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e simple to enter competition launched on 1st October 2012 and ran until the end of November. Dream Makeover Essex attracted 2,500 entries and captured the imagination of those seeking a new look or a revamp from a dream makeover worth £25,000 to each of the worthy winners. ese were reduced to a short list of 26. All the candidates were interviewed by Ash Parmar from Smile Design by Ash, Mr CT Pillai, founder of Advanced Vision Care and France Furlong from Perfect Skin. ree winners were chosen and treatments began. In an emotionally charged event, the audience of 200 gasped and tears fell when the winners were revealed at a stunning Gala event held at the Marriott Hotel in Waltham Abbey last month hosted by Jeff Brazier. eir stunning transformations where shared with the audience with pictures and video clips filmed along their transformation route – we bring you their emotion journeys… Most of us at some point, have visited Valentine’s Park and Mansion. e mansion reopened in February 2009 following extensive restoration works. Since then, the mansion has welcomed over 90,000 visitors. e mansion is on two floors: the old servants quarters are used as artists’ studios. Currently there are twelve artists who work in a range of media, from painting to fused glass and photography. Approximately three times a year, Open Studios are hosted which is also very popular. Visitors meet the artists and meander through their workshops. In addition, the artists have a yearly group show and sell unique handmade items in the mansion’s gift shop – we take a closer look at this hidden gem. Just five years ago a 10 acre derelict wasteland destined to become yet another building site until it was acquired by a “builder” who transformed it and created this bio-diverse, ecological park as part of an on-going nature conservation project. Now it’s simply nothing less than an Oasis for Wild life in the heart of Woodford. Redbridge Lakes has become a visiting spot for a number of rare species of birds. Almost 100 different species of birds have been spotted at the site and features have been put in place to help create the perfect environment for birds, mammals, insects and fish. In this article, we outline just a few of the many features that makes Redbridge Lakes one of the best kept secrets in Woodford. It is truly what we like to call a natural Oasis in the heart of suburbia. Enjoy your issue and we look forward to seeing you in May.

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WHAT’S ON VINTAGE TEA PARTIES AT GILWELL PARK Step back in time with our vintage tea parties, complete with freshly baked cakes, delicious sandwiches and scones. Ideal as a treat, or the perfect end to a day’s team building on-site. Traditional lawn games, such as croquet, also included. Call 0208 498 5300 or email Gilwell.conferences@scouts.org.uk THEYDON BOIS VILLAGE HALL PAMPER & SHOPPING EVENING FREE ENTRY TO ALL Pamper & Shopping evening friday 26/04/2013 7pm - 10pm eydon Bois village hall free entry to all Due to the success of previous events we are back by popular demand in a new venue. is exclusive event will have lots on offer Come along with family and friends for this great opportunity to purchase gifts or treat yourself all at very affordable prices have treatments without the need to book. ere will be much on offer including personalised gifts, jewellery, cosmetics, ladies and kids clothing, cupcakes, handmade items, handbags and accessories also treatments available no need to book.. Light refreshments ere will be a raffle on the evening in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, ladies gentlemen & children. are all welcome. free entry to all 7pm -10pm contact no 07773734436 Village Hall coppice row Theydon Bo, Essex CM16 7ER Friday 26 Apr 2013 SILKSCREEN PRINTING SATURDAY WORKSHOP A chance for beginners (and others) to explore silkscreen printing more extensively. Fee includes materials. Tutor: Anne Daniels. Held in the friendly atmosphere of Bedford House. To book a place call BHCA office or email office@b-h-c-a.org. For details of our day and evening classes visit www.b-h-c-a.org Organised by Buckhurst Hill Community Association, Registered Charity 301268 10.00am - 3.30pm Fee: £31.00 020 8504 6668 4 Westbury Road, Buckhurst Hill,

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IG9 5NW Essex IG9 5NW Saturday 27 Apr 2013 JAZZ JAM IN BUCKHURST HILL An open-mic jazz jam session for instrumentalists and vocalists, or just come along and listen to some great jazz! Featuring award-winning pianist Chris Neill (www.chrisneill.co.uk) leading the house band. If you are playing "Real Books" are available, or bring your own music if you prefer. Friendly, supportive atmosphere. Please see our website or call or text Keith on 07970 910080. Starts at 8.00pm every Sunday evening. Admission £3 Buckhurst Hill Sports and Social Club, 50 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill Essex IG9 5BY Sun 21 Apr, Sun 28 Apr, Sun 5 May, Sun 12 May, Sun 19 May, Sun 26 May www.jazzjam.co.uk ALDERSBROOK RIDING SCHOOL 40TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN DAY Aldersbrook Riding School is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and the newly surfaced indoor arena with a day of fun and games including: pony rides, Group Drill Ride to Music, e Olympic Legacy – Riding for All (hosted by an invited celebrity), Face Painting, Games, Refreshments, Bouncy Castle, Stalls, e Aldersbrook Story and Presentations. Aldersbrook Riding School, 12 Noon to 4pm, Entrance Free Everybody Welcome, Tel: 020 8530 4648 Empress Avenue, Aldersbrook London E12 5HW Sunday 21 Apr 2013 BARNARDS FARM - OPEN GARDEN FOR NGS 17 hectare, yr-round interest garden and woodland. Landscaped ponds, Japanese garden, living wall, major sculpture collection and national Malus collection (blossom April-May). Golf buggy tours for less able walkers. Bernard's Sunday sculpture tour (3pm), veteran and vintage vehicle collection, 1920s cycle shop (Suns

only). Rides through the woodland on a miniature railway. Open:Every ur 18 Apr to 29 Aug (11-4.30); Suns 30 June; 1 Sept (2-5.30); ur 24 Oct (11-4).Admission £6, Children free (urs), adm £7.50, Children free (Suns) (share to St Francis Church). Times:11-4.30. Telephone:01277 811262. Visitors also welcome by appointment May to Sept. Group visits by arrangement on non open days. Open for charity. Barnards Farm, West Horndon, Brentwood Essex CM13 3LX www.barnardsfarm.eu THE ESSEX VINTAGE FESTIVAL Vintage Shopping, Vintage Dance classes, Vintage Music & Vintage Vehicles, its going to be an amazing Vintage Bank Holiday Weekend. Music from the 1940s to the 1960s and special guests Rock n Roll Legends John Leyton, Mike Berry, Vince Eager & Wee Willie Harris. Its taking place at the largest indoor venue in Essex. e Brentwood Centre is easily accessible from the M25 and the A12 and there is free parking for thousands of cars. DOORS OPEN 11am-5pm both days. Advance tickets only £5 per person. Tickets will be available on the door but will cost more. Please call call 01702 410171 The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood Essex CM15 9NN Sunday 5 May 2013 and Monday 6 May 2013 www.gnbvintage.com ESSEX ABSEIL 2013 Ingatestone Abseil: Go over the edge to end Poverty! Saturday 20th April 2013 Be one of the first people to ever abseil down the tower of St Edmund and St Mary! e Tower is the dominant feature of the church. is is described by Simon Jenkins in England’s ousand Best Churches (published 1999) as ‘magnificent, a unified Perpendicular composition of red brick with black Tudor diapering’… Enjoy the stunning views from the top over Ingatestone. is adrenaline

pumping abseil is the ultimate experience for all. Don’t miss this opportunity! Minimum age: 11 years (Year 7 secondary school) Time: Abseils will be running all day (time slots will be given to all participants) Registration: £15 per person Minimum sponsorship: £60 per person Contact: 0207 523 2077 hglasgo@christian-aid.org St Edmund & St Mary, Ingatestone. Essex CM4 9DN Saturday 20 Apr 2013 PAST & PRESENT ANTIQUE, VINTAGE & CRAFT FAIR Collectibles, antiques, vintage jewellery, clothes and other items, perfumes and handbags, household items, curios, home made preserves, plants, greeting cards, candles, buttons and lots more. In 2 halls, lots of stalls, great friendly atmosphere. Come and find a unique item or gift. A good place to pop in for a coffee, have a drink or lunch with a friend and find a great bargain too! 10:00 - 16.30 Admission £1 Christchurch Hall, Wanstead Place (off Wanstead High Street) London E11 2SW. Saturday 20 Apr 2013 WANSTEAD PARK WALK Slightly longer including inclines and variable conditions. Organised weekly walks as part of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme. Organised by the Redbridge Sport & Health team. All welcome. 11am (Allow 2 Hours). Free. No booking required, just turn up and enjoy the company! Enquiries: 020 8708 0954 Wanstead Park, Warren Road, Wanstead London E11 2LU Thursday 2 May 2013 ACTIVITY: CAPTURE THE BLUE Capture the blue in the bluebells of Chalet wood. Come and let your creative juices flow drawing amongst the bluebells. Professional artists on hand with tips and advice. Materials supplied. 1pm–4pm T 020 7332 1911 Chalet Wood, Wanstead Park London E11 2LT Saturday 20 Apr 2013 and Sunday 21 Apr 2013 ■


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Valentine’ s Park and Mansion A WONDERFUL PLACE TO VISIT FOR SPRINGTIME FAMILY FUN WORDS: MICHELLE HARRIS

Most of us at some point, have visited Valentine’s Park and Mansion. e mansion reopened in February 2009 following extensive restoration works. Since then, the mansion has welcomed over 90,000 visitors. e mansion is on two floors: the old servants quarters are used as artists’ studios. Currently there are twelve artists who work in a range of media, from painting to fused glass and photography. Approximately three times a year, Open Studios are hosted which is also very popular. Visitors meet the artists and meander through their workshops. In addition, the artists have a yearly group show and sell unique handmade items in the mansion’s gift shop. Valentine’s park is easily accessible from all our residences, is large, welcoming and extremely pretty in the summer. Whether to walk the dog, or for a picnic by the lake, there is so much to enjoy. Recently, the award winning park and mansion, hosted the ultimate guest: HRH e Queen as part of her diamond jubilee celebration, plus the opening of the brand new Dry Gardens and 4 day festival of art and design. e mansion is surrounded by historic, restored gardens and is operated by the charitable trust: Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure. ere are hundreds of workshops and events throughout the year for all ages. is ranges from creative workshops for adults (flower arranging, painting, fused glass and embroidery workshops), to family events combining storytelling, crafts and trails. Also there is a schools education programme, with bespoke interactive sessions for primary schools (subjects include Victorians, mini beasts and bugs) e sessions are very popular as they provide a hands on/immersive approach to history, in a unique environment. For families, they can enjoy a fantastic day out at very low cost using the Free family backpacks, dressing up in Victorian costumes in the Family Room, using special computer interactives or strolling through the beautiful gardens. “Best thing for Redbridge! So glad the house is restored, much to learn about its history.“ Razwana W. 8

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ere are so many interesting ways in which we could all enhance our benefit of the park and mansion by looking even more closely, at what’s on offer… ■ Every year Valentines’ Day is celebrated in a unique way, with costumed interpreters, music, dancing, crafts and love potions! ■

e house is very popular with paranormal groups who have reported a high level of paranormal activity –they are able to hire the house for an entire night and conduct a range of investigations

e House is becoming a popular filming location, including the hosting of the BBC2’s Great British Bake Off on 3 occasions in 2011 and 2012

e Victorian Kitchen was also used for episodes of the BBC’s Charles Dickens Show in 2012.

