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Hi there, Welcome to our July edition Summer is here! As I'm writing this it seems that the Sun is tempted to put it's hat on but we've not quite had the start to the season that we were blessed with last year. However call me optimistic, or daft but I'm sure the sunshine is just round the corner. In the spirit of Summer hope, the Dress Doctor, Stephanie Witt has given us an article this month helping men pick out the perfect accessories to enjoy the heat in. The recipe this month is a must read. I personally can't wait to get the whisk out and give this ice cream a go. I know raspberry ripple is a bit of an old flavour but it will always be a classic in my eyes and one of my favourites! Sadly we couldn't predict the Women's world cup enough to right an article about it that would be relevant during circulation but all of us here are wishing the England ladies team the best of luck, I really have enjoyed watching them get through the group stages. We have an article this month loosely linked in the name

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SPRING SUMMER 2019 MENS WEAR ACCESSORIES TREND

The rules I play by when selecting my menswear accessories all come back to two pointers: Is it luxurious and does it have a function? It is really important to spend just that little bit more to ensure that the leather on that satchel is supple or the material holding your coins is the real deal. Buy just a few key embellishments to jazz up your wardrobe, but make each one stand out and add a dose of something special. Read on to see Dress Doctor’s pick of what needs to pop:

The Timepiece Choose to be free from the screen of your smartphone and do like your ancestors and opt for a stand out watch. Use your watch for its functionality and its style status. You can go bright, chunky and sporty or minimal and paired back to sit well with any ensemble. My favourite type is the skeleton watch that shows the workings with cogs a plenty on the outside.

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BLACK EYED SUSAN You might not know its name, but you are probably familiar with the Rudbeckia. A late summer perennial daisy. It's sometimes called Coneflower or Black-eyed Susan. It flowers from early August to late September and I find it a valuable addition to the late summer garden. It does particularly well in full sun in rich, well-drained soil. You can sow them as annuals indoors in spring to set out after frost or plant as perennials in spring or autumn. Divide every 3 to 4 years and deadhead to avoid self-seeding, though personally I see self-seeding as a bonus trait in a plant! Mildew can be an issue on the foliage but can be avoided if you don't overcrowd the plants. Watch the young foliage because slugs and snails find it tasty. Once the plants are established this isn't a problem. Rudbeckia ‘Golden compass’ produces masses of classic bright yellow and black Rudbeckia flowers on a bushy plant. It grows up to 70cm in height and can be grown from seed as a half-hardy annual or a short-lived hardy perennial. Rudbeckia fulgida is the classic ‘Black-eyed Susan’, with sunflower-yellow flowers and a very black central cone. It does better in damper ground than many of the varieties so choose this one if your garden is less welldrained.

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THE WOMEN OF WIMBLEDON Home-grown champions from the past The Championships, Wimbledon is the most famous tennis event in the British sporting calendar. It was first contested in 1877 and played on outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) in the Wimbledon suburb of London, United Kingdom. The Ladies' Singles tournament began in 1884, and the women's game has developed massively over the last century. We are all familiar with the incredible Williams sisters, but our own Nation has a pretty impressive history in the Women's singles, which is often overlooked by the British media. Dorothy Round Little won her first title in 1934 — the same year as her British male counterpart Fred Perry also won his first. She won her second Wimbledon title at age 29 in 1937. A devout Christian, she often refused to play on Sundays. She published two books, Modern Lawn Tennis and Tennis For Girls. After her retirement in 1939 she worked as a coach, journalist, and president of the Worcester Lawn Tennis Club. Florence Angela Margaret Mortimer Barrett beat another English player Christine Truman Janes to become Wimbledon's women's singles champion in 1961. She was aged 29 and partially deaf. Ann Haydon-Jones had already won the French Open and U.S. Open twice before winning Wimbledon in 1969. She first showed her talent as a young girl. Her father was a table tennis champion and he encouraged her competitive spirit. She played the famous Billie Jean King several times but never beat her until her win at Wimbledon. Haydon-Jones was also the first

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MEET Escape Rooms are becoming very popular in the UK and we are very proud to bring the first Escape Rooms to Basildon. Escape Rooms are suitable for Adults and for Children aged 8+. An escape room, also known as an “escape game”, is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms. Escape rooms are inspired by “escape-the-room”–style video games. Games are set in a variety of fictional locations, such as prison cells, dungeons, and space stations, and usually the various puzzles and riddles themselves follow the theme of the room. At Escape Basildon we have two rooms currently that can host a total of 14 people. The larger of the two rooms, Overthrone has a medieval theme and like both rooms, benefits from amazing decor and props. The Magic Emporium can host upto 6 people at one time and puts you in a shopping street in the wizard world. Our rooms can cater for families with children as young as 8 and one of our rooms is also wheelchair accessible. We look forward to welcoming you to Escape Basildon, which is NOW OPEN.

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