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Issue 06, April 2011

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Excitement, anticipation, joy – a mix of emotions from the moment you find out that you are having a baby. You will find yourself with a long ‘To Do’ list – when it comes to ‘The Pram’ and ‘The Baby Stuff ’ you enter into a whole new level of confusion – Travel Systems, 3-in1’s, Changing Stations, Grobags and lots more!! Relax, help is at hand. A visit to The Pram Centre on Great James Street is a must. Established 15 years ago, by local mum and in-store consultant, Aoibheann Casey, The Pram Centre has built up a solid reputation as the leading Pram and Nursery specialist in the North West and beyond. The Pram Centre stocks the most extensive range of products including Prams, Cots, Car Seats, Nursery Furniture, Feeding Equipment and complimentary accessories. Aoibheann says “We stock all of the essentials for your new arrival and also stock a number of exclusive product ranges for a more luxurious gift or treat, such as a framed personalised imprint of your baby’s hands and feet.” The staff are fully trained, with extensive product knowledge. They are always on hand to offer full product demonstrations and to make sure that your specific needs are fully met.

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GIRLS NIGHT IN! As more people are staying in, house parties are proving a very popular and functional way to shop! Most women purchase their clothes in boutiques and on the high street and a growing number surf the web but one of the fastest-growing methods of shopping is party plan. This is where a trained consultant arrives at the customers home, by invitation and presents a fashion collection to a group of the homeowner’s friends. Apart from a fun night in with friends, the hostess bags a commission based on the total sales, the friends get honest advice and have the opportunity to share ideas and try on styles they might otherwise overlook. One of the great advantages of having this boutique presentation in your home is that you save time and effort searching for all the pieces that compliment your individual style. Just imagine the luxury of kicking off your heels, sitting back on your own couch, surrounded by girl friends and having the shop come to you! Every woman has suffered the agony of aching feet after a day on the high street! Home shopping is pure luxury and the service is FREE! Friendtex is the largest company in Northern Europe, selling smart fashionable clothes at home parties, a sales method that is becoming more popular by the day, not only due to high quality and keen prices but also to the homelike comfort and personal service. If you would like view the complete collection visit To host one of these special evenings, please call Stella on 087 226 2820


Jump to it It’s the all-in-one that’s all over the high street. Time to leap on the jumpsuit trend. They keep turning up, like the fashion equivalent of a bad penny that we’ve been trying to ignore. But there’s just no getting away from jumpsuits this spring. After a couple of seasons of hovering on the edges of acceptable, these retro all-in-ones have finally leapt firmly onto the radar. So, what’s taken this contentious piece of clobber from style wasteland to wardrobe must-have? Basically, this time round there’s a cut, colour or style that should suit everyone. Added to the fact that they’re about one of the easiest outfits to throw on – packing maximum fashion cred for minimum effort – and that’s pretty hard to resist. Now, you could go down the slinky 70s disco route for your jumpsuit kicks – in which case, head to Marks & Spencer for this heavenly halter-neck (£39.50) or pick up Primark’s Limited Edition embroidered number (£24). In this case, keep everything else as modern and minimalist as possible to avoid any fancy dress faux-pas. Also on the retro theme, pretty floral patterns are big in jumpsuit world – People Tree’s Laura Ashley print suit (£85) is particularly cute, while Great Plains adds a modern flavour with its tapered leg look (£66). For a hippy twist, try Internacionale (£19.99) or Matthew Williamson’s Butterfly at Debenhams for funky flared options. The really great thing about jumpsuits this season, though, is that they have been given some thoroughly modern makeovers. Luxe at Warehouse (£160) has an almost futuristic take on the trend with its stark white number, Next goes down the safari route (£55), Republic goes for drapes and tapered trousers (£26.99), while A|Wear mixes retro prints with bang up to date details (£40). But the best bit? A jumpsuit is a statement in itself, so there’s no need for over-accessorising. A simple pair of wedges (Schuh £85 or Internacionale £22.99) or tasselled heels will do nicely (Office £85). Time to jump on the jumpsuit bandwagon.







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Footsteps on the strand is the premier specialist ladies and childrens shoe shop in the Northwest of Ireland. We have been established for a year now and we offer the most stylish and high quality footwear in the area. Our ladies fitting salon offers every kind of style one would ever want in surroundings which are unmatched in the northwest. Our friendly staff dont just cater for women, we are also childrens footwear specialists too.

