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Welcome

Happy New Year! A brand new year is here and so is our January issue – the perfect pick-me-up to those dark and damp January days. If you’ve got the post-Christmas blues, brighten up your home with our pick of some of the best bright and bold home wear available to buy right now. It’s not just our homes that we’re hoping to get noticed, but ourselves too. So, if one of your New Year’s Resolutions’ is to stand out from the crowd, be sure to check out this month’s Style feature showcasing speak-for-themselves-accessories, guaranteed to cheer up any grey and grizzly afternoon. Of course, a new year always signals a new start so with that in mind keep your eyes peeled to your favourite community magazine as there’s some VERY exciting changes, coming very soon… In the meantime, have a fantastic month. The RH Uncovered Team

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Contents

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Competitions 7 Win a Treatment at The Barefoot Healing Retreat Homes and Gardens 14 How to review, revise and rekindle your garden 30 Clear the Clutter 36 Beat the Blues Family 20 42

Give yourself a boost in 2013 Pet Care in Winter

Lifestyle and Leisure 18 New Year, New Diet 24 Be Bold 40 Ford B-Max 44 Something for Nothing Anyone? Business Directory 46 Call the Experts Community 10 Out and About 11 Whats On 12 Community Pages

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Barefoot Healing

arefoot Healing was created in 2006 from an idea I had whilst suffering Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome after sustaining a violent attack at work.

I believe by taking you into nature and away from your hectic life we create a moment of reflection and that is when the real healing takes place.

As one door shuts another opens, and by chance a serendipity moment was created. A terrible twist of fate transformed and projected me onto a path of healing and transformation.

Everything is slowed down and our internal answers show themselves to us and we discover the euphoric moments of clarity and vision.

Through my convalescence I put together an idea to take people on retreat to slip off their shoes and run free for a while. The first retreat was held in May 2007 and the rest you could say, is history. Barefoot Healing is now a diverse holistic company running retreats in an eco-lodge and staying in Tipi/Bell tents. I run a shop at Tilgate Park that provides holistic therapies, courses and readings.

We offer a corporate package with water-sports and outdoor adventure as well as an holistic wellbeing curriculum. I have a team of fantastic therapists that provide a unique package of alternative therapies. As a teacher I run meditation and well-being courses in various subjects with a choice of additional teachers who visit us on a regular basis.

Our aim is to remind you of the spirit that resides within us all and to transform you as an individual onto a path of self discovery and awareness. Through knowledge and positive attitude your life can change for the better. If we spend time to assimilate our feelings and practise a better way of caring for ourselves, we create a life we deserve. By looking after your mind, body and your spirit you create a life of balance and harmony which can only filter positivity into every aspect of your life. Step into your potential with us now. Corina, Barefoot Healing

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Out and About in RH10 January is here and brings thoughts of what the exciting New Year may have in store. Perhaps you want to socialise more, or spend time doing something to benefit others, if so, have you thought about adding volunteering to your to-do list? As I discovered this month, it’s easier and even more rewarding than you think! There are an array of local charities and groups in need of some hands-on-help, so be sure to check out our volunteering special on our packed community pages to see how you can get involved. Remember, I’m always on the look-out for great groups and events to feature on our community pages so do get in touch! Your community feature writer, Shelley Shelley@mantramagazines.co.uk

Great Groups to Join this New Year Autism Support Crawley Autism Support Crawley is open to anyone who is a parent or carer of a child or young adult on the Autistic Spectrum or with a Social Communication Disorder. The friendly group meet on the first Thursday of every month at The Children and Family Centre, Creasys Drive, Broadfield, from 7.30 pm - 9.15 pm. Tea and coffee are provided and there is a £1 entry fee. For further information, email Maria at casrh10@hotmail.co.uk or visit our website www.autismsupportcrawley.bt.co.uk Crawley Artists Group Unwind and discover your inner creativity by joining a group of Crawley artists. Artists of all ability are welcome to go along to Tuesday morning meetings held between 09:30 - 11:30am at the Elim Church Hall, Ifield. Want to find out more? Call Jackie on 01293 511484.

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Volunteering

Have you made volunteering one of your resolutions? This month I visited local charity shops to see what volunteers most enjoyed about donating their spare time to their local community.

