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WELCOME It’s time to embrace Autumn - with the clocks going back and the cold nights creeping in - meaning Christmas is just around the corner. It’s now time to bring out your dracula teeth and pumpkins for Halloween and we have also included an article on our love of fire and gunpowder with Guy Falkes night coming up. Remember to wrap up well for both these nights if you’re going out! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all readers and advertisers for you continued support. Putting together a professional publication that works to help you find an array of local products and services takes a great amount of time and meticulous attention to detail. The whole concept of this magazine is to encourage people to use local businesses. By supporting these companies we are helping each other as a community to grow. The magazine also includes regular features and puzzles so there is something for everyone of all ages.

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MUSIC REVIEW

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CINEMA: TAKEN 2

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TRAVEL: GREAT WALL OF CHINA

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LIVING: BURNING DESIRE - 5TH NOV

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HEALTH: COMPLIMENTARY THERAPIES

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INTERIORS: REVAMP IT UP

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BEAUTY: THE POWER OF PERFUME

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GARDENING: LEAVES

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TECH GUIDE: ONES TO WATCH

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RECIPE: VENISON CASSEROLE

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BOOKS: BLAST FROM THE PAST

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PUZZLES: SUDOKU CROSSWORD

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Calling All Food Lovers! It's harvest time at Dobbies' Farm Foodhall which is brimming with delicious seasonal autumn produce from local suppliers who share Dobbies' passion for locally sourced, naturally good food. Dobbies have been experts in gardening since 1865 and you'll find the same level of expertise in its Farm Foodhall at Milngavie. Dobbies Farm Foodhall continues its commitment to the quality, provenance and the pleasure of truly excellent eating. The Farm Foodhall offers a gourmet heaven for foodies who can browse the aisles at their leisure to discover a refreshing and vibrant menu of ideas, from the seasonal to the original and the stylish. Milngavie Farm Foodhall brings the best of nature with a mouth-watering selection of the freshest, local produce and delicatessen delights. Local family butcher Dobbies local family-run butchers produces quality home-made pies, black pudding, haggis, sausages and ready meals as well as premium cuts of meat, fresh from local farms. For those after something more exotic there is a great selection of international meats including Chorizo, Italian Sausage and French-trimmed rib roast and French-trimmed leg of lamb or pork. Freshly made in store… The smell of freshly baked bread will hit you as soon as you enter the front door, with Dobbies' inhouse master baker producing high quality goods

on a daily basis. Treat yourself to some freshly baked cakes, pastries or artisan breads baked on the premises. Seasonal produce, sourced locally… By partnering with nearby fruit and vegetable growers, wherever possible, Dobbies aims to bring foodies the best in field, in store, just hours after each new harvest. There's a great selection of fresh produce including field-fresh potatoes, leeks, turnips, radishes and onions, or pick from locally-grown fruits including raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries and currants. Local and continental tastes… Food-lovers can visit the delicatessen and savour hand-made farmhouse cheeses crafted just a few miles from store or choose from brie, mozzarella and other continental cheese board favourites. The delicatessen also stocks a range of cured meats, stuffed olives and pates. Little Extras.... As well as the Farm Foodhall's key speciality areas, Dobbies has a great selection of favourite local products including luxury ice-creams, homemade biscuits, sweets, condiments and crisps as well as selection of oil olives and vinegars including; chocolate oil and balsamic and strawberry vinegar! And to top it off with a tipple, the Milngavie Farm Foodhall has a speciality wine shop stocking quality beers, liqueurs, spirits and fine wines.

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MUSIC NEW RELEASES

Christina Aguilera - Lotus Aguilera has been in the studio for the past year working on her highly anticipated 5th studio album. Working with writers and producers such as Alex Da Kid, and Sia, the album also features collaboration with CeeLo Green. This album is about self-expression and freedom, Aguilera says. “There is a lot I have gone through personally over the past few years and this album represents a rebirth for me. The album is about freedom and getting back to the root of who I am and what I love to do.”

Pink - The Truth About Love

Worldwide superstar Pink releases her highly anticipated 6th studio album. Pink has teamed up with producer Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foster The People & The Shins). The album is Pink's unique take on the different shades of love - the dark, the light, the happy and the sad. The first single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” exploded worldwide. Having taken time out of the limelight to start a family, the tracks infectious melody and kick-ass lyrics have let the world know that Pink is back and at her absolute best.

The Vaccines - Come Of Age Follows their platinum selling, Brit nominated and NME award winning debut, ‘What Did You Expect’. Drawing inevitable comparisions with the Ramones, The Strokes and more recently Arcade Fire, the West London lads have created a slice of down and dirty pop rock that has been claimed by fans and critics alike. A legendary early gig at The Flowerpot in London led to hundreds of fans being turned away and cemented their reputation as an exhilarating live band, tipped to launch a new era of guitar music. Now is the time to see this band ‘Come of Age’.

