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We love the Summer here at NGHQ. If you are into BBQ’ing then check out the delicious kebab recipes from The Fishwife’s Kitchen. Want a gym body but struggle to find the time? Our hilarious resident “dad” Dom Murray looks at alternatives... For serious gym goers, Andy from Strength & Physique shows us how to do press ups and pull ups correctly. We’re tired out just looking at the images!! There are plenty of great competitions in this edition including a £100 meal voucher and some karting passes so get entering, you need to be in it to win it... Happy Reading Ali, Cat, Sarah & Francine

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Finding the Perfect Babysitter Finding a babysitter is one of the most difficult tasks out there.

Whether you’re a new parent searching for your first ever babysitter, or a seasoned parent with four children looking for the next babysitter in a long string of carers, it’s complicated to find the perfect fit.

Taking the actual step of leaving your child with a babysitter is daunting. You’ll have all the emergency numbers listed

in full view. You’ll remind the sitter that you’re simply a phone call away if there’s a problem. Did you mention that the youngest needs to be in bed by eight? Does the babysitter remember that the oldest has a peanut allergy? As you walk out the door, you’ll have a frantic few moments. You might even want to change your plans and head right back into the house.

driver’s licence, so last minute bookings will be problematic. They all have their pros and cons, how can you choose?

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potential babysitters first is one of the best ways to find the best carer for you. Use this opportunity to discuss requirements. If you haven’t negotiated this before meeting the sitter, determine in person how much the babysitter will charge you. What is their hourly rate? Will they accept a lower fee if all they need to do is sit on the couch while the child sleeps?

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are many ways to find babysitters, especially nowadays with all the online babysitting platforms that help connect parents with local babysitters. The challenging part is finding a carer you can trust and that fits with your family. In order to finally take that daunting first step out of the house and leave your child with a babysitter, you’ll need to find the right one.

not the only thing you should take into account when searching for a babysitter. A good way to figure out if the carer will fit with your family is to have them interact with your children in front of you. Simply bring your children along to the meeting. Don’t outright tell them it’s a test, but do watch them carefully. Do they greet the children or just you, the parents? Do they smile at your children, ask them a few questions, and have an approachable attitude? I once met up with a family at a café, where the parents had brought both their children. I’m not sure it was intentionally supposed to be a test but a couple days later, the family hired me as their babysitter because I was apparently the candidate that connected best with their children (despite having less experience than the other babysitters they met).



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that you are leaving your child with someone they’ve met before, that they are friendly and comfortable can truly make that step out the door much easier for you.

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Summer Holiday Fun

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Wednesday 8th - Unicorn Tea Party 10.30am. Come and make your unicorn headbands and wear them while we enjoy a Tea Party in style. Dinosaur Adventure Picnic 2pm. Dinosaur explorers will enjoy a treasure hunt and games in our Jurassic plant tunnel followed by a posh picnic party. Please book at customer services, places are very limited. £15 for 1 adult and 1 child, £6 to add an additional person onto your booking.

Wednesday 22nd - Make a Terracotta Garden Mobile £7

Thursday 9th - Spoon Scarecrows and Orange Bird Feeders £2 per activity

Thursday 23rd - Dinosaur Adventure Picnic 10.30am. Dinosaur explorers will enjoy a treasure hunt and games in our Jurassic plant tunnel followed by a posh picnic party. Unicorn Tea Party 2pm. come and make your unicorn headbands and wear them while we enjoy a Tea Party in style. Please book at customer services, places are very limited. £15 for 1 adult and 1 child, £6 to add an additional person onto your booking.

Wednesday 15th - Fairy and Pirate gardens £7

Wednesday 29th - Spoon Scarecrows and Orange Bird Feeders £2 per activity

Thursday 16th - Make a Garden Lantern Jar £2

Thursday 30th - Make a Bug Hotel £7

Booking only necessary for Unicorn and Dinosaur Parties, for all other activities just drop in any time within the time shown. All materials included. Activities aimed at Children age 3+. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


If you run a group or club for kids, this is the page for you! The listing is free for not-for-profit or charity groups. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition (up to 150 characters). Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Inbetweenies Group - every Wednesday, 10am-11.30am (term time only). For ages 10mths - 2 years. Aspley Children’s Centre, Minver Cres, NG8 5PJ. For more info call 0115 876 3777

Diddy Dots - every Friday (term time only), 10am - 11am. For 0-18mths. Aspley Children’s Centre, Minver Cres, NG8 5PJ. For more info call 0115 876 3777

Lily & Co Day Nursery - provide childcare for children aged 6mths-5yrs at Aspley Childrens Centre, Minver Cres, NG8 5PJ. Flexible hours. Early Learning Programme. For more info: 0115 970 5152 Birchover Play - every Wednesday, 3.30 - 5.30pm. For 5-13yrs at Birchover Comm. Centre, 83 Birchover Road, NG8 4BW. For more info call 0115 976 3777. Harrow Road Toddler Group - every Monday (term time only), 9.45am - 11.15am. From birth-5yrs, £2 per session at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, NG8 1FG. For more info call Sue Tyrer on 0115 928 2421 or 07815 449876.

Cubs at St Margaret’s - Mondays (term time) 6.30pm - 8pm at Phoenix Hall, Aspley Lane. Girls & boys aged 8 to 10½ yrs. Make new friends, earn badges, have fun! Come and visit or call 07527 645839

Strictly Ballroom/Latin American Dancing with BW Dance - Chilwell Memorial Hall, High Road, Chilwell, NG9 4AT. Saturday 11am - 12 noon. Groups for all ages 3 yrs upwards. All teachers DBS checked. For more info contact us 07940 783159 St Leonard’s Dads & Kids Club - every 3rd Saturday, monthly for 0-11yrs. From 10am - 12 noon at St Leornard’s Community Centre, Wollaton Rd, NG8 2AF. 1st Wollaton Brownies- meet every Friday, 5.30pm - 7pm at St Leornard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, NG8 2AF.

- 0115 952 3617 Song, Story & Rhyme - every Thursday, 11am-12noon. For ages 0 -4 years.

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2nd Wollaton Brownies- meet every Monday, 6pm - 7.30pm and Guides meet Monday, 7.30pm 9.15pm at St Leornard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, NG8 2AF.

Grangewood Carers & Toddlers - Tuesday (term-time) at Grangewood Methodist Church. 1.30pm to 3pm. £1.50 per session. For more info call Margaret on 0115 925 8093 Aspley Youth Group

- 7pm - 9pm (11-19yrs) at The Aspley YMCA, Melbourne Road, NG8 5HL

Kingswood Toddlers - Wed & Thurs 10am - 11.30am. Birth - 2½ years. £2 per session. At Kingswood Church, Lambourne Drive, NG8 1GR. For more info call 0115 928 4086.

Beechdale Toddler Group - every Tues (term time only), 9.15am - 11.15am. 1st session free then £2 per session. At Ambergate Community Centre, Ambergate Rd, NG8 3GD. For more info call 07891 012086.

Drop In Play Session - every Monday, 9.30 - 11.30am for 0-5yrs at Wollaton Children’s Centre, Arleston Drive, NG8 2FZ. For more info call 0115 876 2185

Notts & Arnold Amateur Cricket Club - outdoor at Goosedale Sports Club, Moor Rd, Bestwood Village, NG6 8UN. Mon & Fri’s 6.30pm-7.30pm from April-October. Contact Andrew Claye 07834 488663 Mucky Pups - every Friday, 1.15pm - 2.45pm for 0-5yrs. A messy play session at Wollaton Children’s Centre, Arleston Drive, NG8 2FZ. For more info call 0115 876 2185 Air Training Corps 1803 (Hucknall) Sqn) - The Aerodrome, Watnall Rd, Hucknall. Ages 13 - 18 yrs. Monday & Wednesday 6.45 - 9pm. Absolute Triathlon Club - Expert swim, bike & run coaching for ages 8-14yrs, all abilities. Meet Thurs 5pm - 7.15pm(term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. Call 0115 960 7912 or visit for more info.

kids What a MegaMoot!

Notts Guides and Scouts combine for their ‘biggest ever’ joint camp supporters camped out for the three nights, with a special day camp held on the Sunday for the organisations’ younger members, Rainbows and Beavers.

