JUNE 14 2014
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triathlete Julia Grant takes a break
wonder walker Jeanette McGrath
everyday things that ruin your looks
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Inspirational women come in all shapes, sizes and ages and none demonstrate that better than wonder walker 75-year-old Jeanette McGrath. She doesn’t let age stand in the way of her passion for competitive walking. Another inspirational woman, professional triathlete Julia Grant has been single-minded about her chosen sport since she took it up around nine years ago. I find these women amazing, simply for their get up and go, the pain they put their bodies through to get to the finish line on a regular basis and their determination to succeed in whatever they do. Go you good things! And to the rest of us just trying to stay warm, hang in there. In this month’s YOU we have the ultimate in French comfort food, as well as an immune-boosting smoothie to help you keep away winter ills and chills. We have winter fashion and winter gardening and a fantastic rose pack (worth $60) to give away. Take care everyone and here’s to warm fires, warm hearts and a nice glass of warming mulled wine. Cheers, Lisa Fenwick, YOU editor
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Julia Grant is leading a life most of us can only look upon in awe. Along with a successful triathlon career, she’s young, determined, fit and healthy. From Hawaii, Colorado and Copenhagen to Wanaka, she has seen and competed in some of the most picturesque corners of the world, doing what she loves most – triathlon. The ironman athlete, who hails from an arable farm in Methven, has packed a lot into just 28 years, living a life many her age could only dream of. But in recent months she has realised there is more to life than what she’s been doing for the past six years – swimming, biking, running and nutrition. It is not always as glamorous as it sounds. She is over living out of a bag, having to travel all over the world under pressure to chase competition points and, more importantly, cash. Julia, under coach’s orders, recently finished a two-month hiatus at
Ironman athlete Julia Grant has just ended a two-month hiatus at her Methven home as she looks to make a fresh start in her career. She spoke to Myles Hume about life in and out of triathlons. her Methven home where it all began. She was burned out and needed to recharge the batteries – something she hadn’t done since she embarked on her ironman career in 2009. It came after she “hit the wall” and pulled out at the New Zealand Ironman race in Taupo, a big blow for any athlete. It was just three weeks after she had completed two half-ironman events in Victoria, Australia, with one of those being in 40°C heat. Her get-up-and-go attitude shines through, but she admits that may have been her downfall. The events are not for the faint-hearted – a full ironman demands a 3.8km swim, followed by a 180km bike ride topped with a marathon run (42km) and it can
Mucking in on the family farm in Methven is where Julia feels most at home.
take weeks, if not months to recover. But back at her parents’ Methven home is where she feels most comfortable and where she has had time to reflect on what else she can do to balance her bustling life. She’s painted the roof, helped out on the farm and taken time to develop her own gluten-free muesli. Julia may achieve some extraordinary feats in her sport, but she has the same wants and needs as any young New Zealander making their way in the world. She recently moved into what was deemed an earthquake-damaged home in Parklands, Christchurch, a house that was uninsured by its previous owners and sold to her “for a bargain”. After living in it for a couple of months
she’s had no qualms with the house which is close to the beach and Bottle Lake Forest, ideal places for her to spend countless hours training. “This is going to be my first winter in New Zealand in ages. I decided to stay here, in Christchurch, and do shorter trips overseas. I’m getting to the stage when you never have a home, always living out of a suitcase, you reach a point where it would be nice to unpack. “I can never find anything, I have got stuff here (Methven) and Christchurch and left stuff in Colorado I will never see again.” Being able to establish a home base will be largely thanks to a decision to spend more time competing in ironman races closer to home and feature more on the
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CCEED AT WHATEVER SHE DOES Challenge circuit– a major rival to the Ironman brand. Challenge differs to Ironman which demands a season entry fee and competitors have to chase points if they want to make it to the coveted world championships. Challenge is a different beast; entry is free and Julia can pick the events that fit in with her calendar. There is no pressure to earn points. “You can just pop over, it’s easier and you can work part-time, which is what I’m going to try and do.” It means she can invest more time to form her new business, Running Kiwi, which is in its infancy stages. Creating a gluten-free muesli, mainly made of buckwheat, has been the driving force behind this new venture that will see her join a small business course at the Southern Institute of Technology to hone aspects such as sales and marketing. “It’s a protein-based muesli for everyday people, athletes and recovery, not
just breakfast. It took me ages, I think I have got the product now ... I’ve been doing it at home, mum gets a bit annoyed because I have got grains sprouting around the kitchen.” She has dreams to get it on shelves in health food stores around the country in a couple of years and from there the sky is the limit. Julia says it is things like the business that add balance to her life, as triathlon can be all-consuming. It can take up to three weeks to recover from a half ironman and sometimes months after a full. Her recent holiday will be her first proper break from the sport. “It took me a long time to realise that I needed this. Most athletes take a long break and that’s good. But not me, if I’m going badly I think I need to train more, but you actually dig a hole, but I’ve realised I’ve got to have a break to actually go better.” She hopes the small business will also be a money-maker.
After leaving Christchurch Girls’ High School in 2005/4, Julia initially enrolled in teachers’ college, but left after deciding it was “a bit wishy washy” for her. Already an avid runner, at 20 she took to the bike and was selected for the under-23 New Zealand triathlon squad, funded by Triathlon New Zealand because she was racing at the shorter Olympic distance. But it was the longer, unfunded, distance that was for her, representing herself in races across the world, paid for through sponsors and prize money. Going it alone can be gruelling, especially when a modest Julia Grant has to sell herself to sponsors and chase-up prize-money from events that she ran months ago. She has hired a coach, Stephen Sheldrake, who she keeps in constant touch with over the phone. In an average ironman event, she says you must finish in the top 10 out of a field of up to 40 to be awarded prize money.
That means there is a lot of pressure to perform and sometimes profits are slim, especially when you turn up to find the field stacked with top competitors. “It differs; some give $10,000 for a win in a half ironman, that would be a good race. In others you’d get $3000 for a win and down from there. Sometimes there’s money left, sometimes you can only just cover costs. “You don’t become a millionaire, you do it because you love it and get to travel the world. You’re comfortable.” That’s where her new business Running Kiwi comes in. If it takes off, Julia will have another solid earner if she gets injured and she knows that her body probably won’t hold up forever. “That’s why you look at other things to bring in money and which are good for your mind. “When training is all you think about, it’s good to have something else in your life. Some people get injured and it’s devastating because it’s all they do.” continued over page
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Fortunately, injuries have never really plagued Julia in her triathlon career. When she was at high school she played hockey, but developed a keen interest for running. “The first few years out of school I ran heaps, probably more than I do now. Every morning 10km and then l’d run at lunch and in the evening. It was for competition and for addiction as well I think,” she said. Pounding the pavement did take its toll on her body, but since hopping on the bike and dipping in the pool, her body has gained muscle tone and with that comes less injury. “Triathlon is healthier than just running, you get more of a balance across your body.” For an elite athlete like Julia, the fuel you put in largely determines what you get out. Sometimes nutrition in the week leading up to an event can be responsible for a dud performance when athletes like her are pushed to the extreme. She has a pretty relaxed approach about what she eats and adopts the “everything in moderation” philosophy. An average day includes a flat white coffee along with her gluten-free muesli and fruit for breakfast. Come lunch it may be time for a salad or filled roll, while for dinner she tries to eat fish at least twice a week and red meat once. Instead of using energy gels for training, she bakes her own energy bars to slip into her back pocket, packed with nuts and fruit. “I eat pretty normally I wouldn’t go to a café and think I couldn’t have that muffin. “As a triathlete it’s all about recovery, you have to recover so you can do the next session well. In the first 10 minutes you’ve got to have high GI so you can restore your glycogen levels, then the next hour something a bit more normal so you can recover quicker. “If I went for a run then forgot to eat, I’d be tired for the next session.” After her two-month break, Julia is on her way to rebuilding her fitness beyond where she has ever gone before. Along with her business venture and new home, she has plans to compete in Samoa during August, before entering events through Australia and New Zealand with the hope to be peaking around November. A second placing in a half ironman in her beloved Hawaii and a solid fifth in her first full event are among her top performances. The sport has led her to live in the UK, and base herself in Colorado to compete, but she believes there is plenty of unfinished business. “I want to win one, so I need to keep going. I have done well in a few halves, but I have not got on as many podiums as I want yet.”
