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Dear Readers - Welcome to the latest edition! Celebrating our 12th Anniversary! I started my business just over 12 years ago with just 1 magazine f o r Sandbach area, distributing to just 2,500 homes. I now produce 5 monthly magazines covering over 46,000 homes across Sandbach, Holmes Chapel, Congleton, Winsford and Northwich areas. I wouldn’t be able to do any of this without the help and support from my dad, who helps me every month by designing a lot of the adverts used in the magazines and my best friend Karen for helping me out with Sales - so if you’re reading this Dad and Karen... A BIG HUGE THANKYOU! We have lots of amazing businesses in this issue ready to offer you their services. Whether it’s a new living room/bedroom, landscape gardening or just needing someone to do those odd jobs you keep putting off, we have lots of businesses on hand waiting to help. Please remember when contacting any of the businesses in the magazine to mention where you saw them. If you are a business owner or know someone else that is, let them know about us, our little magazines really do work. Our magazines can also be viewed on our website, helping your advert reach an even wider audience! Adverts start from just over £21 per issue (based on the 1/8th page advert)! You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter, we have recently given away free advertising packages on our Facebook page, so if you haven’t already liked us please do this today and keep up with the latest information and offers.


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JMG Gardener of the year 2017 Call 01606 339 627 A Northwich gardener has won the trip of a lifetime after scooping a gardening award. Rob Chisholm, of Jim’s Mowing, has been named the JMG Gardener of the Year for 2017. He previously won the national title in 2015 and 2016. This year he beat off competition to be named the outright winner after going head-tohead against the winners in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. He is now due to fly out to Australia to attend the competition’s ceremony on January 30th. Rob will spend three weeks visiting the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Melbourne. He said: “I’ve done some work in Tatton Gardens in the past and some work in other large gardens in the UK, but this is just the ultimate experience. “I do a lot of small gardens as well. I still get the same buzz as with the big ones.”Rob was nominated for the award by one of his customers. Judges were then shown examples of his work and then rang around 100 customers to gauge how satisfied they were with his team’s work. He found out he had won the award last month. Rob said: “We have only been running five years but we are growing from strength to strength. We have taken on more gardeners this year. We keep growing the business.“There’s a big call in Northwich for good gardeners. There are people who do it and people who don’t know how to do it. “We’re doing really well. I have a really good team around me. If you want a reliable, qualified & most importantly fully insured gardener for regular mowing, lawn treatments or one off gardening jobs, or just want any advice, please give Rob a call on Northwich 01606 339 627 or Mobile 07871 933 427

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28 WISDOM TEETH (Written in the dentist’s waiting room because there were no Readers Digests available. Health and safety apparently) Certain people have the ability to intimidate me. Intellects always manage to flummox me, because not being clever myself I never know what they really know and what they really don’t know. Are their brains half full or half empty I wonder? I always know when a bottle is half empty. People who work with power tools scare me to death, they could turn funny and before you know it you could end up with a scrambled house. Big bills baffle me because I never understand how they are worked out. Women really intimidate me; enough said. Needles make me freeze with fear. Dentists, especially young lady dentists who look as though they have just left school are my worst nightmare because I never know what they know and what they need to know is very important. I am in pain and have to visit a young lady young enough to be still wearing a brace in her mouth, who I hope knows all she has to know. She gives me the needle, plays with power tools in a confined space, i.e. my mouth and to really finish me off is going to hit me with a great big bill. I have arrived on time, tooth hurty’. Yes I know but I find it funny, remember I am not an intellect! This is one of those occasions when a woman has me at her mercy and she always speaks to me as if I am a child. She moves in close, so close that I see my reflection in her brace and she whispers ‘Open wide, that’s good, well done, more spray nurse’. She ignores my screams when I first see the needle. ‘Don’t worry this won’t hurt’. ‘Arrrrgggg’. As we all know this is as much and we can say with a numb mouth. ‘Arrrrgggg’ said loudly is pain. ‘Arrrrgggg’ said softly means ‘I agree with everything you just said but I can’t speak at the moment, my mouth has gone missing’. ‘How do such young ladies come to be so clever so early on’ I ask myself. For this exercise I am using clever and wise as the same thing when clearly they are not, but this is my pen and it does exactly what I tell it to! I have a theory as to why she is so clever and wise. I believe she has harvested patients’ wisdom teeth and had them set in her own mouth, becoming wiser with every implant, hence the brace to hide the evidence. I have come up with what I think is a cunning plan. I will have dentistry work that includes having several wisdom teeth inserted and I would be able to pen some important intellectual, interesting, inventive, intelligent literature instead of the constant stream of drivel that pours forth now. It would create a massive bill but as they say, ‘no pain no gain’. You might make the comment that to be clever one should study but at my age I sleep too much to focus. I will explore the wisdom teeth option first. I could be drugged before surgery and wake up as a genius.

