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February 2019

MAGAZINE Valentines Survival and Gift Guide

Healthy Eating Resolutions Local News & What’s On In Your Area

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Hello and welcome to the first issue of EN Magazine in 2019.

Page 4 - Local News and Events

We have made it through the celebrations of Christmas and New Year to start what could be an interesting year for us all.

Page 13 - Health Sticking with Food Resolutions

The local high streets continue to suffer and we would encourage all our readers to support local business, with more stores closing their doors, all with the background of Brexit that every other news and media outlet seems to be focusing on.

Page 15 - Technology Is It Taking Over Your Life

Well that is it, we have used the B word! But enough of that, at EN Magazine we are going to try to keep you informed of the good things happening in the local area with a postive news agenda.

Page 22 - Days Out Tansport History

In this issue we bring you our guide to surviving Valentines Day. You do not want to get caught out with not having the right approach to the day of love or a gift, so check out pages 18 to 21 to make your loved one feel special.

Page 18 - Valentines Did you make a New Years resolution to improve your diet? Have you stuck to it? If not in our health Survival and feature we bring you some advice form local experts Gift Guide on ways to keep on track in 2019. If you have any comments or suggestions; please get Page 22 - What’s On in touch at editorial@enmagazine.co.uk. Things To Do


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Make the healthy choice Enfield Council is seeking residents views on a strategy it hopes will help improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Enfield.

Practically Slim is here for you in Enfield.

Heather (Newham) has been an Obesity and weight loss Coach in Enfield for nearly 17 years and has helped thousands of clients to reach their weight loss goals and to achieve a heathier life. Five things you need to know about crash diets: According to the Beeb’s Big Crash Diet Experiment, and ITV’s The Fast Fix –Diabetes Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCDs) are the new black. It’s official. Cutting the calories delivers the goods. And that’s out of the mouths of clinical evidence text books. Or something like that. So let’s get straight off the blocks with number one. VLCDs are nutritious Yep, things have moved on since the stone age monochromatic grapefruit or cabbage diet options. The shakes being tested by the programme provide our daily balance of vitamins and minerals. (Plenty of other VLCD shakes do too). So we need not run screaming from a nine-week liquid-only diet, however counter-intuitive that may sound. They’re a good option for diabetics If they’re good enough for Father Paul Lomas, the BBC experiment’s type 2 diabetic – well, say no more. After 8 weeks on the VLCD his diabetes went into remission. Other researchers have found the same too. It’s difficult to start with Well, what isn’t? If a thing’s worth doing it’s worth doing right. Push through the pain and all that. It gets easier once you get into it. And start to see the weight fall off. VLCDs really work The weekly weigh-ins were almost redundant, so visible was each volunteer’s weight loss. In eight weeks all four of them significantly reduced their bulk, one losing three stone. When the diet finished not only did they not put their weight back on, they actually lost more. Dieters need a lot of support to stay on track And that’s where we come in. We got the shakes. (Not the same as the Beeb’s but a different, also nutritionally complete, very low calorie type. Tasty too).We got the packs. We got the know-how, the motivation and the support. All we need is you. Contact Heather today on 07970 252 647 to discuss how best Practically Slim can help you. Your weight your way. heather@practicallyslim.com www.practicallyslim.com


A consultation on the new Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy runs on the Enfield Council website until February 10. The strategy aims to make it easier for people to be physically active, eat healthily, be smoke free and to live longer in good health.

Cllr Alev Cazimoglu, the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “Our vision is to increase the health of everyone living in Enfield by making the healthy option the first choice for all of our residents. The new strategy is intentionally taking a very preventative approach.” Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said: “We know that the easier we make it for people, especially in the early years, to develop healthier lifestyles, such as eating healthily, being physically active and not smoking, the more likely it is that people will live longer in good physical and mental health . We are working with our partners to help improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, which is important because it reduces the likelihood of people developing illnesses and conditions which are largely preventable. This helps prevent the impact conditions such as heart

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disease, stroke and cancer have on individuals and their families, as well as avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions and reducing the burden on social services.”

The consultation can be viewed at www.enfield. gov.uk/JHWS. A meeting has also been arranged for 14 February at Green Towers Community Centre between 9.45am and 2.30pm to discuss the strategy, places can be booked by emailing info@ healthwatchenfield.co.uk or ringing 020 8373 6283.

Once the consultation has finished, the views will be considered and the strategy reviewed to ensure it meets the needs of all of the borough’s communities .Enfield Council already runs a wide range of projects designed to improve the health of residents ranging from the multi-million pound Cycle Enfield scheme, and the Council’s school meal service. There is also a wide selection of activities in parks, sports pitches and Green Gyms in parks as well as an extensive range of classes and facilities in its leisure centres.

The local authority has also opened a Wellbeing Hub in Enfield and employs Health Trainers to guide people to change their habits and behaviour to live more healthily. Residents can also visit www.new.enfield.gov.uk/ healthandwellbeing/ for advice and guidance on how to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

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Streetz Ahead BLOWS the house down

Local dance group StreetzAhead, launched their new show, Wolf, last year at the Dugdale Theatre in Enfield and have now moved the show the Leicester Square Theatre in London.

A fiery explosion of Hip Hop Dance, Physical Theatre and Rap performed by four kids who revitalise the tale of the wolf and the three little pigs, with a contemporary new script at The Leicester Square Theatre this February half term. The dance tricks, original sound track and ‘off the wall’ choreography of WOLF will send you on a musical roller coaster alongside the story which deals with real life social issues of loss, hope and stereotyping. Elizabeth Lahav, BAFTA award-winner and Artistic Director of Streetz Ahead street dance charity says “There is something

endearing about children delivering messages of hope through theatre. Children are taught and spoken to by adults everyday so watching children re-enact everyday situations of deep friendships, identity and loss completely engages the younger members of the audience.” In this original take on the children’s classic, Lahav explains “The process in devising WOLF was largely based on role play and workshops with the children. Their viewpoints and their coping mechanisms in dealing with the world were an integral part to the development of WOLF.” Two casts consisting of four young actors each, have featured in big West End musicals before but this time the focus is solely on them in this enthralling, inspiring and gutsy show which is going to BLOW the house down. Streetz Ahead is a registered charity providing free or lowcost, weekly dance and performing arts classes to young people throughout North London who may not have access to such opportunities.