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Above â€“ Julia has taken time to learn more about business as she hopes to get her gluten-free muesli in stores one day and hopes to spend less time away from home to get it off the ground as she competes in events close to home. 280314-tm-014 Below â€“ Julia in action.
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YOU CAN’T KEEP A
Jeanette McGrath is tough. At age 68 she completed the New York Marathon with a broken kneecap. Ten months later she was back doing a triathlon and today, aged 75, she’s still competing. Erin Tasker reports. At 75, Jeanette McGrath says she’s slowing down. But her version of slowing down and another 75-year-old’s version of slowing down are very different. For her, slowing down means that she thinks she’ll only enter the 5km, 10km and half marathon walk at the Masters Games this year. Not surprisingly, Jeanette is the kind of person who always has to be doing something. She’s not one to sit and twiddle her thumbs, although she only discovered her love of walking at 52. She’s had her fair share of knocks along the way – a couple of minor strokes and a broken kneecap while on her walking adventures – but nothing holds her back from doing what she loves. The story of her completing the New York Marathon in 2007, aged 68, is her most incredible. She fell around the halfway mark and knew straight away she’d hurt her knee, but she just put some Voltaren on it and kept going. “I was going well; my son was following me with the internet and then I just disappeared,” Jeanette said. She made it to the finish line – with a stranger on each arm helping her – and recorded a finishing time of 7.55 hours before being taken by ambulance to
Jeanette McGrath’s love for walking has taken her around the world to well-known events like the New York Marathon.
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hospital and receiving the “surprising” diagnosis of the broken patella. She’d done half the New York Marathon with a broken kneecap; she’d taken more
than two hours longer to complete the New York Marathon than the Gold Coast Marathon, but she finished it and got to bring home her cherished New York
Marathon finisher’s medal. It’s one of many medals hanging proudly in her home and there would be a lot more in the collection had it not been for
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a fire around 10 years ago which destroyed a shed on the McGrath’s former property, where a box of her medals was among the many things destroyed. Each medal has a story and Jeanette can tell all of them; that’s because she keeps records of every event she takes part in from tramps, to 5km and 10km walks, to
half and full marathons. She’s walked around the country and the world – she’s completed eight Buller Half Marathons, her most recent half marathon was last year’s Dunedin half marathon, and earlier this year she completed a 5km fundraising walk for Multiple Sclerosis in Las Vegas (where her son, John, lives). She’s happy to go off the beaten track, having taken part in three gruelling Kepler Challenges – during one she had a minor stroke and was helicoptered out. She also suffered a minor stroke while biking the Otago Rail Trail. It takes more than that to keep Jeanette down though. Jeanette reckons she hasn’t done much since the New York Marathon, but when she actually thinks about it, works out she’s done probably 10 half marathons in those seven years. All up, she’s completed 30 half marathons. She also did a triathlon 10 months after breaking her kneecap. At age 66 she came away from the New Zealand Masters Games with 10 medals – she walked, she swam, she biked, she did the duathlon and the triathlon. There’s not much that Jeanette won’t try. She’s fit, but preparing for any event takes work. Jeanette has it down to a tee though; when she decides to enter an event she makes herself a training plan, and she sticks to it. She’s done countless events and walks over the past 20-plus years, but for Jeanette the thing she looks forward to the most is a weekly walk at Geraldine. Every Tuesday a group sets off and does an 8-12km walk at Geraldine and finishes off with a muffin and a coffee at Berry Barn. “I’m starting to run out of energy now but I keep going. “It’s harder now because I can’t keep up with the others like I used to, but it’s the Geraldine trips that keep me going,” she said. “I think it’s Geraldine that keeps me going because that keeps me motivated; you just don’t want to stop.” continued over page
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Jeanette said when she was younger she’d train for six days a week. That’s now down to three days a week and she reckons it’s just right. Jeanette has always been an active person, but in her younger days when she was bringing up three children, her fitness was limited to visits to a women’s gym on Moore Street. It wasn’t until she turned 52 that Jeanette discovered her love for walking. She joined a women’s tramping club – the kids and dads stayed at home while the mums went tramping – and she caught the bug. At 59 she joined the Ashburton Harriers Club and at 60 she completed the Outward Bound course. Her first two Kepler Challenges were when she was 64 and 65. She still goes to the gym, but she’s not a fan of weights and machines. Yoga’s more her thing these days, and some spin classes. Jeanette’s life has never been ordinary. She grew up with a father who was a magician and at age 14 she became a ventriloquist. The magic’s been boxed up and put away for a long time now though and Jeanette’s life has been dedicated to her family and keeping her mind and body active. For now, she has no real goals in terms of events she wants to complete, apart from the next Masters Games. “There’s nothing I really want to do at the moment. I’ll just take it as it comes and if something catches my eye, I’ll do it,” she said.
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GettinG rid of piGmentation
is easier than you think
by Melissa Green
ark spots, age spots or sun spots. Call it what you like but pigmentation is likely to affect us all at some stage in our life. Whether you’ve got spotty facial pigmentation or sun spots, pigmentation can be a real source of embarrassment and the sad truth is that it’s hard to avoid it. However. the good news is there are lots of ways to treat pigment spots and even more importantly, help to prevent pre-cancer cells developing. We talked with Jenny Little, owner of Transform Appearance Medicine and Laser Clinic in Christchurch, about her own experience with pigmentation and todays different treatment options. “We see a lot of clients who suffer from pigmentation, especially after summer. Clients start seeing sun spots and age spots appear and they want to deal with them” says Jenny. “We offer them many options from glycolic and retinol creams to IPL or laser
treatment and photodynamic therapy (PDT). It really depends on what is best for them.” Jenny talked to us about her own experience with treating sun spots. “Pigmentation started catching up with me in my 40’s. I started to get sun spots on my cheeks and I knew it was time to take care of them” she says. “I chose a combination of IPL and laser therapy for the sunspots. Laser and IPL are very effective in removing dark spots”. I had a pre-cancerous lesion that the doctor recommended PDT (photodynamic therapy) treatment for. I loved PDT, it was quick, easy and painless. After one week my skin looked amazing and the odd-looking spots had gone.” “The amazing thing about PDT is the research showing it helps to prevent cancer. PDT is not used for removing all brown spots, but for those spots that may be pre-cancerous. For me that reason alone was enough to do it. We are so lucky to have so many effective techniques available to us now that have real benefits beyond getting great skin.”
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THE EVERYDAY THINGS
that can ruin your looks Lots of things we do every day can ruin our looks, from washing our hair to talking to our friends. To stay looking pretty, fresh-faced and perfect, check out this list and make sure you are not doing anything to ruin your appearance. We’ll also give you remedies and solutions to each beauty dilemma.
SLEEPING CAN RUIN YOUR LOOKS Although every princess needs her beauty sleep, it could be causing your skin to age unnecessarily. Sleeping itself is not the problem (or those scary dreams where you kiss that hideous colleague of yours). The problem could be with your pillowcase, which can draw moisture away from and age your skin. It can also leave unattractive lines over your face. To combat your pillowcase problem, dermatologists recommend you invest in a silk pillow cover. Silk contains amino acids, similar to those found in moisturisers, so when we rest our heads for the night our skin is not losing any essential moisture.
