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Issue 36, January 2015 Complimentary

Kent’s Lifestyle Magazine

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Three years ago I started out with a dream to create a vibrant new magazine for the county – one which combined fascinating articles on everything from local history, fashion, retail, food, drink and celebrity. Today, mmm is one of the most popular magazines in the county. And as we start on this new year, it is one which gives me a great amount of pride. It would not be possible, of course, without our loyal advertisers and you, the wonderful readers, so to everyone I would like to send a special message of good year cheer and my heartfelt thanks. In the weeks leading up to our launch I remember meeting the boxer Michael Watson whose career was cut devastatingly short after a near fatal injury in a bout. He told me that if I tried hard and believed, I would succeed. That message of hope and ambition stayed with me. Of course, this is the perfect time of year to consider new challenges both personally and professionally. Inside we have a look at how you can turn over a new leaf with your lifestyle and health. My good friend Veronica started the year telling me how she was determined to lose weight. Every month we met I saw the pounds drop of her. Eventually, she had dropped from a size 24 to a size 14. Again, it just goes to show that with determination you can achieve your goals. And while the weather remains cold, what better time than now to start looking towards a holiday? We have a special travel collection from Baldwins inside. Just remember to tell them where you saw them when you contact them to book your trip! There's our regular dose of glamour too with special features on Simon Cowell – a well established dream-maker – and the wonderful, and very beautiful, Holly Willoughby. We're sure you'll enjoy them. All of which leaves me simply to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2015 and we look forward to seeing you again next month. Rasa

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HOLLY WILLOUGHBY How Holly Willoughby went from school girl to superstar

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DANIEL RADCLIFFE Growing up in the shadow of Harry Potter

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WHICH DIET? mmm looks at the top diets on the market...

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HOME Stylish home decor ideas for 2015

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DIET TOP TIPS Simple diet tips to help you reach your personal goal

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PROPERTY Unique family home in the heart of Harrietsham

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MOTORS Latest Nissan model set to take Europe by storm

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TRAVEL Baldwins Travel and their recommended destinations

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LOCAL NEWS Local business news in Kent

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GUY GIBSON Robin Brooks uncovers the Tovil Connection with Guy Gibson

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EVENTS What’s on in and around Kent this month

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IS THIS TV’S MOST POPULAR PERSONALITY? here is, in television, a crop of presenters whom every producer and director wants fronting their show. They are the ones with the common touch and the ability to win over the affection of the nation. Spearheaded by Ant and Dec, there’s the likes of Dermot O’Leary, Davina McCall, and, of course, Holly Willoughby. And for those who happened to be passing through the west Kent village of Chiddingstone back in the summer of 2012, they would have had the good fortune to see not only O’Leary tie the knot with his Kentish bride Dee Koppang, EXW:LOORXJKE\ORRNLQJVWXQQLQJLQD¿JXUH hugging blue dress. Since then, Willoughby’s star continues to be in the ascendency. Which is all the more remarkable as she’s only just given birth to her third child. She has an enviable happy home with husband and TV SURGXFHU'DQ%DOGZLQDQGDFHOHEULW\SDFNHG social life where the likes of Fearne Cotton and All Saints star Nicola Appleton are close friends. Yet the job offers show no sign of slowing, with her return to presenting roles on ITV’s This Morning and as a team captain on ITV2’s anarchic Celebrity Juice scheduled for later this year. She’s also just fronted a return of the ITV hit Surprise, Surprise. $GGWRWKDWKLJKSUR¿OHUROHVSUHVHQWLQJWKH likes of the BBC’s talent show The Voice, and a background in modelling, and it seems her success seems relentless. D

