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Welcome to your December 2017 issue of en MAGAZINE Contents

Hello and welcome to the December issue of EN Magazine.

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Well can you believe it another year has nealry come to an end? This has been a special year for EN Magazine as we celebrated our 10th Anniversay.

Page 21 - Christmas Gift Guide Page 20 - Christmas Gift Giveaway

In this issue, as well as information on local news and events, we turn our attention to Christmas.

Page 21 - Food and Drink - Tipples and Hampers

We bring you our inspiration for Christmas Gifts, with a selection to be won in or Reader Giveaway see page 20.

Page 25 - Food and Drink - Christmas Leftover Recipes

Christmas always seems to involve lots of food and drink.We share some recipe ideas for Christmas dinner leftovers. We also have soucred some ideas for Christmas tipples - all from the UK.

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We hope you have enjoyed reading EN Magazine in 2017 and look forward to bringing you more local news and information in 2018.

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£35 Million in Savings Needed Enfield Council wants to hear residents’ views and priorities as it starts the task of setting its budget for 2018/19 against a backdrop of needing to find savings of £35 million by 2019/20.

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The Council has already had to make savings of £161 million since 2010 because of significant reductions in government funding and acknowledges that extremely difficult decisions will need to be made. Residents’ views will help to shape those decisions and choose the way the Council responds to the financial challenges it faces. Cllr Dino Lemonides, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance & Efficiency, said: “Because of the huge amount of savings we have already found since 2010 there are no easy options for the Council. “To give residents an indication of the scale of the challenge we face, the further savings that need to be found are greater than our current combined spend on cleaning streets, collecting bins and lighting streets. “While we remain committed to finding new and innovative ways of providing services to minimise the cost burden on residents, the scale of the financial challenges we face mean efficiencies are no longer enough. We want to hear residents’ views not

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only on their priorities for investment and reduction but also suggestions for raising income to try and mitigate the worst impact of funding cuts and increased pressures.” ”However, despite the challenges we face, we remain hugely ambitious for the borough and are committed to creating a fairer Enfield, providing greater opportunities and stronger communities for all.” This year, Enfield Council will spend around £1 billion on public services. Much of this amount is ring-fenced for spend on specific services such as schooling and housing benefit payments. As a result, Enfield Council is limited in its scope as to where it can make savings; the ring-fenced budgets, accounting for over 50% of Enfield Council’s income, cannot be touched. In addition, an increasing population puts more strain on our services. It is estimated that Enfield’s population now stands at 330,000 and it could grow to as much as 354,300 by 2021.

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Christmas Card Winners Five young budding artists have been recognised for their festive creativity in Hertsmere Borough Council’s Christmas card competition. Five-year-old Amelia Robertson from Saffron Green Primary School in Borehamwood and Dylan Fleming, 10, from Kenilworth Primary School, also in Borehamwood have been named overall winners of this year’s annual art contest. Amelia’s design with an advent calendar theme has been earmarked as the council’s corporate Christmas card, while Dylan’s innovative design of a snowman was picked for the Mayor of Hertsmere’s card. Three runners-up were also

announced. They are Kaja Jacek, nine, from St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School in Borehamwood; Molly Brown, 10 from Ladbrooke JMI School in Potters Bar and Sabir Dahir, also 10, from Radlett Lodge School - The National Autistic Society. Four of the youngsters were presented with their prizes by the Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Charles Goldstein, at a ceremony at the Civic Offices last week. Runnerup Sabir, who was unable to attend the presentation, received a special visit to his school by the Mayor.

friends and family. Mayor Cllr Goldstein, said: “We’ve been running the Christmas card competition for 12 years now, and every year we’re really impressed with the standard of the entries we receive from schools across the borough. “It was very difficult for me to pick this year’s winners, but these five cards really stood out. There was something bright, cheerful and original about each one.

schools and the local community. This is a wonderful way to involve children in the borough in helping spreading seasonal cheer.” All primary schools in the borough were invited to take part in the competition at the beginning of this term. Entries were received from across the borough and judging took place at the end of October, by the Mayor.

“I want to thank everyone who took part and submitted entries. We really appreciate the support this competition receives from

All five winners received a certificate, gift voucher, a large poster version of their design and a pack of their own cards to give to

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Keeping the kids amused over Christmas By Andrea Krase - Sophias Diary Wow, December already!! There is so much planning to do for the big day – CHRISTMAS!!! Parents want to make it as magical as possible for their little ones. How are we going to keep the kids entertained, and how are we going to prepare for the biggest day of the year? Here are our top tips: Visiting Santa

Book Christmas Grotto tickets early, the queues can be crazy. Many popular ones may be full already so be organised. We are lucky to have one of the best here in Enfield, - Christmas Wonderland at Springtime Nurseries of Crews Hill. Pearsons and Enfield Market are brilliant too. For a more personal experience, why not try breakfast of dinner with Santa. Wyevale Garden Centre and The Harvester are taking bookings.

Visit a Christmas Market

Walking around a Christmas market with the family, is something everyone can enjoy. With Christmas Music in the background, beautiful stalls, unique gifts, and Christmas Food, and of course some Mulled Wine or Cider, can put a smile on everyone’s face just pop into in Enfield Town Market Thursday to Saturday. Alternatively if you want to travel, try Winterville at Clapham Common (23rd November – 1st January) is a good family pick as there is a fairground, roller disco and Santa’s Workshop.


Watch a Christmas Show

Have you booked to see a local Panto? Oh no we haven’t… Oh yes we have!! With laughter and interaction guaranteed, this is a family favourite thing to do at Christmas. Jack and The Beanstalk is on at Millfield Theatre (23rd November – 31st December) or Cinderella at Wyllotts (13th-31st December) Other local family friendly shows include Rapunzel at The Chickenshed Theatre (22nd November – 6th January), and Christmas Tales at The Dugdale Centre (9th – 30th December) which younger children will love too.

School Fayres and Parties Most schools will have a fayre this Christmas. Why is it important for us to visit? This is a huge fundraising opportunity, and at a time of budget cuts, our support is crucial. There will be lovely stalls, fun activities, and even the chance to see Santa.

A Trip to London

How lucky are we that we are just minutes away from Central London, one the best cities in the World? Family favourites include Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Lights on Regents Street, Harrods, and Hamleys. There are

some fantastic shows such as The Snowman, A Christmas Carol and Dick Whittington to book too. Now we have our activities planned, what else do parents need to remember to add that special touch to make Christmas Perfect?

Bespoke Christmas and Personalised Items

Personalised clothes, stockings, sacks, robes, baubles, a teddy bear, Christmas Eve boxes and Baubles are all popular items. A local photographer could also create a bespoke Christmas Card, Calendar, album or Mug for the family, check out the personalized products from local company 3Drakes,

Christmas Day Outfit

A beautiful outfit, sparkly shoes, accessories and a Christmas Jumper may be on your shopping list for the big day.

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Wouldn’t it be magical if Santa, An Elf or a Princess turned up at your door?

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Many children’s party entertainers offer this service. It is also worth keeping an eye out for Christmas Ball’s and Parties,

Christmas Activities

Do you have a fully stocked craft cupboard, Christmas sticker or activity book, a gingerbread house making kit or Christmas cupcake decorating kit? These are all fabulous and cost effective ideas that can be done at home. Don’t forget the food order and the last minute bits With all the fun complete, and the kids entertained, it is now time to write Christmas cards, put up the decorations, place the food order before the delivery deadline, ensure we have enough cutlery, and finally, wrap and deliver all the presents. Enjoy the festive period, and Merry Christmas Everyone. For event ideas: https:// event-directory Local Business Directory: https://www.sophias-diary. com/directory Sophia’s Diary – A one stop website for families in Enfield

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What Happend To The Local MP Many people may wonder what happens to an MP when they leave Parliament. Well the previous MP for Enfield North, Nick de Bois, who many of our readers may remember has been busy writing a book, “Confessions of a Recovering MP”

You are a 21st-century Member of Parliament, elected by a simple majority from roughly 50,000 people who mark their ‘X’ by your name at a general election, hoping that you’ll be able to make a difference somehow. You represent about 125,000 of these good folk from your constituency by taking your seat in probably the finest Parliament in the world (despite what you may read or hear in the media).

