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Adverts can be submitted in the following formats: • MS Word • MS Powerpoint • MS Publisher • TIFF & JPEG

Advert copy can be emailed to: karen@berrylandcompanion.com

If your ad is not available in an electronic format then we can produce it for you, from your own hard copy text, normally for a fixed price of just £10, although this may be higher if you have a particularly complex advert! (This is a one-off charge - the advert could then be re-used in subsequent issues free of charge.)

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The Companion will be published and distributed monthly, on or around the first weekend of the month. 10 editions a year. It will be delivered to over 12,000 homes in and around Berrylands and Surbiton over two months - guaranteed. In addition it is the first source of local information for anyone moving into the area.

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It is an A5 size booklet, stapled with colour plus black and white printed on quality paper. The Companion will be printed on 115gsm gloss paper giving it a very high quality feel. It will have ‘longevity’ and because of it’s size, content, look and feel it will be kept by the majority of households until the next issue arrives, thereby giving advertisers ‘immdiacy’ of access’ when their services are required.

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Hello Readers

I can tell Summer is on the horizon, when the local vixen brings her cubs into the garden, to play and sunbathe. Recently she appeared with five cubs one day, then disappeared for a while. When she reappeared there was only one cub. Sad, but that’s Nature. As is the nesting habits of the wren just out of reach of the cats!!

colleagues or friends and family and all bake something to shre and collect funds. And enjoy the cake at the same time! Our ‘Spotlight On.....’ interviewee this issue, is Cheryl Kuit, who runs several Zumba classes locally. It is interesting to see how she has increased the uptake in participants in the fast and furious excercise.

Sometimes, there are advertisers calling but not able to supply their advert artwork in time for the magazine deadline. A shame, for them, readers and the magazine. But I hope they will contact me again, please!!

There’s plenty to read this month, so enjoy! Best wishes, Karen

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we have a recipe to bake a scrumptious Strawberry Victoria Sponge cake. Why not make it and ask for donations each slice, for Cancer Research? Perhaps you can get together with work

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‘A Berrylands Companion’ is a small independent operation and is not registered for VAT. Consequently, no VAT is charged on advertisements.

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Adverts can be submitted in the following formats: • MS Word • MS Powerpoint • MS Publisher • TIFF & JPEG

Advert copy can be emailed to: karen@berrylandcompanion.com If your ad is not available in an electronic format then we can produce it for you, from your own hard copy text, normally for a fixed price of just £10, although this may be higher if you have a particularly complex advert! (This is a one-off charge - the advert could then be re-used in subsequent issues free of charge.)

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The Companion will be published and distributed monthly, on or around the first weekend of the month. 10 editions a year. It will be delivered to over 12,000 homes in and around Berrylands and Surbiton over two months - guaranteed. In addition it is the first source of local information for anyone moving into the area.

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It is an A5 size booklet, stapled with colour plus black and white printed on quality paper. The Companion will be printed on 115gsm gloss paper giving it a very high quality feel. It will have ‘longevity’ and because of it’s size, content, look and feel it will be kept by the majority of households until the next issue arrives, thereby giving advertisers ‘immdiacy’ of access’ when their services are required.

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The arrival of each new season is a constant reminder that change is the only constant. Well, that and the increasing cost of birdseed. For enthusiastic eco-amateurs like me, the garden is a living, breathing thing - plants need to be replaced, borders occasionally reclaimed from the wilderness and, sometimes when we least expect it, losses faced. Having said farewell to three trees in the past (a withered willow that seemed to subsist solely as a home for honey fungus, a neglected ash that our predecessors left pushing against a neighbour’s garage for years, and a lawson’s cypress whose trunk had begun to split in two), I did not relish the loss of a fourth. Even Anne reminding me that it was a leylandii after all, growing so close to the house that it tapped on the

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by Derek Thompson roof in strong winds, failed to reassure me. But gardening is sometimes about doing what is necessary and not just what looks pretty. The tree feller (our third, ironically) was given three simple instructions: 1. Avoid the phone line to the right and the electricity cable to the left. 2. Reduce the tree to log-sized pieces or slices that I can hatchet up once they’ve seasoned. 3. Don’t drop any branches on our neighbours’ garage roofs. In any other circumstances, two out of three would have been a reasonable result. The damage wasn’t extensive, limited to just a couple of corrugated plastic panels. I suppose it was an opportunity to meet our new neighbour, and for her to meet her new open-air garage roof. Thankfully, she took it in good spirits and our lumberjack extraordinaire took responsibility for the restoration. We plan to drill holes in the leylandii stump and insert mushroom plugs to see if we can grow them (it’s amazing what you can find on the Internet). Other parts of the garden have also changed. The mini meadow experiment has been extended, but rather than use seed-impregnated paper sheets again, we opted

for yellow rattle to control the grass last year, scattering collected wild seeds in the spaces once the rattle had died back. That was augmented with some heritage seeds, including cowslip, lady’s bedstraw, wild carrot and musk mallow. And yes, I did read that off the packet. Not that we’re solely traditionalists. Last year’s nursery bought Himalayan blue poppies were a great success (and the envy of our neighbours), but we took the collected seeds out of the freezer quite late this year. They like partial shade and dislike the heat. I suppose the clue is in the name! Mint is once more flavour of the month, with the addition of apple mint to the set. This is mainly because we visited a Lebanese restaurant that uses mint in its wonderful pressed juices, which I hope to emulate. Meanwhile, indoors, Anne made an executive decision (i.e. while I was out at work) and took down the curtains. These have now been converted into a rather fetching pair of Roman blinds and the remaining material left over was used to reupholster the ottoman. Ever the competitive one I rose to the challenge, finding someone who could use the carrier bags of old bubble wrap that I’ve been storing in the attic for longer than I care to admit. Now, I just need someone who’s desperate for 25 used Jiffy bags!

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Final copy must be submitted by the 16th of each month, for inclusion in the following months edition (which will be distributed during the first weekend of that month.)

Payment

Full payment for all advertisements must be received by the copy deadline date. Payment can be made by: Cheques payable to ‘Berrylands Companion’ or cash. Payment by BACS or standing order by arrangement.

VAT

‘A Berrylands Companion’ is a small independent operation and is not registered for VAT. Consequently, no VAT is charged on advertisements.

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Acceptable Formats

Adverts can be submitted in the following formats: • MS Word • MS Powerpoint • MS Publisher • TIFF & JPEG Advert copy can be emailed to: karen@berrylandcompanion.com If your ad is not available in an electronic format then we can produce it for you, from your own hard copy text, normally for a fixed price of just £10, although this may be higher if you have a particularly complex advert! (This is a one-off charge - the advert could then be re-used in subsequent issues free of charge.)

O THE PRICE YOU SEE IS THE PRICE YOU PAY

azine at £297 per 8,000.

Distribution

16th of each month to guarantee publication of advert. d when full payment is made. month.

The Companion will be published and distributed monthly, on or around the first weekend of the month. 10 editions a year. It will be delivered to over 12,000 homes in and around Berrylands and Surbiton over two months - guaranteed. In addition it is the first source of local information for anyone moving into the area.

Format & Design

It is an A5 size booklet, stapled with colour plus black and white printed on quality paper. The Companion will be printed on 115gsm gloss paper giving it a very high quality feel. It will have ‘longevity’ and because of it’s size, content, look and feel it will be kept by the majority of households until the next issue arrives, thereby giving advertisers ‘immdiacy’ of access’ when their services are required.

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If you’ve ever been refused credit, you’ll already know how demoralising it is to be held back in life. Being unable to buy your first house or a new car is bad enough but poor scores don’t just hurt your ability to borrow money. You’ll need a credit card to hire a car and your score will be checked before you can take out a mobile phone agreement. A poor rating can even make insurance premiums more expensive. However, there are steps you can take to improve the situation, and they all start with checking your credit file. Credit reports contain details such as past and current borrowing, late or missed payments, County Court Judgements and bankruptcy information. How to access your credit file Three main credit reference agencies exist in the UK – Equifax, Experian and CallCredit. Equifax and Experian offer a 30-day free trial (but be aware you will be charged if you don’t cancel within 30 days) or just £2 for a statutory report. CallCredit provide free access for life. It’s advisable to obtain credit reports from all three agencies to get a complete picture of

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Credit Where Credit Is Due your situation. Why you should make the effort to check your credit report It pays to check your credit file at least once a year for a number of reasons: • Lenders can make mistakes which you may be able to rectify • An overall view of historic and current borrowing is provided • The chances of identity theft are reduced • Control of finances is significantly improved For those looking to buy their own property, a good credit rating can quite literally hold the key to the door. Are repairs to your credit file necessary – or even possible? Lots of options exist to boost your credit rating, and taking several small actions adds up to a big improvement over time. It’s important to remember that having no credit file at all can also hold you back. Young people just starting work are often penalised because they can’t demonstrate their ability to make regular repayments on time, and find themselves in a ‘Catch-22’ situation.

Below are some easily implemented short-term fixes, whether you have a credit history or are brand new borrowers: • Cancel all unused credit cards by writing to the provider and cutting up the card. • Make sure you are on the electoral register – this action alone has a significant effect on your ability to obtain credit, as lenders can identify you and reduce the chances of fraud. • Stop applying for credit for a while, or space out your applications. • Ensure that a landline phone number is included in your file, rather than just a mobile number. • Check that all information is indeed correct, including any late repayments and outstanding loan amounts mentioned. • ‘Unlink’ yourself from a former partner – if they have a poor credit rating it also affects yours. Long-term plans for a good credit rating Long-term plans largely depend on whether or not you have borrowed before. For those with no existing

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credit rating, the only way to demonstrate financial responsibility may be to apply for a high interest credit card with a low limit. High interest, low limit credit cards Cards such as these are known as ‘credit-builder’ cards, and as long as you make payments on time for a minimum of six months, they allow you to build a good credit file. Don’t forget to stay within your credit limit or this will automatically trigger alerts with the card provider, damaging your credit rating. The interest rates on these cards can be eye-watering though, with APRs of up to 39.9% not unusual, but if it’s only used for small purchases and then paid off in full, you won’t be affected. ‘Credit-builder’ prepaid cards

 

This type of card involves signing an agreement for a small loan – typically around £60 – which is then repaid at £5 per month. Twelve loan repayments successfully made on time are then recorded on your file. Similarly, if you have a mobile phone contract, no payment defaults will lead to a good credit score over time. Being aware of how your actions influence future decisions by lenders is the first step towards developing a positive credit rating. An existing credit score can be improved by understanding which criteria are important to lending institutions. Lending criteria A long employment history, living in one place for a long time as a homeowner, and a significant period with the same bank, all contribute

towards a positive credit report. Payment defaults of more than three consecutive months can be a problem. If you can pay off some or all of the arrears, however, the lender may agree to remove the default notice, although this isn’t guaranteed. The cost of not keeping an eye on your credit file is high. At best it is a temporary inconvenience. At worst it affects your ability to invest in property, which has a knockon effect for the rest of your life.