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Cllr Karakus said: “Together We Are Enfield tells the story of our fantastic borough and demonstrates that we should be proud of what we have built and the contributions of all of our diverse and brilliant communities to protect the beauties and treasures of Enfield.

“I wanted to explore the themes of belonging, community service and the way that once you’ve lived in Enfield, it always has a place in your heart. I hope people enjoy watching it as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it. “It is a celebration of Enfield and all the good things it has to offer and all the money we raise will go towards my Mayoral Charity “Together We Are Enfield”


Together We Are Enfield represents the following charities: Enfield Voluntary Action; MIND Enfield; The Children’s Society; Platinum Dance School for Performing Arts; Age UK; One to

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One Enfield’ Face Front Inclusive Theatre; Enfield Clubhouse; Edmonton Eagles Amateur Boxing Club; Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, Oasis Community Hub – Hadley, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Reading Agency and BookTrust. The play, was written and produced by Cllr Karakus with choreography by the Edmonton based Platinum School of Dance. Edited and directed by Nina Lewis-Hart and Erina Lewis.

It charts the story of a man who grew up in Enfield but moved out of the borough in later life, although his love and affection for the area never left never left. While away, he makes sure that his Enfield links remain strong to ensure he still feels part of the community and he is drawn back to Enfield after achieving great success as a documentary director. He decides to make a documentary about Enfield, highlighting the vibrant town and its wonderful people which achieves great success.

The play introduces many aspects of Enfield that are sometimes forgotten and many people who live here are not recognised for the wonderful work and voluntary services that they provide. It will encourage integration and community spirit which often gets lost in daily life.

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We Moves Delivers Benefits Nearly all participants in Hertsmere Borough Council’s We Move She Moves programme reported having improved levels of life satisfaction after taking part, a wideranging report has found.

More than 90 per cent of women involved with the physical activity sessions in the borough said their lives were better after undertaking the programme compared to before they started.

The research, conducted by the University of Hertfordshire, assessed the impact of the course through questionnaires and focus groups and discovered that participants reported a range of physical benefits, including increased fitness, energy, strength, flexibility and pain reduction, as well as assisting recovery from illness and surgery.

Other benefits highlighted included improved stress management, increased confidence and the ability to cope with mental health issues. For nearly 50 per cent of respondents, the programme had also brought them closer to their community by building social support networks, which enabled them to lead more independent lives.

A significant number of those questioned, 70 per cent, also said they had become ‘somewhat active’ as a result of taking part in the programme, which meant they were completing between 30 and 149 minutes of moderate physical activity each week. Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “These results are very satisfying and demonstrate that the We Move She Moves programme is making a real difference to the lives of women across Hertsmere.

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New Soft Play and Climbing Area A new look Hertsmere leisure centre is scaling new heights with its customer experience following the opening of a new soft play and climbing area as part of a major refurbishment project.

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Energetic visitors of all ages to Furzefield Leisure Centre in Potters Bar can now try climbing a giant staircase or dice tower, while young children can whizz their way around slides attached to the giant spider tower within the soft play area.

The £2m refurbishment has also included improvements to the sports hall, with the installation of new flooring, while a major upgrade to the gym, due to open in January, will provide a functional training space offering high intensity interval training, speed resistance and neuromuscular training.

Once finished climbing and playing, a new café and seating area offers the chance to relax and


Safety equipment is provided, including harnesses for the climbing frame, while trained instructors are on hand to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

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A new cycling studio is also set to open this month, along with a new luxury spa by the summer, while there will also be improvements to the changing facilities and reception area.

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Sport, said: “With these new facilities, Furzefield Leisure Centre is the perfect place for the family to go for some fun, healthy activities. “Children will love being able to climb the new walls in a safe environment or try the spider tower slides in the soft play area.

“Adults can join them on the climbing walls, or if they would prefer to relax, they can enjoy a coffee and some food at the new café.”

For more information, visit www.furzefieldleisure development.co.uk

Eco Hair Care that’s Vegan safe

James Whitaker Hair in Lancaster Road Enfield, has started to take the enviromental battle to the salon. Observing the concerns of chemicals used, animal testing and eco sustainability they have chosen a company that recognises these issues and offers a completely eco, organic, vegan way of styling, treating and colouring your hair. I.C.O.N is a company that is changing the hair industry. “ We fuse the most ecologically sound natural and organic ingredients with the most technologically advanced in science. We believe that it is our responsibility to share our environmentally conscious outlook,

through green formulas, within the industry that we love.”

James Whitaker told EN Magazine, “For a long time Ive wanted to use the most ecological products I could find. With two young children, the future of the environment is a strong issue with me. In an industry where chemicals are used daily I wanted to find an alternative. I.C.O.N has been able to let me offer this to our clients. All products are 100% organic and chemical free. Natural ingredients leave your hair feeling incredible. Repairing and nourishing whilst still giving you the ultimate styling results and free from all chemicals.” “Clients have been amazed at the results

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from shampoo to treatments to styling. In 30 years of being in this industry Ive never known a range like this, and for it to be eco, sustainable and fully organic.” “The success of the styling products lead to the launch in the salon this month of the colour service for clients. Safe, organic, chemical free colour. No damage to the hair but actually adding codition and shine.”

“The colour service is something I believe is unique. From colour covering 100% grey to pastels to crazy colour and bleach that will not cause any damage whatsoever.

All natural and chemical free. The results are incredible”

“We can now offer a service that is suitable for pregnant women, people with damaged over processed hair and vegan. Also knowing that no chemicals are being washed down the basin makes you feel that you are environmentally safe. You can find more information on all of the products and colour service at James Whitaker Hair social media and website. or pop along to the salon.

