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EN Magazine

December 2009 & January 2010

issue 23

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Christmas Gift Ideas Slimming For Christmas Hosting Christmas Dinner

Win Prizes Local News & What’s On In Your Area

Hello and Welcome to the December 2009 and January 2010 issue of EN Magazine. Well it is only a few weeks until Christmas and if, like the EN team, you are still to start your Christmas shopping we hope that this issue will be able to give you some ideas. As well as local news and information on local companies and events we also have two competitions this month. We give readers the opportunity to win tickets to the pantomime, Aladdin at Wyllyotts and the chance to win a bread maker plus a selection of bread and cakes mixes. At EN we have been working extremely hard on some major changes and improvements that will be taking place to our issues next year. We are looking forward to bringing you the new look EN Magazine in 2010 which we hope you will enjoy. We hope you enjoy reading this issue of EN Magazine and would like to wish all our readers a

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Contents Page 4 - 13 Local News and Events Page 14 - 15 Slimming Advice Page 16 -19 Christmas Gift Ideas Page 20 Christmas Dinner! Page 21-23 What’s On Local Business Services and Classified Advertising

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Have Your Say in Enfield’s Future R

esidents, businesses, and all those with an interest in Enfield and its future will be given one final opportunity to have their say on crucial plans that will guide the borough’s development pattern over the next 15-20 years. Protecting and enhancing the characteristics people recognise and love about Enfield, meeting the needs of the most vulnerable communities, and achieving a prosperous and sustainable future for all, are the key principles grounded in the council’s final draft Core Strategy document. Enfield Council has already carried out a series of major consultations on the draft Core Strategy for the Enfield Plan and there is now one final opportunity for further representations to be made before it is formally

submitted to Government for independent examination in 2010.

Cllr Terry Neville, Chairman LDF Cabinet Sub-Committee and Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene said, “The Core Strategy is the most important policy document that is central to delivering our Place Shaping agenda through identification of neighbourhoods, communities and areas in most need of regeneration and investment. I do hope that residents and businesses will get involved.” The Consultation will begin on Monday 14th December 2009 through to Friday 29th January 2010. To find out more and to make comments on the Strategy, view a copy at your local library, the Civic Centre or to view it online, visit the Council’s website at www.

Fitness For Heroes L

esley Mitchell who runs the local Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Club is holding a series of special exercise classes with the aim of raising money for Help for Heroes while helping people get fit. Class members attending are paying £5 for each session and the money will go to Help for Heroes. “The idea came about after one of our member’s son who fought in Afghanistan was very seriously injured and we all wanted to do something to help” said Lesley. If you are interested in taking part you can contact Lesley Mitchell on 020 8363 8459 or 0771 201 8055. The classes will be held at Chace  Community School who have donated the use of the hall on 22nd and 29th

December. Help For Heroes (H4H) was launched in October 2007 by Bryn and Emma Parry and, with the backing and support of Celebrities, including Jeremy and Francie Clarkson, The Royal Family, The Media and countless ordinary people, it has raised over £1m a month since then. H4H does not seek to criticise or be political, they simply want to help and do so 1/12/09 15:52:24 by asking everyone to do their bit to raise money. It is their intention to spend all they raise on the practical, direct support of those wounded in the service of our country since 9/11. For further information on H4H visit www.helpforheroes.

Bearing All For Charity T

hanks to ‘regulars’ who use the Old Bell in Baker Street, Enfield and some very generous local businesses, local charity Age Concern Enfield stands to raise £10,000 by customers baring all for charity in their unique production of “Calendar Boys!” Alongside them in their brave efforts is the Chief Executive of Age Concern Enfield. The mastermind behind this initiative, Sarah Mead, has successfully raised sponsorship through her local business contacts to produce the calendar ensuring that 100% of the profits generated from the sale of the calendar will go to the charity .

Sarah said “I must have had luck on my side when I approached Peter Dyer Photographers in Enfield and told them about the calendar. They agreed to give up a Saturday morning to do the whole photo shoot at their studio and in return they would have their logo printed on the calendar. This was obviously an amazing offer so I got to work on this immediately. The calendars have been on sale since the middle of November and will cost £5.00 each and all the money will go to Age Concern Enfield. Calendar Boys hopes to replicate the fundraising

Local News and Events success of previous ‘bare all’ calendars for charity, to show ageing in a positive and fun light and to promote the activities and services offered by Age Concern Enfield to the local 50+ population. Tony Seagroatt, Chief Executive of Age Concern Enfield said “This really is a first for Age Concern Enfield in terms of a fundraising effort. Sarah has done a fantastic job in putting this together and I’d like to personally thank Sarah and all the men for agreeing to do this as well as the businesses who have sponsored this production. Age Concern Enfield has had to face some significant financial challenges this year but if the calendar proves

to be a success then all the funds raised from this will help towards easing some of these pressures”. You can get your copies of the calendar from Sarah Mead on 020 8375 4116 or from the Age Concern office on the Hertford Road.

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Reward a local hero D

o you know of someone who works tirelessly for the community? Perhaps a neighbour has turned their hand to a heroic act, or a friend is a dedicated volunteer. If so why not nominate them for a civic award? Anyone can nominate someone else for a civic award, but the nominee must be a resident of Hertsmere. They need to have made

a significant contribution to the lives of the residents of Hertsmere either with one major contribution or with a lifetime of work. Awards are also considered for residents for a specific single action of bravery or courage. Last year 11 awards were presented to members of the community who had volunteered in some way - from running an inclusive choir, running a social club, supporting a local museum,

rescuing bats and completing a swimming challenge for charity. A judging panel, including the Mayor Cllr Rosemary Gilligan, meets to determine who receives the awards and recipients are invited to a special dinner and ceremony, to be held next year, where they are presented with a certificate of recognition. Cllr Gilligan said: “These awards are all about recognising the fantastic work that members of the community carry out. They

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are our unsung heroes and it is an ideal opportunity to give them the public thanks that they deserve. I really hope that people take the time to nominate someone from their community and give us all a chance to show our appreciation.” The closing date for nominations is Friday 11 December. Nomination forms are available from the Mayor’s secretary Belinda Troy on 020 8207 7477 or email, belinda. Forms can also be downloaded from the council website at www.

