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wellbeing. This is because it releases a chemical in your brain called dopamine, a chemical that is highly addictive and one that is also released when you gamble, smoke or drink alcohol. We want more of it. We then become addicted to social media where we need constant approval from our online ‘friends’. If our likes start to dwindle, or our followers start to decrease on Twitter, we get worried. We start to ask ourselves questions. What did I do? Am I not cool anymore? Does no one like me? So now, there is a problem. In workplaces, we have a new generation with lowered self-esteem, who want to give up after just a few weeks of starting a new job because they feel as though they aren’t making an impact. They aren’t gaining the instant gratification they would get from receiving likes on social media. The real world just doesn’t work like that. Of course, these are just sweeping generalisations. Take myself, as an example. Someone who uses social media every day, but for a different reason. I use social media to build myself as a brand and to promote my radio work, my writing or the latest interview I have carried out. It can become a tool, one that is very useful to create contacts and opportunities. But everything isn’t instant. Real life isn’t like the online world and I know that opportunities come with hard work.

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Sometimes things don’t work out and if that happens, I know that I have to pick myself up and try again or work towards the next project. I am not the only one. I know many people around my age that use social media in the correct way. I know people who are working tirelessly to get the grades they need for university or their chosen career path. I know people who are working their way up businesses. I know people who are working hard. Not all millennials are ‘self-interested’ and ‘lazy’. But I also know people who don’t use social media in the correct ways. I know people who can’t leave their phones for just a few minutes. The point I am making is that not all millennials are the same. We have helped to shape a different world. There are many businesses today that have a Facebook account or a Twitter account, which is the new way to attract customers more effectively than ever before. You can’t deny that it is just millennials who are supposedly addicted to mobile phones. When you’re next on public transport, take a look around and I guarantee that most people will be glued to their phones, no matter what their age. Maybe we are a generation that not many understand but there have been generations before us where people haven’t understood them. The world wouldn’t change and develop if successive generations didn’t change things. Without change, the world would be a boring place and not progress.

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More 2017 dates for your diary 28 January - 12 March: The Wheel of Nottingham returns to the Old Market Square 10 February: Robin Hood Energy Light Night is back for the TENTH Light Night 13 - 17 February: Nottingham half-term, with lots of great activities for everyone 17 March: St Patrick's Day celebration in Old Market Square 24 - 25 March: Nottingham in Fashion at Nottingham Council House 31 March: 17 April: Nottingham schools Easter holidays 23 April: St George's Day celebration in Old Market Square 1 May: 1940s Knees Up at Nottingham Castle 27 - 29 May: Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle 28 May: Dot to Dot Festival 4 June: Autokarna at Wollaton Park 10 - 18 June: Aegon Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre 24 - 25 June: Cycle Live at the Victoria Embankment 29 July: Nottinghamshire Pride 1 - 9 July: Wollaton Arts Festival in Wollaton July - September: Outdoor Theatre at Nottingham Castle, Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Park Early July: Lord Mayor's Parade in Old Market Square/Nottingham Castle


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Leek, Sweetcorn & Smoked Haddock Chowder Serves 2 -Prep Time 10 mins Cooking Time 25 mins Knob of Butter 100g of Smoked Pancetta 1/2 Leek finely sliced 500ml Milk 2 Medium Potatoes cut into small cubes 300g Frozen Smoked Haddock 140g Frozen Sweetcorn Black Pepper to taste Chopped Parsley to garnish Heat butter in a large saucepan Fry pancetta until lightly browned Add leeks cook until softened Pour over milk and stir through potatoes, bring to boil and simmer for 5 mins Add the haddock & leave to gently poach for 10 mins (it should be ready to break up into chunks) Add sweetcorn & cook for another 5 mins until fish is cooked and sweetcorn is defrosted Place into bowls & garnish with chopped parsley - serve with crusty fresh bread to soak up any liquid Simple - but very tasty dish !! This recipe was sent in by Fiona Machin from the Little Larder Catering Company - see their advert on page 19.


