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HEALTH & BEAUTY
Change your pillowcase
Most of us now know that there are benefits to sleeping on a silk pillowcase, it greatly reduces bed hair and breakage if you’re an irritable sleeper. If you don’t want to invest in silk, a simple change is to make sure you change your pillowcase as often as possible – grease and bacteria can transfer onto your hair leaving it greasy and dull.
Speak to your colourist about this spring’s pastel hues. A super light wash of Cherry Blossom pink or peachy coral can be just enough to give your skin a little warmth and if you’re not sure about all over colour go for some pastel face framing instead.
Have a clear-out Clear-out any out-of-date products and invest in some new ones best suited to your hair texture.
Try a mask and shower cap Once a week try applying a good treatment mask whilst you’re in the shower, pop on a shower cap over the top and the heat and steam captured will make the treatment more intense. Leave on for as long as possible.
Clean out your food cupboard Remember what you put in, you get out. The healthier we eat, generally the healthier our hair will look and feel. If you think you might be missing out on some key nutrients then try adding in a good hair supplement, this is particularly good around six months after pregnancy, stressful periods or ill health. Always check with a doctor or dietician first though.
Gloss If your hair is looking dry and lack-luster try a clear gloss treatment, sometimes known as a sparkling blow dry. A gloss will still require a patch test so make sure you book this in advance of your appointment.
Chop Now’s the BEST time to go for the chop, we’re seeing a huge trend in the salon for super cute crops, you’ll feel like a whole new you ready to take on the world in super chic crop style...
Fresh air Look for products that refresh your hair mid-afternoon. A Volumizing Hair Mist smells like you’ve nipped out for a quick walk in the woods. It makes your hair smell great whilst reviving your blow dry and adding soft body and movement.
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AGE IS JUST A NUMBER…
BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD
It was a new experience
for me. There I was, stood shoulder to shoulder with some of the best XC runners in the UK. I wasn’t nervous anymore, as I had nothing to lose. This was a race I would savour and try to enjoy. When the Coach down at the track first told me I had earned a place in the Suffolk XC team I was excited and worried in equal measures. These things don’t normally happen to old boys like me. However, a couple of years of tough training and an obligatory slice of luck was all that was needed. I was going to Loughborough for the National XC Championships, and I was as proud as a Suffolk Punch. A couple of weeks before the big day I looked up last years results. That’s odd, I thought, no sign of the usual winners from the Suffolk races. Then I kept scrolling, and scrolled some more… Yes, the chaps that comfortably beat me in local races were finishing in amongst the masses.
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Okay. This is going to be interesting. From then on my mission was simple – don’t finish last! It was a wet and windy day and the 8 of us in Suffolk vests were ready to give our all. On the organised chaos of the start line I found my natural position (near the back!). One of my team mates tried to point out an Olympic athlete near the front. I nodded and smiled knowingly, although I confess I didn’t recognise him, he did look the business. Suddenly the gun fired, the tape was still down and we all took 3 steps forward crushing the front line. A false alarm. A sheepish official looked accusingly at the smoking start gun in his hand, laughter and banter broke the tension and we re-set and focused again. A minute later and we were off. Congestion on the first bends soon eased and I found my rhythm. Within
a couple of minutes it became clear that this was like nothing I’ve ever done before. The leaders were a blur against the treeline in the distance. How did they get that far ahead so quickly? I held my own, heart pounding and lungs burning. Crickey, I wish I was as young as some of these lads. A late surge to hold off an attack by the Norfolk runner who’d been on my shoulder most of the race. I was damn sure I wasn’t going to lose this hard fort battle for 237th place to him now, even if it killed me (which it nearly did)! As I peeled myself off the muddy grass in the finish area I looked around, there were probably about 100 people behind me. Some of these runners have parents younger than me, most won’t even remember Euro’96. Well, I thought, as my grimace morphed into a broad smile, not bad for a 41 year old – mission accomplished.
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God of Resurrection – the Easter Message What do you say when you visit a mother sat by a hospital bed occupied by her dying eleven-year-old son? Or to someone who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer? Where do you find comfort amongst overwhelming despair – or light in the midst of great darkness? Where is God amidst our pain and sorrow and grief? Whilst we may never fully understand why we and our loved ones face the suffering that we do, hope is found in the events that Christians are celebrating this month. ‘Good’ Friday is so called because as Jesus dies upon the cross God reveals Himself, not as distant from our experience, but as someone who lived as a human and understood for Himself the full extent of the suffering that exists in our unjust and messed up world. It’s this God who promises that even when we walk through death’s dark valley, He is with us (Psalm 23). But as well as the comfort that we’re not alone in those darkest times, there is a light at the end of the tunnel too. Indeed, the empty tomb unexpectedly discovered on that first ‘Easter’ Sunday points to a life beyond the grave, and to a place where there “will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain” (Revelation 21). The resurrection of Jesus is an invitation to follow Him, and though Him to find a newness and fullness of life that begins now, but amazingly will last forever! Rev Simon Goddard
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FILM REVIEWS FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS PG
Reviewed by Sally Walters
This british comedy is based on a true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, who have sung shanties together for more than 25 years on the harbour of Port Isaac. It stars Danny Mays as a music exec city-slicker from London who finds himself in a Cornish village on a stag-do – and in a prank by his boss (Noel Clarke) attempts to sign James Purefoy’s shanty-singing seamen to their label. But upon getting to know the group of Cornish fishermen, their families and their community, he takes it upon himself to get them a record deal for real. It is a lovely film to go see on date night with the partner. No chick flickiness in sight! I watched this with the hubby and we laughed a lot, I cried a bit and we both just absolutely loved it, definitely worth a watch for sure!
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