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Helping Local Business Grow In February the North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (NLCCE) will be running two events to help Enfield based businesses maximise their online presence and also to find out how to win more business by tendering for local contracts. Both sessions are FREE as they are fully funded by Enfield Council. It is evident that many business owners are unsure about how to make the most of online opportunities to promote their products or services. However, in today’s digitally competitive market, it is vital for businesses to ensure that prospective clients and customers can find their websites easily and are engaged with their social media channels. If you want to find out more about effective website design, the steps you can take to build your search engine ranking; creating interesting email marketing as well as how to use social media - book your place on NLCCE’s Maximise Your Online Presence Seminar which will be held on Tuesday 12th February, 9.30am 4.30pm.

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Council supplier but unsure about the process? Find out more at a Win More Business in Enfield - How to Tender Successfully Event on Wednesday 27th February. The event includes talks from Council representatives with practical tendering tips and information on online tender portals. There will also be a chance to hear from contractors in the construction sector about opportunities to work in their supply chain and to learn about the best way to tackle late payments in the private sector. Following attendance at either session, businesses will also receive a free Business Growth Advice Session which can include advice in key areas such as: enhancing sales and marketing, manging finances, planning or help to prepare to tender. This support is open to anyone running an existing business based in the London borough of Enfield. For full details and to book a place on either the seminar or event visit www.nlcce. co.uk/events or call 020 8443 5457, or email info@ nlcce.co.uk Both sessions will be held at Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road EN3 5JH

A View From The Town

As part of a new feature keeping local people involved with developments in Enfield Town EN Magazine has linked up with Enfield Town Business Association Town Centre Manger Mark Rudling to keep you informed on what is happening. Like many town centres throughout the country, Enfield Town has faced many challenges in recent years.

Businesses not only had to ride out the downturn in the global economy, but also the rapid increase in the number of customers buying on-line. The face of retail has changed forever with customers expectations far greater than ever

before. However, many people are becoming increasingly aware that town centres like Enfield Town play a huge part in the local community, and without them our society would be a poorer place. Businesses in Enfield Town are well aware of this and are determined to rise to the challenge and make the shopping experience a pleasurable one.

Over the last year, the revived Enfield Town Business Association has raised funds to employ their Town Centre Manager. I have been lucky enough to continue this role which I previously held for the now closed Enfield Business Retailers Association. One of my main aims is to work hard to bring businesses

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together with the goal of restoring the main town centre of the Borough of Enfield to its former glory.

Over the last 12 months the street-scene in Enfield Town was improved by having hanging flower baskets throughout the summer season, followed later in the year by Christmas lights for the first time in many years. There were many successful events held in various locations around the Town and in our lovely historic Market Square during the summer, followed by the hosting of the highly popular Christmas Parade of Lights which brought 1000s of people into Enfield Town to celebrate the start of Christmas. The number of unsightly long-term empty shops is

gradually reducing with several new businesses investing in Enfield Town, including the revolutionary Metro Bank and a totally new Santander Bank replacing three very run-down shop units.

There have recently been a new restaurant open in Church Street, a vegan takeaway in Genotin Road, Simple and Good, by Enfield Town Station and a new hairdressers shop in London Road.

Watch this space, because the future of Enfield Town is looking rosy over the next few years and I would encourage local people to make use of the local shops in the Town to keep it a thriving place to shop and work. Mark Rudling Town Centre Manager

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Financial acumen from an early age! RedSTART (a financial education charity for young people) has launched an interactive microeconomy called The Oak Bank in the playground of Worcesters Primary School in Enfield. The launch is part of a wider study that measures the impact of financial education on not only children’s SATs results, but money habits that are formed early on, with the view to getting financial education added to the national primary school curriculum. Through The Oak Bank, pupils are able to earn, save and spend pretend currency or “acorns”, putting into practice what they have learnt in school. Over the year that the study will be in place, children’s attitudes to money will be monitored and assessed before, during and after financial education training (see more info on this in the press release below) to see if they develop good habits that they will keep for a lifetime.

RedSTART also conducted a study of 1,000 primary school parents as to the importance of teaching financial education in primary.

PARENTS in the UK fear their children will grow up poorer than them, and will


miss out on opportunities to buy their own homes in the future. These worries are driving a new call for financial education in schools, which parents feel is one of the most effective ways for the next generation to avoid the poverty trap. The door to homeownership has been slammed shut, according to more than one third (35%) of parents, who believe their children are destined to stay locked into Generation Rent, and 29% are worried that their children will be less well off than them when they grow up.   Parents are also fearful that their own bad money habits will be picked up by their children. Not putting money aside for a rainy day (19%), overspending (18%) and relying on their credit cards (15%) are among the bad habits parents hope their kids can be taught to avoid.   Almost one third (27%) believe their children’s chances of being comfortably wealthy in later life is dependent on them receiving financial education at an early age, with parents

under 35 being the least likely to feel confident with teaching the skills themselves. More than a quarter of parents (26%) say their child’s primary school simply isn’t doing enough to help, and nearly half (44%) of parents want compulsory finance education at school.   Without the resources, time, and expertise required to teach personal finance acumen, teachers face an uphill battle.   The initiative has been supported by donations from AXA Investment Managers and Mash Virtual, and RedSTART is confident that the results will be extremely useful in the charity’s drive to prove that financial education for primary school children should be compulsory.   Julian Wright, Head of Education Expansion at RedSTART said: “We know children form their money habits by the age of seven, and parents seem to agree that the earlier children learn these skills the better. Our Money Matters lesson plans arm children with the tools needed to navigate their financial futures without making extra work for teachers,

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as every lesson is mapped back to key parts of their curriculum. The data from this study, and other initiatives we currently have in place, is critical to ensure that financial education is put much higher on the agenda and considered as important as traditional subjects like English, maths, and science.” Mrs Karen Jaeggi, Headteacher of Worcesters Primary School, said: “It has been a pleasure working with RedSTART to create our very own student bank. Its lesson plans are extremely easy to teach and have been seamlessly integrated into our current learning programme. We are planning to use the ‘currency’ to reward our students for good behaviour and outstanding work. This project will not only excite and inspire our children but educate them in the basics of financial management for the future - we can’t wait for it to be up and running and to see the impact of this very worthwhile initiative to ensure our pupils are financially literate when they leave our school.”

