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October 2017

MAGAZINE Where to spend Christmas?

Keeping Your Home & Property Safe

Fighting Winter Colds

Local News & What’s On In Your Area

Win a Home Security System


Welcome to your October 2017 issue of en MAGAZINE Contents

Hello and welcome October issue of EN Magazine.

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With the clocks going back this month and the dark early evenings returning EN Magazine takes a look at how to protect your home and property. We are also giving one lucky reader the chance to WIN a home security system from blink, see page 26 for details on how to enter.

Page 15 - Health - Fighting Winter Colds Page 16 - Health - Do You Need A Holiday? Page 18 - Holidays - Christmas Getaway Destinations Page 23 - Home Improvments - How Safe Is Your Home? Page 27 - Pets - Pampered Pooches

Christmas is not that far away and for many readers this may be seen as an opportunity to getaway with family and friends. But where to go? In this issue have pulled together a selection of destinations offering all types of holidays to give you some inspiration. The change in season from summer to autumn often brings with it winter colds. EN Magazine brings you some expert advice and also the chance to WIN some Vitamin C to give your immune system a boost, see page 16. If you have any comments or suggestions; please get in touch at editorial@enmagazine.co.uk.

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Options for Hertsmere’s Future The next step towards creating a new blueprint for the future of Hertsmere is kicking off this week with residents being asked for their views on a range of potential development options for the borough. The second round of public consultation aimed at helping to prepare for Hertsmere Borough Council’s new Local Plan comes as the council publishes its new Issues and Options report outlining the scale of growth needed in the borough over the next 15 years and the different ways this growth could be achieved. It sets out potential approaches and asks for comments about which might be most appropriate and where. Among them are brownfield development, which involves using land within existing towns and villages that has previously been occupied; new garden suburbs, which would see developments of up to 500 new homes created next to existing communities; village growth, which looks at enlarging existing villages; and a new garden village, which would see the creation of a new community of up to 4,000 homes, complete with community facilities and infrastructure. New estimates suggest that around 9,000 new homes and 9,000 new jobs will be needed in the

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borough over the next 15 years. Christine Lyons, Head of Planning and Economic Development, said: “This is a crucial next step towards the creation of our new Local Plan and we’re asking as many residents as possible to give their views. “We’re hoping to build on the fantastic response we received to our earlier consultation. At that time, people said they would rather see a new settlement than see building continue in existing towns and villages. However, each option we’ve set out has its advantages and challenges and we want everyone to think about these and how they would like to see the area develop. Responses to the Issues and Options document will be used to help create an initial draft of the new Local Plan. The plan will identify what sorts of development will be allowed where, and the factors that the council will take into account when planning applications for any sort of development are put forward. A further edition of the council’s Planning for Growth newsletter will be landing on people’s doorsteps within the next few days, giving details of the report and how people can comment.To take part or find out more go to www.hertsmere.gov.uk/ newlocalplan


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Upcycle, recycle, but don’t just throw it away! To mark Recycle Week 2017, Enfield Council has made a series of films aimed at reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfill. Enfield Council is asking residents to get creative by upcycling or recycling their rubbish rather than just binning it. The first short film shows – ‘Blue Peter style’ – how to make tins into herb containers. Other videos will focus on jars that can be turned into tea-light holders and newspaper that can be used as wrapping paper. Enfield Council’s Cabinet

Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said: “Upcycling is really just creative recycling and so ultimately, if you forgive the pun, we’d like Enfield residents to think outside of the box! We, of course, want residents to recycle responsibly and thoughtfully, but also rethink how they consume products and, in the process, deliver practical and innovative solutions that can be implemented easily. “So If you are feeling up to the challenge, why not try upcycling?” The films will be accessible on YouTube and Facebook,

and @EnfieldCouncil will also be sending out tweets on recycling. So if you have produced any interesting upcycling projects, why not share them with us? Meanwhile, Enfield Council is proud to be supporting Recycle Week, now in its 14th year. Fronted by the charity the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) this year’s theme is ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’. The campaign explains how recycling one item can lead to the creation of something rather surprising e.g. a recycled shampoo bottle could come back as a football

shirt; or egg shells can be used to help generate electricity. You can learn more here: www.wrap.org.uk/content/ recycle-week-2017 For more information on what can and can’t be recycled and what to do with your unwanted items, please go to our website new.enfield.gov. uk/services/rubbish-andrecycling

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Enfield Knife Crime Campaigner, recognised by Women of the Year Enfield Mother and Charity Campaigner, Yvonne Lawson will join over 400 women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year Lunch as a ‘2017 Woman of Achievement’. Each guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only herself, but the millions of women who make a difference every day. Yvonne is being recognised for her work at the Godwin Lawson Foundation (GLF); which she is founder and CEO. Yvonne set up the GLF in 2012 in memory of, and inspired by Godwin’s life, after he was stabbed to death trying to stop some friends being attacked by four other young men. He was just 17. GLF aims to advance the education of young people at risk from gang involvement/exploitation, and deprivation, enabling them to develop their capabilities and reach their full potential as members of a tolerant society. Godwin’s story is used to illustrate the terrible and far reaching consequences carrying knives can have; and educate young

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people on how to keep themselves safe, seek out and capitalise on appropriate opportunities; and empower them make a positive contribution to their communities. Working closely with young people themselves, schools, local police, London Ambulance Service and youth and community organisations, they provide and develop targeted, need driven services that enable young people to find alternative pathways to gangs and knife crime. Yvonne said, “I am absolutely delighted to have been recognised by the Women of the Year Committee for the work of the Godwin Lawson Foundation. As a charity in 2017, we are sadly seeing a rise in fatal incidents related to knife crime. It is more important than ever we all work together to reduce violent crime amongst young people which devastates families, friends and communities.“ This year the event will take place on Monday 16 October 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London.

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Previous attendees of the Women of the Year Lunch have included: Eimear McBride, Ellen MacArthur, Fern Britton, Dame Harriet Walter, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Julie Walters CBE, Lindsay Lohan, Lulu, Mel Giedroyc, Nadiya Hussein, Nicole Kidman, Professor Mary Beard, Sally Lindsay and Theresa May. Women of the Year has recognised, celebrated and inspired women of all backgrounds since 1955 and continues to shine a light on ordinary women, doing extraordinary work, through an annual Lunch and Awards ceremony, Alumnae events and ongoing foundation work. Sandi Toksvig, President of Women of the Year, said: “I’m looking forward to the honour of welcoming these incredible women to the Lunch in October. These women are making a huge difference in their own way, and it’s important that we celebrate such extraordinary work. I would love to show the room to every schoolgirl growing up in Britain today and tell them ‘you can be whatever you want to be: just look at these incredible women.’” Exceptional women will receive special awards at the Lunch for being an inspiration to others, demonstrated by their courage, selflessness and dedication. These special Women of the Year Awards are sponsored by Barclays, Good Housekeeping, ITV’s Lorraine and Prudential

and will be announced on Monday 16 October 2017. Previous Women of the Year winners include: •Baroness Doreen Lawrence, campaigner for justice following the murder of her son Stephen •Christina Noble, founder of The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation •Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Astrophysicist •Fahma Mohammed, antiFGM activist •Jayne Senior MBE, Rotherham sexual abuse whistle-blower •Katie Piper, who set up a charity to help burns survivors after being victim of a brutal acid attack •Kris Hallenga, breast cancer awareness campaigner and cofounder of Coppafeel! •Liz Clegg, a volunteer who has fought to reduce the plight of women and children living in the Calais Jungle. •Marjorie Wallace CBE, British writer, broadcaster, investigative journalist, and Chief Executive of SANE •Seema Aziz, founder of CARE foundation Pakistan, a not-for-profit organization that is on a mission to provide quality education to all.


