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January 2012

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HEROES OF UPSELLING

GET TO ‘KNOW YOUR ONIONS’ WHEN IT COMES TO UPSELLING! Page 7

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WHAT A BAWBAG

THE STEPS TO EXCELLENCE DEN RETURNS Page 8-9

SCOTLAND’S WORST STORM FOR 10 YEARS, HURRICANE BAWBAG, HITS HARD, BUT ORCHID SOLDIERED ON! Page 6


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mysticmike ARIES

March 21 - April 19

This is the month to prove your action man/woman tag. Try jumping out of an aeroplane dressed as a Womble whilst playing the guitar. You are wasting your time working for Orchid as all Arians are pushy, opinionated, egomanionists and poor losers… seek election to parliament or your local Parish Council immediately. You rams apparently like sex, but with sheep???? Your ideal partner would be a Leo, say Michael Jackson, but you’d need to be a necrophiliac for that to work out.

TAURUS

April 20 - May 20

LIBRA

Mystical monthly predictions September 23 - October 22

Librans are really clingy and demanding in their relationships. So it’s probably not a good idea to let them catch you in the photocopying room with another bird/bloke. Also remember if they ask ‘do you love me’, lie like hell and be really convincing, because otherwise you might find that your Libran other half will amputate some important part of your body as a keepsake to put on the mantelpiece. Your ideal partner would be a Gemini, say like Mahatma Ghandi. Now how weird is that?

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October 23 - November 21

You’re a boring person who farts a lot and likes shagging, food and money. You think the way to someone’s heart is a quickie followed by a KFC. You’re also a jealous bugger, so your partner should be cautious when they nip next door for a shag with the neighbour. Your ideal partner would be a Virgo like David Beckham, which on the surface might not be too bad, but one of his bird’s does unspeakable things to pigs!!

The greatest shaggers in the universe. But insanely jealous, so if you, their partner, get caught with your pants down at the office party, then be prepared to meet an untimely death. If your webbed up with a Scorpion, be careful you don’t get caught! Scorpions are all control freaks. Your ideal partner would be a Cancerian, say like Prince Charles, oh you poor bugger! Still your kids will all have ears that enable them to fly under their own propulsion.

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May 21 - June 20

November 22 - December 21

Child like, or is that likes children…. ah not sure!! Either way you need a sound thrashing. You are a smart arse. Fortunately you’re not all bad, because you do like to shag around. The problem is your poor attention span which might lead others to think you’re a bit of a wham-bam merchant. Remember that people who get bored quickly are usually boring. Your ideal partner would be a Libran, say like Catherine Zeta Jones, which makes you a lucky sod too, because old Michael must be on his way out.

You like to sleep around a lot. So a deep and meaningful relationship with you is not likely. However, if you find someone dozy enough to turn a blind eye to your screwing anything that moves, apparently you’ll stick with them for life. Couple with the fact that you’re as tight as a duck’s arse doesn’t exactly make you the most obvious of people to cop off with. Your ideal partner would be an Arian, say Otto von Bismark, so you’re a kraut lover as well.

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June 21 - July 22

December 22 - January 19

Cancerians are secret members of the Mafia, they never forget an insult and will carry out a vendetta against whoever, for ever. So something like being overheard calling their sister a fat cow or brother an ugly twat, is not going to go down too well. Your ideal partner would be a Scorpion, say like Jasmin Le Bon, you lucky sod.

Conventional, boring, ambitious, manipulative, social climbing control freaks and all round miserable gits. Apart from these flaws there’s not much wrong with you that a dose of Senna Pods won’t cure. However, your talent for trying to get your best mate’s girl/boy friends pants off does seem to militate against you ever gaining any form of social acceptability. Go and live in a cave in the Artic. Your ideal partner would be a Taurean, say like the Queen, which really makes you a sad bastard!

LEO

AQUARIUS

July 23 - August 22

January 20 - February 18

Apparently you like to sit on thrones a lot which seems to indicate that you have frequent bowel actions. Apparently you have an enormous sense of pride which when you are told that you have bad breath, a small willy or a fat arse, tends to lead you to be extremely violent. It seems your anybody’s for a Macadees and a half of shandy. Your ideal partner would be an Arian, say Arnold Schwarzenegger, so you must like thick blokes.

