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February 2018

MAGAZINE Valentines Gift Ideas and Recipes

Lose Weight in 2018

Local News & What’s On In Your Area

Keeping the Love Alive

Welcome to your February 2018 issue of en MAGAZINE Contents

Hello and welcome to the first issue of EN Magazine in 2018.

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Keen observers will notice the star of our front cover is back again! And yes, Jack is still with his love!

In this issue of EN Magazine, we look at how you too can nurture your love, whether new or established love. With advice on relationships and gifts and loved up recipes, we’ve got Valentines Day covered!

Page 12 - Healthy and Beauty - Weight loss Page 21 - Valentines - Gift Guide Page 20 - Valentines - Recipes

Can you believe we are already heading into February? With summer rapidly approaching and New Years resolutions still fresh, we talk to two local weight loss champions about how they have reached and maintained their goals and how you too can achieve the body you wish for.

Page 21 - Lifestyle - Relationship

We are keen to hear what you would like to read about this year in our editorials – gardening; car reviews; local restaurant reviews;

Page 22 - What’s On and Things To Do


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Local News and Events

Save money and keep warm this winter A free service from Enfield Council could help eligible residents save hundreds of pounds and make their homes more energy efficient. Enfield offers residents a free visit from a fully trained Green Doctor, who can help them save money on their energy bills. A range of energy saving measures are available, including draught proofing, low energy light bulbs, radiator panels and shower savers. The Green Doctors also offer free energy efficiency hints and tips to help find the cheapest gas and electricity prices. They can also make referrals to Income Maximisation services to ensure the residents claim all the benefits and grants they are entitled to. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration & Business,


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Cllr Alan Sitkin, said: “We’re committed to making sure residents are warm and well this winter so we’re urging people to check if they’re eligible for free energy efficiency advice.” “This expert help will save our most vulnerable residents money, but more importantly will help keep them well during the winter period. We can help reduce health inequalities through effective partnership working and make sure our population stays out of hospital during the busiest time of the year.” To book your free visit ring 0800 060 7567 (freephone) or apply online at www. applyforleap.org.uk

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Enfield Cancer Charity Launches New Premises There was cause for celebration when The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre, Baker Street, Enfield officially launched its new premises. At an event on Friday 26th January, guests were treated to a guided tour of the purpose-designed space and had the opportunity to speak with health-care professionals in their dedicated counselling, lymphoedema, consultation and therapy rooms. The Mayor of Enfield, councillor Christine Hamilton, was on hand to cut the ribbon and said,

“It is my pleasure to be here today to open this wonderful new site for The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre. It is superb that such a vibrant, enthusiastic team are behind this local support mechanism that does so much to help those in need and their carers and families.”

Andrew Bone, one of the three founding trustees said, “It is wonderful to have such support from the community and we would not be here without them. With the increased space we now have and therefore the diary time now available to us, we hope to

increase our services from helping 600 people a year to over 1000 people a year and the aim is to achieve this within the next three years.” Since the birth of the charity 15 years ago, The Nightingale had been sharing premises with several other charities at The Lancaster Centre, Enfield, limiting the amount of services they could provide.

Former client and current volunteer Sue Abbs said, “When I had breast cancer 11 years ago, The Nightingale became a huge part of my life and recovery. Nothing compares to being able to chat to people going through the same experience.”

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Local News and Events

Funding helps bring a ‘splash of colour’ to Potters Bar Potters Bar’s inaugural celebration of the Hindu festival of colour, weekly activity sessions for people living with dementia and lifesaving equipment for a village hall are among the initiatives to benefit recently from £1500 of funding by local councillors. Hertsmere Borough Councillor Abhishek Sachdev has awarded £500 from the council’s Ward Improvement Initiative Scheme (WIIS) to Potters Bar Indians to help towards the costs of staging a Holi celebration in the town. The event, due to take place at the

beginning of March, will be the first one of its kind in Potters Bar and follows on from previous Diwali celebrations organised by the group. Councillors Martin Worster, Jean Heywood, Cynthia Barker and Ruth Lyon have used the scheme to provide £500 for Herts Mind Network. The funding will be used to help fund two hour activity sessions for people living with dementia and Alzhiemers. While Councillor Peter Wayne has given £500 of his WIIS allocation to South Mimms Parish Council towards the cost of a defibrillator for the

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village hall. The equipment is designed to deliver a dose of electric current to a person whose heart has stopped. Cllr Sachdev said: “I’m delighted I’ve been able to support Potters Bar’s first Holi celebration in this way. Holi is a fun, colourful festival that everyone, no matter their age or ability can enjoy. “By bringing this important event in the Hindu calendar to our corner of Hertfordshire, I hope it will help encourage greater community cohesion and foster even stronger links between all sections of the town’s population.” Cllr Wayne said: “Anyone who has survived a heart attack or anyone who knows someone who has suffered one, will tell you getting assistance in the first minutes is vital to survival.” “This defibrillator will benefit not just those who use the village hall but the wider community, as it will

be accessible at all times.” Cllr Heywood, who contributed £145 towards the cost of weekly activity sessions for dementia sufferers, said: “If you have a relative or if you know somebody living with dementia or Alzheimer’s, then these activity sessions can be lifeline. “They are a chance for those affected by the illness to socialise together, take part in music sessions, art classes, memory exercises and seated exercises to help build confidence and independence. I’m pleased that along with my fellow councillors we can support this worthwhile cause.” WIIS gives each of the borough’s 39 councillors £500 to spend on local projects throughout the year. To apply to Hertsmere’s WIIS please contact your local borough councillor or call 020 8207 7801. For more information visit www. hertsmere.gov.uk/WIIS

