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Dental Implants

What are dental implants? Most dental implants are made from titanium or titanium alloy, materials that have been shown over many years to be well tolerated by human bone. There are numerous types of implant systems available and, when competently used, they all deliver a highly reliable form of treatment to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is a substitute for a natural root and is screwed in to the jaw bone. The implant is used to support one or more false teeth and have success rates of survival of 96%. Are implants safe and how long will they last? Implants have been placed for 40 years and are a well established, tried and tested treatment. Once the implants and surrounding soft tissue are seen to be healthy and the new teeth are comfortable and correctly adjusted to your bite, it is the quality of your home care and willingness to come back for regular maintenance reviews that will have influence on how long they will last. Well maintained implants placed in adequate bone by specially trained dentists to place dental implants can be expected to last for many years. What can Dental Implants Do? • Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth. • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture or full denture. • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable. Am I a candidate for implants? Implant patients are of all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. You will first require a detailed consultation and you will be expected to answer detailed questions concerning your medical history and previous dental history. A full examination of your mouth and remaining teeth will be undertaken. If you have good general health then dental implants will almost certainly be successful. Habits such as heavy drinking and smoking can increase the number of problems associated with initial healing and maintenance. Certain complicated medical problems could preclude you from having the dental implant treatment. Additional surgical procedures may be required if you have lost a considerable amount of bone over the years from gum or periodontal disease. Do implants Hurt? Placing the implant is done in a small operation. This can be done using a simple local anaesthetic, and sometimes with sedation if you are very nervous. You will not feel any pain at the time but you may feel some discomfort for a few days following the surgery. This is usually due to having stitches, and the normal healing process. How do I look after my implant? For most implant-supported teeth,you will be able to clean around them by brushing and flossing in the same manner you would around natural teeth. In some cases, special floss, interdental brushes and other cleaning aids may be needed to maintain good oral hygiene. Eternal Smile Studio Brickfields Dental Care First Floor 10 Brickfield Road South Woodham Ferrers Essex CM3 5XB



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by Sarah Perry One of natures best kept secrets is rose. Not only is it considered a symbol of love but it can do wonders for your skin. Rose can be extracted to create an essential oil or floral water. Here are a few properties belonging to rose oil: Anti-inflammatory Bactericidal Helps treat scar tissue Purifying Nourishing All aromatherapy oils also have emotional or therapeutic properties; rose can be used in aromatherapy to treat: Depression PMT Nervousness Insomnia Stress Rose based products can be used by any skin type but is most beneficial for: mature, dry or sensitive skin. I recommend the ‘reverse’ range by face. It’s rose based and is suitable for all skin types particularly for those concerned with ageing.

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Foot Revival

You jam your feet into fashionable shoes, kick them around, stub their toes, ignore their nails and demand that they carry you around all day. No wonder they look a little worse for the wear. Luckily, there are plenty of simple, inexpensive tricks you can use to have your feet looking and feeling their best in no time at all. There are so many elements of everyday living that are absolutely torturous for your feet. Standing all day, too-small shoes, stuffy boots, and exposing them to the locker room floor at your local gym are examples of scenarios to which most women can relate. Feet are often taken for granted until they start to hurt and reject the burdens you place on them, so think of taking care of your feet now as an investment against problems in the future. If you’ve ever had a professional pedicure, you know how amazing it feels to have your feet taken care of: soaking, exfoliation, moisturizing and maybe even massage. Going for a regular pedicure is a great way to look after your feet and you can also recreate this experience at home with only a small investment of time, money, and resources. Begin by removing any old nail polish with a remover-soaked cotton pad and then soaking your feet in a tub of relaxing, hot water. Throw in some bath or Epsom salts to increase the pleasant feeling. If you have a home foot bath with bubbles or jets, that’s even better. Soak for at least five to ten minutes; the heat will promote blood circulation in your feet and soften your skin and you can use the time to read, watch television or just lean back and relax. When you’re done soaking, use a small brush to buff one foot at a time, removing dead skin and softening your feet. Let each foot go back into the water after you’ve finished brushing. You can also use foot scrub to further soften any rough spots like your heels or the sides of your toes. When you’ve massaged the scrub into your feet, take a pumice stone to finish off any lingering rough skin. This is a great tool, so take your time and rinse your feet when you’re done.