Aquarians are slightly or even properly mad. They all have a tendency to certain strange behavioural habits, glueing people’s eyelids together whilst they sleep, urinating in the corner of the office, turning up at weddings naked, etc. They are all emotionally retarded, so aren’t the best of bets as a life partner. Your ideal partner would be a Geminian, say like Kylie Minogue, so life ain’t too bad now, is it? Well if you’re a kangaroo say.

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PISCES

August 23 - September 22

You specialise in hypochondria and are neurotic to the point of needing to be sectioned. You also have refined the art of poking your snout into everyone else’s business to a fine art. You are childlike and probably will have to wear incontinence appliances for the rest of your life. Your ideal partner would be Capricorn, say Greta Garbo, who obviously knew you were likely to come into her life at some stage, hence her need to ‘want to be alone’. Old people or boring film buffs will understand.

February 19 - March 20

Can’t keep secrets, don’t tell them what a great shag so and so is. It’ll be all round the town within minutes and then everyone else will want a piece of the action. Notorious for living in a fantasy world, you find the realities of life distressing. You are always to be found crying in the bog at work because some shred of reality has encroached into your little dream world. You’re all wimps. Your ideal partner will be a Cancerian, say Michelangelo or Helen Keller - ah I forgot you’re an unlucky bugger, too.

DION DIGS ORCHID’S

HOLE IN THE WALL!!

Dion Dublin popped in for our weekly live acoustic music night, even tweeting about looking forward to it beforehand! He had a great night with a pizza and a few beers - and even learnt how to pull a pint of bitter from team member Dan Phillips and shift supervisor Craig Healy. Dion said he would be back with his family one afternoon for a 'feast of pizzas'. He was really nice and said he would give us a 10 out of 10 rating! Dion gets behind the bar with Ismael!

Neil T, The Hole in the Wall, Stratford upon Avon


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Can you guess where Charles is in each of these snaps? To give you a clue here are some anagrams which when put in the right order reveal just where Charles got to last month. As a special treat Charles has promised a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne to the person who gets all the pub names right and matches them to the pictures. Good luck!

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS January 2012 OMG!

The start of each New Year is a great time for reflection and a chance to make some good old resolutions!! We asked some of you what you had in mind for 2012, and here’s what you had to say... SAMANTHA ROPER SPYGLASS AND KETTLE “Our New Year’s resolution as a team is to get everyone singing our praises on line! People are always quick to write when they have a bad experience, but our goal for next year is to get the ones that have really enjoyed themselves to write on there as well, like the great reviews we got on Laterooms.com”

ROB DUNN - COULBY FARM “Our resolution is the same as it always is: ‘to be the best pub that our customers are proud to recommend and to be the number one choice for families in Middlesbrough.’ We always try to be the best. We are doing fresh roasties and fresh Yorkshire puddings to pull our customers from rival carveries on a Sunday. Every time a family comes in we make sure the little ones have colouring sheets, to help the adults entertain their children whilst dining with us. “We always have balloons and lucky bags available in the bar for the parents to buy as well. In all ways we try to achieve what every customer wants - a consistent standard of service. We want our customers to enjoy both the pub’s food and the service; that's what makes people come back. “We make sure our environment is warm, friendly and fresh, we have been slowly painting the pub, inside and out, giving it a mini-sparkle to fend off some newly opened competition.

2012 will be the year where we challenge ourselves to achieve the best. 2011 has been six months of organising and settling the team - 2012 will see the pub move up a notch.”

JACQUELINE ELSWORTH KNOWLES ARMS “To source an 'Electronic Quiz' system! It is played via the TV screens (of which we have 5), with each team having a keypad which they use to text their answers on. As well as general knowledge, picture and specialist rounds, there is also a fastest finger first round!!”

TINA DONNO - MOBY DICK “I’m going back to the bingo halls in Jan - looking forward to getting a full house”

BELINDA CHEESEMAN SHAW FARM “Obviously beat budget! But also to drive the business towards the family market, with outdoor summer activities, Saturday Lunch Club, "Duck Watch" and so much more!”

MIKE WILSON AREA MANAGER “Seek first to understand and then to be understood and keep the saw sharp”

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HURRICANE BAWBAG!

From the 7th to the 13th December Scotland was hit by a huge force of nature, which became affectionately known as Hurricane Bawbag.

