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elcome to the June 2014 Shoppers Guide magazine. With the sunshine here it’s a great time to sit out and enjoy the garden with a cup of tea, whilst reading your favourite free monthly magazine!

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Old Fashioned Sayings and their Actual Meaning... As Happy as Larry

Raining Cats and Dogs

Three sheets to the wind

But who was Larry? There are two commonly espoused contenders. One is the Australian boxer Larry Foley (1847 - 1917). Foley was a successful pugilist who never lost a fight. He retired at 32 and collected a purse of ÂŁ1,000 for his final fight. So, we can expect that he was known to be happy with his lot in the 1870s - just when the phrase is first cited.

When houses used to have thatched roofs piled high with no wood underneath, the only place that the animals could get warm was of course, in the nice thick straw of the roof. So all the cats, dogs and other small animals (mice & bugs) lived in the roof. Then when it rained the straw would become slippery and the animals would slip and fall off the roof, giving the appearance to those who had the luxury of windows to look out of, "It's raining cats and dogs!"

In regard to "three sheets to the wind", most people know it means to be drunk. Many people know it has something to do with sailing vessels, but they believe it means the sailors are so drunk the sails are flapping in the breeze. That is sort if true, but on sailing vessels the "sheets" are not the sails. Sheets are the lines that control the set of the sails.

Proud as Punch Believed to come from the English Punch and Judy show that was popular at all seaside resorts. The character Punch was a proud fellow who would never admit to being wrong. This puppet character was in fact a bully with total disrespect for the Law and family values. He often threw the baby out of the pram.

Bold as Brass When one is so bold they can be compared to brass. Term also implies great confidence / courage.

Kicking the Bucket (French origin) When slaughtering a pig you tied its back legs to a wooden beam (in French buquet). As the animal died it kicked the buquet.

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Knock on wood In Celtic time’s people believed that benevolent spirits lived in trees. When in trouble people knocked on the tree and asked the spirits for help. It is also believed that the saying came from the fear of mischievous spirits who lived in the forest. If they heard you making plans, the spirits or fairies would go about spoiling your ideas. Thus you knocked on wood to drown out what you were saying and the fairies couldn't then hear your plans above the knocking.

Get the Sack This comes from the days when workmen carried their tools in sacks. If your employer gave you the sack it was time to collect your tools and go.

"Three sheets to the wind" probably means the sailors are too drunk to tighten up the lines that control the sails.

Beat about the Bush When hunting birds some people would beat about the bush to drive them out into the open. Other people would than catch the birds. 'I won't beat about the bush' came to mean 'I will go straight to the point without any delay'.

Bee Line In the past people believed that bees flew in a straight line to their hive. So if you made a bee line for something you went straight for it.

Bite the Bullet This old saying means to grin and bear a painful situation. It comes from the days before anaesthetics. A soldier about to undergo an operation was given a bullet to bite. 19/05/2014 10:41


Flash in a Pan

Ring True, Ring of Truth

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Muskets had a priming pan, which was filled with gunpowder. When flint hit steel it ignited the powder in the pan, which in turn ignited the main charge of gunpowder and fired the musket ball. However sometimes the powder in the pan failed to light the main charge. In that case you had a flash in the pan.

In the past coins were actually made of gold, silver or other metals. Their value depended on the amount of gold or silver they contained. Some people would make counterfeit coins by mixing gold or silver with a cheaper metal. However you could check if a coin was genuine by dropping it. If it was made of the proper metal it would 'ring true' or have the 'ring of truth'.

This means to have no choice at all. In the 16th century and the early 17th century if you went on a journey you could hire a horse to take you from one town to another and travel using a relay of horses. (That was better than wearing out your own horse on a long journey over very poor roads). In the early 1600s Thomas Hobson was a man in Cambridge who hired out horses. However he would not let customers choose which horse they wanted to ride. Instead they had to ride whichever horse was nearest the stable entrance. So if you hired a horse from him you were given 'Hobson's choice'.

