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To celebrate our 40th Birthday we are offering one lucky client a 40% discount on the sale fee drawn from the first 40 houses to come on the market with us in 2013 This promotion will run in our four offices in Carluke, Lanark, Biggar and Peebles.

We are currently experiencing a high level of demand for all types of rented properties Our Lettings and Property Management Department offers a dedicated and experienced Lettings team providing our landlords with a professional and friendly service. We offer extensive advertising coverage including Rightmove and Remax websites with office coverage in Lanark, Carluke and Biggar. Please call today on 01555 663250 for a no obligation Market Appraisal. Email: clydesdalelettings@remax-scotland.com

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Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or any other debt secured on it. For mortgages we can be paid by commission, or a fee of usually £295 or both.

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Welcome to the

Carluke and Lanark VISION Welcome to the first issue of 2013. Hope everybody enjoyed the Christmas festivities and did not over do the partying at hogmany. This months issue sees us remembering Rabbie Burns, hopefully with a wee dram.

For some the first quarter of the you have found that special person year can see a little depression creep how do you make it last? see page in with the cold weather and dark 14 for some clues. morning and nights, but take time to look at our article on page 8 to get you thinking slightly differently. Finding the right person can sometimes seem impossible. Once

This Month We Feature...

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Friday 25th January Remember to get the neeps

New Year New Thinking Some help to keep you positive through all the gloom

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Puzzle page to keep the brain fit and interested. Movie of the month. Clubs and events

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Secrets of a good relationship.

Check out this month’s adverts for vouchers and competitions.

£200 off offer on bathroom fitting with Monty’s page 7 Christoper Elliot Hair and Beauty Discount page 9 Meal for two competition Tillieinn-dian page 11 Delivered By Pink Turban competition Family meal back page Free bottle of wine voucher with the Salud advert page 11, plus free glass of Champagne when dining on Valentine’s Day The Winner of the Tillie Inn-dian meal for two December is Mrs Lloyd form Law village . Enjoy!

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Burns Night Robert Burns is the best loved Scottish poet, admired not only for his verse and great love-songs, but also for his character, his high spirits, 'kirkdefying', hard drinking and womanising! He came to fame as a poet when he was 27 years old, and his lifestyle of wine, women and song made him famous all over Scotland. He was the son of a farmer, born in a cottage built by his father, in Alloway in Ayr. This cottage is now a museum, dedicated to Burns. As a boy, he always loved stories of the supernatural, told to him by an old widow who sometimes helped out on his fathers' farm and when Burns reached adulthood, he turned many of these stories into poems. After the death of his father in 1784, Burns inherited the farm but by 1786 he was in terrible financial difficulties: the farm was not successful and he had made two women pregnant. Burns decided to emigrate to Jamaica so to raise the money required for this journey, he published his 'Poems in the Scottish Dialect' in 1786, which was an immediate success. He was persuaded not to leave Scotland by Dr Thomas Blacklock and in 1787 an Edinburgh edition of the poems was published. He married Jean Armour in 1788 - she had been one of his many women during his early life. A very forgiving wife, she accepted and took responsibility

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for all Burns' children, legitimate and illegitimate alike. A farm was bought, Ellisland, on the banks of the River Nith near Dumfries, but unfortunately the farm did not prosper and Burns ceased farming in 1791 and became a full-time exciseman. A problem soon arose as the steady income from this employment gave him ample opportunity to continue with his hard drinking which had long been his weakness. One of the most important literary tasks he began (a labour of love as he did not receive any payment for the work) was his songs for the Scots Musical Museum. Burns contributed over 300 songs, many of his own composition, and others based on older verses. At this time he wrote, in just one day, his most famous long poem, 'Tam O'Shanter'. 'Tam O'Shanter' is the story of a man who disturbs a coven of witches in the kirk at Alloway and has to flee for his life on Meg, his old grey mare. The fastest witch, Cutty Sark (cutty sark means short petticoat) nearly catches him by the River Doon, but the running water makes her powerless and though she manages to grasp Meg's tail, Tam escapes over the bridge.

