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Issue 06 August September 2019

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elcome to the Summer edition of Focus Stony Stratford, here’s hoping for some long hot days and the opportunity to dust off the BBQ!! Within this edition there are lots of interesting articles for you to read, including a piece on the Stony Girl Guides and some advice on how to make long car journeys with the kids a little bit more bearable! You will also find some useful tips if you are going to be driving abroad over the holidays.

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in the next edition please email the details to events@ focusmagazinegroup.co.uk That’s it from us, enjoy your Summer and we will be back in the Autumn!

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Contents August - September 2019 Issue Number 6

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Entertainment & Leisure

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Food & Drink

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Health & Fitness

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Beauty & Wellbeing

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Business & Professional

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Education

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Pets

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Home Services

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Homes & Interiors

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Tradespeople

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Windows & Conservatories

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Gardens & Outdoor Maintenance

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Motors

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Natural mosquito repellents Don't let those pesky biters ruin your outside enjoyment See page 17

Even parents need downtime!

A little time to yourself benefits the whole family See page 18

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2019: Dancing Through the Year at Stagecoach MK

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alented local Stagecoach students have appeared on stage this year in not just one, but two hit musicals at Milton Keynes Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat visited Milton Keynes Theatre in April in a technicoloured explosion of joy and students from Stagecoach Milton Keynes and Milton Keynes East sang in the Joseph Choir. All had an amazing time performing in this sparkling family musical, alongside Union J’s Jaymi Hensley, who donned the Technicolour Dreamcoat on this tour. Cameron Mackintosh’s new and stirring production of Les Miserables visited packed houses at Milton Keynes Theatre in June. This brilliant new staging has been hailed ‘Les Mis for the 21st Century’, passing it on to a new generation and two gifted young Milton

Keynes Stagecoach students, Shanyia, 10 and Maryam, 8 experienced this first hand, winning the iconic roles of Young Eponine and Little Cosette. These exceptionally talented youngsters enjoyed standing ovations with the entire company after every single performance. The Stagecoach Troupe is dancing through the year, performing recently at The Cresset Theatre, Peterborough in a showcase with Stagecoach Events. Stagecoach does not set out to promote glitz and glamour, but rather to educate students by stretching imagination and developing creativity. Weekly dance, drama and singing lessons teach the skills that underpin these qualities, not just on the stage, but for the rest of their lives. www.stagecoach.co.uk/miltonkeynes Email miltonkeynes@stagecoach.co.uk Tel 01908 698333

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Entertainment & Leisure

Bill’s Coach Hire 01908 613000 Day Trips/UK Holiday’s 2019

www.billscoachhire.co.uk info@billscoachhire.co.uk

Royal Chelsea Hospital, London Monday 19th August 2019

Drayton Manor Theme Park Wednesday 28th August 2019

Discover the history behind this unique national institution led by a resident Chelsea Pensioner. You will marvel at Sir Christopher Wren’s stunning buildings, hear the captivating stories of our inhabitants – both past and present – and learn about what life is like for today’s veterans at the Royal Hospital. Accessibility Please note that the tour covers internal and external spaces and includes 10 steps to the Great Hall and Chapel, although there are benches located throughout the site should you require to sit down. Leaves from Bill’s Coach and Minibus Hire 1 Hollin Lane, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HT at 11.30am and leaves from London at 16.30pm.

Have a thrill-packed day of adventure, laughs and family fun at Drayton Manor, the awesome theme park in Staffordshire, England. Made up of an impressive seven different fun-filled areas, Drayton Manor has plenty of adrenaline-pumping rides ideal for groups of friends, as well as gentler rides, shows and activities, perfect for all the family. Meet Thomas & Friends at Europe’s only Thomas Land. Leaves from Bill’s Coach and Minibus Hire 1 Hollin Lane, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HT at 08.30am and leaves from Drayton Manor at 17.30pm.