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AT THE CINEMA TAKEN 2

They've messed with the wrong man, again. Liam Neeson returns to cinemas this month as a father with a very particular set of skills for the sequel to a typically gung-ho, surprisingly enjoyable abduction action flick. Intercontinental pursuits abound then. 2008's Taken, co-written by legendary French filmmaker Luc Besson (Nikita, Leon), is a rare treat. The tale of a daughter who foolishly befriends an attractive Parisian whilst visiting the city of love with her Best Friend Forever, only to be kidnapped and sold into sex slavery, it's left to her patriarchal single parent to bring down the global criminal ring. A classic Hollywood scenario, in which a few take on many (or, in this instance, one takes on hundreds), there's no denying it was deftly executed. Nodding to so many genre classics, it spares little time for details, but manages to cover thousands of miles at breakneck speed, leaving few opportunities for us to question things. We observed Neeson (the father in question, AKA Bryan Mills) as he skilfully did away with trained killers. It's not really important how he came to acquire these abilities (something to do with the CIA), nor does it matter how a construction site in Paris can be used as a mass brothel out

of office hours. As viewers, our job is to accept he knows how to fell three villains in one swoop, and presume the local police are negligent. A familiar problem for fans of more intelligent fare, it should go without saying the second movie makes similar ransom demands. Narrative wise Taken 2, as the follow up has been so cunningly entitled, follows a comparable route to its predecessor. This time round though the destination is Istanbul, where the leading man's security firm has just completed a deal with a wealthy sheikh. Good times ahead, it seems like the perfect excuse for a get together and some quality time. Rather short-sightedly then Dad decides to invite daughter, the former abductee Kim (Maggie Grace), and his once-estranged wife Lenore (Famke Janssen), out to join him for a holiday. Needless to say, if they had observed the opening scene we are privy to, showing a hilltop funeral and an Albanian mafia boss vowing to avenge his son's death (which came at the hands of Mills in the last film), then they would probably have gone to Florida instead.

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Did you know that in 2012 the Great Wall of China more than doubled its length? After a five year survey by state archaeologists, it is now estimated to be over 20,000 km, and rising. Only 8% is reasonably well preserved but it is still considered the largest man-made structure on earth. So, can you really see it from space? Unlikely, since even the first Chinese astronaut could not confirm it. Yet, steeped in 2000 years of history and a UNESCO heritage site, the Great Wall fires up the imagination with images of invading hordes and brave soldiers fighting for emperor and country. It all started with disjointed earth defences built by warlords. When the first emperor unified China around

200 BC, all he had to do to protect his borders was connect the existing sections. Extended over time, eroded, destroyed and strengthened, much of what we see today dates back to the Ming dynasty who came to power in the 14th century, conscripting a huge labour force to build and rebuild with stone and brick. Their successors, the Manchus, did not need to breach the wall. By 1644, the peasants were starving and the gates opened by rebels. As discontinuous today as it was in the past, the wall includes natural defences such as deep gorges and cliffs alongside man-made fortifications, over 800 of them, though not all visible or accessible, in the Beijing province alone.

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Here the wall is rather special, reaching nearly eight metres in places, up to five metres across the top, with unusual perpendicular extensions, 22 towers, spaced every 100 metres or so, a tripletowered gate and crenulations on the inner and outer parapets so arrows could be shot in both directions. Arrow’s nock, bull’s horn ring, eagle flying belly up, the names of defences send shivers down your spine. Only the brave attempt the long climb to access the wall - most visitors take the cable car and save their energy for the top. A wise move, for up there it’s a rollercoaster of a trek, all steep steps and slippery slopes. Yet gazing up to the pass and the highest tower, etched into a pure blue sky, you feel on top of the world. The sun beats down, the shade is scarce but the views are fabulous; rugged mountains bristling like a dragon’s back, shadows creeping across the slopes, precipitous cliffs and spring blossom on the trees. Now and then, a gust of wind sweeps over the ancient stones and you can almost hear the clicking of armour and voices from a distant past.

Most visitors head for the Badaling section but north east of the capital, Mutianyu is quieter and just as spectacular, at the end of a scenic 70km drive through lush countryside sprinkled with farmhouses, meadows and orchards. Wild flowers line the road, all purple and gold, and weeping willows dip their roots in natural springs.

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What is home automation? An automated home coordinates security, temperatures, audio/visual and lighting automatically for safety, energy savings and convenience. Automatically dimming lights and changing heating and cooling setpoints when you’re away from home can greatly reduce energy costs. Remote access lets you view security video on a laptop or Smartphone. Adding home automation can also increase the value of your home while greatly reducing energy costs. Is the system easy to understand and operate? YES. Touchscreen graphic displays can be customised to meet your unique tastes and requirements. Children can even learn and understand how to use basic features of the system. Day-to-day events are controlled with one button, such as Day, Night, Holiday or Away. More specific activities are menu driven to change temperature, lights, audio and more. Can it be controlled over the Internet or telephone? YES. All Draper Energy systems can be monitored and controlled over the internet or telephone either inside or outside the home. Check and adjust lights, temperature, security, audio and more. Perfect for controlling your main home, business or holiday home from anywhere in the world! Internet - Draper Energy offers video surveillance capabilities over the Internet, so you can get a visual check of your home via the web enabled PC, PDA or phone. Receive e-mails or text messages to inform you of what is happening at home. Telephone Not only can you call to check on the status of your home, but your system can actually contact you! Be informed

