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Goldentimes Jan/Feb 2014

Your guide to active living in EAST SUSSEX for the over 50's

Wedding Wisdom

New Year, New You

Event listings

Food & drink

Relationship advice

Ask Eve

Regular column from Julia Meanwell

Advice from our resident clairvoyant

To advertise in Golden Times call Debby on: 01424 429139


All the best places to wine and dine locally


What’s on and where to go in East Sussex

Fashion tips from Michele Duke


Advice and inspiration for the big day


Personalised comfort for less

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appy New Year and welcome to the first Golden Times of 2014! We hope you all enjoyed your midwinter festivities and are looking forward to enjoying whatever the new year may bring. On the cover of this issue you'll see Michelham Priory, the shot was taken during a visit just before Christmas. For those of you who haven't been, it's a charming and beautiful place to visit. You can find out more about Michelham Priory by visiting Once again you'll find Golden Times packed with information about local businesses, services and events, thanks to all of our advertisers for their continued support. Make sure you enter the competition below for the chance to win a pair of opera tickets! We've given our columnist Tricia a break for this issue, she's been packed off on holiday for some winter sunshine, but she will be back in March. I hope you all enjoy the magazine - Jason

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Franks Column Event Listings Julia Meanwell Local Clubs & Associations Event Listings Ask Eve Fashion tips with Michele Duke Wedding Wisdom Event Listings

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COMPETITION - Win tickets to see "La Traviata" After last year's season of successful performances of Madame Butterfly and La Boheme in 2013, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with another world-class Opera, Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" - an epic tragedy of love in all its aspects. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. As part of its UK Tour commencing on Tuesday 4 February and finishing on Sunday 9 March 2014, The Russian State and Opera House will be coming to Hastings, White Rock Theatre on Thursday 27 February 2014. Visit for information & tickets. To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets for the show, all you have to do is answer the following question: Who wrote "La Traviata" ? Send your answers on a postcard to : Golden Times Magazine, 78 Elphinstone Rd, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2BS or email your answer to "win@". The closing date for entries is Friday 7th February 2014, good luck to all entrants! To be absolutely sure of catching the show, you can book your tickets at or telephone the box office on 01424 462288

Frank’s Travels When I finally surfaced after my rather late night with my new found friends in the local hostelry at Lake Taupo I figured what I really needed was the local equivalent of a "Full English" to set me up for my journey south. I set the shower on full throttle, and after I had achieved some semblance of contact with the real world I dressed, checked that my head was still where it should be, and wandered aimlessly along the lakeshore until I caught the unmistakable whiff of grilled bacon... Bliss. By the time I got settled in the cafe the idea of a full English had worn a bit thin so I settled for a couple of very tasty bacon butties, and some coffee. I don't know what was in that coffee but it reacted like liquid caffeine, and I spent the rest of that day hyped up like the Duracell bunny!

related to the gallantry of Captain Charles Hazlitt. This incredibly brave young officer, while fighting with the New Zealand army in North Africa during WW2, didn't just win the VC, he actually won it twice, and lived to tell the tale. How rare is that? One of the lovely things about travelling on your own is that you can be totally flexible with your itinerary so after lunch on that day I decided that instead of travelling due south I would swing east in the direction of Napier which lies on the eastern seaboard. On my way there I saw a road sign for Hastings: Blimey I thought, I've taken a wrong turn somewhere!! It's amazing how many towns in New Zealand have good English names. When I got to Napier I popped into the tourist information, and spotted that there was an interesting little resort called Kaikoura just a few miles further up the coast. What made Kaikoura so interesting to me was the fact that a couple of the local boats were advertising "Whale Watching" trips with something like an 85% success rate of actually seeing whales. As my day was coming to a close I decided to stop the night in a local motel, and see what tomorrow might bring.

After loading my car, and squaring the bill for my stay I took my leave of Lake Taupo, and headed in a southerly direction. If any readers have been visiting in that area recently please forgive me if my geography or sense of direction seem a little erratic at times... it's age you know! My first destination on my journey south was to be the National Army Museum at Waiouru as, being exarmy, I have great respect for all things ANZAC. As it was around the middle of the week when I visited I found the museum virtually empty, and was able to browse at my leisure. One of the items in this lovely compact exhibition that really caught my imagination

That's all for now so until the next time watch how you go, stay healthy, and enjoy living... Frank

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Congratulations to our Competition winners! In the last magazine there were a number of prizes up for grabs in various competitions and we're delighted to announce the winners. Mrs Davies from Seaford won a Carr Taylor vineyard tour and wine tasting for two, the Virgin Balloon flight was won by Mrs Jackson from Battle and pairs of Pantomime tickets were won by so many people we've not quite got enough space to list them all here! Make sure you enter the competition on page three and look out for more fabulous giveaways in 2014!

