{' '} {' '}
Limited time offer
SAVE % on your upgrade.

Page 1

INSIDE

FLINTSHIRE MAGAZINE 2

WIN TICKETS TO SEE BOYZLIFE THE MOLD FOOD

FESTIVAL JESS GLYNNE

FREE

AUGUST 2019 | ISSUE 49

Flintshire’s LARGEST Free Publications Call 01352 870 760 www.insideflintshiremagazine.co.uk


We've launched our new summer menus lunch | dinner | desserts spECIALS | GLuTEN FrEE vegan menu | cocktails CHILDrEN'S MENu + more!

Food is served Tuesday to Thursday 12:00pm - 9pm friday + saturday 12:00pm - 9:30pm sunday 12:00am - 8:00pm CALL & BooK NoW on 01244 950678

Connect with us

www.millstonepenyffordd.co.uk Millstone Inn, Hawarden Road, Penyffordd, Chester, CH4 0JE

2


diwrnodau agored. israddedig

17 Awst 7 Medi

open days. undergraduate

17 August 7 September

Archebwch nawr / Book now

01978 293439 wgu.ac.uk/openday


Welcome....

6 Following our major refurbishment at the beginning of 2019, why not call in and see what we've done?

Welcome to our August issue of Inside Flintshire 2. Our distributors are communicating back to me all the positive feedback we’re getting about this publication when their out and about on their rounds and it’s so nice to hear lots of you are enjoying our monthly magazine. We would really like this magazine to be community based and would love to hear from you. If you have any suggestions or ideas on how we can improve further, please contact me by using the number or email address below.

The perfect venue for a fantastic day out, the whole family can enjoy. Here at the farm we have a magnificent variety of animals and birds. You will have the opportunity to feed, touch and interact with the animals or just relax on the decking overlooking the duck pool with its tranquil waterfall.

10

Children’s Parties

QUALITY BUTCHERS

The Hayrack Farm Shop has a wonderful array of locally sourced fresh salads, vegetables and fruit. We are proud to support local farmers and throughout the year work in partnership with local growers who supply us with their produce when it is in season to ensure maximum freshness, quality and taste.

Our butchers shop is well stocked with a wide range of home reared or locally sourced fresh cuts of meat and joints including our customer favourites - our fantastic home-made sausages (including our gluten-free 'Clean & Lean' sausages suitable for slimming clubs), kebabs and burgers.

Mrs Darlingtons Jams and Preserves Fresh Fruit Baskets, Hampers and Vegetable Boxes can be produced to order, just ask.

We often have great deals on bbq and freezer packs and during the summer months, our home-made award winning burgers and sausages come in a variety of delicious flavours which will be a real winner with you and your guests.

We also stock a nice selection of quality jams, marmalades and chutneys. Throughout the year we have a colourful, varied display of garden plants, shrubs, pots and hanging baskets on sale. Our ranges change with the seasons so why not pop along and have a look what we have on offer? We're always happy to advise.

CAFE

OPEN DAILY 9AM-5PM

The Hayrack Cafe is a welcoming place, open daily serving warming breakfasts, delicious light lunches and freshly prepared 'home-style' cooked meals.

To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

Relax at Florida’s

lidays ultimate all-inclusive Ho theme park

A

holiday to Orlando, Florida is a once in a lifetime dream for lots and lots of families - but it can be hectic and exhausting.

relaxation and you can move through the sun-soaked oasis doing as little or as much as you’d like.

Well, Discovery Cove is very different to all of the other parks and attractions and it’s the perfect place to chill out away from the hustle and bustle.

A package includes everything like meals, snacks and drinks (even select alcoholic ones!) right the way down to animal-friendly sun cream, lockers, towels and wetsuits.

When you enter Discovery Cove you’ll feel as though you’ve stumbled upon an undiscovered tropical island. Picture a lush landscape of rocky lagoons, waterfalls and pristine sandy beaches. You can snorkel amongst tropical fish in The Grand Reef or soak up the sun from a lounger at Serenity Bay. Your day at Discovery Cove is all about

And the best bit? It’s completely allinclusive, so you won’t even need to worry about what you’re spending.

So what can you get up to at Discovery Cove? Not only is it the only place in Orlando where you can swim with a dolphin, but you can also experience the unbelievable and walk the ocean floor in SeaVenture (additional fees apply).

Upgrade your Discovery Cove experience to include SeaVenture and you’ll be taken on a 45 minute underwater walking tour whilst wearing a dive helmet. During your journey you’ll experience one-on-one encounters with unique animals, fish and sting rays.

You’ll also come eye-to-eye with sharks - but don’t worry, they’ll be behind glass! If you’re looking to keep your head above water then you can laze away the day in the Wind-Away River, a lazy river which will take you past sandy beaches, through a dense rain forest, beneath the rocky terrain of cascading waterfalls, and through an underwater cave.

SeaVenture Don a dive-suit to explore The Grand Reef on this immersive underwater walking tour. Stand awestruck among schools of tropical fish and elegant rays with a vast open reef as your backdrop. Reach out and touch the gentle sea life that surrounds you. Come eye-to-eye with zebra sharks and rays (don’t worry, they’re safely behind a glass divide).

Aquatica From the tiniest toddler to the boldest adventurer, there’s plenty to delight children of all ages at Aquatica. Take a family trip to Walkabout Waters, a 15,000 sq ft play area which kids can’t wait to dive into - splash about in the shallows, or race into the colourful rain fortress which is complete with slides, rides, cannons and even a giant water bucket! Or take your teeny tot to Kata’s Kookaburra Cove - specially designed for little ones, it has a maximum water

depth of only 2 feet and plenty of gentle slides, rides and water spouts for splashy fun in the shallows.

Busch Gardens Take a walk on the wild side with Busch Gardens’ Africa-inspired adventures! Soar, plunge, chase and spin your way through the wildest rides in Florida. Stalk your prey at incredible speed as you brave the twists and turns of Cheetah Hunt at up to 60 miles per hour, or soar through the sky at dizzying heights as Falcon’s Fury takes you up a 335 ft summit - before plunging straight down. Or slither smoothly through the coils of our oneof-a-kind family spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse - theirr rides are wild enough to send any adrenaline-junkie’s heart racing!

in Florida! Swim through a serene lagoon to befriend a bottlenose dolphin before riding its fin back to shore at our Dolphin Lagoon, or enter the magical underwater world of The Grand Reef, and snorkel with thousands of tropical fish against a backdrop of colourful coral. Then visit the Freshwater Oasis to frolic near a flock of fun-loving freshwater otters. Our amazing animals will make your memories last a lifetime!

Get the whole package

For animal lovers

This is the ultimate Florida package packed full of fun adventures - record breaking thrill rides, relaxing beaches and pools, as well as wild animal experiences. For just ÂŁ193pp you can get entry to Discovery Cove plus 14 days access to SeaWorld, Aquatica & Busch Gardens as well as free parking at all parks.

Get up close and personal with some of the friendliest, most playful animals

For details contact: www.seaworldparks-bookings.co.uk

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements

To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

14  & 

0(*/'(/'0 0(12!111,.

Mold Food and Drink Festival will be returning for the 14th year, bringing with it the very best exhibitors, cookery theatres, produce, and leading names in the culinary world including celebrity chefs Sean Wilson & Eddie Shepherd. To be held on Mold's New Street car park on September 21st and 22nd our festival is the perfect recipe of exhibitors, activities, music, and cookery demonstrations – something for everyone with a dusting of a little Mold magic. We'll have outstanding produce, some new faces, and a welcome return for some firm favourites including the ever-popular children's cookery school. Exhibitors are currently being booked so if you would like to be a part of the event then do get in touch.

The South - H Graves - 30 Years Flint & Denbigh Show - T Williams - 157th Year. K Fest Festival - Friday 2nd August - L Rush - Darth Vader K Fest Festival - Sat 3rd August- B Gunther - Darth Vader K Fest Festival - Sun 4th August - K Stephens - Darth Vader

 -022,.2

& &&2  1!2$.+--+/,2*+%1-#

,)+,120+%10-2.')0-22%(+).*1,2/2&&#2

//2$02!!!#/)."//."1-0+$)#%/#'

,20(12$0122"/*2$.')0-2 2"/*2%(+).*1,2  2',.1*2-2"*11

A feast of food, music, and family fun‌

MOLD W.I. BAKE-OFF COMPETITION Could you bake a healthy carrot cake (no topping or filling)? If so, why not enter Mold W.I’s festival competition. Your healthy carrot cake can be any shape or size.

22

11.30 - 12.15 - Marina Midolo, Marina's Italian Cookery 12.30 - 1.15 - Eddie Shepherd 1.30 - 2.15 - Graham Tinsley MBE 2.30 - 3.15 - Eddie Shepherd

Our hugely popular Children’s Cookery School & Food Science Lab is back this year and it’s bigger and better than ever before with EXTRA sessions. It’s a fantastic opportunity for children to get involved with food and cooking – and all the sessions are FREE! To book visit www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk

3.30 - 4.45 - Graham Tinsley MBE

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd 11.20 - 12.20 - Sean Wilson 12.30 - 1.15 - Sofia Warlow, Greka Foods 1.30 - 2.30 - Sean Wilson 2.30 - Results of Mold Women's Institute cake competition 2.40 - 3.25 - James Elwood, Anne's Patisserie 3.35 - 4.35 - Sean Wilson

New Street Car Park, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1NY | moldfoodfestival.co.uk

To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

PRIZE

WIN two tickets to see

COMPETITIONS

Saturday September 14, 2019 Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits.

at Wolverhampton - Racecourse Saturday August 31, 2019

When she looks at the statistics that have marked her skyrocketing career so far, there is a look of mild disbelief on the face of Jess Glynne, as if this might have happened to someone else. I Cry When I Laugh is one of the defining British pop records of its era. At the time of writing it has been a chart staple for 138 weeks. It debuted at number one, spawning 12million worldwide singles sales, 39 weeks on the UK top 10, 2.5billion Spotify streams, a sold out UK arena tour, Brit, MTV: EMA, Ivor Novello, MOBO, Q and Glamour award nominations. ‘I don’t write songs because I want a hit,’ she says. ‘I never have

and I never will. I want to make a great album, that’s it.’ In the event, she is delighted with first choice, I’ll Be There, a spare, thoughtful showcase for her instantly familiar, rousing vocal styling, every bit the introductory calling card Hold My Hand was back in 2015, at the beginning of Jess’s incredible pop life. Jess Glynne promises to play all the hits and fan favourites including ‘Hold My Hand’, ‘Thursday’, ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, ‘I’ll Be There’ and ‘Take Me Home’, - plus some brand new tracks too. For an action packed day out, why not celebrate a day of racing with friends and family before dancing the night away with the delights of the fabulous Jess Glynne in concert finishing off a perfect Summer’s evening.

