GRAPEVINE in NG9 YOUR AREAâ€™S MOST USEFUL QUALITY LOCAL MAGAZINE
March 2014 Issue 72
This Month Fancy Sailing? Page 20 Creative Workshops Page 22 15 ways to treat your Mother Page 34 Nottingham Library Opens Private Garden Page 52 Book Review By Claire Lyons Page 56 Gardening Feature Page 58 & 59 Letters to Grapevine Page 62 Plus much more.
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Long Eaton Appliance Company & Design Works Kitchens
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357 NOTTINGHAM ROAD, ILKESTON, DERBYSHIRE DE7 5BB
0115 9301901 07773411586
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Please call Paul on:
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Please call for an appointment
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For peace of mind for you and your family contact:
J M Wills and Legal Services Ltd:
T: 0115 7522196 M: 07954379603
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MAB Plumbing & Tiling Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7GW
Professional Auto Body Repairers 33 years experience
Full bathroom installations Heating repairs and full installations Any small plumbing jobs Full tiling services (floor and walls) Emergency call out Age Concern Registered
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For more information call Ian or Steve
0115 939 8523
Any other enquiries please call - Matt on 07832913757
www.autobodytec.co.uk Unit 1 Canalside Industrial Estate Ilkeston Road Sandiacre Nottingham NG10 5EA
If you prefer, please email
Chilwell Olympia Karate School Give Your Child a Head Start
Need help with your ironing? Let us free up your time!
THE IRON LADY in Toton
Karate is a great way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness, focus and confidence. Classes are held at Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Beginners receive two free introductory lessons.
All areas around NG9 covered Professional & affordable service FREE collection & delivery £2.50 per kilo Within a 3 mile radius £3 per kilo outside radius Call LUCY: 07908
Our school has a long successful history established in 1974. Instructors are fully qualified with many years experience.
839441 The iron lady Toton
Our Chief Instructor is Japanese Master Asano Hanshi 9th Dan. Adult classes also available.
Tel: 07789095467 Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Bye Pass Road, Chilwell Nottingham NG9 5HR www.chilwell-karate.co.uk
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ROOFING & RE-ROOFING SPECIALISTS SOFFITS & FASCIAS
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Security systems Homebuyer & Mortgage reports & much more
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Free quotes & estimates For a FREE no obligation quote please call: 0115 9397558 OR 07809 559782
21 Charles Ave, Beeston, Nottingham Tel: 07889 247933
Plumbing & Heating
Boiler Installations Boiler Repairs & Servicing Over 30 years experience Kitchen & Bathroom Installations with Tiling & Plastering work included Please call Dean: 07970
0115 9171901 Evenings Based in Trowell, cover all local areas. 12 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements
Building and Maintenance
We specialise in: Extensions Alterations Refurbishments
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Solutions tailored to your needs. FREE no obligation quote FREEPHONE: 0800 955 8585 or 07826 175495 www.jwspropertyservices.co.uk
We are a local, independent company based in Wollaton and specialise in Residential Lettings and Property Management. We have a passion for property and a dedication for delivering a quality service. As Specialists we are fully focused on the priorities and needs of the Landlord, and, unlike estate agents, our loyalties are not divided by dealing with property sales and mortgages. We understand that letting your property, especially for the first time, can be a worrying experience. With this in mind, we offer a fantastic All Inclusive Management Service, taking on full responsibility with on-going management, honest advice and regular communication to help maximise the financial potential of your asset.
OFFERS Let Only - 20% Off Fee Limited Offer All Inclusive Management No Upfront Costs FREE Initial 12 Month Rent Guarantee Cover
For further information please call Giles : 0115 882 0552 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gilesalexander.co.uk 13 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements
No. 1 Solar PV Installer Invest in your future and turn Sunshine into cash! Dramatically reduce your household ills No more worrying about future energy price increases & all while doing your bit for the Environment Having Solar PV panels fitted is so much easier and cheaper than you imagine and the savings and future earning potential should not be missed.
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Call us today for a FREE no obligation survey and quote. A 4kw all black panel system (16 panels) from £4995.00 giving you a yearly return of £950.00 from feed in tariff and savings. Figures above based on south facing roof orientation. Willmark Energy is a MCS accredited renewable energy installation company, providing bespoke services to both the domestic and commercial markets.
