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HELLO AUGUST How is your summer holiday going?

may happen. Making special memories is priceless.

I am having a ball in Cyprus with my children, we’re having the most wonderful time. People ask me how difficult it was to fly and like with everything, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Don’t listen to the news, it’s really straightforward to hop on a plane once you’ve had your PCR tests. Of course the additional expense for the tests on return to the UK is annoying but you have to weigh up the benefits of being able to travel against the expense and small inconvenience of this. And one thing the last 18 months has taught me is to live life with no regrets, take risks, do everything you can because you never know what

Work is exploding, YESSSSS! Since the finalist of the forthcoming Liverpool Lifestyle Awards were announced at the end of last month, the response has been incredible with over 5000 votes in the first weekend and we’re almost sold out - only a couple of tables left. This really all be the social and business event of the year so if you haven’t already, get your rickets through me I promise an unforgettable night. Liverpool Fashion Week is also around the corner and I am excited to see what’s going on the catwalk and catch up with models and my team past and present. Again if you want to get involved, message me.

This month’s magazine is an excellent read as always, so much going on in our fabulous region, filled with talented and inspirational people. Don’t forget to follow us on social media too for daily updates and as always, stay memorable,

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More coaches on the road from August to boost Liverpool’s economy


he UK’s largest coach operator will be providing a welcome boost for jobs and tourism in Liverpool as more vehicles hit the road this Summer.

The familiar white coaches restarted operations on a limited network of services in March following an 11 week suspension in response to the national lockdown.

National Express is increasing its overall operation of scheduled coach services by 21%*, adding thousands of extra journey options per day to its national network.

John Boughton, Commercial Director at National Express UK Coach, said: “We’ve been working hard to rebuild our network and are excited by the growing demand for coach travel.

This includes an increased number of routes available through Liverpool including the new 551 service to London. 6

It’s great to see coaches back on the road, helping people visit friends and family and take much

needed holidays and day trips. “This is good news for the coach station team at Liverpool One, the network of local coach companies who operate services on our behalf, and for the shops, restaurants, hotels and visitor attractions in the city. “This expansion has provided additional work for our existing workforce and created new long-term job opportunities for the future.” For more information,visit

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This is the third new route from Liverpool to be announced in the past three weeks and adds to Wizz Air’s growing network by becoming their 13th route from LJLA.

across the region a great choice of destinations to choose from over the coming weeks and months, once international travel restrictions are lifted next week.

izz Air, the leading lowcost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe have today announced another new service to beinformation added to or further contact: We are delighted to see Paul Winfield, their growing network obinfrom Tudor, Head Liverpool John Lennon Airport Wizz Air continue to Liverpool John Lennon Liverpool John of PR, develop their business Airport’ Director of Lennon Airport (LJLA) e-mail: b: 07710 328554, from Liverpool, creating Aviation Development with flights to the Italian more opportunities for commented, “The capital of Rome set to passengers from across commence this Summer. region’s travellers have the North West and been largely grounded Three times weekly North Wales to travel for most of the past 14 flights are due to start months, but we believe to a growing number of on 1st July 2021 in time European destinations that the demand for for the peak Summer international travel direct from Liverpool.” season departing on remains strong, which is To book and for Tuesdays, Thursdays and why we have continued more information Saturdays and sees the to work closely with on Wizz Air’s return of flights to the our airline partners to Liverpool network, visit Italian capital for the first offer passengers from time in over 2 years. 8

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om Jones’ career has spanned over half a century, and has seen him win many accolades including a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement. A global star, who was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen in 2006, he has amassed 36 top 40 UK hits and has a continued worldwide reputation as one of the great vocalists, earning the nickname ‘The Voice’. He continues to be a coach on the hit ITV show of the same name. Returning to Haydock Park he will be performing from his huge repertoire of hits, spanning


genres and generations including ‘Kiss’, ‘Delilah’ and ‘It’s Not Unusual’.

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Imelda has toured extensively and performed with the likes of Van Morrison and U2, appeared on multiple shows (notably some jawdropping performances on Later… With Jools Holland), and hosted her own programme on Irish TV, The Imelda May Show. Demonstrating her versatility, not to mention her brilliance on any kind of stage, in August 2017 she sang the Irish national anthem in Las Vegas’s

While music has always been Megan McKenna’s prime passion, she first came to prominence as a television personality on shows like ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’. In 2017 ‘There’s Something About Megan’ saw her travel to Nashville to experience the country music scene she had always loved and introduced her talents as a musician for the first time. The show’s success resulted in her debut

country album ‘Story Of Me’. Released in 2018, two singles from the album debuted at #1 & #2 on iTunes, knocking Taylor Swift and Pink off the top of the charts. The following year she won ‘The X Factor: Celebrity’, her performances firing her into the iTunes Top 5 during every week of the competition.