APPLYING MAKEUP CAN BE BAD FOR YOUR SKIN In the UK, the average woman uses 12 beauty products a day, yet these products could be ruining your appearance rather than improving it. When we apply face creams, moisturisers and foundation, most of us are guilty of doing so with our fingers. But how many of us clean our hands beforehand? This is bad news for our skin. Our fingers harbour bacteria and applying your products in this way causes bacteria to be transferred to your face, which can cause
infection and spots. To prevent blemishes and still use your favourite beauty products, use a hand sanitiser before application, or use makeup brushes.
DRINKING STRAWS AND BOTTLES CAN AGE YOU Although drinking water can help improve the way we look by nourishing our skin, the way we actually drink
can make us look terrible. Using bottles or straws to drink is something most of us do every single day, but did you know that drinking through a bottle or straw can age our skin? Drinking in this way can give us the same lines and wrinkles around our mouths that smoking causes. If you want to stay looking young and wrinkle-free it’s time you bought a glass to get your daily water fix.
TALKING ON THE PHONE CAN BE BAD FOR YOUR SKIN If talking was an Olympic sport, we’d all be gold medallists by now and although we love kicking back and relaxing on our phones and chatting to our friends, your skin doesn’t. Think about the places we leave our phones – cafe tabletops, in the drinks holder of our car, on the seat in changing rooms and on shop countertops. We lend our phones to our friends and even leave them on the counter in public bathrooms when we wash our hands. When you think about your phone in this way, it’s not surprising that phones can cause spots and blemishes. Use antibacterial wipes and be a bit more mindful about where you leave your phone.
WASHING YOUR HAIR CAN DAMAGE IT
Though basic hygiene is obviously a vital part of your beauty regime, you have to choose your products carefully. Within most shampoos and conditioners you will find a foaming chemical called sodium laureth sulphate. Although commonly used, this chemical can damage your hair, your skin and your health. The Hair Loss Control Clinic says sodium laureth sulphate can even cause your hair growth cycle to decline and suggests the chemical can prolong your hair loss phase. Choose products that do not contain this chemical, such as organic shampoos and conditioners. For lifestyle news see www.real buzz.com
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GET MOVING TO BEAT THE
The winter months require steely determination to keep in shape. For many, it’s hard enough in summer to don the running shoes and chew an apple, let alone when it’s dark and rainy. Here are seven tips from Naomi Ashcroft, an accredited yoga and health and wellness resort director, to help us avoid the bulgeGet moving to beat the winter blues
1. Start fresh
Begin every morning with some stretches and a glass of warm water with fresh lemon juice. This simple drink purifies the system and stimulates the liver, breaking down stored fats.
Fuel your body with nourishing low GI foods - instead of bacon and eggs for breakfast, try rolled oats with almond milk for long-lasting energy. Sweeten it with some chopped banana, fresh dates and coconut.
3. Get moving
Winter is a fantastic time to start running, believe it or not. With the clear, crisp air your body burns more calories
trying to keep warm. If you can’t stand the thought of a morning or evening jog, schedule in half an hour every day to do some sort of light fitness. There are so many fun winter sports such as soccer, touch football or cricket. The team atmosphere is a great motivator and between training sessions and match day, your daily exercise will feel less like a workout and more like a game.
4. Oil up
Don’t reach for the vegetable oils when cooking your slow roasted vegetables - try coconut oil. It has a high burning temperature, making it perfect for cooking in pans or woks and it’s known to boost metabolism, improve insulin secretion and promote tissue healing and repair.
5. Get massaged
Get the blood moving through the muscles. Medical research has shown that massage has a number of benefits, including reduction of blood pressure, pain relief and an increase of endorphins - the feel-good hormone.
6. Green magic
Liquid chlorophyll is one of nature’s wonder-foods, helping the body to rebuild red blood cells, acting as an anti-carcinogenic and antiinflammatory and promoting healthy intestinal flora.
7. Clean your machine
Try to avoid consuming too much dairy, wheat and sugar. These cause bloating, have little nutritional benefit and contain addictive substances, meaning the more you consume, the more you crave. Instead, try foods laden with vitamins and minerals, such as fruit and green leafy vegetables. – AAP
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IMMUNE SUPPORTIVE NUTRIENTS AND HERBS
Winter is a time of year when the winter germs decide to do the rounds and cause trouble. So here are 10 immune supportive nutrients and herbs that may be appropriate to include in your diet on a regular basis to aid in supporting the immune system. Vitamin C is especially important to immune function, which we need to obtain through our daily diet as we are one of the few species that have the inability to manufacture it, and is essential to replenish on a daily basis. Vitamin C plays a key role in the manufacture of white blood cells, an integral part of the immune system and with any infection it is rapidly depleted, therefore needs to be replenished to ensure its vital role, in maintaining the immune system. Foods to eat that are high in vitamin C are chilli, red peppers, berries ie cranberries, oranges and lemons. Zinc is an important nutrient in fending off any potential invaders (bugs). Zinc is found in every body cell and a deficiency in this mineral is a sign of recurrent infections as a result of impaired immune function. Hence adequate zinc levels are essential for good health. Optimal levels
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are important to monitor regularly. Foods to eat that are high in zinc are oysters, shellfish, almonds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. Vitamin D has become an important nutrient for the protection against viruses, as we are getting fewer sunshine hours over the winter months and vitamin D deficiency is becoming a real issue for many New Zealanders. Vitamin D is best obtained through daily exposure to sunshine, approximately 10-15 minutes per day, especially during the summer months to build up vitamin D stores. Good natural sources of vitamin D are cod liver oil, cold water fish (mackerel, salmon, herring, butter and egg yolks). Vegetables are low in vitamin D, the best sources are dark green leafy vegetables.
Selenium plays a vital role in the immune system, especially the development of all white blood cells, the gobblers of the disruptive bugs, therefore a selenium deficiency can result in depressed immune function. Food sources of selenium are brazil nuts, oats and wheatgerm and the selenium level of food is directly related to the level of selenium in the soil of which New Zealand is considered to have low levels. Echinacea is an immune builder and an immune modulator where it will help to rebalance the immune system. Drinking echinacea tea one to two times daily can help in supporting the immune system and preparing it for any bugs that may try to challenge it at some point during the winter months. Studies show that echinacea can reduce the severity and time-frame of the flu and common colds. Garlic is an age-old plant that is a strong antimicrobial, acting on bacteria and viruses, so including garlic in cookery and nutritious dishes is important for the winter months, it is best only slightly cooked as the strongest medicinal component, allicin, is reduced when garlic is overcooked. It is a natural antibacterial often used to
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prevent or combat colds, flu, bronchitis and respiratory ills. Ginger contains chemicals that help to target colds and viruses. It also has the ability to help to suppress a cough. Ginger promotes perspiration, therefore has the ability to help in reducing a fever, as well as being a sedative and a pain reliever. Adding ginger slices or 2T shredded ginger to peppermint tea and sipping while sick, three to four times daily, can be beneficial. Cranberry has immune support benefits. Studies show that cranberry has immune stimulating effects, aiding in lowering the frequency of cold and flu symptoms. That is probably due to the fact that cranberries are a good source of vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin E. Sailors were once known to have carried cranberries aboard their ships for its high vitamin C content to prevent scurvy. Drinking cranberry juice on a regular basis can help to support your overall health. Peppermint tea can be drunk one to two times daily throughout the winter months to gain its immune stimulating benefits, due to its ability to aid in fending off infections. Peppermint is rich in
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months ahead a variety of vitamins and minerals, giving it the ability to strengthen the immune system, as well as relieving the symptoms of the common cold and flu, especially in aid of the respiratory system and digestive system. Probiotics can help reduce the duration and frequency of upper respiratory tract infections and can aid in helping children with the winter ills especially. A probiotic is useful to help boost immunity. With the high sugar diet that we consume today it is important to consume a natural unsweetened yoghurt containing acidophilus on a regular basis, containing probiotics, to help keep the digestive system healthy, which will in turn keep the immune system healthy too. So including some of the 10 immune supportive nutrients and herbs mentioned can help support your body against the viruses and bugs circulating this winter.
