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November - December 2011

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PERFORMERS ACADEMY Come along and have some fun in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Helps to build confidence and keep fit, Take part in local events in your community. Classes held in Bugbrooke & Daventry

STREET DANCE • BALLET • MODERN JAZZ • PRE SCHOOL BALLET • TAP ACROBATICS • GYMNASTICS • SINGING • PERFORMANCE SKILLS •URBAN FUNK tel: 01604 832 311 mob: 07926 752 410

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Welcome

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ere we are again, at the beginning at the end of another year! Why is it that Christmas comes around so quickly? It feels like no sooner have I packed my Christmas decorations away and put them back in the loft that I’m dusting off my Christmas tree to put it up all over again!

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Welcome Health, Beauty & Fitness Food & Drink Services You co u Computers adverti ld be s ing in Focus Pets Midsh ires from Homes £20 a just Sudoku month Tel: 013 Gardens 27 3537 53 Vehicle Hire

Because the festive season is a time for friends and family it’s a time which provokes some rather unexpected thoughts for me. I start to think and reflect reflect what I have done with the past year and I start to make plans for the next one. The mistakes I have made the choices I have taken, both good and bad but more importantly, my hopes and dreams for my nearest and dearest. I also think about those who are sadly no longer with us and count my blessings that I’m still able to enjoy the family I still have. So let’s get busy planning another Christmas full of wonderful memories and for any of you who are usually Bah Humbug - just remember Ebenezer Scrooge. It really isn’t that bad?

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This magazine is printed with vegetablebased inks, and can be safely re-cycled We gratefully acknowledge the support of businesses whose adverts appear in the Focus Midshires, whilst every care is taken to assure accuracy, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is accepted on strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that the descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. Any reproduction of any material is forbidden without the written consent of the publishers. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for views expressed by contributors, or for the accuracy of claims made by the advertisers.

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

MALCOLM JACKSON Keep fit and have fun Unisex Salon for all age groups

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ere at Performers, we provide fun, fitness and a passion for performing and we would like to share all this with you.

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The BTDA has a carefully structured series of awards to suit every age and level of student. Students work through the grades and can finally achieve a Diploma in Theatre Dance.

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Running along side our grade classes are our performance skills classes where we learn our show routines and other aspects of performing. Our open classes at Daventry include Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Street Dance and singing classes and for

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Health, Beauty & Fitness the younger children we offer music and movement with Melody Bear. All these exciting things happen at Daventry Community Centre on a Saturday. At Bugbrooke, we have classes for Preschool on a Tuesday at 4.30pm with older pupils on a Wednesday evening. Our performance skills at Bugbrooke varies from week to week and includes show routines, Singing and Drama.

At Bugbrooke, we have classes for Preschool on a Tuesday at 4.30pm with older pupils on a Wednesday evening If you would like more details we would love to hear from you on 01604 832311.

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

Chocolate tasting… what could be better?

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ome and join local business owner Frank O'Callaghan from Humbugs in Towcester, for his annual Chocolate tasting sessions on the run up to Christmas. Every Tuesday during November between 7pm and 8pm he will be having an informal gathering of friends to test the most delightful treats of all. Not only does it give you an opportunity to wonder around and sample your old favourites like Milk Flaked Truffles, but some rather unusual choices as well. This year Frank will be boasting his Lime and Chilli Ganache. Places are limited so you will need to reserve your space - just call Frank at the shop on 01327 358725 and he’ll book you in!

Entry Fee is £1, towards a local charity, come on what else will you be doing on a cold, dark blustery night?

Silverstone Cycle Shop RESERVE YOUR BIKE m FOR CHRISTMAS s fro bike Call into our showroom

• Bikes • Servicing • Repairs • Accessories • Shoes • Helmets • Tyres • Clothing

Open Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.30pm & Sat 9.00am-4.00pm

Tel 01327 858510 / 01327 858885 www.bainesracing.co.uk

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Food & Drink

Don’t miss The Indian Chief’s very special visitor

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he "Indian Chief” Narrowboat will be sailing along the grand union canal again this year on Saturdays and Sundays throughout December for the famous Santa Cruises.