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Event Listings Guided Garden Tours Sheffield Park & Garden Every Tuesday & Thursday, 11am Join one of the knowledgeable garden stewards for a guided tour of the garden covering the history of the garden, its owners and their legacies. More Information: 01825 790231, Little Common Horticultural Society Lecture Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close, 10th January at 7.15 pm. A lecture by Dr. Ian Bevis on the Flora of Tunbridge Wells and the High Weald. Visitors welcome, entrance £1. Jumble Sale Village Hall, Etchingham Rd, Eastbourne. 11th January, 2pm to 4pm Langney Village Hall Association is holding a Jumble Sale, come along and find a bargain or three and enjoy homemade cake and tea! Hens Dancing Sunday Lunch 12th January The premier Social Club for Women invites you to join them for an informal lunch. See the website for more details www. Choosing and Using Seeds Great Dixter House And Gardens, Northiam, Rye 13th January, 10am to 4.30pm Head Gardener Fergus Garrett will lead this new Study Day held at Great Dixer. Refreshments and lunch are included. 10% discount on plant sales for attendees on the day.


Roast and Roam Bodiam Castle, Bodiam Nr Robertsbridge 12th, 19th & 26th January, 2nd February. £25 per adult. The perfect kickstart to the New Year. A guided roam around a beautiful medieval castle and its grounds, followed by a hearty 2-course Sunday roast lunch in the Wharf Tea Room. Price includes entrance to the castle for the day, parking and meal. More Information: Linda Hauff, 01580 831320 East Sussex 1Space Workshops 15th January, 9.30 to 11.10am and 12 to 1.40pm East Sussex 1Space – a directory of care, support and wellbeing services in East Sussex will be holding two free registration workshops on 15th January 2014 To get registered or if you would just like a refresher session, you can either attend a workshop or register yourself directly on the website. Please book the time slot suitable for you as places are limited by visiting: eastsussex1space. Saffron Gallery Winter Exhibition Saffron Gallery, Saffron House, 59-60 High St, Battle. 23rd January to 21st March. A curated exhibition of work by Saffron’s resident gallery artists along with invited guest artists. The show will be everchanging throughout the season, with new work arriving intermittently.

Rye Ghost Tour 25th January Rye Heritage Centre, Strand Quay, Rye. Visit the sites of Rye hauntings and ghostly sightings on the Rye guided ghost tour. The package includes entrance to The Story of Rye - Sound & Light Show and playing the Old Pier Machines. There are no theatricals involved in the ghost tour; you make up your own mind. Tickets

£12 and pre-booking is essential. Hens Dancing comes to Eastbourne 25th January Join us for Coffee & Cake at The Grand Hotel at 10.30am to find out more about this exciting new Social Events Club for Women. See the website for more details www. More Events on P12 & 28

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“Love is a better teacher than duty”, Albert Einstien. You may feel you love one another but these days do you do things for each other out of a sense of duty? When you have been together for a lengthy time there may be a certain contentment and feeling of security in taking your relationship for granted. It may be that you just assume you will always be together and therefore not consider the need to demonstrate your love and appreciation of each other. On the other hand, if you think your relationship is suffering due to a lack of effort then maybe the New Year is a good time to take action and breathe some new life into it. Perhaps you could start by looking at how you spend your time together; for instance, are you together in the evenings? If so, does that involve having the television on and possibly not being switched off until bedtime? Perhaps it’s not just the TV that interferes with the communication between you, it could be that both of you spend time with your heads buried into your iPads, iPods, and/or iPhones and so on. It is impossible to give each other full attention when there is so much distraction. There are so many ways to show your love for each other and not just by saying the words ‘I love you’. Maybe giving a little gift once in a while or a card with some heartfelt words. Have you stopped bothering about your appearance and are you paying attention to your health and fitness? Being told how much you’re appreciated can have such a positive effect; how often do you say this sort of thing to your partner? It is so easy to neglect the small things and to forget how important it is to feel valued.

Local counsellor Julia Meanwell, has been in practice for over 20 years, she has a wealth of experience, empathy and understanding to offer clients. Julia began her counselling career as a relationship counsellor with Relate which incorporated working in television and radio. More recently, she has spent time counselling with Cruse bereavement care and St Wilfrid’s Hospice as well as managing her private practice. Maybe it’s time to have some new experiences; travel to places you’ve never been, take up a new pastime, try something healthy that will benefit you both and it need not be expensive if lack of money is a consideration. Also, having your own interests can be advantageous and spending time apart could have the effect of bringing you closer together and therefore appreciating each other more. Commitment alone does not make for a happy, healthy relationship. We all need to feel valued, appreciated and loved, these feelings are essential in maintaining a healthy long term relationship. If you would like to find out more about the counselling Julia offers then please take a look at her website www. she can be contacted by email or give her a call on 07714 280083.

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Local Clubs & Associations Anderida Writers, Eastbourne Tel: Tony Flood 01323 471726 or Elizabeth Wright 01323 503952 Age Concern Social Club (Battle) Tel : Ruby Kiley 01424 773536 Age Concern Eastbourne William & Patricia Venton Centre Tel : 01323 638474

Bexhill Sailing Club Tel: 01424 212906 Breathe Easy Bexhill Supporting people with lung conditions 077616 98423 Cooden Beach Sports & Social Club Tel: 01424 844810

Battle Rotary Club 01424-774447

Cooden Millennium Afternoon Townswomen's Guild Meet 1st Wed of the Month Tel: 01424 844831

Bexhill Club of Past Rotarians Meets 2pm, 1st Wed of each month, Northern Hotel, Sea Rd, Bexhill.

