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With a return to our regular Memory Lane Breeze invites you to reflect on these images courtesy of Picture the Past.... Can you guess where they were taken? 'Picture the Past' is a not-for-profit project that aims to make historic images from the library and museum collections across the whole of Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, available via a completely free-to-use website. Containing more than 80,000 fully searchable photographs, postcards, engravings and paintings the website documents how life has changed in the region over the last few hundred years. You can visit the website for free at www.picturethepast.org.uk We love to publish old school photographs, so if you have any lurking in the attic or amongst the old family albums why not send them in for other readers to enjoy? Breeze Magazine / Memory Lane 156C HIGH ROAD, BEESTON, NOTTINGHAM NG9 2LN or email: firstname.lastname@example.org DEADLINE FOR MARCH 11 ISSUE: 28h Feb 2011 Please supply a SAE for any photographs to be returned with a brief description. The editor reserves the right to shorten or modify any material submitted. Whilst every effort will be made to agree with copyright laws on the images provided it is the senders full responsibility to obtain permissions on such copyright images before supplying to Breeze Magazine.
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WEAR A DAFFODIL Marie Curie Cancer Care is asking people to help ‘paint the town yellow’ this March by wearing a daffodil pin to back its annual Great Daffodil Appeal. Every donation for a daffodil will help more Marie Curie Nurses to provide free care to terminally ill people in their own homes or one of the charity’s hospices. Most people would choose to die at home if they were terminally ill, yet the majority die in hospital, the place they least want to be. This year Marie Curie Nurses will make this choice a reality for people by providing free care for people in their own homes throughout the UK. None of this work would be possible without the generous support of people who donate to the Great Daffodil Appeal or give up their time to volunteer in their local community. Debbie Ventham, one of the charity’s Nursing Ambassadors, explains why the appeal is so important: “I have been a Marie Curie Nurse for seven years and I’ve looked after people from all walks of life, including my own sister who died at home surrounded
by all her family. Like my sister, most people want the choice of being at home at the end of their life - in their own bed, looking out onto their own garden, with their family and friends close by - and Marie Curie Cancer Care makes this a reality. “Marie Curie Nurses not only look after the patient but their families too. We work shifts, often at night, giving carers the chance to take a break, spend quality time with their loved one, or simply get a good night’s sleep. Just being there to talk to patients and their families, to put their mind at ease and allay any fears they may have, can make all the difference. “In March I’ll be wearing my daffodil pin in memory and celebration of my mother, sister, and all the patients I’ve had the privilege of looking after over the years. Please join me by wearing a daffodil pin and ensuring that every person with a terminal illness has the choice to access free Marie Curie nursing care.” Daffodil pins can be picked up from local stores, schools and street throughout March. The charity is also looking for local stars to play their part as volunteers behind the scenes. So whether you’ve got two hours or two days a week to spare, why not volunteer some of your time to help make the Great Daffodil Appeal a success. Your time will help raise much-needed funds so that Marie Curie Nurses, like Debbie, can continue their work.
For further information about the appeal or to find out how you can help, please call your local Marie Curie Fundraiser Laura Read on 0115 938 4827 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil To access a Marie Curie Nurse, speak to your GP or district nurse. For more information, please visit: www.mariecurie.org.uk
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A hearing dog played an extremely important role at a family wedding recently when he was the ‘ring bearer’ for his deaf recipient’s daughter’s marriage ceremony. Mitchell, a five year old fox-terrier cross border collie, proudly carried the wedding rings in a small ring pouch fastened with burgundy ribbon to his collar. “Emily wanted Mitchell to play a full role at her wedding as he is part of the family,” explains Don. “So Mitchell carried the rings up to the alter and the best man, who had never met Mitchell, untied the silk bag from around his neck to take the two rings out of a small leather pouch. Mitchell never flinched. Everyone, including the ceremony officiate commented on his excellent behaviour.” Don (60) discovered he was losing his hearing twelve years ago and his world fell apart. A qualified music teacher, Don played the organ six days a week at the local crematorium. His hearing loss meant that he quite literally withdrew from his life as he struggled to adjust to his world of virtual silence. Says Don:“I found myself withdrawing into a shell and became fearful of the ever increasing busy world. I tried to involve myself in charity work, but on one occasion I was staying overnight at a university campus when there was a fire in a nearby building and everybody was evacuated on the signal of the smoke alarm. I slept through the alarm, not realising it was sounding. It was then that I decided to apply for a hearing dog who would not only alert me to danger signals such as smoke alarms, but also everyday household sounds like the doorbell and alarm clock.” Don was matched with Mitchell and the pair have now been together for over three years. “Life has reverted back to much of what it was before, although sadly there can never be music again,” says Don.“Having Mitchell by my side has allowed me to avoid much of the stresses of deafness and what was becoming a dangerous world for me. Mitchell is my best mate, my dearest trusted companion. I couldn’t be without him; he is a big part of me and who I am now. My family have seen the difference he has made to my life and that’s why Emily wanted him to play such an important role at her wedding.” If you would like to find out more about how you can help to change the future of a deaf person like Don, please contact Hearing Dogs for Deaf People on 01844 348100 (voice and minicom), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hearingdogs.org.uk
About Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a registered charity that trains dogs to alert deaf people to household sounds and danger signals such as the doorbell, telephone and smoke alarm – providing life-changing independence and confidence. Dogs are donated for training by breeders and members of the public and when possible they are selected from rescue centres. The Charity also has its own breeding scheme. Hearing Dogs provides a national service and no charge is made to recipients. Since its inception in 1982, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has placed more than 1700 hearing dogs and has around 700 current working partnerships.
