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January is a horrid month so I always find that the new academic year is a better time to set yourself a new challenge or some new goals. I read just yesterday that we have 50,000 thoughts EVERY day, so if you are looking to set yourself a target then it’s definitely a good idea to write it down, otherwise it will remain just one of those many, many thoughts. If you are thinking a weight or health goal then Autumn is (almost) certainly a better time than January. With 16 or so weeks until Christmas there’s lots of time to get where you want to be or certainly make a massive impact on your goal in time for the big day. And chances are you can make a good groove with your new habits and practices well before the cold and dark nights hit us! I can hardly believe it but this is the last issue before our Christmas edition, so until then, take care.

In this issue The Woolston Show

14 Gardening: Early Autumn

18 Delicious Doghnuts

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Tai Chi for Life Why would one opt to practise Tai Chi regularly? Because regular Tai Chi works on the internal muscles and joints, building stronger and leaner muscles, making joints more flexible and strengthening the immune system. Furthermore, Tai Chi is a moving meditation involving the mind and the body and inducing a deep state of mindfulness. Many Tai chi forms are based on soft, continuous movements using the body energy channels and acupuncture points. Along with synchronised breathing it allows us to focus the mind deeply, freeing us from the tension of the day and enabling us to be fully present in the moment. With regular attendance at my Tai Chi classes, you will be able to build a Tai Chi Toolkit for Life, thus supporting you with your general health and fitness anywhere and anytime, whether indoors or outdoors, whether at home, away or on the move. Tai Chi practice improves a person’s wellbeing and fitness for the better Listening to the regular participants at my classes on how Tai Chi is benefiting their wellbeing, both mentally and physically, is a great reward for me as a qualified and certified instructor. Regular Tai Chi exercise - also including Qigong and meditation - doesn’t just make one fitter, it also helps the person to better cope with every day stress thus allowing a smoother ride of the ups and downs of life. Tai Chi doesn’t replace a doctor’s advice and treatment, however it can do wonders to help people with rehabilitation. I suffered from a sciatica, a debilitating condition, and to the astonishment of my physiotherapist, Tai chi helped me to rehabilitate and has supported me in recovering full mobility. The Tai Chi for Health institute, headed by Doctor Paul Lam, has devised a range of Tai Chi routines such as Tai Chi for Arthritis that are being endorsed by worldwide Arthritis Institutes and Foundations. I am teaching Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi as part of the Tai Chi and Qigong for health I am instructing.

Whether you are looking at getting fitter and developing leaner muscles and more flexible joints or you are keen to optimize your mental sharpness and focus, a regular Tai Chi practice can be the answer.

Why not give it a go, and see what it can do for you? Should you want to attend a taster class please get in touch with me beforehand at annataichi@yahoo.com. Please find my contact and class details above.

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Half way through the year already How have you been this year so far? Well and happy we hope. If you’ve been stressed, anxious or even in pain, it could be time to do something about it. Not having time isn’t really an acceptable excuse sorry. When you’re unable to go to work or look after yourself and your family then you will have to find the time then so why not take time for you now? Affordable, accessible relaxation WellBeing Days are affordable accessible monthly events where you can have a holistic treatment such as a massage, reflexology or reiki. We have a wide range of treatments available including hot stones to get into those tight muscles and really relax them. Bliss!

Think about making it part of your month in the same way as you go shopping or clean the house. Our lovely bodies require and deserve to be taken care of. They do take care of us and give us messages all the time, but unfortunately we don’t listen to them a lot of the time and only take action when they are screaming at us with pain or illness. What would your body like to experience? Would your body like a massage? Indian head massage, hot stones, aromatherapy or deep tissue – the choice is yours. If you don’t know get in touch and we can help you decide.

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Just Mortgages Having worked as a Mortgage Consultant for over 17 years, I have first-hand experience and knowledge of the home buying process.

