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Hazlehead | Queens Cross | Mannofield

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Issue 128

Apr-May ‘18

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Well, you just have to indulge at Easter - although I was very restrained this year... possibly due to the tightening of my clothes and summer just around the corner! There is a lot to see and do over April and May and I think you’ll find a host of goodies inside the magazine. I can introduce you to some new businesses that have joined us this issue... bob and lulu, children’s shoe and clothes boutique at Ashley, Angela Bowyer Permanent Makeup, Austin Kelly for your DIY and Kip McGrath for educational supplements. On the entertainment side we have the SNJO to enjoy 21 April, Bach Choir in May, The May Fest and the Boat Festival at Portsoy to name a few. Thank you to all who took the time to enter the fab competition supplied by the Treetops - the winner was Ms G Cook from Braeside. Go grab that cuppa and flick through the pages of the April/May magazine and catch you in June! Sue x STOP PRESS: Albury Outdoor Sports Centre open on 14th Apr, for tennis, putting, bowling and croquet. Centre run by volunteers in partnership with Sport Aberdeen. Albury Rd. Aberdeen, AB11 6TN Tel 01224 571683 Little you.Belmont We try ourStreet hardest to ensure accuracy We have been serving fine italian cuisine since 1977. Extensive à la carte menu for lunch and dinner.

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sea symbolically to the city. The gesture was thought to keep sea-farers safe for the coming year. The ceremony of the Marriage of the Sea continues to this day.

Lo Sposalizio del Mare, or the Marriage of the Sea was an ancient ceremony which used to symbolise the maritime domination of Venice. It took the form of a solemn procession of boats, headed by the Doge's lavish ship, out to sea by the port on the Lido. In 1177 Pope Alexander III drew a ring from his finger and bade the Doge cast a ring into the sea each year on Ascension Day, and in so doing, wed the

The Aberdeen Bach Choir’s concert is an attempt at a musical reconstruction of Lo Sposalizio as it might have sounded in the 1630s. The first half will consist of madrigals and sacred music by Giovanni and Andrea Gabrieli, as would have been played and sung on the water during the procession of boats, and the second half will be a reconstruction of the church service held afterwards in the church of San Nicolo, on the Lido. The concert will be held at St Machar’s Cathedral at 7.45pm. Tickets are available from Aberdeen Performing Arts at £15, £12 for concessions, £5 for students and children under 16 are free.

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Messing About on the River If you are looking for something a little different this year, why not try a canal boat holiday. You do not need any previous experience or a boat licence to hire a canal boat, and you and your crew will be given all the training you need before you set off on your holiday. You will be taught how to use the controls which are fairly simple: the tiller controls left and right, and you push the lever forwards to go forward and backwards to stop or reverse. Life jackets are supplied to children and non swimmers for extra safety. You can go to many different parts of the UK and choose your own itinerary. You can choose to moor up near a quiet canal side village or in a city centre. Birmingham for instance is famous for having more canals than Venice. It’s a good idea to look at maps and guides in advance, and talk to your hire company to plan a realistic route. Remember that the pace is slow. The speed limit on canals is just four miles an hour. Kids or grandparents will love helping at the locks, and as you will be in a different place every day, you can find something to suit everyone along the way. This type of holiday is also ideal for dogs as there will be plenty of open spaces and traffic-free walking. You will gain a new love of nature as you spot birds and wildlife along the way. You might also choose to do some fishing from the boat or the banks, but do remember you may need to buy a rod licence. There will also be many other highly decorated craft to see along the way. It’s great fun waving to those on the tow path, and some of your party might choose to cycle on the paths or walk parts of the route whilst you steer. Today’s holiday boats are bright and modern and all the comforts of home are available. The Galley is fully equipped with oven, hob and fridge and in some cases a micro wave. You will find all the utensils, crockery and glasses that you need on board. Lounges are fitted with comfortable seating, and some have DVD’s as well as TV’s. Bathrooms have hot and cold running water to the showers and sinks and a flushing loo!. There is usually a mix of single and double beds and often central heating. If you are really looking for complete rest and relaxation, why not try one of the canal hotels that can also be found on the water. You get your own skipper and crew, who know the history of the canals, and you can share the trip with like-minded people. It’s the perfect way to unwind.