To win the tickets, answer the following question:

“Boyzlife play the hits from which two famous bands?�

“What is jess Glynne’s new album called?�

With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed similar success, including 6 UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the Top 5. With 5 number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million. The unmissable Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 20,000 adoring fans since the pair came together in 2016. With two completely sold out tours under their belts in partnership with Hilton Hotels, as well as their unforgettable 2017 December Christmas Tour, this is an evening that is certainly not to be missed.

Mold Food Festival September 21-22, 2019

Mold Food and Drink Festival will be returning for the 14th year, bringing with it the very best exhibitors, cookery theatres, produce, and leading names in the culinary world. To be held on Mold’s New Street car park on September 21st and 22nd 2019, the festival is the perfect recipe of exhibitors, activities, music and cookery

To win the tickets, just answer the following question:

Saturday August 31, 2019; Wolverhampton - Racecourse; Box Office No: 0844 249 1000; Tickets: from ÂŁ40.00; Gates open: 11.30am - On-stage 6.00pm; Website: www.vmstickets.co.uk

Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, including a record breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed international solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’.

Saturday September 14, 2019; Wrexham - William Aston Hall; Box Office No: 0844 249 1000 Tickets: from ÂŁ28.50; Doors: 7.00pm; Website: www.vmstickets.co.uk

WIN a chance to win a family pass Two up for grabs!!

This is a gig not to be missed‌

To enter our competitions please send your full name, address and contact details to reg@insideflintshiremagazine.co.uk (Closing date Friday August 16)

Boyzlife

at Wrexham - William Aston Hall

WIN a pair of tickets to see

Following the release of her brand new album ‘Always In Between’, featuring the hits ‘I’ll Be There’ and ‘Thursday’, Jess’ first outdoor show kicks off at Doncaster Racecourse, taking place on Saturday 18th May, where the Summer will see Jess playing the racecourse grounds including Lingfield Park Resort in Surrey, finishing off at Wolverhampton - Racecourse on Saturday 31st August.

demonstrations - something for everyone with a dusting of a little Mold magic. We’ll have outstanding produce, some new faces and a welcome return for some firm favourites including the everpopular children’s cookery school. Exhibitors are currently being booked so if you would like to be a part of the event then get in touch.

To win the family passes, answer the following question:

“How many years (including this year’s event) has the Mold Festival been running?�

To enter our competitions please send your full name, address and contact details to reg@insideflintshiremagazine.co.uk (Closing date Friday August 16) To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements

Britain’s NEX top model H

ow we travel today is likely to be very different from how we travel in 2039. I don’t mean flying cars or selfdriving robots taking us to Snowdonia for the weekend because that’s never going to happen. Not outside of strictly controlled zones anyway. I’m talking about how we fuel the vehicles of tomorrow.

The Government and (London’s Mayor) Sadiq Khan are adamant anyone using plain old petrol and diesel should be hanged, drawn and quartered. Or at least pay the ULEZ charge. They say the future is electric. Which is fine if you live on the ground floor in a city and only do a handful of miles a day. But totally and utterly useless if you do hundreds of miles a day as you’ll need

Just press a button and go. I got the equivalent of 60mpg and a full tank costs around ÂŁ60.

Motoring water. No CO². No NOx. Just H²O. And it looks like a normal car, not a washing machine with windscreen wipers. Hydrogen is also the solution for our buses, trucks and trains. Now I’ll try to keep this simple. The Nexo uses a fuel cell system which combines oxygen from the surrounding

Hyundai clearly knows its onions after 20 years of research, as underlined by Audi signing a deal to borrow its tech. But as well as being a pioneer, the Nexo is a nice car. Everything from the flush door handles to the bio interior to the heated steering wheel — Hyundai owners do love a heated steering wheel — feels very high end. The widescreen dash is like a flight deck. Steering wheel paddles adjust the regenerative braking and add to the driving pleasure. Flick the indicators to turn left or right and a camera feed showing your blind spot fills the driver’s binnacle. It can even park itself with you stood beside it. But there is a problem. There are only ten hydrogen charging stations in the UK and plans for just 65 by 2030. That’s pathetic. Even worse, the Government has invested a measly £23million in its

General knowledge quiz 1 The Mersey 2 a) Computer 3 Art Deco 4 Facebook 5 Onion 6 American Beauty 7 Cardigan (He was 7th Earl of Cardigan) 8 a) Sir Martin Rees 9 Australia and New Zealand 10 b) Canada

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21st 10.30 - 11.15 - Graham Tinsley MBE

CHILDREN'S COOKERY SCHOOL

Jess Glynne

54

COOKERY THEATRE LINE-UP

Bring your cake with your entry form to the W.I. marquee at the festival on Saturday 21st September before 4.00pm. Entrants under 14 will be judged separately. Entry form can be downloaded from www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements

Have a great August ! Reg - Editor Inside Flintshire Magazines T: 01352 870 760 E: reg@insideflintshiremagazine.co.uk

4

Quality Butchers

FARM PARK & CAFE (OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK) 9AM - 5PM (CAFE 4PM) BUTCHERS & FARM SHOP (OPEN THURS TO SUN) 9AM - 4PM (5PM ON SATURDAYS)

Last months competition winner’s.

Crossword

Farm Shop

FARM SHOP

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements

Don’t forget to support our local businesses within and please give us a mention if you do use any of their services.

Easy Sudoku

We also serve an impressive selection of tempting home bakes, cakes and biscuits plus a large selection of the famous 'Kellys Ice Cream'.

Cafe

OPENING TIMES - APRIL TO SEPTEMBER 2019

There is so much going on, starting off with a look at Hayrack Farm in Cheshire, it’s definitely worth a visit during the school holidays see pages 6-7. The amazing Mold food festival is back in September for it’s 14th year, see pages 14-15 to see what you can expect to find at this year’s event. We have amazing competition giveaway’s lined up for you this month with a chance to win tickets to see Jess Glynne, Boyzlife and a chance to grab some tickets to the Mold food festival! now what other Flintshire publications brings you all this? plus lots more going on inside so please take the time to have a look through.

Brain Workout Answers

JUST ÂŁ3 ENTRY, FREE FOR UNDER 2 YEARS

Our outdoor decking area is the perfect place to relax and watch your little ones amuse themselves on our fun filled adventure playground which will keep them occupied for hours!

Our friendly staff are always on hand to help you identify our many breeds, help with feeding and to answer your questions.

So what do we have in this months issue?

Copyright No part of this publication may be reproduced, resold or stored in a retrieval system without the express permission of “Inside Flintshire Magazine� Adverts When providing advertising copy, artwork or photographs from existing sources, it is our customers’ responsibility to ensure that all the appropriate permissions regarding copyright have been obtained from the originator :Inside Flintshire Magazine accepts no liability for copyright issues regarding adverts published in good faith. For full terms and conditions see our web site www.insideflintshiremagazine.co.uk

The Hayrack Cafe is a welcoming place, open daily serving a delicious range of freshly prepared 'home-style' snacks and cooked meals. The childrens menu is always popular.

Are hydrogen cars safe? YES. Safer than petrol, say experts. Petrol burns slowly and pools around a crash site. But hydrogen is 14 times lighter than air and dissipates upwards rapidly. Hyundai has put its storage tanks through crush, bonfire, lightning and gunfire tests. The template for a pollution-free future is already up and running just off the M1 near Sheffield. It’s a hydrogen refuelling station where a wind turbine provides power for an electrolyser, which in turn splits water into hydrogen and oxygen then stores the hydrogen ready to refuel a passing car. No big trucks transporting it for miles, or burning fossil fuels to create it.

to keep stopping for a 30-minute recharge. To juice up at home today takes eight hours. For electric vehicles to work for everyone everywhere, they need to be as quick and as convenient as filling up a Fiesta now. Which is why I believe we need a multi-fuel future. Take the hydrogenpowered Hyundai Nexo you see here. That does 414 miles to a tank, refuels as quickly as petrol and emits only

air and hydrogen from three highpressure storage tanks to create a flow of electrons that powers the electric drive motor and charges the 1.56kWh battery pack. The result is a family SUV that’s safe, quiet, clean and hovercraft smooth.

It is the ultimate clean energy and supply is unlimited. Let’s see some action.

Key facts: HYUNDAI NEXO Price: ÂŁ65,995 Power: Hydrogen fuel cell Output: 163hp, 395Nm 0-62mph: 9.5 secs Top speed: 111mph Range: 414 miles CO2: 0g/km Out: Now

Hydrogen Transport Programme compared with ÂŁ14.5billion a year in foreign aid to fund studies on jazz and Roman statues. The HS2 rail link will cost ÂŁ56billion. It would be easy to sit hydrogen refuelling tanks alongside existing petrol and diesel pumps in the short term.

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements

To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

ARTWORK DEADLINE DATE 18TH AUGUST


DAILY SHOW & INTERACTION SESSIONS WITH THE ANIMALS

Following our major refurbishment at the beginning of 2019, why not call in and see what we've done?

The perfect venue for a fantastic day out, the whole family can enjoy.

delicious range of freshly prepared 'home-style' snacks and cooked meals. The childrens menu is always popular.

Here at the farm we have a magnificent variety of animals and birds. You will have the opportunity to feed, touch and interact with the animals or just relax on the decking overlooking the duck pool with its tranquil waterfall.

We also serve an impressive selection of tempting home bakes, cakes and biscuits plus a large selection of the famous 'Kellys Ice Cream'.