£35 per person Guided tour included

Salute To The 1940’s festival Historic Dockyard Chatham Saturday 21st September 2019 £40.00 per adult, £38.00 over 60’s £34.00 per child 5-15yrs, Under 5’s free of charge

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is proud to bring you the most exciting family friendly vintage festival on the UK circuit. Paying homage to the heyday of the big band and blitz spirit, showcasing the best the era has to offer and considered one of the country’s best! Lovers of vintage fashion and ‘40s collectors will delight in the Courtyard Vintage Fair and the 1940s’ Village Fete, which will be filled with throw-back goodies including fashion, accessories, jewellery, uniforms and so much more From numerous areas filled with unique vintage traders and stalls, to nostalgic sing-a-longs and ‘40s entertainment, fashion shows and vintage car parades. Leaves from Bill’s Coach and Minibus Hire 1 Hollin Lane, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HT at 08.30am and leaves from Chatham at 16.00pm.

Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent Saturday 28th September 2019 £23.00 per adult

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£40.00 per person 4yrs Up £35.00 each - 2-3yrs old Under 2’s free of charge Price includes entrance fee

Bluewater Shopping Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, with countless stores, restaurants and cafés for visitors to enjoy. Bluewater hosts events year-round as well as entertainment for children, including an adventure park and 4-D theatre. Leaves from Bill’s Coach and Minibus Hire 1 Hollin Lane, Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes, MK12 6HT at 08.30am and leaves from Bluewater at 17.30pm.

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Become a Girl Guide volunteer

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irlguiding offers a safe, welcoming, girl only space for girls and young women to try new things, help other people and discover their passions and talents. All while having fun with a group of ready-made friends!

We're dedicated to girls leading the way - they choose the activities, challenges and events that inspire them, and our volunteers support them to make it happen. Because girls shape and lead everything we do, we know that we're offering the best opportunities and experiences for girls today. Guiding is also excellent value for money and we have a range of support available to enable all girls – regardless of ability or financial circumstance – to get involved with Guiding. Our volunteers do amazing things - some of which might surprise you! You could find yourself white

water rafting, sleeping in the National Space Centre, training guiding Leaders overseas, camping under the stars, celebrating or singing along with 10,000 girls at Wembley Arena. They also run projects, events and activities that give girls the chance to discover their potential and learn new skills that set them up for life. There are lots of ways you can volunteer with Girlguiding – it’s flexible and can fit around busy lifestyles. You can even acquire new skills and receive training while making a real difference. So, are you interested? What are you waiting for? Volunteer and make a difference! We currently need volunteers in Stony Stratford and Wolverton. If you can help or would like more information, please email us or visit the website. Email: wolvertondc@outlook.com www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/ become-a-volunteer/

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Entertainment & Leisure

Great choice, Great value, Great Billing!

Come to Billing Garden Village and enjoy the friendly, efficient service and family atmosphere. Food Gifts & Crafts Hair & Beauty Home & Garden Motoring Pets Shoes & Fashion Ice Cream Parlour And lots more! over e r a e r e Th ique 20 bout services d shops an AMPLE FREE PARKING

Open 7 days a week: Mon – Sat 9am – 6pm, Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm

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Socks and Sandals – is it EVER ok to wear them together?

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he trend of wearing socks with sandals has always been worthy of an arrest by the fashion police. Truth is, old men everywhere have been wearing sandals with crisp white socks for as long as there have been old men in the world. But now the trend has hit the “gansta” scene and has quickly become one of the most laughable fashion trends of this century!

Of course, for most people socks and sandals together are a no go. After all, if it’s warm enough for sandals then it’s likely it's too hot to wear socks. If you need to wear socks to keep your feet warm, the chances are it’s too cold to be wearing sandals. The question is . . . Is it ever ok to wear socks and sandals?

The answer is quite clear . . . no, socks with sandals is a fashion blunder. As always, fashion is changing. We live in a world where showing bra straps, wearing a ring on every finger, intentionally filling your front teeth with gold fillings and wearing cut-off blue jeans that barely cover your bum are common occurrences. Now we have to contend with sliders. Unfortunately they are appearing in all the high street stores and the younger generation are buying them like they are going out of fashion (we can hope!) Socks and sliders are popping up in schools, parks and streets near you, right now and they are being worn in all weathers! All we can hope for is that this ridiculous trend is one that won’t last!!

