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We l c o m e to the February 2018 issue of  Morningside Messenger  Dear Resident,    I have just read that in 54 days, 5 hours and 33 mins it will be the first day of Spring.  As much as I  don’t want to wish my  me away, I will be mighty glad to welcome the lighter nights and                   hopefully, nicer weather!    If like me  you have a compiled list of jobs for the house and garden, I hope you will ponder the  magazine and allow some of out adver sers to take the strain of  that list.  If not, enjoy the                 ar cles of interest.      I’m delighted to welcome to the magazine a new hearing clinic in Morningside called ‘Hear Here.’   It’s a pre y clever name if you ask me!  See advert on page 39 and  there is more informa on  about them on our website.     If you engage the services of one of our adver sers, please do let them know that you got their  details from the magazine. Alterna vely, if you are interested in growing your business in the  EH10 area, you can do so for as li le as £20.  Please get in touch using the details below.   

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CONTENTS   Movie ~ By David Tibbs……………………………..…...…………………………………………….  Recipe ~ Perfect Pancakes……….…………...……………………………………………………..  Health—How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep ~ By Alison Runham………….……….  Community News…………………………………………………………………………………………..  Residents Recommend……………………………………………………….………………...………  Travel—Beijing Temple of Heaven ~ By Solange Hando………………...……………..  Calm Blue ‐  Gut and Psychology (GAPS)  ~ By Nijen Aksel……………………...……  Gardening – By Pippa Greenwood………………………………….………...……...……..….  Index……………………………………………………………………………………………..…………..….  Useful Numbers………………………………………………….………………………………...…..….   

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By David Tibbs

MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES OF 2018 

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t’s always difficult trying to guess how a  THE INCREDIBLES 2 There is no right answer  film is going to turn out. Some mes my  to the ques on ‘what is the best Pixar film?’  most an cipated movie of the year turns  Wall‐E, Ratatouille, and Inside Out are all  out to leave me cold, kind of like what                 masterpieces. The wrong answer is Finding  happened with Blade Runner 2049 last year.  Nemo. My personal favourite is The Incredi‐ bles, Brad Bird’s tale of a family of superhe‐ It was good, I really liked it, but it wasn’t  what I’d built it up to be. On the other hand,  roes out to save a world in which they aren’t  films like Get Out and Call me by Your Name  wanted, and almost 15 years on we are finally  sit atop my end of year list and I knew almost  ge ng a sequel. Pixar don’t have a great  nothing about them before I sat in the thea‐ track record with sequels (except Toy Story,  tre. All of that is to say all the movies on this  but I try and pretend the Cars series doesn’t  list could end up being terrible, but here is  exist) but I can’t help but get excited to see  why I think they won’t be and you should try  the Parr family pull on their Edna Mode                  and check them out in 2018.  designed suits one more  me. The picks up   THE PHANTOM THREAD This has already  exactly where the first film leaves off and is  been released in the US to rave reviews, but  due for release on 13 July.  EARLY MAN This third spot could have gone  the hype for this film reached fever pitch  back in the autumn of 2017 when Daniel Day‐ to so many films. There is a new film by Barry  Lewis announced that he would be re ring as  Jenkins, the director of Moonlight, and                  an actor, marking this as his final perfor‐ poten ally a new Mar n Scorsese gangster  mance. Add to that this is his second collabo‐ flick. But 2018 is going to be a big year for  ra on with director Paul Thomas Anderson –  anima on, so I’m s cking with that. We are  the first being There Will be Blood, one of the  ge ng a new Muppets movie, The                         best received and one of personal favourite  Happy me Murders, and Wes Anderson is  films of the twenty‐first century – and you’ve  following up the amazing Fantas c Mr Fox  got me sold. I haven’t even spoken about the  with his animated feature Ilse of Dogs. But  story yet, in which DDL plays a high‐end dress  I’m backing Early Man to be my favourite. Set  maker in 1950s London who falls for a young  at the dawn of  me, it’s a stop mo on ani‐ waitress who soon becomes his muse and his  mated film by Nick Parks, the director of                lover. The best thing is we don’t have long to  every Wallace and Gromit film you ever loved  wait. Released 2 February.  and Chicken Run. That’s good enough for me.    8  

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Community News & What’s On  In and around Morningside   Morningside Parish Church    www.morningsideparishchurch.org.uk Revd Dr Derek Browning    As 2018 opens, our renova on and extension work has given us a brand new hall and 2 new  mee ng rooms for our use and that of the community, replacing the Cluny Centre which has  served us so well for many years.  You are most welcome to come and look around. The new  facili es will be formally dedicated by our Minister (currently Moderator) in March.  10.30 am: Morning Worship with choir and organ.  Children are most welcome.  They are                 involved in the first part of the service, then go through to Sunday Club or creche.    Baby and Toddler Group: meets Mondays and Wednesdays 10‐11.30 (from Wednesday 10  January).  Scottish Charity No: Coffee Morning: Wednesdays 10.00‐11.30 in the Braid Hall

For other events and information, see our website: www.morningsideparishchurch.org.uk Find us on Facebook: Morningside Parish Church of Scotland

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The Open Door   The Open Door latest  venture, 'Lets eat together' Sunday lunch,  which offers a        Sunday lunch for those  that are most socially isolated in the local  community has  received one years                funding from The Big Lo ery.   The project which started in June this  year has been a great success. Those that  have come along have stated that it has  "put the smile back into their  Sunday".   Dolina Gorman the fundraiser at the  Open Door stated that "the staff where  overwhelmed and delighted to receive  this support which will allow us to con n‐ ue to offer this special service. "  The lunch is held the first Sunday of each  month, If you would like to help by vol‐ unteering at the lunch or indeed coming  on the day please call The Open Door on  0131 447 0757 for more informa on.  

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Welcome to the February issue of the Morningside Messenger

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