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Youth Council led touching tributes to victims of the Holocaust and subsequent atrocities at a special Holocaust Memorial Day service in Bramcote Hills Park recently. Broxtowe Borough Council employees joined councillors, local residents, young people and religious and multi faith groups in the Walled Garden at Bramcote Hills Park to mark the 11th annual Holocaust Memorial Day. Members of the Broxtowe Youth Council delivered a thought-provoking presentation around this year’s theme of Untold Stories, which aimed to tell the story of the lives wasted in genocide. Following the presentation, a Ginkgo Biloba tree – a species known for its medicinal qualities – was also planted as a touching tribute to Dr Matel Shimonovna Chernyavskaya by her grandson, Igor Chernyavsky. Each year, residents of the Borough mark Holocaust Memorial Day with a memorial event in the tranquil surroundings of Bramcote Hills Park. The annual event remembers those affected not only by the crimes against humanity committed during the Holocaust but also in subsequent atrocities in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo, Darfur and others throughout the world.
Erewash Musical Society presents Jekyll & Hyde on 21st - 26th February 2011 at ‘The Chatsworth Centre’ Long Eaton. Breeze finds out what to expect... Erewash Musical Society are currently in rehearsals for their next show Jekyll and Hyde. This is quite a departure from their recent musical comedies such as “Gypsy”,“42nd Street” and “Anything Goes”. It is a chilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel and contains well-known songs such as “Bring On The Men,”“In His Eyes,” and “This Is The Moment.” “The music is fantastic” says Chairwoman Christine Hewitt “and is yet again another opportunity for Erewash Musical Society to showcase the wealth of talent it has within the society.” Leading roles are played by Mark Birch as Dr Jekyll/Hyde, Tracey Renshaw as Jekyll’s fiancée Emma Danvers and Netty Leek as his ill-fated mistress Lucy Harris. The show is set in London 1885, Dr Henry Jekyll is on the brink of discovering a new formula to split the good and evil personalities inside each of us. However he needs a human being to try the formula to conclude his experiment. When the Board of Governors of St Jude’s Hospital deny him permission to do this, Jekyll decides that it is he who must try out the formula with dire consequences. But how much control will Jekyll have once he has carried out his intensions, his alter ego, the misanthropic Edward Hyde, and how will it affect his friends, acquaintances, and his fiancée? Packed with intensity and drama, this is one thriller of a musical you would miss at your peril... Tickets on sale now at www.erewashmusicalsociety.co.uk or call 01332 875350 You can also obtain tickets from the Chatsworth Centre on Saturday mornings.
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Beeston Fields Golf Club dates back to 1837, an impressive building set in beautiful parkland. The oak panelled dining room provides many table options. Why not choose round tables with fresh white linen, individual tables of four to six for intimacy or one big table for a dinner party effect? They can provide you with a great choice of wine, or champagne, suggest flower arrangements as table centre pieces, or even recommend a close up magician for between course entertainment. The sun lounge overlooks the golf course and will comfortably seat 100 of your friends and family for your big day. Why not bring along a disco and dance the night away! Their team can guide you through seating plans and menu choices to make your evening one to be remembered. You can decorate the rooms to suit the occasion. They can put you in touch with local balloon companies or party planners who can help you with whatever you need. Choose from a selection of dishes to create your menu choices. If you are having a wedding, birthday party, anniversary, christening or simply getting together with friends they will ensure you have a great time and have no worries. Beeston Fields Golf Club, Old Drive, Wollaton Road Beeston Nottingham NG9 3DD Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0115 925 7062
Panache welcomes you to view the new spring/summer collections, which are now arriving.This season they have worked hard to produce a younger fashionable look, in addition to their classic styles, which are suitable for all ages.Their quality and competitive pricing remains as high as ever. The new collection includes Libra dresses in colourful prints. Smart casual separates from Gollehaug.This year Panache welcome Erfo, a new German collection of blouses/shirts and tunics. Elegance and simplicity are key to Peruzzi’s Spring and Summer collection.Their trousers being a firm favourite with Panache customers.They also have more of their summer tops and knitwear from Via Appia and Viz-a-Viz.These represent good value for their wear and wash ability. And not forgetting the special occasion wear from Gina Bacconi. In addition Panache will be pleased to show you their colourful and comfortable shoes/sandals by Capollini. Gady’s jewellery and Gabriella’s bags are full of colour and new designs. These represent some of their new collections for the summer season Please go and browse at your leisure.You will be most welcome. Panache 1 Stoney Street, Beeston Tel: 0115 922 5278
Home Made Bakery are here to make your wedding that extra special - with ideas and help to make it unique. Lou and her team are prepared to accommodate you in any way possible. Whatever your tastes they will work with you to make sure you get what you want on your big day to suit your budget. For instance why not buy a selection of Home Mades cup cakes or muffins? Lou can hand decorate your cake if you wish to bring your own fruit cake in or she can bake one to order and decorate to your own specific colours and design. As a top class and long established bakery the team at Home Made Bakery can also provide fantastic food for your reception be it savouries from their range of tasty hand made sausage rollsand cheese straws. Also with freshly baked bread and a variety of European style breads such as Focaccia, Ciabatta and Tomato Bread your big day can be both cost conscious, stylish and tasty! So pop in and have a word with Lou - she can provide advice, ideas and give you the service that Home Made Bakery is renowned for. Home Made Bakery 111 High Rd, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LH Tel: 0115 943 0503
