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April 2018

MAGAZINE Summer Fashion Tips Will you need a Will ? Holiday Inspiration Local News & What’s On In Your Area


Welcome to your April 2018 issue of en MAGAZINE Contents Page 4 - Local News and Events Page 14 - 400 Years of trading by Royal Charter Page 18 - Health - Time to relax Page 19 - Health - Eaten to much Chocolate? Page 20 - Fashion - Spring/Summer looks

Page 24 - Holidays - Britain’s waterways Page 26 - Holidays - 10 Popular Destinations but different! Page 28 - What’s On and Things To Do

Douglas Lee Publisher Marci Lee Credit Control en magazine (Print) ISSN 2049-5722

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Well hopefully the cold spells are over and the Beasts from the East will stay away and allow us to enjoy some warm and bright summer days. Sharped eyed readers may notice a reduction of information for Enfield in this issue. This is due to the local elections and “purdah”, the period of time immediately before elections or referendums when specific restrictions on communications activity are in place. If you are looking forward to the summer and perhaps getting away for a few days why not check out our holiday destination feature. We take a look at some of the top countries to visit but look at destinations that may not spring to mind. Also in this issue we report on Enfield Market which for 400 years has been trading under a Royal Charter. EN Magazine went along to meet some of the traders.

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Funding to prevent online abuse A bid to raise awareness of the risk of child sexual exploitation is one of two innovative initiatives in Hertsmere which have received more than £45,000 of funding. Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership (Hertsmere CSP), in partnership with Fearless. org, the youth service of national charity Crimestoppers, has secured funding from Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) Community Safety Grants to deliver the Be Fearless Against Abuse initiative. The two-year project aims to educate professionals who work 10:40 with young people on the dangers of online grooming. It will also fund an outreach programme for 11 to 16 year olds in Hertsmere schools to help youngsters learn how to better protect themselves online. The Be Fearless Against Abuse initiative follows on from a series of e-safety workshops held last year in Hertsmere schools, run by Hertsmere CSP in partnership with Herts Schools Partnership with funding from the PCC. In addition, funding has been secured for a twoyear initiative delivered by Herts Mind Network to provide practical support for victims of crime with drug and alcohol problems and suffering from mental ill-health. Valerie Kane, Hertsmere

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Borough Council’s Community Safety Manager, said: “We’re delighted that these two very worthwhile projects have been awarded funding. The allpervasiveness of social media means that children now spend large amounts of time online, which can put them at risk of abuse. While it may not be possible to prevent or limit internet use, it is possible to equip young people with the information and skills they need to stay safe. We also want adults to understand the risks, so they can spot the signs that a child they work with or are responsible for may be in danger of becoming a victim or has already been targeted.” Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd said: “These grants really support my Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan. We’ve seen an increase in reports of offences involving vulnerable victims – such as child abuse. Therefore it is vital that all children are educated about the dangers of online media as much as possible.” Ms Kane added: “The Safer Minds initiative is about helping people who are really struggling to cope. The community support worker will work with individuals to develop a support plan that is tailored to their needs in order to prevent problems escalating further.”


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Making waves for charity A hardcore fundraiser has dived into a challenge to swim the English Channel for Enfield-based charity, The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre. Sue Abbs, who developed Lymphodeama during treatment for breast cancer, was signed off from this clinic in February. She then set herself the challenge to swim 21 miles in seven weeks in her local swimming pool with the aim of raising £7000, which would pay for a Lymphodeama nurse for a year at The Nightingale. Sue said, “The Nightingale has been a lifeline to me

over the years and I am grateful for their services. I saw a Lymphodeama nurse much quicker than I would have done if The Nightingale didn’t fund this service to prioritise cancer patients.” “I saw the swim challenge as an opportunity to get fit while, at the same time, I felt I could achieve something that will make a difference to others who might go through the same thing that I did. ” She added, “All of us have busy lives but I wanted to prove that fundraising doesn’t have to be a chore or take up huge amounts of time. You can make it fun. Anyone can do it!”

Director Joan Kearns said, “For many people, including me, swimming just three lengths of the pool would be a challenge but swimming the Channel is taking it to another level, especially as when you’ve had cancer, your energy levels are no-where near what the used to be. We are all very proud of Sue!” For anyone wishing to donate, Sue has a Just Giving page: https:// www.justgiving.com/

campaigns/charity/ncht/ suechannelswim Or if you’re feeling brave and want to take up the challenge yourself, either alone or as a part of a group, please contact The Nightingale on, 020 8366 4333 or visit the website, www.Nightingalesupport. org.uk

Vic Smith Beds Hope you all had a lovely Easter Break! Bored of chocolate? How about some fun sleep facts to take your mind off it! People can take cat naps with their eyes open without even knowing it! Adults who don’t get enough sleep tend to act sluggish, but sleep deprived children may be hyper active ( sorry, seem to be going back to that chocolate again! ) The first CPAP machines for the disorder sleep apnoea were made from vacuum cleaners Mild snoring is nearly universal – almost everyone is likely to snore at one time or another! A change in the body clock keeps most teens from feeling sleepy until 11pm or later ( sorry that might not help the argument !) Children tend to fall asleep faster and sleep longer when they go to bed before 9pm ( hope this one helps now they are going back to school!) And one in five adults fail to get enough sleep – so if it’s your bed that’s causing it, come in and see us!!

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Local News and Events

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New era for rundown Potters Bar home A dilapidated Potters Bar property which has been empty for more than 10 years will be getting a new lease of life following unprecedented legal intervention by the local authority.

The three-bedroom, semi-detached house in Strafford Gate has been the subject of a successful Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) by Hertsmere Our shop is open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri Borough Council after from 9:15am - 5pm numerous attempts to And Saturday from 9:15am - 4pm engage with the relative 104-106 High St, Potters Bar EN6 5AT of the deceased owner 01707 654304 failed. The order means www.johnpowellcarpets.co.uk the house, which requires underpinning work to the foundations and is from water leaks John Powell April 2018.indd 1 06/04/2018 suffering 10:40 and damp, became the property of the council last month. Since then contractors have already been on-site to clear the garden, which had become seriously overgrown. Major structural and refurbishment work will be taking place over the next six months and the property will be completely redecorated, before it is made available for local families who are in housing need. Councillor Jean Heywood, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “The Strafford Gate property has been uninhabitable and a real source of worry for neighbours. What once was an elegant home had become an eyesore and a magnet for criminals and intruders, who broke into it several times. The

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council made the decision to use its CPO powers as a last resort after trying to negotiate with the family of the original owners. Now the order has been confirmed by the court, our main aim is to ensure that this valuable asset is used for the good of our local community.” Compulsory purchase powers, which were granted under Section 226(1)(b) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, can be used by a range of statutory bodies including local authorities and government departments. All attempts should be made to buy properties by agreement, but where it is impractical or not possible to reach an agreement, compulsory purchase powers can be considered. In this case, housing officers repeatedly made attempts to get the owner’s co-operation to improve the property, including offers of loans and advice. In April last year, officers began the CPO process. This followed an emergency prohibition order and a boarding up notice being placed on the property as it was considered too dangerous to enter or occupy. The property had been identified as long-term empty since 2005. Hopes are it will be available for use from later this year.