"I really love to be able to say that I helped after a shift," Lucy Akao a volunteer for Crawley's YMCA shop says. "As I'm job-hunting at the moment, it gives me a sense of achievement. It's far better than sitting at home doing nothing!" Amy Hewitt, another local jobseeker is also giving up some of her spare time to help in the British Heart Foundation shop: "Volunteering gives me great hands-on experience, while I'm looking for work. The fact that it's for charity is really rewarding!" "I enjoy helping my local community," Kelly Virgo a long-serving volunteer for Crawley Community Church's Revive shop says. "Every day is different, there's always something to do. It's a lovely way to show off the Church and meet other community members. I also enjoy finding a bargain or two!" If you would like to spare a few hours of your time, give these local shops a call - they are all in desperate need of more enthusiastic volunteers; YMCA 01293 542919, British Heart Foundation 0844 499 4182 and Revive 01293 532053.


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Flix in the Stix present: Calendar Girls Join Lingfield's film club in the Community Centre for a community feel good film: Calendar Girls starring Julie Walters, Helen Mirren, Annette Crosbie, Penelope Wilton. Tickets £5.

The Group

A club for unattached men and women aged 45+, based in Haywards Heath. Walking, eating out, sport, arts & music, theatre, travel. Not a dating agency, but an opportunity to make new friends doing the things you enjoy. Meetings in Haywards Heath on the second Monday of every month. www.thegroup.org.uk

Good As New Sales

Support Maria and the League of Friends with their good as new sales. Held in Crawley Hospital's Reception. Donated items are always welcome.

Starlight Fund Raising Day

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Come and experience a January magical energy enhancing facial massage from Hawaii. Watch a demo, learn one or two techniques or simply relax and enjoy this enchanting massage. We are running a series of taster fun-shops throughout the day; each one will have a limited number of places to ensure an intimate & fun experience.

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Cuisine Studio presents Jazz Café Friday 18th January – Open from 7.00pm Sit back, relax and enjoy the best of live Jazz with the John Gowers Jazz Quartet combined with finest Bistro menus at our regular Jazz Café evenings. Tickets: Entry £5.00 Please reserve a table for a meal by calling Mandy, Roger or Paul on 01342 324860

Steve Biddulph - Raising Girls Thursday 24th January at 7.30pm Steve Biddulph is world famous for his Raising Boys, but now its girls he’s worried about. Come and hear what we have to do to raise our daughters to be wise, warm and strong. Profoundly moving, practical and often hilarious All Tickets: £15.00

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Get Hands on in the Community ould you like to help others? Want to feel like you’ve made a difference in your community? Fancy the opportunity to share your knowledge or skills? Then our community needs you! If you’re yet to add volunteering to your New Year’s Resolutions list, make sure you do. With a variety of great local organisations and charities urgently needing help, why not spare a few hours giving not only others, but yourself a welldeserved boost?

Careers Development Group Phone: 0300 247 2222, Email: volunteers@cdguk.org www.cdgvolunteers.com With Crawley having one of the highest rates of long-term unemployment in West Sussex, helping jobseekers find Crawley Community and themselves a permanent position Voluntary Service, would be a fantastic way of Phone: 01293 657000, starting the New Year. 30 year Email: info@crawleycvs.org old charity, Careers Development “There’s a vast range of local Group, based in Crawley’s volunteering opportunities Belgrave House, is looking for available,” Shelley Jones from community members to help get Crawley’s Volunteer Centre says. local residents currently out of “From dog walking, through to work back into employment. mentoring ex-offenders, to becoming someone’s fishing “Everyone can offer something,” partner, there’s so many Sally Goodger the charity’s interesting positions available for Regional Volunteering Manager local residents to get involved.” says. “We’d love local residents to get involved, who have skills Currently, the volunteer centre to share to give our unemployed have over 130 vacant residents motivation and the volunteering placements belief that they can once again available within our community, find employment. We need so if you can spare any time at people who can help with CV’s, all, get in touch! practise necessary interview skills and to boost our nervous “Give me a call or email me,” job- hunters’ confidence. All we Shelley continues. “We’ll then ask is that you spare two hours a have an informal chat about your month. Volunteering is a two-way hobbies and interests and then street, you are using your skills match you with an opportunity positively, to give something that suits your skills. back and also benefitting others. It’s a great feeling!” It’s very easy to do and better still, it’s really rewarding!” “Not many people realise that they can make a difference, but you can,” Shelley says. “It’s very easy to sit back and criticise what’s going on, but by getting involved you can help to improve your community.”