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Dragons Coming To Enfield This October half term join Skewbald Theatre for an exciting story packed full of adventure, snow and dragons! With lively songs and magical puppets bringing to life Michael Morpurgo’s beautifully atmospheric tale of ‘Mimi and the Mountain Dragon’. High up in the mountains of Switzerland the villagers of Dorta bang their drums, blow their horns and ring the bells to keep the fearsome Mountain Dragon away.

But this year is different, one snowy morning Mimi discovers something extraordinary - a baby dragon sleeping in her woodshed! The little creature is lost and frightened but how did he get there and what happens when his mother comes looking for him? Mimi must be extremely brave if she is going to reach the Dragon’s castle at the very top of the mountain and return the baby to its mother. Adapted and directed by Hayley Byfield and Tory SandarsBook, lyrics and music by Caroline Wigmore and Jen Green Adapted from the book ‘Mimi and the Mountain Dragon’ written by Micheal Morpurgo and illustrated

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Skewbald Directors Hayley Byfield and Tory Sandars say of the show: “It’s a great thrill to be creating the world premiere theatre production of this extraordinary book! Whether we are 3 or 103 the story weaves a fascinating tale of friendship and bravery. Come and join us as we travel through the mountains with Mimi and let’s hope we get the baby dragon home safe and sound to its mother”

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Get your festive design noticed It’s time to dig out the coloureing pencils and paper because the hunt is on for the winning design of this year’s Hertsmere Borough Council’s Christmas card. Entries from budding artists, aged 11 and under, are now being accepted in the council’s Christmas card competition 2017. The winning design will feature on the front cover of the council’s corporate Christmas card. It will be sent to partner organisations across the county as an electronic greeting card and also be reproduced by a designer to be replicated on our website and social media channels. The Mayor of Hertsmere

Councillor Charles Goldstein, will choose the winning entry. Cllr Goldstein, said: “We have had some wonderfully creative and eye-catching designs in previous years – and I’m expecting this year to be no different. If your design is chosen it will be emailed out to hundreds of organisations and individuals, and will be given centre-stage on our website. You don’t have to live in the borough to enter – we also like to hear from you, if you go to school here. “While not everyone in the borough celebrates Christmas, we welcome contributions along a festive theme from children of all faiths and backgrounds.”

With all good wishes for the coming year

Our e-card was designed by Alicia Downey, aged 11, from Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Elstree

The winner will receive £50 gift voucher, second and third place winners will receive a £30 and £20 gift voucher respectively. All three receive certificates and will be invited to a presentation with the Mayor at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood in November. The rules for the competition are: • Artists must be aged 11 or under and live or go to school in Hertsmere. • The design should be no more than A4 (29.5 cm by 21 cm). • It can be produced in pencil, pen and ink, paints or crayons. • It should be one-

dimensional. • The winners will be required to take part in publicity. Entries should be sent to: Corporate Communications Christmas card competition Hertsmere Borough Council Civic Offices Elstree Way Borehamwood WD6 1WA Closing date for entries is Friday 20 October. Entries need to include your full name, age, address and your contact number so that the winners can be invited to a presentation ceremony.

Discover something new at Enfield’s libraries National Libraries Week takes place from Monday to Saturday, 9-14 October and Enfield’s libraries will be celebrating in style with a host of fun activities for all the family to enjoy. Events include Black History Month activities, Children’s Book cCub sessions, arts and crafts, fun and games, animal antics with Zoolab, photography classes and competitions. Enfield has 17 libraries

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and this dedicated week provides a great opportunity to showcase many of the services that residents might not know about. It’s free to join your local library and most activities are completely free. From Baby Rhyme Time to special talks and events, exhibitions and the chance to explore the borough’s rich archive collections – there is a lot to discover. Libraries have activities to suit everyone, including

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reading groups for the visually impaired, the hard of hearing and adults with learning disabilities.

come to you. You can also use the online catalogue to search and reserve books, DVDs and CDs for free.

They also offer a range of free online services – so if you are unable to get to a library, the library can

For more information about libraries go to: https://new.enfield.gov.uk/ services/libraries/


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New Power To Solve Pollution and Create Green Spaces People living in the boroughs of Enfield, Barnet, and Waltham Forest could get new green spaces, reduced flooding and cleaner, more accessible rivers all thanks to a new programme giving residents the skills and tools to influence local planning.

fund more green spaces where they live, if they choose to.

The training, provided by leading waterways charity Thames21, gives residents living in Enfield, Chingford and the Oakhill Park area of Barnet access to software commonly used by environmental experts to assess the impacts of climate change, new housing development, and the development of new wetland or areas of green space.

Rosie Nelson, Thames21’s Community Modelling Officer said: ‘‘Enabling the community to really contribute to planning in their local area is vital. The people living in these areas know their neighbourhoods well. They understand its nuances. By giving them the tools and training, they will be able to influence future plans in their area and not only help to design out localised flooding but contribute towards making our rivers healthier by introducing tree planting or rainscapes, which trap pollutants from sewage and the roads and stop them from entering our river networks.”

The cutting-edge software and accompanied training will help residents ‘model’ - ie simulate - what kind of measures would help cut pollution, make their local rivers healthier and reduce flooding. They will then be able to help map the best sites for tree planting or rainscapes (green areas with plants which help to mop up excess pollutants and rainwater).

The Community Modelling project, based in Chingford, Enfield and the Oakhill area of Barnet, starts this month, and Thames21 is looking for residents interested in participating. No previous experience is needed, just a willingness to learn new skills, develop basic computer knowledge and an interest in protecting your local river.

Residents will also be able to use the tools to forecast the effect new housing development will have on their local river, and to make suggestions for green space to help offset any negative impact. The training will also include guidance on how to put together successful funding bids, to help residents source the cash needed to

Volunteers will meet monthly between now and February to learn how to use the model and agree a plan for protecting the three rivers involved: the Salmon’s Brook and Pymme’s Brook in Enfield, and the Ching Brook in Chingford. All three waterways join the River Lea, so helping protect these rivers will also

significantly benefit the River Lea itself.

thames21.org.uk or by phone 07826 913261.

All these waterways suffer from the effects of sewage effluent and misconnected plumbing, which in the past has led to large numbers of fish being killed in the River Lea. When a river carries too many pollutants, it reduces the amount of oxygen in the water, making it harder for wildlife such as fish to live there, and encourages green algae to spread across the surface, making the river dark and lifeless. Any Enfield, Barnet or Chingford residents wanting to get involved should contact Rosie Nelson via Rosie.nelson@

Community modelling has already been successfully used on flood prevention projects such as Pickering and Otley in Yorkshire, where residents used similar software to propose alternative flood prevention measures which were then installed. In Enfield, new linked rainscapes at the Glenbrook, Firs Farm, Pymmes Park and Grovelands Park installed by Thames21 and Enfield Council have been shown to dramatically cut the amount of pollutants reaching the river.