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I’m impressed... a 13 year old from Trowell made these cheese scones from the recipe which I featured in last month’s Grapevine .Thank you for sending in the photo and well done! Please keep baking and send more photos in to the Grapevine, we could start our own a readers baking page !

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GRAPEVINE COMPETITION TO WIN TWO TICKETS to see legend WILKO JOHNSON Rock City on Friday 21st April 2017! 2017 - A dual celebration - The Wilko Johnson Band 30th Anniversary & Wilko Johnson's 70th Birthday. ‘I’m supposed to be dead!’. So said Wilko in a recent interview, having been diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. But despite the doctors’ worst predictions he continued to perform and present himself with vigour and a new zest for life. In 2013, Wilko announced that, thanks to a second opinion and subsequent life-saving surgery, he was cancer-free. “Man, there’s nothing like being told you’re dying to make you feel alive.” The man from Canvey Island, who studied English at Newcastle University before doing a bit of travelling, could have been a retired teacher by now, sucking on a pipe and whittling away at his pension. But no, Wilko was lured into music by the dark magic spun by his first Telecaster, bought from a music store in Southend, Essex, soon after becoming the strutting, grimacing, six-string rhythmic powerhouse behind Lee Brilleaux in Dr Feelgood. Throughout the mid70s, Wilko duck-walked his way across countless stages and venues in the UK with Dr Feelgood in the vanguard of the pub rock movement, performing the gutsy down-to-earth rock and roll that was a welcome antidote to prog-rock. Heavily influenced by legendary guitarist Mick Green from ’60s rockers Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Wilko employs a finger-style, chop-chord strumming action (the ‘stab’, as he describes it). This allows for chords and lead to be played at the same time, giving a fluency and a distinctive sound very unlike the cleaner swat of a pick. With this economic sound, coupled with that black-suited, scowling look, and the yards he covered across the stage pausing only to twist the guitar lead out from under his feet, Wilko became one of the guitar heroes of the era. His influence was felt in bands up and down the country, and later in the emergent punk revolution (Joe Strummer of the Clash bought a Tele after


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seeing Wilko play). Feelgood had four successful albums in Wilko’s time, then followed a busy creative period playing in an early incarnation of the Wilko Johnson Band, the Solid Senders, before he joined Ian Dury’s band The Blockheads, in 1980.All through the ’80s, ’90s and into the new millennium he continued to gig in the UK, Europe and Japan. But it was when Julien Temple’s award winning Oil City Confidential came out in 2009, with Wilko emerging as the film’s star, that the world once again sat up and paid attention to his extraordinary talent. His career took another twist in 2010, when he was offered an acting part in the hit series Game of Thrones, playing the role of mute executioner Ilyn Payne. He appeared in 4 episodes shown in 2011 and 2012. In the same year, Wilko and biographer Zoë Howe released the book ‘Wilko Johnson: Looking Back At Me’, a coffee-table book of Wilko’s favourite memories and images. The book was published by Cadiz. 2014 saw the release of the hit album ‘Going Back Home’, Wilko Johnson’s collaboration with Roger Daltrey which went to Number 3 in the UK album charts. The pair decided to work on the album together not just because they were both huge fans of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, but because, as Wilko was still believed to be dying from cancer, it was believed that they’d

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AT THE HEART OF YOUR FUNERAL PLANNING When we started providing funeral pre-payment plans more than 20 years ago, the idea of ‘paying for your funeral in advance’ was quite unusual. Today, funeral plans are more well known, and available from a wide variety of sources. However, you wouldn’t buy a will from a DIY superstore, so why buy something so important from someone who knows nothing about funerals, your local area, or you. Buying a plan from Gillotts means you can sit down with one of our staff who know local facilities and talk about what you want your funeral to be like. If you wish, you can go into details: music, flowers, what everyone should wear, which photographs to Eastwood Office

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use and anything else that might be in your mind. Most importantly, you can make sure the plan you take out will be right for you and know who will be taking care of you when the time comes. Visit, any of our funeral homes for an information pack, or phone to chat. If you already have a funeral plan that you’re worried may not meet your needs, or that is registered with a funeral home you’re not familiar with, get in touch and we’ll advise you.

