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INSIDE: Old Poole + Local Business + Puzzles + What’s On + Tips + Win Concert Tickets! |1SEPTEMBER / Oct 2011


Viva! Poole


Events; Wedding Fayre & Farmer’s Market: Pages 6 & 7 Back to School checklist: Page 8 A Brief History; The Dating Game: Page 8 COMPETITION; Win Mantovani Concert Tickets at Pavilion + rare DVDs: Page 10 Tom Scott; Memories of old Poole: Page 12 The Menopause … naturally: Page 13 Children’s Page : Page 14 Puzzle Page; Crossword & Sudoku: Page 15 Julie Says!; The art of shampooing: Page 16 Senior Fitness Advice: Page 18 NEW! Spotlight ON! Tracey Wood Jobshop UK: Page 20 On The Beat: Page 21 Sky-Dive For Cancer Support: Page 22 Bruce Grant-Braham; Life’s a beach: Page 23 Community & What’s on in Poole: Pages 24 & 25 NEW! The Pink Directory: Page 26 Puzzle solutions & Useful Tel numbers: Page 27


Web: Business Directory: Email: Advertising Details: Download Magazine: Coming Soon: Viva Sales & Poole Local Business web sites!

Viva! Poole Welcome to the September issue of Viva! Poole magazine where we had a very positive response to our Mantovani Concert competition last issue so we’re giving another chance to win a pair of tickets and the two limited edition DVDs. See page 10 … it’s super-easy to enter. Page 22 tells how Lou and her sister Sam are, bravely, going to perform a Sky-Dive for cancer support. We wish them and their family all the best at this worrying time. We kick off our brand new ‘Spotlight On!’ feature this month with Tracey Wood from Jobshop UK on page 20. If you would like your business to appear in this feature in a future issue of Viva!, do contact me, 01202 620998. The Pink Directory (page 26) gets off to a flying start where your business can benefit from a low-cost, highprofile listing every month here and online. The new ‘Double-Page’ Events feature continues this month with Hotel du Vin Wedding Fayre and Farmer’s Market. If you’d like Viva! To attend your local event, do contact us where we can feature your exhibitors for just £15.00 each. These Events pages have proven to be very successful for those featured, so do get in touch. Full contact details appear on this page. Thanks for reading!

October Deadline: For All Contributions & Advertising: 10th September 2011 Viva! Poole is delivered to thousands of addresses throughout Poole to businesses and residential. It is also available from ‘Pick-Up Points’. Some are listed below.


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Marc Young Hairdressing: Dolphin Centre, Poole to ensure that they have permission to use any Hotel du Vin, The Quay, Poole artwork which they supply to us or require us to Marc Young Hairdressing: Parkstone Rd reproduce. All artwork is accepted on the Poole General Hospital: Longfleet Rd, Poole understanding that the descriptions of goods and Upton House Fishy Fishy: Poole Quay services are fair and accurate. Tesco: Poole Quay Tesco: Broadstone All rights reserved. No part of this publication may Tesco: Lytchett be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or Co-Op: Poole Road transmitted in any form - electronic, mechanical, Post Office: Upton photocopying, recording or otherwise - without Courtyard Centre: Huntick Road prior permission of the publisher. One Stop, for all those shopping essentials: Triangle Greys Estate & Letting Agents: Triangle Viva! Poole is printed on FSC accredited paper. For every tree felled Hair at 23: Broadway, Broadstone significantly more are planted. Vegetable based inks are used Fish & Chips: Moorland Way throughout, which are far more environmentally friendly than oil Stainers Shoes: Parkstone based inks. Waste paper from the printing and binding process is Junction Sports Centre: Broadstone recycled and goes back into providing pulp for recycled paper products. Amazing Trick Box: High Street, Poole King’s Head: Poole All-Ways Friday, Award winning fish & chips: Hamworthy Shah of Persia: Fernside Rd. Poole Oakley Butchers: Broadstone & Merley 4