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150 Years Trading in Enfield A working mill has been on this site in Ponders End for over 900 years and was included in the Domesday Book, prepared for William the Conqueror in 1086. Today, the mill is run by David Wright. 2017 has been a momentous year for G.R. Wright & Sons Ltd as they celebrate their 150th year of trading. As Enfield’s oldest business and London’s only flour mill, it was in 1867 that George Reynolds Wright founded the company with the principle that “products which were to bear his name would be made with only the finest ingredients”. Today they are proud to continue that tradition with a range of convenient

and easy to use Bread and Cake mixes, as well as their flour of course. As a company they say they have always looked to the future without compromising on quality or on their heritage as they continue to develop new products to satisfy the baking needs of Britain. Due to the current revival in home baking, Wright’s have a range of 6 Cake Mixes; Ginger, Carrot, Madeira, Toffee, Orange and Chocolate Fudge – just add water and oil to the mix. They also produce a Victoria and Chocolate Sponge baking kit, Scone Mix, Brownie Mix and Toffee Cookie Mix. Their cake mixes produce a 2lb loaf/8” round cake, 15 slices from a tray bake, 12

muffins or 24 cupcakes and can be made in a bread machine or in your oven at home. They also produce a popular range of bread mixes in 13 varieties which are sold in supermarkets throughout the UK. They have many recipes and over 100,000 members in their home baking club useful for handy hints and tips for baking as their cake mixes are just a great base for your own ideas. Wright’s Cake Mixes are available in larger Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Co-op’s and Asda’s. Their Bread Mixes are also sold in these stores as well as Tesco throughout the UK. Their mail order service has an even wider range of home baking products for you all to enjoy via their website wrightsbaking. co.uk Wrights mixes can also be found locally at Decorative Supplies the local cake decorating shop on Chase Side in Enfield. From coloured icing and fondants, edible decorations, characters and even themed cake tins they have

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everything you need to turn your cake mix in to a spectacular cake for any occasion.

WIN WIN WIN To help celebrate G.R Wrights 150th anniversary, EN Magazine has a selection of bread and cake mixes to give away. To be in with a chance of winning just tell us in what year the Domesday Book was written? To enter, email your answers 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. The closing date for all entries is Monday 16th October 2017


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Vintage Toys on Display Take a nostalgic trip back to your childhood with Potter’s Bar Museum’s latest exhibition. The museum is exhibiting the history of Merit Toys, which relocated to a parade of unfinished shops in the High Street in Potters Bar after being bombed out of London during the blitz. The company was located in the town until it ceased trading in 1978. Arnold Davey, Curator of Potters Bar Museum, said: “This exhibition is a really interesting look at one of the large toy producers between the 40s and 70s. I think it will take our older residents back to their childhood, with lots of information and images of vintage games and toys. “It’s wonderful to see how toys have evolved, something I think younger visitors will especially enjoy. I would encourage people to come along to support their local museum.”

Wrestling Spectacular

Weds 25th Oct 7.30pm Tickets: £12 advance, £15 on the door Kids will love the high-flying American Rumble!

As well as the latest exhibition, the museum also has items relating to the history of Potters Bar and the surrounding area, as well as some natural history items including fossils, geological specimens like Hertfordshire pudding stones, and a selection of Mesolithic stone implements used by the earliest known inhabitants. Parts of a Zeppelin, which crashed in Potters Bar in 1916, are also on view. The museum is situated within the Wyllyotts Centre on Darkes Lane. It is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, and Saturdays from 11am till 1pm. Admission is free.

The Celtic Journey – Creeds Cross

Fri 27th Oct 8pm Tickets: £21 From Galway to Nashville and beyond with fantastic musicianship!

Cirque Enchantment

Sat 28th Oct 7.30pm Tickets: £20, £19 child/concs, family of 4 £68 Mesmerising circus performers mixed with breath taking singing & dancing.

Call the Box Office for further information or if you would like to receive our free cinema and entertainment brochure. WYLLYOTTS BOX OFFICE 01707 645005 Wyllyotts Theatre, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, HERTS EN6 2HN www.wyllyottstheatre.co.uk

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To find out more, go to Potters Bar Museum’s Facebook page www. facebook.com/ pottersbarmuseum.

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Entrepreneurial Women Three women launched their own businesses at a joint celebration event on Thursday, 14th September, at the Let’s Go! Business Hub at Enfield Business Centre. Miacah Huggins, Noi Abrahams and Audra Daws-Knowles are recent graduates of Enterprise Enfield’s 6-month Inspiring Women business programme – they met each other on the course and haven’t looked back since! Their businesses include: a fashion styling consultancy, Thai cooking classes and catering and an online vintage jewellery shop.

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The three entrepreneurs decided to use their launch event to inspire and encourage more women to think about taking the first step to setting up a business. Many studies have shown that the lack of female role models for women entrepreneurs is one reason why some women hesitate to start their own businesses. Audra, Miacah and Noi hope to play their part to redress this issue and demonstrate that with the right help and support, a small idea or dream can become a real profit-

making enterprise. The three have already met with clients, created pop up supper clubs and sold to customers in the UK as well as China, Spain and the USA - and will each be speaking about their own business start-up journey at the event. Through the Inspiring Women Programme, Miacah, Noi and Audra have equipped themselves with the essential skills needed to start and manage their own businesses. The expert advice, guidance, seminars and dedicated help in all aspects of business enabled them to research their ideas, target their audiences as well as complete viable business and marketing plans in order to confidently launch their enterprises. All support is free of charge as the scheme is part- funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The launch event is more than just three women announcing their businesses to the world; it is a statement that says, ‘I can do it and so can you!’ said Barnet resident, Miacah Huggins and owner of Style Formation, a fashion styling consultancy.


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‘I wanted to start my own business because I’m interested in helping women find their own individual style that makes them feel comfortable and confident, inside and out,’ she added. ‘I could only do this if I worked for myself and placed these things at the very heart of the service I will provide.’ The Let’s Go! Business Hub will host the event featuring a selection of Thai treats from Chingford resident, Noi Abrahams, the owner of Boon Thai, which specialises in Thai cooking classes and catering. ‘I love cooking and sharing my love of cooking with others,’ she stated. ‘Many people enjoy eating Thai food and want to learn how to create traditional Thai dishes at home. I can provide this service as well as teach them about the various ingredients and history behind the dishes.’ The third start-up business of the trio is, Brooches Pins and Clips Ltd, an online vintage jewellery business owned by Barnet resident, Audra DawsKnowles. She is also a sales

and marketing training specialist for small creative businesses and recent graduates of Art & Design. Audra said, ‘I have over twenty years of business experience coupled with a successful career as a secondary school Media Studies Teacher. The Inspiring Women Programme brought me up to speed on company formation and financial reporting. I aim to use my knowledge and skills to make my business a success as well as support and inspire other women to start their own.” For more information contact: Brooches Pins and Clips Ltd www. etsy.com/uk/shop/ BroochesPinsandClips Style Formation www. styleformation.co.uk Boon Thai www.facebook. com/LovelifeeatThai

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Over 40 local businesses attended the launch party, for a new discount card for Enfield and Barnet residents from Sophia’s Diary (www. sophias-diary.com) on Wednesday 6th September 2017. The website was launched by Enfield Mum, Andrea Krase, just 22 months ago, as a platform to connect local parents to relevant businesses that work with children, parents and families. It has been described as a “fantastic resource for local parents” and used by thousands. More children are doing activities that they enjoy, and many local businesses have gained more work. Community information, shows, events and children’s groups and classes are also listed on this family centred website.

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There is a strong essence of the business supporting each other and the community. Free social events are organised, so there is opportunity for business members to meet, collaborate and build alliances. Joel Hockman, who owns literacy group

Fun with Phonics states “We have been with Sophia’s diary for a few years now and we couldn’t be happier with the service we have received. Not only is Sophia’s diary a great way to promote ourselves but we also feel part of a larger community all working together to provide the best services in our local area. Thank you to Sophia’s Diary for your constant professionalism and support!” The businesses also contribute to helping the local community. Enfield Estate Agent, Cottage Fields will donate £250 to any school, if a discount card holder sells or lets their house with them. This is a generous amount from a small business, and will really help schools at a time of budget cuts. The Sophia’s Diary Discount Card can now be used in multiple local establishments. It is a great way to encourage spending with small businesses that contribute so much to ensuring children have opportunities to develop and have fun. All the offers are listed on www.sophiasdiary.com/discounts


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Give Seasonal Bugs The Cold Shoulder It’s that time of year again when the thick blankets are calling and your snug jumpers have never felt so good but you’ll also want to keep the nasty winter bugs at bay. EN Magazine asked some health experts for their top tips on giving your immunity a helping hand in avoiding the colds and flus that are often lurking this time of year… 1. Give germs a run for their money with garlic “Add a touch of immune-boosting magic to your diet by using garlic. Garlic has been used for centuries and is known for its protective properties. Acting as a powerful immune booster that stimulates the multiplication of infection-fighting white cells, garlic boosts natural killercell activity and increases the efficiency of antibody production,” explains Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist, author of The Natural Health Bible for Women.