Ever seen a piece of jewellry in a magazine and thought you couldn’t afford to have it? Well now you can! The experts at Amelie are on hand to advise, create and make your dreams come true with any bespoke pieces to match any outfit or suite any taste. This is the perfect way to finish your special outfit. Amelie fashion jewellery is a family run business with a wide selection of exquisite but affordable jewellery designed to cater for all customer’s tastes. From contemporary or traditional you’ll definitely find something you like amongst the sparkle and glitz of their new range. There is new stock arriving regularly to the shop, including contemporary sterling silver, glazed glass, crystal, cubic zirconia, freshwater pearls and natural semi precious stones together with a variety of embellished, trendy and stunning handcrafted sequined handbags. All the staff are friendly and provide an exceptional service within their bright, airy and stylish environment set within a thousand square foot interior. There is also a creative section where you can make your own jewellery from a selection of beautiful beads – It’s fun and perfect for the more unique and personal presents or to get just the look you’re after. Amelie Fashion Jewellery and Accessories 19 Villa Street, Beeston Tel: 0115 9677630
The latest pattern from Denby is Halo, a tableware collection in the unique Denby style. Halo features a blend of hand applied glazes so no two pieces are exactly the same. The range, all made in Derbyshire, is on sale at Denby Visitor Centre Home Store and Factory Shop. The Home Store also has Monsoon Dinnerware by Denby alongside many other patterns plus Denby cutlery, glass and cookware. The store runs a Wedding Gift List Service which can be opened in store, or by post. When the list is closed the Bride and Groom receive 10% of the value back in Gift Vouchers. Denby Visitor Centre is open daily throughout the year with regular events. Denby Wedding Fayre is on Monday 2nd May, and TV Chef James Martin will be at Denby for two special Cookery Demonstrations on Sunday 3rd April (Mothers Day), followed by book signing in the Home Store. To book for this event or for further details on their Wedding List Service please call 01773 740 799. Alternatively see Events and Offers at www.denbyvisitorcentre.co.uk
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Join the retail revolution! Selling and buying nearly new clothes and accessories through a fashion agency is not a new concept - the first agency was opened in London over seventy years ago. Since opening their doors in 1993 Renaissance’s reputation has soared. Their ever-changing and affordable fashions offer you a chance to purchase a fantastic outfit at a fraction of the original price, with many items never worn and labels still intact you’ll definitely want to visit time and time again. Check out their web site for details and a sneaky peek at some of the latest fashions in store. The imaginatively designed surroundings at Renaissance create a relaxed and informal atmosphere in which fashions, whether classic or catwalk are presented using colour coordination and extensive displays. So why not visit Renaissance for that special day and impress with a designer outfit at an affordable price! Renaissance 31 Wollaton Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2NG Telephone: 0115 922 0653 www.renaissancefashionagency.co.uk
Leading local Psychotherapist, Martin Smith PhD runs a well established private practice in Long Eaton and specialises in helping people overcome issues around stress and anxiety, which can so often blight their lives. Martin firmly believes that such conditions do not have to rule and ruin lives with effective therapy, individuals can take back control of their lives and move on. At this time of year as spring approaches it is an ideal time to take action, the problem is that many people take action alone and try to solve their problems without vital support. With the right support, individual efforts, which are so often well meaning can be greatly enhanced to the point where life changes can be made, and the blight of anxiety, stress, depression and other related issues can be lifted. Trying to deal with issues like, anxiety, stress, depression and phobias on your own is difficult and when things do not work the issue just gets worse for the person. Martin comments “Coming to see me people often say it has been so much easier and it is worth while seeking outside professional help” If you feel ready to take action now and take control call Martin on 07973 410 010 or email email@example.com to arrange an appointment, he is available at times to suit, especially weekends and evenings.
“Lose weight” - a wedding promise we all make. Now iLipo can help give you the boost you need to make your promise come true. By having this treatment you will lose centimetres, post treatment exercise is needed to encourage the loss to stay lost! You must follow a healthy balanced diet to maintain the loss during and after the treatment. “We can do a taster session for £35 so you can see the centimetre loss in just one treatment or the best offer yet, a course of eight sessions is £300, normally priced at £600 this offer is only available the next three months”. They do book up quickly so contact them for a free consultation early to avoid disappointment. Call 0115 8776945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.windowtothewomb.co.uk
Now stocking Nougat products, Zest are delighted to be able to provide this new range of products which are manufactured in England using traditional manufacturing techniques to maintain the high quality that Nougat are renowned for. The range has been designed to offer the complete solution to create an indulgent and calming spa experience at home leaving you feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated. A nice treat for your next holiday or trip away would be the new travel essential ‘Come Away With Me’. Available in Tuberose & Jasmine, Fig & Pink Cedar and Nougat’s fabulous new fragrance Cherry Blossom. The Moisturising Soap is vegetable based with Vitamin E and Shea Butter to gently cleanse and moisturise the skin and along with their Moisturising Shower Gel and Conditioning Body Souffle contain Mallow Extract, Vitamin E and Wheatgerm and will leave your skin velvety soft. So for a real treat for either you or someone you know come along to Zest and see the new range for yourself - why not take advantage of Zest’s introductory special offer on the Nougat range? Buy one and get your second product at half price! Zest Health & Beauty Tel: 0115 972 1100 50 Tamworth Road, Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 3LW breezemagazine 20
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Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People has joined with Gable Events to launch the third Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge. The 2011 Challenge takes place as part of the annual Riverside Festival on Sunday 7th August on the River Trent at the Victoria Embankment and is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated team events in the region.