New Year New Eating Plans

Health that at least a third of your diet was really nutritious. Also your body is most receptive to nutrients first thing in the morning when it’s in a fasted state so if you’re going to get your vits in that’s the best time to do it. So, how to super charge your breakfast and get your day off to a good start?

For me it’s smoothies all the way. You can squeeze loads of nutrients in - literally, they’re quick to make and portable. Here’s my recipe for my blueberry brekkie smoothie. Some other nutritious breakfast alternatives would be overnight soaked oats made with almond milk and nut butter or if you have a bit more time, how some scrambled eggs or tofu and wilted spinach? Blueberry Brekkie 100 ml freshly squeezed orange juice 200 ml filtered water (diluted OJ for Vitamin C) 1 banana 2 heaped teaspoons of raw wild ground blueberry powder 1 teaspoon of spirulina 1 teaspoon of barley grass powder

Blend until smooth in a high speed blender and enjoy!

Once you’ve got your day off on good start how about making a small change to your lunch or dinner by adding a forkful of raw kimchi or sauerkraut. As well as giving you lots of probiotics this will provide digestive enzymes that help you digest your meal and they taste great so it’s win-win! So the new year has started and you set out with good ideas to eat well and healthy in 2019 but have they lasted? EN Magazine spoke to tw,o local health and diet experts to get some tips to keep you on your planned track Are January’s good intentions starting to wobble? Emma-Louise of Eat Live shares tips on how to get back on the bandwagon with ease. The trouble with New Year’s health resolutions is that they seem like such a good idea at the time. For some reason on 31st December going from doing no exercise to going to the gym three times a week seems totally reasonable. As does cutting out all sugar and carbs oh yeah and being a vegan. By about this time of year we tend to waver, it’s cold, we’re still paying off Christmas and we need the sofa and carbs for comfort. But wait don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Research shows you are much more likely to stick with something if you make small and gradual changes.

So just start with breakfast. Breakfast is what sets your day off and when you start your day well you’re more likely to continue in the same manner. Given breakfast is one of your three main meals, even if the rest of the day goes to pot you know

Heather Newham of Practically Slim has years of experience helping local people manage their weight and shares her top diets to help our readers reach their goals in 2019.

We know, we know. You’ve heard it all before. There’s so many to choose from, which weight lossplan is for you? Fortunately, this is the end of your quest. At Practically Slim, we have all six of the best. 5:2 plan or intermittent fasting Eat what you like five days a week, go into starvation mode for two. Sticking to a regime two days a week can be easier to manage Don’t overeat on your five eating days. Eat in reasonable moderation. The fast track plan or very low-calorie diet (VLCD) Eat four packs of diet soups, shakes or meals plus a diet bar per day for a maximum of 12 weeks. We advise that you add a bowl of salad, a teaspoon of oil and 1-2 litres of water a day

Rapid weight loss can be very motivating, but some research indicates it’s not sustainable. Other research suggests the results short and long term are not much different to conventional diets, you just get there sooner. Various combinations of packs and intermittent fasting You can use packs to fast alternate days, or, on the Weekender diet, five days a week, adding two small

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Health healthy meals on each of the remaining days.

The Meal a Day or MAD plan provides for three packs a day plus small healthy meal seven days a week.

The Real Food plan This is where you focus on eating foods low in calories. High energy density foods pack in lots of calories in a small amount of food. Think cheese, butter and chocolate. Now stop thinking about them! Low energy density foods are the opposite, enabling you to fill up without the calories.

Behavioural support Combine any of the above with the fantastic advice from our sparkling counsellors and we’ve got what you need to kickstart the year. Be kind to yourself Essential advice for when you trip at the inevitable hurdles there’ll be along the way. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and speak to yourself kindly, the way you would a good friend.

Emma-Louise is a food writer, fermenter and solicitor. You can find her Kimchi, Kraut and Raw Chocolate at the Village Wholefood Store in Forty Hall Enfield and online at www.eatlive.co.uk Heather Neham can be contacted at n 07970 252 647 to discuss how best Practically Slim can help you. heather@practicallyslim.com or visitwww. practicallyslim.com

Join the Practically Slim family That’s all there is left to say. What are you waiting for? We can’t wait to have you back. Get in touch today.


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Is Technology Taking Over Your Life and Relationships More than half of Brits admit their addiction to social media has hindered their ability to make friends in ‘real life’, a study found. Researchers who polled 3,053 adults found our obsession with social networking has made many of us less likely to go out and meet people. Six in 10 also revealed they have caught up with existing friends less frequently as the world has become more digital.

Further to this, despite its many benefits, 55 per cent believe social media has made their relationship with mates ‘more superficial’. In fact, the research commissioned by Pernod Ricard, found just 23 per cent of friends on Facebook are considered to be genuine mates by those polled. Perhaps as a result, a third wish they had more close pals than they do currently.

Professor Robin Dunbar, British anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist, said: “The limit of friends you have is set by your capacity to invest time and mental effort in them. That’s why people who are in love typically can only cope with four other close relationships - because they’re already investing a lot of time and effort in the object of their affection.

“However the more close relationships you have, the higher your levels of happiness are. With this in mind, making small changes to our lifestyles like cutting down on social media can give us more time and space in the ‘real world’ to embrace convivial moments with friends. And doing this is what creates close, fulfilling and happy friendships.”


has actually had a positive effect on the social lives of 22 per cent of the population. And more than a fifth have made a new and genuine friend through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram during the last six months. The Pernod Ricard research, carried out through OnePoll, found the typical Brit has 12 friends - but feel they can only truly confide in four of them on average.

And 56 per cent believe conviviality –sharing genuine moments with family and friends – is key to maintaining close friendships. But 59 per-cent of the population feel the UK is a less convivial place than it used to be compared to five years ago. Alexandre Ricard, chairman & CEO of Pernod Ricard, said: “There’s a real yearning for connection and sharing in today’s world. Convivialité is more than just a corporate value for Pernod Ricard, it’s our raison d’être – and it’s proudly embodied every day by our 19,000 employees across the globe. “This mindset echoes the lifelong motto of my grandfather Paul Ricard, who launched an invitation to all his employees to “make a new friend every day.” To encourage more of us to be convivial Pernod Ricard has produced a documentary called ‘The Power of Conviviality’. To view the documentary visit www.theconvivialists. com

The research also found social media, along with busy lifestyles – working long hours, being a parent, and living too far from one another – mean their existing friendships have fizzled out. In fact, those polled have drifted apart from seven friends in total – as a direct result of not being able to catch-up with one another regularly enough.

