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The one word for April must be WOW...the weather has been gorgeous, I just hope we haven’t had the peak of the sunshine too early.

9 - Advice 11 - Health & Beauty

As I write this I am looking across the fields behind our office a-wash with lushious greens, yellows and pinks, I often forget what a beautiful area we live in as I get on with my everyday life.

25 - Nature

Spalding really comes alive during May with all the flowers lining the banks, the Flower Parade and it really is a month of celebration for us. We now have The Food Festival to look forward to in July and August, so no longer do we have to wait six months for the Pumpkin Festival.

18 - Food & Drink

I have been out enjoying walks with my dog along the river banks, breakfast al fresco at Ayscoughfee Gardens as well as plenty of barbecues. If you are looking for inspiration for days make sure you turn to page 32 or click onto

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Want To Grow Your Own? Weston Parish Council has many acres of allotment land, only one of which is currently being cultivated as allotments. That means that there’s plenty available to the residents of Weston and Weston Hills. As existing allotment holders, we are looking for more people to come and join in the fun and help to develop these allotments into a community of like-minded people. It only costs £25 a year rent, if you are interested please contact Gill Jellyman on 01406 371135 for more information.

Farewell to the Sisters

The phrase, “the end of an era”, is often used rather lightly, BUT, for the Catholic Community of South Holland, Wednesday 16th February truly was the end of an era, for, on that day, they bade farewell to their much loved Parish Sisters: Sister Veronica and Sister Theresa~Anne.

The Sisters, who are both members of the Order of the Sisters of Providence and the Immaculate Conception, were leaving the Parish of Holy Trinity, Holbeach, where they had lived in the Parish House for the past sixteen years, ministering to the needs of the Catholic population of the Parish which comprises three small towns and over thirty villages. Local M.P., John Hayes, on hearing of their departure, said, “The Sisters have been an

inspiration to me since I first met them as a new M.P. fourteen years ago. I will miss them, as will all of us whom they inspired, encouraged and enlightened.”

The farewell celebration for the Sisters in February began with a Mass of Thanksgiving said at Holy Trinity Church, Holbeach, adjacent to the Parish House which had been the Sisters’ home for sixteen years. The reception afterwards was held at the Women’s Institute Hall on Park Road. The evening concluded with a toast to the Sisters proposed by Father Jim Burke, some memories of their early days in Holbeach from Father Martin Gosling and presentations to the Sisters, including a lap-top from the Lourdes Group at Holbeach and a cheque for £3,000 from the Catholic Community of South Holland.

Olympic Inspiration Comes to South Holland The final countdown to the Olympic Games has started and London 2012 has officially come to South Holland. A new scheme bringing classes and courses to centres throughout the area has been awarded the accolade of a place in the London 2012 Inspire programme. The project, which aims to bring activity sessions of many kinds to more than a dozen local centres, is organised by the Lincolnshire Active Community Network working with South Holland District Council, the venues which will host the sessions – from fitness to flower arranging, computers to needlecraft - will be the 14 community rooms in the area’s sheltered housing schemes. On March 15th, when the 500-day countdown to the London Olympics began, the project was officially signed and awarded the Inspire Mark and given the right to use the 2012 logo. “For an organisation to be recognised in this way it has to prove that the project was genuinely inspired by the 2012 Games and that it is innovating and inspiring,” said Cllr Amanda Puttick, South Holland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Healthy Communities. “We are delighted that our project met these and other strict criteria and has been recognised in such an exciting and high profile way.”

70th Anniversary Of The Royal Observer Corps 2011 is the 70th anniversary of The Royal Observer Corps being granted the title ‘Royal’ and also the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Observer Corps Association who meet once a month in Spalding.

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SHDC Welcomes New Neighbours The range of services available in the South Holland District Council offices has grown again as another outside organisation has decided to make its base there. Earlier this year Spalding staff of HM Customs and Revenue moved into the Priory Road buildings. Now the South Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service is also making its home there. Two ground floor offices have been allocated to SLCVS – a large room for up to about eight people and a smaller, private room for

interviews with members of the public. SLCVS Chief Executive Officer Ladey Adey: “I am delighted that South Lincolnshire CVS will be moving into the Priory Road offices. This move will bring our services closer to the South Holland residents who are looking at volunteering to give

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  South Holland CAB is open at : 24 The Crescent, Spalding PE11 1AF Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am – 4pm;   Thursdays and Fridays 10am – 1pm Drop in for a short assessment interview during opening hours, prior to being offered an appointment. For advice by e-mail: Adviceline: 08444 111 444; Reception: 01775 717444   The bureau is also open at the following: Parish Offices, 11 West End, Holbeach:   Wednesdays (drop-in for 15 minute assessment interviews)   Fridays (appointments only):10am – 1pm Market House, Market St, Long Sutton:   Mondays (drop-in for 15 minute assessment interviews)   Thursdays (appointments only):10am – 1pm Free, confidential advice on a wide range of subjects

