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ello and welcome to this month’s magazine for the villages of NR10. April is here and Spring is most definitely in the air. It’s lovely to see that sunshine again! Two new businesses feature in the magazine this month: Relationship Reboot and JR’s Pet Grooming. We also have some great ideas for doing the Spring garden tidy up from Mike Barker, and lovely fashion from local boutique Nola, shot by Adam Fuller of RougeUK.
And we have an interview with the lovely Becky Jago from ITV Anglia News, on page 16. Enjoy the start of Spring!
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Gardening tips for april with Mike barker
pring, means warmer days, occasional rain and nesting birds! LAWNS: require feeding with early spring feeds and weeding, or lawn sand use followed by moss removal. This will green up lawns quickly. Increase the frequency of mowing combined with lowering the height of the cutter blades. If dry spells are prolonged water the lawn before it starts to suffer. SHRUBS and PLANTS: pest and disease issues with plants and so tackle them early before they take hold. Now is the time to apply synthetic fertilisers. I use slow release fertilisers such as “Hoof and Horn” and “Grow more”. This depends on the chemistry and make of the soil and what the plants are indicating they require. It’s about now we can fully see what has survived the harsh winter! A continual weeding and tilthing border allows plants growth to be unchecked and keeps things tidy. Light pruning only, but try and avoid pruning plants that are about to come into flower as the display will be spoiled. Forsythia and Chaenomeles can be pruned now after their early spring display. Light pruning of Lavenders and Santolinas but not into older wood as this prevents re growth. Light trims of Heathers after a spring display. Foliage shrubs such as Smoke Bush and Elder can be pruned into shape. Climbers such Clematis, Rose and Honeysuckle should be tied in. Cut back Helenium (Daisy) and Solidago (Golden
rod) by half (Chelsea chop!) to promote branching and shorter compact plants. Again fix supports around using stakes, netting or pea stick to support perennial plants. Lift and divide bulbs in the green, Dead head daffodils and tulips and remove old foliage after about 40 days. Plant summer bulbs such as Lilies and Cannas and Dahlias. Sown or planted Sweet Peas will now require tying back. I love spring! Mike Barker. Director of Ace of Spades Trees and Gardens. Experts in trees, lawns and landscapes.
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FILM REVIEW WITH GREG POWLES Rango is not, by any means, your
but it also lacks pace and clarity and at
the ultra-cute humanised animals of
I spent much of the film thinking ‘What
average animated family film. Forget classic Disney, or the light-hearted slapstick of recent Pixar films, this
times is downright confusing.
on EARTH is going on here?’ but when
is gritty, grown-up and sometimes baffling.
Johnny Depp provides the voice of
‘Rango’ a bored lizard with a fertile
imagination whose life is turned upside down (literally and metaphorically)
when his cage falls out of the back of his owners car and lands him in the
middle of the desert. Lacking water,
hunted by various predators and with a merciless sun beating down on him he stumbles into a run-down town
the final credits rolled, I must admit I
see him instated as Sheriff. The rest
old son, whom I was worried might
,where his confident manner (and lies) of the story mixes love, heroics and
borderline surrealism before a classic Western showdown that would feel at home in ‘High Noon.’
In both style and story the film borrows heavily from the classic spaghetti
westerns of old, but is also influenced
felt thoroughly entertained. My 5-yearbe lost and bored through most of
it, thought it was wonderful, and an
endorsement from him is good enough for me.
by Japanese animation of the past two decades and therefore has a
very modern feel. Directed by Gore
Verbinski - who steered the ‘Pirates
of the Caribbean’ franchise ship into
hugely successful waters - and with the input of legendary cinematographer
Roger Deakins, the film looks beautiful,
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(Recommended) Rango is on general release from March 19th.
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erene, stylish and eminently beautiful... Weâ€™re looking at an Audrey Hepburn inspired Spring...