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whenever and wherever they occurred to him; a method that he was seen to employ while recording and touring with Tommy Smith and his group. Sweet Sister Suite is a textured, measured and deeply layered work for trumpet and vocal that also features SNJO improvisers stepping out from the orchestra to take the spotlight.


he Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) directed by Tommy Smith presents Kenny Wheeler’s ‘Sweet Sister Suite’

Saturday 21st April 2018: The Sanctuary at Queen’s Cross, Aberdeen AB10 1YN 07827 966735 - concertsstart at 19.30pm Jump into Spring with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and their special guests Laura Jurd, Irini Arabatzi and Brian Kellock for a celebration of jazz genius. Together they will explore a rarely performed work by master composer, the late Kenny Wheeler, and the repertoire of pianist, composer and arranger Mary Lou Williams. Kenny Wheeler was a Canadian-born jazz trumpet player who became a stalwart of British modern jazz and who participated in many adventurous configurations as a leader, composer and sideman. He is especially remembered for his long association with Sir John Dankworth, and for a string of successful solo albums for ECM, which featured collaborations with Keith Jarrett, Mike Brecker and Jan Garbarek. He was also noted for iconoclastic projects such as the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, and the exploratory Azimuth with John Taylor and Norma Winstone and was still making wonderful music in his final years. His last album, Songs for Quintet was recorded in 2013 for ECM at the Abbey Road studios in London. Kenny Wheeler was commissioned by Tommy Smith to write Sweet Sister Suite for the SNJO in 1995 and the work, written over a two-year period, was completed in 1997. Wheeler often composed by noting down ideas and fragments


Laura Jurd is an award-winning trumpeter who has made a significant impact on UK jazz with her band Dinosaur, and her outstanding work with the Ligeti Quartet. She’s also written commissioned music for BBC Concert Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia and BBC Radio 3. Irina Arabatzi is an insightful and empathetic jazz singer who is becoming firmly established in the UK as a versatile and compassionate new voice. They take center stage in these performances of ‘Sweet Sister Suite’, one of Kenny Wheeler’s most evocative, detailed, and rarely played essays in modern jazz. Mary Lou Williams was an in-demand composer, arranger and teacher who worked closely with many of the great names of jazz including Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie. She was both popular and respected throughout her career, and her music was infused with sharp intellect, exceptional invention and deep spirituality. Williams’ music was at various times ambitious and visionary, but throughout a long career, she firmly maintained her lifelong commitment to “Jazz for the Soul”. Brian Kellock is familiar to jazz audiences as a gentle, genial figure whose playing is full of heart and loaded with unspoken emotion. He joins the SNJO to perform some of Mary Lou Williams’ most resounding tunes including, A Mellow Bit Of Rhythm, What’s Your Story, Morning Glory? and Jump Caprice. These wonderful tunes round off performances that open a new three-year cycle of concerts from the SNJO, and they signal very bright prospects for the future of jazz in Scotland. The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is supported by Creative Scotland

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The physical symptoms of anxiety can include headaches, a fast heartbeat, sweating, shaking, stomach aches, tense muscles, chest pain, dizziness, breathlessness and problems concentrating.

This is a common scenario here in Aberdeen, with the increased pressures in the oil and gas industry. With workloads ramping up as the workforce continues to shrink, High Functioning Anxiety is a growing problem and one that I’ve been supporting numerous clients with through Solution Focused Hypnotherapy since the economic situation worsened.

These type of symptoms can be very debilitating and are what people typically associate with anxiety. However, some people experience very high levels of anxiety but still manage to struggle through life without treatment. With High Functioning Anxiety, you’re still able to get yourself up and off to work but are plagued by anxious thoughts, a racing mind and chronic insomnia. None of this is obvious to other people and as you’re still able to perform your job to a good standard,

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Why is stretching so important? There are many health benefits to undertaking a flexibility programme: Benefits of stretching: Improved range of movement at a joint. Whether the joint is your finger, elbow, knee hips or ankle we all need to be able to move them for our daily functions. Keeping them all moving is essential to healthy joints, muscles and mind. Increased muscle power. Due to good blood supply, and taking the muscle to its limit stretching a muscle will provide more muscle fibres to be working. When it’s as long as it can be and mobile, we will achieve more power from all the muscle fibres working when we move. Reduced post exercise muscle soreness. Given that a muscle will tear slightly when exercising, but builds stronger for doing so, a stretch will reduce the soreness of the muscle by bringing the blood supply into it to repair it. Reduces fatigue. Following exercise the muscle soreness can cause fatigue, but stretching will reduce or eliminate this possibility. Improves posture. The greater length the muscle is the better we are able to stand tall and move well. A body builder will increase muscle he reduces the ability to move so well due to too much tissue at a joint and little or no stretching in their fitness programme. There are 5 different types of stretches static stretching being one of them. But all of them we do at our Strength & Balance classes in Mannofield & Cults. If you would like to come to class, or have a class near you please contact Laura on 07773021851 Looking for a speaker at your group? Call Laura.