Your credit score is set on how you use credit. If you don’t use credit at all, you may have a poor score even if you are in a well-paid job and have savings.



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Final copy must be submitted by the 16th of each month, for inclusion in the following months edition (which will be distributed during the first weekend of that month.)

Payment

Full payment for all advertisements must be received by the copy deadline date. Payment can be made by: Cheques payable to ‘Berrylands Companion’ or cash. Payment by BACS or standing order by arrangement.

VAT

‘A Berrylands Companion’ is a small independent operation and is not registered for VAT. Consequently, no VAT is charged on advertisements.

Acceptable Formats

Adverts can be submitted in the following formats: • MS Word • MS Powerpoint • MS Publisher • TIFF & JPEG Advert copy can be emailed to: karen@berrylandcompanion.com If your ad is not available in an electronic format then we can produce it for you, from your own hard copy text, normally for a fixed price of just £10, although this may be higher if you have a particularly complex advert! (This is a one-off charge - the advert could then be re-used in subsequent issues free of charge.)

O THE PRICE YOU SEE IS THE PRICE YOU PAY

azine at £297 per 8,000.

Distribution

16th of each month to guarantee publication of advert. d when full payment is made. month.

The Companion will be published and distributed monthly, on or around the first weekend of the month. 10 editions a year. It will be delivered to over 12,000 homes in and around Berrylands and Surbiton over two months - guaranteed. In addition it is the first source of local information for anyone moving into the area.

Format & Design

It is an A5 size booklet, stapled with colour plus black and white printed on quality paper. The Companion will be printed on 115gsm gloss paper giving it a very high quality feel. It will have ‘longevity’ and because of it’s size, content, look and feel it will be kept by the majority of households until the next issue arrives, thereby giving advertisers ‘immdiacy’ of access’ when their services are required.

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Full payment for all advertisements must be received by the copy deadline date. Payment can be made by: Cheques payable to ‘Berrylands Companion’ or cash. Payment by BACS or standing order by arrangement.

VAT

‘A Berrylands Companion’ is a small independent operation and is not registered for VAT. Consequently, no VAT is charged on advertisements.

Acceptable Formats

Adverts can be submitted in the following formats: • MS Word • MS Powerpoint • MS Publisher • TIFF & JPEG Advert copy can be emailed to: karen@berrylandcompanion.com If your ad is not available in an electronic format then we can produce it for you, from your own hard copy text, normally for a fixed price of just £10, although this may be higher if you have a particularly complex advert! (This is a one-off charge - the advert could then be re-used in subsequent issues free of charge.)

O THE PRICE YOU SEE IS THE PRICE YOU PAY

azine at £297 per 8,000.

Distribution

16th of each month to guarantee publication of advert. d when full payment is made. month.

The Companion will be published and distributed monthly, on or around the first weekend of the month. 10 editions a year. It will be delivered to over 12,000 homes in and around Berrylands and Surbiton over two months - guaranteed. In addition it is the first source of local information for anyone moving into the area.

Format & Design

It is an A5 size booklet, stapled with colour plus black and white printed on quality paper. The Companion will be printed on 115gsm gloss paper giving it a very high quality feel. It will have ‘longevity’ and because of it’s size, content, look and feel it will be kept by the majority of households until the next issue arrives, thereby giving advertisers ‘immdiacy’ of access’ when their services are required.

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With Fathers’ Day just around the corner we thought we’d put together a collection of books about dads and their offspring. Whether they’re doting or disastrous, destructive or departed, this is a day for celebrating the role of these most influential of men.

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The Road - Cormac McCarthy Although this book is set in a post-apocalyptic world and is, quite frankly, a bit terrifying, it’s a fantastic tale of a man who’ll do anything to protect his boy. Together they walk through the battered remnants of America, heading to the coast and hoping for salvation, with only each other to rely on. The landscape is brutal, chilling and ash-ridden and father and son must find food and shelter where they can, away from the dangers that lie in wait. Often described as a masterpiece, Cormac McCarthy’s novel is haunting and yet reassuring that the bond between parent and child can withstand anything. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee Show me the person who wouldn’t want Atticus Finch as their father-figure. Atticus is an attorney and is often hailed as being the personification of all that is moral and just. He’s adored by his two children, Scout and Jem who try to make sense of the happenings in the sleepy southern town of Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus must face the disapproving eyes of the town’s residents as he defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. Scout and her brother Jem aren’t allowed into the courtroom but they sneak in and hide out on the ‘coloured balcony’ to watch their father in action, and the trial that will change Maycomb forever.

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Danny the Champion of the World - Roald Dahl ‘The most marvellous and exciting father a boy ever had’you can’t do much better than that accolade. Nine year old Danny idolises his father and adores hearing his fantastic stories and tales of daring-do. Danny’s seemingly simple existence is his own personal bliss: growing up in a traveller’s caravan and tinkering with cars in his spare time. Then his dad comes up with a master plan in the form of a pheasant-snatching adventure and Danny’s world becomes that much more exciting. Roald Dahl’s story of a boy and his love and admiration for his dad is so heart-warming, you’ll want to start finding the extraordinary in the ordinary and realise that you too, can be the champion of the world. Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller There’s no way that Willy Loman is winning any Father of the Year prizes anytime soon and yet his son Happy is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps. His other son, Biff has more of the measure of the man having once caught his father in a compromising situation. Whatever the drop-out Biff and the hapless Happy decide to do with their lives, Loman himself is all washed up as a salesman and facing a precipice. Arthur Miller’s play is set using a series of flashbacks as we watch this family and their own American Dream vaporise before our very

eyes. Loman commits one final act of desperation for his sons, and the reader is left to decide whether or not he was heroic in the end. And When Did You Last See Your Father? - Blake Morrison In his memoirs, the author recounts his relationship with his own father, throughout his dad’s life and after his death. It raises questions as to whether or not we ever see our parents as adults in their own right, or simply as our parents. How do we deal with family secrets and is it destructive to reveal them? Do we ever really get to know our parents and how they view the world? It might be time to put the kettle on, call the folks and see if there are any skeletons in the closet. Darth Vader and Son - Jeffrey Brown A bit of light relief comes in the form of Jeffrey Brown’s ponderings over Darth Vader’s propensity for fatherhood. What if Vader uttering the immortal words, “Luke, I am your father” opened the floodgates for some father-son bonding and making up for lost time across the galaxies. What if he was completely misinterpreted and it was a just a stern telling off from daddy? Brown’s comic illustrations reveal life as it could have been if he and Luke had been able to build a relationship and end up as allies rather than enemies, revealing what a hands-on dad Lord Vader could really have been.

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The Kingston Fundraising Group will raise vital funds so Marie Curie Nurses can continue to provide free care to people with terminal illnesses, through supporting Marie Curie’s major fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal and Blooming Great Tea Party, as well as promoting fundraising within their local communities of Kingston, New Malden and Surbiton encouraging new supporters to help the charity. Jess Francies, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “The new Fundraising Group in Kingston will make a huge difference locally by helping to raise the vital funds needed to support Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes. To join the local Fundraising Group for Marie Curie Cancer Care, or to find out more about the group and other ways to support the charity, please call Jess Francies on 020 7599 7338 or jess.francies@mariecurie. org.uk Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK’s largest charities. Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, it provided care to more than 35,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its nine hospices last year and is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

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Funding Around 70 per cent of the charity’s income comes from the generous support of thousands of individuals, membership organisations and businesses, with the balance of our funds coming from the NHS. Marie Curie Nurses The charity is best known for its network of Marie Curie Nurses working in the community to provide end of life care, totally free for patients in their own homes. Research The charity provides core funding for three palliative care research facilities; the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit at University College London, the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Centre at the Wales Cancer Trials Unit (Cardiff University). The charity also supports palliative and end of life care research through its project grant funding streams, the Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Programme (administered by Cancer Research UK) and the Dimbleby Marie Curie Cancer Care Research Fund. Both research programmes aims to tackle the funding and knowledge gap in palliative and end of life care research, which in turn will benefit patients, families and carers. The right to die in place of choice Research shows around 63 per cent of people would like to die at home if they had a terminal illness, with a sizeable minority opting for hospice care. However, more than 50 per cent of cancer deaths still occur in hospital, the place people say they would least like to be. Since 2004 Marie Curie Cancer Care has been campaigning for more patients to be able to make the choice to be cared for and die in their place of choice.

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Starting on the 1st June, any local dog owner can contact the surgery to have their dog chipped. Microchips offer a range of benefits, not least the potential to reunite a lost pet with its owner. Peter Melville of Aspen Veterinary Surgery explains: “Aspen is very happy to be working with Dogs Trust to offer free microchipping to all local dog owners. Microchipping is a simple procedure which could mean the difference between being reunited with a lost pet, and never seeing them again. We hope to see lots of local dog owners taking up the offer in June!” A microchip is a small electronic chip, around the size of a grain of rice, which is implanted under the dog’s skin and contains a unique number that can be read by a scanner. The dog owner’s contact details relating to each number are logged on a central database, so should the dog ever go missing or be stolen it can be scanned by the authorities and returned to his owner swiftly and safely. It is vital that the owner takes responsibility for updating their details with the database should their circumstances change. Elvira Meucci-Lyons, Head of Campaigns & Community at Dogs Trust, explains: “Last year 111,986 stray and abandoned dogs were picked up by Local Authorities across the UK, with only 40% reunited with their owners. We hope this initiative will help to reduce the number of dogs put to sleep in council pounds because their owners cannot be traced. We are therefore delighted that Aspen Veterinary Surgery has joined the Microchipping Through Vets Campaign.”