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She’s even penned a series of children’s books alongside her sister Kelly. Holly Willoughby, it seems, is everywhere and her popularity showing no signs of being on the wane. She explains: “People think I work a lot more than I do. “I think because you’re in people’s living rooms every day they’re like: ‘Oh my God, you’re always on the telly,’ but it’s like, ‘Yeah but you always have to go to work every GD\QLQHWLOOÂżYHZKHUHDV,ÂżQLVKDW 12.30pm and then I’m home’.â€? Trying to secure that all important home and work balance is helped, in part at least, by her husband Dan working on Celebrity Juice and her desire to always ensure she’s there for the important parts of her children’s day. “I’m happy to work really hard during the day but once it gets to a certain time I’m off,â€? she explains. “I have to be at home. I have a nanny, but I always want to put the

kids to sleep and have that last hour with them. “Dan and I both have a similar outlook on our children and how we want their lives to be. Creating a home environment is really important and I try to make it as normal as possible. We all love being together and doing stuff at the weekend. That’s our time. “I always knew I wanted a family. I couldn’t wait to have a baby and was really lucky to meet Dan when I did, so we could start early and enjoy it for longer.� Today they have three children – Harry, born in 2009, Belle in 2011, and the latest addition to their family, Chester, in 2014. The pair met as she made the transition from model – she appeared in a host of teenage magazines and went on to model underwear for the likes of Pretty Polly – to television star. Having dabbled with TV in 2000 after winning an audition for a role

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in S Club TV – a show on CITV featuring pop group S Club 7 – her big breakthrough came in 2004 and Ministry of Mayhem, under the guidance of none other than KXVEDQGWREH'DQ Appearing alongside Stephen Mulhern, the audience warmed to the pair so much, that within two years it had been renamed Holly and Stephen’s Saturday Showdown. Later that year, 2006, she made KHUPDMRUEUHDNWKURXJKZLWKDFR presenting slot on ITV’s Dancing on ,FH,WVDZKHUWHDPXSIRUWKHÂżUVW WLPHZLWK3KLOOLS6FKRÂżHOGWKHIRUPHU children’s TV presenter whose career FRQWLQXHVWRĂ€RXULVK By 2009, she replaced Fern Britton on This Morning, the TV show which gave birth to the husband and wife TV presenting team of Richard and Judy Madeley. The pair not only clicked on screen, but off it too, becoming good friends. “Phil is one of my best friends,â€? she says.

“He is inspiring on so many levels. “Professionally he’s a master of TV but also, on a personal level, the way he is with his wife and daughters is so beautiful. “They’re really funny, polite girls. I look at him and think, ‘Right, you’ve done all of that. I’d like to be like that too’.� Born in 1981 in Brighton, she was the youngest of two daughters to a VDOHVPDQDJHURIDGRXEOHJOD]LQJ company and an air stewardess. After attending public school in Burgess Hill, West Sussex – where VKHKDGWREDWWOHZLWKG\VOH[LDVKH was spotted, at the age of 14 by a talent scout at The Clothes Show Live exhibition and signed up by a model agency. She had visited the show in Birmingham as part of a school trip, part of her textiles course. It would change her life. She remembers: “After watching the live catwalk shows and hankering after the latest fashions, I was D


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wandering around the exhibit stands when a bloke came up to me and gave me a round badge with ‘Storm’ written on it and said, ‘If you take this badge over to the Storm hall, the lady photographer there will take a snap of you, and if you give her your details we’ll call and set up a formal appointment’. “Modelling had never crossed my mind before. In fact, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life at that age. I wasn’t academic, just average at most things, like maths and languages.

,GLGQÂśWKDYHDVHWFDUHHUSDWKRUVSHFLÂżFJRDOVVRDIWHU recovering from the shock of being singled out in the crowd, I was beside myself with excitement. “When I told my mum she was pretty wary, but we discovered Storm was one of the best agencies you could be with. The next week she travelled with me to London for my ÂżUVWDSSRLQWPHQWDWWKHDJHQF\ “I wasn’t nervous or worried I was going to be picked apart. “Suddenly, I went from reading teen magazines like Just D


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17, Mizz and More to being on their cover. I landed a lot of magazine work initially and it was all a bit surreal to me. Luckily, I didn’t get any catty comments or sniping from my IULHQGV,œGEHHQDWWKHVDPHVFKRROVLQFH,ZDV¿YHVRZH were all very close. ³,PRGHOOHGIRU¿YH\HDUVDQGJRWDJRRGLQVLJKWLQWRKRZ the media worked, and at that age it was simply a fun job.� All the more remarkable as she was once so shy.

