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We hope you all had a great summer and enjoyed spending lots of time in the garden and the park with your families and friends. Welcome to our Halloween edition of HEY! Magazine, where you will find lots of things to do and make. On the back page you can follow our instructions on how to make the perfect pumpkin to put in your windows and on your walls to welcome all of the trick or treaters on 31st October. If you decide to go trick or treating make sure you take an adult with you and only knock on doors that look as if they are welcoming you with a pumpkin or decorations. We are sure that you will enjoy this edition of HEY!, you can read all about the newest film releases in the cinema, dvd’s and books in our What’s on section. Don’t miss our great lunchbox ideas to brighten up your lunchtimes and also our science experiments that you can do at home, we would love to hear how they go and see any photos you have too! We have some fantastic competitions in this edition and you can find these on page 4. We can’t wait to see your artwork for the Swan Artworks competition and of course getting to meet you at the prize giving too. Make sure you are all safe on both Halloween and also on Bonfire night! We look forward to catching up with you all again in December.

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Somerset’s claims to fame A new guide has been launched to celebrate the county’s fascinating literary, television and film connections. Did you know that the Cheddar Caves left such a deep impression on JRR Tolkien during his honeymoon, that it provided inspiration for the jewelled caverns behind Helm’s Deep in ‘The Lord of the Rings’? Or that The Beatles filmed part of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ on the West Somerset Railway? Or that Little Jack Horner of the nursery rhyme came from Mells? These are just three examples of famous links to the county named in a new tourism guide, ‘Famous Somerset’. The guide, supported by Somerset County Council, has been launched by Visit Somerset and celebrates the county’s fascinating literary, television and film connections. It also contains suggested itineraries so that visitors can walk in the footsteps of the stars.

Somerset Heritage Centre is now Open Hidden documents and historic archaeology now available to the public in Somerset County Council’s new Heritage Centre. The Somerset Heritage Centre houses all the material formerly held at the Somerset Record Office, as well as the museum reserve collections, the Somerset Studies Library, the Historic Environment Record and much more. The centre gives access to more than 10 million historic documents and books and three million museum objects. There is also information on over 30,000 historic sites in Somerset. The strongrooms provide a temperature and humidity-controlled environment Somerset’s extraordinary collections of historical records, the earliest of which dates from the 8th century. The Somerset Heritage Centre will be open on Mondays from 1.00 pm until 5.00 pm, Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm and on alternate Saturdays from 9.00 pm until 4.00 pm. Visitors are advised to make an appointment by contacting the centre on 01823 278805. The address of the centre is: Somerset Heritage Centre Brunel Way Norton Fitzwarren Taunton TA2 6SF

It’s divided into themed sections, including Romantic Poets, Novelists, Nursery Rhymes and Stars of Today, and features some of the county’s most famous buildings, attractions and areas of outstanding beauty. To download your free copy of the guide, visit or visit Tourist Information Centres across the county for a copy.


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Get your imagination rolling and think of your dream ‘imaginary holiday’ and draw it for us! It could be sunbathing on the moon or sitting in a deck chair in the jungle, the creativity is down to you! Judging will take place at Swan Artworks in Midsomer Norton and will be judged by Carrie Osborne and Paula Bowles, a well-known children’s author. Age categories are : ages 4 to 6, ages 7 to 9, ages 10 to 12.

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WIN! A family ticket to Bristol Ice Rink! As one of Bristol’s main attractions located in Bristol City Centre the rink aims to provide every guest with a fun filled visit. Enjoy ice skating. Watch friends or family from the Rinkside Cafe. Relax with a drink at the Bridge Bar (over 18s only). Support Bristol’s ice hockey teams or learn to play with them and of course learn to dance on ice. How many eyes does a

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Francesca Stephens from Stoberry Park School in Wells won family tickets to Crealy.

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Basil has difficulty with art lessons. His painting skills are somewhat limited due to the constraints of having paws and as Basil says “not even that Van Gough bloke would find it easy holding a paintbrush with a paw but at least I have got two ears”. However when it comes to collage work Basil can be extremely creative depending on the materials available to him. Feathers are his favourite medium and he was particularly pleased to find his teacher had carefully sourced some wonderful peacock feathers which she had left in a neat pile on her desk!.

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The school had noticed the classroom bin after lunch was often knocked over and its contents scattered on the classroom foor. None of the children claimed to know anything about it despite intense questioning by their teacher. A pattern developed where said bin was usually toppled on a Tuesday, the day when Lauren had tuna sandwiches and discretely put the crusts, which she didn’t like, in the classroom bin. Now Basil isn’t very good at literacy or numeracy, in fact he didn’t get one question right in his recent CATs tests, but he has an uncanny ability for tuna sandwich detection. He thought he was being so clever, washing his paws after lunch to impress his teacher with his personal hygiene, whereas he was, in truth, waiting for all his classmates to go out to play so he could recycle the crusts of Lauren’s tuna sandwich. Recycling food waste is admirable Basil, but not owning up to your misdemeanours and letting your classmates take the blame is not.


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St Pauls School in Shepton Mallet were fantastically lucky, following a successful application for a grant, to be able togain the services of local artist Kate Lynch and Ruth Phelps to help in the painting of their celebration Mural. The mural was designed by the children to show different aspects of school life. Around 48 children were involved in the design and painting, and created a superb memorial to the celebration of our 40th Anniversary. They were also very lucky to have the paint donated by Tony Guidi of Albino Builders Ltd. Our grateful thanks go to Kate Lynch, Ruth Phelps and Tony Guidiplus Mrs. Leesa Sheppey, who organised the week in school.

School leavers At St Pauls in Shepton Mallet their final event of 2009 - 2010 was a wonderfully emotional Leavers’ Assembly with the Year 6 pupils and parents on the last day of the school year. The children put on an excellent final production called, ‘Do you Remember the First Time?’. There was much laughter and tears from everyone and we raised £62.84 towards our Mathlectics project. An enormous thank you to the Year 6 staff for their superb organisation. We wish all the children well for the future as they move on to their new schools.

