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Warrington Hand Delivered to 10,000 Homes in WA5


July & August 2018

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‘Oofing’ not allowed…. Well, here we are and half way through the year and as you’d possibly expect it’s time for some more of the old clichés: where has the year gone? Time definitely goes faster the older you get… a constant reminder that life races by (and therefore to enjoy it as much as you possibly can). Although we’re not at retirement’s door, age creeps up on us in very subtle ways. As many of us do, the other half and I work hard at maintaining the image that we’re still ‘with it’. Weight watching, exercise, hair, clothes, makeup (not him I hasten to add), and a witch’s cauldron of pills and potions in the bathroom cabinet. Still, I realised we were both doing something that was completely giving the game away. This is something that children never do, nor even 20 or 30 or 40 year olds. It’s ‘oofing’. ‘Oof ’ is the noise that you make when you sit down. Or stand up. Or bend over, lift something heavy up or put it down, get into the car or get out. And if that’s not bad enough, broadcasting one’s ailments tells all: the bad back, sore hips, and the dodgy shoulder (most of which


have been acquired as a result of exercise – I thought it was supposed to be good for you?). Clearly we aren’t kidding anyone. So, for all of us chasing eternal youth, it’s time to suck it in. Yes it hurts and you’ve lost flexibility, but there’s no need to remind the world of it! Congratulations to Amanda Flanagan who was the winner of our £100 cash competition last issue. Have a look at page 6 for details on how to enter this time. As always there’s plenty of community events in our What’s On pages so please see if there’s anything of interest to you. Do let me know if you are aware of any community groups or events – we promote them free of charge to thousands of local residents. Until next time, no 'oofing allowed!

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Local Events... RSPB – Evening Walk at Sutton Manor 11th July - 7.00 pm Meet at Smithy Manor car park, WA7 1PJ. Looking for warblers and migrants. Telephone: 01925 726986 for more information. Rugby 12th July – 7.45pm Warrington Wolves vs Catalans Dragons. Match at home – Halliwell Jones Stadium. Tickets can be purchased online. Disability Awareness Day 15th July – 10.00am to 5.00pm See exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups, and services. Plus a sports zone, arts marquee and family entertainment. All held at Walton Hall and Gardens, Walton Lea Road, Higher Walton, WA4 6SN. For more information call 01925 240064.

Footmark Healthcare Footmark Healthcare offers foot care and foot treatment services to patients throughout Warrington, Widnes and the surrounding areas. We deliver a very professional and reliable service, which includes a full range of treatments to maintain the wellbeing of your feet. General foot health Nail cutting & callus removal Corns, bunions & veruccas Fungal nail infections Heel pain treatment Specialist diabetic foot care Ingrown toenail treatment Foot health advice Contact Pauline to schedule an appointment Phone number: 07845 736939 Email:

Classes, Courses & Workshops - Want to work in Retail? 17th July – 10.00am to 2.00pm A FREE course delivered by the Brighter Futures Team at WBC. It will give participants an insight into Customer Service and working in the Retail Industry. Encouraging participants to think about ‘what makes good customer service?’ Tea & Coffee (and lunch!) provided. Held at Orford Youth Base, Capesthorne Road, WA2 0JF. For more information call 07788 353198. Rambles Club – Coach Trip to Hathersage (Derbyshire)  22nd July Sunday’s coaches pick up at PENKETH - Co-op, Warrington Road. SANKEY - Sankey School, Barnes Close. Leaving the area about 08:00 to 08:30. Nonmembers welcome. To book, contact our Booking Secretary on 07842 160944. The cost is currently £14. Fam Fest 11th & 12th August  A fabulous new family-friendly festival, the brainchild of Wire FM founder Pete Pinnington, takes place at Orford Jubilee Park on and promises a weekend of amazing activities and events for all the family. For more information or to book your tickets please visit Hay Wire – Summer Live Music Night 18th August – 7.30pm to Late An evening of live music, DJ, dancing, drink and food in aid of Warrington Animal Welfare. Live music from Fine Lines, Beware the Wolves, That Old Chestnut, Aaren James. Full bar and food available. Held at the Hayloft, Widnes. Call 07393315797 for more information. To book tickers visit - RSPB – Field Visit to B.M.W. Reserve 19th August- 9.30am Meet at the reserve car park, CH64 5SE. Spend the day on the reserve. Call 01925 268770 for more information.