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Birthday celebrations raise money for local charities Turning 40 is a big deal and normally involves celebrations centred around the birthday boy or girl. But local man, Stuart Hasler, who has physical and learning disabilities, decided that his 40th birthday would be a great way to raise money for charities dear to his heart. After weeks of planning, Stuart’s birthday party was held at the Park Avenue Disability Centre in

Enfield. Always thinking of others, Stuart decided that as part of his celebrations, he would run a raffle and donate the proceeds to two worthy causes: Albany Leisure Centre, specifically in their drive to help disabled residents to access the gym and TODOS Together UK, who support homeless people across London. Together with his Caremark carer, Tilly, Stuart sold raffle tickets for

£2 each in the run up to the big day. Over 25 friends joined Stuart to celebrate his big 4-0, including members from his two chosen charities. “I am happy and proud to support my two charities – it’s important to try to help others whenever you can isn’t it? I had a great time at my party and want to thank everyone who made it such a special day for me. Especially my wonderful carer, Tilly,” said Stuart. Stuart lives in Enfield with his beloved cat Mittens – the pair are both devoted Arsenal supporters! For help with day-to-day life, he receives in-home visits from local care provider, Caremark. For the last six months, Stuart and his carer, Tilly, have built up a strong friendship. As well as working for Caremark, Tilly also volunteers for TODOS Together UK. The 30 year-old care worker says she felt rather emotional when Stuart told her that he would like to split the proceeds of his raffle between Albany Leisure Centre and TODOS

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Together UK. “I’m so proud of Stuart, he’s been organising for months and has planned everything himself. He’s so caring and always thinking of others – as you can see by his idea to make his own birthday something for charity! I love working with Stuart, he has such a positive outlook despite his own struggles and we always end up having a laugh about something.” Collected in style by a Limousine, Stuart looked every inch the dapper gent in his brand new suit – shirt freshly ironed days in advance by Tilly! At the party, guests enjoyed food, a DJ and even a home-made piñata – all organised by the birthday boy himself. Joe Daly, Managing Director of Caremark, Enfield, pledged to match Stuart’s donations to both organisations: “Stuart was kind enough to invite me along to his birthday – I had a wonderful time! He’s a remarkable man and we’re incredibly proud to be able to support his amazing efforts.”


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From laying floors to laying down tunes John Powell has been supplying and fitting carpets in Potters Bar and surrounding areas for over 30 years, with 40 years experience in the flooring retail trade. John offers a complete service, helping customers select the right carpet, flooring, rug, and blinds in the right colour and finish to fit into their home. But behind the flooring expertise is John’s passion for music… “It all started when I was at school way back in 1964. I was a young boy who loved that era of music. I decided to form a band called ‘The Unlimited’ and got three school friends to join me. We used to perform at the school events playing Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and all the exciting Rock ‘n’ Roll music of that time.” “My father was a manager

of various bands and helped us progress and get lots of gigs. We decided to change our name to ‘Shades of Midnight’ in 1966 and played Leyton Baths, Hornsey Town Hall, Loyala Hall and other larger events. Our lead guitarist left in 1967 and we recruited a new fantastic guitarist called Bill Cartwright. We were lucky to get a resident weekly booking at the Blue Coat Boy, Liverpool Street (a very popular club in the 60s).” “In 1969 our singer left us as he had to work nights to make ends meet. We were really worried as we had numerous gigs booked. We decided to advertise in ‘The Melody Maker’ (a music newspaper), we had five applicants and auditioned them on a Sunday afternoon at the ‘Blue Coat Boy’. After four of the singers we were not

entirely happy with their performance and hoped the fifth singer was our man.” “The fifth singer was a young man called Leslie Charles – a very smart young man who was a tailor’s apprentice. His vocals were amazing and we were delighted when he joined our band. Les told us that he was from Trinidad and Tobago and had come to England at a young age and lived in Romford before he moved to Homerton. He loved music so much he wanted to join a band. Shades of Midnight was his first ever band and we loved playing gigs all over. One gig was Cardiff University. We didn’t earn a lot of money and often ended up spending our money on curries (we called our

earnings ‘curry money’).” “Everything was going fine until at one evening gig an agent approached Les, our singer, and offered him a contract to work with them in ‘Tin Pan Alley’ in London at a recording studio. Although we were upset that Les was leaving we could not stand in the way of this opportunity. The band got another singer but after a few years decided to disband and go our own ways.” “After a few years in the 70s we were amazed to hear a record called ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ on ‘Top of the Pops’. It was our Les, who was now called Billy Ocean. He had made it and went on to become one of Britain’s best-selling artists.” About 10 years ago I felt

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Local News and Events and spent a lot of time backstage going over the old days. Billy remembered everything and never forgot that Shades of Midnight were his roots.” “In the spring of 2015 I received a call from Billy’s management saying that Billy had requested we support him in a gig at Worthing Pavilion. We accepted and played to 2500 people with Billy paying a great compliment to us to the audience during his set.”

a need to play music and dreamt of playing in a band again not expecting much. I tried to contact the old band members, but to no avail.” “Five years ago Bill Cartwright, the Shades lead guitarist, came into

my carpet shop in Potters Bar and I recognised him straight away. A mutual friend had spoken to him in a pub and told him that he knew me and my whereabouts. We met up at my house and went through loads of posters and old photos. We played

Walk Right Back

Fri 13th Apr 8pm Tickets: £22.50 The Everly Brothers story featuring all of their hits.

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Thurs 3rd May 8pm Tickets: £25 Martine and her acoustic band perform songs from her album.

An Audience with Kate Humble

Fri 1st June 8pm Tickets: £18 Full of wonderful anecdotes. Call the Box Office for further information or if you would like to receive our free cinema and entertainment brochure. WYLLYOTTS BOX OFFICE 01707 645005 Wyllyotts Theatre, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, HERTS EN6 2HN www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk

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together and decided to reform Shades of Midnight playing 50s and 60s covers. I had booked a singer for a lot of my Rotary events, he was called Robbie C. I phoned Robbie and he was very keen to join myself and Bill. Robbie C knew a drummer called Brian Morris who played with lots of 60s bands in the day. We also had a keyboard player named Paul who was with us a short while but left to play in other bands.” “Our first gig was a Potters Bar Rotary charity gig. The band was well accepted and carried on to play big events at Pontins, supporting The Merseybeats, also playing weekends 60s events with all our heroes of the 60s: The Fourmost, Herman’s Hermits, The Merseybeats, PJ Proby, Dave Berry, Union Gap, Vanity Fair and loads of other famous bands.” “We played a gig at Harefield Hospital’s Masked Ball with Anton duBeke and the Strictly Band.” “While he was on tour in the UK I went to a few Billy Ocean concerts

‘The band is now once again very well established and going from strength to strength. Between performing with Shade of Midnight I run a carpet business and will be President of Potters Bar Rotary Club for the fourth time this year. I have been a Rotarian for over 25 years and have enjoyed every moment.” “I certainly keep myself busy with Rotary, the carpet shop and, of course the band, Shades of Midnight.” “On May 2nd we are putting on a special charity performance in aid of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar. As well as Shades of Midnight we will be joined by Union Gap and Natisse performing hits form the 50’s and 60’s” You can find John at John Powell Carpets 104-106 High St, Potters Bar EN6 5AT or for tickets to the May 2nd show visit www. wyllyottstheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01707 645 005


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Funding boost for community groups Are you in a Hertsmere community group that needs help to buy equipment or upgrade your facilities? If so, you could be eligible for one-off funding from the council. We run a community grant scheme to provide smallscale financial support to voluntary or charitable organisations that benefit local people. Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “I’d encourage any local group that needs a helping hand to get in touch with us to find out if they would be entitled to receive money towards organisational or project costs.” A range of ages and communities in Hertsmere have already benefited from the council’s community grant scheme. Just under £40,000 has been awarded as community grants to 47 voluntary, charitable and non-profit organisations in the borough during 2017/2018. Community grants can be used, for example, for buying equipment, producing

marketing information, training, upgrading facilities or venue hire. The maximum amount which can be applied for is £2,000. Councillor Clapper adds: “We have received a range of community grant applications during the last financial year towards a number of projects that benefit people from across the borough. “Increasingly, our emphasis is on helping communities to help themselves. If you are a community group or charity operating in the Hertsmere area, in need of extra funds, then now is the time to apply.” Applications for community grants must be made by Thursday 31 May 2018. To apply for a community grant fill out a form at www.hertsmere.gov.uk/ communitygrants, call 020 8207 7801 or email corporate.support@ hertsmere.gov.uk

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Prototype de Havilland Mosquito receives Engineering Heritage Award The aircraft receives the accolade from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in recognition of its pioneering bonded composite aircraft construction, which is still in use today. The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, one of the fastest operational aircraft in the world when it entered service in 1941, has been presented with an Engineering Heritage Award by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers at a ceremony at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum in Hertfordshire on Sunday 1 April, the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

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The fast, high-flying Mosquito was, for much of WWII, able to roam almost at will over enemyoccupied territory. Built with wooden components, it was designed for speed and range as a two-seat unarmed light bomber, unarmed reconnaissance aircraft and long range fighter. Its performance derived from a combination of careful packaging, an aerodynamically clean shape, a high wing loading and high power from two supercharged liquid-cooled V-12 Merlin engines. The design of the Mosquito evolved over well over 30 variants and it excelled

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as a multi-role aircraft. The prototype achieved a maximum speed of 437mph in October 1942 at 29,000 feet.