Ben Labra D’Ollie Cameron Thorner, aged 5 from Pilton, has won first prize in his age group in the Ben Labra D’Ollie colouring competition. Cameron was presented with his prize by children’s author Christine Pritchard at his father’s farm shop in Pylle last Saturday. The colouring competition was held to mark the launch of the latest Ben Labra D’Ollie story at this year’s Shepton Show. Cameron’s winning entry can be seen at

Farewell Awards On Wednesday, 21st July, a special service was held at the Parish Church for the pupils of St Pauls School in Shepton Mallet, who left at the end of term. It was a memorable and moving occasion where attendees heard about their time at St. Paul’s and all the pupils were given gifts of books from the Church and St. Paul’s Partnership. Special cups were awarded: the one for Perseverance was awarded to Taia Marks, and the one for Care, Courtesy and Willingness was presented to Abigail Wheatley. In recognition of their contribution to sport at St. Paul’s, the two Ashford Awards were also presented. In Upper School, the trophy went to Corey Taylor and in Lower School to Mica Clarke. The governors and children presented Reverend Liz with her leaving presents, to thank her for the enormous contribution she has made to our school. We were all extremely sad to see her go and we wish her the very best for her future. We wish to send a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this truly wonderful service. The children of St Pauls school.

Pyjama day At St Pauls School in Shepton Mallet everyone came attired for bed, including Mrs. Arnold, who wore her nightie, dressing gown and carried a cuddly dog! We raised a stunning £236.50, a huge thank you to everyone!

Alex and Lydia scoop the prize with a Bolognaise! Alex aged 5 and Lydia aged 8 from Farrington Gurney Primary School entered the B&NES Healthy Schools family cook challenge this summer. The children at Farrington Gurney Primary School were invited to take part in the ‘What’s for Tea?’ challenge. They had to choose a recipe from one of the 3 supplied. Cook the meal at home and then take photographs of the meal and bring them into school where the school displayed them for all to see. The judges then visited each school and invited families along to the Guildhall where the winners were presented with their prizes. Alex and Lydia won a huge £250 of shopping vouchers for their family with their fantastic meal, well done to you both and I am sure you will be allowed a few treats now!

Happy retirement! On Wednesday 21st July, Farrington Gurney Church of England Primary School said a sad goodbye to the local postman, Dave Metcalfe. Parents and pupils brought hamper donations into the school in the last weeks of term. Year 5 and 6 pupils Yaz, Thomas, Ella, Kane and Sarah presented the hamper to Dave on behalf of the whole school. We wish him a very happy retirement!

Farrington Primary School take Bronze! The children at Farrington Gurney Primary School were elated when they were presented with a Bronze award for their entry into Bath in Bloom. The children all said that they loved working with Mrs Welch to display their gardening creativity in the grounds of the school. Well done to all children involved.

Congratulations! Jamie Woodland took many of the pupils from his Black Belt academy in Coombend in Radstock to a Martial Arts open championships in the summer. The whole team were overwhelmed with the haul of trophies they came home with. If you would like to learn martial arts, you can contact Jamie on 01761 4200683 or 07970 936559. Well done to all.

Welton Awarded Quality Mark 2! Welton Primary School has been awarded with the Basic Skills Agency Quality mark 2. The Basic Skills Quality mark is accredited to schools. It is a award that shows that a school demonstrates a long term commitment to providing good teaching, learning and resources in literacy and numeracy, along with effective systems of planning, monitoring and evaluating pupil progresss and provision. The award shows a commitment to improving the basic skills opportunities for all groups of pupils. The award lasts for 3 years and this new level 2 award will replace the previous award at Welton primary School. Congratulations to all the staff and pupils at Welton.

Witch’s Hat Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a witch’s hat to wear - and this one is quickly made with a piece of black card. Of course you can add embellishments of all sorts, or adapt the craft to make a wizard’s hat (with a bigger brim and perhaps using purple card). You will need: A large sheet of black card Sticky tape Green crepe paper (or yellow or black wool/yarn) A piece of string and a pencil to draw your arc - optional

Skeleton Mobile Make this gorgeous skeleton out of your old cardboard boxes - fun and recycling all in one! You will need: A collection of boxes and cardboard tubes Black and white paint ¾ inch thick elastic Strong sticky tape or glue Instructions: Lay out your boxes in the design of your skeleton. You will need boxes for the skull, ribcage, pelvis, 2 hands and 2 feet and cardboard tubes for the arms and legs. Paint the boxes and tubes black. When they are dry paint on the bones in white paint. When all the paint is dry join the skeleton together with elastic taped to the back of the boxes. Don’t forget to add a piece to the top of the head so that you can hang him up! This skeleton shakes, rattles and rolls!

Instructions: Draw an arc, either freehand or using your pencil and string, from one corner of the black card to part way along the opposite long side, to form a quarter of a circle. Cut along the line. Roll this quarter circle into a cone big enough to fit on the witch’s head and tape together. Stand the hat on the remaining card and draw around the base (circle 1). Decide on the width of the brim you would like, and draw another bigger circle around circle 1 to make the brim (circle 2). Cut out circle 2. Draw a third circle (circle 3) about 2cm (1 inch) inside circle 1. Cut along this line. Cut small slits at approximately 2cm (1 inch) intervals between circle 3 and circle 1 to form faps. Crease them along the line of circle 1. Now stand the cone onto the brim, and fold the faps up inside the hat, taping them in place. Cut the crepe paper into strips and tape these inside the hat so that they hang down to form hair.

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Paper Plate Spider Web This paper plate spider web is just the thing when you have a pompom spider which needs a spooky perch! Younger children in particular will enjoy the lacing activity

Orange Jelly Pumpkins Our orange jelly pumpkins are a Halloween craft which you can eat! Adult supervision required. You will need: Oranges Jelly (jello) - we used blackcurrant A sharp knife (and an adult) Instructions: Cut off the top of the oranges, and scoop the middle. Mix up your jelly mix following the instructions on the packet. Pour carefully into the orange shells. Leave in the fridge to set. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut out a face. Yum!

