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Issue 15

March 2013

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March 2013

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We hope you have all had a fantastic start to this year and are all now looking forward to Spring in the next couple of weeks bringing with it those lighter evenings. This month we have introduced a couple of new pages with new writers and a focus on wedding planning. If there is a subject you would like to see covered please contact us with your ideas. We still have all our regular features which include quality editorials, events diary, clubs and useful contacts directories and most importantly our featured local businesses, please do contact them if there is a product or service you need. Many thanks to Kerry Anne Duffy for another stunning front cover image this month.

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THIS ISSUE FEATURES

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VILLAGES

Wingham

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LEISURE

Honeymoons

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FOOD & DRINK

Hidden Delights

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COMMUNITY

Strode Park

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DAYS OUT

A Seasonal Walk

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FAMILY

Digital Kent

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EVENTS

March, April, May, June

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BEAUTY & FASHION

Pamper Yourself BUSINESS

Businesses Online LIFESTYLE

Wedding Planning HEALTH

Wellness Wisdom HOME & GARDENS

Spring Clear CLUBS & SOCIETIES

Pre-School Ballet LOCAL CONTACTS

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VI L LAGE S

Wingham 13th century buildings and a wildlife park

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ingham is situated along the ancient coastal road and has existed since the Stone Age, but only became established as a village in Roman times.

inconsiderable amount of money for those times. But when the time came to start the rebuild he could not bring himself to part with the money and therefore none of it contributed to the rebuild.

During Saxon times, Wingham Manor was in the possession of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It enjoyed prosperity and was known as one of the richest manors in Kent.

This is the reason that octagonal chestnut pillars were used rather than stone, in order to try and keep the construction costs down.

A number of the buildings in Wingham date back to the 13th Century, including the Red Lion Inn and the church of St. Mary the Virgin. It was at this time that Archbishop Peckham founded a college for six secular canons, and Canon Row remains as a reminder of the college that was one of the most notable medieval colleges in Kent. By 1540 the church had fallen into disrepair and was in such a bad state of neglect that it literally fell down. A Canterbury brewer by the name of George Foggard was granted permission to collect money to rebuild the church. In the end, he raised £224, a not

Wingham

During the first half of the 20th Century, the railways arrived in Wingham. The East Kent Light Railway was built to serve new coal mines which were being opened up in the area and uniquely Wingham became the location for no less than three separate stations – Wingham Canterbury Road, Wingham Colliery and Wingham Town. But, the Wingham Colliery never opened into production and the railways went as quickly as they came and all were closed by the 1950’s.

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Today Wingham is also known for it’s Wildlife Park. The park still has a reputation as being a bird park, however it stopped being a bird park and changed its name around 16 years ago. Over the past 4 years the park changed hands and has brought in a lot more species including Crocodiles, Tigers, Lions, Jaguars, Lemurs, Gibbons and Meerkats amongst others. It is well worth a visit and is situated just a short distance outside the village of Wingham.

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DIARY OF EVENTS FEBRUARY SATURDAY 16th

Valentine’s Dinner MARCH SUNDAY 10th

Mother’s Day

SATURDAY 23rd and SUNDAY 24th

Big Weekend Out APRIL

SATURDAY 27th

Children’s Charity Day MAY SATURDAY 4th

Laurel & Hardy Day Join us for this colourful and jolly event with the “Sons of the Dessert” as we re-enact the day in 1947 when Laurel & Hardy visited the Railway to re-open the line after WW2. Plus a display of Laurel & Hardy themed memorabilia and a Book Sale.

JUNE SATURDAY 8th

SATURDAY 11th

Canadian Pacific Day and RH&DR AGM

Canadian Pacific Winston Churchill returns to the Railway fleet fresh from a superb overhaul. A must see for all ages! SATURDAY 18th and SUNDAY 19th

Steam and Diesel Gala

This hugely-popular Special Event is a must for all Narrow Gauge Steam and Diesel Train fans. With all available locos in action and an enhanced timetable, be sure to purchase your ticket well in advance from our on-line shop.

JUNE SATURDAY 8th and SUNDAY 9th

Toys and Trains

A new event for the RH&DR bringing together visiting miniature railways, traction engines and model railways with our own magnificentmachines and some associated trade stalls.