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“Microchipping will be compulsory for all dogs in England from April 2016 and Wales from April 2015 and Dogs Trust wants to ensure that all dog owners can have this simple procedure carried out for free. The vets of England and Wales are a vital part of this and we’d like to say a huge thank you to them for their support.” To make an appointment, dog owners should call Aspen on 020 8399 6437 Dogs Trust •

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Is your living room looking more drab than fab? Then it’s time for an image overhaul. One or two new items of furniture, some revamps or repairs, or simply a different layout, can make all the difference, says Katherine Sorrell. sell it and use the money to buy a piece that fits in better. There’s always the option of repainting or re-covering, bearing in mind that simple, understated colours and patterns tend to be the easiest to mix and match. If in doubt, think ‘less is more’. What’s your style? • Antique Key styles are Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian. The former is generally fine and slender, in rich woods and often with decorative marquetry, lacquer or gilding. Genuine Georgian pieces are expensive but beautiful, and mix surprisingly well with modern furniture. Victorian furniture tends to be heavier and on a largerscale, while Edwardian pieces are a little plainer and lighter; it may be possible to find bargains at auction or in specialist shops, but beware: their heavy look can be overwhelming unless employed with care. • Retro Furnishings from the Fifties, Sixties and

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and any fitted furniture. If using paper, cut out paper shapes, at the correct scale, to represent the proposed furnishings. Do they work as a whole, or can they be moved to create more floor space? Are there any ‘dead’ or crowded areas? If you’ve already moved in, you could even place fullsized cardboard cut-outs around the room in order to get a good idea of how the furnishings will work in the space. Choosing and arranging living room furniture It was once traditional for living rooms to be arranged with the fire as a focal point. These days it’s more likely to be the TV, but you can also have subsidiary focal points, such as a work of art or a view. Placing two sofas so they face each other is both

comfortable and practical; they need to be the same sizes, if not exactly the same design. Modular seating units that run in an L-shape (or even a U-shape) are a great alternative. A single sofa can be supplemented with an armchair or two or, if you have children, perhaps a beanbag or floor cushion. In a small room, stools can double as mini-tables and be pushed out of the way when not in use. A coffee table is often seen as a living-room essential, but they take up a lot of floor space. Side tables are another option, as is a long, thin console table pushed against the back of the sofa, or even a small, slender chest of drawers, which can double as useful extra storage. Talking about storage, any living room needs the right

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Let’s start with Warsteiner from Westphalia. North-West Germany is known for decidedly bitter lagers such as Jever and Bitburger, but Warsteiner at 4.8% abv is altogether different. It’s very, very pale for a start – almost colourless, in fact. The aroma is grassy-fresh, with a hint of bready yeast giving way to a suggestion of ginger. The palate is soft and light and the finish is slightly sweet, a bit peachy, with just a faint hop bitterness. An ice-cream soda of a beer. Tyskie comes from Tychy in Silesia, which was German from 1742 to 1945. The brewing tradition here is German; but the Poles are expert at brewing strong, muscular lagers and Tyskie at 5.6% is certainly muscular. The nose is rich and malty as you’d expect, but the palate is altogether different: quite sharp and tangy, a hint of lime, not malty at all. The finish is bitter and creamy at the same time, with a bit more of that thirst-quenching lime sourness. A beautiful beer – but treat it with respect! By Ted Bruning

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Local author, Nancy Vlasto, has written her biography, “What’s Next?” It is available on Amazon, as a hard backed book for £17.28 or a kindle book at £7.20. www.amazon.co.uk It is also available in book shops and books for the blind. Nancy is also known as ‘Blossom’, when she collects for local charities on her mobile scooter, at Christmas in Kingston. For more information:

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The old adage says that “everyone has at least one novel in them” but for some inexperienced writers the thought of writing a novel is a bit like climbing Everest in carpet slippers with only a length of washing line to keep you from falling. For that reason many aspiring authors give up before they’ve even started, and that’s regrettable as these days there are so many other routes writers can take if they want to flex their creative muscles. Writing for pleasure is a low-cost, easily manageable activity that may even –on occasion - offer financial rewards. Flexibility is the keyword and it’s up to you to decide how much time you spend writing, what subjects you write about and whether you invest any money to support your endeavours. So where should you start? The internet has revolutionised the way writers interact with their readership and blogging has

become a new art form in the world of online communication. It can take the form of an online diary or may simply record the writer’s observations on life. Websites such as Wordpress, Tumblr, Blogger and Weebly all host blog sites and most will offer a basic, free entry so you can establish your presence as a blogger. If you are happy to direct your blog to friends and acquaintances alone, that’s fine, but if you have ambitions to become a star blogger with a following of thousands then you’ll need to offer something truly original that gives inspiration or help to others. If you’re not driven to write about a particular topic or cause, then you might want to try your hand at composing short stories. Flash Fiction – a genre of ultra-short fiction that applies to stories of up to 1,000 words – has recently grown in popularity. If you want to have a go at writing Flash Fiction there are a number of online competitions you can enter, but beware those sites that charge exorbitant fees to participate. The website www.flash500.com charges a relatively low fee of £5 to take part in competitions, for

which participants have the chance to win up to £300. It’s natural to lack confidence when you first start to write, but fortunately there is a lot of training and support available to fledgling writers. If you fancy writing serials or short stories for women’s magazines, you can attend a Woman’s Weekly fiction workshop in London for around £65. If romantic fiction is your thing, you can pick up hints and tips on Mills and Boon’s website (www. millsandboon.co.uk) and find out how to submit a story to their editors. Writing can be an isolating pastime so you may prefer to join a writer’s group. The National Association of Writers’ Groups (www. nawg.co.uk) can provide information on local meetings, or guide you to collaborate with other writers online. Finally, it goes without saying that the best way to gain literary skills is to soak up the work of high quality writers such as Charles Dickens or Virginia Woolf. If you’re not sure where to start with contemporary authors then you could search through the lists of nominees for high profile fiction awards such as the Man Booker Prize. It may seem like an impossible dream now, but there may come a time when your own name features on that list! By Kate McLelland

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A reliable sign of good weather? There were times during last winter when our normally temperate UK climate appeared to have undergone a complete change of character, creating storms and floods of almost biblical size and intensity. It’s at times like these we begin to understand the impact the weather must have had on our ancestors, for whom the difference between a good winter and a bad one was literally a matter of life and death. The only real evidence we have of their personal struggles with wind, rain and snow now exists in the form of a few, doggerel rhymes. To the modern ear these rhymes can seem childish and trite, but the fact that they have survived so long, passed on by word of mouth, gives us an indication of their importance to our forebears. Following the UK’s recent experiences of extreme weather events, it may be time to rub away the dust of antiquity and see if this ancient weather lore still has something useful to teach us. With its sprinkling of quaint, archaic words, “Ne’er cast a clout till May is out” is probably one of the most famous old adages about weather. The word “clout” means “item of clothing” so the rhyme warns us about the variable nature of

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spring weather. If the month of May has always seemed quite late in the year to be finally packing away your winter wardrobe, then you’ll be glad to know that there’s some controversy surrounding the reference. Certain historians believe that the “May” in question is the may tree, or hawthorn, which actually begins to flower in April, so the meaning becomes: “Don’t shed any winter layers until the may tree blossoms.” Before the days of Met Office forecasts, farmers, fishermen and anyone else who depended upon the weather for their livelihoods would glean information from the natural environment. The maxim “Red sky at night/ Shepherd’s delight/Red sky in the morning/Shepherd’s warning” even wins a cautious endorsement from the Met Office. It’s true that a red sky can be an indicator of rain or dry weather, depending on the time of the day it occurs and the direction of the prevailing weather. Such a sky appears when high pressure arriving from the west traps dust and small particles in the atmosphere. Blue light is scattered from the spectrum

and red light remains to give the sky its distinctive appearance, indicating a dry, pleasant day to follow. A red sky in the morning simply means that this high pressure system has passed, most likely making way for wet and windy weather to come. There is, however, a lot less sanction amongst meteorologists for beliefs such as the St Swithin’s Day lore, which says that if it rains on 15th July it will continue to rain for 40 days and 40 nights. You’ll be reassured to know that there has been no occurrence of rainfall for such a prolonged period of time since records began. While we can reject long term forecasts linked to certain days in the calendar as pure superstition, it turns out that there may be more than a grain of truth in ancient lore relating to hourly or daily forecasts. When the weather’s raw power can be so intimidating, it’s good to know that our ancestors’ comforting old rhymes can still keep us in tune with nature.

