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We want to protect our children and try and give them the best they can have – university, well paid jobs a good lifestyle. That’s all laudable – I am as guilty as the next for doing that – but if we don’t encourage them to live the dream, to see things in black and white rather than shades of grey – we won’t find the answers to lead us away from situations such as the economic downturn we find ourselves in right now. The late Steve Jobs in his 2005 address to graduating students at Stanford University said two things that have stuck on my mind and that I hope to encourage my boys to live by. The first was “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice” – how many times have we allowed that to happen and regretted it. The second was his closing words “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – worth noting because it is so easy to slip into a rut that is difficult to get out of.

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Cinema Paradiso| Film Review A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR: HERITAGE HOME COUNTIES LTD " Giving the past a future"

This month’s Cinema Paradiso is brought to you by HERITAGE HOME COUNTIES LTD. Established in 1956, Heritage Home Counties Ltd are North London based family firm of refurbishment and structural restoration specialists. With years of experience and a strong base of satisfied customers, Heritage Home Counties provide a bespoke service to fit your building needs. For all enquiries, email heritagehomecounties@hotmail.co.uk. JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN (7th October). Rowan Atkinson returns as the bumbling, calamatous Johnny English in this sequel to the 2006 film. This time around, English is recalled by the new head of MI7 (Gillian Anderson) to stop an international ring of assassins’ plot to kill the Chinese Premier. Can English save the world, and save his reputation? A curious choice for a sequel, considering the first one was awful, and this second film is only slightly better. The jokes are predictable, along with the plot, but it does raise the occasional grin, and at 1 hour 40 mins is too brief to truly offend you. CP Rating:

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THE THREE MUSKETEERS (12th October). “Percy Jackson” star Logan Lerman takes on the role of D’Artagnon in this 3D adaptation of the classic tale, as the young swordsman attempts to join the legendary Musketeers (Luke Evans, Ray Stephenson and Matthew Macfayden) as they try to defend the French crown from threats both foreign (Orlando Bloom English traitor) and domestic (Christoph Waltz’s devious cardinal). Truly awful, expensive effects are used to make everyone look utterly ridiculous. All actors involved try to keep a straight face through the terrible dialogue, culminating in a laughable airship battle (yes, in a Musketeers movie). Avoid. CP Rating:

REAL STEEL (14th October). Set in a world where robot boxing has replaced the human equivalent in terms of popularity, “Real Steel” follows a down-on-hisluck promoter (Hugh Jackman) who, with the help of his estranged son (Dakota Goyo), makes one last bid for the big time with a worn out, tiny sparring robot he has fixed up. Perhaps it’s the charisma of the stars (Jackman and Goyo are one likeable duo), but “Real Steel” manages to be a very entertaining and at times thrilling ride. It may rip off every “Rocky” film to the letter, but we defy you not to be cheering when the inevitable ‘final fight’ comes along. CP Rating:

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H POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD (14th October). “Supersize Me” documentarian Morgan Spurlock turns his attentions to the world of advertising- not just commercials, but also product placement within movies, TV and even our everyday lives. Spurlock attempts to make the documentary solely through advertising, and as we delve into the world of corporate sponsorship, we see the intricate strategies behind the advertising we see every day. A fascinating doc, expertly told by Spurlock, who never preaches, but rather observes what drives us to go out and buy something based on seeing a 10 second ad. A little lighthearted perhaps, but riveting nonetheless. CP Rating:

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Recipe|More nutty than a Thai Curry I

thought that I would be writing a recipe complementary to our autumn weeks and months. I believe I have conjured something that will meet our expectations of the traditional roast as well as the unexpected Indian summer we are presently experiencing. This dish has been inspired by my recent disappointment at a local Hertford pub, part of a chain. No pun intended, but their monkfish dish lacked both spirit and punch. For best results season the fish the day before and cook the garlic pumpkin.