Anti-social behaviour clampdown Enfield residents have given support to new Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) which will provide more effective powers to help reduce anti-social behaviour in the borough. Car-cruising, the use of psychoactive substances on our street and intimidatory loitering in Enfield will be targeted as new rules come into play. Of the 20 anti-social behaviours Enfield Council consulted on, all received between 80% and 98% support from respondents. The behaviours targeted cover: - Control of alcohol consumption - Vehicle cruising, which includes speeding, driving in convoy, racing, performing stunts, sounding horns and revving engines - Riding of mopeds causing distress, alarm or annoyance and/or criminal damage - Holding or throwing of fireworks to cause intimidation, etc. - Prostitution - Persons loitering, causing nuisance, etc., in and around council estate blocks - Intimidatory begging - Possession, consumption, supply and use of psychoactive substances (formerly known as ‘legal highs’) - Dog ownership and dog controls including having disposable bags,

picking up of faeces, walking a maximum of four dogs at a time (or up to six if licensed by the Council), excluding dogs from certain areas and playgrounds and keeping dogs on leads - Smoking in children’s playgrounds, including smokeless and electronic cigarettes - Flying of drones - Motor vehicles left on Council land or land adjoining the highway for an unreasonable period of time - Sale of goods to stationary vehicles at main road junctions The Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said: “The behaviours considered in the consultation were reported and raised by residents, councillors, the Police and council officers. Respondents provided a great deal of information and many useful comments, which helped inform the PSPOs. Their participation, together with that of the Police, were invaluable and for that we are immensely grateful. ” The PSPOs come into force within the next couple of months. A breach of a PSPO would be a criminal offence, subject to a fixed penalty notice or possibly prosecution.

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Award Winning Wines Grown On Our Doorstep Forty Hall Vineyard is a local award winning, not-for-profit social enterprise and London’s only commercial-scale vineyard. Situated on 10 acres of beautiful organic green space at Forty Hall Farm. The vines are planted over two south facing fields buzzing with wildlife and with beautiful views that look to the City of London. It all began in 2009 with the first acre planted by over 100 volunteers. The vineyard was founded by Sarah Vaughan-Roberts in partnership with Capel Manor College. The idea combined Sarah’s interest in horticulture and wine with her passionate desire to enable others to experience the social and therapeutic benefits of outdoor activity. The project is led and managed by a close-knit group of passionate and dedicated local volunteers


who work tirelessly and enthusiastically yearround, come rain or shine, to maintain and nurture over 14,500 vines. Working alongside the volunteers, our trained eco-therapists, provide a listening ear if needed. The services are enjoyed by a wide range of people including retired professionals, young people, adults with learning difficulty and others living in the local community, all working side-by-side. We believe that everyone can benefit from a bit of ‘ecotherapy’. All of the vines and wines are certified as organic by the Soil Association and they are gradually introducing biodynamic vineyard management. The wines are vegan to boot! The grapes are grown naturally, with as little intervention as possible, so that the wine produced from these grapes best

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reflects the terroir, the unique characteristics of the place, the soil and its microclimate. Currenlty the vineyard growes five varieties of grapes: Ortega and Bacchus for still white wines, and the three Champagne varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay for our traditional-method sparkling wines. Forty Hall Vineyard work with the extremely talented (multiple award winning) winemaker, Will Davenport, who runs Davenport Vineyards in

Kent, is passionate about making organic wine. In 2014 he was awarded a gold medal for “Most Outstanding Sparkling Wine” in the English Wine Awards. Using modern equipment, but traditional methods, following strict organic principles, he leaves the grapes to speak for themselves. Last year saw the release of the 2015 London Sparkling Brut, a perfect fizz to share with your loved one on Valentines day or for any celebration Forty Hall Vineyard’s Sparkling Brut is made in

Local News and Events The Sparkling Brut is £27.99 available from the Forty Hall farm shop & £28.99 online (plus delivery charges).

the traditional Champagne method from organic grapes, harvested entirely from Forty Hall Vineyard. It’s delicate and fresh with soft acidity, hints of lemons, ripe apples and a touch of toastiness. Delicious now and the great news is it’ll continue to develop well in bottle for a few years.

“If you’re looking for the ideal aperitif, look no further. At the heart of it all is a revitalising freshness which gets the mouth watering and the mind buzzing.” Peter Richards, Master of Wine.

The 2016 Ortega is a smooth, dry white wine with mouth watering flavours of apricot and white peach.

“Incredibly impressive debut releases from this amazing project, brimming with crunchy citrus fruit and mouthwatering vitality” Matthew Jukes, Wine Critic.

The Ortega is just £12.99 from farm shop & £13.99 online (plus delivery charges). You can buy any of our available wines online at www.fortyhallvineyard. com or alternatively just pop down to the ‘Cellar Door’ at The Forty Hall


Farm shop to pick yours up. The Forty Hall Vineyard also offer popular and unique team building days to the corporate sector, youth groups and other community groups. Corporate teams benefit from an opportunity to put something back into the local community and to work together on a unique project outside of their usual day to day responsibilities. The team days are an essential part of the vineyard programme, providing muchneeded practical help which gives a great morale boost to all the hardworking Forty Hall volunteers.