1 ripe banana 2 handfuls of mixed frozen berries 250ml of cranberry juice ¼ C of plain unsweetened acidophilus yoghurt 1 desertspoon of honey Juice of ¼ of a lemon (optional – for the vitamin C content) 2 mint or peppermint leaves (optional for mint flavour, try second time round) – Blend all the above ingredients together and serve in a large glass. – This smoothie can be made and drunk on the weekends as a snack or used as a breakfast substitute. – Makes 1 large glass or 2 medium glasses.
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MUM ON THE RUN
It has about 65 million users in Europe, and half of them are under 18. To the teenagers posting ugly stuff on that site, I say: Man up you scurvy little weasels … you have something to say? Don’t use ask.fm to hide behind and add to their millions every year … grow some balls and say it to someone’s face. Oh, here’s a thought, why don’t you actually talk to the person concerned about the problem you seem to have with them. Will you care when the person you are torturing takes their life? Or will it just be an excuse to pour some more viciousness down upon their heads? Looking through some kids’ ask.fm accounts was mind-boggling. I’m not the most naïve parent in the world. I don’t think my ragers are innocent, and I don’t dislike Facebook. I use Facebook, there’s so much I like about it and of course,
L A R O IMM V ILE US O E HID UGLY NASTY SPINELESS
How many parents know what the social media site ask.fm is? How many of you know whether your teenagers are on that site? If you don’t have a clue, you need to find out. Like a true stalker, I’ve been looking through some teenagers’ ask.fm accounts, teenagers I know. Many of it’s just plain pathetic, stuff that makes you groan and roll your eyes, but harmless. You know the stuff: “Oh you’re just so pretty and perfect.” “No, you are perfect bby girl ily.” “No, you are ily.” Sick-making it may be, but at least it’s positive. And then there’s the nasty, sexual, just plain vicious stuff. Nine teenagers connected to Aask.fm have committed suicide. So what is it? My version is that it is a bully’s playground for immoral, spineless …. er, cowards. The official take on it is that it is a Latviabased social networking website where users can ask other users questions, with the option of anonymity (oh jeez, just a ready-made haven for bullying). And by the way, Amazon hosts ask.fm – shame on you Amazon.
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there are things I don’t like about it. But it is just a tool, and everything on the net can and will be misused. I do believe you should do your best to help your children be confident, strong and give them the tools to help fight any kind of bullying, because it’s everywhere and they have to learn how to deal with it. I believe that personal and social responsibility is one of the most useful things you can teach your offspring and helping them have great self-esteem is going to help them to battle many of the knockbacks in life. But ask.fm is another step into vicious stupidity again and has no useful purpose other than cruelty and to make money. Between 2012 and 2014, the site became associated with numerous instances of cyberbullying, some of which led to suicides, particularly in teens. While that has led to several advertisers pulling away from the site, it’s not enough. Ask.fm reportedly earns £5 million a year from advertising. British PM David Cameron even called it “vile” – no doubt about it, that’s exactly what it is. After Cameron called for changes at ask. fm, the company’s founder Mark Ter-
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ebin said: “We only have this situation in Ireland and the UK most of all. It seems that children are more cruel in these countries.” Really? That’s your reason? Intelligent answer … NOT. The company in Latvia, when they finally fronted, paid wonderful lip service to the issues. They added a button you could activate that avoids anonymous questions and you can also block people.
tal. From the way she looked, to people wanting her to kill herself, to people suggesting she try ‘cutting’, people bullying her and for people telling her what they wanted to do to her sexually. She even had someone asking her a question about their site which she innocently clicked on and she found he would have been 30 years older than her and his site was bordering on pornographic. Just disgusting. It does not matter if they have a name (any
It needs shutting down and, at the very least, it needs to be shut down in every household that has vulnerable teenagers in it
That’s your answer ask.fm? There are several ways around that. A parent posted this on Netsafe.org.nz: “I have just shut down my daughter’s ask.fm account. She had the “no anonymous” button selected and still got the most inappropriate questions asked of her and many of the comments were bru-
sick individual can create a false profile and open many email accounts), they are still faceless and not accountable for their comments. This site should be shut down. If you are a parent who thinks they know everything about their child’s internet activity …. go now with passwords in hand and check EVERY app, EVERY chat site and
go through their contacts with them and get them to tell you why this person is a friend they have physically talked to and seen. You may be surprised.” It is, quite simply, a horrendous, ugly and useless place for your kids to “hang out”. If you have a teenager who is vulnerable, maybe suffering from depression, I wouldn’t let them anywhere near this site. Oh yeah, and the best thing: No-one monitors the content on ask.fm. The website states, “The ask.fm service allows for anonymous content which ask.fm does not monitor. You agree to use the ask.fm service at your own risk and that ask.fm shall have no liability to you for content that you may find objectionable, obscene or in poor taste.” So they don’t mind making the millions, but they refuse to take any responsibility for their very “clients” who are being hurt by the product. It needs to be boycotted and the companies that advertise on it also need to be boycotted. It needs shutting down and, at the very least, it needs to be shut down in every household that has vulnerable teenagers in it. It’s just plain ugly!
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HELP YOUR BODY TO
look after itself
Certain foods have beneficial effects on health, including healing or medicinal properties. Emerging research is telling us that certain substances in foods can help to protect us against disease. There are many ways that food can help, from coping with stress to getting you to sleep.
Foods to improve eyesight
Foods to help the body with stress
B vitamins help the body to cope with stress, so include more foods that are rich sources of B vitamins. These vitamins are essential for the nervous system. Eat more wholemeal products such as bread, pita bread, scones and wholegrain breakfast cereals such as bran flakes, porridge, Weet-Bix, muesli and shredded wheat. Other beneficial foods are fruit and vegetables, lean meat, poultry, eggs, low-fat dairy products and pulses (peas, beans and lentils). Try to avoid alcohol and caffeine.
Foods to help the defence system
The immune system helps protect the body from bacteria and viruses. Research shows that a diet low in vitamin C, zinc and beta-carotene reduces the bodyâ€™s ability to fight hostile organisms. Citrus fruit and berries are high in vitamin C. Oysters, liver, pumpkin seeds, red meat and sardines all include zinc. Beta-carotene rich foods include sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots and oranges.
There seem to be links between some antioxidant substances and a reduced risk of eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma. Wholegrain foods and red meat contain B vitamins and may help to maintain the health of the optic nerve, an essential part of good vision. Green leafy vegetables and orange fruit and vegetables are a good source of beta-carotene, which eyes need to adapt to darkness. Foods with plenty of vitamin C - such as citrus and berries - may reduce the risk of raised pressure in the eye, which is useful for people with glaucoma and those prone to cataracts.
Foods to relieve depression
Dietary changes prove to be most beneficial in people suffering from mild to moderate depression. Oats contain saponins, alkaloids, B vitamins and flavonoids, all known for their antidepressant actions. Basil contains basil camphor, which is thought to have an antidepressant action. Eat more Brussels sprouts, beetroot, broccoli and asparagus as all are rich in folate: low levels of this B vitamin are linked to depression. Breakfast cereals and yeast extract are fortified with folic acid, which acts in the same way as folate. Vitamin B6 is responsible for converting a substance called tryptophan into serotonin, which raises mood levels. Good sources of vitamin B6 are wholemeal products, cod, turkey, beef and bananas.