Cuckmere Valley Petanque Club Sundays & Wednesdays Tel: 01323 469340

Bexhill Hanoverian Study Group Local history club meets 3rd Tues each month 01424 212932

Diabetes UK, Hastings & Rother Voluntary Group Tel: 07974 356653

Bexhill International Folk Dance Group 1st & 3rd Thurs of each month 01424 222382

Eastbourne Angling Club

Bexhill Over 55 Club 45 Eversley Rd. Bexhill Tel : 01424 212911 Bexhill & District Probus Club Meets 4th Thursday each month Tel : 01424 552872 Bexhill Rotary Club 01424 843975 Bexhill Royal Air Forces Association Tel: 01424 220114 Bexhill Royal British Legion 01424 212215

Eastbourne Area Epilepsy Group 01323 504893 Eastbourne Photographic Society Eastbourne Rotary Club Eastbourne Seniors Club Tel: 01323 728157

Hastings & St. Leonards Ladies Miniature Golf Club Tues aft'noons. White Rock Gdns. Rita 01424 433178. Betty 01424 422381. Hastings & Rother University of the 3rd Age Tel : Julie Windus 01424 752681 Hastings & St Leonards Angling Association Tel: 01424 431923 Hastings & St Leonards Royal Air Forces Association Tel: 01424 430250 Hastings & St Leonards Seniors Forum 01424 432295 Hastings WW Social Club Meet at EHSAA on the stade Thu eves 8pm, Eunice Britten, Secretary - 01424 428694 Hooe Open Group (Ladies Club) Tel Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 Lions Club of Hastings Tel: 01424 435564

Eastbourne & District Trade Union Club 48 Seaside, 01323 727703

Little Common Bridge Club Thu afternoon 01424 216746

East Sussex Townswomen's Guild Tel: 01424 753108/01424 213207

Little Common Horticultural Society Meets 2nd Friday Each month. Visit:


We also purchase quality wristwatches & jewellery

Hailsham & District University of the Third Age contact:

Eastbourne Seniors Forum Tel: 01323 479846

The Green Lawn Tennis Club. 68-70 Tower Rd West, St Leonards.

Our guarantee to you:

Tennis for all ages. www.thegreenltc. or Phillip on 01424 422025

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Little Common Morning Townswomens Guild 3rd Thurs each month Tel 01424 843163 Little Common Probus Club Meets 2nd Thursday each month. 01424 892428 Old Hastings Club 39a High St, Hastings. 01424 43194 Pett Royal British Legion Tel: 01424 814866 Polegate Painting/Sketching Grp Meets Mon 7pm and Tues 9.45am Tel: 01323 484568 or 487510 Rother Seniors Forum 01424 870801 Rye & District Lions Club 01797 252921 Rye Royal British Legion Tel: 01797 222564 Sovereign Polyphony Eastbourne's female harmony choir. WRVS: Russel Centre, Eastbourne. Tel: 01323 412279 Isabel Blackman Centre, Winding Street, Hastings. Tel: 01424 446428 Isabel Blackman Club, South Street, St Leonards. Tel: 01424 426090


Antiques Centre Paul & his expert colleagues will advise you on your sale of anything old or interesting including:

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For a brochure and an informal tour. Contact Fiona Wookey to register your interest: 01435 863764 or email To advertise in Golden Times call Debby on: 01424 429139


Event Listings Eastbourne’s Tea Dances Winter Garden, Compton St, Eastbourne. 28th January 2pm-5pm £5 (includes tea & biscuit) Tel: 01323 412000 Hastings & Rother Gay Helpline Over 50’s Meet 30th Jan 2.30pm to 4.30pm Southwater Area Community Centre Stainsby Street, St. Leonards on Sea. (Opposite Warrior Square Station) Tel 07941 014 013 www. Hens Dancing Coffee Morning 1st February Pilgrim’s Rest in Battle. Join this lively group for coffee, cake and conversation. See the website for more details

it’s ‘winter sleep’ and discover what roles we have that might interest you, whether it is in the house, mill garden, countryside or our newly acquired paddle boat. Tel 01435 882302 batemans Stargazing at Michelham Priory Upper Dicker, Hailsham, BN27 3QS 7th February 6pm to 8pm To coincide with the BBC’s ‘Stargazing Live’ programme, Michelham Priory will be holding its own Stargazing evening with the help of the Eastbourne Astronomical Society. Café open for refreshments Adults £2.50, Children free.

Brede Steam Giants Come to Life Waterworks Lane, Brede Village, Brede 1st February & 1st March, 10am to 4pm Please come and appreciate the sheer poetry in motion of the Giants of Brede Heritage Steam Water Pumps housed in Edwardian and Victorian Engine Houses. British engineering at it’s best. Entry and Guided tours are FREE OF CHARGE. Tel: 01323 897310

An Evening with “Aggers” Battle Memorial Hall, Battle High St. 8th February, 7pm Join BBC’s Test Match Special commentator Jonathon Agnew for this unique and special evening. “Aggers” will be talking about his life in Cricket and tales from beyond the boundary. He will also be answering questions from the audience. Tickets for this special event cost £21 with proceeds to St Michaels Hospice. To book visit www.appleyardstudios. or call 0845 680 8906

Bateman’s Volunteer Open Day Bateman’s, Burwash, TN19 7DS 5th February, 11am to 5pm From March, Bateman’s will be open all year round and we need lots more volunteers! Pop in anytime for coffee, have a tour of the house in

Jerwood Collection: Revealed Jerwood Gallery, Rock-aNore Road, Hastings. 8th February to 23rd April. This exhibition will offer an in depth look into the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century British art, exploring the history and personal stories of the


collection’s development. The exhibition will provide the first opportunity to showcase almost the entirety of the collection in a single display since the gallery first opened.