If you’d like to hear about upcoming events and tastings, volunteer your time or to donate you can do so by visiting their website www. fortyhallvineyard.com. Alternatively you can email them at enquiries@ fortyhallvineyard.com

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Local News and Events

January Workplace Blues? Chances are it’s due to a Toxic Workplace Culture!

by Lisa Seagroatt, CIPD

Ask yourself this; are you dreading Sundays as you start to hone in on your working week ahead? If so, the chances are it’s due to ‘Toxic Workplace Culture’; but be assured, you are not alone! January blues statistically affect women (45%) slightly more than men (42.2%).

January finds us hitting that ‘all time low’ following December’s fun and festivities; the thought of work and the daily grind makes us feel down and depressed. After all, we spend most of our waking time at work. So it’s not only important to feel valued by your employer; you need to feel motivated, engaged and enthused about the company you work for. So, how are such positive qualities achieved within the workplace? Simple – good leadership - from the top down! And the top usually starts with the Board. If the workplace feels like a ship listing from side to side, no Captain, vision, plan or moral compass then there is no leadership - you don’t stand a chance of feeling any positivity, motivation or engagement – and your work productivity will be affected. Without such key engagement qualities from employees, companies survive but they will not be thriving – they will muddle through and productivity will suffer – along with


their ‘bottom line’! A lack of leadership within the workplace will affect any employee’s mental health and wellbeing; disengagement leads to demotivation which results in stress, depression and anxiety. Take it from me – I’ve been there – it’s a hard place to bring yourself back from when you have been made to feel devalued, disengaged and demotivated! At HR Fit for Purpose we watch with horror as poor leadership continues across every industry, resulting in destruction taking companies to the brink of financial collapse and beyond. The recipe for a happy workforce is really simple but employers still do not ‘get it’ and could do more to ensure their employee retention rate is high and that sickness absence rates and employee turnover is low. That is the key to business success. If you are working for a company where the sickness absence rates are high and the employee retention rate is low then it’s likely to be suffering from poor leadership resulting in ‘Toxic Workplace Culture’ which proves very costly for business – at HR Fit for Purpose, we call this ‘HR’s top three Rs’ – Recruitment, Retention and Reputation – which all cost companies money! So what is the recipe for a successful and thriving company?

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Good employers value employees and recognise they are their most valuable asset. They will respect, encourage, develop, invest and reward employees, recognising that the work/life balance is key to retaining engaged and motivated employees. Good employers will involve and consult you when changes are taking place, they will engage with you and discuss new projects, problems or innovations. Good employers will thank you for your contribution – maybe financially or by offering incentives such as family friendly policies or benefits which encourage employees to stay ‘on board’.

AND good employers will also always tell you the truth about what is happening within the company – they will never lie to you! Employers who behave in this way will ultimately be exposed and potentially realise that because of poor leadership and engagement, the company is not a thriving hub of productivity. It’s a den of disengaged and demotivated individuals, resentful and unhappy in their employment. This will not only affect a company’s employee retention rate, but can affect their

reputation leading to loss of income, investment and customers – a great recipe for company meltdown and disaster! If this describes your workplace, it maybe time for a change. Take control and jump ship - there are many good companies out there with a moral compass who care about and support their employees. Lisa Seagroatt, CIPD, is Founder and Managing Director of HR Fit for Purpose HR Fit for Purpose specialises in working with companies who want to improve their workplace culture, turning it from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’; if this describes your company’s desired vision then please get in touch. www.hrfitforpurpose.co.uk info@hrfitforpurpose.co.uk

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Enfield Expo 2018 Running a business from start-up to established, or thinking of launching a new business venture in 2018? – Then the Enfield Expo is a must for you. Bringing hundreds of local business owners, managers, start ups & entrepreneurs together, the fourth Enfield Expo is a day of innovation, inspiration & information on Thursday 15th February from 9.15am to 5.00pm at the Dugdale Centre Enfield Town. Now in its 4th year this event organised by the Your Business Community (YBC) has proven to be a great success for exhibitors and visitors alike.

“I have exhibited at two previous Enfield Expos and its one event that I do not want to miss. It is a great way to meet and engage with real local businesses and entrepreneurs, allowing me to showcase my products to existing and potential clients” M.Lee Production Director 3Drakes The whole day is free and you can attend seminars, participate in speed and open networking, get free and personal professional 1:1 advice and go meet businesses around the exhibition. When you start and grow your business, you will be good at what you do, but

there will be lots of things that you have little or no knowledge in. 1:1 sessions offer a great way to gain knowledge from experts in their areas. Covering a wide range of subjects, from finance to HR the 1:1 advisors are on hand to guide and help you through situations you may not have experience in. Once registered, visitors can book a free appointment, and the appointment link will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email With two speed networking sessions and informal networking across the day, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet your next client, supplier, partner or friend! The Speed networking allows you to meet a lot of people in a quick fire and fun way – make sure that you have your elevator pitch sorted and that you have plenty of business cards. Don’t miss your chance to attend the free business seminars on a variety of interesting topics ranging from finance to social media and marketing to business growth.

Whatever your ambitions are in business, you’ll be sure to find a seminar on that subject.

base, build connections and develop opportunities not only for themselves but also fellow members.

YBC also runs regular networking events including one in Enfield, breakfast networking is a great way to expand your knowledge

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Health and Beauty

Did You Make The Weight Loss Resolution? Have You Stuck To It? For many people January is when they set out on a fitness regime. It maybe the start of the New Year that inspires people to try something new and improve their health but unfortunately for many the journey will be short lived and before long the good intentions fall away, the trainers go back in the cupboard and the fruit is replaced by bars of chocolate.

first three stones because she struggled to even put weight on her feet for the first hour of every morning. She now realises her weight had been putting a strain on her feet every day.