Young people from across Nottingham city joined thousands of Notts youngsters at ‘MegaMoot’, a unique event staged jointly by Girlguiding Nottinghamshire and Nottinghamshire Scouts over the early May bank holiday weekend. Claimed as the biggest camp for young people ever run in the county, MegaMoot Nottinghamshire was held at Walesby Forest Outdoor Activity Centre and attended by some 4,500 young people ranging in age from 5 to 25, supported by 500 adult volunteers. Brownies, Cubs, Scouts and Guides plus Senior Section, Explorers, Leaders and

Athena and Melinda, both aged 10 and from 101st Kingswood Brownies (pictured above), were very excited. ‘We loved the land zorbing’, they said together, while their fellow Brownie Evelyn, also 10, was too busy getting to the top of the climbing frame to have her picture taken. A huge diversity of MegaMoot activities ran throughout the weekend, including kayaking, rafting, water-zorbing and BMX. Steven Tupper, the new County Commissioner for Nottinghamshire Scouts agreed. ‘It is fantastic to see young people from across the county taking part in so many great activities,’ he reflected. ‘The feel around the whole camp was one of fun and adventure.’

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Pippins Playgroup - a fun & friendly baby & toddler group. Fridays 10am - 11.30am at Wollaton Vale Community Centre, NG8 2JA. For more information visit pippinswollaton

Bilborough Baby & Toddler Group - every Monday in term time. 9.30am - 11.30am. Just 50p, including drinks/snacks. At St Martin’s Church, St Martin’s Road, NG8 3BH. Call 07929 013447 or visit The Ark Youth Club - 7-16 year olds. Thursday 6.30pm-7.30pm (term-time). Table tennis, pool, games, life lesson stories and tuck shop! Glaisdale Gospel Hall, NG8 4GY. For more info call: 07967 490318. Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: W: Tues & Thurs eves 7pm - 9.15pm.

Nottingham Boys Choir - does your son enjoy singing? NBC rehearses in Daybrook Baptist Church, Mansfield Rd, Daybrook, Wed - 6.15-8pm. Visit our website: www.nottinghamboyschoir. or drop in on a rehearsal. It’s great fun! 2nd Arnold Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers - Beavers Fri | Cubs Panther Grp - Nottingham Outlaws BMX 6.30-7.45 club run coaching sessions Nottingham BMX Race Track 7-8.30pm Tues | Cubs Otter Grp 7-8.30pm Thurs | Scouts 7.30-9pm Wed | Explorers Saturdays: 9.30am onwards. Gates Thur (Spring/Summer) & Sun (Winter). Also BMX 8-9.30pm races. ForFri. Contact Noel Yeatman 0115 956 9865/0787505 6784 Nottinghamoutlawsbmxclub or visit www. more or facebook: Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell. Army Cadets - challenge yourself and learn new skills: fieldcraft, navigation, camping, expeditions, shooting, sport, BTEC, DofE and much more. Young people 12yrs to 18yrs. For more information visit to find your nearest Detachment or tel: 0115 9837645

Not just fit. Dad fit. Do you remember just after New Year when you resolved to change your lifestyle? Become fitter, eat better, drink less, and generally get buff for beach season? You created a pinterest board of exercise plans and cool looking beach shorts that you were planning on showing off in the summer. I’m guessing that like me, many of them have been completely forgotten as you polish off your child’s unfinished dinners and tuck into those extra helpings of pudding. After all, that bottle of beer in the fridge isn’t going to drink itself, and it would be rude to leave a slice of cake uneaten. And suddenly the holidays are closer. Unless you start on some high-intensity workout plan you’re running the risk of being mistaken for a muffin in swimwear. It’s hard to pretend you’re James Bond when you’re still carrying the Christmas cake. Have no fear, as every dad knows living with children is as much workout as anyone needs. Follow my foolproof steps below and you will be ready for the holidays (please note, this isn’t a legal guarantee. In fact it may not actually be true either!).

FULL BODY WORKOUT Your new regime starts from the moment you wake up: get out of bed, make breakfast, find the toys, switch on the TV, get the kids clothes, switch the TV channel, remake breakfast (they’ve changed their minds), force the kids to brush their teeth, try and get them dressed, find that shoe, no, the other one, work out where the school bags have gone, dress yourself before you leave the house…. Your workout will never end.

LEG DAY It’s important to focus on specific muscle groups in any exercise plan. Often the legs are overlooked but as long as you live in a house that includes both children and stairs you’ll be absolutely fine. Having kids means you’ll have to endure countless instances of running between floors. It doesn’t matter how many times you screech at your kids to come downstairs and get whatever toy they’re complaining about not having, they’ll stay in their rooms like the residents of a besieged castle forcing you to bend to their will. But remember this (as you’re climbing like Sisyphus for the umpteenth time), you will have calves to die for at the end of it.

MOBILE DAD Keeping your mobility is vital, especially as the years go on. Fortunately your kids are here to help. The thoughtful blighters constantly leave piles of clothes, toys, books and random debris across the house. All you have to do is pick it up. Regularly. And have no fear, just when you think you’ve done a sweep of the whole house your mini gym coaches will start the routine all over again. Isn’t it great to have such forward-thinking children. Just remember to bend from the knees.

STRESS INDUCED WEIGHT LOSS If all that sounds too much like hard work, don’t worry. All children will drive you to distraction with a continuous routine of not listening, constantly repeating the same questions, asking you to pick up the thing that’s within arms reach of them, singing terrible songs loudly, screaming, crying for no reason, and waking you up before the sun has thought about rising. All of this combined overload will naturally heighten your stress and anxiety resulting in unchecked weight loss (and probable hair loss and a general increase in muttering threats beneath your breath). That’s it dads. You have no excuse. Follow this handy exercise plan and you’ll be ready to audition for Baywatch. Failing that, there’s always the option to sit on the patio and finish off that last beer.

Edging into my forties, I’m a wrangler of two young children who are either going to keep me eternally young or drive me to an early grave. I’ll be sharing some of my experiences of parenthood and my terrible attempts at staying relevant! Dominic Murray

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A long-term foster ‘lucky black’ cat, is still wishing for a home – and appealing to readers for it! Readers may recall the plight of Baxter, who was rescued in a dreadful state by local charity, Animal Accident Rescue Unit. Many months on, the 7-year old appears to have been forgotten about – as other cats have since found homes – and yet he still waits, and waits ... in the hope someone will give him a loving home as the only feline. He was found suffering from cat flu, and though now recovered, is safest homed alone. This beautiful boy is the ideal feline companion, as his fosterer highlights: ‘Baxter meows for fuss and is really affectionate. Why he’s been overlooked is a mystery, and a shame.’ As with all the charity’s cats, Baxter is flea and worm treated, micro-chipped, litter-trained and vaccinated – his new owner is responsible for future vaccinations. Could you be the change in Baxter’s luck? To arrange to meet and for details, contact the Adoption Officer at, who will reply as soon as possible. All potential adoptions need a successful homecheck. Cats are not rehomed on or near busy roads, unless indoor-only. With no premises, animals are fostered in volunteers’ homes. The charity does not cover healthy strays/unwanted pets, but helps neglected, injured and vulnerable animals and birds. Anyone finding an animal needing emergency transport to a vet should leave a detailed message on 0115-9321555. For all rescued animals needing homes, see www.