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New Kingston Adult Education centre opening at Newent House Sept 2014 This summer, Kingston Adult Education (KAE) will be moving from the North Kingston Centre to Newent House in Surbtion. KAE will offer the same balanced range of courses but fees will remain unchanged. This price freeze reflects KAE’s commitment to make learning accessible to all in the community. Newent House is a short walk away from KAE’s HQ at the King Charles Centre. The new prospectus for 2014-15 will be available from local libraries and adult education centres from early July or you can contact us and we will post you a copy. Email us at: adult.education@kingston.gov.uk or browse, book & pay online here: www.kingston.gov.uk/adulteducation

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une is always a great time at the Club. There’s a lot going on! Our eleven splendid grass courts are in full commission, with the backup of our nine hard courts if the weather is unkind.   Advert copy can be emailed to: karen@berrylandcompanion.com

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From now on we have some major tennis events to stage. From the 20th to the 23rd of June we will be host to teams from America and Lithuania. Non-Members who want to watch will be welcome, with no entry fee. A great opportunity for everyone to see some high-class tennis.  16

Also in June, on the 19th and 20th, we will be running the Junior International qualifying event for Roehampton. Again, come and watch some promising youngsters (10am to 6pm) Entry is free!  Then in July we will be organising the top event of our summer season, when from the 21st to the 25th of July we will be host to Division 3 of the Ladies’ County Week. This will give us five days of sparkling competitive tennis, and this event will also be free to non-Members. Weather permitting, all matches will be on grass.  Talking of quality of tennis, I must mention our comprehensive tennis coaching programme. Ours is a large Club and we have no fewer than twelve professional coaches. As you would expect, we focus very much on youth development. We visit eleven local schools each week to supplement the coaching sessions at the Club, and we work with more than 250 pupils each week. The accent is necessarily on youngsters, from 3 onwards, but we also cater for all ages and standards. 

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Squash is the other big game at the Club, which has a distinguished history in squash. Our four modern courts are air-conditioned and heated, and well patronised. We also have a professional coach for those who would like to improve their game. We play in various squash leagues and our Saturday Club Night (5.30pm to 7.30pm) is always wellattended.   We have many other attractions! Our Fitness Suite is an important feature of the Club, and well-supported. In the Suite we have some of the latest fitness apparatus, from cardio-vascular aids to resistance machines and free weights. In our Studio we run regular classes for Zumba, Pilates and Yoga, with Indoor Cycling as an added attraction. And after your chosen activity, there’s no better place to relax than the Clubhouse Bar, which is open all day for coffee and other drinks. We also have a popular Decking Area outside, for those who fancy a leisurely drink outdoors.  No other local Club offers our range of activities, so why not come and take a look at us? There’s no obligation, and you’ll be sure of a warm welcome!  Best wishes Roy Roy Staniland is Director of Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club, Berrylands, KT5 8JT    0208 399 1594   www. Surbiton.org

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Named after Queen Victoria herself, there are few cakes that can beat this all-time classic recipe. You can spread strawberry jam (turning it into a jam sponge) or whipped vanilla cream on the base of one sponge cake as a filling, or both. Ingredients:

. 175g butter, soft . 175g caster sugar . 3 fresh eggs . 175g self-raising flour . 250ml double cream . 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract . 1 tbsp icing sugar and extra for sifting . 400g Sweet Eve Strawberries . 4 tbsp strawberry jam (optional) Serves 4 people Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 20 minutes

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heryl Kuit really earns that title, too. Every week she runs five Zumba classes - three in Surbiton, one in Esher and, latest of all, one in Teddington. And if you’re not into Zumba yet, it may be time to talk to Cheryl! 

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Cheryl’s answer is frank and to the point. “Zumba is really exercise in disguise, with plenty of inspiring and varied music to get you going. Above all, it’s great fun, and it helps keep you fit at the same time.”  “Is it anything to do with Rumba?”  ‘Zumba is dance-based, so you could say it’s vaguely related. But Zumba is its own thing. It came out of Colombia some years ago, and has spread over much of the world.”  ‘What happens at the classes?’ 

“Cheryl - you are a Zumba Evangelist, spreading your enthusiasm for Zumba wherever you can. What do you plan next?”  ‘Well - I can’t give more than I do at the moment, I’m afraid. I have a family to look after, so I don’t have much more time to offer beyond my five classes. But we’ll see. You never know. Watch this space!  If you’re interested in joining a fun way to keep fit, have a chat with Cheryl on 07702 358 064. There’s no obligation!

‘Mostly fun exercises. The classes last an hour, with frequent breaks. One of the nicest things is how quickly you can make friends there. My classes are highly social, and newcomers feel at home immediately. So we can’t be doing much wrong, can we?’  ‘Surely, this must cost a heap of money?  ‘Not so. £5 is the fee for one session, a modest amount these days. This is to cover costs only, such as the hire of a hall. I don’t make much out of my Zumba classes - I probably lose money! But I do it for fun,  the love of Zumba, and it keeps me fit, too.’  ‘Can anyone join?’  ‘Absolutely anyone. Zumba is adaptable to all ages and fitness levels. I even have two elderly pupils who are chair-bound, and seated for their session. I visit them every week. Although they are obviously restricted in what they can do, I can see that they get a great deal out of their modified Zumba.’ 

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These quick chicken kebabs with a tangy chilli glaze are perfect for a mid-week supper. Sweet potatoes cook just as quickly as ordinary potatoes, just make sure they are cut into even-sized chunks and take care not to overcook them.

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Thread the chicken cubes and onion wedges onto four wooden skewers. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and brush all over with sunflower oil. Cook under a medium preheated grill for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is just cooked through.

Ingredients: • 450g chicken breast fillets, cut into cubes • 2 small red onions, peeled and cut into thin wedges

Meanwhile, boil the sweet potatoes in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain well, then mash with the butter and crème fraiche until smooth. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

• 2 tsp sunflower oil • 1 kg sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

Place the chilli sauce, honey and vinegar in a small pan and simmer for 1-2 minutes until syrupy. Brush half the glaze all over the chicken kebabs and grill for a further 1-2 minutes.

• 25g butter • 2 tbsp crème fraiche • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce • 1 tbsp runny honey

Serve the kebabs on the sweet potato mash with the rest of the hot glaze drizzled over. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Serving the Community At C.D Jennings & Sons Butchers we have built a reputation over 50 years for friendly, personal service supplying only the highest quality cuts of meat from the finest sources. We have retained the tradititional approach to trading by giving a level of service and knowledge not usually available in today’s supermarkets. We hang / dry age our Scotch Beef for 3 weeks to ensure maximum taste and tenderness. We cut all of our meat to your requirements and are happy to give advice on the best way to get the most out of our products.

C.D Jennings & Sons BBQ Specials Our own make Burgers, Sausages & Kebabs Racks of Ribs Butterflied Legs Lamb Scotch Beef Steaks Rump, Rib-Eye, Sirloin, Fillet, T-bone Proud Suppliers of:

Scotch Premier Beef Scotch Highland Lamb & Romney Salt Marsh Lamb Free Range Pork & ‘Rare Breed’ Gloucester Old Spot Pork Balmoral & Royal Deeside Venison Free Range Corn Fed Chicken We hand make all of our sausages & burgers at our shop in Surbiton. View our website for the complete range: www.cdjenningsandsons.com Visit our shop at 146 Ewell Road, Surbiton, KT6 6HE (Opposite The Victoria pub) or call us to place an order on 020 8399 4870

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owadays we can all see that the BBQ has really come of age. Long gone are the days when we huddled round a spluttering, smokey fire, waiting endlessly for our food to cook. In recent years BBQs have become more and more hi-tech and outdoor cookery has become almost an exact science, with the opportunity to cook everything just right. Advert copy can be emailed to: karen@berrylandcompanion.com

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Of course, the most important rule of BBQ is not to skimp on the quality. The enjoyment of your family and guests will always be in direct proportion to the quality of the meat. And if you’ve just spent a tidy sum on a beautiful new top-of-the-range BBQ, how can you justify cooking anything but the finest quality of meat? At this time of year I’m asked all the time about how to have a memorable BBQ, and I always give the same answer: choose the cuts of meat which are ideal for the BBQ. Of course, steaks come to mind first of all. All our steaks are first-quality and ready for your choosing - Fillets, T-bones, Sirloins, Rib Eyes or rumps, they’re all of the same superb quality, hung for a minimum of 21 days to give you the maximum flavour and tenderness. Of course, chicken legs and breasts and sausages and beefburgers can still be first call for many, but there’s a lot of choice beyond these old favourites if you want to delight your guests with something different. If you want to really impress, you could go for a whole BBQ joint. This is becoming more and more popular, because it’s just one big joint to look after, rather than a

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host of different items which probably need different treatment and cooking times. For instance, you could have a Butterflied Leg of Lamb or Pork. We bone and open out the meat so that it can lie flat on your BBQ and cook as evenly as possible. Other popular choices these days are Topside of Pork, boned Shoulder of Lamb, or flat Belly of Pork or even a joint of flat Brisket. Or we can spatchcock chickens for you so that they too can lie flat on the BBQ. Or we could open out a boned Shoulder of Lamb for you. or a Topside of Pork or a rack of pork ribs. Or you could enjoy a Shoulder of Pork or a Rustic Leg. There’s a wonderful selection just waiting for you! You can marinade any of these joints, or we can marinade them for you if you wish. We have some excellent instant marinades for you to choose from, including some favourites from America. Above all, don’t be too shy to ask our advice. We want to make your BBQ a resounding success! It’s all down to the quality of the meat, as you know. We look forward to seeing you soon! Best wishes Alan C D Jennings and Sons Traditional Quality Butchers since 1963 146 Ewell Road Surbiton KT6 6HE 020 8399 4870

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The arrival of better weather also means the arrival of airborne pollen and other irritants. That can mean misery for people with hay fever and other allergies. Could gadgets help? One solution promises to relieve symptoms by sticking lights up your nose - and while it may sound odd, many hay fever sufferers swear by it. The £39 Medinose and may look ridiculous in use - the red light does a great job of making the user’s nose glow very red - but fans say it does a great job of reducing symptoms. As with many alternative health products, however, there are plenty of disappointed customers on sites such as Amazon who say that it didn’t do anything at all. For many allergy sufferers, staying indoors and cleaning the air can be beneficial. Air purifiers fall into three main categories: standard purifiers, which pass air through special filters to remove small particles; air ionisers, which create negatively charged ions that attach themselves to dust and other airborne particles; and ozone generators, which produce a gas called ozone. Some models combine multiple categories, so for example you’ll often see air purifiers that