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito Prototype is the 117th recipient of the award.

Previous winners of Engineering Heritage Awards include Alan Turing’s Bombe at Bletchley Park, the E-Type Jaguar and Concorde, the fastest ever airliner. Other aircraft-related winners include the Short SC1 VTOL aircraft, a plane which provided data that influenced later designs of aeroplanes, the RollsRoyce RB211 engine and the Vulcan Bomber XH558, the last airworthy representative of the RAF’s V-bomber fleet.

Charles Clarke, Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “Confident in their vision for this aircraft, de Havilland persisted with the design and prototyping against Ministry setbacks (Lord Beaverbrook cancelled the project after Dunkirk) and the first flight took place on 25 November 1940. Exactly 7,781 Mosquitos were built – a vindication of de Havilland’s vision. The Mosquito’s construction from wood meant that it


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was easily repaired and it enabled furniture and piano factories in England, Canada and Australia to build the aircraft. The absence of armaments meant that it could be kept aerodynamically clean and could carry higher payloads – a philosophy continued by the Canberra and the V- bombers. Certainly no aeroplane flew so many different types of mission and performed them as well as the Mosquito.” Alistair Hodgson, Curator of the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, said: “I am delighted that the Institution has recognised

the Mosquito Prototype with this award. The aircraft is a very significant piece of our Aviation Heritage, the more so because the de Havilland Aircraft Museum is located on the site where this aircraft was designed and built in great secrecy during the War.” You can see the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito along with more than 20 other aircraft at the The de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall London Colney AL2 1BU www.dehavillandmuseum. co.uk

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400 Years of Market

Selling Goods By Royal Charter In 1618 James I granted a Royal Charter that remains today to The Old Enfield Charitable Trust to hold a Saturday Market in Enfield Town for the good of the people of Enfield. EN Magazine took a stroll down to Enfield Market to meet some of the current traders to discover the secret and attraction of being a trader today.

with customers to find out which products they like and how I can improve my product range. All the products I sell are ethically sourced and made in the UK.” “Even though I have only been on the market a short time I have already built up relationships with regular customers, and hope more people will come and visit the market and my stall.

Hastag# - Shereen

“I only started trading on the market last November,” Shereen told EN Magazine. “I had been selling my jewellery products online but people looking online cannot see or feel the quality of the products I sell on my Market stall. Also having the stall allows me to interact

Victoria Bakery – Carl

“The Victoria Bakery has a close link to Enfield Market as the great great grandmother of the owners, used to have a shop in what is now the space between Café Nero and NatWest. We have been on the market for 3 years selling our breads and cakes which are produced at the bakery in Barnet,” said Carl.

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400 Years of Market “I love working on the market stall, seeing the local customers who come back week after week to buy our bread is great especially all the positive feedback that they give me.”

Paul’s Fruit and Veg – Paul

I have been working on or part of the market for something like 37 years,” Paul told EN Magazine. “At one time I used help pull out the stalls but today I just run my fruit and veg stall. I did have a shop for a while but all the extra overheads made it very difficult to trade.”

to having a shop which means I can keep the costs on my products down and yet still offer a great service and have a chat with customers and people that stop by to have a chat.” “The market has given me some great experiences over the last 44 years including meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth when she visited Enfield Market as part of the 700 year celebrations in 2008.”

MySockFarm – Miri

“I started trading on Enfield market last November, and for me it has been a great success. I sell mainly socks for both children and adults in a range of colourful and fun designs along with a range of childrens underwear. The socks are 100% cotton and I believe and so do many of my customers the most comfortable you can buy” says Miri. (editors note: I have to agree with this)

“I love working on the market, even if it does mean very early starts to fetch fresh fruit and veg to sell to the local people. It is these local customers that make working at the market such fun, people say it is the traders on the market that are characters but I would say it is the customers that bring the character to the market.” “We are well known for the quality of our produce that people can come and see and chose for themselves, it is not all pre packed in plastic like much of the supermarket produce.”

The Watchman – Richard

“I am currently the longest serving trader at Enfield Market. I opened my stall in 1974, 44 years ago. I have stayed on the market for all this time as it is where my customers are,” Richard told EN Magazine. “Running a market stall means I have limited overheads compared

“Markets have a reputation of where you can pick up something cheap, but with the extremely high costs of retail space on the high street, a market stall gives small sellers like myself an opportunity to reach and engage with customers. If you look around at markets more and more of the stallholders are offering high quality unique products at affordable prices. I would highly recommend other small business try a market stall it’s a great way to grow your business.”

Glen’s Fruit and Veg – Glen

We are the longest serving fruit and veg stall on Enfield market having been here for 16 years. I used to run a shop in Walthamstow but the ever increasing costs of being a shop keeper along with increasing competition and lengthening opening hours led me to move over to being a market

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trader at Enfield Market – and I have not looked back,” Glen told EN Magazine. “Today we offer an extensive range of products with often more than 100 types of fruit and veg on offer on our stall on any day. From your traditional apples and pears and potatoes and cabbage to more exciting products like squash purple broccoli and Sharon fruits.”

Bindi loves interaction with the public and the traders. The bookstall raises awareness of the work carried out by the charity. In 2015 the market went through a regeneration with the introduction of an 80 seater, all weather food court we meet up with a couple of the traders cooking up some appetising treats.

Poverty Breakers (Bindi’s Books) Charity - Bindi

Bindi’s Books has been selling good quality donated books at Enfield Market for the past 10 years. The stall is open every Saturday at Enfield Market and all proceeds are utilised to change lives of poor children in India.

Vegan Fiesta – Annabell

“I am the newest stall on the market having only opened at the start of March, and so far I am loving it. People have been really enthusiastic about what we are offering,

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400 Years of Market a range of vegan recipes all with a Mexican inspired twist,” said Annabell. “Running the stall allows me not only to fulfill my passion to create great food but to get instant feedback from customers on my recipes.”

Kowalski Kitchen – Pawel

“I have been cooking up my own recipe Pierogi at Enfield market for two years now, along with a selection of Polish sausages and other foods from my home land Poland,” Pawel told us. “I love the atmosphere on the market, meeting local people and seeing their enthusiasm once they try my food. We are expanding our offering to include a delivery service within a 3 mile radius so people can enjoy my food at home or in their office with out popping down to see me. You can call 07414 785 601 to place an order.”