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Health & Beauty Crystal of the Month Amethyst Susan Yoxall of Fenchancements introduces us to a new crystal

A beautiful crystal of translucent purple, it’s easily identifiable and is often used as a precious gem in jewellery but this crystal does so much more for its’ owner than just look good. Amethyst is a strong and protective crystal, fending off negative energies allowing you to focus mentally to the task in hand alleviating that scatty feeling we all get from time to time, promoting a sense of calm. In days gone by it was used to prevent drunkenness, but now is advised to help with addictions

and overindulgences. On a spiritual level amethyst helps promote divine love and enhances meditation to a deeper level, as well as opening up to spiritual wisdom and psychic understanding. As a healing crystal its’ benefits include helping to cleanse the blood and to strengthen the immune system. It is also recommended for those who suffer from insomnia and headaches, and all of us who have stress; this is a must!

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Look after Yourself Over the Holiday Season If you are visiting a hot country where you will be sunbathing or spending time outside it is vital that you protect your skin from the sun. People with fair skin and freckles are at the highest risk of sunburn, and over exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun is one of the biggest causes of skin cancer. Always use suntan lotion; ideally the lowest you should ever use is SPF15. If you have fair or freckled skin, or have a lot of moles use a higher factor as you will be at an even greater risk of burning. For children do not cover them up in anything less than SPF 50. Remember that although a tan may look attractive now, it does age the skin so as you get older if you don’t adequately protect the skin you will wrinkle and your skin will appear more aged than it should. To help replenish the moisture back into your frazzled skin use after sun lotion - my top tip is to keep the bottle of lotion in the fridge so that it’s beautifully cool when you apply it to the skin. If you are a bit panicked that you aren’t looking

bronzed enough, rather than hitting the oil slap on some fake tan. For a gradual tan use one of the many gradual moisturing tanning lotions that are available to build on the colour, or for evenings before you don your flirty summer dress why not try an Instant Tan Make Up, guaranteed to give you an instant glow. Protect your hair from the damaging rays of the sun with a protective leave-in conditioner; the UV absorbents and amino acids in a leave in conditioner will help your hair retain its vital moisture and form an invisible barrier to help protect your tresses against dryness and split ends.

compressing your legs and improving blood flow to prevent the development of blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. Foreign countries come with foreign beasties, protect yourself against any unsightly mosquito bites with a Insect Repellant Body Spray, many can give you up to 10 hours protection against mosquitoes, midges and other biting insects; it may not smell pretty but at least you won’t be eaten alive!

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Do You Give Yourself Space & Time to Relax? How many times do you wish that you had time to visit a spa and have a nice relaxing massage? With Space and Time to Relax you can now have a nice relaxing massage in the luxury of your own home, no driving, just pick up the phone and book. If you do not have a quiet space to have a massage at home then why not pop into to see Viviene at 31 the crescent, Spalding on a Tuesday or on Fridays at the Ruby Hunt Centre, Donnington.

It is advisable to talk through a plan of treatments to ensure you receive the correct massage for your symptoms.

All treatments are Holistic, so body mind and spirit are taken into account. It is a proven fact that we are living longer, it is important to take into consideration your body and mind as a team. You need a good sensible eating programme with gentle exercise to help you stay healthier and live longer. Learning to relax is not as simple as people think. Having a programme of massage of your choice be it half an hour or an hour can help you with a feeling of well being and calm.

Are you fundraising for anything? Viviene is keen to work with local charities and has kindly offered to donate a gift voucher for you, for a treatment. If you would like a talk about the benefits of holistic therapies, please ring 01775 760174.

Different forms of massage may help with different problems that may be of concern to you. It can also be used to help promote health and vitality by stimulating the body to help heal itself by reducing stress, which is often a major cause of many ailments and illness. Viviene offers a wide range of treatments including Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Remedial Massage, Reflexology and Reiki.

Did you know that if you are having trouble sleeping, then having a regular treatment of your choice may help improve your sleep pattern? Massage can help with a wide range of illnesses and ailments.

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From 14th – 20th May, it’s Adult Learners’ Week. Founded and co-ordinated by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), Adult Learners’ Week is held to celebrate and inspire adult learning. It’s a festival of learning to raise awareness of how learning can change lives, whether you want to learn a new qualification to further your career or just have fun! Supported by thousands of organisations across the UK, the week continues to be the largest drive for learning of its kind – and impressively, it’s celebrated in over 55 countries throughout the world!

new ways, helps you switch off from the pressures of everyday life and provides an opportunity to meet new people. Learning new skills is a real confidence booster – and building on your qualifications can help develop your career, and increase your income.