On the flipside, social media

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Technology But its not just Social Media that is disrupting our lives. More than half of Brits are ‘always on’, according to a study.

Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found fast-paced lifestyles, always being contactable by mobile and increasing demands at work mean few truly ‘switch off’.

Other factors include the stress of being a parent, longer commuting times and financial pressures amid rising living costs. But two thirds believe their difficulty in switching off has taken its toll on both their health and emotional wellbeing. Commissioned by tea brand Twinings, the research also found those polled truly switch off for just 54 minutes a day on average.

Jacqueline Makin, spokeswoman for Twinings, said: “Our research revealed the majority of Brits are finding the pressures of modern life stressful. However, we believe simple adjustments to our everyday lifestyle, for example a short tea break with companions or taking time out for ourselves can really help to positively influence our emotional welfare.” The research also found the difficulties we have switching off mean we’re left feeling ‘mentally frazzled’ twice a week on average. And four in 10 admit their difficulty in unwinding has had a negative impact on their home life n fact, more than half are so busy they don’t even feel like they have time for a tea break.


But 45 per cent are aware of the problem and acknowledged they need to make more effort to successfully switch off. However, six in 10 feel said they feel apprehensive about straying from their daily routine.

Despite this, the Twinings research carried out through OnePoll, found many of those polled have made changes to their daily routine to help them better relax. These include taking longer tea breaks during their working day, not looking at their mobile devices in the evening and reading a book before going to bed. Other methods include taking more tea breaks, doing exercise and enforcing a ‘no talking about work’ rule when at home.

Jacqueline Makin added: “Health and fitness is such an important focus for people nowadays, but we must remember that our emotional wellbeing is just as vital for our health and longevity.” The tea brand has hosted three 45 minute podcasts covering wellbeing, resilience and mindfulness to show how making small changes to routine can have a positive impact on our lives.

The recordings feature Emma Gannon (Ctrl, Alt, Delete), Katie Piper (Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People) and Standard Issue, along with special guests.

To listen to the podcasts visit play.acast.com/s/twinings

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Days Out - The History of Getting Around London

With half term soon to be upon us EN Magazine sent me to find a day out that would not cost the earth but be fun for all the family.

As we all know the EN area sit son the edge of London with its abundance of museums parks and attractions. Some of these can be extremely expensive once you add in travel and entrance fees as well as food for a day out but could I find a solution. Well I think I did.

A trip to the London Transport museum in Covent Garden. The museum gives an entertaining and informative insight into the public transport system that we have today in London. From the horse drawn trams to the building and development of the first tube lines through to the building of CrossRail. The museum is well thoughout and leads you through the history of the public transport in London as you follow the route around the museum. And young ones will have fun getting their card clipped! Older visitors may remember getting tickets clipped. Families visiting London Transport Museum over February half-term can learn about the amazing women who keep London moving, with a week of fun activities inspired by the hidden heroines of London’s transport network - past and present – who deserve to be celebrated. From 16-24 February daily, children can join lively Storytime sessions HHermand get creative in a Make and Take craft activity.

Storytime session, all ages welcome Sessions take place at 11:00 and 14:00 daily and last approximately 20 minutes All ages welcome. Most suitable for children aged 0-7 Many different people working in public transport have kept London moving over the past 200 years, but who are they? In this interactive Storytime session little ones will learn new names and hear about the achievements of London transport’s female superstars! Make and Take activity Drop in from 11:30-12:45 and 14:30-15:45 daily Suitable for families with children aged 3-12 Young visitors can get creative designing a poster to take home that celebrates the amazing women who have helped shaped London’s famous transport system. During a visit to London Transport Museum families can also: • Visit the brand-new

Future Engineers gallery and get hands-on with interactive exhibits. Try out a palm scanner – the latest in ticketing technology, ‘drive’ a modern Elizabeth line train, and see your face on the cover of The Engineer magazine. • See a life-size recreation the tunnelling shield that helped create the world’s first electric Tube railway in the Digging Deeper gallery, and learn about the history of tunnelling from Brunel in the 19th century to modern day Crossrail. • Explore the All Aboard family play zone where young visitors can play conductor on a real bus, repair a mini Tube train with toy spanners, and work in the ‘Lost Property Office’ • Play on real buses and trains. And here is some great news for parents Kids go free. Prices for adults start from £16.00 online. Save money by booking online in advance at www.ltmuseum. co.uk. Tickets allow unlimited daytime admission to the Museum galleries and temporary exhibitions for a whole year from the date of purchase. One thing we as visitors noticed was how well planed the museum was for visitors with children even to the free cloakroom and buggy park.

And once you have spent a great few hours exploring London Transport Museum its location leads to even more great entertainers performing in Covent Garden. All in all a great day out for all the family.

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Valentines Guide

Are You Ready for Valentines Day

Valentine’s day will shortly be upon us (14 February, for those of you who’ve only just woken up after New Year). Currently you can’t move in the shops for cupids, arrows, chocolate hearts and cards adorned with small, cute bears. Different people and different cultures have various ways of commemorating Valentine’s day. Let us skip lightly over the well-known criminal blood-bathed massacre with which it is sometimes associated, because it’s a nightmare at closing time in the shops, what with all those men who’ve left it until the last minute to buy cards/chocolates/red roses at £75 a bunch for their loved ones, and know what trouble will ensue if they show up empty-handed. Instead, let’s do some reasearch: here’s a little potted history of why we do it. One story goes that Valentine was a Christian priest in third century Rome. The emperor Claudius decided that single men made better soldiers than the average family guy, who liked to get home in one piece of an evening, dandle a baby on his knee and then head off to the nearest taverna. Claudius therefore outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine thought this was monumentally unfair, and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. This did not enhance his career prospects, as Claudius found out and had him killed, but it did ensure Valentine’s lasting reputation as the patron of young lovers everywhere.