From the Horses Mouth You can tell a horse’s age by examining its teeth. A horse dealer may lie to you but you can always find out the truth 'from the horse’s mouth'.

Rub Salt into the Wound

Mad as a Hatter

Rule of Thumb

This phrase comes from the fact that in the 18th and 19th centuries hat makers treated hats with mercury. Inhaling mercury vapour could cause mental illness.

This comes from the days when brewers estimated the temperature of a brew by dipping their thumb in it.

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By law a Roman soldier could force anybody to carry his equipment 1 mile. In Matthew 5:41 Jesus told his followers 'if somebody forces you to go 1 mile go 2 miles with him'.

In the 16th and 17th century it was common to give your wife or daughter a small amount of money for her pins and other necessary things.

Pot Luck In the past all kinds of food went into a big pot for cooking. If you sat down to a meal with a family you often had to take 'pot luck' and could never be quite sure what you would be served.

Read the Riot Act Following a law of 1715 if a rowdy group of 12 or more people gathered, a magistrate would read an official statement ordering them to disperse. Anyone who did not, after one hour, could be arrested and punished.

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This is derived from the days when salt was rubbed into wounds as an antiseptic.

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Go to Pot Any farm animal that had outlived its usefulness such as a hen that no longer laid eggs would literally go to pot. It was cooked and eaten.

Golly, Gosh In the past it wasn't polite to use the exclamation 'God!' Instead people said Golly! or Gosh! Sometimes they said 'heck' instead of Hell.

Know the Ropes On a sailing ship it was essential to know the ropes.

Knuckle Under Once knuckle meant any joint, including the knee. To knuckle under meant to kneel in submission.

By Hook or by Crook This old saying probably comes from a medieval law which stated that peasants could use branches of trees for fire wood if they could reach them with their shepherds crook or their billhook.

Humble Pie The expression to eat humble pie was once to eat umble pie. The umbles were the intestines or less appetising parts of an animal and servants and other lower class people ate them. So if a deer was killed the rich ate venison and those of low status ate umble pie. In time it became corrupted to eat humble pie and came to mean to debase yourself or act with humility.

Let the Cat out of the Bag This old saying is probably derived from the days when people who sold piglets in bags sometimes put a cat in the bag instead. If you let the cat out of the bag you exposed the trick.

Start from Scratch This phrase comes from the days when a line was scratched in the ground for a race. The racers would start from the scratch.

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World Cup Madness! Its unavoidable this June! It’s the FIFA World Cup and to keep you in the frame. Here are the June fixtures. England fans can find our national team in Group D with our matches being played as follows:

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Friday 13th June

Mexico v Cameroon 17:00 Spain v Netherlands 20:00 Chile v Australia 23:00

Saturday 14th June

Colombia v Greece 17:00 Uruguay v Costa Rica 20:00 England v Italy 23:00

Sunday 15th June Ivory Coast v Japan 02:00 Switzerland v Ecuador 17:00 France v Honduras 20:00 Argentina v Bosnia-Her 23:00

Monday 16th June

Iran v Nigeria 20:00 Germany v Portugal 17:00 Ghana v USA 23:00

Tuesday 17th June

Brazil v Mexico 20:00 Belgium v Algeria 17:00 Russia v South Korea 23:00

Italy v Costa Rica 17:00 Switzerland v France 20:00 Honduras v Ecuador 23:00

Saturday 21st June

Argentina v Iran 17:00 Nigeria v Bosnia-Her 23:00 Germany v Ghana 20:00

Sunday 22nd June

USA v Portugal 23:00 Belgium v Russia 17:00 South Korea v Algeria 20:00

Monday 23rd June

Cameroon v Brazil 21:00 Croatia v Mexico 21:00 Australia v Spain 17:00 Netherlands v Chile 17:00

Tuesday 24th June

Greece v Ivory Coast 21:00 Japan v Columbia 21:00 Costa Rica v England 17:00 Italy v Uruguay 17:00