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Cat’s Protection League 01293 226155 www.catsprotection.co.uk Love cats? No room to re-home any more four legged-friends? Don’t worry! Be a kitty-cuddler instead! The Cat’s Protection League are in need of reliable people to spend time petting cats currently on the look-out for new homes. With a massive increase in the number of kittens in their care, it’s important that they are used to being handled from a small age, so sign up today! Charity Shops If you are looking to gain some volunteering experience (or perhaps you are a job-seeker looking to gain some retail experience) why not get handson in a local charity shop? RH10 has a huge variety of charity shops, all of which are looking out for volunteers to help out. You could be serving customers using the till, going through donated stock or even merchandising – no two days are ever the same. Current stores looking for volunteers are: British Heart Foundation, 38 The Broadway, Crawley 01293 532 053 Revive 46 The Broadway, Crawley 0844 499 4182 St Catherine’s Hospice Shop 31 The Broadway, Crawley 01293 552 462 YMCA 33 The Broadway, Crawley 01293 542 919 Scope 13 The Broadway, Crawley 01293 613 292


Remember you can always contact your MP Henry Smith by writing to: Henry Smith, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA or by calling: 01293 934554. Do you have an interesting job? Let us know! We’d love to feature you in an upcoming edition of RH10 Uncovered, so get in touch: Email - Shelley@mantramagazines.co.uk or telephone 01293 824 088.


How to review, revise and rekindle your garden anuary, as ever, is a time to reflect on your garden. You should use this quiet period to look back at the garden year and recall all those things that passed through your mind whilst mowing or weeding, pruning or planting. This is the moment to right all the wrongs and plan for the seasons ahead. At this stage, do not eliminate anything. You may think that some of these items are too big, or too much of a challenge, but it is wise to look at the whole, because an answer may be more achievable than you think if you examine all the factors that are The chances are, simply, that it causing your problem. wasn’t wet enough. If it has the water, then it should thrive, but Reviewing the successes and you should be careful not to failures in the garden calls for make snap judgements. Within objectivity, and a realisation Gunnera lies a weakness for that not all plants will thrive in damp cold, which is not the your patch. The same process most useful attribute if you applies with an established wish to grow in Britain. If garden, as with a new garden. unprotected for a couple of What are the microclimates, tough winters (lots of snow and soil conditions, aspect and freezing after rain) then the water supply? plant will surrender and fade away as the basal rosette of To give you an example, let’s the plant requires covering take an extreme plant, Gunnera over winter, usually with the Manicata. This broad leaved, leaves removed from the plant. spiky, rhubarb-like perennial So, if you are looking at a sad loves water, and is very often Gunnera, look at its grown as a pond marginal, with surroundings and ask if it is its’ roots half in, half out of the wet enough, and if it is wet water. Here, it thrives, and enough, is it protected. many people are impressed with its size and stature. But Different parts of the garden when they put it in their own can have different effects, and a plot, it produces one or two frost pocket can hold sway on small leaves and eventually one corner of the garden, whilst succumbs to nature and dies. twenty metres away, all will be well with temperamental plants. 14 - How to review, revise and rekindle your garden

This is what I mean by reviewing the garden. An objective analysis of what is happening. If it transpires that Gunnera is not suited to your garden, then check through the garden books to see if you can find something similar. A couple of plants to look at are Rheum Atropurpureum (Ornamental Rhubarb) and Crambe Cordifoilia, both of which tolerate dry conditions, and are hardier with the winter. As far as the structure of the garden is concerned, then the review process is about how the garden is matching up to your expectations of using it. Simple things like “If I want to sit in the sun, is the sun shining on the patio”, or “Why does everybody walk through my lavender hedge and not round it?”


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New Year, New Diet

Start the New Year as you mean to go on with healthy meal choices that the whole family will enjoy. Kick-start the day with a vitamin-enriched fruit medley breakfast, guaranteed to keep everyone full until lunch and serve up quick and easy pan fried mackerel for tea, packed full of omega 3.