Blackened Cajun Roasted Monkfish with Coconut and Chilli Pepper Sauce served with Roasted Garlic Pumpkin and seasonal Greens Preheat oven 200C. Serving a party of 4, each fillet of monkfish should be 150g/5oz and trimmed removing the grey membrane. Season each one the day before with ½ a tsp per fillet of Blackened Cajun seasoning and refrigerate, Next you will need to wash and roast a 150g Pumpkin, + a garlic bulb wrapped in foil, place on a baking tray and cook for 30 to 40min or until tender. Scoop out the flesh and seeds and place remaining pumpkin + the garlic in a food processor until smooth, season with s &p cool and refrigerate. *The garlic will take considerably less time to cook 20min or so. Prepare all the ingredients for the sauce in advance that way you will be able to keep the fish warm and serve immediately when the sauce is finished.

heatproof or removable handles, suitable for the oven. Add the fillets and cook for about 3min on one side, then turn over. Transfer to the oven and cook for about 5min or until firm The base of the sauce is in essence a coconut bĂŠchamel using 15g butter, 15g flour, 200ml coconut milk, freshly grated nutmeg, s &p 1 clove of garlic crushed or finely chopped 1 tsp soy sauce. Prepare separately: 5g small hot red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped, 10g hot green jalapeno peppers again deseeded and finely chopped, and set aside. In a saucepan melt butter and stir in flour to make a roux. Cook over a low heat for min and half. Stirring all the time with a small whisk, add the coconut milk bring to the boil then immediately season with nutmeg, s &p Stirring continuously simmer for 10 min In another saucepan heat 50g butter until it turns fragrant and golden brown, toss in the red and green chillies and immediately add to the bĂŠchamel. On a heated plate place the reheated garlic pumpkin in the centre in circular shape. Add the fish, cover with sauce and garnish with fresh herbs. Serve with seasonal vegetables e.g. broccoli. Until next time enjoy! AJ

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RSPCA| Southridge Appeal t any one time RSPCA Southridge has approximately 90 cats and 50 dogs in our care. That is a lot of mouths to feed every day! We are in desperate need of the following items:

2. Cans of wet food – all flavours and brands

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1. Newspaper 2. Cans and pouches of wet food – all flavours and brands 3. Whiskas kitten food 4. Dry food

If you have anything available to donate (1 tin, 10 tins a packet of treats – all donations gratefully accepted), please drop it into the centre. We will put it to good use. Thank you.

RSPCA Southridge,Packhorse Lane Ridge, Potters Bar, EN6 3LZ.

5. Treats 6. Toys and scratching posts 7. Cat beds and blankets

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David ROAD SAFETY ISSUES Burrowes

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oad safety has been a big issue for me over the years as your local MP. The fact that road crashes are the biggest killers of young people is reason enough. I have also been spurred by the tireless campaigning of my constituents George and Giuletta Galli-Atkinson. Following the death of their daughter Livia at the hands of a dangerous driver they have championed road safety issues. It has led to a national award to commend traffic police officers' excellence in family liaison and investigation of road crashes. I will be co hosting the Livia Award ceremony with my predecessor Stephen Twigg next month. It has also led to the 'Safe Drive Stay Alive' initiative which is again taking place at the Millfield Theatre this month and helps local 6th formers understand the dangers on our road by hearing from those on the front line emergency services and victims.

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Finally, the Galli-Atkinsons have worked with me for the last 5 years in a campaign to plug the gap in law between the sentence for killing someone through

dangerous driving and causing serious injury. We have just heard the good news that after I unsuccessfully introducing an amendment to the Road Safety Bill in 2006 the Government have now finally agreed to increase the sentence for causing serious injury by dangerous driving. It is an example of the fruits of years of hard campaigning and the influence constituents can have locally and nationally. Talking about long hard work and service to our community, I was delighted to attend the centenary celebrations of the 3rd Southgate Scout Group this month. Roger and Hilary Smith have led the scouts and guides for a combined total of nearly 100 years. Countless numbers of young people have benefited from the values of discipline, commitment, respect for others and service so much needed in society today and exemplified by Roger and Hilary's character and leadership.

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Charity| Cards for good causes! ards for Good Causes is a non-profit making, multi-charity initiative operating a national network of over 350 Christmas card shops.