Wednesday 25th June

Ecuador v France 21:00 Honduras v Switzerland 21:00 Bosnia-Her v Iran 17:00 Cameroon v Croatia 23:00 Australia v Netherlands 17:00 Nigeria v Argentina 17:00 Spain v Chile 20:00 Thursday 26th June

Wednesday 18th June

Portugal v Ghana 17:00 Columbia v Ivory Coast 17:00 USA v Germany 17:00 Algeria v Russia 21:00 Japan v Greece 23:00 South Korea v Belgium 21:00 Uruguay v England 20:00

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Winners of Group F Runners-up of Group E Tuesday 1st July 17:00

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World Cup Winners: 1930 Uruguay 4-2 Argentina 1934 Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia 1938 Italy 4-2 Hungary 1950 Uruguay 2-1 Brazil 1954 West Germany 3-2 Hungary 1958 Brazil 5-2 Sweden 1962 Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia 1666 England 4-2 West Germany 1970 Brazil 4-1 Italy

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ell hello there my lovelies, here we are in June, that’s half way through the year. Goodness how time flies. At least we are having better weather and the long range forecast is looking good...

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ell lovelies, at last our extension is finished. It’s been a long hard slog to get to the end, but it is looking fabulous. We have had so many problems along the way and sometimes it seemed that we were not going to be able to sort things out, but somehow we did it and the end result is great! But, ask me if I would do it again and I would say “No Way!” It has taken it out of us far more than we all expected and we are all very shattered! So lovelies, think long and hard before you commit yourself to almost a year of stress! I could write a book on how to deal with Building Contractors and their workforce... Who knows maybe I will one day?

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The thing I am looking forward to the most is getting all of my personal things out of storage, they have been in there for almost 15 months and I have missed having all my special things around me. I think as we all get older we love to have our things to hand and I am looking forward to seeing all of my clutter again! It will be very exciting for the grandchildren to help me unpack. What’s lovely is that my lovely son Jason and his dear wife Emily have sold a lot of their own stuff to make room for mine, which I really do appreciate. But that’s family!

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ell lovelies, all you men will be watching The World Cup this month. I know my Jason and Solomon will be watching England with their footie shirts on! They'll be dreaming of winning the World Cup and talking about 1966 - They weren't even born then! But to be honest football does not interest me in the slightest, so that is one thing I will not be watching! But then again it would not do for us all to like the same things. Now Tennis especially Wimbledon is for me well worth watching, so I will be cheering on Andy Murrey hopefully to his second Wimbledon Title. I was so proud of him last year, let’s hope he can do the same this year.

’ve had a great response to my ‘secrets to happiness’ over the past couple of editions so I have included a couple more in this edition. The first one is

‘never be envious of other people’ It is a very negative to envy what other people have, we are all given the same opportunities and it is up to us as individuals to set out to achieve our own dreams and hopes. It’s amazing what you can achieve once you set your mind on it. So if you have a dream go for it and hold it dearly.

Thinking of Wimbledon and Summer I have chosen something fitting this month...

Nana’s Naughty Strawberry Cake You will need: 225gm self raising flou r One and a half teaspo ons Baking Powder 225gms Caster Sugar 2 large Eggs 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract 150gms melted Butter 350gms strawberries sliced 25gms Flaked Almond s Preheat your oven to 160 or 140 fan oven

Method: Grease a loose bottom ed deep flan tin and line it with baking parchment. Measure the Flour, bak ing powder and sugar into a bowl. In a separate bowl bea t your eggs and vanilla extract together, then stir them into your dry ingredien ts along with your melted butter. Stir until well mixed, the n spread half the mixture into your prepar ed tin. Arrange the Strawberries on top and then spread the remain ing mixture over the top of the Strawber ries. Sprinkle with Almonds Bake in your prepared oven for about one and a half hours or until the cake is brown and has shrunk away from the sides of the tin. Allow to cool for around 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rac k and peel off the baking parchment. You can serve this wa rm with fresh cream, or if you want to be really naughty use clotted cre am and extra strawberries! Eat a slice with a nice cup of fresh Earl Grey on the side... Enjoy!!!