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Feeling good by now? There’s more. Remove your feet from the water and dry them with a soft towel. Rub your feet with some of your favorite lotion. A peppermint lotion may be particularly soothing and relaxing, especially if you have willing partner to handle this step for you. Either way, it feels great! After you’ve finished massaging your feet, it’s time to add a little style. Trim and shape your nails with clippers and a file, and then use a cuticle stick to gently push back your supple cuticles. If you have a cuticle trimmer, you may want to scale away excess cuticle skin, although it’s imperative to do this carefully to avoid damaging the cuticle. Once your cuticles are under control, you will want to even out the surface of your nail by applying a clear or opaque base coat. This will help hide any ridges or lumpy areas that might show up if you applied nail colour directly to the affected area. It will also stop the nail colour from staining the nails. When the base coat is dry, add a coat of your favorite nail colour. Choose something soft and light for a conservative look or something bold and daring for more flair. Whatever your choice, it’s a good idea to apply several coats to improve the durability of your finish. Clean up any messy areas as you go, using a small cloth or cotton wool dipped in nail polish remover to dissolve stains that may have been deposited around the edges of your toe nail. An additional coat of clear sealer or top coat will prevent chips and scuff marks from harming your pedicure masterpiece. That’s it! You’re ready to strap on a pair of open-toe sandals or to pad around the house in your bare, and very fashionable, flattering feet. Looking pretty is one element of great feet. The other part is keeping your feet healthy. Wear supportive, well-fitted shoes, wash and dry your feet carefully to avoid fungal and bacterial problems, and mention any significant problems, such as cuts and scrapes on your feet not healing well as that could indicate a more serious problem such as diabetes.


Goals are Great! But they wont make you happy!

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I personally have set goals regularly for the past five years and I mean really set them. You know, write them down, make sure they tick all the boxes (in Unique Results case using the C.R.E.A.T.E formula) and reviewed them regularly. I can honestly say achieving a goal has never ‘made me happy’ also NOT achieving a goal (as discussed in my previous blog) has never ‘made me unhappy’ and to think that they will is fundamentally misunderstanding what the process of goal setting is all about.

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Philosophers, teachers and thinkers throughout time have said this or something very similar – ‘There is no way to happiness –happiness is the way’ in other words (and this is severely paraphrasing as I have read whole books on this subject). Don’t go looking for outside events, material possessions, other people, a certain weight on the scales, a certain weight on your benchpress, a certain marathon time or a certain job to ‘make you happy’ it just wont happen, or at least not for more than about 10 minutes! You can CHOOSE to be happy now, you don’t need to achieve anything or set any goals or conditions to give yourself that gift. The true purpose of setting goals was alluded to in my previous blog. It is the action of progressively pursuing a worthy ideal, and that will be different for each of us. It is setting in motion a vision, then a plan, then actions over an agreed period to manifest that vision in the physical world. We stretch ourselves, challenge ourselves to become more and as a result we LEARN. As we learn, we grow and our thinking and belief moves onto the next level allowing us to progress and learn yet more. Setting goals is fantastic and can help you get fitter, lighter, faster, richer or even a better car. Don’t be fooled into believing that having any of these things alone will ‘make you happy’. A great friend of mine, Mark Davies said something very powerful to me last week ‘A car is just a car’ and so it is.


The iPad 2


The Verdict The new iPad 2 is much faster, lighter, thinner and better than the original iPad design. This piece of kit is a great addition to everyone old and young. If your looking to surf the net, read a book, listen to music, look at pictures or play some games, the iPad2 has it all! The Price Prices start from £399 for 16G iPad2 The Good • Thinner and lighter than the ipad1 • Zillions of apps available • Very easy to use • Both front and rear cameras • Loads of great accessories • Loads of fun The Bad • There’s no Flash support • Some tasks are fiddly and take time • Can be difficult to transfer/sync non-iTunes content The iPad 2 is available in white or black and it also has the much needed cameras which are on both sides. This touch screen tablet is pretty simple to use and if you have used an iPhone or iPod touch, the iPad 2 will feel very familiar. A round button at the bottom of the screen always brings you back to the home screen, and the main menu consists of lots of icons to press to use the various features and apps. With just a few presses of your finger tips you can be reading a book, sending an email or playing a game. Accessories for the iPad 2 are vast including some great wireless bluetooth keyboards that double as a cover for the tablet. They can turn a toy into a tool and make things like sending emails or more serious writing as simple as using a normal laptop. For all the games junkies there is so much to choose from - puzzles, sports games, board games and there are tons of apps for budding musicians and everything in between. Many apps are free or at least have a taster to try for free and then they are often just a few pounds to buy which is great. Many of the iPhone apps will work on the iPad 2, just with a smaller screen feature. Things like the Photo Booth and FaceTime is also included on the iPad 2 and you can shoot videos with either the front or rear cameras on the iPad 2, but only the rear one takes decent shots. The back camera shoots 720p video, and the quality is quite good. The iMovie app lets you edit your movies. As with all types of phones and tablets a case really protects what you have and will stop breakages. The smart cases are really cool and many of the cases available just add to the cool look of the iPad 2.