Late Springtime Evening Diner Train

Enjoy an early evening journey across the picturesque Romney Marsh from Hythe to Dungeness aboard a special Charter Train hauling Heritage Carriages. Includes a delicious 3 course meal. SUNDAY 16th

Father’s Day

Why not treat Dad to a Great Day Out? Once again this year we will be offering all Dads the unique opportunity of driving one of our world-famous steam locomotives (on a first come, first served basis). Or how about purchasing a ride on the Footplate for him? (Must be pre-booked). We will be serving a full Sunday Roast & locally brewed Ales. SATURDAY 29th

Late afternoon/evening tour

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L E ISU RE

Engagements & Honeymoons How do you decide on a memorable location

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ngagements and honeymoon planning are often big news at this time of year following the festive season and the excitement of a New Year. Have you got reason to celebrate or know someone who has? If so, Congratulations and welcome to the fantastic world of honeymoon planning! A honeymoon may conjure up the thought of a week relaxing on a beach under the bright, warm sun and enjoying the company of your new spouse. And this traditional image is still very popular – a well deserved rest after the big day. The Caribbean and Indian Ocean offer warm, white sands, hot blue skies and cool, refreshing cocktails. But nowadays there is more demand for honeymoons with a difference, visiting new destinations together or a

multicentre trip which includes touring as well as relaxing, Vietnam and Cambodia, Middle East and Far East, Central & South America. And more flexibility is required, with some newlyweds opting to honeymoon with their children, making it a celebration and holiday for all the family to enjoy. Whichever suits you, I have a wealth of suggestions and information to share with the happy couple to create a perfect honeymoon. From a short break in the UK countryside to an all-inclusive island paradise, going on safari or trekking round historic sights, visiting Lapland for a magical winter experience or enjoying the rides and shows of Disneyland, there is so much choice but relax, your Travel Counsellor can guide you through the maze of honeymoon options.

Perhaps you’d like to go a step further and get married abroad? With first hand experience of tying the knot overseas, couples will know they are in safe hands discussing their big day and deciding on their memorable location. If you already share a home, then new pots, pans and towels aren’t always needed. Instead why not choose a Travel Counsellors Honeymoon Account? This popular scheme allows guests to contribute towards your magical honeymoon. To find out more about the Bridal Registry (including the beautiful stationery and online guest message system), honeymoons and weddings abroad, please contact: Annabel Wilshaw at Travel Counsellors.

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FOOD AND DRINK

Hidden Delights Fantastic food and drink outlets tucked away in the city’s walls

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ow have you ever wandered off of one of the main drags and headed down one of our many lanes in Canterbury city center only to turn back because you thought there was nothing down there? I bet you have, we have all done it. But you don’t know what you are missing, there are some fantastic independent, food and drink outlets tucked away in this great city’s twisty lanes!

Now lets start looking a bit closer shall we? Slip down Jewry Lane and we have an amazing array of organic and fair-trade goods at Canterbury Wholefoods, if they haven’t got what you are after nowhere has! And whilst you are there pop upstairs into the Veg Box Café who serve up a mean veggie lunch.

Head down Stour Street and we have Browns Coffee House in Water Lane, incredible artisan coffee and seriously good looking cakes and pastries to enjoy whilst curling up on one

of their slouchy chesterfields with the paper!

emshealthykitch and nibbles to share over a cocktail or two. Go on, go and have a peek! Carry on past there and we have Willows Secret Kitchen for more great artisan coffee and all freshly made soups, sandwiches and specials, a great place to escape the hoards in the high street! Then head along Palace Street into Northgate you will come across gorgeous handmade chocolates from Madame Oiseau in a tiny shop that would not look out of place on the streets of Paris, a real treat for someone special, or treat yourself? And just down a bit further we even have bread making workshops at 100% Bread, for anyone who fancies learning the great art of bread making. There’s nothing like your own freshly baked bread eh? Now you may be forgiven for not looking behind the eyesore that is the Odeon cinema but nestled behind it is The Forge Bistro & Café, a stylish little place serving up small plates

No guide to hidden gems would be complete without mentioning The Goods Shed, this emporium of all things local and delicious located by Canterbury West train station. Make a day of it by having a slap up breakfast or a fabulous lunch, then stay and peruse the various stalls, mini shops and counters to stock up on some great produce. I have it from a very good authority that you won’t taste a better brownie!!! So next time you go to walk through the doors of a charmless chain to grab some mediocre food or a badly made coffee, stop and remember these guys are just around the corner………