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also ionise the air. The third category, ozone generators, is the most controversial: while manufacturers rightly claim that ozone can kill bacteria, they neglect to mention that the massive concentrations required to do so would probably kill people and animals too. Unfortunately this is a sector where wild marketing claims abound. Generally speaking air filters and cleaners can help with really big airborne particles - dust, smoke, pollen, pet dander and so on - but they’re useless against viruses, and you can often achieve similar results by addressing the root cause. For example, if you have a pet dander allergy an air cleaner can help, but swapping from carpet to laminated flooring and banning the dog from the sofa might be a better long-term solution. Air purifiers aren’t particularly expensive - expect to pay around £20 to £40 for models suitable for small rooms, rising to £100-plus for heavy duty models. But make sure you’re looking for the acronym HEPA which stands for High Efficiency Particulate Absorption. Filters that meet the HEPA standard are

excellent at filtering airborne irritants and organisms, but watch out for sneaky marketing: filters cannot partly meet the HEPA standard, so claims such as “99% HEPA” are meaningless. Filtering isn’t the only thing you can do in your home. Dehumidifiers remove damp and reduce condensation, which can help reduce or prevent mould and mildew and humidifiers make the air more moist. While it’s possible to make your own humidifier with a bowl of water and a towel, dehumidifiers are more complex: chemical ones use a special gel that draws water from the air and are best suited to very small rooms or vehicles, while electric dehumidifiers use a refrigerant to cool the air and turn it into water. The most powerful models can be connected to a permanent hose that pipes the excess water out of your house - useful if you need to dry a lot of clothes indoors and don’t fancy emptying the water bucket all the time. Expect to pay around £10 for a chemical dehumidifier and from £30 to more than £100 for an electric one. Images left to right: Medinose Plus hay fever remedy; Vicks ioniser; Gel dehumidifier; Portable dehumidifier

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“Girls. Who can tell me the difference between leggings, jeggings and treggings?” Felicity smiled, hiding her disappointment that only two people, Edna Flewit and Doris Cartwright, had turned up for her ‘Fashionable at Fifty’ workshop at Buckledon Village Hall. Neither of them were a day under seventy five. Only Ted, who was there to lock up, raised his hand and replied, “I couldn’t say to be honest, but my wife makes me wear them sometimes”. Ted had been loitering at the back, listening and jangling his keys, until he finally pulled up a chair. It aggrieved Felicity that he was getting a free workshop but at least he interacted. Unlike Edna, whose chin had sunk into her bosom. Either she was snoring or had a chainsaw in her handbag. Handyman Ted, was a regular fixture in the village, yet his interest in fashion came as a surprise. When Felicity commented that pop socks were a wardrobe essential, Ted had nodded sagely, announcing he preferred ten denier. Glancing discreetly at his ankles, Felicity saw no sign of hosiery - only thick woollen socks that would benefit from either a darning needle or the dustbin. She moved swiftly on to ‘Capsule Wardrobes for a Weekend Away’. Doris became suddenly animated about a night she’d spent at a hotel by the motorway services, after Mr Cartwright had hammered Distribution

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through a hot water pipe. Felicity worried they were heading off the subject. She decided to wrestle back control of the room with ‘Ten Ways to Wear a Pashmina’. “Who’d like to volunteer?” she asked, and was about to whisk out her expensive pashmina when she saw Doris wipe her fingers down her slacks. Luckily she had a good polyester substitute, with none of the drape but washable at 40 degrees. No hands went up but Ted stood up and walked to the front. Ted allowed Felicity to demonstrate a style of wrap she was rather proud of – the Parisian Twist. It was her own invention. “I wouldn’t tie it like this”, Ted said when she finished. “Really?” She was slightly offended. “How would you do it?” “I like to tie a scarf with more swish to it”, he said, untangling himself. “Do demonstrate”. She stood back, trying not to smile. Who would have guessed that Ted was such an expert on ladies wear? He seemed very open about it – leggings, pop socks, and now pashminas, what else did he have in his repertoire? Whatever people get up to in the comfort of their own home is entirely their own business, Felicity reminded herself liberally. Yet, she couldn’t wait to tell her mother.

Ted meanwhile had re-tied the scarf leaving one long swathe which swung like a pendulum, and woke poor Edna up with a start. “That’ll scare the birds”, he grinned. “I beg your pardon?” Felicity objected to her girls being called ‘birds’. “The pigeons”, Ted said, “this is how I tie my scarecrow’s scarf”. “Scarecrow?” Felicity was confused. “You don’t wear them yourself?” “Why would I wear a lady’s scarf?” from the man who was clearly wearing a lady’s scarf. “What about leggings?” “My long johns?” He patted his thighs, “the missus insists on them when I’m at the allotment”. “Pop socks?” Felicity raised her eyebrow. “To support my prize-winning cucumbers”, he said, “what on earth did you think I do with them?” Felicity decided it was best not to say. “Thank you Ted”, she smiled, “it’s been enlightening”.

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The term ‘arthritis’ covers over 200 conditions causing joint pain and inflammation, but osteoarthritis is the most common of them, affecting an estimated 8.75 million people in the UK. It is usually most severe in joints that are heavily used, such as the knees and hips, but also often found in the neck, back, hands, wrists and big toes. Sometimes called degenerative or mechanical arthritis, it occurs when the cartilage in a joint becomes thin or damaged. Cartilage usually acts like a shock absorber, cushioning bone ends and reducing friction as the joint moves. When it deteriorates, the bones rub together, causing bone ends and surrounding tissues to thicken to repair the damage, while synovial fluid in the joint (another shock-absorber) can decrease in quantity or effectiveness. All these changes can cause the inflammation, and sometimes distortion, we see in osteoarthritis. Symptoms Symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness and

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reduced joint movement, particularly after resting, and often grinding or crunching sensations when moving a joint. Diagnosis Symptoms alone aren’t enough to diagnose osteoarthritis, as they can resemble symptoms of other joint conditions. An x-ray is usually required and sometimes an arthroscopy will be performed. This involves the insertion of an instrument called an arthroscope into a small incision near the joint, to check for damage in the joint space. An arthroscope contains fibre optics which act as both light source and camera. Arthroscopies are usually done under general anaesthetic but may be performed under a local or spinal anaesthetic. A blood test, MRI scan or joint aspiration (removal of a small amount of joint fluid for analysis) may be used to rule out other types of arthritis. Am I at risk of osteoarthritis? Sometimes osteoarthritis has no obvious cause, but your chances of developing it increase if you: • Are a woman • Are over 45 • Are overweight (not only because this increases pressure on joints, but because recent research has identified chemicals released by fat tissue that cause inflammation and affect your joints) • Have a physically demanding

job • Make many repetitive movements – once considered an occupational risk (i.e. connected to your job), but recent studies show that the repetitive movements we make when texting or playing videogames could contribute to osteoarthritis too. • Have a family history of osteoarthritis • Have had an infection or disease that causes joint damage, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis or gout • Have sustained a joint injury – particularly when you are older • Have had a major operation on a joint • Have muscle weakness • Were born with a joint abnormality or developed one in childhood Can I avoid osteoarthritis? Maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding prolonged repetitive movement will lessen the chance of developing osteoarthritis. Regular exercise to strengthen muscles and ligaments will support joints and reduce joint strain. However, it is worth remembering that rest and relaxation are important too. Treating osteoarthritis Managing Symptoms It’s important to maintain a healthy weight and avoid repetitive movement, as this will lessen symptoms and help to prevent further damage. Don’t give up on exercise – keeping muscles healthy will still be vital to take the strain off the affected

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joints. Swimming is ideal as it exercises joints gently, while aerobic exercise (exercise that increases your heart rate) will stimulate endorphins, hormones which act as pain relievers. There are several types of medication that can reduce symptoms; trial and error may be required to see what works best: • Simple painkillers (analgesics) such as paracetamol • Stronger painkillers that contain opioids e.g. codydramol • Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen, which relieve pain and reduce inflammation. These are often available as creams too - some people find they work more quickly than tablets • Capsaicin cream, which

reduces pain by blocking nerve endings and gives a warming sensation, which many patients find soothing • Steroids that can be injected directly into the joint to reduce inflammation quickly • Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, which some studies suggest may repair cartilage

arthroscopy – where small instruments are used via the arthroscope to repair damaged cartilage or remove loose bone or cartilage fragments - to total joint replacements. You may also have a partial joint replacement, osteotomy (where bones are cut and realigned to improve joint alignment) or joint fusion procedure.

Physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, massage, heat packs, ice packs and complementary treatments, such as acupuncture and aromatherapy, can be useful. There are also special aids and appliances which can make everyday tasks easier and less painful; you may be referred to an occupational therapist, who can assess your needs in your home or workplace and suggest solutions to make life easier.

What about diet? Foods in the allium family, such as garlic and onions, may prevent or slow osteoarthritis as they contain a chemical that limits cartilage-damaging enzymes. While experts doubt the value of many ‘osteoarthritis diets’, they agree that a more plant-based diet could be beneficial as it should reduce consumption of saturated fat, which can ontain inflammatory chemicals that aggravate your arthritis.

Repairing Damage In severe osteoarthritis surgery may be necessary, from simple

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What’s The Alternative: Aromatherapy

A compress - a cloth soaked in water and a few drops of essential oil is applied to the affected area, allowing the oil molecules to pass through the skin.

Origins and Principles

Aromatherapy is an ancient practice. It’s based on the systematic, therapeutic use of essential oils in holistic treatments with the aim of improving physical and emotional well-being. There are more than 400 identified essential oils extracted from plants all over the world. Aromatherapists believe these oils possess distinctive therapeutic properties.

Having an Aromatherapy Treatment

A treatment usually lasts around an hour. At the first session, the aromatherapist asks the patient about their medical history and well-being before choosing the most appropriate oils and techniques. Most therapists use massage, using a few drops of an essential oil or oil blend mixed with a base vegetable oil such as sweet almond. Massage allows aromatic molecules to penetrate the skin. But the therapist may also suggest:

Inhalation – a few drops can be sprinkled on a pillow or used in a vaporiser, which can either be a simple candle oil burner or an electric vaporiser. Bath blends – an oil or oil blend for use in the bath can give the patient the double benefit of absorbing oil molecules both through their skin and via inhalation.