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It aims to make a wide selection of charity cards available to the public and at the same time secure the highest possible return for the participating charities. Shops are set up in a variety of venues such as churches, libraries, museums, civic centres etc in the weeks leading up to Christmas. At Palmers Green United Reformed Church Fox Lane we are in our 18th year supporting Cards for Good Causes. We have cards from 36 National Charities including The North London Hospice and a selection of Christmas goods.

The Mayor of Enfield Cllr. Christiana During will open the shop on Saturday 29th October at 11am. We are open 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday from until Tuesday 14th December. 75p in the ÂŁ is the minimum Cards for Good Causes gives back to charities for every card sold. From this the charities have to pay for the production and distribution of their cards and any VAT. In the last five years charities have received over ÂŁ20 million from their card sales through Cards for Good Causes outlets. At Palmers Green shoppers buy once and give twice! once to the person who receives the card and once to your favourite charity.

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Wellbeing...inspired by nature

MASSAGE FUSION AT GREEN ROOM At Green Room I am constantly surprised how many of my clients tell me, when asked what they would like to get out of their treatment, that they would like to feel relaxed but energized. You might think that the words seem to contradict each other, but Massage Fusion at Green Room will leave you feeling completely Relaxed and positively Energised. What is Massage Fusion Therapy? It’s a combination of treatment techniques combining aromatherapy massage, trigger point therapy, stretching techniques, fascial release of connective tissue and incorporates a selection of powerful essential oils specifically chosen to promote and energize mind and body. Massage Fusion effectively releases stress and tension, removes stagnant energy and energises your senses, leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed. (Energising Oils include: ORANGE, ROSEMARY, PEPPERMINT, THYME LINALOL, BASIL, JUNIPER, PINE, CINNAMON, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS, GRAPEFRUIT, HELICHRYSUM )

Benefits of Massage Fusion: • Benefits of Massage Fusion: • Increases range of motion in the joints • Lubricates joints by pumping synovial fluid • Condition and tones the body

Green Room is open daily; 3c Wilson Street, Winchmore Hill N21. It is well worth visiting. 0203 232 1036 www.greenroom-wellness.co.uk email: terrigreen@mac.com

• Improves posture • Strengthens muscular-skeletal system • Aids injury rehabilitation • Promotes general body and mind relaxation • Creates a positive attitude If you would like to find out more about Massage Fusion or to book your treatment call Terri at GREEN ROOM on 020 3232 1036. GREEN ROOM is unique to Winchmore Hill – totally dedicated to your wellbeing. Each treatment is individually tailored to suit your own needs and designed to restore balance and harmony to your body and mind. Terri Green MIFA is an experienced, fully qualified aromatherapist and bodywork therapist; she is registered with the International Federation of Aromatherapists www.ifaroma.org If you haven’t discovered Green Room – then call in or phone Terri to find out more

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ACUPUNCTURE FOR LOW BACK PAIN "Having suffered from back pain for 6 years… I turned to acupuncture...I was a sceptic...but acupuncture really is the only treatment that gives me immediate and long term relief..I cannot recommend it highly enough " S Israel

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Health Flu Matters|Vaccine A new flu vaccine has to be produced each year. This is because the flu virus continually changes and different types of flu virus circulate each winter. In February each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) makes an assessment of the strains of flu virus that are most likely to be circulating during the following winter in the northern hemisphere. Based on this assessment, WHO recommends which three flu strains the vaccines should contain for the forthcoming winter. Vaccine manufacturers then produce flu vaccines based on the WHO recommendations. These flu jabs are used for the countries in the northern hemisphere, not just the UK. Production of the vaccine starts in March each year after the WHO announcement. The vaccine is usually available in the UK from September. Antibodies are proteins that recognise and fight off germs that have invaded your blood, such as viruses. If you catch the flu virus later on, the immune system will recognise it and immediately produce the antibodies to fight it. It may take 10–14 days for your immune system to respond fully after you have had the flu injection. The antibodies against the flu strains will gradually decrease over time and the flu strains can change from year to year. You need to have a flu jab every year to ensure the best protection against the latest strain of the virus. How the vaccine is made The flu vaccine contains three different types of flu virus (usually two A types and one B type). For most vaccines, the three strains of the viruses are grown in hens’ eggs. The viruses are then killed (deactivated) and purified before being made into the vaccine. How it protects you The vaccine causes your body’s immune system to make antibodies to the flu virus.