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COVER STORY: Becky Jago TEXT: CHRISTINA BELLAMY
PICTURES: JULIA HOLLAND
night, the country loving presenter still manages to juggle a busy home life. “Well… I work 4 days a week, and Anglia is a company which is very family-friendly. My husband and I work it out between us. He runs and part owns a lodge park, so his job is a little more flexible than mine. Everything runs smoothly until one of the boys is ill, then it gets a bit complicated!” And of course the beauty of being back in Norfolk is living in the countryside where there is space to breathe and.....keep lots of animals!
remember early in my career at ITV Anglia, Becky Jago was a familiar figure in the corridors and a firm favourite as the region’s weather presenter. Then she left little ole Norfolk, landing a job on national television on BBC’s Newsround and co-presenting alongside Johnny Vaughan on Capital Radio. It was around 2005 when I saw her again at Anglia and I’m thinking - I recognise that face (okay so it’s TV, I get confused!) and that’s when I realised she was back. She had returned as a feature reporter and presenter in news but it wasn’t long before she became one of the two main presenters of Anglia Tonight. Now back in Norfolk, happily married and mum to twin boys, does she miss London life? “It was a big change, but I was coming back to Norwich every weekend to see my boyfriend (now my husband!) and friends. London is an exciting place to work, but can wear you down a little – esp with all the travelling. I’m also someone who needs open spaces and green, so I always gave a little sigh of contentment when I gazed out of the train window leaving London behind me!” Living in London did take a little getting used to so it’s no surpise that Suffolk-born Becky came back., but even with her high profile on regional television every
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“Being a veggie and interested in animal rights, I’ve always been aware of the plight of the battery hen. As soon as we had the space, we got rescue hens! They are really comical but also make me feel all warm inside when I look at them scratching and roaming around - enjoying life as they should do. We’re about to get thirty more. I wonder what Poppy and Pandora (our goats) will think of them all!”
The sort of place you come on a holiday and end up staying forever…
I also discover that having a rural haven supports another of her interests. I hear that she likes to mix lotions and potions and I want to find out more!
“I grow all sorts of plants and flowers at home that I can harvest for eating, making face and body creams and for medicinal purposes. My favourite plant to grow and use is Aloe Vera. A few years back I found some recipes for a skin cream using Aloe Vera, and it does the job better than anything I’ve ever tried! I was hooked and now make all sorts of lotions and potions; body scrubs to lip balm, foot soaks to deodorant! Will we see a Becky Jago range in the shops? “I’ve thought about selling them, but the ingredients I use can be quite costly and I’m not sure I’d make any money out of it! I would also hate to see it as ‘work’ and lose the pleasure I get at the moment.”
u So when not looking after her family, appearing on television nearly every night, looking after her menagerie of animals, and concocting cosmetics.... does she have any time for anything else? “Keeping fit and healthy is one of my passions. I often bike the boys to school in their little trailer. It’s 6 miles and really gets my heart going – especially the incline right at the end! I run, but get bored easily. At Christmas I purchased a ‘Malibu Pilates’ chair which I’ve fallen in love with! It tones pretty much every muscle in your body and is sooo much fun!
She is also a keen supporter of the local charities, including a cancer charity in tribute to her much-loved mother who died in 1999. “I’ve recently been heavily involved in a Norwich fashion show for ‘Keeping Abreast’ – a charity I’m a patron of - which helps women going through breast cancer and reconstructive surgery. It’s a relatively new charity, but is growing very quickly. My mum died of breast cancer when I was 21, so it’s something close to my heart. I’m also a patron of a charity called ‘Out & About.’ They are a regional organisation which enables disabled children and young people to become fully included in their chosen local leisure activity; the ordinary, everyday activities that all children and young people can take part in.” Any final thoughts on Norfolk? Kind, friendly people. A great mix of vibrant towns (and city!) The sort of place you come on a holiday and end up staying forever…
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Why use a traditional agent when everyone is online? These days, most of us use the internet as our first
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• Ring fence the assets that you pass to your children and grandchildren in the event of them becoming bankrupt or divorced; With careful planning and advice, there are a number of ways you can protect the future of your family by reducing your IHT liability, these are outlined below: Give it away to your loved ones and chosen charities; Set up appropriate Trust(s), to enable assets to be gifted to the next generation outside of the estate and probate; Create a debt to set against the asset, which could be gifted to your loved ones; Invest it wisely to bypass unnecessary IHT and probate. It’s never too early... but don’t leave it till it’s too late!
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ave you noticed that when your love life or relationships are strained or non-existent, you simply do not feel good?
Feelings are powerful aren’t they? When you squash them, they squeak out, in your tone of voice and body language and the more you try to keep your feelings from showing, the stronger the pressure. It is as though you are holding back a flood and this tension affects how you feel and communicate and so impacts how you relate to others. The truth about relationships is that understanding, expressing and mastering your emotions are key to effective communication, harmony and deep connection and love. So what can you do to become more aware of the signs that you are squashing and blocking your feelings?