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n its most ferocious stage, the hurricane spawned winds of up to 165 mph in elevated areas, with sustained wind speeds of up to 80 mph across more populated areas. OMG! asked some of our Scottish pubs how they coped with Scotland’s worst storm for 10 years…

PEEL PARK, EAST KILBRIDE – MARTIN HOWLEY “The weather had been really bad Monday and Tuesday especially with the snow. This affected our trade on Monday and Tuesday, with virtually no one out for lunch. On Thursday we had the high winds with all buses off the road from lunchtime, trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow didn’t run and most train services were on a limited service. The roads were very quiet also. The kids were off school with parents staying in but no one in their right mind would have gone out in it as it was very dangerous. The pub is still standing and us hardy SCOTS will soldier on no matter what!”

ABBOT’S INCH, RENFREW – HUGH MCKELVIE “It was certainly an experience. I think I have only witnessed similar in Florida!! It was 11 degrees centigrade with a howling wind in excess of 100mph. The Abbot’s Inch survived though!! My Deputy Manager James and I had the task of taking down our ripped banners outside before they ended up on the motorway. We had to hold each other when we went outside as we could not stand still to take them down! When the rain came down it was like a scene from an old Dracula movie! The streets were littered with debris of signage, posters and all sorts. Eventually the storm subsided at about 7pm. We managed to take £400 on the day regardless of the storm thanks to a dedicated team - some of them had to walk here though!!”

BOBBIN MILL, PAISLEY – JENNIFER WARK Here’s a wee poem that’s doing the rounds: “Hurricane Bawbag-8/12/11 The day Scotland was awfy windy, Did we panic - NAW! Did we evacuate - NAW! Did we abandon Scotland - NAW! We just had our tea early Incase the leccy went oot! Americans get Katrina, Irene, Pauline & Andrew we get......Hurricane Bawbag! You may take our fences, You may take our wheelie bins.... But you'll never take our banter.”

OMG! would like to say a huge well done to all the pubs for staying strong and still managing to run their businesses through some seriously chaotic weather! Hurray for Scotland!


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Heroes of Upselling UPSELLING: ENCOURAGING OUR CUSTOMERS TO BUY STARTERS, SIDES, DESSERTS OR HOT DRINKS - ALONG WITH THEIR MAIN - IS A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO INCREASE OUR FOOD SALES.

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s we all know getting new customers over the threshold can be tough – particularly as disposable income becomes ever more squeezed.

Not only is getting our customers to buy a little more a good thing from a sales perspective, we also know from the feedback from Proud to Recommend that our customers like being recommended dishes, offered second drinks, and generally being engaged with at the table.

HINTS FROM THE BEST!! ROSE AND CROWN, BRENTWOOD – ANGIE BARCLAY Angie at the newly opened Rose and Crown has the top upselling percentage in the company (and her old pub – the Ardleigh and Dragon – is third). For example, for every 100 mains sold they sell 128 other dishes (sides, starters, desserts and hot drinks).

WHY NOT GET OUR CUSTOMERS TRYING OUR FANTASTIC DESSERTS AND STARTERS?

Angie says: "Get your whole team behind you on the power of one, set goals and remember every £1 counts. As a team we make a difference and a smile will sell anything!"

• Financially it’s a massive opportunity

CARVERIES – DOING IT WITH DESSERTS! Some of our carveries are fantastic at selling desserts!

• If we could sell 10 extra dishes per site every day, we’d generate £7 million of extra profit!!! • How about upselling one extra side dish, starter, dessert or coffee every hour we are serving food? This would add £5,000 annual profit to the average pub.

• Queen Elizabeth, Chingford, London - Julie Whittingham • Shepherd and Dog, Nacton, Ipswich - Diane and Alex Christie BOTH get 70%+ of their customers to enjoy one of our delicious desserts. FOX AND PHEASANT, SLOUGH - DONNA GREEN & TRISTAN BOXALL Area Manager Chris Jones puts the pub’s success down to experienced and friendly staff who recommend and engage with their customers. So nothing new really – friendly staff, interacting with customers makes for happier guests and better sales and profits. Good news all round and all we have to do is recommend that sticky toffee pudding!!


