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Spotlight on West Bridgford Contents Health and Wellbeing Be Prepared Swimming with Baby Motoring Road Test Lifestyle and Leisure At the movies Recipe Sun Protection Puzzle page Home & Garden A Good Read Hobbies Gardening page Community Information Index of Advertisers

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Editor’s Letter Well after all the hype and build -up the world cup and Wimbledon have been and gone leaving us all disappointed once again. Ah well, maybe next time. At least the weather has been good, can’t complain about that for a change. In this months issue we have something of a summer theme, with advice on what to do and not to do to stay safe in the sun., so we can all have fun and stay safe. Thanks to all our advertisers and contributors, and as always please feel free to comment or contribute by emailing to Tell us about the good things that are happening in the area so we can all get positive. Have a great month.

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Health and Wellbeing Be Prepared!


lanning your holiday is great fun. But while it’s exciting to choose new outfits and beachwear, spare a thought for your health. Your holiday might be spoiled if you’re not well enough to really enjoy it. Begin with a week’s detox. This is the perfect time to revisit those New Year Resolutions. With such a great incentive, how can you fail? Give your system a boost now and you’ll have the energy to cope with different foods, over-indulgence and tummy bugs.

Arnica 200c can help prevent jet lag, taken under the tongue, every 2 hours during flight. Arnica 30c is better for bruising. For any first-aid homeopathic remedies, take one 30c pill every 30 mins-2 hrs, depending on severity, for up to 6 doses. Seek medical advice if symptoms don’t improve. Happy holidays! Sue Blain

Cut down on alcohol and carbohydrates; eat healthy proteins and organic vegetables, including salads, and drink extra water to remove toxins. Take acidophilus, a probiotic, to correct the balance of bacteria in the gut. Prepare your skin for the sun: moisturise well and increase your intake of oily fish. Gentle exercise, stretches and skin brushing, will aid the detox process while toning up under-used muscles. Exercise outdoors and you’ll provide a gradual and moderate exposure to the sun. This will help protect your skin while on holiday - alongside your sun screen of course. You might want to consider a parabenfree preparation as this preservative has been subject to some controversy recently, mainly because it can mimic the hormone oestrogen. Post-detoxed and well prepared, you’ll now need less protection, just a small firstaid kit for any mishaps which might occur. Herbs, homeopathy and aromatherapy can help with any skin and digestive problems and the tiny containers will take up very little space.


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Swim With Your Baby


wimming with your baby sounds lovely. And it is. In fact, it’s one of the most memorable, thrilling and bonding things the two of you will ever do. But, along with the fun and great social aspects, there’s a lot of technical stuff to consider if you want to get the most from it. Which is why lots of parents choose to sign up to structured swimming lessons, like those offered by Water Babies, the UK’s largest baby swim school in the East Midlands. Water Babies credits its success to three main ingredients, all of which of which have put them at the forefront of the industry. Extraordinary instructors - world-class professionals, passionately delivering a uniquely structured programme in a fun way that aims to teach parents how to teach their baby to swim. It takes more than 50 hours of work in the pool, at least 25 assessed lessons and 5 lots of internal and external exams to pass to be an instructor for Water Babies.

An extraordinary programme of lessons which is carefully structured – you wouldn’t ever want to start watching a film halfway through. “That’s the reason why our courses have a beginning, middle and carefully monitored progression that will see them swimming as soon as they are physically able - usually around thirty months,” explains Marie. Extraordinary results which speak for themselves. Technical expertise is one of the reasons why we’ve won four national awards – the first baby swimming company to do so. Three of the East Midlands instructors were also nominated as What’s On 4 Little Ones “Outstanding Class Leaders” – something Marie is very proud about! Water Babies run classes in NG2 at Skylarks and West Bridgford School. For more information please visit or phone 01636 815567