But success can be gained with a little help and you can reach your goals.

The first walk was accidental. The bus hadn’t arrived, and she realised she didn’t even feel tired after 45 minutes walking. She built in lunchtime and evening walks, walking the first one or two tube stops before boarding. By the time she was home she often found she’d done 18,000 steps a day Antonella knew this because she’d bought a watch that counted steps. She added in two evening walks a week with a friend wanting to improve her fitness. They’d often walk to Zumba too instead of going in the car.

EN Magazine investigated how people have managed to reach their health goals. We meet with Practically Slim Enfield’s latest success story, Antonella. Who says she’s feeling lighter than air; full of life. Without realising it, Antonella had settled into comfortable living after meeting her partner a few years ago. Half his size, she didn’t halve her portions, serving herself the same every day as her ultra-fit, ultra-tall partner She hadn’t really realised either. It took a fairly recent weekend away to see it. Two days’ worth of taxis later, for even the shortest distances, Antonella took a long look at herself. She didn’t like what she saw, or how she felt Signing up with Practically Slim swiftly followed, and a four packs a day diet. It’s a good quick start, temporarily removing the temptation and calorie counting of normal food. Every little counts Antonella really embraced exercise too. From her routinely sedentary life, regular walks were soon built in. She started after she’d lost the

Her head was so much in the right place that even on a three week holiday to Italy she lost a few pounds. She was also delighted to find she could easily manage all the tourist walks. Antonella feels that key to her success was the advice and support from her counsellor and group. She noticed she felt much more resolved after attending the weekly sessions. Responses and chat from the WhatsApp group kept her on the right track too. So what’s next? Antonella has a stone to go to reach her eight stone weight loss target. And, as you might expect, she has a plan. Moving from four to three packs a day plus a meal, she’ll start re-familiarising herself with everyday foods with the careful help of her counsellor. It’ll be off well before Easter. And Antonella has every intention of keeping it that way. Slimspired? Call Practically Slim Enfield can help you too. Contact Heather Newham on 07970 252647 or email heather@ practicallyslim.com. Another lady who has totally changed her live through weight loss and has now launched a health and fitness business, supported by a mobile app to help others is Cathy Martin. “My health and fitness journey started 10 years ago when I was a UK size 24. I lost the weight and have kept it off through diet and exercise. With the launch of Body by Cathy, I can now share my experience and support others on their journeys.” Cathy told EN Magazine “Bullying, undiagnosed dyslexia and low self-esteem fused together, forming a bond that riddled me with shame. Unaware of the cause and feeling helpless to change, I ate my way


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Health and Beauty understand the emotional triggers that make you overeat and the excuses you use to not exercise. Support comes from the favourite recipes, tips for boosting results, motivation and resources to help you learn more about your body and continue setting new goals. With the Body by Cathy app, you have access to all of the above in addition to a community of people on the same journey.

to a UK size 24, which became a vicious circle as every pound made me feel even more powerless.” “When I finally decided I had enough of being fat, and I knew I had to change ,I didn’t know how to start. I was too ashamed and embarrassed to join a gym or even walk outside. I didn’t have a support network or someone to advise me. Instead, I read a lot and tested popular programmes (you know the ones you see late at night or in fashion magazines that promise miracles—I tried them all). Of course I failed many times, always reverting back to bingeing and punishing.”

Cathy’s most intense programme is Jumpstart. This 12-week programme costs £300 and is for people who are overweight, have never exercised and don’t know how to start. It includes education, intense behaviour coaching, weekly consultations and personalised fitness and nutrition plans. Other programmes are for people who are already experts in nutrition and fitness, but need additional support to help them reach their goals. These programmes start at as little as £15/month For more information on the how Cathy can help you reach your goals visit www.bodybycathy.com

From her own expernices and working with fitness and nutritional experts Cathy has managed to go from a size 24 to a size 8. Cathy has become an expert in the fields of nutrition, fitness and weight-loss—with advanced diplomas in nutrition and weight-loss management. Cathy is also a registered nurse. There are four Get Fit programmes: Jumpstart, Lose Weight, Get Lean and Live Fit. All programmes are supported by Cathy’s mobile app and interaction with Cathy herself. The Body by Cathy programme involes:

1. EVALUATION Complete the online health and fitness profile, including any health conditions, current exercise, current diet, past or current injuries, lifestyle and the most exciting of all: goals. Cathy will review your profile and meet with you in person or via web chat to discuss. Get started today.

2. PERSONALISED PLAN Once Cathy has an understanding of your current health profile and goals, she works to create a Get Fit programme just for you. The programmes always start with education and measurable targets to ensure your success and keep you motivated, and are boosted and monitored with the Body by Cathy app.