Photo-shoots include a ballet and floral themed photo-shoot for the Daily Telegraph

Educational events to raise awareness of the house’s history, with guided talks and tours

In 2010, the mansion worked with Scottish designer makers Timorous Beasties; they created beautiful designs for mugs and cushions on sale in the gift shop.

“Working at Valentines Mansion is a privilege. We have a unique and inspiring historical environment where everyone is welcome. It’s a great day out for everyone, and the house and gardens are real delights. I hope people continue to enjoy visiting our site for many years to come. “ Nadia Brice – Valentine’s Mansion Manager. For background information on the house’s history and restoration, please visit website www.valentinesmansion.com Friends website: www.valentinesmansion.org.uk ■


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Spring Cleaning Your Home and Inbox! WORDS: MICHELLE HARRIS

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ell the first day of spring has come and gone… and it’s still icy outside! Personally I feel very sorry for the flowers. ey erroneously think it’s spring; they pop up their beautiful heads, only to be chilled by winter’s frozen hand, their bravery thwarted in their desperate attempt to bloom in this unpredictable and rather depressing weather. Easter and Passover too have finished, so whether it’s runaway matzo crumbs on the floor, or pieces of Easter Egg, spring (when it happens!) is certainly a great time to spring clean the house. Clear away the cold bleak winter, revitalising your home with fresh air, open windows and perhaps a little decoration; brighter colours to reflect the eagerly awaited sunshine and warmer climate. Winter clothes packed away, the wardrobe now filled with a spring/summer collection. Yet despite this annual routine, there are other aspects of our lives that merit a spring clean and fresh approach too. My priority is going to be my email Inbox. I’m aware that by the day, hundreds (what feels like thousands) of emails are flying through cyber world into this willing portal which seems to accept all. ose unwanted emails appear and seem to defy me from the

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sanctuary of my computer. Like most of us, I have various email addresses, personal, professional, old and rarely used email addresses, yet all seem to be invaded. Even as I type this feature, my Microsoft Office is flashing messages received; it’s amazing at just how much is FREE TODAY, the discounts, offers, as my life flashes before me with every shop, website or networking group I’ve ever attended. is tsunami of information, builds up to a 100 ft wave of emails. Vistaprint, Atlantis Cruising, Dunelms, FREE coaching, discount vouchers, I really hate this unwanted information, competing with other emails from clients, customers and colleagues. ey blur the boundaries of what’s important and what merits my time to read and digest. I especially dislike TechWeekEurope UK. I don’t even remember signing up to them; in fact I’m sure I didn’t. Most people don’t realise but legally, there has to be an UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of these emails but TechWeekEurope UK doesn’t have this facility. When I tried to contact them to beg them to stop emailing me, I then found I had instead signed up again to their newsletters! If anybody knows this website or how I can break this cyber umbilical cord – please help me! I try putting them in the Junk box and

generally unsubscribe, but it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the new invasions. Rather like dealing with ants, you think you’ve solved the problem by spreading ant powder. But then minutes later, the back-up cavalry are invading from every crevice imaginable. More annoyingly is when these unwanted diversions are on my Blackberry. e little red light flashes and I know I have a text or email. So I check, as most of us do – it could be urgent – it could be relevant to business – or some life-changing information. Instead, more often than not, it’s “IMPROVE YOUR SEO RANKINGS” from an unknown company in Timbuktu! Currently there are over 600 emails in my Junk Box but as soon as I’ve spring cleaned and culled, more float across my screen like shooting stars. So how do we spring clean our lives, in keeping with our home and Inboxes? Well by getting rid of ALL the rubbish as much as possible, so we can make way for what’s fresh, new, clean and preferably wanted… Do you suffer with unwanted emails? If you have a comment on this feature, please contact me: Michelle@starcopywriting.com / Mobile: 07949 556 294 www.starcopywriting.com ■


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photographer producing shots taken in the immediate area that would complement and enhance the articles in the magazine. Now's your chance to see your name, or that of your organisation in print! All you have to do is write an article (something between 1000-1250 words), with photos, and email it to: patrick@fishmediagroup.co.uk or call 07932 608 797.

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Phillip Leigh PHILLIP LEIGH 'S LOCAL PROPERTY MARKET WHAT DOES A PROPERTY MARKET MEAN? Having been brought up in the heart of London’s East End, I am most familiar with markets; Petticoat Lane, Roman Road, East Street, Ridley Road, Walthamstow, I could go on. ese vibrant places were the lifeblood of communities long before that of Equity Markets and Property Markets. It’s the latter that most concerns us these days and by the look of things our Government has finally woken up to the fact that nothing is going to go forward until the UK Property Market starts to pick up. By “picking up” I do not mean that prices need to accelerate. Far from it, they are still in my view far from affordability for too many people. It’s activity that’s required and this could easily be improved if money was easier to obtain, and the lending criteria were considerably relaxed. It was therefore most gratifying to hear the Chancellor make a big play in last week’s budget that he was unveiling a mortgage guarantee plan to assist 130 billion pounds of mortgages for people buying property to a maximum figure of £600,000. Now I cannot be certain that my efforts to encourage this initiative had anything to do with the decision. For as regular readers of this column may remember, I have written on more than one occasion of the mortgage Guarantee Schemes that existed some 25/30 years ago. I have also personally lobbied several conservative M.P’s on the subject and I would like to think that this may have contributed in some small way

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owner always believing that their cherished possession will not require any high profile advertising, no media, no website, and definitely NO BOARDS. Should it then fail to sell, it “can’t possibly be the price,” it must be “the wrong agent.” e market trader shouts as loud as you can, “pile them high and sell them cheap.” It’s all a matter of perception and realisation. e street trader’s goods were bought at today’s price and will only sell at a price that the customer thinks is good value. e home owner bought at “yesterdays” price and yet irrespective of the competition insists that if the home they are selling fails to achieve the figure that they require, they just won’t sell at all. Happy Days!

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in establishing what the Government describes as their “new initiative.” ey say that, “the devil is in the detail”, so let’s wait and see the whole plan after the Treasury bureaucrats get their hands on putting some flesh on the bones of the deal before we get too excited. WHAT’S GOING ON LOCALLY? Well, fresh entries on to the scene are extremely slow to come on line. Hopefully when winter decides to release its vice like grip on spring, more owners maybe tempted to consider bringing their home to the market. e rental market however, is extremely active. NEW HOMES Since our appointment as Sole Agent’s for Weston Homes flagship development of Silverhind at Chigwell we have received firm interest for many of the fabulous,

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ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Despite the current “Buyers Market” entering its 6th year, there are still many sellers who have still to adjust to it. I began this piece by talking about markets and cannot help smiling inwardly when comparing the attitude of many people, who seriously want to attract a buyer for their home, to the stall holders seriously trying to sell their wares. e latter is well aware of the competition they face. e former is sometimes still totally in denial. e home

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The Expertise Behind the Words and Strategies A CONVERSATION WITH MICHELLE HARRIS STAR COPYWRITING LIMITED

WHAT IS STAR COPYWRITING LIMITED? Michelle:We are a team of writers, graphic designers, photographers and web designers who help our clients to maximise their sales and profit potential. DO YOU THINK COPYWRITING IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF A MARKETING CAMPAIGN? Michelle:A copywriter is essential to any marketing campaign. If you are going to the expense of a website, brochure, press release or script for a video, you have to ensure that the language, message and approach to the target audience has been thoroughly researched and carefully written. I analyse my clients’ competitors and make absolutely sure that by comparison, our clients can trump their marketing and advertising material. Plus everything, words or images, are underpinned with marketing strategy and emotive language. Some of the prerequisites to being a senior copywriter/marketer are a clear understanding of human nature and of course, the ability to write. Whether using emotive language that helps to drive a sale or for images which make an immediate impact – understanding how and why people buy is a skill and an art form. ARE YOU INFLUENCED BY YOUR CLIENTS? Michelle:Absolutely. ey lead the campaigns. Delivering beyond their initial expectation is always an exciting buzz. ARE YOUR CLIENTS LOCALLY BASED AND WHAT’S THE PROCESS? Michelle:I would say 70% of the clients are local businesses, the remaining percentage are international. As a copywriter, in order to produce a piece of writing that is credible and accurate, it is important to understand the subject matter and how potential clients can benefit from either a product or service. ■ It's all about benefits and solutions ■ Converting ‘Want’ to ‘NEED’ Most clients require a marketing strategy, then a timeline for other services such as a website, promotional material, brochures and scripts for videos. So in this respect, I will put together the perfect team. Bringing a package together is very rewarding, especially when the clients benefit from an exciting ROI (Return on Investment). WHO ARE THE TEAM? Michelle:I work with a hand-picked team of top quality, creative professionals. I always ensure the most appropriate talent for each project. Together we form a think tank of expertise to help our clients maximise their visibility and sales.