Enfield Market is run and operated by The Old Enfield Charitable Trust. Bindya from the Trust told EN Magazine, “We are really excited to be celebrating 400 years since James 1 gave the Royal Charter to The Old Enfield Charitable Trust. The market is such a valuable asset to the trust as it help to raise funds that are given out as personal, education or community grants to people living within the boundary of the” Ancient Parish of Enfield.” “We are looking for local businesses who may be interested in running a stall at Enfield Market and hope that people will continue to visit and shop at Enfield Market so it can continue and grow for years to come.” Enfield Market is for the local community to enjoy and shop, for small businesses to grow and for entertainers to provide entertainment. For further information on running a stall at Enfield Market contact The Old Enfield Charitable Trust The Old Vestry Office 22 The Town Enfield EN2 6LT Tel: 020 8367 8941 www.enfieldmarket.co.uk

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Health

Do you find time to relax? One in four Brits claim they have ‘no time to relax’ - a study has found. Long working hours, struggling to switch off at the end of the day and hectic family lives mean millions often have days where they get no down time at all. One in four even went as far as to say they never get any time to themselves, and one quarter of those who do admitted they no longer know how to relax.

they have even had others comment on their stressed-out demeanour or tell them that they need to relax more. Almost a third of people put their struggle to chill out down to ‘being a worrier’ while another three in 10 say they find it hard to switch their brain off and stop thinking about everything. Thirty per cent also say they are ‘too busy’ to take a step back from everything while others blame their partner, children and their job for their lack of relaxation. As a result, half of the population wish they had more time to relax with the average adult willing to pay £78.60 for an hour of relaxation. Almost one in 10 happy to part with £100 or more.

It’s not just during the week that people find it hard to relax though with 46 per cent even struggling to unwind at the weekend or when they go on holiday.

But the study, carried out via OnePoll.com, found that as a result of not being able to relax, 47 per cent have suffered muscle tension, while 58 per cent have been left feeling irritable.

The stats emerged in a study by Healthspan, which commissioned the research to support the launch of its new cannabidiol (CBD) oil supplements which support wellbeing.

Others have problems sleeping, crave comfort foods or feel more tired than usual.

Psychologist Dr Megan Arroll said: “Just as sleep offers an important restorative function, so does rest, relaxation and down-time. Our societies and technologies have evolved so much that we now need to schedule in more of these vital forms of restoration, which can be active such as creative art-making or more passive such as listening to music. “The important thing is to find time to relax – use whatever works for you but do make sure to add some ‘me time’ into your daily activities. Relaxing, winding down and unplugging from our busy lives is important as it gives our bodies and minds a chance to recalibrate. “Over half of the people in the survey stated that not being able to relax had impacted on their sleep, caused further anxiety and even lead to feelings of depression.” The study of 2,000 adults found almost two hours a day is spent feeling stressed or worried, with more than four in 10 saying they find it hard to switch off and relax. Fifty-seven per cent of people have been so wound up,

Six in 10 admit feeling wound up has an effect on their relationship with others and 34 per cent say it often leads to them overreacting to small things they would usually just ignore. It also emerged almost one in five have even sought professional help because they found it so hard to switch off and relax. And three in 100 have turned to cannabidiol supplements, known as CBD oil, in a bid to help them relax. Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan, added: ‘Cannabidiol, or CBD, oil is one of the fastest growing wellbeing supplements in both the US and the UK. Derived from industrial hemp plants, it has a lifting and relaxing effect on mood with none of the adverse psychoactive effects associated with marijuana. It is perfectly legal to take. CBD oil acts via the body’s own endocannabinoid system to promote feelings of wellbeing. It’s a great choice if you are finding it difficult to relax, as it is not habit forming.” Top 10 things which stop people from relaxing: 1. I’m a worrier 2. I struggle to switch off 3. I’m too busy 4. My job 5. I am too stressed or anxious 6. My children 7. I have too many people relying on me 8. I suffer from anxiety 9. My partner 10. I just don’t really know how to relax

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Did Easter mean to many chocolate eggs and other treats? If your Easter bunny left behind a few unwanted pounds, don’t despair. Get right back on that wagon. Evidence-based advice It’s tempting to do a crash diet. We know. There are plenty of options out there to help you lose a few pounds quickly. We offer some nutritionally sound options. How safe are others? They can be useful to get you started, but after that, the slow and steady approach is more likely to keep those pounds off. NHS diet advice is to steer clear of fad diets that are: • nutritionally unbalanced • high in fat – low carb diets can lead us to eat higher fat foods. Read the labels • not evidence-based. Detox diets aren’t needed. Your liver does that for you.

Reduce the calories

Substituting high calorie, high fat foods for lower fat, healthier, sometimes even tastier versions is a good way to lose weight over a long period of time because “the only way to lose weight healthily and keep it off is to make permanent changes to the way you eat and exercise, ” says the NHS.

Where to start? Try these tips they recommend:

Set a first target of 5-10% of your starting weight and aim to lose 0.5-1kg (1-2lb) a week. This is doable. The pounds should drop off automatically if you consistently eat 500600 fewer calories than the recommended 2500 calories a day for men and 2000 for women. If alcohol, milky coffees and hot chocolates are some of your weak spots, start with choosing drinks lower in fat, sugar and alcohol. Substitute alcoholic or sugary fizzy drinks with sparkling water or soda water with a slice. Next – breakfast. Don’t skip it. You need the energy to get the day kick started. There’s a whole range of healthy breakfasts, such as apple pie porridge, beans on toast, scrambled eggs, cold low fat meats and cheeses, low fat creamy Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and nuts, smoothies, toast with mashed avocado, marmite and low fat cheese or banana slices and peanut butter, banana bagels and even a piled up lower calorie egg, cheese, ham

and spinach breakfast muffin.

No time in the morning? No worries. T he Livewell options even include overnight oats where you just let oats and apple juice sit overnight in the fridge and add low fat yogurt, honey and berries when you’re ready. Next up – fight the fat. Trim fat off meat, swop full fat milk for semi-skimmed or skimmed. Use low-fat yogurt instead of cream. If it’s live, so much the better for your gut. If it’s Greek, it has about twice the protein of regular yogurts. • • • • •

And the usual advice: opt for higher fibre wholemeal bread and pasta where you can to stave off hunger for longer eat five portions of fruit and veg a day try a drink first if you fancy a snack. You might be mistaking thirst for hunger Last but not least. Call us for help. We’re always here and have friendly weekly support groups to help you lose your weight your way.

If you use your Easter lapse to get on the right track, that Easter bunny just might have done you a favour! Call Heather Newham now on 07970 252 647. Take a look at the website... www.practicallyslim.com

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Fashion

Spring Summer Fashion Tips Spring has finally arrived, which means that summer is right around the corner and it iss time for a seasonal wardrobe refresh! After months of jumpers and boots its time to embrace tropical prints, delicate hues and lots of frills.

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Now is the time to throw black and other dark colours to the back of the wardrobe. Mix and match shades to make stand out combinations by colour blocking, but stick to the colours within your season’s palette to look your best this Spring!

This season also features exotic tropical prints. If you are not feeling quite so brave accessorise with a light-weight scarf or safari sunglasses. Sartorial dressing continues with unexpected shapes, some curvilinear, others asymmetric, with folding, twisting and draping for the dramatics amongst us.

o Key pieces: wrap dresses, trench coats and utility jackets – all cinched in at the waist.

If pastels aren’t your thing, be a ray of sunshine with playful bright colours from your seasons colour palette. Knowing what reds suits you means you can use this primary colour to liven up your look in your signature style this Spring. Colours like cherry tomato, emerald green and of course, 2018’s pantone colour of the year, ultra violet were colours seen on all the fashion runways. Choose some accessories that will transform an outfit. Be aware of what accessories really suit. Is gold better for you than silver? Chunky bangles or dainty bracelets? Big or small earrings? Handbags come in a variety of shapes this season, from circles to squares so this is an easy way to experiment and try something new. My advice is to ditch your darker handbags this Spring and choose a gorgeous neutral, coral, green or tan.

Key Looks for Spring/ Summer 2018 Here are my five key looks to help you look fresh and on trend for Spring/ Summer 2018:

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An overtly feminine trend this Spring means layered sheers; florals and frills are in abundance. Pretty pastel dresses for Spring colour palettes are also making a mark this season, but be sure to choose a dress that works well with your body type.

Tropical Utility • – this trend combines a modern utility feel with feminine waist-defining silhouettes – giving this look a ladylike feel. Look out for bright and bold exotic prints on a dark background for a sophisticated feel.

