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recently had the opportunity to watch ‘The Greatest Showman’ movie and what can I say? AMAZING! In fact, I've watched it more than once, it really is that good! So this month I decided to talk about the Greatest Showman and share with you a sure modern classic in the making! Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The film opens with Phineas Taylor "P.T." Barnum joining his circus troupe in a song, playing to an enthusiastic crowd as he and his performers put on a dazzling show. The scene then cuts to Barnum as a young boy in the 1800's, working with his tailor father. They arrive at the home of Mr Hallett and his daughter Charity. P.T. makes Charity laugh and spit out her tea, which leads to her father smacking him across the face and forbidding him from going near her. Regardless, P.T. and Charity spend time together and develop a friendship, even as Charity is forced to go to a finishing school. They write letters to each other and eventually reunite as adults, where Barnum proposes to Charity. Barnum works for a trading company until his boss tells everyone that they are shutting the company down due to bankruptcy after their trading vessels have sunk to the bottom of the ocean.

i everyone!..It’s April! Hopefully we can look forward to some sunshine as all this wet and cold weather has kept me indoors for what seems like forever!

Barnum goes home to Charity and their daughters. He brings home a spinning lamp, or "wishing machine" for Caroline's birthday. Charity and the girls all make wishes, and Barnum hatches an idea. Barnum goes to the bank for a $10,000 loan and uses the deed to the (sunken) trading vessels as collateral. With the money, he opens up a museum filled with stuffed animals and wax figures, because he thinks people are fascinated with things like that. The museum fails to attract business, and most people reject the idea. Barnum then goes around town searching for unique individuals. Among them are a dwarf named Charles, a bearded woman named Lettie Lutz, an obese man called Lord of Leeds, a hair-covered man referred to as Dog Boy, and an 8-foot tall man. Although they are viewed as freaks, Barnum manages to get them all to put on a number of shows that win over crowds. One who remains unimpressed is critic James Gordon Bennett. Despite his lack of interest in Barnum's show, Bennett inspires him to rename his show as "P.T. Barnum's Circus". The circus starts to bring in profits, leading Barnum to move his family into a beautiful house, one they entered as children, as well as being able to put Caroline in a ballet school. However, she becomes discouraged when the other girls mock her for being part of a circus family.

Barnum later meets a playwright named Phillip Carlyle. He approaches Philip with the opportunity to join his circus, and Phillip agrees on the condition that he get 10% of the profits. They're is invited to England to meet Queen Victoria. Later, Barnum and Phillip meet noted opera singer Jenny Lind, and they invite her to perform for the show so that she may become known worldwide. Jenny joins the show back in the States. She performs before a large crowd that includes Phillip's parents, as well as Charity's. The crowd loves her, and Barnum even spots Bennett in the audience appearing to enjoy her. Phillip finds himself falling for the show's trapeze artist Anne Wheeler. After Jenny's performance, Barnum and the others gather with a party, but when the rest of them want to join the party, Barnum turns them away. Although sad at first, they decide not to let this get them down, as they decide to embrace who they are, regardless of how they are viewed. Phillip tries to introduce Anne to his parents, but they disapprove of her because of her race. She leaves upset, and Phillip tells his parents off for how they spoke to Anne. He goes to find her, and they express their mutual feelings for one another. Barnum goes on tour with Jenny, leaving Phillip as the ringmaster with the show.

