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Welcome

Hello and welcome to the January February edition of the BT8 Focus magazine.

Contents - - - - - - - - - - - Articles - - - - - - - - - -

Technology - Beat the Bills

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New Year, New You

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Book Review

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- Dear Diary Inventions - Elevators

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Recipe - Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Taxing Times

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Travel - Cape Town

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The Better Life

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Science Facts

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Gardening - Wrap up for Winter

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Local Useful Numbers Community Pages Puzzle Solutions Index

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Happy New Year! We have a New Year, New You theme to this issue. If you’ve overindulged during the festive season, and are thinking about taking up some new exercise, we’ve some ideas for you on pages 10 to 13. Our book review features some of the best and most amusing novels written as diaries, some classics I’m sure you’ll be familiar with and hopefully one or two new ones too. We’ve also got plenty of puzzles to keep you occupied during these long Winter evenings, including a new one - Two Minutes Trial - which can be found on page 20. No cheating!

Deirdre (Editor) - - - - - - - - - - - Puzzles - - - - - - - - - - -

Sudoku Codeword Two Minutes Trial Wordsearch - Winter Quick Crossword

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Sudoku

For solution, see page 42

How to Play Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through to 9, with no repetition. That's all there is to it! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up.

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It’s January, and having eaten and drunk your way through the contents of at least three shopping trolleys during the festive season, you are feeling in need of a quick fix so you can begin to feel healthy again. The time of the year doesn’t help. Spring is still a couple of months away and although you’d love to go for a bracing walk in the park, you know that after half an hour in muddy boots, being soaked by persistent rain, you’ll give up and go home. 10

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But what’s the alternative when you need a regular exercise regime to help you lose weight and regain vitality?

normally take (for example, do you regularly walk, bicycle, play a sport, or are you a complete couch potato)?

Working out at home with the help of a video console has become a popular alternative to going out to a dance class or a gym. The great advantage is that it allows you to design a programme to suit your own needs and preferences.

If a leisurely stroll around the supermarket is your main form of exercise then a cardiovascular workout is probably not the place to start.

you? Do you have any medical conditions? How much exercise do you

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You need to build your programme slowly, so it may benefit you to start with However if - like me - you’re a beginners’ yoga class not a great self-motivator, where you will be you may find it hard to keep concentrating on breathing going without a human and stretching rather than instructor to give trying to push yourself way encouragement. After beyond your normal limits. several attempts to follow Don’t make the mistake of an aerobic routine in my assuming that yoga is just lounge I felt that the about bending your torso floorboards had suffered into strange positions whilst enough and made the inhaling incense and decision to join a regular chanting. There are a exercise class. variety of different kinds of So how do you find a yoga out there - some are movement class that will not for the faint hearted! suit you? Iyengar Yoga is a great A quick browse round the choice for all levels from websites of local clubs is beginners to experienced likely to reveal a baffling yogis. With its main array of exercise styles with emphasis on detail, exotic-sounding names precision and correct body such as Zumba, Pilates, alignment Iyengar yoga Iyengar Yoga, Spinning, tailors the practice of poses Hatha Yoga and Tai Chi. in a safe way to the individual’s ability. You are It’s nice to be spoiled for in good hands as teachers choice, but there are a few are trained to correct things to consider before postures with appropriate you start shopping for the lycra bodysuit and matching use of props like blocks, bricks and belts. accessories. How old are

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can look forward to a fantastic sense of release and revitalisation at the end of each class.

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A fitness programme that is currently enjoying huge success in this country is Zumba. Invented by Columbian choreographer Alberto Perez in the 1990s, Zumba combines exercise with dance. Unlike conventional dance classes where the instructor faces the class and teaches a series of steps, Zumba is a continuous series of free-flowing moves – the instructor sometimes stands with his or her back to the class, demonstrating actions for the students to follow. With its slogan “Ditch the workout – join the party”, it offers a great way to enjoy exercise without feeling that you are being observed and judged by the instructor. If you enjoy dancing to music then this is probably a good choice, but do think twice if your movement is restricted or if you suffer from high blood pressure.

know that yoga is about doing as much as you feel your own body can manage. It is definitely not a competitive sport. After working through the yoga poses, the classes usually finish with relaxation time Shavasana is everyone’s favourite part - so you float home feeling relaxed and calmer.