Efficacy and Evidence

While there is little scientific evidence, research suggests there may be limited, short-term improvement in the agitation that accompanies dementia, and anxiety and depression. It may also aid sleep. But more robust research is needed to prove its efficacy in treating other conditions.

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that it’s fragrance and colour free. Put plenty on your knees, elbows and feet. If you are going for the DIY option, don a pair of latex gloves, squeeze a dollop of fake tan on to your hand and then work quickly and methodically, covering every inch of your skin evenly. Don’t forget to include your armpits, toes and the backs of your ankles, although you are likely to need help to do your back.

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You’ve been toning up and getting into shape for months, ready to flaunt your bikini body on the beach. So, now your holiday is just around the corner, it’s time plan your holiday beauty routine. As wonderful as the long hot days are, they can really take their toll on your hair and skin, so it’s important to maintain good beauty habits while you’re away to ensure that you return from your trip looking great and not worse than before you left! Here’s our guide to looking gorgeous both on and off the beach. Fake it First Whatever the ‘natural is best’ advocates say, winter pale skin does not look great in a bikini. So before you reach your sunsoaked holiday destination, you’ll need to fake the golden glow. Head to the beauty salon (for best results) or to

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the shops (if on a budget) and follow our preparation guide to get a perfect, even and natural-looking result: Thorough exfoliation is key to creating the right base, and it’s best done the night before. Take your time and concentrate on those areas prone to dryness like knees, ankles and elbows. Allow at least 24 hours between waxing and tanning. If you tan too soon after waxing your pores and hair follicles will still be open and you may find that the product builds up leaving you with dark dots. Be really generous with your moisturiser and make sure

Heavenly Hair If your hair is a bit dry, or has split-ends, a couple of weeks in the sun and in sea-water or chlorinated pools will make the matter far worse. So a trim before you hit the beach will ensure your hair remains looking healthy. When you’re relaxing by the pool, slather a leave-in conditioner onto your hair. This will help to protect against damage from the sun and will leave your locks looking thoroughly shiny, as the heat makes the product even more effective. Always rinse your tresses with fresh water after swimming in the sea or pool. Both salt and chlorine will really dry your hair out. If your hair is long enough keep it pinned up during the day and preferably covered up too. Not only will this protect your hair, put it will also protect your head which can easily burn along a parting line, leaving you with a flaky

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So you have a small garden – maybe no more than a paved back yard or a balcony. That means you can’t really grow much for kitchen, right? Wrong! Start now and you can feast on delicious homegrown salads all summer long. The truth is that producing useful quantities of your own vegetables doesn’t take up as much space as you might imagine. There’s a lot you can plant out or grow from seed right now that will give you some super-tasty, succulent, and top-quality salads in just a few weeks’ time. And the good news is that salad leaves grown in ornamental pots can be as decorative as they are nutritious. Before you get sowing or planting, choose the right containers. Big ones are easier to maintain than small ones; and of course bigger pots mean more produce. Go for something of at least 30cm (12in) in diameter, larger if possible, and whether seriously stylish or low-budget – even an old bucket with plenty of drainage holes – they’ll do fine.

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Compost is important too, but as salad crops tend to be pretty short-term there’s no need to spend a fortune. Ideally choose a good-quality multi-purpose compost, but you can get perfectly acceptable results with the contents of a growing-bag, and save yourself a lot of money in the process. I find the quality of the compost in these isn’t all that brilliant, but for the time you need it – and provided you keep it well-fertilised – it’ll be quite adequate. Salad leaves are all the rage and if you grow your own you can get precisely the mix you like best. They can be as ornamental as your planters, too. There are plenty of eyecatching lettuces such as the frilly Lollo, either a gorgeous bright-green standard Lollo a burgundy-tinged Lollo Rosso or a mixture of both. A look at the seed packets in the garden centre will reveal oak-leaved types, frillies, and all sorts of seriously pretty lettuces in every shade of green and red imaginable. If you treat them as cut-andcome-again crops, snipping off the leaves as you want them but not cutting into to

the base, they’ll put out new shoots and keep cropping for longer. Baby beet leaves are a popular salad ingredient, too. Choose a variety like Bull’s Blood for the prettiest leaves or grow any of the standard varieties, and you’ll also get a great-tasting root crop later on. I generally harvest the young leaves a few at a time but let the plant produce a root too. There are still plenty of tomato plants in the shops now, but you want to hunt carefully to find the ones that are still in top condition. If you choose an outdoor variety (the label will state this clearly) it can be grown in a pot on its own, and if you have a big enough container you can grow some other salad ingredients around the edge of the container too – perhaps a rim of salad leaves, compact lettuce, or even a few herbs? If you’re after some fire in your cooking, a chilli pepper thrives in a pot in a warm and very sheltered spot. Sweet peppers also do well in pots, but again you need as warm and sheltered a spot as

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possible. Fresh herbs will not only transform your cooking but can make a salad something very special too. Choose your favourites and either grow them in a dedicated herb pot with extra grit in the compost for good drainage, or even consider popping a few in with your main crops. Vegetables, like most plants, do best in a relatively warm spot with plenty of sun, so site your containers carefully. You want them to be easily accessible from the kitchen, but it’s more important to ensure they’re sheltered from the wind but still get enough sun – although sunshine is less critical to salad crops than it is to fruit. You can make your salad pot using crops raised from

seed and sown directly into the compost – root crops such as carrots don’t much like being transplanted, and so are perfect for direct sowing. If you’re growing beetroot for its sweet juicy root, it too tends to perform better if direct-sown. Just make sure that the compost is kept moist at all times but not actually wet: as long as the container has plenty of drainage holes in it you shouldn’t have any problems with over-watering, even if there’s a downpour or two.

The new plantings will very quickly blend in with the old, and all summer long you’ll have a garden that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the tastebuds. Visit Pippa’s website, www. pippagreenwood.com, for ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’, the AskPippa Q&A service, Nemaslug, natural pest controls, and lots more.

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Democracy 1 Tyranny 0 By Ted Bruning

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On 6 June we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of democracy over tyranny. And while most of the coverage of this great day will rightly focus on the unflinching selflessness of the 50,000 Allied soldiers, it’s worth sparing a moment to contemplate why democracy won. The young men confronting the Third Reich on D-Day may not have known it, but the soldiers opposing them had already been fatally undermined. A leadership that was corrupt, incompetent, divided, toadying and alternately swollen with pride and prostrated by fear, had made so many idiotic decisions over the past two years that no heroism on the part of its troops could redeem it. And at the heart of all the double-dealing, betrayal, and rottenness stood Adolf Hitler. After the invasion of Russia, Hitler more or less retreated to his Eastern HQ, surrounded by a small cadre of placemen, yes-men, courtiers and cronies who told him only what they thought he wanted to hear. He governed via a maze of overlapping bureaucracies fighting for his favour. And despite his remoteness he insisted on making even the smallest tactical decisions himself. This chaos effectively crippled the Germans defending Normandy. They had almost

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no armoured support. Rommel, the commander on the ground, knew that tanks couldn’t move from rear to front because of Allied air-power, and wanted the armour right at the water’s edge. To the commander of Panzer Group West, Geyr von Shweppenburg, this was heresy. Hitler’s compromise was that the armour should be divided between them, but that von Schweppenburg couldn’t move without Hitler’s express orders – which, of course, came too late. Then there were the mythical divisions in Kent and Sussex that appeared to threaten the Pas de Calais. Their existence was conjured up by Allied deception specialists, and 15 German divisions remained north of the Seine to meet them. But these divisions had been fabricated by German army intelligence as part of a plot to discredit Himmler’s rival intelligence agency.

chimed with his preconceptions and fantasies and ignored sound advice that didn’t, are too numerous to relate; but they cost the Germans dear on D-Day, and they probably cost Germany the war. And here’s the contrast between tyranny and democracy. Churchill wasn’t short of bad ideas himself, trying to stop Nazi bombers by dropping parachute mines on them being one. And the Allied leaders argued bitterly. But Churchill and Roosevelt surrounded themselves with strong, capable advisers who weren’t afraid to argue their corners. Dowding, in charge of Fighter Command, threatened to resign in May 1940 when Churchill proposed to send more fighter squadrons to prop up the French. And Churchill bowed to his superior judgement!

There should have been a fleet of war-winning jet fighters overhead, for the Germans had been ahead of the Allies in the technology. But Hitler cancelled work on a feasible jet because a crony, Willi Messerschmidt, persuaded him to favour the Komet rocket-plane instead. As a result the Me262 didn’t appear until far too late.

The Allies made mistakes. But the reason that the 159,000 troops who landed in Normandy broke through with fewer than 5,000 killed was that their leaders weren’t driven by fear of a despot; laid rational plans based on professional expertise and sound intelligence; and represented a society that could bury its differences and make sacrifices in defence of shared values.