You will need: A paper plate Black paint String or wool Hole punch Instructions: Paint the back of the plate black and leave to dry, then cut out the middle of the plate. Punch holes evenly all around the edge. Cut a length of wool. Tie to one of the holes and then weave through others to make a pattern. When you are close to the end, tie to a hole and cut of the excess. Tie on a new piece of wool and repeat until you are happy with your web. It is easier to use several smaller pieces of wool so the ends will not fray.

pompom spider Don’t you love this funny spider? Despite his googly eyes, I’m not sure I’d like to meet him in the dark on Halloween! These pompom spiders can be hung around your room or simply left on windowsills, mantelpieces and nooks and crannies to surprise and delight! You will need: 2 black pipe cleaners (chenille stems) A black pompom A pair of wiggle eyes Glue

Handprint And Footprint Ghosts These handprint and footprint ghosts are so effective and, if you remember to date them, a great way of ‘capturing’ a memory of your child. They make great invitations for a Halloween party, too! You will need: Black paper White paint Black pen Instructions: Print a white handprint onto the black paper, keeping your fingers together. Leave some space and print a white footprint. When the paint is dry, draw on some ghostly faces. The fingers/toes form the bottom of your ghost. Cut out the ghosts, leaving a thin rim of black paper around the edge. Why not punch a hole through the top, tie through some string and hang them as decorations this Halloween?

Instructions: Cut the two pipe cleaners in half. Lay the four halves of pipe cleaner side by side, then twist them together in the middle. Glue the pompom to the middle of the pipe cleaners. Stick the eyes to the pompom. When you are sure the glue is dry, bend the pipe cleaners so your spider’s legs are spread out. Now put him on display!

It’s all in the Science!

Magic Colour Breakdown Materials you will need: • Water • Blotting paper (letter size or smaller) • Bread Baking tin (small) or a dish with an edge • 4-8 different coloured felt tip pens • Tape This is a colour changing experiment!

Swirled Milk Materials you will need: • Food Colouring • Liquid Dish Soap • Shallow Pan/Dish • Whole Milk (Room Temperature) Steps: 1. Pour some milk into the pan. Allow the milk to come to room temperature. 2. Add a few drops of different coloured food colouring into the pan of milk. 3. Add a few drops of liquid dish soap into the pan of milk. 4. Watch to see what happens. The fat in the milk is broken down by the liquid soap. This causes the food colouring to swirl and make some really neat designs.

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Steps: 1. Line up your blotting paper and the lids of the marker pens which you will use this experiment. 2. Leaving around half a inch from the bottom of the blotting paper press each color marker pen down on the blotting paper gently so a dot has formed. 3. Tape your blotting paper to the top of your baking tin making sure there is a bit of space left at the bottom so you can pour some water in. Leave about half an inch from the bottom edge of the tin. 4. Slowly pour in some water until it just reaches the bottom of the blotting paper - making sure the colored markings (dots) do not dip into the water. 5. Watch to see what happens to all the colours as the water is being absorbed by the blotting paper. 6. Keep an eye on the circles you coloured to see what happens as the water travels up the blotting paper and reaches your markings. How many different colours can you see? You may think your marker is green, but when you see the break down you can actually see the different colors which make up the colour green. Which colour marker has the most colours in it? This is also called Chromatography. Chromatography is to seperate the components of a mixture or the separation of mixtures.

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Dev-mex pumpkin soup by Jane Baxter, Riverford Field Kitchen Take from the Riverford Farm Cook Book

Easy Chicken Quesadillas Ingredients 8 tortillas 1 chicken breast (or chicken leftovers) 1 tablespoon oil Butter or more oil for frying 1 package taco seasoning mix 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 small package of Mexican rice cooked (or leftover rice) 2 cups shredded (grated) cheese - we use Cheddar Any vegetables your children like - red pepper, broccoli etc To serve: Sour cream Chopped spring onions Heat the oil in a large frying pan (skillet) and add the chicken. Sprinkle over the taco seasoning mix and add water according to the package directions. Cook for a few minutes until the chicken is warmed through and the sauce is well blended and slightly thickened. You can either cook your quesadillas on an electric griddle or on a large clean frying pan or griddle on the hob. Turn on the heat and add a small amount of butter or oil to the griddle. Place a tortilla into the griddle and top with chicken, beans, rice and cheese. Don’t put too much filling on, and keep it in the middle of the tortilla or you will end up with an oozy mess at the next stage! Cover with a second tortilla. Fry gently until browned on the bottom, and then carefully fip to the other side and continue to fry, every so often pressing the tortilla together with a spatula. Slide out of the pan and slice into triangles. Serve with sour cream and onions.

Ingredients 1 pumpkin or squash (about 1.5kg), peeled, deseeded and cut into 2cm cubes 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped ½ tsp smoked paprika 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 400g can of tomatoes 1 litre chicken or veg stock 425g can of red kidney beans, drained 2 cooked corn cobs 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce juice of 1 lime sea salt and freshly ground black pepper To garnish: 100g tortilla chips, crushed 75g Jarlsberg cheese, grated 2 tbsp chopped coriander 1 ripe avocado, peeled, diced and tossed with lime juice 1. Put the pumpkin cubes on a roasting tray and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast in the oven at 180°C for 40 minutes, until slightly coloured. 2. Meanwhile, heat the rest of the olive oil in a large pan, add the onions and cook for 20 minutes, until tender and slightly caramelised. Stir in the paprika, garlic and chillies and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced and thick, then stir in the roast pumpkin. 3. Purée with a hand blender, slowly adding the stock until well combined. Bring to the boil and add the kidney beans and sweetcorn kernels. Season well, adding chilli sauce and lime juice to taste, then simmer for 10 minutes. 4. Before serving, add half the garnish ingredients and fold them through the soup, then scatter the rest over the top.

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STORY TIME In today’s busy world, many parents have lost the art of telling their stories to their children. Here are some reasons why these stories are so beneficial; to all of you. 1. Use them to teach lessons about life. Stories will stimulate conversations more effectively. There are a lot of issues happening for your children these days, and stories give them a chance to refect on them. 2. Stories connect your children with previous generations. In a society which seems to have families spread out all over, it’s vital they have ways to feel connected to their extended families. 3. Stories stimulate imagination. One of the best ways to prepare your children for the world is to engage them in vivid stories which stir their imagination. Children who are exposed to these kinds of stories will be the creative problem-solvers of the future.