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C OM M U NIT Y

Strode Park Foundation Kents premier charity for people with disabilities

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et within 14 acres of beautiful grounds in the picturesque village of Herne, Strode Park Foundation is a local charity providing inspirational care and leisure services to meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities. It promotes independence, well being and choice helping people to achieve their own aspirations and live life the way they choose. Strode Park’s experience of caring extends back to 1946 when the charity was established in Sevenoaks by Basil Jones (founder and first Chairman).

offers today, becoming one of the largest resource centres for people with disabilities in Kent. The charity supports people with varying levels of disability, from those requiring a small amount of home care and support to people with more complex disabilities requiring neuro-rehabilitation or 24 hour nursing care. Following it’s successful merger with Canterbury charity Kent Kids Miles Smiles in 2011, Strode Park now offers residential, respite and day care to children with disabilities from the age of 5 years upwards.

There are also a wide range of The purpose of starting the opportunities for young adults charity was to continue the care with disabilities, Strode Park’s of a close community of young Lifestyle Academy for adults with physical disabilities independence specialises in who had been brought together helping people to achieve during the war years. Basil greater independence through Jones and a few friends decided lifeskills training programmes to take up the challenge Do you need help at home? of providing them with a Why not turn to us at Com Care permanent home, as well as offering meaningful occupation, opportunity and independence. The spirit and determination of those early days has been strongly maintained in advancing the wide range of services the Foundation

which can lead to work experience and supported living. Summer brings a full and vibrant leisure scene to Strode Park with holiday makers arriving for self catering holidays in purpose built holiday bungalows which have been designed for people with disabilities. There are also numerous visitors to ‘Theatre in the Park’ a charming open air theatre which is situated in the grounds and open to the public throughout the summer months. This venue hosts a wide variety of musical entertainment to suit all tastes and all profits raised are donated towards the work of the charity. As you can see Strode Park offers so much to so many. By supporting this local charity you can make a real difference to the lives of many children and adults with disabilities. If you would like to get involved please visit the website

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DA YS O UT

A Seasonal Walk 22 miles of the Elham Valley Way

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he Elham Valley Way weaves through the heart of the Kent Downs.

Starting from the city of Canterbury and finishing 22 miles to the south in the picturesque coastal town of Hythe, following the course of the Elham Valley Railway. In 1881, the Elham Valley Light Railway Company were granted permission to build a line from Folkestone to Canterbury, serving the villages of Lyminge, Elham, Barham, Bishopsbourne, and Bridge. In 1887 the Shornecliffe to Barham section was opened and was soon followed by the completion of the railway to Canterbury in 1889. The prominence of the Elham Valley line came when it was used as a diversionary route in 1915 after a landslip at Folkestone Warren blocked the mainline to and from Dover. Used in both World Wars for storage and a huge railway mounted gun that could fire shells over 12 miles, which was kept hidden in Bourne Park Tunnel. After being returned to public service in 1946, the railway could not compete commercially with the road transport and was closed in 1947.

Three stations still exist today, Lyminge public library and two private residences Bishopsbourne and Bridge. A railway museum at Peene contains many artefacts of the railway’s past as well as a working model of the Elham Valley Railway. Starting by the Cathedral in Canterbury, the city streets soon give way to quieter suburban roads and then open countryside tracks that lead to the small villages of Patrixbourne and Bridge. A short distance along the route from Bridge is the grand 2000 acre estate of Bourne Park, a famous guest being Mozart in 1765. Just past Bourne Park is the village of Bishopsbourne. This village was home of Richard Hooker, who in the 16th century played a significant role in the development of the Anglican Church. Bishopsbourne Paddock was a cricket ground for Bourne Park and staged many first class matches from 1766 to 1790. Past the outskirts of Barham, the ancient woodland, Covert Wood provides an inspiring view across the valley before descending in to the tree lined country lane. Leaving the wood and heading downhill, the

Elham Valley Way crosses over the busy country road and rises sharply again up the valley side. There are many opportunities for distant and panoramic views from the regular vantage points to Elham. Proudly holding the title of Kent Village of 2011, this idyllic village dates back as a settlement to the Neolithic age, with finds dating back over ten thousand years. Heading south through Lyminge and the Etchinghill Golf Course, the Elham Valley Way heads up Tolsford Hill which is one of the highest points in Kent, giving stunning views from Ashford to Rye across the Romney Marsh and out to the world’s busiest shipping lane, the English Channel. Back downhill, the descent is consistent to Peene along the actual route the trains would have taken. Across the M20 motorway, the Elham Valley Way leads to Dibgate Camp, an Army training facility, before crossing Sene Valley Golf Course. The final descent in to Hythe offers a final vista over the Romney Marsh before reaching Hythe.