Are there any side effects? The flu jab does not usually cause side effects. Sometimes, it can cause mild fever and slight muscle aches for a day or so. The flu jab cannot cause flu as there are no active viruses in the vaccine. However, people sometimes catch other flu-like viruses, or very occasionally could catch flu before the vaccine takes effect. Allergic reactions to the vaccine are rare.

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Kids Music

Monkey Music Classes

Tonya Babb has been teaching Monkey Music in Winchmore Hill, Palmers Green, Southgate and East Barnet for the last 6 years and her love for Monkey Music is clearly visible in every class that she teaches. She was nominated for nominated for ‘Most Outstanding Class Leader’ (whatson4littleones awards 2010) and won the award for 'Best National Pre-Schooler Development Activity 2010'. Monkey Music is an award winning pre-school music class for children aged 3 months to 4 years. It’s a superb concept; the classes are fun but very educational at the same time. Tonya captivates both the children and adults with a winning combination

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of catchy songs, percussion instruments and wonderful props. The children take part with other children of a similar age and classes are specifically tailored to them, which ensures that they remain captivated the whole time. Your child will improve their listening skills, social skills and confidence, just what they need to prepare them for nursery and school. Mums and carers often say how much they enjoy the classes too, and are so proud when they see their child developing and copying Monkey's actions in class and at home. Monkey Music’s latest ‘Rock n Roll’ curriculum has been specially written and developed for babies from 3 months. Based around the everyday experience and development of a young baby, this unique curriculum focuses on engaging babies through the sensory experiences of fascinating sounds and absorbing activities. Great for meeting new friends in those early years and focusing on the bond between carer and baby! Call Tonya now to book your complimentary class and join in the fun on 02083602730 or you can email her at tonya.babb@monkeymusic.co.uk or visit her website at www.monkeymusic.com

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Business Helpdesk|Templates I

n this article I want to talk about a few business tips that everyone should know but I’m constantly amazed that so few do. Firstly Word Templates, if you’re a small business owner or freelancer then you will undoubtedly be sending out the same documents on a regular basis, quotes & invoices for instance, well you could save yourself a whole lot of time if you create a proper Word Template for each one. A template in word processing terms is a document with some settings already in place. When you first open Microsoft Word it gives you a new document. This document is an in-built template. Well you can also create your own C u s t o m Te m p l a t e s which have all your styles & setting saved, the important things to note are when you save as a template your file will have a .dotx extension name & you should not save them with your documents but in their own folder. It’s important to keep them separately, you will probably already have a ‘Templates’ folder on your p.c & if you keep all your templates together they won’t become corrupted.

Now the joy of having all your templates at hand is when you open Word & click on ‘New’ you can select the template you wish to use, you can also insert a date that automatically updates and a table that totals amounts for you, just like an excel file. I really advise spending some time setting up your templates properly or get red desk to do it for you. Another important point about invoices is once created you should really be saving the file as a PDF and sending your customer a .pdf not a word file. A .pdf file cannot be altered so you know the document you’ve sent cannot be changed. This is also very important if sending your C.V., if you send it as a .pdf you know all your formatting is not going to jump around the page when read by the recipient. Finally on a slightly different note, I cannot believe how many people do not know about the BCC line on email address bar. The amount of emails I get where there are hundreds of email addresses that I have to scroll through before I get down to the message. If you add all your email addresses into the BCC ‘Blind Carbon Copy’ then the recipients cannot see everyone else’s addresses.

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Finance| Useful tips for your finances....... s I sit in my office in Harpenden with the autumnal sun shining through the window I am reminded old stock market expression “Sell in May and go away, don’t come back until St Leger’s Day”. Well, Masked Marvel won the St Leger on 10th September and it would take a super hero to unravel the current state of the financial markets! I’m no super hero but I thought I might have a go at helping de-mystify the savings market at a time when interest rates are at an all time low but inflation is eating away the value of any cash that you have.