8. Telling stories to your children tells them they’re worth the time. Is there anything more important than showing them you want to spend intimate time with them? They’ll remember it forever. 9. Telling stories is a great chance to convey your values. Your children will be getting quite a few messages from their friends, and from popular culture. Stories are a great opportunity to sneak in a few of your cherished values for your family to hear. 10. Well-crafted stories create a wonderful mind-set for your children before they fall asleep. Children will fall asleep faster, and with healthier images, when you tell them your stories. Creating a ritual of telling your stories will create a lifetime of memories for your children. It will deepen your relationship, and show them how much you care.

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4. Children who are exposed to stories will continue the tradition with their own families. Knowing your family traditions, and stories, will be carried on by future generations is very comforting, as well as a great benefit for your children’s children. 5. Stories can encourage your children when they’re discouraged. Childhood can get pretty discouraging sometimes. Children are encouraged when they know Mum or Dad have experienced the same kinds of things, and they’ve survived. 6. Telling your stories helps you remember your own childhood. Talking about your childhood is a great way for you to remember and refect on what was important about your past. 7. Telling stories helps to create depth and soul. In a TV and mediacrazy culture, telling stories can capture and hold attention, and convey real meaning.

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Midsomer Norton Study Centre

01761 453720 Centre runs at: Somervale School, Redfield Road, Midsomer Norton BA3 2JD

How does it work? Kumon allows study skills to develop, by completing a little work every day and this in turn allows development of ability, not just academic ability. These become life skills and enable the student to overcome challenges not only at school or work, but in life. The student’s Kumon journey begins with familiar work, (the Easy Start) so a child quickly gains confidence and works with ease. Everyone likes to start a new venture in their ‘comfort zone’. The discovery stage introduces the student to new work, learning from examples and applying their new found knowledge to new problems. They also learn from corrections, which play a hugely important role in the learning process. The enrichment stage develops ownership of learning, the enjoyment of learning new topics and an ‘I can’ attitude. Janet says: “Over 50% of our students achieve their Bronze ASR award (Advanced Student Roll) in their first year of study. We also have a high number of students who have just achieved their Silver Awards. These awards recognise students have achieved the Discovery Stage of learning. Many local schools support the Kumon Way and our work dovetails into National Curriculum.”

Open all year round Mondays & Wednesdays 3.45pm-5.45pm Terms & conditions apply. Visit for more details. Fees vary. Please refer to your local study centre.

What is Kumon? It started over 50 years ago in Japan, with a move towards teaching children to become independent learners by learning through example and the practice of basic skills. To develop potential, a student must study work they don’t already know and the longer a student studies new work, the more they develop self-learning skills, and the greater their potential becomes.

Why not take the opportunity to find out for yourself? Janet is offering a FREE TRIAL period, enabling students to trial the method for two weeks, between 21st August and 20th October. If you are interested in enrolling for either the Free Trial, or Kumon Study, give her a ring on 01761 453720 or email her at to discuss your needs.

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Where to go & what to do!

14 OCTOBER Stories on a Shoestring

THEATRE ROYAL, BATH 11am THE EDD, SAWCLOSE, BATH Puppeteer Drew Colby uses everyday objects such as buckets, umbrellas, rags and pegs to create inspiring little puppets before your very eyes that can run and jump and dance and go on all kinds of adventures. Recommended for ages: 18mths - 4yrs Booking: 01225 448844 -----------------------------------

16th October Strand A

Saturday - please note Strand B is the same course so no need to book on to both strands Booking: Bath Festivals Box Office, 2 Church Street, Abbey Green, Bath BA1 1nL Tel: (01225) 463362 -----------------------------------

18th October Stick Man THEATRE ROYAL, BATH

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18 - 23 October, Monday 1.30pm, Tuesday – Wednesday 10.30am & 1.30pm, Thursday – no performance Friday 10.30am & 1.30pm Saturday 11.30am & 3pm Price: £7, £5 concessions THE EGG, SAWCLOSE, BATH ‘Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three…’ But the world is a dangerous place for Stick Man. Touching, funny and utterly original, this brand new show from the creative team behind Aesop’s Fables

is a surefire hit. Recommended for ages: 3 - Adult Running Time: 1 hour Booking: 01225 448844 -----------------------------------

Saturday 23rd October

Bath Abbey Heritage Vaults Museum10.00-15.00 Fish on Fridays family trail. Explore the Abbey site and discover what themonks of the Bath Monastery liked to eat. ----------------------------------Sally Lunns Bath: 10.00-18.00 Bun tasting in the museum, quiz and colouring competition, open every day. Prize to be awarded after 31st Oct. 3-11 ----------------------------------No 1 Royal Crescent Bath: 10.30-17.00 (lastentry 16.30) Food Explorers. Family Trail, discover fun food facts; it’s a piece of cake! ----------------------------------Beckford’s Tower: 11.00-12.00 Explore Beckford’s Garden. Join the Curator for a talk and walk exploring Beckford’s gardenand his magnificent shed! 14.00-15.00. Beckford’s 250th Birthday. Enjoy a guidedtour of Beckford’s Tower and the exhibition commemorating the 250 years since Beckfords’s birth. Limited places for both tours, advance booking required on 01225460705. ----------------------------------Prior Park Landscape Garden Bath: 11.00-16.30 Halloween Happenings. Family fun looking at magic and mystery in the gardenwith our Half Term Halloween Trail. 3-11 ----------------------------------Apple Day at The Rural Life Museum Glastonbury 10.30 - 16.00 All Ages Free • Cider making demonstrations throughout the day • Cooking with apples in the Victorian kitchen • Children’s workshops and stories on an apple theme • Apple display. -----------------------------------

24th October

Museum of Bath at Work: 10.30-17.00 (lastentry 16.00) Food of the Future. Devise a new kind of meal for Bath in 2050. There willbe a prize for the most imaginative. Family competition all week. -----------------------------------

25th October

Roman Baths: 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00 Fabulous Feasts or

Meagre Morsels? What did rich and poor Romanseat? 15.15 Join one of the curators to find out more about the collections. Today- 15minutes with the coin collection. ----------------------------------The Mayor’s Parlour: 11.00-16.00 Welcome! Explore 800 years of history of the Mayor’s Parlour including Royal Charters, Maces, silver and The Great Sword, and dress up as the Mayor! -----------------------------------