Transformed Traditions • - Hi-lo dressing (mixing casual with formal pieces) continues into this season with a more mature, sartorial approach. Traditional tailored silhouettes are transformed this season with asymmetric shapes, twisting and draping with use of colour blocking. Oasis Wide-leg silhouettes offer an important silhouette shift for summer tailoring with tailored designs offering the freshest update for this season. o Key pieces: wide leg silhouettes, asymmetric hemlines in dresses and skirts.

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Florals continue to be a popular style to lookout for this season including garden, tropical, bright vintage and ditsy florals. Ensure you get your scale right when wearing patterns, those big, statement florals are best for romantics while ditsy florals are especially good for ingénues.


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and vibrant palette of bright colours underpin this highsummer trend. Blocks of bright colours create a summery feel while hothouse florals and tropical prints add another element to this trend. A great opportunity to update holiday wardrobes with bright and bold colours and funky prints and patterns. o Key pieces: maxi and midi dresses/ skirts, wide leg trousers and ruffles!

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• Elevated Basics - The casuals in colour look! Jeans and denim make an impact this season as this wardrobe staple is reworked for a smart/casual look. This look is all about the details that transform a trusted pair of jeans into something smarter carrying on the hi-lo trend from last season. Wearing midi dresses as tunics introduces proportion-play layering, offering a fresh style for this look. o Key pieces: Look out for denim with detail, from embroidered or embellished jeans.

feminine trend combines softly draped silhouettes with relaxed bohemian styling. Centred around the maxi/midi dress, semi-sheer cottons and ruffle details with vintage florals nodding to a romantic mood. o Key pieces: feminine dresses with layered sheers, florals and ruffles, angelsleeves and wrap tops featuring lace and tassels.

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So if you’re feeling inspired and want to understand more about the colour palette that suits you, drop me a message. I run colour, makeup and style classes as well as colour re-rates for previous clients. Contact me: jessica.fuller@houseofcolour.co.uk , like my Facebook page @ HouseofColourEnfield and follow my Instagram @houseofcolourenfield for style inspiration.

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Finance

Protect your Loved Ones and Assets We spend the better part of our lives working hard day and night in order to provide fourselves as well as our families. This includes accumulating the most possible wealth that could be passed on to our loved ones. However, if you are still very young and healthy, it is unlikely that you’ve had the thought of coming up with a will. Actually, only 33% of the adults in UK have completed a Will.

from your assets after your passing. This has caused a lot of trouble in the past and still does. This is because most people are good at procrastinating about writing one. Not only will your spouse suffer from this action, but also the ideal guardians of your children if both parents pass on. Giving custody to the rightful person will ensure that your children live a happy and comfortable life from the fruits of your hard work. Who wouldn’t want that for their kids or grandkids? I bet no one. This is the reason why writing a Will is as important as looking for wealth.

The Importance of writing a Will

Writing a Will comes with both financial and practical reasons. This may be of great effect after passing on, no matter the number of assets or money you have. Living a little longer is everyone’s dream but the moment you accept that death is unavoidable, writing a Will becomes an easier task than you perceive it.

It is only human that you’d want to be confident about “who your legacy will be given to after your death”. This in turn has called for the need of Last Will & Testament in our society. With more people having just their names under their assets like land and buildings, this sort of a thing would prove helpful when distributing your property to the supposed heirs.

Basically, the Estate Planner ensures that your wishes are clearly understood as well as facilitate legal binding so that your assets are passed on to the desired person without conflict. All in all, you’ll be surprised how still two-thirds of the UK’s population pass on without writing a Will. Below are some of the benefits that comes with crafting a detailed Will that can express all your desires as per what will happen after you are gone.

In that case, this article will be aimed at discussing what a Will is and the importance of making one to protect your assets. In addition, I will touch on the benefits of Asset Trusts and the Lasting powers of the Attorneys in the UK in case of loss of mental capacity.

You are entitled to the distribution of your wealth.

What is a Will?

Assuming that everyone is conversant with what a will is would be rude and inappropriate. This is the reason why I will take you through the in depth meaning of what a will is for better understanding. A Will is a written legal document that plays the role of providing necessary instructions on how the wealth of a particular person will be distributed after their death. Without a will, you have no control of who will benefit

By crafting a well laid out Will, your desires are in black and white regarding how your wealth should be distributed when the time comes. This ensures that there are no disputes among the family members regarding what should go to who. This way, you will guarantee them a great future by providing a good financial base as the stepping stone as you see fit.

You are entitled to selecting the Guardian of your children

If you have children who are looking up to you, it would be necessary to appoint a legitimate guardian who can take care of them when you are gone. You are the only person who knows your children better than anyone else. In that case, try to figure out which relative they prefer to be with the most or still which family members seem caring and loving and will watch over them until they are of age.

You can clearly give a detailed account of what you own

When writing a Will, you are expected to write everything that you own. This is always a good way of reminding your loved one’s of everything that’s yours. May it be the cash that is in the bank savings, shares, pensions, businesses or intellectual assets, the Will cover it all. This ensures that nothing gets lost or is allegedly claimed by those who have no right to own them. If they

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don’t claim the benefits then it is lost.

You can appoint an Administrator to your company or business

The years you’ve been around your family members you have probably studied them and known their strengths and weaknesses. This way you can analyse and appoint the one with required skills to run the companies and businesses you will leave behind. This a good chance of placing the management responsibility on the hands of whoever you feel is rightful for this role. This ensures that your family businesses are maintained and properly run for years to come.

You can give details of the financial obligations that need to be managed Writing a detailed Will ensures that your loved ones get a well laid out list of every pending bills, debts and taxes among other financial obligations. This way, all these obligations will be dully filled when you are gone. This will prevent ugly scenes in case they get caught unawares in the future.

Asset Trusts

Apart from writing Wills, you can set up Trust funds as well. The trust helps to protect your loved ones by ensuring that they are provided for in the future. There are three parties who are involved in a trust; the grantor, the trustee and the beneficiary. In a trust deed, a grantor transfers funds to a trustee who is supposed to pass on the assets of the trust to the beneficiaries. Trusts can always be revocable or irrevocable depending on whether or not the grantor is alive or not. Although complicated, trusts will always have a great benefit to both you and your family

Some of the benefits of a Trust •

A trust protects your assets from being used to perform charitable intents

A trust guarantees your loved one’s income therefore you are sure of their financial stability even after you are gone A trust ensures that your loved ones limit inheritable tax by making sure that all your money, property and shares are passed on in the most tax-economical way.

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That aside, most are the times you will find that a person does not have the ability to manage their own affairs in a descent way due to loss of mental capacity. In such a case, there has to be an attorney included for another person to be given the role of managing the affairs on their behalf. Here a document known as The Lasting Power of the Attorney is used in order to appoint another legible person who can make the decisions. This is not only used at the moment of loss of mental capacity, but also used by people to plan for those times they might not be in their right mind. In such cases, they are entitled to choosing a person they can trust to make the decisions. It can be decisions concerning; • Buying and selling of property • Payment of bills • Arranging repairs to certain properties • Investment of money • Payment of mortgage • Health care decisions We hope that this guideline will help you to make a great decision of how to protect your assets and loved ones when you are gone no matter when that time comes. For a free no obligation consultation register your details on www.protection4inheritance.co.uk or call direct on 07817 352 312 Pauline Clarke Estate Planning Consultant

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Holidays

Sailing along Britain’s waterways

Britain’s canals are not just mere waterways. Handcarved 200 years ago, they’re now considered an astonishing feat of Victorian engineering. Often referred to as The Cut due to the way they cut a path through the countryside and connect the country’s river systems, they quickly became a vital mode of transport during the industrial revolution for many trades. And it was the success of these commercial waterways during the 18th and early 19th centuries that helped Britain become a global superpower. But after World War II, these traditional businesses began to decline and the waterways fell into disrepair. Until the 1960s that is, when community groups began to rescue and restore them. Today, this winding network of waterways is open to the public, who can enjoy a whole range of quintessentially British activities from narrow-boating and canoeing, to fishing, biking or walking the towpaths.