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It’s always a collective effort, where ideas and creativity are turned into products and services which are exciting and inspirational. ■ Marketing Strategies ■ Websites ■ Brochures ■ PR Material, Leaflets, Advertisements etc. ■ Journalism ■ Copywriting ■ Branding and Design ■ Photography ■ Videos PERFECT WORDS – STRIKING MESSAGE – BETTER BUSINESS

If you would like to get in touch with Michelle Harris – Mobile: 07949 556 294 / email: Michelle@starcopywriting.com Website: www.starcopywriting.com For a free initial marketing consultation with Michelle Harris (1/2 hour) please quote reference ESSEX ■


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arch has been a very eventful month in the life of Normanhurst School in North Chingford. With a whole school Open Morning, an ISI inspection of the Early Years, a Science Super Learning day to celebrate Science and Engineering week and the school production, a very entertaining version of Roald Dahl’s ‘Cinderella’. Headmistress, Claire Osborn, explained, ‘Normanhurst is a busy school! We are constantly looking for ways to broaden the children’s school life. Yes, it was a challenge to have an inspection in the midst of Open Morning, science days and rehearsals, but the inspection team were able to see first-hand the school in action and to see our pupils’ enjoyment of learning. Pupils here are encouraged to work hard but also to take part in all aspects of school life. For example, at the end of this term we have our Easter service where all pupils from 2 ½ to 16 years old will be contributing to our Easter celebration, either taking part in the Easter Bonnet parade, singing, performing or reading, a fitting finish to a busy term.’ Epping’s Coopersale Hall School finishes their Spring Term with an Easter Bonnet parade by pupils and concerts by their budding musicians and performers. is follows hard on the heels of a visit from famous athlete and ex-Olympian Phillips Idowu MBE, who brought the Red Nose fundraising effort to life with a fascinating talk on his recent Zambezi River challenge. On the

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same day, Headmistress Kaye Lovejoy spent the morning talking to new parents visiting the school with their children, many looking for places in September 2013. A quick change into Red Nose outfits for all the staff and pupils meant that the fundraising could begin in earnest. Headmistress, Kaye Lovejoy commented, “We all enjoyed our special, fun Red Nose activities and being interviewed by the local press and the BBC. Phillips Idowu really emphasised the importance of helping others and we were delighted to raise over a £1,000.” At Oaklands School in Loughton, Headmistress Cheryl Macnair has been delighted for the Year 6 pupils and their successes at 11+ examinations. She explained, “is Spring term has seen our best ever results for our 11 year olds, with many getting multiple offers to a variety of selective local independent schools. e final week of term had visits from the Easter Bunny, our school swimming gala and a School Disco. Also in March, our boys and girls cross country teams ran well and the Dance Club performed to a high standard at the recent Epping Forest Festival. Lots of new parents visited us on Open Morning and our older pupils enjoyed acting as guides. A very busy term at Oaklands School.” More information on all the extra activities can be seen at www.oaktreeschools.co.uk – download the latest newsletters to read more ■


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Local Charities and Worthwhile Causes WORDS: MICHELLE HARRIS

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n another one of my features this month, I talk about spring cleaning and clearing out old stuff. Well if you’re in the mood to feng shui your home and rid yourself of all the old unwanted bits and pieces, which used to be treasures, rather than pile in a black bag and dump, perhaps some charities could benefit. I know that most of these shops are on High Streets and parking isn’t easy and the bag could be heavy but some charities do organise pick-ups. My own experience with the British Heart Foundation was a bit of a nightmare but then I received a letter confirming what happened to the furniture donated and the hassle was certainly worthwhile.

e British Heart Foundation has charity shops selling second hand clothes, books and bric-a-brac items. All money raised is put towards researching into heart disease. e heart information line can be found on 0845 070 8070. As mentioned, they do collect furniture however ensure that sofas, mattress etc have label confirming they’re fire resistant. Scarlet – Buckhurst Hill 46 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5BY Specialising in good quality, donated designer clothing, high street fashions and also new gifts, this is more of an upmarket charity shop. So for those of us with extremely high calibre wardrobe, Buckhurst Hill is the place to go. Also easy with parking as a drop off could coincide with a shopping trip to Waitrose. en a coffee afterwards at Costa Coffee! Raising money for St. Clare Hospice ■

First eydon Garnon Beavers – eydon Bois We can all help in so many ways and I wanted to particularly note the First eydon Garnon Beavers who raised £500 for Water Aid from a sponsored silence. As a result, more than 400 children in Africa will now have access to taps and clean water. e local heroes? 16 boys from the club aged between six and eight years old sat in silence for an hour. So by my calculations for each child that sat quietly, 25 African children will reap a wonderful reward. Well Done to the Beavers… Donating Blood – Epping The Church of Immaculate Conception – Church Hill, Epping, Essex CM16 4RA e Church of Immaculate Conception in Epping will be open on April 11th from 2 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7.45 p.m. for blood donations. To find out if you’re eligible or donate, or to book an appointment, visit ttp://www.blood.co.uk/index.asp. Cancer Research – Brentwood 87 High Street, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4RR Cancer is still a frightening disease and

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affects so many of us, either directly or through a close relative’s suffering. Fortunately, governments are ploughing money into research but still, so much work needs to be done. If walking down Brentwood High Street and if you have some books, clothing or ornaments which have been cleared out as part of the spring cleaning process, or your children have outgrown some of their toys, it is certainly worth dropping into the Cancer Research shop. Everything helps…


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Sophie is in love with Ray and Contemporary Art. Ray is designed by Antonio Citterio. www.bebitalia.com

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REDBRIDGE LAKES SOMETHING FOR ALL THE FAMILY

THE KINGFISHER POOL What was once the silt pit, has now been converted into a pool specially designed with habitat to attract nesting Kingfishers. Complete with a hide to allow the enthusiast to photograph what’s going on in the pool. SAND MARTIN NESTS Again to encourage these fantastic birds, which have been spotted near our venue, we have created a natural habitat in a soil bank to allow these birds to nest and thrive at the lakes. DIPPING POOL AT TADPOLE BRIDGE I am sure that we all remember how much fun we had as children netting newts and other pond dwelling creatures. is facility is amazing fun for the kids and adults alike. Take along a net and a Jam Jar and see what you can find. BUG CITY!!! If you love creepy crawlies, you’ll love bug city. e bug haven is a purpose built natural habitat for all species of insects and spiders to dwell happily and undisturbed. Great care and attention has been put into the development of a suitable environment for these creatures to thrive in. Adjacent to Bug City, they have a neighbouring block for the solitary Bees called Gnat West Bee Bank, and soon to be introduced are some honey bee hives. Overlooking the busy bug City, you will see the spooky purpose built bat residence known as “Gotham Tower”, which is ready for occupation from the local bats that visit the lakes late every evening to catch insects. PATS’ CAFÉ Waiting for crumbs near the Café is the resident chicken that runs free, so if you have a dog, make sure it’s kept securely on a lead. e Lakeside café offers excellent reasonably priced breakfasts, lunches, light refreshments, speciality coffees and children’s meals. ere are comfortable seating areas both in the café and also outside on the covered patio next to the lake. e toilets are exceptionally clean and disabled toilets and baby change facilities are also available.

JUST FIVE YEARS AGO THE LAND PICTURED ADJACENT WAS A 10 ACRE DERELICT WASTELAND DESTINED TO BECOME YET ANOTHER BUILDING SITE UNTIL IT WAS ACQUIRED BY A “BUILDER” WHO TRANSFORMED IT AND CREATED THIS BIO-DIVERSE, ECOLOGICAL PARK AS PART OF AN ON-GOING NATURE CONSERVATION PROJECT. NOW IT’S SIMPLY NOTHING LESS THAN AN OASIS FOR WILD LIFE IN THE HEART OF WOODFORD.

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edbridge Lakes has become a visiting spot for a number of rare species of birds. Almost 100 different species of birds have been spotted at the site and features have been put in place to help create the perfect environment for birds, mammals, insects and fish. In this article, we outline just a few of the many features that makes Redbridge Lakes one of the best kept secrets in Woodford. It is truly what we like to call a natural Oasis in the heart of suburbia. 22

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FISHING Redbridge Lakes has two fishing lakes to choose from. ey are well stocked with an array of mainly native silver fish such as Roach, Bream, Perch, Rudd, Crucian Carp, Brown Goldfish, Chub, Ide, Gudgeon and many, many more. e fishing spots around the lake have been specifically designed to offer a vast amount of space for both the angler and his tackle and are fully accessible for the disabled and can be accessed by all types of wheelchairs. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a complete novice of any age, there is something for everyone at Redbridge Lakes. If you have never fished before and want to give it a try, there are experts at hand to supply you with everything you need from tackle to bait and a good amount of advice to ensure that you have a fun packed days fishing. Take along the Kids and the guys at the onsite tackle shop will be delighted to show you what to do. To find out more about Redbridge Lakes, Contact Gordon Bullock directly. Telephone: 020 8551 5663 / Mobile: 07774 990 100 Email: gordon@redbridgelakes.co.uk www.redbridgelakes.co.uk ■


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INTERESTING FACTS… BEHIND THE BLUE PLAQUES WORDS: MICHELLE HARRIS

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ost of us know the significance of the English Heritage Blue Plaque: essentially a building has a blue plaque to highlight a famous (or infamous) resident. However various other local historical societies are now erecting their own plaques and for many different reasons:

e Ilford Historical Society has erected five plaques to celebrate the 1951, Festival of Britain: ● Ilford Hospital Chapel – to celebrate the building. ● Valentines Mansion – Celebrating the vine planted in 1708. A cutting was taken for Hampton Court. ● Methodist Church Hall, Ilford. is plaque celebrates the discovery of a pre-historic mammoth skull. I recently saw the exhibition in the Natural History Museum entitled: e Redbridge Mammoth! (Not a local voluptuous lady!) ● Fairlop Oak pub in Barkingside High Street. A massive 1,000 year old tree, which had a trunk circumference of 36 feet. Originally part of Epping Forest, sadly the tree burnt down in 1820. e plaque celebrates this monumental tree and is also the origin of the pub’s name: Fairlop Oak. is tree was also significant in the 1700s for a scene of revelry during the Victorian era. Every first Friday in July (which led to a weekend event), Daniel Day (now buried in Barking Abbey churchyard) would go to Fairlop to collect his rents. e residents would then hold a picnic of bacon and beans, under the tree – which further led to the term ‘beanfeast’. ● As most of our areas (except Brentwood) are covered by the Central line, if interested to go only slightly out of our zones to Newbury Park, there is a blue plaque over the passenger entrance arch. Unfortunately same of the plaques have been stolen so don’t be too disappointed if by the time you read this feature, and go blue plaque trekking, that it’s not there. e Loughton Historical Society also have been erecting their own blue plaques. Chris Pond, chairman of the Loughton Historical Society paid £175 out of his own pocket to set up the first plaque on behalf of the society for Reverend Robert Hunter. Mr. Pond currently lives in the property in Staples Road where Reverend Hunter resided from 1823-1897.

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Some of the blue plaques erected by the English Heritage in Woodford Green: ● Labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee (1883-1976) ● James Hilton (1900-1954) – author of Goodbye Mr. Chips irty-four blue plaques have also been erected by Loughton Town Council in the last fifteen years. ere are also plaques for: ● Gladys Mills (1918-1978) – pianist Mrs. Mills. ● Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) – 20th century sculptor. Chairman of Ilford Historical Society, Jef Page commented: “History has always been very important to me and is more than just an interest. Promoting it to others and publicising its enjoyment to everyone through talks or at events such as guided tours or the Redbridge Mayfair is very important. “Ilford Historical Society has developed a new website to provide information and answer questions, gets involved in local conservation issues and doing the research and revealing the past adds to everyone’s quality of life.” For more details about the Loughton Historical Society and Ilford Historical Society, please see their websites: www.loughtonhistoricalsociety.org.uk Chairman: Dr. Chris Pond, OBE ilfordhistoricalsociety.weebly.com Chairman and programme secretary: Jef Page ■


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THEIR DREAMS CAME TRUE DREAM MAKEOVER ESSEX STARTED LIFE AS A VISION OF ASH PARMAR, A LEADING COSMETIC DENTIST, SOON AFTER HE OPENED HIS STATE-OF-THE-ART DENTAL PRACTICE IN CHIGWELL – SMILE DESIGN BY ASH.