Tomorrow’s Talent Theatre School Tomorrow’s Talent is an independent theatre school for children aged 3 to 18, offering a unique opportunity to develop their skills in all aspects of performing arts, whether they love to sing, dance or act. The award winning school runs classes taught by industry professionals who provide expert training in the art of performance as well as helping to build confidence and social skills. Acting, dancing and singing is taught in equal measure as the team firmly believe in the ‘triple threat’ ethos. Classes take place at weekends during term time in Little Waltham, with additional specialised workshops held during summer holidays. Recent West End guest tutors include the Musical Director of Les Miserables, the Dance Captain of Oliver and leading actors from top West End shows. At the end of each summer term the students present shows at the Cramphorn and Civic Theatres which have proved to be critically acclaimed events in the local arts calendar. Recently you may have seen the Tomorrow’s Talent seniors who were finalists on BBC1’s Comic Relief Does Glee in a piece choreographed by Principal Gavin Wilkinson. Principal Gavin is originally from Chelmsford and has appeared in several West End shows including West Side Story, Mamma Mia, Our House, The Lord of the Rings and the film version of The Phantom of the Opera. He has taught at a number of the UK’s leading Drama Schools and held professional workshops at Pineapple studios. Tomorrow’s Talent Agency Tomorrow’s Talent Agency represents young performers in TV, Film, Theatre, Commercials and other areas of the entertainment industry. Recent roles secured by students include Oliver, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Snowman (West End), Eastenders (BBC), The Woman In Black (Feature film), and numerous high profile commercial campaigns. Diary dates 29th June to 1st July: Meet Gavin and the team at the 3Foot People Festival in Central Park where they will be holding fun performing arts workshops for pre-school children. 20th to 23rd July: OUR HOUSE, Civic Theatre. The hit West End musical featuring the songs of Madness. Box office: 01245 606 505 9th to 19th August: Summer Schools For Junior and Senior students presenting excerpts from the hit shows Chicago, Mamma Mia! and Grease. See website for further details. 10th / 11th September: First day of autumn term. Free trial session for new students. Tel: 01245 200555

Living Article

New Homes erected on Wallasea Island.

Essex Boatyards, based on Wallasea Island near Rochford, usually deal in luxurious floating ‘home-from-homes’, but this week saw them providing new homes of a different kind, for barn owls, with the assistance of the RSPB’s Wild Coast Project. As David Barke, proprietor of this family business, points out “Wallasea Island has very few trees, and most of those there grow around the boatyard at the Essex Marina. We help the birds that use trees to roost and nest by planting new trees and by providing nestboxes to help them build a home and make their struggle for survival that bit easier.” Two of the new boxes supplied are unusual and especially for barn owls, numbers of which have declined due in part to loss of nesting areas, but also changes in hunting and feeding habitats. However, it may take a while for the owls to move in – birds are notorious for not being able to recognise a good home when us bird-lovers put them up ! Barn owls, whose ghostly appearance, silent flight and banshee-like screech at dawn and dusk that contribute to the local parish’s tales of the supernatural, may use the new nestboxes to breed, but may also roost in them out of the breeding season when they take shelter from wet conditions. Unlike many birds their feathers are not waterproof and they struggle to keep warm, though their large number of downy feathers gives them a rounded appearance. Although owls are not a common sight, visitors to Wallasea Island’s Wild Coast may also be lucky enough to see short-eared owls at this time of year, as they hunt in daylight along the grassy margins of the seawall and the ditches. Both owls live on mice, shrews and rats and join a variety of hunting birds of prey visible from the seawalls around the island. For more information and the latest news of the RSPB project look on or contact Hilary Hunter on 07702 779361.