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Monastery Farm Caravan Storage

Monastery Farm, Shutlanger near Towcester NN12 7RU Secure, outside and under cover storage for recreational vehicles including small boats. CloSe To A5 – A508 – M1 jUNCTioN 15 ANd good liNkS To M40

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for more details and to arrange a visit to the site

Billing Garden Village Behind the car wash through the red gates.

All locally made. We do over 20 different flavours of ice cream & sorbets Birthday Parties Cart hire Bean to cup coffee Hot chocolate Gluten free ice cream & cones Vegan ice cream Sugar free ice cream cream Bubble waffles And much more...

We also supply wholesale ice cream & sorbets to local businesses, so please get in touch to discuss further.

Open: Mon - Sat 9.30am - 5.00pm & Sunday - 10.30am - 3.00pm T: 07402 43338 Billing Garden Village, Northampton NN3 9EX 12

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Food & Drink

Are long car journeys your worst nightmare?

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hat do parents dread most about long car journeys? It’s not the cost of the fuel, the traffic or Sunday drivers. It’s the thought of their little cherubs stuck in the back of the car for hours . . the squabbling, the poking, and the whining! Then there are the impatient cries of 'Are we there yet?' Here are our top picks of free car games to help the time pass peacefully.

Car Bingo This one takes a little preparation before you set off. Make a list or picture card of things you might see on your journey. For example, cows, police cars, tractor, castle, service station, train etc. Get the kids to cross them off as they spot each item. The winner is the first person to spot everything.

I’m Going On A Picnic This alphabet based memory game is great for kids. The first player says 'I’m going on a picnic and I’m bringing . . .' followed by something beginning with A, such as apples. The second player repeats what the first player says buts adds something that begins with B. And so on through the rest of the alphabet. If someone forgets an item they are out. The last player to be able to recite all the items on the list wins. Word Association Game One person starts by saying a word - it can be absolutely anything - then take it in turns to come up with a word that has some connection to the previous word. For example, the first person could say cup, the second could say coffee, the third could say bean and so on.

Potterspury House Restaurant

Dine at Potterspury House! We offer breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and a la carte menu.

Contact us for menus, to book and more information Potterspury House Restaurant, Potterspury House, 3 Poundfield Road, Potterspury NN12 7QL

www.potterspuryhouse.co.uk Tel: 01908 804805 Email: dining@potterspuryhouse.co.uk Please remember to mention Focus Magazines when you respond to advertisements

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The Old Talbot Main Menu A lovely 17th century, grade 2 listed family pub Great Food, Family Garden, Restaurant and Live Music Open 7 days a week with food served Tuesday – Sunday Starters

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Breaded Brie (V) - £6.95

Garlic Bread (V) - £2.75

Served with Cranberry Sauce

Gluten free option available

Chicken Liver Pate - £6.95

Garlic Bread with Cheese (V) - £3.25

Served with Toasted Farmhouse and

Gluten free option available

Red Onion Chutney

Onion Rings (V) - £2.25

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta (V) (VE) – £5.95 Drizzled with Balsamic Glaze Chilli and Garlic Prawns - £6.95 Served with warm Toasted Bread (Gluten free option available)

Breaded Garlic Mushrooms (V) - £6.25 Served with Garlic Mayonnaise

Gluten free option available

Chips - £2.25 Cheesy Chips - £2.75 Sweet Potato Fries - £2.25 Halloumi Fries - £3.95 Side Salad - £2.50 Homemade Coleslaw - £1.75

Call on 01908 418918 to book now GF available = Please advise your server. GF = This dish is Gluten Free. V = This dish is Vegetarian. VE = This dish is Vegan. VE available = please advise your server Please advise of any food allergies in your party when making your booking GF bread alternative available - please advise your server on ordering

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Mains Rib Eye Steak - £19.95

Chilli Beef Nachos / Vegetable Chilli (V) (VE)

Sirloin Steak - £18.95

Nachos – £9.95

All served with choice of Potato, Mushroom, Tomato, Onion Rings and Peas

Topped with Melted Cheese and served with Sour Cream, Salsa and Guacamole Hand Battered Fish and Chips – £11.95