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ATKINS DIET he Atkins diet is a low-carb, high-protein weight loss programme. You start with a low-carb diet designed for rapid weight loss. This lasts at least two weeks depending on your weight loss goal. During this phase, you’re on a protein, fat and very lowcarb diet, including meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, some veg, butter and oils. In contrast to the Dukan diet, Atkins allows unlimited fat and some veg, such as peppers, cucumber and iceberg lettuce, during phase one. During the next three phases, the weight loss is likely to be

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more gradual, and regular exercise is encouraged. More carbs, fruit and veg are introduced to your diet with the aim of working out what your ideal carb intake is to maintain a healthy weight for life. Phase one is designed to help you lose up to 15lb in two weeks, reducing to 2lb to 3lb during phase two.

lcohol contains lots of calories. Cutting this out can have a massive impact on weight loss – not to mention the health EHQH¿WVWRR7RRPXFKDOFRKRO can mean trouble for our liver, so avoiding alcohol is of course great for our health and our waistline. The problem is that we can overindulge during the festive period because we plan to give our liver a break afterwards. It would be much healthier (albeit not as much fun) if we simply moderated our intake throughout the year.

ROSEMARY CONLEY DIET RVHPDU\&RQOH\œVGLHWDQG¿WQHVVSODQVFRPELQHDORZ fat, low-GI diet with regular exercise. You can follow her recipes or buy from her range of calorie-controlled ready meals and snacks. You’re encouraged to eat food with 5% RUOHVVIDWZLWKWKHH[FHSWLRQRIRLO\¿VKSRUULGJHRDWV and lean meat. A network of local Rosemary Conley clubs offer weekly exercise classes, support and motivation. You learn about calorie counting and portion size, which can help you sustain your weight loss beyond the programme. The diet is designed to help you lose a stone in seven weeks. How long you stay on the plan depends on your weight loss goal.

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list of recipes on the Slim-Fast website. You can stay on the diet for as long as you want depending on your weight loss goal. Once reached, you’re advised to have one meal replacement shake a day, up to two low-fat snacks and two healthy meals. The plan is designed to help you lose about 1lb to 2lb a week and you can follow the diet for as long as you want.


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CAMBRIDGE DIET he Cambridge weight plans are based around buying and eating a range of meal-replacement products with WKHSURPLVHRIUDSLGZHLJKWORVV7KHUHDUHVL[Ă€H[LEOH diet plans ranging from 415kcal to 1,500kcal or more a day, depending on your weight loss goal. There is also a long-term weight management programme. The bars, soups, porridges and shakes can be used as your sole source of nutrition or together with low-calorie regular meals. While on the programme, you receive advice and support on healthy eating and exercise from a Cambridge adviser.

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LIGHTERLIFE DIET he LighterLife weight loss plans combine a very low-calorie meal replacement diet with weekly counselling. With LighterLife Total, for people with a BMI of 30 or more, you eat four â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;food packsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; a day, consisting of shakes, soups, mousses or bars, and no conventional food. LighterLife Lite, for those with a BMI of 25-30, involves eating three food packs a day plus one meal from a list of approved foods. You stay on the plans until you reach your target weight. The meal plans can lead to very rapid weight loss and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re advised to see your GP before starting. How long you stay on the diet depends on how much weight you have to lose.