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LIVING BURNING DESIRE - 5TH NOVEMBER

Boom! A firework display erupts in a cascade of colour and noise, marking summer in a tourist town. Whoosh! A rocket arcs into the night sky to celebrate a birthday, wedding or special anniversary. Nowadays there is hardly a single event summer or winter that doesn’t merit a pyrotechnic show at the end, complete with its crowd of spectators providing the obligatory ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’. So why does November 5th still hold such a special place in our hearts? It’s a fairly safe bet to say that the original reason for Bonfire Night to commemorate the gory end of Jacobean terrorist Guido Fawkes and his fellow plotters isn’t really on our minds these days when we celebrate the date. November 5th is one of those important times when young and old can come together despite the dark and the cold winter weather to enjoy a shared experience complete with its own traditions. Central to that ritual is the bonfire itself. The attraction of fire is hard-wired into our DNA. Some

historians speculate that the activities we associate with Bonfire Night are actually borrowed from much earlier, pagan traditions and the dates certainly seem to fit. The ancient Celtic festival of Samhain began on October 31st (co-incidentally our date for Halloween) and extended to the following day. At sunset on October 31st local villagers would assemble in order to build a giant bonfire, which then became the focal point of the event. The word ‘Samhain’ means “summer’s end” and communities came together both to thank the gods for the harvest and to help them face the long, dark months ahead. Ancient people also believed it was a time for contacting and sometimes appeasing - the spirits of dead ancestors who might lend a hand from the ‘other side’ to help the community through the challenges of winter. At the end of the celebration, each family would take a torch from the bonfire and bring it back to their home, where all fires had been deliberately extinguished the day before.

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These fires were then re-lit using the flame of the sacred bonfire: it was believed that if the fire went out, troubles would follow. This summer it has been interesting to observe a shadow of this practice in the rituals surrounding the Olympic torch particularly the care that has been taken in preserving the flame throughout the national relays building up to the opening ceremony of the 2012 games. We consider that we belong to an enlightened and sophisticated society, so it is fascinating to observe the extraordinary pains taken by officials to ensure that the light originally sourced from the Temple of Hera at Olympia in Greece is not extinguished. Just as our ancient forefathers venerated the fire from the sacred Samhain bonfire, we treat the Olympic flame as a living being that must not be allowed to ‘die’ in case our hopes of success are extinguished with it. So next time you are standing round a November 5th bonfire or even lying back in the bath, surrounded by a mass of flickering candles you can reflect on our very human need to use fire as a bringer of hope and cheer.

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HEALTH COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES There are a wide range of complementary therapies available, but which one might be best for your condition? With such an array of complementary therapies on offer, it can be difficult to know which one might best suit your particular ailment or condition. Here's a low-down on some of the most popular therapies and the kinds of conditions they can help: Acupuncture Acupuncture uses the insertion of fine needles into particular points in the skin. Where the needles are placed will depend on your condition. Acupuncturists believe that stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of Qi or energy (see also Traditional Chinese Medicine below). Good for: pain relief (it is sometimes used postsurgery), menstrual and menopausal problems, tendonitis, urinary problems, sports injuries Chiropractic Chiropractors work to correct dysfunction in the joints and muscles and work particularly on the spinal column, where problems such as neck and back pain can originate. Through manual treatments, such as spinal manipulation and adjustment, it can treat and help to prevent mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Good for: headaches, lower back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, scoliosis, stress Homeopathy Homeopathy uses highly diluted substances - usually given in tablet form - which help to trigger the body's own natural system of healing. Based on the principle of treating 'like with like', the tablets contain minute amounts of substances, which in large doses would trigger a reaction, but in minute doses actually help to alleviate the condition. Good for: allergies, upper respiratory tract infections, bronchitis, hay fever, pre-menstrual syndrome, sinusitis

Naturopathy Naturopathy uses a combination of natural therapies to help the body to heal itself. Therapies include diet, hydrotherapy, osteopathy, herbalism, homeopathy and exercise, which can all help the body to cleanse itself of toxins and alleviate stress. Good for: chronic and acute conditions, such as digestive problems, chronic fatigue, hormonal problems, anxiety. Osteopathy Osteopathy is almost considered mainstream these days and you can often be treated on the NHS. Working on the bones, joints and muscles, osteopathy uses manipulation, massage and light movements to holistically re-balance physical, mental and emotional problems. Good for: back pain, pregnancy-related problems, sports injuries

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) TCM works on the belief that illness is caused by disharmony (or dis-ease) in the body due to an imbalance of the flow of Qi or energy. Qi is made up of two forces, yin and yang and when one of these forces dominates, then illness occurs. A combination of Chinese herbs and acupuncture is usually used. Good for: asthma and chest conditions, skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea. What to expect from a consultation During the first consultation with your therapist you will be asked a lot of questions about your overall health, not just about your particular condition. This is because complementary therapists look at the body as a whole, not just one part of it. Expect to answer questions about your habits, diet, medical background and family health, as your therapist will need a full picture before they can decide on how to treat you. Remember to always consult your GP about your condition and don't stop taking any prescribed medicine without discussing it with your GP first.

