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JUNE/JULY 2011 ISSUE NO. 19

Delivered to over 7,000 homes, pubs, shops and post offices in Malvern, Pershore, Evesham & surrounding areas


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Beauty Therapy by Katie Haines

Shellac is a new 14 day wear revolutionary product that applies like a polish, but wears like a gel. Shellac is hard wearing, kind to the nails, fantastic for special occasions & perfect for the every day client.

20% off all Shellac treatments during June & July Dermalogica & Jessica stockists A full range of traditional beauty treatments available Pello Bonito • Church Street • Fladbury Pershore • Worcs • WR10 2QB

Tel: 01386 860110 Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday Late night opening Wednesday

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C H A S E Heating

The Range & Stove Specialists

It's . . .

SUMMER! . . . and time to talk to the experts We have a wide range of Woodburning stoves and range cookers on display in our large showroom. Visit us to view our great selection of ecofriendly and carbon neutral stoves and ranges, all at very competitive prices. Talk to our fully qualified installation team about the the best heating system for your home.

. . . and look forward to a wonderful, warm and cosy Winter! Now stocking Coal, Kiln Dried Logs, Kindling & Eco Fuels OPEN: Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm Saturday 9am - 1pm Racecourse Road ● Pershore ● WR10 2EY Tel: 01386 555 333

www.chaseheating.co.uk

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jane guest 07961 125906

jane@gourmandcatering.co.uk

www.gourmandcatering.co.uk

20 years catering experience Licence holder

Fern’s Cattery Windmill Hill Field Alcester Road Radford WR7 4LS Are you planning a trip? Now your feline friends can have a luxurious time too...

Please contact us to discuss the requirements for your event Gourmand Catering will prepare a bespoke menu and services for your occasion

celebrations • dinner parties • lunches kids stuff • weddings • funerals • corporate events

gourmand; a gourmand is a person who takes great pleasure in food. An old word implying appreciation of food ranging from refined 'gourmet' to excess 'gluttony'!

- Purpose built cattery situated in beautiful countryside. - Our chalets are constructed to the highest standards using the most up-to-date materials to comply with the model license conditions. - All chalets are heated, secure, hygienic and designed to offer interested, comfortable accommodation. - Any medical conditions are catered for. - Collection and delivery service. - 24 hour veterinary care. - Fully qualified staff.

For more details contact Ayley on: Tel: 01386 792554 Email: ayley@fernscattery.co.uk www.fernscattery.co.uk

WELCOME TO INKBERROW BOWLS CLUB Anyone interested in learning to play bowls, from the local area, either just for fun or on a more competitive basis? Our free and easy sessions are on a Wednesday morning from 10am or Friday nights from 6pm, just bring yourself, casual dress and flat shoes, bowls provided. If you are unable to make these times give us a call and we will fix a time more suitable for you. Or, join in our friendly or more competitive games during the week or at weekends, against local clubs, you choose. Don’t forget playing bowls helps you make new friends, supports your local communities and helps you lead a healthier lifestyle, go on give it a go . . . . . . we look forward to seeing you on the green. Inkberrow Bowls Club, Sands Road, Inkberrow, Worcs, WR7 4HJ Contact: Lynne on 01386 792101 or David on 01386 792822 email: inkberrowbowls@hotmail.co.uk website: http:/inkberrowbowls.clubbz.com 8

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S And H Building And Pav i n g C o n t r a c t o r s From this . . . .

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Extensions • Alterations Garage Conversions • Fencing Conservatory Bases • Fish Ponds Brickwork & Plastering Block Paving • Slab Laying All interior work, including: Ceramic Tiling • Wood Floors Doors & Windows and more . . . For a free quote call andy on Tel: 01905 841 847 Mob: 07884 274976

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Otter

Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd

design, supply and fit of traditional, contemporary & modern living spaces

A complete service from basic supply and installation to complete projects involving structural modification: Full fit out, plumbing, plastering, electrics, gas work and tiling. No obligation quotations with full 3D creative design service. T. 01386 792 020 / 07792 663 801

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Simon Haines Construction Services Ltd

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General Building Conversions & Extensions Property Maintenance Groundworks

Over 16 years experience Telephone: 01386 550002 Mobile: 07971 002637 Email: simon@shcsgroup.co.uk www.shcsgroup.co.uk

www.homechoiceblinds.org.uk

32 Ashdale Avenue, Pershore, WR10 1PL 10

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l a n d s c a p e d e s i g n &c o n s t r u c t i o n Rune Landscape Design & Construction offer design & build and landscape services to the Midlands, Cotswolds and the Welsh borders.

sunflower soft furnishings complete curtain design service made to measure curtains, blinds, soft furnishings wide range of fabrics & wallpapers to view poles, tracks & all curtain accessories roller, vertical, venetian blinds free home consultation complete fitting service