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Everything is worth a try and remember if at first you don’t succeed try again! My second secret is ‘Make sure you make

the most of every day’

That particular day will never come back and what you do on that particular day may have a massive impact on how your future turns out. So don’t look back on what you cannot change or what has happened to you in the past with negativity, for from every situation, good or bad, there are lessons to be learned. Remember you can change the future, it’s up to you to make it happen by learning from the past!

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will of course be popping off to the sunshine sometime this month for a couple of weeks rest and peace. June has very special memories for me. My late Mum and Dad bless them, were married on the 1st of June and were they still here, would be celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary this year. They were married in 1940, just before my Dad went off to war, and they had a long and very happy life together. My late husband Peter was also born on the 1st June, so God Bless to all of them. I plan to return from my holiday with a spring in my step and a smile on my face to greet each new day!

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ell my lovelies we have the longest day to look forward to this month. Which means that the nights will be lighter so much later. I love sitting outside at night and enjoying a glass of chilled white wine in the lazy summer sunshine. It’s lovely to enjoy the daylight until almost 10 o'clock at night. There’s nothing quite like sitting out on a warm evening when all my lively grandchildren are fast asleep in their beds and the house is all quiet. I love the tranquillity of watching the sun set and watching the moon come rise. I think I am still an old romantic at heart and thank goodness for that! It’s good to be gladdened by the simplest of things! Well lovelies I think that is all for this month, I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you again next month and ask you all to kindly remember that you should always look on the bright side of life. We are all very lucky to be alive and well and therefore my saying for this month is:

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Finger Knitting Finger knitting is a great, productive way to spend your free time when you need something fun to do. When you're finished, you'll have a beautiful rope of ll a B yarn or wool that you can use for lots of different y il m by E things, such as key ring ropes, hair 1. Start by holding your left (or non-dominant) decorations, a belt, hand with your palm up. Hold the end piece of or even bag wool with your thumb. You will only be using your 4 handles. And it's so fingers for the actual knitting. simple the whole 2. Using your right hand, wrap the wool over your family can join in! pointer finger, back behind your middle finger, over your ring finger then behind your little finger. 3. Now wrap the wool back around your little finger, behind your ring finger, etc. You are basically making loops around each finger. 4. Move the wool up to your knuckles and repeat step 2. 5. Wrap the wool back around your fingers a second time. Now you have 2 rows of loops. Make sure to not wrap too tightly. 6. Now one finger at a time, pull the lower loop over the upper loop and then over the top of your finger. 7. Now you are left with just one row of loops. At this point you can let go of the end of the wool with your thumb. 8. Push down the upper row. It now becomes the lower row. Now repeat steps 4 - 8 over and over until the rope is as long as you want it to be. At first the wool on the back of your hand will look like a mess. Stretch it out gently as you go along. Quickly it will turn into a little rope or very thin scarf. If you want to change colours, cut the first wool, tie it to the end of a different wool, and keep on finger knitting. To finish the rope/scarft/etc: Cut the wool leaving an extra 5 or 6 inches to work with. Carefully pull the remaining single row of loops off of your fingers, run the end of the wool back through each of them, and tighten. This last step is very important. If you miss a loop the entire thing will probably unravel. I usually even go back and tie an extra knot just in case!

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TIPS •You can tighten the rope every few stitches by pulling on the end of the rope. •Thick and soft wool works best. •It is much better to do this all at the one time, or you might lose the rhythm and forget where you were. If you do take a break, slide a pencil through the loops where your fingers are to save your place. •Try to wrap the wool loosely around your fingers so it is easy to pull over. •Get creative! You can use your finger knitting to make just about anything. •If you want to make a thinner, faster strand, simply do the above method using three fingers, two, or even just one finger.

WARNINGS

•If you pull on the wool too tightly when it is on your fingers, it can cut off circulation. Remember to keep it loose. •If you suffer from repetitive stress injury, remember to take frequent breaks. •If you see loose loops in your rope, don't cut them. If the loop is close to your knuckles, just pull out the stitches back to the problem and redo that part.

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