Local Healing at the Courtyard “My body has a strong magnetic healing energy flowing through it! With my own unique natural power, combined with spirit, I am able to connect spiritually to anyone in the world!” Healing is a natural gift that I have had all my life but only came to the full realisation in the late 90s. Since then it has been developing at an almighty rate. Natural healing energy can be focused for all kinds of problems, especially where conventional medicine may have failed. Holistic healing and alternative therapies can help you restore your emotional, mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing, as well as resolving past life issues and blockages. Healing can be performed "hands on" or "remote". Hands on is when I will physically lay my hands on various parts of a client’s body and channel healing energy through and around the body. Remote healing is done through deep meditation using an ancient but very effective Shamanic way. All you need to do is relax, accept and allow the energy to flow through your body. Although I have my own methods of healing passed down to me, I have completed various courses over the years, including a Shamanic Ama Deus Healing Course and a Kundalini Reiki Course, which has enabled me to become a registered International Natural Healer at Master/Teacher level. I have also received an Honours Diploma in Energy Anatomy. Healing can be provided to people of all ages, including children, and also to pets and animals. When giving healing to the very elderly, young children or animals, one healing session will last no longer than 20-30 minutes and I will only channel gentle Shamanic Healing energy. Holistic Healing is a complementary therapy and is not an option to replace conventional medicine. If your health is suffering in some way, you must always seek professional medical advice by a qualified Doctor or Specialist! Sandy Cristel Qualified & Registered Natural Healer INHA Visit me "The Wytch of Lytchett" at The Courtyard Craft Centre Huntick Road, Lytchett Minster, Dorset, BH16 6BA Book healings and readings by text or phone: 0784 0651 838


Events - Hotel du Vin If you prefer to stack the odds in your favour of your event being a success, then you can choose no better venue than the Hotel du Vin garden, Thames Street, Poole. Recently, Viva! visited two events; the Marc Young Hairdressing Wedding Fayre and, later the following month, The Farmer’s Market. Both were benefiting from fantastic sunshine and plenty of happy visitors. To book your event, call: 01202 785570

Aris Jewellers. Pictured, the team that specialise in diamond engagement and wedding rings. Tel: 01202 557242

Marc Young Hairdressing demonstrations were a real attraction throughout the day. Tel: 01202 669663

New Street Flowers for all your wedding flower needs. Fhea Farris Tel: 01202 674889

Breeze Events for wedding & party equipment hire for functions from 2 to 2000 guests. Tel: 01202 722335

Alex and partner from Dance Julie Powell & John Welton from Zone. For a free consultation Chocol8 in Westbourne the about your first wedding dance ultimate Chocolatier & Patisserie. call: 07917 292824 Tel: 01202 766000

If you would like Viva! to visit your special event, please book early: 01202 620998

The girls from Select World Travel - Booking your honeymoon has never been easier. Tel: 01202 709881

Mike Bartlett from AustinBeauford Wedding Cars. The dependable Service. Tel: 01202 673180 6

Music was provided by the Jazz Police who can be heard regularly at Hotel du Vin.

The Farmer’s Market

Blue Hen Dorset - Delicious 'Little Big’ fruit cakes from Dorset.

Fine catering by Hotel du Vin - Chad Christian, Chef Sommelier with Chef Amy Beddoe. Tel: 01202 785570

Idelica - Emma Lopez-Johnson with Spanish delicatessen & foodie gifts. Tel: 07932 677255 | 01425 350350

From Dorset With Love - Dorset made jams, chutneys and preserves. Tel: 07769 686601

Truly Scrumptious - Handmade cookies + Confectionery. Tel: 07894 665506

Dorset Charcuterie Tel: 01202 625688

New Forest Soaps Tel: 01590 622717

Ford Farm Cheesemakers Tel: 01308 482580 7


Tel: 01202 675321 / 07974 106145

What does the Amazing Trickbox have to offer me? •Fancy dress hire •Nearly 1000 outfits to choose from •Outfits to purchase •Changing rooms on site