We are a group of passionate volunteers who want to stop the decline in hedgehog numbers and help save one of our best loved British mammals from extinction. We do talks, landsite visits, help with hedgehog rescue,do schools visits, collect newspapers for our local hedgehog rescue centre,raise money and generally help in whatever ways we can. Contact details at the bottom. Here are a few ways in which you can help your local hedgehog population; • Put out a shallow dish of fresh water. • Feed them meat-based dog/cat food. They love unsalted chopped or crushed peanuts, sunflower hearts and dried meal worms. Never give them bread and milk as they can’t digest it. • No single garden is large enough - they need to be linked. A 13cm hole at the base will allow Hogs easy access not only to your garden but also to your neighbours. • Hogs make nests from large deciduous leaves like oak or cherry. Pile up some logs in the corner of your garden – then add fallen leaves. • You can buy or make a Hogitat in your garden for them to use. • Check any piles of wood or garden refuse before burning. • Always provide an exit ramp from garden ponds. • Check your garden before using any garden machinery. • Avoid using pesticides. NG16 Help Hedgehogs - Anne Ryan on 01773 789612 or Local Hedgehog & Small Animal Rescue Leslie on 07773 680 264

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National charity Guide Dogs is calling for urgent support from dog owners, as latest data reveals an alarming 12 guide dogs are attacked every month on average. In nearly 60% of these attacks the aggressor dog was off the lead. In addition to the emotional and physical trauma of an attack, for the dog and owner, this serious issue has cost the charity over £1.3million since 2010 – the equivalent of 90,000 guide dog leads. The charity has launched a Take the Lead campaign, calling for the public to put their dog on a lead when they see a guide dog working. Canine researchers from the charity say this simple action could be the key to preventing future attacks. Guide Dogs has campaigned on the issue of dog attacks in the past and back in 2014 tougher laws were introduced meaning if your dog attacked an assistance dog you could face up to a three-year jail sentence. However, the charity feels more needs to be done to prevent attacks and is now looking to the nation’s dog owners for support. Attacks on guide dogs can have long-lasting affects for both the dog and owner. For more information about Guide Dogs Take the Lead campaign head over to; www.

Sunday 16th September @ 3pm in the car park (inside if weather bad)! Now in our fourth year, so if you haven’t been before, come and enjoy this light-hearted fun and informal time of worship for all!

Approx 2000 healthy animals are put to sleep every week in the UK Low cost speying & neutering schemes for pets available in the Nottingham area reg charity: 702569

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Congratulations to: A Burrows, L Thompson, B Ward & M Donaldson who won West Midlands Safari Park passes; H Radford & D Bradbury who won theatre tickets; K Jones who won a £100 meal; L Fitzpatrick who won £25 cash; J Gordon who won £20 voucher; Thanks to: Theatre Royal, West Midlands Safari Park & Banyan Tree

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If you run a support group or organisation and want people to know about it, why not list is here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group - if you are affected by Prostate Cancer and would like to talk to others in a similar situation, you are welcome to join our group. We meet at the Nottingham City Hospital between 7 and 9pm on the 2nd Thursday every other month. Partners always welcome. For further details please contact Self Help UK on 0115 911 1661 Wollaton Memory Club - meet at St Leaonards Community Cafe, Bramcote Lane, NG8 2ND on 2nd Tue monthly from 10am - 12noon. This is a friendly, informal, welcoming place for anyone with dementia & their carers to gain practical information & emotional support. For more information contact the Alzheimer’s Society at Castle Heights 72 Maid Marian Way, Nottm NG1 6 BJ. Tel: 0115 9343800 or 0115 9343811 Email: This is a free service. Aching Arms - is a charity that brings comfort following the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after. For more information visit Nottingham Miscarriage Support - For anyone effected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy who would like to meet with other women and men who have shared similar experiences. Meet 3rd Thursday monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115 8449484 or 07870 771326 or ADHD - a support group for adults with ADHD. Meet 3rd Monday of month 7 - 9pm in Nottingham City Centre. Call 0115 982 2573 for more info. Cutting Back - Self-help group for women who self-harm. Weekly meetings in City Centre. For more information call 07930 713530 or email:

Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, face-toface advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor: or call 07973 113 882 Irish Community Cancer Group - self help group for people affected by cancer in the Irish community. Meet the last Wed of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm at Self Help Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661 Recovery from Separation & Divorce Course - an 8 week course starting soon to help anyone struggling with the effects of relationship breakdown. At a city centre location. Contact Judy or Phil on 0115 779 1315 or email: judy. Framework’s EVE Works - Helps unemployed people into work/training/volunteering. We help remove barriers to work. For free 1-2-1 appointments and training eg. confidence building/interveiw skills. Tel: 0800 111 4262 or email:

Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge to people with any terminal illness and their carers. For a few hours each week, our trained volunteers will visit people in their homes offering companionship and support tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304 8730 or email: Visit www.mariecurie. for more information. Allsorts - Do you have physical or sensory disabilities? Want to meet new people? Aged 18-40? Have fun with like minded people, join Nottinghamshire Allsorts. email: or visit: Relate Nottinghamshire - Offers family counselling, relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples counselling. Costs negotiated according to income. Tel: 0115 958 4278 from 9am to 9pm. MS Society - Nottingham and District Branch Drop-in meeting, the 2nd Wednesday every month at Brookfields Garden Centre, Mapperley Plains from 2pm - 3.30pm. We meet in the rear of the cafe. It’s an informal event with a friendly group of people affected by MS including carers and family. No charge, no need to book. Just turn up or contact Doug for more information. Tel: 0115 966 3582

Dizzy Self Help Group - for anyone in Notts area with balance problems, whatever the cause. The group’s meetings

are a social occasion, with speakers on a variety of topics, to provide an opportunity to meet fellow sufferers & for mutual support. Meet at The City Mission, Parliament St. For more info ring Jeff on 0115 8451360.

Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780.

Contact the Elderly - If you want to make a difference to the lives of elderly people in your local community, why not consider volunteering for Contact the Elderly? We are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Please contact Tracy Parr on 01522 306565/07914 152679 or email: for more info.

Adoption Open Evening - first Thursday monthly. Adopt Together opens it’s doors for anyone considering adoption. Come along for a chat with our friendly adoption team between 6pm - 7.30pm at our West Bridgford office, 7 Colwick Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 5FR. For more info visit or 0115 9558811 Al_Anon - is a family group who meet twice weekly to give support to family & friends who have or are living with the stress

of alcoholics. The meetings take place at 25 Clarendon St, Nottingham. Mon 7pm - 8.30pm & Fri 7.30pm - 9pm. For more info call 020 7403 0888 or visit:

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you like to meet others with similar experiences? Come along to our support group & gain information & support as a sibling. To register to attend the group visit ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MESH is Nottingham’s self help group for people with ME/CFS. We have socials & run weekly relaxation, gentle moves & breathing sessions. Some joint events with people who have fibromyalgia. Contact Richard on 0115 925 2586 or email: Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Tuesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm at Antenna, 15 Beck St, NG3 3BP. For info contact Wendy -

SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led

meetings are held in Nottingham on Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For meeting details please visit or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Dyslexia Action, Nottingham - specialist tuition for literacy and numeracy for all ages. Full psychological assessments. Exam access arrangements. Awareness training for schools, colleges, work-based trainers and employers. Our Nottingham Office is based at 2 King Street, NG1 2AS. Please phone 0115 948 3849 for more information and a free consultation.

Connecting Families - for family matters. We are passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott for information on 07877 583529 or email:

Heart Support Group - run by Nottingham City Primary Care Cardiac Service. Meet on first Wednesday each month from 2-4pm at Bakersfield Comm. Centre. Also groups in Clifton and Hyson Green. Contact cardiac team for more info on: 0115 883 4733

Loss of someone to suicide? - Loss is a self help support group for those who have experienced the suicide of a family member or someone close. For more information call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) or visit Over The Rainbow Parkinsons Support Group - support for ANYONE affected by Parkinsons Disease. Our aims are to enjoy life & have fun. Monthly meeting with buffet lunch 11am - 1pm, 2nd Saturday at Southwell. Email: or call Sandra & Michael on 01636 812399 FREE legal advice clinic - at the CORE centre, Calverton every Tuesday 9.30 - 12.30pm. Lauren is a specialist family resolution lawyer and offers a minimum 45 min confidential free meeting. Call Lauren on 07990 806086 or email: Nottingham Counselling Service - not-for-profit service providing high quality affordable counselling for anyone

aged 16 & over in the Nottinghamshire area. Accredited services include individual, couples & employer assistance counselling. To find out more call 0115 950 1743 or email: Located at Unit 5, Victoria Centre, Kent St, NG1 3LZ. Open 9am-8pm weekdays. Minimal waiting times. Gateway Women - a group to support women who don’t have children by circumstances not by choice. http:// was started by Jody Day. The Nottingham group meet 1st Saturday of the month at Edin’s, Broad Street at 11am. For more info contact Sally on 07796 318046.