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Commercial and Domestic Installations and repairs
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Refresh Your Kitchen
KITCHEN REPLACEMENT DOORS Bespoke size, modern & traditional, individually manufactured for you
German quality cooking appliances, sinks & taps
How much does it cost? This kitchen makeover....
7 x doors 4 x drawers Worktops Plinth Cornice Handles
Additional items 1½ bowl, sink & taps - £99
TOTAL MAKEOVER £866
New World fan oven New World gas hob Extractor hood TOTAL PRICE £489
We also offer a supply only package. We will drill for hinges to suit your cabinets free of charge, and for a limited period, supply a Blanco 1½ bowl sink for only £50.
Ring 0115 973 0700 or email: email@example.com to learn more about this fantastic offer. Elan House, Fletcher Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1JU
www.sc-dg.co.uk Part of the Steven Christopher Design Group of Companies
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Stapleford Cue Club Licensed Air Conditioned Snooker Club 12 NOON –11PM MON - FRI 11AM - 11 PM SAT - SUN FULLY AIR CONDITIONED 6 FULL©SIZE TABLES Publications Beech 2 STEEL BLOCK TOURNAMENT TABLE WITH TOURNAMENT LIGHTING 2 TOURNAMENT STANDARD 8 BALL POOL TABLES WITH TOURNAMENT LIGHTING DARTS WITH ELECTRONIC SCORING LOUNGE AREA WITH BIG SCREEN TV'S LIVE SPORTS WEEKLY POKER
CUE RE-TIPPING & FERRULE SERVICE COACHING AVAILABLE REGULAR EXHIBITIONS WITH TOP PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS
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0115 9394504 GAMES SEATING UP TO 28 PLAYERS HOT FOOD AVAILABLE MONTHLY TOURNAMENTS SNOOKER AND POOL TEAMS PLAYING IN LOCAL LEAGUES ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW PLAYERS CUE & CASE SALES
We are situated behind Gilliots Funeral Service
and Pizza Hut
Fully qualified Over 35 years experience Joiner, shop fitter, cabinet maker, kitchen installer No job too small—free no obligation quote Cover all local areas Friendly & reliable Call John Shaw:
0115 9172934 07788934153 16 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements
NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS
Driving School Friendly | Patient | Female Qualified DSA ADI Instructor Highest Grade 6 Instructor Beginner Courses Refresher Courses Block Booking Competitive Rates Pass Plus Motorway Tuition Nervous Pupils Welcome
C & J Upvc Maintenance provides a wide range of services for all your window and door repair requirements in the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas. Our reputation has been built on solid workmanship and customer satisfaction. We cover all aspects of your double glazing repairs from full door lock replacements to a full conservatory roof replacement. MULTI-POINT DOOR LOCK AND TILT AND SLIDE PATIO DOOR REPAIR SPECIALISTS. Handles, Lock, Letter Boxes, Hinges, Rubber Gaskets, Glass Units, Panels, Additional Security, Adjustments and much more.. Please call us for further information.
Company built on our customers recommendations 100%Family Run Business! Fast & Friendly Service All work comes fully guaranteed We carry full public liability insurance Competitive prices Over shoes worn to protect your flooring Sign written vehicle and uniformed engineer Most products carried in stock meaning that we can offer a fast response time
First 3 lessons ÂŁ30 TEL: 0115 849 8397 / 07999 599 501 www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk 33 Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Notts
07771 802 115
TAG LTD. PLUMBING & HEATING ENGINEERS. LOCAL COMPANY. BASED IN TROWELL ESTABLISHED 2001.GAS SAFE 204457
Full gas heating designed and installed + system up-grades. Boiler /fire/ heating repairs (Combi boiler specialists). Gas safety checks / servicing/repair to domestic, commercial & industrial properties. Full or part bathroom/wet room installations (including tiling) Landlord gas safety inspections (Private or agents) Design & installation of commercial & industrial heating systems/ shower & toilet blocks. Commercial catering appliances serviced/ tested/ repaired (certificates issued). All gas work undertaken including LPG. All general plumbing work undertaken.
Contract work carried-out within building trade.