Kimberley Office The Old Church Main St. Kimberley NG16 2LL Tel (24 hrs)

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LET US FOCUS ON YOUR CONCERNS At a time of bereavement, it’s only natural that your mind is in a whirl, with questions that need answering and concerns that need addressing. At Gillotts Funeral Directors, we have generations of experience in leading families through this difficult time and providing a compassionate, flexible and high quality service. Our philosophy is to tailor the service we provide to suit each family – some prefer us to visit them at home, others prefer to visit us in the office. Some people want us to do everything – order flowers, produce service sheets, place press notices – whilst others prefer to do things themselves.

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Every family is different, every funeral is unique and the service we provide reflects this. We can trace our origins as far back as 1867, and we are proud to remain an independent family business with roots within our local communities. Our website has lots of information and advice, and if you need our help, or need more information, you can call us at any time.

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Fundraiser for the Building of the New Bramcote Hills Park Community Cafe 3 Course Dinner on 22 April 2017. 7.00pm for 7.30pm £25.00 per person at St Michael’s Church Centre, Church Street, Bramcote For tickets, please contact 0787 060 0825

Please come along and support! Thank you Chilwell Road Ladies Circle

Meet at Chilwell Rd Methodist Church Beeston every Thursday at 7.30pm. 16th March - Card making with Elaine 23rd March - Laura Knight - Speaker Judith Powell 30th March - Lost Churches of Nottingham

Beeston and District Local History Society

We would like to invite you to our meeting every third Wednesday in the month, members free, visitors £2.50 at the Memorial Hall High Rd, Chilwellstart at 7.30pm. 15th March - Gladstone in Nottinghamshire- Speaker Richard Gaunt 19th April - The Malt Cross - Speaker Rebekah At our meetings we serve refreshments, and have a sales table, all procceds go towards keeping and preserving Beeston’s& districts local heritage & archives. The Society has photographic displays at Beeston Carnival & Heritage open days in September.

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DROP IN LEGAL SURGERY FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE FREE DROP IN LEGAL SURGERIES will be on offer for women who live in North Broxtowe and Stapleford, to access free legal information and advice in cases of domestic violence and abuse. Thanks to a partnership between Broxtowe Women’s Project and Nelsons Solicitors, family law specialist’s sessions will take place every other Wednesday starting on 4th May from 9.30am – 2.30pm. The sessions will offer: A private, safe space to talk through their concerns A chance to find out more about the legal options available to them An opportunity to obtain free legal advice in an emergency situation, in the time of a crisis Free impartial legal advice on a range of civil matters Many of the women who Broxtowe Women’s Project supports have a number of complex issues. This might mean they find it easier to remain in an abusive relationship. The sessions aim to make legal advice and support more accessible and to encourage them to move forward in their lives. The project is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Priority Plus areas. For more information please contact Broxtowe Women’s Project on 01773 718 555 or visit Any women experiencing domestic abuse can call the Helpline Monday – Friday between 10.00am and 1.00pm on 01773 719111 or the 24 hour National Helpline on 0808 2000 247.