• comprehensive and partial garden design • design management and supervision • planting design and implementation • landscape construction • maintenance and support

www.runelandscapedesign.co.uk tel: 01905 841 405 - mob: 07908 734 022 email: info@runelandscapedesign.co.uk Rune Enterprises Ltd. Highgrove Farm, Pinvin, Pershore, Worcs. WR10 2LF

STIRLING HOUSE

INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISERS

tel: 01905 381811 mob: 07976 640307 sal.williams@btconnect.com www.sunflowersoftfurnishings.com The Old Smithy, Worcester Road Grafton Flyford, WR7 4PW

Tel 0845 68 68 268 Fax 0845 68 68 269 Mobile 0797 47 43 547 Email Kevin.Pinner@SHIFA.uk.net

KEVIN PINNER

Independent Financial Adviser Advice on all aspects of financial planning

Administration Centre P O Box 268 Malvern WR14 9DD

WILLS - INHERITANCE TAX - PROBATE PENSIONS - LIFE ASSURANCE INVESTMENTS & SAVINGS

Call now for truly impartial advice

www.SHIFA.uk.net/Kevin.Pinner Stirling House Independent Advisers and the term Stirling House IFAs are the marketing terms used to describe the respresentatives of Stirling House Financial Services Limited. Stirling House Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority No. 413234. Stirling House Financial Services Limited Registered Office: Administration Centre, P O Box 268 Mlavern, WR14 9DD Registered in England No. 5112844 Please mention The Worcestershire Villager when responding to advertisers. TO ADVERTISE TELEPHONE 0845 224 7061 EMAIL: INFO@GRAPEVINEPUBLICATIONS.CO.UK

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PAUL COOPER Plastering, Rendering and Screeding Services Overskim Old Walls and Artex 25 years experience

tel 01905 381082 mob 07977 742245

Hazel Woodhead Laundry & Repair of the Equine Wardrobe

Wash & Reproof from only £15 Also repairs to leather work, such as missing straps or keepers

T: 01386 765075 M: 07968 774560

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Kate Hill COUNSELLING Mobile: 07518 883352 Email: katehillco@yahoo.co.uk Member of CPC & ACC

Lloyds Electrical Services Ltd Fuse board upgrades Rewires Extra sockets Fault finding Part P registered and fully insured 17th edition qualified Free no obligation quotations Call 01386 791 328 or 07540 72 60 64 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

Visit www.lloydselectrical.com

E. Hill & Son

Home Handyman

Funeral Directors Established 1960

Independent Family Run Business Holders of Diploma in Funeral Directing Professional & Sympathetic Service Available 24 Hours Prepaid funeral plans available

01386 552141 www.ehillandson.co.uk

Fairfield House, Defford Road, Pershore, WR10 1HZ

Interior Painting & Decorating & Tiling Someone to do those odd jobs around the house No jobs too small Tel: John 07770 442851 email: Johnstobb@aol.com Daisy House, Pinvin, Worcs WR10 2DW

Tarot Reading For tarot reading at your special events hen nights * private party * birthdays * halloween please call 07716 508499 to arrange bookings or visit www.scribd.com/queenofcongo Please mention The Worcestershire Villager when responding to advertisers. TO ADVERTISE TELEPHONE 0845 224 7061 EMAIL: INFO@GRAPEVINEPUBLICATIONS.CO.UK

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Richard Murphy talks about Tax Avoidance in the UK Tuesday 21 June 2011

1.00 pm to 3.00 pm

FREE ENTRY

Charles Hastings Building Room CH G009 Ground Floor University City Campus Infirmary Walk Worcester WR1 3AS Richard Murphy is an anti-poverty campaigner and founder of the Tax Justice Network. He will identify current failings in UK taxation policy at University City Campus, Infirmary Walk, Worcester WR1 3AS at 1pm, Tuesday 21 June 2011. Entry is free. Richard is a regular contributor to BBC television and radio documentaries, a columnist for The Guardian and blogs frequently at www.taxresearch.org.uk Richard is the director of Tax Research LLP, who advise on taxation reform for government agencies, commercial organisations, aid agencies and pressure groups throughout the World. He is an adviser to the TUC on taxation and economic issues. His "The Missing Billions" and "Stemming the Flood?" research papers revealed the full extent of tax avoidance and evasion in the UK. Richard is the co-author of “Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works” (Cornell University Press, 2009) and “A Green New Deal” (New Economics Foundation, 2008). He has been visiting fellow at the business schools of Portsmouth University, University of Sussex and University of Nottingham. He was senior partner of a London firm of accountants for more than ten years. He has also been a serial entrepreneur. If you would like to interview Richard he would be delighted to talk to you between 11am and 4pm on Tuesday 21 June. Please email Robin Clarke, the organiser of this event, at robin.clarke@talk21.com to arrange a time. This event is part of The Worcestershire Literary Festival 2011: www.worcslitfest.com - telephone numbers are 0845 652 0621 and 01905 24435. The venue is part of the University of Worcester - www.worcester.ac.uk - and its telephone number is 01905 855000. 14