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What would have happened if you had followed the old adage? During May the FTSE 100 index (a measure of UK share prices that is often quoted in the press) fluctuated between 5800 and 6000, so let’s take an average of 5900 for the month, and the price on Friday the 9th Sep was around 5200. Hence, following the adage this year you would be about 12% better off, however, if you had done the same in 2010 you would have been slightly worse off and in 2009 a lot worse off! This just goes to show that most of us need professional help when looking to save for the future. One of the most misunderstood ways of saving for the future is by taking out a pension. As soon as the word is mentioned most people’s eyes glaze over and rightly so as the pension industry has developed an astounding amount of jargon to describe what they do! I will try to simplify………

A pension is really just a long term savings account that has a number of tax and other benefits depending on what the government of the day decides….and herein lies some of the complexity as each new government decides to tinker with the rules! Most of us come across the pension industry if we work for a large organisation. Historically most company schemes were final salary schemes……..your pension paid to you was a function of how many years you had worked and what your final salary was. This is called a defined benefit scheme and was widely used by employers to attract and retain good people. Unfortunately, most companies have stopped offering this due to new accounting rules brought in by the last government. Instead they may offer a scheme where the contribution is know each month but the final value will not be known until you retire. Even if you are not in a company scheme you can set up your own personal pension where you can either make monthly contributions or a lump sum of up to £50,000 each year. Why would I do that I hear you say when the investment market is so uncertain at the moment..........the answer to that will be in next month’s article! If you can’t wait a month call one of our experts for a free consultation on 01582 715777 Geoff Newman, Director, Lyndhurst Financial Management Ltd. geoffnewman@lyndhurstfm.co.uk Authorised and Regulated by The Financial Services Authority.

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Place a spacer next to the tile and carry on this process throughout the room, making sure the tiles are flat and level. Wipe off any excess adhesive with a damp cloth or sponge and leave them to dry. Making the cuts Hold each tile against the gap, mark and cut it using a tile cutter and carefully sand any rough edges. Apply adhesive to each tile and fix in place, then clean off any excess and leave to dry before removing any protruding spacers. Apply the grout Prepare the mixture as described on the packaging. Spread the grout over the tiles with a grout float at about a metre at a time. Work across the tiles diagonally and at a 45 degree angle to push the grout mix into the joints. Use a damp sponge to wipe off any excess as you go, repeat the process and when the grout is dry, polish the tiles with a clean dry cloth. Finally, use waterproof sealant where the tiles join baths and other fittings.

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Natural hide rugs look stunning and feel great beneath bare toes. The use of natural hides as floor coverings is as old as man itself. Natural colouring and texture suits all styles of interiors but if you want something a bit different try a mock zebra print. When you buy a hide rug, don’t buy cheap. Cheap hides can smell like Yetis and moult like a dogs in summer. Buy from a reputable source and you will enjoy them for many years to come.

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There is however further discussion to take place, principally the possible provision of alternative parking within the sports field.

As many of you will know a car park was formed many years ago in the very wide verge beside the Clowes Playing Field, principally for the use of the very active Football and Cricket Clubs, whose members fill this car park at weekends and who would otherwise park in the surrounding roads.

Planning approval will need to be obtained for any future development and the Chairman felt that many of the points of objection raised would again be raised at this time. However we feel with the sale of land for development the Council is effectively giving approval to the main planning issue of “Change of Use”.

The sports clubs recently heard quite by chance that the Council had determined this car park was “surplus to requirements” and was to dispose of this by tender for development. Neither the Sports Clubs nor the surrounding residents had been advised of this proposal. The admitted and sole reason for the sale of this land was to raise capital. As soon as they were aware of this they informed a number of pressure groups, the Residents Association being one, and the Ward Councillors immediately set in motion a “Call-In” procedure. This enabled Councillors and interested parties to attend an Overview and Scrutiny Committee and question the appropriate Cabinet Members on their proposals. The “Call-In” was held on 26 September and the Ward Councillors, representatives from the Residents Association, the Sports Clubs and resident neighbours spoke eloquently about the need to retain this car park for many reasons. The need to avoid extensive on street parking, the need to keep a “green” buffer between the road and the playing fields, the need to keep all the mature trees, and environmental damage incurred if further housing development proceeded.

