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Editors words Its November, my favourite time of year the nights draw in and we start to feel the chill of winter. The central heating goes back on too, well thats unless your holding off as long as you can to turn the thermostat up.
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On a more up beat note we are getting ever closer to Christmas with only a matter of weeks to the big day. Lots to do in November as most high streets will have their annual lights switch on and Santa comes out of his hibernation in anticipation of greeting all those lucky children and finding out what they wish for this Christmas. Again i wish this Brexit lark would end and i can start to talk about something more interesting like the new Star Wars movie coming out in December as i am a massive geek when it comes to the light and the dark side of the force. Until next month then... May the force be with you! Disclaimer
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WHATS DOES NOVEMBER HOLD FOR YOU? January If something seems trickier than at first seemed, don’t get upset or frustrated, just stop and try to see it from all angles. If you have a gut feeling about something, try to follow it at this time as it stands in good stead. Be kind to yourself and be sensitive to your own needs. Keywords. Intuition and be kind to yourself.
February You may get some new ideas for ways of sorting out difficult situations. Work with your intuition if possible, try to see other people’s perspectives. Try stepping back from things if they seem a little difficult, sometimes a different view with things make things seem clearer. Keywords. New ideas, intuition and review. March Some changes could be about to come your way. If they’re not really to your liking, try and see them more as challenges, and look for opportunities within them. Remember that you have your own values, and don’t be shaken from these, but don’t be too hard on yourself either keywords Changes and opportunities April You may be thinking of starting a new interest. It could be quite a sociable time coming up this month. Trying to be a listening ear, more than giving advice, you will be surprised how much people will appreciate it. Keywords. Study and sociability May There could be some changes on the way, so don’t be surprised if you come up with new ideas, or interests. You may need to be a bit flexible with other people and think before you speak, and try to be sensitive to other’s feelings. Keywords. Changes, flexibility and sensitivity. June There could be some things that feel as though they are being held up right now, be aware and look out for opportunities that may help to sort these hold-ups, so that things will begin to flow freely again. It may also be worth stepping back and looking at the achievements you’ve made this year, and what other things you would like to achieve next. Keywords. Opportunities and goals
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July You may otherwise miss opportunities that could be nearby. It does seem some things will be moving forward even if they have felt on hold for a while. Keywords. Balance and opportunities August If Life seems a little trying see if there are other ways of dealing with things, to make life easier. You are often fair-minded with others, but can be quite hard on yourself. Don’t underestimate yourself; value yourself as well as others. Keywords Find easier Ways, and make time for you September You may have noticed your vitality is little sluggish at the moment, if so, may be time to review lifestyle habits. Any cutbacks are just a little tweak here and there that should make some difference. Try not to let things build up, or take up too much of your time, Try and listen to your intuition. Keywords Changes, intuition October Relationships seem prominent, along with your home environment. You may find there are some new interests, or ideas that come to mind for you at this time. Be open to other people’s ideas or suggestions, Try to be aware of being calm, and fair-minded in dealing with others. Keywords. New ideas and fairness. November It would be useful if you pay attention to your intuition, certainly in regards any situations that may be a little difficult. Try not to let anyone sway you from things that you have strong values about, and keep your integrity that there could be some changes on the way. Keywords. Integrity and changes December Home and close relationships are prominent for you at this time. It seems as though there are a lot of things that need to be done, and a lot of people wanting your time and attention. Try and seek balance for yourself. Somethings may not feel that they are running as smooth as they should, try and keep calm, and know that things don’t stay the same, Keywords. Home, relationships and balance. Disclaimer This zodiac is for entertainment purposes only please do not take the predictions seriously Marie take no responsibility for your actions
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Your Garden In November The garden begins to wind down in November as deciduous plants enter dormancy. leaves are falling rapidly and wind and rain are on the increase.
Tie in all the plants and secure structures an important winter job is to stake tall plants, climbers and young trees to protect against strong winds. check that existing ties are not cutting into stems of plants that have grown over the summer. Structures such as arches, pergolas and fences should also be checked and ideally treated with preservatives. If repaired now there is less potential damage in high winds.
Whilst most of nature is hibernating in the colder months, winter is the ideal time to get new trees into the ground. trees are best planted in the late autumn when the soil is still warm but not too dry, giving roots time to acclimatise before the harsher temperatures of winter arrives. whatever your plan to do outside in Nonmember, take time to enjoy the LOOKING GOOD THIS MONTH...TREES garden as it fades, leaving structural plants and Why should you plant them? evergreens to take centre stage.
the weather is turning so its time to get those plants protected - frost can do serious damage to tender plants. frost tender plants in pots should be moved to the greenhouse, conservatory or porch. Exotic plants such as palms or tree ferns should be wrapped up for the winter with frost protection material.
Trees add structure to gardens and landscapes. As well as being used as a focal point for the garden they also make good hedges and screens. they come in a huge number of varieties, shades and position. Whilst most trees are grown for there foliage or flower, some are praised for their bark and branch shapes. Some trees look fantastic in spring while full of flower and other burst into vibrant colour in the autumn.