Community Groups Warrington Bereavement Support Currently recruiting new volunteers. Are you a good listener? Can you spare 1 to 2 hours per week to support bereaved adults? Free training will be given for our Support Service early February next year. Interviews before the end of this year.  For an application form, please contact 01925 631516. Closing date 14th November 2018.

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Warrington’s Clandestine Cake Club A fun, friendly, free evening. Further details contact Jen at Room Forty 01925 357940. Venue will be a central Warrington location to be revealed. Register at www., bake a cake (a whole one, not cupcakes) and bring it to the venue. Its fun and you get to try everyone else’s cake too - no judging, just tasting and learning. Warrington Ramblers The group helps local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. The group organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore. Call 01925 212027 for more information.

Monday… Country Dancing Monday Evenings (term time only) 8.00pm to 10.00pm Make new friends, exercise both body and brain. Held at St Thomas’ School, Parkgate Road. £2 per evening. Contact Keith - 01928 713180 or Ron - 01925 262 356 for more information. North Cheshire W.I First Monday of the Month – 7.30pm North Cheshire Group offers a wide variety of activities and events. They will all be delighted to welcome you to one of their meetings as a visitor. There meetings are held Penketh Community Centre. Email the Secretary – Mrs Michelle Hill, for more information. St. Helens Choral Society Every Monday – 7.15pm to 9.15pm Always looking for new members,

especially tenors and basses. Everyone is welcome to go along to a rehearsal and see if you would like to. You don’t need to have had any previous experience, but the ability to read music would obviously be an advantage. Rehearsals are held at United Reformed Church, King Street, St. Helens WA10 2JZ. Contact for more information. Warrington Bridge Club Monday & Thursday Evenings - 7.00pm New member’s always welcome. Held at BELONG Care Village, Loushers Lane. Contact Mike 01925 268553 or Carol 019252 62534 for more information. Tuesday… Gemini Musical Theatre Company Every Tuesday - 7.30pm to 10.00pm Held at Hood Manor Community Centre, Great Sankey. At present rehearsals are going on for the

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‘Musical Magic show’, which features songs from many of the popular musicals old and new. Performances are to take place on July 1st as part of Stockton Heath Festival, July 2nd at Fairfield Community Centre, and July 3rd at Warrington Pyramid. Call Liz on is 07710 235896 for further details. New members are always welcome. North Cheshire Speakers Club 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month (September to May) - 7.30pm With a membership of mixed genders, ages & abilities the group can help with Presentation skills, whether for a Best Man’s speech or a business pitch. Call us/ email for more information. Hilary Rylands 01928 712123/ hilaryrylands@ Held at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham. Penketh Chess Club Tuesdays – 8.00pm If you would like a friendly game of chess please come along to St Josephs Club on Meeting Lane, Penketh. Players of all abilities are most welcome - for further details please ring Chris Haggett on 01925 724008. Runcorn Community Choir Tuesday’s - 7.30pm to 9.00pm   Do you love to sing? Then come and join our friendly group at Churchill

Hall, Cooper Street, Runcorn WA7 1DH. New Members always welcome, no auditions required. All sessions are directed by qualified tutors. Just turn up for your free taster session or e-mail or visit us on The Phoenix Community Choir Every Tuesday - 7.30 pm If you enjoy singing for fun please go along to The Loreto Centre (St Joseph’s) on Meeting Lane, Penketh WA5 2BB. For more information call Clare on 01925 411234. The Royal British Legion at the Armed Forces Hub Every Tuesday - 10.00am to 2.00pm & Every Friday (Breakfast Club) – 10.00am to 12.00pm Information, advice and guidance for serving members of the Armed Forces, Reservists, Veterans and their dependants. Breakfast Club - Free tea, coffee and a bacon or sausage sandwich. The Gateway, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR. Call in or ring 01925 246 955. Wire Writers First Tuesday – 10.00am to 12.00pm - Gallery Coffee Shop (Bank Quay House) 3rd Friday 7.00pm to 9.00pm - Fairfield &

Howley Community Centre (off Manchester Road) A friendly bunch that welcome writers of all ages, experience & genre preference. Call Joanne Delooze (Chair) 07443 502 781 for more information. Wednesday… Social Club for Retired Men 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month A social group from all walks of life. Interesting speakers for talks on many diverse subjects and sometimes members talk about their hobbies and interests. On the third Wednesday our fitter members walk 4/5 miles around the countryside finishing at a pub for a well deserved drink and lunch. A friendly bunch, so come and join us at Meeting Lane Community Centre, William Penn Close, Penketh (behind Honiton Way shopping precinct). Contact Secretary, Andrew Cook on 01925 482434 or email Andrew. Saturday… Warrington Bereavement Support ‘Drop In’ Every Saturday – 10.30am to 12.00pm A trained support volunteer is available for a chat at the Coffee Bar which is now situated at The Holy Trinity Church, Sankey Street, Warrington.