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F AM ILY

Digital Kent Canterbury is the biggest spending gadget city in the UK

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There is currently a review of Kent’s library services so make sure you and your family have a say on its future: www.kent. gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/ libraries/future_library_ services.aspx.

There’s an online reference library for searching encyclopaedias, dictionaries, newspapers, magazines and other reference works. This is great news for helping your kids with project work and homework too. You can also download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the eLending Library so all the family should find something enjoyable to read. To find out more visit... www.kent.gov.uk/libs. Our local libraries are wonderful spaces for people of all ages.

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And Canterbury is the biggest spending gadget city in the UK (Gadget Show Live, 2012). Given this data, the chances are that someone in your family was given a book or gadget of some kind for Christmas. Luckily, there’s a lot happening in Kent to ensure your family gets the most out of their reading and gaming gadgets this year.

At the end of 2012, the Apple AppStore contained over 775,000 apps. There are some real gems in there, but finding them can sometimes prove tricky. On the facing page we have featured our pick of some of the best apps for kids. The prices listed are from the Apple AppStore, but some of these apps are also available for Android devices on the Google Play store....

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The Lorax – Dr. Seuss £2.99 / Oceanhouse Media

A fun, creative app that lets kids create, combine and style fun outfits. The developer, Toca Boca, has a reputation for creating some of the best kids apps, so it’s worth checking out some of their other offerings too.

Letterpress is a great word game for kids and adults. A board of letter tiles, just make words and score points. There’s a bit of strategy involved as you can block tiles from being used by your competitor. The game is played against online competitors, but there’s no clock or time pressure – just dip into a game when you’ve a spare moment, or maybe play several games at once.

As a child, I loved the Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. The Lorax is enjoying a resurgence thanks to the recent movie release (it was on a continuous loop in our house over the summer!) This is a great interactive storybook and most of the other Dr. Seuss titles are also available too.

Where’s My Perry? £0.69 / Disney In the past, the big names in TV and Film were quick to cash in on games to go alongside its latest releases, usually resulting in poorly thought out games. But recently Disney have been amongst those to realise that producing good quality games benefits them. This game based on the character of Perry the Platypus from the Phineas and Ferb TV show is a great game that gets kids thinking as they solve a number of puzzles.

Tiny Tower Free / NimbleBit LLC Spy with Lola £1.49 / BeiZ Ltd A beautiful, colourful app where kids can help Lola the Panda as she travels the world, visiting her friends in different countries, finding hundreds of hidden objects along the way.

Tiny Tower is an enjoyable simulation game where the player earns money by opening businesses in a skyscraper whilst building their own tower. Keep your residents happy and watch your tower grow! (App prices correct at time of going to print)