Foods to help improve your skin
Diet plays a large role in maintaining a healthy skin. Vitamin E and monounsaturated fats help maintain skin structure and help wounds to heal: try eating avocados to provide you with Vitamin E. Zinc, protein and iron are in red meat;
these nutrients may help to reduce inflammation, help the skin to renew itself and promote wound healing. Oily fish contains omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which can decrease inflammation and improve the skinâ€™s water resistance and can help in the treatment of psoriasis. Beta-carotene and vitamins A and C help the body to protect itself from sun damage, top foods to eat are citrus fruit and orange or dark green coloured vegetables.
Foods to combat PMS
Foods that may be beneficial against premenstrual bloating are fruit, vegetables and oats as they are all rich in soluble fibre, which is easier for the digestive system to deal with than insoluble fibre. Avoid swede, cabbage and pulses and salty foods as these can cause bloating. Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are rich sources of omega-6 fatty acids and it is possible you may be deficient in these essential substances. Green vegetables, bread and pasta are good sources of magnesium and this is needed for normal hormone function. Evening primrose oil capsules taken daily have been shown to help reduce breast discomfort.
Foods to improve your sleep
How well you sleep can depend on what you eat. Try having a small meal or snack no less than three hours before going to bed. Limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol and drink a cup of warm milk before bed. Donâ€™t avoid food entirely at night. If you go to bed hungry, your body may wake you in the middle of the night. Regular physical activity will also help but avoid exercising three hours before you go to bed because that, too, can keep you awake. For more lifestyle news visit www.realbuzz.com
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Cassoulet is a very saucy, tasty, comforting dish.
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I apologise in advance that some of you may not know what a cassoulet even is, but if you don’t, it is time you did! After all, it is winter and, I don’t know about you, but at this time of the year I hanker for those slow-cooked, rambunctious winter delights, not that it has to be winter to enjoy them. It has been such a long time since I have indulged in a cassoulet – a rich, slowcooked casserole, steeped in history. Originating in the South of France, it contains copious amounts of meats and white beans. The piece de resistance of this luxurious dish is confit of duck leg, which was very kindly donated to me by CanterValley Duck near Sefton. I have used their products for many years in both of my restaurants (The Olive Branch in Kaikoura and Riverstone Karamea), and their products are of outstanding quality. We are so lucky in New Zealand! There are many variations to a cassoulet, so have fun with it and here’s an easy one to start with.
Cassoulet 160g pork belly 140g streaky bacon 300g garlic sausage (toulouse sausage is the best. I found it at Traitors in Merivale) 400g dried haricot beans, soaked overnight in 3 times their volume of water. 1 celery stick 1 small onion 1 large carrot 6 cloves garlic 2 ripe tomatoes (not traditional but nice for a bit of colour)
2T olive oil 1 bouquet garni 1 1/2 t salt freshly ground pepper 1 clove garlic, lightly crushed 2t lemon juice TO FINISH: 4 confit duck legs 2T olive oil 40g dried breadcrumbs a handful of fresh flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
First job: Confit Your first job, the day before, is to confit the duck. The word confit sounds daunting, but simply means preserved in its own fat. You can buy confit of duck legs in tins, but it is very expensive and, as far as I know, all imported. I would rather confit my own duck. It’s so easy and in the process you are supporting New Zealand primary food producers. Here’s a really simple recipe to confit your duck: 4 CanterValley duck legs 500g pouch of duck fat – Rub each duck leg with sea salt and set aside for an hour. Wipe off excess salt with a paper towel and place in a shallow ovenproof dish that will comfortably hold the duck legs and allow them to be covered in fat. It is best to use duck fat, but if you can’t get it I have often used olive oil and it does the job. – Cover the dish with tin foil and place in a preheated oven at 130°C for 3 hours. – Now they are ready to bury amongst the beans in your cassoulet.
Cooked and cooled duck confit, which is just duck slow-cooked in its own fat.
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Second job: The cassoulet – Dice the pork belly and bacon into small cubes, then cut sausage into 1cm thick slices – Drain the soaked beans and discard the water. Put beans into a large saucepan, add pork and bacon and cover with fresh cold water. Bring to the boil and blanch for 20 mins, then drain and discard cooking water. – Roughly chop the celery, onion and carrot. Peel garlic cloves but leave them whole. Cut the tomatoes into wedges. Pre-heat oven to 100°C. – Heat the olive oil in a large flameproof casserole dish and sweat the vegetables for 5 mins. Add the tomatoes and bouquet garni and cook slowly until caramelised. Probably another 5-6 mins. Add the sausage, beans, pork belly and bacon and pour in about 1.2L of water. Bring to the boil, then add salt and pepper, clove of garlic and lemon juice. It is a good idea to skim off the scum as it rises to the top. – Transfer casserole to the oven and cook uncovered for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. You may need to cook a little longer but as long as the beans are soft and creamy in texture. – Remove the cassoulet from the oven and bury the duck legs in the beans and sprinkle over the olive oil, breadcrumbs. – Return to the oven and cook a further two hours. Serve in bowls, sprinkled with chopped parsley. Look out for those whole garlic cloves and mash them into the beans and sauce. Haricot beans soaking overnight.
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A PASSION FOR
by Amanda Wright
t some stage in our lives, we will all need a caregiver. Whether it be due to illness, injury or old age, the greatest comfort during our time of need will be a hand to hold and a heart to understand. Karen Harris knew from a young age that she wanted to be a nurse. As a schoolgirl in Geraldine, Karen worked as a caregiver, which confirmed her desire to care for others. She completed her nursing training in Timaru, before heading overseas to immerse herself in the medical industry amongst a range of different cultures. She first headed to a small bush hospital in a remote area of Australia, where a heat wave of more than 40 °C brought wildlife out into the open. This led to a range of medical emergencies she had primary logo never encountered in New Zealand. One
of these was dealing with a patient who “I was only had been bitten by snake and was uncon- meant to scious on arrival. be there for a Karen then nursed in London, and after short period of that took up the challenge to work in time, but the prince Saudi Arabia for a short time. decided he did not like my replacement “I nursed Prince Muhammad, King so thought I could stay longer!! It did take Khalid’s older brother in London and later some weeks to get this misunderstanding took him back to Riyadh. This was an sorted so I could return to London,” Karen amazing experience with a wide range said of cultures all working throughout the When she returned to New Zealand, palace. Karen took a position in Christchurch’s “Language was sometimes a barrier but Burwood Hospital and was pleased to get I was able to communicate quite well. This a position working in theatre, with plastic was the first and probably last time I will and micro-vascular surgery, and then go through the VIP lounge at an airport later orthopaedics. She was then offered and fly in a private jet. an administration position which led to “I found working in the palace with walls her becoming day supervisor, one of the surrounding it and guards on the gate youngest supervisors in New Zealand at quite daunting at the start and on the that time. only occasion I was able to go out was In her mid-twenties, Karen was then with an escort. Comparing the poverty in approached to become the nursing manthe street to the luxury in the palace was primary ager at Nurse Maude Memorial Hospital, logo reversed quite upsetting. a position she held for six years.