Our friendly staff are always on hand to help you identify our many breeds, help with feeding and to answer your questions. The Hayrack Cafe is a welcoming place, open daily serving a

Our outdoor decking area is the perfect place to relax and watch your little ones amuse themselves on our fun filled adventure playground which will keep them occupied for hours!

JUST £3 ENTRY, FREE FOR UNDER 2 YEARS Cafe Farm Shop Quality Butchers Children’s Parties

We also have a small children's gift shop selling animal feed and pocket money toys.

OPENING TIMES - APRIL TO SEPTEMBER 2019 FARM PARK & CAFE (OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK) 9AM - 5PM (CAFE 4PM) BUTCHERS & FARM SHOP (OPEN THURS TO SUN) 9AM - 4PM (5PM ON SATURDAYS) 6

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


WE HAVE A GREAT REPTILE CENTRE

AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE HIRE

WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY

CAFE

QUALITY BUTCHERS

The Hayrack Cafe is a welcoming place, open daily serving warming breakfasts, delicious light lunches and freshly prepared 'home-style' cooked meals.

Our butchers shop is well stocked with a wide range of home reared or locally sourced fresh cuts of meat and joints including our customer favourites - our fantastic home-made sausages (including our gluten-free 'Clean & Lean' sausages suitable for slimming clubs), kebabs and burgers.

The cafe is open and spacious and in the warmer weather you can take advantage of the outside decking area overlooking the waterfall and duck pool. There you can relax and enjoy the tranquility while the children enjoy their playtime. Our food is made on the premises daily using the same produce we sell in our farm shop and butchers ensuring quality and freshness. Our menu caters for everyone with the emphasis on quality and taste and we have an excellent reputation for good food and value for money.

We often have great deals on bbq and freezer packs and during the summer months, our home-made award winning burgers and sausages come in a variety of delicious flavours which will be a real winner with you and your guests.

The menu is changed regularly to take advantage of local seasonal produce and there are always a selection of 'Specials' which you can view when you arrive.

OPEN DAILY 9AM-5PM HAYRACK CHURCH FARM, A5117, THORNTON-LE-MOORS CHESTER, CHESHIRE CH2 4HU | 01244 301473

WWW.HAYRACKCHURCHFARM.CO.UK To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

7


INSIDE FLINTSHIRE READERS GET

10% OFF Simply quote

FLINTSHIRE MAG

ZeroDry Time HP.qxp_Layout 1 12/10/2018 13:15 Page 1

Dry Carpet Cleaning! No fuss, no heating on, or windows open. We leave your carpets clean, fresh ready for immediate use

Locally based, call Steve on:

0800 170 14 20 www.zerodrytime.com @zerodrytimewrexham

8

t us s S ll ate ER Ca ur l OFF r o AL fo ECI SP

Just Imagine...

NEW

LEATHER

RESTORATION - call us for details


29

YEARS

Conservatories - Windows - Doors All Building Works Available

ALDI NEW LOCATION

ATS

ove

L AW TONS FURNITURE

Trelawn y Ave

A548

Borough Gr

Ave

CHESTER STRE ET

P ark

Duke S

treet

FIRE STATION

01352 763452

A profe ss ional se rv ic e from quot at ion to i ns tallat ion

w w w . d e ly n w in d ow s . c o . u k C h e s t e r R o a d , F l i n t , F l i n t s h i re C H 6 5 D T

(N ex t t o AT S )

9


Relax at Florida’s lo idays ultimate all-inclusive H theme park A holiday to Orlando, Florida is a once in a lifetime dream for lots and lots of families - but it can be hectic and exhausting.

relaxation and you can move through the sun-soaked oasis doing as little or as much as you’d like.

Well, Discovery Cove is very different to all of the other parks and attractions and it’s the perfect place to chill out away from the hustle and bustle.

A package includes everything like meals, snacks and drinks (even select alcoholic ones!) right the way down to animal-friendly sun cream, lockers, towels and wetsuits.

When you enter Discovery Cove you’ll feel as though you’ve stumbled upon an undiscovered tropical island. Picture a lush landscape of rocky lagoons, waterfalls and pristine sandy beaches. You can snorkel amongst tropical fish in The Grand Reef or soak up the sun from a lounger at Serenity Bay. Your day at Discovery Cove is all about

10

And the best bit? It’s completely allinclusive, so you won’t even need to worry about what you’re spending.

So what can you get up to at Discovery Cove? Not only is it the only place in Orlando where you can swim with a dolphin, but you can also experience the unbelievable and walk the ocean floor in SeaVenture (additional fees apply).

Upgrade your Discovery Cove experience to include SeaVenture and you’ll be taken on a 45 minute underwater walking tour whilst wearing a dive helmet. During your journey you’ll experience one-on-one encounters with unique animals, fish and sting rays.

You’ll also come eye-to-eye with sharks - but don’t worry, they’ll be behind glass! If you’re looking to keep your head above water then you can laze away the day in the Wind-Away River, a lazy river which will take you past sandy beaches, through a dense rain forest, beneath the rocky terrain of cascading waterfalls, and through an underwater cave.

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


SeaVenture Don a dive-suit to explore The Grand Reef on this immersive underwater walking tour. Stand awestruck among schools of tropical fish and elegant rays with a vast open reef as your backdrop. Reach out and touch the gentle sea life that surrounds you. Come eye-to-eye with zebra sharks and rays (don’t worry, they’re safely behind a glass divide).

Aquatica From the tiniest toddler to the boldest adventurer, there’s plenty to delight children of all ages at Aquatica. Take a family trip to Walkabout Waters, a 15,000 sq ft play area which kids can’t wait to dive into - splash about in the shallows, or race into the colourful rain fortress which is complete with slides, rides, cannons and even a giant water bucket! Or take your teeny tot to Kata’s Kookaburra Cove - specially designed for little ones, it has a maximum water

depth of only 2 feet and plenty of gentle slides, rides and water spouts for splashy fun in the shallows.

Busch Gardens Take a walk on the wild side with Busch Gardens’ Africa-inspired adventures! Soar, plunge, chase and spin your way through the wildest rides in Florida. Stalk your prey at incredible speed as you brave the twists and turns of Cheetah Hunt at up to 60 miles per hour, or soar through the sky at dizzying heights as Falcon’s Fury takes you up a 335 ft summit - before plunging straight down. Or slither smoothly through the coils of our oneof-a-kind family spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse - theirr rides are wild enough to send any adrenaline-junkie’s heart racing!

in Florida! Swim through a serene lagoon to befriend a bottlenose dolphin before riding its fin back to shore at our Dolphin Lagoon, or enter the magical underwater world of The Grand Reef, and snorkel with thousands of tropical fish against a backdrop of colourful coral. Then visit the Freshwater Oasis to frolic near a flock of fun-loving freshwater otters. Our amazing animals will make your memories last a lifetime!

Get the whole package

For animal lovers

This is the ultimate Florida package packed full of fun adventures - record breaking thrill rides, relaxing beaches and pools, as well as wild animal experiences. For just £193pp you can get entry to Discovery Cove plus 14 days access to SeaWorld, Aquatica & Busch Gardens as well as free parking at all parks.

Get up close and personal with some of the friendliest, most playful animals

For details contact: www.seaworldparks-bookings.co.uk

To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

11


Established 1991 www.matt-finish.co.uk

DON’T REPLACE,

RESPRAY! A NEW LOOK KITCHEN

FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST... COME DOWN AND SEE OUR FANTASTIC NEW SHOWROOM & WORKSHOP! Unit 7, Waters Business Park, Oil Sites Road, CH65 4FF

t: 0800 710 1600 www.matt-finish.co.uk

Trade Open Day

NEXT TO THE SHELL GARAGE

Come and see us and enjoy a FREE breakfast bap & hot drink!

BUSINESS

HOUSEHOLD

LOCK STOCK TRADE OFFER

25% OFF* SELF STORAGE

* First 3 months

FREEPHONE:

0808 100 1292 WEBSITE:

www.lockstock.biz

12

Friday 16th August • 8am-12pm

FLINT

Holywell Rd, CH6 5RR


SAVE AROUND

50% *

COMPARED TO RE-TURFING

Welcome to your new lawn

Get a wonderful lawn with a GreenThumb Makeover... and save the hassle and cost of re-turfing. We have spent the last two years developing and trialling a Lawn Makeover – specifically designed to create a new and beautiful lawn. We only use the best materials, including our bespoke ‘Diamond Green’ grass seed, our premium Nutragreen® feed, and 100% organic top-dressing.

Our Lawn Makeover is ideal for: • Anyone who wants the best lawn they can get • Worn-out lawns – maybe many decades old • Lawns with very little grass – almost all moss and weeds • New-build homes or properties with poor quality turf • Lawns full of unsightly weed grasses

For your free Lawn Makeover analysis, call 01352 758 355 Visit www.greenthumb.co.uk/lawn-makeover *Save 50% is based on an average sized lawn of 160m2 @ £8 per m2 = £1,280 - compared to typical returfing costs, including labour, @ £16 per m2 = £2,560. Thereafter, the larger the lawn, the larger the discount. Contact GreenThumb for details.


 & 

0(*/'(/'0 0(12!111,.