As a new MP, you walk through the Members Lobby filled with a vision of how you will leave your mark on this place and this nation... but what you are almost certainly unaware of is that your constituents, your government, the press and the very institution of Parliament have other plans for you. So it was for Nick de Bois in May 2010 when, with an unimpressive and insecure majority of 1,682, he was thrown his head-first into a political life full of the bizarre, the inexplicable, the touching, the shocking, the vitally important and, thank god, lots of utter nonsense as well. Confessions of a Recovering MP is a humorous, anecdotefilled romp through the corridors of power, exposing the vagaries and eccentricities of the Palace of Westminster, and the peculiar demands that come with being an MP. Available now for preorder from Biteback Publishing priced £12.99 “Confessions of a Recovering MP”www. books/confessions-of-arecovering-mp

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Helping the Homeless in 2017 and Beyond This year has been an amazing year for Todos Together UK. 2017 has seen Billy and his team putting on numerous events locally to not only raise money, but awareness for the homeless. Back in the summer Todos became a Registered Charity enabling the team to take their kindness and help to a new level. Todos, was started a few years ago by Billy, a local teacher, after he and his brother started helping people around North London who were living on the streets having noticed the increase in the number of people sleeping rough when they were out on a

Saturday night. Billy recalled from those early days “In the beginning myself and a group of friends were doing regular trips into Central London to drop off packages which along with some food and drinks had included warm clothing, socks, hats and scarves and hygiene products like wipes, toothpaste and deodorants. We even had a donation of sleeping bags which we were able to hand out.” Local salon owner, James Whitaker has supported Billy from the early days. James recalls “Over a haircut in the salon, Billy was telling me about what

they were doing and I suggested we use the salon as a drop off point. This started as our Christmas appeal two years ago and we have continued throughout the year to collect for Todos. This time of year there is always an increase in donations particularly with the cold weather starting. As well as clothing and sleeping bags, items such as toiletries are much appreciated and very well received by those calling by the outreach posts.” Todos have an outreach at Kings Cross every Wednesday and now in Enfield Town on a Monday. With the recent purchase of a van it has now made it possible to hand out more items. Storage is always a problem with the donations, if anyone has an empty garage or lockup which they are willing to let Todos use it would be most welcome. James adds: “Awareness for the problem of


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homelessness has changed dramatically through the work Todos have done. I’ve noticed how peoples views have changed regarding this issue, people now realise that a series of misfortunes can leave you with no roof over your head and can affect anyone from any background. This Christmas please spare a thought for those less fortunate. £5 spent in the pound shop on toiletries will make such a difference. If you get a new coat or jumper, please drop off your old ones at the salon, we take donations all year long.” todostogetheruk@gmail. com gp/registry/wishlist/ BATIPKMZKMZQ/ ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1


Christmas Compensations Wondering whether you can avoid piling on another stone this Christmas? Take a leaf out of the Book of Skinnie Minnies and start food compensating. If you saw the recent Channel 4 programme you’ll have seen what thin people do to keep their weight down. If not, no worries. We have the formula. Thin Myths -Which of the following are true? • Thin people eat what they want • Thin people eat as much as they like • Thin people eat a wide range of food types at every meal • Thin people never weigh themselves. If you’re like us you’re probably thinking thin people stay thin despite doing all of these. But you know what we’re going to say. They emphatically do none of the above. In fact, thin people develop, consciously or unconsciously, habits that, over time, have become automatic. Try these five for size. Five Skinnie Minnie Christmas survival tips 1, Don’t eat just what you want. More often than not thin people will start a meal with soup or a salad. Foods with high water content - fruits, vegetables, soups and stews based on water, and cooked whole grains (think tasty barley and spelt) fill us up with lower calorie nutrition and

high fibre. Prawn cocktail anyone? 2, Do limit your portion sizes. Thin people avoid ‘all you can eat’ buffets and oversized supermarket deals, preferring to buy portion-controlled foods where possible. Five small meals a day also help people to keep off lost weight, and this for most people means reduced portion sizes. Try dishing up on small plates too. 3, Do limit the range of food types per meal. Research suggests that the more variety we have, the more we tend to eat. EPrepare tasty low calorie options to give you that variety. Ruby red baby plum tomatoes, chunks of cucumber and homemade spicy salsa are good standbys. 4, Do weigh yourself. Get the balance thin people adopt. They’re probably happy so long as they’re within a few pounds of their ideal weight. They don’t go overboard - they just weigh themselves a couple of times a week. And when the scale goes up, their intake goes down. Same day. Simples. 5, The key is to enjoy your food but to control excesses and compensate quickly for any that slip through. It’s a good tip for a cracking Christmas. Enjoy! For more information on slimming over the Christmas Festive season contact Practically Slim Tel: 020 8366 8986

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Say Hello To An Elderly Neighbour By Gemma Francis

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a million pensioners admitted feeling lonely over the Christmas period, due to living alone or having no one to talk to.

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To raise awareness of the helpline’s plight, content and media agency 72Point has launched a campaign to help The Silver Line answer every single call this year. They have created a video to encourage people to connect with others and start a conversation before it’s too late. Nina Gopal, Director of Fundraising at The Silver Line, said: “We’re a relatively new organisation and entirely charity funded. “Every £5 enables us to answer a call from a vulnerable and isolated older person who needs to hear a friendly voice.

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“This video shows the difference a phone call can make. The Silver Line is there when all other services have closed down for Christmas.” Sixty-eight per cent of callers contact The Silver Line because they feel lonely or isolated, with 90 per cent living alone. More than half have noone else to speak to. 72Point Managing Director, Chris Pharo, added: “I’m incredibly proud that 72Point are helping this worthy charity. “The plight of lonely older people at Christmas is desperately sad. If this video does anything to alleviate this then that would be excellent.” The video can be viewed on YouTube Start a Conversation This Christmas.

Get Exploring in Enfield In time for Christmas The Enfield Society have launched a new, “The Enfield Book 2017”, a Young Explorer’s Guide and is an updated and revised edition of the one published 25 years ago. The book covers all parts of the Borough of Enfield and aims is to stimulate young people to take an interest and pride in their local heritage. There are chapters on the history of the area, the New River;  industry; tree spotting; the poor in bygone days; the countryside and transport.

The book also lists places to visit, conservation areas and famous people associated with Enfield. There are pictures to colour and a quiz. A complimentary copy will be sent to every primary and lower secondary school in the borough as it is hoped it may be of interest to those teaching the local history element of the national curriculum. The price of the book is £6 and copies will be on sale at Waterstone’s Bookshop, Church Street, Enfield from early December and then from other sales outlets including Forty Hall shop and Forty Hall Farmshop. It can also be ordered by post from The Enfield Society, 2 Parsonage Lane, EN2 0AJ.  










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Fluid advice could pay off at the Xmas office party “Don’t they know it’s

Christmas?” “Why did I do that?” “What would be worse?” “Going in to work today just after that office party incident?” “Or not going in?” If any of these questions have crossed your mind after previous office Christmas parties, a little timely forethought might be the order of the day. Some people love the office bash, whilst for others seasonal parties are akin to a nightmare. Just remember, when it comes to office parties, don’t make the mistake of getting carried away on the endless stream of cheap mulled wine or warm bubbly. Be strategic in your approach: after all, your career and professional reputation could be at stake. So to avoid being the person most talked about (and not in a good way) around the water cooler throughout January, the hydration experts at the British Water Cooler Association offer some fluid guidance.


Above all, make the office water cooler your friend. You know you need to hydrate every other day of the year so don’t stop now. Quench your thirst before the party kicks off. Then make sure you match, glass for glass, every alcoholic drink with at least one large glass of water. Visiting the watercooler is also the perfect excuse to get away from the overtalkative colleague. So what kind of party-goer are you? If you’d be most likely to ask ‘Don’t they know it’s Christmas?’, just remember that it’s not up to your bosses to forgive any behaviour or rash words ‘just because it’s Christmas’. Christmas is NOT a reason, it’s a season. If you are the remorseful type, who asks each year “Why, oh why did I do that?”, you simply need to plan a little. No-one plans to fail but you can fail to plan. So, make sure you plan how much water you will drink; how much wine you can handle; and stick to it. If you find yourself hanging your head in shame

after parties or, worse, wondering if your job is still safe after what you said to the boss, prepare to hold your head up high this year. You need never again face that morningafter dilemma: ”What would be worse? Going in to work - or not going in? If you need to explain, say you’re in training for the Marathon and avoid all alcohol – or drink modestly but water it down after that first glass. In advance, think about what you’ll say to colleagues, and what you won’t. Result: you’ll hold your head high (and without a hangover headache) when you are the first into work the next day.

before, during and after the party to stay on top of your game. You’ll end up more relaxed, wellhydrated and with an ability to remember the evening with pleasure not embarrassment,” she adds.