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E V E NTS

March April View more event details online

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1st - 31st March

22nd March

31st March - 1st April

Port Lympne www.aspinalfoundation.org 0844 8424647

Charlton Park, Bishopsbourne www.charlton-park.org 01227 831355

The Historic Dockyard www.thedockyard.co.uk 01634 823800

Hungry Herbivores

The Woyzeck

Steam & Transport

1st - 31st March

23rd - 24th

1st - 30th April

Howletts Wild Animal Park www.aspinalfoundation.org 0844 8424647

RHDR www.rhdr.org.uk 01797 362353

Howletts Wild Animal Park www.aspinalfoundation.org 0844 8424647

March On

Big Weekend Out

Nosey Neighbours

10th March

23rd - 24th March

1st - 30th April

Quex Park - Mama Feelgoods www.quexpark.co.uk 01843 841119

East Kent Railway www.eastkentrailway.co.uk 01304 832042

Port Lympne www.aspinalfoundation.org 0844 8424647

Mother’s Day Tea

Market Day

Big and Small

14th March

29th - 30th March

1st - 5th April

Canterbury Heritage Museum www.canterbury-museums.co.uk 01227 475202

The Marlowe Theatre www.marlowetheatre.com 01227 787787

Quex Park www.quexpark.co.uk 01843 841119

15th March

29th March - 1st April

2nd April

Canterbury Roman Museum www.canterbury-museums.co.uk 01227 785575

Dover Castle www.english-heritage.org.uk 0870 333 1181

Rare Breeds www.rarebreeds.org.uk 01233 861493

Rupert and the Rainbow

Rotten Roman Inventions

Ben and Holly’s Kingdom

Children’s Festival

Egg Trail

Young Farmers Days

16th March

29th March - 1st April

3rd April

Dover Museum www.doverdc.co.uk 01304 201066

East Kent Railway www.eastkentrailway.co.uk 01304 832042

Dover Museum www.doverdc.co.uk 01304 201066

Jointed Animals

Spring Kids

Roman Mosaics

17th March

31st March

4th - 6th April

Quex Park www.quexpark.co.uk 01843 841119

Quex Park www.quexpark.co.uk 01843 841119

The Lea’s Cliff Hall www.leascliffhall.co.uk 0844 8717627

Wedding Fayre

Egg Hunt

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EV ENT S

May June View more event details online

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10th April

5th May

25th May - 2nd June

Dover Museum www.doverdc.co.uk 01304 201066

Pilgrims Hospice www.pilgrimshospices.org 01227 782061

Canterbury Roman Museum www.canterbury-museums.co.uk 01227 785575

Jigsaw

Hospices Cycle

Meet the Romans

11th April

5th - 6th May

8th - 9th June

Canterbury Heritage Museum www.canterbury-museums.co.uk 01227 475202

East Kent Railway www.eastkentrailway.co.uk 01304 832042

RHDR www.rhdr.org.uk 01797 362353

Treasure Trail

Family Fun Day

Toys and Trains

20th - 21st April

9th May

16th June

Dover Castle www.english-heritage.org.uk 0870 333 1181

Canterbury Heritage Museum www.canterbury-museums.co.uk 01227 475202

RHDR www.rhdr.org.uk 01797 362353

St George’s Day

Ivor and the Dragons

Fathers Day

21st April

14th - 18th May

23rd June

East Kent Railway www.eastkentrailway.co.uk 01304 832042

The Marlowe Theatre www.marlowetheatre.com 01227 787787

Biketart www.biketart.com 01227 832582

Pound Day

Sleeping Beauty

Divas on Wheels

27th April

17th - 18th May

29th June

RHDR www.rhdr.org.uk 01797 362353

Quex Park www.quexpark.co.uk 01843 841119

Pilgrims Hospice www.pilgrimshospices.org 01227 782061

Children’s Charity Day

Night at the Museum

Summer Fair

1st - 31st May

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Pamper Yourself Preparations for the big day

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eddings can be so stressful and I think that can almost spoil the enjoyment of such a magical life event! I wanted to put together this little guide to all the best pampering and relaxing treats for a bride to be in the lead up to the big day. Sometimes the beauty side of the wedding look can be forgotten, we spend thousands on wedding dresses, but on average a bride only spends £100 for the hair and makeup for her wedding! Canterbury is such a vibrant and fashion forward city and so I would definitely recommend trying something a little more high fashion when it comes to your wedding hair. One of my favourite hairdressers is Natalie Shirlaw of Shirlaw Sanctuary. Natalie runs her own salon and has a wealth of experience, she regularly trains at the Session School one of London’s most renowned hair and makeup training centres and as such she is always up to date with the very latest trends. Her wedding hair looks have been featured in Rock and Roll Bride amongst others so you can be sure of a contemporary /fashion inspired look for your big day. She also uses the beauty bloggers favourite product range, Philip Kingsley. I use the Elasticizer hair treatment on a weekly basis; it has saved my bleached ends from resembling straw and is a must have for the big day! You want your bridal makeup

