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WIN A FAMILY TICKET TO A CASTLE COMBE CIRCUIT RACE MEETING!

Castle Combe Circuit is offering HEY! readers the chance to win a ‘Family Ticket’ (2 adults plus children under 17 years go free) to a Castle Combe Circuit Race Meeting of their choice 2014! There are 10 x race meetings to choose from including the ‘Great British Race Off’ on Easter Monday through to the Autumn Classic on Sunday 6th October. Check out www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk for the full list of Race Meetings 2014 and what’s on offer at each! To win, simply answer the following question:

WHERE IS CASTLE COOMBE CIRCUIT?

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Britain’s most spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey…Revamped, restored and totally remarkable, the new Wookey Hole Experience is bursting onto the 2014 holiday scene in an explosive mix of HISTORY, MYSTERY & FUN. Wookey Hole, a wonderful & unique Somerset family attraction. Come for a great Somerset day out, or stay longer at The Wookey Hotel. To win, simply answer the following question:

HOW MANY YEARS AGO DO ARCHAEOLOGISTS BELIEVE PEOPLE HAVE LIVED IN THE CAVES?

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Nick Baker’s Ladybird World encourages us to find out more about this countries best loved insect. Contents: Clear tank, Lid, Specimen tubes, Paintbrush, Tweezers, Hand Lens, Tube Holder, Comprehensive Instruction Guide. Ladybirds NOT supplied. Suitable for ages 5 to 10. To win, simply answer the following question:

WHAT COLOUR ARE A LADYBIRDS SPOTS?

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Young fashionistas get to design their own outfits, make-up, hairstyles, and accessories with our 72 pages of lightly printed outlines of faces, figures, and fashionable extras. Includes 5 double-tipped pencils in 10 colours, sparkly stickers and 16 pages of die-cut frames. Age 8+. To win, simply answer the following question:

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URGENT WARNING ISSUED TO PARENTS OVER DANGEROUS COUNTERFEIT CHILDREN’S HATS Dangerous counterfeit hats which could strangle a child have been seized by Bath & North East Somerset Council as a safety precaution. The hats, sold for between £5 and £10, are designed to be fastened under the chin but the fake versions do not release if caught on play equipment like a slide or toy car door. Safety tests found the under-chin ties on the hats – which are of well-known characters such as The Muppets, Angry Birds and Hello Kitty – form a noose which does not break under pressure. Bath & North East Somerset Council Trading Standards officers seized some of the hats from a market stall and a shop in Bath and are now issuing a warning to parents. Councillor David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “These hats present a very real risk of strangulation to children. They may have been given to children as highly appealing Christmas gifts but we are very concerned that any child wearing one could be in danger. “We recommend that, if you have any of these hats in your home, you report the purchase to Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Trading Standards team who can offer further advice.” Anyone who spots the hats on sale is urged to report the seller to Trading Standards immediately. For further advice, or to report the sale of other potentially dangerous items, please contact Trading Standards via the Citizen’s Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 040506.


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GET CREATIVE WITH FAMILY FUN IN THE HALF TERM HOLIDAYS A variety of fun craft sessions are on offer at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s museums this half term for children and families to create their own historic characters, Valentine’s treats and colourful artworks. The Roman Baths will be running free “Flavian fashion & Clothes by Claudius” family drop-in sessions from Monday 17 to Friday 21 February, from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Children can dress as a Roman and create a fabulous

figure to take home. Admission to the Roman Baths is free to Discovery Card holders and children must be accompanied by an adult. There is also the opportunity to get hands on with archaeology with an afternoon handling session at the Roman Baths on Wednesday 19 February, from 3pm to 4pm. Free “Keep safe my heart” drop-in events at the Fashion Museum on Tuesday 18 February, from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm, offer the chance to explore the Museum’s special Georgians exhibition and decorate a keep-sake box for your loved one. Entry to the Fashion Museum is free for Discovery Card holders. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 3 to 5 can unleash their creative side with “Who am I?” at the Victoria Art Gallery on Thursday 20 February (10.30am-11.30am & 2pm-3pm).Youngsters can look at people in the Gallery paintings, listen to a story, dress up and create a collage portrait. This is followed on Friday 21 February by “Weatherwise” at the Victoria Art Gallery (10.30am-12pm & 1.30pm-3pm) where children aged 6 to 11 can try different techniques to create weather scenes in paint, collage and pastels. Both Victoria Art Gallery workshops cost £4 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult and places must be booked in advance on 01225 477233. For more details of heritage events including listings, the online leaflet and website links for the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery, visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/ heritageevents or pick up a leaflet in your local library.