Telephone: 01202 682 757 12 High Street Poole BH15 1BP

Competition! Win 2 Tickets For The Next Mantovani Concert! PLUS 2 Extended Play DVDs ~

Prizes In one short sentence simply tell us why you think you should be the winner and email or send your entry in to Viva! Poole. email: Write: Mantovani, PO Box 5771, Poole BH16 5ZU (Please include your name, address and telephone number)

A winner will be chosen by the orchestra leader to get tickets for the Bournemouth Pavilion concert on Sunday 16th October 2011 + BOTH DVDs (rare extended versions-NOT in shops) 10

Closing Date: 3rd Oct 2011 | Prize For One Winner | Chosen by orchestra director | No Alternative or Cash Value

Clothing & Design in Poole


Memories of Old Poole by Tom Scott I was born and lived in a small terraced cottage in Harbour Road Lower Hamworthy. It used to be home to The Royal Naval Gunners that used to man a battery of cannons facing seaward. Hence the title of my home was No. 1 Battery Cottage approximately fifty yards from the boundary stone, which is still in the same spot where it was erected in 1823.

The Broomhill Boundary Stone

were subjected to the customary “Points and Pins” which meant their hands were slapped and fingers pricked with a pin. The reason being, they would never forget the Beating of the Bounds.

The cortège would return to the Ferry steps then the Mayor and Harbour Master would leave followed by a flotilla of boats to perform the I can’t think why it was named Broomhill same ceremony at the boundary points Boundary Stone because there is no hill there mentioned. and it’s almost at sea level! The Stone would become a main feature every 3 years, Why? To When the event was held before World War 2 accommodate the “Beating of the Bounds” there was dancing in the evening on the Quay which was abandoned during and we boys would scramble for the war years, but has now new pennies thrown by the been revived. Mayor from the Old Customs House balcony. What was the purpose of this ceremony? I shall attempt to But the surrounding area and explain. There are about 3 view has changed since I was a locations that map out the boy. Looking at the inscriptions jurisdiction of Poole Harbour on the stone, in the background Port. Commencing at Broomhill could be seen the beauty of Stone, then on to Shag Rock at Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island Arne shore, Northaven Point, and the Purbeck hills plus Corfe from there it extended into Castle, also a lovely little beach. Poole Bay and out to sea until Now the view is obscured by the it reached the 42 gallon Channel Ferry conglomeration “Humber Barrel” which was visible from the and from the opposite side the view consists of highest sand dune at Sandbanks a distance of 3 Sunseekers. miles. There is no trace of R.A. Newmans Blacksmith The Mayor who is also Admiral of the Port, plus Forge, air raid shelters, Hamworthy Engineering, his councillors and harbour commissioners J. Bolson & Sons, Stone Yard, the first Poole would arrive at the Ferry steps that were Yacht Club House, James Bros, Poole Yacht Clubs situated between the then Shipwright Arms and first home which was a converted railway “J Bolson & Sons Shipbuilders” now the area is carriage, all the residential terraced houses and Sunseeker. finally the Ferryman (Tom Russel) and his rowing boat. These Dignitaries made their way on foot along Ferry Road to the first ritual performed I hope to attend the next meeting of Beating of at the Broomhill Boundary Stone. The the Bounds at the Broomhill Stone. ceremony began by the reading of a “Charter” then, as in old days, the local boys and girls See you there. Tom Scott 12