Hens Dancing Supper Club 13th February Da Stefanos restaurant, Eastbourne. Join us for an evening of food, wine and lively conversation. See the website for more details

Eastbourne’s Tea Dances Winter Garden, Compton St, Eastbourne. 11th February 2pm-5pm £5 (includes tea & biscuit) Tel: 01323 412000

Little Common Horticultural Society Lecture Little Common Community Centre, Shepherds Close. 14th. February at 7.15 pm. A lecture by Geoff Hutchinson on a Benedictine Monk from Bygone Days. Visitors welcome, entrance £1.

I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue Congress Theatre, Carlisle Rd, Eastbourne. 11th February 7.30pm Join Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim BrookeTaylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense. Tel: 01323 412000

Variety Music Hall starring Roy Hudd 16th February, 5pm De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. For further information and booking details, please see the ad on the back page.

FIRST CLASS CARE IN EAST HOATHLY Four Seasons Health Care are one of the leading independent healthcare providers in the UK. Lydfords Care Home in East Hoathly provides a safe, comfortable environment with professional care and support. We are able to provide a range of care options including nursing and residential care and short term respite care services. Please contact our Home Manager for further details directly on the number below, or visit Lydfords Care Home 23 High Street, East Hoathly, East Sussex, BN8 6DR T: 01825 840 259 F: 01825 840 997 E:

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Ask Eve

Eve Peacock is an internationally renowned Clairvoyant Tarot Reader and Palmist and has appeared many times on TV inc. ITV's "This Morning" She lives in Eastbourne, and is available for telephone readings. You can contact Eve on: 01323 643220 If you have a problem for Eve please email info@ with a photo and your d.o.b. Your full name and photo will not appear in the column. Please make your question short and concise. Problems can only be answered on this page. Dear Eve My dad passed away 6 months ago and apart from some of his own scribblings, we were amazed to discover he has left no will. My mother passed 15 years ago so the estate should be left to my sister, brother and I and our respective children. Now my father's long-lost cousin has turned up and is staking a claim. I'm sick with worry and also annoyed. Can you see how this will turn out in the Tarot cards? Carole, Hastings Dear Carole, Firstly I am so sorry for your loss and as a sensitive Pisces, I can perfectly understand your stress and annoyance at this situation. In 30 years of readings I have seen this come up many times. Long-standing family feuds can be caused by issues to do with wills and inheritances. I'm also amazed that your father didn't leave a will as he seemed a meticulous man. I think it was an over-sight or he believed his own notes to be valid, though unfortunately I don't get a sense of them being accepted as legal. My cards say that this cousin has no legitimate claim on the estate (Judgement card) but with the 8 of swords coming immediately after he will manage to

delay proceedings for a while. I unfortunately see more conflict after with one of your siblings. Ask your dad for help that this situation my be sorted amicably and fairly. Dear Eve Can you tell me a bit about crystals. Is there one that could help me find my soul-mate? I'm a Pisces and haven't had much luck with relationships. Can you also tell me the best way to use it? Jenny, Hastings. Dear Jenny The right crystal to attract love into your life would be a piece of rose quartz. This stone is a lovely pink colour and an uncut piece would be more powerful. They say crystals pick us, so when you go into a shop where they are sold, see which crystal seems to stand out to you. When you take it home it is best to "cleanse" it in a glass or bowl of mineral water on a window sill preferably one that the sun shines onto. I find salt too harsh for crystals though I know a lot people who do use it for cleansing. It is best to soak it for a couple of days and it is said a good time is on the full moon. Then let it dry out in the open air. When you feel ready hold the crystal and "programme" it. This is to ask the crystal to work in a certain way for you. It is best to work with the crystals own qualities, so a rose quartz should be programmed for love. A citrine (a dark yellow stone) for example should be programmed for abundance or ease with money. Say "I dedicate this crystal to the highest good," which means it will work with the light, and then" I nominate this crystal to..." and put in your own desire for it. Carry your crystal around in your pocket, purse or handbag for about a month when it will need cleansing again. Someone once told me an element of a quartz crystal is used in a computer, therefore they have an amazing memory, a crystal will pick up the energy of anyone it comes into contact with, negative or positive.

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Support With Confidence Getting help in East Sussex v is i t w w w .east s u s se x 1s p ac e .c o . u k

Find local care, support and wellbeing services here. W i t h n e w s e r v i c e s j o i n i n g a l l t h e ti m e . Visit us and explore what’s in your community.

A new scheme to approve local providers of care and support services We are welcoming applications from: •

Personal Assistants

Cleaning and household services

Meal preparation and cooking in the home

Home maintenance and garden services

Community equipment providers, and

Any support services within the home.