The new Hanham Primary Federation offers the expertise of two specialist schools with the benefits of one primary school experience for children. The federation now has one governing body and is led by a new leadership team. The Primary Head Teacher, Mike Coyne, leads the team and he is supported by Infant Head, Sue Leyden and Junior Head, Mike Weenink. If you are interested in a place for your child, there is still space in some year groups. Contact details are available through the federation website: www. hanhamprimaryfederation.org

HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE IN HANHAM After seventy seven years apart, primary aged learners in Hanham have been re-united as Samuel White’s Infant School and Hanham Abbots Junior School have recently federated. From 1860, primary aged children in Hanham attended Samuel White’s School when it was situated on the High Street in Hanham. In 1936 children aged 7 – 11, now known as Key Stage Two, moved to the new Hanham Abbots Junior School and they have remained apart until now.


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‘OPEN FOR BUSINESS’ RALLYING CRY FROM KEYNSHAM TRADERS The Keynsham Chamber of Commerce and Bath & North East Somerset Council have joined forces to spread the word that the town is open for business following a reported downturn in trade caused by utilities work taking place until 14 March 2014. Although a one-way system is in place to accommodate planned work by Wales & West Utilities, the town is perfectly accessible and car parking spaces are in plentiful supply. But local businesses believe the message hasn’t got across to the general public.

PURR-FECT DRAMA AT CHEW STOKE Mr Mistofelees, Rum-Tum-Tugger and Grisabella were all present - when the pupils of Chew Stoke Church School performed their amazing version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s -“CATS”. The children, who had rehearsed the show in their own time at their after school Drama Club, put on the moving performance for staff, parents and other pupils. With great singing, great costumes and amazing makeup it really felt like “The West End “ had come to Chew Stoke. At the end of the performance the pupils thanked volunteer parents, Mrs Ruth Donlevy and Mrs Caroline Baines, for running the Club by presenting them with bouquets of flowers. We can’t wait for the curtain to go up on their next performance Pictured: Pupils from Chew Stoke Church School performing ‘Cats’.

Lynn Young, Chair of Keynsham Chamber of Commerce and proprietor of Perfect Fit on Temple Street, said, “I’m genuinely afraid that some businesses will close down if these trading conditions continue. The feedback I’ve received is that many businesses up and down the High Street and Temple Street have been hit hard in the first few days of the utility work. Takings are down massively. This is simply down to longstanding customers thinking Keynsham has shut up shop. “The message that we need to get out is that buses and cars can still get to Keynsham. There are spaces to park your cars and do your shopping, including at the Civic Centre car park where people are still not sure whether they can park or not. Your local shops need your support.” Councillor Paul Crossley, Leader of council, said, “We are helping traders as much as we can to keep Keynsham alive and kicking during the Wales and West Utilities road works. Free parking is available for 2 hours at The Labbott North car park; free 30 minute spaces are available at Ashton Way and the Civic Centre car park behind the redevelopment is now open for business. We welcome any other ideas about how to promote Keynsham as a shopping destination during this difficult time for traders.” Anyone with ideas can contact the Council via regen_keynsham@bathnes.gov.uk or via Twitter @bathnes

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MOVIE MAGIC MR PEABODY AND SHERMAN

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Mr. Peabody is the world’s smartest person… he just happens to be a dog! Along with his adopted son Sherman, they travel back in history using their WABAC time machine seeing famous events as they happen! When Sherman takes a friend into the WABAC without the permission of Mr. Peabody, the super-smart dog has to travel through time to save the day, before the space-time continuum is destroyed!

