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This month.. 6. Toffee Apple Lolly Cookies 7. Murderous Goings on 8. Whats in-store for you this October 9. Whats On October 10. Your Garden In October 13. Spooky Things Happening At Cineworld 14. Universal Pictures Competition

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Well September was fun for us at the office at Direct Local first things first we took a bit of a swan dive and hit the floor running by launching a new service on our website. An all new events calendar where you can upload your events for free and reach thousands of local people with your local events. However October is looking to be a fantastic month for events in your local area with Halloween being the highlight of the month for some. If your out trick or treating don’t forget to stay safe and stay in your groups as there is safety in numbers. When we used to go out trick or treating with my son and friends many years ago we used to crack a joke or two on the door such as quoting “Trick or treat” Then as they said we do not have anything we would react with “We do take cheques and credit card payments too” ... But please do not try this as we did get some funny looks and a few irate people lol. Finally as we get closer and closer to the deadline for Brexit on the 31st October there seems to be more and more uncertainty with whats going to happen do you think it will ever come to an end? Or do you want us to remain in the EU ? All we know is the future is not looking that bright at the moment. Disclaimer

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Changing Lives Changing Lives shops and retail warehouse are a social enterprise owned by local charity; Changing Lives Charity.


The charity helps those in need due to addiction issues, poor education, and/or leaving the criminal justice and care systems. It does this through funding Andrew House in Clevedon, a supported house for men in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, and via the Changing Lives shops, in which the charity runs the Volunteer Plus Programme. Surplus income from the shops is used to fund Andrew House, and residents and those in the local community who face barriers to paid employment, are offered to join the Volunteer Plus Programme. Volunteer Plus participants are given education, work based training and employment (unpaid), which enhances their CVs and increases self-confidence, that has most likely been negatively affected by their past

“Donations from the general public are vital to our efforts to support the charity. We are always in need of great quality, pre-used items, small and large. We can take furniture, electrical items, clothing, entertainment items, children’s toys, and much more. You can drop your items into our Clevedon shop (Kenn Road) and retail warehouse (Kimberley Road) between 9am – 5pm.

We also provide a collection service for larger items such as sofas, table and chairs, bedroom furniture and garden furniture. Sofas need to have fire regulation labels still attached. If you are unsure whether your item is donatable, please send a photo via Facebook @changinglivesretailwarehouse or call 01275 878871.

“We would like to highlight two aspects of the social enterprise; house clearances and donations. We provide a house clearance service for solicitors, estate agents, people who are downsizing or those who are dealing with the estate of a loved one. After the passing of a loved one, Mr Thorne needed to get the flat cleared quickly and as you can read, he was very happy with our quick, efficient, sensitive and fairly priced house clearance. “” I found Jeff (Changing Lives house clearance valuer) was very good and fair with pricing on a very delicate subject. When the men came to do the removal, on a cold & wet day, they just got on with it and cleared the whole flat out, as agreed at the first meeting.”” Call our House Clearance number 01275 870117 to arrange a visit from Jeff.”

Please support your local charity so that we can continue to support local people who want to change their lives! #shop #volunteer #donate.”


Toffee Apple Lolly cookies

Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/ Fan 170C. 2. Line a baking sheet with baking paper. 3. Cream the butter until soft, then add the sugar and beat again until light and fluffy.


4.Beat in the egg a little at a time, followed by the vanilla. Fold the sifted flour and mix until just combined.

55g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 55g caster sugar ½ medium free-range egg, lightly beaten ½ tsp vanilla extract 85g plain flour 1 tbsp. milk ¼ apple, chopped into chunks 3 toffees, chopped into chunks

5. Place 8 dessert spoons of the mixture onto the tray, allowing space for them to spread when baking. Slide a lolly stick towards into the underside of the mixture to the centre.

Lolly sticks Coloured regal icing for the leaf and worm

8. Make a leaf and worm out of the regal icing and stick with a little glace icing.


6. Bake for around 15 minutes or until light golden brown and cooked through. 7. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Murderous Goings-On At Cadbury House This Halloween Budding detectives wanting to put their powers of deduction to the test this Halloween should make their way to the South West’s leading four-star hotel where the most taxing of murder mystery nights awaits!