Dragon boat racing has an ancient Chinese history and the Festival is a re-enactment of a tragic event that took place more than 2,000 years ago in the kingdom of Chu. Legend has it that falsely accused of treason and exiled by jealous rivals in the government, despairing warrior poet, Qu Yuan, threw himself into the Mi Lo River. Local fishermen rowed out to save the drowning poet and tried to rescue him from vicious fish by beating the water with their paddles. But their attempts failed and every year in Hong Kong a Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat) Festival is held as a mark of respect for the fishermen’s frantic efforts and to commemorate the tragic death of Qu Yuan. The dragon boat’s fierce looking dragon’s heads were added later to ward off evil spirits and in Hong Kong special dumplings are eaten to represent the dumplings that were thrown in to the river to stop the fish eating the mighty Qu’s body. According to the Chinese calendar, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit which bodes well for participants in the Dragon Boat Challenge as it is considered the luckiest sign in the calendar. It also symbolises great ambition, talent and diplomacy, so the winning teams should be gracious in their victories! No previous experience is required to take part in the dragon boat racing, just plenty of team spirit so why not take up the challenge? Thankfully, you don’t need the physical strength of a Steve Redgrave or the athleticism of a Jessica Ennis to be successful as teamwork, timing (and of course a little bit of luck!) win the day. The dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment are provided and each crew of up to 11 people is guaranteed a minimum of three races. The Festival offers a full day of fun on land as well as water with plenty of activities on the bankside to entertain teams and spectators between races. The Challenge’s official charity, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, is the only children’s hospice in the East Midlands and cares for over 220 local children and their families every year. An incredible team helps to control symptoms, improve quality of life and provide end of life care. To provide such a high level of expertise and professional care costs £3.8 million a year of which less than 15 percent comes from the government. Katie Baxter, Events Manager at the hospice comments:“The Dragon Boat
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Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for Rainbows as it gives us a chance to raise essential funds with the help of the local community. Thanks to everyone involved, we are able to continue to be there.”The top fundraisers for Rainbows will win the charity trophy plus a special meal kindly donated by Opium Bar & Restaurant in Nottingham city centre. Carol Lester, Director of Challenge organisers, Gable Events, adds; “The Challenge is a great chance for companies and organisations to try something completely different, promote themselves to a large local audience, network with local companies and potential clients and raise money for Rainbows. It is also a fantastic team building opportunity - what better way to get to know what makes your colleagues and competitors tick? We expect the Challenge to be even more popular than last year so we recommend teams get their entries in early to guarantee a place”. For further information and an entry form please visit www.dragonboatfestivals.co.uk/nottingham or call Gable Events on 01780 470 718.
what’s on City Arts Nottingham is bringing a fabulous treat to Nottingham this month. Imagination our Nation, an ambitious nationwide project for young people and their communities, will play a major part in the Light Night Festival, as this event sees the first gathering – and illuminating - of a national family of five giant puppets, known as The ‘Eternals’. Happening on 18th February, the free spectacle will take place at the City’s Brewhouse Yard Museum Gardens, Castle Boulevard, and begin at 6pm. New for Light Night, The Eternals are brought to Nottingham by international outdoor performance company Kinetika and its partners. These include City Arts Nottingham with support from Nottingham City Council. The Eternals’ visit to Light Night marks an important milestone for Kinetika’s unique, cutting-edge project Imagination Our Nation. ION brings together artists, young people and communities across Great Britain, using music, dance and outdoor performance to celebrate culture in our communities. Taking its inspiration from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Imagination Our Nation aims to involve young people in shaping their future becoming champions, achieving their personal best and fulfilling their potential, whatever that may be, as citizens of tomorrow. Representing one of 5 hubs (or areas of activity)of the innovative 5-year project, City Arts Nottingham is taking a leading role in this national conversation. Imagination Our Nation culminates over the period of the 2012 Games, with huge and fantastic celebratory events involving its thousands of participants from Nottingham and across the UK. Says Ali Pretty, who devised Imagination Our Nation for Kinetika;“We are thrilled that Light Night will see this fabulous group of characters being illuminated for the first time. Since our project began in 2008, a number of characters have arrived into communities across Great Britain. Processional structures and magical puppets have brought story, dance, music and wonder to thousands of people in hundreds of events, big and small. “Many people will remember the arrival in Nottingham’s Market Square of Star Child, who has since visited a number of schools, parks and events in the City. We’ve discovered that everyone, especially children, are completely mesmerised by Star Child. No matter where she goes she receives a wonderful welcome. And now we have the ‘elders’, the Eternals, here at the Brewhouse Yard, to begin their part in the story.” And Alison Denholm of City Arts adds,“As a core partner of the ION project, we are delighted to be hosting the first gathering of the Eternals, each of whom will bring at least one smaller Champion puppet with them.Through our community and schools programmes, we have created giant chimes, canopies of leaves and the beautiful Nottingham Goddess. These will all be there to welcome the Eternals. We hope as many people as possible will be able to see this fabulous event on 18th Feb as part of the Light Night Festival.”