To find out about joining please call Trading Standards on 01323 463440, email: or visit:

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John’s comfort isn’t our only priority. Taking the time to listen to his stories is just as important. Of course, the quality of care John receives is paramount. But having nurses who treat him like an individual is what really makes the difference. At Peterhouse Care Home we treat our residents like mums, dads, brothers and sisters. Because that’s what they are to you and we understand how important family is.  •    Full CQC compliance •    Compassionate, stable team •    3 acres of beautiful grounds

YOU CAN FIND US IN THE OLD TOWN OF BEXHILL-ON-SEA. Contact Eddie Kasprowicz on 01424 730809 or email

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Don't get left out in the Cold this Winter Live well with Abbeyfield South Downs Enjoy the ideal balance of privacy, support, security, independence and companionship in our houses in Hove, Heathfield, Eastbourne and St Leonards-on-Sea. You will have your own studio flat with the bonus of daily fresh home-cooked meals prepared for you.

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Tel: 01424-212836 Call or email Nolan Taylor on 01435 866539 or Learn more at: Head Office: Abbeyfield South Downs, Holdenhurst, 14 Mill Road, Heathfield, TN21 0XD. Registered charity no: 216779, company: 736150, HCA: HO375.

+ Assistance with personal care, domestic work, getting in/out of bed, bathing, day trips, assistance getting dressed, social inclusion, live in and much more + Fully trained and CRB checked staff + Times to suit you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week + Out of Hours on call service - no call centres

From short term care to more permanent care solutions. We can help. Our aim is to enable you to have choice and control over how you live your life, supporting you to remain an active member of society from the comfort of your own home. Personal Care ∙ Shopping ∙ Cooking ∙ Live In Medication ∙ Complex Care ∙ Companionship Battle, Bexhill, Rye, Hastings, Flimwell and surrounding areas

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Trim Feet Podiatry

Little Common Clinic

57 Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4SL customer parking available l l l l l l l l

Tracy Trimmer HCPC Registered BSc Hons (Podiatry) Routine Foot Care M.Ch.S. Nail Surgery Biomechanical Assessment Email: Insoles / Orthoses Therapeutic Ultrasound Website: Wilde-Pedique toenail correction Home visits available

Tel: 01424 848602

All classes £5 To book, Phone Deb on:

07772 473415 Please visit: for full timetable and locations

St Augustine’s Church Hall, Bexhill Mondays 10.30am & 11.20am Battle Memorial Hall, Battle Tuesdays at 11.15am Fridays at 11.15am Sedlescombe Village Hall Thursdays at 6.15pm Manor Barn, Old Town, Bexhill Thursdays at 9.30am

PUTTING YOUR FEET FIRST Pamela Davey MSSCh DipPodMed MBChA Chiropodist/Podiatrist 66 Collington Lane West, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN393TA Don’t let painful feet hold you back, I can help. Make an appointment today. For all your foot care needs including ingrown toenails, corns, callus & verrucae. Diabetic patients welcomed. Surgery and home appointments available FHPC registered

Telephone: 01424 844820 Mobile: 07733178244 Web site:

Walking for Health - Your local weekly walk diary Walking is a fantastic way to stay fit and these, FREE, regular, organised, local walks are a great way to get out and meet new people while enjoying some fresh air! EAST SUSSEX HEALTH WALKS : MONDAYS: Hastings Old Town: Meet at 2pm opposite the Jenny Lind pub, High Street. Rye: Starting at 10am at Gibbets Marsh car park, Udimore Road. Sidley: Meet at 11am on Sidley Green. Ticehurst: Meet at 10.30am Pickford Lane car park. TUESDAYS: St. Leonards: Meet at 11am, inside the WRVS centre, South Street. Robertsbridge: Meet 9.30am, outside the Youth Centre, The Grove. Hampden Park, Eastbourne: 11.30am outside Lakeside tea chalet, Hampden Park Drive. WEDNESDAYS: Alexandra Park: 12 noon at the Cafe in the park. Ashdown House: 1pm meet outside E-floor reception, Sedlescombe Road North.

Eastbourne Shinewater: Meet at 10.30am outside the CoOp on Milfoil Drive. Contact Paula Hubens - 07740 899 559

EASTBOURNE AGE CONCERN, WALKING FOR WELLNESS: MONDAYS: Eastbourne: Seafront walk starting at 10am at the Lifeboat Museum opposite Carlisle Road. WEDNESDAYS: Hampden Park: Starting at 10am, at the Lakeside Tea Chalet. THURSDAYS: Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne: Starting at 10am outside Bright Ideas in Sovereign Harbour. Three mile circular walk finishing at a cafe. Contact Christine Moakes - 01323 638474

THURSDAYS: Hastings Town Centre: Starting at 2pm outside United Reformed Church, Robertson Street.

MONDAYS: Pevensey Bay: at 9.45am outside Pevensey Bay library. Suitable for older walkers.

FRIDAYS: Battle: 10am opposite Battle Abbey on The Green. Church Wood: Starting at 10.30am at Church in the Wood car park, Church Wood Drive, Hollington. Bexhill: 11am, in the foyer of the De La Warr Pavilion.