What wil you learn?

If you’re looking for new challenges, having certain qualifications under your belt will widen the job market for you. We spend long enough at work, so why not do something you enjoy?

Throughout the week, organisations – both local and national – will have new courses and taster sessions on offer to tempt you into trying something new. So if you want to learn something different but don’t know where to get started, this is a fantastic opportunity to get you motivated. In Lincolnshire, events will take place in a variety of local venues: from libraries, museums and workplaces, to collages, art centres and other learning providers. For details of local events you can visit the official Adult Learners’ Week website Alternatively, visit Lincolnshire’s Lifelong Learning programme at uk/lifelonglearning. Here you will find lots of information about adult learning – including the financial support available for childcare and course resources. The Skills Funding Agency is packed with information ( uk) about how you can make an ‘informed learner choice’. If you’re an employer, there is help here on how to bring training into the workplace.

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There are so many reasons to learn – learning a new hobby or skill can stimulate your brain in

Courses and Ideas When it comes to learning, it’s about making it work for you – don’t sign yourself up to a full-time 12 month course if you can’t commit the time. There are so many options available that make education accessible - an evening or weekend class, learning online, a day’s release from work, or a part-time course.

There are many further education colleges in the area where you can look for ideas. Call for a prospectus to find out what’s on offer! Lynsey Buckingham from Peterborough Regional College took time out to talk to us about their adult programmes: “Peterborough Regional College have a huge variety of full and part-time courses all available to adult learners. We are currently offering FREE Adult Apprenticeships for a limited time; this is a great opportunity to start a new career or get a qualification in your current role for FREE.”

Ideas to get you motivated

We’ve put together some ideas to get you started: • Going on holiday abroad this summer? Impress your friends by learning the lingo! • Did you suffer with your tax return? Perhaps it’s time to avoid another headache and enrol in a basic accountancy course. • Introduction to Business Start-Up • Introduction to Microsoft Office • Terrified of the computer? Take a beginner’s course in IT! • Money Management • Basic Maths • Basic English • Basic DIY • Employability Training • Introduction to Brickwork • Introduction to Plumbing • Introduction to Acting •Learn to Dance • Introduction to Painting • Wine Tasting – do you need an excuse? • Cake Decoration • Introduction to Photography – take a good picture of the fens and you could end up on the cover of our magazine! • Aromatherapy • Nail Art • Introduction to Antiques • Introduction to Vegetable Growing

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Visit your local education centre and find out about the courses they offer – you can take GCSEs, A Levels, NVQs, BTECs. The options are endless!

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Have you considered an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are open to all age groups above the age of 16 – you can earn a wage while embarking on a structured learning programme. Spalding Horticultural Training Group (www. has been an approved City & Guilds Centre for over 20 years. Centre Manager, Lorna Howitt, says: “Working and earning a wage, at the same time as gaining a nationally recognised qualification, is a perfect option for many young people. Our programme of work-based learning and assessment has proved to be very successful over the years with some apprentices going on to higher education, before returning to the industry and working in senior management positions. Increasing the number of work based apprenticeship places is a key government aim and is seen as an important way forward to increase the country’s skills levels.” In addition to the Apprenticeship programme, SHTG offer the opportunity to access a wide range of training courses to individuals as well as businesses. More information about apprenticeships can be


found at So, go on – sign yourself up and learn something new! Learning is a chance to make a positive impact on your life – whether you’re doing it to further your career or just for the social life. It’s a chance to make time for yourself and have some fun.


Did You Know.... During Adult Learners Week 2010, an estimated 100,000 adults engaged in over 4,000 learning events? In a survey of participants, 57% of the people who took part in activities enrolled on, or applied for, a course as a result of getting involved.

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Clean the chicken livers and pat dry with kitchen roll Heat the butter in a saucepan, add the onion & garlic and cook for about 5mins until soft,add chicken livers Cook for a further 5 or 6 mins Cool then add double cream,tomato puree and brandy, season well. blend the mixture untill smooth, put in to a serving dish pour over melted butter and chill in fridge Garnish wth a little parsley and serve with toast or crusty bread

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Which Wine?

Food & Drink

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If you will be hosting a dinner party for friends or family this summer it is always a good idea to put some thought into correctly pairing your wine choice to the food you will be serving. Certain wines go better with certain foods. This is usually true when you dine at an upmarket restaurant, where the menus have wine recommendations next to the food selections.

containing pasta and red sauce, like Italian food. It also goes well with beef and chocolate. In addition, certain red wines, like Pinot Noir, go well with pork. There are many types of red wine, so you should do more research to determine if the food you plan to serve goes well with it.