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Mansfield Electrolysis and Laser Clinic

ansfield Electrolysis & Laser Clinic at Bentinck Chambers, Market Street, Mansfield, has been at the forefront of hair removal since it was established 35 years ago by Myrna Hannett. Myrna, along with her Business Partner Sandra Hutchinson, who has worked at the clinic for 27 years primarily offer electrolysis as the only form of permanent hair removal. Even though advances have been made over the last 10-15 years electrolysis is still the only permanent method. All types of hair can be treated and levels of density from small areas such as the upper lip to the entire face and neck or body hair. The electrolygists and therapists we employ have a combined total of over 100 years working experience, ensuring that old and prospective new clients have the confidence in knowing that we all work with one aim; that is to improve their self-esteem and to know that someone else is dealing

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with their unwanted hair problem with a professional and sensitive manner. In recent years Mansfield Electrolysis & Laser Clinic has performed treatments on a number of trans-gender clients with great success, combining the use of IPL, (intense pulsed light), and electrolysis. This is where the combination of electrolysis and ipl as well as the skill, experience and understanding of the electrolygists, work well to ensure a satisfactory result. Please call for a free private Consultation. The clinic also offers a wide range of high quality beauty treatments including Guinot facials from one of France’s leading skincare specialists and Jessica manicures and pedicures from the USA. So if you want to pamper yourself or be hair free for the summer why not call in and make an appointment. Sandra Hutchinson 01623 625816

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

he standard Toyota Prius has proved immensely popular with the public, celebrities and company car drivers alike. Whether it’s the low running costs or the thought that you’re saving the planet, there’s no denying that the Japanese company came up with a winning formula in the Prius. Now Toyota has gone one step further and developed a plug-in version. It’s still a conventional hybrid, with a 1.8-litre petrol engine in the front and a battery pack in the back, but it’s now possible to charge the battery from an electric car charging point. That means that the latest Prius can cover 12.5 miles using electric power alone - as opposed to the mere 1.2 miles of the current model. That doesn’t sound like a huge amount, but according to Toyota it’s enough to cover the majority of daily commutes, particularly in central London. It also means that the Prius PHV (Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle) will return an incredible 108.6mpg and emit only 59g/km of CO2, so it’s super clean and unbelievably cheap to run. From July, 20 Prius PHVs will take to the streets of London, but they will be run by a select few - namely employees at Sky and News International, two of Toyota’s big company car customers, along with staff at Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police and the Government Car and Despatch Agency. You won’t be able to buy one until early 2012. Is it any good? The PHV is virtually identical to the standard Prius inside and out. The only exterior difference is a small rectangular cap located just above the front passenger side wheel arch. That’s where you plug in the charger for the battery. The only notable change inside is a slightly higher boot floor due to the bigger battery, but it’s difficult to notice and barely eats into the boot space. The plug-in model is also 130kg heavier than the existing Prius.


With the petrol engine and the electric motor working together the Prius pumps out 134bhp and it will hit 62mph in 13.7 seconds with a top speed of 112mph. As with the looks, it’s pretty much identical to the standard Prius behind the wheel. You’ll struggle to get the petrol engine to kick in at town speeds though, as the car silently sails along using electric power only. The motor releases all its pulling power from zero revs, so the Prius is actually quite nippy around town and ideal for keeping up with the cut and thrust of city traffic. It even tells you how eco-friendly you are by displaying an image of a growing forest on the screen in the dash to represent how little CO2 the car is emitting. Summary If Toyota can get the price right the Prius PHV could be a phenomenal success. Such low running costs are hugely appealing and the Prius is ideal for city dwellers with a short but congested commute. It makes far less sense for regular motorway drivers, but that’s not who Toyota is gunning for. If the trials go well and the company can sell the car with a reasonable price tag, then it could well be as successful as the current Prius - if not more so. Jack Carfrae

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At The Movies Some of the movies showing at the Mansfield Odeon this minth.

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Inception From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan comes ‘Inception’ - a psychological action thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb, a thief who is able to extract valuable secrets from people’s subconscious as they dream.

So he jumps at the chance of seeing some action with Rumpelstiltskin. However, he soon finds himself in an alternate world where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Fiona is nowhere to be found. Now Shrek has to put things right, and get his old life and his true love back.

Cobb’s ability has made him a wanted man, but he is given a chance of redemption. All he has to do is plant an idea into someone’s mind. However, nothing can prepare him for the enemy that somehow predicts his every move. In a word where nothing is quite as it seems, the next crime scene really is all in the mind.