2. Mix up your shower temperature “Change the temperature of the water in your shower to either hot or cold every two minutes. This helps to boost your immunity by increasing two types of white blood cells called Monocytes and Lymphocytes. The immune system is stimulated by your body trying to warm itself up from the cold water, while switching to hot water every now and then stimulates your body’s detoxification system. The fewer toxins we have in our body, the more your immune system is better able to deal with bacteria and viruses,” explains Shona Wilkinson, Nutritionist at SuperfoodUK, the online shopping destination for all things health and wellbeing (superfooduk.com).

4. Ditch the dairy “Try to avoid dairy if you want to get better quicker and stay healthy, because as comforting as that warm milky drink is, it is a mucous forming and inflammatory product. If you have too much dairy it may take longer for you to shake off that bout of sinusitis or flu!” explains Quest Nutra Pharma (qnutrapharma.com) Nutritionist, Alix Woods.

5. Get enough snoozing time “Poor sleep can affect the immune system so it’s crucial that you’re getting enough shut-eye. Magnesium is known as ‘nature’s tranquiliser’ and is needed to relax our muscles and nerves, so can help you fall into a peaceful sleep. “Try and include plenty of magnesium-rich foods in your diet such as, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, fish and leafy green vegetables. For a daily dose of magnesium I would also recommend Natures Plus Kalm Assure Magnesium Powder, available in an orange and pink lemonade flavour (£24.50, www.naturesplus.co.uk),” suggests Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns.

6. Step away from the sweet stuff “Another way to support our immunity is to ensure that we are not overloading our systems with too many antinutrient, low-nutrient culprit foods, like sugar! It can have an inflammatory effect and feeds the yeasts and bacteria in our body, which can prolong a condition or illness,” explains Alix.

3. Keep hydrated “Your immune system relies on water. The water in our body carries nutrients to your cells, carries waste and toxins away from your cells and out of your body, keeps body temperature stable, protects joints and keeps the lining of your mouth hydrated and moist, reducing susceptibility to colds. Drinking plenty of water will also help your body deliver nutrients, flush out waste and dilute mucus, helping to eliminate bacteria and viruses that can make you ill,” explains Marilyn.

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Health 7. Physical touch “A rub, a hug, and a passing touch can all help to decrease the level of the stress hormone cortisol in your body. Cortisol decreases your immune response, so snuggle up to a loved one and enjoy the immune boosting properties of an embrace!” explains Shona. 8. Crank up your immunity with vitamin C

Do You Need A Holiday? Losing your sense of humour, bingeing on comfort food and being unable to sleep through the night are all signs you need a holiday, according to a new study.

“Remember to eat 5-8 Getting more angry than usual when held up in a queue, portions of organic losing your temper with colleagues or clients at work and citrus, berry fruits, hitting the snooze button more than usual are also tellpapaya, kiwi, peppers, tale signs. broccoli or brussel sprouts everyday, as Forgetting people’s names even though you know them they are some of the well, misplacing keys and missing a loved one’s birthday richest sources of also made the list. Vitamin C. Taking a vitamin C supplement is Unsurprisingly, the research commissioned by Grace Say another effective Aloe - the brand behind the popular aloe vera drink way of supporting shows getting fed up with friend’s holiday pictures being our immunity and plastered all over social media is another indicator that making sure you’re it’s time for a holiday. getting enough of this nutrient. Vitamin C For more than a third of us, the biggest signifier that a increases the body’s break is much needed is that little problems will start to resistance to viruses, feel massive, while a fifth of those polled claim spending aids the recovery of way too long staring at the phone is a sign. muscles after exercise, helps with wound healing, bone strengthening and has energy giving properties,” says It also emerged the average adult needs FOUR breaks Alix. during the typical year. Try Quest Nutra Pharma Once A Day Immune C (£6.09, Creativity and empowerment coach, Kate Taylor, says: www.qnutrapharma.com), which is suitable for vegans “We might be nearing the end of the summer holiday and has added bioflavonoids to increase the body’s season, but as the research by Grace Say Aloe shows, absorption of the vitamin C. many of us need those regular breaks in order to maintain positivity and productiveness all year round.

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“Sometimes it isn’t a full holiday that is needed, but just a little bit of time to break out from our daily routines, to rebalance and reboot. Even some time away from our mobile phones is all it takes to switch off. “Many people find they suffer from low energy and tiredness if they work for very long periods of time without taking the time to reboot.” The study shows the average person typically starts to need another holiday just 42 days after returning from a break away. At this point, one in ten will start to swear more than usual and almost a quarter will put up with a messy house as they can’t be bothered to tidy. Being unable to get out of bed in the morning and not being able to face the to-do list also feature in the top 20, as does yawning more, not being able to muster the energy for small talk and oversleeping. Eight in 10 people say they need regular breaks in order to stay happy, healthy and positive, and as such, the

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average person says they won’t work longer than 70 days without some sort of rest.

TOP 20 SIGNS YOU NEED A HOLIDAY

But for those who are unable to get the breaks or holidays they need, almost half notice they are more tired than usual, a fifth start to make silly mistakes at work and a third are less enthusiastic about work.

2. You can’t remember the last time you took a break

When away from work and routine, three in five people most enjoy getting away from normality, while half like the feeling of being refreshed and revitalised. Money is the biggest reason people don’t book more break (64 per cent), followed by workload for 32 per cent of people. For those who can’t go on holiday very often, 29 per cent ‘reboot’ by visiting friends and family, 12 per cent switch off their phones and one in 10 meditate. Kate Taylor continues: “It makes sense that by re-booting your normality, even if it’s only a slight change to your routines, you can reap the benefits. “Like the research shows, the smallest of problems can seem massive at times, but if you flip this on its head, sometimes even the simplest of changes can make a big impact on our wellbeing. “In a world of getting stuck in routine patterns and the humdrum of the ordinary, sometimes doing something a little different, like drinking Grace Say Aloe, can help provide a mini moment of escapism.”

1. Little problems seem massive 3. People keep telling you that you look tired 4. You lose your sense of humour 5. The house is messy but you can’t be bothered to tidy it 6. You can’t get out of bed in the morning 7. You can’t face your to-do list 8. You struggle to sleep through the night 9. You eat more comfort food 10. You get more angry than usual when you are held up in a queue 11. You yawn more often 12. You enter a room and can’t remember what you went into there for 13. Spending more time daydreaming than doing your actual day job 14. You can no longer muster the will to make small talk at work 15. You swear more than usual 16. You lose your temper with colleagues or clients at work 17. You hit snooze more than usual 18. You are fed up of seeing friends’ holiday pictures on social media 19. You find yourself looking over old travel pictures over and over again 20. You oversleep more than once a week

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Getting Away At Christmas Christmas gives usan opportunity to celebrate with family and friends or just to get away from it all for a while. But where to go? If you are wondering how you are going to fit not just everyone around the Christmas dinner table but where they will sleep, how about getting everyone together in one location with plenty of space? Book a big party house in the West Country with Helpful Holidays (01647 434063, helpfulholidays.co.uk) and you can celebrate Christmas week away with family or friends. The self-catering specialists still have several holiday homes available from Friday 22nd or Saturday, 23rd December sleeping 10 plus priced from £1,191; some also welcome pets.

table tennis and badminton and the rest provide sanctuary for swallows. Christmas week is £2,478 or £177 per person. In the heart of Cornwall’s Poldark Country, just 250 yards from the beach and coastal footpath at Porthtowan, is Stones Throw. The main house sleeps eight plus a self-contained annexe with space for a further two, ideal for teenagers. Its £1,191 for Christmas week and also welcomes dogs. Slightly larger with space for 13 is Elmfield, a handsome detached house in Sampford Brett, West Somerset. Built from local stone and described in 1704 as a ‘No.1 Gentleman’s Residence’, this homely country house has an open fire in one of the two living rooms and a big farmhouse style kitchen/dining room. Christmas week is £1,781 or £137 per person, two dogs welcome. And if your party is smaller, or you are planning a cosy Christmas getaway with your partner, Helpful Holidays also have a big choice of places to stay for the festive week sleeping up to eight priced from £356 for the Shepherdess Hut at Lydford on Devon’s Dartmoor, which sleeps just two.