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Courtesy of The Vegetarian Society we’ve a couple of delights to get your taste buds going Nuts this month... Copyright © The Vegetarian Society 2010
Buon Natale Pumpkin Ravioli Mantua region, Northern Italy The secret of good Italian food lies in the way it carefully combines flavours whilst maintaining the integrity of simple ingredients and this fragrant Pumpkin Ravioli is no exception to that rule. The dish is traditionally eaten in Northern Italy as part of the Christmas Eve Banquet, after which the children put out their shoes in anticipation of a visit from La Befana – a female Santa who fills footwear with small toys and treats, but only if they’ve been good! Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pasta: 400g flour or, alternatively, a pasta making flour 4 free range eggs 1 tsp salt 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Smoked Garlic & Artichoke and Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto with Lemon Asparagus in a Balsamic Dressing Serves 4 Ingredients 2 small-medium butternut squashes 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 sundried tomatoes, finely chopped Half tsp smoked paprika 600ml light vegetable stock 125g Arborio rice 75ml dry white wine 4 cloves smoked garlic, roughly chopped Half lemon, zest only 4 artichoke hearts in brine (rinsed) cut into quarters 3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped 3 tbsp basil, cut into fine strips
Filling Ingredients: 2 kg pumpkin, cut into quarters 15ml olive oil 1 large red onion, peeled and finely chopped 225g mostarda di frutta (alternatively you can use a mixed fruit chutney and add ? tsp black pepper) 1 tsp salt Half tsp ground nutmeg Half tsp ground cinnamon Half tsp ground ginger 125g vegetarian parmesan-style cheese grated To Serve: 30g butter 30g fresh parley chopped 150g vegetarian parmesan-style cheese
Method 1. Preheat oven to 180C/ 350F/Gas 4. Heat stock in a saucepan until boiling, then reduce heat and keep on a low simmer. 2. Cut the squashes in half, remove seeds and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in the oven for approximately 30 minutes. 3. Combine shallots, tomatoes, paprika and 30ml of the stock in a small saucepan and cook gently until soft and all the liquid has been absorbed, then transfer mixture to a large frying pan and stir in the rice. 4. Pour in the wine and stir until it has been absorbed, then add the smoked garlic. 5. Start to add the stock using a large ladle. Cook gently, stirring regularly and making sure all the liquid has been absorbed before adding the next ladle full. This should take 25 – 30 minutes. 6. Once the rice is tender add the last ladle of stock as well as the lemon zest, artichokes and herbs. Season to taste. 7. Place each squash half on a serving plate and fill with a portion of risotto. Serve with the steamed asparagus and dressing.
Method 1. Combine the pasta ingredients, lightly knead and leave in a cling filmed bowl to refrigerate for 1 hour. 2. Heat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6 and bake pumpkin until soft, approximately 30 minutes. 3. Remove the seeds and scoop out the baked pulp, finely chop and place into a bowl. 4. Heat the olive oil and sauté the onions. 5.Reduce heat and add the mostarda di frutta, salt, and ground spices, mix well. 6. Combine the parmesan cheese, pumpkin and onion/spice mixture into a bowl and set aside.
7. Using a pasta machine or fat rolling pin, roll out the pasta dough 15cm by 50cm and 2mm thickness. Layer the pasta sheets between tea towels to prevent them from drying. 8. Place a heaped teaspoon of the mixture into 2 rows at approximately 10cm distance apart. 9. Lightly spray the pasta with water and sandwich this with a top layer thus creating a sandwich effect. 10. Using a ravioli cutter, cut into 5 cm squares and place into boiling water as quickly as possible. 11. To serve, drain the pasta and return into the pan along with the butter, and parsley. Lightly mix and serve with the parmesan cheese.
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Entries open for East Midlands’ biggest bike rideEntries are now live for the 2011 Great Notts Bike Ride following the launch of a brand new website. Riders can now log on to to enter and to get all the latest information about this year’s event.Taking place on Sunday 19 June this year, the Great Notts Bike Ride not only marks Fathers Day and the start of National Bike Week, but it also represents the event’s 30th birthday! Find out how you can get involved....
Hugh McClintock, former Chairman of Nottingham Cycling Campaign Group Pedals, the organisation that founded the ride back in 1982 commented:“The Great Notts Bike Ride is a truly fantastic event which has grown tremendously over the years. It targets such a wide audience, being an ideal event for the whole family to enjoy, whilst still catering for the more serious cyclist, representing the diverse range of cyclists across the City and County. “Local people should be proud to be a part of this event, and I’d like to see a record number of people turn out to ride this year to help us celebrate its 30th anniversary” Starting and finishing at the National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, this year the Great Notts Bike Ride will feature a 5k family lap challenge for all the family to take part on a safe, road-free circuit; an 18 mile Community Ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in Nottinghamshire; the event’s signature 50 mile Challenge Ride; and a Sportive route of around 75 miles for the more serious rider. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, event organisers, Perfect Motion, are offering an Early Bird Discount for entry into this year’s event. Anyone who enters before the end of February will be entitled to discounted rates of £21 for the 75 mile sportive, £16 for the 50 mile challenge ride, £13 for the 18 mile community ride and £18 per family (2 adults and 2 children) wishing to take part in the family lap challenge. To enter, or for more information on this year’s rides, go to www.greatnottsbikeride.com
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Beeston AFC, established in 1955 are on the look out for a new manager. We kick off there search with some information about the club...