Behaviour coaching is a major focus because you must

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Valentines - gifts

Valentines Gift Ideas It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to celebrating our love for someone. From giving gifts to existing partners or sending an anonymous gift to a secret loved one – its Valentines Day. Need some inspiration for what to get? EN Magazine has put together a few ideas. Say “I love you” with flowers – but which blooms convey the right message? Some 42 per cent of the nation will buy flowers to show loved ones we care. 16 per cent will treat their wife, 11 per cent their girlfriend and eight per cent their mum. However, men aren’t left out – five per cent of husbands and four percent of boyfriends will receive a bouquet of blooms. Five per cent will buy them for a friend. But many flowers have unexpected symbolisms. Lucy Matthewson, Horticulture Buyer at Waitrose Florist said: «Developed by the Victorians, ‘floriography’ was commonly used to convey secret messages that etiquette of the day deemed unacceptable to share openly. Over time, opinion and understanding of flower symbolisms has changed and developed, but it’s incredibly interesting to look back at some of the messages our ancestors were trying to give through their bouquets.» Red roses  Perhaps predictably, as the go-to romantic flower of choice, 70 per cent of people rightly identified the original symbolism of red roses as being ‘love’. However, one in ten (10 per cent) still had no idea what this colour of bloom


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represented. And many people are unaware that different colours of roses have alternative meanings – pink blooms symbolise ‘grace’, orange mean ‘fascination’, burgundy signify ‘unconscious beauty’. Tulips Tulips originated in the Middle East, before being brought to Europe in the sixteenth century. However, 39 per cent of Brits don’t know what tulips symbolise and a further 20 per cent think they symbolise nothing. Only five per cent of romantics identified their true meaning – ‘a declaration of love’. Freesias Freesias are named after German botanist and doctor Friedrich Freese and were brought to Europe from their native home of southern Africa, in the eighteenth century. 34 per cent of respondents don’t know what freesias symbolise and a further 19 percent think they have no meaning. However, nearly one in 10 (nine per cent) rightly chose the meaning of ‘lasting friendship’. Orchids Orchids were well known in the Victorian era, when almost 2,000 species were in existence – coming to Europe from Central America, Africa, India and the Far East. 31 per cent of people are unaware of what orchids symbolise, but 14 per cent rightly guessed ‘refined beauty’ as their meaning – perfect as an alternative to red roses as a Valentine’s choice. Pink carnations Carnations originated as a plant from southern Europe and the Victorians were particular fans. Pink carnations could be a choice for a lost love, or the one that got away – their true meaning is ‘I will never forget you’, which only eight per cent of the nation rightly identified.  For more information about the Waitrose Florist Valentine’s Day collection, please visit: www. waitroseflorist.com

Valentines - gifts After flowers probably the next thought is some chocolates. Since opening the first Hotel Chocolat shop in North London in 2004, two entrepreneurs, Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris, were on a mission to make chocolate exciting again. Today, they have 93 shops as well as cafés and restaurants, they have opened their first three boutiques in Copenhagen and have a hotel on their working cocoa plantation in the Caribbean. If Valentine’s Day was a black and white movie, this is what our big love would be holding when they turned up on our doorstep at the end: the classic huge, heart-shaped box of chocolates with a ribbon. Sweep them off their feet the oldfashioned way this February 14th with 35 breathtaking caramels, cocktails, fruities, pralines and more. Or perhaps you could let them know you love them with a Valentine’s Day gift that says it all. A solid slab of 40% milk and caramel chocolate, complete with a strawberry-white chocolate heart. A moreish way to find the words. See the full range at www. hotelchocolat.com

Herbs specialises in a range of natural herbal aphrodisiacs including proprietary aphrodisiac massage oils. Erotic Spice for Men This massage oil blend is a pokey mix of Ylang-ylang, Bergamot, Cinnamon and Black pepper. Together these aphrodisiac oils are sensually stimulating, with an aroma that intends to stir passion, increase libido and enhance pleasure. Intimate Bliss for Woman This massage oil blend is a flirty mix of Ylang-ylang, Bergamot, Sweet Fennel and Aphrodite’s own plant Myrtle. Together these aphrodisiac oils are deeply relaxing, sensually uplifting with an aroma that intends to stir desire and promote blissful release Both Massage oils are available in 100ml at £6.99 and 100% pure and natural. www.indigo-herbs.co.uk If it is something with a fizz that you are looking for but Champagne just seems so last year why not support a local vineyard? Forty Hall Vineyard’s Sparkling Brut is made in the traditional Champagne method from organically grown Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes, harvested entirely from Forty Hall Vineyard. Delicate and fresh with a light texture, soft acidity, hints of lemons, ripe apples and a touch of toastiness. Delicious now and will continue to develop well for a few years.

If you are planning to ask a special question or just want to share a message of love why not share it on a t-shirt?

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Local promotional company clothing and gifts company 3Drakes can print your message or image directly on to t-shirts; sweatshirts; hoodies, in fact just about anything from clothing to books and metal plaques. They have thousands of garments and designs for you to choose from. Check them out at www.3drakes. co.uk

How about an excuse to get really close and intimate while helping your loved one to relax? Mother Nature has created many plant based aphrodisiacs to stimulate the mood for love, and Indigo

This local produced wine is avable form Forty Hall Farm Shop or online from £27.99 from farm shop & £28.99 online (plus delivery charges). This years drink is once again set to be Gin but how about giving your loved one a gin with a Valentines twist? Britain’s favourite gin is leading the latest craze in the