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Kip McGrath Tutoring - Helping Local Children Reach Their Potential Everyone wants the best for their children but as mums and dads are aware there are often times when their child requires extra support to fulfil their potential. The belief at the Kip McGrath Education Centre for Glasgow West End, Bearsden and Milngavie, is that any child can learn if taught within a caring and supporting environment.

“My daughter, Lauren, struggled with her school work. It affected our relationship as mother and daughter as when homework time came she was in tears and I was getting frustrated. I found Kip McGrath and over the last year Lauren has attended once a week. Lauren has gained in confidence over the past year in herself and in school.” Karen McKeown

Kirstie Price, an experienced Teacher and Director of the Milngavie based Centre, is delighted to be in a position to offer specialist Tuition that really makes a difference to children from 5 to 18 years. She says, “As a thriving Education Centre, we are proud to offer tailor made tutoring programmes that can enhance the learning experience for all students and really motivate them to make the most of their educational opportunities. With programmes to suit students at all levels, our knowledge of the current Scottish Curriculum and teaching methods offers students the most advanced strategies and specialist learning skills that enable them to experience education as a rewarding part of their lives”.

“I feel I have understood school more with going to Kip and my relationship with mum and dad is so much better than it was. I always look forward to going to my tutoring and the teachers always make learning fun.” Lauren The Kip McGrath Centre offers a professional solution to support your child in Maths and English from Primary 1 to Higher level Exam Preparation. Kirstie and her tutors are all qualified and experienced classroom teachers who share one thing with all parents - they want each child to achieve his or her potential and be a confident and happy child at school. Interested? Call Kirstie on 0141 955 2141 for a free assessment or more information.

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INTERIORS REVAMP IT UP Tatty tables, boring bookcases and lacklustre lamps? Improving your furnishings isn’t expensive or difficult if you take the make-do-and-mend approach, says Katherine Sorrell. Sofas and armchairs Worn or grubby upholstery is easy to disguise in an instant with a blanket, shawl, throw or other large piece of fabric. Unfortunately, the moment you sit down the fabric will start to come untucked so, for a more permanent solution, a new cover is the best option. For those who are handy with a sewing machine, making a simple loose cover will not be too demanding but, even if you have to go to a professional, a new slipcover can transform the proportions and character of your furniture, and is worthwhile if you have a good-quality piece to which you want to add another few years of life. Either way, save money by using cheap canvas on areas you can’t see, or consider a boho-chic patchwork effect combining several different (but co-ordinating) fabrics. For that finishing touch, add cushions made from leftover lengths of fabric, silk scarves, vintage linens or even attractive tea towels. Lamps Wooden lamp bases of all shapes, sizes and styles are perfect candidates for a revamp - just sand down and then choose your paint. White or off-white eggshell is cool and simple but, for a more eye-catching effect, try vibrant colours or interesting finishes such metallic, pearlescent or glitter. Fabric shades are easy to recover with a small length of new (or vintage) fabric and some spray glue. Ruffled fabric added to the bottom edge of a plain shade gives a pretty, country-style look,

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or embellish with ribbons, braid, buttons, bows or frills.

Wooden furniture More or less any old wooden furniture (though not, obviously, valuable antiques) can be rescued quite easily. Take your time, however it’s all in the preparation. First, carry out any necessary repairs. Then remove drawers, handles and knobs. Rub the piece down thoroughly with medium-grade sandpaper, and wipe with a damp cloth. Bare wood needs a coat of primer; otherwise, it’s undercoat then a top coat of eggshell or gloss. Bear in mind, too, that a simple change of knob or handle often makes a dramatic difference, giving a sophisticated feel to a cheap, modern piece, or transforming something frumpy and old-fashioned into a modern delight. Further changes, for those feeling confident enough, could include adding or removing mouldings, replacing Upcycled 1960’s sideboard by Lucy Turner, £650, The solid doors with glazing, or fitting hanging rails Old Cinema, 020 8995 4166; www.theoldcinema.co.uk. or hooks. To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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Headboards A gorgeous new headboard will brighten up the most boring of bedrooms. For divan beds, pad an appropriately sized rectangle of MDF with a sheet of foam or wadding, sew a slip cover, then attach to the wall or the bed frame. Use a soft, tactile fabric (such as velvet or moleskin), that co-ordinates with everything else in the room, from bed linen to walls and window treatments. For an impromptu headboard, use a folding screen or a length of hemmed fabric hung from a baton above the bed. If your bed has an integral headboard, try placing a quilt or padded throw over it, or sew a rectangle of quilted fabric and tie it onto the framework. Curtains and blinds Nothing dates a room more than old-fashioned curtains so, if you like their fabric but not their style, check out whether it’s possible to replace either the header tape change deep gathers or goblets for more up-to-date, simple gathers or pencil pleats - or the hanging method itself: from hooks and rings to ties, tabs, clips or eyelets. Alternatively, you could add a twist to plain curtains by stitching a complementary border along the leading edge or across the bottom, or adding a trimming such as ribbon, ric rac or a row of buttons. If your curtain pole