BARBIE THE PEARL PRINCESS

RELEASE DATE: 14TH FEB

Barbie returns to the big screen as Lumina, a mermaid with big dreams of becoming a princess and magical power that makes pearls dance and glow! Lumina embarks on an adventure to a majestic mer-kingdom with her best friend Kuda, a pink seahorse, where she uses her powers to help her friends and discovers the key to unlocking her true destiny.

LEGO THE MOVIE

RELEASE DATE: 14TH FEB

Emmet is an ordinary LEGO minifigure, used to following rules and living a normal life. During an accident, Emmet is taken in by a mysterious organisation that is embarking on the quest to save the world from an evil force: he’s been mistaken for the hero they’ve all been waiting for, and the key to victory against the tyrant.

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STORYTELLING WITH YOUR CHILD Encouraging our children to use their imagination in story telling is a great way to get them thinking on their feet and having fun. Use some of these ideas to inspire your children: • Read a fairy-tale to your child and encourage them to retell the story with their very own twists and turns, maybe a different ending or changing the characters. • This can be a continuing storytelling session in which a story is begun and then left open-ended at a crucial point. The next day the story is completed and a new one begun and left open-ended at an exciting moment. This will encourage your children to think about the next bit they can add to the story during the day. • Use a picture and encourage your child to construct a story around the picture, you can introduce more pictures to enhance the story. • Your children can collect stories about their town from older people. Encourage them to find out how the streets were named. Are there any interesting people or legends to which the street names refer? Are there any local places in town about which people tell stories? Any haunted houses? Have your child find out when the town was founded and by whom? Your children can then create a story using local history and real life facts. • Have fun with your child constructing sentence stories.You say the first sentence, your child then creates the second and you go on adding each sentence that is relevant to the previous one, to create a story. • Everything has a story! Everything comes, in its elemental origin, from the Earth. Collect an assortment of ‘things’: • Piece of Paper • Shoe • Sneaker • Match • Rubber Band • Paper Clip • Woolen Socks Imagine the life story of each of those ‘things.’ Describe their history backwards through the personal use, purchase, manufacture, to original natural resources from which it or its components were made. Personify the thing and tell its story like an autobiography.

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WHAT’S ON

FEBRUARY 15 - 23 FEBRUARY

FAIRY AND ELF ADVENTURE AT PRIOR PARK Collect clues around the garden and unravel mysteries. Dress up as a fairy or elf and maybe you will catch a glimpse of one of our secretive residents. Craft activities are available in the summer house. £1 per trail, Normal admission prices apply. 10am till 4.30pm daily Prior Park Gardens, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath.

15 - 2 MARCH

5 A DAY AT BRISTOL ZOO £5 entry for children this half term – when you bring along one of the following fruit or vegetables: Broccoli, lettuce, pear, apple or carrot Listen to 5 interesting animal talks during half term. Visit 5 animal exhibits on the 5-a-day trail, collecting fruit and vegetable stamps along the way! Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol.

out – not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem! Children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close to the creatures. A tyrannosauric treat for all aged three and over. £13.44 to £16.13 incl. booking fee. www.colstonhall.org/shows/dinosaur-zoo 0117 9223686

19 - 22 FEBRUARY

GRANDPAS RAILWAY From the team behind the highly acclaimed Sunflowers and Sheds and Mavis Sparkle, comes M6’s brand new original production for children and families. Featuring live music, a working model railway and a coachload of surprises, our playful characters embark on an evocative journey that explores the past, illuminates the present and lays new tracks for the future. The Egg, Theatre Royal, Bath www.theatreroyal.org.uk

20 - 21 FEBRUARY

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AT THE VICTORIA ART GALLERY People watch in the gallery, listen to a story, dress up and create a collage portrait. Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath BA2 4AT