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Sirlion of pork on garlic mash with lemon carrots by Joris Larigaldie

Ingredients (serves 4) For the pork: 600g pork sirloin, trimmed Bunch of parsley 100g fine breadcrumbs 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard

For the garlic mash: 600g good mashing potatoes 3 cloves of garlic 100g butter 50cl milk Pinch of nutmeg

For the lemon carrots: 200g carrots 100g butter 1 lemon

Peel the potatoes and cut into evenly sliced chunks. Place in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil with the garlic for about 20 minutes until cooked. Once cooked, drain and return to the pan. Add the butter, milk, nutmeg and mash. . Peel the carrots and finely slice at an angle (if your knife skills allow, if not straight is fine). Place in a saucepan with the butter. Quarter the lemon, squeeze over the carrots and add to the pan. Cook on a low heat for half an hour until the carrots are tender. Trim and season the meat with a little salt and pepper and cut the sirloin into portions. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan, and sear the pork evenly. Allow to cool. Strip the leaves from the parsley stalks and mix with the breadcrumbs. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Once the meat has cooled a bit, brush with mustard and roll in breadcrumb mixture. Place on a baking tray and cook for 15 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 175 degrees (adjust cooking time depending on oven and how well done you like your meat, this time is for slightly pink pork). Once cooked, slice each portion into four and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes. Serve with a nice onion gravy or Madeira sauce.


“Powering the way to a brighter future”

The strangest news story going around in these cash-strapped times is that the UK is experiencing something of an unseemly consumer rush on light bulbs. Yes, light bulbs of all things. The old incandescent filament-style bulbs are selling out in their hundreds, leaving shelves empty all over the country. Why? Well, it’s because they’ve been banned. The brightest 100 watt ones are going first, to be followed by all the other wattages (60 watt is my favorite, but then I’m a bit of a traditionalist) over the next three years to 2012. The ban prevents the manufacture and import of incandescent bulbs into the EU but not the sale of existing stocks. It’s all part of moves by the European Union to protect the environment. Their new regulations have set minimum energy efficiency targets for bulbs, meaning that the old-fashioned filament sort is out, and we’re going to have the modern energy-efficient variety. The EU claims that this legislation will save the rough equivalent of the energy consumption of Romania. There are many concerns being raised by various groups of disabled people, who say that the demise of the humble incandescent bulb will adversely affect them - from partially sighted people who rely on the brightness of 100 watt bulbs, which cannot be equaled with the energy-efficient alternatives, to those with conditions such as epilepsy, migraines and lupus, where it’s claimed that the more modern bulbs can worsen their symptoms. At The Electrical Shop we still carry stock of most incandescent bulbs and as the major retailers have dropped them from their ranges we have easy access to the huge stock piles that were made prior to the ban. We also have alternatives to the normal energy saving fluorescent lamps which many people dis-like. These come in the form of halogen lamps being fitted in normal bulbs and are a great if not better alternative to the incandescent bulb. If you have questions regarding the above subject please feel free to pop in we will be more than happy to advise you and recommend the right products for your needs

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The Best of British Foie Gras of the Sea!


For this feature Chef Richard from Mustard prepared something a little different... Pan-fried monkfish liver. This dish is right in season and is a real treat. It is often referred to as le foie gras de la mer - the foie gras of the sea! The similarity between these two includes: the same pale orangey pink colour, same soft texture, same peculiar earthy flavour and the same sweetness, although monkfish liver can be a little bit sharper to the taste. It is also the perfect substitute to those who dislike the thought of foie gras because of the way it is made. Monkfish liver turns out to taste very much like cod liver, just a tad more subtly flavoured, and is extremely enjoyable on the a warm and crispy slice of bread, topped with just a squeeze of lemon and a grind of pepper. Monkfish are known variously as the goosefish, anglerfish, or "allmouth". They are large, ugly, bottom-dwelling fish found in the coastal Atlantic area and its size is up to about three feet. There is also a European version, L. piscatorius, that can be found in northern European waters, especially near the Shetland Islands. Both types are very popular, but the monkfish liver is much less popular. There are three parts of the monkfish that can be eaten the tail, cheeks and its liver. The meat from the tail is delicious and is well used in restaurant and at home, the cheeks are great in curry or fish stew as they hold up well when cooked for some time. The liver of monkfish, known as ankimo, is considered a delicacy in Japan and is usually served as sashimi. The dish served was Pan-fried monkfish liver on toast with caper butter sauce and a salad of cured salmon and cockles. This dish was definitely something I hadn’t tried before. The taste was not quite how I expected... the taste was nice and worked well with the toast, capers and the salmon salad. I also had a home made tartar sauce that really softened the flavour and balanced the dish. Overall, something different – which was quite good. I think it would make a great starter and something to try, particularly if you like foie gras! We also tried some other new dishes including a pigeon salad and a spinage and brie rosti. The vegetarian rosti has just come onto the menu was very tasty and was served with sauté courgettes and leeks finished with an orange and honey dressing. Visit for full menus and other events Sponsored by:-