Hangovers mean the brain is dehydrated. So don’t let yours get to that stage. Drinking water can really help you maintain your cool at the party,” says Phillipa Atkinson-Clow, General Manager of the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA.

And make sure that your office watercoolers are supplied by a member of the British Water Cooler Association as all members are audited for safety, excellent and hygiene. To find a BWCA member, visit find-a-member.php

“Plan not just what you’re going to drink but plan to stay safe career-wise by having some neutral but amusing topics to chat about. Drink water

Cheers, merry Christmas and see you around the water cooler next year.

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If you are the party organiser, and you have bottled water coolers, move them to prominent positions in the party area. If you have plumbed in coolers that can’t be moved, arrange for the ‘bar’ to be near the cooler so that people are reminded to drink water. If necessary, have someone going around with jugs of water, filled from the cooler, so it tastes good.

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New Centre for Cancer Patients Enfield cancer charity, The Nightingale Cancer Support, is preparing to move in to its new, purpose-designed premises in Baker Street, Enfield. The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre has just celebrated its 15th anniversary and has, up to now, been sharing a building with four other charities, limiting the amount of services it is able to provide. The charity’s new building will hopefully be in full use come December 2017. It has a dedicated welcome area, two therapy rooms,

two counselling rooms and a multi-purpose function room designed for group activities, pilates, yoga and awareness courses, amongst other things. Vice chair Dr Pat Mahony said, “We wanted to provide a safe environment for the people of Enfield, a place that welcomes anyone with cancer, their families and friends.”

The Nightingale relies entirely on the continued backing of the Enfield community and would like to thank everyone for their unstinting support. To launch the new centre there will be an open day on the Monday 111th of December from 11am till 7pm. Anyone interested in fundraising for the charity can contact fundraising@ or phone 020 8366 4333.

“Presently The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre helps on average 600 people per year and, over the next three years, the aim is to double the amount of support we offer.”

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Christmas Gift Ideas It’s that crazy time of year again when the shops are full of people searching for the ideal Chrismtas gift. Or are you one of the many using new technololgy and staring at pages and pages of gifts and offers on a computer screen in the hope that the perfect present will appear before your eyes and still be in time for delivery before the big day? EN Magazine has done its bit to try to help and has come up with a selection of ideas hoping to make finding the perfect gift a little easier this year.

For little ones The Little Green Sheep: A gorgeous gift for babies, the Organic Baby Gift Set from the Wild Cotton collection is made using super soft 100% organic brushed cotton. The set includes a cosy sleepsuit and a cute hat, complimented by a dribble bib. £29.95 www. thelittlegreensheep. Infantino: This fun and funky robot will keep the little ones entertained on Christmas day. His enchanting sounds, flashing lights and funny expressions, will activate every time baby pushes, pulls, twists and even turns him upside down! £12.99 Argos


The Gro Company: Give the gift of sleep this Christmas with Ollie the Owl, a unique and utterly adorable sleep aid. With a built in CrySensor technology and four soothing sounds he will lull little ones back to sleep on Christmas Eve instantly. £34.99 Mothercare

Cheeky Chompers: A Little Box of Cheekiness from the new muslin collection is the perfect gift for newborns. The gift set is available in four designs and includes: Muslin Neckerchew, the award winning chewy dribble bib, a Muslin Neckerbib, a super-soft dribble catcher and a Muslin Comforter, the stay-in-place comfort blanket. £29.99

SmartMax: Designed to encourage logical thinking, as well as creativity and hand-eye coordination, the unique SmartMax range explores the fascinating realm of magnetism. Older children can build towers, bridges and other super-sized constructions, whilst younger members of the family (from 1year+) will be mesmerised, playing with the individual pieces and magnetic balls. From £8.99 SmartGames: Now, children as young as 4 years+ will discover the magic of this much-loved fairy tale game, with its enchanting pieces and clever game mechanic.

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Christmas Gifts Can you help the seven dwarfs find Snow White? Designed to nurture logical thinking skills, as well learning about the use of symbols, this game includes a 3D house, 7 Dwarfs, Snow White and an Evil Queen. With the added bonus of a picture storybook, the whole family can enjoy this sweet game. This game will educate, entice and enable children to systematically work through 48 challenges of varying levels - the fun is limitless! £19.99 | Amazon UK Gertie the Good Goose: Gertie the Good Goose, is an adorable 100% natural and safe teether! Gertie, has been expertly designed to soothe tender gums, making her not only the ultimate rescue remedy for the teething phase, but a super cool companion that your little one won’t want to be without! Perfectly sizes to fit babies’ hands, Gertie has been thoughtfully designed to lend her feet, tail, feathers and beak during the teething phase – providing pain relief, comfort and giggles! £13.99 www.gertiethegoodgoose. Zazu Zoe: Meet Zazu’s Zoe the Penguin, a soothing nightlight, music box and wireless speaker in one. Featuring wireless speaker technology, parents can play their own choice of music or children’s stories, as well as the pre-set melodies. A nightlight too, Zoe provides a soft, reassuring glow throughout the night, with added voice activation. £34.99 My Little Box of Boo Boos: My Little Box of Boo Boos includes four essential travel sized bath time treats for newborns, lovingly created by Love Boo with a range of paraben free, natural ingredients to nourish children’s skin, not punish! Including shampoo/ bodywash, splashy bubbles, baby lotion and that allimportant bottom butter! £16.99

smarTfold smarTrike: The world’s leading outdoor rideon toy brand, smarTrike, is delighted to welcome a brand new, innovative trike to its ever-growing range – the intuitive and travel-friendly smarTfold700. The unique smarTfold folds down to 85% of its original size, small enough to fit in the boot of a car, making it ideal for days out and family adventures! Suitable from 6 months up to 3 years, it is a fantastic investment for parents and even has a reclining, fully padded seat for naps on the go! £149.99 Make My Day Bibs: Inspire your little one to dress up for Christmas this year with Make My Day’s fun, colourful and multipurpose bibs. The unique designs include ‘lookin’ dapper, a smart tuxedo for special occasions, a sheriff for cowboy fans and even a fireman! Not to mention the range of animals including a buzzing bumble bee and ladybird! £14.99 Infantino Grow with me tepee: This multi-functional gym grows with your little one, transforming from an infant gym to a pretend play teepee. Four hanging toys and a large-mirrored mobile engage newborns and infants with overhead discovery and lay n’ play fun. Squeeze the musical elephant’s ear to delight little ones with a cheerful tune. As baby begins to crawl, close one side of the gym to create a crawl tunnel. For toddlers, unfold the gym’s sides to create a fun, playtime teepee. £89.99 Mothercare

Bring the Christmas Blockbuster into your home! With the newest instalment of Star Wars out over Christmas, Fans of The Force will love Spearmark’s extensive range of Star Wars Illumi-mate lighting; colour changing, cool to touch lights in a range of hit characters from the iconic movies. Leading the line-up is a brand

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Christmas Gifts new Storm Trooper which will hit shelves just as The Last Jedi is released into cinemas on December 15th. A perfect replica of the Storm Troopers seen in the new movie, it’s bound to be top of the gift list for die hard Star Wars fans! Other choices in the range include: Millenium Falcon, Chewbacca, Kylo-Ren or Darth Vader to cast a moody glow across the bedroom. Each light is battery operated, with batteries supplied.
RRP: £6.99 from a variety of stockists including Amazon, ASDA, B&Q, Debenhams, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Wilkinson

Flummoxed: The Foreign Language Bluffer’s Game which sees players compete to convince each other that their definition of a foreign language word is the right one. Featuring a mix of languages from Afrikaans to Arabic, Polish to Pali and Chinese to Chamorro, players are read background notes on the language before hearing the word they have to define. Ex Libris: Perfect for book lovers, Ex Libris is a social bluffing game that challenges literary acumen and tests writing skills as players compete to write fake, but plausible opening or closing lines of genuine books.

Gifts the whole family can enjoy!

Beasts of Balance: Build tricky towers and wonderful worlds in this award-winning game of skill, strategy and creationThis Christmas, Rascals bring to you the only game your family will need over the Christmas period.