Burns will never be forgotten as his poems and songs are still as popular in Scotland as they were when first written. Burns Night is a great occasion on January 25th when many dinners dedicated to his memory are held all over the world. The ritual of the Burns Supper was started by close friends of Robert Burns a few years after his death and the format remains largely unchanged today, beginning with the chairman of the Supper inviting the assembled company to welcome in the haggis. The poem 'To a Haggis' is recited and the haggis is then toasted with a glass of whisky. The evening ends with a rousing rendition of 'Auld Lang Syne'.

Burns died aged 37 of rheumatic fever which he contracted after falling asleep at the roadside (after a particularly vigorous drinking session) in pouring rain. The last of Burns' children was actually born during his funeral service.

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New Year, New Thinking

Make a list on paper To put your goals into practice, start by making a list first. Under the headings write: work; home; in-laws; immediate family; and kids. "Assess what you're achieving, or not, in each area. Then, come up with a decision that's good for you to get to your goal." For instance, if you're not happy at work, it may not be necessary to chuck in your job – you may need to approach the problem from a different angle. "Be honest with yourself about how your happiness can be improved. By acknowledging and respecting your needs, others will do the same." Make time for yourself Taking time for yourself is important for most people, yet it's often shifted to the back of the queue when children and work commitments come into the equation. One way to make time for yourself is to

prioritise what you want. A lot of people, lose sight of what they really like to do. One exercise is to ask yourself: 'What you enjoy? What would you love to do in your down time?' When you're clear about what makes you happy it's easier to allocate the time for yourself. So don't procrastinate any longer. Write down your passion and make an appointment with yourself to enjoy it.

Be honest with yourself and others Being honest about what you say and what you do is imperative for optimal mental health. For instance, if you're feeing down, instead of acknowledging that, you're going to work every day and telling people that you're fine, try sharing how you are really feeling can alleviate the burden. Depression comes from internalising things and not talking about them." If you're feeling low check in with someone close and let them know what's going on. Don't feel guilty Guilt is a wasted emotion: after all, you can't change the past, only the future. And feeling guilty about what you haven't done will only hold you back from being happy today. "Ask yourself: 'If I had the courage, what would I be doing right now?' Ask yourself 'what's stopping me?' By examining what's holding you back and confronting these fears, you'll move forward towards your happier goal. Ban the word 'should' When you think you 'should' do something, it probably means you don't want to do it at all. To find out what really makes you happy or motivated, change your vocabulary. Make a list of all the things you think you 'should' be doing, Once you've written your list, cross out the 'should' and replace it with: 'if I really wanted to, I could…'." For instance, if you say: I should take time out for myself to go swimming. Reword it: If I want to, I could take time out for myself to go swimming. This is designed to help make you feel clear (and less guilty), knowing what you want to do, rather than what you should be doing, is possible.

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Why not try some of the best Valentine’s Day Dining

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Movie of the Month. Take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highlytrained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. Release date 14th Feb

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Secrets of a Long Successful Relationship With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s too easy to focus on just a moment and forget about the long term investment in a relationship. Modern marriage lasts an average of 9.4 years; considerably less than forever. Too often the “I do” dissolves into “I don’t, I can’t, and I won’t.” Yet for every marriage that crumbles, another endures. Dealing with feelings Some people think the major keys for an enduring relationship are passion and romance. They are wrong. “Love is a prerequisite to launching a good relationship, but it isn’t enough to keep it afloat, More important than how much two people love each other, or how happy they are before the wedding, is how well they talk, share, and work out their problems after marriage. In other words, how they deal with their feelings matters more than what they’re actually feeling.

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10 characteristics Here are ten common characteristics of happy couples. Check and see how many describe your marriage!

The good news from the marriage researchers is that couples learn how to be happily married. It’s possible, they say, to master the skills needed to Best friends. make your relationship better. Listen to and confide in each And that’s good news! other. Tuned in to each others feelings. Can deal with negative emotions. Know how to handle conflict. Less than brutally honest. In other words, think before talk. Trust each other. Committed to making the marriage work. Roses are red, Shared interests. Flexible enough to change and Violets are blue, tolerate change.

Some Funny Kids poems or is it adults? Most rhymes rhyme, But this doesn’t.

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Rose Viole s are red, The g ts are blu asw e, And orks stin s o do k you.

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