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Restaurant Review

Charlie Choy’s

The restaurant Charlie Choy's, taking its inspiration from the regal foods of Asia and beyond, unites the rich cultures of Asia and Europe to bring the diner a unique concept. They produce all of their dishes in house using the finest ingredients available. Indian, Chinese, Thai and European are all freshly cooked before your very eyes! Charlie Choy's Chelmsford opened in December 2010, after the success of the Woking and Southend-on-Sea branch. Catering for all styles of diners, not only is the restaurant ideal for parties and events, but the restaurant is also perfect for families or a casual meal for two.

They specialise in providing homemade food, like salads, starters, main course, desserts, and customised CHINESEandJAPANESE ITALIAN MEXIC dishes by Chinese and Italian live stations, where you chooseINDIAN your ingredients the chefs cook your dish. In total there are more than 80 varieties of dishes. The bar provides a range of drinks inspired by Charlie Choy’s travels around the world. To eat at Charlie Choy's really couldn’t be simpler, just visit the buffet/kitchen area, pick up a plate and choose from the vast array of dishes. You can come back as often as you like and sample the many dishes. We had been recommended by a few of the readers to try out this restaurant and we were very pleased! The selection of food is great, with a really big choice of different styles and flavours, the service was attentive and the wine selection was nice and varied sensibly by style and price. Our Ratings: The Verdict – Outstanding | Excellent | Good | Average | Poor Food: Excellent – The food for the buffet was very good, with plenty of choice for everyone. Décor: Good – The newly opened restaurant has a nice warm feel to it. Service: Good/Excellent – With a buffet style dining you pretty much help yourself, but all staff at the restaurant are very helpful and friendly. Value: Excellent – Prices are around £14.00 which includes as much as you like from the buffet service.

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When not doing her creative work, Kitty enjoys teaching art to adults part time, and provides children’s workshops. She graduated in Illustration from the University of Brighton, following it up, in 2008, with an MA in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She gained a distinction, and was one of twelve students whose work was selected to represent the university at an exhibition in Korea – something she is very proud of. Since moving to Essex in 2005, she has exhibited her work regularly, both locally and nationally, and is now a resident artist at Interior Angle Art Design Gallery here in Chelmsford. “I do enjoy showing my work’ says Kitty, “Seeing people’s reactions gives me a great deal of pleasure – even if it’s not really their cup of tea! And sometimes people tell me they still think about a piece of my work, months after they have seen it. That is very satisfying, to know that my work has touched them in some way, and made them wonder, or smile.” Contact details: Email: Phone: 01702 308603 Mobile: 07504 112659 Address: 120 Wenham Drive, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, SS0 9BL Website:

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I’ve just returned from France with a suitcase full of coat hangers and paint. I had good reason to bring these items back and am not wasting words on why I did so, but I admit, I thought myself mildly eccentric. Until that is, I received a press release from Virgin Atlantic telling me of the weird things people carry in their suitcases on their travels. These include a pet tarantula hidden in a lady’s coat at JFK airport. A dead cow wrapped in plastic at JFK airport. A bag of cutlery previously stolen from a Virgin Atlantic flight at Delhi airport. A couple who fell in love on the island of Grenada decided to try and check in a bag full of sand, sea and water as a memory from the island they met and fell in love on. And a bag of soil and coconut trees at Grenada airport. I must admit I find the last one rather endearing.