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he Fine Food and Craft Market is now visiting Welwyn Garden City twice a month. On the first and third Saturday of every month, the market will be in the town centre on the Anniversary Gardens from 10am – 5pm. The specialist stalls sell a variety of exclusive and delicious produce, including fresh meat, cheese, eggs, bread, cakes, olives, chutney and many more delights – perfect for food lovers, especially in the run up to Christmas. There’s also a range of crafts available that could be just what you need for that special, heartfelt gift, including children’s clothes, jewellery and even furniture. For December only, the market will be in town for two days, on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December, just in time for those last minute festive goodies.


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Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar will be presenting the Pantomime ‘Aladdin’ from 10th December 2009 – 3rd January 2010, Two and half hours of thigh slapping fun from the creative team, Jordan Productions, who have been creating entertaining Pantomimes for the past 16 years. The show promises to be jam-packed with essential pantomime ingredients, plus top class live music, a fabulous cast, dazzling choreography and a completely original script (almost) ensuring belly laughs and audience participation all the way through. If you do not know it already the story of Aladdin was originally an Eastern Folk tale formerly taken from the book of One Thousand and One Nights. It was first published in England in 1704 and has been a popular pantomime for over 200 years. It tells the tale of Aladdin who is recruited by a scheming sorcerer with promises of riches, to retrieve an oil lamp from a cave, which unbeknownst to him is enchanted. Needless to say, Aladdin is trapped in the cave by the double-dealing sorcerer and it is then that the boy discovers the Djinni of the lamp and learns of its magic powers He escapes of course with the help of the djinni, becomes rich & powerful, wins over the Emperor, marries a princess and builds a

magnificent palace. All is well until the return of the wily old sorcerer but good triumphs over evil (as in all good pantos) and they all live happily ever after. So having read this, are you brave enough to book seats in the front three rows? Dame Widow Twankey (Aladdin’s mum) will be returning to her Washeteria, up to her eyes in suds and all in a lather! What surprises will lurk within the Emperor’s smalls? Will the evil Sorcerer catch you hissing at him and cast an evil spell over the audience and is the princess really as beautiful as tales tell? To find out why not book early to guarantee your seats for a classic yarn told in true pantomime style. Box Office 01707 645005 or www.

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Local School Wins Gardening Prize


ocal teacher, Mrs Caroline Ginty was responsible for the participation of Enfield’s Merryhills Primary school in The London Children’s Flower Society Awards and they have won twice! Last year they won they Alan Titchmarsh award for the most environmentally friendly garden and this year they won the top prize and

such as peas, carrots and potatoes did not just come from the local supermarket ready-wrapped!” Mrs Ginty told EN Magazine “We have were awarded the Queen also grown, pak choi, leeks, Elizabeth Cup. strawberries, beetroots and sweetcorn to name but a Mrs. Ginty initially set up a few! The vegetables that gardening club on Wednesday we are able to grow are lunchtimes as a fun used in the school kitchens educational activity but noting by our caterers, Cater Link, the children’s enthusiasm for who gave us a donation last the task decided they should year to keep us in tools and participate in the competition. compost. Any peelings and “ It was a complete pleasure to left overs are returned for our see them learn that produce compost pile. The competition judges highlighted they were impressed with our patch and the way we recycle all of the organic waste.”

plants and he continues to help maintain the area for the children’s enjoyment. Merryhills are in the process of building a pond in addition to the vegetable and flower garden already established and this will bring immeasurable pleasure to the kids, who will be able to watch and learn about the wildlife within; they will see the frog spawn, tadpoles, frogs and dragonflies etc.

“It is important to capture a child’s imagination and interest during the educational process and it has been noticed by parents and teachers alike that the pupils Mrs Ginty and children at are very enthusiastic with their the school started the garden feed back about the gardens and now run it with the help of and pond. They like grubbing volunteer, Mick Squires (who in the dirt obviously but they has an allotment of his own like seeing the results even and heard about the project). more” added Ms Ginty They have developed the garden with Mick’s help to also The London Children’s set up a poly tunnel to protect Flower Society is supported by

Local News and Events the big Lottery Fund and has been organizing gardening competitions with London schools for more than 60 years. Their aim is to beautify places within London and stimulate a love of flowers & vegetables, among individual groups. The competitions are open to all Primary & Special Needs schools across the 32 boroughs.

convenience. The children take great pride and pleasure in watching the progress of their plants or vegetables and from learning about them too.

Festive takeover at Forty Hall!


welve local groups from across the London Borough of Enfield are going Entry for schools is free and to radically transform Forty with every admission, bulbs Hall in to a festive feast for are offered to the participants your eyes this December! at very competitive prices with planting instructions and “The 12 Days of Christmas” free delivery; self adhesive exhibition will be guestlabels accompany every pot curated by the Enfield With the current trend for that is bought, schools receive community, who are working gardening increasing, the LCFS educational posters and every together to produce a is endeavoring to encourage child participating receives spectacular show for all the school children to ‘have a go’ a merit certificate from the family to enjoy! and grow something. The volunteer adjudicators who competitions teach them to come along and judge all the Each community group has grow and nurture their plants gardens, pots & vegetable been invited to take on one of before being judged. They are patches that have been the grandiose gifts from the taught to cultivate the ground carefully tended by the kids. popular Christmas Carol and to receive the plants/seed and represent their interpretation how to compost. The trophy was presented of the theme in the exhibition. to Mrs Ginty and some of the Signed up to the festive The Summer competition, children from her gardening extravaganza so far are: which Merryhills won, to grow club in October at a Ceremony flowers, vegetables and herbs held in the Guildhall London. •The Enfield Quilters Patch from seed in pots or the school •Enfield Youth Support Service garden is judged in June/ •Greek and Greek Cypriot July, always at the school’s Community of Enfield

•Nightingale Hospice •Enfield Scouts •19th and 20th Enfield (St James’) Brownies •St Monica’s Players •St Paul’s Church of England School •Oakthorpe Turkish School Don’t miss this showcase of local creative talent which will be open from Wednesday 9th December 2009 - Sunday 3rd January 2010 every day 11am - 4.00pm (except 14 - 15th, 24 - 26th Dec). For further information contact: Forty Hall Team on 020 83638196

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Local Pub Fighting Back A

ccording to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) a record 52 pubs a week are now closing in Britain, based on figures compiled by CGA Strategy, for the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

Local publicans Jane and Ricky are fighting back and trying to make sure that the doors of their pub, The Hollybush on Lancaster Road stays open to everyone. “When we took over The Hollybush 2 years ago it was very much a traditional pub in its layout and style with tables and chairs for people to sit at. Gambling and gaming machines were scattered throughout the main room and there was a separate room with a pool table,” said Ricky. “With the help of my wife Jane we believe we have successfully managed to create a friendly atmosphere, more welcoming to a broader spectrum of the community than just traditional

some light at the end of the tunnel!