For wine food pairing ideas, search the internet, visit your local wine merchant or contact one of those restaurants where they are more than willing to help you. For your dinner party to go smoothly, and for it to be as memorable as possible, select your wines and foods according to wine food pairing techniques and plan everything down to the smallest detail. This will surely have them all talking about your dinner party for a long time!

As for white wine food pairing, it’s excellent for poultry and Asian food. It also pairs great with seafood, such as mussels shellfish. You can also pair it with certain appetizers.

White Wines

pair great with some appetizers. This is simply a general list of wine food pairing options. If you are unsure about pairing, you always have the internet at your disposal or you can read a good wine guide. You can even ask a chef or call your favorite restaurant. Pairing your wine and food properly will certainly contribute to your dinner being a great success and your guess walking away satisfied.

Sparkling Wines A perfect choice for after dinner is a sparkling wine. It goes well with desserts and fruits. Like white wine, they also

Wine food pairing is important because some wines are sweet, others are bitter, and these flavours marry better with certain foods. Just about every wine goes great with cheese, that’s why you see that wine and cheese are sold in the same places. However, some don’t go very well with some foods. Wine tasting is often held locally at Charterhouse Wines based at Spalding Lifestyle Garden Centre which would help you to see which ones go best with certain foods.

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r e n r o C s ’ t Pe Help your pet beat the traveling bug this summer! There are times when we need to be able to take our pets with us, whether it’s to get to the vet, take a day trip or go on holiday. While the majority of pets will have no trouble traveling, you may find that your pet suffers from motion sickness or anxiety while in the car.

Motion sickness Just as with humans, motion sickness can occur in any animal traveling by modes of transport other than their four paws. It can turn what should be enjoyable journeys into traumatic ventures for both owner and pet if not treated with care.

Ear, what’s that? Travel sickness occurs when the balance centre in the inner ear sends messages to the brain conflicting with messages being sent by the sensory cortex, whose response is to then trigger vomiting and salivating.

“As many as one in six cats and dogs succumb to travel sickness of some kind caused by stress and discomfort of road trips!” Medicine Medications such as antihistamines and sedatives have previously been available, along with herbal remedies, which can be used to subdue the vomiting response. However a new product has recently been introduced to veterinarians which lacks the unwanted side affects of drowsiness brought on by sedation and allergy medications. The suitability of the medication for your pet would need to be discussed with your veterinarian since it is not an appropriate choice for dogs with cardiac or liver disease.

A little anxious? Anxiety plays a big factor in travel sickness, but anxiety alone can be a factor in cancelled trips if a pet is not gradually desensitised to the idea of traveling in a moving vehicle. Many ‘first’ journeys for pets are traumatic – a pup being separated from mother and siblings, a trip to the vet for a first set of needles – and it can be difficult to overcome the negative associations pets can have with getting into the car.


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It is important therefore, to take the time to provide positive car ride experiences for the pet, so they understand that getting the car can be a good thing.Try having them get into the car, and then just sitting in the car till they become calm and then letting them out to play a game of ball with them. From there, progress to starting the car with the pet inside but do not drive anywhere. Then travel short distances and gradually lengthen the journeys you take, driving slowly and sticking to relatively straight roads where possible. Make sure the journey ends somewhere positive – drive to the park or see some doggy friends.

Positive association For cats, even the sight and sound of the cat carrier appearing in the house will often send them into fight or flight mode. If your cat develops anxiety around the cat carrier then integrate the carrier as if it is part of the furniture. Leave it sitting out, with a comfy blanket inside to entice them to sleep inside it. Feed them their meals inside the carrier also, to encourage positive associations with the crate.

Food for thought When’s dinner? With any journey, it is best to leave a considerable time between feeding and getting in the car. It is best to feed a fat-free meal around three hours before you plan to begin your journey.

“Make sure the journey ends somewhere positive - drive to the park or see some doggy friends!”

Take five! During your drive, stop every 2 hours or so to give them a chance to relieve themselves and to stretch their legs. Remember to carry some bottled water and a bowl to offer them during these breaks.

Talk to the experts Visit yourRooke’s to discuss taking your pet on any lengthy trip. They will be able to offer additional advice and direct you to the best solutions for your pet if necessary.

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One Swallow can Make Your Summer by Jeremy Eyeons

At the end of lasts months article I mentioned about seeing your first swallow of the summer,well I saw my first one in early April. And what fine birds they are too; the sight of them flicking over the fields again, hawking insects and flying in and around houses and buildings is almost as welcome as summer itself. Barn swallows (hirundo rustica) are small birds with glossy blue backs, paler underparts and long distinctive tail streamers. The house martin, sand martin and swift are all very similar birds so it would be prudent to swot up on the differences. If you are really fortunate you may come across fellow-migrant,the (very rare) red-rumped swallow, which has a streaky underbelly and a pale rusty red/brown head colouring. ‘Our’ swallows spend their winter in (the much warmer) South Africa; returning to our shores during April and May via the western coast of Africa (although some birds have been known to take a more direct route over the Sahara), over Morocco, across eastern Spain, the Pyrenees and western France. They migrate during the day, often feeding during flight, covering sometimes 200 miles per day with a maximum speed of 30/35 mph!