My Sight Notts - provides support & advice for people with sight loss including aids & equipment, IT support, sighted guides & befriending, peer support & social groups, arts & choir, sports & healthy lifestyle activities. For more info call 0115 9706 806 or email:

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Are you looking for volunteer work that is challenging, engaging, and rewarding? The PSU provides non-legal practical and emotional support to people attending court without legal representation.

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We do not give legal advice. We have a small office in Nottingham County Court. Clients can receive guidance, support and procedural help from volunteers.

Courses available throughout the year

Volunteers invest their time, skills and energy to solve clients’ problems and accompany them through the court process.

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Making Sense of Dementia

This specialist programme consists of seven, two hour weekly sessions at venues throughout Nottingham and covers a different aspect of dementia in each session. The groups are facilitated by specialists in dementia group work and will give carers a chance to learn more about the illness, the services that are available and gain support from other carers. Help with respite services and transport may be available. We hope that by reaching out to carers who are coping with managing their own lives as well as caring for someone with this very debilitating disease there will be an opportunity to gain a better understanding of dementia by


understanding the changes in communication and behaviours, learning how to look after themselves as well as those they care for, understanding nutrition, infection control, treatable dementias and manage continence care. We also have information on other services, respite care, carer’s assessments and we discuss the legal implications of caring for someone with dementia, look at the Mental Capacity Act and what it means as well as welfare benefits. All this will hopefully improve the quality of life of both the carer and the cared for by increasing carer’s knowledge of dementia and improving coping skills, confidence and morale. The sessions also aim to reduce the sense of isolation. The programme is free to those that live in the Nottingham City and the County, all we ask is for a small contribution for refreshments. For more information or to book a place on one of our programmes please ring Bev Pearson on 0115 978 6133 or 07745 956880

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Social Groups for Ex-Servicemen

How many of you have used the word discrimination to describe a workplace behaviour or as a response to something said to you by a friend or colleague? We all think we know what it means and that there may be some redress if it’s encountered at work, but it may be useful to use this article to define what it means in law. Whilst large multinational companies have HR professionals and legal departments to deal with alleged incidents, many smaller organisations do not. And it’s in these environments that certain behaviours can flourish if not dealt with quickly and efficiently. The characteristics that are protected by the Equality Act 2010 are: • Age • Disability • Gender Reassignment • Marriage or Civil Partnership • Pregnancy and Maternity • Race • Religion or Belief • Sex • Sexual orientation The legislation also protects you if people in your life, like family members or friends, have a protected characteristic and you’re treated unfairly because of that. If you think that you are a victim of any kind of discrimination at work then you should firstly make your management aware. There is a lot of help and advice available to workers who are not union members. The Citizens Advice Bureau is a good source of information ( as is ACAS ( 0300 123 1100. Never feel you have to suffer in silence. There is always help available.


Social groups for older ex-service veterans are being set up in Nottinghamshire to reduce loneliness and social isolation, and help improve their health and wellbeing. It is estimated 5.8% of Nottinghamshire’s 750,000 population are ex-service community, which amounts to 43,500 residents. The County Council was awarded £106,000 to fund a project worker for two years to link up veterans aged over 65 with local projects and activities to help them be more active in their community. Weekly group sessions have started at Broxtowe Day Service based on Sunnyside Road and are held every Tuesday between 10.30am and 12pm. Activities include cooking, reminiscence sessions where attendees share wartime and past experiences, and creating a war memories archive. Other groups are being set up at Bingham Day Service on Moor Lane and the community room at Toton’s Tesco store and there are plans to start groups in the Mansfield area. For more information contact Sharon Sorensen from the Council on 07771 381124 or visit council-and-democracy/council-structure/ supporting-armed-forces

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Gem Connection Ladies Harmony Chorus recently celebrated their twentieth birthday. Over the years the Chorus has performed at National level gaining two bronze and one silver medal within the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS). They have also performed in Germany, Holland, Italy and in Buffalo, USA. Growing from strength to strength the chorus which is now over 70 strong, are working hard and looking forward to their planned visit to compete in the Spanish Convention in April 2019. You can see the chorus in action by logging in to their web site at

Woodthorpe Singers end of summer term concert 21 July at St Marks Church with Carlton Male Voice Choir. Tickets available by contacting tom.bird@ via email. Book early!!

The Rock’n’Soul Singers July 6th we will be enjoying some more fun times as we take part in the Beer and Music festival at the Horse and Jockey, Selston. Look out for us shaking those charity buckets! Saturday July 7th we are pleased to be making a return visit to our local gathering, the Underwood Festival. Let’s hope the sun shines for this fun filled family occasion. For further information, tickets and contact details please see our website and Facebook page. Look out for us

Radcliffe Male Voice Choir Concert Saturday 14th July at 7pm

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Eastwood Collieries’ Male Voice Choir has a busy rest of year! 15 July – the Cromford Road Festival, Langley Mill – 8 August – ECMVC at Little Eaton WI 18 August – the choir perform on Derby Market Place between 2pm and 3pm – The Cathedral Quarter Sings 15 September – ECMVC perform at St Mary’s Church, Eastwood Details of all the above can be found on our Facebook page or website – www. It’s a great time to join the choir – why not give us a go as we prepare for our centenary year, starting September 2019? Call secretary, Ian – 07802 758223, or email

Gem Connection Ladies Barbershop Chorus - meet every Thurs at The Harrington Middle School, Derby

Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ; 7.30pm - 10pm. Please visit: for more info or just pop along & see us at one of our rehearsals - you’ll be made most welcome. Bestwood Male Voice Choir - Why not join Bestwood Male Voice Choir? Come to a rehearsal, no obligation or pressure, Tues from 7.45pm-9.45pm at Bestwood Village Comm Ctre, Moor Rd, NG6 8TL. For more details contact Colin Pursglove on 0115 979 4842 or visit Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony every Wed, 7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit or call Martin on 07855 270803 or just turn up. All teach by ear materials supplied. Sherwood Clarinets - an informal group that meets on Tues, 7.45pm-9.45pm at Calverton Baptist Church Hall. During the year we arrange concerts to support charities. If you enjoy playing clarinet & are of Grade 4 standard or above, why not come along? Contact Sue: for more details. Sherwood Chorus - a friendly, relaxed group of people who enjoy singing but do not read music. Meet every Mon (excl. Bank Holidays) 7-9pm at the Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, NG5 2EN. Admission £2 towards room hire. Email for up-to-date details and further info. Saturday Singers - singing is good for you. Come & try us. Members from all over Nottingham. Meet Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith St, Nottm. 9.30am-12pm. No auditions, all welcome. Lunch available. Phone 0115 931 2157 or Lace City Chorus - rehearsals every Weds, Frank Seely School, Calverton. All welcome. Singing courses held. Call Lynn 07909 684178. See Carlton Male Voice Choir - Are you interested in singing? Come and join us. Wed 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Gedling Road Methodist Church, NG4 3EX. For details call 0115 987 4941 or visit The Major Oak Chorus - gents, sing in four part harmony with the MOC, every Tues at 7.30pm at Carlton Central School, Foxhill Rd, Carlton. For more info call Paul: 07966 910201 or visit: facebook. com/majoroakchorus Woodthorpe Singers - warmly welcomes new members, all abilities. No auditions, no need to read music. Rehearsals in St Mark’s Church Hall, De Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Mon, 8-9.45pm, term time only For info contact our musical director Tina Hewitt on 07742 670732. * SUMMER CONCERT 21 JULY* The Carousel Singers - ladies choir, well est. singing a great variety of music. No auditions/no previous experience. Meet in Grangewood Church, Grangewood Rd, Wollaton on Fri, 7.15-7.30pm. For more info call Sue England on 0115 925 7928. Trent Valley Singers -a friendly mixed choir. Meet Thurs 1.30-3.30pm at Burton Joyce Comm.Church Hall. We sing a varied programme from classical to show songs. No auditions. Ability to read music not required. Call Heather 0115 844 0872 or Marjorie 0115 931 3965. Kings Community Choir - every Mon 7.30pm-9pm (term time). Open to everyone, come along, have a sing & bring friends. Kings Centre, NG5 7JX or call 0115 967 9997. Brinsley Community Choir - pop, soul, rock RnB. Now on Tues 7pm-9pm @ Brinsley Church, Church Ln, NG16 5AB. £5 per session. No audition process. For more info call Charlotte - 07581 020959. www. Singsation Children’s Choir - Ages 5-14. Tuesday 6pm-7pm. Eastwood Town Hall, 120 Nottingham Rd, NG16 3GD. For more info call Charlotte on 07581 020959. Lyrical soNGbirds - Small, friendly women’s choir for experienced or new singers. Currently have vacancies for sopranos & altos. Meet Tues 10am-12 (term time)Bramcote Methodist Church, NG9 3HB. Just turn up or call Heather - 07941 121091 or email: Rock ‘n’ Soul Singers - If you enjoy singing and would like to join us please get in touch on 01773 780192. Nottingham Clarion Choir - a welcoming & inclusive choir, campaigning through international song for justice, peace & freedom. No auditions! We practice Sundays-7.30-9.30pm. For more info: www. Just Sing! - Ladies community choir. Traditional, pop, musical theatre, folk. Cheaper than therapy! Tues, term-time at 7.30pm at St Swithuns Church, Woodborough. For more info call Cate 07717 582507/cate. Open Voices - choirs especially suitable for adults with learning difficulties. Beeston (Tues), West Bridgford (Tues) & Sherwood (Fri). 10am - 12 noon. For more info call Music for Everyone on 0115 958 9312 or email: Nottinghamshire Rock Choir - Rock Choirs are run in West Bridgford, Beeston and Rainworth all on different days/times. We are always looking for new members, if you love to sing then come and join! No need to audition or read music. Visit for more info and to sign up for a Free taster session. Torkard Ensemble - Community music group in Hucknall, we have an instrumental group (grade 5 standard & above) & a choir. We make beautiful music & raise money for local charities through concerts. We are always looking for new members, but are particularly interested in hearing from tenor and bass singers. Contact us at: jen.beaumont@