Toy Story 3 Woody, Buzz and the gang return to the big screen in ‘Toy Story 3’. As Andy prepares to leave for college, the toys find themselves in daycare, and at the mercy of untrained tots who play rough. Now they need to plan their great escape, and joining them are a bunch of brand new characters including Barbie’s boyfriend Ken (voice of Michael Keaton), thespian Hedgehog Mr. Pricklepants (voice of Timothy Dalton) and a teddy bear called Lots ‘o’ Huggin’ Bear (voice of Ned Beatty). The toys are out of the box, and this time they mean business!

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Food and Drink Cherry Clafoutis Cherries are in season this month so whip up this delicious dessert For the filling: 450g/1lb fresh stoned cherries 2 level tbsp granulated sugar 2 tbsp kirsch (or red wine) 2 tbsp ground biscuit crumbs (digestive biscuits) For the batter: 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 85g/3oz sugar 30g/1oz cornflour 250g/9oz double cream

and whisk until well blended. Add the cornflour and double cream, and then set aside to rest.

Preheat oven to 220C/425F/Gas7. Place in an ovenproof dish and put in the oven for 5 minutes until the cherries are hot. Drain the cherries and cool. Reserve the juice.

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Reduce the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. For the batter, whisk the eggs and egg yolks until light and frothy, add the sugar

Leave to cool to room temperature, dust with caster sugar and serve with crème fraîche flavoured with the reserved cherry juice or a good vanilla ice cream.

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Lifestyle & Leisure Sun Protection


ronze is beautiful right? Who doesn’t yearn for sunkissed summer skin? With the application of a little common sense and a lot of sun tan lotion there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy the sun assuming we get some of course! Is there anyone left who doesn’t know that sunbathing with too little skin protection is foolhardy and potentially dangerous? As well as being painful sunburn can be a prelude to skin cancer later in life. Sunburn is the damage caused to skin by ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Sadly for us Brits UV rays are not blocked by cloud cover so we should always use a sunscreen, even if the sun doesn’t actually make an appearance. The sun’s rays are strongest between 11am and 3pm, so use this time to take a break in the shade. Sunburn is not just a holiday problem though. The quickest and easiest way to burn is when you are not really aware of being exposed to the sun. A children’s sports day; gardening or just walking the dog are all potential sunburn situations. Australians have a fabulous campaign to counteract the effects of the strong Antipodean sun. We would do well to adopt their effective catchphrase in the UK: “Slip, Slop, Slap “, to remind us to slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat. If you know you are going to be exposed to the sun for


several hours, wear a wide-brimmed hat, a loose long-sleeved shirt and long trousers or a flowing skirt. Baseball caps may be ‘trendy’ but don’t provide the necessary protection for the delicate skin on the back of the neck. Choose a ‘Foreign Legion’ style hat instead with cloth that hangs down at the back. Poor application of sunscreen is a common way to get sunburnt. Areas often overlooked are inside the top of the arms; tops of the ears and at the edges of clothes and swimwear. Apply sunscreen generously and reapply regularly, especially after swimming or exercise. Take extra care with children because their skin is extremely delicate. Use a total sun block or keep them out of the sun completely. Much has been written about the effectiveness of sunscreen recently and conflicting evidence abounds. To be safe, choose a minimum of 15 SPF for skin that tans easily. If you have fairer skin you’re more at risk from the sun’s UV rays so use a sunscreen with a higher factor. Some medicines, including some antibiotics and antidepressants, can increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunburn. Ask your GP for information if you are concerned. So - if you crave honey tones rather than lobster reds this year, simply follow the golden rules. Suki North

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Lifestyle and Leisure A Good Read Gig – Simon Armitage Simon Armitage is best known as a poet but he is also an accomplished lyricist, reviewer and all round storyteller.  Subtitled ‘The Life and Times of a Rock Star Fantasist’, it documents his experiences with music – from his early listening habits, through teenage obsessions and on to his final acceptance as an adult of the fact that he will never be a rock star - swiftly followed by his decision to form a band and attempt to become just that. Whilst this is an ideal book for dipping into – most of the sections can be read out of sequence – it is almost impossible to stop once you begin.  Each anecdote leads on to another: from the experience of selling a guitar on E-bay to memories of school domestic science lessons. 