They need rain for wet mud which they use to construct their nests. During a hot, dry summer there may be limited mud available and young birds can die from heat exhaustion and also hunger if there is a shortage of insects. On the positive side, however, swallows have few enemies. Few predators are quick or agile enough to catch a swallow during flight, although hobbies and sparrowhawks have been known to succeed. Swallows and their nests are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countyside Act 1981 which stipulates that it is an offence to intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird. It is also illegal to damage or destroy swallow eggs and their nests (whilst it is in use or being built). So enjoy these wonderful birds whilst they are with us, they really can add enjoyment to your summer!

Swallow populations usually fluctuate, being significantly affected by the weather.

If you spot a bird in your garden why   not take a picture and send in to us?     Email   to potentially see your picture in a   future issue

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Pledgers’ aim is to bring leading brands to the local high street at quality prices. Brands stocked include Sony, Samsung, LG, Hotpoint, Bosch, Siemens and Indesit. Delivery and installation is free within a 15mile radius (excluding Gas and Built-ins) and they remove all old appliances. This year with the digital changeover we have all the latest LCD,LED and 3D televisions, with up to date technology and all types of compatible recording. We also have an aerial fitting service. Looking for Toys Locally? You may not be aware but within Pledgers you will find a large toy department stocking Lego, Playmobil, Sylvanian Families, Hornby, Britains, games, dolls – and more! Pledgers even have a Christmas savings club, stock greeting cards, gift vouchers and have an in store photo booth. Make sure next time you are in Long Sutton you pop in to see what they have on offer.




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Storage Solutions

A place for everything, and everything in its place; how hard can it be?


ver the years we collect an unbelievable amount of clutter. Some things we hang on to for sentimental reasons, others we keep hold of – ‘just in case’, and sometimes it’s simply a matter of family growth. But how do we contain it all, especially now minimalist is the new trend? New houses never seem to offer enough storage space, whilst older properties offer space that is awkward and hard to utilise.

So, what can be done?

Start by looking around your home to consider the amount of storage space you realistically need. Identify your problem areas and be honest; would a clear-out help to free up storage space or is it definitely a matter of having to accommodate more? If it’s about accommodating more, look at updating single-functioning pieces of furniture with multi-functional ones to provide quick fix solutions. If updating furniture is not an option then simply decide what items need to be hidden away in order to generate more room. Identify any ‘dead’ space around your home – obvious places like walls and corners and not so obvious places like half-filled cupboards, single rail wardrobes, space under beds etc. Then search the internet or go down to your local DIY store to obtain some inspiration and possible solutions.

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on recycling then stay on top of it by having designated areas for each of the materials you recycle. Add shelves or wire baskets to store your fresh fruit and vegetables and if your kitchen can accommodate a kitchen trolley, opt for one that offers a butcher block and some storage facilities.


Consider installing a bath panel that pulls down as these are great for storing bathroom items like shower gel, soaps, shampoos etc. Purchase a hammock with suckers, or invest in some string bags with hooks – these are terrific for storing kids’ toys or individual bits and pieces. If space allows, opt for a mirrored cabinet – these come in various shapes and sizes and provide excellent storage areas. Add over the door coat hooks to house spare towels, laundry bags, or individual wash bags.


Hallways are notorious as dumping grounds. No matter how small your space you should find a way to accommodate visitors coats and shoes. Designs for coat and shoe racks can range from multi-functioning free standing ones, to slim line ones that attach to the wall – choose ones that work with your space as these need to aid the situation, not add to it. If you have no carpet on the stairs, consider getting the bottom steps made into pull out drawers and if you have available space underneath your stairs, consider converting it. Pull out storage works great if your hallway is wide enough, if not; add shelves or use it to store household items such as the vacuum cleaner and ironing board.

If you haven’t got floor to ceiling wardrobes, consider investing in some. Alternatively, think about internal fitments. Most wardrobes can accommodate two hanging rails. Install a pull-out trouser rail and you may even find you have enough space to install some shoe racks underneath. Purchase some hanging pockets that hook over the top of a door for housing shoes, scarves and belts and if you haven’t got a bed with drawers, make full use of the space underneath by investing in durable storage boxes or vacuum bags for seasonal storage solutions.