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MOST STYLES IN FULL AND HALF SIZES ~ SIZE 3 - 8 LADIES & SIZE 6 - 12 MENS

Childrens' main fitting centre in the area for both CLARKS & START-RITE at Redditch Our Alcester shop also has a large selection OUR STOW SHOP SPECIALISES IN LADIES & MENS FOOTWEAR Owned and run by a local family BRANDS INCLUDE: CLARKS, ECCO, RIEKER, HOTTER, LOTUS, LELLI KELLY, ROHDE, GABOR, GRENSON, LOAKE, BARKER, START-RITE, GEOX, MERRELL, SKECHERS, SEBAGO, VAN-DAL, EQUITY, TAMARIS, TIMBERLAND ~ HANDBAGS BY RADLEY & TULA

KINGFISHER CENTRE, REDDITCH - REDDITCH Tel: 01527 62416 HIGH STREET, ALCESTER 4 PARK STREET, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD

We provide as standard: • FIXED FEES • PARTNER LED SERVICE • FREE MEETINGS • FREE TELEPHONE AND EMAIL SUPPORT

Accounts  Bookkeeping & VAT  Payroll & CIS  Management Reporting Tax Compliance  Tax Planning  Business Start Ups  Company Formations 

01386 49999

43 Merstow Green | Evesham | WR11 4BB

www.crumppearce.co.uk

Hills Wills Free Home Visit Consultations y y y y y y

Protect your loved ones Specify your beneficiaries Appoint guardians for your children Specify your funeral wishes Protect your property against care home fees Lasting power of attorney For free advice or an information pack contact :

Michael Hill (MIPW)

01527 850775 email : enquiries@hillswills.co.uk or visit our website : www.hillswills.co.uk Hills Wills complies with the IPW Code of Practice

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Are we stupid . . . or what? In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions found on various consumer goods: On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) : "Do not turn upside down." (well . . . duh . . . a bit late, huh!) On Sainsbury's peanuts : "Warning: contains nuts." (talk about a news ash) On Boot's Children Cough Medicine : "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication." (we could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get 5 year-olds with head-colds o those bulldozers!) On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding : "Product will be hot after heating." (. . . and you thought . . . ????) On a bar of Dial soap : "Directions: Use like regular soap." (and that would be . . . ???) On a Sears hairdryer : "Do not use while sleeping." (but that's the only time I have to work on my hair!) On a bag of Doritos : "You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside." (the shoplifter special?) On packaging for a Rowenta iron : "Do not iron clothes on body." (but wouldn't this save me time?) On some Swanson frozen dinners : "Serving suggestion: Defrost." (but . . . it's just a suggestion.) On a Japanese food processor : "Not to be used for the other use." (now, somebody out there, help me on this . . . I'm a bit curious.) On Nytol Sleep Aid : "Warning: May cause drowsiness." (and I'm taking this because . . . ???) On most brands of Christmas lights : "For indoor or outdoor use only." (as opposed to what?) On an American Airlines packet of nuts : "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts." (step 3: say what?) On a child's Superman costume : "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." (I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.) On a Swedish Chainsaw : "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals." (Oh my God . . . was there a lot of this happening somewhere?) 16

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Family Fun Day & Craft Fair Saturday 18th June 10 am – 4 pm “Never seen an Alpaca?” Come and see these enchanting creatures at Simply Alpaca’s Family Fun Day, and get to meet them in “person”. “What are they for?” We breed them for their incredible fibre which we use to create individually handcrafted textiles. We will show case our products and give other like-minded crafters the opportunity to do the same with their creations.. Meet the Alpacas ~ Alpaca Walks & Obstacle Course Craft Fair ~ Spinning & Felting Demonstrations Refreshments ~ Entrance: Adults £2, Children free (ticket to include a cup of tea/coffee/squash) Look us up at www.simplyalpaca.co.uk

Kings Lodge, Alcester Road, Flyford Flavell, Worcester

(between Flyford & Inkberrow, about ¼ mile from the Army & Outdoor Store)