With the FTSE 100 set to close the year up 20% since the start of January the feel good factor is beginning to return to the investment markets. Whilst those investing in stocks and shares over the last few years have encountered a very bumpy ride leaving many traumatised returns for the second half of 2009 have helped to restore some confidence to what had become a very fragile market.

Noel Sainsbury of Archers Financial Services has been advising in Enfield since 1991 and has over the last twelve months recommended three investment funds in particular to his clients. These funds namely: • • •

M&G Recovery Fund Gartmore European Selected Opportunities Invesco Perpetual High Income Fund

have all returned good positive growth over the last year. The M&G Fund, a UK fund which focuses on troubled companies has recorded an incredible 44.8% return for the year to 1 November 2009 (figures from Money Management December 2009) The Gartmore European Selected Opportunities Fund seeks similar opportunities in mainland Europe returning for the same period 36.3%. Whilst Invesco Perpetual’s High Income Fund hasn’t performed as well as many of its peers over the last 12 months it has still returned 12.5% for the period to 1st November 2009 and has returned an annual growth rate of 9% over the last ten years. Property prices have also picked up over the last year. According to the Nationwide the average price of a home in Britain has shot up 10 % in just ten months with prices rising for seven consecutive months.


drinkers. We replaced the tables and chairs with leather settees and low level tables with the aim of creating a more comfortable front room kind of feel, somewhere to come and relax unwind and enjoy a drink.” “We have kept the snug area for the use of the pool room and moved the other games machines into there, along with a dart board so people can still use them but without interfering with other guests.”

people watching events. To accommodate this we have installed television screens throughout the bar and two seven foot projector screens either end of the main bar so people can enjoy watching live events from anywhere in the pub. We show as many live sporting events as we can including satellite and terrestrial broadcasts of events such as football, rugby, cricket, horse racing and boxing.”

“Our customers told us that they like the idea of watching “At weekends we try to live sporting events in the up the tempo with karaoke, main bar area as it generated discos and live bands. We help a great atmosphere with more and support local bands and Despite the country plunging into the longest recession in history there has been some much welcome light at the end of the tunnel! There are fears that unemployment remains a major threat to the stability of the country with over 2.5 million currently unemployed. The next quarter will be crucial with the focus on unemployment. With firms due to declare their annual profits by the end of January the concern is that many will be unable to meet the tax liability due in January and be faced with closure. Noel’s top tips for December 2009 1. With pension rules set to change in April 2010 anyone with existing pension pots and aged between ‘50’ and ‘55’ should consider taking tax free cash now. This may be particularly attractive for small business owners who unlike the big banks have received no government assistance. The money could be used to plug immediate shortfalls. It could also be used to purchase business or private assets at vastly reduced prices in today’s climate. 2. Everyone should be revisiting their existing ‘ISA’ and ‘Pension plans’. It is now possible to include the three funds mentioned above in most ISA and pension portfolios and with ISA allowances now set at £10,200 now is a good time to add to or change existing plans. 3. With many households having seen their monthly income reduced over the last year now is a good time to revisit all personal outgoings. It may be possible to reduce the cost of existing insurance policies or to get a better mortgage deal. Many insurance companies have cut the cost of basic life assurance over the last 12 months and mortgage lenders have started to offer better deals to existing customers. For more advice on any of the above please do not hesitate to contact Noel Sainsbury at Archers Financial Services. 1 Windmill Hill, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6SE 020 8364 5445 Archers Financial Services is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Investments can be made into a selection of funds which invest in different asset classes such as cash, gilts, property and stocks & shares. These funds carry differing levels of risk. The value of the funds can fluctuate and may fall as well as rise. The Financial Services Authority does not regulate taxation and tax advice.

Local News and Events give them an outlet to show off their talents to the local community.” “Since taking over we have noticed that our customer numbers are increasing, with many customers becoming regulars and friends.” “As well as the main bar and games room we have a large function hall which can cater for up to 120 guests. The function hall has a private bar with its own entrance and this has proved to be a very popular venue. We have recently hosted wedding receptions, christenings and birthday parties.”

Your Chance To Shine On Stage


o you have the X factor? Maybe you’re Britain’s next big thing? If so, book now for your place on a workshop and be in with a chance to win a scholarship to a stage school. Hertsmere Borough Council has teamed up with Top Hat Stage School in Potters Bar, the prestigious school of drama, dance and singing as part of a health and welfare drive in the borough.

Cllr Jean Heywood, “For this New Years Eve portfolio holder for celebrations we have a live environment, said: “Research band performing in the function room “BANNED FROM THE MOON” with a local DJs, DJ Rev Ding Dong and Agent 68 in the main bar playing music from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. The cost for all this is only £5 per ticket including a buffet.

has shown that taking part in such leisure activities can have an positive influence on an individual. We are offering three young people the chance to win a scholarship.”

act, sing and dance then get them to contact Liz Paffley on 0208 207 2277 or email liz. for a booking form and conditions of the auditions.

A free, no obligation workshop takes place at The Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane Potters Bar on Sunday 17 January 1.30pm - 3.30pm. It is open to children aged six to 16 who either live, or go to school, in Hertsmere. You will not be asked to perform on your own, just to have fun with children your own age.

The annual scholarships are for a weekly three hour session at Elm Court, Potters Bar every Friday 4.30pm - 7.30pm (term time only) although Top Hat also runs other schools on Saturdays and Sundays if Fridays are not convenient.

Numbers are strictly limited, so if you know someone who may be a star of the future or who just wants to have fun learning to

One of last year’s winners - James Hodge, from Potters Bar, - went on to secure a role in the West End’s stage play of Oliver, so what are you waiting for - apply today!