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London in the early 19th century could be a pretty dreadful place. Filthy, noisy, trackless (no A-Z then) and horribly overcrowded, it must have more than merely bewildering for the thousands of young country folk who, displaced by the forced enclosure of their land, swarmed to the capital in search of work: it must have been miserable. Worse still, for many of these rural refugees, was London’s Godlessness. The devout young Congregationalists, Baptists and others, used to Chapel twice on Sundays as their principal recreation, found nothing available but beer and blood-sports. So, just as their fathers and grandfathers had done, they rolled up their sleeves and provided for themselves. Typical of these staunch and self-reliant young Nonconformist migrants was George Williams. The youngest of eight children, Williams was born in 1821 on a moderately prosperous farm near

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Dulverton in Somerset and was apprenticed at the age of 13 to a Congregationalist draper in Bridgwater. Here, influenced by the charismatic Welsh minister at the town’s Zion Chapel, he experienced a spiritual awakening and by the time he moved to London a few years later he was a deeply committed Christian. London, though, had little to offer him spiritually, and on 6th June 1844 he founded his own Bible study and prayer group which he called the Young Men’s Christian Association. William’s employer and future father-in-law, George Hitchcock, helped the fledgling group find premises and within a year there were YMCAs in Manchester and Leeds and by 1851 they had spread to Montreal and Boston. In 1855 Jean-Henri Dunant of the Paris YMCA (later founder of the Red Cross) proposed a conference at which YMCAs from Britain, the USA, Canada, France, Australia, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands came together to found an international HQ and committee and write a constitution. From the very beginning, the YMCA had a strong focus on offering healthy recreational alternatives to pubs and women, as well as opportunities for selfimprovement with lectures and classes. In 1873 the YMCA opened a pioneering holiday camp on the Isle of Wight; in 1879 the North

American YMCAs started opening gyms, followed by one in London in 1881; and American YMCAs are credited with inventing, or at least codifying, both basketball and volleyball. Williams, as well as being a very successful businessman, remained closely involved: he was knighted in 1894, and when he died in 1905 was buried in St Paul’s, with a memorial plaque in Westminster Abbey. Since his death the “Y” has branched out into more general youth work and is now a huge organisation running hostels, housing schemes, leisure facilities, training courses, drug counselling and a host of other activities in well over 100 countries: it has never lost touch with its Christian roots but doesn’t attempt to force its beliefs on the millions it helps. In some ways it’s a shame that the initials should first conjure up, in the minds of most people, the Village People’s worldwide smash gay disco anthem of 1979. On the other hand the record’s success is a testament to the affection in which so many people hold the “Y” (and with good reason). But disco aside, Williams deserves to be more celebrated. A contemporary of Dr Barnardo and Florence Nightingale, his name should be up in historical lights alongside theirs as a social reformer of enormous importance and continuing relevance.

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Kingston and District Philatelic Society

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uring April we have seen displays by Dr. Geoffrey Eibl-Kaye FRPSL and by Dr. James Etherington. Both were excellent but totally different from each other. Geoff Eibl-Kaye gave a powerpoint presentation entitled “How to Improve your collection”. This consisted of analytical suggestions with ideas on how a modest collecting interest could be enhanced by highlighting aspects which may not occur to have importance by the average collector. It gave us much food for thought. Jim Etherington’s display was a Social & Open Display on “1940, a desperate year” being the first full year in WWll. His main collection centres on that year only and shows all aspects of the conflict. Careful scrutiny showed one item dated January 1942 but this was an arrival mark on an item previously

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sent. A truly entrancing evening was had by all who attended. Remaining visitors, this season, was Eric Keefe FRPSL on 16th May when Finland was the subject and on 20th June, Dr. Patrick Read FRPSL will be displaying Tasmania. Interdispersed will be two members meetings based upon a set theme. These always prove lively gatherings. All are welcome to any of our Society meetings, which are held at 8.00pm in Surbiton Library New Hall, Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6AF on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Friday in each month between September and June. Details of these, and other meetings of the Society will be obtained by contacting the Hon Secretary, Brian Sole, F.R.P.S.L. on 01932 220677 or on brian.sole@btinternet. com

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Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month; SANDS Awareness Month; National Microchip Month; Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1st Advertiser’s Guide The Big Lunch, www.thebiglunch.com 1-7th Volunteers’ Week 1-8th Go Green: Wear green Week 2nd Bank Holiday 3rd International Day of Innocent Children 5th Hogsmill Valley Woldflower Walk. www.lowermoleproject.org.uk Tel: 01372 743 783 for more information. 7th World Ocean Day. New Malden Farmers’ Market 9-2pm ‘At the going down of the sun - remembering Kingston’s Great War fallen’, Graeme Hodge lunch time lecture, 12.30 - 13.15pm, Kingston Museum, Wheatfield Way, Kingston 8th Whit Sunday; Deadline for July/August issue of A Berrylands Companion magazine National Garden Scheme Open Gardens: 2-5pm, at 1, The Crest, Surbiton with tea & cakes, 64 Pine Gardens, and 68 Alexandra Drive with plants for sale. Entry to all 3 gardens: £5, children free. 8-14th Cervical Screening Awareness Week 9-13th Bike to School Week 9-15th Mens’ Health Week; Carers’ Week, Epilepsy Action Big BBQ; Aromatherapy Awareness Week 10th ‘For Kingston and Country? Conscientious Objection and Anti-War Activity’, Ben Copsey lunch time lecture, 12.30 - 13.15pm, Kingston Museum. 11-25th Hampton Court Palace Festival. www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com 14th Trooping the Colour, Horseguards’ Parade. www.royal.gov.uk World Blood Donor Day 14-15th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day; The Giant Childrens’ Game at The Lamb Public House, Surbiton 14-22nd RSPCA Week 15th Trinity Sunday. Fathers’ Day. Bug Busting Day 16-23rd Recycle Week 17th ‘Spiritualism and the soldier’ Lucy Harris lunch time lecture, 12.30 - 13.15pm Kingston Museum as above 17-21st Royal Ascot 19th World Sickle Cell Day 19-20th World Refuge Day 19-22nd Taste of London, Regent’s Park 20th Golf Day at Wimbledon Park Common, for Born Too Soon Charity. Dr Dwight Lindo, Consultant Pediatrician is organising this event, together with The Stage Golfing Society. Please sponsor a tea or green, or donate a raffle or auction prize. Contact the co-Ordinator, Pauline Woods via: www.borntoosoon.org.uk or donate via: www.justgiving.com/borntoosoon 20-28th Greenwich & Docklands Festival 20-29th Drowning Prevention Week 28th An Evening of Colour Readings with Ribbons, representing Past, Present & Future. Tolworth Spiritualist Church. Admission: £2.50 21st Longest Day, Summer Solstice. Surbiton Maple Road Farmers’ Market 9-1pm 23-6th July Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight 26th World Drug Day 27th Wallace & Gromit Wrong Trouser Day 28th Armed Forces Day Copy Deadline

Final copy must be submitted by the 16th of each month, for inclusion in the following months edition (which will be distributed during the first weekend of that month.)

Payment

Full payment for all advertisements must be received by the copy deadline date. Payment can be made by: Cheques payable to ‘Berrylands Companion’ or cash. Payment by BACS or standing order by arrangement.

VAT

‘A Berrylands Companion’ is a small independent operation and is not registered for VAT. Consequently, no VAT is charged on advertisements.

Acceptable Formats

Adverts can be submitted in the following formats: • MS Word • MS Powerpoint • MS Publisher • TIFF & JPEG

Advert copy can be emailed to: karen@berrylandcompanion.com

If your ad is not available in an electronic format then we can produce it for you, from your own hard copy text, normally for a fixed price of just £10, although this may be higher if you have a particularly complex advert! (This is a one-off charge - the advert could then be re-used in subsequent issues free of charge.)

Distribution

The Companion will be published and distributed monthly, on or around the first weekend of the month. 10 editions a year. It will be delivered to over 12,000 homes in and around Berrylands and Surbiton over two months - guaranteed. In addition it is the first source of local information for anyone moving into the area.

Format & Design

It is an A5 size booklet, stapled with colour plus black and white printed on quality paper. The Companion will be printed on 115gsm gloss paper giving it a very high quality feel. It will have ‘longevity’ and because of it’s size, content, look and feel it will be kept by the majority of households until the next issue arrives, thereby giving advertisers ‘immdiacy’ of access’ when their services are required.

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Suggestions for treating Dad on Fathers’ Day: Depending on the budget and his likes, how about taking him to one of the free museums in London, or the Bond Exhibition, a sports Museum, the London Transport Museum. Nearer to home you could go to Kew Gardens, the Wetlands at Barnes, go to the Zoo, or even take in a stand up comedy show! Why not take him for lunch at a local restaurant or a special tea at The Petersham Hotel, booking necessary. Or if the budget is tight, why not make up a wallet of IOU vouchers of jobs and tasks to do for him over the coming year?

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What’s on in July:-

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Sickle Cell Awareness Month; International group b strep Awareness Month 1st ‘Sopwith Aviation and the First World War’ David Hassard lunch time lecture, 12.30 - 13.15pm, Kingston Museum, as above 1-7th National Childhood Obesity Week 3rd Golf Day at Malden Golf Club, in aid of Born Too Soon Charity 4th Independence Day USA 4-5th Cuddington Beer Festival, www.scoutingforbeer.org.uk 4-13th Barclaycard British Summertime, Hyde Park 4th-4th Aug Sassy Stirrers, 10.30-15.00 Mon & Tues, St Andrews Church, Maple Road, Surbiton. Tel: 07789 792 676. Em: info@sassystirrers.com. 5-12yrs, £32 5th New Malden Farmers’ Market 9-2pm 5-27th International Youth Arts Festival across Kingston 7th Tour de France rides through London. www.summerofcyclingevents.com 7-14th Health Information Week 8-13th Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 8-14th National Transplant Week 12th ‘Conscientious Objection’ Ben Copsey Family workshop, 12.30 - 13.15pm, Kingston Museum, as above 19th Surbiton Farmers’ Market, Maple Road. 20th World Hepatitis Day Dragonboat Challenge 10-4pm, Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road, Kingston. For information www.kingstonrotaryclub.org.uk Chosen charity is Born Too Soon Charity 22nd ‘Sir Muirhead Bone: First Official War Artist’ Lucy Harris lunch time lecture, 12.30 - 13.15pm, Kingston Museum, as above 27-28th World Nature Conservation Day Karen Burgess 18 Kingsdowne Road Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6JZ Tel: 020 8274 0096 Fax: 07092003581 Email: karen@berrylandscompanion.com Web: www.berrylandscompanion.com