The Menopause … Naturally The menopause is the transitional change in a woman’s life when she begins to run out of eggs, usually occurring between the ages of 45-55. Viewed positively it may be perceived as nature’s contraception, a natural rite of passage rather than an illness. Unfortunately for many women it feels very much like an illness, with symptoms ranging from hot flushes, insomnia, lack of energy, weight gain, poor memory, loss of libido, vaginal dryness and, understandably, irritability! The symptoms should gradually diminish once the body has adjusted to the lower levels of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone. This adjustment is aided by the pituitary gland, which triggers other glands such as the adrenals, and also fat tissue to increase their production of oestrogen. However adrenals can fail in this task if they are exhausted due to stress. Emotional and physical problems responsible for stress need to be dealt with by developing strategies to help relaxation. Gentle exercise, meditation and deep abdominal breathing (6-8 breaths a minute), twice daily, will help. Avoid refined sugary foods, caffeine, fizzy drinks, alcohol and hot spicy foods, which can also trigger hot flushes, and increase your intake of fresh, preferably organic, fruits and vegetables, especially greens which are high in calcium. The herbs Astralagus root and Siberian ginseng help the body to deal with stress. They also regulate sugar levels and boost the immune system. Wholegrains, legumes, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and salmon provide a good source of B Vitamins, which are known to relieve stress. Vitamin D supplements may also be useful. The menopause has not traditionally been a problem for East Asian women due to their relatively high intake of soya foods, including tofu, miso, tamari and soya milk These contain substances called phyto-oestrogens, plant compounds similar to oestrogen, found also in lentils, peas and beans. They help to protect us from xeno-oestrogens – the chemicals found in plastics and pesticides. A menopausal diet should also include oily fish, seeds and nuts, lecithin granules, yogurt and organic meat and eggs. The reason for organic food is that it avoids adding any of the extra hormones which are given to farm animals. Agnus Castus, Black Cohosh and Dong Quai are the favourite herbs to ease hot flushes and night sweats, with Sage and Yarrow tea proving useful to some. The main homeopathic remedies are Sepia, Lachesis, Pulsatilla, Nat Mur and Sulphur but there are others. If symptoms persist, a homeopath will prescribe a constitutional remedy or you may wish to try acupuncture. Wild yam cream also has helped many to naturally balance their hormones. As there are so many natural solutions, hopefully you’ll find something to benefit you. Sue Blain, Naturopath



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The Art of Shampooing You may think I am stating the’ blooming obvious’ now. But at worst you may be doing actual damage to your hair & at the very least literally washing your money down the drain. Many people believe their hair will only get clean if the whole head is a mass of lather. This is not necessary. Lather is an aesthetic by-product of shampooing, in other words we have been lead to believe that lots of bubbles means clean. If you like lots of foam & it makes you feel good, fine, but do remember that as you really don’t need to use so much product you are literally washing your money away with the lather! If you wash your hair daily one shampoo is enough. Unless of course your job means your hair gets really dirty every day or you use lots of hair products, or it is naturally excessively oily. But then again there are gentle but deeply cleansing shampoos available these days that will clean your hair in one go without harming it. No I don’t mean baby shampoo. In fact just because a shampoo is suitable for babies does not make it good for your hair. On the contrary they are usually very alkaline (this is what makes them non stinging) fine in case they get in babies eyes but damaging & stripping to the hair. So the last thing you should use if you want to protect your hairs condition & or colour is baby shampoo. The other vital point about shampooing your hair at home is to read the instructions on the bottle. Yes I know if it says use the size of a certain coin we think if that is good then twice the amount must be even better. Yes? NO! We are back to washing money down the drain when it’s shampoo, but if we are talking conditioner/treatment then we could get the opposite of what we desire, as too much product can weigh the hair down, the result – we think the product is rubbish! If you are using a special formula shampoo for a hair or scalp problem, or just in general use, & the manufacturer tells you to leave the shampoo on your head for 3 - 5 minutes, then that’s precisely what they mean. And with good reason, a great deal of research & huge amounts of money goes into formulating hair-care products & how to use them for ultimate results. So do follow the instructions. The Final Rinse Never use excessively hot water to wash or rinse your hair because too much heat can damage the delicate hair shaft. It will also open up the pores on your scalp & if you suffer with greasy hair this will only make it worse. Use warm water for washing & warm or tepid water for rinsing. If you can stand it a cold rinse is great for closing the hairs cuticle & will help to give it shine. Where to shampoo your hair The best way to wash your hair thoroughly is under running water, preferably in the shower. Washing your hair in the bath is definitely out unless the bath has its own shower attachment. It’s hardly hygienic & you certainly will not be able to achieve a proper rinse by lying back in your own soapsuds. Do I Need A Conditioner? Short Hair - if your hair is very short, you have it cut regularly & it is natural i.e.: no colour or perm, then probably not. Your hair has little chance of becoming damaged, or even dried out, as by keeping it short any damage, should it occur for some reason, will soon be cut away. Mid Length Hair – Yes you will need some form of conditioner, the ends of your hair could be 6 or 7 years old by now. So it will have been subjected to climate changes, be it at home or on holiday, different product use & possibly some chemical damage. Long Hair – Most definitely. In hair terms the ends of your hair are now old & have been subjected to the same as when it was mid length only more so. Even if you have naturally dried it there will inevitably be damage. Plus you will need to be able to comb through it after shampooing. Without using a conditioner you will quickly see why you need one. CONTINUE READING ONLINE