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Our shoes come from the most prestigious manufacturers in the Uk, Ireland and Europe. Names like Roberto Botella, Start-rite, Caprice, Victoria de Lef, Pilar Abril, Paul Green Munchen and Menbur are all on offer. We also sell beautiful matching shoes and bags for those special occasions that successful women love. Be it a wedding, a dinner dance, a seasonal party or even a business meeting you will find what you need with us. Professional fitting! Your feet are amazing things. In a lifetime they will walk, run and jog for over 100,000 miles and each of your feet contains 150 bones. So its well worth taking care of them and getting the right fit is vitally important. Here at footsteps we have over 30 years combined experience as professional fitters. Of course with children its even more important to fit shoes correctly on growing feet. To that end our expert staff will measure the length, width and depth of your childs feet using our specialised guages and once those new shoes are on we then assess them for comfort and safety. The average child goes through 50 pairs of shoes or trainers in the first 16 years of life so you will want to make sure you get it right every time !

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Terms and conditions apply. Photographs must be supplied via email. (One photograph per entry). Photographs must be of a suitable size and quality for print. Competition applies to infants aged between 0 months to 18 months. Get it! Magazine decision is final. Get it! Magazine reserves the right to refuse, amend of cancel the competition/entries should an appropriate reason arise. Competition will commence from March 2011 to July 2011. Entrants agrees to publising of infants picture and details, eg. Baby Bella, Carndonagh. Entrants contact details will not be disclosed. All entrants will be coded for text purposes. Winner must produce birth certificate to qualify for prizes. No cash prizes alternative. This is a text vote competition, text ‘babys code’ to 57252, €2 per text.


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Gardens are a perfect place for you to refresh your mind and soul. It really brings you peace and serenity with the nature’s entire beauty –flowers, plants, water, and wind. There is no doubt that gardens make a home beautiful. If you are planning to decorate your garden but don’t know how to do it, I might have some tips for you. And I hope this information will be helpful to you the way it has helped me decorate my own garden.

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* You have to list down the elements you want in your garden. This will help you organize your thoughts. You can list down the different kinds of flowers and plants that you want to be planted on your garden. Also, it’s good to note if you want the element of water in your garden –be it a fountain, a pond, or a waterfalls. * One suggestion is to choose flowers and plants that grow in different season so that your garden won’t lose its life.

* Set out a plan for your garden. It’s like a floor plan for your garden, and this will get you an idea what will your garden look like. * For your water design, you can get ideas by visiting sites online or garden shops. There are a lot of water features to choose from, there are easy to install water fountains that you can get cheaply. * Add more accents to your garden. Furniture like benches, coffee tables, and swings are a good way to decorate your garden. There are a lot of styles available. This will not only make your garden a lot beautiful, this will also provide a comfortable ambiance for your garden –a perfect place for your family to retreat. * Another suggestion is to add drama to you garden using light. Place light to different spots of your garden. Use different kinds and designs of light. Garden candle lanterns are also cool most especially at night. * To make your garden more beautiful, you can paint our garden pots with bight colors. Water proof paints are recommended for this. After you’ve set it up, I assure that you will feel rewarded for bringing life and beauty to your garden.


An exciting new place to go in Donegal Local people and visitors alike will have something very different to see in Letterkenny this summer. Tropical World at Alcorn’s Flower and Garden Centre, opening 4th April 2011, is a new and innovative idea designed to catch the imagination of everyone who visits.


t combines a walk through beautiful, tropical butterflies in free flight around a pound and Mediterranean plants. It engrosses and educates as you

are guided through the reptile area with bearded dragons, tortoises, chinchillas, geckos and many more, with an argentine tegu being the star attraction. Follow through to the aviaries, where you might think you’re in a jungle. See and hear the multicoloured tropical birds including conures, rosellas, cockatiels and turacos. Step outside to the picnic area to see “Snowy” the Owl, “Rickie” the raccoon, as well as the view over the Swilly and the education room consists of DVDs, information on recycling, water preservation, endangered animals, as well as other environmental issues. When asked where the inspiration for Tropical World came from, the Alcorn family told us that through many years of involvement with flowers, plants, the local community, young people, pets and

environmental issues, the seeds of a dream were sown for what we now know as Tropical World. The completion of Tropical World is hopefully a major boost, not only to the Garden Centre but to the town, local tourism and accommodation providers as well. It provides schools and youth groups with ease access to a high quality, educational but fun facility. The opening of Tropical World has provided three new positions and consolidated those of the existing staff, at a time when multiple chains are leaving the area and despite these recessionary times, the Alcorn family and staff are confident that the support of their many loyal customers, who have spurred them on with this project, will see that it is a huge success and becomes an iconic place, to visit for young and old alike.

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Walk through 1,000 square metres of stunning tropical butterflies in free flight. See dozens of reptiles & tortoises from many different tropical countries.

Marvel at the colourful array of birds including cockateils, conures, rosellas, lovebirds, barra-bands & many species of parrots and learn about the environment and conservation as you enjoy your walk through our Tropical World. Browse through the gift shop or treat yourself to a tasty snack.

Visit Rickie the Raccoon and Snowy the Owl, who’ll love to see you and will definitely go down a hoot with the kids!