2021 13th August - Rick Astley Newmarket Racecourses 28th August - Tom Jones Haydock Park Racecourse* 28th August - McFly Newmarket Racecourses^ 2022 10th June - Nile Rodgers & CHIC - Aintree Racecourse

15th July - The Script Newmarket Racecourses 27th July - Nile Rodgers & CHIC - Sandown Park Racecourse 12th August - Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra Newmarket Racecourses * Tom Jones at Haydock Park is a standalone concert and does not feature racing prior. Tickets for all shows are available now at

This performance will be taking place on a nonraceday and as such there will only be one enclosure (Grandstand & Paddock). Tickets are on sale now via Tickets for Tom Jones start at £43.12 for adults and £22.40 for children (inclusive of transaction fees). Children aged four and below are free of charge, children from five to 17 years old must have a ticket to attend. All T&C’s are available on haydock. There will be hospitality packages available to suit all budgets and you can book with confidence as The Jockey Club Live offers a money back guarantee if cancelled. In addition to Haydock Park, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting live concerts at Sandown Park and Newmarket this summer, returning to Aintree, Market Rasen and Carlisle Racecourses in 2022.



Lifestyle chats to Mr Tumble Liverpool How long have you been Mr Tumble Liverpool? I started MTL in April 2019 How did it start? My nephew and his little friend was convinced I looked like him, we tried to hire someone for his birthday/ christening and struggled to find someone local an affordable that done Mr Tumble, the guy we found lived down south and would have ended up costing 100's of pounds to bring to Liverpool. So after searching with no luck I decided to have my first costume made and that I'd get dressed up and get some pictures hopefully he'll believe, I done this and everyone at the party loved it and was asking me to come to their party ext that was back in 2015. I was no where near as confident of have the experience I have now but decided to give it a go .......I got a job opportunity to work away so I snapped it up went to work across the country for an outdoor children's centre and then 12

found an opportunity to go abroad to places like Turkey, Greece and the Alps and more. Have you met Justin Fletcher and what was it like? We've not met face to face unfortunately however, we've worked together on a project during the lockdown last year for Follow Your Dreams Charity who I'm an ambassador for. The wrong thing was crazy as you can tell from my face on the picture attached, I wasn't expecting him to join the zoom either........we had planned to surprise one of our charity members with a video chat from Mr Tumble and Santa when Justin joined us too! Crazy was so much fun... What do you love about what you do? I love

that I'm making people happy, from children to parents, aunties, uncle's grandparents and everyone the smiles the laughter it fuesl to my fire. The reactions from some people genuinely make me so happy, I've had people crying with happiness because theirs child is having so much fun or is so happy and to have that effect on people is crazy. I love it. Do you do sign language? I do! I've completed my level 1, 2 and 3 in Makton with Makaton Charity and use different levels of Makaton everyday depending on who I'm working with and the type of performance I'm doing. Did you make your costumes? I don't personally however, they are tailor made by a

fantastic seamstress who works so hard with all the details to make it look so good!

was a big part of why I've been nominated along with the charity work I've done over the years.

How exhausting is it being a kids entertainer? Being a children's entertainer can be tiring BUT the exhausting side is the business side of things haha! You'll know yourself Amanda Being self employed can be tough I'm responsible for everything from advertising, taking with bookings, payments and invoicing, cleaner etc as well as ensuring I'm covered/insured, trained and qualified as well as then being the face of it all and performing each day and working. It can be long hard and tiring but worth it.

What has been your biggest booking? Taking part in a 5 day residential in Wales for Follow Your Dreams Charity was so much fun and opened the door to so many opportunities and is truly the reason I became and ambassador for them. I fell in love with their vision and passion for supporting children and young people either this or a weekly stint over summer for local councils working on their summer projects offering my services.