However you decide to pursue your new exercise regime, make a promise to yourself to keep it up. You won’t really start feeling the benefit until you’ve settled in to your new classes and begun to master those new moves. After a few weeks you’ll be surprised to find how much better you feel, both physically and mentally.

There are a variety of different kinds of yoga, some of which are really quite challenging for a beginner, so do have a chat with the instructor before booking your course to make sure that you have chosen the right type for you.

It may take a few attempts before you find a class that suits you, but it will be worth it in the end. Make sure the New Year really does mean a new you. By Claudia Leaf

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MAKE 2013 THE YEAR YOU TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES Hopefully your other New Year’s resolutions are going well, so here are a few financial ones to help you make the most of 2013. 1) Check your savings rate - Some savings accounts are paying as little as 0.1% interest but it is easy to switch to a better rate. Also check that you are not paying tax on the interest if you don’t need to – if you are a non-taxpayer you can fill in a simple form to get interest paid gross or opt for an ISA which is tax-free. 2) Check your mortgage deal - Bad news for savers is good news for borrowers, as many of us have seen our mortgage payments reduce. However, a lower payment doesn’t necessarily mean you are getting the best rate, as lenders are keen to attract remortgage customers and there are some great deals out there with low fees. This could also be a good time to overpay, reduce the interest payable and get your mortgage cleared early. 3) Check insurance renewal dates - You know you should shop around for your insurance cover, but renewal notices usually only come in two weeks in advance and don’t give you much time to look elsewhere. Take a note now of when your car, home and private medical insurance is due for renewal and start shopping around a month before. 4) Know what you are paying for - Have a look through your bank statement – do you know where all the direct debits and standing orders are actually going? If you have financial products, such as pensions, life insurance or income protection then make sure you have the policy documents and you know exactly what you are paying for. 5) Make a will - This is one that most people put off, but having a will in place can make all the difference to your family if the worst happens. And finally... 6) Get your finances on track for 2013 by booking your free, no-obligation financial review with Freedom Financial Planning - And let us help you with all of the above! Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage

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Codeword Each letter in this puzzle is represented by a number between 1 and 25. The codes for three letters are shown. As you find the letters, add them in the box below. Solution on p43

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FORGIVENESS OF SINS Through this man (the Lord Jesus Christ) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things. (Bible – Acts 13 v 38 &39)

LASTING CONTENTMENT Blessed (happy) is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. (Bible – Psalms 32 v 1)

CERTAINTY OF HEAVEN For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (in Heaven). (Bible – John 3 v 16) DEAR READER It is our desire and prayer that 2013 will be the beginning of a happy future for you. True joy and lasting happiness can only be found through a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Have you considered the cost of dying without Him as Saviour? For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Bible – Mark 8 v 36) He that believeth not the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God abideth on him. (Bible – John 3 v 36) For more info or a free Bible contact:

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St Ita’s Primary School

School reopens for pupils on Wednesday 9th January 2013. P6 Year Group Mass – Thursday 24th January 2013 at 9.00am P5 Year Group Mass – Thursday 7th February 2013 at 9.00am Spring Half Term School closes from Monday 18th February and reopens on Monday 25th February 2013. St Patrick’s Day School closed on Monday 18th March 2013. Easter Holidays School closes @ 11.45 on Holy Thursday 28th March and reopens on Tuesday 9th April 2013

St Ita’s Christmas Shows:

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Belvoir Presbyterian Church 50th Anniversary Service: Sunday 24th February 2013 11am & 6:30pm

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Community Pages Newtownbreda Library NEW OPENING HRS

Cairnshill Methodist Church: Special Services: Methodist Covenant Service with Holy Communion 6th Jan, 11:30am.

Opening Hours: Monday 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm Thursday 1 pm - 8pm Friday 10 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm Storytime every Saturday 10.30am - 11am

Carryduff Historical Society ‘Members’ Night’ An opportunity to bring along interesting objects, family research or old stories you’ve found or know.