Pan Fried Mackerel in Lemon Oatmeal Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 2

Ingredients: 100g The Oatmeal of Alford Fine 2 Unwaxed Lemons, 1 zested 50g Flour 1 egg, beaten 4 frozen Waitrose Cornish Mackeral Fillets, defrosted taken from a 500g pack 2 tbsp olive oil Method Place the oatmeal on a plate with the lemon zest and a little seasoning. Combine lightly. Place the flour on another plate and the egg in a shallow bowl.

Finally, press into the oatmeal to coat fully on both sides. Heat the oil in a shallow frying pan, then gently fry the fillets for 4-5 minutes on each side until the coating is golden and the flesh is opaque.

Serve the mackeral with the remaining lemon cut into wedges, and a fresh salad of watercress and chicory.

Pat the fillets dry using kitchen paper. Dip each fillet first in flour to lightly coat each side, then briefly in the egg.

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Cook's Tips Instead of frozen fillets, use 2 fresh mackeral from the fish service counter, where you can have the fillets prepared. If fine oatmeal is not available, use standard oatmeal blitzed to a finer texture in a food processor.


Breakfast Fruit Medley

This wholesome fruit compote makes the perfect start to the day, topped with low-fat yoghurt and crunchy honey-coated seeds. Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Total time: 25 minutes, Serves: 6 Ingredients 500g pack Waitrose Soft Five Fruit Medley, 400ml Waitrose Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, 4 tbsp Waitrose 5 Seed Mix, 2 tbsp Waitrose Pure Clear Honey,

4tbsp Onken Natural Biopot, 0.1% Fat Stirred Yoghurt

Method Place the dried fruit in a medium pan and pour over the orange juice. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer slightly for 10 minutes, until the fruit has softened and started to swell in size.

Leave to cool slightly to allow mixture to become crisp. Divide the fruit between 6 bowls and pour over the orangje juice from the pan. Top each with 1 tbsp of yoghurt, and scatter with the seeds.

Set to one side and allow to cool. Meanwhile, place the seeds in a dry frying pan and toast for 2 minutes until lightly golden and starting to pop.

Make your own fruit mix - try figs, prunes and dates, add a sliced banana at the end of cooking time.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the honey. The honey will sizzle at first but keep stirring until the seeds become until the seeds are coated.

Cook's tips

Make up double quantities of fruit and crunchy seeds: they will keep in airtight containers in the fridge for 3-4 days.

More than 5,000 additional recipes can be found at www.waitrose.com/recipes.

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Give yourself a boost in 2013!

Now is the time to turn your New Year’s resolutions into reality! Central Sussex College is offering local people, both young and not-so-young, the chance to give their New Year a boost, with a wide selection of vocational and professional full and part-time courses available at its campuses across Sussex, starting early in 2013. Courses are available for those looking to improve their skills and career prospects, update or enhance their qualifications, take their learning to the next level, find an apprenticeship and even those just looking to try a new hobby. With a whole host of courses to choose from, and plenty of apprenticeship vacancies with local employers currently on the books of the College’s Job Shop, there really is something to get everyone’s New Year off to a flying start!

Concessions and financial support packages are also available so if you think you can’t afford to get your plans on track, think again! Director of Student Support at the College, Alison White, says: “It’s very important that people are aware of the opportunity to enrol in early 2013, as many will probably think they have missed the boat if they didn’t secure a place in September.

45,000 16 to 18 year olds nationally study an apprenticeship through their local college.* I’d encourage anyone considering a course, for whatever reason, to get in touch and speak to one of our supportive and knowledgeable Admissions Advisers who will be happy to help and advise. “From full-time courses available for young people who are not currently in education or employment, to the variety of part-time courses on offer to those of all ages including adult education, professional qualifications and industrial updating, Central Sussex College’s New Year courses are a great way to make 2013 a year to remember.” Visit www.centralsussex.ac.uk/2013 for details courses and apprenticeships starting in 2013. *Courtesy of Association of Colleges

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Let your accessories do the talking with our pick of the best, bold and bright bags, belts and scarves, guaranteed to get you noticed this January. Coloured twill jean £15, Stripe long line tee - £10 Crewneck jumper - £17 Multicolour stripe scarf - £4 Double buckle satchel - £15 from www.heatonstores.com

Double breasted jacket - £49 Slim leg trousers - £28 Tweed baker bot hat - £14 Dogtooth driving gloves - £8 from M&Co.

Large Soft Tote in Blue, www.matalan.co.uk £12 Add some colour to those cold January mornings with a bold, eye-catching bag, big enough for all of your necessities.