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Useful Numbers and Information Broxtowe Women’s Project Support For support & information about domestic violence phone: Broxtowe Women's Project 01773 719111 - Mon-Fri 10am-1pm (except bank holidays). Confidential answerphone when we are unavailable. Women's Aid Integrated Services- Freephone 24 hour Helpline 0808 800 0340 National Domestic Violence- Freephone 24 hour Helpline- 0808 2000 247 Run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge Men’s Adviceline - for support and confidential advice for men experiencing domestic abuse and violence 0808 801 0327. Action on Elder Abuse 080 8808 8141 CALL for confidential help AND advice on all aspects elder abuse Safeguarding adults- Reporting abuse If you see or know of a worrying situation, please don’t ignore it.Call us on 0300 500 80 80 as soon as possible to discuss your concerns. You can report abuse anonymously. Abuse can happen anywhere - in a residential or nursing home, a hospital, in the workplace, at a day centre or educational establishment, in supported housing, in the street or in the person’s own home.In an emergency, please call 999 in the first instance. SOB -Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide -National Helpline 0300 111 5065. 9am to 9pm every day.Ilkeston (support group) Location: Ilkeston.Meeting day: 4th Thursday of every monthPhone: Eric on 0115 944 1117 (9am - 5pm) Canaan Trust - Homelessness- Long Eaton.Tell us about a rough sleeper. If you see and are concerned about someone who is rough sleeping, please tell us. Please help us by providing as much information as possible. 0115 946 4903. Email us if you wish to discuss a rough sleeper – Citizens Advice- Debt & Money Problems, Housing , Law,& Rights , Discrimination.,Work, Health. etc., Internet Safety- Visit theUK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet. Tel: 0844 381 4772. Disability Nottinghamshire- need to talk to someone .Call us for independent, impartial and confidential advice on any aspect of disability or caring. Tel:01623625891. Nottingham Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. Tel: 0115 9348485 Mondays to Fridays from 7pm to 9.15pm. You can leave an answerphone message at other times. Or e-mail at To advertise call 07854990608 or visit our website GRAPEVINE-wollaton March 2017.indd 55


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Chilwell Memorial Institute Lawn Tennis Club dates for 2017 are: First day is Saturday 15th April 2017 Our Open Day Saturday 22nd April for new members LTA Great British Tennis Weekend event Sunday 14th May LTA Great British Tennis Weekend event Saturday 22nd July Club's AMG Saturday 30th September Last day Saturday 14th October Club sessions remain Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:00 and Saturday afternoon from 2:00pm. New members always welcome. Visit for more details.


Pressurewash Cleaning Services

All Types of hard surfaces cleaned: Algae-Weed-Moss-Oil-Chewing Gum removed from: • Patios • Tarmac • Blockpaved Areas • Brick & Stone Walling • Concrete Drive & Slabs • Decking etc. • Full graffiti removal Customer service paramount Police CRB checked Only professional equipment used Please see customer 5 STAR reviews on t: 0115 8754170 m: 07712 957839 e: To advertise call 07854990608 or visit our website GRAPEVINE-wollaton March 2017.indd 57


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The Jack Sanders


Every Sunday 9.30-10.30am

at Queen Elizabeth Park Toton Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham. NG9 7FY

Ages 4 to 7 years old Reception & Years 1 & 2 Older beginners also welcome

Only £3.00 per session or £10.00 for 4 Sessions


Teamwork Respect Opportunity Welcoming Enjoyment Learning Listening Fun Challenging “having played for Trowell FC from a young age myself i am really excited to have this opportunity to help the children in the local community get the chance to be involved in a game they will really love and enjoy”.

Anyone wishing to know more about our Soccer School please contact:

Jack Sanders - Soccer school co-ordinator Tel: 07454 758194

SAY IT WITH BELLS Do you have an upcoming special occasion, anniversary, birthday, engagement, birth or christening? Let the bellringers of St Michaels & All Angels Church Bramcote mark your occasion by ringing for 45 mins especially for you. Donations to the bell tower are gratefully received. If you are interested in having a quarter peal rung for a special occasion, please contact Sarah Wharmby on 07790700053 or email

Silver Surfers in Bramcote Meets every Thursday afternoon 1 to 3pm at St Michael’s Church Centre, Church Street, Bramcote NG9 3HD. If you are an older adult and you’d like to learn how to use, or make more use of your laptop, tablet or mobile phone; Silver Surfers could be just the place for you. Come for an instructive and enjoyable time, with help on offer from our volunteer coaches, and plenty of opportunity to meet and chat over a cuppa and a cake or two! Pop in any Thursday; the first week is free but there is a charge of £3 for subsequent sessions.


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Stapleford & District

Are you retired or work part-time? Do you want to share fun, friendship and informal learning in a vibrant, enjoyable and varied way? Then why not come along to find out what the U3A is about and join in our activities which include monthly meetings, speakers and a wide range of Interest Groups. Our monthly meeting is held on the1st Wednesday of each month, 2.00-4.00 pm at Stapleford Methodist Church, Eatons Road, NG9 7EA. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends - so come along to It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends - so come along our free Interest Groups Fair meeting on 2 March and give it a to our free Interest meeting on 5th July 2017 try andGroups see whatFair we have to offer! and give it a try and see what we have to offer!