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is out of date, try painting it, replacing the finials or substituting the whole thing with a more modern example. Blinds can be instantly improved either by adding an interesting trim along the bottom or a tiny but important detail swapping a cheap plastic pull for a good-looking one made from leather, glass, raffia, stone or rope. If you need to re-start from scratch, remember that inexpensive fabric makes sumptuouslooking curtains if used generously, and lined so that they hang properly.

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AUDITECHNIKCENTRE Tired of main dealer prices? Are you looking for alternative garage services at affordable prices? Audi Technik is a local independent full service and repair facility specialising in Audi, Volkswagen, Seat & Skoda. Based in Bishopbriggs, Audi Technik Centre is a garage you can trust were all makes and models are welcome. Owner William Connolly is a fully trained Audi master technician with over 20 years experience within the VW group of vehicles, so you can be confident that both you and your vehicle are in safe hands. They undertake all types of work, from servicing, replacing timing belts to full engine diagnostics with all service books stamped to validate warranties. Your car will also have its electronic management system checked and service interval light reset. Owner William tells us “We only use genuine parts and as a VW group specialist garage, we give all of our customers the highest quality service, regardless of whether you have an old or new vehicle”. Did you know that servicing and maintaining your car at Audi Technik Centre does not affect your

Your best alternative to the dealer manufacturer’s warranty? In October 2003, European Legislation came into force allowing motorists to use any garage of their choice to service their cars without invalidating the manufacturer’s warranty. This basically means you are free to benefit from the competitive pricing and individual service offered by your local independent garage. Fault Finding & Diagnosis: The garage have fault finding and diagnosis service which is dedicated to vehicles from the Volkswagen & Audi Group (VAG) range, using the latest diagnostics equipment including the VAS 5052, the official VW & Audi system to assist us in trouble shooting your problem. The VAS system is connected to VW Audi in Germany which gives them access to their vast technical resource library with everything from wiring diagrams to key codes. Choosing Audi Technik Centre gives you the reassurance and peace of mind that your car is professionally maintained by a qualified technician in a reliable independent garage at a competitive price. A new car sales division is now available on site selling a wide range of makes and models to suit everyone.

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NOW is the time to think about getting your home a spring makeover. Let GutterMaster remove the months of dirt and grime built up during our harshest winter for years resulting in your UPVC fitings looking dull and unsightly. Allow us to give you a no-obligation quote!

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Looking for incredible cuts, gorgeous colour, superb service and uncompromising standards in hairdressing? Julie Fell Mobile Hairdresser offers quality and delivers excellence. Julie is a highly trained professional mobile hairdresser covering Bearsden, Milngavie and surrounding areas. Julie has over 10 years experience and comes highly trained by Rita Rusk International, and has undertaken latest courses by Toni & Guy and Vidal Sassoon. She also has diplomas and specialises in advanced cutting and colouring techniques keeping up with the latest trends and fashions. Having previously owned a salon and guest house in Milngavie before moving to Spain for a few years, where she owned a successful International salon, she came back to the area and soon realised there was noone offering such a unique designer service on a mobile basis and started trading. In next to no time, she has acquired clients and numbers continue to grow as the public realise they can

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now receive a designer cut at competitive local prices, mostly at a time to suit themselves and all in the comfort of their home, cutting out those travelling and parking nightmares! Her hairdressing business has been focussed on the needs of her clients to create the best possible results and she will listen carefully and blend your needs with her in-depth knowledge. Julie tells us “As a Mobile Hairdresser I know the problems for many is just getting to the Salon in the first place; take mothers for example, many find it hard to get there with their kids - especially juggling all their social activities! Others might be temporarily incapacitated and require mobile services, as do those with a flexible / work-from-home lifestyle, thus saving time. The whole family could even save money by having their hair done together”. This is a unique mobile hairdressing service and is such a great choice.