Before you start looking for your dream, its important you understand that the house buying and selling process can be very complex and challenging at times, so having the right help and support is crucial in helping you navigate these choppy waters. I’d like to share with you some useful hints and tips that have helped my clients not only receive the most cost-effective mortgage solution, but also find their dream home: 1. There’ s no point getting excited about your dream home, if you have no idea whether you can afford it. Not only do I carry out a full financial assessment for my clients and their mortgage needs, I also discuss and itemise all the costs involved in the transaction, and when these costs are liable. Most costs are required towards the end of the process, however you will need a small allowance at the beginning. 2. The housing market is very active. There are a lot of other people pursuing the same dream. Having in place an ACCEPT - Agreement in Principle from a lender before you view strengthens your offer position.

3. House Hunting - Although we live in a technology advanced world, with Virtual / On Line Estate agents. Its important that you recognise that not all vendors want to advertise their home for sale on the internet or have a FOR SALE board in their garden. There may be sensitive reasons for this, so they want to have a more discreet approach to selling their home, which high street agents are able to offer. Therefore register yourself with all the local estate agents. 4. A lot of the 3rd parties involved in this process i.e. Mortgage Companies, Estate Agents and solicitors typically work and operate Mon – Fri 9am - 5pm. The value I offer is that I take ownership of this from the very beginning, escorting clients from start to finish, dealing with all 3rd parties and progressing the sale to completion and my experience and knowledge enables me to deal with unexpected hurdles and keep things on track. So whether you are buying a New Property, Raising Capital or simply looking to remortgage existing borrowing, Contact myself Steve 07483 171 910, to discuss how I can help make your mortgage and dreams work for you REMEMBER: YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE AND OTHER DEBTS SECURED AGAINST IT.

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The Woolston Show The weather on the day of the Show was fine with plenty of sunshine and many visitors enjoying the event. A display of morris dancing by the Earl of Stamford Morris was first in the Main Arena and was enjoyed. Next in the arena was Tom Longton with his sheepdogs, first herding geese, then later on ducks, with the geese and ducks thinking they were in charge! It was very entertaining. As usual Vale Royal Falconry drew plenty of attention with their static display of hawks and owls, also a red kite. They then flew the birds in the arena later in the afternoon, encouraging the children to become involved. The Land Train and the Circus Skills Workshop were very popular and the Punch & Judy Show drew large crowds of children and adults at each performance. In the marquee the D’Ukes of Longbarn Ukulele Group gave a very entertaining performance. There were many stalls around the show ground, mainly run by charities raising funds and awareness, also local organisations promoting their groups. Friends of Woolston Park had a stall in the marquee, alongside their new group of Young Friends who are encouraging children aged from 7 years upwards to become involved on the park. The future of the Show is in the balance due to lack of volunteers joining the Friends of Woolston Park and anyone interested in helping with park maintenance and with events such as the Show, can contact me on 01925 491197. Maureen Chatburn 14

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ago, MTLL specialises in generating space by making our lofts easily accessible. The latest MTLL franchise to open covers the Warrington area and is run by skilled local, Paul Langley, who says the company’s no-frills approach is what most people are looking for.

For most, the loft is a dark and dingy place visited on rare occasions; a precarious scramble across dusty beams with torch in hand, grabbing what’s needed then clambering back past boxes filled with long-forgotten belongings. But that dark and dingy place is worth thousands. In fact, it takes up a third of the floorspace in an average home. So shouldn’t we be making the most of it?

“We’re not selling £15,000 loft conversions,” says Paul. “This is a low-cost and simple alternative. For just £297 + VAT you can get a ladder that slides easily up and down, as well as a proper light and some boarding to make the space safe and secure. We can also fit a draft-proof loft hatch if required from only £55.”

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Early Autumn September Gardening

Plants are in bloom earlier this year due to the dry weather which brings on flowering before the “normal” season.