Mold Food and Drink Festival will be returning for the 14th year, bringing with it the very best exhibitors, cookery theatres, produce, and leading names in the culinary world including celebrity chefs Sean Wilson & Eddie Shepherd. To be held on Mold's New Street car park on September 21st and 22nd our festival is the perfect recipe of exhibitors, activities, music, and cookery demonstrations – something for everyone with a dusting of a little Mold magic. We'll have outstanding produce, some new faces, and a welcome return for some firm favourites including the ever-popular children's cookery school. Exhibitors are currently being booked so if you would like to be a part of the event then do get in touch. 14

 -022,.2

& &&2  1!2$.+--+/,2*+%1-#

,)+,120+%10-2.')0-22%(+).*1,2/2&&#2

//2$02!!!#/)."//."1-0+$)#%/#'

,20(12$0122"/*2$.')0-2 2"/*2%(+).*1,2  2',.1*2-2"*11

A feast of food, music, and family fun‌

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


MOLD W.I. BAKE-OFF COMPETITION Could you bake a healthy carrot cake (no topping or filling)? If so, why not enter Mold W.I’s festival competition. Your healthy carrot cake can be any shape or size. Bring your cake with your entry form to the W.I. marquee at the festival on Saturday 21st September before 4.00pm. Entrants under 14 will be judged separately. Entry form can be downloaded from www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk

CHILDREN'S COOKERY SCHOOL Our hugely popular Children’s Cookery School & Food Science Lab is back this year and it’s bigger and better than ever before with EXTRA sessions. It’s a fantastic opportunity for children to get involved with food and cooking – and all the sessions are FREE! To book visit www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk

New Street Car Park, Mold, Flintshire

COOKERY THEATRE LINE-UP SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21st 10.30 - 11.15 - Graham Tinsley MBE 11.30 - 12.15 - Marina Midolo, Marina's Italian Cookery 12.30 - 1.15 - Eddie Shepherd 1.30 - 2.15 - Graham Tinsley MBE 2.30 - 3.15 - Eddie Shepherd 3.30 - 4.45 - Graham Tinsley MBE

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd 11.20 - 12.20 - Sean Wilson 12.30 - 1.15 - Sofia Warlow, Greka Foods 1.30 - 2.30 - Sean Wilson 2.30 - Results of Mold Women's Institute cake competition 2.40 - 3.25 - James Elwood, Anne's Patisserie 3.35 - 4.35 - Sean Wilson

CH7 1NY | moldfoodfestival.co.uk To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

15


Acclaim Legal Services Unit 3, Bretton Hall Offices, Chester Road, Bretton, Chester, CH4 0DF T: 01244 956434 E: admin@acclaimls.co.uk

We provide expert legal advice. With over 30 years of experience we’ll ensure you’re getting the best guidance from people who are here to help you. For businesses and individuals, you can rely on Acclaim to deliver.

Accidents at Work

Road Traffic Accidents

Criminal Injuries Compensation

Medical Negligence

Slips, Trips & Falls

Defective Products

www.acclaimls.co.uk


Loft ladder, Light & Switch plus 50 sqft of flooring from as little as ÂŁ287+VAT which includes FREE fitting in less than a day.

Call us now on: 0800

18

03 59 880 or 01244 397 990


060719JH_135x90_FINALE.pdf

M

Y

Y

Y

20

1

23/05/2019

18:09


PRIZE

COMPETITIONS WIN a pair of tickets to see

Jess Glynne at Wolverhampton - Racecourse Saturday August 31, 2019 Following the release of her brand new album ‘Always In Between’, featuring the hits ‘I’ll Be There’ and ‘Thursday’, Jess’ first outdoor show kicks off at Doncaster Racecourse, taking place on Saturday 18th May, where the Summer will see Jess playing the racecourse grounds including Lingfield Park Resort in Surrey, finishing off at Wolverhampton - Racecourse on Saturday 31st August. When she looks at the statistics that have marked her skyrocketing career so far, there is a look of mild disbelief on the face of Jess Glynne, as if this might have happened to someone else. I Cry When I Laugh is one of the defining British pop records of its era. At the time of writing it has been a chart staple for 138 weeks. It debuted at number one, spawning 12million worldwide singles sales, 39 weeks on the UK top 10, 2.5billion Spotify streams, a sold out UK arena tour, Brit, MTV: EMA, Ivor Novello, MOBO, Q and Glamour award nominations. ‘I don’t write songs because I want a hit,’ she says. ‘I never have

and I never will. I want to make a great album, that’s it.’ In the event, she is delighted with first choice, I’ll Be There, a spare, thoughtful showcase for her instantly familiar, rousing vocal styling, every bit the introductory calling card Hold My Hand was back in 2015, at the beginning of Jess’s incredible pop life. Jess Glynne promises to play all the hits and fan favourites including ‘Hold My Hand’, ‘Thursday’, ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, ‘I’ll Be There’ and ‘Take Me Home’, - plus some brand new tracks too. For an action packed day out, why not celebrate a day of racing with friends and family before dancing the night away with the delights of the fabulous Jess Glynne in concert finishing off a perfect Summer’s evening.

This is a gig not to be missed…

To win the tickets, just answer the following question:

“What is jess Glynne’s new album called?”

Saturday August 31, 2019; Wolverhampton - Racecourse; Box Office No: 0844 249 1000; Tickets: from £40.00; Gates open: 11.30am - On-stage 6.00pm; Website: www.vmstickets.co.uk

To enter our competitions please send your full name, address and contact details to reg@insideflintshiremagazine.co.uk (Closing date Friday August 16) 22

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


WIN two tickets to see

Boyzlife

at Wrexham - William Aston Hall Saturday September 14, 2019 Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits.

To win the tickets, answer the following question:

“Boyzlife play the hits from which two famous bands?”

Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, including a record breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed international solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’.

With Boyzone, Keith Duffy has enjoyed similar success, including 6 UK number one singles and 16 out of 17 of their first single releases making the Top 5. With 5 number one albums also to their credit, Boyzone achieved worldwide sales of over 25 million. The unmissable Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 20,000 adoring fans since the pair came together in 2016. With two completely sold out tours under their belts in partnership with Hilton Hotels, as well as their unforgettable 2017 December Christmas Tour, this is an evening that is certainly not to be missed.

Saturday September 14, 2019; Wrexham - William Aston Hall; Box Office No: 0844 249 1000 Tickets: from £28.50; Doors: 7.00pm; Website: www.vmstickets.co.uk

WIN a family pass to

Mold Food Festival September 21-22, 2019

Mold Food and Drink Festival will be returning for the 14th year, bringing with it the very best exhibitors, cookery theatres, produce, and leading names in the culinary world. To be held on Mold’s New Street car park on September 21st and 22nd 2019, the festival is the perfect recipe of exhibitors, activities, music and cookery

TWO

up for grabs!

demonstrations - something for everyone with a dusting of a little Mold magic. We’ll have outstanding produce, some new faces and a welcome return for some firm favourites including the everpopular children’s cookery school. Exhibitors are currently being booked so if you would like to be a part of the event then get in touch.

To win the family passes, answer the following question:

“How many years (including this year’s event) has the Mold Festival been running?”

To enter our competitions please send your full name, address and contact details to reg@insideflintshiremagazine.co.uk (Closing date Friday August 16) Last months winners on page 4

To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

23


LINW advert 133 x 190.qxp_Layout 1 08/05/2019 13:34 Page 1

21-22 September 2019 New Street Car Park Mold Sat Nav: CH7 1 NY

Celebrity Chefs

Top Food & Drink Exhibitors

Vegetarian Chef & Author Eddie Shepherd

NEW ENTR PRICEY Adult

Award-winning Cheesemaker Sean Wilson

: Child ren £6 Under : £1 (4-15) 4s fre (child e ren

Live Music Free Children’s Activities & Cookery School Admission: 10am-5pm

www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk

accom must be panie d by an ad ult)

Live Music Saturday

5pm- 8pm Adult: £3 Children: £1 (4-15) Under 4s free

s C @moldfoodfestival

M@moldfoodfest

We’re social

mold_food_and_ drink_festival

Contemporary Kitchens Kitchen Door replacement SpecialiSt • Transform your Kitchen at the fraction of the cost • From door replacement design & installation • Family run business with over 25 years experience • For a free no obligation quote call today

tel, 01244 823900 | mob, 07709303440 | e: djmj157@googlemail.com 69 Chester RoadRoad West,West, Shotton, Flintshire CH5 1BZ 69 Chester Shotton, Flintshire 24


BBBBB B B BBBB BBBBB BB BB BBBBB BBBBBB Offer valid until the 31st August, not in conjunction with any other offer.

25


Your monthly

Brain workout Easy Sudoku Use this area to work out your answers

General knowledge quiz 1. The UK towns of Bootle and Birkenhead sit on which river? 2. What did Charles Babbage invent in 1835? a) Computer b) Car c) Electric Battery 3. In architecture, which ‘AD’ term describes a popular 1930s design style featuring bold outlines and geometric shapes?

vegetable?

which two countries?

6. Kevin Spacey plays Lester Burnham in which 1999 film?

10. Singing sisters Natalie and Nicole Appleton of All Saints fame were born in which country? a) England b) Canada c) USA

7. Which item of clothing took its name from a garment worn by James Thomas Brudenell to stave off severe cold during the Crimean War?

4. Mark Zuckerberg founded which social network in February 2004?

8. Which astronomer was named ‘Astronomer Royal’ in 1995? a) Sir Martin Rees b) Sir Arnold Wolfendale c) Roger Blandford

5. Bedfordshire, Blood Red and Lancastrian are all types of which

9. ANZAC was a First World War army corps featuring soldiers from

26

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements

Answers on page 4


Quick Crossword Across 1. Finalist in race 6. Fill with joy 9. Spring (from) 10. Attacks 11. Almond or cashew 12. Lassie’s breed 13. Greek cheese 15. Oddly 16. Gin cocktail 18. False visual impression, ... illusion 20. Glass engraving Answers on page 4

21. Quickly (1,1,1,1) 23. Make beloved 24. South African ruling party (1,1,1) 27. Sloping typeface 28. Vapourise 29. Requires 30. Birds hunted for sport

Down 1. Monarch 2. Residential flat 3. Error

4. In a perfect world 5. Down-to-earth philosophy 6. Edgy, ill at ... 7. Hymn, ... With Me 8. Entrapping 14. Very insecure (situation) 15. Building costs estimate 17. Replica 19. Stands in queue (5,2) 20. Raise higher 22. Humble (oneself) 25. Munches 26. Hairpieces

To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

27


20% OFF OAP DISCOUNT

Call 01244 204076 / 07703 771290 Email gasfittingservices44@yahoo.com

28


Has Your Double Glazing Steamed Up? advertorial

Established for over a decade Cloudy2Clear windows have become a leading company for glass replacement. Issues with double glazing can often be gradual and may only be noticed during a clear sunny day or during the winter. A failed glass unit may no longer provide you with the protection you need or be energy efficient. Why not spend a few minutes checking your home to see if you have any failed double glazing? If you act now you can avoid these problems. Now, you may think you need to replace the

whole window including the frames and all the hardware, however Cloudy2Clear have come up with a simple and cost saving solution‌ Just replace the glass!! If you see condensation in your windows just visit our website or give us a call on 0800 61 21 118. We will send out our highly experienced engineers for a free no obligation quote. A Cloudy2Clear quote takes on average no longer than 20 minutes. Once the quote is completed, we will sit down with you and explain the problem and tell you how we can fix it. With years of experience

Cloudy2Clear have a wealth of knowledge and are recognised as a Which Trusted Trader, plus our work is backed by an industry leading 25 year guarantee. Cloudy2Clear also replace faulty locks handles and hinges on all windows and doors. Your friendly local Cloudy2Clear specialist is Alan Ball and he services the Connahs Quay, Flint, Ewloe, Buckley, Queensferry, Aston & Hawarden areas. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Alan a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118.