26th October

Fossil Fun Activity at Radstock Museum Tuesday 26th October 2010, 2pm until 4pm (Ages 5-11) Come along to the Museum for a fun filled afternoon. Our Education Team have lined up a number of activities linked in some way to fossils. Each child should be accompanied by an adult. Both events are free for all B&NES residents as part of the Heritage Open Week. Fantastic Faces at Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury 10.30 - 12.00. Age 5 to 11 £3 per child (Pre-book) • Make a portrait key-ring • Explore the exhibition with games and a trail. Basket makingat Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury 10.00 - 16.30 All Ages Free drop-in • See baskets being made. -----------------------------------

27th October

What is spinning? At Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury 13.00 16.00. All Ages. Free drop-in • Have a go with a drop spindle • Find out about the art of spinning from the Glastonbury Spinners -----------------------------------

29th October

Autumn Fun at Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury 10.30 – 14:00 Age 3 to 12 Free drop-in • Craft activities for families based on a seasonal theme. -----------------------------------

Stars of Time - The Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare Tel: 01934 417117 • Come and meet Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore from Goldfinger), Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), Mary Tamm (Dr Who), Wendy Padbury (Dr Who), NishaNayar (Tracy Beaker) with more ‘star guests’ to add. • ‘An Audience with the Daleks’ (Free show) • Massive Dealers Room packed with collectables - perfect for that special Christmas gift • Fantastic photograph opportunities with props and many costumed characters • STAR WARS photo back-drop - be part of the Star Wars Saga! • Classic Doctor Who/The Avengers Episodes playing in our Cult TV room -----------------------------------

8th November

Burnham on Sea Guy Fawkes Carnival -----------------------------------

10th November

Shepton Mallet Guy Fawkes Carnival -----------------------------------

12th November

Wells Guy Fawkes Carnival -----------------------------------

13th November

Glastonbury Guy Fawkes Carnival 15th November Weston Super Mare Guy Fawkes Carnival -----------------------------------

25th November

Bath Christmas Market 25 NOVEMBER - 12 DECEMBER BATH CITY CENTRE Set in the stunning surroundings of Bath’s historic centre, right next to Bath Abbey and the World renowned Roman Baths, Bath Christmas Market really is the Christmas Shopping event that should not be missed.

30th October

Halloween Ghost Tours, Haynes Motor museum Sparkford, Nr Yeovil 01963 440804 Listen to spooky and sinister stories about the museum, its buildings and exhibits, whilst touring the museum. -----------------------------------

31st October

Family Adventure Park Pick a Perfect Place. Pick Puxton Park.

5th November


6th November

Featuring a huge fireworks display and live music

Fashion Museum Bath: 14.00-15.30 FashionFeast. Enjoy creating a fashion feast on fruity shapes and creamy cakes. 5-11 ----------------------------------Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival ----------------------------------North Petherton Guy Fawkes Carnival -----------------------------------

Friday 5 November 2010 Entrance Fee £5.00 per person on the night Early Bird Offer £4.00 per person

(purchased before the night)

HALLOWEEN DIscO 29th & 30th October 2010

£2.50 members, £4.50 per non member

01934 523500

Puxton Park. Cowslip Lane, Hewish, WsM, Somerset BS24 6AH

! ? P U S ’ T A WH The hottest movies, dvds, books and more...

Alpha & Omega Release date: 17 Sept 2010

A Town Called Panic Release date: 8 Oct 2010 Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian’s plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to the center of the earth, trek across frozen tundra and discover a parallel underwater universe where pointy-headed (and dishonest!) creatures live. With panic a permanent feature of life in this papier mâché town, will Horse and his girlfriend ever be alone?

Despicable Me Release date: 15 Oct 2010 In a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences with fowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbours, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon! Gru delights in all things wicked. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: 3 little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.


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What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit, snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha: duty, discipline and sleek Lara Croft eyepopping moves fuel her fire. Back home rival wolf packs are on the march and confict is brewing. Only Kate and Humphrey can restore the peace. But first, they have to survive each other.

Legends of the guardians of the owls; the owls of gohowl Release date: 15 Oct 2010 Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie’s, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga’Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie’s. The film is based on the first three books in the series.



Phoenix Trading need more Traders in this area to cope with demand.

NO pressure – NO targets NO sales experience required Work from home – hours to suit Please telephone Paula on 01761 452883 for an information pack Phoenix Trading are the world’s number one direct-selling greeting card company

The Great Rabbit Rescue Flossie Crums 2: the Enchanted Cookie Tree A Flossie Crums Baking Adventure Helen Nathan

Flossie Crums is back with more fantastically tasty new recipes for children to make! A special marketing promotion will see Flossie Crums appearing on over 3 million packets of McDougalls four beginning in 2010. A fun-filled picture story book with fantastic cookie recipies. Great baking activities for parents and children to do together with clear instructions and beautiful photographs of the finished cookies. A story brimming with imagination and wonderful characters. Having saved the day with her delicious cupcakes in The Fairies Cupcake Ball, Flossie Crums and her brother Billie have now been asked to bake cookies to celebrate the arrival of a new fairy - the baby of the king and queen of Romolia! ...but can they do it in time? And what are the pesky imps up to?

Katie Davies Joe has gone to live with his dad, leaving behind his beloved pet rabbit. Anna and Suzanne try to look after it for him, but when the rabbit becomes ill, they’re convinced it’s because it’s missing Joe. Now Joe is sick too. The girls are certain that Joe and the rabbit will die unless they are reunited soon...But can Anna and Tom and Suzanne pull off The Great Rabbit Rescue in time?

The Ice Bear Jackie Morris Back in a time when people and animals lived together in harmony, a bearchild is stolen away from his mother. A hunter and his wife find the child and, wrapping him in sealskin, they sing him songs of the ice, the wind and the great white bears. One day the child wanders off and a bear comes to take him back to his mother. But by now the hunter is on the trail, determined to kill the creature that has taken his child! Set in the pristine polar regions of the Arctic, Jackie Morris’s beautiful story reminds us we are caretakers of these wild creatures and our actions directly affect their future.

Boom! Mark Haddon

From the moment that Jim and his best friend Charlie bug the staffroom and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know there’s an adventure on its way. But what does ‘spudvetch’ mean, and why do Mr Kidd’s eyes ficker with fuorescent blue light when Charlie says it to him?