Ricky also told EN Magazine “For 2010 we are installing a 16ft by 12ft screen and projector for the world cup with 3D capability. Although most of us can not be at the games at least with 3D it will seem like you are. We have already signed up to be, we believe, the only pub in Enfield that will be able to offer 3D viewing on a large screen from Sky. We are also planning to increase the number of live entertainment evenings. As well as continuing to support local bands we will be hosting comedy nights and are planning psychic evenings.” Jane and Ricky always aim to make all their customers feel welcome. So why not help to fight back at the statistics and visit The Hollybush to try it for yourself.

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GR WRIGHT & SONS The Oldest Business In Enfield?

to try to bring in improvements”


n 1867 George Reynolds Wright took ownership of a flourmill at Ponders End. Over 148 years later, the ownership of the mill is still owned by the Wright family, having passed through five generations.

to be leaders in the field – a traditional started by George Reynolds Wright. The mill pioneered the introduction of electricity to replace water wheels and was one of the first companies in the region to switch to this new power source in 1909”

“The biggest alteration in modern times has been the change in our customer base. The development of supermarkets and mass-market bakers has seen the closure of many small bakers but we do still supply many independent bakers such as Woods on Chase Side in Enfield. Today we also supply the large local bakeries for Warburtons and Greggs in the Enfield Area.”

“We have always had a tradition of working closely with local suppliers and a lot of our wheat comes from William’s Farm in Crews Hill, as well as many farms in the local A working mill has been area of Essex. For those people on this site in Ponders End “In those days, our who are concerned with the for over 900 years and was customers were small environment and carbon foot included in the Domesday independent bakeries prints, bread can be bought Book, prepared for William the throughout London and the locally made with Wright’s Conqueror in 1086. Home Counties and we caused flour knowing that from grain quite a stir when we started to to loaf it may have travelled as Today the mill is run by use steam powered horseless little as 10 miles.” David Wright. EN Magazine carriages for delivery” went along to find out about “Over the last few years we the oldest company in the “Having survived the have developed our range of area. 1920’s depression and flours to meet the changing de-regulation of the flour preferences of consumers and “When my great, great, industry, G R Wright & Sons have introduced specialist great grandfather was running continued to be forward flours for pizza the mill it would produce thinking when in 1925 at the bases, Ciabatta, around 1,000 tonnes of flour height of The depression, we Naan breads and a year; today we are able to invested in a 800 tonne grain Chinese Batter produce 1,300 tonnes of flour silo in preparation for better flour, always a week. To give you a better times. This is a policy that holding fast to idea, this is enough flour to we continue to adopt during our tradition of produce 2 ¼ million loaves of today’s tough climate.” using top quality bread.” ingredients.” “It was my father, Kenneth “Throughout the history Wright who dramatically “As well as of my family’s involvement in modernised the factory from supplying flour for producing flour at Ponders 1963 to bring it up to today’s bakeries, we have End, we have always tried standards and I continue also launched


a range of bread and cake mixes through supermarkets throughout the UK. We have a range of over 20 mixes available” EN Magazine can vouch for the ease of making the delicious mixes into bread and cakes and concluded that our favourite was the Chilli bread. “Many of our mixes can be bought in major supermarkets in the the EN area and all of them are available online where people can also join the Wright’s baking club, which currently has over 60,000 members.” added David. EN Magazine has got together with G R Wright & Son’s to give our readers the chance to win a selection of Wright’s bread and cake mixes along with a Panosonic bread making machine.

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The Panasonic breadmaker has been created without a viewing window to ensure the bread can rise to perfection and the crust builds flawlessly.

Christmas Recipe Ideas

As well as providing a variety of tasty fresh loaves in three different sizes, the Panasonic Breadmaker fits into your daily routine with a choice of a 1 hour 55 minute rapid programme for when you are in a hurry, or set the 13 hour timer allowing the aroma of fresh bread to wake you up in the morning.

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WIN WIN WIN For your chance to win the mixes and breadmaker tell us in what year did the Wright family first take over the mill at Ponders End. Please send your answers to competitions@enmagazine. or to EN Magazine, PO Box 1099, Enfield, EN1 9JF including your name, address and contact number. The closing date for entries is Friday 18th December.

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MAKING BY HAND Add the butter, sugar and egg to the white bread mix, blend the essences with the 260ml warm water, then make up the dough in the usual way. Allow the dough to rest for 5 minutes then blend in the mixed fruit, mixed peel and mixed nuts. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces, mould round and rest for 5 minutes. Chop the cherries, divide the marzipan into 2 pieces and roll each into a sausage shape. Roll each dough piece into a 20cm (8”) disc. Place the marzipan sausage slightly off centre on the dough and sprinkle each with half the cut cherries Slightly moisten the larger area of dough and fold the smaller side over the marzipan to completely cover, leaving a


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Losing Weight for Christmas! W

ell, I have just been out to the shops, and everywhere was completely packed. There was a sort of panicky feel in the air, and lots of people walking around too fast carrying bulging bags and looking stressed. You know what that means? OH NO it’s that time of the year again; the time of endless shopping, darker nights, financial anxiety and the certain knowledge that you will have to eat mince pies and look cheerful whilst trying to stand still so that your tummy doesn’t relax over the top of your waist band. Here are EN Magazine’s top 10 things that you need to know about losing weight: 1. Skipping breakfast or other meals will make it more difficult to lose weight. If you miss meals, your body will view the drop in calories as scarcity of food. Your metabolism will slow to conserve calories, and food that you eat may be converted to fat for use when the famine has passed. 2. Healthy weight loss is around a pound of body fat a week, if you lose much more, the chances are that you will put it back on as soon as you resume normal eating.

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3. Rapid weight loss on the scales due to dieting may in fact be loss of water. More disturbingly, rapid weight loss may be due to loss of muscle. A reduced muscle mass will slow your metabolism, making it easier to put on weight.

