming struggles turning negative experiences into positives. I have been practising Healing for over 20 years and to achieve this award was truly amazing and heartfelt. So what is the healing I do? What’s it all about? What’s the buzz about Angelic Reiki? There are many forms of Reiki Healing. Rei -meaning Universal, Ki meaning Life energy. 20 years ago Holistic Healing was usually a last resort, fast forward to now and we are so aware of our own health and well-being we are familiar with a plethora ancient healing techniques.

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How to Make People like You (On Instagram) Instagram updated its algorithm this weekend, and everyone lost their minds!! Remember how borrowed time meant we could create cool Instagram captions? No? Well, anyway, that’s dead. Let’s continue. #1. I can’t help you. Seriously though, it’s rough out there!! Everyone and their mother is fighting over every morsel of attention on Instagram. I can’t help you. LOL. Just kidding. Algorithm updates can’t keep us apart... You have to upgrade your Instagram caption game though and become an interesting person otherwise I legit can’t help you..

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#2. It’s showtime!! Now is the time to go hard and remember that you took a DNA test, and you’re 100% that bitch!! People are truly awful. Once you remember that, you can move on with

your life and be happy. Not relevant, but super important life lesson… #3. The actual facts are cool. I’ll stop playing. You need Instagram for your business, right? This is super simple but accurate. Post once every three days, at least. Use location hashtags. Make yourself visible locally. Use up to ten hashtags in every Instagram story. Use industry and local hashtags. Your Story views just multiplied like Gizmo in Gremlins after midnight when you throw water on him. You’re welcome! Hack the algorithm by being consistent. No, I don’t mean start calling that

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Hello Lifestyle readers,

Tiling splash back and cutting tiles

After a busy summer of building, October was our opportunity to wind-down and chase a bit of belated sunshine.

Things you will need:

I am currently experiencing a large dose of the holiday blues as Laura, Nelly and I have recently returned from a two-week trip to Cyprus. It was lovely to escape our schedules and enjoy some much-needed family time. We spent our time exploring the island during the day and eating lots of delicious local cuisine in the evening. One of the many highlights from the trip was visiting the family home of Stavros Flatley who welcomed us with open arms – they loved their cuddle with Nelly too. For those that might not know who they are, they are a British-Greek Cypriot father and son dancing act who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 and most recently brought their act back to the stage during Britain’s Got Talent the Champions. Aside from soaking up the sun, I got back into the Ideal World studio to film more with Wagner and scaled treetops at the Dream Build as part of some landscaping work we are doing at the house. The view from the top made the house look even more impressive and everything looks much tidier now ready for winter. I would also like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to my niece Kelly who in October won the 2019 Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award at a recent Celebrating Enterprising Women event in Merseyside. She co-owns Connect Studios which offer performance arts, fitness and yoga and has worked so hard to make the studio into what it is today.

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18v tile cuter Adhesive spreader Grouting spatula Tape measure Sprit level Sponge

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Materials Tiles Pre-mixed adhesive and grout Tile spacers

Tiling is a wonderful way of changing the look and feel to any kitchen or bathroom. It’s not only nice to look at from a design aspect but far more hygienic and less maintenance is involved. •

To start off, finding the focal point or centre of the area you are about to tiling is vital. Mark in the centre so you have equal cuts both sides.

Using the tile adhesive spreader, comb the tile adhesive evenly and then you can start to fix the tiles from the centre working your way out, applying tile spacers as you go. Apply the second course using the same principals.

Cut straight or corners tiles using a cordless circular tile saw. After one hour remove spacers, clean off excess tile adhesive then leave for 24 hours to dry.

Apply grout using a plastic grout spatula, pushing it deep into the gaps.

After about 10 minutes start to polish off using a sponge to get a nice smooth finish.

Since last month’s column the clocks have gone back which means those dreaded dark evenings have now settled in. With this in mind, the following DIY Tip is something that you can do inside. All the best,

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ctober 11th 2019 saw the release of “Smile”, the debut single from young Irish artist (and adopted scouser), Conleth McGeary. Described by the Liverpool Echo as “The young Irish Phenomenon taking over Liverpool”, Conleth has been selling out venues across his adopted city throughout 2019, recentlyadding venues in Belfast and London to venues across the Middle East where his shows sold out immediately they were announced.

no matter what the circumstance. This song was inspired by a charity I really have a lot of time for, Age UK. Combating loneliness in elderly people. I think we should make one small effort and call our grandparents, older famiy or friends, and even

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