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My Mag... AUTUMN 2013

the magazine dedicated to helping people to work from home

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From the Ed..... Welcome to August edition of My Mag and the beginning of the run up to Christmas What a fantastic response to our first Retford edition last month of ‘My Mag’. Business owners relieved that there is a less expensive option to advertising, the comments and responses have been better than we could of hoped for. With summer along the way started by the hottest weather in 7 years there is so much going on in your local communities there is plenty to do. If you need your event to be more explosive then call me today to get a FREE editorial to promote your event, we would love some photos afterwards to show our readers what fun has been had. The price of energy and the rising costs of fuel bills are always a hot topic, so take a look at an alternative energy supplier who actually pays you to be a customer by recommending family and friends whilst offering a double money back guarantee that they are the cheapest on their standard tariffs.

Solar panels clearly help reduce the electricity bill with the glorious weather we have had but Utility Warehouse offering solutions on all the household bills ! Enjoy the peace and quiet with the kids back at school, feet up, cup of coffee and enjoy this months magazine. Inside this month; Need to save money Want to make money House Clearances Need a holiday ? Work from home Puzzles Vans for sale

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To advertise in this brochure please contact or telephone 07599418285. Advertising starts from just £40 for 3,000 colour copies. All your thoughts and ideas are welcomed, enjoy!

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What does success mean to you? more money?

more freedom?

more time with the family? your own business? Get in touch!

It might just change your life 07599418285

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Landlords do you need the following?

New boiler Loft insulation Cavity wall insulation Your property could get these FREE of charge Is your tenant on means tested benefits? If so call today to see if your property qualifies for any of the above

07599 418285 4

email or- contribute To or advertise call 07595 510190

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The Gate Inn Sutton Cum Lound

Specialists in exotic and exquisite cuisine. We offer, ostrich, bison, crocodile, springboc, venison and speciality sausages. Superb fish dishes, vegetarian options plus a slimming world menu, bar snacks available for a lighter bite. Parties catered for, birthdays and anniversaries and special occasions Call 01777 705992 for full details

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Will your savings protect you against rising funeral costs? A 50+ funeral plan does • Take control of your finances • Gain peace of mind and a sense of security • Simple application process • Tailor your plan to your specific wishes • Guaranteed acceptance with no health restrictions Did you know the average funeral costs 71%* more than it did eight years ago? With a 50+ funeral plan you can freeze the cost of your funeral director’s services at today’s prices

Ask for more information today Cannon Mortgages Limited 01777869004 Ian Savage 07970073109 Wayne Holian 07970204492 6

The UK’s largest independent funeral plan provider

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The 2 bedroomed apartment is situated 5 mins walk to beach, nearest Airport is San Javier,40mins away Golf courses within 20 mins drive,pick up service from Airport available,lovely beaches,a mix of Spanish and English Bars The apartment has a shared private swimming pool for residents only,Freeview TV terrace overlooking the Mountains and the sea

Only ÂŁ300 per week.

For more information call Dawn 07599418285 email: 7

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Benchmark Replicas Ltd.

Take home a piece of aeronautics history from whatever era that interests you. From scale models of World War II aircraft to the most up to date spy planes and everything in between, our models capture the glory of flight and days on the battlefield. We carry many military aircraft, warbirds, wooden ships, helicopters, cars and even the odd musical instrument so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.


The opportunity for you to purchase the exact replica model you require, meaning with so many variants of the planes, helicopters etc to choose from we can give to you a specific replica model in the size you want. From a MK-1 Spitfire to the MK-XIV,or MC130 Hercules Combat Talon II to the C-130 Hercules J-30.And many more.

The Smart TV Box £129.99

The Dish More channels than SKY

without the subscription. Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4, Eurosport 1 and 2 etc. all available for FREE! Watch 100’s of thousands of films for FREE and most of them in DVD and HD quality. You can watch almost any film or TV show you can think of, from any decade without a subscription, all streaming through your internet connection.


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House Clearances from ÂŁ50

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All household furniture / electrical / garden equipment etc taken. Call today to book your quotation

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HOLIDAY LET, Nerja, Malaga Spain

Two double bedroom apartment that sleeps 4/5 in a nice location of Aljamar in the East of Nerja 40 minutes from Malaga Airport. The apartment is tastefully furnished and comprises living room/dining area, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom, balcony and community swimming pool.