Part observation, part autobiography, the stories are often laugh out loud funny, yet the next page will bring a moment of sadness, even tragedy. In particular, the lyrics from ‘Songbirds’ and ‘Feltham Sings’, the two musical documentaries in which Armitage turns the stories of prisoners into songs, are intelligent, wellcrafted and heartbreaking. For many, it is the recognition of themselves in the tales that Armitage tells that creates the greatest sense of engagement.  Readers of a certain age will cringe as he recalls his punk phase (and thank their mums that their 18th birthday cake was not quite as unusual) and then realise that they too are now amongst the oldest gig-goers.  This is also very much a book about Yorkshire.  But even if you don’t get the reference to Corporation Pop, it is handily explained.. All in all, an excellent read – either at one sitting or as a pick and mix view of modern life.

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Hobbies.......Who Needs em?


o you sometimes feel as though you live your life for everyone else and never have any time left over just for you? Or maybe you’re recently retired after a busy working life and finding it difficult to fill those empty hours. You need a hobby. My dictionary defines ‘hobby’ as ‘an activity or interest pursued for leisure or relaxation and not as a main occupation.’ There have been many scientific studies over the years which show that people who participate regularly in hobbies live longer, healthier lives. This beneficial effect seems to be independent of other factors such as general health or how wealthy you are. In psychology-speak, hobbies are, a modern expression of suppressed primordial instincts! What this means is that we are essentially pack animals and that we like to belong to a group or a tribe, even those of us who consider ourselves loners. Think about it for a second. Many hobbies do involve belonging to a specific social group or club, with rules and structure: golf, football, train spotters etc. Even anti-social people often spend hours gaming on their pc with other gamers, or blogging to other like-minded folk.

weekend, it’s our imagination which is key to the final outcome. The second quality is our need to drive forward or push boundaries. Whatever our hobby, we’re always striving for improvement: can we obtain that particularly rare stamp; can we climb a higher mountain; can we take a better photograph? While we’re using our imaginations or pushing ourselves that bit further, our hobby acts as a release valve for the stresses of modern life. It’s difficult to worry about your boss or the household bills while you knit, play guitar or swim. So where do you start when choosing a hobby? There is an old saying that everyone ought to have three hobbies: an intellectual one; a physical one and a spiritual one. Modern life doesn’t leave much time for three hobbies but it’s still a good starting point and some hobbies can combine two or even all three of those desirable attributes. Bird watching, for instance combines intellectual and physical, as you’ll learn about birds and get out and about to find them. Yoga combines physical and spiritual attributes. Get creative: make a list of things which interest you and design your hobby to fit your lifestyle. You never know what you might achieve.

However, there’s more to a hobby than belonging. Hobbies allow us to tap into two qualities which are fundamentally human. The first is our capacity for imagination. Whether we’re creating something beautiful, like a quilt, or painting, or designing a new layout for our train set, or planning a route for a hill-walking


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Plant a Pavement! a wonderful scent when crushed under foot. Thyme has a beautiful deep, pungent scent, much sweeter than the dried herb we all have in our kitchen store cupboard. Camomile smells delicious and fruity.


I haven’t taken leave of my senses. Pavement planting is very now. A few years ago we all wanted pristine pathways. Lines and minimalism ruled. But life gets in the way and minimalism is such darn hard work: all that weeding and scrubbing away at the algae, then a paving stone cracks and ruins the whole effect. Who can be bothered? Make a plant pavement and you’ll be in good company. Apparently The Prince of Wales has one at Highgrove. There, creeping thymes sprout between York paving slabs. Ok, it’s all on a terribly grand scale, but we can reproduce a little of that in our own garden. There are many suitable carpeting plants. Creeping thymes come in a variety of beautiful colours, from blue-grey foliage to yellow variegated forms, and the flowers range through pinks, purples and white. A camomile lawn is a lovely idea, but it’s time-consuming while establishing because of all the hand weeding involved. However, camomile grows happily among paving stones and gravel. It’s probably best to choose the non-flowering variety ‘Treneague’ because, although the daisylike flowers of other varieties are pretty, they grow a bit too high for a path. The beauty of both thyme and camomile when grown on a path is that they release