How about sitting down and playing a board game this Christmas rather than be glued to a TV or computer screen? Game of THINGS: The aim of the game is for players to write a response to a topic, which can cover anything and everything like “THINGS… you wouldn’t want to find in your sandwich”, “THINGS… you would like to say to the Prime Minister” or “THINGS… you would like as your last words”. The true object of the game is laughter but if you’ve got the overwhelming need to be a winner you can score points and eliminate each other by matching players to their responses. Rummikub: Rummikub provides hours of amusement. Each game is as different as the combinations of moves you choose to play. Be the first player to go ‘Rummikub’ by using all your tiles in ‘runs’ or ‘groups’ and by accumulating the highest score. Othello: The internationally acclaimed two player strategy game, the object is to trap and capture your opponent by placing your disks on the board.


The Very Merry Christmas Game. Suitable for ages 8 and above and for 2-4 players or teams, The Very Merry Christmas Game brings the whole family together to compete for the most lavish set of presents to fill their stockings. Be warned though as the presents can be really nice or really naff and players may not find out what they have been given until the end of the game. The Very Merry Christmas Game is available from Debenhams for £30.00. At the time of sending this release, Debenhams actually have an offer of 40 percent off making the game even better value for money!

Boy or Girl Racers! Could you know the next Lewis Hamilton or some one that just dreams to be? Drivers seeking the opportunity to drive the latest Lotus models at the famed manufacturer’s facility

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Christmas Gifts now have the chance to follow in the wheel tracks of Lotus legends after the Lotus Driving Academy reopened in August 2017.



Lotus over a range of track driving experiences for any licence holder over the age of 21. From as little as £119 for its ‘Scare Yourself Sensible’ package right through to the intensive ‘Gold’ course at £799, the Lotus Driving Academy offers a range of driving experiences suitable for anyone looking for a more involving and informative track session that will enhance and hone their driving skills. Bookings can be made via the Lotus Driving Academy Website , by calling (+44) 01953 608547 or emailing Bookings@

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Want to enjoy your music in peace and quiet or keep the noise personal? The MS301 wireless headphone is available from Amazon for just £69.99 and offers premium sound and customer service at a truly affordable price. The Mixcder MS301 headphones are designed and built utilising all of the company’s knowledge and experience gained in the audio sector. The headphones feature an aluminium alloy shell with a smooth glossy metal finish on the outer ear cups to avoid unnecessary vibrations. The adjustable headband is made of stainless steel for strong durability and is padded headband for extreme comfort. The headphones are also foldable for easy transportation.


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Mixcder’s goal is to make great sound truly accessible to everybody offering the best quality headset in today’s market whilst also being great value for money. The MS301’s are built using premium quality materials and Mixcder is so confident in its audio range it offers a 30 day money back guarantee if a customer is not completely happy. Add to this the glowing customer reviews on Amazon and a 12 month warranty, the Mixcder MS301’s is set to become one of the best performing, best value headphones in the UK sector.

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Christmas Gifts For parents Christmas is a busy time for parents so why not give them a gift to help them relax? This Christmas give the gift of a good night’s sleep! Scentered’s Christmas gift sets containing their 100% natural Sleep Well aromatherapy balms and therapeutic candles are just what’s needed to prepare for a visit to The Land of Nod, thanks to a fragrant blend of relaxing Palmarosa, calming Lavender and soothing Ylang Ylang. The wellbeing benefits resulting from a good night’s sleep are on everyone’s wish list, such as improved mood, greater creativity, better fitness, happier relationships and generally a healthier lifestyle. So not only do Scentered’s Gift Sets look gorgeous, they will make you feel gorgeous too! The Ultimate Sleep Set £39.99 Scentered’s Sleep Well Therapy Balm hidden in a beautiful Christmas bauble. A fragrant blend of relaxing Palmarosa, calming Lavender and soothing Ylang Ylang. Apply to pulse points (wrist, neck and temples) before going to bed, inhale deeply and reset your mood. Repeat this ritual nightly to support a long term healthy sleeping habit. Sleep Well therapeutic travel candle (85g). A sophisticated floral lavender blend that fills the room with a gloriously natural fragrance and harnesses the relaxing and soothing therapeutic benefits of Lavender, Chamomile, Palmarosa and Ho Wood, balanced with Geranium and Ylang Ylang. The Patchouli, Cedarwood and Clove base adds a modern oriental twist with calming warmth. A silver 100% silk eye mask. Blocks out unwanted light, to ensure the best possible chance of achieving an uninterrupted night’s sleep. A cotton fabric Scentered drawstring sleepwear bag for all your sleep essentials Mindful Aromatherapy Minis in a Tin £26 The perfect stocking filler. Scentered’s five best-selling 100% natural aromatherapy balms - Sleep Well, DeStress, Focus, Escape and Be Happy - in mini sizes (1.5g) in a sturdy travel perfect tin. Designed to help you stay centered, wherever, whenever –


on holiday, the gym, at work. Combine the power of these pure essential oils with a simple mindfulness technique, and take a moment, breathe deeply and reset your mood. Christmas Gifts from Christmas Past Some gifts are just too good to change - everyone loves Scentered’s Balmy Baubles. Twist the bauble to reveal a Scentered 100% natural, fragrance therapy balm at the core of each orb. Each of the four balms (De-Stress, Love, Focus and Sleep Well) are designed to help busy people cope with the challenges of modern day living and achieve their best at all times – even at Christmas! £14.50 each Ultimate Survival Kit And for those that deserve a little of everything, present them with Scentered’s Ultimate Survival Kit containing one of each of the fab five Scentered balms; De-Stress, Sleep Well, Love, Escape and memory boosting Focus with a neat zip up and go Scentered bag. A gift that’s guaranteed to help your nearest and dearest do their best every day. £50 Order online at 10% of the net profits made by Scentered is donated to Women for Women International, an organisation which empowers women to improve their lives and the lives of others

Socks Well it wouldn’t be Christmas without a pair of socks! So Pull your socks up this year with an exciting range from the London Sock Company. The London Sock Company has an array of luxury gift items that has something for everyone, including the 22 item Ultimate Man Set, special ‘For Me & My Dad’ presents. Simply Traditional, £36 Simply Traditional 3 paired gift set includes 3 of our most classic colours including Ebony Black, Cannon Ball Grey and Earl Grey. The Traditional Set, £69 The Traditional 6 paired gift set includes 3 of their most classic colours including Ebony Black, Cannon Ball Grey and Earl Grey.

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Christmas Gifts The perfect Christmas gift for chocolate lovers

Exceptionally Traditional, £159 The exceptionally Traditional gift boxes includes 15- pairs of either Ebony Black, Cannonball Grey or Royal Navy, with a variety of logo colours.

Everyone has a chocoholic friend or family member. Give them something they’ll really enjoy this Christmas; luxury Guylian Belgian chocolates. Guylian Praline Sea Shells – 50% bigger for Christmas 2017 Guylian’s Sea Shells are made using only the finest, hand selected Mediterranean hazelnuts, which are roasted and caramelised to perfection before being blended with premium Belgian chocolate. You can never just have one, which is why the pack is now 50% bigger. Guylian Praline Sea Shells are available in a 375g box (RSP £6.75).

For Me & My Dad, from £28 Adult and Child Sock Gift Set The perfect gift for a dad and child to share this Christmas. ‘For Me & My Dad’ gift is available in a 2 pair or 4 pair set, which includes matching father and child socks. Other colours available. Finely knitted using luxury Scottish Lisle Cotton, these limited edition socks are as comfortable and stylish for little feet as they are for big. Child sizes available for ages 2-12 years.

Guylian’s Temptations – ideal to share during a Christmas movie These beautifully wrapped Sea Horse shaped Belgian chocolates are filled with Guylian’s newest flavour, latte macchiato, as well as favourites: original hazelnut praline, dark praline, soft caramel, milk truffle, and crunchy biscuit. Perfect to share with the family during a Christmas film. Guylian’s Temptations are available in a 522g pouch (RSP £10).

Sock Club Gift Subscription, from £30 Gift a gentleman our stylish Sock Club subscription gift card, providing the ultimate convenience of new stylish socks delivered through his letterbox each month. With the ability to choose his own styles or enjoy monthly surprises, this is the Christmas gift that truly keeps on giving. Available to buy in 3, 6 or 12-month memberships, with the choice of 1, 2 or 3 pairs delivered each month. The perfect luxury treat for any worthy and traditional dressing gentleman. For more information or to order online visit

No More X Factor!