4. You cannot ‘spot reduce;’ however many sit-ups you perform, the fat will not ‘melt’ or ‘burn’ from your tummy. To lose body fat you must burn calories through exercise which gets you out of breath, and by sensibly reducing calories. You can improve the appearance of certain areas by developing muscle tone beneath the skin. An ideal way to do this would be to regularly attend body conditioning or circuit classes where you burn calories and develop muscle tone at the same time. 5. To lose weight you must use more calories than you consume. To lose approximately a pound or body fat a week you must cut around 500 calories each day from your diet. Because this could seriously stress your system (the famine response)

Slimming make to promote weight loss. 8. If you really can’t understand why you cannot lose weight, keep a food diary; you may surprise yourself at how much/often you actually eat.

it is sensible to burn an extra 250 calories through exercise each day. You must exercise for about an hour each day, and cut 250 calories from your diet, through making sensible food choices e.g. swap a 200 calorie bagel at lunch for two thick rice cakes (56 calories) saving 144 calories already! 6. Weight loss is defined by the outgoing calories exceeding the incoming calories each day/week; it makes no difference what time of the day you eat. There is no point in not eating after six pm which may make you so hungry that you binge at nine on whatever you can get your hands on. Most sensible is to eat 5 small healthy meals a day to encourage the metabolism to run efficiently. If an evening meal makes you feel uncomfortable, have a light salad or soup. 7. I am very sorry but you are not big-boned, and your weight is not your mothers’ fault. Different body types store fat in different areas, but the tall slim people really do eat better (or less) or are more active than their rounder cousins. If your family are all large, this is usually more to do with learnt eating and activity patterns. If you have been blaming your weight gain on your genetics, then stop, because you can lose weight too. Try not to look at the reasons why you can’t lose weight, and in stead focus on small changes you can

9. If you are concerned about your weight, keep it to yourself; children copy the behaviour of their parents. To give your children a better chance of avoiding eating disorders/disordered eating, practice healthy eating and activity as a good example to them, rather than talking about dieting and your dissatisfaction with your weight. 10. Want to lose half a stone in the next 5 minutes? Stand tall with the posture of a ballerina (lads, you can be a soldier if you would rather), draw the tummy into the back bone, feel as if you are being drawn up to the ceiling through the crown of your head, slightly roll the shoulders back and down and maintain this tall posture throughout the day. Good posture will make you look slimmer immediately. The icing on the cake is to think positive things about yourself; if you feel confident and attractive you will look confident and attractive.

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Christmas Gift Ideas Christmas


o you, like the EN team dread the thought of Christmas shopping?

The crowds of people, the hustle and bustle but for us the biggest problem we face each year is trying find the right gifts for people. Mum and Dad, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters even friends all throw up a different selection of challenges to get the gift right. We are always looking for something that will not just be greeted with a grateful smile only to end up collecting dust or hidden at the back of the cupboard. So if like us you find gift buying a nightmare we hope that the following selection of ideas that we have found will help you give the perfect presents this Christmas. Pampering and Grooming James Whitaker Mens Hair we have a selection of gifts to suit the man and girl in your life. TIGI Gift sets are available in different variations including Bed Head Men, Catwalk and thr new Rockaholic range. Great prices making great savings on individual price.

guys and girls. All in all we can offer you something to fill a stocking thats a little bit different. James Whitaker Hair, 82 Lancaster Road, Enfield ,Middx, EN20BX tel:02083621515 For A Special Loved One

Forget Tiffany trinkets, designer handbags, aftershave and socks, the way to express your love for your partner this Christmas is with a Love Is… book, uniquely personalised to you and your loved one. The Love Is… personalised book features Christmas-themed illustrations of the well-known boy and girl from the cartoon strip that was supremely popular in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s. However, your name and your partner’s will be inserted into the text and details unique to you as a couple at Christmas will be added – making you the most thoughtful, romantic partner ever (and earning you so many brownie points you won’t have to do the washing up on Christmas day!).

How about a bit of Home Massage? We have a DVD showing you the best techniques for home massage and at under £20 you can rub your partner up the right way. Or how about a James Whitaker Gift Voucher. Available for cuts, colour, spray tans or treatments,again for both the


Twenty-four illustrations have been brought together with the captions personalised to you and your partner. For example:

Each book is totally unique and details are kept private so if you would like to receive saucy underwear this Christmas we won’t tell! Each book costs £17.50 and is available exclusively from The last date for Christmas orders is 16 December. An Special Christmas Tipple London’s first copper distillery for 189 years is creating small batches of London Dry Gin and Barley Vodka. This is a great gift for some one who knows their spirits. Sipsmiths only make 200 bottles in every run which mean they can monitor every drop to ensure you only get the very best spirit to sip. Sipsmiths London Dry Gin is £23.99 or Sipsmiths Barley Vodka is £22.99 available from Harvey Nichols or www. Spice Up Christmas Leftovers Need a gorgeous gift for a foodie friend? Give them a present that they can really ‘relish’ from Tracklements.

Love Is… cuddling up in front of the fire to watch <The Great Escape>

With nearly 40 years of making the very best chutneys, pickles and relishes from their home in Wiltshire, Tracklements provides the perfect answer.

Love Is… making a shared New Year resolution, <to share the remote control>

The Christmas Gift Box includes Christmas Chutney (90g), Cranberry Sauce with Port (110g) and Onion

Christmas Marmalade (110g) and guarantees to take your Christmas dinner from the traditional to the unforgettable. (RRP: £5.50)

Tracklements products are sold in over speciality delicatessens, butchers and farm shops across the UK, selected Waitrose and online at www. or Fun Funky Jewellery Lush & Lovely are a range of handmade Jewellery by local Enfield resident Kali Anderson.

Pop Art and modern comic culture are the themes for a lot of her collection, creating a fun, funky and different look. The range of rings, necklaces and bracelets are available in both sterling silver and sliver plate ranging from £5.00 - £55.00. Karli can also make personalised jewellery from including a photo or image that is special for you. Readers of EN Magazine can receive a 10% discount on online orders until the end of February by entering the promo code BITE. For more information visit www. or visit James Whitaker 82 Lancaster Road, Enfield

Priceless Portraits

With over 127 years experience of photography and an award winning team of photographers Peter Dyer Photography in Enfield Town are sure to get the portrait you want that will make the perfect gift. A portrait will make a fantastic gift or addition to any wall or home.

At this special time of year what could make a better gift than that of a photograph. There are so many photographs that make ideal gifts, whether it is a family portrait, the grandchildren or a favourite pet.