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Events in Worcestershire

June

Wednesday 1st June to Monday 4 July Exhibition of Hats & Craftwork Hats amongst a plethera of other craftwork from a huge variety of art and craftworkers, in Malvern. 1 Worcester Rd, Malvern, WR14 4QY. www. malverngallery.co.uk Friday 3rd June The Taming of the Shrew Presented by the Festival Players at Kington & Dormston Village Hall on at 7 pm. Tickets £10 (include glass of wine) available from Hannah 01905 381702 or Sandra 01386 792400. Saturday 4th June Open Water Swim 2011 The perfect way to get the whole family to enjoy a day outdoors. 2pm. Food & drink available, All entrants must be 16 and over. £10 per person includes entry to a swim and a swimming cap. Top Barn Farm, Holt Heath, WR6 6NH. www. raise4leukaemia.org.uk/new-open-water-swim Sunday 5th June The Forgotten Island family trail A National Family Week Event. Get out and about in the park at Croome and discover the Forgotten Island through a cunning trail of adventure where the kids can go wild. From: 10am – 4pm. Croome, near High Green, Worcester, WR8 9DW Saturday 11th June Inkberrow & District Horticultural Society Rose & Flower Show Inkberrow Village Hall Open to the public at 2.30 pm. Admission 50p Children free. Plant stall, raffle and refreshments. Entries to be staged between 11am-1.00pm. No entry fees. EVERYONE WELCOME. Sunday 12th June Birtsmorton Court - Open Garden for NGS Fortified manor house (not open) dating from C12; moat; Westminster pool laid down in Henry VII’s reign at time of consecration of Westminster Abbey. Large tree under which Cardinal Wolsey reputedly slept in shadow of ragged stone. White garden, potager; topiary Admission £4.50, Children free. Times:2pm5.30pm. Birtsmorton Court, nr Malvern, WR13 6JS Sunday 12th 19th & 26th June Cripplegate Sunday Bands Bring a picnic and enjoy the bands playing between 2:30pm & 4:30pm: June 12th Gloucester Excelsior 18

Band; June 19th Chris Carmell’s New Vintage Jazz Band; June 26th The Shirley Band Please note bands may be subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances. Cripplegate Park, New Road, Worcester, WR2 4QG Sunday 12th June Pershore Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Explore a variety of large and small gardens in the market town of Pershore. The Angel Hotel, The Star and Brandy Cask will be serving lunches. Teas will be served at various locations, Admission £6, Children free. 1pm – 6pm. Pershore Gardens, Pershore, WR10 1BG Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June Three Counties Show The Region’s Premier Agricultural Show. 9am6pm daily. Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW. www.threecounties.co.uk/ threecounties Sunday 19th June Father’s Day Falconry Enjoy flying displays throughout the day and find out more about Birds of Prey with falconry expert, Trevor Hill. Contact: Emily Knight 01527 821214. 11am-4pm. Booking Not Needed. Hanbury Hall, School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa, WR9 7EA Saturday 25th June Concert with Worcester Symphony Orchestra Worcester Symphony Orchestra return to Pershore Abbey for an afternoon of music. 2.30pm. Tickets available from Pershore Tourist Information Centre, Blue and a la Carte, or on the door. £10 (£8 concessions). Pershore Abbey, Pershore, WR10 1DT. www.worcestersymphony.co.uk. Sunday 26th June Bishampton Village Fete Cake and bric-a-brac stalls, tombola, coconut shy, horseshoe throwing, tug-of-war and much more. Refreshments. From 1.30pm Sunday 26th June Worcestershire Bike Ride - British Heart Foundation Join in the fun of getting fit and saving hearts at the BHF brand new Worcestershire or Wyre Bike Ride. On the day registration opens at 8am. Cyclists can start anytime between 9am and 10am. Advance Reg: Adult £10, Child £5. On the Day Reg: Adult £15, Child £5. Worcester Warriors, WR3 8ZE. www.bhf.org.uk/worcestershire

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elcome to the Grapevine Gifts Mail-Order Catalogue, a new addition to the Worcestershire Villager. This month we feature the skincare products of Each month we will add new products to give you the best choice of items "not available on the high street"

Grapevine Gifts

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f you have crafts or other products you would like featured in the catalogue, please phone 0845 224 7061 or email info@grapevinepublications.co.uk to arrange this.

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Bath & Simmering Salts 300g - £5.00 Made from ‘Dead Sea’ salts and scented with essential oils, they can be used dry as a room scenter, water can be added when used with a oil burner or used in the bath Orange & Clove Calming & Easing – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Peppermint & Cinnamon Atlantic Fresh – Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender & Spearmint Oil Relaxing & Indulgent – a sumptuous blend of geranium, orange, lavender & ylang ylang Sensual & Exotic – a stimulating blend of orange, patchouli, ylang ylang & lime oil Inspiration & Exhilaration – a tonic of neroli, citrus, mandarin, lavender & rosemary oil

Luxury Foaming Bath & Shower Milk 200ml – £8.00 A milky coconut oil base for a light foaming bath – Sulphate and Paraben Free Relaxing & Indulgent – a sumptuous blend of geranium, orange, lavender & ylang ylang Sensual & Exotic – a stimulating blend of orange, patchouli, ylang ylang & lime oil Inspiration & Exhilaration – a tonic of neroli, citrus, mandarin, lavender & rosemary oil