You may have heard that X Factor could be disappearing from our screens. But do not let it spoil your Christmas when you can create your own auditions at home with, Lucky Voice at-home karaoke kits which make a great gift for all ages. The kits are priced from £60 (£70 for the Gold and Festive versions) and come in various colours, such as hot pink, gold, electric blue and a limitededition Christmas Jumper printed mic. UK stockists include Amazon, Selfridges and Urban Outfitters.

Belgian Classics and Deluxe Assortment – a perfect luxury gift A great gift for chocolate lovers. Choose from the classic selection of Guylian chocolates you know and love or an assortment of delicious Belgian chocolates in a variety of flavours. These delectable chocolates are sure to impress. The 430g Belgian Classics gift box has an RSP of £10 and the larger Deluxe Assortment is available in a 528g box (RSP £14).

Making Christmas Personal What do you get the person who has everything? Something personal and unique. This Christmas, 3Drakes, can help you get gifting and wrapping all sorted.

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Christmas Gifts

EN Magazine spoke to Doug and Marci, owners of 3Drakes about what they can offer. “We can help with making your gift for your loved truly unique. Whether it be sharing a joke, sharing a memory or simply personalising your gift, we can help. We have a large range of items available: clothing, teddies, cushions, towels, printed metal plaques, shopping bags, hats…. We can print or embroider your chosen message or image. “And, new in this year we have foils which add a touch of magic to your garments, meaning that your gift can be on trend too! We can offer silver, gold and rainbow metallic foils which are sure to add some sparkle to your Christmas.”

Christmas Gift Giveaway EN Magazine has a selection of the gifts from the Christmas Gift Guide to give away.


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It’s not just your gifts that can get personal. We have a range of jute bags and sacks that can be personalised ready to leave out for Father Christmas. Even your table can become unique with personalised tableware, individual napkins with perhaps a family logo or Christmas symbol and your guests names as their place setting. For the first time, we are making Family Christmas tshirts, just imagine capturing that precious family photo with you all in your customised t shirts. Why not make it a family tradition, just replacing t shirts as the little ones grow? Visit www.3drakes for more information or call 020 8363 9444

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Christmas Tipples and Hampers This Christmas will you be reaching for a bottle of wine to go with lunch or something a bit stronger to celebrate the festive season. Or are you going to be hunting for those special accompaniments that only appear at Christmas? This year why not turn away from the traditional French Champagne or Australian Chardonnay and try some drinks from the UK. EN Magazine brings you our guide to Christmas drinks all created here in the UK along with some ideas on feeding the family.

Sip in Style This Christmas with Bolney Wine Estate This Christmas, Bolney Wine Estate has hand-picked a selection of award-winning wines and wine speciality gifts which can be delivered to anywhere in the UK.

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If you are looking for a red that is the perfect accompaniment to a crisp cold winter’s day, then Bolney Wine Estate Lychgate Red at £14.99 is a fantastic match for turkey on the Christmas day table. Aromas of blackberries, black cherries and peppery spices give it a smooth, smoky and velvety finish.

Under £30 If you are looking for a special bottle of sparkling wine as a gift or for yourself, the internationally acclaimed, Bolney Bubbly at £23.99 is the perfect choice for a Christmas breakfast of smoked salmon to start the big day with a real treat. A stylish non vintage wine made in the traditional method, this quality sparkling makes a great present for those to whom you would like to introduce the merits of English wines. With hints of citrus fruits and gentle floral notes, this wine has a fine mousse and a balanced finish.

Or if you can not chose a wine how about a trip to the vineyard?

Spoil them with an experience they’ll never forget.

There is plenty of time to swirl, sniff, sip and savour the range of white, red, rosé and sparkling wines in the tutored wine tasting, followed by a lunch featuring superb local artisan breads and cheeses, classic Italian charcuterie, salads and dessert all matched to five of the award-winning wines. For those who want the quintessentially English Bolney Wine Estate experience at home, there’s an Afternoon Tea Hamper for £49. Including a bottle of the gold medal award -winning Eighteen Acre Rosé, a box of Joe’s Tea Earl Grey, a jar of Bolney Cherry and Vanilla Jam as well as a box of macaroons.

With a selection of Christmas treats to choose from at a range of prices, Bolney Wine Estate will ensure wine enthusiasts will have a very Merry Christmas.

A Bolney Grand Gourmet tour & tasting voucher with gift wallet at the 39 acre Sussex vineyard is a perfect gift for all wine enthusiasts, from experts to novices who would like to try something new. Priced at £85.00 for 2 people.

This voucher entitles the holder to a 3.5 hour guided vineyard and winery tour around the Estate deep in the Sussex countryside, where wine lovers will learn how the sandstone soil, southerly aspect and meticulous management contribute to the wines’ unique character. In the winery, guests will be shown how science, art and traditional craft skills come together to create the awardwinning English wines.

Bolney Wine Estate also have two luxury hampers on offer for the festive season: The Chocolate and Fizz Hamper (£55) including a bottle of the Cuvée Rosé, two Bolney branded flutes and delicious sparkling wine truffles. An elegant and traditional hamper to enjoy together, or open on Christmas morning. The Festive Feast Hamper (£65) including a bottle of the Bolney Estate Bacchus (the Sauvignon Blanc of England), the Bolney Estate Pinot Noir, a fantastic example of a cold climate pinot, as well as a Bolney cork screw, two cheeses from High Weald Dairy, a box of Miller’s Water Crackers and a jar of Bolney Chutney. All wine, hampers and gift experiences are available online at

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Food and Drink If you have visited a pub or bar this year you can hardly of helped notice the resurgence in Gin. From the well known brands to mico distilleries Gin is the must do drink this year. Brockmans is an independent English gin company set up by the founding partners, Neil Everitt and Bob Fowkes together with 2 other friends. With over 60 years combined experience in the drinks industry and a wealth of knowledge in gin distillation, they set out to write a new chapter in this famous English spirits history. Brockmans unique recipe of naturally grown aromatic botanicals are steeped in pure grain spirit for many hours to release their natural oils and aromas. The more traditional notes of gin are combined with a refreshing influence of citrus and aromatic wild berries. Bulgarian coriander plays its part, providing an aromatic, gingery orange top note. This blends perfectly with the soft and rounded harmonies of blueberries and blackberries, all of which is supported by the bottom note of Tuscan juniper berries. Dry, bittersweet Valencian orange peel elongates the deeper tones and gives an intensely smooth finish. Thereafter, Brockmans is slowly distilled in a 100 years old traditional copper still, where we capture the heart of the gin distillation. The distinctive gin notes derived from Brockmans unique recipe deliver an exquisite intensely smooth gin, with a uniquely defining sensual taste experience. For the festive season, how about is serving up some deliciously stylish cocktails. Each one of them draws out the blueberry and blackberry notes and the bitter-sweet Valencian orange peel and other exquisite botanicals that are present in the gin. Brockmans Gin is available from M&S (online and in around 140 branches); Harvey Nichols, Oddbins, Wine Rack, and a number of online stores and specialist drinks retailers (RRP £34). It’s the perfect Christmas gift so don’t just keep it to yourself. The four newest cocktail recipes involve Christmas spices and other ingredients providing a contemporary nod to festive traditions: these deliver cinnamon, port, cherry brandy, Prosecco, ginger and one even has a sprinkle of star-dust – well, in fact, silver satin sugar lustre, but magical nonetheless.

Brockmans Fiery Side

Ingredients 50ml Brockmans Gin 15ml Cinnamon syrup Ginger beer 10ml Cherry Brandy (a capful) Method Fill a highball glass with ice cubes, add the Brockmans Gin and cinnamon syrup; then top with ginger beer. Drizzle the Cherry Brandy over the top. Garnish: with a stick of cinnamon and a cherry


Brockmans Plum Delicious

Ingredients 40ML Brockmans Gin 25ML Calvados 25ML Apricot Liqueur 15ML Grapefruit juice Orange bitters Method Add all the ingredients & muddle with 2 fresh plums in a shaker and add a dash of orange bitters. Shake over ice, strain into a tumbler filled with a large ice ball. Garnish: with a thin slice of plum.