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Jawbone UP24 Activity Tracker Red Medium, £74.00 Boots Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, £99.99, Boots

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Nike+ Fuelband with Calorie Counter and Range Finder, ÂŁ130.00, Nike.com

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A SPECIAL VISIT from Ryan Terry

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Living Room Laura Oakes Edition, £16.00, Debenhams

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Home Lifestyle John Lewis

Etra Table Lamp, £80.00, BHS

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Shabby Chic - Brompton Gold Dinnerware Set, £10 House of Fraser

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Chegworth Mill UNIQUE DETACHED SIX BEDROOM FAMILY HOME Property - Chegworth Mill Address - Chegworth Road, Harrietsham Bedrooms - Six Bathrooms - Two Price - ÂŁ799,950 Chegworth Mill Historic detached six bedroom converted Watermill located on a country lane within a complex of other individual properties with attractive gardens and two acre paddock. Chegworth Mill is located on the rural outskirts of the village of Harrietsham. The main village has a school, village hall,

churches and doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; surgery, the nearby medieval village of Lenham offers both primary and secondary schools, doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; surgery, local inns and restaurants as well as a variety of shops. Harrietsham mainline station provides services to London Victoria. This Grade II listed property has a wealth of period features and many of the original working parts of the mill are still in situ forming part of its unique character. The spacious DFFRPPRGDWLRQLVVSUHDGRYHUWKUHHĂ&#x20AC;RRUV7KHJURXQG Ă&#x20AC;RRUSURYLGHVNLWFKHQGRZQVWDLUVFORDNURRPVLWWLQJURRP with woodburner, drawing room, family room, a further room ZLWKVSDFHIRUDZDVKLQJPDFKLQH2QWKHÂżUVWĂ&#x20AC;RRULVWKH


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Family guide to WHATS ON & WHEN Sunday roast and rambles, Ightham Mote, 4th January - 22nd February njoy a typical Sunday roast and rambles at Ightham Mote, every Sunday in January and February. Or go for a lovely lunch. Booking to be made via the Mote CafĂŠ, 01732 811314. Ightham Mote is open every day of the year From 1st of January 10:00 until 17:00 (earlier if dusk). House open from 11:00, last entry half an hour before closing. Please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ightham-mote for more information.

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Hi Hoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night at Chilston Park Hotel, Maidstone, 16th January re you looking for a fun and inspiring night out? During Chilston Park Hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s night you will enjoy the best music, IURPWKH%HDWOHVWR'XVW\6SULQJÂżHOG Lulu to the Monkees. The evening starts at 7pm with a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a delicious three-course meal. You will be entertained by a life band. Why not stay the night? For ÂŁ120 per person, per bedroom you will sleep like never before. For more info visit www.handpickedhotels.co.uk

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Cartoon Workshop, Maidstone, 17th January ome and learn how to draw your own cartoon characters and produce a simple, fun comic-strip story. Every participant will get a free cartoon portrait of themselves to take home! Steve Marchant is the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best known cartooning tutor and has been teaching for over 20 years. He currently runs the Cartoon Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education programme and co-produces educational comics with young catoonists in Africa. His work also appears in the awardwinning online comic Aces Weekly. For more information visit www.museum.maidstone.gov.uk or call 01622 602838.

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Acrobalance workshop with Frances Hutchens and Helen Keates, Heavenly Fitness, Maidstone 10th January urn your world upside down! AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. Frances and Helen will co-teach this two hour workshop which will include partner yoga, strength and conditioning drills, DFUREDWLFĂ&#x20AC;\LQJWKHUDSHXWLFĂ&#x20AC;\LQJDQG7KDLPDVVDJH7KLVLV an opportunity to meet, connect and have fun in a safe and supported environment. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s totally beginner friendly so come and no partner is needed, though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always fun to bring a friend along! Helen Keates graduated as a CYS Yoga Alliance 200hr Yoga Teacher in 2008 and has been sharing her passion for Ashtanga Vinyasa and Dynamic Flow Yoga ever since. In 2014 VKHTXDOLÂżHGDVRQHRIWKHÂżUVW683ÂżW683\RJDLQVWUXFWRUVLQ the UK and is looking forward to beginning her 500hr teacher training in 2015 to become a Yoga Alliance SYT (Senior Yoga Teacher). )UDQFHV+XWFKHQVLVFHUWLÂżHGDVD3DUWQHU$FUREDWLFV teacher and Acroyoga JAMbassador. She is proud to be the ÂżUVWFHUWLÂżHG)O\LQJ7KHUDSHXWLFVSUDFWLWLRQHULQ(XURSHLVD TXDOLÂżHGDVD7KDL<RJD0DVVDJHWKHUDSLVWDQGLVDOVRDQ ambassador for Gossypium yoga clothes. ÂŁ20 per person and starts at noon till two. For more information and to book visit www.yoga-bright.co.uk/lessons/workshops