Peter Dyer Photography 86 London Road, Enfield, London EN2 6HU tel:020 8363 2456 or visit www.peterdyerphotos. com Charitable Presents Local charity Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice have put together a catalogue of Christmas gifts and Christmas cards with all the proceeds going to help raise money for the charity. The catalogue includes gifts for all ages. If your struggling to find the right gift for someone that has everything how about giving a gift card that helps others. The gift cards give you the opportunity to help by giving a gift that funds for a family to receive two sessions from a family support volunteer, £10.00, to a gift of creating a special memory for a life limited child and their family, £50.00.


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Each gift will be presented within a card designed special for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice by some very special children from North London and South Hertfordshire.

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Create your own decadent and delicious chocolate free from refined sugar, dairy and additives. The Mayan Magic Chocolate Making Kit contains a carefully balanced mix of natural raw ingredients guaranteed to deliver exceptional chocolate every time. You can experiment with flavours and designs from their recipe book or come up with your own creation. The kit is simple enough for children while holding infinite levels of depth and refinement for the connoisseur. Simply melt the butters, add flavours if desired then carefully stir in the powders and sweetener. Once

Keeping Safe This Christmas

With the Christmas season almost upon us, it’s time to remind you of the steps you can take, to ensure your Christmas isn’t ruined by criminals. Criminals seize opportunities afforded to them by the extra shopping we do, the bustle of town centres as well as the goods we buy as presents. So what can we do? The advice below is often common sense, but you might overlook it in your haste to get everything ready. Out Shopping When the shops are crowded, the pickpocket or ‘dipper’ will have more chance to steal from you. Make sure you stay alert and be extra careful with your wallet or purse and don’t carry too much cash. The same applies to travelling on crowded buses or trains. If you travel by car, make sure you park in a well- lit area, lock all doors and windows and do not leave presents in view.


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Diamonds a Girls Best Friend Jewellery designer Jooal, has created a stunning diamond pendant based on the Sanskrit letters of the Alphabet.

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completely smooth and still warm, dip fresh fruit, or pour into mould and refrigerate. RRP £11.95

The Signature Collection pendant (£360) features a single letter or initial in white gold , encrusted in diamonds, to represent a personal name or meaning, making it a perfect gift choice. Additionally proceeds from each pendent are donated to, Pratham, an international charity initiated by UNICEF that is dedicated to erasing illiteracy and helping under privileged children in India with reading, writing and basic arithmetic. The pendants are available to purchase online at www.

At Home Once you have got your presents home, don’t make it easy for someone to steal from your home. Keep them out of sight and if you ‘hide’ or store larger items such as bicycles in the shed or outbuildings, make sure they are secure. Take the frame numbers of new cycles and the serial numbers of new electrical equipment just in case and remember, empty boxes left outside advertise that you have new goods inside, so dispose of packing carefully. If you go out for the evening - make it look like your home is occupied by turning on lights and the radio. Be extra careful about locking doors and windows. As a fire precaution, don’t leave Christmas lights on in the house whilst you are out. If you go away for the holiday period – consider using a timer switch for lights and ask a trusted neighbour to watch your home. Don’t forget to cancel newspapers and milk if you have them delivered and either redirect your mail through the Post Office or have your neighbour take mail into the house - unopened Christmas cards and mail are a sure sign that a house is empty. Advice From

Stretching Your Christmas Budget C

hristmas is my favourite time of year. I’m one of those people who never gets sick of the old 80’s Christmas songs, I love buying a real tree just for that Christmassy smell - even though it destroys my carpet! I take pride in my Christmas decorations, and I can think of nothing better than drinking mulled wine with Christmas tunes playing in the background while I wrap my presents. This year however, my Christmas spirit has been dampened slightly by the word ‘recession’. There is no escaping it! It’s in my newspaper in the mornings, on my television and I even get emails to remind me how bad the economic climate is! So does this mean that Christmas is on hold this year? No it doesn’t have to be but you do need to put away that plastic otherwise January will drop a whopping great big credit card bill through your letter box. My advice is save don’t borrow. Christmas is full of surprises, the only thing that isn’t a surprise is the date so get your shopping done early and spread the cost. Check store prices against internet prices; often the internet is much cheaper and if you shop early most deliveries are free. Here are some tips and ideas for saving money this Christmas. Become a Christmas Geek: Draw up a spreadsheet and list all the people you want to buy for and place a budget by their name. This will give you a good idea of how much money you really spend on gifts. Set a realistic Christmas budget and stick to it! Start a Christmas Box: Always be on the look out for presents, that way if you see a bargain you can put it away for Christmas, especially if it’s 2 for 1, this will save time and money. Use Loyalty Cards and Points: For those of you that avidly collect rewards and vouchers on credit or loyalty cards, the next few weeks can be a great time to cash them in. The most popular schemes include Tesco’s Clubcard, Boots Advantage Card and Sainsbury’s Nectar Card. While


– by Patricia Conti

points can translate into money off your seasonal shopping bill, sometimes they have greater value if used for specific offers or to pay for gifts. Your new Christmas budget is going to call for a little more imagination than usual. So take advantage of retailer’s recession sales and stores that are closing down. You’ll need to think outside of the box this year! Here are some of the great budget gifts EN loves this Christmas:

gift to keep those little tikes busy on Christmas Day, letting you enjoy a few moments of peace. Also available, Create a Ballerina Kit. Prices range from £5 to£6 (for best prices search online – Amazon currently offers the best price)

Make your own: Making your own Christmas gift doesn’t have to look cheap. There are lots of ways to create something special without looking like you’ve rustled it up in the class room. Think at what you’re good at and utilise those skills.

Wooden Fan £4 from Camden Market – colours vary. A great gift for grandmothers, mothers and eccentric friends. Knit- it Monkey Kit £14.99 Amazon, Cargo stores and various other internet outlets. Knit- it Monkey Kit is so easy even a child can do it, so for beginners like me it’s perfect and much more fun than knitting a scarf.

Grow your own Bonsai Tree – price range £5 to £12 (for best prices Google) For the green fingers in your family, why not get them A-Grow-Your-Own Kit? There are loads of funky fun things to choose from: including, Olive, Chilli, Peanut, lavender and herb plants. We decided on a ‘Karate Kid Kicking’ Bonsai Tree! This Build –it, Rocket Kit is a creative

If you enjoy taking photographs, frame some of your best pictures, or make book marks. If you’re a writer then write a story and get it bound. There are lot’s of online companies and printers that will do this for as little as £10! If you have crafty fingers; why not jazz up a plain apron, by attaching a cross stitch design to the front of it. Whatever you decide to buy this year if you stick to a realist budget, without flashing the plastic, January won’t see you struggling with financial cramp. You’ll be able to start the New Year by raising a glass to a zero balance credit card bill, now that does sound nice, doesn’t it?