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Old Fashioned Family Fun - for a Fiver! If you are looking for a way get the kids away from the TV, doing something they’ll enjoy without spending a small fortune, leisure company Treasure Trails have come up with the answer. They have written over 650 exciting walking, cycling and bus treasure hunts in towns and villages all over the UK and are determined to get more families outside exploring in the fresh air and having fun. We’ve all heard the moans that accompany the suggestions of a ‘walk’, and coming up with new ways to keep everyone entertained along the way can be something of a challenge. But with a Treasure Trail the children are so engrossed with being the first one to find answers to intriguing clues, they barely notice the distance covered. The trails are Treasure Hunt, Murder Mystery and Spy Mission themed walks and take you to the most beautiful and interesting places along an easy to follow route. Answers to the clues are located on existing monuments and buildings and as the distances are only around 2 miles long, even the little ones can get involved. Gary Lineker is just one of the growing host of fans, having had lots of fun with his wife Danielle on a Treasure Trail around Armagh last year. One of our regular Trailers recently did the Cerne Abbas Trail and said ’Absolutely fantastic. Very enjoyable, pitched just right, allowed us to explore the village properly and see its real beauty and attractions. REALLY REALLY REALLY, would recommend and I will certainly be buying more. Thank you. Steve Ridd MBE founded the company in 2005 with the aim of getting local people to see more and learn more about their local area. He said ‘These days it seems that it is getting harder and harder for families to spend time together outside in the fresh air. We’re all surrounded with amazing landscapes and fascinating history but as it’s constantly in front of our face, we often fail to notice it. Treasure Trails really brings the land and its stories alive and gets children and adults alike involved in finding and solving our exciting, innovative and fun mysteries.’ So if you are stuck for something to do with the family, whether at home or on holiday, for just £5 a Treasure Trail will give you some good old fashioned family fun and bring alive the stories and fascinating history of the streets and paths on your very doorstep. Go to to find out more. For any information, please contact Caroline Paul,Manager Treasure Trails Dorset: 07867 800 897