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Killer Queen, Woodville Hall, Gravesend, 23rd January

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heir expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have rightfully earned Killer Queen the title of Queen tribute royalty. Thrilling sell-out audiences across the globe from the UK to Moscow, Killer Queen recreates the high energy, powerful phenomenon that was Queen live. Fronted by Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury, ‘Time Out’ described Patrick’s resemblance to Freddie Mercury as “spooky,” his uncanny likeness was further proven when he recorded a number one hit single singing as Freddie Mercury on Fat Boy Slim’s record ‘The Real Life!’ This quality, combined with a powerful 3 1/2 octave tenor range, expert musicianship and dynamic stage presence, has captivated audiences the world over. For more information visit www.woodville.co.uk

he Commodores, including guitarist Thomas McClary and saxophonist Lionel Richie, made their mark on music history when the group signed with Motown Records in 1972. Together, McClary and Richie wrote many songs, and the group performed to packed arenas, even opening for The Rolling Stones. After a hiatus, McClary is once again touring with The Commodores. The Commodores featuring Thomas McClary, energise the famous guitar licks from three decades of music history as well as their new release, ‘America’, which was co-written by Thomas McClary and his son Ryan McClary. “The Commodores songs and our love of music live on,” said McClary. “After taking some time for myself, I’m back on stage and in the studio to make music.” For more information visit www.woodville.co.uk

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Wooden Arms, Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, 16th January ooden Arms are an alternative, chamber Music, band from the UK featuring choral elements and a distinctive yet delicate blend of classical instrumentation meets modern melody. The Sunday Times said – “…the music this Norwich band make can be genuinely thrilling. The album begins with December, a track they accurately describe as a “melancholic mariachi march with a trip-hop beat“. Portishead or Sigur Rós fans, it might be time to listen in.” – Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music) thought –

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“The band mix delicate piano with luscious strings and trip-hop inspired percussion to create something quite beautiful.” For more information and to book tickets visit www.ramsgatemusichall.com

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Juggle Time Youth Circus, Broadstairs Youth & Leisure Centre, 11th January - 15th February outh Circus is a fantastic way for young people to learn new skills while improving core skills such as co-ordination and rhythm. Suitable for ages 8 to 16, Juggle time Youth circus will teach juggling, diabolo, plate VSLQQLQJĂ&#x20AC;RZHUVWLFNV hula hoop and more. Spaces are limited so please sign up by contacting us and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be contacted with the relevant GHWDLOVDQGWRFRQÂżUP your reserved position. Prices are ÂŁ7.50 per session or ÂŁ6 each if paid termly. A limited number of places are available at a discount rate for low income families, please get in touch. For more information see the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why Circusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; page at www.juggle-time.com

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Anthony Giles, Margate Gallery, 17th January argate will be hosting a Meet the Artist event, for news of this and other Margate gallery events please sign up to their newsletter mailing list Many of Anthony Gilesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; paintings are started â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;plein airâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, even the larger canvasses are often started on a windy beach or marsh in Kent and then taken back to the studio where they are â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;worked-upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, over several PRQWKVLQWRDÂżQLVKHGSDLQWLQJDVDODQGVFDSHSDLQWHUKH spends much of his time looking at every colour, shadow DQGUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWLRQRIWKHZRUOGDURXQGKLPDQGWKHQWUDQVIHUWKDW moment onto canvas. Somehow a rain soaked canvas, that has sand and grass blown into it, holds onto some of the magic of the moment and that is exactly what Anthony wants from his work. The essence of that moment in nature when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s totally absorbed in capturing the image that surrounds him. For more information please visit www.margategallery.co.uk

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SHARING HER WORDS OF WISDOM

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Clairvoyant Ali is an international clairvoyant and spiritual teacher. She has helped many people overcome obstacles in their life by giving her spiritual insights for over 20 years. Ali runs a psychic and holistic agency and her psychic academy from her shop in Herne Bay called The Guiding Angels.