Organisations Restart Dates in 2013: Mums and Tots. 10:30am Tues 8th Jan. GB Explorers. 6:30pm Tues 8th Jan. GB Company Sect. 7:30pm Tues 8th Jan BB Junior Sect. 6:30pm Thur 10th Jan Junior Youth Club. 6:30pm Fri 11th Jan. Senior Youth Club. 8.00pm Fri 11th Jan. More details on our website: www.cairnshillmethodist.org

The meeting takes place in the Committee Room in the Lough Moss Centre, Carryduff at 8pm on Monday 14th January. All Welcome

Belvoir Methodist Church:

Website: www.carryduffhistoricalsociety.org.uk

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Special Services: Methodist Covenant Service with Holy Communion 6th Jan, 10:00am.

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From page 26, Wordsearch Hidden Phrase is “Winter is not a season, it is an occupation” Sinclair Lewis from pg 18, Codeword solution

From page 20, Two Minutes Trial Solution to puzzle 1: FOR, FRO, FRY, OFT, ORT, ROT, SOY, STY, TOR, TOY, TRY, FORT, ORTS, ROSY, ROTS, SOFT, SORT, TORS, TOYS, FORTS, FORTY, FROST, SOFTY, STORY, FROSTY Solution to puzzle 2: DEN, DEW, NEE, END, EWE, WED, WEN, WED, WEE, DEED, NEED, WEED, WEND, ENDED, WENDED 42

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Cairnshill Primary School Dates for your Diary 7th January – new term commences 11th January – P1 and nursery applications to be returned. PSA Events 22nd February Table Quiz @Four Winds March/April – Money Trail 17th May – May Ball, Ramada 14th June – BBQ, Harlequins Four Nations Maths Challenge During two days in November, the P7 pupils took part in the Primary Maths Challenge – a series of online maths activities hosted by ‘3P Learning.’ Pupils from England Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland competed against each other to score points for their school. Cairnshill was the highest scoring school in Northern Ireland for the second year running. On 13th December Dillon O’Brien and Daniel Rainey from Primary 7 (pictured above) will be going to London to visit the House of Lords to an awards ceremony. Well done to our P7 mathematicians! Policing, Environmental, Health, Housing and other Community Issues addressed

Free Membership for 1 year for first time members Contact the Secretary: Brian Dunwoody Tel:- 079 0845 0119 or email: belvoircommunityassociation97@yahoo.com

TinyLife Tel: 028 90 815050

Belvoir Church of Ireland Canon Tom Keightley 02890 643777 Sunday Service: Family Service 11am For details of all other worship services & activities please contact the Church Office on 02890 491436 or email: belvoir@summermadness.co.uk

Operation Lipstick Ladies Challenge in Castlewellan Forest Park on Saturday 23rd March 2013.

Newtownbreda Baptist

Teams of 6 - Entry fee of £10 per person and raise a min of £100 per person Experience Archery, Wall Climbing, Raft Building and Raft Racing.

Can't make it out on Sunday morning or evening? Join us live at www.NewtownbredaBaptist.com

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Community Pages Forestside Christian Centre Sunday Service 11am & 6:30pm Contact Pastor Sam on Tel: 028 9064 1000 Sunday School, Youth & Seniors Activities

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Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Parish of Drumbo and Carryduff

88 Belvoir Drive, Belfast. BT8 7FR

Father Martin Kelly, Tel: 028 90 812238

Belvoir Presbyterian Church

Sunday Masses: Vigil Mass: Saturday 6pm Sunday: 9am, 10:30am & 12 noon

Tel: 028 90 492641 Sunday Services: 11:00am & 6:30pm Wednesday 7:30pm: Bible Study and Prayer Meeting For details of Lunch Club, Women’s, Men’s Children’s or Youth activities, please contact the Minister Dr Rodger Crooks at the number above or on 077 4669 8528 email: belvoirpci@live.co.uk www.belvoirpresbyterian.co.uk

Newtownbreda Baptist Church Tel: 028 90649402 Sunday Services 11am & 7pm GriefShare (grief recovery support group) Sunday Children’s Ministry: (all ages) Sunday 11.30-12.30pm Parent & Toddlers Group: Fri 10.30am12pm Contact the office on Tel: 02890 649402 for more details

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Many groups meet in the Parish Centre behind the Ivanhoe. Please see our website for more details www.parishofdrumboandcarryduff.org

Belvoir Methodist Church Sunday Service 10am & 7pm

Youth Groups: Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, Tuesdays from 6.30pm. Monday 7pm Prayer Meeting