You’ve been described as inspirational, why do you think this? It's shocked and surprised me to be honest, I sat back when I found out and was thinking what have I done to be an inspiration. I'm hoping I've inspired people to SMILE nothing else haha during the lockdowns it was hard and I knew if I sat and done nothing I'd have struggled with my mental health so I decide to do a live stream every morning from 10am,boo some dancing and singing an have some fun and hopefully help boost people's morales and keep the kids happy, I think this

What are your plans for the future? To continue to elevate the MTL brand I have created and hopefully one day be in a position to open my own centre in the city that’s inclusive for all. My goal is to offer a family centre which will be open and accessible to all offering all different levels of support, services and facilities that will benefit families and young people's development/ well-being. Do you follow everything Mr Tumble does? I've followed Justin over the years and watched the amazing work he's done and how he's helped elevate Makaton ........ in my performance or personality I do follow him

however I've definitely made MTL my own I can’t hide that I'm a scouser so I've embraced it and i always say I'm not Mr Tumble I'm Mr Tumble Liverpool haha I have my own spin on Mr tumble. What do kids love about you? I don’t know, my smile my personality haha! I think the fact i love what I do and have a passion for making people happy and smile and giving them a good time and I think it shows and thats why both children and adults enjoy what I do. Although I'm first admit I'm scary to some and not everyone's cup of tea haha. What were you doing before this? Before this I was a nursery worker /Play Worker for a private day nursery and before that I was a kids club entertainer and child minder abroad. Can you imagine ever doing anything else now? I never in a million years imagined I'd be doing this 2 years on and having the level of success I have with it all and the support I've hard from the city has been amazing and I'm so grateful. I don't want to imagine what I'd be doing if it wasn't this! I know I wouldn't be as happy and as motivated though! 13




Liverpool business woman suffering from chronic bipolar who watched her business fold under the pandemic has launched a new business to motivate others never to give up. Award winning beauty therapist and skin specialist Claire Whittle was forced to close her salon, CJ in the City, during lockdown. Whilst at home she developed Papillon Beauty, developing an exclusive range of false lashes that can safely be reapplied 30 times as well as fragrant cuticle oils. Claire, 45, whose condition often forces her to stay in bed for days on end, refused to let the pandemic defeat her and kept her mind busy developing the new beauty products which sell online.

Claire said, “I have always spoken out about my mental health because it 14 14

if can just help one other person then I feel I have helped someone. I have a wonderfully supportive family and friends network but it can still be very lonely when you have mental health issues. I needed to keep my mind active and strong because it is so easy to hide under the duvet and forget the world. But my passion has

always been beauty and it was devastating watching the salon close and see my income nosedive. I had the choice to despair but I dig deep and thought, no, I am going to fight this.” Papillon Beauty has a growing instagram following and works with influencers such as… Melissa Jacques.




Espresso Martini IS the the Brits' favourite cocktail!


t saw of the likes of Mojitos, Pina Coladas and Sex on the Beach for the overwhelming share of the Great British public's affection, landing the much-coveted crown. We've included two stepby-step recipes and there is a folder of images to use here. Just Eat for Business’ Cocktail Championship reveals which cocktails come out on top, based on data from the UK’s most popular recipe site. The study revealed that vodka is the most popular spirit, while citrus is the favourite fruit accompaniment in both alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks.


Includes reaction from cocktail bartender Mr Lyan, as well as Londonbased mixologist Harp Mann.

Espresso Martini recipe • 60ml Vodka (or switch to good quality Spiced Rum). • 30ml Hot Espresso Coffee. • 15ml Coffee Liqueur eg. Kahlua for sweeter version or Tia Maria for less sweet. • 7.5ml Sugar Syrup. Garnish: 3 Coffee Beans Add all to the shaker half filled with ice, shake for 20 seconds, double strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with Coffee beans in a corner of glass in a triangle shape to represent Love, Happiness and Prosperity.

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RECIPE Summer bbqs are the best - try this beautiful Asian wasabi, Chinese five spice chicken thigh skewers, with mixed grains, roasted veg, king mushrooms with a dash of lime. By Paul Watters •

The rub for the chicken

1/2 teaspoon of chinese five spice

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1/2 teaspoon of wasabi powder

1 /2 teaspoon of dried coriander 1 /2 teaspoon of chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder Juice of 1 lime