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Karen had a passion to ensure that the aged-care industry worked to high standards and became involved with the implementing of quality care. She assisted one of the first facilities in Christchurch to be accredited under Australian standards and then travelled throughout the country to help other facilities put New Zealand standards into practice. “Many years later I find it disappointing that the auditing is still very much paperbased instead of focusing the auditing on the outcome of care,” Karen said. Karen and her family moved to Oxford and were approached to consider putting a resthome facility in the town, as there wasn’t one. “I had two young boys at the time, aged four and one, but we took on the challenge as we could see the community would greatly benefit from an aged-care facility. We initially built five beds and our family lived upstairs. “I don’t remember sleeping much through that time, having two young sons as well as the facility to manage it felt like a 24/7 challenge to get it established. “Within the next year we started the new extension and after several more builds we ended up with 52 beds, which included apartments and studios. “We had a designated wing for residents under the age of 65 and specialised palliative care. “We named the facility Karadean Court Retirement Village, a representation of the hard work and sacrifice myself and my husband Dean made to make the business financially viable, despite the demands of this kind of industry in a rural
area. How I wish Jo Seager had been there then! “It was a hard and challenging time, juggling a small family with a rapidly growing business and the industry is a lonely one, with a constant fight to get the funding to match the level of care the community requires, but with an excellent team of staff it was worth the effort,” Karen said. While still owning Karadean Court in Oxford, Karen helped with the set-up of another facility, developing 100 hospital and resthome beds. She and Dean then sold Karadean Court and took a shareholding
decided they wanted to take our recentlypurchased land to put in another bridge. This did hold us up for well over a year but that only made us even more committed,” Karen said. Karen is a shareholder of TerraceView and is also the village manager. Her responsibilities include managing sales of the studios, apartments and villas, as well as managing the village complex. She looks after all human resource responsibilities and has clinical input, as the care of the patients is still her passion. “I have an enormous passion for the
I have an enormous passion for the aged-care industry. I have little tolerance for those who are involved with the industry but see it only as an income
in two other villages Karen managed. With a shortage of retirement beds in Ashburton, Brent Ennor, a well-known resthome developer, was approached to see if he was interested in developing an aged-care facility in Ashburton. He asked Karen if she would consider joining him in a venture. After many visits to Ashburton in search of the right piece of land, Brent and Karen purchased the land at Carters Terrace, an ideal and picturesque location for a retirement village. “It was named TerraceView the first time we stood on the terrace, overlooking the fantastic trees planted by the late Ian Glassey. We went through the ongoing challenge when the Ashburton District Council
aged-care industry. I have little tolerance for those who are involved with the industry but see it only as an income,” she said. Karen and Dean moved to Ashburton and, with a passion for boating, have found bliss in the lakeside-living at Lake Hood. They also visit their holiday home in Wanaka when they can to take the boat out on the southern lakes. Karen enjoys skiing in the winter, and hopes to take up her passion for cycling again soon. Five years ago, Karen fulfilled a promise to a friend to give back some of her skills to those in third-world countries who desperately need medical care, but didn’t count on needing medical attention herself when she contracted a serious
disease from a mosquito bite. “My friend, Trish, and I had worked together for many years and she reminded me that we made a promise to volunteer. We looked at some options and chose to work under Troppo Doc, Doctor Dereck Allan, in Tello, off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. “This was an incredible experience and certainly tested my clinical and survival skills. We take for granted our comforts of home, our health and health system. We worked under some fairly basic conditions and our accommodation was extremely primitive, but the people on this island were just amazing. So many different religions and all living happily together. “I was saddened that we could not work with the government more effectively to set up systems which enable the community to be more self-sufficient and look at ways of minimising infection. The lack of basic sanitation appeared to be what made the majority of people sick, which could have been taken care of better. “I unfortunately contracted dengue fever while I was in Indonesia and was lucky to have Trish to look after me, as Dr Allen had left the island for business reasons,” she said. Karen will continue to work closely with the residents and the community to ensure that TerraceView provides a pleasant environment for its aging residents. “You must have a passion for people to be in this industry, otherwise you need to move on to something else. It has always been, and will always be, about our residents,” Karen said. Advertising feature
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n May I had the privilege of travelling to East Africa – what an amazing trip. Kenya and Tanzania are very vast and diverse, encompassing desert, rainforest, mountain ranges, lowlands and vast inland lakes. Africa is a continent rich in dramatic scenery and natural beauty. I was able to experience the world’s most proliﬁc concentration of wildlife in their natural habitat, experience the warmth of African tribal people and their diverse cultures and beliefs, travel through stunning landscapes and track down the Big-Five in the game reserves. Our journey began in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, often the starting point for many safaris. From there we travelled to the Amboseli National Park, best known for its unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro (but unfortunately for us we only managed to see the very top of the peak through the cloud!) and the local elephant population. There are over 1000 elephants in the
park, and it features some of the largest elephants in Africa. From Amboseli we left Kenya behind and headed into Tanzania. The border crossing was an experience I will never forget in the town of Arusha where we headed to the ﬁve star resort of Escarpment Lodge overlooking Lake Manyara - a very special treat. We continued on after our overnight to Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater is a vast unbroken volcanic crater ring and thanks to its permanent water supply and pasture source you are often lucky enough to see the Big Five. On the day we were there that is exactly what we did see – elephants, buﬀalo, black rhinos, leopard and lions – a very special day.
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From the Serengeti we took a short ﬂight to the Masi Mara National Reserve and back into Kenya. No trip to Africa is complete without a visit to this area. This iconic game reserve is Kenya’s biggest drawcard. The Maasi people welcome you with open arms and are very proud of their culture. The young men perform their traditional adumu dance jumping up and down never letting their heels touch the ground – the legend is the higher they jump the more wives will be attracted to them. Hard to believe but in Kenya it is still legal for men to take more than one wife. On this trip we stayed in eco-tented lodges and hotels. The eco-tented lodges are magical as you lay in bed at night and you can hear the roar of the lions in the distance or the monkeys just outside the tent. The lodges are well guarded so safety is not a concern and you really feel like you are in Africa. Africa rates as my most outstanding and magical place visited and I have over 650 photos! If you would like to hear more about my trip please call into the oﬃce as I love to share my experiences. House of Travel How Kiwis See The World. Advertising feature
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DEGUSTATION – OPEN UP YOUR TASTEBUDS
to a feast of wine and food by Lisa Fenwick
Braided Rivers manager Jason Marshall and head chef Dean Robinson are on an Ashburton taste mission and it will be an “awesome food experience” not to be missed. If you love fine food and fine wine, step outside your comfort zone and come with an open mind and adventurous spirit to Braided Rivers special degustation evening on June 19. Don’t be put off by the word “degustation”, it may be French but it’s not scary and there will be no snails on the menu. It is a chance to open your mind and tastebuds to new flavour sensations. It’s just a taste, and in Braided Rivers’ case, a taste of things to come. So it’s not about going along and having
a huge meal. It’s an all-night feast of the senses and “showcasing some of the foods we can do”, Jason says. Jason reckons the night is ideal for anyone where good food and wine is a must. “It’s a fantastic night for family/ friend groups, business clients, date nights … “It’s a great evening out, a real social evening. And while it’s fun, it’s also an education on fine wine and fine dining. “It’s about what flows on the palate and we will be matching wines and food that flows through the whole menu,” says Jason. So there will be five courses, with palate-cleansing sorbets in between, wine grapes to complement the flavours and, with each course, a special wine will be paired up to enhance each experience. “We also want to use local produce as
much as possible.” June 19’s degustation evening features wine from Gibbston Valley Winery. And there are other fantastic wineries to come, like Jules Taylor. With a huge new winelist to be launched in two weeks and a new menu on the way Jason and Dean want to know what you love! So if some of the degustation tastes take you to another place, be sure to tell the Braided Rivers crew how much you need it to be on the new menu. “We value patrons’ feedback, good or bad. We need to know what you like and don’t like.” They will do all the hard work for you and match up the best wines with the right flavours of the food you are tasting. With Jason’s extensive wine knowledge and background as a chef, he
and Dean want to bring the city to town. “We are raising the bar,” Jason says. So if you love fine wine and food, don’t miss out on an evening that will be a feast in every way. advertising feature
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Braided Rivers’ head chef Dean Robinson has been a chef for 22 years. He has been at Braided Rivers for six months, having previously been at Peppers in Tekapo. Dean’s influences include South American food, after spending five years as a chef in Chile where he met his Chilean wife, who is also a chef. He also credits other chefs he’s worked with, including Japanese, French, Spanish and Italian, with giving him a love of full-flavoured dishes, variety and making full use of local, fresh produce. Dean aims to make the Braided Rivers degustation evening interesting and flavoursome. He also loves wine and making sure wines stack up with food for maximum taste sensation. “The whole meal will be orchestrated for overall pleasure.” Dean loves degustation evenings because a “chef can be more creative”. It’s great for chefs to come up with fresh, creative ideas and it’s great for staff too. Dean hopes feedback from patrons will let him
know what Ashburton wants from his new menu. As the Braided Rivers manager Jason Marshall says: “It lets us see what works and what doesn’t.” Jason is also a chef with over 20 years’ experience in the food and wine industry. He owned an Italian restaurant in Dunedin for close to a year and is passionate about bringing topquality, high-end food and wine to Mid Canterbury!