16 FEBRUARY

DRUM IN WILLSBRIDGE WITH THE AVON WILDLIFE TRUST Join wildlife musicians Poco Drum for magical trails, jolly animals stories and a drumming workshop. Family fun guaranteed! The family fun begins with a magical trail featuring animal songs, stories and poems. There will also be a family animal drum circle with dancing, musical games and wild rhythms from around the world.
Drums will be provided and no experience is necessary, just bring your wild side! Time: 2.30pm – 4pm. Prices: adult £5; adult and child £7; family £10 0117 917 7270

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DEN BUILDING AT LEIGH WOODS. Popular family den building workshops return to Leigh Woods this February Perfect for all budding adventurers, Led by an experienced instructor, participants will learn everything they need to know to make a cosy woodland dwelling out of materials found on the woodland floor. 10am–11.30am, 12pm–1.30pm, 2pm–3.30pm. The cost of one workshop is £3.50 per person (children and adults). Places are limited though therefore we advise booking in advance. Bookings can be made online at www. nationaltrust.org.uk/leigh-woods/things-to-see-and-do/events or by phone on 08442 491895.

18 FEBRUARY

HALF TERM IN KEYNSHAM WITH WPA Come build a Community! Use all sorts of things such as Cardboard, Scrap parts, Drawing, Paint and lots of other things to create your own model community. 10am till noon. Downfields Park, Keynsham.

19 FEBRUARY

DINOSAUR ZOO AT COLSTON HALL Observe and interact with extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this fun, entertaining and highly imaginative live show. But watch

MARCH 1 - 6 MARCH

BENEATH THE TREES A dreamlike theatrical experience in a magical interactive Forest of Arden...Come and play in a forest clearing where fairies and fools, animals and flowers, nature and magic are woven together. A place of transformations, safe experimentations and misrule! A chance to find “tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones and good in everything”. Dress for adventure, go wild! The Egg, Theatre Royal, Bath www.theatreroyal.org.uk

7 MARCH

CELEBRATE PANCAKES WITH PUXTON PARK’S DISCO AND PANCAKE PARTY GAMES 6:00 – 8:00pm Members £4 per child, non-members £6 per child, children aged 3yrs and under are FREE (1 adult free with a paying child) adults £2. Puxton Park, Hewish 01934 523500.

8 MARCH

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FALCONRY WEEKEND AT PUXTON PARK Get up close and personal with the birds of prey on Puxton Park’s falconry weekend. Gary the falconer will be on hand to tell you all about these beautiful animals along with his team. Times:11am -Bird of Prey Display 1pm-Bird of Prey Display 2pmOwl Encounter (£1pp) Treasure Hunts throughout the day at the falconry centre. Tel 01934 52350 Cowslip Lane Hewish BS24 6AH.


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HAVE FUN WITH CUCUMBER RACE CAR WITH RADISH DRIVER Turn a cucumber into a Formula One racer with this creative idea. Visit our website at www.heymag.co.uk for the full recipes and instructions.

TUNA FISH SANDWICH For a kid-friendly lunch with a protein punch, try this lighter version of the midday classic. Visit our website at www.heymag.co.uk for the full recipes and instructions.

FUNKY FRUIT SNACK Give your child’s after-school snack an appealing twist with a homemade hybrid. Visit our website at www.heymag.co.uk for the full recipes and instructions.

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FOOD

Sometimes children just need a little inspiration to try new things. With this collection of ways to make food more fun, you’ll encourage your children to play with their food and enjoy it.

STRAWBERRY MICE These fun mice made of strawberries and almond slices will have your kids happily nibbling on a healthy snack in no time. Visit our website at www.heymag.co.uk for the full recipes and instructions.

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Could you be gluten sensitive?

Most of us have experienced bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and headaches from time to time, but if these symptoms are appearing more regularly then you could benefit from a gluten-free diet. Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Most of us can digest this with no trouble but those suffering with gluten sensitivity will develop the aforementioned symptoms. This newly emerging condition may affect up to six per cent of the population and can be easily confused with other gluten related disorders. As a result gluten sensitivity can be hard to detect and diagnose and so it is vital to go to your GP for a thorough medical assessment.