Sterling Silver Magnetic Sparkle Bracelets, www.whatsabouttown.com £46 Christmas may be over, but a girl still needs a bit of sparkle to put a spring in her step. Look out for blingy bracelets in a variety of cheerful colours.

Avoca Electric Picnic Umbrella, barley-sugar.co.uk, £37 Don’t let the rain get you down, instead use your brolly as a statement. Choose bright and interesting umbrellas to ensure you get noticed, even in a downpour.

Chunky Gold and Woven Ribbon Necklace, www.whatsabouttown.com £15 What better way is there to update a simple outfit than with a chunky colourful necklace? Wow the crowds with a striking pendant.

Blue Deco Purse, www.jijikiki.com £12 Show you mean business in the January sales with a block style retro purse, only you’ll know if it doesn’t hold many pennies!

Red Cloche Hat, www.east.co.uk £25 Fed up of commuting to work amongst a sea of dull grey and black suits? Stand out from the crowd in a vivid hat. For the ultimate look, team with bright red lips.

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Clear the Clutter ith the start of a New Year many people think about getting rid of their clutter and starting afresh with a clean tidy house, or indeed they may be thinking about selling their house and need to get rid of some clutter to show their house to the best advantage. Feng Shui practioners believe that clutter drains energy from you. Depending on the Feng Shui area of your home where your clutter is located, it can also negatively influence, or even completely block, the flow of events in specific areas of your life. So it sounds like it really would be of benefit to rid ourselves of the clutter!

2. Choose a day when the weather is fine, and move everything out of the room you are decluttering and take outside. I find it is always more invigorating to work in the fresh air rather than staying indoors. 3. Sort your clutter into three piles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one for taking to the local tip, one for either donating to a charity shop or for selling on-line and the other with all the items you want to keep. Do be firm with yourself - if you haven't used something for the last twelve months the chances are you never will, so get rid of it.

In order to help you get started with decluttering and to regain your high energy levels I have put together a few tips on decluttering. 1. We very often hold on to things for emotional reasons, but do we really need to keep every birthday card, postcard, magazine we have received in the last few years? If you wanted you could always photograph the postcards and birthday cards and keep a record of them on your PC. 30 - Clear the Clutter

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Beat the Blues righten up dark and dull January days by adding eye-catching pops of colour to your home. Follow our style inspiration to guarantee you keep those pesky blues at bay.

Handy Rug, www.bazaarvelvet.co.uk, price available on request Quirky bright printed rugs and wall-hangings are a great way of brightening up kids’ bedrooms or play areas. On a budget? Why not attempt the look yourself?

Fluoro Fringe Floor Lamp in Lime, £180.00 www.frenchbedroom company.co.uk, Add colour and character to any room with the addition of a bold and bright light. Lime and turquoise lamps are must buys for January 2013.

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Alessi La Rosa Fruit Bowl, www.redcandy.co.uk, £41.00 Make your five-a-day look even more appealing in a vivid fruit bowl. For the ultimate look: place on a centralised coffee table to grab guests attention! Pantone Universe Lime Green 398 Canvas, www.mollieandfred.co.uk £22.99 Update your bedroom with a block colour canvas to banish those post-Xmas blues. Look out for vivid limes, bright blues and warming oranges to really add a wow to your walls. Karlsson Spider Numbers Multi Coloured Clock, www.redcandy.co.uk, £48.00 Give your kitchen wall a focal point that the whole family will love with an eye-catching clock: the brighter, the better! Lux Fabric Sofa, Very.co.uk, £269.00 If you’re looking to add a statement piece to your living room, why not invest in a bright new sofa? Retro-inspired, bold pieces are must have additions to take you through the New Year and brightly beyond.

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Ford B-Max ord has ditched its forgettable Fusion and replaced it with a bold car sporting no B-pillars, but is it any good? We find out.

What is it? It is the first car in a massive product offensive from the Blue Oval, designed to keep the car giant profitable in Europe. The B-Max replaces the forgettable – but muchloved among certain UK buyers – Fusion and goes up against rivals from Vauxhall, Honda, Nissan and Citroen in the B-segment MPV market. But to steal sales away from these firms, the B-Max has a party-piece – no B-pillars.

auto headlamps and Ford system – a clever voice control and device integration system. It’s a £250 option on all models bar the Titanium. What’s it like to drive? At launch we drove the 1.0-litre Ecoboost 118bhp and the 1.6-litre diesel. The 1.0-litre is a blast yet still offers agreeable fuel economy figures – 55.4mpg combined is quoted – while the 1.6-litre diesel is sluggish. It has light steering and the ride is supple. The B-Max retains the Fiesta’s fun handling – a car on which it’s based.