The Search for WondLa

Go on a colourful

journeyof discovery this autumn… See Slimbridge ablaze with autumn colour as we welcome back our winter wildlife including the infamous Bewick’s swans

Tony Diterlizzi

Eva Nine was raised by the robot Muthr. But when a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary she called home, twelve-year-old Eva is forced to fee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her. She knows other humans exist because of a very special item she treasures ~ a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot along with the strange word WondLa . Tony DiTerlizzi honours traditional children’s literature in this totally original space age adventure.

Half term activities Sat 23 – Sun 31 October

• Make a flying Bewick’s swan and other daily arts & crafts • Follow the ‘Who goes where and when’ migration trail • Wildlife pumpkin Carving – Friday 29 to Sunday 31 October


Wetland Centre

Slimbridge, Glos GL2 7BT T 01453 891900

WWT reg charity in England & Wales, no. 1030884 and Scotland, no. SC039410

LUNCH BOX IDEA’S TURKEY AND APRICOT SANDWICHES Ingredients: 1/3 cup apricot jam 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional) 1/2 cup cream cheese 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots 16 slices whole wheat bread Thinly sliced turkey Instructions: Put thedried apricots, cream cheese, mustard and apricot jam into a small bowl and combine well. Spoon a generous amount of this filling onto the bread, and top with the turkey. Sweet and delicious!



Ingredients: 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed (hot or cold) 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yoghurt 1/2 cup your favourite salsa 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (grated) 1 cup shredded lettuce 4 large four tortillas

Ingredients: 2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved 1 cup finely chopped celery 1/2 cup slivered almonds (optional) 1/2 cup shredded (grated) mozzarella cheese Your favorite salad dressing (ranch dressing works particularly well) 6 pitta pockets 1 cup shredded lettuce

Instructions: Combine the salsa, mayonnaise, and the sour cream. Combine with the cheddar cheese and chicken and mix well. Spoon the mixture onto the tortillas and sprinkle with lettuce. Roll up or fold over the sides, and serve.

FRUIT ON A STICK You will need: Various different fruits, such as apples, bananas, kiwis, mangos, grapes Marshmallows (optional - your kids may not need the encouragement!) Skewer

Y O G A Universal Yoga in Camerton is the only affiliated centre to the worldwide Sivananda Yoga Centres. All staff are trained to a high standard, are CRB checked and fully insured. Our premises are situated in the beautiful Cam Valley and offer classes every day of the week for pregnancy, babies and pre-schoolers as well as general classes. Please come and chill out, become part of our community, and enjoy the peace. Join us on facebook or check our website or call us now on 01761 470 658

Welcome Home!

Instructions: Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl and toss together lightly to distribute the dressing. Cut the pitta pockets open and fill with some lettuce, then spoon the chicken mixture in too.

Instructions: Cut the fruit into easy-to-eat chunks and thread them onto skewers for a delicious treat. Include marshmallows if you wish.

Do you like to play imaginary games, get stronger, fitter and more bendy all at the same time? Well Yoga is the thing for you! Its not really a sport, because anyone can do it, and everyone is best at it! Yoga can help you become stronger, more concentrated at school, as well as helping to calm your mind, to help you with your day. Did you know Yoga was invented in India seven thousand years ago! It was a type of exercise to teach young boy soldiers & monks. It was totally secret and was only revealed to the world fifty years ago. It is very very special...people have only just started teaching children, as Yoga used to be for adults only. Universal Yoga near Radstock, has been teaching yoga to kids in schools for many years in the area now and has more ideas and more fun teachers than ever before. They are very good at it! What’s more, BANES council has offered money for it - so your school & parents don’t even have to pay for it! Why not let your school know you would like Universal Yoga to come to your school and teach you some tricks, as well as having a real laugh as an after school or lunchtime club. We can teach from Year 1 to Year 6! If your guardian cuts out the ad next to this article, they can come and have a free class as well.

Honey is a Sweet Treat for Tired Skin Winter is rough on skin. There’s the normal double whammy of freezing temperatures and drying winter winds that take a heavy toll on skin’s natural moisture content. This year, typically exhausted bank accounts will be under even closer scrutiny, placing a rejuvenating trip to the spa out of reach for many. Yet there are a few simple and affordable things you can do for your skin at home that mimic those costly spa treatments. The basis of these treatments is 100 percent pure and natural honey. Honey is so effective in beauty treatments because it’s a humectant, which means it helps to attract and retain moisture. As the National Honey Board notes, honey is used as an all-natural moisturizing ingredient in many skin and haircare products. Honey also acts as an anti-irritant, making it suitable for sensitive skin. Here are some economical ways to make honey an essential part of your home beauty regimen.

Hair Shine Ingredients: 1 teaspoon honey 4 cups warm water Squeeze of lemon (for blondes) Directions: Stir honey into warm water. Blondes may wish to add a squeeze of lemon. After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal. Honey and Oat Exfoliant Ingredients: 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup oatmeal Directions: Mix and smooth over face. Massage and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Cucumber Honey Eye Nourisher (Makes 4 treatments) Ingredients: 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel 2 teaspoons cucumber, peeled with seeds removed 1/2 teaspoon chamomile tea 1/2 teaspoon honey Directions: Steep chamomile tea in boiling water. Set aside to cool. In food processor or blender, combine cucumber, aloe vera and honey. Blend on low setting. Add chamomile tea. Blend until smooth. Apply gently under eyes using ring finger. Store in glass dish covered with plastic wrap in refrigerator for up to one week. Best applied chilled.

Moisture Mask Ingredients: 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons milk Directions: Mix honey with milk. Smooth over face and throat. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Recipes courtesy of the The National Honey Board. Visit for more tips on how honey can sweeten your daily routine.

The White Post Inn

Stratton on the Fosse • Somerset BA3 4QA Home cooked Food & Real Ales

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Friday & Saturday 10am untill 12noon

Telephone: 01761 413394

S T E P R E N R CO Hi my name is Terence the Tarantula My pet human asked me to tell you all about me and how I live. I am a Mexican red knee tarantula and I live in a tank in my human’s house which has some peat on the bottom and also some wood and bark that I can use as a retreat. I come from South America where it is warm and moist so it is very important that my human keeps my tank at 70 – 80 degrees.