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FROM AUTHOR KIRSTY WARK
The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle E
lizabeth Pringle has lived on the beautiful Scottish island of Arran for over 90 years. Around the island the spinster is a familiar face, whether she is tending her garden or riding her bicycle around the island. When she dies she leaves Holmlea, her beloved home to Anna. Elizabeth barely knew Anna, she had oﬀered to buy Holmlea years ago but it never went any further. Time has now passed and Anna is in a home with dementia. Annas daughter
Martha is in her mid 30s, unfulﬁlled by her job, broken hearted and not coping with her mother’s illness. She decides that Holmlea will be her salvation. Once on the island Martha meets many people, including brother and sister Niall and Catriona Anderson and Buddhist Monk Saul.
Each reveals their friendships with Elizabeth. These people along with the history-rich house begin to lead Martha to knowing this woman she has never met. But unbeknown to Martha, Elizabeth has left a memoir and Elizabeths history and Martha’s futures are entwined in a way no one could imagine. The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle is Kirsty Warks ﬁrst novel. International bestseller Penny Vincenzi has described it as “completely enchanting”. I found how the two womens lives entwine fascinating. Kirsty Wark’s has a brilliant literary future ahead of her. Advertising feature
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It feels like we’ve been waiting a long time for an excuse to get out the snuggly snoods and luxurious winter knits. This year, there’s everything from fitted jumpers that are perfect under a coat for work, to big, get-lost-in-them cardigans and super-versatile sweater dresses. If you’re huddled by a heater or being blown around by the wind, take care of your skin with a decadent moisturiser and protect your hair with a blowdry primer and oil, writes Susan Edmunds.
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A - Vigorella, ponte pants, $115, snowflake coat $265, available from Che Bello, Dunsandel. BB - Sass monochrome knit $99.90, Sass evelyn A C - Journie handbag $150, available from Che Bello, Dunsandel. riders $114.95, available from Depeche Mode Boutique, East Street. C E - Gold Plated crystal heart D D - Augustine Amaya dress $175, Pink necklace $79, available from Depeche Mode Boutique, East Street. C F - Sterling Silver earrings $85, available from Unique Jewellery, Ashburton. necklace $80, available from Unique Jewellery, Ashburton. C G - Augustine Saint Belle Dress $220, available from Depeche Mode Boutique, East Street. H C C - Sterling silver CZ heart earrings $55, available I from Unique Jewellery, Ashburton. C - Red scarf $25, available from Che Bello, Dunsandel.
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by Amanda Wright
eaving behind a hectic lifestyle in South Korea, Sunah Yun was excited about the possibilities that a life ‘down under’ could provide. Staring at a computer monitor all day in Seoul, Sunah lived a fast-paced city lifestyle as an IT consultant. She is an Oracle database system certificate holder, but in 2005 she left her job, family and home behind in search of a more fulfilling future. Sunah, known as Sarah in English, moved to Bowen on Australia’s tropical Queensland coast. After meeting a Kiwi couple, and hearing how highly they spoke of their motherland, Sunah wanted to experience this friendly Kiwi land she had heard so much about. Sunah arrived in Auckland in 2006, and travelled throughout New Zealand before settling in Ashburton in 2008, where the weather and friendliness of the community appealed to her. “The surrounding rural area is peaceful and pristine and there are many sporting grounds and parks. It is a good place for a migrant such as myself to settle, as the living expenses aren’t too high and there
are many job opportunities,” she said. She lived in Ashburton for four and a half years, before moving to Wellington to complete the advanced Certificate in English at Whitireia Polytecnic, and then returned to her former workplace in Ashburton in December 2013. Sunah joined Finesse Fitness Ashburton in January 2014, as she was looking for a gym that had a great selection of group classes. “When I lived in Wellington, I enjoyed tramping, running and skating as part of a group as it helped me both physically as well as mentally and socially. I found exercising in a group was more effective for me, so I searched for a gym which had a systematic group-exercise timetable. “I found the gym to be clean and inviting, with more personal trainers than I had found at other gyms. The variety of classes suited my lifestyle, and I found everyone to be very friendly. “There was a wide variety of age and body shapes of the members, and many of them were achieving their goals. It was affordable, offered a free breakfast and also there is a beautiful view through the windows as you exercise. It was everything I was looking for,” Sunah said. In four months and one week, Sunah
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achieved fantastic results. She lost 10.1 kilograms and 12 centimetres from around her waist. She dropped her body fat percentage from 33.4 per cent to 23.4, a loss of 10 per cent of her body mass. She describes her transformation as being fit for a new life. “I feel fitter than ever before. I used to get sore ankles when running on the treadmill for five minutes, but now I can run for more than 10 minutes. “My skin is smoother, and mentally I feel calmer. I have increased muscle mass and my metabolism is faster, so now I can indulge in occasional scrumptious food without worrying about gaining weight,” Sunah said. Working the evening shift at ANZCO has made fitting in exercise challenging, but with determination and commitment, Sunah has changed her life. She goes to the gym four times per week and partakes in a variety of group classes, from BATS and Zumba to Swissball Core,
Sunah Yun after.
Spin and Step Express. She walks to the gym for her daily intake of Vitamin D from the sunshine, and keeps a food diary to keep track of what she is eating. “I have learned that exercise helps with strength of mind, commitment, continuity and concentration. It helps me socially as well as physically, which is very important to me since I work night shift. “The trainers at Finesse kept me motivated during times when I didn’t lose weight, explaining how certain times of the month can result in retaining water, or how muscle mass can result in weight gain. They were right! “Throughout my journey, I have learned more about myself, including how my body responds to food. I now know what, and when to eat, to keep healthy,” Sunah said. By taking action, Sunah has changed her body and mind in a way that her future self, will one day thank her for. Advertising feature
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his time around we thought we would focus on something a little diﬀerent; commercial products. Whether you are looking at ﬂooring for a retail space or for an oﬃce there are, as with residential, many ﬂooring options out there. If you are after a carpet look there are a couple of options. Firstly standard broadloom commercial carpet or one of the most popular options these days is carpet tiles. Carpet tiles have several advantages for commercial areas. The ﬁrst of these comes with the installation. If you are putting new ﬂooring in an existing commercial space it is not always necessary to completely remove the furniture as you often have to with broadloom carpet. This is due to installing the tiles in a way that enables the installer to work around (and sometimes under) the furniture and also to move furniture to completed areas as required. If this is for a shop or oﬃce for example, the removal and replacement of furniture can be a huge task. Some of the other advantages come with the tiles themselves. These include things like improved wear due to a diﬀerent construction to broadloom carpet, thus reducing things like the delamination issues that sometimes occur due to the latex on the back of the carpet that produce wear patches. Speciﬁcally this is due to the latex giving up and letting go of the carpet ﬁbres that are attached to it. Putting down carpet tiles is particularly useful for oﬃces that use oﬃce chairs with castors. Rolling over the same area of carpet can often be very hard on the ﬂooring producing a worn patch.