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BATH OUT ... ENCLOSURE IN! Having trouble getting in and out of the bath? We can help solve your problem with a beautiful shower enclosure to replace your bath from
£1,495 (VAT FREE IF REGISTERED DISABLED)
Haydn Interiors for Quality Kitchen, Bedrooms & Bathrooms at a cost to suit you!. Also available replacement kitchen doors, direct from the manufacturer. FAMILY BUSINESS, FATHER & DAUGHTER EST OVER 30 YEARS FULL SERVICE UNDERTAKEN, PLASTERING TILING, LIGHTING & BUILDING WORK
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WE ARE HERE VICTORIA
Haydn Interiors Ltd. OPM House, Haydn Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2LB 0115 962 2600 email@example.com www.haydninteriors.co.uk Mon– Fri 9.30—5.00 Sat-10.00-4.00
Visit our showroom at:
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Home Improvements | Bathroom and Kitchen Installations
New bathroom refurbishment including all building alterations Plastering – Electrical – Tiling work. New Kitchens Installed or existing refurbished. Walk in shower installations. Disability showering needs All Tiling – Electrical – Plastering - Building alterations. General maintenance and repair works carried out. No Job to small. Free advice and quotations available Over 35 years experience NO free gimmicks Just a personal and quality installation service.
Call Frank now on: 07969904242 Moorbridge Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham 24 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements
I work with you to design any sized area and transform it into something to be proud of and enjoyed for many years to come. From the initial consultation to the complete makeover, I work with full attention to detail and pride myself in the end result. Building walls & planters, paths, fencing, gardening, laying turf, water features plus more. Please call me for more details.
M.R.Oates Ltd builder & bespoke garden design
Fencing & Walls Garden Maintenance Tree Lopping Building Maintenance Patios Roof work
Michael Oates 07770 398002
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The Re-Upholstery Specialists Traditional Handcrafted Upholstery Family Business Cushion Replacements Antique Re-Upholstery Spring Repairs Home Book Loan Written Estimates SHOW ROOM & WORKSHOP
0115 9259149 60 Attenborough Lane Chilwell Nottingham NG9 5JW www.stylistic-upholstery.co.uk
Accounts Tax Returns
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Free Initial Consultation & Quote Small Businesses Self Employed Limited Companies
ILKESTON 0115 932 9888 26 Please mention Grapevine when responding to advertisements
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning FAST & FRIENDLY TEAM FULLY INSURED SINGLE ITEM TO FULL HOUSE HOUSE/RUBBUSH CLEARANCES O.A.P AND STUDENT DISCOUNT FREE QUOTE ANY VAN, ANY SIZE AVAILABLE
Family Business With An Excellent Reputation
Carpet Cleaning Upholstery Cleaning Leather Cleaning Eco Friendly—Non Toxic Materials Used All Work Fully Insured & Guaranteed
Police CRB checked
All Work Carried Out By The Owners
07866 038996 or 0115 8491261
Competitive Rates—Quality Cleaning Please call Shaun Lord Or 07810 820555
Please visit our website: http://removalsnottinghamltd.com/
Patios Pathways Landscaping Drains & Drainage work
Block Paving & Indian Stone Specialists
Quality & Service from a member of The Guild Of Master Craftsmen Family Run Business – No Subcontractors References & photographs available All work guaranteed
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MOBILE PHONE & COMPUTER SPECIALISTS
MOBILE PHONE UNLOCKING, REPAIRS AND SALES
"MOST REPAIRS CARRIED OUT SAME DAY"
APPLE IPHONE IPAD IPOD IMAC REPAIRS & ACCESSORIES BUSINESS SUPPORT HOME CALL OUTS
SAT NAV REPAIRS & UPGRADES
NETWORKING WEB DESIGN
GAMES CONSOLE REPAIRS
LARGE SELECTION OF LAPTOPS & COMPUTERS
COMPUTER/LAPTOP SALES AND REPAIRS & ACCESSORIES
LARGE SELECTION OF MOBILE PHONES, IPODS, & TABLETS
BEATS STYLE HEADSETS FANTASTIC SOUND QUALITY! “YOU WON’T BELIEVE HOW GOOD THESE ARE!