Carrington Triangle Folk Club - meet every Wednesday 8.30pm at the Gladstone NG5 2AW. All singers,

acoustic musicians, poets & listeners are very welcome. For more info call Martin and Marion 0115 9552935

The Rise - community singing group. No auditions, beginners welcome. Thursdays, 7.30pm-9pm. Federation

House, Claremont Rd, NG5 1BH. £3.50 (£1.50 concessions) per wk. First session free. For more info call Angela: 07981885013 or Rise



Mirabilé Vocal Ensemble is looking for quality trained and/or experienced alto voices. Our standards are high but so are the rewards. We rehearse in West Bridgford, Nottingham, on Monday evenings, from 8-10.00pm. For enquiries or audition details please contact uk or phone 07860930642.

Congratulations to the joint winners of Carlton Male Voice Choir’s 2018 Music Maker Award, pianist Konya Kanneh-Mason and saxophonist Nathan Holroyd. Both 17 year olds from Mapperley gave solo performances to great acclaim at the choir’s recent Festival Concert in the Albert Hall, Nottingham.

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Netflix’s talent-magnet has done it once again and attracted the legendary director David Fincher (The Social Network) to tackle the real life story of John E. Douglas and his time in the FBI’s elite serial crimes unit. A heady depiction of horrific true-story crimes that delves deep into the psychological make-up of the perpetrators, this Netflix show isn’t for the faint of heart, and demands your full attention at all times. Based on a book of the same name, the series follows young and talented agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff, Frozen) and ‘too old for this s*!t’ veteran agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany, Justice League) in the 1970s. With criminal psychology becoming a more crucial part of law-enforcement, Ford and Tench set out to interview the most disturbed criminals of the era to better understand the criminal psyche in the hope of applying this new found knowledge to solving ongoing and future crimes. From the synopsis, the series can sound like a slow, methodical affair, and it is. But the writing of Mindhunter makes it feel like anything but. The psychological dissections of these criminals unveil such interesting and twisted insights into these terrifyingly horrific people that you can’t help but get sucked in and hang on to every word, and every new theory Ford and Tench have to offer. But philosophical delving into human kind can only get a show so far. Without great characters, there’s nothing for the audience to connect with during this journey. Luckily Mindhunter has incredibly written and acted characters too. Every single actor does a phenomenal job. From Cameron Britton’s (Camp Takota) skin crawling performance as serial decapitator and rapist Edmund Kemper, to Anna Torv (Fringe) as academic Wendy Carr whose non-law enforcement point of view brings a new flavour to the crimes unit and gives rise to many interesting ethical

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ravellers to the city of Nottingham invariably find their way to this quaint old inn, carved into the rock connected with the labyrinth of sandstone caves at the foot of Nottingham Castle. As its sign says, it truly is “well known throughout the world”, but the very first question every visitor asks inevitably relates to how it came to have such an unusual name. The word “trip” used to mean a stop or rest – so the name of the pub simply means a stop on the way to Jerusalem. This unique pub has real charm. We visited early on a Friday evening and received a really warm welcome. There are plenty of fascinating rooms to sit and enjoy a drink and a meal, including some lovely outdoor spaces. The recent refurbishment has been done sympathetically and the pub has lost none of its charm. The Trip has an eclectic mix of customers including, while we were there, some really enthusiastic Americans. With all the tourist visitors you really feel you are somewhere special. It seems this is also the celebrity pub of choice for those playing at the Arena across the road.

We started with a fish and chip board (£11.49) between us. It was fabulous and plenty for us to nibble on as a starter while we soaked up the atmosphere. Mains were steak frites (£11.49), lamb shank (£13.99), braised beef and bone marrow pie (£10.99) and a steak burger (£9.95). The food was faultless, particular highlights were the rosemary salted fries, proper suet pie and melt in the mouth lamb. One dessert between us was all we could manage (pathetic, I know!) so we opted for a triple chocolate brownie (£4.95) which was served with mint ice cream. Needless to say it vanished within seconds. I rarely do reviews but boy, am I glad I did this one. Fresh food, fantastic value for money, beautiful presentation and lovely staff. This is one trip I will be making again very soon. © Ali Wale

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espite the somewhat dubious reputation of the high street “Doner” kebab, there is much more to this delicious style of cooking than a late night snack after an evening in the pub. Kebabs are in their broadest definition, grilled meat dishes and have their origins in Middle Eastern Cuisine. Many, but not all, are cooked on a skewer and may be chicken, lamb or pork, minced or ground meat, fish and vegetables. Traditionally they would also have been made with mutton, beef or goat. Evidence for the cooking of meat on spits or skewers has been found in many archaeological sites across the Middle East,

Turkey and Greece. The word itself comes from Arabic and means simply “roasted meat”. Many parts of the world have their own take on the kebab. I have a real weakness for the Greek gyros, which remind me of so many lovely holidays on the Greek Islands. But from Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan there are so many wonderful kebab recipes to try, you can’t really go wrong with any of them. Here’s a few for you to have a go at home, they can be cooked under a grill or in the oven but they are even better if you can do them over a barbeque!

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Greek Chicken Kebabs

Halloumi Kebabs with Lemon and Thyme

Tandoori Lamb Skewers with Coleslaw

Serves 6 12 boneless chicken thighs For the marinade: 2 crushed garlic cloves Zest and juice of 1 lemon 2tsp paprika 1 tbsp dried oregano 1tsp ground cinnamon 1tsp ground allspice 4 tbsp olive oil Small bunch parsley, finely chopped

Serves 4

Serves 2

Ingredients: 2 courgettes 1 large red onion 250g Halloumi cheese Punnet cherry tomatoes

4 tbsp Greek style yoghurt 1tbsp tandoori paste 175g leg of lamb steak, cubed (remove all visible fat) Small bunch of coriander 2 wholemeal chapatis

To serve: Pitta bread Yoghurt (with some chopped fresh dill and seasoning) Tomato, red onion and cucumber Lettuce leaves Prepare the marinade and season, add the chicken thighs and leave to chill overnight. Thread the chicken thighs onto 2 skewers and pack them tightly, then either BBQ until thoroughly cooked through or place in the oven (200°C) on wire rack above a roasting tin. Slice strips from the chicken and stuff into warmed pittas, serve with yoghurt and salad.