Facilities and Training The first team play at the Hetley Pearson Recreation ground in Beeston, a fantastic facility which was opened in time for the 2009/10 season, this coincided with their move to the NSL. The reserve team play their football at Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre which is approximately one mile from the Hetley Pearson Ground. Training is held on a Wednesday night at the University of Nottingham Beeston Campus, on their 3G pitch between 7pm and 8pm.
First Team Manager Required Due to an increase in the work commitments of our current first team manager Tim Robinson, the Club are searching for a new manager to take over the running of the side.
If you are interested in the vacancy or finding out more about the Clubs aims and objectives, please contact either Club Chairman Richard Oakes on 07855 800227 or Club Secretary Paul Wolsey 07895 589118.
About the Club The Club was formed in 1955 starting life as City Estates, playing at The Poplars sports ground in Lenton. For the start of the 1976/77 season the Club moved to Central Avenue in Beeston and were renamed â€˜Beeston Amateur Football Clubâ€™. Spells in the Nottinghamshire Combination League; Nottingham and District Spartan League; Notts Amateur Alliance and The Midlands Regional Alliance followed before moving to The Nottinghamshire Senior League for the 2009/10 Season. Beeston AFC reformed its reserve team for the start of the 2006/07 season and entered the team into The Midland Amateur Alliance. During the last four years the team has progressed from MAA Division Two into the Premier Division, winning the Division Two title and Minor Cup along the way. Beeston AFC Veterans are now into their third season and play regular friendly matches throughout the season Support Structure The Club has a committee of eight people, who meet on a monthly basis to discuss current issues and our aims and objectives.
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The Moonlight Walk is back for a second year after raising £35,000 for Treetops Hospice last year. Are you up for joining in the challenge this year?
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The ladies-only event on Friday, 10 June 2011 is a 7 mile circular walk around Derby city centre, starting and ending at Derby Rugby Club. The route takes walkers through the city centre and into the suburbs of Allestree and Darley Abbey. The event which raises money for adults in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with life-limiting illnesses was launched last year. More than 400 ladies walked the first event raising around £35,000, with our biggest fundraiser collecting £730. Julie Taylor, a district nurse from Chellaston, raised more than £300 last year and walked in memory of her father John Taylor who died in October 2009. Julie said: “My father had help from the Hospice at Home team which was much needed as mum and I were very tired. It meant my mum could have a good rest while my Dad was being looked after.” Jill Day,61,from Belper also did the Moonlight Walk last year and raised £425. It was her way of saying thank you to Treetops Hospice for supporting her family during her father's illness. Jill said: “My mum and I received such fantastic support from Treetops which meant my mum could sleep. I found out about the Moonlight Walk when I was sorting out my mother's house after she died. She'd been sent a letter because of her connection to the hospice and I noticed the date of the walk was also my birthday. I felt like it was meant to be and so I signed up, I'll be sure to sign up again this year.” George Cameron, chief executive of Treetops Hospice, said:“It costs us £1.6 million to provide our services every year and most of this has to come from fundraising and charitable giving. The £35,000 raised from last year's Moonlight Walk will help us support so many people with palliative care needs and we are so grateful to those who sign up for this year's fantastic event.” You can register online: www.moonlightwalkers.co.uk or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 0115 949 1264
About Treetops Hospice Established in 1992, Treetops Hospice, in Risley, Derbyshire, provides respite care for adults with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis.They also provide help and support to their carers and their families. The catchment area serves over 1 million people, covering Southern Derbyshire, Derby city, South West Nottinghamshire and Nottingham city. More than half of the funding for the services has to be raised by charitable giving. For more information about Treetops Hospice, please visit the website: www.treetopshospice.org.uk
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ARIES [March 21st –April 20th] With lots of energy around and feeling more yourself your determined the month is going to be good.By planning ahead you succeed in bringing together some satisfactory results.Sorting out unwanted items in the home takes time but you feel better for doing so. Catching up with family and close friends seems long overdue. TAURUS [April 21st- May 20th] Meetings of a personal nature may move slower than anticipated but in the end gains are made which are not unsatisfactory.With so much to occupy your mind at present any forms of a short break may be put on hold.Discovering who your friends are at present could well become an eye opener.Mislaying of keys likely but found in time. GEMINI [May 21st-June 21st] Speaking your mind becomes important when you know others are in the wrong.Celebrations get under way last minute with a sigh of relief from an elderly member of the family. Keeping your hands out of your pockets you allow a younger member of the family to cope accordingly.You enjoy being taken out when least expected.
CANCER [June 22nd-July 23rd] After a slow start to the month things soon warm up.Getting to grips with ideas for the home takes time with eventually both parties agreeing. Being a good listener helps out when someone is hurting.You pull back from those who drain and take from you.Spending time with friends and going to places old and new brings untold pleasure LEO [July 24th-August 23rd] Although nothing seems to go to plan beginning of February you carry on through the minor obstacles until all is clear.Good news arrives which compliments your hard work and leaving nothing to chance secure what you feel is worthwhile.Ready for a break of some kind you retreat to a place familiar where there is peace and tranquillity VIRGO [August 24th-Sept 23rd] With new beginnings on the horizon a new you emerges.Letting go of the past will be easier than you thought. Taking time for yourself and those close to you is enjoyed and well worth your while.Places to visit with those you love and helping out if and when keep you on your toes.With new ideas in mind you look forward to the year.