look to be strong but beautiful and most importantly you want it to last all day! If you are thinking about hiring a trained makeup artist for the day then I would recommend you have a trial in advance to make sure you both agree on the wedding look. You really don’t want to have someone turn up on the day with a bag full of glitter when you want a ‘naked skin’ look! If you’re doing the makeup yourself then don’t fear, the products available now are designed to make you camera ready. I would definitely recommend the MAC face and body foundation, it contains no SPF so you won’t get that ‘ghost face’ look in photos and it can be applied to the body as it is transfer resistant, as you can imagine it’s a makeup artist and models staple! For a naturally beautiful look invest in some eyelash extensions, they will make your eyes look bigger and they will last for approximately 6 weeks so they are perfect for the honeymoon too! Carolyn Neilson runs MyLashes here in Canterbury and offers a whole host of different lash looks including Swarovski crystals if you’re feeling daring! Pampering wise I would definitely recommend a facial and a manicure. It is important to choose a facial carefully as some do cause redness and breakouts. My top treatment? Try a Crystal Clear Oxygen

CarlottasBeauty facial at Antoniou hair and beauty. An oxygen facial is designed to plump out the skin to give you a natural glow, which is the perfect wedding day look plus the results of an oxygen facial are instant and continue over several hours! Manicure wise I would suggest Canterbury Cosmedic’s luxury manicure and gel application treatment. Your hands will be massaged, polished and then placed in heated mittens followed by cuticle work, and then the application of the gel nail colour. Gel nails are fantastic as they have a glossy finish, are hard wearing and last much longer than normal nail polish, another perfect wedding/honeymoon treatment! Get a dress to impress from Fashions at Farrows for brides they have created an elegant, relaxed bridal room that can be booked for a one to one consultation. Your bridal consultation is exclusively for you. You will enjoy an attentive and professional service in lovely surroundings, browsing at your leisure and taking time to try on their stunning range of wedding gowns, veils and accessories to complete your bridal look. Above all else remember to relax and enjoy every minute of the planning of your special day, there aren’t any beauty treatments in the world that can rival the glow of a happy woman in love!

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Business Online Just one third of small businesses have websites

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Today however, it’s simpler and cheaper than ever to get online. Last year, Canterbury’s idesigncompany set up a new service at idcwebsites.co.uk allowing small businesses to get online quickly with a range of pre-packaged websites. For just £99 basic web presence can be established offering the ability to showcase your products and services and allow Internet users to easily contact you. idesigncompany wanted to make it as straightforward as possible for businesses to get online. It’s just a matter of choosing the layout and style you like, and then uploading some photos of your products and adding text to describe them. All of the websites are underpinned by a powerful content management system, which simply means that it’s really easy to change your website and add new features as your company grows.

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T H I S I S S U E ’ S BUSINESS PRO FIL E

A grand gesture in the community Robert Richardson General Manager at The Grand, Folkestone

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ith an extensive understanding of the Hotel & Tourism, Heritage and Cultural sectors Canterbury based Hotelier Robert Richardson has been a career manager within the UK&I hospitality market for nearly15 years and over the past three years has headed up The Grand Folkestone, a Grade 2 listed heritage site / hotel after a successful period working for international brand Hilton Worldwide. Aside from managing the South East’s market leading cultural and wedding venue Robert has found the time to devote himself to many other initiatives such as sitting on Kent Polices’ Business Crime advisory service, the board for Folkestone Town Centre Management and becoming an accredited member of the Institute of Hospitality. Most recently he has been fortunate enough to have been personally nominated and selected for three awards for his work to reduce unemployment in Shepway in the annual award ceremony held by the Department of Work and Pensions, something that he says “means a lot (to him)”. Upon taking the position of General Manager at The Grand Robert was tasked with regenerating a business that like many others was suffering in

RBWR the economic downturn and this was a task he undertook with success. Over the past three years the venue has seen major refurbishment, a renewed market penetration not just locally but as far afield as the United States; received awards from Trip Advisor and seen its Star Rating increased. Apart from the regeneration of the business, the involvement with local cultural and business groups and the work with the unemployed Robert has been able to promote The Grands standing in the community through the deployment of charity initiatives for traumatised children and the homeless in Kent, raising several thousands of pounds at The Grand for both. Each year he hosts an afternoon’s event for the volunteers of a chosen charity which also allows for local dignitaries to attend and see for themselves the valuable work that these people do in our community. Robert Richardson Linkedin: http://www.linkedin. com/profile/view?id=73278134

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LIF E STY L E

Your Wedding Planner Think, Discuss, I Do! The three steps to creating a wedding with personality