Shower & Bath Body Wash 200ml - £7.00 Fully foaming shower and bath gel that is Sulphate & Paraben Free Rose Jasmine & Orange Angel Essence - a delightful feminine aroma

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Candles 100% organic vegan plant wax and natural fragrance oils to give you gorgeous eco-friendly scented candles. Each candle is clean-burning and fully scented, allowing you to set the perfect mood with natural fragrance. • 100% organic scented candle • 100% vegan • 100% natural sustainable plant wax • Contains pure plant extracts • Plant wax is clean-burning, healthy and eco-friendly • Candle is self-contained and very safe • Packaging is 100% recyclable Oats & Honey - A warm and welcoming combination of sweet Honey with delicious, freshly made porridge oats, steaming hot with that memorable heavenly delight Rosemary & Thyme – a beautiful relaxing herb garden fragrance Lavender - Natural relaxation captured for you. Lavender oil soothes and balances. Ideal after a tough day or for helping you to sleep Violet & Sweet pea - The sweet, delicate fragrance of Violet flowers in full blossom, combined with fresh Sweetpea straight from the garden, to relax and revitalise your senses. May Chang -Lifts you up and refreshes your whole home. This fragrance revitalises your senses and brings natural freshness into any room Faith - The subtle fusion of frankincense, with precious amber and woody cedar Mediation – a subtle fusion of ho wood oil, ylang ylang, bergamont and clary sage Lemongrass & Citrus Tonic – a revitalising, relaxing aroma Geranium & Tea Tree – This fresh scent restore balance to you and your home Orange, Clove & Cinnamon - Fruity orange blended with spicy clove and cinnamon makes a stimulating and uplifting tonic. Tomato & Blackcurrant – A beautifully tangy, fresh Tomato fragrance is balanced with the sweet, fruity fragrance of ripened Blackcurrant berries. Ylang Ylang & Cardamon - A jungly, spicy and exotic combination creating an aura of warm and sensuous mystery Fresh Cotton – the smell of freshly laundered washing

20cl Aroma Pot Candle (Burning

time 40 – 50hrs approx)

£9.95

9cl Votive Candles

(Burning Time approx 16hrs)

£3.95 Tealights x 3

(Burning time approx 8hrs total)

£4.75

Travel Candle

(Burning time approx 20hrs)

£4.50

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Organic Soap Bars 98.5% organic - £3.50 each They are a pleasure to use and create a soft lather, ideal for shaving, without drying the skin out, they dry well and are long lasting. Naturally coloured, they contain no petroleum based dyes, using 99% organic ingredients * denotes organic – Sodium Palmate*, Sodium Cocoate*, Glycerin*, Sodium Citrate, Aqua, Essential oils** or Fragrance oils. Made in the UK and manufactured in conjunction with and providing employment for blind and disabled people. Rose Geranium ** Lemon & Tea Tree ** (Gardeners Soap with Pumice (2%)) Butter Milk Wild Fig & Grape

Body Butters – 100g Tube - £7.50, 200g pot - £12.00 Formulated with Shea Butter & Cocoa Butter, Coconut oil with essential oils & Vitamin ‘E’. Paraben Free. All natural ingredients giving a rich luxurious cream for face, hands and body, easily absorbed leaving no smears. Kind to sensitive skin. Mango Butter Jasmine & Orange Angel Essence – a delightful feminine aroma

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Events in Worcestershire

July

Saturday 2nd July Bretforton Church Fete A National Trust Event: Bretforton Church Fete, raising money for St Leonard’s Church. Contact: The Fleece Inn 01386 831173. 1pm-4pm. The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, near Evesham, WR11 7JE Saturday 2nd July Blues at The Fold Festival One day festival of nationally acclaimed blues music just outside Worcester. Gates open at 1pm; music 2pm till 11pm. £10 adults in advance (£12 on gate) £3 for Under 12’s, Under 5’s free. Camping £5pp adults, kids camp free with an adult. The Fold, Bransford, Worcester WR6 5JB. www. bluesatthefold.co.uk Saturday 2nd July Beoley Summer Fete A traditional English festival, featuring some old favourites as well as some new additions to provide a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Entry free. St. Leonard’s Church, Beoley, B98 9AR. www.stleonards.org.uk Sunday 3rd July Spetchley Park Gardens - Open Garden Surrounded by glorious countryside and deer park, this 30-acre Victorian paradise boasts an enviable collection of plant treasures from every corner of the globe. Adults £6, Children free, concessions £5.50. 11am-6pm. Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchley, WR5 1RS Saturday 9th July Craft and Gift Fair An opportunity to treat yourself or your loved ones to a unique gift idea of "not seen on the High Street" products. 10am-4pm. Free admission. Town Hall, Market Place, Evesham WR11 4RN Wednesday 13th to Wednesday 27th July Avoncroft Summer Nights Enjoy a summer’s evening in the Museum grounds with a variety of activities, music performances. Part of the UK-wide CBA Festival of British Archaeology 16-31 July 2011. 10.30am-0pm. Info: 01527 831363. Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July Upton Blues Festival The best blues festival in the UK; two main stages,