Contact Louise Clarke – 01892 602881



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Craniosacral Therapy - Golden Times Review by Debby

Emma Ross Craniosacral Therapy

Free 15 minute taster sessions are available & a 20% discount to Golden Times readers on your first appointment.

Chi Kung Classes

Similar to Tai Chi, benefits include improved concentration, mental clarity, coordination, emotional & physical balance, health, fitness & flexibility. For details please visit: Email:

T: 01424 319110 M: 07828 488697


Do you have a bad back? Aches & pains? Chronic conditions that make you think you have to "live with the pain"? Does your doctor just give you painkillers to mask the problem? If the answer is yes then I may be able to help Advanced Clinical massage is a specialist treatment of soft tissue manipulation for people suffering from Chronic pain or Sports injuries. Using a range of advanced bodywork techniques I aim to eliminate/reduce pain and increase range of movement within 2-6 weekly sessions Some of the conditions I can treat include:- lower back pain/ sciatica, RSI conditions (Tennis Elbow, Carpel Tunnel) Neck and shoulder pain/ whiplash, Headaches/migraines, Sports injuries If you would like to discuss your condition/injury and find out how I can start helping you straight away! ContactJoanna Joanna Munro Munro on 752033 Contact on01424 07764966414

Having suffered from back pain for many years, & having tried a variety of therapies, I was intrigued by the prospect of visiting Emma Ross to try Craniosacral Therapy. The treatment, which took place in a beautiful, warm room, is non-invasive and doesn't require you to remove your clothing. The therapy itself was gentle and involved Emma placing her hands on my body and sensing the tensions while helping to release them in a relaxing and comfortable way. The session of therapy enabled Emma to identify a number of different issues with my back which needed to be resolved. I found the whole experience very calming and left quite relaxed and a little emotional. I found the experience very beneficial, I will certainly be seeing Emma again.

Osteopathy provides gentle effective treatment for: Back pain and ache | Sports injuries | Arthritic Pain | Joint Pain | Muscle Tension | Nerve Pain | Circulatory Problems | Headaches Jane Jeater and Deborah Hollands use a variety of osteopathic techniques, predominantly structural as well as cranial osteopathy. Every treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual patient. Introducing our NEW clinic at the Old Courthouse in Battle now offering extended opening times, open five days a week. For enquiries or to book an appointment please call 01424 774466 or email Recognised by all major medical insurers

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1 Take a look inside your fridge – have you left the art of cooking behind you? Relying on ready meals? Cutting corners with sauces? Lazy dinners? Nothing beats a Roast Chicken, or a slow cooked Beef Stew – go on – COOK REAL AGAIN. Less Fat, Less Salt, Less Sugar in your diet and you’ll feel dandy in no time. Remember VEGETABLES? They aren’t a garnish! Eat LOADS. 2 Can you sit on the floor like you used to? Do you heave yourself off the sofa? Lean on the coffee table to plug the hoover in? Sounds like your body has got a bit RUSTY and whilst oil works nicely on a shed door - Pilates is a better option for us to get mobile again. Slow, controlled, supervised and almost always lying down on a mat – it’s a relaxing way for all ages and conditions to improve mobility. 3 Stressed, unhappy, anxious, snacking, processed food or bad sleeping habits all create hormone peaks in your body such as over production of insulin, adrenalin or cortisol – all quite toxic, and contributes to ‘bellyfat’. Take some TIME OUT for YOU, bed by 10.30, and ask for help if you are struggling with ANYTHING causing you anxiety.



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Does a new year call for a new you? It might be weight loss, a healthier lifestyle or my personal favourite, a good wardrobe clear-out. We all love to set goals at this time of year. It should be easy, shouldn't it, but come the end of January most of us will have abandoned our resolutions and settle for another year with a wardrobe bursting with "nothing to wear". We'll spend 2014 wearing the same old favourites whilst 80% of our clothes never make it out of the closet and we'll fill our wardrobes with bargains and "musthaves" with little thought about creating a cohesive "look". How can we break out of this cycle? Change is hard and new habits take time to establish so here are a few fun tips to make it easy. Colour Up: Every week choose a new colour and wear something different in that colour every day. This will make you pull out tops, skirts and accessories that lie languishing at the back of the wardrobe, or wear that dress that you usually keep for special occasions. Upgrade yourself: Sort your wardrobe into a "hierarchy", with your poshest frocks at the top and your tattiest "never to be seen in public" items at the bottom. Label each level e.g. formal & dressy, party, office, lunch dates, smart casual, lounging around... you get the idea. Starting in the middle, downgrade everything one level, so what you would have reserved for lunch dates now becomes smart casual for shopping or going to the pub, and that party frock is now shown off at the office with a smart jacket. You'll start to wear all your best clothes more and, if you're very inspired,

New Beginnings Singles Social Group for 50+ Would you like to make new friends ? Join us at our weekly bar night, meals, walks, trips and other fun events. Only £35 p.a. to change your life. Why not come and join this friendly group?