For the baste: 1tbsp olive oil 2tbs lemon juice 2 tsp fresh thyme (lemon thyme if you have some) 1tsp Dijon mustard Pitta bread to serve Halve the courgettes lengthways and thickly slice. Cut the onion into chunks and thread them with the haloumi and cherry tomatoes onto skewers. Mix all the ingredients together to make the baste. Brush the kebabs with the baste and cook over a BBQ or under the grill for 4/5 minutes, serve warm with the pitta bread.

1 carrot peeled and sliced into very thin strips Quarter of a white cabbage, shredded 1 red onion, sliced Juice of 1 lime (or lemon) 2 tsp olive oil 1tsp mustard seeds Combine 2 tbsp of yoghurt with the tandoori paste, add lamb and coat all the pieces. Mix the remaining yoghurt with 1tbsp of chopped coriander and some seasoning. For the coleslaw, mix together all the vegetables and stir through mustard seeds, citrus juice and oil. Divide the lamb between 4 skewers and then grill on a high heat until charred.

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Many of you will be familiar with these exercises. They are some of the primary movements you first learn when starting out in any form of physical activity. Both are highly important in every day life, as we use the majority of these muscle groups for daily tasks… so if you have ever wondered why you see push ups and pull ups in just about every exercise plan or fitness regime it is because these are the staple exercises for the foundation of upper body movements.

The Pull Up The pull up is like the holy grail for most people. It’s hard to achieve and extremely hard to progress with, this is why most of us give up. Not only is it beneficial to be able to perform this exercise for its strength benefits but also for improved posture. Performing too many chest dominated exercises will leave you round shouldered giving you bad posture and often, posture related issues. Between these two exercises alone you are using the majority of the upper body muscle groups. Imagine the time you could save if you became great at these two exercises…

The Press Up

Positioning the Pull Up

Most of us get the positioning of the press up wrong, working more of the shoulders and triceps than the actual chest. This happens when we have our hand placement too high and our elbows turned out too far towards a 90-degree position. Hand Position

Ideally we want our hands placed just outside shoulder width on a bar overhead. The aim of the game here is to:

Hands should be placed just outside of our chest width to start with (basic press up), in line with our chest and not our shoulders.

1. Keep your chest high (forward/diagonally pushed up) 2. Fully extend decompressing your scapular (shoulder blades) 3. Pull from your elbows towards your hips 4. Aim to get your chin above the bar

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Full Pull

Some simple tips to help build strength for pull ups are to use assist bands, stepping in one of these can hugely improve your technique. Use the lat pull down machine to activate your lats so you get use to the feeling of where to pull from within your back.



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Stressed? It’s not healthy... As a BANT (British Assoc. For Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) registered nutritionist, I see a fair share of clients with various health conditions. From digestive disorders to more complex issues, stress is always an unwelcome variable that is stopping individuals from getting better. Developed as a survival instinct to save us from incoming dangers, cortisol, the main stress hormone, is freely produced in response to stressful situations. Most of us will be pretty familiar with its effects. A racing heart, inability to switch off and anxiety, but what is lesser known is the wider ranging consequences: • Stress puts digestion on the back burner. Stress is a survival instinct, so why would you need to be digesting food whilst attempting to run away from a predator? IBS-type symptoms are common in chronically stressed individuals. • Similarly to digestion, fighting off infections also isn’t a priority whilst in a state of danger, so immunity is suppressed. The net result is a poorly functioning immune system and susceptibility to pick up every cold going. • Cortisol, the stress hormone, is the same substance that controls the sleep/wake cycle. Cortisol is naturally higher in the morning allowing us to wake up refreshed and drops through the day, making way for restful sleep. Higher levels of cortisol during the day or evening may contribute to poor sleep and morning grogginess. Needless to say, there is only so long that the body can go on in a stressed state.


30 Day Plan – how it worked for us... Here at NGHQ we like a challenge. In the last edition Eva told us all about her 30 day nutrition plan and we decided to give it a go. Here’s what happened... Eva sent us each an individual plan based on a questionnaire we completed on-line. There was Don’t lots of really useful information and advice. The expect plan also included meal ideas and recipes and guidance on how much protein, carbohydrates and fats we should each be eating. I knew I wasn’t eating enough and also not eating at the right times. The plan got me to focus on this. On a typical day I had Greek yoghurt and fruit for breakfast, a tuna salad for lunch and sweet potato or brown rice with loads of vegetables and chicken or fish for dinner. I was never hungry. Eva also got us drinking a lot more water than we were used to. With only a few tweeks to my diet I had loads more energy, lost 1” off my waist and reduced my urge to scoff crisps and chocolate biscuits the minute I got in from work. I also learnt not to be afraid of fat. Good It’sfat,personal like coconut oil, rapeseed oil and butter are an important part of a healthy diet. After 30 days I have continued to stick to most of my new eating habits. I work on an 80/20 split. So I am good 80% of the time and the other 20% of the time I eat and drink whatever takes my fancy! It works for me.

How do you stop stressing with screaming kids, a pressure filled job, bad relationships, money worries delete as appropriate -? Of course, it’s easier said than done.

Ali Wale

The answer may well be in self care. Far from being a hippy concept, it merely means paying attention to how you feel then trying to balance it.

Eva Humphries is a Nottingham based nutritionist, founder of Wholefood Warrior and appreciator of good food. Eva holds health and wellbeing talks on topics including the basics of nutrition, improving energy and detoxing. Visit for more information.

In his book Emotional First Aid, the author Guy Winch talks extensively about treating stress and upsets the same way as you would physical wounds. You would clean and treat an open wound so why are we ignoring our emotional wellbeing?



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The Fifty Something Tale

Re-wind to my 30th birthday. No kids, good job, partying every weekend. Life was a breeze. Then a decade later with two kids and a grown-up house I still felt OK. “life begins at forty”, “fabulous at forty”, and other positive messages abound in my cards. However, approaching the big Five-O there was radio silence...Three years in and I now know why!!!


know you‛re getting old when you look at Scholl sandals and think “my they look comfy”!

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The fifties is a secret club. The first rule of the fifties club is you don’t talk about the fifties. The second rule of the fifties club is you DO NOT talk about the fifties. I have decided to break these rules and share with you some of my tales of getting old.

My moment of clarity occurred at work the other day. Popping to the loo I suddenly felt unreasonably angry and annoyed that I had jeans on - I had to tackle a belt, buttons and a zip, it was all too much for an old gal! Sadly I had to acknowledge that I had passed over to the dark side that is elasticated waistbands. The jegging has become my garment of choice. They hold things in, allow expansion and are easy to get on and off. What’s not to like??? After this depressing realisation, I had to face the fact that things would never be the same again. I began to log incidences of my strange behaviour and then had to stop as it was becoming worryingly regular.

Here are a few of my recent ones. It helps to prefix with “You (meaning me!) know you are getting old when...” put the yogurt in the cupboard rather than the fridge and scarily cannot even recall doing so.

Maybe it‛s true that life begins at fifty. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out or spread out. Phyllis Diller add screenwash to the washing machine instead of fabric conditioner (sorry boys). get in the shower but forget to take your glasses off. (Screenwash would have been handy in there!!). can’t get off the sofa without making a strange grunting, moaning sound. Men don’t have it any easier either. My other half now has more hair on his back than on his head and is currently pondering the viability of the world’s longest comb-over. Or more like a comb-up-and-over!! However there are advantages to getting older. You qualify for Saga holidays. You no longer care about what anyone else thinks (I refer you back to the jeggings). Saying “no” becomes easier. You can use your kids as a taxi service instead of the other way round. Am I convincing you? No? Me neither!!! © Ali Wale

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Hart’s restaurant continue with their 20 Years of Love from Hart’s celebrations. Make sure you celebrate the great British summer and join them as they dine alfresco in The Park Bar Courtyard for their BBQ (26 July & 23 Aug). There’s plenty more outdoor dining around the county too. Following the success of last year, The Big Bake returns to Newstead Abbey (25-27 Aug) and foodies will love the Festival of Food & Drink at Clumber Park (15-16 Sep) both events offer great food, the fabulous producers behind the brands and special guest demonstrations or, if you fancy learning the other side of it, the School of Artisan Food at Welbeck are running many courses throughout the summer which teach you how to make your own favourite products from bread to cheese. Let’s hope the Ice Cream course (26 Sep) comes in handy this summer.