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. For the chicken thighs 600g chicken thighs off the bone. Cut the chicken into thumb size chunks, and mix the rub well into the chicken and refrigerate overnight or for at least two hours prior to cooking. Kebabs 1 red pepper (cut into chunks) 1 green pepper (cut into chunks) 2 red onions (cut into chunks) 1 bulb of garlic (peeled and keeping cloves whole) Soak the skewers in warm water. This will help prevent them from burning. Place red onion, 18

chicken, green pepper, garlic, chicken and repeat. This will give you four good sized Kebabs if you have any left over even better spoil yourself make another. The grains 500g of cooked mixed grains (available in all good supermarkets). The veggies 300g King oyster mushrooms(sliced) 6 large spring onion (cut in half length ways) 200g mini sweet peppers (cut in half length ways) 1 lime cut in half 220g tender stem broccoli (trimmed) The method Pre heat the oven to 180. Gather a griddle pan and Place on the heat to a high heat. Gently Place the chicken on the pan allow

to cook for 5 minutes on one side flip over and repeat. Place into a oven proof dish and place in the oven. Keep pan on the stove and add broccoli and cook for 3-4 minutes and place in the oven along with the chicken. Add the rest of the veg and cook for 3 minutes and place with the rest of the ingredients and cook for 10 minutes. In two separate pans cook the mushrooms and grains in a little olive oil with salt and pepper for 2-3 minutes on a high heat. The magic Your food will be ready to serve. Gather a large platter and sprinkle some of the grains over the board, arrange the rest of the veg around the platter and be careful as dish will be hot and place chicken in the middle garnish with picked coriander or parsley and serve with a preference of a dip enjoy. For further food ideas please contact me on or on my Facebook page simple tasty healthy by Paul Watters.

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t is timed to coincide with the staging of the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie Golf Links when the eyes of the world are firmly focused on the Individuals can share their women’s game. #WhyIGolf stories now The week aims to unite the for an opportunity to be golf industry and celebrate featured in our national the successes of women videos or on the England and girls both on and off Golf website. the course. Clubs and facilities can England Golf – the also deliver activities governing body for the during the week – England club and amateur game Golf has created a range of is the driving force behind assets. the initiative which is now Go to www.englandgolf. in its fourth year. org/WhyIGolf for full As well as involving media details on how to share outlets in the promotion stories, get involved of the women’s game, and watch this year’s there is the chance for the promotional video. golfing public – both male and female – to join in the There are seven themes for the week – one for online fun. each day of the campaign There are three ways for – and these cover all areas the golfing community to of the game and the golf get involved: industry. During Women and Girls Monday – Careers: in Golf Week use the Introducing inspiring #WhyIGolf in posts on women who are blazing a Instagram, Twitter and trail in the golf industry. Facebook and remember Tuesday – Volunteering: to tag in England Golf. A chance for everyone to

shout about those unsung volunteers who are key to the game’s success. Wednesday – Health and wellbeing: Engaging conversations with women who have found golf to be a transformative experience for mental and/ or physical health reasons. Thursday – Competing: A chance to hear from those who love the buzz of competition. Friday – Role models: Taking a leaf from the many women who inspire by their actions not only at the top of the game, but also at grassroots level. Saturday – Newbies: Focusing on those who are new to the game – and who now couldn’t live without it. Sunday - Join the club: A rallying call for those on the outside to come and join the golfing party! Lauren Spray – women and girls in golf manager at England Golf – said: “Every year we look to build on the previous campaign and ensure that the amazing stories involving women and girls in golf are given the exposure they deserve. “I’m always a firm believer in the phrase if you can’t see it, you can’t be it.



Flight Academy sessions take place on board the Runway Visitor Park’s retired DC10 airliner and youngsters can get a feel for what it would be like to sit in the cockpit and take control of a commercial aircraft. A ticket for one adult and one child costs £10, with parking available for the full day at just £5. Sessions are split into two age groups – one for children aged 4-7 years and another for those aged 8-12.


anchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park (RVP) has confirmed the return of its ever-popular Flight Academy this summer, as it reopens fully following the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions. Sessions are available up to five times per week throughout August. The Academy programme, which has been running for several years, is a firm favourite with young

families. During the 90-minute session, children taking part will learn about the different job roles that help ensure that Manchester Airport runs smoothly 365 days of the year. They then head outside to have a look at Manchester Airport’s runways, watch planes taking off and landing and see some of the various jobs that they’ve learnt about in action.

Once the Academy session has finished, families visiting the RVP can immerse themselves in the buzz of a busy international airport, watching aircraft including the giant A380 coming and going at close quarters, take in a tour of the Park’s retired airliners including the iconic Concorde, and make use of a sizeable play area and on-site café. Attractions cater to everyone from casual visitors to aviation enthusiasts.