Protesters continuously gather outside to harass them for their physical differences. While celebrating their success so far, Jenny appears to develop an attraction to Barnum, but he remains faithful to Charity. Jenny gets upset and threatens to quit, but Barnum has her finish the tour. After one performance, the press snaps a photo of Jenny kissing Barnum before she ultimately quits. Phillip confronts the protesters, but they refuse to leave. When they threaten him and the others, Anne's brother throws the first punch, leading to an all-out brawl between them and the protesters. One of the protesters grabs a lantern and throws it at a wall, setting the theatre on fire. Barnum returns home from his tour and greets his family when he overhears about the fire. He runs toward it just as the flames consume the whole building. Phillip runs inside to find Anne, but she is already coming out with W.D. Barnum runs in for Phillip, just as the building collapses. His daughters cry, thinking him dead, until he emerges with an unconscious Phillip. He is taken to the hospital. Barnum just sits outside the remains of the theatre. Bennett goes to join him, then shows Barnum the newspaper, which shows Jenny kissing him and her announcement of quitting. Barnum rushes home to Charity, only to find that she's packed her bags because the bank is evicting them, but she is also unhappy over seeing the paper, despite Barnum trying to explain himself. Barnum goes to drink at a bar. The entire troupe finds him and confronts him. Lettie tells Barnum that while he may not have always done the right thing, he saw them all as more than freaks and gave them a real family and home. Barnum is encouraged to pick himself up and help get the troupe back to performing. He then runs to Charity's childhood home where the girls tell him that she's at the beach. Barnum goes to apologize to her for being obsessed with chasing fame, and she says all she wanted was the man she fell in love with. Phillip, who has recovered, offers to provide his shares from profits to restart the circus. Although Barnum hesitates, Phillip is adamant in being his partner with 50% of shares. Barnum restarts the show in a tent with circus animals and the rest of the troupe. Audiences turn out in droves. Barnum then decides to hand over the job of ringmaster to Phillip so that he can go and watch his girls grow up. Phillip finishes the show and kisses Anne, while Barnum rides an elephant to meet Charity and the girls. Over all the movie was AMAZING! It really is a ‘feel good’ movie for all the family to enjoy! Lots of love...

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he people of Great Britain are always big fans on our chocolate treats, and nipping to your office vending machine for a sweet fix or treating yourself to a choc treat at the petrol station has always been a popular way to take a break from reality. So what are the most popular choice of chocolate treats in the UK?

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adbury’s have classed themselves as Britain’s Chocolate for some time now, but in most recent years have been found to have strong competition from Nestle and Galaxy. In a recent poll, Galaxy Ripple was chosen as Britain’s favourite, followed by Yorkie bars and Dairy Milk Caramel, just slinking its way into 3rd place. Here’s the countdown of a nations favourites.

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Bonjour my human friends and welcome to April! This month I’d like to share with you some comical reasons why as social animals, we four-legged companions act the way we do! If your convinced that we really love you humans, then you aren't that far off base! We carry our things around to make sure we can maintain our ownership.


s social animals, just about all dogs lick to show affection, so the idea that your handsome pooch planted one on you because he really loves you is really quiet right.

In a lot of cases, though, licking happens for more instinctive reasons. It is a way for your four-legged companion to show that he is submissive to another dominant animal (you). Dogs also enjoy licking as a selfsoothing behaviour, much like little kids will suck their thumbs when they’re upset. Although most dogs use it to groom to some extent, certain breeds are more obsessive about licking than others. A good lick also can be your dog’s way of trying to get your attention and spend time with it. For puppies, licking has a special purpose. They like to do it when they are hungry, because for them, it is a way to ask their mother for food. If your dog is fully grown, he might be compulsively licking simply because he honestly likes the way you taste, as many dogs love how salty the skin is. If this is the case for your pooch, you might notice that the licking peaks when you’ve hit the gym or during other times where you’re sweating more. Here’s 4 more reasons that we fourlegged friends do the things we do! 1. Sitting On Your Feet


his behaviour isn’t usually so problematic unless your dog does it when you’d like to be moving or is a bigger breed! Most dog owners see it as a sign of affection.

Exactly why dogs want to keep possession of something is a little more complex, however. It sometimes has to do with the fact that a particular item is comforting, which usually relates to familiarity or an enjoyable texture, According to experts, though, sitting on your humans feet isn’t just a sign of adoration. It’s primarily a way to send a message to other animals that you belong to your dog and are spoken for! It does this not only by the physical proximity, but also by transferring his scent to you. With your four-legged pooch seeing you as his, foot sitting can also be a way to protect you, as anybody else who wants to get to you has to deal with him first! For some dogs, foot sitting isn’t so much about marking or protecting you as it is the dog lacking confidence. By getting right on top of you, your dog is trying to assert a little control, hoping you won’t leave it. Your warmth and scent are also a bit of a security blanket, and your pooch might learn that you’ll pay attention and offer petting or other rewards when he’s super close. Simply spending more time with your four-legged best friend sometimes helps when this is the case!

taste or scent. It’s a lot like a toddler dragging around their security blanket. Some items get dragged around because they’re the most entertaining thing your pooch has at the moment. Then there’s the fact that dogs act on their hierarchy instincts. If your pooch carries items around only to drop them at your feet, it can mean that your four-legged friend is recognising your position as the alpha. So when your furry friend presents you with “gifts” it maybe not so much to please you, but rather to show you that they know you get first offer. Of course there might be items that dogs are honestly proud to have, too, in which case they carry them around much like trophies to show them off!