We can’t guarantee the sun but we can certainly guarantee the sand as the Nottingham beach continues until 2 September in Market Square. Watching the trams go by not your thing? Then sit yourself down for some outdoor entertainment. Outdoor theatre continues at the beautiful venues of Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Park on selected dates, with Wollaton also hosting their summer nights outdoor film screenings (23 -27 Aug)

Speaking of beautiful venues, if you’re a lover of history and culture, look out for the Heritage Open Days. Discover hidden treasures and enjoy a wide range of free tours, events and activities (6 -9/13-16 September) There’s more family fun guaranteed at Gloworm Festival at Thoresby Park (18 19 Aug), catering for children 0 -13 years, expect creative experiences as well as music, entertainment and theatre production. Nottingham’s annual Riverside Festival takes place 3 - 6 Aug, the city’s biggest unique free festival will cover a mile along the banks of the River Trent at Victoria Embankment and down the road on the Meadows Embankment the vibrant Nottingham Carnival returns (12 Aug) boasting hundreds of show stopping costumes and dancing. Fingers crossed for great weather, but it’s always dry inside Nottingham’s concert halls and theatres. There’s a host of entertainment to choose from. Pop princess Kylie Minogue returns to the Motorpoint Arena (20 Sep) with her Golden Tour whilst Sleaford Mods play the Royal Concert Hall (30 Sep) and there are some great musicals in the diary too with Shrek (11 -23 Sep), Let it Be (11-15 Sep) at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall and Sweet Charity at the Playhouse (31 Aug - 22 Sep).

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If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list is here? Free for charity/not-forprofit groups. Charges apply to others. Call 0115 9269777 or email Nottingham Playgoers - Interested in Theatre? We read the plays, visit the theatre & discuss them afterwards. We’re

a very friendly group meeting Tuesday evenings 7-9pm at the Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nott’ham. Contact Sue Cullen on 0115 847 8423. Making Tracks Walking Group - is for single adults aged 40+ who share a love for the outdoors. We walk every Sunday throughout the year in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire. Own transport essential. For more information visit: All new members welcome. Trent Valley Ladies Probus Club - meet at midday first Monday each month for lunch & a talk. Contact Angela Stanley on 01159 619502. Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ professional/business single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wed & a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 7.30pm -10.30pm. Tel: June 01773 777 204 or www. Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and textiles is welcome. We meet at The Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nottingham (close to the Royal Centre) on 1st Tuesday each month at 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact Jenny on 01623 491331. Middleton Townswomen Guild - meet 2pm, first Tues of every month at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, Wollaton. Guest speakers, social events, art & craft group. New members welcome. Call 0115 928 9399 for more info. Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365. Nottingham Branch British Cactus & Succulent Society - meet on 1st Wed monthly at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, NG8 1FG. Doors open 7pm finish 9.30pm. Friendly group, outside speakers. All welcome. Further details please call 013325 11970 or go to Broxtowe Ramblers Walking Group - we walk all year round on Weds and Suns locally & further afield in Derbyshire & Leicestershire. Occasional coach trips. Everyone welcome. Please see or call 07963 740172. Find us on Facebook. Wollaton Dovecote Ladies Probus - meet at 10 for 10.30am on 3rd Monday monthly at St Leonard’s Community Centre. Tea/coffee, speakers, outings. New members very welcome. For more information call Daryle on 0115 928 5780. Nottingham Oddfellows - are you lonely & want to get out and meet people in a social & friendly atmosphere? Come along & meet us on the first Friday monthly @ 11am - Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, NG1 4EZ. For more info call Karen on 01949 843727 or All welcome. Soroptimist International - a group of women who meet 1st & 3rd Monday monthly at Willoughby Hall, Notts University Main Campus. We carry out projects to support women & girls at local & international level. Join us for fun, friendship & to help with these projects. For more info & contact: City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men over 65, meeting at The New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood St, Notts on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am, meetings start at 10.30am. Interesting talks on many subjects plus optional lunch. Just turn up or call Robin on 0115 916 4774 or email: Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society - meet at 7.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton Village. Bus no.30/parking at rear. For more info. call Angela Gilbert 0115 928 3414 or see website Walking - are you interested in doing “self lead” walks? Up to 5-6 miles. Local or other. Choose a walk from book or web, turn up & follow together. Car owner/driver preferable to share transport/driving. Kindness, honesty & respect essential. No fees other than fuel cost contribution to driver. Please contact: for info.



The Nottingham Mechanics - . 3 North Sherwood St, Nottingham, NG1 4EZ. A centre for everyone. Meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere. A host of groups to join including music, Writers’ Club, Poetry Society, Keep Fit, Film Shows etc. Now rated 4* on google. For membership details contact: or 0115 941 7353

Wollaton Natural History Society - meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at St Leornard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton Village (opposite the library). Guest speakers & guided walks. See website www. or call Peter King: 07534 567222. Visitors very welcome. New Life Friendship Club - for active over 50’s. Full programme of events each month - (daytime only) day trips, theatre, strolls, walks, meals out, places of interest. For further details contact Joan 929 0902, or email: Friends of Nottingham Museum - monthly meetings with speakers, held on Saturdays at 2pm in The Maltcross, St.James Street. Further info: Janet Livesley 0115 922 1734 Derby Roundabout Social Club - 50+ single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Thursday club night at Rolls Royce Pavilion, Derby with a full monthly programme. Full details at www. Please join us - it’s fun! Kindred Spirits Notts - Many social activities a month in & around Nottinghamshire, including coffee mornings, day trips & exercise classes. There are no fees. Find out more by calling 0115 844 0011. Ellenismos Greek Dancing - Monday evenings 8pm-9.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Wollaton Park Road. New members welcome, call Margaret on 01332 391608 or email: m.beedham@

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life we know we have? Different topics every month. Why not join us on the 1st Sun monthly -11am-12noon at The Canalhouse, Canal St, Nottingham. Nottingham Writers’ Club - meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays (evenings) monthly in the city centre. We welcome everyone who loves to write - aspiring, published or unpublished - and all genres are catered for. For information please contact Phil on 0115 938 4098 Notts LGBT+ Network - gay, lesbian, bi, trans? For information and support on groups, pubs, meeting people, legal issues, coming out, health or just need to talk, contact us on 0115 934 8485 (Monday to Friday 7pm - 9.15pm) or email: or text 07481 344040

Wollaton Park Community Centre - welcomes new volunteers to help in the Community Garden on Harrow Road. We