Another suitable plant which releases fragrance as you walk past is pennyroyal, a creeping mint. There are lots of alpines and rock plants which could have been designed as pavement plants. Many will thrive in the well-drained, impoverished soil between paving slabs. Saxifrages and saginas are particularly good for this. The old stand-by, cerastium, more commonly known as Snow-in-summer, will grow pretty much anywhere, but needs rigorous control or it will take over the whole garden! All carpeting plants like well-drained soil and full sun. Plant about 30cm apart; water the plants in and apply a mulch of pea shingle or gravel This locks in moisture and suppresses weeds. Your pavement plants will clothe your pathway or drive and soften its appearance. They’ll provide colour and scent and withstand all but the heaviest traffic. So make like Royalty and plant a pavement much nicer than plain old concrete.

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Water Babies: award-winning specialist baby swimming classes at Annesley School (Wed,Thurs); Portland College (Tues,Thurs, Fri) and Kings Mill hospital (Mon, Fri, Sat) - contact Marie on 01636 815567 or check out the website www. for more information

Thursdays 10am - 12 noon MINI Activity Morning (2-5 years) 9.30am - 10.15am Fitball (12 years + accompanied with an adult) 10am - 4pm Junior Fitness Suite10.45am - 11.30am Fitness Pilates (12 years + accompanied with an adult)

BLIDWORTH & RAINWORTH WOMENS INSTITUTE meet on the first thursday of each month at the Blidworth Methodist Church, main St, Blidworth at 7.30pm. New members welcome. BLIDWORTH & DISTRICT HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE SOCIETY meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Blidworth Miners Welfare 7.30pm. Contact Bill Hutton for more information. 01623 484189 BLIDWORTH LEISURE CENTRE ACTIVITIES Mondays 9am - 4pm Activity Day (8-12 years) 10am - 4pm Junior Fitness Suite2pm 2.45pm Teen Spin (12 years +) - 157cm height restriction 4pm - 4.45pm Mini Dribblers (2-6 years) 7.45pm - 8.15pm Fitball Class (12 years + accompanied with an adult)

Fridays 9am - 4pm Activity Day (8-12 years) 10am - 4pm Junior Fitness Suite4.15pm 5.15pm Judo (Beginners - 5 years +) 6pm - 6.45pm Pilates (12 years + and accompanied with an adult) Saturdays 9am - 9.45am Mini Movers (3-6 years) 10am - 4pm Junior Fitness Suite11.30am - 12.15pm Cardio Kick (12 years + accompanied with an adult) Sundays 10am - 4pm Junior Fitness Suite 11.15am - 12 noon Cardio Ball (12 years + accompanied with an adult) Puzzle Solutions

Tuesdays 10am - 12 noon MINI Activity day10am 4pm Junior Fitness Suite 6pm - 6.45pm Legs Bums & Tums (12 years + accompanied with an adult) 6.45pm - 7.30pm Yogalates (12 years + accompanied with an adult)

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Bridal Wear Dress Place


Children Water Baby

Computer Doctor Remote Dentists Shine Dental Care Estate Agents Eazi-Move Electricians RS Electrical


Furniture Progressive Furnishings


Mortgage Advisors Northridge Mortgage


Pets Dial a Dog Wash



Property Maintenance Homefix Handyman


Garden Services Steve Horsnall


Gates The Foundry

Private Hire Dapper Chauffers Truman Travel

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Gifts Vanity Box


Plumbing / Heating MCK Plumbing Ambient Heating Stephen Flemming

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Gutter Cleaning Gutter Vac



Golf Riverbank Golf

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Cleaning Safeclean


Franchises Eazi-Move

Beauty Therapists Electrolysis & Laser Clinic 8 Carpets and Flooring Safeclean Hydro Active Services Floor Stylers

Farm Shops White Post

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Holidays Go-Tour


Roofing Fletcher Roofing Utilities Utility Warehouse Weight Loss Lighter Life

Health and Fitness Lighter Life


Windows / Doors Cloudy2Clear

Ironing Services Pressed Express



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