ONLY £19! *WE NOW BUY, SELL & REPAIR TABLETS*
74 Derby Road Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7AB
0115 949 9136 www.jascomms.com
WE ARE NOTTINGHAMS NO.1 COMPUTER AND MOBILE PHONE SPECIALISTS ESTABLISHED IN STAPLEFORD FOR 10 YEARS WITH OVER 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE
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78 Derby Road Stapleford Nottingham NG9 7AB Tel: 0115 9393360 email: fflegalservices.com
We offer the following: Wills Lasting Powers of Attorney Court Of Protection Advance Directives (Living Wills) House Clearance — Full Or Part Homes Cleared Care Fee Planning Also offering services for Conveyancing and Wealth Management
Home visits and hospital visits by appointment. Open every day Monday – Friday 9am-5.pm Saturday 9am –mid-day Ground floor offices offering disabled access, on street parking available.
Right in the heart of Stapleford Little Grapevine Tip Spring Clean Tips Do one room, even one area of one room, at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will make the hard work feel like it's worth the effort. When tidying, reduce trips around the house by temporarily depositing items in one spot en route to but not at their final destination. Don't stand your brooms on their bristles. It will destroy their shape and diminish their effectiveness.
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NEW SHOP OPENS IN STAPLEFORD OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND TRADE
SEE WHAT YOUâ€™RE SAVING WITH :
The Solo PV display provides live generation data in kWh, carbon saved and money earned. The in-home display is full-colour, simple and intuitive and talks directly to your generation meter.
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Our aim is to bring to the public money saving items to reduce their energy costs, our shop is open for anyone to call in to view, buy and ask for advice on anything from a light bulb to solar panels. We sell all new types of switches, light bulbs, sockets and other items to the general public and trade at very competitive prices, some items cheaper than wholesale. We offer a fitting service so you can purchase a switch or socket and have one of our electricians to fit at a fixed cost. We supply:
Traditional & contemporary outside security lights 0% Finance on a CCTV cameras (we can fit if required) selection of Solar pv systems Security alarms, smoke and burglar alarms New consumer units (fuse box) Money saving LED lights Supply and install money saving Farho and Rionte heaters these are an excellent replacement for old inefficient storage heaters, which cost 30% less to run. ( see opposite page for more info ). Energy efficient products Top quality German solar pv systems & much more
143 Nottingham Road Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 8AY Call John
FREE Car parking directly at front of the shop. Opening times: Mon to Thurs: 8amâ€“ 5pm Fri: 8am â€“4.30pm Sat: 9am-12 mid day
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All UPVC Work Undertaken All types of window and door repairs Gutter, soffits and fascia repairs Misted double glazed units replaced Lock repairs Back to white UPVC cleaning
Time Served Tradesmen | 20 Years Experience Commercial & Domestic Paperhanging | Coving Fully Insured | Free Quotes
Call Stuart on: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone Duncan Harding
0115 877 9802 0778 995 2379
Locally based tidy tradesman with over 15 years experience.
8 Hogarth Close Stapleford Nottingham
APPLIANCE REPAIRS EST1993
WASHERS DISHWASHERS FRIDGES FREEZERS COOKERS TUMBLE DRYERS BUILT-IN KITCHEN APPLIANCES
Tel: 0115 968 1346 Engineer: 07976 754 793
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15 ways Mother’s day is all about showing your mother just how much you love and appreciate her and thanking her as best you can for the many years she has spent nurturing and looking after you. The origins of the day are not certain, in Britain we celebrate it on the Christian date of Mothering Sunday, the worship of the ‘Mother’ church and of the Virgin Mary. There are also suggestions that the day has roots in the Ancient Greek festival in honour of Cybele, a mother of Greeks gods. The Romans also had a celebration called Matronalia that was dedicated to Juno but mothers were also presented with gifts on the day. Wherever the tradition stems from it’s a great excuse to give your mother a well-deserved treat so read on to discover 15 ways to treat your mum. Pampering What better way for your mother to truly relax this mother’s day than a day at a spa? Why not go with her, treat yourself too and make a day of indulging in heavenly massages, treatments and steam rooms. Day out Does your mother enjoy bracing walks in the countryside? Get some friends and family together, park up in a country pub and plot a circular walk. End your walk with a hearty meal in front of a roaring log fire. Meal Give your mum a break from cooking for a night and book a restaurant meal for all the family. She will love having her children around her, especially if it doesn’t involve slaving over a hot stove all day in preparation.