Cloudy2Clear GUARANTEE All Customers That An Average Quote Will Take No Longer Than 20 MINS!!!

Cloudy2Clear Windows... Service With A Smile!

29


Tech talk

New innovations to look out for What are the hottest technological innovations at the moment? As it turns out some will be pretty obvious, while others might surprise you. In the following article, we’ve collated some of the most interesting and potentially revolutionary tech-innovations currently either being researched or developed.

just around the corner, it should be transformative for many aspects of our lives. Should it be achieved, it will increase the efficiency of workers and will provide reliable communication tools for companies that rely on remote workers.

Artificial intelligence

Life-enriching smart tech will change the home

AI has been on the receiving end of massive financial investment over the last few years. According to Forbes, 80% of enterprises are now investing in it or are planning to expand AI investment if they already are. This influx of money has given rise to some serious innovation in deep learning. With all this cash flowing around, many tech experts believe AI will really “come of age” within the next few years.

Lightning-speed internet The appetite for faster and faster internet connection is really pushing the technology forward. Businesses and private users are constantly demanding ever quicker response times and the industry is responding. With lightning-fast internet speeds

This is where 5G might be able to change the world as much as our “regular” internet did several decades ago. That’s if it doesn’t kill us all first, of course.

More and more of our lives are becoming integrated with smart tech. Our homes being no exception. Demand for ever better smart home appliances and home entertainment systems are changing the way we socialize. Whether for better or worse, today is just the tip of the iceberg. Current trends seem to indicate a greater demand for more control over the way we are entertained in the home from tech. One area that may be something to watch is something called flexible viewing surfaces. These promise to be able to curve around any environment will change home entertainment and advertising beyond all recognition. Watch this space.

Dextrous robots might be with us very soon Computers and robots are dumb. Very dumb indeed. If their work environment changes even slightly outside their preprogrammed procedure and the whole production line could come to a grinding halt. This is where improving robotic dexterity offers an incredible opportunity for more flexible automation. While it may be possible to programme robots to figure out how to grasp something by “looking” at it in the future, current research is trying to make them learn how to do so through a trial and error process. One example is a project called Dactyl, that has taught itself to flip a toy using it’s “fingers”.

Brain-computer interfaces are almost here Innovations like Elon Musk’s Neuralink could make the mouse and keyboard obsolete in the future. Work in this area is continuing apace and promises to allow us to control computers just by thinking. We’ll let you decide if this will be revolutionary or not to you working and daily life.

More next month...

30 Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


T: 07745 869 722 | 07745 869 723

31


Advertising Feature

moneytalks

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years of working and giving advice in the area of Financial Planning, it’s that time in the markets is far better than trying to time the markets!

come next terms ofif the trying to reel me in. You could beinforgiven youcaller are wondering whether it’sI’m worth using your allowances, or have guessing that annual many ofISA you reading this indeed this year, given theeither been Pension victims ofAllowances attempted theft at some point, uncertainty created by Brexit (or the lack of it), trade though various upheavals. banking scams, emails, or even wars and political letters telling that you’ve won the lottery, all you Here though is you my point, no one knows what will have toindo send a payment to anletaccount number happen theismarkets next week, alone next year and actually it really doesn’t matter won too much to release the funds you’ve apparently without forever the medium to long terma investor, even having bought ticket!! and I include myself in this, in my attempts to ensure that I do all I can to avoid poverty old age, as I suspect is the Unfortunately though,inmany of these fraudsters are case for most serious savers. sounding more and more plausible and so, in a slight

Over long periods, asset prices have tended to departure from my usual article, I wanted to make rise and that means putting your money to work aware ofand some of the things which in you the markets keeping it there. Evenshould if you send warning lights going off, particularly with regards had a crystal ball and could pick your moments to to invest, leaving too much cash earning paltry interest your pension savings. rates whilst waiting for the right time to invest can seriously your longer term returns. • Firstcompromise of all, no reputable Financial Adviser is going The most important is toahave a plan, and so to if to cold call youthing offering pension review, stick to whetherasked you are 50 you and hang just youit, haven’t forapproaching one, I suggest waking up to the fact that the next 10 to 15 years up. really important if you want to fund a level are really, of self -indulgence in retirement that has perhaps • Ifthe theluxury callerofmanages toparents. keep you on the phone, been your own

they will often talk about accessing your pension

Perhaps you have already retired and have built fundsreserves before age 55.inThis is simple, may you can’t, up capital which all probability well need again to support hang your up. children or grandchildren, or indeed you are the children and grandchildren, reading this but they not fully youphone, have you • Assuming still realising have youthat on the something that words can make the mostliberation, of stock market may hear like “pension pension assets, and that is time, something that’s in far more loophole, free reviews, unique, environmental limited supply for your parents!

friendly, overseas or ethical, by now your alarm bells should really be ringing, so please, hang up.

Most fund managers and investment houses will

If after all of this, you are still tempted to deal with allow investors to save on a regular monthly basis theand person havethat never met, and has called you this you means more shares are bought when low and whenthem pricesout areon high. outprices of theareblue, then fewer do check the The longer term effect of this is that market shocks Financial Services Register and not the details they and volatility are just not felt in the same way. give you. You can do this by entering the company The same is true for regular funding of a pension, name, theispersons name who called you, their FCA which how most of us save for retirement, so everything above(ifisthey alsohave true one) for this of registration number or amethod postcode. saving. If they are genuine, they will be on this register, as what’s of the story, don’t worry too amSo, I, and as isthe the moral other qualified Adviser who works much about short term market volatility and share in my team. price fluctuations, instead take a longer term view, take advice where appropriate, have a plan and

Despite theit. so called Pension Simplification Rules stick to which were 2006 and the 2015 561 323 or Please callimplemented us on 01244 01948 in 840738 075959 28907 if you would like more information on this or this any implementation of the Pension Freedom Rules, other area of financial planning. The value of an area of financial planning remains complex, investment with St. James’s Place will be directly particularly when you are making about linked to the performance of the decisions funds selected and mayyour fall as well as rise. YouAdvice may get accessing pension savings. willback often than but the please amountbe invested. An investment beless needed, on the front foot, find a in a Stocks and Shares ISA will not provide the qualified regulated Adviser yourself, or aask someone security of capital associated with cash ISA. youThe know has done so . In my practice, the favourable treatment given to ISAs majority may not be maintained as they are subject of our clients comeintothe us future as a result of referrals fromto changes in legislation. existing clients.

‘‘

Recent stock market volatility has reminded us that Fortunately for me, I knew this was going to be a investing into stocks and shares isn’t always one scam, trying to will effectively steel way trafficsomeone and values can and fall as well as my pension pot, and had a good idea of what would rise.

Finally, if you deal with a firm or individual who is not regulated, you may not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

The value of a pension with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the underlying funds selected and may fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.

Carolyn Ling Financial Planning Ltd is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Carolyn Ling Financial Planning Ltd represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Management (which is authorised and regulated the Financial Authority) forofthe purpose of advising solely Authority) for theplc purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth by management productsConduct and services, more details which are set out on the Group’s on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website at website at www.sjp.co.uk/products. www.sjp.eo.uk/products.


Carolyn Ling Financial Planning Ltd 01244 01948 561323 840738 / 07469 075959871283 28907 alexander.smith@sjpp.co.uk carolyn.ling@sjpp.co.uk www.sjpp.co.uk/carolynling www.sjpp.co.uk/carolynling

Quality is never an accident…. Based locally on the Shropshire/Cheshire border, Based locally in Hawarden, we work closely where I have lived for most of my life, I work with our clients and their families to fully closely with my clients and their families to fully understand their financial aspirations, hopes understand their financial aspirations, hopes and and concerns. concerns. Ourbusiness businesshas hasquality qualityand andservice serviceatatit’s itscore core Our and we would like to invite readers to find out and I would like to invite readers to find out for for themselves our personal approach to themselves my personal approach to financial financial planning. planning.

It is always the result of intelligent effort WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY “The level support, help and advice “Alex hasofprovided trustworthy Carolyn provides to me and my family and sound advice. He explains goes far beyond what have everything in a clear andwe easily experienced in the past. Nothing is too understood manner. much trouble and she and her team are I have complete trust in his always available. We have complete advice and I would not hesitate trust in her advice and have no in recommending Alex to hesitation in recommending her”

anyone.”

Fred & Jill Dimelow, Farmers P. Reilly

Investment Planning Retirement Planning Protection Inheritance Tax Planning Long Term Care Fees Planning

Carolyn Ling Financial Planning Ltd represents only ofSt.and James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is Carolyn Ling Financial Planning Ltd is an Appointed Representative represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose advising solely on the group’s wealth authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for theofpurpose of advising solely on the management products and services, more details of which are set out on the group’s website www.sjp.co.uk/products. The titles Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website ‘Partner’ and ‘Partner Practice’ are marketing terms used to describe St. James’s Place representatives. at www.sjp.co.uk/products.