Tel Alex or Sallie : 01424 814227/814938


you might toss out the bottom layer entirely. Fripperize (My favourite new word): Focus on the extras - jewellery, shoes, bags, scarves, belts, hats - and let the accessories carry your outfit. It's a cheap and quick way to change your look and you can afford to take a few risks. Friendship Test: Pull out a dozen items you haven't worn in the last year. Separate them into two piles (i) those you'd feel comfortable giving to a friend and (ii) those you know your friends would be horrified to receive. Pile (i) goes back in the wardrobe (ii) goes to the charity shop or the bin. After all, if it's not good enough for your friends, why is it good enough for you? Inside out: Every time you wear something hang it back in the wardrobe inside out. Make yourself a promise you will wear a new item every day for a week and not re-wear anything that's inside out for at least a week. At the end of the week turn everything back to normal and start again. After one month, extend the period to two weeks and keep on challenging yourself to wear more and more of your wardrobe. After a few months, remove all those items which have never been worn. Try these simple exercises, and I promise you will change your habits and, by this time next year, you'll look and feel very different - Michèle Want to find out more? I'm Michèle Duke, an Independent Style Advisor with a gorgeous collection of French Fashions for women. Visit my Studio in St Leonards for the ultimate in Personal Shopping. The first 5 people to call me quoting "Golden Times" will receive a FREE 45minute Style Consultation. See my website or call me on 07801 621310 for more information.

TEN-WEEK COURSES FOR ADULTS TO LIGHT UP THE NEW YEAR Watercolour Painting for All Thursdays 10am till 12noon Starting Jan 16th in Little Common Vamps or Martyrs: Women Wartime Spies Thursdays 10.15am till 12.15pm Starting March 27th in Bexhill Britain & the World in the 1950s Fridays 10.15am till 12.15pm Starting March 28th in Bexhill Each Course £79 or FREE if on income-related benefit

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Art class starts soon Absolute Beginners to Improvers will love this course!

Great news for our readers looking for something fun to do in the new year! The good news is, by popular demand, we are NOW taking enquiries for our next parttime Art Class, which starts in January. This is a new 12 14 week part-time art class (once a week for 3 hours).

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS WILL LOVE THIS CLASS The course is designed to be fun for Absolute Beginners who have never picked up a brush before through to Improvers.


We adapt to each student’s needs and give them all the guidance and help they need to develop their artistic skills. The curriculum is fun, comprehensive and interesting. Over 12 14 weeks we will explore 4 different media; pencil drawing and sketching with shading and highlighting techniques, oil pastel painting and techniques, painting and blending with watercolours and acrylics. Step by step tuition in the basic techniques and secrets needed to create beautiful pieces of art.


By the end of the course, students will have created a minimum of 8 pieces of their very own original art they can enjoy forever – from beautiful countryside


landscapes scenes to incredible seaside vistas.


What better way to enjoy the next few months and have fun to look forward to every week while you develop your creative skills?

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vows. Yours will then be written from the heart and will serve as a source of strength and inspiration for the rest of your life. When you write your own vows, you should acknowledge what your new marriage means to you. Try to focus on what makes your relationship special and what spending the rest of your life together means to you. Don't worry if you don't have a flair for writing, at Your Wedding PA, we have samples of wedding vows that you can use and which have been specially written for 2nd marriage ceremonies. You want to be able to read your vows in the future and think. "Hell yeah, that's why I married him!"

21st – 23rd February – 10am5pm, 10am-6pm, 10am-5pm Cooden Beach Hotel, Bexhill 22nd February – 10am-4pm

The Brighton Wedding Show, Mercure Brighton 23rd February – 11am-4pm The White Rock Theatre Wedding Fayre, Hastings 23rd February – 11am-4pm

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Later Life Planning - The Times They Are a Changing! IFA and Long Term Care Consultant, Natalie Ringwood, writes as to how Later Life Planning has changed over the past decades and why it is so important to carefully plan in order to meet changing objectives and concerns: Later Life Planning has traditionally been a play in two acts! Act 1 is ensuring that our client has sufficient income to meet their expenditure requirements. The villain in Act 1 is the evil ‘Inflation’ who eats into fixed income. As Later Life Planners, we help clients generate an income stream that will hopefully retain its purchasing power as the cost of living creeps up. Financial security is the main priority. Act 2 is the Generation Game where we assist clients wishing to leave their assets to their family. The villain of the piece is Inheritance Tax and the 40% tax grab on assets held in excess of the £325,000 Nil Rate Band. However, planning objectives alter to reflect the wider changes in our society. Over the past decades the UK has seen a massive increase in life expectancy and with it, a growing need for care in later life. Discussions with retired clients will invariably turn to the possible need for future care and the funding of the cost of care.

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According to a recent House of Lords report entitled ‘Ready for Ageing’ between now and 2030 there will be a doubling of the number of Britons aged 85 and over plus an amazing 50% rise in the number of people over age 65. There has been increasing demand for advice in respect of clients who require care provision, whether in their own home or in a care home facility. When helping our clients and their family, we regularly identify the same key issues: • The single biggest issue is that difficult decisions have to be made at a very emotional time for a family. The loved one who requires care will be anxious whilst sons and daughters who will often be the major decision makers, experience their own anxiety and feelings of guilt towards their loved one. •

All involved will find the whole experience of navigating the care system both challenging and in many cases a daunting experience. The questions are endless. What type of care is required? If I need residential care where will I be happy and settled? Can I afford the cost? What am I entitled to in terms of financial assistance from the State or the Local Authority? Will I have to sell my

home? Will I run out of funds in time to come, in which case will I have to leave the care home of my choice? Many clients and their supporting family become overwhelmed by the complexity of decisions which have to be made over a relatively short period of time. As a Long Term Care Consultant I have found that the emotional support I am able to offer is valued as highly as my professional advice. No one situation is the same and I therefore have to fully understand objectives and concerns in order to advise and create a personalised plan for each and every client. When advising a client and their family, I will need to take into account a host of planning considerations including: •

What types of care is available and what is the most appropriate option. I may need to plan for keeping couples together.