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etting your personality stamped on your wedding is the most important thing you can do to create a wedding day that you and your guests will remember forever. However it’s not as easy as it sounds and with so many influences and ideas out there you’ll soon be struggling to decide what you want and how you ended up with the wedding plan you’ve got. So before you start planning your wedding in any detail whatsoever think about your own personal style. After all your guests are there to celebrate your wedding, not a carbon copy of someone else’s. Start by jotting down as a couple what elements you want your wedding to reflect is it Elegant, romantic, fun, relaxed, formal, traditional? Discuss together the most important elements of your relationship and how you can reflect them in your day. Do you have a favourite thing to do together, what are your hobbies and how do you spend most of your free time? Use this list and start to think about how you can incorporate your favourite things into elements of the day. Next you need to work on your budget and guest list as these will ultimately shape the type of wedding you can or will have.

Set a budget you can afford and stick to it. Nothing causes more wedding stress than spending more and more and trying to find the money nearer the wedding date.

Working out your guest list can be brutal. Probably not everyone you know is going to make the cut so you can save a bit of stress by being clear from the outset. Make a provisional guest list of everyone you must have there. Write down whoever comes to mind immediately and then tuck it away. Don’t go back and add more to the list. Start a second one and add everyone you didn’t include on your first list. You now have a guest list and a reserve list –of course with a tiny bit of tweaking! A simple way to work out how many guests you can afford to invite is by dividing your budget by £100 (a rough average cost per wedding guest). The number left is how many guests you can invite – hopefully you’ll cover everyone on your guest list and a few more from the reserve. If not you’re going to have to reduce numbers or make your budget work harder.

Now you can start to look for venues and suppliers that fit into your plan. Don’t waste time and heartache looking at venues you really can’t afford – use your wedding personality to combat this and try something different! After all that’s where you‘ll find the fun part of your wedding planning! If you’re still struggling then it’s definitely worth getting a professional wedding planner involved. They can drastically reduce your research and planning time as they’ll know the best suppliers for you and your style and can help outline a basic wedding plan, usually at the end of just one meeting. You’ll be surprised at how reasonable the cost of a wedding planner is especially when they can secure you discounts and other budget savings.

Contrary to popular belief a wedding planner won’t ever take over your wedding plans for you – they are there to give you great advice, give you different options to choose from and make the whole process a lot more enjoyable!

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HE AL T H

Wellness Wisdom Your Health Matters with local health expert Dr. Christian

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ome of you may struggle with what I am about to share with you, but this months’ truth is about empowering you to review your lifestyle choices.

Although there are some of us who have genetic conditions like Down’s syndrome or colour blindness, 95% of us have all the genes we need to live a happy and healthy life.

Do you remember the Human Genome Project? It was officially launched in 1990 and completed 13 years later at a cost of 3 billion US dollars. The plan was to map every gene for every human characteristic.

But even for those of us with a genetic tendency towards particular diseases, it’s important to remember that not even the genetic scientists would say that a person’s genetic code is an unchangeable roadmap for their future. In fact, in 2012 they revealed what we have been speaking about for years. You can turn on and off your genes by your lifestyle choices.

Along the way, scientists expected to uncover the genetic cause of many illnesses. So over the last 20 years or so, we’ve seen media reports of genes linked to anything from breast cancer, depression and high blood pressure to anorexia, anxiety and even compulsive shopping! When consulting in my health practice, patients often tell me that they have geneticallycaused illnesses, including headaches, back pain, arthritis, weight problems and even hay fever. They’ve often been told that because it’s genetic, there’s nothing they can do about it, leading them down a dead end and predetermined path of sickness. This results in a feeling of “what’s the point in trying to exercise, eat well, be more relaxed or buy less handbags if it’s all controlled by my genetics anyway?”