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Valentines - gifts obsession with gin thanks to the launch of delicious new Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin. Gordon’s Pink is set to excite gin lovers, as well as introduce gin to a new audience, thanks to the delicate fruity sweetness, irresistible smell and subtler touch of junipers. Inspired by an original Gordon’s recipe from the 1880s, the pink gin is perfectly crafted to balance the refreshing taste of Gordon’s with the natural sweetness of raspberries and strawberries, with the tang of redcurrant served up in a unique blushing tone. Made using only natural fruit flavours to guarantee the highest quality real berry taste. Best served in a large wine glass with ice, tonic water and a fresh strawberry cut into wedges. Gordon’s new ‘Gordon’s Pink & Tonic’ serve is perfect for the early evening aperitivo moment and if you fancy upgrading your drink - try it with a splash of prosecco for a delicious twist. Annalisa Tedeschi, Head of Gordon’s comments: “As Britain’s favourite gin we are excited to launch this delicious new pink gin, inspired by the Spanish gin trend, which is to take the UK by storm.” If you looking for a Prosecco to mix or just to celebrate with a loved one then what bout opening a bottle of Ombra Di Pantera Ombra Di Pantera is crafted with the finest Glera grapes from a delicately cultivated vineyard in San Pietro Di Feletto, which lies just outside Conegliano in the province of Treviso, Italy. Dry, fresh and light in the mouth, Ombra Di Pantera takes inspiration from ‘Ombra Di Vin’, meaning ‘wine’s shadow’, a term which originates from antiquity when traders who served wine in Venice’s Piazza San Marco would follow the shadow of the Campanile to prevent their wine from getting warm. Francesco continued:

Ombra Di Pantera, Prosecco Superiore Brut Millesimato DOCG is available in some of London’s most exclusive establishments, including, Novikov, Caviar House & Prunier and The Blue Marlin Group, retailing for £28 per bottle online, at: www.ombradipantera.com How about tempting your loved one with a cocktail to summon up the passion of the Mediterranean. Refreshing both afternoon and night, there’s a Solerno cocktail for everyone to Celebrate Valentines Day. Share the love with a Naughty St Clement, packing a Vitamin C punch with a blend of Solerno blood orange liqueur and orange juice. Treat yourself to a Fresh Sicilian, a combination of Solerno and zesty lime, soda water and mixed with mint. Solerno is the world’s first blood orange liqueur harvested at the height of the Mediterranean winter when the fruits are at their most intense. With a newlook bottle inspired by Venetian Murano style glass, Solerno’s blood orange fruit radiates from the inside out.   Enjoy the original and naturally intense flavours of Solerno. Available for purchase from£34.99 at The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt.


EN Magazine has a section of Valentines Gifts to give away: Hotel Chocolat Chocolate 3Drakes Personalised T-shirt Indigo Herbs massage oils A Bottle of Forty Hall Vineyard’s Sparkling Brut A Bottle of Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin. A Bottle of Ombra Di Pantera

If you would like the chance to win one (or more!) just tell us which gift you would like to win, along with the answer to: What year did Forty Hall Vineyard launch? To enter, email your answer to competitions@ enmagazine.co.uk or, by post, to Competitions, EN Magazine, 63 High Street, Potters Bar, EN6 5AS. Please include name, address and a daytime phone number. To be included to win any of the drinks prizes you must include your date of birth with your entry. The closing date for all entries is Friday 9th February 2018. Good Luck!

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Valentines - recipes

Food For Love The say the way to a man or womans heart is through their stomach!! So to help you win over your loved one this Valentines Day EN Magazine has put together a few recipes to inspire you in the kitchen.

Scallops Grilled with Hazelnut Butter, Watercress and Pea Shoots

Into a bowl add the soft butter, hazelnuts, softened shallots, lemon zest, and chervil. Mix and season to taste with salt and pepper. Preheat the grill to high. If using scallop shells, place each scallop on an individual shell on a baking tray. If not the scallops can be placed directly onto the tray. Top each scallop with a spoonful of the hazelnut and butter mixture. Once the grill is ready, place the scallops underneath for 3-4 minutes, then remove and set aside to rest for one minute. Make the salad by whisking the mustard, vinegar and vegetable oil together in a bowl. Taste and add salt if necessary, then add in the watercress and pea shoots and toss together. Serve the rested scallops on two serving plates with the salad on

Serves 2 Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 6 large scallops, cleaned (shells optional for presentation) 1 tsp olive oil 45g hazelnuts 1 shallot 75g butter, softened Zest of half a lemon 1 tbsp. chopped chervil Salt and pepper For the salad: ½ tbsp. wholegrain mustard ½ tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 ½ tbsp. sunflower oil 1 handful pea shoots 1 handful watercress Method: • Place a frying pan on a lowmedium heat until warm. Finely slice the shallot, then fry gently with the olive oil until softened. Remove from heat and allow to cool. • Add the hazelnuts to a food processor and pulse until chopped quite finely. Be careful not to blend for too long so that they do not form a paste.

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Gnocchi alla Trapanese (v) Serves 2 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 20g toasted pine nuts 1 clove garlic 30g watercress (leaves only) 20g vegetarian parmesan 250g cherry vine tomatoes, halved 50g green beans, trimmed 350g gnocchi 50g rocket Extra virgin olive oil Squeeze of lemon juice

Method: • Bring a deep pan of salted water to the boil. • Peel and finely chop the garlic, then add to a bowl along with a pinch of sea salt and mix. • Add the pine nuts to a food processor and pulse once or twice, just enough to break them up but not too finely. Add to the bowl with the garlic. • Finely chop the watercress leaves and stir into the garlic and pine nuts along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Grate in half of the parmesan then mix and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. • Add the cherry tomatoes to the pesto, crushing with a spoon to release the tomato juices, and mix thoroughly. • Add the green beans to the boiling water for four minutes, then remove from the pan, leaving the water on the heat. • Add the gnocchi to the boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they float to the surface. While the gnocchi cooks, chop the green beans into 3cm lengths and add to the pesto and tomatoes. • Drain the gnocchi, reserving about 250ml of the cooking water in a separate jug. Tip the pesto mix and gnocchi back into the warm pan and place over a low heat, stirring and adding a bit of cooking water at a time until everything is heated through and fully mixed. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. • In clean bowl, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the rocket and toss to cover. • To serve, divide the gnocchi between two plates, then scatter

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Spicy Honey Pizza Sauce Created by Hiroki Sarumaru of Pizza Slice (Japan) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Ingredients ¼ onion 1 garlic clove 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 60g tomato puree 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 2 tsp BBQ sauce

Place store-bought crust onto a pizza stone or baking dish. Evenly spread the finished pizza sauce onto the crust and cover with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 6-7 minutes.