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he charity, which was set up almost 25 years ago, supports almost 200 children, young people and adults with learning disabilities living in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire area through 5 communitybased respite and residential units. The shop, at 95 Rosemount Place in Aberdeen, offers a wide range of good quality clothing, handbags, decorative and household items. It is already receiving positive feedback from local shoppers. Janine Davies, Fundraising Manager at Archway said: “We have had lots of positive comments about how the shop looks and the quality of the items we have for sale. Our managers and volunteers are doing a fantastic job and we would like to thank them and all our new customers for their support.” The shop is open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturdays from 10am- 1pm. Donations of good quality clothing, household items, books, handbags and would be welcome. For further information you can contact the shop directly by email or call 01224 465116.

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he weather has finally started to warm up and it is time to consider some outdoor activities for the summer months. Bowls is a great game that can be enjoyed at any age and at any level you wish from a casual get together on a nice day or a friendly fixture against another club. There are many competitions and leagues as well for those who really get the bug! Cults Bowling Club would love to welcome new members whether they be complete beginners or returning to the game after a break. The Club is in a fantastic location just to the east of Cults village centre, lying between the North Deeside Road and the old railway line. It is a lovely quiet location and a positive suntrap whenever the sun does make an appearance. If you just want a chat about the club, come down on a Tuesday morning when the maintenance team will be working away. They are more than happy to talk to visitors about the club and how it works (if you time it right, you may get a rowie!).  If you would prefer to come when we are playing, our first event is the Opening of the Green on Saturday 14th April at 2:00pm, including afternoon tea. There is also a family event welcoming children, parents and grandparents on Sunday afternoon 10th June. Failing that just come down to the Club any evening and enjoy a drink in the bar and find out more about the game and the Club The club has a very informative website at where you can find details and reports of last year’s events and the socials held over the winter season. There are even some tips on how to play the game. Membership is very good value with a number of options available. Feel free to come down and just try the game before you join. If you need any further information then please contact John Fletcher at or on 07989 073722.

Pedicures Most of us neglect our feet. They spend much of their lives covered up – out of sight and out of mind – and yet I for one love to give them the occasional pamper and am convinced they thank me for it! A pedicure, professionally done, is a therapeutic treatment for feet which can support chiropody if you have foot problems, can assist posture by helping you to walk more comfortably and can soothe and relax you whilst being done. Typically, a pedicure will begin with a soak of your feet in warm, scented water which will both cleanse and soften the skin. This is then followed by an exfoliating rub to get rid of dead skin. Salts and minerals are used, but exfoliation may also be done with pumice, especially on the heels or ball of the foot. A massage of the feet with creams and aromatherapy oils follows, to refresh and soften the skin. You may also be treated to a massage of the lower leg. Finally, cuticles will be clipped and nails cut and shaped before nail polish is applied to send you away with pretty toes! Any style of polish can be applied, from a French pedicure with white tips to gel polish which gives a longlasting glossy finish which dries instantly. With summer approaching, now is the time to get your feet ready for those open toe sandals! By Debbie Singh-Bhatti


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CLUBS & CLASSES Seafield Walking Group

Alternate Wednesdays, leaving 9.15 from Countesswells Avenue. Coach transport. Long and short walks each outing. Contact Come and join our friendly 50+ group. FIRST WALK FREE! Aberdeen Choral Society Mondays fm 5th September at 7.30pm Queens Cross Church Hall.. Please come and join us we’d love to have you. All details on our website. Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines International - ladies Chorus singing 4 part a cappella in modern barbershop style. Monday evening from 7 -10pm at Curl Aberdeen, Eday Walk (just off Lang Stracht) New voices always welcome. Aberdeen and District RSPB Local Group A friendly group enthusiastic about the wildlife of the NE Various events throughout the year Aberdeen Italian Circle Thursdays (every 2/3 weeks) Time: 7.15 pm Rubislaw Church Centre, Beaconsfield Place Contact: 01224 635792 Aberdeen Embroiderers’ Guild First Saturday of month in Rubislaw Church Centre, Beaconsfield Place. Workshop 10 – 12.00 Meeting at 2pm. Visitors welcome. For info contact 07809557617. Aberdeen Model Railway Club Wednesday 7-10pm Ferryhill heritage center Email:

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Aberdeen Orpheus Choir Wednesday evenings at 7.15 p.m. in the Hall of Crown Terrace Baptist Church, Windmill Lane, Some vacancies in the Choir. If you can read music and interested in choral music, Info: Jane Murray on 07967926758. Aberdeen Philatelic Society Thursdays, fortnightly fm 21st Sept 7.30pm Rubislaw Church Centre Beaconsfield Pl. Social mtg alt Fri am Aberdeen Pilates Man Thursday Int 6:30-7:30pm, Beg 7:30-8:30pm At Fitness & Wellbeing Development, Bridge House, Riverside Drive T: 07388842118 Aberdeen Round Table First Tuesday every month at 7.30pm (usually at the Cults Hotel) to plan a variety of events to aid the community. Information visit Aberdeen Strathspey and Reel Society Mon Jnr Orchestra - 6.30 to 7.30 pm, Snr 7.30 to 9.00 pm Hazlehead Primary School, AB15 8HB 01224 676482, e-mail or www. Aberdeen Velodees: Women only cycling group. Wednesday coached session + Weekend Rides. Join our facebook page or email for more info. After School Football - Alison McLeod Classes available at Airyhall + Kingswells for pre school children up to age 6

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Airyhall Ramblers Group Every 2nd Wednesday @ Countesswells Road 9.15am Open to over 50’s A friendly, sociable group. Long & short walks available. Contact 07472686889

Clubbercise with Jessica Tuesday 8:30-9:30pm at Airyhall community Centre. All other classes listed on my Facebook page (Clubbercise Jessica Aberdeen). Contact no-07725672678

Association of American Women of Aberdeen (AWA) Open to women of all nationalities. Monthly meetings, activities for all tastes, annual fundraising for a chosen charity. For membership information go to

CTC Grampian Local group of the Cycling Touring Club. We provide cycle rides for all abilities and ages to local destinations and further afield. John B, Chairman, Tel: 01224 571984.

Babies & Toddlers Fridays 10 - 11.30 during term time Gilcomston Church, use Summer Street door Contact: Gayle Veitch, or Rosie McKie, 01224 647144

Culter & District Pipe Band Mon/Wed 7.30pm-9pm Culter Village Church Piping & Drumming, all levels welcome Contact: Susan 07540 530705

Barney’s Ballroom Wed, 20:15-21:45 Cults Parish Church (main hall), Quarry Road, AB15 9ET Sat 13:00-14:30 & 14:30-16:00 Stonehaven South Church Hall, Cameron St, AB39 2HS 07342 789 965

DanceYoga Mon and Wed 8pm at Rubislaw Church Centre 07470449331 Hannah Nordlund DanceYogaAberdeen

Barre Fitness classes Monday at 10-11am at Granville Lane Scout Hut, Tuesday at Mile End Primary from 6-7pm Friday 5pm and 5.30pm at Fitness & Wellbeing Development on Riverside Drive. Beginners Ashtanga Yoga (power Yoga). Monday 6.30 till 7.30 and 7.30 till 8.30 (seniors). £7 Cults Kirk Centre Hub, 404 North Deeside Road, Cults. Call Simone 07985 384402 or email Childrens Highland Dancing Lessons Day: Various - After School / Saturdays Craigiebuckler, Holborn West, City Centre and Cults or 07972104774

Dru Yoga Tuesday 7-8pm in Jubilee Hall, South Holburn Church. Thursday 10-11.30 in Girlguiding, Thistle Lane. One-toone sessions or small groups in AB15 5BB upon request. Ester 07757 304879 or Fitness with Laura Mon - 6-7pm Inchgarth Community Centre Wed - 6.15-7.15pm Tullos Primary School Fri - 10-11am Inchgarth Community Centre F: fitnesswithlaura or 07739181345. Flying Yogis Children’s yoga classes 3-5 Years Mondays 9:3010am, NEW CLASS- Wednesdays 1:30-2pm Kingswells Community Centre, Contact :Emma Dawrant 07789558865 or