Mehment Kandemir, general manager at Cadbury House said: “Murder mystery nights have become hugely popular in recent years made all the better by the people who take part and the setting in which they are held.

Taking place at Cadbury House in Congresbury on Friday 25 October, guests to the gothic-styled venue will be transported back in time to the tiny community of Feeny Barr on All Hallows Eve, 1937.

“Cadbury House, with its gabled exterior and the gothic look just can’t be beaten for atmosphere for these particular events, especially around Halloween.

The setting for this particular night of dastardly deeds is on the remote part of Murkle Moor where the fog sits for days on end and the people who live there move about in the few hours of daylight almost unseen to each other. The short days give way to long cold nights and the tiny single-track that winds its way in and out is a perilous journey even for the locals, while many an unsuspecting traveller has lost their footing and sunk into the marshes that line the road. A community that is steeped in tradition and old wives tales have a way of coming true so if you had a mind to murder someone, or perhaps more than one, then Feeny Barr at Halloween would be a hard place to beat for the perfect setting!

“It’s great to see everyone getting so involved as the drama unfolds. Super sleuths who come along will be in for a fantastic night of detective work, while enjoying the ambience and atmosphere of the 19 Century house as well as a delicious three-course meal. “I’d strongly recommend to anyone who wants to come to book soon as this event is set to prove very popular and will most certainly be a night to remember.” Prices for the evening are £39.00 per person and includes a three-course dinner with coffee, local fudge and disco until 1am. Those who want to make a night of it can include an overnight stay with breakfast and costs £195 per room based on two people sharing.



January it may be wise to be a little on your guard at this time, and follow your intuition. There maybe a situation or a person that is a little bit difficult right now, but try and keep balance, and try and keep the peace, without compromising yourself. Keywords. Intuition and sensitivity.

February You may have been thinking of changing a few things, and along with this possibly some clearing and decluttering. This could well be either emotionally, or physically in your home. Which ever way you choose, it will allow space for new ideas, or new things in your environment. Keywords. Clearing and renewing.. March If you are thinking of starting something new, or trying to attain some of your ambitions, be kind to yourself and just persevere even if it seems difficult at times. There is uncertainty, stop for a while and do some soul-searching, and maybe look at things from all angles. Keywords. Perseverance and soul-searching April Being with other people it’s going to be quite prominent at this time, it could be socially or work-related. There may be some things that need to be revamped or renewed, maybe ways of doing things that could be improved. It could be an idea to step back and see if there are different ways of doing things, or it may be a case of compromising. Keywords. Gatherings and renewal May Your intuition will be a valuable asset for you at this time, so try to take note of it especially if there are obstacles or difficult situations. You may feel as though somethings are hard going at the moment, but you do have the energy to deal with them. Maybe take a step back and try and look at some of these things in a different way. Keywords. Obstacles and review June If there are things holding you back, check and see if you are causing your own hold-ups. There may be some lesson you need to learn, whatever you find try and seek balance within yourself. Try to look after yourself in other ways as you may need the energy to go through some of these challenges or obstacles. Keywords. Challenges and finding balance Want to find out more about what’s in store for you in September ? Contact Marie to find out whats in store for you this month on: 07949 800354


July There may be some things that are coming to an end for you right now. It could be as simple as just changing an interest, or it could be bigger things. The main thing is if something is being given up, it makes a space for something new. Whatever the situation is in regards to change and renewal, follow your intuition and look forward to some new things coming your way. Keywords. Changes and new things August There may be some challenging things for you at this time, but you will come through it and find balance again. Along with this will be a sense of renewal and achievement. This may also bring the time of taking a step back and reviewing some things, and making some small changes, to further improve things for yourself. Keywords. Challenges and renewal September If there is a situation that needs sorting, it’s probably best to do so quickly and sensitively as you can. Maybe this has been hunting up things for you, so it would be good to sort it and things should flow better. You could be drawn to a new interest or project,or restarting something that has been on hold for awhile. Keywords. Sensitivity and communication and new interest October Although you have no trouble in speaking your mind, just be aware of being sensitive to other people. You may have a feeling of wanting a break, or that somethings need to be changed. You may be feeling quite homely as well at this time, although thought of a quick getaway is quite appealing. Loved ones are well starred and important for you at this time. Keywords. Sensitivity and change. November Communication is a good start this month. It could well be that through this media you can resolve the situation. Your vitality levels may have been a bit low recently but this looks to be about to change. Maybe it is worth checking out your fitness regime. Keywords. Communication and well-being December There seems to be obstacles or hold-ups at the moment. So now this could be a good time to step back and try and view things in a different way, it may help you to decide your best course of action. It may bring some changes to you, but this could be what you have been trying to avoid. Keywords. prospective and changes Disclaimer This zodiac is for entertainment purposes only please do not take the predictions seriously Marie take no responsibility for your actions