Family run business - established for over fifteen years We can service or repair any make and model vehicle We offer a local vehicle collection and delivery service upon request Car & commercial tyres fitted and repaired in minutes not hours We repair motorcycles & quad bikes, also supply tyres for them both.

Other services:

MOT’s & Services Engine Re-builds Diagnostic Specialists New & Used Tyres Timing Belts & Head Gaskets Home Start & Recoveries

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*ION Slide and Negative Scanner used only once for less than 2 hours. Complete Unit £20. 0115 946 8070 Toton A range of solid brass ornaments -GPO replica post box can use as money bank, horse & trap , sun dial calendar, set of 6 weights from 2oz’s to 4lbs, 15 inch toasting fork , 12 inch shoe horn and other spurious brasses if interested, purchase when seen offers to puchase singles if required . 0115 9724609 Toton Folding fishing capture net in good condition £8-00. 0115 9724609 Toton 2 interior 15 pane glazed wood doors semi stripped £10 for both. 0115 9724609 Toton 2 medium sized motor cycle crash helmets £5-00 each. 2 motor cycle gents leather suits with full protection built in, buy 1 get the other free sizes 42/44.£25-00. 0115 9724609 Toton. Electric Tile Cutter 600w. -£20 Guilds Sheet Sander 200w - £10. Sunn Camp camping chairs, X frame 2 x £10 (blue) and 2 x £5 (grey). 0115 917 1379 M: 0797 207 4387

National Trust Nottingham Centre, Summer 2017 Nottingham Centre members have plenty of activities to look forward to over the summer months, including excursions, walks and holidays. Coach Excursions -These include a trip to Coventry Cathedral and Leicester Guildhall, Hughenden Manor(NT), Lichfield Cathedral and the National Memorial Arboretum, and in September, Waddesden Manor(NT). Walks - Several walks are planned, some of which start from Nottingham by public transport (that’s my kind of walk) to places of particular interest. In June there’s a walk from Bonsall to Rowsley in Derbyshire, in July, a walk from Knowle to Packwood House(NT), in August it’s Crich Stand to Cromford Mill, and finally, in September, Greetham to Edith Weston via Rutland Water. Holidays - The short walking holiday in May has become a popular annual event. This year members will enjoy the beauty of Tintern and the Wye Valley. Two other holidays


are planned: one in June ‘Southern Delights’ will explore Hayling Island and Hampshire, while the break in September offers an opportunity to visit Lancashire Hotspots – in particular the Hotspots of Manchester! Garden Group - Visits planned for this popular group include Thoresby Hall Gardens and Chatsworth RHS Flower Show. Local and Family History Group - In addition to the delights listed above this group offers visits to Ruddington Museums, Stoneywell, the charming recently acquired Arts and Crafts house in Leicestershire (NT),and Beauvale Priory in Nottinghamshire, a ruined medieval priory inhabited by monks until the 16th century. At the Nottingham Centre there is something for everyone! Donations As supporters of National Trust members are delighted to be able to donate to various properties in need. In 2017 the following sums will be given to NT properties in the East Midlands: To Belton House - £700.00 towards the purchase of

two urns and plinths for the gardens. To Stoneywell - £500.00 for a wooden display cart for outdoor use.To Monksthorpe Chapel, Gunby,Lincs. £1120.00 towards restoration of the baptistry. The National Trust Nottingham Centre is a friendly organisation: visitors are always welcome to talks, which take place at the Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham. To join you must be a member of National Trust. Cost is £6.00 for a single person, £10.00 for two people living at the same address. A bargain. Excursions and holidays are popular and quickly get booked up with priority given to Nottingham Centre members, but non members may be put on a waiting list. For more information about activities and membership contact: Barbara Mcdonald, 0115 9757800, e:bmcdonald351@btinternet. com or visit website:

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