Top pick is Haye Barton Farm near St Ive in south Cornwall, which has space for 14 and welcomes dogs. Looking over 115 acres of farmland, which is yours to explore, the huge, detached house is completely private. Inside it’s been smartly renovated with flagstone and wood floors, beams and a big inglenook with woodburner in the living room. There’s a second inglenook in the huge kitchen/dining room plus a double oven, range style cooker and big table for 14 – perfect for a family Christmas lunch. Outside the surrounding barns are mostly vacant; an open-ended barn contains

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For details call 01647 434063 or book online at www. helpfulholidays.co.uk Looking for something a bit more seasonal and want to celebrate in the snow? Iglu Ski adds Lapland Santa Breaks This season Iglu Ski is offering non-skiing Lapland holidays. Ski holidays to Finnish Lapland have been offered in previous years, and now non-skiers can book up a winter holiday to Lapland, perfectly suited to families. Customers can choose between day trips to Lapland, or 3 to 4 day breaks which include a number of festive activities such as sleigh rides though enchanted snowy forests in search of Santa, a private visit with the man himself and trips to see the elves and Igloo Fantasia. Guests also have the option to add on additional adventures, such as a Northern Lights tour, snowmobiling, toboggan rides and ice fishing. Iglu Ski offers a 3 day / 2 night festive holiday to Lapland from £869pp for an adult (reduced rates for children are available). Price includes return flights from London to Ivalo Airport, airport transfers, two nights’ accommodation and a number of festive family activities. Valid for travel on selected dates in December.


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Chalet Schatzi, La Rosière, France This delightful chalet is positioned in a prime location at the foot of the village slopes in La Rosière. The spacious family suites and independent lounge areas make this a superb family chalet and one that has proved to be immensely popular. With the slopes just moments away you can literally ski back to your front door after a advernture-filled day on the slopes. So whether you’re an experienced skiing family or if you’re looking to find your ski legs, this fantastic family holiday has something for everyone. Early booking is recommended! Iglu Ski offers a 7 night ski holiday to La Rosière in France staying at Chaley Schatzi from just £799pp based on three sharing. Price includes breakfast, afternoon tea,high tea for children, adult dinner accompanied by a glass of wine, buy one get one free lift passes, return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and transfers. Valid for travel 19th December2017. Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000, Courchevel 1850 Crystal 2000 is a huge success with families keen to ski in this highly sought after resort and it’s not difficult to understand its appeal when you consider all that it offers. This comfortable hotel has all you could wish

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for when planning a family ski holiday; in-house child care, excellent leisure facilities, easy access to the slopes, family rooms and suites and above all, our commitment to giving you the best ski holiday ever. It is hard to beat a location such as our Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000, being above the main resort centre yet situated right on the slopes of Courchevel 1850. The resort centre is an easy ski away and for après ski we offer our free complimentary minibus shuttle from 9pm-midnight every evening and, on our staff night off, from 7pmmidnight. You can quite literally ski directly onto the slopes from your doorstep. at the centre of La Croisette, the ski schools will meet our guests joining ski or board lessons whilst others can choose to head west to the Méribel valley, or continue down the glorious tree-lined runs to Le Praz or start your day heading high and south up the Saulire. or How about a 7 night ski holiday to Courchevel 1850 staying in Chalet Hotel Crystal 2000 from just £899pp based on two sharing. Price includes breakfast, afternoon tea, high tea for children, adult dinner accompanied by a glass of wine, buy one get one free lift passes, return flights from Gatwick to Geneva and transfers. Valid for


Christmas Getaway travel 19th December2017. A full list of Iglu Ski’s family-friendly chalets for the 2017/2018 season can be found at www.igluski.com/ guides/family-skiing/family-ski-chalets Or how about really getting away form it all and hitting the high seas?

article.” Adam Coulter, UK managing editor, Cruise Critic “Royal Caribbean’s offering an 11-night Southern Caribbean cruise onboard the 3,686-passenger Navigator of the Seas, which departs 21st December. The cruise starts in Miami, with stops at Labadee, Bonaire and Curacao, which has recently been ranked the best Southern Caribbean cruise destination, according to travellers in the Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. Meanwhile, the line’s Independence of the Seas is hosting an 11-night Eastern Caribbean cruise departing Fort Lauderdale on 20th December. Guests will be able to explore Puerto Rico, St Maarten, Antigua, and St Kitts.” If your looking for some sunshine how about traveling to Dubai?

“Spending Christmas on a cruise is a fantastic way to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones - minus the stress of cooking, cleaning or hosting. Plus, if you pick the right itinerary, you could spend Christmas day sunbathing on the top deck, or relaxing on a beach. December is an ideal time to visit the Caribbean, and you’re almost guaranteed sunny climes. P&O Cruises offers a 15-night Christmas Eastern Caribbean cruise departing the 15th December onboard Azura, visiting destinations, such as Barbados, Martinique, Antigua and St Kitts. Taking in so many tropical destinations, means you certainly won’t be bored, or cold this Christmas. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn hosts a 13-night Southern Caribbean cruise departing 16th December. Highlights include San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Curacao, which has recently been ranked the best Southern Caribbean cruise destination, according to travellers in the Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. To plan the ideal Caribbean Christmas cruise getaway, considerations include what type of ship and itinerary you’d like, and whether you’d prefer more sea days, or port days, so research is key. For more information, visit Cruise Critic, and also read our holiday cruising basics

Dubai is one of the world’s most exhilarating destinations: a glittering city that offers swathes of golden beaches; world-class shopping, dining and nightlife; hosts electrifying events and sporting championships; and, for all the family, is one big adventurous playground. Where tradition meets ambition and renowned for its futuristic architecture, this visionary city is also proud to display its rich heritage and culture. Dining in Dubai is not just about eating – it is more about sampling the cuisine from the 200 nationalities that live here. As a culinary capital not only regionally but increasingly globally, Dubai has long caught the attention of Michelin-stared chefs and is home to some of the best tastes in the world – whether that be in its five-star hotels or its pavement cafes. For the sportsman and adventure seeker, Dubai is about sand boarding down a 300ft sand dune, camping in the desert, deep-sea fishing, skydiving above Palm Jumeirah and playing camel polo. And for the night owl, Dubai is about enjoying some of the hottest, trendiest and most creative nightspots imaginable. For culture vultures, Dubai is a city that’s rich in heritage and increasingly it’s making its mark on the world stages for art, film, literature, comedy, theatre and music. For all these genres the city hosts dedicated festivals and events and this all adds up to create a calendar that is literally

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bursting at the seams, whether it be joining the crowds at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre to see A-list chart toppers perform such as John Legend or Sting, or watching Federer or Djokovic battle it out for the title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. And for families, Dubai vows to be the world’s premier family destination, continually building on its portfolio of attractions and events. Few cities offer as many attractions that appeal to all ages as Dubai does. It’s here that families can dash from the ski dome to the desert; from the beach to the parks (whether that be theme parks, water parks or sprawling green parks); and from the multi-screen cinemas where butlers serve popcorn to Olympic-sized ice-skating rinks.