Mini-break If you really want to show your mother how special she is, book a weekend getaway. Take her for a cultural tour of Paris, or warming weekend in Barcelona and get some shopping in while you’re there. Cleaning service What is your mother’s least favourite activity? Ironing? Cleaning? Vacuuming the carpets? Why not get some hired help in for her one day, or more if you can afford it, as an extra special mother’s day surprise. Theatre/musical Is your mother mad about musicals or a theatre buff? You could make a day of it and book tickets to see her favourite show then take her out to supper. Chocolates Chocolates are a sure way to win your mother’s heart – get her a luxury selection she can enjoy with a bottle of wine and a good film. Accessories A pair of earrings or a string of pearls; mothers can’t have enough jewels and they provide the perfect way to create a new look without the need for a whole new wardrobe. Flowers A bouquet may seem like an obvious choice but if you choose her favourite flowers, or an elegant pot plant for the house she will be delighted. Afternoon tea The English preserve of taking tea is a delightfully civilised way to enjoy a good old chinwag – so take her to a tea house and spend a peaceful afternoon catching up.
Helicopter or hot air balloon ride For a once in a lifetime experience, get mother a voucher for a helicopter tour of our regional countryside. It will allow her to take in the spectacular scenery in a way she has never seen it before. A bottle of her favourite tipple Sherry is my mother’s favourite but a good bottle of bubbly is sure to go down equally well. Makeover The years may have been kind to your mother but she’s so busy looking after other people she forgets to look after herself. Book her in for a makeover and remind her of how beautiful she still is. A new man If your mother is on the market why not set her up on a blind date. If you don’t know any adequate suitors, enlist the help of a dating agency and help her find love this year. Colour analysis Help her discover which colours suit her and revolutionise her current look. A colour analyst will test different colour fabrics against your skin to find out which colours suit your skin tone. You will fit into one of eight bands: cool or warm spring, summer, autumn or winter. As a ‘warm spring’, for example, you are best in colours with a warm honey base – avoiding ‘cool’ shades like bright red or black.
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Mobile Hair Design by Fliss (AKA Phyll) Professional hairdressing in the comfort of your own home City & Guilds + Level 3 Training assessor Fully experienced in all techniques Friendly and reliable Only quality products used Great prices & regular offers 20% off first visit with this advert Cover all the NG9 area Please call Fliss
07599415934 Leave a message and I will return your call
TRANQUILITY Holistic Therapy Centre and Studio
Bath Bomb & Soap Making Course Held in our lovely studio at Tranquility Holistic Therapy Centre. Learn how to make your own unique natural bath bombs and soap, take home your finished products All equipment, course notes and ingredients provided. 2 hours of fun making your own products with all natural ingredients such as essential oils (no fragrance oils used at all only pure essential oils, natural colours, flowers and seeds). Suitable for all ages! Free tea and coffee too! Classes Monday, Tues and Weds – 9.30am – 11.30am and Sat– 11.30am—1.30pm Only £20 per person! Great for making for gifts for friends and family! Great Valentines or Mothers Day gift! To book on this course please call or text Kerrie on
0115 9221919 / 07740 196289 178 High road, Chilwell Nottingham NG9 5BB www. tranquilityevents.co.uk
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Anne Edwards Hypnotherapy
Dhyp.GQHP Mufh. Aufh GHR
Two Colour Foils
Stapleford & Nottingham
For help with:
IBS-Fear/Control Fears and Phobias Stress and Anxiety Weight/Smoking Self Esteem Childhood Issues & much more......