Lifestyle columnist and Liverpool Live Radio presenter CLAUDINE HOPE H e l l o! What a month it has been. I have interviewed some amazing guests on The Boss Birds Show, I’ve recently moved house which needs renovating and my children’s hamster Taco has escaped! She is in the house somewhere and only comes out at night to eat food. Hamster hunting has become my new vocation! Actress Sherrie Hewson was a fabulous guest recently on the radio. She starred in the movie “The Slipper And The Rose” with my godmother actress, Gemma Craven. Sherrie has a new online show called “TheWonderbirds” which is the creation of actresses Debbie Arnold, Dee Anderson, Sherrie Hewson and Harriet Thorpe. On the eve of lockdown these friends had a zoom call which was so hilarious they decided that they should publish it online. They immediately 24

contacted all their celebrity friends to see if they would appear on their new chat show entitled Wonderbirds and the response has been overwhelming. In just a few months the show has had over 14 million impressions on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. Watch The Wonderbirds at www. amazingwonderbirds. com Another guest on The Boss Birds was young entrepreneur Charlotte Grant from Liverpool. In 2019 Charlotte contacted The Princess Trust at the age of only 19. She attended a course called Exploring and enterprise and gained a mentor who helped start her own beauty business called “Charlotte Grant Cosmetics”. Her signature product “Brow Soap” was launched with remarkable success and sells out incredibly fast.

Charlotte then launched her coloured lashes in blonde, ginger, brown and rainbow which have become her best seller and is now moving into hair and skin care products. Wow there is no stopping this young lady. Check it out at www. charlottegrantcosmetics. com. Look out for me in next month’s Lifestyle Magazine where I find out more juicy celeb gossip. Catch me on the Liverpool Live, Thursdays on Roy Basnett’s Mid Morning show 11am and Sundays on The Boss Birds show from 5-6pm www. Follow me on Instagram: claudine_hope_ Until Next Month Babes!

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NEW campaign in which foster carers explain how looking after children in care has changed their lives for the better has been launched in Liverpool. ‘Small moments, big difference’ features inspiring stories from three people who look after sibling groups and teenagers, and is aimed at encouraging more people to come forward to foster with the local authority. Last year the council’s fostering service received 522 referrals, of which almost one-third were brothers or sisters. Because there is a shortage of council foster carers, 31 per cent of the sibling groups were placed with external fostering agencies - some of them outside of the city, or were separated Over half of looked-after children in Liverpool are aged 10 and over, and last year alone the fostering service received 167 referrals for this group. As part of Liverpool City Council’s Recovery Pledge,

Opening Closed Doors, the fostering service aims to increase foster carers by 50 per year for the next three years. Maria’s story Liverpool foster carer Maria shares a fostering memory that made her realise the difference she’s made. With Maria’s love and support, three siblings are now truly able to be themselves. She said: "When you see the kids grow and flourish and do their own thing, you look back and you think they may not have got that far, if they'd been split up. "The thing I love about fostering is that it doesn't discriminate, anyone can become a foster carer. There's always someone out there who needs that care, who needs that love. "It's been rewarding for me. I'm 58 and I don't know when I'm ever going to stop!" Debbie and Dot’s story After two years of fostering, Debbie and Dot reflect on the equal

joy and heartache of “fostering firsts” for them and the three siblings they foster. “When he said, ‘I love you Nanny Deb and Nanny Dot’, we knew we had gained their trust. “My advice if you're thinking of fostering would be go for it! Don't wait as long as we did. But only go for it if your heart is really in it. They've had a big change in their lives, and you can make that difference, and I think we have." Stephen’s story As a sole male foster carer, Stephen is passionate about supporting teenagers at a crucial time in their lives. He said: "I try and be firm but fair. Have that banter with them and speak on their level as well as being their guardian and setting boundaries.” Find all the details and more at www.fostering. 25

FESTIVAL Fika held its first community festival last month. Over 500 people attended the music, dance and food and drink festival held at Moss Pits School in Childwall. Organsier Anthony Grice said, “It was amazing to see so many people come out and support the event, I plan for bigger and even better next year. Fika is all about supporting the local community and we will continue to do so through the coffee shop, with many more events planned. Thank you to everyone for your continuous support, it blows me away."


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