Comprehensive range of exotic animals, products and equipment Snakes • Lizards • Tortoise Spiders • Amphibians

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For my dinner, every 2 to 3 days, I like to eat crickets and other large insects that are still alive and sometimes on special occasions I might get a pinkymouse! My human keeps water in my tank for me to drink too. For me to grow I have to molt, this is when I roll onto my back and shed the old exoskeleton (skin) and producing a new one. This can sometimes take up to a week. I can live up to 20 years so I really am a part of my humans family. My human says he likes having me as a pet as I am very easy to look after. I don’t like being touched or moved so I am quite happy to stay in my home as long as the humidity and temperature is right for me.

Bath Cats and Dogs Home Bath Cats and Dogs Home are is of the largest animal re-homing centres in the UK caring for over 350 animals at any one time. They pride themselves on their strict non-destruction policy and aim to find every single animal a loving home, no matter how long this may take. If you can offer one of these wonderful animals a new home please contact Bath Cats & Dogs Home on 01225 787321, email them on or visit the website at Thank you to all of the sponsors on this page, without your support we would be unable to find new homes for these lovely animals.

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This lovable duo are inseparable and are seeking a new home they can call their own together.

Amber Ref: BD18975

Sponsored by: Ian Macdonald Insurance Services Ltd Midsomer Norton T: 01761 416937 F: 01761 416266 Marley is an energetic young staffie who is looking for an active home without young children and with someone to give him lots of training and stimulation.

Fletcher was found as a stray in a cardboard box. Although a little shy, he is a sweetnatured, lovable boy.

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Pearl is an English Lop cross who would like to live as a house rabbit. Pearl is a little on the shy side, friendly but independent.

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Wallace and Gromit are a pair of rascal male gerbils. They would like a secure cage or big fish tank with lots of hay to bury through and hide in. Sponsored by: Ian Hobbs Technical Services Ltd T: 01761 414356

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Is a four month old, very cute, playful rascal who will keep you entertained for hours!

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A three month old cuddly & friendly bunny. Benji loves his greens and is seeking a loving new home.

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Is a lovely, young, active rat seeking a home to call his own

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A cheeky, fun-loving rascal who loves playing!

Sponsored by: Crossways Tavern Child and dog friendly garden 33 Redfield Road Midsomer Norton T: 01761 412245

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Affectionate and cuddly, Fiona is a lovely two year old looking for a new home.

Sponsored by: Mendip Equestrian Saddlery, animal feed and country clothing T: 01761 232364

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Basil is loving & affectionate. He arrived underweight and had been housed in a shed for 3 years. He knows basic commands and will sit and give a paw.

Handsome Hector has come to us from a stray pound. He is a lovely middle-aged dog desperate to be loved. Sponsored by: Elite Balloons Creative balloon decoration for all occasions T: 07713 387169 E:

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Amber is a beautiful collie cross girl and only twelve months old and has come to us from a stray pound so we don’t know much about her yet.

Devon is a lovely rabbit. He loves going out in his run. He would like a home with a large hutch (or converted wendy houses or sheds work well). Sponsored by: G Mitchard & Sons Family Butchers T: 01761 412109

Trinity Ref: BS18180

Trinity originally came to us as a stray, and is friendly, cheeky and active. She will need a spacious ferret cage she loves to come out for a play. Sponsored by: Railway Hotel Welton Rd, Radstock, Somerset BA3 3RR T: 01761 435100


Welcome to our Gaming Zone, here we will give you some reviews of the top selling games. If you would like to review your best game, please send us your thoughts on your games and we will print them in the next edition.

PS3: New Games

Xbox 360: New Games

Disney Sing It: Family Hits Release date: 08.10.10

WRC: World Rally Championship Release date: 08.10.10

Disney Sing It: Family Hits features beloved songs and videos for the whole family from popular all-time classic Disney films including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book as well as contemporary favorites from films like The Princess and the Frog, The Lion King, Aladdin and more. Disney fans can sing solo or with their families in collaborative and competitive modes where players compete headto-head to their favorite Disney songs while viewing full screen videos directly from the movies!

World Rally Championship is back again after a long while! WRC: World Rally Championship is the unique off-road racing experience and the only title which brings the official cars, the real thrill of racing against the clock and the excitement of drifts and handbrake turns.

PSP: New Games

PS2: New Games Scooby Doo! And The Spooky Swamp Release date: 15.10.10 In Scooby-Doo! And The Spooky Swamp, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred are on an all-new adventure to uncover the mystery behind a strange swamp girl and her peculiar cauldron of brew. Players and their friends can travel beyond the swamp and into other haunted locales such as a snow covered Alpine village and a south-western ghost town to uncover more clues and solve the mystery of the strange brew.

Nintendo DS & DSi:New Games FIFA 11 Release date: 08.10.10 FIFA 11 reinvents player authenticity - on and off the ball - for every player and at every position on the pitch with Personality+, an all-new feature that sees individual abilities refected in game, enabling clear differentiation for every player.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Release date: 08.10.10 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is the definitive third-person action/adventure based on the Disney film. Experience the adventure beyond the movie as you engage in game play that refects the cunning world of Pirates with an abundance of disloyalty, humor and revenge. Feel the thrill of being Captain Jack Sparrow while clashing in ship-to-ship battles, sword fighting, gunplay, and hunt for hidden treasure in stunning environments in your quest for the legendary Dead Man’s Chest.

Nintendo Wii: New Games Wii Party Release date: 08.10.10 The party invites have been sent and everything’s set. Although get ready to invite one more to your Wii Party, as every copy of this game will come with a white Wii Remote! With this extra Wii Remote, you’ll be able to enjoy the many multiplayer games with your friends and family when Wii Party launches across Europe.

This autumn Sidcot Arts Centre, Sidcot School has several creative events inspired by our Quaker roots. From work by an International Quaker artist to a Big Draw Day, there is something to draw everyone to create in our Quaker season. In October following on from Ron’s Exhibition, Sidcot Arts Centre presents the annual photographic display of 12 panels

from the Quaker Tapestry, a modern equivalent to the Bayeux Tapestry. The Quaker Tapestry was made from 1981 to 1996 by over 4,000 men, women and children from fifteen countries to chart the 350 year old history of Quakerism. The photographs are on loan from the Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre in Kendal, Cumbria. The exhibition is open from Monday 4th – Saturday 9th October 2010 and is open Tuesday, Thursday from 3 – 5pm and Saturday 1- 4pm. In conjunction with the Quaker Tapestry display, visitors are encouraged to get their pencils at the ready, as Sidcot Arts Centre takes part, once again, in the National Arts Campaign the Big Draw on Saturday 9th October 2010, 1 - 4pm.