Senior Fitness Advice - Part 1 Have you been told or do you think you’re too old to exercise?! Allow me to dispel this myth straightaway! Whatever your age, it is never too late to start an exercise programme to improve your strength, fitness, coordination, flexibility and mobility! Improved fitness & strength can occur at any age and can help enhance your energy levels and increase your ability to remain independently active for longer. Regular exercise can even help reduce your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. It can also slow down the inevitable decrease in bone density and muscle mass and improve muscular control, thus helping balance and coordination. Firstly, when starting a fitness programme you must: 1) Seek medical advice from your G.P. to see if there are any specific activities you should avoid, especially if you have any pre-existing conditions. 2) Ensure any ongoing health problems are taken into full consideration when starting your new training regime and are worked with accordingly. 3) Listen to your body and don’t ignore warning signs. If you feel something isn’t right, i.e. an unsuspected pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain etc. stop the exercise immediately and inform your doctor. 4) Start gradually! Try just one exercise class a week. There are excellent 50+ classes here at The Junction for you to try for example! If this sounds too daunting to begin with, a ten minute slow walk once / twice a week would be a great start. I was told by an international sports lady that “It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish”, so treat increasing your fitness levels as an ongoing event rather than a sprint! In part 2 I will provide you with more information about how to create a balanced exercise programme….


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Spotlight On! Tracey Wood - Jobshop UK With a passion for business and a genuine interest in people, Tracey Wood, Director of Poole based recruitment agency, Jobshop UK, modestly sights her highly knowledgeable and innovative staff as one of the reasons her business continues to go from strength to strength. Established fourteen years ago and run with Co-Director, Frances Miles, Jobshop UK specialise in commercial vacancies up to and including management level. Positions range from administration, secretarial, PA, receptionists, accounts staff, customer service, IT help desk, sales executives, as well as management positions. “We’re a small team,” Tracey explains, “and we’ve become highly regarded and respected amongst our clients who range in size from small companies of about six employees, to large international businesses – all of which are based in the Dorset area.” When setting up Jobshop UK back in 1997, one area Tracey felt other agencies neglected was in treating clients and candidates with equal importance.

Tracey Wood

“Our candidates are very important to us.” States, Tracey. “At Jobshop, we offer many benefits such CV and interview advice, the chance to test their computer skills and typing speed and free computer training upon registering. Unlike many other agencies, we always interview candidates face to face.” “For our temporary employees, there is also the chance to be nominated ‘Temp of the Month’ or the even more prestigious ‘Temp of the Year.’ Our candidates are included in parties, charity events and we always send them a birthday card! The Agency Workers Regulations come into force on October 1st which will give temporary staff the same entitlements as permanent staff; yet another reason to look into temping as a serious option in the current job market.” In January 1999, the recession hit, causing many businesses to streamline their staffing, make redundancies and put any expansion plans on hold, leading to an inevitable dip in the employment market.

Frances & Tracey

“Like most businesses, the recession has affected us,” says Tracey, “Frances and I had to look very closely at our costs and sadly had to make two members of staff redundant. But, we’ve pulled through and are now seeing a substantial increase in permanent vacancies, which is all very positive.”

In a world increasingly dominated by the internet, where many turn to their laptops or smartphones as the first port of call for information, Tracey is Internet sassy enough to understand the importance of being accessible to the cyber generation. “We’ve had to look at keeping up to date with new ways of marketing our business, and this has led to us increasing our Internet presence by way of having a Facebook business page and Twitter account, where new vacancies and photos of various Jobshop events are posted. We also have a company blog where we publish a mixture of employment related news, charity events Jobshop UK’s contact details for CV submissions and further info are: and free seminars that we regularly hold. It’s great to Jobshop UK know that people can keep up to date with us at the 175a High Street touch of a button, and is yet another way we feel Poole BH15 1AZ Jobshop offers that little bit more to clients and candidates alike.” Tel 01202 67 44 88 Fax 01202 64 90 58 Email

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Welcome to the news update from Poole Town Safer Neighbourhood Team. Dorset Police is encouraging members of the public to sign up to its Community Messaging Service, Ringmaster. Through this service, residents can receive information about crime and anti-social behaviour in their area, as well as crime prevention advice, details of their Safer Neighbourhood Team and forthcoming community meetings. Residents can choose to receive the messages by fax, e-mail or telephone. On average, one message will be sent per week and they will all be relevant to the local area. The Ringmaster service has had many successes in the past. It has helped Dorset Police identify crime suspects; enabled Officers to deliver crime prevention advice where it is most needed; and encouraged neighbours to look out for each other. For more information or if you would like to register for Ringmaster, visit the local Policing pages at

