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Welcome to Braintree Echo Welcome to our Christmas Edition, full of festive features, useful articles and offers. We have reviewed the highly successful Fountain End of the High Street Christmas Event (sponsored by the Boar’s Head) on pages 14 and 15. Check out our much expanded feature from our regular resident pyschotherapist Dean Andrews on page 10. As always we would love to hear from you, if there is a story you’d like us to report on or a local event you’d like us to cover; after all this is YOUR magazine and we are always ready to listent to our readers. We hope you have enjoyed our magzine and look forward to catching back up with you in the New Year. Finally, on behalf of all of us here at Echo Publications we would like to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

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INSIDE 06 WORDSEARCH Take the time out to ‘chill’ and try our Winter Wonderland wordsearch! 08 BENEFITS OF FINANCIAL ADVICE Why long-term care plans are so important.

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10 FAMILIES AND ANXIETY Dean Andrews looks at the effects day-to-day family life can have on anxiety.

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12 BEER OF THE MONTH Head over to read more about this ‘monumental’ brew! 14 + 15 FOUNTAIN END OF THE HIGH STREET CHRISTMAS EVENT Read about this spectacular event that lit up the fountain end of the High Street. 18 AURA GIFTS & CANDLES Find out more about the story of beautiful local shop, Aura Gifts & Candles. 19 MEET THE ARTISANS Meet the rest of Aura’s amazing artisans! 23 CARBON SKIN REJUVENATION Read my review of this new, amazing skin rejuvenation technique. 30 THE ANSWERS No peeking before hand!!

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The Value of Financial Advice: Long-term Care Planning

Gavin Johnson FPFS, CFPTM Chartered MCSI & Certified Financial Planner

As more and more of us are living for longer we are increasingly susceptible to ailments which challenge our physical and mental well-being. This is why it is advisable to investigate long term care plans which could give you the financial support you may need in your advanced years.

A Familiar Story Jean and Arthur’s story is a relatively familiar one. Arthur had been diagnosed with dementia and was no longer able to carry out many of the routine functions of daily living. Jean was still physically active but she was simply not strong enough to cope with Arthur’s physical needs. So she set about finding him a Residential Home, where she could be confident that he would be well cared for and close enough that she could visit him every day. The Concern Jean’s over-riding concern was that Arthur would still be cared for if anything happened to her. Her greatest fear was that she pre-decease Arthur; his care home fees are neglected and administrative chaos might adversely affect Arthur’s well-being. She wanted to guarantee that Arthur’s fees would continue to be paid regardless of whatever happened to their investments and ideally to include provision for increases in the cost of Arthur’s care. A Solution An experienced adviser is likely to be familiar with various options that can be used to address individual concerns – whilst minimising any impact on the existing financial status. In Jean and Arthur’s case an Immediate Needs Annuity was the best solution. This is unlike a conventional annuity, in terms of how it is funded, paid and protected. 8

A lump sum is derived from any non-pension fund and paid to an insurance company. The company then pay regular fees directly to the care home. The payments are free of tax and will continue for the rest of Arthur’s life. The Outcome There are certain details to look into beforehand, including the average level of past fee increases, in order to incorporate future increases at a fixed rate of interest. Sometimes the care home may be happy to negotiate reduced fee increases in exchange for certainty. In Arthur’s case, the annual increases had been averaging 5.5% but the home incorporated a fixed rate of 4% each year. Certainty and peace of mind are the key outcomes of this approach - which is exactly what Jean wanted in ensuring that Arthur was secure and comfortable at his residential home. Gavin Johnson is a Chartered Financial Planner at Whitechurch Financial Consultants. IMPORTANT NOTES: This case study is based on real clients; names have been changed to preserve confidentiality.The article provides information of a general nature and does not constitute personal advice. Investments may not be suitable for everyone and you should take financial advice before entering into any obligation, which you are uncertain of, to ensure suitability. Investment returns cannot be guaranteed and you may not get back the full amount you invested. Levels of, and reliefs from, taxation are subject to change and values depend on individual circumstances.

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FAMILIES AND ANXIETY One of the biggest impacts on our mental health is the quality of our relationships. In my next few columns, I will talk about some of the different types we have through life, starting this issue with the very first relationship we encounter: family.