2. Carrying Things Around

3. Going To New Places



ne of the most basic reasons we four-legged friends carry things around is to protect the items! We pooch’s think that, if we leave the items alone, then more than likely, another more dominant dog may come and find our stuff and steal it!

or starters, new environments present both mental and physical stimulation for your pooch. Sure, your pooch might love that one area of the park you always go to, but it’ll be a whole lot happier if you switch where you take them once in a while.

Each new path gives your pooch new things to see and smell and figure out, and just as hiking is different than walking on a treadmill, different routes push your dog’s body to develop better strength, endurance and balance. As with many other dog behaviours, trying out new routes also connects to your pet’s natural instinct to move around. In the wild, dogs have nothing given to them, including food and shelter. Subsequently, they constantly are migrating to new locations in order to find what they need to survive. In fact, it’s not at all unusual for them to travel several miles a day between hunting, playing and exploring. Even though going to new places can fit your dog’s instincts and keep it stimulated, be aware that new places can have hidden dangers, such as toxic plants, wild animals or other aggressive dogs. Scout out the places you’d like to visit before you take your fourlegged friend along to keep it safe. 4. Following Your Rules


hen dogs roam wild in the wilderness, the more dominant dogs rise to the top of the pack, with the alpha dog acting as the main leader. Alphas take a brilliant ‘I-won’t-yell-for-your-attention’ strategy, commanding submissiveness with cool, calm leadership. This is reassuring to the rest of the pack, which has very clear direction and sees the alpha as strong and confident. In your home, you are the alpha, and your pooch will look to you to see what is acceptable. Fail to do this and your dog might get upset or anxious, unsure of the role it needs to take. So. It is your responsibility to respond not with harshness, but with firm, consistently enforced discipline. This treatment keeps your dog’s behaviour in line not because they are afraid of you, but because you don’t give it any tension, anxiety or anger to feed off. Most poor behaviours dogs exhibit are simply a response to stress and confusion. In this sense, good obedience training and the establishment of order is as much about keeping your dog happy as it is protecting them, you, other people and your stuff. Essential rules to teach are to sit/lie down/stay, leave/drop objects, come, and, of course, to go to the toilet where they’ve been trained to do it. Structure wins every time!

Carrick Veterinary Group has recently relocated its Chesterfield branch to Holywell House (just off the donut roundabout). The new surgery is situated in a Grade II listed building, with private parking available and state-of-the-art facilities to help us care for your pet. As part of this exciting move, we are running a selection of discounts to both new and existing clients: The Healthy Pet Club – join our HPC scheme for a monthly fee, and receive exclusive benefits including vaccinations, worming and flea treatments throughout the year, a comprehensive six month health check every year, and great discounts with 10% off food, medication and other services and products. 10% Off Voucher– please bring the voucher below with you, and present it to reception to redeem your discount. Terms and conditions will apply. Recommend A Friend Scheme – ask at reception for further information on this scheme. If you recommend a friend who then visits us for an appointment, you will receive a £10 discount towards your pet’s next visit. Gold Card Scheme – we are offering discounted rates for people who must hold a valid Gold Card from Derbyshire County Council, and present it at the time of payment to qualify for 15% off treatment, during Monday - Friday.

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hope that you humans are gaining a greater understanding of what life is like on all fours (so to speak) and until next month, chillax and live the life of a Joey! LOL!!! WHOOF!

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ello again my lovelies, here we are in April, Spring is here, the bulbs are out in the garden and the trees are waiting to burst into leaf. Life is good again.


hope you have all celebrated Easter and all you gorgeous kids loved your Easter eggs. My grandkids never have too many and seem to manage just fine no matter how many eggs they are bought. My granddaughter Millie loves to go shopping just after Easter and buy up all the reduced Easter eggs, she’s like me, always loves a bargain! Funny isn't it how finding something you like, then realising it's also reduced is such fun! What a great feeling ! So what has been happening in the world of lately? I was upset to hear that Ken Dodd had died, he really was a true showman and was performing right up to the end of December. I think most of us will always remember him, he’s probably the last of our very own entertainers and ninety is a grand old age. He lived life to the full and will always be remembered as a really funny and happy man who just loved entertaining us all. God bless Ken another one of the great showmen gone.