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Run the Sodbury Slog for patients at the RUH Event Date: 10th November Description: The Forever Friends Appeal is delighted to be a charity partner for the 2019 Sodbury Slog. We have 20 exclusive charity places for the race, which are now open for registrations! Venue: Chipping Sodbury School Yate Shopping Centre Christmas Parade and Light Switch On Event Date: 16th November Description: Annual Christmas Parade with Father Christmas and Reindeer and lots of colourful performers - parades at 1pm & 3pm, lights on approx 4.30pm. Venue: Yate Shopping Centre 43 North Walk Yate Bristol Cattle Country Dark Skies 5/10k Event Date: 14th November Description: Aspire Running Events are thrilled to announce that the second Dark Skies 5/10k will be held at Cattle Country Adventure Park. You have the choice of entering a single lap 5k or a 2 lap 10k race. Venue: Cattle Country Adventure Park Berkeley Heath Farm Berkeley Gloucestershire GL13 9EW Knitting & Crochet for Beginners - Saturday Class Event Date: 16th November Description: ur regular Saturday workshop hosted by Petra from the brilliant Yarn Over Coffee is a gentle introduction to art of knitting and crochet. Ideal for beginners and improvers, Petra is on hand to share her expertise and extensive knowledge to get you started or help you with a current project. Venue: The Home Crafters Ltd. West Walk, BS37 4AX Bristol
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Stars of Bristol’s hospitality sector showcased in glittering gala
Plans are under way to honour the stars of Bristol’s “The hospitality sector is a shop window for the city, hotel trade who are helping to ensure the city’s and the skilled staff frequently provide the first point hospitality industry continues to thrive. of contact – and create that vital first impression – for those visiting the city for both business and The Bristol Hoteliers Association is hosting its third pleasure. annual Night of the Stars on February 6, 2020, at the Bristol Marriott City Centre. “It’s only right that we pay tribute to those who have gone the extra mile to ensure that those visitors The glittering gala is the highlight of the hospitality leave with a very good impression of the city, which calendar in the city, showcasing the top talent of will make them want to return, and which they will the profession and recognising the contribution share with others. they make. “As well as helping to put Bristol on the map, I hope Sponsorship and partnership opportunities are still the event also highlights the hospitality industry as available for the evening, which provide a an exciting and rewarding sector to work in, with a prestigious platform to showcase brands to Bristol’s wide variety of different roles and plenty of hospitality industry. prospects. The 2019 event resulted in a cheque for £5,000 being presented to Children’s Hospice South West, which provides residential hospice care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
“If we’re to maintain the good reputation of hospitality in Bristol, it’s vital that we encourage a new generation to consider a career in the sector, so that it can continue to thrive.
The next Night of the Stars event will support two worthy causes; Children’s Hospice South West, once again, and also the Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity which provides specialised nursing and support for young people aged between 13 and 24 who are told they have cancer.
“The hospitality industry has opportunities and career paths which can take people all over the world, and what we need are for talented youngsters to kick-start those careers here in Bristol.”
Eight awards will be presented during the evening in recognition of outstanding contributions towards ensuring those who stay with any of the BHA’s members receive exemplary service. The categories are Employee of the Year (Front of House), Employee of the Year (Heart of House), Rising Star, Young Chef of the Year, F&B Front of House Best Innovation, Team of the Year, Bright Idea Award and Unsung Hero.
He added: “For anyone interested in becoming an event partner, we will develop a package appropriate for their business/brand. “There are also opportunities for your business to be showcased in the official souvenir programme.” Anyone interested in discussing the various opportunities to get involved in the Night Of The Stars 2020 can find out more by emailing the BHA at info@ bristol-hoteliers.co.uk
The Bristol Hoteliers Association represents 40 Raphael Herzog, acting chair of the Bristol major hotels in the city, with around 4,000 rooms. Hoteliers Association, said: “This is a wonderful Hotels put £200 million into the local economy. evening which recognises and rewards the exceptional efforts made by a talented team of people who are helping to maintain Bristol’s reputation as one of the UK’s top destination cities.
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F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N V I S I T U S AT C H I P P I N G S O D B U R Y M O T O R C O M PA N Y
Hatters Lane, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AA Tel: 01454 837329
Models shown are: All-New Focus ST-Line 5 Door 1.0 125PS Manual Petrol. Fuel economy mpg (l/100km) (Combined): 48.7 (5.8) *CO2 emissions: 107g/km, EcoSport ST-Line 1.0 100PS Manual Petrol. Fuel economy mpg (l/100km) (Combined): 43.5 (6.5) *CO2 emissions: 125g/km, Fiesta ST-Line 3 Door 1.0 100PS Manual Petrol. Fuel economy mpg (l/100km) (Combined): 48.7 (5.8) *CO2 emissions: 108g/km. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted, variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. *There is a new test used for fuel consumption and CO2 figures. The CO2 figures shown, however, are based on the outgoing test cycle and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration.
^£2500 (inc. VAT) Scrappage Saving available on selected new Ford cars if: (1) you trade in any car or commercial vehicle that was first registered before 1 January 2013; and (2) you contract a new vehicle between 1 July - 30 September 2019 and register by 31 December 2019. You must have owned the scrappage vehicle for at least 90 days. Eligible retail customers only. See ford.co.uk/scrappage for more info. †Finance subject to status. Freepost Ford Credit. Excludes KA+, Fiesta ST, All-New Focus Style, All-New Focus ST and Mustang. Dando’s Motor Services Limited trading as Chipping Sodbury Motor Company is acting as a credit broker (not a lender) for the purposes of this financial 24promotion.
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