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30 Look up! and use All the space in your home We would all like more space in our homes and with houses in the UK getting smaller, space is at a premium. But what if there was an affordable way to create more space in our homes? A simple solution for all those people fed up of living amongst clutter and one that doesn’t require planning permission or any major structural building work. What if there was a way to get more space for just a few hundred pounds and ready to use in less than a day? Sounds great. And in truth, the space is already there. It’s just not being used to its full potential. For most, the loft is a dark and dingy place visited seasonally; once to dig out the Christmas decorations and then again to bring down the holiday suitcases. A precarious scramble across dusty beams, torch in hand; grabbing what’s needed then clambering back past boxes filled with long-forgotten belongings. But that dark and dingy place is worth thousands. In fact, it takes up a third of the floor space in an average home. So shouldn’t you be making the most of it? And that’s where More Than Loft Ladders (MTLL) comes in. MTLL specialises in generating space by making the loft easily accessible. And that’s all it does. It’s not a generic building company, and it’s not jack-of-all-trades. MTLL only installs loft hatches, ladders, boarding, lighting and insulation. It’s what the company does all day, every day, using qualified local installers who are reliable, tidy and efficient. The latest MTLL installers to open covers the CW,CH & ST postcodes (Crewe, Chester, Stoke on Trent) and is run by skilled tradesman, Adam Shepherd...“Our average job is about £280 and only takes a few hours to complete,” says Adam. “And for that, customers get a modern two section aluminium ladder 50 square feet of boarding and a light to make the space safe and secure.” The price customers are quoted is the price they will pay, with no additional call out or credit card charges. And by sourcing materials at the best prices, MTLL is confident it offers the most competitive prices in the area. That confidence extends to the quality of its materials and installations, with all parts and labour fully guaranteed. “We deliver on all our promises. That’s why we guarantee all our work,” adds Adam. “More Than Loft Ladders is already a trusted name in the north west with over 15,000 successful installations, and I really wanted to bring it here to Cheshire...It’s such a great and cost effective way for people to gain the extra space they need in their home.” For a free survey and quotation, contact More Than Loft Ladders now! Call 0800 03 59 880 or visit the website at

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Posh Ham & Cheese Omelette A quick and easy recipe that’s ideal to give a different twist to breakfast or enjoy as a special brunch. Serves 4. INGREDIENTS: Eight eggs Four slices good quality ham Four handfuls of grated cheddar Pinch of thyme Salt & pepper Three tbsp extra virgin olive oil METHOD: 1. Beat eggs and season with salt and pepper and heat olive oil on medium in non stick frying pan. 2. Add beaten eggs, covering base of pan. 3. Sprinkle with cheese and top with the ham slices. 4. Slide omelette out of pan onto a large chopping board. 5. Add thyme, roll up omelette with ham and cheese inside and cut diagonally into quarters. 6. Serve with salad garnish and cherry tomatoes. This article was downloaded from

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Hi Well what glorious sunshine we are having at the moment, a perfect opportunity to take 5 minutes away with a book into the garden. So this month I have decided to make a lovely plaited bookmark, why not have a go and show me your beautiful creations, by sending me a picture to, you will be entered into a competition to win a Hobbycraft voucher, the winning entry will be featured in the next edition.

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Charity golf day raises £40,000 for CAFT

Local children’s charity, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, has its amazing supporters to thank for raising a record breaking £40,000 at their 18th Annual Golf Day which was held at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa on Thursday 3rd May. 29 teams had a fantastic day of golÞng at the prestigious club followed by a fun prize-giving dinner in the evening hosted by the man behind Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Mark Boler. The corporate community came together to support the event to make it a huge success, with companies paying £100 each to become hole sponsors. The day teed off with a hearty lunch in the club before the teams took to the course for a wonderful afternoon of golf - where the golfers were kept entertained with a number of fun competitions such as Nearest The Pin, On The Green In One and the Longest Drive. There was also the opportunity to take on PGA professionals in Beat The Pro – the winner of which (Adrian Alves) went away a lesson plus a round of golf with the Mere Golf Academy. Events organiser at CAFT, Pippa Watton commented: “We were blown away to raise a record breaking amount this year, with proÞts ensuring we can provide free holidays at The ChildrenÕs Adventure Farm Trust, bringing fun and laughter to thousands of young children in need this year.” She added: “We really can’t thank our sponsors and golfers enough for making this possible.”