Don’t let cutbacks squeeze goodness from your diet Economic pressures inevitably put a strain on family finances as household budgets bear the brunt of price increases and wage freezes. New research has revealed that one in five Brits are eating less healthily due to the rising cost of living and more than half believe their health has suffered because of the recession. Eating plenty of fruit and veg doesn’t have to be expensive - there are lots of affordable ways to get your five-a-day - and save money. Buy loose fruit and vegetables rather than pre-packed as these can be as little as half the price. Look for supermarket deals on fruit

and vegetables, such as buy one get one free offers. Buy in season - fruit and vegetables are usually cheaper. Shun supermarkets for your local greengrocer or farmers’ market where fruit and veg are usually cheaper. Replace your morning or afternoon snack with a piece of fruit. A banana or apple costs around 20p - a third of the price of most chocolate bars or crisps. Don’t throw away vegetables which are about to go out of date. Use them in stews, soups and casseroles which you can freeze and eat another time.

Youngsters more savvy about saving than adults Young people have a thing or two to teach their elders about being financially savvy. Whether it’s the impact of the economic climate or seeing their parents struggle to make ends meet, the younger generation is getting the message about overspending and the necessity of saving rather than borrowing. Out of 1,000 parents and children

who participated in a savings survey, 81 per cent of youngsters say they have their own bank accounts and have deposited money over the last year. By comparison the average adult consumer has borrowed £4,221, not counting their mortgage. Even children who are too young to get summer jobs are finding ways to save, with 78 per cent saying they save some


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What are head lice and nits? Head lice are tiny grey/brown insects. They are about the size of a sesame seed. Head lice cling to hairs but stay close to the scalp, which they feed off. Head lice lay eggs, which hatch after 7-10 days. It takes about 10 days for a newly hatched louse to grow into an adult and start to lay eggs. Treatment for head lice This will take 5-15 minutes to check each head, depending on hair length and thickness. It is also used as a treatment for head lice • Wash the hair in the normal way with ordinary shampoo. • Rinse out the shampoo and put on

lots of ordinary conditioner. • Comb the hair with a normal comb to get rid of tangles. • When the hair is untangled switch to a detection comb. This is a special fine-toothed comb. • Slot the teeth of the detection comb

into the hair at the roots so it is touching the scalp. • Make sure that all parts of the hair are combed by working around the head. • If you see any lice, clean the comb by wiping it on a tissue or rinse it before the next stroke. • After the whole head has been combed, rinse out the conditioner. • Repeat the combing procedure in the wet hair to check for any lice that might have been missed the first time. This needs to be carried out every 3 to 4 days to catch the lice as they hatch.

Working to smash stereotypes Top tips for a perfect The stereotype of mums dropping everything at work and running home when their child has so much as a night’s sleep sniffle has been smashed by a new report into families working in the UK. The study has found women are more engaged at work than men and there is no difference between parents and non-parents regarding levels of commitment to work and professionalism. The Happy Homes Productive Workplaces report also reveals work stress is more damaging to relationships at home than home stress is to work. The study by the One Plus One relationships research charity and Working Families suggests

or all of their pocket money. At the start of 2014, seven out of 10 of us say we are keeping a closer eye on our budgets in a bid to be prudent and financially savvy.

employers should recognise how the two spheres impact on each other and how reducing work stress can create a virtuous circle, bolstering home relationships which can help employees through difficult times in the workplace.

Bedtime should be a chance to unwind, forget the stresses of the day and relax with a good book or a warm drink, before drifting off into a blissful state of sleep. However, the reality is quite different for many people, who find going to sleep an ongoing nightly battle. If you are one of those people who lie awake wondering how some people just seem to drift off effortlessly with no trouble at all, then you may find these top tips quite handy. In order to keep ourselves happy and healthy, both in mind and body, there are several steps that you need to take. Many of us know the importance of eating a healthy, balanced diet and making time to exercise and get our cardio levels up, but some people do not consider the importance of sleep in maintaining the body and keeping you in tip-top condition. Top tips for a perfect nights sleep: Choose a big enough bed Say no to caffeine before bed Take steps to unwind Regulate body temperature Have a warm bath before bed


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GETTING ORGANISED

There always seems to be so much to do when trying to arrange a child’s party and never enough time to do it in. Organisation is the answer.