Tarot reading for January birthdays: Star Signs that fall under January are: Capricorn (22nd Dec - 20th Jan) or Aquarius (21st Jan – 19th Feb) A typical Capricorn Characters - Like the very best of everything in life. They have the good ideas but prefer someone else to do the hard work. A typical Aquarius Character - Looks at life in a very different way to other people around them. They can be eccentric and unpredictable. There is never a dull moment with them around. LOVE: You have been analysing your emotions carefully and now you are ready for a deeper connection with someone special, and on cue, it’s as though spirits around your personal life have sent someone into your life to meet you for a reason. The universe knows exactly what it’s doing so go with WKHÀRZ MONEY: It’s time to get your brain functioning better and this will involve learning new skills or dusting off old ones. You are brimming over with the urge to tell the truth about a situation that you have been dragged into regarding work / money. People close to you shouldn’t ask you questions if they don’t like the truth, can they handle the truth. WORK: There is a high chance that someone will blow things out of proportion over sensitive words that have had to be exchanged. Things could have been handled better, but there is a character close to this situation who is feeling needy and vulnerable and they don’t handle this very well. Really good news will be coming your way by the end of January 2015, which will bring people closer together.

Celebrities who

also share January birthdays:

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge 9th January

Pixie Lott 12th January

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he mmm team celebrated our third birthday in style last month as we rode into London for a night to celebrate another successful year. Courtesy of our friends at Tollgate Limousines, we travelled like movie stars to Covent Garden where we got in the festive spirit with a delicious meal – raising a glass or two to the good health of all our readers and advertisers. Then it was off to the London Palladium to watch a performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wonderful revival of Cats – complete with Nicole Scherzinger. Then it was a quick spin in a tuk-tuk in the centre of London before returning to Kent. After all that how could we not have had a wonderful night? ,WZDVWKHSHUIHFWZD\WR¿QLVKDYHU\ successful year.


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January Horoscopes

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Aquarius 21st Jan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 19th Feb Love/Family: Things could have EHHQKDQGOHGEHWWHUEXWWKHUHLVD character close to this situation who is feeling needy and vulnerable and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle this very well. Really good news will be coming your ZD\E\WKHHQGRI-DQXDU\ZKLFKZLOOEULQJ people closer together. Work/Finances: You are brimming over with the urge to tell the truth about a situation that you have been dragged into regarding work / money. People close to you shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask you TXHVWLRQVLIWKH\GRQÂśWOLNHWKHWUXWKFDQWKH\ handle the truth.

Pisces 20th Feb â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20th Mar Love/Family: Your cage door is open so what are you waiting for? You need to feel free to be who you want to be rather than who other people want you to be and this month is going to be a time of letting that fun you out and see what happens then. Work/Finances: You are going to be making new alliances with people who are connecting the dots towards your hopes dreams and wishes. This is what you wanted so take the bull by the horns so to speak and go for it!

Aries 21st March â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 20th April Love/Family: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let your past emotional insecurities lead you to make bad decisions in your present life. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to reach higher and know what you deserve and how you are going WRÂżQGWUXHKDSSLQHVV/RRNDKHDGDQGQRW behind you. Work/Finances: Things are looking really good for you at the beginning of 2015! You are going WRJRIRUDÂżQDQFLDOYHQWXUHDURXQGWKLVWLPH that will create a good foundation for the future. You feel itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to take that leap of faith.