Ideal for families, visitors, school and youth tours and anyone who loves nature.

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for more information and directions, or call us on 074 91 21655. While in Tropical World, why not browse through Donegal’s premier Garden Centre, at the forefront of quality plants and gardening products for over 30 years.

Find us: 2 minutes from Arena 7 on the main Ramelton Road out of Letterkenny.

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Ten years ago I wouldn’t have been asked to write this article. Five years ago it might have been read by a few gardening enthusiasts.

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include hens squawking and ducks quacking, just like it was long ago, so it’s not just in the city that things are changing, it’s happening all over. So what is causing this huge change of heart?

There are several reasons why this is happening now. With all the hype about climate change and greenhouse gas, people are becoming more aware that buying food from the other side of the world that we can grow here ourselves might not be the right thing to do. Then there’s all these ‘reality’ gardening shows that make it all look very fashionable and easy!

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Jimmy Doherty’s ‘food factory’ show and others are showing us that we don’t know half of what goes into the food we are buying. These programmes are a long way removed from the Gardening and cooking shows of the 70’s & 80’s, where the cutting edge was only on the pruning shears or the chopping board. Another reason for the current interest is the recession. Many people who have lost their jobs are spending more time in the garden if they have one, and because there’s less money coming in, it makes sense to try to grow some food for the family. Lots of people say to me “I’d love to grow some veg but I have no room in my garden” My answer to that is usually “if you have any space at all, you have room to grow food” People often grow herbs and salad veg in pots and window

boxes. Lettuce and rocket are quick and easy to grow and herbs usually grow better in a pot near your kitchen where you can look after them and crop them quickly while you’re cooking. Digging up part of your lawn to grow some carrots and potatoes serves two purposes – you get free food AND free time, because you have less grass to cut! In many East European countries people have their veg garden in front of their houses. Here this is almost unthinkable. Veg on the lawn! But with careful planning, vegetables can look very impressive growing, and you get to eat them afterwards! Nowadays there is a tendency to grow vegetables in raised beds. This sounds a bit technical but in reality all you need is three long boards from your local reclamation yard or builder’s yard, cut one in half, make a rectangle on your lawn, fill it with some topsoil and manure or compost, and off you go! Some gardeners recommend that you line the bottom with cardboard to suppress weeds but, since you are taking away their light by filling the bed with soil, this is not absolutely necessary. The secret to growing organically is looking after your soil, not your crops. If the soil is healthy and contains lots of humus (broken down plant material i.e. compost/ manure) your crops will get what they need to grow well. Adding compost or ‘mulching’ around established plants also suppresses weeds and feeds the soil for the following year. Using chemical fertilisers only feeds the plants so the soil eventually gets worn out. Keeping the soil disease free is


It is best to start with four or five equal sized beds. Most plants fall into five different groups.

The most common rotation involves these four:

also very important. This is done by not growing the same crop in the same place every year. By moving the crop you are breaking the cycle of disease, and each plant has different effects on the soil too, so your soil won’t have a buildup of any one thing that might cause problems. This means you don’t have to spray on pesticide to kill the bugs, your soil will do it for you. This practice is called Crop Rotation and the most common rotation used is one that takes four years to go through the complete cycle.

In group 1 we have potatoes. These break up any lumps in the soil and, because there is so much leaf

growth, weeds are suppressed once the spuds are growing well. Use plenty manure. In group 2 legumes are grown. These are beans, peas, and clovers. All these crops

add nitrogen to the soil, and it will still be there for next year’s crop. In group 3 we have the brassicas. They will benefit from the higher nitrogen levels after the legumes and if you mulch around them as they grow, your soil will be ready for your roots crops the following year. Group 4 brings you to the end of the rotation and this is where the carrots and parsnips go. They don’t like fresh manure so the mulching you did the year before is all they need. Next year your potatoes go in the bed the carrots came out of. Your legumes follow the spuds, brassicas follow legumes and so on. It is best to have the four different types growing in different beds, then move them along each year. I mentioned five groups. The other important one is the onion family which includes scallions and garlic. These can be grown in the same bed as the legumes since neither takes up a lot of space. Plants like lettuce, beetroot and spinach can go anywhere there is space in your beds. There is no particular rotation for them. So, now it’s time to get growing!

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Transfer pan to oven and continue to cook to whatever degree of cooking is required. While steak is in oven cooking chop onion and slice mushroom.

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The mind is a very complex intricate piece of engineering, its more powerful than any computer, has more storage space than any server, has its own power system fuelled only by the sun and food from the earth.