Makes 4-6 Servings

Chicken Breast stuffed with Real Yorkshire Wensleydale 1 tsp honey 1 tsp TABASCO® Sauce 1 pinch garlic powder 1 pinch dried oregano 1 pinch dried basil Salt, to taste Ground black pepper, to taste Sugar, to taste 1 tsp parmesan cheese 1 25cm store-bought crust 100g shredded mozzarella cheese Method • Add onion and garlic clove to a food processor and mince. • Add olive oil to a skillet and heat over low heat. Add minced onion and garlic, and fry until browned. • Pour in tomato puree and stir. • Add in ketchup, BBQ sauce, honey, TABASCO® Sauce, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil and stir. Simmer for 15 minutes over low heat until thickened. Adjust flavor with salt, black pepper, and sugar to taste. • Transfer sauce to a bowl to let cool. Add parmesan cheese after it cools and mix well. • Serving Suggestion • Preheat oven to 250°C.


Ingredients 2 Chicken Breasts 50gm (2oz) Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese, crumbled Mackenzies Traditional Smokehouse Streaky Bacon Method • Heat oven to 180°c/Gas Mark 4. • Cut a pocket in the chicken breast and stuff with the Real Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese. • Wrap the chicken with the Mackenzies Traditional Smokehouse bacon. • Place chicken in baking dish. • Bake for 30-40 minutes until chicken is no longer pink

Apple roses in puff pastry

Makes 6 20 minutes to prepare 30 – 40 mins to cook Ingredients 2 – Pink Lady® apples 1 - Juice of a lemon 50g - melted butter 1 x sheet - ready roll puff pastry (thawed) 2 tbsp - cinnamon 3 tbsp - caster sugar Sprinkle – icing sugar

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Method: • Halve your apples and remove the core but keeping the half apple intact. • Thinly slice your apples and put into a microwavable bowl with the juice of the lemon. Cover with cling film and microwave on high for 1 minutes to soften slightly. Leave to cool. • Open up your puff pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface and gently roll to elongate slightly. Cut the pastry along the width into 6 even strips. • Brush each strip with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and caster sugar. • Place the apple slices skin side up along the pastry strips overlapping as you go. Leave a small gap, approximately 2 cm, at the end to be able to stick the pastry together. • Fold over the remaining pastry to cover the bottom half of the apples. Roll the pastry up to create an apple rose and seal with the excess pastry. • Place into a lined muffin tray. • Cook in a preheated oven for 30 40 minutes at 180°C/Gas mark 4 • Cool on a wire rack then sprinkle with icing sugar to finish.

Health and Beauty

Keeping Your Relationship Alive February is the month of love with the celebration of Valentines Day. The giving and receiving of gifts from loved ones, known and unknown can strengthen or even start a relationship. But how do we keep the relationship going throughout the rest of the year and beyond? EN Magazine spoke to Dr. Andrea Taylor-Cummings, Co-Founder, Soulmates Academy to find out what makes and how to keep, a successful realtionship. In the early days of a relationship it iss easy. Building the relationship happens automatically. We make time for each other, talk and listen eagerly with loving care, thoughtfully do things to delight and surprise each other to communicate the “I love you” message, arrange dates and outings and do all the little thoughtful things that make it clear we want more than just a casual friendship. Then, when the relationship is established into a daily routine, things become familiar and comfortable and the magic starts to wane… unless of course we make a discipline of the great habits that got us to “relationship heaven” in the first place! Over the years, my husband and I have read books, done course and sought out understanding so we can respect each other’s differences and be more understanding of each other. That’s one of the keys to the great marriage we enjoy 25 years on. We have a passion for sharing that knowledge to help others build strong relationships too. That’s why last year we founded Soulmates Academy. We are on a mission to strengthen relationships / marriages and halve the divorce rate by providing online relationship education courses in short video clips that everyone can access even from your mobile phone. Using the famous “7 habits” identified by author Stephen Covey, we have developed ways in which these can be applied in practice to help build and strengthen your relationships:

Habit #1 : Be Proactive If you want a great relationship you have to decide to be intentional and on purpose about doing the things that keep love exciting and alive, taking ownership for the part you play and the things you can do to make the relationship the one you dream of. Learning how to show love to your partner in ways that are meaningful to them creates huge positive results for far less effort.  Understanding your partner’s “Love Language(s)” and doing things that speak love in volumes for them is one of the key ways to be proactive, and a great habit to develop.

Habit #2: Begin with the end in mind As with everything in life, knowing where you are headed is halfway to getting there. Most of us dream of a great relationship of love and laughter which endures as we grow old together, ending up even more lovingly connected as we pull together through the storms of life.  Yet sometimes our interactions on a daily basis contradict that goal, with egos and weak skills in resolving conflicts leaving us feeling battle-scarred and a little bit worse for wear each time.   Beginning with the end in mind means we set our own ground rules around the things that would create more damage than necessary when things get tough. So, for example, one of the ground rules we set was that no matter how frustrated or angry we got, we would not use the “D” word – DIVORCE – just to retaliate.