What’s under the bonnet? Petrol buyers will be able to choose between the new 1.0 litre Ecoboost engine with 99bhp or 118bhp. There’s also a 1.4 litre Duratorq with 89bhp and a 1.6-litre Ti-VCT unit with 104bhp and an automatic gearbox. Diesels include a 1.5 with 74bhp and a 1.6 with 94bhp. Ford says the best seller will be the 1.6-litre diesel, but, in time, the 1.0-litre could claim that title.

What do the press think of it? The Telegraph said: ‘After the execrable Fusion, Ford has worked hard to produce something different and worthwhile. This is a well-engineered car, safe and good looking.’ Honest John adds: ‘And anyone already contemplating a Citroen C3 Picasso, a Hyundai ix20, a Kia Venga, a Toyota Verso S or a Vauxhall Meriva should get down to their Ford dealers and take a look.’

What’s the spec like? The range kicks off at £12,995 for the Studio 1.4-litre petrol which comes with electric mirrors and electric windows front and rear, while prices top out at £18,895 for the Titanium 1.6-litre diesel. That model comes as standard with 16-inch alloys,

We asked Ford of Britain MD Mark Ovenden how much of a change the B-Max is over the old Fusion. ‘It’s a completely different vehicle. Fusion did pretty well for us and our dealers, but with B-Max the wow is the door system. B-Max also has lots of style, a large range of clever features and,

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of course, there’s the 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine. The B-Max is an excellent car – whereas the Fusion was essentially just a high-riding vehicle. B-Max has a got a lot more strength to it. As one of my younger colleagues said to me, the B-Max is more of an automotive app than a car!’ What do we think of it? This could well be the new class-leader as it makes other cars in this sector seem terribly conservative. Without having the benefit of trying all the engines and specifications, we can only really recommend the 1.0-litre Ecoboost 118bhp Titanium model which retails at £17,595. It’s not cheap but it’s probably worth the money. By James Baggott, editor of Car Dealer Magazine (CarDealerMagazine.co.uk)

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Pet Care in Winter With the dark nights and the cold weather it can be difficult to maintain your dog’s exercise levels. But this is just the time when they may be more prone to getting stiff because of the cold and damp weather. Regular exercise is a must for any pet’s quality of life so it is important to make time to get out for a walk. Beware of the risks of walking in the dark though, and wear pale and/or reflective clothing and collars to avoid accidents. Other hazards to look out for at this time of year include dogs eating autumn fruits and developing digestive problems so prevent access to fallen apples, conkers, etc.

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Also bear in mind that anti-freeze is highly palatable but poisonous for pets. Many people these days let off fireworks around Christmas and New Year so be prepared. Keep pets indoors on New Year’s Eve and if your pet is particularly anxious, please contact your vet as they will have a range of treatments to help.


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Something for nothing anyone? by Nigel Fleming

eing a computer “expert” people often think I know about the whole internet, which in case you hadn’t noticed is a rather large “beast”. Unfortunately it’s slightly tricky to be an oracle of the world wide web but here are a few cheeky websites to get yourself something free.

The payment process can be a slow one taking a few months but it will happen. Have a look at ww.quidco.com & www.topcashback.co.uk which are two of the UK leaders. I use Quidco quite a lot, they also let you register credit card details and pay you when you shop in certain shops in the “real world”.

Cashback websites These are websites that make commission from retail websites for bringing customers through their “online doors”. Then, when they receive their commission for sales made, they say “Thank you very much” and rather kindly give you some of it.

Free product Samples Fancy some free samples of products to try?

As a customer, to get this to work, you go to the cashback website and then use their links to the shops you wish to purchase from. Any purchases you then make are tracked and you will literally end up with some cashback.

Anything from cosmetics to food or free gym passes, even pet food if that’s your kind of thing.

Manufacturers who believe in their products like to give away free samples as they are confident you’ll come back to buy more.