Do loved ones have the power to act? The need for Lasting Power of Attorney for finance & welfare.

Current legislation – Local Authority Support; 12 week property disregard; Deferred Payment Agreement; Self Funding and Local Authority assistance; 3rd Party Topups; NHS & State Benefits.

Funding the cost of care – ensuring continuous care may be guaranteed for life; leaving assets to love ones; IHT planning.

What about existing property – should the home be rented or sold? Who should be asked to sell the property? Should Equity Release be used to fund care in your own home?

Proposed new legislation.

NHS Continuing Healthcare regulations

On a personal note I take great satisfaction in supporting families to achieve their objectives and overcome their concerns. In the next issue I will present a case study which highlights challenging planning issues and how we were able to overcome them. Finally, please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any advice in connection with Later Life Planning or if you would like a copy of our Care Fees Planning Handbook.

Natalie Ringwood DipFA MIFS IFA & Long Term Care Consultant

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Event Listings Village Hall Band Night Saturday, 15th February Langney Village Hall Association is presenting a Band Night - included in your £10 ticket is music and supper. Supper served at 7pm and music commences around 7.45pm. Telephone 07531 677 199 to arrange tickets or phone 01323 763762 and leave your details for a call back. Rye Bay Scallop Week 15th to 23rd February. A regular annual event for Rye - its mouthwatering locally caught scallops are said to be some of the best in the country. A mainly restaurant-based event when the local delicacy is at its plumpest and most succulent. For more information, visit:

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Whilst in Hailsham the other day we decided to pop into Callenders Restaurant for a spot of lunch. We had heard lots of good things about this restaurant recently, and had been recommended to visit by friends who had thoroughly enjoyed dinner here the previous night. Callenders has an all British menu and focuses clearly on local produce. Greeted with a genuinely warm welcome on arrival, the atmosphere, alive with the chat of diners and the clink of cutlery, was relaxed and calm. The layout inside was spacious and comfortable and totally wheel chair accessible. My wife was pleasantly surprised by the prices on the menu. All main courses were priced at a very reasonable £6.50. I had Whitebait to start, and the most delicious Liver and Bacon to follow. My wife chose Roast Duck from the extensive specials board, which she enjoyed very much. The desserts were fabulous too. All in all it was a great experience. This is a true gem of a restaurant and we think it is well worth a visit and we’ll definitely be back soon.

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ll the team at Whites proudly welcome you to our family run restaurant situated on George Street in Hastings’ historic Old Town, nestled between the ancient East and West Hills. Whites is just a short distance from Rock-a-Nore beach, home to the local fishing fleet, with it’s famous black net huts.

Not only can you see your food being prepared to the highest standards but also enjoy the enticing aromas generated by our talented chef.

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Take a look at our website to view our wonderful seafood platters, the best in Hastings, as well as our everyday main menu. We also have a Light Lunch Menu offering one course for £8.50pp or two courses for £12.50pp. Outside the restaurant is additional seating protected by large awnings. This offers the perfect spot to enjoy a kilo of Moules Mariniere and a glass of Pinot or two while taking in the hustle and bustle of George Street. We hope to welcome you to Whites soon, please contact us if there is anything we can do to make your visit even more enjoyable.

Here at Whites we are very proud of our newly refitted open kitchen, which has been awarded the highest rating for food hygiene by the food standards agency.

Game Pie Use any combination of game meat for a hearty and filling pie. Goes well with creamy mash. (Serves 6) 675g/1½lb mixed game meat such as pheasant, partridge, hare and rabbit, boned 225g/8oz venison steak cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes 2 tbsp sunflower oil 2 red onions, peeled and sliced 120g/4oz smoked streaky bacon, de-rinded and chopped 120g/4oz chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

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Method: Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and cook the meat in batches until well browned. Once cooked, set to one side. Heat the rest of the oil and cook the onions for 5 minutes until they begin to soften. Add the bacon, garlic and mushrooms and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, add seasoning and stir in the bay leaf, redcurrant jelly, orange zest, stock and red wine. Bring the ingredients to the boil, add your meat, then simmer gently for 40-50 minutes ensuring

that the meat is tender. Leave to cool while preheating your oven to 200c or Gas mark 6. Put the filling into a pie dish, roll out your pastry to make a lid and attach to the dish, covering the filling. You may wish to use some pastry offcuts to decorate the pie lid at this point. Cut a steam hole in the centre of the pastry and glaze the top with a beaten egg. Bake for 20 minutes before reducing the heat to 180c or Gas mark 4 for a further 30 minutes. Serve once the pastry has browned and risen and the filling is piping hot.

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