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This can add just a little bit of interest to the ﬂoor with something as simple as a quarter turn rather than just straight lay. There are also several more complex patterns or you can even mix up colours and patterns. The designs for ﬂoors using carpet tiles are only limited by your imagination! One other thing to note with commercial products is that, as with residential ﬂooring products, you get what you pay for. That is, the better quality tiles or carpet are more expensive, but over a long period will undoubtedly be worth the investment. Often these more expensive products also don’t attract the dirt the same and will look newer and cleaner for a longer period. Some of the lower end product can end up looking quite shabby and old after quite a short period. So next time you need advice about a commercial product for your ﬂoor, come and see the friendly team at Skip-2-It Flooring Xtra. Advertising feature
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ats are seasonal breeders, meaning they tend to have their kittens over certain times of the year. From spring through until the end of summer cats are out looking for a mate and can give birth to on average, four kittens twice a year. This can create a problem for many unprepared owners as that number of kittens each summer often makes it hard to re-home litters. Female cats can get pregnant while feeding a litter - which can catch many owners out! If you have acquired a kitten in the past few months we would strongly advise you to get it de-sexed. We talk about “castrating” male cats and “speying” female cats. This will
not only stop your cat from breeding, as explained below: • Reduces ﬁghting and other territorial behaviour, which in turn reduces the risk of your cat contracting FIV (Feline AIDs) - spread through saliva. • Stops your female cat calling • Male cats are less likely to spray (mark their territory) • Stops your cat getting mammary cancer if done at an early age De-sexed cats are also proven to live longer, on average by almost two years. People are sometimes concerned that de-sexing can alter their pet’s personality or make them fat and lazy. It doesn’t! Your cat will continue to be as friendly and as playful as ever. However it does stop undesired hormonally driven behaviours
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A BIRD IN THE
IS WORTH ...
I’ve just been meandering around my frosty garden. I’ve been thinking about how we can make our garden look fun and interesting in the drabber months of the year. What could we look at that would perk us up? Art ... garden art. That could work. Just as art can enhance rooms and special areas inside our homes, garden art can jazz up our outdoor living areas. Garden art today takes on many shapes and forms: Limestone, wood, chicken wire, metal, pottery, cement, water features and the gorgeous list goes on….. I am rather partial to birds in the garden and not just my mum, six sisters and two daughters. I’m referring to the feathered variety. I love the fantails, bellbirds, sparrows, finches, blackbirds, waxeyes and thrush. Occasionally we see a blue heron. I captured a photo once of two in the same shot. It didn’t quite make the cover of the National Geographic but I thought it was great. I love hearing the birds sing; the song of the bellbird is my all-time favourite. I also love the presence of my garden art birds and I have a few. Often when family and friends come to visit I suggest that the children go and see how many birds they can find in the garden. It’s a bit of a trick question really, but the children love running around our garden paths. In summer it’s like a secret garden and in the winter the paths are plain to see. Scattered around the garden we not only have the real singing variety but also
Above left – Blue pottery chooks. Above right – Red wind sticks. Left – Lisa and the Dance of the Piwakawa.
two wooden and one metal pukeko under the native beech, two terracotta sparrows sitting precariously on two bamboo canes next to the Cecil Brunner climbing rose, two gorgeous blue pottery chooks nestling on the orange alstromeria in the summer and under the tall lancewoods in the winter, and the cute little terracotta finches in the birdhouse that Grandad made, under the beautiful white cherry (Prunus Shirotae common name Mt Fuji). But hey, let’s not forget the seductive black chicken-wire torso, by Allan Coleman, under the rose-draped pergola at the end of the garden. She is beautiful and she loves the peacefulness down
there. In last year’s Art in the Garden at Flaxmere in North Canterbury there was another chicken-wire exhibit, also the work of well-known artist/sculptor Mr Coleman. This too was a lady, a beautiful ballerina holding a parasol, her ballet shoes kicked off as she chatted happily to the cheeky fantails. It’s called Lisa and the Dance of the Piwakawa. At last year’s Ellerslie Flower Show in Christchurch Dave and I purchased a set of red wind sticks. These are sold as a kinetic wind sculpture and bird feeder. Our set includes 5x2 metre and 5x3 metre sticks. They move gracefully in the wind. They can also attract birds if you place bread or some apple above the two small greywacke stones that sit three-quarters of the way up the stick. We placed ours in the garden behind my tomato-red coloured “Monet” garden seat. They can also be placed in a pond or a lake and look equally as effective in a
large weighted pot. They are so cool, I just love them. I was intrigued to read recenty, not only that these fabulous wind sticks received a bronze award at Ellerslie 2014, but also that a gift of 30 red windsticks was accepted by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge on her recent New Zealand tour. My wind sticks are obviously in very good company. I must find my $2 shop tiara and break out the China teaset. Anyways splash out on some garden art to cheer you this winter. Get your lily bulbs planted now for summer fragrance and colour. Don’t forget to plant your garlic before the shortest day. Right, I’m off now to find my tiara and tell the butler to flick on the jug. Happy gardening. With the compliments of Wendy P. Millichamp Floral designer www.lilyfields.co.nz
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The weather hasn’t exactly been conducive to gardening. First it rained for weeks on end; then bang! Come June 1 winter arrived on cue, complete with a few cracking frosts just to let us know. I’ve struggled to do much outdoors – the soil is cold and soggy and I’ve been completely uninspired. Instead I’ve turned my attention to the greenhouse – picked the last of the green tomatoes, which I froze with the intention of making relish on a wet afternoon. (Turns out I didn’t have to wait long). Then it was out with the old and in with
the new. I’ve had a pile of mushroom compost sitting outside the greenhouse for months on end and it’s been too wet to contemplate moving it, however the frosty mornings helped make the task manageable. The bokashi compost has been simmering away in several buckets for a few months; I’m a big fan of bokashi – it’s a no-fuss way to deal with food scraps and the worms love it. Just scrape a trench in the garden bed, spread the bokashi along it, throw on a few handfuls of wood ash and cover it up with soil, or in this case mushroom com-
post and voila, instant goodness. If you don’t have a greenhouse, raised garden beds will do the trick. There are a number of kitsets on the market, or those handy with a hammer and saw can easily knock up their own. I have several small beds, in which I grow salad greens and herbs. I start off with a good thick layer of peastraw, followed by compost then soil. As this breaks down the level will subside, which is great for the winter – throw some frost cloth over the top to protect your plants and grow away. What you plant is up to you, any of the
following will grow in a cool greenhouse, but at this time of the year it’s probably worthwhile buying plants – it might be a little chilly to get good germination for seeds. – Cabbage, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts etc – Celery, spinach, swiss chard, beets – Lettuces, radishes, turnips – Parsley, coriander, oregano Be careful not to over water during the winter. Only do so when necessary, ie the soil is dry and in the morning – to avoid frost damage.
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We have two apricot trees that are about eight years old but we only get about 10 fruit off them. What do we need to do to get more fruit? We had them pruned two years ago, they get fed and are regularly sprayed. They are on the east side; very exposed to sun and maybe strong nor’west and easterlies winds. The older fruit trees get the more fruit bearing they become so you should really be seeing a lot more fruit on your apricot trees after eight years. Your lack of fruit could be caused by the strong winds you mention. Fruit trees only flower once a year (around October/November) and if these flowers are blown off during this critical time, no fruit will set – which means no crops! If possible, a long-term plan would be to create a shelterbelt on the
windy side of your section to give more protection to your trees. Or alternatively a quicker solution would be to erect a structure with wind break. When it comes to pruning, make sure the centre of your tree is nice and open to encourage good air movement and light penetration which will help ripen any future fruit. For strong vigorous trees, apply fertiliser in early spring when plants are coming into growth. Then feed at six-weekly intervals until mid December, recommencing in mid February and feeding through till autumn. Give your fruit trees a deep watering two to three times a week during the growing season, which is around mid to late October till April/May. Regularly water your tree throughout the summer months and keep a good layer of mulch around the tree throughout the year to retain moisture, add nutrition and suppress weeds.
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