nine pub stages, over 80 performances over the weekend from some of the best blues bands in the UK. Camping available. All performances are free entry. For camping prices visit www. uptonbluesfestival.org.uk Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July Saxons on Your Doorstep Exhibition exploring the Saxon burial treasure here at the Almonry, plus previously unseen photos and data from the dig. Hands-on craft activities for children. 10am-5pm. Info: Tonia Byrd 01386 446944. The Almonry Heritage Centre, Abbey Gate, Evesham WR11 4BG. www. archaeologyfestival.org.uk/whatson Sunday 17th July Exotic Pet Awareness Day A fun educational day for the whole family. Come & get up close & personal with Raccoons, Skunks, Prairie Dogs & many more unusual pets and animals. 10.30am-4.30pm. Adults: £4.50 Children over 4: £4.00 Senior citizens: £3.50 Family: £14.50 (2 adults + 2 children). Free parking. Tel 01386 443348. The Ark Animal Sanctuary, Evesham Country Park, Evesham, WR11 4TP. www.eveshamcountrypark.co.uk & www. thearkanimalsanctuary.co.uk/ Saturday 23rd July Bretforton Proms A National Trust Event: Bretforton Proms Contact: The Fleece Inn 01386 831173. 5pm-11pm. The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, near Evesham, WR11 7JE Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July Invaders! Meet some of history’s most famous invaders as you come face to face with Romans and Vikings. Part of the UK-wide CBA Festival of British Archaeology. 10.30am-5pm. Info: 01527 831363. Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR. www. archaeologyfestival.org.uk/whatson Sunday 31st July Evening Of Clairvoyance With International Psychic Medium Julie Angel Guest This exciting night includes an introduction to all things paranormal. Tickets are £10 on the door. (Private tarot is also available for £15 please book and pay on the night). Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm start. Fox and Hounds, Lulsley, WR6 5QT. www.julieangelguest.co.uk

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Jehovah's Witness There was a knock on the door this morning, I opened it, and there stood a very smartly dressed young man who said: "I'm a Jehovah's Witness, I’ve come to save you in the name of the Lord". I said "Come in and sit down. What do you want to talk about, and how will you save me"? He said, " I don't know, but I wish I’d taken more notice during training now because I've never got this far before!"

Bush & Obama George Bush and Barack Obama somehow ended up at the same barber shop. As they sat there, each being worked on by a different barber, not a word was spoken. The barbers were even afraid to start a conversation, for fear it would turn to politics. As the barbers finished their shaves, the one who had Bush in his chair reached for the aftershave. Bush was quick to stop him saying, "No thanks, my wife will smell that and think I've been in a whorehouse." The second barber turned to Obama and said, "How about you sir ?" Obama replied, "Go ahead: my wife doesn't know what the inside of a whorehouse smells like!"

The Spotted What!? When a conservation and wildlife adviser called John Clarke put a small and unobtrusive advertisement in a selection of parish magazines, the response was remarkable . . . For eight years, John had been working on the remote and windswept Scottish island of Colonsay. Having returned to rural Worcestershire, his imagination was seized by the gradual disappearance of a small migrant bird, the Spotted Flycatcher. Spurred by various sightings, John tramped the villages with his mirror-on-a-stick and documented his findings. This enchanting book, a blend of anecdote and actual scientific research, is the story of his quest for this endearing and elusive bird and of the characters who, fired by his enthusiasm, became so fervently involved in his project. John writes with knowledge, warmth and humour. Birdwatchers will love this book. But so too will many others, those with a passion for wildlife, for the countryside, for conservation and those with an interest in the interaction of man and nature. John's book is a tribute to the Spotted Flycatcher and may well help to halt its decline. He is The Flycatcher Man.

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Early Summer in the Garden There's nothing more enjoyable than a garden that is well-kept and in full bloom. As the summer starts to kick in, your garden should erupt in an explosion of colour, and to help perfect the colour palette, the Royal Horticultural Society recommends planting peonies, delphiniums, campanulas and lupins, and also suggest planting roses alongside deutzias, and mallows (Lavatera) and philadelphus in the shrub border to create a truly spectacular display. Planting If you haven’t done so yet plant out summer bedding into borders, and for extra splashes of colour in your garden you may consider container planting or hanging baskets. Remember to regularly turn your pots so the plants get equal exposure, otherwise the side facing the wall will perform poorly in comparison to the side in direct sunshine. And remember, as a general rule, the larger the container, the happier the plant. As summer peaks large-flowered clematis can be used to scramble over spring-flowering shrubs, such as forsythia. Later on annuals such as Nicotiana and Cosmos are ideal for filling gaps between shrubs, and tender or half-hardy perennials, such as penstemons and diascias, are guaranteed to brighten any bed or border colour schemes. Propagation If you are up to it, get an early start and sow plants for your winter displays. You still have time to sow hardy annuals direct into your borders for a late display in the year. You can continue to take softwood cuttings but do it in the early morning or late evening. Pruning Prune back spring flowering shrubs and cut back and divide spring flowering perennials. 30