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t the time much was made of his involvement in the three series of Living TV’s Extreme Makeover UK that radically changed peoples’ looks and their lives. As part of a top Team, Ash was responsible for many smile makeovers done on TV. Ash is proud of the many before and after pictures that highlight their journey from

down and dowdy to downright gorgeous. He was inspired by his contribution to their new found confidence as a result of their Extreme Makeovers. Ash has also treated members of the cast of e Only Way Is Essex. His celebrity stable of TOWIE members include James Argent, Georgina Dorsett, and Nanny Pat – the TV cameras came to the Chigwell practice twice. After twelve months of planning, Dream Makeover

Essex was finally launched on an unsuspecting public in October 2012 as a free to enter, on-line competition. It offered top-to-toe dream makeovers for men and women aged 20 – 65, worth up to £25,000 each! ONE BIG DIFFERENCE None of these treatments would be invasive! Ash believes the same life changing looks can be achieved without going under the knife. Ash set about finding a

“dream team” to produce the stunning results he was after. His strenuous search led him to six top local companies who would come together to offer the winners a fabulous look and feel that would send their confidence sky high. Smile Design by Ash would ensure perfect smiles plus dental hygiene care and teeth whitening. Advanced Vision Care, one of the UK’s leading independent corrective eye surgery clinics, would perform miracles for poor eye sight. Perfect Skin was chosen to provide facial aesthetics that would banish scar tissue and lines for younger looking skin. Body Perfect offered personal training sessions to strengthen and tone muscles and improve fitness with regular workouts. MODE Beauty Salon helped to work its magic on hair removal and body pampering. Award winning hair salon Zoology would provide the crowning glory. A personal stylist and perfect pictures made up the mix. Using his dental credentials Ash brought in Philips, leaders in the field of oral healthcare, to sponsor the competition. Philips completed the prize with a suite of oral health products as part of each of the winners’ treatments. Ash says “When we decided to put on Dream Makeover Essex, we were looking to find a dream team who could complete fantastic makeovers so our winners would be smiling from their hearts. Well we certainly achieved that! ese people have blossomed into beautiful butterflies. Following the spectacular Reveal Event we have all been uplifted and are humbled by the whole experience and the results.” www.smiledesignbyash.co.uk

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he simple to enter competition launched on 1st October 2012 and ran until the end of November. Dream Makeover Essex attracted 2,500 entries and captured the imagination of those seeking a new look or a revamp from a dream makeover worth £25,000 to each of the worthy winners. ese were reduced to a short list of 26. All the candidates were interviewed by Ash Parmar from Smile Design by Ash, Mr CT Pillai, founder of Advanced Vision Care and Frances Furlong from Perfect Skin. ree winners were chosen and treatments began.

JOIN US ON THE JOURNEY... CAROLINE MCKENNA Aged 44 Lives in the Docklands Our Irish mother of two was shy and rather nervous. She also had low self esteem and felt dowdy after years of being a Mum and putting thoughts about her own looks on hold. Add to that an uneven smile, poor eyesight which made reading shopping labels a real

challenge and patchy skin. Caroline was ready for a life changing journey. Her daughter Lianne, aged 10, helped persuade Caroline to enter the competition as she decided Mum needed a lift. Her poor smile has been replaced with a Mini Smile Makeover which included cosmetic contouring, teeth whitening, crowns, veneers and white fillings. Although not suitable for laser treatment Implantable Contact Lens, miniature tailor made lens, were inserted into her eyes and are permanent and invisible.

give up smoking work began. He needed extensive gum treatment, a couple of extractions and teeth whitening with the revolutionary Philips ZOOM whitening system. Keith’s glasses, bought from the High Street, just made his eyesight worse and following simple laser treatment he was able to throw away his glasses and for the first time in many years see himself properly in the mirror.

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Aged 54 Lives in Loughton It was a toss up who was more excited - Keith or his daughter Emily, aged 15, who felt sorry for him after several years of tough times, heartache and unhappiness. She said he had rather let himself go while concentrating on providing for the family. When his tooth fell out one day, it was

Aged 25 Lives in Chatham Kent Our youngest winner was looking online for help with her discoloured, crooked teeth and poor smile. Eleasha was so self conscious about her teeth, the

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have gone along with her extremely poor vision. She couldn’t even read the top letter on the reading chart before but following specialist Lasik technique on both eyes she now has 20-20 vision. Perfect Skin treatments for all the winners included skin peeler to control mild acne; skin needling to improve scar tissue; restylane fillers to plump lips; dermal filler for nose to mouth lines; muscle relaxing injections to frown and forehead lines and a range of creams from the Suisse Absolute range.

Keith Welch Before DME the final straw that set her to submit the competition entry for her father. Keith’s dental problems were a tough challenge for Ash, but once he agreed to

Eleasha Newberry Before DME

result of a childhood accident, that she always held her hand up to her mouth. Because of her smile, she refused to celebrate her 21st birthday and didn’t want any pictures taken. Now she has a beautiful white smile following cosmetic contouring and a smile makeover with porcelain veneers. Her big black glasses

Mode Beauty kept the winners relaxed with massages, beauty treatments and Artistic Colour Gloss manicures and pedicures. e Lightsheer laser hair removal takes away unwanted hair growth and their makeovers were completed with 3D lashes, St Tropez spray tans and Vitage Colour Mineral make up.

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AND WHAT A GREAT TEAM! THIS IS WHAT THEY THOUGHT ABOUT THEIR DME JOURNEY MR PILLAI Advanced Vision Care

FRANCES FURLONG Perfect Skin

“It’s a privilege to change a person’s view of the world. e eye is an incredibly complex organ – with our experience and technology, we offer the best in laser correction procedures. I know the three winners were a little apprehensive about the eye treatment, but it gives me such pleasure that they all now have 20/20 vision, and are so pleased with their outcomes.” www.advancedvisioncare.co.uk

''Being able to restore the beauty and confidence of the winners naturally using the latest technology in aesthetics and dermatology is evident in their amazing results.'

CARINA LENEY Professional Marketing Manager at Philips

KAREN DREW founder of MODE Beauty erapy:

“We are a leading brand in health and well being and are helping people to have bright new smiles changing their lives. We smile 25 times a day, and about half a million times in an adult lifetime. Our winners proved that a confident smile changes lives. I was amazed at how well Keith has done with his gum health using our Diamond Clean and Airfloss cleaning brushes”.

MARK MOUNTNEY Owner of award winning Zoology hair salons “Working with the winners has been the greatest experience of my career and I felt so proud seeing them on the catwalk.”

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"It's been a pleasure and a great experience for me and my team to be part of DME and help the winners feel good about themselves." www.modebeauty.co.uk

LISA BROUGHTON Body Perfect “It’s always a tough challenge getting fit but the winners worked hard and feel better for it. It’s been great fun.” www.bodyperfectessex.co.uk

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JEFF BRAZIER JOINS THE CAST OF DREAM MAKEOVER ESSEX e popular TV broadcaster helped promote the competition and stimulated considerable interest amongst his 378,000 Twitter followers. He said “I met the lucky winners and joined their journey too. It’s been amazing and a real pleasure to watch the winners develop into who they are now. e Team at Dream Makeover Essex have done a fantastic job!” THE DREAM REVEALED… In an emotionally charged event, the audience gasped and tears fell when the winners were revealed at a stunning Gala event held at the Marriott Hotel in Waltham Abbey last month hosted by Jeff Brazier. eir stunning transformations where shared with the audience with pictures and video clips filmed along their transformation route. 30

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FIRST TIME ON THE CATWALK CAROLINE IS STUNNING Caroline’s new found confidence speaks volumes. “I still can’t believe it’s me especially now I can read everything so perfectly. I feel so different about myself. ere are no words to describe how I feel or the experience I’ve had. I have been turned into a new woman and now the future looks great. I am so grateful from the bottom of my heart.” Daughter Lianne loves her new look Mum. Proud husband Martin said “You have done a brilliant job and we want to thank everyone.” KEITH GETS A GEORGE CLOONEY LOOK “I am struggling to explain the experience and how I feel about it. It’s been wonderful. I feel as though I have stepped out of my old self. I’m a new man in every respect and now I feel so positive about the future. ank you Emily.” Emily was thrilled with Dad’s new looks and since beginning his makeover process, he already has a new girlfriend too! ELEASHA IS GLAMOROUS “I was emotional when I heard I had won and I still am. It’s been absolutely wonderful and I still can’t believe my looks and how I feel. Is it a dream? Will I wake up? I have been turned into a new woman with new found confidence and now the future looks great. I am so grateful – I want to thank everyone for helping me to believe in myself.”

Caroline Mckenna

Find out more www.dreammakeoveressex.co.uk Wardrobe selected by Aneliese Deane: Elisha's prom dress from TFNC London www.tfnclondon.com available nationwide. Caroline's dress from Debra of Chigwell www.debrachigwell.co.uk. Keith's tuxedo available from High Street stores. Jewellery accessories from Squash in Chigwell. www.aneliesedeane.com.

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2004 FERRARI ENZO BERLINETTA COACHWORK BY PININFARINA ESTIMATE £800,000-900,000

BONHAMS CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 29TH APRIL 2013, RAF MUSEUM, HENDON, LONDON NW4 onhams, international auctioneers and valuers, return for their exclusive auction of Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia at RAF Museum, Hendon, this April. The aircraft hangars and historic aviation displays provide a magnificent backdrop for the auction. There will be between 60 and 70 motor cars on show, with an expectation of approximately 1,000 registered bidders. And with the viewing audience, attendance will be high. The eager bidders and audience will be made up of a wide range of collectors and classic car enthusiasts, with a huge passion for motoring in style.

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Rob Hubbard, Senior Specialist in the Bonhams Motor Car Department, said: “As a department we are very much looking forward to our annual sale at the RAF Museum in Hendon. It is an ideal location for a sale of collectors’ motor cars and it is always a sale that attracts a good crowd. It attracts worldwide bidding, and last year’s sale in particular recorded some very strong prices for a number of cars, particularly for those with a strong provenance or cultural significance. It has been an excellent 2013 so far for the global department, with a record sale total at our Scottsdale auction in the US in January, more than €13 million realised at our Paris auction at the Grand Palais at the start of the month, and a

fantastic $3.75 million inaugural auction at Boca Raton in Florida at the weekend. We hope to continue this success, and thus the growth of the classic car market, with our Hendon sale.” About Bonhams Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com.

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BRITISH BEACH POLO CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 saahighlight highlightofof the the S South Coast’s summer season, the AsahiBBritish Beach Polo Championship will return to Sandbanks, Poole for its sixth year on the 12/13thJuly 2013.SSupported by some of the best arena polo players the he hotly anticipated beach festiv val al promises more excitement and glamour both on and off the pitch. England, Ireland, Scotland (sponsored by our very own Sandbanks Life for the second consecutive year) and Wales will be competing with w Ireland keen to retain the title after a gripping final against Waless last year. There is floodlit night beach polo on the Friday evening, visiting international polo teams and of course the ‘bonkers’ beach polo after parties.