N21 FESTIVAL If you haven’t heard already then you will now hear a lot more about the forthcoming Festival to be held during the week 16 – 23 June on and about The Green, Winchmore Hill. The roads across The Green will be closed and stalls erected, including a stage, while various exhibitions will display Winchmore Hill 100 years ago. This Festival is to celebrate the centenary of Henrieta Cresswell’s publication of her book “Winchmore Hill Memories of a Lost Village” and we hope everyone will enter into the spirit of the event and join in. We are looking for individuals, charities and small companies all living or working within Winchmore Hill who would wish to have a stall on The Green. If you wish to participate please visit the website n21.net Festival 2012.

Many of the Council’s arguments were discredited and clearly not based on facts. Surveys had been carried out in a very casual fashion and no consultation had been undertaken with surrounding neighbours or the users. However, disappointingly the proposal was not “referred back” for further consideration and clearly some members of panel had made up their minds before the meeting and it all went along party lines.

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He’s known for more supernatural exploits through the “Twilight” franchise, but recently Hollywood star Taylor Lautner went out on his own to star in “Abduction”, opposite Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina, playing a young man on the run from both the CIA and the mob. “This was really a huge step for me because it’s very different from anything that I’ve done before but I think the biggest difference here is that the cast we were surrounded by in this movie was unbelievable... I really couldn’t have done it without them. I learned so much from just watching these guys work, it’s been a wonderful experience for me.”

responded great to every movie, and I just hope with the next two we can deliver what they are hoping for.” With all this success and his obvious good looks, many are comparing him to superstar and new friend Tom Cruise. Is he flattered by the comparisons to the biggest of all stars? “I wouldn’t say we’re best friends but I have ran into him a few times and I guess I can technically say I’ve worked with him once for the MTV Movie Awards” he says, “but those are some mighty, mighty shoes to fill. I would give anything to have a tenth of the career that Tom Cruise has had”

It’s the first of two major movies, with the first part of the final “Twilight” instalment, “Breaking Dawn, out next month. The ‘Twi-Hards’ are known for their ferocious support of the franchise, and Lautner is very grateful for it. “It’s wonderful to have the type of support we’ve always enjoyed on these movies. The fans are very committed, they’ve

Stardom is his main goal right now, but Lautner also hopes to finish off his education one day. “Right now it’s very busy and I feel like I’m living my dream right now” he explains. “This what I’ve wanted to do for a very long time and I have to pinch myself because I’m not quite sure if this is real. But yeah, that’s always in the back of my mind. I enrolled in my community college as soon as I finished High School and then just became too busy but that definitely interests me.” “Abduction” is out now and “Breaking Dawn: Part One” is released in November.

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Epping Forest Burial Park has two stunning award-winning ceremonial buildings for funerals and memorial services – a place where a life that has ended can be honoured and remembered amidst the timeless beauty of nature. Epping Forest Burial Park is a beautiful 52-acre mature woodland, situated in North Weald in Essex and offering families who have been bereaved a completely different experience. Our Woodland Hall is suitable for services of all faiths as well as secular funerals, while the Gathering Hall provides space for receptions, with catering facilities if required. With a minimum of two hours available for each funeral, compassionate and experienced staff are always on site and able to offer free and impartial advice. Epping Forest Burial Park offers families the freedom to personalise each ceremony, with access for the public 365 days a year – a 21st century choice. Plots may be selected and purchased anywhere within the beautiful bluebell woodland. Alternatively, the ceremonial buildings may be hired for a memorial service, providing families with the unique service and experience that can only be found at Epping Forest Burial Park. Following a cremation, ashes can be scattered or buried in the woodland, giving families a special place to visit in future years. To find out more about this remarkable place, or to request a brochure and price list, please telephone the reception on 01992 523863, or visit the website www.woodlandburialparks.co.uk

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