Or how about trying a city break spanning tow continents? Istanbul, Turkey’s cultural capital, is a ‘bridge’ connecting Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and the only city in the world to straddle two continents. The city has proved an attractive settlement for various civilisations since ancient times – indeed, recent archaeological excavations have shown Istanbul’s settlement history dating back 8000 years, much older than previously thought. And thanks to its rich history, colourful daily life and dynamic spirit, Istanbul continues to offer a once in a lifetime experience to its visitors. Fabled Istanbul is resplendent with sites to visit – mosques, churches, museums, bazaars, palaces and more. Must-sees include the Grand and Egyptian Spice Bazaars, the magnificent Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia museums and the Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque.

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Visitors to Istanbul can also enjoy the city’s fantastic range of accommodation, top-notch gourmet options and a variety of entertainment, confirming it as one of the top destinations in the world for a city break. Istanbul is the perfect winter city destination with its captivating blend of sights, sounds and colours. Admire its magnificent mosques (Blue and Suleymaniye), intriguing museums (Hagia Sophia and Chora), Sultans’ palaces (Topkapi and Dolmabahce) and enjoy the festive lights as the city gears up to celebrate the New Year. Christmas Eve and Day masses are held at a number of churches across the city – most notably St Anthony’s Cathedral close to famous Taksim Square and the Crimean Church in down-town Beyoglu. Unique Christmas gifts can be found in the upmarket stores of the Nisantasi district and the well-loved Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Spice Bazaar of the touristic areas. For those who just can’t keep away from the coast, visit Demre the birthplace of St Nicholas. The Father Christmas Museum, or St Nicholas Church, was built in the 6th century for the many pilgrims who came to visit St Nicholas’ tomb. The church-museum is regarded as the third most important Byzantine structure in Anatolia and is noted for its remarkable wall frescoes. Nearby are the ancient ruins of Myra, Side and Aspendos while Antalya Museum hosts a vast collection of archaeological artefacts from the area. The resort of Saklikent offers skiing while the Lycian Way and St Paul Trail offer official waymarked routes for those who like to trek – the latter is following the apostle’s missionary route.


Home Improvements

Keeping Your Home Safe As the clocks go back the dark nights start to draw in. Unfortunately our homes are not always as safe as the castle we hope they would be. EN Magazine brings together some top advice and solutions for keeping your home and possessions safe. Shine a light on dark nights to beat the burglars! Recent statistics reveal that there is typically a 25% spike in home burglaries during the autumn and winter months according to LV, and the Halloween and Bonfire Night period is statistically the worst time of the year for vandalism. This rise in crime means that the arrival of the darker nights is certainly a cause for concern when it comes to keeping our homes secure. With such shocking statistics coming to light, and the festivities of the season soon approaching, it’s important that we make sure our security systems are up to scratch. With this in mind, the experts at Yale have provided tips and advice on how to protect your home in the coming months!

Double check all locks are secure

As simple as this sounds, statistics from Aviva have shown that 13% of people leave their front door unlocked, and a surprisingly high 33% of people don’t check that their windows are securely locked when attending Halloween or firework events! Simply upgrading your cylinders can help to prevent break-ins at this vulnerable time of year. If you have external timber doors, they should be secured with a mortice lock and/or nightlatch that meets the British Standard BS3621, or if you have a PVCu door then Yale suggests upgrading the cylinder to a British Standard Kitemark TS007.

Raise the alarm!

According to statistics from Safewise, homes with an alarm system are 60% less likely to be burgled, and an alarm not only alerts neighbours in the event of a break-in,

but it also acts as a visual deterrent for potential burglars. Smart alarm systems are now available so you can control your system easily, with the help of a smartphone. Yale has a range of Smart Alarm systems which provide a high level of security to your home, providing peace of mind that you and your family are safe and secure. Alongside a CCTV system, this will form a very strong protection network against potential burglars, guarding your most at risk possessions.

Use your head, protect the shed!

Although protecting your home is more than likely to be at the top of your security checklist, it’s also important to remember outside of your home. There are plenty of high value tools and equipment kept in your shed or outbuildings, and this vulnerable area can be a main target for thieves. Yale would suggest using heavy-duty padlocks for securing your sheds, alongside anchor locks and cables for specific, high value items such as bikes and barbeques. Outbuildings should be fitted with weatherproof padlocks and an alarm system for a higher level of protection against potential burglars. For more information on Yale and their range of security products, please visit www.yale.co.uk.

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Home Improvements Making your Home Safe Mortgage company Kis Finance want to make sure that people keep their homes safe and share some top tips.

Fake Security Cameras: If you can’t afford a high-tech

security system, attaching fake security cameras to the outside of your house (that are easy to see) will act as a very good deterrent. The last thing thieves want is to get caught, so even if the cameras are fake, the thieves don’t know that and it isn’t worth taking the risk.

Ladder: If you have been doing a bit of DIY in the garden, or around the house, make sure you don’t leave any tools or ladders outside! A lot of people like to sleep with the bedroom window open, so a ladder will give the thief an opportunity to climb up and let themselves in. Also, any tools, like hammers, could be used to smash windows or door locks. Valuables: Don’t leave valuables like phones, tablets and laptops in front of windows which can be easily spotted from outside. If the thief can’t see anything worth stealing from the outside, they will be less tempted to break in as it won’t be worth their time and effort. Sliding doors and windows: If you can, make or buy a wooden or metal dowel that can be placed in the track of the sliding door or window when it is closed. This prevents it from being able to be pulled open.

Double- glazing: It’s not the cheapest option, but

investing in double-glazed windows makes them much thicker, tougher and harder to break. It is safer, but also keeps your home warmer in the colder months.

Pets: Don’t advertise the fact that you have pets, as

thieves will know that you are much less likely to be using an alarm system as pets can easily set them off. Having a cat flap will also make you door weaker and easier to break. But, if you do, make sure you lock it at night as thieves can put their arm through and unlock the door from the inside.

Home Insurance: It is very important that you have up-

to-date home insurance to cover you in case you are ever in the situation where your home is broken in to. It will cover you for things like broken doors and windows, and for most property that is stolen.

Making you Home Safe While you are Away Patterns: Sometimes, a thief will be planning to burgle your home and may have been watching it for a long time. So, it is a good idea to keep your patterns/routines the same. For example, if you normally leave your car on the driveway-keep it there. Or, if you normally leave your curtains open- don’t close them when you leave (just move any valuables out of sight). A sudden change of characteristic will make it obvious to the thief that you aren’t there and use it as an opportunity. Light Timers: You can add timers to your lights at home which will turn them on and off according to a schedule whilst you’re not there. Just leaving them on will put your electricity bill through the roof, and blazing lights all

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night will look very suspicious. Anyone watching your home will notice the lights going on and off and will assume that someone is there.

Social Media: Don’t post all over social media when you are about to go on holiday and leave your home empty for a week. This is simply giving any thief an invitation to come into your home whilst you aren’t there. Save any holiday pictures until you are back. Cancel Services: If you are going away, cancel any regular deliveries you receive. Otherwise, they may be left outside your door or on your driveway which shows thieves that you are not there to collect them. Security Lighting: You can buy internal and external security lighting which can be activated while you’re are away and work on a timer system. They are inexpensive to buy and they make it look like you are home when you are not. Find out more at https://www.kisbridgingloans.co.uk/

Keep an Eye on Your Home Even When You Are Not There Blink, the affordable, wire-free, home security and HD video monitoring system, is now available in the UK. Blink is a battery-powered home security and HD video monitoring system that’s simple to set up and use, giving peace of mind to people who worry about the security of their property while away. Blink provides a watchful eye and one-click connection to the home through the free Blink Home Monitor app for iOS and Android devices. As opposed to traditional security systems which add video as an afterthought and may have ugly wires which require professional installation, Blink offers quick and simple do-it-yourself installation, as well as a stylish, totally wireless, and innovative design including HD video technology with motion and temperature sensors. When Blink detects motion, it immediately sends a push notification alert and HD quality video to the user’s smartphone so that they may instantly see who is at the door or wandering around their home. The system is entirely accessible via the Blink App, giving users the flexibility to arm/disarm, live stream video, and check status remotely, anytime and from anywhere.