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of the players and guests. The thorough bred ponies and high goal playe ers love playing on the beach in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd. Jack Kidd who is a regular for England at the Championships says ‘I hav ve e been lucky enough to play polo all round the world – Sandbanks is still one of my favourite weekends of the year. The polo is insanely competitive, the guests are always on great form and the beach party’s well – they are simply the best!’ Whether visitors are dining in the waterfront Sandpolo Hospitality marquee, enjoying the exclusive VIP experience, soaking up the atmosphere with General Admission Admission tickets, or just choosing to sit outside the fence on the purpose built beach viewing area it is a chance for polo and Sandbanks to show off its attributes to about 5000 seasoned and new supporters each year.


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To complement the polo The Asahi British Beach Polo Championship offers a host of other activities such as ‘have e a go’ polo, the Oakley Ladies Beach Volleyball, olley fashion shows, the charity A Audi u udi V Polo Pony race and the vibrant retail village. The polo is an excus cuse to dress up (or strip off for a quick swim), stay up late and indulge. Founded by Johnny Wheeler and David Heaton-Ellis the publicity for the inaugural Championships in 2008 was kick started by Piers Morgan drawing people’s attention to Sandbanks as ‘Britain’s Monte Carlo’ . Despite the onset of the recession a growing number of businesses use this ‘boutique’ ev vent ent to entertain clients, reward their staff and promote their brands. Whilst sponsorship is still an important revenue stream new ideas such as camel polo (stand by for the elephants!), floodlit beach polo, equine displays and the appearance of the odd celebrity has kept people talking about the event and coming back y year ear on year. So why does the Championships keep returning to Poole. Johnny Wheeler says ‘a cooperative council and a large stunning easily

accessible beach are the vital ingredients for us as event organisers. Some good weather, the best polo players and an enthusiastic crowd is pretty important too’. The beach polo continues to add massive value to Sandbanks and continues to go from strength to strength. After Dark Polo players and supporters have something of a reputation for letting their hair down. The polo ‘beach after parties’ at Sandbanks provides seasoned and new comers to the sport with a very cool but exciting place to relax, socialise and dance until the small hours of the morning. On the Friday ev vening v ening liv ve e music will increase in tempo after the floodlit beach polo match with the most original DJs connecting with the mixed generation audience. The closing party on Saturday night brings an unmissable eclectic mix of sounds to rock the Jurassic coast. With the title sponsors Asahi beer providing a refreshing balance to the flowing champagne agne and exxcellent cellent food to fuel the dancing it is rare to see people leav ve e the beach before the 1am surviv vors or photo. www w.sandpolo.com

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in p partnership artnership with G Gucci ucci So Sound und eexperi experience x xperi ence b by y Senn Sennheiser heiser 23RD MARCH – 28TH JUL LY Y 2013 V&A MUSEUM, CROMWELL ROAD, LONDON SW7 2RL he V&A &A has been givven en unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospectivve of the extraordinary career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. David Bowie is will explore the creativve processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across fivve decades, and will offer insight into Bowie’s early yyears ears and his first steps towards musical success. On display will be early photographs, LPs from his musical heroes such as Little Richard, and Bowie’s sketches for stage sets and costumes created for his bands The Kon-r Kon-rads and The King Bees in the 1960s. This opening section will conclude with a focus on Bowie’s first major hit Space Oddity (1969) and the introduction of the fictional character Major Tom, who would be revisited by Bowie in both Ashes to Ashes (1980) and Hallo Spaceboy (1995). Inspired by Stanley Kubr Kubrickk’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odysseyy, the single sin was released to coincide with the first moon landing and was Bowie’s brreakthr eakthr ea ough moment, granting him critical and commercial success as an established solo artist.

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Sukita; album um sleevvee artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; visual exxcerpts cerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and Saturd day Night Live (1979); music videos such as Boys Keep Keep S Swinging winging (1979) and Let’s Dance (1983) and set designs crreated eated for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974). Alongside these will be more personal items such as never-beforreseen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics as w well ell as some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creeative ideas. Martin Roth, Dirrector of the V&A, said: “David Bowie is a true icon, more relevant to popular culture now than ever.. His radical innovations across music, theatre, fashion and style still resound today in design and visual culture and he continues to inspirree artists and designers throughout the world. We are thrilled to be presenting the first ever exhibition drawn from the David Bowie Archive.” Frida Giannini, Gucci Creativ tivve Directorr, said: “David Bowie is… one of my greatest inspirations. His individuality dividualityy,, originality and authenticityy havvee been defining. Through his creative genius his influence on music, fashion, art and popular culture over decades has been immeasurable and will continue to be for decades to come.”

The V&A A’s Theatre and Performance curators, Viictoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, have selected more than 300 objects that will be brought together for the very first time. They include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photographyy, film, fil music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork. The V&A will take an in-depth look at how David Bowie’s music and radical individualism has both influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design and contemporary culture. David Bowie is will chronicle his innovativve approach to creating albums and touring shows around fictionalised stage personas and narrativves. 1972 marked the birth of his most famous creation; Ziggy Stard dust, a human manifestation of an alien being. The exhibition will also demonstrate how he hass inspirred ed others to challenge convention and pursue freedom of expression.

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The Vogue Festival 2013 SATURDAY 27TH & SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2013 QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL AND PURCELL ROOM SOUTHBANK CENTRE, LONDON SE1 Tickets are now on-sale for the Vogue Festival 2013 in association with Vertu, with this year’s line-up offering guests the chance to see and hear from some of the fashion industry’s leading creative talents. Confirmed speakers including Cara Delevingne, Susie ‘Bubble’ Lau, Sam McKnight, Tamara Mellon and Paul Smith will be joining the programme together with Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung, Anna Dello Russo, Alber Elbaz, Livia Firth, David Gandy, Anya Hindmarch, Christopher Kane, Michael Kors, Natalie Massenet, Mario Testino and Donatella Versace. Alongside the main programme of talks, discussions and performances, there will also be a wealth of activities taking place. Guests will be able to pose for their own Vogue cover shoot, with make-up touch-ups and accessories from Chanel. Dior make-up artists will be on hand helping guests choose their perfect new season lipstick shade from their palette of show-stopping Spring colours. 38

Yves Saint Laurent’s experts will be offering tutorials on how to achieve perfect smoky eyes, and guests will have the opportunity to visit the Vogue braid bar and choose from one of the runway-inspired plaits. Ticket holders will also be able to gain firsthand advice on working in the fashion industry from mentoring panels of industry insiders. Tickets from £30. For further details and to purchase tickets visit www.southbankcentre. co.uk/whatson?filter[series]=2134 Vertu, for the second year running is confirmed as the headline sponsor of the Vogue Festival, and is delighted to be a part of such a unique event that combines fashion, the arts and luxury brands. Vertu is the leading pioneer of luxury mobile phones, created to complement the customers’ individual lifestyle, Vertu offers tailored, luxury services in combination with the finest in design, engineering and manufacture. The weekend offers festival-attendees an opportunity to visit the Vertu area, view the unique range of products and personally meet the Vertu team.

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eading Global Accessories brand Follie Follie launches its exclusive Boutique within Lakeside shopping centres Emson Haig on Saturday 20th of April. Collaborating with the well renowned brand Links of London who are re launching there boutique with an exquisite selection of jewellery, watches and accessories. You will not be short of choice shopping in the largest independent jewellers in the UK who never seem to disappoint with their vast selection of brands. Emson Haig has a reputation for stocking the best selection of the up to date trends of the ever changing jewellery world, and have for the past 21 years. Being situated in one of the UK’s largest shopping malls, lakeside shopping centre; it’s easily accessible and has something for everyone. With exclusive brands such as Chopard, Omega, Tag Heuer and Gucci under their belts, they have now added to this long list of sort after names with Follie Follie. Follie Follie recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and is renowned for its signature sparkle and reputation for affordable luxury. Originating from Greece in 1982 and fuelled with early unpredicted success both within and outside of Greece, the company’s brand identity has long been steered by a deep global sensibility. Follie Follie’s core philosophy is the original design and sale of a fun, versatile and affordable luxury collection of accessories designed to meet the varied and dynamic needs of trend conscious women and girls worldwide. 40

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e most recent spring/summer Follie Follie collection consists of vibrant statement jewellery, watches and accessories to add the wow factor to any outfit. e picture-perfect surrounding and chic Greek island glamour of Santoini featured in the new campaigned highlights the perfect back-drop to showcase the stunning new collections, full of the on-trends bright colours and signature sparkle. e images showcased on the right hand side of the page are an example of the vast range that Follie Follie have to offer, capturing the essence of summer with and electric twist. is is your chance to win your Follie Follie handbag and to be rite on trend. With its vintage inspired design, this bag will get you noticed. Visit Emson Haig for the launch party day, and enter yourself in the prize draw. Emson Haig, lakeside 01708 890730 www.emsonhaig.com ■

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What better way to welcome spring than with hues inspired by blooming daffodils ? But don't get in a flap about eye-popping orange and yellow. ere's a multitude of ways to work these bright shades that makes them wearable right now. Traditionally high-summer colours, it pays to be an early bird this season. "ere is no better way to 'spring into spring' than injecting citrus shades into your outfit," says Veronique Henderson, creative director at Colour Me Beautiful (www.colourmebeautiful.co.uk). Get tweeting and chirping about these uplifting looks. SUNNY SIDE UP ere are few colours on the rainbow spectrum that freshen up your style like orange and yellow. Henderson says: "Lemons, primroses, daffodils, light gold, oranges, tangerines, pumpkins, orange red and corals all evoke the feeling that spring is in the air." Add some vitality to your new season look by going statement top-to-toe in your favourite shade. If you're feeling bold, try mixing up two different orange and yellow separates for an uplifting colour-clashing cocktail. "Before figuring out if yellows and oranges are great shades on you, you need to look at the fabric of the garment," Henderson advises. "Yellows and oranges on wool, cotton or linen fabrics will look flatter and matte, making them slightly easier to pull off."