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Think about how you can utilise the space more effectively. Do you really need all those gadgets on show? Think about a drop down TV, or a pull out/drop-leaf table that will help to maximise minimal space. Stacking storage systems are available for internal cupboard areas that really help to maximise them to the full. Add more storage space by simply adding wire baskets to the inside of the doors. Keep utensil and cutlery drawers in order by investing in drawer dividers and organise the space under the sink by collating all cleaning materials together. If you are big

As the main room of the house, this can get a little messy if items do not have a defined space. kid’s toys can be stored in blanket boxes, wicker boxes and storage pouffes or hidden behind multi-functional screens. Large multi-storage units are available that will house all game consoles, gaming equipment, audio equipment, CDs and DVDs that you have. Whatever storage solutions you need, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. You may think space is an issue but there are lots of different storage ideas available and with a little imagination you will be surprised at what you can achieve.

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Family Life

Family Entertaining and Days Out Ideas

With the beautiful weather now here and the school holidays fast approaching here are some ideas of how to keep your family entertained during the summer months. If you are looking for ideas for the home or days out in the local area, we’ve got it covered! Don’t forget to look online at at the What’s On listings to keep up to date with what is happening around and about in Spalding. If you are holding an event you are able to promote them online for free by completing the relevent form on the site. We hope this feature with give you plenty of ideas and inspiration!

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Castles for all ages! We can accommodate both indoor and outdoor hires. Great value prices! Fun, friendly and reliable service. Price is fully inclusive and includes, delivery, set-up, safety advice and collection. Castles available for hire 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year. Ideal for Parties, BBQ’s, Weddings and all occasions. Service area includes Holbeach, Spalding and surrounding areas. We are compliant with UK regulations and current HSE standards.

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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens hosts a wide range of events throughout the year, including Craft Fairs, children’s art activities, musical and theatrical performances in the Hall and Gardens, and much more.

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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens is one of the hidden gems of South Lincolnshire. Set in 5 acres of beautiful gardens (now a public park), the Hall is a fine, grade II* listed example of a late Medieval merchant’s house. Although the Hall was built in the 1450s, its many owners have left their mark, resulting in a fascinating and intriguing mix of styles and fashions. The Museum also features displays on the history of the local area and the people who helped create the Fens, as well as local art exhibitions. The Gardens contain a listed War Memorial (designed by noted architect Sir Edwin Lutyens) and Tudor ice house, as well as a sculpted yew tree avenue dating back to the 1730s and a peace garden featuring memorial plaques to military services and associations. The Pavilion café in the Gardens serves a wide range of drinks, light refreshments and meals to suit all tastes. Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens hosts a wide range of events throughout the year, including Craft Fairs, children’s art activities, musical and theatrical performances in the Hall and Gardens, and much more. All this and it’s free to enter too.

The Hall is open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am – 4pm, (Bank Holidays 10.30am – 4pm). The Gardens are open dawn to dusk all year round. Visit 01775 764555 Email: 32  SIMPLY SPALDING

Check out their website for details www.ayscoughfee. org, call 01775 764555 or email on museum@sholland. The Hall is open Wednesday to Sunday 10.30am – 4pm, (Bank Holidays 10.30am – 4pm). The Gardens are open dawn to dusk all year round.

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Laddies Ices - Patio Parlour One of South Linconshire’s secrets is Laddies Ice Cream Parlour and Patio seating area. On a warm afternoon it is just the place for all the family to be - young or old. For a special treat why not try one of the wide choices of over 20 flavours of Ice Cream. From traditional vanilla to the more unusual bubble gum or Valley gingerbread Railway Nene made into sundaes, floaties, a milkshake or served on a waffle. We also serve teas, coffess, cold drinks and snacks on the patio (only open weekends). If it’s a sweet tooth that you have then Laddies is certainly the place for you, with over 150 jars of weigh out sweets and chocolates galore.

During the summer months, weather permitting you can sit on Laddies popular patio area and enjoy a milkshake, hot drinks, waffles and sundaes made with our traditional ice cream.

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Nene Valley Railway The Nene Valley Railway is a standard gauge railway, operating heritage steam and diesel engines which runs for seven and a half miles between Yarwell junction and Peterborough. Headquarters are at Wansford, half way between Peterborough and Stamford adjacent to the A1 and easily accessible via either the A1 or A47. The railway is a family attraction, the home of ‘Thomas’, the children’s favourite blue engine, and is an educational charity.

Laddies is a long established family run traditional Ice Cream and Confectionary Shop. The Ice Cream is all manufactured on site by partner Rick and his staff so you are guaranteed it’s fresh and made with love and care. Make sure on the next sunny day you pop down to see Rick and the team at Laddies.

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The NVR operates for the benefits of day visitors, tourists and enthusiasts with services operating most of the year – please see their timetable for details.