Brockmans Winter Bramble Ingredients 45ml Brockmans Gin 25ml lemon juice 10 ml Balsamic vinegar 10 ml Ruby Port 10ml Berry liqueur Method Fill a highball glass with crushed ice, break thyme and churn in the glass then pour in all the ingredients. Stir well. Garnish: with thyme and a dehydrated slice of lemon.

Brockmans Satin Maroon

Ingredients 25ml Brockmans Gin 10ml Fresh ginger juice 5ml Cherry Bitters Vial of Silver Satin (edible sugar-lustre) Prosecco Physard (aromatic) Bitters Sugar cube

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Food and Drink Method Pour the main ingredients and the silver satin into a shaker of ice and stir, then strain into a chilled coupe glass and top with Prosecco. Garnish: Soak a sugar cube with Physard Bitters and drop it into the glass.

Loch Lomond Whiskies for Christmas 2017 Whether shopping for loved ones or making your own whisky wish list, Loch Lomond Whiskies showcases the perfect gifts for Christmas 2017. Set on the shores of Loch Lomond, a natural wonder in the heart of Scotland, the Loch Lomond Distillery is inspired by its beautiful location to create an exceptional family of naturally distinctive whiskies. The innovative distillery’s unique combination of straight neck and swan neck stills enable it to craft a variety of flavours, from light and floral to heavily peated with a hint of spice, to suit everyone’s tastes this Christmas.

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old – £36.95 – 46.0% ABV

Loch Lomond 12 Year Old is a beautifully balanced whisky with a deep fruity character and hints of peat and smoke.

Inchmoan 12 Year Old – £44.95 – ABV 46.0% - www.

Inchmoan 12 Year Old is born from a combination of malt whiskies from the distillery’s traditional swan neck and unique straight neck pot stills, to create a peat character of exceptional depth, marrying smoke and spiciness perfectly. Matured for 12 years in a combination of re-charred American oak and refill bourbon American oak casks, it imparts sweet vanilla background notes that complement the soft peat style of Loch Lomond’s unique still set up. A perfect peaty present for Christmas 2017.

Loch Lomond Gift Pack - £21.95

Gift a journey through Loch Lomond with this specially created Loch Lomond Highland Single Malt Taster Pack.

Matured in three different cask types – bourbon, refill and re-charred - the expertly crafted single malt delivers notes of crisp green apple, ripe pear and refreshing lemon while the taste is fruity, vanilla and biscuit. The finish is gentle wood smoke with a lingering peaty tang, sure to leave a lasting impression on your loved one the Christmas.

Inchmurrin 12 Year Old – £41.95 – 46.0% ABV

The enchanting isle of Inchmurrin is the largest of Loch Lomond’s islands and its natural characteristics shine through in this exceptional single malt Scotch whisky. Known as the ‘Grassy Isle’ the island is soft, rounded and wonderfully wooded, just like the whisky itself. Inchmurrin 12 Year Old is aged in hand selected bourbon, refill and re-charred casks and then married together to create a lighter whisky with grassy notes and floral hints of pear drops, crème caramel, soft fruits, vanilla and fudge.

Whisky lovers can discover a selection of Loch Lomond whiskies with this collection of 3 x 5cl miniature bottles of Loch Lomond Original, Loch Lomond 12 Year Old and Loch Lomond 18 Year Old, presented in an eye-catching gift box. This gift pack showcases some of Loch Lomond’s very best single malt whiskies from the Scottish Highlands region. Find out more at

Vodka from Cows! Yes you read that right! ABOUT BLACK COW Situated on England’s West Dorset coast we produce the worlds only Pure Milk Vodka™ made entirely from the milk of grass grazed cows and nothing else. Fresh whole milk makes an exceptionally smooth vodka with a unique creamy character. THE IDEA CAME FROM? Pure Milk Vodka™ is the invention of West Dorset dairy farmer Jason Barber. His inspiration came from a

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Food and Drink desire to diversify the produce from his 250 strong dairy herd and his deep personal interest in vodka. HOW IS IT MADE? The milk is separated into curds and whey. The curds are used to make cheese, the whey is fermented into a beer using a special yeast that converts the milk sugar into alcohol. This milk beer is then distilled and treated to our secret blending process. The vodka is then triple filtered and finished, before being hand bottled. Black Cow is made from the same milk that is used to make Barber’s 1833 cheddar, and our own Black Cow Deluxe Cheddar. For further information visit

gifting, and now has several TV appearances under its belt including being tasted live on Channel 4 with Clare Balding and Alan Carr at Crufts, and more recently one of the key products featured in BBC’s The Apprentice. Interest has also gone from strength to strength in recent months and, coupled with sales of WOOF&BREW’s doggy beer, ‘Bottom Sniffer’, the company has seen over 1⁄2 million bottles on their way to fill the shelves in time for Christmas. The products will be available in over 500 independent stores as well as major retail chains. Providing the purrfect treat for those on four feet, ‘Pawsecco’ allows owners to now share the experience in ‘raising a glass’ with their pets.

A Hamper served for you!

Christmas is a time for friends, family and feasting and this year Corrigan’s Mayfair are taking the stress out of cooking the feast. Richard Corrigan, one of the world’s most notable chefs, has put together a delicious hamper for the holidays which showcases their renowned and award winning cooking with a selection of the finest festive goods. Choose from either the Gourmet Christmas Hamper or the Luxury Christmas Hamper which comes complete with a personal butler service! Treat friends and family with Corrigan’s magnificent hamper in the comfort of your home with a roaring fire and the aroma of fir filling the room. Christmas Hamper - £120 Luxury Christmas Hamper with Butler - £1,000 To order the hampers please visit: www.corrigansmayfair.

Pawsecco, which is non-alcoholic, non-carbonated and contains no grapes, is available in both ‘Pet-House White’ and ‘Pet-House Rose’, Created with the advice of veterinary experts and taste-tested by dogs and cats, these specialized healthy, herbal infusions are made with 100% natural herbs, using Elderflower, Ginseng & Linden Blossom. This still ‘wine’ offers an elaborate, stylish treat, but one that also has real substance. Designed to pour over food, making the perfect ‘au jus’, or serve as a drink, our feline friends and dearest doggies have already given Pawsecco the palatability paws up. So let’s all raise a glass to Santa Paws this Christmas!

WIN WIN WIN And don’t forget your four legged friends this Christmas! Good friends bring happiness, but best friends bring ‘Pawsecco’. WOOF&BREW’s ‘Pawsecco’, a still ‘wine’ for cats & dogs, has been flying off the shelves since its launch in March of this year, and is now firmly establishing itself as one of the top products on pets Christmas wish lists. The product scooped Gold at PATS Sandown, one of the UK’s largest trade shows, winning best new product in


EN Magazine has a bottel of Brockmans Gin and a Loch Lomond Gift Pack to give away. To be in with a chance of winning just tell us in which country is Loch Lomond? To enter, email your answers to competitions@ or, by post, to Competitions, EN Magazine, 63 High Street, Potters Bar, EN6 5AS. Please include name, address and a daytime phone number. The closing date for all entries is Friday 15th December. Please include your date of birth with your entry.

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What To Do With Christmas Dinner Left Overs So you have sat through the Christmas dinner and have partaken in an abundance of Turkey Stuffing and all the trimmings but there is still more leftovers that you thought you started with!! EN Magazines brings you some top recipes for left over Christmas dinners for you to enjoy.

Ultimate Boxing Day Bubble & Squeak from

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www.watercress. Serves 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: 400g leftover roast potatoes 400g leftover veg: carrots, peas, parsnips etc 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, diced 100g watercress, half roughly chopped 4 medium eggs Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper Method Preheat oven to 180°C. In a non-stick frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil, then add the bacon and fry until the fat has browned nicely. Add in the leftover potatoes, vegetables and chopped watercress and mash everything together, continuing to fry for about 15 minutes or until the veg has begun to crisp. Add salt and pepper to taste Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Remove the potato mix from the pan then shape into four flat rounds. Made an indentation in each one, big enough to contain a cracked egg, then use a fish slice to carefully transfer the rounds onto your baking tray. Carefully crack the eggs onto the centre of the rounds, then place in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of sea salt and black pepper on top and some fresh watercress on the side.