Monday 8pm Bowling Fellowship

Tuesday 10:30am Coffee Morning Thursday 10am Thursday 8pm Belvoir Art Club (fortnightly) MWI Bible Study Community Prayer Meeting Last Monday of each month 11am Contact: Rev Colin Duncan by email cj.duncan@btinternet.com or call 90 790570 www.belvoirmethodistchurch.org.uk

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Cairnshill Methodist Church Sunday Service 11:30 am Tel: 90 790570 Youth Groups: Girls’ Brigade: Tuesdays from 6.15pm. Boys’ Brigade, junior section: Thurs 6.30pm Monday 10:30am Mums and Tots

Spamount Congregational Church, Knockbracken (Ballymaconaghy Rd)

Sunday Services 11.30 am Morning Worship Service Evening Service 7pm ‘Word @ Seven’

Monday 7:30pm Fight ‘n’ Fit

Sunday School & Bible Class10:30am

Wednesday 10:30am Bible Study Wednesday 7:30pm Praise Group Practice

Youth Fellowship alternate Sundays 8:15pm

Friday 6:30pm Junior Youth Club

Monday Mums & Tots 10am - 12 noon

Friday 8pm Senior Youth Club

Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 8pm

contact Rev Colin Duncan by email cj.duncan@btinternet.com or call 90 790570. www.cairnshillmethodist.org

Friday Campaigners 7pm (primary school age), Ignite - 8pm (Youth Group)

Saintfield Road Presbyterian Church Tel: 90 799220

Contact:- Rev Jim Lyons Tel: 02890817191 Email: pastor.knockbracken.con@gmail.com

Sunday Worship:11am & 7pm

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Milltown Baptist Church

Monday Rainbows, Brownies and Girl Guides from 6:15pm Wednesday Parents and Tots, 10:30-12 noon Friday Squirrels (3:45pm), Beavers, Cubs, Scouts from 6:30pm The Vibe Youth Club (year 8 and above), meeting in Cairnshill Methodist. 8-10pm Minister Rev Alistair R Bill. email: abill@presbyterianireland.org

Newtownbreda Gospel Hall

Sunday Service: 11am Sunday School: 11.15am Time 4 Men: Wed 10am– 12noon Ladies 3 C’s – Craft, Coffee, Chat: 1st & 4th Wed in the month, 10am-12noon Fellowship Hour: 1st Thurs 2.30pm Parent & Toddlers: Fri 10.30am – 12noon Please see our website for more detail www.milltownyourlocalchurch.com

Gospel Meeting Sundays 7pm Sunday School 3 - 3:45pm (Sept to June) Young People’s Meeting Mon 7pm (Oct - March) For enquiries and transport, Tel William: 028 90 813500 96A Newtownbreda Rd, BT8 4BP www.newtownbredagospelhall.com

Purdysburn Gospel Hall Gospel Meeting: alternate Tuesdays 7:30pm (Oct to April) For enquiries and transport, Tel William: 028 90 813500 Purdysburn Village, BT8 8LJ

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Dog Grooming

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Bathrooms

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Powerwashing 19 9 19

Financial Services

Beauty Salon Liisa Gormley Beauty Tranquility Beauty

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Blinds Classic Blinds

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Freedom Financial The Mortgage Shop

Fuel Supplier Knockbracken Fuels Logs for Sale

Builder

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Car Servicing

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Carpet Cleaning Cleaning Doctor

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Belfast Kitchen Company KRS Kitchens & Interiors

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Newtownbreda Gospel Hall

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Piano Lessons with Chantal

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Podiatrist

Dance Clothing 12

Good Feet Mark Lowe

Adrian Murray Plumbing Cherry Plumbing Slevin Plumbing

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Property Maintenance Newtown Home Improvements

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Shutters 5

Slimming Club Slimming World

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Tree Surgeon Gillespie Tree Care Clarke Cunningham Tree Maintenance

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Tyres Breda Tyre and Exhaust Centre

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Upholstery Gary Neeson Upholstery

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Vets Hollygate Veterinary Clinic

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Carryduff Hypnotherapy

Landscaping

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Children’s Activities

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Lara Keery Drama Classes Youth Lyric

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Professional Window Cleaning

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Window Cleaning Professional Window Cleaning 33

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