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The standard ticket is a Day Rover, allowing unlimited travel all day – one completed journey takes around 1½ hours. Special group rates are available on request.

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The railway holds many Special Events including ‘Thomas Days’, ‘Vintage Weekends,’ ‘Enthusiasts Galas’ (both steam and diesel), ‘Wartime Weekends’ and the Christmas ‘Santa Special’ trains. Full visitor facilities including toilets, baby changing facilities, refreshments and gift shop where souvenirs may be purchased are available at Wansford and particular attention is given to the needs of the elderly, children and the disabled. Free car parking is available at Wansford and Orton Mere stations.

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Family Life

Fun Junction

Family Entertaining and Days Out Ideas continued........

At Spalding’s independant toyshop Fun Junction in Swan Street they have many great ideas for outdoor play for the whole family this summer for babies, children and adults alike. Husband and wife team Anthony and Paula Howling pride themselves on having both the latest trend toys and games as well as traditional ones too. The shop caters for everything from pocket money items to the presents at the top of your birthday list! Anthony explained that some of the best selling lines at the moment is Olympic and Paralympic mascots and many of these will be collectors items and are already selling fast. There are a great ranges of LEGO, Playmobil, Sylvanian Families, Sequin Art, games and puzzles available. Favourites of the year so far include Moshi Monsters, Match Attax, Club Penguin, Eggbods And Zhu Zhu Pets. If you fancy keeping your children entertained at home over the summer months, Fun Junction is the place to be. With new stock arriving all the time, the shop is a great place to visit over and over again. If you’re not in town regularly why not visit Fun Junction online at www.

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Pigeons Farm Pigeons Farm Traditional Breedsis based at Thorney between Crowland and Peterborough and has many Breeds Of Farm Animals and Birds on display and to pet as well as a Play Area, Café and Shop. Children will be encouraged to get close to the animals and to learn about their breeding and rearing. Pigeons Farm welcome everyone who is interested in the animals and wants to have a brilliant day of fun too. Pigeons Farm is a popular destination for everyone including families, school and pre-school groups, cubs, brownies, groups of disabled and with learning difficulties. If you are looking for a fun filled family day out then look no further than Pigeons Farm.


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ccording to a study by inrix, a leading provider of traffic information, uk drivers sit idle in traffic 46 hours per year on average - twice as long as commuters in the us. The research shows that UK roads are busiest on a Monday morning during rush hour, whilst US citizens tend to be keen to escape the city on a Friday afternoon, as this is when they get stuck in the worst traffic of the week. However, the UK is doing a much better job managing traffic congestion in its major urban centres than its US counterparts. That might not be a consolation when you still spend almost two days stuck in traffic every year at this side of the pond.

However, what might provide some relief while stuck in the jams is Peugeot’s stylish 308 CC. The French-made coupe cabriolet is based on the sub-structure of the popular 308 hatch. It comes with air conditioning, a leather steering wheel and centre armrest storage as standard. In-car entertainment is provided by a six speaker radio/CD player and audio pack with remote control. Safety and security features include an electric folding retractable roof, six airbags, unfastened seatbelt detection system and ESP (Electronic Stability Programme).

engine. My 2.0-litre 140bhp oil-burner came with features including leather trim, a windstop, larger 18” alloy wheels, tyre pressure sensor, and front and rear parking aids. The excellent Airwave neck heating system, similar to that in the Mercedes SLK, is standard equipment on the GT – and great for taking the chill out of open top driving. Further features include an electric pack, which includes electric seat adjustment.

When you get on the move, the HDi turbodiesel engine is refined and the sixspeed manual transmission is slick. With The most fun part of the car – the folding 192lb-ft of pulling power, the engine roof - only takes 20 seconds to lower. With response, even at low engine speeds, is just a press of a switch it stows neatly into first rate and it pulls right through the the boot. That means not a lot of luggage rev range, meaning less gear changing is can be stored with the roof down, but if needed. you’re in the market Top speed for the Peugeot 308 CC GT HDi for a convertible, cargo 140 is 129mph and the official 0-62mph space isn’t necessarily time is 11.1 seconds. That’s surprising first on your list of because the 308 CC feels quicker off the priorities. mark. The coupe cabriolet makes up for it The range-topping though by returning just under 50mpg, GT model can be making it an economical car as well as a specified with a pleasurable one to drive or simply sit in petrol or a diesel when you’re stuck in rush hour traffic.