Tribute Ale Turkey Mac and Cheese

Here’s an easy macaroni cheese to use up leftover turkey meat. A wonderful and comforting favourite for everyone from St Austell Brewery’s. Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 mins Serves 4 Ingredients 100g cubed cooked turkey (white and dark meat) 50g uncooked elbow macaroni 50g shredded cheddar cheese (Wyke farm if available) 50g unsalted butter

50g plain flour 250ml milk 250ml St Austell Brewery’s Tribute ale* 1 sprig of curly parsley/chopped finely 15 g golden breadcrumb 1/4 teaspoon pepper Method Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, melt the butter. Slowly whisk in the flour until the mix starts to look like grains of sand. Add the milk slowly and whisk until all the lumps have disappeared and you have a smooth and silky white sauce. Keep the white sauce to cool. In a separate deep pan bring some water to boil. Add the pasta to boiling water and cook for 8 minutes. Drain the water and keep the pasta to cool. Mix the cooked pasta with the white sauce and fold in the diced turkey, half of the cheese and chopped parsley. Spoon the creamy pasta mix into a heat proof baking dish, top with the rest of the grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Cook the turkey macaroni cheese for 15-20minutes until the cheese has melted and there is a golden crust on top. Serve the turkey macaroni cheese with dressed green salad on the side. For an extra hint of luxury try adding some sweet corn kernels to the pasta bake and top the dish up with crumblings of sage and onion stuffing, it’s sinfully divine. St Austell Brewery’s Tribute ale is available at Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and can be ordered from the Brewery’s online store

Boxing Day Turkey and Raspberry Salad Fresh raspberries and shaved asparagus turn an everyday rice salad into something more exotic and festive . A great recipe idea from

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Food and Drink Serves 6 Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 20-25 minutes 200g (7oz) easy cook brown rice 50g (2oz) wild rice 6 small red onions, cut into wedges 1 tablespoon olive oil 100g (4oz) red cabbage, thinly shredded 200g (7oz) cold roast turkey, diced 150g (5oz) asparagus, trimmed 175g (6oz) raspberries Large handful of rocket leaves Dressing 2 tablespoons redcurrant jelly 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (400F), Gas Mark 6. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil, add the brown and wild rice, bring the water back to the boil then simmer for 20-25 minutes until just tender. Drain into a sieve, rinse with cold water and drain again. Meanwhile, add the onions to a small roasting tin, drizzle with the oil and roast for 25-30 minutes until softened and golden around the edges. To make the dressing, add the redcurrant jelly, vinegar, mustard and lemon rind and juice to a small saucepan. Season with salt and pepper then whisk over a low heat until the dressing is smooth and the jelly has melted. Leave to cool. Add the rice, onions, red cabbage and turkey to a large salad plate or bowl. Drizzle over the dressing and lightly toss together. Shave the asparagus into thin strips by laying the stems on a chopping board and running a swivel bladed vegetable peeler along the length. Sprinkle over the salad with the raspberries and rocket then serve.

Method Pre heat the oven to180C. Lay the left over roast potatoes onto a baking tray and roast for 5 minutes so the potatoes are crisp. 
 Place the chorizo in a frying pan and fry until crisp, set to one side. 
 In the same frying pan, add the sliced onions, garlic and thyme and slowly sauté until soft and 
slightly caramelised. Season with salt and pepper. 
 Add the roast turkey and the cooked chorizo and cook for a further 5-6mins stirring 
 Add the roasted potatoes and gently mix through ensuring you do not break the potatoes up. 
 Plate the hash and serve with a fried egg, sliced avocado and a garnish of roughly chopped 

Christmas Pudding Apple Crumble

Ingredients Christmas Pudding Crumble 120g butter
270gplain flour 350gChristmas pudding Apple Filling 450g Bramley apples, cut into 1cm cubes 1tbsp caster sugar
1tsp cinnamon (optional) Method Puree the Christmas pudding in a food blender until completely smooth N.B pureeing is important as if you just crumble it, it may burn. 
 Cube the butter and add to the flour, followed by the smooth Christmas pudding; rub the butter and Christmas pudding into the flour to create a light breadcrumb texture. 

Not to be left out this year Sainsbury’s have shared a couple of recipes which we are sure you will be leaving a little of your Christmas dinner to create the next day.

Left-Over Christmas Hash with Turkey, Chorizo, Egg and Avocado

After a busy few days, something comforting can be just the ticket. Here, Sainsbury’s WastelessSave more recipe combines the heartiness of potatoes and chorizo with the revitalising ingredients of avocado and freshly chopped coriander. Ingredients (Serves 2-4)
3 onions, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Handful of thyme, finely chopped 70g chorizo
200g roast turkey, shredded
Left-over roast potatoes
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1 tbsp vegetable oil
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Place the apples into a bowl and mix in the cinnamon and caster sugar, place in the microwave for approx. 3mins until the apple just begins to soften slightly. 
 Transfer into an ovenproof dish and top with the crumble. 
 Bake in the oven which has been preheated to180 degrees C,for20-30mins. 

Business attending that specific show because they are interested or involved in the industry you work in. Key decision makers will be visiting your stand and will be in a buying mode.


Build Your Database

It may not be taking place until next February but the Enfield Expo is already creating a stir, with lots of local businesses already taking space at this event. A regular date in the business calendar, the Enfield Expo is an essential event to attend for business owners, managers and start ups to meet likeminded people, service providers and advisors helping them to learn, develop and grow. The next Enfield Expo will be taking place at the Dugdale Centre on February 15th between 9am and 5pm. Once again it’s free to attend and will be a day of information, inspiration and innovation. There will be an exhibition featuring around 40 expert exhibitors, 4 great seminars, 1-1 advice and a business mastermind session to answer questions and give guidance.

Why Exhibit?

There are many reasons for you to exhibit as this event, so before investing time and money make sure clear objectives are set. Here are some of the main benefits of joining us on the day.

Increase Brand Awareness

Increase your reach to your customers and raise market awareness, adding yourselves to the radar of potential future customers.

Present Your Products & Services Face To Face With Potential Clients

No other form of marketing offers the same experience and results as being at an exhibition. Your stand is your ‘shop floor’, and you have the visitor’s full attention. It’s your chance to make a big impression on potential clients and demonstrate or sell your products in a live environment. It’s a chance for them to touch feel, see and play with them!

Build Relationships

It is much easier to build a relationship in person than it is over the phone or by email. Use this opportunity to communicate with visitors with a view to selling or demonstrating your products/service and securing new clients.

The leads generated help you to build your marketing database and add more people into your sales funnel. With speed & casual networking across the day, you could meet a great number of additional people who could convert into paying clients.

See What Your Competitors Are Doing

Use this opportunity to take a walk around the exhibition and find out what your competitors are offering. Not Letting Your Competition Seize The Opportunity If you are not there, your competitors probably will be – they will get the opportunities and make the sales that you are not interested in!

What Do I Get If I Exhibit?

We will not only give you exposure on the day but also in the lead up to the event: On confirmation, you will be listed on the event website with a link back to your website (great for SEO) and contact details We announce on the site and via social media that you are participating You can add relevant news to the event site, with additional SEO benefits On the day, you get 5ftx 2ft table and chairs Access to power (on request when booking) Listing in the event guide

How Much Does It Cost

Standard pricing to become an exhibitor is £299 ex VAT and gives you everything listed above. As we are aimed at promoting business locally, if you are based in Enfield you will receive a £100 discount, that’s over 30%, so the price is £199 ex VAT. Premium Members of Your Business Community can claim their exhibitor benefit and pay £149 ex VAT, a discount of 50% To be fair to all exhibitors there are only a maximum of 2 stands per trade/profession so please make contact ASAP to secure your space. For further information contact Ted Wigzell Mobile - 07801 924208 ted.wigzell@

Product Launch

One of the best reasons for exhibiting is to raise awareness of a new product/service. This exciting time for your company can be relayed to the potential customer through product demonstrations, and is also your chance to give your sales pitch and generate mass interest.