DCM Glass & Glazing Ltd

A

(established 1991)

t DCM we believe that each of our customers is unique, therefore we take pride in every detail and individual project that we work on. All of our windows, doors and conservatories are tailored to suite your dream home. l Windows l Doors l Conservatories l Porches l Facias l Soffits l Guttering l Failed unit replacement Service

8 – 10 Dock Road, Connah’s Quay, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 4DS

Tel: 01244 830227

colinmartindcm@yahoo.co.uk

34


35


Recipe

Eclairs Fabulously light choux pastry filled with cream and topped with chocolate - our easy éclair recipe is the stuff of Parisian dreams.

Method 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. 2 Sieve the flour onto a small piece of baking parchment. Gently heat the butter in a small pan with 150ml cold water, until the butter has melted, then bring to the boil.

Once the mixture reaches boiling point, remove immediately from the heat and tip in the flour all at once. Beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a smooth ball, then leave to cool completely.

fan 200°C, gas 7 and bake for a further 15 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Using a sharp knife, carefully make a small cut in the side of each éclair to allow the steam to escape.

3 Using an electric hand mixer, beat the eggs into the mixture a little at a time, mixing thoroughly between each addition, until you get a smooth, glossy paste.

5 To make the filling, whisk the cream until soft peaks form. Sift in the icing sugar into the bowl and fold through. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm nozzle and fill each éclair using the opening made earlier.

4 Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a plain 1.5cm nozzle. Pipe 8 éclairs onto a non-stick baking sheet, leaving a gap between each one. Bake for 10 minutes, then increase the heat to 220°C,

6 Melt the chocolate and butter together in a small bowl in the microwave or in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering hot water. Leave to cool slightly, until it forms a thick, coating consistency, and then spoon over the éclairs and leave to set.

Ingredients l 60g British plain flour, preferably strong plain flour l 250g unsalted butter, cut into pieces l 2 large British free-range eggs, beaten l 300ml fresh double cream l 100g Fairtrade smooth dark chocolate l 25g unsalted butter ketchup and 1 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce l 1 tbsp icing sugar

Prep: 15min

36

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements

Cook: 30min (plus 15 min cooling time)

Serves: 8


Established 1972

37


38


01352870752 | 07850333990

• Established since 1980  • Show room open • Garage Door Installations • Garage Door Automation

North Wales Leading Installer & Supplier of Garage Doors

• Repair Service • Free Site Survey & Quotes • Highly Experienced Fitters

• Excellent reputation for service

The Old Power House, The Nant, Pentre Halkyn, CH8 8BD Tel: 01352 781621/781891

info@cambriangaragedoors.co.uk 40



www.cambriangaragedoors.co.uk


41


Family bathroom ideas that work! A hard working family bathroom really has to be all things for all people. Not only does it have to cope with you and your family for now it will also have to be equipped to deal with guests and any new family members that may come along. It’s important to get right from the start so now is the time to think about making the most of what you have and possibly stealing space from elsewhere to make the new room future-proof. Get your bathroom design just right and you will be able to create a space that the kids can enjoy, before transforming into a relaxing haven where you can chill out and find a little calm after the storm.

Fit in a bath

If there’s room, a bath really is a must for a busy family, particularly those with smaller children. Not having one can also put off potential buyers if you plan to sell in the future. If you have the space, a shower enclosure will be a great addition for those mornings when there’s just not time for a soak. If you’re pushed for space a good solution is an over-bath shower. L- or d-shaped baths with a wider end and glass shower screen are a good choice here as they’ll look more streamlined

42

from the start is important. Avoid bottles, bags and brushes cluttering up surfaces by adding cupboards in the shape of vanity units below the sink, hanging cabinet mirrors and fitting shelves where you can. In a smaller room, glass shelves will help to create a sense of space and slim freestanding furniture will ensure you still see plenty of floor, so the room doesn’t start to feel overcrowded.

Keep it illuminated than an ordinary bath with a plastic curtain. Placing taps in the centre of the bath will ensure there are no arguments about who gets the tap end at bathtime, while a shower mixer tap will make hair washing a breeze.

Supersize it!

In a family bathroom, there will be times when several members are gathered around the basin so the bigger the better is the rule. Try a vanity unit topped with a large trough-like bowl and plenty of surface area to either side for toiletries and toothbrushes. Double basins are a great solution for early morning rush hour, although make sure there’s enough space between them for everyone to fit in.

Fit in plenty of storage

A family bathroom that’s used by lots of people can easily become messy, so making sure you have plenty of storage

Good task lighting above the sink is great for early mornings so think about where you place your spotlights or hang a glass mirror with integral lighting. For relaxing me-time baths, a gentler light is called for so consider placing your lights on a dimmer switch so you can have just the illumination you want. Candles are great for long soaks but make sure there’s a safe and stable surface on which to put them.

Fit in plenty of storage

A family bathroom that’s used by lots of people can easily become messy, so making sure you have plenty of storage from the start is important. Avoid bottles, bags and brushes cluttering up surfaces by adding cupboards in the shape of vanity units below the sink, hanging cabinet mirrors and fitting shelves where you can. In a smaller room, glass shelves will help to create a sense of space and slim freestanding furniture will ensure you still see plenty of floor.

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K


43


0707FA_135x90_FINAL.pdf

C

M

Y

M

Y

Y

Y

K

44

1

20/06/2017

10:58


45


Health

The best metabolism-boosting foods

T

Certain foods can increase your metabolism. The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to maintain your weight or get rid of unwanted body fat. Here are eight foods that rev up your metabolism, which may help you lose weight.

Protein-rich foods Protein-rich foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts and seeds, could help increase your metabolism for a few hours. They do so by requiring your body to use more energy to digest them. Protein-rich diets also reduce the drop in metabolism often seen during weight loss by helping your body hold on to its muscle mass. What’s more, protein may also help keep you fuller for longer, which can prevent overeating

Iron, zinc and seleniumrich foods Iron, zinc and selenium each play different but equally important roles in the proper function of your body. However, they do have one thing in common: all three are required for the proper function of your thyroid gland, which regulates your metabolism. Research shows that a diet too low in iron, zinc or selenium may reduce the ability of your thyroid gland to produce sufficient amounts of hormones. This can slow down your metabolism.

Chili peppers Capsaicin, a chemical found in chili peppers, may boost your metabolism by increasing the number of calories and fat you burn.

Legumes and pulses

Legumes and pulses, such as lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans and peanuts, are particularly high in protein compared to other plant foods. Studies suggest that their high protein content requires your body to burn a greater number of calories to digest them, compared to lower-protein foods. Legumes are also high in arginine, an amino acid that may increase the amount of carbs and fat your body can burn for energy.

Metabolism-boosting spices Certain spices are thought to have particularly beneficial metabolismboosting properties. For instance, research shows that dissolving 2 grams of ginger powder in hot water and drinking it with a meal may help you burn up to 43 more calories than drinking hot water alone. Similarly, adding cayenne pepper to your meal may increase the amount of fat your body burns for energy, especially following a high-fat meal.

Cacao Cacao and cocoa are tasty treats that may also benefit your metabolism. For instance, studies in mice found that cocoa and cocoa extracts may promote the expression of genes that stimulate the use of fat for energy.

Apple cider vinegar Several animal studies have shown vinegar to be particularly helpful in increasing the amount of fat burned for energy. Vinegar prompts an increase in the AMPK enzyme, which prompts the body to decrease fat storage and increase fat burning.

In fact, a review of 20 research studies reports that capsaicin can help your body burn around 50 extra calories per day.

Coconut oil

According to a recent study, consuming 2 mg of capsaicin directly before each meal seems to reduce the number of calories consumed, especially from carbs.

That may be partly because coconut oil is high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which go directly to the liver to be turned into energy. This makes them less likely to be stored as fat.

46

Coconut oil is experiencing a surge in popularity.

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


LLEWELLYN-JONES SOLICITORS > CYFREITHWYR

Agriculture and Estates | Children | Family | Civil Litigation Criminal Defence | Landlord and Tenant Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection Residential and Commercial Conveyancing Wills, Probate and Trust

Mold Office

Ruthin Office

Victoria House, Grosvenor St, Mold, CH7 1EJ E. post@llew-jones.co.uk

Barclays Bank Chambers, Clwyd St, Ruthin, LL15 1HF E. post@llew-jonesrhuthun.co.uk

T: 01352 755305

T. 01824 704495

www.llew-jones.co.uk

40 YEARS IN MOLD

WWW.DENTALSTUDIO.ORG

MOORE'S DENTAL STUDIO

01352 706 100 NEW DENTURES, SAME-DAY & NEXT-DAY REPAIRS AVAILABLE

47


9 1 DE N T AL C AR E M O L D

Welcoming New Patients ‘A more pleasant way to visit the dentist!’

At 91 Dental Care we are dedicated to helping you reach your optimal dental health and to love visiting the dentist!     

A nice place to be. Our practice is calm and comfortable A small friendly team you can really get to know Modern techniques that are kind to your teeth A proactive approach to help keep your mouth healthy More time. Be seen in a relaxed and unhurried manner

Call us now on Visit our website!

01352 700723

www.91dentalcare.co.uk

Now open !

48

91 High St, Mold Flintshire, CH7 1BQ


KITCHEN COLLECTION The Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection is now available to view at:

Butlers Kitchen Centre Appointed Stockist for the Laura Ashley Kitchen Collection Visit our showroom: Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 5:30pm, Saturday – 9:00am to 3:00pm 13-17 Station Road, Queensferry, Flintshire CH5 1SU

01244 732990 www.butlerskitchens.co.uk

49


August Horoscopes Aries (March 21-April 19)

You will be dealing with a lot of money-related issues during this period and your horoscope predictions suggest that any financial speculations you make will be fruitful, though you will not indulge in impulsive spending; rather, you will be taking a more measured and careful approach to your finances.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You are going to experience a certain amount of fulfillment where your career is concerned and much satisfaction will be gained from doing well and achieving your goals. Others will seek you out for advice which they will follow and you could find yourself becoming a bit of a guru in the workplace.

Gemini (May 21- June 20)

Gemini charts show you may need to slow down and take more care of your health. You may also need time to de-stress and get away from the workplace. A few hours of relaxation, especially at weekends, could be of great benefit to you.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This could be a profitable period for Cancerians. You will be confident enough to take risks, and if you make investments this month, they may prove profitable in the future. An approach to your bosses about a pay rise may prove more successful than it has previously.