It’s Not About Your Genes, It’s About your Choices

Eric Lander, a leading researcher in the Human Genome Project, said: People will think that because genes play a role in something, they determine everything. We see, again and again, people saying, ‘It’s all genetic. I can’t do anything about it.’ That’s nonsense. To say something has a genetic component does not make it unchangeable.” This is exciting news! It means that rather than being victims of our genetics or blaming our state of health on our parents, we are responsible and we can make choices that help us to

create health and wellbeing. Heart attacks, diabetes and cancers are far more closely related to how you eat, move, think and breathe than to your genetics. It means that if we take care of the choices we make, we’re likely to live full, happy, healthy lives, no matter what our genes say. Our health and happiness are largely determined by our choices. Choose fresh air, not cigarette smoke. Choose the apple, not the doughnut. Choose to go for a walk, don’t watch the news. Choose to get some sleep, rather than stay up late on the computer. Choose to consult with a doctor who is interested in your health rather than one who gets rewarded by your sickness. And most importantly, Choose to be proactive with your health rather than wait to get sick. Isn’t it interesting to realise that after billions have been spent on research, we arrive back to the same conclusion: “I am ultimately responsible for my health. I can no longer blame my bad health on my family, my job or my bad luck. It has more to do with my bad choices! My future health and life are a result of the choices that I choose to make right now.” It’s Your Life, Love it.

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A perfect time to de-clutter pring is on its way, the perfect time to take a fresh look at your home, that maybe feels a little drab after the low light of winter. Draw the curtains away from windows, open them to allow fresh air in, clean the glazing and polish mirrors to reveal a fresher, brighter home. You will probably now be feeling more positive and even a little virtuous. Use this momentum to tackle the de-cluttering that you have been procrastinating over for too long. Assess what you already have in your home. Look carefully at those pieces of furniture or equipment that you seldom use. Will your life really be the poorer if you relinquish the bread machine that you bought five years ago, used twice and now lurks sadly, taking up valuable space in a cupboard? Somewhere out there, there will be a person who (honestly) really, really wants a bread machine but cannot afford to pay the full retail price. Donate yours to charity or sell it.

Now there is available space in the cupboard that you can put to better use, whilst also completely clearing the kitchen countertops – ruthlessly throwing away junk mail, broken toys, hair grips retrieved from the washing machine and loose change found in the tumble dryer. Et voilà! A brighter, clearer kitchen that you can clean in half the time and when the car keys are missing again, they will be immediately visible in such an organised space. Do the same in every room and, before you know it, your entire home will be transformed into a more comfortable, efficient place in which you can truly unwind.

Turning good intentions into good habits. If you are now feeling committed to making the most of your personal space, consider how you use your home. Could family routines be adjusted to make your life less stressful and maintain the new order in the household? A key rack with shelf, used every time you come home, can do away with the great key hunt in the

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ippy Toes is a fast growing pre-school Ballet class which has been running classes for over a year and a half in East Kent. Founded by Sophie Court, a trained dancer and fully qualified teacher with the Imperial society Teachers of Dance and International Dancing Teachers Association. Sophie has over ten years experience in teaching all ages and various styles with several performance debuts squeezed in as well. Since having her own children it has given Sophie the opportunity to teach preschoolers at a local nursery school for the past couple of years. Sophie said ‘she loves the joy it brings to the little ones and its so enjoyable for her seeing them develop so quickly. Tippy Toes pre-school Ballet classes are for children from 18 months to 4 years old.

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Asquith 01753 201122 Barham Pre-School 07941829647 Bossingham Pre-School 07900964597 Busy Bees 475556 Canterbury Day Nursery 454557 Firs Nursery 731876 New House 765413 Woodpeckers Bridge 831159

Primary Schools

Barham C of E 831312 Bridge C of E 830276 Canterbury Primary 462883 Chartham 738225 Chilham C of E 730442 Elham C of E 01303 840325 Littlebourne 721671 Petham 700260 St Peters 464392 St Thomas Catholic 462539 Selling 752202 Stelling Minnis C of E 709218 Wincheap 464134 Wingham 720277

R.S.P.C.A

Island Road

719113

Sports Centres

Kingsmead Leisure

769818

Secondary Schools

Archbishops School 765805 Barton Court Grammar 464600 Chaucer Tech 763636 Canterbury High 463971 Dover Grammar Boys 01304 206117 Dover Grammar Girls 01304 206117 SLGS Boys 463567 SLGS Girls 463711 St Anselms 826200

Transport

National Rail Stage Coach

08457 484950 812409

University

Christ Church Canterbury College CATS College Chaucer College University of Kent

Veterinary Practices Ancare Maison Dieu

Village Halls

Barham Chartham Hatch Chartham Chilham Elham Old Wives Lees Petham

767700 811111 866540 787800 764000 761023 453002

831498 07927 886229 731234 07975 754131 01303 840128 730715 700818

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