Another tale relates that Valentine, himself imprisoned for helping Christians to escape from notoriously tough Roman jails, fell in love with his jailer’s daughter. He wrote her a letter signed ‘From your Valentine’, and although his fate remains unclear, his words live on in our greetings today. By the Middle Ages, Valentine was firmly ensconced as the patron saint of luurve, and we inherit his legacy. Specifically his words on the cards. Ah, yes, the cards. That was then and this is now, and this is you, gazing in fascinated awe at the sheer range of cards available. Or maybe you’re just doing a lunchtime dash-in, grab and dash-out, depending on your schedule

Nowadays you can buy greeting cards for every category of loved one from your granny to your goldfish, never mind your girlfriend, and you have to choose carefully. Does your recipient have a sense of humour? A melting middle in the heart region? Are you dealing with a romantic or a refusnik on the love front? And why are there so many animals featured? There are loved-up hedgehogs, hamsters, teddy bears, penguins … you


name it, it’s out there (haven’t spotted any goldfish yet, though).

Depending on your means and ambitions, you may wish to go further than a card to woo the object of your affections. The secret is to get in early. Plan ahead, even if your plan is to appear spontaneous – in fact, especially if you want to appear spontaneous. If you can stretch to flowers, order a bouquet the week before, but make sure you’ve found out what kind she likes. Red roses won’t cut it if she’s ever so for pale blue delphiniums. The main thing, I’ve found, is to make sure that your idea of a good time chimes harmoniously with your loved one’s idea of fun things to do. In other words, do some research beforehand. For instance, a friend of mine once arranged what she considered a delightful little Valentine’s treat: a smoked salmon and scrambled eggs brunch with Buck’s Fizz. She laid the table and led her beloved to the feast. They raised their glasses in a toast and – all was not well. ‘Call me Little Miss Perceptive’ she whispered to me afterwards into her mobile, ‘but I could tell there was something wrong.’ Apparently it went something like this: ‘What meal is this?’ he said.

‘What?’ she asked, puzzled. ‘What meal is this, and how soon can we eat again?’ he said, looking tense. ‘This,’ she said, gently but clearly, as if dealing with one who finds it difficult to assimilate new concepts, ‘is brunch, and we can eat again as soon as we feel hungry.’ This seemed to give him some reassurance, and the meal proceeded happily enough. It was only later, and by dint of careful questioning, that she got to the heart of the matter. You see, she thought she’d organised a treat, but he, being a man, had zoned straight in to the main fact: that where he could have had two meals – breakfast and lunch – he was instead being presented

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with one: this hybrid creature called brunch. This meant he was a meal down on the day, and that could never be a good thing. The point is, if she’d done her research, she’d have found out beforehand that quantity was the key criterion and prepared accordingly. As it was, she had to make amends by providing another meal to avoid him having post traumatic-brunch stress disorder. They’re still together, but it was a close call, I can tell you.

So, lovers of the word, take account of the preferences of your best beloved this Valentine’s day and be prepared to deviate as necessary. OK, so you’ve done your prep work and booked a table for two with Michel Roux promising his personal attention – he’s taking time off from Masterchef especially. Leading coyly up to the announcement of the treat, you say, ‘I was thinking about dinner for Valentine’s day. Fancy going out somewhere?’ If she looks happy, go ahead as planned. If she says ‘No, I want to stay in with a takeaway and watch a recording of Love Actually,’ accept her decision graciously. She’s the one you’re trying to please, and Michel will doubtless cope with the disappointment.

be prepared: if she says she doesn’t want anything at all for Valentine’s because it’s horribly overcommercialised and she wants no truck with it, ignore her. Have a card, champagne, chocolates, flowers, a restaurant booking and a takeaway menu all on standby. You just might stand a chance.

Share the love on Valentines Day…Here’s how! With only a few days until Valentine’s Day, have you decided what to get for the one you love? Simple – you are the gift! Yes, you! You’re the reason they fell for you! You’re the reason there was a connection and you’re the reason the spark eventually tied the knot

But with all relationships the honeymoon phase of dating is over and now you are committed to each other and the demands of life can sometimes have a toll on relationships. Before you know it, you’re taking each other for granted. It doesn’t have to be that way. You have the power to ignite the passion again that once flowed freely at the start of your relationship. Sure, you still tell each other those 3 special words, but it’s even sweeter when it’s shown. Wouldn’t you agree? Take action for love, it speaks volumes. So here are some valuable secrets we want to share with you to keep the flame burning:

Start with the element of surprise – romance never dies, unless you allow it too. Even the simplest gesture of writing a love letter or notes of affection will melt any heart when they least expect it. This will build excitement to see you later. Your surprise can be anything, just keep your mind open and the ideas will come to you.

Be creative – Gifts from the heart are never forgotten. Either activities you will do together or a bunch of adorable gift items, these presents will surely last beyond the day of giving. Always set the mood to reconnect with fun – this can be anything from going out and doing something extra special together, to staying at home and sharing a luxurious bubble bath in candlelight with a bottle of bubbly. Bring ambience into play when you create the mood, it allows romance to bloom. This means from selecting the perfect music, lightning or where and when to pick a day to make your loved one know how much you cherish their love. Woo your love with food – Did you know that certain foods are aphrodisiac? Such as dark chocolate which aids the release of feeling good chemicals called endorphins. Feeding your loved one with strawberries dipped in chocolate will surely make them smile. What is fundamental, a meal cooked by you, makes it more personal and intimate. Listen and engage – Be attentive, look your partner warmly in the eyes. It’s good to listen when your loved

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Valentines Guide one shares their thoughts, and don’t be afraid to ask questions, to encourage them to express themselves. Questions like what are they thinking? You may be surprised to know that a simple question like this can steer the conversation to a deeper level of intimacy. When you communicate effectively with your partner it brings you even closer together.