• Notice the response you are getting from your communication. • Feel your body, especially muscle tension in your shoulders. • Listen to your breathing - is it shallow and light or deep and low? • Tune into the tone of your voice.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS AND WHAT’S ON... Free pages for local charities, community groups and non-profit making organisations HORSFORD BOWLS CLUB The bowls club is situated in Horsford where we have our own green and clubhouse. In the summer from May we play lawn bowls outside and indoor short mat bowls the rest of the year. Members come from Horsford and many surrounding villages and new members are very welcome. We hold regular social events and have a bar where members socialize. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced bowler there are games suitable for you, playing friendles or in a league. Please contact Christine Tel. 01603 891120 if you would like to come and meet us. HAINFORD PRE-SCHOOL LEARNING ALLIANCE Celebrating an OFSTED report of ‘Good’ overall with 2 categories ‘Outstanding’. Immediate Places Available:- for children aged 2 yrs to school age. Weekday Sessions. Only £6.50 per session until Government funded. Fully qualified and friendly staff. Free Introductory Session. No obligation to join! For details please contact:- Tracey on 01603 755516 or Jenna on 01603 710464 APRIL EVENTS AT FELTHORPE PAVILION BINGO on THURSDAYS at 8 o’clock. TABLE TENNIS - Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings. BADMINTON - WEDNESDAY evenings between 7 & 10pm. Please contact JUNE on 754400 for tickets. Felthorpe Short Mat Bowls Club Mondays at 7.00pm and Wednesdays at 2 pm FELTHORPE PAVILION PLAYGROUP ‘Awarded with the Norfolk Quality Assurance Scheme’. We will be holding an open day on Tues 24th May from 9.30 till 11.30 so if you and your child would like to come for a visit to our group come along and sample a session in progress for more information or if you would like to visit our group with your child on an alternative day please ring Amy on 01603 755156 or Louise on 01603 755142. If anyone would be interested in becoming a member on the playgroup committee even if you do not have a child attending the group please contact Louise on 01603 755142 for further information, new members are always welcome. The committee is essential to the running of the playgroup without it the playgroup would close.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS AND WHAT’S ON... Free pages for local charities, community groups and non-profit making organisations HEVINGHAM SPONSORED WALK SUNDAY 10th April 2011. Start time 11.30 am. Patsy and Anthea are organising a fun walk/bike ride around Hevingham, starting from the village hall, for local community groups to raise money for themselves. We will do all the organising of the event by providing sponsor forms, route short or long, stewards, refreshments, first aid etc. Your club finds the walkers and the supporting sponsors. Entry Fee: adults £3, children under 12 Free. For more info contact Patsy Brummage or Anthea Coldham Tel: 07920 033344. firstname.lastname@example.org
HEVINGHAM LAUREL LUNCH CLUB Held at the village hall every last Wednesday of the month, cost £4 for lunch. If your over 55 yrs and enjoy a good lunch, friendship and entertainment please come and join us from 12.30 - 3.30 pm. Book your place with Anthea 01603 754211 or email@example.com BLUEBELL DAYS AT STRATTON STRAWLESS We are looking forward once again to holding our annual event at Brook House, Hainford Road, Stratton Strawless, thanks to Pat Wiles, with proceeds going to assist with the upkeep of St Margaret’s Church. The lovely Bluebell Woods at Brook House will be open to the public for five days: Sat April 30th from 2pm to 5pm and Sun May 1st from 2pm to 5pm Mon May 2nd from 11am to 5pm Sat May 7th from 2pm to 5pm and Sun May 8th from 2pm to 5pm There will be the usual stalls of Bric-a-brac, Plants, Home-made Produce, Refreshments and amusements for the children. In a separate marquee, there will be a display of art by our local art group. Admission £2.50 for adults, under 12s free, parking on site is free. Bric-a-brac needed. If you have any bric-a-brac to donate we would be most grateful. Please telephone Linda on 755343 or Toz on 279235 from 2pm to 5pm for collection info. Volunteers needed. We would also love to hear from anyone who would like to join our helpers on any of the above dates. Further details from Christine on 279345.
Heartfelt thanks to all who have helped in the past and to those who will be supporting us again.
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Budget aerial (left) will lose TV channels at switch over. Aerial cable split apart allows impulse noise to affect picture. Reflector plate (flat) poor front to back ratio allows interference from unwanted sources Superior aerial (right) receives all channels after switch over. Cable via F connector into balun, rejects impulse noise. Reflector plate (arrow shape) superior protection from interference
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