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LIBRA [Sep 24th-Oct 22nd] February may not start off the way you would have liked with delays of kind.However everything goes your way once you have stood your ground making things clear to another.Any tension between partners disappears with plans made for a romantic time ahead. Commitments are met with a view of making some changes. SCORPIO [Oct 23rd-Nov 22nd] Closing the doors to one chapter in your life and embracing the new one with enthusiasm gives you that lift of energy and determination to succeed where you feel you have failed recently.More travelling is highlighted around the 5th to 14th when time spent with friends becomes rather special.Ideas for financial gain end of month. SAGITTARIUS [Nov 23rd-Dec 22nd] Any disagreements with loved ones are put on hold until a suitable time for discussions.Taking the bull by the horns you make one decision pleasing those you love as well as family members.With lots to do away from home a more reliable timetable is kept at hand.Making changes in the home brings out the paintbrushes. CAPRICORN [Dec 23rd-Jan 20th] It seems all your hard work of late is about to pay off long term.You change what needs to be changed in
your life and leave the rest to sort itself out.On the ready your prepared to swap and help out when needed. Any minor hiccups regarding your home is sorted leaving more than two happy and content all has been dealt with correctly. AQUARIUS [Jan 21st-Feb 19th] Organisation becomes the key to success.You put a plan of action into practice and by taking control of any unfinished business achieve your goal,making sure there is no repeat performance.Younger members of the family seek attention for all the right reasons.Pulling back from others demands,brings peace and calm into your life. PISCES [Feb 20th-March 20th] Any tension in the home environment soon fades with one personâ€™s sense of humour.Love and romance take over for a day or so then after that its all systems go.Disappointed with the lack of support from someone,you change your mind about them,but carry on the way you always have been.Being wined and dined pleases.
Each month we feature whats on in YOUR area and bring you up to date with the latest achievements and events of local people and groups. Why not send us your information - if you are a non-profit making organisation and you or your group have achieved something you’d like to share with our thousands of readers in our area or you’d like to let readers know about an event your group is holding, then send your information to: NOTICEBOARD, Breeze Magazine, Please include any photographs New Year, New Start, New Challenge? – 156C High Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2LN Deadline for March 2011 Issue is Nottinghamshire Hospice launches an appeal for the or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 28th February 2011 people of Nottingham to get fit and support their local Hospice!! Why not get in shape and work off some of the Christmas excess while raising money for a local Queen’s charity. Nottinghamshire Hospice is launching an appeal for runners to join their Running Team and Medical has free places available in some of next year’s top running events. Centre “Whether you’re an experienced runner or a complete novice, it doesn’t matter! We have free places in the Adidas League of Silverstone Half Marathon, the Reading Half Marathon, the Bupa London 10,000 and the Robin Hood Full or Half Friends are Marathon. Nottinghamshire Hospice can provide you with training tips, a Nottinghamshire Hospice running t-shirt holding a Coffee or vest, and details on how to get started with your fundraising”. morning, on Saturday Chris White is running the Virgin London Marathon for us in 2011, and tells us about why he is supporting 12th March 2011, 10am-12. Nottinghamshire Hospice; “This is a charity very close to my heart; since January 2008 they have been offering There will be a cake stall, palliative care 2 days a week for my mum who suffers with M.S. During this time she has also had to battle against bric-a-brac and several craft stalls. cancer and undergo major surgery to her shoulder joint which had been damaged by the cancer and subsequent It will be held in the St Leonards treatments. During this, the very hardest of times for both my mum and family, the one constant has been the care Community Hall at Wollaton. and total support we as a family have received from the amazing staff at Nottingham Hospice, which I know has been a great comfort to us all whilst allowing my dad the respite from caring which he needs.” Hospice staff members are also leading by example, Claire Hamer, Fundraising and Marketing Assistant for the Hospice, is doing the Reading Half Marathon in March.“Exercise and I have never been close friends,”says Claire,“I’m a complete novice so this is going to be a huge challenge for me!” Attenborough Village Bowls The operating costs of the Hospice currently stand at £2.5 million a year of which around 30% comes from N.H.S Club welcomes new members Nottingham and the remaining £1.8 million must be raised through donations, hospice events and sponsored (any age) for the coming season events such as those listed above. which starts after Easter. So why not join the Nottinghamshire Hospice Running Team?! Join other Nottinghamshire Hospice They are a friendly club with a Team members on the day or get your friends and family involved too! (Places are available subject to a strong social side, so why not go commitment to raise a minimum amount in sponsorship). Contact the Fundraising Team on 0115 910 down and give it a try? 1008 or by email email@example.com for more details. The first month is free. For Further details ar ye is th d se ring the Secretary ist Carol Choir rai for the publiciod th Me n to es ze Be Dear Bree Mrs DM Mellers thank you again w much money to ho d an ow ty kn u cie yo So t sed “I’m writing to let odist Benevolen rai s th on 0115 972 4123 wa Me ad .25 61 Ro £7 ell Chilw ilwell, the sum of ccess. Fancy for the Beeston Beeston and Ch e choir singing to the choir’s su of th ts ed ard ee ut he str rib o e nt th wh co taking part sang on everyone ty which hts that the choir big ‘thank you’ to in Volleyball Over the three nig use collection. Could you say a ho oand through house-t rously.” Basketball for and gave so gene The Long Eaton and District Horticultural Society are Fun? holding their Open Spring Flower Show on Saturday, March “We are a group 26th, at the United Reforrmed Church, The Green, Long Eaton of people ranging in age Open 10.00am-4.00pm.There will be Plant Sales, Raffle, tombola, from 17 to nearly 60, Refreshments. Contact Joan 0115 9735318 for more details both male and female, A who meet from 7.30pm Valentines to 9.00pm on a Thursday Breakfast will evening at Fernwood be held at Secondary School Wollaton, to play Toton Special Care Baby Knitting Circle invite you Bramwell, volleyball and basketball, purely for fun”. and your firends to the 28th Birthday ‘Open House’ at “We do not take ourselves very seriously and Bramwell Drive, 15 Stapleford Lane, Toton on Monday 21st March 2011. From we are all abilities. It is just a good way to use Bramcote on 13th 10am to 4pm up some energy –there are very few opportuniFebruary, starting ties to play these sports at such a low-key, There will be an exhibition of garmetns made especially for the at 10am finishing friendly level. Some of us have been coming Queens Medical Centre Premature Baby Wards. at 12 noon. over twenty years but it would be great to see There will also be bring and buy stalls for books, cakes, groceries Addmission is free. some new faces. We have several family groups and bric- a-brac, also a selecton of greetings cards will be on sale. Stalls include: that come. Admission is free but donations would be welcome in the jars on Breakfast cobs, Raffle, If you are interested why not give it a go? the tables. Cake stall, Tombola, Call Lou on 0115 877 1406 if you have any If you can help on a stall at any time during the day please Refreshments questions.” contact Eileen on 0115 9732861 so that a rota can be arranged.