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Customers Reluctant To Cheque Out Payment options for British shoppers have never been more plentiful - or as complex - as they are today. Credit and debit cards, contactless cards, mobile wallets and now Pingit - technology innovations are coming thick and fast. But the latest research from Mintel reveals that despite all the advances in payment technology, consumers are hugely reluctant to give up on the humble chequebook. In fact two thirds of consumers believe that banks should be forced to continue to offer customers the option of having a chequebook. However it appears we are more reluctant to relinquish the idea than embrace the reality as consumers are keener on having the option than they are on actually using the service. An incredible 21% of the population have never even written a cheque and, in total, less than half have paid for anything by cheque within the last few months. Predictably, there’s a strong link between age and cheque use: some 52% of under-25s have never used a cheque, and a further quarter haven’t paid for anything by cheque within the last few months. Toby Clark, Mintel’s Head of Financial Services, says: “There’s a strong conservative streak among the British public, as confirmed by the the outcry and subsequent climbdown when banks tried to withdraw support for chequebooks. “But offering cheques costs banks money, and in the end, that costs all of us money. If people had to pay a little extra if they wanted to have the option of writing a cheque, I’m not sure that they’d still be as set on keeping that service going. “At the moment, consumers are mainly sticking to the tried and tested. Even people who have been issued with contactless cards are more likely than not to ignore the contactless feature. “However, Mintel’s research shows there’s also huge potential for change. There’s particularly strong interest in many of the features offered by mobile wallets. Payment providers need to prepare for a period of rapid change if they’re not to lose control of the customer relationship.” One of the reasons for people’s conservatism is an understandable fear that new payment methods could lead to greater levels of fraud. While 57% agree that they are worried about payment fraud, only 31% have actually been a victim of any kind of payment fraud in the last five years. Individually, the most common type of loss is card fraud with 14% having been a victim of this kind of theft. But it’s not just new payment technology that comes with security risks. When thefts of cash and losses as a result of being passed forged notes or coins are combined, the proportion of consumers who have been victims rivals that of card fraud - eight per cent have had cash stolen, and five per cent have lost money thanks to forgery. Clark adds: “The issue of payment fraud is absolutely central when it comes to convincing consumers to adopt new payment methods. Understandably, people are wary of any change to the status quo, but consumers’ fears are not always grounded in reality. “Notional threats associated with newer technology are often overplayed, while people are prepared to overlook very real security flaws in established payment technologies. But rational or not, these fears must be countered if new payment technology is to thrive.” This article was downloaded from

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Andreas AMMF Army – Next Big Challenge, Cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia! My name is Andrea and I run these little directories that you are reading, as many of you know I was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer in October 2015 called Cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile duct). This cancer has one of the worst survival rates of all cancers, much more research into finding an earlier way of diagnosing it is desperately needed. The AMMF is the UK’s only Cholangiocarcinoma Cancer Charity, dedicated to tackling this devastating cancer on all fronts: providing information and support, campaigning to raise awareness, and encouraging and supporting research. Over the last 2 years with the help of my friends, I have organized lots of varied fundraising events, from Charity Ladies Nights, to climbing The Three Peaks in the middle of winter, Firewalking and more recently (Feb18) my ultimate challenge of climbing the world’s largest free-standing mountain Mount Kilimanjaro! On February the 23rd 2018, myself and some of AndreasAMMFArmy reached the summit (19,441 feet!). People and businesses have been so generous with their support, and all together so far, we have raised over a whopping £28,000! February 2019 is my next big mission – To cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia with some of my Kilimanjaro team and the new recruits to AndreasAMMFArmy, making us a strong team of 18 including my 16-year-old daughter Amelia. We will all be self-funding our places so 100% of funds raised will go directly to the charity. This will be a massive challenge for us all, as some of us don’t even own a bike yet! Many of my team have also been affected by cancer and have lost loved ones and wish to help me raise awareness and much needed funds for the AMMF cancer charity. Introducing my Vietnam-Cambodia Team!

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