Include Cut & Finish! FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR SELF EMPLOYED HAIRDRESSER TO RENT A CHAIR HERE! Call for further details:
EVENING APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE
Tel: 0115 922 0000
Call me at anytime on
6 Regent Street Beeston Nottingham NG9 2EA
07708438798 or 0115 9391312. www.hypno1.com/AnneEdwards.htm
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Health Beauty & Well Being
Irene Thurs 6.30pm
Tracey Tues 5pm & 7pm
George Wed 6.30pm
Toton Meth Church Stapleford Lane, Toton T: 07989448421
Trinity Methodist Church Cross St, Long Eaton T: 01773 770428
St Teresaâ€™s Church Hall Staverton Rd, Bilborough T: 0115 9136396
Louise Tues 5.30pm & 7.30pm
Margaret Thurs 10am
Louise Fri 9.30am
Wollaton Vale Comm Centre, Rosedale Drive, Wollaton. T: 07974731277
The Pearson Centre, Nuart Road, Beeston T: 07877615284
Debbie Tues 6pm
Kerry Thurs 5pm & 7pm
NEW GROUP OPENING Jan 3rd Cricket Club, Wollaton Rd Wollaton. T: 07974731277
Harryâ€™s Bar, Festival Inn, Ilkeston Road Trowell T: 07738634284
Irene Tues 6pm & Thurs 9.30am St Hughes Church Hall Staverton Rd, Bilborough T: 0115 9136396
Charlotte Wed 5.30pm Chilwell Rd Methodist Church, Chilwell. T: 0115 9288263
Margaret Wed 6pm Bramcote Memorial Hall Church St, Bramcote T: 07877615284
St Barnabas Church Barncroft (off Inham Rd) Chilwell T: 07870409422
Kerry Sat 9.30am
Charlotte Thurs 5.30pm Stapleford Community Centre,Cliffe Hill Stapleford T: 0115 9288263
George Sat 10am
Margaret Thurs 6pm
Queens Rd Methodist Church Queens Rd, Beeston T: 07870409422
The Meeting Place (next to Horse & Jockey public house) Nottm Rd, Stapleford T: 01773 770428
St Leonards Com. Centre, Bramcote Lane Wollaton T: 07877615284
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MOT - Service and Repairs Fully VAG Trained & ATA Registered Team Qualified Master Technician Level Mechanics Specialist Service For Skoda- VW- Audi SEAT & Other Makes Of Cars Vehicle Electric Diagnostics Engine Management 30 Years Experience
164 Pasture Road Stapleford Nottingham NG9 8GQ Open Mon-Fri 8.30am—5.00pm Sat 9am—1pm
We supply & fit high quality UPVC Windows, Doors, Soffits, & Fascias.
Based in Chilwell, covers all local areas.
All types of remedials undertaken including misted glass units.
We pride ourselves by obtaining most of our work generated from client’s recommendations. We are a small family business, and can give personal service, help and advice. NO SALESMEN - For a FREE no
Fully Qualified No Job Too Small Gas Cookers Installed No Call Out Charge City and Guilds
obligation quote please call
0115 917 2857 67 Rayneham Road, Ilkeston,
Derbyshire DE7 8RG Please call Lloyd Spendlove QANW INSURANCE BACKED GUARANTEES
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Keep fit n e d r a g e h t n i
By Hannah Stephenson
RAKING LEAVES, DIGGING, WEEDING AND MOVING SHRUBS CAN ALL BE DONE AT THIS TIME OF YEAR AND WILL HELP YOU TONE UP.
Balancing on one foot while gardening, whether you are trimming a hedge or sowing seeds in the greenhouse, also promotes strength and confidence and keeps the nervous system in good condition, he says. Set yourself a 30-second time limit to start and, as you progress, increase that and maybe even close your eyes, which makes balancing harder, he suggests. Gardening can help the cardiovascular system, reduces the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions as well as burning calories, according to US research.
Raking and forking helps strengthen arms and shoulders and tones the abdominal muscles, while digging and bending (from the knees, keeping the back straight) to move or lift plants or pots can help tone thighs and buttocks. "The thing to keep in mind is always to try to do things to your maximum range of movements," says Colin Holding, head coach of Wildfitness (www.wildfitness.com), a company which runs transformative fitness holidays. He says sitting down is the worst position for the human body, adversely affecting posture and the digestive system and that our natural sitting Half an hour's digging can use up 250 calories, position is in fact a full squat. weeding will burn 105 calories, raking 100 calories Weeding beds and borders gives the legs, hips and buttocks a good workout if and mowing the lawn 195, so those garden chores you squat while you weed. Heavier work you've been putting oﬀ may help you squeeze into such as clearing brush and stacking those jeans which have been on the tight side. wood can give you the equivalent workout to a light aerobics class. "Changing the type of garden tools you use can also "Get down as low as you can so that your bottom is as influence the number of calories burned and will also close to your heels as it can be. From that position you have cardiovascular benefits," says award-winning can do gardening rather than getting down on your garden designer David Domoney, who offers tips on knees," he advises. how to get fit gardening on his website "When you stand up you will be using your joints to their www.daviddomoney.com. maximum range of movements." "For example, use a rake instead of a leaf blower, take From a squat position you can weed or plant and each extra long strides while raking or use short, quick time you move along a border you stand up and then motions, and keep the rake close to your body, squat again. switching sides every two to three minutes." "With deep squats, you use the biggest muscles in your Go for a push mower if you want a more strenuous body - leg, thigh and hip muscles - and will aid lymphatic workout, rather than a power mower which will make the drainage, pumping out toxins as you completely rely on job easier. muscular movement for this." Gardening will not only help you physically, but He also recommends just 'hanging'. In-between other psychologically too. Working in the fresh air and being tasks, take time to find a high branch of a tree and just among trees and plants reduces stress and relieves hang from it to take your body weight. "It's great for muscle tension, studies have shown. posture and is good for shoulder strength."