What you might not know: Woolworths are back! They have now opened online and have some great 3 for 2 offers on hundreds of toys. TK Maxx has an online store, all the great prices without the queues. HotUKDeals is the UK’s largest site for deals, voucher codes and bargains.



How to Host the Perfect Christmas Dinner Party!

Eat, Drink and be Oh-So Merry!

Now the food is sorted you can concentrate on the drink. The key to becoming a great host means being relaxed and friendly to your guests at all times. Offer your guests a drink on veryone has different notions arrival such as punch and make a big attached to the meaning of bowl of it to make sure glasses are refilled Christmas: religious, spiritual or just a at all times. Have a non-alcoholic drinks good old-fashioned family gathering! option for the kids and those that are Christmas Day can conjure up memories driving and always keep some mineral interesting facts: they will be impressed. of happy times with friends and families water on the table. Have champagne Introducing your guests to each other or a delicious Christmas meal with loved cocktails during the evening to add a if not known to one another, makes a ones. touch of class and glamour to the event. party go a lot smoother and it also takes the pressure off you to keep everybody For other people it can be a time that Turn the lights on . amused. is quite stressful due to the enormous Ambience is important and a little bit amount of effort and time needed to Colour Me Beautiful of lighting goes a long way! Put a couple make that perfect Christmas dinner. To of well-placed lamps in the dark corners help those with long to do Lists I have Colour choice can make a big of the room to create atmosphere and researched and written a feature to difference to the mood and atmosphere demonstrate that organising and making use candles for that flickering affect. You of your party. Gold gives a touch of can also use flowers for a fresh, fragrant the perfect Christmas dinner party can glamour and elegance to your room. smell and to give bursts of colour and be easy (yes, it really can) and honestly, Shades of red are vibrant and exciting stress-free too. I have put together a few life to strategic corners, or for the table – red and green combined with gold steps to aid the process and to prove that setting. are the perfect Christmas colours. this busy time can also be wonderful, Silver, cool white and icy blue provide a Let me entertain you. exciting and enjoyable. sophisticated look that shimmers in your Being a good host also means keeping home. Remember to make sure that the Food Glorious Good crackers and the decorations on your tree your guests entertained: board games, go with your colour scheme. cards, or watching a great old-fashioned Christmas is about eating good, Christmas film; White Christmas is always quality food. You could make a Special Touches a firm favourite, or It’s A Wonderful Life traditional roast dinner of turkey, roast is a classic. For those seeking something potatoes and bread sauce that can Christmas is a time for giving and a little bit old-fashioned and homely to generally be complemented with mixed being creative. Show others how much entertain the kids, you could possibly roasted vegetables or honey roasted you care by hand making them a card or carrots. However always ensure you have read them Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol or even The Nutcracker. (Assuming designing your own invitation or table a vegetarian alternative: a vegetable name cards. For those that are looking you have time – or delegate to a guest bake is easy and can be vegan as well as for something different put a photo on who looks lonely or bored!) Preferably vegetarian if no dairy products (such as around a log-fire, in a room full of festive your table card or invitation. Show your cheese) are added. guests that you care about them by spirit. If all else fails, there is always giving them a goodie bag of something In addition you could extend the feast Christmas television. home-baked. We’re all kids at heart – if with an exciting selection of dips and you can’t be a child at Christmas – when Decoration canapés in the evening. For the fusselse can you enjoy this much fun? free, have a handy selection of dried fruit It’s nice to have a theme for your and nuts or opt for cheese with grapes/ Guests Christmas party, whether it is the crackers. Nutcracker and decorating the tree with When inviting guests to your soldiers or using candy to turn your home For dessert, a Christmas Pudding or Christmas dinner party, try having those into a Land of Sweets, it is up to you … Christmas Cake is an expectation but for with different interests & hobbies and those who wish to get creative during the be creative. To decorate the tree you who are more verbal, sat next to the more could use sweet edible treats, cookies, festive season, bake a batch of cookies chocolates or lollipops. For those that are quiet members of the party to help the and use them to munch on during the looking for something a little bit different ebb and flow of conversation. You may evening or wrap them up to use as gifts also want to invite people you haven’ why not try hanging fruit on your tree, it or to decorate the tree. You could even seen in a while and want to catch up with would be healthier. use them to embellish the dining table – what better time than Christmas. Why and wrap them up in cellophane tied not invite someone you know who may Conversation with festive ribbon. This idea could also be on their own or have no immediate apply to home made chocolate truffles. For any dinner party to be successful, relatives nearby, believe me, you could conversation is the absolute key. Having make their year. The key thing to remember about good conversation is not about talking cooking is the preparation, allow plenty Most importantly - Have fun! of time to make the Christmas menu and about the weather or just talking about do make your shopping list early as some your kids, it is talking about news and by Amy Harris current affairs and what your plans are food can be bought in advance and be Amy Harris can be reached via website: for the future but without being longfrozen. Prepare a menu, plan early and winded or laughing at your own jokes! order food online to help you have a When speaking to your guests tell them stress-free and enjoyable, Christmas. some amusing incidents or lesser known



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Cards for Good Causes At Palmers Green United Reformed Church Fox Lane N13 4AL. This is our 16th year supporting this National Organisation We have cards from 36 National Charities, including The North London Hospice, and a selection of Christmas goods Open Mon - Sat 10am- 4pm Dec 12th 75% in the £ is the minimum Cards for Good Causes gives back to the charities for every card sold. Come and  have coffee in a relaxed atmosphere and choose your cards Wheelchair access, reasonable parking

further details please ring Jackie on 0208 441 Christmas Greenery Sale at Myddelton House Gardens, Enfield Come and enjoy our gardens on this free open day and fulfil all your Christmas greenery needs. Refreshments available. Sunday 13 December -11:00 – 15:00