Operation Protect is proving to be a success with a reduction of violent crime and antisocial behaviour around the night time economy in the Town Centre. The reduction of violent crime and anti-social behaviour is still a priority and targeted patrols and early intervention will continue, in order to prevent public order offences and anti-social behaviour from taking place. Following our previous update on the increase in cycle thefts, Police have made a positive arrest of a male local to the area. He was issued with a Police Caution with a condition to pay the victim back the amount of the cycle stolen. Following the latest community meeting, it was decided that the current priorities for the Town area are Anti social street drinkers Cycle thefts You can contact the Poole Town & Oakdale team on: 01202 222 222 or 07919 290098, alternatively email us at: pt& Visit our website 21

Sky-Dive for Cancer Support Hi, I’m Lou, and my husband Dan Keogh and my sister Sam Kerslake are two of the very brave (or slightly crazy) Mploy team that are taking part in this Skydive to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

play with them as much as I want to.

I have come to terms with the cancer as much as I can; I have to stay positive for my family and my children. And, I have the most wonderful support I was diagnosed with from my amazing family. breast cancer, grade 3: The team at Poole Hospithe most aggressive tal has been fantastic too, form in December from consultants through 2010. After removal of to the Macmillan nurses, an initial tumour, I the work they do is inhave been on exLou, Dan & Twins, Ava and Sonny valuable! tensive chemotherRaising money is apy and have recently essential to help undergone further surgery continue the imporfor removal of my lymph tant work that nodes and am currently Breast Cancer Care awaiting the results. do in a bid to help Discovering you have find a cure and cancer is like a bomb help support peogoing off, you never think it ple with this awful is going to happen to you. disease. My beautiful twins, Ava and Sonny are 21 months, and it’s difficult with the intensity of my treatment to care and

Lou is grateful for any donations at this Internet site:

“These Lies Are Not Innocent” - Wendell Berry (1934 - ) Farmer-philosopher Wendell Berry recommends a back-to-basics lifestyle, wherein people are content with simple but essential endeavours. He draws inspiration from British thinker C.P. Snow who, in a distinguished lecture at Cambridge University in 1959, bemoaned the fact that fewer and fewer people were satisfied with ‘a humble job’. Consequently, “Postal services, railway services (were) likely slowly to deteriorate …”. Picking up on concern in Life is a Miracle, Berry connects the problem with an educational system which puts unrealistic and unholy demands on the students. Lost is the dignity and the delight in addressing God-given and servant-minded tasks at hand. Young people are being told, “You can be anything you want to be”. Every student is given to understand that he or she is being prepared for “leadership”. All of this is a lie. Original discovery is not everything. You don’t, for instance, have to be an original discoverer in order to be a good science teacher. A high professional salary is not everything. You can’t be everything you want to be, nobody can. Everybody can’t be a leader, not everybody even wants to be. And these lies are not innocent. They lead to disappointment. They lead to good young people to think that if they have an ordinary job, if they work with their hands, if they are farmers or housewives or mechanics or carpenters, they are no good. From Kairos Journal.