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Colour this autumn comes from Rudbekia fulgida Goldsturm, a jolly yellow daisy like flower with a black centre which flowers for weeks if kept watered. They do best in a heavier soil that retains moisture and need to be split and replanted every few years to maintain their flowering. Another flowering perennial that is doing really well this year is the Penstemons. These produce foxglove shaped flowers for a long period from summer to autumn, especially if you dead head them. They have bright green leaves and the flowers come in red, white, all shades of pink and mauve/blue. This year they have performed well in the heat when other plants have wilted. The smaller leaved variety Garnet with dark red flowers is very good for hot Abelia weather. 18

If you are looking for colour from shrubs, then the Hydrangeas of all varieties are performing well if kept watered! They like a damper soil but if the leaves wilt, throw a couple of buckets of water on the roots and they should perk up. Although I love the Lacecap varieties, the mophead types are giving bold colour this year as you can see from the photo. Another late flowering shrub is Abelia Grandiflora. This needs a bit of shelter so a windswept site is not ideal. It has small neat glossy green foliage and in autumn has masses of small white scented flowers. Can get to 2m tall if left unpruned but cut it back after flowering or in spring and it will form a neat shrub about 1m tall. Work to do in the garden. Let your pumpkins and squashes harden off in the sun before bringing them in to a cool garage to store. Protect your brassicas with robust netting to avoid pigeons eating them over winter. If the soil is damp enough, perennials can be dug up and split and replanted. Crocosmias need this as after time they become congested and cease to flower well. Replant a few in soil enriched with well rotted manure for a good show next year.

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If you would like to visit gardens look out for gardens open under the National Gardens Scheme where all proceeds go to charities including Marie Cure Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support. Mount Pleasant Gardens, Kelsall open on 1st and 2nd September, has 10 acres of gardens to discover including a sculpture trail.

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Delicious Doughnuts Home-made doughnuts are easier to make than you may think! Serve warm rolled in sugar with chocolate sauce to dip for an extra-special sweet treat. They are best eaten on the day of making. Makes 16 Ready in 1 hour (plus proving time) Ingredients • 175ml milk • 25g butter • 350g strong plain flour, plus extra for dusting and kneading • ½ tsp salt • 1½ tsp easy-blend dried yeast • 75g caster sugar • 1 medium egg, beaten • Vegetable oil for deep frying • Chocolate sauce, warmed, for dipping (optional)

Method 1. Place the milk and butter in a small saucepan and heat gently until the butter has melted. Cool for 5 minutes. 2. Sift the flour into a large bowl and stir in the salt, yeast and 25g of the caster sugar. Pour in the milk mixture and beaten egg and mix to a soft dough. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5-6 minutes until smooth and elastic, adding a little more flour if needed. 3. Place the dough in a bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Line 2 large baking sheets with baking paper. 4. Knock back the dough and divide and shape into 16 balls. Place, well spaced, on the baking sheets and cover with lightly oiled cling film. Leave in a warm place for 15-20 minutes until puffy. 5. Half fill a large deep pan with vegetable oil and heat to 180°C/350°F, or until a cube of bread dropped in the hot fat browns in 30 seconds. Fry the doughnuts, 4-5 at a time, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until puffed and golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. 6. 6 Spread the rest of the sugar on a flat plate and roll each hot doughnut in the sugar to coat. Serve warm with chocolate sauce to dip.

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Summer’s here and as I write this Black Thursday have just two more gigs before our summer break. As usual we will be taking August off, giving ourselves a complete break from gigging and rehearsal, allowing us to recharge our batteries in time for the Autumn and beyond. If our last gig was anything to go by we certainly deserve that rest! In June we played at the wedding of some friends and it turned into a mammoth set and a great evening. We were the last of three bands on stage, with our two support bands entertaining the crowd superbly until it as time for us to hit the stage. Inevitably timings always don’t go to plan at events like this and our anticipated start time slipped back for an already late 10.30pm to sometime shortly after 11.00pm. Having been there since around 6.00pm the guests were well fed and watered by this time and

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ready for a dance. We had given the bride and groom our full set list some weeks before, so they could pick all their favourites. It was, therefore, a somewhat different selection of songs to our usual set, also the previous band, BBGM, had already played two or three of our regular numbers. We had originally planned two sets of around an hour each, allowing us a short break in the middle to recharge our batteries – and glasses! From the start to finish the dance floor was packed with guests dancing the night away to our tunes. As we approached what would have been the final song of the first set, Lee suggested that we carry on for a bit longer to keep the crowd in the moment with us. In the end we played non-stop for around two and three-quarter hours. What a great night!