Leo (July 23-August 22)

Your patience could well be put to the test. There could be a situation where you will need to forgive and forget, rather than harping on about something that has irritated you. Your emotions may be up and down but mentally you will remain strong and able to deal with whatever may happen.

Virgo (August 23-September 22)

If you are tempted to overspend, try to resist the urge. This is likely to be a very social period in your calendar and you may need to watch any potential strain on your finances. You will be in great demand on the social circuit and others will seek out your company.

Libra (September 23-October 22)

You could find yourself in a quiet and reflective mood and feel a bit down and dejected. It may be that you are struggling with the pace of your life at the moment so be mindful that life doesn’t always have to go at a hundred miles an hour.

Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Your finances will be in great shape during this phase and there could be an influx of money which you didn’t know was coming. This will mean that you can fulfill some of your wishes or desires. It could be a lucky time for you in all aspects of your financial dealings, so don’t hold back!

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

You may feel a bit fragile - whether this is due to stress at work, family problems or simply that your work/life balance is off-kilter. In any case, Sagittarians could find alternative therapies very helpful, especially when symptoms like tiredness, headaches and indigestion are vague annoyances.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Capricorns may see the need to sort out minor issues in personal relationships. It would be beneficial to all concerned if both parties could listen to the other and act directly and quickly upon what has been said. You may need to curb their idealism and learn to be more practical in their relationships.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

This is likely to be a spiritual phase for Aquarians where you will be in a reflective and contemplative mood. It is entirely likely that stepping back from the business in your life will make you spiritually stronger. Don’t feel guilty about taking time out to relax.

Pisces (February 19-March 20)

Life may slow down for Pisces folk, offering some welcome rest from the recent whirl of activity, giving you time to spend with family and close friends. It is a time for quiet reflection, recovery and an ideal time to re-charge your batteries.

50

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


www.brownsfurniture.co 319 High St, Connah’s Quay, CH5 4DP Telephone. 01244 812628

51


Britain’s NEX top model H

ow we travel today is likely to be very different from how we travel in 2039. I don’t mean flying cars or selfdriving robots taking us to Snowdonia for the weekend because that’s never going to happen. Not outside of strictly controlled zones anyway. I’m talking about how we fuel the vehicles of tomorrow.

The Government and (London’s Mayor) Sadiq Khan are adamant anyone using plain old petrol and diesel should be hanged, drawn and quartered. Or at least pay the ULEZ charge. They say the future is electric. Which is fine if you live on the ground floor in a city and only do a handful of miles a day. But totally and utterly useless if you do hundreds of miles a day as you’ll need

Just press a button and go. I got the equivalent of 60mpg and a full tank costs around £60.

Motoring water. No CO². No NOx. Just H²O. And it looks like a normal car, not a washing machine with windscreen wipers. Hydrogen is also the solution for our buses, trucks and trains. Now I’ll try to keep this simple. The Nexo uses a fuel cell system which combines oxygen from the surrounding

Hyundai clearly knows its onions after 20 years of research, as underlined by Audi signing a deal to borrow its tech. But as well as being a pioneer, the Nexo is a nice car. Everything from the flush door handles to the bio interior to the heated steering wheel — Hyundai owners do love a heated steering wheel — feels very high end. The widescreen dash is like a flight deck. Steering wheel paddles adjust the regenerative braking and add to the driving pleasure. Flick the indicators to turn left or right and a camera feed showing your blind spot fills the driver’s binnacle. It can even park itself with you stood beside it. But there is a problem. There are only ten hydrogen charging stations in the UK and plans for just 65 by 2030. That’s pathetic. Even worse, the Government has invested a measly £23million in its

to keep stopping for a 30-minute recharge. To juice up at home today takes eight hours. For electric vehicles to work for everyone everywhere, they need to be as quick and as convenient as filling up a Fiesta now. Which is why I believe we need a multi-fuel future. Take the hydrogenpowered Hyundai Nexo you see here. That does 414 miles to a tank, refuels as quickly as petrol and emits only

54

air and hydrogen from three highpressure storage tanks to create a flow of electrons that powers the electric drive motor and charges the 1.56kWh battery pack. The result is a family SUV that’s safe, quiet, clean and hovercraft smooth.

Hydrogen Transport Programme compared with £14.5billion a year in foreign aid to fund studies on jazz and Roman statues. The HS2 rail link will cost £56billion. It would be easy to sit hydrogen refuelling tanks alongside existing petrol and diesel pumps in the short term.

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


Are hydrogen cars safe? YES. Safer than petrol, say experts. Petrol burns slowly and pools around a crash site. But hydrogen is 14 times lighter than air and dissipates upwards rapidly. Hyundai has put its storage tanks through crush, bonfire, lightning and gunfire tests. The template for a pollution-free future is already up and running just off the M1 near Sheffield. It’s a hydrogen refuelling station where a wind turbine provides power for an electrolyser, which in turn splits water into hydrogen and oxygen then stores the hydrogen ready to refuel a passing car. No big trucks transporting it for miles, or burning fossil fuels to create it.

It is the ultimate clean energy and supply is unlimited. Let’s see some action.

Key facts: HYUNDAI NEXO Price: £65,995 Power: Hydrogen fuel cell Output: 163hp, 395Nm 0-62mph: 9.5 secs Top speed: 111mph Range: 414 miles CO2: 0g/km Out: Now

To advertise text ADVERT to: 07446 778 482

55


High quality servicing for ALL makes and models We cater for all your motoring needs, from a replacement bulb to an engine, we can do it.

Tyres n Tracking n Exhausts n Electrical diagnostics n Clutches n Gearboxes n Welding n MOT n DFP Cleaning n

ALL WORK COVERED BY A 12 MONTH WARRANTY Special offers with this advert

MOT test - £30 Air conditioning service - £39.95 10% OFF Servicing and repairs Buckley Car Servicing Centre Unit 14 Brookhill Way, Catheralls Ind Est, Pinfold Lane, Buckley, CH7 3PS 01244 552 114 buckleycarservice.co.uk


Exclusive all make and models servicing offers from Volkswagen Van Centre Wrexham. make £30 Any any model Minor Service £130 Plus VAT Major Service £250 Plus VAT Cambelts £355 Plus VAT

MOT

*

From

^

From

Let’s keep your business on the up and up

^

From

^

Exclusive all make and models servicing offers from Volkswagen Van Centre Wrexham. Volkswagen Van Centre Wrexham Rhosddu Industrial Estate Rhosrobin Wrexham LL11 4YL 01978 503542 www.swanswaygarages.com/volkswagen-commercial Not available to current bookings. *Offer available to all participating Van Centres only. MOT offer available to all light commercial vehicles. Excludes any work or parts identified as necessary following the services. Not including passenger cars T&C’s apply. Offer can be amended or withdrawn at any time. ^Price dependant on model.

0901PHA_135x90_FINAL_11_08_17.pdf

1

11/08/2017

14:18

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

57


Films

The pick of the new movies

Once upon A Time... In Hollywood Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour... Sharon Tate. The ninth film from the writerdirector features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

Released: August 14, 2019

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs and lawless outcast Shaw first faced off in 2015’s Fast & Furious 7, the duo have tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris

Genre: Comedy, Drama Director: Quentin Tarantino

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino

Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever, these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

Released: August 1, 2019 Genre: Action, Adventure Director: David Leitch Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba

UglyDolls Norm, the newly crowned polar bear king of the arctic, must save New York City and his home. But Norm goes from hero to villain when he's framed for a crime he didn't commit. He must work with his friends to clear his good name and help save his kingdom in a winner-takes-all hockey match.

Released: August 16, 2019 Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Director: Kelly Asbury Cast: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe

58

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


MAE EIN CYRSIAU

RHAN-AMSER

NEWYDD AR GYFER 2019/2020 AR GAEL RÅ´AN

OUR NEW PART TIME COURSES FOR 2019/2020 ARE OUT NOW

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

Casglwch eich copi neu ei lawrlwytho heddiw Pick up a copy or download one today

0300 30 30 007 www.cambria.ac.uk


61


Garden decking ideas If you’re looking to carve out a zone for al-fresco dining, a welldesigned and covered decking space or roof terrace can offer an all-year-round option, making the outside as comfortable and personalised as indoors. There’s a wealth of garden decking options to suit your lifestyle, budget and taste. You can opt for attractive wood, create imaginative patterns or go environmentally friendly with plastic- and wood-waste blends. Slip-resistant finishes are vital with our often-damp British weather, too.

Cover your decking with a glazed pergola A glazed pergola on the deck provides an alfresco entertaining area that can be used whatever the weather – we find spaces like this especially inviting in the rain, when you can hear the soothing sound of rain drops hitting the glass. Train pot-friendly climbers like honeysuckle and magnolia to cover the uprights for heady fragrance.

Make your decking weatherproof with an antislip treatment Decking plus rain can equal danger, so it’s wise to treat yours with an anti-slip

62

decking stain. A sail canopy will also keep the rain off your wood.

Lay a boardwalk Use decking to create a pathway through your garden – perhaps to a more solid decked area. This boardwalk-style route is given even more of a seaside feel with white pebbles, which help to keep weeds at bay.

Build a decked bar area This tiki bar is the star of the show in this garden, taking pride of place on a raised decked platform. It’s a good idea to lay a rug under bar stools so there’s a grippy surface to step onto after a couple of cocktails!

Level uneven ground Decking is absolutely ideal if your garden is uneven or on a slope. It’s great for levelling out awkward spaces, as it’s built on a structure. It can also have split levels and include steps. A little shelter has been built at the far end, which means that the great outdoors can be enjoyed even on the more drizzly of days.

look quite heavy in such a large garden. Architectural beds in the middle inject some greenery.

Border decking with decked seating This urban rooftop has a lot of great design elements to it, from the pale-coloured decking to the carved Buddha-style statues. A 19th-century advertisement on the wall adds character to the space, too. Raised flower beds have been cleverly designed to include beautiful greenery, while providing seating at the same time.