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CITRUS TWIST Not everyone wants to stand out like a New York taxi, so use these zesty shades more frugally as accents. "Personality comes into play when wearing brighter colours," says Henderson. "ose feeling cautious should avoid the head-to-toe look and wear as a print." If you prefer an unfussy look, try teaming your yellow or orange with neutral colours like white and beige, which will slice through the colour but still look spring-like. See Louis Vuitton's spring/summer 13 catwalk for a masterclass in a white-hot yellow look. A casual look is the easiest way to experiment with brights so swap your traditional blue denim for a pair of pastel lemon or tangerine skinny jeans. Still feeling colour-shy? Turn to bright accessories - those little 'eggstras' - for a nod to the spring chick look. A bag, shoes or jewellery in one of these hues will transform an everyday outfit with a shot of sunshine. CRACKING COLOURING Find the right uber-bright for you and it will see you right through to autumn. Follow Veronique Henderson's colouring advice to avoid unflattering clashes with your skin and hair. e colour types apply to all skin tones, from ivory pale to black and Asian colourings - the key lies in looking at the contrast between hair and eyes and the subtle tones that make up the overall feel of your colouring. Light Is this you? Light blonde hair, pale transparent skin, pale eyes: think Gwyneth Paltrow. Try and keep your yellows as pale as possible. Ivory with a hint of yellow or a light primrose will be best. Wearing two light colours together is the prerogative of the lights. Clear Is this you? Dark hair and bright eyes: think the Duchess of Cambridge. Dark and Asian skin tones with 'clear' colouring will have dark hair and eyes and jewelled-like sparkling eyes, with the whites of the eyes a brilliant white. A bright yellow or bright orange on a shiny fabric (silk, taffeta) will emphasise your bright eyes and show clarity in your look. Wear it in contrast with another shade to recreate the brightness exuded by your look.

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Deep Is this you? Dark hair, dark eyes: think Victoria Beckham. Dark skin tones with 'deep' colouring will have dark hair with the whites of the eyes yellow-tinged. Wear lemon yellow and tangerine in contrast with stark black for a great look, or on its own for greater impact. If you have darker skin, dark citrus shades like marigold and sunflower will be flattering. Warm Is this you? Strawberry blonde to auburn hair, or dark hair with red undertones or highlights: think Tilda Swinton if you're pale or Tyra Banks if you're darker. You are born to wear yellow and orange. Whether you have freckles or not, don't be shy. Embrace those colours and make them your own. Cool Is this you? Ash tone hair, grey/blue/green/brown clear eyes, skin may have slight bluish tinge: think Dame Judi Dench. Japanese women with clear, translucent skin often have 'cool' colouring. Steer clear of all yellow and oranges. If you simply love those colours, you are best to inject them in a print mixed with your best colours (blues and pinks), or in an accessory that's away from your face. Soft/Muted Is this you? Highlighted hair and little definition between hair, eye and skin tone: think Beyonce. Keep your citrus shades as light as possible, unless you have greenish eyes when you can wear the stronger shades. GET THE LOOK Finding a dress like Oscar-winning Jennifer Lawrence's voluminous Christian Dior number (that she tripped over in!) may be a challenge too far, so try to emulate her SAG Awards strapless number instead. Get an award-worthy look with Coast's Portobello maxi dress, £180 (www.coast-stores.com). It's so versatile the straps can be worn up or down. BUY IT NOW Add some statement designer gems to your jewellery box with the Libertine by Giles Deacon collection for QVC. With themes inspired by gardens, golden scorpions and cartoon characters, there's an eye-catching piece for everyone. e Libertine collection is priced from £15.25-£70, available now at www.qvcuk.com ■

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NON-SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION (IDD) THERAPY VS TRADITIONAL TRACTION BY ROBERT SHANKS CO-FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF SPINE PLUS CLINICS Spinal Decompression (IDD) erapy is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment, new to the UK, for people with spinal degeneration due to damaged discs. e MRI scan opposite shows the typical sort of patient we would use IDD erapy on at Spine Plus Clinics. e gentleman in question had been suffering with constant back pain and recurrent back spasms for many years accompanied more recently by numbness in his left leg. Previous physiotherapy had only managed to stabilise his symptoms slightly. After suffering a severe back spasm and after realising his numbness was getting progressively worse, he contacted Spine Plus looking for an alternative to spinal injections and surgery. We sent him for an MRI scan of his back which clearly revealed damaged discs in his spine pressing on the spinal nerves to his left leg, one of his discs (L45) was about half the thickness it should be. We suggested our IDD erapy programme. Although he is currently less than a quarter of the way through he is already showing significant signs of progress. e IDD erapy machine uses advanced computer technology to precisely target, then gently and rhythmically distract specific segments of the spine. is creates a vacuum effect which over a 6 to 8 week course of treatment can help decompress damaged discs and reduce disc bulging, thereby reducing pressure on pinched nerves and improving mobility of stiff ligaments and spinal joints. Since using this ground breaking treatment over the last 2 years we have been able to help many more patients than we previous could with manual therapy alone. HOW SIMILAR IS IDD TO TRADITIONAL TRACTION? Medical trials show traction to be effective for around only 50% of patients which has led to it going out of favour in recent years. Trials with IDD however show 70 – 90% success rate. IDD has a number of features which address some of the failings of traditional traction. Firstly, the use of precise pulling angles and secure harnessing allows individual segments of the spine to be precisely targeted. Secondly, the IDD machine applies distraction at a varying speed during each cycle of low tension to high tension. is is known as a “sinusoidal” form of distraction which is much less likely to cause counterproductive tension and spasm in the spinal muscles (as can occur with the traditional linear traction.) Finally IDD features a patented oscillatory form of distraction producing a better pumping effect for the intervertebral discs. ROUND UP OF CURRENT PATIENTS! Here is a brief résumé of some of our other current patients receiving IDD therapy: Mr N (a pilot) is already seeing a benefit after just 3 sessions with the pins and needles in his fingers subsiding. Mr G, who had a very large disc herniation, is making good progressl and dropping down to one treatment a week. 44

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Mrs M, who suffers with facet joint arthrosis secondary to disc thinning, is responding well after just two sessions, reporting feeling looser and more mobile than before. Mr P (from Malta) is doing well, his back pain has resolved and he has booked for a consultation with the surgeon we recommended him to regarding possible keyhole surgery for his hip. Mrs A, who was booked for spinal surgery before she came to us, is continuing to do well, with her symptoms improving after each session, she is now off all pain killers (she was taking 8 codeine tablets a day!) To view IDD patient video testimonials search “IDD erapy” on You Tube or see our IDD web video at www.spineplus.co.uk/iddtherapy. Spine Plus currently have six clinics in the London area including Chigwell, Waterloo and Harley Street. ey offer specialist treatment services for Back Pain, Neck Pain (and all other musculoskeletal disorders), including one of the latest therapies to the UK – IDD Computerised Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression erapy. To book an appointment at the Chigwell Clinic call 0208 501 0937 Or for more information visit: www.spineplus.co.uk ■


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If winter has felt a little black, white and grey, inject some colour back into your life via your vanity case. is season brands have gone to town with light and bright hues to put a spring in our step and revamp uninspiring make-up bags. "Colour is back and making a statement for spring/summer 13," says Kirstin Piggott, Rimmel London's make-up artist. "Whether you wear beautiful soft powdery pastels or bold pigments, a focal bright shade either on the eyes or lips is a key trend in make-up looks. is season it's all about being fun and experimental." EMBRACE THE NEW SEASON WITH BEAUTY'S SEA OF FRESH COLOUR. EYES - GO BLUE In the words of Frank Sinatra, Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back - but there's nothing old-fashioned about this look. Banish visions of an Eighties throwback. Fashion-forward aquamarines are the favoured colour family gracing eye sockets this season. Blue is officially the new spring black, whether it's a pretty cornflower pastel wash or turquoise lined eye. "A directional bold eyeliner is an amazing way to add a mega flash of colour without having to brave coloured eyeshadow," advises make-up artist Liz Beckett. Keep mascara to a minimum to really make your true blue liner stand out. LIPS - MAKE THEM POP Pouts are anything but hidden in the background this season. Achieve a loud mouth with a statement spring bright that does all the talking for you. Choose from tones of red-hot scarlet, magenta, fuchsia or coral, or get creative and mix two bold shades together to create your own signature lip hit. L'OREAL PARIS ROUGE CARESSE IN CHEEKY MAGENTA 46

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"Pops of velvet brights are this season's nude lip," says L'Oreal Paris make-up artist Val Garland. "When creating a a powdery lip, dust a powder over the chin to catch any excess pigment then sweep the powder away with a soft brush." NOSE - JUST ADD FRECKLES e signature of youth, freckles are the instant way to anti-age your face - with no pricey skin cream involved. Embrace the faux freckled look for perfectly preppy skin that's been magically sunkissed. It's an easy effect to achieve but think subtle scattering rather than oversized dots that look OTT. e look should say athletic glamour rather than fancy dress gone wrong. Revlon global artistic director Gucci Westman says: "Adding freckles to the face feels youthful and sweet. Create a thin point using brown eyeliner and add sporadically for authenticity." COLOUR PALETTE - PASTEL PRETTY Every spring has a dominant colour theme for make-up and nails, whether it's subdued nudes or flashy neons. For 2013, sugary sorbet hues are sweetening up beauty counters with limited editions aplenty. Estee Lauder's Pure Colour Nail Lacquer fanciful collection of mouthwatering pastels has been christened 'Heavy Petals'. Creative make-up director Tom Pecheux says: "I thought of amazing bouquets from the flower markets, the pretty pastels of children's carousels and the pops of colour from macaroons for inspiration." Simply choose your intensity, ranging from wishy-washy watercolours to power pastels that pack a dramatic punch. FACE - THINK MANNEQUIN SKIN A season awash with uplifting spring colour requires the perfect base to pull everything off. Aim for mannequin-like skin with a


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luminous finish. Say goodbye to matte and flat, and hello to hydrated skin with flattering subtle highlights that bring your features to life. "Highlights are about pulling your face back from the foundation," says M.A.C's director of make-up artistry, Terry Barber, who dubs it 3D spa skin. "It's the idea of nude skin that's slightly high-tech for a well-conditioned look that's balmy and beautified." BROWS - SUPERSIZE THEM Blame Cara Delevingne. e supermodel-of-the-moment admits she never tweezes or threads her caterpillar shape and the power brow look has well and truly caught on... Dominant boyish brows automatically give eyes a tough, modern edge. ink of them as the new mascara for framing your eyes. If you're not the proud owner of a bushy pair, step away from the tweezers and use an eyebrow pencil to create the illusion of couture brows. Make-up artist Bobbi Brown says: "Use a brow pencil in the shade that matches your natural hair colour to define brows. Begin at the inner corner of the brow and follow its natural shape using light, feathery strokes."