Keep the fire burning – Sometimes just forget the electricity and bring out the candles – lots of them. An open flame ignites desire. But choose your candles wisely as scent serves as aphrodisiac too, choose vanilla or patchouli. So you see romance is alive and well if you tune into it and allow yourself to open up. Yes, life is demanding but your relationship is just as important. So go on, bring back share the love and watch the sparks fly!


Say it with Choclates Whatever your plans this Valentine’s Day, it’s only right that you celebrate with chocolates that were created with love! Whilst you may be familiar with the iconic Sea Shell shape and roasted hazelnut praline flavour of Guylian Belgian chocolates, did know that the brand started with a tale of romance? In 1958 lovers Guy and Liliane combined his delicious recipe and her Sea Shell design, as well as their names to create the chocolates you know and love today, as well as being a forerunner of the couple name mash-up.

This Valentine’s Day, whether you’re looking for a romantic gift, a treat to enjoy after dinner, or something to snack on during a Netflix or movie marathon, Guylian has something for you. Choose from one of the following options: For a romantic gift – Praline hearts

Treat your loved one to an eye-catching red box of romantic Belgian chocolate hearts, marbled and filled with roasted hazelnut praline. The 42g box (RSP £1), which contains four praline filled hearts, is the ideal love token, whilst the 105g heart shaped box (RSP £4) makes an even more impressive Valentine’s Day gift.


For an afterdinner treat - Master’s Selection

For a real treat, Guylian has created Master’s Selection (200g box, RSP £5), a new assortment of 30 mini pralines in 10 delectable flavours, presented in a beautiful gift box. Discover flavours like Coffee-Cardamom, Ginger-Lime or Caramel with Costa Rican pineapple. Fine ingredients like golden berry or zest of lemon decorate each praline to complete the taste sensation. The perfect way to end a romantic meal! Guylian’s Valentine’s Day chocolates are available from all major supermarkets, selected independent stores nationwide and via Guylian’s web shop www.guylian. com. The Scent of Love The Original Eau De Cologne is now over two centuries old—there must be a secret that keeps people coming back for hundreds of years. The brand chalks this success up to high-quality ingredients and essential oils. The bright, fresh top note grabs attention right away –you can’t help but notice it from the first spray or splash.

The unisex ingredients and scents work in harmony. Bergamot, lemon, and orange provide a unique revitalizing effect. Lavender and rosemary calm and relax with their deep, herbal tones. Bitter orange extract (also known as Neroli) creates a positive and calming base note. If you are struggling for gift ideas this year, 4711 is perfect for him or her!

Love it or Hate It? As Valentine’s Day looms, Marmite is encouraging Brits to forget the blooms and instead opt for one of the nation’s favourite toast toppers – now available in a Valentine’s limited-edition jar. It’s the perfect gift for the lover in your life on 14th February. Available in store at Tesco, the jar is emblazoned with

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For those looking for a more personal touch, the jar can be personalised with a sweet nothing, a declaration of love or simply with a name of your choosing at social.marmite.co.uk for £5.49 + P&P and is available from the 14th January.

Say it with flowers Artists behind Endura roses, the UK’s leading preserved flower company, have launched what is thought to be the World’s most expensive bouquet of flowers ever this week with the announcement of The Cullinan, costed at £20,000. A masterpiece that was inspired by the very diamond it was named after, The Cullinan, and contains no less than 100 specially preserved flowers. Rising form a bed of lush, black hydrangea; a towering forest of roses ranging in size, colour and texture. With no less than six Grandeur Roses that have been completely encased in 24-carat gold; the Grande Rosesourced from Cayambe, Equador, were the local active volcanoes offer generously enriched soils that allow for the growth of the largest rose in the world; Heart Roses that are intricately and carefully created by hand by a specialist florist; and the Juliette Rose adds a large and lavishly shaped rare Rose with a texture like no other and a beautifully double-petalled structure.

The bouquet is also finished with Diamond Dust; a very rare and very precious product that is created when larger, multi-faceted diamonds are cut and polished, the dust that falls from them is no longer viable to be set in jewellery however still has the shine and gleam and refracts the light in the same exact way.

At its centre, the bouquet holds a Mon Chérie elegant curved glass cloche that into which is sealed a romantic dance of Endura’s heart roses with two Cullinan diamonds one 0.5 carat and the other 0.3 carat (SI1 clarity) sitting perfectly placed at its centre.

Based in the UK, Endura Roses have perfected the art of preserving roses. These real roses have been preserved to capture and maintain their original beauty year after year making them the perfect valentine’s gift to show your enduring love. The Cullinan joins a wide range of other gifts for Valentine’s Day available through its online shop or instore at its shops around the country.

To find out more, visit www.enduraroses.com, call 0330 111 6767 See your love in the stars The Heart Star Maps allow customers to capture the constellations in the night sky at their chosen location, time and date - the map itself is shaped as a heart. Customers can further personalise the design with their sentiments as a caption and title, if they wish. There are a wide range of colour schemes to choose from as well.

The Dual Star Maps feature two fully personalised maps of the night sky - this allows customers to capture two important events on one map. This could be the date they got engaged, and the date they got married, or the birth dates of two children. Again, there are a range of colour schemes to choose from. Both start from £20 for unframed prints, and the designs are available as posters and framed prints as well. The exact price depends on the size and product selected, and customers can find this on the design page for the design they’ve chosen on posterhaste.com

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What’s On REGULAR EVENTS AND CLUBS Grange Park Horticultural Society based at Cheyne Walk Allotments Trading Hut Open Saturday’s and Sundays 10 – 12 am. Details from Secretary, Evelyn 0208 363 4708 email: secretary@gphs.org.uk

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.