Generate Leads

You can obtain leads which are of much higher quality than anywhere else. You are amongst people who are

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What’s On be performing her classic Northern Soul Hit ‘Lost Summer Love’. They will be performing on this year’s Children In Need ‘Soul Night Out Concert’ hosted by Tony Blackburn for BBC Radio London. The late, great Edwin Starr’s brother Angelo Starr is the original musical director for the 8 piece band The Team. He has taken over lead vocals performing all their fantastic classics, plus great Motown and Soul covers. Further details of shows and to book visit www. Box office 01707 645005 The Elvis Years Saturday 10th February at 7.45pm Millfield Theatre Tickets £23.50 £21.50 concs The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the ‘king of rock and roll’ - Elvis Presley. With a top line-up of actormusicians, multiple costume changes and nostalgic film footage, this glittering two-hour production charts the musical and emotional highs and lows of Elvis’ amazing journey from poor truck-driving teenager from Tupelo, Mississippi through the army, Hollywood and finally the legendary Las Vegas concerts. Further detials and booking visit Box office 020 8807 6680 The Illegal Eagles Wyllyotts Theatre Friday 23rd Feb 8pm Tickets £25.50 £24,50 concs The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound. Featuring the very best from the Eagles repertoire including: ‘Hotel California’; ‘Take it to the Limit’; ‘Life in the Fast Lane’; ‘Take It Easy’; ‘Lyin’ Eyes’; ‘Desperado’ and plenty more. Further details of shows and to book visit Box office 01707 645005

FAITH - The George Michael Legacy Thursday 22nd February at 7.45pm Millfield Theatre, Tickets £22.50 a celebration of 35 years of hit records and will take you on a journey from Georges early years with Wham to his successful solo career. Performing those everlasting hits such as “Club Tropicana”, “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”, “I’m Your Man”, “Faith”, “Father Figure”, “Fast Love”, “Amazing” and “Outside”. Not forgetting the romantics, his tribute would not be complete without the timeless ballads like “Careless Whisper”, “A Different Corner” and “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”. If you are a fan please join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all. “Uncanny, looks and sounds like the real superstar” – STAGE MAGAZINE Further detials and booking visit Box office 020 8807 6680 REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS Adorned Community Gospel Choir - Meet on Tuesdays 7:30pm9pm at St Paul’s Centre, 102 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR Come sing your heart out with Adorned Community Gospel Choir. Be uplifted and encouraged by upbeat contemporary and classic Gospel songs. All are welcome, no auditions, no need to read music. sign up at adornedvoicesuk@ or visit www. Tel: 07980550542 Albany Badminton United play at Oasis Academy,South Street,Ponders End every Wed.8.30pm to 10 pm. All standards welcome.Open for over 16 years old.£5 a session. We have 4 courts and good facilities.Large car park in Falcon Rd. very near the school.Contact Sheila Nielsen on 0208366 1901 for more details or just turn up on the night. Adoramus Choir meets every Tuesday in term time at Christ Church House from 8.00-10.00pm. The Choir has a Christian ethos and gives 5/5 concerts each year with orchestral accompaniment performing in a variety of styles of music. For further information contact or .

Broomfield Park Laughter Club. Free community group Last Sunday of the month. Meet us at the bandstand at 11 am. (Aldermans Hill, London N13 4RB) Laughter really is the best medicine Bosst you mood Lower Stress improves health No Special Equipment or Clothing It’s Fun & Easy…All You Need Is YOU!! For more information contact Denise Ryan 07946372853 or Nick Nicholson 07985386606 (After 6pm) Enfield Arthritis Group Frist Wednesday of the month 6pm to 8pm The Art Town 29-30 The Town Enfield Whether you have arthritis or care for some with the condition Our Group is for You For more information about the group please email enfieldarthritissocialgroup@ or call Arthritis Care on 020 7380 6522 Second Sunday Car Club The Plough Pub Crews Hill Enfield Middx 10-00 to midday Bring something interesting along with two, three or four wheels FaceBook#Second Sunday Car Club Whitewebbs Museum of Transport and Model Railway: open every Tuesday and the last Sunday of the month. Annual membership available. Special events held and parties welcome. Whitewebbs Road, Enfield, EN2 9HW (near Crews Hill): Tel No: 0208-367 1898. Web address http://www.whitewebbsmuseum. Hertfordshire Showband 60 strong Community Concert and Marching Band based in Potters Bar. Core age teens and young adults, but with several

senior members as well! Brass, wind and percussion players always welcome to join us. Very sociable group with lots of good gigs and fun activities, including Lord Mayor’s Show, Disneyland Paris, Christmas Concert. Rehearsals Monday nights, Mount Grace School, Potters Bar. Training Band 7pm to 8pm Senior Band 8pm to 9.30pm Membership just £12 per month – uniform supplied. Many instruments free on loan. Contact Terry Barnes 01707 650209 Southgate Photographic Society are a friendly group of amateur photographers who meet on Tuesday evenings in St Paul’s Church Hall, Winchmore Hill, 8.00 – 10.00 pm, term time, to socialise and improve our skills. We would really like to meet you – please email Mike on info@ for further information. 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 01707655297 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. Our repertoire ranges from classical overtures and symphonies to Palm Court, opera, marches and musical medleys. Our friendly orchestra accommodates all sections, with vacancies for strings and brass and a waiting-list for woodwind.

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What’s On We play approximately 8-10 pieces of music from our library of over 400 scores for a month and change the music every month. We do not give concerts and a minimum level of Grade 5 is recommended. (We are a rehearsal orchestra and do not give concerts, so no stress!) Tea and biscuits included! No upper age limit! Subscriptions £60 a year, single sessions £2.00 (First two sessions are free) For further information contact Amanda Ladell on 0208372 Potters Bar’s Twin Towns The Municipalities and Twinning Clubs of Franconville (nr. Paris) and Viernheim (nr. Mannheim) offer a warm welcome to local clubs and residents on a reciprocal basis. Make new friends - and there is so much to see, do and learn. Interested? Contact pbtwintowns@ 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 Decorative and Fine Arts Society Meet on the last Thursday of the month 10.00a.m.-12.00noon St Paul’s Community Centre, Church Street, Enfield. Varied programme of lectures given by excellent speakers. We welcome visitors and new members. for more information go to www.enfield-dfas. or call 020 8367 3171 Barnet Walks A series of guided walks around the borough of Barnet, and Cockfosters. These include: The Battle of Barnet, Barnet Ghosts (including Halloween walks), Dickens in North London, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Monken Hadley Common to Cockfosters, Mill Hill, High Barnet, Monken Hadley. Also walks

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in London, including Soho and Jack the Ripper. For details please phone 07506 761294, or email Website 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 and watch some Members’ Films. 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.

visitors and potential members to attend up to four meetings before subscriptions become payable. For more information contact John McAndrew 0n 020 8920 6651, email info@edmontoncameraclub. or find out more about the club and our current programme by looking at our website www. The North London Humanist Group provides activities for the non-religious to meet like-minded 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: uk/ E-mail: nlhumanists@gmail. com Tel.Secretary: 020 8886 4176

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Held at Dame Alice Owen’s School, Sports Hall, Potters Bar every Outstanding twoWriters story, six bedroomTuesday Vacation sleeps up to Winchmore Hill 8pmVilla to 10pm. 12 available from as little as £650 a week. Located 15 minutes We’re a small,friendly group There are 5 courts always available. from the Disney Theme Parks. who meet on occasional Sunday Membership is by invitation and afternoons in Winchmore Hill to new members with experience are Facilities Swimming Spa, TVs, Games Room develop ourinclude skills and for mutual Pool, always welcome. We are a small Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment support. Group lead by Christine friendly club with social events Vial,experienced tutor and organised throughout the year. provided, & Wi-Fi. published writer.All kinds of writing If you are interested please contact and levels of020 experience (including for for moreinfo’ details. 01707 Telephone 8366 3311 or 07967Yvonne 681908 on the none) welcome. Please contact me 642328, fantastic rates available for both high & low Season. for dates, topics andVisit cost future sessions Christine 0790 5209 459 Whist Drive or Every Thursday 1.30p.mActivity com 1st floor Skinners Court 1 Option room 1 above Edmonton Camera Club £90 perPellipar monthClose N13Admission £2.50 Meets at Millfield House Arts includes raffle and tea and biscuits. Centre N18 1PJ, on most Mondays Details contact Pat 0208 482 3449 between September and Mid-June. We pride ourselves on being The Enfield Writers’ Workshop a very friendly club and invite meets on Friday evenings from

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What’s On 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 Record 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. 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 and watch some Members’ Films. 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; 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 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 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 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. 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 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@ The Rotary Club of Edmonton Venue - The Winchmore 235 Winchmore Hill Road Winchmore Hill London N21 1QA 020 8886 6385Meeting each Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm Southgate Rotary Venue - Jolly Farmers 2 Enfield Road Enfield Middx. EN2 7QS 020 8363 1917 Meeting each Monday 6.30pm for 7pm 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

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