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Gemini 22nd May â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21st June Love/Family: Not the greatest start to this year with a few issues that you need to sort out regarding family or friendship arguments. If we want positivity for our future we need to change our mind set to believe we have a bright future and ZHZLOO6ZLWFK\RXUPLQGWRKDSSLQHVV/RRN LQWRWKHIXWXUHDQGOHDYHWKHSDVWLQWKHSDVW Work/Finances: Again your mind has created your future which has been a struggle. Try VD\LQJWKLVDIÂżUPDWLRQVORZO\DQGIHHOHYHU\ ZRUG¹³,KDYHÂżQDQFLDODQGHPRWLRQDOVHFXULW\´ Âł$OOP\QHHGVDUHPHW´'RWKLVRQFHDGD\IRU three weeks and see the change in your life. You feel itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to take that leap of faith.

Cancer 22nd June â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 23rd July Love/Family: Stop looking at other people for the answers WR\RXUORYHOLIHTXHVWLRQV\RX already know what you should do. I can see three pathways in front of you. One is leading back to familiar ground that maybe safe. One is leading to contentment with just you. The future is still to come. What are you waiting for? Work/Finances: I see there have been LQVHFXULWLHVDURXQG\RXLQWKHUHFHQWSDVWEXWLW is time to move on now. Make a plan of action WKDWKDVVWHSSLQJVWRQHVRQLWDQGWDNHWKDWÂżUVW step to achieve whatever you wish! Yes you can do it!

Leo 24th July â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 23rd Aug Love/Family:$JHQWOHĂ&#x20AC;RZLV indicated in your emotional life at this time and you are enjoying the calmness of it. There has been no need for WKHDWULFDORXWEXUVWVRUGUDPDÂśVWKLVPRQWKMXVW blending with people. Work/Finances: A celebration of achievement will be announced this month and you will regain back control where once it was slipping through \RXUÂżQJHUV:HOOGRQH&RQJUDWXODWLRQV

Virgo 24th Aug â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 23rd Sept Love/Family: You have been judged far too harshly in the recent past and its time for others to see the true you. You are going to make a plan to freeze out the people who are no longer blending your energy. You know who \RXDUH\RXGRQÂśWQHHGWRSURYHDQ\WKLQJWR anyone. I see new friendships and alliances. Work/Finances: Boredom and restlessness ZLOOOHDGWRFKDQJHVLQ\RXUÂżQDQFLDOVLGHRIOLIH You are fed up and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel you have enough positive challenges around you and so you will ÂżQGVRPH1HZFKDOOHQJHVDUHRQWKHLUZD\

Libra 2th Sept â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 23rd Oct Love/Family: You will be walking away from an emotional situation WKDW\RXFDQQRORQJHUEHQHÂżW from. This will be a hard decision but you know that you have tried your best and if your best LVQÂśWJRRGHQRXJKVREHLW Work/Finances:/LIHLVXSVLGHGRZQDQG\RX seem to be waiting for everything to start or waiting to hear from others regarding your own future and nothing seems to be in your control. This frustration will start to shift but not until the end of this month.

Scorpio 24th Oct â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 22nd Nov Love/Family: You are learning how to put up your barriers to people ZKRPD\KDYHKXUW\RXLQWKHSDVW whether they have meant to or not. You are putting up restrictions and boundaries which should prevent you getting too hurt in the future. Preparation for happiness â&#x20AC;Ś. Tick!! Work/Finances: I see a character linked to money that you need to keep an eye on. I can feel that they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t honourable and this is making them uncomfortable in your company as they know you are aware. Protect yourself and \RXZLOOEHÂżQHLIQRWWKH\ZLOOIHHO\RXUVWLQJ

Sagittarius 23rd Nov â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21st Dec Love/Family: You are feeling very secure emotionally at this time and you need to be thankful for all the blessings you have. We all wish for bigger and better but maybe its time to just enjoy the tranquillity of being content. Work/Finances: An important meeting will lead to big things I see for you here. I can see boxes / moving / packing / changes in a Home base and a little chaos as well. I see DIY and creativity too.


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