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What goes in a suitcase tells as much about a person as what sort of suitcase they have. I have always favored the carpet bag Mary Poppins variety where you get a lot more in that you expect, it squishes into all sorts of shapes and it effectively doubles as a pillow (very handy when you have a toddler or young child in tow who wants a quick snooze). My Mary Poppins fell to bits out of so much use after fifteen years, so I now have a Berghaus which is easily portable and has lots of hidden pockets, can hold more than it looks and is quite solid and understated. But it has a soft side. My arms have always been toned thanks to my reluctance to get anything trolly like for luggage but I gave in to the Berghause because it was on sale and my son uses it as well and he likes to pull rather than hold. In my experience those travellers who buy Samsonite always over anticipate danger and are quite rigid in their travel plans. As a result the luggage is waiting to be battered to pieces by the baggage holders and it’s unnecessarily heavy. And anything designer is ridiculous. Sorry it is. Louis Vuitton luggage was utterly naff even before the WAGS got hold of it. In my (lowly) opinion, the people who have designer luggage are as ridiculous as their labels. It is one step too far for image. All it says about a person is that they have too much money and little imagination about what to do with it. Or that they have friends or colleagues who have bought it for them, who have little imagination. Designer luggage carries the person, not the other way round. You look at the luggage and then at the person but not in a positive way. Impractical and pretentious, the bag either has nothing in it, or far too much so the zip bursts. Usually those who have designer luggage, also have someone who does their packing for them. Or they would like someone else to do their packing for them. Anyone who leaves or puts stickers on their luggage unless they are under ten is also naff. Hand luggage has also taken on a new dimension. Men have man bags which are really glorified satchels or brief cases which are passé. Or they have iPad holders or apple mac holders. Then for the hardened travellers you have the ruck sack. The small trendy ruck sack for the on the go business woman and businessman, (my other bag is a huge ruck sack trekking through the Amazon variety) to the huge ruck sack ‘I’m trekking through the Amazon variety carried by people you immediately want to ask ‘where are you going’?

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Wedding favours are small gifts given to guests as a token of appreciation from the Bride and Groom on their Wedding Day – they are usually given out at the Wedding Reception, and often form part of the table decorations. The tradition of giving wedding favours goes back many years: it is thought the first wedding favour was the ‘Bomboniere’- a small trinket box made of porcelain or crystal. These were limited to the European Upper Classes, and usually contained sugar or confectionery which symbolised wealth and royalty. Over time, bombonieres were replaced with 5 almonds to signify Health, Wealth, Happiness, Fertility and Long Life. In the 13th Century sugar coated almonds or Confetti, were introduced, which are still popular today. These days, the gifts given to Wedding guests are known as Wedding Favours, and the tradition is popular among a wide variety of cultures worldwide. The huge range of options now available means that although many couples may choose the traditional almond favour, those who are looking for more unusual wedding favours are sure to find something suitable. There are hundreds of different favours you can give to your guest such as chocolate, sweets, disposable cameras, a pack of cards, bubbles, mini bottles of alcohol, games, jokes, scratch cards, pens, key rings, matchbooks, candles or bath bombs - the list is endless. You could make your favours that little bit more special and personalised by having them engraved with you names and the date of the wedding on the items. How you can package your items can be just as effective as the item itself. You can go for simple items like a decorative box or an organza bag in the same colour as your theme. you could make the box a bit different with a pattern printed on to the box or a certain design laser cut into it. You can now get plastic shaped boxes like a heart for example to put your favours in. There are many different designs for children as well like a teddy bear plastic holder or a mini lip glosses in the shape of an ice cream tub. You could also put together a little activity pack full of puzzles, colouring in and jokes to make sure they are kept entertained.