Life’s a Beach! By Bruce Grant-Braham Former Mayor and also chairman of Poole Tourism Do you love Poole's beaches? I do, and I have held that emotion for a very long time. One of my earliest family black and white photos has my parents - dad dressed in a tweed lounge suit complete with waistcoat and myself in school blazer and cap - relaxing in the beautiful sand in front of Sandbanks Lido as holidaymakers! Yes, the current Chair of Poole Tourism first came to Poole as a tourist from Surrey, his family liked what they saw, and many decades later we are still here! In 2011 the Council wants to find ways of making the beaches all-year-round destinations, with distinct identities responsive to beach users' needs. It is leading a process to shape the future of the beaches with the creation of a Beach Master Plan. It should be pointed out that beaches in the harbour are not included as they require a different strategy. The Council acknowledges that Poole's current seaside environment is beautiful, safe and reasonably accessible wanting any developments to be high in quality and sympathetic in design. There needs, it says, to be the right balance of facilities, activities and events; delivered by a combination of both public and private sector interests. Existing research shows the most visited beach to be that at Sandbanks and the least Flaghead. In the research sample 70% visit all year round and 7 days a week. What do we do whilst we are on the beach? Walking and jogging (70%), sitting and relaxing (54%), visiting a cafe and eating out (36%) and enjoying a day out (32%) are the main beach activities. Half of those polled said the beaches were easy to get to but, of course, means that the other half didn't. Amongst the ideas and concepts being considered are longer cafe opening hours, lighting along the promenade, more out of season events, the need for a pub, more land and water sport provision, more short term beach lets and an increased number of BBQ areas. Practically some of the existing facilities such as various beach conveniences need improved accessibility for all potential users and that won't be controversial. The Tourism Management Board has asked that Bournemouth Council - which is undertaking a similar exercise - be included in the consultation so thinking is joined up. After all our two towns share a promenade fronting Poole Bay. We have also reminded the Council that on a sunny summer's day Sandbanks is clogged with cars and no more visitors or residents can be squeezed on to the gridlocked roads. I have a dream that visitors to the beaches could board a water taxi at Rockley Park or Boscombe Pier and arrive by boat. Interestingly I remember when that black and white photo I mentioned at the start was taken in the 1950s there was a movable jetty on wheels at Sandbanks that accommodated just such a facility..... What do you think?"


Community & What’s On? Sat 27th, Sun 28th, Mon 29th Aug Upbeat at Upton - Upton Coutry Park, Poole 3 day event with Toploader, Sandi Thom and more. Tickets £35.00 from

Starting at Midnight you can choose from either the 4 mile or 9 mile distances so everyone can take part. The Lunar Walk is great fun for all the family and there are no age limits, although anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult who is registered to take part. At the finish line all walkers will receive a commemorative medal and goodie bag. To book your place, call the fundraising office on 01202 670644 Sunday 4th September Wedding Fayre & Exhibition, Salterns Harbourside Hotel, Lilliput, Poole. 01202 707321 11am - 4pm. Free entry and car parking. See a whole range of exhibitors with ideas, products and services to make your day a memorable one. From jewellery to transport, photographers to entertainment - all will be on hand to discuss your requirements. Meet with the wedding organisers to talk through your plans and see what the hotel has to offer as a fabulous sea view venue for the biggest day of your life. Friday 9th to 11th September

Poole Windfest, Sandbanks beach, Poole. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, paddleboarding, Wednesday 31st Aug wakeboarding and more. The south coast’s Barrington Theatre, Ferndown - Purbeck Big Band biggets action sports festival! Lord Nelson, Poole - Reptiles (Blues/Rock) Saturday 1st October Saturday 3rd September Poole Leisure Cycling Rides, Upton House, Poole. Poole Leisure Cycling Rides, Upton House, Poole. 2pm Front of house. Enquiries: 01202 262066 2pm Front of house. Enquiries: 01202 262066 Sunday 2nd October Saturday 3rd September Wedding Fayre, Upton Country House, Poole. Dolphin Centre, Poole. 12 Midnight. Entry £10 to 11am - 4pm Adult entry - £1 (accompanied children free) include commemorative medal & Goodie bag. Wedding Fayre with lots of exhibitors displaying The biggest event in Friends of Forest Holme all your needs for your wedding. (Forest Holme Hospice and Specialist Palliative Tel: 01202 262748 e-mail: Care Unit)calendar has arrived! Sign up today and join our extremely popular Midnight Walk. 24

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