GARDENING Many gardeners worry that too much lifting in the garden will damage their backs. Obviously, if you are attempting to move a really heavy object, ask for help. "You need to keep an 'S'-shaped spine position when lifting, sweeping or raking, changing sides regularly. Stand with your back against a wall, with your head, shoulder blades, heels and the base of your back (coccyx) also touching the wall. That will give you an idea of the 'S' spine position.
Thyme is one of those herbs that is enjoyed as much for its ornamental value as it is for its intense flavour - but there are a lot of different varieties, some of which aren't for eating, so make sure you choose the right type for you. Thyme likes dry, poor, well-drained soil and lots of sun. If you have heavy soil you'll have to add a good amount of grit to have success. Plant in late spring or early summer, after the last frosts have passed as it needs time to settle in before enduring its first winter outside. Upright varieties should be spaced around 9in (23cm) apart, while spreading types need to be 12in (30cm) apart. They need watering in dry spells while they are becoming established but after that no watering is necessary. The best known type is Thymus vulgaris, garden thyme, which produces deep mauve-pink flowers in June and July. Lemon thyme (Thymus x citriodorus) is good for pots, while T. x citriodorus 'Bertram Anderson', a spreading variety, has gold-variegated leaves and mauve-pink flowers and can be used as both an ornamental and edible plant. Young shoots can be cut off from the tip of the stems for cooking.
"Keep your shoulders back and look at the horizon, not downwards, when you squat, to hold the position," says Domoney. Work at a steady, constant speed to keep heart rate up at a set level and don't do too much of one thing three hours' digging is likely to result in a lot of aches and pains. Change positions regularly to move from pruning to weeding or try to alternate which hands you use. Do the less strenuous gardening chores such as tidying up or a little light pruning to warm up and get the muscles moving and the same when you cool down, he advises. If you tire halfway through, take a break. "Listen to your body. Don't wear yourself out because that's mainly when you'll injure yourself," he adds. ����
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For fans of tradition, now is the time to order your spring lamb for Easter. At this time of year, lamb meat is succulent and subtle in flavour, making it the perfect centrepiece for a celebration. So put your wintry roast recipes away and adopt an understated, gentle approach to Sunday lunch. Here are three Easter recipes that will make the most of your spring lamb, and dazzle friends and family.
Noisettes of lamb with anchovy, mint and lime marinade (Serves 2)
Top tip: This recipe works well with lamb chops or cutlets too.
4 lean lamb noisettes 2tbsp oil For the marinade: Salt and freshly milled black pepper 2tbsp freshly chopped mint 1tbsp sherry vinegar 2 anchovy fillets, drained and finely chopped 1tbsp Dijon or wholegrain mustard 2tbsp olive oil Juice of half a lime 1-2tbsp runny honey, optional For the pan-fried asparagus: 1tbsp olive oil 400g asparagus, trimmed and lightly steamed For the sherry dressing: 50ml sherry vinegar 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1tsp caster sugar Salt and freshly milled black pepper
To prepare the marinade, place all the ingredients into a large shallow dish and mix well. Place the noisettes in the marinade mixture and coat on both sides. Cover and refrigerate for up to two hours. To prepare the pan-fried asparagus, heat a large non-stick griddle or frying pan, coat the asparagus in the olive oil and cook for five to eight minutes, turning occasionally until tender, drain, transfer to a large
serving plate and keep warm. Heat the oil for the noisettes in a clean nonstick griddle or frying pan until hot. Add the lamb and cook for four to six minutes on each side over a moderate heat until cooked. To make the dressing, place all the ingredients into a small bowl, whisk until combined and spoon over the asparagus. Serve the noisettes with creamy mash potatoes and the asparagus.