These cruises have been popular now for over 15 years and each year sees more and more visitors from out of the area. It makes me wonder if our local community actually know of their existence or maybe all of you locals have already been!

On the return journey, the children are able to play party games to Christmas music whilst they are joined by Santa The journey starts when departure takes place at The Boat Inn Stoke Bruerne for an hour and a half cruise through the icy waters of the Grand Union Canal towards Blisworth and the famous Blisworth Tunnel. On the return journey, the children are able to play party games to Christmas music whilst they are joined

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(as I understand it) – by a popular celebrity, Santa where they are able to talk to him and tell him what they wish for and more importantly whether they have been good enough this year! Santa will of course be giving presents to all the children (good or not)! So why not wrap up on a December wintery day, and let your children experience seeing Santa in a unique way to make it an experience they will always remember. Check availability at The Boat Inn Stoke Bruerne on 01604 862428.

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Food & Drink

A Warm Welcome Awaits You at the newly refurbished Narrow Boat at Weedon Food is freshly prepared by our award nominated chef and sourced from local suppliers where possible

• Casino Royal New Years Eve, Live Band, Casino and Buffet, book your place now

• Christmas day and Festive bookings Now Being Taken • Real log fires in bar and dining areas • Come and enjoy one of our delicious breakfasts daily

from 7.30 to 10.00am • Newly refurbished En-Suite bedrooms with Breakfast from £75 per night • Functions & Business Meetings catered for with free WIFI Whatever the reason for your visit a warm friendly welcome is offered to all. Karen & Richard Bray and family.

Tel: 01327 340333 Have a look on our website: www.narrowboatatweedon.co.uk

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he average person sleeps about 7 or 8 hours a night: at an average of 49 hours each week – with 168 hours in an entire week - we actually spend 30% of our lives catching some zzzz’s.

I can’t think of a single thing that I do that takes up 30% of my time! Maybe it’s just me, but how many of us say, there aren’t enough hours in the day or enough days in the week. Well it’s hardly surprising is it because by the time we reach 40 we have spent an average of 11.5 years in bed!

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Food & Drink

You are Invited to a Party at THE OLD TALBOT POTTERSPURY Enjoy a fantastic 3 course meal, music and dancing till 1am with your friends or colleagues For just £25.00 pp (please visit the website for full menu) Available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout December, excluding Christmas Eve Only a £5.00 deposit pp is required to secure the booking with the balance and Pre-order due 14 days prior to your booking

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Services

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Local accountants adds to its portfolio of services

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ack in the mid 80’s Leslie Hartwell started up a modest accountancy business serving the local community. After retiring some 7 years ago, both Leslie and his partner Bob have left the business in excellent hands with Roger Eddowes and his team of 5. They now boast being stronger than ever – in the form of Chancery Accounts and Tax LLP (Formerly Chancery Hartwell LLP). Working

Specialising in the small owner managed businesses, they are known for their approachability and personal service.

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• Bookkeeping • VAT • Payroll • Independent Financial Advice

With all the above, the last thing you need is yet another firm of numbercrunchers…. At Chancery Hartwell LLP and Chancery IFA LLP we believe that our business is to solve problems, exploit opportunities and turn advice into action, not just crunch numbers. We are committed to developing a close relationship with our clients, which enables us to understand and work with them in dealing with the many challenges and opportunities they face today. Contact us today fora free initial consultation.

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Be careful with the treats for your pet at Christmas

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ith Christmas just around the corner it’s time to think of all the tasty food that will be on your tables over the festive period. At this time of year especially, it can be tempting to give your pets some extra treats (or for them to help themselves!). However, although your pets may love these treats they can be very harmful to them. One of the most commonly reported poisonings in dogs at this time of year is from chocolate. Even a small amount of chocolate can potentially lead to severe signs of toxicity. Cats, rabbits, rodents and other animals can also be affected. Other Christmas treats that can be very dangerous to your pet are Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mince pies. Grapes, raisins, sultanas and currants can be extremely toxic and can cause kidney failure in some dogs and cats. Peanuts and macadamia nuts