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ORCHID’S STEPS TO EXC DEVELOPMENT PROG STEPS MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME of a need to ‘build the best Steps to Excellence was created out some fantastic Deputy have We businesses around our people’. ed by our management teams Managers, who have been develop for the next step – running their and this programme prepares them own business. t programme began in October The ‘Steps’ management developmen these were designed to give ; ules 2008 and consisted of 6 core mod ryday skills. Each module eve r, softe as well technical knowledge as from across Orchid including; was (and still is) delivered by experts and even our very own Directors! Senior Managers, functional heads e candidates must complete all To get a place on Steps to Excellenc Manager’s work book, their in-house training including the ) and they must have (PDR w performance development revie pletion course. com t men age Man attended the Steps to

THE ARRIVAL OF DRAGONS’ DEN We hold a pre-assessment to ensure all the candidates are ready to take the next step. At this assessment we have a variety of activities that are observed by people from around the busin ess. The big focus of the day is a Dragons’ Den pitch , where the candidates will have 3 minutes to talk through a sales building idea that they will run durin g the 6 months of the course. At the end of Step s we hold an evaluation day that is similar to the pre-a ssessment. On this day we see such amazing chan ges in confidence levels and knowledge of the business. The final part of the day is the Dragons’ Den 10 minute presentation on how well the sales building activity went, and what the Steps graduate s learnt from running it. Successful candidates are then assigned a mentor and have to complete a finishing school with the operations and support teams. Once they have achi eved this they can apply for their very own business. Since 2008 well over 100 Deputy Managers have graduated from the Steps to Excellence programme, with the latest roun d, which finished in December, adding a further 15 hungry young Managers to our talent bank.

If you would like a career in any of our pub s, bars or restaurants, please speak to you r Manager about applying (and preparin g) for Steps to Excellence VIII.


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XCELLENCE GRAMME One of our graduates put an extra £26,000 onto their P&L over 12 months - imagine the possibilities!

WHAT THE DRAGONS HAVE TO SAY… “I love being a Dragon, it gives me the opportunity to pinch the best of the ideas and utilise them in my area. Some of the ideas are really excellent and not hard to utilise elsewhere. Never be too proud to use someone else’s inspiration”

We have 60 nominations for the first 6 months of 2012 so you do the maths!!!!! r

“In the last 7 months my Dragons’ Den didn't make much of an impact, however it has made me realise that I should focus on more food/family friendly events as these will have much more impact than any wet led events.” Kind regards, Laura Baker – Weld Blundell "In order to increase sales I introduced an upselling staff incentive on our desserts. We have gone from selling an average of 500 desserts a week to 700. Our aim is now to continue the incentive on the desserts and to spread that to sides and starters as well."

Mike Wilson “It’s an absolute privilege to be part of the development of our Steps people. Dragons’ Den is an excellent way of assessing their business knowledge and skills, and has given us ideas that we can roll out across our pubs. Helping to train people who will one day become great managers is very exciting and rewarding.” Simon Dodd “Do something we won’t forget, try something new and exceptional that will raise the profile of your pub. Stay calm, we don’t breathe fire - unless one of the Dragons forgets their toothbrush!”

Cheers, Rachel Wilson – The Red Lion Warrington “On an average taken from a month before we started digitally marketing the business and one month after, the sales have increased by £500 a week!” Best Wishes, Dean Holloway – The Snow Goose “In the last ten months I have increased sales by £4,623 by actively promoting the function room space for weddings, christenings, funerals and birthday parties.” Regards, Rachel Allen – The Legh Arms

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“Make sure you sell your idea to your customers, prepare well, present well and you will always engage the Dragons” Pip White “It never ceases to amaze me how excited I get about Dragons’ Den. I find myself willing everyone to do so well that by the end of the day, I’m emotionally exhausted!” Jan Lomax “I have loved being part of the Steps programme since 2008 and the Dragons’ Den is always the part of the assessment and evaluation which shows off the talent and creativity of the people coming through. In my role of Recruitment Manager I regularly talk to external Managers looking to join Orchid and am very proud to talk about our award winning Steps to Excellence programme.” Lee Bayman


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PUBS OF THE MONTH Not one but THREE Orchid pubs recieve our recognition and thanks for going the extra mile!!!

THE OUTSIDE INN, LARBERT, SCOTLAND The Outside Inn turned their pub into a magical winter wonderland for Christmas last month, complete with a flying snowman with a can of Irn-Bru! They also received a gold award from Netmums as they won the best family friendly place to eat in central Scotland, an amazing feat! They pipped two Brewer’s Fayre pubs and 3 local restaurants to the title. Manager Jo says: “Not bad for little old us! Netmums will list us prominently on their website which has over 1 million users”. Well done guys!