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Club open Tuesday, Thursday, are on 6th January and 20th Option 2year above In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Saturday & Sunday from 2.30pm January, £50 per month 2010. New members and Care - Afternoon tea with FREE tuition - Equipment available visitors are most welcome. For a entertainment 3 for 3.30pm - Free Hire- Flat soled shoes must copy of the programme, please – 5pm St. Andrew’s parish Centre, be worn Contact 020 8886 6643 contact the Society’s Secretary, Silver Street, Enfield (Basil) 020 8883 6612 (Wendy) Ruth Ackerley, on 01707 665 101. 17th December with Christmas 14th January 2010 And Winchmore Writers Group & David's Florida Home.indd 1 The Lynmore Singers Xmas Schooldays St. Benedicts Art Club, we are Reading Group Concert at De Vere Venues a friendly group who meet on Both groups are small,friendly Theobalds Park on 6th December Cuffley Industrial Heritage Friday mornings from 9.00 t 12.00 and informal and welcome new at 3.00pm Tickets £6.50 includes Society at Bramley Road, southgate. members. The writing group refreshments. Fundraising for Age Northaw Village Hall, All artists and budding artists meets occasional Saurdays 10am Concern 5 Northaw Road West, welcom. Fee is £2.00 per session, - 4.30pm .The reading group Enfield. 020 8375 4123 Northaw EN6 4NW which includes tea, coffee and meets Tuesdays 1-3pm (term-time 7.30 for 8pm biscuits. Contact: Carol on 020 only) .We meet at the Friends Nightingale Community Free for members £3.00 per 8366 6306 Meeting House N21. The groups Hospice Christmas Dinner and person Visitors are lead by an experienced Dance Party 8th December 2009 Potters Bar Horticultural Are you a dynamic business Saturday 12th December 2009 A tribute to Barnes Wallis Society is a friendly, informal lady? Tickets £35.00 includes 3 course January 12th 2010 society for people who are Looking to promote and develop your dinner inc coffee and Christmas Technology in English Country interested in gardening and business, make new contacts and explore new ideas? crackers 7.30 sit down Disco Estates by Dr. Denis Smith gardens. Meetings are held till 12pm at Theobalds Hosue fortnightly on Wednesday Come and network with likeminded ladies, no early morning starts, our Cheshunt Regular Events evenings at Elm Court, Mutton Enfield group meets monthly over lunch. Lane, Potters Bar, and start Call Rosy on 07711 361 368 or email Cuffley Floral Art Club are Enfield Croquet Club at Bush Hill at 8.00pm. There is a varied to find pleased to announce that on Park (off Southbury Road) Cecil and interesting programme, out more. 8th December Susan Philips will Road Entrance consisting of talks, slide shows, be demonstrating “This Festive Play a sport where men and and demonstrations on wideSeason” Doors open at 7pm, stall women can compete on equal ranging aspects of horticulture. and tea or coffee available, for terms The first meetings in the new

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all aspects of archaeology and history, The society is also active in carrying out local archaeological fieldwork. For more details visit website

Grange Park (Evening) W.I. would love for you to come and join us the first Monday of every month when we have a speaker, a quiz, social events and many other attractions. For October we will have Jonathan Forrest  from the Royal Veterinary College.  If you are interested please telephone Louise Watson on 020 8360 6969. Potters Bar (TTA) Petanque Club Meets Sundays 10.a.m. - 1.p.m & Tuesdays 6p.m. - 8.p.m at Oakmere Park New members are made very welcome, we compete in the Herts & Essex League. Annual subscription £30.  First 3 visits are free. Contact Michael Penn 01707 654606 or just turn up. Enfield Archaelogical Society Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane. Enfield Monthly lectures, at 8pm(except July/August.) on

every second Sunday in a month from 11am - 5pm. New members always welcome. We are a “self-help” club and do not provide formal lectures or lessons. Members pay an attendance - there is no annual subscription. Potters Bar Cine & Video Society Prospective new members pay Wyllotts Centre, Potters Bar on first visit. More details at www. Alternate Thursdays 8.00pm or telephone 020Contact Penny 01707 656446 or 8366-6162. John 01707 872210 www.pottersbarcineand Enfield Wine Makers for amateur Meet at St. Stephen’s Church cinematographers. Programme Hall 3rd Friday of each month includes §editing, filming 8-10.30pm. New members techniques, competition welcome. Social evenings of evenings, social functions wine tasting, discussions, home “Ears of Enfield”, brewing & speakers. Enfield’s very own social group Contact Peggy Osborne 020 8366 for hard of hearing people, meet 1829 at Oakwood Baptist Church, Merrivale, Southgate, London N14 Enfield Camera Club 4TE. Our meetings are on the first meets at Trinity Church Hall Tuesday of each month from 2pm Thursday evenings at 8 pm. New to 4pm. We have a varied and members are always welcome. interesting programme to suit all Alternatively they can contact the tastes. For details ring 020 8482 club through the website www. 0212. or email to Enfield Computer Club meets The subscriptioin rate is £32 for at St. Lukes and St. John’s the full season - Visitors are asked Community Center, Hawthorn to pay a £1 visitor’s fee, Grove, off Morley Hill, Enfield,

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Dance Classes

Latin and Ballroom Combining the elegance of Ballroom with the dynamic Latin American dances these nice ‘n’ easy fun introductory classes will ease even the most hesitant firsttime dancer on to the dance floor with confidence. TUESDAYS 8:00 – 8:45 Improvers/ Intermediate Class 8:45 – 9:30 Beginners Class 9:30 – 10:30 Social Dancing for all levels St Andrews Church Hall Chase Side Southgate London N14. Situated next to Asda For more information please call 07903 244085 or visit www.dancematrix. com/ballroom

Modern Western Square Dance Sessions at St Peters Small Hall Vera AvenueGrange Park N21 1RJ on Wednesday evenings  7:008:15 PM £1.50 followed with Mainstream and

HOT SALSA Wednesday’s Club 19 @ Trent Park Doors Open 7.30 till 12pm Beginners - Level 1 8-9 pm Improvers - Level 2 9-10 pm Intermediates- Level3 9-10 pm Advanced - Level 4 9-10 pm La Hot Salsa Social after 10 pm For more information visit or call 07947 765 499

Plus Dancing till 10:00 PM Singles & couples welcome. Full information from Ted 0208360-5569

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