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Pets are also reported to have caused signs of toxicity in pets. If your pet does enjoy a little taste of turkey on Christmas day, avoid giving them any stuffing or gravy containing onions. Even when cooked, onions can cause stomach upsets and can even lead to anaemia in pets. And, once it’s all over, and you’re trying to shed those extra pounds, please don’t be tempted to feed any mouldy leftovers to your pet. Mouldy foods (including blue cheese) can also contain dangerous toxins. If you are concerned that your pet may have eaten something toxic please contact your vet immediately. So, if you do want to treat your pet this Christmas, please make sure to feed them only pet friendly foods! Supplied by Towcester Veterinary Centre Tel: 01327 350239

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Homes Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through to 9, with no repetition. That’s all there is to it! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up.

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Inspiration for your home at Káren Jane Interiors

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f you have a love of the great indoors, then you must visit Káren Jane Interiors shop in Towcester, for this is truly, a home furnishings shop with a difference.

Situated in a beautiful converted barn, it is full, not only with everything you need to furnish your home but with a wonderful selection of giftware for all the family, including unusual scented paperweights, animal door stops, Scarves, wallets and accessories for Men, exquisite Ladies coats, jackets, handbags, scarves and gloves by Ness, and reasonably priced fashion jewellery. Beautifully laid out in room sets, the showrooms include a good display of sofas by some of the most renowned names in British Upholstery, also on show are their new ranges of lounge, dining and bedroom furniture alongside a great range of unusual and quirky mirrors.

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Homes They have a stunning selection of indoor and outdoor lighting on display in every room and in their extensive catalogues. This is a shop where you can browse unhurried, in a relaxed atmosphere, safe in the knowledge that if you need assistance, then either Káren or Nick, will be there to help, offer advice and provide you with a level of service and attention that you rarely see nowadays. Whatever you are looking for, even if it is just inspiration, then Káren Jane Interiors is definitely the place for you, a truly delightful experience.

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Landlord Certificates

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Make a note in your diary so you don’t miss their Autumn Open Evening event on Friday, November 11th, 5.30 – 8.30pm, where you can see all their latest ranges and sample some of their fine hospitality. The Káren Jane Interiors advert is on page 31, inside back cover, of this magazine, or visit their showroom.

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Fireplace Building Maintenance Service Stove Servicing x Industrial Boilers x Wood Burners x Back Boilers Oil Boilers x Gas Flues Weddings Attended All areas covered

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The latest news from Barnett Motorsport

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fter the 7 week summer break the Toyota MR2 Championship returned to action at Silverstone for the 750 Motor Club Summer Festival. The Barnett Motorsport Team were feeling positive as some suspension geometry changes made by Pro-Align seemed to be paying dividends in a rare test day prior to the race meeting. Rob’s experience of Silverstone and proven track record meant all were positive ahead of rounds 8 and 9. A problem on the opening lap of qualifying left Rob with an ailing car that he nursed round for the minimum 3

laps needed to qualify. This left him down in 30th place for the first race and 31st for the second from a field of 39. “It’s disappointing as I think we had the pace to be top 6 in qualifying today”, Rob said, “but that’s motor racing and we’ll see how far we

can move forward in the races.” And move forward he did as he cut through the field to 13th place on a drying track. The second race was more challenging as it was later discovered that an anti roll bar droplink failed leaving Rob with inconsistent handling and wheel spin but the Towcester driver still brought the car home having got up to 24th. The car will now go to Briar Hill Engineering for repair ahead of the 6 hour Birkett relay at Silverstone in October. Barnett Motorsport are again joining Dawn GP after their 3rd place finish in last years’ event. Thanks as always to Julian Hunt, Briar Hill Engineering, Beacon Water Treatments and of course Focus Magazine Group.

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he Northampton based window repair company, are revolutionising how homeowners view double glazing in our area. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes – not the frames has grown rapidly as customers take advantage of their services. Managing Director Trevor Skidmore is more than happy to explain the process. ‘Our product is simple. If your double glazing is misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 5 year guarantee. I find people are amazed at just how simple the process is and the speed with which we can replace the glass. This isn’t like when • Trevor Skidmore. you have

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