THE FAIRVIEW INN, BURNEDGE, LANCASHIRE The Fairview Inn is definitely a Pub of the Month as a result of their brilliant ‘Holidays a’ comin’ themed Christmas decorations. The pub looked truly magical. A huge round of applause for Malcolm, Sonia, Nik and the Team.

HALO, LEEDS Finally we have Halo. Well done to Matt and the team for reminding students of what’s more fun; studying or drinking?!


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Orchid people are a GREAT bunch! Here’s a round up of outstanding charitable events you are doing around the country!!!

RUN THIS TOWN TONIGHT...

Our lovely Estates Co-ordinator Gary Storrow is running the London marathon on 22nd April 2012 for the Orchid charity, Orchid Cancer Care. He needs to raise £2000 sponsorship and would appreciate all the help we can give him. His Just Giving page is www.justgiving.com/garystorrow

DON’T MIND DOIN’ IT FOR THE KIDS… Also doing his bit for ‘charidee’ is OSM Dougie Pratt who is taking on a massive challenge in May - Lands End to John O’ Groats in just 9 days - on a bike! That’s about 114 miles a day - ouch! Dougie wants to raise a huge amount of sponsorship to help inspire him to train and complete this event so please give generously! You can sponsor him by heading to this web address: www.action.org.uk/sponsor/dougpratt Dougie is raising money for Action Medical Research, which is a great children’s charity dedicated to improving the health of babies and children in the UK. For almost 60 years the charity has been behind numerous breakthroughs such as the UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, and more recently the foetal heart rate monitor, which is a new state-of-the-art device that could help save thousands of babies that are at risk.

OMG! wishes Dougie and Gary all the best of luck; let’s help them reach their sponsorship targets!


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RECRUITER HEADLINES

LEE BAYMAN

07824 848115

GENERAL MANAGER/S AT THE “STUNNING” SPYGLASS, WEYMOUTH The pub is magnificently situated on a cliff top overlooking Weymouth Bay and is surrounded by stunning views. It is only 1 mile from the town centre. Weymouth is a popular holiday resort which offers lots of seasonal trade, with sales ranging from £40k net in summer, to £10k out of season. This averages across the year at £22.5k, split 60/40 in favour of food, and as at the end of P11 is in 13% growth vs last year. 2012 promises to be a good year with the Olympic sailing events being held in the bay. Holiday makers make up the majority of the customer base, but there is also an opportunity to develop local trade. The pub has a single bar (with cask ales), several defined dining areas and a small function room; all of which are in excellent condition. There is an extensive garden area, overlooking the bay, with a BBQ facility and an external play area. Applicants must have experience of high-volume food, preferably with carvery experience, and must be standards-led along with the ability to lead and motivate a large team. Also a proven track record of growing sales and converting to profit via excellent controls is a must. This is not a first appointment. The Spyglass is a phenomenal opportunity to progress your career and change your lifestyle in a lovely part of the world.

CALL ANDY WATKINS ON 07919 018880

GM AT THE “CRACKING” CROWN POINT, SEVENOAKS, KENT Located in a beautifully secluded spot just off the Seven Oaks Road in Seal Chart, this fantastic carvery is one of the recent additions to the Orchid family. Invested in as recently as mid-2010, the pub remains in fantastic condition with fabulous outside dining areas and a brilliant carvery area. This position is ideal for a Manager or couple who have bags of passion for food-led pubs, with the ability to create a good bar trade and relate well to the local community. Not a first time appointment pub, it needs an experienced pair of hands.

CALL JO PROBERT ON 07825 122016

GENERAL MANAGER AT THE LOVELY LINKS HOTEL, FLEET This belting Independent Local is located only 5 minutes from the town centre of Fleet, opposite the train station. A great pub with a good sports area and strong local trade. The pub has a food offer of 2 meals for £8.95, and also has 4 twin hotel rooms upstairs. This position would be ideal for a Manager or Management couple, who get that buzz from getting to know the locals and building the trade through local community activity. This could be a first appointment depending on the applicant, but it could also present an exciting new challenge for an existing Manager or Management couple.

CALL MATTY MORRIS ON 07825 032432


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OMG! Recipe Time!