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Classic Rock Band Next up for us is a first visit to the First and Last Bar None in Leigh, followed by a welcome return to the Musketeer, also in Leigh the following week. Strictly speaking it’s not our first visit to the First and Last as we have played in the building before, in fact one of our very first gigs was at the Avenue – the previous name of the First and Last. That would have been about seven or eight years and two singers ago! Then it will be time for our summer break and holidays abroad for some of us, but we’ll be back ready to rock in September!

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Warrington Lions Club Lions International Warrington Lions Club were approached by Warrington Mencap asking if we could contribute towards the purchase of a new minibus. The Warrington Lions asked Richard Cooke of Warrington Vehicle Centre Ltd to help source them one. A mini bus for Mencap adults with learning diďŹƒculties has been purchased for them to go on holiday, club outings, work experience and other activities we take for granted.

The Lions used some funding from our Christmas Sleigh Appeal and other club events provided by the good people of Warrington. The handing over of the bus was made on Thursday 30th August 2018. The keys were presented to Dorothy Pritchard MBE by her Worship the Mayor of Warrington, councilor Karen Mundry and Warrington Lion’s president Christine McDermott with members of Warrington Lions and Mencap in attendance.

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Heavy Showers Couldn’t Dampen The Volunteers Spirits! Despite heavy early morning downpours, and it being a Bank Holiday weekend, 20 volunteers turned up and got stuck in at the monthly action day at Hollinfare Cemetery in August. As if to thank them for their commitment the sun shone for the rest of the morning and together they happily put in 70 hours of graft. The Friends of Hollinfare Cemetery group has been in operation for nearly 8 years and during that time has welcomed over 40 volunteers in total - all contributing in different ways. Mandy Eccles, Chair of the Friends group said: “It is because of the volunteer’s kindness and hard work that the cemetery is looking so green and cared for and I can’t thank them enough. I feel extremely proud of each, and every one of them.”

Warrington Bereavement Support We are 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. Interviews before the end of this year. For an application form, please contact 01925 631516. Closing date 14th November this year.

It’s not surprising then that the cemetery received its 7th Green Flag Award this summer. Each year the Friends group have seen new volunteers turning up to help out, which is a great testament to the warm welcome they receive from other volunteers. Pete Higson, Secretary and one of the founder members of the group said: “There is no pressure on the volunteers who come to help. If they want to come every month that’s great, but if they can only make one month a year, even if for an hour, their help is valued just as much. We provide tools, equipment and guidance so that volunteers can quickly get stuck in and feel useful.” Cemetery Action Days are on the last Saturday of each month Feb to Nov from 10am-1pm. If you are interested in volunteering, then simply turn up on the day or if you would like more info, please contact Pete Higson on 0161 775 2802 or email pete.s.higgy@btinternet.com.

North East Warrington Credit Union

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NEWCU needs volunteers. Whether you prefer to be on the front line desks or in the back office we will do our best to find what is right for you. You will: ü find it rewarding and fun ü make new friends ü be in a structured environment ü gain new skills ü enhance your employability ü gain personal satisfaction ü receive on-the-job training Can you spare a couple of hours a week? We would love to talk to you.

T: 01925 492688

E: newcu@btconnect.com W: www.newcu.org.uk

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Wigan Jazz Club 30th September -12.30pm to 3.30pm Strictly Smokin’ specialise in performing one of the finest modern swing and jazz shows in the UK. Held at Whelley Ex-Serviceman’s Club,180 Vauxhall Road, Wigan, WN1 3LU. Admission: £12, ( £11.50 Concessions, £11 WJC members)

Local Groups Monday… Warrington Cinema & Video Society Meet Every Monday- 8.00pm (except Bank Holidays) If you are interested in movie making and want to improve your skills, why not go along? For more information e-mail wcvs.1936@ btinternet.com. Held at St Martin’s Methodist Church Hall, Gig Lane, Woolston, WA1 4EE . Warrington Bridge Club Every Monday & Thursday -7.30pm Duplicate Bridge at Grappenhall Village Sports Club, Stockton Lane. New members welcome. Contact Carol Bingham 01925 262534. Tuesday… Gemini Musical Theatre Company Every Tuesday - 7.30pm to 10.00pm Always pleased to welcome new members to sing, act, or help out front of house and backstage. Rehearsals at Hood Manor Community Centre. Call Liz Priest 07710 235896 for more information. Warrington Round Table Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday New members always welcome. Contact Colm Buteux 07775 540059.