October visitors can come along and be inspired by the Quaker Tapestry to create pictures, doodles or drawings of every shape and size which will be used to cover the large walls of the Arts Centre. Drop in any time to the Arts Centre between 1 - 4pm and simply follow the Big Draw signs. Sidcot is pleased to be supporting the Big Draw 2010. All these events are free so why not come along and join in! For more information about these events please contact Alexis Butt, Arts and Letting Manager on 01934 845228 or email or check out our website

In celebration of the National Big Draw Campaign which is held annually between 1st – 31st

The Keepsake Co, based in Shepton Mallet, has gone from strength to strength over the last year. Since moving into their larger shop they have built up a busy ceramic cafe allowing children and adults to come and paint a mug, plate or even capture a handprint on a money box! A very popular idea is to come and make your own gifts for loved ones birthdays or to celebrate a special occasion such as a Christening. You can also make teddy bears and get messy with clay all with the comfort of knowing someone else will be cleaning up the mess when you leave! You can come on your own or even host a craft party to celebrate a birthday (and no it is not just for the little ones – they also host ladies and corporate evenings – just bring food and wine!). The Keepsake Co. is still offering all their other keepsake services from 3D Castings, impressions and their ever popular personalised jewellery featuring fingerprints, artwork and handprints. It is advisable to book an appointment before travelling on 01749 344699 or you can have a kit sent through the post if you would like some jewellery made, meaning you never have to leave the house. If you are creative, love children and would like some extra cash then please get in touch as they are currently looking for party hosts, workshop trainers and people who make their own products to supply their gift shop. The Keepsake Co is based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, and is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and all other times by appointment.

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Some Way s To Encourage Your Kids To Eat Them! Kids and vegetables don’t seem to go together very easily! One common struggle most mothers will face at some time or other is getting their kids to eat their veg, as most kids will turn up their nose at the sight of anything green. So how do you get around the veg issue? Here are some fun and easy ways to get your kids to eat their veg.

Fun Presentation

Kids love fun and colorful food. Cut up some carrot sticks, cucumber rounds, sliced cherry tomatoes and sliced bell peppers and arrange them all in a plate. You can make a face using the cucumber rounds for the eyes, carrot sticks for eyebrows, cherry tomatoes for nose and mouth and arrange the pepper strips to form the face. Serve with hummus and cut pitta bread on the side.

Make it Routine

Try to serve at least one veg with each meal your child has. You can alternate between salads and cooked or cut veg but always serve at least one with each meal. Your child may not eat them at first but if they see that veg are a standard part of meal times they may just start trying them.

Set a Good Example

This one goes without saying. Just like making veg a routine part of meals it will also help kids to see mum and dad eating their greens. Show your kids how nice vegetables can be by filling your plate up.

actually like the food once they taste it. Try it - you may be pleasantly surprised at how many different foods you kids will actually eat. But make sure you take no notice of their reaction, either way...even if they DO like it, they will pretend not to if they know you are watching!

Grow Your Own

There is nothing like growing your own vegetables to make your kids interested in eating them! You don’t need much space, either - just a pot or two on the windowsill will do, if that is all you have got. Radishes and ‘cut and come again’ lettuce are very fast and satisfying, as well as good to eat. Runner beans are great for kids if you have more space and , if you have a warm windowsill (or a greenhouse) you could try some baby tomatoes.

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Get Creative

Okay this is a little sneaky but definitely works. Most kids love spaghetti so place some cooked veggies such as broccoli, caulifower, peppers into a food processor and whiz until liquid. Add the mixture to your spaghetti sauce for a nutritious meal. But make sure you don’t go overboard and add too many vegetables as this will change the taste of the sauce. The trick is to start out slow and gradually increase the amount of veg as your kid’s taste palette changes.

Vegetable Muffins

Add a little grated carrot or courgette to your standard muffin recipe. Banana carrot muffins are delicious and so are courgette chocolate chip muffins. You can also bake pumpkin muffins or cake. This is a great way to give your kids a yummy treat and still ensure they’re getting a good serving of veg.

The One Bite Rule

We have a rule in our house. Even if the kids don’t like the look of the veg, they must at least try one bite. If they actually don’t like it then they don’t have to eat it. This avoids a lot of meal time tantrums and often the kids will

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Directions: Why are your kids rubbing their stomachs and tapping their heads? Because they’re speaking in a secret code (they’re actually concurring that it’s time for an icecream break). You can get in on the action, too, by helping your children devise a code language that can involve words, hand signs, and various types of body language. Start off simple, with a substitute for “yes” and “no.” Perhaps patting the head means “yes” and pointing to the nose means “no.” Ask a series of yes/no questions, such as, “Is your name Madeline?” “Do you like chocolate?” “Do we live on earth?” Rattle off the questions as quickly as you can, seeing if your kids can keep the hand signals straight. Next, up the challenge by substituting body language for common words. For instance, pointing to an elbow might mean “table,” and waving twice might mean “book.” So you might say, “Please pass the green [wave twice] on the [point to elbow].” See how many substitutions you and your kids can devise. When you’re done, you may be able to have a complete conversation without opening your mouths!

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How to create the perfect

1. With a marker pen, draw a line around the pumpkin, about two inches from the top.

2. Put the pumpkin on its side and carefully cut along the line with a sharp knife. Do remember to be careful.

3. Now with your hand, pull out the seeds, and all the fibrous innards. You can also use a teaspoon to aid with this.

4. Now cut out all the fesh from the inside and leave it aside for the scrumptious pumpkin soup you’re about to make (see our recipe on page 12).

5. Using one of the templates on this page, tape the template to your pumpkin and make holes in your pumpkin with a pointed object following the lines of the image until you have created a dot to dot look on your pumpkin.

6. Carefully cut out the features. Do this slowly. After cutting out the features, place a lighted tea-light inside the hollowedout head.


HEY! Magazine Wells Edition October 2010  

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