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Ricotta, tomato & spinach frittata by Craig Brookfield This months OMG! recipe comes from Development Chef Craig Brookfield and is a fantastic January detox, something healthy to kick start your New Year! Try it for yourselves by following the recipe below!

SERVES 4 You will need.... • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 large onion • 300g cherry tomatoes • 100g spinach leaves

• 8g fresh basil • 100g ricotta • 6 eggs, beaten • Salad to serve

1 Heat oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan/gas 6 2 Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the onion for 5-6 mins until softened and lightly golden 3 Add the tomatoes and toss for 1 min to soften 4 Remove from the heat, add the spinach leaves and basil, and toss together to wilt a little 5 Transfer all the ingredients to a greased 30cm x 20cm rectangular baking tin 6 Take small scoops of the ricotta and dot over the vegetables 7 Season the eggs and beat well, then pour over the other ingredients 8 Cook in the oven for 20-25 mins until pale golden and set 9 Serve with salad. Enjoy!!!

OMG! Cocktail Time! LONG ISLAND ICED TEA & SCREAMING ORGASM

This month, Bar Development Trainer Greg Adams serves up two super ‘post-seasonal’ mixes to make good use of your left over spirits! SO THAT WAS CHRISTMAS!!! So you’ve had a few parties over Christmas and New Year and you’re now left with a cupboard full of random spirits you’re not sure what to do with? Here are a couple of recipes that will help to use up the last of those festive leftovers. LONG ISLAND ICED TEA 12.5ml Vodka 12.5ml Bacardi 12.5ml Cointreau 12.5ml Gin 12.5ml Silver Tequila Juice of half a lemon

SCREAMING ORGASM 12.5ml Vodka 12.5ml Baileys 12.5ml Amaretto 12.5ml Kahlua or Tia Maria 100ml Milk 100ml Cream

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into an ice filled highball glass and fill with coke. Garnish with a slice of lemon and serve.

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice filled highball glass. Dust with chocolate powder and serve.


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ORCHID’S TOMBOLA

Have you always dreamt of being the next draw master for Orchid’s tombola? Go on, you know you have!!!

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ell now you can!! We need YOU to help draw the tombola each month. In return you get to spend a day with the charming Charles Freeman and get to feature on the Orchid YouTube and Facebook pages! Last month saw the Tombola team make their way to the Priory in Wellingborough to see the lovely June and Richard Ogden. June and Richard certainly spiced up the tombola – they even brought in some elves to help! If you are interested please contact Monique Hall or Tracy Read:

monique.hall@orchidgro up.co.uk tracy.read@orchidgrou p.co.uk

Charles with June, Richard and the elves at the Priory


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Aviva Premiership Final

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HORSE RACING

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

OLYMPICS

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WHO WILL LIGHT THE

OLYMPIC FLAME?

OPENING CEREMONY - FRIDAY 27TH JULY GIVING OUR CUSTOMERS EVEN MORE

Excitement has begun to run high across the nation as bets are being taken on who will light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony in Stratford on Friday 27th July. Various names have been batted around, including David Bond, the surviving gold medallist from the 1948 London Games, to Dame Kelly Holmes, double gold medalist at the 2004 Athens Games, and Daley Thompson, a former English decathlete. Also in the running is Lord Sebastian Coe, a man now synonymous with the Olympics. Some feel he is the main reason we won the Olympic bid. Heavy rumours also certainly surround Sir Steve Redgrave, winner of five Olympic gold medals in five consecutive games for rowing – to say he’s a great athlete is an understatement! He is also a sports ambassador for Great Britain so would definitely be a brilliant choice.

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January January January January January

Football Football Boxing Football Football

Carling Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg Manchester City v Liverpool BBC1 7:45pm Serie A AC Milan v Inter Milan ESPN 7:45pm Heavyweight Boxing David Price v John McDermott Sky Sports 1 8pm Carling Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg Cardiff v Crystal Palace BBC2 7:45pm Carling Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg Liverpool v Manchester City Sky Sports 1 7:45pm

REMEMBERING

GARY ABLETT

LIVERPOOL AND EVERTON FAVOURITE LOSES CANCER FIGHT OMG! Sport would like to pay tribute to Gary Ablett, former Liverpool and Everton defender. He died on New Year’s day following a 16month battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Ablett won two league titles and two FA Cups, and also managed Stockport County.


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