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TIMELESS INTERIORS Just interiors has been on a consistent transformation to stay ahead of its competitors. Not only in the supplying of furniture and accessories, we are now supplying a bespoke service in sofa design and furniture manufacture! We hold an extensive library of designer house fabric books as well as wall coverings, such as Carlucci, Casamance, Jab, Kai and so on. Our aim is not to follow trends but to set them, our themes are to create timeless interiors which do not come in and out of fashion, but stand the test of time and look as good years down the line as they did the day they were completed. We now look to Europe for our manufactures and suppliers as we feel this is the area where new inspirations are coming from as well as build quality, unfortunately we cannot hold our entire wealth of stock that is at our disposal in our high street store, but are constently uploading our website www.justinteriors.net with new products as they become available to us, so please take time to have a look. Our high end furniture suppliers now range from Porada, Eichholtz , MAB, Calligaris, Porta Romana as well as many others, we also stock a wide range of lighting that can be taken away on the day of your visit to our store if required. If you are finding it difficult to put together ideas for creating your own interior, be it one room or an entire house we are here to help! Our totally free consultation service is but a phone call away, all of our customers are treated with the Just Interiors one on one personal service to detail. Customer service and after sales is paramount to us and is reflected from the first point of contact, all local deliveries are free and include unpacking of your product and placing in the room of your choice, with all packaging taken away. You can contact Joe or Danny via our email or follow us on facebook for up and coming events and promotions, our sourcing service includes not price matching but trying to beat any legitimate company price that can be seen by either website or advert, if you feel as if we can be a service to you please do not hesitate to contact us at your conveinace as we are here to help. 118a High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4AF 01992 576656 www.justinteriors.net ■ 48

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THE RENAISSANCE OF WOOD BURNING Wood is back as a sustainable, carbon-neutral source of heat that can have a positive impact on the environment rom their showroom in the delightful village of Stanstead Abbotts on the Hertfordshire, Essex boarders, Abbott Stoves and Cookers offers a full supply and installation service of woodburning and multifuel, stoves and cookers. Opened over 15 years ago the company operates within a 50 mile radius in Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and north and east London.

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smoke controlled areas so everyone can benefit from carbon neutral heating and a beautiful warm log fire at the heart of the home, wherever you live. Abbott Stoves and Cookers will advise on all aspects of the installation and carry out any fireplace alterations, supply and install the stove of your choice and line your chimney, all to the required current Building Regulations. Kiln dried logs can be supplied and a wide range of accessories and gift ware are always on display in the showroom. Come and visit Abbott Stoves and Cookers’ showrooms and discuss your heating requirements with their highly experienced sales team, who will then arrange to visit your home to ensure you get the right stove for your needs. For more information about Abbott Stoves and Cookers, visit the showroom at 24 High Street, Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire SG12 8AE or call 01920 872322 or email abbottstoves@aol.com www.abbottstoves.co.uk

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Go wild for flowers TIPS TO GARDENERS ON HOW TO SOW THEIR OWN MINI-WILDFLOWER MEADOW, PERFECT FOR ATTRACTING BIRDS AND BUGS OF ALL TYPES BY HANNAH STEPHENSON

Wildflowers are back in fashion, according to reports on their sales. In the past year, sales of UK wildflower seeds have increased by 60%, thanks partly to renewed interest fuelled by the stunning wildflower meadows at the Olympic Park in 2012. e combined elements of eye-catching visual impact, ecological awareness and wildlife value have fuelled sales of wildflower seeds among many of the main seed companies, including ompson & Morgan, Suttons and Mr Fothergill's. With this in mind, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is playing its part during National Gardening Week (April 15-21) as its gardens across the country host talks, demonstrations and events to get gardeners growing wildflowers. Young gardeners will be encouraged to get their hands dirty and learn how to sow their own mini-wildflower meadow, perfect for attracting birds, bugs and creepy crawlies of all types. More experienced gardeners can find out how to support the wildlife in their gardens through a range of talks and interactive workshops on beekeeping, managing meadows and more. Ian LeGros, curator at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex, explains: "Wildflowers are currently going through a massive boom in popularity and are set to be one of the big trends for amateur gardening in 2013.

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"ey are easy to plant and maintain, provide much needed habitats for wildlife and are valuable sources of nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators. "Encouraging wildlife and pollinators is particularly important in urban areas, so if you've a sunny patch of dry ground that won't support much else in your front garden, it's time to convert it into a wildflower meadow." He offers the following tips to those who want to follow the wildflower fashion: ● Choose seed carefully. Wildflowers are easy to grow but, like all plants, need the right conditions if they are going to thrive. Check your soil type and find a mix that will work for it. ● Poor soil? Look to perennials. If you have poor soil perennial wildflowers will do very well as there will be fewer grasses for them to compete with. Buy seed mixes that contain ox-eye daisies, yarrow, harebells, birdsfoot trefoil, cowslips, lady's bedstraw, betony, yellow rattle and others for waving drifts of colour. ● Go mad with colour. If you have well-cultivated soil, annuals such as cornflowers, corn poppies, corn marigolds and corncockles will do well. Toss in a few barley and wheat seeds for an authentic feel. Annuals are a good choice if you are converting an existing border. ● Time of sowing a meadow is important. An annual seed mix


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ree ways to... Disguise a boundary 1. Create a mixed border directly in front of the back fence, making sure some of the plants are as tall as, or taller than, the fence, to blur the edges of your plot. 2. If you have a short garden, make your borders running down the sides of the plot taper outwards so that they are wider at the far end, making the garden appear longer. 3. Divide the garden using plant screens to shift emphasis away from the boundaries. Even a small plot can be divided, using trellis or woven willow as supports for climbing plants ■ HOSTA

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and any electrical work done under the warrant must be checked by the council or an 'approved certifier' (a registered installer). If you're unsure about the rules and regulations that apply to your part of the country, ask the council. You may want to draw up a contract with your chosen electrician, especially for big jobs. is should cover things like the work they'll be doing, the price they've agreed to do it for and how long it should take, so you have some form of redress if things go wrong. While you may need to pay the electrician upfront for materials (check the receipts), it's not advisable to pay them upfront for labour. If they want payment before the job's finished, the best option is to pay them in instalments when they meet agreed targets, so you're not paying them for work they haven't done. When they've finished, ask them for a certificate to prove that the work is safe and legal (building control can also issue this), which you may need when you sell your home. You shouldn't need planning permission to do electrical work, but you may have to apply for listed building consent from your local council if your home's listed. And if it's leasehold, you may need the permission of the freeholder, depending on the terms of the lease. PRODUCT OF THE MONTH Mixing your own paint colours is a great way to create a unique look, use up leftover paint or get the perfect colour if you can't find it in the shops. But using a paint stirrer is time-consuming and hard work, plus it's easy to leave unmixed paint at the bottom of the tin. Instead, use the Titan Power Paint Mixer (£2.99, Screwfix, www.screwfix.com) drill attachment, a very useful and inexpensive addition to your toolbox. You simply pour the paint into a big tub, attach the Titan to your drill, turn it on and mix away - the paint's mixed in minutes and with a lot less arm ache than with a stirrer. HOW-TO TIP Mould and mildew on walls and ceilings is unsightly and unhealthy, but it's common in kitchens, bathrooms and around windows that suffer from condensation. If it's a problem in your home, scrub the area with a specialist cleaning product (try Polycell 3 In 1 Mould Killer, £6.98 for 500ml, B&Q) to get the worst of it off, then use a specialist paint to cover any marks that remain. Ronseal Anti Mould Paint in White (from £18.98 for 750ml, B&Q) works really well and unlike a lot of specialist paints, it's water based, so it's nice to use and dries quickly. As well as covering mould marks, it prevents regrowth for up to six years and is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms because it's moisture and steam resistant ■


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The agents that BRING THE BUYERS to your door Official property advisors to Tottenham Hotspur we are also affiliated with West Ham United

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THE BOWLS, CHIGWELL

HIGHWOOD, WOODFORD GREEN

An opportunity to acquire this huge penthouse apartment in one of Chigwell’s most popular gated developments set in its own superb communal gardens. The accommodation includes three bedroom suites, large lounge, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room and sun terracing. There are two garages and additional visitor parking.

This superb three bedroom apartment has been beautifully cared for by the present owners who have added many attractive features and brought the interior into the 21st century with neutral pastels. The views from the balcony overlook the communal gardens with plenty of light pouring into the lounge from the balcony patio doors. The development is extremely well managed and has recently fitted high security gating. The apartment covers an area of around 1750 Sq.Ft and is one of the most beautifully presented flats in the block. Presented to a show flat standard; we recommend your early inspection.

O.I.E.O £500,000 Only Through Phillip Leigh

£695,000 Only Through Phillip Leigh

FONTAYNE AVENUE, CHIGWELL

BRACKEN DRIVE, CHIGWELL

Situate in one of Chigwell’s most popular turnings within a short walk of Underground Station and shopping at Brook Parade, this bright four bedrooms detached house features two large reception rooms, fitted kitchen, En suite to master bedroom, family bathroom, and attached garage with additional off street parking.

An opportunity to build your dream home on a fine plot, in one of the best parts of Chigwell. Choose from either building a magnificent house on 3 floors, plus a large basement with media room, gym and balcony covering an area of 5377.8 sq ft. Or refurbish and improve the existing house which is on 2 floors covering an area of 2150.7 sq ft. Full planning permission approved.

£574,995

O.I.E.O £950,000

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Only Through Phillip Leigh HARVEST LANE, LOUGHTON

ATRIUM, BUCKHURST HILL

A beautifully presented family home on the popular Great Woodcote Park. Originally built as a five bedroom, The accommodation now comprises master suite, with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, one having an en-suite shower room. The spacious ground floor accommodation provides three reception rooms and a newly fitted and extended kitchen/ breakfast room with separate utility. There is a double width integral garage and the front garden has a private driveway providing off street parking for four vehicles. O.I.E.O £925,000

A chance to acquire this superb three bedroom penthouse, occupying the entire top floor of block C of this prestigious development. The property is accessed by a left direct into the apartment and has been exceptionally well maintained by its current owners who have occupied since new. The accommodation features an excellent living room with terrace, large fitted kitchen diner, two en suite shower rooms, family bathroom and secure parking. The development is ideally located for underground station and excellent shopping. £575,000 LEASEHOLD

Only Through Phillip Leigh

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Official property advisors to Tottenham Hotspur we are also affiliated with West Ham United

HOME FARM, CHIGWELL A beautifully presented home of distinction set in a landscaped setting of approximately one and a half acres on the very edge of Chigwell village. The well planned spacious accommodation extends to almost 6000 sq.ft and is approached via a gated entrance and a long sweeping drive. Designed by the present owners to their individual exacting specification some 15 years ago, it features a 55’ wide garage block, four double bedroom suites, plus 3/4 further bedrooms, games room, stores and massive attic room.

CALL US TO DISCUSS THE PRICE Only Through Phillip Leigh

HAINAULT - £750 PCM

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< Second Floor Flat < One Bedroom < Available Now; Un/Furnished

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A truly substantial residence standing within 2.4 acres and featuring an attached annexe and indoor pool. saWBRidgeWoRth “We were looking to move into a very sizeable property primarily to hold our son’s wedding, we could see immediately that not only could we host the wedding but we would be able to accommodate our visiting family”.