What’s On/Local Events

1st Tuesday: NHS Retirement Club, 10-12pm at Christ Church Hall, Christ Church Road, Surbiton, KT5 8JJ. For information call Lorna: 020 8337 4121 Last Sunday of the month: Women on Wheels, a gentle 3-hour cycle ride for women. Meet by the Falling Phone Boxes, by Wilkinsons, 10.00am. http://www.cyclekingston.net/pages.php?p=Women_on_Wheels St Marks & St Andrews Church:Weds mornings 10.15-11.30 Stay and Play for Toddlers and Carers and Friday Mornings Coffee and Cake corner 10-11.30am. A regular craft group meeting - meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7.30pm. At St Andrews Church, Maple Road, no booking required for any of them. Tiny Tunes: Mon 10am & 10.50am at Surbiton Library Hall. Tues 10am & 10.50am at St Nicholas Parish Church, Summer Rd, Thames Ditton. All sessions 40 mins long, features music, dance, parachutes, bubbles & pom poms. Age 3 mths - 5yrs. Pay as you go £5, siblings £2.50. www.tinytuneslive.com Kingston Camera Club: Camera enthusiasts welcome. Mon eves, at St John’s Ambulance HQ, Athelstan Rd off Villiers Ave. 7.30pm - 10pm, with coffee break. New members welcome, contact: Tim Moreland 020 8541 0126, email: tim. moreland@yahoo.com See www.kingstoncameraclub.com Kingston Philatelic Society: Meet 8-10pm, Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Rd. Info: Brian Sole Tel: 01932 220 677 or email brian.sole@btinternet.com Surbiton Floral Club: 1st Weds of the month at Raeburn Hall, United Reform Church, Elgar Ave. 7.30 for 7.45pm start. Floral demonstrations, talks, workshops & outings. 020 8399 8193 Surbiton Club for the Blind: Alternate Tues, 2-4pm at Surbiton Methodist Church, Ewell Road, transport can be arranged. Social club with entertainment & tea. Info: 020 8399 8596 or 020 8399 3022 Oasis daytime group for over 60s: at Emmanuel Church, Grand Avenue, Tolworth. 1st & 3rd Weds at 2.30pm. Plenty of opportunity to chat, play games & do puzzles. Meetings include a 5 minute bible-based talk relevant to life. Tel: 020 390 6631

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Get your school, church or charity event mentioned in A Berrylands Companion magazine Call Karen on: 020 8274 0096 or email details to: karen@berrylands-companion.co.uk Next submission deadline is by 8th June for the July/August edition. Please Note: The following deadline will be 8th August for September issue.

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Tues 2nd July: Mr Phil Cooper from the Surrey History Centre shows ‘Sporting Surrey and the 1948 Olympics” A compilation of films from Screen Archives South East. Copy Deadline

Final copy must be submitted by the 16th of each month, for inclusion in the following months edition (which will be distributed during the first weekend of that month.)

Payment

Full payment for all advertisements must be received by the copy deadline date. Payment can be made by: Cheques payable to ‘Berrylands Companion’ or cash. Payment by BACS or standing order by arrangement.

VAT

‘A Berrylands Companion’ is a small independent operation and is not registered for VAT. Consequently, no VAT is charged on advertisements.

Acceptable Formats

Adverts can be submitted in the following formats: • MS Word • MS Powerpoint • MS Publisher • TIFF & JPEG

Advert copy can be emailed to: karen@berrylandcompanion.com

If your ad is not available in an electronic format then we can produce it for you, from your own hard copy text, normally for a fixed price of just £10, although this may be higher if you have a particularly complex advert! (This is a one-off charge - the advert could then be re-used in subsequent issues free of charge.)

HE PRICE YOU SEE IS THE PRICE YOU PAY

ne at £297 per 8,000.

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The Companion will be published and distributed monthly, on or around the first weekend of the month. 10 editions a year. It will be delivered to over 12,000 homes in and around Berrylands and Surbiton over two months - guaranteed. In addition it is the first source of local information for anyone moving into the area.

Tues 6th Aug: Quiz, raffle & finger buffet. At Surbiton & District Historical Society, Surbiton Library Hall, Ewell Rd, Surbiton Time: 7.45pm Cost: Visitors welcome, Contribution of £2 appreciated Format & Design

It is an A5 size booklet, stapled with colour plus black and white printed on quality paper. The Companion will be printed on 115gsm gloss paper giving it a very high quality feel. It will have ‘longevity’ and because of it’s size, content, look and feel it will be kept by the majority of households until the next issue arrives, thereby giving advertisers ‘immdiacy’ of access’ when their services are required.

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Tues 3rd Sept: Dr Tony Williams from University of Buckingham, will talk on “Charles Dickens - Special Correspondent” Time: 7.45pm Cost: Visitors welcome, Contribution of £2 appreciated For more details about meetings and the Society, call The Secretary: 020 8399 4473 Email: lenandmarilyn@virginmedia.com

Christ Church School Summer Festival Saturday 28th June 11am - 3pm Entry Free!

Pine Gardens, Surbiton KT5 8LJ

Food Court & BBQ Area

Activities & Games

Bouncy Assault Course

Candy Floss & Ice Creams

Arts & Crafts Stall

Bouncy Bungee Run

Soft Play for toddlers

“Live Music & Performances throughout the day”

“Plenty of fun for all!”

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HOOK ALLOTMENTS AND GARDENS ASSOCIATION

 

Are you interested in gardening?

For all gardeners and allotment holders! We are a small friendly local society providing gardening supplies at very reasonable prices to our members: 9 Seeds, summer and spring bulbs, onion sets, seed potatoes. 9 Summer bedding plants and other young plants according to season. 9 Traditional and organic fertilizers and soil improvers/conditioners. 9 Lawn and rose treatments, weedkillers, pest controls. 9 Growbags and bagged compost, pots, gloves, trays, canes, netting etc. Annual membership just £2, senior citizens £1. Website:www.horticultural.moonfruit.co.uk Email: chesshort@live.co.uk

Our trading hut is conveniently sited at Moor Lane Allotments (just off Moor Lane near The Bonesgate pub) Open every Sunday 10am to 12noon, except December. In accordance with our "members only" policy, new members are always welcome to join!

Annual Membership just £2.50, senior citizens £1.50

Did you know there is an association in Hook? Our Association was founded over 50 years ago and is run by volunteers, can provide a wide range of composts, fertilisers, seeds and other gardening products at not-for-profit prices to our members. We support gardeners and allotment holders.

We currently have full and half plots available to rent. Contact: John on 07807 300 749 Membership is £2 a year and new allotment holders have free membership for the first year Our trading facility is situated next to the entrance to the allotment plots, beyond the rugby club pavillion, rear of King Edward’s Recreation Ground, Hook Road, Chessington Open: Sundays 10am - 12 noon Feb - Nov 10am - 11am Nov - Jan

Free ‘Fit as a Fiddle’ courses for Summer 2014 Are you over 50, live in the borough of Kingston, and want to get fit, lose weight and improve your wellbeing? Why not join a free 6 week course for Summer 2014? Take your pick from gentle exercise to more vigorous activity with either: • Nordic walking Richmond Park, Mon 9th June -14th July 10.00 -12.00 midday • Cycling for beginners/intermediates YMCA Hawker Centre, Tues 10th June -15th July, 10.00 -12.00 midday • Aquacise: Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Kingston, Wed 11th June -16th July,1.30 - 3.15 pm • Body Balance: New Malden Library, New Malden, Thurs 12th June -17th July 12.30 -2.00 pm • Chair Based Exercise: Age Concern, New Malden, Friday 20th June - 18th July 13.00 -14.00 pm All courses include healthy lifestyle/weight loss workshops. to book a place contact Grace, Fit as a Fiddle Coordinator: 020 8942 8256 or email: grace@ageconcernkingston.org To advertise call Karen on 020 8274 0096 email: karen@berrylands-companion.co.uk

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Final copy must be submitted by the 16th of each month, for inclusion in the following months edition (which will be distributed during the first weekend of that month.)

Payment

Full payment for all advertisements must be received by the copy deadline date. Payment can be made by: Cheques payable to ‘Berrylands Companion’ or cash. Payment by BACS or standing order by arrangement.

VAT

‘A Berrylands Companion’ is a small independent operation and is not registered for VAT. Consequently, no VAT is charged on advertisements.

Acceptable Formats

Adverts can be submitted in the following formats: • MS Word • MS Powerpoint • MS Publisher • TIFF & JPEG

Advert copy can be emailed to: karen@berrylandcompanion.com

If your ad is not available in an electronic format then we can produce it for you, from your own hard copy text, normally for a fixed price of just £10, although this may be higher if you have a particularly complex advert! (This is a one-off charge - the advert could then be re-used in subsequent issues free of charge.)

Distribution

The Companion will be published and distributed monthly, on or around the first weekend of the month. 10 editions a year. It will be delivered to over 12,000 homes in and around Berrylands and Surbiton over two months - guaranteed. In addition it is the first source of local information for anyone moving into the area.

Format & Design

It is an A5 size booklet, stapled with colour plus black and white printed on quality paper. The Companion will be printed on 115gsm gloss paper giving it a very high quality feel. It will have ‘longevity’ and because of it’s size, content, look and feel it will be kept by the majority of households until the next issue arrives, thereby giving advertisers ‘immdiacy’ of access’ when their services are required.

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Children & Education 43 Berrylands Scouts 60 Christ Church School Fair 60 Grand Avenue School Fair 43 Gwenda Jones 27 Kingston Adult Education Unit 41 Monkey Music Surbiton Children’s Nursery Centre 47 Office Suppliers MBE Etc

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Articles & Editorials Community Pages Kids Page What’s On & Local Events Pages Crossword Book Review Useful Telephone Numbers Gardening by Pippa Greenwood Recipe Baking Technology

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A Berrylands Companion From as little as £27 a month your advert can feature here for a year! An email with your artwork will ensure it is featured.

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We are a 10 minute walk from Surbiton and Berrylands stations

time for tennis Facilities include:

• 6 all weather, 3 artificial clay and 11 grass tennis courts • 4 heated / air conditioned squash courts • “Life Fitness” gym and studio • A comprehensive coaching programme for tennis and squash for all ages: junior - senior • Personal training in the gym • Bar and a great social event calendar • A club for all the family

NO CONTRACT | NO COMPARISON Berrylands, Surbiton, Surrey KT5 8JT

64www.surbiton.org

T: 020 8399 1594 | E: info@surbiton.org


June 2014 issue 89