WHAT’S ON Skittles at the Pier Date: 5th Oct Details: We are thrilled to announce the date of Saturday 5 October for our ‘Just For Fun – Skittles at the Pier’ event – sponsored by Avalon Telecom & Technologies. We are looking for 8 teams of 4 to compete, and for one team to become Just For Fun Skittle Champions! To sign up email us at enquiries@ and request a Booking Form Visit Venue: Clevedon Pier, The Beach ,BS21 7QU

Charity Fundraiser with Marvin Muoneke Date: 11th Oct Details: COME AND JOIN US on Friday 11th October 2019 Join us for an evening of amazing entertainment, tasty food and great raffle and auction prizes all to raise funds for the work of New Beginnings 4U CIO. Our entertainment for the evening is being provided by Marvin Muoneke. Marvin, known as ‘the young man with the old soul’ is an incredible Jazz singer and featured on TV as a contestant on The Voice UK in 2016 and semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent in 2018. Tickets are £25 each. Email to get your tickets. Venue: The Grand Pier Marine Parade, BS23 1AL Westonsuper-Mare Weston RNLI Party on the Pier! Grand Pier W-s-M Event Date: 19th Oct Details: Doors open at 7pm where you will be greeted with a drinks reception. Venue: Grand Pier Weston Super Mare Marine Parade Westonsuper-Mare Somerset

Porthole Presents: Dracula - The man behind the Myth Date: 20th Oct Details: Age 12+) by Ashley Jones Sunday 20th October / 3pm A presentation into the life and times of the infamous Transylvanian tyrant, Prince Vlad III of Wallachia, better known of course, as the foundation for Count Dracula, from the 1897 Gothic Horror novel by Bram Stoker. This presentation takes the audience through the remarkable real-life story of Vlad and how this has been portrayed in modern times, as the blood-sucking anti-hero of dozens of vampire movies and novels. Includes video and sound and is aimed at audiences aged 12-years and above – written by a historian who holds joint British/ Romanian citizenship and owns a property in the ancient, dark land of Transylvania. Tickets £10 per person, includes Pier Entry Visit Venue: Clevedon Pier, The Beach ,BS21 7QU Half Term – Pumpkin Hunt Clevedon Pier Date: 26th Oct - 3rd Nov Details: Back by popular demand… The Great Pier Pumpkin Hunt, but this year autumn at the Pier just got even better as we are take part in the world’s biggest drawing festival ‘The Big Draw’ from The Campaign for Drawing. Venue: Clevedon Pier The Toll House The Beach Clevedon Halloween Family Fun Day Date: 27th Oct Details : FREE ENTRY FOR ALL CHILDREN IN HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS!! An amazing day of spookey fun for the whole family Venue: The Helicopter Museum

Half Term at Clevedon Pier Date: 26th Oct Details: Join us at Clevedon Pier for Half Term Family Fun, with activities in the Porthole Room and the return of our everpopular Pumpkin Hunt! Normal Pier Entry Visit Venue: Clevedon Pier, The Beach ,BS21 7QU Cinderella: The Magical Pantomime Date: 26th Oct Details: This year you shall go to the ball with our touring production of Cinderella. This impressive pantomime has been written specifically for this tour after debuting in 2017 and boasts many great pantomime routines such as the comedy classic If I Was Not In Pantomime and the brand new sketch about the Bristolian Language.​If you want to have a laugh out loud experience then this is the ONLY pantomime for you this Christmas*. Tel: 01275 393570 for more details. Venue: Long Ashton Community Centre BS41 9DP LA Children’s Halloween Disco Party Date: 31th Oct Details; The party will be open to all children up to around the age of 10, It will start at 3pm and finish at 5pm. There will be a charge but we hope to keep this as low as possible. We are not seeking to make profit, but any monies that are raised will go straight into the next Party that we arrange. Tel: 01275 393570 ask for Kate or Sarah. Venue: Long Ashton Community Centre BS41 9DP