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Aljamar, Nerja, Malaga •

Price: €250 £250 per week Nov – March

Price £300 per week April - October

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Bedrooms: Sleeps 5 Bathrooms: 1 Equip Kitchen Swimming pool Approx. 40 weeks of sun a year

Close to shops, walking distance to restaurants and the beach. Lovely views from a delightful apartment. Taxi & cleaning service can be arranged. Please contact Dawn for more details. 07599418285

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Retford Woman On A Mission

Retford resident Jo Baker has this launched an appeal for old laptops to be sent overseas to international development projects. CEO of Yorkshire-based charity International Service, Baker oversees human rights projects in West Africa, Latin America and the occupied Palestinian territory, and the delivery of an overseas volunteering programme for 18-25 year olds. She explained- “Computers have been a huge part of the work we’ve done, whether it be helping young people in the occupied Palestinian territory to express themselves through their own podcast, or enabling a disabled women’s cooperative to generate a sustainable income through selling their hand-crafted products online; we couldn’t have made as much global impact without computers”. International Service is appealing for anyone with working laptops that they’re no longer using to get in touch so that they can send them to the countries in which they’re needed most. In return, Baker has said that all donors will receive a photo of their laptop being


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used by its new owners, with a story to explain the difference their gift will be making. Liam Conlon, who recently volunteered with International Service at a disability project in Burkina Faso said- “Living with disability in West Africa is made so difficult by the lack of information and understanding around diagnoses and conditions. However, I saw one school where the use of a laptop meant parents were able to research their child’s condition and so provide better support. “It not only transformed the life of the child, but empowered the whole family”. Anyone interested in donating an old laptop should go to www. internationalservice. or phone 01904 647799 for more information.

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Solar panels? Wind turbines? Get the UK’s best feed-in tariff! Have you installed equipment to make your own electricity? The Utility Warehouse pays more than any other UK provider for the electricity you generate.

Ask for details! 07582603167

Charges, terms and conditions apply. The Utility Warehouse agree to pay eligible customers an ‘additional payment’ of 2p per KwH in addition to the Feed-In Tariff rate set by the government. This additional payment is available only to customers with ‘Gold Status’ (ie. customers who apply for four or more main services and pay by Direct Debit) who take Electricity as one of their services, and agree to receive the additional payment as a credit on their bill. For full details, see the Utility Warehouse website. A52


To advertise or contribute call 07595 510190

Under A Grand

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Ford Escort Flight 1600cc Tax & Tested until March 2014 £495 ono


To advertise your car here costs just £50

Shoprider £250 - Tel: 01777 709026


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Crossword Clues Across 7 Movie theatre (6) 8 Brief downpour (6) 9 Halt (4) 10 Physical exertion (8) 11 Very tall buildings (11) 14 Business affiliation (11) 18 Hacking (8) 19 Retain (4) 20 Tough (6) 21 Admission slip (6) Down 1 2 3 4 5 6 12 13 15 16 17 19


Quick Crossword

Error (7) Cry (4) Vocation (6) Slumbering (6) Musical performances (8) Pull someone’s leg! (5) Hair cleansing lotions (8) Emergency workers (7) Items (6) Fourscore (6) Snapshot (5) Strike a ball (4)

To advertise or contribute call 07595 510190

Holiday Let - Anglesey Wales Sleeps 4/6

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Prices from £280 per week This spacious ground floor two bedroom apartment, with easy access for young families or visitors who have difficulty with stairs, has a well equipped kitchen and large lounge with great views across the Bay. This apartment welcomes pets so all the family can enjoy a holiday. Facilities • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Microwave Toaster Electric Kettle Ceramic Hob With Electric Oven Washing Machine Iron and Ironing Board Flat Screen TV Sea View Non Smoking Pet Friendly FREE electric Fridge/Freezer Shower Bath Linen provided ( Free of Charge ) Cots and Highchairs available ( Free of Charge ) Towels available £20 per bale Two bedrooms. One double and one twin. FREE use of indoor pools 9am-5pm

Call to book on 01407 8600404


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Save money every single day

Most utility companies spend millions of pounds on expensive adverts on TV and in the national press – costs they pass on to their customers.

The Utility Warehouse doesn’t spend your money on expensive adverts, but they do: • offer guaranteed savings for your family • make life simpler - all your services on one bill • provide award-winning customer service

Change to a different supplier Find out more: Dawn 07599418285 PHONE FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

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Guaranteed savings for your home! The Utility Warehouse ‘Double the Difference’ Price Promise means you could benefit from:

• The UK’s cheapest Home Phone and Broadband • The UK’s cheapest Mobile service • The UK’s cheapest standard Gas and Electricity

Ask for details! Dawn 07599418285 click on 'join the club'

Charges, terms and conditions apply. For full details of the Utility Warehouse Price Promise see the Utility Warehouse website. B5



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“The filling Station” is waiting to fill you up!

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