The Nottingham Textile art group present a group of skilled, professional textile artists, with many years of experience between them, each specialising in different areas of their craft while working in the fascinating world of textile decoration. The exhibition will offer many varied styles of work in this exciting collection. Printing, dyeing, silk painting, machine embroidery, layering, quilting, appliqué and embellishment using a variety of techniques have all been used to achieve the wonderful artwork on display. “This current exhibition is a celebration of our diverse group who have come together to combine and share a passion for textiles”It is hoped that the exhibition will inspire interested people to join the group and widen the range of skills we are able to offer. Come and see an exciting textile and art display on view at Stapleford Library, Church Street, Stapleford from Tues 29th Feb to Sat 26th March. For more details please contact Zoe on 07792 544 458 Breaston WI (Womens Institute) are holding a coffee morning and all are welcome. Enjoy a hot or cold drink and home baking on Saturday February 26th from 10am until 12. Held at St. Michael’s School Rooms, next door to St. Michael’s Church in Breaston
Spring Fashion Show Back by Popular Demand! on Wednesday 2nd March 7.15pm for 7.30m Harrow Road Community Centre, Harrow Road (behind the shops at Crown Island) Wollaton. The ladies of Wollaton Park Inner Wheel know a bargain when they see one and want to share it with you too. They are holding another fashion show selling famous brand named goods. All clothes have recently been manufactured and are part of stock clearances which are being sold at a fraction of the cost. The cost is £5 which includes wine, soft drinks and nibbles. All Inner Wheel proceeds will go towards CLIC Sargent/Billy's House, QMC. Do go! Take a friend! You will be impressed!
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Representatives from Broxtowe Friends groups from the Friends of Greenwood Community Forum planted a new woodland copse at Brierley Forest Park, Huthwaite in January to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The tree planting event was held thanks to a grant from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme. Representatives from the Friends of Brinsley Headstocks and Colliers Wood in Eastwood joined other groups in the Greenwood area to plant fifteen trees in the newly created “Greenwood Grove” at Brierley Forest, the venue for the very first Friends of Greenwood meeting in 2000. The Forum, co-ordinated by the Greenwood Community Forest Team, is made up of members representing thirty five Friends groups who act as the eyes and ears on green spaces and parks within the Greenwood Community Forest. The Forum began with ten groups and has built up over the years.They meet near a different green space four times a year to share experience and knowledge. Colin Barson, Chair of the Friends of Greenwood Community Forum since 2004, and Friends of Brinsley Headstocks, said:“Brierley Forest Park was the venue for our very first meeting and also a flagship park within the Greenwood Community Forest. When the Forum started we had a handful of dedicated volunteers and as new groups have formed, we have swelled our ranks.” Coun Richard Butler, Nottinghamshire County Council’s cabinet member for environment and sustainability, said he was delighted to help such a proactive and successful group. He added:“Nottinghamshire is well known for its green spaces and woodland and groups like The Friends of Greenwood help us to maintain that mantle. “May I also thank the many volunteers who turn out on a regular basis to look after our green spaces and parks and keep them in such wonderful conditions.”
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An evening of music and dancing is being held in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust on Friday 18th February when local band ‘HottBoxx’ will be playing at Beeston Youth and Community Centre. HottBoxx is a rocking five piece band which has been delighting audiences up and down the country with its special blend of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, zydeco, gospel and country.Two members of the band live in Chilwell, and have two grandsons who suffer from cystic fibrosis. CF is the most common life-threatening inherited disease and currently has no cure; the expected life span of a CF patient is about 35 years. It is a disease in which the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, become clogged with thick sticky mucous resulting in infections and inflammation.The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only national charity solely dedicated to funding all aspects of CF including research into new treatments and the search for a cure. The Community Centre is in West End, Beeston. The bar will be open from 7pm and the band will be on stage at about 8pm. Tickets are £6. For further information phone (0115) 925 2460.
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