You can now cut back the foliage of spring bulbs and also divide them if they are over crowded. Lawns If possible you should now mow your lawn twice a week to get that immaculate finish. Also give them a boost with a recommended fertiliser if the grass is looking a bit tired. Indoors Plants & Greenhouses With the strong sunshine you should shade and ventilate your greenhouses and water more frequently. Indoors plants you'll need to water and feed regularly and give them plenty of light but not the direct kind. Vegetable Garden Make sure you harvest vegetables as they mature, especially salad crops. Plant out tender vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes to get good crops this year. Keep on sowing salad crops; by sowing small quantities at regular intervals of 2 to 3 weeks, you will ensure a continuous harvest. Maintenance Pests and diseases are rampant at this time of the year, so be on your guard! However, please try to do your bit for the environment and use eco-friendly pesticides.

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Which soccer team is nicknamed the Gunners?

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What is the term given to silver containing 7.5% copper?

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What is the capital of Kenya?

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What term is used to describe 2 triangles that are equal in every way?

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How many dark blue properties are there on a Monopoly board?

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How long does James Bond like his eggs boiled?

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What was Sophie's Choice in the book (and film) of that name?

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What kind of animals are avifauna?

9.

What bear was found sitting on a suitcase in a London train station?

10. What is the largest North American rodent?

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Tarot Reading for the Star Signs Aries (21st March - 20th April) Are you seeking worldly pleasures to fill the void of love? You seem to be giving so much in most things but you do understand you need to assert your control, be disciplined and be a good figure to others. Financially things should seem stable and the challenge of juggling from one account to another is still there. The image you give out is of plenty of celebrations and enjoying the comforts of things you love most. Your love life may need attention as you're reluctant to see the good thing that is right under your nose this month or come to fulfil the hopes and desires. There are plenty of choices you aren't sure which to take, especially in your career as there is something on hold. Expect to have victory and fame in your closest of relations.

Taurus (21st April - 20th May) You have a strong need of harmony, domestic bliss, security and much love. This is possible but you're unwilling to free yourself from the pressures of life and also from the bad memories of a past when it's time to let it go. Don't neglect your finances, you may even be spending much or feel that something is still missing with all that spending. You approach your career with joy as a choice in a specific field is given to you. In your love life, you are ready to settle disagreements and to compromise, whereas in your closest of relations your faith is renewed as a completion gives a joyful feeling.

Gemini (21st May - 21st June) There's a danger you could be deceiving yourself with delusions or a fantasy. If you imagine a future success don't forget to work towards them, if you feel a sense of defeat emotionally this month it may make you feel vulnerable but you challenge this with forging a new path ahead. You may have lots of communications and the much awaited news arriving, your finances look strong and you are creating a carefree relationship amongst your closest of relati ons.

change for good as you enter the new but inside you are not ready to leave a certain situation or mindset just yet. Financially you have the power to change, give shape to a vision and find solution to a problem. You keep working hard this month despite past setbacks you are very motivated. Expect a lot of communication and much awaited news to arrive. You are creating a carefree relationship with your closest of relations and overall you feel the wisdom, the completion of an old door and enter the new.

Leo (23rd July - 22nd August) You could face opposition this month or be fickle, you may need to pay attention to your inner needs or intuition so that the facts behind things can be revealed. You are receiving good news and some propositions regarding your finances, although in your career you may receive miscommunications. In your love life be careful you're not happily playing devil's advocate in arguments or manipulative mind games, although overall you are very charitable with your time and affection.

Virgo (23rd August - 22nd September) There could be restrictions and unpredictability from you where your contradictory behaviour could be from your low energy reserves. Financially this month you could be given something extra like from a charitable deed or you could be giving some back, however you are not likely to take any risks or gamble much away also. You could be feeling guilty over an issue but there is also a new opportunity for happiness this month so look out for it.