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Your Garden In October

Autumn is officially here! October, in all its glory, gives us a wonderful display of colours. The trees are beginning to lose their leaves in abundance as they become dormant for winter, telling us that the change of season is in full swing.

The days are much shorter and cooler and we can feel autumn chill in the air. Although trees are the stars of the month, October is time to think about how the garden will look when it wakes from hibernation. There are plants to be cut back and left tidy for the winter, shrubs to be planted or moved, summer plants to be removed and replaced with winter hardy bedding, bulbs to be strategically placed in borders and the lawn to be fed and given its final mow October may bring with it the beginning of quiet times for the garden – but not for the gardener. TIDY PERENNIALS Perennials are not difficult plants to care for, but trimming them after flowering finishes in autumn helps to improve their appearance and give a boost to next year’s flowering. Using a knife, shears or secateurs, cut stems close to the ‘crown’ or dormant base of the plant. Any crowded clumps of perennials can also be lifted, divided and replanted. Take the opportunity to remove weeds as you prune before applying a light mulch to protect from any hard frost.


PLANT TREES AND SHRUBS October is the ideal month to plant trees and shrubs. Although the container grown plants can be planted at any time of the year they are easier to care for if planted in the autumn or winter. The ground is damp and still warm which gives the perfect conditions to allow roots to become established before winter sets in.

PLANT AUTUMN BEDDING Any remaining summer bedding will be looking very tired by now and is best cleared and replaced for a fresher display. Autumn bedding such as pansy and primrose will give an instant lift to the garden and they look great planted between the shrubs in the border. Myositis, which produces masses of small flowers with the little white eyes and Sweet William, which provides a colourful carpet of flowers from spring through summer are both ideal for over wintering if planted now.


WHY SHOULD YOU PLANT THEM? Conifers are hardy evergreen trees and shrubs that suit any garden. They come in a huge range of shape and sizes and textures and the colour can be anything from yellow or light green through to dark green and blue. Easy to care for and long lasting, conifers are the ideal choice for any gardener looking for a low maintenance but high impact plant. HOW SHOULD YOU PLANT THEM? Dwarf conifers are good for containers and larger shrubs and trees make good hedging or garden features. They are happy in any soil in the sun or shade. Newly planted conifers will need watering until established.. After flowering, sheer back dead flower stems to keep the plant looking full.


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There’s Spooky things happening at Cineworld this October.. Following on from a hectic September, the Halloween season brings with it plenty of scarily good movies to see at your local Cineworld. From animated epics to comic book icons, October doesn’t disappoint with big hits gracing the silver screen. Let’s get into it:


Kicking us off this October 4th is the highly anticipated origin movie centred on DC’s clown prince of crime, simply titled The Joker. Said to be inspired by ‘70s Martin Scorsese films, witness the birth of a villain as portrayed by award-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix. Fast forward a week later and Abominable arrives as the new animated feature film from the people behind How to Train Your Dragon. It follows the epic quest between a young girl and yeti who must travel to the highest point on Earth.


The following week, on October 18th, it’s a blockbuster double feature as Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil arrive. The former sees Aardman’s mischievous lamb caught in a government conspiracy, while Disney’s second Sleeping Beauty spin-off sees the world of humans and fairies divided once again. Then, on October 23rd, Terminator: Dark Fate attempts to inject new life into James Cameron’s longstanding sci-fi series, bringing back both Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger in their respective iconic roles. Finally, everyone’s favourite kooky household returns two days later via a new animated version of The Addams Family. Believe us when we say nobody celebrates Halloween like these guys.

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