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Many people think the time to lose weight is after the festive season instead why not follow Linda’s article to ‘Unwrap a New You in Time for Christmas’ - page 14.

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Welcome to the Cheshunt Echo We have teamed up with Alison Jenkins again this month to bring you another amazing article - this time going in to a bit more detail for all of the amateur photographers out there - page 8.

This month we have started working with Jo at Oils by Jo to bring you an exciting new centre spread including: recipes, articles and special diffuser blend - pages 12 & 13. Find out the health benefits for you and the kids/grandkids of gardening and how to get the perfect lawn - page 18 & 19. Check out our beautiful baked Camembert recipe - page 11. 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 listen to our readers.

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thinking locally to solve a national crisis Doctored pictures of impossibly thin models and magazine spreads featuring sparkling celebrity mums who regain their figures minutes after childbirth often make the rest of us feel less than adequate. Indeed, the media’s obsession with celebrity glamour has often been blamed for increasing the burden on teenagers already struggling with peer pressure and puberty. But new research has revealed that we are far less likely to be influenced by media stars when it comes to weight loss or healthy eating. And even well-meaning sports stars and politicians warning about the perils of over-eating have little impact on us compared with the clout wielded by close friends, family or health professionals. The findings were revealed by Slimming World as it launched its ‘Let’s Beat Obesity Together’ campaign, designed to encourage family, friends and local communities to work together to improve the health of their own communities. Dr Jacquie Lavin of Slimming World says: “Our research clearly shows that people look for advice, support and solutions from those close to them, such as their GP, family and friends, rather than politicians and celebrities. “In recent years, the Government has invested heavily in public health messages aimed at encouraging people to lead healthier lifestyles and prevent obesity. We’ve always believed that local

groups based at the heart of communities offer the best solution to long term sustainable weight loss.

“When it comes to losing weight, having the support of people who are close to you, who care about how you feel and who can truly understand what you’re going through is key to success. That’s because trust is hugely important when it comes to influencing change.” An increasing number of nutritionists are backing moves to send obese patients to private weight-loss schemes rather than offer NHS help because they will see better results.

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Migrant hawker dragonfly in flight - how i did it Anyone who has ever tried to photograph Dragonfly will tell you how difficult it is. These creatures have a knack of whizzing around and changing direction at random. You could spend hours chasing them with your lens and still not get that shot.

constantly. I noticed with the Dragonfly in my picture that it would have a burst of energy then hover for a few seconds then burst away again. I needed to plan the shot so that the Dragonfly was hovering, which meant very quick focus on it before it shot off again. I also had to consider the background. I did not want a cluttered background which can be distracting. I choose an area where the pond was covered in algae and hoped that the Dragonfly would hover above this point long enough for me to get it.

I will now explain to you all how I captured this Dragon fly in flight and with a lovely milky background. I will tell you what equipment I used but will put it at the end of this article as I don’t want people to assume that the camera made the difference. It is the photographer and the skill they possess. As with all fast-moving subjects that erratically move around I started by watching and accessing what these little bugs where doing. I noticed that the different species of Dragonfly all had their own different styles. Some like the Common Darter like to sit on the ground or on the plants, others seem to fly around 8

I always shoot with the camera in manual mode so that I am controlling the photograph fully. I set the camera shutter speed at 1/3200 second and aperture to F/9.0 and waited, I took several shots of various Dragonfly until that moment when I spotted the one I wanted flying towards the place that I wanted it to be. I lifted the camera and luckily managed to hit the focus on the correct place and fired off several shots before this little beast decided to fly away. I was very happy with the result and not only one but several shots to take home. Equipment used: Canon 1DX Mark II, 100 – 400mm with 1.4 extender. The shot was taken at max zoom of 560mm, 1/3200 sec at f9.0, ISO 1000.

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RECIPE Baked Camembert Enjoy one of the best-known French cheeses in a delicious way, bursting with flavour and coated in breadcrumbs. Make sure the cheese is not too ripe and freeze before cooking to ensure the centre melts when baking. Ingredients 4 individual Camemberts or 1 large Camem bert cut into approx 80 g/3oz wedges, froze n for 1 hour 25g plain flour 1 egg beaten with 1tbsp water 25g breadcrum bs 50ml sunflow er oil Raspberry co ulis or cranberry sauc e to garnish


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METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 2. Remove the Camembert from the freezer and carefully cut the white skin from the top, while leaving the bottom and sides in tact. Coat well on all sides with the flour. 3. Dip the coated Camembert in the egg mix and coat with breadcrumbs, then repeat both steps. Pat well to help the crumbs stick, then place in the fridge for 30 minutes. 4.Heat the oil over a medium heat. Remove the cheeses from the fridge and fry lightly on each side until light golden brown approximately 1-2 minutes. Make sure the cheese does not begin to melt. Remove and drain excess oil on paper towels. 5. Place the lightly-browned cheeses on a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the top is slightly puffed. 6.Serve immediately with a raspberry coulis or cranberry sauce.

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Unwrap a New You in Time for Christmas Is this the year you sparkle in your little black dress? Yes, we are going to mention the C word, the Christmas party season is just around the corner! IMAGINE right now being 2 stone lighter and YES it can be done. We have all heard the saying when I put my mind to it, well that’s exactly where hypnotherapy comes in, it works by not just focusing the mind but also helping deal with the root of the issues where bad habits are formed We all know that to lose weight you have to burn more calories than you take in. Hypnotherapy works because we go to the root of the issue – the bit of the mind telling you to ‘eat that piece of chocolate’. Hypnotherapy is about modifying deeply entrenched behaviours to bring about positive changes working with your subconscious mind to change your life. Forget all that stuff that you have seen on stage - it is not about making people do something strange on a stage. Linda says, “The key to hypnotherapy is wanting to change and having an open mind to the sessions. Often weight has been gained over a number of years so to train yourself to unlearn bad habits when it comes to eating may take a little while. Normally people start to see and feel changes within a couple of sessions.” People get very real and positive results from incorporating hypnotherapy into their 14

weight loss plans; unfortunately it does not mean they can ditch the diets. But the one thing Hypnosis does, is make it easier to really believe you can do it and get back in control of your and stop the yo yo dieting many of us know, once and for all. Many Thanks to: Linda Blacker (Hypnosis & Counselling for Health)

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Getting your Grandkids Weeding is Good for Them It's always great having a little help outside from time to time, even when 'little' is the operative word, both in terms of the helper's size and their real input, nothing beats spending a day digging, planting, and pruning with the most precious people in our lives. But have you ever wondered just how much good it's doing them? As grandparents, we may consider it a job well done when the overall goal of the day has been accomplished - perhaps, uprooting a tree and repositioning it elsewhere - yet less of us realise that we are actually having a hugely beneficial impact on our grandchildren's future life prospects. For one thing, it gets them away from those cursed screens, which in turn encourages real world communication, one particularly important skill to master. Add to this the fact that, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, children perform better in school when they get out in the garden and show a tendency to eat healthier after growing veg for themselves. It seems there's quite a big argument for calling in some little helpers. RHS isn't the only body to have found similar results. Get Fruved, a campaign in the U.S. involving a number of

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