Habit #3 – Put First things first

Something I’ve learned more through the scars of getting things wrong, than the wisdom of how to get them right is the importance of creating the habit to organise life around the real priorities. So often we get distracted by the tyrannical rule of our to do list – the millions of competing demands for our time and attention.  The unending pings and alerts from our smart phones and laptops announcing emails, texts, imessages, WhatsApp along with Facebook posts, tweets, news feeds and all other social media interruptions mean we could spend our lives as slaves to the demands of OPAs – other people’s agendas – whether it’s a crucial message or an announcement of a sale by a company you’ve never heard of about products you neither want nor need. 

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Then in a moment of inspiration it clicked – create a template schedule of my ideal week and plan each week as close as possible to that. The key is to schedule my values and priorities first and have the stuff of life fit in the nooks and crannies rather than the other way round.

Habit #4: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood The most loving, caring act we can ever do for our partner is to listen with our whole heart and full attention, without judgment and ego; simply listening to understand their heart and the real point behind their words. This requires great skill and practice because there are fundamental differences between us as individuals – including personality differences, information processing tendencies, typical gender differences, cultural and family values etc.  These all influence how things are heard and the response required – which sometimes might simply be a hug of reassurance, a bolstering of belief or confidence, and not always a practical solution. And when we get it wrong, there is nothing quite as healing as apologising – don’t let ego get in the way!  Quite often we only listen for a pause in the flow of sound so that we can jump in with our point which frequently leads to a cascade of misunderstandings where a small issue can become an explosive argument.  But if we make a habit of listening well, with the starting point being to give our best effort to simply understanding what is being said, love will be spoken in volumes – whether the issue is positive or negative – and the relationship will remain a safe haven for both of you to enjoy. And when you do finally get the


chance to seek to be understood, remember to speak respectfully rather than in a way that they might perceive as condescending. Mutual trust, honour and respect, the bedrock and foundation of any quality relationship, are built in those moments of seeking first to understand, before respectfully seeking to be understood.

Habit #5: Think Win-Win Closely related to seeking first to understand is the habit of thinking Win-Win. Nowhere is this more important than in a marriage or relationship – who would ever make a long-term commitment to making someone they love constantly lose out… or lose out themselves?  If this Win-Win mindset is uppermost with every decision and every agreement on roles and responsibilities, life would be far more straightforward.  The common tension points around careers, division of household chores, finances and parenting are easier to navigate where there is open win-win communication.  This means discussing and agreeing the things you are trying to achieve together and who is the best person to lead in a particular area based on their strengths, experience or the demands for that season of life (e.g. pre children, new parents, school aged children, looking after elderly parents, empty nesters etc.).

Habit #6: Synergise The saying is true that “none of us can achieve individually what we can achieve collectively” and when we get relationships right, the whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts. The best analogy for a marriage or relationship that is flowing in synergy, that I have come across, is that of a graceful waltz.  Both partners are

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Health and Beauty individually competent, yet both trust in the skills of the other. Not tripped up by ego or the need to outperform the other, each partner’s energy is fully focused on giving the other what they need to perform their best, simultaneously leading and being in position to be led. It’s been very interesting to observe how moods and expectations have changed over the 20+ years that we have been working with this material. One such shift is in the expectations around roles in relationships.  Right up to the end of the second world war which led to the beginning of the baby boomer generation, a significant consideration in marriage was about financial security, with a stereotypical model having the man as the main bread winner and the woman being the main care giver with a lower paying job or no job outside the house at all.  Nowadays women have become their own economic power – quite often becoming the main breadwinner themselves.  For many, this has shifted the perceived power balance and expectations from a relationship.

that we will give ourselves the best chance of developing these habits by investing in learning and developing our skills. None of us come pre-packed with all the wisdom, relational skills and emotional intelligence to build great relationships and many stay stuck at learning on the job.  Which means in many marriages and partnerships, instead of growing and experiencing new levels of understanding and intimacy each year, they keep repeating the same year and same issues over and over again.  We invite EN Magazine readers to join our #100kGreatRelationships campaign by being one of the first 100,000 couples to complete the online course on Improving Communication for FREE - https://learn. soulmates.academy After all, Valentine’s isn’t just for one day, it should last the whole year through!

Regardless of the roles you each fulfil, making a habit of showing mutual honour and respect is the key to achieving real synergy and moving as one in the relationship.

Habit #7: Sharpen the Saw Underlying all the other six habits is the expectation

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What’s On 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@ gmail.com or visit www. adornedgospelchoir.com 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.

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@ outlook.com 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 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

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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@ southgatephoto.org.uk 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 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 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.12.00noonSt 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.org.uk or call 020 8367 3171 Potters Bar Film Makers. A very friendly club, meeting at Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar on

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alternate Thursday Evenings. Details from Penny on 01707 656446 or visit www.Potters Bar Film Makers co.uk 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. 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

What’s On 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.uk 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. 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 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

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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

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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

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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@ weebly.com.

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Cuffley £479,950


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Enfield Town FC v Brightlingsea Regent Match Sponsors Easter Saturday 31st March K.O. 3pm plus Children’s Easter Competition.


BushEnfield Hill Park West OIEO£500,000 £375,000

Enfield Town £475,000 EPC D67




£1,400 pcm*

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EN Magazine 2018  

local magazine for people in Enfield, Potters Bar and Cuffley

EN Magazine 2018  

local magazine for people in Enfield, Potters Bar and Cuffley

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