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Saturday 10am – 11.15am Junior Golf Coaching, Spalding Golf Club, T: 01775 680474 10am – 11am, Tennis Training (8 -11 Years), Spalding Tennis Club, T: 01775 712230 11am – 12noon, Tennis Training (11-14 Years), Spalding Tennis Club T: 01775 712230

Sunday 10.30am - 12noon Family Taekwondo, Castle Sports Complex T: 01775 760190 or email k.e.temple@

Diary Dates 4 May - 08 June 2011, Vida, 7.30pm South Holland Centre, Spalding, 01400 273035, www.fiestaflamenco. 5 May, Lost and Found, 10.45am South Holland Centre 01775 764777, 7 May, Top Sale, 10am - 12 noon, Weston Hills C of E School, Learning Lane, Weston Hills, 07540 385672 10 May - 24 May, Over 60’s ICT Class, 10:00 - 12:00, The Gleed Girls’ Technology College, caroline.battong@gleed.lincs., 01775 722 484, 11 May, Georgie Fame In Concert, 8pm, South Holland Centre, 01775 764777 12 May, Lark Rise to Candleford, 7.30pm, South Holland Centre, 01775 764777, 17 May - 21 May, Peter Pan On Ice, Corn Exchange, King’ Lynn, 01553 764864 19 May, Jongleurs on the Road, 8pm, South Holland Centre, 01775 764777, 20 May - Beauty and the Beast by Ballet Cymru, 7pm, South Holland Centre, 01775 764777, www. 20 May - IT for the Terrified, 1pm - 4pm, South Lincolnshire College, Red Lion Quarter, Spalding,, 01775 715880, 22 May - Craft Fair, 10am-4pm, Moulton Windmill, Moulton, 01406 373237, 22 May - Open Day, 11:30-16:00, Welland Yacht Club PE12 3AA, 24 May - 28 June, Holiday French, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, South Lincolnshire College, Red Lion Quarter, Spalding, reception@slc., 01775 715880, 24 May - 28 May, Me and My Girl, 7.30pm, South Holland Centre, 01775 764777, 24 May - 31 May, E Communication, 1pm - 4pm, South Lincolnshire College, Red Lion Quarter, Spalding, reception@slc., 01775 715880, 26 May, IT for the Terrified, 9am - 12 noon, South Lincolnshire College, Red Lion Quarter, Spalding, reception@slc., 01775 715880, 26 May, Creative Jewellery, 9am - 3pm, South Lincolnshire College, Red Lion Quarter, Spalding,, 01775 715880, 2 June, Betty & Bert’s Big Day Out, 2pm, South Holland Centre, 01775 764777, 07 June - 14 June, E Communication, 1pm - 4pm, South Lincolnshire College, Red Lion Quarter, Spalding, reception@slc., 01775 715880,

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What’s On 1st May -2nd Annual Classic Car Show and Auto Jumble 10am-5pm All Tickets £2 Springfield Events Centre is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Classic Car Show featuring classic vehicles from across the East Midlands. Specialist Trade Stands and Auto Jumble.

10th, 11th, 12th June Woodworking & Power Tools Show Times:10.00-16.00 Entry is free For further details:

Springfields Event Centre at 10.30pm on a leisurely 6 mile walk (not race) around Spalding and back to Springfields for a very welcome cuppa and a bacon butty!!! This year fantastic local singer Peter Jay will entertain you & really get you in the party mood! This ladies only event is open 28th June - Blood Donor Sessions to anyone over the age of 13 years. Registration is essential 15th May - Toy Fair Save a life and give blood. and costs just £10.00. Walkers 0300 123 23 23 Times: 10.00-14.30 will receive a map, sponsorship Over 200 table top sales of new form and a Moonlight Walk and old toys, models and trains. 9th July t-shirt to wear on the night. Entrance Fee: Adults £2.00, Just pick up the phone 01733 Concession £1.50. Family Moonlight Walk £6.00 St. Barnabas Ladies Moonlight 212224, email vikki.allen@ Walk 2011 or 23rd / 31st May - Blood Donor Our Moonlight Walk gives YOU the chance to give something Sessions back to St Barnabas Spalding 10th July - Toy Fair Save a life and give blood. 0300 123 23 23 Hospice, the charity that is here Times: 10.00-14.30 to support you. Leaving from Ticket Price: Adults £2.50

Seniors £2.00 Children £1.50 Over 200 table top sales of new and old toys, models and trains. Entrance Fee: Adults £2.00, Concession £1.50. 30th & 31st July - Classic Motor Bike Show Times: 10am 15.00 Admission: Adults/Seniors £6 Children £3 Free Parking Manufacturer Bikes-Classic – Custom Bike Clubs Further information: www. Tel: 01775 712344 or 07511 809993

Conferences – up to 700 delegates, Seminars – from small groups to 200 delegates, Meetings & Special Events, Promotions, Entertainment, Corporate Parties, Trade Shows & Exhibitions, Weddings & Family Celebrations

Springfields Events Centre, Springfields, Camelgate, Spalding. PE12 6ET 01775 713253

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Simply Spalding May 2011  

Community Magazine for Spalding