You are warmly invited to join us to share in

Soup & Conversation

Every Wednesday 12 noon – 2pm At Grange Park Methodist Church Corner of Park Drive/Old Park Ridings N21 2LS Queries 07930 920941 www.grangeparkmethodistchurch.com

Enfield Arthritis Group Frist Wednesday of the month 6pm to 8pm The Art Town 29-30 Adorned Community Gospel The Town Enfield Choir - Meet on Tuesdays 7:30pm- Whether you have arthritis or care 9pm at St Paul’s Centre, 102 for some with the condition Our Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR Group is for You Christmas Concert. Rehearsals Come sing your heart out with For more information about Monday nights, Mount Grace Adorned Community Gospel Choir. the group please email GPMC soup.indd 1 School, Potters Bar.Training Band Be uplifted and encouraged by enfieldarthritissocialgroup@ 7pm to 8pmSenior Band 8pm to upbeat contemporary and classic outlook.com or call Arthritis Care 9.30pmMembership just £12 per Gospel songs. All are welcome, no on 020 7380 6522 month – uniform supplied. Many auditions, no need to read music. instruments free on loan. sign up at adornedvoicesuk@ Hertfordshire Showband gmail.com or visit www. 60 strong Community Concert and Contact Terry Barnes 01707 650209 adornedgospelchoir.com Tel: Marching Band based in Potters 07980550542 Bar. Core age teens and young Southgate Photographic adults, but with several senior Society Albany Badminton United members as well! Brass, wind are a friendly group of amateur play at Oasis Academy,South and percussion players always photographers who meet on Street,Ponders End every welcome to join us. Very sociable Tuesday evenings in St Paul’s Wed.8.30pm to 10 pm. group with lots of good gigs and Church Hall, Winchmore Hill, All standards welcome.Open for fun activities, including Lord 8.00 – 10.00 pm, term time, to over 16 years old.£5 a session. Mayor’s Show, Disneyland Paris, socialise and improve our skills. We would really like to meet you – please email Mike on info@ southgatephoto.org.uk for further Enfield Borough Police 020 8807 1212 information. Crime Prevention Office 020 8345 1102 You are warmly invited to join us Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 to share in

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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 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

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

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 Enfield National Trust Association meet twice monthly,

What’s On 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 07946 901 856 or susanksims@ gmail.com Potters Bar & District Photographic Society Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar Mondays 7.45pm to 10pm. Contact Ann on 01438 832504 Competitions, lectures, practical sessions; we are a keen group of amateur photographers of all abilities. New members very welcome. Enfield & District Fuchsia Society Now in our 50th year. Meet at Capel Manor, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield. 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of each month 7-45 - 9-45 pm. Demonstrations, talks, advice, regular speakers. Beginners warmly welcomed. Free entry to our show, in July. Christmas party in December. For further information tel: Roy Fenwick 020 8292 6965 or Mark Mendes 020 8368 6670 Cuffley Floral Art Club We are a friendly flower arranging club meeting every 2nd Tuesday in the month (except January and August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7pm, visitors always welcome. For more information ring Jackie 020 8441 3663 or Val 01707 889447 Oakmere Bridge Club Held at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane Potters Bar every Monday, 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are a small friendly club and would welcome new members. We have vacancies for improvers and intermediate players We play

Chicago Bridge. Interested? Then contact Robert 01707 658677 Janice 01707 850983 Winchmore Folk Dance Club meets every Tuesday morning between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon at The Village Hall, St.Peter’s Church, Grange Park, N21 1RJ to enjoy folk dancing from every era. Experienced callers used. All welcome, including beginners. Come and join us for a taster session. Contact Gillian West 020 8360 6226 Grange Park (Evening) WI would love you to come and join us at 7.30pm on the first Monday of each month in the Main Hall, Grange Park Methodist Church, Old Park Ridings, London N21 2EU for an evening of entertainment and friendship usually involving a speaker and sometimes a quiz. We also organise social events and other activities. For further details please contact Chris on 0208 360 4029 or why not take a look at our website at www.grangeparkeve@ weebly.com. The Rotary Club of Edmonton Venue - The Winchmore 235 Winchmore Hill Road Winchmore Hill London N21 1QA 020 8886 6385 Meeting each Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm The Rotary Club of Southgate Venue - JJolly Farmers Monday 12.45 for 1pm Enfield Road Enfield Middx. EN2 7QS 020 8363 1917 Meeting each Monday 6.30pm for 7pm The Rotary Club of Enfield Chase Venue - The Coffee Lounge Enfield Baptist Church Ceceil Road Enfield Middx. EN2 6TG 07925 143402 Meeting each Thursday 7.30am The 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 The Rotary Club of Enfield, Venue The Plough, Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill EN2 9DJ Tel 0208 363 4386 Monday 6.30pm for 7pm Business Events YBC Breakfast Networking Enfield Every other Tuesday Bringing together sole traders, business owners and managers across a range of sectors, breakfast networking is a great way to expand your knowledge base, build connections and

develop opportunities not only for themselves but also fellow members. Running between 8am - 10am, Unlike other breakfast networking events, the morning is relaxed and visitors are under no pressure to ‘perform’. There is plenty of time to engage with every attendee Call Doug on 020 8363 9444 for more details or to book your place Enterprise Enfield Seminars and Events: For more details and to book: visit www.EnterpriseEnfield.org or call 020 8443 5457 Thursday 7th February, 11.00am 1.00pm NLCCE Connect – Monthly Business Networking Event In Association with Santander. Free for attendees At the Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS Tuesday 12th February, 9.30am - 4.30pm At Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, EN3 5JH Maximise Your Online Presence to Grow Your Business! (Enfield businesses only) Wednesday 27th February, 10.00am – 1.00pm At Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, EN3 5JH Win More Business in Enfield! How to Tender Successfully (Enfield businesses only) Thursday 7th March, 11.00am 1.00pm NLCCE Connect – Monthly Business Networking Event In Association with Santander. Free for attendees At the Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS Tuesday 19th March, 9.30am - 11.00am NLCCE Workshop: Embrace Card Payments and Grow Your Business Seminar In Association with Aubas Consulting At: Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, EN3 5JH Enterprise Enfield Events: Thursday 7th March, 9.30am 12.30pm New Biz Know How Free Seminar At: Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, EN3 5JH Friday 8th March, 9.30am 4.30pm Talking Social Media Basics Seminar (for Enfield businesses under 3 ½ years old (Free) t: Enfield Business Centre, 201 Hertford Road, EN3 5JH For more details and to book: visit www.EnterpriseEnfield.org or call 020 8443 5457

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