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It has been over a month now since a powerful magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan. The confirmed death toll is over 13,000 and continues to rise. In the midst of all the horror stories are occasional heroic tales of survival and rescue. One of the most fascinating is that of Susumu Sugawara. The 64-year-old Sugawara is the owner-operator of a small boat named "Sunflower." After the massive earthquake and in view of the tsunami warnings being broadcast, he had to make a quick decision. Should he head for high ground on his island of Oshima? Should he put his boat to sea and try to ride out the fury? He choose to launch his boat and head for deep water offshore. "I knew if I didn't save my boat," he told a CNN reporter, "my island would be isolated and in trouble." So he ran to his 42-year-old craft that can hold about 20 people at a time and went full-throttle toward the deadly waves that would kill people whose names and faces he knew. Then he saw the wall of water. Accustomed to waves ten to twelve feet high, this one was fully 50 to 60 feet high. Sugawara knew that he and his boat could easily wind up at the bottom of the sea. He drove straight for it - "climbing the wave like a mountain," as he put it. And the mountain seemed only to grow bigger and bigger. There was a huge crash of water over him. Only then could he see the horizon. He had survived! Sugawara made his way back to his now-devastated Oshima. For the month since, he has been a lifeline by making hourly trips to the mainland to ferry people and supplies. If people can help pay for gasoline, he accepts money. If they have lost everything and can pay nothing, he still welcomes them aboard. I’m no sailor or boat captain. I don’t know if the Japanese captain made the reasonable and right decision on that fateful day. I can only report and rejoice at the outcome. He lived through the ordeal and is helping others with a sense of sensitivity to their suffering the rest of us can only admire from a distance. Here is the lesson from this story for me: Against my hesitation and fear, it makes more sense to ride into the teeth of life’s challenges than to run away. There is a cash-flow crisis. There is an unexpected problem with a product. A major supplier has failed, or a major customer has bailed. Some executives kick into denial mode or ball up in a fetal position. Their companies fail. Leaders steer right into the problem and act with integrity to name and face the problem. Or maybe the problem is far more serious. A spouse says the marriage is over. The police or hospital calls with a parent’s worst nightmare about an arrest or accident. Maybe you get a diagnosis that sounds like a death sentence. Do you run and hide? Self-medicate with drugs or alcohol? Or do you steer into the teeth of the storm and pray for courage you have never had to display before?


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The Competition Win a year’s free membership* at Gymophobics worth over £400 That is right ladies; you have the chance to win a one year free membership at Gymophobics in Chelmsford. Gymophobics is the original ladies only 30 minute workout founded by Donna Hubbard back in 2003. Since then literally thousands of women of all ages, shapes and sizes have discovered that it really is easy to lose weight and inches by exercising for just 30 minutes two to three times each week. Gymophobics is now a national brand and the Chelmsford branch opened in June 2010 and is undoubtedly one of the finest Gymophobics in the group. The beautiful double fronted ground floor premises are situated in Rainsford Road at the heart of the shopping area. Since opening hundreds of women have signed up and are enjoying the Gymophobics difference. For further information please call 01245 690797 or visit 1. Ladies only – all ages from 18 – 80+ 2. Sessions take just 30 minutes 3. Expect amazing results with Gymophobics unique Resisted Tension (TM) workout 4. You will get VIP attention on every visit 5. It's a friendly, social environment 6. Our 'Air' resistance circuit makes exercise easy & fun 7. There is no embarrassment – no showers or mirrors to negotiate 8. It's not intimidating–other members will be just like you 9. Our appointment system ensures no waiting around 10. We are half the cost of most major health clubs For your chance to win a one year free membership*, simply answer the following question: How long is a workout at Gymophobics? Then send your name, address and telephone number to: Gymophobics Reader Competition, 7 – 13 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PZ or email In the case of a tie break tell us in no more than 25 words why you should win a one year free membership at Gymophobics. *No cash alternative is available. The free membership is only valid at Gymophobics Chelmsford. The winner will be contacted by telephone before 1st July 2011. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. All runners up will be offered a free trial at Gymophobics Chelmsford.


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Traffic lights were in use before there were motorcars Traffic lights were used before the advent of the motorcar. In 1868, British railroad signal engineer J P Knight invented the first traffic light, a lantern with red and green signals. It was installed at the intersection of George and Bridge Streets in front of the the British House of Commons to control the flow of horse buggies and pedestrians. Motorcars were introduced to the US in the late 1890s and the need for traffic control soon became obvious. A number of people came up with ideas for traffic control. In 1910, Earnest Sirrine of Chicago, Illinois filed for a patent (no 976,939) for what is considered the first automatic street traffic system, using non illuminated words STOP and PROCEED. In 1912, Lester Wire of Salt Lake City, Utah invented an electric traffic light that used red and green lights. However, he did not apply for a patent. The next year, James Hoge received patent no 1,251,666 for a manually controlled traffic light system using electric lights. It was installed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914, displaying the words STOP and MOVE. The first traffic light system to use red and green lights were patented by William Ghiglieri of San Francisco, California in 1917 (patented no 1,224,632). His design could be operated manually or in automatic. The amber light was added in 1920 by William Potts, a Detroit policeman. He actually invented several traffic light systems, including the overhang four-way system, but did not apply for patents. The first person to apply for a patent to produce inexpensive traffic lights was Garrett Morgan, who received his patent in 1923

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