Birmingham - the Venice of the Midlands The Grand Union Canal links London to the heart of Peaky Blinders territory in Birmingham. Start in Paddington Basin in west London and travel through villages and industrial towns right up through the lush green countryside of Colne Valley Regional Park.

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Cuts through the countryside Visit Britain’s famous university city of Oxford and join in with another local tradition – the pub crawl. College Cruisers will take you via narrowboat along the Oxford Canal, past Cotswold villages and rolling farmland, before pulling up outside your pick of charming canalside pubs for a G&T and a hearty pub lunch. Stop to admire the engineering marvel that is Denham Deep Lock in Buckinghamshire – with an 11-foot drop, it’s by far the deepest in the Grand Union Canal and the clever design allows boats to breach the different water levels by simply raising or lowering the craft.


Holidays Canals connect in London Browse the stalls and shops of London’s legendary Camden Market before taking a trip down Regent’s Canal with The London Waterbus. This scenic cruise passes though leafy north London up to Little Venice, Paddington, and stops at London Zoo. Where the Grand Union Canal meets Regents Canal, you’ll find the delightful oasis of Little Venice - it’s believed that poet and former resident Robert Browning named it. This tranquil stretch of water is lined with impressive Georgian and Victorian houses and is home to Browning’s Island, an islet that’s home to waterbirds, Egyptian Geese and a handful of ‘floating’ businesses including an art gallery and hotel. If all that exploring makes you hungry, there are countless places to eat on and along the canals, including the floating Waterside Café and The Waterway restaurant with its large outdoor terrace. Step aboard the Feng Shang Princess, the floating Chinese restaurant near Primrose Hill, known for its celebrity clientele and canal views, or check out the Narrowboat Pub on Regent’s Canal in Islington.

these electric-powered, self-drive, floating hot tubs chug around the City Road Basin (five minutes from Angel and Old Street tube stations) and you’ll have 75 minutes of sailing time, basking in London views and water that’s heated to a rather pleasant 38 degrees. For more information on the history of UK’s canals, pop along to one of the Open Day events run by the Canal River Trust www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

While London’s waterways are full of surprises, one of the most delightful is the Puppet Theatre Barge. This floating marionette theatre first came to life 40 years ago, and is still captivating children from its 72-foot-long, flatbottomed boot moored in Little Venice. For a one-off experience, enjoy a cruise with HotTugUK. You’ll need a swimsuit and a sense of fun for this one -

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Friday 27th April 2018 8pm at the Winchmore Pub Spirit tasting, canapes, raffle. Tickets only £15.00 (limited numbers)

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Wish You Were Here........ EN Magazine’s Guide to 10 Destinations - but with a difference Brits love to travel. The package holiday was invented by a very British gent, Thomas Cook, in 1841 and ever since we have relished the chance to jump on a plane, train or even a boat and head for the horizon. But we often reach the farthest flung corners of the globe only to bump into someone from our home town, and this is what makes the British holiday such an institution. We head en masse for our trusty old favourites, and spend our holiday meeting more English people than we would on the local high street. We took a look at of the most popular countries for the great British holiday, but if you’re looking for something different, ditch Disney, cast away from the Costas, and sample one of our alternative destinations instead this summer.

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The City of Jerez Catherdal and the home of sherry

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You don’t have to travel far from the Costa del Sol to find unspoilt Spain. Just along the coast to the west, the Coto Doñana National Park is one of Europe’s most important wetland reserves. Home to flamingos, rare birds of prey, and a plethora of other birdlife, this national park is a unique experience. After a hard days nature-spotting, head to the historic and oh-so-Spanish city of Jerez, birthplace of sherry and flamenco, and enjoy tasty tapas in a traditional bodega as the sun goes down.

France Leave the posers and porsches of the Cote d’Azur behind and head out to sea to the isle of Corsica. This Mediterranean gem displays some of the most diverse landscapes Europe has to offer. With smooth bays of fine white sand and rugged mountain landscapes. Stay in charming Calvi and feast on the fruits of the sea in the restaurants of quai Landry,


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The Lush Green Landscape of Cork

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the spacious seafront walkway which links the marina and the port. But don’t forget your sunglasses, Corsica has one of the best climates in Europe.

Ireland

Dublin may be a fine, cultural city, but don’t let it distract you from what Ireland is really all about: unspoilt lush green landscapes and a good craic. Picturesque Cork is fast becoming known as Ireland’s gourmet capital, with a dazzling range of critically acclaimed restaurants and fresh as the sea air farmers’ markets. Start with traditional soda bread, before tucking in to delicious oysters and washing it all down with Ireland’s best known export, Guinness. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the slower pace of life.

Italy

Greece Rhodes and Corfu are package holiday staples, but the island of Kea is more popular with Athenians for good reason. One of the closest Greek islands to the mainland, it is not only easy to get to, it’s also easy to love. Korissia where the ferry arrives, is the main town and is stacked with beguiling cafes and small shops, as well as a stunning beach with calm waters. If you want to be even further away from the hustle and bustle, head inland for walks in the oak and almond forests. It doesn’t get more peaceful than this. Netherlands

Amsterdam isn’t all stag dos and questionable morals, there’s plenty for the kids too. Start with a boat trip on the canals, or a bike ride through Vondelpark, then take them up the tower of the Westerkerk church for panoramic views, before bewitching them with the story of Anne Frank at her house along the canal. Finish off a hard day’s sightseeing with tea and cake at De taart van m’n tante where you’ll all be captivated by the quirky decor which includes gigantic plastic cakes on the tables.

If you’ve done city breaks to Venice, Rome and Florence you may think you know Italy. However head south to Sicily and you’ll find a different story. Visit Siracuse where the Greek history is almost tangible and the ancient centre is UNESCO World Heritage listed, and don’t leave the island before taking in the view from the amphitheatre at Taormina, where historical ruins, crystal-clear blue seas and Europe’s greatest natural wonder, Mount amphitheatre at Taormina, Etna, converge in one spectacular photo opportunity.

Germany Berlin is much-visited, and rightly so, but Germany can also provide a relaxing beach holiday. Rügen, in former East Germany, used to be impossible to visit, then simply difficult. Now it’s easy with connecting trains all the way through from St Pancras. Stay in beautiful Binz, packed with grand whitewashed villas and unpretentious restaurants serving up freshly caught fish, and spend your days relaxing on the white beaches of the sweeping sandy bay: its shallow water is perfect for the kids. EN MAGAZINE - issue 97 April 2018 27


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Step away from the Algarve and head north to the pretty city of Porto. Take a leisurely walk through the twisting streets and art nouveau avenues and pay a visit to the 12th-century cathedral, with its honey coloured tower and fine views of the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a trip out to the Douro Valley and discover its natural beauty and fine wines on a river cruise through the lush landscape. Finish up with a quick tipple, it would be rude not to!

Grande Place - Brussels

Belgium Brussels is often overlooked as a holiday destination, more often associated with business than pleasure. But the Belgian capital has much more to offer than just conference rooms and business lunches. Start with a walk around the Grand Palace’s narrow streets where Belgian characters go about their daily lives, then head to Ste-Catherine, the old port area, for a seafood lunch, before an afternoon walk around the Royal Quarter to take in its stunning Palace. Finish up the day with an evening in the restaurants and bars of St-Géry where the atmosphere is electric.

beach-loving California instead. San Diego is a beautiful city which offers 70 miles of stunning coastline, a worldrenowned zoo and a historic downtown area with a lively theatre and nightlife scene. For something completely different, Mexico is less than 20 miles away and easily reachable. If you really can’t convince the kids away from the theme parks, SeaWorld has up-close encounters with marine life and thrilling rides.