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BEAUTY THE POWER OF PERFUME

With Christmas fast approaching, many of us are turning our attention to finding the perfect gift for that special person. The one thing that always seems to spring to mind is perfume. Whether it’s a designer fragrance, a classic scent or an old favourite, there’s something about it that delights women of all ages. It may seem that you can’t go wrong with perfume, but have you ever stopped to think about what makes it so special? We’ve all felt the impact that scent can have in our lives - a momentary waft of a familiar smell can instantly evoke memories of a certain person, time, place or stage of life. Our sense of smell is so compelling that it allows us to unlock forgotten moments stored away deep within our minds in an instant. Indeed, fragrance seems to have a magical ability to affect our mood - lifting our spirits, making us feel good about ourselves, as well as happy and contented. It also defines people - we remember their fragrance long after we’ve forgotten their clothes, or even their looks. This is why it’s so important to find a fragrance that you love, and to make it your own signature scent. There are thousands of perfumes on the market nowadays - fashion brands, designers and even

celebrities have their own fragrances on offer, and many smell very similar to the untrained nose. But, we all seem to instantly know what we like, and what we don’t. This is because scents are categorised according to ‘notes’ - characteristics that define overall similarities. And we all, knowingly or unknowingly, tend to be drawn to a particular ‘fragrance family’. Fresh - Scents described as ‘Fresh’ often contain a blend of ‘green’ notes that are evocative of things like spring-time, citrus fruits and freshly-cut grass. The overall scent is light, clean and refreshing. Floral - Encompassing a multitude of aromas taken from flowers, this family’s fragrance is totally floral. With inspiration drawn from the scent of a single bloom, or a vast bouquet, ‘Floral’ fragrances can contain notes of rose, lily of the valley, jasmine, cherry blossom, honey flower, violets and many more. These fragrances can be sweet or powdery.

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Of course, perfumes are incredibly personal and what one person loves, another one loathes. It’s a great feeling to find your signature fragrance. And once you discover what elements make it perfect for you, you can buy a range of scents within that family that are different variations on the one you love. This means that your favourite fragrance can be adapted for various occasions, seasons or even for day and night.

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GOLF TIP TEST YOUR FLEXIBILITY

Want more distance? Want more control? Want more enjoyment? Then see how flexible you really are and swing accordingly, Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold your arms out parallel to the ground at either side of you (fingers pointing East and West). Then, keeping your feet firmly on the ground, try and twist your upper body round as if you were taking a backswing. If you have your fingers pointing towards North and South now – great news, a full shoulder turn. If however, you are struggling to get into this position, then you need to be aware of only swinging the club back as far as your flexibility allows you to, ie where your shoulders have got to. Don’t ‘cheat yourself’ into thinking you’re more flexible

than you really are by just moving your arms and not turning your shoulders!! This exercise highlights how important flexibility is in the golf swing. A big, long swing with a lack of flexibility is one in which the arms have taken over and therefore results in inconsistent golf shots and poorer distance. For ways on how to master your golf swing to its maximum potential, please check out the deals below and give me a call to book yourself into The Glasgow Golf Academy today! For more tips and insightful information, sign up to my weekly email newsletter by emailing daryn.cochrane@foremostgolf.com By Daryn Cochrane, PGA Professional The Glasgow Golf Academy Tel: 07740 600 393

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MOTORS CHEVROLET CRUZE SW

Chevy has sold more than 1.3 million Cruzes worldwide - now they’ve added an estate model to the range.

but there are no current plans to introduce these to the UK yet.

What is it? This is the Cruze that dealers have been waiting for. Last year Chevy dealers received the much needed five-door hatch, but they have been unable to provide a competitive offering in the popular C-segment estate sector - until now. It’s practical with 1,478 litres of boot space with the seats down, and it also brings in a facelift for the Cruze range, new technology and the death knell for the Cruze four-door saloon - it’s been discontinued.

What’s the spec like? Just like the five-door hatchback, Chevrolet is generous with the list of standard equipment. The range kicks off at £15,375 for the 1.6-litre LS which comes with air con, MP3 connectivity and electric mirrors and prices top out at £19,785 for the 1.7-litre LTZ Nav model. This is very reasonably priced and boasts alloy wheels, climate control, sat nav, cruise control and rear parking sensors.

What’s under the bonnet? Quite simply the choice is limited to two petrols and a diesel. The petrols come in the flavour of a 128bhp 1.6 and a 139bhp 1.8. The majority of buyers will opt for the 128bhp 1.7-litre diesel as it’s the best all-rounder. We also tried a 1.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel at launch,

What’s it like to drive? When it comes to the test drive, we would advise customers to try different versions. Why? Petrol versions are soft, wallowy and aren’t involving to drive. However, the 1.7-litre diesel version thanks to more weight over the front wheels is far more pleasurable to drive. The six-speed auto (1.8-litre LT) is not the best.

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What do the press think of it? The Independent said: ‘Most parts of the world like it and buy it in big numbers. Now that the Station Wagon has arrived, more UK buyers can be expected to join in.’ Auto Express, however, concluded: ‘The Cruze SW makes plenty of sense as a family choice, thanks to its spacious, clever boot and refined, comfortable drive, but the Ford Focus estate is sharper and much more fun to drive.’

Price: Engine: Power: Max speed: 0-60mph: MPG Emissions:

£19,785 (as tested) 1.7 Litre, Diesel 128bhp, 124mph 10.4 s (comb’d): 62.8 119 g/km

What do we think of it? We’ve never been huge fans of the Cruze range, deeming it to be the Astra’s poorer cousin and not that attractive. But the SW changes that yes, a Focus may be more fun to drive, but few rivals match the SW’s package of attractive styling and great value for money. The Cruze is no longer a left-field choice.