There’s no commitment or pressure to buy, but it can be nice to try new things.

Take a peek on www.freebielist.com or www.all4freeuk.co.uk to find out more, there are plenty of others too, just “Google it”. Computer Software Not all software costs you money, often it is free and contains some form of advertising or is used to self promote the very clever person that created it. The latest smart-phones have “App Stores” where a lot of free applications can be obtained but there are plenty of free things for your PC or Laptop too! Browse www.filehippo.com and www.nonags.com for literally thousands of free programs, all clearly categorised and totally free. Finally, don’t forget to read through your free magazine, RH Uncovered, for free events and offers. I hope this article helps you get something for nothing, have yourself a great 2013!

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Martin Brown 01293 532716

Email:info@martinscarpetcleaningservices.co.uk

Bye Lane, Common Rd, Copthorne, Sussex, RH10 3LF (on the A264 at the rear of the Esso Station)

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Advertiser Index Architect, J N A Architects Ltd, 39 Architectural Designer, Hawthorne Designs, 48 Beauty Therapist, Beauty at Home, 29 Blinds, Blind Design, 6 Blinds, Network Blinds Ltd, 31 Brickwork, Kevin Jenner Building Works, 50 Building & Construction, Aspects Construction, 38 Building & Construction, Sceptre Construction, 47 Building and Glazing, M A Building & Glazing, 47 Building Contractor, Cragg Groundworks, 16 Building Services, Howcrofts Building Services, 47 Building Services, R S Leighton, 47 Cafe, Centre Cafe, 19 Cafe, Centre Cafe, 19 Cake Specialist, Cake Matters, 48 Car & Van Rental, Practical Van Hire, 48 Car Hire, Interrent, 41 Car Repairs, Armstrong Auto Services, 48 Car/Vehicle Services, Palmers Autocentres, 41 Care Home, Sussex Health Care, 5 Carpentry & Joinery, M S Joinery, 46 Carpentry & Joinery, Richard A Bertram, 38 Carpentry Services, Paul Leare Carpentry, 38 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Martins Carpet Cleaning Services, 48 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, North Downs Cleaning Services, 38 Carpet Fitter, PT Floorings Mobile Carpet Shop, 46 Childcare/Nursery, Honey Pots Childcare Ltd, 22 Chiropractic Clinic, Family Chiropractic Sussex, 26 Cleaning, ABC Cleaning, 47 Cleaning, B & B Cleaning, 39 College of Further Education, Central Sussex College, 21 Computer Maintenance, Crawley Down Computers, 44 Computer Maintenance, Senterprises, 49 Conservatories, CDG Surrey Limited, 16 Conservatories, Unbeatable Conservatories, 33 Cosmetic Surgery, McIndoe Surgical Centre, 25 Curtains & Blind, Elizabeth Designs, 35 Decorators, AMC Services, 46 Dog Boarding, First For Dogs, 43 Dog Grooming, K9 Kuts, 48 Dog Walking & Pet Sitting, Browns Hounds, 43 Dog Walking & Pet Sitting, Tilgate Pet Services, 48 Domestic Appliances, Carters Direct, 7 Domestic Cleaning, Daily Poppins, 31 Double Glazing, As Good As New, 34 Driveways, Charlwood Landscapes Ltd, 50 Driveways, Vintage Driveways, 17 Dry Cleaners, Spencers Dry Cleaning, 49 Education Centre, Effective Education Centre, 23 Electrical Wholesale, QVS Electrical, 32 Electrician, M R Jameel Electrician, 47 Electrician, P & P Electrical, 48 Electrician, Sherwood Electrical, 39 Electrician, Smith Electrical, 46 Estate Agents, Blakemore & Sons, 2 Estate Agents, Park & Bailey (Crawley), 84 Eyelash Technician, iLash, 26 Flooring, Potters Flooring, 37 Foot Health Practitioner, Liz Potts - Foot Health Practitioner, 26 Foot Health Practitioner, Lynda Handyside, 26 Foot Health Practitioner, The Copthorne Foot Clinic (L) , 2 Fund Raiser, Starlight Children's, 11 Garage doors, G.M Garage Doors, 38 Garden Design , Acer Garden & Landscaping, 16 Garden Maintenance / Landscape Contractors, LGC, 17 Garden Services, Costiff's Gardeners, 15 Garden Services, Eden Landscapes, 49 Garden Services, MK Garden Services, 50 Garden Services, R & M Wheller Garden Service, 49 Glazing, Mick & Laurie Double Glazing, 39 Gutter Cleaning & Repairs, Russell's Gutters, 50 Hair Salon, Signatures Hair Studio, 26 Health Therapist, LOOSEYoga, 48 Heating Services, Storaheat, 38 Heating Services, Tiltwood Heating Services, 39