Our family relationships often provide a blueprint for how we relate to others later on in life. There are many ways they affect us. The more security, communication and support offered by family, the greater chance we stand of developing self-confidence and strong, healthy and happy relationships as adults. But, unfortunately, for some people this is not their experience at all. For example, you might have grown up seeing your parents constantly arguing or not talking to each other; one or both parents may have shown little interest in you, leaving you feeling unwanted or unloved; if you have siblings you might feel your parents favour one over the other, resulting in sibling discord. For some, the family is 10

not even a safe place but one where abuse and violence is all too common. Needless to say, a person’s mental health and sense of self can pay a high price when growing up with these sorts of experiences; depression, unexpressed anger, withdrawal, fear, anxiety, low self-esteem or difficulties forming stable relationships as adults are all too common outcomes. Often people feel isolated in their despair. They believe they shouldn’t talk to anyone out of a sense of loyalty or guilt, or fear already difficult relationships with family will be made worse.

However, seeking some form of help – whether it be counselling, talking to a trusted friend or support groups such as Relate – can be a first step to dealing with the damaging psychological effects of difficult family situations. Written by Dean Andrews deanandrewstherapy@gmail.com


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High Street Christmas Event 19th November 2016 ...head in Braintree High Street (Fountain End) we had a delightful surprise. . . Fabio Santino

alias Ziggy Roscoe from Holly Oaks and what a gentleman he was, nothing seem to faze this extraordinary young man from pictures with queueing fans, spending time shaking hands saying hello to many of the wondrous people that turned out for the Braintree Lights Switch On. He certainly, made an impact on the fundraising too with lots of generous donations towards Little Havens Hospice. On stage, what a performance by all’ with Bernie from the Boars Head as compere extraordinaire, live music, outstanding performances from Mad Barden and the lovely Astra Jackson Pearce, the Braintree & Bocking Brass band were amazing.

Santino outside the boards Head and just for good measure they did an outstanding routine much to the delight of one and all. The Boars Head were serving up some wondrous delights including their specialty burgers, the Hog Roast in the beer garden was an absolute treat. Another Main event was Fab Santino following the majorettes procession along the high street to the Braintree light on ceremony much to the crowd’s delight when he switched on and lit up Braintree Town Centre. On behalf of the Management of the Boars Head, they would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all that took part in the organizing of the day’s events and ensured the public had a Fabulous day Special Thanks to Fab Santino for making the whole event as special as it was, also hats off to all the staff at the Boars Head for all their hard work and effort for organization and smooth running for the days events.

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Its All About Kopi Luwak by Cool Beans Coffee House As its almost Christmas we will be taking a look at the most extravagant coffee bean and the way it is produced. Coffee Fact: Kopi Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee. The main factor of it’s high price is the uncommon method of producing such a coffee. It has been produced from the coffee beans which have been partially digested by a cat-like animal called a Civet Cat. This is the reason Kopi Luwak is also known as Civet Cat Coffee. It can cost as much as 20-30 times the cost of a cup of regular coffee. Here at Cool Beans Coffee House we don’t have any immediate plans to stock Kopi Luwak but rest assured we have some new, delicious coffees coming soon. The whole team at Cool Beans Coffee House would like to say thank you to all of our customers old and new for your faithful custom throughout the year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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The Martini’s girls just want to say a big thank you to all of our lovely clients. We have had a great year and are looking forward to seeing the New Year in with you. Maybe a new colour or new style? Try something new!! We hope that you have all got some Christmas events coming up. Remember we do make-up aswell as lashes, brows and hair up. So get yourself booked in and glammed up - you can also start collecting stars towards your Martini’s Pamper Palour app loyalty points. We are open all on Christmas week from Monday 19th until Saturday 24th. Don’t forget to download our app to collect loyalty stars. If you feel that you need a pamper you can log on and book in at any time. Big Hugs Asti and the Girls x (Martini’s Pamper Parlour)

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Having spent 6 years pitching up outside Tesco at Braintree’s Wednesday market selling candles, it seemed the natural progression for me was to open a candle shop in Braintree. I chose a single retail unit in Fairfield Road, opposite Wetherspoons. This was only around 100 metres away from where I’d been pitching up every week so meant I could retain my customer base with as little inconvenience as possible to my existing customers. The name ‘Aura Candles & Gifts’ came about through research on the internet. I was keen to publish a name that reflected what I was trying to provide. Atmosphere, mood, fragrance and feeling good; all of these phrases can be found on any thesaurus and are synonyms for Aura. We are Braintree Town Centres agent for Woodwick candles. Made in the State of Virginia USA, and are quickly becoming the most popular brand in the World. Made from a soy wax blend, they have a natural wooden wick which gives a relaxing crackling sound as they burn.You don’t have to put your nose over a flame to smell these as they’ll fill your house with glorious fragrances. Large jars will burn for up to 180 hours which works out cheaper than the brands offered in the mainstream shops due to the extended burning time…. and these ones really do smell. Woodwick Candles realised that not everybody likes to burn candles, but still like the fragrances that will fill your home when using them, so they came up with beautiful glass electric warmers. The warmers don’t use 18

a flame; they use a temperature controlled halogen bulb which gently warm the wax melts atop. The temperature controlling is so successful that even placing your finger in the wax will not be harmful. These warmers come in a host of shapes and designs and have the added benefit of acting as table lamps providing beautiful colours and fragrances into your home.