Libra (23rd September - 23rd October)

You are aware of what you need to give up to reach your goal and as you relate to your needs you decide how you may get them and expect several offers and choices your way. The factors in your life such as work, seems to be burdensome and you feel your finances are on a slower tempo but you have so much strength to cope with all this month. You are strong, forthright with a vitality attitude towards your closest of relations Cancer (22nd June - 23rd July) and you may even be talking of some business There's a new transformation happening that will propositions. Please mention The Worcestershire Villager when responding to advertisers. 34 TO ADVERTISE TELEPHONE 0845 224 7061 EMAIL: INFO@GRAPEVINEPUBLICATIONS.CO.UK


June / July 2011 by Jenny ‘Tarochi’. If you are local and would like to book a private one-to-one reading please call 07716 508499 or for your own personal tarot report please go to www.scribd.com/queenofcongo Scorpio (24th October - 21st November) Somehow you question your inner psyche, what will make you feel spiritually wealthy? There may be divisions, conflicts and delays in your plans that you find your commitments in your agenda hard to follow, but despite this you still see the cracks, so you ought to know where you are going and free yourself from restrictive ideas. You feel the uncertainties in your finance and do watch out for any deceit or misjudgements as your intuition is highly accurate this month but fight blockages in your way to move forward. Also look at the underlying causes of your current plans, are you being timid or negative or are you changing direction too fast? You may feel impoverised even if you have money, just shift your mind that's all you need, you have potential to route towards success. Your love life may need attention as one day there's harmony and the next tension, overall love exists for you so take it and give some back. You will feel very close to your closest of relations as this is a new chapter.

Sagittarius (22nd November - 21st December) You fear major changes ahead, a decision is on hold which is creating a stagnant pause but now is the time to make a decision once and for all. You have the opportunity and energy to pursue love, joy and harmony around and the factors in your life this month shows that there is a new door, you gained wisdom from the past and can now enjoy the new. Amongst the conflicts in your life compromise is possible and in your career you are aware of what you have to give up to achieve your goal. Consciously you are getting a hold of your life, being in control, disciplined and victorious in your undertakings, family and close relations may have given you a setback or a painful experience but this is why you've come out the victorious one.

need to cover in order to balance the previous underlying causes. Listen to the guidance you'll be given because from this you may find yourself focusing on the changes of your life towards financial and spiritual growth. In your love life you find it difficult to release yourself from a past situation but don't let this blind you to see current opportunities. Pay close attention to your career, are you confident if not why and be vigilant but don't be afraid when a safe path awaits you because this month is the start of when you take off your blindfolds to clarity. Things will be moving forward again in your closest of relations and you'll be getting new connections.

Aquarius (20th January - 18th February) You need to establish your connections around you and with everyday life and especially this month you will be in much communication with your closest of relations. Share the load such as the frustrations with others and you have much energy left to face life as it comes. Be careful not to take risks without thinking of consequences just because you are very carefree. You seem to have control and some success in your financial dealings this month, although the effort to work at the speed in it can seem tedious. You are not ready to reach an end to a decision or to leave your lover as it holds a valuable meaning to you. Listen to a guidance given regarding you career it will be a spiritual awakening that's beneficial.

Pisces (19th February - 20th March)

Something may still seem to be missing despite the apparent joys, gathering and completions, but could this be because you are living life with a closed heart this month to avoid change purposely? This is the time to release negativity, blocks, fears and imprisonment. Try not to lose control and authority in your finances this month, as this month you have the power, control and discipline to the road of Capricorn (22nd December - 19th January) victory in your undertakings. There is also a sudden shock that is a blessing in disguise within your This month is the start of a new journey for you and closest or relations leading to a fresh start in your you keep putting in the hard work even if it seems connections. you are losing little amounts of money in which you Please mention The Worcestershire Villager when responding to advertisers. 35 TO ADVERTISE TELEPHONE 0845 224 7061 EMAIL: INFO@GRAPEVINEPUBLICATIONS.CO.UK


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RAC Motoring Services Caller: Does your European Breakdown Policy cover me when I am travelling in Australia? Operator: Doesn't the product name give you a clue? Caller (enquiring about legal requirements while travelling in France ): If I register my car in France, do I have to change the steering wheel to the other side of the car?'

Directory Enquiries Caller: I'd like the number of the Argoed Fish Bar in Cardiff please. Operator: I'm sorry, there's no listing. Is the spelling correct? Caller: Well, it used to be called the Bargoed Fish Bar but the 'B' fell off. Then there was the caller who asked for a knitwear company in Woven. Operator: Woven? Are you sure? Caller: Yes. That's what it says on the label: Woven in Scotland.

Tech Support: I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop. Customer: OK. Tech Support: Did you get a pop-up menu? Customer: No. Tech Support: OK. Right-Click again. Do you see a pop-up menu? Customer: No. Tech Support: OK, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this point? Customer: Sure. You told me to write 'click' and I wrote 'click'. On another occasion, a man making heavy breathing sounds from a phone box told a worried operator: 'I haven't got a pen, so I'm steaming up the window to write the number on'.

Tech Support: Can you see the 'OK' button in the bottom left hand side of your screen? Customer: Wow. How can you see my screen from there? Caller: I deleted a file from my PC last week and I have just realised that I need it. If I turn my system clock back two weeks will I have my file back again? 36

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malvern Malvern & District Grange Road, Malvern EVESHAM & PERSHORE Hereford & Worcester Bromwich Road, Worcester

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