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Warm lamb and noodle salad (Serves 4)
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1 x 100g bag mixed salad leaves 4 lean lamb leg or rump steaks 175g fresh radishes, sliced Salt and freshly milled black pepper 1 small red onion, peeled, halved 2tsp Chinese five-spice powder and thinly sliced 2tbsp sunflower oil 3tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1tbsp sesame seeds 4tbsp sweet chilli sauce 2tbsp plum or damson jam, softened with a little hot water 300g cooked egg or rice noodles, to serve
Place the steaks on a chopping board and season on both sides with the salt, pepper and Chinese fivespice powder. Place the salad ingredients into a large bowl, season and drizzle with the olive oil. In a small bowl, mix together the sweet chilli sauce and plum or damson jam. Heat the sunflower oil in a large, nonstick wok or frying pan. Add the lamb and cook for four
to six minutes on each side until cooked. Halfway through cooking, add the sesame seeds. Remove the lamb from the pan, transfer to a plate to rest for two to three minutes, then slice into strips. Arrange the warmed noodles on a serving plate and add the salad, then arrange the lamb on top. Spoon over the sweet chilli dressing and serve immediately.
Paprika and Parmesan lamb with spring salsa (Serves 4) 2 lamb rump mini joints (weighing 225-250g) or 4 boneless leg steaks Salt and freshly milled black pepper 2tsp smoked paprika 50g butter 1tbsp oil 50g fresh breadcrumbs (not dried) 1tsp dried chilli flakes 1tbsp Parmesan or Pecorino cheese, grated 1-2tsp Dijon mustard For the spring salsa: Âź cucumber, peeled and diced 1 small red pepper, cored, deseeded and finely chopped 2 spring onions, finely chopped 1 stick celery, finely chopped 2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley 2-3tbsp extra virgin rapeseed or olive oil 2tsp lemon juice Preheat the oven to 220C/Gas mark 7. On a large plate, mix the salt, pepper and smoked paprika. Dust the lamb on both sides with the seasoning mix. Melt half the butter with the oil in a non -stick frying pan and sear the lamb for two minutes, turning once. Transfer to a plate and leave to cool slightly. Melt the remaining butter and set aside. On
a large plate, mix together the breadcrumbs, chilli flakes and cheese. Brush the mustard over the top of each lamb portion, then top with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing down firmly. Brush the melted butter over the breadcrumbs. Transfer to a small roasting tray and open roast for up to 10 minutes (for medium) until the
breadcrumbs are crispy. If using the mini joints, leave to rest for up to 10 minutes as well. Meanwhile, prepare the spring salsa by mixing all the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and seasoning. Serve the lamb (sliced if using mini joints) with new potatoes and the spring salsa. www.eatwelshlamb.co.uk for more lamb recipes
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Chocolate Chocolate puds with warm chocolate sauce 100g golden caster sugar 2 eggs 125g softened butter 40g ground almonds 40g cocoa 85g self raising flour sifted together with & Â˝tsp baking powder 100g dark chocolate melted with 170ml double cream to make a sauce Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Mix the flour, cocoa and almonds. Cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs and flour mix, plus 1 tbsp water. Fold everything together. Spoon into 6 150ml pudding moulds, put in a roasting tin with 1 cm boiling water, cover the lot with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until risen and cooked through. Serve with the warm sauce.
chocolate mousse 75g dark chocolate, chopped then melted (use a standard dark chocolate for this rather than a high cocoa one as it combines better) 2 eggs, separated 25g butter, melted 1tbsp Tia Maria (optional) 2tbsp golden caster sugar To melt chocolate put it in a heatproof bowl sitting over (not in) a pan of gently simmering water or in short 10-second blasts in the microwave. Mix the chocolate with the egg yolks and butter. Whisk the egg whites and then whisk in the sugar until the mixture is shiny and stiff. Fold the two mixtures together along with the Tia Maria, if using. Divide between 4 glasses and chill until set.
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300g cream cheese mixed with 200g mascarpone 100g dark chocolate, melted 300g milk chocolate, melted 175g digestive biscuits, crushed and mixed with 50g melted butter
Press the biscuit mixture into the base of a 20cm springform tin. Fold the milk chocolate into the cream cheese mix and then stir in the dark chocolate so that it looks streaky. Spoon into the tin, level the top and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
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