Written By Stephen at Aura Candles & Gifts...

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Meet the Artisans bespoke items to match your occasion. Shell is our hero and we are very proud to support her.

Braintree has hidden talent that is screaming to be showcased. I wanted to provide that showcase from Aura Candles & Gifts, and I call them Aura’s artisans. We support 3 local talents. The first of our Braintree talents that we showcase is Dave, who is from Fairview. Dave creates all of his works by hand and they are stunning. Wall carvings of your favourite film and music stars. Marvel at the wooden trinket boxes he constructs, the fun slogans, the personalised key rings, and especially the personalised photograph carvings, of your favourite person, pet, or event which Dave creates from your photos.

Our third artisan is Ray Long from White Court. Ray’s hobby is beautiful handmade pens. Natural wood or acrylic, these pens make a superb congratulatory gift for anyone that has excelled in their exams. They’re lined with a copper insert to provide the additional weight serious writers prefer.

Written By Stephen at Aura Shell Gates is the Button Witch and she hails from Goldingham near to John Ray School. Shell has unfortunately been diagnosed with MS but she is determined not to let it beat her. She makes these fabulous button bouquets and posies to aid her therapy, and we think she does a fantastic job of them. You can buy them straight from the shelf at Aura Candles & Gifts or pop in to discuss

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Carbon Skin w e i v e R n o i t a n e Rejuv I arrived at Star and Ink Tattoo and Piercing Studio, upon arrival at the studio I knocked to be let in, I thought that was a nice gesture to keep privacy, given the type of shop that it is privacy can be important. I was greeted by Kelly, the owner, who was very Star and polite and Tattoo an Ink d Piercin g Studio welcoming. She struck me as a bubbly character, someone that you could get along with. The studio was well presented and clean which again was reassuring. There are many sketches of tattoos that are available, the artwork is incredible and really fascinated me. I also noticed in some display cabinets crystallised shoes, key rings and phone cases. I asked Kelly if she made them herself, which she does – the detail and quality of these are amazing and she said she still creates them on request. We then headed out to the back area to prepare for my treatment, again the area was clean and smelt sterile (always a wonderful smell when you are having a tattoo or piercing). As Kelly prepared the machine we spoke a little more about the treatment. Kelly explained “It involves using a carbon cream on the skin which is removed using the same machine you’d use when having laser tattoo removal, using a combination of short wavelength and rapid light pulses to create maximum removal of clogged pores whilst still preserving the surrounding skin.” I felt a little nervous but Kelly reassured me that it is not a painful procedure. She asked me to lie down on the leather table which she had cleaned and prepared before I got on.

After getting comfortable Kelly started to apply the carbon cream, it was black in colour and seemed to have a tacky texture but when it was applied to my face it felt very smooth, I felt extremely relaxed at this point. As we started the treatment it was not what I expected at all, there was no pain just a pin point tapping feeling. It felt different on different parts of the skin; Kelly informed this was because we have three different skin textures on our face. Some parts felt warm and others tickled but at no point was it painful. Kelly and I chatted throughout most of the treatment which was lovely; she was so easy going and easy to get along with. After the treatment, I left with my skin feeling soft and refreshed, almost like porcelain.

I have also noticed a difference in my acne scarring which has slightly reduced so this is a treatment that I would like to continue and would love to visit Kelly again for this. Overall it was a greatly pleasurable experience. Written By Emma Hollingsworth

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An introduction to Kay and David offer you a warm welcome at the Glass House Tea Room. The husband and wife team have been serving homemade cakes and treats in the vintage tea room for just over a year. Sit, relax and enjoy freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones in comfortable, friendly surroundings. Why not enjoy our speciality Afternoon Tea which is finger sandwiches, fruit scone and cream and a trio of sweet treats all served with tea or locally roasted coffee in our authentic vintage china. Now winter is here we are serving homemade soup and other hot savouries and pastries. The Tea Room is available for private functions such as birthday parties, baby showers, and sympathy gatherings. Children's birthday parties are a real treat where the birthday girl or boy is treated like a princess or prince playing traditional party games.

We can bake celebration cakes made to your specific requirements. We offer outside catering to suit your needs, we have catered for weddings, parties, family afternoon teas, all menus designed with you to suit your budget.

To find out more call on: 07519 319 647, message us on facebook: The Glass House Tea Room, email: kayashelley@gmail.com or call in and see us at: 118 High Street (Fountain End) Braintree, CM7 1SZ.

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