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shares his expert advice on home security: “With the clocks going back at the end of this month, the evenings are about to get darker. At this time of the year it’s especially important to think about home security and what can you do to make your home as secure as possible during the autumn and winter months. Aviva claim that household thefts rise by 5% in the week that clocks go back alone. The darker evenings make it easier for thieves to observe properties and to approach them unchallenged. One way to tackle this is to install external security lighting. It’s not uncommon during the winter months to get home from work after it gets dark. One trick to make it look like your home is occupied, is to use automatic timer-switches to turn your lights and radios on. Also, if you’re planning to go away during the festive period, you can set them to come on in the evenings to give the illusion that someone is at home. Whilst many homeowners are tempted to leave a spare key ‘hidden’ somewhere on their property, sadly this is the first thing criminals will look for - and the easiest way for them to gain ‘unforced’ access to your property. It is also common practice to leave friends or family a spare set of keys whilst you are away. A locked metal key safe, such as the Supra C500 KeySafeTM, provides a secure alternative method of externally storing keys to the exterior of a property. You can use a key safe to give friends and family access to your property in a safe manner. What’s more - you can change the code as many times as you want, which is especially useful if you are using it for those who don’t need access once you are back home. Finally, visible alarms will deter opportunist burglars and increase the security of your home – but make sure your security products are backed by the Secured by Design scheme, such as the Supra C500 Key Safe, to ensure a high level of security standards.”

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This October sees the return of National Home Security Month (NHSM), an initiative to help raise awareness on the topic of home security. Yale is the headline sponsor for this year’s campaign, and is dedicated to helping provide tips and advice to homeowners so they can protect what matters most to them. Week 4 of this year’s campaign focuses on the issues surrounding the dark nights, and can offer specific help and advice to homeowners wanting to update their home security as the night’s start to draw in. To find out more visit www. homesecuritymonth.com, or alternatively search for ‘home security month’ on Twitter and Facebook.

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Pets

Pampered Pooches! By Gemma Francis

Thousands of dog owners admit to leaving the TV or radio on, leaving out extra food - and even getting a neighbour to call in when their dog is home alone, a study has found. Many also treat their beloved pooch to a new toy or bone as they walk out of the door, install a dog flap and use a web cam to check up on them. More than one in 10 have even arranged for a dog sitter to go to their home to keep their mutt company, while 24 per cent have asked a friend to drop in to spend time with their pet. It also emerged the average pooch will spend two hours and 47 minutes at home alone every day, and half of all dog owners admit they feel guilty about the amount of time their pet is left alone. A spokesman for manufacturer of premium natural pet supplement YuCALM from Lintbells,

which commissioned the research, said: “They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and it seems that really is the case. “No dog owner wants to leave their dog home alone but sometimes this is unavoidable. “But as a result, it seems many owners are finding different ways to try and make sure their dog doesn’t end up feeling lonely while they are out and treating them when they get back home. “It just goes to show how much we love our pets.” The study of 2,000 dog owners found 86 per cent leave their dogs at home alone, with 46 per cent admitting they feel sadness when they close the door to their pet pooch. A third say they have considered taking their pet to work to avoid them being at home on their own for too long. Almost one in 10 have

even taken time off work or dodged social events to keep their dog company.

cent have cooked their dog’s favourite meal to make it up to them.

But when they do have to leave them home alone, more than four in 10 turn the radio on for them, while another 32 per cent keep the TV turned on.

The average dog owner will even spend £11.30 – more than £135 a year – buying things to make it up to their dog after leaving them home alone.

A third will present their four-legged friend with a new treat just as they are walking out of the front door to keep them busy, with 18 per cent coming home with something special to make it up to them.

Researchers also found 54 per cent of people would like to reduce the amount of time their pet spends at home without them.

Others have left them more or better-quality food than they are used to or have installed a dog flap to give them free rein of the garden. One in 20 even pay for their pets to go to ‘doggy day care’ to avoid them being left at home alone altogether. But the survey, carried out through OnePoll.com also found that two thirds of owners admit they feel so guilty about leaving their dog unattended for even short periods of time that they end up lavishing them with treats or attention when they walk through the door. More than one in five have allowed their dog to sleep next to them in bed to make up for not being around while more than one in 10 have even given them a steak dinner. Others spend longer than usual grooming or walking them when they get home while 16 per

Dog behavioural expert Dr. Emily Blackwell PhD, CCAB, Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Welfare who works closely with YuCALM and Lintbells, said: “Leaving dogs alone should be a normal experience for both the owner and their pet and shouldn’t be something dog owners worry about. “It is vital to introduce this time alone for your dog from a very young age, so that this becomes a normal part of life and their routine. “Preparing dogs to become comfortable with being alone is crucial for any puppy owner, however this can sometimes get overlooked. “There is lots of useful advice and information out there to help owners teach their puppy that being home alone is a nothing to worry about. “Giving dogs a special treat when they are left alone can be a great way of making time alone fun, however if the dog doesn’t eat the treat this can be a sign that it is anxious. “Leaving nice toys and treats can also help owners feel less worried about leaving their pet.”

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What’s On Marlowe’s sublime play to the stage in what promises to be a fiendishly great production A Walk Down the Lane with Gary Mabbutt, Graham Roberts & Micky Hazzard Wyllyotts Theartre Tues 10th Oct 8pm Balcony £13.50 Flat Floor Seating £16.50 Raked Stalls £19.50 VIP £45 Collectively Gary, Graham and Micky played over 1,000 games for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. There will be a raffle with some great prizes up for grabs on the night plus the chance to ask Gary, Graham and Micky questions and to purchase some fantastic Spurs memorabilia. Tickets are great value for money starting at just £13.50 and there is also an exclusive VIP package available for £45.00 which includes a front row seat, meeting the three stars prior to the show, receiving a signed memento of the evening plus having a photograph taken with the Spurs legends. With only a limited number of tickets available and to avoid disappointment it’s important to book now for what promises to be a fantastic night of entertainment for all sport enthusiasts.Further details of shows and to book visit www. wylloytstheatre.co.uk The Neil Diamond Story Wyllyotts Theartre Sat 4th Nov 8pm Tickets: £20, £19 concs Bob Drury and his band celebrate the life and music of the legend that is Neil Diamond. The show tracks Neil’s remarkable journey from unknown and struggling New York songwriter to international mega-star and includes music from every stage of a staggering and hit-filled music career spanning five decades. ‘Solitary Man’, ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’, ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘Love on The Rocks’, ‘America’, ‘Hello Again’, ‘I Am I Said’, and more. Further details of shows and to book visit www.wylloytstheatre.co.uk 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. Adoramus Choir meets every Tuesday in term time at Christ Church House from 8.00-10.00pm. The Choir has a Christian ethos and gives 5/5 concerts each year with orchestral accompaniment performing in a variety of styles of music. For further information contact choir@adoramus.com or www.adoramus.com . Broomfield Park Laughter Club. Free community group Last Sunday of the month. Meet us at the bandstand at 11 am. (Aldermans Hill, London N13 4RB) Laughter really is the best medicine Bosst you mood Lower Stress improves health No Special Equipment or Clothing It’s Fun & Easy…All You Need Is YOU!! For more information contact Denise Ryan 07946372853 or Nick Nicholson 07985386606 (After 6pm) deniseryanreiki@hotmail.com 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