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Wednesday… Warrington Tangent Ladies Group Fourth Thursday of Every Month Varied events programme, contact warringtontangent@gmail.com for more information. Padgate PROBUS Club 1st & 3rd Wednesday of Each Month – 9.45am to 12.00pm Are you a gentleman who is retired, semiretired or with spare time on? Want to keep the old brain working? Then why not come along to one of our meetings? We have speakers on many subjects of interest. Held at Padgate Community Centre, Station Road, Padgate .Telephone 07964270680 . Warrington Athletic Club Monday, Wednesday& Thursday - 6.30pm Held at Victoria Park, Warrington. Contact Dave spencer 01925 261999 . Thursday… Wire Choir Meet Every Thursday - 6.30pm to 8.30pm All welcome, no experience necessary. Free of charge, donations towards refreshments. Meet at the Marquis of Granby Church Street, WA1 2SX. Woolston W.I. 4th Thursday(excluding December) – 7.30pm Held in the Church Hall, Warren Lane, Woolston. Visitors Welcome. Annual subscription £39.00. Sunday… NMC Ramblers Association - Warrington Group Every Sunday Like walking? Join us on one of our fortnightly coach outings. www.nmc-ramblers.org.uk or ring Peter Hathaway 01925 262340 or 01925 722722.

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Bank Park Pavilion Launch There’s another welcome addition to Neighbourhoods in Warrington’s portfolio of community facilities.

Bank Park Pavilion is situated next to the town hall and adjacent to the park’s all-weather bowling green, and is available for hire to local community groups and private parties. Boasting a café and large, adaptable interior space, the pavilion also gives Warrington Borough Council’s neighbourhoods team an ideal central Warrington venue for hosting community health and wellbeing events throughout the year.

L-R: Cllr Tony Higgins, Ella Bennicke,12, Mayor of Warrington Cllr Karen Mundry, Amy Carter, 11 and Maureen McLaughlin

Cllr Tony Higgins, executive board member for community, leisure and neighbourhoods

said: “I am delighted that we have been able to provide the neighbourhoods team with a town centre base as a focal point for activities, events and campaigns. The location is perfect for year-round events within easy reach of thousands of people. There are already plans afoot for teddy bear picnics and World War 1 commemoration events.” Guests at the Monday 30 July official opening were introduced to the prominent public health campaigns including ‘Know your numbers’ blood pressure checks and the Change4Life ‘Train like a Jedi’ summer activity programme, while the Warrington’s Wellbeing service offered tips and support for making lifestyle changes and improving mental health. For more information about opening hours, or to find out about hiring the pavilion for your meeting, contact the community centre team at communitycentres@warrington.gov.uk or call 01925 818017.

Ladies Lunch 2018

A Royal Occasion!

one mile sponsored walk

£7 per child

Thursday 8th November 2018

(0 years upwards) - includes -

Statham Lodge Hotel, Lymm With guest speaker

one lantern & medal • suggested sponsorship £25+

Siobhan Clarke

accompanying adults FREE!

Author & Guide Lecturer at Hampton Court Palace, Siobhan will be entertaining us with an insight into the world of royal babies, the circumstances of their arrival, their nursery years and their historical significance.

REGISTER AT

www.stroccos.org.uk 01925 575 780 fundraising@stroccos.org.uk

Drinks reception from 11am

Includes 3 course lunch, a variety of stalls, tombola

TICKETS £40 each | TABLES of 10 £380

www.stroccos.org.uk

fundraising@stroccos.org.uk 01925 575 780

Sunday 21st October 2018 arrive from 5.30pm, walk starts 6.30pm

at Orford Jubilee Hub

Funfair and refreshments, fancy dress optional

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