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Franco-Scottish Society, Aberdeen – promoting French and Scottish culture Monthly meetings on a Tues 7.30pm usually in French School, 1-5 Whitehall Place, Aberdeen. Talks mainly in French, but sometimes English. 01224 590903. Friskis&Svettis Jympa Wednesdays from 7-8pm (exercise to music). Low impact, suitable for all ages & abilities. Airyhall Community Centre Contact Jackie Tel 01224 713705 Friskis & Svettis Jympa Tuesday from 7.30pm - 8.30pm Airyhall Community Centre Call Katie on 01224981474/07889011337 or email Gordonians Hockey Club - Youth Coaching Tuesdays fm 29 Aug until end of May 2018 5.45pm - 7.00pm Astroturf Playing Fields, Countesswells Road AB15 8AR Ages P4 - S6 any school Contact John Mowat tel: 07525 811039

JKA Aberdeen Karate Tuesday & Thursday (all grades) 7pm Kincorth Sports Centre 01224 826174 JKA Aberdeen Tiger Cubs Childrens Karate Sessions Thursday 5 - 7 year olds Kincorth Sports Centre 07762 560630 or 01330 833688 Kaimhill Strollers Thursday at 9.15 over 50s walking group which meets Community Wing of Kaimhill School. Walks average 6 miles cost of £4 includes use of our minibus. Contact Dick on 01224 782109 or Doris on 01224 316775. Kaimhill Yoga Group Wednesdays 9.15-10.15am. Friendly and fun. Suitable for all. Injury and illness cared for. Kaimhill Learning Centre, Pitmedden Terr AB10 7HR.

Granite City Chorus Scotland’s leading male barbershop chorus Tuesdays 7.00pm to 9.45pm Woodside Church Hall AB24 4DQ

Mainly Music at Gilcomston Wednesdays 10 - 11.30 during term time Gilcomston Church, use Summer Street door Contact: Katie Rose, or Rosie McKie, 01224 647144

Granite City Guerrillas Dodgeball Team 16+ Mon 8pm – 10pm at The Jesmond Sports Centre, Bridge of Don (Mixed session) Wed 8.30pm – 10pm at The Danestone Community Centre, Bridge of Don (Ladies only) Contact:

Mango Choir (mainly Gospel style) Mondays, September to April 6:30 to 7:30 at Mannofield Church Alistair Stark, 01224 318536, No experience needed, no auditions.

Granite City Scottish Women’s Institute Every 4th Wednesday 7-9pm (Sept to June). Ruthrieston Community Centre, 532-536 Holburn Street, Aberdeen (car park to rear). Just come along or tel the secretary 01224 587590

Mannofield Parent & Toddler Group Monday, & Friday 1000 - 1130 @ Mannofield Church Facebook Group - Mannofield Parent & Toddlers

Hatha Yoga Thursday 9:30-10:30 am - Ashley Road Aberdeen £7.00 per session Info & bookings : Adriana 07799845716 - limited spaces Italian Classes in Cults (Aberdeen) from Beginners to Advanced level Summer Sessions in Italy Enrica Conti Tel. 07786827714 Jazzercise aerobic classes, Mon + Tues 6.15pm South Holburn Parish church hall, Wed (6.15pm) + Sat (9.30am) Broomhill Activity Centre. Contact Judy 07757216968 or


Mannofield Yoga Thursdays 7.15-8.15pm Mannofield Church All welcome including beginners Contact Jenny at Metafit. The Original Metabolic HIIT Workout. Wednesday 8:15-8:45pm,Mannofield Church. Facebook @Metafit With Gemma. Tel 07793 431578 MummyFITT. Wed- 12-1 o at Danestone Community Centre and 10-11 on a Friday at Cults parish church main hall on quarry road. Contact 07540790348 /

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NCT Waddling to Toddling group Mondays, 10-11.30am - (from birth to preschool) St Francis of Assisi Church, Deesdie Gardens, Mannofield. £2 donation requested. Email: parentsupport. Rhythm Time Multisensory Music Sessions Ruthrieston West Church Tuesdays: 9.45am, 14mnths 3yrs + 10.25am 0 - 12mnths + 11.05am 0 - 12 mnths Friday: 9.30am 14mnths - 3yrs 10.10am 14mnths 3yrs 10.50am 0 - 12mnths Rubislaw Baby Group Tuesdays, 9.30am – 11.00am Rubislaw Church Centre, Beaconsfield Place, Aberdeen £2.50 per session Suitable for: Birth to walking 07747 830386 email: Rubislaw Playgroup Mon, Tues + Thurs 9 30 till 11 30 + Frid messy play session 13 30 till 15 30 Rubislaw Church Centre, £10 per session Suitable for: 21/2 years to school age 07747 830386 e: Rubislaw Toddler Group Wed, 9.30am – 11.00am Rubislaw Church Centre, Beaconsfield Place, Aberdeen £3.00 per session (includes snack) Suitable for: Walking to 21/2 years 07747 830386 email: Scottish Country Dancing Summer Socials - RSCDS Summer Socials every Wednesday from 2nd May to 29th Aug at Curl Aberdeen. 7:30pm - 9:45pm. All welcome but not suitable for complete beginners. or 01224 636128 Scottish Country Dancing classes for Children after school at St Joseph’s, Kingsford, Braehead, Craigiebuckler Church Hall or at City Moves on a Saturday morning. or 01224 636128 for more information.