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Lemon & Almond

Sandwich Cookies Serves 10 Ready in 40 minutes, plus chilling and cooling

These delightful crisp and buttery lemon and almond cookies have a tangy layer of lemon curd in the middle.

115g unsalted butter, softened kling 115g caster sugar, plus extra for sprin 1 tsp almond extract 1 large egg yolk ing 200g plain flour, plus extra for dust Milk, for sealing and glazing 2-3 tbsp good quality lemon curd 2 tbsp flaked almonds


1. Place the butter, sugar and almond extract in a mixing bowl and beat with a hand-held electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk then gradually beat in the flour to form a crumbly dough. 2. Gather the dough with your hands and knead lightly until smooth. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes, or until firm. 3. Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to 2mm thick. Using a 7cm round fluted cookie cutter, stamp out 20 rounds, re-rolling the dough as necessary. Place on the baking sheets and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan 170°C, gas mark 5. 4. Lightly brush around the edge of half the cookie dough rounds with a little milk. Drop ½ tsp of lemon curd in the centre of these rounds. Carefully top with the rest of the cookie dough rounds, gently pressing to seal the edges. 5. Glaze the tops lightly with milk and sprinkle with the extra caster sugar and flaked almonds. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until pale golden. Leave to cool completely on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. TIP Replace the lemon curd with jam, marmalade or chocolate hazelnut spread for a change of flavour. Remember the filling will be very hot straight out of the oven, so be sure to leave to cool completely before tucking in!

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A final admission of Defeat. Times they are A-changing! Not so long ago, probably the day before yesterday? I taught my grandchildren their numbers, colours, nursery rhymes, good manners and copperplate handwriting, and because they were visiting from their home in Dubai, I also told them what those ‘funny long boxes’ all over my house were for when they visited England for the first time. There is no need for Central Heating radiators in Dubai, and they were fascinated that these funny boxes would know what time of day it was, and suddenly start to get warm! How smart they thought Nanna Jackie was to be able to impart this invaluable knowledge to these boxes, from another, smaller box in the cupboard. This convinced them that anything Nan was teaching them, must be good to know! Therefore, they listened attentively to everything I had to say…and I became the font of all knowledge! Nevertheless, they would occasionally check if the boxes had remembered to get warm, by checking them out at the appropriate times, possibly to consider ‘snitching’ on them if they forgot… Children can be quite competitive, and I do believe they were determined to catch them out, one day. However, my status now seems to have diminished. Without warning these avid members of my fan club, began to overtake my understanding of modern mathematics, and the songs I taught them were replaced in their affection by some other kind of ‘music’ which was quite beyond me! Raucous, tuneless cacophonies began to drown out my call to them that breakfast was ready, and it was time to get up, take a shower and start the day, and I was reminded that ‘Three Blind Mice’ was not at all acceptable. These rodents were Visually Impaired, and should be referred to as such. Somehow, this does not fit in with the rhythm of the song, does it! TV, which I had limited to half an hour before dinner, suddenly was ‘on’ most of the day, competing with their ‘music’, as they kept up with the latest reality shows at the same time!

The little girl, who was happy once to colour in pictures we had drawn together, now began to colour in her face! What is more, she did it well…and the beautiful woman that she has become began to emerge. Now she watches her weight, whilst I watch QI and Eggheads! The little boy who made models from bits of plastic, became a lot more interested in the ‘workings’ of cameras, computers and other such mysteries to me. And he became pretty good at it! (However, now based in UK he has learned the real value of those ‘little boxes’, during English winters) and mercifully instead of being dragged kicking and screaming for a haircut, he now sports a designer beard and the sharpest haircut known to man (or woman) So there you have it, that little girl is now a successful model and the little boy a very busy and successful Film Maker which leaves this font of all knowledge somewhat wanting in useful contribution to their education! The ‘embarrassment roles’ have been reversed. Whilst I used to take great pains to ensure they behaved well in front of my friends and colleagues, I must now be careful not to misbehave, or embarrass them in front of theirs! They now teach me how technology works, and they probably sussed years ago that I was never quite the font of all knowledge that I thought I was! Never mind! They are following their dreams, and we ‘like’ each other’s posts on Facebook, so I’m Cool With it, because they are still mine…really

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Then, although they remained devoted to each other, their attention and curiosity took on different directions.