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Ever wondered why scientists are always claiming that there are vast regions of our brains as yet untapped. Well one of the reasons for this is the sheer neglect people have in the Western world when it comes to doing exercises for the mind. Meditation has been practised in the orient for centuries and is part of their vast culture; meditation indeed is singlehandedly responsible for the great longevity that many Oriental people seem to enjoy despite great poverty. Meditation is anything but complicated; it is a very simple and direct exercise, which anyone can do at anytime. It is not just for mystics or gurus or enlightened masters of the mind, meditation is for everyone and there is no mystery about its practice nor do you have to have special powers to begin it. Meditation conjures up mystery and fantasy and images of Oriental masters sitting below mountainous waterfalls in much reposed positions looking godly and enlightened. These images surrounding meditation tend to instil in most peoples minds a sort of ritual performed by ominous dodgy cult leaders and the like, nothing could be further from the truth! “Meditation is now used from top athletes wanting to improve their performances to doctors helping their patients, simply put “meditation is a brilliant exercise to quite the restless mind” Lack of knowledge and understanding of anything will naturally make people cautious and afraid, this is a quite normal response to the unknown.

warm rays of the sun touching your skin as it slowly rises its magnificent presence above the mountains, the sound of seabirds swirling and swaying in the background, would you say that this was an exercise, “of course not, you wouldn’t! It’s a pleasure, one that brings peace of mind and stillness admiring all that heavenly beauty; it makes you feel good and takes all your worries away. What if I said to you that you could see your life like that in every waking moment! And that all you had to do was imagine that you were at the seashore and that you would get all the benefits as if you actually were at the shore, well would you believe me? Not sure? Well here is a fact and I think it is one of the most important tenets of meditation and chi kung, “Your central nervous system cannot distinguish between a real event or an imagined event”, so if you lie down in a quite room and just imagine that you are at that shoreline, imagine you’re smelling the sea air, hearing the tranquil sounds of nature, feeling the heat of the sun warming the front of your body as you hear the swish of the waves lashing the golden sand and feeling the cool water on your feet as you gently paddle the waters edge, you will receive all the benefits to your mind/body as if you actually are doing it. So simply to meditate, all you have to do is use your imagination and take yourself away, your imaginings can be as simple or as grandiose as you want them to be, remember you are in charge, you are only limited by yourself and your own mind, but the more you practice the stronger your imagination will become and the more benefits you will get. A famous hip replacement surgeon in America always gets his patients to imagine blood flowing away from the hips just prior to surgery, and he discovered to his surprise that these patients did not suffer any of the usual blood loss during surgery and none of them needed transfusions. The power of the mind is unlimited, but with a little practice great benefits can be obtained, leading to a profound sense of peace, calm and contentment where a real inner sense of happiness and purpose resides.

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Source Code An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. Director: Duncan Jones Writer: Ben Ripley Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga

H H H H H H H HII (8.3/10) An experimental government program sends soldier Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) back in time, where he wakes up in the body of a commuter who witnesses a train bombing. Presented with just 8 minutes to figure out who is responsible, his mission is further complicated by his feelings for a fellow passenger (Monaghan). Source:

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Dublin Road Dublin Road Industrial Estate Industrial Estate building systems Strabane building systems Strabane

Dublin Road Industrial Estate Strabane (Just off the roundabout past McColgans Foods)


& Lima Systems Building Sys castReplicast & Lima Replicast Building Systems & Lima Building Replicast and Lima Building Systems have opened their new Wet Rooms... showroom at Dublin Road Industrial Estate near O’Neills factory.

Sunrooms... Wet Rooms...

Wet Rooms... Sunrooms...


Replicast have established themselves as one of the largest stockists of stoves in the North West and now with an extended showroom they are providing and even better display of stoves in the setting of their own custom made fireplaces made with our own, (manufactured on site) brick and stone tiles, for supply only or supply and fit. Extensions... Extensions... Orangerys...

Orangerys... Extensions...


are you thinking of Renovating? For stone or brick tiles and multifuel stoves

are you thinking of extending your home?

Lima Building Systems have more space at the new site to show new designs and adaptations of the original concept, moving into other areas of the home such as extensions, bedrooms, kitchens etc. An exciting development is the movement into more specialty buildings such as orangerys, wet rooms and more recently solutions for those with mobility problems. Lima can provide the answer for those who require the addition of a downstairs bedroom or bathroom for temporary or long term use, provision can be made to purchase or lease these particular rooms. Customers calling to Replicast or Lima Building systems can avail of ample free parking and convenient location just off the roundabout past McColgans Foods in the Dublin Road Industrial Estate.


For a FREE quotation call 028 71 886393 (ROI 048)

Modernising the traditional • Multi-fuel & Woodburning Stoves • Brick & Stone Tiles • Bespoke fireplaces to enhance your stove or open fire. • Stocking a wide range of boiler and room heater stoves to suit all tastes and budgets.

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Stockist of

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Wide plank reclaimed floor boards, pine, oak, mahogany, maple.

Delivery Service Available unit 19c, camPsie industrial estate, eglintOn, Bt47 3XX

tel: 048 71 812 999

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