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caused by bacteria from the mouth digesting sugar from food in your diet and producing acid. It’s the acid that starts to destroy the enamel of your teeth.

Good Oral Hygiene is essential to prevent dental problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. Dental plaque consists of bacteria and saliva present in the oral cavity. Within 24 hours it appears as a soft whitish deposit that forms on the surface of the teeth. Calculus sometimes referred to as tartar is hardened calcified plaque. It attaches firmly to the teeth and can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist who use special instruments.

To help prevent tooth decay you should eat a well balanced diet and limit the amount of sugary foods and drinks that you have. If you are at risk of dental decay or have a heavily restored mouth your dentist or hygienist may recommend that you use an alcohol free fluoride tooth paste such as Braun Oral B. We also recommend that a fluoride tooth paste is used. At Chartwell Dental Care we understand that it is important to specifically tailor and monitor each of our individual patient requirements. Our dentists and hygienists are only too happy to discuss these with you at your regular hygienist or examination appointments.

Gum disease means inflammation of the tissues that surround the teeth. Most cases of gum disease are plaque related. There are two types of gum disease: Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease. It causes the We are also fully aware that due to the pressure of a busy gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily. lifestyle it is not always possible to follow dental advice to Periodontitis occurs if gingivitis becomes worse and the letter and our team of dental professionals will offer progresses to destroy the surrounding tissue of the teeth ongoing support and assistance. such asforthe bone that thetoteeth in place. Offers are a limited period onlyholds and subject availability, while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply. if you would like to become a patient, please contact 0141 Tooth decay is when holes form in your teeth. This is 942 6523 or visit www.chartwelldental.com for more info.

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Are you surrounded, engulfed and swamped with huge quantities of fallen leaves? Whether they come from trees in your own garden or from a neighbour’s, the deluge of leaves that falls at this time of year is often enough to make even the most level headed, tree-loving gardener eye up a chainsaw. I still recall (with a good degree of fondness) my previous house; surrounded by trees, in the winter it was quite light, in summer it was dark because of the leaves on the trees, and in the autumn, it was under an almost impenetrable carpet of fallen leaves. So what can you do if your trees and those of neighbouring properties are currently covering your garden? Rather than letting them drive you to distraction, turn them in to gardeners’ gold: leafmould. If you are after a completely environmentally friendly and very effective soil conditioner or mulching material, leafmould is the answer. In environmental terms it’s great, as homemade leafmould doesn’t need transporting around the country as many materials do. Leafmould means wheelbarrow yards, not air miles!

If you have the space, make yourself a leafmould cage. Simply drive four treated softwood stakes into the ground, each stake marking out one corner of the ‘cage’. The stakes will need to be about 1.5m (5ft) long so that they can be driven in really well, to a depth of 12ft, leaving 3-4ft above ground. Then attach some galvanized chicken wire to the stakes to create the sides of the cage and cram the cage full of leaves - if they are moist, so much the better, however if not, add a watering can of water to the heap of leaves, pouring some in after each six inches or so of leaves. If you want to speed up the process you could add a leafmould activator (available from garden centres and some mail order catalogues and websites). Most deciduous leaves rot down well, with those from oak and beech trees being the best. But those which fall from fruit trees, garden shrubs and climbers and indeed most deciduous trees work well too. When you collect up the leaves, try to avoid including too many twigs or evergreen leaves as these take much longer to rot down than deciduous leaves.

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Tough, leathery leaves such as those from sycamore, horse chestnut and plane are also best avoided. Most of us collect leaves using a spring-tined rake and although this may not be the quickest method, it does allow you to avoid some materials more easily. A leaf sucker or a leaf blower will speed things up massively but will often mean you end up with more debris such as twigs and stones. f the leaves falling on your lawn are a wide-ranging assortment, then one of the best ways to deal with this is to use the lawn mower rather than a rake or special machine - just mow the lawn with the leaves on it. The collection bag on the mower will then be full of a brilliant mix of chopped leaves and even the slower-to-rot-down types will rot speedily as they have been chopped up quite finely. Mixed with the lush, high-nitrogen grass clippings, the whole process is sped up. If space, time or money are short then you can also make leafmould in a bin liner or bin bag. Choose a good quality bin liner and cram it full of leaves, again adding water and/or activator if you wish. Then stab a few holes in the bag with a garden fork, loosely fold over the top of the bag and weigh it down with a brick. Bin liners full of leaves are certainly not an attractive feature, but can be

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hidden anywhere that you have the space, such as the shed, garage or greenhouse. Whichever method you use, you should have a useable product in 12-18 months, but leave it a bit longer and it will be even better. Leafmould will help to improve the moisture-retaining capacity of a light, sandy soil and help to reduce the aeration and drainage of a heavy clay soil. It also makes wonderful mulch that can be used on flower beds and borders, the vegetable plot, around trees and shrubs and around all your fruit as well. It’s not often you get something for nothing, is it? So take advantage of all those leaves while you can. By Pippa Greenwood

Visit Pippa’s website www.pippagreenwood.com for some great gift ideas and items for your garden including: signed copies of Pippa’s books, hand-made terracotta herb planters and wall plaques, cloches, pop-up plant cloches, raised bed kits, ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’ Gift Cards, heated propagators, Nemaslug and other natural pest controls and lots more. You can also sign up for Pippa’s newsletter and receive a free ebook on organic gardening.