(Gluten free option available)

Steak Sauce – Creamy Peppercorn, Garlic and

Served with a choice of Garden or Mushy Peas and

Mushroom or Dianne - £1.50

Homemade Tatar Sauce (Gluten free option available)

Gammon Steak – £10.95

Crispy Golden Scampi – £9.25

Served with a choice of Egg or Pineapple, Mush-

Served with Chips, Garden or Mushy Peas and

room, Tomato and choice of Potato

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Liver, Bacon and Onions - £9.95

Ham, Egg and Chips - £8.95

Served with Potato Choice and Seasonal Vegetable Minted Lamb Shank - £11.95

Homemade Beef Lasagne - £10.95 Served with Garlic Bread and Salad

Served on a bed of Creamy Mash with Tender Stream Broccoli

Homemade Beef Burger - £9.95 Served with Chips and Salad Garnish

Yorkshire Stack - £10.95 Sausages and Mash in Homemade Yorkshire served with Seasonal Vegetables (Vegetarian / Gluten free option available)

Southern Fried Chicken Burger - £9.95 Served with Lettuce and Mayonnaise with Chips and Salad Garnish Add Bacon, Cheese, Salad or Fried Onions for

BBQ Chicken Stack – £10.95 Chicken Breast with Bacon and BBQ Sauce served with Chips and Garnish

70p Upgrade any Dish with Sweet Potato Fries for just £1.00

Please speak to your server with any dietary requirements or allergens advice

Have you seen our special board for more delicious choices?

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Don’t let mosquitos ruin your Summer!

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armer weather means revelling in outdoor activities like sunbathing and barbeques. Along with these plusses comes one tiny nuisance . . . Mosquitoes!!

When it comes to fending off mosquito bites, synthetic repellents are not your only option. There are plenty of natural alternatives to ward off these pesky pests. The reason most insect repellents have a lemon scent is that mosquitoes don’t like it. Adding lemon juice to your drinking water every day can help to avoid attracting mosquitoes. A slightly smellier alternative is to rub garlic cloves on any exposed skin. This is obviously not one of the most popular choices! The non-smelly alternative to garlic cloves is to take a Vitamin B1 tablet regularly.

Vitamin B1 gives off an odour that we can’t detect, but it does repel mosquitoes, gnats and other biting insects. Another handy tip is to try and avoid getting too hot. As unpleasant as it sounds, mosquitoes are attracted to warm, sweating bodies. You will most likely already be warmer than normal so try and find a way of staying cool and limit sweaty activities. Try to wear light colours as darker fabrics tend to soak up more of the sun, making you warmer and a tasty target for bloody thirsty mosquitoes. Also insects generally prefer dark colours as they contrast with their surroundings. Should you still be unlucky enough to be bitten, the most important thing is to remember is don’t scratch! One natural anti-scratch remedy is to rub banana peel on the bite!

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Beauty & Wellbeing

Parents shouldn’t feel guilty taking time for themselves

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here are 258 worldwide births per minute, resulting in 516 individuals becoming parents for the first time or expanding their family every 60 seconds. Only parents know the true extent that having a child has on your life, with time, energy and undivided attention required at all times. With no pre-written handbook to give answers to the meaning of newborn cries, handling the ‘terrible twos’ or even how to complete school homework, the journey, whilst rewarding, can also be exhausting. Being a parent often means that the needs of everyone else come first. Taking time to recharge is key in supporting your social life, fitness levels and overall physical and mental health. It’s easy to feel like taking time for yourself could lead to your children suffering due to time without you, but taking a small break can be hugely beneficial.

From the day they’re born, children observe and imitate those around them and are easily influenced in how they should behave. Because of this, parents are setting examples to their children on a daily basis. It's common knowledge that parents suffer from sleep deprivation. New parents get, on average, 4 hours and 44 minutes of sleep a night. This lack of slumber will not only increase feelings of exhaustion but can affect overall functioning ability and we can end up feeling burned out and resentful. One of the greatest pleasures is spending time with your children. Small adjustments will help you adapt to taking the time for the self-care that you deserve.