Build matching floating stairs Soften the hard edges of your decking with an abundance of pretty flowers and herbs that creep right up to the door. Floating steps made out of the same material as the decking create continuity between the two levels and add a note of fun by bridging the water feature below.

Mix decking with flagstones Get an ultra-modern look for your garden by mixing wooden decking with stone paving. The combination of materials provides interest and a contrast between the light and dark colours. Without the lightening effect of the stone, the wood decking would

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


040119GS_148x210_FINAL.pdf

1

19/03/2019

14:07

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

63


SPECIALISTS IN FENCING SUPPLY & INSTALLATION FOR OVER 20 YEARS • Traditional Panels

• Bespoke Panels & Gates

• Decorative Panels

• Garden & Entrance Gates

• Arches & Benches

• Decking & Timber

• Stone & Aggregate

• Wire & Netting

• Electric Fencing

• Paints & Stains

• Garden Sheds

• Tools & DIY

• DIY & Trade supplier • Horse & Pet Food • Installation Service

• Delivery Service

VISIT OUR SHOP AND INDOOR SHOWROOM

CALL FOR A FREE INSTALLATION QUOTE or

EMAIL: installations@ringwoodfencing.co.uk Experienced fencers & guaranteed work

Tel: 01829 740136 or visit: ringwoodfencing.co.uk

Lansdowne Rd, Stamford Bridge, Tarvin, Chester, CH3 8EL 64

Open Mon-Fri 8-5 Sat 8.30-1.00


040519DFL_148x210_FINAL.pdf

1

19/03/2019

10:44

C

M

Y

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

65


C&M ALL SEASONS SPECIALIST TREE WORKER

GRAHAM HARRISON

Painter & Decorator For all you interior and exterior decorating needs

C o v e r in g F l in ts h ir e .

01352 780102 M: 07875 195281 T:

66


Specialists in Imprinted Concrete across North Wales

•A Gua ll work rant eed • 15 Y Exp erie rs nce • No M Wee ore ds

Other Services:

• Garden Walls & Brickwork • Groundworks & Concreting • Pressure Washing

www.flintstonedriveways.co.uk • e: info@flintstonedriveways.co.uk

Call ANY TIME for your FREE quote

Tel: 0800 334 5902 • Mob: 07711 534547 Flintstone Driveways, Unit 1 Pistyll Farm, Nercwys, Mold, CH7 45W 67


In this month... 1969

1945

2005

1965

1969 1981: MTV makes its debut MTV was launched on August 1, 1981, and originally aired music videos as guided by television personalities known as “video jockeys” (VJs). Its arrival, first in the United States and then Britain, heralded the golden age of music video. At first, MTV’s main target demographic was young adults, but today it is aimed exclusively at the teenage market.

1975: Dutch Elm disease hits Britain Spread by elm bark beetles, a new, virulent strain arrived in Britain, apparently via shipments of rock elm logs from Canada destined for the small-boat industry. This was confirmed in August 1973 when a consignment was examined at Southampton Docks. This strain proved both highly contagious and lethal to European elms; more than 25 million trees died in the UK alone, while France lost over 90% of its elms.

1945: Atomic bomb hits Hiroshima During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement.

68

The two bombings killed 129,000226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in the history of armed conflict.

1965: The Beatles release ‘Help’

Released at the height of Beatlemania on 6 August 1965 and produced by George Martin, the band’s fifth UK album included seven songs from the film, including the singles “Help!” and “Ticket to Ride”. The other seven songs on the album included the most-covered song ever written, Paul McCartney’s “Yesterday”.

1974: Richard Nixon resigns By late 1973, the Watergate scandal had escalated, costing Nixon much of his political support. On August 9, 1974, he resigned in the face of almost certain impeachment and removal from office - the only time a U.S. president has done so. On September 8, 1974, his successor, Gerald Ford, pardoned him.

1969: Sharon Tate murdered In the early hours of August 8, 1969 four members of the Manson ‘Family’ invaded the rented home of actress Sharon Tate and director Roman Polanski at 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles. They murdered Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant, along with three friends who were visiting at the time, and an 18-year-old

visitor. The murders were carried out by Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel, under the direction of Charles Manson.

2005: Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans Hurricane Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly Category 5 hurricane that hit Florida and Louisiana in August 2005, causing catastrophic damage; particularly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Subsequent flooding, caused largely as a result of fatal engineering flaws in the flood protection system known as levées around the city of New Orleans, precipitated most of the loss of lives.

1969: Woodstock music festival Held between August 15-18, 1969 at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York, Woodstock attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Among the performers were Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Who and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The facilities, however, did not provide adequate toilet facilities or first aid for the number of people attending; hundreds of thousands found themselves in a struggle against bad weather, food shortages and poor sanitation.


£50 trade in for your old gas fire when purchasing a new gas fire (supply & Fit ) (T&C’S Apply)


For all your plumbing & tiling needs

A reliable friendly service

From a leaking tap to a fully fitted bathroom

70


DAVIES

LWD CONSTRUCTION

❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚

External Walls Plastering Joinery Extensions Conservatories Garage Conversions

❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚

Flat Roofs Rubber EPDM Slating Leadwork Re-Pointing

❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚

Driveways Patios Pathways Fencing Block Paving Tiling

Call 07864 072 911

E. lwdconstruction@gmail.com R T S ELECTRICAL • • • • • • • • • T: 07969649748 W: rtselectrical.co.uk •

Fuse board upgrade Full rewire Partial rewire Extra sockets Lighting installations Outdoor lighting Outdoor sockets Spotlights Alarm installation TV points

Phil Davies

Painting, Decorating & Building

Painting & Decorating Kitchen & Bathroom Installation Guttering Repairs & Renewal Interior & Exterior work undertaken

All Plastering Work Undertaken Free Estimates Covering all of Flintshire.... WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

call 01244 547786 or 07790684242 72


• Carpet Cleaning • Upholstery Cleaning • Rug Cleaning • Scotchgard Stain Protection

The professional carpet and upholstery cleaners with over 25 years of experience covering Flintshire, Chester & Wirral

07780 991 426 / 01244 810 249 www.freshercarpetcleaning.co.uk Worcester Combi Boiler Supplied & Fitted From Only £1500 Boiler Service Only £75 All Major Debit & Credit Cards Accepted Design & Installation Of Central Heating Systems Boiler Installtion Bathroom Design & Install Burst Pipes & Leaks All Breakdowns & Repairs Boiler Servicing Underfloor Heating Landlord Safety Checks Shower & Radiators New Taps Fitted Radiators Moved & Fitted Power Flushing

Call Craig On 01244 470777 Or 07763836467 Local, Trusted & Reliable Plumber www.localchesterplumber.co.uk 73


Fitness How to measure your heart rate M

easuring your heart rate using a heart rate monitor is a good way to gauge the effectiveness of your workout because as you strengthen your body through exercise, you also strengthen your heart. Measuring the rate of your heart during exercise can help you determine when you’re pushing your body too hard or need to push it harder to achieve the level of fitness you are seeking.

In order to understand how to condition your body by analyzing your heart rate, it’s important to understand the four different types of heart rate. They are as follows.

Resting heart rate

Your resting heart rate is the rate that your heart beats per minute during periods of the day when you are most relaxed. Your RHR can be measured after you get out of bed or during a period of the day when you’re sitting or relaxing comfortably. Although heart rates vary between individuals, the average RHR for a man is between 60 to 80 beats per minute. The average for a woman is between 70 to 90. An adult in good shape can have an RHR of in the low 60’s while an

74

unhealthy RHR can be as high as 100. A very well conditioned athlete can have an RHR in the 40’s. To get an accurate measurement of your resting heart rate by using a heart rate monitor you should take measurements at different rested periods of the day over the course of a week - and then average them out.

Maximum heart rate Your maximum heart rate is the peak amount of beats that your heart has the potential to reach. You’ll reach your MHR when you’ve pushed your heart as far as it can go during an aerobic workout. It’s extremely difficult to accurately measure your MHR. Experienced endurance athletes do so at fitness laboratories using an electrocardiogram (ECG). To get an idea of your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from the number 220. With this formula, if you’re 35, your MHR would be 185. This formula is not an exact science and does not ensure complete accuracy. Furthermore, it’s important to understand that it can be dangerous attempting to measure your maximum heart rate, as you can cause serious damage to your body if you push it too hard.

Training heart rate Your training heart rate is the rate that you maintain during aerobic workouts in an effort to improve fitness. In order to properly train with a heart rate monitor, you should work out at a steady, rhythmic pace. This will allow you to capture consistent measurements. The right number to train at depends on your fitness goals and is widely debated among professionals. To promote general fitness you can train as low as 50 percent or as high as 70 percent of your maximum heart rate. For more experienced athletes, it’s argued that this number can be above 70 percent and as high as 80 percent of your MHR. The lower numbers are recommended for beginners. You’ll likely reach the 50 - 60 range while briskly walking, and the 60 to 70 range while running for a steady period of time.

Recovery heart rate It’s important to give your body proper rest after a workout. Your recovering heart rate is the rate that you should bring your heart down to after a workout. A good number to go by is 20 beats within your pre-workout resting heart rate.

Please mention Inside Flintshire Magazine when responding to advertisements


SELLING OR LETTING?

START HERE valuemyhome.co.uk FREE online valuation • INSTANT fee quote

Created by

E

NM

SCA

powered by

Properties marketed subject to a valuation visit

star rating as at 01/10/2018

Tarvin Mold

www.Reades.uk Estate & Letting Agents

24/7, 365

Hawarden 8 till 8, 7 days

01829 701 701 01352 870 870 01244 537 537

9:30 till 5 Mon-Fri, till 12 Sat

Profile for Inside Flintshire Magazines

INSIDE FLINTSHIRE 2 MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019 ISSUE.  

INSIDE FLINTSHIRE MAGAZINES ARE DELIVERED FREE TO OVER 21,000 HOMES & BUSINESSES MONTHLY.

INSIDE FLINTSHIRE 2 MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019 ISSUE.  

INSIDE FLINTSHIRE MAGAZINES ARE DELIVERED FREE TO OVER 21,000 HOMES & BUSINESSES MONTHLY.

Advertisement