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TECH GUIDE ONES TO WATCH With very few exceptions - major sporting events, the X Factor and so on - the days when we all watched the same programmes at the same time are long gone: increasingly TV is something we record and watch later on. But what happens if you forget to record something, or something went wrong with the recording? Don’t despair, because it’s never been easier to turn back time. We’re talking, of course, about catch-up TV: the sites and services that enable you to watch programmes that have already been broadcast. The bestknown service is the BBC’s excellent iPlayer (www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer), which you can use to ensure you never miss an episode of Newsnight or EastEnders, and which is available not just for computers but for games consoles too. There’s also an app to watch iPlayer programmes on an iPhone or iPad. One of the great things about iPlayer is that it doesn’t just cover BBC One: there’s also the entertainment channel BBC 3, the arts channel BBC 4 and the children’s channels cBBC and cBeebies - which is really handy if the only thing that’ll calm the kids is a quick blast of In The Night Garden. Programmes are usually available immediately after broadcast, and they remain online for a week. The BBC isn’t the only major broadcaster offering c a t c h - u p T V. I T V h a s t h e I T V p l a y e r (www.itv.com/itvplayer), Channel 4 has 4oD (www.channel4.com/programmes/4oD) and Channel F i v e h a s D e m a n d F i v e (www.channel5.com/demand5). Like the BBC’s iPlayer they enable you to watch the last week of programming and they’re also available as apps for mobile phones and tablets, although unlike BBC iPlayer they include advertising as well as programming. For an easy way to search across all the broadcasters’ catch-up services, check out www.timefortelly.co.uk,

a search engine for British catch-up TV. Sky’s catch-up services are subscriber-only: if you’re a Sky customer you can access Sky Go at go.sky.com. Catching up via computers, phones or tablets is very handy, but what about using your TV? If you’re with Virgin Media or Sky you can access catch-up TV via your cable or satellite box, although you need a specific kind of box: with Virgin you need a Virgin Media TiVo, which gives you the BBC iPlayer, 4oD and ITV’s Net Player, and with Sky you need a broadband-connected Sky+ box to access its Sky Anytime+ service. It’s a similar story with BT Vision: customers with a Vision+ box can access catch-up TV as part of their package. Freeview can do catch-up TV too: most Freeview HD TVs are Smart TVs, which means they can access BBC’s iPlayer if they’re connected to the internet, and many Freeview+ HD recorders can do the same. If you don’t have the hardware, however, you might want to buy something newer and more interesting: the new digital TV service YouView (www.youview.com) offers all the broadcasters, not just the BBC. For example, the Humax DTR-T1000 digital TV recorder gives you Freeview+ HD and YouView for a subscription-free of £279.95. Its 500GB hard disk gives you up to 300 hours of recording time. YouView’s on-demand and catch-up services make it one to watch, but if you’re considering it, it’s important to ensure your internet service is up to the job: YouView uses your internet connection to download programmes, so make sure your ISP account doesn’t have a small monthly data transfer limit.

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BOOKS BLAST FROM THE PAST The clocks are going back and it’s time to turn thrifty. Let’s go back to the past and rediscover retro. We’ve selected some of the craftiest craft books that will have you feeling all warm and nostalgic in no time. With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s perfect timing. Remember: homemade gifts are for life, not just for Christmas.

Make Do and Mend: Keeping Family and Home Afloat on War Rations Publisher: Michael O’Mara Duck the double-dip recession and take a leaf out of this reproduction 1940s instruction manual. If you’re planning a trip to Primark, think again; there may be some lost treasure in your wardrobe that can be transformed. This book is a lovely stroll down memory lane, with design ideas and simple instructions on making do with the homemade. You’ll certainly give more careful consideration to what pattern curtains you buy in the future.

Kirstie’s Vintage Home Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton When does shabby become chic? Kirstie Allsopp knows. As we continue to embrace vintage pieces, she’s helping us to find inspiration in fabric, crafts and techniques. With tips and hints on how to find, restore and rejuvenate furniture and everyday objects, you’ll have everything you need to make sure you end up with a piece to treasure. The buzz-word of the day is ‘upcycling’, and we’re not talking the Tour de France.

The Complete Book of Retro Crafts: Collecting, Displaying & Making Crafts of the Past - By Suzie Millions Publisher: Lark This book is like eating a FAB lolly while bouncing on a space hopper in a puffball skirt. It’s so retro it should be illegal. There are 40 projects with hints and tips on collecting and creating, ‘junking’ and hunting. Every charity shop and flea market will become a veritable treasure-trove. If quirky and old-school is your thing, then this book’s for you.

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