I must say, I’d never heard of this lovelies and the atmosphere is evidently very mellow and relaxed with likewise music to enable you to try tasting a few of the many Gins on offer and generally getting the opportunity to enjoy Gin from all over the world. My lovely daughter in law Emily and I are both partial to a nice G&T and we discovered the berry gins a while a go. There’s also lots of different mixers to try with them but we both like the Elderflower tonic to mix with ours. Whilst I was researching all this info on Gin I came across a recipe for Prosecco cocktails, this can made with either Gin or Vodka. So my lovelies here's the cocktail mix for the gin version: One part Elderflower cordial One part lemon juice One part Gin

So lovelies what else is happening this month?

Place into a cocktail shaker with lots of ice and shake Pour into a tall glass and top up with Prosecco. Add a twist of lemon and a couple of mint leaves Goodness lovelies I'll be sampling one of those this weekend!

Well to my joy, I discovered that on the 19th April we have a Gin Festival. This is held at Manchester Cathedral, where there are no less than 120 different Gins on offer.

There are many events this April here are just a few The London marathon Stratford Literary festival Bath comedy festival Harrogate flower show Tour de Yorkshire (cycle race)


Lemon Victoria Sponge with vanilla buttercream and Lemon curd

You will need: 220 gm butter softened 200gm. Caster sugar 4 medium eggs 1 tsp. Vanilla extract Zest of one lemon Quarter of a tsp of baking powder 220 gm. Self raising flour

Method: Preheat your oven to 180/160 fan Line two loose bottomed cake tins Cream together the butter and sugar Add the eggs and flour alternating till you have a nice creamy mixture Add lemon zest,vanilla essence and baking powder Divide your mixture between the two cake tins and bake for about 25/30 mins until springy when touched Remove from oven and leave to cool in the tins Whilst your cakes are baking make the buttercream

You will need

90 gm soft butter 180 gm icing sugar One tsp vanilla extract Mix ingredients together until you have a lovely buttercream Once the cakes have cooled completely, turn them upside down Put your buttercream on one half and use about 4 tbsp lemon curd on the other. Sandwich the two cakes together,and sprinkle with icing sugar to server This is a lovely tangy cake and the kids love it.


pril also brings one of my favourite yearly races. The one I always look forward to is of course The Grand National, It's the only one I ever have a bet on. I love to study the form of all the horses then decide which to place my bet on. Sometimes I'm lucky sometimes not but I love to watch the actual race because really with all those fences it's anybody's race, that's why it's so much fun watching it. The birthstones for April are Diamond, Opal and Sapphire and all have different meanings. The Diamond is supposed to be the symbol of eternal love and great courage, whilst the Opal is said to indicate empathy, improve communication and hope, and the Sapphire is said to keep the wearer safe from harm. It's also a stone of wisdom and royalty and divine powers.

I wasn't sure about it until I had a couple of lessons then I realised that I actually loved doing it. Not only is it really good fun, but it's so good for you. The lessons are for just over an hour and you never stop moving all that time. So you are using lots of muscles that you usually don't use on a day to day basis. At first I was a bit self conscious as I had to learn an awful lot, as there are lots of different dances to lots of different songs, but once you start getting the hang of it it's really good fun! I think I am the oldest in the class, but that doesn't bother me as they are a really great bunch of people. Now I just need to find somewhere over here that does line dancing. My saying for this month is:

Goodness lovelies they all have fabulous qualities. so if you are lucky enough to have a birthday in April maybe you should get one or all these stones.


ell lovelies let me tell you all about my new hobbies. I started doing line dancing whilst I was in Tenerife earlier this year.

On that positive note I will leave you until next month. Goodness knows what I'll be up to by then. so watch this space! Much love and God Bless





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How to play: The numbers 1 through 9 will appear once only in each row, column, and 3x3 zone. There are 9 such zones in each sudoku grid. There is only one correct solution to each sudoku. Good luck!

Down 1. Bush (5) 2. Indignation (7) 3. Encounters (5) 4. Improved (6) 5. Crevice (7) 6. Jumped (5) 7. Thin (7) 12. Kind of syrup (7) 13. Despots (7) 15. Cure-all (7) 16. Assisted (6) 18. Play (5) 19. Planet (5) 20. Happening (5)

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Across 1. Tempest (5) 4. Perplexes (7) 8. Fall back (7) 9. Portion (5) 10. Boasts (5) 11. Compared (7) 12. Pact (6) 14. Pique (6)

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