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As a working mum to a seven year old, the long holidays fill me with dread - juggling work and childcare is quite frankly near on impossible! It often ends up with my husband and I having to take time off work separately, meaning we lose out on much

needed family-time together. However, it does give us both one-on-one time with him. Then there’s the guilt – from asking friends and family to help out and also the feeling you are not spending as much time as you should with your child, as your non-working friends are able to do with theirs. Social media can make it worse, posts of family days out and exotic holidays can make working parents feel inadequate or that they are missing out. Whilst I won’t spend every day of the holidays being Mummy, I hope my son will grow up knowing his parents worked hard to provide for him and that way we make the most of the days that we do have together and cherish those long hot summer days just playing in the garden or going to the park. So next time you see a relieved looking mum at the gates as school re-starts, don’t think badly of her, congratulate her on surviving the holidays!!

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in place to prevent more inquisitive pets from getting too close! Also, some pets like the sweet taste of the firelighters so keep these out of reach!

Toxic everyday essentials Household products can be hazardous to your pets so make sure you keep washing detergent, cleaning chemicals and medicine products out of reach.

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Bring your own bottle Plastic bottles are one of the most frequently found items on beach cleans globally. The lids commonly end up in seabirds’ stomachs. Switch to a reusable stainless steel version. Say no to plastic cutlery By carrying a spork or bamboo cutlery, you could personally save 466 items of unnecessary plastic every year. It’s thought that we use plastic cutlery for just 3 minutes before throwing it away! Ditch the cling wrap Unlike cling film that cannot be recycled, foil is recyclable. So if you are using foil, make sure you put it in the recycling bin after use! Or try new Beeswax Wraps, made from 100% cotton, pine resin, jojoba oil and local beeswax they are 100% natural and environmentally friendly.

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will be given away FREE to everyone who attends the Stamp Fair as a keepsake, whilst stocks last of course. As well as a variety of Stamp Dealers and members selling stamps and covers at the Fair, it is a great opportunity for anyone thinking of joining the Stamp Club to meet many of the members who will be on hand during the day. Refreshments as always will be available including freshly made bacon rolls, and lots of home made cakes to tempt you.

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Friday 2nd August & Friday 6th September EatStreet MK Bringing you the finest in gourmet, restaurant quality street food. The menu changes every month, with six or seven vendors bringing all manner of high quality street food. As always, there will be a real ale bar, also catering for wine and soft drink drinkers. At York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford 5pm – 10pm. Saturday 24th August Table Top Craft Fair At The Cock Inn, Stony Stratford from 10am – 4pm.

Monday 26th August Stony Stratford Town Fayre From 12noon – 4pm. Live music, children's activities, stalls and much more. For enquiries or to book a stall please contact the organising committee. Email keith.tilley@stonystratford.gov.uk Tuesday 3rd September Stony Stratford Floral Club Come Fly With Me - a demonstration at Russell Street School Hall, Russell Street, Stony Stratford 7.30pm. Cost £8 for visitors. Contact Sue on 01908 564453 or Judy on 01908 569429 for more information.

Wednesday 4th September Claire Hastings and Jenn Butterworth in Concert Glasgow based folksinger, songwriter, ukulele player and guitarist Claire Hastings has made a name for herself on the folk scene since winning BBC Young Traditional Musician of the year in 2015. At Beechey Room (rear entrance) York House Centre, Stony Stratford from 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets £12, please call 01908 563361 to book. You may bring your own refreshments. Wednesday 18th September Wolverton & District Archaeological & Historical Society Lecture History of the Grand Junction and Union Canals by Roly Doggett. At St Mary & St Giles School, St George Crescent, Stony Stratford at 7.30pm. Saturday 14th September Table Top Craft Fair At The Cock Inn, Stony Stratford from 10am – 4pm. Saturday 28th September MKBiergarten’s Oktoberfest MK Biergarten and York House are collaborating to celebrate the most famous of all German beer festivals, Bavarian food and oompah-style music. At York House, Stony Stratford 12noon – 10pm (children welcome until 7pm). Entry is £20 on the door which includes a first mass of beer and a £5 deposit for the glass or £10 with a smaller glass and the first pint.

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