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport and Model Railway: open every Tuesday and the last Sunday of the month. Annual membership available. Special events held and parties welcome. Whitewebbs Road, Enfield, EN2 9HW (near Crews Hill): Tel No: 0208-367 1898. Web address http://www.whitewebbsmuseum. co.uk. Hertfordshire Showband 60 strong Community Concert and Marching Band based in Potters Bar. Core age teens and young adults, but with several senior members as well! Brass, wind and percussion players always welcome to join us. Very sociable group with lots of good gigs and fun activities, including Lord Mayor’s Show, Disneyland Paris, Christmas Concert. Rehearsals Monday nights, Mount Grace School, Potters Bar. Training Band 7pm to 8pm Senior Band 8pm to 9.30pm Membership just £12 per month – uniform supplied. Many instruments free on loan. Contact Terry Barnes 01707 650209 Southgate Photographic Society are a friendly group of amateur photographers who meet on Tuesday evenings in St Paul’s Church Hall, Winchmore Hill, 8.00 – 10.00 pm, term time, to socialise and improve our skills. We would really like to meet you – please email Mike on info@ 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 01707655297 or at bkh32@btinternet. com

Potters Bar’s Twin Towns The Municipalities and Twinning Clubs of Franconville (nr. Paris) and Viernheim (nr. Mannheim) offer a warm welcome to local clubs and residents on a reciprocal basis. Make new friends - and there is so much to see, do and learn. Interested? Contact pbtwintowns@ hotmail.com Enfield Town Model Railway Club We meet every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm in the small hall (at the rear of) St.Pauls Centre, !02,Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR. (bottom of Windmill Hill). Prospective new members always welcomed Enfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society Meet on the last Thursday of the month 10.00a.m.-12.00noon St Paul’s Community Centre, Church Street, Enfield. Varied programme of lectures given by excellent speakers. We welcome visitors and new members. for more information go to www.enfield-dfas. org.uk or call 020 8367 3171 Barnet Walks A series of guided walks around the borough of Barnet, and Cockfosters. These include: The Battle of Barnet, Barnet Ghosts (including Halloween walks), Dickens in North London, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Monken Hadley Common to Cockfosters, Mill Hill, High Barnet, Monken Hadley. Also walks in London, including Soho and Jack the Ripper. For details please phone 07506 761294, or email pbaker54@hotmail.co.uk. Website www.barnetwalks.talktalk.net. 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.

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What’s On 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 Edmonton Camera Club Meets at Millfield House Arts Centre N18 1PJ, on most Mondays between September and Mid-June. We pride ourselves on being

a very friendly club and invite visitors and potential members to attend up to four meetings before subscriptions become payable. For more information contact John McAndrew 0n 020 8920 6651, email info@edmontoncameraclub. co.uk or find out more about the club and our current programme by looking at our website www. edmontoncameraclub.co.uk

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

The North London Humanist Group provides activities for the non-religious to meet like-minded people. They meet on the second Thursday of each month (ex. August & December) for discussion meetings at 7.45 pm at the Ruth Winston Centre, 190 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, and have meals out, theatre visits, etc. Current events: www.northlondonhumanists.org. uk/ E-mail: nlhumanists@gmail. com Tel.Secretary: 020 8886 4176

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The Enfield Writers’ Workshop meets on Friday evenings from 8 to 10 at Salisbury House, Bury Street West N9 to promote Creative Writing of all kinds.No age restrictions. Currently only £5 a year required. Details from Eric 020 8367 3169 or Bernard 020 8364 5464.

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, Southgate and Enfield Friendship and has speakers of various Centre We meet once a month kinds, often with slides, and we on the first Monday (except Bank are open to both ex civil servants Holidays) at Ruth Winston House and non Civil Servants.We meet 190 Green Lanes. We have regular at St Andrews Church Hall, Silver talks of various interest, quizzes and Street, Enfield EN1 3EG on the 1st self contributing meetings as well Monday of the month [2nd Monday as a lunch club. We are a small but if a Bank Holiday] at 10am for a friendly crowd and welcome new am start. Forsleeps details,up please Outstanding two story, six bedroom10.30 Vacation Villa to members. Entrance £2.00 per night contact Sue Sims 07946 901 856 or 12 available from as little as £650 a week. Located 15 minutes for further details ring Pat onParks. 020 susanksims@gmail.com from the Disney Theme 8482 2852 0r Veronica 0208 888 9739 Potters Bar & District Facilities include Swimming Pool, Photographic Spa, TVs, Games SocietyRoom Billiards, Air Hockey, Table Football and Basketball equipment 1.45 Ladies Group Wyllyotts Centre Potters Bar provided, & Wi-Fi. We are a friendly group who meet Mondays 7.45pm to 10pm. every Wednesday, in term time, Contact Ann on 01438 832504 Telephone 681908 for lectures, info’ onpractical the at 1.45pm in020 the 8366 church3311 hall ator 07967Competitions, fantastic rates available for both & lowweSeason. Grange Park Methodist Church, Park high sessions; are a keen group Drive, N21 2EU. WeVisit enjoywww.villaneardisney.info a variety of amateur photographers of of speakers, slide shows, quizzes all abilities. New members very and outings.Contact Carol - 0208 welcome. 1 above 360 4081or Sue - 0208 367 Option 8489 Enfield £90 per month& District Fuchsia Society Radio Enfield Now in our 50th year. Meet at Radio Enfield broadcasts music, Capel Manor, Bullsmoor Lane, news, quizzes, interviews and items Enfield. 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays of local interest 24 hours a day to of each month 7-45 - 9-45 pm. patients in Chase Farm Hospital on Demonstrations, talks, advice,

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What’s On regular speakers. Beginners warmly welcomed. Free entry to our show, in July.Christmas party in December.For further information tel: Roy Fenwick 020 8292 6965 or Mark Mendes 020 8368 6670 Enfield RSPB meet once a month at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Silver Street, Enfield @ 7.45pm for lectures, quiz evenings, etc & have monthly mid week walks, coach outings & two “birding” holidays a year.Check our website; rspb.org. uk/groups/enfield/news or ring Pauline on 020 8363 1568 Enfield Video Makers meet the first and third Tuesday of the month from 8pm to 10pm at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2BA. Demonstrations, film making and advice. Phone Eric at 020 8366 6162 or see our website at www. enfieldvideomakers.co.uk Cuffley Floral Art Club We are a friendly flower arranging club meeting every 2nd Tuesday in the month (except January and August) at Cuffley Hall, Maynards Place from 8pm-10pm. Doors open from 7pm, visitors always welcome. For more information ring Jackie 020 8441 3663 or Val 01707 889447 Oakmere Bridge Club Held at Wyllyotts Centre, Darkes Lane Potters Bar every Monday, 7.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are a small friendly club and would welcome new members. We have vacancies for improvers and intermediate players We play Chicago Bridge. Interested? Then contact Robert

01707 658677 Janice 01707 850983 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. Enfield Camera Club meets at Trinity Church Hall Thursday evenings at 8 pm. New members are always welcome. Alternatively contact the website www.enfieldcameraclub.co.uk or email to mail@enfieldcameraclub. co.uk. The subscriptioin rate is £32 for the full season - Visitors are asked to pay a £1 visitor’s fee, The Rotary Club of Edmonton Venue - The Winchmore 235 Winchmore Hill Road Winchmore Hill London N21 1QA 020 8886 6385Meeting each Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm Southgate Rotary Venue - Jolly Farmers 2 Enfield Road Enfield Middx. EN2 7QS 020 8363 1917 Meeting each Monday 6.30pm for 7pm Enfield Chase Rotary Venue - The Coffee Lounge Enfield Baptist Church

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