Holistic Therapist, Barefoot Healing, 8 Holistic Therapist, Barefoot Healing, 9 Home Improvement Specialist, CJ Home Services, 46 Home Improvement Specialist, Wealden Contracts Ltd, 35 Hotel and Restaurant, Holiday Inn Horley, 29 Hotels & Inns, Europa Gatwick Hotel, 26 Hotels & Inns, Europa Gatwick Hotel, 28 Hotels & Inns, Stanhill court Hotel, 29 House Keeping & Home Help, House Keeping Companion, 49 Hypnotherapist, Margaret Walsh, 26 Interior Design, Southover Design, 34 Ironing, Ironing at Home, 34 Kitchen and Bathroom Services, Dream Doors Interiors Ltd, 32 Landscapes and Property Services, Lawrence Landscaping, 49 Landscaping, Branching Out Landscapes, 49 Landscaping, Gardencare, 16 Landscaping, Nash Landscaping, 50 Landscaping, P.L.A Landscaping, 15 Leisure Centre, The Gym, 3 Locksmiths, Lees Locks, 46 Logs, Kindling and Firewood, Blaise Lewis, 48 MOT Centre, Rowfant Garage, 41 Motor Services, Crawley Down Group, 41 Nursing Home, Care Uk Francis Court, 27 Nursing Home, Care Uk Francis Court, 86 Outdoor Pursuits, Blackland Farm, 28 Oven Cleaning, Cookerburra, 39 Oven Cleaning, Oven Rescue West Sussex, 38 Painter and Decorator, L & B Decorators, 39 Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist, Your Precious Baby, 22 Photographer, Digital Photo Magic, 29 Picture Framing, Objets d'Art, 1 Plastering/General Builder, A M Brockbank, 15 Plumbing and Heating, D B Plumbing and Heating, 46 Plumbing and Heating, Gary Spurle Plumbing & Heating, 34 Plumbing and Heating, Jason Turpie, 46 Plumbing and Heating, Martin Blake Plumbing & Heating, 34 Plumbing and Heating, Tim Burberry Plumbing, 33 Plumbing, Barry Arnold Plumbing, 46 Property Maintenance, Davies Property Maintenance, 38 Public House, The Prince Albert, 18 Public House, The Prince Albert, 87 Public House, The Prince Albert, 87 Roofing, Ascent Roofing, 37 Roofing, D J Sheppard Roofing, 39 Satellite/TV, Norsat, 35 Satellite/TV, T V Aerials, 46 Scaffolding, Covey Scaffolding, 46 School For Girls, Burgess Hill School For Girls, 23 Segway Experience, Segway Unleashed, 28 Shoes and Accessories, Suitables, 25 Shoes and Accessories, Suitables, 29 Signs and Graphics, Xtreme Signs, 50 Skip Hire, APS Skip Hire, 49 Skip Hire, Greenfield Skips and Plant Hire, 49 Skip Hire, R B Mini Skips, 50 Solicitor, Mancini Legal, 45 Swimming School, Aquababies, 22 Takeaway Food, The Master Fryer, 19 Taxi Services, RH10 Cars, 41 Tiling Services, Solely Ceramics, 46 Training in Childcare, Smalltime Training, 23 Tree Care and Fencing, D R Newland Treecare & Fencing, 50 Tree Care, Bartlett Tree Experts, 17 Tree Surgeons, All Seasons Tree Surgeons, 50 Tree Surgeons, Beadell Tree Surgeons, 50 Tree Surgeons, Floran Tree, 15 Tree Surgeons, J Ledger Tree Care, 16 Tree Surgeons, Simon Petrow Tree Services, 50 Tuition, 1 to 1 Tutoring , 49 Tuition, Jeff Smith Tuition, 49 Tuition, Kumon Pound Hill, 22 Veterinary Practice, David Clare & Associates Veterinary Surgeons, 42 Will Writing Service, Good Wills, 45

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