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Stylish Summer Picnics By Katherine Sorrell

Everything tastes better when it’s eaten al fresco. So when the forecast looks good, why not pack up some food and drink and head off for a day in the great outdoors? ç Solar bamboo Tiki garden torches, £12.99 for two; string of 20 Carnival outdoor battery festoon lights, £16.99; both LLights 4 Fun: 01423 816 040; Photograph: Oliver Perrott. ç Use a portable barbecue for delicious food on the go. Suitcasestyle barbecue, £79.95, Annabel James: 0345 548 0210;

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é Hang pop-up paper lanterns for a fun, party atmosphere. These brightly-coloured ones cost £4.99 for a pack of five, Ginger Ray: 0845 680 2975; ç Get comfy with a folding chair. Mandala deck chair by Kirsten Star, £120, Art Wow: 07736 777 117; Keep bottles chilled with handy wine cooler, £1, Poundland: 0800 731 5622;è

• Bring along games that all the family can play. Rounders and croquet are great, or organise a treasure hunt, play hide and seek, or set up an old-school egg-and-spoon or sack race. • The best picnic food? Anything yummy and not too melty or messy, especially if you can eat it with your fingers. Sandwiches, mini pies, kebabs, crisps, chopped vegetables with dips, plus fruit and something sweet, for example. Use coolers and ice packs to keep everything (especially drinks) cold.

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Essential Scent No matter how good your garden may look, without scent it is missing a vital ingredient – and you don’t have to sacrifice colour and texture when using perfumed plants, as many heavily-scented flowers are also really good-looking. Perfume plays a role in plant evolution and is often used to attract attention to the flower and thus entice a suitable pollinator. The insect enjoys the flower’s nectar and pollinates it in the process, increasing the chances of it producing a new generation. Many plants produce an alluring perfume during the evening or night-time, and at this time of day moths can be useful pollinators, especially during the summer months. So although a plant like the sweetly-perfumed night-scented stock may not have flamboyant flowers, it will be successfully pollinated. Weather conditions can alter the level of perfume that reaches us, and in a wind-swept spot the perfume can literally be blown away. Unusually low temperatures can also cause scent levels to drop. So bear this in mind when choosing where to put your perfumed plants.

Smaller or more subtly-scented plants, such as some of the polyanthus or the miniature iris, should be planted in raised areas or in pots – otherwise their perfume can easily pass you by! A small pergola makes a great home for perfumed climbers, and what could be lovelier than to wander from one part of the garden to another via a tunnel of perfume? Perfumed roses such as the repeat flowering climbers ‘Ena Harkness’ (red) or ‘New Dawn’ (pale, dusky pink) or ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ (brightest pink) have flexible stems and are ideal. Place smaller perfumed plants such as ‘Nemesia Fragrant Cloud’ or lavenders into window boxes or wall baskets, and enjoy their wonderful perfume in your house as it wafts in through windows left ajar.



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Combine the vibrant colours of bedding plants with some scented stunners in patio pots and other containers. How about some hyacinths or the Heliotrope or cherry pie, with its flowers in white or shades of purple which will produce perfume throughout the summer? Disguise a less-than-attractive house or garage wall with wall shrubs; in a sunny spot the blue-flowered Ceaonothus produces a distinctly honey-perfumed scent, or on well-drained soil the pineapple broom Cytissus batanderei looks and smells sensational, with its lovely silvery-coloured foliage, bright yellow flowers and pineapple-scented blooms. For sitting out after sundown, plant flowers that are at their best in the evening. For a warm summer’s evening the small creamy-white flowers of night-scented stock take some beating, or try the night-perfumed nicotianas or tobacco plants such as Nicotiana sylvestris.

Create an arbour from a kit or from scratch and clothe it in perfumed climbers such as sweetly-scented roses or, in a shadier spot, spicily-scented honeysuckle. Sitting in the shade of the plants with their flowers’ scents all around is pure heaven!

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Roofing, Building & Groundworks - we do it all! We are a family run company that cares about customers and their home. We can address all types of building work including: • Roofing: New, repairs, flat roofs, soffits, verges and guttering • Damp proofing • Rendering, Repainting and Re-pointing • Landscaping - Walls, maintenance, drives, turfing, trees WE INSTALL RESIN BOND DRIVES PATHS AND PATIOS

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