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Silver CITY Singers Mondays 7.20 - 9.30pm AGS Former Pupils Club 86 Queen’s Road AB15 4YQ Tai Chi (Taijiquan) & Health Qigong (Chi Kung) Mondays 7-8pm and 8-9pm Aberdeen Unitarian Church contact Matthew Knight Email: The Mixing Bowl Aberdeen A food interest group for the community. Meets monthly in term time at St Devenick’s church hall, Baillieswells Rd, Bieldside Further details: Vinyasa Yoga Monday during term time 930-1030 Rubislaw church Centre 1 Beaconsfield Place Contact Facebook page @pranayogawithsarah Woodburn Walkers Every seond Tuesday @ Hazlehead Park - Contact 01224 640882 and 01224 318075. A walking group open to all over 50’s . Yoga classes Tue 17.45-19.15 AYC, 8 Bon Accord Sq. Wed 10.15-11.45 Queens Cross Church. Thur 10.00-11.30 Queens Cross Church. Moira : 01224 648475 e: moira.chicometrics@ Yoga with Deborah Thompson Wednesday 7-8pm. Tel: 07821704826, Cults Kirk Church Hall on Quarry Road in Cults, deborahthompsonyoga@ Zumba with Sharon Wednesday 7.30 - 8.30 At Broomhill Activity Centre 197 Broomhill Road AB10 7LN Contact - 07578299963

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National Smile Month National Smile Month runs from May 19th to June 19th. It’s all about oral hygiene. Here are our top tips. Brush your teeth - At least two minutes twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. Make sure you clean your teeth before bed, as your mouth doesn’t have the same salivary protection during the night as it does during the day. Floss - Each tooth has five sides; a toothbrush only cleans three sides. The other two sides are where most decay and foul odours originate. To clean between the teeth requires dental floss or tiny inter-dental brushes. Clean your tongue - This is an important part of oral hygiene and works wonders with stale, smelly breath. You can use a tongue scraper or a toothbrush Give up smoking - Smoking dries the mouth, depleting the protective saliva. It also exposes your gums, soft palate and tongue to harmful and cancer-causing toxins, and it makes your breath smell. Use a mouthwash - This freshens breath and coats the teeth with a protective layer, helping to prevent plaque build-up.

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Aubergine & chickpea curry Prep: 20 mins Serves 6 Cooking time: 50 mins Ingredients 2 aubergines 2 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra to serve, if you like 1 tbsp brown or black mustard seeds 10-12 curry leaves, plus extra to serve, if you like 2 onions, finely chopped 2 dried chillies, chopped 4 tsp garam masala 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp turmeric 400ml can coconut milk 6 tomatoes, quartered 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Method Chop the aubergine into large chunks (about 1 inch / 2.5cm across). Heat ½ tbsp oil in a large non-stick pan, and brown half the aubergine chunks for 2-3 mins on each side until golden brown and crisp all over. Remove to a plate, then repeat with another ½ tbsp oil and the remaining aubergines, then set everything aside. Add the remaining tbsp oil to the pan with the mustard seeds and curry leaves and fry for 30 secs until fragrant. Stir in the onions and continue cooking until they are softened and beginning to brown. Add the dried chillies and spices with a spoonful of the thick

coconut milk from the top of the can, then fry for 1 min more. Add the remaining coconut milk, tomatoes and half a can of water. Simmer for 25-30 mins until thick and saucy. Stir in the chickpeas and aubergines. Continue simmering for 5 mins or so, until everything is hot and the aubergines are tender. Serve with rice or warm naan bread.

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Bi-monthly community magazine for Hazlehead, Queens Cross and Mannofield

Issue 128 we2  

Bi-monthly community magazine for Hazlehead, Queens Cross and Mannofield