USA America has more to offer than just the much-trumpeted theme parks of Orlando. Fly a bit further and chill out in relaxed,

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What’s On What’s On Women and men of great importance Garden Suburb Theatre presents A Woman of No Importance at a new venue for them - the King Alfred Phoenix Theatre on North End Road. This classic Oscar Wilde play is as fresh and relevant today as it was over 100 years ago. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton’s stately country home. One of the guests, Gerald Arbuthnot, is overjoyed when the suave Lord Illingworth offers him employment as his secretary. His mother, however, implores him to refuse this opportunity. Should she reveal the shameful secret that she has kept hidden for twenty years and possibly destroy her beloved son’s happiness forever? How can she tell Gerald that, contrary to appearances, Lord Illingworth is a ‘man of no importance’? Performing 12-14 April at 7.30pm, with a matinee on 14 April at 2.30pm. Tickets £13/£11. See www.gardensuburbtheatre. org.uk to book tickets. Cuffley Horticultural Society Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place EN6 4JA Thursday 26 April at 8pm Visitors £1, Members free Talk by Paolo Arrigo of Franchi seed brand on “Pesto Genovese from Seed to Plate and other Italian PreservesFor more info ring Carol 01707 875742 or www. cuffleyhortsoc.org.uk Changes Two Bowie- A Celebration of David Bowie Millfield Theatre in Edmonton April 20th at 7.45pm! A celebration of the music of David Bowie, ChangesTwoBowie perform over 40 years of Bowie songs with style and panache. With the vocal talents of 2001 Stars in Their Eyes finalist Tony Perry, the band feature a line up reminiscent of Bowie live shows from the 90’s until his final performances. If you want to hear more than Let’s Dance and Starman this is the band too see. The hits and standards are all performed, alongside lesser

known album tracks and more recent material. www.millfieldtheatre.co.uk Box office: 020 8807 6680

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Every Wednesday Real Magic - Real Close Wyllyotts Theatre Cafe 12 noon – 2pm Saturday 12th May At Grange Park Methodist Church tickets: £16.50 Corner of Park Drive/Old Park Ridings An intimate evening of closeN21 2LS up magic, trickery and sleight Queries 07930 920941 of hand featuring world class magicians from The Magic Circle. www.grangeparkmethodistchurch.com CHURCH IN THE Three performers will amaze and ORCHARD entertain from just inches away! Close-up magic is one of the Choir - Meet on Tuesdays 7:30pm- Hertfordshire Showband most popular and impressive 9pm at St Paul’s Centre, 102 60 strong Community Concert and forms of the art and this unique GPMC soup.indd 1 05/04/2018 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR Marching Band based in Potters event showcases some of the best Come sing your heart out with Bar. Core age teens and young exponents. Adorned Community Gospel Choir. adults, but with several senior Performers vary with each show Be uplifted and encouraged by members as well! and a strictly limited audience upbeat contemporary and classic Brass, wind and percussion players get to experience the magic in Gospel songs. All are welcome, no always welcome to join us. Very an intimate setting, often taking auditions, no need to read music. sociable group with lots of good part themselves. Prepare to be sign up at adornedvoicesuk@ gigs and fun activities, including astonished www.wyllyottstheartre. gmail.com or visit www. Lord Mayor’s Show, Disneyland co.uk Box Office 01717 645005 adornedgospelchoir.com Tel: Paris, Christmas Concert. 07980550542 Rehearsals Monday nights, Mount Off Broadway Grace School, Potters Bar. Wyllyotts Theatre Albany Badminton United Training Band 7pm to 8pm Sunday 8th April & 13th May play at Oasis Academy,South Senior Band 8pm to 9.30pm Tickets £5.00 Street,Ponders End every Membership just £12 per There’s a real buzz about “Off Wed.8.30pm to 10 pm. month – uniform supplied. Many Broadway!” Come along, sit All standards welcome.Open for instruments free on loan. back, relax and enjoy Wyllyotts’ over 16 years old.£5 a session. Contact Terry Barnes 01707 new Sunday ‘Open Mic’ Cabaret We have 4 courts and good 650209 evening, with songs from facilities.Large car park in Falcon Broadway and the West End, the Rd. very near the school.Contact Mary Magdalen Bridge Club big screen, popular music and Sheila Nielsen on 0208366 1901 meets at the Mary Magdalen original compositions. for more details or just turn up on church which is at the corner of The Performers from amateur and the night. Ridgeway/Windmill Hill. We meet professional theatre will entertain on Monday afternoons at 1.30 pm you, accompanied by the talented Enfield Arthritis Group when we welcome improvers and pianist. And, if you fancy singing, Frist Wednesday of the month players of all standards and on (including duets and small 6pm to 8pm The Art Town 29-30 Fridays at 10 am. We play Chicago . groups), just register your interest The Town Enfield Cost is just £ 2 per session and by emailing offbroadwaypb@ Whether you have arthritis or care your first visit is free. We also gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter: @ for some with the condition Our provide tea/coffee & biscuits. Come broadway_off Group is for You & join a friendly club where you www.wyllyottstheartre.co.uk Box For more information about will enjoy playing this wonderful Office 01717 645005 the group please email game. For more information call enfieldarthritissocialgroup@ Malcolm on 02082452587 or REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS outlook.com or call Arthritis Care malcolmroberts72@hotmail.com on 020 7380 6522 Grange park Horticultural Southgate Photographic Society based at Cheyne Walk Second Sunday Car Club Society Allotments Trading Hut The Plough Pub Crews Hill are a friendly group of amateur Open Saturday’s and Sundays Enfield Middx 10-00 to midday photographers who meet on 10 – 12 am. Details from Secretary, Bring something interesting along Tuesday evenings in St Paul’s Evelyn 0208 363 4708 with two, three or four wheels Church Hall, Winchmore Hill, email: secretary@gphs.org.uk FaceBook#Second Sunday Car Club 8.00 – 10.00 pm, term time, to Adorned Community Gospel socialise and improve our skills.

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What’s On We would really like to meet you – please email Mike on info@ southgatephoto.org.uk for further information. You are warmly invited to join us to share in Soup & Conversation Every Wednesday 12 noon – 2pm At Grange Park Methodist Church Corner of Park Drive/Old Park Ridings N21 2LS Queries 07930 920941 www.grangeparkmethodistchurch. com Enfield N.H.S. Retirement Fellowship. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Enfield Community Care Centre, Gater Drive, EN2 0JB at 2 p.m. Meetings include illustrated talks, quizzes and discussions, plus local visits. Membership is open to all National Health staff, their families and those working in social care services. For details please contact Brenda Hurford on 01707-655297 or at bkh32@btinternet.com

North London Morning Orchestra meets in the Scout Hut at the bottom of Slades Hill, down the lane opposite the Jolly Farmers every Wednesday morning between 10.00 and 12.00. Subscriptions £60 a year, single sessions £2.00 (First two sessions are free) For further information contact Amanda Ladell on 0208372

members. for more information go to www.enfield-dfas.org.uk or call 020 8367 3171

Enfield Town Model Railway Club We meet every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm in the small hall (at the rear of) St.Pauls Centre, !02,Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR. (bottom of Windmill Hill). Prospective new members always welcomed

Enfield Woodcarving Club is a small local friendly woodcarving club which meets once a week on Tuesday evenings between 7-30 pm and 9-30 pm in Enfield. Chace Community School Enfield EN1 3HQ New members of all abilities always welcome. Tools and tuition available. Ring George 07703219022 for further details or come along any Tuesday and have a look.

Enfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society Meet on the last Thursday of the month 10.00a.m.12.00noonSt Paul’s Community Centre, Church Street, Enfield. Varied programme of lectures given by excellent speakers. We welcome visitors and new

Useful Contact Numbers Enfield Borough Police Crime Prevention Office Crimestoppers Neighbourhood Watch Anti Terrorist Hotline Hertfordshire Police

020 8807 1212 020 8345 1102 0800 555 111 020 7963 0160 0800 789 321 0845 330 0222

Enfield Council 24 Hour Contact No Hertsmere Council Hertsmere Out of Hours Welwyn & Hatfield Council Welwyn & Hatfield Out of Hours

020 8379 1000 020 8207 2277 0845 300 0021 01707 357 000 0800 111 4484

NHS 111 Chase Farm Hospital 020 8375 2999 Barnet Hospital 020 8216 4600 North Middlesex University Hospital Switchboard 020 8887 2000 Potters Bar Community Hospital 01707 653 286 Age Concern Enfield 020 8375 4120 Alcoholics Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous

0845 769 7555 08700 50 88 80 020 773 0009

Childline Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline Samaritans

0800 1111 0870 1671677 0845 790 9090

RSCPA 24 Hour Emergency Vet

0870 555 5999 01992 762699

Three Valleys Water Freephone Leakline Thames Water Freephone Leakline National Gas Emergency Service Freephone London Electricity Freephone

0800 376 5325 0800 714 614 0800 111 999 0800 0280 247

National Rail Enquiries Congestion Charge Phone Line

08457 48 49 50 0845 900 1234

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Potters Bar Film Makers. A very friendly club, meeting at Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar on alternate Thursday Evenings. Details from Penny on 01707 656446 or visit www.Potters Bar Film Makers co.uk and watch some Members’ Films.

Winchmore Hill Writers We’re a small,friendly group who meet on occasional Sunday afternoons in Winchmore Hill to develop our skills and for mutual support. Group lead by Christine Vial,experienced tutor and published writer.All kinds of writing and levels of experience (including none) welcome. Please contact me for dates, topics and cost of future sessions Christine 0790 5209 459 or christine@ roomofherown.plus.com The North London Humanist Group provides activities for the non-religious to meet likeminded people. They meet on the second Thursday of each month (ex.August & December) for discussion meetings at 7.45 pm at the Ruth Winston Centre, 190 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, and have meals out, theatre visits, etc. Current events: www. northlondonhumanists.org.uk/ E-mail: nlhumanists@gmail.com Tel.Secretary: 020 8886 4176 Oaklands Badminton Club Held at Dame Alice Owen’s School, Sports Hall, Potters Bar every Tuesday 8pm to 10pm. There are 5 courts always available. Membership is by invitation and new members with experience are always welcome. We are a small friendly club with social events organised throughout the year. If you are interested please contact Yvonne for more details. 01707 642328, yvonnenewby@sky.com Whist Drive Every Thursday 1.30p.mActivity room 1st floor Skinners Court 1 Pellipar Close N13Admission £2.50 includes raffle and tea and biscuits. Details contact Pat 0208 482 3449

The Enfield Writers’ Workshop meets on Friday evenings from 8 to 10 at Salisbury House, Bury Street West N9 to promote Creative Writing of all kinds.No age restrictions. Currently only £5 a year required. Details from Eric 020 8367 3169 or Bernard 020 8364 5464. Southgate and Enfield Friendship Centre We meet once a month on the first Monday (except Bank Holidays) at Ruth Winston House 190 Green Lanes. We have regular talks of various interest, quizzes and self contributing meetings as well as a lunch club. We are a small but friendly crowd and welcome new members. Entrance £2.00 per night for further details ring Pat on 020 8482 2852 0r Veronica 0208 888 9739 1.45 Ladies Group We are a friendly group who meet every Wednesday, in term time, at 1.45pm in the church hall at Grange Park Methodist Church, Park Drive, N21 2EU. We enjoy a variety of speakers, slide shows, quizzes and outings.Contact Carol - 0208 360 4081or Sue - 0208 367 8489 Radio Enfield Radio Enfield broadcasts music, news, quizzes, interviews and items of local interest 24 hours a day to patients in Chase Farm Hospital on channel 1, and can also be heard on www. radioenfield.co.ukRecord request programmes are broadcast every night from Sunday to Friday at 8pm and can be telephoned in on 020 8363 6000 or emailed to studio@radioenfield.co.uk Enfield National Trust Association meet twice monthly, one afternoon at Holtwhites Sports & Social Club and one evening at Enfield Grammar School. We have summer outings, London outings, theatre visits & lectures, please check our website; enta.btck.co.uk for details or ring Peter on 020 8363 1568. Enfield Over 50s Computer Clubmeets first Sunday of every month at St John’s Hall, Strayfield Road, off Theobalds Park Road, Enfield EN2 9JP from 10.30am to approx 3.00pm Our website is www.enfieldcomputerclub.com or phone Eric at 0208 366 6162 Enfield Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Meets once a month, and has speakers of various kinds, often with slides, and we are open to both ex civil servants and non Civil Servants. We meet at St Andrews Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3EG


What’s On on the 1st Monday of the month [2nd Monday if a Bank Holiday] at 10am for a 10.30 am start. For details, please contact Sue Sims 07946 901 856 or susanksims@ gmail.com Potters Bar & District Photographic Society Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar Mondays 7.45pm to 10pm. Contact Ann on 01438 832504 Competitions, lectures, practical sessions; we are a keen group of amateur photographers of all abilities. New members very welcome. Enfield & District Fuchsia Society Now in our 50th year. Meet at Capel Manor, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield. 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of each month 7-45 - 9-45 pm. Demonstrations, talks, advice, regular speakers. Beginners warmly welcomed. Free entry to our show, in July. Christmas party in December. For further information tel: Roy Fenwick 020 8292 6965 or Mark Mendes 020 8368 6670 Enfield Video Makers meet the first and third Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 10pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2BA. Demonstrations, film making and advice. Phone Eric at 020 8366 6162 or see our website at www.enfieldvideomakers.co.uk Cuffley Floral Art Club We are a friendly flower arranging club meeting every 2nd Tuesday in the month (except January and August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7pm, visitors always welcome. For more information ring Jackie 020 8441 3663 or Val 01707 889447

Oakmere Bridge Club Held at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane Potters Bar every Monday, 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are a small friendly club and would welcome new members. We have vacancies for improvers and intermediate players We play Chicago Bridge. Interested? Then contact Robert 01707 658677 Janice 01707 850983 Winchmore Folk Dance Club meets every Tuesday morning between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon at The Village Hall, St.Peter’s Church, Grange Park, N21 1RJ to enjoy folk dancing from every era. Experienced callers used. All welcome, including beginners. Come and join us for a taster session. Contact Gillian West 020 8360 6226 Grange Park (Evening) WI would love you to come and join us at 7.30pm on the first Monday of each month in the Main Hall, Grange Park Methodist Church, Old Park Ridings, London N21 2EU for an evening of entertainment and friendship usually involving a speaker and sometimes a quiz. We also organise social events and other activities. For further details please contact Chris on 0208 360 4029 or why not take a look at our website at www.grangeparkeve@ weebly.com. The Rotary Club of Edmonton Venue - The Winchmore 235 Winchmore Hill Road Winchmore Hill London N21 1QA 020 8886 6385 Meeting each Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Enfield Chase Rotary Venue - The Coffee Lounge Enfield Baptist Church Ceceil Road Enfield Middx. EN2 6TG 020 8360 9403 Meeting each Thursday 7.30am Rotary Club of Bush Hill Park The Winchmore, 235 Winchmore Hill Road, Winchmore Hill, London N21 1QA 020 8886 6385 Meeting each Wednesday 6.30 for 7pm

Business Events YBC Breakfast Networking Enfield Tuesday 17 April 2018 Tuesday 1 May Tuesday 15 May Bringing together sole traders, business owners and managers across a range of sectors, breakfast networking is a great way to expand your knowledge base, build connections and develop opportunities not only for themselves but also fellow members. Running between 8am - 10am, Unlike other breakfast networking events, the morning is relaxed and visitors are under no pressure to ‘perform’. There is plenty of time to engage with every attendee Call Doug on 020 8363 9444 for more details or to book your place

Southgate Rotary Venue - Jolly Farmers 2 Enfield Road Enfield Middx. EN2 7QS 020 8363 1917 Meeting each Monday 6.30pm for 7pm

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