INVITATIONS

About three weeks before the party, you’ll need to send out written invitations. They should include the following information: • Your child’s name and which birthday they are celebrating. • Your address and phone number. • The date, start and finish times of the party. • If you’re having a themed party, your invitation should make it

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WHAT IS PANCAKE DAY?

Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional to eat pancakes on this day.

WHY ARE PANCAKES EATEN ON SHROVE TUESDAY?

Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs, which were forbidden during Lent.

WHEN IS SHROVE TUESDAY (PANCAKE DAY)?

Shrove Tuesday is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is therefore the final day before the commencement of Lent, a

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Christian festival leading up to Easter Sunday (Easter Day). Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between 3 February and 9 March.

WHY DO CHRISTIANS CALL THE DAY ‘SHROVE TUESDAY’?

The name Shrove comes from the old word “shrive” which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began.

WHAT IS A PANCAKE?

A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a pan. Caster sugar (superfine sugar) is sprinkled over the top and a dash of fresh lemon juice added. The pancake is then rolled. There are lots of different fillings you can choose for pancakes.


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VALENTINE’S DAY WHY DO WE CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY? We celebrate Valentine’s Day, because until 1969, it was one of the many Saint’s Days observed by the Catholic Church. It was dedicated to the patron saint of romantic causes, St.Valentine. Although it was removed from the Church’s calendar in 1969, the religious meaning coupled with Valentine’s Day’s roots in Roman paganism have allowed it to continue as a celebration for everyone. Early Christians saw Valentine’s Day as a way to honour St.Valentine, of whom there were actually three. The Catholic Church recognizes three saints by that name, all who were martyred on February 14. The St. Valentine the day is named for was, most likely, a priest in the 3rd century who performed secret marriages when the Roman Emperor Claudius II thought single soldiers were more likely to enlist in the army. That St.Valentine was imprisoned and executed on February 4, 270. It is believed he was responsible for giving the jailer’s blind daughter back her eyesight, and before his execution, he sent her a note saying, “From your Valentine.” The phrase is still widely used on valentines today. It wasn’t until 1537 that St.Valentine’s day was declared an official holiday. England’s King Henry VIII, known for his ways of disposing of wives, declared February 14th a holiday. It was another century and a half before religious devotional cards became non-religious cards to reflect the change in the holiday.

A HEART MESSAGE CURTAIN FOR YOUR CHILD’S BEDROOM WHAT YOU’LL NEED • Coloured paper • Tape • Ribbon HOW TO MAKE IT Cut heart shapes out of the coloured paper, some a bit smaller than others. Tape the smaller and larger hearts together and write your Valentine message on them. Tape the hearts onto a length of ribbon, and tape (or tack) the ribbon, like a curtain, onto your child’s bedroom doorframe.


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BENEFITS OF HOME COOKING When it comes down to feeding your body and mind, nothing is superior to preparing your food from scratch, with quality ingredients and served with love. If you have never experienced this phenomenon then try it out for 90 days and see how you feel. Come to that, see how your family feels as you work together in the kitchen to create a level of harmony and good health that is only possible when food is prepared in a loving manner, and eaten slowly with others. OK, so no excuses about time and schedules and…and…and. Instead let’s take a look at why preparing your food is a win-win situation for everyone.

1. SAVES MONEY

Packaged and prepared meals cost you considerably more than cooking with raw ingredients at home. Preparing meals at home can save you money. Just by bringing your homecooked leftovers to work for lunch can save you a cool £50 each month. Other ways to save money include buying your food in bulk, using store coupons, eating more vegetarian meals, buying on sale and freezing for later use.

5. AVOID FOOD POISONING

When preparing meals at home you can better control the temperatures when cooking meats, keep hands and countertops clean and properly wash your raw produce.

6. BETTER ENERGY

2. SAVES TIME

Food can be healing medicine or it can deplete your energy and cause sickness and pain. This may sound dramatic, but the truth is that whoever is cooking is in charge of the people we become.