meet on the first Friday of the month from 10am. No special skills are needed & we break for refreshments. Further details from the wardens on 0115 928 8860 or just come along. Nottingham Folk Dance Group - meets Tues at .7.15pm at Lambley Village Hall, Lambley Primary School, Catfoot Ln, Lambley, NG4 4QF. New members, singles & couples welcome. No experience necessary. For more info call Mary Hill: 0115 967 3878 or visit Chinese Brush Painting Class - runs most Wednesday nights in Beeston - 7.15pm - 9.15pm. Not 2nd Wed of month. The class is for beginners & improvers & costs £5 a week for insurance & basic materials. Tel: 0115 9224029 for more details. Wollaton Recorded Music Society - meets on the last Friday of most months @ 1.30pm in St Leaonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane. We enjoy listening to good music together with varied, themed presentations. You are most welcome to join us. Call Ron: 0115 916 1826 or Bill: 0115 928 6978 Phoenix Friendship Clubs, Nottingham Locksley - Tues evening is DANCE NIGHT. Put your glad rags on and join us. Have fun and keep fit. Entry £3.50. Try for 3 weeks then if you like it, annual membership £5, then £3 per week. At Oakleigh Lodge, 1 Highbury Rd, NG6 9DD. For more info: Arthur 07775 725670 or Trish 07816 216418. EVERYONE WELCOME Nottingham CHA Walking Group - would like to invite new members to local weekday or weekend walks further afield. For more details please call 0115 927 4869 or email: Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 8.30pm at The Lion, Mosely St, NG7 7FQ. No membership fees, no playing fees. The Lion is a Real Ale Pub. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info. The Nottingham Group of the Hardy Plant Society - welcomes everyone interested in plants & gardening. Meet 2nd Friday monthly from Sept-April at St Paul’s Church Hall, Boundary Rd, West Bridgford. Doors open @ 7pm for a 7.30pm start. For more info visit:, email: or call Carol on 0115 914 2474 Nottinghack - a place where you can make anything. Free open evening 6.30-9.30pm every Wed at Unit F6, BizSpace, Roden House Business Centre, Nottingham, NG3 1JH. For more info visit: Line Dancing Group - we would love you to come and join us having fun dancing (mainly at improver level) in New Stapleford on Friday afternoons. For more info call 0115 914 0673 or email: Nottingham Secular Society - meets on last Tuesday of every month at the Canal House, 48-52 Canal St, NG1 7EH. For details of meetings/speakers/debates see our website: Scrabble, Bingo, Film Club, Hard of Hearing Group, Beetle Drive, Older Lesbian Network - all groups meet at Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, NG1 4FQ. Please call 0115 844 0011 for further info. For info on other activities call Nicky Newbury on 07872 839625 (Living Well Coordinator). Bootlace Buddies - Bootlace Buddies is a small and friendly walking club for single people born in the 50s &60s. We walk in the local area on Sundays and sometimes walk or cycle on Wednesdays. For more info visit Derby Roundabout Social Club - 50+ single, separated, widowed and divorced. Every Thursday club night at Rolls Royce Pavilion, Derby and a full monthly programme. Full details at Please join us - it’s fun! Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt - lectures held 6 times a year -plus special events & trips. New members welcome - expect a warm, friendly welcome. For further info call 01246 276771 or Nottingham Flower Club - Invites you to discover a new talent by joining us on a Thursday evening at the Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY. For dates of meetings contact Jane Walden - 0115 937 5343. Nottingham Wayfarers’ Rambling Club - New members welcome to join our Sunday walks, usually into the Peak District, but other areas too. We often offer 3 different walks to suit all abilities. For more detail contact John on 01623 469427 or see our website: Erewash Valley Wood Turners Association - meet 2nd Wednesday everty month at Greasley St Mary’s Church Hall, NG16 2AB. For more info visit Age UK Notts “Older Lesbian Network” - provides opportunities for older lesbians aged 55+ to meet informally at Age UK Notts, Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, NG1 4FQ approx. every 2 months for networking, sharing and social activities. For further info call 0115 844 0011 or email: Age UK Notts “Silver Pride” - a social group for older gay & bi-men. Social activities, walks, discussions etc. Meet at Age UK Notts, Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, NG1 4FQ. 2-4pm, 1st Friday of month. Cost £1. For further info call 0115 844 0011 or email:

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Canning Circus Police Station Derby Road, NG7 1LS 101 ext 850 5263 HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BEAT TEAM Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant: Sgt 3043 Andrew Hallsworth 101 ext 850 5550

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from your Neighbourhood Beat Team.... Summer Holidays School’s out, flights booked, the summer holiday has begun! While you’re on your break away from home whether it is in the UK or abroad, thieves can use this period to take advantage of your empty home. Take a few steps to help keep your home safe while you’re away. Make sure all access points are secured with good quality locks or bolts. Lock all windows and doors and remove keys to a safe place when you leave the house. Don’t leave valuable items such as laptops and jewellery in view of windows and consider leaving important documents and valuable items with other family members while away. Make use of timer plugs with lamps and radios to make your house seem occupied. Try and let a trusted friend or neighbour know that you’re going to be away from home. You could ask a trusted neighbour or friend to collect post, open and close curtains. Cancel milk and newspaper deliveries if you have them. Think before posting statuses or commenting on social media about going on holiday. This could advertise to thieves that you are away. Make sure you have up-to-date contents and buildings insurance. Ensure that sheds and outbuildings are locked and secured. Use good quality locks on garages

and sheds (ensure latches and hinges undone easily from and where possible they are alarmed.

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Finally, just before you actually set off it’s worth allowing a quiet couple of minutes on the doorstep to check you’ve done all you had to do and taken everything you need with you. Sun, Sea and Safety! When on your holiday, have a great time and follow this advice: As with everything, you are safest where there are other people and where it is well lit so plan your routes. Let someone know where you will be and when you are expected back. Don’t leave bags unattended or pockets open and unzipped. Take extra care in crowded areas as this is where pickpocketing is most likely to take place. Don’t have your home address showing on your luggage for the outward journey, we would advise putting this only on the inside of your cases. Keep note of numbers for the emergency services, the address of where you’re staying and your insurance provider. These could come in handy if you were to have an emergency. For more crime prevention information please visit our website: http://www.nottinghamshire.police. uk/advice

Nottinghamshire Police is recruiting. Please visit for details of what opportunities are currently available.

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Aerials/Home Cinema/TVs 1st Astral Aerials Phil Chapman

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Artificial Grass Easigrass Supergrass

35 41

Electricians DJ Hill Electrcial Mathew Electrician R2D Electrical Lee Walters

56 28 33 55

Estate Agents/Lettings Norman Galloway Martin & Co

21 79

Fencing All Seasons Beechdale Fencing D Moore

54 35 52

Activity Centres Lockwell Hill

Bathrooms/Kitchens/Bedrooms Dream Doors 31 Gliderobes 47 Shower Doctor 57 Sliding Door Wardrobes 5 Blinds/Shutters/Curtains Bella Blinds


Builders/Roofers / Fascias AKJ Contracts Arnold Building & Roofing A Barker Roofing Canterbury CRS Roofing Mick McGahan Nottingham B&R Nottingham Roofing Notts Building & Roofing Proudlove Roofing Pure Brickwork Trent Building & Roofing WA Builders

Fireplaces/Woodburners/Stoves Stonebridge Fireplaces 27

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Foot Care Foot Revive


Funeral Directors/Plans Notts Funeral Service


Garage Repairs/Doors JB Doors VSF Ltd

28 6

Garden Centres Brookfields


Business Services RS Media


Carpets/Flooring Kings Carpets The Little Carpet Co.

7 49

Car Sales/Repairs/Parts Andrew Price T C Harrison

30 2

Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping All Seasons AquaBlast B & P Paving Jack Glenn Hardcore Construction K & L Landscapes Resin Drives Scott’s Gardening WRS Trees

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Care Services Lloyds Care Group Notts City Homes Radford Care

3 16 20

Hair & Beauty Embrace


Health & Fitness Notts Guided Walks Notts Indoor Bowls

73 63

Home Improvements Hire A Bloke RH Handyman S & A Property Maint.

27 33 39

Joinery D Moore


Cleaning: homes, carpets, drives Aquablast 51 Chewing Services 28 Clean Core 33 Derwent Cleaning 48 Dustbusters 39 Fluff & Stuff 57 Homemaid 40 Dance Classes Start Dancing


Dental Care A & D Dental

Legal Services Haresh Sood Law



Design & Print Print Toaster

Loft Ladders/Conversions Lofty Ideals



Medical Centres Grange Farm


Mobility Aids Mr Mobility


Domestic Appliance Repairs N.A.R 33 Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains


Optometrists Duffy Optometrists


Oven Repairs/Cleaning Oven Repairs 4U


Painting/Decorating Chris Decorating Mike Conrad David Draper James P & D Paul Tinsley

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Pest Control MW Pest Control


Pet Services Pet Service


Plastering J R Hutchinson Paul James

36 53

Plumbing & Heating M Church MKSR Stellar Heating Stonebridge Heating

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Removals/House Clearance ACS Removals 33 Restaurants/Pubs/Bars/Cafes Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem 59 Schools/Colleges New College Notts


Solar Energy E-On


Tree Surgeons Charnwood Trees Jack Glenn Tindle Tree Care WRS Trees

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Will Writers ALH Legal JM Wills

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Windows/Doors/Fascias Apollo Windows A & M Windows DJF Glazing KLG

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NG8 July/August 2018  

Local business directory and community magazine

NG8 July/August 2018  

Local business directory and community magazine