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Ramsden Bellhouse

Boasting accommodation in excess of 6,000 sq. ft., this 6/7 bedroom residence is designed for modern family living and entertaining, within a prestigious location being within only 0.6 miles of the tube station. ePC rating C (79)

Recently constructed and occupying a corner plot within a desirable location. Well proportioned family home featuring five bedrooms, three reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room, finished to a standard that is sure to impress. ePC rating C (78)

enjoying a semi rural atmosphere and sitting within a plot of 1.9 acres with various outbuildings is this Potton designed residence, featuring a splendid kitchen/diner that’s ideally suited to family living. ePC rating d (64)

Price £1,600,000 - £1,700,000

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Boasting a 0.5 acre plot this detached residence is set within a select cul-de-sac location on the edge of a sought after semi rural village. Five bedrooms, three receptions and a kitchen/breakfast room. ePC rating d (59)

situated at the end of a no through road, a four bedroom residence with a due south facing garden of approximately 100ft, only 0.5 miles from shops and station. ePC rating e (44)

a redesigned and refurbished residence featuring a blend of character accommodation and modern living, boasting a splendid contemporary designed kitchen diner. accessible to shops, restaurants, tube station and excellent schooling. ePC rating e (40)

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HUNT APRIL__ 02/04/2013 12:53 Page 1

020 8502 7667 07719 987 904 email: info@huntpropertyservices.co.uk

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Stunning six bedroom, six bathroom detached residence in sought after location. This beautiful property is set over three floors boasting a large open plan high spec kitchen with utility room, adjoining tv room and conservatory. Lounge with french doors to very private large garden. Double integral garage available now un/furnished.

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Magnificent detached six double bedroom house. Grand entrance hallway,porcelain flooring,large handmade walnut kitchen,breakfast area and utility room. Spacious lounge,study and bright conservatory. Two en-suites and two family bathrooms. Private garden,gated driveway and an integral garage. Close to tube and local shops.

732 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8AL

Detached residence with carriage driveway within walking distance from local shops, bistros and tube. Boasting seven bedrooms, five double beds in main house, one bed annexe and a studio apartment. Heated pool and decking area. CCTV system with internal monitors. Unfurnished or furnished.

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Impressive three bedroom ground floor apartment, totally refurbished to a high standard boasting Mark Wilkinson kitchen,open plan lounge. Luxury wall coverings and solid wooden flooring. Gated garden with beautiful views set in an enviable position within Repton Park with CCTV, 24hr concierge, Virgin Active gym.


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Hunt Property Services Ltd - is an independent estate agent, with a portfolio of hand-picked, luxury properties for sale or rent in and around the Chigwell area. We specialise in Repton Park, the exclusive gated development, where we are acknowledged as the leading agent and where the agency’s principal, Hayley Hunt, has been a resident owner for more than 11 years. Living on Repton Park has given her a unique insight into what prospective home owners and tenants are looking for. Hayley personally handles all valuations and is available for consultations and accompanied viewings seven days a week.

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Woodford Green

Detached three bedroom house boasting large private garden. Recently decorated throughout with new carpets and laminate flooring to hall and lounge. Loft is boarded for storage. Private driveway and garage. Available now, unfurnished.

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Charming detached house, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms & w.c. High spec fully integrated kitchen diner with plasma. Lounge with doors to patio and garden, fitted plasma and chandeliers. Double garage and is available furnished.

Stunning two bedroom two bathroom first floor apartment with beautiful views. This apartment has been stylishly designed and boasts solid oak flooring. Fully integrated kitchen. Situated within the prestigious gated development.

Stunning luxury two bedroom, two bathroom ground floor apartment with private gated garden. Boasting high specification kitchen with granite surfaces. Luxury wall coverings and fittings. Set in a gated development.

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Luxury two bedroom two bathroom ground floor apartment set within gated development. Boasting a grand entrance hallway, large bright lounge diner, integrated kitchen, high ceilings and sash windows throughout. CCTV, Virgin Active gym and bistro.

Immaculate townhouse within the gated development of Repton Park. Four double bedrooms & three bathrooms set over three floors. Large bright kitchen diner with separate utility room and integral garage. Landscape garden & driveway.

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abode Woodford Green

£650,000

Situated in Higham Road, Woodford Green is this fine example of a four bedroom Victorian semi detached family home. Built circa 1890 this fantastic property offers a wealth of period features and holds much of its original charm. The spacious accommodation includes a large through reception and a well appointed kitchen.

South Woodford

Two double bedroom, purpose built ground floor flat located in a secure gated compound close to the Central Line and shops. This property benefits from being newly decorated throughout, laminate floors, newly fitted kitchen and bath with shower mixer.

Woodford Green

Situated in Finchingfield Avenue, Woodford Green is this ground floor two bedroom maisonette. The property comprises of a good size lounge, fitted kitchen, utility area, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The exterior offers a driveway and off street parking.

£215,000

£225,000

Woodford Green

Woodford Green

£760,000

Situated on the popular Monkhams Estate, Woodford Green is this spacious three bedroom mock Tudor semi detached family home. The accommodation comprises of a spacious entrance hall, two generous receptions, a fitted kitchen and ground floor cloakroom. The first floor hold three well proportioned bedrooms.

South Woodford

Situated on the desirable Queen Mary development, South Woodford is this spacious two bedroomed apartment. The property offers contemporary living with a spacious lounge open plan to a modern kitchen, two double bedrooms with an en-suite to the master.

£299,950

£800,000

Situated in the Glade on the much favoured Knightons Estate is this imposing five bedroom, two bathroom detached family home. This impressive property offers extremely spacious accommodation that includes three receptions, kitchen / breakfast area and ground floor wc. The first floor holds five bedrooms with an En-Suite and dressing room to the master. There is a well tended rear garden and a driveway giving access to an integral garage.

Woodford Green

Situated in Fyfield Road, Woodford Green is this extended three bedroom semi detached family home. Being presented to high standard throughout this spacious property offers accommodation that includes a reception with garden views and a kitchen/diner.

£300,000

South Woodford

Abode offer as sole agents this two bedroom townhouse situated in this most sought after of developments. Being located close to Churchfields School this property offers well presented accommodation that includes a well presented Lounge and fitted kitchen.

£310,000

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020 8506 5858 | abode-property.co.uk 380-382 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 OXQ


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abode Woodford Green

£775,000

Situated in The Glade on the prestigious Knightons Estate is this three double bedroom, two bathroom detached family home. Presented to a high standard throughout this light and spacious property offers accommodation that includes two generous receptions, conservatory and well appointed kitchen.

Woodford Green

Situated in Roding Lane North, Woodford Green is this extremely well presented three bedroom family home. The property offers a good size lounge, kitchen/ diner, family room and utility room, There are three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor.

Woodford Green

Situated on the ever popular Laings Estate is this three bedroom double bayed semi detached family home. Being offered chain free this well presented property has accommodation that includes two receptions , a fitted kitchen and conservatory. A must see.

£325,000

£425,000

Woodford Green

Woodford Green

£925,000

Located in Nesta Road, Woodfrod Green is this stunning four bedroom, two bathroom detached family home. Being presented to a very high standard throughout this 1930's built property offer generous accommodation that includes an impressive entrance hall and two large receptions.

Woodford Green

Situated in Broadmead Road, Woodford Green is this three bedroom semi detached extended family home. This spacious property offers accommodation that includes a good size reception, large open plan kitchen/diner and ground floor shower room. Call to view.

£435,000

£925,000

Situated in the heart of the Knightons Estate is this stunning four bedroom, three bathroom detached family home. Being presented to an extremely high standard throughout this light and spacious home offer accommodation that includes a large entrance hall, a generous reception, a well appointed kitchen/diner with garden views, utility room and cloakroom. The first and second floors hold four double bedrooms with an en-suite and dressing room to the master.

Woodford Green

Situated in Marion Grove, Woodford Green is this three bedroom 1930's built semi detached family home. Being in need of some updating this light and spacious property offers accommodation that includes two large receptions, a fitted kitchen, ground floor wc and utility area.

£450,000

Woodford Green

Situated in Empress Avenue, Woodford Green is this superb four bedroom period family home. This extended property is offered for sale with an extremely high standard of finish and comprises of two large receptions, a handcrafted bespoke kitchen, orangery and ground floor cloakroom.

£650,000

makingalltherightmoves

020 8506 5858 | abode-property.co.uk 380-382 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 OXQ


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Big Congratulations to Lord Alan Sugar and Redrow Homes Eastern for their 2013 Building Design Awards by Loughton Town Council last week. ■ Amshold have recently renovated Amshold House in Goldings Hill. ■ Redrow Homes Eastern for the terrace at Borders Crescent. As mentioned in one of my features last month about Blue Plaques in the area, the above two buildings will also be receiving their Blue Plaques. ere are so many beautiful properties in Essex and the following are just a few outstanding examples. EPPING – COPPED HALL Copped Hall is the jewel of the Essex countryside. e ambiance, scenery, atmosphere and overwhelming sense of place leaves you almost breathless with excitement for all the romantic possibilities. Despite fantasy and fiction, the realities are infinitely more interesting and intriguing. To briefly summarise the incredibly rich history, the original medieval building of Copped Hall belonged to the Fitzauchers from 1150 to 1337. Sir John Shardlow conveyed Copped hall to the Abbots of Waltham in 1350 where it was held until 1537 then surrendered to Henry VIII. BRENTWOOD PROPERTIES Brentwood’s best residential area has to be Hutton Mount. Epitomising the most elegant of Essex mansions, detached homes worth in excess of £1 million, sit regally in the property’s surrounding land and exquisite gardens. Quiet roads, meander into sumptuous turnings, where each street offers aesthetic beauty and fabulous, individually styled grand homes. Most of the properties have the perfect gardens to enjoy a relaxing summer’s day or party: or for a nocturnal soiree with friends and/or family.

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Brentwood is only 18 miles from London so convenient for commuters using rail links, the motorway or main roads. Also for those travelling abroad for recreation or business, Brentwood is strategically located within an hour of main and local airports. Yet despite its close proximity to the city and a bustling town centre and industrial parks, residents can also enjoy the benefits of living within an area, which has many beautiful villages, parks and farmlands. Culturally and with respect to other beautifully design buildings, there is Brentwood Cathedral and the ruins of St. omas a Becket Chapel. CHIGWELL PROPERTIES Chigwell has many properties to suit all tastes; however a prerequisite is a generous budget! For those looking for captivating and old-fashioned character style homes, there are exquisite and elegant cottages on pretty lanes. Alternatively and for those with larger families or who need more space or room for the fleet of cars, the outdoor/indoor swimming pool and/or tennis court, are the palatial, rambling, unique mansions which are the area’s hallmark. Famed for the quality of the property and the famed owners, Chigwell’s residents are a core group of successful media executives, entrepreneurs and sporting celebrities. So whether you live in Brentwood, Epping, Loughton, Wanstead, South Woodford, Chigwell or Buckhurst Hill, each of these areas are outstanding and beautiful places to live, to bring up a family, or simply to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle ■


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