3. LESS SALT AND TRANS FATS

Preparing meals at home and including family members in meal preparation is a way to give and share love. When food is prepared with a calm mind and loving thoughts it can become a tonic for both the physical body and the soul. Teaching children how to cook is a gift of health they will use for their entire lives and pass it on to their children and grandchildren.

In the time it takes to drive to a take away, place your order, wait for your order, return home and serve the meal, you could have made a three-course meal from scratch with time to sit and chew slowly. For those on a busy schedule, prepare half the week’s meals on a Sunday and the other half mid-week, which can allow time for relaxation or beneficial exercise. Food producers and restaurant chefs use higher levels of salt and fat to make their products taste better to the consumer. Preparing meals at home allows you to control the amount of salt and oils you use in your recipes. This in turn reduces the possibility of weight gain and clogged arteries.

4. BALANCED MEALS

Taking the time to plan your weekly menu not only helps to save time and money, but also provides a way to create meals with a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat, plus all the essential vitamins and minerals needed for the adult and child’s body. When eating balanced meals your body feels satisfied, has fewer cravings and this in turn prevents late-night snacking.

7. BRINGS FAMILY TOGETHER

8. WEIGHT CONTROL

Plates have gone from 10 inches in 1990 to 12 inches in 2013. With larger portions people tend to eat more, but cooking at home allows you to control serving sizes and prevent overeating. Buy locally, in season, the best quality food, organic when possible. When cooking from scratch you know exactly what is going into your recipes. The choices you make can keep you healthy and help prevent weight gain, digestive troubles and allergic reactions.


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Clicker training works in four basic steps 1. Get the desired behaviour 2. Click the behaviour while it’s happening (not afterwards) 3. Reward your pet immediately 4. The click means the end of the exercise so allow your pet to relax and enjoy their treat before you start again

CLICKER TRAINING YOUR PET Clicker training is a really great way of teaching your pet new things in a positive way and making learning fun for both of you.You can clicker train any animal, including dogs, cats, horses and rabbits.

WHAT IS CLICKER TRAINING?

Clicker training is a positive training method based on rewarding an animal for good behaviour.Your pet learns to understand that the sound of the click means “that’s right” and that a food treat is coming. A click is more effective than your voice for two reasons. Firstly, your mood will influence how you sound and can make your voice inconsistent. Secondly, by the time you’ve praised your pet they might have moved on to something else. A clicker gives a quick, clear and consistent signal to your pet.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

All you need to get started is a special clicker and some food treats. You can buy clickers online and at most pet shops and they only cost a couple of pounds. Before you start using one, check to make sure your pet isn’t scared of the sound.

GETTING STARTED

Find a quiet area where you and your pet can concentrate. With your pet beside you, click once and then immediately give them a treat. Don’t point the clicker at your pet or click too close to their ears. Repeat this a few times until your pet becomes alert to the sound of the click and looks to you for a treat.

NEXT STEPS

Now your pet has made the association between a click and a treat you can start to teach them new skills. One of the easiest things to start with is to teach them to touch an obvious target, like a mat on the floor, a ball on a stick or your hand. As your pet approaches the target, click and treat.You don’t have to wait until they touch it because you’re shaping their behaviour and rewarding small steps towards the end goal. At this stage let the clicker speak for itself – if you say anything it could be distracting. When your pet actually touches the target, click immediately and reward them with extra treats so they know they’ve hit the jackpot. Soon your pet will see a target and go straight to it and at this point you can start to add a word that indicates what you want your pet to do. For instance, if your pet is about to touch the target, say “touch”, wait for them to touch the target and then click and treat. Repeat this over the next few days until the cue alone prompts your pet to go and touch the target. Then you can progress to only clicking and treating. So if your pet touches the target without you asking them to you don’t click and treat. Once your pet only touches the target when you ask them to you can start phasing out the click, which also means phasing out the treats. But it’s important that you still make sure they know they’ve done well, whether it’s telling them “good boy” or giving them a scratch, or giving them treats every now and then.

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